I how do I tell what year cr250

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?

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

You'll fit right in!:excuseme:

You'll fit right in!:excuseme:

:lol:nice one:thumbsup:

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Edited by BlackCR25098

Yep!

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