Final gear oil

Do not let foreign material enter the final gear case. Be sure oil does not get on the tire or wheel. 1. Oil level inspection a. Place the motorcycle on a level place and hold it in an upright position. The engine should be cool at ambient temperature. b. Remove the oil filler bolt and check the oil level. The oil level should be at the brim of the filler hole. Add the recommended oil if necessary. a. Place an oil pan under the final gear case. b. Remove the oil filler bolt and drain plug to...

Fuse replacement

The fuses are located behind panel A. (See page 6-8 for panel removal procedures.) If a fuse is blown, turn off the main switch and the switch of the circuit in question. Install a new fuse of proper amperage. Turn on the switches and see if the electrical device operates. If the fuse immediately blows again, consult a Yamaha dealer. Do not use fuses of higher amperage rating than those recommended. Substitution of a fuse of improper rating can cause extensive electrical system damage and...

Starting and warming up a cold engine

This motorcycle is equipped with an ignition circuit cut-off system. The engine can be started only under the following conditions a. The transmission is in neutral. b. The sidestand is up, the transmission is in gear and the clutch is disengaged. The motorcycle must not be ridden when the sidestand is down. Before going through the following steps, check the function of the sidestand switch and clutch switch. (Refer to page 3-13.) 1. Turn the fuel cock to ON. 2. Turn the main switch to ON and...

Preoperation Checks

Owners are personally responsible for their vehicle's condition. Your motorcycle's vital functions can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if it remains unused for instance, if it is exposed to the elements . Any damage, fluid leak or loss of tire pressure could have serious consequences. Therefore, it is very important that, in addition to a thorough visual inspection, you check the following points before each ride. Check operation, free play, fluid level and vehicle for fluid...

Rear shock absorber adjustment

This shock absorber is equipped with a spring preload adjuster. Adjust spring preload as follows 1. Remove the passenger seat and rider seat. See page 3-9,3-10 for removal procedures. 2. Use the special wrench and the extension bar in the owner's tool kit to turn the adjusting ring. Turn the adjusting ring in direction to increase spring preload and in direction to decrease spring preload. Make sure that the appropriate notch in the adjusting ring is aligned with the position indicator on the...

Gasoline and exhaust gas

Always turn off the engine 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 poisonous 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...

Fuel tank cap

Slide the cover open, insert the key and turn it 1 4 turn clockwise. The lock will be released and the cap can be removed. Make sure the arrow mark on the tank cap is facing forward, then push the tank cap into position. Turn the key counterclockwise to the original position and remove it. Close the lock cover. This tank cap cannot be closed unless the key is in the lock. The key cannot be removed if the cap is not locked properly. Be sure the cap is properly installed and locked in place...