- Sep 11, 2020
Hey Gents. While living in the UK during the 1990s I bought a Fastback. The registration documents showed Engine Serial Number 20M3S135392 and Frame no. 135392. She had the headstock plate showing the Frame number, but she did not have the stenciled engine serial number (see the attached picture). I was soon transferred back to the USA and with raising childern, work, moves and other bikes, the Fastback didn't get much attention. Now like many of us I find myself early "retired" with a bit of time on my hands until things pick up again (hopefully!). In the meantime I'm working on resurrecting the Commando and I'm curious as to your thoughts on the "missing" engine serial number. What do you think may have happened here? Perhaps the cases were replaced with brand new and not stenciled? Or maybe your aware of some other twist with the Engine Serial Number stenciling during this time period? I never got the bike re-titled here in Texas when I moved back, but plan to do so now and I have to take her to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a visual as part of the new title process. I suspect they will be satisfied with just the headstock plate frame number, or at least I hope so. Appreciate any insights you all may have. Thanks!