How do I Tell the Year of a Yamaha Blaster?

by Kevin Bramer

The Yamaha Blaster ATV (all-terrain vehicle) has been sold in the U.S. from 1988 to 2006. It is designed for taut handling and the front and rear suspension tames are meant to ensure a smooth ride. The year of your Blaster can be determined by locating the VIN number on your vehicle and matching a digit to a chart determining vehicle year.

Locate the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on the frame of your Yamaha Blaster. It is stamped on the frame near the left foot peg.

Determine the 10th digit or letter of the VIN number.

Check the following conversion chart to determine the year of your Yamaha Blaster. J: 1988 K: 1989 L: 1990 M: 1991 N: 1992 P: 1993 R: 1994 S: 1995 T: 1996 V: 1997 W: 1998 X: 1999 Y: 2000 1: 2001 2: 2002 3: 2003 4: 2004 5: 2005 6: 2006

About the Author

Kevin Bramer, currently living in Champaign, Ill., has been writing critically about fiction and non-fiction literature (everything from aardvarks to zambonis) since 2000. Bramer has an associate's degree in arts and sciences from Kankakee Community College.