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Offline Stavrouchris

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Frame Numbers
« on: May 20, 2021, 05:05:51 PM »
I have recently bought a CB750 K2 from Italy.
On the column there are two Frame Numbers stamped. (See attached photo)

One number agrees with the factory numbers for that year.
The other number starts with a 'W' and it is this number that is mentioned on all the paperwork.

Has anyone seen this before with bikes coming from Italy?

I have a problem with the authorities here in Cyprus as they refuse to register it here, so I cannot get new number plates not legally drive it on the road.

I hope someone can shed some light on this matter.
Thanks

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Re: Frame Numbers
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 12:50:14 PM »
Is the photo upside down?

Might the second number be a military stamp? (ie the frame was stamped by the army/navy/air-force if it was owned by them)

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Re: Frame Numbers
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2021, 02:08:22 PM »
Yes, sorry, the photo is upside down.
Have you seen it before where army or police stamp their own VIN?

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Re: Frame Numbers
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2021, 08:07:07 PM »
Yes, sorry, the photo is upside down.
Have you seen it before where army or police stamp their own VIN?

No, but the fact that the second number has "M" at each end made me think of it.

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Re: Frame Numbers
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 11:37:56 PM »
Have you seen it before where army or police stamp their own VIN?

No idea what happens in Italy, but police or registration authorities sometimes re-stamp numbers where something weird has happened to a machine, say it has been stolen or the original number disfigured. In Victoria, Australia, for example, the Victorian Police use numbers VxxxxxxxxP (where the xxx are numbers).

Just recently we discussed a 1929 Coventry Eagle in Spain that had a quite elaborate engine number stamped on it, in addition to its original JAP engine number that was still in place.

Strange things happen!

Leon