99 wr400 Engine VIN location?

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  • freeriders98

Posted June 08, 2012 - 06:26 AM


So I got rear ended on my WR, bent my rear wheel. Insurance totaled out my bike... Bought it back for $92 and got $1700 check in the mail... :cry:

So I have to jump through DMV hoops with a salvaged title. I took it over yesterday, and they have to do a VIN inspection. Found the one on the frame, can not find the VIN on the engine....

Where is it? A picture would be awesome...

My bike is a 99 WR400 with a 426 top end. Would the VIN have been stamped on the OEM top end, and not have anything on a replacement one?

And if my terminology is incorrect please help me out!! Not sure what is considered top end, cylinder, head, etc...

Edited by freeriders98, June 08, 2012 - 06:27 AM.

  • RichFZR-WR

Posted June 08, 2012 - 12:07 PM


The engine number is located around the kicker, its on the back side, on the top, you'll have to move kicker out to get a better view.
I would post a pic but my engines in for a 446cc big bore kit and the frames being powder coated so all I got is aload of bits.

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  • freeriders98

Posted June 08, 2012 - 01:20 PM


So on the top end? F-word...I think it must be on the OEM part, which was replaced when the previous owner swapped the 426 topend onto it...

  • freeriders98

Posted June 08, 2012 - 05:45 PM


Found it...kinda....

Where the vin should be is....you guessed it smooth, no numbering at allPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

But I have a HUGE stack of receipts from the guy I bought it from...

And...I have a receipt for a Crankcase Assembly (which the vin is stamped on)!!!!!

So I am hoping, that with the receipt the CHP inspector will let it fly as an aftermarket part, that was replaced when the motor was rebuilt.


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