Chassis Number HELP!
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 am quote
Hi there. New to the Forum so hi all.

I have a couple of Vespa's coming from overseas but I have some problems with the Chassis number being accepted for an Import Permit. This appears to be a problem with both Vespa's.

For example the registration papers from Asia show a chassis number on one of the Vespa's as VLB1-1186952 and the other as VLB1-0174762. I have had the government department say both the numbers say they are incorrect, and request a photo of the actual number on the chassis. The problem here is they are already packed and on a ship (my bad not getting the permit first, oops).

Does anyone here know how to make sense of the chassis numbers and why they may think that they are incorrect? I have attached photos of the registration papers of each from the early 70's.

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:35 am quote
oh boy,...you're in for a world of hurt.
Who is going to tell him?
Molto Verboso
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:45 am quote
VIN should be VLB1T and engine is VLB1M. But, Vespas and Asian imports are not usually a good combo. Did you do your homework on Vietbodges?? Iím afraid that youíre probably importing 2 death traps / polished turds...

I hope Iím wrong...
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:26 am quote
chassis numbers
Oh boy!! I can see where this is going to go. good luck
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:06 pm quote
SaFiS wrote:
VIN should be VLB1T and engine is VLB1M. But, Vespas and Asian imports are not usually a good combo. Did you do your homework on Vietbodges?? Iím afraid that youíre probably importing 2 death traps / polished turds...

I hope Iím wrong...
I hope you're wrong too, but thanks for the info re the VIN. My buddy who lives in Jakarta got one restored from this shop a year back and it's been great, so we should have about the same standard. He has test ridden the bike and rates it. Anyhow, I'll see what I get and let you guys know the outcome.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:35 am quote
thats indo bike similar with my bpkb (motorcyle owner book) purwokerto is in central java, if i can see the next page i can tell wheter ur bike is ckd nor builfd up straight from italy,.. if the owner wasnt mess around to much due to times its spend here in Indo

b is a frame and c is the engine vin.. wht they wire it wrong.. they just lazy, my vlb were writen vbc in the engine vin
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:54 am quote
koenig blues wrote:
thats indo bike similar with my bpkb (motorcyle owner book) purwokerto is in central java, if i can see the next page i can tell wheter ur bike is ckd nor builfd up straight from italy,.. if the owner wasnt mess around to much due to times its spend here in Indo

b is a frame and c is the engine vin.. wht they wire it wrong.. they just lazy, my vlb were writen vbc in the engine vin
Ok I will take photo of the next page for both bikes and post here. Cheers
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:54 am quote
StuHarm wrote:
koenig blues wrote:
thats indo bike similar with my bpkb (motorcyle owner book) purwokerto is in central java, if i can see the next page i can tell wheter ur bike is ckd nor builfd up straight from italy,.. if the owner wasnt mess around to much due to times its spend here in Indo

b is a frame and c is the engine vin.. wht they wire it wrong.. they just lazy, my vlb were writen vbc in the engine vin
Ok I will take photo of the next page for both bikes and post here. Cheers


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