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Specifications

Specifications: 2006 Sportster Models


Ignition System: 2006 Sportster Models

COMPONENT

SPECIFICATION

Ignition timing

not adjustable

Battery

12 volt, 12 amp/hr,

sealed and maintenance free

Spark plug type

HD-6R12

Spark plug size

12 mm

Spark plug gap

0.038-0.043 in.

0.97-1.09 mm

Spark plug torque

12-18 ft-lbs

16.3-24.4 Nm



Transmission Specifications

TRANSMISSION

SPECIFICATION

Type

Constant mesh, foot shift

Speeds

5 forward



Engine: 2006 Sportster Models

ITEM

XL 883

MODELS

XL 1200

MODELS

Number of cylinders

2

Type

4-cycle, 45 degree

V-Type, air cooled

Compression ratio

8.9-1

9.7-1

Bore

3.00 in.

(76.20 mm)

3.50 in.

(88.85 mm)

Stroke

3.81 in.

(96.82 mm)

3.81 in.

(96.82 mm)

Displacement

53.86 cu. in.

(883 cc)

73.20 cu. in.

(1200 cc)

Torque

51.0 ft-lbs

(69.0 Nm)

@ 4300 RPM

79.0 ft-lbs

(107.0 Nm)

@ 3500 RPM



Sprocket Teeth: 2006 Sportster Models

DRIVE

ITEM

NUMBER OF TEETH

XL 883 MODELS

XL 1200 MODELS

U.S.

MODELS

WORLD

MODELS

U.S.

MODELS

WORLD

MODELS

Primary

Engine

34

38

38

38

Clutch

57

57

57

57

Final

Transmission

28

28

29

30

Rear wheel

68

68

68

68



Overall Gear Ratios: 2006 Sportster Models

GEAR

XL 883 MODELS

XL 1200 MODELS

U.S.

MODELS

WORLD

MODELS

U.S.

MODELS

WORLD

MODELS

1st

10.782

9.647

9.315

9.004

2nd

7.702

6.891

6.653

6.432

3rd

5.728

5.125

4.948

4.783

4th

4.748

4.248

4.102

3.965

5th

4.071

3.643

3.517

3.400



Tire Sizes: 2006 Sportster Models

MODEL

MOUNT

SIZE

NUMBER

XL 883, XL 883R, XL 883L, XL 1200R, XL 1200L

front

19 in.

D401F 100/90-19

XL 883C, XL 1200C

front

21 in.

D402F MH90-21

All

rear

16 in.

D401 150/80B16



Tire Pressures: 2006 Sportster Models

MODEL

LOAD

TIRE PRESSURE (COLD)

FRONT

REAR

PSI

kPa

PSI

kPa

All

solo rider

30

206

36

248

rider and passenger

30

206

40

275

2006 vehicles use Dunlop Harley-Davidson tires only.



Bulb Chart: 2006 Sportster Models

LAMP

DESCRIPTION

(ALL LAMPS 12 VOLT)

BULBS

REQUIRED

CURRENT DRAW

(AMPERAGE)

HARLEY-DAVIDSON

PART NUMBER

Headlamp

high beam/low beam

1

4.58/5.0

68329-03

position lamp international

1

0.32

53438-92

Tail and stop lamps

tail lamp

1

0.59

68167-04

stop lamp

1

2.10

68167-88

tail lamp international

1

0.59

68167-88

stop lamp international

1

2.10

68167-88

Turn signal lamp

front/running

2

2.25/0.59

68168-89

front international

2

1.75

68163-84

rear

2

2.25

68572-64B

rear international

2

1.75

68163-84

Instrument panel

Illuminated with LEDs. Replace entire assembly upon failure.



Dimensions: 2006 Sportster XL 883 Models

ITEM

XL 883

XL 883R

XL 883C

CUSTOM

XL 883L

LOW

IN.

MM

IN.

MM

IN.

MM

Wheel base

60.0

1524

60.4

1534.2

60.0

1524

Overall length

90.1

2288.5

90.3

2293.6

90.1

2288.5

Overall width

32.7

830.6

32.7

830.6

32.7

830.6

Road clearance

5.6

141

4.4

141

4.4

111.8

Overall height

44.8

1137.9

45.7

1160.8

44.8

1137.9

Saddle height

27.3

693.4

26.5

673

26.0

660.4



Dimensions: 2006 Sportster XL 1200 Models

ITEM

XL 1200C

CUSTOM

XL 1200R

ROADSTER

XL 1200L

LOW

IN.

MM

IN.

MM

IN.

MM

Wheel base

60.4

1534.2

60.0

1524

60.1

1524

Overall length

90.3

2293.6

90.1

2288.5

90.3

2293.6

Overall width

32.7

830.6

36.7

932.2

32.7

830.6

Road clearance

4.4

111.8

5.6

141

4.4

111.8

Overall height

45.7

1160.8

49.2

1249.7

45.7

1160.8

Saddle height

26.5

673

28.1

713.7

26.3

668.0



Capacities: 2006 XL 883 Sportster Models

ITEM

XL 883

XL 883R

XL 883C

CUSTOM

XL 883L

LOW

U.S.

LITERS

U.S.

LITERS

U.S.

LITERS

Fuel tank

(total)

3.3 gal

12.5

4.5 gal

17.0

3.3 gal

12.5

Fuel tank

(reserve)

0.8 gal

3.0

1.0 gal

3.8

0.8 gal

3.0

Oil tank with filter

3.6 qt.

3.4

3.6 qt.

3.4

3.6 qt.

3.4

Transmission

(approximate)

32 oz.

0.95

32 oz

0.95

32 oz.

0.95



Capacities: 2006 Sportster XL 1200 Models

ITEM

XL 1200C

CUSTOM

XL 1200R

ROADSTER

XL 1200L

LOW

U.S.

LITERS

U.S.

LITERS

U.S.

LITERS

Fuel tank

(total)

4.5 gal.

17.0

3.3 gal.

12.5

4.5 gal.

17.0

Fuel tank

(reserve)

1.0 gal.

3.8

0.8 gal.

3.0

1.0

3.8

Oil tank

with filter

3.6 qt.

3.4

3.6 qt.

3.4

3.6 qt.

3.4

Transmission

(approximate)

32 oz.

0.95

32 oz.

0.95

32 oz.

0.95



Weights: 2006 Sportster XL 883 Models

ITEM

XL 883

XL 883C

CUSTOM

XL 883L

LOW

XL 883R

LB.

KG

LB.

KG

LB.

KG

LB.

KG

Weight

(as shipped from factory)

574

261

579

263

574

261

579

263

GVWR

1000

454

1000

454

1000

454

1000

454

GAWR front

335

152

335

152

335

152

335

152

GAWR rear

665

302

665

302

665

302

665

302



Weights: 2006 Sportster XL 1200 Models

ITEM

XL 1200C

CUSTOM

XL 1200R

ROADSTER

XL 1200L

LOW

LB.

KG

LB.

KG

LB.

KG

Weight (as shipped from factory)

575

261

577

262

575

261

GVWR

1000

454

1000

454

1000

454

GAWR front

335

152

335

152

335

152

GAWR rear

665

302

665

302

665

302



NOTE:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating GVWR (maximum allowable loaded vehicle weight) and corresponding Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) are given on a label located on the frame below the steering head.

Tire Data


en Warning

Match tires, tubes, air valves and caps to the correct wheel rim. Contact a Harley-Davidson dealer. Mismatching can result in damage to the tire bead, allow tire slippage on the rim or cause tire failure, which could result in death or serious injury. (00023a)

en Warning

Use only Harley-Davidson approved tires. See a Harley-Davidson dealer. Using non-approved tires can adversely affect stability, which could result in death or serious injury. (00024a)

Tubeless tires fitted with the correct size inner tubes may be used on all Harley-Davidson laced (wire spoked) wheels. Protective rubber rim strips must be used with tubeless tires (fitted with correct size inner tubes) when mounted on laced (wire spoked) wheels.

en Warning

Use inner tubes on laced (wire spoked) wheels. Using tubeless tires on laced wheels can cause air leaks, which could result in death or serious injury. (00025a)

Tubeless tires are used on all Harley-Davidson cast and disc wheels.

Tire sizes are molded on the tire sidewall. Inner tube sizes are printed on the tube.

en Warning

Harley-Davidson front and rear tires are not the same. Interchanging front and rear tires can cause tire failure, which could result in death or serious injury. (00026a)

en Warning

Do not inflate tire beyond maximum pressure as specified on sidewall. Over inflated tires can blow out, which could result in death or serious injury. (00027a)

en Warning

Harley-Davidson tires are equipped with wear bars that run horizontally across the tread. When wear bars become visible and only 1/32 in. (0.8 mm) tread depth remains, replace tire immediately. Using a worn tire can adversely affect stability and handling, which could result in death or serious injury. Use only Dunlop Harley-Davidson replacement tires. (00090a)

See Specifications: 2006 Sportster Models for tire pressures and sizes.

Gasoline Blends


Your motorcycle was designed to get the best performance and efficiency using unleaded gasoline. Most gasoline is blended with alcohol and/or ether to create oxygenated blends. The type and amount of alcohol or ether added to the fuel is important.

en Caution

Do not use gasoline that contains methanol. Doing so can result in fuel system component failure, engine damage and/or equipment malfunction. (00148a)

  • Gasoline containing METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE): Gasoline/MTBE blends are a mixture of gasoline and as much as 15% MTBE. Gasoline/MTBE blends can be used in your motorcycle.
  • ETHANOL is a mixture of 10% ethanol (Grain alcohol) and 90% unleaded gasoline. Gasoline/ethanol blends can be used in your motorcycle if the ethanol content does not exceed 10%.
  • REFORMULATED OR OXYGENATED GASOLINES (RFG): Reformulated gasoline is a term used to describe gasoline blends that are specifically designed to burn cleaner than other types of gasoline, leaving fewer tailpipe emissions. They are also formulated to evaporate less when you are filling your tank. Reformulated gasolines use additives to oxygenate the gas. Your motorcycle will run normally using this type of gas and Harley-Davidson recommends you use it when possible, as an aid to cleaner air in our environment.

You may find that some gasoline blends adversely affect the starting, driveability or fuel efficiency of your motorcycle. If you experience one or more of these problems, it is recommended you operate your motorcycle on straight unleaded gasoline.

Fuel


Refer to Octane Ratings: Sportster Models. Always use a good quality unleaded gasoline. Octane ratings are usually found on the pump.

en Warning

Avoid spills. Slowly remove filler cap. Do not fill above bottom of filler neck insert, leaving air space for fuel expansion. Secure filler cap after refueling. Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive, which could result in death or serious injury. (00028a)

en Warning

Use care when refueling. Pressurized air in fuel tank can force gasoline to escape through filler tube. Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive, which could result in death or serious injury. (00029a)

Modern service station pumps dispense a high flow of gasoline into a motorcycle fuel tank making air entrapment and pressurization a possibility.

Octane Ratings: Sportster Models

VEHICLE

PUMP OCTANE

(R + M)/2

XL 883 Models

87 (91 RON)

XL 1200 Models

91 (95 RON)



Catalytic Converters


California and all international motorcycles are equipped with catalytic converters.

en Caution

Do not operate catalytic converter-equipped vehicle with engine misfire or a non-firing cylinder. If you operate the vehicle under these conditions, the exhaust will become abnormally hot, which can cause vehicle damage, including emission control loss. (00149a)

en Caution

Use only unleaded fuel in catalytic converter-equipped motorcycles. Using leaded fuel will damage the emission control system. (00150b)