New Guy in Australia needs some help identifying XR400R Year

OK so I have just become the proud owner of a 2003 XR400R , well I think so anyway  :confused:   .  Is there a way of telling exactly what year it is from the frame number?  or via the engine number?  I have stripped it down to major components without first getting a picture which was a bit dopey on my part :blush: , hoping someone can help.


Came off a KX250 2 smoker, great fun but Im getting on a bit and the old reflexes aren't what they used to be, thought I should go back to a 4 stroker before I did some serious bodily damage.....really looking forward to getting on the 400 once its back together. 


Frame Number is  JH2NE03U6YK501571


Thanks in advance

Edited by tonner

Yeah the local Honda Dealer, I don't know but he counted back 11 digits from the end (3) and went yep 2003 model ???


yep hes a &%$#@!ing moron go some place else in future


Its the 10th Character from the start thats the year and Y stands for 2000 if there was a 3 in that spot then it would be 03 frankly a honda dealer should know that. This is why i dont let dealers work on my bikes anymore and i do most of it my self even if i dont have the time! If people cant get simple things right like this what else are the going to &%$#@! up? that little clip that makes your engine destroy its self?

Edited by Tanis

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