2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom

XL 1200C with STD

Owner Description:

Forward controls and 10" baby apes = winning combination. Newly upgraded Nostalgia Grips, Vance and Hines pipes, front and rear tires, and front wheel. Replaced C-riser, speedometer, and housing.

Great sounding, running, & looking bike. Consistently ridden (12K), always covered, well serviced. To much to list in added parts & chrome. Still have many of the original parts and records (including larger sissy bar). Second owner (bought from a mechanic / 800mi on it in 2007). New job and longer commute necessitate sale and purchase of an economical car. 

$8300 or willing to consider reasonable offer. Come take a look. Call or msg Jim at 772-242-3411

View detailed photos of the customized cycle at: Custom Harley Photos

Custom 1200 Harley

Before & After Photos:

After (Black w/ 10" Baby Apes)

Before (Blue w/ Chrome pull-back (C) riser

Factory Description:

The Sportster 1200 Custom offers the performance of the rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine with classic custom touches including a laced 21-inch front wheel and slotted disc rear wheel, chrome engine covers, forward-mount controls as well as pull-back handlebars and riser.

XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom features:

Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine 
High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads 
High-performance cams 
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers 
New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm 
Laced 21-inch front wheel, slotted 16-inch chrome disc rear wheel 
Forward foot controls 
Chrome pull-back handlebar riser 
Chrome bullet headlight 
4.5-gallon fuel tankDIMENSIONS U.S. UNITS 
Length 90.3 in.

Seat Height 

Laden(1) 26.5 in. 

Unladen N/A 

Ground Clearance 4.4 in. 

Rake Steering Head/Trail 30.1º / 4.7 in. 

Wheelbase 60.4 in. 

Fuel Capacity(2) 4.5 gals. 

Oil Capacity 3.6 qts. 


Dry Weight 554.0 lbs. 

Running Order N/A 

Engine(3) Evolution® 

Displacement 73.20 in.³ 

Bore x Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. 

Engine Torque(4)(5) 79.0 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm 

Fuel System(6) Carburetor 

Compression Ratio 9.7:1 

Miles per Gallon(7) 

Carb. 52 hwy / 45 city 


Primary Drive Chain 

Gear Ratio (overall) 

1st 9.454 

2nd 6.500 

3rd 5.040 

4th 4.152 

5th 3.517 


Front Steel laced 

Rear Chrome cast aluminum slotted disc 

Tire Size 

Front MH90-21 54H 

Rear 150/80B16 71H 

Electronics Optional security system 

Instruments Electronic speedometer; odometer; resettable tripmeter; diagnostic readout 

Indicator Lamps Oil pressure; engine diagnostics 

Brakes (diameter x width) 

Front 11.5 in. x 0.20 in. 

Rear 11.5 in. x 0.23 in. 

Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 31º / 29º 

Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals 

Vivid black, brilliant silver pearl, sierra red pearl, chopper blue pearl, lava red sunglo, glacier white pearl, rich sunglo blue, two-tone chopper blue pearl and brilliant silver pearl, two-tone black cherry pearl and black pearl, two-tone sierra red pearl and brilliant silver pearl, two-tone smokey gold pearl and vivid black, two-tone vivid black and lava red sunglo

Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers; 4.5-gallon fuel tank; laced front wheel, slotted chrome disc rear wheel; forward foot controls; chrome pull-back riser; chrome bullet headlight; high compression, high flow cylinder heads; performance cams


Vivid black $9,495 

Pearl or Sunglo $9,715 

Two-tone $9,915 

Anodized N/A 

Wheel option Standard front (laced) 
$275 (profile laced) 

H-D® factory security system $275 


California emissions 

Carb. $120