Yamaha YDRA Owner's/Operator's Manual
Yamaha YDRA Owner's/Operator's Manual

Yamaha YDRA Owner's/Operator's Manual

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S / OPERATOR’S MANUAL READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. YDRA 4 STROKE PERSONAL TRANSPORT VEHICLE JC0-F8199-30 LIT-19626-19-16...
  • Page 3 PTV, please consult a Yamaha dealer. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA YDRA PTV Owner's/Operator's Manual © 2015 by Yamaha Motor Corporation 1st edition All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Corporation USA is expressly prohibited.
  • Page 4 If you have any safety messages that follow this questions concerning this manual, symbol to avoid possible injury or please consult your Yamaha dealer. death. A WARNING indicates a potentially Read and understand this manual hazardous situation which, if not...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

  • Page 6: Warranty

    Yamaha golf car Transport Vehicle (PTV) purchased from an authorized dealer for service or in performing field service are Yamaha golf car dealer in the United States will be also excluded from this warranty. free from defects in material and workmanship for •...
  • Page 7 Car Company will repair your SORE vehicle at no will be repaired or replaced by Yamaha Golf-Car cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor. Company according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:...
  • Page 8 WARRANTED PARTS: The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if Yamaha Golf- Car Company demonstrates that the SORE vehicle has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and...
  • Page 9: Important Labels

    IMPORTANT LABELS SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION LABELS Please read the following labels carefully before operating your PTV, and promptly replace any labels which become damaged or removed. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to read and comply with the safety instruction labels.
  • Page 12 Keep a record of these numbers for reference when ordering parts from a Yamaha Golf- Car Company dealer. Y-910c The engine serial number 2 is affixed in the location shown.
  • Page 13: Operator Safety

    OPERATOR SAFETY Yamaha PTVs are designed to be simple to operate. However, be sure to observe the following to reduce the risk of serious injury or death due to loss of control and other hazards: BEFORE OPERATING THE PTV Read this Owner’s/Operator’s manual and all safety and instruction labels on the PTV before operating.
  • Page 14 OPERATOR SAFETY Use extra care in congested areas or when backing up. Always back up slowly, and watch carefully. Avoid starting or stopping abruptly. Vary the speed of the PTV to match the terrain. Avoid turning the steering wheel too sharply at higher speeds to avoid tipping or rolling the vehicle.
  • Page 15: Safety Considerations

    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Like all machines, PTVs can cause HAZARD PREVENTION injury if improperly used or maintained. Drivers should be mindful of road hazards, and avoid dangerous Experience has shown that PTVs are situations that may include the safe when operated in accordance following: with the safety warnings affixed to every PTV.
  • Page 16 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Loose Terrain – Avoid areas of MAINTENANCE loose terrain which may cause a REQUIRED FOR PTV PTV to lose traction and affect SAFETY stability. Take notice of conditions and reduce speed when driving on Practice the following to help ensure uneven or loose terrain.
  • Page 17 PTV to avoid any unexpected vehicle If new nameplates, warnings or movement. instructions are needed, contact your Yamaha dealer. When working on the fuel system or the battery, do not smoke, or allow any sparks or open flames FUEL HANDLING/...
  • Page 18: Controls

    CONTROLS FEATURES 1 Engine/oil a Seat b Front body warning light/ c Headlights fuel gauge/ d Front tire hour meter 2 Main/Light e Front bumper f Battery switch 3 Brake pedal g Rear body 4 Parking brake h Rear tire i Rear bumper pedal Y-2294...
  • Page 19: Main Switch

    CONTROLS MAIN SWITCH The main switch controls the following items: 1 / 2 “OFF” The electrical power circuit is switched off. The key can be removed only in this position. Y-1639c “ON” The electrical power circuit is switched on. The PTV can be driven. 1 / 2 Y-1640d “ON”...
  • Page 20: Drive Select Lever

    NOTICE If the light is flashing, do not operate the vehicle. Contact your 1 / 2 Yamaha Service representative to have the vehicle serviced. å Engine/oil warning light Y-1640e DRIVE SELECT LEVER The drive select lever is used to shift the PTV into forward or reverse.
  • Page 21 CONTROLS ACCELERATOR PEDAL The accelerator pedal controls the PTV’s speed. Action Car Speed Depress pedal Increase Y-20A Release pedal Decrease å Accelerator pedal BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the brake pedal to stop the PTV. ∫ Brake pedal Y-21a PARKING BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the parking brake pedal whenever parking the PTV.
  • Page 22: Hour Meter

    CONTROLS HEADLIGHT/TAILLIGHT ON POSITION Turn the main switch all the way to 1 / 2 the right to the second ON position. This will activate the headlights and taillights. Y-1641b FUEL GAUGE The fuel gauge displays the fuel level in the fuel tank. The fuel gauge will only work when the key is in the ON 1 / 2 position.
  • Page 23: Pre-Operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Pre-operation checks should be made each time you use your PTV. Get in the habit of performing the following checks in the same way so that they become second nature. To keep vehicle from moving while performing pre-operation checks: Remove main switch key.
  • Page 24 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS FUEL SYSTEM Make sure there is sufficient fuel in the tank. Also check fuel line and connections for leakage. å Fuel tank ∫ Fuel cap ç E.F.I. fuel pump ∂ Fuel tank vent Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and explosive.
  • Page 25: Engine Oil

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS NOTICE Avoid using gasoline blended with methyl alcohol which can damage fuel system parts. ENGINE OIL With the golf car parked on level Y-514 ground, remove the dipstick and make sure the engine oil is between the MIN and MAX marks (the crosshatched area on the end of the dipstick).
  • Page 26: Tire Wear Limit

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Engine Cooling Inlet Duct Check the engine cooling inlet duct for debris. Remove any debris present. å Engine cooling inlet duct BATTERY Check that the battery is held securely in place to prevent the battery from being damaged from vibration or jarring.
  • Page 27: Steering System

    The alarm should sound. PEDAL OPERATION Y-33 Check the following pedal controls for proper operation. If a pedal does not work properly, consult a Yamaha dealer. Accelerator Pedal With the main switch in the “OFF” position, make sure the accelerator pedal operates smoothly.
  • Page 28 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Brake Pedal Make sure the brake pedal feels firm when pressed and returns to its original position when released. ∫ Brake pedal Parking Brake Pedal Y-21a Make sure the parking brake pedal locks in place with a positive click, and releases when the accelerator pedal is pressed.
  • Page 29: Operation

    OPERATION BODY AND CHASSIS Before each use, visually inspect the PTV body and chassis for damaged and/or missing parts. STARTING 1. With the parking brake applied, turn the drive select lever to “F” for forward, or “R” for reverse. NOTICE Do not shift from “F”...
  • Page 30 OPERATION STOPPING To stop the PTV, gradually press down on the brake pedal. å Brake pedal When the PTV has come to a stop, apply the parking brake pedal and turn the main switch to “OFF.” ∫ Parking brake pedal NOTICE Do not hold the PTV on an incline with the accelerator –...
  • Page 31: Maintenance

    Check shock absorbers for oil leaks and damaged springs Items without a page number reference should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. This manual does not contain these procedures. They are contained in the Service Manual.
  • Page 32 CS R adjust or replace if necessary Items without a page number reference should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. This manual does not contain these procedures. They are contained in the Service Manual. **Related to emission control system.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Electrical/Electronic System.” Dirty injector Consult Yamaha dealer It is recommended that these items Electrical System be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or Spark plug dirty Clean carbon or other qualified mechanic. with carbon, or wipe spark plug Faulty ignition...
  • Page 34: Spark Plug Inspection

    MAINTENANCE Spark Plug Inspection You should periodically remove and inspect the spark plug. Dirty or worn spark plugs can cause poor performance. When removing or installing the spark plug, be careful not to damage the insulator. A damaged insulator could allow external sparks, which could lead to explosion or fire.
  • Page 35: Engine Oil Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Replacement 1. Warm up the engine for several minutes, place the golf car on a level surface, then stop the engine. Use caution not to touch hot engine oil or hot engine parts, during the following procedure. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the safety instructions in this manual.
  • Page 36: Air Filter

    After replacing engine oil, check for oil leaks around the drain plug. If oil Y-515 leaks are found, consult a Yamaha dealer. Air Filter To remove the air filter elements: 1. Unlatch the air filter cover clips and remove cover.
  • Page 37: Drive Belt

    MAINTENANCE Inspection and cleaning: 3. Wash the foam pre-filter in soap and water. Allow it to dry. å Soap and water ∫ Foam element 4. Check the filter element. If damaged or dirty, replace it. NOTICE Y-508 Do not wring out the foam pre-filter, this could cause it to tear.
  • Page 38 MAINTENANCE Inspection: To inspect the drive belt, check for frayed edges or tears, and measure drive belt against the following specification. If the belt shows excessive wear or damage, replace the belt with a new one. å New: 31.0 mm (1.20 in.) ∫...
  • Page 39: Fuse Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Fuse Replacement Be sure to use the specified fuse. Using a wrong fuse can cause electrical system damage and create a fire hazard. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the safety instructions in this manual. NOTICE When replacing a fuse, be sure the main switch is turned off to...
  • Page 40 8. Install the oil level plug. 9. Install the bag holder insert 3 and secure with two bolts 2 and seven plastic rivets 1. For transaxle oil replacement, consult a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. Y-1994 8-10...
  • Page 41: Wheel Replacement

    Before you operate the PTV, press down on the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes are functioning properly. Consult your Yamaha dealer before using your PTV if you suspect brake problems. Brake failure could result in a serious accident.
  • Page 42 MAINTENANCE Brake Pedal Free Play Adjustment Check the brake pedal free play by pressing against the pedal with two fingers (using light force) and measuring the distance the pedal travels before resistance is felt. Y-62b Brake pedal free play Å: 20-25 mm (0.79-0.98 in.) To adjust the brake pedal free play: 1.
  • Page 43 MAINTENANCE Replacing a Headlight Bulb If the headlight burns out replace it as follows: 1. Remove the bulb holder 1 and bulb 2 by removing the three screws 3 located on the back of the bezel 4. 2. Disconnect the wire connectors Y-1968 Y-1968 from the bulb.
  • Page 44 MAINTENANCE Adjusting a Headlight NOTICE It is recommended to have the headlight adjustment performed by a Yamaha dealer. 1. Loosen the two screws 1 for the headlight bulb bracket. Do not remove the screws, just loosen them. The screws can be accessed from...
  • Page 45: Storage

    STORAGE Perform the following preparations 2. Have the battery recharged when storing your PTV for extended every 60-90 days to keep it fully periods of time: charged. The battery must be kept fully charged to avoid damage. 3. Batteries like the one supplied Turn main switch key to “OFF”...
  • Page 46: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Items YDRA PTV Dimensions: Overall length 2395 mm (94.3 in.) Overall width 1200 mm (47.2 in.) Overall height (steering height) 1190 mm (46.9 in.) Height of floor 310 mm (12.2 in.) Wheelbase 1640 mm (64.6 in.) Tread: Front 870 mm (34.3 in.)
  • Page 47 SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Items YDRA PTV Description: Engine type 4-stroke, Gasoline, OHV Number of cylinders Single Displacement 357 cm Bore x stroke 85 x 63 mm (3.30 x 2.48 in.) Compression ratio 8.1:1 Rated output 8.5 kw (11.4 hp)/3500 rpm Cooling system...
  • Page 48 SPECIFICATIONS BATTERIES Items YDRA PTV Battery: BCI group 24, RC: minimum 75 min CCA: minimum 400A CHASSIS Items YDRA PTV Steering system: Type Rack and Pinion Steering angle (L.H.) 1.85 turn Steering angle (R.H.) 1.85 turn Brakes: Brake system Mechanical drum brake on each rear wheel...
  • Page 49: Wiring

  • Page 52 Printed in U.S.A Yamaha Motor Corporation USA 2015-KCC 800-962-7926 JC0-F8199-30...

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