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 Post subject: How can I date year of manufacture of my RZV?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:00 am 
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Hi, I have a japanese RZV, frame No. 51X-020216 and need to know year of manufacture, any advice welcome

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:29 am 
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yamaha cast the build date on most wheels and also the brake lines have the date stamped on them that will give you an idea

the years in japan are all over the place on the paper work . some show high chassis numbers but the year on the paper work is low

some one will have a hard copy of the records somewhere


51X-020174 is an 1985
and 51X-020548 is 1987

so it could be an 85 or 86

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:16 am 
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The year of manufacture for manufacture is related to the VIN.
A 51X-020216 VIN would indicate a 1GG (1GE) model RZV500R.
A 1GG model would have been manufactured in the later part of 1984. You may want to ask Steve Jackson to confirm this.

The date which is stated on a Japanese tile is the date that the vehicle was first registered for the road. It does not state the actual year of manufacture.


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Hello

RZV500R Vin 51X000101-002700 1984 (51X) First production run (47x spec parts)

RZV500R Vin 51X020101-021200 Late 1984/85 (1GG) Second production run (1ge spec parts)

Yamaha only made the rd/rz/rzv500 between March 1984 and late 1985.

The RZ500S (52X) was the last production run of just 150 bikes in late 1985 and sold as a 1986 model only in Canada

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Yamaha had dropped the 500 from most Counties ranges from the end of 1985, but in Japan they were still trying to sell the rzv500r up to 1988!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:57 pm 
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Cheers Gents, appreciate the info.

Are there many differences between a 51X and a 1GG?

Can I get a parts listing in pdf somewhere for the 1gg RZV model?

Ian


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jackson.40 wrote:
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RZV500R Vin 51X000101-002700 1984 (51X) First production run (47x spec parts)

RZV500R Vin 51X020101-021200 Late 1984/85 (1GG) Second production run (1ge spec parts)

Yamaha only made the rd/rz/rzv500 between March 1984 and late 1985.

The RZ500S (52X) was the last production run of just 150 bikes in late 1985 and sold as a 1986 model only in Canada

Steve


not sure if this area is active any more , I've had my 500 for years was curious about the above VIN info, mines a canadian model with a 52X vin prefix, on the top line of the vin decal it reads 11/84 so is the bike in the last 150 produced ... thanks all, owners group #710 cheers


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It depends on the third digit of the VIN number.
52X000101 to 000600 : first batch (05/84)
52X004101 to 005500 : 2nd batch (late 84)
52X007101 to 52X007250 : unique third batch (late 85)


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awesome, thanks phildu ... mines towards the end of the second run ... all the best


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Interesting.

My RZV frame is Vin 51X020101-021200 Late 1984/85 (1GG) Second production run (1ge spec parts).

Probably makes no difference, but fun to know.

Have to check my RZ500, just out of curiosity.


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