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epinut

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Post Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:31 pm

More XLCH numbers...

Does anyone know how to interpret following numbers found on a -65 XLCH? First belly numbers, I'd guess the first says July -65 but what about the rest? The second pic is the neck casting, what do they mean?
Thanks Stefan.

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Post Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:07 pm

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epinut wrote:Does anyone know how to interpret following numbers found on a -65 XLCH? First belly numbers, I'd guess the first says July -65 but what about the rest? The second pic is the neck casting, what do they mean?
Thanks Stefan.

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That is not a date code. It is a model code. 7 was a Sportster. 65 is the year. It was the 3531th set of cases matched and linebored. Numbering started at 1000.
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That is an Anti Theft number on the frame. You will also find one on the lower triple clamp.
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Post Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:47 am

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Thank you Chris!
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Post Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:55 am

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Chris Haynes wrote:
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That is not a date code. It is a model code. 7 was a Sportster. 65 is the year. It was the 3531th set of cases matched and linebored. Numbering started at 1000.


Btw, when did they start counting? Model year or calender year?
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Post Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:36 am

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Model year.
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Post Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:36 am

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Chris Haynes wrote:Model year.

Thanks again! Do you also know when the model year starts?
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Post Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:41 am

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epinut wrote:
Chris Haynes wrote:Model year.

Thanks again! Do you also know when the model year starts?


Production changeover is usually during June/July. But new models don't hit the streets till August/September
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Post Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:33 am

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Once again, thank you very much Chris!

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