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Thread: Early Sportster Frame ID

  1. #11
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    47658-52 is the casting number, the date code is on the seat mounting casting, right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34 cac View Post
    Better pictures maybe ! Thanks, Gary
    Better pictures that are not helpful.
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    Chris, you could have said they are stamped in or they are cast in etc etc

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    Chris, you could have said they are stamped in or they are cast in etc etc
    Several have replied, 47658-52 is the casting number, the date code is on the seat mounting casting, right side.

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    The telling features are the oil tank mounts, etc, to distinguish between a CH frame and an H frame. He has already determined it is '59, first regular production year for the CH, so detailed shots of the entire frame are needed.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Better pictures that are not helpful.
    There is a J8 stamped in the front seat casting I just found! Gary

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    J8 is October 1958, 2nd month of 59 production.

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    Thanks that is what I figured when I found it! Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablo View Post
    Unfortunately I am computer illiterate and do not know how to even start to put a picture on this site. ... Someday when someone has 8 hours to spare, they can explain it to me.
    Diablo -

    Now may not be convenient to try this but here's a procedure for uploading photo images from your computer.

    First reply to a thread as a comment or start a new thread. In the text box write out your text and then figure out where you want your image to appear. Place your cursor where you want the image and when uploaded that's where it will appear. I create the lines of space and put my cursor on the second line leave one line of space above your image and one below. Do this for each image. On the menu line that gives you choices for formatting your comment - go to the last box on the right, there are six items in the box. The fourth item from the left inside the box looks like a frame picture this is your image insert button and if you hover over it briefly with your pointer it will say "Insert Image". Click on this insert image button. You will get a task box like in the image below.

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    Click on the "from Computer" text and this will allow you to upload photos from your computer. Move your cursor directly below the from Computer text and click on the "Close File" text, this will take you to the most likely file on your computer where you keep your images. Click on the file of the photo image you want to upload. Click on the choose button and this will get your file ready to upload and then revert back to the original box in the first image above.

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    Now go to the text that says "Upload File" then click and this will upload and insert your file in the text. Your uploaded file just appears as computer code that is in brackets until you hit the post quick replay at the bottom right of the comment box.

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    We have a forum that allows you to post practice images or practice making a post. Look on the main menu. Let me know if you have any questions.

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    Mike,
    When i get to the "From Computer" screen, i don't get any text, just a greyed out box.
    This feature stopped working a month or two ago.
    Is this a problem on your end, or mine?
    Cheers,
    Mick

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