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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail® Fat Boy

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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail® Fat Boy

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2008 Harley-Davidson Softail® Fat Boy Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $17,195.00
Dealers Harley-Davidson Dealers
Warranty  24
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Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Twin Cam 96B™
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  89 / 120
Torque RPM  3300
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  95.3 / 3.75
Stroke (mm/in)  111.3 / 4.38
Displacement (cc/ci)  1573.2 / 96
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Premium
US Miles Per Gallon (Hwy/City)  54 / 35
CAN Liters Per Kilometer (Hwy/City)  4.4 / 6.7
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  9.31 / 6.42 / 4.77 / 3.93 / 3.28 / 2.79
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  140
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  75
Front Tire Speed Rating  67V
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  200
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  55
Rear Tire Speed Rating  78V
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 140/75 R17 67V
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop® 200/55 R17 78V
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
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.86
Wheelbase (in/mm)  64.5 / 1638.3
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  10
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  694 / 314.8
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  714 / 323.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5 / 18.9
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.27
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  25.4 / 645.2
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  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
Fork Guards  Yes
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Rear Fender Rail  Standard
Tank Divider Material  Leather
Pocket  No
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Service Reminder  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  300
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  USA
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  28281
Display Name  Softail® Fat Boy®
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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Greatest Ride Ever!!!
By john adcroft(Owner), Sep. 22, 2008
I have owned my fat boy for nearly a year now and commute to work daily on it. The only problem I have experienced was the computer (ECU) crapped itself on the freeway on the way home from work. I rang the harley assist who collected the bike and delivered it to the dealer. The dealer said it was th... Read Full Review

 

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Improved over the '07 Model!
By Jim(Owner), Sep. 5, 2008
The biggest improvement is the centered front wheel. The '07 model's front wheel is was centered in the fork. It is off center by about 3/4 inch. The fender is center to the wheel and it is this that causes the slider to come down and gouge the fender when the suspension is at it's bottom. The fix w... Read Full Review

 

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fat boy simply the best
By colinnutt(Owner), Jan. 9, 2010
i am 60 years old have ridden most bikes started riding motor cycles when i was 12 years old , i can only say they have finaly produced the best cruiser in the world the 2008 model has everthing 200 back wheel power in every gear comfort and head turning style ,

it is an absolute pleasure when me ... Read Full Review

 

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All is well that ends well
By Pastor Doug(Enthusiast), May. 2, 2009
We bought a 2008 Harley Fatboy Anniversary Edition after two Yamahas. The Yamahas served us well over many miles, no mechanical issues whatsoever. We wanted a Harley and fell in love with the paint scheme on the 105th Anniv bikes, so we traded the 2007 Venture in and rode home on our fatboy.



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2008 Harley Davidson Fatboy
By Peter(Owner), Jul. 12, 2009
Have owned this bike from new for nearly 10 months as a leisure rider. Have come from Fireblades, SP1's, Yamaha Roadstar 1600, Firestorms and many others.. Its simple as this, I am now comfortable, relaxed, and finally satisfied. I can ride for hours with no wrist pain and with the cheese and kis... Read Full Review

 

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