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Offline Bonzer

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Yamaha RD350 Vin#list Per Year
« on: September 22, 2011, 09:14:35 PM »
Hey Dudes,

Got my CA Title with the old Vemt trick!! Wooohoooo!!! :woop:  Rebuild time!! Mad props to Z1!!!!!!

Funny thing, turns out a purple dress on a RD350 doesn't always mean she was born in 1974.  I think I registered it for the wrong year. . . uggg.  I checked the vin# according to data found on here and she's a '73. # 351-112936

I thought I'd try and fix it with the DMV.  Does anyone have a link for a Yamaha page showing what vin #'s match what years?

Any help would be much appreciate.  PLus if you're in SoCal, I could buy you a beer and :cheers: this could be for reals this Saturday!

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Re: Yamaha RD350 Vin#list Per Year
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 09:16:44 PM »
what difference does it make?
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Re: Yamaha RD350 Vin#list Per Year
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 07:06:06 AM »
I figured if i ever sell, that it may hurt the value.  What would most people think?

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Re: Yamaha RD350 Vin#list Per Year
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 07:24:51 PM »
351-1XXXXX = 1973
351-2XXXXX = 1974
351-3XXXXX = 1975

I doubt it would make much difference in value.

(Unless you have an orange 1975 RD350B because everyone knows the 1975 Portuguese orange ones are faster, get better mileage and are worth at least $3000 more than the earlier years.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:)

Back in the days before the new VIN numbers, bikes got registered in California as "year first sold" instead of under the model year... so having a 1973 registered as a 1974 is not unusual...  (the old California motorcycle titles stated "yr sold" instead of "model year")

This site has scans of Yamaha docs showing the VIN's going back a long way...  but there seems to be questions on the accuracy of the mid 60's and older data.

http://www.classicyams.com/spare-parts/spare-parts/yamaha-codelist/framenumbers.html
1963 Yamaha YG1-T - stock
1965 Yamaha MG1-T - stock
1972 Yamaha R5 - frankenstein project bike
1979 DT175

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Re: Yamaha RD350 Vin#list Per Year
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 07:23:35 AM »
Right on! Thanks so much Mark T.  Can't beat the orange!!! :thumbsup:


Thanks for your opinion. I guess it's pretty easy to talk me into not going to the DMV.

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Re: Yamaha RD350 Vin#list Per Year
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 07:07:31 AM »
Hey Dudes,

Got my CA Title with the old Vemt trick!! Wooohoooo!!! :woop:  Rebuild time!! Mad props to Z1!!!!!!

Funny thing, turns out a purple dress on a RD350 doesn't always mean she was born in 1974.  I think I registered it for the wrong year. . . uggg.  I checked the vin# according to data found on here and she's a '73. # 351-112936

I thought I'd try and fix it with the DMV.  Does anyone have a link for a Yamaha page showing what vin #'s match what years?

Any help would be much appreciate.  PLus if you're in SoCal, I could buy you a beer and :cheers: this could be for reals this Saturday!

What's the old Vemt trick?
1973 SC 500, 1973 RD 350, 1975 RD 250
1976 RD 125, 1976 TZ 350, 1976 TZ 750
1979 RD 400 (2), 1981 RD 350LC, 1984 RZV 500R
1985 RZ 350, 1987 YSR 50, 1988 FZR 750R
1990 TZR 250R SP, 1991 TZR 250R SP
1993 TZ 250, 1994 TZ 125, 1997 YZF 750R, 1998 YZF R1
1999 YZF R6, 1999 YZF R7 OW02, 1999 YZF R1

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get off my lawn.

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