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  • Page 1 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL YZF-R1 1KB-28199-E0...
  • Page 2 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold. YAMAHA MOTOR ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 1450-6, Mori, Mori-machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken, 437-0292 Japan DECLARATION of CONFORMITY Company: YAMAHA MOTOR ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Address: 1450-6, Mori, Mori-Machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-Ken, 437-0292 Japan Hereby declare that the product: Kind of equipment: IMMOBILIZER...
  • Page 3 Yamaha a reputation for dependability. Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly, so as to enjoy all advantages of your YZF-R1. The Owner’s Manual does not only instruct you in how to operate, inspect and maintain your motorcycle, but also in how to safeguard yourself and others from trouble and injury.
  • Page 4: Important Manual Information

    IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10133 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.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10200 YZF-R1 OWNER’S MANUAL ©2011 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, July 2011 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 Adjusting the front fork ....3-30 Air filter element ......6-17 Adjusting the shock absorber Checking the engine idling DESCRIPTION ........2-1 assembly ........3-32 speed ........6-17 Left view ..........2-1 Luggage strap holders ....3-34 Checking the throttle grip free Right view ........2-2 Sidestand ........
  • Page 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Lubricating the swingarm pivots .........6-29 Checking the front fork ....6-30 Checking the steering ....6-30 Checking the wheel bearings ..6-31 Battery ..........6-31 Replacing the fuses ......6-33 Replacing a headlight bulb ...6-34 Tail/brake light ......6-35 Replacing a turn signal light bulb ...........6-36 Replacing the license plate light bulb ...........6-36...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10289 Safe Riding • Ride where other motorists can Perform the pre-operation checks each see you. Avoid riding in another time you use the vehicle to make sure it motorist’s blind spot. Be a Responsible Owner is in safe operating condition. Failure to ●...
  • Page 9 SAFETY INFORMATION ● ● due to excessive speed or under- This motorcycle is designed for on- A passenger should also observe cornering (insufficient lean angle road use only. It is not suitable for the above precautions. for the speed). off-road use. •...
  • Page 10 Yamaha accessories, which are avail- of the motorcycle is changed. To avoid to minimize imbalance or instabili- able only from a Yamaha dealer, have the possibility of an accident, use ex- been designed, tested, and approved treme caution when adding cargo or ●...
  • Page 11: Specifications

    • Accessories fitted to the handle- ● Use caution when adding electri- genuine Yamaha accessories, recog- bar or the front fork area can cal accessories. If electrical acces- nize that some aftermarket accessories...
  • Page 12 SAFETY INFORMATION ● Check that the fuel cock (if equipped) is in the “OFF” position and that there are no fuel leaks. ● Point the front wheel straight ahead on the trailer or in the truck bed, and choke it in a rail to pre- vent movement.
  • Page 13: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 4,5,6 12 11 1. Front fork spring preload adjusting bolt (page 3-30) 8. Shock absorber assembly compression damping force adjusting bolt (for slow compression damping) (page 3-32) 2. Front fork compression damping force adjusting screw (page 3-30) 9.
  • Page 14: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1,2,3 4 1. Storage compartment (page 3-29) 9. Radiator cap (page 6-14) 2. Luggage strap holder (page 3-34) 10.Engine oil filler cap (page 6-11) 3. Helmet holder (page 3-28) 11.Engine oil level check window (page 6-11) 4.
  • Page 15: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 3-20) 9. Brake lever (page 3-20) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-18) 3. Main switch/steering lock (page 3-3) 4. Multi-function meter unit (page 3-9) 5. Hazard switch (page 3-19) 6. Front brake fluid reservoir (page 6-23) 7.
  • Page 16: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU47632 This mode allows the rider to enjoy EAU10977 D-mode (drive mode) Immobilizer system smooth and sporty drivability from the D-mode is an electronically controlled low-speed range to the high-speed engine performance system with three range. mode selections (“STD”, “A”, and “B”).
  • Page 17 ● the vehicle along with all three keys to Do not expose any key to exces- a Yamaha dealer to have them re-reg- sively high temperatures. istered. Do not use the key with the red ● Do not place any key close to bow for driving.
  • Page 18: Main Switch/Steering Lock

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10472 EAU10550 EAU10683 Main switch/steering lock LOCK All electrical circuits are supplied with The steering is locked, and all electrical power, the meter lighting, taillight, li- systems are off. The key can be re- cense plate light and auxiliary lights moved.
  • Page 19: Indicator Lights And Warning Lights

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To unlock the steering ECA11020 EAU49391 Indicator lights and warning NOTICE lights Do not use the parking position for an extended length of time, other- wise the battery may discharge. 1. Push. 2. Turn. 1. Shift timing indicator light Push the key in, and then turn it to 2.
  • Page 20 3.0 seconds. If this oc- for 2.5 seconds. If this occurs, curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. EAU11254 vehicle.
  • Page 21 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS If the warning light does not come on initially when the key is turned to “ON”, or if the warning light remains on, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical circuit. ECA10021 NOTICE Do not continue to operate the en- gine if it is overheating.
  • Page 22 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Display Conditions What to do Under 39 °C Message “Lo” is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (Under 103 °F) 40–116 °C Coolant temperature is dis- OK. Go ahead with riding. (104–242 °F) played. Stop the vehicle and allow it to idle until Above 117 °C Coolant temperature flashes.
  • Page 23 “ON”, or if the and the lights by following the proce- This warning light comes on or flashes light remains on, have a Yamaha deal- dures under “Resetting” on page 3-23. if a problem is detected in the electrical er check the electrical circuit.
  • Page 24: Multi-Function Meter Unit

    “ON”, ● two tripmeters (which show the or if the indicator light remains on, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical distance traveled since they were circuit. last set to zero) 1. “RESET” button ●...
  • Page 25 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ● a self-diagnosis device The electric tachometer allows the rider To set the clock ● a display brightness and shift tim- to monitor the engine speed and keep it 1. Push the “SELECT” button and ing indicator light control mode within the ideal power range.
  • Page 26 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 3. Push the “SELECT” button again Split time history to reset the stopwatch. ● Reverse chronological order mode: The split times are shown Split time measurement from the latest to earliest (i.e., L1, 1. Push the “RESET” button to start L2, L3, L4).
  • Page 27 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS cancel currently selected Push the “SELECT” button to switch mode, and then repeat step 1 to the display between the odometer If the fuel level warning light comes on select the desired mode. mode “ODO”, the tripmeter modes (see page 3-4), the display automatical- ●...
  • Page 28 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ● If you do not reset the fuel reserve trip- “MPG” (for the UK only): The dis- This display shows the average fuel meter manually, it resets itself automat- tance that can be traveled on consumption since it was last reset. ically and the display returns to the prior 1.0 of fuel under the cur- ●...
  • Page 29 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Transmission gear display This display indicates which drive ECA10021 NOTICE mode has been selected: “STD”, “A” or “B”. For more details on the modes and Do not continue to operate the en- on how to select them, refer to pages gine if it is overheating.
  • Page 30 ● Even if the air intake temperature ed. For more details on the modes and Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. is set to be displayed, the coolant on how to select them, refer to page temperature warning light comes 3-21.
  • Page 31 1. Turn the key to “OFF”. This function allows you to se- Yamaha dealer and have the stan- 2. Push and hold the “SELECT” but- lect the engine speed at which dard keys re-registered.
  • Page 32 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 5. Push the “SELECT” button to con- 2. Push the “SELECT” button to con- To set the shift timing indicator light de- firm the selected brightness level. firm the selected indicator light ac- activation function The control mode changes to the tivity.
  • Page 33: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To adjust the shift timing indicator light EAU12349 Right Handlebar switches brightness 1. Push the “RESET” button to select Left the desired indicator light bright- ness level. 2. Push the “SELECT” button to con- firm the selected indicator light brightness level.
  • Page 34 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12400 EAU12660 ECA10061 Dimmer switch “ ” Engine stop switch “ ” NOTICE Set this switch to “ ” for the high Set this switch to “ ” before starting Do not use the hazard lights for an beam and to “...
  • Page 35: Clutch Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12820 EAU12871 EAU33851 Clutch lever Shift pedal Brake lever 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever 2. Brake lever position adjusting knob The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left 3.
  • Page 36: Brake Pedal

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS be sure to set it by aligning a groove on EAU12941 EAU51861 Brake pedal Traction control system the adjusting knob with the “ ” mark The traction control system helps main- on the brake lever. tain traction when accelerating. If sen- sors detect that the rear wheel is starting to slip (uncontrolled spinning), the traction control system assists by...
  • Page 37 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ● “TCS” modes 2 through 6 provide Setting the traction control system for more traction control system EWA16070 ● The traction control may engage WARNING assist. Mode 6 provides the most when the vehicle travels over a traction control system assist.
  • Page 38 1. Front wheel sensor rotor engine trouble warning light still remain 2. Front wheel sensor on after resetting, the motorcycle may still be ridden; however, have a Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle as soon as possible. ECA17731 1. Traction control system switch “TCS” NOTICE ●...
  • Page 39: Fuel Tank Cap

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13074 EAU13221 Fuel tank cap Fuel The fuel tank cap cannot be closed un- Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in less the key is in the lock. In addition, the tank. the key cannot be removed if the cap is EWA10881 WARNING not properly closed and locked.
  • Page 40 EWA15151 as well as to the exhaust system. WARNING Gasoline is poisonous and can Your Yamaha engine has been de- cause injury or death. Handle gaso- signed to use premium unleaded gaso- line with care. Never siphon gaso- line with a research octane number of line by mouth.
  • Page 41: Fuel Tank Breather Hose And Overflow Hose

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU51150 EAU13433 ECA10701 Fuel tank breather hose and Catalytic converter NOTICE overflow hose This model is equipped with a catalytic Use only unleaded gasoline. The use converter in the exhaust system. of leaded gasoline will cause unre- EWA10862 pairable damage to the catalytic WARNING...
  • Page 42: Seats

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU47271 Seats Passenger seat To remove the passenger seat 1. Insert the key into the seat lock, and then turn it clockwise. 1. Projection 1. Bolt 2. Seat holder 2. Remove the key. Rider seat To remove the rider seat 1.
  • Page 43: Helmet Holder

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU47530 Helmet holder 1. Projection To release the helmet from the hel- 2. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder met holder 2. Install the bolts with the hexagon Remove the passenger seat, remove The helmet holder is located on the bot- wrench.
  • Page 44: Storage Compartment

    189 kg (417 lb) for the ve- The rider footrests can be adjusted to hicle. one of two positions to suit the rider’s preference. Have a Yamaha dealer ad- just the position of the rider footrests. Left side 1. Storage compartment The storage compartment is located under the passenger seat.
  • Page 45: Rear View Mirrors

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU47260 EAU47621 load thereby soften Rear view mirrors Adjusting the front fork suspension, turn the adjusting bolt on The rear view mirrors of this vehicle can EWA14670 each fork leg in direction (b). WARNING be folded forward for parking in narrow spaces.
  • Page 46 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS pression damping force and thereby Spring preload setting: soften the compression damping, turn Minimum (soft): the adjusting screw in direction (b). Standard: Be sure to perform this adjustment on Maximum (hard): the left front fork leg. Rebound damping force The rebound damping force is adjusted 1.
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Shock Absorber Assembly

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU51890 Adjusting the shock absorber Although the total number of clicks of a assembly damping force adjusting mechanism This shock absorber assembly is may not exactly match the above spec- equipped with a spring preload adjust- ifications due to small differences in ing screw, a rebound damping force production, the actual number of clicks...
  • Page 48 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Compression damping force Compression damping setting (for fast compression damping): Minimum (soft): 4 turn(s) in direction (b)* Standard: 3 turn(s) in direction (b)* Maximum (hard): 0 turn(s) in direction (b)* * With the adjusting bolt fully turned in direction (a) 1.
  • Page 49: Luggage Strap Holders

    To obtain a precise adjustment, it is ad- sembly yourself. Take the shock visable to check the actual total number absorber assembly to a Yamaha of clicks or turns of each damping force dealer for any service. adjusting mechanism. This adjustment...
  • Page 50: Sidestand

    EAU44892 Sidestand Ignition circuit cut-off system Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not The sidestand is located on the left side The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- function properly. of the frame. Raise the sidestand or...
  • Page 51 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS WARNING With the engine turned off: 1. Move the sidestand down. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to “ ”. dealer check the system before riding.
  • Page 52: For Your Safety - Pre-Operation Checks

    • If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-14 • 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.
  • Page 53 • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check throttle grip free play. Throttle grip 6-18, 6-27 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust throttle grip free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-27 •...
  • Page 54 • Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-35 • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
  • Page 55: Operation And Important Riding Points

    ● a lean angle sensor to stop the en- understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. ● The transmission is in the neutral gine in case of a turnover. In this EWA10271 position.
  • Page 56: Shifting

    The neutral indicator quate lubrication may damage light should come on. If not, ask a the transmission. 1. Shift pedal Yamaha dealer to check the elec- 2. Neutral position ● Always use the clutch while trical circuit. changing gears to avoid damag- Shifting gears lets you control the 3.
  • Page 57: Tips For Reducing Fuel Consumption

    Yamaha dealer check the vehi- to the correct operating clearances. ● Turn the engine off instead of let- cle.
  • Page 58: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17213 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. EWA10311 WARNING ● Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot, park in a place where pedestri- ans or children are not likely to touch them and be burned.
  • Page 59: Periodic Maintenance And Adjustment

    – possibly leading to pending on the weather, terrain, geo- that is certified (if applicable). Yamaha death. See page 1-2 for more in- graphical location, and individual use, dealers are trained and equipped to...
  • Page 60: 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 61: Periodic Maintenance Chart For The Emission Control System

    ● From 50000 km (30000 mi), repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10000 km (6000 mi). ● Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. EAU46910 Periodic maintenance chart for the emission control system...
  • Page 62: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU1770C General maintenance and lubrication chart ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) √ 1 * Air filter element •...
  • Page 63 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation and for exces- √ √...
  • Page 64 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation. √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 65 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation. • Check throttle grip free play, and √...
  • Page 66: Removing And Installing Cowlings

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18781 Removing and installing cowl- ings The cowlings shown need to be re- moved to perform some of the mainte- nance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a cowl- ing needs to be removed and installed. 1.
  • Page 67 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Turn signal light lead coupler 1. Slot 1. Cowling C 2. Projection 2. Quick fastener screw To install a cowling 3. Install the quick fasteners and the 3. Slide the cowling forward to un- 1. Connect the turn signal light lead quick fastener screws.
  • Page 68: Checking The Spark Plugs

    Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. If a spark plug shows signs of electrode erosion and excessive carbon or other deposits, it should be replaced.
  • Page 69: Engine Oil And Oil Filter Cartridge

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Before installing a spark plug, the spark EAU47281 Engine oil and oil filter car- plug gap should be measured with a If a torque wrench is not available when tridge wire thickness gauge and, if necessary, installing a spark plug, a good estimate The engine oil level should be checked adjusted to specification.
  • Page 70: To Change Engine Oil

    4. Engine oil filler cap An oil filter wrench is available at a 1. Engine oil drain bolt 4. If the engine oil is at or below the Yamaha dealer. 2. Gasket minimum level mark, add sufficient oil of the recommended type to 6.
  • Page 71 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Recommended engine oil: See page 8-1. Oil quantity: Without oil filter cartridge replace- ment: 3.73 L (3.94 US qt, 3.28 Imp.qt) With oil filter cartridge replacement: 3.93 L (4.15 US qt, 3.46 Imp.qt) 1. O-ring 1. Torque wrench Be sure to wipe off spilled oil on any parts after the engine and exhaust sys- Tightening torque:...
  • Page 72: Coolant

    Yamaha dealer check ing the bolts, remove the coolant varies with engine temperature. the vehicle.
  • Page 73: To Change The Coolant

    [EWA10381] corrosion. If water has been added to the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer check the anti- freeze content of the coolant as soon as possible, otherwise the effectiveness of the coolant will 1. Coolant reservoir cap be reduced.
  • Page 74 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Remove the coolant reservoir cov- 7. Remove the coolant reservoir by 11. Pour the recommended coolant er by removing the bolts, and then removing the bolts, and then turn into the reservoir to the maximum remove the coolant reservoir cap.
  • Page 75: Air Filter Element

    16. Install the coolant reservoir cover Have a Yamaha dealer replace the air Yamaha dealer. by installing the bolts. filter element. 17. Install the cowlings.
  • Page 76: Checking The Throttle Grip Free Play

    To prevent this cle, note the following points regarding from occurring, the valve clearance the specified tires. must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 77 “broken * Total weight of rider, passenger, car- cracked, have a Yamaha dealer re- in” for it to develop its optimal go and accessories place the tire immediately.
  • Page 78 ● Use only the specified replace- model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. ment tires. Other tires may run the danger of bursting at super Front tire: high speeds.
  • Page 79: Cast Wheels

    If any 2. Loosen the locknut at the crank- damage is found, have a Yamaha case. dealer replace the wheel. Do not 3. To increase the clutch lever free...
  • Page 80: Checking The Brake Lever Free Play

    If there is free play, come on just before braking takes ef- have a Yamaha dealer inspect the fect. If necessary, adjust the rear brake brake system. light switch as follows, but the front...
  • Page 81: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Pads

    EAU22581 Checking the front and rear Checking the brake fluid level have a Yamaha dealer replace the brake pads Before riding, check that the brake fluid brake pads as a set. is above the minimum level mark.
  • Page 82 ● Rear brake Use only the specified brake flu- 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 83: Changing The Brake Fluid

    EAU22731 EAU22760 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted the TIP after the periodic maintenance if necessary.
  • Page 84: Cleaning And Lubricating The Drive Chain

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT gine as well as other vital parts EAU23025 Tightening torques: Cleaning and lubricating the of the motorcycle and can lead Axle nut: drive chain to chain slippage or breakage. 150 Nm (15 m·kgf, 108 ft·lbf) The drive chain must be cleaned and Locknut: To prevent this from occurring, 16 Nm (1.6 m·kgf, 12 ft·lbf)
  • Page 85: Checking And Lubricating The Cables

    Yamaha dealer at the intervals speci- ed if necessary. If a cable is damaged fied in the periodic maintenance chart.
  • Page 86: Checking And Lubricating The Brake And Shift Pedals

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU44273 Brake pedal EAU23142 Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the brake and shift pedals brake and clutch levers The operation of the brake and shift Brake lever pedals should be checked before each ride, and the pedal pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.
  • Page 87: Checking And Lubricating The Sidestand

    The operation of the sidestand should The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- be checked before each ride, and the ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal specified in the periodic maintenance contact surfaces should be lubricated if and lubrication chart.
  • Page 88: Checking The Front Fork

    WARNING! To avoid injury, of it falling over. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- [EWA10751] securely support the vehicle so 2. Hold the lower ends of the front pair it.
  • Page 89: Checking The Wheel Bearings

    6. Negative battery lead (black) • EYES: Flush with water for 15 smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check minutes and seek prompt The battery is located under the rider the wheel bearings.
  • Page 90 “OFF”, then discon- To charge the battery nect the negative lead before Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- disconnecting the positive lead. tery as soon as possible if it seems to [ECA16302] have discharged.
  • Page 91: Replacing The Fuses

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU49823 Replacing the fuses The main fuse, the fuel injection system fuse, and the fuse boxes, which contain the fuses for the individual circuits, are located under the rider seat. (See page 3-27.) 6 5 4 3 2 1 1.
  • Page 92: Replacing A Headlight Bulb

    4. If the fuse immediately blows 1. Headlight bulb cover lens. again, have a Yamaha dealer 2. Disconnect the headlight coupler. Do not use a headlight bulb of a check the electrical system. wattage higher than specified.
  • Page 93: Tail/Brake Light

    6. Install the headlight bulb cover by This model is equipped with an LED- turning it clockwise. type tail/brake light. 7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the If the tail/brake light does not come on, headlight beam if necessary. have a Yamaha dealer check it.
  • Page 94: Replacing A Turn Signal Light Bulb

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24204 EAU24313 Replacing a turn signal light Replacing the license plate bulb light bulb 1. Remove the turn signal light lens 1. Remove the license plate light unit by removing the screw. by removing the screws. 1.
  • Page 95: Auxiliary Light

    If the auxiliary light does not come on, by using a motorcycle stand or, if 5. Install the socket (together with the have a Yamaha dealer check it. an additional motorcycle stand is bulb) by pushing it in. not available, by placing a jack un- 6.
  • Page 96: Troubleshooting

    The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vital systems your- self. However, should your motorcycle require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the motorcycle properly.
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting Charts

    Remove the spark plugs and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the battery. 4. Battery The engine turns over The battery is good.
  • Page 98 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 coolant as soon as possible.
  • Page 99: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    Some models are equipped with ble. Rust and corrosion can develop matte colored finished parts. Be Cleaning sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for even if high-quality components are ECA15092 advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un-...
  • Page 100 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using pounds for plastic may leave plenty of water, as it is harmful scratches on the windshield. Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may to plastic parts. Test the product on a small hid- remain well into spring.
  • Page 101 WARNING mufflers is normal and cannot be removed. ● Contaminants on the brakes or tires Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- can cause loss of control. vice on what products to use. ● After cleaning Make sure that there is no oil or ●...
  • Page 102: Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU26203 2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel e. Remove the spark plug caps Storage stabilizer (if available) to prevent from the spark plugs, and then the fuel tank from rusting and the install the spark plugs and the Short-term fuel from deteriorating.
  • Page 103 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Make any necessary repairs before storing the motorcycle.
  • Page 104: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Fuel: Overall length: Recommended brand: Recommended fuel: 2070 mm (81.5 in) YAMALUBE Premium unleaded gasoline only Overall width: Type: Fuel tank capacity: 715 mm (28.1 in) SAE 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-40, 20W-40 or 18.0 L (4.76 US gal, 3.96 Overall height: 20W-50 Fuel reserve amount:...
  • Page 105 SPECIFICATIONS 2nd: Manufacturer/model: Rim size: 2.063 (33/16) DUNLOP/Qualifier II 17M/C x MT6.00 3rd: Loading: Front brake: 1.762 (37/21) Maximum load: Type: 4th: 189 kg (417 lb) Dual disc brake 1.522 (35/23) (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and Operation: 5th: accessories) Right hand operation 1.364 (30/22)
  • Page 106 SPECIFICATIONS Charging system: Fuel level warning light: AC magneto Battery: Coolant temperature warning light: Model: Engine trouble warning light: YTZ10S Voltage, capacity: Immobilizer system indicator light: 12 V, 8.6 Ah Headlight: Shift timing indicator light: Bulb type: Halogen bulb Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity: Traction control system indicator/warning light: Headlight:...
  • Page 107: Consumer Information

    Record the vehicle identification num- ber and model label information in the spaces provided below for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehicle is stolen. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number 1.
  • Page 108 INDEX Engine trouble warning light ....3-8 Multi-function meter unit......3-9 Air filter element ........6-17 Auxiliary light......... 6-37 Front and rear brake pads, checking..6-23 Neutral indicator light ......3-5 Front fork, adjusting......3-30 Front fork, checking ......6-30 Battery...........
  • Page 109 INDEX Throttle grip free play, checking ... 6-18 Tires............6-18 Tool kit ............ 6-2 Traction control system ......3-21 Traction control system indicator/warning light......3-8 Traction control system switch ..... 3-19 Troubleshooting........6-38 Troubleshooting charts ......6-39 Turn signal indicator lights ...... 3-5 Turn signal light bulb, replacing....

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2011 yzf-r1b