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cheapjeep2 07-04-2014 01:20 PM

Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
I am considering purchasing a 2009 Yamaha Drive with the 6 8V batteries. This cart is not very familiar to me and wondering if you all could share what to look out for and what are common problems with these carts? Thanks in advance.

cgtech 07-04-2014 02:50 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
Take a mirror, look on the top of the rib on the passenger side axle tube near the center of the cart. Find the identification tag, if it is white, i would avoid it (yellow, blue, and green are fine). The white tag axle had a bad gear on the intermediate shaft that will eventually fail. The yellow tag axle (and all following) had a better gear.

robertakamagoo 07-04-2014 03:24 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
How are the 2008 axle.

cgtech 07-04-2014 06:11 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cgtech (Post 1048139)
Take a mirror, look on the top of the rib on the passenger side axle tube near the center of the cart. Find the identification tag, if it is white, i would avoid it (yellow, blue, and green are fine). The white tag axle had a bad gear on the intermediate shaft that will eventually fail. The yellow tag axle (and all following) had a better gear.

See above.

robertakamagoo 07-04-2014 07:10 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
I will

reinman88 07-04-2014 08:09 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
I've been told my cart is an 08. But when I pick up the seat there is a tag that says manufactured in 2007. So is that considered 07 or 08.

cgtech 07-04-2014 08:39 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
That is considered an '08. Check your serial number to verify. Yamaha's website has a serial number list (also one on here somewhere).

joshualmarley 07-05-2014 01:00 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
I will say I love my 2012. There are not a ton of upgrade options, so if you see that as a possible downside. The ride is fantastic, the looks great.

Josh

Sadiedog 07-08-2014 10:55 PM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cgtech (Post 1048166)
See above.

CGTECH
can you give some detail on this issue?

thanks

cgtech 07-09-2014 03:30 AM

Re: Considering a 2009 Yamaha Drive
 
I did... the "white tag" axle had a bad gear, it failed in any moderate stress applications. Sorry, it caused me to do many axle replacements, most under warranty (minimum pay).. The early "white tag" axle sucked.


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