can't locate my vin on frame

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by greenchopper, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. greenchopper

    greenchopper Member

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    I have a 76 superglide shovelhead with a factory base frame and aftermarket chopper neck. Can anyone tell me where in 76 the vin number should be stamped in frame? I just traded by vette for this bike and it has an out of state title (PA). I am in Ohio and afraid I am going to have issues transferring title now. Thanks! Greg
     
  2. dlao

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    vin should be on the title or a registration card if you can't find it on the bike
     
  3. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    On the neck
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    The vin was also stamped on the forward frame brace
     
  5. peteG30

    peteG30 Member

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    On my 1976 FXE it was stamped in the neck but couldn't hardly read it because the frame was powder coated.
    here is a pic of my superglide
     

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  6. greenchopper

    greenchopper Member

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    thank!
    My Engine vin matches my title but my frame has been modified with chopper front half and now has no vin. I am very nervous that when I have it inspected that it might be seized and destroyed. I can just show them the engine vin and take my chances or go the lengthy and also a little risky path of getting a builders title. I love my bike and don't want to lose it!
     
  7. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You could always buy a set of metal stamps (1/4") and restamp it
     
  8. DDogg

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    The engine vin must match the frame vin. If not, your going to have to have the bike re-registered in order to recieve a title. Does your title vin match the engine vin? Then like Steve0 said, get a couple metal stamps and stamp the frame. This is for your piece of mind. If you go to sell her, the next guy might look a little closer at the bike then you did.
     
  9. whatyardwork

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    We did this for a friends Sporty.We got a copper plate {stamps very well}, cut it to fit and bonded it to the neck.Using SEM 2 part metal bond, same stuff used to glue quarter panels on in a body shop.A little putty around the edges a quik blend with some black single stage, looked factory.No problem with his re inspection by the DOT.