General Info

wheel fitment

Wheel Fitment

Fork Oil

TYPE WEIGHT VISCOSITY @100 DEGRESS C

H-D BIG PISTON FORK OIL 5wt

Harley-Type B 10wt 5.51

Harley Type E 20wt 7.95

Screaming Eagle Type Heavy 20wt 8.60

HARLEY* APPROVED ENGINE OIL

HD SAE 50 - ENGINE ONLY, LOWEST AMBIENT TEMP ABOVE 60 DEGREES F.

HD SAE 60 - ENGINE ONLY, LOWEST AMBIENT TEMP ABOVE 80 DEGREES F.

HD 20W-50 - (MINERAL) - ENGINE ONLY, LOWEST AMBIENT TEMP ABOVE 40 DEGREES F.

SE HD FROMULA + - PRIMARY AND TRANSMISSION ONLY

SE HD 20W-50 (SYNTHETIC) - ENGINE, PRIMARY, TRANSMISSION

SE HD 80W-140 (SYNTHETIC) - PRIMARY, TRANSMISSION ONLY, WORKS BETTER IN HIGHER HEAT

vin decoder

Prior to 1930 H-D VIN numbers were a bit erratic and model number designations changed frequently. Unfortunately there is very little information out there for these numbers and what information is available is not always very accurate.

1930 to 1962 the VIN number was the engine number and was only located on the left case. The VIN was between 8 and 10 digits with the first 2 digits being the production year, the next 2 – 4 letters being the model designation and the last 4 digits being the production number

EXAMPLE: (YEAR) 49 (MODEL) FL (PRODUCTION NUMBER) 0001

1962 to 1969 the VIN numbers where pretty much the same as from 1930 to 1962, but if the production number had 4 digits the first digit would be odd during odd production years and even during even production years. If the production number had 5 digits the first two digits would be odd during odd production years and even during even production years.

EXAMPLE: (YEAR) 66 (MODEL) FLHB (PRODUCTION NUMBER) 22001

1970 to 1980 the VIN number could be found on both the frame and the engine and would match exactly with the exception of a few months in 1979 which was due to an idea by the factory to make them different. The idea was quickly killed after law enforcement notified Harley-Davidson that it made the bikes look stolen. The production date range was from 1/9/1979 to 2/7/1979. The VIN numbers affected are 43000H9 through 48199H9. The engine numbers where 10 digit numerical IDs.

The VIN numbers of this era where 9 digit codes where the first two digits corresponded to the model code, the next 5 digits were the production numbers (always starting above 10,000) and the last 2 digits were the year code.

EXAMPLE: (MODEL) 2A (PRODUCTION NUMBER) 10859 (YEAR) H4

MODEL CODES

1A = FL/FLP-1200 3D = Z-90 2G = XLT-1000

2A = FLH -1200 4D = XLA 3G = FLH-80

3A = XL - XLH-1000 5D = SX-175 5G = FLT-80

4A = XLCH-1000 6D = SX-250 6G = FXE-80

5A = GE-750 7D = MX-250 7G = FXS-80

6A = SS-350 Sprint 9D = FXE - 1200 9G = FXWG-80

7A = SX-125 4E = XLS-1000 1H = FXB-80

8A = M65-S 5E = FXEF-1200 2H = CLE-80 Sidecar

7B = ERS 6E = FXEF-80 3H = FLH-80 Classic

8B = MSR-100 7E = FLHS-1200 5H = FLHS-80

2C = FX -1200 9E = SS-250 6H = FL-80

3C = SX-350 Sprint 2F = FXS - 1200 7H = FLH-1200 Police

5C = MC-65 3F = SXT-125 8H = FLH-1200 Shrine

6C = SR-100 4F = SS-175 9H = FLH-80 Police

1D = LE Sidecar 6F = SS-125 1K = FLH-80 Shrine

2D = X-90 7F = XLCR-1000

YEAR CODES


H0 = 1970 H3 = 1973 H6 = 1976 H9 = 1979

H1 = 1971 H4 = 1974 H7 = 1977 J0 = 1980

H2 = 1972 H5 = 1975 H8 = 1978

1981 to present the VIN has been a 17 digit code located on the frame and abbreviated on the engine. In this VIN the first 3 digits are the world manufacturer ID, the fourth digit is the weight class. The next two letters are the model designation, the sixth digit was the engine typE, the seventh digit was the introduction period, The eighth digit was the VIN check digit which could be 0-9 or X, the next letter was the model year, the letter after that was the assembly plant and the last 6 numbers were the production numbers. If you are looking for information on a specific VIN number on a bike produced after 1981 you can look it up on Harley-Davidson's official VIN search.

EXAMPLE: (World Mfg.) (CLASS) (MODEL) (ENGINE) (INTRO) (CHECK) (YEAR) (PLANT) (PRODUCTION NUMBER)

1HD 1 AA K 1 9 B Y 158126

World Manufacturer ID:

1HD = Manufactured for sale within the United States

5HD = Manufactured for sale outside of the United States

932 = Manufactured in and for sale only in Brazil

MEG = Manufactured in and for sale only in India

Weight Class:

1 = Heavyweight (≥ 901 cc)

4 = Lightweight (≤ 900 cc)

8 = Sidecar

Model Designation:

FL Touring Models:

AA = FLH

DJ = FLHTC

FR = FLHRCI, FLHRC

AB = FLHP

DK = FLTC Shrine

FS = FLTRI

AC = FLH

DM = FLTCU - Ultra

FT = FLHPEI

AD = FLH - Classic

DN = FLTCU - Ultra

FW = FLHR Shrine

AE = FLT

DP = FLHTC

KA = FLHX

AF = FLTC

DS = FLTCU - Ultra Shrine

KB = FLHX

AH = FLHP - Deluxe

DT = FLHTCU - Ultra Shrine

KE = FLHTK

AJ = FLH - Heritage

FA = FLHRS, FLHS

KG = FLTRU

AK = FLHS

FB = FLHRI, FLHR

KH = FLTRX

AL = FLH - Shrine

FC = FLHTCUI, FLHTCU

KX = SIDECAR TLE ULTRA

DA = FLT, FLHTP

FD = FLHR

MA = FLHTCUTG - Trike

DB = FLTC

FE = FLTCUI

MB = Trike

DC = FLHT

FF = FLHTCI, FLHTC

PF = FLSTDSE

DD = FLHT

FG = FLHTCUI

PG = FLHRSEI2

DE = FLHTC

FH = FLHPI

PR = FLHTCUSE7 - CVO

DF = FLHTP

FL = FLHTCUI, FLHTCU

PY = FLSTSE3 - CVO

DG = FLHTC Shrine

FM = FLHTPI

PZ = FLHXSE - CVO

DH = FLTC

FP = FLTR

MC = FLRT

FX/FL Dyna Glide Models:

BA = FXE

EK = FXRP - C.H.P.

GM = FXDI

BB = FXEF, FXSTDI

EL = FXLR

GN = FXDL

BC = FXS

EM = FXRS – CON

GP = FXDWG

BD = FXB

ES = FXR

GR = FXDXI

BE = FXWG

ET = FXR

GT = FXDC

BF = FXSB

EV = FXR

GV = FXDC

BG = FXDG

GA = FXDB-D Daytona

GX = TL

EA = FXR

GB = FXDB-S Sturgis

GY = FXDF

EB = FXRS

GC = FXDC

GZ = FLD

EC = FXRT

GD = FXDL

PB = FXDWG

ED = FXRP - Windshield

GE = FXDWG

PE = FXDWG3

EE = FXRDG

GG = FXDS-CON

PS = FXDSE

EF = FXRP - Fairing

GH = FXD

PX = FSDFSE

EG = FXRS-SP Sport Edition

GJ = FXDX

VA = FXDBP

EH = FXRD

GK = FXDP

EJ = FXRC

GL = FXDXT

FL/FX Softail Models:

BH = FXST

BX = FLSTF

JL = FXSTC

BJ = FLST, FLSTC

BY = FLSTC

JM = FLSTSB

BK = FXSTC

BZ = FXSTSI

JN = FLSTFB

BL = FXSTS

JA = FXSTB

JP = FXS

BM = FLSTF

JB = FXSTDI

JR = FLS

BN = FLSTN

JD = FLSTN

PF = FXSTDSE

BP = FXSTSB

JE = FLST

PH = FXSTDSE

BR = FLSTS

JF = FLSTI

PL = FLSTFSE

BS = FXSTD

JG = FLSTF

PN = FLSTFSE

BT = FXSTB

JH = FLSTC

PT = FXSTSSE

BV = FXST

JJ = FXCW

PY = FLSTSE

BW = FLSTC

JK = FXCWC

JT = FLSTFBS

XL Sportster Models:

CA = XLH

CN = XL883

CZ = XL1200N

CB = XLS

CM = XL883L

LA = XR1200

CC = XLX

CP = XL883C

LC = XL1200X

CD = XR-1000

CR = XL883L

LD = XR1200X

CE = XL 883H

CS = XL883R

LE = XL883N

CF = XL 883 Deluxe

CT = XL1200C

LF = XL1200V

CG = XL 1200C

CV = XL1200R

LH = XL1200CP

CH = XL 1200S

CW = XL1200L

LJ = XL1200CA

CJ = XL 883C

CX = XL1200L

LK = XL1200CB

CK = XL 883R

CY = XL50

V-ROD Models:

HA = VRSCA

HF = VRSCA

HP = VRSCF

HC = VRSCR

HH = VRSCDX

HD = VRSCD

HJ = VRSCX

Street Models:

NA = XG500

NB = XG750

Engine Displacement:

A = 1130 Revolution (100 CV)

R = 1340 Evolution Fuel Injected

B = 1450 Fuel Injected Counter Balanced

S = 500 Single (Armstrong Military)

C = 1550

V = Twin Cam 88 Carburetor, 130B

D = 1550 EFI

W = Twin Cam 88 Fuel Injected

E = 1690 EFI

Y = Twin Cam 88 Counter Balanced - Carb

F = 1690 Balanced-EFI

Z = 1130 Revolution

G = 1246 Revolution EFI

1 = 1450 EFI

H = 1246 (2001-2009), 1000 Ironhead XL

2 = 883 ESPFI

J = 1246

3 = 1200 ESPFI

K = 1340 Shovelhead

4 = 1584 ESPFI

L = 1340 Evolution

5 = 1584 ESPFI, Twin Cam 96B

M = 883 Evolution XL, Twin Cam 103

6 = 1200

N = 1100 Evolution XL

8 = 1800 ESPFI

P = 1200 Evolution XL

9 = 1800 ESPFI H 1250 ESPFI

A = 500cc Liquid Cooled Revolution X

B = 749cc Liquid Cooled Revolution X

Normal Introduction

1 = Domestic (Normal)

3 = California (Normal)

A = Canada (Normal)

C = International (Normal)

E = Japan (Normal)

G = Australia (Normal)

J = Brazil (Normal)

L = Asia Pacific (Normal)

N = India (Normal)

Mid-Year or Special Introduction

2, 4 = Domestic (Mid-Year)

5, 6 = California (Mid-Year)

B = Canada (Mid-Year)

D = International (Mid-Year)

F = Japan (Mid-Year)

H = Australia (Mid-Year)

K = Brazil (Mid-Year)

M = Asia Pacific (Mid-Year)

P = India (Mid-Year)

Check Number:

The check number is used to detect invalid VINs. The number that appears varies and is based on a mathematical formula that the U.S. Department of Transportation developed.

Model Year:

A = 2010

J = 1988, 2018

T = 1996

4 = 2004

B = 1981, 2011

K = 1989, 2019

V = 1997

5 = 2005

C = 1982, 2012

L = 1990

W = 1998

6 = 2006

D = 1983, 2013

M = 1991

X = 1999

7 = 2007

E = 1984, 2014

N = 1992

Y = 2000

8 = 2008

F = 1985, 2015

P = 1993

1 = 2001

9 = 2009

G = 1986, 2016

R = 1994

2 = 2002

H = 1987, 2017

S = 1995

3 = 2003


Manufacturing Plant:

Y, B = York, PA

T = Tomahawk, WI

J = Milwaukee, WI

K = Kansas City, KS

D = Manaus, Brazil

E = Buell East Troy

N = Haryana, India (Bawal District Rewari)