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Vin #s by year

1968: SL350 (model code 801) RW1(if you got one of these, its worth some coin)

1969: SL351 (model code 802) vin code 802(bank on this as well)

1970: SL338 (vins and engines will start with 00101, see the 71 list for clarity)

SL396

SL338

SS396

1971:GP396

SL292

SL338B(vins and engines will start with 20101 or higher, the 2 being key)

SR433

SS433 (starting vins of 00101)

SW396(one of my personal favorites from yesteryear)

SW433E

1972: EW433B

EW643

GP292(woo hooo, loved this little sled!)

GP433

GP643

SL292B(vins will roll at or above 10101

SL338C(vins again roll at or above 30101

SL433

SL433B (vins at 25101 or more)

SR643

SW433B (vins will show 10101 or more)

1973:

Model / Starting Vin Number

EL433B / 843

EW433C / 842

EW643B / 852

GP292B / 845

GP338 / 846

GP433B / 844

GP643B / 847

SL292C / 839

SL338D / 840

SL433B / 841

SM292 / 853

SR292 / 856

SR433C / 857

SR643B / 858

SW433C / 838

1968: SL350 (model code 801) RW1(if you got one of these, its worth some coin)

1969: SL351 (model code 802) vin code 802(bank on this as well)

1970: SL338 (vins and engines will start with 00101, see the 71 list for clarity)

SL396

SL338

SS396

1971:GP396

SL292

SL338B(vins and engines will start with 20101 or higher, the 2 being key)

SR433

SS433 (starting vins of 00101)

SW396(one of my personal favorites from yesteryear)

SW433E

1972: EW433B

EW643

GP292(woo hooo, loved this little sled!)

GP433

GP643

SL292B(vins will roll at or above 10101

SL338C(vins again roll at or above 30101

SL433

SL433B (vins at 25101 or more)

SR643

SW433B (vins will show 10101 or more)

1973:

Model / Starting Vin Number

EL433B / 843

EW433C / 842

EW643B / 852

GP292B / 845

GP338 / 846

GP433B / 844

GP643B / 847

SL292C / 839

SL338D / 840

SL433B / 841

SM292 / 853

SR292 / 856

SR433C / 857

SR643B / 858

SW433C / 838

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model / starting vin number

GP246F / 881

GP292F / 864

GP338F / 865

GP433 / 866

GPX338F / 878

GPX433F / 879

SL338F / 859

SL433F / 861

SM292F / 867

TL433F / 874

TW433F / 868

just a note: on the early sleds from around 72 and up to around 84, the engines also had identifying numbers. easy way to check if the engine was original to the model. most after 84 the vin and the engine prefixes should match starting digits.

1975: last of the easy years, in fact, one of the easiest. for those that remember, this was the year when alot of snowmobile manufacturers went under, or almost under. some blamed it on the oil crisis, others the weather. i worked at a service station during those times, limit: 5 gallons, cars were lined up for miles. the few who weathered the storm we owe thanks to for todays sleds!

GPX338G and GPX433G were the only models produced that year, with vins starting with 888 and 889.

for 1976, new line up, new names, and yamaha started identifying the sleds with numbers used similar to todays.

EX340(Exciter 340)-8A6

EX440(Exciter 440)-8A5

GP300- 899

GP440- 8A1

GS300- 898

GS340- 8A0

PR440(Prestige 440)- 8A2

SRX340- 8A8

SRX440(the start of a long winning streak)- 8A7

1977:

ET250(Enticer 250)-8F3

EX340(Exciter 340)-8E7

EX440(Exciter 440)-8E8

GP440 -8E4

GS300 -8E6

GS340 -8E3

SRX440 -8F2

1978:

ET250(Enticer 250)- 8G5

ET340(Enticer 340)- 8G8

EX340(Exciter 340)- 8G7

EX440(Exciter 440)- 8G6

SRX440 - 8G9

SSR440(Yamahas first and only flat track specific sled) 8H0

1979

EC540(ExcelV) 8H8

ET250(Enticer 250) 8H4

ET300(Enticer 300) 8H9

ET340(Enticer 340) 8H5

ET340E(Enticer 340 electric start)8J4

EX440(Exciter 440) 8H6

SRX440(Duh) 8J0

EC540 (Excel V)--8K1

ET250 (Enticer 250)--8J5

ET300 (Enticer 300)--8K0

ET340 (Enticer 340)--8J6

ET340E (Enticer 340 deluxe with electric start)--8J9

EX440 (Exciter 440)--8J7

SR540 (SRV)--8L0

SRX440--8K2

SS440--8K4

this year brought the two new models in the SS and the SRV which paved the way for sleds to come in the following years.

1981:

EC340 (Excell lll)-- 8L6

ET250 (Enticer 250)--8L2

ET300 (Enticer 300)--8L3

EX440 (Exciter 440)--8L5

SR540 (SRV)--8L9

SRX440--8M6

SS440--8L8

1982:

BR250 (Bravo)--8R4

ET340 (Enticer 340)--8N5

ET340TR (Enticer 340T Long Track)--8R3

SR540 (SRV)--8R6

SS440--8N8

another slim model year from yamaha, but some good sleds are coming!

1983:

BR250 (Bravo 250)--8U0

EC340 (Excell lll) -- 8T7

ET300 (Enticer 300) -- 8T5 (still have this sled, would sell it cheap)

ET340T (Enticer 340 Long Track)--8T9

SR540 (SRV) --8U7 (just sold this one, had it way to long, helluva runner, kinda miss the old girl. bought it used in 86. comfort in knowing it will bring enjoyment to others. man did i do some stuff to that)

SS440--8U3

VMX540 (Vmax) --8U9 (this was the start of good things to come for yamaha. lots of new and firsts on this mighty powerhouse.)

1984:

BR250 (Bravo)--8V7

EC340 (Excel lll)--8W8

ET300 (Enticer 300)--8W6

ET340 (Enticer 340)--8W9

ET340T (Enticer 340 long track)--8X0

PZ480 (Phazer)-8V0 you all know this one, one of the best ever for years to come!

PZ480SE (Phazer SE)-- 8X9. this one came with electric start standard.

SR540 (SRV)--8V9

SS440--8V8

VMX540 (Vmax 540)--8X6. once drove 2.5 hours in the dark to pick one of these up. wish i still had it.

1985:

BR250 (Bravo 250)--80F

BR250T (Bravo 250 Long Track)--8Y1

EC340 (Excell lll)--8Y3

ET340 (Enticer 340)--8Y2

ET340T (Enticer 340T Long Track)--80E

PZ480 (Phazer)-80L

PZ480E (Phazer E Electric Start)--80K

SR540 (SRV)--8Y0

SS440-- 80R

VMX540 (V-Max)--80N

XL540 (XL-V)-8Y7 reintroduced from 1980 with some new graphics and a clutch change, back by popular demand.

1986:

BR250 (Bravo 250)--80v

BR250T (Bravo Long Track)--81U

CF300 (Inviter)--81E this was one of the more space aged sleds for its time and is still desireable amongst collectors and restorers. way cool for its time!

EC340 (Excel lll)--80Y

ET340 (Enticer 340)--80X

ET340T (Enticer 340 Long Track)--81A

PZ480 (Phazer)--81H

PZ480E (Phazer Deluxe, Electric Start)--81J. anyone notice that this year having electric start now makes it "Deluxe"? that moniker will stick for a few years to come, not just for the PZ, but more upcoming sleds.

SR540 (SRV)--81G

VMX540 (Vmax)--81K

XL540 (XL-V)--81R

if anyone following along has noticed any patterns developing with the vin codes, please advise. i know there are commonalities, but i havent been able to predict a constant. things only get more confusing in the next few years.

87:

BR250 (Bravo)--82F

BR250T (Bravo Long Track)--82R

CF300 (Inviter)-- 83M

EC340 (Excel lll) 82J

ET340 (Enticer 340)--82H

ET340T9Enticer 340 Long Track)--82U

EX570 (Exciter)--82M the phazer on steroids. this was a hard sled to tune for an introductory year model. the subsequent years had the bugs worked out but if you have an 87, theres plenty of corrective info available.

PZ480 (Phazer)-- 82K

PZ480E (Phazer Electric Start)--82L

SR540 (SRV)--82W. my second srv purchase. never should have let the wife ride the 83 after the motor work. should have kept her on the Excell 340. this began a life long journey towards her power and speed addiction.

VMX540 (Vmax)--83H. wouldnt let her ride this for another year or so. wish i never did.

XL540 (XL-V)--82V

1988:

BR250 (Bravo)--83Y

BR250T (Bravo 250 Long Track)--84E

CF300 (Inviter)--83U. anyone ever ride one of these? looks and styling were years beyond. i would have thought yamaha recruited aliens from outer space on this build.

EC340-(Excell lll)--84H. bought a pair of these for dang near nothing from a guy that didnt take well to the cold. great for the kids and fun for the adults. just needed more track.

ET340 (Enticer 340)--83T

ET340T (Enticer Long Track)--84F

ET340LTR (Enticer Long Track + Reverse) --84G this one set precedence for the future as well. reverse? who needs that. wait, i do!

EX570 (Exciter) --84M

EX570E (Exciter Deluxe [E-Start]--84N

PZ480 (Phazer)--84J

PZ480E (Phazer Deluxe [E-Start]--83V

SR540 (SRV)--84L

SV80 (Snoscoot)--85G. fun little machines these were, kid or adult, jet ski on snow

SV80E (Snoscoot w/ E start)--85H

VK540--84R big ole wide and long track tree pulling, moose hauling, ice shanty dragging utility sled. one of the first wide tracks ever among the big 4. set a mark others followed.

XL540 (XL-V)--83W

1989:

BR250 (Bravo)--86A

BR250T (Bravo Long Track)--86C

CF300 (Inviter)--86E

CS340 (Ovation)--85L

CS340E (Ovation Deluxe w/ E-Start)--85N

ET340TR (Enticer Long Track/Reverse)--85V

EX570 (Exciter)--86M

EX570E (Exciter Deluxe/E-Start)--86N

PZ480 (Phazer)--86F

PZ480E (Phazer Deluxe E/Start)--86H

SR540 (SRV)--86U

SV80 (Snoscoot)--85X

SV80E (Snoscoot E-Start)--85Y

VK540E (VK540)--86R

XL540 (XL-V)--86K

BR250 (Bravo)--87S

BR250T (Bravo LT)--87T

CF300 (Inviter)--86W

CS340 (Ovation)--87D

CS340E (Ovation w/ E-start)--87E

ET400TR (Enticer w/long track and reverse)--87L

EX570 (Exciter)--87M

EX570E (Exciter LE E-start)--87N

EX570H (Exciter High Altitude)--87X. this was an attempt by yamaha to deliver an altitude specific sled. first and last try, except below.

EX570HE (Exiter LE, E-start)--87Y. same as above, just had the option.

PZ480 (Phazer ll)--87F. same old pz, finally got a 121 track and some minor other alterations.

PZ480E (Phazer ll E-Start)--87H

SR540 (SRV)--87U

SV125 (Snosport)--87A. snoscootwith a big engine for us grownups. yee-haw!

SV125 (Snosport E-Start)--87B

SV80 (Snoscoot)--86X

SV80E (Snoscoot w/ E-start)--86Y

VK540E (VK540)--87R

XL540 (XL-V)--87K

91:

br250t (bravo lt[long track]--88p whered the shorty go?

ex570 (exciter ll)--88r

ex570e (exciter ll le e start)--88s

pz480 (phazer ll)--88f

pz480e (phazer ll le e-start--88h

pz480st (phazer ll long track)--88x possibly the first production sled not utility related that had a long track. of course short track by todays standard. more on that later.

sr540 (srv)--88u

sv125 (snosport)--88a

sz125e (as above, only with the e-start )--88b

vk540e (vk540)--88n

vt480xl (venture xl)--88t

notice the ommission of the snoscoot and the addition of the venture. the venture was heavily based on the pz but this sled upon this years introduction became one of the more popular models in the lineup for years to come.

having an issue with the finger on the left hand as its missing a bit of skin, it will heal, hence the select use of caps on this installment.

and for you nay sayers, i am a born lefty that hunts and picks. try it off handed.

1992:

BR250 (Bravo)--89B

BR250T (Bravo Long Track)--89D

CS340E (Ovation LE)--89E forgot the e-start

ET410TR (Enticer II LT)--89X

EX570 (Exciter II)--89J

EX570E (Exciter II LE, E Start)--89K

PZ480 (Phazer II)--89F

PZ480E (Phazer II Electric Start)--89H

PZ480ST (Phazer II ST Long Track)--89G

VT480GT (Venture GT)--89V

VT480XL (Venture XL)--89M

VX750 (Vmax-4)--89A. this was the start of some serious hp and some hardcore butt kicking!

1993:

BR250 (Bravo)--8AE

BR250T (Bravo Long Track)--8AF

CS340E (Ovation LE Elect. Start)--8AH

ET410TR (Enticer II LT)--8AJ

EX570 (Exciter II)--8AV

EX570E (Exciter II LE, Elec Start)--8AW

EX570ST (Exciter II, Long Track)--89L

EX570SX (Exciter II SX)--8AY Exciter on roids, the start of better things!

PZ480 (Phazer II)--8AK

PZ480E (Phazer II LE, Elect-Start)--8AL

PZ480ST (Phazer II ST, Long Track)--8AM

VK540E) (VK540 II)--8AU

VT480GT (Venture GT)--8AP

VT480XL (Venture XL)--8AN

VX750 (Vmax-4)--8AX. still kicking butt!

1994:

BR250T (Bravo Long Track)--8BD

CS340E (Ovation LE)--8BE

ET410TR (Enticer II Long Track)--8BY

PZ480 (Phazer II)--8BF

PZ480E (Phazer II LE)--8BG

PZ480ST (Phazer II Long Track)--8BH

VK540E (VK540 II)--8AC

VT480XL (Venture XL)--8BK

VX500 (Vmax 500)--8AB

VX500DX (Vmax 500 DX) 8BB

VX500E (Vmax 500 Electric Start)--8BP

VX500ST Vmax 500 ST, Long Track)--8BN

VX600 (Vmax 600)--8CA

VX600DX (Vmax 600 DX)--8CB

VX600 E (Vmax 600 LE)--8CF

VX600ST (Vmax 600 ST, Long Track)--8CC

VX750 (Vmax-4)--8BW

VX750ST (Vmax-4 ST, Long Track)--8BX

the Vmax 500's and 600s were results of the prior years' 93 Exiter SX as well as a culmination of the now proven Vmax-4's. these sleds would set precedence for the next few years.

trying a little change up here. may be easier to read or follow since in theory your searching for the vin code, dont know. this may stand out better. feedback welcome. unfortunately, with some models, now you have to compare the subsequent digits to verify the year.

i mentioned this confusing factor earlier.

1995:

8BD--Bravo Long Track starting vin--8BD-008101

8BE--Ovation LE (Electric Start) starting vin--8BE-005101

8BY--Enticer II LT starting vin--8BY-005101

8BF--Phazer II starting vin--8BF-005101

8BG--Phazer II LE starting vin--8BG-007101

8BH--Phazer II Long Track starting vin--8BH-003101

8AC--VK540 II starting vin--8AC-003101

8BK--Venture XL starting vin--8BK-002101

8AB--Vmax500 starting vin--8AB-005101

8CL--Vmax500 DX starting vin--8CL-000101(first year model. pay attention, compare with 94 listings)

8BP--Vmax500 LE starting vin--8BP-004101

8CA--Vmax600 starting vin--8CA-007101

8CG--Vmax600 DX stating vin--8CG-000101

8CF--Vmax600 LE starting vin -8CF-005101

8CC--Vmax600 ST starting vin--004101

8BU--Vmax-4 800

8BT--Vmax-4 Long Track

so this is where it begins the confusion. what you will notice is the first year production models will begin with a 000 after the prefix. after the 000 begins the production number. go back to 94 model list and all those will have a 000. from this point on on some models, the designation letters carried 4 years or more. now you must refer to the subsequent numbering to verify year.

some real confusing years coming up. i will help decipher any vins for the confused.

as an example, if your verifying a Vmax600 ST, your vin would start with 8CC-004XXX. the X's being your actual numbers revealing production count on the line.

1996:

8BD-016101--Bravo LT (Long Track)

8BE--008101--Ovation LE

8BF-007101--Phazer II

8BG-009101--Phazer II LE

8BH-006101--Phazer II Mountain Lite

8AC-007101--VK540 II

8CK-000101--Venture TR (new model, hence the code)

8BK-004101--Venture XL

8AB-12101--Vmax 500

8CL-004101--Vmax 500 DX

8BP-009101--Vmax 500 LE

8CM-005101--Vmax 500 XT (new model)

8CA-016101--Vmax 600

8CG-007101--Vmax 600 DX

8CF-015101--Vmax 600 LE

8CC-012101--Vmax 600 Mountain Max

8BV-011101--Vmax 600 XT (new model, inconsistent code)

8BU-003101-- Vmax-4 800

8BT-001101--Vmax-4 Mountain Max

again, multiple models sharing same prefix. compare the last three numbers in the vin for year.

i think i like this layout better with the vins out first, or would you rather the model appear first? comments?

1997:

8BD-019179--Bravo Long Track

8BE-009063--Ovation LE

8CS-000455--Mtn Max 600(new model)

8CP-000363--Mtn Max 700(new model)

8BT-001587--Mtn Max 800

8BF-010106--Phazer SS

8BG-013103--Phazer SS E-Start

8BH-009142--Phazer Mtn Lite

8AC-010259--VK540 II

8CK-001608--Venture TR (Long Track/Reverse)

8BK-007110--Venture XL

8CY-000125--Venture 500(new model)

8CW-000829--Venture 600(new model)

8CJ-000051--Vmax 500 XT(new model)

8CU-000437--Vmax 500 XTC(new model)

8DC-000051--Vmax 500 XTC E-Start(new model)

8DD-000153--Vmax 500 XTC w/reverse(new model)

8CV-000653--Vmax 600 SX(new model)

8CR-000135--Vmax 600 XT(new model)

8CX-007341--Vmax 600 XTC(new model)

8DA-000321--Vmax 600 XTC E-Start(new model)

8DB-000385--Vmax 600 XTC w/ reverse(new model)

8CH-000548--Vmax 700 SX(new model)

8BU-005111--Vmax-4 800

for those following along, remember to compare subsequent digits for year confirmation.

also notice that most new models per year will begin with 000 after the prefix code.

just a few more confusing years and it begins to straighten out some. i actually think there was some negative feedback to the factory over the confusing vins.

1998:

8BD-022233--Bravo Long Track

8BE-010229--Ovation Elect. Start

8CS-004414--Mountain Max 600

8CP-008075--Mountain Max 700

8DP-000213--Mountain SRX 700(New Model)

8BF-010625--Phazer SS

8BG-013869--Phazer SS Electric

8BH-010968--Phazer Mountain Lite

8DF-000060--SRX 600(New Model)

8DE-000158--SRX 600 w/ Ohlins(New Model)

8DN-000056--SRX 700 (New Model)

8DW-000292--SRX 700 w/ Ohlins (New Model)

8AC-013624--VK540 II

8CK-003469--Venture TR Electric

8CY-002303--Venture 500

8CW-005922--Venture 600

8DM-000723--Venture 700 (New Model)

8CJ-002286--Vmax 500XT

8CU-001825--Vmax 500XTC

8DD-000827--Vmax 500XTC Elect Start

8DT-000137--Vmax 500XTR(Elec/Reverse., New Model)

8DR-000537--Vmax 600 SX

8CV-005691--Vmax 600 SXS(ohlins equipped)

8CR-003584--Vmax 600XT

8CX-008121--Vmax 600XTC

8DB-003052--Vmax 600XTC Deluxe

8DV-000353--Vmax 600XTR(New Model)

8CH-015061--Vmax 700SX

8DU-000111--Vmax 700SXS (Ohlins Package)

8DS-000311--Vmax 700XT

8DH-000613--Vmax 700XTC

8DK-000337--Vmax 700XTC Deluxe

8DL-000153--Vmax 700 XTCP

1999:

8BD-026672--Bravo Long Track

8BE-011053--Ovation LE

8CS-006076--Mountain Max 600

8CP-010471--Mountain Max 700

8BH-012938--Phazer Mountain Lite

8DJ-000743--Phazer 500 (New Model)

8DF-002550--SRX 600

8DN-006123--SRX 700

8DW-005927--SRX 700 w/ Ohlins

8AC-017015--VK540 III

8CY-004863--Venture 500

8DX-000721--Venture 500 XL (New Model)

8EB-000567--Venture 600 (New Model)

8DM-004270--Venture 700

8CJ-004494--Vmax 500

8CR-004405--Vmax 600

8DG-000696--Vmax 600 Deluxe

8EA-000121--Vmax 600 SX (New Model-first year with the 600 triple)

8DS-002019--Vmax 700

8DY-000115--Vmax 700 Deluxe

8CH-016110--Vmax 700 SX