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 Adjusting the shock absorber Final gear oil ......... 6-15 Location of important labels ...1-5 assembly ........3-17 Coolant ......... 6-16 Sidestand ........3-18 Cleaning the air filter elements ..6-18 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 Ignition circuit cut-off system ..3-19 Carburetors ........
Troubleshooting charts ....6-38 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE ..........7-1 Cleaning .........7-1 Storage ...........7-2 SPECIFICATIONS ......8-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION.....9-1 Identification numbers ....9-1 Reporting safety defects ....9-3 Motorcycle noise regulation ....9-4 Maintenance record ......9-5 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. ROYAL STAR™ SERIES LIMITED WARRANTY ....9-7...
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 201 kg (443 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 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 EAU10460 EAU10690 To unlock the steering Main switch/steering lock LOCK The steering is locked, and all electrical systems are off. The key can be re- moved. To lock the steering 1. Push. 2. Turn. The main switch/steering lock controls the ignition and lighting systems, and is Push the key into the main switch, and used to lock the steering.
3. Oil level warning light “ ” for a few seconds, then go off, have a 4. Turn signal indicator light “ ” Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- 5. Engine trouble warning light “ ” cuit. 6. Overdrive indicator light “O/D”...
If the warning light does not come on on for a few seconds, then go off, have for a few seconds, then go off, have a a Yamaha dealer check the electrical 1. Speedometer Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- circuit.
4. Push the “RESET” button to set will start flashing. If this occurs, have a reset the fuel reserve tripmeter manual- the minutes. Yamaha dealer check the electrical cir- ly, it will reset itself automatically and 5. Push the “SELECT” button to start cuit.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU35161 Cruise control system This model is equipped with a cruise control system designed to maintain a set traveling speed. Activating and setting the cruise control system The cruise control system can only be activated when riding in 4th or 5th gear 1.
If this occurs, turn the cruise The “SET” indicator light will go off. control system off and have a 1. Dimmer switch “ ” Yamaha dealer check the electrical 2. Turn signal switch “ ” NOTE: system. 3. Horn switch “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12400 EAU12500 EAU12820 Dimmer switch “ ” Horn switch “ ” Clutch lever Set this switch to “ ” for the high Press this switch to sound the horn. beam and to “ ” for the low beam. EAU12660 Engine stop switch “...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12880 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 EAU13120 EAU13210 Fuel tank cap NOTE: Fuel 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. EWA10130 WARNING Make sure that the fuel tank cap is...
10%. Gasohol UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY containing methanol is not recom- Fuel tank capacity: mended by Yamaha because it can 20.0 L (5.28 US gal) (4.40 Imp.gal) cause damage to the fuel system or ve- Fuel reserve amount: hicle performance problems.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS This indicates reserve. With the fuel EAU13600 Starter (choke) knob “ ” cock lever in this position, the fuel re- serve is made available. Turn the fuel cock lever to this position if you run out of fuel while riding.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13780 EAU35170 Locking the steering with a Rider seat padlock To remove the rider seat Remove the bolts, and then pull the rid- er seat up. 1. Projection 2. Seat holder NOTE: In addition to the main switch/steering Make sure that the rider seat is properly lock, there are brackets on the right secured before riding.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU35791 Passenger backrest To remove the backrest 1. Push the lever on each side of the backrest downward. 1. Locked position To install the backrest EWA12561 Place the backrest in the original posi- WARNING tion, then pull it backward until it stops A loose backrest could cause an ac- and the levers snap locking it into cident.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU35180 EWA11040 Helmet holder WARNING A helmet holding cable is provided in Never ride with a helmet attached to the left sidecase to secure a helmet to a helmet holder, since the helmet the helmet holder. may hit objects, causing loss of con- trol and possibly an accident.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU35221 To install the windshield EWA12541 Windshield WARNING 1. Place the windshield in the original position as shown. A loose windshield could cause an To remove the windshield accident. 1. Push the lever on each side of the Be sure the slot in each lever is windshield forward.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU35210 To open a sidecase To close a sidecase Sidecases 1. Insert the key into the lock, turn it 1. Fold the sidecase lid down. EWA12520 counterclockwise, and then push it 2. Turn the key clockwise, and then WARNING remove it.
This front fork is equipped with air assembly gauge. A low-pressure air gauge is valves for adjusting the spring rate. This shock absorber assembly is available at a Yamaha dealer. EWA10180 equipped with an air valve for adjusting 4. To increase the spring rate and WARNING the spring rate.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS below and have a Yamaha dealer re- EAU15311 Ignition circuit cut-off system pair it if it does not function proper- The ignition circuit cut-off system (com- prising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the fol- lowing functions.
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 EAU35201 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 “ACC”...
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 coolant to specified level. 6-16 • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check lever free play. • Adjust if necessary. Front brake •...
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-20, 6-28 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-27 •...
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.
(choke) turned on, then about 2.5 min- then check the engine oil level Yamaha dealer check the elec- utes with the starter (choke) in the half- and the vehicle for oil leakage. If trical circuit.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16640 EAU16671 ECA10260 Starting a warm engine Shifting CAUTION: Follow the same procedure as for start- Even with the transmission in ing a cold engine with the exception the neutral position, do not that the starter (choke) is not required coast for long periods of time when the engine is warm.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 4. At the recommended shift points 3. Shift the transmission into the neu- EAU16841 Engine break-in shown in the following table, close tral position when the motorcycle There is never a more important period the throttle, and at the same time, is almost completely stopped.
CAUTION: touch them. If any engine trouble should occur Do not park on a slope or on soft during the engine break-in period, ground, otherwise the vehicle immediately have a Yamaha dealer 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 EAU32183 General maintenance and lubrication chart INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS 600 mi 4000 mi 8000 mi 12000 mi 16000 mi 20000 mi ITEM ROUTINE (1000 km) (7000 km) (13000 km) (19000 km) (25000 km) (31000 km) 1 month 6 months 12 months...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS 600 mi 4000 mi 8000 mi 12000 mi 16000 mi 20000 mi ITEM ROUTINE (1000 km) (7000 km) (13000 km) (19000 km) (25000 km) (31000 km) 1 month 6 months 12 months 18 months 24 months 30 months...
Front and rear brake √ √ √ √ √ √ 23 * • Check operation. switches • Apply Yamaha chain and cable √ √ √ √ √ √ 24 * Control cables lube or engine oil SAE 10W-30 thoroughly. • Check operation and free play.
• Adjust headlight beam. * Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service. NOTE: From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU18712 Removing and installing cowlings and panels The cowlings and panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a cowling or panel needs to be re- moved and installed.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR NOTE: Make sure that the projection fits into the grommet. 2. Install cowling A. EAU35860 Panels A and B To remove one of the panels 1. Grommet 1. Cowling B Remove the bolt, and then pull the pan- 2.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 1. Panel B 1. Panel C EAU19332 2. Bolt 2. Screw Panel C 3. Bolt To install the panel To remove the panel To install the panel Place the panel in the original position, 1. Remove the left passenger foot- 1.
1. Spark plug cap 1. Spark plug gap problems yourself. Instead, have a 2. Remove the spark plug as shown, Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Spark plug gap: with the spark plug wrench includ- 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in) ed in the owner’s tool kit.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Clean the surface of the spark plug EAU19672 EAU19902 Canister (for California only) Engine oil and oil filter gasket and its mating surface, and cartridge then wipe off any grime from the The engine oil level should be checked spark plug threads.
An oil filter wrench is available at a of the recommended type to raise Yamaha dealer. it to the correct level. 5. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to To change the engine oil (with or...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Recommended engine oil: See page 8-1. Oil quantity: Without oil filter cartridge replace- ment: 3.50 L (3.70 US qt) (3.08 Imp.qt) With oil filter cartridge replacement: 3.70 L (3.91 US qt) (3.26 Imp.qt) ECA11620 CAUTION: 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Remove the oil filler bolt and drain 6. Check the final gear case for oil EAU20070 Coolant bolt to drain the oil from the final leakage. If oil is leaking, check for The coolant level should be checked gear case.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR If water has been added to the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer check the antifreeze content of the coolant as soon as possible, otherwise the effectiveness of the coolant will be reduced. EWA10380 WARNING Never attempt to remove the radiator 1.
The air filter elements should be nance and lubrication chart. Have a filter case off. cleaned at the intervals specified in the Yamaha dealer change the coolant. periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. Clean the air filter elements more frequently if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 7. Install the air filter element by fit- ting the projection on the air filter element into the holder in the air fil- ter case, then tightening the screws. ECA10480 CAUTION: Make sure that the air filter ele- ment is properly seated in the air filter case.
To prevent this adjustment. Therefore, all carburetor from occurring, the valve clearance adjustments should be left to a Yamaha must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer dealer, who has the necessary profes- at the intervals specified in the periodic sional knowledge and experience.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU32541 LOAD YOUR VEHICLE. Make sure Tire air pressure (measured on cold Tires that the total weight of the cargo, rid- tires): To maximize the performance, durabil- er, passenger, and accessories 0–90 kg (0–198 lb): ity, and safe operation of your motor- Front: (cowling, saddlebags, etc.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, con- After extensive tests, only the EAU21991 Cast wheels tact a Yamaha dealer immediately and tires listed below have been ap- To maximize the performance, durabil- have the tire replaced. proved...
Use of non- Yamaha-approved accessories or replacement parts may cause loss of handling stability and riding safety. Since Yamaha cannot control the quality of accessories or parts man- ufactured other companies, Yamaha cannot be held liable for 6-23...
If there is air in the hydraulic 2. To increase the brake lever free system, have a Yamaha dealer bleed play, turn the adjusting screw in di- the system before operating the motor- rection (a). To decrease the brake cycle.
Since the brake light switch is a compo- nent of the cruise control system, it EAU22430 Front brake pads must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer, who has the necessary professional knowledge and experience. 1. Brake pad wear indicator groove...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU22660 Clutch Use only the recommended quality Checking the brake and clutch brake fluid, otherwise the rubber fluid levels seals may deteriorate, causing leakage and poor braking or clutch Front brake performance. Recommended brake and clutch flu- DOT 4 brake fluid Refill with the same type of brake 1.
Yamaha dealer clutch fluids cables check the cause. Have a Yamaha dealer change the The operation of all control cables and brake and clutch fluids at the intervals the condition of the cables should be specified in the NOTE after the periodic checked before each ride, and the ca- maintenance and lubrication chart.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR EAU23111 EAU23131 Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease (all-pur- throttle grip and cable brake and shift pedals pose grease) The operation of the throttle grip should be checked before each ride. In addi- tion, the cable should be lubricated at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance chart.
2. While applying the front brake, pose grease) 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.
If there is play in the wheel burns. Avoid any contact with hub or if the wheel does not turn skin, eyes or clothing and al- smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check ways shield your eyes when the wheel bearings. working near batteries. In case of contact, administer the fol- lowing FIRST AID.
Storing a discharged battery can cause permanent To charge the battery battery damage. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- To charge a sealed-type (MF) tery as soon as possible if it seems to battery, a special (constant-volt- have discharged. Keep in mind that the age) battery charger is required.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR Specified fuses: Main fuse: 30.0 A Cruise control fuse: 10.0 A Carburetor heater fuse: 15.0 A Auxiliary DC connector fuse: 5.0 A Ignition fuse: 10.0 A 1. Cruise control fuse 1. Backup fuse (for odometer and clock) Signaling system fuse: 2.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 4. If the fuse immediately blows EAU23792 Replacing the headlight bulb again, have a Yamaha dealer This model is equipped with a quartz check the electrical system. bulb headlight. If the headlight bulb burns out, replace it as follows.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND MINOR REPAIR 2. Remove the defective bulb by EAU24350 a jack either under each side of the Supporting the motorcycle pushing it in and turning it counter- frame in front of the rear wheel or under Since this model is not equipped with a clockwise.
The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vital systems your- self. However, should your motorcycle require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the motorcycle properly.
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.
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.
Cleaning the motorcycle towel, or soft absorbent cloth. quality plastic polishing com- 1. Rinse any dirt and degreaser off 4. Clean the seat with Yamaha Pro- pound after washing. with a garden hose, using only tectant or another high-quality vi- Do not use any harsh chemical enough pressure to do the job.
NOTE: since many contain abrasives that may mar the paint or protective finish. When Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and Operate the engine for several finished, start the engine and let it idle Yamaha Lube Zall or another high- minutes to insure the newly condi- for several minutes.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 6. If storing in a humid or salt-air at- mosphere, coat all exposed metal surfaces with a light film of oil. Do not apply oil to any rubber parts or the seat cover. 7. Remove the battery and fully charge it.
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 3-12.) 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 EAU26632 Maintenance record Copies of work orders and/or receipts for parts purchased and installed on your vehicle 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 36000 mi (55000 km) or 54 months 40000 mi (61000 km) or 60 months...
Owner’s Manual, and Give notice to an autho- LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ALSO EXCLUDED rized Yamaha motorcycle dealer of any and all apparent de- FROM THIS WARRANTY ARE ANY INCIDENTAL OR CON- MODELS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY include those fects within ten (10) days after discovery, and make the ma- SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOSS OF USE.
This list is compiled from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. by the selling dealer at Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new the time of your purchase.