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Old 11-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My girlfriend just purchased a Fatboy with a VIN 4E**********We have since been told that this bike was assembled with a Canadian frame? What the heck? Is this bike a Harley Davidson ? I tried to put some crash bars on it and they were 1/2 inch off at the top hole. The tail light lens are also different. I REALLY need some crash bars! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dave
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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NAH... I don't by it...

Post the first 11 of 17 numbers as found on the down-tube.

Last I new all of the Softails were built in York, PA.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My girlfriend just purchased a Fatboy with a VIN 4E**********We have since been told that this bike was assembled with a Canadian frame? What the heck? Is this bike a Harley Davidson ? I tried to put some crash bars on it and they were 1/2 inch off at the top hole. The tail light lens are also different. I REALLY need some crash bars! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dave
It wasn't built IN Canada. It was built to GO TO Canada. US models are different than Canadian or Euro models. Harleys are made in York Pa or Milwaukee plants.

The crash bar is likely the wrong year or a bar for extended controls. Double check the crash bar part number and the year of your bike.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It wasn't built IN Canada. It was built to GO TO Canada. US models are different than Canadian or Euro models. Harleys are made in York Pa or Milwaukee plants.
That's right. Even though it was built here in the good ol' US of A, it was destined for the Canadian market which means it had to comply with Canadian specifications. The bars you purchased were made to US specs. Remember, Canada uses the metric system .
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So where do you buy parts(bars) for this bike? LOL I have never heard of this situation? Thanks for your help...Dave
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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HD is so independent and calls all the shots. I wonder why they don't just produce everything the same and say take it or leave it.
More than likely, and because of demand, the Canadians and Europeans will take it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My girlfriend just purchased a Fatboy with a VIN 4E**********We have since been told that this bike was assembled with a Canadian frame? What the heck? Is this bike a Harley Davidson ? I tried to put some crash bars on it and they were 1/2 inch off at the top hole. The tail light lens are also different. I REALLY need some crash bars! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dave
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, I am guessing them number are imaginary

This series came off the HD VIN TAG on my Ultra...

1hd1fcw1xxyXXXXXX


Number: *******
Order Type: REGULAR ORDER
Model Year: 1999
Model Code: FLHTCUI
Model Description: ELECTRA GLIDE ULTRA CLASSIC (EFI)
Color: VIVID BLACK W/STRIPE (024)
Wheel: Laced (202)
Security Option: NO SECURITY SYSTEM (00300)
Reverse:
Cruise:
Handlebar:
Seat:
Controls:
Current Dealer: Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
Current Dealer Date: 05/25/1999
Shipped To Dealer: Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
Ship Date: 05/25/1999
Vehicle Assembly Date: 05/25/1999
3-Wheeled Vehicle Build Date:
Vehicle Status: SOLD
Destination: CAN
Odometer Type: KILOMETER
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Yes sir...Stamped into the neck. My insurance guy ran the number and it came back as a "custom factory assembly". Go figure. Any help ? Dave
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well my friend I think you have a non OEM frame. Custom Frame As Per NHTSA

Manufacturer Name: Paughco
WMI: 4EM/
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