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    Welcome to the forum. If the serial number (SN)...

    Welcome to the forum. If the serial number (SN) is authentic it sounds like a 1926 model as opposed to a 1927 model. SNs for 26 model singles began at 1000 and ran into the 8000s. For 27 model...
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    Hard to read the forging number under the top...

    Hard to read the forging number under the top tree but it may be 56120-60? Can you confirm please. It may be a 60Ė64 top tree. It isnít 65 because it hasnít got a 5/16Ē threaded hole in the vicinity...
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    You're welcome Chip. As Robbie mentioned, the...

    You're welcome Chip. As Robbie mentioned, the gusset was added to stop the frame breaking. My 61Ė71 catalog lists it as #47261-68 which is the same as on the packet I posted above. However,...
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    Chip, a gusset plate was fitted to frames as...

    Chip, a gusset plate was fitted to frames as original as of about mid-68 models. The example below is on a 69 model frame.

    https://i.imgur.com/FdDiAEy.jpg

    As a repair part it was also...
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    Thanks Craig. I have nine examples of T in that...

    Thanks Craig. I have nine examples of T in that position. One is on a case with a high 1949 BN and the other eight are on 1950 models. The T above is on a case with BN 350-1+++ and another also has...
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    Thanks for posting but Iím not surprised there...

    Thanks for posting but Iím not surprised there are no numbers on top of the rear mount of an EL. Some say the number 6 was used there to indicate E/EL but I found no evidence to support that story....
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    I donít know at what stage the Hs were stamped on...

    I donít know at what stage the Hs were stamped on top of the rear mounts and Iím yet to see them on 55 model cases.

    FLH has different valve springs to FL.
    FLH heads received some internal...
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    A seriffed 7 is the only type Iíve seen so far on...

    A seriffed 7 is the only type Iíve seen so far on top of the rear mount of 1941Ė47 74ci Knuckle cases and also the only type Iíve seen so far for 1948 Pans. The seriffed 7 continued during 1949 but a...
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    You're welcome Rein. Lots of characters appear on...

    You're welcome Rein. Lots of characters appear on different parts and my best guess is that they may have been done by inspectors. Hereís another trans cover and near the filler hole it appears to...
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    Rein, I donít know what the 1 and 2 indicate....

    Rein, I donít know what the 1 and 2 indicate. Sometimes youíll even see the number 1 upside down just below the hole for the spring stud (pre-date code covers).

    Iíve seen several covers with 2...
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    Kurt, did you receive my PM?

    As Cotten mentioned, the 4 appears to have an open back. And I cannot see a serif across its base. That 4, along with some of the other characters, suggests the SN is...
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    Thanks for the extra photos. Iíll also post this...

    Thanks for the extra photos. Iíll also post this on CAI. I canít see anything wrong with the 5 and for comparison hereís another example. BTW, in the past I too used Photobucket but now I use Imgur...
  14. Pete, sorry if I misled you with my post about...

    Pete, sorry if I misled you with my post about the highest authentic-looking 66 Shovel SNs in my photo collection. It was just to give you an idea how many were produced. I agree with Robbie in that...
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    Pete, serial numbers (SNs) for 1966 Shovels (FL/FLH) began at 2000 due to the 1960Ė69 even-odd code.

    The highest authentic-looking 66 Shovel SNs in my photo collection are 180++. These are...
  16. Craig, for starter covers cast in 1948, after J8...

    Craig, for starter covers cast in 1948, after J8 youíll find at least two more date codes: L8 and M8. These covers have casting number 33-352 raised and on a plate. Underneath the plate may be that...
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    More than one format was used for sand-cast date...

    More than one format was used for sand-cast date codesófor example, some codes are numbers-only and have no letters while some other codes are letter-number. Also some, not all, situations involving...
  18. tomanybikes, I agree with Robbie. I think the SN...

    tomanybikes, I agree with Robbie. I think the SN is fine. All characters appear normal factory types for a 58 Pan.

    It doesnít always happen but itís not uncommon for the first two characters to...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Davidson-Othe...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Davidson-Other/362557613118?hash=item546a1e243e:g:46UAAOSw-ttcZc1l:rk:13:pf:0&vxp=mtr
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    I see no re-stamp, 'horrible' or otherwise. What...

    I see no re-stamp, 'horrible' or otherwise. What I see on the SN boss are sometimes called striations and they are common with Knucks for 42 and some other years. They arenít always there but they...
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    hdhikaru, FLE was a 74ci Panhead with handshift....

    hdhikaru, FLE was a 74ci Panhead with handshift.
    FLEF was the footshift version. NB: the second F may appear on paperwork but I would not expect it to be stamped on the engine as part of the serial...
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    'OUT' is on a release plate. My 99 Evo has one. I...

    'OUT' is on a release plate. My 99 Evo has one. I donít know if they made more than one version of them but the part number for mine is 37903-90.
    Eric

    https://i.imgur.com/uCS0E1s.jpg
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    Rowdy, although you bought the bike in civilian...

    Rowdy, although you bought the bike in civilian trim is there anything about it that would suggest which batch it is most similar toófor example, the hand lever(s) and bracket(s)? Any clues in the...
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    Rowdy, here in Australia there is a 42WLC engine...

    Rowdy, here in Australia there is a 42WLC engine I have seen in person. All the serial number (SN) characters are consistent with factory stamping for a 42WLC and the number boss has not been...
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    Marc, welcome to the forum. Hard to say exactly...

    Marc, welcome to the forum. Hard to say exactly what info the factory has for each bike but from H-D Customer Service in November 2013 the owner of a certain 71 Super Glide received a letter...
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