Harley Davidson® VIN Identification Guide
This list is unofficial and is not gospel, only what I have been able to cross in various manuals, web sites and dealerships. If you have more updated info on this data, please let me know.
1903-1909 | 1910-1919 | 1920-1929 | 1930-1936 | 1937-1961 | 1962-1969 | 1970-1980 | 1981-2000 | 2001-2009 | 2010-Present
1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
- Engine number is the VIN and is located on the left case.
NO frame number. (Generally speaking, I have gotten word that some during 1965-69 did have frame numbers, as well as a different number sequence stamped on the fork crown and transmission case.
Shovelhead engines were introduced. Basically the new engine was the Panhead bottom end with a Shovelhead top end with a new aluminum oil pump.
- First two numbers are the year.
Letters (up to four) are the model.
Last numbers (four or five) are the production
(Note: If production number has four digits, the first number will be even if the year is even, odd if the year is odd. If production number has five digits, the first two numbers will be even if the year is even, odd if the year is odd.)