This repair and service manual covers 2004-2013 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster motorcycles, including:
- Harley-Davidson XL883 2004-2009
- Harley-Davidson XL883C 2004-2010
- Harley-Davidson XL883L 2004-2013
- Harley-Davidson XL883N 2009-2013
- Harley-Davidson XL883R 2004-2013
- Harley-Davidson XL1200C 2004-2013
- Harley-Davidson XL1200L 2004-2011
- Harley-Davidson XL1200N 2007-2012
- Harley-Davidson XL1200R 2004-2009
- Harley-Davidson XL1200X 2010-2013
- Harley-Davidson XL1200V 2010-2013
Note: this manual DOES NOT include the XR1200.
This repair manual for Harley Sportsters is one of the most popular DIY guides we offer at The Motor Bookstore.
Recently updated and now covering 2004 to 2013 Sportsters from the 883 to the 1200 model, this 603-page tome is all the manual you'll ever need to keep your Sporty running in top condition.
Like all Clymer manuals, this book was written for do-it-yourselfers by a crew of mechanics, copywriters and photographers, working together to create an easy-to-use reference that covers the models listed, from axle to axle.
Book Excerpt: 2004-2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883, XL1200 Repair Manual
This detailed and comprehensive manual covers 2004-2013 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster models. Refer to the supplement at the end of this manual for information unique to 2007-2013 models. The text provides complete information on maintenance, tune-up, repair and overhaul.
Hundreds of photographs and illustrations created during the complete disassembly of the motorcycle guide the reader through every job. All procedures are in step-by-step format and designed for the reader who may be working on the motorcycle for the first time.
Begin any troubleshooting procedure by defining the symptoms as precisely as possible. Gather as much information as possible to aid diagnosis. Never assume anything and do not overlook the obvious.
Make sure there is fuel in the tank, and the fuel valve is in the on position. Make sure the engine stop switch is in the run position and the spark plug wires are attached to the spark plugs.
If a quick check does not reveal the problem, turn to the troubleshooting procedures described in this chapter. Identify the procedure that most closely describes the symptoms, and perform the indicated tests.
In most cases, expensive and complicated test equipment is not needed to determine whether repairs can be performed at home.
A few simple checks could prevent an unnecessary repair charge.
On the other hand, be realistic and do not attempt repairs beyond your capabilities. Many service departments will not take work that involves the assembly of damaged or abused equipment. If they do, expect the cost to be high.
This Clymer M427-4 repair manual is the number one DIY reference guide for your Harley. It also includes color wiring diagrams.
Subject: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Harley-Davidson XL883, XL1200 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1599696428 | ISBN-13: 9781599696423 | Clymer M427-4
Above: Kevin Wingfield's 2006 Harley Sportster XL1200. Delmar, Maryland.