i'm trying to identify my bike

Identification information of frames and transmissions
Post Reply
frankovy
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:19 pm

i'm trying to identify my bike

#1

Post by frankovy »

i purchased a 62 pan over the internet. the cases where changed and thrown out. is there any other numbers or ways to identify ie; year
model .
please assist



panhead
Site Admin
Posts: 2799
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:17 pm
Bikes: 1954 FL
Location: Holland
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 169 times

#2

Post by panhead »

What makes you say it is a '62?

frankovy
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:19 pm

identification needed

#3

Post by frankovy »

that what the dealership put on ownership

panhead
Site Admin
Posts: 2799
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:17 pm
Bikes: 1954 FL
Location: Holland
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 169 times

#4

Post by panhead »

All 1958 - 1964 frames carry production dates on the top motor mount (according to Bruce Palmer).

fourthgear
Posts: 1392
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:12 pm
Location: north florida
Been thanked: 4 times

#5

Post by fourthgear »

frankovy
The frames have production numbers ( if its org. ) at the back where the swing arm attaches and the swing arms have them where the axle attaches. As far as the motor you said they switched cases , if it doesn't have numbers on the boss its a repop case ( STD , S&S ect. ). The # s on the frame are like 78443-62 the last # usally means the year it was produced. You say the Title says 62 , does it have numbers on the left motor case number boss ?

Cotten
Posts: 6913
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 281 times

#6

Post by Cotten »

The dates on the top motormount are easy to find, but I have never seen production numbers on Duo swingarms nor mounts. Got any pics, FourthGear?

The only late Duo/early Electra production numbers on frames that I, or my State authorities, are aware of are on the left side of the headstock, ~1/8" stamps, usually a letter followed by four digits.
The trannycase (with similar stamps), and motor bellys of course, are the only other Pan production numbers that I can think of off hand.

(Technically, '65's have #'d starter motors.)

Frankovy!
Since the machine is "personalized" anyway, I suggest finding an experienced framemeister to put the hardware you already have to your likeing. If you are in the Midwest, post me direct for my preferred provider.

frankovy
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:19 pm

identify pan?

#7

Post by frankovy »

i found these numbers under the tool box which was attached to the up right frame member 47653-53. i'll send pics tomorrow its dark in
toronto on.canada. i noticed that my other posts did not appear i hope this one does.
thanks
frank

Cotten
Posts: 6913
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 281 times

#8

Post by Cotten »

Many of the frame forgings (the parts where tubing intersects) have HD part numbers with -suffixes of the year they were blueprinted.

These are not production nor VIN numbers.

frankovy
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:19 pm

help identify my bike

#9

Post by frankovy »

do these numbers tell me anything at all

Cotten
Posts: 6913
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 281 times

#10

Post by Cotten »

It suggests, apparently, that section of the frame, at least, is '53 to '57.

Please look upon the top motormount for a date code. The mount is two sheets formed around the spine of the frame to extend from the gastank/seat-tee brackets down to the big tab between the cylinderheads. There will be a large letter to denote the month, and a digit to denote the year. Tell us what you find!

frankovy
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:19 pm

help identify my bike

#11

Post by frankovy »

im going to bed now. ill send something in about 20 hrs.
i really appreciate my neighbors to the south helping me.
thanks frank

fourthgear
Posts: 1392
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:12 pm
Location: north florida
Been thanked: 4 times

#12

Post by fourthgear »

cotton
Your right about the castings , I will look at my frame a little closer when I get home tonight and send some photos to ya . both my frame and swing arm have the ( I guess ) casting numbers . It does narrow it down.


mike

fourthgear
Posts: 1392
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:12 pm
Location: north florida
Been thanked: 4 times

#13

Post by fourthgear »

I have 8L on my motor mount and my rear frame has 41651-58, my swing arm has 47606-58 , acording to the other sight it a 1958 made in Dec. Right?

Cotten
Posts: 6913
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 281 times

#14

Post by Cotten »

I had to take one shoe off to count it out, but yes.

52EL

#15

Post by 52EL »

those are oem part numbers not vin numbers

Post Reply

Return to “Frame / Transmission”