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I've been looking at this machine. I don't know anything about yamaha blowers except they are a good machine. He's wanting $650 firm. What do you experts think? It does need a little work and he says it hasn't been run for several years. Any idea how old it might be? Any known weaknesses? I'm going to call him but I 'd like a little inside dope before I do.
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I saw that one too. It's a lot of money for what the pictures show to be a well used machine. I bought a larger YS-828 tracked model two years ago for $475, from a dealer that used to sell them. I think this seller is asking too much.
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I saw that one too. It's a lot of money for what the pictures show to be a well used machine. I bought a larger YS-828 tracked model two years ago for $475, from a dealer that used to sell them. I think this seller is asking too much.
Thanks for replying. How did you make the 'well used' determination?
(And maybe that's why it's been listed for a month too!)

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I'd love to have a Yamaha and one thing I did when trying to score one in this area is check for parts availability. That's number one for me as I'd use it for a main machine.
There is a Yamaha Motorcycle dealer that can get parts so that was good. Never got it down to the price I wanted to pay.

How to determine "well used". Things you see in the photos like the paint worn down/off on the chute in a place (halfway up) where there shouldn't be anything to do that. The general dingy condition of the engines aluminum that looks like maybe it was tarped outside or stored some place with high humidity and the general dingyness of the unit itself.
The fact this guy just took pictures without cleaning it up a bit first shows he likely didn't take the extra effort to maintain it properly either.
I still like it but not at that price and this is just my opinion from what I'm seeing in the photos.

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Do any of you have any idea what year this machine is? Like I said I know very'little about Yamaha blowers. Anybody else have any additional input before I call the man?

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Machine is in decent shape but thats too much money. I have seen nicer looking ones go for that much.

Thats a first gen late 80s machine. Easy way to tell is the metal tank, 3 forward gears rather than 4 found on the 90s machines. The 90s machines also have the plastic tank.

That machine, in off season, could be had for $200~$300
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TO MUCH money, to old. not worth it IMO.

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FOR the same amount you could have THIS 1.Toro Snow Blower

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