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Old 15th April 2010, 14:52   #1
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Today, I went to see a 1978 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 for my cousin. The bike was superb, but when I checked the RC book and insurance papers, I found that the Chassis and Engine numbers were the same!!! The owner insists that it is like that!!! Should we go ahead with the purchase? My cousin has to transfer this Pune-registered bike to Delhi. Will this create any probems? Help me out guys
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Old 15th April 2010, 16:46   #2
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As far as I know the frame and engine no. should match, three of my Enfields do.
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Thanks Elan, I guess my cousin can buy the Bull without any worries now!!!
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@elan23 - You mean to say that the chasis Number = Engine number in you Bullet?
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Also possible that only the last few digits are common. Check it out.
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My bike has the same engine and chassis number.
Its a 2003 ThunderBird.
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The chassis number starts with B, then number eg 172766 (not the actual number), then 8 C or G (not sure) X.
The engine number is also: 172766.
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mine has the same i have a 1977 bullet. and transfering the Pune to delhi may be a problem. cause offlately the vehicles that are 15 years or older are not being registered in delhi. but yes he certainly can ride it around if he has a proper RC, insurance and a polution and it does not matter whoes name they are on.

another question is your cousin not able to find a bike in delhi?
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The chassis number starts with B, then number eg 172766 (not the actual number), then 8 C or G (not sure) X.
The engine number is also: 172766.
I think it is possible. My ikon has the same chasis and engine number though there are more numbers and alphabets in the chasis number as in your case.
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another question is your cousin not able to find a bike in delhi?
No, he has been hunting for quiet some time in Delhi. He told me that Delhi bikes don't have authentic parts (read Punjab spares). And this bike is an army bike, green in colour and the owner is asking for only 30K
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Today, I went to see a 1978 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 for my cousin. The bike was superb, but when I checked the RC book and insurance papers, I found that the Chassis and Engine numbers were the same!!! The owner insists that it is like that!!! Should we go ahead with the purchase? My cousin has to transfer this Pune-registered bike to Delhi. Will this create any probems? Help me out guys
Dear I had a YamahaRX 100 with same engine and chassis nos. it is a just coincidence I brought the bike used for 5 years and sold it recently. NO PROBLEMS JUST GO AHEAD.
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My Thunderbird(2005) too has the same Engine & Chassis number.
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This is why I love this site, so many replies within a span of 8 hours. Thank you Bhpians. Now, my cus can buy the Bull without any worries!!!
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Wow that's something new that I learned today, got to check my RTR numbers too
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Mine's the same too!

@Leepower: Please let me know if you know of any other good 350 deals in Pune. My cousin wants one, I am in Delhi and he in Pune. :P
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