2008 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom
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– 2008 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom
2008 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom
The FXSTC Softail Custom has a classic hands-high, feet-out, long-chopper profile and the comfort of a two-up seat and backrest that will please a passenger ready for a long haul. A 200 mm rear tire and Bobtail fender lend authority to the rear end. Polished ape-hanger handlebar and Fat Bob fuel tank are classic cool.
FXSTC Softail Custom features:
Rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine
6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
Chrome Staggered Shorty dual exhaust
Chrome oil tank
200 mm-17 rear / MH90-21 front tire
Polished, Slotted Disc Forged Aluminum 17-inch rear wheel
Chrome Profile Laced Aluminum 21-inch front wheel
Bobtail rear fender
Chrome button tufted two-up seat with chrome backrest
Profile ape-hanger handlebar with Bare Knuckle risers
Five-gallon Fat Bob fuel tank with custom-sewn, leather strap
Forward-mount foot controls
33.5-degree FX front forks
Optional Smart Security System
2008 harley-davidson® SPECIFICATIONS1 softail® FXSTC Softail® Custom
Length 94.50 in. (2400.30 mm)
Overall Width 36.50 in. (927.10 mm)
Overall Height 51.70 in. (1313.18 mm)
– Laden2 26.40 in. (670.56 mm)
– Unladen 28.30 in. (718.82 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.10 in. (129.54 mm)
Rake (steering head) 32°
Fork Angle 33.5°
Trail 5 in. (127 mm)
Wheelbase 66.90 in. (1699.26 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall front and radial blackwall rear):
– Front – D407 MH90-21 54H
– Rear – D407 200/55R17 78V
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 672 lbs. (304.81 kg)
– In Running Order 703 lbs. (318.88 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1125 lbs. (510.29 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating:
– Front 415 lbs. (188.24 kg)
– Rear 710 lbs. (322.05 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, chrome dust covers
Rear Shocks Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Wheels7: Chrome, Profile Laced Aluminum front;
Polished, Slotted Disc Forged Aluminum rear
– Front 21 in. x 2.15 in. (533.40 mm x 54.61 mm)
– Rear 17 in. x 6 in. (431.80 mm x 152.40 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)
– Front Wheel 5.60 in. (142.24 mm)
– Rear Wheel 4.30 in. (109.22 mm)
Engine Torque8 (per SAE J1349):
– North America 87.90 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (119.19 NM @ 2750 rpm)
– World 84.80 ft. lbs. @ 3200 rpm (114.99 NM @ 3200 rpm)
– Japan 81.60 ft. lbs. @ 2750 rpm (110.65 NM @ 2750 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): Right: 34° Left: 31°
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
– Indicator Lamps High beam, front fender running lights, 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, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Fenders and Supports
– Front Sport fender with painted brace supports
– Rear Bobtail fender with chrome supports
Foot Supports and Controls
– Rider Forward-mounted footpegs with brake & shift levers
– Passenger Standard footpegs
Handlebar Style Polished steel, “ape-hanger”
Seat Type and Style One-piece, two-up Softail® classic
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), Candy Red Sunglo (new),
Pacific Blue Pearl/Vivid Black (new), Crimson Red Sunglo/Candy Red Sunglo (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.