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Old 05-15-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Is it a 1984 or 1985 RM250 ??

I just posted a RM250 up for sale for part out. The serial number plate says 1984, but I looked up the number online code sheet- not sure if was reliable source.

And it suggested it to be 1985 RM250 - I can't find that link anymore. Anybody know how vin coding works or where to look?

Now that I have it for sale, I want to make sure I know what I have - what clues on the bike can I look at to determine age.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Does this picture help determine year- or do the 1984 and 1985 model years look alike.

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Old 05-16-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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The letter in the 10th position in the VIN gives you the year. An '84 would be an E and an '85 would be an F.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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does the serial number plate say it is a 84 model, or manufactured in 84?

I assume you know that the model year and the build year can be different.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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The letter in the 10th position in the VIN gives you the year. An '84 would be an E and an '85 would be an F.
Thanks for that- I'll look

And yes the build year and model year being different is kinda tricky when selling. You are telling someone it's ie. 1991 and the vin plate says 1990.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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It looks like an 83 model to me. I had one way back then and really liked it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
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If I'm not mistaken, the 84 had front and rear drums. The 85 went to a front disc and rear drum.

I have an 85 that looks like the one you have pictured with the exception of the black frame. I'm guessing that your frame was painted black at some point.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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yes it was a blue frame painted black.

And it was the 85 "F" in the serial number

It went for $600 with "all" the parts and some new stuff like pipe and recovered seat etc.
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