How can I tell what size my motorcycle engine is?

How can I tell what size my motorcycle engine is?

Unlike a VIN that is placed in several locations around a bike, an engine number will be stamped or engraved in one spot on the engine block. Some make and models will vary, but generally, a motorcycle engine number can be found on or directly above the crankcase, and is made up of around nine characters.

How do you read a Harley-Davidson engine serial number?

The engine numbers where 10 digit numerical IDs. The VIN numbers of this era where 9 digit codes where the first two digits corresponded to the model code (see list below), the next 5 digits were the production numbers (always starting above 10,000) and the last 2 digits were the year code (see list below).

What are the engine codes for S&S Motors?

All S&S motors have seven- or eight-character engine codes that begin and end with an asterisk. A typical S&S engine code begins, after the asterisk, with a single letter followed by five digits.

How do you identify a 1969 SS 396?

As the Z25 SS-396 was the only SS package in 1969, things to look for include: black, white or red stripe decals on the upper sides of the body, SS/396 emblems, 14-inch SS hubcaps with SS center-caps and a twin-bulged hood. Identify the engine ID number located on the front of the engine block above the timing chain cover.

How can I tell if my engine is an S&S?

Look at the cylinder heads. S&S engines come with cylinder heads stamped “S&S ” on the right side of the engine. “S&S” is also stamped on the right side of the transmission cover.

Where is the engine ID number stamped on a car?

ENGINE CODE STAMPING NUMBER All engines are stamped with an engine ID code, consisting of assembly plant code, production date and suffix code. V8 codes are stamped on a pad just forward of the right side (passenger) cylinder head. The engine date must precede the car build date, otherwise something is amiss.