Paging (Harley?) motorcycle riders and mechanics

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  1. zuma

    zuma Supporting Member

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    My neighbor is trying to unload this motor that her boyfriend left behind. Any idea what it may belong to? My buddy said it's a V twin of some sort. What do y'all think?

    She sent me these pictures via cell phone but I can surely get a closer look in person if I know what to look for. Any info would be much appreciated.

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  2. Jim Campbell

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    i gave up on harley when they went evo,but that looks like an evo ....sportsters had the trans and engine as a unit but the secondary was on the right.... i think some of the new softail types maybe
  3. zuma

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    Thanks Jim, so you think it IS a Harley? She thought it was as well. I know cars but not bikes!
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    I think it's missing some parts though. :D

    The oil puddles on the ground around it are definitely HD markings.

    -Mike
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  6. Fielding

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    Can we get a pic from the right side based on your top pic?
  7. hdracer

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    Looks to be a FL but I need to see a good photo of the right side

    On second look it is a FL motor and transmission. It would go in a Street Glide, Road King, Classic or Ultra Glide. The Road Glide motors were silver thows years.
  8. Jim Campbell

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    sure looks hd to me....the shape of the case, valves springs ,pushrods etc,.....unless it's some kind of clone.....there's a lot more after market stuff these days but the good news is that it all is expensive....just make sure it's not hot....
  9. Fielding

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    That's what I was thinking, but I wanted to see the right side to be sure.
  10. hdracer

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    The valve springs, throttle body and 5 speed tranny give it away.
  11. Jim Campbell

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    newest one i had was an 80 fxef....oldest a 55 pan......gawd i miss that ....maybe i could tolerate a newer one now......i sure don't miss that hyper extended knee.....
  12. skychief

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    Ditto... Buell makes XL motors but this ones definitely an FL. Most likely legit because I don't know of any after-market FL clones.

    There *should* be a serial # stamp on the left side of the motor between the cans which would indicate the year and displacement.
  13. Fielding

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    I have an '04 TC88 in a Fatboy. I knew it didn't look exactly like mine, but was close enough to have me wondering.
  14. DeathFromBelow

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    Listen to this guy, I'm pretty sure he knows what he's sayin'. :cool:
  15. zuma

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    Awesome guys! I'll look for that serial just for fun but I think we have the info she needs.
  16. hdracer

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    It can not be a 07. Has to be a 05 or 06.
    Just remembered they went to the 6 speed in 07 and that's a 5.

    If yo look on the cylinder head by the exhaust side on the top by the head bolt there should be a cast in circle with two numbers in it. should be 05 or 06. that is the casting # and will tell you the year easier than trying to decipher the vin #
  17. BayStateBass

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    Twin Cam 88. 99.99% sure.

    hdracer is correct. Looks to be out of an FLH.

    Hey HD, was it in 07 they went to six? I thought it was later. Although you would know better than I.
  18. zuma

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    Okay, just visited with my neighbor. For the record, she states that her ex bought this motor from a cop and it's not hot, though she has no paperwork. That being said, tell me if I should not be posting these numbers online. I don't see the harm but I don't have the mind of a criminal either.

    What would be your advice on how she can sell this in a legal fashion since she has no paperwork? Anyone dare to muster a value?

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  19. Jim Campbell

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    after a certain period abandoned it's hers,and bikes are registered by frame numbers these days....i'd bet each state varies so i'd call and ask..value,too many variables,but i'd scan auto/bike trader mags....
  20. BayStateBass

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    Okay, looks to be a 2006.

    I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think it's any different than selling any other automotive/motorcycle/ATV part. For the most part, motorcycles are only recorded and tracked by vehicle VIN#. You see car engines for sale everywhere. This is really no different. Should be able to be sold with no legal ramifications.

    Now....value....hmmm. Very subjective.

    The TC88 is a pretty common motor. Showed up in all Harley's Big Twins for quite a few years. It's not really worth a whole lot, honestly. And some years had valve guide problems, IIRC the 05's. With most of the new-ish bikes running 96's and a lot of 103's it's not overly desirable, at least not in my mind, anyway. For the right price it's a great donor for a big bore kit.

    Here is a link to Ebay so you can see what complete motors are selling for. The one you posted about needs a lot of stuff put back on.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trk...tor&_nkw=twin cam 88 motor&_sacat=0&_from=R40
  21. zuma

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    Thanks! I searched eBay for a motor and trans combo. I saw one in pretty clean shape for a BIN of $2000. I am going to completely guess my neighbor may get $1250 for hers.

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