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2002 Yamaha Kodiak 400 engine number location help please

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Hi, I have just purchased a 2002 Yamaha Kodiak 400 I think, the vin has worn off and I have located an engine number I think it is J312E-004674, could anyone tell me where the engine number might be please

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you will find a vin number STAMPED into the metal frame behind the front left tire (sitting on the bike), it is just behind the fender on the frame rail. you will need a good light and need to squint (LOL), to write it down. i dont think the engine # will give you alot of info ...

after you get the vin #, you can type it in here Yamaha VIN Decoder @ Motoverse.com

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Hi and thanks for the reply but the vin is completely gone from the area you pointed out, I have sanded it back lightly to take off the dirt and rust but it is completely gone, not sure what I can do now

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Yamaha engine numbers normally are located on the top of the crankcase, next to the clutch cover on the right side of the engine while sitting on the bike ...

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Had a look there cant locate it so I took the piston to the dealer and they said its probably a 2002 model Thanks for your help tho.

Cheers

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