Yamaha has met these standards without reducing the performance or economy of operation of the motorcycle. To maintain these high standards, it is important that you and your Yamaha dealer pay close attention to the recommended maintenance schedules and operating instructions contained within this manual.
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 AND UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN SAFE AND PROPER RIDING TECHNIQUES. REGULAR INSPECTIONS AND CAREFUL MAINTENANCE, ALONG WITH GOOD RIDING SKILLS, WILL ENSURE THAT YOU SAFELY ENJOY THE CAPABILITIES AND THE RELIABILITY OF THIS MOTORCYCLE.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 Spoke wheels ....... 6-17 Location of important labels ...1-5 Pre-operation check list ....4-2 Accessories and replacement parts .......... 6-17 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Adjusting the clutch lever free Left view ..........2-1 RIDING POINTS ........
TABLE OF CONTENTS Checking the steering ....6-29 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE Checking the wheel bearings ..6-29 (Y.E.S.) ........9-9 Battery ..........6-30 Replacing the fuses ......6-31 Replacing the headlight bulb ..6-32 Replacing the tail/brake light bulb ...........6-33 Replacing a turn signal light bulb ...........6-34...
SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10251 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 motorcycle accidents in- AND OPERATION ARE DEPENDENT Safe riding volve inexperienced 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 XV250V 196 kg (432 lb) this motorcycle. Since Yamaha cannot weight distribution or aerody- XV250VC 195 kg (430 lb) test all other accessories that may be namic changes. If accessories...
SAFETY INFORMATION tor and may limit control ability, Always turn the engine off before eyes, see your doctor immediately. therefore, such accessories are leaving the motorcycle unattended If any gasoline spills on your skin not recommended. and remove the key from the main or clothing, immediately wash the Use caution when adding electri- switch.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU10450 EAU10810 EAU10980 Main switch P (Parking) Indicator lights The taillight and position lights are on, but all other electrical systems are off. The key can be removed. The key must be pushed in from the “OFF”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU11090 EAU11630 EAU12343 High beam indicator light “HIGH Speedometer unit Handlebar switches BEAM” Left This indicator light comes on when the high beam of the headlight is switched 1. Odometer 2. Tripmeter 1. Dimmer switch “LIGHTS” 3.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12410 ECA10050 EAU12820 Dimmer switch “LIGHTS” Clutch lever CAUTION: Set the switch to “HI” for the high beam See page 5-1 for starting instruc- and to “LO” for the low beam. tions prior to starting the engine. EAU12440 Turn signal switch “TURN”...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12870 EAU12890 EAU12941 Shift pedal Brake lever Brake pedal 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever 1. 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 EAU13040 EAU13210 Fuel tank cap NOTE: Fuel 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. EWA11090 WARNING Make sure that the fuel tank cap is...
10%. Gasohol XV250V 9.5 L (2.51 US gal) (2.09 containing methanol is not recom- Imp.gal) mended by Yamaha because it can XV250VC 9.2 L (2.43 US gal) (2.02 Imp.gal) cause damage to the fuel system or ve- Fuel reserve amount: hicle performance problems.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13630 Starter (choke) lever 1. Arrow mark positioned over “RES” 1. Arrow mark positioned over “PRI” 1. Starter (choke) lever This indicates reserve. With the fuel This indicates prime. With the fuel cock Starting a cold engine requires a richer cock lever in this position, the fuel re- lever in this position, the engine can be air-fuel mixture, which is supplied by...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13730 To unlock the steering EAU14220 Steering lock Rider seat 1. Open the steering lock cover, and then insert the key. To remove the rider seat 2. Push the key in, turn it 1/8 turn Remove the bolts, and then pull the rid- counterclockwise so that it moves er seat off.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU14281 EAU14880 Helmet holder Adjusting the shock absorber assemblies 1. Projection 2. Seat holder 1. Helmet holder 2. Place the rider seat in the original 2. Unlock. 1. Spring preload adjusting ring position, and then tighten the bolts. 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EWA10210 EAU15301 below and have a Yamaha dealer re- Sidestand WARNING pair it if it does not function proper- The sidestand is located on the left side Always adjust both shock absorber of the frame. Raise the sidestand or...
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following procedure. EWA10250 WARNING If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha dealer check the system be- fore riding. 3-11...
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.
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.
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-15, 6-26 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-26 •...
• Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-10 • If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle. • Check fluid level. Battery 6-30 • Fill with distilled water if necessary.
Become thoroughly familiar system to enable starting, one of the Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- with all operating controls and following conditions must be met: cuit. their functions before riding. The transmission is in the neutral Consult a Yamaha dealer re- position.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS ECA11130 EAU16640 EAU16671 Starting a warm engine Shifting CAUTION: Follow the same procedure as for start- For maximum engine life, always ing a cold engine with the exception warm the engine up before starting that the starter (choke) is not required off.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS ECA10260 4. At the recommended shift points 3. Shift the transmission into the neu- CAUTION: shown in the following table, close tral position when the motorcycle the throttle, and at the same time, is almost completely stopped. The Even with the transmission in quickly pull the clutch lever in.
Do not park on a slope or on soft during the engine break-in period, tle operation or any condition that might ground, otherwise the vehicle immediately have a Yamaha dealer result in engine overheating must be may overturn. check the vehicle.
TRAINED AND EQUIPPED TO PER- certain maintenance work correctly. FORM THESE PARTICULAR SER- VICES. NOTE: If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EWA10340 WARNING Modifications approved Yamaha may cause loss of perfor- mance, excessive emissions, and render the vehicle unsafe for use. Consult a Yamaha dealer before at- tempting any changes.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary. Evaporative emis- • Check control system for dam- √ √ sion control system age. (For California only) • Replace if necessary. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU32161 General maintenance and lubrication chart INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS 600 mi 4000 mi 7000 mi 10000 mi 13000 mi 16000 mi ITEM ROUTINE (1000 km) (6000 km) (11000 km) (16000 km) (21000 km) (26000 km) 1 month 6 months 12 months...
• Check chain slack, alignment and condition. Drive chain • Adjust and thoroughly lubricate Every 300 mi (500 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain chain with Yamaha chain and ca- ble lube. • Check bearing assembly for looseness. √...
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable. Lights, signals and • Check operation. √ √ √ √ √ √ 25 * switches • Adjust headlight beam. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: From 19000 mi (31000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 7000 mi (11000 km) or 12 months. EAU17620 NOTE: The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. Hydraulic brake system •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18751 EAU19543 Removing and installing the Checking the spark plugs panel The spark plugs are important engine components, which are easy to check. The panel shown needs to be removed Since heat and deposits will cause any to perform some of the maintenance spark plug to slowly erode, the spark jobs described in this chapter.
If any spark plug shows a distinctly dif- ferent color, the engine could be defec- tive. Do not attempt to diagnose such 1. Spark plug gap problems yourself. Instead, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Spark plug gap: 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU19681 Make sure that the canister breath- EAU19751 Canister (for California only) Engine oil and oil filter er is not blocked, and if necessary, element clean it. 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-...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Place an oil pan under the engine NOTE: NOTE: to collect the used oil. The engine oil should be between the Skip steps 4–6 if the oil filter element is 3. Remove the engine oil filler cap minimum and maximum level marks.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Make sure that no foreign mate- Tightening torque: rial enters the crankcase. Engine oil drain bolt: 34 Nm (3.4 m·kgf, 24 ft·lbf) 9. Start the engine, and then let it idle for several minutes while checking 8.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU32732 3. Remove the air filter case cover by Cleaning the air filter element removing the screws. The air filter element should be cleaned at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. Clean the air filter element more fre- quently if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
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.
NEVER OVER- in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, con- tires): LOAD YOUR VEHICLE. Make sure tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and 0–90 kg (0–198 lb): Front: that the total weight of the cargo, rid- have the tire replaced.
Adjusting the clutch lever free NOTE: use of items which have not been If the specified clutch lever free play play approved by Yamaha. could be obtained as described above, tighten the locknut and skip the rest of the procedure, otherwise proceed as follows.
A soft or spongy feeling in the brake lever can indicate the presence of air in the hydraulic system. If there is air in the hy- draulic system, have a Yamaha dealer bleed the system before operating the motorcycle. Air in 1. Locknut the hydraulic system will dimin- 2.
2. Distance between brake pedal and footrest 3. Brake pedal free play 1. Locknut EWA10670 WARNING 2. Brake pedal position adjusting bolt It is advisable to have a Yamaha 3. Tighten the locknut. dealer make these adjustments. EWA11230 WARNING 1. Brake pedal free play adjusting nut...
Checking the front brake pads obtained as described, have a switch and rear brake shoes Yamaha dealer make this ad- The front brake pads and the rear brake justment. shoes must be checked for wear at the After adjusting the brake pedal...
EAU22760 Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack denly, have a Yamaha dealer Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be check the cause. brake fluid at the intervals specified in checked before each ride and adjusted the NOTE after the periodic mainte- if necessary.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Remove the cotter pin from the axle nut, and then loosen the axle nut. 3. Loosen the chain puller locknut at each end of the swingarm. 4. To tighten the drive chain, turn the adjusting nut at each end of the swingarm in direction (a).
NOTE: NOTE: For a thorough cleaning, have a Make sure that two notches in the axle Yamaha dealer remove the drive chain nut are aligned with the hole through and soak it in solvent. the wheel axle, otherwise further tight- en the axle nut until they are.
Recommended lubricant: EWA10730 Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- WARNING pose grease) pose grease) If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it. Recommended lubricant: Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- pose grease) 6-27...
If any damage is found or the front Check the inner tubes for scratches, fork does not operate smoothly, damage and excessive oil leakage. have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. To check the operation 1. Place the vehicle on a level sur- face and hold it in an upright posi- tion.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23310 • INTERNAL: Drink large quan- Battery tities of water or milk and im- A poorly maintained battery will corrode mediately call a physician. and discharge quickly. The electrolyte • EYES: Flush with water for 15 level, battery lead connections and minutes and seek prompt breather hose routing should be...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR that the breather hose is properly EAU23600 Replacing the fuses routed, in good condition, and not obstructed. ECA10600 CAUTION: If the breather hose is positioned in such a way that the frame is ex- posed to electrolyte or gas expelled from the battery, the frame could suffer structural and external dam- 1.
1. Headlight coupler 2. Headlight bulb cover 4. If the fuse immediately blows again, have a Yamaha dealer 3. Remove the headlight bulb holder check the electrical system. by turning it counterclockwise, and then remove the defective bulb.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU24210 Replacing a turn signal light bulb 1. Remove the turn signal lens by re- moving the screws. 1. Tail/brake light bulb 1. Turn signal light bulb 3. Insert a new bulb into the socket, 3.
EWA10820 wheel or performing other maintenance WARNING requiring the motorcycle to stand up- It is advisable to have a Yamaha right. Check that the motorcycle is in a dealer service the wheel. stable and level position before starting Securely support the motor- any maintenance.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Wheel axle 1. Speedometer gear unit 1. Speedometer gear unit 2. Front wheel axle pinch bolt 2. Retainer 2. Lift the wheel up between the fork 3. Speedometer cable 3. Lift the front wheel off the ground legs.
To remove the rear wheel smoothly. EWA10820 WARNING 8. Connect the speedometer cable. It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer service the wheel. Securely support the motor- cycle so that there is no danger 1. Axle nut of it falling over.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU32760 Tightening torque: To install the rear wheel Axle nut: 1. Install the drive chain onto the rear 104 Nm (10.4 m·kgf, 75 ft·lbf) sprocket, and then install the wheel by inserting the wheel axle EWA10700 from the right-hand side.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EAU26040 ucts onto seals, gaskets, sprock- cleaning products, solvent or Care ets, the drive chain and wheel thinner, fuel (gasoline), rust re- While the open design of a motorcycle axles. Always rinse the dirt and de- movers or inhibitors, brake flu- reveals the attractiveness of the tech- greaser off with water.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE After normal use ECA10790 4. To prevent corrosion, it is recom- CAUTION: Remove dirt with warm water, a mild mended to apply a corrosion pro- detergent, and a soft, clean sponge, tection spray metal, Do not use warm water since it in- and then rinse thoroughly with clean including chrome- and nickel-plat- creases the corrosive action of the...
NOTE: and spark plugs. To prevent corrosion, avoid Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil damp cellars, stables (because what products to use. into each spark plug bore.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE EWA10950 °C (90 °F)]. For more information WARNING on storing the battery, see page To prevent damage or injury from 6-30. sparking, make sure to ground the NOTE: spark plug electrodes while turning Make any necessary repairs before the engine over.
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.
1. Model label The model label is affixed to the frame under the rider seat. (See page 3-8.) Record the information on this label in the space provided. This information 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 immediately 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 EAU26560 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 EAU26611 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 28000 mi (46000 km) or 54 months 31000 mi (51000 km) or 60 months...
This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to dealer to see how comforting uninterrupted factory- Yamaha owners like you, and only while your Yamaha is still backed protection can be. within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha dealer to get all the facts.
Yamaha Limited Warranty expires. A special note: If visiting your dealer isn’t convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your frame number). We’ll be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.
INDEX Parking ............5-4 Part locations .......... 2-1 Accessories and replacement parts..6-17 Front fork, checking ......6-28 Pre-operation check list......4-2 Air filter element, cleaning..... 6-13 Fuel............3-5 Fuel cock ..........3-6 Fuel tank cap .......... 3-5 Rear brake light switch, adjusting ..6-21 Battery...........
INDEX Troubleshooting chart ......6-40 Turn signal indicator light......3-1 Turn signal light bulb, replacing.... 6-34 Turn signal switch........3-3 Valve clearance ........6-15 Vehicle identification number....9-1 Warranty, extended ........ 9-9 Warranty, limited........9-7 Wheel bearings, checking ....6-29 Wheel (front) .........
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