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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
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
DJ = Model Designation
V = Engine Type
1 = Introduction Date
3 = VIN Check Digit (Can be 0-9 or X)
1 = Model Year
Y = Assembly Plant
500001 = Serial Number
Frame ID Numbers - 1981 and Later
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
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.
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
GA FXDB-D Daytona GB FXDB-S Sturgis GC FXDC GD FXDL GE FXDWG GG FXDS-CON GH FXD
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
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