how can i tell what year my bike is??


20 replies to this topic
  • wannarace777

Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:34 PM

#1

Hi all bit of a silly question here just bought a yzf250 and was told it is a 03 model but how can i tell what year it is?
Cheers Dave

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  • Taylors

Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:36 PM

#2

Ck the 10th digit in the vin, it should be a 3 for a 2003 model

  • wannarace777

Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:41 PM

#3

thanks for your help, mine starts with CG can i work it out from that?
Cheers Dave

  • greyhd

Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:21 PM

#4

03s had 46mm forks, 04/5 have 48mms.

  • av

Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:44 PM

#5

thanks for your help, mine starts with CG can i work it out from that?
Cheers Dave


List your VIN number, mine is in the picture below, notice that the 10th character counting from left to right is the year -> i.e. 6 for 2006, that character is right before the production unit number, i.e. A005294, mine was the 5294th bike that came of the assembly line destined for the USA.

Since you're in England, your VIN may look differently, post it and maybe we can figure it out - or call your dealer and ask them how to get the year from reading the VIN, hopefully they will know.

http://av-motorcycle...ls/IMGP3495.JPG

  • MX813

Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:58 PM

#6

Very cool. Now I know I have the 620th 04 yz250F...ah...now if it would run.

  • GYTRthumper623

Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:05 PM

#7

you could call up a yamaha rep with your VIN # and he or she will tell you the year

  • Justin89

Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:24 AM

#8

For future, you could tell that the 2001-2002 yzf's have different shrouds and side panels than the 2003-2005. Also, it should have the make and model on the top of the frame by the dip stick. :applause:

  • wannarace777

Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:00 PM

#9

my vin is XCG10C016758X
would be great help if you could work that one out

  • 250Thumpher

Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:28 PM

#10

Is that the vin on the motor or on the frame?

Regardless where it was made, the jin should start with JYACG

Look on the steering tube on the right hand side. If it does not start with JYAC, just do everyone a favor and call a rep, or even call the dealership.

  • wannarace777

Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:12 PM

#11

yes that is the vin , will try a dealer tomorrow

  • av

Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:14 PM

#12

Is that the vin on the motor or on the frame?

Regardless where it was made, the jin should start with JYACG

Look on the steering tube on the right hand side. If it does not start with JYAC, just do everyone a favor and call a rep, or even call the dealership.


The identifier on my case doesn't look like that either... Not sure how to read your VIN wannarace777 - sorry, check with your dealer... :applause:

http://av-motorcycle...or/IMGP3791.JPG

  • 250Thumpher

Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:16 PM

#13

CG10C016758 is an 11 digit code, whereas the engine vin is 11 digits as well...

  • 250Thumpher

Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:43 PM

#14

Actually, here's a way to find out:

Look on the carb on the left hand side. You will see numbers and letters engraved into the carb. What is this number?

Look at the kickstarter and you should see 3 letters/numbers on the shaft (most likely starting with a 5) What is this code?

-Phill

  • ktm868

Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:01 PM

#15

yo honda dude what r u doin get out of here

  • ItzBACON

Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:46 PM

#16

a VIN will be 17 digits long. If you don't have 17 digits in your number, it's not the VIN

  • SherpaHead

Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:58 PM

#17

The VIN will be the number on the frame. You want to check the 10th digit
there as stated previously. That will give the year for most any bike except a
real antique. We have a chart that shows the years for what the 10th digit
is down at the bike shop. That info must be available somewhere on the web
as well.

  • Justin89

Posted 08 March 2007 - 09:40 PM

#18

yo honda dude what r u doin get out of here


Or else what...I have a yzf too bro.

  • wannarace777

Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:43 AM

#19

here is my carb number 5sg2-10qa16
and kick start is 5NL

  • RallyImprezive

Posted 18 March 2007 - 12:08 PM

#20

yo honda dude what r u doin get out of here


that was pretty lame.




 
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