Harley-Davidson Softail Custom: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob Dark Custom was a v2, four-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 1986 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 96 mph (155 km/h). Max torque was 99.58 ft/lbs (135.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 78.32 HP (58.4 KW) @ 5020 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 98.4mm bore x 111.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1690.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 9.6:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. The final drive was via belt. Power was moderated via the multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-b16 front tire and a 180/70-b16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. 4-piston. in the front and a single disc. abs. 2-piston. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equiped with a twin shocks. The Softail Fat Bob Dark Custom was fitted with a 4.99 Gallon (18.90 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 672.41 pounds (305.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 66.54 inches (1690 mm) long.

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Harley-Davidson Softail Custom
Manufacturer
Also called FXSTC 1340 Softail Custom (reduced effect), FXSTC 1340 Softail Custom, 1340 Softail Heritage Custom, 1340 Softail Custom, Softail Blackline Dark Custom, Softail Fat Bob Dark Custom, FXSTC Softail Custom, FXST 1340 Softail Custom
Production 1986 - 2018
Class Road
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 98.4mm x 111.1mm
Top Speed 96 mph (155 km/h)
Horsepower 78.32 HP (58.4 KW) @ 5020RPM
Torque 99.58 ft/lbs (135.0 Nm) @ 3750RPM
Fuel System injection. electronic sequential port fuel injection
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: twin shocks
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. 4-piston.
Rear: single disc. abs. 2-piston.
Front Tire 130/90-b16
Rear Tire 180/70-b16
Wheelbase 66.54 inches (1690 mm)
Length 94.49 inches (2400 mm)
Width 36.5 inches (927 mm)
Height 51.69 inches (1313 mm)
Seat Height 23.23 inches (590 mm)
Weight 672.41 pounds (305.0 Kg) (dry), 320.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.74 Gallon (2.80 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 4.99 Gallon (18.90 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.60 liters/100 km (17.9 km/l or 42.00 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob Dark Custom was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1986 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 96 mph (155 km/h). Max torque was 99.58 ft/lbs (135.0 Nm) @ 3750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 78.32 HP (58.4 KW) @ 5020 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 98.4mm bore x 111.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1690.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 130/90-b16 front tire and a 180/70-b16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. 4-piston. in the front and a single disc. abs. 2-piston. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a twin shocks. The Softail Fat Bob Dark Custom was fitted with a 4.99 Gallon (18.90 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 672.41 pounds (305.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 66.54 inches (1690 mm) long.

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