Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL FZS6Y(C) LIT-11626-22-76 4S8-28199-12...
EAU10042 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
Yamaha has met these standards without reducing the performance or economy of operation of the motorcycle. To maintain these high standards, it is important that you and your Yamaha dealer pay close attention to the recommended maintenance schedules and operating instructions contained within this manual.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10132 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 personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
TABLE OF CONTENTS LOCATION OF IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY – Adjusting the clutch lever free LABELS ..........1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 5-1 play ........... 7-23 Rear brake light switch ....7-23 SAFETY INFORMATION ....2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Checking the front and rear RIDING POINTS.........
Matte color caution ......8-1 Care ..........8-1 Storage ...........8-3 SPECIFICATIONS ......9-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION...10-1 Identification numbers ....10-1 Reporting safety defects ....10-3 Motorcycle noise regulation ..10-4 Maintenance record ......10-5 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. STREET AND ENDURO MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY ......10-7 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ........10-9...
Read and understand all of the labels on your vehicle. They contain important information 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. 5,6,7,8,9,10...
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS NOTICE Cleaning with alkaline or acid cleaner, gasoline or solvent will damage windshield. Use neutral detergent. 4B5-2815K-00 WARNING Improper loading can cause loss of control. Read owner’s manual for proper loading. 3JJ-28446-A1...
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS California only California only California only...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10283 Safe Riding • Ride where other motorists can Perform the pre-operation checks each see you. Avoid riding in another time you use the vehicle to make sure it motorist’s blind spot. Be a Responsible Owner is in safe operating condition. Failure to Many accidents involve inexperi- As the vehicle’s owner, you are respon- inspect or maintain the vehicle properly...
SAFETY INFORMATION due to excessive speed or under- This motorcycle is designed for on- A passenger should also observe cornering (insufficient lean angle road use only. It is not suitable for the above precautions. for the speed). off-road use. • Always obey the speed limit and Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning never travel faster than warrant- Protective apparel...
Yamaha accessories, which are avail- Shifting weights can create a sud- accessories to your motorcycle. Use able only from a Yamaha dealer, have den imbalance. Make sure that ac- extra care when riding a motorcycle been designed, tested, and approved cessories and cargo are securely that has added cargo or accessories.
SAFETY INFORMATION modifications not specifically recom- clearance or cornering clearance, tor and may limit control ability, mended by Yamaha, even if sold and limit suspension travel, steering therefore, such accessories are installed by a Yamaha dealer. travel or control operation, or ob- not recommended.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10460 EAU10661 To lock the steering Main switch/steering lock All electrical systems are off. The key can be removed. EWA10061 WARNING Never turn the key to “OFF” or “LOCK” while the vehicle is moving. Otherwise the electrical systems will be switched off, which may result in loss of control or an accident.
“OFF” while still pushing it. 4. High beam indicator light “ ” Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- 5. Engine trouble warning light “ ” cuit. 6. Oil level warning light “...
For radiator-fan-equipped vehi- for 2.5 seconds. If this occurs, cles, the radiator fan(s) automati- have a Yamaha dealer check the cally switch on or off according to vehicle. the coolant temperature in the ra- diator.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Coolant Display Conditions What to do temperature Under 39 °C Message “Lo” is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (Under 103 °F) 40–116 °C Temperature is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (104–242 °F) Stop the vehicle and allow it to idle until 117–139 °C Temperature display flashes.
If this occurs, an odometer have a Yamaha dealer check the self- two tripmeters (which show the diagnosis system. (See page 4-8 for an distance traveled since they were...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Tachometer Clock 5. Push the “RESET” button to set the minutes. 6. Push the “SELECT” button and then release it to start the clock. Odometer and tripmeter modes 1. Tachometer 1. Clock 2. Tachometer red zone The clock displays when the key is The electric tachometer allows the rider turned to “ON”.
5 km (3 mi). When the coolant temperature display mately 3 seconds. If this occurs, have a is selected, “C” is displayed for one Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- Fuel meter second, and then the coolant tempera- cuit.
If the display indicates any error codes, When the air intake temperature note the code number, and then have a display is selected, “A” is displayed Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. for one second, and then the air in- ECA11590 NOTICE take temperature is displayed.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS LCD and tachometer brightness 4. Push the “RESET” button to select EAU12347 Handlebar switches control mode the desired brightness level. 5. Push the “SELECT” button to con- Left firm the selected brightness level. The display will return to the odom- eter or tripmeter mode.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12400 EAU12711 EAU12820 Dimmer switch “ ” Start switch “ ” Clutch lever Set this switch to “ ” for the high Push this switch to crank the engine beam and to “ ” for the low beam. with the starter.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12870 EAU26823 EAU12941 Shift pedal Brake lever Brake pedal The brake lever is located at the right handlebar grip. To apply the front brake, pull the lever toward the handle- bar grip. 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake pedal The shift pedal is located on the left The brake pedal is on the right side of side of the engine and is used in com-...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13074 EAU13221 Fuel tank cap Fuel The fuel tank cap cannot be closed un- Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in less the key is in the lock. In addition, the tank. the key cannot be removed if the cap is EWA10881 WARNING not properly closed and locked.
EWA15151 as well as to the exhaust system. WARNING Your Yamaha engine has been de- Gasoline is poisonous and can signed to use regular unleaded gaso- cause injury or death. Handle gaso- line with a pump octane number line with care.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13445 ECA10701 EAU32980 Catalytic converters Seat NOTICE This vehicle is equipped with catalytic Use only unleaded gasoline. The use converters in the exhaust system. To remove the seat of leaded gasoline will cause unre- 1. Insert the key into the seat lock, EWA10862 pairable damage to the catalytic WARNING...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14282 EAU14452 Helmet holder Storage compartment 1. Projection 2. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder 1. Storage compartment 2. Push the rear of the seat down to 2. Unlock. The storage compartment is located lock it in place. To open the helmet holder, insert the under the seat.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS When washing the vehicle, be careful EAU36464 Adjusting the shock absorber not to let any water enter the storage assembly compartment. This shock absorber assembly is equipped with a spring preload adjust- ing ring. ECA10101 NOTICE To avoid damaging the mechanism, do not attempt to turn beyond the 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Do not tamper with or attempt to EAU15301 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- Sidestand open the cylinder assembly. pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side Do not subject the shock ab- of the frame.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU44902 Ignition circuit cut-off system The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- prising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the fol- lowing functions. It prevents starting when the trans- mission is in gear and the side- stand is up, but the clutch lever is not pulled.
”. stand during this inspection. • 3. Turn the key on. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 4. Shift the transmission into the neutral position. dealer check the system before riding. 5. Push the start switch. Does the engine start? With the engine still running: The neutral switch may not be working correctly.
• If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 7-15 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check brake pads for wear. Front brake • Replace if necessary.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 7-19, 7-28 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 7-27 •...
• Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 4-17 • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
NOTICE tral position. (See page 6-2.) The neutral indicator light should come Even with the transmission in on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to the neutral position, do not check the electrical circuit. coast for long periods of time 3.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 4. At the recommended shift points 3. Shift the transmission into the neu- EAU16841 Engine break-in shown in the following table, close tral position when the motorcycle There is never a more important period the throttle, and at the same time, is almost completely stopped.
• Check the air cut-off valve, reed Air induction sys- valve, and hose for damage. √ √ • Replace any damaged parts if necessary. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU32185 General maintenance and lubrication chart INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS 600 mi 4000 mi 8000 mi 12000 mi 16000 mi 20000 mi ITEM ROUTINE (1000 km) (7000 km) (13000 km) (19000 km) (25000 km) (31000 km) 1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS 600 mi 4000 mi 8000 mi 12000 mi 16000 mi 20000 mi ITEM ROUTINE (1000 km) (7000 km) (13000 km) (19000 km) (25000 km) (31000 km) 1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months 30 months •...
24 months. Front and rear brake √ √ √ √ √ √ 24 * • Check operation. switches • Apply Yamaha chain and cable √ √ √ √ √ √ 25 * Control cables lube or engine oil thoroughly.
• Adjust headlight beam. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service. From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18771 2. Pull the front cowling away from Removing and installing pan- the vehicle as shown, and then re- move the panel. 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.
Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. If a spark plug shows signs of electrode erosion and excessive carbon or other deposits, it should be replaced.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Before installing a spark plug, the spark EAU19681 Canister (for California only) plug gap should be measured with a If a torque wrench is not available when wire thickness gauge and, if necessary, installing a spark plug, a good estimate adjusted to specification.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU42626 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.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT An oil filter wrench is available at a Yamaha dealer. 6. Apply a thin coat of clean engine oil to the O-ring of the new oil filter cartridge. 1. Engine oil drain bolt 1. Torque wrench...
Make sure that no foreign mate- or remains on, immediately turn the rial enters the crankcase. engine off and have a Yamaha dealer Recommended engine oil: check the vehicle. See page 9-1. 11. Turn the engine off, and then...
A slight tilt to the added to the coolant, have a side can result in a false reading. Yamaha dealer check the anti- freeze content of the coolant as 2. Check the coolant level in the cool- soon as possible, otherwise the ant reservoir.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU42682 7. Install the coolant reservoir and its To change the coolant reservoir cover by placing them in 1. Place the vehicle on the center- the original position, and then in- stand and let the engine cool if stalling the bolts.
17. Start the engine, and then check Tightening torque: the vehicle for coolant leakage. If Coolant drain bolt: coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha 10 Nm (1.0 m·kgf, 7.2 ft·lbf) dealer check the cooling system. 11. Pour the specified amount of the recommended coolant into the ra- diator and reservoir.
1. Bolt are not pinched. If any hose is 1. Air filter element 4. Remove the air filter case cover by damaged, have a Yamaha dealer 2. Air intake manifold removing the screws. NOTICE: replace the hose before starting When removing the air filter...
3.0–5.0 mm (0.12–0.20 in) at the throttle grip. Periodically check the throttle cable free play and, if neces- sary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. 1. Original position (paint mark) 9. Install the fuel tank bolts. 10. Install the panels.
Rear: from occurring, the valve clearance regarding the specified tires. 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer FZS6Y 90–190 kg (198–419 lb) at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure FZS6YC 90–189 kg (198–417 lb): maintenance and lubrication chart.
After extensive tests, only the tires list- in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, con- ed below have been approved for this tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. have the tire replaced. Minimum tire tread depth (front and rear): 1.0 mm (0.04 in)
Always adjust the tire air pres- 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) fore each ride. If any damage is Manufacturer/model: sure according to the operating found, have a Yamaha dealer re- BRIDGESTONE/BT020R GG conditions. DUNLOP/D252 place the wheel. Do not attempt FRONT and REAR:...
The clutch lever free play should mea- before braking takes effect. If neces- sure 10.0–15.0 mm (0.39–0.59 in) as sary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust the shown. Periodically check the clutch le- brake light switch. ver free play and, if necessary, adjust it as follows.
EAU22580 Checking the front and rear Checking the brake fluid level touches the brake disc, have a Yamaha brake pads dealer replace the brake pads as a set. Front brake The front and rear brake pads must be...
Changing the brake fluid is above the minimum level mark and ter the brake fluid reservoir when Have a Yamaha dealer change the replenish if necessary. A low brake fluid refilling. Water will significantly brake fluid at the intervals specified in...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU22760 Drive chain slack: Drive chain slack 45.0–55.0 mm (1.77–2.17 in) Using the alignment marks on each The drive chain slack should be side of the swingarm, make sure that checked before each ride and adjusted 5.
If a cable is damaged wet areas. Service the drive chain as or does not move smoothly, have a follows. Yamaha dealer check or replace it. WARNING! Damage to the outer ECA10581 NOTICE housing of cables may result in in-...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU23111 EAU44271 Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease throttle grip and cable brake and shift pedals The operation of the throttle grip should be checked before each ride. In addi- tion, the cable should be lubricated at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance chart.
EWA10741 WARNING If the centerstand or sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. Otherwise, the centerstand or sidestand could contact the ground The operation of the brake and clutch and distract the operator, resulting levers should be checked before each in a possible loss of control.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAUM1650 EAU23272 Recommended lubricant: Lubricating the swingarm piv- Checking the front fork Lithium-soap-based grease The condition and operation of the front fork must be checked as follows at the The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- intervals specified in the periodic main- ed at the intervals specified in the peri- tenance and lubrication chart.
2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork does not operate smoothly, fork legs and try to move them for- have a Yamaha dealer check or re- ward and backward. If any free pair it. play can be felt, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair the steering.
Electrolyte is poisonous and To charge the battery [ECA16302] dangerous since it contains sul- Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- furic acid, which causes severe tery as soon as possible if it seems to burns. Avoid any contact with have discharged.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. If the battery will be stored for more EAU32843 Replacing the fuses than two months, check it at least The main fuse is located under the fuel once a month and fully charge it if tank.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU43002 6. Install the turn signal light unit by Replacing a turn signal light installing the screw. NOTICE: Do bulb not overtighten the screw, oth- 1. Remove the turn signal light unit erwise the lens may break. by removing the screw.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24312 EAU24360 Replacing the license plate Front wheel light bulb EAU43091 1. Remove the license plate light unit To remove the front wheel by removing the screws. EWA10821 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Remove the brake caliper (togeth- 3. Install the brake caliper (together EAU25080 Rear wheel er with the reflector) on each side with the reflector) on each side by by removing the bolts. NOTICE: installing the bolts. EAU25151 Do not apply the brake after the To remove the rear wheel...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 5. While supporting the brake caliper and slightly lifting the wheel, pull Make sure that the slot in the brake the wheel axle out. caliper bracket is fit over the retain- er on the swingarm. Make sure that there is enough space between the brake pads be- fore installing the wheel.
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.
Remove the spark plugs and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the battery. 4. Battery The engine turns over The battery is good.
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.
Rust and corrosion can develop matte colored finished parts. Be Cleaning even if high-quality components are sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for ECA10772 advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- NOTICE fore cleaning the vehicle.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using Test the product on a small hid- plenty of water, as it is harmful den part of the windshield to Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may to plastic parts. make sure that it does not leave remain well into spring.
WARNING To prevent corrosion, avoid Contaminants on the brakes or tires Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- damp cellars, stables (because vice on what products to use. can cause loss of control. of the presence of ammonia)
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 3. Perform the following steps to pro- 4. Lubricate all control cables and the tect the cylinders, piston rings, etc. pivoting points of all levers and from corrosion. pedals as well as of the side- a. Remove the spark plug caps stand/centerstand.
Record the key identification number, vehicle identification number and mod- el label information in the spaces pro- vided below for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehi- cle is stolen. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1.
1. Model label The model label is affixed to the frame under the seat. (See page 4-14.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer. 10-2...
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU26560 Motorcycle noise regulation TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement of any device or element of design incorporated into any new ve- hicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use or (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU26632 Maintenance record Copies of work orders and/or receipts for parts purchased and installed on your vehicle will be required to document that maintenance has been completed in accordance with the emissions warranty. The chart below is printed only as a reminder that maintenance work is required.
CONSUMER INFORMATION Maintenance Date of Servicing dealer Mileage Remarks interval service name and address 36000 mi (55000 km) or 54 months 40000 mi (61000 km) or 60 months 10-6...
CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU26663 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. STREET AND ENDURO MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. hereby warrants that CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY under this Engine new Yamaha motorcycles will be free from defects in warranty shall be to: Displacement Period...
CUSTOMER SERVICE What costs are my responsibility during the warranty period? If your machine requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha The customer’s responsibility includes all costs of normal maintenance services, motorcycle dealer within the continental United States. Be sure to bring your warranty non-warranty repairs, accident and collision damages, and oil, oil filters, air filters, registration card or other valid proof of the original date of purchase.
This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to dealer to see how comforting uninterrupted factory- Yamaha owners like you, and only while your Yamaha is still backed protection can be. within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha dealer to get all the facts.
Yamaha Limited Warranty expires. A special note: If visiting your dealer isn’t convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your frame number). We’ll be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.
INDEX Air filter element, replacing ....7-18 Front and rear brake pads, checking ..7-24 Oil level warning light ......4-2 Front fork, checking.......7-30 Fuel ............4-12 Battery ..........7-32 Panels, removing and installing ....7-9 Fuel tank cap.........4-12 Brake and clutch levers, checking and Parking............