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Does anyone know why Harley named it "Deuce"? What does it stand for? Just curious as I've just inherited one and have been asked. Thanks
 

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This info is from a fellow member of this forum, Sfarson

The Deuce replaced the Softail Custom back in '00 (Deuce in a way was known as the Softail Custom 2 or "Deuce"). Then when the Deuce was discontinued, back came the Custom. The Deuce was a mild factory custom... chromed coke bottle front forks, stretched tank, a wider rear tire, etc. Does kinda have some appearance parallels with the Rocker.
 

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Thanks much! I've heard a few guesses but your answer makes sense. BTW, after 30 years, it's so sweet to be back motoring on two wheels ... and the Deuce is a wonderful ride.
 

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I had thought I had it figured out that the duece stood for the 2" added to the backbone for the streached look. But hadn't heard the story of the softail custom 2 so I'll go with that one now.
 
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