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Howdy gang!
I found ya'll from a Google search that was helpful to me and am writing to get more information.
I am writing to find a place on the web that I can get the letter designation codes breakdown. I'm not seeking VIN information.
I have thousands of Kawasaki (and other manufactures) parts catalog microfiche and need help identifying the years being represented on each Kawasaki fiche.
What I want to know is the YEAR associated with a LETTER in the header of the fiche.

Examples:
KX80- C Series
KAF620-C6: Mule 2500
KAF620-E1/E2/E3/E4/E5 Mule 3010 4X4
JS650-A2:650SX
KSF250-A8/A9: Mojave 250
KLF300-B15:Bayou 300

In addition, can someone give me some insight to the coding of
KAF620-E1/E2/E3/E4/E5 Mule 3010 4X4
One would believe that this model would be a 620cc engine but what is up with the 3010 part?

And in the power equipment: Generators? Welder? Combo? Years?
Examples:
GD700-A
GD700-AS
KG2600-B Series
KG2900-A/B Series
 

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OK gang.... I am offering up one microfiche for your year/make/model of Kawasaki (if I have it) to whom gets me the info I am looking for. I have thousands so I'll probably have what your looking for. Up to about the 2007 model year.

I have seen a few places that have codes but they have not given my the exacting info I need to proceed.

Or if someone can explain it so it all makes since to me.
I located this but but it doesn't seem to apply.
A = 1980
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
K = 1989
L = 1990
M = 1991
N = 1992
P = 1993
R = 1994
S = 1995
T = 1996
V = 1997
W = 1998
X = 1999
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
7 = 2007
8 = 2008
9 = 2009
The list then repeats with A = 2010 and so on.
 

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I'm not sure Kawasaki used a "method to the madness" in the lettering. The only "method" that I can detect is that if the body/engine of a particular model stayed the same with only minor changes then they used the same leter followed by an increase in the number following the letter. An example being my 1000LTD is an 81 K1 so in 82 the same bike was a K2. If you look at the 1000LTD in the year prior to mine it was a B4. So they didn't stay with sequential letters for the following year of the same model. For that reason, I think you'd have to use a site like kawasaki.com and just look up the year of each individual bike to get the year/letter association.
 

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It's been a long time since I used one, but as I recall, the first or last frame of information on the fiche itself stated the years covered, along with the VINs. Get yerself a fiche machine! :mrgreen:
 

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... I think you'd have to use a site like kawasaki.com and just look up the year of each individual bike to get the year/letter association.
With thousands of Microfiche, for my intentions, although that is an option it's just not feasible. However, if I could get a pattern I might be able to work with it without having to look up each fiche.

In reply #2 that appears to be the year of manufacture info that would be one of the digits in a VIN.
With that, then the code pattern in post number one would apply?
How would that work with such as E2, A1, A8, B15 etc.?
Isn't the VIN year marker a single character? Some of the letter/number codes on the fiche are two characters.
 

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It's been a long time since I used one, but as I recall, the first or last frame of information on the fiche itself stated the years covered, along with the VINs. Get yerself a fiche machine! :mrgreen:
Got one! Works great.
Not all fiche I've looked at have the year data.

Thanks for your help gang.

So it would seem that there is no real pattern I can use for a quick and accurate reference with the various models I have to decipher.
 
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