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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Millican

Rome, Georgia

Reviewed on May 22, 2004

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5.0
I have owned three Harley Davidson's since I began riding about a year and a half ago. I'm 23 years old, and I'm caught up in the chopper craze and the first bike I bought was a 2002 FXST, and I highly customized it and rode it for about 6 months, and then I did the same with a 2003 FXSTI, and sold that one ... read more
I have owned three Harley Davidson's since I began riding about a year and a half ago. I'm 23 years old, and I'm caught up in the chopper craze and the first bike I bought was a 2002 FXST, and I highly customized it and rode it for about 6 months, and then I did the same with a 2003 FXSTI, and sold that one as well. Both bikes had about $8000 a piece in custom accessories, and looked great, but riding with my wife was very uncomfortable. About a month ago, I bought a 2004 FLSTCI in Glacier White, the BEST looking color in the HD lineup this year. It actually has a blue tint in the sunlight because a blue base paint is sprayed before the white is applied according to the factory. Being into the chopper craze, the styling is the best of the touring style bikes but still had to grow on me. There is absolutely no vibration from the 1450cc Twin Cam, and the bike handles flawlessly. And anyone who complains about rubber mounting the engine is crazy. There is no vibration, and the rubber mounted engines actually vibrate more. Next time you see a FLH type bike look at the rear view mirrors as he's traveling you can hardly see what's behind you. I have already began customizing this bike with Vance and Hines bigshots, and many H-D accessories. This is the ride to own first, then get the chopper.
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Tcarwile

Honolulu, Hawaii

Reviewed on May 11, 2004

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3.0
Nope, this bike won't do that even with a ton of upgrades. First of all, I have ridden Harleys for the last 20 years and this is without a doubt, the best one I have ridden. The vibration is almost non-existent compared to my 84 softail. Balanced motor, 5 speed trannie and no kick start. Fit and fi... read more
Nope, this bike won't do that even with a ton of upgrades. First of all, I have ridden Harleys for the last 20 years and this is without a doubt, the best one I have ridden. The vibration is almost non-existent compared to my 84 softail. Balanced motor, 5 speed trannie and no kick start. Fit and finish were excellent. The first thing I noticed was a definite lack of power on the stock motor. I wanted to keep it quiet, but with the many nimrods on the road and a few near misses I decided to go with a Vance and Hines pro pipe HS, stage one intake and ECM. I immediately noticed the motor breathed easier and had more umph... Going from a 21" front wheel to a 16" is quite a change for manuverability. This bike doesn't like hard cornering. I prefer my 84 for twisties. Comfort level. After about an hour my thighs were killing me. I had to put on a crash bar and pegs in order to stretch out. I am a pretty big guy. If you are 6' or over, I recommend doing this modification right away. EFI is the only way to go now. Throttle response is crisp. I did have to have my computer replaced after 1500 miles, but it has been fine with the new one. Overall this is a great bike. You don't buy a heritage to hit the twisties. You get one to cruise. I am looking forward to retiring and getting back to the mainland to do some touring with it. Hawaii is nice, but you can only go so far on an island.
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Bob Thomson

Surrey, British Columbia

Reviewed on April 19, 2004

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4.0
A nice bike. Handles reasonably well although it is too easy to drag the boards. It is down on power compared to many Metric cruisers (even with Stage 1 Kit). It is a head turner, everyone loves to look at it. Should come stock with a 6 speed because 5th is geared too low for highway speeds.... read more
A nice bike. Handles reasonably well although it is too easy to drag the boards. It is down on power compared to many Metric cruisers (even with Stage 1 Kit). It is a head turner, everyone loves to look at it. Should come stock with a 6 speed because 5th is geared too low for highway speeds.
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