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got a suzuki, do you wanna know its VIN Code

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Tomcatalex, May 26, 2008.

  1. http://www.suzukicycles.org/_misc/identification.shtml

    Great website, I found my model details,

    JS1 = Japan Suzuki 1=cycle

    GJ75A = G =sport, J =200-249cc, 7 =4 stroke 4 cyl, A =non restricted

    x = 0-9 verify code

    p = 1993

    2 = made in japan

    123456 = vis unique serial number

    The strange thing is my bike is a 1992 model, whats going on??
  2. The tenth (10th) digit in the vehicles VIN code tells the model year of your bike, using the the following year codes:

    80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
    A B C D E F G H J K

    90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
    L M N P R S T V W X

    00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    Y 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  3. The year is also often used in the official model code.
    Eg. mine is technically a GSX750SF, the F = 1985.
    My 250 was a GSX250SSM, again the M = 1992.
  4. my comp plate is 92

    but acording to the code its 93, is that normal or is there something dodgy
    I hope the bike is not dodgy, paid good money for it
  5. Could be that the VIN refers to the model year (which runs from about October of the previous year, if I remember rightly), whereas the Comp plate will bear the date that the bike was actually made or imported. As a result there would be an overlap where a bike could bear an earlier compliance date than VIN date.
  6. Yep, not uncommon for a particular model year to start in the latter months of the previous year. So if it got out on the boat and was sold quick enough quite plausible for it to have an earlier compliance date.
    If the difference was more than 1 year, then you'd worry.
  7. A website that doesn't work properly? Who'da thunk it?

    I wouldn't panic about it.

    You've got a couple of options. First is just to carry on as normal, which is what you would be doing if you hadn't seen this thread. That would be my preferred approach :grin: .

    Or you can ring your local state RTA and get confirmation (or otherwise) of your bikes legitimacy from the horse's mouth rather than via uncorroborated information on the 'net.
  8. according to the tables the Op posted, my gixxer750 is 80-89cc :LOL: