WR 400What year do I call it?
Posted February 23, 2003 - 06:52 PM
Some crew are telling me that it is a 99 model and will have 99 model mods.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted February 23, 2003 - 08:10 PM
Posted February 23, 2003 - 10:34 PM
they skipped the 'O' (letter O) for the 02 models because people confuse it with the numeral '0' (zero). So therefore, working back, an 01 model is an 'N' designation, an 00 model is a 'M' designation, a 99 model is a 'L' designation and the 98n is a 'K' designation...
I think the 'A' model is somewhere back in time when WR's were 2 stroke...
Posted February 24, 2003 - 04:33 AM
I don't know where some people get their information but a 98 will have a "w" in the 10th spot and a 99 will have an "x". 2000 will be a "0" (that's zero). 2001 will be a 1, 2002 will be a 2, and 2003 is a 3. These are the same designations in automobiles. I know this for a fact because I work in the auto industry.
Posted February 24, 2003 - 06:45 AM
I've never compared mine to a '98, but one of the more obvious ones to look for might be the rear axle size? I think they beefed that up. NH Kevin, the moderator, can tell you better what to look for. A lot of these guys can...
Maybe do a search on 'differences between '98 and '99' or 'changes to '99'. Might find an identifying feature there.
I seem to remember something about the '98 having a blank starter 'boss' on the engine case that disappeared in '99, too. Yamaha.dude or someone can probably tell you a visual identifier.
Posted February 24, 2003 - 11:36 AM
I never mentioned mine was a VIN code...
There are different codes for different models, my sons 2002 TTR-90 is also a 'P' model from Yamaha