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Help to identify my RC51

Hello everyone !!

After reading a lots of topics regarding the VIN and others ID number of our bikes, I still have one thing that I cannot understand, I hope I could find some help here.

Here is my VIN identification on the frame :



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So what I understand from that is :


FABRICATION

J = Japan
H = Honda
2 = Motorcycle
SC45 = model (RC51 or SP1)
A = Europe (model market destination)
4 = no idea
Y = year 2000 (fabrication)
M = Hamamatsu factory, Japan (fabrication)
0 = year 2000 (fabrication)
07487 = serial number


HOMOLOGUATION

e = Europe
4 = Holland
92/61 = no idea
0061 = homologation number

What I don't get is that the bike was produced in Japan BUT homologated in Holland. So the bike it from Holland (I am living in Thailand and bought it here)

So 7487 means the number of the bike among ALL SP1 build in Japan FOR THE EUROPEAN market, correct ?

And, 61 would mean it's the 61st SP1 that has been homologated in Holland n the year 2000, correct ?

Then in this case, when you are giving on this forum the number of the bike, which number is it ? Because you all seems to have veeeeeery low number, max 300, and mine is 4 digits !!!!

By the way, I do not have any handwriting signature on the engine..

Thanks to anyone who could provide me some infos

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I'd love to be able to help you but I think you already know more about VIN #'s than I do, and I'm a dealer ffs

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Don't know about the other parameters, but this what I go by.

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Hmmm…did any 01’s come to NA with silver frames and swingers?
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Actually, should the black or silver frame spec be in the VIN number ?

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Hello everyone !!

After reading a lots of topics regarding the VIN and others ID number of our bikes, I still have one thing that I cannot understand, I hope I could find some help here.

Here is my VIN identification on the frame :



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

So what I understand from that is :


FABRICATION

J = Japan
H = Honda
2 = Motorcycle
SC45 = model (RC51 or SP1)
A = Europe (model market destination)
4 = no idea---this is the 9th digit. It's a check digit, to insure that no duplicate VIN produced in the last 30 years
Y = year 2000 (fabrication)---WorldWide VIN standardization began in 1981. Some started as early as 1979. My 1984 CR250 had a E. After 2000, Honda used the last number of the productin year instead of a letter for RC51's
M = Hamamatsu factory, Japan (fabrication)
0 = year 2000 (fabrication)---this number is part of the last 6 numbers, not seperate. My VFR was a 2002. Yet it had a 4 in this location, and my buddy's 2002 954 did not have a 2 there. I don't remember what it was, but it didn't match the production year.
07487 = serial number---Last 6 numbers is the actual serial #. Honda chose to include last digit of production year to begin this sequence of numbers- followed by the remaiming 5 digits, to designate the actual production number of each bike. Maybe cause they knew they would make only 5000/yr. for US and Canada.


HOMOLOGUATION

e = Europe
4 = Holland
92/61 = no idea
0061 = homologation number

What I don't get is that the bike was produced in Japan BUT homologated in Holland. So the bike it from Holland (I am living in Thailand and bought it here)

So 7487 means the number of the bike among ALL SP1 build in Japan FOR THE EUROPEAN market, correct ? I believe that assumption to be correct.

And, 61 would mean it's the 61st SP1 that has been homologated in Holland n the year 2000, correct ?

Then in this case, when you are giving on this forum the number of the bike, which number is it ? Because you all seems to have veeeeeery low number, max 300, and mine is 4 digits !!!!

By the way, I do not have any handwriting signature on the engine..

Thanks to anyone who could provide me some infos

V
Dr.
Here's the link I got that from
http://www.weeksmotorcycle.com/vin-chart.html

Im pretty fascinated by this trivia.
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Whoa, I just spent WAY too much time on that. Jeez...

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

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That's a lot of great info !! Thank you very much for all those details.

I'll try to find as much infos as I can, gathering also infos from my french forum..who knows, maybe french people can be useful after all :P

If not, I'll put some info about dildos, at least we all can learn something

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It would be handy to see a chart of the model history with a photo, ie from 2000 SP1 on to 2006 SP2,
It would help identify bikes to the year they were made by the Honda as they changed the colour scheme for the year,
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