From:Mutt Electronic:pigstye13 -A- aol.com
Subject:RE: RE: Top of tank decal for Model 165 Date:Tue Apr 12 17:34:12 2011
Response to:15658
Jerry, the tank top decals came out on the 1959 Models. The reproduction decals don't have the registered trademark on them.

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Okay, I'll answer my own question. I remembered that the January 1953 Cycle road test of the 165 is in the How To Restore section. I checked, and there's no tank-top decal on the 1953 165. My guess is that the tank-top decal probably first appeared on the 1955 165 to differentiate it from the new bare-bones Hummer 125.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Harley-Top-Gas-Tank-Decal-1953-1959-Model-165-/170077783102?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27996d043e

e-bay vendor Red Raven offers a top-of-gas-tank decal reading "165" and listed as correct for 1953-1959 Model 165. Is this correct for all the years cited?