Suzuki RM 250 driving me mad - HELP!!

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Hello all..

This question will probably make you all ROTFL.. I guess..

Anyhow..
I've been turning my head 360 degrees around my bike, but still I can't find any sign of VIN-number or identification signs..

Where am I supposed to look? This is driving me crazy since I have seven other bikes which almost flashes the engine number and frame number..

Please.. Anyone..

I've seen a few pictures of different models, and this is for sure a bike between '76-'83.. I've got the "old" model of seat, and what I think, this might be a 83 year model, but I really need to know..

I've seen a few models, but is there no RM 250 manufactured between 1979-1982? Found on the internet models starting on '76 to '77 and then '78.. and then a big jump to '83.

I would love some kind of help.
I really need to find out the year of this little baby to be able to restore it in perfect condition.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this!

/Peter
 

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Usually it is at the stearing stem. Behind the front number plate. If the frame has been painted many times it may be hard to find.
 

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If I recall, way back then, there used to be a "soft" metal plate that was glued to the frame on the steering stem or just below that had the model and VIN imprinted. Maybe it has been removed.
 
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Alright... So it should be placed at the same location as with Yamaha YZ for instance...

The frame is blue, which I don't think it was from the beginning..

The clock is right now 4am and it's -8 degrees (celcius) here.. Damn... Alright... I will need to run out to the garage again! :o)

Another quick question though... My english sucks, but I guess it's a bit better than your swedish... Anyhow.. "Stem"..? What is "stem"?

Thank you guys for helping out..

/Peter
 

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The "stem" is the portion of the frame where your upper and lower fork clamps are attached. Just below your handlebars. BTW your english is very good.
 

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One more thing, the temps here in Chicago are about -14C. So stop complaining :eek: . I have been to Stockholm twice, nice country.
 
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Aah.. Great!

Thank you for your prompt reply.
I'll run out to the bike and try to scratch/rub off the paint..

Hopefully I'll be back within a few minutes to tell you that I found the number..

Well.. I can make my self understood, and that's probably all I need..

BRB!!

/Peter
 
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FOUNT IT!!! *THANKS!* :eek:

RM250-101068

Now for the hard part.. Where can I find out what year this bike is now when I got the serial?

/Peter
 

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I have no idea! :ugg: Maybe someone knows how. Good luck.
Farval!
 
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No worries mate!

You've been more than helpfull! :)
Thanks!!!

I'll contact a Swedish retailer tomorrow to see if they can help me find out the exact year..

I still belive it's '83 years model, but I don't know for sure...

Again, Thank You!

..and.. See you later!

Farväl :yeehaw: (Bye!)

/Peter
 

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Malevolent77 said:
...The clock is right now 4am and it's -8 degrees (celcius) here.. Damn... Alright... I will need to run out to the garage again! :o)...
:) Obsessive compulsion. That's one thing we dirt bikers have in common :thumb:
The stearing stem is where the triple clamp pivots from the frame. It's the big metal tube welded in front of the frame.
 

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Usually with that type of number it's prior to 1981, but, being from out of the US, it may not. Calling the dealer will help, but definately check with a local one.