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  • Page 1 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. Il convient de lire attentivement ce manuel avant la pre- mière utilisation du véhicule. Bitte lesen Sie diese Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch, bevor Sie das Fahrzeug in Betrieb nehmen. OWNER’S MANUAL MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG PW50 PW50F PW50F1 2SA-28199-81...
  • Page 2 Original instructions Notice originale Originalbetriebsanleitung PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED IN JAPAN IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER RECYCLÉ 2014.06-1.4×1 CR AUF RECYCLINGPAPIER GEDRUCKT (E,F,G)
  • Page 3 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL PW50 PW50F PW50F1 2SA-28199-81-E0...
  • Page 4 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold. EC Declaration of Conformity conforming to Directive 98/37/EC, 2006/42/EC We, YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Japan, declare in sole responsibility, that the product PW50 (JYA3PT00000045774–...
  • Page 5 Yamaha has met these standards without reducing the performance or economy of operation of the motorcycle. To maintain these high standards, it is important that you and your Yamaha dealer pay close attention to the recommended maintenance schedules and operating instructions contained within this manual.
  • Page 6 Your motorcycle is equipped with an adjustable speed limiter and a power reduction plate. Yamaha recommends that all beginners start off with the speed limiter adjusting screw turned in and the power reduction plate installed in the exhaust manifold to limit the power available while they learn.
  • Page 7: Important Manual Information

    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.
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10201 PW50/PW50F/PW50F1 OWNER’S MANUAL ©2014 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, May 2014 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS LOCATION OF IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY – Checking the throttle grip free LABELS ..........1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 5-1 play ..........7-12 Tires ..........7-12 SAFETY INFORMATION ....2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Panel wheels .........7-14 RIDING POINTS ........ 6-1 Adjusting the front and rear brake DESCRIPTION ........3-1 Starting and warming up a cold lever free play ......7-14...
  • Page 10 TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS......9-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION ..10-1 Identification numbers....10-1 INDEX ..........11-1...
  • Page 11: Location Of Important Labels

    Read and understand all of the labels on your vehicle. They contain important information for safe and proper operation of your vehicle. Never remove any labels from your vehicle. If a label becomes difficult to read or comes off, a replacement label is available from your Yamaha dealer. For Canada...
  • Page 12 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Canada WARNING • BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. • NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger. • NEVER OPERATE THIS VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS. You can collide with another vehicle if you operate this vehicle on a public road.
  • Page 13 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Canada TIRE INFORMATION INFORMATION SUR LES PNEUS Cold tire nor mal pressure should be set as La pression des pneus à froid doit normalement follows. être réglée comme suit. FRO NT : 1 0 0 kPa , { 1 . 0 0 k gf / cm ²} , 15 ps i AVANT : 10 0 kPa , { 1 .0 0 kg f/cm²...
  • Page 15 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Europe PW50 2.1 kW 39 kg 5PG-2156A-10 5B6-2816R-00 EN16029 2014 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 100 kPa 100 kPa 2500 SHINGAI, IWATA, JAPAN 1.00 kgf/cm² 1.00 kgf/cm² 15 psi 15 psi 5B6-2817L-00 5PG-2816R-00...
  • Page 16 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS Familiarize yourself with the following pictograms and read the explanatory text. Read the Owner’s manual. Never use on paved roads. Always approved Never carry passengers. helmet and protective gear. Use from 6 years old. This unit contains high- Operation of this motorcycle...
  • Page 17 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS Use unleaded gasoline only. 1 Year of construction **** YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 2500 SHINGAI, IWATA, JAPAN Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold. Adjust the tire pressure. Improper tire pressure can cause loss of control.
  • Page 18 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Oceania and South Africa...
  • Page 19 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Oceania and South Africa WARNING TIRE INFORMATION • BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S Cold tire nor mal pressure should be set as MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. follows. • NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger.
  • Page 20: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION  Never operate a motorcycle with-  The failure of motorists to detect EAU4093C out proper training or instruction. and recognize motorcycles in traf- Take a training course. Beginners fic is the predominating cause of Be a Responsible Owner should receive training from a cer- automobile/motorcycle accidents.
  • Page 21 SAFETY INFORMATION  Many accidents involve inexperi-  The posture of the operator is im-  Never wear loose-fitting clothes, enced operators. portant for proper control. The op- otherwise they could catch on the • Make sure that you are qualified erator should keep both hands on control levers, footrests, or wheels and that you only lend your mo-...
  • Page 22 Yamaha accessories, which are avail-  Accessory weight should be kept you try to ventilate engine exhaust able only from a Yamaha dealer, have with fans or open windows and as low and close to the motorcy- been designed, tested, and approved doors, carbon monoxide can rap- cle as possible.
  • Page 23 SAFETY INFORMATION products or having other modifications • Bulky or large accessories may tires, rims, sizes, and combinations performed to your vehicle that change seriously affect the stability of may not be appropriate. Refer to page any of the vehicle’s design or operation the motorcycle.
  • Page 24 SAFETY INFORMATION the location for the straps carefully so the straps will not rub against painted surfaces during transport.  The suspension should be com- pressed somewhat by the tie- downs, if possible, so that the mo- torcycle will not bounce exces- sively during transport.
  • Page 25: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10411 Left view 1. Spark plug (page 7-6) 2. Fuel cock (page 4-6) 3. Throttle stop screw (page 7-11) 4. Air filter element (page 7-9) 5. Kickstarter (page 4-7) 6. Centerstand (page 7-17)
  • Page 26: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10421 Right view 1. Spark arrester (page 7-10) 2. Seat (page 4-7) 3. Transmission oil filler cap (page 7-8) 4. Fuel tank cap (page 4-3) 5. 2-stroke engine oil tank cap (page 4-6) 6. Transmission oil drain bolt (page 7-8)
  • Page 27: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10431 Controls and instruments 1. Rear brake lever (page 4-3) 2. Starter (choke) lever (page 4-7) 3. Engine stop switch (page 4-1) 4. Front brake lever (page 4-2) 5. Throttle grip (page 7-12)
  • Page 28: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS  The engine speed is limited while EAU40661 EAU41045 Handlebar switch Speed limiter and power re- this switch is set to the “START” duction plate position, therefore the motorcycle Your motorcycle is equipped with an cannot be ridden in that switch adjustable speed limiter and a power position.
  • Page 29: Front Brake Lever

    1. Front brake lever more than 7 mm (0.28 in) before con- 3. Tighten the locknut. sulting a Yamaha dealer. Always The front brake lever is located on the make sure the throttle grip free play right side of the handlebar. To apply is adjusted to 1.5–3.5 mm (0.06–0.14...
  • Page 30: Rear Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12952 EAU13183 EAU13213 Rear brake lever Fuel tank cap Fuel Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in the tank. EWA10882 WARNING Gasoline and gasoline vapors are extremely flammable. To avoid fires and explosions and to reduce the risk of injury when refueling, follow these instructions.
  • Page 31 For Canada does not exceed 10% (E10). Gasohol containing methanol is not recom- 1. Fuel tank filler tube Recommended fuel: mended by Yamaha because it can 2. Maximum fuel level REGULAR UNLEADED GASOLINE cause damage to the fuel system or ONLY 3.
  • Page 32: Fuel Tank Breather Hose

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Your Yamaha engine has been de- brand or premium unleaded fuel. Use EAU13414 Fuel tank breather hose signed to use regular unleaded gaso- of unleaded fuel will extend spark plug line with a research octane number of life and reduce maintenance costs.
  • Page 33: 2-stroke Engine Oil

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS O (on) EAU13454 EAU40702 2-stroke engine oil Fuel cock Make sure that there is sufficient 2- The fuel cock supplies fuel from the stroke engine oil in the oil tank. Add the tank to the carburetor while filtering it recommended 2-stroke engine oil as also.
  • Page 34: Starter (choke) Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13591 EAU13681 EAU40921 Starter (choke) lever “ ” Kickstarter Seat To remove the seat 1. Remove the mudguard by remov- ing the bolts and washers. 1. Starter (choke) lever “ ” 1. Kickstarter Starting a cold engine requires a richer To start the engine, fold out the kick- air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by starter lever, move it down lightly with...
  • Page 35: Cable Lock (for Europe)

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 4. Route one end of the cable EAU53762 Cable lock (for Europe) through the rear wheel, and then Your motorcycle came with an external insert both ends of the cable into anti-theft device to help prevent unau- the lock assembly and lock it.
  • Page 36: For Your Safety - Pre-operation Checks

    Failure to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. Do not operate the vehicle if you find any problem. If a problem cannot be corrected by the procedures provided in this manual, have the vehicle inspected by a Yamaha dealer. Before using this vehicle, check the following points:...
  • Page 37 • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check throttle grip free play. Throttle grip 7-12, 7-16 • 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 7-16 •...
  • Page 38: Operation And Important Riding Points

    1. Turn the fuel cock lever to “O” there is a control or function you do not tion that the starter (choke) is not re- (on). understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. quired when the engine is warm. 2. Set the engine stop switch to EWA10272 Instead, start the engine with the throt- “START”.
  • Page 39: Starting Off

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU41004 EAU16782 EAU41013 Starting off Acceleration and deceleration Braking 1. While applying the rear brake le- EWA14572 WARNING ver, push the motorcycle off the  Avoid braking hard or suddenly centerstand. 2. Completely close the throttle. (especially when leaning over to 3.
  • Page 40: Engine Break-in

    Since the engine is brand new, do not immediately have a Yamaha dealer put an excessive load on it for the first check the vehicle. 5 hours of operation. The various parts...
  • Page 41: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU40723 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “S” (stop). EWA10312 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 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

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU41743 Periodic maintenance chart for the emission control system Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. THEREAFTER INITIAL EVERY ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB...
  • Page 45: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU4175B General maintenance and lubrication chart Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. THEREAFTER INITIAL EVERY ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB month...
  • Page 46 Centerstand pivot Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly. Shock absorber Check operation and for oil leakage. assemblies Replace if necessary. Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or other suitable Control cables cable lubricant. Check operation. Check throttle grip free play, and adjust if Throttle grip necessary.
  • Page 47: Checking The Spark Plug

    If the spark plug shows a distinctly dif- ferent color, the engine could be oper- ating improperly. Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. In- stead, have a Yamaha dealer check 1. Spark plug cap the vehicle. 2. Remove the spark plug as shown, with the spark plug wrench includ- ed in the owner’s tool kit.
  • Page 48: Removing The Power Reduction Plate

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU41104 Spark plug gap: Removing the power reduc- 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in) tion plate To obtain full engine performance ca- To install the spark plug pability, removing the power reduction 1. Clean the surface of the spark plate is required.
  • Page 49: Transmission Oil

     In order to prevent clutch slip- for oil leakage before each ride. If any page (since the transmission oil leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- also lubricates the clutch), do er check and repair the motorcycle. In not mix any chemical additives.
  • Page 50: Middle And Final Gear Cases

    If any leakage is found, have maintenance and lubrication chart. a Yamaha dealer check and repair the Clean or, if necessary, replace the air motorcycle. addition,...
  • Page 51: Cleaning The Spark Arrester

    EAU41222 Recommended oil: Cleaning the spark arrester use a wire brush to remove any Yamaha foam air filter oil or other The spark arrester should be cleaned carbon deposits from the spark quality foam air filter oil at the intervals specified in the periodic arrester portion of the tailpipe and maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Carburetor

    Therefore, most checked and, if necessary, adjusted as carburetor adjustments should be left follows at the intervals specified in the to a Yamaha dealer, who has the nec- periodic maintenance and lubrication essary professional knowledge and ex- chart.
  • Page 53: Checking The Throttle Grip Free Play

    Operation of this vehicle with im- 2. Tire tread depth and, if necessary, have a Yamaha deal- proper tire pressure may cause se- er adjust it. vere injury or death from loss of The tires must be checked before each control.
  • Page 54 BRIDGESTONE/M29 ally. Cracking of the tread and sidewall soon as possible with a high- PW50 IRC/Z MARK II (ZAF) rubber, sometimes accompanied by quality product. PW50F IRC/Z MARK II  Ride...
  • Page 55: Panel Wheels

    Front age or damage before each ride. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer replace the wheel. 1. Front brake lever free play Do not attempt even the smallest Rear repair to the wheel. A deformed or cracked wheel must be replaced.
  • Page 56: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Shoes

     To remove the rear wheel: See WARNING page 7-20. If proper adjustment cannot be ob- tained as described, have a Yamaha dealer make this adjustment. If the lining thickness of a brake shoe is less than 1.5 mm (0.06 in), have a Yamaha dealer replace the brake shoes as a set.
  • Page 57: Checking And Lubricating The Cables

    Yamaha dealer at the intervals chart. cated if necessary. If a cable is specified in the periodic maintenance damaged or does not move smoothly, chart.
  • Page 58: Lubricating The Front And Rear Brake Levers

    WARNING push down hard on the handle- If the centerstand does not move up bars several times to check if the and down smoothly, have a Yamaha front fork compresses and re- dealer check or repair it. Otherwise, bounds smoothly.
  • Page 59: Checking The Steering

    Yamaha dealer check or re- tion chart. If there is play in the wheel ward and backward. If any free pair it.
  • Page 60: Front Wheel

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT To install the front wheel EAU24361 Front wheel 1. Install the brake shoe plate into the wheel hub as shown. EAU56510 To remove the front wheel EWA10822 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it 1.
  • Page 61: Rear Wheel

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 8. Push down hard on the handlebar EAU25081 Rear wheel several times to check for proper fork operation. EAU56822 To remove the rear wheel EWA10822 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it 1.
  • Page 62 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Remove the exhaust manifold bolts, and then remove the ex- haust chamber, the power reduc- tion plate and the gasket. 1. Muffler 1. Rear shock absorber mounting bolt 2. Washer 8. Remove the axle nut while apply- 3.
  • Page 63 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. While applying the rear brake, 11. Install the muffler by sliding the tighten the axle nut to the speci- spring clamp up to its original po- fied torque. sition, and then installing the 7. Tighten the rear arm nuts and rear washers and muffler bolt.
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    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 65: Troubleshooting Chart

    Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the compression. 3. Compression The engine does not start. There is compression.
  • Page 66: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop ECA17111 NOTICE sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for even if high-quality components are used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- advice on what products to use be- ...
  • Page 67 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE detergent residue using plenty and insects will come off more easily if 3. To prevent corrosion, it is recom- of water, as it is harmful to plas- the area is covered with a wet cloth for mended to apply a corrosion pro- tic parts.
  • Page 68: Storage

    5. Perform the following steps to ing it with a tarp, while it is still protect the cylinder, piston rings, Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on wet, will allow water and humid- etc. from corrosion. what products to use.
  • Page 69 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE e. Remove the spark plug cap from the spark plug, and then install the spark plug and the spark plug cap. WARNING! To prevent damage or injury from sparking, make sure to ground the spark plug elec- trodes while turning the en- gine over.
  • Page 70: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Air filter: Vibration on handlebar (EN1032, ISO5008): PW50 Will not exceed 2.5 m/s² Overall length: Air filter element: (AUT)(BEL)(CHE)(CYP)(CZE)(DEU)(DNK)(E 1245 mm (49.0 in) Wet element SP)(FIN)(FRA)(GBR)(GRC)(IRL)(ITA)(NLD)(N Overall width: Fuel: OR)(POL)(PRT)(SVK)(SVN)(SWE)(TUR) 575 mm (22.6 in) Recommended fuel: Engine: Overall height: Regular unleaded gasoline only 715 mm (28.1 in)
  • Page 71 Wheel type: 2.50-10 4PR Panel wheel Manufacturer/model: Rim size: BRIDGESTONE/M29 10x1.50 Manufacturer/model: Rear wheel: PW50 IRC/Z MARK II (ZAF) Wheel type: PW50F IRC/Z MARK II Panel wheel PW50F1 IRC/Z MARK II Rim size: Speed rating: 10x1.50 100 km/h (62 mph)
  • Page 72 SPECIFICATIONS EAU51132 For Europe only The figures quoted are emission levels and are not necessarily safe working levels. Whilst there is a correlation be- tween the emission and exposure lev- els, this cannot be used reliably to determine whether or not further pre- cautions are required.
  • Page 73: 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 steering head pipe.
  • Page 74 (See page 4-7.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer. EAU48121 Vehicle Emission Control Informa- tion label (For Canada) 1. Vehicle Emission Control Information label...
  • Page 75: Index

    INDEX Throttle grip free play, checking ... 7-12 Tires ............7-12 Acceleration and deceleration....6-2 Identification numbers ......10-1 Tool kit ............ 7-2 Air filter element, cleaning ...... 7-9 Transmission oil........7-8 Autolube pump, adjusting ....7-16 Kickstarter ..........4-7 Troubleshooting........
  • Page 76 EAU53772 WARNING Improper motorcycle use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. NEVER CARRY ALWAYS USE NEVER USE PASSENGERS AN APPROVED ON PAVED HELMET AND ROADS PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER ALWAYS operate: • without proper training or instruction. • use proper riding techniques to avoid •...

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