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Old 06-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Yamaha VIN # decoder

I am buying a 2005 R1 on Saturday. The guy has the bike posted online along with the VIN #. I decided to try and look up the VIN # today because I was interested to find out the details (like where it was made and what number it was on the line and all that) and the website said that the 2nd digit in the VIN should always be a 'C' for Yamahas. The second digit in the bike is actually 'Y'. I tried putting in the VIN # and the website says "this may not be a valid Yamaha VIN".

What do you guys think? Maybe the guy just made an honest mistake and mis-typed the VIN?

This is the VIN: JYARN13Y55A002713
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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I am not 100% sure but I don't think mine has a 'C' and I bough mine from Yamaha dealer. Could be a mistake, but look into it!
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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If it helps my 07 is JYARNxx...
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #4
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^^ Thanks man that does help. I guess the VIN the guy listed is correct. Still weird that the website says "this may not be a valid Yamaha VIN" although maybe the website just wants me to pay...
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #5
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I'm not 100% but I think the middle part (about 55A) means 05 build, 05 model. The 002713 is its build number.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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^^ Thanks man that does help. I guess the VIN the guy listed is correct. Still weird that the website says "this may not be a valid Yamaha VIN" although maybe the website just wants me to pay...
What website are you using? I just bought my '08 & it is also "JYARNxx..." plus when I got insurance quotes they were able to tell me the make & model off of the VIN by itself.

Try calling your insurance company for a quick quote & they'll be able to confirm the VIN for you for free.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:01 AM   #7
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yeah JYARN
J-Japn
Y-Yamaha
A-America
R-?
N-?

well i dont really know what ARN mean but im pretty sure mine does not have a C in it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:30 PM   #8
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my 98,99,02,04 r1's all started with JYARN
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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You put that vin in instaVIN, says 2005 yamaha yzf-r1. They want 2.99 to tell ya more
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #10
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2005 YAMAHA YZF-R1C
VIN:JYARN13Y55A002713
World region:Asia
Manufactured in:Japan
Year:2005
Make:Yamaha
Model:YZF-R1C
Body style:Road / Street
Drive type:RWD
Cylinders:4 Cylinders
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #11
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It's number 2713 off the assembly line!

All my Yamaha's also start with JYARN.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:38 AM   #12
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2005 YAMAHA YZF-R1C
VIN:JYARN13Y55A002713
World region:Asia
Manufactured in:Japan
Year:2005
Make:Yamaha
Model:YZF-R1C
Body style:Road / Street
Drive type:RWD
Cylinders:4 Cylinders
great link Brat !
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:27 PM   #13
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I thought I read in a post not long ago about a "C" being included if it is a Cali bike
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #14
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I'm a dealer and I just input the number into Yamaha's dealer system and it shows this:
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:38 AM   #15
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so guess C does mean its a Cali bike. i know they need special made bikes because they require more then other states.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:26 AM   #16
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Not a clue...07 and 09 R1 here...both start with JYARN
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:36 AM   #17
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Pretty sure all my Yamaha's from 1988-03 models that I've had over the years started with JYA.....but I know for a fact every R6 I've owned and my R1 all start with JYAR.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:41 AM   #18
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so guess C does mean its a Cali bike. i know they need special made bikes because they require more then other states.
How do you work that out?

My post shows the bike in question is a Cal-spec model, and there's no 'C' in that vin...

I know I'm in the UK, but I've NEVER seen a 'C' in any Yamaha vin number.
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