Yamaha YDRA Owner's/Operator's Manual

Yamaha YDRA Owner's/Operator's Manual

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S / OPERATOR’S MANUAL YDRA 4 STROKE GOLF CAR JW1-F8199-10 LI T -19626-11-07...
  • Page 2 WARNING The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. YAMAHA LIT-CALIF-65-01...
  • Page 3 INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your purchase of a Yamaha golf car. This manual contains information you will need for proper operation, maintenance, and care of your golf car. A thorough understanding of these simple instructions will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your new Yamaha.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION Particularly important information is NOTE distinguished in this manual by the Yamaha continually seeks ● ● following notations: advancements in product design and quality; therefore, while this manual contains the most current product information available at the...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

  • Page 6: Warranty

    GOLF CAR WARRANTY Yamaha Golf-Car Company hereby warrants that any THE CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY under this new YDRA gas or YDRE electric Yamaha golf car warranty shall be to: purchased from an authorized Yamaha golf car dealer Operate and maintain the golf car and charger as in the United States will be free from defects in material specified in the appropriate Owner’s/Operator’s...
  • Page 7: Important Labels

    à des vitesses at higher speeds supérieures au can cause loss réglage initial of control that peut causer une can result in perte de contrôle severe injury or qui peut mener death. à une blessure grave, voire fatale. YAMAHA JN3-K8299-10 Y-764a...
  • Page 9 Keep a record of these numbers for reference when ordering parts from a Yamaha Golf-Car Company dealer. Y-910b The engine serial number 2 is affixed in the location shown.
  • Page 10: Operator Safety

    OPERATOR SAFETY Yamaha golf cars are designed to be simple to operate. However, be sure to observe the following: BEFORE OPERATING THE GOLF CAR Read this Owner’s/Operator’s ● ● manual and all safety and instruction labels on the golf car before operating.
  • Page 11 OPERATOR SAFETY Use extra care in congested areas ● ● or when backing up. Always back up slowly, and watch carefully. Avoid starting or stopping abruptly. ● ● Vary the speed of the golf car to ● ● match the terrain of the course. Avoid turning the steering wheel ●...
  • Page 12: Safety Considerations

    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Like all machines, golf cars can Do Not Operate Golf Cars When cause injury if improperly used or Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or maintained. This section contains Drugs broad safety practices required for safe golf car operation. Before golf GOLF COURSE SAFETY cars are operated, golf course SURVEY...
  • Page 13 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Loose Terrain. Loose terrain may Parts and Materials. Use only ● ● ● ● cause a golf car to lose traction replacement parts and materials and may affect stability. Repair recommended by the manufacturer. loose terrain, chain or rope off these areas, or identify loose Ventilation.
  • Page 14: Safety Precautions

    If new nameplates, warnings or ● ● instructions are needed, contact Avoid fire hazards, and have ● ● your Yamaha Golf-Car Company appropriate fire protection dealer. equipment available. Before performing any maintenance, ● ● FUEL HANDLING/ disable the car’s electrical system in...
  • Page 15: Controls

    CONTROLS FEATURES 1 Brake pedal 2 Parking brake pedal 3 Accelerator pedal 4 Steering wheel 5 Oil warning light 6 Main switch 7 Drive selector switch 8 Choke knob 9 Seat Y-916 a Front cowl b Front tire c Front bumper d Battery e Rear cowl f Fuel shutoff valve...
  • Page 16: Main Switch

    CONTROLS MAIN SWITCH The main switch controls the following items: All electrical circuits are switched off. The key can be removed only in this position. Y-912b Electrical circuits are switched on. The golf car can be driven. Y-913b OIL WARNING LIGHT When the engine oil level falls below an acceptable level, this light comes CAUTION...
  • Page 17: Accelerator Pedal

    CONTROLS DRIVE SELECT LEVER The drive select lever is used to shift the golf car into forward or reverse. After coming to a complete stop, move the lever to the desired position. Lever Position Car Movement Y-18 FORWARD REVERSE NOTE The back-up buzzer will beep when the drive select lever is turned to “R.”...
  • Page 18: Parking Brake Pedal

    CONTROLS PARKING BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the parking brake pedal whenever parking the golf car. ç Parking brake pedal NOTE Y-22a Release the parking brake by depressing the accelerator pedal. The parking brake will automatically release when the accelerator pedal is depressed.
  • Page 19: Pre-Operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Pre-operation checks should be made each time you use your golf car. Get in the habit of performing the following checks in the same way so that they become second nature. Be sure the main switch key is ●...
  • Page 20: Fuel System

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS FUEL SYSTEM Make sure there is sufficient fuel in the tank and that the fuel shutoff valve is open. Also check fuel line and connections for leakage. å Fuel tank ∫ Fuel cap ç Fuel shutoff valve Y-514a Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and explosive.
  • Page 21: Engine Oil

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ENGINE OIL With the golf car parked on level ground, remove the dipstick and make sure the engine oil is between the MIN and MAX marks (the crosshatched area on the end of the dipstick). Y-514 å Oil level dipstick ∫...
  • Page 22: Tire Condition

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Engine Cooling Inlet Duct Check the engine cooling inlet duct for debris. Remove any debris present. å Engine cooling inlet duct BATTERY Check that the battery is held securely Y-1347 in place to prevent the battery from being damaged from vibration or jarring.
  • Page 23: Steering System

    Y-33 PEDAL OPERATION Check the following pedal controls for proper operation. If a pedal does not work properly, consult a Yamaha dealer. Accelerator Pedal Before checking operation of the accelerator pedal, be sure the main switch is in the “OFF”...
  • Page 24 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Brake Pedal Make sure the brake pedal feels firm when pressed and returns to its original position when released. ∫ Brake pedal Parking Brake Pedal Y-21a Make sure the parking brake pedal locks in place with a positive click, and releases when the accelerator pedal is pressed.
  • Page 25: Operation

    OPERATION STARTING 1. With the parking brake applied, turn the drive select lever to “FWD” for forward, or “REV” for reverse. CAUTION Do not shift from “FWD” forward Y-18 to “REV” reverse while the golf car is moving. 2. Turn the main switch to “ON.” Do not depress the accelerator pedal when turning on the main switch or the golf car may...
  • Page 26 OPERATION STOPPING To stop the golf car, gradually press down on the brake pedal. å Brake pedal When the car has come to a stop, apply the parking brake pedal and turn the main switch to “OFF.” ∫ Parking brake pedal CAUTION Do not hold the golf car on an Y-65b...
  • Page 27: Maintenance

    Check shock absorbers for oil leaks and damaged springs Items without a page number reference should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. This manual does not contain these procedures. They are contained in the Service Manual.
  • Page 28 Inspect internal wet brake and replace pads if necessary Items without a page number reference should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. This manual does not contain these procedures. They are contained in the Service Manual.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    System”. dealer Clogged Clean carburetor – It is recommended that these items carburetor Consult Yamaha be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or dealer other qualified mechanic. Electrical System Spark plug dirty Clean carbon or with carbon, or wipe spark plug...
  • Page 30: Spark Plug Inspection

    MAINTENANCE Spark Plug Inspection You should periodically remove and inspect the spark plug. Dirty or worn spark plugs can cause poor performance. å Spark plug ∫ Spark plug cap 1. Check for discoloration and Y-516 remove carbon deposits with a spark plug cleaner or wire brush.
  • Page 31: Engine Oil Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Replacement 1. Warm up the engine for several minutes, place the golf car on a level surface, then stop the engine. Use caution not to touch hot engine oil or hot engine parts, during the following procedure. 2.
  • Page 32: Air Filter

    After replacing engine oil, check for oil leaks around the Y-515 drain plug. If oil leaks are found, consult a Yamaha dealer. Air Filter To remove the air filter elements: 1. Unlatch the air filter cover clips and remove cover.
  • Page 33: Drive Belt

    MAINTENANCE Inspection and cleaning: 3. Wash the foam pre-filter in soap and water. Allow it to dry. å Soap and water ∫ Foam element 4. Check the filter element. If damaged or dirty, replace it. Y-508 CAUTION Do not wring out the foam pre-filter, this could cause it to tear.
  • Page 34 MAINTENANCE Inspection: To inspect the drive belt, check for frayed edges or tears, and measure drive belt against the following specification. If the belt shows excessive wear or damage, replace the belt with a new one. å New: 1.09 in. (27.6 mm) ∫...
  • Page 35 MAINTENANCE Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. It contains sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Antidote: EXTERNAL: Flush with water. INTERNAL: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil.
  • Page 36: Fuse Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Fuse Replacement Be sure to use the specified fuse. Using a wrong fuse can cause electrical system damage and create a fire hazard. CAUTION When replacing a fuse, be sure the main switch is turned off to prevent accidental short circuiting. 1.
  • Page 37 MAINTENANCE Transaxle Oil To check transaxle oil level: 1. Place the golf car on a flat, level surface. 2. Remove seven plastic rivets 1 and two bolts 2, and remove the bag holder insert. 3. Place an oil pan under the transaxle case.
  • Page 38: Wheel Replacement

    MAINTENANCE NOTE For transaxle oil replacement, con- sult a Yamaha dealer or other quali- fied mechanic. CAUTION Before performing wheel or brake maintenance, verify that the main switch is in the “OFF” position. Wheel Replacement Y-57 To remove and install a wheel on your golf car: 1.
  • Page 39: Brake Pedal Free Play

    MAINTENANCE Brake Pedal Free Play Adjustment CAUTION Before adjusting brake pedal free play, pump the brake pedal several times to self-adjust the brakes. To adjust the brake pedal free play: 1. Remove the floor mat and service lid from the floor of the golf car.
  • Page 40: Storage

    Change clothing if gasoline spills on it. NOTE Use of fuel stabilizer and conditioner eliminates the need to drain the fuel system. Consult a Yamaha dealer if the fuel system needs to be drained instead.
  • Page 41: Engine Preparation

    STORAGE ENGINE PREPARATION 2. Have the battery recharged every 60-90 days to keep it fully With the key removed and the spark charged. The battery must be plug lead disconnected, turn the kept fully charged to avoid clutch by hand until compression is damage.
  • Page 42: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Items YDRA Dimensions: Overall length 94.3 in. (2395 mm) Overall width 47.2 in. (1200 mm) Overall height (steering height) 46.9 in. (1190 mm) Height of floor 12.2 in. (310 mm) Wheelbase 64.6 in. (1640 mm) Tread: Front 34.3 in.
  • Page 43 SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Items YDRA Description: Engine type 4-stroke, Gasoline, OHV Number of cylinders Single Displacement 357 cm Bore x stroke 3.30 x 2.48 in. (85 x 63 mm) Compression ratio 8.1:1 Rated output 11.4 hp (8.5 kw)/3500 rpm Cooling system...
  • Page 44 SPECIFICATIONS CHASSIS Items YDRA Steering system: Type Rack and Pinion Steering angle (L.H.) 1.85 turn Steering angle (R.H.) 1.85 turn Brakes: Brake system Mechanical Type of brake Internal wet Brake pedal free play linkage adjustment 45-50 mm (1.77-1.96 in.) (Brake cable end play) 0.004-0.02 in.
  • Page 45: Wiring

  • Page 46 NOTES...
  • Page 47 YAMAHA GOLF-CAR Printed in U .S. A COMPANY 2006-KCC 1000 HWY 34 East Newnan, GA 30265 770-254-4000...

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