So this is going to affect me when I go and get my bike instepected? I had the frame powdercoated and the vin sticker is now goneRuthlessOne said:That's not true. It's illegal to remove the VIN plate or sticker. It's a federal law. It's also illegal to paint over it or alter it in any way. Your vehicle can seized and taken apart to locate the "Con-VIN" on the frame as a result of removing the visible one.
The reason for seizing your bike is to determine that the bike is not stolen. Thieves remove the visible VIN and/or replace it was a fake one.
Yes, you would get your bike back after they locate the con-vin on the frame but you would be without a bike in the meantime. This could take days.
Don't listen to the "well, I've done it before..." so it should be ok.
Don't get me wrong we've all done things not exactly legal but you asked about "reprisals" and I'm giving you an honest answer.
Ask your dealer or call your local police about vehicle laws.