Title issue for motercycle


#1

So I have a 72 or 73 triumph 650 tiger owned since maybe 79, Now I bought it in Illinois, moved many places, but last licensed in either Ohio or Florida, re titled it everywhere but did not get plates as it was not running. Now I have contactacted our neighborhood watch officer His response
"I have done some research and I’m sorry I don’t have an answer for you. You could try to get the DOT to issue you a new VIN and then title. That is the only thing I know to try."

Now I think since I had a WI title some way I could find the vin number. But cannot get a replacement title without the vin

No number is stamped, I called a triumph dealer who had some old tigers and he could not find a number stamped into the frame.

All I have is this stinkin lousy illegible sticker, Ma

ybe if I found my insurance agent in FL but no clue who that was. Any ideas would be appreciated.

A guy I know wants the bike and is willing to do a swaporama for an 86 Goldwing with 8600 miles, a bike he will buy then trade for the trumpet.


#2

What about the VIN on the engine? Are you saying the motor is clean also?

To add, as far as I know Triumph ALWAYS stamped the VIN on their frames. I’ve owned 3 Bonnevilles and several Tigers over the years and all had the same VIN stamped on both motor and frame.


#3

Here is the engine stamp as you can see the last numbers match the plastic Where was your frame stamped? sticker


#4

Perhaps this link can help.
http://www.motobrit.com/motc2/mpages/tech/numbers/trinumber.php

I Googled “where are Triumph motorcycle VIN numbers located” and got a bunch of hits. The attached link is just one. You might try this approach.


#5

Been there, was not any help as to location, no obvious malice as far as grinding off numbers I can see. Frustrating, because I can remember seeing the title, but cannot locate it.


#6

That mangled tag certainly looks like it’s carrying the bike VIN as it matches the engine case half.

I’ll have to do a bit of research as the LE prefix is throwing me off. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned a Triumph but I thought most of them have an H prefix of some sort. I’ll rummage around a bit on this.


#7

That is amazing you got an LE,but I thank you in advance and let me know what pizza joint you would like a delivery from, will order a gift card in your name if you figure this out.If you are looking at the engine stamp it is BE 11477 TR-6R


#8

If that is a BE 11477 TR06R the sources I see say it is a 650 Tiger made in Feb. 1971 or at least the engine is.

If you can’t remember the name of you insurance agent , can you remember the company? If you do you can get a list of current agents for the area you lived. Maybe if you see the name you will recognize it.


#9

I would contact the antiquemotorcycle.org. Lots of bike buffs that might be able to help.