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 READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. YDRA 4 STROKE GOLF CAR JW1-F8199-12 LI T -19626-11-09...
  • Page 4 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 5 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION Particularly important information is 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 This is the safety alert symbol. It is...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

  • Page 7: Warranty

    Yamaha Golf-Car Company hereby warrants that any • Any charges incurred in transporting a golf car new YDRA gas or YDRE electric Yamaha golf car or charger to and from an authorized Yamaha purchased from an authorized Yamaha golf car deal-...
  • Page 8 SORE vehicle, but Yamaha Golf-Car time before the first scheduled replacement date Company cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of for that part.
  • Page 9 WARRANTED PARTS: The repair or replacement of any warranted part other- wise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if Yamaha Golf-Car Company demonstrates that the SORE vehicle has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and...
  • Page 10: Important Labels

    IMPORTANT LABELS SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION LABELS Read the following labels carefully before operating your golf car, and promptly replace any labels which become damaged or removed. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to read and comply with the safety labels in this manual.
  • Page 13 Keep a record of these numbers for reference when ordering parts from a Yamaha Y-1539 Golf-Car Company dealer. The engine serial number 2 is affixed in the location shown.
  • Page 14: Operator Safety

    OPERATOR SAFETY Yamaha golf cars are designed to be simple to operate. However, be sure to observe the following to reduce the risk of serious injury or death due to loss of control and other hazards: BEFORE OPERATING THE GOLF CAR Read this Owner’s/Operator’s...
  • Page 15 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 too sharply at higher speeds to avoid tipping or rolling the golf car.
  • Page 16: Safety Considerations

    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Like all machines, golf cars can cause injury if improperly used or maintained. This section contains Do not operate golf cars when broad safety practices required for under the influence of alcohol or safe golf car operation. Before golf drugs.
  • Page 17 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Wet Areas. Wet grass may cause Personnel. Allow only qualified, a golf car to lose traction and may trained, and authorized personnel affect stability. Golf car operators to inspect, adjust and maintain golf should reduce speed in wet areas cars.
  • Page 18: Battery Charging

    If new nameplates, warnings or fuel system, drain the applicable part instructions are needed, contact of the system to prevent fuel leaks. your Yamaha Golf-Car Company When working on the fuel system or dealer. the battery, do not smoke, or allow...
  • Page 19: 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 select lever 8 Choke knob 9 Seat Y-916 a Front body b Front tire c Front bumper d Battery e Rear body f Fuel shutoff valve...
  • Page 20: 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 NOTICE...
  • Page 21: Drive Select Lever

    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 The back-up buzzer will beep when the drive select lever is turned to “R.”...
  • Page 22: Choke Knob

    CONTROLS PARKING BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the parking brake pedal whenever parking the golf car. ç Parking brake pedal Y-22a Release the parking brake by depressing the accelerator pedal. The parking brake will automatically release when the accelerator pedal is depressed.
  • Page 23: 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. To keep car from moving while performing pre-operation checks: Remove main switch key.
  • Page 24: 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 25: Engine Oil

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS NOTICE Avoid using gasoline blended with methyl alcohol which can damage fuel system parts. 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).
  • Page 26: Tire Wear Limit

    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 27: Steering System

    The buzzer should sound. PEDAL OPERATION Y-33 Check the following pedal controls for proper operation. If a pedal does not work properly, consult a Yamaha dealer. Accelerator Pedal 1. WARNING! Make sure the main switch is in the “OFF” position.
  • Page 28: Body And Chassis

    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 29: Operation

    OPERATION STARTING 1. With the parking brake applied, turn the drive select lever to “FWD” for forward, or “REV” for reverse. NOTICE Do not shift from “FWD” forward to “REV” reverse while the golf Y-18 car is moving. Transmission dam- age can result.
  • Page 30 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 NOTICE Y-65c Do not hold the golf car on an...
  • Page 31: 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 32 CS R 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. **Related to emission control system.
  • Page 33: 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 34: 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. When removing or installing the spark plug, be careful not to damage the insulator. A damaged insulator could allow external sparks, which could lead to explosion or fire.
  • Page 35 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. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the safety instructions in this...
  • Page 36: Air Filter

    Y-515 After replacing engine oil, check for oil leaks around the 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 37: 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 NOTICE Do not wring out the foam pre-filter, this could cause it to tear.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    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: 29.5 mm (1.16 in.) ∫...
  • Page 39: 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. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the safety instructions in this manual.
  • Page 40 Drive Gear Oil until it is at the top of the plug hole or just beginning to run out of servicing hole. The YDRA Golf Car is equipped with an internal wet brake. Use of oil other than Yamalube Shaft Drive Gear Oil will cause brake noise.
  • Page 41: Brake Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE For transaxle oil replacement, con- sult a Yamaha dealer or other quali- fied mechanic. NOTICE Before performing wheel or brake maintenance, verify that the main switch is in the “OFF” position. Serious transaxle damage can result. Wheel Replacement Y-57...
  • Page 42 MAINTENANCE Brake Pedal Free Play Adjustment NOTICE 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 43: Storage

    Use of fuel stabilizer and conditioner attention. eliminates the need to drain the fuel If any gasoline gets on your system. Consult a Yamaha dealer if skin, immediately wash with the fuel system needs to be drained soap and water. Change instead.
  • Page 44 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 45: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Items YDRA Dimensions: Overall length 2395 mm (94.3 in.) Overall width 1200 mm (47.2 in.) Overall height (steering height) 1190 mm (46.9 in.) Height of floor 310 mm (12.2 in.) Wheelbase 1640 mm (64.6 in.) Tread: Front 870 mm (34.3 in.)
  • Page 46 SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE Items YDRA Description: ˚ Engine type 4-stroke, Gasoline, 60 incline OHV Number of cylinders Single Displacement 357 cm Bore x stroke 85 x 63 mm (3.30 x 2.48 in.) Compression ratio 8.1:1 Rated output 8.5 kw (11.4 hp)/3500 rpm...
  • Page 47 SPECIFICATIONS BATTERIES Items YDRA Battery: BCI group 24, RC: minimum 75 min CCA: minimum 400A 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...
  • Page 48: Wiring

  • Page 49 NOTES...

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