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New guy here. I just picked up a Yamaha YS828W for $200. Serial# 7KG-930299. I believe it is a newer version as it has the plastic fuel tank. It is in decent shape but definitely needs some love. The recoil starter assembly is missing and new skids are needed. It started on the second pull from a cold start using a makeshift starter rope. I then used it to snowblow the driveway. Needless to say I will be looking for a starter assembly if anyone has one kicking around. I have also perused the Yamaha Snowblower Fan Club site for parts. I have learned much about the Yamaha from this Forum.
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Welcome to SBF, the YS828 is one my favorite machines regardless of the fact that its almost 30 years old. I personally own two YS828W and a YS828T, one of the wheeled model and the track model have been fully restored.



Rather than installing OEM skids in the back, install Honda, Toro or ariens heavy duty ones on the side of the auger housing as shown below in the pictures. Hopefully the augers still are in good condition as due to the skids being in the back they wear out over time and loose their serrations.



Check out this ad, the seller's name is Dave, he parts out Yamaha machines all the time and can probably help you locating the starter.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/grd/...058769533.html




There is another guy named Steve, more local to me, in Holden, MA that can help you with missing parts.



https://worcester.craigslist.org/grd...063538276.html
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Wow great looking machines and great job on the restore. I plan on doing the heavy duty Honda skid mod on mine as well. For the time being I will mount the originals so as not to wear out the auger serrations. They are still there so I caught it just in time. Thank you for the info on parts suppliers. I will contact them. My next quest will be to find a tracked Yamaha! I definitely need a larger garage! Thank you.


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