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Old 10-05-2008, 04:12 PM   #21
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the popos can run the serial number on the motor and tell if it came out of a stolen bike. trust me this is nothing new to em, its just like a car motor
I tried running casting a number on an engine block before. I checked with our auto theft divison and we couldn't find anything with a casting number. Granted this was with a japanese ss bike, so other manufacturers may do things differently. I've heard that HD casts vins on engine blocks, but I can't confirm this. Can any HD fans here confirm this?

Secondly on most of our bikes the vins are going to be on that sticker on the frame and stamped into the neck of the frame. If someone were to try to run a cast number on the motor they would have to have most of the body work off the bike just to find it anyhow. If you have a naked bike or cruiser then things may be a bit different.

When you make a police report stating that your bike is stolen you are going to give them a license plate number and possibly a vin, not an engine casting number.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:32 PM   #22
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:11 AM   #23
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they check the vin off the bike and motor just bought a motor and the vins dont match for my 929
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #24
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before i say anything was this guy pulled over off 45 goin towards galveston on feeder road...i ask cause i dont want to get info mixed up if it was a different situation
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:58 PM   #25
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I had a r6 that ran from us the other night. the bike had clear registration but the motor came back to a bike that was stolen back in 2003. Auto theft division made the scene and determined that the bike was in fact stolen, the guy had altered the vin#'s by re-stamping...real professional job...but the one vin# he did not alter was on the rear of the motor...


Got him for 2 felonies (Evading and being a thief!)
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:03 PM   #26
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I had a r6 that ran from us the other night. the bike had clear registration but the motor came back to a bike that was stolen back in 2003. Auto theft division made the scene and determined that the bike was in fact stolen, the guy had altered the vin#'s by re-stamping...real professional job...but the one vin# he did not alter was on the rear of the motor...


Got him for 2 felonies (Evading and being a thief!)
So..the VIN number is also stamped on the engine?? There's a number on my engine but does not match the VIN on the frame....
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:36 PM   #27
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I had a r6 that ran from us the other night. the bike had clear registration but the motor came back to a bike that was stolen back in 2003. Auto theft division made the scene and determined that the bike was in fact stolen, the guy had altered the vin#'s by re-stamping...real professional job...but the one vin# he did not alter was on the rear of the motor...


Got him for 2 felonies (Evading and being a thief!)
Yes some people can do excellent restamp jobs. Good looking out for us riders bro. I don't mind being pulled over if a cop thinks the bike I am on may be stolen. Makes me feel better that they are watching out for us.
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FYI VINS can be checked even thought they may no be the same on the frame and the engine. When I bought my current bike brand new last October there was 3 numbers the dealer kept track of.

1) VIN
2) Motor Serial
3) Rekey Tag Code (in case you lose both keys)
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #29
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My paperwork from Kaw has the engine serial # listed. It's not the same as the VIN, but there is a way of IDing it. I gave both #s to the police when it was stolen (not like it did ANY good....)
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that sounds like the situation i was refering to bad apple
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:26 PM   #31
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So..the VIN number is also stamped on the engine?? There's a number on my engine but does not match the VIN on the frame....

Its a different number...no worries...but through that number police are able to identify the bike
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that sounds like the situation i was refering to bad apple
It probably is the same situation...i finally got the guy after the he ran... we cut him off on 45 feeder cause i dont think he knew where the heck he was.
is he a friend of yours or are you him

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Its a different number...no worries...but through that number police are able to identify the bike
so its not a vin, is that what you are saying?
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so its not a vin, is that what you are saying?
Its some kind of identifying number...not sure exactly what it is called. Its like a motor serial number that is linked to your specific vin#
We have to call auto-theft to even check it because as a patrol officer we do not have the software in the vehicle to check to see if it comes back to a stolen bike.
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Its some kind of identifying number...not sure exactly what it is called. Its like a motor serial number that is linked to your specific vin#
We have to call auto-theft to even check it because as a patrol officer we do not have the software in the vehicle to check to see if it comes back to a stolen bike.
WOO HOOO i knew i was right!!!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:35 PM   #36
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i dont know about you guys but in our cars if the bike or car has been listed as stolen by plate or vin and a report has been done and there was a NCIC# produced for that case when i run that plate or vin# is will tell me if it is stolen.


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Old 10-06-2008, 09:36 PM   #37
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this title drives me crazy lol i keep thinking a cop is stealing a bike
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