Decoding the VIN Number FAQ

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More Detailed Information on the VIN:

November ‘01

There’s lots of interesting info in a Using my VIN as an example:

WB1 0182A 4 1 Z

WB1 is the manufacturer code

0182A the type of vehicle (m/c), type, and net brake horsepower.

4 is a digit that is derived an algorithm; it assures that the of the numbers are correct

1 is the model (iceman knows his stuff!)

Z is the of manufacture

E450XX is a sequential assigned by the manufacturer.

Anything a first digit of W is West J is Japan, 1 and 4 are the USA, 2 Canada, 3 6 Australia, and countless other

Second digit signifies F=Ford, B=BMW, D=Daimler T=Toyota. A JTxxxxxx is a Japan Toyota, a 4Txxxxxx is a US made


*The first characters uniquely identify the make and type of vehicle.

second section consists of characters (VIN positions and identify the attributes of the vehicle. information is required for each of vehicle.

*The third consist of one character which is the digit, calculated over the 16 characters of the VIN. This can be numeric or the letter X;

*The fourth section of eight characters on positions of the VIN. The last five be numeric for cars, MPV’s and trucks and the last four be numeric for all other vehicles. The character represents the vehicle year, the second character the plant of manufacture.

The third eighth characters are a sequential number (for manufacturers more than 500 vehicles per For other manufacturers, the sixth, and eight position represent the production number. chiefkeefe

a sticker (white, with letters on it) underneath the right cover. If there’s no sticker, it has off. (From Oliver, in to the same question).


On my 2000 F650 (classic) under the mudguard for the motor. side sort of near the pedal but underneath. It’s a bar sticker. I’ve never it off to see if the motor number is stamped in the

Good Ride’n Bill. #1021 CA

No idea on the GS, but on the Classic, for Wamer’s bar code sticker, it for numbers. There is no Official Number stamped into the If you were to remove the engine, it upside down and polish it, on the of the crankcase you


see some engraved very lightly by in the finish of the aluminum. Not always except on new engines. Todd

Nope. Cannot.

I went to on a site for my bike and BMW NA seems to it is black. My bike is red and as far as I know it has been. My VIN is WB10166A4WXA16072. Any help be appreciated.

MasterITRIT #F650-1231 ’98 F650 Classic ’80 Yamaha XT250 Rochester, NY.

The color from VIN (if it doesn’t necessarily mean what you got. I bought my GS and noticed on the paperwork (the shipping slip from the that the bike color was as RED. I asked the dealer, and he they swapped the colored out for a different customer that was for a red lowered bike. Since only had the black one in the lowered at the time, and a red regular GS they swapped colors.

Some dealers will do like this as well as on their new bikes. When I mine, I wanted a Dakar and they swapped my regular with a Dakar seat a new bike as an incentive for me. As long as the are in new condition, they don’t to mind doing this for ’03 black GS, Colorado.

I on the (what I thought was a shipping Montage Auftrag’, which is the order to assemble the bike that is called here I don’t know). The Farb aka color code, is listed as 761 is identified as Rot 2 / red 2). This number is to be found within the VIN number of my so apparently they list codes somewhere else. ’03 black GS, Colorado


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