PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR
2. Hold the lower ends of the front
fork legs and try to move them
forward and backward. If any free
play can be felt, have a Yamaha
dealer check or repair the stee-
Checking the wheel bearings
The front and rear wheel bearings
must be checked at the intervals spe-
cified in the periodic maintenance and
lubrication chart. If there is play in the
wheel hub or if the wheel does not
turn smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer
check the wheel bearings.
2. Battery ventilation pipe
The battery is located behind panel D.
(See page 6-6.)
This model is equipped with a sealed-
type (MF) battery, which does not
require any maintenance. There is no
need to check the electrolyte or to
add distilled water.
Never attempt to remove the bat-
tery cell seals, as this would per-
manently damage the battery.
Electrolyte is poisonous and
dangerous since it contains
sulfuric acid, which causes
severe burns. Avoid any con-
tact with skin, eyes or clothing
and always shield your eyes
when working near batteries.
In case of contact, administer
the following FIRST AID.
• EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty
• INTERNAL: Drink large quan-
tities of water or milk and
immediately call a physician.
To charge the battery
Have a Yamaha dealer charge the
battery as soon as possible if it seems
to have discharged. Keep in mind that
the battery tends to discharge more
quickly if the vehicle is equipped with
optional electrical accessories.
To store the battery
1. If the vehicle will not be used for
• EYES: Flush with water for 15
minutes and seek prompt
• Batteries produce explosive
hydrogen gas. Therefore,
keep sparks, flames, cigaret-
tes, etc., away from the bat-
tery and provide sufficient
ventilation when charging it
in an enclosed space.
KEEP THIS AND ALL BATTE-
RIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
more than one month, remove
the battery, fully charge it, and
then place it in a cool, dry place.