How To Decode A Honda Motorcycle Vin?


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Connor Sephton Subber Profile
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters and contains three major sections:

WMI - World Manufacturer Identifier which is equivalent to the first three characters in the VIN structure. If the manufacturer builds less than 500 vehicles per year than the third digit is '9'.
VDS - Vehicle Description Section consists of six characters (fourth to ninth positions in VIN) and defines vehicle attributes specified by manufacturer.
VIS - Vehicle Identifier Section features the last eight characters of the VIN defining Year, manufacturer plant and serial (sequential) number of the vehicle. The last four characters shall be numeric.
The 10th position of the Vehicle Identification Number is a YEAR CODE.

Follow the steps to decode the Honda motorcycle VIN:

• Locate the first character. In this case, a 'J' for Japan should be present.
• The second character should be 'H' representing Honda.
• The third character (vehicle type) should be a '2,'  although 'A' or '1' may also be used.
• Characters from fourth to eighth position are used by each individual manufacturer to identify the model or engine type of the motorcycle. For example: SC57 refers to a CBR1000RR sport bike, while RC040 refers to a CB750F motorcycle.
• The ninth character is a check digit that ensures that no two machines built in the last 30 years will have identical VIN numbers.
• The 10th character (year the motorcycle was manufactured) could be "6"  which would represent 2006, while a "Y" would represent the year 2000. The letter code descends from "Y" to "A" (1980).
• The 11th character which represents the specific plant where the motorcycle was manufactured should be "M" referring to the Hamamatsu plant in Japan.
• 12th through 17th digits are the motorcycle's individual serial numbers.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We just bought one (a 1965 Honda) and we think we found ours on the neck of the bike. It's shorter than a normal vin number because they changed the system in the 80's to a number with 17 digits.
COLIN JAMES answered
Hi may be Iam just dumb can you help the frame no as far as I can read is JH2MD12U8PK102941 THANK YOU
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Anonymous answered
First raw of 3 letters means from where is the bike "zdc" mens honda italy then next four characters are the type code "kfo2a" means pantheon 150 then digits number 9 and 10 are the one you are looking for - production year!!
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Anonymous answered
1995 HONDA

World region:Asia
Manufactured in:Japan
Body style:Road / Street
Drive type:RWD
Cylinders:4 Cylinders
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Robert Stewart answered
I was trying to find out what naske this honda is a k, k1 or a k2 or 3 This is a 1974 , 750 honda vin says cb7502314854 and that is all
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Anonymous answered
I have an old ('64-'66) Honda CT 90. It has never been registered. How can I determine what year it is and where exactly is the VIN number. There is one number on the lower frame and another on the neck.



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