EAU03338 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of a YZF600R, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology regarding the design and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this motorcycle and should remain with it even if the motorcycle is subsequently sold. 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 motorcycle and this manual.
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 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 8 SPECIFICATIONS 9 CONSUMER INFORMATION INDEX...
GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY ..........1-1...
G IVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY EAU00021 Motorcycles 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 motorcycle does not ignore the laws of physics. Regular care and maintenance are essential for preserving value and operating condition of your motorcycle.
I NSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00027 1. Push. 2. Turn. EAU00029 EAU00040 Main switch/steering lock LOCK EW000016 The steering is locked, and all electrical WARNING The main switch/steering lock controls systems are off. The key can be re- the ignition and lighting systems, and is Never turn the key to “OFF”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 3. Push the start switch. If the warn- ing light does not come on, have a Yamaha dealer check the electri- cal circuit. NOTE: This model is equipped with a self-di- agnosis device for the fuel level warn- ing light circuit.
If the tachometer displays such an er- Self-diagnosis device ror code, note the circuit-specific num- This model is equipped with a self-di- ber of r/min, and then have a Yamaha agnosis device for the following electri- dealer check the motorcycle. cal circuits:...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00109 Anti-theft alarm (optional) This motorcycle can be equipped with an optional anti-theft alarm by a Yamaha dealer. Contact a Yamaha dealer for more information. 1. Coolant temperature gauge 1. Pass switch “PASS” 2. Coolant temperature gauge red zone 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU03889 EAU00143 Turn signal switch “ ” Start switch “ ” To signal a right-hand turn, push this Push this switch to crank the engine switch to “ ”. To signal a left-hand with the starter. turn, push this switch to “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 1. Arrow mark 2. Brake lever position adjusting dial EAU00152 EAU00157 3. Brake lever Clutch lever Shift pedal a. Distance between brake lever and handlebar The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left grip handlebar grip.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover. NOTE: The fuel tank cap cannot be closed un- less the key is in the lock. In addition, the key cannot be removed if the cap is not properly closed and locked.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00196 Fuel tank breather hose (for Germany only) Before operating the motorcycle: Check the fuel tank breather hose connection. Check the fuel tank breather hose for cracks or damage, and replace it if damaged. Make sure that the end of the fuel tank breather hose is not blocked and clean it if necessary.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA00038 CAUTION: Do not use the starter (choke) for more than 3 minutes as the exhaust pipe may discolor from excessive heat. In addition, extended use of the starter (choke) will cause after- burning. If this occurs, turn off the starter (choke).
This storage compartment is designed key into the lock, and then turn the key shown. to hold an optional genuine Yamaha U- as shown. 2. Push the rear of the seat down to LOCK. (Other locks may not fit.) When To lock the helmet holder, turn the key lock it in place.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU01862 Adjusting the front fork This front fork is equipped with spring preload adjusting bolts, rebound damp- ing force adjusting screws and com- pression damping force adjusting screws. EW000035 WARNING Always adjust both fork legs equal- 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EC000015 CAUTION: Never attempt to turn an adjusting mechanism beyond the maximum or minimum settings. NOTE: Although the total number of clicks of a damping force adjusting mechanism 1. Rebound damping force adjusting screw 1. Compression damping force adjusting screw may not exactly match the above spec- ifications due to small differences in Rebound damping force...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU03643 Adjusting the shock absorber assembly This shock absorber assembly is equipped with a spring preload adjust- ing ring, a rebound damping force ad- justing knob and a compression damping force adjusting screw. ECA00071 1. Spring preload adjusting ring 1.
Do not deform or damage the CI-10E gas cylinder in any way, as this Setting will result in poor damping per- Minimum (soft) formance. Standard Always have a Yamaha dealer Maximum (hard) service the shock absorber. 3-16...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU01580 Matching the front and rear suspension settings Use this table as a guide to match the suspension and damping adjustments of the front fork and shock absorber assembly according to various load conditions. CI-05E Load condition Front fork adjustment Shock absorber assembly adjustment Compression...
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following procedure. EW000045 WARNING If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha dealer check the system before riding. 3-19...
5. Push the start switch. Does the engine start? The neutral switch may be defective. The motorcycle should not be ridden until checked by a Yamaha dealer. With the engine still running: 6. Move the sidestand up. 7. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
• If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-13–6-14 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. Front brake • Check fluid level in reservoir. 6-27–6-28 • If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level.
PAGE • Make sure that operation is smooth. Throttle grip • Check free play. 6-20 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer make adjustment or lubricate. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-31 • Lubricate if necessary. • Check chain slack.
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS NOTE: Pre-operation checks should be made each time the motorcycle is used. Such an inspection can be accomplished in a very short time; and the added safety it assures is more than worth the time involved. EWA00033 WARNING If any item in the Pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and repaired before operating the motorcycle.
Before starting engine, are poisonous, and inhaling Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- check the function of the igni- them can cause loss of con- cuit. tion circuit cut-off system ac- sciousness and death within a 3.
Yamaha dealer check the off when the start switch is re- electrical circuit. leased.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU01258 EC000048 Starting a warm engine CAUTION: Follow the same procedure as for start- Even with the transmission in ing a cold engine with the exception the neutral position, do not that the starter (choke) is not required coast for long periods of time when the engine is warm.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU02937 EAU00424 Recommended shift points Tips for reducing fuel (for Switzerland only) consumption The recommended shift points during Fuel consumption depends largely on acceleration are shown in the table be- your riding style. Consider the following low.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU00460 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. EW000058 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.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Owner’s tool kit ............6-1 Checking and lubricating the cables ....6-31 Periodic maintenance and lubrication chart ..6-2 Checking and lubricating the throttle grip and cable ............... 6-31 Removing and installing cowlings ......6-5 Checking and lubricating the brake and shift Checking the spark plugs ........6-8 pedals .............
Periodic inspection, adjustment and lu- ence required for a particular job, have brication will keep your vehicle in the a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. safest and most efficient condition pos- EW000063 sible. The most important points of in-...
The annual checks must be performed every year, except if a kilometer-based maintenance is performed instead. From 50,000 km, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10,000 km. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and techni- cal skills.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING (× 1,000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK √ √ √ √ √ • Check for cracks or damage. Brake hoses • Replace. (See NOTE on page 6-4.) Every 4 years √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING (× 1,000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK • Change. √ √ √ √ √ √ Engine oil • Check oil level and vehicle for oil leakage. √ √ √ Engine oil filter cartridge • Replace. √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Cowling A 1. Cowling C 1. Bolt (× 3 on each side) 2. Cowling B 2. Cowling D EAU04277 Cowlings A and C Refer to this section each time a cowl- EAU01065 Removing and installing To remove one of the cowlings ing needs to be removed and installed.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Left side Right side Bolt (× 6) Bolt (× 7) 1. Bolt (× 5 on each side) 1. Auxiliary light coupler 2. Turn signal connector (× 2) 2. Disconnect the turn signal connec- tors (and, for the left-side cowling, also the auxiliary light coupler), and then take the cowling off.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR To install the cowling 1. Place the cowling in the original position, and then install the screw. 2. Install the grab bar by installing the bolts. 3. Install the cowling and the seat. 1. Screw (× 2) 1.
If any spark plug shows a distinctly dif- ferent color, the engine could be defec- To remove a spark plug tive. Do not attempt to diagnose such 1. Remove the spark plug cap. problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. Check each spark plug for elec- Tightening torque: trode erosion and excessive car- Spark plug: bon or other deposits, and replace 12.5 Nm (1.25 m·kgf) it if necessary. NOTE: Specified spark plug: If a torque wrench is not available when CR9E (NGK) or installing a spark plug, a good estimate U27ESR-N (DENSO)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU04279 Engine oil and oil filter cartridge 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.
NOTE: An oil filter wrench is available at a Skip steps 5–7 if the oil filter cartridge is Make sure that the O-ring is properly Yamaha dealer. not being replaced. seated. 7. Install the new oil filter cartridge, and then tighten it to the specified torque with a torque wrench.
If the oil level warning light flickers ECA00105 or remains on, immediately turn the CAUTION: engine off and have a Yamaha deal- In order to prevent clutch slip- er check the vehicle. page (since the engine oil also lubricates the clutch), do not 11.
If water has been added to the minimum level mark, remove the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer checking the coolant level. A slight seat (See page 3-11 for seat re- check the antifreeze content of tilt to the side can result in a false...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EW000067 WARNING Never attempt to remove the radia- tor cap when the engine is hot. NOTE: The radiator fan is automatically switched on or off according to the coolant temperature in the radia- 1. Bolt (× 2) 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Clamp screw (× 2) 1. Radiator cap 1. Water pump drain bolt 2. Right air intake duct 2. Cylinder drain bolt (× 2) 9. Remove the radiator cap. 8. Remove the right air intake duct by 11.
20. Start the engine, and then check Coolant reservoir capacity: the vehicle for coolant leakage. If 0.55 L coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha dealer check the cooling system. 21. Install the right air intake duct, and then tighten the clamp screws.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Fuel tank bolt (× 2) 1. Air filter case cover 1. Air filter element 2. Screw (× 8) 5. Pull the air filter element out. EAU04281* Cleaning the air filter element EW000071 6. Clean the air filter element with WARNING The air filter element should be cleaned solvent, and then squeeze the re-...
If any fuel CAUTION: hose is damaged, do not start Do not operate the motorcycle with Recommended oil: the engine but have a Yamaha the air vent hose removed. Engine oil dealer replace the hose, other- wise fuel may leak.
Therefore, most car- checked and, if necessary, adjusted as buretor adjustments should be left to a follows at the intervals specified in the Yamaha dealer, who has the neces- periodic maintenance and lubrication sary professional knowledge and expe- chart.
The valve clearance changes with use, resulting in improper air-fuel mixture and/or engine noise. To prevent this from occurring, the valve clearance must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. 1. Throttle stop screw a.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU00658 CE-01E EWA00012 Tires Tire air pressure WARNING (measured on cold tires) To maximize the performance, durabil- Because loading has an enormous Load* Front Rear ity, and safe operation of your motor- impact on the handling, braking, 225 kPa 250 kPa cycle,...
120/60 ZR17 M/C (55W) 1. Tire air valve proved this model REAR 2. Tire valve core Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 3. Tire valve cap with seal Manufacturer Size Model Always make sure that the valve 160/60 ZR17 (69W) Tire information...
NOTE: If the specified free play cannot be ob- tained as described above or if the clutch does not operate correctly, have a Yamaha dealer check the internal clutch mechanism. 1. Locknut a. Distance between brake pedal and footrest 2. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt EAU00712 c.
If there is air in the hydraulic system, have a Yamaha dealer bleed the system be- fore operating the motorcycle. Air in the hydraulic system will diminish 1. Rear brake light switch the braking performance, which 2.
EAU03976 Rear Changing the brake fluid ter the brake fluid reservoir when Have a Yamaha dealer change the refilling. Water will significantly brake fluid at the intervals specified in lower the boiling point of the fluid the NOTE after the periodic mainte- and may result in vapor lock.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU00744 Drive chain slack The drive chain slack should be checked before each ride and adjusted if necessary. To check the drive chain slack 1. Place the motorcycle on a level surface and hold it in an upright a.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03006 ECA00052 NOTE: Lubricating the drive chain CAUTION: Using the alignment marks on each The drive chain must be cleaned and side of the swingarm, make sure that Do not use engine oil or any other lubricated at the intervals specified in both adjusting nuts are in the same po- lubricants for the drive chain, as...
If a cable is damaged the periodic maintenance chart. or does not move smoothly, have a Recommended lubricant: Yamaha dealer check or replace it. Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) Recommended lubricant: Engine oil EW000112...
Recommended lubricant: EW000113 Recommended lubricant: WARNING Lithium-soap-based grease Lithium-soap-based grease If the sidestand does not move up (all-purpose grease) and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) 6-32...
Avoid any contact with To charge the battery skin, eyes or clothing and al- Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- ways shield your eyes when tery as soon as possible if it seems to working near batteries. In case have discharged.
Main fuse: 30 A 5. Spare fuse (× 2) sealed-type (MF) battery charg- Headlight fuse: 20 A EAU04246* er, have a Yamaha dealer charge Replacing the fuses Signaling system fuse: 15 A your battery. Radiator fan fuse: 7.5 A The main fuse and the fuse box, which Ignition fuse: 7.5 A...
3. Turn the key to “ON” and turn on the electrical circuit in question to check if the device operates. 4. If the fuse immediately blows again, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical system. 1. Headlight coupler 1. Headlight bulb holder 2.
4. Install the lens by installing the fied. screws. 4. Install the headlight bulb cover, EC000108 and then connect the coupler. CAUTION: 5. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the Do not overtighten the screws, oth- headlight beam if necessary. erwise the lens may break. 6-38...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU01579 To service the rear wheel Supporting the motorcycle Raise the rear wheel off the ground by Since this model is not equipped with a using a motorcycle stand or, if a motor- centerstand, follow these precautions cycle stand is not available, by placing when removing the front and rear a jack either under each side of the...
EW000122 bolt, then the wheel axle and the WARNING brake caliper bolts. It is advisable to have a Yamaha 4. Lift the front wheel off the ground dealer service the wheel. according to the procedure on Securely support the motor- page 6-39.
EW000122 Brake caliper bolt: legs. WARNING 40 Nm (4.0 m·kgf) It is advisable to have a Yamaha NOTE: 7. Install the brake hose holders by Make sure that the slot in the speedom- dealer service the wheel. installing the bolts.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Cotter pin 1. Bolt (× 2) 1. Brake caliper bracket 2. Nut 2. Right wheel axle guide 7. Pull the wheel axle out along with 3. Bolt 3. Remove the axle nut and the left the right wheel axle guide, remove 4.
1. Install the wheel, right wheel axle self. However, should your motorcycle Brake caliper bolt: guide, and caliper bracket by in- require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 40 Nm (4.0 m·kgf) serting the wheel axle from the dealer, whose skilled technicians have Brake torque rod nut: right-hand side.
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. NOTE: 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.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Care ....................7-1 Storage ....................7-4...
M OTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU03426 Care Before cleaning Cleaning 1. Cover the muffler outlet with a ECA00010 While the open design of a motorcycle CAUTION: plastic bag after the engine has reveals the attractiveness of the tech- Avoid using strong acidic wheel cooled down.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Do not use any harsh chemical For motorcycles equipped with After riding in the rain, near the sea or products on plastic parts. Be a windshield: Do not use strong on salt-sprayed roads sure to avoid using cloths or cleaners or hard sponges as Since sea salt or salt sprayed on roads sponges which have been in...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE After cleaning EWA00001 NOTE: WARNING Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on 1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois Make sure that there is no oil or what products to use. or an absorbing cloth. wax on the brakes or tires. If 2.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Storage Long-term a. Remove the spark plug caps and Before storing your motorcycle for sev- spark plugs. eral months: b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil Short-term 1. Follow all the instructions in the into each spark plug bore. Always store your motorcycle in a cool, “Care”...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 6. Lubricate all control cables and NOTE: Make any necessary repairs before the pivoting points of all levers and storing the motorcycle. pedals as well as of the sidestand/ centerstand. 7. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, and then lift the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground.
S PECIFICATIONS EAU01038 Specifications CS-01E Model YZF600R Engine oil Dimensions Type -20 -10 10 20 30 40 50 ˚C Overall length 2,145 mm (except for F, E, I, GR) SAE 10W-30 2,060 mm (for F, E, I, GR) SAE 10W-40...
SPECIFICATIONS Cooling system capacity Gear ratio (total amount) 1.95 L 2.846 Air filter Wet element 1.947 Fuel 1.545 Type REGULAR UNLEADED 1.333 GASOLINE ONLY 1.190 Fuel tank capacity 19 L 1.074 Reserve amount 3.1 L Chassis Carburetor Frame type Diamond Manufacturer KEIHIN Caster angle...
SPECIFICATIONS Wheel travel Fuses Front 130 mm Main fuse 30 A Rear 120 mm Headlight fuse 20 A Electrical system Signaling system fuse 15 A Ignition system T.C.I. (digital) Radiator fan fuse 7.5 A Charging system Ignition fuse 7.5 A Type A.C.
SPECIFICATIONS EAU03941 Conversion table CS-03E Conversion table All specification data in this manual are listed in SI and METRIC SYSTEM TO IMPERIAL SYSTEM METRIC UNITS. Metric unit Conversion factor Imperial unit × m·kgf 7.233 ft·lb × m·kgf 86.794 in·lb Use this table to convert METRIC unit values to IMPERIAL Torque ×...
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. 1. Key identification number 1.
The model label is affixed to the frame under the seat. (See page 3-11 for seat removal and installation procedures.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
INDEX Air filter element, cleaning ......6-17 Dimmer switch......... 3-5 Identification numbers ......9-1 Air intake duct ........6-19 Drive chain, lubricating ......6-30 Idling speed, adjusting ......6-19 Air vent hose, checking ......6-18 Drive chain slack ........6-29 Ignition circuit cut-off system ....3-19 Anti-theft alarm ........3-5 Adjusting ..........