EAU10100 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the XV1900AV, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology regarding the design and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this motorcycle and should remain with it even if the motorcycle is subsequently sold. Yamaha continually seeks advancements in product design and quality. Therefore, while this manual contains the most current product information available at the time of printing, there may be minor discrepancies between your motorcycle and this manual.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 Checking the brake and clutch Location of important labels ....1-5 Pre-operation check list ....4-2 fluid levels ......... 6-14 Changing the brake and clutch DESCRIPTION ........2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT fluids ......... 6-16 Left view ..........2-1 RIDING POINTS.........
TABLE OF CONTENTS MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE ..........7-1 Care ..........7-1 Storage ...........7-3 SPECIFICATIONS ......8-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION.....9-1 Identification numbers ....9-1 Motorcycle noise regulation (for Australia) ......9-2...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10281 AND/OR WHEN MADE NECES- • Ride where other motorists can SARY BY MECHANICAL CONDI- see you. Avoid riding in another MOTORCYCLES SINGLE TIONS. motorist’s blind spot. TRACK VEHICLES. THEIR SAFE USE Many accidents involve inexperi- AND OPERATION ARE DEPENDENT Safe riding enced operators.
Modifications made to this motorcycle other motorists can see you. the single most critical factor in the pre- not approved by Yamaha, or the re- The posture of the operator and vention or reduction of head injuries. moval of original equipment, may ren- passenger is important for proper Always wear an approved helmet.
Maximum load: been specifically designed for use on create instability due to improper 210 kg (463 lb) this motorcycle. Since Yamaha cannot weight distribution or aerody- test all other accessories that may be namic changes. If accessories When loading within this weight limit,...
SAFETY INFORMATION tor and may limit control ability, Always turn the engine off before or clothing, immediately wash the therefore, such accessories are leaving the motorcycle unattended affected area with soap and water not recommended. and remove the key from the main and change your clothes.
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10381 Location of important labels Please read the following important labels carefully before operating this vehicle.
SAFETY INFORMATION Before you operate this vehicle, read the owner’s manual. Prima di usare il veicolo, Cold tire normal pressure should be set leggete il manuale di istruzioni. as follows. Lire le manuel du propriétaire avant d’utiliser ce véhicule. Lesen Sie die Bedienungsanleitung 2.80 bevor Sie dieses Fahrzeug fahren.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10471 EAU36870 To lock the steering Main switch/steering lock All electrical circuits are supplied with power, the meter lighting, taillight, li- cense plate light and auxiliary lights come on, and the engine can be start- ed. The key cannot be removed. NOTE: The headlight comes on automatically when the engine is started and stays on...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To unlock the steering EAU10941 EAU11003 (Parking) Indicator and warning lights The steering is locked, and the taillight, license plate light and auxiliary lights are on. The hazard lights and turn sig- nal lights can be turned on, but all other electrical systems are off.
3.0 L (0.79 US gal) (0.66 Imp.gal). system. (See page 3-5 for an explana- have a Yamaha dealer check the self- When this occurs, refuel as soon as tion of the self-diagnosis device.) diagnosis system. (See page 3-5 for an possible.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40740 an odometer (which shows the to- Speedometer Multi-function meter unit tal distance traveled) two tripmeters (which show the distance traveled since they were last set to zero) a fuel reserve tripmeter (which shows the distance traveled on the fuel reserve) a clock a self-diagnosis device...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Tachometer Fuel gauge The fuel gauge does not indicate the correct fuel level for the first 5 km/h (3 mi/h) after refueling. Odometer, tripmeter, and clock modes 1. Tachometer 1. Fuel gauge 2. Tachometer red zone The fuel gauge indicates the amount of The electric tachometer allows the rider fuel in the fuel tank.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS start counting the distance traveled To set the clock: If any of the immobilizer system circuits from that point. In that case, push the 1. Push the “SELECT” switch to are defective, the immobilizer system “SELECT” switch to switch the display change the display to the clock indicator light will flash, and then the between the various tripmeter, odome-...
If the odometer/tripmeter/clock display Item number “1” is displayed. indicates any error codes, note the code number, and then have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. ECA11590 CAUTION: If the display indicates an error code, the vehicle should be checked 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12346 Handlebar switches Left 1. LCD 1. Speedometer needle 2. Item number 2. Tachometer needle 3. Brightness level 3. Fuel gauge needle 4. Item number 1. Dimmer “ ”/Pass “ ” switch 6. Push the “SELECT” switch to se- 5.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU40750 EAU12710 ECA10061 Dimmer “ ”/Pass “ ” switch Start switch “ ” CAUTION: Set this switch to “ ” for the high Push this switch to crank the engine Do not use the hazard lights for an beam and to “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12820 EAU12880 EAU12890 Clutch lever Shift pedal Brake lever 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left The brake lever is located at the right handlebar grip.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12941 EAU13120 2. Turn the key counterclockwise to Brake pedal Fuel tank cap the original position, remove it, and then close the lock cover. NOTE: The fuel tank cap cannot be installed unless the key is in the lock. In addition, the key cannot be removed if the cap is not properly installed and locked.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13431 EAU34042 Catalytic converter Rider seat This model is equipped with a catalytic converter in the exhaust system. To remove the rider seat 1. Insert the key into the seat lock, EWA10860 WARNING and then turn it counterclockwise. The exhaust system is hot after op- eration.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU38341 To release the helmet from the hel- Helmet holder met holder Remove the rider seat, remove the hel- met holding cable from the helmet hold- er and the helmet, and then install the seat. 1. Helmet holding cable 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU38401 load and thereby soften the sus- With each complete turn of the ad- Adjusting the shock absorber pension, turn the adjusting nut in justing nut, distance A is changed assembly direction (b). by 2.0 mm (0.08 in). This shock absorber assembly is equipped with a spring preload adjust- ing nut.
Always have a Yamaha dealer EAU15281 EXUP system CAUTION: service the shock absorber. This model is equipped with Yamaha’s Always tighten the locknut against EXUP (EXhaust Ultimate Power valve) the adjusting nut, and then tighten system. This system boosts engine the locknut to the specified torque.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU15301 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- EAU15311 Sidestand Ignition circuit cut-off system pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- of the frame.
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.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU38350 EWA12531 Auxiliary DC connector WARNING To prevent electrical shock or short- circuiting, make sure that the cap is installed when the auxiliary DC con- nector is not being used. 1. Auxiliary DC connector A 12-V accessory connected to the auxiliary DC connector under the rider seat can be used when the key is in the “ON”...
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS EAU15591 The condition of a vehicle is the owner’s responsibility. Vital components can start to deteriorate quickly and unexpectedly, even if the vehicle remains unused (for example, as a result of exposure to the elements). Any damage, fluid leakage or loss of tire air pressure could have serious consequences.
• If necessary, add recommended fluid to specified level. • Check hydraulic system for leakage. • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-10, 6-17 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing.
Chassis fasteners — • Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-18 • If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS ECA11040 EAU16671 ECA10260 Shifting CAUTION: CAUTION: For maximum engine life, never ac- Even with the transmission in celerate hard when the engine is the neutral position, do not cold! coast for long periods of time with the engine off, and do not NOTE: tow the motorcycle for long dis-...
If any engine trouble should oc- result in engine overheating must be lights or at railroad crossings). cur during the engine break-in avoided. period, immediately have a Yamaha dealer check the vehi- EAU17111 cle. 0–1000 km (0–600 mi) Avoid prolonged operation above 2500 r/min.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17212 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. EWA10310 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.
If you are not familiar with mainte- certain maintenance work correctly. nance work, have a Yamaha dealer do it for you. NOTE: If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
The annual checks must be performed every year, except if a kilometer-based maintenance is performed in- stead. From 50000 km, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10000 km. Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills. ODOMETER READING (× 1000 km)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING (× 1000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK • Check tread depth and for damage. • Replace if necessary. √ √ √ √ √ 10 * Tires • Check air pressure. •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR ODOMETER READING (× 1000 km) ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB CHECK √ √ • Check oil level. 24 * Transfer case oil √ √ √ • Change. Front and rear brake √ √ √ √...
Do not attempt to diagnose 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in) such problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Clean the surface of the spark plug If a spark plug shows signs of electrode gasket and its mating surface, and then...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU38361 Engine oil and oil filter car- NOTE: To achieve the proper engine oil tem- tridge perature for an accurate oil level read- The engine oil level should be checked ing, the engine must have first before each ride.
NOTE: and drain bolt to drain the oil from An oil filter wrench is available at a the oil tank. Yamaha dealer. 8. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the O-ring of the new oil filter car- tridge.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 11. Pour only 2.5 L (2.6 US qt) (2.2 Imp.qt) of the specified amount of recommended engine oil through the filler hole, insert the dipstick, and then tighten the oil filler cap. 12. Start the engine, rev it several times, and then turn it off.
14. Install the engine oil filler cap. be checked and the oil must be 15. Start the engine, and then let it idle changed by a Yamaha dealer at the in- for several minutes while checking tervals specified in the periodic mainte- it for oil leakage.
Yamaha dealer at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure maintenance and lubrication chart. The tire air pressure should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted before each ride.
LOAD YOUR VEHICLE. Make sure in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, con- Rear: that the total weight of the cargo, rid- tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and 280 kPa (41 psi) (2.80 kgf/cm²) er, passenger, and accessories have the tire replaced.
This motorcycle is fitted with super- from country to country. Always comply Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. high-speed tires. Note the following with the local regulations. Always make sure that the valve points in order to make the most ef- caps are securely installed to ficient use of these tires.
If the clutch fore each ride. If any damage is lever free play does become excessive, found, have a Yamaha dealer re- and shifting becomes rough or clutch place the wheel. Do not attempt slippage occurs, causing poor acceler-...
EAU38630 Checking the front and rear Checking the brake and clutch peared, have a Yamaha dealer replace brake pads fluid levels the brake pads as a set. The front and rear brake pads must be...
However, if the the top of each reservoir is level. brake fluid level goes down sud- Use only the recommended quality denly, have a Yamaha dealer brake fluid, otherwise the rubber check the cause. seals may deteriorate, causing leakage and poor braking or clutch performance.
The drive belt slack should be checked applied to the belt with a belt ten- and adjusted at the intervals specified Have a Yamaha dealer change the sion gauge as shown. in the periodic maintenance and lubri- brake and clutch fluids at the intervals NOTE: cation chart.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23140 Recommended lubricant: Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- brake and clutch levers pose grease) pose grease) Brake lever Clutch lever The operation of the brake and clutch levers should be checked before each ride, and the lever pivots should be lu- bricated if necessary.
2. While applying the front brake, If the sidestand does not move up push down hard on the handlebars and down smoothly, have a Yamaha several times to check if the front dealer check or repair it. fork compresses and rebounds smoothly.
Securely support the vehicle so that fork does not operate smoothly, there is no danger of it falling over. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. 2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork legs and try to move them for- ward and backward.
To charge the battery furic acid, which causes severe Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- burns. Avoid any contact with tery as soon as possible if it seems to skin, eyes or clothing and al- have discharged.
(MF) battery charg- The main fuse, the fuel injection system electrical accessories. er, have a Yamaha dealer fuse, and the fuse box, which contains charge your battery. the fuses for the individual circuits, are To store the battery located under the rider seat.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 4. If the fuse immediately blows Specified fuses: again, have a Yamaha dealer Main fuse: check the electrical system. 50.0 A Headlight fuse: 20.0 A Signaling system fuse: 10.0 A Ignition fuse: 25.0 A Fuel injection system fuse: 15.0 A...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU41190 Replacing a headlight bulb 1. Bolt 1. Screw 2. Headlight cover 1. Low beam headlight bulb To replace the high beam headlight 2. Disconnect the coupler shown. 2. High beam headlight bulb bulb 1. Remove the headlight bulb holder This model features...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Disconnect the headlight coupler, ECA10650 CAUTION: and then unhook the headlight bulb holder. Take care not to damage the follow- ing parts: Headlight bulb Do not touch the glass part of the headlight bulb to keep it free from oil, otherwise the transpar- ency of the glass, the luminosity of the bulb, and the bulb life will...
3. Install the headlight cover by in- gerprints on the headlight bulb stalling the bolts. using a cloth moistened with al- 4. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the 1. Headlight coupler cohol or thinner. headlight beam if necessary. 2. Headlight bulb...
If the license plate light does not come type of tail/brake light. on, have a Yamaha dealer check the 1. Remove the turn signal light lens If the tail/brake light does not come on, electrical circuit or replace the bulb.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU40760 EAU24350 Replacing an auxiliary light Supporting the motorcycle bulb Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions This model is equipped with two auxil- when removing the front and rear iary lights.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU26071 ucts onto seals, gaskets, the drive cleaning products, solvent or Care belt and wheel axles. Always rinse thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- While the open design of a motorcycle the dirt and degreaser off with wa- movers or inhibitors, brake flu- reveals the attractiveness of the tech- ter.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE After normal use ECA10790 5. Touch up minor paint damage CAUTION: Remove dirt with warm water, a mild caused by stones, etc. detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, 6. Wax all painted and chrome-plat- Do not use warm water since it in- and then rinse thoroughly with clean ed surfaces.
NOTE: head so that the electrodes are ing it with a tarp, while it is still Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on grounded. (This will limit spark- wet, will allow water and humid- what products to use.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 4. Lubricate all control cables and the pivoting points of all levers and pedals as well as of the side- stand/centerstand. 5. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, and then lift the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground.
SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Fuel tank capacity: 17.0 L (4.49 US gal) (3.74 Imp.gal) Overall length: Type: Fuel reserve amount: 2580 mm (101.6 in) SAE10W30 or SAE10W40 or SAE15W40 3.0 L (0.79 US gal) (0.66 Imp.gal) Overall width: or SAE20W40 or SAE20W50 Fuel injector: 1100 mm (43.3 in) Overall height:...
SPECIFICATIONS Gear ratio: Manufacturer/model: Rim size: 1st: BRIDGESTONE/G850 RADIAL G 17M/C x MT5.50 38/16 (2.375) Loading: Front brake: 2nd: Maximum load: Type: 33/21 (1.571) 210 kg (463 lb) Dual disc brake 3rd: (Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and Operation: 29/25 (1.160) accessories) Right hand operation...
SPECIFICATIONS Charging system: Fuel level warning light: AC magneto Battery: Engine trouble warning light: Model: Immobilizer system indicator light: GT14B-4 Voltage, capacity: Fuses: 12 V, 12.0 Ah Headlight: Main fuse: 50.0 A Bulb type: Headlight fuse: Halogen bulb Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity: 20.0 A Signaling system fuse: Low beam headlight:...
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. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1.
This information b. The use of the vehicle after such will be needed when ordering spare device or element of design has parts from a Yamaha dealer. been removed or rendered inoper- ative by any person.
INDEX Fuel consumption, tips for reducing ..5-3 Pre-operation check list ......4-2 Fuel level warning light......3-4 Air filter element........6-9 Fuel tank cap.........3-12 Auxiliary DC connector ......3-20 Rear brake light switch, adjusting ..6-13 Fuses, replacing........6-22 Auxiliary light bulb, replacing ....6-28 Rear suspension, lubricating ....
INDEX Vehicle identification number ....9-1 Wheel bearings, checking..... 6-21 Wheels ..........6-13...
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