OWNER’S MANUAL YZF-R3 MOTORCYCLE Read this manual carefully before oper- ating this vehicle. YZF320-AK B7P-F8199-20...
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Table of contents Location of important labels....1-1 Periodic maintenance and adjustment......... 7-1 Safety information ......2-1 Tool kit ..........7-2 Periodic maintenance charts ..7-3 Description ........3-1 Periodic maintenance chart for Left view ..........3-1 the emission control system..7-3 Right view........3-2 General maintenance Controls and instruments....3-3 and lubrication chart....
Table of contents Checking the wheel bearings ..7-30 Battery .......... 7-31 Replacing the fuses ...... 7-32 Vehicle lights ........ 7-34 Replacing a turn signal light bulb ......7-35 Replacing the license plate light bulb ......7-35 Supporting the motorcycle... 7-36 Troubleshooting......
Read and understand all of the labels on your vehicle. They contain important in- formation 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 EAU1028C an accident or equipment damage. See page 5-1 for a list of pre-operation checks. Be a Responsible Owner This motorcycle is designed to As the vehicle’s owner, you are re- carry the operator and a passen- sponsible for the safe and proper oper- ger.
Safety information Many accidents involve inexperi- • The passenger should always enced operators. In fact, many op- hold onto the operator, the seat erators who have been involved in strap or grab bar, if equipped, accidents do not even have a cur- with both hands and keep both rent motorcycle license.
Safety information Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning extra care when riding a motorcycle All engine exhaust contains carbon that has added cargo or accessories. monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing Here, along with the information about carbon monoxide can cause head- accessories below, are some general aches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, guidelines to follow if loading cargo to confusion, and eventually death.
Genuine before using it to make sure that it Yamaha accessories, which are avail- does not in any way reduce able only from a Yamaha dealer, have ground clearance or cornering been designed, tested, and approved clearance, limit suspension travel, by Yamaha for use on your vehicle.
Safety information operator and may limit control handlebars or turn signals, or ability, therefore, such accesso- parts that could break). Choose ries are not recommended. the location for the straps carefully Use caution when adding electri- so the straps will not rub against cal accessories.
Instrument and control functions EAU10462 EAU60863 Main switch/steering lock LOCK The steering is locked and all electrical systems are off. The key can be re- moved. To lock the steering LOCK The main switch/steering lock controls the ignition and lighting systems, and is used to lock the steering.
Instrument and control functions From the “LOCK” position, push the EAU4939G Indicator lights and warning key and turn it to “ ”. lights 123 4 5 67 MPG mile 1. Engine trouble warning light “ ” 2. Oil pressure warning light “ ”...
If the warning light does not come on If the ABS warning light: initially when the vehicle is turned on, does not come on when the vehi- have a Yamaha dealer check the elec- cle is turned on trical circuit. does not go off after traveling 10...
8910 should come on for a few seconds and then go off. If the light does not come on, or if the light remains on, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. MPG mile 1. “RESET” button 2. “SELECT” button 3.
If this occurs, have a 1. Clock Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- cuit. The clock uses a 12-hour time system. To set the clock 1.
Instrument and control functions Coolant temperature meter Multi-function display MPG mile MPG mile 1. Coolant temperature meter 1. Multi-function display The coolant temperature meter indi- This display can show the following cates the temperature of the coolant, items: and therefore the engine. The display odometer “ODO”...
Instrument and control functions “km/L” or “L/100 km”. To change “km/L”: The distance that can be fuel consumption measurement traveled on 1.0 L of fuel under the units, set the display to a fuel con- current riding conditions is shown. sumption item, and then push the “L/100 km”: The amount of fuel “SELECT”...
Instrument and control functions To reset the average fuel con- If you change the oil before the oil sumption display, set it as the dis- change indicator comes on, you must play item, and then push the still reset the oil change tripmeter. Oth- “RESET”...
Instrument and control functions 3. Turn the main switch on and re- increments of 500 r/min. From 12000 lease the “SELECT” button after r/min to 13500 r/min, the indicator light five seconds. The shift indicator can be set in increments of 200 r/min. light can now be adjusted.
Instrument and control functions 2. Push the “SELECT” button to con- EAU1234M Handlebar switches firm the selected brightness level. The display exits the shift indicator Left light control mode and returns to the standard multi-function dis- play mode. 1. Pass switch “ ”...
Instrument and control functions ECA10062 NOTICE When the switch is set to low beam, Do not use the hazard lights for an both headlights for low beam come on. extended length of time with the en- When the switch is set to high beam, gine not running, otherwise the bat- both headlights for high beam come tery may discharge.
Instrument and control functions EAU12822 EAU12876 Clutch lever Shift pedal 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal The clutch lever is located on the left The shift pedal is located on the left side of the handlebar. To disengage side of the motorcycle. To shift the the clutch, pull the lever toward the transmission to a higher gear, move handlebar grip.
Instrument and control functions EAU12892 EAU12944 Brake lever Brake pedal 1. Brake lever 1. Brake pedal The brake lever is located on the right The brake pedal is located on the right side of the handlebar. To apply the side of the motorcycle. To apply the front brake, pull the lever toward the rear brake, press down on the brake throttle grip.
Instrument and control functions EAU63040 This ABS has a test mode which allows the owner to experience The Yamaha ABS (Anti-lock Brake the pulsation at the brake lever or System) features a dual electronic con- brake pedal when the ABS is op- trol system, which acts on the front and erating.
Instrument and control functions EAU13076 EAU13222 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.
Your Yamaha engine has been de- signed to use regular unleaded gaso- line with a research octane number of 4-16...
Instrument and control functions EAU79161 EAU13435 Fuel tank overflow hose Catalytic converter The exhaust system contains catalytic converter(s) to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. EWA10863 WARNING The exhaust system is hot after op- eration. To prevent a fire hazard or burns: Do not park the vehicle near possible fire hazards such as 1.
Instrument and control functions EAU62622 Rider seat Seats To remove the rider seat Passenger seat 1. Remove the passenger seat. 2. Remove the center cover by re- To remove the passenger seat moving the screws. 1. Insert the key into the seat lock, and then turn it clockwise.
Instrument and control functions EAU62930 Helmet holders 1. Projection 2. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder 2. Install the rider seat bolts. The helmet holders are located on the 3. Install the center cover by install- bottom of the passenger seat. ing the screws.
Instrument and control functions To release a helmet from a helmet EAU62550 Storage compartment holder Remove the passenger seat, remove the helmet from the helmet holder, and then install the seat. 1. Storage compartment The storage compartment is located under the passenger seat. (See page 4-18.) When storing documents or other items in the storage compartment, be...
Instrument and control functions EAU39672 EAU68142 Rear view mirrors Adjusting the shock absorber The rear view mirrors of this vehicle assembly can be folded forward or backward for This shock absorber assembly is parking in narrow spaces. Fold the mir- equipped with a spring preload adjust- rors back to their original position be- ing ring.
Instrument and control functions EAU84680 Luggage strap holders 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 1. Extension bar 2. Special wrench 1. Luggage strap holder 3. Spring preload adjusting ring Use the indicated strap points to se- 4. Position indicator cure luggage ties to the vehicle.
Therefore, check this system regularly and have a Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not function properly. 4-23...
5. Push the start switch. Does the engine start? The neutral switch may not be working. The motorcycle should not be ridden until checked by a Yamaha dealer. With the engine still running: 6. Move the sidestand up. 7. Pull the clutch lever.
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:...
• Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, • Check operation. — signals and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer 4-23 check vehicle.
This model is equipped with: there is a control or function you do not a lean angle sensor. This sensor understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. stops the engine in case of a turn- EWA10272 over. In this case, turn the main WARNING switch off and then on.
2. Shift the transmission into the neutral position. The neutral indi- cator light should come on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to check the electrical circuit. 3. Start the engine by pushing the start switch.
Operation and important riding points EAU16674 and drive train, which are not Shifting designed withstand shock of forced shifting. 1. Shift pedal 2. Neutral position Shifting gears lets you control the amount of engine power available for starting off, accelerating, climbing hills, etc.
The vehicle can now be operated nor- mally. ECA10311 NOTICE Keep the engine speed out of the tachometer red zone. If any engine trouble should oc- cur during the engine break-in period, immediately have a Yamaha dealer check the vehi- cle.
However, a torque wrench and other tools are necessary to perform certain maintenance work correctly. If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have your Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU71033 Periodic maintenance charts Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by your Yamaha dealer because these items require special tools, data, and technical skills. From 50000 km (30000 mi), repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10000 km (6000 mi).
X 1000 km X 1000 mi • Perform dynamic inspection Diagnostic system √ √ √ √ √ √ using Yamaha diagnostic tool. check • Check the error codes. √ √ 2 * Air filter element • Replace. Air filter case √ √...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment ODOMETER CHECK OR READINGS MAINTENANCE JOB ITEM X 1000 km X 1000 mi • Check bearing assemblies for √ √ √ looseness. 14 * Steering bearings • Moderately repack with lithium- √ √ soap-based grease. • Make sure that all nuts, bolts √...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment ODOMETER CHECK OR READINGS MAINTENANCE JOB ITEM X 1000 km X 1000 mi Moving parts and √ √ √ √ √ 28 * • Lubricate. cables • Check operation and free play. • Adjust the throttle cable free Throttle grip hous- √...
The spark plugs are important engine components, which should checked periodically, preferably by a Yamaha dealer. Since heat and depos- its will cause any spark plug to slowly erode, they should be removed and checked in accordance with the peri- odic maintenance and lubrication 1.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU36112 EAU62632 Canister Engine oil and oil filter car- tridge The engine oil level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the oil must be changed and the oil filter car- tridge replaced at the intervals speci- fied in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
3. Place an oil pan under the engine An oil filter wrench is available at a to collect the used oil. Yamaha dealer. 4. Remove the engine oil filler cap, 6. Apply a thin coat of clean engine the engine oil drain bolt and its...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment Recommended engine oil: See page 9-1. Oil quantity: Oil change: 1.80 L (1.90 US qt, 1.58 Imp.qt) With oil filter removal: 2.10 L (2.22 US qt, 1.85 Imp.qt) Be sure to wipe off spilled oil on any 1.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU20071 Coolant The coolant level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the cool- ant must be changed at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. EAUN2231 To check the coolant level 1.
If water has been added to the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer check the anti- 1. Hole freeze content of the coolant as 2. Projection soon as possible, otherwise the 3.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment WARNING! Never attempt to remove EAUN2240 Replacing the air filter ele- the radiator cap when the engine is ment and cleaning the check hot. [EWA10382] hose The air filter element should be re- placed at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment case. The engine should never be operated without the air filter element installed, otherwise the piston(s) and/or cylinder(s) may become excessively worn. [ECA10482] 7. Install the air filter case cover by installing the screws. 8. Install the fuel tank cover by in- stalling the bolts and quick fasten- 1.
This service must be performed when 1. Throttle grip free play the engine is cold. Throttle grip free play: 3.0–5.0 mm (0.12–0.20 in) Periodically check the throttle grip free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. 7-16...
The tires must be checked before each ride. If the center tread depth reaches the specified limit, if the tire has a nail or glass fragments in it, or if the side- wall is cracked, have a Yamaha dealer replace the tire immediately. 7-17...
After extensive tests, only the tires list- ed below have been approved for this EWA10472 model by Yamaha. WARNING Have a Yamaha dealer replace Front tire: excessively worn tires. Besides Size: being illegal, operating the vehi- 110/70R-17M/C (54H)
If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer replace the wheel. Do not attempt even the smallest repair to the wheel. A de- formed or cracked wheel must be replaced.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 1. Right side panel 1. Locknut 2. Bolt 2. Clutch lever free play adjusting nut 5. Remove the upper panel and the 8. Tighten the locknut at the crank- right side cowling. case. 9. Install the right side cowling and 3 4 3 then install the upper panel.
Yamaha dealer. 1. No brake lever free play There should be no free play at the brake lever end. If there is free play, have a Yamaha dealer inspect the brake system. EWA14212 WARNING A soft or spongy feeling in the brake lever can indicate the presence of air in the hydraulic system.
1. Brake pad wear indicator groove indicator grooves have almost disap- Each front brake pad is provided with peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace wear indicator grooves, which allow the brake pads as a set. you to check the brake pad wear with- out having to disassemble the brake.
Specified brake fluid: brake system for leakage. If the brake DOT 4 fluid level goes down suddenly, have a Yamaha dealer check the cause before EWA16011 WARNING further riding. Improper maintenance can result in loss of braking ability.
EAU22734 EAU22762 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be brake fluid every 2 years. In addition, checked before each ride and adjusted have the seals of the master cylinders if necessary.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU62983 To adjust the drive chain slack Consult a Yamaha dealer before ad- Using the alignment marks on each justing the drive chain slack. side of the swingarm, make sure that 1. Remove the drive chain puller cap,...
If a cable is wet areas. Service the drive chain as damaged or does not move smoothly, follows. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- place it. WARNING! Damage to the ECA10584 NOTICE outer housing of cables may result...
In pedals should be checked before each addition, the cable should be lubricat- ride, and the pedal pivots should be lu- ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals bricated if necessary. specified in the periodic maintenance Brake pedal chart.
EWA10732 Clutch lever WARNING If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Otherwise, the sidestand could contact the ground and distract the operator, re- sulting in a possible loss of control.
1. Place the vehicle on a level sur- The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- face and hold it in an upright posi- ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals tion. WARNING! To avoid injury, specified in the periodic maintenance securely support the vehicle so and lubrication chart.
This model is equipped with a VRLA To charge the battery (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- There is no need to check the electro- tery as soon as possible if it seems to lyte or to add distilled water.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 2. If the battery will be stored for EAUN0824 Replacing the fuses more than two months, check it at The main fuse is located under the least once a month and fully passenger seat. charge it if necessary. To access the main fuse, proceed as 3.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment 5. Place the tray in its original posi- Fuse box 2 tion, and then install the quick fas- teners. 6. Install the passenger seat. Fuse box 1 is located behind the center cover. (See page 4-18.) Fuse box 1 1.
If a light does not come 7.5 A Signaling system fuse: on, check the fuse and then have a 15.0 A Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Ignition fuse: 15.0 A Radiator fan motor fuse: 7.5 A ABS motor fuse: 30.0 A...
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU24215 EAU62670 Replacing a turn signal light Replacing the license plate bulb light bulb 1. Remove the turn signal light lens 1. Remove the mudguard by remov- by removing the screws. ing the quick fasteners. 1. Turn signal light lens 1.
Periodic maintenance and adjustment EAU24351 Supporting the motorcycle Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other mainte- nance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motorcy- cle is in a stable and level position be- fore starting any maintenance.
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.
Check the vehicle. compression. 4. Compression The engine does not start. There is compression. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Operate the electric starter. There is no Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. compression. 7-38...
Start the engine. If the engine overheats again, The coolant level is have a Yamaha dealer check and repair the cooling system. 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.
Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop 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- noticed on a car, however, it detracts fore cleaning the vehicle.
Motorcycle care and storage fected area any longer than in- scratching. Some cleaning structed. Also, thoroughly rinse compounds for plastic may the area off with water, immedi- leave scratches on the wind- ately dry it, and then apply a cor- shield.
Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- 4. To prevent corrosion, it is recom- vice on what products to use. mended to apply a corrosion pro-...
Motorcycle care and storage on for a short period of time will EAU26183 Storage help remove the moisture from the lens. Short-term Always store your motorcycle in a cool, dry place and, if necessary, protect it against dust with a porous cover. Be sure the engine and the exhaust sys- tem are cool before covering the mo- torcycle.
Motorcycle care and storage cylinder head so that the elec- trodes are grounded. (This will Make any necessary repairs before limit sparking during the next storing the motorcycle. step.) d. Turn the engine over several times with the starter. (This will coat the cylinder walls with oil.) WARNING! To prevent dam- age or injury from sparking,...
Specifications Dimensions: With oil filter removal: 2.10 L (2.22 US qt, 1.85 Imp.qt) Overall length: Coolant quantity: 2090 mm (82.3 in) Overall width: Coolant reservoir (up to the maximum level 730 mm (28.7 in) mark): Overall height: 0.25 L (0.26 US qt, 0.22 Imp.qt) 1140 mm (44.9 in) Radiator (including all routes): Seat height:...
Specifications Loading: Maximum load: 160 kg (353 lb) (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and accessories) Front brake: Type: Hydraulic single disc brake Rear brake: Type: Hydraulic single disc brake Front suspension: Type: Telescopic fork Rear suspension: Type: Swingarm Electrical system: System voltage: 12 V Battery:...
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Consumer information EAU26571 Motorcycle noise regulation (for Australia) TAMPERING WITH NOISE CON- TROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Owners are warned that the law may prohibit: a. The removal or rendering inopera- tive by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the pur-...