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Old 08-02-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default 2003 100th anniversary 1200

Does anyone have any idea how many 2003 100th anniversary 1200 Sportsters were produced in the anniversary black paint?
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Yes. Harley Davidson keeps that information and will provide it to you if you ask. I believe the function moved from the corporate offices to the HD Museum when it opened.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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I can tell you this. They're not "rare." Every motorcycle produced by H-D in 2003 had the 100th badging.

The true anniversary colors are black and silver like my geezer glide.
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I tried to get the 2003 anniversary sportster information from H-D but was unable to.The search stated they were unable to receive e-mail (?). I know they aren't rare, but I have only seen one other one in the black outfit. I personally fell in love with mine the moment I saw it. Do all the 2003's have pinstriping composed of the name Harley Davidson?
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Yup, all the 2003's were "anniversary" editions. The only limited build ones were the black/silver as previously stated.
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I tried to get the 2003 anniversary sportster information from H-D but was unable to.The search stated they were unable to receive e-mail (?). I know they aren't rare, but I have only seen one other one in the black outfit. I personally fell in love with mine the moment I saw it. Do all the 2003's have pinstriping composed of the name Harley Davidson?
All the ones I've seen (many) have. Also the bages, logos, and any parts that have them have become increasingly rare and expensive. For a while HD had replacement parts you could order IF you could provide proof of ownership with an '03 VIN, but I have heard their parts have run out. Now EBay is the only source, many times at highly inflated prices.
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All the ones I've seen (many) have. Also the bages, logos, and any parts that have them have become increasingly rare and expensive. For a while HD had replacement parts you could order IF you could provide proof of ownership with an '03 VIN, but I have heard their parts have run out. Now EBay is the only source, many times at highly inflated prices.
A couple of years ago my friend wadded his 100th anniv. Road Glide. He was able to get the whole think rebuilt and painted. His had the fancy silver and black too.

That silver paint might become a problem to get in the future. It's totally different than any other silver paint you see with that nail polish finish.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #8
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The "silver" paint on my anniversary sportster appears to actually be a decal made up of very small letters that spell Harley Davidson, probably added before the clearcoat. Mine has a H-D windshield, screaming eagle exhaust, forward controls, 9" bars with 5" risers, and a few other items such as aftermarket grips and pegs, bags and guards and oil temp dipstick. It may not cruise all day with the big boys but it is certainly an eye catcher and fun to ride.
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It may not cruise all day with the big boys but it is certainly an eye catcher and fun to ride.
And isn't that what it's all about?
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The "silver" paint on my anniversary sportster appears to actually be a decal made up of very small letters that spell Harley Davidson, probably added before the clearcoat. Mine has a H-D windshield, screaming eagle exhaust, forward controls, 9" bars with 5" risers, and a few other items such as aftermarket grips and pegs, bags and guards and oil temp dipstick. It may not cruise all day with the big boys but it is certainly an eye catcher and fun to ride.
That H-D stripe is a decal. It sounds like yours is black only.

The special color was two-tone silver and black.
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