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Old 15-05-2008, 09:50 PM
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Harley Vin Number

Hi

I wonder if anyone can help, I have what i think is a harley frame forks and wheels in my garden. I have managed to find a number on the frame 68XLCH10072 I have had a little search and think it might be a sportster?
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Old 15-05-2008, 11:04 PM
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Re: Harley Vin Number

Lucky bugger.....

Definitely a sportster mate for more info.....Send a pm to Patrick>>> The_French_Owl

He is our Vintage Secretary and will be able to help you.

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Old 16-05-2008, 07:04 AM
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Re: Harley Vin Number

A note of caution: Harley did not stamp its frames until model year 1970. In 1968, only engines were stamped. I wouldn't go expecting a fortune on eBay just yet....
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Old 16-05-2008, 07:17 AM
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Re: Harley Vin Number

Definitively stamped by a previous owner.

Photo would be welcome to date that frame. If front seat anchorage casting is still present, it has on its right hand side a coding for date of manufacturing, 1 letter/ 1 digit.

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Old 16-05-2008, 07:50 AM
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There you go experts on the case..............

Well done guys.
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Old 16-05-2008, 09:38 AM
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Re: Harley Vin Number

Great pic Baza

Hoping my project will look similar to that,i've got the proper seat now,so i'm on me way
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Old 16-05-2008, 02:23 PM
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Re: Harley Vin Number

Thanks very much for all the responses, I can find a number around the seat area, they maybe and AA stamped in this area but i'm not sure. I have taken some pics and will try and attach to this thread.

Files are too big, not that great with IT is there any way of sending the pics another way?

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Old 17-05-2008, 06:38 AM
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To post pics see http://www.harley-davidson-hangout.c...-could-do.html

those numbers do not look like HD ones to me. I think 1968 numbers should begin 2, or 4, or 6 or 8. Also the number looks high, and for 5 digit numbers, the first 2 digits should be even numbers.
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Old 17-05-2008, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for the link Boris....Steve if you can't understand all my instructions on that thread just open a FREE account with Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket
and your photo's when uploaded will reduce to website size automaticly. then just put the URL address of the photo into this box

It is all explained in the link that Panhead Boris has shown.
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Old 17-05-2008, 10:05 AM
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Re: Harley Vin Number

Frame year code, looks like this:



C for March, 9 for 1959

Boris, 10 is an even number!!! Sounds a bit high to me as well if it were an engine number, but production was getting quite high in the late 60s... If H-D are to be believed, 2000 XLH and 5000 XLCH made in 68... Total production around 27 000 in 68

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