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stuckinatree 11-12-2010 10:02 AM

VIN Decoder
 
Anyone have access to a VIN decoder site? I recently bought a EC 250 and need to figure out what year it is (it is between 2003-2006).

Thanks,

Brian

djroggen 11-12-2010 03:32 PM

The VIN will go like this

(VTR)All Start (EC2000)Model (D) Year Code (01) Month (3) Year (4023) Serial Number

Year code starts with 2000 with letter A, so 2008 are a letter J. I is not included to avoid confusion. So this is a Enduro 200 From 2003, Made January 2003 with a Serial number 4023. With 450s the model is Usually FS450E then the Year Code. Hope this helps!!!

MattR 11-12-2010 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stuckinatree (Post 51275)
Anyone have access to a VIN decoder site? I recently bought a EC 250 and need to figure out what year it is (it is between 2003-2006).

Thanks,

Brian

Post the first 10 digits and we can decode it for you. Some used letters to denote the model year, while others had a number. If I recall, those years used a letter.

mattholew 01-01-2011 07:50 PM

Hey guys. I need help decoding mime.

I just picked up a project ec200 from a buddy and want to make sure I'm getting parts for the right year model.

VTRXC200103010073

Thanks.

MattR 01-01-2011 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattholew (Post 54025)
Hey guys. I need help decoding mime.

I just picked up a project ec200 from a buddy and want to make sure I'm getting parts for the right year model.

VTRXC200103010073

Thanks.

VIN Decoder:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd digits = Region/Country/Manufacturer
4th to 8th digits = Model
9th digit = Check digit or place holder
10th digit = Year (Note: some European VIN's use letters. 2000 = "0" or "A")
11th digit = Assembly plant
12th to 17th = Serial number

VTR XC200 1 0 3 010073
I highlighted the important digits in red.
You have a "XC200" and the model year is "2000".

The earlier XC's were brought into the USA with the lighter weight 2K-2 ignition and abbreviated wiring loom. No turn signals or horn, but did have a headlight and taillight will single toggle switch for the lights (typically mounted on the headlight shell).

EDIT: Don't forget to update your member profile with your location. It will help us answer your regional questions better in the future.

Welcome aboard!

Swervin 03-20-2011 08:01 PM

Vin
 
How about this one?
VTRUS309905990047
?
Doesn"t seem to follow the rules too closely.:confused:
believe it's a 2000 model EC300,but has the 50 mm conventional fork?
What is it?

Jim Cook 05-23-2013 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swervin (Post 59802)
How about this one?
VTRUS309905990047
?
Doesn"t seem to follow the rules too closely.:confused:
believe it's a 2000 model EC300,but has the 50 mm conventional fork?
What is it?

I believe it is a '99 EC300. The 30 stands for 300 and the 99 is the year model. The numbers toward the end denote the number/order of the bike in that year's manufacturing run.

You can tell for sure by the shrouds/seat it takes, unless the frame has been modified; same with position of the coil.

In 2002, the factory started using the standard system with a letter in the tenth digit position.

Diedrix 06-27-2013 09:16 AM

Ok I'm having a little trouble.

VIN: VTRXC3000C0910036

From the previous posts I'm able to assume this is a 2002 XC300, but the title says it's an EC300. I'm wondering which is right / wrong and how to verify what I have. I'll keep looking on the forum but this was the first thread I found on my search so decided to try for a quicker answer then diving through the archive.

Thanks,
Aaron

jhendr3702 06-27-2013 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diedrix (Post 114928)
Ok I'm having a little trouble.

VIN: VTRXC3000C0910036

From the previous posts I'm able to assume this is a 2002 XC300, but the title says it's an EC300. I'm wondering which is right / wrong and how to verify what I have. I'll keep looking on the forum but this was the first thread I found on my search so decided to try for a quicker answer then diving through the archive.

Thanks,
Aaron

my 01 was the same way. i always assumed it was an xc. never really figured out which one it was..
it had ec on the rad shouds and xc on the swing arm..

Jim Cook 06-27-2013 10:11 AM

This is my understanding on the subject.

GasGas started using the 10th digit to denote the year model in 2002, which would put a "C" in that year's Vin at the 10th position. Before that, the 8th or 9th position digit would denote year model.

The early year (including "early" 2002) EC models were street legal in 52 countries around the world. However, Don Knight wanted to get a bike over here that was both less expensive than the "world model EC", and was more oriented to expert level off-road racing in the US, as the Knights interpreted it.
This was accomplished by the bikes coming to the US with an abbreviated wiring harness, smaller 35w ignition, FMF pipes, and the loss of street equipment (turn signals, etc).

A true XC would have the MX frame, which is easy to tell by the lack of a steering head lock.

Once GasGas North America split with GasGas Spain, and GasGas Motors of America started importing the bikes and parts (winter of 2001/2002), at first only the "world model" 2002 EC was imported. Due to dealer requests, the factory later started outfitting and sending to the US the "DE" models (Dealer Edition) that were very close to the former XC or SE models. (with true MX frames and MX suspension, with the "gold series" shock with high and low speed compression adjustment)

note:
The SE bikes were XC bikes with special Ohlins forks, gold series Ohlins shocks, higher compression MX heads, gold barkbusters, and customer personalized suspension. I believe that gasgasman had one of these. My son Josh bought a used one, which I raced in a couple of enduros.
The ECO models were simply the bikes equipped with Ohlins forks.

The customization of the bikes for the US market was the cause of the confusion over the designations vs the Vin numbers.

I hope that that helped.

Good Riding!
Jim


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