If you have a clear paper trail of purchase, then where was the engine from? Is there record of an mso for the engine or as replacement cases?Thanks for the input, it is clearly not a factory number then.
However, as I have a clear paper trail of purchase I can register it with vehicle licensing.
There is no law that says the Vehicle Identification Number and Engine Serial Number must match.If you have a clear paper trail of purchase, then where was the engine from? Is there record of an mso for the engine or as replacement cases?
You can have all the paper you want t, but if the engine vin doesn't match your frame VIN, you better have something to show Johnny Law to explain it, if you ever have it checked.
Been a host of crackdowns at event in your area, of cops impounding bikes with numbers that don't jive.Engine numbers may match on Harleys, but nothing says they must.
If the state keeps track of engine numbers (many don`t care one bit about engine numbers) all they care about is that the engine number matches the number on the registration.
Metric bikes vin and engine numbers have never matched.
As much as I agree.....(Factually, you ARE right) tell that to Officer New-Guy that only knows the engine and frame are supposed to match from 1970 to present day.I need to learn to write another post instead of continually editing my post as my brain struggles with an idea....
Anyway, what I mean (I think) is that the engine number matching the frame number is not important, what is important is that the numbers match the registration. If the engine number is not on the registration, the police probably have no easy way of knowing if the engine is the original.
They may assume that the numbers match on a Harley, but there is no law that says they must match, and who knows, the factory could have put out machines without matching numbers.
Look at the way they were putting together bikes in `84 and `85, seemed like you needed two or three parts manuals to keep track, and that was just the clutch and transmission stuff...