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2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

– 2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe

FLSTN Softail Deluxe is dripping with nostalgia, from its integrated luggage rack and seat with check side panels with a chrome grab rail, to its full-length footboards and wide whitewall tires on Chrome Laced Steel wheels. A classic tombstone tail light is perched on the rear fender. Pull-back handlebar and a low, 24.5-inch seat height add cruising comfort. Classic paint combinations, intricate cloisonné and sparkling chrome combine help the Softail Deluxe stand out from the crowd.

FLSTN Softail Deluxe features:

Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Over/Under Shotgun exhaust
Chrome oil tank
MU85B-16 rear / MT90-16 front wide whitewall tires
Chrome Laced Steel wheels
FL rear fender
Two-piece, two-up seat with detachable passenger pillion
Low-rise pull-back handlebar
Five-gallon Fat Bob tank
Distinctive headlight nacelle
Clear-lens reflector-optic passing lamps
Integrated luggage rack
Tombstone tail light
32-degree FL front forks with full FL fender
Full-length floorboards with heel/toe shift lever
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
Optional Smart Security System


2008 harley-davidson® SPECIFICATIONS1 softail® FLSTN Softail® Deluxe

Length 94.70 in. (2405.38 mm)
Overall Width 38.60 in. (980.44 mm)
Overall Height 44.30 in. (1125.22 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 24.50 in. (622.30 mm)
– Unladen 25.90 in. (657.86 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.80 in. (121.92 mm)
Rake (steering head) 32°
Fork Angle 32°
Trail 5.80 in. (147.32 mm)
Wheelbase 64.50 in. (1638.30 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall):
– Front – D402F MT90-16 72H
– Rear – D402 MU85B16 77H
Fuel Capacity (warning light at approximately 1 gal.) 5 gal. (18.93 L)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3 qts. (2.84 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Primary Chain Case Capacity3 1 qts. (0.95 L)
– As Shipped 695 lbs. (315.25 kg)
– In Running Order 724 lbs. (328.40 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1160 lbs. (526.17 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating:
– Front 430 lbs. (195.04 kg)
– Rear 730 lbs. (331.12 kg)

Engine4 Air-cooled, Twim Cam 96B™
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic,
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 in. (95.25 mm) x 4.38 in. (111.25 mm)
Displacement4 96 cu. in. (1584 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System5 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Fiber element, washable
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive6 Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive™
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S. HDI JPN
1st 9.312 9.312 9.030
2nd 6.421 6.421 6.226
3rd 4.774 4.774 4.630
4th 3.926 3.926 3.807
5th 3.279 3.279 3.179
6th 2.790 2.790 2.706

Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped,
cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swing Arm Mild steel, round tube sections, forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 41.30 mm telescopic, “beer can” covers
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Wheels7 (Chrome, Profile Laced Aluminum option): Chrome, Laced Steel
105th Anniversary Wheels7 Chrome, Profile Laced Aluminum
– Front 16 in. x 3 in. (406.40 mm x 76.20 mm)
– Rear 16 in. x 3 in. (406.40 mm x 76.20 mm)
– Caliper Type 4-piston front and 2-piston rear
– Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
– Front 11.50 in. x .20 in. (292.10 mm x 5.08 mm)
– Rear 11.50 in. x .23 in. (292.10 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension Travel:
– Front Wheel 5.10 in. (129.54 mm)
– Rear Wheel 4.30 in. (109.22 mm)

Engine Torque8 (per SAE J1349):
– North America 89.70 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (121.63 NM @ 2750 rpm)
– World 88.20 ft. lbs. @ 3300 rpm (119.60 NM @ 3300 rpm)
– Japan 80.40 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (109.02 NM @ 2750 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right: 28° Left: 26°
Fuel Economy9(EPA urban/highway test): 35/54 mpg (6.72/4.36 L /100 km)

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour, 270 cca
(per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Three-Phase, 38-amp system
(439W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 489W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
– Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
– Tail/Stop Lights 8W/28W (5W/21W)
– Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling
– Passing Lamps Chrome
– Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals,
engine diagnostics, 6-speed, low fuel warnings,
security system10 (optional)

Engine Trim Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment covers
Exhaust System Chrome, straight over/under shotgun exhaust with dual mufflers
Fenders and Supports
– Front Full coverage fender with chrome accents
– Rear Full coverage fender with chrome supports
Foot Supports and Controls
– Rider Forward-mounted footpegs with brake & shift levers
– Passenger Standard footpegs
Handlebar Style Stainless steel, low-rise
Seat Type and Style Two-piece, two-up Softail® classic removable seat pillion
Fork Lock Common with ignition key
Hazard Warning Integrated into turn signal controls
Smart Security System Next-generation hands-free security fob;
operates based on proximity to vehicle

Vivid Black, Black Pearl, Dark Blue Pearl (new), Crimson Red Sunglo (new),
Candy Red Sunglo (new), Suede Blue Pearl/Vivid Black (new), White Gold Pearl/
Pewter Pearl (new), White Gold Pearl/Black Pearl (new), Purple Haze13 (new),
Copperhead Pearl/Red Hot13 (new), Golden Glow/Black Glow13 (new),
Anniversary Copper Pearl/Vivid Black (new)

Warranty11 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter
1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation.

Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Primary case oil fill is 32 oz. or as needed to fill to bottom of diaphragm.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
5 Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
6 U.S. and HDI markets, except Japan: Belt, 32/64 ratio.
7 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region. Standard 105th Anniversary wheel for FLHTCU, FXDL, XL1200L, FLTR and FLHX models is Gloss Black Painted Cast Aluminum.
8 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
9 Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
10 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
11 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
12 Availability of colors may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
13 Limited availability. See your dealer for details and available colors.

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