This model is designed for
off-road use only. Become thor-
oughly familiar with all operat-
ing controls and their functions
before riding. Consult a Yamaha
dealer regarding any control or
function that you do not thor-
Never start the engine or oper-
ate it in a closed area for any
length of time. Exhaust fumes
are poisonous, and inhaling
them can cause loss of con-
sciousness and death within a
short time. Always make sure
that there is adequate ventila-
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
Starting and warming up a
1. Turn the fuel cock lever to "O" (on).
2. Set the engine stop switch to
3. Turn the starter (choke) on and
completely close the throttle. (See
4. While applying the front or rear
brake, start the engine by pushing
the kickstarter lever down.
5. After starting the engine, move the
starter (choke) back halfway.
NOTICE: For maximum engine
life, always warm the engine up
before starting off. Never accel-
erate hard when the engine is
6. When the engine is warm, turn the
starter (choke) off and set the en-
gine stop switch to "RUN".
The engine is warm when it responds
normally to the throttle with the starter
(choke) turned off.
Starting a warm engine
Follow the same procedure as for start-
ing a cold engine with the exception
that the starter (choke) is not required
when the engine is warm. Instead, start
the engine with the throttle slightly
If the engine does not start after sever-
al kicks, try again with the throttle 1/4
to 1/2 open.