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Forum Newb, Looking at 75 R90S and one VIN is weird.

Gary White
(@gary-white-4191)
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Hi everyone, I own a 09 R1200RT and am looking to purchase an older bike for around town.

I've found a 75 R90S and am pretty excited and interested but have questions about the VIN numbers. The one on the engine looks perfect and includes the logo stamp. 

Now the frame one looks messed up. The 5th number, (meant to be a 4) is a mess and not really readable. There also appear to be faint signs of grinder marks around that number and lower on the post. There is no logo stamp by the frame VIN.

 

Am I seeing things and is it fine, or might this have had some work done to it?

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Gary

Vancouver, BC

 

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Topic starter Posted : 08/03/2021 16:09
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Larry A. Chabira
(@2659)
New Member

those are NOT BMW number stamps,  I would not say that its stolen right off. Could have been in a wreck and somebody replaced the frame and did a poor job trying to number the frame. That said its not going to be a big money R90S , so if you want it don't over pay for that one. 

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Posted : 08/03/2021 17:11
Richard Whatley
(@wobbly)
Member Moderator

If you are stuck on the R90S and feel like riding home from GA, I have a buddy in the next town over who has an all-original, 2-owner, never wrecked, well cared for orange model for sale. He's very reasonable on the price. 

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Posted : 08/04/2021 04:34
bradley martin
(@dartnmartn)
Active Member

Dang, it seems like if someone was going to fake a VIN number they could have done a far better job than THAT!

A couple bucks at harbor freight for a grinder and a stamp set....

But if it was just damaged by normal wear and tear (tank bag buckle or ???) why would it be ONLY on that one digit.  The last #4 looks a little dodgy but I do need new glasses. 

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Posted : 08/04/2021 07:03
Daren Dortin
(@bremoit)
Eminent Member
Posted by: @wobbly

If you are stuck on the R90S and feel like riding home from GA, I have a buddy in the next town over who has an all-original, 2-owner, never wrecked, well cared for orange model for sale. He's very reasonable on the price. 

@wobbly

Interested about the bike you mention here. Can you contact me with some contact information, if it's still available.

 

 

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Posted : 08/08/2021 06:42
Daren Dortin
(@bremoit)
Eminent Member

@wobbly

Thanks for the note.

 

For what it's worth; I'm logged in and this what I'm seeing:

 

Looking at your profile/about page it shows your name, region, how you can help but oddly enough, I am not seeing any way to contact you via email or otherwise. 

 

When I click on your "posts" link, "This user has not created any posts" is all that comes up.

I'd like to learn about the 90s for sale, if possible. 

Cheers!

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Posted : 08/08/2021 09:05
Daren Dortin
(@bremoit)
Eminent Member

Back on topic....I've only read of one instance (anecdotally) where the frame number was altered at the factory and the owner had factory/dealer documentation to verify---the frame was mis-stamped, off one number from the engine block. 

If it's priced as non matching #s AND you are not concerned about the originality there could be a value buy here (after a careful review of the rest of the bike)

That said, an obviously altered frame VIN would give me serious pause and wonder what other creativity has been lavished on this bike by its previous owner(s).

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Posted : 08/08/2021 09:45
Richard Whatley
(@wobbly)
Member Moderator
Posted by: @bremoit

@wobbly

I'd like to learn about the 90s for sale, if possible. 

Cheers!

Email sent. Check your Junk Mail folders.

I've also erased your posted email to limit spamming.

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Posted : 08/09/2021 05:15

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