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YS928J Long Term Review

After owning a Yamaha YS928J for about 8 years now, I thought I’d share a couple of things that fellow owners might want to watch out for:

• The metal housing onto which the skids attach is a bit on the flimsy side. Mine had deteriorated so badly, that I had to get a local weld shop to attach something more substantial onto which the skids would attach.

• The exposed electrical wires that control the chute direction need to be encased in a more protective casing. The wires that control the left/right direction of my chute had frayed and eventually severed, just beneath the control console where it attaches. Needless to say, I was pissed about this, as I lost the ability to turn the chute. A replacement cable cost about $250 (Canadian). Not the sort of part you want to wait on at the beginning of winter.

For machines that command such a hefty price, these types parts should be engineered a little better than that. Otherwise, I am pleased with the machine.

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Yikes, whats with the surface rust on these machines? I came across this one while looking for a used YS1028, this one is ONLY 2 years old yet it looks like it fell off the back of a truck and got run over by the salt truck. May be the paint is the issue? or could it be the salt that we use here in North America?



BTW any idea what gauge sheet your 928 has?



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Yikes, whats with the surface rust on these machines? I came across this one while looking for a used YS1028, this one is ONLY 2 years old yet it looks like it fell off the back of a truck and got run over by the salt truck. May be the paint is the issue? or could it be the salt that we use here in North America?

BTW any idea what gauge sheet your 928 has?
I don't have a clue what "gauge sheet" is ... Can you elaborate?

They tend to bath the streets in a salt marinade from December - April in my neck of the woods. On that note, I plan to sand the the rusted areas back to the metal this summer, then prime and re-paint it. I'll give it a good coating of rust-proofing when I'm done.

A friend of mine rigged-up his outdoor water faucet up to his hot-water line... So whenever he's finished snow-blowing, he gives his machine a quick spray with hot water to wash the salt off of it. His machine looks pristine and it's the same age as mine . I think I'll do the same next winter.

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That harness does not need to be replaced. Automotive parts stores have new pins/blades that can replace the ones in the plastic body of the wire harness connector. Some wire, crimp, solder, tape, and you're good to go. $5-$10 tops. And minimal down time.

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That harness does not need to be replaced. Automotive parts stores have new pins/blades that can replace the ones in the plastic body of the wire harness connector. Some wire, crimp, solder, tape, and you're good to go. $5-$10 tops. And minimal down time.

Thanks for the tip, I'll look into that.
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I don't have a clue what "gauge sheet" is ... Can you elaborate?

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Sorry, meant to say sheet metal.
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Sorry, I don't know.
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That harness does not need to be replaced. Automotive parts stores have new pins/blades that can replace the ones in the plastic body of the wire harness connector. Some wire, crimp, solder, tape, and you're good to go. $5-$10 tops. And minimal down time.
What do you call those white plastic things that the wires feed into? Nice to know, should I go shopping for it, or search YouTube for a video that demonstrates that sort of repair.
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The sheet metal looks like your typical Japanese car sheet metal from the 80s and 90s
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What do you call those white plastic things that the wires feed into? Nice to know, should I go shopping for it, or search YouTube for a video that demonstrates that sort of repair.
It's usually referred to as connector, or sometimes connector block. As gibbs296 said, that's not a difficult repair once you find out what terminal you need. Any good auto parts store should have a selection, or another source would be a truck dealership parts dept. - there are a gazillion terminals in trucks these days, and with the mileage they run in every type of weather, harness repair is quite common. I'm parts manager at a truck dealership - if you remove a terminal from the connector and post some pics, I'll have a look through our terminals and give you the part number if I can find anything.

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