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Just purchased a bike
off of Facebook marketplace
The seller and title both say 98
title seems to match frame sticker
(Sticker is dam

however
The body looks like a 2000
And in the rear hatch says it’s a J1

I am stumped, what year is bike?
Is it a 98 frame with 2000 body
I’m a newb, is that possible?

back story:
Guy I bought it from says it was a neighbors bike who dropped it
running from police? And sold
it to him to post bail etc

I only paid $1800 for it
And needs some TLC for sure
I can tell it’s been down on both sides

Thank You for any help!
 

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What VIN number is stamped into the frame at steering head? There should not be a sticker there, only the stamped VIN. Sticker is usually on the RS frame spar.
 

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I saw sticker on frame area
Under right handle bar ...

I’m guessing
You are referring
To in front of that
Uber the headlights practically
Engraved literally into the frame
Even on a older bike ?
 

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That bike, in North America at least, will have the VIN stamped into the head pipe of the frame. If not, I would question why???
 

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That bike, in North America at least, will have the VIN stamped into the head pipe of the frame. If not, I would question why???
What’s head pipe of frame
At front of frame under handle bars
Because all I see is torn sticker etc
With last 4 digits seem to match
The title etc . I know the bike
Was laid down in a accident
Previously in past on
what was told a police chase
 

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What’s head pipe of frame
At front of frame under handle bars
Because all I see is torn sticker etc
With last 4 digits seem to match
The title etc . I know the bike
Was laid down in a accident
Previously in past on
what was told a police chase
Looks like you’re looking in the right place where that yellow sticker is...but that sticker definitely didn’t come from the factory. Says something about “New York” so maybe some type of parking sticker? Post crash inspection? Anyways, it looks like maybe there are numbers stamped directly above that...can just barely make something out in that picture.
 

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Looks like you’re looking in the right place where that yellow sticker is...but that sticker definitely didn’t come from the factory. Says something about “New York” so maybe some type of parking sticker? Post crash inspection? Anyways, it looks like maybe there are numbers stamped directly above that...can just barely make something out in that picture.
 

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Looks like you’re looking in the right place where that yellow sticker is...but that sticker definitely didn’t come from the factory. Says something about “New York” so maybe some type of parking sticker? Post crash inspection? Anyways, it looks like maybe there are numbers stamped directly above that...can just barely make something out in that picture.
Just ran VIN from sticker + title
 

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