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Did /Do Harley supply Rigid frames

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by NeilP, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. NeilP

    NeilP Active Member

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    Just popped in to a local fabricator/car restoration place
    The guy had a Harley on the ramp for a full rebuild.
    This was some fancy chop with ‘weird ‘ engine
    It was a modern Harley motor, with a Morris Magneto system, a kickstart, some unknown gearbox and clutch system.
    VIN plate had Harley Dsvidson on it, it looked different though
    It had
    Type: ?? USA RIGID
    Date MFD: 1990
    putting the VIN in to Harley SIP site shows the bike as a 1984 Softail
    Yet original looking HD VIN says different.
    Do or did Harley supply rigid frames as replacements with same VIN as original frame ?
    I know they can supply a new original frame via the dealer with same VIN if headstock and VIN stamp is cut out and proved original frame is scrapped, but did they supply modified frames too?
    there is not a problem, all registration documents with the local authorities are correct, this is just for my interest
    1HD1BHL22EYxxxxxx
    Engine number started
    FBW1xxxxxx
    I’ve xxxx’d the serial parts of the numbers for anonomity/ security..,-always told it is best to do that..
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    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    I think if the do it would come from an aftermarket seller like jammer jp cycles and others.
  3. NeilP

    NeilP Active Member

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    Would a company like that be allowed to make a VIN plate like this, looks so like Harleys own VIN number plate.

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    But that does not explain the (what looks like) Harley Davidson VIN plate with the words USA Rigid" and 1990 on the plate.

    Or a totally fake VIN plate?
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    HotRoadKing...your post I just quoted..cant see it now..
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I deleted it because after reading vin I wasn’t sure. Checked with phil he said no factory frames were rigid. All I find on google is aftermarket. Could be a fake label.
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    Just looked too
    Surprised at how many fake labels there are!
    Thought stuff like that would be difficult to find
    yep, that’s it then.
    all inspected and above board now here. So all good and mystery solved.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    people can come up with interesting uses for technology in order
    to con someone out of a dollar....

    Did you get your supply package from the US?
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    The plate looked very good
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah heck you can make dollar bills with some of the advanced printers out there

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