Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL XVS650H XVS650AH 1BF-28199-27...
EAU46091 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the XVS650H / XVS650AH, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology re- garding the design and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
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.
Table of contents Location of important labels... 1-1 Ignition circuit cut-off system ..4-18 Checking the throttle grip free play..........7-17 Safety information......2-1 Valve clearance......7-17 For your safety – pre-operation checks ..........5-1 Tires ..........7-18 Description ........3-1 Spoke wheels ....... 7-20 Left view .........
Table of contents Battery ...........7-30 Replacing the fuses.......7-31 Replacing the headlight bulb..7-32 Replacing the auxiliary light bulb (XVS650AH)........7-33 Replacing a turn signal light bulb or the brake/tail light bulb ..7-34 Supporting the motorcycle....7-34 Front wheel........7-35 Rear wheel........7-36 Troubleshooting ......7-38 Troubleshooting chart ....7-40 Motorcycle care and storage ..8-1 Matte color caution ......8-1 Care ..........8-1...
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.
Safety information Never operate a motorcycle with- pears to be very effective in reduc- EAU1028B out proper training or instruction. ing the chance of this type of Take a training course. Beginners accident. Be a Responsible Owner should receive training from a cer- Therefore: As the vehicle’s owner, you are re- tified instructor.
Safety information Many accidents involve inexperi- • Always signal before turning or Protective Apparel enced operators. In fact, many op- changing lanes. Make sure that The majority of fatalities from motorcy- erators who have been involved in other motorists can see you. cle accidents are the result of head in- ...
Safety information Do not run engine outdoors where Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When loading within this weight limit, All engine exhaust contains carbon engine exhaust can be drawn into keep the following in mind: Cargo and accessory weight monoxide, a deadly gas.
Yamaha accessories, which are avail- performed to your vehicle that change able only from a Yamaha dealer, have any of the vehicle’s design or operation should be kept to a minimum. been designed, tested, and approved characteristics can put you and others •...
Safety information Check that the fuel cock (if operator and may limit control ability, therefore, such accesso- equipped) is in the “OFF” position ries are not recommended. and that there are no fuel leaks. Use caution when adding electri- ...
Do not expose any key to exces- cess, take the vehicle along with all three keys to a Yamaha dealer to have sively high temperatures. Do not place any key close to them re-registered. Do not use the key with the red bow for driving.
Instrument and control functions Keep other immobilizer system EAU61850 Main switch/steering lock keys away from the main switch For XVS650AH: Be sure to use the as they may cause signal inter- XVS650H standard key (black bow) for regular ference. use of the vehicle.
Instrument and control functions To lock the steering To unlock the steering The headlight comes on automatically when the engine is started and stays on until the key is turned to “OFF”, even if the engine stalls. EAU10662 All electrical systems are off. The key can be removed.
This warning light comes on or flashes if a problem is detected in the electrical circuit monitoring the engine. If this oc- curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the self-diagnosis system. (See page 4-6 for an explanation of the self-diagnosis 1.
If a problem is detected in any of those circuits, the engine trouble warning light will come on or flash. If this oc- curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. ECA11171 1. Engine stop switch “ ”...
Instrument and control functions EAU12461 EAU12735 EAU12822 Turn signal switch “ ” Hazard switch “ ” (XVS650AH) Clutch lever To signal a right-hand turn, push this With the key in the “ON” or “ ” posi- switch to “ ”. To signal a left-hand tion, use this switch to turn on the haz- turn, push this switch to “...
Instrument and control functions The shift pedal is located on the left EAU61870 EAU12892 Shift pedal Brake lever side of the motorcycle and is used in combination with the clutch lever when XVS650H shifting the gears of the 5-speed con- stant-mesh transmission equipped on this motorcycle.
Instrument and control functions 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to EAU12944 EAU13125 Brake pedal Fuel tank cap the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover. XVS650H The fuel tank cap cannot be installed unless the key is in the lock. In addi- tion, the key cannot be removed if the cap is not properly installed and locked.
WARNING bottom of the filler tube. Because Gasoline is poisonous and can cau- Your Yamaha engine has been de- fuel expands when it heats up, se injury or death. Handle gasoline signed to use regular unleaded gaso- heat from the engine or the sun with care.
10% (E10). Gas- ohol containing methanol is recommended by Yamaha because it 1. Arrow mark positioned over “ON” can cause damage to the fuel system With the fuel cock lever in this position, or vehicle performance problems.
Instrument and control functions This indicates reserve. With the fuel EAU13621 EAU61881 Starter (choke) knob “ ” Seats cock lever in this position, the fuel re- serve is made available. Turn the fuel Passenger seat (XVS650H) cock lever to this position if you run out of fuel while riding.
Instrument and control functions 2. Install the seat holder by installing its bolts. 3. Install the passenger seat. Make sure that the seats are properly secured before riding. Passenger seat (XVS650AH) 1. Seat holder 1. Bolt To remove the passenger seat 2.
Instrument and control functions To install the passenger seat 2. Remove the bolt, and then pull the 1. Insert the projections on the front rider seat up. of the passenger seat into the seat holders as shown and place the seat in the original position.
Instrument and control functions EAU14283 EAU14482 Helmet holder Storage compartment The storage compartment is located on the left side of the vehicle. To open the storage compartment 1. Slide the lock cover open, insert the key into the lock, and then turn it clockwise.
(b). Standard: sembly yourself. Take the shock Align the appropriate notch in absorber assembly to a Yamaha Maximum (hard): the adjusting ring with the po- dealer for any service. sition indicator on the shock absorber.
EAU15152 EAU15306 Luggage strap holders Sidestand Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not The sidestand is located on the left function properly. side of the frame. Raise the sidestand or lower it with your foot while holding the vehicle upright.
Instrument and control functions EAU15315 Ignition circuit cut-off system The ignition circuit cut-off system (comprising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the following functions. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the sidestand is up, but the clutch le- ver is not pulled.
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.
• Check vehicle for oil leakage. 7-13 Final gear oil • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check lever free play. • Adjust if necessary. Front brake • Check brake pads for wear.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check throttle grip free play. Throttle grip 7-17, 7-26 • 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 7-26 •...
NOTICE neutral position. The neutral indi- cator light should come on. If not, For maximum engine life, never ac- ask a Yamaha dealer to check the celerate hard when the engine is electrical circuit. cold! 4. Turn the starter (choke) on and completely close the throttle.
Operation and important riding points Shifting gears lets you control the EAU16641 EAU16673 Starting a warm engine Shifting amount of engine power available for Follow the same procedure as for starting off, accelerating, climbing hills, XVS650H starting a cold engine with the excep- etc.
Operation and important riding points and drive train, which are not EAU16801 EAU16842 Tips for reducing fuel con- Engine break-in designed withstand sumption There is never a more important period shock of forced shifting. in the life of your engine than the period Fuel consumption depends largely on between 0 and 1600 km (1000 mi).
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.
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 tech- nical skills.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU1770M 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) √ √...
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 bearings for looseness or √ √...
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) Shock absorber as- • Check operation and shock ab- √...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and caliper, and change the brake fluid. • Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment XVS650AH EAU18773 EAU56011 Removing and installing pan- Panel A The panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance To remove the panel jobs described in this chapter. Refer to Remove the bolts, and then take the this section each time a panel needs to panel off.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment XVS650AH EAU19546 Checking the spark plugs The spark plugs are important engine components, which are easy to check. Since heat and deposits will cause any spark plug to slowly erode, the spark plugs should be removed and checked in accordance with the periodic main- tenance and lubrication chart.
If any spark plug shows a distinctly dif- ferent color, the engine could be oper- Spark plug gap: ating improperly. Do not attempt to 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in) diagnose such problems yourself. In- stead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 7-10...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 3. Remove the engine oil filler cap, EAU19749 Engine oil and oil filter ele- the engine oil drain bolt and its ment gasket to drain the oil from the The engine oil level should be checked crankcase.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment Skip steps 4–7 if the oil filter element is Make sure that the O-ring is properly not being replaced. seated. 4. Remove the outer and inner oil fil- 7. Install the oil filter element covers ter element covers by removing by installing the bolts, and then the bolts.
Oil quantity: for oil leakage before each ride. If any Oil change: immediately turn the engine off leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- 2.60 L (2.75 US qt, 2.29 Imp.qt) and check for the cause. With oil filter removal: er check and repair the vehicle.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 2. Remove the final gear oil filler bolt Tightening torque: Tightening torque: and its gasket, and then check the Final gear oil filler bolt: Final gear oil drain bolt: oil level in the final gear case. 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 lb·ft) 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m, 17 lb·ft) 4.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU33384 Cleaning the air filter element The air filter element should be cleaned at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. Clean or, if necessary, replace the air filter element more frequently if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
Measure the throttle grip free play as and/or engine noise. To prevent this shown. from occurring, the valve clearance must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. 1. Throttle stop screw Engine idling speed: 1150–1250 r/min...
(i.e., when the temperature wall is cracked, have a Yamaha dealer of the tires equals the ambient replace the tire immediately. temperature).
BRIDGESTONE/L309 (XVS650H) EWA10572 DUNLOP/D404F (XVS650AH) WARNING Tire information Rear tire: Have a Yamaha dealer replace Size: This model is equipped with tube tires. 170/80-15 M/C 77S (XVS650AH) excessively worn tires. Besides Tires age, even if they have not been...
3. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt before each ride. If any damage is 4. Rubber cover found, have a Yamaha dealer re- place the wheel. Do not attempt Clutch lever free play: even the smallest repair to the 10.0–15.0 mm (0.39–0.59 in)
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 6. To increase the clutch lever free EAU22095 Adjusting the brake lever free play, turn the clutch lever free play play adjusting nut in direction (a). To Measure the brake lever free play as decrease the clutch lever free shown.
EWA10671 system. If there is air in the hy- WARNING draulic system, have a Yamaha It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer bleed the system before dealer make these adjustments. operating the motorcycle. Air in the hydraulic system will dimin-...
2. Brake pedal height adjusting bolt rear brake light switch as follows, but the front brake light switch should be 3. Tighten the locknut. adjusted by a Yamaha dealer. EWA11232 Turn the rear brake light switch adjust- WARNING ing nut while holding the rear brake After adjusting the brake pedal 1.
To check the brake pad wear, check point that the wear indicator reaches these precautions: the wear indicator grooves. If a brake the wear limit line, have a Yamaha pad has worn to the point that the wear dealer replace the brake shoes as a set.
As the brake pads wear, it is normal for EAU22724 Changing the brake fluid low air to enter the brake sys- the brake fluid level to gradually go Have a Yamaha dealer change the down. A low brake fluid level may indi- tem, reducing braking brake fluid at the intervals specified in performance.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment Shift pedal EAU23144 Recommended lubricants: Checking and lubricating the Brake lever: brake and clutch levers Silicone grease The operation of the brake and clutch Clutch lever: Lithium-soap-based grease levers should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.
The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- at the intervals specified in the periodic ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals maintenance and lubrication chart. specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
[EWA10752] the periodic maintenance and lubrica- 2. Hold the lower ends of the front have a Yamaha dealer check or re- tion chart. If there is play in the wheel fork legs and try to move them for- pair it.
FIRST AID. • EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty To charge the battery of water. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- • INTERNAL: Drink large quan- tery as soon as possible if it seems to tities of water or milk and im- have discharged.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment turned to “OFF”, then discon- avoid causing extensive dam- EAU2352A Replacing the fuses nect the negative lead before age to the electrical system and disconnecting the positive lead. possibly a fire. [EWA15132] [ECA16303] 2. If the battery will be stored for more than two months, check it at least once a month and fully char- ge it if necessary.
5. Install the socket (together with 2. Remove the socket (together with 7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the the bulb) by pushing it in and turn- the bulb) by pushing it in and turn- headlight beam if necessary.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment XVS650AH EAU70580 EAU24351 Replacing a turn signal light Supporting the motorcycle bulb or the brake/tail light bulb Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions 1. Remove the lens by removing the when removing the front and rear screws.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment a jack either under each side of the EAU24361 Front wheel frame in front of the rear wheel or under each side of the swingarm. EAU56222 To remove the front wheel EWA10822 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it 1.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU25081 Tightening torque: Rear wheel Wheel axle: Make sure that there is enough space 59 N·m (5.9 kgf·m, 43 lb·ft) between the brake pads before insert- EAU56630 ing the brake disc and that the slot in 6.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 4. Remove the brake pedal free play adjusting nut, and then discon- nect the brake rod from the brake camshaft lever. 1. Bolt 1. Drive shaft 2. Final gear case 7. Lift the rear wheel off the ground Make sure to support the drive shaft as according to the procedure on it is being pulled out.
However, should your motorcycle 2. Install the final gear case bolts. play, check the operation of the require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 3. Install the brake rod onto the brake light. dealer, whose skilled technicians have...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or gasoline vapors can ignite or ex- plode, causing severe injury or prop- erty damage. 7-39...
Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the compression. 4. Compression There is compression. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Operate the electric starter. There is no compression. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.
Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop ECA10773 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- ...
Motorcycle care and storage off any detergent residue using shield. Test the product on a plenty of water, as it is harmful small hidden part of the wind- Salt sprayed on roads in the winter to plastic parts. shield to make sure that it does may remain well into spring.
EWA11132 poorly ventilated room or cover- WARNING ing it with a tarp, while it is still Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- Contaminants on the brakes or tires wet, will allow water and humid- can cause loss of control.
Motorcycle care and storage 2. For motorcycles equipped with a WARNING! To prevent dam- sively cold or warm place [less fuel cock that has an “OFF” posi- age or injury from sparking, than 0 °C (30 °F) or more than 30 tion: Turn the fuel cock lever to °C (90 °F)].
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.
This information TROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: will be needed when ordering spare Owners are warned that the law may parts from a Yamaha dealer. prohibit: a. The removal or rendering inopera- tive by any person other than for...