Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL FZ8-S FZ8-SA 42P-28199-E0...
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 FZ8-S/FZ8-SA. The Owner’s Man- ual 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.
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10286 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.
SAFETY INFORMATION Check that the fuel cock (if equipped) is in the “OFF” position and that there are no fuel leaks. Point the front wheel straight ahead on the trailer or in the truck bed, and choke it in a rail to pre- vent movement.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Keep other immobilizer system EAU10472 EAU36870 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 EAU10683 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. EAU11254 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 6-43 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 117–134 °C Temperature display flashes.
If this oc- circuit. tem reverts to conventional braking. curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the Therefore, be careful not to cause When the key is turned to “OFF” and 30 self-diagnosis system. (See page 3-10...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU46764 multi-function meter unit Tachometer Multi-function meter unit equipped with the following: a speedometer a tachometer an odometer two tripmeters (which show the distance traveled since they were last set to zero) a fuel reserve tripmeter (which shows the distance traveled since 8 7 6 the left segment of the fuel meter...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Clock 5. Push the “RESET” button to set mode “F-TRIP” and start counting the the minutes. distance traveled from that point. In that 6. Push the “SELECT” button and case, push the “SELECT” button to then release it to start the clock. switch the display between the various tripmeter and odometer modes in the Odometer and tripmeter modes...
3 NOTICE If a problem is detected in any of those seconds. If this occurs, have a Yamaha circuits, the engine trouble warning light Do not continue to operate the en- dealer check the electrical circuit.
This model can be equipped with an If the display indicates an error this could be caused by transponder in- optional anti-theft alarm by a Yamaha code, the vehicle should be checked terference. If this error code appears, dealer. Contact a Yamaha dealer for as soon as possible in order to avoid try the following.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12348 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.
Open the fuel tank cap lock cover, in- required, so please consult your sert the key into the lock, and then turn Yamaha dealer when performing it 1/4 turn clockwise. The lock will be re- this test. leased and the fuel tank cap can be ECA16120 opened.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13221 Fuel The fuel tank cap cannot be closed un- Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in less the key is in the lock. In addition, the tank. the key cannot be removed if the cap is EWA10881 WARNING not properly closed and locked.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13433 ECA10701 EAU49641 Catalytic converter Seats NOTICE This model is equipped with a catalytic Use only unleaded gasoline. The use converter in the exhaust system. Passenger seat of leaded gasoline will cause unre- EWA10862 pairable damage to the catalytic WARNING To remove the passenger seat converter.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To install the passenger seat 1. Insert the projections on the front Make sure that the seats are properly of the passenger seat into the seat secured before riding. holders as shown, and then push the rear of the seat down to lock it in place.
This storage compartment is designed with the straps. When the CYCLELOK to hold an optional genuine Yamaha is not in the storage compartment, be CYCLELOK. (Other locks may not fit.) sure to secure the straps to prevent los- To store a CYCLELOK, move the own- ing them.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU39671 EAU47000 Rear view mirrors Adjusting the shock absorber The rear view mirrors of this vehicle can assembly be folded forward or backward for park- This shock absorber assembly is ing in narrow spaces. Fold the mirrors equipped with a spring preload adjust- back to their original position before ing ring.
WARNING passenger footrest. sembly yourself. Take the shock The vehicle must not be ridden with absorber assembly to a Yamaha the sidestand down, or if the side- dealer for any service. stand cannot be properly moved up (or does not stay up), otherwise the...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS below and have a Yamaha dealer re- EAU44892 Ignition circuit cut-off system pair it if it does not function proper- The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- prising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the fol- lowing functions.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS WARNING With the engine turned off: 1. Move the sidestand down. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to “ ”. dealer check the system before riding.
• 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, 6-28 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-27 •...
• 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.
(See page 5-2.) The quate lubrication may damage neutral indicator light should come the transmission. 1. Shift pedal on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to 2. Neutral position Always use the clutch while check the electrical circuit. changing gears to avoid damag- Shifting gears lets you control the 3.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17213 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. EWA10311 WARNING Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot, park in a place where pedestri- ans or children are not likely to touch them and be burned.
If If you do not have the tools or experi- you are not familiar with vehicle ser- ence required for a particular job, have vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. service.
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 EAU1770C General maintenance and lubrication chart 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) √ Air filter element •...
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 chain slack, alignment and condition. Every 1000 km (600 mi) and after washing the motorcycle, riding in the rain or Drive chain •...
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) Rear suspension re- lay arm and con- √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18680 Air filter • This model’s air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, which must not be cleaned with com- pressed air to avoid damaging it. • The air filter element needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. Hydraulic brake service •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18722 Removing and installing the cowling and panels The cowling and panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time the cowling or a panel needs to be re- moved and installed.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU49810 To install the panel Panels A and B Place the panel in the original position, and then install the bolts and the quick To remove one of the panels fastener. Remove the quick fastener and the bolts, and then pull the panel off as shown.
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 13 Nm (1.3 m·kgf, 9.4 ft·lbf)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU49791 FZ8-S 4. If the engine oil is below the mini- Engine oil and oil filter car- mum level mark, add sufficient oil tridge of the recommended type to raise The engine oil level should be checked it to the correct level.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT FZ8-S 7. Apply a thin coat of clean engine oil to the O-ring of the new oil filter cartridge. 1. Engine oil drain bolt 1. Oil filter wrench 2. Gasket 2. Oil filter cartridge FZ8-SA 1. O-ring Skip steps 6–8 if the oil filter cartridge is...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT FZ8-S 9. Install the engine oil drain bolt and ECA11620 NOTICE its new gasket, and then tighten the bolt to the specified torque. In order to prevent clutch slip- page (since the engine oil also Tightening torque:...
Have a periodic maintenance and lubrication be protected against frost and Yamaha dealer change the coolant. chart. Replace the air filter element corrosion. If water has been WARNING! Never attempt to remove...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 6. Remove the fuel tank bolt on both sides. 1. Side cowling 1. Air filter case 2. Fuel tank cowling 2. Fuel tank 3. Bolt 1. Fuel tank bolt 5. Pull the bottom of the fuel tank 7.
If any fuel hose is damaged, do not start the engine but have a Yamaha dealer replace the hose, other- wise fuel may leak, creating a 1. Air filter element fire hazard.
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.
To prevent this cle, note the following points regarding from occurring, the valve clearance the specified tires. must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure maintenance and lubrication chart.
Rear: cle with excessively worn tires 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) decreases riding stability and FZ8-S 90–195 kg (198–430 lb) can lead to loss of control. FZ8-SA 90–190 kg (198–419 lb): Front: The replacement of all wheel 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
After extensive tests, only the tires list- tively poor grip on certain road ed below have been approved for this surfaces until they have been model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. “broken in”. Therefore, it is ad- visable before doing any high- Front tire:...
Water will significantly UPPER lower the boiling point of the fluid For FZ8-S LOWER and may result in vapor lock, and The rear brake fluid reservoir is lo- dirt may clog the ABS hydraulic cated behind panel C.
Brake fluid may deteriorate paint- EAU22731 EAU22760 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack ed surfaces or plastic parts. Al- Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be ways clean spilled fluid brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted immediately.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. To tighten the drive chain, turn the drive chain slack adjusting bolt on Using the alignment marks on each each side of the swingarm in direc- side of the swingarm, make sure that tion (a). To loosen the drive chain, both drive chain pullers are in the same turn the adjusting bolt on each side position for proper wheel alignment.
If a cable is damaged wet areas. Service the drive chain as or does not move smoothly, have a follows. Yamaha dealer check or replace it. WARNING! Damage to the outer ECA10583 NOTICE sheath may interfere with proper ca-...
Brake pedal be checked before each ride. In addi- tion, the cable should be lubricated by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals speci- fied in the periodic maintenance chart. The throttle cable is equipped with a rubber boot. Make sure that the boot is securely installed.
EWA10731 WARNING If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Otherwise, the sidestand could contact the ground and distract the operator, re- The operation of the brake and clutch sulting in a possible loss of control.
EWA10760 WARNING To charge the battery Electrolyte is poisonous and Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- dangerous since it contains sul- tery as soon as possible if it seems to furic acid, which causes severe have discharged. Keep in mind that the burns.
4. If the fuse immediately blows rating than recommended to again, have a Yamaha dealer avoid causing extensive dam- check the electrical system. age to the electrical system and possibly a fire.
4. Install the headlight bulb cover, oughly clean off any dirt and fin- and then connect the coupler. gerprints on the headlight bulb 5. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the using a cloth moistened with al- headlight beam if necessary. cohol or thinner.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24114 EAU24204 Replacing the tail/brake light Replacing a turn signal light bulb bulb 1. Remove the passenger seat. (See 1. Remove the turn signal light lens page 3-18.) by removing the screw. 2. Remove the socket (together with the bulb) by turning it counter- clockwise.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24313 EAU32833 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 EAU24350 a jack either under each side of the Supporting the motorcycle frame in front of the rear wheel or under Since this model is not equipped with a each side of the swingarm. centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other maintenance requiring the motorcycle to stand up-...
EWA14840 page 6-38. WARNING 3. Remove the brake hose holder on For the ABS model, have a Yamaha each side by removing the bolt and dealer remove and install the wheel. nut. EAU39393 To remove the front wheel...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU39413 4. Lower the rear wheel so that it is To install the rear wheel on the ground, and then put the If the drive chain is difficult to re- 1. Install the wheel and the brake cal- sidestand down.
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.
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 ing it with a tarp, while it is still Contaminants on the brakes or tires Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- wet, will allow water and humid- can cause loss of control. vice on what products to use.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel e. Remove the spark plug caps stabilizer (if available) to prevent from the spark plugs, and then Make any necessary repairs before the fuel tank from rusting and the install the spark plugs and the storing the motorcycle.
Spark plug gap: –20 –10 0 10 20 30 40 50 ˚C With oil and fuel: 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) FZ8-S 215 kg (474 lb) Clutch: Recommended engine oil grade: FZ8-SA 220 kg (485 lb) Clutch type: API service SG type or higher, JASO...
Gear ratio: Loading: Rim size: 1st: 17M/C x MT5.50 Maximum load: 35/13 (2.692) Front brake: FZ8-S 195 kg (430 lb) 2nd: FZ8-SA 190 kg (419 lb) Type: 33/16 (2.063) (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and Dual disc brake 3rd:...
SPECIFICATIONS Charging system: Turn signal indicator light: AC magneto Battery: Coolant temperature warning light: Model: Engine trouble warning light: YTZ10S Voltage, capacity: ABS warning light: 12 V, 8.6 Ah FZ8-SA LED Headlight: Immobilizer system indicator light: Bulb type: Halogen bulb Bulb voltage, wattage ×...
Record the vehicle identification num- ber 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. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number 1.