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    Default vin and belly#

    hi there,
    this is from a bike on ebay now. belly# should start 42- as the vin# is 42xxxx....
    is this restamped? or common factry matter?


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    I think this case is original. It is not uncommon to find previous year belly # on low VIN # cases. Jerry

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    thanks Jerry,
    any opinion about the 42 on ebay?

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    Not a re-stamp - all late 41 to 43 cases have the streaks in the vin. jerry



    Quote Originally Posted by kitabel View Post
    Horrible re-stamp

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    this is from a bike on ebay now. belly# should start 42- as the vin# is 42xxxx....
    is this restamped? or common factry matter?
    42EL1534 is factory stamped.
    Bikes built in early September use cases line bored and stamped in August.

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    Perfect '42 numbers. All known originals look just like that.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    Numbers look good to me, and I seen a few.
    #7558 Take me on and you take on the whole trailer park!

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    You mean the grinding marks, where the pad thickness is reduced? LOL

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    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 appear often enough and itís something that has been mentioned many times on forums. In fact this bike in particular was discussed on CAI in September 2016.
    Sometimes the striations are more pronounced than on this bike and sometimes less. At times youíll find them more through the middle of the boss and/or along the bottom edge.
    On occasion youíll find what looks like a recess below the decade 4 and Iíve seen close-ups of it on a few engines.

    I can't see anything wrong with the SN characters and they all appear consistent with factory types for a 42 Knuckle.

    Re the BN, itís the second highest 41 Iíve seen for a Knuckle. Itís not uncommon to find previous year BNs on cases with a low SN from the next year, as mentioned above. I canít see anything wrong with the BN characters and they all appear consistent with factory types for 41.
    Eric

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