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Re: Understanding parts numbers
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 10:26:02 PM »
1A0 is RD250 not 400 , so how much more of it is inaccurate
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Re: Understanding parts numbers
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 10:29:04 PM »
No idea, I didn't write it  :D

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Re: Understanding parts numbers
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 10:35:15 PM »
 :D :D :D :D
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Re: Understanding parts numbers
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 08:55:08 PM »
Yes, similar guides are at the start of older parts lists, mostly pre '75.  Useful info but, many old spares becoming unavailable from Yamaha now.  :'(

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Re: Understanding parts numbers
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 11:25:46 PM »
Has anyone ever seen Yamaha Parts News?

As 5port says there are details, at the start of the old parts lists, of how the numbers are composed but what intrigued me most - way back before the internet existed - was the blurb '...any modifications which have been made to parts will be announced in Yamaha Parts News.'

In 1986 it seemed an impossibility that you could ever find such documents but for a while now I've had in my Ebay watch-list several late 70s Yamaha Bulletins. They were an annual compilation of the Service News and Parts News for that year.

I'm expecting to be disappointed and find that they only cover USA models but seeing photos of some pages it's interesting that they list any misprints found in the parts lists. Could sort out a few debates lol.

Thing is if they don't cover Europe/UK models that suggests there were different versions of the Yamaha Parts News but I've never seen and listed by UK or European sellers  :-\
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