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Help Identifying Bike

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dhatch0793, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. dhatch0793

    dhatch0793 XS400 New Member

    I just came upon a free motorcycle and I have been having trouble identifying it. I've read around and have run into contradicting answers and no mention of a year so I was hoping you guys could help. I had seen a forum post on here roughly 6 months ago with a list of VIN numbers with corresponding model years but I haven't been able to find it again.

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  2. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Yep, it's an 81. To bad it's been all hacked up but for free:)
     
  3. samuelbikes

    samuelbikes XS400 New Member

    how do i find the engine size of my bike its only got a 9 digit vin and i dont have the owners manual
     
  4. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    What's your vin number? All sohc xs400's are 391cc motors. The cc's are stamped on the lower front part of the block. Post some pics of you bike.
     
  5. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    That would be a 79-F model.
     
  6. samuelbikes

    samuelbikes XS400 New Member

    thank you
     
  7. Marcus Delgado

    Marcus Delgado New-Member

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    Similarly, I recently acquired either a 78, or a 79 model XS-400. Please advise. It has disc brakes front and rear, electric ignition (and kickstart), with cast wheels. VIN: 2LO- 101397
     

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  8. rschabo

    rschabo XS400 New Member

    Good to know. I just picked up a XS400 and the VIN started 2L0. I was told it was an 84 but when I started looking into it I figured it was late 70's. I called a few dealers and they couldn't look up these old 9 digit codes either.
     

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