1981 Sportster

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Example: For a 1981 XLH 1000: 1HD1CAH16BY112016 appears on steering head. Abbreviated VIN appears on engine crankcase - CAHB 112016


Motorcycle Origin

Manufacturer/ Make

Motorcycle Displacement Type

Model Designation

Engine Size

Introduction Date / Special Models

VIN Check Digit

Model Year

Assembly Plant

Serial Number
Made in USA Harley Davidson 1 = 901 cc & up CA = XLH 1000
CB = XLS 1000
CC = XLX 1000
CD = XR 1000
H = 1000 CC ENGINE 1 = Regular
2 = Mid Year Intro Date
Can be
0 - 9 or X
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
Y = YORK, PA
1 HD 1 CA H 1 6 B Y 112016


Specifications

  • 5 sided solenoid on the starter (Nippon), 1)
  • No kicker, 2)
  • Low mounted rear master cylinder, 3)
  • Left side shift, 4)
  • Gear rotor oil pump, 5)
  • One-way, Foo Foo valve built into the cam cover, standard wet clutch and (no transfer valve?)6)

Models

XLH 1000

What is the Current KBB Value? 7)

1981 XLH 1000 Mods include tank decal, sissy bar, and highway pegs.8)

XLS 1000 Roadster

What is the Current KBB Value? 9)


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