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Yamaha BLASTER YFS200N Owner's Manual

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READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY!
It contains important safety information.
OWNER'S MANUAL
YFS200N
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This ATV should not be ridden by anyone under 16 years of age.
LIT-11626-14-09
5KJ-28199-11

   Summary of Contents for Yamaha BLASTER YFS200N

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    READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. OWNER’S MANUAL YFS200N This ATV should not be ridden by anyone under 16 years of age. LIT-11626-14-09 5KJ-28199-11...

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    EBU00007 INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha YFS200. It represents the result of many years of Yamaha experience in the production of fine sporting, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. With the purchase of this Yamaha, you can now appreciate the high degree of craftsmanship and reliability that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.

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    EBU00010 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERI- OUS INJURY OR DEATH. Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED! Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in severe injury or death to the machine operator, a bystander or a person inspecting or repairing the machine.

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    Please check your local riding laws and regulations before operating this machine. YFS200N OWNER’S MANUAL EBU00711 ©2000 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. 1st Edition, March 2000 AFFIX DEALER LABEL HERE All rights reserved.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    EBU00014 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. CONTENTS LOCATION OF THE WARNING AND Oil level warning light checking SPECIFICATION LABELS .......1-1 method ..........4-2 Handlebar switches ......4-3 SAFETY INFORMATION ......2-1 Throttle lever ........4-4 Throttle OverRide System ....4-5 DESCRIPTION AND MACHINE Speed limiter ........4-6 IDENTIFICATION........3-1...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Seat ............4-12 OPERATION ..........6-1 Front shock absorber Starting a cold engine ......6-1 adjustment ........4-14 Starting a warm engine ......6-3 Rear shock absorber Warming up ..........6-3 adjustment ........4-15 Shifting ..........6-4 To start out and accelerate....6-5 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ....5-1 To decelerate ........6-6 Front and rear brakes ......5-2 Engine break-in ........6-7 Fuel ............5-3...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Crossing through shallow water ..7-34 Parking brake adjustment....8-23 Riding over rough terrain ....7-36 Clutch adjustment.......8-24 Sliding and skidding ......7-38 Autolube pump adjustment....8-24 What to do if........7-40 Drive chain slack check ......8-25 What to do.........7-40 Drive chain slack adjustment....8-25 Drive chain cleaning and PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND lubrication .........8-26...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    CLEANING AND STORAGE....9-1 A. Cleaning ...........9-1 B. Storage ..........9-3 SPECIFICATIONS .........10-1 NOISE REGULATION......11-1 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....12-1 ATV LIMITED WARRANTY ....13-1 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)...........14-1...

  • Page 9: Specification Labels

    EBU00464 LOCATION OF THE WARNING AND SPECIFICATION LABELS...

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    Never remove any labels from your ATV. If a label Passengers can cause becomes difficult to read or comes off, a replace- a loss of control, ment label is available from your Yamaha dealer. resulting in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. 5FE-2151H-01...

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    q WARNING This unit contains high pressure nitrogen gas. Mishandling can cause explosion. 8 Read owner’s manual for instructions. 8 Do not incinerate, puncture or open. 4AA-22259-80 5FE-21568-01...

  • Page 12: Safety Information

    EBU00026 SAFETY INFORMATION AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from other vehicles including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and riding on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper pre- cautions.

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    8 Always avoid operating an ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and streets. 8 Never operate an ATV on any public street, road or highway, even a dirt or gravel one. 8 Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly. You should also wear eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.

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    8 Never operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these kinds of terrain. 8 Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.

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    8 Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backwards when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, use proper gear and maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, fol- low the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill.

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    8 Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the Consumer Products Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772, or the ATV Distributor's Safety Hotline at 1-800-852-5344.

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    q WARNING When transporting the machine in another vehicle, be sure it is kept upright and that POTENTIAL HAZARD the fuel cock is in the “OFF” position. Improper handling of gasoline. Otherwise, fuel may leak out of the carbu- WHAT CAN HAPPEN retor or fuel tank.

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    q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Starting or running the engine in a closed area. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Exhaust fumes are poisonous and may cause loss of consciousness and death within a short time. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Always operate your machine in an area with adequate ventilation.

  • Page 19: Description And Machine Identification

    EBU00032 DESCRIPTION AND MACHINE IDENTIFICATION i o !0 !1 1. Spark arrester 11. Rear shock absorber 2. Seat 12. Rear wheel 3. Fuel tank cap 13. Shift pedal 4. Headlight 14. Clutch lever 5. Brake pedal 15. Main switch 6. Kick starter 16.

  • Page 20: Identification Number Records, Key Identification Number

    This tion in the spaces provided for assistance when number can be used for ordering a new key. ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehicle is stolen. 1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 2.

  • Page 21: Vehicle Identification Number, Model Label

    The model label is affixed to the frame. Record into the frame. the information on this label in the space provid- ed. This information will be needed to order spare parts from your Yamaha dealer. 1. Vehicle identification number 1. Model label NOTE: The vehicle identification number is used to identify your machine.

  • Page 22: Indicator Lights

    EBU00039 EBU00043 Indicator lights CONTROL FUNCTIONS EBU00756 Oil level warning light “OIL” Indicates a potential hazard that could result This light comes on when the oil level is low. in serious injury or death. The light circuit can be checked by the following procedure.

  • Page 23: Oil Level Warning Light Checking Method

    (see NOTE). Wait a few seconds. The oil level warning light The oil level warning goes off. light stays on. Ask a Yamaha dealer to Engine oil level and Supply engine oil. inspect the electrical circuit. electrical circuit are OK. NOTE:...

  • Page 24: Handlebar Switches

    EBU00053 EBU00736 Handlebar switches Light switch “LIGHTS” Turn the switch to the “LO” position to switch on EBU00054 Engine stop switch “ENG. STOP” the low beam and the taillight. Make sure that the engine stop switch is in the Turn the switch to the “HI” position to switch on “RUN”...

  • Page 25: Throttle Lever

    Check the operation of the throttle lever before you start the engine. If it does not work smoothly, check for the cause. Correct the problem before riding the ATV. 1. Throttle lever Consult a Yamaha dealer if you can’t find or solve the problem yourself.

  • Page 26: Throttle Override System

    Riding with a malfunction increases the chance for an accident and injury. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Make sure that the cause of the malfunc- tion is corrected before restarting the engine. You should have the ATV inspect- ed by a Yamaha dealer.

  • Page 27: Speed Limiter

    EBU00066 q WARNING Speed limiter The speed limiter keeps the throttle from fully POTENTIAL HAZARD opening, even when the throttle lever is pushed Improper adjustment of the speed limiter to the maximum. Screwing in the adjuster limits and throttle. the maximum engine power available and WHAT CAN HAPPEN decreases the maximum speed of the ATV.

  • Page 28: Clutch Lever, Front Brake Lever

    EBU00068 EBU00070 Clutch lever Front brake lever The clutch lever is located on the left handlebar. The front brake lever is located on the right han- Pull the clutch lever to the handlebar to disen- dlebar. Pull it toward the handlebar to apply the gage the clutch, and release the lever to engage front brake.

  • Page 29: Rear Brake Pedal, Parking Brake

    EBU00071 EBU00076 Rear brake pedal Parking brake The brake pedal is located on the right side of Use the parking brake when you have to start the machine. Push down on the pedal to apply the engine or park the machine, especially on a the rear brake.

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    q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improper use of the parking brake. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV could start moving unexpectedly if the parking brake is not applied before starting the engine. This could cause loss of control or a collision. The brake disc could overheat if you ride the ATV without releasing the parking brake.

  • Page 31: Shift Pedal, Kick Starter

    EBU00082 EBU00089 Shift pedal Kick starter This machine is equipped with a constant-mesh Rotate the kick starter away from the engine. 6-speed transmission. The shift pedal is located Push the starter down lightly with your foot until on the left side of the engine and is used in com- the gears engage, then kick smoothly and force- bination with the clutch when shifting.

  • Page 32: Fuel Tank Cap, Fuel Cock

    EBU00092 Fuel tank cap OFF: With the lever in this position fuel will not Remove the fuel tank cap by turning it counter- flow. Always turn the lever to this position clockwise. when the engine is not running. With the lever in this position, fuel flows to the carburetor.

  • Page 33: Starter (choke)

    EBU00094 EBU00567 Starter (choke) Seat Starting a cold engine requires a richer air-fuel To remove the seat, pull the seat lock lever mixture. A separate starter circuit supplies this upward and pull up the seat at the rear. mixture. a to turn on the starter Move in direction (choke).

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    To install the seat, insert the projections on the front of the seat into the seat holders and push down on the seat at the rear. NOTE: Make sure that the seat is securely fitted. 4-13...

  • Page 35: Adjustment

    EBU00635 Front shock absorber adjustment Standard position: B The spring preload can be adjusted to suit the A – Minimum (Soft) rider’s weight and riding conditions. E – Maximum (Hard) Adjust the spring preload as follows: To increase the spring preload, turn the adjuster q WARNING in direction a.

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    EBU00636 Rear shock absorber adjustment Never attempt to turn the adjuster beyond The spring preload can be adjusted to suit the the maximum or minimum setting. rider’s weight and riding conditions. Adjust the spring preload as follows: 3. The length of the spring changes 1 mm 1.

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    2. Do not subject the shock absorber to an open flame or other high heat. 3. Do not deform or damage the cylinder in any way. 4. Do not dispose of a damaged or worn out shock absorber yourself. Take the unit to a Yamaha dealer. 4-16...

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    EBU00112 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. 4-17...

  • Page 39: Pre-operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Before using this machine, check the following points: ITEM ROUTINE PAGE 9 Check operation, condition and free play. Front brake 5-2 ~ 5-3, 8-20 ~ 8-22 9 Adjust if necessary. 9 Check operation and brake pad. Rear brake 5-2 ~ 5-3, 8-20 9 Check operation, condition and lever free play.

  • Page 40: Front And Rear Brakes

    If not, have the machine inspected HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD by a Yamaha dealer. Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure the ATV is in safe 2. Brake operation operating condition.

  • Page 41: Fuel

    Always check the brakes at the start of every ride. Do not ride the ATV if you find Your Yamaha engine has been designed to use any problem with the brakes. If a problem premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane...

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    WHAT CAN HAPPEN containing methanol is not recommended by Fuel can spill, which can cause a fire and Yamaha because it may cause fuel system severe injury. damage or vehicle performance problems. Fuel expands when it heats up. If the fuel tank is overfilled, fuel could spill out due to heat from the engine or the sun.

  • Page 43: Engine Oil, Transmission Oil

    EBU00448 Engine oil NOTE: Make sure the engine oil is at the specified level. Be sure to push the cap into the filler neck until it Add oil as necessary. See page 10-2. is properly seated. Recommended oil: EBU00488 Yamalube 2-cycle oil or Transmission oil 2-stroke engine oil Make sure the transmission oil is at the specified...

  • Page 44: Chain, Fittings And Fasteners, Lights, Switches

    Take the machine anti-friction modifiers. Passenger car motor oils (often labeled “Energy Conserving”) to a Yamaha dealer or refer to the Service contain anti-friction additives which will Manual for correct tightening torque. cause clutch and/or starter clutch slippage,...

  • Page 45: Tires

    HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD lodge from the rim under severe riding 1. The tires listed below have been conditions. approved by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. The following are minimums: for this model. Other tire combinations Front 27 kPa (0.27 kgf/cm , 3.9 psi)

  • Page 46: Specifications, How To Measure Tire Pressure

    Set pressure with tires cold. 4. Use no more than the following pres- Set tire pressures to the following specifications: sures when seating the tire beads. Front 250 kPa (2.5 kgf/cm , 36 psi) Recommended Minimum Maximum Rear 250 kPa (2.5 kgf/cm , 36 psi) pressure Higher pressures may cause the tire to...

  • Page 47: Tire Wear Limit

    EBU00160 Tire wear limit When the tire groove decreases to 3 mm (0.12 in) due to wear, replace the tire. a. 3 mm (0.12 in)

  • Page 48: Operation, Starting A Cold Engine

    Read the Owner’s Manual carefully. If 3. Turn the main switch to “ON” and the engine there is a control or function you do not understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. stop switch to “RUN”. 4. Shift the transmission into neutral.

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    1: Cold engine start- Position 6. Completely close the throttle lever and start ambient temperature below 5°C the engine by kicking the kick starter. (40°F). 7. If the engine is started with the starter Position 2: Cold engine start- (choke) in position 1, the starter (choke) should be returned to position 2 to warm up ambient temperature at 0°C (30°F) ~ 30°C (90°F) and warming up...

  • Page 50: Starting A Warm Engine, Warming Up

    EBU00180 EBU00182 Starting a warm engine Warming up To start a warm engine, refer to the “Starting a To get maximum engine life, always warm up cold engine” section. The starter (choke) should the engine before starting off. Never accelerate not be used.

  • Page 51: Shifting

    EBU00198 Shifting This model has a 6-speed forward transmission. 1. Do not coast for long periods with the The transmission allows you to control the engine off, and do not tow the machine a amount of power you have available at a given long distance.

  • Page 52: To Start Out And Accelerate

    EBU00203 7. Open the throttle part way and gradually To start out and accelerate: release the clutch lever. 1. Release the throttle lever. 8. Follow the same procedure when shifting to the next higher gear. Always close the throttle while shifting q WARNING gears.

  • Page 53: To Decelerate

    EBU00207 q WARNING To decelerate: When slowing down or stopping, release the POTENTIAL HAZARD throttle and apply the brakes smoothly and Engaging a lower gear when the engine evenly. As you slow down, shift to a lower gear. speed is too high. Be sure that the engine has sufficiently slowed WHAT CAN HAPPEN before engaging a lower gear.

  • Page 54: Engine Break-in

    EBU00209 If any abnormality is noticed during this period, Engine break-in consult a Yamaha dealer. There is never a more important period in the 1. 0 ~ 10 hours: life of your machine than the period between zero and 20 hours.

  • Page 55: Parking

    EBU00212 Parking When parking, stop the engine and shift into low gear. Turn the fuel cock to “OFF” and apply the parking brake. 1. Button 2. Lock plate...

  • Page 56: Parking On A Slope

    EBU00213 Parking on a slope q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Parking on a hill or other incline. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The ATV could roll out of control, increas- ing the chance of an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD 1. Bring the machine to a stop by applying the Avoid parking on hills or other inclines.

  • Page 57: Accessories And Loading

    8 Use extra caution when riding an ATV with However, it is not possible for Yamaha to test all non-Yamaha accessories, nor have any accessories. The ATV may handle differently control over the quality or suitability of them.

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    EBU00584 8 Tie down cargo securely to the carriers. Make Loading As originally equipped, this ATV is not designed sure cargo in the trailer cannot move around. to carry cargo or tow a trailer. If you choose to A shifting load can cause an accident. 8 Make sure the load does not interfere with add accessories so that you can carry cargo or tow a trailer, you must use common sense and...

  • Page 59

    q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Overloading this ATV or carrying or tow- ing cargo improperly. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause changes in vehicle handling which could lead to an accident. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never exceed the stated load capacity for this ATV.

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    Riding Your...

  • Page 62: Getting To Know Your Atv

    Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ATV Pay particular attention to the safety information This ATV is intended for recreational use by on pages 2-1~2-7. Please also read all caution experienced operators only.

  • Page 63: Judgement

    Get training if you are inexperienced. should complete the certified training Beginners should get training from a certified course offered by Yamaha. They should instructor. then regularly practice the skills learned in Become familiar with this ATV at slow speeds the course and the operating techniques first, even if you are an experienced operator.

  • Page 64

    Not recommended for children under 16 years of age. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to follow the age recommendations for this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Use by children of ATVs that are not rec- ommended for their age can lead to severe injury or death of the child.

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    This machine is designed to carry operator only - passengers prohibited. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Carrying a passenger on this ATV. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Greatly reduces your ability to balance and control this ATV. Could cause an acci- dent, resulting in harm to you and/or your passenger.

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    Apparel Operating without protective clothing q WARNING increases your chances of severe injury in the event of an accident. POTENTIAL HAZARD HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Operating this ATV without wearing an Always wear an approved motorcycle hel- approved motorcycle helmet, eye protec- met that fits properly.

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    Do not operate after consuming alcohol or q WARNING drugs. POTENTIAL HAZARD Operator’s performance capability is reduced by the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operating this ATV after consuming alco- hol or drugs. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could seriously affect your judgment. Could cause you to react more slowly.

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    Pre-operation checks q WARNING Always perform the pre-operation checks listed POTENTIAL HAZARD on page 5-1 before riding for safety and proper care of the machine. Operating this ATV with improper tires, or with improper or uneven tire pressure. q WARNING WHAT CAN HAPPEN POTENTIAL HAZARD Use of improper tires on this ATV, or oper-...

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    Speed limiter For riders inexperienced with this model, this Indicates a potential hazard that could result model is equipped with a speed limiter in the in serious injury or death. throttle lever housing. The speed limiter limits the power and top speed of the machine. Turning the screw in decreases top speed, and Do not operate at speeds too fast for your turning it out increases top speed.

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    Loading and accessories q WARNING Use extra caution when riding the machine with POTENTIAL HAZARD additional loads, such as accessories or cargo. The machine’s handling may be adversely Overloading this ATV or carrying or tow- affected. Reduce your speed when adding addi- ing cargo improperly.

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    During operation q WARNING Always keep your feet on the footboards during POTENTIAL HAZARD operation. Otherwise your feet may contact the rear wheels. Removing hands from handlebars or feet from footboards during operation. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Removing even one hand or foot can reduce your ability to control the ATV or could cause you to lose your balance and fall off of the ATV.

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    Avoid wheelies and jumping. You may lose con- trol of the machine or overturn. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Increases the chance of an accident, including an overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps.

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    Never modify this ATV through improper installation or use of accessories. All parts and accessories added to this vehicle should be genuine Yamaha or equivalent components designed for use on this ATV and should be installed and used accord- ing to instructions. If you have questions, consult an authorized ATV dealer.

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    Exhaust system The exhaust system on the machine is very hot during and following operation. To prevent burns, avoid touching the exhaust system. Park the machine in a place where pedestrians or children are not likely to touch it. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Hot exhaust system.

  • Page 75: Be Careful Where You Ride

    BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU RIDE This machine is designed for off-road use only. Riding on paved surfaces can cause loss of con- trol. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on paved surfaces. WHAT CAN HAPPEN ATVs are designed for off-road use only. Paved surfaces may seriously affect han- dling and control of the ATV, and may cause the vehicle to go out of control.

  • Page 76

    Do not ride on any public road, street, or high- way. Riding on public roads can result in collisions with other vehicles. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Operating this ATV on public streets, roads or highways. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can collide with another vehicle. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Never operate this ATV on any public street, road or highway, even a dirt or...

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    Know the terrain where you ride. Ride cautiously in unfamiliar areas. Stay alert for holes, rocks, or roots in the terrain, and other hidden haz- ards which may cause the machine to upset. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating this ATV on unfamiliar terrain.

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    q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Failure to use extra care when operating on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of traction or vehicle control, which could result in an accident, including an overturn. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not operate on excessively rough, slip- pery or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary...

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    When riding in an area where you might not WHAT CAN HAPPEN easily be seen, such as desert terrain, mount a You could be in a collision. You could be caution flag on the machine. DO NOT use the injured. flag pole bracket as a trailer hitch.

  • Page 80: Riding Your Atv

    Select a large, flat area off-road to become With the engine idling, pull the clutch lever to familiar with your ATV. Make sure that this area disengage the clutch and shift into 1st gear, and is free of obstacles and other riders. You should then release the parking brake.

  • Page 81

    q WARNING evenly. As you slow down, shift to a lower gear. Be sure that the engine has sufficiently slowed POTENTIAL HAZARD before engaging a lower gear. Improper use of Opening the throttle abruptly or releasing the brakes or shifting can cause the tires to lose the clutch lever to quickly.

  • Page 82: Turning Your Atv

    TURNING YOUR ATV HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD To achieve maximum traction while riding off- Always follow proper procedures for turn- road, the two rear wheels are mounted solidly ing as described in this Owner’s Manual. on one axle and turn together at the same Practice turning at low speeds before speed.

  • Page 83

    Once you have learned this technique you should be able to perform it at higher speeds or Lean towards Support your in tighter curves. inside of turn. weight on the outer footrest. Improper riding procedures such as abrupt throt- tle changes, excessive braking, incorrect body movements, or too much speed for the sharp- ness of the turn may cause the ATV to tip.

  • Page 84: Climbing Uphill

    CLIMBING UPHILL HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle Never operate the ATV on hills too steep overturns on hills. Be sure that you can maneu- for the ATV or for your abilities. ver your ATV well on flat ground before attempt- Practice on smaller hills before attempting ing any incline and then practice riding first on large hills.

  • Page 85

    q WARNING Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or POTENTIAL HAZARD another vehicle or person could be on the Climbing hills improperly. other side of the hill. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could cause loss of control or cause the ATV to overturn.

  • Page 86

    If you are climbing a hill and you find that you When crossing the side of a hill: have not properly judged your ability to make it Always follow proper procedures as to the top, you should turn the ATV around while described in the Owner’s Manual.

  • Page 87

    q WARNING If your ATV has stalled or stopped and you believe you can continue up the hill, restart care- POTENTIAL HAZARD fully to make sure you do not lift the front wheels Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly which could cause you to lose control. If you are dismounting while climbing a hill.

  • Page 88

    When fully stopped, apply rear brake as well, and then lock parking brake. Dismount on uphill side or to a side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount, following the proce- dure described in the Owner’s Manual. 7-29...

  • Page 89: Riding Downhill

    RIDING DOWNHILL q WARNING When riding your ATV downhill, shift your weight POTENTIAL HAZARD as far to the rear and uphill side of the ATV as possible. Move back on the seat and sit with Going down a hill improperly. your arms straight.

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  • Page 91: Crossing A Slope

    CROSSING A SLOPE q WARNING Traversing a sloping surface on your ATV POTENTIAL HAZARD requires you to properly position your weight to maintain proper balance. Be sure that you have Improperly crossing hills or turning on learned the basic riding skills on flat ground hills.

  • Page 92

    Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. 7-33...

  • Page 93: Crossing Through Shallow Water

    CROSSING THROUGH SHALLOW WATER HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD The ATV can be used to cross slow moving, Never operate this ATV in fast flowing shallow water of up to a maximum of 35 cm (14 water or in water deeper than that speci- inches) in depth.

  • Page 94

    Test your brakes after leaving the water. Do not continue to ride your ATV without verifying that After riding your ATV in water, be sure to you have regained proper braking ability. drain the trapped water by removing the check hose at the bottom of the air filter case.

  • Page 95: Riding Over Rough Terrain

    RIDING OVER ROUGH TERRAIN q WARNING Riding over rough terrain should be done with POTENTIAL HAZARD caution. Look out for obstacles which could cause damage to the ATV or could lead to an Improperly operating over obstacles. upset or accident. Be sure to keep your feet WHAT CAN HAPPEN firmly mounted on the footboards at all times.

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  • Page 97: Sliding And Skidding

    SLIDING AND SKIDDING If the rear wheels of your ATV start to slide side- Care should be used when riding on loose or ways, control can usually be regained (if there is slippery surfaces since the ATV may slide. If room to do so) by steering in the direction of the unexpected and uncorrected, sliding could lead slide.

  • Page 98

    q WARNING With practice, over a period of time, skill at con- trolled sliding can be developed. The terrain POTENTIAL HAZARD should be chosen carefully before attempting Skidding or sliding improperly. such maneuvers, since both stability and control are reduced. Bear in mind that sliding maneu- WHAT CAN HAPPEN vers should always be avoided on extremely You may lose control of this ATV.

  • Page 99

    WHAT TO DO IF ... 8 If your ATV starts to slide sideways: This section is designed to be a reference guide Steer in the direction of the slide if you have only. Be sure to read each section on riding the room.

  • Page 100

    8 If your ATV is traversing a sloping surface: Be sure to ride with your weight positioned towards the uphill side of the ATV to maintain proper balance. If the ATV starts to tip, steer down the hill (if there are no obstacles in your way) to regain balance.

  • Page 101: Periodic Maintenance And Adjustment, Owner's Manual And Tool Kit

    MAINTENANCE AND Turn off the engine when performing maintenance unless otherwise specified. ADJUSTMENT Have a Yamaha dealer perform service if Periodic inspection, adjustment and lubrication you are not familiar with machine service. will keep your machine in the safest and most efficient condition possible.

  • Page 102

    HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD your machine to a Yamaha dealer to check the Never modify this ATV through improper torque settings and adjust them as necessary.

  • Page 103: Periodic Maintenance/lubrication

    EBU00261 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE/LUBRICATION INITIAL EVERY ITEM ROUTINE month months months months year 9 Replace oil. Transmission 9 Check condition. 9 Adjust gap and clean. Spark plug 9 Replace if necessary. 9 Clean. Every 20 ~ 40 hours. Air filter 9 Replace if necessary. (More often in wet or dusty areas) 9 Check idle speed / starter operation.

  • Page 104

    Outside nuts and bolts 9 Retighten. 9 Clean and inspect. Frame 9 Inspect. Lighting equipment * It is recommended that these items be serviced by a Yamaha dealer. ** Lithium soap base grease Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death.

  • Page 105: Transmission Oil

    EBU00597 Transmission oil d. Remove filler cap and drain bolt to drain 1. Transmission oil measurement the oil. a. Place the machine on a level place. e. Install the drain bolt and tighten to specifi- b. Warm up the engine for several minutes, cation.

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    Recommended oil: See page 10-2 Oil quantity: Total amount: 0.7 L (0.62 Imp qt, 0.74 US qt) Periodic oil change 0.65 L (0.57 Imp qt, 0.69 US qt) 8 Be sure to use motor oils that do not con- 1. Drain bolt tain anti-friction modifiers.

  • Page 107: Spark Plug Inspection

    Check the oil level. Instead, take the machine to a Yamaha dealer. You should periodically remove and inspect the spark plug because heat and deposits will cause the spark plug to slowly break down and erode. If electrode erosion becomes excessive, you should replace the spark plug with one of the proper type.

  • Page 108: Air Filter Cleaning

    EBU00288 Air filter cleaning NOTE There is a check hose at the bottom of the air fil- ter case. If dust or water collects in this hose, empty the hose and clean the air filter element and air filter case. a.

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    4. Wash the element gently but thoroughly in solvent. q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Using low flash point solvents or gasoline to clean the air filter element. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Low flash point solvents or gasoline can 1. Air filter case cover catch fire or explode.

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    6. Inspect the element. If damaged, replace NOTE: The air filter element should be cleaned every 7. Apply Yamaha foam air filter oil or other 20 ~ 40 hours. It should be cleaned and lubricat- quality foam air filter oil to the element. If...

  • Page 111: Spark Arrester Cleaning

    EBU00458 2. Remove the tailpipe by pulling it out of the Spark arrester cleaning muffler. Be sure the exhaust pipe and muffler are cool 3. Tap the tailpipe lightly, then use a wire before cleaning the spark arrester. brush to remove any carbon deposits from 1.

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    q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Improper cleaning of the spark arrester. Hot exhaust system WHAT CAN HAPPEN Could injure the eyes. Could cause burns. Could cause carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly leading to death. Could start a fire. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD When cleaning the spark arrester: Always let the exhaust system cool prior to touching exhaust components.

  • Page 113: Carburetor Settings

    Jet needle clip position 2nd groove would be a fire hazard. Pilot air screw 1-1/2 turns out HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Carburetor adjustments should only be performed by a Yamaha dealer. Do not attempt to perform these procedures 8-13...

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    Carburetor setting chart Temperature Main jet Jet needle Pilot air screw 0°C (32°F) above #230 2nd groove 1 1/2 turns out (Standard) +5°C –15°C #230 2nd groove 1 1/2 turns out (41°F) (5°F) –10°C –30°C #240 3rd groove 1 1/2 turns out (14°F) (–22°F) Changing the carburetor settings...

  • Page 115

    3. Disconnect the fuel hose and oil delivery hose. 1. Carburetor cap securing 2. Joint screw (×3) plate 1. Fuel hose 2. Oil delivery hose 6. Remove the carburetor cap. 4. Remove the securing plate. 5. Loosen the joint screws of the carburetor and remove the carburetor.

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    7. Remove the throttle cable from the throttle 8. Remove the float chamber. valve and then remove the holder. 1. Float chamber 9. Remove the float and needle valve. 1. Carburetor cap 2. Throttle cable 10. Change the main jet and the jet needle clip 3.

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    NOTE: Optional main jet can be obtained at a Yamaha If the securing plate does not match a pro- dealer. jection, tighten the carburetor cap until they align. Do not loosen. Assembly 1. Reassemble the needle valve, float and float chamber.

  • Page 118: Idle Speed Adjustment

    EBU00301 Idle speed adjustment NOTE: A diagnostic tachometer must be used for this procedure. 1. Start the engine and warm it up for a few minutes at approximately 1,000 to 2,000 r/min. Occasionally rev the engine to 4,000 1. Throttle stop screw to 5,000 r/min.

  • Page 119: Throttle Lever Adjustment

    EBU00307 Throttle lever adjustment NOTE: Adjust the engine idling speed before adjusting the throttle lever free play. 1. Loosen the locknut. 2. Turn the adjusting bolt until the throttle lever free play is 4~6 mm (0.16~0.24 in). 3. Tighten the locknut. 1.

  • Page 120: Front Brake Shoe Inspection, Rear Brake Pad Inspection

    If the indicator reaches the wear limit line, ask a Yamaha dealer replace the pads. Yamaha dealer to replace the shoes as a set. 1. Wear indicator a. Wear limit 1 mm (0.039 in) 1.

  • Page 121: Front Brake Lever Free Play Adjustment

    EBU00523 Front brake lever free play adjustment 2. Make sure the cable joint in the equalizer is straight when the brake is applied. If NOTE not, turn the adjusting nuts at the front Before adjusting the brake, inspect the front wheel hubs until the cable joint becomes brake shoes.

  • Page 122

    8 Make sure the brakes do not drag. Replacement of brake components requires professional knowledge. These procedures should be performed by Yamaha dealer. 1. Adjusting bolt 2. Locknut a. 3 ~ 5 mm (0.12 ~ 0.20 in) 8-22...

  • Page 123: Parking Brake Adjustment

    EBU00601 q WARNING Parking brake adjustment Parking brake adjustment may be required if the POTENTIAL HAZARD parking brake does not hold properly. Operating with improperly adjusted 1. Loosen the locknut of the parking brake brakes. cable. WHAT CAN HAPPEN The brakes could malfunction, causing reduced braking performance.

  • Page 124: Clutch Adjustment, Autolube Pump Adjustment

    (0.08~0.12 in). If the free play is incorrect, adjust and requires very sophisticated adjustment. as follows. Most adjusting should be left to a Yamaha deal- er who has the professional knowledge and 1. Loosen the locknut. experience to do so.

  • Page 125: Drive Chain Slack Check, Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

    EBU00350 EBU00351 Drive chain slack check Drive chain slack adjustment 1. Loosen the rear wheel hub bolts. Inspect the drive chain while all tires are touch- ing the ground. Check the slack at the position shown in the figure. The normal vertical deflec- tion is approximately 30~40 mm (1.2~1.6 in).

  • Page 126: Lubrication

    EBU00354 Drive chain cleaning and lubrication The drive chain is equipped with rubber O-rings between the chain plates. Steam cleaning, high- pressure washes, and certain solvents can dam- age these O-rings. Use only kerosene to clean the drive chain. Wipe it dry, and thoroughly lubri- cate it with SAE 30 ~ 50 motor oil.

  • Page 127: Cable Inspection And Lubrication, Clutch Lever Lubrication, Upper Arm And Lower Arm Pivot Lubrication

    Recommended lubricant: Lubricate the inner cables and the cable ends. If Lithium soap base grease the cables do not operate smoothly, ask a Yamaha dealer to replace them. Recommended lubricant: Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil 8-27...

  • Page 128: Steering Shaft Lubrication

    EBU00370 Steering shaft lubrication Lubricate the pivot points. Use a grease gun. Recommended lubricant: Lithium soap base grease 8-28...

  • Page 129: Wheel Removal, Wheel Installation

    EBU00373 Rear Wheel removal 1. Elevate the wheel by placing a suitable stand under the frame. 2. Remove the nuts from the wheel. 3. Remove the wheel assembly. Front EBU00740 Wheel installation When installing the wheel, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque.

  • Page 130: Replacing The Headlight Bulb

    EBU00645 Replacing the headlight bulb 2. Remove the bulb holder cover, turn the If the headlight bulb burns out, replace the bulb bulb holder counterclockwise and remove as follows: the defective bulb. 1. Remove the screws holding the headlight unit assembly to the headlight body. 1.

  • Page 131

    q WARNING 5. Install the headlight unit assembly. Adjust the headlight beam if necessary. POTENTIAL HAZARD The headlight bulb is hot when it is on and immediately after it is turned off. WHAT CAN HAPPEN You can be burned, or a fire could start if the bulb touches something flammable.

  • Page 132: Headlight Beam Adjustment, Troubleshooting

    Although Yamaha machines receive a rigid inspection before shipment from the factory, trouble may occur during operation. Any prob- It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer make lem in the fuel, compression, or ignition systems this adjustment. can cause poor starting and loss of power. The...

  • Page 133

    q WARNING POTENTIAL HAZARD Checking the fuel system while smoking or near an open flame. WHAT CAN HAPPEN Fuel can ignite or explode, causing severe injury or property damage. HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Do not smoke when checking the fuel sys- tem.

  • Page 134: Troubleshooting Chart

    2. Compression Kick the kick lever to There is compresson Compression normal see if there is compression No compression Ask a Yamaha dealer to inspect Wipe clean with 3. Ignition dry cloth Remove plug and Spark good Ignition system normal...

  • Page 135: No Spark

    EBU00414 No spark HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD Throttle override system (T.O.R.S.) is incorpo- Have the system checked by a Yamaha rated in the ignition circuit, and if the system dealer. should fail, the spark plug will not spark. Before bypassing T.O.R.S., be sure the...

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  • Page 137: Cleaning And Storage, A. Cleaning

    EBU00417 CLEANING AND STORAGE Excessive water pressure may cause water A. CLEANING seepage and deterioration of wheel bearings, Frequent, thorough cleaning of your machine brakes, transmission seals and electrical will not only enhance its appearance but will devices. Many expensive repair bills have improve its general performance and extend the resulted from improper high pressure deter- useful life of many components.

  • Page 138

    q WARNING 4. Once the majority of the dirt has been hosed off, wash all surfaces with warm POTENTIAL HAZARD water and mild, detergent-type soap. An Operation with wet brakes after washing. old toothbrush or bottle brush is handy for hard-to-get-at places.

  • Page 139: B. Storage

    Use of fuel stabilizer and conditioner eliminates parts or the seat cover. the need to drain the fuel system. Consult a NOTE: Yamaha dealer if the fuel system needs to be drained instead. Make any necessary repairs before storing the machine.

  • Page 140

    Type Air cooled, 2-stroke Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder, Forward inclined Displacement 195 cm × Stroke 66.0 × 57.0 mm (2.60 × 2.24 in) Bore Compression ratio 6.6 : 1 Starting system Kick starter Lubrication system Separate lubrication (Yamaha Autolube) 10-1...

  • Page 141

    Model YFS200 Engine oil (2-cycle): Type Yamalube 2-cycle oil or air cooled 2-stroke engine oil Quantity 1.3 L (1.14 Imp qt, 1.37 US qt) Transmission oil: Type Yamalube 4 (10W30) or SAE 10W30 type SE motor oil Recommended transmission oil API Service SE, SF, SG type or higher classification Be sure to use motor oils that do not contain anti-...

  • Page 142

    Model YFS200 Carburetor: Type/manufacturer VM26SS/MIKUNI Spark plug: Type/manufacturer BR8ES (NGK) 0.7 ~ 0.8 mm (0.028 ~ 0.031 in) Clutch: Type Wet, multi-disk Operation Left hand operation Transmission: Primary reduction system Helical gear Primary reduction ratio 71/22 (3.227) Secondary reduction system Chain drive Secondary reduction ratio 40/13 (3.077)

  • Page 143

    Model YFS200 Chassis: Frame type Steel Tube Frame Caster angle 9.0° Trail 40 mm (1.57 in) Tire: Type Tubeless AT21 × 7 - 10 Size – Front AT21 × 10 - 8 Rear Brake: Front brake type Drum brake Operation Right hand operation Rear brake type Single, Disk brake...

  • Page 144

    Model YFS200 Wheel travel: Front 180 mm (7.09 in) Rear 180 mm (7.09 in) Electrical: Ignition system C.D.I. Generator system C.D.I. Magneto Headlight Type: Bulb type Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity 12V, 45W/45W × 1 Headlight 12V, 3.8W × 1 Taillight Indicator light: 12V, 1.7W ×...

  • Page 145: Noise Regulation

    EBU00430 NOISE REGULATION TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) The removal or rendering inopera- tive by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle 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.

  • Page 146: Maintenance Record

    EBU00431 MAINTENANCE RECORD Copies of work orders and/or receipts for parts you purchase and install will be required to document maintenance done in accordance with the warranty. The chart below is printed only as a reminder to you that the maintenance work is required. It is not acceptable proof of maintenance work. DATE MAINTENANCE SERVICING DEALER...

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    EBU00436 Indicates a potential hazard that could result in serious injury or death. 14-3...

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    EBU00437 PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT...

  • Page 153

    9 with a passenger - passengers affect balance and steering and increase risk of losing control. LOCATE AND READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS. (For replacement manual, call 1-800-532-1558) PRINTED IN JAPAN YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER 2000·4–3.0×1...

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