BF Auction: 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Fat Boy

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A Harley-Davidson isn’t merely a motorcycle. Ownership of a Harley provides admission into a community that is among the most supportive of any brand. That is the opportunity awaiting the buyer of this 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Fat Boy. It is a one-owner classic with many upgrades that improve performance and help it stand out in a crowd. It is a turnkey proposition that has won multiple trophies and should continue to do so in the future. If it sounds too tempting to resist, the owner has exclusively listed the Fat Boy here on Barn Finds Auctions.

Buying any classic can create anxiety, but vehicles like this 2003 Harley Fat Boy remove that doubt. It is a one-owner motorcycle that has been pampered and appropriately maintained throughout its life. This Fat Boy has a “bar and shield” theme from end to end, and its presentation is stunning. It might have two decades under its belt, but you would never know it from its overall condition. The paint shines beautifully, and the mirror-like chrome offers a striking contrast. This gem has been garage-kept since Day One and has never seen rain. That makes its lack of corrosion or other deterioration understandable. The owner added a comfortable single seat, a chrome front end, an oversized headlamp, upgraded running boards and pegs, and Screaming Eagle pipes that offer more than good looks. It has won several trophies at various shows, with a “Best Sound” Award in the collection. Harleys always sound tough, but this Fat Boy takes that to a higher level.

This Harley is more than a pretty face with a purposeful exhaust note because it has the muscle to back those good looks. It is powered by a 1,449cc (88.4ci) V-Twin that benefits from Sequential Port Injection. It originally sent 67hp and 86 ft/lbs of torque to the road via a five-speed transmission, but the buyer may have some extra ponies at their disposal. The owner added a Stage 1 Screaming Eagle Kit that improves engine breathing and fuel delivery. That is always a recipe for extra power, while the new rear tire should allow it to put those improvements to good use. This Fat Boy has 22,000 miles on its odometer, which, in “Harley speak,” is barely broken in. It recently underwent a complete service by Harley-Davidson in anticipation of a new owner riding off into the sunset.

With the country still in the depths of winter, now might not seem the right time to spend money on a classic motorcycle. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Cold weather drags, and there is nothing wrong with having a classic like this 2003 Harley in your garage in anticipation of some “boots in the breeze”  journeys the moment the sun pops up its head. We all need time to walk away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and I can’t think of many better ways to do that than by throwing a leg over this one-owner 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Fat Boy. Treat yourself. You know you deserve it!

  • Location: Monroe, Georgia
  • Mileage: 22,000
  • Engine: V-Twin
  • Transmission: 5-Speed
  • VIN: 1HD1BXB133Y098314
  • Title Status: Clean

Bid On This Vehicle

Sold for: $10,000
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Ended: Jan 18, 2023 1:00pm MDT
Winner: Dr George Tompkins
  • Dr George Tompkins bid $9,999.99  2023-01-15 10:03:02
  • Crazy
    bid $2,500.00  2023-01-14 13:27:54
  • SILVERFOXX bid $2,400.00  2023-01-14 13:24:12
  • Crazy bid $2,200.00  2023-01-14 09:39:20
  • Dave G
    bid $2,100.00  2023-01-11 10:14:18
  • SILVERFOXX bid $1,700.00  2023-01-10 22:03:16
  • Gildia bid $1,300.00  2023-01-10 22:02:31
  • Para_medic00
    bid $1,000.00  2023-01-10 16:18:26
  • Timothy CIESIELSKI bid $500.00  2023-01-10 14:12:51
  • Ezeerider bid $100.00  2023-01-10 13:29:52


  1. Terrry

    Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but any 2003 Harley is a “100th Anniversary Edition”. This bike, while nice, is far from unique even with its upgrades.

    Like 9
  2. Derek

    A Harley is merely a motorcycle. It’s an engine and two wheels and none the worse for it.

    Too much myth and rubbish though.

    Clutch cable’s too short; would it make full right lock?

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    • Grog

      It’s funny how people are always willing to put down Harley motorcycles. I have had 5 Harley’s for over 20 years and have never been left along the road stranded. I’m not sure what this Anniversary model is worth but, with less than 50k on the odds. It’s been babied.

      Like 18
      • Derek

        I’ve ridden lots of them; I used to work for the local dealer, and I have nothing against them. The more they’re used, the more reliable they are.

        However, there’s too much myth and rubbish surrounding them.

        Like 6
  3. Cooter Cooter Member

    Ok to all the negative comments, I didn’t write the article nor do I consider owning a certain brand of any American vehicle a “lifestyle”. I simply prefer certain things as we all have that freedom to choose. I am 60 and have owned and built on 6 Harleys during my life.

    To Mr Derek, you really think with all I’ve done to this bike that I’d leave my clutch cable too short to the point I cannot lock the forks? C’mon man!

    And to Mr Dan, all I can say if we were all sitting at a bar trading stories I would bet your “poser” comment would be kept to yourself. As for the 88 cu. in. engine, every motor ever built by this company has had its issues. HD made upgrades after 2002 to correct some of the issues, but this one is completely stock minus the stage I. I would prefer that if buying used as I would know what I’m getting and it’s not been butchered. I have a friend with an 04 with 38K on the odometer and still going strong. But like this one, he doesn’t abuse it and keeps up the maintenance. Z

    I didn’t expect any different placing an HD on here as haters seem to come outta the woodwork when HD’s are in a discussion online. Bottom line, I bought it new 20 years ago because that’s what I wanted. I have it listed at more half than what’s been invested and if it doesn’t sell I’ll keep it in my collection of American junk! I may go with some 16” apes and a big sissy bar to make it even more hated!

    Like 23
    • Howard A Member

      Hi Cooter, thanks for that, the “lack wits” are missing such an important piece with these, IT’S OURS!!! I swear, only in America. Do Germans dis the BMW? Do Brits bash their Limeys? NO, they don’t, only in America, where the free speech thing has been modified to accept that behavior. Say what you want, no consequence. It only shows their ignorance. Some call it old fashioned, but a motor design that’s lasted 100 years, is a marvel in my book. I’ve had lots of bikes, from all different origins, and they all had certain quirks I didn’t care for, EXCEPT, my ’85 FXRT. I may be a bit partial, but it was the nicest bike I ever had and sorely regret selling it. Maybe if these naysaying folks had the bike built in THEIR hometown, by THEIR friends and neighbors, they may think differently. I rode my HD with pride, kind of like the Jeep, I was proud to be seen on a HD and thumbs up to prove it.

      Like 22
      • Tom Schmidt

        And almost every mfg couldn’t wait for the patent to expires so they could all go to the v-twin. Everyone wants to look like a Harley, but they will never get the sound. It’s funny you really Don’t need to see a bike to know it’s not a Harley. I do it all the time. Not a Harley, not a Harley, Harley , not a Harley , Harley, Harley , Harley , Harley , not a Harley.😅😅

        Like 5
    • Derek

      No hatred here. I still think the cable looks a bit short, tho…!

      H-D were very quick to rectify the issue with the timing gear bolts, as I recall; we didn’t have to attend to that many before modified ones were coming from the factory.

      Like 2
      • Cooter Cooter Member

        Thanks and understood Derek. One upgrade we left out were the “Street Slammer” handlebars that were popular back then, which were actually a tad lower than the mini buckhorns that came on it. I had HD do the work and add the braids so perhaps they did it. Anyway, there’s no problems with the travel either left or right and it will turn full distance both ways. The fork lock is on the brake side by the way!

        Like 5
    • glen

      Im on my third Harley and Ive loved them all. I’m 71 and have a new 2022 Freewheeler. Ive owned about every brand of motorcycle over my life and will stick with Harley till I die. The 2003 Fat Boy is one of my all time favorites and you have done it right. Beautiful bike. How much do you think shipping is to Michigan?

      Like 7
      • Terrry

        The Freewheeler is a trike I hope is in my not too distant future. I like them much more than the overpriced overdone TriGlide.

        Like 2
  4. Cooter Cooter Member

    Howard A, thanks for the much needed American reinforcement…geeez these folks. I also own an 09 Roadglide which I also purchased new. The first year with the new rear wheel size and longer frame and also the last year without a catalytic converter. I have spent thousands on this bike on non-warranty repairs. The 20 year old Fatboy—zero! I love riding the 03 and it draws much attention. But after about 75 miles I’m done on that thing…great bar bike. The Glide is awesome on longer rides and trips and we pop the comfy couch seat and backrest on when the wife comes along.

    Like 8
  5. Cooter Cooter Member

    @Glen from Michigan, it shouldn’t run you more than 500-to 600 bucks on a covered carrier. You will want covered.

    Like 5
    • glen

      Thank you! My Freewheeler is in storage at the Harley dealer up here right now. Got room for another Harley in my garage for the summer though.

      Like 3
  6. Cadmanls Member

    Good looking scooter my only question is why Florida tags if it’s in Georgia?

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    • Cooter Cooter Member

      I purchased the Bike at Adamec in Jacksonville in 2003. Lived there until just a few years ago but kept the FL tags renewed. It’s GA now.

      Like 2
  7. Rick R

    One thing the bid on this bike is way to low, last year I sold an 03 heritage springer with 47,000 miles for $9,900.00 and I thought that was too cheap!

    Like 2
  8. Cooter Cooter Member

    @Rick, that is fine with me, I have talked myself into keeping the bike now. Hoping it don’t meet reserve.

    Like 5
  9. Harvey Member

    Same guy made the last four bids minutes apart??Seems like an odd way to bid.

    Like 1
    • Joshua Mortensen Staff

      It looks like the high bidder was hunting for the reserve.

      Like 2
  10. Rick R

    Mr Dan, I don’t think they all had that problem, and I believe it was the gear and not the chain. I put 47000 miles on an 03 heritage springer and never had a problem with it. (I didn’t ride it like grandma going to church and back)

    Like 0
    • Terrry

      These do need the cam chain tensioner replaced, according to a friend who has an ’05, same engine.

      Like 1
  11. Mr.dan

    Harley used the same cam bearing ( AN) from the evo motor. The AN bearing has a plastic bearing retainer that was subject to failure. Needle bearings falling into crankshaft areas. Cam chest and oil pumps.
    The twinscam suffered from the same issue X2 then the chain followers ( plastic) which would fail due to heat and wear. The adjusters ( more plastic) again would wear. I’ve repaired many. Many. Including my own. Had my comments not been canceled, reader’s would know that I’m only asking relevant questions to protect the future buyer.

    Like 1
  12. Cooter Cooter Member

    @Mr Dan, no hard feelings and not a poser to set things straight. You stated you’ve rode Harleys for 50 years and this is the worst engine HD ever built. You seem to have forgotten the AMC years.

    Like 3
    • Mr.dan

      Absolutely. Shovelhead 70 to 84.
      The early AMF had casting (case) imperfections and electrical issues.
      Again, machine work or after market case’s were required. But the 70s had dedicated and knowledgeable machinists to handle the job without today’s expense. Furthermore the shovel and early evolution had 5 pc rebuildable flywheels. The twinscam has 3pc flywheels. I’m sure you’ve heard about the wheels twisting. By 07 Harley finally fixed those timing chest problems, still. In my opinion the reason Harley moved to the M8 was to rid themselves of negativity towards their brand. Even Harley recognized they were building junk. They actually remembered why they stopped building their WLA 45s and their cousins. (Dual camshaft) engines

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  13. Cooter Cooter Member

    @Mr Dan, no hard feelings and not a poser to set things straight. You stated you’ve rode Harleys for 50 years and this is the worst engine HD ever built. You seem to have forgotten the AMC years.

    Like 1
    • Cooter Cooter Member

      This bike is bone stock as I have stated, minus the stage 1 kit and pipes. My first Harley was a 79 Lowrider that was a real oil leaking POS that left me on the side of the road several times. Never happened with this 03. Call it “or me” what you want, but the bike looks great, the lines flow, it’s dependable and draws attention wherever she’s parked.

      Like 2
  14. AMCFAN

    I toured the factory in 1994 in PA at the old AMF bowling ball factory.It was said that Willie G had never been there. At the time everything being built was already sold. My old man got into them in the late 70’s and most of his buddies were on Pans. He started with a 71 Sporty (rattling oil leaking junk as I remember) Something learned at a young age never wear any shirt while on one other than black. The blowby er I mean automatic chain oiler will leave it’s spots on you. He then got a shovel and later a newer dresser. Fun times growing up around them.

    Went on Poker runs and flat track races it was always one of the Harleys breaking down in the group. Someone always had parts bolts tools oil to get them going. Once an old Pan had the battery dry up. No one had water…..only beer.

    In the 70’s the local Harley shop would always give us free t shirts. In the mid 80’s and 90’s all changed now were $10 with their advertising on the back still. Seems anyone with money bankers attorneys etc could leather up in black at the Harley shop and be a biker for the weekend. Then the price of old bikes went through the roof. Everyone wanted to be cool. Back then was honest guys who you wouldn’t want to mess with. Later we would run into posers with new factory bikes with dealership accessory chrome. Wasn’t fun anymore. I got into cars and never looked back.

    Like 2
  15. AMCFAN

    I remember as a group no one liked what they termed bikes that were not … well HD. At the Flat track races you would see all bikes. Once saw a pack of Guzzi riders.

    Later took a ride on a Gold Wing and was blown away. The Wing had to be the smoothest cruiser I have ever been on. To take off and ride it was so relaxing. Like being in an easy chair with the wind gently hitting you. You can tell a lot of thought went into them. Almost a masterpiece.

    Looking back I can now respect the Asian bikes from a riders standpoint. The big reason HD almost went belly up. The Asian bikes were just better to ride on every level. Smooth well engineered… parts vibrating off and no marking their spot. The CB750 was a game changer. The H2 was just insane for neck snapping power. KZ1000 another.

    Funny when you are young and those that influence you. I still respect old build Pans and especially the Shovels. What the poor working/out of work guys in the hood rode on. Ater HD was taken over from AMF not long after was a money grab. It was it was one special on top of another until everything was the same. Not working for them now. Demographic is changed. Young guys want a Gixer, Busa or Razor.

    I chuckle now when I see those older HD (posers) rolling on the highway. Legs spread eagle on the forward controls (highway pegs) thinking they are as cool as Elvis.

    Like 1
    • Mr.dan

      Why thank you. Thank you very much…..
      No seriously. In 1962 I was hare scrambling a 125 bultaco.the engine cradle got dropped a inch and a half. You weren’t trying to catch any air. There was an excess of British bikes. I used to pick them up for nearly nothing. The local police were auctioning their Harleys cheap. 35 to 45.00 slab side pans and shovels. And then came viet nam. Marriage, children, and work.
      Still have a 81 65R on the rack to putter with, and the old 91 fat boy thats taken me through the lower 48 and Canada. Actually posed for pictures at HEMMINGS in Vermont.

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      • GlenF

        So looks like you and I are a couple of the old guys riding on the highway with are feet up on the highway pegs! As someone on here wrote.

        Like 3
  16. Rick R

    I think all cooter is trying to do is sell a bike and I don’t think he was looking for a spanking! The description and the pictures are clear.

    Like 4
  17. Mr.dan

    Well Glenn. I’m set up with the UMI racing forward controls. Very comfortable on long distance rides.
    No need for hiway pegs.

    Like 1
    • glen F

      Im getting the mustache engine guards and a fairing to put on when it warms up. I love my Freewheeler.

      Like 3
  18. Cooter Cooter Member

    I knew this would happen when an HD product got placed on here. Everyone is suddenly an expert and opinions fly like seagulls. It sometimes gets nasty. Kind of reminds me of when I lived in Daytona for 10 hrs back in the 90’s. I visited the track often. Always noticed when a certain guy named Earnhardt would take the lead, everyone came to their feet. They either cheered or they cussed at the man with an intensity I had never witnessed. But he brought everyone to their feet and they all had something to say! It spilled over to the bar conversations after the race. That my friends is star power!

    Like 3
  19. Mr Dan

    That’s what all the bar room racers say.
    The secret to my longevity is motorcycles and bar room’s don’t mix.

    Like 0
  20. Vinnie G.

    This is about as negative as I can be. WOW nice bike, wish I knew how to ride, it be in my garage but, I’m a car guy.

    Like 2

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