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Old 09-18-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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airhead build date

I have an 85 R80
I need the build date for researching and also ordering some stuff
there was a break at 4/85 and my build date is not readable on the swingarm.
is there a way , without having to wait for a dealer to open on monday, to find out the build date form the vin
thanks
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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I have an 85 R80
I need the build date for researching and also ordering some stuff
there was a break at 4/85 and my build date is not readable on the swingarm.
is there a way , without having to wait for a dealer to open on monday, to find out the build date form the vin
thanks
realoem.com, enter your vin, it will tell you model/build date and parts numbers.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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Try here
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:52 PM   #4
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http://realoem.com/bmw/select.do

http://realoem.com/bmw/select.do?kin...one=USA&arch=0

it works...
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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02/85

which of course transfers to the more expensive versions of the parts I need

such is life
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by coastranger
I have an 85 R80
I need the build date for researching and also ordering some stuff
there was a break at 4/85 and my build date is not readable on the swingarm.
is there a way , without having to wait for a dealer to open on monday, to find out the build date form the vin
thanks
Go to the original source:

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

Enter the VIN and get the data.
Google will translate for you automatically.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:51 PM   #7
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Go to the original source:

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

Enter the VIN and get the data.
Google will translate for you automatically.

Unless it's got less than 7 digits such as a pre 70 model. Then it doesn't work EVEN though it claims to work all the way back to 1928.
Anyhow thanks for that link!
I just got the build dates for 7 of my 8 BMW's
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #8
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8 BMW's!

Take care, they've been known to reproduce like rabbits...


(btw, did you try a leading zero for VIN less than 7 digits?)
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:13 PM   #9
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8 BMW's!

Take care, they've been known to reproduce like rabbits...


(btw, did you try a leading zero for VIN less than 7 digits?)
That seems to be what's happening!
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