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2005 Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe

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2005 Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe

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2005 Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $16,795.00
Dealers Harley-Davidson Dealers
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Twin Cam 88B®
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  85 / 115.2
Torque RPM  3000
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  95.3 / 3.75
Stroke (mm/in)  101.6 / 4
Displacement (cc/ci)  1442.1 / 88
Compression Ratio  8.9:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  50 / 42
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  4.7 / 5.6
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  40
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  10.11 / 6.96 / 4.95 / 3.86 / 3.15
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  85
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop MT90-16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop MU80 R16
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.5 / 292.1
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.89
Wheelbase (in/mm)  64.5 / 1638.3
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.8 / 121.9
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  11
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  676 / 306.6
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5 / 18.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.13
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  24.5 / 622.3
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Seat Rail  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Front Fender Trim  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Rear Fender Trim  Standard
Rear Fender Rail  Standard
Pocket  No
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning  Standard
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months)  24
Destination Charge  225
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  USA
Introduction Year  2005
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Harley-Davidson
Display Name  Softail® Deluxe
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Storage:  
Rear Rack  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounting Bar  Standard
Passing Lamps  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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my 2005 deluxe
By brad keil(Owner), Nov. 28, 2008
This is by far the best Harley I have ever owned. I got it for my 50th birthday. The power is awesome through all 5 gears. Read Full Review

 

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Awesome Bike
By Joe P(Owner), Nov. 2, 2012
I just purchased a pre-owned 05 Deluxe. From the moment I saw this Bike I fell in love. But it was not until I rode it that it really put the hook in me. This bike delivers great styling with unbeliveable performance and comfort. Best Bike I have ever owned. Thanks Sis! Read Full Review

 

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Living the dream
By Lauri Lyle Bird(Owner), Jan. 31, 2015
That is how I would describe owning and riding this beautiful blue and white dream machine, I know there have been and will be better and more expensive bikes on the road, but none will ever come close to the feeling and satisfaction one gets from riding this bike, I have

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my softail deluxe
By Ann Caruolo(Owner), Sep. 8, 2014
I got this bike for my 50th birthday! Best present ever, I had previously had a 2001 dyna which I liked but my 05 deluxe is so much better, been riding now for over 10years and to me this is like the cadillac of MC's! ride smooth and is very comfortable , this will get me well into the next ten year... Read Full Review

 

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Bliss
By Dan(Owner), Jun. 7, 2016
It's been 25 years since my last bike so it took a few days to get back in the swing of things. The bike has enough of everything, power style comfort sound this is pure bliss. I can't ask for more every moment I spend on this bike is truly special for me! Read Full Review

 

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