Getting the year wrong on your motorcycle could cost you valuable riding time! If you are not 100% sure of what year motorcycle you have we suggest that you take the necessary steps to check it out first before buying any parts.
If you have purchased a second hand motorcycle and not checked your VIN# yet please do. There is a common problem where people are buying a motorcycle expecting it to be one year and than find out after ordering some parts that it is actually 1 or 2 years older.
Here is an easy 3 step process to identifying your bike;
Locate the VIN. The VIN is usually located on the right-hand side of the motorcycle's steering head, but the location changes by manufacturer. The VIN also can be found on the motorcycle's title. Write the VIN on a piece of paper.
Do a search for "[manufacturer of your bike] motorcycle VIN decoder." The search results will include a number of generic VIN decoder websites, but some of these might skimp on motorcycle records. A site dedicated to motorcycles, and to your motorcycle manufacturer, will produce better results.
Enter the VIN into a vehicle history website. Vehicle histories are registered by VIN, so you can learn a lot from such a search -- for a price. You can learn if the motorcycle was ever totaled, had its engine replaced, was stolen or other information, depending upon what you'd like to pay.
If you need any help please feel free to give us a ring on 0407 480 776