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Chris Haynes

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:42 pm

Don't get burnt with bad numbers.

Back in 1971 the California Highway Patrol printed up a book all about how serial numbers on motorcycles should look. They went into all the current information on Odd even numbering, Transmission numbers, Lower tree numbers, Frame numbers, ETC. This book covered most every brand of motorcycles on the market.
One day a copy of this book fell into the hands of one of the Satan's Slaves. (Honestly I don't know how he got it. It probably fell outta that cruiser when the Chippy went in for coffee. :D) He added an illustration to the cover, went through the book a white outed any reference to California and wrote in state and copied the book to sell.
I have a pdf file of that 48 page book on my website if you would like to read or copy it. Harley information starts on page 10. Be sure you read the glossary of biker terminology on the last two pages.
http://vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/d/13152-1/CHP+Numbers+book.pdf
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panic

Post Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:13 pm

Re: Don't get burnt with bad numbers.

"Damaged file"
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MarkBranst

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Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL

Post Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:33 pm

Re: Don't get burnt with bad numbers.

Chris,

File opens just fine if you ignore the "error" message ...

Interesting to note that the CHP also states that the 1957 and earlier production files have been destroyed ... I would assume that means the line bore/engine number correlation files... Can somebody finally set the record straight on this? Maybe Bruce or somebody who has actually seen these records chime in?

Mark
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Chris Haynes

Posts: 2602

Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2000 12:01 am

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:55 pm

Re: Don't get burnt with bad numbers.

I have seen the line bore numbers file. It is intact.
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MarkBranst

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Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL

Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:07 am

Re: Don't get burnt with bad numbers.

Thanks Chris ... Fascinating document!

Mark

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