Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL YP250R 1C0-F8199-E5...
Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold. AMAHA MOTOR ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 450-6, Mori, Mori-machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken, 437-0292 Japan DECLARATION of CONFORMITY Company: YAMAHA MOTOR ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Address: 1450-6, Mori, Mori-Machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-Ken, 437-0292 Japan Hereby declare that the product: Kind of equipment: IMMOBILIZER...
Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the YP250R, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology regar- ding the design and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
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 Fuel tank cap ........3-11 Periodic maintenance and Fuel ..........3-12 lubrication chart ......6-2 Further safe-riding points ....1-1 Catalytic converter......3-13 Removing and installing the DESCRIPTION........2-1 Securing bracket ......3-14 cowlings and panel .......6-6 Left view ...........2-1 Seat..........3-14 Checking the spark plug ....6-8 Right view .........2-2 Storage compartments....3-15...
TABLE OF CONTENTS Checking the wheel bearings ..6-23 Battery ..........6-24 Replacing the fuses ......6-26 Replacing a headlight bulb.....6-27 Replacing a front turn signal light bulb ..........6-28 Replacing a tail/brake light bulb or a rear turn signal light bulb ..6-29 Replacing the license plate light bulb ..........6-30 Replacing an auxiliary light bulb..6-31 Troubleshooting ......6-31...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10263 Safe Riding likely places for scooter acci- Be a Responsible Owner Perform the pre-operation checks dents to occur. As the vehicle’s owner, you are res- each time you use the vehicle to • Ride where other motorists can ponsible for the safe and proper ope- make sure it is in safe operating con- see you.
SAFETY INFORMATION • Always obey the speed limit Protective apparel Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and never travel faster than The majority of fatalities from scooter All engine exhaust contains carbon warranted by road and traffic accidents are the result of head inju- monoxide, a deadly gas.
Yamaha accessories, which are avai- Adding accessories or cargo to your tribute the weight as evenly as lable only from a Yamaha dealer, have scooter can adversely affect stability possible on both sides of the been designed, tested, and approved...
SAFETY INFORMATION nize that some aftermarket accesso- per weight distribution or of the scooter’s electrical system, ries or modifications are not suitable aerodynamic changes. an electric failure could result, because of potential safety hazards to accessories are added to the which could cause a dangerous you or others.
SAFETY INFORMATION ● EAU10372 Always wear a helmet, gloves, Further safe-riding points trousers (tapered around the cuff ● Be sure to signal clearly when and ankle so they do not flap), making turns. and a bright colored jacket. ● Braking can be extremely difficult ●...
● cess, take the vehicle along with all Do not expose any key to three keys to a Yamaha dealer to have excessively high temperatures. ● them re-registered. Do not use the Do not place any key close to key with the red bow for driving.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ● Keep other immobilizer system EAU10471 come on, and the engine can be star- Main switch/steering lock keys away from the main ted. The key cannot be removed. switch as they may cause sig- nal interference. The headlights come on automatically when the engine is started and stay on until the key is turned to “OFF”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU11591 EAUM1471 EAU12172 Speedometer Fuel gauge Coolant temperature gauge km/h 1. Fuel gauge 1. Speedometer 2. Fuel level warning light 1. Coolant temperature gauge red zone 2. Coolant temperature gauge The fuel gauge indicates the amount UK ONLY With the key in the “ON”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUM2051 last set to zero, the time passed Total Trip 1 Trip 2 Trip/fuel Multi-function display since the tripmeters were set to Total zero, and the average speed tra- veled during this time) 8 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 ●...
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” ● The oil change indicator will come on at the initial 1000 km (600 mi) and every 3000 km (4800 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 Left 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 EAUM1990 EAU12900 EAU12950 Hazard switch “h”, “ ” Front brake lever Rear brake lever With the key in the “ON” position, set this switch to “ ” to turn on the hazard lighting (simultaneous flashing of all turn signal lights). To turn off the hazard lighting, set this switch to “h”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13175 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to Fuel tank cap the original position, and then To remove the fuel tank cap remove it. 1. Open the lid by pulling the lever 3. Close the lid. EWA11261 s WARNING Make sure that the fuel tank cap is properly installed and locked in pla-...
Gasoline is poisonous and can cau- can cause fuel to spill out of the se injury or death. Handle gasoline Your Yamaha engine has been desig- fuel tank. with care. Never siphon gasoline by ned to use premium unleaded gasoli- mouth.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS occurs, use a gasoline of a different EAU13433 ECA10701 NOTICE Catalytic converter brand. Use of unleaded fuel will This model is equipped with a cataly- Use only unleaded gasoline. The extend spark plug life and reduce tic converter in the exhaust system.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1040 EWAT1020 EAU13932 s WARNING Securing bracket Seat To open the seat Be sure to remove the chain or 1. Place the scooter on the centers- cable before riding, otherwise the tand. scooter may overturn, causing 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1712 Rear storage compartment Storage compartments Front storage compartment 1. Seat open position 1. Rear storage compartment To close the seat The rear storage compartment is 1. Fold the seat down, and then 1. Front storage compartment located under the seat.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ● To avoid humidity from sprea- EAU14541 Insert the key into the lock, turn it Storage compartment ding through the storage com- clockwise, and then pull on it to open To open the storage compartment partment, wrap wet articles in the storage compartment lid.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1060 ECA10080 NOTICE 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 EAU14881 EWA10210 EAU15301 s WARNING Adjusting the shock Sidestand absorber 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 absorber assembly in direction (a).
● 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.
Do not operate the vehicle if you find any problem. If a problem cannot be corrected by the procedures pro- vided in this manual, have the vehicle inspected by a Yamaha dealer. Before using this vehicle, check the following points:...
• If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level. • Check hydraulic system for leakage. • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. 6-15, 6-21 Throttle grip • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing.
• Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. 3-18 Sidestand switch • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
[ECA11041] See page 5-4 for engine break-in not understand, ask your Yamaha If the engine does not start, rele- instructions prior to operating the dealer. ase the start switch, wait a few EWA10271 vehicle for the first time.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16761 4. Check for oncoming traffic, and EAU16780 Starting off Acceleration and then slowly turn the throttle grip deceleration (on the right) in order to take off. 5. Switch the turn signals off. Before starting off, allow the engine to warm up.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16793 EAU16820 Braking Tips for reducing fuel EWA10300 consumption s WARNING Fuel consumption depends largely on ● Avoid braking hard or suddenly your riding style. Consider the follo- (especially when leaning over wing tips to reduce fuel consumption: to one side), otherwise the sco- ●...
Yamaha dealer per- If you do not have the tools or expe- Consult a Yamaha dealer for proper form service. rience required for a particular job, have maintenance intervals. a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
● 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 ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING CHECK OR ANNUAL ITEM 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 √ √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING CHECK OR ANNUAL ITEM 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 and for oil √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING CHECK OR ANNUAL ITEM MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) Lights, signals and • Check operation. √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 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 ADJUSTMENT 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.
2. Close the storage compartment. If the spark plug shows a distinctly different color, the engine could be operating improperly. Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. 1. Spark plug cap Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Check the spark plug for electro- 2. Clean the surface of the spark EAUM1551 Engine oil de erosion and excessive carbon plug gasket and its mating surfa- The engine oil level should be chec- or other deposits, and replace it if ce, and then wipe off any grime ked before each ride.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening torque: Engine oil drain bolt: 20 Nm (2.0 m·kgf, 14 ft·lbf) Make sure that the washer is properly seated. 6. Refill with the specified amount of the recommended engine oil, ZAUM0686 ZAUM0685 and then install and tighten the oil 1.
If any leakage is found, have a engine off and check for the cau- Yamaha dealer check and repair the scooter. In addition, the final trans- 8. Reset the oil change indicator. mission oil must be changed as (See page 3-6).
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Refill with the specified amount EAU20070 Coolant of the recommended final trans- The coolant should be between the The coolant level should be checked mission oil, and then install and minimum and maximum level marks. before each ride.
Service the air filter elements more maintenance and lubrication chart. coolant, have a Yamaha dealer frequently if you are riding in unu- Have a Yamaha dealer change the check the antifreeze content of sually wet or dusty areas. coolant. WARNING! Never attempt...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 4. Check the air filter element for damage and replace it if neces- sary. 5. Install the air filter element with the colored side facing outward. NOTICE: Make sure that each filter element is properly sea- ted in its case.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ● EAU21871 The tire air pressure must be EWA14660 s WARNING Tires adjusted in accordance with To maximize the performance, durabi- Because loading has an enormous the riding speed and with the lity, and safe operation of your vehi- impact on the handling, braking, total weight of rider, passenger, cle, note the following points regar-...
Front tire: ZAUM0054 Size: ding the tires, should be left to 1. Tire tread depth 120/70-15 M/C 56S(Michelin - a Yamaha dealer, who has the 2. Tire sidewall Continental) necessary professional know- 120/70-15 M/C 56P(Pirelli) The tires must be checked before ledge and experience.
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. EWA14211 cle, note the following points regar-...
EAU22721 Changing the brake fluid to enter the brake system, possibly enter the brake fluid reservoir Have a Yamaha dealer change the causing it to become ineffective. when refilling. Water will signifi- brake fluid at the intervals specified in Before riding, check that the brake...
If a cable is periodic maintenance chart. damaged or does not move smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repla- ce it. WARNING! Damage to the outer sheath may interfere with ZAUM0061 proper cable operation and will cause the inner cable to rust.
If the centerstand or sidestand dic maintenance and lubrication does not move up and down smo- chart. othly, have a Yamaha dealer check To check the condition or repair it. Otherwise, the centers- Check the inner tubes for scratches, tand or sidestand could contact the damage and excessive oil leakage.
If you do not have access to a KEEP THIS AND ALL BATTE- that it is securely connected. constant-voltage battery charger, RIES OUT OF THE REACH OF EWA10760 have a Yamaha dealer charge your CHILDREN. s WARNING battery. To charge the battery ●...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Remove the panel by removing 4. Pull the battery out from the bat- ECA16530 NOTICE the screw. tery box, and then disconnect the Always keep the battery charged. battery couplers. Storing a discharged battery can cause permanent battery damage.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU23526 to avoid causing extensive Replacing the fuses damage to the electrical sys- tem and possibly a fire. [EWA15131] 1. Signaling system fuse 2. Hazard fuse 3. Radiator fan fuse 1. Fuse box 4. ECU (Electronic Control Unit) fuse 2.
ECA10670 6. Install the socket (together with NOTICE the bulb) by turning it clockwise. It is advisable to have a Yamaha 7. Install the cowling. dealer perform this job. 1. Place the scooter on the centers- tand.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAUS1442 Replacing a tail/brake light bulb or a rear turn signal light bulb 1. Place the scooter on the centers- tand. 2. Open the seat, and then remove the rear storage compartment. (See page 3-17). 1. Turn signal light bulb socket/ Tail/brake light 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 5. Insert a new bulb into the socket EAUM2201 Replacing the license plate by pushing it in and turning it light bulb clockwise. 6. Install the bulb holder by pushing 1. Remove the socket (together it into the original position. with the bulb) by pulling it out.
4. Insert a new bulb into the socket. self. However, should your scooter 5. Install the socket (together with require any repair, take it to a Yamaha the bulb) by pushing it in. dealer, whose skilled technicians 6. Install the cowling.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EWA15141 s WARNING When checking the fuel system, do not smoke, and make sure there are no open flames or sparks in the area, including pilot lights from water heaters or furnaces. Gasoli- ne or gasoline vapors can ignite or explode, causing severe injury or property damage.
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.
Some models are equipped with nology, it also makes it more vulnera- matte colored finished parts. Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop Cleaning sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for ECA10782 even if high-quality components are NOTICE advice on what products to use used.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE with water may be used. Be scratches on the windshield. sure to rinse off any detergent Test the product on a small hid- Salt sprayed on roads in the winter residue using plenty of water, den part of the windshield to may remain well into spring.
7. Let the scooter dry completely ECA10820 before storing or covering it. NOTICE EWA10941 ● Consult a Yamaha dealer for s WARNING ● Storing the scooter in a poorly advice on what products to use. ventilated room or covering it Contaminants on the brakes or ●...
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 Remove the spark plug cap 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 º 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: 10.0 A Headlight: ECU (Electronic Control Unit) fuse: 12 V, 35 W/35.0 W x 2 5.0 A Tail/brake light: Backup fuse: 12 V, 5.0 W/21.0 W x 2 5.0 A Front turn signal light: 12 V, 10.0 W x 2 Rear turn signal light: 12 V, 10.0 W x 2...
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 3-14). 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 ............3-14 Fuel gauge ..........3-5 Anti-theft alarm (optional) ......3-9 Securing bracket........3-14 Fuel level warning light ......3-4...
INDEX Wheel bearings, checking......6-23 Wheels .............6-18...
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