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Old 06-12-2009, 04:54 PM
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Hi guys, I could use some help on this and didn't know where to turn.

I have a 1973 Aermacchi Harley Davidson. Made in Italy, it's one of the few Harleys not made in America. My cousin bought it used at a goodwill when he was 13. He never had a title, and now he has passed away, and I have the bike. I'd like to get a title via broadway title or someone like that, but first I need help identifying the MODEL so that I can make sure I have the correct info on my new title.

I THINK it's a TX 125 or an SX 125.

Some people say the TX is 1973 and the SX is 1974 & up. Others say the TX is European and the SX is North American.

I'd really like to get this right. Does anyone know who I can talk too?? Names, phone numbers?

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Look at the VIN it will tell you what model, The first two characters are the model, the last two are the year. Examples 7A12345H3 SX 125;3F12345H3 would be a SXT 125;6F12345H3 would be a SS125 these would all be 1973 VINS if it ended in H4 it would be 1974.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:51 AM
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Thanks, The VIN starts with 7A and ends with H3. The info I can find says that the 7A prefix was used 1968-1972 for the Rapido bikes.

Some sources say 7A was an SX 125 in 1973, while others say that the SX 125 didn't start until 1974.

I can't find any info on the VIN prefix for a TX 125. Does anyone know what it is? Did the TX 125 also use the 7A VIN prefix?

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Old 06-15-2009, 05:31 PM
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Alright, Thanks guys! I've talked with a few people and have it figured out now.

TX 125 bikes WERE available in North America.

A VIN starting with 7A is a Rapido (125) from 1968-1972, a TX 125 in 1973, and an SX 125 from 1974-1975.

I have a 1973 TX 125.

The confusion comes from factory literature. The Italian literature refers to bikes by their production year (year the bike was assembled). The American literature refers to bikes by their model year.


The SS 125 was from 1975-1977 and starts with 6F.
The SXT 125 was from 1975-1977 and starts with 3F.

Hopefully this info will help others also.

Thanks for all the help!
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Harley used this style of VIN starting in 1970 prior to that is was year, model, number example 68FL12345 61XL1234. According to one of my references the TX was only available in 1973. I would imagine they would have used a different prefix if it was a different model but it is not on this list. here is a list of prefixs that were used from 70 to 80.

1A = FL-12000
1D = LE Sidecar
4F = SS-175
7H = FLH-1200 POLICE
2A = FLH-1200
2D = X-90
6F = SS-125
8H = FLH-1200 SHRINE
3A = XLH-1000
3D = Z-90
7F = XLCR-1000
9H = FLH-80 POLICE
1K = FLH-80 SHRINE
4A = XLCH-1000
5D = SX-175
2G = XLT-1000
5A = GE-750
6D = SX-250
3G = FLH-80
6A = SS-350 Sprint
7D = MX-250
5G = FLT-80
7A = SX-125
9D = FXE-1200
6G = FXE-80
8A = M65-S
4E = XLS-1000
7G = FXS-80
7B = ERS
5E = FXEF-1200
9G = FXWG-80
8B = MSR-100
6E = FXEF-80
1H = FXB-80
2C = FX-1200
7E = FLHS-1200
2H = CLE Sidecar
3C = SX-35 SPRINT
9E = SS-250
3H = FLH-80 CLASSIC
5C = MC-65
2F = FXS-1200
5H = FLHS-80
6C = SRE-100
3F = SXT-125
6H = FL-80
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hi have a harley davidson that i have been wanting to sell but i really dont know what it is worth and always thought it was a 73 sx 125 the serial # is *7a16838h3* but now i think it is the same bike as yours due to it is exactly the same . does anyone know what they are worth it needs to be rebuilt but it is all there
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