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OWNER'S MANUAL
YZF600RP
YZF600RPC
LIT-11626-15-10
5AH-28199-15

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL YZF600RP YZF600RPC LIT-11626-15-10 5AH-28199-15...
  • Page 2 EAU03438...
  • Page 3 EAU00002 Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha YZF600R/YZF600RC. This model is the result of Yamaha’s vast experience in the production of fine sporting, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. It represents the high degree of craftsmanship and reliability that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.
  • Page 4 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

    IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EW000000 WARNING PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL AND THE “YOU AND YOUR MOTORCYCLE: RIDING TIPS” BOOKLET CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS MOTOR- CYCLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE THIS MOTORCYCLE UNTIL YOU HAVE AT- TAINED ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF ITS CONTROLS AND OPERATING FEATURES AND UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN SAFE AND PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES.
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION AFFIX DEALER LABEL HERE EAU03336 YZF600RP/YZF600RPC OWNER’S MANUAL © 2001 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. 1st Edition, March 2001 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is expressly prohibited.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    EAU00009 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 SAFETY INFORMATION 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...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION Safe riding ..................1-1 Protective apparel ................1-3 Modifications ..................1-3 Loading and accessories ..............1-3 Gasoline and exhaust gas..............1-5 Location of important labels .............. 1-7...
  • Page 9: Safe Riding

    S AFETY INFORMATION EAU00014 MOTORCYCLES ARE SINGLE TRACK VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE AND OPERATION ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE USE OF PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS THE EXPERTISE OF THE OPERATOR. EVERY OPERATOR SHOULD KNOW THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS BEFORE RIDING THIS MOTORCYCLE. HE OR SHE SHOULD: 1.
  • Page 10: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Many accidents involve inexperienced operators. In fact, many operators who have been involved in accidents do not even have a current motorcycle license. a. Make sure that you are qualified and that you only lend your motorcycle to other qualified opera- tors.
  • Page 11: Protective Apparel

    6. A passenger should also observe the above precautions. Modifications Modifications made to this motorcycle not approved by Yamaha, or the removal of original equipment, may render the motorcycle unsafe for use and may cause severe personal injury. Modifications may also make your motorcycle illegal to use.
  • Page 12 Genuine Yamaha accessories have been specifically designed for use on this motorcycle. Since Yamaha cannot test all other accessories that may be available, you must personally be responsible for the proper selection, installation and use of non-Yamaha accessories. Use extreme caution when selecting and installing any accessories.
  • Page 13: Gasoline And Exhaust Gas

    SAFETY INFORMATION a. Accessories fitted to the handlebar or the front fork area can create instability due to improper weight distribution or aerodynamic changes. If accessories are added to the handlebar or front fork area, they must be as lightweight as possible and should be kept to a minimum. b.
  • Page 14 SAFETY INFORMATION a. The engine and exhaust system may be hot, therefore, park the motorcycle in a place where pe- destrians or children are not likely to touch these hot areas. b. Do not park the motorcycle on a slope or soft ground, otherwise it may fall over. c.
  • Page 15: Location Of Important Labels

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU02977 Location of important labels Please read the following important labels carefully before operating this motorcycle.
  • Page 16 SAFETY INFORMATION...
  • Page 17: Description

    DESCRIPTION Left view ..................... 2-1 Right view................... 2-2 Controls and instruments ..............2-3...
  • Page 18: Left View

    D ESCRIPTION EAU00026 Left view 1. Air intake duct (page 6-21) 2. Fuel tank (page 3-7) 3. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting ring (page 3-13) 4. Shock absorber assembly rebound damping force adjusting knob (page 3-13) 5. Shock absorber assembly compression damping force adjusting screw (page 3-14) 6.
  • Page 19: Right View

    DESCRIPTION Right view 11. Luggage strap holders (page 3-16) 12. Rear brake fluid check window (page 6-30) 13. Coolant reservoir (page 6-17) 14. Front fork spring preload adjusting bolt (page 3-11) 15. Front fork rebound damping force adjusting screw (page 3-12) 16.
  • Page 20: Description

    DESCRIPTION Controls and instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 3-6) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-5) 3. Starter (choke) lever (page 3-9) 4. Speedometer unit (page 3-3) 5. Tachometer (page 3-3) 6. Coolant temperature gauge (page 3-4) 7. Right handlebar switches (page 3-5) 8.
  • Page 21: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Main switch/steering lock ........3-1 Fuel ..............3-8 Indicator and warning lights ........3-2 Starter (choke) lever ..........3-9 Speedometer unit ..........3-3 Seat ..............3-9 Tachometer ............3-3 Helmet holder ............ 3-10 Self-diagnosis device ...........3-3 Storage compartment ........3-10 Coolant temperature gauge .........3-4 Adjusting the front fork ........
  • Page 22: Main Switch/steering Lock

    I NSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00027 1. Push. 2. Turn. EAU00029 EAU00040 Main switch/steering lock LOCK EW000016 The steering is locked, and all electrical WARNING The main switch/steering lock controls systems are off. The key can be the ignition and lighting systems, and is Never turn the key to “OFF”...
  • Page 23: Instrument And Control Functions

    3. Push the start switch. If the warn- ing light does not come on while ing light does not come on, have a pushing the start switch, have a Yamaha dealer check the electri- Yamaha dealer check the electri- cal circuit. cal circuit.
  • Page 24: Speedometer Unit

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00105 Self-diagnosis device This model is equipped with a self-di- agnosis device for the following electri- cal circuits: throttle position sensor fuel level warning light If any of those circuits are defective, the tachometer will repeatedly display 1.
  • Page 25: Coolant Temperature Gauge

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS If the tachometer displays such an er- ror code, note the circuit-specific num- ber of r/min, and then have a Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle. EC000004 CAUTION: When the tachometer displays an error code, the motorcycle should be checked as soon as possible in 1.
  • Page 26: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU03889 Turn signal switch “ ” To signal a right-hand turn, push this switch to “ ”. To signal a left-hand turn, push this switch to “ ”. When released, the switch returns to the cen- ter position.
  • Page 27: Clutch Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 1. Arrow mark 2. Brake lever position adjusting dial EAU00152 EAU00157 3. Brake lever Clutch lever Shift pedal a. Distance between brake lever and handlebar The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left grip handlebar grip.
  • Page 28: Brake Pedal

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover. NOTE: 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.
  • Page 29: Fuel

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU00185 Your Yamaha engine has been de- CAUTION: signed to use regular unleaded gaso- Immediately wipe off spilled fuel line with a pump octane number with a clean, dry, soft cloth, since [(R+M)/2] of 86 or higher, or a research fuel may deteriorate painted surfac- octane number of 91 or higher.
  • Page 30: Starter (choke) Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS ECA00038 CAUTION: Do not use the starter (choke) for more than 3 minutes as the exhaust pipe may discolor from excessive heat. In addition, extended use of the starter (choke) will cause after- burning. If this occurs, turn off the starter (choke).
  • Page 31: Helmet Holder

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder 1. Storage compartment 2. Projection (× 2) 2. Unlock. EAU04101 Storage compartment To install the seat EAU00261 Helmet holder The storage compartment is located 1. Insert the projections on the front To open the helmet holder, insert the under the seat.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Front Fork

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS When storing the owner’s manual or EAU01862 Adjusting the front fork other documents in the storage com- This front fork is equipped with spring partment, be sure to wrap them in a preload adjusting bolts, rebound damp- plastic bag so that they will not get wet.
  • Page 33 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Current setting 1. Rebound damping force adjusting screw 1. Compression damping force adjusting screw 2. Front fork cap bolt Rebound damping force Compression damping force CI-10E To increase the rebound damping To increase the compression damping Setting force and thereby harden the rebound force and thereby harden the compres-...
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Shock Absorber Assembly

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EC000015 EAU03643 Adjusting the shock absorber CAUTION: assembly Never attempt to turn an adjusting This shock absorber assembly is mechanism beyond the maximum equipped with a spring preload adjust- or minimum settings. ing ring, a rebound damping force ad- justing knob and a compression NOTE: Although the total number of clicks of a...
  • Page 35 INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS NOTE: Although the total number of clicks of the rebound damping force adjusting mechanism may not exactly match the above specifications due to small dif- ferences in production, the actual num- ber of clicks always represents the entire adjusting range.
  • Page 36 Do not deform or damage the gas cylinder in any way, as this will result in poor damping per- formance. Always have a Yamaha dealer service the shock absorber. 3-15...
  • Page 37: Matching The Front And Rear Suspension Settings

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU01580 Matching the front and rear suspension settings Use this table as a guide to match the suspension and damping adjustments of the front fork and shock absorber assembly according to various load conditions. CI-05E Load condition Front fork adjustment Shock absorber assembly adjustment Compression...
  • Page 38: Luggage Strap Holders

    Therefore, can be turned out for easier access. check this system regularly as de- scribed below and have a Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not function properly. 3-17...
  • Page 39: Ignition Circuit Cut-off System

    Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following procedure. EW000045 WARNING If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha dealer check the system before riding. 3-18...
  • Page 40 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 41: Pre-operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Pre-operation check list ..............4-1...
  • Page 42: Pre-operation Check List

    • If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-16–6-17 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. Front brake • Check fluid level in reservoir. 6-29–6-30 • If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level.
  • Page 43 Chassis fasteners — • Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. 6-39–6-41 and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-17 • If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
  • Page 44 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS NOTE: Pre-operation checks should be made each time the motorcycle is used. Such an inspection can be accomplished in a very short time; and the added safety it assures is more than worth the time involved. EWA00033 WARNING If any item in the Pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and repaired before operating the motorcycle.
  • Page 45: Operation And Important Riding Points

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS Starting and warming up a cold engine ..........5-1 Starting a warm engine ..............5-3 Shifting ....................5-3 Engine break-in ................. 5-5 Parking ....................5-6...
  • Page 46 Consult a Yamaha dealer re- blocked and performance will The transmission is in the neutral garding any control or function suffer.
  • Page 47: Operation And Important Riding Points

    Yamaha dealer check the off when the start switch is 3. Turn the starter (choke) on and electrical circuit. completely close the throttle. (See released.
  • Page 48 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 6. When the engine is warm, turn the EAU01258 Starting a warm engine starter (choke) off. Follow the same procedure as for start- NOTE: ing a cold engine with the exception The engine is warm when it responds that the starter (choke) is not required normally to the throttle with the starter when the engine is warm.
  • Page 49 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EC000048 EAU02988 EAU00427 To start out and accelerate To decelerate CAUTION: 1. Pull the clutch lever to disengage 1. Apply both the front and the rear Even with the transmission in the clutch. brakes to slow the motorcycle. the neutral position, do not 2.
  • Page 50: Engine Break-in

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU02989 EAU01128 EAU03749* Recommended shift points Engine break-in 0–1,000 km (0–600 mi) The recommended shift points during Avoid prolonged operation above There is never a more important period acceleration and deceleration are 6,500 r/min. in the life of your engine than the period shown in the table below.
  • Page 51 Yamaha dealer check the vehi- touch them. cle. Do not park on a slope or on soft...
  • Page 52: Periodic Maintenance And Minor Repair

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Periodic maintenance ..........6-1 Changing the brake fluid ........6-30 Owner’s tool kit ............6-1 Drive chain slack ..........6-31 Periodic maintenance chart for the emission Lubricating the drive chain ........ 6-32 control system ...........6-3 Checking and lubricating the cables ....6-33 General maintenance and lubrication chart ..6-4 Checking and lubricating the throttle grip and Removing and installing cowlings ......6-7...
  • Page 53: Periodic Maintenance

    RELATED TO EMISSIONS CON- cycle maintenance work, have a owner’s tool kit are intended to assist TROL ARE GROUPED SEPARATE- Yamaha dealer do it for you. you in the performance of preventive LY. THESE SERVICES REQUIRE maintenance and minor repairs. How-...
  • Page 54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you. EW000062 WARNING Modifications approved Yamaha may cause loss of perfor- mance, excessive emissions, and render the vehicle unsafe for use.
  • Page 55: Periodic Maintenance Chart For The Emission Control System

    • Adjust throttle cable free play. Evaporative emission • Check control system for damage. √ √ control system • Replace if necessary. (For California only) * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
  • Page 56: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    • Apply chain lube thoroughly. Control and meter √ √ √ √ √ √ • Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or cables SAE10W30 motor oil. • Check bearing assembly for looseness. Swingarm pivot • Moderately repack every 16,000 mi √ Repack.
  • Page 57 19 * Chassis fasteners • Correct if necessary. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service. EAU03907 NOTE: From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months.
  • Page 58 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03234 NOTE: The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. Hydraulic brake service • Regularly check and, if necessary, correct the brake fluid level. • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and caliper, and change the brake fluid. •...
  • Page 59: Removing And Installing Cowlings

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Cowling A 1. Cowling C 1. Bolt (× 3 on each side) 2. Cowling B 2. Cowling D EAU03578 Cowlings A and C Refer to this section each time a cowl- EAU01065 Removing and installing To remove one of the cowlings ing needs to be removed and installed.
  • Page 60 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Bolt (× 13) 1. Bolt (× 5 on each side) 1. Auxiliary light coupler 2. Turn signal connector (× 2) 2. Disconnect auxiliary light coupler turn signal connectors. To install the cowling 1. Connect the auxiliary light coupler and the turn signal connectors.
  • Page 61 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR To install the cowling 1. Place the cowling in the original position, and then install the screws. 2. Install the grab bar by installing the bolts. 3. Install the cowling and the seat. 1. Screw (× 2) 1.
  • Page 62: Checking The Spark Plugs

    Do not attempt to diagnose such To remove a spark plug problems yourself. Instead, have a 1. Remove the spark plug cap. Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle. 6-10...
  • Page 63 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 3. Check each spark plug for elec- Tightening torque: trode erosion and excessive car- Spark plug: bon or other deposits, and replace 12.5 Nm (1.25 m·kgf, 9.0 ft·lb) it if necessary. NOTE: Specified spark plug: If a torque wrench is not available when CR9E (NGK) or installing a spark plug, a good estimate...
  • Page 64: Canister (for California Only)

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU01796 Canister (for California only) This model is equipped with a canister to prevent the discharging of fuel vapor into the atmosphere. Check each hose connection. Check each hose and canister for cracks or damage. Replace if damaged.
  • Page 65: Engine Oil And Oil Filter Cartridge

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03612 Engine oil and oil filter cartridge The engine oil level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the oil must be changed and the oil filter car- tridge replaced at the intervals speci- fied in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 66 NOTE: An oil filter wrench is available at a Skip steps 5–7 if the oil filter cartridge is Make sure that the O-ring is properly Yamaha dealer. not being replaced. seated. 7. Install the new oil filter cartridge, and then tighten it to the specified torque with a torque wrench.
  • Page 67 If the oil level warning light flickers EC000072 or remains on, immediately turn the CAUTION: engine off and have a Yamaha deal- In order to prevent clutch slip- er check the vehicle. page (since the engine oil also lubricates the clutch), do not 11.
  • Page 68: Coolant

    If water has been added to the minimum level mark, remove the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer checking the coolant level. A slight seat (See page 3-9 for seat re- check the antifreeze content of tilt to the side can result in a false...
  • Page 69 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EW000067 WARNING Never attempt to remove the radia- tor cap when the engine is hot. NOTE: The radiator fan is automatically switched on or off according to the coolant temperature in the radia- 1. Bolt (× 2) 1.
  • Page 70 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Clamp screw (× 2) 1. Radiator cap 1. Water pump drain bolt 2. Right air intake duct 2. Cylinder drain bolt (× 2) 9. Remove the radiator cap. 8. Remove the right air intake duct by 13.
  • Page 71: Cleaning The Air Filter Element

    19. Start the engine, and then check itors for aluminum engines the vehicle for coolant leakage. If Coolant quantity: coolant is leaking, have a Yamaha Total amount: dealer check the cooling system. 1.95 L (1.72 Imp, 2.06 US qt) 1. Fuel tank bolt (× 2) 20.
  • Page 72 Recommended oil: 4. Remove the air filter case cover by YAMAHA FOAM FILTER OIL or removing the screws. engine oil 8. Insert the air filter element into the air filter case.
  • Page 73: Checking The Air Vent Hose

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EC000082* CAUTION: Make sure that the air filter ele- ment is properly seated in the air filter case. The engine should never be op- erated without the air filter ele- ment installed, otherwise the pistons and/or cylinders may 1.
  • Page 74: Adjusting The Carburetors

    Therefore, all carburetor from occurring, the valve clearance adjustments should be left to a must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer Yamaha dealer, who has the neces- at the intervals specified in the periodic sary professional knowledge and expe- maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 75: Tires

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03581 CE-22E EW000083 Tire air pressure Tires WARNING (measured on cold tires) To maximize the performance, durabil- Load* Front Rear Proper loading of your motorcycle ity, and safe operation of your motor- 225 kPa 250 kPa is important for several characteris- Up to 90 kg (198 lb) 2.25 kgf/cm...
  • Page 76 (minimum tread depth), if the tire has a nail or glass fragments in it, or if the side wall is cracked, con- tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and have the tire replaced. CE-09E Minimum tire tread depth 1.0 mm (0.04 in)
  • Page 77 Bridgestone 160/60 ZR17 (69W) BT57R Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Brand-new tires can have a rela- Michelin 160/60 ZR17 (69W) MACADAM 90X Always make sure that the valve tively poor grip on certain road CE-14E caps are securely installed to surfaces until they have been FRONT &...
  • Page 78: Cast Wheels

    The accessories or replace- fore each ride. If any damage is ment parts you choose for your found, have a Yamaha dealer re- motorcycle should be designed spe- place the wheel. Do not attempt cifically for this model, and they...
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Clutch Lever Free Play

    NOTE: If the specified free play cannot be ob- tained as described above or if the clutch does not operate correctly, have a Yamaha dealer check the internal clutch mechanism. 1. Locknut a. Distance between brake pedal and footrest 2. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt EAU00712 c.
  • Page 80: Adjusting The Rear Brake Light Switch

    If there is air in the hydraulic system, have a Yamaha dealer bleed the system be- fore operating the motorcycle. Air in the hydraulic system will diminish 1. Rear brake light switch the braking performance, which 2.
  • Page 81: Checking The Front And Rear Brake Pads

    Before riding, check that the brake fluid ified in the periodic maintenance and Yamaha dealer replace the brake pads is above the minimum level mark and lubrication chart. Each brake pad is as a set.
  • Page 82: Changing The Brake Fluid

    EAU03976 Rear Changing the brake fluid ter the brake fluid reservoir when Have a Yamaha dealer change the refilling. Water will significantly brake fluid at the intervals specified in lower the boiling point of the fluid the NOTE after the periodic mainte- and may result in vapor lock.
  • Page 83: Drive Chain Slack

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU00744 Drive chain slack The drive chain slack should be checked before each ride and adjusted if necessary. To check the drive chain slack 1. Place the motorcycle on a level surface and hold it in an upright a.
  • Page 84: Lubricating The Drive Chain

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU03006 ECA00052 NOTE: Lubricating the drive chain CAUTION: Using the alignment marks on each The drive chain must be cleaned and side of the swingarm, make sure that Do not use engine oil or any other lubricated at the intervals specified in both adjusting nuts are in the same po- lubricants for the drive chain, as...
  • Page 85: Checking And Lubricating The Cables

    (all-purpose grease) or does not move smoothly, have a NOTE: Yamaha dealer check or replace it. Since the throttle grip must be removed to access the throttle cable end, the Recommended lubricant: throttle grip and the cable should al- Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube ways be lubricated at the same time.
  • Page 86: Checking And Lubricating The Brake And Shift Pedals

    Recommended lubricant: Recommended lubricant: EW000113 WARNING Lithium-soap-based grease Lithium-soap-based grease If the sidestand does not move up (all-purpose grease) (all-purpose grease) and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) 6-34...
  • Page 87: Lubricating The Rear Suspension

    EC000098 CAUTION: If any damage is found or the front fork does not operate smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. 6-35...
  • Page 88: Checking The Steering

    EW000115 fork legs and try to move them for- WARNING ward and backward. If any free Securely support the motorcycle so play can be felt, have a Yamaha that there is no danger of it falling dealer check repair over.
  • Page 89: Battery

    Avoid any contact with To charge the battery skin, eyes or clothing and al- Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- ways shield your eyes when tery as soon as possible if it seems to working near batteries. In case have discharged.
  • Page 90: Replacing The Fuses

    30 A 5. Spare fuse (× 2) cess to a sealed-type (MF) bat- Headlight fuse: 20 A EAU04102* tery charger, have a Yamaha Replacing the fuses Signaling system fuse: 15 A dealer charge your battery. Radiator fan fuse: 7.5 A...
  • Page 91: Replacing The Headlight Bulb

    3. Turn the key to “ON” and turn on the electrical circuit in question to check if the device operates. 4. If the fuse immediately blows again, have a Yamaha dealer check the electrical system. 1. Headlight coupler 1. Headlight bulb holder 2.
  • Page 92: Replacing The Tail/brake Light Bulb

    4. Install the lens by installing the fied. screws. EC000108 4. Install the headlight bulb cover, CAUTION: and then connect the coupler. Do not overtighten the screws, oth- 5. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the erwise the lens may break. headlight beam if necessary. 6-40...
  • Page 93: Replacing A Turn Signal Light Bulb

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU01579 To service the rear wheel Supporting the motorcycle Raise the rear wheel off the ground by Since this model is not equipped with a using a motorcycle stand or, if a motor- centerstand, follow these precautions cycle stand is not available, by placing when removing the front and rear a jack either under each side of the...
  • Page 94: Front Wheel

    EW000122 4. Lift the front wheel off the ground WARNING according to the procedure on It is advisable to have a Yamaha page 6-41. dealer service the wheel. 5. Remove the brake hose holders Securely support the motorcycle...
  • Page 95: Rear Wheel

    Brake caliper bolt: EW000122 legs. 40 Nm (4.0 m·kgf, 29 ft·lb) WARNING It is advisable to have a Yamaha NOTE: 7. Install the brake hose holders by Make sure that the slot in the speedom- dealer service the wheel. installing the bolts.
  • Page 96 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Cotter pin 1. Bolt (× 2) 1. Brake caliper bracket 2. Nut 2. Right wheel axle guide 7. Pull the wheel axle out along with 3. Bolt 5. Loosen the locknut and the drive the right wheel axle guide, remove 4.
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    1. Install the wheel, right wheel axle self. However, should your motorcycle Brake caliper bolt: guide, and caliper bracket by in- require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 40 Nm (4.0 m·kgf, 29 ft·lb) serting the wheel axle from the dealer, whose skilled technicians have Brake torque rod nut: right-hand side.
  • Page 98: 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 99 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 100: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Care ....................7-1 Storage ....................7-4...
  • Page 101 M OTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU03426 Care Before cleaning Cleaning 1. Cover the muffler outlet with a ECA00010 While the open design of a motorcycle CAUTION: plastic bag after the engine has reveals the attractiveness of the tech- Avoid using strong acidic wheel cooled down.
  • Page 102: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Do not use any harsh chemical For motorcycles equipped with After riding in the rain, near the sea or products on plastic parts. Be a windshield: Do not use strong on salt-sprayed roads sure to avoid using cloths or cleaners or hard sponges as Since sea salt or salt sprayed on roads sponges which have been in...
  • Page 103 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE After cleaning EWA00001 NOTE: WARNING Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on 1. Dry the motorcycle with a chamois Make sure that there is no oil or what products to use. or an absorbing cloth. wax on the brakes or tires. If 2.
  • Page 104 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Storage Long-term a. Remove the spark plug caps and Before storing your motorcycle for spark plugs. several months: b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil Short-term 1. Follow all the instructions in the into each spark plug bore. Always store your motorcycle in a cool, “Care”...
  • Page 105 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 6. Lubricate all control cables and NOTE: Make any necessary repairs before the pivoting points of all levers and storing the motorcycle. pedals as well as of the sidestand/ centerstand. 7. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, and then lift the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground.
  • Page 106: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Specifications ..................8-1...
  • Page 107: Specifications

    S PECIFICATIONS EAU01038 Specifications CS-01E Model YZF600R/YZF600RC Engine oil Dimensions Type 110 130 ˚F Overall length 2,060 mm (81.1 in) Overall width 725 mm (28.5 in) YAMALUBE 4 (10W-30) or SAE 10W-30 Overall height 1,190 mm (46.9 in) Seat height 805 mm (31.7 in) YAMALUBE 4 (20W-40) Wheelbase...
  • Page 108 SPECIFICATIONS Cooling system capacity Gear ratio (total amount) 1.95 L (1.72 lmp qt, 2.06 US qt) 2.846 Air filter Wet type element 1.947 Fuel 1.545 Type UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY 1.333 Fuel tank capacity 19.0 L (4.2 Imp gal, 5.0 US gal) 1.190 Reserve amount 3.1 L (0.7 Imp gal, 0.8 US gal)
  • Page 109 SPECIFICATIONS Rear Wheels Type Tubeless Front Size 160/60 ZR17 (69W) Type Cast wheel 17 × MT 3.50 Manufacturer/model Bridgestone / BT57R Size Dunlop / D204G Rear Metzeler / MEZ1 Type Cast wheel 17 × MT 5.00 Michelin / MACADAM 90X Size Maximum load* Brakes...
  • Page 110 SPECIFICATIONS Wheel travel Fuses Front 130 mm (5.1 in) Main fuse 30 A Rear 120 mm (4.7 in) Headlight fuse 20 A Electrical system Signaling system fuse 15 A Ignition system T.C.I. (digital) Radiator fan fuse 7.5 A Charging system Ignition fuse 7.5 A Type...
  • Page 111: Consumer Information

    Vehicle identification number ............. 9-1 Model label ..................9-2 Reporting safety defects ..............9-3 Motorcycle noise regulation .............. 9-4 Maintenance record ................9-5 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. STREET AND ENDURO MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY ......9-7 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ......... 9-9...
  • Page 112: Identification Numbers

    Record the key identification number, vehicle identification number and mod- el label information in the spaces pro- vided below for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehi- cle is stolen. 1. Key identification number 1.
  • Page 113: Model Label

    The model label is affixed to the frame under the seat. (See page 3-9 for seat removal and installation procedures.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 114: Reporting Safety Defects

    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immedi- ately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
  • Page 115: Motorcycle Noise Regulation

    CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU01053 Motorcycle noise regulation TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED: Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement of any device or element of design incorporated into any new ve- hicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use or (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
  • Page 116: Maintenance Record

    CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU01874 Maintenance record Copies of work orders and/or receipts for parts purchased and installed on your motorcycle will be required to document that maintenance has been completed in accordance with the emissions warranty. The chart below is printed only as a reminder that maintenance work is required.
  • Page 117 CONSUMER INFORMATION Maintenance Date of Servicing dealer Mileage Remarks interval service name and address 28,000 mi (43,000 km) or 42 months 32,000 mi (49,000 km) or 48 months 36,000 mi (55,000 km) or 54 months 40,000 mi (61,000 km) or 60 months...
  • Page 118: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.s.a. Street And Enduro Motorcycle Limited Warranty

    CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU02918 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. STREET AND ENDURO MOTORCYCLE LIMITED WARRANTY...
  • Page 119 CONSUMER INFORMATION...
  • Page 120: Yamaha Extended Service (y.e.s.)

    CONSUMER INFORMATION EAU01063 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)
  • Page 121 CONSUMER INFORMATION 9-10...
  • Page 122 I NDEX 1 0 - Accessories and replacement parts ..6-26 Dimmer switch......... 3-5 Labels, location ........1-7 Air filter element, cleaning ......6-19 Drive chain, lubricating ......6-32 Luggage strap holders ......3-17 Air intake duct ........6-21 Drive chain slack ........6-31 Air vent hose, checking ......6-21 Adjusting..........
  • Page 123 INDEX Sidestand ..........3-17 Sidestand, checking and lubricating..6-34 Warranty, extended......... 9-9 Spark plugs, checking ......6-10 Warranty limited ........9-7 Specifications .......... 8-1 Wheel bearings, checking ..... 6-36 Speedometer unit ........3-3 Wheel (front) ......... 6-42 Starter (choke) lever ........ 3-9 Installing..........6-43 Starting and warming up a cold engine..
  • Page 124 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED IN JAPAN 2001 · 4 - 1.3 × 1 CR...

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