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there is 2 numbers missing from this - -(year)CAHBO(model)53679(production)
Harley is like mopar with vin# XXXXX and what they some time do
can be stamped one way but its not what it suppose to be
here is what i get from HD when i submit information requests
(This should only be used as a guide only. Even Harley-Davidson admit there are some discrepancies in their vin numbers.)
Ever wonder what a Harley Vin# XXXXX? (The numbers stamped on the frame of every Harley bike.) Have you dazzled fellow bikers with the fact that every Harley Vin# XXXXX with '1HD'? Do they all actually start with '1HD'? Well sure they do, if they were made in the United States. Were all Harley's manufactured in the United States? In fact, the '1' identifies the country of manufacture. I'm not sure what the 'HD' stands for but if you study the tables below you can find out.
Frame ID Numbers - 1981 and Later
Example: 1HD1AAK11BYO13478 The frame number is XXXXXdown like this:1 HD 1 AA K 1 1 B Y 0132781 = Made in U.S.A.HD = Harley Davidson1 = Weight Class 1 = Heavyweight 4 = Lightweight 8 = SidecarAA = Model DesignationK = Engine Displacement K = 1340 Shovelhead H = 1000 Ironhead XL L = 1340 Evolution M = 883 Evolution XL N = 1100 Evolution XL P = 1200 Evolution XL1 = Introduction Date 1 = Regular Introduction 2 = Mid-Year (January) 3 = California Special 4 = Daytona (March)1 = Check DigitB = Model Year B = 1981 C = 1982 D = 1983 E = 1984 F = 1985 G = 1986 H = 1987 J = 1988 K = 1989 L = 1990 M = 1991 N = 1992 P = 1993 R = 1994 S = 1995 T = 1996 U = 1997Y = Plant of Manufacture (York, PA)T = Plant of Manufacture (Tomahawk, WI)J = Plant of Manufacture (Milwaukee, WI)013278 = Sequential NumberFL/FX Models AA FLH - 80AB FLHP - 80 ChainAC FLH - 80 Shrine ChainAD FLH - ClassicAG FLH - Classic w/ sidecarAH FLHP - 80 Belt DeluxeAJ FLH - 80 HeritageAK FLHS - 80AL FLH - 80 Shrine BeltBA FXE - 80BB FXEF - 80BC FXS - 80BD FXB - 80BE FXWG - 80BF FXSB - 80BG FXDGBH FXSTBJ FLST/FLSTCBK FXSTCBL FXSTSBM FLSTFBN FLSTNBP FXSTSBFLT/FXR Police Models DA FLHTP - Windshield 1984 and laterDF FLHTP - FairingED FXRP - WindshieldEF FXRP - FairingEK FXRP - C.H.P.
FLT/FXR Models AE 1981 FLTAF 1981 FLTCDA FLT 1982 and 1983 onlyDB FLTCDC FLHTDD FLHTCDE FLHTC w/ SidecarDG FLHTC ShrineDH FLTC w/SidecarDJ FLHTC 1986 - presentDK FLTC ShrineDM FLTCU - UltraDN FLTCU - Ultra w/SidecarDP FLHTCU - UltraDR FLHTCU - Ultra w/SidecarDS FLTCU - Ultra ShrineDT FLHTCU - Ultra ShrineEA FXREB FXRSEC FXRTEE FXRDGEG FXRS-SP Sport EditionEH FXRDEJ FXRCEL FXLREM FXRS - CONFA FLHSFB FLHR-I InjectedFC FLHTCU-I InjectedFD FLHRFE FLTCU-I InjectedFF FLHTC-I InjectedDyna Glides GA FXDB-D DaytonaGB FXDB-S SturgisGC FXDCGD FXDLGE FXDWGGG FXDS-CONGH FXDXL Models CA XLH XLH 1000cc 1981 - 1985 XLH(NNN) NNN-NNNN- 1987 XLH 883 Deluxe XLH 1100 XLH(NNN) NNN-NNNN- present XLH 1200CB XLS 1981 - 1985CC XLX 1981 - 1985CD XR-1000, 1983 - 1985CE XLH 883 Hugger 1987 - presentCF XLH 883 Deluxe 1988 - presentCG XLH 1200 CustomCH XLH 1200 SportSidecars SA CLE Purchased w/FLHSD CLE Purchased w/FLHSE CLE SeparateSF TLE Purchased w/FLTC/FLHTCSG TLE SeparateSH CLE Purchased w/FLHXGX TLEHX RLEKX TLE Ultra
Frame ID Numbers - 1970-1980
Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) is located on the engine crankcase and is the same as the number located on frame steering head.
Example: 1A 13478 H7
1A = Model Designation 1A = FL-1200 6E = FXEF-80 2A = FLH-1200 7E = FLHS-1200 3A = XLH-1000 9E = SS-250 4A = XLCH-1000 2F = FXS-1200 5A = GE-750 3F = SXT-125 6A = SS-350 Sprint 4F = SS-175 7A = SX-125 6F = SS-125 8A = M65-S 7F = XLCR-1000 7B = ERS 2G = XLT-1000 8B = MSR-100 3G = FLH-80 2C = FX-1200 5G = FLT-80 3C = SX-350 Sprint 6G = FXE-80 5C = MC-65 7G = FXS-80 6C = SR-100 9G = FXWG-80 1D = LE Sidecar 1H = FXB-80 2D = X-90 2H = CLE Sidecar 3D = Z-90 3H = FLH-80 Classic 5D = SX-175 5H = FLHS-80 6D = SX-250 6H = FL-80 7D = MX-250 7H = FLH-1200 Police 9D = FXE-1200 8H = FLH-1200 Shrine 4E = XLS-1000 9H = FLH-80 Police 5E = FXEF-1200 1K = FLH-80 Shrine 13478 = Sequential Number H = Decade Code H = 1970 thru 1979 J = 1980 only 7 = Model Season 0 = 1970 1 = 1971 2 = 1972 3 = 1973 4 = 1974 5 = 1975 6 = 1976 7 = 1977 8 = 1978 9 = 1979
Numbers located on both left and right crankcase halves.Big Twin: Left Case - Outside, Lower Front Right Case - Inside, Gear case CompartmentXL Models: Left Case - Inside, Primary Compartment Right Case - Outside, Near Oil PumpStamped at Capitol Drive FacilityUsed to identify engine and track production changesExample: 1588 321 00715 = Engine Designation 1 = 1200cc Shovelhead 7 = 1000cc Iron XL 14 = 1340cc Shovelhead 15 = 1340cc Evolution 16 = XR-1000 17 = 883cc Evolution XL 18 = 1100cc Evolution XL 19 = 1200cc Evolution XL 20 = 1340cc Evolution, California (1988 - *) 21 = 883cc Evolution XL, California (1988 - *) 22 = 1200cc Evolution XL, California (1988 - *)88 = Model Year321 = Day of Production 001 = Jan. 1st 182 = Jul. 1st 032 = Feb. 1st 213 = Aug. 1st 060 = Mar. 1st 244 = Sep. 1st 091 = Apr. 1st 274 = Oct. 1st 121 = May 1st 305 = Nov. 1st 152 = Jun. 1st 335 = Dec. 1st007 = Number That Day
This should only be used as a guide only. Even Harley-Davidson admit there are some discrepancies in their vin numbers.
and more explanation
When you are buying a bike from someone, always, and I mean ALWAYS check the numbers on the bike against the title. They must match EXACTLY (duh!). You would be amazed at the number of bikes I have seen with a typographical error on the vin#. If you are registering in the same state as the title, it may not be too much trouble to fix, but, on an out of state title you will most certainly be in for a major battle.
It is now, and always has been, illegal to alter vehicle identification numbers in any way. An exception to this is that in the past it was fairly common for franchised dealers to renumber replacement engines. Every legitimate renumber job I have ever seen had the legible original numbers struck through with a line, and the new number stamped above or below. I have never seen, nor heard of, a dealer renumbered frame, though that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't any. (I can't think of a legitimate reason to do a frame. A 1970-up factory replacement is numbered, and a 1970-up used frame should have a title with it) I've always been very leery of bikes with a supposed dealer renumber job, and even though it may be perfectly legal, it just plain looks hokey as hell and it definitely makes the bike much harder to resale. It probably goes without saying, this really hurts the value of any bike that this has been done to.
and another explanation here....post 1970
Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN. Every bike should have one, and they are the source of all knowledge - or leastways, after 1970 they are. Before then, frames weren't stamped, and the title to the vehicle passed with the motor. These early bikes were identified by a numeric year code, an alphabetical model designation and the serial number but information on that is thin on the ground so with apologies to Flathead, Knucklehead and Panhead riders we'll skip straight to the seventies. Those with post 1970 bikes, get a pen and paper, go to the shed and write down the VIN number from your frame - generally on the right hand frame downtube beneath the headstock
1970-1980: Format: xx12345yy where xx is the model designation and yy is the year of manufacture. You might expect the model designations to be rational, sequential or sensible, but you'd be disappointed.
1 HD 1 XX E S C Y F 123456
It starts off easy enough:
Easy isn't it? Oh yes, model designations. Ah!
There will be those of you who, seeing the listing above, would have been able to put a name to every single model listed. I had to show off and write the names next to them because there's nobody else here to prove I didn't cheat - but I didn't need to cheat because for all their apparent complexity, they follow a very well established pattern - which is what the timeline was trying to demonstrate before it got complicated.
If the truth is told, I did need to look up the FXRD to be sure, because the one I thought it was turned out to be the FXRDG.
The alphabet soup of the first half of the 20th Century settled down with the arrival of the Sportster and with the notable exception of the two-strokes, Aermacchi's and Servicars, it all comes down to knowing what an F-series and an X-series bike is. And you do know if you think about it.
Hurtling through the early years, and in no way attempting to be detailed because we've already done that elsewhere, A, B and C models are singles, Ds were the first V-twins and Es came to represent a 1000cc V-twin in the modern age. When the litre engine grew to 1200cc it became the F-series because it ran alongside the E for a number of years. So anything beginning with an F is a big twin and has been since the 1200 Panhead was launched. It can trace its ancestry back to the 1936 Knucklehead E-series, and there is more than a passing resemblance today.
A second series of model designations came to represent the ‘lightweights', which is weird because the sequence started with the letter U, and the U-series was anything but lightweight: the first 1340cc model was a U and it was a big, solid sidevalve. What it was, was a new sequence for the flatheads when they came out - putting clear blue water between them and the F-head Js. The U begat the V, which begat the W, the ubiquitous 45, which became the baby of the v-twin range by the time it was replaced by the ... X?
No, the K.
The flathead K soldiered on for half a dozen years from 1952, introduced the bottom-end for the Sportster that is immediately recognisable today and that became the X. Anything beginning with an X is a Sportster and has been since 1957.
In both those cases the L can be assumed, although it first came along to identify the high-compression option.
Bringing us up to date, anything post-war that begins with a V will be a waterhog, born from the VR race bike though it remains to be seen whether its racing "R" will stay in place. That R as a second letter is from a rich heritage stretching back beyond the KR that most of us have heard of, and most associate with the XR - a racing X-series ... well, nearly: the details are different but there is an obvious common ancestry. As far as I know there hasn't been a factory FR.
So you've got an FL and an XL. The former a big twin with separate gearbox and destined to cover miles with ease, and the latter a livelier, sportier, unit-construction lightweight to keep the post-WW2 British parallel twins at bay.
And then Willie G happens along and puts a pair of XL forks into an FL and creates an FX, because FXL would have been cumbersome.
Intentionally or otherwise, an FL is now deemed to be a big twin with traditional big twin forks - ie heavy heavyweight - and an FX is a big twin with XL forks and is a custom - ie light heavyweight. The XL continues as the lightweight.
Having adopted the L as an integral part of the series moniker, a new letter was needed to denote the sportier option, and H for high-compression (or highway, depending on who you believe) was added for the flagships, before eventually also becoming absorbed when low-compression options dropped out of popularity. Big twins went from Fs to FL/FXs to FLHs - the FX wasn't given a choice of compressions so it never got the H - while Sportsters went from XLs to XLHs with a C dropped in to denote a more competition-oriented version: the XLCH.
After that you can add letters to identify models. An FXE was an FX with an electric leg, an FXS was the first Low Rider. An FXE/F was an electric start FX with Fat Bob tanks, called the Fat Bob, the all-black and belted Sturgis was an FXB - although whether B was for belt or black is a moot point - and the FXWG was the first Wide Glide.
Next up, throw a frame into the equation. This was first done with the touring frame, the rubberglide 5-speed FLT, which served to differentiate it from the 4-speed FLH.
It wasn't immediately seen as such because FLT also identified the Tour Glide model with its frame-mounted fairing. It got a bit messy with the FLHT, which was an Electra in a Tour Glide chassis, but we're used to that now. An Electra is still an FLH though.
Having already used R for racing models, we can only speculate that Harley were trying to move up a gear in creating the FXR - the 5-speed street/custom range, which are still held in the highest esteem for their European handling traits, but of course it is just as feasible that they readapted R to mean Road. The FXST was next, with ST denoting Softail and as if to prove an earlier point, when the Heritage Softail was introduced off the back of the Softail Custom, complete with heavyweight forks, it became the FLST. Latterly we have the FXD, with the D denoting the Dyna chassis.
There are a few exceptions to the rules. The Dyna chassis was introduced in 1991 but there was an FXDG in the early eighties, but rather than being an FXDG it was an FXDG: the Disc Glide. A Low Rider, originally an FXS, is now an FXDL rather than an FXDS but that's probably because S denotes sport to most people today, while the original factory custom was probably using S to denote special. They are generally straightforward though, and having identified the model from the VIN, you can take an educated guess at the rest - and even make them up.
Personally I want an FLDR, which I reckon would be a Dyna Road King, and I've seen something approaching an FLSTD which looked absolutely stunning but you'll have to guess at that until we can get pictures. In Sportster terms, an XRCR would keep me on the streets for hours at a time, picking on poor defenseless Sportsbikes.
I'll leave you with a quick final table to give a rough idea - and it isn't meant to be definitive - of the logic behind it:
A Army (WLA)B Black, Belt (FXB/FXDB Sturgis) or Beige and Blue (FXDB Daytona)C Canadian Army (WLC), Competition (XLCH) or Custom (FXDC) Classic (FLSTC)D Disk (FXDG/FXRDG)E Electric Start (FXE)F Fat (FLSTF)G GlideH High CompressionI InjectionL High compression (FL)N Notalgia (FLSTN)P Police (FLHP/FXRP)R Racing (KR/XR/VR), Road (FXR, FLHR)S Special (FXS), Sport (FXRS), Springer (FXSTS/FLSTS), Street (XLS/VRSCA)T Tour Glide (FLT), Touring Frame (FLHT), Touring (XLT)U Ultra (FLHTCUI)X Sport (FXDX), Basic (XLX)
Too easy to understand, perhaps, because they changed it to an alphabetic character and buried it deep within the VIN from 1981 onwards.
I think this might have eater been rebuilt by some one or some type of swap?
the star should be 2 numbers
I have a brother who works in the Wisconsin plant i can call him tomorrow and see what he can find out
if this is ok with you?