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Frame ID Numbers

There are three tables listed here. The first is Frame ID Numbers - 2001 and later.
The second table is Motorcycle ID Numbers 1981 and Later.
The third is Motorcycle ID Numbers 1970-1980.


Frame ID Numbers - 2001 and Later

 

  • 17 digit VIN on frame.
    Abbreviated VIN on engine. The legal VIN number is on the frame.
    Example: 1 HD 1 DJ V 1 3 1 Y 500001

    1 = Made in USA

    5 = Made for the Canadian market

    HD = Harley Davidson

    1 = Weight Class

  • 1 = Heavyweight (901 cc and larger)
  • DJ = Model Designation

    FL/FX Models

  • BH = FXST
  • BL = FXSTS
  • BM = FLSTF
  • BR = FLSTS
  • BS = FXSTD
  • BT = FXSTB
  • BV = FXSTI
  • BW = FLSTCI
  • BX = FLSTFI
  • BY = FLSTSI
  • BZ = FXSTSI
  • DD = FLHT
  • DC = FLHT
  • DG = FLHTC Shrine
  • DJ = FLHTC
  • FB = FLHRI
  • FC = FLHTCUI
  • FD = FLHR
  • FF = FLHTCI
  • FG = FLHTCUI With Sidecar
  • FH = FLHPI
  • FL = FLHTCUI Shrine
  • FM = FLHTPI
  • FP = FLTR
  • FR = FLHRCI
  • FS = FLTRI
  • FT = FLHPEI
  • GD = FXDL
  • GE = FXDWG
  • GJ = FXDX
  • GH = FXD
  • GK = FXDP
  • GL = FXDXT
  • GX = SIDECAR TLE
  • HA = VRSCA
  • HX = SIDECAR RLE
  • JB = FXSTDI
  • KX = SIDECAR TLE ULTRA
  • ?? = FXDP POLICE
  • ?? = FLHTCUI POLICE
  • ?? = XL 883 POLICE
  • ?? = TLE SIDECAR POLICE
  • ?? = FLHRSEI
  • ?? = FXDWG3
  • ?? = FXSTDI
  • ?? = FLSTC
  • XL Models

  • CJ = XL 883C
  • CA = XLH 883
  • CA = XLH 1200
  • CE = XL 883H
  • CG = XL 1200C
  • CH = XL 1200S
  • CJ = XL 883C
  • CK = XL 883R
  • V = Engine Type

  • L = 1340 Evolution
  • M = 883 Evolution
  • P = 1200 Evolution
  • R = 1340 Evolution Fuel Injected
  • V = Twin Cam 88
  • W = Twin Cam 88 Fuel Injected
  • Z = 1130 Revolution
  • 1 = Introduction Date

  • 1 = Regular Introduction
  • 2 = Mid Year (January)
  • 3 = California Model
  • 4 = Anniversary Model
  • 3 = VIN Check Digit (Can be 0-9 or X)

    1 = Model Year

  • 1 = 2001
  • 2 = 2002
  • Y = Assembly Plant

  • J = Milwaukee, WI
  • T = Tomahawk, WI
  • Y = York, PA
  • K = Kansas City, KS
  • 500001 = Serial Number

    Production

  • 2001 - 234,461
  • 2002 - TBD
  • Frame ID Numbers - 1981 and Later

    Example: 1HD1AAK11BYO13478

    The frame number is broken
    down like this:
    
    1 HD 1 AA K 1 1 B Y 013278
    
    1  = Made in U.S.A.
    HD = Harley Davidson
    1  = Weight Class
         1 = Heavyweight
         4 = Lightweight
         8 = Sidecar
    AA = Model Designation
    K  = Engine Displacement
         K = 1340 Shovelhead
         H = 1000 Ironhead XL
         L = 1340 Evolution
         M = 883 Evolution XL
         N = 1100 Evolution XL
         P = 1200 Evolution XL
    1  = Introduction Date
         1 = Regular Introdution
         2 = Mid-Year (January)
         3 = California Special
         4 = Daytona (March)
    1  = Check Digit
    B  = 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 = 1997
    
    Y  = Plant of Manufacture (York, PA)
    T  = Plant of Manufacture (Tomahawk, WI)
    J  = Plant of Manufacture (Milwaukee, WI)
    
    013278 = Sequential Number
    

    FL/FX Models

    AA  FLH - 80
    AB  FLHP - 80 Chain
    AC  FLH - 80 Shrine Chain
    AD  FLH - Classic
    AG  FLH - Classic w/ sidecar
    AH  FLHP - 80 Belt Deluxe
    AJ  FLH - 80 Heritage
    AK  FLHS - 80
    AL  FLH - 80 Shrine Belt
    BA  FXE - 80
    BB  FXEF - 80
    BC  FXS - 80
    BD  FXB - 80
    BE  FXWG - 80
    BF  FXSB - 80
    BG  FXDG
    BH  FXST
    BJ  FLST/FLSTC
    BK  FXSTC
    BL  FXSTS
    BM  FLSTF
    BN  FLSTN
    BP  FXSTSB
    

    FLT/FXR Police Models

    DA  FLHTP - Windshield 1984 and later
    DF  FLHTP - Fairing
    ED  FXRP - Windshield
    EF  FXRP - Fairing
    EK  FXRP - C.H.P.
    
    

    FLT/FXR Models

    
    AE  1981 FLT
    AF  1981 FLTC
    DA  FLT 1982 and 1983 only
    DB  FLTC
    DC  FLHT
    DD  FLHTC
    DE  FLHTC w/ Sidecar
    DG  FLHTC Shrine
    DH  FLTC w/Sidecar
    DJ  FLHTC 1986 - present
    DK  FLTC Shrine
    DM  FLTCU - Ultra
    DN  FLTCU - Ultra w/Sidecar
    DP  FLHTCU - Ultra
    DR  FLHTCU - Ultra w/Sidecar
    DS  FLTCU - Ultra Shrine
    DT  FLHTCU - Ultra Shrine
    EA  FXR
    EB  FXRS
    EC  FXRT
    EE  FXRDG
    EG  FXRS-SP  Sport Edition
    EH  FXRD
    EJ  FXRC
    EL  FXLR
    EM  FXRS - CON
    FA  FLHS
    FB  FLHR-I Injected
    FC  FLHTCU-I Injected
    FD  FLHR
    FE  FLTCU-I Injected
    FF  FLHTC-I Injected
    

    Dyna Glides

    GA  FXDB-D Daytona
    GB  FXDB-S Sturgis
    GC  FXDC
    GD  FXDL
    GE  FXDWG
    GG  FXDS-CON
    GH  FXD
    

    XL Models

    
    CA  XLH
        XLH 1000cc 1981 - 1985
        XLH 883 1986 - 1987
        XLH 883 Deluxe
        XLH 1100
        XLH 883 1988 - present
        XLH 1200
    CB  XLS 1981 - 1985
    CC  XLX 1981 - 1985
    CD  XR-1000, 1983 - 1985
    CE  XLH 883 Hugger 1987 - present
    CF  XLH 883 Deluxe 1988 - present
    CG  XLH 1200 Custom
    CH  XLH 1200 Sport
    
    

    Sidecars

    
    SA  CLE Purchased w/FLH
    SD  CLE Purchased w/FLH
    SE  CLE Separate
    SF  TLE Purchased w/FLTC/FLHTC
    SG  TLE Separate
    SH  CLE Purchased w/FLHX
    GX  TLE
    HX  RLE
    KX  TLE Ultra
    
    

    Frame ID Numbers - 1970-1980

    Motorcycle Serial Numbers

    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              7T = SST-250 
         1D = LE Sidecar          8F = SST-350
         2D = X-90                9F = SX-350
         3D = Z-90                9G = FXWG-80
         5D = SX-175              1H = FXB-80
         6D = SX-250              2H = CLE Sidecar
         7D = MX-250              3H = FLH-80 Classsic
         9D = FXE-1200            5H = FLHS-80
         4E = XLS-1000            6H = FL-80
         5E = FXEF-1200           7H = FLH-1200 Police
                                  8H = FLH-1200 Shrine
                                  9H = FLH-80 Police
                                  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
    

    Crankcase Identification Numbers

    Numbers located on both left and right crankcase halves.
    
    Big Twin: Left Case - Outside, Lower Front
              Right Case - Inside, Gearcase Compartment
    
    XL Models: Left Case - Inside, Primary Compartment
               Right Case - Outside, Near Oil Pump
    
    Stamped at Capitol Drive Facility
    Used to identify engine and track production changes
    
    Example: 1588 321 007
    
    15 = 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 Year
    
    321 = 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. 1st
    
    007 = Number That Day
    


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