How to tell if its a 00, 01 or 02 426 ??


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  • Daz_426_02

Posted April 04, 2005 - 09:47 AM

#1

Hello all.
Dose anyone know how to tell weather a bike is what year by markings on the bike? Ie engine number starting with a certain letter or number?

I have a 02 426F but as its a off road bike I got no papers with it but just curious if there is anyway of telling?

Many thanks in advance.

Daz

  • sleeman

Posted April 04, 2005 - 09:52 AM

#2

Write down the serial number and ill check it right away. Frame and engine. Is it a stolen bike.

  • Daz_426_02

Posted April 04, 2005 - 10:01 AM

#3

No I don't think its going to be a stolen bike as I have already registered it with the DVLA (Driving Vehicle Licence Association) in the UK, and they have cleared it. Most places (not sure about the US) motocross bikes don't have papers. None of my bikes have ever had papers. Ill PM you the numbers anyway...

Thanks
PS: Hang on is it safe to give out these numbers to anyone? No Disrespect Sleeman but if i just gave out these numbers if they fell into the wrong hands they could be used to cover up a stolen bike?

  • Guest_BrandonV_*

Posted April 04, 2005 - 10:38 AM

#4

Isn't there a tag near the steering head with that info?

  • SureBlue

Posted April 04, 2005 - 10:49 AM

#5

The tenth digit/letter in the yamaha VIN is the year of manufacture.
The letters I, O, Q, U, Z are not used to avoid confusion with numbers.
1980 A
1981 B
1982 C
1983 D
1984 E
1985 F
1986 G
1987 H
1988 J
1989 K
1990 L
1991 M
1992 N
1993 P
1994 R
1995 S
1996 T
1997 V
1998 W
1999 X
2000 Y
2001 1
2002 2
2003 3
2004 4
2005 5

Everything that follows the year digit/letter is the serial number, i.e. a sequential value that shows when the bike came off a given production line.

so, "JYACH01W3WA001674"
is a 1998 (W) model WR400F, and this was the 1674'th bike produced from production line "A".

Courtesy: jim aka the wrooster, '01 wr250f

  • Daz_426_02

Posted April 04, 2005 - 10:50 AM

#6

Thanks for the info.
I think that the UK and possibly Europe have a different system. This is what my engine number and frame number look like...

XCJ01C-******X Frame number
XJ3086-******X Engine number

*'s are numbers.

And the 10th letter/digit dosent make sense, its either a 05 (doubt it) or its not on that list the number....

Thanks again for the info.

  • SureBlue

Posted April 04, 2005 - 11:51 AM

#7

I need to check my bikes, I agree something is wrong here...
Is wrooster around?

  • sleeman

Posted April 04, 2005 - 03:54 PM

#8

Give me the rest of the number and ill be able to tell you what year it is.

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  • 02YZ426

Posted April 04, 2005 - 04:08 PM

#9

Does your bike have a sticker on the frame behind the triple clamps?? Mine does, and it says what month, and year it was made in. Yours should have it too, unless someone took it off.

  • sleeman

Posted April 04, 2005 - 05:41 PM

#10

PS: Hang on is it safe to give out these numbers to anyone? No Disrespect Sleeman but if i just gave out these numbers if they fell into the wrong hands they could be used to cover up a stolen bike?[/QUOTE]
Ill just write it down in that case: 2000 CJ01C-000270
2002 CJ01C-2A022899
Notice the number after the dash, wrooster was right when he said that this number represents the year. If it doesnt look similar to either of these two serial numbers then its an 01. :naughty:

  • SureBlue

Posted April 04, 2005 - 06:10 PM

#11

PS: Hang on is it safe to give out these numbers to anyone? No Disrespect Sleeman but if i just gave out these numbers if they fell into the wrong hands they could be used to cover up a stolen bike?

Ill just write it down in that case: 2000 CJ01C-000270
2002 CJ01C-2A022899
Notice the number after the dash, wrooster was right when he said that this number represents the year. If it doesnt look similar to either of these two serial numbers then its an 01. :D


Then all my 4-stroke bikes are/were from 2000.
Does not fit, there is something we are missing. :naughty: :naughty:

  • Yak

Posted April 04, 2005 - 08:01 PM

#12

'00 came stock with non floating solid front rotor and Akebono master cylinder. '01 and '02 switched to Nissin. 01 was first year with titanium valves. There are other changes between the 3 years, buts thats all I cam remember at the moment.

  • SureBlue

Posted April 04, 2005 - 08:12 PM

#13

'01 has a blue coated subframe and '02 has aluminum. Also the rear fender text YZF426 differs a bit.

  • Daz_426_02

Posted April 04, 2005 - 10:39 PM

#14

Ahh that makes sense then. THe Aluminium sub frame is an easy way to tell...
As for the sticker behind the triple clamps im not sure ill have a look and let you know.

Thanks for all the info.

Daz

  • Fastest1

Posted April 05, 2005 - 04:24 AM

#15

Swingarm pivot diameter changed I believe between 00 & 01. Also axle diameter changed. Small clutch changes (no judder spring) were done.

  • sleeman

Posted April 05, 2005 - 04:50 AM

#16

Then all my 4-stroke bikes are/were from 2000.
Does not fit, there is something we are missing. :D :naughty:

Look again, it all made sense when i looked at the bikes on the showroom floor this morning. :naughty:

  • mattie

Posted September 09, 2006 - 10:32 AM

#17

Tomorrow I am going to look at a WR426F from 2002, It is an European model

Can anyone tell me how to uncover the YOB of an european bike by the frame no.?

any information is welcome.
thanks in advance - Jer from the netherland.





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