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Hi, I just bought a Honda Fourtrax 250 for my son. i plan to fix it up and give it to him for Christmas. i don't know what year it is and i'm not sure how to find out. any help would br appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the forums. If you can post the tenth digit (letter or number) of the VIN, I can tell you the year. The VIN is located on the front of the frame on the crosspiece between the two vertical frame rails if it is the '97-'11 Recon 250 model. If it's the '85-'87 Fourtrax 250, it's located on the round tube that the front suspension arm attaches to, at the front of the frame, down near the bottom.
 

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Those pictures show the sticker with the date of manufacture, but the VIN is down lower on the big tube that the front suspension arms attach to.
 

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How do I find the Year model

Hello, I am in the same boat as you are. I can find the serial number, but I can't find a tag (anywhere) that shows the year of the 250 FourTrax that I just bought. I have a serial number, but that is all. So, if you get any replies, I too would be appreciative of this information as well.
 

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Helmut, I am going to give you my serial number here. I think it might be a 1986, but not sure. The # is JH3TE0603FC034269. I am having sooo much trouble finding a way to order parts, particularly the gas cut off switch. I got this thing running, but the gas just pours out of the gas tank. I am a retired machinist, so I have tried everything under the book to fix this cut off valve. The gas tank on this think is plastic and not metal, and I thought that the gas tanks for the 85-86 were metal. I was told that I could buy one from a dealer for $71. That seems just way too extreme for me for a diecast/potmetal piece. Is there a place/site where a fellow can find used parts? Thanks to anyone for your help.
 

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Thanks for the info. dr feelgood. I just checked out my vin and found that mine is a 1985. I am really surprised, I kinda thought the gas tank being plastic meant it was a newer model. At least now I know more about it.
 

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Are you talking about the gas petcock? That has a lever, and you can turn the gas on, off and to reserve?

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Welcome to the forums. If you can post the tenth digit (letter or number) of the VIN, I can tell you the year. The VIN is located on the front of the frame on the crosspiece between the two vertical frame rails if it is the '97-'11 Recon 250 model. If it's the '85-'87 Fourtrax 250, it's located on the round tube that the front suspension arm attaches to, at the front of the frame, down near the bottom.
 
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