yz 450 FBL VS FBW


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  • ayamaha101

Posted October 15, 2015 - 03:53 AM

#1

Hello

 

I am trying to buy parts for an YZ 450 F 2012  that was bought outside of  the USA.

 

When you go to partzilla.com you have the choice between parts for the YZ 450 FBL  or the FBW.

 

When i looked at the bike manual , it says it is an YZ 450 FB, but it does not says if the third letter  is an L or W.

 

H0w do i know which parts to buy? Should i choose parts for the FBL or   the FBW?  I have given my VIN to a partzilla agent, but they could not figure it out as it is not a model bought in the USA.

 

 

Thank you for any suggestions.


Edited by ayamaha101, October 15, 2015 - 03:57 AM.


  • grayracer513

Posted October 15, 2015 - 06:32 AM

#2

F= Four-stroke

B= 2012 

W= White

L= Blue

 

They couldn't figure that out, eh? 



  • ayamaha101

Posted October 15, 2015 - 07:33 AM

#3

ah ok thank you

 

 W for white makes sense, do you know by any chance why they chose L for Blue?



  • grayracer513

Posted October 15, 2015 - 08:41 AM

#4

No idea, but it's a prevalent thing.  "L" is used instead of "B" for blue in wiring schematics, also ("B" is for black).  So you might see a line labeled "LB", which means blue with a black stripe. 



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  • mike_dean

Posted October 16, 2015 - 12:23 PM

#5

What do they call a light blue wire? Coming from a car back ground they need many more colors and combinations.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 17, 2015 - 07:02 AM

#6

They call it "Sb" ("Sky blue").

 

I didn't make it up.   :excuseme:

 

Ever seen the wiring harness on, oh, let's say a B52?  2 1/2" conduits packed with 16-20 gauge wire, all of it white.  



  • mike_dean

Posted November 19, 2015 - 12:31 PM

#7

That makes sense

  • mike_dean

Posted November 19, 2015 - 01:11 PM

#8

Old motorhomes all red wires stapled behind glued on cheap paneling, now I remember.





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