Quoted because this is the american dream for many of us foreigners!!!Norm said:You are registering the VIN# on the head tube. As a side benifit, if you get a frame from a 600 or 620, your insurance & registration will be based on the Vin#, even if you put a larger motor in.
Norm said:What state was that? I'd have told them to go screw themselves! In NC, the only time you need a special inspection is if you are registering a salvage bike. They like reciepts, but if you don't have any, well, you don't have any. They write down the motor#, but I have no idea how they can check to see if a motor is stolen.
believe it or not, there IS a database of engine/frame combinations.ducman851 said:That was in Minnesota, an engine # is on the title there. (for Bikes and such) They also look at engine #s here in California as well.
they would've checked the engine number against a database of stolen engines, possibly asked for documentation of the change.DrunkenMonkey said:I recently registered a salvage m750 here in CA and the DMV did check to see that the engine# matched what was on the title. Beats me what would have happened if it didn't match.
Really?ducrider45 said:I put a 2000 900Sie engine in my 02 M620ie [thumbsup] No problems from the MVA or insurance. Still pay 620 rates. ;D