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Old 01-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Not sure what year my Yamaha MX 80 is. Please help

I got this bike brand new in 1980 for christmas. Well 30 years later I got it back. Same bike. I always thought it was a 1979 but I am not sure. There seems to be differences between the 79 and 80 year model and I need to order parts to restore it. VIN 367-612965. Thanks for any help.

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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i dont know what year but some of the guys over at yamahaenduro.com may be able to help
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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Cool I will check them out. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
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Still no info on it
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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Looks to be late '70s to me.
Try using the VIN on the frame at the steering head.
Maybe even just type it/ the first part of it into your browser.
Cool little bikes, had one similar 'till I was about 14, and that was a long time ago..
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #6
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If a US model, it has to be 77 or 78, before that in the US they only had the MX and DT60.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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What are the first few letters and numbers on the vin? Should be JT3 or something like that.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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Found out its a 1980. The 4th number on the vin is the key. Cant be a 77 or 78, The sticker that was on the rear fender when it was new says manufactured 12/79. I wasnt sure if it was 79 or 80, but had to be one or the other. Thanks for all the help anyway. Ride safe.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:56 AM   #9
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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What are the first few letters and numbers on the vin? Should be JT3 or something like that.

VIN 367-612965

the 397-6000 series reflects 1980
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #11
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The DT 80's from the early 70's were pretty cool bikes with the lights and turn signals. They were very compact bikes.

Of course when the XR75 came along in 73, none of my friends lusted over the Yamaha any longer. Even the MX 80 version was inferior at that point.

No need to fear. Yamaha passed them all by with the YZ80. Ah the good old days.
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