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Old 02-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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Ever had a cop verify VIN

Just curious if anyone has ever had a police officer verify their VIN during a traffic stop? They would obviously pull it from your insurance and verify against license plate number/registration. FYI, no I don't have a stolen frame or bike, but recently bought a bike that doesn't appear to have VIN stamped on frame, or is hidden by powder coat (1998 WR400). Just curios as I have only been pulled over a few times on bikes and have never had a cop check the neck of my bike.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #2
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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I have, but it was because my plate had either fallen offer, or was stolen. I was not aware of it, and had my insurance card on me. Cop gave me a ticket for the plate, and something else (can't recall), and made up a charge that I was riding without my helmet. Which is hilarious because not only did I have mine on, I still had my wife's (gf at the time) helmet clipped on the side. Smh got everything dismissed though.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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Would say he is doing his job. It is like a clerk asking to see your ID with a credit card. With theft and fraud such a small act can go a long way to preventing them.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:50 AM   #5
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Yup I have as well.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:54 AM   #6
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Yup they checked 4 out of the 5 times i was pulled over
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:55 AM   #7
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Ive heard of them doing it at big bike rallies
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:58 AM   #8
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ive had some of the younger cops who knew bikes or also rode check the vin but the older ones would go off my insurance card I guess.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:59 AM   #9
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Take a dremel to the powder to get down to the vin if you want.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:01 PM   #10
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Only had my VIN checked once in many years of riding. But it does happen evidently.
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Just curious if anyone has ever had a police officer verify their VIN during a traffic stop? They would obviously pull it from your insurance and verify against license plate number/registration. FYI, no I don't have a stolen frame or bike, but recently bought a bike that doesn't appear to have VIN stamped on frame, or is hidden by powder coat (1998 WR400). Just curios as I have only been pulled over a few times on bikes and have never had a cop check the neck of my bike.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:19 PM   #12
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They check mine ever time cause my bike has been stolen before
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:21 PM   #13
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First time I was ever stopped the cop ran my VIN, said it was because he was unsure if the make that came up when he ran my plate actually matched the bike and wanted to make sure everything actually matched up.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:39 PM   #14
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Ive had it done twice. Once I was trailering a track bike with no plate. The other was just a traffic stop.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #15
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Yep have seen them take a knife to powdercoating on an expensive chopper.

If there is no visible vin they can seize the bike right there on the spot & will destroy it unless a vin can be found
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:42 PM   #16
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:13 PM   #17
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It would be nice if they ran every bikes VIN when they pull them over. So many stolen bikes out there.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #18
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I have had them check vin numbers on dirt bikes I had in the bed of my truck a few times. seems like a good thing IMO.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:58 PM   #20
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Yep everytime I decided to stop they ran my vin. It could be that I'm black. Idk just a thought
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