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Old 04-05-2015, 11:29 PM   #1
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Need help decoding a KTM VIN

Hey guys, is there anyone who can tell me what model KTM dirt bike i have picked up for $200

VIN: VBKGSA20 1 TM406845

The only thing i think i have worked out is that its a 1996 2 stroke. The guy i bought it off said it was an '89 KTM200.

Poor old girl hasnt been treated too nice, cracked cover over kickstarter, no radiators, missing foot brake lever, water in the oil, front shocks dont rebound etc etc.
Can i fix it....i sure bloody hope so :)

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Old 04-05-2015, 11:57 PM   #2
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I got the same as you got, can you post a pic?
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:17 AM   #3
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Sorry no pics yet, got her in bits.
found the problem with the kick start- the ratchet has fallen to bits.
Though i think the main bearings are shot, there are some nasty noises when turning the engine over :(
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:27 AM   #4
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Does the base of the cylinder have a part number on it (something like "523 30 038 300")?

If it does you could search the part number on one of the KTM sights and it would tell you what size and possibly model it came from (although that number I got was for a 98 200EXC, and the search says it is for a 2010 to 2014 200 EXC).

Being a 96 2 stroke limits it down to a 125, 250, 300, 360, probably 500, or 550 and maybe a 440 or something.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:04 AM   #5
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got the cyl number 54630405000R and eng no. 5-556*12697*

Did a quick search but no go, may need to make a phone call.

The fuel tank goes right down low on the left side almost hitting the crankcase and about even with the fuel inlet on the carby.

Had another listen to the noise and i think it is gearbox bearing (turn the engine over with the back wheel). So out will come the engine later in the week :)

Just gotta nail the exact year/model and order a workshop manual
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:19 AM   #6
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VBK GSA201 T M406845

Digits 1-3 are where and who:
V = region
B = country
K = manufacturer

Digits 4-9 are what:
*** found it *** GSA = 125EXC, 250EXC or 300EXC (which is weird given that GS numbers are usually LC4's)
2 = two stroke
0 = on highway (explains the open MSO's and titles)
1 = check digit

Digit 10 is model year:
T = 1996 model year

Digits 11-17 are production codes and serial number:
M = Mattighofen plant
406845 = serial number


Best guess on engine number 5-556 is a 1995 produced 300.
http://www.sdi-ktm.ch/katalog_detail...ahl=367&idp=55
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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VBK GSA201 T M406845

Digits 1-3 are where and who:
V = region
B = country
K = manufacturer

Digits 4-9 are what:
*** found it *** GSA = 125EXC, 250EXC or 300EXC (which is weird given that GS numbers are usually LC4's)
2 = two stroke
0 = on highway (explains the open MSO's and titles)
1 = check digit

Digit 10 is model year:
T = 1996 model year

Digits 11-17 are production codes and serial number:
M = Mattighofen plant
406845 = serial number


Best guess on engine number 5-556 is a 1995 produced 300.
http://www.sdi-ktm.ch/katalog_detail...ahl=367&idp=55


SCORE, Thanks Grreatdog very much appreciated.
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