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Decoding the VIN
04/23/09 at 23:06:36
 
From an excellent article on another forum... thanks to DanClarke for finding it.

http://www.motorcycle-journal.com/forum/tips-training/5800-how-decode-vin-num...

Digits 1,2,3 are World, Manufacturer, Identifier
Digits 4,5,6,7,8 are Vehicle descriptor Section
Digit 9 is the check digit
Digit 10 is the Year code
Digit 11 is the Factory code
Digits 12,13,14,15,16,17 are the Vehicle Identification Sequence

A very shortened version:JS1NP4119G1xxxxxx
digit-description (code)
1-Japan (J),
2-Suzuki (S),
3-Motorcycle (1 or A),
4-Single cylinder sport/street (N),
5-600-699cc (P),
6-4 stroke single (4),
7-model version first version uses 1,
8-model version first version uses 1,
9-accuracy check digit, verifying the previous VIN numbers
10-Year Code
  86(G), 87(H), 88(J), 89(K),
  90(L), 91(M), 92(N), 93(P), 94(R), 95(S), 96(T), 97(V), 98(W), 99(X),
  00(Y), 01(K1), 02(K2), 03(K3), 04(K4), 05(K5), 06(K6), 07(K7), 08(K8 ), 09(K9),
  10(A), 11(B), 12(C), 13(D), 14(E), 15(F)
11-Factory Code
12 thru 17-Serial Number



Some engine numbers...

1986.....P401-104xxx
1987.....P401-113xxx
1995.....p401 131xxx
1996.....P401-135xxx
1997.....p401-139xxx
1997.....P401-140xxx
1997.....P401-143xxx
1998.....P401-147xxx
2000.....P401-150xxx
2000.....P401-152xxx
2001.....p401-152xxx
2002.....P401-154xxx
2002.....p401-155xxx
2002.....p401-156xxx
2003.....P401-158xxx
2003.....P401-159xxx
2004.....P401-159xxx
2004.....P401-160xxx
2006.....P401-166xxx
2006.....P401-169xxx
2007.....P401-170xxx
2008.....P401-175xxx
2009.....P401-175xxx
2009.....P401-176xxx
2012.....P401-181xxx
2013.....P401-182xxx
2014.....P401-1837xx
2015.....P401-184xxx
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Re: Decoding the VIN
Reply #1 - 03/18/12 at 18:19:41
 
I have a 1999 made for 2000 and the Vin#'s look different.
JS1NP41A1Y2100165
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Reply #2 - 03/18/12 at 19:42:07
 
I don't see anything wrong with that VIN.


JS1NP41A1Y2100165
J = Japan
S = Suzuki
1 = Motorcycle
N = Single cylinder sport/street
P = 600-699cc
4 = 4 stroke single
1 = Design sequence 1
A = 10th version
1 = Check digit
Y = 2000 model year
2 = Mfr plant
100165 = Consecutive unit number
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Reply #3 - 02/10/14 at 15:58:55
 
I've seen a few engines for sale and thought it might be helpful for those out there looking for a new engine to have a little extra information to help them out.

See this thread:
http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1240553196

It currently stops at 2002.  I thought it might be a nice idea for everyone to add to this.

My '08 has engine number P401-175xxx.  At least this way everyone will have at least a small idea of what they're buying (plus, it makes a nice reference).
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Reply #4 - 04/19/14 at 10:26:57
 
Bluesman wrote on 04/18/14 at 23:54:38:
(BTW...the frame number/VIN scheme also seems to differ on the EU bikes, making it almost impossible to date the bike. Our frame numbers seem to begin with the model code, and some numbers are omitted, IIRC, but that´s not important)
Mine:


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Reply #5 - 04/21/14 at 11:08:35
 
I have a 2003 Savage and the VIN does not comply with the example. The VIN has a "32" instead of  "K3" in it to designate the 2003 model year. Am I reading the example wrong?   Sad

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Reply #6 - 04/21/14 at 11:46:44
 
JS1NP41A632100798
J = Japan
S = Suzuki
1 = Motorcycle
N = Single cylinder sport/street
P = 600-699cc
4 = 4 stroke single
1 = Design sequence 1
A = 10th version
6 = Check digit
3 = 2003 model year
2 = Mfr plant
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Reply #7 - 04/23/14 at 08:20:48
 
I have the answer to my issue with the date code for my 2003. Found the following on the web for Suzuki motorcycles:

Tenth digit - Year Code
80(A), 81(B), 82(C), 83(D), 84(E), 85(F), 86(G), 87(H), 88(J), 89(K),
90(L), 91(M), 92(N), 93(P), 94(R), 95(S), 96(T), 97(V), 98(W), 99(X),
00(Y), 01(1)_ 02(2), 03(3), 04(4), 05(5), 06(6), 07(7), 08(8 ), 09(9)
( Don't know what happens after that )

My VIN doesn't have a typo after all.  Smiley
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Reply #8 - 04/23/14 at 08:51:38
 
Sarge wrote on 04/23/14 at 08:20:48:
( Don't know what happens after that )


The code should repeat

Tenth digit - Year Code
10(A), 11(B), 12(C), 13(D), 14(E), 15(F), 16(G), 17(H), 18(J), 19(K),
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Reply #9 - 04/23/14 at 12:16:20
 
..and the EU VIN numbers are totally screwed up - see pics, one is a -97, one is a -94 IIRC - compared to the official decoding system. We simply have to trust the importer/import papers. Uncool. Wonder if my engine number gives a clue. Not that it would help, the engine number isn´t required on the registration papers any longer. And not checked/verified at inspections. Ah well...
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Reply #10 - 04/26/14 at 07:08:23
 
My (1997) engine number is P402-118856....

I wonder if they side-stepped the entire coding scheme for EU models..
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Reply #11 - 11/11/15 at 14:54:57
 
my VIN is NP41A - XXXXXX  which is 6 numbers, so how do I read this as I am looking for a spare and the guy from the shop wants my VIN and cant find my 11 digit one and he wants 17 digits off me but I'm six short - oh woe is me !
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Reply #12 - 11/11/15 at 15:08:15
 
Steddy58 wrote on 11/11/15 at 14:54:57:
my VIN is NP41A - XXXXXX  which is 6 numbers, so how do I read this as I am looking for a spare and the guy from the shop wants my VIN and cant find my 11 digit one and he wants 17 digits off me but I'm six short - oh woe is me !

As far as I know the EU VIN is what you've got.
You're gonna have to convince him to go by the year.
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Reply #13 - 11/12/15 at 20:43:04
 
He has now informed me that he has found my bike just using the 11 digits - hurrah!  Smiley something to do with the suzuki site not playing the game earlier
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Reply #14 - 06/21/16 at 18:03:19
 
Found a few more engine numbers...


1986.....P401-104xxx
1987.....P401-113xxx
1995.....P401-130xxx
1995.....P401 131xxx
1996.....P401-135xxx
1997.....P401-139xxx
1997.....P401-140xxx
1997.....P401-143xxx
1998.....P401-147xxx
1999.....
2000.....P401-150xxx
2000.....P401-152xxx
2001.....P401-152xxx
2002.....P401-154xxx
2002.....P401-155xxx
2002.....P401-156xxx
2003.....P401-158xxx
2003.....P401-159xxx
2004.....P401-159xxx
2004.....P401-160xxx
2005.....
2006.....P401-166xxx
2006.....P401-169xxx
2007.....P401-170xxx
2008.....P401-175xxx
2009.....P401-175xxx
2009.....P401-176xxx
2010.....
2011.....
2012.....P401-181xxx
2013.....P401-182xxx
2014.....P401-1837xx
2015.....
2016.....
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