Originally Posted by Hobbes950
I could tell the 2005.5 buy the seat. I believe the newer one had a step seat and the older ones were more flat. The heat shield on the exhaust has no holes and extends beyond the frame on the newer models too.
Ok. My seat has no step and I'm assuming you are speaking about the heat shield on the header pipe near the right footpeg? Mine has no holes. Is that all to look for? I suspected it would have to do with the VIN #, but I really have no clue.