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Default my only real beef with my 03 883

for crap sakes they could have added a trip meter. i carry a sharpie and write the last 3 digits on the odometer on the gas cap to keep track.
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Feel down under the speedo, there should be a rubber button sticking down. push it once for trip meters, push and hold to reset the trip meter.
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Him? My ‘03 883 Custom has a trip meter. It is the black rubber button behind the speedometer.
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well ill be you guys are right cant really see it because of the speedo position and apes just have to feel for it thanks guys!!
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There is nothing wrong with an '03 883r...nothing sir and i will fight you for it!
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There is nothing wrong with an '03 883r...nothing sir and i will fight you for it!

well mines a 883C way different then a R lol im enjoying it
my last vtwin was a 04 honda rc51 just a little different then the 883
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Harley has been making motorcycles a looooooong time. They do things differently than the Japanese/Asian manufacturers. A lot of what Harley does is due to that history.

There's a little bit of culture shock until you have some miles on the bike. Torque vs horsepower. Metal vs plastic.

To me, Harley Davidson's are like coffee where Asian bikes are like energy drinks. Sportsters are like drinking it black.
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An owners manual might come in handy!
Try Ebay, usually some on there.
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Here is the Sportsterpedia link to manual information:
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Link to 2003 Sportster Owner's manual from Harley Davidson SIP-

https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson..../view?id=90016
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