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Got Hammer?
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It's usually stamped on the steering head. Some bikes with different style frames have them on the frame rails on the bottom or back. Just check around the whole frame. It should start with a J for Japanese bikes. There's usually a Transport Canada compliance sticker too that might have a VIN on it.
 

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Enger said:
oh whoops! i thought you meant where to check vin #s.
Tee hee! that site helps too.

what if there is no vin. how else would you identify a bike?
other than the obvious colour, make, ect.
any other #s?
 

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If it has no VIN, you can't register it in your name, and you can't insure it.
If it's a bike by a major manufacturer, it WILL have a VIN, unless it's some sort of replacement race-only frame or something.

Watch out for VINs that have been ground off, filled and frame re-painted.

What year/make/model is this, if you don't mind me asking?

Also, you can check the engine block or even the throttle bodies sometimes for numbers.
 

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Got Hammer?
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You will on occasion see a bike with no VIN for the reasons said above but unless it's blank with some sort of history of a replaced frame, a theft recovery or something that was originally a factory support race bike, be very cautious. Even those legit bikes originally come with either an MSO, bill of sale or some other form of paper work.
 
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