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Thyme

California, USA

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
The bike is dialed in and fun to ride. Shifting is smooth and power constant when getting on the throttle. It was tuned and dyno'd by the best mechanic on the west side and ready for a new home. Personally, I'd repaint it and ditch the monkey bars. A straight bar would serve the bike well and with only 7k ori... read more
The bike is dialed in and fun to ride. Shifting is smooth and power constant when getting on the throttle. It was tuned and dyno'd by the best mechanic on the west side and ready for a new home. Personally, I'd repaint it and ditch the monkey bars. A straight bar would serve the bike well and with only 7k original miles, it's a deal. Ride it like you stole it or go easy and cruise. Tons of fun.
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Tony Brooks

Illinois, USA

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 1996 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

4.8
Custom Fatboy with beach handlebars, top end rebuilt by Jim (Smiley) Smith with Keith Black pistons, new gaskets, S@S carb, chrome rims and samson exhaust. Bike is lowered and most can't believe the age of the bike. Looks good!... read more
Custom Fatboy with beach handlebars, top end rebuilt by Jim (Smiley) Smith with Keith Black pistons, new gaskets, S@S carb, chrome rims and samson exhaust. Bike is lowered and most can't believe the age of the bike. Looks good!
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Shantell Love

South Carolina, USA

Reviewed on April 1, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
My experience with this bike is i have never riden a bike before. I took the class but learned everything on this bike. Its too big for me to handle i need something smaller. It runs awesome very powerful bike for my first.... read more
My experience with this bike is i have never riden a bike before. I took the class but learned everything on this bike. Its too big for me to handle i need something smaller. It runs awesome very powerful bike for my first.
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John Sivec

Reviewed on November 7, 2022

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
There are definitely no cons to this bike,it is arguably one of the Best Touring/cruiser Bikes Harley has ever designed,it’s a toss up between the Road King and the Heritage Softail lineup,my 03 Classic 100 year anniversary bike is the best bike I’ve ever ridden,and when I found one at the nearest... read more
There are definitely no cons to this bike,it is arguably one of the Best Touring/cruiser Bikes Harley has ever designed,it’s a toss up between the Road King and the Heritage Softail lineup,my 03 Classic 100 year anniversary bike is the best bike I’ve ever ridden,and when I found one at the nearest Harley dealer,I jumped on it,this bike will be a collectors edition before long
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Patrick Sullivan

Reviewed on October 20, 2022

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

3.5
Not a Street Rod, by the farthest stretch of the imagination............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. read more
Not a Street Rod, by the farthest stretch of the imagination.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Michael Repas

Ohio

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

1.0
I love this motorcycle and hate to sell it. I’m 75 years old, had a mild stroke a couple years ago so don’t have the confidence in myself to ride. It is a highly unique factory customer bike. I honestly have not seen an identical bike ever. She looks like new and rides like a dream. I added a Ch... read more
I love this motorcycle and hate to sell it. I’m 75 years old, had a mild stroke a couple years ago so don’t have the confidence in myself to ride. It is a highly unique factory customer bike. I honestly have not seen an identical bike ever. She looks like new and rides like a dream. I added a Chrome tachometer, and Thunder-blaster pipes and more. The final year for the Evolution engine. My personal taste was to take off the passenger seat, but I kept the parts if you want the more traditional Heritage Softail look.
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J Dog

Fishers, Indiana

Reviewed on March 20, 2010

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
Recently had a VStar 650 Custom that was a very nice bike in its own way, but not for my true riding need of putting on some big mile days solo or two up. I've put 450 miles on the bike in the last two days and all I can say is wow. It isn't going to win any speed titles, but the way it pulls through the ge... read more
Recently had a VStar 650 Custom that was a very nice bike in its own way, but not for my true riding need of putting on some big mile days solo or two up. I've put 450 miles on the bike in the last two days and all I can say is wow. It isn't going to win any speed titles, but the way it pulls through the gears to 100mph is pure fun. The weight of this bike is so balanced that it doesn't seem like 700lbs under you. Rock solid at speed, but does run out of corner clearance quickly and scrapes the boards, but doesn't unsettle the turn...just gets your attention! The thing is that you just can't understand how beautiful this bike is until you really look her over. The fit and finish on the bike are excellent...far better than the competition. Love the EFI...just turn it on, wait for the injector light to go out and thumb the starter and ride on. The rumble is something that is imitated but never duplicated. I plan to do future updates with my take on two up and long hauls. This bike is truly fantastic!
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Richard Rodgers

Hartfield, Virginia

Reviewed on April 20, 2005

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
My wife purchased our 2003 Heritage Softail April 2003 for my birthday. It has been a great ride. I have the Carburated model and the only problem I had was that in cool weather I had to run with the choke out. I found a dealer who said "let me put a sound package on" The cost $100.00 That was consi... read more
My wife purchased our 2003 Heritage Softail April 2003 for my birthday. It has been a great ride. I have the Carburated model and the only problem I had was that in cool weather I had to run with the choke out. I found a dealer who said "let me put a sound package on" The cost $100.00 That was considerably less then I had been quoted. Other dealers talked about different pipes, air filters etc. all for $600 to $900. What I didn't know is that anytime you modify your bike, even with H-D parts, you essentially void you warranty. The dealer assured me they will stand behind the warranty. What they did was bore out the baffles, and re-jet the carburator. The sound is great, not too loud, and the performance is greatly improved. The down side is I get around 40 mpg. It is worth it for the added performance. Also I have a service plan with my dealer. For a flat, up front fee of around $1600 I have free life time service on all my maintenance. It will pay for itself if you are sure the bike you have is the one you want to keep. Mine is!! I started looking this Spring at a touring bike, but after test riding and talking with a number of individuals, some salesmen, they convince me the the Heritage Softail is the best all round bike in the Harley line up.
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Flyin Coop

Fort Worth, Texas

Reviewed on December 1, 2004

Motorcycle reviewed 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
I have owned my share of Yamaha's and Kawasaki's back when I was into dirt bikes and even owned a couple "metric" street bikes, but I gotta tell ya, the only way to go on the street is Harley. I recently bought a new '04 Heritage (June of '04) and feel like I am reborn when I ride! I feel like a kid... read more
I have owned my share of Yamaha's and Kawasaki's back when I was into dirt bikes and even owned a couple "metric" street bikes, but I gotta tell ya, the only way to go on the street is Harley. I recently bought a new '04 Heritage (June of '04) and feel like I am reborn when I ride! I feel like a kid on a new mini bike. I started riding some 35 years ago (46 now) and I know what I'm talking about, so don't even try to argue.
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R�jean Harvey

Montr�al, Quebec

Reviewed on June 15, 2004

Motorcycle reviewed 2004 Harley-Davidson FLSTC-FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic view listing

5.0
Knew nothing about motorcycles, I decided after my course to opt for this FLSTCI 2004. No regrets, lots of jealous people though who own other brands who'd like to own one, but won't admit it. I average 100 kilometers a day , just installed the easy boy clutch, a big improvement I recommend it, of cours... read more
Knew nothing about motorcycles, I decided after my course to opt for this FLSTCI 2004. No regrets, lots of jealous people though who own other brands who'd like to own one, but won't admit it. I average 100 kilometers a day , just installed the easy boy clutch, a big improvement I recommend it, of course the stock pipes are too quiet, however no one's bothering you and my neighbours still talk to me, I'm not afraid to wake them up if I decide to ride at 2:00 in the morning. I can't judge other brands, however for my first motorcycle I know it's the right choice
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