Maxi N rigid ID

hi, whats the best way to work out the year of manufacture on my rigid? whos the guru? any help would be great, thanks.

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A Boy Named Britchez ... /

I think there's a vin/year decoder chart for puch in the wiki.

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thanks man, i`ll have a look after breakfast...

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Carlos Spicy Wiener /

So how about later years? I've got a Maxi N that starts with 656****, got any ideas?

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looked but found nothing that starts with 99545**, did see a few with 9594***, this number (mine) iis on the plate, so is this a vin number and not a frame number? i`ll be down the workshop later today and will remove the paint where the frame number should be, right hand stay? acording to something i saw on the wiki. is this correct, is the same number on the frame stay stamped on the id plate?

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levi, you got a N? did you buy the one from motomatic?

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Carlos Spicy Wiener /

The frame only and yes. Used to be yours?

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ok same number on frame is on the id plate, still don`t help....

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Carlos Spicy Wiener /

Any luck Axe man?

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no, i was wondering who bought that one. i have a frame/fork also.

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Emialed you about your frame...any pics?

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getting closer Carlos, but still no date, motor is thought to be late `60`s early `70`s, has a decomp valve on head, E50 for sure but no definative year... pre July 76 is good for registration in Aus, i don`t have to comply (as if i ever did...) will keep searching, also has internal coil (thanks Chris at 1977), it`s an oddity, which kinda fits...

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whoa, i saw the pic in your profile, mark. that thing IS old...

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1969 was the first year of the maxi and the no clutch cover e50 was replaced for 1976 with the regular e50. I dont know if bing carbs have a date code, but if they do that might help (assuming you have the factory carburetor).

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grey l, thanks, saw a few pics after trawling around, only found two with the same decomp head and spark plug position, one is `69, the other is `71, thats close enough for me, started chopping and welding today, this will be a fine wee beastie, with a hand made girder front end.... pics will come, thanks all, Bcool.

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levi, the vin on my N is 6842538, the plate says the date of mf is 12/77.

i dont know your complete vin but there could be up to 282,538 bikes made between the yours and mine. if i had to make an educated guess id say yours was made in 1976 or at the most, very early 1977. again this is a guess as there is only one other run that compairs with the amount of bikes manufactured. in that time frame.

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Carlos Spicy Wiener /

Hey hey! Good to know! It's easy to get new papers in California, I just wanted to get the year pinned down I sent in the paperwork. As I understand most if not all 76's when red to start with...so was this one.

Thanks a bunch!

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