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Gmc310
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

is there a way to read the vin number on a lightning low to verify that is is indeed a low model? I'm looking into one and the owner isnt sure, thanks in advance.
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Gmc310
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

did a search on here and found some good answers, Thanks guys
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Froggy
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 03:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes. The VINs on all domestic XBs start with 4MZ, the two right after that is the model code, WX is the code for Lightning Low or SCG.

Some other model codes are SX for regular Lightning, AX for Firebolt, KX for CityX, JX for Lightning Long, DX regular Ulysses, FX Ulysses XT, and DB for Uly Police.

Also, you can visually tell what suspension it has, as suspension swaps are easy and not uncommon. The rear shock is yellow on the low bikes, and blue on regular height. For the forks, there is a sticker near the bottom of the fork which faces the tire so it not always easy to see, but it has the part number. If it ends with "AE" it is a low fork.





(This is a normal height fork, ends with "A8")
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 12:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thats fantastic Info! thanks for posting Froggy I'll put it in my Buell notes; )


Even though the OP only gave you 8 minutes to reply...? That kind of impatience, they must be from facebook, lol

(Message edited by shoggin on June 07, 2019)
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Gmc310
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 08:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes. Great info. Not sure yet if Ill pull the trigger and buy the Low with hopes of changing out the short bits, but great to know one way or the other. Thank you.
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Gmc310
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 09:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

No Impatience at at all Shoggin, just thought Id use the search function and see what I could find. And No, not from Facebook, registered here since 2004.
Thanks again guys

(Message edited by gmc310 on June 07, 2019)
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Froggy
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I saw that Gmc already had his answer but I figured I'd provide input just in case someone came to this thread in the future

Also, Twin Motorcycles has a really nice and detailed VIN decoder

https://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/artikelen.asp?cid=1 8&aid=191
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Gmc310
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks again Froggy
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Gmc310: I'm just being a smartypants. No offense intended: )

All the XB manuals have the Vin's decoded as well, you can get a free one at Buellmods.com or Buelltooth.com but Froggys fork info is better
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