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Build date..my Harley 1997 custom softail vin number 1HD1BKL37VY043225

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How can I find out what the build date is for my Harley 1997 custom softail vin number 1HD1BKL37VY043225 .
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Richard G. :

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Richard G. :

The build date should be stamped on the frame in the area at the rear of the tank.

Customer:

I have had people searching already and they apparently can't find it, is there any way I can get in contact with Harley, they must have information???

Richard G. :

Yes they will tell you. I can give you all the info on the VIN number, do you need the exact date ?

Customer:

yes please, we live in Australia and are trying to get this bike from the states and need this information for customs etc

Richard G. :

Can youtell me exactly what customs need ?

Richard G. :

Ill give you all the info I can.

Richard G. :

Does this help, if not Ill give you much as I can.

Richard G. :

1. Market designation (1 character) 1=Domestic, 5=International

2. Manufacturer (2 characters) HD= Harley Davidson

3. Motorcycle type (1 character) 1=Heavyweight motorcycle

4. Model (2 characters) whatever model you have eg BJ=FLSTC

5. Engine type (1 character) Y=Carby, B=Fuel injected

6. Introduction date (1 character) 1=Regular, 2=Mid year, 3=California

7. V.I.N. check digit (1 character) Can be 0-9 or X

8. Model year (1 character) 5=2005

9. Assembly plant (1 character) Y=York, PA USA, K=Kansas City, MO USA

10. Sequential number (6 characters) varies

Richard G. :

York, PA USA was the plant.

Customer:

Apprently we need either a certificate/document or photo of the bike's build date, this is for import approval and without it we can't get this bike approved

Richard G. :

OK give me a couple minutes Ill kepp you updated please standby

Customer:

No

Richard G. :

Are you with the bike now ?

Customer:

No, the bike is in California, I'm in australia

Richard G. :

Your gonna have to call harley directly. Do you have thier phone number ? I can search more for you, but I cant make promises. If you cant call them, I can call them tomorrow for you.

Customer:

No I don't have their phone number, would appreciate it if you could find that or their email address so I could try contacting them

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To contact the Motor Company directly, please write:
Harley-Davidson Customer Care
3700 W. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
To speak with a Harley-Davidson customer care representative please call(NNN) NNN-NNNN Our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).
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Customer:

thank you for your assistance

Richard G. :

No problem, Thank you

Richard G. :

Is that it ?

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