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    Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL MW125A 2CM-F8199-E1

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    EAU46091 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.

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    Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the MW125A, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology regarding the de- sign and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.

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    IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10134 Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

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    IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU37432 MW125A OWNER’S MANUAL ©2014 by Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, December 2014 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Thailand.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 FOR YOUR SAFETY – Valve clearance......6-16 Further safe-riding points ....1-5 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS .....4-1 Tires ..........6-17 Cast wheels ........6-18 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Checking the front brake lever Left view .........

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Troubleshooting charts ....6-32 VEHICLE CARE AND STORAGE ..7-1 Matte color caution ......7-1 Care ..........7-1 Storage ..........7-4 SPECIFICATIONS......8-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION....9-1 Identification numbers.....9-1 INDEX..........10-1

  • Page 8: Safety Information

    Contact • Wear a brightly colored jacket. sponsible for the safe and proper oper- Yamaha dealer to find out about • Use extra caution when you are ation of your vehicle. the training courses nearest you. approaching passing This is a leaning multi-wheel vehicle.

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    SAFETY INFORMATION  The posture of the operator and  Always wear an approved helmet. • Know your skills and limits.  Wear a face shield or goggles. Staying within your limits may passenger is important for proper help you to avoid an accident. control.

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    Genuine Yamaha Accessories the vehicle as possible. Securely as windows and doors. Choosing accessories for your vehicle pack your heaviest items as close is an important decision. Genuine to the center of the vehicle as pos- Yamaha accessories, which are avail-

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    SAFETY INFORMATION able only from a Yamaha dealer, have at greater risk of serious injury or the vehicle, or the vehicle may been designed, tested, and approved death. You are responsible for injuries become unstable cross by Yamaha for use on your vehicle.

  • Page 12: Further Safe-riding Points

    SAFETY INFORMATION  The suspension should be com- appropriate. Refer to page 6-17 for tire EAU60590 Further safe-riding points specifications and more information on pressed somewhat by the tie-  Be sure to signal clearly when replacing your tires. downs, if possible, so that the ve- making turns.

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    SAFETY INFORMATION  Always wear a helmet, gloves, trousers (tapered around the cuff and ankle so they do not flap), and a brightly colored jacket.  Do not carry too much luggage on the vehicle. An overloaded vehicle is unstable. Use a strong cord to secure any luggage to the carrier (if equipped).

  • Page 14: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10411 Left view 1. Luggage hook (page 3-16) 9. Engine oil drain bolt B (page 6-10) 2. Passenger footrest (page 3-14) 10.Coolant reservoir (page 6-13) 3. Storage compartment (page 3-15) 4. Air filter element (page 6-14) 5. Final transmission oil filler cap (page 6-12) 6.

  • Page 15: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10421 Right view 1. Owner’s tool kit (page 6-2) 2. Passenger footrest (page 3-14) 3. Fuel tank cap (page 3-11) 4. Main fuse (page 6-27) 5. Fuse box (page 6-27) 6. Battery (page 6-26) 7. Spark plug (page 6-8) 8.

  • Page 16: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10431 Controls and instruments 1. Rear brake lever (page 3-9) 9. Main switch/steering lock (page 3-1) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-8) 3. Rear brake fluid reservoir (page 6-20) 4. Multi-function meter unit (page 3-4) 5. Front brake fluid reservoir (page 6-20) 6.

  • Page 17: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUN0263 EAUT1972 EAU10685 Main switch/steering lock LOCK All electrical circuits are supplied with The steering is locked, and all electrical power; the meter lighting, taillight, and systems are off. The key can be re- auxiliary lights come on, and the en- moved.

  • Page 18: Keyhole Shutter

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To unlock the steering EAUN0352 EAU49398 Keyhole shutter Indicator lights and warning lights 1 2 3 4 5 1. Push. 1. “PUSH SHUT” button 2. Turn. 2. Key head 1. Left turn signal indicator light “ ”...

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    The ABS may not work correctly. If any light can be checked by turning the key circuit monitoring the engine. If this oc- of the above occurs, have a Yamaha to “ON”. The warning light should curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the...

  • Page 20: Self-diagnosis Device

    The ABS warning light may come on light will come on or flash. If this oc- while accelerating the engine with the curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle on its centerstand, but this vehicle. does not indicate a malfunction.

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    Yamaha dealer. equipped with the following:  a speedometer Speedometer  a fuel meter  a clock  an outside air temperature display ...

  • Page 22: Odometer And Tripmeter Modes

    If this occurs, climbs above 40 °C, a higher tem- have a Yamaha dealer check the elec- perature than 40 °C will not be dis- Outside air temperature display trical circuit.

  • Page 23: Oil Change Indicator

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Push the “SELECT” button to switch tripmeter manually, it will reset itself After changing the engine oil, reset the the display between the odometer automatically and the display will re- oil change indicator and the oil change mode “ODO”, the tripmeter modes turn to the prior mode after refueling tripmeter.

  • Page 24: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS V-belt replacement indicator “V- If the V-belt is replaced before the V- EAU1234H Handlebar switches BELT” belt replacement indicator comes on (i.e., before the periodic V-belt replace- Left ment interval has been reached), the V- belt replacement tripmeter must be re- set for the next periodic V-belt replace- ment to be indicated at the correct time.

  • Page 25: Front Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12401 EAU12902 EAUS1963 Dimmer switch “ ” Front brake lever Rear brake lever Set this switch to “ ” for the high beam and to “ ” for the low beam. EAU12461 Turn signal switch “ ”...

  • Page 26: Abs

    ABS is operating. How- Always keep a sufficient distance ever, special tools are required, so from the vehicle ahead to match the please consult your Yamaha deal- riding speed even with ABS.  The ABS performs best with long braking distances.

  • Page 27: Fuel Tank Cap

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU37473 EWA11092 Fuel tank cap WARNING Make sure that the fuel tank cap is properly closed after filling fuel. Leaking fuel is a fire hazard. 1. Front wheel sensor 1. Fuel tank cap 2. “ ” mark To remove the fuel tank cap 1.

  • Page 28: Fuel

    2. Do not overfill the fuel tank. When EWA15152 Your Yamaha engine has been de- refueling, be sure to insert the WARNING signed to use regular unleaded gaso- pump nozzle into the fuel tank filler Gasoline is poisonous and can hole.

  • Page 29: Catalytic Converter

    The exhaust system is hot after op- ohol containing methanol is not eration. To prevent a fire hazard or recommended by Yamaha because it burns: can cause damage to the fuel system  Do not park the vehicle near or vehicle performance problems.

  • Page 30: Seat

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU60620 To close the seat EAUT3711 Seat Passenger footrest 1. Fold the seat down, and then push it down to lock it in place. To open the seat 2. Remove the key. 1. Place the vehicle on the center- stand.

  • Page 31: Storage Compartment

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS  Since the storage compartment  Do not leave your vehicle unat- EAU61130 Storage compartment accumulates heat when ex- tended with the seat open. posed to the sun and/or the en- gine heat, do not store anything susceptible to heat, consum- ables or flammable items inside ...

  • Page 32: Luggage Hook

    EAU61380 EAU15306 this system regularly and have a Luggage hook Sidestand Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not To use the luggage hook, pull it out as The sidestand is located on the left function properly. shown. side of the frame. Raise the sidestand...

  • Page 33: Ignition Circuit Cut-off System

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1096 Ignition circuit cut-off system Check the operation of the sidestand switch according to the following pro- cedure. 3-17

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    The vehicle must be placed on the center- stand during this inspection. Put the sidestand up. • If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha dealer check the system before riding. Push the start switch while applying either of the brake levers. The engine will start.

  • Page 35: Auxiliary Dc Connector

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU61140 Auxiliary DC connector ECA21160 NOTICE The accessory connected to the auxiliary DC connector should not be used with the engine turned off, and the load must never exceed 120 W (10 A), otherwise the fuse may blow or the battery may discharge.

  • Page 36: For Your Safety - Pre-operation Checks

    • If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-13 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check brake pads for wear. Front brake • Replace if necessary.

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    • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check throttle grip free play. Throttle grip 6-16, 6-22 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust throttle grip free play and lubricate ca- ble and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-22 •...

  • Page 38: Operation And Important Riding Points

    See page 5-3 for engine break-in in- gle sensor to stop the engine in case of understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. structions prior to operating the ve- a turnover. To start the engine after a EWA10272 hicle for the first time.

  • Page 39: Starting Off

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS The ABS warning light should EAU60640 EAU16782 Starting off Acceleration and deceleration come on when the main switch is 1. While pulling the rear brake lever turned to “ON” and then go off af- with your left hand and holding the ter traveling at a speed of 10 km/h grab bar with your right hand, (6 mi/h) or higher.

  • Page 40: Braking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU60650 EAU16821 EAU16831 Braking Tips for reducing fuel con- Engine break-in sumption There is never a more important period EWA17790 WARNING in the life of your engine than the period Fuel consumption depends largely on ...

  • Page 41: Parking

    [ECA16502]  Do not park near grass or other ECA10271 NOTICE flammable materials which might catch fire. If any engine trouble should occur during the engine break-in period, immediately have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.

  • Page 42: Periodic Maintenance And Adjustment

    To avoid possible burns, let tivities incorrectly may increase brake components cool before your risk of injury or death during touching them. service or while using the vehicle. If you are not familiar with vehicle ser- vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform service.

  • Page 43: Owner's Tool Kit

    If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.

  • Page 44: Periodic Maintenance Chart For The Emission Control System

     From 20000 km (12000 mi), repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4000 km (2400 mi).  Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and tech- nical skills.

  • Page 45: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU62100 General maintenance and lubrication chart ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 4000 km 8000 km 12000 km 16000 km CHECK (600 mi) (2400 mi) (4800 mi) (7200 mi) (9600 mi) Air filter element •...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 4000 km 8000 km 12000 km 16000 km CHECK (600 mi) (2400 mi) (4800 mi) (7200 mi) (9600 mi) • Check bearings for looseness or √ √...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 4000 km 8000 km 12000 km 16000 km CHECK (600 mi) (2400 mi) (4800 mi) (7200 mi) (9600 mi) Shock absorber as- • Check operation and shock ab- √...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU38263  Engine air filter and V-belt air filters • This model’s engine air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, which must not be cleaned with compressed air to avoid damaging it. • The engine air filter element needs to be replaced and the V-belt air filter elements need to be serviced more fre- quently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

  • Page 49: Removing And Installing The Panel

    1. Open the seat. (See page 3-14.) 2. Remove the screws, and then pull 1. Spark plug cap the panel off as shown. 2. Close the seat. 3. Remove the spark plug as shown, with a spark plug wrench available at a Yamaha dealer.

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    3. Install the spark plug cap. ating improperly. Do not attempt to 1. Spark plug gap 4. Install the panel. diagnose such problems yourself. In- Spark plug gap: stead, have a Yamaha dealer check 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) the vehicle.

  • Page 51: Check Engine Oil Level

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU61001 To change the engine oil and clean Engine oil and oil strainer the oil strainer The engine oil should be between the The engine oil level should be checked 1. Start the engine, warm it up for tip of the dipstick and the maximum before each ride.

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 7. Install engine oil drain bolt A, and not use oils with a diesel speci- then tighten both drain bolts to fication of “CD” or oils of a high- their specified torques. er quality than specified. In addition, do not use oils labeled Tightening torque: “ENERGY CONSERVING II”...

  • Page 53: Final Transmission Oil

    If any leakage is found, have a Yamaha dealer check and repair the Tightening torque: vehicle. In addition, the final transmis- Final transmission oil drain bolt: 22 Nm (2.2 m·kgf, 16 ft·lbf)

  • Page 54: Coolant

    If water has been and lubrication chart. added to the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer check the anti- EAU40157 freeze content of the coolant as To check the coolant level soon as possible, otherwise the 1.

  • Page 55: Air Filter And V-belt Case Air Filter Elements

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU60992 be operated without the air filter Air filter and V-belt case air fil- element installed, otherwise the ter elements piston(s) and/or cylinder(s) may The air filter element should be re- become excessively worn. placed and the V-belt case air filter el- [ECA10482] ement should be cleaned at the 5.

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Cleaning the air filter check hose 1. V-belt case air filter element cover 1. V-belt case air filter element 2. Bolt 1. Air filter check hose 3. Pull the V-belt case air filter ele- 1. Check the hose on the rear side of ment out, and then clean it with the air filter case for accumulated solvent.

  • Page 57: Checking The Throttle Grip Free Play

    EAU21385 EAU21402 Recommended oil: Checking the throttle grip free Valve clearance Yamaha foam air filter oil or other play The valve clearance changes with use, quality foam air filter oil resulting in improper air-fuel mixture and/or engine noise. To prevent this 5.

  • Page 58: Tires

    Operation of this vehicle with im- wall is cracked, have a Yamaha dealer cause an accident. proper tire pressure may cause se- replace the tire immediately.

  • Page 59: Cast Wheels

    EAU61160 Cast wheels WARNING checked by tire specialists to ascertain To maximize the performance, durabil-  Have a Yamaha dealer replace their suitability for further use. ity, and safe operation of your vehicle, excessively worn tires. Besides EWA10462 note the following points regarding the...

  • Page 60: Checking The Front Brake Lever Free Play

    Periodically check the brake have a Yamaha dealer inspect the lever free play and, if the free play is 20 brake system. mm (0.79 in) or more, have a Yamaha EWA14212 dealer check and adjust the brake sys- WARNING tem.

  • Page 61: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Pads

    EAU40262 Checking the front and rear Checking the brake fluid level peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace brake pads Before riding, check that the brake fluid the brake pads as a set. is above the minimum level mark.

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     Use only the specified brake flu- Rear brake fluid level goes down suddenly, have a id; otherwise, the rubber seals Yamaha dealer check the cause before may deteriorate, causing leak- further riding. age.  Refill with the same type of brake fluid.

  • Page 63: Changing The Brake Fluid

    Yamaha dealer at the intervals well as the brake hoses replaced at the cated if necessary. If a cable is...

  • Page 64: Lubricating The Front And Rear Brake Levers

    EWA10742 WARNING If the centerstand or sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. Otherwise, the centerstand or sidestand could contact the ground The pivoting points of the front and rear...

  • Page 65: Checking The Front Fork

    If any damage is found or the front face and hold it in an upright posi- fork does not operate smoothly, tion. WARNING! To avoid injury, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- securely support the vehicle so pair it. there is no danger of it falling over.

  • Page 66: Checking The Steering

    If any free hub or if the wheel does not turn have a Yamaha dealer check the tie play can be felt, have a Yamaha smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer rod.

  • Page 67: Charge Battery

    Battery skin, eyes or clothing and al- The leaning system must be checked ways shield your eyes when by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals working near batteries. In case specified in the periodic maintenance of contact, administer the fol- and lubrication chart.

  • Page 68: Store Battery

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT battery tends to discharge more quick- is turned to “OFF”, then connect EAU60983 Replacing the fuses ly if the vehicle is equipped with op- the positive lead before con- The main fuse and the fuse box, which tional electrical accessories.

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    6. If the fuse immediately blows 1. Turn the key to “OFF” and turn off possibly a fire. again, have a Yamaha dealer [EWA15132] the electrical circuit in question. check the electrical system. 2. Open the seat. (See page 3-14.) 7.

  • Page 70: Replacing The Headlight Bulb

    4. Install the headlight bulb cover, be adversely affected. Thor- and then connect the coupler. oughly clean off any dirt and fin- 5. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the gerprints on the headlight bulb headlight beam if necessary. using a cloth moistened with al- cohol or thinner.

  • Page 71: Auxiliary Light

    This model is equipped with an LED- If a turn signal light does not come on, type tail/brake light. have a Yamaha dealer check its electri- If the tail/brake light does not come on, cal circuit or replace the bulb.

  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    However, should your vehicle re- quire any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the vehicle prop- erly.

  • Page 73: Troubleshooting Charts

    Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the compression. 4. Compression The engine does not start. There is compression.

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    Start the engine. If the engine overheats again, have a The coolant level Yamaha dealer check and repair the cooling system. is OK. If coolant is not available, tap water can be temporarily used instead, provided that it is changed to the recommended cool- ant as soon as possible.

  • Page 75: Vehicle Care And Storage

    Be ECA20970 NOTICE even if high-quality components are sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- advice on what products to use be-  Avoid using strong acidic wheel noticed on a car, however, it detracts fore cleaning the vehicle.

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    VEHICLE CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using shield. Test the product on a After riding in the rain, near the sea, or plenty of water, as it is harmful small hidden part of the wind- on salt-sprayed roads to plastic parts.

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     Make sure that there is no oil or recognized.  Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- wax on the brakes or tires. If After cleaning vice on what products to use.

  • Page 78: Storage

    VEHICLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU60721 2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel 4. Lubricate all control cables and Storage stabilizer (if available) to prevent the pivoting points of all levers and the fuel tank from rusting and the pedals as well as of the side- Short-term fuel from deteriorating.

  • Page 79: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Air filter: Overall length: Recommended brand: Air filter element: 1905 mm (75.0 in) YAMALUBE Oil-coated paper element Overall width: Type: Fuel: 735 mm (28.9 in) SAE 10W-40, 20W-40 or 20W-50 Recommended fuel: Overall height: Regular unleaded gasoline (Gasohol (E10) 10 30 50 70 90 110 130 ˚F 1215 mm (47.8 in)

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    SPECIFICATIONS Trail: Rear wheel: Wheel travel: 68 mm (2.7 in) 89 mm (3.5 in) Wheel type: Track: Electrical system: Cast wheel 385 mm (15.2 in) Rim size: Ignition system: Front tire: 12 x MT2.15 Type: Unified brake system: Charging system: Tubeless AC magneto Operation:...

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    SPECIFICATIONS Engine trouble warning light: ABS warning light: Fuses: Main fuse: 20.0 A Headlight fuse: 20.0 A Signaling system fuse: 10.0 A ABS control unit fuse: 10.0 A ABS motor fuse: 30.0 A ABS solenoid fuse: 20.0 A Backup fuse: 10.0 A

  • Page 82: Consumer Information

    These identification numbers are needed when registering the vehicle with the authorities in your area and when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number 1. Engine serial number The vehicle identification number is The engine serial number is stamped stamped into the frame.

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    The model label is affixed to the inside of the storage compartment. (See page 3-15.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when order- ing spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.

  • Page 84: Index

    INDEX Front brake lever free play, Passenger footrest........3-14 checking..........6-19 ABS............3-10 Front fork, checking ......6-24 ABS warning light ........3-3 Rear brake lever free play, checking..6-19 Fuel............3-12 Acceleration and deceleration ....5-2 Fuel consumption, tips for reducing ..5-3 Air filter and V-belt case air filter Safe-riding points........1-5 Fuel tank cap........

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    INDEX Wheel bearings, checking ....6-25 Wheels..........6-18 10-2

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    Original instructions PRINTED IN THAILAND 2015.01

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