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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.


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  • Page 1 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 PW50(A1) 5PG-28199-8A...
  • Page 3 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL PW50(A1) 5PG-28199-8A-E0...
  • Page 4 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle 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 PW50 (JYA3PT00000428026–...
  • Page 5 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.
  • Page 6 Your motorcycle is equipped with an adjustable speed limiter and a power reduction plate. Yamaha recommends that all be- ginners start off with the speed limiter adjusting screw turned in and the power reduction plate installed in the exhaust man- ifold to limit the power available while they learn.
  • Page 7: Important Manual Information

    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.
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10200 PW50(A1) OWNER’S MANUAL ©2010 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, March 2010 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS LOCATION OF IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY – Checking the throttle cable free LABELS ..........1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 5-1 play ........... 7-12 Tires ..........7-12 SAFETY INFORMATION ....2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Panel wheels ........ 7-13 RIDING POINTS ........ 6-1 Adjusting the front and rear brake DESCRIPTION ........3-1 Starting and warming up a cold...
  • Page 10 TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS ......9-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION...10-1 Identification numbers ....10-1...
  • Page 11: Location Of Important Labels

    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...
  • Page 12 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Canada WARNING • BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. • NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger. • NEVER OPERATE THIS VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS. You can collide with another vehicle if you operate this vehicle on a public road.
  • Page 13 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Canada TIRE INFORMATION INFORMATION SUR LES PNEUS Cold tire nor mal pressure should be set as La pression des pneus à froid doit normalement follows. être réglée comme suit. FRO NT : 1 0 0 k Pa , { 1. 00 k g f / c m² }, 15 p si AVANT : 1 0 0 k Pa, { 1 .0 0 k g f/cm²...
  • Page 15 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Europe PW50 2010 2.1 kW 39 kg YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 5PG-2156A-10 2500 SHINGAI, IWATA, JAPAN 8AC-2817L-00 100 kPa 100 kPa 1.00 kgf/cm² 1.00 kgf/cm² 15 psi 15 psi 5PG-2816R-00...
  • Page 16 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 the tire pressure when nitrogen gas. the tires are cold. Mishandling can cause an explosion.
  • Page 17 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS Model Name ****** Max. Power *** kW *** kg Mass In Running Order 1 Year of construction **** YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 2500 SHINGAI, IWATA, JAPAN...
  • Page 18 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Oceania and South Africa...
  • Page 19 LOCATION OF IMPORTANT LABELS For Oceania and South Africa WARNING TIRE INFORMATION • BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S Cold tire nor mal pressure should be set as MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. follows. • NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger.
  • Page 20: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU40937 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...
  • Page 21 SAFETY INFORMATION Many accidents have been caused Wear a face shield or goggles. carbon monoxide can collect rapidly by error of the motorcycle opera- Wind in your unprotected eyes and you can quickly be overcome and tor. A typical error made by the op- could contribute to an impairment unable to save yourself.
  • Page 22 Check accessory mounts fre- mended by Yamaha, even if sold and your motorcycle. Use extra care when quently. installed by a Yamaha dealer. riding a motorcycle that has added ac- •...
  • Page 23 SAFETY INFORMATION cornering clearance, limit suspen- electric failure could result, which Shift the transmission in gear (for sion travel, steering travel or con- could cause a dangerous loss of models with a manual transmis- trol operation. lights or engine power. sion).
  • Page 24: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Spark plug (page 7-6) 2. Fuel cock (page 4-6) 3. Throttle stop screw (page 7-11) 4. Air filter element (page 7-9) 5. Kickstarter (page 4-7) 6. Centerstand (page 7-17)
  • Page 25: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Spark arrester (page 7-10) 2. Seat (page 4-7) 3. Transmission oil filler cap (page 7-8) 4. 2-stroke engine oil tank (page 4-5) 5. Transmission oil drain bolt (page 7-8)
  • Page 26: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Rear brake lever (page 4-3) 2. Starter (choke) lever (page 4-6) 3. 2-stroke engine oil tank cap (page 4-5) 4. Engine stop switch (page 4-1) 5. Front brake lever (page 4-2) 6. Throttle grip (page 7-12) 7.
  • Page 27: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40660 The engine speed is limited while EAU41043 Handlebar switch Speed limiter and power re- this switch is set to the “START” duction plate position, therefore the motorcycle Your motorcycle is equipped with an cannot be ridden in that switch po- adjustable speed limiter and a power sition.
  • Page 28: Front Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS the throttle grip can only be opened ap- EAU12900 Front brake lever proximately halfway. If more power is required, please consult a Yamaha dealer. EWA14630 WARNING Improper adjustment of the speed limiter could cause improper throttle operation.
  • Page 29: Rear Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12950 EAU13182 EAU13212 Rear brake lever Fuel tank cap Fuel Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in the tank. EWA10881 WARNING Gasoline and gasoline vapors are extremely flammable. To avoid fires and explosions and to reduce the risk of injury when refueling, follow these instructions.
  • Page 30 10% (E10). Gasohol containing methanol is not recom- 1. Fuel tank filler tube Recommended fuel: mended by Yamaha because it can 2. Maximum fuel level REGULAR UNLEADED GASO- cause damage to the fuel system or ve- LINE ONLY 3.
  • Page 31: Fuel Tank Breather Hose

    Your Yamaha engine has been de- signed to use regular unleaded gaso- line with a research octane number of 91 or higher. If knocking (or pinging) oc- 1.
  • Page 32: Fuel Cock

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40701 O (on) EAU13590 Fuel cock Starter (choke) lever “ ” The fuel cock supplies fuel from the tank to the carburetor while filtering it al- The fuel cock has two positions: S (stop) 1. Arrow mark pointing to “O” (on) 1.
  • Page 33: Kickstarter

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13680 EAU40920 Kickstarter Seat To remove the seat 1. Remove the mudguard by remov- ing the bolts and washers. 1. Seat holder 2. Projection 1. Kickstarter 2. Place the seat in the original posi- To start the engine, fold out the kick- tion.
  • Page 34: For Your Safety - Pre-operation Checks

    Failure to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly increases the possibility of an accident or equipment damage. 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:...
  • Page 35 • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 7-12, 7-16 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 7-15 •...
  • Page 36: Operation And Important Riding Points

    (choke) is not required 2. Set the engine stop switch to understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. when the engine is warm. Instead, start “START”. the engine with the throttle slightly EWA10271 3.
  • Page 37: Starting Off

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU41002 EAU16780 EAU41012 Starting off Acceleration and deceleration Braking 1. While applying the rear brake le- EWA14571 WARNING ver, push the motorcycle off the centerstand. Avoid braking hard or suddenly 2. Completely close the throttle. (especially when leaning over to 3.
  • Page 38: Engine Break-in

    Since the engine is brand new, do not immediately have a Yamaha dealer put an excessive load on it for the first 5 check the vehicle. hours of operation. The various parts in the engine wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances.
  • Page 39: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU40722 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “S” (stop). EWA10311 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 and be burned.
  • Page 40: Periodic Maintenance And Adjustment

    WARNING tivities incorrectly may increase that is certified (if applicable). Yamaha Brake discs, calipers, drums, and your risk of injury or death during dealers are trained and equipped to linings can become very hot during service or while using the vehicle.
  • Page 41: Owner's Tool Kit

    If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
  • Page 42: Periodic Maintenance Chart For The Emission Control System

    Periodic maintenance chart for the emission control system From 18 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 6 months. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills.
  • Page 43: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    EAU41755 General maintenance and lubrication chart From 18 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 6 months. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. THEREAFTER INITIAL...
  • Page 44 Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly. Shock absorber Check operation and for oil leakage. assemblies Replace if necessary. Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil Control cables 10W-30 lightly. Check operation and free play. Throttle grip housing Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil and cable 10W-30 lightly.
  • Page 45: To Remove/check The Spark Plug

    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 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in) the vehicle. 2. Remove the spark plug as shown, with the spark plug wrench includ- ed in the owner’s tool kit.
  • Page 46: Removing The Power Reduction Plate

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT To install the spark plug EAU41103 Removing the power reduc- 1. Clean the surface of the spark plug tion plate gasket and its mating surface, and To obtain full engine performance ca- then wipe off any grime from the pability, removing the power reduction spark plug threads.
  • Page 47: Transmission Oil

    In order to prevent clutch slip- for oil leakage before each ride. If any page (since the transmission oil leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- also lubricates the clutch), do er check and repair the motorcycle. In not mix any chemical additives.
  • Page 48: Middle And Final Gear Cases

    If any leakage is found, have maintenance and lubrication chart. a Yamaha dealer check and repair the Clean or, if necessary, replace the air motorcycle. addition,...
  • Page 49: Cleaning The Spark Arrester

    2. Tap the tailpipe lightly, and then Recommended oil: Cleaning the spark arrester use a wire brush to remove any Yamaha foam air filter oil or other The spark arrester should be cleaned carbon deposits from the spark ar- quality foam air filter oil...
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Carburetor

    Therefore, most car- checked and, if necessary, adjusted as buretor adjustments should be left to a follows at the intervals specified in the Yamaha dealer, who has the neces- periodic maintenance and lubrication sary professional knowledge and expe- chart.
  • Page 51: Checking The Throttle Cable Free Play

    The tire air pressure must be cracked, have a Yamaha dealer re- and, if necessary, have a Yamaha deal- checked and adjusted on cold tires place the tire immediately. er adjust it.
  • Page 52: Panel Wheels

    It is not recommended to patch ity, and safe operation of your motorcy- model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. a punctured tube. If unavoid- cle, note the following points regarding able, however, patch the tube the specified wheels.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Front And Rear Brake Lever Free Play

    (a). To decrease the 1. Front brake lever free play If proper adjustment cannot be ob- brake lever free play, turn the adjusting tained as described, have a Yamaha Rear nut in direction (b). dealer make this adjustment.
  • Page 54: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Shoes

    Front Be sure to measure the brake lining at [EWA10711] the thinnest portion. Recommended lubricant: Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or 4- stroke engine oil 7-15...
  • Page 55: Checking And Lubricating The Throttle Grip And Cable

    The operation of the throttle grip should which must be adjusted by a Yamaha be checked before each ride. In addi- dealer at the intervals specified in the tion, the cable should be lubricated by a...
  • Page 56: Checking And Lubricating The Centerstand

    WARNING! To avoid injury, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- and the pivots and metal-to-metal con- securely support the vehicle so pair it.
  • Page 57: Checking The Steering

    If any free removing the cable from the brake hub or if the wheel does not turn play can be felt, have a Yamaha camshaft lever and brake shoe smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check dealer check or repair the steering.
  • Page 58 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU41031 To install the front wheel 1. Install the brake shoe plate into the wheel hub as shown. 1. Brake camshaft lever 1. Retainer 2. Brake shoe plate 3. Insert the wheel axle from the right 3.
  • Page 59: Rear Wheel

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 8. Push down hard on the handlebar EAU25080 Rear wheel several times to check for proper fork operation. EAU41084 To remove the rear wheel EWA10821 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.
  • Page 60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Remove the exhaust manifold bolts, and then remove the ex- haust chamber, the power reduc- tion plate and the gasket. 1. Rear shock absorber mounting bolt 1. Rear arm 2. Washer 8. Remove the axle nut while apply- 3.
  • Page 61 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 5. Install the right-side rear shock ab- Tightening torques: Tightening torque: sorber by installing the mounting Exhaust manifold bolt: Muffler bolt: bolt. 9 Nm (0.9 m·kgf, 6.5 ft·lbf) 18 Nm (1.8 m·kgf, 13 ft·lbf) Exhaust chamber bolt: 6.
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting Chart

    Open the throttle halfway and operate 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. 7-24...
  • Page 64: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    Rust and corrosion can develop matte colored finished parts. Be ECA10772 even if high-quality components are sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for NOTICE advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- Avoid using strong acidic wheel fore cleaning the vehicle.
  • Page 65 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.
  • Page 66: Storage

    Long-term away the paint. Before storing your motorcycle for sev- eral months: 1. Follow all the instructions in the Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- “Care” section of this chapter. vice on what products to use.
  • Page 67 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 2. For motorcycles equipped with a e. Remove the spark plug cap fuel cock that has an “S” (stop) po- from the spark plug, and then sition: Turn the fuel cock lever to install the spark plug and the “S”.
  • Page 68: Specifications

    1245 mm (49.0 in) NGK/BPR4HS Kickstarter Overall width: Spark plug gap: Lubrication system: 575 mm (22.6 in) 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in) Separate lubrication (Yamaha autolube) Overall height: Clutch: Engine oil: 715 mm (28.1 in) Clutch type: Seat height: Type: Wet, centrifugal automatic 485 mm (19.1 in)
  • Page 69 SPECIFICATIONS Rear tire: Rear brake: Type: Type: With tube Drum brake Size: Operation: 2.50-10 4PR Left hand operation Manufacturer/model: Front suspension: BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY Type: Manufacturer/model: Telescopic fork IRC/KNOBBY Spring/shock absorber type: Loading: Coil spring/oil damper Maximum rider weight: Wheel travel: 25.0 kg (55 lb) 60.0 mm (2.36 in) Tire air pressure (measured on cold Rear suspension:...
  • Page 70: Consumer Information

    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.
  • Page 71 CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU48120 tions related to exhaust emissions as Vehicle Emission Control Informa- required by federal law, state law and tion label (For Canada) Environment Canada. 1. Vehicle Emission Control Information label 1. Vehicle Emission Control Information label The Vehicle Emission Control Informa- tion label is affixed at the location in the illustration.
  • Page 72 INDEX Transmission oil ........7-8 Troubleshooting ........7-23 Acceleration and deceleration....6-2 Kickstarter..........4-7 Troubleshooting chart ......7-24 Air filter element, cleaning....... 7-9 Autolube pump, adjusting ..... 7-16 Labels, location........1-1 Vehicle Emission Control Information label (For Canada)......10-2 Brake lever, front........4-2 Maintenance and lubrication, periodic ..

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