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Instrument and control functions


The Yamaha ABS (Anti-lock Brake
System) features a dual electronic con-
trol system, which acts on the front and
rear brakes independently.
Operate the brakes with ABS as you
would conventional brakes. If the ABS
is activated, a pulsating sensation may
be felt at the brake lever or brake ped-
al. In this situation, continue to apply
the brakes and let the ABS work; do
not "pump" the brakes as this will re-
duce braking effectiveness.
Always keep a sufficient distance
from the vehicle ahead to match the
riding speed even with ABS.
The ABS performs best with
long braking distances.
On certain surfaces, such as
rough or gravel roads, the brak-
ing distance may be longer with
the ABS than without.
The ABS is monitored by an ECU,
which will revert the system to conven-
tional braking if a malfunction occurs.
The ABS performs a self-diagno-
sis test each time the vehicle first
starts off after the key is turned to
"ON" and the vehicle has traveled
at a speed of 10 km/h (6 mi/h) or
higher. During this test, a "click-
ing" noise can be heard from the
hydraulic control unit, and if the
brake lever or brake pedal is even
slightly applied, a vibration can be
felt at the lever and pedal, but
these do not indicate a malfunc-
This ABS has a test mode which
allows the owner to experience
the pulsation at the brake lever or
brake pedal when the ABS is op-
erating. However, special tools are
required, so please consult your
Yamaha dealer.
Be careful not to damage the wheel
sensor or wheel sensor rotor; other-
wise, improper performance of the
ABS will result.
1. Front wheel sensor
2. Front wheel sensor rotor
1. Rear wheel sensor
2. Rear wheel sensor rotor


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