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Identification

2005 Sportster Models


This section provides left and right side views of your 2005 Sportster motorcycle. Please refer to the CONTROLS AND INDICATORS and OPERATION sections for specific details about each component.

NOTE:

Specifications in this publication may not match those of official certification in some markets due to timing of publication printing, variance in testing methods, and/or vehicle differences. Customers seeking officially recognized regulatory specifications for their vehicle should refer to certification documents and/or contact their respective dealer or distributor.

2005 Sportster XL1200C Custom - Left Side View
  1. Fuel supply valve
  2. Enrichener knob
  3. Battery (under left side cover)
  4. Fuse block holder
  5. Rear master cylinder
  6. Rear brake reservoir
  7. Clutch inspection cover
  8. Primary chain inspection cover
  9. Engine oil filter

2005 Sportster XL1200C Custom - Left Side View

2005 Sportster XL1200C Custom - Right Side View
  1. Engine oil fill plug and dipstick
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Front brake master cylinder and reservoir
  4. Speedometer
  5. Fork lock
  6. Ignition/headlamp key switch

2005 Sportster XL1200C Custom - Right Side View

2005 Sportster XL1200R Roadster - Left Side View
  1. Fuel supply valve
  2. Enrichener knob
  3. Battery (under left side cover)
  4. Fuse block holder
  5. Rear master cylinder
  6. Rear brake reservoir
  7. Clutch inspection cover
  8. Primary chain inspection cover
  9. Engine oil filter

2005 Sportster XL1200R Roadster - Left Side View

2005 Sportster XL1200R Roadster - Right Side View
  1. Engine oil fill plug and dipstick
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Front brake master cylinder and reservoir
  4. Speedometer
  5. Fork lock
  6. Ignition/headlamp key switch

2005 Sportster XL1200R Roadster - Right Side View

2005 Sportster XL883 - Left Side View
  1. Fuel supply valve
  2. Enrichener knob
  3. Battery (under left side cover)
  4. Fuse block holder
  5. Rear master cylinder
  6. Rear brake reservoir
  7. Clutch inspection cover
  8. Primary chain inspection cover
  9. Engine oil filter

2005 Sportster XL883 - Left Side View

2005 Sportster XL883 - Right Side View
  1. Engine oil fill plug and dipstick
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Front brake master cylinder and reservoir
  4. Speedometer
  5. Fork lock
  6. Ignition/headlamp key switch

2005 Sportster XL883 - Right Side View

2005 Sportster XL883R - Left Side View
  1. Fuel supply valve
  2. Enrichener knob
  3. Battery (under left side cover)
  4. Fuse block holder
  5. Rear master cylinder
  6. Rear brake reservoir
  7. Clutch inspection cover
  8. Primary chain inspection cover
  9. Engine oil filter

2005 Sportster XL883R - Left Side View

2005 Sportster XL883R - Right Side View
  1. Engine oil fill plug and dipstick
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Front brake master cylinder and reservoir
  4. Speedometer
  5. Fork lock
  6. Ignition/headlamp key switch

2005 Sportster XL883R - Right Side View

2005 Sportster XL883C Custom - Left Side View
  1. Fuel supply valve
  2. Enrichener knob
  3. Battery (under left side cover)
  4. Fuse block holder
  5. Rear master cylinder
  6. Rear brake reservoir
  7. Clutch inspection cover
  8. Primary chain inspection cover
  9. Engine oil filter

2005 Sportster XL883C Custom - Left Side View

2005 Sportster XL883C Custom - Right Side View
  1. Engine oil fill plug and dipstick
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Front brake master cylinder and reservoir
  4. Speedometer
  5. Fork lock
  6. Ignition/headlamp key switch

2005 Sportster XL883C Custom - Right Side View

2005 Sportster XL883 Low - Left Side View
  1. Fuel supply valve
  2. Enrichener knob
  3. Battery (under left side cover)
  4. Fuse block holder
  5. Rear master cylinder
  6. Rear brake reservoir
  7. Clutch inspection cover
  8. Primary chain inspection cover
  9. Engine oil filter

2005 Sportster XL883 Low - Left Side View

2005 Sportster XL883 Low - Right Side View
  1. Engine oil fill plug and dipstick
  2. Air cleaner
  3. Front brake master cylinder and reservoir
  4. Speedometer
  5. Fork lock
  6. Ignition/headlamp key switch

2005 Sportster XL883 Low - Right Side View

Vehicle Identification Number


See V.I.N. Stamping Location. The full 17 digit serial or Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) is stamped on the steering head and on a label located on the right front frame down tube.

An abbreviated V.I.N. is stamped on the left side crankcase at the base of the rear cylinder.

NOTE:

Always give the full 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number when ordering parts or making any inquiry about your motorcycle.

V.I.N. Stamping Location

V.I.N. Stamping Location

Typical Harley-Davidson Vehicle Identification Number
  1. Market designation (1 character)
  2. Manufacturer (2 characters)
  3. Motorcycle type (1 character)
  4. Model (2 characters)
  5. Engine type (1 character)
  6. Introduction date (1 character)
  7. V.I.N. check digit (1 character)
  8. Model year (1 character)
  9. Assembly plant (1 character)
  10. Sequential number (6 characters)

Typical Harley-Davidson Vehicle Identification Number

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster V.I.N. Breakdown

POSITION

DESCRIPTION

POSSIBLE VALUES

1

Market designation

1=Domestic

5=International

2

Manufacturer

HD=Harley-Davidson

3

Motorcycle type

1=Heavyweight motorcycle

4

Model

see model V.I.N. table

5

Engine type

M=883cc

P=1200cc

6

Introduction date

varies

7

V.I.N. check digit

Can be 0-9 or X

8

Model year

5=2005

9

Assembly plant

Y=York, PA

K=Kansas City, MO

10

Sequential number

varies



2005 Sportster V.I.N. Model Codes

CODE

MODEL NAME

CA

XL883

CJ

XL883C Custom

CM

XL883 Low

CK

XL883R

CL

XL1200R Roadster

CG

XL1200C Custom