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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

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