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Hi can someone help me figure year of my bike I've just bought as a 2002. Subframe is red from a can, frame isnt ally numbers is cj01c022615 my engine is j308e011375. I'm thinking its 01 now but would like sum1 with more no how.thanks this is my 1st ever bike I've rode and my god its hard to keep it on both wheels. I'm gonna need another 3 stone on my now 8 stone 5ft9 frame I think but less weight more fun I'd say

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The frame number you gave is incomplete.  It should be 17 digits.  Look for it on the steering head of the frame.  The tenth character (not the 7th or 8th) of the complete VIN will be 'Y' for a 2000, '1' for 2001, or '2' for '02.  The engine number can only be researched by someone at a Yamaha dealer. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIN#Model_year_encoding

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The VIN may appear on another sticker on the bike somewhere, or on the title/registration papers.  All VIN's have been 17 digits for some time, although the coding in VIN numbers within the EU varies from the North American standards sometimes.  You may need to check with a local Yamaha dealer to figure this one out.

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The carb is an '01.  If I had to guess, it looks like it is the first 6 digits that are missing from the VIN, that the "1" is the year marker, and the 7 digits after it are your sequential vehicle serial number.

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Thanks for that now I've recieved the bike no kick start or exhaust that is a good fit but had a 1 on and try to bump start it in my downhill backstreet but I pulled clutch whilst rolling and selected gear trying to start it like my other 1 I had but it just locked up as if I wasnt using my clutch but bikes in gear sum 1 plea!we help me have 1 last go before strip down and full rebuild by local motocross store or any advice on were to get rebuild done of bottom end and top end myself and the wife will do thanks

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:uk:  Old School British Thumper Technique: 

 

  1. Put the bike in gear and pull it BACK until compression stops it
  2. Return to neutral, pull in the compression release and hold it
  3. Push the bike to speed, shift into second and allow the engine to start turning over
  4. Ease off on the compression release, and gently roll open the throttle just over an idle
  5. When the engine catches, pull the clutch in to keep it running, and/or ride it.

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Hi eventually got time to try it out took 2 attempts with my small frame but I got it fired kicking bit of smoke out but cleared and now have kick start thanks for help. Any ideas how to jack up the back end another 20-50mm higher if that's possible?

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Any ideas how to jack up the back end another 20-50mm higher if that's possible?

 

Try increasing the pre-load on the rear spring.  But pre-load is correctly adjusted while you are sitting/standing on the bike, wearing full riding gear.  Lots of info on here about pre-load, sag and ride height.

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