Something's wrong with the VIN codes

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  • SureBlue

Posted April 04, 2005 - 12:23 PM


I never checked my bikes until now and it does not make sense, maybe the earlier posted only applies for WR's??

My frame numbers:

'04 450 is: CJ05C-00034?
'02 426 was: CJ01C-03073?
'03 TTR125 is: CE12Y-00163?
'03 TTR90 was: CB03W-01459?
'05 YZ125 is: JYACE15C00000935?
'05 YZ85 is: JYACB09C00000140?

The last ?-mark is a number.

Someone, any idea what is wrong? :naughty:
To get this right helps the one who is in need of determining the year of his bike. I really can't get the below to fit my bikes.

Earlier posted:

The tenth digit/letter in the yamaha VIN is the year of manufacture.
The letters I, O, Q, U, Z are not used to avoid confusion with numbers.
1980 A
1981 B
1982 C
1983 D
1984 E
1985 F
1986 G
1987 H
1988 J
1989 K
1990 L
1991 M
1992 N
1993 P
1994 R
1995 S
1996 T
1997 V
1998 W
1999 X
2000 Y
2001 1
2002 2
2003 3
2004 4
2005 5

Everything that follows the year digit/letter is the serial number, i.e. a sequential value that shows when the bike came off a given production line.

so, "JYACH01W3WA001674"
is a 1998 (W) model WR400F, and this was the 1674'th bike produced from production line "A".

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