how do i confirm 2009 model?

8 replies to this topic
  • muzyamaha

Posted August 16, 2011 - 01:28 AM


Going to look at a 2009 yz450f tonight and am woundering how 2 confirm it is in fact a 09 model and its not 06...


  • yzf1999

Posted August 16, 2011 - 02:43 AM


look at the swingarm...09 is the only year there is NO plastic access plug

  • jratcliffe3

Posted August 16, 2011 - 03:58 AM


Thats the simple way, also the 10th digit (I think) in the VIN number on the frame should be a 9.

  • APlusAutoParts

Posted August 16, 2011 - 06:00 AM


with cars it is the 10th digit to confirm the year and with cars it would be a 9, probably the same with bikes

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  • blakers213

Posted August 16, 2011 - 06:13 AM


Ride it. 06 has gobs of low end power. 09 has very little low end power.:eek:

  • YamaLink

Posted August 16, 2011 - 06:40 AM


On a related note, there is a seller(s) in the UK offering YZF's to unsuspecting buyers who don't know about the VIN identification. They are buying an 06 and thinking it's an 08, etc.

  • Yamiryder

Posted August 16, 2011 - 06:51 AM


10th digit in the VIN, as as been stated above, should be a 9.:eek:

  • mgrych

Posted August 16, 2011 - 07:15 AM


is the 09 the only shorty pipe?

  • dalonar

Posted August 16, 2011 - 09:24 AM


08 had the same pipe

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