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2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones
2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones


– 2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones

The new Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones cuts the aggressive profile of an authentic custom bobber, but with some dark twists that deliver a wickedly fun and emotional riding experience.

With the retro look of a Springer front end and other post-war era bobber styling cues like a sprung solo seat, half-round rider footboards, Gloss Black round air cleaner cover and chopped front fender, the Softail Cross Bones rides with a Black and Polished Twin Cam 96B powertrain, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and truly unique Softail suspension.

As the latest of several Harley-Davidson Dark Customs, Cross Bones melds stripped and chopped custom creativity with rough and raw finishes. Soul mates of the Cross Bones include the Nightster, Night Train, Night Rod Special and Street Bob.

As each Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle declares its styling independence with exclusive components and inspired craftsmanship, the Cross Bones is a bold addition to an already free-spirited family. Many features of the Cross Bones and other Softails are reminiscent of restless riders of the past, whose defiant attitude resonates with those who march to their own beat in any generation.

 

FLSTSB Cross Bones features:

Rigid-mount, 1584 cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with polished rocker box covers and pushrods and untreated fins
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Gloss Black painted Springer front end with chrome springs
Gloss Black mini ape-hanger handlebar
Straight shot exhaust with chrome slash-cut mufflers
Adjustable sprung solo seat with leather lacing
26.6-inch seat height
Chopped front fender with striping
Bobtail rear fender with striping
Gloss Black cat-eye tank console with new speedometer face
Gloss Black round air cleaner cover, oil tank and rear fender supports
Distinctive five-gallon fuel tank with hand-laced leather tank panel and striping
200 mm rear tire
Laced Steel front and rear wheels with Gloss Black painted rims
Half-round old-school foot boards
Horseshoe oil tank with Harley-Davidson patent badge
Optional Smart Security System

 





SPECIFICATIONS:

2008 harley-davidson® SPECIFICATIONS1 softail® FXSTB Night Train®

DIMENSIONS
Length 90.50 in. (2298.70 mm)
Overall Width 38.10 in. (967.74 mm)
Overall Height 52.62 in. (1255 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 – 26.62 in. (676.28 mm)
– Unladen – 30.19 in. (766.76 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.90 in. (124.46 mm)
Rake (steering head) 32°
Fork Angle 24.2°
Trail 6.30 in. (160.02 mm)
Wheelbase 64.50 in. (1638.30 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and radial blackwall rear):
– Front – D402F MT90B16 72H
– Rear – D407 200/55R17 78V
Fuel Capacity 5 gal. (18.93 L)
(warning light at approximately 1 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3 qts. (2.84 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Primary Chain
Case Capacity10 1 qts. (0.95 L)
Weight:
– As Shipped 700 lbs. (317.51 kg)
– In Running Order 737 lbs. (334.30 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1140 lbs. (517.10 kg)
– Gross Axle

Weight Rating:
– Front 430 lbs. (195.04 kg)
– Rear 710 lbs. (322.05 kg)

Engine
Engine3 Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96BTM Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves
with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 in. x 4.38 in. (95.25 mm x 111.25 mm)
Displacement 96 cu. in. (1584 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump

Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive9 Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise DriveTM
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

Chassis
Frame Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded Swingarm Mild steel, round tube sections, forged junctions; MIG welded

Front Forks Black leading link for Springer® model
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Wheels4: Black, Laced Steel
– Front 16 in. x 3.00 in. (406.4 mm x 76.20 mm)
– Rear 17 in. x 6 in. (431.80 mm x 152.40 mm)

Brakes:
– Caliper Type Single-piston front and 2-piston rear
– Rotor Type Patented, uniform expansion rotors
(diameter x width):
– 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 3.80 in. (96.52 mm)
– Rear Wheel 4.30 in. (109.22 mm)

Performance
Engine Torque5 (per SAE J1349):
– North America 87.90 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (119.19 NM @ 2750 rpm)
– World 84.80 ft. lbs. @ 3100 rpm (114.99 NM @ 3100 rpm)
– Japan 81.60 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (110.65 NM @ 2750 rpm)

Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
– Right 27.1°
– Left 27.6°

Fuel Economy8
(EPA urban/highway test)
35/54 mpg (6.72/4.36 L/100 km)

Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp/hour, 270 cca
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
– Indicator Lamps: High beam, front fender running lights, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals,
engine diagnostics, security system6 (optional), 6-speed, low fuel warnings


COLORS11
Vivid Black, Black Denim, Pewter Denim, Dark Blue Denim, Olive Pearl, Dark Blue Pearl (new)

Warranty
Warranty7 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 (VRSCTM 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 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
7 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
8 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.
9 U.S. and HDI markets, except Japan: Belt, 32/64 ratio.
10 Primary case oil fill is 32 oz. or as needed to fill to bottom of diaphragm.
11 Availability of colors may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change
without notice.

 

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

 

The Official Press Release:

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON SOFTAIL CROSS BONES MAKES DARK DEBUT
Authentic Custom Bobber Fuses Stunning Style and Distinctive Design

MILWAUKEE (January 21, 2008) – The new Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones cuts the aggressive profile of an authentic custom bobber, but with some dark twists that deliver a wickedly fun and emotional riding experience.

The new Softail model was announced today at the Harley-Davidson Winter Dealer Meeting in San Antonio. With the retro look of a Springer front end and other post-war era bobber styling cues like a sprung solo seat, half-round rider footboards, Gloss Black round air cleaner cover and chopped front fender, the Softail Cross Bones rides with a Black and Polished Twin Cam 96B powertrain, 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and truly unique Softail suspension.

“Only Harley-Davidson could do this bike,” said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Vice President, Core Customer Marketing. “It’s a motorcycle inspired as much by our early Knuckles and Pans, as by our desire to deliver innovative technology and content to make the ride today as magical and transforming as only a Harley-Davidson can. Cross Bones is a bike that makes me want to strap a blanket across the handle bar, hit the campgrounds on my next road trip and get totally in touch with what’s right about this land.”

As the latest of several Harley-Davidson Dark Customs, Cross Bones melds stripped and chopped custom creativity with rough and raw finishes. Soul mates of the Cross Bones include the Nightster, Night Train, Night Rod Special, Fat Bob and Street Bob. Check out more on Dark Custom motorcycles at www.harley-davidson.com/darkcustom.

As each Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle declares its styling independence with exclusive components and inspired craftsmanship, the Cross Bones is a bold addition to an already free-spirited family. Many features of the Cross Bones and other Softails are reminiscent of restless riders of the past, whose defiant attitude resonates with those who march to their own beat in any generation.

The Softail name originates from its rear suspension design, with a swingarm section that honors the lines of a vintage rigid frame, while delivering a smooth, comfortable ride. Hidden horizontal coil-over rear shock absorbers are strategically mounted out-of-sight below the powertrain. The counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B powertrain is rigid-mounted in the Softail frame to give the rider a core connection to the motorcycle. Harley-Davidson Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) is standard on all Softail models, as is the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission with its accommodating clutch lever effort.

The Softail Cross Bones takes on the road with a rebellious expression accentuated by a Gloss Black painted Springer front end with chrome springs, black bucket headlamp and black mini ape-hanger style handlebar. While the chopped front fender exposes more of the front wheel, a Bobtail fender does the same for the wide 200 mm rear tire. Tires with matching treads ride on Steel Laced wheels with Gloss Black painted rims.

The sprung solo seat, gloss black round air cleaner cover and old-style half-round rider footboards form a nostalgic focal point of the Cross Bones, recalling images of a classic era on this contemporary motorcycle. With two coiled springs underneath, the adjustable two-position Cross Bones seat rides in modern comfort at a height of 26.6 inches. A distinctive Softail horseshoe-shaped oil tank with the time-honored Harley-Davidson patent badge is located below the seat.

An authentically designed five-gallon fuel tank sports a gloss black “cat-eye” styled console with accessible ignition switch and a new speedometer face. A hand-laced leather tank panel on the console compliments the sprung solo seat. A straight shot exhaust system with chrome slash-cut mufflers provides optimum performance and stands out in contrast to the Cross Bones’ many darker components.

The FLSTSB Cross Bones is available in premium custom graphics with wicked striping and paint featuring new Dark Blue Pearl, Dark Blue Denim, as well as Vivid Black, Black Denim, Olive Pearl and Pewter Denim.


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