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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 02:21 PM
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Just curious, I follow 2 different AT forums, and several AT facebook groups. It seems like it's always European owners who have this issue.

Are the AT's bound for the USA manufactured in a different location as the EURO bikes? I'm yet to see a USA bike with the bad welds, frame paint, etc.

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So this question of mine led me down the VIN decoder route.
https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Honda according to that site here is the info on my bike:

Manufacturer:Honda Japan
Honda
Model:
CRF1000A2/Africa Twin Adventure Sports
Region/Plant:
Kumamoto Japan
Check:
1
Year:
2018
Sequential number:
00098

It would be interesting to see if we could find a trend. TO see if it could be narrowed down to which Honda factory these problem Africa's have come out of.

Plant Codes from Wikipedia not sure how accurate as my plant code (11th position in VIN) is K and K is not listed

Assembly plant
VIN Code Description
A Marysville, Ohio, USA
B Lincoln, Alabama, USA
C Sayama, Saitama, Japan
E Greensburg, Indiana, USA
G El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico
H Alliston, Ontario, Canada
L East Liberty, Ohio, USA
M Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
P Ayutthaya, Thailand
S Suzuka, Mie, Japan
T Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
U Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K.

18 AT AS

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