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  • SnakeMan Posts: 70
    Stock Poster SnakeMan
    22 Dec 2019 03:56 PM
    I have just purchased a 1984 wideglide .But i am not sure whether the engine number is a Harley number.(engine number and vin number do not match) so i am unsure whether the engine is a genuine Harley motor. Not all that concerned about it as i picked the bike up cheap and it runs well.HD Forums Australia - 1663547C-675C-4DBF-9E94-52E6EA8C05E6.jpeg

  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    22 Dec 2019 06:08 PM
    Hi Snakeman.
    I too recently took possession of a1984 wide glide. Mine is a shovel though.
    The numbers stamped on the frame and the number stamped on the engine are not the same on mine either and I am sure the engine and frame have been together since leaving the factory.
  • SnakeMan Posts: 70
    Stock Poster SnakeMan
    23 Dec 2019 06:24 AM
    After more investagations i am starting to think this is a buell engine. 
  • tussuck Posts: 2595
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend tussuck
    23 Dec 2019 07:48 AM
    The EB in front of the number was a dead giveaway!
  • John.R Posts: 570
    Performance Poster John.R
    23 Dec 2019 09:55 AM
    From memory Evo engines had an abbreviated VIN as their Engine numbers. 

    My guess is that motor came from a 1990 FXRS, 1340 CC.

    Buell used Sporty motors, not  big twins. 
  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    23 Dec 2019 07:00 PM
    Eric BueLL
    Well with a number starting with EBLL one could be forgiven for thinking it may be a Buell.
  • steelo Posts: 3238
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    23 Dec 2019 08:08 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 23 Dec 2019 07:00 PM
    Eric BueLL
    Well with a number starting with EBLL one could be forgiven for thinking it may be a Buell.
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  • tussuck Posts: 2595
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend tussuck
    24 Dec 2019 03:05 PM
    Quoting John.R on 23 Dec 2019 09:55 AM
    From memory Evo engines had an abbreviated VIN as their Engine numbers. 

    My guess is that motor came from a 1990 FXRS, 1340 CC.

    Buell used Sporty motors, not  big twins. 
    Yep, Thats what I worked out as well.
  • Uncle Chougs Posts: 20
    South Sydney
    Stock Poster Uncle Chougs
    03 Jan 2020 07:46 PM
    Hi all...here's my little input on your research SnakeMan,I believe you have got one of the the first FXRS 80cubes evo engine(the first 2 letters..EB stands for" FXRS" model),although it's 1984 in papers it might have been factory built in late 1984 for the 1985 season.1984 was the last year for the Shovelhead engine and were no more produced as a powerplant by HD afterwards.I'm not 100% sure but the "LL" following might indicate the "L" for 80 cubes" and the other "L"for Asia pacific import....then the production number. 
    the stamping numbers seems to be genuine as well... 
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