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I work at a motorcycle dealership in Western North Carolina. We just bought a used 2010 CBR1000RR off of a guy. http://www.mr-***************/new_vehicle_detail.asp?sid=02146417X4K14K2012J5I59I53JPMQ2664R0&veh=149370&pov=2633010 This is it. I do know that a Fireblade and CBR1000RR are the same thing. Some of my co workers did not know that. What I do want to know is if there is any way to tell if this bike really did come from the Canadian market like we are being told by the seller. I know you would think that we would be able to figure this out. They are trusting this guy a little more than I want to. It has fireblade on the panels were CBR1000RR would normally be. Silver and orange was available in the US for 2010 correct? If this was from the Canadian market and the guy truly purchased it somehow would it not be in Km instead of miles? Our sales manager ran the vin through honda and it just showed that it is indeed a 2010 CBR1000RR, but not where it came from? I just don't want to sell this to someone and let them think they are getting a relatively neat bike when indeed it really is just as plain as the others.

(edit: My link isn't working? soo it's at mr-motorcycle dot com used honda bikes)
 

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I work at a motorcycle dealership in Western North Carolina. We just bought a used 2010 CBR1000RR off of a guy. http://www.mr-***************/new_vehicle_detail.asp?sid=02146417X4K14K2012J5I59I53JPMQ2664R0&veh=149370&pov=2633010 This is it. I do know that a Fireblade and CBR1000RR are the same thing. Some of my co workers did not know that. What I do want to know is if there is any way to tell if this bike really did come from the Canadian market like we are being told by the seller. I know you would think that we would be able to figure this out. They are trusting this guy a little more than I want to. It has fireblade on the panels were CBR1000RR would normally be. Silver and orange was available in the US for 2010 correct? If this was from the Canadian market and the guy truly purchased it somehow would it not be in Km instead of miles? Our sales manager ran the vin through honda and it just showed that it is indeed a 2010 CBR1000RR, but not where it came from? I just don't want to sell this to someone and let them think they are getting a relatively neat bike when indeed it really is just as plain as the others.

(edit: My link isn't working? soo it's at mr-motorcycle dot com used honda bikes)

Wouldn't a Canadian VIN tag indicate it complies with Canadian design rules rather than US?
 

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What does a Canadian VIN tag look like? The VIN tag on it that I looked at showed no indication towards one country or another.
 

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What does a Canadian VIN tag look like? The VIN tag on it that I looked at showed no indication towards one country or another.

I have no idea.
Ours show compliance with our Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.
I'm assuming the US and Canada don't have the same motor vehicle standards.
 

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Go to the DMV and get the registration history on it... if it's a dead end than check the Canadian registry.... There are records out there because if you private party sell a vehicle across the border (post 9-11) the vehicle is required to be held and looked over top to bottom at the border... At least that's what I went through when I sold a car to guy in Canada.... you can't just drive it across the border.

Since it's a used vehicle there isn't any red tape with whether or not the bike is street and emmissions legal in the US etc. The car I sold was a corvette with the cats removed and metal tubes welded in replacement lol.

As far as the dash mph... you can switch that back and forth by holding down the button on the dash for 3 seconds (same for Celcius to F).

That is a euro spec color with the "fireblade" instead of "racing" so if you go to honda and the vin matches the euro paint scheme on the bike it's most likely a Canadian bike.

To bad the Euro bikes are programmed weaker for stricter emmessions and they have one tooth less on the rear sprocket too.
 

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Go to the DMV and get the registration history on it... if it's a dead end than check the Canadian registry.... There are records out there because if you private party sell a vehicle across the border (post 9-11) the vehicle is required to be held and looked over top to bottom at the border... At least that's what I went through when I sold a car to guy in Canada.... you can't just drive it across the border.
They don't really look it over at the border. They just make sure all the vins and numbers match up, make sure your RIV fee is paid, then off you go. The actual inspection is done at Canadian Tire (usually) after you get the clearance forms (Form 2) at the border.
 

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I don't believe that it was a private party sell (supposedly). I don't remember the VIN tag saying anything about that. Do the newer Canadian bikes still have stamped VIN tags? This is printed and looks like the rest on every other newer bike in my store. Was this color only on euro spec bikes?
 

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I don't believe that it was a private party sell (supposedly). I don't remember the VIN tag saying anything about that. Do the newer Canadian bikes still have stamped VIN tags? This is printed and looks like the rest on every other newer bike in my store. Was this color only on euro spec bikes?

Maybe just post a photo of the VIN tag and one of the Candians can tell you if theirs is the same.
If the tag is identical to the other US tags you have then I would guess it's a US bike.
What digit does if have after the SC59?
 

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I just don't want to sell this to someone and let them think they are getting a relatively neat bike when indeed it really is just as plain as the others.

(edit: My link isn't working? soo it's at mr-motorcycle dot com used honda bikes)
What makes it "relatively neat" if it's from Canada and plain if it's from the U.S.? :idunno:
 

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The Canadian bike would have cost about 20% more when new. ;)
 

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0 after the Sc59. If it was a Canadian bike then some customers would enjoy that fact because it gives them a neat story about their bike that some people might value. Keep in mind that I'm not saying that I personally think it's super awesome or something. I'll post a pic of the VIN tag after work. So I'm guessing this color was definitely offered in America in 2010? Just trying to verify.
 

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0 after the Sc59. If it was a Canadian bike then some customers would enjoy that fact because it gives them a neat story about their bike that some people might value. Keep in mind that I'm not saying that I personally think it's super awesome or something. I'll post a pic of the VIN tag after work. So I'm guessing this color was definitely offered in America in 2010? Just trying to verify.

SC590 should be US then.
SC591 would be Cali.
I don't know what the market digit is for Canada though - assuming it is different from US.
 
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