How old is this XR

I'm in Dubai at the moment and am looking at buying a XR 650. No one is sure if it is an L or an R. is there any obvious differences. Can you tell from the chassis no.JH2RE01A33K230020.Will be grateful for any help.

the only thing the L and R share are the xr650, the L is a stroked 600r, air cooled factory dualsport, the R is a whole new water cooled xr which replaced the 600r as a desert racer

Thanks for that it's all i needed to know.

And the L is a much better bike...

*ok just kidding*

dont start flaming...lol :ride:

It is a 2003 made in Kumamoto Japan that i do know, the model is an xr650r i think from those numbers.But it is definitely an 03.

It is a 2003 made in Hammamatsu Japan that i do know, the model is an xr650r i think from those numbers.But it is definitely an 03.

Care to share with the class how you know that from the info given? :ride:

i remember seeing something somewhere on how to read honda VIN's

JH2=Japan

RE01A= xr650 series,I know RE01U is an xr650r, i think RE01A = an L?

3=check digit means F.A.

3=2003 before 2000 these where a letter eg a X was a 99 a W was a 98

K=Kumamoto factory

Next 6 numbers are serial numbers

Mescalin have edited it so it is as good as i can work it out.

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