INTRODUCTION EAU10080 Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha Road Star™. This model is the result of Yamaha’s vast experience in the production of fine sporting, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. It represents the high degree of craftsmanship and reliability that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this motorcycle and should remain with it even if the motorcycle is subsequently sold. Yamaha continually seeks advancements in product design and quality. Therefore, while this manual contains the most current product information available at the time of printing, there may be minor discrepancies between your motorcycle and this manual.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION AND UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN SAFE AND PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES. REGULAR INSPECTIONS AND CAREFUL MAINTENANCE, ALONG WITH GOOD RIDING SKILLS, WILL ENSURE THAT YOU SAFELY ENJOY THE CAPABILITIES AND THE RELIABILITY OF THIS MOTORCYCLE. *Product and specifications are subject to change without notice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 Saddlebags [XV17ATV(C)] ..3-13 Engine oil and oil filter cartridge ... 6-10 Location of important labels ...1-5 Sidecases [XV17ATMV(C)] ..3-13 Transfer case oil ......6-13 Adjusting the shock absorber Cleaning the air filter element ..6-15 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 assembly ........
Checking and lubricating the Motorcycle noise regulation ... 9-4 brake and clutch levers .....6-30 Maintenance record ....... 9-5 Checking and lubricating the YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, sidestand ........6-31 U.S.A. STREET AND ENDURO Lubricating the swingarm pivots ...6-31 MOTORCYCLE LIMITED Lubricating the rear suspension ...6-31 WARRANTY .......
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10251 AND/OR WHEN MADE NECES- • Ride where other motorists can SARY BY MECHANICAL CONDI- see you. Avoid riding in another MOTORCYCLES SINGLE TIONS. motorist’s blind spot. TRACK VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE Many motorcycle accidents in- AND OPERATION ARE DEPENDENT Safe riding volve inexperienced operators.
Modifications made to this motorcycle other motorists can see you. the single most critical factor in the pre- not approved by Yamaha, or the re- The posture of the operator and vention or reduction of head injuries. moval of original equipment, may ren- passenger is important for proper Always wear an approved helmet.
XV17AVC 194 kg (428 lb) been specifically designed for use on lightweight as possible and XV17AWV 194 kg (428 lb) this motorcycle. Since Yamaha cannot should be kept to a minimum. XV17AWVC 194 kg (428 lb) test all other accessories that may be •...
SAFETY INFORMATION tor and may limit control ability, Always turn the engine off before eyes, see your doctor immediately. therefore, such accessories are leaving the motorcycle unattended If any gasoline spills on your skin not recommended. and remove the key from the main or clothing, immediately wash the Use caution when adding electri- switch.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10460 EAU10680 To unlock the steering Main switch/steering lock LOCK The steering is locked, and all electrical systems are off. The key can be re- moved. To lock the steering 1. Push. 2. Turn. The main switch/steering lock controls the ignition and lighting systems, and is Push the key in, and then turn it to used to lock the steering.
This warning light comes on or flashes high beam of the headlight is switched when an electrical circuit monitoring the engine is defective. When this occurs, have a Yamaha dealer check the self- diagnosis system. EAU38100 Fuel level warning light “ ”...
To reset a tripmeter, select it by push- To prevent engine damage, be sure ing the mode button (left), and then 1. Odometer/tripmeter/clock to consult a Yamaha dealer as soon hold down the set button (right) for at 2. Speedometer as possible if this occurs.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12110 EAU12211 2. Press both the set button (right) Fuel gauge Clock and the mode button (left) simulta- The fuel gauge indicates the amount of neously until the hours and min- fuel in the fuel tank. The needle moves utes flash.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12343 EAU12400 EAU12500 Handlebar switches Dimmer switch “ ” Horn switch “ ” Set this switch to “ ” for the high Press this switch to sound the horn. Left beam and to “ ” for the low beam. EAU12660 Engine stop switch “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12820 EAU12880 EAU12890 Clutch lever Shift pedal Brake lever 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left The brake lever is located at the right handlebar grip.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12941 EAU13120 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to Brake pedal Fuel tank cap the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover. NOTE: The fuel tank cap cannot be installed unless the key is in the lock. In addition, the key cannot be removed if the cap is not properly installed and locked.
1. Fuel tank filler tube Fuel tank capacity: 2. Fuel level mended by Yamaha because it can 20.0 L (5.28 US gal) (4.40 Imp.gal) cause damage to the fuel system or ve- Fuel reserve amount: Make sure that there is sufficient fuel in hicle performance problems.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13560 This indicates reserve. If you run out of Fuel cock fuel while riding, move the lever to this The fuel cock supplies fuel from the position. Fill the tank at the first oppor- tank to the carburetor while filtering it al- tunity.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13600 EAU13780 EAU14152 Starter (choke) knob “ ” Locking the steering with a Rider seat padlock To remove the rider seat 1. Turn the key to “OFF”, and then turn it to “OPEN”. Starting a cold engine requires a richer air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by In addition to the main switch/steering the starter (choke).
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14320 To release the helmet from the hel- Helmet holder met holder Remove the rider seat, remove the hel- met from the helmet holder, and then install the seat. 1. Projection 2. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14580 To change the windshield height EWA10920 Windshield WARNING 1. Remove the bolts on each side of [XV17ATV(C)/XV17ATMV(C)] the windshield. After adjusting the windshield: To suit the rider’s preference, the wind- 2. Move the windshield to the other Securely tighten the windshield shield angle can be adjusted and the position.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14613 To open a saddlebag EAU35890 Saddlebags [XV17ATV(C)] Sidecases [XV17ATMV(C)] Unbuckle the belts and fold up the flap. EWA11111 EWA12520 WARNING WARNING Improper loading or overloading can Improper loading or overloading can cause loss of control and possibly cause loss of control and possibly an accident or personal injury.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To open a sidecase To close a sidecase EAU14811 Adjusting the shock absorber 1. Insert the key into the lock, turn it 1. Fold the sidecase lid down. assembly counterclockwise, and then push it 2. Turn the key clockwise, and then This shock absorber assembly is remove it.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS load and thereby soften the sus- ECA10120 CAUTION: pension, turn the adjusting nut in direction (b). Always tighten the locknut against the adjusting nut, and then tighten the locknut to the specified torque. EWA10220 WARNING This shock absorber contains highly pressurized nitrogen gas.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Always have a Yamaha dealer EAU15301 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- Sidestand service the shock absorber. pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side of the frame. Raise the sidestand or lower it with your foot while holding the vehicle upright.
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following procedure. EWA10250 WARNING If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha dealer check the system be- fore riding. 3-17...
5. Push the start switch. Does the engine start? The neutral switch may be defective. The motorcycle should not be ridden until checked by a Yamaha dealer. With the engine still running: 6. Move the sidestand up. 7. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS EAU15591 The condition of a vehicle is the owner’s responsibility. Vital components can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if the vehicle remains unused (for example, as a result of exposure to the elements). Any damage, fluid leakage or loss of tire air pressure could have serious consequences.
Transfer case oil • Check vehicle for oil leakage. 6-13 • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check lever free play. • Adjust if necessary. Front brake • Check brake pads for wear.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-17, 6-29 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-29 •...
Become thoroughly familiar system to enable starting, one of the Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- with all operating controls and following conditions must be met: cuit. their functions before riding. The transmission is in the neutral Consult a Yamaha dealer re- position.
(choke) turned on, then about 2.5 min- EAU16640 Starting a warm engine engine, and have a Yamaha dealer utes with the starter (choke) in the half- Follow the same procedure as for start- check the self-diagnosis system.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16671 ECA10260 4. At the recommended shift points Shifting CAUTION: shown in the following table, close the throttle, and at the same time, Even with the transmission in quickly pull the clutch lever in. the neutral position, do not 5.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17170 Parking When parking, stop the engine, remove the key from the main switch, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “OFF”. EWA10310 WARNING Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot, park in a place where pedestri- ans or children are not likely to touch them.
TRAINED AND EQUIPPED TO PER- certain maintenance work correctly. FORM THESE PARTICULAR SER- VICES. NOTE: If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EWA10340 WARNING Modifications approved Yamaha may cause loss of perfor- mance, excessive emissions, and render the vehicle unsafe for use. Consult a Yamaha dealer before at- tempting any changes.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary. Evaporative emis- • Check control system for dam- √ sion control system age. (For California only) • Replace if necessary. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU32183 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...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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...
Front and rear brake √ √ √ √ √ √ 24 * • Check operation. switches • Apply Yamaha chain and cable √ √ √ √ √ √ 25 * Control cables lube or engine oil SAE 10W-30 thoroughly. • Check operation and free play.
• Adjust headlight beam. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service. NOTE: From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18751 EAU19543 Removing and installing the Checking the spark plugs panel The spark plugs are important engine components, which are easy to check. The panel shown needs to be removed Since heat and deposits will cause any to perform some of the maintenance spark plug to slowly erode, the spark jobs described in this chapter.
If any spark plug shows a distinctly dif- ferent color, the engine could be defec- tive. Do not attempt to diagnose such 1. Spark plug gap problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Spark plug gap: 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU19681 EAU34080 Canister (for California only) Engine oil and oil filter NOTE: To achieve the proper engine oil tem- cartridge perature for an accurate oil level read- The engine oil level should be checked ing, the engine must have first before each ride.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA10900 CAUTION: Make sure that the oil filler cap is se- curely tightened, otherwise oil may seep out when the engine is run- ning. To change the engine oil (with or without oil filter cartridge replace- 1.
NOTE: ified torque. with a torque wrench. An oil filter wrench is available at a Yamaha dealer. Tightening torque: Engine oil drain bolt: 8. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to 43 Nm (4.3 m·kgf, 31 ft·lbf) the O-ring of the new oil filter car- tridge.
If any and then gradually fill the oil tank 15. Start the engine, and then let it idle leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- with the remaining oil quantity for several minutes while checking er check and repair the vehicle.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. If the oil is below the brim of the 4. Install the oil check bolt, and then Tightening torque: check hole, remove the oil filler tighten it to the specified torque. Transfer case oil drain bolt: cap, add sufficient oil of the recom- 17.5 Nm (1.75 m·kgf, 12.7 ft·lbf) Tightening torque:...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU20655 5. Remove the air filter element by Cleaning the air filter element removing the screws, and then dis- The air filter element should be cleaned connect the hose shown. at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
The carburetor is an important part of the engine and its emission control sys- tem, which requires very sophisticated adjustment. Therefore, carburetor ad- justments should be left to Yamaha dealer, who has the necessary profes- sional knowledge and experience. 1. Hose 7.
Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure maintenance and lubrication chart. The tire air pressure should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted before each ride.
NEVER OVER- in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, con- tires): LOAD YOUR VEHICLE. Make sure tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and 0–90 kg (0–198 lb): Front: that the total weight of the cargo, rid- have the tire replaced.
XV17AVC BRIDGESTONE/G702E perature of the tire equals the ambi- XV17AV DUNLOP/D404 Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. ent air temperature. Tire inflation XV17AVC DUNLOP/D404 pressure must be adjusted accord- ing to total weight of cargo, rider, passenger, and accessories (wind- shield, saddlebags, etc.
XV17ATMVC 179 kg (395 lb) items close to the center of the XV17ATV 179 kg (395 lb) tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and XV17ATVC 179 kg (395 lb) motorcycle and distribute the have the tire replaced.
It is dangerous to ride with a STONE/G703N XV17AWVC BRIDGE- worn-out tire. When a tire tread STONE/G703N begins to show crosswise lines, Rear tire: have a Yamaha dealer replace Size: the tire immediately. 150/80B16M/C 71H The replacement of all wheel- Manufacturer/model: XV17AMV BRIDGE-...
If any damage is parts you choose for your vehicle age before each ride. If any dam- found, have a Yamaha dealer re- should be designed specifically for age is found, have a Yamaha place the wheel. Do not attempt this model, and they must be se- dealer replace the wheel.
Adjusting the clutch lever free NOTE: use of items which have not been If the specified clutch lever free play play approved by Yamaha. could be obtained as described above, tighten the locknut and skip the rest of the procedure, otherwise proceed as follows.
A soft or spongy feeling in the brake lever can indicate the presence of air in the hydraulic system. If there is air in the hy- draulic system, have a Yamaha dealer bleed the system before operating the motorcycle. Air in 1. Locknut the hydraulic system will dimin- 2.
EAU22390 the point that a wear indicator almost Adjusting the rear brake light Checking the front and rear touches the brake disc, have a Yamaha switch brake pads dealer replace the brake pads as a set. The front and rear brake pads must be...
However, if the Use only the recommended quality brake fluid level goes down sud- 1. Minimum level mark brake fluid, otherwise the rubber denly, have a Yamaha dealer Rear brake seals may deteriorate, causing check the cause. leakage and poor braking perfor- mance.
Changing the brake fluid Drive belt slack with a force of 45 N (4.5 kgf, 10 lbf) Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive belt slack should be checked applied to the belt with a belt ten- brake fluid at the intervals specified in and adjusted at the intervals specified sion gauge as shown.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23070 3. To tighten the drive belt, turn the ECA10880 To adjust the drive belt slack CAUTION: adjusting bolt on each side of the 1. Loosen the rear wheel axle nut swingarm in direction (a). To loos- Improper drive belt slack will over- and the brake caliper bracket bolt.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23140 Recommended lubricant: Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- brake and clutch levers pose grease) pose grease) Brake lever Clutch lever The operation of the brake and clutch levers should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.
Recommended lubricant: EWA10730 WARNING Lithium-soap-based grease If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- pose grease) 6-31...
Securely support the vehicle so that fork does not operate smoothly, damage and excessive oil leakage. there is no danger of it falling over. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. To check the operation 2. Hold the lower ends of the front 1.
If there is play in the wheel hub or if the wheel does not turn smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check the wheel bearings. 1. Battery 2. Negative battery terminal 3.
To charge the battery burns. Avoid any contact with battery damage. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- skin, eyes or clothing and al- To charge a sealed-type (MF) tery as soon as possible if it seems to...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23524 Specified fuses: Replacing the fuses Main fuse: The main fuse and the fuse box, which 30.0 A contains the fuses for the individual cir- Signaling system fuse: cuits, are located behind panel A. (See 10.0 A Ignition fuse: page 6-8.)
1. Headlight coupler 2. Headlight bulb cover 4. If the fuse immediately blows again, have a Yamaha dealer 3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder, check the electrical system. and then remove the defective bulb.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU24210 EAU31961 3. Remove the defective bulb by pull- Replacing a turn signal light Replacing a license plate light ing it out. bulb bulb 1. Remove the turn signal lens by re- 1. Remove the license plate light unit moving the screws.
However, should your motorcycle To service the front wheel require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 1. Stabilize the rear of the motorcycle dealer, whose skilled technicians have by using a motorcycle stand or, if...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU26082 ucts onto seals, gaskets, the drive cleaning products, solvent or Care belt and wheel axles. Always rinse thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- While the open design of a motorcycle the dirt and degreaser off with wa- movers or inhibitors, brake flu- reveals the attractiveness of the tech- ter.
For caused by stones, etc. NOTE: additional cleaning, use Yamaha Wind- 6. Wax all painted and chrome-plat- shield Cleaner or other quality cleaner. Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may ed surfaces. Avoid combination Some cleaning compounds for plastics remain well into spring.
Wipe off any NOTE: WARNING excess oil immediately and allow the Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on Make sure that there is no oil or saddlebags to dry for several hours. what products to use.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU26270 3. Drain the carburetor float cham- EWA10950 Storage WARNING bers by loosening the drain bolts; this will prevent fuel deposits from To prevent damage or injury from Short-term building up. Pour the drained fuel sparking, make sure to ground the Always store your motorcycle in a cool, into the fuel tank.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE °C (90 °F)]. For more information on storing the battery, see page 6-33. NOTE: Make any necessary repairs before storing the motorcycle.
SPECIFICATIONS Turn signal indicator light: XV17AVC 5.0 A 14 V, 1.12 W XV17AWV 5.0 A Fuel level warning light: XV17AWVC 5.0 A Engine trouble warning light: Fuses: Main fuse: 30.0 A Headlight fuse: XV17AMV 20.0 A XV17AMVC 20.0 A XV17ATMV 20.0 A XV17ATMVC 20.0 A XV17ATV 20.0 A XV17ATVC 20.0 A...
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 rider seat. (See page 3-10.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
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...
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 Fuel............3-8 Part locations .......... 2-1 Fuel cock ..........3-9 Pre-operation check list......4-2 Accessories and replacement parts..6-22 Fuel gauge..........3-4 Air filter element, cleaning..... 6-15 Fuel level warning light ......3-2 Rear brake light switch, adjusting ..6-25 Fuel tank cap ..........
INDEX Tires (For cast wheel models) ....6-19 Tires (For spoke wheel model) ..... 6-17 Tool kit ............ 6-1 Transfer case oil ........6-13 Troubleshooting........6-39 Troubleshooting chart ......6-40 Turn signal indicator light......3-2 Turn signal light bulb, replacing.... 6-38 Turn signal switch........
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