Summary of Contents for YAMAHA Royal Star XVZ1300A
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.
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 your motorcycle’s value and operating condition.
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.
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”...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 •...
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.
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”...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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)
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...
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...
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...
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.
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:...
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.
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.
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.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Care ....................7-1 Storage....................7-4...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.