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I picked up a couple of Polaris ATV's the other night and i could use some help identifying one of them. I was told it was a 1997 Trail Boss 300, but i dont see that there was a 97 300? Was also told the other one i picked up was a 93, but it is a 86....another story for another day.
I found a serial number on the left side of the frame, behind the front tire. There appears to have been at one time an ID plate attached above that, but it is missing.
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according to that link, it would be newer than a 1997, but it also says 97 and newer have a 17 digit vin, which this does not. At this point in not even sure its a Trail Boss. But im pretty confident it is a 2 stroke and Demand Drive (4wd?), but even that confidence is waning.
Anyone know for sure what i have? And yes, i know the front tires are incorrect
Thanks for any help you guys can provide.
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I’m surprised it doesn’t have a 17 digit vin stamped on the frame somewhere. If you do happen to find it, the 10th digit is the year.
Anything prior to 1981 did not have the 17 digit VIN

In 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States standardized the format. It required all on-road vehicles sold to contain a 17-character VIN, which does not include the letters O (o), I (i), and Q (q) (to avoid confusion with numerals 0, 1, and 9) and off highway vehicles did not get a VIN until sometime later - today even go karts and mini-bikes have a VIN
 
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