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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL VP250 5B2-F8199-E0...
  • Page 3 EAU10110 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the VP250, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology regarding the design and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
  • Page 4 This manual should be considered a permanent part of this scooter and should remain with it even if the scooter is sub- sequently 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 scooter and this manual.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAUM1010 VP250 OWNER’S MANUAL ©2007 by MBK INDUSTRIE 1st edition, January 2007 All rights reserved Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of MBK INDUSTRIE is expressly prohibited. Printed in France.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 Cast wheels ......... 6-15 Further safe-riding points ....1-4 Pre-operation check list ....4-2 Front and rear brake lever free play ........... 6-15 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Checking the front and rear brake Left view ..........2-1 RIDING POINTS.........
  • Page 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE ...7-1 Care ..........7-1 Storage ...........7-3 SPECIFICATIONS ......8-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION.....9-1 Identification numbers ....9-1...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10261 Safe riding Many accidents involve inexperi- Always make pre-operation enced operators. In fact, many op- SCOOTERS ARE SINGLE TRACK checks. Careful checks may help erators who have been involved in VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE AND prevent an accident. accidents do not even have a cur- OPERATION DEPENDENT...
  • Page 9 Modifications made to this scooter not other motorists can see you. accidents are the result of head inju- approved by Yamaha, or the removal of The posture of the operator and ries. The use of a safety helmet is the...
  • Page 10 Gasoline and exhaust gas this scooter. Since Yamaha cannot test lightweight as possible and GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMA- all other accessories that may be avail- should be kept to a minimum.
  • Page 11: Further Safe-riding Points

    SAFETY INFORMATION • Take care not to spill any gaso- • Do not park the scooter near a EAU10371 Further safe-riding points line on the engine or exhaust flammable source (e.g., a kero- Be sure to signal clearly when system when refueling. sene heater, or near an open making turns.
  • Page 12 SAFETY INFORMATION Always wear a helmet, gloves, trousers (tapered around the cuff and ankle so they do not flap), and a bright colored jacket. Do not carry too much luggage on the scooter. An overloaded scoot- er is unstable.
  • Page 13: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Rear storage compartment (page 3-11) 2. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting ring (page 3-12) 3. Final transmission oil filler cap (page 6-9) 4. Air filter element (page 6-11) 5. V-belt case air filter element (page 6-11) 6.
  • Page 14: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Grab bar (page 5-2) 2. Main fuse/fuse box (page 6-22) 3. Battery (page 6-21) 4. Coolant reservoir cap (page 6-10) 5. Fuel tank cap (page 3-8) 6. Engine oil filler cap (page 6-7) 7. Centerstand (page 6-19) 8.
  • Page 15: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 7 8 9 PUSH 1. Rear brake lever (page 3-8) 9. Front brake lever (page 3-7) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-6) 3. Front storage compartment (page 3-10) 4. Speedometer/Multi-function display (page 3-2/page 3-3) 5. Luggage hook (page 3-12) 6.
  • Page 16: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10460 EAU10660 loss of control or an accident. Make Main switch/steering lock OFF “ ” sure that the vehicle is stopped be- All electrical systems are off. The key fore turning the key to “ ” or “ ”. can be removed.
  • Page 17: Indicator And Warning Lights

    “ ”. If the warning light does not come on for a few seconds, then go off, have ZAUM0635 ZAUM0636 a Yamaha dealer check the electrical 1. High beam indicator light “ ” 1. Speedometer circuit. 2. Left turn signal indicator light “...
  • Page 18: Fuel Gauge

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUM1470 EAU12171 EAUM2050 Fuel gauge Coolant temperature gauge Multi-function display ZAUM0640 ZAUM0639 ZAUM0638 1. Fuel gauge 1. Red zone 1. “MODE” button 2. Fuel level warning light 2. Multi-function display With the key in the “ ”...
  • Page 19 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS a clock "Mode" an ambient temperature display an oil change indicator (which "Set" comes on when the engine oil should be changed) "Mode" "Mode" "Set" NOTE: "Set" "Mode" For the UK, the distance traveled is displayed in miles and the tem- perature reading is displayed in °F.
  • Page 20 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Ambient temperature display ZAUM0393 ZAUM0394 ZAUM0396 To reset a tripmeter, select it by push- 3. Push the “MODE” button, and the 1. Frost warning indicator “ ” ing the “MODE” button, and then push minute digits will start flashing. 2.
  • Page 21: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Oil change indicator “OIL” EAU12347 NOTE: Handlebar switches The oil change indicator will come Left on at the initial 1000 km (600 mi) and every 3000 km (4800 mi) thereafter. If the engine oil is changed before the oil change indicator comes on (i.e.
  • Page 22: Front Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUS1020 ECA10050 EAU12900 Dimmer switch “ ” Front brake lever CAUTION: Set this switch to “ ” for the high See page 5-1 for starting instruc- beam and to “ ” for the low beam. tions prior to starting the engine. With the headlight on low beam, press this switch downwards to flash the headlight.
  • Page 23: Rear Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12950 EAUM2160 EAU13211 Rear brake lever Fuel tank cap Fuel To open the fuel tank cap ZAUM0085 ZAUM0020 1. Rear brake lever 1. Fuel tank filler tube 2. Fuel level ZAUM0643 The rear brake lever is located on the 1.
  • Page 24: Catalytic Converter

    Do not allow the engine to idle Your Yamaha engine has been de- too long. signed to use regular unleaded gaso- line with a research octane number of 91 or higher.
  • Page 25: Seat

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13932 2. Remove the key from the main EAUM1182 Seat Storage compartment switch if the scooter will be left un- attended. LOCK To open the seat OPEN NOTE: 1. Place the scooter on the center- UNLOCK Make sure that the seat is properly se- stand.
  • Page 26 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To lock the storage compartment EAUM1191 Since the storage compartment Storage compartment Insert the key in the lock and turn it 1/4 accumulates heat when ex- turn counterclockwise, and then re- posed to the sun, do not store move the key.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Shock Absorber Assemblies

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14880 EWA10210 EAUT1070 Adjusting the shock absorber Luggage hook WARNING assemblies Always adjust both shock absorber assemblies equally, otherwise poor handling and loss of stability may result. Adjust the spring preload as follows. To increase the spring preload and thereby harden the suspension, turn the adjusting ring on each shock ab- ZAUM0647...
  • Page 28: Sidestand

    Therefore, check It prevents starting when either this system regularly as described brake is applied, but the sidestand below and have a Yamaha dealer re- ZAUM0648 is still down. pair it if it does not function proper- 1.
  • Page 29 Does the engine start? The sidestand switch may be defective. The scooter should not be ridden until checked by a Yamaha dealer. With the engine still off: 6. Move the sidestand up. 7. Keep the front or rear brake applied.
  • Page 30: Pre-operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS EAU15592 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 31: Pre-operation Check List

    • If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level. • Check hydraulic system for leakage. • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-12, 6-18 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing.
  • Page 32 Chassis fasteners — • Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-13 • If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
  • Page 33: Operation And Important Riding Points

    Consult a Yamaha dealer re- In order for the ignition circuit cut-off garding any control or function system to enable starting, the side-...
  • Page 34: Starting Off

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16760 EAU16780 EAU16792 Starting off Acceleration and deceleration Braking 1. Close the throttle completely. NOTE: 2. Apply both front and rear brakes Before starting off, allow the engine to simultaneously while gradually in- warm up. creasing the pressure.
  • Page 35: Tips For Reducing Fuel Consumption

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS down when approaching such EAU16820 EAU16841 Tips for reducing fuel con- Engine break-in areas and cross them with cau- sumption There is never a more important period tion. in the life of your engine than the period Fuel consumption depends largely on Keep in mind that braking on a between 0 and 1600 km (1000 mi).
  • Page 36: Parking

    If any engine trouble should occur touch them. during the engine break-in period, Do not park on a slope or on soft immediately have a Yamaha dealer ground, otherwise the vehicle check the vehicle. may overturn. ECA10380...
  • Page 37: Periodic Maintenance And Minor Repair

    If you do not have the tools or experi- CAL LOCATION, AND INDIVIDUAL ence required for a particular job, have USE, THE MAINTENANCE INTER- a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. VALS MAY NEED TO BE SHORT- ENED. EWA10350 WARNING...
  • Page 38: Periodic Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    The annual checks must be performed every year, except if a kilometer-based maintenance is performed in- stead. From 50000 km, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10000 km. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. ODOMETER READING (× 1000 km)
  • Page 39 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING (× 1000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK • Check tread depth and for damage. • Replace if necessary. √ √ √ √ √ 10 * Tires • Check air pressure. •...
  • Page 40 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING (× 1000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK Front and rear brake √ √ √ √ √ √ 24 * • Check operation. switches Moving parts and ca- √ √ √ √...
  • Page 41: Removing And Installing Cowlings And Panels

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18712 Removing and installing cowl- ings and panels The cowlings and panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a cowling or panel needs to be re- moved and installed.
  • Page 42: Checking The Spark Plug

    To remove the panel component, which should be checked 2. Place the cowling in the original Remove the screws, and then take the periodically, preferably by a Yamaha position, and then install the panel off. dealer. Since heat and deposits will screws.
  • Page 43: Engine Oil

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Before installing a spark plug, the spark EAUM1550 NOTE: Engine oil plug gap should be measured with a If a torque wrench is not available when The engine oil level should be checked wire thickness gauge and, if necessary, installing a spark plug, a good estimate before each ride.
  • Page 44 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Place an oil pan under the engine 5. Install the washer and the engine NOTE: to collect the used oil. oil drain bolt, and then tighten the The engine oil should be between the 3.
  • Page 45: Final Transmission Oil

    If any leakage is found, have a it for oil leakage. If oil is leaking, im- Yamaha dealer check and repair the mediately turn the engine off and scooter. In addition, the final transmis- check for the cause.
  • Page 46: Coolant

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 6. Add the specified amount of the EAU20070 Coolant recommended final transmission The coolant level should be checked oil, and then install and tighten the before each ride. In addition, the cool- oil filler cap. ant must be changed at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance Recommended final transmission...
  • Page 47: Air Filter And V-belt Case Air Filter Elements

    Have a or salt water since it is harmful riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. Yamaha dealer change the coolant. to the engine. If water has been used instead Replacing the air filter element of coolant, replace it with cool- 1.
  • Page 48: Checking The Throttle Cable Free Play

    Periodically check the colored side facing outward. throttle cable free play and, if neces- 5. Install the V-belt case air filter cov- sary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. er by installing the screws. ECA10530 1. V-belt case air filter cover CAUTION: 2.
  • Page 49: Valve Clearance

    Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure Tire air pressure (measured on cold maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 50 Have a Yamaha dealer replace glass fragments in it, or if the sidewall is Adjust the tire air pressure with excessively worn tires. Besides cracked, have a Yamaha dealer re- regard to the load. being illegal, operating the vehi- place the tire immediately.
  • Page 51: Cast Wheels

    The wheel rims should be checked Yamaha dealer bleed the system be- for cracks, bends or warpage be- fore operating the vehicle. Air in the fore each ride. If any damage is...
  • Page 52: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Pads

    EAU22580 Checking the front and rear Checking the brake fluid level peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace brake pads the brake pads as a set. Front brake The front and rear brake pads must be...
  • Page 53: Changing The Brake Fluid

    Changing the brake fluid is above the minimum level mark and ter the brake fluid reservoir when Have a Yamaha dealer change the replenish if necessary. A low brake fluid refilling. Water will significantly brake fluid at the intervals specified in...
  • Page 54: 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: ZAUM0061 Engine oil The pivoting points of the front and rear...
  • Page 55: Checking And Lubricating The Centerstand And Sidestand

    To check the condition If the centerstand or sidestand does EWA10750 not move up and down smoothly, WARNING have a Yamaha dealer check or re- Securely support the vehicle so that pair it. there is no danger of it falling over. ZAUM0667 Check the inner tubes for scratches, 1.
  • Page 56: 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 57: Checking The Wheel Bearings

    Batteries produce explosive hy- drogen gas. Therefore, keep To charge the battery sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- away from the battery and pro- tery as soon as possible if it seems to vide sufficient ventilation when have discharged.
  • Page 58: Replacing The Fuses

    IES OUT OF THE REACH OF If you do not have access to a CHILDREN. sealed-type (MF) battery charg- er, have a Yamaha dealer charge your battery. To store the battery 1. If the model will not be used for...
  • Page 59: Replacing A Headlight Bulb

    3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder the electrical circuit in question to by turning it counterclockwise, and check if the device operates. then remove the defective bulb. 4. If the fuse immediately blows again, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical system. 6-23...
  • Page 60 5. Install the headlight bulb cover. 4. Place a new headlight bulb into po- 6. Install the cowling. sition, and then secure it with the 7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the bulb holder by turning it clockwise. headlight beam if necessary. ECA10650...
  • Page 61: Replacing A Front Turn Signal Light Bulb

    CAUTION: Do not use a headlight bulb of a from a lit headlight bulb, and do not It is advisable to have a Yamaha touch the bulb until it has cooled wattage higher than specified. dealer perform this job.
  • Page 62: Replacing A Tail/brake Light Bulb Or A Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 5. Insert a new bulb into the socket, EAUM2190 Replacing a tail/brake light push it in, and then turn it clock- bulb or a rear turn signal light wise until it stops. bulb 6. Install the socket (together with the bulb) by turning it clockwise.
  • Page 63: Replacing The License Plate Light Bulb

    However, should your scooter re- quire any repair, take it to a Yamaha ZAUM0681 dealer, whose skilled technicians have 1. License plate light bulb socket the necessary tools, experience, and 2.
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting Charts

    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.
  • Page 65 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 66: Scooter Care And Storage

    SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE EAU26091 ucts onto seals, gaskets and wheel cleaning products, solvent or Care axles. Always rinse the dirt and de- thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- While the open design of a scooter re- greaser off with water. movers or inhibitors, brake flu- veals the attractiveness of the technol- id, antifreeze or electrolyte.
  • Page 67 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE After normal use ECA10790 5. Touch up minor paint damage CAUTION: Remove dirt with warm water, a mild caused by stones, etc. detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, 6. Wax all painted surfaces. Do not use warm water since it in- and then rinse thoroughly with clean 7.
  • Page 68: Storage

    Always store your scooter in a cool, dry NOTE: and spark plug. place and, if necessary, protect it Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil against dust with a porous cover. what products to use.
  • Page 69 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 4. Lubricate all control cables and the pivoting points of all levers and pedals as well as of the side- stand/centerstand. 5. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, and then lift the scooter so that both of its wheels are off the ground.
  • Page 70: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Air filter: Overall length: Type: Air filter element: 2175 mm (85.6 in) SAE10W30, SAE10W40, SAE15W40, Oil-coated paper element Overall width: SAE20W40 or SAE20W50 Fuel: 785 mm (30.9 in) Recommended fuel: Overall height: Regular unleaded gasoline only -20 -10 10 20 30 40 50 ˚C 1460 mm (57.5 in)
  • Page 71 SPECIFICATIONS Transmission type: Front: Front suspension: V-belt automatic 170 kPa (25 psi) (1.70 kgf/cm²) Type: Operation: Rear: Telescopic fork Centrifugal automatic type 190 kPa (28 psi) (1.90 kgf/cm²) Spring/shock absorber type: Chassis: Loading condition: Coil spring/oil damper 90–185 kg (198–408 lb) Frame type: Wheel travel: Front:...
  • Page 72 SPECIFICATIONS Front turn signal light: Backup fuse: 12 V, 10.0 W × 2 5.0 A Rear turn signal light: 12 V, 10.0 W × 2 Auxiliary light: 12 V, 5.0 W × 2 License plate light: 12 V, 5.0 W × 1 Meter lighting: High beam indicator light: Turn signal indicator light:...
  • Page 73: Consumer Information

    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:...
  • Page 74 1. Model label The model label is affixed to the bottom of the 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.
  • Page 75 INDEX Front fork, checking.......6-19 Shock absorber assemblies, Fuel ............3-8 adjusting ..........3-12 Acceleration and deceleration ....5-2 Fuel consumption, tips for reducing ..5-3 Sidestand..........3-13 Air filter and V-belt case air filter Fuel gauge ..........3-3 Spark plug, checking ......6-6 elements..........

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