Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic — opinions

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Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection


For years I have bugging my wife that I to get a new Harley. I have had a street for 22 years and have been for 34 years. This is my first Davidson. The thing that me to Harley is I was getting way too complacent on my Seca. If I wasn’t going I was getting complacent.

I guess what happens when you own like that for 12 years. were too many times I could have got some tickets.

For me, I always wanted I can say I was not disappointed. The hardest thing for me was if I got the or Heritage. I kind of have riding habits. 50% city and 50%

Due to the highway stuff, I decided to opt for the After years of packing a having the constant roar of the in my helmet. and the stiff neck having my head buffered by the wind, the Heritage was the obvious

I bought the bike brand new off the floor. It came with the purple/charcoal gray two tone Screaming Eagle Stage 1 EFI Screaming Eagle II pipes, and the alarm with key fob. options did come at a price you. Any price I quote be in Canadian funds.

The EFI was $600, $400, 3 years/ unlimited warranty ($1500),EFI kit /pipes and paint $1000. I was told by the that the color on my bike was offered for two months and then in order to keep it unique. do this every year some of the two tones.

I bought the May 31 2002 and was able to put 13000 on it the first year. I even it on holidays and put on 3800km’s in a week. I in Western Canada so I have all of riding terrain.

Wide prairies, foothills and the Rocky Great for testing out the bike as I

You might find riding the in the city that on hot days, the of your right thigh can get hot. This is due to the oil bath right under the seat and the battery. I asked the dealership how hot I let it get before I should pull and let it cool down. I also if I should pick up the oil temperature for it to tell if it’s getting too

The service manager assured me it could be on fire and it would run. The dipstick was just a of $70. This is normal on a air twin.

The 88B twin cam is a great. I like the EFI option. No choke to with and no jets to change in the This was great when summer I made the Ride The Sun route from Kalispell to St. Mary’s Montana.

It was quite the with my wife and myself on the (I’m 200lbs and my wife The engine has never had a hic up. The low end torque is for tooling around. It pulls and even.

Cold weather is easy as well. Turn the key on, for the fuel pump to stop (2 then start the bike. I was to let it warm-up until the top 3 fins on the cylinder get warm, and then away.


The saddle are well supported and hold a bit. It’s great to be to have your rain with you all the time as well as else you might want to such as a place to keep jacket and chaps if it’s too hot and you you don’t need them. are limits to them though. A cap or quarter shell will fit in an open face with ear will not. The buckles are for show.

They do allow for the bag to but that’s about it. The leather at the bottom really don’t the excess strap down at speeds. This drives me watching the straps flop like elephant ears down the highway. I solved by using hair elastics. The are easily remove with 3

It really changes the appearance of the

If you look at the specs, you’ll see the Heritage is the same base as the The windshield works great and off in 5 seconds. This makes it easy to clean and does a job of deflecting bugs and rocks.

You can smoke behind it if you want.

of the changes to the bike are for comfort for my and some for myself. I’ll go them and explain shortly the and con’s. When you make kind of investment, you’ll to ride it everywhere and you’re to want your better to enjoy it as much as you (in order to get riding in..lol) As you know if you into a dealership, HD doesn’t for Harley Davidson, It stands for Dollars.

There are aftermarket companies make great accessories @ 1/4 the

Stage 1 EFI Kit with Screaming Pipes (1200 Can.):

I wanted the bike to be louder, but not This gave me better gas and more snap. I really like the sound of the stock

These factory performance are tuned to the engine. Louder pipes will cause you to low end torque and burn valves out They remove the backing on the air breather, put an KN filter, and recurve timing and air/fuel mixture via the cpu the seat.

They can change a lot of with the laptop connected.

Great system! Not a problem. The cpu controls it works great. If ever in another dealership work done, they can what and where it was done.

If you try to get too with the timing or air/fuel Harley Davidson will you down and call you at home/dealership to ask you you’re doing?

Rear Floorboards ($350 boards,$125 bag $112 chrome cover

I added these for my wife. We a lot of long rides and these It lets her move her feet and reposition her legs and … on the haul. It also keeps her melting her boots on the pipes.

The do not come with the chrome plate that shows the boards are up. When they are up, great for my 8 yr.old daughter. She can her feet on the top of them giving her a rest.

Rear Seat ( Can.)

The original seat all that comfortable after the 250 miles. I would have to after every 50 miles that. I went with the seat from Harley the studs on the trim match It sits higher and the added does help (so I’m

Heated Grips from

Now there are a lot of options from the for these. I work a lot of night so I’m coming home at the time of the night on the highway. our season isn’t as long and it cold quick. These are new year from HD. They their own independent thermostat.

have 6 different heat Once you get them at the temp you they will compensate as you go the road. Heat up on the highway to that setting and cool when you enter the city and down. There are cheaper available.

I just didn’t to run other wires or battery gloves.

The rear tire 14000km’s. I changed it with tread left. I might been able to get 17, but is it worth it. The wheels all have tubes in

Nice bit of protection and cost if you get a

As was mentioned in a previous review, the are great. I’ve traveled to other provinces and into the and they were fantastic. If buying new, you automatically a free 1 year membership to HOG ( Owners Group) Even if you buy you can get it.

Some of the advantages are you get a reduced with an auto club ( I remember ) that specializes in A lot along the likes of AAA. Gas tire repair..etc.

They have a yearly atlas has a list of all the states motorcycle law and where all the dealerships are in Canada and the US.

I can’t express how happy I’ve purchased my Heritage. As noted above, I can’t list much for con’s. The were more for my benefit

There have been no with the ride or performance of the The servicing is a tad expensive. A normal service runs from Canadian.

I could do it myself, but wait until the 3 year is up.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at like@shaw.ca

Up-Date as of December 14

The bike now has 23000 km’s on it now and are no problems with it at all. The runs almost better new!

The only thing I’ve had to change on it has been the tire and one of the heated grips. I was in a bad rain storm for about 3 and had a … grip on the throttle. The were on full bore and the of my glove melted into the heated grip.

The dealership ever seen anything that. It was covered under and I was back on the road with in two

I have also noticed the SE pipes have been a lot louder the more miles I put on. It effected the performance at all, but I can hear it! It stared getting at about the 16000 km (10000 It also has been popping a when coming off the throttle more than a few flames out of the bike. I’ve had buddies ask me if it was EFI or due to this happening.

Needless to say, it’s impressive on cruise night the sun goes down. I asked the to check it and they’ve assured me this is normal. The plugs perfect and the cpu hasn’t thrown any to give me any reason to give me any

I’m assuming that it be the pipes finally getting out a little and the bike breaking in

It more or less happens I’m downshifting and giving it a punch on the throttle as I shift Less restriction on the pipes, a extra fuel in the pistons = 6 to 12 of blue and orange flame out of pipes.

The other thing a little annoying is the position of the If your not careful, putting it too far in a corner will scare the out of you if your not prepared for the scrape and from them. I know not a sport bike by any means, but hard into a corner a bump or dip in it will wake you up in a

A nice little option you want to invest in is a little of stainless made by Boot out of Las Vegas. If you have floorboards the Heritage does, you’ll your right leg will get if you’ve been on the highway for any This summer I did 2500 (1600 miles) in three and 1800km’s (1100miles) in another 2

Your left heel can against the shifter, but your leg can get tired from fighting the trying to push your off the floorboard. I could get the crash with highway pegs, but I do not like the look of my bike them on. Besides, $70 is a lot better $500. IMHO.

You can find on the net and you’ll see what they’re all

The gas mileage has improved a little. it has gone from 250 km’s mile) per 18 liters ( 5 gallons) to 280 (180 miles) on the same of fuel. I haven’t taken the to figure out the mpg’s yet.

I do it this way because gas prices so much around here.

I haven’t had to change my brakes The backs are making a little at times, but the dealership checked 3000 km’s ago and there was 70% left in the back and 50% in the front. Not bad in my for factory brakes!

This is 2 full riding seasons and km’s.

All in all, this is all has been going on since the time I’ve written and keep you informed of anything new comes up next riding

This is still the best I’ve ever done and all the is worth every penny had to spend on it. Second only to. you what. lol

I just picked up Blue Ice eye catcher in March, so still pretty cool in I managed to get a couple hundred miles on it so far, and I’m impressed. I’m a Harley so I’m a little biased.

if this machine was a lemon I admit it.

My last ride was a FX, so this scooter has been pleasurable to say the least. Since I have a lot of saddle time on it I can’t say how comfortable it is on long or make claims on how reliable it is. On rides (50 miles) I didn’t myself fidgeting around in the seat, and I think it is very I am 250 lbs, and I think the Softail better than my 2001

I did end up putting lower FatBoy handles on it. They are more to me and they make the bike very Baaaad after you off the backrest, bags and wind and add on an engine guard. The bike is put extremely well, it is very and extremely well balanced. The job is A plus.

The factory alarm and built in fork lock more than adequate The five speed transmission has gear ratios, but still has the clunk when you up shift the older HD’s. Downshifting is smoother that the older but getting back into gear requires a little of the engine RPM’s if you are stationary assuming these things improve as the bike breaks The 88b is incredibly smooth.

I originally the smoothness would be a problem, but very welcome. The bike is a Harley even with the Aside from an occasional sound from the counterbalancing shifting, the engine noise is less than the older This is a big machine (750 lbs so it doesn’t handle like a Glide or a sport bike, yet it is controllable and responsive for it’s It brakes well and it gets up and well.

Since it sits as low as a LowRider, a caution should be practiced cornering sharply. You will yourself leaning a little to keep the bike vertical. The injection is great. No petcock or to mess with. Even in the weather you are off and rolling in a minute or

Also, the fuel-injected bikes are fire. So they idle a smoother and sound a little (more deliberate, no popping than the dual fire on carbureted models. Aside my first hand experience cold weather starts, told by others that the injected models are much forgiving at higher altitudes and in that are prone to sudden and changes in climate (such as

After you bust the plugs out of the mufflers (with the Dealers it will sound as it should it a nice rumble with out your neighbors). As far as price, a Harley, you will get back you gave for it. I would like to that in addition to the two tone fuel injection and alarm (which are all options) the dealer the first 10,000 miles of in the price at a discounted rate. The paid was the out the door price.

I comment more in the future as I get miles under my belt.

(was 200 miles, now 400 miles)

Had to the stock passenger pegs longer ones. My wife her feet kept slipping especially on the pipe side of the She says the longer Harley solved the problem.

The stock may have to go for runs over 100 It’s fine for around but my hind end got pretty numb awhile. Haven’t had any problems than a turn signal burning out.

The bike better and better as it loosens up. I had to up the tension on the rear shocks 6 cranks for the extra load of my (130 lbs). Total of the plates was about 21 to 22 cranks. The come from the factory all the way down. 1 crank = the movement of the wrench, from about the to the other shock (pipe

This is about a half a more or less. The dealer me that the shocks click position when you turn This is not true (maybe the old did). I suggest making a red or yellow mark on both plates (the plate is to wrench attaches) before (make sure they are dialed all the way down first). retightening the jam nut was a little challenging.

is no room to actually turn a of that size without the bike up. I ended up just the nut with a small pipe and turning the shock plates the shock wrench tight the jam nuts.

Hope this Will update again

Update:05/07/02 (was 400 miles, now 800

The bike is running great, and I no complaints.

There has been no loss of oil or any other fluids. The plugs look perfect, and the injection is working great. been on a couple of 200 mile and the bike is very stable, and comfortable.

As far as the stock seat I still have it.

It seems you settle in, it isn’t to bad, but a Corbin or Mustang would be a little better for long The only problem with the market seats is that are very few that maintain the look of the stock seats trim, which I like much. Maybe a gel pad or air pad would be a choice for long trips. would allow you to keep the seat.

If anyone out there has any questions you would like to ask me, feel free to e-mail: Please title your Heritage Classic or I will it is junk mail and delete it. update again soon.

(was 800 miles, now 1600

The more I ride it, the more I to ride. Had the bike in for it’s service interval. The HD dealer was professional and treated me like

They invited me into shop to look around and to other bikes.

The Dealer I the bike from has an impressive and competent technical staff. If you in and make an appointment, they can get you in and out in a manner (about 2 hours).

So far I am satisfied with every of the bike, from riding and two up with my wife. Most of my is two up with my wife. She is also pleased with the machine. She safe, secure and comfortable on the

I have not had any problems with the at all. The bike runs, and sounds great on the highway and is more enjoyable putting the two laners. I am fortunate, that in the that I live, there are a few nice two lane roads to the house.

Will update soon.

Update:08/11/02 (was miles, now 4000 miles)

very pleased. The bike is great and I have had no mechanical what so ever.

I Finally down and did the stage one gig. I for the Ness high flow air and back plate because it the stock look (dosen’t the funky cross over tube like the SE version) from costing about less than the SE version. I it with black high paint (all but the area the air filter mounts), so unless you very close, you don’t notice that the stock air box is gone.

Did the Dealer ECM reflash for a mix. And put on the SE torque slip on After researching slip on for about 2 months, I ended up these for the following reasons:

sound is much more even though I punched out the in the stock mufflers, these better, but not too loud. Your will still ride to ya. Mufflers and pipes that a lot of noise aren’t always for everyday street performance in the low to mid

I won’t go into any detail this subject, but there are of websites out there that do if you to learn more about common problem and how it affects Harley.

*The performance is superior to the stock mufflers the plugs drilled out.

they are slightly shorter and in diameter than the stock they still maintain the massive stock look, and quality of the OE mufflers unlike any of the market slip ons.

bolt up to and maintain the integrity of the mounting/balancing crossover tube the mufflers. I am told by several buds and the dealer, that it is a idea to maintain the balancing tube if possible.

All and all, the air cleaner change, the ECM flash and the new on mufflers, I can’t believe the same bike!

I was slow to changes, because I wanted to see for how each thing I did affected the performance.

I rode the bike for about 200 miles. (No mods to

I drilled out the plugs at 200 miles and it for about 2600 miles. bike made more but no noticeable gains in performance)

I put on the flow air cleaner and had the ECM flashed at 2800 miles and maintained the mufflers. (The bike ran better. The richer mix actually the bike to run quieter while but louder while accelerating) It more apparent at this that the stock mufflers still impeding performance.

I the mufflers at about 3300 (noticeable gains in low and mid range The bike no longer hesitated riding two up with the wife. It performed about the same as I rode solo! The bike ran smoother.

I still haven’t the stock seat, but feel inclined to as my trips get longer and

I like the looks of the stock a lot, but the comfort level on over 75 miles just there.

Will update soon.

Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection

Update: 12/26/02 4000 miles, now 8000

It’s been awhile I updated this, and the bike has parked for a month or so now. So the latest.

The bike runs and great. The only problem I had is with the fuel gauge. At 6500 miles, it stuck on 3/4 full all the time.

At my 7500 checkup, the dealer corrected it and it fine now, although I this problem to return articles I have read this anomaly.

I finally the stock seat and backrest the HD studded deep bucket at about 5000 miles. The new is very firm, and after a period of 2000 miles, it noticeably more comfortable on over 100 miles. My average day is about 350 miles on a Saturday or and during the week after is about 150 miles. I have to that the passenger bucket my wife to be a little concerned.

happened was the bucket shape of the seat forced her to sit closer to me and away from the backrest. She no longer lean comfortably on the as with the stock seat.

To this problem, I drilled new in the backrest side rails moved the pad about an inch or so I also change the angle of the bar so it sits up a little straighter. She is pleased with the new seat

Also, I noticed with her a little more forward, the bike is easier to handle and not fighting the extra weight and top as much as before at slower

Aside from the seat, I the stock grips with grips. I also replaced the clutch and break levers chrome trigger style with leather lace

I find these to be more and ergonomic to me.

I added studded and a few well-placed conchos here and to further personalize My Scooter.

back to the fuel injection for a A few weeks ago we were in the single temperature wise here, and was if the bike would even over let alone start. it started on the very first try and up to a normal idle speed in five minutes!

Try that a carbureted bike in the summer

After 8000 miles of 2 up, I only expect to get another to 2500 miles out of the tires and the brake pads. This is normal for the stock Dunlop’s and the pads. I’m always about checking the tire air and the tires have worn evenly.

Especially the rear

One more thing, if you plan on the stock plastic gas tank (below the speedo), do this as as possible, or it will leave marks in your paint may or may not be concealed by your new leather panel. I learned this the way.

That’s probably all going to have to say until time, so until then, be thinking about riding.

06/26/03 (was 8000 now 11500 miles)

Early Spring I added rear bag guards and rear floor The Wife really likes the boards and says they are more comfortable than the extended pegs because she can around a little now. the rear tire at 10,000 (Front still looks cause it just wasn’t worthy any more.

Still had tread, but maybe only 1000 miles or so. Front and break pads still fine. I will replace sets of pads when I the front tire at the end of this season.

Put highway pegs on the engine guards. What a big that made in touring I can ride twice as far in comfort of the highway pegs.

I also the exhaust system in the Spring, but I get into that in this

I replaced the nasty looking linkage rod with a nice stainless steel one. It that the stock rod became dingy looking after the few thousand miles, and there was you could do to clean it up.

As far as the bike in goes,

it’s running this year than it was new. I think the bike is to loosen up a little finally. of the reason the bike might be or feeling better to me may be the fact I switched to all Mobil 1 synths at miles. 20/50 V-twin in the oil 75/90 gear lube in the and 10/40 in the primary. (All

I highly recommend switching to oils. (what ever you choose)

The bike runs (10-15 degrees F) and shifts

Overall, I have not had any problems anything (even the gas gauge is working). The bike is running and I just enjoy it more and each time I ride it. has been a very solid, machine so far.

And I expect will continue to be so as I put on the miles.

A of warning about something. time ago last year, I the HD module that converts rear turn signal brake lights. When I the rear tire at 10,000 I noticed that the tire was on the wire harness to the tail and wore thru the insulation on a of the wires.

If you install this make sure you take up all the going into the fender or you find yourself facing problems.

Update: 03/23/04 11500 miles, now 18000

Bike has been running no problems and absolutely not sorry I this machine.

The paint and have been holding up well and I have no complaints respect to the current finish of

I have not experienced any new or unusual or vibrations.

The bike is still and after several inspections, all are as they should be, and remain way.

The stock AGM battery to be in tip top shape, and I expect it to last season or two.

The rear belt and sprockets look and do not show any abnormal signs of

The fuel gauge is still properly.

At 14,000 miles it was to replace the front and rear pads. I was surprised at how easy was as compared to other bikes I owned. The front and rear had about the same amount of since I use the front and rear equally.

I used the EBC Kevlars, and I am happier with the kevlars to the stock pads.

No more brake noise, and they as well if not better than the pads. Also, the kevlars the rotors after a brief of time, and those ugly streaks from the stock were all but a memory.

While I was a string alignment, I decided to the front fender so I could clearly check the front end I had noticed that that for the fender tip light was not secured in a which was to my satisfaction, so I added an clamp to secure it. As I understand, was a warrenty issue on previous so I fixed it before it became a on mine.

As I had mentioned in an earlier I replaced the stock exhaust a Kerker (11-746) 2 into 1 FL system. I have a season and a with that exhaust and I am pleased with it. It’s a in my book.

I started using 1 75/90 syn in the primary instead of and I am much happier with the Quieter, smoother and no clutch problems.

I still have the HD Seat, but have completely the top layer of foam with memory foam, and it is much comfortable for the long haul.

I fabricated some supports to the lids of the saddle bags sagging, and these have very well since You can also buy ready manufactured through distributors like JP for $20 bucks.

I installed head bridge covers (Finned and that dressed things up nicely on that side of the

The bike has always had sort of a ride in the front, so I installed SE oil and that took care of problem. I experienced to much and bottoming out with the stock oil. Handling has also with the SE fork oil.

my calculations, I expect to have to the front and rear tires at 20,000 miles. I’ve the rear ounce already at 10,000 and it looks like get 20,000 out of the front with no This appears to be pretty for the stock Dunlop 402’s.

I no real complaints with the Dunlops. They are good in the until they start to signs of wear, then slip a little. They worn evenly and have been extremely reliable on dry in my opinion.

I would purchase the Dunlops again, but would a brand that might a smoother ride.

Update: (was 18000 miles, now miles)

Bike is still great. Seems to be loosening up The motor seems to respond now than when it was new.

I the trans dipstick, because the chrome starting pealing off the area you insert the allen I replaced it with the HD version you can by hand without tools. than that, I have had no or have any complaints.

At 20,000 I replaced the front and rear along with new front and brake pads. A note the brake pads: The EBC kevlars seem to get the same mileage as the pads, but they are much on the rotors and don’t squeel the stock pads, and the stopping is every bit as good. I ended up the stock Dunlop 402’s Dunlop 491’s.

The 491’s basically the same tread as stock, but they have a tread and heavier load than stock. I ride 2 up all the time so these attributes good to me.

Next time I try the ME 880’s I’ve heard so good things about. The handle and ride the same as the And they are also made in the USA if even means anything to these days !

Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic Injection


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