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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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I just purchased a 2000 Road Star. Is there a way to figure out exactly which model I have?

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Have you tried vin check tool? Something like this.

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Congrats on your new ride. That model year has the 1602 long stroke engine (they changed to a 1700 in 2004) and I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong) there was only one model that year, with the exception of the optional Silverado trim package that added saddle bags and a windshield. They are known to be solid, powerful bikes with a reputation for running over 100,000 miles with regular maintenance. You picked a good one!

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Thank you for the accolades. I try to research before buying much of anything.

I did however miss something. Reading this forum, it seems that there are 2 recalls for this model year. I do not have the VIN in front of me. So I cannot say where my bike is affected or not. Fingers cross.

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Have you tried vin check tool? Something like this.
Thank you. Will use this when I get home.
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Congrats on your new ride. That model year has the 1602 long stroke engine (they changed to a 1700 in 2004) and I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong) there was only one model that year, with the exception of the optional Silverado trim package that added saddle bags and a windshield. They are known to be solid, powerful bikes with a reputation for running over 100,000 miles with regular maintenance. You picked a good one!
there was a factory recall on some of the early 1600 engines, some of them had bad lockrings installed on 3rd gear, it affected 20,000 units from 1999-2003 i think the 3rd & 4th combo gear assembly wasn't machined correctly and that is what causes the lockring to give out, more than a few came back to the dealership i was working at, around 2004 if i remember right. none came in that actually failed completely but some had transmission noise
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Thank you. Will use this when I get home.
Anytime. Those vin check (lookup) tools may or may not work, you might have to google it. You could also contact Yamaha directly to see if they can help.
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Thank you for the accolades. I try to research before buying much of anything.

I did however miss something. Reading this forum, it seems that there are 2 recalls for this model year. I do not have the VIN in front of me. So I cannot say where my bike is affected or not. Fingers cross.
if it has more than 25,000 on it, i wouldn't worry to much about the recalls
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Thank you for the accolades. I try to research before buying much of anything.

I did however miss something. Reading this forum, it seems that there are 2 recalls for this model year. I do not have the VIN in front of me. So I cannot say where my bike is affected or not. Fingers cross.
I'm only aware of one recall for 99-03 Roadstars. It was for the tranny issue that Pauli466 describes. Usually but not always a punch mark was put after the vin to indicate the work was done.
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if it has more than 25,000 on it, i wouldn't worry to much about the recalls
Duly noted.

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