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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL YZF-R6 13S-28199-E0...
  • Page 2 EAU26944 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: Kind of equipment: IMMOBILIZER Type-designation: 5SL-00 is in compliance with following norm(s) or documents: R&TTE Directive(1999/5/EC) EN300 330-2 v1.1.1(2001-6), EN60950-1(2001)
  • Page 3 Yamaha a reputation for dependability. Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly, so as to enjoy all advantages of your YZF-R6. The owner’s manual does not only instruct you in how to operate, inspect and maintain your motorcycle, but also in how to safeguard yourself and oth- ers from trouble and injury.
  • Page 4: 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 and this manual.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10200 YZF-R6 OWNER’S MANUAL ©2007 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, August 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 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 Sidestand ........3-27 Tires ..........6-20 Ignition circuit cut-off system ..3-27 Cast wheels ......... 6-23 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 Adjusting the clutch lever free Left view ..........2-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 play ........... 6-23 Right view ........2-2 Pre-operation check list ....
  • Page 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tail/brake light ......6-36 Replacing a turn signal light bulb ...........6-37 Replacing the license plate light bulb ...........6-37 Auxiliary light ........6-38 Supporting the motorcycle ....6-38 Front wheel ........6-39 Rear wheel ........6-41 Troubleshooting ......6-43 Troubleshooting charts ....6-44 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE ..........7-1 Matte color caution ......7-1 Care ..........7-1...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10281 AND/OR WHEN MADE NECES- • Ride where other motorists can SARY BY MECHANICAL CONDI- see you. Avoid riding in another MOTORCYCLES SINGLE TIONS. motorist’s blind spot. TRACK VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE Many accidents involve inexperi- AND OPERATION ARE DEPENDENT Safe riding enced operators.
  • Page 9 Modifications made to this motorcycle other motorists can see you. the single most critical factor in the pre- not approved by Yamaha, or the re- The posture of the operator and vention or reduction of head injuries. moval of original equipment, may ren- passenger is important for proper Always wear an approved helmet.
  • Page 10 Maximum load: been specifically designed for use on create instability due to improper 190 kg (419 lb) this motorcycle. Since Yamaha cannot weight distribution or aerody- test all other accessories that may be namic changes. If accessories When loading within this weight limit,...
  • Page 11 SAFETY INFORMATION tor and may limit control ability, Always turn the engine off before or clothing, immediately wash the therefore, such accessories are leaving the motorcycle unattended affected area with soap and water not recommended. and remove the key from the main and change your clothes.
  • Page 12: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Fuse box 2 (page 6-34) 8. Shock absorber assembly rebound damping force adjusting screw (page 3-23) 2. Front fork spring preload adjusting bolt (page 3-21) 9. Shift pedal (page 3-15) 3. Front fork rebound damping force adjusting screw (page 3-21) 10.Engine oil filter cartridge (page 6-12) 4.
  • Page 13: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Luggage strap holder (page 3-26) 9. Radiator cap (page 6-15) 2. Helmet holder (page 3-20) 10.Coolant reservoir (page 6-15) 3. Fuse box 1 (page 6-34) 11.Engine oil filler cap (page 6-12) 4. Main fuse (page 6-34) 12.Coolant drain bolt (page 6-16) 5.
  • Page 14: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 3-15) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-14) 3. Main switch/steering lock (page 3-2) 4. Multi-function meter unit (page 3-7) 5. Right handlebar switches (page 3-14) 6. Brake lever (page 3-16) 7. Throttle grip (page 6-19)
  • Page 15: Instrument And Control Functions

    Do not expose any key to exces- a Yamaha dealer to have them re-reg- sively high temperatures. istered. Do not use the key with the red Do not place any key close to bow for driving.
  • Page 16: Main Switch/steering Lock

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Keep other immobilizer system EAU10471 EAU38530 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 light come on, and the engine can be start- ed.
  • Page 17 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To lock the steering To unlock the steering EAU34341 (Parking) The steering is locked, and the taillight, license plate light and auxiliary light are on. The hazard lights and turn signal lights can be turned on, but all other electrical systems are off.
  • Page 18: Indicator And Warning Lights

    “ ” warning light may flicker when have a Yamaha dealer check the elec- The corresponding indicator light flash- riding on a slope or during sudden trical circuit. es when the turn signal switch is acceleration or deceleration, but pushed to the left or right.
  • Page 19 The electrical circuit of the warning light can be checked by turning the key to “ON”. If the warning light does not come on for a few seconds, then go off, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- cuit.
  • Page 20 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Coolant Display Conditions What to do temperature TRIP A Under 39 °C ˚C Message “Lo” is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (Under 103 °F) TRIP A 40–116 °C ˚C Temperature is displayed. OK. Go ahead with riding. (104–242 °F) Stop the vehicle and allow it to idle until TRIP A...
  • Page 21: Multi-function Meter Unit

    “ON”. If the warning light does not come for a few seconds, then go off, have a on for a few seconds, then go off, have Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- 1. Clock a Yamaha dealer check the electrical cuit.
  • Page 22 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS a speedometer (which shows the For the U.K. only: To switch the ECA10031 CAUTION: riding speed) speedometer and odometer/trip- a tachometer (which shows engine meter displays between kilometers Do not operate the engine in the ta- speed) and miles, press the “SELECT”...
  • Page 23 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 5. Push the “RESET” button to set serve tripmeter mode “F-TRIP” and Standard measurement the minutes. start counting the distance traveled 1. Push the “RESET” button to start 6. Push the “SELECT” button and from that point. In that case, push the the stopwatch.
  • Page 24 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Coolant temperature display Air intake temperature display When the air intake temperature display is selected, “A” is displayed before the temperature. Self-diagnosis device TRIP A TRIP A ˚C ˚C 1. Coolant temperature display 1. Air intake temperature display The coolant temperature display indi- The air intake temperature display indi- cates the temperature of the coolant.
  • Page 25 If the right display indicates any error ror code. codes, note the code number, and then km/h have a Yamaha dealer check the vehi- NOTE: cle. If the right display indicates error code ECA11590...
  • Page 26 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Shift timing indicator light activity: To adjust the brightness of the multi- The indicator light will flash This function allows you to choose function meter displays and tachometer when activated. (This setting whether or not the indicator light 1.
  • Page 27: Anti-theft Alarm (optional)

    This model can be equipped with an vating the indicator light. tivating the indicator light. optional anti-theft alarm by a Yamaha 2. Push the “SELECT” button to con- 2. Push the “SELECT” button to con- dealer. Contact a Yamaha dealer for firm the selected engine speed.
  • Page 28: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12347 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 “...
  • Page 29: Clutch Lever

    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).
  • Page 30: Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU33850 it by aligning a groove on the adjusting EAU12941 Brake lever Brake pedal knob with the “ ” mark on the brake lever. 1. Brake lever 1. Brake pedal 2. “ ” mark The brake pedal is on the right side of 3.
  • Page 31: Fuel Tank Cap

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13072 EAU13220 Fuel tank cap NOTE: Fuel 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. EWA11090 WARNING Make sure that the fuel tank cap is...
  • Page 32: Fuel Tank Breather/overflow Hose

    Your Yamaha engine has been de- signed to use premium unleaded gaso- line with a research octane number of 95 or higher. If knocking (or pinging) oc-...
  • Page 33: Catalytic Converters

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13442 EAU39031 Catalytic converters Seats This vehicle is equipped with catalytic converters in the exhaust system. Rider seat EWA10860 WARNING To remove the rider seat Pull back the rear of the rider seat as The exhaust system is hot after op- eration.
  • Page 34: Helmet Holding Cable

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 2. While holding the key in that posi- EAU39072 3. Pass one of the other snap hooks Helmet holding cable tion, lift the front of the passenger of the cable through the helmet seat and pull it forward. strap buckle, and then clip the snap hook onto the cable holder as To install the passenger seat...
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Front Fork

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EWA14330 EAU38942 To increase the spring preload and Adjusting the front fork WARNING thereby harden the suspension, turn This front fork is equipped with spring Never ride with a helmet attached to the adjusting bolt on each fork leg in di- preload adjusting bolts, rebound damp- rection (a).
  • Page 36 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS crease the compression damping force Spring preload setting: Rebound damping setting: and thereby soften the compression Minimum (soft): Minimum (soft): damping, turn the adjusting bolt on 25 click(s) in direction (b)* Standard: Standard: each fork leg in direction (b). 20 click(s) in direction (b)* Maximum (hard): Maximum (hard):...
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Shock Absorber Assembly

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To increase the compression damping production, the actual number of clicks EAU42940 Adjusting the shock absorber force and thereby harden the compres- always represents the entire adjusting assembly sion damping, turn the adjusting bolt on range. To obtain a precise adjustment, This shock absorber assembly is each fork leg in direction (a).
  • Page 38 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Spring preload Spring preload setting: Rebound damping setting: Minimum (soft): Minimum (soft): 20 click(s) in direction (b)* Standard: Standard: 16 click(s) in direction (b)* Maximum (hard): Maximum (hard): 3 click(s) in direction (b)* * With the adjusting screw fully turned in direction (a) Rebound damping force Compression damping force...
  • Page 39 To increase the compression damping Always have a Yamaha dealer entire adjustment range. To obtain a force and thereby harden the compres- service the shock absorber. precise adjustment, it would be advis-...
  • Page 40: Luggage Strap Holders

    EAU41940 Luggage strap holders EXUP system passenger seat, unhook the straps This model is equipped with Yamaha’s from the hooks, and then install the EXUP (EXhaust Ultimate Power valve) seat with the straps hanging out from system. This system boosts engine under the passenger seat.
  • Page 41: Sidestand

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU15301 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- EAU44890 Sidestand Ignition circuit cut-off system pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- of the frame.
  • Page 42 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.
  • Page 43: 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 44: Pre-operation Check List

    • If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-15 • 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.
  • Page 45 • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-19, 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 6-28 •...
  • Page 46: Operation And Important Riding Points

    3-27. should be on, otherwise have a short time. Always make sure Never ride with the sidestand Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- that there is adequate ventila- down. cuit. tion. 1. Turn the key to “ON” and make 3.
  • Page 47: Shifting

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS serve the battery. Do not crank the en- EAU16671 ECA10260 Shifting CAUTION: gine more than 10 seconds on any one attempt. Even with the transmission in the neutral position, do not ECA11040 coast for long periods of time CAUTION: with the engine off, and do not For maximum engine life, never ac-...
  • Page 48: Tips For Reducing Fuel Consumption

    If any engine trouble should oc- result in engine overheating must be lights or at railroad crossings). cur during the engine break-in avoided. period, immediately have a Yamaha dealer check the vehi- EAU17081 cle. 0–1000 km (0–600 mi) Avoid prolonged operation above 8300 NOTE: r/min.
  • Page 49: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17212 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. 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 50: Periodic Maintenance And Minor Repair

    If you are not familiar with mainte- certain maintenance work correctly. nance work, have a Yamaha dealer do it for you. NOTE: If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
  • Page 51: Periodic Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    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.
  • Page 52 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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 for cracks or damage. 8 * Brake hoses •...
  • Page 53 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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) Brake pedal pivot • Lubricate with lithium-soap-based √...
  • Page 54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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) Front and rear brake √ √ √...
  • Page 55 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid. • Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.
  • Page 56: Removing And Installing Cowlings And Panels

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18712 EAU44931 Removing and installing cowl- Cowlings A and B ings and panels To remove one of the cowlings The cowlings and panels shown need 1. Remove the bolts, quick fasteners, to be removed to perform some of the and quick fastener screw.
  • Page 57 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Quick fastener screw 1. Quick fastener 1. Cowling A 2. Quick fastener 2. Cowling B 3. Remove the forward-most projec- tion from the slot, slide the cowling forward, and then remove the re- maining projections from the slots as shown.
  • Page 58 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Fit the projections into the slots, 3. Fit the projection on cowling A into slide the cowling rearward, and the hole in cowling B as shown. then fit the forward-most projection into the slot. 1.
  • Page 59 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR To install the cowling 1. Fit the slot in cowling C over the projection on the front cowling. 1. Plastic fastener 1. Panel B 2. Projection 2. Bolt 3. Wire harness To install the panel 1.
  • Page 60: Checking The Spark Plugs

    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 12.5 Nm (1.25 m·kgf, 9.0 ft·lbf)
  • Page 61: Change Engine Oil

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU38995 4. Remove the engine oil dipstick and Engine oil and oil filter car- wipe it clean, insert it back into the tridge hole (without screwing it in), and The engine oil level should be checked then remove it again to check the before each ride.
  • Page 62 NOTE: and drain bolt to drain the oil from An oil filter wrench is available at a the crankcase. Yamaha dealer. 9. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the O-ring of the new oil filter car- tridge. 1. Bolt 2.
  • Page 63 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR If the match marks are not aligned, Tightening torque: the shift arm will not move correctly Engine oil drain bolt: and you may not be able to shift up 43 Nm (4.3 m·kgf, 31 ft·lbf) or down.
  • Page 64: Coolant

    If the oil level warning light flickers EAU39084 or remains on, immediately turn the To check the coolant level engine off and have a Yamaha dealer 1. Place the vehicle on a level sur- check the vehicle. face and hold it in an upright posi- tion.
  • Page 65: Change Coolant

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR If water has been added to the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer check the antifreeze content of the coolant as soon as possible, otherwise the effectiveness of the coolant will be reduced. EWA10380 WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator 1.
  • Page 66 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. Place a container under the engine to collect the used coolant. 4. Remove the radiator cap. EWA10380 WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. 1. Coolant drain bolt 1.
  • Page 67 Tightening torque: CAUTION: the vehicle for coolant leakage. If Coolant drain bolt: coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha If coolant is not available, use 10 Nm (1.0 m·kgf, 7.2 ft·lbf) dealer check the cooling system. distilled water or soft tap water 13.
  • Page 68: Air Filter Element

    The engine idling speed must be maintenance and lubrication chart. checked as follows and, if necessary, Have a Yamaha dealer replace the air adjusted by a Yamaha dealer at the in- filter element. tervals specified in the periodic mainte- nance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 69: Valve Clearance

    250 kPa (36 psi) (2.50 kgf/cm²) Rear: from occurring, the valve clearance regarding the specified tires. 290 kPa (42 psi) (2.90 kgf/cm²) must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer 90–190 kg (198–419 lb): at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure Front: maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 70 Tire information glass fragments in it, or if the sidewall is weight evenly on both sides. cracked, have a Yamaha dealer re- Adjust the suspension and tire place the tire immediately. air pressure with regard to the load.
  • Page 71 DUNLOP/Qualifier PT M tires listed below have been ap- FRONT and REAR: proved this model Tire air valve: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. TR412 Valve core: Always make sure that the valve #9100 (original) caps are securely installed to prevent air pressure leakage.
  • Page 72: Cast Wheels

    If any damage is 2. Loosen the locknut at the crank- found, have a Yamaha dealer re- case. place the wheel. Do not attempt 3. To increase the clutch lever free...
  • Page 73: Adjusting The Rear Brake Light Switch

    EAU22390 the point that a wear indicator almost Adjusting the rear brake light Checking the front and rear touches the brake disc, have a Yamaha switch brake pads dealer replace the brake pads as a set. The front and rear brake pads must be...
  • Page 74: Checking The Brake Fluid Level

    However, if the Use only the recommended quality brake fluid level goes down sud- 1. Minimum level mark brake fluid, otherwise the rubber denly, have a Yamaha dealer Rear brake seals may deteriorate, causing check the cause. leakage and poor braking perfor- mance.
  • Page 75: Changing The Brake Fluid

    EAU22730 EAU22760 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted the NOTE after the periodic mainte- if necessary.
  • Page 76: Cleaning And Lubricating The Drive

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA10570 EAU23022 Cleaning and lubricating the CAUTION: drive chain Improper drive chain slack will over- The drive chain must be cleaned and load the engine as well as other vital lubricated at the intervals specified in parts of the motorcycle and can lead the periodic maintenance and lubrica- to chain slippage or breakage.
  • Page 77: Checking And Lubricating The Cables

    If a cable is damaged maintenance chart. or does not move smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or replace it. Recommended lubricant: Engine oil EWA10720 WARNING...
  • Page 78: Checking And Lubricating The Brake And Shift Pedals

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU44271 EAU23142 Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease brake and shift pedals brake and clutch levers Brake lever Clutch lever The operation of the brake and shift pedals should be checked before each The operation of the brake and clutch ride, and the pedal pivots should be lu- levers should be checked before each...
  • Page 79: Checking And Lubricating The Sidestand

    Recommended lubricant: necessary. Lithium-soap-based grease EWA10730 WARNING If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease 6-30...
  • Page 80: Checking The Front Fork

    Securely support the vehicle so that fork does not operate smoothly, damage and excessive oil leakage. there is no danger of it falling over. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. To check the operation 2. Hold the lower ends of the front 1.
  • Page 81: Checking The Wheel Bearings

    Yamaha dealer check the wheel bearings. To charge the battery Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- tery 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.
  • Page 82 4. After installation, make sure that sealed-type (MF) battery charg- tities of water or milk and im- the battery leads are properly con- have a Yamaha dealer mediately call a physician. nected to the battery terminals. charge your battery. • EYES: Flush with water for 15 minutes and seek prompt medical attention.
  • Page 83: Replacing The Fuses

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23704 Specified fuses: Replacing the fuses Main fuse: The main fuse, the fuel injection system 50.0 A fuse, and fuse box 1 are located under Fuel injection system fuse: the rider seat. (See page 3-19.) 15.0 A Electronic throttle valve fuse: 7.5 A...
  • Page 84: Replacing A Headlight Bulb

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 4. If the fuse immediately blows EAU39010 3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder, Replacing a headlight bulb again, have a Yamaha dealer and then remove the defective This model is equipped with quartz bulb check the electrical system. bulb.
  • Page 85: Tail/brake Light

    7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the If the tail/brake light does not come on, ency of the glass, the luminosity headlight beam if necessary.
  • Page 86: Replacing A Turn Signal Light Bulb

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU24202 EAU24310 Replacing a turn signal light Replacing the license plate bulb light bulb 1. Remove the turn signal light lens 1. Remove the license plate light unit by removing the screw. by removing the screws. 1.
  • Page 87: Auxiliary Light

    1. Stabilize the rear of the motorcycle If the auxiliary light does not come on, by using a motorcycle stand or, if have a Yamaha dealer check it. an additional motorcycle stand is not available, by placing a jack un- der the frame in front of the rear wheel.
  • Page 88: Front Wheel

    4. Remove the brake caliper on each To remove the front wheel side by removing the bolts. EWA10820 WARNING It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer service the wheel. Securely support the motor- cycle so that there is no danger of it falling over.
  • Page 89 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: Make sure that there is enough space between the brake pads before install- ing the brake calipers onto the brake discs. Tightening torque: Brake caliper bolt: 35 Nm (3.5 m·kgf, 25 ft·lbf) 1. Wheel axle 1.
  • Page 90: Rear Wheel

    WARNING the swingarm. several times to check for proper 5. Turn the drive chain slack adjust- It is advisable to have a Yamaha fork operation. ing bolts in direction (a) to loosen dealer service the wheel. the drive chain enough so it can be...
  • Page 91 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA11070 NOTE: CAUTION: If the drive chain is difficult to re- Do not apply the brake after the move, remove the wheel axle first, wheel has been removed together and then lift the wheel upward with the brake disc, otherwise the enough to remove the drive chain brake pads will be forced shut.
  • Page 92: Troubleshooting

    Drive chain slack adjusting bolt: self. However, should your motorcycle 2 Nm (0.2 m·kgf, 1.4 ft·lbf) require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 7. Tighten the locknuts to their speci- dealer, whose skilled technicians have fied torque.
  • Page 93: Troubleshooting Charts

    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.
  • Page 94 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.
  • Page 95: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    Rust and corrosion can develop matte colored finished parts. Be Cleaning even if high-quality components are sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for ECA11141 advice on what products to use be- used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un- CAUTION: fore cleaning the vehicle.
  • Page 96 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE with mild detergent, alkaline pounds for plastic may leave NOTE: products and a soft brush may scratches on the windshield. Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may be used. Test the product on a small hid- remain well into spring.
  • Page 97 Note that the thermally induced discoloring of the portion of the ex- Make sure that there is no oil or Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on haust pipe leading into the titanium what products to use. wax on the brakes or tires.
  • Page 98: Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU26180 3. Perform the following steps to pro- 4. Lubricate all control cables and the Storage tect the cylinders, piston rings, etc. pivoting points of all levers and from corrosion. pedals as well as of the side- Short-term a.
  • Page 99: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Fuel: Overall length: Type: Recommended fuel: 2040 mm (80.3 in) SAE 10W-30, SAE 10W-40, SAE 15W-40, Premium unleaded gasoline only Overall width: SAE 20W-40 or SAE 20W-50 Fuel tank capacity: 705 mm (27.8 in) 17.3 L (4.57 US gal) (3.81 Overall height: Fuel reserve amount: -20 -10...
  • Page 100 SPECIFICATIONS Gear ratio: Manufacturer/model: Rear wheel: 1st: BRIDGESTONE/BT016R F Wheel type: 31/12 (2.583) Manufacturer/model: Cast wheel 2nd: DUNLOP/Qualifier PT M Rim size: 32/16 (2.000) Loading: 17M/C x MT5.50 3rd: Maximum load: Front brake: 30/18 (1.667) 190 kg (419 lb) Type: 4th: (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and Dual disc brake...
  • Page 101 SPECIFICATIONS Electrical system: Turn signal indicator light: Ignition system: Fuel level warning light: Transistorized coil ignition (digital) Charging system: Coolant temperature warning light: AC magneto Battery: Engine trouble warning light: Model: YTZ10S Immobilizer system indicator light: Voltage, capacity: 12 V, 8.6 Ah Shift timing indicator light: Headlight: Bulb type:...
  • Page 102: Consumer Information

    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. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1.
  • Page 103 The model label is affixed to the frame under the passenger seat. (See page 3-19.) Record the information on this la- bel in the space provided. This informa- tion will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 104 INDEX EXUP system ........3-26 Air filter element ........6-19 Neutral indicator light ......3-4 Anti-theft alarm (optional)...... 3-13 Front and rear brake pads, checking..6-24 Auxiliary light......... 6-38 Front fork, adjusting......3-21 Oil level warning light ......3-4 Front fork, checking ......6-31 Fuel............
  • Page 105 INDEX Throttle grip and cable, checking and lubricating..... 6-28 Tires............6-20 Tool kit ............ 6-1 Troubleshooting........6-43 Troubleshooting charts ......6-44 Turn signal indicator lights ...... 3-4 Turn signal light bulb, replacing.... 6-37 Turn signal switch......... 3-14 Valve clearance ........6-20 Vehicle identification number....

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