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what year is my rm 250?

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i picked up a rm 250 for next to nothing,it needs a few things but i dont know what year it is.
the serial in
js1rj12a9c2101136

can the year be determined from this number?
Thanks
 
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i had a 89 rm250 and the serial was 83746h3274j526897 the last 3 numbers are 897 on my 89 rm250 thats how the guy at the bike shop told me but on your i cant figure it out. sorry
 
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kxrider125,

winchcable is correct, it's a 1982 bike.

Try these sites for VIN id's, they helped me alot.

http://www.analogx.com/cgi-bin/cgivin.exe

http://auto.consumerguide.com/vhr/index.cfm/act/freereport

http://www.autocheck.com/autocheck/1_autocheck/jsp/home.jsp?&_209=8&_414=0040252696qIa2P8GKuAS7AmY1GDud

I found this parts sites to be very helpul as well. They have lots of exploded drawing and you can order parts too.

http://www.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/OEM.asp

Hope this is helpful, Steve.
 

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winchcable is right your bike is a 1982 vintage.
look for the numbers on the steering head and it goes like this
steering head of frame #'s find the 10th digit B=1981 C=1982 D=1983 E=1984 F=1985 G=1986 H=1987 J=1988 K=1989 L=1990 M=1991 n=1992 P=1993 R=1994 S=1995 T= 1996 V=1997 W=1998 X=1999
Not sure beyond 99.
 

a454elk

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y=2000
then it starts at "1" for 01, "2" for 02 and so on. ;)
 
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another good site that is good for vintage zuki's is www.suzukionly.net . They have a lot of stuff to help you out. And by an old article on that site, i guess your bike is one of the fastest moto bikes out there. They said that they had to tune it down in 1983 because there were too many people complaining about the power.