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Old 14 October 2008, 15:00   #11
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Yamaha have a 'hidden' letter stamped on the plate, its not in the silver box with the serial no's its....... hang on I'll go and check.....

got it, its in the very bottom right hand corner of this pic, you can just see it if you look really closely mine is a 'Z', took 3 or 4 goes to find it having convinced myself there wasn't one, with that letter you'll then find its age on the net but don't look on U. S. sites, Yamaha number theirs differently.
Thanks Kernow! Would have never know
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Old 14 October 2008, 15:06   #12
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Tell the seller you need to insure it for the journey home and your insurers want the engine serial number before placing cover.
This may not be too far off the truth anyway as they'll want it sooner or later.

Although I do think you've done OK, and its not a reason to pull out, the advert is misleading, and proof the engine is older when you collect may be useful to have up your sleeve.

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I don't think I'll budge him anymore. He wanted around 2 grand for it and Mrs (always) Right always does the haggling for me and she's not coming to pick up. I couldn't haggle or argue my way out of a McDonalds play area! I lose my temper to quick (the last time it happened I had teelitubie shoe imprints all over me!) But you do have a very good point! hmmm will mule that one over
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Its just me I'm afraid as I work in procurement. Always have a fall back plan to gain the upper hand if negotiations start to go wrong.

It's not that you want to haggle him down, just that if something negative happens when you get there, like something else you'd not noticed, something you'd not been told, or something he drops on you, then being able to pull something else from up your sleeve like "Oh and of course the engine is far older than you said because the serial number proves its a 19??" could give you the upper hand in any conversation.

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Old 14 October 2008, 16:25   #14
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I like your thinking mate. In fact I wish I could have you with me sometimes when completing orders with customers!
I'll contact him
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If the decals are original, that motor's around 1991.
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Thanks mate
This is like meeting a women in a night club...she gets older the more you get to know her!

The age doesn't and as far as I've read shouldn't bother me to much as long as it's been looked after. Will find out better this weekend but wont find out how she runs until the weekend after

So a possible 1991-95 then until I'm sent the SN
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This is like meeting a women in a night club...she gets older the more you get to know her!
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better that than finding out she's too young....er....afterwards.

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If the Autolube went buggered can you still just mix in the tank?
You can. Not sure what premix to use though-it'll either be 50:1 or 100:1. Yamaha varied depending on the engine with no logical progression.
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erm... am I missing something here Nos

Surely you can't be mixing us up, tother Andy is at least a foot taller than me
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Old 14 October 2008, 17:45   #20
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You can. Not sure what premix to use though-it'll either be 50:1 or 100:1. Yamaha varied depending on the engine with no logical progression.
Nice one. It may tell me in the manual that Nos4r2 linked to.
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