How to Check a Dirt Bike's VIN

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How to Check a Dirt Bike's VIN
The VIN acts as a fingerprint to trace the history of your dirt bike. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Every registered vehicle contains a VIN, which stands for Vehicle Identification Number. It is similar to a person's social security number. The VIN is a code used to identify a vehicle and the vehicle's history. A VIN contains seventeen characters consisting of letters and numerals and can be traced by inputting the VIN into a database. The database shows any accidents, repairs and ownership changes. Locate the VIN on your dirt bike and enter the number on a vehicle identification website that also caters to motorcycles.

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  • Computer
  • Pen
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  1. 1

    Locate the VIN on your dirt bike. The VIN number plate can be found above the front forks of your dirt bike on the front steering frame.

  2. 2

    Record the number by using a pen to write the number down on a piece of paper.

  3. 3

    Find a website on the Internet that searches for motorcycle VINs using a computer. Your local DMV website often has a motorcycle VIN search option --- or, you can also search for a dirt bike's VIN number on the Analogx website to retrieve your dirt bike's history and records.

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