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does anyone know much about the drz 400-sk? how do i tell the year of the bike?

vin number. theres a code break down here somewhere

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well its a elec start. no vin number just the number off production line. these are japan bikes made for the japan market ( not ment fr export ) i have 7 of them.

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If I recall, the year follows the K. e.g. DRZ400SK4 is a 2004. maybe the DRZ400SK is a 2000?

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The easiest way to tell the year on any vehicle, motorcycle or otherwise; is to look at the 10th digit of the vin #.

1981 B

1982 C

1983 D

1984 E

1985 F

1986 G

1987 H

1988 J

1989 K

1990 L

1991 M

1992 N

1993 P

1994 R

1995 S

1996 T

1997 V

1998 W

1999 X

2000 Y

2001 1

2002 2

2003 3

2004 4

2005 5

2006 6

2007 7

2008 8

2009 9

2010 ?

The standard 17 digit vin# was not the standard before 1981. The vins were different on different mfg. cars and bikes. The letters I, O, Q, and U as well as the # 0 are not used because they could be easily altered or confused for one another. I could not tell you why the A is not used though. After 2009, I am not sure what is going to be done as we are all out of letters and numbers. 18 digit vin maybe?

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look at the website adventure-moto and go to the rental page and see a pic of one. For some reason I cant post attachments. I can tell you that the head light is smaller than the US bike and their are some other small differences. the vin is only 9 digits long. i am sure i have a 2005 and a 2006 but the rest are 2001 -2004...

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does anyone know much about the drz 400-sk? how do i tell the year of the bike?

I will be in town and might visit you guys next month...but in the meantime the answer to your question should be in the link below:

http://www.suzukicycles.org/_misc/identification.shtml

Hope this helps.

cdrw (jay)

The old guy with the Djebel, who visited you just after you opened the shop last year.

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