Frame numbers -
Where are they? What do they look like?
All Husqvarna frame numbers are stamped into
For all model years 1963 thru 1999 they are stamped into the steering
for 1963-1970 they are stamped into the left
side steering head area and begin with year of manufacture . Example
would be 66217 or 671235 or65027. Engine and
frame number would match for 66 and 67 if the bike is original. MF, MG or MH (68, 69, or 70) frame
numbers will not match engine number or even be close.
For model years 71 thru 86 they are stamped
into the right side of steering head. they would be like MK01235 for 1973,or MM1235 for 1979 or MN1993 for 1980 or ML12778 for 1976 or ML23995 for 78 or CP08045 for 86 or XP 03456 for 85..... and so on .
refer to my model number page. look at my book page for owners manuals.
numbers did not match frame and are not same type numbering
In 1981 Husqvarna incorporated a letter into the frame number that
identified the "type" frame which helped identify the bike quicker. A
81 frame number would be like CN
1023 or XN 1024 or WN 1025. the "C"
meant close ratio mx type, "W" meant wide ratio Enduro type with
lights, and"X" meant cross country no light but with lightning coils
generally wide ratio engine in a mx chassis type (kind of).
find my frame number or it doesn't look correct
1. You just lack experience, be patient , look the steering head over
2. It has been removed (ground off) because of ownership
problems...duuuuhhhh this means stolen .
3. Frame replaced with new part and not restamped by dealer. (this 1
out 10,000, don't let somebody bullshit this one)
4. It is painted over.Or powder coated over
5. You don't know what the "steering head" area means. This is the
frame area where the forks pivot. just turn the forks to the limit
right or left and look at this area of the frame. Not the upper or
lower triple clamps.
6. Sometimes the owners manual, in some cases, explains this stamped
number as well
7. It has been ground off and restamped to make it more valuable. Be
aware of this! People love to make all kinds of claims about
motorcycles - first, last, Steve Mcqueen owned it, Hallman rode it,
factory works bike.
8. It has been ground off and restamped into the other side.
9. something i haven't thought of