OWNER’S MANUAL

XVS1100P(C)
PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD.
PRINTED IN JAPAN
XVS1100AP(C)
2001 · 5 - 3.4 × 1 CR LIT-11626-15-16 5PB-28199-11
(E)
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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha XVS1100(C)/XVS1100A(C). This
model is the result of Yamaha’s vast experience in the production of fine sporting,
touring, and pacesetting racing machines. It represents the high degree of crafts-
manship and reliability that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.

This manual will give you an understanding of the operation, inspection, and basic
maintenance of this motorcycle. If you have any questions concerning the operation
or maintenance of your motorcycle, please consult a Yamaha dealer.

The design and manufacture of this Yamaha motorcycle fully comply with the emis-
sions standards for clean air applicable at the date of manufacture. Yamaha has met
these standards without reducing the performance or economy of operation of the
motorcycle. To maintain these high standards, it is important that you and your
Yamaha dealer pay close attention to the recommended maintenance schedules and
operating instructions contained within this manual.
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Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations:

The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS
INVOLVED!

WARNING Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in severe injury or death to the
motorcycle operator, a bystander or a person inspecting or repairing the motorcycle.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to the
motorcycle.

NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.

NOTE:
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● This manual should be considered a permanent part of this motorcycle and should remain
with it even if the motorcycle is subsequently sold.
● Yamaha continually seeks advancements in product design and quality. Therefore, while
this manual contains the most current product information available at the time of printing,
there may be minor discrepancies between your motorcycle and this manual. If you have
any questions concerning this manual, please consult your Yamaha dealer.
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WARNING
PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL AND THE “YOU AND YOUR MOTORCYCLE: RIDING
TIPS” BOOKLET CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS MOTOR-
CYCLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THIS MOTORCYCLE UNTIL YOU HAVE AT-
TAINED ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF ITS CONTROLS AND OPERATING FEATURES
AND UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN SAFE AND PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES.
REGULAR INSPECTIONS AND CAREFUL MAINTENANCE, ALONG WITH GOOD RIDING
SKILLS, WILL ENSURE THAT YOU SAFELY ENJOY THE CAPABILITIES AND THE RELI-
ABILITY OF THIS MOTORCYCLE.
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AFFIX DEALER

LABEL HERE

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XVS1100P(C)/XVS1100AP(C)
OWNER’S MANUAL
© 2001 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
1st edition, April 2001
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in Japan.
P/N LIT-11626-15-16
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 SAFETY INFORMATION 1

2 DESCRIPTION 2

3 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 3

4 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS 4

5 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 5

6 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 6

7 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 7

8 SPECIFICATIONS 8

9 CONSUMER INFORMATION 9

INDEX
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SAFETY INFORMATION

Safe riding .......................................................................................... 1-1
Protective apparel .............................................................................. 1-3
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Modifications ...................................................................................... 1-3
Loading and accessories ................................................................... 1-3
Gasoline and exhaust gas.................................................................. 1-5
Location of important labels .............................................................. 1-7
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MOTORCYCLES ARE SINGLE TRACK VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE AND OPERATION ARE
DEPENDENT UPON THE USE OF PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS THE EXPERTISE
OF THE OPERATOR. EVERY OPERATOR SHOULD KNOW THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS
1 BEFORE RIDING THIS MOTORCYCLE.
HE OR SHE SHOULD:
1. OBTAIN THOROUGH INSTRUCTIONS FROM A COMPETENT SOURCE ON ALL ASPECTS OF
MOTORCYCLE OPERATION.
2. OBSERVE THE WARNINGS AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS IN THE OWNER’S MANU-
AL.
3. OBTAIN QUALIFIED TRAINING IN SAFE AND PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES.
4. OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL SERVICE AS INDICATED BY THE OWNER’S MANUAL
AND/OR WHEN MADE NECESSARY BY MECHANICAL CONDITIONS.

Safe riding
1. Always make pre-operation checks. Careful checks may help prevent an accident.
2. This motorcycle is designed to carry the operator and a passenger.
3. The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of
automobile/motorcycle accidents. Many accidents have been caused by an automobile driver who
did not see the motorcycle. Making yourself conspicuous appears to be very effective in reducing the
chance of this type of accident.
Therefore:
a. Wear a brightly colored jacket.
b. Use extra caution when approaching and passing through intersections, since intersections are
the most likely places for motorcycle accidents to occur.
c. Ride where other motorists can see you. Avoid riding in another motorist’s blind spot.

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4. Many motorcycle accidents involve inexperienced operators. In fact, many operators who have been
involved in accidents do not even have a current motorcycle license.
a. Make sure that you are qualified and that you only lend your motorcycle to other qualified opera-
tors. 1
b. Know your skills and limits. Staying within your limits may help you to avoid an accident.
c. We recommend that you practice riding your motorcycle where there is no traffic until you have
become thoroughly familiar with the motorcycle and all of its controls.
5. Many motorcycle accidents have been caused by error of the motorcycle operator. A typical error
made by the operator is veering wide on a turn due to EXCESSIVE SPEED or undercornering (insuf-
ficient lean angle for the speed).
a. Always obey the speed limit and never travel faster than warranted by road and traffic conditions.
b. Always signal before turning or changing lanes. Make sure that other motorists can see you.
6. The posture of the operator and passenger is important for proper control.
a. The operator should keep both hands on the handlebar and both feet on the operator footrests
during operation to maintain control of the motorcycle.
b. The passenger should always hold onto the operator, seat strap, or grab bar, if equipped, with
both hands and keep both feet on the passenger footrests.
c. Never carry a passenger unless he or she can firmly place both feet on the passenger footrests.
7. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
8. This motorcycle is designed for on-road use only, therefore, it is not suitable for off-road use.

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Protective apparel
The majority of fatalities from motorcycle accidents are the result of head injuries. The use of a safety
1 helmet is the single most critical factor in the prevention or reduction of head injuries.
1. Always wear an approved helmet.
2. Wear a face shield or goggles. Wind in your unprotected eyes could contribute to an impairment of vi-
sion which could delay seeing a hazard.
3. The use of a jacket, heavy boots, trousers, gloves, etc., is effective in preventing or reducing abra-
sions or lacerations.
4. Never wear loose-fitting clothes, otherwise they could catch on the control levers, footrests, or wheels
and cause injury or an accident.
5. Never touch the engine or exhaust system during or after operation. They become very hot and can
cause burns. Always wear protective clothing that covers your legs, ankles, and feet.
6. Passengers should also observe the precautions mentioned above.

Modifications
Modifications made to this motorcycle not approved by Yamaha, or the removal of original equipment,
may render the motorcycle unsafe for use and may cause severe personal injury. Modifications may
also make your motorcycle illegal to use.
Loading and accessories
Adding accessories or cargo to your motorcycle can adversely affect stability and handling if the
weight distribution of the motorcycle is changed. To avoid the possibility of an accident, use extreme
caution when adding cargo or accessories to your motorcycle. Use extra care when riding a
motorcycle that has added cargo or accessories. Here are some general guidelines to follow if loading
cargo or adding accessories to your motorcycle:

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Loading
The total weight of the operator, passenger, accessories and cargo must not exceed the maximum
load limit of 200 kg (441 lb). When loading within this weight limit, keep the following in mind:
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1. Cargo and accessory weight should be kept as low and close to the motorcycle as possible. Make
sure to distribute the weight as evenly as possible on both sides of the motorcycle to minimize imbal-
ance or instability.
2. Shifting weights can create a sudden imbalance. Make sure that accessories and cargo are securely
attached to the motorcycle before riding. Check accessory mounts and cargo restraints frequently.
3. Never attach any large or heavy items to the handlebar, front fork, or front fender. These items, in-
cluding such cargo as sleeping bags, duffel bags, or tents, can create unstable handling or slow
steering response.
Accessories
Genuine Yamaha accessories have been specifically designed for use on this motorcycle. Since
Yamaha cannot test all other accessories that may be available, you must personally be responsible
for the proper selection, installation and use of non-Yamaha accessories. Use extreme caution when
selecting and installing any accessories.
Keep the following guidelines in mind, as well as those provided under “Loading” when mounting
accessories.
1. Never install accessories or carry cargo that would impair the performance of your motorcycle. Care-
fully inspect the accessory before using it to make sure that it does not in any way reduce ground
clearance or cornering clearance, limit suspension travel, steering travel or control operation, or ob-
scure lights or reflectors.

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a. Accessories fitted to the handlebar or the front fork area can create instability due to improper
weight distribution or aerodynamic changes. If accessories are added to the handlebar or front
fork area, they must be as lightweight as possible and should be kept to a minimum.
1 b. Bulky or large accessories may seriously affect the stability of the motorcycle due to aerodynamic
effects. Wind may attempt to lift the motorcycle, or the motorcycle may become unstable in cross
winds. These accessories may also cause instability when passing or being passed by large ve-
hicles.
c. Certain accessories can displace the operator from his or her normal riding position. This improp-
er position limits the freedom of movement of the operator and may limit control ability, therefore,
such accessories are not recommended.
2. Use caution when adding electrical accessories. If electrical accessories exceed the capacity of the
motorcycle’s electrical system, an electric failure could result, which could cause a dangerous loss of
lights or engine power.

Gasoline and exhaust gas
1. GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE:
a. Always turn the engine off when refueling.
b. Take care not to spill any gasoline on the engine or exhaust system when refueling.
c. Never refuel while smoking or in the vicinity of an open flame.
2. Never start the engine or let it run for any length of time in a closed area. The exhaust fumes are poi-
sonous and may cause loss of consciousness and death within a short time. Always operate your
motorcycle in an area that has adequate ventilation.
3. Always turn the engine off before leaving the motorcycle unattended and remove the key from the
main switch. When parking the motorcycle, note the following:

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a. The engine and exhaust system may be hot, therefore, park the motorcycle in a place where pe-
destrians or children are not likely to touch these hot areas.
b. Do not park the motorcycle on a slope or soft ground, otherwise it may fall over.
c. Do not park the motorcycle near a flammable source (e.g. a kerosene heater, or near an open 1
flame), otherwise it could catch fire.
4. When transporting the motorcycle in another vehicle, make sure that it is kept upright and that the fuel
cock is turned to “ON” or “RES” (for vacuum type) / “OFF” (for manual type). If it should lean over,
gasoline may leak out of the carburetor or fuel tank.
5. If you should swallow any gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or allow gasoline to get into your
eyes, see your doctor immediately. If any gasoline spills on your skin or clothing, immediately wash
the affected area with soap and water and change your clothes.

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Location of important labels
Please read the following important labels carefully before operating this motorcycle.
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1 1 3 XVS1100
1

2

XVS1100A

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DESCRIPTION

Left view (XVS1100) .......................................................................... 2-1
Right view (XVS1100) ........................................................................ 2-2
Left view (XVS1100A) ........................................................................ 2-3
Right view (XVS1100A)...................................................................... 2-4
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Controls and instruments (XVS1100/XVS1100A) .............................. 2-5
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DESCRIPTION
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Left view (XVS1100)

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1. Shift pedal (page 3-5)
2. Fuel cock (page 3-9)
3. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting ring (page 3-17)
4. Helmet holder (page 3-13)
5. Storage compartment (page 3-14)
6. Owner’s tool kit (page 6-1)
7. Fuse box (page 6-29)
8. Engine oil level check window (page 6-10)
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DESCRIPTION
Right view (XVS1100)

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9. Engine oil filter element (page 6-10)
10. Battery (page 6-28)
11. Main fuse (page 6-30)
12. Main switch/steering lock (page 3-1)
13. Air filter element (page 6-13)
14. Brake pedal (page 3-6)

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DESCRIPTION
Left view (XVS1100A)

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1. Shift pedal (page 3-5)
2. Fuel cock (page 3-9)
3. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting ring (page 3-17)
4. Helmet holder (page 3-13)
5. Storage compartment (page 3-14)
6. Owner’s tool kit (page 6-1)
7. Fuse box (page 6-29)
8. Engine oil level check window (page 6-10)
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DESCRIPTION
Right view (XVS1100A)

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9. Engine oil filter element (page 6-10)
10. Battery (page 6-28)
11. Main fuse (page 6-30)
12. Main switch/steering lock (page 3-1)
13. Air filter element (page 6-13)
14. Brake pedal (page 3-6)

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DESCRIPTION
Controls and instruments (XVS1100/XVS1100A)

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1. Clutch lever (page 3-4)
2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-3)
3. Starter (choke) lever (page 3-10)
4. Speedometer unit (page 3-3)
5. Fuel tank cap (page 3-7)
6. Right handlebar switches (page 3-4)
7. Throttle grip (page 6-15)
8. Brake lever (page 3-5)
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Main switch/steering lock .................................................................. 3-1
Indicator and warning lights ............................................................. 3-2
Speedometer unit .............................................................................. 3-3
Handlebar switches ........................................................................... 3-3
Clutch lever ....................................................................................... 3-4
Shift pedal (XVS1100)........................................................................ 3-5
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Shift pedal (XVS1100A) ..................................................................... 3-5
Brake lever ........................................................................................ 3-5
Brake pedal ....................................................................................... 3-6
Fuel tank cap ..................................................................................... 3-7
Fuel ................................................................................................... 3-7
Fuel cock ........................................................................................... 3-9
Starter (choke) lever ........................................................................ 3-10
Seats (XVS1100) ............................................................................. 3-11
Seats (XVS1100A) .......................................................................... 3-12
Helmet holder .................................................................................. 3-13
Storage compartment ..................................................................... 3-14
Adjusting the shock absorber assembly .......................................... 3-15
Luggage strap holders .................................................................... 3-18
Sidestand ........................................................................................ 3-19
Ignition circuit cut-off system ........................................................... 3-19
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3
1. Push.
2. Turn.
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Main switch/steering lock LOCK EW000016

The main switch/steering lock controls The steering is locked, and all electrical WARNING
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the ignition and lighting systems, and is systems are off. The key can be re- Never turn the key to “OFF” or
used to lock the steering. The various moved. “LOCK” while the motorcycle is
positions are described below. moving, otherwise the electrical
To lock the steering systems will be switched off, which
EAU00032 1. Turn the handlebars all the way to may result in loss of control or an
ON the left. accident. Make sure that the motor-
All electrical systems are supplied with 2. Push the key in from the “OFF” po- cycle is stopped before turning the
power, and the headlight, meter light- sition, and then turn it to “LOCK” key to “OFF” or “LOCK”.
ing, taillight and position lights come while still pushing it. _

on, and the engine can be started. The 3. Remove the key.
key cannot be removed.
To unlock the steering
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OFF Push the key in, and then turn it to
All electrical systems are off. The key “OFF” while still pushing it.
can be removed. 3-1
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Engine trouble warning light “ ”
Even if the oil level is sufficient, the
warning light may flicker when riding on This warning light comes on or flashes
when an electrical circuit monitoring
a slope or during sudden acceleration
or deceleration, but this is not a mal- the engine is defective. When this oc-
function. curs, have the Yamaha dealer check
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The electrical circuit of the warning light
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Neutral indicator light “ ” can be checked according to the fol-
1. Oil level warning light “ ”
This indicator light comes on when the lowing procedure.
2. Neutral indicator light “ ” 1. Set the engine stop switch to “ ”.
3. Turn signal indicator light “ ” transmission is in the neutral position.
4. Engine trouble warning light “ ” 2. Turn the key to “ON”. If the warn-
5. High beam indicator light “ ” EAU00057 ing light does not come on, have a
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Turn signal indicator light “ ” Yamaha dealer check the electri-
Indicator and warning lights This indicator light flashes when the cal circuit.
turn signal switch is pushed to the left
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Oil level warning light “ ” High beam indicator light “ ”
This warning light comes on when the This indicator light comes on when the
engine oil level is low. high beam of the headlight is switched
The electrical circuit of the warning light on.
can be checked according to the fol-
lowing procedure.
1. Set the engine stop switch to “ ”.
2. Turn the key to “ON”. If the warn-
ing light does not come on, have a
Yamaha dealer check the electri-
cal circuit.
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1. “TRIP” button 1. Dimmer switch “ / ”
2. Odometer/trip meter 2. Horn switch “ ”
To reset the tripmeter, select it by 3. Turn signal switch “ / ”
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pushing the “TRIP” button, and then
Speedometer unit EAU00118
push the “TRIP” button again and hold Handlebar switches
The speedometer unit is equipped with
it down for at least one second. The
a digital odometer and a tripmeter. The
tripmeter can be used to estimate the EAU03888
speedometer shows riding speed. The Dimmer switch “ / ”
distance that can be traveled with a full
odometer shows the total distance trav- Set this switch to “ ” for the high
tank of fuel. This information will enable
eled. The tripmeter shows the distance beam and to “ ” for the low beam.
you to plan future fuel stops.
traveled since it was last set to zero.
Pushing the “TRIP” button switches the NOTE:
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display between the odometer mode This motorcycle is not equipped with a Horn switch “ ”
“ODO” and the tripmeter mode “TRIP”. tachometer; however, it has a built-in Press this switch to sound the horn.
speed limiter, which prevents the en-
gine speed from exceeding approxi-
mately 6,800 r/min and the vehicle
speed from exceeding approximately
175 km/h (110 mi/h).
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Turn signal switch “ / ”
To signal a right-hand turn, push this
switch to “ ”. To signal a left-hand
turn, push this switch to “ ”. When
released, the switch returns to the cen-
ter position.
Since this model is equipped with a
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self-canceling system, the turn signal
lights will self-cancel after the motor- 1. Engine stop switch “ / ” 1. Clutch lever
cycle has traveled both about 150 m 2. Start switch “ ”
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(490 ft) and for approximately 15 sec- EAU03890 Clutch lever
onds. However, the turn signal lights Engine stop switch “ / ”
The clutch lever is located at the left
can also be canceled manually by Set this switch to “ ” before starting handlebar grip. To disengage the
the engine. Set this switch to “ ” to
pushing the switch in after it has re- clutch, pull the lever toward the handle-
turned to the center position. stop the engine in case of an emergen- bar grip. To engage the clutch, release
cy, such as when the motorcycle over- the lever. The lever should be pulled
NOTE: turns or when the throttle cable is
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rapidly and released slowly for smooth
The self-canceling system only oper- stuck. clutch operation.
ates when the motorcycle is moving, so
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Start switch “ ” clutch switch, which is part of the ignition
cancel while you are stopped at an in-
Push this switch to crank the engine circuit cut-off system. (See page 3-19
tersection.
_ with the starter. for an explanation of the ignition circuit
EC000005 cut-off system.)
CAUTION:
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See page 5-1 for starting instruc-
tions prior to starting the engine.
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1. Shift pedal 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever
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Shift pedal (XVS1100) Shift pedal (XVS1100A) Brake lever
The shift pedal is located on the left The shift pedal is located on the left The brake lever is located at the right
side of the engine and is used in com- side of the engine and is used in com- handlebar grip. To apply the front
bination with the clutch lever when bination with the clutch lever when brake, pull the lever toward the handle-
shifting the gears of the 5-speed con- shifting the gears of the 5-speed con- bar grip.
stant-mesh transmission equipped on stant-mesh transmission equipped on
this motorcycle. this motorcycle.

NOTE:
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Use your toes or heel to shift up and
your toes to shift down.
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1. Brake pedal 1. Brake pedal
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Brake pedal
The brake pedal is on the right side of
the motorcycle. To apply the rear
brake, press down on the brake pedal.

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To install the fuel tank cap
1. Insert the fuel tank cap into the
tank opening with the key inserted
in the lock and with the “ ” mark
facing forward.
2. Turn the key counterclockwise to
the original position, remove it,
3 and then close the lock cover.
1. Fuel tank cap lock cover NOTE:
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1. Fuel tank filler tube
2. “ ” mark The fuel tank cap cannot be installed 2. Fuel level
a. Unlock.
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the key cannot be removed if the cap is Fuel
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not properly installed and locked. Make sure that there is sufficient fuel in
Fuel tank cap _

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the tank. Fill the fuel tank to the bottom
of the filler tube as shown.
To remove the fuel tank cap _
WARNING EW000130

Slide the lock cover open, insert the Make sure that the fuel tank cap is WARNING
key into the lock, and then turn it properly installed before riding. _

● Do not overfill the fuel tank, oth-
1/4 turn clockwise. The lock will be re- _

erwise it may overflow when the
leased and the fuel tank cap can be fuel warms up and expands.
removed.
● Avoid spilling fuel on the hot
engine.
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Your Yamaha engine has been de-
CAUTION: signed to use regular unleaded gaso-
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Immediately wipe off spilled fuel line with a pump octane number
with a clean, dry, soft cloth, since [(R+M)/2] of 86 or higher, or a research
fuel may deteriorate painted surfac- octane number of 91 or higher. If
es or plastic parts. knocking (or pinging) occurs, use a
gasoline of a different brand or premi-
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um unleaded fuel. Use of unleaded fuel 3
Recommended fuel: will extend spark plug life and reduce
UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY maintenance costs.
Fuel tank capacity:
Total amount: Gasohol
17 L (3.74 Imp gal, 4.49 US gal) There are two types of gasohol: gaso-
Reserve amount: hol containing ethanol and that contain-
4.5 L (0.99 Imp gal, 1.19 US gal) ing methanol. Gasohol containing
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ethanol can be used if the ethanol con-
tent does not exceed 10%. Gasohol
CAUTION:
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containing methanol is not recom-
Use only unleaded gasoline. The
mended by Yamaha because it can
use of leaded gasoline will cause se-
cause damage to the fuel system or ve-
vere damage to internal engine
hicle performance problems.
parts such as the valves and piston
rings, as well as to the exhaust sys-
tem.
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OFF: closed position ON: normal position RES: reserve position

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1. Pointed end positioned over “OFF” 1. Pointed end positioned over “ON” 1. Pointed end positioned over “RES”
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ON RES
Fuel cock With the fuel cock lever in this position, This indicates reserve. With the fuel
The fuel cock supplies fuel from the fuel flows to the carburetors. Turn the cock lever in this position, the fuel re-
tank to the carburetors while also filter- fuel cock lever to this position when serve is made available. Turn the fuel
ing it. starting the engine and riding. cock lever to this position if you run out
The fuel cock lever positions are ex- of fuel while riding. When this occurs,
plained as follows and shown in the refuel as soon as possible and be sure
illustrations. to turn the fuel cock lever back to “ON”!

OFF
With the fuel cock lever in this position,
fuel will not flow. Always turn the fuel
cock lever to this position when the en-
gine is not running.

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CAUTION:
_

Do not use the starter (choke) for
more than 3 minutes as the exhaust
pipe may discolor from excessive
heat. In addition, extended use of
the starter (choke) will cause after-
burning. If this occurs, turn off the 3
starter (choke).
1. Starter (choke) lever “ ” _

EAU02973

Starter (choke) lever “ ”
Starting a cold engine requires a richer
air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by
the starter (choke).
Move the lever in direction a to turn on
the starter (choke).
Move the lever in direction b to turn off
the starter (choke).

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
XVS1100 XVS1100 XVS1100

3
1. Nut 1. Projection 1. Bolt (× 2)
2. Seat holder 2. Bracket
EAU01710

Seats (XVS1100) To install the passenger seat Rider seat
Insert the projection on the front of the To remove the rider seat
Passenger seat passenger seat into the seat holder as 1. Remove the passenger seat.
To remove the passenger seat shown, place the seat in the original 2. Remove the bolts and bracket,
Remove the nut, and then pull the pas- position, and then install the nut. and then pull the rider seat up.
senger seat up.

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
XVS1100 XVS1100A XVS1100A

3
1. Projection (× 2) 1. Bolt 1. Projection
2. Seat holder (× 2) 2. Seat holder
EAU03202

To install the rider seat Seats (XVS1100A) To install the passenger seat
1. Insert the projections on the front Insert the projection on the front of the
of the rider seat into the seat hold- Passenger seat passenger seat into the holder as
ers as shown, and then place the To remove the passenger seat shown, place the seat in the original
seat in the original position. Remove the bolt, and then pull the pas- position, and then install the bolt.
2. Install the removed bracket and senger seat up.
bolts.
3. Install the passenger seat.

NOTE:
_

Make sure that the seats are properly
secured before riding.
_

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
XVS1100A XVS1100A

3
1. Bolt 1. Projection (× 2) 1. Helmet holder
2. Seat holder (× 2)
Rider seat EAU00260

To remove the rider seat To install the rider seat Helmet holder
1. Remove the passenger seat. 1. Insert the projections on the front To open the helmet holder, insert the
2. Remove the bolt, and then pull the of the rider seat into the holders as key into the lock, and then turn the key
rider seat up. shown, place the seat in the origi- as shown.
nal position, and then install the To lock the helmet holder, place it in
bolt. the original position, and then remove
2. Install the passenger seat. the key.
EW000030

NOTE:
_ WARNING
Make sure that the seats are properly
_

Never ride with a helmet attached to
secured before riding. the helmet holder, since the helmet
_

may hit objects, causing loss of
control and possibly an accident.
_

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS

3
1. Storage compartment cover 1. Storage compartment lock 1. Storage compartment cover
2. Storage compartment lock cover
To open the storage compartment 2. Pull the storage compartment cov-
EAU01869
1. Slide the lock cover open, insert er out as shown.
Storage compartment
the key into the lock, and then turn
The storage compartment is located on
it clockwise.
the left side of the motorcycle.

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
EAU03194

Adjusting the shock absorber
assembly
The shock absorber assembly is locat-
ed under the rider seat and is equipped
with a spring preload adjusting ring.
EC000015

CAUTION:
3 _

Never attempt to turn an adjusting
1. Storage compartment cover mechanism beyond the maximum 1. Quick fastener (× 3)

To close the storage compartment or minimum settings. 2. Remove each quick fastener from
1. Place the storage compartment the ignitor unit panel by pushing
_

Adjust the spring preload as follows.
cover in its original position as the center in with a screwdriver,
1. Remove the rider seat. (See
shown. then pulling the fastener out.
page 3-11 [XVS1100] or 3-13
2. Turn the key counterclockwise, re-
[XVS1100A] for rider seat removal
move it, and then close the lock
and installation procedures.)
cover.

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
XVS1100 XVS1100A

3
1. Ignitor unit panel 1. Quick fastener (× 3) 1. Quick fastener (× 2)
2. Mudguard 2. Mudguard
3. Pull the ignitor unit panel out to the
right. 4. Remove the mudguard by remov-
ing each quick fastener.

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
CI-10E
Setting After removal Before installation
Minimum (soft) 1
Standard 3
Maximum (hard) 7

6. Install the mudguard and ignitor
unit panel by installing the quick
3 fasteners.

1. Spring preload adjusting ring 1. Quick fastener
2. Position indicator 2. Pin
3. Special wrench
NOTE:
5. To increase the spring preload _

To install a quick fastener, push the pin
and thereby harden the suspen-
back so that it will protrude from the
sion, turn the adjusting ring in di-
fastener head, and then insert the fas-
rection a. To decrease the spring
tener and push the protruding pin in un-
preload and thereby soften the
til it is flush with the fastener head.
suspension, turn the adjusting ring _

in direction b. 7. Install the rider seat.

NOTE:
_

● Align the appropriate notch in the
adjusting ring with the position in-
dicator on the shock absorber.
● Use the special wrench included in
the owner’s tool kit to make the
adjustment.
_

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
EAU00315

_
WARNING
This shock absorber contains high-
ly pressurized nitrogen gas. For
proper handling, read and under-
stand the following information be-
fore handling the shock absorber.
The manufacturer cannot be held re- 3
sponsible for property damage or
1. Luggage strap holder (× 2)
personal injury that may result from
EAU01172
improper handling.
● Do not tamper with or attempt to
Luggage strap holders
There is a luggage strap holder on
open the gas cylinder.
each passenger footrest.
● Do not subject the shock ab-
sorber to an open flame or other
high heat sources, otherwise it
may explode due to excessive
gas pressure.
● Do not deform or damage the
gas cylinder in any way, as this
will result in poor damping per-
formance.
● Always have a Yamaha dealer
service the shock absorber.
_

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
EAU00330
check this system regularly as de- EAU03720

Sidestand scribed below and have a Yamaha Ignition circuit cut-off system
The sidestand is located on the left side dealer repair it if it does not function The ignition circuit cut-off system (com-
of the frame. Raise the sidestand or properly. prising the sidestand switch, clutch
lower it with your foot while holding the _ switch and neutral switch) has the fol-
motorcycle upright. lowing functions.
● It prevents starting when the trans-
NOTE:
_
mission is in gear and the side-
3 The built-in sidestand switch is part of
stand is up, but the clutch lever is
the ignition circuit cut-off system, which
not pulled.
cuts the ignition in certain situations.
● It prevents starting when the trans-
(See further down for an explanation of
mission is in gear and the clutch
the ignition circuit cut-off system.)
_
lever is pulled, but the sidestand is
EW000044
still down.
_
WARNING ● It cuts the running engine when
The motorcycle must not be ridden the transmission is in gear and the
with the sidestand down, or if the sidestand is moved down.
sidestand cannot be properly Periodically check the operation of the
moved up (or does not stay up), oth- ignition circuit cut-off system according
erwise the sidestand could contact to the following procedure.
the ground and distract the opera- EW000045

tor, resulting in a possible loss of _
WARNING
control. Yamaha’s ignition circuit If a malfunction is noted, have a
cut-off system has been designed to Yamaha dealer check the system
assist the operator in fulfilling the before riding.
responsibility of raising the side- _

stand before starting off. Therefore,
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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
CD-01E

With the engine turned off: NOTE:
1. Move the sidestand down. This check is most reliable if performed with
2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to “ ”. a warmed-up engine.
3. Turn the key to “ON”.
4. Shift the transmission into the neutral position.
5. Push the start switch.
Does the engine start?
The neutral switch may be defective.
YES NO The motorcycle should not be ridden until 3
checked by a Yamaha dealer.
With the engine still running:
6. Move the sidestand up.
7. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
8. Shift the transmission into gear.
9. Move the sidestand down.
Does the engine stall?
The sidestand switch may be defective.
YES NO The motorcycle should not be ridden until
checked by a Yamaha dealer.
After the engine has stalled:
10. Move the sidestand up.
11. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
12. Push the start switch.
Does the engine start?
The clutch switch may be defective.
YES NO The motorcycle should not be ridden until
checked by a Yamaha dealer.
The system is OK. The motorcycle can be ridden.

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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS

Pre-operation check list ..................................................................... 4-1

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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
4-
EAU01114

The condition of a vehicle is the owner’s responsibility. Vital components can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly,
even if the vehicle remains unused (for example, as a result of exposure to the elements). Any damage, fluid leakage or loss
of tire air pressure could have serious consequences. Therefore, it is very important, in addition to a thorough visual inspec-
tion, to check the following points before each ride.
EAU03439

Pre-operation check list
ITEM CHECKS PAGE
• Check fuel level in fuel tank.
Fuel • Refuel if necessary. 3-7–3-8
• Check fuel line for leakage.
4 • Check oil level in engine.
Engine oil • If necessary, add recommended oil to specified level. 6-10
• Check vehicle for oil leakage.
Final gear oil • Check vehicle for oil leakage. 6-12–6-13
• Check operation.
• If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system.
• Check lever free play.
Front brake • Adjust if necessary. 6-19–6-20, 6-22–6-23
• Check fluid level in reservoir.
• If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level.
• Check hydraulic system for leakage.
• Check operation.
• If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system.
Rear brake • Check fluid level in reservoir. 6-21–6-23
• If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level.
• Check hydraulic system for leakage.
• Check operation.
• Lubricate cable if necessary.
Clutch 6-19
• Check lever free play.
• Adjust if necessary.

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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
ITEM CHECKS PAGE
• Make sure that operation is smooth.
Throttle grip • Check free play. 6-15, 6-24
• If necessary, have Yamaha dealer make adjustment or lubricate.
• Make sure that operation is smooth.
Control cables 6-24
• Lubricate if necessary.
• Check for damage.
• Check tire condition and tread depth.
Wheels and tires 6-15–6-17
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
• Make sure that operation is smooth.
Brake and shift pedals 6-25
• Lubricate pedal pivoting points if necessary.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. 4
Brake and clutch levers 6-25
• Lubricate lever pivoting points if necessary.
• Make sure that operation is smooth.
Sidestand 6-25
• Lubricate pivot if necessary.
• Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened.
Chassis fasteners —
• Tighten if necessary.
Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation.

and switches • Correct if necessary.
• Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system.
Sidestand switch 3-19
• If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.

NOTE:
_

Pre-operation checks should be made each time the motorcycle is used. Such an inspection can be accomplished in a very
short time; and the added safety it assures is more than worth the time involved.
_

EWA00033

_
WARNING
If any item in the Pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and repaired before operating
the motorcycle.
_

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS

Starting and warming up a cold engine ............................................. 5-1
Starting a warm engine ..................................................................... 5-3
Shifting .............................................................................................. 5-3
Engine break-in ................................................................................. 5-5
Parking .............................................................................................. 5-6

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5-
EAU00372

EAU00373 EAU00376 EAU04214*

WARNING CAUTION: Starting and warming up a
_ _

● Become thoroughly familiar ● Make sure not to store personal cold engine
with all operating controls and items near the air cleaner in- In order for the ignition circuit cut-off
their functions before riding. take, otherwise air intake will be system to enable starting, one of the
Consult a Yamaha dealer re- blocked and performance will following conditions must be met:
garding any control or function suffer. ● The transmission is in the neutral
that you do not thoroughly un- ● Make sure not to put anything position.
derstand. near the battery and its termi- ● The transmission is in gear with
● Never start the engine or oper- nals, otherwise electrical failure the clutch lever pulled and the
ate it in a closed area for any and acid corrosion may result. sidestand up.
EW000054
length of time. Exhaust fumes _

5 WARNING
are poisonous, and inhaling _

them can cause loss of con- ● Before starting the engine,
sciousness and death within a check the function of the igni-
short time. Always make sure tion circuit cut-off system ac-
that there is adequate ventila- cording to the procedure
tion. described on page 3-20.
● Before starting out, make sure ● Never ride with the sidestand
that the sidestand is up. If the down.
_

sidestand is not raised com-
pletely, it could contact the
ground and distract the opera-
tor, resulting in a possible loss
of control.
_

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
ECA00103

CAUTION:
_

● The oil level warning light
should come on when the key is
turned to “ON”, and then go off
after two to three seconds. If the
oil level warning light flickers or
remains on after starting, imme-
diately stop the engine, and
then check the engine oil level
and the vehicle for oil leakage. If
1. Turn the fuel cock lever to “ON”. 4. Turn the starter (choke) on and
necessary, add engine oil, and
2. Turn the key to “ON” and make completely close the throttle. (See then check the warning light
sure that the engine stop switch is page 3-10 for starter (choke) oper- 5
again. If the warning light does
set to “ ”. ation.) not come on when turning the
3. Shift the transmission into the neu- 5. Start the engine by pushing the key to “ON”, or if it does not go
tral position. start switch. off after starting the engine with
sufficient engine oil, have a
NOTE:
_
NOTE:
_ Yamaha dealer check the elec-
When the transmission is in the neutral If the engine fails to start, release the trical circuit.
position, the neutral indicator light start switch, wait a few seconds, and ● The engine trouble warning
should be on, otherwise have a then try again. Each starting attempt light should also come on when
Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- should be as short as possible to pre- the key is turned to “ON”. If the
cuit. serve the battery. Do not crank the en- warning light does not come on
_

gine more than 10 seconds on any one when the key is turned to “ON”,
attempt. flashes or remains on after
_
starting the engine, have a
Yamaha dealer check the elec-
trical circuit.
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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
6. After starting the engine, move the EAU01258
XVS1100
starter (choke) lever back halfway. Starting a warm engine
ECA00055 Follow the same procedure as for start-
CAUTION: ing a cold engine with the exception
_

For maximum engine life, always that the starter (choke) is not required
warm the engine up before starting when the engine is warm.
off. Never accelerate hard when the
engine is cold!
_

7. When the engine is warm, turn the
1. Shift pedal
starter (choke) off.
N. Neutral position
NOTE:
_
EAU00423

5 The engine is warm when it responds Shifting
normally to the throttle with the starter Shifting gears lets you control the
(choke) turned off. To avoid the possi- amount of engine power available for
bility of excessive exhaust emissions, starting off, accelerating, climbing hills,
never leave the starter (choke) on long- etc.
er than necessary. The time necessary
The gear positions are shown in the
for starter (choke) use depends upon
illustration.
the ambient temperature. Tempera-
tures above 10 °C (50 °F) require about NOTE:
_

7 seconds of starter (choke) use and To shift the transmission into the neu-
temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F) re- tral position, press the shift pedal down
quire about 35 seconds with the starter
repeatedly until it reaches the end of its
(choke) turned on, then about 2.5 min-
travel, and then slightly raise it.
utes with the starter (choke) in the half- _

way position.
_

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
XVS1100A ● Always use the clutch while EAU02988

To start out and accelerate
changing gears to avoid dam-
1. Pull the clutch lever to disengage
aging the engine, transmission,
the clutch.
and drive train, which are not
2. Shift the transmission into first
designed to withstand the
gear. The neutral indicator light
shock of forced shifting.
_
should go out.
3. Open the throttle gradually, and at
the same time, release the clutch
1. Shift pedal lever slowly.
N. Neutral position 4. At the recommended shift points
EC000048 shown in the table on page 5-5,
CAUTION: close the throttle, and at the same 5
_

● Even with the transmission in time, quickly pull the clutch lever
the neutral position, do not in.
coast for long periods of time 5. Shift the transmission into second
with the engine off, and do not gear. (Make sure not to shift the
tow the motorcycle for long dis- transmission into the neutral posi-
tances. The transmission is tion.)
properly lubricated only when 6. Open the throttle part way and
the engine is running. Inade- gradually release the clutch lever.
quate lubrication may damage 7. Follow the same procedure when
the transmission. shifting to the next higher gear.

NOTE:
_

Always shift gears at the recommend-
ed shift points.
_

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
EAU00427 EAU02974 EAU01128*

To decelerate Recommended shift points Engine break-in
1. Apply both the front and the rear The recommended shift points during There is never a more important period
brakes to slow the motorcycle. acceleration and deceleration are in the life of your engine than the period
2. Shift the transmission into first shown in the table below. between 0 and 1,600 km (1,000 mi).
gear when the motorcycle reaches CF-04E
For this reason, you should read the
Acceleration Deceleration
25 km/h (15.5 mi/h). If the engine shift point shift point following material carefully.
is about to stall or runs very rough- km/h (mi/h) km/h (mi/h) Since the engine is brand new, do not
ly, pull the clutch lever in and use 1st → 2nd 20 (12.4) — put an excessive load on it for the first
the brakes to stop the motorcycle. 2nd → 3rd 30 (18.6) 25 (15.5)
3rd → 4th 40 (24.9) 25 (15.5)
1,600 km (1,000 mi). The various parts
3. Shift the transmission into the neu- 4th → 5th 50 (31.1) 25 (15.5) in the engine wear and polish them-
tral position when the motorcycle selves to the correct operating clear-
5 is almost completely stopped. The ances. During this period, prolonged
neutral indicator light should come full-throttle operation or any condition
on. that might result in engine overheating
must be avoided.

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
EAU01171* EAU00457

0–1,000 km (0–600 mi) Parking
Avoid prolonged operation above When parking, stop the engine, re-
1/3 throttle. move the key from the main switch,
and then turn the fuel cock lever to
1,000–1,600 km (600–1,000 mi) “OFF”.
Avoid prolonged operation above EW000058

1/2 throttle. _
WARNING
EC000056*
● Since the engine and exhaust
CAUTION: system can become very hot,
_

After 1,000 km (600 mi) of operation, park in a place where pedestri-
the engine oil and final gear oil must ans or children are not likely to
be changed, and the oil filter ele- touch them. 5
ment replaced. ● Do not park on a slope or on
_

soft ground, otherwise the
1,600 km (1,000 mi) and beyond motorcycle may overturn.
_

The vehicle can now be operated
normally.
EC000049

CAUTION:
_

If any engine trouble should occur
during the engine break-in period,
immediately have a Yamaha dealer
check the vehicle.
_

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR

Periodic maintenance ..........................................6-1 Checking the brake fluid level ............................ 6-23
Owner’s tool kit ....................................................6-1 Changing the brake fluid ................................... 6-24
Periodic maintenance chart for the emission Checking and lubricating the cables ................. 6-24
control system ...................................................6-3 Checking and lubricating the throttle grip and
General maintenance and lubrication chart .........6-4 cable ............................................................... 6-24
Removing and installing the panel .......................6-7 Checking and lubricating the brake and shift
Checking the spark plugs ....................................6-8 pedals ............................................................. 6-25
Canister (for California only) ................................6-9 Checking and lubricating the brake and clutch
Engine oil ...........................................................6-10 levers ............................................................... 6-25
Final gear oil ......................................................6-12 Checking and lubricating the sidestand ............ 6-25
Cleaning the air filter element ............................6-13 Checking the front fork ...................................... 6-26
Adjusting the carburetors ...................................6-14 Checking the steering ....................................... 6-27
Adjusting the throttle cable free play ..................6-15 Checking the wheel bearings ............................ 6-27 6
Adjusting the valve clearance ............................6-15 Battery ............................................................... 6-28
Tires ...................................................................6-15 Replacing the fuses .......................................... 6-29
Spoke wheels ....................................................6-17 Replacing the headlight bulb ............................. 6-31
Accessories and replacement parts ..................6-18 Replacing a turn signal light bulb or the
tail/brake light bulb .......................................... 6-33
Adjusting the clutch lever free play ....................6-19
Supporting the motorcycle ................................ 6-34
Adjusting the brake lever free play .....................6-19
Troubleshooting ................................................. 6-34
Adjusting the brake pedal position .....................6-21
Troubleshooting chart ........................................ 6-35
Adjusting the rear brake light switch ..................6-21
Checking the front and rear brake pads .............6-22
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6-
EAU00462

EAU01790 EAU00467

Safety is an obligation of the owner. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic inspection, adjustment and lu- PROPER PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
brication will keep your vehicle in the OF YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS IMPOR-
safest and most efficient condition pos- TANT IN ORDER TO ENJOY LONG,
sible. The most important points of PLEASURABLE SERVICE. ESPE-
motorcycle inspection, adjustment, and CIALLY IMPORTANT ARE THE
lubrication are explained on the follow- MAINTENANCE SERVICES RELAT-
ing pages. ED TO EMISSIONS CONTROL.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair THESE CONTROLS NOT ONLY 1. Owner’s tool kit
of the emission control devices and FUNCTION TO ENSURE CLEANER EAU04220

systems may be performed by any AIR, BUT ARE ALSO VITAL TO Owner’s tool kit
repair establishment or individual PROPER ENGINE OPERATION AND The owner’s tool kit is located inside
that is certified (if applicable). MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE. IN THE the storage compartment. (See
6
EW000060
FOLLOWING PERIODIC MAINTE- page 3-14 for storage compartment
_
WARNING NANCE CHARTS, THE SERVICES opening procedures.)
If you are not familiar with motor- RELATED TO EMISSIONS CON- The service information included in this
cycle maintenance work, have a TROL ARE GROUPED SEPARATE- manual and the tools provided in the
Yamaha dealer do it for you. LY. THESE SERVICES REQUIRE owner’s tool kit are intended to assist
_

SPECIALIZED DATA, KNOWLEDGE, you in the performance of preventive
AND EQUIPMENT. YAMAHA DEAL- maintenance and minor repairs. How-
ERS ARE TRAINED AND EQUIPPED ever, additional tools such as a torque
TO PERFORM THESE PARTICULAR wrench may be necessary to perform
SERVICES. certain maintenance work correctly.

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NOTE:
_

If you do not have the tools or experi-
ence required for a particular job, have
a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
_

EW000062

_
WARNING
Modifications not approved by
Yamaha may cause loss of perfor-
mance, excessive emissions, and
render the vehicle unsafe for use.
Consult a Yamaha dealer before at-
tempting any changes.
_

6

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EAU00471

Periodic maintenance chart for the emission control system
INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS
600 mi 4,000 mi 8,000 mi 12,000 mi 16,000 mi 20,000 mi
No. ITEM REMARKS (1,000 km) (7,000 km) (13,000 km) (19,000 km) (25,000 km) (31,000 km)
or or or or or or
1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months 30 months
• Check and adjust valve clearance when
1 * Valve clearance
engine is cold.
√ √ √ √ √ √
• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
2 Spark plugs • Replace at 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or √ Replace. √ Replace. √
12 months and thereafter every 8,000 mi
(13,000 km) or 12 months.
• Check ventilation hose for cracks or
Crankcase
3 *
ventilation system
damage. √ √ √ √ √
• Replace if necessary.
• Check fuel hose for cracks or damage.
4 * Fuel line
• Replace if necessary.
√ √ √ √ √
6
• Replace initial 20,000 mi (31,000 km) and
5 * Fuel filter
thereafter every 20,000 mi (31,000 km).

• Check for leakage.
6 * Exhaust system • Retighten if necessary. √ √ √ √ √
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
Carburetor
7 *
synchronization
• Adjust synchronization of carburetors. √ √ √ √ √ √
• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
8 * Idle speed
• Adjust cable free play.
√ √ √ √ √
Evaporative
• Check control system for damage.
9 * emission control
• Replace if necessary.
√ √
system**
* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
** California only.

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EAU00472

General maintenance and lubrication chart
INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS
600 mi 4,000 mi 8,000 mi 12,000 mi 16,000 mi 20,000 mi
No. ITEM REMARKS (1,000 km) (7,000 km) (13,000 km) (19,000 km) (25,000 km) (31,000 km)
or or or or or or
1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months 30 months
• Replace.
1 Engine oil
• Warm engine before draining.
√ √ √ √ √ √
Engine oil filter
2 * element
• Replace. √ √ √

3 Air filter element • Clean or replace if necessary. √ √ √ √ √
• Check operation, fluid level, and fluid
leakage.
4 * Brake system
• Correct accordingly.
√ √ √ √ √ √
• Replace pads if necessary.
• Check operation.
5 * Clutch
• Adjust or replace cable.
√ √ √ √ √ √
6
• Check oil level and leakage.
• Replace at initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or
6 * Final gear oil 1 month and thereafter every 16,000 mi Replace. Check. √
(25,000 km) or 24 months.
• Hypoid gear oil SAE 80 (API GL4)
• Apply chain lube thoroughly.
Control and meter
7 * cable
• Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil √ √ √ √ √ √
SAE10W-30 (API SE)
• Check swingarm pivot for play.
• Correct if necessary.
Swingarm pivot
8 * • Moderately repack every 16,000 mi Repack.
bearing
(25,000 km) or 24 months with lithium soap
base grease.
Brake and clutch • Apply chain lube thoroughly.
9
lever pivot shaft • Lithium-soap-based grease.
√ √ √ √ √

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INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS
600 mi 4,000 mi 8,000 mi 12,000 mi 16,000 mi 20,000 mi
No. ITEM REMARKS (1,000 km) (7,000 km) (13,000 km) (19,000 km) (25,000 km) (31,000 km)
or or or or or or
1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months 30 months
Brake pedal and shift • Apply chain lube thoroughly.
10
pedal shaft • Lithium-soap-based grease.
√ √ √ √ √
• Check operation.
11 Sidestand pivots • Lubricate and repair if necessary. √ √ √ √ √
• Lithium-soap-based grease.
• Check operation and for oil leakage.
12 * Front fork
• Correct accordingly.
√ √ √ √ √
• Check bearing play and steering for smooth
operation.
• Correct if necessary.
13 * Steering bearings
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi
√ √ √ Repack. √
(25,000 km) or 24 months.
• Lithium soap base grease.
• Check bearings for looseness and damage.
6 14 * Wheel bearings
• Replace if necessary.
√ √ √ √ √
• Check balance, runout, spoke tightness
and for damage.
15 * Wheels
• Tighten spokes and rebalance or replace if
√ √ √ √ √
necessary.
• Check operation.
16 * Sidestand switch
• Replace if necessary.
√ √ √ √ √ √
• Check tire tread wear and for damage.
17 * Tires
• Replace if necessary.
√ √ √ √ √
• Check operation and for oil leakage.
18 * Shock absorber
• Replace if necessary.
√ √ √ √ √

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INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS
600 mi 4,000 mi 8,000 mi 12,000 mi 16,000 mi 20,000 mi
No. ITEM REMARKS (1,000 km) (7,000 km) (13,000 km) (19,000 km) (25,000 km) (31,000 km)
or or or or or or
1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months 30 months
• Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
19 * Chassis fasteners are properly tightened. √ √ √ √ √
• Tighten if necessary.
* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
EAU03907

NOTE:
_

From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months.
_

EAU04249

NOTE:
_

● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
● Hydraulic brake service
• After disassembling the brake master cylinders and calipers, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid
6
levels and fill the reservoirs as required.
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake
fluid.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.
_

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1. Panel A 1. Bolt
EAU01777 EAU00491
To install the panel
Removing and installing the Panel A
Place the panel in the original position,
panel To remove the panel
and then install the bolt.
The panel shown above needs to be Remove the bolt, and then pull the pan-
6 removed to perform some of the main- el off as shown.
tenance jobs described in this chapter.
Refer to this section each time the pan-
el needs to be removed and installed.

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NOTE:
_

If any spark plug shows a distinctly dif-
ferent color, the engine could be defec-
tive. Do not attempt to diagnose such
problems yourself. Instead, have a
Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle.
_

3. Check each spark plug for elec-
trode erosion and excessive car-
1. Spark plug cover 1. Spark plug wrench bon or other deposits, and replace
it if necessary.
EAU01673
3. Remove the spark plug as shown,
Checking the spark plugs with the spark plug wrench includ-
The spark plugs are important engine Specified spark plug:
ed in the owner’s tool kit.
components, which are easy to check. BPR7ES (NGK) or
Since heat and deposits will cause any W22EPR-U (DENSO) 6
To check the spark plugs
spark plug to slowly erode, the spark 1. Check that the porcelain insulator
plugs should be removed and checked around the center electrode on
in accordance with the periodic mainte- each spark plug is a medium-to-
nance and lubrication chart. In addition, light tan (the ideal color when the
the condition of the spark plugs can re- motorcycle is ridden normally).
veal the condition of the engine. 2. Check that all spark plugs installed
in the engine have the same color.
To remove a spark plug
1. Remove the appropriate spark
plug cover (rear right or front left)
by pulling it off as shown.
2. Remove the spark plug cap.
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Tightening torque:
Spark plug:
20 Nm (2.0 m·kgf, 14.5 ft·lb)

NOTE:
_

If a torque wrench is not available when
installing a spark plug, a good estimate
of the correct torque is 1/4–1/2 turn
a. Spark plug gap past finger tight. However, the spark
plug should be tightened to the speci-
To install a spark plug EAU01796
fied torque as soon as possible. Canister (for California only)
1. Measure the spark plug gap with a _

wire thickness gauge and, if nec- 4. Install the spark plug cap. This model is equipped with a canister
essary, adjust the gap to specifica- 5. Place the spark plug cover in the to prevent the discharging of fuel vapor
6 tion. original position. into the atmosphere.
● Check each hose connection.
● Check each hose and canister for
Spark plug gap:
0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) cracks or damage. Replace if
damaged.
2. Clean the surface of the spark ● Make sure the vent hose is not
plug gasket and its mating sur- blocked. Clean it if necessary.
face, and then wipe off any grime
from the spark plug threads.
3. Install the spark plug with the
spark plug wrench, and then tight-
en it to the specified torque.

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EAU04213*

Engine oil
The engine oil level should be checked
before each ride. In addition, the oil
must be changed and the oil filter ele-
ment replaced at the intervals specified
in the periodic maintenance and lubri-
cation chart.

To check the engine oil level 1. Engine oil level check window 1. Engine oil filler cap
2. Maximum level mark
1. Place the motorcycle on a level 3. Minimum level mark To change the engine oil
surface and hold it in an upright 1. Start the engine, warm it up for
position. 3. Wait a few minutes until the oil set-
several minutes, and then turn it
tles, and then check the oil level
off.
NOTE: through the check window located 6
_

2. Place an oil pan under the engine
Make sure that the motorcycle is posi- at the bottom-left side of the crank-
to collect the used oil.
tioned straight up when checking the oil case.
3. Remove the engine oil filler cap
level. A slight tilt to the side can result in
NOTE: and drain bolt to drain the oil from
a false reading. _

_
The engine oil should be between the the crankcase.
2. Start the engine, warm it up for minimum and maximum level marks.
several minutes, and then turn it _

off. 4. If the engine oil is below the mini-
mum level mark, add sufficient oil
of the recommended type to raise
it to the correct level.

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EC000072*

Recommended engine oil: CAUTION:
See page 8-1. _

● In order to prevent clutch slip-
Oil quantity:
page (since the engine oil also
Periodic oil change:
lubricates the clutch), do not
3.0 L (2.64 Imp qt, 3.17 US qt)
mix any chemical additives with
Total amount (dry engine):
the oil or use oils of a “CD”
3.6 L (3.17 Imp qt, 3.81 US qt)
grade or higher. In addition, do
not use oils labeled “ENERGY
1. Engine oil drain bolt
CONSERVING II” or higher.
4. Install the engine oil drain bolt, and ● Make sure that no foreign mate-
then tighten it to the specified rial enters the crankcase.
torque. _

6. Start the engine, and then let it idle
6 for several minutes while checking
Tightening torque:
it for oil leakage. If oil is leaking,
Engine oil drain bolt:
immediately turn the engine off
43 Nm (4.3 m·kgf, 31 ft·lb)
and check for the cause.
5. Add the specified amount of the
NOTE:
recommended engine oil, and _

After the engine is started, the engine
then install and tighten the oil filler
oil level warning light should go off if the
cap.
oil level is sufficient.
_

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EC000067 EAU04083

CAUTION: Final gear oil
_

If the oil level warning light flickers The final gear case must be checked
or remains on, immediately turn the for oil leakage before each ride. If any
engine off and have a Yamaha deal- leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal-
er check the vehicle. er check and repair the motorcycle. In
_
addition, the final gear oil level must be
7. Turn the engine off, and then checked and the oil changed as follows
check the oil level and correct it if at the intervals specified in the periodic
necessary. maintenance and lubrication chart. 1. Final gear oil drain bolt
EW000066 2. Final gear oil filler bolt
NOTE: 3. Correct oil level
_

Have a Yamaha dealer replace the oil _
WARNING
● Make sure that no foreign mate- To check the final gear oil level
filter element when necessary.
_
rial enters the final gear case. 1. Place the motorcycle on a level
● Make sure that no oil gets on surface and hold it in an upright 6
the tire or wheel. position.
_

NOTE:
_

● The final gear oil level must be
checked on a cold engine.
● Make sure that the motorcycle is
positioned straight up when
checking the oil level. A slight tilt to
the side can result in a false read-
ing.
_

2. Remove the oil filler bolt, and then
check the oil level in the final gear
case.
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NOTE:
_

Recommended final gear oil:
The oil level should be at the brim of
Hypoid gear oil SAE 80 (API GL4)
the filler hole.
_ or multi-grade hypoid gear oil
3. If the oil is below the brim of the fill- SAE 80W-90
er hole, add sufficient oil of the rec- Oil quantity:
ommended type to raise it to the 0.2 L (0.18 Imp qt, 0.21 US qt)
correct level.
NOTE:
_

To change the final gear oil GL4 is a quality rating. Hypoid gear oils 1. Air filter case cover
1. Place an oil pan under the final rated GL5 or GL6 may also be used. 2. Screw (× 3)
gear case to collect the used oil.
_

EAU03195*
5. Install and tighten the oil filler bolt.
2. Remove the oil filler bolt and drain
6. Check the final gear case for oil
Cleaning the air filter element
bolt to drain the oil from the final The air filter element should be cleaned
leakage. If oil is leaking, check for
6 gear case. as follows at the intervals specified in
the cause.
3. Install the final gear oil drain bolt, the periodic maintenance and lubrica-
and then tighten it to the specified tion chart. Clean the air filter element
torque. more frequently if you are riding in un-
usually wet or dusty areas.
Tightening torque: 1. Remove the air filter case cover by
Final gear oil drain bolt: removing the screws.
23 Nm (2.3 m·kgf, 16.6 ft·lb) 2. Pull the air filter element out.

4. Add the recommended final gear
oil to the brim of the filler hole.

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EAU00628

Adjusting the carburetors
The carburetors are important parts of
the engine and emission control sys-
tem, which require very sophisticated
adjustment. Therefore, all carburetor
adjustments should be left to a
Yamaha dealer, who has the neces-
sary professional knowledge and expe-
1. Air filter element rience.
2. Projection
3. Lightly tap the air filter element to 3. Slot
remove most of the dust and dirt,
4. Insert the air filter element into the
and then blow the remaining dirt
air filter case as shown.
out with compressed air as shown. EC000082*
If the air filter element is damaged, 6
CAUTION:
replace it. _

● Make sure that the air filter ele-
ment is properly seated in the
air filter case.
● The engine should never be op-
erated without the air filter ele-
ment installed, otherwise the
pistons and/or cylinders may
become excessively worn.
_

5. Install the air filter case cover by
installing the screws.

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EAU00637 EAU03360

Adjusting the valve clearance Tires
The valve clearance changes with use, To maximize the performance, durabil-
resulting in improper air-fuel mixture ity, and safe operation of your motor-
and/or engine noise. To prevent this cycle, note the following points
from occurring, the valve clearance regarding the specified tires.
must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer
at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure
maintenance and lubrication chart. The tire air pressure should be
a. Throttle cable free play checked and, if necessary, adjusted
EAU00635 before each ride.
Adjusting the throttle cable EW000082

free play _
WARNING
The throttle cable free play should ● The tire air pressure must be
6 measure 4–6 mm (0.16–0.24 in) at the checked and adjusted on cold
throttle grip. Periodically check the tires (i.e., when the temperature
throttle cable free play and, if neces- of the tires equals the ambient
sary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. temperature).
● The tire air pressure must be
adjusted in accordance with the
riding speed and with the total
weight of rider, passenger, car-
go, and accessories approved
for this model.

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XVS1100 EW000083

Tire air pressure
_
WARNING
(measured on cold tires)
Proper loading of your motorcycle
Load* Front Rear
is important for several characteris-
200 kPa 225 kPa
Up to 90 kg (198 lb) (2.00 kgf/cm2, (2.25 kgf/cm2, tics of your motorcycle, such as
29 psi) 33 psi) handling, braking, performance and
225 kPa 250 kPa safety. Do not carry loosely packed
90 kg (198 lb)–
(2.25 kgf/cm2, (2.50 kgf/cm2,
maximum
33 psi) 36 psi) items that can shift. Securely pack
your heaviest items close to the
Maximum load* 441 lb (200 kg) 1. Tire sidewall
center of the motorcycle, and dis- 2. Tire wear indicator
* Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and
accessories
tribute the weight evenly from side a. Tire tread depth
to side. Properly adjust the suspen-
XVS1100A Tire inspection
sion for your load, and check the
Tire air pressure Always check the tires before operating
(measured on cold tires) condition and pressure of your tires.
the motorcycle. If a tire tread shows 6
Load* Front Rear NEVER OVERLOAD YOUR MOTOR-
crosswise lines (minimum tread depth),
225 kPa 225 kPa CYCLE. Make sure that the total
Up to 90 kg (198 lb) (2.25 kgf/cm2, (2.25 kgf/cm2, if the tire has a nail or glass fragments
weight of the cargo, rider, passen-
33 psi) 33 psi) in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, con-
225 kPa 250 kPa
ger, and accessories (cowling, sad-
90 kg (198 lb)– tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and
(2.25 kgf/cm2, (2.50 kgf/cm2, dlebags, etc. if approved for this
maximum
33 psi) 36 psi) have the tire replaced.
model) does not exceed the maxi-
Maximum load* 441 lb (200 kg) mum load of the motorcycle. Opera-
* Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and tion of an overloaded motorcycle
accessories could cause tire damage, an acci-
dent, or even injury.
_

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CE-10E EAU00680 EAU00685
FRONT (XVS1100)
Manufacturer Size Model WARNING Spoke wheels
_

Bridgestone 110/90-18 M/C 61S EXEDRA L309 ● It is dangerous to ride with a To maximize the performance, durabil-
Dunlop 110/90-18 M/C 61S K555F worn-out tire. When a tire tread ity, and safe operation of your motor-
begins to show crosswise lines, cycle, note the following points
REAR (XVS1100)
Manufacturer Size Model have a Yamaha dealer replace regarding the specified wheels.
Bridgestone 170/80-15 M/C 77S EXEDRA G546G the tire immediately. ● The wheel rims should be checked
Dunlop 170/80-15 M/C 77S K555 ● The replacement of all wheel- for cracks, bends or warpage, and
CE-10E and brake-related parts, includ- the spokes for looseness or dam-
FRONT (XVS1100A)
ing the tires, should be left to a age before each ride. If any dam-
Manufacturer Size Model
Yamaha dealer, who has the age is found, have a Yamaha
Dunlop 130/90-16 M/C 67S D404F
necessary professional knowl- dealer replace the wheel. Do not
REAR (XVS1100A)
edge and experience. attempt even the smallest repair to
Manufacturer Size Model
● It is not recommended to patch the wheel. A deformed or cracked
Dunlop 170/80-15 M/C 77S D404G
6 a punctured tube. If unavoid- wheel must be replaced.
CE-11E
Minimum tire tread depth able, however, patch the tube ● The wheel should be balanced
1.0 mm (0.04 in)
(front and rear)
very carefully and replace it as whenever either the tire or wheel
soon as possible with a high- has been changed or replaced. An
quality product. unbalanced wheel can result in
_
poor performance, adverse han-
dling characteristics, and a short-
ened tire life.
● Ride at moderate speeds after
changing a tire since the tire sur-
face must first be “broken in” for it
to develop its optimal characteris-
tics.
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EAU00691
by the use of items which have not
Accessories and replacement been approved by Yamaha.
parts _

EW000098

_
WARNING
This motorcycle is not designed to
pull a trailer or to be attached to a
sidecar. The accessories or replace-
ment parts you choose for your
motorcycle should be designed spe-
cifically for this model, and they
must be securely mounted to main-
tain the inherent stability of the orig-
inal design. Genuine Yamaha Parts
and Accessories are designed and 6
tested to be compatible with your
motorcycle. Please consider Genu-
ine Yamaha Parts and Accessories
before making a purchase. Use of
non-Yamaha-approved accessories
or replacement parts may cause
loss of handling stability and riding
safety. Since Yamaha cannot con-
trol the quality of accessories or
parts manufactured by other com-
panies, Yamaha cannot be held lia-
ble for any consequences caused
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3. Tighten the locknut.

NOTE:
_

If the specified free play cannot be ob-
tained as described above or if the
clutch does not operate correctly, have
a Yamaha dealer check the internal
clutch mechanism.
_

1. Locknut a. Brake lever free play
2. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt
EAU00696
c. Clutch lever free play
Adjusting the brake lever free
EAU00692

Adjusting the clutch lever free play
The brake lever free play should mea-
play
6 sure 5–8 mm (0.2–0.3 in) as shown.
The clutch lever free play should mea-
Periodically check the brake lever free
sure 5–10 mm (0.2–0.4 in) as shown.
play and, if necessary, adjust it as
Periodically check the clutch lever free
follows.
play and, if necessary, adjust it as
follows.
1. Loosen the locknut at the clutch
lever.
2. To increase the clutch lever free
play, turn the adjusting bolt in di-
rection a. To decrease the clutch
lever free play, turn the adjusting
bolt in direction b.

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EW000099

_
WARNING
● After adjusting the brake lever
free play, check the free play
and make sure that the brake is
working properly.
● A soft or spongy feeling in the
brake lever can indicate the
presence of air in the hydraulic
1. Locknut
2. Brake lever free play adjusting bolt
system. If there is air in the hy-
draulic system, have a Yamaha
1. Loosen the locknut at the brake dealer bleed the system before
lever. operating the motorcycle. Air in
2. To increase the brake lever free the hydraulic system will dimin-
play, turn the adjusting bolt in di- ish the braking performance, 6
rection a. To decrease the brake which may result in loss of con-
lever free play, turn the adjusting trol and an accident.
bolt in direction b. _

3. Tighten the locknut.

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XVS1100 XVS1100A

a. Distance between brake pedal and footrest a. Distance between brake pedal and footrest 1. Rear brake light switch
2. Rear brake light switch adjusting nut
EAU01746* EW000109

Adjusting the brake pedal WARNING EAU00713

position
_
Adjusting the rear brake light
A soft or spongy feeling in the brake
The top of the brake pedal should be pedal can indicate the presence of switch
6 positioned approximately 82 mm air in the hydraulic system. If there The rear brake light switch, which is ac-
(3.2 in) for XVS1100 and 99 mm is air in the hydraulic system, have a tivated by the brake pedal, is properly
(3.9 in) for XVS1100A above the top of Yamaha dealer bleed the system be- adjusted when the brake light comes
the footrest as shown. Periodically fore operating the motorcycle. Air in on just before braking takes effect. If
check the brake pedal position and, if the hydraulic system will diminish necessary, adjust the brake light switch
necessary, have a Yamaha dealer ad- the braking performance, which as follows.
just it. may result in loss of control and an Turn the adjusting nut while holding the
accident. rear brake light switch in place. To
_ make the brake light come on earlier,
turn the adjusting nut in direction a. To
make the brake light come on later,
turn the adjusting nut in direction b.

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Front Rear

1. Brake pad wear indicator groove 1. Brake pad wear indicator groove
EAU01314
To check the brake pad wear, check
Checking the front and rear the wear indicator grooves. If a brake
brake pads pad has worn to the point that the wear
The front and rear brake pads must be indicator groove has almost disap-
checked for wear at the intervals spec- peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace 6
ified in the periodic maintenance and the brake pads as a set.
lubrication chart. Each brake pad is
provided with a wear indicator groove,
which allows you to check the brake
pad wear without having to disassem-
ble the brake.

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Front brake Rear brake ● Brake fluid may deteriorate paint-
ed surfaces or plastic parts. Al-
ways clean up spilled fluid
immediately.
● As the brake pads wear, it is nor-
mal for the brake fluid level to
gradually go down. However, if the
brake fluid level goes down sud-
denly, have a Yamaha dealer
1. Minimum level mark 1. Minimum level mark
2. Brake fluid reservoir 2. Brake fluid reservoir check the cause.
EAU03294
● Use only the recommended quali-
Checking the brake fluid level ty brake fluid, otherwise the rubber
Insufficient brake fluid may allow air to seals may deteriorate, causing
6 enter the brake system, possibly caus- leakage and poor braking perfor-
ing it to become ineffective. mance.
Before riding, check that the brake fluid
is above the minimum level mark and Recommended brake fluid: DOT 4
replenish if necessary. A low brake flu-
id level may indicate worn brake pads ● Refill with the same type of brake
and/or brake system leakage. If the fluid. Mixing fluids may result in a
brake level is low, be sure to check the harmful chemical reaction and
brake pads for wear and the brake sys- lead to poor braking performance.
● Be careful that water does not en-
tem for leakage.
Observe these precautions: ter the brake fluid reservoir when
refilling. Water will significantly
● When checking the fluid level,
lower the boiling point of the fluid
make sure that the top of the brake
and may result in vapor lock.
fluid reservoir is level.
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EAU03976 EAU03297 EAU04034

Changing the brake fluid Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the
Have a Yamaha dealer change the cables throttle grip and cable
brake fluid at the intervals specified in The operation of all control cables and The operation of the throttle grip should
the NOTE after the periodic mainte- the condition of the cables should be be checked before each ride. In addi-
nance and lubrication chart. In addition, checked before each ride, and the ca- tion, the cable should be lubricated or
have the oil seals of the master cylin- bles and cable ends should be lubricat- replaced at the intervals specified in
ders and calipers as well as the brake ed if necessary. If a cable is damaged the periodic maintenance chart.
hoses replaced at the intervals listed or does not move smoothly, have a
below or whenever they are damaged Yamaha dealer check or replace it.
or leaking.
● Oil seals: Replace every two Recommended lubricant:
years. Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube
● Brake hoses: Replace every four or engine oil SAE 10W-30
years. (API SE) 6

EW000111

_
WARNING
Damage to the outer housing of ca-
bles may result in internal rusting
and cause interference with cable
movement. Replace damaged ca-
bles as soon as possible to prevent
unsafe conditions.
_

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EAU03370 EAU03164 EAU03165

Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the
brake and shift pedals brake and clutch levers sidestand
The operation of the brake and shift The operation of the brake and clutch The operation of the sidestand should
6 pedals should be checked before each levers should be checked before each be checked before each ride, and the
ride, and the pedal pivots should be lu- ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal
bricated if necessary. bricated if necessary. contact surfaces should be lubricated if
necessary.
Recommended lubricant: Recommended lubricant: EW000113

Lithium-soap-based grease Lithium-soap-based grease _
WARNING
(all-purpose grease) (all-purpose grease) If the sidestand does not move up
and down smoothly, have a Yamaha
dealer check or repair it.
_

Recommended lubricant:
Lithium-soap-based grease
(all-purpose grease)
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EAU02939

Checking the front fork
The condition and operation of the front
fork must be checked as follows at the
intervals specified in the periodic main-
tenance and lubrication chart.

To check the condition
EW000115

_
WARNING
Securely support the motorcycle so To check the operation
that there is no danger of it falling 1. Place the motorcycle on a level
over. surface and hold it in an upright
_

Check the inner tubes for scratches, position.
damage and excessive oil leakage. 2. While applying the front brake, 6
push down hard on the handle-
bars several times to check if the
front fork compresses and re-
bounds smoothly.
EC000098

CAUTION:
_

If any damage is found or the front
fork does not operate smoothly,
have a Yamaha dealer check or re-
pair it.
_

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EAU00794 EAU01144

Checking the steering Checking the wheel bearings
Worn or loose steering bearings may The front and rear wheel bearings must
cause danger. Therefore, the operation be checked at the intervals specified in
of the steering must be checked as fol- the periodic maintenance and lubrica-
lows at the intervals specified in the pe- tion chart. If there is play in the wheel
riodic maintenance and lubrication hub or if the wheel does not turn
chart. smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer
1. Place a stand under the engine to check the wheel bearings.
raise the front wheel off the
ground. 2. Hold the lower ends of the front
EW000115
fork legs and try to move them for-
_
WARNING ward and backward. If any free
Securely support the motorcycle so play can be felt, have a Yamaha
6 that there is no danger of it falling dealer check or repair the steer-
over. ing.
_

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EAU04242
• EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty To store the battery
Battery of water. 1. If the motorcycle will not be used
The battery is located behind panel A. • INTERNAL: Drink large quan- for more than one month, remove
(See page 6-7 for panel removal and tities of water or milk and im- the battery, fully charge it, and
installation procedures.) mediately call a physician. then place it in a cool, dry place.
This motorcycle is equipped with a • EYES: Flush with water for 15 2. If the battery will be stored for
sealed-type (MF) battery, which does minutes and seek prompt more than two months, check it at
not require any maintenance. There is medical attention. least once a month and fully
no need to check the electrolyte or to ● Batteries produce explosive hy- charge it if necessary.
add distilled water. drogen gas. Therefore, keep 3. Fully charge the battery before in-
EC000101
sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., stallation.
CAUTION:
_ away from the battery and pro-
Never attempt to remove the battery vide sufficient ventilation when
cell seals, as this would permanent- charging it in an enclosed
ly damage the battery. space. 6
_

EW000116 ● KEEP THIS AND ALL BATTER-

_
WARNING IES OUT OF THE REACH OF
● Electrolyte is poisonous and CHILDREN.
dangerous since it contains sul- _

furic acid, which causes severe
To charge the battery
burns. Avoid any contact with
Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat-
skin, eyes or clothing and al-
tery as soon as possible if it seems to
ways shield your eyes when
have discharged. Keep in mind that the
working near batteries. In case
battery tends to discharge more quickly
of contact, administer the fol-
if the motorcycle is equipped with op-
lowing FIRST AID.
tional electrical accessories.
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EC000102

CAUTION:
_

● Always keep the battery
charged. Storing a discharged
battery can cause permanent
battery damage.
● To charge a sealed-type (MF)
battery, a special (constant-
voltage) battery charger is re-
1. Positive terminal 1. Fuse box
2. Negative terminal
quired. Using a conventional 2. Backup fuse (odometer)
battery charger will damage the 3. Ignition fuse
4. After installation, make sure that battery. If you do not have ac- 4. Headlight fuse
the battery leads are properly con- cess to a sealed-type (MF) bat- 5. Carburetor heater fuse
nected to the battery terminals. 6. Spare fuse (× 3)
tery charger, have a Yamaha 7. Signaling system fuse
6 dealer charge your battery. EAU04210

Replacing the fuses
_

The main fuse is located under the igni-
tor unit panel.
The fuse box, which contains the fuses
for the individual circuits, is located in-
side the storage compartment. (See
page 3-14 for storage compartment
cover removal and installation proce-
dures.)

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EC000103

CAUTION:
_

Do not use a fuse of a higher amper-
age rating than recommended to
avoid causing extensive damage to
the electrical system and possibly a
fire.
_

6. Turn the key to “ON” and turn on
1. Quick fastener (× 3) 1. Ignitor unit panel the electrical circuit in question to
2. Spare main fuse check if the device operates.
If a fuse is blown, replace it as follows. 3. Main fuse
7. If the fuse immediately blows
NOTE:
_
3. Pull the ignitor unit panel outward again, have a Yamaha dealer
Include steps 1–3 and 9–10 only for the to the right. check the electrical system.
main fuse. 4. Turn the key to “OFF” and turn off 8. Install the storage compartment 6
the electrical circuit in question. cover.
_

1. Remove the rider seat. (See
5. Remove the blown fuse, and then
page 3-11 [XVS1100] or 3-13
install a new fuse of the specified
[XVS1100A] for rider seat removal
amperage.
and installation procedures.)
2. Remove the quick fasteners
Specified fuses:
shown by pushing the center in
with a screwdriver, then pulling the Main fuse: 30 A
fastener out. Backup fuse (odometer): 5A
Ignition fuse: 10 A
Headlight fuse: 15 A
Carburetor heater fuse: 15 A
Signaling system fuse: 10 A
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After removal Before installation

1. Quick fastener 1. Screw (× 2) 1. Headlight bulb holder
2. Pin
EAU04189
3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder,
9. Place the ignitor unit panel in the Replacing the headlight bulb and then remove the defective
original position and install the This motorcycle is equipped with a bulb.
quick fasteners. quartz bulb headlight. If the headlight EW000119

6 bulb burns out, replace it as follows. WARNING
NOTE: 1. Remove the headlight unit by re-
_

_

Headlight bulbs get very hot. There-
To install a quick fastener, push its pin moving the screws. fore, keep flammable products away
back so that it will protrude from the
2. Disconnect the headlight coupler, from a lit headlight bulb, and do not
fastener head, then insert the fastener and then remove the bulb cover. touch the bulb until it has cooled
and push the protruding pin in until it is
down.
flush with the fastener head. _

_

10. Install the rider seat. 4. Place a new headlight bulb into
position, and then secure it with
the bulb holder.

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5. Install the headlight bulb cover,
and then connect the coupler.
6. Install the headlight unit by install-
ing the screws.
7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the
headlight beam if necessary.

1. Do not touch this area.
EC000105

CAUTION:
_

Do not touch the glass part of the
headlight bulb to keep it free from
oil, otherwise the transparency of 6
the glass, the luminosity of the bulb,
and the bulb life will be adversely af-
fected. Thoroughly clean off any dirt
and fingerprints on the headlight
bulb using a cloth moistened with
alcohol or thinner.
_

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XVS1100 XVS1100A

1. Screw (× 2) 1. Screw (× 2) 1. Screw (× 3)
EAU00855
3. Insert a new bulb into the socket, 4. Install the lens by installing the
Replacing a turn signal light push it in, and then turn it clock- screws.
bulb or the tail/brake light wise until it stops. EC000108

bulb CAUTION:
_

6 1. Remove the lens by removing the Do not overtighten the screws, oth-
screws. erwise the lens may break.
2. Remove the defective bulb by
_

pushing it in and turning it counter-
clockwise.

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EAU01579
To service the rear wheel EAU01008

Supporting the motorcycle Raise the rear wheel off the ground by Troubleshooting
Since this model is not equipped with a using a motorcycle stand or, if a motor- Although Yamaha motorcycles receive
centerstand, follow these precautions cycle stand is not available, by placing a thorough inspection before shipment
when removing the front and rear a jack either under each side of the from the factory, trouble may occur dur-
wheel or performing other mainte- frame in front of the rear wheel or under ing operation. Any problem in the fuel,
nance requiring the motorcycle to each side of the swingarm. compression, or ignition systems, for
stand upright. Check that the motor- example, can cause poor starting and
cycle is in a stable and level position loss of power.
before starting any maintenance. A The following troubleshooting chart
strong wooden box can be placed un- represents a quick and easy procedure
der the engine for added stability. for checking these vital systems your-
self. However, should your motorcycle
To service the front wheel require any repair, take it to a Yamaha
1. Stabilize the rear of the motorcycle dealer, whose skilled technicians have 6
by using a motorcycle stand or, if the necessary tools, experience, and
an additional motorcycle stand is know-how to service the motorcycle
not available, by placing a jack un- properly.
der the frame in front of the rear Use only genuine Yamaha replace-
wheel. ment parts. Imitation parts may look
2. Raise the front wheel off the like Yamaha parts, but they are often
ground by using a motorcycle inferior, have a shorter service life and
stand. can lead to expensive repair bills.

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EAU01297

Troubleshooting chart
EW000125

_
WARNING
Keep away open flames and do not smoke while checking or working on the fuel system.
_

1. Fuel
There is enough fuel. Check the compression.
Check the fuel level in
the fuel tank.
The engine does not start.
There is no fuel. Supply fuel.
Check the compression.

2. Compression
There is compression. Check the ignition.
Operate the electric starter.
6 There is no compression.
Have a Yamaha dealer
check the vehicle.

3. Ignition Wipe off with a dry cloth and correct the Open the throttle halfway and operate
Wet
spark plug gaps, or replace the spark plugs. the electric starter.
Remove the spark plugs
and check the electrodes.
The engine does not start.
Dry Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.
Check the battery.

4. Battery The engine turns over
The battery is good.
quickly. The engine does not start.
Operate the electric starter. Have a Yamaha dealer
The engine turns over Check the battery lead connections, check the vehicle.
slowly. and charge the battery if necessary.

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Care .................................................................................................. 7-1
Storage .............................................................................................. 7-4

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7-
EAU03412

Care Before cleaning Cleaning
While the open design of a motorcycle 1. Cover the muffler outlets with plas- ECA00010

reveals the attractiveness of the tech- tic bags after the engine has CAUTION:
_

nology, it also makes it more vulnera- cooled down. ● Avoid using strong acidic wheel
ble. Rust and corrosion can develop 2. Make sure that all caps and covers cleaners, especially on spoked
even if high-quality components are as well as all electrical couplers wheels. If such products are
used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- and connectors, including the used on hard-to-remove dirt, do
noticed on a car, however, it detracts spark plug caps, are tightly in- not leave the cleaner on the af-
from the overall appearance of a stalled. fected area any longer than in-
motorcycle. Frequent and proper care 3. Remove extremely stubborn dirt, structed. Also, thoroughly rinse
does not only comply with the terms of like oil burnt onto the crankcase, the area off with water, immedi-
the warranty, but it will also keep your with a degreasing agent and a ately dry it, and then apply a
motorcycle looking good, extend its life brush, but never apply such prod- corrosion protection spray.
and optimize its performance. ucts onto seals, gaskets and ● Improper cleaning can damage
wheel axles. Always rinse the dirt windshields, cowlings, panels
and degreaser off with water. and other plastic parts. Use
7 only a soft, clean cloth or
sponge with mild detergent and
water to clean plastic.

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● Do not use any harsh chemical ● For motorcycles equipped with After riding in the rain, near the sea or
products on plastic parts. Be a windshield: Do not use strong on salt-sprayed roads
sure to avoid using cloths or cleaners or hard sponges as Since sea salt or salt sprayed on roads
sponges which have been in they will cause dulling or during winter are extremely corrosive in
contact with strong or abrasive scratching. Some cleaning combination with water, carry out the
cleaning products, solvent or compounds for plastic may following steps after each ride in the
thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- leave scratches on the wind- rain, near the sea or on salt-sprayed
movers or inhibitors, brake flu- shield. Test the product on a roads.
id, antifreeze or electrolyte. small hidden part of the wind-
● Do not use high-pressure wash- shield to make sure that it does NOTE:
_

Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may
ers or steam-jet cleaners since not leave any marks. If the wind-
remain well into spring.
they cause water seepage and shield is scratched, use a quali- _

deterioration in the following ar- ty plastic polishing compound
eas: seals (of wheel and swing- after washing. 1. Clean the motorcycle with cold
arm bearings, fork and brakes), _
water and a mild detergent, after
electric components (couplers, the engine has cooled down.
After normal use
connectors, instruments, switch- ECA00012
7
Remove dirt with warm water, a mild CAUTION:
es and lights), breather hoses
detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, _

and vents. Do not use warm water since it in-
and then rinse thoroughly with clean
creases the corrosive action of the
water. Use a toothbrush or bottlebrush
salt.
for hard-to-reach areas. Stubborn dirt _

and insects will come off more easily if 2. After drying the motorcycle, apply
the area is covered with a wet cloth for a corrosion protection spray on all
a few minutes before cleaning. metal, including chrome- and nick-
el-plated, surfaces to prevent
corrosion.
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After cleaning EWA00031
NOTE:
_

1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois _
WARNING Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on
or an absorbing cloth. ● Make sure that there is no oil or what products to use.
wax on the brakes or tires.
_

2. Use a chrome polish to shine
chrome, aluminum and stainless- ● If necessary, clean the brake
steel parts, including the exhaust discs and brake linings with a
system. (Even the thermally in- regular brake disc cleaner or ac-
duced discoloring of stainless- etone, and wash the tires with
steel exhaust systems can be re- warm water and a mild deter-
moved through polishing.) gent. Before riding at higher
3. To prevent corrosion, it is recom- speeds, test the motorcycle’s
mended to apply a corrosion pro- braking performance and cor-
tection spray on all metal, nering behavior.
_

including chrome- and nickel-plat- ECA00013

ed, surfaces. CAUTION:
4. Use spray oil as a universal clean-
_

● Apply spray oil and wax spar-
7 er to remove any remaining dirt. ingly and make sure to wipe off
5. Touch up minor paint damage any excess.
caused by stones, etc. ● Never apply oil or wax to any
6. Wax all painted surfaces. rubber and plastic parts, but
7. Let the motorcycle dry completely treat them with a suitable care
before storing or covering it. product.
● Avoid using abrasive polishing
compounds as they will wear
away the paint.
_

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Storage Long-term c. Install the spark plug caps onto the
Before storing your motorcycle for sev- spark plugs, and then place the
Short-term eral months: spark plugs on the cylinder head
Always store your motorcycle in a cool, 1. Follow all the instructions in the so that the electrodes are ground-
dry place and, if necessary, protect it “Care” section of this chapter. ed. (This will limit sparking during
against dust with a porous cover. 2. For motorcycles equipped with a the next step.)
ECA00014 fuel cock that has an “OFF” posi- d. Turn the engine over several times
CAUTION: tion: Turn the fuel cock lever to with the starter. (This will coat the
_

● Storing the motorcycle in a “OFF”. cylinder walls with oil.)
poorly ventilated room or cover- 3. Drain the carburetor float cham- e. Remove the spark plug caps from
ing it with a tarp, while it is still bers by loosening the drain bolts; the spark plugs, and then install
wet, will allow water and humid- this will prevent fuel deposits from the spark plugs and the spark plug
ity to seep in and cause rust. building up. Pour the drained fuel caps.
● To prevent corrosion, avoid into the fuel tank. EWA00003

damp cellars, stables (because 4. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel _
WARNING
of the presence of ammonia) stabilizer (if available) to prevent To prevent damage or injury from
and areas where strong chemi- the fuel tank from rusting and the sparking, make sure to ground the 7
cals are stored. fuel from deteriorating. spark plug electrodes while turning
_
5. Perform the following steps to pro- the engine over.
_

tect the cylinders, piston rings, etc. 6. Lubricate all control cables and
from corrosion. the pivoting points of all levers and
a. Remove the spark plug caps and pedals as well as of the sidestand/
spark plugs. centerstand.
b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil
into each spark plug bore.

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7. Check and, if necessary, correct 9. Remove the battery and fully
the tire air pressure, and then lift charge it. Store it in a cool, dry
the motorcycle so that both of its place and charge it once a month.
wheels are off the ground. Alterna- Do not store the battery in an ex-
tively, turn the wheels a little every cessively cold or warm place (less
month in order to prevent the tires than 0 °C [30 °F] or more than
from becoming degraded in one 30 °C [90 °F] ). For more informa-
spot. tion on storing the battery, see
8. Cover the muffler outlets with plas- page 6-28.
tic bags to prevent moisture from
entering them. NOTE:
_

Make any necessary repairs before
storing the motorcycle.
_

7

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Specifications .................................................................................... 8-1

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SPECIFICATIONS
8-
EAU01038

Specifications
CS-01E
Model XVS1100/XVS1100A Engine
Dimensions Engine type Air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC
XVS1100 Cylinder arrangement V type 2-cylinder
Overall length 2,405 mm (94.7 in) Displacement 1,063 cm3
Overall width 895 mm (35.2 in) Bore × stroke 95.0 × 75.0 mm (3.74 × 2.95 in)
Overall height 1,095 mm (43.1 in) Compression ratio 8.3:1
Seat height 690 mm (27.2 in) Starting system Electric starter
Wheelbase 1,640 mm (64.6 in) Lubrication system Wet sump
Ground clearance 145 mm (5.7 in) Engine oil
Minimum turning radius 3,200 mm (126 in) Type
XVS1100A 0 10 30 50 70 90 110 130 ˚F

Overall length 2,465 mm (97.0 in)
YAMALUBE 4 (10W-30)
Overall width 945 mm (37.2 in) or SAE 10W-30

Overall height 1,095 mm (43.1 in)
YAMALUBE 4 (20W-40)
Seat height 710 mm (28.0 in) or SAE 20W-40
Wheelbase 1,645 mm (64.8 in) -20 -10 10
8 0 20 30 40 50 ˚C
Ground clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
Recommended engine oil
Minimum turning radius 3,300 mm (129.9 in) classification API Service SE, SF, SG or
Basic weight (with oil and full higher
fuel tank)
XVS1100 275 kg (606 lb)
XVS1100A 288 kg (635 lb)

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Spark plug
CAUTION:
Manufacturer/model NGK / BPR7ES or
Be sure to use motor oils that do not contain anti-friction
DENSO / W22EPR-U
modifiers. Passenger car motor oils (often labeled
“ENERGY CONSERVING II”) contain anti-friction additives Gap 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in)
which will cause clutch and/or starter clutch slippage, result- Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc
ing in reduced component life and poor engine performance.
Transmission

Quantity Primary reduction system Spur gear

Without oil filter element Primary reduction ratio 1.660
replacement 3.0 L (2.64 Imp qt, 3.17 US qt) Secondary reduction system Shaft drive
With oil filter element Secondary reduction ratio 2.875
replacement 3.1 L (2.73 Imp qt, 3.28 US qt)
Transmission type Constant-mesh 5-speed
Total amount (dry engine) 3.6 L (3.17 Imp qt, 3.81 US qt)
Operation Left foot
Final gear oil
Gear ratio
Type Hypoid gear oil SAE 80 (API
1st 2.353
GL4) or multi-grade hypoid gear
oil SAE 80W-90 2nd 1.667
Quantity 0.2 L (0.18 Imp qt, 0.21 US qt) 3rd 1.286
Air filter Dry type element 4th 1.032
Fuel 5th 0.853 8
Type UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY Chassis
Fuel tank capacity 17 L (3.74 Imp gal, 4.49 US gal) Frame type Double cradle
Fuel reserve amount 4.5 L (0.99 Imp gal, 1.19 US gal) Caster angle 33°
Carburetor Trail
Manufacturer MIKUNI XVS1100 136 mm (5.35 in)
Model × quantity BSR37 × 2 XVS1100A 132 mm (5.19 in)

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Tires XVS1100A
XVS1100 Front
Front Type Tube tire
Type Tube tire Size 130/90-16 M/C 67S
Size 110/90-18 M/C 61S Manufacturer/
Manufacturer/ model Dunlop / D404F
model Bridgestone / EXEDRA L309 Rear
Dunlop / K555F Type Tube tire
Rear Size 170/80-15 M/C 77S
Type Tube tire Manufacturer/
Size 170/80-15 M/C 77S model Dunlop / D404G
Maximum load* 200 kg (441 lb)
Manufacturer/
model Bridgestone / EXEDRA G546G Tire air pressure (measured
on cold tires)
Dunlop / K555
Maximum load* 200 kg (441 lb) 90 kg (198 lb)*
Front 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm2, 33 psi)
Tire air pressure
(measured or cold tires) Rear 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm2, 33 psi)
Up to 90 kg (198 lb)* 90 kg (198 lb)-maximum*
8
Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm2, 29 psi) Front 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm2, 33 psi)
Rear 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm2, 33 psi) Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)
90 kg (198 lb)-maximum* * Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and accessories
2
Front 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm , 33 psi)
Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)
* Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and accessories

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SPECIFICATIONS
Wheels Rear
XVS1100 Type Single disc brake
Front Operation Right foot
Type Spoke wheel Fluid DOT 4
Size 18 × 2.15 Suspension
18 M/C × 2.15 Front Telescopic fork
Rear Rear Swingarm (link suspension)
Type Spoke wheel Spring/shock absorber
Size 15 M/C × MT 4.50 Front Coil spring / oil damper
XVS1100A Rear Coil spring / gas-oil damper
Front Wheel travel
Type Spoke wheel Front 140 mm (5.51 in)
Size 16 × MT 3.00 Rear 113 mm (4.45 in)
16 M/C × MT 3.00 Electrical
Rear Ignition system TCI (digital)
Type Spoke wheel Charging system
Size 15 M/C × MT 4.50 Type A.C. magneto
8
Brakes Standard output
Front XVS1100 14 V, 305 W @ 5,000 r/min
Type Dual disc brake XVS1100A 14 V, 350 W @ 5,000 r/min
Operation Right hand Battery
Fluid DOT 4 Model GT14B-4
Voltage, capacity 12 V, 12 Ah
Headlight type Quartz bulb (halogen)

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SPECIFICATIONS
Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity
Headlight 12 V, 60/55 W × 1
Tail/brake light 12 V, 8/27 W × 1
Front turn signal light 12 V, 27/8 W × 2
Rear turn signal light 12 V, 27 W × 2
Meter lighting 14 V, 1.4 W × 2
Oil level warning light 12 V, 1.7 W × 1
Neutral indicator light 12 V, 1.7 W × 1
Turn signal indicator light 12 V, 1.7 W × 1
Engine trouble warning light 12 V, 1.7 W × 1
High beam indicator light 12 V, 1.7 W × 1
Fuses
Main fuse 30 A
Signaling system fuse 10 A
Backup fuse (odometer) 5A
Ignition fuse 10 A
Headlight fuse 15 A
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Carburetor heater fuse 15 A

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Identification numbers ....................................................................... 9-1
Key identification number .................................................................. 9-1
Vehicle identification number ............................................................. 9-1
Model label ........................................................................................ 9-2
Reporting safety defects ................................................................... 9-3
Motorcycle noise regulation .............................................................. 9-4
Maintenance record .......................................................................... 9-5
STREET AND ENDURO MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY .... 9-7
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE ...................................................... 9-9

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9-
EAU01039

EAU02944

Identification numbers
Record the key identification number,
vehicle identification number and mod-
el label information in the spaces pro-
vided below for assistance when
ordering spare parts from a Yamaha
dealer or for reference in case the vehi-
cle is stolen.
1. Key identification number 1. Vehicle identification number
1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: EAU01041 EAU01043

CA-02E Key identification number Vehicle identification number
The key identification number is The vehicle identification number is
stamped into the key tag. Record this stamped into the steering head pipe.
number in the space provided and use Record this number in the space
2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION it for reference when ordering a new provided.
NUMBER: key.
CA-02E
NOTE:
_

The vehicle identification number is
used to identify your motorcycle and
may be used to register your motor-
9 cycle with the licensing authority in
3. MODEL LABEL INFORMATION: your area.
CA-01E _

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1. Model label
EAU01804

Model label
The model label is affixed to the frame
under the rider seat. (See page 3-11
[XVS1100] or 3-13 [XVS1100A] for rid-
er seat removal and installation proce-
dures.) Record the information on this
label in the space provided. This infor-
mation will be needed when ordering
spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.

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EAU01051

Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immedi-
ately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Yamaha Motor Corporation,
U.S.A. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group
of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems
between you, your dealer, or Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C.
area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other informa-
tion about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.

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EAU01053

Motorcycle noise regulation
TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED:
Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other
than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement of any device or element of design incorporated into any new ve-
hicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use or (2) the use of
the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.

“AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE THE ACTS LISTED BELOW”.

These acts include tampering with the following systems; i.e., modification, removal, etc.
CL-01E

Muffler
Exhaust system Exhaust pipe
Silencer
Air cleaner case
Intake system Air cleaner element
Intake duct

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EAU01874

Maintenance record
Copies of work orders and/or receipts for parts purchased and installed on your motorcycle will be required to document that
maintenance has been completed in accordance with the emissions warranty. The chart below is printed only as a reminder
that maintenance work is required. It is not acceptable proof of maintenance work.
CL-04E

Maintenance Date of Servicing dealer
Mileage Remarks
interval service name and address
600 mi
(1,000 km) or
1 month
4,000 mi
( 7,000 km) or
6 months
8,000 mi
(13,000 km) or
12 months
12,000 mi
(19,000 km) or
18 months
16,000 mi
(25,000 km) or
24 months
9
20,000 mi
(31,000 km) or
30 months
24,000 mi
(37,000 km) or
36 months

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Maintenance Date of Servicing dealer
Mileage Remarks
interval service name and address
28,000 mi
(43,000 km) or
42 months
32,000 mi
(49,000 km) or
48 months
36,000 mi
(55,000 km) or
54 months
40,000 mi
(61,000 km) or
60 months

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EAU02918

YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
STREET AND ENDURO MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY

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EAU01063

YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)

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INDEX
A F N
Accessories and replacement parts .......6-18 Final gear oil.......................................... 6-12 Neutral indicator light ...............................3-2
Air filter element, cleaning ......................6-13 Front fork, checking ............................... 6-26 Noise regulation .......................................9-4
Fuel ......................................................... 3-7
B O
Fuel cock................................................. 3-9
Battery ...................................................6-28 Oil level warning light ...............................3-2
Fuel tank cap........................................... 3-7
Brake and clutch levers, checking and
Fuses, replacing .................................... 6-29 P
lubricating ............................................6-25
Panel, removing and installing..................6-7
Brake and shift pedals, checking and H
Parking.....................................................5-6
lubricating ............................................6-25 Handlebar switches ................................. 3-3
Part locations ...........................................2-1
Brake fluid, changing .............................6-24 Headlight bulb, replacing ....................... 6-31
Pre-operation check list............................4-1
Brake fluid level, checking......................6-23 Helmet holder ........................................ 3-13
Brake lever...............................................3-5 High beam indicator light ......................... 3-2 S
Brake lever free play, adjusting ..............6-19 Horn switch ............................................. 3-3 Safety defects, reporting ..........................9-3
Brake light switch (rear), adjusting .........6-21 Safety information ....................................1-1
I
Brake pads, checking.............................6-22 Seats (XVS1100) ...................................3-11
Identification numbers ............................. 9-1
Brake pedal..............................................3-6 Passenger seat.................................3-11
Ignition circuit cut-off system.................. 3-19
Brake pedal position, adjusting ..............6-21 Rider seat .........................................3-11
Indicator and warning lights ..................... 3-2
Seats (XVS1100A).................................3-12
C
K Passenger seat.................................3-12
Cables, checking and lubricating............6-24
Key identification number ........................ 9-1 Rider seat .........................................3-13
Canister (for California only).....................6-9
Shifting.....................................................5-3
Carburetors, adjusting............................6-14 L
Decelerating .......................................5-5
Care.........................................................7-1 Labels, location ....................................... 1-7
Shift points..........................................5-5
Clutch lever..............................................3-4 Luggage strap holders........................... 3-18
Starting out and accelerating ..............5-4
Clutch lever free play, adjusting .............6-19
M Shift pedal (XVS1100)..............................3-5
D Main switch/steering lock......................... 3-1 Shift pedal (XVS1100A) ...........................3-5
Dimmer switch .........................................3-3 Maintenance and lubrication, periodic...... 6-4 Shock absorber assembly, adjusting......3-15
Maintenance, emission control system .... 6-3 Sidestand...............................................3-19
E
Maintenance, periodic ............................. 6-1 Sidestand, checking and lubricating .......6-25
Engine break-in........................................5-5
Maintenance record................................. 9-5 Spark plugs, checking ..............................6-8
Engine oil...............................................6-10
Model label .............................................. 9-2 Specifications...........................................8-1
Engine stop switch ...................................3-4
Speedometer unit.....................................3-3
Engine trouble warning light .....................3-2
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INDEX
Starter (choke) lever .............................. 3-10
Starting and warming up a cold engine.... 5-1
Starting a warm engine............................ 5-3
Start switch.............................................. 3-4
Steering, checking ................................. 6-27
Storage.................................................... 7-4
Storage compartment ............................ 3-14
Supporting the motorcycle ..................... 6-34
T
Throttle cable free play, adjusting .......... 6-15
Throttle grip and cable, checking and
lubricating............................................ 6-24
Tires ...................................................... 6-15
Tool kit..................................................... 6-1
Troubleshooting..................................... 6-34
Troubleshooting chart............................ 6-35
Turn signal indicator light ......................... 3-2
Turn signal light or tail/brake light bulb,
replacing ............................................. 6-33
Turn signal switch.................................... 3-4
V
Valve clearance, adjusting..................... 6-15
Vehicle identification number ................... 9-1
W
Warranty, extended ................................. 9-9
Warranty limited....................................... 9-7
Wheel bearings, checking...................... 6-27
Wheels .................................................. 6-17
OWNER’S MANUAL

XVS1100P(C)
PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD.
PRINTED IN JAPAN
XVS1100AP(C)
2001 · 5 - 3.4 × 1 CR LIT-11626-15-16 5PB-28199-11
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