The 2010 H-D Softail Custom includes a new fuel tank sender that offers accurate fuel level readings. The tank on the bike receives new graphics as well. The power train is powder-coated black and has chrome covers. A chrome exhaust with dual short mufflers protrudes from the side of the bike. The front wheel of the motorcycle has a chrome, profile laced aluminum front wheel. The rear wheel is polished and is slotted disc forged aluminum. The fork angle on this bike is 34 degrees. The tank console gives off a nostalgic look. The headlamp and oil tank are both chromed out. A two-up seat with a passenger backrest is standard. A sporty stainless steel ape-hanger handlebar sits at the front of the harley motorcycle. The front fender is custom and skinny while the rear fender sports a bobtail.
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The engine of the Softail Custom is an air-cooled, Twin Cam 96BTM. It has pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters. It is two valves per cylinder as well. The displacement on the engine is 96 cubic in. while the compression ratio is 9.2:1. The air cleaner that comes stock on the bike is washable. The lubrication system is pressurized and is dry-sump. The clutch is a wet, multi-plate and the transmission is the 6-speed Cruise Drive.
The chassis on the h-d motorcycle has a mild steel tubular frame, a rectangular section backbone, and stamped, cast, and forged junctions. It also has forged fender supports and is MIG welded. The swing arm consists of mild steel and has round tube sections as well as forged junctions. The swing arm is also MIG welded. The front forks are 41.30 mm and are telescopic. The rear shocks are hidden, horizontal-mounted, and are coil-overs.
The brakes on the Softail Custom have 4-piston front calipers and 2-piston rear calipers. The rotors are patented and are uniform expansion. The performance on this bike offers 92.20 ft. lbs. of torque at 3000 rpm. Fuel economy is 35 city and 54 highway. The battery on this motorcycle is sealed, maintenance-free, and features 12 volts of power. Charging is three-phase for the battery and the starter has a solenoid shift motor engagement. The headlamp on the Harley is halogen and delivers a 55-watt low beam as well as a 60-watt high beam. Indicator lamps make the rider aware of low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings etc. The dimensions of the bike offer an overall width of 36.50 and an overall height of 51.70. Ground clearance is 5.10 in., rake is 32.3 degrees, and fork angle is 34 degrees. The tires on the bike are Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series with a bias black wall front and radial black wall rear. Fuel capacity on the Softail Custom is 5 gallons. Oil capacity is 3.50 quarts and transmission capacity is 1 quart. The color options for this motorcycle are Vivid Black, Scarlet Red, and Red Hot Sunglo. The two-tone color offered is Flame Blue Pearl/ Brilliant Silver Pearl. Custom colors include Merlot Sunglo/Cherry Red Sunglo as well as White Ice Pearl/Black Ice Pearl.
Written on Feb 7, 2011 by Nicholas Ciaccio, Chief Editor
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