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Thread: Need Help - Does Eng /Frame VIN have to match tranny to be legal on 74FX

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    I believe the anti theft numbers on the tranny, lower triple clamp, and frame started in '62.
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    Good News! All #'s match. Trooper was very nice about the whole thing.....just doing his job.
    Glad I didn't have to surrender half a bike. Said I could call him to check on a part before buying to be sure.
    All worked out for the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiepanhead View Post
    Good News! All #'s match. Trooper was very nice about the whole thing.....just doing his job.
    Glad I didn't have to surrender half a bike. Said I could call him to check on a part before buying to be sure.
    All worked out for the best
    You aren't saying that all the numbers are the same are you?
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    No, the discrete #'s on the other items tied back to the vin#. That is why I said the #'s matched.
    Alternately, the #'s on the other items could belong to another vin and either be stolen or not.
    This inspection will definitely alter my buying of parts that tie back to a vin#, with no way to know if they were once stolen of not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiepanhead View Post
    ...Alternately, the #'s on the other items could belong to another vin and either be stolen or not.
    This inspection will definitely alter my buying of parts that tie back to a vin#, with no way to know if they were once stolen of not.
    Folks,

    This is possibly why swapmeet vendors almost universally balk at writing a bill of sale, other than the obvious: We are over-taxed already!

    That should drop the offer significantly, even though the risk of coming up "hot" is pretty low.

    If the number has been removed, however, you know you are dealing with a felon, whether he knows it or not.

    ....Cotten
    PS: I still haven't found any evidence of a pre-'70 fork number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    PS: I still haven't found any evidence of a pre-'70 fork number.
    Tom,
    It is stamped on the fork stop on pre 1970 models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Tom,
    It is stamped on the fork stop on pre 1970 models.
    Still haven't found one, Chris!

    But that means little, when so many were made before '62, and so many swapped later.

    Still looking...

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    They don't stand out. Ya gotta get yer eyeball down there.
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    So now this brings me into the picture with a couple of questions. What if you decided to adapt or change your bike over to a sidecar bike by swapping out the triple trees and building a 3R transmission with a used case on a bike later than 1962? I did this and still have my original parts, but were going to use them for another build.
    Boy, I thought Ohio was bad, now I am afraid to take my bikes out of state.
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    what happen?

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