Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL MT09 MT09A 1RC-28199-EA...
Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold. YAMAHA MOTOR ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 1450-6, Mori, Mori-machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken, 437-0292 Japan DECLARATION of CONFORMITY Company: YAMAHA MOTOR ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Address: 1450-6, Mori, Mori-Machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-Ken, 437-0292 Japan Hereby declare that the product: Kind of equipment: IMMOBILIZER...
Yamaha a reputation for dependability. Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly, so as to enjoy all advantages of your MT09/MT09A. The Owner’s Man- ual does not only instruct you in how to operate, inspect and maintain your motorcycle, but also in how to safeguard yourself and others from trouble and injury.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10134 Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
SAFETY INFORMATION Never operate a motorcycle with- pears to be very effective in reduc- EAU1028B out proper training or instruction. ing the chance of this type of Take a training course. Beginners accident. Be a Responsible Owner should receive training from a cer- Therefore: As the vehicle’s owner, you are re- tified instructor.
SAFETY INFORMATION Many accidents involve inexperi- • Always signal before turning or Protective Apparel enced operators. In fact, many op- changing lanes. Make sure that The majority of fatalities from motorcy- erators who have been involved in other motorists can see you. cle accidents are the result of head in- ...
• Never attach any large or heavy Do not run engine in poorly venti- Maximum load: items to the handlebar, front MT09 177 kg (390 lb) lated or partially enclosed areas fork, or front fender. These MT09A 174 kg (384 lb)
Yamaha accessories, which are avail- performed to your vehicle that change lightweight as possible and able only from a Yamaha dealer, have any of the vehicle’s design or operation should be kept to a minimum. been designed, tested, and approved characteristics can put you and others •...
SAFETY INFORMATION Check that the fuel cock (if operator and may limit control ability, therefore, such accesso- equipped) is in the “OFF” position ries are not recommended. and that there are no fuel leaks. Use caution when adding electri- ...
Do not expose any key to exces- cess, take the vehicle along with all three keys to a Yamaha dealer to have sively high temperatures. Do not place any key close to them re-registered. Do not use the key with the red bow for driving.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Keep other immobilizer system EAU10473 EAU36871 Main switch/steering lock keys away from the main switch All electrical circuits are supplied with as they may cause signal inter- power, the meter lighting, taillight, li- ference. cense plate light and auxiliary lights come on, and the engine can be start- ed.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To unlock the steering EAU10685 EAU49394 LOCK Indicator lights and warning The steering is locked, and all electrical lights systems are off. The key can be re- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 moved. To lock the steering 1.
Yamaha dealer check the electrical level detection circuit. If a problem circuit. is detected in the oil level detec-...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS does not come on when the key is have a Yamaha dealer check the self- EAU54681 Immobilizer system indicator diagnosis system. (See page 3-11 for turned to “ON” light “ ” comes on or flashes while riding...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS a speedometer EAU58053 Multi-function meter unit a tachometer a clock a fuel meter an eco indicator a transmission gear display a drive mode display (which shows the selected drive mode) ...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Tachometer Clock 5. Push the “RESET” button to set the minutes. 6. Push the “SELECT” button and then release it to start the clock. Fuel meter 1. Tachometer 1. Clock 2. Tachometer red zone The clock displays when the key is The tachometer allows the rider to turned to “ON”.
“ ” flash eight times, then go fuel consumption: Avoid high engine speeds during off for approximately 3 seconds. If this occurs, have a Yamaha dealer check acceleration. Travel at a constant speed. the electrical circuit. Select the transmission gear that...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Multi-function display Push the “SELECT” button to switch km/L, L/100 km or MPG → AVE_ _._ the display between the instantaneous fuel consumption mode “km/L” or km/L, AVE_ _._ L/100 km or AVE_ _._ MPG → °C → Air_ _ °C → ODO → “L/100 km”, average fuel consumption TRIP 1 →...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS For the UK only: The instantaneous fuel consumption Average fuel consumption mode F-TRIP → km/L, L/100 km or MPG → display can be set to either “km/L”, AVE_ _._ km/L, AVE_ _._ L/100 km or “L/100 km” or “MPG” (for the UK only). AVE_ _._ MPG →...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To switch between the average fuel This display shows the coolant tem- The air intake temperature display indi- consumption displays, push the “SE- perature from 40 °C to 116 °C in 1 °C cates the temperature of the air drawn LECT”...
If the display indicates any error codes, from starting. note the code number, and then have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 2. If the engine starts, turn it off and try starting the engine with the The self-diagnosis device also detects 1.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS This mode allows the rider to enjoy EAU47633 EAU1234F D-mode (drive mode) Handlebar switches smooth and sporty drivability from the D-mode is an electronically controlled low-speed range to the high-speed Left engine performance system with three range.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Right ter position. To cancel the turn signal EAU12734 Hazard switch “ ” lights, push the switch in after it has re- With the key in the “ON” or “ ” posi- turned to the center position. tion, use this switch to turn on the haz- ard lights (simultaneous flashing of all EAU12501...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS The throttle grip must be completely EAU12821 EAU12872 Clutch lever Shift pedal closed in order to change the drive mo- de. (See page 3-13 for an explanation of each drive mode.) The mode is set to “STD” by de- fault.
Brake lever Brake pedal ABS (for ABS models) The brake lever is located on the right The Yamaha ABS (Anti-lock Brake side of the handlebar. To apply the System) features a dual electronic con- front brake, pull the lever toward the trol system, which acts on the front and throttle grip.
However, special tools are released and the fuel tank cap can be required, so please consult your opened. Yamaha dealer when performing this test. To close the fuel tank cap 1. Rear wheel sensor 1. Push the fuel tank cap into posi- ECA20100 2.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13222 Fuel The fuel tank cap cannot be closed un- Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in less the key is in the lock. In addition, the tank. the key cannot be removed if the cap is EWA10882 WARNING not properly closed and locked.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13434 ECA10702 EAU57991 Catalytic converter Seat NOTICE This model is equipped with a catalytic Use only unleaded gasoline. The use converter in the exhaust system. To remove the seat of leaded gasoline will cause unre- 1. Open the seat lock cover, insert EWA10863 pairable damage to the catalytic WARNING...
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Do not exceed the maximum EAU58200 Storage compartment load of MT09 177 kg (390 lb) MT09A 174 kg (384 lb) for the ve- hicle. 1. Projection 2. Seat holder 1. Storage compartment 2. Push the rear of the seat down to The storage compartment is located lock it in place.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU58041 Spring preload setting: Adjusting the front fork Minimum (soft): EWA14671 Distance A = 19.0 mm (0.75 in) WARNING Standard: Always adjust the spring preload on Distance A = 16.0 mm (0.63 in) Maximum (hard): both fork legs equally, otherwise Distance A = 4.0 mm (0.16 in) poor handling and loss of stability may result.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU57940 Rebound damping setting: Adjusting the shock absorber 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 Minimum (soft): assembly 3 turn(s) in direction (b)* This shock absorber assembly is Standard: 1 3/4 turn(s) in direction (b)* equipped with a spring preload adjust- Maximum (hard): ing ring and a rebound damping force Adjusting screw fully turned in di-...
Take the shock advisable to check the actual total damping, turn the adjusting screw in absorber assembly to a Yamaha number of turns of the damping force direction (a). To decrease the rebound dealer for any service.
EAU15152 EAU15306 Luggage strap holders Sidestand Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not The sidestand is located on the left function properly. side of the frame. Raise the sidestand or lower it with your foot while holding the vehicle upright.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU57950 Ignition circuit cut-off system The ignition circuit cut-off system (comprising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the following functions. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the sidestand is up, but the clutch le- ver is not pulled.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS WARNING With the engine turned off: 1. Move the sidestand down. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 2. Make sure that the start/engine stop switch is set to “ ”. dealer check the system before riding.
INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS A 12 V accessory connected to the EAU58262 Auxiliary DC connector auxiliary DC connector behind the right EWA12532 side panel can be used when the key is WARNING in the “ON” position. (See page 6-31.) To prevent electrical shock or short- circuiting, make sure that the cap is installed when the auxiliary DC con- nector is not being used.
• If necessary, add recommended coolant to specified level. 6-11 Coolant • Check cooling system for leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check brake pads for wear. Front brake • Replace if necessary. 6-20, 6-21 •...
• Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check throttle grip free play. 6-15, 6-25 Throttle grip • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust throttle grip free play and lubricate ca- ble and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-25 •...
• Tighten if necessary. Instruments, lights, signals • Check operation. — and switches • Correct if necessary. • Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system. Sidestand switch 3-25 • If system is not working correctly, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.
The gear positions are shown in the il- neutral position. The neutral indi- lustration. cator light should come on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to check the To shift the transmission into the neu- electrical circuit. tral position, press the shift pedal down 3.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 4. At the recommended shift points clutch lever in, use the brakes to ECA10261 NOTICE shown in the following table, close slow the motorcycle, and continue Even with the transmission in the throttle, and at the same time, to downshift as necessary.
OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU58280 EAU16811 EAU16842 Recommended shift points Tips for reducing fuel con- Engine break-in The recommended shift points during sumption There is never a more important period acceleration and deceleration are in the life of your engine than the period Fuel consumption depends largely on shown in the table below.
To avoid possible burns, let tivities incorrectly may increase brake components cool before your risk of injury or death during touching them. service or while using the vehicle. If you are not familiar with vehicle ser- vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform service.
From 50000 km (30000 mi), repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 10000 km (6000 mi). Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and tech- nical skills.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU1770G General maintenance and lubrication chart ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) √ 1 * Air filter element •...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation and for exces- √ √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 10000 km 20000 km 30000 km 40000 km CHECK (600 mi) (6000 mi) (12000 mi) (18000 mi) (24000 mi) • Check operation and for oil leak- √...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18681 Air filter • This model’s air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, which must not be cleaned with com- pressed air to avoid damaging it. • The air filter element needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas. ...
1/2 turn past finger tight. However, the Yamaha dealer. Since heat and depos- with a wire thickness gauge and, if spark plug should be tightened to the its will cause any spark plug to slowly necessary, adjusted to specification.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 4. Remove the engine oil filler cap, EAU19909 Engine oil and oil filter car- the engine oil drain bolt and its tridge gasket to drain the oil from the The engine oil level should be checked crankcase.
Make sure that the O-ring is properly 17 Nm (1.7 m·kgf, 12 ft·lbf) An oil filter wrench is available at a seated. Yamaha dealer. 8. Install the engine oil drain bolt and 7. Install the new oil filter cartridge its new gasket, and then tighten 6.
If water has been added to the coolant, have a Yamaha dealer check the anti- freeze content of the coolant as soon as possible, otherwise the effectiveness of the coolant will 1. Radiator cap be reduced.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 7. Install the coolant reservoir and its 11. Pour the specified amount of the cover by placing them in the origi- recommended coolant into the ra- nal position, and then installing the diator and reservoir. collars and bolts. Antifreeze/water mixture ratio: 8.
Therefore, it must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer is essential to maintain the tires in good at the intervals specified in the periodic condition at all times and replace them maintenance and lubrication chart.
250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) or glass fragments in it, or if the side- surface must first be “broken Rear: wall is cracked, have a Yamaha dealer in” for it to develop its optimal 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm², 42 psi) replace the tire immediately.
WARNING ed below have been approved for this Tires age, even if they have not been model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. This motorcycle is fitted with super- used or have only been used occasion- high-speed tires. Note the following ally.
If any damage is found, have conditions. a Yamaha dealer replace the wheel. Do not attempt even the smallest repair to the wheel. A de- 1. Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt formed or cracked wheel must be 2.
Yamaha dealer check the internal clutch mechanism. 1. No brake lever free play There should be no free play at the brake lever end. If there is free play, have a Yamaha dealer inspect the brake system.
EAU36891 takes effect. If necessary, have a Front brake pads Yamaha dealer adjust the brake light switches. 1. Rear brake light switch 2. Rear brake light switch adjusting nut The brake light, which is activated by...
Rear brake EAU40262 Checking the brake fluid level Yamaha dealer replace the brake pads Before riding, check that the brake fluid as a set. is above the minimum level mark. Check the brake fluid level with the top...
EAU22733 Changing the brake fluid id; otherwise, the rubber seals Yamaha dealer check the cause before Have a Yamaha dealer change the may deteriorate, causing leak- further riding. brake fluid at the intervals specified in age.
2. Shift the transmission into the To adjust the drive chain slack rection (a). To loosen the drive neutral position. Consult a Yamaha dealer before ad- chain, turn the adjusting bolt on 3. Measure the drive chain slack as justing the drive chain slack.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT curring, keep the drive chain EAU23026 Cleaning and lubricating the slack within the specified limits. drive chain [ECA17791] The drive chain must be cleaned and lubricated at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrica- tion chart, otherwise it will quickly wear out, especially when riding in dusty or wet areas.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU44275 EAU23144 Recommended lubricant: Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Lithium-soap-based grease brake and shift pedals brake and clutch levers The operation of the brake and shift The operation of the brake and clutch pedals should be checked before each levers should be checked before each ride, and the pedal pivots should be lu-...
The operation of the sidestand should The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- be checked before each ride, and the ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal specified in the periodic maintenance contact surfaces should be lubricated and lubrication chart.
(See page 3-20.) hub or if the wheel does not turn This model is equipped with a VRLA smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery. check the wheel bearings. There is no need to check the electro- lyte or to add distilled water.
To charge the battery ge it if necessary. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- 3. Fully charge the battery before installation. NOTICE: When in- tery as soon as possible if it seems to have discharged.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT MT09 EAU57983 Replacing the fuses The fuse boxes and individual fuses are located under the seat (See page 3-20.) and behind the right side panel. To access fuse box 1, remove and in- stall the right side panel as follows.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 4. If the fuse immediately blows Specified fuses: again, have a Yamaha dealer Main fuse: check the electrical system. 50.0 A Auxiliary fuse: 2.0 A Headlight fuse: 15.0 A Signaling system fuse: 7.5 A Ignition fuse: 15.0 A...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU58001 Replacing the headlight bulb This model is equipped with a halogen bulb headlight. If the headlight bulb burns out, replace it as follows. ECA10651 NOTICE Take care not to damage the follow- ing parts: Headlight bulb 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Grommet 1. Headlight coupler 1. Headlight bulb holder 2. Headlight bulb 4. Disconnect the auxiliary light cou- 6. Remove the headlight bulb cover. 8. Place a new headlight bulb into pler. position, then secure it with the bulb holder.
13. Install the grommets. pushing it in and turning it coun- 14. Place the headlight unit side cov- terclockwise. ers in their original position, and then install the bolts. 15. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the headlight beam if necessary. 6-36...
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU58010 Replacing the license plate light bulb 1. Remove the license plate light unit by removing the nuts and collars, and then remove the license plate light bulb socket (together with the bulb) by pulling it out. 1.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU58021 Replacing an auxiliary light bulb This model is equipped with two auxil- iary lights. If an auxiliary light bulb burns out, replace it as follows. 1. Remove the headlight unit side covers by removing the bolts on each side.
EWA14841 WARNING when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other mainte- For the ABS model, have a Yamaha nance requiring the motorcycle to dealer remove and install the wheel. stand upright. Check that the motorcy- cle is in a stable and level position be- EAU56270 fore starting any maintenance.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 4. Lower the front wheel so that it is on the ground, and then put the sidestand down. 5. Tighten the wheel axle, the front wheel axle pinch bolt and the brake caliper bolts to the specified torques.
Locknut: self. However, should your motorcycle 16 Nm (1.6 m·kgf, 12 ft·lbf) 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.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or gasoline vapors can ignite or ex- plode, causing severe injury or prop- erty damage. 6-43...
Remove the spark plugs and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the compression. 4. Compression The engine does not start. There is compression.
Start the engine. If the engine overheats again, have a The coolant level Yamaha dealer check and repair the cooling system. is OK. If coolant is not available, tap water can be temporarily used instead, provided that it is changed to the recommended cool- ant as soon as possible.
Some models are equipped with matte colored finished parts. Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop Cleaning sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for even if high-quality components are ECA10773 NOTICE used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un-...
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using shield. Test the product on a plenty of water, as it is harmful small hidden part of the wind- Salt sprayed on roads in the winter to plastic parts. shield to make sure that it does may remain well into spring.
EWA11132 poorly ventilated room or cover- WARNING ing it with a tarp, while it is still Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- Contaminants on the brakes or tires wet, will allow water and humid- can cause loss of control.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel e. Remove the spark plug caps stabilizer (if available) to prevent from the spark plugs, and then Make any necessary repairs before the fuel tank from rusting and the install the spark plugs and the storing the motorcycle.
Record the vehicle identification num- ber and model label information in the spaces provided below for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehicle is stolen. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number 1.