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1Back to top Go down   Vin says 1994, Reg book says 1997 Empty Vin says 1994, Reg book says 1997 Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:57 am


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can anybody shed any light on this....
I just picked up the K1100LT, to add to the K100RS, and the registration and log book say it was manufactured in 1997.

However when I put in the VIN on line, it comes up as manufactured in 08/06/1994. VIN is 0188024

Has anybody come across this?

It is possible that the Registration book is wrong, as many secondhand bikes are imported into Ireland from the UK,
and I don't know how thorough the guys are in inputting the manufacturing date (the date of first registration on the log book is 04/03/1997).


Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
             '08 Transalp 700


The VIN will obviously be correct. The UK used to have 100,000 servicemen in Germany buying tax free vehicles which got a BFG numberplate and registration. When these vehicles returned to the UK they had to be re-registered and many got a reg that was 3 years newer (the length of an RAF tour in Germany). I know because I did two tours there.
It could be possible that yours is one of those.


92KK 84WW Olaf

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It depends on where it was first registered. There is that explanation for ex UK bikes as one option.

If the bike was first registered in Ireland then the date of registration will be just that, even if it was sitting around for 3 years meaning a 1994 bike will be registered as 1997 and year of manufacture will also be stated as 1997.

This was always done even if you registered a vehicle on 2nd of January 1997, manufacture date would be entered as 1997 even though this clearly was not possible, the explanation being that it was 1997 model year.

1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 49,840 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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