Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. Il convient de lire attentivement ce manuel avant la pre- mière utilisation du véhicule. Bitte lesen Sie diese Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durch, bevor Sie das Fahrzeug in Betrieb nehmen. OWNER’S MANUAL MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG YZ85(Z) YZ85LW(Z)
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED IN JAPAN IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER RECYCLÉ 2009.06-0.3×1 CR AUF RECYCLINGPAPIER GEDRUCKT (E,F,G)
Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL YZ85(Z) YZ85LW(Z) 5PA-28199-88-E0...
EAU46090 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
INTRODUCTION EAU41544 Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha YZ85(Z)/YZ85LW(Z). 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.
INTRODUCTION AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: This motorcycle is not a toy. Before you let your child ride this motorcycle, you should understand the instructions and warn- ings in this Owner’s Manual. Then be sure your child understands and will follow them. Children differ in skills, physical abil- ities, and judgment.
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.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10200 YZ85(Z)/YZ85LW(Z) OWNER’S MANUAL ©2009 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, May 2009 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan.
TABLE OF CONTENTS LOCATION OF IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY – Checking the shift pedal ....7-19 LABELS ..........1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 5-1 Checking the front and rear brake pads .......... 7-19 SAFETY INFORMATION ....2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Checking the brake fluid level ..7-20 RIDING POINTS ........
TABLE OF CONTENTS Storage ...........8-3 SPECIFICATIONS ......9-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION...10-1 Identification numbers ....10-1...
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. For Canada...
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Canada Use premium unleaded Utiliser de préférence un mélange gasoline / oil premix only. huile/super sans plomb. 3XJ-2415E-A1 3XJ-2415E-B1 This spark ignition system meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations. Ce système d’allumage par étincelle de véhicule respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Canada WARNING AVERTISSEMENT BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ Un passager pourrait causer une perte de THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. contrôle du véhicule. NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase Une perte de contrôle peut provoquer une your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger.
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Europe...
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Europe 100 kPa 100 kPa 1.00 kgf/cm² 1.00 kgf/cm² 15 psi 15 psi 5PG-2816R-00 4AA-22259-40 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. SHIZUOKA JAPAN YAMAHA 4GB-2155A-00...
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS Familiarize yourself with the following pictograms and read the explanatory text. Read the Owner’s manual. Use unleaded gasoline only. This unit contains high-pressure Measure tire pressure when nitrogen gas. tires are cold. Mishandling can cause explosion. Do not incinerate, puncture or open.
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Oceania and South Africa...
LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Oceania and South Africa Before you operate this vehicle, read the owner’s manual. Prima di usare il veicolo, leggete il manuale di istruzioni. Lire le manuel du propriétaire avant d’utiliser ce véhicule. Lesen Sie die Bedienungsanleitung bevor Sie dieses Fahrzeug fahren. Antes de conducir este vehículo, lea el Manual del Propietario.
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU41462 Safe Riding yourself conspicuous appears to Perform the pre-operation checks each be very effective in reducing the time you use the vehicle to make sure it chance of this type of accident. Be a Responsible Owner is in safe operating condition. Failure to Therefore: As the vehicle’s owner, you are respon- inspect or maintain the vehicle properly...
SAFETY INFORMATION Many accidents have been caused Protective apparel Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning by error of the motorcycle opera- The majority of fatalities from motorcy- All engine exhaust contains carbon tor. A typical error made by the op- cle accidents are the result of head in- monoxide, a deadly gas.
Yamaha accessories, which are avail- or others. Installing aftermarket prod- or front fork area, they must be able only from a Yamaha dealer, have ucts or having other modifications per- as lightweight as possible and been designed, tested, and approved formed to your vehicle that change any should be kept to a minimum.
SAFETY INFORMATION electric failure could result, which could cause a dangerous loss of lights or engine power. Aftermarket Tires and Rims The tires and rims that came with your motorcycle were designed to match the performance capabilities and to provide the best combination of handling, brak- ing, and comfort.
DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Radiator cap (page 7-10) 2. Fuel cock (page 4-5) 3. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting nut (page 4-9) 4. Air filter element (page 7-12) 5. Seat (page 4-7) 6. Shift pedal (page 4-1) 7. Throttle stop screw (page 7-14) 8.
DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Shock absorber assembly compression damping force adjusting screw 9. Brake pedal (page 4-2) (page 4-9) 10.Transmission oil drain bolt (page 7-9) 2. Kickstarter (page 4-6) 11.Shock absorber assembly rebound damping force adjusting screw 3. Front fork rebound damping force adjusting screw (page 4-7) (page 4-9) 4.
DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 4-1) 2. Engine stop button (page 4-1) 3. Brake lever (page 4-2) 4. Throttle grip (page 7-14) 5. Fuel tank cap (page 4-3)
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40660 EAU12850 EAU12870 Handlebar switch Clutch lever Shift pedal 1. Engine stop button “ENGINE STOP” 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left EAU12670 “ENGINE STOP”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU41261 2. While holding the lever pushed EAU12941 Brake lever Brake pedal away from the handlebar grip, turn The brake lever is located at the right the adjusting bolt in direction (a) to handlebar grip. To apply the front increase the distance, and in direc- brake, pull the lever toward the handle- tion (b) to decrease it.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13182 EAU41833 Fuel tank cap Fuel This motorcycle has been designed to use a premixed fuel of gasoline and 2- stroke engine oil. Always mix the gaso- line and oil in a clean container before filling the fuel tank. ECA15601 NOTICE Always use fresh gasoline, and fill...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Your Yamaha engine has been de- Filling the fuel tank other sources of ignition such as signed to use premium unleaded gaso- the pilot lights of water heaters and line with a pump octane number clothes dryers.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS wash with soap and water. If gaso- EAU41360 EAU41280 Fuel tank breather hose Fuel cock line spills on your clothing, change The fuel cock supplies fuel from the your clothes. tank to the carburetor while filtering it al- The fuel cock has two positions: 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13640 EAU13650 Starter (choke) knob Kickstarter 1. Arrow mark positioned over “ON” 1. Starter (choke) knob 1. Kickstarter lever With the lever in this position, fuel flows Starting a cold engine requires a richer To start the engine, fold out the kick- to the carburetor.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU46280 EAU41471 Seat Adjusting the front fork EWA10180 WARNING To remove the seat Remove the bolts, and then pull the Always adjust both fork legs equal- seat off. ly, otherwise poor handling and loss of stability may result. This front fork is equipped with rebound damping force adjusting screws and compression damping force adjusting...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To increase the rebound damping force Compression damping force Compression damping setting: and thereby harden the rebound damp- Minimum (soft): ing, turn the adjusting screw on each 20 click(s) in direction (b)* Standard: fork leg in direction (a). To decrease the YZ85(Z): 10 click(s) in direction rebound damping force and thereby (b)*...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14791 EAU41332 Front fork bleeding Adjusting the shock absorber When bleeding the front fork, there assembly should be no weight on the front end of This shock absorber assembly is the vehicle. equipped with a spring preload adjust- ing nut, a rebound damping force ad- 2.
A special wrench can be ob- ing, turn the adjusting screw in direction tained at a Yamaha dealer to (a). To decrease the rebound damping make this adjustment. force and thereby soften the rebound 1.
Take the shock To obtain a precise adjustment, it is ad- absorber assembly to a Yamaha visable to check the actual total number dealer for any service. of clicks or turns of each damping force...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU41381 Removable sidestand 1. Sidestand This motorcycle is equipped with a re- movable sidestand. Make sure that the sidestand is proper- ly secured when the motorcycle is be- ing supported or is being transported. EWA14601 WARNING Never apply force on the motor- cycle while it is on the side- stand.
• If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 7-10 • 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 7-14, 7-23 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Check chain slack. • Adjust if necessary.
FOR YOUR SAFETY – PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ITEM CHECKS PAGE Front fork and rear shock ab- • Check that they operate smoothly and there is no oil leakage. 4-7, 4-9, 4-9, 7-25 sorber assembly • Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened. Chassis fasteners —...
(choke) is not required 2. Shift the transmission into the neu- understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. when the engine is warm. Instead, start tral position. the engine with the throttle slightly EWA10271 3.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16671 ECA10260 4. Once the motorcycle has reached Shifting NOTICE a speed high enough to change gears, close the throttle, and at the Even with the transmission in same time, quickly pull the clutch the neutral position, do not lever in.
Yamaha dealer perform 5. After again allowing the engine to parts, oil leakage and any other prob- service.
Yamaha dealer check the vehi- ans or children are not likely to cle. touch them and be burned. Do not park on a slope or on soft...
Failure to properly maintain the ve- hicle or performing maintenance ac- tivities incorrectly may increase your risk of injury or death during service or while using the vehicle. If you are not familiar with vehicle ser- vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform service.
Yamaha dealer. From the seventh race, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from “Every race”. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT After Every Every Every ITEM ROUTINE break-in race third race fifth race required • Check cylinder for score marks or wear. √ √ • Clean. 5 * Cylinder √ • Replace. • Check clutch housing, friction plates, clutch plates √...
• Clean and regap. Spark plug √ • Replace. • Check chain slack, alignment and condition. √ √ • Adjust and thoroughly lubricate chain with Yamaha Drive chain chain and cable lube or equivalent. √ • Replace. √ √ • Check coolant level and for leakage.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT After Every Every Every ITEM ROUTINE break-in race third race fifth race required • Adjust lever position and pedal height. • Lubricate pivot points. • Check brake disk surface. √ √ • Check fluid level and for leakage. •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT After Every Every Every ITEM ROUTINE break-in race third race fifth race required • Check for wear or damage. Drive chain roller and √ 24 * support guide • Replace if necessary. √ √ • Check operation and tighten if necessary. 25 * Rear suspension √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid. • Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.
Do not attempt to 1. Spark plug gap diagnose such problems yourself. In- Spark plug gap: stead, have a Yamaha dealer check 1. Spark plug cap 0.5–0.6 mm (0.020–0.024 in) the vehicle. 2. Remove the spark plug as shown, with a spark plug wrench available at a Yamaha dealer.
If any then wipe off any grime from the leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- spark plug threads. er check and repair the motorcycle. In 2. Install the spark plug with the...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU20070 Recommended transmission oil: Coolant See page 9-1. The coolant level must be checked The coolant level should be checked Oil change quantity: on a cold engine since the level before each ride. In addition, the cool- 0.50 L (0.53 US qt, 0.44 Imp.qt) varies with engine temperature.
If water has been added to the coolant, have a Antifreeze/water mixture ratio: Yamaha dealer check the anti- Recommended antifreeze: freeze content of the coolant as 1. Coolant drain bolt High-quality ethylene glycol anti- soon as possible, otherwise the 2.
Cleaning the air filter element the vehicle for coolant leakage. If The air filter element should be cleaned coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha or replaced at the intervals specified in dealer check the cooling system. the periodic maintenance and lubrica- tion chart.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT The sponge material should be wet but not dripping. Recommended oil: Yamaha foam air filter oil or other quality foam air filter oil 7. Pull the sponge material over the air filter element frame. 1. Sponge material 1.
Therefore, most car- justed when necessary. buretor adjustments should be left to a 1. Start the engine and thoroughly Yamaha dealer, who has the neces- warm it up. sary professional knowledge and expe- 2. Turn the throttle stop screw until rience.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. To increase the throttle cable free EAU41821 Standard tire air pressure: Tires play, turn the adjusting nut in direc- Front: To maximize the performance, durabil- tion (a). To decrease the throttle 100 kPa (1.00 kgf/cm², 15 psi) ity, and safe operation of your motorcy- Rear: cable free play, turn the adjusting...
WARNING tioned straight. A tilted valve ed below have been approved for this stem indicates that the tire has model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Have a Yamaha dealer replace slipped from its original posi- excessively worn tires. Operat- Front tire: tion on the rim.
4. Rubber cover age before each ride. If any dam- age is found, have a Yamaha The clutch lever free play should mea- dealer replace the wheel. Do not sure 10.0–15.0 mm (0.39–0.59 in) as attempt even the smallest repair to shown.
1. No brake lever free play There should be no free play at the brake lever end. If there is free play, have a Yamaha dealer inspect the brake system. EWA14211 WARNING A soft or spongy feeling in the brake lever can indicate the presence of air in the hydraulic system.
EAU22390 point that the wear indicator almost Checking the shift pedal Checking the front and rear touches the brake disc, have a Yamaha The operation of the shift pedal should brake pads dealer replace the brake pads as a set.
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.
EAU22731 EAU22760 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted the TIP after the periodic maintenance if necessary.
1. Remove all dirt and mud from the drive chain with a brush or cloth. For a thorough cleaning, have a 1. Axle nut Yamaha dealer remove the drive chain 2. Drive chain puller and soak it in solvent. 3. Locknut 4.
Clutch lever ble to prevent unsafe conditions. [EWA10711] Recommended lubricant: Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or 4- stroke engine oil The operation of the brake and clutch levers should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU23182 EAUM1650 Recommended lubricants: Checking and lubricating the Lubricating the swingarm piv- Brake lever: brake pedal Silicone grease Clutch lever: Lithium-soap-based grease The operation of the brake pedal The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- should be checked before each ride, ed at the intervals specified in the peri- and the pedal pivot should be lubricat- odic maintenance and lubrication chart.
WARNING! To avoid injury, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- specified in the periodic maintenance securely support the vehicle so pair it.
Yamaha dealer check ward and backward. If any free not available, by placing a jack un- the wheel bearings. play can be felt, have a Yamaha der the frame in front of the rear wheel. dealer check or repair the steering.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT a jack either under each side of the EAU24360 Front wheel frame in front of the rear wheel or under each side of the swingarm. EAU41341 To remove the front wheel EWA10821 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU25080 6. While supporting the brake caliper Rear wheel and slightly lifting the wheel, pull the wheel axle out. EAU41312 To remove the rear wheel EWA10821 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.
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.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or gasoline vapors can ignite or ex- plode, causing severe injury or property damage. 7-30...
Wipe off with a dry cloth and correct the the kickstarter. spark plug gap, or replace the spark plug. Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 7-31...
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- 2. Apply a corrosion protection spray plenty of water, as it is harmful den part of the windshield to on all metal, including chrome- and to plastic parts.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EWA11131 EAU41513 Storage WARNING Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on Contaminants on the brakes or tires what products to use. Short-term can cause loss of control. Always store your motorcycle in a cool, Make sure that there is no oil or dry place and, if necessary, protect it wax on the brakes or tires.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 3. Drain the fuel tank and fuel lines, ground the spark plug elec- and the carburetor float chamber trodes while turning the en- by loosening the drain bolt; this will gine over. [EWA10951] prevent fuel deposits from building 5.
SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Ground clearance: Cooling system: YZ85 351 mm (13.82 in) Overall length: Radiator capacity (including all routes): YZ85LW 393 mm (15.47 in) YZ85 1818 mm (71.6 in) 0.54 L (0.57 US qt, 0.48 Imp.qt) YZ85LWZ 393 mm (15.47 in) (AUT)(BEL)(CHE)(DEU)(DNK)(ESP)(FIN) Air filter: YZ85Z 351 mm (13.82 in)
SPECIFICATIONS Secondary reduction ratio: Trail: Manufacturer/model: YZ85 47/14 (3.357) (ZAF) YZ85 88.0 mm (3.46 in) DUNLOP/D756 YZ85 48/14 (3.428) YZ85LW 106.0 mm (4.17 in) Tire air pressure (measured on cold (AUT)(BEL)(CHE)(DEU)(DNK)(ESP)(FIN) YZ85LWZ 106.0 mm (4.17 in) tires): (FRA)(GBR)(GRC)(IRL)(ITA)(NLD)(NOR) YZ85Z 88.0 mm (3.46 in) Front: (POL)(PRT)(SVN)(SWE) Front tire:...
SPECIFICATIONS Operation: Right foot operation Recommended fluid: DOT 4 Front suspension: Type: Telescopic fork Spring/shock absorber type: Coil spring/oil damper Wheel travel: 275.0 mm (10.83 in) Rear suspension: Type: Swingarm (link suspension) Spring/shock absorber type: Coil spring/gas-oil damper Wheel travel: YZ85 282.0 mm (11.10 in) YZ85LW 287.0 mm (11.30 in) YZ85LWZ 287.0 mm (11.30 in)
Record the vehicle identification num- ber 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 vehicle is stolen. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number 1.
INDEX Fuel tank breather hose ......4-5 Supporting the motorcycle ....7-26 Fuel tank cap...........4-3 Swingarm pivots, lubricating ....7-24 Air filter element, cleaning ....7-12 Handlebar switch........4-1 Throttle cable free play, adjusting..7-14 Brake and clutch levers, checking and Throttle grip and cable, checking and lubricating ...........
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