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Old 04-26-2008, 07:27 PM
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Default How to check the year of manufacture from the frame number?

Hey guys I heard that some people can tell the real year of manufacture of a bike by looking at the frame number, is that true? How do I verify the year of manufacture on my KLX250 using the frame number?

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Old 04-26-2008, 07:38 PM
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Mine's a H7. So it's 2007.
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It just flat out lists it most of the time. Look on the steering head.
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My frame number is LX250E-A09263.. Its written on the steering stem part of the frame.. Anyone know to read the year of manufacture?
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:39 AM
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My frame number is LX250E-A09263.. Its written on the steering stem part of the frame.. Anyone know to read the year of manufacture?
That sounds like the engine number. The frame # aka VIN is 17 digits. The 10th digit is the model year, ie 6=2006.

The 2nd digit is the manufacturer, ie K=Kawasaki

The 1st digit is the country of origin. I thought our bike was made in Malaysia or something but my first digit is J, ie J=Japan. [&:]
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That is the frame number, the engine number is different :S Mine is made in Japan too.. And bought it Japan too..

Heres my Engine number seperately - LX250DEA11108..

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Could someone please tell me exactly where the vin is written on klx250? The frame number i stated is written where the steering goes through on the frame..
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That is where the VIN is placed. The Engine number is on the engine.
I'm pretty sure the 10th digit on the VIN is descriptive of the year.
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But then mine doesnt state a real vin number?
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