I just went through the Star web site parts catalogs and identified all the models I could (California variants are listed for all except as noted, and a few are ONLY listed as California models) I've done US only models, as I have no database for worldwide production.
I've filled in all the model designations I know. Please help me fill in the blanks so we can put this up for everyone to find. Unidentified variants have a help line.
ALL 2001-2003 1600's are subject to the transmission recall. Yamaha Technical Bulletin M2004-001 outlines the repair procedure- Text of the recall reads as such:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety
exists in certain 2001 XV16 (“Road Star,” “Midnight Star,” and “Road Star Silverado”) model motorcy-
cles, and in 2002 and 2003 XV16 (“Road Star,” “Road Star Limited Edition,” “Midnight Star,” and “Road
Star Silverado”) motorcycles. In affected motorcycles, certain transmission components may not meet
Yamaha quality-control standards, which could allow abnormal wear that eventually results in a broken
retaining circlip. If the circlip breaks, the transmission could lock up, which would also cause the rear
wheel to lock up. This could result in loss of control and a vehicle crash with injury or death.
To correct this defect, Yamaha is initiating a Factory Modification Campaign. Affected motorcycles must
have certain transmission components replaced with new ones.
Yamaha is notifying all registered owners of affected motorcycles by mail. A copy of this letter is includ-
ed in this bulletin. The customer should take the letter along with the affected motorcycle to an autho-
rized Yamaha dealer for the modification. -- You can take your VIN to your Yamaha dealership and they can run the VIN and see if the recall repair has been done.
Earlier 1600's (through mid 2002 production) had an issue with an oil pump gear that was not very durable, and they do break. This item was NOT a recall item, and there is no way to know if the pump gear has been replaced in your bike unless you did it yourself.
The advisory bulletin for the oil pump gear reads as follows:
Later production models have an upgraded oil pump gear assembly. This high rpm
oil pump gear assembly is NOT required if your motorcycle's Primary ID
is as follows:
XV1600AP: VP02E-018240 and after
XV1600ASP: VP02E-018140 and after
XV1600ATP: VP07E-007993 and after
XV1600APC: VP02Y-002007 and after
XV1600ASPC: VP02Y-002075 and after
XV1600ATPC: VP07Y-000853 and after
------ALL INFORMATION I HAVE IS BELOW. IF YOU HAVE MORE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO WE CAN BUILD THIS UP.----------
XV1600AL - BASE MODEL
XV1600ALM -------------------------------------help. what distinguishes this model?
XV1600AM - BASE MODEL
XV1600 ASM-Millenium model 2000 units produced worldwide
XV1600ASN- Midnight Star
XV1600ASP- Midnight Star
XV1600ALER - BASE SILVER EDITION - 1600 units produced
XV1600ASR- Midnight (NOT midnight star)
XV1600ATLER -SILVER EDITION SILVERADO (LIQUID SILVER)- 1600 units produced
XV1600ATLE -SILVERADO LIMITED EDITION -1600 units produced
2004 --------- Introduction of the carburetor equipped version of the 1670cc motor from the Road Star Warrior in the Road Star chassis (tuned for a cruiser, of course) 4 pot front brakes, 4750 RPM rev
limiter, cast wheels, narrower drive belt, LED tail light.
XV17ATS - SILVERADO
2005 -----------------------uprated charging system introduced with new stator and regulator/rectifier
XV17AWT- CAST WHEELS
XV17AT - SPOKE WHEELS-TWO TONE
XV17ATMT - MIDNIGHT SILVERADO
XV17ATT- TWO TONE SILVERADO
XV17ATMV -MIDNIGHT SILVERADO
XV17ATMW MIDNIGHT SILVERADO
2008- FUEL INJECTION- CALIFORNIA DESIGNATION MOVED FROM END OF DESIGNATION TO SECOND RIGHT INTERIOR DIGIT.
The rev limiter was dropped back down to the 4250rpm limit of the original 1600.
XV17AWXCL- CA ONLY LISTED-------------------------------------help. what distinguishes this model?
XV17AWXCW -CA ONLY LISTED-------------------------------------help. what distinguishes this model?
XV17ASXS- S VARIANT
XV17ATSXCS- DARK BLUISH GRAY METALLIC -CA ONLY LISTED
XV17ATSXS- SILVERADO S -NO CAL. VARIANT
XV17ASYB- S VARIANT
XV17ATYR - SILVERADO
XV17ATSYG- SILVERADO S
XV17ASZB -S MODEL (NO BASIC MODEL)
XV17ATSZR -SILVERADO S VARIANT
2011 - NO SILVERADO
XV17ASAB- S MODEL
2012 - BOTH DESIGNATED S MODELS
2013 - BOTH S MODELS
2014 - SILVERADO S IS THE ONLY MODEL
END OF US SALES