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03-06-2012, 09:07 PM
What year is my Big Bear?

I just became an owner of a Yamaha Big Bear 350.
I need to find out what year it is to start my search for parts. I found a number on the frame # JY43HNW09l0023837

I need the front fender. Any suggestions on where to look?
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I just became an owner of a Yamaha Big Bear 350.
I need to find out what year it is to start my search for parts. I found a number on the frame # JY43HNW09l0023837

I need the front fender. Any suggestions on where to look?
Thanks !
went to www dot motoverse dot com to decode the Vin

1990 YAMAHA YFM350FW
VIN:JY43HNW09L0023837Check sum validation failed
World region:Asia
Manufactured in:Japan
Year:1990
Make:Yamaha
Model:YFM350FW
Body style:All Terrain
Drive type:RWD
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03-06-2012, 09:21 PM
2001 its always 10 number in you ser num for yamaha 1 01 2 02 3 03 ect unless 1999 or older then its a letter but cant remember them off hand
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03-06-2012, 09:43 PM
I think it's a 1990 model. The 10th digit in the VIN above doesn't appear to be a "1". It appears to be a lowercase "L". All the letters in the VIN should be capital letters, so maybe that's a typo. If it is, indeed an "L", then it's a 1990 model. And I don't think Yamaha made a 350 Big Bear in '01, it would have to be a 400 Big Bear if it was made in '01. Here's a chart that you can use to find the year. Just find the 10th digit and match it up in the chart.



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Wow thanks everyone! Now I need to find some front fenders. Any suggestions?
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