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Are the VIN numbers for YZ450's also located on the engine? Other than the neck, where would the VIN be?

My bike frame has been powdercoated and you can't see the VIN on the neck. I just wanted to check the other places.

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Are the VIN numbers for YZ450's also located on the engine? Other than the neck, where would the VIN be?

My bike frame has been powdercoated and you can't see the VIN on the neck. I just wanted to check the other places.

Check the title. :smirk:

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The frame is the only place. If you want it to show, you'll need to remove the powder coat from it.

It is actually illegal to obscure the VIN in this state, and the bike can lawfully be confiscated because of it until the VIN is verified. That can ruin your ride day quickly.

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It's good to know that, grayracer. Thanks. How can I remove the powdercoat without filing it off?

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but honestly how many times have you been checked for your vin
Every time a Ranger has ever stopped me. Every time.
It's good to know that, grayracer. Thanks. How can I remove the powdercoat without filing it off?
The best qualified people to tell you that may be ones who applied it. There are a number of approaches you might take, such as masking and sand/bead blasting, or "cutting" around the VIN by scratching with a sharp tool, then chipping or carefully grinding just the coating off. The guys that applied it should know better.

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but honestly how many times have you been checked for your vin

Don't laugh, i have seen a few bikes taken because of that. It DOES happen and if your lucky you won't be taken with the bike till it gets sorted out. The good powdercoating companies will usually put a sticker over the VIN before powdercoating...along with rubber plugs for all the bolt holes.

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but honestly how many times have you been checked for your vin

In Indiana the DNR will check it. They just look for a reason to write a ticket.

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but honestly how many times have you been checked for your vin

They do check here in Ca. Last year at Gorman the ranger went right for the Vin and ignored the stickers untill the VIN and paperwork was verified to match. Needless to say, I don't ride there much. :smirk:

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The guy we bought the bike from is the guy who owned the powdercoating business. You would think that he would have sense enough not to powdercoat over it.

I think I will take a wire wheel to it to make sure that I don't have any issues in the future when riding.

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they dont mess around in Cali apparently......what happens if your old vintage bike has no vins or if you replace a frame - as they have no vin either?

Cuffed in car over a vin....unbelievable. I guess you need your title on you at all times.....in Cali.

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The oldest vintage bikes anyone would actually ride (and for me, that means old) have VIN numbers. When a frame is replaced, you are expected to have a new VIN issued by the DMV to correct the situation. All it takes is about 3-5 hours of your life, and a small fee, of course. :smirk:

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Don't use a wire brush, get a nylon brush, it wont deform the metal and ruin the vin #, it will just get rid of the powder coating.

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You think a wire brush will deform numbers stamped in a steel frame?

I was thinking the same!!!

I think nylon will melt ....

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