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Honda year model from VIN?
« on: June 15, 2016, 05:17:32 pm »
Guys, I'm sukkeling with a real Dog who wants to know the year model of the 230 I'm selling. Nataller, julle ken.

I got this number off the neck of the bike, hope it is the VIN, and that someone can tell me the year.
9c2me09u27r702488
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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 06:51:09 pm »
Leon,,  they normally have the year of production on the frame head as well.
Mine has a sticker on the downtube. Mine is a 2008 model.  No: 9c2meo9u58r702356
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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 06:51:40 pm »
Hi Leon

I'm unable to get a complete history, but this is what I did find

9c2 - Manufactured in Brazil

me09u - This is the part that seems to be incorrect... I can't find any info. This is the vehicle description code.

2 - Check digit to ensure all VIN's are unique

7 - Year of manufacture - this bike was built in 2007 according to this number

r - Built in Manaus, Brazil

702488 - Sequence number of this particular bike.

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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 06:54:08 pm »
Those numbers are quite close..
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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 06:58:31 pm »
Does the year really matter?  They haven't changed since built
..only cosmetics, plastics,etc.
The important thing is that oil has been changed regularly IMHO. :thumleft:
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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 07:30:31 am »
Does the year really matter?  They haven't changed since built
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The important thing is that oil has been changed regularly IMHO. :thumleft:
I guess the year matters to a buyer, tells them how many years of abuse the bike has had.
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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 07:31:14 am »
Thanks all, I'll check the downpipe on the neck, but for now I'll assume it's a 2007
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Re: Honda year model from VIN?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 04:24:42 pm »
Leon

I phoned Honda with the VIN no of my 230 and they could tell me the year and the dealership it was even sold at new
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