EAU03338 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of a Yamaha Wild Star™, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast expe- rience 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.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EW000002 WARNING PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS MOTORCYCLE.
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.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Main switch/steering lock ........3-1 Fuel tank cap ............3-9 Indicator and warning lights ........3-2 Fuel ..............3-9 Speedometer unit ..........3-3 Fuel tank breather hose ........3-10 Fuel gauge ............3-4 Fuel cock ............3-11 Self-diagnosis device ...........3-4 Starter (choke) knob .........
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”...
3.5 L. When this occurs, turn the fuel the engine is defective. When this oc- cock lever to the “RES” position and re- curs, have the Yamaha dealer check fuel as soon as possible. the self-diagnosis system.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Pushing the mode button (left) switch- es the display between the odometer mode “ODO” and the tripmeter modes “TRIP A” and “TRIP B” in the following order: CB-27E TRIP A TRIP B 1. Odometer/tripmeter/clock 2. Speedometer To reset a tripmeter, select it by push- 3.
“E”, refuel as soon as possible. the engine trouble warning light will come on or the fuel level warning light NOTE: will flash. If this occurs, have a Yamaha Do not allow the fuel tank to empty it- dealer check the motorcycle. self completely.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 4. Push the right button to change the hours. 5. Push the left button and only the minute display will flash. 1. Clock 2. Set button To set the clock: 3. Mode button 1. Turn the key to “ON”. 6.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00127 Turn signal switch To signal a right-hand turn, push this switch to “ ”. To signal a left-hand turn, push this switch to “ ”. When released, the switch returns to the cen- ter position. To cancel the turn signal lights, push the switch in after it has re- turned to the center position.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Engine stop switch 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 2. Light switch EAU00152 EAU01215 3. Start switch “ ” Clutch lever Shift pedal EAU00143 The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left Start switch “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Brake lever 1. Brake pedal EAU00158 EAU00162 Brake lever Brake pedal The brake lever is located at the right The brake pedal is on the right side of handlebar grip. To apply the front the motorcycle. To apply the rear brake, pull the lever toward the handle- brake, press down on the brake pedal.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To install the fuel tank cap 1. Insert the fuel tank cap into the tank opening with the key inserted in the lock and with the “ ” mark facing forward. 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00185 CAUTION: Immediately wipe off spilled fuel with a clean, dry, soft cloth, since fuel may deteriorate painted surfac- es or plastic parts. EAU00191 Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline with a EAU02955 research octane number of 91 or Fuel tank breather hose higher Before operating the motorcycle:...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS OFF: closed position ON: normal position RES: reserve position 1. Pointed end positioned over “OFF” 1. Pointed end positioned over “ON” 1. Pointed end positioned over “RES” EAU03050 Fuel cock With the lever in this position, fuel flows This indicates reserve.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU03032 EAU03372 EAU01737* Starter (choke) knob Locking the steering with a Rider seat Starting a cold engine requires a richer padlock air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by To remove the rider seat In addition to the main switch/steering the starter (choke).
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EW000030 WARNING Never ride with a helmet attached to the helmet holder, since the helmet may hit objects, causing loss of control and possibly an accident. To release the helmet from the hel- met holder 1. Projection 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Locknut 1. Special wrench A. Distance A 2. Spring preload adjusting nut 2. To increase the spring preload NOTE: EAU01694* and thereby harden the suspen- The spring preload setting is de- Adjusting the shock absorber sion, turn the adjusting nut in di- termined by measuring distance assembly...
It cuts the running engine when check this system regularly as de- the sidestand is moved down. scribed below and have a Yamaha Periodically check the operation of the dealer repair it if it does not function ignition circuit cut-off system according properly.
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 oil to specified level. 6-8–6-11 • Check vehicle for oil leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check lever free play. Front brake • Adjust if necessary.
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ITEM CHECKS PAGE • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables — • Lubricate if necessary. • Check for damage. • Check tire condition and tread depth. Wheels and tires 6-17–6-20, 6-31 • Check air pressure. • Correct if necessary. •...
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 EAU02941 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 EAU00457 Parking When parking, stop the engine, re- move the key from the main switch, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “OFF”. 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 the brake fluid level ......6-25 Periodic maintenance and lubrication chart ..6-3 Changing the brake fluid ........6-26 Removing and installing the panel .......6-6 Drive belt slack ..........6-26 Checking the spark plugs ........6-7 Checking and lubricating the brake and shift pedals ............
VALS MAY NEED TO BE SHORT- ENED. EW000060 WARNING If you are not familiar with motor- cycle maintenance work, have a Yamaha dealer do it for you. 1. Owner’s tool kit EAU00464 EAU03394 Safety is an obligation of the owner. Owner’s tool kit Periodic inspection, adjustment and lu- The owner’s tool kit is located under...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. EW000063 WARNING Modifications approved Yamaha may cause loss of perfor- mance and render the vehicle un- safe for use.
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 6-5.) Every 4 years • Check runout, spoke tightness and for damage. Wheels •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING ( 1,000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK Engine oil • Change. Engine oil filter cartridge • Replace. • Check oil level. Transfer case oil • Change. Front and rear brake •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Panel A 1. Bolt To install the panel EAU01777 EAU00491 Removing and installing the Panel A Place the panel in the original position, To remove the panel panel and then install the bolt. Remove the bolt, and then pull the pan- The panel shown above needs to be el off as shown.
Do not attempt to diagnose such threads. problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle. Tightening torque: If a spark plug shows signs of electrode Spark plug: erosion and excessive carbon or other 17.5 Nm (1.75 m·kg)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA00021 EAU03679 3. Start the engine, warm it up until Engine oil and oil filter CAUTION: the engine oil has reached a nor- cartridge Do not use any tools to remove or mal temperature of 60 °C, let it The engine oil level should be checked install the spark plug cap, otherwise continue to idle for ten seconds,...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA00027 CAUTION: Make sure that the oil filler cap is se- curely tightened, otherwise oil may seep out when the engine is running. 1. Engine oil filler cap 1. Maximum level 2. Minimum level 5. If the engine oil is below the mini- 3.
NOTE: Tightening torque: An oil filter wrench is available at a Oil filter cartridge: Yamaha dealer. 17 Nm (1.7 m·kg) 6-10...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 9. Install the engine oil drain bolts, 13. Install the engine oil filler cap. Recommended engine oil: and then tighten them to the spec- 14. Start the engine, and then let it idle See page 8-1. ified torque.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: Make sure that the motorcycle is posi- tioned straight up when checking the oil level. A slight tilt to the side can result in a false reading. 2. Remove the oil check bolt, and then check the oil level in the transfer case.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 5. Start the engine and let it idle for several minutes while checking the transfer case for oil leakage. If oil is leaking, immediately turn the engine off and check for the cause. 1. Transfer case oil check hole 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Air filter joint clamp screw 1. Screw ( 2) 1. Screw ( 2) 2. Hose ( 2) 2. Hose 2. Loosen the air filter joint clamp 3. Air filter case cover 5. Remove the air filter element by screw, and then slightly pull the air 3.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Screw ( 2) 1. Hose ( 2) 2. Hose 6. Lightly tap the air filter element to 9. Connect the hoses shown. 7. Install the air filter element by in- remove most of the dust and dirt, 10.
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. a. Throttle cable free play...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EW000082 EWA00012 Do not carry along loosely WARNING WARNING packed items, which can shift The tire air pressure must be Because loading has an enormous during a ride. checked and adjusted on cold impact on the handling, braking, Securely pack the heaviest tires (i.e., when the temperature performance and safety characteris-...
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. the specified limit, if the tire has a nail edge and experience. CE-10E or glass fragments in it, or if the side- FRONT wall is cracked, have a Yamaha dealer Manufacturer Size Model replace the tire immediately. Dunlop...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 7. Tighten the locknut at the clutch lever and the crankcase. 1. Locknut 1. Clutch lever free play adjusting nut 2. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt 2. Locknut c. Clutch lever free play 3. If the specified clutch lever free EAU00694 play could be obtained as de- Adjusting the clutch lever free...
Distance between brake pedal and footrest system. If there is air in the hy- 2. Brake lever free play adjusting bolt EAU01746 draulic system, have a Yamaha c. Brake lever free play Adjusting the brake pedal dealer bleed the system before...
If there ified in the periodic maintenance and is air in the hydraulic system, have a lubrication chart. Yamaha dealer bleed the system be- fore operating the motorcycle. Air in the hydraulic system will diminish 1. Brake light switch the braking performance, which 2.
Yamaha dealer replace the appeared, have a Yamaha dealer re- brake pads as a set. place the brake pads as a set.
As the brake pads wear, it is nor- mal for the brake fluid level to gradually go down. However, if the brake fluid level goes down sud- denly, have a Yamaha dealer 1. Minimum level mark 1. Minimum level mark check the cause.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03238 Changing the brake fluid Have a Yamaha dealer change the brake fluid at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrica- tion chart. In addition, have the oil seals of the brake master cylinder and caliper...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Drive belt slack: 7.5–13 mm 5. If the drive belt slack is incorrect, adjust it as follows. 1. Wheel axle nut 1. Brake caliper bracket bolt 2. Loosen the drive belt puller lock- EAU01748 To adjust the drive belt slack nut on each side of the swingarm.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. To tighten the drive belt, turn the adjusting bolt on each side of the swingarm in direction a. To loos- en the drive belt, turn the adjusting bolt on each side of the swingarm in direction b, and then push the rear wheel forward.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03164 Checking and lubricating the brake and clutch levers The operation of the brake and clutch levers should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) 6-29...
CAUTION: and down smoothly, have a Yamaha If any damage is found or the front dealer check or repair it. fork does not operate smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- Recommended lubricant: pair it. Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease)
The front and rear wheel bearings must ward and backward. If any free be checked at the intervals specified in play can be felt, have a Yamaha the periodic maintenance and lubrica- dealer check repair tion chart.
• EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty To charge the battery This motorcycle is equipped with a of water. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- sealed-type (MF) battery, which does • INTERNAL: Drink large quan- tery as soon as possible if it seems to not require any maintenance.
The fuse boxes are located behind cess to a sealed-type (MF) bat- the battery leads are properly con- panel A. (See page 6-6 for panel re- tery charger, have a Yamaha nected to the battery terminals. moval and installation procedures.) dealer charge your battery.
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. Signaling system fuse 1. Main fuse 2.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Screw ( 2) 1. Headlight coupler 1. Headlight bulb holder 2. Headlight bulb cover 3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder, EAU03188 Replacing the headlight bulb 2. Disconnect the headlight coupler, and then remove the defective This motorcycle is equipped with a and then remove the headlight unit bulb.
6. Install the headlight unit by install- from a lit headlight bulb, and do not ing the screws. touch the bulb until it has cooled 7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the down. headlight beam if necessary. 4. Place a new bulb into position, and then secure it with the bulb holder.
However, should your motorcycle wise until it stops. bulb require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 4. Install the lens by installing the dealer, whose skilled technicians have 1. Remove the lens by removing the screws.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Care ....................7-1 Storage ....................7-4...
M OTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU03398 Before cleaning Cleaning 1. Cover the muffler outlets with plas- ECA00010 CAUTION: tic bags after the engine has Avoid using strong acidic wheel cooled down. cleaners, especially on spoked 2. Make sure that all caps and covers wheels.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Do not use any harsh chemical For motorcycles equipped with After normal use products on plastic parts. Be a windshield: Do not use strong Remove dirt with warm water, a mild sure to avoid using cloths or cleaners or hard sponges as detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, sponges which have been in...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE After riding in the rain, near the sea or After cleaning EWA00001 WARNING on salt-sprayed roads 1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois Make sure that there is no oil or Since sea salt or salt sprayed on roads or an absorbing cloth.
“OFF”. NOTE: against dust with a porous cover. 3. Drain the carburetor float cham- Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on ECA00014 bers by loosening the drain bolts; what products to use. CAUTION:...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 5. Perform the following steps to pro- 6. Lubricate all control cables and 9. Remove the battery and fully tect the cylinders, piston rings, etc. the pivoting points of all levers and charge it. Store it in a cool, dry from corrosion.
S PECIFICATIONS EAU01038 Specifications CS-01E Model XV1600A Engine oil Dimensions Type -20 -10 10 20 30 40 50 ˚C Overall length 2,500 mm SAE 10W-30 Overall width 980 mm SAE 10W-40 Overall height 1,140 mm Seat height 710 mm SAE 15W-40...
SPECIFICATIONS Transfer case oil Gear ratio Type SAE80API “GL-4” Hypoid Gear 2.438 1.579 Quantity 0.4 L 1.160 Air filter Dry type element 0.906 Fuel 0.750 Type Regular unleaded gasoline Chassis Fuel tank capacity 20 L Frame type Double cradle Reserve amount 3.5 L Caster angle 32°...
SPECIFICATIONS Maximum load* 196 kg Rear Tire air pressure (measured on Type Single disc brake cold tires) Operation Right foot Up to 90 kg* Fluid DOT 4 Front 250 kPa (2.50 kg/cm , 2.50 bar) Suspension Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kg/cm , 2.50 bar) Front Telescopic fork...
SPECIFICATIONS Headlight type Quartz bulb (halogen) Bulb voltage, wattage quantity Headlight 12 V, 60/55 W Tail/brake light 12 V, 5/21 W Turn signal lights 12 V, 21 W Auxiliary light 12 V, 4 W Meter lighting 14 V, 0.6 W Neutral indicator light 12 V, 1 W High beam indicator light...
SPECIFICATIONS EAU01064 Conversion table CS-02E Conversion table All specification data in this manual are listed in SI and METRIC TO IMPERIAL METRIC UNITS. Metric unit Multiplier Imperial unit Use this table to convert METRIC unit data to IMPERIAL m·kg 7.233 ft·lb m·kg 86.794...
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 rider seat. (See page 3-12 for rider seat removal and installation pro- cedures.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This in- formation will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
I NDEX 1 0 - Air filter element, cleaning ......6-13 Engine break-in ........5-5 Light switch ..........3-6 Anti-theft alarm ........3-4 Engine oil and oil filter cartridge ....6-8 Engine stop switch........3-6 Main switch/steering lock ......3-1 Engine trouble warning light ....3-2 Battery ...........6-32 Model label ..........9-2 Brake and clutch levers, checking and...
INDEX Starter (choke) knob ......3-12 Starting a warm engine......5-3 Starting the engine ........5-1 Start switch..........3-7 Steering, checking ......... 6-31 Steering, locking with a padlock..... 3-12 Storage............ 7-4 Throttle cable free play, adjusting ..6-17 Tires ............6-17 Tool kit.............
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