Model Identification Using VIN
Posted September 01, 2009 - 09:56 AM
Posted September 01, 2009 - 10:01 AM
P.S. The sticker is most likely on the frame where the handle bars attach, right under neath, and you may need to turn the wheel to see the sticker.
Posted September 01, 2009 - 09:21 PM
Here is an sample of a valid VIN for a 2008 Yamaha WR450F, with the 10th alpha numeric character underlined and the last three characters altered because I'm cautious JYACJ13Y58A000632.
Posted September 01, 2009 - 09:52 PM
Posted September 01, 2009 - 10:19 PM
Posted September 02, 2009 - 12:11 AM
If the engine cases are black, its an 08
99.9% positive this is the case worldwide.
Posted September 02, 2009 - 10:52 AM
If you can't resolve the VIN issue, I would go back to the dealer and have them sort out what would appear to be a mis-identified motorcycle. Leaving it unresolved can only lead to a problem down the road when you try to sell the bike. If all of the folks on this forum who have responded to your inquiry and others of the same type over time, instantly go on the Internet to VIN translator websites and tell you that your VIN is in error, you can be sure that the future buyer of your used motorcycle will be as smart as we are.
Are you familiar with the sayings of "Murphy" in South Africa? His most famous saying is,"What can go wrong, will go wrong". Words to live by.
Posted September 04, 2009 - 12:40 AM