Hey Cajun, I think the reason why the import wouldn't work is because that vin # would show up not sold in the USA. However if the lady at the counter is talking to her kids on the phone while she handles your paper work, it may go thru. If it goes thru once ,it's here for good.
When I bought my 919 last month, the Insurance lady was talking on the phone while she copied my paperwork as I watched. A week later I got a letter that said the State and the insurance were at odds about the bike being a legal vin #. I took the Sales slip and the insurance card and and looked at the bike headtube vin# and sure enough, the lady didn't type what she looked at. Easy to straighten out. The manager said that happens a lot when someone reads the # over the phone. Yes it does I said. She was on the phone with someone else while I stood at the counter and watched her.