Battery

This motorcycle is equipped with a sealed-type battery. Therefore it is not necessary to check the electrolyte or fill the battery with distilled water. If the battery seems to have discharged, consult a Yamaha dealer. If the motorcycle is equipped with optional electrical accessories, the battery tends to discharge more quickly, so be sure to recharge it periodically. Never try to remove the sealing caps of the battery cells. The battery will be damaged. Battery electrolyte is poisonous and...

Carburetor adjustment

The carburetors are important parts of the engine and emission control system. Adjusting should be left to a Yamaha dealer with the professional knowledge, specialized data and equipment to do so properly. There should be a free play of 0.16 -0.24 in (4 6 mm) at the throttle grip. If the free play is incorrect, ask a Yamaha dealer to make this adjustment. The correct valve clearance changes with use, resulting in improper fuel air supply or engine noise. To prevent this, the valve clearance...

Windshield [XVZ13ATC

The windshield height and angle can be adjusted to suit the rider's preference. Tighten the windshield bolts securely after adjustment. After adjusting, turn the handlebars to the left and right making sure there is no obstruction and that the windshield does not contact any other parts, etc. Open the throttle and make sure it returns properly when released. Otherwise an accident or injury could result. Loosen the bolts on each side of the windshield. Move the windshield to the desired...

Engine breakin

There is never a more important period in the life of your motorcycle than the period between zero and 600 mi (1,000 km). For this reason we ask that you carefully read the following material. Because the engine is brand new, you must not put an excessive load on it for the first 600 mi (1,000 km). The various parts in the engine wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances. During this period, prolonged full throttle operation, or any condition which might result in excessive...

Main fuse box

The main fuse box is located behind the lower left side panel. To remove the panel 1. Remove the upper side panel. (See under Sub fuse box.) 2. Remove the left passenger foot-rest by removing the bolts. 3. Remove the screw and pull the panel outward. If any fuse is blown, turn off the main switch and the switch of the circuit in question. Install a new fuse of specified amperage. Turn on the switches and see if the electrical device operates. If the fuse immediately blows again, consult a...

Turn signal switch

This model is equipped with self-can-celling turn signals. To signal a right-hand turn, push the switch to the right. To signal 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 can celled by hand, it will self-cancel after the motorcycle has travelled at least 490 ft 150 m and 15 seconds have passed. The self-cancelling...

Accessories

Genuine Yamaha accessories have been specifically designed for use on this motorcycle. Since Yamaha cannot test all other accessories which may be available, you must personally be responsible for the proper selection, installation and use of non-Yamaha accessories. You should use extreme caution when selecting and installing any accessories. Keep in mind these guidelines for mounting accessories in addition to those provided under LOADING. 1. Never install accessories or carry cargo that would...