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Old 03-13-2008, 05:10 PM
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Default Identify model year in VIN

I am trying to understand which numbers designate the year of the ATV in the VIN for a Honda Rancher 350 4X4.

Also what was the first year Honda came out with the electronic shifting?
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:59 PM
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Default Identify model year in VIN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V...identification_number


ES showed up on the Foreman 450 (as I recall), a year or so before the Rancher entered the market (???).
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:44 PM
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The guy I got it from said that he thought it was older than 2000 but I was thinking the rancher ES 4X4 didn't come out until around that year.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:54 PM
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Default Identify model year in VIN

go to the front of the machine and look for a sticker on the frame it should be on the left side of the machine
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:25 PM
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Default Identify model year in VIN

The first electric shift in the TRX450 Foreman was 1998 .. First electric shift on the TRX350 Rancher was 2000 ...
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:36 AM
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Default Identify model year in VIN

Thanks everyone. I found the VIN and the sticker on the front. Other machines I have, have the VIN on the frame rail in front of the engine. I was looking in the wrong place.

Now I need some new parts like a fan. What other years will fit a 2002 rancher 350ES?
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