Catalytic Converter

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Catalytic Converter

#1 Unread post by sbuchers »

I have a 2010 Yamaha v star 650 classic that I bought used and I need to know if the bikes had catalytic converters that year.
What years came with the converters?

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Re: Catalytic Converter

#2 Unread post by jstark47 »

Apparently different areas got the catalytic converter model in different years. You'd think it would be easy to find an authoritative reference on the internet, but I searched for awhile in vain. If you compare pictures of an earlier V Star 650 and a later one, you'll notice the pipes with the cat converter are 2-3 inches longer.

I guess you'll have to ask the service people at a Yamaha dealership to be really sure.
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