W would be a 51', a 61' or 71', just see if the rest of the bike has matches that decade.
Bicycle and Wildcat like this. That numbering system in the Cabe post is off the pre '65 numbers anyway.
ABC Services recently reprinted a western auto parts catalog from , with invaluable frame dating info. They're numbered slightly differently than bikes made for Western Auto.
Later in the mid-late 50s, they started stamping the Sears catalog on the bb, so you can often match that up to a specific year catalog page. Rustinkerer , Feb 5, Wildcat likes this. Reading this topic, means that my bike,which i've got yesterday as a late birthday gift.
Could be a Murray built bike from ' Lowjack'r , Jul 31, I have a good one for you. Rod brake JC Higgins made by Phillips.
That wrights olympic saddle helps but he does not know where to find the frame number. That bike may have a date stamp on the rear hub shell if it is a Sturmey Archer. Month and year in 2 digit code, ex: 11 56 would be Nov Wildcat , Oct 24, Joined: Feb 26, Messages: The stamp on a Higgins I just grabbed is M.
V Mod But what about age? Any info would be great. Justin Brunelle , Mar 5, Wildcat , Mar 5, Nice bike!
This is a check digit that ensures that no two machines built in the last 30 years will have identical VIN numbers. Locate the 10th character. This letter or digit represents the year the motorcycle was manufactured.
I know for certain the meaning of the sequence of the numbers and letters in the stamped serial number but I EG: Bike frame stamped D. Starting from the s the motorcycles for the U.S. market received unique characters VIN codes. Letters and numbers were used. The code is used to.
A "6" would represent , while a "Y" would represent the year The letter code descends from "Y" to "A" Locate the 11th character. This letter or digit represents the specific plant where the motorcycle was manufactured. In this case, "M" refers to the Hamamatsu plant in Japan. Locate the 12th through 17th digits.
These are the motorcycle's individual serial numbers. This article was written by the It Still Runs team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.
To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Runs, contact us. Step 2 Locate the first character. Step 3 Locate the second character, "H. Step 4 Locate the third character. Step 5 Locate the fourth through the eighth characters. Step 6 Locate the ninth character.