2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary FXSTDSE Softail Deuce

2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary FXSTDSE Softail Deuce

Every few years, Harley come up with a model that looks more like a custom show trophy winner than a factory machine. Such was the Softail Deuce, introduced in 2000. Motorcycle Cruiser magazine noted “Assembly-line motorcycles just don’t look like the Deuce. They don’t have these sort of sexy curves – all that chrome and those super-clean details. You’re supposed to visit a professional customizer if you want looks of this caliber. Judging from the comments our sample bike elicited, the Deuce is the best-looking full production motorcycle gracing any showroom.”

For the 100th Anniversary of the company, Harley updated the Deuce with a 1550cc version of the 88B Twin Cam v-twin, the B indicating counterbalancers, which allowed the engine to be solidly mounted in the frame yet not pass its vibration on to the rider. Updates all around the bike celebrated the Centennial year, including the unique livery of Centennial Gold and Vivid Black paint with Gold Leaf graphics, color-matched Centennial Gold Frame, Swingarm, Front Spoiler, Air Cleaner, Timer, Derby Cover, and Fuel Tank Console Inserts. Plus:
-100th Anniversary Badges on Fuel Tank Console Insert and Engine Crankcase
-Chrome Slotted Six Spoke Wheels, 21-inch front and 17-inch rear
-Chrome Slotted Six Spoke Rear Sprocket
-Chrome Slotted Floating Brake Rotors
-Dual Front Disc Brakes, Silver Brake Calipers with Billet-style Chrome Inserts
-Chrome Front and Rear Wheel Spacers
-Chrome Bullet Front Axle Covers
-Chrome Smooth-look Fork Stem Covers
-Chrome, Fat 11/4-inch diameter Handlebar with Internal Wiring
-Clear-coated, Braided Stainless Steel Control Cables and Brake Lines
-Silver-faced Speedometer and Mini-Tach
-Chrome Headlight Filler Panel and Handlebar Riser Cover
-Smoked Turn Signal Lenses with Amber Bulbs
-Chrome Lower Triple Tree Cover
-Chrome Bullet Mirrors
-Aileron Custom Hand Grips
-Buckshot Chrome Brake and Clutch Hand Controls
-Chrome Brake Master Cylinder, Clutch Lever, and Chrome Switch Housings
-Chrome Front and Rear Master Cylinder Reservoir Covers
-Chrome Forward Control Mounting Brackets
-Polished Bullet Stainless Shift Linkage
-Chrome Bullet Shift and Rear Brake Lever
-Aileron Chrome and Rubber Footpegs, Brake Pedal Pad and Shifter Peg
-Teardrop-shaped Chrome Air Cleaner Assembly
-Chrome Voltage Regulator
-Chrome Headbolt Covers
-Custom Low-profile Seat and Pillion with Chrome Inserts
-Profile Low Front and Rear Suspension for 1? lower seat height
-Chrome Swingarm Pivot Bolt Covers
-Chrome Rear Axle Covers
-Chrome Lower Belt Guard
-Slash Down Mufflers with Chrome Heat Shields
-Chrome Valve Stem Caps
-H-D ® Factory Security System with Alarm Siren

The motorcycle offered

The Softail on offer here is of 2004 vintage and was part of a California substantial collection of American and European bikes. A barn-find when discovered, the bike was stored for the last 14 years, having covered little more than 3,000 miles from new. Recently liberated, the bike was carefully cleaned and detailed and given a full re-commissioning, including new battery and general service. Cosmetically, the bike is in excellent condition. Now, in great running condition, the bike is ready for the next owner.

Sold on a clean, clear California title in non-op status, so no past registration fees are due.