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    Honda VIN Decoder

    Tips to understanding your vehicles serial (VIN) number

    They are as follows:

    1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was
    manufactured.
    For example:
    U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K),
    England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)

    2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer.
    For example;
    Audi(A), BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C),
    Dodge(B),Honda(H)
    Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(, Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).

    3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.
    (could a 2 mean 2 wheeled?)

    4th to 8th characters- Identifies vehicle features such as body style,
    engine type, model, series, etc. (RC310)

    9th character- Identifies VIN accuracy as check digit. (5?)

    10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J),
    1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), ( Does this coincide with everyone elses digit?)
    1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
    1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)

    11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle. (mine
    has an M)

    12th to 17th characters- Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for
    production as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line.

    OR.

    Construction of VIN from Honda Parts Catalog 14MN8JM

    example: JH2RC3104JM002558

    first 3 characters *
    JH2 - Honda Motorcycle Japan
    1HF - Honda Motorcycle U.S.A.

    Characters 4,5,6,7,8
    RC310 - Vehicle description code

    9th character
    4 - check digit

    10th character
    J - model year J-88, K-89, L-90, M-91

    11th character
    M - Plant M is Hamamatsu, Japan

    12th to 17th characters- Sequential Production number
    12th character is always 0 for 88, 1 for 89, 2 for 90, 3 for 91
    Last edited by Doc; 12-30-2008, 09:42 AM.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

    #2
    Also a list of known Vins... I am not sure they are all on the registry.

    From "The List" (work in progress... I am compiling archives)

    If your information is wrong please let me know.


    1988's

    1. Grant Rogers #00013
    2. Jim Franklin #0031
    3. Steve Lenac #0043
    4. Alex #0072
    5. J Cristea #0075
    6. Michael Hayes #0077
    Steve Lenac #0113
    7. Steve Lenac #0133
    8. Tim Haley ???
    9. John Rutherford #0144
    10. Joe Valen #0184
    Scott #000284
    Rob #000381
    Phil Green #000400
    12. Kurt Selbert #0428
    Phil Kolehmainen #000638
    13. MIchael Kraft 0897
    14. Lawrence Beals #0900
    Jon Soleau #000949
    15. Dave (DP) #1003
    16. Jo Coring #1089
    17. Scott Bates #1100
    Brent Kagan #001101
    Dave Palazzolo #001006
    Jo Coring #001089
    18. Rhonda Zack #1375
    Drumnow #001502
    19. John Evans #1591
    Richard Wolcott #001662
    Abraham Norfleet #001923
    20. Steve Lenac #2018
    21. Steve Lenac #2093
    22.
    23. Steve Moore #2151
    24. Michael Medors #2270
    25. Bruce Wilson #2285
    Keven Davis #2417
    Tim Haley #002428
    David P #002450
    Brad Goedehill #2487
    Clinton #002497
    11. Jim Franklin #2504
    26. Steve Lenac #2521
    27. Martina #2555
    28. Shelby Owens #2558
    29. JD Hord #2569
    Chris Chiasson #002582
    30. Todd Richardson #2585
    Isaac Babcock #2600
    31. Doug Thompson #2738
    32. Steve Lenac #2831
    33. Steve Lenac #2862
    24. Michael Lemire #002894
    35. Steve Lenac #4515
    36. Steve Lenac #6251

    1989's

    37. Mike Witty #0035
    Bernard Ayling #100049
    Alex #100072
    38. Steve Lenac #100113
    39. Randy Moser #0209
    40. Steve Lenac #0290
    41. Dan Hersberger #0305
    42. Steve Lenac #0317
    43. Mark Zack #0395
    Bruce Goodchild #100471
    44. Ron Schwertfeger #0562
    Rick Jongsma #100829
    45. Steve Lenac #1054
    46. Dale #1084
    47. Chris M #1089
    48. Eric #1100
    49. Steve Lenac #1156
    50. Sean Schreibner #1265
    51. Pete Schinkel #1315
    John Faulconbridge #101480
    52. Steve Lenac #1573
    53. Ross Roberts #1597
    54. J Cristea #1603
    55. JD Hord (Duhawki) #1659
    Alan Singer #101696
    Nguyen Vo #101919
    Tim Haley #102399
    57. Jean Evens #2540
    58. David Dunn #2749
    Richard Wolcott #102815
    Scott #102879 Airhawk
    59. JD Hord (chickenhawk) #3191
    Ken Wald #103216

    1990's

    Dallas Ewen #200003 Winnipeg, Canada
    Scott Feurguson 200136
    60. Thom Jackson #200142
    61. Joel Hallstrom #0311
    Tommy Dorsey #200399
    62. Denny Fair #0617
    Jonathan Broga #200642
    63. Ross Dale #0690
    John Ashman #200714
    65. Steve Lenac #0736
    66. Michael Lemire (Now Don Jacobs) #0780
    67. Val Gregory #0819

    1991's

    68. Michael Craft #300097
    69. Ross Dale's wife's #0115
    70. Tom #300269
    Last edited by 88Honda Hawk; 08-01-2016, 08:36 PM. Reason: took my hawk serial number off the list.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      schuyler klaassen 2224
      ride Red.

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        #4
        Sweeet, my bike probably rolled off the line the same day as J.D. Hord's.

        Isaac Babcock 2600.
        '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
        '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

        '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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          #5
          1988 model
          serial 2417
          Kevin Davis

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            #6
            Currently own Canada #5 deal made on Canada #1

            Boy... I havent been on here in a while. I actually own 1989 Number One now. Went for the first ride of the season on it last night. So many people think its an 06 or 07 and when I tell them its an 89 all i get is wow. Im kind of Hoping Honda will contct me about the bike, Oh Ide never sell it but Ide lease it to them for shows. Well i might trade it, for an RC166.

            Cheers
            Brian
            Last edited by Twinsport; 05-18-2008, 04:14 AM.
            CHEERS.... Brian
            the HAWKMEISTER

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              #7
              '89 red 100097 is still alive in my garage.
              Brent W. Ontario, Canada
              -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
              -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
              -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                #8
                Taken from http://home.planet.nl/~peenstra/rc31vin.html

                RC31 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

                Every car, truck and motorcycle has a 17 digit serial number. This number is also know as the VIN or vehicle identification number. Basicly the VIN consists of three parts, WMI (World Manufacturer Identifier), VDS (Vehicle Descriptor Section) and VIS (Vehicle Identifier Section). The last is devided into three subparts giving information over year, factory and production number.

                Although the Hawk GT is also known as NT650, it is also known as RC31. This name comes from the VDS part of the VIN. It also indicates that the Hawk could be close related to the famous RC30 racer After I stumbled upon this nice VIN example from a Honda RC40, I tried to figure out more about my own Hawk VIN.

                I'll use the VIN of my own Hawk to break down the number.


                JH2 RC310 1 K M 103042
                --- ----- - - - ------
                | | | | | |
                | | | | | |__ 6 digit VIS - Vehicle Indicator Section
                | | | | |_______ Plant designator
                | | | |_________ Year designator
                | | |___________ Checksum digit or a letter X
                | |_______________ VDS - Vehicle Descriptor section
                |____________________ WMI - World Manufacture identifier


                World Manufacturer identifier
                JH2 - Honda motorcycles manufactured in Japan.

                Vehicle Descriptor section
                RC310 - is an "AC Area Code" NT650GT Hawk "USA-Model"
                RC311 - is an "AC Area Code" NT650GT Hawk "California Model"
                RC312 - is an "AC Area Code" NT650GT Hawk "Canada Model"

                Year Designator
                J = 1988
                K = 1989
                L = 1990
                M = 1991

                Plant Designator
                M - Hamamatsu, Japan

                (Compiled from different sources)
                Dirk

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                  #9
                  might as well add me...

                  1990.... #666
                  Travis Fabel

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                    #10
                    Kip Porterfield

                    here is the serial for my 88'

                    1521

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                      #11
                      jason takas

                      1991 - 300087
                      1988 - 000667
                      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                        #12
                        Steven Howell #100104
                        -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                        Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                        "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                        "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                          #13
                          Marc Brewster
                          1988 apparently (I thought it was an 89)...
                          #02810

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                            #14
                            My 88
                            #00891
                            1\2 Liter Duc Eater

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                              #15
                              I guess I have too much time on my hands...

                              http://members.dslextreme.com/users/dillonlim/vin.exe

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