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Old 02-03-2013, 10:36 AM
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Does the 3198 on my vin number stand for the date my bike was built?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:15 AM
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I have a Shovelhead frame and sometimes the ending numbers indicate design year. Like your frame was cast in 2008 but your frame casting was first laid down in a 1998 jig. Tough to decipher for sure...
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:31 AM
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I would think the 319 would mean March 19th, I know the 8 means 2008.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:12 PM
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check your owners manual, there should be a VIN breakdown
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:11 PM
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I have a Shovelhead frame and sometimes the ending numbers indicate design year. Like your frame was cast in 2008 but your frame casting was first laid down in a 1998 jig. Tough to decipher for sure...

You can call HD customer service and they can give you the info on your bike.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:50 PM
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check your owners manual, there should be a VIN breakdown
I know mine does. I remember seeing it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:28 PM
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Okay, you guys were right, it's in my owners manual. The 3 stands for engine type, which is Evolution 1200 cc air cooled, fuel injected. The 1 stands for Introduction Date, which is regular. And the 9 stands for V.I.N check digit, can be 0-9 or X.
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