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YAMAHA Royal Star XVZ1300A Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 EAU00001 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of a XVZ1300A, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience in and newest technology for the design and the manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
  • Page 3: 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 EAU00008 XVZ1300A OWNER’S MANUAL © 1999 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st Edition, August 1999 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

  • Page 8: Give Safety The Right Of Way

  • Page 9 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 your motorcycle’s value and operating condition.
  • Page 10: Description

    DESCRIPTION Left view ..................... 2-1 Right view................... 2-2 Controls/Instruments ................2-3...
  • Page 11 D ESCRIPTION EAU00026 Left view 1. Shift pedal (page 3-6) 6. Seat lock (page 3-10) 2. Starter (choke) knob (page 3-9) 7. Rear turn signal lights (page 6-28) 3. Fuel cock (page 3-8) 8. Tail/brake light (page 6-28) 4. Steering lock (page 3-9) 9.
  • Page 12 DESCRIPTION Right view 11. Passenger footrest 18. Headlight (page 6-27) 12. Main switch (page 3-1) 19. Front turn signal light (page 6-28) 13. Passenger seat 20. Rear brake pedal (page 3-6) 14. Helmet holders (page 3-11) 21. Rider footrest 15. Rider seat (page 3-10) 22.
  • Page 13 DESCRIPTION Controls/Instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 3-5) 4. Right handlebar switches (page 3-5) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-4) 5. Throttle grip (page 6-12) 3. Speedometer (page 3-3) 6. Front brake lever (page 3-6)
  • Page 14: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Main switch..................3-1 Indicator lights ..................3-1 Speedometer..................3-3 Antitheft alarm (optional) ..............3-3 Handlebar switches ................3-4 Clutch lever ..................3-5 Shift pedal ..................3-6 Front brake lever................. 3-6 Rear brake pedal................3-6 Fuel tank cap..................3-7 Fuel ....................
  • Page 15: Main Switch

    I NSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00027 EAU00054* (Parking) The taillight and auxiliary light come on but all other circuits are off. With the key at “OFF”, push it into the main switch, turn it counterclockwise to “ ”, and remove it. To cancel the parking, turn the key clockwise.
  • Page 16: Instrument And Control Functions

    Turn the engine stop switch to “ ” Yamaha dealer to have the self-di- EAU01257 and the main switch to “ON”. 6. Engine overheat indicator light agnostic systems checked.
  • Page 17: Speedometer

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00109 Antitheft alarm (optional) An antitheft alarm can be equipped to this motorcycle. Consult your Yamaha dealer to obtain and install the alarm. 1. “TRIP” button 2. Odometer/Trip meter To reset the trip meter to “0”, push the EAU01202 “TRIP”...
  • Page 18: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00127 3. Turn signal switch To signal a right-hand turn, push the switch to “ ”. To signal a left-hand turn, push the switch to “ ”. Once the switch is released it will return to the center position.
  • Page 19: Clutch Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00143 3. Start switch “ ” The starter motor cranks the engine when pushing the start switch. EC000005 CAUTION: See starting instructions prior to starting the engine. 1. Clutch lever EAU00138 EAU00152 1. Engine stop switch Clutch lever The engine stop switch is a safety de- The clutch lever is located on the left...
  • Page 20: Shift Pedal

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Shift pedal 1. Front brake lever EAU01215 EAU00158 EAU00162 Shift pedal Front brake lever Rear brake pedal The shift pedal is located on the left The front brake lever is located on the The rear brake pedal is on the right side of the engine and is used in com- right handlebar.
  • Page 21: Fuel Tank Cap

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS NOTE: This tank cap cannot be closed unless the key is in the lock. The key cannot be removed if the cap is not locked properly. EW000023 WARNING Be sure the cap is properly installed and locked in place before riding the 1.
  • Page 22: Fuel Cock

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00185 OFF: closed position ON: normal position CAUTION: Always wipe off spilled fuel immedi- ately with a dry and clean soft cloth. Fuel may deteriorate painted surfac- es or plastic parts. EAU00191 Recommended fuel: 1. Pointed end positioned over “OFF” 1.
  • Page 23: Starter (choke) Knob

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS RES: reserve position 1. Pointed end positioned over “RES” 1. Steering lock EAU03032 EAU01214 Starter (choke) knob Steering lock This indicates reserve. If you run out of Starting a cold engine requires a richer The steering lock is located on the left fuel while riding, set the fuel cock to this air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by side of the head pipe.
  • Page 24: Rider Seat

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To unlock the steering 1. Open the steering lock cover. 2. Insert the key, turn it counterclock- wise 1/8 turn, and let go of it. (It au- tomatically moves to where it can be removed.) 3. Remove the key and close the steering lock cover.
  • Page 25: Helmet Holders

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Helmet holder ( 2) 1. Helmet holding cable To secure a helmet on the left side EAU01636 EW000031 Helmet holders WARNING holder, use the helmet holding cable lo- There are two helmet holders under the Never ride with a helmet secured in cated beside the tool kit.
  • Page 26: Adjusting Front Fork Preload

    CAUTION: decreases spring preload. Special Never exceed the maximum pres- equipment is required to adjust the air sure, or oil seal damage may occur. pressure in the front fork. Have your Yamaha dealer make this adjustment. 3-12...
  • Page 27: Adjusting Rear Shock Absorber Preload

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Special wrench 1. Locknut A. Distance “A” 2. Adjusting nut 2. Turn adjusting EAU01694 Adjusting rear shock 1. Loosen the locknut. direction a to increase spring pre- absorber preload load and in direction b to de- This shock absorber is equipped with a crease spring preload.
  • Page 28 Distance “A” = 48.5 mm damping performance. Standard: Take your shock absorber to a Distance “A” = 45.5 mm Yamaha dealer for any service. Maximum (hard): Distance “A” = 40.5 mm EC000015 CAUTION: EAU00315 Never attempt to turn an adjuster...
  • Page 29: Sidestand

    Please check carefully the operating instructions listed be- low and if there is any indication of a malfunction, return the motorcycle to a Yamaha dealer immediately for repair. 3-15...
  • Page 30: Pre-operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Pre-operation check list..............4-1...
  • Page 31: Pre-operation Check List

    P RE-OPERATION CHECKS EAU01114 Owners are personally responsible for their vehicle’s condition. Your motorcycle’s vital functions can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if it remains unused (for instance, if it is exposed to the elements). Any damage, fluid leak or loss of tire pressure could have serious consequences.
  • Page 32 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ITEM CHECKS PAGE • Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened. Chassis fasteners — • Tighten if necessary. • Check fuel level. Fuel 3-7 ~ 3-8 • Fill with fuel if necessary. Lights, signals and •...
  • Page 34: Operation And Important Riding Points

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS Starting the engine................5-1 Starting a warm engine ..............5-3 Shifting ....................5-3 Tips for reducing fuel consumption ............ 5-4 Engine break-in .................. 5-5 Parking ....................5-6...
  • Page 35: Starting The Engine

    Consult EW000054 corner. Yamaha dealer regarding any WARNING control or function that you do Before going through the following not thoroughly understand. steps, check the function of the Never start your engine or let it sidestand switch and clutch switch.
  • Page 36: Operation And Important Riding Points

    If level indicator light goes off. If not, the light does not come on, ask a consult a Yamaha dealer. Yamaha dealer to inspect it.
  • Page 37: Starting A Warm Engine

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 6. After starting the engine, move the EAU01258 Starting a warm engine starter (choke) to the halfway posi- The starter (choke) is not required tion. when the engine is warm. NOTE: EC000046 For maximum engine life, never accel- CAUTION: erate hard with a cold engine! See the “Engine break-in”...
  • Page 38: Tips For Reducing Fuel Consumption

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EC000048 EAU00424 Tips for reducing fuel CAUTION: consumption Do not coast for long periods Your motorcycle’s fuel consumption with the engine off, and do not depends to a large extent on your tow the motorcycle a long dis- riding style.
  • Page 39: Engine Break-in

    Vary the speed of the motorcycle If any engine trouble should occur must be avoided. during the break-in period, consult a from time to time. Do not operate it at Yamaha dealer immediately. one set throttle position. 150 ~ 500 km Avoid prolonged...
  • Page 40: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU00457 Parking When parking the motorcycle, stop the engine and remove the ignition key. Turn the fuel cock to “OFF” whenever stopping the engine. EW000058 WARNING The exhaust system is hot. Park the motorcycle in a place where pedes- trians or children are not likely to touch the motorcycle.
  • Page 42: Periodic Maintenance And Minor Repair

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Tool kit..............6-1 Brake light switch adjustment......6-18 Periodic maintenance and lubrication....6-3 Checking the front and rear brake pads ..... 6-19 Spark plugs............6-6 Inspecting the brake fluid level ......6-19 Engine oil ..............6-7 Brake fluid replacement ........6-21 Final gear oil ............6-10 Brake and shift pedal lubrication ......
  • Page 43: Tool Kit

    EW000060 WARNING If you are not familiar with motor- cycle service, this work should be done by a Yamaha dealer. 1. Tool kit EAU00464 EAU00469 Periodic inspection, adjustment and lu- Tool kit...
  • Page 44 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: If you do not have necessary tools re- quired during a service operation, take your motorcycle to a Yamaha dealer for service. EW000063 WARNING Modifications to this motorcycle not approved by Yamaha may cause loss of performance, and render it unsafe for use.
  • Page 45: Periodic Maintenance And Lubrication

    • Correct accordingly. • Replace brake pads if necessary. • Check balance, runout and for damage. Wheels • Rebalance or replace if necessary. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 46 • Lubricate with molybdenum disulfide grease every 24,000 km or pivoting points 24 months (whichever comes first). * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 47 Final gear oil • Change oil at initial 1,000 km and thereafter every 24,000 km or 24 months (whichever comes first). * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer. EAU02971 NOTE: The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • Page 48: Spark Plugs

    Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. In- stead, take the motorcycle to a Yamaha dealer. You should periodical- ly remove and inspect the spark plugs because heat and deposits will cause any spark plug to slowly break down and erode.
  • Page 49: Engine Oil

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. Install the spark plug and tighten it to the specified torque. Tightening torque: Spark plug: 17.5 Nm (1.75 m·kg) NOTE: If a torque wrench is not available when a. Spark plug gap 1. Oil level window you are installing a spark plug, a good 2.
  • Page 50 3. Remove the drain bolt and drain the O-ring of new oil filter. the oil. 4. Remove the oil filter by using an oil NOTE: filter wrench. Make sure the O-ring is seated proper- NOTE: An oil filter wrench is available at a nearby Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 51 Oil filter: Be sure no foreign material en- EC000067 17 Nm (1.7 m·kg) ters the crankcase. CAUTION: If the indicator light flickers or re- mains on, immediately stop the en- gine and consult with a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 52: Final Gear Oil

    5. Place the reservoir tank cover in 2. Check the coolant level in the res- Yamaha dealer for repairs. the original position and install the ervoir tank when the engine is cold screw.
  • Page 53: Carburetor Adjustment

    A diagnostic tachometer must be used cated adjustment. Most adjustments for this procedure. should be left to a Yamaha dealer who 1. Attach the tachometer. Start the has the professional knowledge and engine and warm it up for a few experience to do so.
  • Page 54: Throttle Cable Free Play Inspection

    There should be a free play of 4 ~ speed and in direction b to de- 6 mm at the throttle grip. If the free play is incorrect, ask a Yamaha dealer to crease engine speed. make this adjustment. Standard idle speed:...
  • Page 55: Tires

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EW000082 EW000083 WARNING WARNING Tire inflation pressure should be Proper loading of your motorcycle checked and adjusted when the is important for several characteris- temperature of the tire equals the tics of your motorcycle, such as ambient air temperature.
  • Page 56 Yamaha dealer immediately. Brakes, tires, and relat- ed wheel parts replacement should 1. Sidewall 1. Tire valve be left to a Yamaha Service Techni- a. Tread depth 2. Valve core cian. 3. Valve cap with seal Tire inspection CE-11E...
  • Page 57: Wheels

    150/80-16 71H D404F long service, and safe operation, note tioned below have been approved Type the following: by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. for this Tire valve TR412 Always inspect the wheels before model. No guarantee for handling Valve core #9000A a ride.
  • Page 58: Clutch Lever Free Play Adjustment

    1.6 Nm (0.16 m·kg) gear, or if the clutch slips, causing ac- celeration to lag behind engine speed, there is probably air in the clutch sys- tem and it must be bled out. Ask a Yamaha dealer to do this service. 6-16...
  • Page 59: Front Brake Lever Free Play Adjustment

    100 mm below the top of the control and an accident. Have a The free play at the front brake lever footrest. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to Yamaha dealer inspect and should be 2 ~ 5 mm.
  • Page 60: Brake Light Switch Adjustment

    2. Adjusting nut control and an accident. Have a EAU00713 Yamaha dealer inspect and bleed Brake light switch adjustment the system if necessary. The rear brake light switch is activated by the brake pedal and is properly ad- justed when the brake light comes on just before braking takes effect.
  • Page 61: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Pads

    If the groove has almost disap- Before riding, check that the brake fluid allow checking of brake pad wear with- peared, ask a Yamaha dealer to re- is above the minimum level and fill out disassembling the brake. Inspect place the pads.
  • Page 62 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Have a Yamaha dealer check the cause if the brake fluid level goes down. 1. Minimum level mark 1. Minimum level mark Observe these precautions: Refill with the same type of brake When checking the fluid level, fluid.
  • Page 63: Brake Fluid Replacement

    EAU00742 Brake fluid replacement The brake fluid should be replaced only by trained Yamaha service personnel. Have the Yamaha dealer replace the following components during periodic maintenance or when they are dam- aged or leaking: oil seals (every two years)
  • Page 64: Brake And Clutch Lever Lubrication

    Lubricate the sidestand pivoting point and metal-to-metal contact surfaces. Lubricate the pivoting parts. Check that the sidestand moves up and down smoothly. Recommended lubricant: Engine oil Recommended lubricant: Engine oil EW000113 WARNING If the sidestand does not move smoothly, consult a Yamaha dealer. 6-22...
  • Page 65: Front Fork Inspection

    3. Push down hard on the handle- If the battery seems to have dis- bars several times and check if the charged, consult a Yamaha deal- fork rebounds smoothly. EC000098 If the motorcycle is equipped with...
  • Page 66 If you do not have a sealed- Batteries produce explosive gases. type battery charger, contact Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes etc., your Yamaha dealer. away. Ventilate when charging or Always make sure the connec- using in an enclosed space. Always...
  • Page 67: Fuse Replacement

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Screw 1. Ignition fuse 1. Bolt ( 2) 2. Signaling system fuse 2. Screw EAU01702 3. Headlight fuse Fuse replacement Main fuse box 4. Fan fuse Sub fuse box The main fuse box is located behind 5.
  • Page 68 Install a new fuse of specified amperage. Turn on the switches and see if the electrical device operates. If the fuse immediately blows again, con- sult a Yamaha dealer. 1. Main fuse 2. Spare fuse EC000103 CAUTION:...
  • Page 69: Headlight Bulb Replacement

    5. Install the bulb cover, connectors 4. Put a new bulb into position and and headlight unit. Ask a Yamaha secure it in place with the bulb dealer to adjust the headlight holder. beam if necessary.
  • Page 70: Turn Signal And Taillight Bulb Replacement

    Turn signal and taillight bulb If your motorcycle requires any repair, replacement bring it to a Yamaha dealer. The skilled 1. Remove the screws and the lens. technicians at a Yamaha dealership 2. Push the bulb inward and turn it have the tools, experience, and know- counterclockwise.
  • Page 71: Troubleshooting Chart

    Remove spark plugs and check electrodes. Engine doesn’t start, go to battery Dry. Ask a Yamaha dealer to inspect. check. 4. Battery Engine turns over Battery good. quickly. Engine doesn’t start, ask a Yamaha Use the electric starter.
  • Page 72: Engine Overheating

    Restart the engine. If the engine overheats again, ask a Level is OK. Yamaha dealer to inspect and repair the cooling system. NOTE: If it is difficult to get the recommended coolant, tap water can be temporarily used, provided that it is changed to the recom- mended coolant as soon as possible.
  • Page 74: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Care ....................7-1 Storage....................7-4...
  • Page 75 M OTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU01521 Before cleaning Cleaning 1. Cover up the muffler outlets with After normal use plastic bags. Remove dirt with warm water, a neutral 2. Make sure that all caps and covers detergent and a soft clean sponge, as well as all electrical couplers then rinse with plenty of clean water.
  • Page 76: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE ECA00010 Do not use any harsh chemical For motorcycles equipped with CAUTION: products on plastic parts. Be a windshield: Do not use strong Avoid using strong acidic wheel sure to avoid using cloths or cleaners or hard sponges as cleaners, especially on spoked sponges which have been in they...
  • Page 77 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 1. Clean your motorcycle with cold After cleaning EWA00001 WARNING water and soap after the engine 1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois Make sure that there is no oil or wax has cooled down. or an absorbing cloth. on the brakes and tires.
  • Page 78 NOTE: Always store your motorcycle in a cool, “OFF” position: Turn the fuel cock Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on dry place and, if necessary, protect it to “OFF”. what products to use.
  • Page 79 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE a. Remove the spark plug caps and 6. Lubricate all control cables and 9. Remove the battery and fully spark plugs. the pivoting points of all levers and charge it. Store it in a cool, dry b.
  • Page 80: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Specifications ..................8-1 How to use the conversion table ............8-5...
  • Page 81: Specifications

    S PECIFICATIONS EAU01038 Specifications Model XVZ1300A Engine oil Dimensions Type -20˚ -10˚ 0˚ 10˚ 20˚ 30˚ 40˚ 50˚C Overall length 2,480 mm SAE 10W/30 Overall width 950 mm SAE 10W/40 Overall height 1,160 mm SAE 15W/40 Seat height 715 mm...
  • Page 82 SPECIFICATIONS Final gear oil Transmission type Constant mesh 5-speed Type SAE80API “GL-4” Hypoid Gear Operation Left foot operation Gear ratio Quantity 0.2 L 2.438 Radiator 1.579 capacity (including all routes) 2.9 L 1.160 Air filter Dry type element 0.906 Fuel 0.750 Type Regular unleaded gasoline...
  • Page 83 SPECIFICATIONS Maximum load* 203 kg Rear Air pressure (cold tire) Type Single disc brake Up to 90 kg load* Operation Right foot operation Front 250 kPa (2.50 kg/cm , 2.50 bar) Fluid DOT 4 Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kg/cm , 2.50 bar) Suspension 90 kg load ~ maximum load* Front...
  • Page 84 SPECIFICATIONS Headlight type Quartz bulb (halogen) Bulb voltage, wattage quantity Headlight 12 V, 60/55 W Auxiliary light 12 V, 4 W Tail/brake light 12 V, 5/21 W Turn signal lights 12 V, 21 W Meter light 14 V, 1.4 W Neutral indicator light 12 V, 1.7 W High beam indicator light...
  • Page 85: How To Use The Conversion Table

    SPECIFICATIONS EAU01064 HOW TO USE THE 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...
  • Page 86: Consumer Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Identification number records............. 9-1 Key identification number ..............9-1 Vehicle identification number.............. 9-1 Model label..................9-2...
  • Page 87: Identification Number Records

    Record the key identification number, vehicle identification number and mod- el label information in the spaces pro- vided for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehicle is sto- len. 1. Key identification number 1.
  • Page 88: Model Label

    The model label is affixed to the frame under the seat. (See page 3-10 for seat removal procedures.) Record the infor- mation on this label in the space pro- vided. This information will be needed to order spare parts from your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 89: Left View

    I NDEX 1 0 - Front brake lever free play Oil level indicator light ......3-2 adjustment .......... 6-17 Overdrive / Engine trouble Adjusting front fork preload ....3-12 Front fork inspection ......6-23 indicator light........3-2 Adjusting rear shock absorber Fuel ............3-7 Turn indicator light ......3-2 preload ..........3-13 Fuel cock..........
  • Page 90 INDEX Shifting ............ 5-3 Valve clearance adjustment ....6-12 Shift pedal ..........3-6 Vehicle identification number....9-1 Sidestand ..........3-15 Sidestand/clutch switch operation Wheels..........6-15 check ..........3-15 Sidestand lubrication ......6-22 Spark plugs ..........6-6 Specifications .......... 8-1 Speedometer........... 3-3 Starter (choke) knob ........

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