Yamaha Sno-scoot year identification

The Yamaha Sno-scoot was offered for three model years, being 1988, 1989, and 1990. All three years of the Scoot are very similar, but for the 1989 and 1990 model years, Yamaha added a third bogie wheel to the rear set of track tensioner idler wheels (1988 model has only 2 tensioner wheels) and changed the airbox and cooling ductwork.

The Sno-scoot serial number is located on the outer side of the right running board tube and follows a format of 85X-000000, where the first two numbers of the serial number ARE NOT the actual year of the machine. Below we have provided a year key for all years of the Sno-scoot. Match up the first three characters of your serial number with the key below to determine the year of your Sno-scoot.


85H - 1988 Electcic start
85G - 1988 Kickstart only

85Y - 1989 Electric start
85X - 1989 Kickstart only

86Y - 1990 Electric start
86X - 1990 Kickstart only