2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster Scrambler Custom

SOLD FOR: $6,955

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on March 11, 2023

Winner: motomayhem

Winning Bid: $6,500
Buyer Fee: $455
Total: $6,955

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster Scrambler Custom. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Harley-Davidson’s 883 first arrived on the scene in 1988 as a smaller, more approachable alternative to its 1100 sibling. As with previous Sportster models, it was designed to be a point of entry into the Bar and Shield’s lineup. So, even though it was cheaper, lighter, and accommodating of beginner riders (thanks in part to its low seat height), it nevertheless featured the brand’s trademark 45-degree V-Twin along with its unique loping soundtrack.

Come 1991, Harley introduced a five-speed transmission, a final belt drive, and a set of rubber-mounted footpegs on its 883 Deluxe. By 1993, however, belt drive would became a common feature across the entire 883 range. The standard model came with a single seat, a set of mid-controls, and some 13-spoke mags or wire-laced wheels. Harley-Davidson also offered an XL883C “Custom” that boasted a wider, flatter tank, forward-controls, a dual seat, as well as a set of 21-inch wire or 16-inch solid disc wheels.

When designing the bike, the seller states that “the main objective was to build a SOLID, reliable platform that puts the rider in the correct position for proper off-road riding… The motor and exhaust were built to emphasize the characteristic tractor-like torque and exhaust rumble that Harleys are renowned for.”

He found inspiration for the build in this piece by Cycle World about Harley’s Comet: “As it turned out, the Comet was a pure blast to ride. Within my first mile of riding it, I was confidently charging into sand turns and bashing across deep ruts with the same enthusiasm I would feel on a “real” dirt bike. Above about 20 mph, the bike’s sheer size and weight weren’t that noticeable, and it actually handled better than most of the 600cc Japanese Singles that weigh 100 pounds less. The chassis was solid, the suspension worked great, and the bike turned and slid like any good off-road machine should. And it was amazingly agile at speed; it could be tossed around pretty easily when dodging bushes and rocks, all the while maintaining good straight-line stability.”

This example is VIN: 1HD4CJM172K161517, Engine #: CJM2161517. The seller had a friend custom-build the bike for him four years ago.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 2,000 miles. However, true mileage is unknown.

The seller notes that the taillight is currently not hooked up to be a daytime running light. Additionally, he reports that the carb is currently jetted for altitude.

“Several parts on this motorcycle were purpose built by hand by an expert mechanic specializing in enduro motorcycles.”

Custom hand-built exhaust.

YZ250 front end.

Tusk impact front wheel.

1275cc Hammer Performance cylinders.

YSS 490 Series shocks.

Custom air cleaner.

Custom mid controls for optimal off-road stance.

Custom formed/upholstered seat (36-inch seat height).

Custom skidplate.

Acerbis front and rear fenders.

TC Bros billet sprocket cover.

Aftermarket LED headlight with integrated turn signals.

Aftermarket turn signals.

Aftermarket brake light.

Cycra hand guards, aftermarket mirror.

Aftermarket tachometer/hour meter.

Protaper Evo handlebars, Protaper grips.

50T rear sprocket.

Aftermarket license plate bracket.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Trail Wing and Shinko Trail Master tires with date codes of 1617 and 0119.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Harley-Davidson is offered on a clean Utah title. Have any Sportster stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California






Sportster 883


True Mileage Unknown





Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges




Total Bids Placed: 30

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: motomayhem

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
motomayhem March 11, 2023 10:17 am PST $6,500 Reserve
kentharle March 11, 2023 9:35 am PST $6,000 Auto
Boostin March 11, 2023 9:35 am PST $5,900
kentharle March 10, 2023 8:09 pm PST $5,500 Auto
sirfishalot March 10, 2023 8:09 pm PST $5,400
kentharle March 10, 2023 7:27 pm PST $5,300 Auto
sirfishalot March 10, 2023 7:27 pm PST $5,200
kentharle March 9, 2023 9:23 am PST $5,100
Boostin March 9, 2023 9:23 am PST $5,000 Auto
Boostin March 6, 2023 1:45 pm PST $4,600
RaceDayWonder March 6, 2023 1:45 pm PST $4,500 Auto
RaceDayWonder March 6, 2023 10:31 am PST $4,300 Auto
sirfishalot March 6, 2023 10:31 am PST $4,200
RaceDayWonder March 5, 2023 6:18 pm PST $4,100
Boostin March 5, 2023 6:18 pm PST $4,000 Auto
Boostin March 4, 2023 8:39 pm PST $2,655 Auto
Andyswine March 4, 2023 8:39 pm PST $2,555
Boostin March 4, 2023 9:42 am PST $1,600 Auto
TopJimmy March 4, 2023 9:42 am PST $1,500
Boostin March 4, 2023 7:48 am PST $1,255 Auto
shelbyjones March 4, 2023 7:48 am PST $1,155
Boostin March 3, 2023 6:37 pm PST $1,000
TopJimmy March 3, 2023 6:37 pm PST $900 Auto
TopJimmy March 3, 2023 5:59 pm PST $850
shelbyjones March 3, 2023 5:59 pm PST $750 Auto
shelbyjones March 3, 2023 5:59 pm PST $600 Auto
TopJimmy March 3, 2023 5:59 pm PST $500
shelbyjones March 3, 2023 5:59 pm PST $400 Auto
TopJimmy March 3, 2023 5:59 pm PST $300
shelbyjones March 3, 2023 8:47 am PST $1
Auction started March 3, 2023 7:20 am PST
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