U.S. D.O.T. / FEDERAL
VEHICLE MANUFACTURER
LICENSE AGENCY

MANUFACTURER VIN NUMBERS


Chuck Bauman, Licensing Consultant

Motorcycle and Trailer Manufacturers Licensing Agency





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VIN Number Information for Licensed Motorcycle Manufacturers

US DOT Federal Motorcycle and Vehicle Manufacturing License Info

GET YOUR FEDERAL MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER LICENSE
Motorcycle manufacturers need to generate and issue for each vehicle a special Vehicle Identification Number, commonly abbreviated to VIN. This is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles. Before 1980, there was not an accepted standard for these numbers, so different manufacturers used different formats.

Modern day VINs consist of 17 characters.

Part of the process of becoming a Federal DOT licensed motorcycle manufacturer is to submit to NHTSA's VIN coordinator your company's VIN number scheme. This is a formula to determine and decode your motorcycles' VIN numbers.

As part of my job as your consultant I will establish as simple of a VIN scheme for you that I can and I will get you the information to understand it and enable you to accurate encode your VIN numbers. I am always available for any questions though of course.

For most chopper builders -- who will produce fewer than 1000 motorcycles per year.

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Sample Motorcycle VIN Label






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