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Can anyone shed some light on this plate/or am I good?

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Post by 58flh » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:06 pm

Supposedly these plates were put on bikes that were returned to the factory for engine & Tranny overhauls,paint,bodywork,or anything major-frame straightening etc. Im pretty sure they came pop-riveted under the seat or coilcover? not-sure maybe inside toolbox or sidehack? Can anybody clear this up for me---us? Thank-You---58flh :?: This one was from Penn. (special plate) hard to see but the ol paper & pencil trick revieled much! Also says RECON on it, which is why we thought it was a factory reconditioned bike.

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Re: Can anyone shed some light on this plate/or am I good?

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:41 pm

That is a state issued plate. It has nothing to do with H-D. Note where it is marked recon. That is for a "reconstructed" title. Every state had their own versions.
The factory frame straightening marking is a number stamped into the frame, no attached plate. The factory did not offer engine/tranny rebuilding or paint work. Those were dealer provided services.
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Re: Can anyone shed some light on this plate/or am I good?

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Post by 58flh » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks Robbie-----58flh :)

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