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Old 12-31-2012, 03:51 AM   #44
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Location: SE Mass
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Originally Posted by Tebpac View Post
How can I figure out when the bike was manufactured? Have a 2005 GS that I bought going on 2 years now. Had 36400 miles on it when purchased from the dealer and now has 41000. (Yeah I know, I don't get out enough!) Had the tranny seal replaced by dealer prior to purchase. Brakes are ok but I find the fast blinking brake light will come on now and then. I shut off the bike and apply the front brake handle off and on and then it's fine. Think its the brake handle that is sticking. I can't say the brakes are wizzy but they do make a high pitched noise when applied. Enjoying the bike emensely compared to the cruiser I had. Appreciate the JVB video! Here's hoping for some more trouble free years.....
The date is on the VIN tag on the left side of the frame, IIRC it is under the small side cover. Month and year in the box on the upper right.

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