Last year for yz426

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  • johnnyb108

Posted June 27, 2008 - 12:28 PM


I am looking at an ad for a 2004 YZ426. I went to the Yamaha web site to see how much a manual would be, the last year that can be selected for a YZ426 is 2002? Is the ad wrong? Could it be a 450 and the guy does not know what he has?

Advise please.

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  • grayracer513

Posted June 27, 2008 - 12:40 PM


You're correct as to 2002 being the last 426.

The tenth character of the VIN code will tell you what year the seller's bike actually is. For 2001, it's a 1, '02 was a 2, etc. 1998-2000 were W, X and Y. All '03-'05 models were 450's and were 4 speeds. 2000-'02 models were 426's and 5 speeds.

  • johnnyb108

Posted June 27, 2008 - 05:32 PM


Thanks for the info. I called the guy who was selling the bike. He said, oh, it's a 02 or 03. He did not even know the ad said 2004. I told him I was not interested in the bike. Wow!

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