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How do i know if bike is 88 or 96? 2005 FUEL INJECTED BIG TWIN

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If the seventh digit of your VIN is a "W", it's an 88 cu in fuel injected according to what I can find out. But, since Harley has started coming out with so many optional engines, it's best to get several opinions. Best way to tell is go to your dealer or try this.

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Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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  • j l Oct 06, 2010

    since mine is a B---it may or may not mean 88b...good golly miss molly.. THANKS

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    wd4ity Oct 06, 2010

    You're right. Your engine is the "b" model that comes in the Softail series only. The 96" engine didn't officially come out until 2006 but that doesn't necessarily mean yours is an 88" engine. Harley is and always has be notorious for mixing things up like that. If they ran out of 88" engines, yours could very well have the 96" in it. Odds are against this but it is possible.

    I work on older model bikes for a museum near me. I've been working on Harleys as a hobby since 1966 and I've seen a lot of what I'm talking about here. I once was working on a 75 Anniversary model 1978 FLH ElectraGlide. I was wondering why it had one of those "hamcan" breather assemblies on the carb. I absolutely hate those air cleaners. Anyway, I didn't pay much attention at the time. Later, was doing something else to it when I noticed it had "80" cu. in. fender tips on it. Now, THAT got my attention and I checked the engine serial number. It wa indeed an 80 inch engine. The thing about it, is the 80 inch engine was "Optional" in 1978 only being offered as standard fare in 1980. The owner wrote the factory to verification of the combination. It was one of only eight 75th Anniv. models to leave the factory with the optional 80" engine. 1 of 8. Amazing.

    So, to be perfectly sure, take a ride to your local dealer and get one of the sales reps. to check the number for you. Write it down, the frame number, and take it in to him so he doesn't have to walk and they're usually more cooperative.

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