Just wondering, does anyone here know if the XR250 (2006) can take an XR400 engine without problem? Are both, frames and other parameters identical? Thanks guys.KZ wrote: Went up 200km to check out the bike. Bike looked clean, ran fine. I said I'll take it, let's see the papers. He handed me a green book that looked like it was 20 years old. On the cover were several crossed out license plate numbers, and a big red stamp in thai I couldn't read. First page said Honda, 250cc, year 2536. The owner was #5, and on that page it said 400cc. In the back of the book was a stamp which stated that there was a new engine in the bike; numbers matched with the new 397cc engine. The frame numbers matched, too, and looked good.
I told the owner I wouldn't buy it because I don't know if it would be possible to get it transferred into my name. He'd be gone by then, never to return. I could ride the bike leaving the paperwork the way it is, but what if I ever wanted to sell it? No thanks.
I told him to mention to the other guy who is coming down from BKK next day that the bike has a recycled book; would just be fair. It's a good price, maybe he'll buy it anyway.
Does anybody have any experience with reregistering a bike with a recycled book?