AN IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE:
Read this manual, the "PARENTS, YOUNGSTERS AND OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES" booklet, and the "TIPS
AND PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE OFF HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLIST" booklet carefully and completely before oper-
ating this motorcycle. Make sure you understand all instructions.
Pay close attention to the warning and notice labels on the motorcycle.
Never operate a motorcycle without proper training or instruction.
Weight of the rider should not exceed 25 kg (55 lb).
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS:
This motorcycle is not a toy. Before you let your child ride this motorcycle, you should understand the instructions and warn-
ings in this Owner's Manual. Then be sure your child understands and will follow them. Also read the "PARENTS, YOUNG-
STERS AND OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES" and the "TIPS AND PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE OFF HIGHWAY
MOTORCYCLIST" booklets supplied with this motorcycle when new or available from your Yamaha dealer. Children differ
in skills, physical abilities, and judgment. Some children may not be able to operate a motorcycle safely. Parents should su-
pervise their child's use of the motorcycle at all times. Parents should permit continued use only if they determine that the
child has the ability to operate the motorcycle safely.
Your motorcycle was delivered with an adjustable speed limiter and 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 man-
ifold to limit the power available while they learn. The limiter screw may be gradually turned out to increase maximum speed
as the beginner becomes more familiar with operating the motorcycle. Parents should decide when to adjust the motorcycle
for more power as their youngster's riding skills improve. Once the rider can operate with skill at the top speed permitted by
adjusting the speed limiter alone, the power reduction plate can be removed. Since removal of this plate will result in a sig-
nificant increase in power, turn the speed limiter back in again; adjust it out in stages as you did before.
Motorcycles are single track vehicles. Their safe use and operation are dependent upon the use of proper riding
techniques as well as the expertise of the operator. Every operator should know the following requirements before
riding this motorcycle.
He or she should:
Obtain thorough instructions from a competent source on all aspects of motorcycle operation.
Observe the warnings and maintenance requirements in this Owner's Manual.