I am Chris and I have just joined the forum. Great site, and very useful for the T3 rebuild I am in the middle of. I have had the bike since 1992 and it has been unused for at least a decade.
At least I thought it was a T3. The VIN plate had been painted over so I cleaned it off. This is what I found:
Frame No. VG 163** . The Engine number VE 1015**
I looked up the number plate on the internet and found that someone claimed to have owned a V5 1000 with the same reg sometime in the distant past.
The frame tables suggest that it is a G5 Convert, and the engine number does not seem to conform to any frame number that I can find (VE frame numbers start at VE 111, my engine number starts at VE 101 )
V 1000 I Convert VG 11111 - VG 25693
V 1000 G5 VG 18744 - VG 25693
1000 SP & 1000 SP-NT VG 18781 - VG 25693
I will take the heads off at some later point and measure the barrels.From memory I think they are 83 mm but I could be wrong.
Can anyone tell me if the frame and engine numbers should match, and whether the VG frame suffix and VE engine number mean that the bike is a hybrid.