Well, I guess I live in one of those less secure, wild west kinda jurisdictions. When I registered my second 4500, Launch Pad, the registration
450, I said, “No, no, it's a 4500”. She said, “Are you sure?”, I said “Yup”, She said “OK”.
I haven't tried recently, but a hand written bill of sale, signed by the previous owner, with a VIN
, works. When I was a kid, I registered a Honda MB5 motorcycle, my first motor vehicle. The bill of sale had what I and the previous owner thought was the VIN
stamped on the steering head. Not having a clue, I thought that a five digit number really was the VIN. The same conversation that I described above happened again, and that is what was on my pink card. I was eventually stopped by several police officers, (you know.... and had some spectacular wipe-outs). Not one of those fine officers questioned my five digit VIN. I guess they figured they coudn't have made more then 99 999 of them. Well, they are kinda a weard bike.