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OWNER’S MANUAL

PW50Y
LIT-11626-22-24 5PG-28199-18
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Q Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
INTRODUCTION
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha PW50(Y). This model is the result of Yamaha’s vast experience in the pro-
duction of fine sporting, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. It represents the high degree of craftsmanship and reli-
ability 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 emissions 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.
Yamaha continually seeks advancements in product design and quality. Therefore, while this manual contains the most cur-
rent product information available at the time of printing, there may be minor discrepancies between your motorcycle and this
manual. If there is any question concerning this manual, please consult a Yamaha dealer.
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WARNING
Please read this manual, the “TIPS AND PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE OFF HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLIST” and the
“PARENTS, YOUNGSTERS AND OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES” booklets carefully and completely before oper-
ating or allowing your child to operate this motorcycle. Do not attempt to operate this motorcycle until you have
attained 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 reliability of this motorcycle.
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WARNING
This motorcycle is designed and manufactured for off-road use only. It is illegal to operate this motorcycle on any
public street, road or highway. Such use is prohibited by law. This motorcycle complies with almost all state
off-highway noise level and spark arrester laws and regulations. Please check your local riding laws and regulations
before operating this motorcycle.
INTRODUCTION
AN IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE:
● Read this manual, the “PARENTS, YOUNGSTERS AND OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES” booklet, and the “TIPS
AND PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE OFF HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLIST” booklet carefully and completely before oper-
ating this motorcycle. Make sure you understand all instructions.
● Pay close attention to the warning and notice labels on the motorcycle.
● Never operate a motorcycle without proper training or instruction.
● Weight of the rider should not exceed 25 kg (55 lb).
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS:
This motorcycle is not a toy. Before you let your child ride this motorcycle, you should understand the instructions and warn-
ings in this Owner’s Manual. Then be sure your child understands and will follow them. Also read the “PARENTS, YOUNG-
STERS AND OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES” and the “TIPS AND PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE OFF HIGHWAY
MOTORCYCLIST” booklets supplied with this motorcycle when new or available from your Yamaha dealer. Children differ
in skills, physical abilities, and judgment. Some children may not be able to operate a motorcycle safely. Parents should su-
pervise their child’s use of the motorcycle at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the
child has the ability to operate the motorcycle safely.
Your motorcycle was delivered with an adjustable speed limiter and power reduction plate. Yamaha recommends that all
beginners start off with the speed limiter adjusting screw turned in and the power reduction plate installed in the exhaust man-
ifold to limit the power available while they learn. The limiter screw may be gradually turned out to increase maximum speed
as the beginner becomes more familiar with operating the motorcycle. Parents should decide when to adjust the motorcycle
for more power as their youngster’s riding skills improve. Once the rider can operate with skill at the top speed permitted by
adjusting the speed limiter alone, the power reduction plate can be removed. Since removal of this plate will result in a sig-
nificant increase in power, turn the speed limiter back in again; adjust it out in stages as you did before.
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 before
riding this motorcycle.
He or she should:
● Obtain thorough instructions from a competent source on all aspects of motorcycle operation.
● Observe the warnings and maintenance requirements in this Owner’s Manual.
INTRODUCTION
● Obtain qualified training in safe and proper riding techniques.
● Obtain professional technical service as indicated in this Owner’s Manual and/or when made necessary by mechanical
conditions.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION
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Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations:


This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury
hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
A WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
WARNING
death or serious injury.
A NOTICE indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to the
NOTICE
vehicle or other property.

TIP A TIP provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.


IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION

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PW50(Y)
OWNER’S MANUAL
©2008 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
1st edition, March 2008
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-11626-22-24
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Panel wheels ................................. 7-14
LABELS ..............................................1-1 RIDING POINTS .................................. 6-1 Adjusting the front and rear brake
Starting and warming up a cold lever free play ............................ 7-15
SAFETY INFORMATION ...................2-1 engine .......................................... 6-1 Checking the front and rear brake
Starting a warm engine ................... 6-1 shoes ......................................... 7-16
DESCRIPTION ...................................3-1 Starting off ....................................... 6-2 Checking and lubricating the
Left view ...........................................3-1 Acceleration and deceleration ......... 6-2 cables ........................................ 7-16
Right view .........................................3-2 Braking ............................................ 6-2 Checking and lubricating the throttle
Controls and instruments..................3-3 Engine break-in ............................... 6-3 grip and cable ............................ 7-17
Parking ............................................ 6-4 Adjusting the Autolube pump ........ 7-17
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL Lubricating the front and rear brake
FUNCTIONS ........................................4-1 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND levers ......................................... 7-17
Handlebar switch .............................4-1 ADJUSTMENT .................................... 7-1 Checking and lubricating the
Speed limiter and power reduction Owner’s tool kit ................................ 7-2 centerstand ................................ 7-18
plate .............................................4-1 Periodic maintenance chart for the Checking the front fork .................. 7-18
Front brake lever .............................4-2 emission control system .............. 7-3 Checking the steering ................... 7-19
Rear brake lever ..............................4-3 General maintenance and lubrication Checking the wheel bearings ........ 7-19
Fuel tank cap ...................................4-3 chart ............................................. 7-4 Front wheel ................................... 7-19
Fuel ..................................................4-3 Checking the spark plug .................. 7-6 Rear wheel .................................... 7-21
Fuel tank breather hose ...................4-5 Removing the power reduction Troubleshooting ............................ 7-24
2-stroke engine oil ...........................4-5 plate ............................................. 7-7 Troubleshooting chart ................... 7-25
Fuel cock .........................................4-5 Transmission oil .............................. 7-8
Starter (choke) lever “1” .................4-6 Middle and final gear cases ............ 7-9 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND
Kickstarter ........................................4-6 Cleaning the air filter element ......... 7-9 STORAGE........................................... 8-1
Seat .................................................4-7 Cleaning the spark arrester ........... 7-10 Matte color caution .......................... 8-1
Adjusting the carburetor ................ 7-11 Care ................................................ 8-1
FOR YOUR SAFETY – Adjusting the engine idling Storage ........................................... 8-3
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ...............5-1 speed ......................................... 7-11
Pre-operation check list ...................5-2 Checking the throttle cable free SPECIFICATIONS ............................. 9-1
play ............................................ 7-12
Tires .............................................. 7-12
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONSUMER INFORMATION............10-1
Identification numbers ...................10-1
Motorcycle noise regulation ...........10-2
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION,
U.S.A. OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE
LIMITED WARRANTY ...............10-3
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.) ......................................10-5
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS
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Read and understand all of the labels on your vehicle. They contain important information for safe and proper operation of
your vehicle. Never remove any labels from your vehicle. If a label becomes difficult to read or comes off, a replacement label
1 is available from your Yamaha dealer.

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LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS

1
WARNING
BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S
MANUAL AND ALL LABELS.
1
NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase your risk of losing
control if you carry a passenger.
NEVER OPERATE THIS VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS. You can
collide with another vehicle if you operate this vehicle on a public road.
2
ALWAYS WEAR AN APPROVED MOTORCYCLE HELMET,
eye protection, and protective clothing.
3PT-2118K-A0
3

2 4

Cold tire normal pressure should be set as 5


follows.
FRONT : 100 kPa,{1.00 kgf/cm2}, 15 psi
REAR : 100 kPa,{1.00 kgf/cm2}, 15 psi
3RV-21668-A0 6

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SAFETY INFORMATION
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time you use the vehicle to make sure it ● Use extra caution when you are
is in safe operating condition. Failure to approaching and passing
Be a Responsible Owner inspect or maintain the vehicle properly through intersections, since in-
As the vehicle’s owner, you are respon- increases the possibility of an accident tersections are the most likely
1 sible for the safe and proper operation or equipment damage. See page 5-1 places for motorcycle accidents
of your motorcycle. for a list of pre-operation checks. to occur.
Motorcycles are single-track vehicles. ● This motorcycle is designed for ● Ride where other motorists can
2
Their safe use and operation are de- off-road use only, therefore, it is il- see you. Avoid riding in another
pendent upon the use of proper riding legal to operate it on public streets, motorist’s blind spot.
techniques as well as the expertise of roads, or highways, even a dirt or ● Many accidents involve inexperi-
the operator. Every operator should gravel one. Off-road use on public enced operators.
know the following requirements before lands may be illegal. Please check ● Make sure that you are qualified
riding this motorcycle. local regulations before riding. and that you only lend your mo-
He or she should: ● This motorcycle is designed to car- torcycle to other qualified opera-
● Obtain thorough instructions from ry the operator only. No passen- tors.
a competent source on all aspects gers. ● Know your skills and limits.
of motorcycle operation. ● The failure of motorists to detect Staying within your limits may
● Observe the warnings and mainte- and recognize motorcycles in traf- help you to avoid an accident.
nance requirements in this Own- fic is the predominating cause of ● We recommend that you prac-
er’s Manual. automobile/motorcycle accidents. tice riding your motorcycle until
● Obtain qualified training in safe Many accidents have been caused you have become thoroughly fa-
and proper riding techniques. by an automobile driver who did miliar with the motorcycle and all
● Obtain professional technical ser- not see the motorcycle. Making of its controls.
vice as indicated in this Owner’s yourself conspicuous appears to ● Many accidents have been caused
Manual and/or when made neces- be very effective in reducing the by error of the motorcycle opera-
sary by mechanical conditions. chance of this type of accident. tor. A typical error made by the op-
Therefore: erator is veering wide on a turn
Safe Riding ● Wear a brightly colored jacket. due to excessive speed or under-
Perform the pre-operation checks each
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SAFETY INFORMATION
cornering (insufficient lean angle hazard. levels of carbon monoxide can linger
for the speed). Never travel faster ● The use of a jacket, heavy boots, for hours or days in enclosed or poorly
than warranted by conditions. trousers, gloves, etc., is effective in ventilated areas. If you experience any
● Ride cautiously in unfamiliar ar- preventing or reducing abrasions symptoms of carbon monoxide poison-
eas. You may encounter hidden or lacerations. ing, leave the area immediately, get 1
obstacles that could cause an ac- ● Never wear loose-fitting clothes, fresh air, and SEEK MEDICAL TREAT-
cident. otherwise they could catch on the MENT. 2
● The posture of the operator is im- control levers, footrests, or wheels ● Do not run engine indoors. Even if
portant for proper control. The op- and cause injury or an accident. you try to ventilate engine exhaust
erator should keep both hands on ● Always wear protective clothing with fans or open windows and
the handlebar and both feet on the that covers your legs, ankles, and doors, carbon monoxide can rap-
operator footrests during operation feet. The engine or exhaust sys- idly reach dangerous levels.
to maintain control of the motorcy- tem become very hot during or af- ● Do not run engine in poorly venti-
cle. ter operation and can cause burns. lated or partially enclosed areas
● Never ride under the influence of such as barns, garages, or car-
alcohol or other drugs. Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ports.
All engine exhaust contains carbon ● Do not run engine outdoors where
Protective apparel monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing car- engine exhaust can be drawn into
The majority of fatalities from motorcy- bon monoxide can cause headaches, a building through openings such
cle accidents are the result of head in- dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, confu- as windows and doors.
juries. The use of a safety helmet is the sion, and eventually death.
single most critical factor in the preven- Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odor- Loading
tion or reduction of head injuries. less, tasteless gas which may be Adding accessories to your motorcycle
● Always wear an approved helmet. present even if you do not see or smell can adversely affect stability and han-
● Wear a face shield or goggles. any engine exhaust. Deadly levels of dling if the weight distribution of the mo-
Wind in your unprotected eyes carbon monoxide can collect rapidly torcycle is changed. To avoid the
could contribute to an impairment and you can quickly be overcome and possibility of an accident, use extreme
of vision that could delay seeing a unable to save yourself. Also, deadly caution when adding accessories to

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SAFETY INFORMATION
your motorcycle. Use extra care when ● Never attach any large or heavy genuine Yamaha accessories, recog-
riding a motorcycle that has added ac- items to the handlebar, front nize that some aftermarket accessories
cessories. Here are some general fork, or front fender. or modifications are not suitable be-
guidelines to follow if adding accesso- cause of potential safety hazards to you
1 ries to your motorcycle: Genuine Yamaha Accessories or others. Installing aftermarket prod-
Choosing accessories for your vehicle ucts or having other modifications per-
2 Operation of an overloaded vehicle is an important decision. Genuine formed to your vehicle that change any
could cause an accident. Yamaha accessories, which are avail- of the vehicle’s design or operation
● The weight of the operator must able only from a Yamaha dealer, have characteristics can put you and others
not exceed 25 kg (55 lb). been designed, tested, and approved at greater risk of serious injury or death.
● Accessory weight should be kept by Yamaha for use on your vehicle. You are responsible for injuries related
as low and close to the motorcycle Many companies with no connection to to changes in the vehicle.
as possible. Securely pack your Yamaha manufacture parts and acces- Keep the following guidelines in mind,
heaviest items as close to the cen- sories or offer other modifications for as well as those provided under “Load-
ter of the vehicle as possible and Yamaha vehicles. Yamaha is not in a ing” when mounting accessories.
make sure to distribute the weight position to test the products that these ● Never install accessories that
as evenly as possible on both aftermarket companies produce. would impair the performance of
sides of the motorcycle to mini- Therefore, Yamaha can neither en- your motorcycle. Carefully inspect
mize imbalance or instability. dorse nor recommend the use of ac- the accessory before using it to
● Shifting weights can create a sud- cessories not sold by Yamaha or make sure that it does not in any
den imbalance. Make sure that ac- modifications not specifically recom- way reduce ground clearance or
cessories are securely attached to mended by Yamaha, even if sold and cornering clearance, limit suspen-
the motorcycle before riding. installed by a Yamaha dealer. sion travel, steering travel or con-
Check accessory mounts fre- trol operation.
quently. Aftermarket Parts, Accessories, ● Accessories fitted to the handle-
● Properly adjust the suspension and Modifications bar or the front fork area can
for your load, and check the con- While you may find aftermarket prod- create instability due to improper
dition and pressure of your tires. ucts similar in design and quality to weight distribution. If accesso-

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SAFETY INFORMATION
ries are added to the handlebar motorcycle were designed to match the
or front fork area, they must be performance capabilities and to provide
as lightweight as possible and the best combination of handling, brak-
should be kept to a minimum. ing, and comfort. Other tires, rims, siz-
● Bulky or large accessories may es, and combinations may not be 1
seriously affect the stability of appropriate. Refer to page 7-12 for tire
the motorcycle. Wind may at- specifications and more information on 2
tempt to lift the motorcycle, or replacing your tires.
the motorcycle may become un-
stable in cross winds.
● Certain accessories can dis-
place the operator from his or
her normal riding position. This
improper position limits the free-
dom of movement of the opera-
tor and may limit control ability,
therefore, such accessories are
not recommended.
● Use caution when adding electri-
cal accessories. If electrical acces-
sories 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.

Aftermarket Tires and Rims


The tires and rims that came with your

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DESCRIPTION
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Left view

1 2 3
1

7
5 4
8
1. Fuel cock (page 4-5)
2. Throttle stop screw (page 7-11)
9 3. Air filter element (page 7-9)
4. Kickstarter (page 4-6)
5. Centerstand (page 7-18)

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DESCRIPTION
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Right view

1 2 3 4

8
1. Spark arrester (page 7-10)
2. Seat (page 4-7)
3. Transmission oil filler cap (page 7-8) 9
4. 2-stroke engine oil tank (page 4-5)

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DESCRIPTION
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Controls and instruments

1 2 3 4 5
1

7
7 6
8
1. Rear brake lever (page 4-3)
2. Starter (choke) lever (page 4-6)
9 3. 2-stroke engine oil tank cap (page 4-5)
4. Right handlebar switch (page 4-1)
5. Front brake lever (page 4-2)
6. Throttle grip (page 7-12)
7. Fuel tank cap (page 4-3)

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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cannot be ridden in that switch po- EAU41041

Handlebar switch sition. Speed limiter and power


reduction plate
1 Your motorcycle was delivered with an
adjustable speed limiter and a power
reduction plate. The speed limiter
keeps the throttle from fully opening, 2
even when the throttle grip is turned to
the maximum. The power reduction
plate is installed in the exhaust mani- 3
fold to limit the amount of power avail-
able while they learn. 4
1. Engine stop switch “OFF/RUN/START”

Speed limiter
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Engine stop switch “OFF/RUN/ 1. Loosen the locknut.
2. To increase the maximum engine
START” 6
power available and the maximum
Set this switch to “START” before start-
speed of the motorcycle, turn the
ing the engine. Set this switch to “RUN”
adjusting screw in direction (a). To 7
after warming up the engine or before
decrease the maximum engine
starting off. Set this switch to “OFF” to
power available and the maximum
stop the engine. 8
speed of the motorcycle, turn the
TIP adjusting screw in direction (b).
● The engine cannot be started with 9
this switch set to the “RUN” posi-
tion.
● The engine speed is limited while
this switch is set to the “START”
position, therefore the motorcycle
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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
screw is turned out to 7 mm (0.28 in), EAU12900

1 the throttle grip can only be opened ap- Front brake lever
2
proximately halfway. If more power is
required, please consult a Yamaha 1
1 dealer.
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2 WARNING
Improper adjustment of the speed
(a)
3 limiter could cause improper throttle
1. Locknut
operation. You could lose control,
2. Adjusting screw have an accident or be injured. Do
4 not turn the adjusting screw out 1. Front brake lever
3. Tighten the locknut. more than 7 mm (0.28 in) before con-
5 sulting a Yamaha dealer. Always The front brake lever is located on the
make sure the throttle cable free right handlebar grip. To apply the front
play is adjusted to 1.5–3.5 mm brake, pull this lever toward the handle-
6 bar grip.
(0.06–0.14 in). (See page 7-12.)

7
Power reduction plate
Once the rider can operate with skill at
8 1
the top speed permitted by adjusting
the speed limiter alone, the power re-
9 1. No more than 7 mm (0.28 in) duction plate can be removed. (See
page 7-7.)
TIP
The adjusting range of the speed limiter
screw is from the fully turned-in position
to 7 mm (0.28 in) turned out. When the
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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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Rear brake lever Fuel tank cap Fuel


Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in
1 the tank.
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WARNING
Gasoline and gasoline vapors are
2
extremely flammable. To avoid fires
and explosions and to reduce the
risk of injury when refueling, follow 3
these instructions.
1. Before refueling, turn off the en- 4
1. Rear brake lever 1. Fuel tank cap
gine and be sure that no one is sit-
The rear brake lever is located on the To remove the fuel tank cap, turn it ting on the vehicle. Never refuel 5
left handlebar grip. To apply the rear counterclockwise, and then pull it off. while smoking, or while in the vi-
brake, pull this lever toward the handle- To install the fuel tank cap, insert it into cinity of sparks, open flames, or
bar grip. the tank opening, and then turn it clock- 6
other sources of ignition such as
wise. the pilot lights of water heaters and
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clothes dryers. 7
WARNING 2. Do not overfill the fuel tank. When
Make sure that the fuel tank cap is refueling, be sure to insert the 8
properly closed after filling fuel. pump nozzle into the fuel tank filler
Leaking fuel is a fire hazard. hole. Stop filling when the fuel
reaches the bottom of the filler 9
tube. Because fuel expands when
it heats up, heat from the engine or
the sun can cause fuel to spill out
of the fuel tank.

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
your eyes, see your doctor immedi- tent does not exceed 10% (E10). Gas-
ately. If gasoline spills on your skin, ohol containing methanol is not
1
wash with soap and water. If gaso- recommended by Yamaha because it
2
line spills on your clothing, change can cause damage to the fuel system
1 your clothes. or vehicle performance problems.

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3 Recommended fuel:
1. Fuel tank filler tube UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY
2. Fuel level Fuel tank capacity:
4 2.0 L (0.53 US gal, 0.44 Imp.gal)
3. Wipe up any spilled fuel immedi-
5 ately. NOTICE: Immediately wipe Your Yamaha engine has been de-
off spilled fuel with a clean, dry, signed to use regular unleaded gaso-
soft cloth, since fuel may deteri- line with a pump octane number
6 [(R+M)/2] of 86 or higher, or a research
orate painted surfaces or plastic
parts.[ECA10071] octane number of 91 or higher. If
7 4. Be sure to securely close the fuel knocking (or pinging) occurs, use a
tank cap. gasoline of a different brand or premi-
8
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um unleaded fuel. Use of unleaded fuel
WARNING will extend spark plug life and reduce
Gasoline is poisonous and can maintenance costs.
9 cause injury or death. Handle gaso- Gasohol
line with care. Never siphon gaso- There are two types of gasohol: gaso-
line by mouth. If you should swallow hol containing ethanol and that contain-
some gasoline or inhale a lot of gas- ing methanol. Gasohol containing
oline vapor, or get some gasoline in ethanol can be used if the ethanol con-

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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Fuel tank breather hose 2-stroke engine oil Fuel cock


Make sure that there is sufficient The fuel cock supplies fuel from the
2-stroke engine oil in the oil tank. Add tank to the carburetor while filtering it al-
1 the recommended 2-stroke engine oil so.
as necessary. The fuel cock has two positions:
2
1 S (stop)

3
1
4
1. Fuel tank breather hose

Before operating the motorcycle: 5


● Check the fuel tank breather hose 2
connection.
1. 2-stroke engine oil tank cap 6
● Check the fuel tank breather hose
2. Minimum level mark
for cracks or damage, and replace
1. Arrow mark pointing to “S” (stop)
it if damaged. Recommended oil: 7
● Make sure that the fuel tank See page 9-1. With the lever in this position, fuel will
breather hose is not blocked, and Oil quantity: not flow. Always return the lever to this
0.30 L (0.32 US qt, 0.26 Imp.qt) 8
clean it if necessary. position when the engine is not running.

TIP 9
Make sure that the 2-stroke engine oil
tank cap is properly installed.

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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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Starter (choke) lever “ ” Kickstarter

1
1 (a)
(b)
2

3 1 1

4 1. Arrow mark pointing to “O” (on)


1. Starter (choke) lever “ ” 1. Kickstarter
With the lever in this position, fuel flows
5 to the carburetor. Normal riding is done Starting a cold engine requires a richer To start the engine, fold out the kick-
with the lever in this position. air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by starter lever, move it down lightly with
the starter (choke). your foot until the gears engage, and
6 then push it down smoothly but force-
Move the lever in direction (a) to turn on
the starter (choke). fully.
7 Move the lever in direction (b) to turn off
the starter (choke).
8

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Seat
1
2
To remove the seat
1. Remove the mudguard by remov-
ing the bolts and washers.
2

3
1 1. Seat holder
2 2. Projection
4
2. Place the seat in the original posi-
tion. 5
3. Install the mudguard by installing
1. Bolt
the washers and bolts.
6
2. Mudguard TIP
Make sure that the seat is properly se-
2. Pull the seat off. 7
cured before riding.
To install the seat
8
1. Insert the projection on the front of
the seat into the seat holder as
shown. 9

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FOR YOUR SAFETY – PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
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Inspect your vehicle each time you use it to make sure the vehicle is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection
and maintenance procedures and schedules described in the Owner’s Manual.
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1
WARNING
Failure to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage.
2
Do not operate the vehicle if you find any problem. If a problem cannot be corrected by the procedures provided in
this manual, have the vehicle inspected by a Yamaha dealer.
3
Before using this vehicle, check the following points:

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FOR YOUR SAFETY – PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
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Pre-operation check list


ITEM CHECKS PAGE
● Check fuel level in fuel tank.
Fuel ● Refuel if necessary. 4-3
● Check fuel line for leakage.
● Check oil level in oil tank.
2-stroke engine oil ● If necessary, add recommended oil to specified level. 4-5 2
● Check vehicle for oil leakage.
● Check oil level in transmission case.
Transmission oil 7-8 3
● If necessary, add recommended oil to specified level.
Middle and final gear cases ● Check vehicle for grease leakage. 7-9
● Check operation. 4
● Lubricate cable if necessary.
Front brake 7-15, 7-16
● Check lever free play.
● Adjust if necessary. 5
● Check operation.
● Lubricate cable if necessary.
Rear brake 7-15, 7-16 6
● Check lever free play.
● Adjust if necessary.
● Make sure that operation is smooth.
7
● Check cable free play.
Throttle grip 7-12, 7-17
● If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable
and grip housing. 8
● Make sure that operation is smooth.
Control cables 7-16
● Lubricate if necessary.
● Check for damage. 9
● Check tire condition and tread depth.
Wheels and tires 7-12, 7-14
● Check air pressure.
● Correct if necessary.
● Make sure that operation is smooth.
Brake levers 7-17
● Lubricate lever pivoting points if necessary.

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FOR YOUR SAFETY – PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
ITEM CHECKS PAGE
● Make sure that operation is smooth.
Centerstand 7-18
● Lubricate pivot if necessary.
● Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened.
Chassis fasteners —
1 ● Tighten if necessary.
Engine stop switch ● Check operation. 4-1

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
EAU40771 EAU40886 EAU16660

Starting and warming up a Starting a warm engine


EWA14531
cold engine Follow the same procedure as for start-
WARNING 1. Turn the fuel cock lever to “O” (on). ing a cold engine with the exception
● This model is designed for 2. Set the engine stop switch to that the starter (choke) is not required
off-road use only. Become thor- “START”. when the engine is warm. Instead, start
oughly familiar with all operat- 3. Turn the starter (choke) on and the engine with the throttle slightly
2
ing controls and their functions completely close the throttle. (See open.
before riding. Consult a Yamaha page 4-6.) TIP
dealer regarding any control or 4. While applying the front or rear 3
If the engine does not start after sever-
function that you do not thor- brake, start the engine by pushing al kicks, try again with the throttle 1/4
oughly understand. the kickstarter lever down. to 1/2 open. 4
● Never start the engine or oper- 5. After starting the engine, move the
ate it in a closed area for any starter (choke) back halfway.
length of time. Exhaust fumes 5
NOTICE: For maximum engine
are poisonous, and inhaling life, always warm the engine up
them can cause loss of con- before starting off. Never accel- 6
sciousness and death within a erate hard when the engine is
short time. Always make sure cold![ECA11131] 7
that there is adequate ventila- 6. When the engine is warm, turn the
tion. starter (choke) off and set the en-
8
gine stop switch to “RUN”.
TIP
9
The engine is warm when it responds
normally to the throttle with the starter
(choke) turned off.

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EAU41001 EAU16780 EAU41012

Starting off Acceleration and deceleration Braking


EWA14571
TIP
WARNING
Before starting off, allow the engine to (b)
1 ● Avoid braking hard or suddenly
warm up.
(especially when leaning over to
1. While applying the rear brake le- one side), otherwise the motor-
2 ver, push the motorcycle off the cycle may skid or overturn.
centerstand. ● Keep in mind that braking on
3 2. Completely close the throttle. wet surfaces is much more diffi-
3. Set the engine stop switch to (a) cult.
4 “RUN”. ● Ride slowly down a hill, as brak-
4. Check for oncoming off-road vehi- The speed can be adjusted by opening ing downhill can be very diffi-
cles, and then slowly turn the throt- and closing the throttle. To increase the cult.
5 tle grip in order to take off. speed, turn the throttle grip in direction
(a). To reduce the speed, turn the throt- 1. Close the throttle completely.
tle grip in direction (b). 2. Apply both front and rear brakes
6
simultaneously while gradually in-
creasing the pressure.
7

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
Front EAU42030
justments thoroughly, especially
Engine break-in cables. In addition, check all fittings and
There is never a more important period fasteners for looseness, and tighten if
in the life of your engine than the first 5 necessary.
hours of riding. It is also important to ac- ECA10270

custom the rider to the motorcycle dur- NOTICE


ing this time. Please read the following If any engine trouble should occur 2
information carefully. during the engine break-in period,
Since the engine is brand new, do not immediately have a Yamaha dealer
put an excessive load on it for the first 5 check the vehicle. 3
hours of operation. The various parts in
Rear the engine wear and polish themselves 4
to the correct operating clearances.
During this period, prolonged full-throt-
tle operation or any condition that might 5
result in engine overheating must be
avoided. However, momentary 6
full-throttle operation under load (i.e.,
two to three seconds maximum) does 7
not harm the engine. Each full-throttle
acceleration should be followed with a
substantial rest period for the engine. 8
To allow the engine to cool down from
the temporary buildup of heat, cruise at 9
a lower engine speed.
After the first 5 hours of operation, thor-
oughly check the motorcycle for loose
parts, oil leakage and any other prob-
lems. Be sure to inspect and make ad-
6-3
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
EAU40722

Parking
When parking, stop the engine, and
then turn the fuel cock lever to “S”
1 (stop).
EWA10311

WARNING
2
● Since the engine and exhaust
system can become very hot,
3 park in a place where pedestri-
ans or children are not likely to
4 touch them and be burned.
● Do not park on a slope or on soft
ground, otherwise the vehicle
5 may overturn, increasing the
risk of a fuel leak and fire.
6 ● Do not park near grass or other
flammable materials which
7 might catch fire.

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU41951
parts that can cause shocks or EAU17302

fires.
Periodic inspection, adjustment, and lu- ● Running the engine while ser- Emission controls not only function to
brication will keep your vehicle in the vicing can lead to eye injury, ensure cleaner air, but are also vital to
safest and most efficient condition pos- burns, fire, or carbon monoxide proper engine operation and maximum
sible. Safety is an obligation of the vehi- poisoning – possibly leading to performance. In the following periodic
cle owner/operator. The most important death. See page 2-1 for more in- maintenance charts, the services relat-
2
points of vehicle inspection, adjust- formation about carbon monox- ed to emissions control are grouped
ment, and lubrication are explained on ide. separately. These services require
the following pages. specialized data, knowledge, and 3
EWA10321
equipment. Maintenance, replacement,
WARNING or repair of the emission control devic- 4
Failure to properly maintain the ve- es and systems may be performed by
hicle or performing maintenance ac- any repair establishment or individual
tivities incorrectly may increase that is certified (if applicable). Yamaha 5
your risk of injury or death during dealers are trained and equipped to
service or while using the vehicle. If perform these particular services. 6
you are not familiar with vehicle ser-
vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform 7
service.
EWA15121
8
WARNING
Turn off the engine when performing
maintenance unless otherwise 9
specified.
● A running engine has moving
parts that can catch on body
parts or clothing and electrical

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU17311

Owner’s tool kit


The service information included in this
manual and the tools provided in the
1 owner’s tool kit are intended to assist
you in the performance of preventive
maintenance and minor repairs. How-
2
ever, additional tools such as a torque
wrench may be necessary to perform
3 certain maintenance work correctly.
TIP
4 If you do not have the tools or experi-
ence required for a particular job, have
5 a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU41741

Periodic maintenance chart for the emission control system


TIP
● From 18 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 6 months.
● Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical
skills.
2
THEREAFTER
INITIAL
EVERY
NO. ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 3
1 3 6 6 12
month months months months months
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. 4
1 * Fuel line
Replace if necessary.
Check condition.
5
2 Spark plug Adjust gap and clean.
Replace if necessary.
Clean with solvent. 6
3 Air filter element
Replace if necessary.
Check engine idling speed and starter operation.
4 * Carburetor Adjust if necessary. 7
Clean.
Check for leakage.
Cylinder head and 8
5 * Tighten if necessary.
exhaust system
Decarbonize if necessary.
6 * Spark arrester Clean.
9

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU41753

General maintenance and lubrication chart


THEREAFTER
INITIAL
EVERY
1 NO. ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB
1 3 6 6 12
month months months months months
2 Check operation.
1 * Front brake Adjust brake lever free play.
Replace brake shoes. Whenever worn to the limit
3 Check operation.
2 * Rear brake Adjust brake lever free play.
4 Replace brake shoes. Whenever worn to the limit
Check runout and for damage.
3 * Wheels
Replace if necessary.
5 Check tread depth and for damage.
Replace if necessary.
4 * Tires
Check air pressure.
6 Correct if necessary.
Check bearings for smooth operation.
5 * Wheel bearings
Replace if necessary.
7 Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
6 * Steering bearings Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based
8 grease every 2 years.
Check for grease leakage.
Middle and final gear
7 * Check gears for damage and wear.
cases Every 2 years
9 Lubricate gears with lithium-soap-based grease.
Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
8 * Chassis fasteners
Correct if necessary.
Check operation.
9 * Autolube pump Correct if necessary.
Bleed.

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
THEREAFTER
INITIAL
EVERY
NO. ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB
1 3 6 6 12
month months months months months
Check for oil leakage.
10 * Transmission oil Correct if necessary.
Change. 2
Front and rear brake
11 * Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
lever pivot
Check operation. 3
12 * Centerstand pivot
Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
Shock absorber Check operation and for oil leakage. 4
13 *
assemblies Replace if necessary.
Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil
14 * Control cable
10W-30 lightly. 5
Check operation and free play.
Throttle grip housing
15 * Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil
and cable
10W-30 lightly. 6

TIP 7
The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU19603
other deposits, and replace it if
Checking the spark plug necessary.
The spark plug is an important engine
component, which is easy to check. Specified spark plug:
Since heat and deposits will cause any NGK/BP4HS
1 1 DENSO/W14FPL
spark plug to slowly erode, the spark
plug should be removed and checked
2
in accordance with the periodic mainte- To install the spark plug
nance and lubrication chart. In addition, 1. Measure the spark plug gap with a
3 the condition of the spark plug can re- wire thickness gauge and, if nec-
veal the condition of the engine. 1. Spark plug wrench
essary, adjust the gap to specifica-
4 tion.
To remove the spark plug
To check the spark plug
1. Remove the spark plug cap.
5 1. Check that the porcelain insulator
around the center electrode of the
spark plug is a medium-to-light tan
6
(the ideal color when the vehicle is
ridden normally).
7 1
TIP
If the spark plug shows a distinctly dif-
8 ferent color, the engine could be oper-
1 ating improperly. Do not attempt to 1. Spark plug gap
9 diagnose such problems yourself. In-
1. Spark plug cap stead, have a Yamaha dealer check Spark plug gap:
the vehicle. 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
2. Remove the spark plug as shown,
with the spark plug wrench includ- 2. Check the spark plug for electrode 2. Clean the surface of the spark plug
ed in the owner’s tool kit. erosion and excessive carbon or gasket and its mating surface, and

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
then wipe off any grime from the EAU41102

spark plug threads. Removing the power


3. Install the spark plug with the reduction plate
spark plug wrench, and then tight- To obtain full engine performance ca- 1
en it to the specified torque. pability, removing the power reduction
plate is required.
Tightening torque: 1. Remove the exhaust manifold by 2
Spark plug: 2
20 Nm (2.0 m·kgf, 14.5 ft·lbf) removing the bolts. WARNING!
3
Always let the exhaust system
cool prior to touching exhaust 3
TIP 1. Exhaust manifold
components.[EWA14581]
If a torque wrench is not available when 2. Gasket
4
installing a spark plug, a good estimate 3. Power reduction plate
of the correct torque is 1/4–1/2 turn
past finger tight. However, the spark TIP 5
plug should be tightened to the speci- Store the power reduction plate with the
fied torque as soon as possible. Owner’s Manual so that it is readily
6
available whenever you want to reduce
4. Install the spark plug cap. the engine power.
1 7
4. Install the exhaust manifold by in-
stalling the bolts.
1. Exhaust manifold bolt 8
Tightening torque:
2. Remove the gasket. Exhaust manifold bolt:
3. Remove the power reduction 8.5 Nm (0.9 m·kgf, 6.1 ft·lbf) 9
plate.

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU40892
ECA10452
Transmission oil NOTICE
The transmission oil must be checked ● In order to prevent clutch slip-
for oil leakage before each ride. If any page (since the transmission oil
1 leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- also lubricates the clutch), do
er check and repair the motorcycle. In not mix any chemical additives.
addition, the transmission oil must be Do not use oils with a diesel
2 1
changed at the intervals specified in the specification of “CD” or oils of a
periodic maintenance and lubrication higher quality than specified. In
3 chart. addition, do not use oils labeled
1. Place the motorcycle on the cen- 1. Transmission oil drain bolt
“ENERGY CONSERVING II” or
4 terstand. higher.
4. Install the transmission oil drain
2. Place an oil pan under the trans- ● Make sure that no foreign mate-
bolt, and then tighten it to the spec-
mission to collect the used oil. rial enters the transmission.
5 ified torque.
3. Remove the oil filler cap and drain
bolt to drain the oil from the trans- Tightening torque:
6. Start the engine, and then let it idle
6 mission. Transmission oil drain bolt: for several minutes while checking
14 Nm (1.4 m·kgf, 10.1 ft·lbf) the transmission for oil leakage. If
oil is leaking, immediately turn the
7 5. Refill with the specified amount of
1 engine off and check for the cause.
the recommended transmission
8 oil, and then install and tighten the
oil filler cap.
9 Recommended transmission oil:
See page 9-1.
Oil change quantity:
0.30 L (0.32 US qt, 0.26 Imp.qt)
1. Transmission oil filler cap

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU41711 EAU40902

Middle and final gear cases Cleaning the air filter element
The middle and final gear cases must The air filter element should be cleaned
be checked for grease leakage before at the intervals specified in the periodic
each ride. If any leakage is found, have maintenance and lubrication chart. 1
a Yamaha dealer check and repair the Clean the air filter element more fre-
motorcycle. In addition, have a quently if you are riding in unusually
2
Yamaha dealer check and lubricate the wet or dusty areas.
middle and final gears at the intervals 1. Remove the seat. (See page 4-7.)
specified in the periodic maintenance 2. Remove the air filter case cover by 3
and lubrication chart. removing the screw. 1. Sponge material
4

1 5
2
6

1. Air filter case cover 8


4. Apply oil of the recommended type
2. Screw
to the entire surface of the sponge
3. Pull the sponge material out, clean material, and then squeeze the ex- 9
it with solvent, and then squeeze cess oil out.
the remaining solvent out. TIP
The sponge material should be wet but

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
not dripping. EAU41220

Cleaning the spark arrester


Recommended oil:
The spark arrester should be cleaned
Yamaha foam air filter oil or other at the intervals specified in the periodic
1 quality foam air filter oil maintenance and lubrication chart.
EWA10980

WARNING
1
5. Insert the sponge material into the 2
2 air filter case. NOTICE: Make sure ● Always let the exhaust system
that the sponge material is prop- cool prior to touching exhaust 3
3 erly seated in the air filter case. components.
The engine should never be op- ● Do not start the engine when 1. Tailpipe
4 erated without the sponge mate- cleaning the exhaust system. 2. Screw
rial installed, otherwise the 3. Muffler
piston(s) and/or cylinder(s) may TIP
5 Make sure to select a well-ventilated 2. Tap the tailpipe lightly, and then
become excessively worn.[ECA15621]
area free of combustible materials to use a wire brush to remove any
6. Install the air filter case cover by in-
clean the spark arrester. carbon deposits from the spark ar-
6 stalling the screw.
rester portion of the tailpipe and in-
7. Install the seat. 1. Remove the tailpipe by removing side of the tailpipe housing.
7 the screw, and then pulling it out of
the muffler.
8

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU39930 EAU21362

Adjusting the carburetor Adjusting the engine idling


The carburetor is an important part of speed
the engine and requires very sophisti- The engine idling speed must be
cated adjustment. Therefore, most car- checked and, if necessary, adjusted as
buretor adjustments should be left to a follows at the intervals specified in the
Yamaha dealer, who has the neces- periodic maintenance and lubrication 2
sary professional knowledge and expe- chart.
rience. The adjustment described in the
1 TIP 3
following section, however, may be ser-
A diagnostic tachometer is needed to
1. Spark arrester viced by the owner as part of routine
make this adjustment.
maintenance. 4
3. Insert the tailpipe into the muffler, ECA10550
1. Attach the tachometer to the spark
and then install and tighten the NOTICE plug lead.
screw. 5
The carburetor has been set and ex- 2. Start the engine and warm it up for
TIP tensively tested at the Yamaha fac- several minutes at 1000–2000 r/
Make sure to align the screw hole when tory. Changing these settings min while occasionally revving it to 6
inserting the tailpipe. without sufficient technical knowl- 4000–5000 r/min.
edge may result in poor perfor- TIP 7
mance of or damage to the engine.
The engine is warm when it quickly re-
sponds to the throttle. 8
3. Check the engine idling speed
and, if necessary, adjust it to spec- 9
ification by turning the throttle stop
screw. To increase the engine
idling speed, turn the screw in di-
rection (a). To decrease the en-
gine idling speed, turn the screw in
7-11
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
direction (b). EAU21382 EAU40911

Checking the throttle cable Tires


free play To maximize the performance, durabil-
ity, and safe operation of your motorcy-
1 cle, note the following points regarding
the specified tires.
2 (b) (a)
Tire air pressure
The tire air pressure should be checked
3 1 and, if necessary, adjusted before each
1
ride.
EWA14381
4 1. Throttle stop screw
WARNING
Engine idling speed: 1. Throttle cable free play Operation of this vehicle with im-
5 1650–1750 r/min
proper tire pressure may cause se-
The throttle cable free play should mea-
vere injury or death from loss of
TIP sure 1.5–3.5 mm (0.06–0.14 in) at the
6 control.
If the specified idling speed cannot be throttle grip. Periodically check the
● The tire air pressure must be
obtained as described above, have a throttle cable free play and, if neces-
7 checked and adjusted on cold
Yamaha dealer make the adjustment. sary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it.
tires (i.e., when the temperature
of the tires equals the ambient
8 temperature).
● The tire air pressure must be ad-
9 justed in accordance with the
weight of the rider, the riding
speed, and the riding condi-
tions.

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Standard tire air pressure: Minimum tire tread depth (front and Front tire:
Front: rear): Size:
100 kPa (1.00 kgf/cm2, 15 psi) 4.0 mm (0.16 in) 2.50-10 4PR
Rear: Manufacturer/model:
100 kPa (1.00 kgf/cm2, 15 psi) BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY
Tire information IRC/KNOBBY
Rear tire:
This motorcycle is equipped with panel
Tire inspection Size: 2
wheels and tube tires. 2.50-10 4PR
EWA10461
Manufacturer/model:
WARNING BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY 3
2
The front and rear tires should be of IRC/KNOBBY
the same make and design, other- EWA14390 4
wise the handling characteristics of WARNING
1 the vehicle may be different, which
● Have a Yamaha dealer replace 5
could lead to an accident.
excessively worn tires. Operat-
After extensive tests, only the tires list- ing the motorcycle with exces-
6
ed below have been approved for this sively worn tires decreases
1. Tire sidewall model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. riding stability and can lead to
2. Tire tread depth loss of control. 7
● The replacement of all
The tires must be checked before each
wheel-and brake-related parts, 8
ride. If the center tread depth reaches
including the tires, should be
the specified limit, if the tire has a nail or
left to a Yamaha dealer, who has
glass fragments in it, or if the sidewall is 9
the necessary professional
cracked, have a Yamaha dealer re-
knowledge and experience.
place the tire immediately.
● It is not recommended to patch
a punctured tube. If unavoid-
able, however, patch the tube

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
very carefully and replace it as EAU40780
a tire since the tire must seat itself
soon as possible with a Panel wheels on the rim properly. Failure to al-
EWA10610
high-quality product. low proper seating may cause tire
WARNING failure, which may result in dam-
1 The wheels on this model are not de- age to the motorcycle and injury to
signed for use with tubeless tires. the rider.
Do not attempt to use tubeless tires
2
on this model.
To maximize the performance, durabil-
3
ity, and safe operation of your motorcy-
cle, note the following points regarding
4 the specified wheels.
● The wheel rims should be checked
5 for cracks, bends, warpage or
damage before each ride. If any
damage is found, have a Yamaha
6
dealer replace the wheel. Do not
attempt even the smallest repair to
7 the wheel. A deformed or cracked
wheel must be replaced.
8 ● The wheel should be balanced
whenever either the tire or wheel
has been changed or replaced. An
9 unbalanced wheel can result in
poor performance, adverse han-
dling characteristics, and a short-
ened tire life.
● Ride conservatively after changing

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU22151
The front and rear brake lever free play Rear
Adjusting the front and rear should be measured at the positions as
brake lever free play shown. 1
Front Front brake lever free play:
10.0–20.0 mm (0.39–0.79 in)
Rear brake lever free play: (b)
10.0–20.0 mm (0.39–0.79 in) 2
1 (a)
Periodically check the front and rear
brake lever free play and, if necessary, 3
adjust them as follows.
1. Brake lever free play adjusting nut
To increase the brake lever free play, 4
turn the adjusting nut at the brake shoe EWA10650

plate in direction (a). To decrease the WARNING


5
brake lever free play, turn the adjusting If proper adjustment cannot be ob-
1. Front brake lever free play
nut in direction (b). tained as described, have a Yamaha
Rear dealer make this adjustment. 6
Front
7
1
8

9
(a)
(b) 1
1. Rear brake lever free play
1. Brake lever free play adjusting nut

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU41052
Rear EAU41842

Checking the front and rear Checking and lubricating the


brake shoes cables
The front and rear brake shoes must be The operation of all control cables and
1 checked for wear at the intervals spec- the condition of the cables should be
ified in the periodic maintenance and checked before each ride, and the ca-
2 lubrication chart. bles and cable ends should be lubricat-
TIP ed if necessary. If a cable is damaged
The wheels must be removed to check or does not move smoothly, have a
3 Yamaha dealer check or replace it.
brake shoe lining thickness.
● To remove the front wheel: See
WARNING! Damage to the outer
If the lining thickness of a brake shoe is
4 page 7-19. housing of cables may result in in-
less than 1.5 mm (0.06 in), have a
● To remove the rear wheel: See
ternal rusting and cause interfer-
Yamaha dealer replace the brake
page 7-21. ence with cable movement. Replace
5 shoes as a set.
damaged cables as soon as possi-
TIP ble to prevent unsafe condi-
6 Front Be sure to measure the brake lining at tions.[EWA10711]
the thinnest portion.
Recommended lubricant:
7 Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or
4-stroke engine oil
8

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU23111 EAU23120 EAU43631

Checking and lubricating the Adjusting the Autolube pump Lubricating the front and rear
throttle grip and cable The Autolube pump is a vital and so- brake levers
The operation of the throttle grip should phisticated component of the engine,
be checked before each ride. In addi- which must be adjusted by a Yamaha
tion, the cable should be lubricated at dealer at the intervals specified in the
the intervals specified in the periodic periodic maintenance and lubrication
2
maintenance chart. chart.

The pivoting points of the front and rear


brake levers must be lubricated at the 5
intervals specified in the periodic main-
tenance and lubrication chart. 6
Recommended lubricant:
Lithium-soap-based grease 7

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU23192 EAU42081

Checking and lubricating the Checking the front fork


centerstand The condition and operation of the front
fork must be checked as follows at the
1 intervals specified in the periodic main-
tenance and lubrication chart.
2
To check the condition
Check the inner tubes for scratches
3 and damage.
ECA10590

To check the operation NOTICE


4
1. Place the vehicle on a level sur- If any damage is found or the front
The operation of the centerstand face and hold it in an upright posi- fork does not operate smoothly,
5 should be checked before each ride, tion. WARNING! To avoid injury, have a Yamaha dealer check or re-
and the pivots and metal-to-metal con- securely support the vehicle so pair it.
6 tact surfaces should be lubricated if there is no danger of it falling
necessary. over.[EWA10751]
EWA11301
7 2. While applying the front brake,
WARNING push down hard on the handlebars
If the centerstand does not move up several times to check if the front
8 and down smoothly, have a Yamaha fork compresses and rebounds
dealer check or repair it. Otherwise, smoothly.
9 the centerstand could contact the
ground and distract the operator, re-
sulting in a possible loss of control.

Recommended lubricant:
Lithium-soap-based grease

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU45511 EAU23290 EAU24360

Checking the steering Checking the wheel bearings Front wheel


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 EAU41022

of the steering must be checked as fol- the periodic maintenance and lubrica- To remove the front wheel
EWA10821
lows at the intervals specified in the pe- tion chart. If there is play in the wheel
WARNING
riodic maintenance and lubrication hub or if the wheel does not turn
To avoid injury, securely support the 2
chart. smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check
1. Place the vehicle on the center- the wheel bearings. vehicle so there is no danger of it
stand. WARNING! To avoid inju- falling over. 3
ry, securely support the vehicle 1. Place the motorcycle on the cen-
so there is no danger of it falling terstand. 4
over.[EWA10751] 2. Disconnect the brake cable at the
2. Hold the lower ends of the front wheel by removing the brake lever
fork legs and try to move them for- 5
free play adjusting nut, then re-
ward and backward. If any free moving the cable from the brake
play can be felt, have a Yamaha camshaft lever and brake shoe 6
dealer check or repair the steering. plate.
7

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EAU41031

3 To install the front wheel 1


4
1. Install the brake shoe plate into the
wheel hub as shown.
1 5
2
2
1
3
1. Brake lever free play adjusting nut 1. Retainer
2. Brake camshaft lever
4 3. Insert the wheel axle from the right
3. Washer
4. Axle nut side.
5 5. Brake cable 2. Lift the wheel up between the fork 4. Install the washer and axle nut,
legs. and then tighten the axle nut to the
3. Remove the axle nut and washer. specified torque.
6 4. Pull the wheel axle out, and then TIP
remove the wheel. Make sure that the slot in the brake Tightening torque:
7 shoe plate fits over the retainer on the Axle nut:
fork leg. 40 Nm (4.0 m·kgf, 28.9 ft·lbf)

8 5. Connect the brake cable at the


wheel hub, and then install the
9 brake cable free play adjusting nut.
6. Adjust the brake lever free play.
(See page 7-15.)
1 7. Take the motorcycle off the center-
stand so that the front wheel is on
1. Wheel axle the ground.

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8. Push down hard on the handlebar EAU25080

several times to check for proper Rear wheel


fork operation.
EAU41082 4
To remove the rear wheel
EWA10821

WARNING
To avoid injury, securely support the 2
vehicle so there is no danger of it
falling over. 1 2 3 3
1. Place the motorcycle on the cen- 1. Muffler
terstand. 2. Washer
4
2. Remove the seat. (See page 4-7.) 3. Muffler bolt
4. Spring clamp
3. Remove the muffler bolt and
5
washers. WARNING! Always let 4. Slide the spring clamp down, and
the exhaust system cool prior to then remove the muffler.
touching exhaust compo- 6
nents.[EWA14581]
7
1
8
2
9
3
1. Exhaust chamber
2. Exhaust chamber bolt
3. Washer

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5. Remove the exhaust chamber bolt
and washers.
6. Remove the exhaust manifold
bolts, and then remove the ex-
1 haust chamber.

2
1
1 2
3 3
1. Rear shock absorber mounting bolt 1. Rear arm
2. Washer
4 8. Remove the axle nut while apply- 3. Rear arm nut
1 ing the rear brake.
5 10. Pull the wheel to the right to sepa-
rate it from the final gear case, and
1. Exhaust manifold bolt
then remove the wheel.
6
7. Remove the right-side rear shock
EAU41521
absorber mounting bolt and then
7 To install the rear wheel
tilt the rear shock absorber upward
1. Apply a light coating of lithi-
as shown.
um-soap-based grease to the
8 splines of the final gear case and
1
wheel hub.
9 1. Axle nut 2. Install the wheel by inserting it into
the wheel hub.
9. Remove the rear arm by removing 3. Install the rear arm by installing the
the nuts and washers. washers and nuts.
4. Install the axle nut.
5. Install the right-side rear shock ab-
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
sorber by installing the mounting 11. Install the muffler by sliding the 13. Adjust the brake lever free play.
bolt. spring clamp up to its original posi- (See page 7-15.)
6. While applying the rear brake, tion, and then installing the wash- 14. Install the seat.
tighten the axle nut to the specified ers and muffler bolt.
torque. TIP
7. Tighten the rear arm nuts and rear Make sure that the spring clamp is po-
shock absorber mounting bolt to sitioned with the projection side facing 2
the specified torques. inward.
Tightening torques: 3
Axle nut: 1
60 Nm (6.0 m·kgf, 43.4 ft·lbf)
Rear arm nut: 4
28.5 Nm (2.9 m·kgf, 20.6 ft·lbf) 2
Rear shock absorber mounting bolt:
22.5 Nm (2.3 m·kgf, 16.3 ft·lbf) 5
3
8. Install the exhaust chamber and 6
then install the exhaust manifold
bolts.
9. Install the washers and exhaust 7
1. Exhaust chamber
chamber bolt. 2. Spring clamp
10. Tighten the exhaust manifold bolts 3. Muffler 8
and exhaust chamber bolt to the
12. Tighten the muffler bolt to the
specified torques. 9
specified torque.
Tightening torques:
Exhaust manifold bolt: Tightening torque:
8.5 Nm (0.9 m·kgf, 6.1 ft·lbf) Muffler bolt:
Exhaust chamber bolt: 17.5 Nm (1.8 m·kgf, 12.7 ft·lbf)
17.5 Nm (1.8 m·kgf, 12.7 ft·lbf)

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EAU25851
heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or
Troubleshooting gasoline vapors can ignite or ex-
Although Yamaha motorcycles receive plode, causing severe injury or
a thorough inspection before shipment property damage.
1 from the factory, trouble may occur dur-
ing operation. Any problem in the fuel,
compression, or ignition systems, for
2
example, can cause poor starting and
loss of power.
3 The following troubleshooting chart
represents a quick and easy procedure
4 for checking these vital systems your-
self. However, should your motorcycle
require any repair, take it to a Yamaha
5 dealer, whose skilled technicians have
the necessary tools, experience, and
6 know-how to service the motorcycle
properly.
7 Use only genuine Yamaha replace-
ment parts. Imitation parts may look like
Yamaha parts, but they are often inferi-
8 or, have a shorter service life and can
lead to expensive repair bills.
EWA15141
9
WARNING
When checking the fuel system, do
not smoke, and make sure there are
no open flames or sparks in the ar-
ea, including pilot lights from water
7-24
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
EAU25972

Troubleshooting chart
1. Fuel
There is
Check the compression.
enough fuel.
Check the fuel level in
the fuel tank.
There is The engine does not start.
Supply fuel.
no fuel. Check the compression. 2

2. Compression 3
There is compression. Check the ignition.

Operate the kickstarter. 4


There is Have a Yamaha dealer
no compression. check the vehicle.
5

3. Ignition Wipe off with a dry cloth and correct the Open the throttle halfway and operate
Wet 6
spark plug gap, or replace the spark plug. the kickstarter.
Remove the spark plug
and check the electrodes.
7
The engine does not start.
Dry Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.
Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.

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MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
EAU37833 EAU40633
ucts onto seals, gaskets and wheel
Matte color caution Care axles. Always rinse the dirt and de-
ECA15192
While the open design of a motorcycle greaser off with water.
NOTICE reveals the attractiveness of the tech-
1 Some models are equipped with nology, it also makes it more vulnera- Cleaning
matte colored finished parts. Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop ECA10771

sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for even if high-quality components are NOTICE
2
advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- ● Avoid using strong acidic wheel
fore cleaning the vehicle. Using a noticed on a car, however, it detracts cleaners, especially on spoked
3 brush, harsh chemical products or from the overall appearance of a motor- wheels. If such products are
cleaning compounds when cleaning cycle. Frequent and proper care does used on hard-to-remove dirt, do
4 these parts will scratch or damage not only comply with the terms of the not leave the cleaner on the af-
their surface. Wax also should not warranty, but it will also keep your mo- fected area any longer than in-
be applied to any matte colored fin- torcycle looking good, extend its life structed. Also, thoroughly rinse
5 ished parts. and optimize its performance. the area off with water, immedi-
ately dry it, and then apply a cor-
6 Before cleaning rosion protection spray.
1. Cover the muffler outlet with a ● Improper cleaning can damage
7 plastic bag after the engine has plastic parts such as cowlings,
cooled down. panels, windshields, headlight
2. Make sure that all caps and covers lenses, meter lenses, etc. Use
8 as well as all electrical couplers only a soft, clean cloth or
and connectors, including the sponge with mild detergent and
9 spark plug cap, are tightly in- water to clean plastic.
stalled. ● Do not use any harsh chemical
3. Remove extremely stubborn dirt, products on plastic parts. Be
like oil burnt onto the crankcase, sure to avoid using cloths or
with a degreasing agent and a sponges which have been in
brush, but never apply such prod- contact with strong or abrasive
8-1
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
cleaning products, solvent or After normal use 2. Use a chrome polish to shine
thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- Remove dirt with warm water, a mild chrome, aluminum and stain-
movers or inhibitors, brake flu- detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, less-steel parts, including the ex-
id, antifreeze or electrolyte. and then rinse thoroughly with clean haust system. (Even the thermally
● Do not use high-pressure wash- water. Use a toothbrush or bottlebrush induced discoloring of stain-
ers or steam-jet cleaners since for hard-to-reach areas. Stubborn dirt less-steel exhaust systems can be
they cause water seepage and and insects will come off more easily if removed through polishing.) 2
deterioration in the following ar- the area is covered with a wet cloth for 3. To prevent corrosion, it is recom-
eas: seals (of wheel and swing- a few minutes before cleaning. mended to apply a corrosion pro-
arm bearings, fork and brakes), tection spray on all metal, 3
electric components (couplers, After riding in the rain or near the sea including chrome- and nickel-plat-
connectors, instruments, Since sea salt is extremely corrosive, ed, surfaces. 4
switches and lights), breather carry out the following steps after each 4. Use spray oil as a universal clean-
hoses and vents. ride in the rain or near the sea. er to remove any remaining dirt.
5
● For motorcycles equipped with 1. Clean the motorcycle with cold wa- 5. Touch up minor paint damage
a windshield: Do not use strong ter and a mild detergent, after the caused by stones, etc.
cleaners or hard sponges as engine has cooled down. 6. Wax all painted surfaces. 6
they will cause dulling or NOTICE: Do not use warm water 7. Let the motorcycle dry completely
scratching. Some cleaning com- since it increases the corrosive before storing or covering it. 7
pounds for plastic may leave action of the salt.[ECA10791] EWA14501

scratches on the windshield. 2. Apply a corrosion protection spray WARNING


8
Test the product on a small hid- on all metal, including chrome- and Contaminants on the brakes or tires
den part of the windshield to nickel-plated, surfaces to prevent can cause loss of control.
make sure that it does not leave corrosion. ● Make sure that there is no oil or 9
any marks. If the windshield is wax on the tires.
scratched, use a quality plastic After cleaning ● If necessary, wash the tires with
polishing compound after 1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois warm water and a mild deter-
washing. or an absorbing cloth. gent. Before riding at higher
speeds, test the motorcycle’s
8-2
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
braking performance and cor- EAU40643
“S”.
nering behavior. Storage 3. Drain the carburetor float chamber
ECA10800 by loosening the drain bolt; this will
NOTICE Short-term prevent fuel deposits from building
1 Always store your motorcycle in a cool, up. Pour the drained fuel into the
● Apply spray oil and wax spar-
dry place and, if necessary, protect it fuel tank.
ingly and make sure to wipe off
against dust with a porous cover. 4. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel
2 any excess. ECA10810
● Never apply oil or wax to any
stabilizer (if available) to prevent
NOTICE the fuel tank from rusting and the
3 rubber and plastic parts, but ● Storing the motorcycle in a
treat them with a suitable care fuel from deteriorating.
poorly ventilated room or cover- 5. Perform the following steps to pro-
product. ing it with a tarp, while it is still
4 ● Avoid using abrasive polishing
tect the cylinder, piston rings, etc.
wet, will allow water and humid- from corrosion.
compounds as they will wear ity to seep in and cause rust.
away the paint. a. Remove the spark plug cap
5 ● To prevent corrosion, avoid and spark plug.
TIP damp cellars, stables (because b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil
6 Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on of the presence of ammonia) into the spark plug bore.
what products to use. and areas where strong chemi- c. Install the spark plug cap onto
7 cals are stored. the spark plug, and then place
the spark plug on the cylinder
Long-term head so that the electrodes are
8
Before storing your motorcycle for sev- grounded. (This will limit spark-
eral months: ing during the next step.)
9 1. Follow all the instructions in the d. Turn the engine over several
“Care” section of this chapter. times with the starter. (This will
2. For motorcycles equipped with a coat the cylinder wall with oil.)
fuel cock that has an “S” (stop) po- e. Remove the spark plug cap
sition: Turn the fuel cock lever to from the spark plug, and then

8-3
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
install the spark plug and the
spark plug cap. WARNING! To
prevent damage or injury
from sparking, make sure to
ground the spark plug elec-
trodes while turning the en-
gine over.[EWA10951] 2
6. Lubricate all control cables and the
pivoting points of all levers and
pedals as well as of the center- 3
stand.
7. Check and, if necessary, correct 4
the tire air pressure, and then lift
the motorcycle so that both of its
5
wheels are off the ground. Alterna-
tively, turn the wheels a little every
month in order to prevent the tires 6
from becoming degraded in one
spot. 7
8. Cover the muffler outlet with a
plastic bag to prevent moisture
8
from entering it.
TIP
9
Make any necessary repairs before
storing the motorcycle.

8-4
SPECIFICATIONS
EAU2633N Lubrication system: Spark plug gap:
Separate lubrication (Yamaha autolube) 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
Dimensions: Engine oil: Clutch:
Overall length: Type: Clutch type:
1245 mm (49.0 in) YAMALUBE 2 or 2-stroke engine oil (JASO Wet, centrifugal automatic
1 Overall width: FC grade) or (ISO EG-C or EG-D grade) Transmission:
575 mm (22.6 in) Engine oil quantity: Primary reduction system:
2 Overall height: Quantity: Spur gear
715 mm (28.1 in) 0.30 L (0.32 US qt, 0.26 Imp.qt) Primary reduction ratio:
Seat height: Transmission oil: 63/33 (1.909)
3 485 mm (19.1 in) Type: Secondary reduction system:
Wheelbase: YAMALUBE 4 (10W-40) or SAE 10W-40 Shaft drive
855 mm (33.7 in) Oil change quantity: Secondary reduction ratio:
4 Ground clearance: 0.30 L (0.32 US qt, 0.26 Imp.qt) 19/15 × 54/11 (6.218)
105 mm (4.13 in) Air filter: Chassis:
Minimum turning radius: Air filter element: Frame type:
5 1300 mm (51.2 in) Steel tube backbone
Wet element
Weight: Fuel: Caster angle:
With oil and fuel: 25.50 °
6 Recommended fuel:
39.0 kg (86 lb) Trail:
Unleaded gasoline only
Engine: Fuel tank capacity: 50.0 mm (1.97 in)
7 Engine type: 2.0 L (0.53 US gal, 0.44 Imp.gal) Front tire:
Air cooled 2-stroke Carburetor: Type:
Cylinder arrangement: With tube
Manufacturer:
8 Forward-inclined single cylinder MIKUNI Size:
Displacement: 2.50-10 4PR
Type × quantity:
49.0 cm3 Manufacturer/model:
9 VM12SC x 1
Bore × stroke: BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY
40.0 × 39.2 mm (1.57 × 1.54 in)
Spark plug (s): Manufacturer/model:
Manufacturer/model:
Compression ratio: IRC/KNOBBY
NGK/BP4HS
6.00 :1
Manufacturer/model:
Rear tire:
Starting system: Type:
DENSO/W14FPL
Kickstarter With tube

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SPECIFICATIONS
Size: Rear brake:
2.50-10 4PR Type:
Manufacturer/model: Drum brake
BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY Operation:
Manufacturer/model: Left hand operation
IRC/KNOBBY Front suspension:
Loading: Type:
Maximum rider weight: Telescopic fork
25.0 kg (55 lb)
2
Spring/shock absorber type:
* (Total weight of rider, cargo and Coil spring/oil damper
accessories) Wheel travel: 3
Tire air pressure (measured on cold 60.0 mm (2.36 in)
tires): Rear suspension:
Front: Type: 4
100 kPa (1.00 kgf/cm2, 15 psi) Unit swing
Rear: Spring/shock absorber type:
100 kPa (1.00 kgf/cm2, 15 psi) Coil spring/oil damper 5
Front wheel: Wheel travel:
Wheel type: 50.0 mm (1.97 in)
6
Panel wheel Electrical system:
Rim size: Ignition system:
10x1.50 CDI 7
Rear wheel:
Wheel type:
Panel wheel 8
Rim size:
10x1.50
9
Front brake:
Type:
Drum brake
Operation:
Right hand operation

9-2
CONSUMER INFORMATION
EAU40790 EAU26400 EAU26480

Identification numbers Vehicle identification number Model label


Record the vehicle identification num-
ber and model label information in the
1
1 spaces provided below for assistance
when ordering spare parts from a 1
Yamaha dealer or for reference in case
2
the vehicle is stolen.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
3 NUMBER:

4
1. Vehicle identification number 1. Model label

5 The vehicle identification number is The model label is affixed to the frame
MODEL LABEL INFORMATION: stamped into the steering head pipe. under the seat. (See page 4-7.) Record
Record this number in the space pro- the information on this label in the
6 vided. space provided. This information will be
TIP needed when ordering spare parts from
7 The vehicle identification number is a Yamaha dealer.
used to identify your motorcycle and
8 may be used to register your motorcy-
cle with the licensing authority in your
area.
9

10

10-1
CONSUMER INFORMATION
EAU26560

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.
2
“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.
Exhaust system 3
● Muffler

● Exhaust pipe

● Silencer
4
Intake system
● Air cleaner case
5
● Air cleaner element

● Intake duct

10

10-2
CONSUMER INFORMATION
EAU38051

YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY


Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA hereby warrants SPECIFIC EXCLUSIONS from this warranty shall arise solely as a result of owner abuse and/or lack
that new Yamaha off-road motorcycles purchased include parts replaced due to normal wear or rou- of proper maintenance are not covered by this
from an authorized Yamaha motorcycle dealer in tine maintenance. warranty.
1 the continental United States will be free from
THE CUSTOMER'S RESPONSIBILITY under All Off-Road Models
defects in material and workmanship for the peri-
this warranty shall be to: Thirty (30) months from the original purchase
od of time stated herein, subject to certain stated
1. Operate and maintain the motorcycle as date
limitations. Covered off-road motorcycles are
2 those units certified by Yamaha to EPA noise reg-
specified in the appropriate Owner's Manual,
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
and
ulations and come equipped from the factory with MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY
2. Give notice to an authorized Yamaha motor-
USDA-FS approved spark arresters. KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED
cycle dealer of any and all apparent defects
3 THE PERIOD OF WARRANTY for Yamaha off- within ten (10) days after discovery, and make
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
road motorcycles shall be ninety (90) days from the motorcycle available at that time for
WHICH EXCEED THE OBLIGATIONS AND
the date of purchase, with no mileage limitation. inspection and repairs at such dealer's place
TIME LIMITS STATED IN THIS WARRANTY
4 PRODUCT EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
of business.
ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY YAMAHA
include those used for non-Yamaha-authorized WARRANTY TRANSFER: To transfer the warran- MOTOR CORPORATION, USA AND EXCLUD-
renting, leasing, or other commercial purposes. ty from the original purchaser to any subsequent ED FROM THIS WARRANTY.
5 DURING THE PERIOD OF WARRANTY any
purchaser(s), it is imperative that the motorcycle
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS
be inspected and registered for warranty by an
authorized Yamaha motorcycle dealer will free of authorized Yamaha motorcycle dealer. In order for ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY
charge, repair or replace, at Yamaha's option, any this warranty to remain in effect, this inspection LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
6 part adjudged defective by Yamaha due to faulty and registration must take place within ten (10) APPLY TO YOU. ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THIS
workmanship or material from the factory. Parts days after transfer of ownership to the subse- WARRANTY ARE ANY INCIDENTAL OR CON-
used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the quent purchaser. A reasonable dealer imposed SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOSS
balance of the product's warranty period. All parts fee may be charged for this inspection. OF USE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
7 replaced under warranty become property of EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA also warrants to ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS from this warranty the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent pur-
8 shall include any failures caused by: chaser of each 2006 and later model Yamaha THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
a. Competition or racing use. motorcycle covered by this warranty that the vehi- LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
b. Installation of parts or accessories that are cle is designed, built, and equipped so as to con- OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
9 not qualitatively equivalent to genuine form at the time of sale with all U.S. emissions STATE.
Yamaha parts. standards applicable at the time of manufacture YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
c. Abnormal strain, neglect, or abuse. and that it is free from defects in materials and Post Office Box 6555
d. Lack of proper maintenance. workmanship which would cause it not to meet
10 Cypress, California 90630
e. Accident or collision damage. these standards within the period listed immedi-
f. Modification to original parts. ately below. Failures other than those resulting
g. Damage due to improper transportation. from defects in material or workmanship which

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10

10-4
CONSUMER INFORMATION
EAU26750

YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)


Keep your Yamaha protected even after your warranty In addition, Travel and Recreation Interruption Protection
expires with genuine Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.). (TRIP) is included at no extra cost. TRIP gives you up to
1 Y.E.S. is designed and administered by Yamaha Motor
$150 reimbursement per occurrence for any reasonable
expenses you incur because your Yamaha needs
Corporation to provide maximum owner satisfaction. You
covered service: replacement vehicle rental, emergency
get uninterrupted factory-backed coverage for extra
2 peace of mind.
towing, phone calls, even food and lodging when you are
away from home. This superb coverage goes into effect
Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan that’s right for when you purchase Y.E.S., so it applies to any warranty
3 you: 12 months, 24 months, 36 months or, on certain repairs as well as covered repairs during your entire
models, even 48 months beyond your warranty period. Y.E.S. plan period.
Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the same Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha
4 Yamaha people who handle your warranty – and it dealer nationwide.
shows in the comprehensive coverage benefits. There
Y.E.S. coverage is transferable to a new owner if you
are no mileage limitations. Coverage isn’t limited to
5 “moving parts” or the “drive train” like many other plans.
sell or trade-in. That can make your Yamaha much more
valuable!
And Y.E.S. covers manufacturing defects just like the
warranty. See the sample contract at your Yamaha This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to
6 dealer to see how comforting uninterrupted factory- Yamaha owners like you, and only while your Yamaha is still
backed protection can be. within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your
authorized Yamaha dealer to get all the facts. He can show
7 You don’t have to pay anything for covered repairs.
you how easy it is to protect your investment with Yamaha
There’s no deductible to pay, and repairs aren’t
Extended Service.
“pro-rated.” You don’t have any “out-of-pocket” expenses
8 for covered repairs.

10

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CONSUMER INFORMATION
We urge you to act now. You’ll get the excellent benefits of
TRIP coverage right away, and you’ll rest easy knowing
you’ll have strong factory-backed protection even after your
Yamaha Limited Warranty expires.
A special note:
If visiting your dealer isn’t convenient, contact Yamaha with
your Primary ID number (your frame number). We’ll be
happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need. 2
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555 3
Cypress, CA 90630
1-(866)-YES-EXTD (1-866-937-3983)
4

10

10-6
INDEX
A K Tool kit....................................................... 7-2
Acceleration and deceleration................... 6-2 Kickstarter..................................................4-6 Transmission oil ........................................ 7-8
Air filter element, cleaning......................... 7-9 L Troubleshooting....................................... 7-24
Autolube pump, adjusting ....................... 7-17 Location of important labels.......................1-1 Troubleshooting chart.............................. 7-25
B M V
Brake lever, front....................................... 4-2 Maintenance and lubrication, periodic .......7-4 Vehicle identification number .................. 10-1
Brake lever, rear ....................................... 4-3 Maintenance, emission control system......7-3 W
Brake levers, lubricating.......................... 7-17 Matte color, caution ...................................8-1 Warranty, extended ................................. 10-5
Brake shoes, checking............................ 7-16 Middle and final gear cases .......................7-9 Warranty, limited ..................................... 10-3
Braking...................................................... 6-2 Model label ..............................................10-1 Wheel bearings, checking ....................... 7-19
C N Wheel (front)............................................ 7-19
Cables, checking and lubricating ............ 7-16 Noise regulation.......................................10-2 Wheel (rear) ............................................ 7-21
Carburetor, adjusting .............................. 7-11 P Wheels .................................................... 7-14
Care .......................................................... 8-1 Parking.......................................................6-4
Centerstand, checking and lubricating.... 7-18 Part locations .............................................3-1
E Power reduction plate, removing ...............7-7
Engine break-in......................................... 6-3 Pre-operation check list .............................5-2
Engine idling speed................................. 7-11 S
Engine oil .................................................. 4-5 Safety information......................................2-1
Engine, starting a warm ............................ 6-1 Seat ...........................................................4-7
Engine stop switch .................................... 4-1 Spark arrester, cleaning...........................7-10
F Spark plug, checking .................................7-6
Front and rear brake lever free play, Specifications.............................................9-1
adjusting ............................................... 7-15 Speed limiter and power reduction plate ...4-1
Front fork, checking ................................ 7-18 Starter (choke) lever ..................................4-6
Fuel ........................................................... 4-3 Starting and warming up a cold engine .....6-1
Fuel cock................................................... 4-5 Starting off .................................................6-2
Fuel tank breather hose ............................ 4-5 Steering, checking ...................................7-19
Fuel tank cap ............................................ 4-3 Storage ......................................................8-3
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Handlebar switch ...................................... 4-1 Throttle cable free play, checking ............7-12
I Throttle grip and cable, checking and
Identification numbers............................. 10-1 lubricating ..............................................7-17
Tires.........................................................7-12
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