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Do Ducati gas tanks have a VIN #? I am buying a used tank WO/key and want to make sure is is not stolen
 
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hell, the ducati motors dont even have a valid vin#!!! let alone their gas tanks. Yes, their is a # on the motor but it is simply a "production batch" #. I had 7 motors sloten from my shop and to quote ducati north america "sorry about your luck" but the motor #'s dont match up w/ frames , titles, etc..
 
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the original engine number is printed on the warranty registration form that the customer is required to sign. And no they don't have any relevance to the frame numbers, I don't think any manufacturers numbers have anything in common these days...??
If you can get your hands on a copy of the original form your numbers will be there.
 
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In some states the Engine # is also entered on the registration as well as the VIN.
 
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it's required when registering any new vehicle over a 49cc here in WA but it's funny when you try and get the info from DOL....good friggin' luck !
 
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Re: Gas Tank VIN #s (rickr)

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First off, a tip of the hat to you for actually caring whether the gas tank is stolen or not. Most folks are only worried about getting a "good" deal.

The "without key part" would worry me as well. I always advise people to simply ask questions. Why is he selling the tank? What did he replace it with? Why no key? Can he send you the VIN for the bike from which the tank came? Pictures of the bike?

You'd be surprised (and probably a bit dismayed) at what you'll learn. A legit seller can answer all those questions and provide you with all that documentation. Many can't. If you get the vague, run-around answers "I bought the tank at a swap meet," (come on, when was the last time you saw *any* Ducati parts at a swap meet?) or "It off an old bike I sold a while back" (without a gas tank? No VIN or pics from that old bike?) "I'm selling it for a buddy", etc., then I'd proceed with caution.

Don't forget, knowingly buying stolen parts is a crime. Even if you unknowingly buy hot goods, if discovered the police will seize them and you're left with no parts and no money.
 
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Re: Gas Tank VIN #s (Wounded Duc)

Thanks for your advice, especially Wounded Duck.

The seller had all the right answers. When I asked about the tank fill and key, he said he was selling the ignition, tank fill and seat lock togeather. SOOOOOOO I bought them too
Does anyone need a seat lock or ignition, I have keys


I wish Ducati would put VINs on all major parts like BMW (cars) does.

Theft is a BIG problem in my part of the country (near Deals Gap), thank goodness they prefer Harleys
and 4 WD Chevy Pickups.
 
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