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    SMTTJ9052GXXXXXXX (where X's are numbers)

    Bonneville T100, build date 01/08, factory code F4.

    Purchased in Australia.

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    The following is taken from the Genuine Triumph Electronic Parts catalogue:-

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    VIN Number

    In some cases, correct selection of a part depends on matching the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the motorcycle to a range of VIN numbers in the catalogue. It is essential that the VIN number be correctly matched with the information given in the catalogue in order to make correct selection of spare parts. Generally, only the final six digits of the VIN number will be required. The VIN number can always be found in two places on the motorcycle.

    Outside USA: The Vehicle Identification Number is stamped into the right side of the steering head, and can also be found on the VIN plate which is riveted to the frame immediately behind the steering head.

    USA: The Vehicle Identification Number is stamped into the right side of the steering head. The Vehicle Identity Number is also printed on a label on the steering head.

    2007 Model year Bonneville, T100, America, Thruxton, Scrambler & Speedmaster.

    In some instances, where a VIN break is shown against a part (eg, up to a VIN or from a VIN), it will now also be necessary to check for a factory build code to ensure the correct part is selected. The factory build code can be found on the VIN plate for all bikes except those built for America, Taiwan and Canada. For American, Taiwanese and canadian bikes this detail can be found on a small sticker located above the steering lock. The VIN plate will bear the code "F2" or F4" in its bottom most field. In the case of American, Taiwanese and Canadian bikes, the same "F2" or "F4" codes can be found on the small square sticker located above the steering lock.

    Therefore, if an entry such as the example given below is shown in the parts information, refer to the VIN plate, check the VIN number and also the factory code and select a part corresponding to the factory code then the VIN:

    Example VIN entry from the parts information: >2851230-F2, >2851234-F4.

    For example; if the factory code on the VIN plate or sticker is F2, then select parts according to the line shown against the F2 VIN. If the factory code is F4, parts should be selected according to the line shown against the F4 VIN. Where no F2 or F4 entry is made against a VIN break, then parts need only be selected according to VIN number.
    Unquote.

    From that I take the factory code F2 to indicate Hinkley and F4 to indicate Thailand. Wasn't 2007 the year they shifted some production to Thailand?

    If my assumption is correct it makes it easy to identify where a bike was produced, at least for 2007 and later models. It may also help to cast some light on what the letters in the VIN mean if there is any consistency between a bikes factory build number and letter(s) in the VIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlb1058
    Quote Originally Posted by Churchy
    Certainly can

    J after SMTTP is Jacknell Rd Hinckley England and T after SMTTP is Thailand

    some info here http://musicswap.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=604

    As can see its quite easy to follow with Bonnevilles but other models become confusing
    Feel free to decode coz I gt no bloody idea

    SMTTJ900TM******* - and I might add, the negine don't match the frame
    Will try to work it out ASAP Carl

    Quote Originally Posted by Boof
    The J and the T don't cover all bikes sent over seas
    As in the US and Asia
    They said mine was an 80,s model :? i think it was
    When i asked my local dealer to decode he told me he had no idea how to do it :(
    On Bon's I am pretty sure it does but if 80's model Boof its not a Hinckley :-)

    Examples only

    Using number: SMT TC 340 C F J 100001

    SMT - manufacturers I.D code
    TC - Model type
    340 - Model spec
    C - engine number
    F - Final Drive sprocket ratio
    J - Country of Production
    TC - Model type
    100001 - Chassis ID number

    or using number SMTT J 340 C F TC J 10001

    SMTT - manufacturers I.D code
    J - Country of production
    340 - Model spec
    C - engine number
    F - Final Drive Sprocket ratio
    TC - Model Type
    10001 - Chassis ID number

    Vin Decoder

    http://www.motoverse.com/tools/vinDecoder.asp

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlb1058
    Update on Mine:
    Build date 2001 UK
    Sold (order placed with Peter Stevens) from Tom Byrnes (now Procycles) on 01/04/2001
    Forest Green and Silver 790cc Bonneville
    and the engine is the original one

    AAARRGGHHH I just realised summut - look at the sale date, BLOODY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boof
    Tell me then what you see from this
    Now hideing in the fitness protection program


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boof
    Quote Originally Posted by Boof
    Tell me then what you see from this
    Try this boof

    Vin Decoder

    http://www.motoverse.com/tools/vinDecoder.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchy
    World region:
    Europe

    Manufactured in:
    Great Britain

    Year:
    1986

    Thats it mate
    Turns out to be one of the Harris collection :? :? :? :shock:
    But not relished till 2010 Lucky me
    Now hideing in the fitness protection program


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boof
    Quote Originally Posted by Boof
    Tell me then what you see from this
    From Triumphrat

    -------------------- START ------------------

    1-2 = Country of origin we all have SM here for UK designed

    3 = Manufacturer, T is for Triumph

    4-5 = Model type, TJ=Bonneville, they are all variants of the original

    6-8 = model number (these are what I could derive) There seems to be no variance on location in the world. Likewise for years
    Bonneville=900,910
    Thruxton=904,914
    T100=905,912,915 (not sure if the 912 was reported right)
    Speedmaster=906,916
    Scrambler=907,917

    9 = motor
    T=790cc 360 firing
    1=865cc 270 firing
    2=865cc 360 firing
    7=865cc 360 firing EFI

    10 = final drive ratio G=18/43, M=17/43, R=18/44

    11 = model year, 1=2001....A=2010 etc

    12-17 chassis number

    ------------------- END ----------------------

    So from that I conclude that mine is a "Bonneville, 790cc, 17/43, 2001.

    Wow all that for that :shock: :roll: :shock:
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchy View Post
    Ok this is a work in progress and its confusing as numbers are placed different with UK and US exports (maybe even Oz)

    SMTT J****G******* 2007 Bonneville. purchased Australia

    SMTT J****TM****** 2002 Bonneville. Purchased Australia

    SMTT T************ Example of Thailand Bonny vin Purchased UK or here

    SMT***DJ*TJ****** 1995 T/bird. Purchased Singapore

    SMT***DJ*TJ****** 1995 U.S Imported T/bird engine

    SMTTC***DMT****** 1996 Sprint 900 Purchased in Oz.


    The 5th (11th digit in US & singapore) tells ya where it was made; J = the Hinckley factory in England ... T = Thailand factory.

    "J" is for Jacknell Road,Hinckley

    Example Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) US & UK VIN's

    Using: SMT TC 340 C F J 100001

    SMT - manufacturers I.D code
    T - Country of production
    C - Model type
    340 - Model spec
    C - engine number
    F - Final Drive sprocket ratio
    J - Country of Production
    TC - Model type
    100001 - Chassis ID number
    .
    or SMTT J 340 C F TC J 10001

    SMTT - manufacturers I.D code
    J - Country of production
    340 - Model spec
    C - engine number
    F - Final Drive Sprocket ratio
    TC - Model Type
    10001 - Chassis ID number
    ................
    At this stage it appears Manufacturers ID code can be SMTT Or SMT
    Am pretty sure US Vin is correct But not so sure re ours and UK one (This stage believe both UK & Oz are same)

    G =

    TM =

    Vin can identify:

    World region: Europe, UK etc
    Manufactured in: Great Britain, Thailand
    Year:

    But not yet sure how as this is as far as I have got so far & may need amending
    But will add more to posting when find it

    If others are prepared to show their vin letters (only) here that would be helpfull Also what year/model the bike is.


    Vin Decoder


    http://www.motoverse.com/tools/vinDecoder.asp

    Damn ! Link no longer works !

    Anyone know of other decoders ?

    Pity more people never provided Vin letter model and year
    May have been able to have our own decoder worked out. As Motoverse one was not always right anyway and was U.S Decoder


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    J England T Thailand

    British made Triumph motorcycles have a worldwide following. As with all types of commercial motor vehicle, Triumphs come with a vehicle identification number (VIN) that provides information about the motorcycle. These numbers include information about where the motorcycle was manufactured, the model, engine type and other important information used to positively identify the vehicle.

    1
    Locate the VIN number. The VIN number is stamped on a small VIN plate underneath the seat and on the registration documentation. For example, SMTTF600MGX100001.

    2
    Write down the first three digits. These digits correspond to the manufacturer. For example, SMT means Triumph.

    3
    Write down the next two digits. These digits indicate the model type. For example, TF denotes a TF which is short for Sprint ST TF.

    4
    Make a note of the next three digits. These indicate the model number. A 600 would indicate a 600 cc motor, which to follow the previous examples means a Sprint ST TF 600.

    5
    Write the following digit, which is the motor number. This digit represents the engine configuration, which is the number of cylinders multiplied by the bore and divided by the stroke. An "M" indicates a 3*79/65 motor configuration.

    6
    Proceed to with the next digit, which denotes the final drive ratio. A "G" in this case. This is equal to a drive ratio of 18/43.

    7
    Write the following digit to identify the year of manufacture. "X" is 1999, according to Triumph's VIN codes.

    8
    Write the final digits to determine the chassis number. This example uses a chassis number of 100001.

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