EAU00001 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of a XVS650/XVS650A, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experi- ence in and newest technology for the design and the manufacture of high-quality prod- ucts, 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.
EAU00008 XVS650/XVS650A OWNER’S MANUAL 1999 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st Edition, May 1999 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan.
EAA30002 TABLE OF CONTENTS EAU00009 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...
GIVE SAFETY THE RIGHT OF WAY GIVE 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 ig- nore the laws of physics.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00027 EAU00029 1. Push Main switch/Steering lock The key can be removed in this posi- 2. Turn tion. To lock the steering, turn the han- The main switch controls the ignition EAU00044 (Parking) dlebars all the way to the left. While and lighting systems.
In such a case, take the motorcycle to 2. Turn indicator light “ ” 2. Speedometer 3. Neutral indicator light “ ” a Yamaha dealer to have the self-diag- 3. Odometer 4. Engine trouble indicator light “ ” 4. Trip odometer nostic systems checked.
Pass switch “ ” Press the switch to operate the pass- An antitheft alarm can be equipped to ing light. this motorcycle. Consult your Yamaha dealer to obtain and install the alarm. EAU00121 Dimmer switch Turn the switch to “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00138 Engine stop switch The engine stop switch is a safety de- vice for use in an emergency such as when the motorcycle overturns or if trouble occurs in the throttle system. Turn the switch to “ ”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00152 EAU00157 EAU00158 Clutch lever Shift pedal Front brake lever The clutch lever is located on the left This motorcycle is equipped with a The front brake lever is located on the handlebar, and the ignition circuit cut- constant-mesh 5-speed transmission.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EW000023 WARNING Be sure the cap is properly installed and locked in place before riding the motorcycle. EAU00162 EAU00167 Rear brake pedal Fuel tank cap The rear brake pedal is on the right To open side of the motorcycle. Press down on Insert the key and turn it 1/4 turn clock- the brake pedal to apply the rear wise.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00185 CAUTION: Always wipe off spilled fuel immedi- ately with a dry and clean soft cloth. Fuel may deteriorate painted sur- faces or plastic parts. EAU00191 1. Filler tube 1. Fuel tank breather hose Recommended fuel: 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Off position Normal position Reserve position 1. Arrow mark positioned over “OFF” 1. Arrow mark positioned over “ON” 1. Arrow mark positioned over “RES” EAU02969 Fuel cock With the fuel cock in this position, fuel This indicates reserve. If you run out of The fuel cock supplies fuel from the flows to the carburetors.
” 1. Nut EAU02973 EAU01889 Starter (choke) “ ” Seats (for XVS650) Starting a cold engine requires a richer Passenger seat air-fuel mixture. A separate starter cir- To remove cuit supplies this mixture. Remove the nut and pull the seat up- Move in direction a to turn on the ward.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS XVS650 XVS650 1. Bolt ( 2) 1. Seat holder 2. Seat holder 2. Projection 3. Projection Rider seat To install To remove Insert the projection on the front of the 1. Remove the passenger seat. seat into the seat holder and install the 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS XVS650A XVS650A XVS650A 1. Bolt 1. Seat holder 1. Bolt 2. Projection ( 2) EAU01888 Seats (for XVS650A) To install Rider seat Passenger seat Insert the projections on the front of the To remove To remove seat into the holder and install the bolt.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS XVS650A 1. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder 2. Projection EAU00260 Helmet holder To install To open the helmet holder, insert the 1. Insert the projection on the front of key in the lock and turn it as shown. To the seat into the holder and install lock the helmet holder, replace the the bolt.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Compartment cover 1. Storage compartment 2. Lock To open To close EAU01869 Slide the lock cover open, insert the Storage compartment Place the storage compartment cover key in the lock and turn it clockwise. The storage compartment is located in its original position as shown.
Do not deform or damage the 1. Remove the passenger seat and cylinder in any way. Cylinder rider seat. (See page 3-9 for re- damage will result in poor moval procedures.) damping performance. Take your shock absorber to a Yamaha dealer for any service. 3-14...
AND THE ENGINE STOP SWITCH TO EW000045 “ ”. WARNING If improper operation is noted, con- sult a Yamaha dealer immediately. TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND SIDESTAND IS UP. PULL IN CLUTCH LEVER AND PUSH THE START SWITCH. ENGINE WILL START.
PRE-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 tank • Fill with fuel if necessary. Lights, signals and switches •...
Consult the following conditions: Yamaha dealer regarding any The transmission is in neutral. control or function that you do The sidestand is up, the transmis- not thoroughly understand. sion is in gear and the clutch is Never start your engine or let it disengaged.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS COPY CF-28ECF-28E TURN THE MAIN SWITCH TO “ON” AND THE ENGINE STOP SWITCH TO “ ”. IF TRANSMISSION IS IN NEUTRAL AND IF TRANSMISSION IS IN GEAR AND SIDESTAND IS DOWN, SIDESTAND IS UP, PUSH START SWITCH. PULL IN CLUTCH LEVER AND PUSH START ENGINE WILL START.
10 seconds on any one attempt. If the light does not come on, ask a 6. After starting the engine, move Yamaha dealer to inspect it. the starter (choke) to the halfway 4. Turn on the starter (choke) and position.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU01258 EC000048 Starting a warm engine CAUTION: The starter (choke) is not required Do not coast for long periods when the engine is warm. with the engine off, and do not EC000046 tow the motorcycle a long dis- CAUTION: tance.
Turn off the engine instead of let- If any engine trouble should occur ting it idle for an extended length during the break-in period, consult of time, i.e. in traffic jams, at traffic a Yamaha dealer immediately. lights or railroad crossings.
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.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Tool kit ..............6-1 Inspecting the brake ﬂuid level......6-22 Periodic maintenance and lubrication ....6-2 Brake ﬂuid replacement ........6-22 Panel removal and installation......6-5 Cable inspection and lubrication....... 6-23 Panel A ............... 6-6 Throttle cable and grip lubrication.....
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU00473 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION EVERY 6,000 km 12,000 km Initial ITEM CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE JOBS (1,000 km) 6 months 12 months (whichever (whichever comes first) comes first) • Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Fuel line •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EVERY 6,000 km 12,000 km Initial ITEM CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE JOBS (1,000 km) 6 months 12 months (whichever (whichever comes first) comes first) • Check swingarm pivoting point for play. • Correct if necessary. Swingarm •...
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. EAU02970 NOTE: The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR XVS650 XVS650A 1. Panel A 1. Panel A 1. Panel B EAU01122 Panel removal and installation The panels illustrated need to be re- moved to perform some of the mainte- nance described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a panel has to be removed or reinstalled.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Bolt 1. Spark plug cap To install EAU00491 EAU01485 Place the panel in its original position Panel B Spark plugs and install the bolt. To remove Removal Remove the bolt and pull outward on 1.
Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. Instead, take the motorcycle to a Yamaha dealer. You should periodi-...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Tightening torque: Spark plug: 20 Nm (2.0 m·kg) NOTE: If a torque wrench is not available when you are installing a spark plug, a good estimate of the correct torque is 1. Maximum level mark 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Engine oil filler cap 1. Cover 1. Bolt ( 5) 2. Bolt ( 3) 2. Oil filter cover Engine oil and oil filter element re- 4. Remove the cover and the oil filter 8. Install oil filter cover and cover, placement cover by removing the bolts.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Remove the oil filler bolt and check the oil level. The oil level should be at the brim of the filler hole. Add the recommended oil if necessary. Oil replacement 1. Place an oil pan under the final gear case.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Final gear oil quantity: 0.19 L Recommended oil: SAE 80 API GL-4 Hypoid gear oil If desired, an SAE 80W90 hypoid gear oil may be used for all conditions. 1. Air filter case cover NOTE: 3.
The carburetors are important parts of the engine and require very sophisti- cated adjustment. Most adjustments should be left to a Yamaha dealer who has the professional knowledge and experience to do so. However, the idle speed may be adjusted by the owner 1.
There should be a free play of 4 ~ long service, and safe operation, note 6 mm at the throttle grip. If the free play the following: is incorrect, ask a Yamaha dealer to make this adjustment. Tire air pressure Always check and adjust the tire pres- sure before operating the motorcycle.
Properly adjust the suspen- sion for your load, and check the COPY CE-32ECE-32E condition and pressure of your XVS650 tires. NEVER OVERLOAD YOUR Maximum load* 180 kg MOTORCYCLE. Make sure the total Cold tire pressure...
Failure to FRONT (XVS650A) wheel parts replacement have a wheel balanced can result Manufacturer Size Type should be left to a Yamaha Ser- in poor performance, adverse Bridgestone 130/90-16 67S G703 vice Technician. handling characteristics, Dunlop 130/90-16 67S...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Locknut 1. Adjusting nut 2. Adjusting bolt 2. Locknut c. Free play If the specified free play cannot be ob- EAU00694 tained, proceed with the following Clutch lever free play steps. adjustment 4. Loosen the locknut at the clutch The clutch lever free play should be lever.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR accident. Have a Yamaha dealer inspect and bleed the system if necessary. 1. Locknut a. Free play 2. Adjusting bolt EW000099 EAU00696 WARNING Front brake lever free play Check the brake lever free play. adjustment...
Free play WARNING c. Tighten the locknut. The brake pedal free play should be It is advisable to have a Yamaha adjusted to 20 ~ 30 mm at the brake dealer make this adjustment. pedal end. Turn the adjusting nut on...
EAU01119 If the indicator reaches the wear limit justed when the brake light comes on Front brake line, ask a Yamaha dealer to replace just before braking takes effect. To ad- Wear indicator grooves are provided the shoes. just the rear brake light switch, hold the on each brake pad.
Brake fluid replacement brake fluid. Otherwise, the rubber The brake fluid should be replaced seals may deteriorate, causing only by trained Yamaha service per- leakage and poor brake perfor- sonnel. Have the Yamaha dealer re- mance. place the following components during...
Lubricate the pivoting parts. Lubricate the cables and cable ends. If a suitable all-purpose grease. a cable does not operate smoothly, Recommended lubricant: ask a Yamaha dealer to replace it. Engine oil Recommended lubricant: Engine oil 6-23...
Lubricate the sidestand pivoting point and metal-to-metal contact surfaces. Lubricate the pivoting parts. Check that the sidestand moves up Recommended lubricant: and down smoothly. Engine oil Recommended lubricant: Engine oil EW000113 WARNING If the sidestand does not move smoothly, consult a Yamaha dealer. 6-24...
If EC000098 any free play can be felt, ask a CAUTION: Yamaha dealer to inspect and adjust the steering. Inspection is easier if the If any damage or unsmooth move- front wheel is removed. ment is found with the front fork, consult a Yamaha dealer.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Specified fuses: Main fuse: 30 A Ignition fuse: 10 A Signaling system fuse: 10 A Headlight fuse: 15 A Carburetor heater fuse: 15 A 1. Screw ( 2) 1. Bulb holder EAU00833 3. Turn the bulb holder counter- Headlight bulb replacement clockwise to remove it and re- This motorcycle is equipped with a...
Turn signal and taillight bulb 5. Install the bulb cover, connectors Push the bulb inward and turn it replacement and headlight unit. Ask a Yamaha clockwise until it engages into the 1. Remove the screws and the lens. dealer to adjust the headlight socket.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU01579 XVS650A Supporting the motorcycle Since the Yamaha XVS650/XVS650A has no centerstand, follow these pre- cautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other mainte- nance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motor- cycle is in a stable and level position 1.
20 Nm (2.0 m·kg) Rear wheel removal EW000122 7. Install the speedometer cable. WARNING It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer service the wheel. Securely support the motor- cycle so there is no danger of it falling over. 6-32...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. Insert the brake rod into the brake cam lever and install the brake pedal free play adjusting nut. 4. Install the brake torque rod bolt and tighten both bolts to the spec- ified tightening torque. Specified torque: Brake torque rod bolts: 1.
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.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU01521 Care Before cleaning Cleaning 1. Cover up the muffler outlets with After normal use The exposure of its technology makes plastic bags. Remove dirt with warm water, a neutral a motorcycle charming but also vulner- 2.
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 sure to avoid using cloths or cleaners or hard sponges as wheel cleaners, especially on sponges which have been in they will cause dulling or...
6. Wax all painted surfaces. Avoid using abrasive polishing 7. Let the motorcycle dry completely compounds as they wear away before storing it or covering it. the paint. NOTE: Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on what products to use.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Storage Long-term c. Install the spark plug caps onto Before storing your motorcycle for sev- the spark plugs and place the Short-term eral months: spark plugs on the cylinder head Always store your motorcycle in a cool, 1.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 7. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, then raise the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground. Alter- natively, turn the wheels a little ev- ery month in order to prevent the tires from becoming degraded in one spot.
SPECIFICATIONS Speciﬁcations..................8-1 HOW TO USE THE CONVERSION TABLE ........8-6...
SPECIFICATIONS EAU01038 Specifications Model XVS650/XVS650A Engine Dimensions Engine type Air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC XVS650 Cylinder arrangement V type 2-cylinder Overall length 2,340 mm Displacement 649 cm Overall width 880 mm Bore stroke 63 mm Overall height 1,065 mm Compression ratio Starting system...
SAE80API “GL-4” Hypoid Gear 1.900 1.458 Quantity 0.19 L 1.166 Air filter Dry type element 0.966 Fuel Chassis Type Regular unleaded gasoline XVS650 Fuel tank capacity 16 L Frame type Double cradle Reserve amount Caster angle 35˚ Carburetor Trail 153 mm Type quantity...
Double cradle Type Tube Caster angle 35˚ Front Trail 145 mm Size 130/90-16 67S Tires Manufacturer/ model Bridgestone / G703 XVS650 Dunlop / D404F Type Tube Rear Front Size 100/90-19 57S Size 170/80-15 M/C 77S Manufacturer/ Manufacturer/ model Bridgestone / L309...
SPECIFICATIONS Wheels Suspension XVS650 Front Front Type Telescopic fork Type Spoke Rear Size MT2.50 Type Swingarm Rear Shock absorber Type Spoke Front Coil spring/oil damper Size 15M/C MT3.50 Rear Coil spring/gas-oil damper, spring preload adjustable XVS650A Wheel travel Front XVS650...
SPECIFICATIONS Headlight type Quartz bulb (halogen) Fuses Bulb voltage, wattage quantity Main fuse 30 A XVS650 Ignition fuse 10 A Headlight 12 V, 60/55 W Signaling system fuse 10 A Auxiliary light 12 V, 4 W 1 (except for GB)
SPECIFICATIONS EAU01064 HOW TO USE THE CONVERSION TABLE 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 3-9 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.
Cable inspection and lubrication ....6-23 Fuel tank cap ..........3-6 Carburetor adjustment ......6-13 Fuse replacement ........6-27 Care ............7-1 Left view (XVS650) ........2-1 Checking the front brake pads and Left view (XVS650A) ........2-3 Give safety the right of way ......1-1 rear brake shoes ........6-21 Lights switch ..........3-4...
Tips for reducing fuel consumption ..5-5 Rear wheel installation ......6-33 Tires ............6-15 Rear wheel removal ....... 6-32 Tool kit ............6-1 Right view (XVS650) ........ 2-2 Troubleshooting ........6-34 Right view (XVS650A) ......2-4 Troubleshooting chart ......6-35 Turn indicator light ........3-2 Turn signal and taillight bulb Seats (for XVS650) ........
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