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    Default Good~looking 1932 vl.

    Greeting's, spotted this 1932 VL on Tuscan, Arizona Craigslist. Haven't seen the UL Lower with a VL top in awhile.
    He's asking $25,000-- The UL bottom is a 1937, & has a 4 speed also.
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    *M.A.D.*
    Last edited by JoJo357; 11-02-2018 at 01:24 AM. Reason: additional pics.

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    Nice bike, but how would you get it titled in the US today? On the 1937 engine number, or on some bogus 1932 frame number? Would it vary by State?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Slocombe View Post
    Nice bike, but how would you get it titled in the US today? On the 1937 engine number, or on some bogus 1932 frame number? Would it vary by State?
    Yes Steve, most States have an individual criteria for title's. I imagine this M/C went under an Assemblers/Rebuilder's title? For what it's worth, the owner listed they racked-up 850 miles for a break-in on the rebuild. Looks like the plate just expired (Sept.2018) on the VL Bitsa.
    *M.A.D.*

    https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/6716579195.html
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    I've never seen this done, a VL top on a UL bottom. Can someone explain to me why one would do this other than "this is what I had on hand?"

    Serious question, not being a turd.

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    Circulating oil.

    Quote Originally Posted by govmule84 View Post
    I've never seen this done, a VL top on a UL bottom. Can someone explain to me why one would do this other than "this is what I had on hand?"

    Serious question, not being a turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Wieland View Post
    Circulating oil.
    Um... don't Us have circulating oil?

    Wouldn't it be easier to just... you know, leave the U tops on the U bottom?

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    Wisconsin and most places I know would title it off the engine number so..... 1937 it is.


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Slocombe View Post
    Nice bike, but how would you get it titled in the US today? On the 1937 engine number, or on some bogus 1932 frame number? Would it vary by State?

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    Hi Steve,in Wisconsin and Florida the engine number is sufficient.

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    Dear Johnny, nice to hear from you again and hope you are still having fun with old bikes. Our judging system does not require a title on the bike, and for pre-1970 Harleys we spend a lot of time looking at engine numbers. In Europe our Chapter has a reasonable database of good Harley engine numbers 1910-1970, but this will not be published. As I said earlier we are still just ahead of the sellers of number stamps, and want to keep it that way. We are seeing knucks and 45s with repro frames and/or engine cases being put forward for UK titles, but these are modern bikes rather than antiques so are not eligible for historic plates. In the past I'm sure some repro bikes were put through the AMCA judging system, but hope this is no longer possible.

    The UK now gives titles on frame numbers, so we are looking at a lot of factory frame date codes to authenticate machines for our national DMV. We still have many old WLA/WLC Harleys over here, many of which had the engine numbers changed, or even blank replacement cases. Usually the engine number has been stamped somewhere on the frame, but we must have a lot of old Harleys titled as ZE-35T, which is the forging number on the headstock.

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    I bought this bike & traded it to a good friend a few months ago. We both were very happy with the deal.
    It has legit 37UL cases with perfect vin numbers & had a 37 HD Arizona title.
    It runs fantastic & is very well constructed. basically a 32VL chassis with a 37UL motor, primary covers , & 4 speed.
    lots of repop, but it was cheap, looks very good, & runs & handles great,
    It has a 37 only front brake & later star hubs.
    I probably should have kept it instead of trading it away, but my friend really wanted it & I wanted his other 37.

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