I how do I tell what year cr250


18 replies to this topic
  • Eric1231

Posted December 20, 2010 - 03:57 PM

#1

I am looking at a 1999-2005 cr250. The owner ad said it was 2005 then he said somebody told him that it was 1999-2002. If I remember correctly the first 6 numbers in the vin tell the year. Is there any other way to tell the year of the bike?

  • HrcRacing

Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:01 PM

#2

If it's a 2005 it will have a 5 in the 10th digit of the VIN and will be followed by a letter (e.g., 5M....). If he doesn't know the year he likely doesn't have a MSO/title so, if it were me, I'd pass.

  • KcDavis

Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:16 PM

#3

Pictures help too. There is a lot of differences between the first gen alloy frames and the third gen.

  • 679

Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:38 PM

#4

1999 is still steel frame.
2000 is about the same as 2001 but 2001 has a mikuni carb stock. 2000 is khine? i dont know how to spell it.
2002 has a much more contoured frame (2nd gen), cooler looking plastics. Just the easiest ways to tell. can you post a link to the ad or some pics or something?

  • YHGEORGE

Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:39 PM

#5

Why not look at the tag on the steering head. It is CLEARLY stated. And the motors are so different as to be impossible to not tell the diff in a pre 02 to anything after 02.

  • KcDavis

Posted December 20, 2010 - 05:42 PM

#6

1999 is still steel frame.
2000 is about the same as 2001 but 2001 has a mikuni carb stock. 2000 is khine? i dont know how to spell it.
2002 has a much more contoured frame (2nd gen), cooler looking plastics. Just the easiest ways to tell. can you post a link to the ad or some pics or something?


Say What?!?

97-99 CR250 - Gen 1 Aluminum Frame
00-01 CR250 - Gen 2
02-07 CR250 - Gen 3

96 was the last steel framed CR250 and 97 was the last steel framed CR125.

  • MotoGuido

Posted December 20, 2010 - 10:24 PM

#7

Say What?!?

97-99 CR250 - Gen 1 Aluminum Frame
00-01 CR250 - Gen 2
02-07 CR250 - Gen 3

96 was the last steel framed CR250 and 97 was the last steel framed CR125.


X2 This is the exact correct answer to the question.

  • Rogue

Posted December 20, 2010 - 11:03 PM

#8

Try this link, it has all the CR's in it.
http://www.motorera....250r/cr250r.htm

  • 679

Posted December 21, 2010 - 09:12 AM

#9

Say What?!?

97-99 CR250 - Gen 1 Aluminum Frame
00-01 CR250 - Gen 2
02-07 CR250 - Gen 3

96 was the last steel framed CR250 and 97 was the last steel framed CR125.


Oh shit i knew that. i feel like a dumbass now

  • YHGEORGE

Posted December 21, 2010 - 05:50 PM

#10

Oh shit i knew that. i feel like a dumbass now


You'll fit right in!:excuseme:

  • Yamiryder

Posted December 21, 2010 - 06:00 PM

#11

You'll fit right in!:excuseme:


:lol:nice one:thumbsup:

  • crimson22s

Posted December 21, 2010 - 07:36 PM

#12

i could tell you right away what year it is if i was a picture.... 97 and below has steel frames, 98-99 had the 1st gen aluminum frames (they looked kind of box shaped and the number plate panels went up towards the middle of the bike, 2000-2001 had the 2nd gen aluminum frames looks a little more upright and rounded out just a tad, and 2002-2007 had the slits in the shrouds and the frame looks more contoured.

  • KcDavis

Posted December 21, 2010 - 08:31 PM

#13

i could tell you right away what year it is if i was a picture.... 97 and below has steel frames, 98-99 had the 1st gen aluminum frames (they looked kind of box shaped and the number plate panels went up towards the middle of the bike, 2000-2001 had the 2nd gen aluminum frames looks a little more upright and rounded out just a tad, and 2002-2007 had the slits in the shrouds and the frame looks more contoured.


I presume you are talking about 125's with your steel frame timeline?

Otherwise:

97-99 CR250 - Gen 1 Aluminum Frame
00-01 CR250 - Gen 2
02-07 CR250 - Gen 3

96 was the last steel framed CR250 and 97 was the last steel framed CR125.



  • JJRace

Posted December 21, 2010 - 08:35 PM

#14

98 is the first year of the aluminum frame in the 125s

  • r0bert220

Posted December 22, 2010 - 12:19 AM

#15

10th Digit Model Year
Z 1979
A 1980
B 1981
C 1982
D 1983
E 1984
F 1985
G 1986
H 1987
J 1988
K 1989
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
S 1995
T 1996
V 1997
W 1998
X 1999
Y 2000
1 2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009
A 2010

Just my opinion, if someone doesn't know if they have a 97 or an 07 I run away as fast as I can.

  • crimson22s

Posted December 22, 2010 - 01:36 PM

#16

[quote name='KcDavis']I presume you are talking about 125's with your steel frame timeline?

yeah sorry about that i am usually more into the 125's and know alot about them.... i have a 02 cr 125 and have taken the thing apart numerous times. i know a little about the 250's but i pay more attention to the 125's

  • BlackCR25098

Posted July 09, 2012 - 03:15 PM

#17

Just my opinion, if someone doesn't know if they have a 97 or an 07 I run away as fast as I can.


What year it is is irrelevant. This gentlemen above hit the nail on the head!! lolol Just that simple fact he has no clue gives away soo much info about the bike's condition.

/thread

Edited by BlackCR25098, July 09, 2012 - 03:16 PM.


  • YHGEORGE

Posted July 09, 2012 - 03:44 PM

#18

Yep!

  • robfromga

Posted July 09, 2012 - 05:59 PM

#19

http://www.tacomawor...ival-batman.jpg





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