Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL WR250R 32D-28199-E4...
EAU46090 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
Yamaha a reputation for dependability. Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly, so as to enjoy all advantages of your WR250R. The Owner’s Manual does not only instruct you in how to operate, inspect and maintain your motorcycle, but also in how to safeguard yourself and others from trouble and injury.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10132 Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 FOR YOUR SAFETY – Spoke wheels ......6-20 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 Adjusting the clutch lever free DESCRIPTION ........2-1 play ........... 6-21 Left view ..........2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Adjusting the brake lever free Right view ........2-2 RIDING POINTS.........
TABLE OF CONTENTS Replacing the headlight bulb ..6-33 Tail/brake light ......6-35 Replacing a turn signal light bulb ...........6-35 Replacing the license plate light bulb ...........6-36 Replacing an auxiliary light bulb ...6-36 Supporting the motorcycle ....6-37 Front wheel ........6-37 Rear wheel ........6-38 Troubleshooting ......6-40 Troubleshooting charts ....6-41 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10313 Safe Riding • Ride where other motorists can Perform the pre-operation checks each see you. Avoid riding in another time you use the vehicle to make sure it motorist’s blind spot. Be a Responsible Owner is in safe operating condition. Failure to Many accidents involve inexperi- As the vehicle’s owner, you are respon- inspect or maintain the vehicle properly...
SAFETY INFORMATION due to excessive speed or under- Protective apparel Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning cornering (insufficient lean angle The majority of fatalities from motorcy- All engine exhaust contains carbon for the speed). cle accidents are the result of head in- monoxide, a deadly gas.
Yamaha accessories, which are avail- ty and handling if the weight distribution ute the weight as evenly as possi- able only from a Yamaha dealer, have of the motorcycle is changed. To avoid ble on both sides of the motorcycle...
SAFETY INFORMATION nize that some aftermarket accessories are added to the handlebar or Aftermarket Tires and Rims or modifications are not suitable be- front fork area, they must be as The tires and rims that came with your cause of potential safety hazards to you lightweight as possible and motorcycle were designed to match the or others.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10460 EAU10661 To lock the steering Main switch/steering lock All electrical systems are off. The key can be removed. EWA10061 WARNING Never turn the key to “OFF” or “LOCK” while the vehicle is moving. Otherwise the electrical systems will be switched off, which may result in loss of control or an accident.
6. Engine trouble warning light “ ” initially when the key is turned to “ON”, or if the warning light remains on, have EAU11020 a Yamaha dealer check the electrical Turn signal indicator light “ ” circuit. This indicator light flashes when the...
5. Speedometer Engine trouble warning light “ ” 6. Odometer/tripmeter/fuel reserve tripmeter This warning light comes on or flashes if a problem is detected in the electrical circuit monitoring the engine. If this oc- curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS two tripmeters (which show the When the key is turned to “ON”, all distance traveled since they were of the display segments of the last set to zero) multi-function display will appear a fuel reserve tripmeter (which and then disappear, in order to test shows the distance traveled since the electrical circuit.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS If the fuel level warning light comes on (see page 3-2), the display will auto- To change from the measurement matically change to the fuel reserve mode to the basic mode, the stopwatch tripmeter mode “F” and start counting and the distance-compensation tripme- the distance traveled from that point.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To set the clock If the “RESET” button is not Measurement mode (for the stop- 1. Push the “SELECT 1” button for at pushed within 30 seconds, the watch) least two seconds. clock will not be set and will return When the measurement mode is se- 2.
4. To resume counting, push the “SE- consult your nearby Yamaha dealer. start. LECT 1” button and “SELECT 2” Calibrate the distance-compensation button together again.
If the display indicates any error codes, combination with the stopwatch. note the code number, and then have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Resetting the distance-compensation tripmeter 1. Dimmer switch “ ” 1. Check that the stopwatch mea- 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12400 EAU12711 EAU12820 Dimmer switch “ ” Start switch “ ” Clutch lever Set this switch to “ ” for the high Push this switch to crank the engine beam and to “ ” for the low beam. with the starter.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12870 EAU12890 EAU12941 Shift pedal Brake lever Brake pedal 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever 1. Brake pedal The shift pedal is located on the left The brake lever is located at the right The brake pedal is on the right side of side of the engine and is used in com- handlebar grip.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU44363 EAU13221 Fuel tank cap Fuel Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in To remove the fuel tank cap the tank. 1. Insert the key into the lock and turn EWA10881 WARNING it counterclockwise as shown. Gasoline and gasoline vapors are extremely flammable.
WARNING as well as to the exhaust system. Gasoline is poisonous and can Your Yamaha engine has been de- cause injury or death. Handle gaso- signed to use premium unleaded gaso- line with care. Never siphon gaso- line with a research octane number of line by mouth.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13433 ECA10701 EAU46280 Catalytic converter Seat NOTICE This model is equipped with a catalytic Use only unleaded gasoline. The use converter in the exhaust system. To remove the seat of leaded gasoline will cause unre- Remove the bolts, and then pull the EWA10862 pairable damage to the catalytic WARNING...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14282 EAU45202 Helmet holder Adjusting the front fork EWA10180 WARNING Always adjust both fork legs equal- 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 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Rebound damping force adjusting screw 1. Rubber cap 1. Compression damping force adjusting screw 2. To increase the compression Rebound damping setting: Compression damping setting: damping force and thereby harden Minimum (soft): Minimum (soft): the compression damping, turn the 17 click(s) in direction (b)* 19 click(s) in direction (b)* Standard:...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS it would be advisable to check the num- EAU14792 Front fork bleeding ber of clicks of each damping force ad- EWA10200 justing mechanism and to modify the WARNING specifications as necessary. Always bleed both fork legs, other- wise poor handling and loss of sta- bility may result.
12 click(s) in direction (b)* Spring preload adjustment should be Maximum (hard): Maximum (hard): made by a Yamaha dealer, since this Distance A = 206.0 mm (8.11 in) 3 click(s) in direction (b)* service requires special tools and tech- * With the adjusting knob fully turned in direction (a) nical skills.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EWA10221 EAU41941 EXUP system WARNING This model is equipped with Yamaha’s This shock absorber assembly con- EXUP (EXhaust Ultimate Power valve) tains highly pressurized nitrogen system. This system boosts engine gas. Read and understand the fol-...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU15303 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- EAU44892 Sidestand Ignition circuit cut-off system pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- of the frame.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS WARNING With the engine turned off: 1. Move the sidestand down. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to “ ”. dealer check the system before riding.
• If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-13 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check lever free play. • Adjust if necessary. Front brake •...
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-18, 6-28 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-27 •...
• Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-19 • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
NOTICE tral position. (See page 5-2.) The neutral indicator light should come Even with the transmission in on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to the neutral position, do not check the electrical circuit. coast for long periods of time 3.
Since the engine is brand new, do not gine speeds during acceleration. immediately have a Yamaha dealer put an excessive load on it for the first Do not rev the engine while shifting check the vehicle.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17213 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. 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.
If If you do not have the tools or experi- you are not familiar with vehicle ser- ence required for a particular job, have vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. service.
From 50000 km (30000 mi), repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10000 km (6000 mi). 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 EAU1770C General maintenance and lubrication chart ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation and for exces- √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) Shock absorber as- • Check operation and shock ab- √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18670 The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. Hydraulic brake service • Regularly check and, if necessary, correct the brake fluid level. • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18771 EAU45131 Removing and installing pan- Panel A The panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance To remove the panel jobs described in this chapter. Refer to 1. Remove the seat. (See page this section each time a panel needs to 3-13.) be removed and installed.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Install the seat. Panel B To remove the panel 1. Remove the seat. (See page 3-13.) 2. Remove the bolt, and then remove the panel as shown. 1. Bolt 2. Install the seat. 2. Panel A 3.
Do not attempt to diagnose To remove the panel such problems yourself. Instead, have 1. Remove the seat. (See page a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 3-13.) If the spark plug shows signs of elec- 2. Remove the bolt and washer, and trode erosion and excessive carbon or then remove the panel as shown.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Before installing a spark plug, the spark EAU45143 Engine oil and oil filter ele- plug gap should be measured with a If a torque wrench is not available when ment wire thickness gauge and, if necessary, installing a spark plug, a good estimate The engine oil level should be checked adjusted to specification.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 4. Remove the engine oil filler cap, the engine oil drain bolt and its gasket to drain the oil from the crankcase. 1. Engine oil filler cap 1. Oil filter element cover 2. Maximum level mark 2.
If this occurs, the recommended engine oil, and fication of “CD” or oils of a high- have a Yamaha dealer repair the then install and tighten the oil filler er quality than specified. In vehicle.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU20070 Coolant The coolant level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the cool- ant must be changed at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. EAU20253 To check the coolant level 1.
If water has been essary. added to the coolant, have a 2. Remove panels A and C. (See Yamaha dealer check the anti- page 6-7.) freeze content of the coolant as 3. Place a container under the engine soon as possible, otherwise the to collect the used coolant.
18. Start the engine, and then check Antifreeze/water mixture ratio: its gasket to drain the cooling sys- the vehicle for coolant leakage. If tem. coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha Recommended antifreeze: High-quality ethylene glycol anti- dealer check the cooling system. freeze containing corrosion inhibi- 19.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU44323 3. Unhook the holding clip, and then Cleaning the air filter element pull the air filter element out. and check hose The air filter element should be cleaned or replaced at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrica- tion chart.
The valve clearance changes with use, resulting in improper air-fuel mixture and/or engine noise. To prevent this from occurring, the valve clearance must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. 1. Idle adjusting screw Engine idling speed: 1450–1650 r/min...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Ride at moderate speeds after EAU48372 decrease the clutch lever free play, Adjusting the clutch lever free changing a tire since the tire sur- turn the adjusting bolt in direction play face must first be “broken in” for it (b).
3. Brake lever free play 4. Rubber cover system. If there is air in the hy- draulic system, have a Yamaha The brake lever free play should mea- dealer bleed the system before sure 5.0–8.0 mm (0.20–0.31 in) as operating the motorcycle.
If opera- The front and rear brake pads must be tion is not smooth, have a Yamaha checked for wear at the intervals spec- dealer check the vehicle. ified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
EAU22580 Before riding, check that the brake fluid Checking the brake fluid level peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace is above the minimum level mark and the brake pads as a set. replenish if necessary. A low brake fluid...
EAU22760 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack ter the brake fluid reservoir when Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be refilling. Water will significantly brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT of the motorcycle and can lead Tightening torque: to chain slippage or breakage. Axle nut: To prevent this from occurring, 125 Nm (12.5 m·kgf, 90 ft·lbf) Locknut: keep the drive chain slack with- 16 Nm (1.6 m·kgf, 12 ft·lbf) in the specified limits.
If a cable is damaged wet areas. Service the drive chain as or does not move smoothly, have a follows. Yamaha dealer check or replace it. WARNING! Damage to the outer ECA10583 NOTICE sheath may interfere with proper ca-...
Brake lever Lithium-soap-based grease be checked before each ride. In addi- tion, the cable should be lubricated by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals speci- fied in the periodic maintenance chart. Clutch lever The operation of the brake and clutch...
Checking and lubricating the Lubricating the swingarm piv- brake pedal sidestand The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease The operation of the brake pedal...
EWA10760 WARNING To charge the battery Electrolyte is poisonous and Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- dangerous since it contains sul- tery as soon as possible if it seems to furic acid, which causes severe have discharged. Keep in mind that the...
Using a conventional battery charger will damage the battery. If you do not have access to a con- stant-voltage battery charger, have a Yamaha dealer charge your battery. 1. Main fuse 2. Spare main fuse To store the battery 1.
4. If a fuse immediately blows again, 1. Turn the key to “OFF” and turn off using a cloth moistened with al- have a Yamaha dealer check the the electrical circuit in question. cohol or thinner. electrical system.
7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the headlight beam if necessary. 1. Do not touch the glass part of the bulb. 1. Headlight coupler 2.
1. Remove the turn signal light lens If the tail/brake light does not come on, by removing the screw. have a Yamaha dealer check it. 1. Turn signal light bulb 3. Insert a new bulb into the socket, push it in, and then turn it clock- wise until it stops.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24313 EAU45222 Replacing the license plate Replacing an auxiliary light light bulb bulb 1. Remove the license plate light unit If the auxiliary light bulb burns out, re- by removing the screws. place it as follows. 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24350 a jack either under each side of the EAU24360 Supporting the motorcycle Front wheel frame in front of the rear wheel or under Since this model is not equipped with a each side of the swingarm. centerstand, follow these precautions EAU49330 To remove the front wheel...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU25080 Rear wheel Make sure that there is enough space between the brake pads before install- EAU45182 To remove the rear wheel ing the brake caliper onto the brake EWA10821 disc. WARNING 2. Insert the wheel axle. To avoid injury, securely support the 3.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Make sure that there is enough space between the brake pads be- fore installing the wheel. 1. Drive chain slack adjusting bolt 1. Wheel axle 2. Locknut 8. Remove the wheel. NOTICE: Do 3. Brake caliper not apply the brake after the 5.
The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vital systems your- self. However, should your motorcycle require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the motorcycle properly.
Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the battery. 4. Battery The engine turns over The battery is good.
Start the engine. If the engine overheats again, have a The coolant level Yamaha dealer check and repair the cooling system. is OK. If coolant is not available, tap water can be temporarily used instead, provided that it is changed to the recommended coolant as soon as possible.
Rust and corrosion can develop matte colored finished parts. Be Cleaning even if high-quality components are sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for ECA10772 advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- NOTICE fore cleaning the vehicle.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using Test the product on a small hid- plenty of water, as it is harmful den part of the windshield to Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may to plastic parts. make sure that it does not leave remain well into spring.
WARNING To prevent corrosion, avoid Contaminants on the brakes or tires Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- damp cellars, stables (because can cause loss of control. vice on what products to use. of the presence of ammonia)
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 3. Perform the following steps to pro- 5. Check and, if necessary, correct tect the cylinder, piston rings, etc. the tire air pressure, and then lift from corrosion. the motorcycle so that both of its a. Remove the spark plug cap wheels are off the ground.
SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Fuel: Overall length: Recommended brand: Recommended fuel: 2180 mm (85.8 in) YAMALUBE Premium unleaded gasoline only Overall width: Type: Fuel tank capacity: 810 mm (31.9 in) SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-40, 7.6 L (2.01 US gal, 1.67 Imp.gal) Overall height: 20W-40 or 20W-50 Fuel reserve amount:...
SPECIFICATIONS Gear ratio: Loading: Recommended fluid: 1st: DOT 4 Maximum load: 37/14 (2.642) Rear brake: 185 kg (408 lb) 2nd: (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and Type: 29/16 (1.813) accessories) Single disc brake 3rd: Tire air pressure (measured on cold Operation: 29/22 (1.318) Right foot operation...
SPECIFICATIONS Headlight: Headlight fuse: 15.0 A Bulb type: Signaling system fuse: Halogen bulb Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity: 10.0 A Ignition fuse: Headlight: 7.5 A 12 V, 60 W/55 W Radiator fan fuse: Tail/brake light: 7.5 A Fuel injection system fuse: Front turn signal light: 12 V, 10.0 W ×...
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 EXUP system ........3-18 Parking ............5-4 Part locations .......... 2-1 Air filter element and check hose, cleaning ..........6-16 Front and rear brake pads, checking..6-23 Auxiliary light bulb, replacing ....6-36 Front fork, adjusting......3-14 Safety information ........1-1 Front fork, bleeding.......