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OK,

Having seen far too many people refer to their bikes as a '2rk with a rear disc conversion' or a '1992 2rk' or whatever, I figured I would set the record straight once and for all.

The following shows the actual models, their years of production, and their frame/engine numbers, just to ensure there's no confusion. This was all taken directly from a Haynes manual.

2RK-------March '87 to March '89-----2RK000101
3PC1-----March '89 to Feb '90--------2RK011101
3PC2-----Feb '90 to Dec '90-----------2RK016101
3PC3-----Jan '91 to Aug '93-----------2RK025101
 

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tried it already mate
 

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theres a problem with using the frame numbers to identify the bike.....

For example, my bike, the frame code identifies it as a 3PC1, which is fine as its the TZR125, with the rear drum brake.

The bike itself was registered in August 1990..... which would identify the bike as a 3PC2, with a rear disk brake......

So either the Haynes manual got the dates wrong...or my bike is an unusual case?

anyone else got a bike that the frame says its 1 model and the registration date makes it another?

From what I have been told by a friend at Yamaha, this was common?
 

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what matters is when it was made, not when it was registered.you tend to find that when a new model comes out,the retailers still have some of the old model in stock, some can take years to be sold, so if say for example you went and bought an 07 plate r1, it could be last years model
 

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thats what I thought must have happened.....

apparently you can get some huge discounts if you buy and odler model on a newer plate, because its old stock and they want to get rid of it.....

friend of mine, when he got his 50cc moped, he was offered the latest model for ?1700 or if he wanted the year befores model (only minor differences), he could have it for ?999!

thats a nice saving!
 

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precisely mate,i once heard(through a mate of the old man who used to be the managing director of the british motorcycle industry,or something,that several years ago,when a bike shop was taken over, the new owner found something rare, and worth alot of money from like,the 60's sat in the back,unregistered!
 

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theres a problem with using the frame numbers to identify the bike.....

For example, my bike, the frame code identifies it as a 3PC1, which is fine as its the TZR125, with the rear drum brake.

The bike itself was registered in August 1990..... which would identify the bike as a 3PC2, with a rear disk brake......

So either the Haynes manual got the dates wrong...or my bike is an unusual case?

anyone else got a bike that the frame says its 1 model and the registration date makes it another?

From what I have been told by a friend at Yamaha, this was common?
No.

Your tzr was MADE as a 3PC1. But wasn't registered until the following year, when the 3PC2 was in production.

Plain and simple


DJ Unreal
 

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I know what model my bike is.....

3PC1...easy to tell mind you...it has got a rear drum brake....

not that it would matter much...hardly ever use the rear brake!
Could've been a 2rk if it has a rear drum


Mind you, the problem with identifying the bike comes when you get one like Munkeyboi's bike.

Engine number from one series, Frame number from another, and parts that could be from either


That took a bit of fun, some detective work, complete ignorance of the number plate, and a good look at the 'leccies to find out!
 

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Yep, i'll go with that!

Wasn't being specific, I was making a generalised comment!
 
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