with all operating controls and
their functions before riding.
Consult a Yamaha dealer re-
garding any control or function
that you do not thoroughly un-
Never start the engine or oper-
ate it in a closed area for any
length of time. Exhaust fumes
are poisonous, and inhaling
them can cause loss of con-
sciousness and death within a
short time. Always make sure
that there is adequate ventila-
For safety, always start the en-
gine with the centerstand.
Before starting out, make sure
that the sidestand is up. If the
sidestand is not raised com-
pletely, it could contact the
ground and distract the opera-
tor, resulting in a possible loss
O PERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS
1. Starter (choke) lever "
Starting and warming up a
See page 5-4 for engine break-in in-
structions prior to operating the ve-
hicle for the first time.
1. Turn the key to "ON".
2. Turn on the starter (choke) and
completely close the throttle grip.
(See page 3-6 for starter (choke)
1. Start switch "START"
3. Start the engine by pushing the
If the engine fails to start, release the
start switch, wait a few seconds, and
then try again. Each starting attempt
should be as short as possible to pre-
serve the battery. Do not crank the en-
gine more than 5 seconds on any one
attempt. If the engine does not start
with the starter motor, try using the
kickstarter with the motorcycle on the
start switch, while applying the
front or rear brake or by pushing
the kickstarter lever down.