Find the year of the bike?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by thwart, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. thwart

    thwart Member

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    I'm a new rider and bought a bike from a friend. He said it was a 2004, but pics I'm seeing suggest a 2007 (based on the fuel tank).

    What's the trick to finding out.
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    If the bike hasn't been repainted, the decals on the frame down tubes will have the date the bike was made. You may have to use a mirror.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Maybe the peanut tank was removed for a bigger one............
     
  5. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    An '07 is the 1st year for FI.
    Carb or FI????
    Easily determined.
     
  6. Take the seat off and have a look. Is there a black plastic tray in the rear fender holding an electronic device known as an ECM? The ECM is about 4"x5" in size. If you don't have one of those then it can't be an '07 cuz they're fuel injected.

    -Beer