How to tell what year rm I have

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  1. KERSHAW

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    I purchased a rm 125 from a friend that had it for awhile. I want to find out the year it is so I can start modding. Any help would be greatly appreciated :cool:


     
  2. John Cena

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    Can you post the VIN number?
     
  3. sick 96 250

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    just check the 10 didit of the VIN, here is how the years go......
    A – 1980
    B – 1981
    C – 1982
    D – 1983
    E – 1984
    F – 1985
    G – 1986
    H – 1987
    I – not used
    J – 1988
    K – 1989
    L – 1990
    M – 1991
    N – 1992
    O – not used
    P – 1993
    Q – not used
    R – 1994
    S – 1995
    T – 1996
    U – not used
    V – 1997
    W – 1998
    X – 1999
    Y – 2000
    Z – not used

    Beginning with 2001, numbers are used to designate the model year.

    1 – 2001
    2 – 2002
    3 – 2003
    4 – 2004
    5 – 2005
    6 – 2006
    7 – 2007
    8 – 2008
    9 -- 2009
     
  4. Britt Boyette

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    Your list is really close except, 1980 was the T model and didn't use a letter in the VIN. After that, they did. 1981 was the X model which had the B in the VIN. Plus, it should be the 9th digit or letter just before the numbers. Either way, he needs to post his VIN off of the frame to get the correct year and possibly model.
     
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    didnt know that, i got the list off here from before and just saved it.
     
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    You are right Sir, I stand corrected. My serial number list just shows an underline in the 9th and 11th spot and only says these numbers are determined at the time of manufacture.
     
  9. KERSHAW

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    Thanks for all the help. I just sent the frame out to powdercoat and wont get it back till after monday. Then I'll see what year it is. Basically I'm looking to get all black plastics and a tank but cant find anything because of the year. anyway heres a pic
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  10. berno11

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    That is a 1996 RM125
     

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