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How to tell what year rm I have

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#16
Sick.....I actually want a whole black tank to replace my yellow one. As far as the VIN goes, the frame is still at powdercoater till after wednesday. I'll check out **** to see what I can scrounge up.

Does anyone know where I can get swingarm needle bearings as well? I know there is a company that makes a "universal kit" for about 70 dollars.

Im more than likely going to make another post that shows the progress of the build-up for everyone to see.

Thanks again
 

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#17
i couldnt find a black tank as well so i ended up just throwing graphics over it. Everything was black except my tank. I know you can find basically all black grapgics which should cover it up. Heck maybe even try some krylon fusion spray paint. I use that on a lot of plastics and its great stuff, could be a simple solution for now.
 
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Pivot Works for bearings. 96 - 98 models didn't have inverted forks, so your bike is definitely one of those three years. Look at the fork guards.
 
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I'm having fun with this. You realize all we have to do is wait for the frame to get back from paint, but that would take all the mystery out of it.

Bike is definitely a 96 or 97. 98's didn't have the black plugs on the swingarm. These are to access the shock linkage bolt/nut. This bike looks just like my 96' 250. Forks are gold. Plastics are correct. Never knew what my original seat cover looked like.
 
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kids learning bike

I came across an old yamaha enduro 80, they didn't know the year or the exact model to get the right parts for it, any help is great, the vin # 1TO-018468 the points burnt up and need to fix it, trying to make it my kids first bike :worship:
 
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luggnutt said:
I came across an old yamaha enduro 80, they didn't know the year or the exact model to get the right parts for it, any help is great, the vin # 1TO-018468 the points burnt up and need to fix it, trying to make it my kids first bike :worship:
That looks like the engine code off the engine? Does the bike have a 17 digit vin on the frame near the steering stem?
 
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thats the only number I could find on the goose neck,its got the twin shocks on rear and points so I'm guessing its pre 80's
 
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Bikes usually have the month and year of manufacture as well as the model year on a plate on the stearing stem.
 
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I'm trying to find out what the year of my bike is as well . But my 10th digit is the number 0????? Any thoughts? Thanks
 
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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

Either im blind or stupid or both. But my Rm250s 10th digit is a zero. Can anyone suggest what year it couldbe?
 
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