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Vin decode for European KX 250, 99-02?

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Hey, I wonder if anyone here could help me. I'm trying to check my bike year from the VIN but it doesn't work.

The VIN look like this:

JKAKX250LLAxxxxxx

 

The engine code is:

 

KX250LE0|xxxx

 

10th digit is supposed to be the model year, but according to this VIN the bike would be year '90 when it is definitely from the 99-02 era. I just can't figure out the specific year.

It´s a European bike, but those should still have the same digit for the year, right?

Not one online VIN decoder recognizes those VIN and i can´t find any europeans vin decoder.

Edited by Doi

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The 4 digits on the cylinder will narrow down the year.  You can also do things like measure the fork tubes.  48mm for '02, 46mm for 99-01. 2000 and 2001 are basically the same. The 99's have a condensor mounted on the frame somewhere.  Look at the parts diagrams under "Generator".  Maybe someone with a 99 can post a pic.

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I don't know about Europe, but in the U.S. there's a date code on the rims.  If the date code says "10 98" that means the rim was made in October, 1998 and the bike would be a 1999 model.  (It seems bikes are usually assembled in the second half of the prior calendar year.)  Of course, this wouldn't work if the wheels have been changed.

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Thank you guys for the reply :)

Well now i know that i dont have 99 model because i can´t see any condensor and i have the 46 mm forks so it´s not either 2002.

If this is correct from the oem-cyle.com then it seems i got a 2000 frame with 2001 motor and 2002 cylinder

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If you could also help me it would be muchly appreciated I am in the same boat but I do not know the engine code. My Vin is jkakxmk14ta01#### The Previous Owner Did Not Know The Exact Year.

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Piston is 72.00 mm and there is 0240 written with a weird symbol after it. The tenth letter is t which would indicate it is a 94 but I am not sure.

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