EAU10110 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the YP250R, 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.
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. If you have any questions concerning this manual, please consult your Yamaha dealer. EWA12410 s WARNING PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS SCOOTER.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION .....1-1 Ignition circuit cut-off system ..3-18 Tires ..........6-16 Cast wheels ........6-18 Further safe-riding points ....1-4 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ....4-1 Front and rear brake lever free DESCRIPTION........2-1 Pre-operation check list....4-2 play ..........6-18 Left view ...........2-1 Checking the front and rear brake Right view .........2-2 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT pads..........6-19...
TABLE OF CONTENTS SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE ..7-1 Matte color caution......7-1 Care ..........7-1 Storage ..........7-3 SPECIFICATIONS .......8-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION .....9-1 Identification numbers ......9-1...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10261 Safe riding ved in accidents do not even SCOOTERS ARE SINGLE TRACK ● Always make pre-operation have a current driver’s license. VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE AND checks. Careful checks may help • Make sure that you are quali- OPERATION DEPENDENT prevent an accident.
Modifications made to this scooter keep the following in mind: ries. The use of a safety helmet is the not approved by Yamaha, or the ● Cargo and accessory weight single most critical factor in the pre-...
Since Yamaha cannot handlebar or front fork area, loss of lights or engine power. test all other accessories that may be...
SAFETY INFORMATION ● • Never refuel while smoking or If you should swallow any gasoli- EAU10371 Further safe-riding points in the vicinity of an open flame. ne, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, ● Be sure to signal clearly when ●...
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 scooter is unstable.
Do not expose any key to cess, take the vehicle along with all excessively high temperatures. ● three keys to a Yamaha dealer to have Do not place any key close to them re-registered. Do not use the magnets (this includes, but not key with the red bow for driving.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10471 EAU34121 To lock the steering Main switch/steering lock All electrical circuits are supplied with The main switch/steering lock con- power; the meter lighting, taillight, trols the ignition and lighting systems, license plate light and auxiliary lights and is used to lock the steering.
Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. ECA11170 CAUTION: To prevent engine damage, be sure 1. Push to consult a Yamaha dealer as soon 2. Turn 1. High beam indicator light “ ” 2. Left turn signal indicator light “ ”...
The electrical circuit of the warning light can be checked by turning the key to “ON”. If the warning light does not come on for a few seconds, then go off, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical 1. Speedometer circuit. UK ONLY EAU38620 Immobilizer system indicator light “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUM1470 NOTE: EAU12171 Fuel gauge Coolant temperature gauge Do not allow the fuel tank to empty itself completely. 1. Fuel gauge 1. Red zone 2. Fuel level warning light “ ” 2. Coolant temperature gauge With the key in the “ON” position, the The fuel gauge indicates the amount coolant temperature gauge indicates of fuel in the fuel tank.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ● EAUM2050 a clock Multi-function display ● an ambient temperature display ● an oil change indicator (which comes on when the engine oil should be changed) NOTE: ● For the UK, the distance traveled is displayed in miles and the tem- perature reading is displayed in ºF.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Distance To reset a tripmeter, select it by pus- 3. Push the “MODE” button, and 2. Time hing the “MODE” button, and then the minute digits will start flas- 3. Average speed push the “SET” button for at least one hing.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Ambient temperature display Oil change indicator “OIL” NOTE: ● The oil change indicator will come on at the initial 1000 km (600 mi) and every 3000 km (1800 mi) thereafter. ● If the engine oil is changed befo- re the oil change indicator comes on (i.e.
This model can be equipped with an beam and to “ ” for the low beam. optional anti-theft alarm by a Yamaha With the headlight on low beam, dealer. Contact a Yamaha dealer for press this switch downwards to flash more information.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS NOTE: EAU12900 EAU12950 Front brake lever Rear brake lever Even if the key is turned from “ON” to “OFF” with the hazard lighting on, the hazard lighting will continue to flash regardless of the hazard switch posi- tion.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1382 Insert the key into the fuel tank cap 2. Turn the key clockwise to the ori- Fuel tank cap lock and turn it 1/4 turn counterclock- ginal position, and then remove To remove the fuel tank cap wise.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS or higher. If knocking (or pinging) EAU13442 EAU13932 Catalytic converters Seat occurs, use a gasoline of a different This vehicle is equipped with catalytic To open the seat brand or premium unleaded fuel. Use converters in the exhaust system. 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 2. Remove the key from the main EAUT1711 Rear storage compartment Storage compartments switch if the scooter will be left Front storage compartment unattended. NOTE: Make sure that the seat is properly secured before riding. 1. Rear storage compartment The rear storage compartment is 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS cles in a plastic bag before sto- EAU14541 To close the storage compartment Front storage compartment ring them in the compartment. Push the storage compartment lid To open the storage compartment ● Since the rear storage com- into the original position, and then partment may get wet while the remove the key.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1060 ECA10080 CAUTION: Rear storage compartment Keep the following points in mind when using the storage compart- ment. ● Since the storage compart- ment accumulates heat when exposed to the sun, do not sto- re anything susceptible to heat inside it.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14880 EAU15301 Adjusting the shock Sidestand The sidestand is located on the left absorber assemblies side of the frame. Raise the sidestand Each shock absorber assembly is or lower it with your foot while holding equipped with a spring preload adjus- the vehicle upright.
● It cuts the running engine when system regularly as described the sidestand is moved down. below and have a Yamaha dealer Periodically check the operation of repair it if it does not function pro- the ignition circuit cut-off system perly.
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.
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS EAU15593 The condition of a vehicle is the owner’s responsibility. Vital components can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpec- tedly, even if the vehicle remains unused (for example, as a result of exposure to the elements). Any damage, fluid lea- kage or loss of tire air pressure could have serious consequences.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 5-2, 6-15, 6-21 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Check for damage. • Check tire condition and tread depth.
Chassis fasteners • Tighten if necessary. — Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. and switches • Correct if necessary. — • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. 3-17~3-19 Sidestand switch • If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
See page 5-4 for engine break-in their functions before riding. 2. Close the throttle completely. instructions prior to operating the Consult Yamaha dealer 3. Start the engine by pushing the vehicle for the first time. regarding any control or func-...
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS crank the engine more than 10 EAU16761 EAU16780 Starting off Acceleration and seconds on any one attempt. If the deceleration engine does not start, try with the NOTE: throttle open 1/8 turn. Before starting off, allow the engine to warm up.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16792 pery when wet. Therefore, slow EAU16820 Braking Tips for reducing fuel down when approaching such 1. Close the throttle completely. consumption areas and cross them with cau- 2. Apply both front and rear brakes tion.
(1000 mi). For this reason, you should EWA10310 during the engine break-in period, read the following material carefully. s WARNING immediately have a Yamaha dealer Since the engine is brand new, do not ● Since the engine and exhaust check the vehicle.
The intervals given in the periodic Consult a Yamaha dealer for proper maintenance and lubrication chart maintenance intervals. should be simply considered as a general guide under normal riding 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: If you do not have the tools or expe- rience required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. EWA10350 s WARNING Modifications not approved by Yamaha may cause loss of perfor- mance and render the vehicle unsafe for use.
● 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. ODOMETER READING...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation, fluid level and vehicle for fluid √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) When the oil change indicator light √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18731 The cowlings and panel shown need Removing and installing the to be removed to perform some of the cowlings and panel maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a cowling or panel needs to be removed and installed.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18790 EAU18790 EAU18790 Cowling B Cowling C Cowling D To remove the cowling To remove the cowling To remove the cowling Remove the screws, and then take Remove the screws, and then take Remove the screws, and then take the cowling off.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAUM1250 EAU19631 shown, with the spark plug Panel A Checking the spark plug wrench included in the owner’s To remove the panel The spark plug is an important engine tool kit. 1. Open the storage compartment. component, which is easy to check.
Spark plug: to diagnose such problems yourself. To check the engine oil level 17.5 Nm (1.75 m·kgf, 12.5 ft·lbf) Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check 1. Place the scooter on the centers- the vehicle. tand. 2. Check the spark plug for electro-...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 5. Insert the dipstick into the oil filler hole, and then tighten the oil filler cap. To change the engine oil 1. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off.
The final transmission case must be Oil change quantity: checked for oil leakage before each 1.20 L (1.27 US qt) (1.06 Imp.qt) ride. If any leakage is found, have a Yamaha dealer check and repair the ECA11670 CAUTION: scooter. In addition, the final trans- ●...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU20070 NOTE: Tightening torque: Coolant The coolant should be between the Final transmission oil drain bolt: The coolant level should be checked minimum and maximum level marks. 22 Nm (2.2 m·kgf, 15.9 ft·lbf) before each ride. In addition, the coo- lant must be changed at the intervals 6.
1. Air filter case cover Have a Yamaha dealer change the and corrosion. 2. Screw 3. Air filter element coolant. 6-13...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. Pull the air filter element out. 3. Check the air filter element for 4. Insert a new air filter element into damage and replace it if neces- the air filter case. sary. 5. Install the air filter case cover by 4.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ● EAU21871 The tire air pressure must be keep the following precautions in Tires adjusted in accordance with mind. To maximize the performance, durabi- ● the riding speed and with the NEVER OVERLOAD THE VEHI- lity, and safe operation of your vehi- total weight of rider, passenger, CLE! Operation of an overloa-...
Front tire: ZAUM0054 Size: ding the tires, should be left to 120/70-15 M/C 56S(Michelin - 1. Tire tread depth a Yamaha dealer, who has the Continental) 2. Tire sidewall necessary professional know- 120/70-15 M/C 56P(Pirelli) ledge and experience. The tires must be checked before...
Cast wheels Front and rear brake lever brake lever ends. If there is free play, To maximize the performance, durabi- free play have a Yamaha dealer inspect the lity, and safe operation of your vehi- brake system. Front EWA14211 cle, note the following points regar- s WARNING ding the specified wheels.
Changing the brake fluid fluid is above the minimum level mark cantly lower the boiling point of Have a Yamaha dealer change the and replenish if necessary. A low bra- the fluid and may result in vapor brake fluid at the intervals specified in ke fluid level may indicate worn brake lock.
• EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty wheel hub or if the wheel does not add distilled water. of water. ECA10630 turn smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer • INTERNAL: Drink large quan- CAUTION: check the wheel bearings. tities of water or milk and ●...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR quickly if the vehicle is equipped with 3. Pull the battery out from the bat- EAU23525 Replacing the fuses optional electrical accessories. tery box, and then disconnect the To store the battery battery couplers. 1. If the vehicle will not be used for To install the battery more than one month, remove 1.
4. If the fuse immediately blows Radiator fan fuse: 2. Headlight fuse 10 A 3. Radiator fan fuse again, have a Yamaha dealer 4. Ecu fuse (backup) Ecu fuse (backup): check the electrical system. 5. Ignition fuse 6. Backup fuse (backup) Ignition fuse: 7.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23730 Replacing a headlight bulb This model is equipped with two quartz bulb headlights. If a headlight bulb burns out, replace it as follows. 1. Remove cowling B. (See page 6-6.) 2. Disconnect the headlight coupler, and then remove the bulb cover.
(See page 3-16.) and then connect the coupler. turning it counterclockwise. 6. Install the cowling. 7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the headlight beam if necessary. 1. Turn signal light bulb socket 1. Rear storage compartment 2. Bolt 4.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 6. Install the bulb holder by pushing it into the original position. 7. Install the rear storage compart- ment, and then close the seat. 1. Bulb socket 1. Remove 4. Remove the defective bulb by pushing it in and turning it coun- terclockwise.
The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vital systems your- self. However, should your scooter require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, 1. License plate light unit and know-how to service the scooter 2.
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. 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.
CAUTION: matte colored finished parts. Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for ● Avoid using strong acidic whe- even if high-quality components are advice on what products to use el cleaners, especially on spo- used.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE cleaning products, solvent or After normal use ECA10790 CAUTION: thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust Remove dirt with warm water, a mild Do not use warm water since it removers or inhibitors, brake detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, increases the corrosive action of fluid, antifreeze or electrolyte.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 6. Wax all painted surfaces. NOTE: EAU36560 Storage 7. Let the scooter dry completely Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice Short-term before storing or covering it. on what products to use. EWA10940 Always store your scooter in a cool,...
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 3. Perform the following steps to 4. Lubricate all control cables and protect the cylinder, piston rings, the pivoting points of all levers etc. from corrosion. and pedals as well as of the a. Remove the spark plug cap and sidestand/centerstand.
SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Air filter: Overall length: Type: Air filter element: 2210 mm (87.0 in) SAE 10W-30, SAE 10W-40, SAE 15W-40, Dry element Overall width: SAE 20W-40 or SAE 20W-50 Fuel: 790 mm (31.1 in) Recommended fuel: Overall height: Regular unleaded gasoline only 1380 mm (54.3 in) Fuel tank capacity:...
SPECIFICATIONS Chassis: Loading: Rear brake: Frame type: Maximum load: Type: Steel tube underbone 180 kg (397 lb) Single disc brake Caster angle: Tire air pressure (measured on cold Operation: 28.00 degree Left hand operation tires): Trail: Recommended fluid: Loading condition: 100.0 mm (3.94 in) DOT 4 0-90 kg (0-198 lb)
SPECIFICATIONS Bulb voltage, wattage x quantity: Radiator fan fuse: Headlight: 10.0 A 12 V, 35 W/35.0 W x 2 ECU (Electronic Control Unit) fuse: Tail/brake light: 5.0 A 12 V, 5.0 W/21.0 W x 2 Backup fuse: Front turn signal light: 5.0 A 12 V, 10.0 W x 2 Rear turn signal light:...
Record the key identification number, vehicle identification number 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. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: ZAUM0683 1.
1. Model label The model label is affixed to the bot- tom of the seat. (See page 3-16.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
INDEX Front and rear brake pads, checking ..6-19 Front fork, checking .........6-22 Acceleration and deceleration ....5-2 Safe-riding points........1-1 Fuel ............3-12 Air filter and V-belt case air filter Safety information........1-1 Fuel consumption, tips for reducing..5-3 elements ..........6-13 Seat ............3-13 Fuel gauge ..........3-5 Anti-theft alarm (optional) ......3-9 Self-diagnosis device.........3-3 Fuel level warning light ......3-4...
INDEX Wheel bearings, checking......6-24 Wheels .............6-18...
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