02-25-2003, 08:33 PM
Where's you vehicle identification number on your bike?
I'm trying to find out where to look. Any help would be appreciated. Does your owners manual tell you?
02-25-2003, 08:37 PM
Look on the tag on the left side of your frame. It should be there, or if the bike is new, look at the paperwork. http://www.gixxer.com/uploads/smokin0.gif
02-25-2003, 08:43 PM
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/wtf.gif You looking to steal a bike?
Suspicious post #1 (http://www.gixxer.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB3&Number=260160&page=0& view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1)
02-25-2003, 09:30 PM
02-25-2003, 10:04 PM
stealing bikes? http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/nono.gif
02-25-2003, 11:15 PM
No I'm not trying to steal a bike.
There's what looks to be an abandoned bike where I live. I'm doing the legit thing to find the owner. I just found the VIN number. It's a '93 Katana GSX600F. It been on it's side a few times from the wind. No one has picked it up except for me. There's a weather beaten tarp on it and the neighbors say it's been in that spot for 2 years.
To me it looks like no one wants it except for me.
It's got some rust on the exhaust and the chain and the seat is sun beaten.
I figured it would be a decent bike to learn on.
Any thoughts while I have a buddy (police officer) of mine check out the VIN?
02-26-2003, 10:42 AM
well dam if its been ther for 2 years
poor thing it probably feels lonly have ur cop friend look into it and well
if its lagit and i contact the owner see what he sais
02-26-2003, 11:01 AM
He's looking into it now. The only thing I'll have to do if it's an absentee owner is try to get a new title for it. That's something I'm going to have to figure out how to do.
In the mean time if I can get in touch with the owner then that would be a whole lot easier.
02-26-2003, 03:19 PM
Just been told that they can't find any info on the bike. Now I'm going to have to talk to the apartment complex manager about it. I want to see if they will give me the right to do the research on it. As it stands they own it until the rightfull owner shows up (hopefully, not).
From what I've been told it's in my best interest to find the owner or I'll have to go through a long process of getting it.
Is it even worth it? Maybe it's beyond repair. I don't have a bike right now so what the @#$.
02-26-2003, 03:38 PM
if you can get it for free (and without legal issues), and you have some mechanical ability, why not. otherwise, though, you may end up putting quite a bit of money into it to get it to run right - the way it looks on the outside is the least of your worries. two years of neglect/improper storage can do a number on the engine. rusted cylinders, acid in used oil slowly chewing away on engine bits, etc. - this is stuff you can't see from the outside. not to mention that there may have been a good reason that it was abandoned to begin with.
not trying to get you down, but just be aware of what you could be getting into.
02-26-2003, 10:58 PM
I hear you on the wear and tear.
It's worth a try. Besides, I don't have to much to do other than work (:-)
02-27-2003, 02:43 PM
I got a name from the VIN. The manager at the aprtment complex said that they gave my number to the owner of the bike who still live in the complex. Funny, I mentioned the first name that I got from the VIN search by my PO friend and they said "who?". Makes ya go hmmm.