Frame Number Missing

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Frame Number Missing

Post by TomGC61 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:04 am

Does anybody know of instances where Ducati failed to number a frame? I ask because I just purchased a project bike, an 860 which has an engine number but supposedly no frame number. It also appears on Robert Miller's list in that way. I've emailed Robert.
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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by wdietz186 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:18 am

Possibly a replacment frame was installed and the installer neglected to re stamp the number.

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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by TomGC61 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:23 am

That would imply quite major accident damage
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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by wdietz186 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:23 pm

Well yeah, but apart from the forks and swingarm what would it matter? If the frame was bent it was replaced rather than repaired. No problem with that in my eyes.

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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by BevHevSteve » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:06 am

What do you mean "supposedly no frame number" ? Sounds like you don't even have the bike yet. Once you get it and look at the frame yourself, let us know what you find (or don't find).
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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by TomGC61 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:17 am

Yes that's true. I have bought it from abroad so not had a chance to take a proper look. Will let you know when this has happened. Had some help meantime from Robert Miller who has provided some very useful info.
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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by Peter Mille » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:32 am

You can stamp it in yourself, it's easy.
I did the same when I upgraded to a brandnew 900SS Verlicchi frame to replace the weak original Mille frame...!

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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by TomGC61 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:09 pm

Yes but you need a number in the first place!
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Re: Frame Number Missing

Post by Peter Mille » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:23 pm

No papers with it...??
Shouldn't be to difficult to get some...!!

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