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    OWNER’S MANUAL YZ85(W) YZ85W1 YZ85LW(W) 5PA-28199-85-E0...

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    INTRODUCTION EAU41541 Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha YZ85(W)/YZ85W1/YZ85LW(W). 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.

  • Page 6: Important Manual Information

    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.

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    IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10200 YZ85(W)/YZ85W1/YZ85LW(W) OWNER’S MANUAL ©2006 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, March 2006 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 SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Cleaning and lubricating the Location of important labels ...1-4 RIDING POINTS ........ 5-1 drive chain ........ 6-21 Starting and warming up a cold Checking and lubricating the DESCRIPTION ........2-1 engine ......... 5-1 cables ........

  • Page 10: Safety Information

    Modifications made to this motorcycle Staying within your limits may cycle accidents are the result of head not approved by Yamaha, or the re- help you to avoid an accident. injuries. The use of a safety helmet is moval of original equipment, may ren-...

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    Since Yamaha cannot • Bulky or large accessories may motorcycle is changed. To avoid the test all other accessories that may be...

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    SAFETY INFORMATION Gasoline and exhaust gas place where pedestrians or chil- GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMA- dren are not likely to touch these BLE: hot areas. • Be sure to always use a fresh • Do not park the motorcycle on a mixture of oil and gasoline.

  • Page 13: Location Of Important Labels

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU41851 Location of important labels Please read the following important labels carefully before operating this vehicle. YZ85(W)/YZ85W1...

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    SAFETY INFORMATION For Canada CAUTION WARNING Use premium unleaded gasoline/oil premix only. Rinding as a passenger can cause the vehicle to go out of control. 3XJ-2415E-A0 Loss of control can cause a collision or rollover, which can result in severe injury or death.

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    SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING TIRE INFOMATION Cold tire normal pressure should be set as BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ follows. THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. FRONT : 100kPa, {1.00kgf/cm }, 15psi NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase REAR : 100kPa, {1.00kgf/cm }, 15psi your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger.

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    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. 5PA-21568-00 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. SHIZUOKA JAPAN YAMAHA 4GB-2155A-00...

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    SAFETY INFORMATION For Oceania and South Africa TIRE INFORMATION Cold tire normal pressure should be set as follows. FRONT : 100kPa, { 1.00kgf/cm } , 15psi REAR : 100kPa, {1.00kgf/cm }, 15psi 3RV-21668-A0 Before you operate this vehicle, read the owner’s manual. Prima di usare il veicolo, leggete il manuale di istruzioni.

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    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. 5PA-21568-00 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. SHIZUOKA JAPAN YAMAHA 4GB-2155A-00 1-10...

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    SAFETY INFORMATION For Oceania TIRE INFORMATION Cold tire normal pressure should be set as follows. FRONT : 100kPa, { 1.00kgf/cm } , 15psi REAR : 100kPa, {1.00kgf/cm }, 15psi 3RV-21668-A0 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.

  • Page 21: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Radiator cap (page 6-10) 2. Fuel cock (page 3-5) 3. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting nut (page 3-9) 4. Air filter element (page 6-12) 5. Seat (page 3-6) 6. Shift pedal (page 3-1) 7. Starter (choke) knob (page 3-6)

  • Page 22: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Shock absorber assembly compression damping force adjusting screw 9. Transmission oil drain bolt (page 6-9) (page 3-9) 10.Brake pedal (page 3-2) 2. Kickstarter (page 3-6) 11.Shock absorber assembly rebound damping force adjusting screw 3. Front fork rebound damping force adjusting screw (page 3-7) (page 3-9) 4.

  • Page 23: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 3-1) 2. Left handlebar switch (page 3-1) 3. Brake lever (page 3-2) 4. Throttle grip (page 6-14) 5. Fuel tank cap (page 3-3)

  • Page 24: Instrument And Control Functions

    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”...

  • Page 25: Brake Lever

    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.

  • Page 26: Fuel Tank Cap

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13180 EAU41831 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 CAUTION: Always use fresh gasoline, and fill...

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    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Your Yamaha engine has been de- Filling the fuel tank ECA10070 CAUTION: signed to use premium unleaded gaso- line with a pump octane number Immediately wipe off spilled fuel [(R+M)/2] of 91 or higher, or a research with a clean, dry, soft cloth, since octane number of 95 or higher.

  • Page 28: Fuel Tank Breather Hose

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU41360 EAU41280 Fuel tank breather hose Fuel cock The fuel cock supplies fuel from the tank to the carburetor while filtering it al- The fuel cock has two positions: 1. Arrow mark positioned over “ON” 1. Fuel tank breather hose With the lever in this position, fuel flows 2.

  • Page 29: Starter (choke) Knob

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13640 EAU13650 EAU13960 Starter (choke) knob Kickstarter Seat To remove the seat Remove the bolts, and then pull the seat off. 1. Starter (choke) knob 1. Kickstarter lever Starting a cold engine requires a richer To start the engine, fold out the kick- air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by starter lever, move it down lightly with the starter (choke).

  • Page 30: Adjusting The Front Fork

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU41470 soften the rebound damping, turn the Adjusting the front fork adjusting screw on each fork leg in di- This front fork is equipped with rebound rection (b). damping force adjusting screws and compression damping force adjusting Rebound damping setting: screws.

  • Page 31: Front Fork Bleeding

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 2. To increase the compression EAU14790 NOTE: Front fork bleeding damping force and thereby harden Although the total number of clicks of a the compression damping, turn the damping force adjusting mechanism adjusting screw on each fork leg in may not exactly match the above spec- direction (a).

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Shock Absorber Assembly

    NOTE: ECA10100 A special wrench can be obtained CAUTION: at a Yamaha dealer to make this Never attempt to turn an adjusting adjustment. mechanism beyond the maximum or The spring preload setting is deter- minimum settings.

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    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA10120 Rebound damping setting: CAUTION: Minimum (soft): Always tighten the locknut against 20 click(s) in direction (b)* Standard: YZ85(W)/YZ85W1 the adjusting nut, and then tighten 6 click(s) in direction (b)* the locknut to the specified torque. For Europe only: 12 click(s) in di- rection (b)* Standard: YZ85LW(W)

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    To obtain a precise adjustment, formance. it would be advisable to check the num- Always have a Yamaha dealer ber of clicks of each damping force ad- service the shock absorber. justing mechanism and to modify the specifications as necessary.

  • Page 35: Removable Sidestand

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU41381 Removable sidestand 1. Sidestand This motorcycle is equipped with a re- movable sidestand. NOTE: 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-...

  • Page 36: Pre-operation Checks

    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.

  • Page 37: Pre-operation Check List

    • Check lever free play. • Adjust if necessary. • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-14, 6-22 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing.

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    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ITEM CHECKS PAGE • Check chain slack. • Adjust if necessary. Drive chain 6-20, 6-21 • Check chain condition. • Lubricate if necessary. • Check for damage. • Check tire condition and tread depth. Wheels and tires • Check air pressure. 6-15, 6-17 •...

  • Page 39: Operation And Important Riding Points

    3. Turn the starter (choke) on and ing controls and their functions open. completely close the throttle. (See before riding. Consult a Yamaha page 3-6.) NOTE: dealer regarding any control or 4. Start the engine by pushing the...

  • Page 40: Shifting

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16671 ECA10260 4. Once the motorcycle has reached Shifting CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 41: Engine Break-in

    (see page 6-8); it If you are not familiar with mainte- Cylinder or crankshaft: will show a rich condition during nance work, have a Yamaha dealer About one hour of break-in op- break-in. do it for you. eration is necessary.

  • Page 42: Parking

    Parking cur during the engine break-in When parking, stop the engine, and period, immediately have a then turn the fuel cock lever to “OFF”. Yamaha dealer check the vehi- EWA10310 cle. WARNING Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot,...

  • Page 43: Periodic Maintenance And Minor Repair

    However, DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER, TERRAIN, GEOGRAPHI- CAL LOCATION, AND INDIVIDUAL USE, THE MAINTENANCE INTER- VALS MAY NEED TO BE SHORT- ENED. EWA10320 WARNING If you are not familiar with mainte- nance work, have a Yamaha dealer do it for you.

  • Page 44: Periodic Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    Yamaha dealer. NOTE: 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. After...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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 √...

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    • 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.

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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. •...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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 √...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR • 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.

  • Page 50: Checking The Spark Plug

    Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. In- 1. Spark plug gap stead, have a Yamaha dealer check 1. Spark plug cap the vehicle. Spark plug gap: 2. Remove the spark plug as shown, 0.5–0.6 mm (0.020–0.024 in)

  • Page 51: Transmission Oil

    If any spark plug threads. leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- 3. Install the spark plug with the er check and repair the motorcycle. In spark plug wrench, and then tight- addition, the transmission oil must be en it to the specified torque.

  • Page 52: Coolant

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA10452 EAU20070 Coolant CAUTION: The coolant level should be checked In order to prevent clutch slip- before each ride. In addition, the cool- page (since the transmission oil ant must be changed at the intervals also lubricates the clutch), do specified in the periodic maintenance not mix any chemical additives.

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EWA10380 5. After the coolant is completely WARNING drained, thoroughly flush the cool- Never attempt to remove the radiator ing system with clean tap water. 6. Install the coolant drain bolt, and cap when the engine is hot. then tighten it to the specified 3.

  • Page 54: Cleaning The Air Filter Element

    Cleaning the air filter element CAUTION: the vehicle for coolant leakage. If The air filter element should be cleaned coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha If coolant is not available, use at the intervals specified in the periodic dealer check the cooling system.

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: 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 3.

  • Page 56: Adjusting The Carburetor

    Therefore, most car- air filter case. buretor adjustments should be left to a The engine should never be op- Yamaha dealer, who has the neces- erated without the air filter ele- sary professional knowledge and expe- ment installed, otherwise the rience.

  • Page 57: Tires

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. To increase the throttle cable free EAU41820 Tire inspection Tires play, turn the adjusting nut in direc- To maximize the performance, durabil- tion (a). To decrease the throttle ity, and safe operation of your motor- cable free play, turn the adjusting cycle, note...

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    YZ85 70/100-17 40M YZ85LW 70/100-19 42M cracked, have a Yamaha dealer re- The replacement of all wheel- YZ85LWW 70/100-19 42M place the tire immediately. and brake-related parts, includ-...

  • Page 59: Spoke Wheels

    If any dam- curely mounted to maintain the in- age is found, have a Yamaha herent stability of the original dealer replace the wheel.

  • Page 60: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Pads

    If a brake pad is damaged or if the lining thickness is less than 1.0 mm (0.04 in), have a Yamaha dealer replace the brake pads as a set. 1. Lining thickness 1. Locknut (clutch cable) Check each front brake pad for dam- 2.

  • Page 61: Checking The Brake Fluid Level

    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.

  • Page 62: Changing The Brake Fluid

    EAU22730 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 NOTE after the periodic mainte- if necessary.

  • Page 63: Cleaning And Lubricating The Drive Chain

    3. Drive chain slack adjusting bolt NOTE: 4. Alignment marks For a thorough cleaning, have a ECA10570 Yamaha dealer remove the drive chain CAUTION: and soak it in solvent. Improper drive chain slack will over- 2. Spray Yamaha Chain and Cable...

  • Page 64: Checking And Lubricating The Cables

    If a cable is damaged maintenance chart. or does not move smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or replace it. Recommended lubricant: Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or engine oil SAE 10W-30 (API SE)

  • Page 65: Checking And Lubricating The Brake And Shift Pedals

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23131 EAU23140 Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- brake and shift pedals brake and clutch levers pose grease) Brake lever The operation of the brake and shift pedals should be checked before each Clutch lever ride, and the pedal pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.

  • Page 66: Lubricating The Swingarm Pivots

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAUM1650 EAU23250 EAU23271 Lubricating the swingarm piv- Lubricating the rear suspen- Checking the front fork sion The condition and operation of the front fork must be checked as follows at the intervals specified in the periodic main- tenance and lubrication chart.

  • Page 67: Checking The Steering

    Securely support the vehicle so that fork does not operate smoothly, there is no danger of it falling over. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. 2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork legs and try to move them for- ward and backward.

  • Page 68: Checking The Wheel Bearings

    Yamaha dealer check right. Check that the motorcycle is in a the wheel bearings. stable and level position before starting any maintenance.

  • Page 69: Front Wheel

    To remove the front wheel To remove the rear wheel EWA10820 EWA10820 WARNING WARNING It is advisable to have a Yamaha It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer service the wheel. dealer service the wheel. Securely support the motor- Securely support the motor-...

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    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: Make sure that the retainer on the swingarm is inserted into the slot in the brake caliper bracket. Make sure that there is enough space between the brake pads be- fore installing the wheel. 1.

  • Page 71: Troubleshooting

    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.

  • Page 72: Troubleshooting Charts

    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. 6-30...

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    Start the engine. If the engine overheats again, have a The coolant level Yamaha dealer check and repair the cooling system. is OK. NOTE: 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.

  • Page 74: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU41351 ucts onto seals, gaskets, sprock- cleaning products, solvent or Care ets, the drive chain and wheel thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- While the open design of a motorcycle axles. Always rinse the dirt and de- movers or inhibitors, brake flu- reveals the attractiveness of the tech- greaser off with water.

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    7. Wax all painted surfaces. NOTE: on all metal, including chrome- and 8. Let the motorcycle dry completely nickel-plated, surfaces to prevent Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on before storing or covering it. what products to use. corrosion. EWA11130...

  • Page 76: Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU41511 3. Drain the fuel tank and fuel lines, EWA10950 Storage WARNING and the carburetor float chamber by loosening the drain bolt; this will To prevent damage or injury from Short-term prevent fuel deposits from building sparking, make sure to ground the Always store your motorcycle in a cool, spark plug electrodes while turning...

  • Page 77: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: YZ85LWW 1286 mm (50.6 in) Transmission oil: YZ85W 1255 mm (49.4 in) Overall length: Type: YZ85W1 1255 mm (49.4 in) YZ85 1818 mm (71.6 in) YAMALUBE 4 (10W30) or SAE10W30 type Ground clearance: (AUT)(BEL)(CHE)(DEU)(DNK)(ESP)(FIN)( SE motor oil YZ85 351 mm (13.82 in) FRA)(GBR)(GRC)(IRL)(NLD)(NOR)(PRT)( Oil change quantity: YZ85LW 393 mm (15.47 in)

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    SPECIFICATIONS Primary reduction ratio: Caster angle: Size: 65/18 (3.611) YZ85 26.30 ° YZ85 90/100-14 49M Secondary reduction system: YZ85LW 26.90 ° YZ85LW 90/100-16 52M Chain drive YZ85LWW 26.90 ° YZ85LWW 90/100-16 52M Secondary reduction ratio: YZ85W 26.30 ° YZ85W 90/100-14 49M YZ85 47/14 (3.357) (ZAF) YZ85W1 26.30 °...

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    SPECIFICATIONS Front brake: Electrical system: Type: Ignition system: Single disc brake Operation: Right hand operation Recommended fluid: DOT 4 Rear brake: Type: Single disc brake 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)

  • Page 80: 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.

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    INDEX Fuel tank cap...........3-3 Swingarm pivots, lubricating ....6-24 Accessories and replacement parts ..6-17 Air filter element, cleaning ....6-12 Handlebar switch........3-1 Throttle cable free play, adjusting..6-14 Throttle grip and cable, checking and lubricating ........6-22 Brake and clutch levers, checking Identification numbers ......9-1 Tires............

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