134476 / 2003 Harley Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Cruiser

134476 / 2003 Harley Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Cruiser

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If you’re looking to join the Harley Owners Group, want a great addition for your existing collection, or just want to pick up a new favorite pastime, take a look at this 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Cruiser!

Since the Heritage design is based on an existing Harley-Davidson architecture, it automatically translates to timeless good looks. At the front of this Hydra-Glide-esque Cruiser, a vintage ‘full fender’ leads the eye past a detachable windshield to a sculpted fuel tank and large, studded console. Classically shaped and hand-finished, that attractive tank casually flows into a second ‘full fender’ that’s detailed with old school tail lamps. That tank and those fenders shine perfectly under impressive Anniversary Paint and a slew of holographic Harley-Davidson emblems. And overall, this hog features a detailed and substantial appearance that’s sure to age just as well as its high quality components.

Underneath the bike’s attractive body, Harley-Davidson engineers took their time crafting a rigid frame that’s capable of handling the rigors of extended cruising. All of the chassis’ electrical components are artfully hidden to ensure excellent fit and great finish. Part of the Softail’s appeal is its classic hard tail appearance; and Harley has become downright masterful at hiding horizontal shocks that ensure hours of pleasant traveling. That ride comes courtesy of a lowered Profile suspension and polished wheels, which wear specially developed Dunlop tires. And naturally, steering and maneuverability is specifically tuned to create a unique riding experience for each individual.

Drivetrains are always the focal point of world class road bikes, and this awesome Cruiser boasts an 88 cubic inch (1480cc) 88B twin cam that sits in Harley’s traditional V-shaped configuration. Introduced for the 2000 model year, that proven V-twin utilizes 9.0 to 1 compression, twin balance shafts and electronic sequential port fuel injection to make this 739lb. cruiser both engaging and inspiring. Behind the top notch motor, a smooth, 5-speed transmission utilizes a constant mesh primary, double row chain and poly chain belt to provide years of solid and reliable shifts. And the addition of a multi-plate clutch reduces shifting effort, making transitions faster and smoother.

With barely 9,400 original miles, and all the right hardware to make cruising a real pleasure, this pristine Harley is the perfect bike for anyone looking to hit the road in comfort and style. If you’re ready for some liberating, 2-wheel adventure, call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com!
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  1. Geoff Westwood: Quite to the contrary, I love the older model, single cam Harleys of yesterday, in particular the EVOLUTION, single cam, engine, (1,340cc) (80 CID), which were produced from 1984-98. Great bikes, with METAL GEAR DRIVE to operate the single cam, as opposed to the Twin Cam, silent/roller chain drive, with their two PLASTIC cam chain tensioners, which are designed to be periodically inspected for wear and are meant to be replaced, when wear reaches, 3/32' of wear. The EVO crankshaft were also bolted together, with a crank pin, bolt and nut, arrangement, to keep the crankshaft running in true, unlike the pressed together, TWINKIE crankshafts, which on a hit or miss, basis, have the potential to come out of true. That is just a well known fact, and YOU TUBE, has many videos, depicting those problems, posted by TWINKIE owners, themselves, after having either cratered their engines or have had to true the crankshafts to continue operating the bike, or finding out, after the fact, about the engine even having PLASTIC cam chain tensioners, on the silent or roller chain drive. In  my opinion, the finest modern day Harley to own is the XL1200, which still uses the EVOLUTION design for it's engine and keeps the METAL GEAR DRIVE to operate the four cams. And to change out the right side, final belt drive, on the SPORTY, it is very inexpensive and quick to do, as opposed to the TWINKIES, final belt drive, which is time consuming and very pricey. So, I am not a fan of TWINKIES, but, do like very much the SPORTSER of today and yesteryears, carbed, EVOLUTION, Harley bikes. That is just my own opinion and respect others views, too.

  2. Great looking bike, nice lines and profiles, but, unfortunately it's a TWIN CAM engine, produced, starting in 1999 to the present in different Cubic Inch Displacements, this one being a Twin Cam 88. FATALLY FLAWED ENGINE. Unlike all previous single, cam, HARLEY engines that came before it…..this one has a pressed together, flywheel, rather than one with a crank pin, bolt and nut, torqued, to hold both halves of the flywheel, together. EVOS, SHOVEL, PANHEADS, all had a crank pin bolt and nut to keep the flywheel in true. Nothing holds the two flywheel halves together, it was only pressed with a 400 ton press, at the factory, and the flywheel WILL come out of true, meaning that the sprocket shaft and pinion shafts, will "wobble", out of spec, which should be no more than 0.001" or less. As you add the miles to it, it will come out of true and at 0.003", of run out, it will begin to damage the bushings, and bearings, and progressively worsen, till CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OCCURS. Only solution, is to tear the engine, down, preferably when new, and take the flywheel to a performance specialty shop, and have it dynamically, trued, balanced, plug the WELCH PLUGS, and weld the halves together, with a run out on the two shafts of 0.001" or less.Another way to crater this engine, is in the engine components themselves. Most Harley owners are not even aware that the TWINKIES operate on two silent chain drives, unlike all previous, HARLEY, single cam engines, which used METAL GEAR DRIVES to operate the oil pump and the single cam. No PLASTIC in those HARLEY engines. TWINKIES use two PLASTIC tensioners, on each silent chain drive and HARLEY means for them to be periodically inspected for wear and to be replaced when wear reaches, 3/32" of wear. Only thing is HARLEY does not tell the buyer this, in either the OWNERS MANUAL or the SERVICE MANUAL as to what mileage interval,  should the inspection be performed. Failure on the owner's part to inspect and replace the tensioners, will result in the tensioners, breaking apart inside the engine, and then METAL TO METAL contact happens and the metal shavings are inducted into the oil pump and into the crankcase and cylinders, ruining the engine and causing IMMEDIATE CATASTROPHIC FAILURE as the engine seizes at highway speed, with a locked rear wheel and a cratered oil pump spewing 250 degree plus  engine oil all over the rear wheel. Imagine the thrill ride one can have when that happens.There is no solution to this problem. Aftermarket GEAR DRIVES FOR THE CAMS are available, but, only if the flywheel has not exceeded 0.003"  of run out or wobble, cause they will break apart if to tight and chatter and drive you nuts with noise if too, loose. And  you are only replacing one silent chain drive, you will always still have the outboard, silent chain drive to operate the oil pump.LOTS OF YOU TUBE VIDEOS POSTED BY OWNERS WHO FOUND OUT TO LATE.CAVEAT EMPTOR-LET THE BUYER OF ANY TWIN CAM ENGINE BEWARE.The only reliable HARLEY ON THE MARKET TODAY IS THE XL1200 SPORTSTER, CAUSE IT STILL USES THE EVOLUTION ENGINE DESIGN, HAS A BELT FINAL DRIVE AND RUBBER MOUNTED ENGINES STARTING IN 03, ONWARD. Or get an older model EVO BIG TWIN, AS IT CAN BE RE-BUILT, TOP AND BOTTOM, MANY TIMES OVER AND NO PLASTIC PARTS IN CRITIC COMPONENTS. AND A BOLTED TOGETHER FLYWHEEL, THAT WILL STAY IN TRUE.

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