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  • mcplus

    TT Newbie

8 posts
Location: Belize

Posted February 04, 2011 - 03:16 PM


Hi.
This is my first post here, let's hope someone can help me.

I have a TTR 125, it was given to me with no paperwork, It's in bad shape and I would like to fix it up.
Problem I am having is identifying the year.
On the label on the neck it just has "YAM 1C60223" Made in Brazil.
The Engine Number is G341E-005817.
Can anyone tell me what year this is PLEASE!!!!!!
It has no kick start only electric.
Also the exhaust comes out from the left side of the head and then crosses over to run on the right side of the bike. I have noticed when looking for an exhaust they show it on the opposite side??

Thanks to anyone that can help.

  • davidl9999

    TT Addict

3,907 posts
Location: California

Posted February 04, 2011 - 03:22 PM


That VIN seems too short, although Yamaha did release shorter VINs in the past. The year on the 17-digit VIN is the 10th digit from the left, but if that's the case, then there's no room for the production serial number (the extra digits on the right that are unique to each frame) in your VIN.
http://www.motoverse.../vin/yamaha.asp

  • Olalla7700

    TT Gold Member

1,377 posts
Location: Washington

Posted February 04, 2011 - 06:16 PM


Also the exhaust comes out from the left side of the head and then crosses over to run on the right side of the bike. I have noticed when looking for an exhaust they show it on the opposite side??

If the exhaust is opposite of the pictures, then you're not dealing with any TTR125 I've ever seen. The exhaust has been routed the same way since they started production in 2000.

Even if a TTR has e-start, it still has a kick starter. The old TT's had the exhaust routed the way you say you have... but they only had a kick starter.

-Kerry

  • mcplus

    TT Newbie

8 posts
Location: Belize

Posted February 05, 2011 - 08:14 AM


Here are some pictures taken when the bike was in good condition.
If shows the exhaust on the RIGHT hand side and there is no kick start...

So what have I got??????? Please help, I would like to order the parts to get this running again.

http://www.flickr.co...N05/5418898922/

  • mcplus

    TT Newbie

8 posts
Location: Belize

Posted February 05, 2011 - 09:08 AM


Ok so i finally found the VIN.
9C6CG19Y7250005708.
So does this mean I have a 2005, model CG197 ??

  • YZEtc

    TT Addict

3,364 posts
Location: Connecticut

Posted February 05, 2011 - 12:04 PM


Looks a lot like a TT-R230 from those not-so-good pics. :thumbsup:

  • mcplus

    TT Newbie

8 posts
Location: Belize

Posted February 05, 2011 - 05:19 PM


Thanks for all your ideas, Looks like I might have got myself a TTR 230.....
Anyway to make sure? like with the engine number? G341E-005817.

The guy who owned it did say it was a TTR 125, but here on the island where I live, the council have limited all bikes to 125cc, so it is possible he told people it was 125 to slip through the law......

  • davidl9999

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3,907 posts
Location: California

Posted February 05, 2011 - 07:43 PM


I cant decode that 18-digit VIN, but it does indeed look like a TTR-230.

  • yamabice

    TT Member

47 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted February 05, 2011 - 07:55 PM


It's definitely a TT-R230. Both the "1C6" and the "G341E" indicate that it's a TT-R230.

I'm not totally sure of the year, but it might be a 2007 model.

  • yamabice

    TT Member

47 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted February 05, 2011 - 08:06 PM


OK, I didn't see that you posted the full VIN. Based on that, here's the breakdown:

Region: 9 (South America)
Country: C (Brazil)
Manufacturer: 6 (Yamaha Brazil)
Model: CG19Y (TT-R230)
Year: 2 (2002)
Serial Number: 000570 (570)

So, you have a 2002 Yamaha TT-R230, which was the 570th unit manufactured in 2002 by Yamaha in Brazil

  • yamabice

    TT Member

47 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted February 05, 2011 - 08:12 PM


Wait a sec, you have an 18-character VIN. Can you double-check it? It's only supposed to be 17 characters. I think the number is OK up until the code for the year, which throws the rest of the thing off.

  • mcplus

    TT Newbie

8 posts
Location: Belize

Posted February 06, 2011 - 08:18 AM


:thumbsup:

Here is the correct VIN:- 9C6CG19Y250005708.

Sorry about that.......:lol:

You guys are great, never thought I would get such a response.

  • yamabice

    TT Member

47 posts
Location: Ohio

Posted February 06, 2011 - 11:33 AM


OK , now that you have the correct VIN, here's the decoded info:

Region: 9 (South America)
Country: C (Brazil)
Manufacturer: 6 (Yamaha Brazil)
Model: CG19Y (TT-R230)
Check Digit: 2 (Valid)
Year: 5 (2005)
Serial Number: 005708 (5708)

You have a 2005 Yamaha TT-R230T, which is the 5,708th unit manufactured in Brazil by Yamaha.

  • mcplus

    TT Newbie

8 posts
Location: Belize

Posted February 06, 2011 - 05:28 PM


OK , now that you have the correct VIN, here's the decoded info:

Region: 9 (South America)
Country: C (Brazil)
Manufacturer: 6 (Yamaha Brazil)
Model: CG19Y (TT-R230)
Check Digit: 2 (Valid)
Year: 5 (2005)
Serial Number: 005708 (5708)

You have a 2005 Yamaha TT-R230T, which is the 5,708th unit manufactured in Brazil by Yamaha.

Thanks, now I can start to locate some parts and get this running again.

  • Dirtybyrd

    TT Newbie

2 posts
Location: South Carolina

Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:08 PM


I am interested in buying a yamaha ttr 230 and was told it is a 2013. I wanna know if the tenth digit is suppose to a 3 or are the ninth and tenth digit suppose to be 13.

  • YZEtc

    TT Addict

3,364 posts
Location: Connecticut

Posted February 26, 2015 - 02:40 AM


On a Yamaha motorcycle sold in the USA, the 10th digit of the 17-digit VIN tells the model year.

2013 model year = D.

What's your 10th digit?



  • Dirtybyrd

    TT Newbie

2 posts
Location: South Carolina

Posted February 26, 2015 - 10:34 AM


I haven't bought it yet but was gonna look at it Saturday and just making sure I got my ducks in a row. Someone told me to check this because people are passing them off as other models.




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