Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL FZ6-SHG FZ6-SAHG 4S8-28199-E2...
Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold. 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:...
Yamaha a reputation for dependability. Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly, so as to enjoy all advantages of your FZ6-SHG/FZ6-SAHG. The Own- er’s Manual does not only instruct you in how to operate, inspect and maintain your motorcycle, but also in how to safeguard yourself and others from trouble and injury.
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 Ignition circuit cut-off system ..3-22 Adjusting the clutch lever free play ........... 6-21 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 FOR YOUR SAFETY – Rear brake light switch ....6-22 Left view ..........2-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 Checking the front and rear Right view ........2-2 brake pads ........
TABLE OF CONTENTS Replacing a turn signal light bulb ...........6-34 Replacing the license plate light bulb ...........6-35 Replacing an auxiliary light bulb ...6-35 Front wheel (FZ6-SHG) ....6-36 Rear wheel (FZ6-SHG)....6-37 Troubleshooting ......6-39 Troubleshooting charts ....6-41 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE ..........7-1 Matte color caution ......7-1...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10283 Safe Riding • Ride where other motorists can Perform the pre-operation checks each see you. Avoid riding in another time you use the vehicle to make sure it motorist’s blind spot. Be a Responsible Owner is in safe operating condition. Failure to Many accidents involve inexperi- As the vehicle’s owner, you are respon- inspect or maintain the vehicle properly...
SAFETY INFORMATION due to excessive speed or under- This motorcycle is designed for on- A passenger should also observe cornering (insufficient lean angle road use only. It is not suitable for the above precautions. for the speed). off-road use. • Always obey the speed limit and Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning never travel faster than warrant- Protective apparel...
Yamaha accessories, which are avail- Shifting weights can create a sud- accessories to your motorcycle. Use able only from a Yamaha dealer, have den imbalance. Make sure that ac- extra care when riding a motorcycle been designed, tested, and approved cessories and cargo are securely that has added cargo or accessories.
SAFETY INFORMATION modifications not specifically recom- clearance or cornering clearance, tor and may limit control ability, mended by Yamaha, even if sold and limit suspension travel, steering therefore, such accessories are installed by a Yamaha dealer. travel or control operation, or ob- not recommended.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Keep other immobilizer system EAU10471 EAU10550 Main switch/steering lock keys away from the main switch All electrical circuits are supplied with as they may cause signal inter- power, the meter lighting, taillight, li- ference. cense plate light and auxiliary lights come on, and the engine can be start- ed.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10681 To unlock the steering ECA11020 LOCK NOTICE The steering is locked, and all electrical Do not use the parking position for systems are off. The key can be re- an extended length of time, other- moved.
The oil level warning high beam of the headlight is switched light will flash ten times, then go off for 2.5 seconds. If this occurs, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. EAU11252 Oil level warning light “ ”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA10021 NOTICE Do not continue to operate the en- gine if it is overheating. For radiator-fan-equipped vehi- cles, the radiator fan(s) automati- cally switch on or off according to the coolant temperature in the ra- diator. If the engine overheats, see page 6-41 for further instructions.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Coolant Display Conditions What to do temperature Under 39 °C Message “Lo” is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (Under 103 °F) 40–116 °C Temperature is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (104–242 °F) Stop the vehicle and allow it to idle until 117–139 °C Temperature display flashes.
If this occurs, brake system as soon as possible. have a Yamaha dealer check the self- The electrical circuit of the warning light diagnosis system. (See page 3-11 for can be checked by turning the key to an explanation of the self-diagnosis de- “ON”.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU3942B multi-function meter unit For the U.K. only: To switch the Multi-function meter unit equipped with the following: speedometer and odometer/trip- a speedometer (which shows the meter displays between kilometers riding speed) and miles, press the “SELECT” a tachometer (which shows engine button for at least one second.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA10031 2. Push the “SELECT” button and Push the “SELECT” button to switch NOTICE “RESET” button together for at the display between the odometer least two seconds. mode “ODO” and the tripmeter modes Do not operate the engine in the ta- 3.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Fuel meter mately 3 seconds. If this occurs, have a Air intake temperature mode Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- cuit. Coolant temperature mode 1. Fuel meter 1. Air intake temperature display The fuel meter indicates the amount of The air intake temperature display indi- fuel in the fuel tank.
If a problem is detected in the immobi- Yamaha dealer and have the stan- take temperature is displayed. lizer system circuits, the immobilizer dard keys re-registered.
This model can be equipped with an 5. Push the “SELECT” button to con- optional anti-theft alarm by a Yamaha firm the selected brightness level. dealer. Contact a Yamaha dealer for The display will return to the odom- more information.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12347 Right position. To cancel the turn signal Handlebar switches lights, push the switch in after it has re- turned to the center position. Left EAU12500 Horn switch “ ” Press this switch to sound the horn. EAU12660 Engine stop switch “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12733 EAU12820 EAU12870 Hazard switch “ ” Clutch lever Shift pedal With the key in the “ON” or “ ” posi- tion, use this switch to turn on the haz- ard lights (simultaneous flashing of all turn signal lights).
Brake lever Brake pedal ABS (for ABS models) The brake lever is located at the right The Yamaha ABS (Anti-lock Brake handlebar grip. To apply the front System) features a dual electronic con- brake, pull the lever toward the handle- trol system, which acts on the front and bar grip.
However, special tools are not properly closed and locked. required, so please consult your Yamaha dealer when performing EWA11091 WARNING this test. Make sure that the fuel tank cap is properly closed after filling fuel.
Gasoline is poisonous and can Your Yamaha engine has been de- hole. Stop filling when the fuel cause injury or death. Handle gaso- signed to use regular unleaded gaso- reaches the bottom of the filler line with care.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS or premium unleaded fuel. Use of un- EAU39451 EAU13445 Fuel tank breather/overflow Catalytic converters leaded fuel will extend spark plug life hose This vehicle is equipped with catalytic and reduce maintenance costs. converters in the exhaust system. EWA10862 WARNING The exhaust system is hot after op-...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA10701 EAU32980 Seat NOTICE Use only unleaded gasoline. The use To remove the seat of leaded gasoline will cause unre- 1. Insert the key into the seat lock, pairable damage to the catalytic and then turn it counterclockwise. converter.
EAU14282 EAU42910 Do not exceed the maximum Helmet holder Storage compartment load of FZ6-SAHG 185 kg (408 FZ6-SHG 190 kg (419 lb) for the vehicle. 1. Helmet holder 1. CYCLELOK bar (optional) 2. Unlock. 2. Yamaha CYCLELOK (optional) 3. Strap...
Spring preload setting: 3-19.) Minimum (soft): sembly yourself. Take the shock 2. To increase the spring preload and absorber assembly to a Yamaha thereby harden the suspension, Standard: dealer for any service. turn the adjusting ring in direction Maximum (hard): (a).
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU15301 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- EAU44902 Sidestand Ignition circuit cut-off system pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- of the frame.
”. stand during this inspection. • 3. Turn the key on. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 4. Shift the transmission into the neutral position. dealer check the system before riding. 5. Push the start switch. Does the engine start? With the engine still running: The neutral switch may not be working correctly.
• If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-13 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check brake pads for wear. Front brake • Replace if necessary.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-18, 6-26 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-26 •...
• Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-22 • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16671 ECA10260 EAU16810 Shifting Tips for reducing fuel con- NOTICE sumption Even with the transmission in Fuel consumption depends largely on the neutral position, do not your riding style. Consider the following coast for long periods of time tips to reduce fuel consumption: with the engine off, and do not Shift up swiftly, and avoid high en-...
If you are not familiar with vehicle ser- If you do not have the tools or experi- vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform ence required for a particular job, have service. 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.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) √ √ √ √ √ • Check for cracks or damage. 8 * Brake hoses •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) Brake pedal pivot • Lubricate with lithium-soap-based √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) Moving parts and √ √ √ √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT • Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18771 2. Pull the front cowling away from Removing and installing pan- the vehicle as shown, and then re- move the panel. The panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a panel needs to be removed and installed.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Projection 1. Panel C 1. Panel D 2. Slot 2. Bolt 2. Bolt To install the panel To install the panel EAU42690 Panel C 1. Place the panel in the original posi- 1. Place the panel in the original posi- tion, and then install the bolts.
Do not attempt to diagnose wipe off any grime from the spark plug such problems yourself. Instead, have threads. a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. If a spark plug shows signs of electrode Tightening torque: Spark plug: erosion and excessive carbon or other 17.5 Nm (1.75 m·kgf, 12.7 ft·lbf)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU42626 Engine oil and oil filter car- tridge The engine oil level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the oil must be changed and the oil filter car- tridge replaced at the intervals speci- fied in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT An oil filter wrench is available at a Yamaha dealer. 6. Apply a thin coat of clean engine oil to the O-ring of the new oil filter cartridge. 1. Engine oil drain bolt 1. Torque wrench...
Make sure that no foreign mate- or remains on, immediately turn the rial enters the crankcase. engine off and have a Yamaha dealer Recommended engine oil: check the vehicle. See page 8-1. 11. Turn the engine off, and then...
A slight tilt to the added to the coolant, have a side can result in a false reading. Yamaha dealer check the anti- freeze content of the coolant as 2. Check the coolant level in the cool- soon as possible, otherwise the ant reservoir.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU42681 7. Install the coolant reservoir and its To change the coolant reservoir cover by placing them in 1. Place the vehicle on the center- the original position, and then in- stand and let the engine cool if stalling the bolts.
17. Start the engine, and then check Tightening torque: the vehicle for coolant leakage. If Coolant drain bolt: coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha 10 Nm (1.0 m·kgf, 7.2 ft·lbf) dealer check the cooling system. 11. Pour the specified amount of the recommended coolant into the ra- diator and reservoir.
1. Bolt are not pinched. If any hose is 1. Air filter element 4. Remove the air filter case cover by damaged, have a Yamaha dealer 2. Air intake manifold removing the screws. NOTICE: replace the hose before starting When removing the air filter...
If the specified idling speed cannot be follows at the intervals specified in the obtained as described above, have a periodic maintenance and lubrication Yamaha dealer make the adjustment. chart. The engine should be warm before making this adjustment. Check the engine idling speed and, if necessary, adjust it to specification by turning the idle adjusting screw.
Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure maintenance and lubrication chart. The tire air pressure should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted before each ride.
250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) decreases riding stability and FZ6-SAHG 90–185 kg (198–408 lb) can lead to loss of control. FZ6-SHG 90–190 kg (198–419 lb): Front: The replacement of all wheel 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) and brake related parts, includ-...
This motorcycle is fitted with super- ed below have been approved for this high-speed tires. Note the following model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. points in order to make the most ef- ficient use of these tires. Use only the specified replace- ment tires.
However, if the make sure that the top of the brake brake fluid level goes down sud- fluid reservoir is level. denly, have a Yamaha dealer Use only the recommended quality check the cause. 1. Minimum level mark...
Drive chain slack: Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack 45.0–55.0 mm (1.77–2.17 in) Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted 5. If the drive chain slack is incorrect, the TIP after the periodic maintenance if necessary.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU23023 may contain substances that Cleaning and lubricating the could damage O-rings. Using the alignment marks on each drive chain [ECA11111] side of the swingarm, make sure that The drive chain must be cleaned and both chain pullers are in the same posi- lubricated at the intervals specified in tion for proper wheel alignment.
If a cable is damaged maintenance chart. or does not move smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or replace it. WARNING! Damage to the outer sheath may interfere with proper ca- ble operation and will cause the in- cable rust.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU23142 Recommended lubricant: Recommended lubricants: Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease Brake lever: brake and clutch levers Silicone grease Clutch lever: Brake lever Lithium-soap-based grease Clutch lever The operation of the brake and clutch levers should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.
EWA10741 WARNING If the centerstand or sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. Otherwise, the centerstand or sidestand could contact the ground and distract the operator, resulting in a possible loss of control.
2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork does not operate smoothly, tion. WARNING! To avoid injury, fork legs and try to move them for- have a Yamaha dealer check or re- securely support the vehicle so ward and backward. If any free pair it.
If there is play in the wheel lyte or to add distilled water. However, hub or if the wheel does not turn the battery lead connections need to be smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check checked and, if necessary, tightened. the wheel bearings. EWA10760...
2. If the battery will be stored for more To charge the battery than two months, check it at least Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- once a month and fully charge it if tery as soon as possible if it seems to necessary.
2. Remove the blown fuse, and then 4. If the fuse immediately blows install a new fuse of the specified again, have a Yamaha dealer amperage. WARNING! Do not check the electrical system. use a fuse of a higher amperage...
4. Install the headlight bulb cover, be adversely affected. Thor- and then connect the coupler. oughly clean off any dirt and fin- 5. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the gerprints on the headlight bulb headlight beam if necessary. using a cloth moistened with al- cohol or thinner.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU32824 4. Insert a new bulb into the socket, EAU24204 Replacing the tail/brake light Replacing a turn signal light push it in, and then turn it clock- bulb bulb wise until it stops. 1. Remove the seat. (See page 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24312 EAU42652 Replacing the license plate Replacing an auxiliary light light bulb bulb 1. Remove the license plate light unit This model is equipped with two auxil- by removing the screws. iary lights. If an auxiliary light bulb burns out, replace it as follows.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU44790 Front wheel (FZ6-SHG) EWA14840 WARNING For the ABS model, have a Yamaha dealer remove and install the wheel. EAU42641 To remove the front wheel EWA10821 WARNING 1. Auxiliary light bulb 1. Wheel axle 2. Front wheel axle pinch bolt To avoid injury, securely support the 4.
EWA14840 the ground, and then put the side- WARNING stand down. For the ABS model, have a Yamaha 5. Tighten the wheel axle, the front dealer remove and install the wheel. wheel axle pinch bolt and the brake caliper bolts to the specified torques.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Locknut 1. Locknut 2. Drive chain slack adjusting bolt 2. Drive chain slack adjusting bolt 3. Axle nut 3. Wheel axle The drive chain does not need to be 4. Brake caliper bracket disassembled in order to remove and 5.
The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vital systems your- self. However, should your motorcycle require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the motorcycle properly.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or gasoline vapors can ignite or ex- plode, causing severe injury or property damage. 6-40...
Remove the spark plugs 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.
Rust and corrosion can develop matte colored finished parts. Be Cleaning even if high-quality components are sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for ECA10772 advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- NOTICE fore cleaning the vehicle.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using Test the product on a small hid- plenty of water, as it is harmful den part of the windshield to Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may to plastic parts. make sure that it does not leave remain well into spring.
WARNING To prevent corrosion, avoid Contaminants on the brakes or tires Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- damp cellars, stables (because vice on what products to use. can cause loss of control. of the presence of ammonia)
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 3. Perform the following steps to pro- 4. Lubricate all control cables and the tect the cylinders, piston rings, etc. pivoting points of all levers and from corrosion. pedals as well as of the side- a. Remove the spark plug caps stand/centerstand.
With oil and fuel: Spark plug gap: API service SG type or higher, JASO FZ6-SAHG 212.0 kg (467 lb) 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in) standard MA FZ6-SHG 207.0 kg (456 lb) Clutch: Engine oil quantity: Engine: Clutch type: Without oil filter cartridge replacement:...
Cast wheel 3rd: Maximum load: Rim size: 28/18 (1.556) FZ6-SAHG 185 kg (408 lb) 17M/C x MT5.50 4th: FZ6-SHG 190 kg (419 lb) Front brake: 32/24 (1.333) (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and Type: 5th: accessories) Dual disc brake 25/21 (1.190)
SPECIFICATIONS Wheel travel: High beam indicator light: Backup fuse: 130.0 mm (5.12 in) 10.0 A Electrical system: Oil level warning light: Ignition system: Turn signal indicator light: TCI (digital) Charging system: Coolant temperature warning light: AC magneto Battery: Engine trouble warning light: Model: GT12B-4 ABS warning light:...
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: 1.
1. Model label The model label is affixed to the frame under the seat. (See page 3-19.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
INDEX Engine stop switch........ 3-13 Engine trouble warning light ....3-7 ABS (for ABS models) ......3-15 Oil level warning light ......3-4 ABS warning light (for ABS models) ..3-7 Air filter element, replacing ....6-16 Front and rear brake pads, checking..6-22 Panels, removing and installing ....6-7 Anti-theft alarm (optional)......