I was just curious. What year did HD start putting Vin numbers on frames instead of just the numbers on the engine case? Thanks, Todd
Cotten is referring to anti-theft numbers, and yeah I thought '62 as well. As mentioned, these start with a letter followed by 4 numbers. These anti-theft numbers are tied into the vin. These numbers were on frames, triple trees, transmissions, and I don't know what else. They can be used by leo if you had stolen parts on your bike, etc.Folks,
H-D began stamping production numbers on frames and transmissions somewhere around 1962,... memory failing fast...., but at least by '64.
It was upon the left side of the headstock, quite small, and starts with a letter.
That's not entirely true if the aftermarket frame has numbers.The title is tied to the motor. So yes on the after market frame.
Thank you for the post and Thank you Tattoo. I am just a dumb ass noob but dont want to get myself into a bind if I find a cool motor, title etc.That's not entirely true if the aftermarket frame has numbers.
Once a frame has numbers, those supersede the engine numbers and you'd have to do a special construction. Now is that what people are doing, most likely not, but that doesn't make it right either.
Best thing for a titled engine (pre '70) is to put it in a non-numbered (pre '70) frame. Why make it difficult?