It’s only 6 when it need to be 17

## How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

add zeros in front of number until you get 17 numbers. thats the way they do it here in some states that need 17 number vin.

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17 digit vins were not standard until 1981, so that’s why you have 6 digits.

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> Garrett The Kid Wrote:

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> 17 digit vins were not standard until 1981, so that’s why you have 6

> digits.

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

do you know any good websites to decode them? cheers

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

What exact info are you looking to find ?

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Just everything really like it doesn’t have a reg on on it or the docs so I’d like to just see when it was made and try to find the reg

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

A lot of bikes were never registered and I'm not sure I've ever seen any break down chart of frame #s for Tomos .

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

so has this never been registered?

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

I think I found one at Myrons Mopeds . But mine is 17 characters

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Looks like Max is in the UK, so his vins will look different than ours state side. I know ours would require a segment about EPA conformance along with month / year of manufacture.

I would if you could reach out to Tomos directly for information. They are still making bikes and might have records on it.

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

> Jimmy Cincinnati Wrote:

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> Looks like Max is in the UK, so his vins will look different than ours

> state side. I know ours would require a segment about EPA conformance

> along with month / year of manufacture.

Not before 1981, which this is definitely pre-81

> I would if you could reach out to Tomos directly for information. They

> are still making bikes and might have records on it.

And yeah, they're basically out of business, so good luck getting in touch with anyone there.

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

the frame numbers are production numbers, not vin numbers, here is a possibly useful link, its in dutch but im sure you can decode it http://vintagemoped.nl/english/tomos/frameno2.htm

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

hmm doesnt seem like its on there

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i thought it was in the 1970 range of numbers

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1971, my bad

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oh in the range got you

## Re: How to decode tomos a3 vin number?

From Myrons Mopeds:

VIN model codes

Motor vehicles worldwide since 1981 (and USA-made since 1954) have a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number.

VIN digits 1, 2, 3 are the world manufacturer identifier.

Tomos VIN digits 1, 2, 3 are VY2 (Yugoslavia 2) up to 1992, ZZ1 (Slovenia 1) from 1992 on

VIN digits 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 are the vehicle attributes.

Tomos VIN digit 4 is “A” up to 2013, “M” after 2013.

Tomos VIN digits 5, 6 are the 2-digit model code. See table below.

Tomos VIN digits 7, 8 is “11” up to 1992, “12” in 1992-2013, “BE” after 2013.

VIN digit 9 is a security or error check digit

VIN digit 10 is the year A=1980, B=1981, C=1982, D=1983, E=1984, F=1985, G=1986, H=1987, J=1988, K=1989

VIN digit 10 is the year L=1990, M=1991, N=1992, P=1993, R=1994, S=1995, T=1996, V=1997, W=1998, X=1999

VIN digit 10 is the year Y=2000, 1=2001, 2=2002, 3=2003, 4=2004, 5=2005, 6=2006, 7=2007, 8=2008, 9=2009

VIN digit 10 is the year A=2010, B=2011, C=2012, D=2013, E=2014, F=2015, G=2016, H=2017, J=2018, K=2019

VIN digit 10 is the year L=2020, M=2021, N=2022, P=2023, R=2024, S=2025, T=2026, V=2027, W=2028, X=2029

VIN digit 11 is the plant code.

Tomos VIN digit 11 is “K” (Koper) up to 2013, and “S” after 2013.

VIN digits 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 are the 6-digit serial number.

It goes in to further detail here

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