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I purchased my SV in February and just last week I got a letter in the mail from the DMV. It had a copy of the previous owners registration and a copy of the paperwork that was submitted to get the bike in my name. The weird thing is... the previous owner stated that the bike had 42k+ miles on the bike. When I bought it it only had 4,635 miles on it according to the odometer reading. Can the odometers be messed with to adjust mileage and such?

I am hoping that they can't because if they can, I am going to get into touch with the previous owner to verify if they actually put that mileage on the bike. And then see what actions I can take with the dealership and such, I love the bike but I wouldn't of bought it if it had 42k+ miles on it.


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Mark
 

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I noticed that when my speedo stopped reading for a few days it didn't clock any of the miles I had ridden during the time that it wasn't reading. If he was scandalous he could have just detached it and road the **** out of it ;D
 

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Similar thing happend when I bought my SV. Previous owner put 81000 instead of 8100 on the title transfer form. It would have been hard to have a 2 year old bike with 80k miles on it. But in NC I had to get a notarized letter stating that the actual odometer reading was x,xxx at the time of sale and that the number on the title was an error. Fairly simple fix. I would check with the seller to make sure an extra 0 didn't get tagged on, and then talk to the people at the DMV as far as what you need to do to correct the mileage.
 
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