Oil Tank Identification

Oil Tank Part Number

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Oil Tank Identification


Post by PanheadJohn » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 pm

Hey Everybody. I have a '65 Panhead with a Shovelhead oil tank. Was the part number (62504-65a) for the correct oil tank ever stamped / visible on a OEM oil tank?

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Re: Oil Tank Identification


Post by RUBONE » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:51 pm

No, part numbers are not stamped on oil tanks. And a '65 shouldn't have an A suffix on the number.

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Re: Oil Tank Identification


Post by Doc37W » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:54 am

Also,The tank shouldn't have a side dipstick. It was internal with the large filter cap. Doc

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Re: Oil Tank Identification


Post by Speeding Big Twin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:57 am

John, did you get part number 62504-65A from a Harley catalog that includes 1970 and/or later models?

Usual part number for 65 (and I think 66–69 as well) is 62504-65. But as of 70 models the tank incorporated a dipstick on the left side and the number changed to 62504-65A. Some catalogs list 62504-65A as being ‘used on’ bikes for 65 to * but they are misleading because 62504-65A wasn’t originally made for 65 (or for 66–69). What the later catalogs mean is that 62504-65A ‘could’ be used for bikes 65 to *.

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