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AKL1 2nd April 2020 18:12

Help me identify this bike
 
I've just bought the bike.

The engine says 66H2824.

Is it a XLH?

https://ibb.co/TLDvMk2

https://ibb.co/TLDvMk2

needspeed 2nd April 2020 19:00

No, it's not an XLH.

Assuming it's the original cam cover.
That multi ribbed cover was used in 1968, '69 and '70.
It's not a 1970 because the vin would be between the front cylinder tappets.
A '68 and '69 XLH came with electric start. The cover is not an electric start cover.
The bike has a xlch oil tank.

Looks like you've got an XLCH with battery added, magneto removed and converted to battery-points ignition.
A left side picture would have made this ID easy.

The VIN is not in the right format for a '60s sportster.

AKL1 2nd April 2020 19:07

https://ibb.co/80r1sVk

GA_Ironhead 2nd April 2020 19:26

Post a closeup of the 'VIN' pad.

What are the case belly numbers?

brucstoudt 2nd April 2020 21:51

XLCH tin primary cover.looks like a nice one.

Moon Wolf 2nd April 2020 22:46

I see parts from a lot of different years. It's hard to determine what year the motor might be, but it appears to be a pre 70 XLCH or possible a pre 67 XLH. Are you sure you've copied the engine number correctly? The number you've given us is not a Harley number. For instance, a correct number would include the complete model designation: 66XLH 2224 or 66XLCH 2224

sleighcrane 2nd April 2020 22:52

Could it be the elusive swap meet special?

AKL1 3rd April 2020 06:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moon Wolf (Post 5815247)
I see parts from a lot of different years. It's hard to determine what year the motor might be, but it appears to be a pre 70 XLCH or possible a pre 67 XLH. Are you sure you've copied the engine number correctly? The number you've given us is not a Harley number. For instance, a correct number would include the complete model designation: 66XLH 2224 or 66XLCH 2224

I´m absolutely sure. The engine no. says 66H2824

Parker 1000 3rd April 2020 14:05

I wish my garage was as neat as yours!

rejeanprimeau 3rd April 2020 14:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleighcrane (Post 5815252)
Could it be the elusive swap meet special?

Made with some tears from the owner who saw it disappear.


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