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Is there a website that can tell me the year of a bike by the frame number. Its a cr 250, I'm not sure if there is a specific number that tells me what year it is?

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Steel or aluminum frame? '97 and newer CR250s have aluminum frames, which feature a HUGE sticker near the steering head that gives the year of the bike. All Hondas have the serial number stamped on or near the steering head, which a dealer can decode for you. No serial number = stolen.

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The tenth digit in the VIN identifies the year for all bikes and cars.

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You guys forgot to mention, if the bike is 2000 or older its alphabetical. Year 2000 is Y, 1999 is X, 1998 is W, 1997 is V, and so on.

In the garage

2001 Ducati 996S

2001 Aprilia RSV Mille R

2001 Yamaha WR250

2003 Suzuki RM100, daughters bike

2003 Kawasaki 650 Praire

2005 Suzuki DRZ400SM

1974 Suzuki TM400

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You guys forgot to mention, if the bike is 2000 or older its alphabetical. Year 2000 is Y, 1999 is X, 1998 is W, 1997 is V, and so on.

yup

look at the 10th digit.

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You guys forgot to mention, if the bike is 2000 or older its alphabetical. Year 2000 is Y, 1999 is X, 1998 is W, 1997 is V, and so on.

Didnt forget at all. Only told him which digit it was. Now if he wants to post his 10th digit, we can give his the year. Also, as for your letters, a few letters arent used, ie the letter "I" letter "O" and the "Q". Here is the breakdown:

A - 1980 (though, 17 digit VINS didnt show up till 1981, so the "A" isnt valid)

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

Y - 2000

1 - 2001

2 - 2002

3 - 2003

4 - 2004

5 - 2005

6 - 2006

7 - 2007

8 - 2008

9 - 2009

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Didnt forget at all. Only told him which digit it was. Now if he wants to post his 10th digit, we can give his the year. Also, as for your letters, a few letters arent used, ie the letter "I" letter "O" and the "Q". Here is the breakdown:

A - 1980 (though, 17 digit VINS didnt show up till 1981, so the "A" isnt valid)

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

Y - 2000

1 - 2001

2 - 2002

3 - 2003

4 - 2004

5 - 2005

6 - 2006

7 - 2007

8 - 2008

9 - 2009

hmm wonder what there gonna use in 2010... :thumbsup:

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They will go back to using the letters in the year 2010. The letter A will be used for that year. This should not cause any confusion since a 1980 bike with the lettert a will look a lot different that a 2010 bike with the same letter.

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