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OWNER'S MANUAL
MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
PW50(X)
5PG-28199-87

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG PW50(X) 5PG-28199-87...
  • Page 2 PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER RECYCLÉ IMPRIMÉ SUR PAPIER RECYCLÉ YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. AUF RECYCLINGPAPIER GEDRUCKT AUF RECYCLINGPAPIER GEDRUCKT PRINTED IN JAPAN PRINTED IN JAPAN 2007.4–1.1×1 ! 2007.4–1.1×1 !
  • Page 3 OWNER’S MANUAL PW50(X) 5PG-28199-87-E0...
  • Page 5 Yamaha has met these standards without reducing the performance or economy of operation of the motorcycle. To maintain these high standards, it is important that you and your Yamaha dealer pay close attention to the recommended maintenance schedules and operating instructions contained within this manual.
  • Page 6 INTRODUCTION Your motorcycle was delivered with an adjustable speed limiter and power reduction plate. Yamaha recommends that all beginners start off with the speed limiter adjusting screw turned in and the power reduction plate installed in the exhaust man- ifold to limit the power available while they learn. The limiter screw may be gradually turned out to increase maximum speed as the beginner becomes more familiar with operating the motorcycle.
  • Page 7: Important Manual Information

    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...
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EWA10030 WARNING PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS MOTORCYCLE. EWA14350 WARNING THIS MOTORCYCLE IS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY. IT IS ILLEGAL TO OPER- ATE THIS MOTORCYCLE ON ANY PUBLIC STREET, ROAD OR HIGHWAY. SUCH USE IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. THIS MOTORCYCLE COMPLIES WITH ALMOST ALL STATE OFF-HIGHWAY NOISE LEVEL AND SPARK ARRESTER LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
  • Page 9 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10200 PW50(X) OWNER’S MANUAL ©2007 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, April 2007 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan.
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Panel wheels ......... 6-13 Safe riding ........1-1 RIDING POINTS........5-1 Accessories and replacement Location of important labels .....1-4 Starting and warming up a cold parts ........... 6-13 engine .......... 5-1 Adjusting the front and rear brake DESCRIPTION ........2-1 Starting a warm engine ....
  • Page 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS CONSUMER INFORMATION....9-1 Identification numbers .....9-1...
  • Page 12: Safety Information

    Protective apparel Modifications made to this motorcycle your motorcycle to other quali- The majority of fatalities from motorcy- not approved by Yamaha, or the re- fied operators. cle accidents are the result of head in- moval of original equipment, may ren- Know your skills and limits.
  • Page 13 Since Yamaha cannot should be kept to a minimum. cessories. Here are some general test all other accessories that may be...
  • Page 14 SAFETY INFORMATION engine power. are not likely to touch these hot areas. Gasoline and exhaust gas Do not park the motorcycle on a GASOLINE IS HIGHLY FLAMMA- slope or soft ground, otherwise it BLE: may fall over. Always turn the engine off when Do not park the motorcycle near refueling.
  • Page 15: Location Of Important Labels

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU41970 Location of important labels Please read the following important labels carefully before operating this vehicle. For Canada...
  • Page 16 SAFETY INFORMATION For Canada WARNING BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER. You increase your risk of losing control if you carry a passenger. NEVER OPERATE THIS VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS. You can collide with another vehicle if you operate this vehicle on a public road.
  • Page 17 SAFETY INFORMATION Except for Canada...
  • Page 18 SAFETY INFORMATION Except for Canada WARNING Before you operate this vehicle, read the owner’s manual. BEFORE YOU OPERATE THIS VEHICLE, READ THE OWNER’S Prima di usare il veicolo, leggete il manuale di istruzioni. MANUAL AND ALL LABELS. Lire le manuel du propri étaire avant d ’utiliser ce v éhicule. NEVER CARRY A PASSENGER.
  • Page 19 SAFETY INFORMATION...
  • Page 20: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Fuel cock (page 3-5) 2. Throttle stop screw (page 6-10) 3. Air filter element (page 6-8) 4. Kickstarter (page 3-6) 5. Centerstand (page 6-17)
  • Page 21: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Spark arrester (page 6-9) 2. Seat (page 3-7) 3. Transmission oil filler cap (page 6-7) 4. 2-stroke engine oil tank (page 3-5)
  • Page 22: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Rear brake lever (page 3-3) 2. Starter (choke) lever (page 3-6) 3. 2-stroke engine oil tank cap (page 3-5) 4. Right handlebar switch (page 3-1) 5. Front brake lever (page 3-2) 6. Throttle grip (page 6-11) 7.
  • Page 23: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40660 cannot be ridden in that switch po- EAU41041 Handlebar switch Speed limiter and power sition. reduction plate Your motorcycle was delivered with an adjustable speed limiter and a power reduction plate. The speed limiter keeps the throttle from fully opening, even when the throttle grip is turned to the maximum.
  • Page 24: Front Brake Lever

    7 mm (0.28 in), EAU12900 Front brake lever the throttle grip can only be opened ap- proximately halfway. If more power is required, please consult a Yamaha dealer. EWA14630 WARNING Improper adjustment of the speed limiter could cause improper throttle operation.
  • Page 25: Rear Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12950 EAU13181 EAU13220 Rear brake lever Fuel tank cap Fuel 1. Rear brake lever 1. Fuel tank cap 1. Fuel tank filler tube 2. Fuel level The rear brake lever is located on the To remove the fuel tank cap, turn it Make sure that there is sufficient fuel in left handlebar grip.
  • Page 26 REGULAR UNLEADED GASOLINE taining methanol is not recommended ONLY by Yamaha because it can cause dam- Fuel tank capacity: age to the fuel system or vehicle perfor- 2.0 L (0.53 US gal) (0.44 Imp.gal) mance problems.
  • Page 27: Fuel Tank Breather Hose

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13412 EAU13452 EAU40701 Fuel tank breather hose 2-stroke engine oil Fuel cock Make sure that there is sufficient The fuel cock supplies fuel from the 2-stroke engine oil in the oil tank. Add tank to the carburetor while filtering it al- the recommended 2-stroke engine oil as necessary.
  • Page 28: Starter (choke) Lever "1

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS O (on) EAU13590 EAU13680 Starter (choke) lever “ ” Kickstarter 1. Arrow mark pointing to “O” (on) 1. Kickstarter 1. Starter (choke) lever “ ” With the lever in this position, fuel flows To start the engine, fold out the kick- to the carburetor.
  • Page 29: Seat

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40920 Seat To remove the seat 1. Remove the mudguard by remov- ing the bolts and washers. 1. Seat holder 2. Projection 2. Place the seat in the original posi- tion. 3. Install the mudguard by installing the washers and bolts.
  • Page 30: Pre-operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS EAU15593 The condition of a vehicle is the owner’s responsibility. Vital components can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if the vehicle remains unused (for example, as a result of exposure to the elements). Any damage, fluid leakage or loss of tire air pressure could have serious consequences.
  • Page 31: Pre-operation Check List

    Adjust if necessary. Make sure that operation is smooth. Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-11, 6-16 If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-15 Lubricate if necessary.
  • Page 32 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ITEM CHECKS PAGE Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened. Chassis fasteners — Tighten if necessary. Engine stop switch Check operation.
  • Page 33: Operation And Important Riding Points

    3. Turn the starter (choke) on and ing controls and their functions open. completely close the throttle. (See before riding. Consult a Yamaha page 3-6.) NOTE: dealer regarding any control or 4. While applying the front or rear...
  • Page 34: Starting Off

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU41000 EAU16780 EAU41011 Starting off Acceleration and deceleration Braking 1. Close the throttle completely. NOTE: 2. Apply both front and rear brakes Before starting off, allow the engine to simultaneously while gradually in- warm up. creasing the pressure.
  • Page 35: Engine Break-in

    Since the engine is brand new, do not immediately have a Yamaha dealer put an excessive load on it for the first 5 check the vehicle. hours of operation. The various parts in...
  • Page 36: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU40721 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “S” (stop). EWA10310 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.
  • Page 37: Periodic Maintenance And Minor Repair

    If you do not have the tools or experi- systems may be performed by any ence required for a particular job, have repair establishment or individual a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. that is certified (if applicable). EWA10350 EWA10320...
  • Page 38: Periodic Maintenance Chart For The Emission Control System

    Periodic maintenance chart for the emission control system NOTE: From 18 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 6 months. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. THEREAFTER...
  • Page 39: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU41752 General maintenance and lubrication chart THEREAFTER INITIAL EVERY ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB month months months months months Check operation. Adjust brake lever free play. Front brake Replace brake shoes. Whenever worn to the limit Check operation.
  • Page 40 Shock absorber Check operation and for oil leakage. assemblies Replace if necessary. Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil Control cable 10W-30 lightly. Check operation and free play. Throttle grip housing Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil and cable 10W-30 lightly.
  • Page 41: Checking The Spark Plug

    If the spark plug shows a distinctly dif- ferent color, the engine could be oper- ating improperly. Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. In- stead, have a Yamaha dealer check 1. Spark plug cap 1. Spark plug gap the vehicle.
  • Page 42: Removing The Power Reduction Plate

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR gasket and its mating surface, and EAU41100 Removing the power then wipe off any grime from the reduction plate spark plug threads. 3. Install the spark plug with the To obtain full engine performance ca- spark plug wrench, and then tight- pability, removing the power reduction en it to the specified torque.
  • Page 43: Transmission Oil

    In order to prevent clutch slip- for oil leakage before each ride. If any page (since the transmission oil leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- also lubricates the clutch), do er check and repair the motorcycle. In not mix any chemical additives.
  • Page 44: Middle And Final Gear Cases

    If any leakage is found, have maintenance and lubrication chart. a Yamaha dealer check and repair the Clean the air filter element more fre- motorcycle. addition,...
  • Page 45: Cleaning The Spark Arrester

    EAU41220 Cleaning the spark arrester The spark arrester should be cleaned Recommended oil: at the intervals specified in the periodic Yamaha foam air filter oil or other maintenance and lubrication chart. quality foam air filter oil EWA10980 WARNING 5. Insert the sponge material into the air filter case.
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Carburetor

    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.
  • Page 47: Checking The Throttle Cable Free Play

    The tire air pressure must be ad- sary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. Yamaha dealer make the adjustment. justed in accordance with the weight of the rider, the riding speed, and the riding condi- tions.
  • Page 48 Yamaha dealer, who has cannot be guaranteed. necessary professional After extensive tests, only the knowledge and experience.
  • Page 49: Panel Wheels

    The wheel rims should be checked ed to be compatible with your vehi- for cracks, bends, warpage or cle. Yamaha recommends the use of damage before each ride. If any Genuine Yamaha Parts and Acces- damage is found, have a Yamaha sories before making a purchase.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Front And Rear Brake Lever Free Play

    If proper adjustment cannot be ob- 1. Front brake lever free play nut in direction (b). tained as described, have a Yamaha dealer make this adjustment. Front Rear 1. Brake lever free play adjusting nut 1.
  • Page 51: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Shoes

    NOTE: or does not move smoothly, have a The wheels must be removed to check Yamaha dealer check or replace it. brake shoe lining thickness. To remove the front wheel: See If the lining thickness of a brake shoe is Recommended lubricant: page 6-19.
  • Page 52: Checking And Lubricating The Throttle Grip And Cable

    The operation of the throttle grip should which must be adjusted by a Yamaha be checked before each ride. In addi- dealer at the intervals specified in the tion, the cable should be lubricated at...
  • Page 53: Checking And Lubricating The Centerstand

    Check the inner tubes for scratches, fork does not operate smoothly, 1. Centerstand damage and excessive oil leakage. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- The operation of the centerstand pair it. To check the operation should be checked before each ride, 1.
  • Page 54: Checking The Steering

    2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork legs and try to move them for- ward and backward. If any free play can be felt, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair the steering. 6-18...
  • Page 55: Front Wheel

    EAU41021 To remove the front wheel EWA10820 WARNING It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer service the wheel. Securely support the motorcy- cle so that there is no danger of 1. Brake lever free play adjusting nut it falling over.
  • Page 56: Rear Wheel

    EAU41081 To remove the rear wheel EWA10820 WARNING It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer service the wheel. Securely support the motorcy- cle so that there is no danger of 1. Retainer it falling over.
  • Page 57 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 5. Remove the exhaust chamber bolt and washers. 6. Remove the exhaust manifold bolts, and then remove the ex- haust chamber. 1. Muffler 1. Rear shock absorber mounting bolt 2. Washer 8. Remove the axle nut while apply- 3.
  • Page 58 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR sorber by installing the mounting 11. Install the muffler by sliding the bolt. spring clamp up to its original posi- 6. While applying the rear brake, tion, and then installing the wash- tighten the axle nut to the specified ers and muffler bolt.
  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting Chart

    Open the throttle halfway and operate the kickstarter. spark plug gap, or replace the spark plug. Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 6-24...
  • Page 61: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop ECA10771 CAUTION: sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for even if high-quality components are advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- Avoid using strong acidic wheel fore cleaning the vehicle.
  • Page 62 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE cleaning products, solvent or After normal use After cleaning thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- Remove dirt with warm water, a mild 1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois movers or inhibitors, brake flu- detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, or an absorbing cloth.
  • Page 63: Storage

    NOTE: and areas where strong chemi- c. Install the spark plug cap onto Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on cals are stored. the spark plug, and then place what products to use. the spark plug on the cylinder...
  • Page 64 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE install the spark plug and the spark plug cap. EWA10950 WARNING To prevent damage or injury from sparking, make sure to ground the spark plug electrodes while turning the engine over. 6. Lubricate all control cables and the pivoting points of all levers and pedals as well as of the center- stand.
  • Page 65: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS EAU2633K Lubrication system: Spark plug (s): Separate lubrication (Yamaha autolube) Manufacturer/model: Engine oil: Dimensions: NGK/BP4HS (AUS)(NZL) Type: NGK/BPR4HS Overall length: YAMALUBE 2 or 2-stroke engine oil (JASO (AUT)(BEL)(CAN)(CHE)(DEU)(DNK) 1245 mm (49.0 in) FC grade) or (ISO EG-C or EG-D grade)
  • Page 66 SPECIFICATIONS Size: Rear wheel: 2.50-10 4PR Wheel type: Manufacturer/model: Panel wheel BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY Rim size: Manufacturer/model: 10x1.50 IRC/KNOBBY Front brake: Rear tire: Type: Type: Drum brake With tube Operation: Size: Right hand operation 2.50-10 4PR Rear brake: Manufacturer/model: Type: BRIDGESTONE/KNOBBY Drum brake Manufacturer/model: Operation: IRC/KNOBBY...
  • Page 67: Consumer Information

    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.
  • Page 68 INDEX Troubleshooting........6-23 Troubleshooting chart......6-24 Acceleration and deceleration....5-2 Kickstarter..........3-6 Accessories and replacement parts..6-13 Air filter element, cleaning......6-8 Vehicle identification number ....9-1 Labels, location of........1-4 Autolube pump, adjusting ....... 6-16 Wheel bearings, checking ....... 6-18 Maintenance and lubrication, periodic ..6-3 Brake lever, front........
  • Page 70 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED IN JAPAN 2007.4–1.1×1 !

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