EAU00002 Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha XVS1100AW(C)/XVS1100AT(C). This model is the result of Yamaha’s vast experience in the production of fine sport- ing, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. It represents the high degree of craftsmanship and reliability that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.
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 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.
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...
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...
S AFETY INFORMATION EAU03633 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.
SAFETY INFORMATION 4. Many motorcycle 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.
6. Passengers should also observe the precautions mentioned above. 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.
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.
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.
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.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Main switch/steering lock ..............3-1 Indicator and warning lights .............. 3-2 Speedometer unit ................3-3 Handlebar switches ................3-3 Clutch lever ..................3-4 Shift pedal ..................3-5 Brake lever ..................3-5 Brake pedal ..................3-5 Fuel tank cap ..................3-6 Fuel ....................
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 re- the ignition and lighting systems, and is Never turn the key to “OFF”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. “TRIP” button 1. Dimmer switch “ ” 2. Odometer/trip meter 2. Horn switch “ ” To reset the tripmeter, select it by 3. Turn signal switch “ ” EAU03193 pushing the “TRIP” button, and then Speedometer unit EAU00118 push the “TRIP”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU04218 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.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever 1. Brake pedal EAU01215 EAU00158 EAU00162 Shift pedal Brake lever Brake pedal The shift pedal is located on the left The brake lever is located at the right The brake pedal is on the right side of side of the engine and is used in com- handlebar grip.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To install the fuel tank cap 1. Insert the fuel tank cap into the tank opening with the key inserted in the lock and with the “ ” mark facing forward. 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover.
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.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS OFF: closed position ON: normal position RES: reserve position 1. Pointed end positioned over “OFF” 1. Pointed end positioned over “ON” 1. Pointed end positioned over “RES” EAU02969 Fuel cock With the fuel cock lever in this position, This indicates reserve.
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).
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Projection 1. Bolt 1. Projection (× 2) 2. Seat holder 2. Seat holder (× 2) Rider seat To install the passenger seat To install the rider seat To remove the rider seat Insert the projection on the front of the 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Helmet holder 1. Storage compartment cover 1. Storage compartment lock 2. Storage compartment lock cover To open the storage compartment EAU00260 Helmet holder EAU01869 1. Slide the lock cover open, insert Storage compartment To open the helmet holder, insert the the key into the lock, and then turn The storage compartment is located on key into the lock, and then turn the key...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS 1. Storage compartment cover 1. Storage compartment cover 2. Pull the storage compartment cov- To close the storage compartment er out as shown. 1. Place the storage compartment cover in its original position as shown. 2. Turn the key counterclockwise, re- move it, and then close the lock cover.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU03194 Adjusting the shock absorber assembly The shock absorber assembly is locat- ed under the rider seat and is equipped with a spring preload adjusting ring. EC000015 CAUTION: Never attempt to turn an adjusting 1. Quick fastener (× 3) 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS CI-10E Setting Minimum (soft) Standard Maximum (hard) 6. Install the mudguard and ignitor unit panel by installing the quick fasteners. 1. Quick fastener (× 3) 1. Position indicator 2. Mudguard 2. Spring preload adjusting ring 3. Special wrench 4.
It cuts the running engine when check this system regularly as de- the transmission is in gear and the scribed below and have a Yamaha sidestand is moved down. dealer repair it if it does not function Periodically check the operation of the properly.
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.
• Check vehicle for oil leakage. Final gear oil • Check vehicle for oil leakage. 6-12–6-13 • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check lever free play. Front brake • Adjust if necessary. 6-19–6-20, 6-22–6-23 •...
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-15, 6-24 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-24 •...
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.
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...
Consult a Yamaha dealer re- blocked and performance will The transmission is in the neutral garding any control or function suffer.
Each starting attempt light should also come on when Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- should be as short as possible to pre- the key is turned to “ON”. If the warning light does not come on cuit.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 6. After starting the engine, move the EAU01258 Starting a warm engine starter (choke) back halfway. Follow the same procedure as for start- ECA00055 ing a cold engine with the exception CAUTION: that the starter (choke) is not required For maximum engine life, always when the engine is warm.
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.
1,600 km (1,000 mi) and beyond The vehicle can now be operated normally. EC000049 CAUTION: If any engine trouble should occur during the engine break-in period, immediately have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU00457 Parking When parking, stop the engine, re- move the key from the main switch, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “OFF”. EW000058 WARNING Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot, park in a place where pedestri- ans or children are not likely to touch them.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Periodic maintenance ..........6-1 Checking the brake fluid level ......6-23 Owner’s tool kit ............6-1 Changing the brake fluid ........6-24 Periodic maintenance chart for the emission Checking and lubricating the cables ....6-24 control system ...........6-3 Checking and lubricating the throttle grip and General maintenance and lubrication chart ..6-4 cable ...............
RELATED TO EMISSIONS CON- cycle maintenance work, have a manual and the tools provided in the TROL ARE GROUPED SEPARATE- Yamaha dealer do it for you. owner’s tool kit are intended to assist LY. THESE SERVICES REQUIRE you in the performance of preventive SPECIALIZED DATA, KNOWLEDGE, maintenance and minor repairs.
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.
• Adjust cable free play. Evaporative • Check control system for damage. √ √ emission control • Replace if necessary. system** Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service. ** California only.
Control and meter √ √ √ √ √ √ • Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or engine cables oil SAE10W-30 (API SE) • Check swingarm pivot for play. • Correct if necessary. Swingarm pivot shaft • Moderately repack every 16,000 mi Repack.
Throttle grip housing √ √ √ √ √ √ 21 * necessary. and cable • Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 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. EAU04249 NOTE: The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. Hydraulic brake service •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Panel A 1. Bolt To install the panel EAU01777 EAU00491 Removing and installing the Panel A Place the panel in the original position, To remove the panel panel and then install the bolt. Remove the bolt, and then pull the pan- The panel shown above needs to be el off as shown.
Do not attempt to diagnose such problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the motorcycle. 3. Check each spark plug for elec- trode erosion and excessive car- bon or other deposits, and replace 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Tightening torque: Spark plug: 20 Nm (2.0 m·kgf, 14.5 ft·lbf) NOTE: If a torque wrench is not available when installing a spark plug, a good estimate of the correct torque is 1/4–1/2 turn past finger tight. However, the spark a.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU04618 Engine oil The engine oil level should be checked before each ride. In addition, the oil must be changed and the oil filter ele- ment replaced at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubri- cation chart.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ECA00133 Recommended engine oil: CAUTION: See page 8-1. In order to prevent clutch slip- Oil quantity: page (since the engine oil also Periodic oil change: lubricates the clutch), do not 3.0 L (2.64 Imp qt, 3.17 US qt) mix any chemical additives.
If the oil level warning light flickers for oil leakage before each ride. If any or remains on, immediately turn the leakage is found, have a Yamaha deal- engine off and have a Yamaha deal- er check and repair the motorcycle. In er check the vehicle.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: Recommended final gear oil: The oil level should be at the brim of Hypoid gear oil SAE 80 (API GL4) the filler hole. or multi-grade hypoid gear oil 3. If the oil is below the brim of the fill- SAE 80W-90 er hole, add sufficient oil of the rec- Oil quantity:...
Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure maintenance and lubrication chart. The tire air pressure should be a. Throttle cable free play checked and, if necessary, adjusted before each ride.
(cowling, sad- tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and dlebags, etc. if approved for this have the tire replaced. model) does not exceed the maxi- mum load of the motorcycle.
If any damage is and brake-related parts, includ- proved this model found, have a Yamaha dealer re- ing the tires, should be left to a Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. place the wheel. Do not attempt Yamaha dealer, who has the...
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. Brake lever free play 2. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt EAU00696 c.
1. Locknut system. If there is air in the hy- 2. Brake lever free play adjusting bolt draulic system, have a Yamaha 1. Loosen the locknut at the brake dealer bleed the system before lever.
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 a. Distance between brake pedal and footrest 1.
The front and rear brake pads must be indicator groove has almost disap- checked for wear at the intervals spec- peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace ified in the periodic maintenance and the brake pads as a set. lubrication chart. Each brake pad is...
EAU03297 EAU04034 Changing the brake fluid Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Have a Yamaha dealer change the cables throttle grip and cable brake fluid at the intervals specified in The operation of all control cables and The operation of the throttle grip should...
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) 6-25...
Recommended lubricant: bounds smoothly. Lithium-soap-based grease EC000098 CAUTION: If any damage is found or the front fork does not operate smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. 6-26...
To charge the battery burns. Avoid any contact with Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- skin, eyes or clothing and al- tery as soon as possible if it seems to ways shield your eyes when have discharged.
5. Carburetor heater fuse cess to a sealed-type (MF) bat- 6. Backup fuse (odometer) nected to the battery terminals. tery charger, have a Yamaha 7. Spare fuse (× 3) dealer charge your battery. EAU04210 Replacing the fuses The main fuse is located under the igni- tor unit panel.
2. Remove quick fasteners 7. If the fuse immediately blows shown by pushing the center in again, have a Yamaha dealer with a screwdriver, then pulling the check the electrical system. fastener out. 8. Install the storage compartment cover.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR After removal Before installation 1. Quick fastener 1. Screw (× 2) 1. Headlight bulb holder 2. Pin 3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder, EAU04189 Replacing the headlight bulb 9. Place the ignitor unit panel in the and then remove the defective This motorcycle is equipped with a original position and install the...
5. Install the headlight bulb cover, and then connect the coupler. 6. Install the headlight unit by install- ing the screws. 7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the headlight beam if necessary. 1. Do not touch the glass part of the bulb. EC000105...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU01579 Supporting the motorcycle Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions 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.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Care ....................7-1 Storage ....................7-4...
M OTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU03412 Care Before cleaning Cleaning 1. Cover the muffler outlets with plas- ECA00010 While the open design of a motorcycle CAUTION: tic bags after the engine has reveals the attractiveness of the tech- Avoid using strong acidic wheel cooled down.
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...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE After cleaning EWA00031 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.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE Storage Long-term c. Install the spark plug caps onto Before storing your motorcycle for sev- the spark plugs, and then place eral months: the spark plugs on the cylinder Short-term 1. Follow all the instructions in the head so that the electrodes are Always store your motorcycle in a cool, “Care”...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 7. Check and, if necessary, correct 9. Remove the battery and fully the tire air pressure, and then lift charge it. Store it in a cool, dry the motorcycle so that both of its place and charge it once a month. wheels are off the ground.
S PECIFICATIONS EAU01038 Specifications CS-01E Model XVS1100AW/XVS1100AT Engine oil Dimensions Type 110 130 ˚F Overall length 2,460 mm (96.9 in) Overall width 945 mm (37.2 in) YAMALUBE 4 (10W-30) Overall height 1,095 mm (43.1 in) or SAE 10W-30 Seat height 710 mm (28 in) YAMALUBE 4 (20W-40) Wheelbase...
SPECIFICATIONS Final gear oil Gear ratio Type Hypoid gear oil SAE 80 (API 2.353 GL4) or multi-grade hypoid gear 1.667 oil SAE 80W-90 1.286 Quantity 0.2 L (0.18 Imp qt, 0.21 US qt) 1.032 Air filter Dry element 0.853 Fuel Chassis Type UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY...
SPECIFICATIONS Maximum load* 203 kg (448 lb) Rear Tire air pressure Type Single disc brake (measured or cold tires) Operation Right foot Up to 90 kg (198 lb)* Fluid DOT 4 Front 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm , 33 psi) Suspension Rear 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm , 36 psi)
SPECIFICATIONS Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity 12 V, 60/55 W × 1 Headlight 12 V, 8/27 W × 1 Tail/brake light 12 V, 27/8 W × 2 Front turn signal/position light 12 V, 27 W × 2 Rear turn signal light 14 V, 1.4 W ×...
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.
The model label is affixed to the frame under the rider seat. (See page 3-10 for rider seat removal and installation procedures.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This in- formation will be needed when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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