Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of a YP250, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience in and newest technolo- gy for the design and the manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputa- tion for dependability.
8 This manual should be considered a permanent part of this scooter and should remain with it even if the scooter is subsequently sold. 8 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.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EW000002 PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS SCOOTER.
EAU00009 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY 2 DESCRIPTION 3 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 4 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS 5 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 6 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 7 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 8 SPECIFICATIONS 9 CONSUMER INFORMATION INDEX...
GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY ..........1-1 FURTHER SAFE RIDING POINTS FOR THIS MODEL ....1-2...
EAU00021 Q GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY Scooters are fascinating vehicles, which can give you an unsurpassed feeling of power and freedom. However, they also impose certain limits, which you must accept; even the best scooter does not ignore the laws of physics. Regular care and maintenance are essential for preserving your scooter’s value and operating condi- tion.
Q GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY EAU03099* FURTHER SAFE RIDING POINTS FOR THIS MODEL 8 Be sure to signal clearly when making turns. 8 Braking can be extremely difficult on a wet road. Avoid hard braking, because the scooter could slide.
EAU00027 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00040 EAU01433 LOCK (Parking) The steering is locked in this position The steering is locked in this position, and all electrical circuits are switched and the taillight, license light and aux- OPEN off. The key can be removed in this iliary light come on, but all other cir- PUSH position.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00063 High beam indicator light “&” This indicator comes on when the headlight high beam is used. 1 . 00 EAU03125* Turn indicator lights “4”/“6” The corresponding indicator flashes when the turn signal switch is moved to the left or right.
Turn the engine stop switch to “#”. Indicator light does Indicator light comes not come on. on for a few seconds and then goes off. Ask a Yamaha dealer Electrical circuit is OK. to inspect electrical cir- Go ahead with riding. cuit.
In set the display to the “TRIP” mode. this case, take your scooter to a Then, push the “TRIP” reset button Yamaha dealer for repair. 1. Speedometer for at least one second. 2. Digital odometer/trip odometer 3.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00109 Antitheft alarm (optional) An antitheft alarm can be equipped to this scooter. Consult your Yamaha dealer to obtain and install the alarm. 1. Fuel gauge 1. Coolant temperature gauge 2. Red mark EAU00110 EAU03124* Fuel gauge...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS NOTE: When setting the clock after its power source is cut by a removed battery, 1 . 00 etc., or when pushing the “h” and “m” button simultaneously, first set the time for 1:00 AM, then, go on to set it for the correct time.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Pass switch “&” 1. Engine stop switch 2. Dimmer switch 2. Light switch 3. Turn signal switch 3. Start switch “,” 4. Horn switch “*” EAU00135 Light switch EAU00127 Turn signal switch Turning the light switch to “ ”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00136 Headlight beam variation 3 : High beam light on 2 : Low beam light on 1 : Light off : Auxiliary light on Bulb to be used Destination Left Right Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain Halogen France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, 60/55W bulb...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00143 Start switch “,” The starter motor cranks the engine when pushing the start switch. EC000005 See starting instructions prior to starting the engine. 1. Engine stop switch 1. Front brake lever 2. Light switch EAU00158 3.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Rear brake lever 1. Lid 1. Fuel tank cap 2. Lever EAU00163 To open the fuel tank cap, insert the Rear brake lever EAU03090* Fuel tank cap key into the lock and turn it clock- The rear brake lever is located on the wise.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00185 Always wipe off spilled fuel imme- diately with a dry and clean soft cloth. Fuel may deteriorate painted surfaces or plastic parts. EAU00191* Recommended fuel: 1. Match marks 1. Filler tube Regular unleaded gasoline 2. Fuel level To close the cap, align the match EAU01183 with a research octane...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU03098* EC000114 Catalyzer This scooter is equipped with a cat- The following must be observed to alytic converter in the muffler. prevent a fire hazard or other dam- OPEN ages. PUSH EW000128 8 Use only unleaded gasoline. LOCK PUSH Use of leaded gasoline will...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Rider seat 1. Bolt ( 2. Collar ( 4) EAU03096* NOTE: To adjust, open the rider seat and Rider seat adjustment 8 Place the scooter on the center- remove the bolts and collars. Slide The rider seat can be adjusted to stand before opening the rider the seat forward or backward to the change the riding position.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Compartment A Compartment B 1. Button 1. Lever 2. Lid 2. Lid Rear storage compartment EAU03110* Front storage compartment B Storage compartments Two helmets can be stored in the To open the storage compartment, Front storage compartment A compartment under the seats.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA00051* Stan- Soft Hard dard Adjusting Do not leave the rider seat open Position for an extended period of time as EW000040 the light may cause the battery to discharge. Always adjust each shock absorber to the same setting. EWA00030* Uneven adjustment...
An optional carrier can be obtained This scooter must not be operated tion circuit cut-off system. The scoot- and installed at a Yamaha dealer for with the sidestand in the down er must not be ridden when the side- adding cargo or accessories to this position.
The sidestand switch is OK. EW000045 8 8 Be sure to use the centerstand during this inspection. If improper operation is noted, 8 8 If improper operation is noted, consult a Yamaha dealer immedi- consult a Yamaha dealer. ately. 3-17...
EAU01114 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Owners are personally responsible for their vehicle’s condition. Your scooter’s vital functions can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if it remains unused (for instance, if it is exposed to the elements). Any damage, fluid leak or loss of tire pressure could have serious consequences. Therefore, it is very important that, in addition to a thor- ough visual inspection, you check the following points before each ride.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS Starting a cold engine.................5-1 Starting off ..................5-2 Acceleration..................5-2 Braking ....................5-2 Tips for reducing fuel consumption.............5-3 Engine break-in ..................5-3 Parking ....................5-4...
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 1. Grab bar EAU00433 EAU00434 EAU00435 Starting off Acceleration Braking After warming up the engine: The speed can be adjusted by open- 1. Close the throttle grip. 1. Apply the rear brake lever with ing and closing the throttle grip. 2.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EW000057 EAU03093* EAU01128 Tips for reducing fuel Engine break-in consumption There is never a more important peri- 8 8 Avoid hard or sudden braking. Your scooter’s fuel consumption od in the life of your scooter than the It may cause the scooter to depends to a large extent on your rid- period...
The muffler and exhaust pipe are 1/2 throttle. during the break-in period, consult hot. Park the scooter in a place a Yamaha dealer immediately. where pedestrians or children are ECA00054* not likely to touch the scooter. Do After 1,000 km of operation, be...
ALL TEND TO DEMAND THAT Otherwise, rapid engine wear may dures.) The tools provided in the EACH OWNER ALTER THIS TIME result. Consult a Yamaha dealer owner’s tool kit are to assist you in SCHEDULE TO SHORTER INTER- for proper maintenance intervals.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: If you do not have necessary tools required during a service operation, take your scooter to a Yamaha dealer for service. EW000062 Modifications to this scooter not approved by Yamaha may cause loss of performance, excessive emissions, and render it unsafe for use.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU00473 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION Initial EVERY ANNUAL ITEM CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE JOB (1,000 km) 10,000 km 20,000 km CHECK 9 Check fuel hoses and vacuum hose for cracks or damage. 1 * Fuel line 9 Replace if necessary.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Initial EVERY ANNUAL ITEM CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE JOB (1,000 km) 10,000 km 20,000 km CHECK 9 Check bearing play and steering for roughness. 9 Correct accordingly. 13 * Steering bearings 9 Lubricate with lithium soap base grease. 9 Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened.
9 Correct if necessary. 27 * Electrical components 9 Adjust headlight beam if necessary. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer. EAU03206 NOTE: 8 The annual checks must be performed every year, except if a 10,000 km or 20,000 km maintenance is performed instead.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Panel A 1. Panel C 1. Panel B EAU01122 Panel removal and installation The panels illustrated need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance described in this chap- ter. Refer to this section each time a panel has to be removed or rein- stalled.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Tab ( 2) 1. Screw ( 2) 2. Slot ( 2) EAU03114* 2. Pull the panel back as shown. To install Panel A 1. Insert the tabs on the panel into To remove the slots as shown, and then 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Bolt ( 2) 2. Panel B EAU03122* To install EAU03121* Panel C Panel B Place the panel in the original posi- To remove tion, and then install the bolts. To remove 1. Pull up the left floorboard mat as Remove the bolts, and then pull the shown.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Screw ( 4) 2. Panel C 3. Pull the panel out as shown. To install 2. Remove the panel screws. 1. Insert the tabs on the panel into the slots as shown. 2. Install the panel screws.
Do not attempt to diagnose such Spark plug tool kit to remove the spark plug problems yourself. Instead, take the Removal as shown. scooter to a Yamaha dealer. You 1. Remove the spark plug cap. should periodically remove inspect the spark plug because heat and deposits will cause any spark plug to slowly break down and erode.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Tightening torque: Spark plug: 17.5 Nm (1.75 m0kg) NOTE: If a torque wrench is not available when you are installing a spark plug, a good estimate of the correct torque is 1/4 to 1/2 turn past finger tight. 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Maximum level mark 1. Drain bolt 1. Drain bolt 2. Minimum level mark 2. Washer Engine oil replacement 2. Stop the engine and remove the 4. Check the washer and replace it 1. Warm up the engine for a few if damaged.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 6. Fill the engine with oil and install NOTE: the oil filler cap. If the oil is changed before the oil change indicator light comes on (i.e. Recommended oil: before the 3,000-km oil change inter- See page 8-1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 6. Install the oil filler cap. 7. After replacing the final gear oil, be sure to check for oil leakage. 1. Final gear oil filler cap 1. Drain bolt EAU03120* 5. Fill the gear case with the recom- Final gear oil replacement mended oil.
(soft water) to bring the level up to the maximum mark. Have a Yamaha dealer change the 6-15...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Air filter case cover 1. Air filter element 2. Screw ( 5) 4. Remove the air filter element and 5. Squeeze out the excess solvent EAU03113* wash it gently, but thoroughly in and allow it to dry. Air filter and V-belt case air filter cleaning solvent.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EC000092 8 8 Make sure both filters are properly seated in their cases. 8 8 The engine should never be without filters installed. 11. Install panel C. 1. V-belt case air filter cover 1. V-belt case air filter 2.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EW000082 Tire inflation pressure should be checked and adjusted when the temperature of the tire equals the ambient air temperature. Tire infla- tion pressure must be adjusted according to total weight of cargo, rider, passenger, and accessories 1.
YOUR SCOOTER. Make sure the regulations of your own country. if the side wall is cracked, contact a total weight of the cargo, rider, Yamaha dealer immediately passenger, and accessories (fair- have the tire replaced.
Brakes, tires, and If any abnormal condition exists related wheel parts replacement in a wheel, consult a Yamaha 1. Locknut should be left to a Yamaha Service dealer. Do not attempt even 2. Adjusting bolt Technician. 3. Free play small repairs to the wheel.
Always clean up spilled fluid immediately. 1. Minimum level mark 1. Minimum level mark 8 Have a Yamaha dealer check EAU00731 8 Use only the designated quality the cause if the brake fluid level Inspecting the brake fluid brake fluid.
Brake lever lubrication Lubricate the pivoting parts of both Lubricate the cables and cable ends. brake levers. If a cable does not operate smoothly, ask a Yamaha dealer to replace it. Recommended lubricant: Engine oil Recommended lubricant: Engine oil 6-23...
Recommended lubricant: EC000098 Engine oil EW000114 If any damage or unsmooth move- ment is found with the front fork, If the center and/or sidestand does consult a Yamaha dealer. not move smoothly, consult a Yamaha dealer. 6-24...
Hold the lower end of the front forks and try to move them forward and backward. If any free play can be felt, ask a Yamaha dealer to inspect and adjust the steering. Inspection is eas- ier if the front wheel is removed.
NOTE: 8 If the battery seems to have dis- The battery cover needs to be charged, consult a Yamaha deal- removed to access the fuse box and the coolant reservoir tank cap. 8 If the scooter is equipped with...
1. Remove the battery cover by rettes etc., away. Ventilate when Yamaha dealer. removing the screws. charging or using in an enclosed 8 8 Always make sure the connec- space. Always shield your eyes tions are correct when rein- when working near batteries.
If 1. Place the scooter on the center- fuse immediately blows stand. again, consult a Yamaha dealer. 2. Remove panel B. (See page 6-8 EC000103 for panel removal and installation 1. Coupler ( 2) 2. Bulb holder cover ( 2) procedures.)
6. Install the bulb holder cover and connect the headlight coupler. 7. Install the panel. If necessary, ask a Yamaha dealer to adjust the headlight beam. 6-29...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03115* EAU03111* Tail/brake light bulb Front turn signal light bulb replacement replacement 1. Place the scooter on the center- 1. Place the scooter on the center- stand. stand. 2. Remove panel A. (See page 6-6 2.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03116* Rear turn signal light bulb replacement 1. Place the scooter on the center- stand. 2. Remove panel A. (See page 6-6 for panel removal and installation procedures.) 1. Bulb socket 1. Bulb socket 3. Remove the front turn signal light 3.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03117* License light bulb replacement 1. Place the scooter on the center- stand. 2. Remove panel A. (See page 6-6 for panel removal and installation procedures.) 1. Screw ( 2) 1. Bulb 3. Remove the screws holding the 4.
If your scooter requires any repair, bring it to a Yamaha dealer. The skilled technicians at a Yamaha deal- ership have the tools, experience, and know-how to properly service your scooter. Use only genuine Yamaha parts on your scooter.
2. Compression There is compression. Go to ignition check. Use electric starter. No compression. Ask a Yamaha dealer to inspect. 3. Ignition Wipe clean with dry cloth and correct Open throttle half-way and start Wet. Remove spark spark gap or replace spark plug.
Restart the engine. If the engine overheats again, ask a Level is OK. Yamaha dealer to inspect and repair the cooling system. NOTE: If it is difficult to get the recommended coolant, tap water can be temporarily used, provided that it is changed to the rec- ommended coolant as soon as possible.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE Care....................7-1 Storage ....................7-4...
EAU01522 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE Before cleaning Cleaning Care 1. Cover up the muffler outlet with a After normal use exposure technology plastic bag. Remove dirt with warm water, a neu- makes a scooter charming but also 2. Make sure that all caps and cov- tral detergent and a soft clean vulnerable.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 8 8 Improper cleaning can damage 8 8 Do high-pressure After riding in the rain, near the sea windshields, cowlings, panels washers or steam-jet cleaners or on salt-sprayed roads and other plastic parts. Use since they cause water seep- Since sea salt or salt sprayed on the only a soft, clean cloth or age and deterioration in the...
NOTE: soap. Then, carefully test the tection spray (even Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice scooter for its braking perfor- chrome- and nickel-plated) metal on what products to use. mance and cornering behavior. surfaces.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE Long-term a. Remove the spark plug cap Storage Before storing your scooter for sever- and spark plug. Short-term al months: b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine Always store your scooter in a cool, 1. Follow all the instructions in the oil into the spark plug bore.
SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 6. Lubricate all control cables and 9. Remove the battery and fully the pivoting points of all levers charge it. Store it in a cool, dry and pedals as well as of the place and recharge it once a sidestand/centerstand.
EAU01038 SPECIFICATIONS Specifications Engine oil Model YP250 Type –20° –10° 0° 10° 20° 30° 40° 50°C Dimensions Overall length 2,140 mm SAE 10W/30 Overall width 780 mm SAE 10W/40 Overall height 1,350 mm SAE 15W/40 Seat height 730 mm SAE 20W/40 Wheelbase 1,535 mm SAE 20W/50...
SPECIFICATIONS Final gear oil Chassis Type SAE 10W30 type SE motor oil Frame type Steel tube underbone Final gear case capacity 0.25 L Caster angle 28° Air filter Wet element Trail 103 mm Fuel Tire Type Regular unleaded gasoline Front Fuel tank capacity 12 L Type...
SPECIFICATIONS 90 kg load ~ maximum Suspension load* Front Telescopic fork Front 200 kPa (2.00 kg/cm , 2.00 bar) Rear Unit swing Rear 225 kPa (2.25 kg/cm , 2.25 bar) Shock absorbers * Load is total weight of cargo, rider, passenger and accessories. Front Coil spring/oil damper Wheels...
SPECIFICATIONS Front turn signal light 12 V, 21 W Rear turn signal light 12 V, 16 W Auxiliary light 12 V, 5 W License plate light 12 V, 5 W Meter lighting 12 V, 1.7 W High beam indicator light 12 V, 1.7 W Oil change indicator light 12 V, 1.7 W...
SPECIFICATIONS EAU01064 HOW TO USE THE CONVERSION TABLE CONVERSION TABLE All specification data in this manual are listed in SI and METRIC TO IMPERIAL METRIC UNITS. Metric unit Multiplier Imperial unit Use this table to convert METRIC unit data to m •...
Record the key identification number, vehicle identification number and model label information in the spaces provided for assistance when order- ing spare parts from a Yamaha deal- er or for reference in case the vehicle is stolen. 1. Key identification number 1.
(See page 3-12 for rider seat removal and instal- lation procedures.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This informa- tion will be needed to order spare parts from your Yamaha dealer.
INDEX Indicator lights .........3-2 Acceleration..........5-2 Engine break-in ........5-3 Turn indicator lights ......3-2 Air filter and V-belt case filter Engine oil..........6-11 High beam indicator light ......3-2 cleaning ..........6-16 Engine stop switch ........3-9 Oil change indicator light ......3-2 Air flow louver........6-18 Inspecting the brake fluid level ....6-22 Antitheft alarm (optional) ......3-5 Final gear oil replacement .....6-14 Front brake lever ........3-9...