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 Post subject: How to obtain a MSO / exact manufacture date for importation
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:32 pm 
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I will be bringing in a RZV in a month or two, and would like to know from those who have brought in complete bikes, how to prove manufacturer date. In order to prove age of bike. To my knowledge RZV's have no stickers on them. This needs to be turned in to the EPA/DOT so it can't be general knowledge from the internet, but documentation from Yamaha.
Do I just call Yamaha and hope for the best? I know this is an issue in the UK when bringing in bikes from other countries and they need exact dates as well.
All bikes I have brought in before were shipped in pieces to bypass this issue, as the bikes were not 25 years old yet.

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I stuck one of these on my frame in the same place as the RZ500 has theirs, Worked for me..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-RZV500- ... 1438.l2649


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The bike is coming from Japan,
I will not be able to get my hands on it till DOT/EPA/Customs clears the bike.

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I didnt need it at customs, I only needed it at CHP vin check, Same with my RG500, Customs never looked for it,


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 pm 
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Did you bring your bikes in from Japan?

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You need 17 digit VIN number. It has to say it meets the DOT (Department of Transportation) regulation. Now as far as calling the manufacturer (Yamaha) go ahead and call them. You will see first hand how fast they will hang up on you. The RZV500 was not intended for the United States and U.S.A Yamaha wants nothing to do with it. Now if you are in California. I will give you a heads up. Go to the California DMV site and down load the forms. You do not need to deal with the CHP. You will read that "ANY" law enforcement can inspect and sign off on the VIN. Now I hear that other states will let you register the bike, but California is a pain. Now when you try to register the bike. You need a title from Japan that will set off an alarm. Again study the DMV site and decide how you want to do it.

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I am in Indiana, and the bike is still in Japan. My bike will have to go through customs as a complete bike.
As a complete bike, it will have to be viewed by the EPA/DOT, as it is up to them to let me have the bike in the country on the street.
If a bike is 25 years old or older, the bike is completely exempt from DOT/EPA rules.
So I need to prove to them the date the bike was built, in order for them to release the bike to me, and give me paperwork for my DMV to title it.
I need to know how to prove when the bike was made by the manufacturer.
This has been done, I was hoping someone has used this process.

I have a number of my 2 strokes with less than 17 digits.
The RZV has only 9

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If you have a Japanese title. At least it will show when it was first register in japan.

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It will have a Japanese title for it, might have to have it translated depending on the process...
I'll have to look at my Japanese VJ23 title and see if it shows age of bike, or just when the title was produced.

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Here, Is some good reading, try asking these guys. They are now importing (legally) most grey market bike's that meet the criteria. Perhaps for a fee they may be able to handle, or advise your process.

http://www.moto2imports.com/information/

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Read
" U.S. Customs Clearance & Titling" on the link provided by Questo. What happens if it doesn't meet "DOT and EPA"

Then what happens to the bike. I hope folks in this forum do the home work.

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Wouldn't a letter from Yamaha do the job stating that sales were ceased about the end of the 90's? (In Germany it was sold 1984-1987)
If math serves me right this should be more than 25 years ago ...

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Martin

This is U.S.A and California is very tricky

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busa1300 wrote:
Do I just call Yamaha and hope for the best?

I previously told you, that's exactly what I did.

Had my manufacturer's letter in two days.

This shouldn't even be an issue.


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