I recently bought an 03 YZ450 that was advertised on the board, from a fellow racer. The ad stated that the bike has street legal title; The seller sent me a copy of the title, that checked out with the DMV, along with the fact that that he is an established fellow racer, I felt pretty comfortable about the transaction. I arranged the shipping of the bike. Once I received it, I went to check the VIN against the title - NO VIN number on the frame. I contacted the seller about this problem and he put me in contact with the previous owners. Turns out the bike was involved in an accident and the frame was replaced but the VIN number was not stamped on the replacement. I got the receipt for the frame from the dealership. I contacted every Yamaha dealership in my area and provided them with all the facts and documents. They refuse to stamp the VIN# on the frame due to fear of liability??? The DMV will not register the bike because there is no VIN. I am pretty sure that racing associations don't allow bikes w/out a VIN to race. Mind you I paid top dollar and shipping because it was supposed to be street legal. I contacted the seller because I felt that the bike I got was not what he advertised it to be and wanted to discuss a resolution. I was calm and courteous throughout the conversation, he was not. He offered to take the bike back if I paid for the shipping. Then finally said that it was my problem and he was done with it and hung up. I already paid to ship it once, I just wanted him to pay me back what I paid, and pay for shipping back. I just want to know how would you feel if this happened to you and what would you do? What are the legal repercussions of selling a bike without a VIN. I am keeping names out this because I am hoping the seller realizes that what he has done is wrong and takes the steps to correct this.