To replace the air filter element
1. Remove the air filter case cover by
removing the screws.
2. Pull the air filter element out.
3. Insert a new air filter element into
the air filter case as shown.
NOTICE: Make sure that the air
filter element is properly seated
in the air filter case. The engine
should never be operated with-
out the air filter element in-
stalled, otherwise the piston(s)
and/or cylinder(s) may become
4. Install the air filter case cover by
installing the screws.
To clean the air filter check hose
1. Check the hose on the side of the
air filter case for accumulated dirt
2. If dirt or water is visible, remove
the hose, clean it, and then install
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT
Checking the throttle grip free
1. Throttle grip free play
The throttle grip free play should mea-
sure 3.0–5.0 mm (0.12–0.20 in) at the
inner edge of the throttle grip. Periodi-
cally check the throttle grip free play
and, if necessary, have a Yamaha deal-
er adjust it.
The valve clearance changes with use,
resulting in improper air-fuel mixture
and/or engine noise. To prevent this
from occurring, the valve clearance
must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer
at the intervals specified in the periodic
maintenance and lubrication chart.