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Post Tue Jul 25, 2000 7:48 pm

Posts: 607
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
I've have never seen this on a generator motor, but I've seen it a couple times on 70 and up both on the motor and the frame. Usually they are correcting a mistake made by the guy stamping the number.

Post Wed Jul 26, 2000 2:45 pm

Posts: 3123
Location: Central Illinois, USA
I run a '72 sidecar frame stamped as such, but with EXACTLY the same number! I have noted an odd 70's sportster with such a mess also. The Illinois authorities accept them, as they have no reason not to.

Post Thu Jul 27, 2000 10:37 pm

Posts: 607
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
I think that no matter how legal it may be, that in the right place with the wrong cop, you are gonna have trouble. It would probably be best to find a replacement set of cases or buy new aftermarket. Even then you must always carry all the paperwork. Jerry

Post Fri Jul 28, 2000 2:59 am

Posts: 3123
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Whoa, now! Don't go stamping something yerself or you will felonize the hardware fer sure. Contact a STATE-LICENSED dealer who knows the bureaucratic B.S.! If they are professional at all, they should walk you through inspection and any title corrections through your local authorities for a minor fee, if not as just a courtesy. If you are in Illinois, post me direct.


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