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...

Storage compartment

The storage compartment is located on the left side of the motorcycle. To remove the compartment cover, insert the key in the lock and turn it clockwise. Then pull the cover out as shown. To install the compartment cover, place it in the original position as shown. Then turn the key counterclockwise and remove it.

Handlebar switches

Turn the switch to 10 for the high beam and to D for the low beam. 2. Turn signai switch This model is equipped with self-can-celling turn signals. To signal a right-hand turn, push the switch to the right. To signa a left-hand turn, push the switch to the left. Once the switch is released it will return to the center position. To cancel the signal, push the switch in after it has returned to the center position. If the switch is not cancelled by hand, it will self-cancel after the motorcycle...

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...

Loading and accessories

Adding accessories or cargo to your motorcycle can adversely affect stability and handling if the weight distribution of the machine is changed. To avoid the possibility of an accident, extreme caution should be used if adding cargo or accessories to your motorcycle. Use extra care if riding a motorcycle which has added cargo or accessories. Here are some general guidelines to follow if loading cargo or adding accessories to your motorcycle The total weight of the operator, passenger,...

Fuel

Make sure there is sufficient fuel in the tank. Fill the fuel tank to the bottom of the filler tube as shown in the illustration. Do not overfill the fuel tank. Avoid spilling fuel on the hot engine. Do not fill the fuel tank above the bottom of the filler tube or it may overflow when the fuel heats up later and expands. Always wipe off spilled fuel immediately with a dry and clean soft cloth. Fuel may deteriorate painted surfaces or plastic parts. UNLEADED FUEL Fuel tank capacity Total 16 L...

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...

Load Limit

Improper loading can cause loss of control. Read owner's manual for proper loading. Left Right Controis I 1. Shift pedai page 3-5 5. Helmet holder page 3-10 2. Fuel cock page 3-8 6. Storage compartment page 3-11 3. Starter choke j page 3-9 7. Tool kit page 6-1 4. Rear shock absorber spring preload