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VIN on my 2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450

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The VIN on my 2018 Kodiak 450 is not where it's supposed to be. I bought this used. Is there another "hidden" location where I can find it? Need the number for insurance co. Thanks in advance.

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Where are you looking? Lower front left frame rail ?  

99% of Yamahas are stamped into the frame in the location i mentioned. Take a look its there. 

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Mine is also on lower front  left outside. Hard to see.

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It took me some time to locate mine as well. Lower Left frame rail, about 4-6 inches behind the fender, for me. Problem was, I kept overlooking it due to how banged up the stamp was.

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