How do I find out what year my dirt bike is?

How do I find out what year my dirt bike is?

Once you have the tenth digit from the VIN, you’ll need to consult a VIN decoder chart to be sure of the dirt bike’s year of manufacture because the numbers and/or letters aren’t sequential. The letter I, O, and Q are not used in any VINs at all, and the letter U and Z along with the 0 (zero) are not used for the 10th digit model year code.

Where do I find the VIN number on a 1997 bike?

The VIN is located on the front part of your bike just below the bars. COUNT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 10 CHARACTERS. Compare the 10 th character of your VIN with the chart below. If your 10th digit is a "V", look at the chart and find "V". Your bike is a 1997.

Can you buy a used dirt bike with a VIN number?

Buying a used dirt bike in good mechanical condition is only part of the total equation. Making sure the dirt bike isn’t stolen is the other part, and the dirt bike’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can help determine if the used dirt bike you’re buying is legit. What is a dirt bike VIN?

What does the 10th digit mean on a dirt bike VIN number?

The 10th digit of the VIN (counting from the left) denotes the model year of the vehicle. The model year is different than the production year. If a dirt bike was manufactured in January 2018 and hits the showroom floor by October 2018, they’re one in the same.