READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. LIRE ATTENTIVEMENT CE MANUEL! Il comprend d’importantes informations de sécurité. ¡LEA ESTE MANUAL ATENTAMENTE! Contiene indicaciones importantes acerca de la seguridad. OWNER’S MANUAL MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO YFM70GDXG/YFM70GDHG YFM70GPXG/YFM70GPHG YFM70GPSG/YFM70GPLG 2UD-F8199-60...
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READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. OWNER’S MANUAL YFM70GDXG/YFM70GDHG YFM70GPXG/YFM70GPHG YFM70GPSG/YFM70GPLG WARNING This ATV should not be ridden by anyone under 16 years of age. 2UD-F8199-60-E0...
Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this ve- hicle if it is sold. EC Declaration of Conformity conforming to Directive 2006/42/EC We, YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Japan, declare in sole responsibility, that the product YFM700FWA (YFM70GDXG) (5Y4AMB9W0E0500101–)
EC Declaration of Conformity conforming to Directive 2006/42/EC We, YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Japan, declare in sole responsibility, that the product YFM700FWAD (YFM70GPXG) (5Y4AMA8W0E0500101–) (YFM70GPHG) (5Y4AMB7W0E0500101–) (YFM70GPSG) (5Y4AMD1W0E0500101–) (YFM70GPLG) (5Y4AMD3W0E0500101–) (Make, model) to which this declaration applies, conforms to the essential health and...
YFM70GPHG / YFM70GPSG / YFM70GPLG. This ATV represents the result of many years of Yamaha ex- perience in the production of fine sporting, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. With the purchase of this Yamaha, you can now appreciate the high degree of craftsmanship and reliability that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.
EBU17331 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EBU17343 FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS IN- JURY OR DEATH. 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 per- sonal injury hazards.
EBU17421 TABLE OF CONTENTS LOCATION OF THE WARNING AND Storage compartments......4-18 SPECIFICATION LABELS ......1-1 Front carrier ..........4-22 Rear carrier ..........4-22 SAFETY INFORMATION ........ 2-1 Adjusting the front and rear shock absorber assemblies ......4-22 DESCRIPTION..........3-1 Trailer hitch (YFM70GPSG / Left view............
Operating the drive select lever and Periodic maintenance chart for the driving in reverse........6-2 emission control system......8-3 Engine break-in ...........6-4 General maintenance and lubrication Parking ............6-5 chart............8-5 Parking on a slope ........6-5 Removing and installing panels....8-10 Accessories and loading ......6-6 Checking the spark plug......
Checking and lubricating the front and INDEX ............12-1 rear brake levers ........8-50 Checking and lubricating the brake pedal ............8-51 Checking the wheel hub bearings..... 8-52 Checking the stabilizer bushes ....8-52 Lubricating the rear knuckle pivots... 8-52 Lubricating the steering shaft ....
Read and understand all of the labels on your ATV. These labels contain important information for safe and proper operation. Never remove any labels from your ATV. If a label becomes difficult to read or comes off, request a re- placement label from your Yamaha dealer.
< 0.5 kg ( 1 lb ) < 4 kg 37S-F816N-00 ( 9 lb ) B16-F816N-01...
Familiarize yourself with the following pictograms and read the explanatory text, then make sure to check the pictograms that apply to your model. Read the Owner’s manual. NEVER use on paved roads. ALWAYS use an approved helmet and NEVER carry passengers. protective gear.
This unit contains high-pressure nitrogen Turning 4WD-LOCK gas. (“DIFF.LOCK”) takes more effort. Operate at a slow speed and allow extra Mishandling can cause an explosion. Do not incinerate, puncture or open. time and distance for maneuvers to avoid loss of control. This pictogram shows the loading limits and/or maximum load capacity for this ATV.
Year of construction Model Name ****** **** *** kW YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. Max. Power *** kg 2500 SHINGAI, IWATA, JAPAN Mass In Running Order...
WARNING LOAD LIMIT NEVER ride as a passenger. 50 kg (110 lbs) Passengers can cause YAMAHA B16-F4877-A0 a loss of control, resulting in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. YAMAHA MAXIMUM LOADING LIMIT LOAD LIMIT PULLING LOAD: 5880 N (600 kgf) 1322 lbf...
When riding with cargo or towing a trailer : Reduce speed and allow more room to stop. Avoid hills and rough terrain. Maximum Vehicle Load : 240 kg, (530 lbs) Includes weight of operator, cargo and accessories (and if applicable, trailer tongue weight). YAMAHA B16-F816M-00 1-12...
16 increases your chance seriously affect handling and control. of severe injury or death. LOCATE AND READ OWNER’S MANUAL. NEVER operate this ATV if you are FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS. under age 16. YAMAHA 4XE-F1568-10 1P0-F816L-00 1-13...
WARNING Storage should not exceed 4 kg (9 lbs) B16-F151F-01 1 lb (0.5 kg). 37S-F151F-00 Turning the ATV in 4WD-LOCK (“DIFF.LOCK”) takes more effort. 5ND-F1558-00 1-14...
EBU17432 SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION Never allow a child under age 16 to operate an EBU27254 ATV without adult supervision, and never allow AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARD- continued use of an ATV by a child if he or she OUS TO OPERATE.
Never operate at speeds too fast for your skills Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the or the riding conditions. Always go at a speed ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills that is proper for the terrain, visibility, operating before attempting larger hills.
Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in technique described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if water deeper than that recommended in this possible. manual. Remember that wet brakes may have ...
Never maintain an ATV without proper knowl- vehicle. If the vehicle is in safe operating con- edge. Contact an authorized ATV dealer to in- dition and you can safely operate it, restart it form you on basic ATV maintenance. Certain and ride gently back to camp or other known maintenance can only be carried out by certified location where you can receive medical at-...
While you may find aftermarket products similar in therefore, such accessories are not recom- design and quality to genuine Yamaha accesso- mended. ries, recognize that some aftermarket accessories Use caution when adding electrical accesso- or modifications are not suitable because of po- ries.
Do not run engine outdoors where engine EWB00073 WARNING exhaust can be drawn into a building through openings such as windows and doors. Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning All engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nau- sea, confusion, and eventually death.
EBU17714 Controls and instruments The ATV you have purchased may differ slightly 2 3 4 from the figures shown in this manual. 1. Drive select lever 2. Rear brake lever 3. Handlebar switches 4. Rear brake fluid reservoir 5. Horn switch 6.
EBU17737 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EBU29912 Main switch The positions of the main switch are as follows: “ ” (on) All electrical systems are supplied with power. The headlights and taillight come on when the light switch is on, and the engine can be started. The key cannot be removed.
EBU26697 EBU17992 Low-range indicator light “ ” Indicator lights and warning lights This indicator light comes on when the transmis- sion is in the low-range position. EBU17982 High-range indicator light “ ” This indicator light comes on when the transmis- sion is in the high-range position.
“ ” (on), or if the warning 4-7 for an explanation of the self-diagnosis de- light remains on, have a Yamaha dealer check the vice.) electrical circuit. The electrical circuit of the warning light can be ECB02400 checked by turning the key to “...
“ ” (on). If the switch is set to the “LOCK” position. warning light does not come on, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical circuit. Due to the synchronizing mechanism in the dif- ferential gear case, the four-wheel-drive indica- ...
an hour meter (which shows the total time the EBU30496 Multi-function display engine has been running) a fuel meter a self-diagnosis device Odometer and tripmeter modes Pushing the “SELECT” button switches the dis- play between the odometer mode “ODO” and the tripmeter modes “TRIP A”...
CLOCK → HOUR → CLOCK warning indicator will start flashing. If this occurs, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical circuit. To set the clock 1. Set the display to the clock mode.
2. Start switch “ ” If the multi-function display indicates an error 3. Engine stop switch “ ” code, note the code number, and then have a 4. Override switch “OVERRIDE” Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 5. Horn switch “ ”...
that the starter motor will not operate properly. EBU18081 Engine stop switch “ ” If this should happen, remove the battery and Set this switch to “ ” before starting the engine. recharge it. (See page 8-54.) The engine stop switch controls the ignition and stops the engine when it is running.
In versa. The ATV handles differently in two- this case, take the ATV to a Yamaha dealer at the wheel drive than in four-wheel drive in some first opportunity.
handle differently. This could distract the oper- ator and increase the risk of losing control and of causing an accident. This ATV is equipped with a switch to change from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive and vice ver- sa. Select the appropriate drive according to the terrain and the conditions.
“LOCK” (four-wheel drive with the differential expectedly. This could distract the operator and increase the risk of losing control and gear locked): Power is supplied to the rear and causing an accident. front wheels and the differential gear is locked. Unlike in four-wheel drive, all wheels turn at the EWB00141 same speed.
LOCK 1. Differential gear lock lever 1. On-Command differential gear lock switch “4WD”/“LOCK” 2. On-Command four-wheel-drive switch “2WD”/“4WD” To unlock the differential gear, stop the ATV and Stop the ATV, move the differential gear lock lever push the switch to the “4WD” position. to position (a), and then push the differential gear lock switch in to the “LOCK”...
Riding before the differential gear is properly en- gaged or disengaged (e.g., when the indicator and indicator light are flashing) will cause the vehicle speed to be limited until the differential gear is completely engaged or disengaged. When the ATV is in four-wheel-drive differential gear lock, the maximum traveling speed is limit- ed to 35 km/h (22 mi/h).
decrease the maximum engine power avail- 3. Tighten the locknut. able and the maximum speed of the ATV, turn EBU18392 the adjusting screw in direction (b). Do not Front brake lever turn the adjusting screw out more than 12 The front brake lever is located on the right han- mm (0.47 in) or the throttle cable could be dlebar.
EBU18612 Drive select lever The drive select lever is used to shift your ATV into the low-range, high-range, neutral, reverse and park positions. See the “Operating the drive select lever and driving in reverse” section on page 6-2 for the drive select lever operation. 1.
of sparks, open flames, or other sources of ignition such as the pilot lights of water heat- ers and clothes dryers. 2. Do not overfill the fuel tank. When refueling, be sure to insert the pump nozzle into the fuel tank filler hole.
4 L (1.06 US gal, 0.88 Imp.gal) rings, as well as to the exhaust system. 3. Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately. Your Yamaha engine has been designed to use NOTICE: Immediately wipe off spilled fuel regular unleaded gasoline with a research octane with a clean, dry, soft cloth, since fuel may number of 91 or higher (95 or higher for Europe).
1. Seat 1. Projection 2. Seat holder To install the seat EBU34681 Insert the projections on the front of the seat into Storage compartments the seat holders and push down on the seat at the This ATV is equipped with three storage compart- rear.
The front storage compartment is located at the front right side of the ATV. To access the storage compartment, remove the storage compartment cover by turning it counterclockwise. 1. Front storage compartment The center storage compartment is located in front of the seat. To access the storage compart- ment, open the storage compartment lid.
The rear storage compartment is located under the taillight. To access the storage compartment, open the storage compartment lid by turning the storage compartment knob 1/4 turn counterclock- wise. 1. Center storage compartment lid 1. Rear storage compartment lid 2. Rear storage compartment knob 3.
A drain plug is fitted at the bottom of each storage compartment. If any water collects in a storage compartment, remove the drain plug, drain the water, and then install the drain plug. 1. Rear storage compartment When storing any documents in the storage com- partments, be sure to wrap them in a plastic bag so that they will not get wet.
EBU18963 Front carrier Do not exceed the load limit of 50.0 kg (110 lb) for the front carrier. Do not exceed the maximum load of 240.0 kg (530 lb) for the ATV. EBU18973 Rear carrier Do not exceed the load limit of 90.0 kg (198 lb) for the rear carrier.
1. Spring preload adjusting ring 2. Position indicator EBU28972 Trailer hitch (YFM70GPSG / YFM70GPLG) A special wrench can be obtained at a Yamaha dealer to make this adjustment. This ATV is equipped with a 5 cm (2 in) trailer hitch receiver. 4-23...
Trailer towing equipment can be obtained at a 4. Open the auxiliary DC jack cap, and then in- Yamaha dealer. (See page 6-7 for precaution in- sert the accessory power plug into the jack. formation.) 1. Auxiliary DC jack cap 2.
ECB00121 NOTICE Do not use accessories requiring more than the above maximum capacity. This may overload the circuit and cause the fuse to blow. If accessories are used without the engine running or with the headlights turned on, the battery will lose its charge and engine start- ing may become difficult.
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:...
ITEM ROUTINE PAGE • Check operation. If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hy- draulic system. • Check brake pads for wear, and replace if necessary. Front brake 5-3, 8-44, 8-45, 8-46 • Check brake fluid level in reservoir, and add specified brake fluid to specified level if necessary.
They should move smoothly and there specified level. Add oil as necessary. (See page should be a firm feeling when the brakes are ap- 8-28.) plied. If not, have a Yamaha dealer check the brake system. EBU19632 Coolant Brake fluid level Make sure that the coolant is at the specified level.
(See page 8-44.) pressures to the following specifications: EBU19762 Throttle lever Check the operation of the throttle lever. It must open smoothly and spring back to the idle position when released. Have a Yamaha dealer correct if necessary.
After extensive tests, only the tires listed below EBU19841 have been approved for this model by Yamaha Chassis fasteners Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America. Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened.
The corresponding indicator light should come on. If the indicator light does not come ECB00151 NOTICE on, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical circuit. See the “Engine break-in” section on page 6-4 prior to operating the engine for the first time.
The rear brake lever or brake pedal is applied EBU20442 Operating the drive select lever and with the drive select lever in any position. How- driving in reverse ever, it is recommended to shift into the neutral or park position before starting the engine. ECB00171 NOTICE 3.
reverse, make sure there are no people or ob- stacles behind you. When it is safe to proceed, go slowly. 1. Bring the ATV to a complete stop. 2. Apply the brake pedal. The drive select lever cannot be shifted into or from reverse or park without applying the brake pedal.
320 km (200 mi) or should come on. If the indicator light does not 20 hours. The various parts in the engine wear and come on, have a Yamaha dealer check the elec- polish themselves to the correct operating clear- trical circuit.
If any engine trouble should occur during the 1. Bring the ATV to a stop by applying the engine break-in period, immediately have a brakes. Yamaha dealer check the ATV. 2. Stop the engine. 3. With the brake pedal applied, shift the drive EBU27322 Parking select lever to the park position.
ATV. Yamaha vehicles. Yamaha is not in a position to Do not mount an accessory where it could inter- test the products that these aftermarket compa- fere with your ability to control the ATV.
Never exceed the weight limits shown. An over- bulky object attached to the handlebars which could make steering difficult, an accessory that loaded ATV can be unstable. limits your ability to move around on the seat, or MAXIMUM LOADING LIMIT one that limits your view.
Do not exceed the maximum tongue weight. Avoid making sharp turns unless at very slow You can measure tongue weight with a bath- speeds. Avoid hills and rough terrain. Choose terrain room scale. Put the tongue of the loaded trailer on the scale with the tongue at hitch height.
RIDE WITH CARE AND GOOD JUDGMENT EBU34731 Get training if you are inexperienced. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ATV EWB01382 This ATV is mainly for utility use, but may also be WARNING used for recreation. This section, Riding your ATV, Do not operate this ATV or allow anyone else provides general ATV riding instructions for recre- to operate it without proper instruction.
the time to learn the basic techniques well before This ATV is designed to carry the operator and attempting more difficult maneuvers. Become fa- cargo only – passengers prohibited. miliar with this ATV at slow speeds first, even if you The long seat is to allow the operator to shift posi- are an experienced operator.
Apparel Always wear the following to reduce risk of injury in an accident: Approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly Eye protection (goggles, helmet face shield, or protective eyewear) Over-the-ankle boots, gloves, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants An approved helmet and other personal protective equipment can reduce the severity of injuries in an accident.
1. Protective clothing Pre-operation checks 2. Goggles Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to 3. Gloves make sure the ATV is in safe operating condition. 4. Boots 5. Helmet Perform the pre-operation checks listed on page 5-1. Always follow the inspection and mainte- Do not operate after or while consuming alco- nance procedures and schedules described in the hol or drugs.
Do not exceed the maximum loading limits fully opening, even when the throttle lever is pushed to the maximum. Turning in the adjusting for the vehicle (see “MAXIMUM LOADING screw limits the maximum engine power available LIMIT” in this section or vehicle labeling). ...
drive slowly (shift into first gear or low drive if avail- MAXIMUM LOADING LIMIT able on this model) whenever you are carrying ATV loading limit (total weight of cargo, rid- heavier loads or when towing a trailer. er, accessories, and tongue): 240.0 kg (530 lb) During operation Front carrier:...
Avoid wheelies and jumping. WARNING! At- parts and accessories added to this ATV should tempting wheelies, jumps, and other stunts in- be genuine Yamaha or equivalent components creases the chance of an accident, including designed for use on this ATV and should be in- an overturn.
Exhaust system To prevent burns, avoid touching the exhaust sys- tem. Park the ATV in a place where pedestrians or EWB01502 WARNING children are not likely to touch it. Dry grass or brush or other combustible ma- terial accumulated around the engine area could catch fire.
BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU RIDE know your country’s laws and regulations before This ATV is designed for use on unpaved surfaces you ride on unpaved public streets or roads. Do only. WARNING! Paved surfaces may seriously not ride on any paved public street, road or motor- affect handling and control of the ATV, and way.
ful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Al- terrain could cause loss of traction or ATV con- ways be alert to changing terrain conditions trol, which could result in an accident, includ- when operating the ATV. ing an overturn. [EWB01532] [EWB01542] When riding in an area where you might not easily be seen, such as desert terrain, mount a caution flag on the ATV.
Select a large, flat, unpaved area to become famil- iar with your ATV. Make sure that this area is free of obstacles and other riders. You should practice control of the throttle, brakes, shifting procedures, and turning techniques in this area before trying more difficult terrain.
As you approach a curve, slow down and begin to ECB00252 NOTICE turn the handlebars in the desired direction. As you do so, put your weight on the footboard to the Do not shift from low-range to high-range or outside of the turn (opposite your desired direc- vice versa without coming to a complete stop.
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for may continue to go straight. If the ATV doesn’t turn, come to a stop and then practice the proce- the ATV or for your abilities. The ATV can dure again. If the riding surface is slippery or overturn more easily on extremely steep hills loose, it may help to position more of your weight than on level surfaces or small hills.
Do not attempt to climb hills until you have mas- tered basic maneuvers on flat ground. Always check the terrain carefully before attempting any hill. In all cases avoid inclines with slippery or loose surfaces, or obstacles that might cause you to lose control.
If you are climbing a hill and you find that you have straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount, not properly judged your ability to make it to the following the procedure described in the Owner’s top, you should turn the ATV around while you still Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before you Use caution while descending a hill with loose or start down any hill. slippery surfaces. Braking ability and traction may Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for be adversely affected by these surfaces. Improper the ATV or for your abilities.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning tech- nique as described in the Owner’s Manual on level ground. Be very careful when turning on any hill.
The ATV can be used to cross slow moving, shal- low water of up to a maximum of 35 cm (14 in) in depth. Before entering the water, choose your path carefully. Enter where there is no sharp drop off, and avoid rocks or other obstacles which may be slippery or upset the ATV.
braking ability. WARNING! Wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability, which could cause loss of control. [EWB02622] 1. Air filter case check hose After riding your ATV in water, be sure to drain the trapped water by removing the check hose at the bottom of the air filter case.
1. Center storage compartment drain plug 1. V-belt case drain plug RIDING OVER ROUGH TERRAIN EWB01652 WARNING Riding improperly over obstacles could cause loss of control or a collision. Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never at- tempt to ride over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees.
accident. Be sure to keep your feet firmly mounted To reduce the tendency for the front wheels to on the footboards at all times. Avoid jumping the slide in loose or slippery conditions, positioning ATV as loss of control and damage to the ATV may your weight over the front wheels will sometimes result.
WHAT TO DO... If your ATV doesn’t turn when you want it to: Bring the ATV to a stop and practice the turning maneuvers again. Be sure you are putting your weight on the footboard to the outside of the turn.
If your ATV is traversing a sloping surface: Be sure to ride with your weight positioned to- wards the uphill side of the ATV to maintain proper balance. If the ATV starts to tip, steer down the hill (if there are no obstacles in your way) to regain balance.
The intervals given in the periodic maintenance vice or while using the vehicle. If you are not fa- charts should be considered as a general guide miliar with vehicle service, have a Yamaha under normal riding conditions. However, DE- dealer perform the service.
Make sure to protect the owner’s If you do not have the tools or experience required manual by putting it in the plastic bag, then by for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform placing the bag in the document pouch. it for you.
However, keep in mind that if the ATV isn’t used for a long period of time, the month maintenance intervals should still be followed. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills.
INITIAL EVERY month Whichev- CHECK OR MAINTENANCE ITEM er comes 1300 2500 2500 5000 km (mi) first (200) (800) (1600) (1600) (3200) hours √ √ √ Spark arrester • Clean. • Check the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose Air induction sys- √...
However, keep in mind that if the ATV isn’t used for a long period of time, the month maintenance intervals should still be followed. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills.
INITIAL EVERY month Whichev- CHECK OR MAINTENANCE ITEM er comes 1300 2500 2500 5000 km (mi) first (200) (800) (1600) (1600) (3200) hours • Check operation and correct if necessary. • Check brake pedal free play and adjust if neces- √...
INITIAL EVERY month Whichev- CHECK OR MAINTENANCE ITEM er comes 1300 2500 2500 5000 km (mi) first (200) (800) (1600) (1600) (3200) hours Shock absorber as- • Check operation and correct if necessary. √ √ √ semblies • Check for oil leakage and replace if necessary. •...
INITIAL EVERY month Whichev- CHECK OR MAINTENANCE ITEM er comes 1300 2500 2500 5000 km (mi) first (200) (800) (1600) (1600) (3200) hours • Change. √ √ Final gear oil • Check ATV for oil leakage, and correct if neces- sary.
EBU23072 Some maintenance items need more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet, dusty, sandy or muddy areas, or at full-throttle. Hydraulic brake service • Regularly check and, if necessary, correct the brake fluid level. • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
EBU23091 Removing and installing panels The panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a panel needs to be removed and installed. 1. Panel E 2.
Panel B To remove the panel 1. Remove panel A. 2. Remove the front carrier by removing the bolts. 1. Panel A To install the panel Place the panel in the original position. 1. Front carrier 2. Carrier bolt (upper) 8-11...
1. Carrier bolt (under the fenders) 1. Panel B 2. Carrier bolt (lower) 2. Quick fastener 3. Projection 3. Remove the quick fasteners, pull panel B for- ward to release the projections, and then pull To install the panel the panel upward to remove it. 1.
Panel C To remove the panel 1. Remove the seat. (See page 4-17.) 2. Remove panel A. 3. Remove the hoses from panel C. 2. Install the front carrier by installing the bolts and tightening them to the specified torques. Tightening torques: Carrier bolt (upper): 34 Nm (3.4 m·kgf, 25 ft·lbf)
1. Bolt 1. Screw 2. Quick fastener To install the panel 5. Remove the screws under the storage com- 1. Place the panel in the original position. partment lid, and then pull the panel upward to remove it. To ease removal of panel C, shift the drive select lever into the reverse position.
2. Install the screws, quick fasteners, bolts, and hoses. Make sure that the hoses are properly connected and routed, and are not pinched. 3. Install panel A. 4. Install the seat. Panels D and E To remove a panel 1. Panel D 1.
To install a panel Panels F and G 1. Place the panel in the original position, and To remove a panel then install the bolt. 1. Remove the panel bolts, footboard bolt, and footboard nut. 1. Panel F 2. Footboard nut 3.
1. Panel G 2. Footboard nut 3. Footboard bolt 4. Panel bolt 5. Projection 2. Pull the panel downward while pushing the projection. To install a panel 1. Place the panel in the original position. 2. Install the bolts and nut, and then tighten them to the specified torques.
Tightening torques: Panel bolt: 4.0 Nm (0.40 m·kgf, 2.9 ft·lbf) Footboard nut: 4.0 Nm (0.40 m·kgf, 2.9 ft·lbf) EBU34190 Checking the spark plug The spark plug is an important engine component, which is easy to check. Since heat and deposits will cause any spark plug to slowly erode, the 1.
Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. In- stead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 2. Check the spark plug for electrode erosion and excessive carbon or other deposits, and replace it if necessary.
Tightening torque: Spark plug: 11 Nm (1.1 m·kgf, 8.0 ft·lbf) If a torque wrench is not available when installing the spark plug, a good estimate of the correct torque is 1/4–1/2 turn past finger tight. However, the spark plug should be tightened to the speci- fied torque as soon as possible.
EBU27469 Engine oil and oil filter cartridge The engine oil level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the oil must be changed and the oil filter cartridge replaced at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrica- tion chart.
5. Insert the dipstick completely into the oil filler 7. Insert the dipstick completely into the oil filler hole, and then remove it again to check the oil hole. level. 8. Install the access cover by turning it clock- wise. The engine oil should be between the minimum To change the engine oil (with or without oil fil- and maximum level marks.
1. Oil filter cartridge 2. Gasket 2. Oil filter wrench Skip steps 6–10 if the oil filter cartridge is not be- An oil filter wrench is available at a nearby Yamaha ing replaced. dealer. 6. Remove panel F. (See page 8-10.) 8.
1. O-ring 1. Torque wrench Tightening torque: Oil filter cartridge: Make sure that the O-ring is properly seated. 15 Nm (1.5 m·kgf, 11 ft·lbf) 9. Install the new oil filter cartridge with an oil fil- 10. Install panel F. ter wrench, and then tighten it to the specified 11.
The final gear case must be checked for oil leak- age before each ride. If any leakage is found, have ECB00301 a Yamaha dealer check and repair the ATV. In ad- NOTICE dition, the final gear oil level must be checked and ...
2. Remove the final gear oil level check bolt and its gasket, and then check the oil level in the final gear case. The oil level should be at the brim of the check hole. 1. Final gear oil filler bolt 2.
To change the final gear oil Tightening torque: 1. Place the ATV on a level surface. Final gear oil drain bolt: 2. Place an oil pan under the final gear case to 23 Nm (2.3 m·kgf, 17 ft·lbf) collect the used oil. 3.
2. Gasket leakage before each ride. If any leakage is found, 3. Differential gear oil have a Yamaha dealer check and repair the ATV. 4. Correct oil level In addition, the differential gear oil level must be 3. If the oil is below the brim of the filler hole, add...
5. Install the oil filler bolt and its gasket, and then 4. Install the drain bolt and its new gasket, and tighten the bolt to the specified torque. then tighten the bolt to the specified torque. Tightening torque: Tightening torque: Differential gear oil filler bolt: Differential gear oil drain bolt: 23 Nm (2.3 m·kgf, 17 ft·lbf)
Recommended differential gear oil: See page 10-1. The coolant level must be checked on a cold en- gine since the level varies with engine tempera- 6. Check the oil filler bolt gasket for damage, ture. and replace it if necessary. 7.
0.25 L (0.26 US qt, 0.22 Imp.qt) a Yamaha dealer check the antifreeze con- tent of the coolant as soon as possible, otherwise the effectiveness of the coolant will be reduced.
EBU34211 To change the coolant EWB01891 WARNING Wait for the engine and radiator to cool before removing the radiator cap. You could be burned by hot fluid and steam blown out under pressure. Always place a thick rag over the cap when opening.
1. Radiator cap 1. Coolant drain bolt 2. Gasket 5. Place a container under the engine, and then remove the coolant drain bolt and its gasket. (Use a trough or a similar object as shown to prevent coolant from spilling on the engine guard.) 1.
6. Place a container under the coolant reservoir Tightening torque: to collect the used coolant. Coolant drain bolt: 7. Remove the coolant reservoir cap. 8 Nm (0.8 m·kgf, 5.8 ft·lbf) 8. Disconnect the coolant reservoir hose on the coolant reservoir side, and then drain the 11.
Antifreeze/water mixture ratio: Recommended antifreeze: High-quality ethylene glycol antifreeze con- taining corrosion inhibitors for aluminum engines Coolant quantity: Radiator (including all routes): 1.76 L (1.86 US qt, 1.55 Imp.qt) Coolant reservoir (up to the maximum level mark): 1. Water pump air bleed bolt 0.25 L (0.26 US qt, 0.22 Imp.qt) 15.
23. Start the engine, and then check for coolant leakage. If any leakage is found, have a Yamaha dealer check the cooling system. 1. Cylinder head air bleed bolt 24. Install the footboard by installing the bolts and nuts, and then tighten them to the speci- 18.
1. Footboard nut Tightening torques: 2. Footboard bolt A Footboard nut: 3. Footboard bolt B 4.0 Nm (0.40 m·kgf, 2.9 ft·lbf) Footboard bolt A: 4.0 Nm (0.40 m·kgf, 2.9 ft·lbf) Tighten footboard bolts B in the order shown. Footboard bolt B: 8 Nm (0.8 m·kgf, 5.8 ft·lbf) 25.
2. Remove the seat. (See page 4-17.) EBU34230 Cleaning the air filter element 3. Remove the air filter case cover by unhooking The air filter element should be cleaned at the in- the air filter case cover holders. tervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
1. Air filter element 1. Air filter element frame 2. Sponge material 5. Pull off the air filter element lock plate, and 3. Air filter element lock plate then remove the sponge material from the air 6. Wash the sponge material gently but thor- filter element frame.
40 hours. It should be cleaned and lubricated damaged. more often if the ATV is operated in extremely 9. Apply Yamaha foam air filter oil or other qual- dusty areas. Each time the air filter element main- ity foam air filter oil to the sponge material.
1. Tailpipe bolt 1. Gasket 2. Spark arrester 2. Remove the tailpipe by pulling it out of the 3. Tailpipe muffler, and then remove the gasket. 4. Check the gasket for damage, and replace it 3. Tap the tailpipe lightly, and then use a wire if necessary.
If water drains from the V-belt case after removing if necessary, adjusted at the intervals specified in the plug, have a Yamaha dealer check the ATV as the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. the water may affect other engine parts.
3. To increase the throttle lever free play, turn must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the inter- the throttle lever free play adjusting bolt in di- vals specified in the periodic maintenance and lu- rection (a). To decrease the throttle lever free brication chart.
Rear brake EBU29843 Checking the brake fluid level Before riding, check that the brake fluid is above the minimum level mark. Check the brake fluid lev- el with the top of the reservoir level. Replenish the brake fluid if necessary. Front brake 1.
Use only the specified brake fluid; otherwise, EBU24293 Changing the brake fluid the rubber seals may deteriorate, causing Have a Yamaha dealer change the brake fluid at leakage. Refill with the same type of brake fluid. Add- the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
Front brake EBU29074 Adjusting the brake pedal free play The brake pedal free play must be adjusted at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. Always perform this maintenance completely in the following order whenever adjusting the rear brake.
1. Brake pedal free play 1. Locknut 2. Brake pedal free play adjusting nut 1. Remove panel G. (See page 8-10.) 4. Tighten the locknut. 2. Loosen the locknut. 5. After adjusting, there should be slight play at 3. Turn the brake pedal free play adjusting nut in the brake pedal cable joint as shown.
If a cable is damaged or does not move The operation of the front and rear brake levers smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or replace should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lubricated if necessary.
Front brake lever EBU28833 Checking and lubricating the brake pedal The operation of the brake pedal should be checked before each ride, and the pedal pivot should be lubricated if necessary. To access the brake pedal pivot, remove panel G. (See page 8-10.) Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease...
EBU25094 YFM70GPLG Lubricating the steering shaft The steering shaft must be lubricated by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the pe- riodic maintenance and lubrication chart. For parts equipped with a grease nipple, use a grease gun. Recommended lubricant:...
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. EBU2904D Battery ECB00621 The battery is located under panel A. (See page NOTICE 8-10.) Never attempt to remove the battery cell seals, This model is equipped with a VRLA (Valve Regu- as this would permanently damage the battery. lated Lead Acid) battery.
To charge the battery their bolt. NOTICE: When removing the bat- Have a Yamaha dealer charge the battery as soon tery, the main switch must be off, and the as possible if it seems to have discharged. Keep...
2. Connect the positive battery lead first, then ECB00932 NOTICE connect the negative battery lead by installing their bolt. NOTICE: When installing the bat- To charge a VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) tery, the main switch must be off, and the battery, a special (constant-voltage) battery charger is required.
ECB00641 NOTICE To prevent accidental short-circuiting, turn off the main switch when checking or replacing a fuse. 2. Remove the blown fuse, and then install a new fuse of the specified amperage. WARNING! Always use a fuse of the spec- ified rating, and never use a substitute ob- ject in place of the proper fuse.
3. Turn the key to “ ” (on) and turn on the elec- pulling it off. trical circuits to check if the devices operate. 4. If the fuse immediately blows again, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical system. 8-59...
4. Remove the burnt-out bulb. 5. Place a new headlight bulb into position. NOTICE: Do not touch the glass part of the headlight bulb to keep it free from oil, oth- erwise the transparency of the glass, the luminosity of the bulb, and the bulb life will be adversely affected.
NOTICE ed properly. [ECB00672] It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer make 8. Install the headlight cover as shown, and then this adjustment. install the quick fasteners. To raise a headlight beam, turn the headlight beam adjusting screw in direction (a).
This model is equipped with an LED type of 5. Remove the wheel. tail/brake light. If the tail/brake light does not come on, have a EBU25702 Yamaha dealer check it. Installing a wheel 1. Place the ATV on a level surface. EBU25652 Removing a wheel 2.
Tapered nuts are used for both the front and rear wheels. Install the nuts with their tapered side towards the wheel. 1. Tapered nut 3. Lower the ATV to the ground. 4. Tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torques.
The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vi- tal systems yourself. However, should your ATV require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the ATV properly.
Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the ATV. Check the compression. 4. Compression The engine does not start. There is compression.
Start the engine. If the engine overheats again, have a The coolant level Yamaha dealer check and repair the cooling system. is OK. 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.
EBU25861 CLEANING AND STORAGE and deterioration of wheel bearings, EBU25882 Cleaning brakes, transmission seals and electrical Frequent, thorough cleaning of your ATV will not devices. Many expensive repair bills have only enhance its appearance but will improve its resulted from improper high-pressure de- general performance and extend the useful life of tergent applications such as those avail- many components.
3. Perform the following steps to protect the cyl- EBU27262 Storage inder, piston rings, etc. from corrosion. a. Remove the spark plug cap and spark Short-term plug. Always store your ATV in a cool, dry place and, if b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil into the necessary, protect it against dust with a porous spark plug bore.
6. Cover the muffler outlet with a plastic bag to prevent moisture from entering it. 7. Remove the battery and fully charge it. Store it in a cool, dry place and charge it once a month. Do not store the battery in an exces- sively cold or warm place [less than 0 °C (30 °F) or more than 30 °C (90 °F)].
EBU25962 SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Uncertainty of measurement: 0.0 m/s² (YFM70GPHG_EUR, YFM70GPLG, Overall length: YFM70GPSG_EUR, YFM70GPXG_EUR) 2070 mm (81.5 in) 0.1 m/s² (YFM70GDHG, YFM70GDXG) Overall width: Vibration on handle (EN1032, ISO5008): 1230 mm (48.4 in) Will not exceed 2.5 m/s² (EUR) Overall height: Uncertainty of measurement: 1253 mm (49.3 in) 0.3 m/s²...
Type: Quantity: SAE 0W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-40, 20W-40 or 20W- 0.22 L (0.23 US qt, 0.19 Imp.qt) Coolant quantity: Coolant reservoir (up to the maximum level mark): 130 ˚F 0.25 L (0.26 US qt, 0.22 Imp.qt) Radiator (including all routes): SAE 0W-30 1.76 L (1.86 US qt, 1.55 Imp.qt) Air filter:...
Transmission: Rear tire: Secondary reduction system: Type: Shaft drive Tubeless Secondary reduction ratio: Size: 43/21 × 24/18 × 33/9 (10.011) AT26 x 10-12 Transmission type: Manufacturer/model: V-belt automatic MAXXIS/MU06Y Operation: Loading: Left hand operation Maximum loading limit: Reverse gear: 240.0 kg (530 lb) 23/14 ×...
Rear wheel: Spring/shock absorber type: Coil spring/gas-oil damper Wheel type: Wheel travel: Cast wheel (YFM70GPLG, YFM70GPSG) 232 mm (9.2 in) Panel wheel (YFM70GDHG, YFM70GDXG, Electrical system: YFM70GPHG, YFM70GPXG) Rim size: Ignition system: 12 x 7.5AT Front brake: Charging system: AC magneto Type: Battery: Disc brake...
Coolant temperature warning light: Four-wheel-drive motor fuse: 10.0 A EPS warning light: Radiator fan motor fuse: LED (YFM70GPHG, YFM70GPLG, YFM70GPSG, 20.0 A YFM70GPXG) EBU30402 Park indicator light: Engine trouble warning light: For Europe only The figures quoted are emission levels and are not High-range indicator light: necessarily safe working levels.
Record the vehicle identification number and model label information in the spaces provided below for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the ATV is stolen. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number (front left side)
INDEX Drive select lever safety system cable, adjusting ..8-43 Accessories and loading ..........6-6 Accessories, auxiliary jack ...........4-24 Engine break-in .............. 6-4 Air filter element, cleaning ..........8-38 Engine oil ............... 5-3 Axle boots ..............8-49 Engine oil and oil filter cartridge ........8-21 Engine stop switch ............
Speed limiter ..............4-13 Stabilizer bushes, checking ......... 8-52 Main switch ..............4-1 Starting the engine ............6-1 Maintenance and lubrication chart ........ 8-5 Start switch ..............4-8 Maintenance chart, emission control system ....8-3 Steering shaft, lubricating ..........8-53 Model label ..............
EBU26173 WARNING Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. NEVER USE ALWAYS USE NEVER USE NEVER CARRY AN APPROVED PASSENGERS WITH DRUGS ON PAVED HELMET AND OR ALCOHOL ROADS PROTECTIVE GEAR NEVER ALWAYS operate: • without proper training or instruction. •...