It gets asked so often, and the answer is always the same. You would be surprised at how many people are not sure what year their bike or atv is. This is important to know for parts, and if you plan on buying/selling in the future!
What year is my dirt bike?
The frame is easy.
Find the VIN number stamped on your frame.
The VIN is located on the front part of your bike just below the bars.
COUNT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 10 CHARACTERS. Compare the 10th 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.
If your10th digit is a “3″, look at the chart and find “3″.
Your bike is a 2003.
1980 = A 1981 = B 1982 = C 1983 = D 1984 = E 1985 = F
1986 = G 1987 = H 1988 = J 1989 = K 1990 = L 1991 = M
1992 = N 1993 = P 1994 = R 1995 = S 1996 = T 1997 = V
1998 = W 1999 = X 2000 = Y 2001 = 1 2002 = 2 2003 = 3
2004 = 4 2005 = 5 2006 = 6 2007 = 7 2008 = 8 2009 = 9
At least now you know what year your frame is.
How do you know if your engine is the same year as your frame? To answer that, you better get a VIN check done first to make sure you have not just purchased a stolen bike!
See you on the trails!