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READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY!
It contains important safety information.
OWNER’S MANUAL
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YFS200N
This ATV should not be ridden by anyone under 16 years of age.
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha YFS200. It represents the result of many years of
Yamaha experience in the production of fine sporting, touring, and pacesetting racing machines. With
the purchase of this Yamaha, you can now appreciate the high degree of craftsmanship and reliability
that have made Yamaha a leader in these fields.
This manual will provide you with a good basic understanding of the features and operation of this
machine. This manual includes important safety information. It provides information about special techniques and skills necessary to ride your machine. It also includes basic maintenance
and inspection procedures. If you have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of
your machine, please consult a Yamaha dealer.
AN IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE:
8 READ THIS MANUAL TOGETHER WITH TIPS FOR THE ATV RIDER CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING YOUR MACHINE. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL
INSTRUCTIONS.
8 PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS ON THE MACHINE.
8 NEVER OPERATE AN ATV WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING OR INSTRUCTION. FREE TRAINING
IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO BUYS A NEW ATV. CALL 1-800-447-4700 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
8 THIS ATV, AND ANY OTHER ATV OVER 90cc, SHOULD NOT BE RIDDEN BY ANYONE UNDER
16 YEARS OF AGE.
8 THIS ATV IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE ATV FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY, FOR SPORT TYPE
RECREATIONAL AND COMPETITIVE USE BY EXPERIENCED OPERATORS.
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IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations:
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NOTE:
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY
IS INVOLVED!
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in severe injury or death to the
machine operator, a bystander or a person inspecting or repairing the machine.
A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to
the machine.
A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
This machine is designed and manufactured for OFF-ROAD use only. It is illegal and unsafe to operate this machine on any public street, road or highway.
This machine complies with all applicable OFF-ROAD noise level and spark arrester laws and regulations in effect at the time of manufacture.
Please check your local riding laws and regulations before operating this machine.
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YFS200N
OWNER’S MANUAL
©2000 by Yamaha Motor Corporation,
U.S.A.
1st Edition, March 2000
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission
of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in Japan
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Indicates a potential hazard that could result
in serious injury or death.
CONTENTS
1 LOCATION OF THE WARNING AND
SPECIFICATION LABELS .......................1-1
2 SAFETY INFORMATION .........................2-1
3 DESCRIPTION AND MACHINE
IDENTIFICATION.....................................3-1
Identification number records ...............3-2
Key identification number .....................3-2
Vehicle identification number ...............3-3
Model label ...........................................3-3
4 CONTROL FUNCTIONS..........................4-1
Main switch...........................................4-1
Indicator lights ......................................4-1
Oil level warning light checking
method ...............................................4-2
Handlebar switches ..............................4-3
Throttle lever ........................................4-4
Throttle OverRide System ....................4-5
Speed limiter ........................................4-6
Clutch lever ..........................................4-7
Front brake lever ..................................4-7
Rear brake pedal ..................................4-8
Parking brake .......................................4-8
Shift pedal ..........................................4-10
Kick starter .........................................4-10
Fuel tank cap ......................................4-11
Fuel cock ............................................4-11
Starter (choke)....................................4-12
Seat ....................................................4-12
Front shock absorber
adjustment ........................................4-14
Rear shock absorber
adjustment ........................................4-15
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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ...................5-1
Front and rear brakes ...........................5-2
Fuel ......................................................5-3
Engine oil.............................................5-5
Transmission oil ...................................5-5
Chain ....................................................5-6
Throttle lever ........................................5-6
Fittings and fasteners ...........................5-6
Lights ....................................................5-6
Switches ...............................................5-6
Tires .....................................................5-7
How to measure tire pressure ..............5-8
Tire wear limit .......................................5-9
6 OPERATION ............................................6-1
Starting a cold engine ...........................6-1
Starting a warm engine ........................6-3
Warming up ..........................................6-3
Shifting .................................................6-4
To start out and accelerate...................6-5
To decelerate .......................................6-6
Engine break-in ....................................6-7
Parking .................................................6-8
Parking on a slope................................6-9
Accessories and loading ....................6-10
7 RIDING YOUR ATV .................................7-1
Getting to know your ATV .....................7-3
Ride with care and good
judgement...........................................7-4
Be careful where you ride...................7-16
Turning your ATV ...............................7-23
Climbing uphill ....................................7-25
Riding downhill ...................................7-30
Crossing a slope.................................7-32
Crossing through shallow water .........7-34
Riding over rough terrain ....................7-36
Sliding and skidding ...........................7-38
What to do if... ...................................7-40
What to do... ......................................7-40
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND
ADJUSTMENT .........................................8-1
Owner’s manual and tool kit .................8-1
Periodic maintenance/Lubrication ........8-3
Transmission oil ...................................8-5
Spark plug inspection ...........................8-7
Air filter cleaning ...................................8-8
Spark arrester cleaning ......................8-11
Carburetor settings .............................8-13
Idle speed adjustment ........................8-18
Throttle lever adjustment ....................8-19
Front brake shoe inspection ...............8-20
Rear brake pad inspection .................8-20
Front brake lever free play
adjustment ........................................8-21
Parking brake adjustment...................8-23
Clutch adjustment...............................8-24
Autolube pump adjustment.................8-24
Drive chain slack check ......................8-25
Drive chain slack adjustment..............8-25
Drive chain cleaning and
lubrication .........................................8-26
Cable inspection and lubrication ........8-27
Brake and shift pedal/brake and
clutch lever lubrication ......................8-27
Upper arm and lower arm pivot
lubrication .........................................8-27
Steering shaft lubrication ....................8-28
Wheel removal ...................................8-29
Wheel installation ...............................8-29
Replacing the headlight bulb ..............8-30
Headlight beam adjustment................8-32
Troubleshooting..................................8-32
Troubleshooting chart.........................8-34
No spark .............................................8-35
9 CLEANING AND STORAGE....................9-1
A. Cleaning ...........................................9-1
B. Storage ............................................9-3
10 SPECIFICATIONS .................................10-1
11 NOISE REGULATION............................11-1
12 MAINTENANCE RECORD ....................12-1
13 ATV LIMITED WARRANTY ...................13-1
14 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.)...................................................14-1
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LOCATION OF THE WARNING AND
SPECIFICATION LABELS
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Read and understand all of the labels on your
machine. They contain important information for
safe and proper operation of your ATV.
qWARNING
NEVER ride as a
passenger.
Never remove any labels from your ATV. If a label
becomes difficult to read or comes off, a replacement label is available from your Yamaha dealer.
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a loss of control,
resulting in SEVERE
INJURY or DEATH.
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This unit contains high pressure nitrogen gas.
Mishandling can cause explosion.
8 Read owner’s manual for instructions.
8 Do not incinerate, puncture or open.
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5FE-21568-01
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q SAFETY INFORMATION
AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from
other vehicles including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during
routine maneuvers such as turning and riding on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions:
8 Read this manual and all labels carefully and follow the operating procedures described.
8 Never operate an ATV without proper training or instruction. Take a Training Course. Beginners
should receive training from a certified instructor. Contact an authorized ATV dealer or call
1-800-447-4700 to find out about the training courses nearest you.
8 Always follow these age recommendation:
–A child under 16 years old should never operate an ATV with engine size greater than 90cc.
8 Never allow a child under age 16 to operate an ATV without adult supervision, and never allow continued use of an ATV by a child if he or she does not have the abilities to operate it safely.
8 Never carry a passenger on an ATV.
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8 Always avoid operating an ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots
and streets.
8 Never operate an ATV on any public street, road or highway, even a dirt or gravel one.
8 Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly. You
should also wear eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket,
and long pants.
8 Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this ATV.
8 Never operate at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions. Always go at a speed that is proper for the terrain, visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
8 Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or other stunts.
8 Always inspect your ATV each time you use it to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Always
follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual.
8 Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footpegs of the ATV during operation.
8 Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to
changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
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8 Never operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced
the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these
kinds of terrain.
8 Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at low
speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speed.
8 Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills
before attempting larger hills.
8 Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain
carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never
go over the top of a hill at high speed.
8 Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this
manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward.
Never go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the vehicle
to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill where possible.
8 Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid
hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV.
Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique
described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
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8 Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backwards when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling,
use proper gear and maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards, follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. Dismount on the uphill side or to a
side if pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount, following the procedure described
in this manual.
8 Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area.
Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow
proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual.
8 Always be careful when skidding or sliding. Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing
at low speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly
and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
8 Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than that recommended in this manual. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes after leaving
water. If necessary, apply them several times to let friction dry out the linings.
8 Always use the size and type tires specified in this manual.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual.
8 Never modify an ATV through improper installation or use of accessories.
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8 Never exceed the stated load capacity for an ATV. Cargo should be properly distributed and
securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling
a trailer. Allow greater distance for braking.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the Consumer Products Safety Commission
at 1-800-638-2772, or the ATV Distributor's Safety Hotline at 1-800-852-5344.
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qWARNING
When transporting the machine in another
vehicle, be sure it is kept upright and that
the fuel cock is in the “OFF” position.
Otherwise, fuel may leak out of the carburetor or fuel tank.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improper handling of gasoline.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Gasoline can catch fire and you could be
burned.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Gasoline is poisonous and can cause
injuries.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always turn off the engine when refueling.
Do not refuel right after the engine has
been running and is still very hot.
Do not spill gasoline on the engine or
exhaust pipe/muffler when refueling.
Never refuel while smoking, or while in the
vicinity of sparks, open flames, or other
sources of ignition such as the pilot lights
of water heaters and clothes dryers.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
If you should swallow some gasoline or
inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get some
gasoline in your eyes, see your doctor
immediately.
If gasoline spills on your skin, wash with
soap and water. If gasoline spills on your
clothing, change your clothes.
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qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Starting or running the engine in a closed
area.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Exhaust fumes are poisonous and may
cause loss of consciousness and death
within a short time.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always operate your machine in an area
with adequate ventilation.
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DESCRIPTION AND MACHINE IDENTIFICATION
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Spark arrester
Seat
Fuel tank cap
Headlight
Brake pedal
Kick starter
Front shock absorber
Front wheel
Fuel cock
Starter (choke)
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Rear wheel
Shift pedal
Clutch lever
Main switch
Parking brake
Front brake lever
Throttle lever
Handlebar switch
NOTE:
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The machine you have purchased may differ
slightly from those shown in the figures of this
manual.
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Identification number records
Record the key identification number, vehicle
identification number and model label information in the spaces provided for assistance when
ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or
for reference in case the vehicle is stolen.
1. KEY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
Key identification number
The key identification number is stamped on the
key as shown in the following illustration. This
number can be used for ordering a new key.
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2. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
1. Key identification number
3. MODEL LABEL INFORMATION:
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Vehicle identification number
The vehicle identification number is stamped
into the frame.
Model label
The model label is affixed to the frame. Record
the information on this label in the space provided. This information will be needed to order
spare parts from your Yamaha dealer.
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1. Vehicle identification number
1. Model label
NOTE:
The vehicle identification number is used to
identify your machine.
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Indicator lights
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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Oil level warning light “OIL”
This light comes on when the oil level is low.
The light circuit can be checked by the following
procedure.
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Main switch
Functions of the respective switch positions are
as follows:
Always make sure there is enough engine oil
before starting the engine.
ON:
Engine can be started only at this position and
the headlight and taillight come on when the
light switch is on.
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OFF ON
OFF:
All electrical circuits are switched off. The key
can be removed in this position.
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1. Main switch
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2. Oil level warning light “OIL”
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Oil level warning light checking method
Turn the main switch to
“ON” and the engine
stop switch to “RUN”.
Start the engine.
Oil level warning light
does not come on
(see NOTE).
Oil level warning
light comes on.
Wait a few seconds.
The oil level warning light
goes off.
Ask a Yamaha dealer to
inspect the electrical circuit.
NOTE:
Engine oil level and
electrical circuit are OK.
If the main switch is turned off after the oil level
warning light goes off and the engine is immediately started again, the oil level warning light
may not come on. This does not indicate a circuit failure.
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The oil level warning
light stays on.
Supply engine oil.
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Handlebar switches
Light switch “LIGHTS”
Turn the switch to the “LO” position to switch on
the low beam and the taillight.
Turn the switch to the “HI” position to switch on
the high beam and the taillight.
Turn the switch to the “OFF” position to switch
off the headlight and the taillight.
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Engine stop switch “ENG. STOP”
Make sure that the engine stop switch is in the
“RUN” position. The engine stop switch controls
ignition and can be used at all times to stop the
engine, especially in an emergency. The engine
will not start or run when the engine stop switch
is turned to “OFF”.
NOTE:
The headlight and the taillight can be turned on
only when the engine is started.
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1. Lights switch “LIGHTS”
2. Engine stop switch “ENG. STOP”
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Throttle lever
Once the engine is running, movement of the
throttle lever will increase the engine speed.
Regulate the speed of the machine by varying
the throttle position. Because the throttle is
spring-loaded, the machine will decelerate, and
the engine will return to an idle any time the
hand is removed from the throttle lever.
Before starting the engine, check the throttle to
be sure it is operating smoothly. Make sure it
returns to the idle position as soon as the lever
is released.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Malfunction of throttle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The throttle could be hard to operate, making it difficult to speed up or slow down
when you need to. This could cause an
accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Check the operation of the throttle lever
before you start the engine. If it does not
work smoothly, check for the cause.
Correct the problem before riding the ATV.
Consult a Yamaha dealer if you can’t find
or solve the problem yourself.
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1. Throttle lever
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Throttle OverRide System
If during operation, the carburetor or the throttle
cable should malfunction and will not close fully,
take your thumb off the throttle lever.The throttle
override system immediately cuts off the ignition.
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Continuing to ride the ATV after the
Throttle OverRide System (T.O.R.S.) has
stopped the engine.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Riding with a malfunction increases the
chance for an accident and injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Make sure that the cause of the malfunction is corrected before restarting the
engine. You should have the ATV inspected by a Yamaha dealer.
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Speed limiter
The speed limiter keeps the throttle from fully
opening, even when the throttle lever is pushed
to the maximum. Screwing in the adjuster limits
the maximum engine power available and
decreases the maximum speed of the ATV.
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improper adjustment of the speed limiter
and throttle.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The throttle cable could be damaged.
Improper throttle operation could result.
You could lose control, have an accident
or be injured.
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HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not turn the speed adjuster out more
than 12 mm (0.47 in). Always make sure
the throttle lever free play is adjusted to 4
~ 6 mm (0.16 ~ 0.24 in). See page 8-19.
1. Locknut
2. Adjuster
a. 12 mm (0.47 in)
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Clutch lever
The clutch lever is located on the left handlebar.
Pull the clutch lever to the handlebar to disengage the clutch, and release the lever to engage
the clutch. The lever should be pulled rapidly
and released slowly for smooth clutch operation.
Front brake lever
The front brake lever is located on the right handlebar. Pull it toward the handlebar to apply the
front brake.
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1. Front brake lever
1. Clutch lever
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Rear brake pedal
The brake pedal is located on the right side of
the machine. Push down on the pedal to apply
the rear brake.
Parking brake
Use the parking brake when you have to start
the engine or park the machine, especially on a
slope. Apply the front brake lever while pushing
the button, then push down the lock plate to
apply the parking brake. Squeeze the front
brake lever to release the parking brake.
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1. Rear brake pedal
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2. Lock plate
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improper use of the parking brake.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV could start moving unexpectedly
if the parking brake is not applied before
starting the engine. This could cause loss
of control or a collision.
The brake disc could overheat if you ride
the ATV without releasing the parking
brake. You could lose braking performance which could cause an accident.
You could also wear out the brakes prematurely.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always set the parking brake before starting the engine.
Always be sure you have released the
parking brake before you begin to ride.
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Shift pedal
This machine is equipped with a constant-mesh
6-speed transmission. The shift pedal is located
on the left side of the engine and is used in combination with the clutch when shifting.
Kick starter
Rotate the kick starter away from the engine.
Push the starter down lightly with your foot until
the gears engage, then kick smoothly and forcefully to start the engine. This model has a primary-coupled kick starter so the engine can be
started in any gear if the clutch is disengaged.
However, shifting to neutral before starting is
recommended.
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1. Shift pedal
N. Neutral
1. Kick starter
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Fuel tank cap
Remove the fuel tank cap by turning it counterclockwise.
OFF: With the lever in this position fuel will not
flow. Always turn the lever to this position
when the engine is not running.
ON: With the lever in this position, fuel flows
to the carburetor. Normal riding is done
with the lever in this position.
RES: This indicates reserve. If you run out of
fuel while riding, turn the lever to this
position. THEN FILL THE FUEL TANK
AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY. After
refuelling, return the fuel cock lever to the
“ON” position.
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1. Fuel tank cap
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Fuel cock
The fuel cock supplies fuel from the fuel tank to
the carburetor.
The fuel cock has three positions.
OFF
ON
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Starter (choke)
Starting a cold engine requires a richer air-fuel
mixture. A separate starter circuit supplies this
mixture.
Move in direction a to turn on the starter
(choke).
Move in direction b to turn off the starter
(choke).
Refer to “Starting a cold engine” for proper operation. (See page 6-1.)
Seat
To remove the seat, pull the seat lock lever
upward and pull up the seat at the rear.
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1. Starter (choke)
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To install the seat, insert the projections on the
front of the seat into the seat holders and push
down on the seat at the rear.
NOTE:
Make sure that the seat is securely fitted.
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Front shock absorber adjustment
The spring preload can be adjusted to suit the
rider’s weight and riding conditions.
Adjust the spring preload as follows:
To increase the spring preload, turn the adjuster
in direction a.
To decrease the spring preload, turn the
adjuster in direction b.
Standard position: B
A – Minimum (Soft)
E – Maximum (Hard)
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improper shock absorber adjustment.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
a
Uneven adjustment can cause poor handling and loss of stability, which could
lead to an accident.
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b
Always adjust the shock absorbers on the
left and right side to the same setting.
1. Adjuster
a. Increase spring preload
b. Decrease spring preload
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Rear shock absorber adjustment
The spring preload can be adjusted to suit the
rider’s weight and riding conditions.
Adjust the spring preload as follows:
1. Loosen the locknut.
2. To increase the spring preload, turn the
adjuster in direction a.
To decrease the spring preload, turn the
adjuster in direction b.
b
Never attempt to turn the adjuster beyond
the maximum or minimum setting.
3. The length of the spring changes 1 mm
(0.04 in) per turn of the adjuster.
Standard length:
230 mm (9.1 in)
Minimum length (Hard):
222 mm (8.7 in)
Maximum length (Soft):
234 mm (9.2 in)
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1. Adjuster
a. Increase spring preload
2. Locknut
b. Decrease spring preload
a. Spring length
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4. Tighten the locknut to the specified torque.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Tightening torque:
55 Nm (5.5 m•kg, 40 ft•lb)
This shock absorber contains highly pressurized nitrogen gas.
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WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Always tighten the locknut to the specified
torque.
The shock absorber could explode, causing injury or property damage.
Cylinder damage could also result in poor
handling which could cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
1. Do not tamper with or attempt to open
the cylinder assembly.
2. Do not subject the shock absorber to
an open flame or other high heat.
3. Do not deform or damage the cylinder
in any way.
4. Do not dispose of a damaged or worn
out shock absorber yourself. Take the
unit to a Yamaha dealer.
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in serious injury or death.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
Before using this machine, check the following points:
ITEM
ROUTINE
PAGE
Front brake
9 Check operation, condition and free play.
9 Adjust if necessary.
Rear brake
9 Check operation and brake pad.
Clutch
9 Check operation, condition and lever free play.
8-24
Parking brake
9 Check operation, condition and cable free play.
8-23
Fuel
9 Check fuel level.
9 Fill with fuel if necessary.
Transmission oil
9 Check oil level.
9 Fill with oil if necessary.
5-5 ~ 5-6, 8-5 ~ 8-7
Engine oil
9 Check oil level.
9 Fill with oil if necessary.
5-5
Drive chain
9 Check chain slack and condition.
9 Adjust if necessary.
Throttle
9 Check for proper throttle cable operation.
Wheels and tires
9 Check tire pressure, wear and damage.
Fittings and fasteners
9 Check all fittings and fasteners.
Lights
9 Check for proper operation.
5-2 ~ 5-3, 8-20 ~ 8-22
5-2 ~ 5-3, 8-20
5-3 ~ 5-4
5-6, 8-25 ~ 8-26
5-6, 8-19
5-7 ~ 5-9, 8-29
5-6
5-6, 8-30 ~ 8-32
5-1
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Front and rear brakes
1. Brake lever and brake pedal
Check for correct free play in the front brake
lever. If the free play is incorrect, adjust
it.(See pages 8-21~8-22 for details.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Check operation of the lever and pedal.
They should move smoothly and there
should be a firm feeling when the brake is
applied. If not, have the machine inspected
by a Yamaha dealer.
Increases the possibility of an accident or
equipment damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV each time you
use it to make sure the ATV is in safe
operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described in the Owner’s Manual.
2. Brake operation
Test the brakes at slow speed after starting
out to make sure they are working properly.
If the brakes do not provide proper braking
performance, inspect the brakes for
wear.(See page 8-20.)
5-2
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qWARNING
Fuel
Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in the
tank.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding with improperly operating brakes.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Recommended fuel:
PREMIUM UNLEADED FUEL
Fuel tank capacity:
Total: 9 L (1.98 Imp gal, 2.38 US gal)
Reserve: 2.0 L (0.44 Imp gal, 0.53 US gal)
You could lose braking ability, which
could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always check the brakes at the start of
every ride. Do not ride the ATV if you find
any problem with the brakes. If a problem
cannot be corrected by the adjustment
procedures provided in this manual, have
the ATV inspected by a Yamaha dealer.
Your Yamaha engine has been designed to use
premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
number ([R+M]/2) of 90 or higher, or research
octane number of 95 or higher. If knocking or
pinging occurs, use a different brand of gasoline. Unleaded fuel will give you longer spark
plug life and reduced maintenance cost. If
unleaded gasoline is not available, then leaded
premium gasoline can be used.
5-3
qWARNING
Gasohol
There are two types of gasohol; gasohol containing ethanol and that containing methanol.
Gasohol containing ethanol can be used if
ethanol content does not exceed 10%. Gasohol
containing methanol is not recommended by
Yamaha because it may cause fuel system
damage or vehicle performance problems.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improper care when refueling.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Fuel can spill, which can cause a fire and
severe injury.
Fuel expands when it heats up. If the fuel
tank is overfilled, fuel could spill out due
to heat from the engine or the sun.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
1. Filler tube
Do not overfill the fuel tank. Be careful not
to spill fuel, especially on the engine or
exhaust pipe. Wipe up any spilled fuel
immediately. Be sure the fuel tank cap is
closed securely.
Do not refuel right after the engine has
been running and is still very hot.
2. Fuel level
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Engine oil
Make sure the engine oil is at the specified level.
Add oil as necessary. See page 10-2.
NOTE:
Be sure to push the cap into the filler neck until it
is properly seated.
Recommended oil:
Yamalube 2-cycle oil or
2-stroke engine oil
Oil quantity:
Total amount:
1.3 L (1.14 Imp qt, 1.37 US qt)
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Transmission oil
Make sure the transmission oil is at the specified
level. Add oil as necessary. (See pages 8-5~
8-7.)
Recommended oil:
Yamalube 4 (10W30) or SAE 10W30
Recommended oil classification:
API Service SE, SF, SG type or higher
Oil quantity:
Total amount:
0.7 L (0.62 Imp qt, 0.74 US qt)
Periodic oil change:
0.65 L (0.57 Imp qt, 0.69 US qt)
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1. Oil tank filler cap
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Fittings and Fasteners
Always check the tightness of chassis fittings
and fasteners before a ride. Take the machine
to a Yamaha dealer or refer to the Service
Manual for correct tightening torque.
Be sure to use motor oils that do not contain
anti-friction modifiers. Passenger car motor
oils (often labeled “Energy Conserving”)
contain anti-friction additives which will
cause clutch and/or starter clutch slippage,
resulting in reduced component life and poor
engine performance.
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Lights
Check the headlight and taillight to make sure
they are in working condition. Repair as necessary for proper operation.
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Chain
Check the general condition of the chain and
check the chain slack before every ride.
Lubricate and adjust the chain as necessary.
(See pages 8-25~8-26 for details.)
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Switches
Check the operation of the headlight switch,
engine stop switch and any other switches.
Repair as necessary for proper operation.
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Throttle lever
Check to see that the throttle lever operates correctly. It must open smoothly and spring back to
idle position when released. Repair as necessary for proper operation.
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Tires
2. The tires should be set to the recommended pressure:
8 Recommended tire pressure
Front 30 kPa (0.30 kgf/cm2, 4.4 psi)
Rear 25 kPa (0.25 kgf/cm2, 3.6 psi)
8 Check and adjust tire pressures when
the tires are cold.
8 Tire pressures must be equal on both
sides.
3. Tire pressure below the minimum
specified could cause the tire to dislodge from the rim under severe riding
conditions.
The following are minimums:
Front 27 kPa (0.27 kgf/cm2, 3.9 psi)
Rear 22 kPa (0.22 kgf/cm2, 3.2 psi)
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper tires, or
with improper or uneven tire pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use of improper tires on this ATV, or operation of this ATV with improper or uneven
tire pressure, may cause loss of control,
increasing your risk of accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
1. The tires listed below have been
approved by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
for this model. Other tire combinations
are not recommended.
Manufacturer
Front
Rear
Size
Type
DUNLOP
AT21 × 7 – 10
KT851A
CHENG SHIN
AT21 × 7 – 10
C873N
DUNLOP
AT21 × 10 – 8
KT895A
CHENG SHIN
AT21 × 10 – 8
C874N
5-7
Set pressure with tires cold.
Set tire pressures to the following specifications:
4. Use no more than the following pressures when seating the tire beads.
Front 250 kPa (2.5 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)
Rear 250 kPa (2.5 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)
Higher pressures may cause the tire to
burst. Inflate the tires very slowly and
carefully. Fast inflation could cause
the tire to burst.
Recommended
pressure
Minimum
Maximum
Front
30 kPa
(0.30 kgf/cm2,
4.4 psi)
27 kPa
(0.27 kgf/cm2,
3.9 psi)
33 kPa
(0.33 kgf/cm2,
4.7 psi)
Rear
25 kPa
(0.25 kgf/cm2,
3.6 psi)
22 kPa
(0.22 kgf/cm2,
3.2 psi)
28 kPa
(0.28 kgf/cm2,
4.0 psi)
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How to measure tire pressure
Use the low-pressure tire gauge.
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NOTE:
The low-pressure tire gauge is included as standard equipment. Make two measurements of the
tire pressure and use the second reading. Dust
or dirt in the gauge could cause the first reading
to be incorrect.
1. Low-pressure tire gauge
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Tire wear limit
When the tire groove decreases to 3 mm (0.12 in)
due to wear, replace the tire.
a
a. 3 mm (0.12 in)
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Starting a cold engine
OPERATION
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Indicates a potential hazard that could result
in serious injury or death.
Freezing control cables in cold weather.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
qWARNING
You could be unable to control the ATV,
which could lead to an accident or collision.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating ATV without being familiar with
all controls.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
When riding in cold weather, always make
sure all control cables work smoothly
before you begin riding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Loss of control, which could cause an
accident or injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Turn the fuel cock to “ON”.
3. Turn the main switch to “ON” and the engine
stop switch to “RUN”.
4. Shift the transmission into neutral.
5. Use the starter (choke) in reference to the
figure:
Read the Owner’s Manual carefully. If
there is a control or function you do not
understand, ask your Yamaha dealer.
6-1
6
Position 1: Cold engine startambient temperature below 5°C
(40°F).
Position 2: Cold engine startambient temperature at 0°C (30°F)
~ 30°C (90°F) and warming up
position.
Position 3: Cold engine startambient temperature above 25°C
(80°F) and warm engine start position.
6. Completely close the throttle lever and start
the engine by kicking the kick starter.
7. If the engine is started with the starter
(choke) in position 1, the starter (choke)
should be returned to position 2 to warm up
the engine. If the engine is started with the
starter (choke) in position 2 , keep the
starter (choke) in this position to warm up
the engine.
8. Continue warming up the engine until it idles
smoothly and return the starter (choke) to
position 3 before riding.
AMBIENT TEMP. / STARTER (CHOKE) POSITION
0°
10°
20°
30° °C
30°
50°
70°
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90°
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°F
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See the “Engine break-in” section prior to
operating engine for the first time.
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1. Fully open
2. Half open
3. Closed a. Starter (choke)
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Starting a warm engine
To start a warm engine, refer to the “Starting a
cold engine” section. The starter (choke) should
not be used. The throttle should be opened
slightly.
Warming up
To get maximum engine life, always warm up
the engine before starting off. Never accelerate
hard with a cold engine! To see whether or not
the engine is warm, check if it responds to the
throttle normally with the starter (choke) turned
off.
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Shifting
This model has a 6-speed forward transmission.
The transmission allows you to control the
amount of power you have available at a given
speed or for starting, accelerating, climbing hills,
etc. To shift into neutral, return the throttle lever
to its original position, apply the clutch and
repeatedly depress the shift pedal until it stops.
When it stops, it will be in first gear. Raise the
pedal slightly to neutral.
1. Do not coast for long periods with the
engine off, and do not tow the machine a
long distance. Even in neutral position,
the transmission is only properly lubricated when the engine is running.
Inadequate lubrication may cause damage.
2. Always use the clutch when changing
gears. The engine, transmission and
drive train are not designed to withstand
the shock of forced shifting and can be
damaged by shifting without the clutch.
6
5
4
3
2
N
1
N. Neutral
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7. Open the throttle part way and gradually
release the clutch lever.
8. Follow the same procedure when shifting to
the next higher gear.
To start out and accelerate:
1. Release the throttle lever.
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Always close the throttle while shifting
gears. Otherwise, damage to the engine and
drive train may result.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Opening the throttle abruptly or releasing
the clutch lever too quickly.
2. Pull the clutch lever to disengage the clutch.
3. Shift into first gear.
4. Open the throttle gradually and at the same
time, release the clutch lever slowly.
5. Once the machine has attained adequate
speed, release the throttle, and at the same
time, quickly pull in the clutch lever.
6. Shift into second gear. (be careful not to
shift into neutral)
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The machine could wheelie. This would
increase the chance of an accident,
including overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Open the throttle gradually.
Release the clutch lever gradually.
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qWARNING
To decelerate:
When slowing down or stopping, release the
throttle and apply the brakes smoothly and
evenly. As you slow down, shift to a lower gear.
Be sure that the engine has sufficiently slowed
before engaging a lower gear. Improper use of
the brakes or shifting can cause the tires to lose
traction, reducing control and increasing the
possibility of an accident.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Engaging a lower gear when the engine
speed is too high.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The wheels could stop rotating. This could
cause loss of control, an accident and
injury. It could also cause engine or drive
train damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Make sure the engine has sufficiently
slowed before shifting to a lower gear.
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If any abnormality is noticed during this period,
consult a Yamaha dealer.
1. 0 ~ 10 hours:
Avoid continuous operation above half throttle. Allow a cooling off period of five to ten
minutes after every hour of operation. Vary
the speed of the machine from time to time.
Do not operate it at one set throttle position.
2. 10 ~ 20 hours:
Avoid prolonged operation above 3/4 throttle. Rev the machine freely through the
gears but do not use full throttle at any time.
3. After break-in:
Avoid prolonged full throttle operation. Vary
speeds occasionally.
Engine break-in
There is never a more important period in the
life of your machine than the period between
zero and 20 hours.
For this reason, we ask that you carefully read
the following material. Because the engine is
brand new, you must not put an excessive load
on it for the first several hours of running. During
the first 20 hours, the various parts in the engine
wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances.
During this period, prolonged full throttle operation or any condition which might result in excessive engine heating must be avoided. However,
momentary (2 ~ 3 seconds maximum) full throttle operation under load does not harm the
engine.
Each full throttle acceleration sequence should
be followed with a substantial rest period for the
engine by cruising at lower r/min so the engine
can rid itself of the temporary build up of heat.
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Parking
When parking, stop the engine and shift into low
gear. Turn the fuel cock to “OFF” and apply the
parking brake.
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2. Lock plate
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Parking on a slope
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Parking on a hill or other incline.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV could roll out of control, increasing the chance of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
1. Bring the machine to a stop by applying the
brakes in low gear.
2. Stop the engine and release the clutch
lever.
3. With the front and rear brakes applied, apply
the parking brake and slowly release the
rear brake pedal.
Avoid parking on hills or other inclines. If
you must park on an incline, put the
machine in low gear, apply the parking
brake, and block the front and rear wheels
with rocks or other objects. Do not park
the ATV at all on hills that are so steep
you could not walk up them easily.
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8 Accessories should be rigidly and securely
mounted. An accessory which can shift position or come off while you are riding could
affect your ability to control the ATV.
8 Do not mount an accessory where it could
interfere with your ability to control the ATV.
Examples include (but are not limited to) a
heavy or bulky object attached to the handlebars which could make steering difficult, an
accessory that limits your ability to move
around on the seat, or one that limits your
view.
8 Use extra caution when riding an ATV with
accessories. The ATV may handle differently
than it does without accessories.
Accessories and loading
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Accessories
Accessories can affect the handling and control
of your ATV. Keep the following in mind when
considering an accessory or operating an ATV
which has accessories.
8 Choose only accessories designed for your
ATV. Your Yamaha dealer has a variety of
genuine Yamaha accessories. Other accessories may also be available on the market.
However, it is not possible for Yamaha to test
all non-Yamaha accessories, nor have any
control over the quality or suitability of them.
Choose a genuine Yamaha accessory, or one
that is equivalent in design and quality.
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8 Tie down cargo securely to the carriers. Make
sure cargo in the trailer cannot move around.
A shifting load can cause an accident.
8 Make sure the load does not interfere with
controls or your ability to see where you are
going.
8 Ride more slowly than you would without a
load. The more weight you carry, the slower
you should go. Although conditions vary, it is
good practice not to exceed 2nd gear whenever you are carrying heavier loads or when
towing a trailer.
8 Allow more braking distance. A heavier vehicle takes longer to stop.
8 Avoid making sharp turns unless at very slow
speeds.
8 Avoid hills and rough terrain. Choose terrain
carefully. Added weight affects the stability
and handling of the ATV.
Loading
As originally equipped, this ATV is not designed
to carry cargo or tow a trailer. If you choose to
add accessories so that you can carry cargo or
tow a trailer, you must use common sense and
good judgment. Keep the following points in
mind:
8 Never exceed the weight limits shown. An
overloaded ATV can be unstable.
MAXIMUM LOADING LIMIT
Vehicle loading limit (total weight of
cargo, rider and accessories):
100 kg (220 lb)
8 Load cargo on the carriers as close to the
center of the vehicle as possible. Put cargo at
the rear of the front carrier and at the front of
the rear carrier. Center the load from side to
side.
6-11
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in vehicle handling
which could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for
this ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and
securely attached.
Reduce speed when carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer. Allow greater distance for
braking.
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Indicates a potential hazard that could result
in serious injury or death.
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Riding
Your
ATV
7-1
7
7-2
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Indicates a potential hazard that could result
in serious injury or death.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ATV
This ATV is intended for recreational use by
experienced operators only.
Even though you are an experienced operator of
all other all terrain vehicles or motorcycles, riding the ATV requires special skills acquired
through practice.
Take your time to fully learn techniques before
attempting more difficult maneuvers.
Riding your new ATV can be a very enjoyable
activity, providing you with hours of pleasure.
But it is essential to familiarize yourself with the
operation of the ATV to achieve the skill necessary to enjoy riding safely. Before you begin to
ride, be sure you have read this Owner’s Manual
completely and understand the operation of the
controls.
Pay particular attention to the safety information
on pages 2-1~2-7. Please also read all caution
and warning labels on your ATV.
7-3
RIDE WITH CARE AND GOOD JUDGEMENT
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning and inexperienced operators
should complete the certified training
course offered by Yamaha. They should
then regularly practice the skills learned in
the course and the operating techniques
described in this Owner’s Manual.
For more information about the training
course, contact an authorized ATV dealer
or call 1-800-447-4700.
Get training if you are inexperienced.
Beginners should get training from a certified
instructor.
Become familiar with this ATV at slow speeds
first, even if you are an experienced operator.
Do not attempt to operate at maximum performance until you are totally familiar with the
machine’s handling and performance characteristics.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding your machine requires skills acquired
through practice over a period of time.
Take the time to learn the basic techniques well
before attempting more difficult maneuvers.
Operating this ATV without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident is greatly increased
if the operator does not know how to operate the ATV properly in different situations
and on different types of terrain.
7-4
Not recommended for children under 16
years of age.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations
for this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use by children of ATVs that are not recommended for their age can lead to severe
injury or death of the child.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
A child under 16 should never operate an
ATV with engine size greater than 90cc.
7-5
This machine is designed to carry operator
only - passengers prohibited.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on this ATV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Greatly reduces your ability to balance
and control this ATV. Could cause an accident, resulting in harm to you and/or your
passenger.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never carry a passenger. The long seat is
to allow the operator to shift position as
needed during operation. It is not for carrying passengers.
7-6
Apparel
Operating without protective clothing
increases your chances of severe injury in
the event of an accident.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Operating this ATV without wearing an
approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.
Always wear an approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly.
You should also wear:
eye protection
(goggles or face shield)
gloves
boots
long-sleeved shirt or jacket
long pants
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating without an
approved motorcycle
helmet increases Protective
clothing
your chances of a
severe head injury or
death in the event of Helmet
an accident.
Operating without
eye protection can
result in an accident
and increases your
chances of a severe
injury in the event of
an accident.
Goggles
Gloves
Boots
7-7
Do not operate after consuming alcohol or
drugs.
Operator’s performance capability is reduced by
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV after consuming alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and perception.
Could result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or
while driving this ATV.
7-8
Pre-operation checks
Always perform the pre-operation checks listed
on page 5-1 before riding for safety and proper
care of the machine.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper tires, or
with improper or uneven tire pressure.
qWARNING
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the ATV before operating.
Failure to properly maintain the ATV.
Use of improper tires on this ATV, or operation of this ATV with improper or uneven
tire pressure, may cause loss of control,
increasing your risk of an accident.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Increases the possibility of an accident or
equipment damage.
Always use the size and type tires specified in the Owner’s Manual for this vehicle
on pages 5-7~5-8.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as
described in the Owner’s Manual on page
5-8.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always inspect your ATV each time you
use it to make sure the ATV is in safe
operating condition.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described in the Owner’s Manual.
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Speed limiter
For riders inexperienced with this model, this
model is equipped with a speed limiter in the
throttle lever housing. The speed limiter limits
the power and top speed of the machine.
Turning the screw in decreases top speed, and
turning it out increases top speed.
Indicates a potential hazard that could result
in serious injury or death.
Do not operate at speeds too fast for your
skills or the conditions.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV at speeds too fast for
your skills or the conditions.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control
of the ATV, which can result in an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always go at a speed that is proper for the
terrain, visibility and operating conditions,
and your experience.
7-10
Loading and accessories
Use extra caution when riding the machine with
additional loads, such as accessories or cargo.
The machine’s handling may be adversely
affected. Reduce your speed when adding additional loads.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this ATV or carrying or towing cargo improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in vehicle handling
which could lead to an accident.
MAXIMUM LOADING LIMIT
Vehicle loading limit (total weight of
rider, cargo and accessories):
100 kg (220 lb)
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never exceed the stated load capacity for
this ATV.
Cargo should be properly distributed and
securely attached. Reduce speed when
carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Allow
greater distance for braking.
Always follow the instructions in your
Owner’s Manual for carrying cargo or
pulling a trailer.
7-11
During operation
Always keep your feet on the footboards during
operation. Otherwise your feet may contact the
rear wheels.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebars or feet
from footboards during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot can
reduce your ability to control the ATV or
could cause you to lose your balance and
fall off of the ATV. If you remove a foot
from a footboard, your foot or leg may
come into contact with the rear wheels,
which could injure you or cause an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footboards of
your ATV during operation.
7-12
Avoid wheelies and jumping. You may lose control of the machine or overturn.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps, and other
stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of an accident,
including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or
jumps. Don’t try to show off.
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Modifications
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or
modification of this vehicle may cause
changes in handling which in some situations could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify this ATV through improper
installation or use of accessories. All parts
and accessories added to this vehicle
should be genuine Yamaha or equivalent
components designed for use on this ATV
and should be installed and used according to instructions. If you have questions,
consult an authorized ATV dealer.
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Exhaust system
The exhaust system on the machine is very hot
during and following operation. To prevent
burns, avoid touching the exhaust system. Park
the machine in a place where pedestrians or
children are not likely to touch it.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Hot exhaust system.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Someone touching the exhaust system
during or after operation could be burned.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not touch the hot exhaust system.
Do not park the machine in a place where
others might be likely to touch it.
7-15
BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU RIDE
This machine is designed for off-road use only.
Riding on paved surfaces can cause loss of control.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on paved surfaces.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
ATVs are designed for off-road use only.
Paved surfaces may seriously affect handling and control of the ATV, and may
cause the vehicle to go out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always avoid paved surfaces, including
sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and
streets.
7-16
Do not ride on any public road, street, or highway.
Riding on public roads can result in collisions
with other vehicles.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV on public streets,
roads or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this ATV on any public
street, road or highway, even a dirt or
gravel one. In many states it is illegal to
operate ATVs on public streets, roads and
highways.
7-17
Know the terrain where you ride. Ride cautiously
in unfamiliar areas. Stay alert for holes, rocks,
or roots in the terrain, and other hidden hazards which may cause the machine to upset.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating
this ATV on unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps,
or holes, without enough time to react.
Could result in the ATV overturning or
going out of control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain.
Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
7-18
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating
on excessively rough, slippery or loose
terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of traction or vehicle
control, which could result in an accident,
including an overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you have
learned and practiced the skills necessary
to control the ATV on such terrain. Always
be especially cautious on these kinds of
terrain.
7-19
When riding in an area where you might not
easily be seen, such as desert terrain, mount a
caution flag on the machine. DO NOT use the
flag pole bracket as a trailer hitch.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You could be in a collision. You could be
injured.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always mount a caution flag on the
machine to make you more visible. Watch
carefully for other vehicles.
Do not ride in areas posted “no trespassing”. Do
not ride on private property without getting permission.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating in areas where you might not be
seen by other off-road vehicles.
7-20
With the engine idling, pull the clutch lever to
disengage the clutch and shift into 1st gear, and
then release the parking brake. Open the throttle
gradually, and at the same time, release the
clutch lever slowly. Once the ATV has attained
adequate speed, release the throttle lever and at
same time, quickly pull in the clutch lever and
shift into 2nd gear. Open the throttle part way
and gradually release the clutch. Use this same
procedure as you move into the higher gears.
Be sure to coordinate the use of the throttle and
shift pedal properly. If the throttle is applied too
abruptly or if the throttle is not released during
shifting, or if the shift pedal is not released
before applying the throttle, the front wheels
may lift off the ground resulting in a loss of directional control. Avoid higher speeds until you are
thoroughly familiar with the operation of your
ATV.
Select a large, flat area off-road to become
familiar with your ATV. Make sure that this area
is free of obstacles and other riders. You should
practice control of the throttle, brakes, shifting
procedures, and turning techniques in this area
before trying more difficult terrain. Always avoid
riding on paved surfaces: the ATV is designed
for off-road use only, and handling maneuvers
are more difficult to perform on pavement.
Set the parking brake and follow the instructions
on page 6-1 to start the engine. Once it has
warmed up you are ready to begin riding your
ATV. As you get on the ATV, be sure not to
accidentally move the shift pedal. Remember
that the engine and exhaust pipe will be hot
when riding and afterwards; do not allow skin or
clothing to come in contact with these components.
7-21
qWARNING
evenly. As you slow down, shift to a lower gear.
Be sure that the engine has sufficiently slowed
before engaging a lower gear. Improper use of
the brakes or shifting can cause the tires to lose
traction, reducing control and increasing the
possibility of an accident.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Opening the throttle abruptly or releasing
the clutch lever to quickly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The machine could wheelie. This would
increase the chance of an accident,
including overturn.
qWARNING
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Open the throttle gradually. Release the
clutch lever gradually.
Engaging a lower gear when the engine
speed is too high.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The wheels could stop rotating. This could
cause loss of control, an accident and
injury. It could also cause engine or drive
train damage.
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Do not shift gears without releasing the
throttle. Damage to the engine or drive train
may occur.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Make sure the engine has sufficiently
slowed before shifting to a lower gear.
When slowing down or stopping, release the
throttle and apply the brakes smoothly and
7-22
TURNING YOUR ATV
To achieve maximum traction while riding offroad, the two rear wheels are mounted solidly
on one axle and turn together at the same
speed. Therefore, unless the wheel on the
inside of the turn is allowed to slip or lose some
traction, the ATV will resist turning. A special
turning technique must be used to allow the ATV
to make turns quickly and easily. It is essential
that this skill be learned first at low speed.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this Owner’s Manual.
Practice turning at low speeds before
attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not
turn at speeds too fast for your skills or
the conditions.
As you approach a curve, slow down and begin
to turn the handlebars in the desired direction.
As you do so, put your weight on the footboard
to the outside of the turn (opposite your desired
direction) and lean your upper body into the
turn. Use the throttle to maintain an even speed
through the turn. This maneuver will let the
wheel on the inside of the turn slip slightly,
allowing the ATV to make the turn properly.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The ATV could go out of control, causing
a collision or overturn.
7-23
Lean towards
inside of turn.
Once you have learned this technique you
should be able to perform it at higher speeds or
in tighter curves.
Support your
weight on the
outer footrest.
Improper riding procedures such as abrupt throttle changes, excessive braking, incorrect body
movements, or too much speed for the sharpness of the turn may cause the ATV to tip. If the
ATV begins to tip over to the outside while negotiating a turn, lean more to the inside. It may
also be necessary to gradually let off on the
throttle and steer to the outside of the turn to
avoid tipping over.
Remember: Avoid higher speeds until you are
thoroughly familiar with the operation of your
ATV.
This procedure should be practiced at slow
speed many times in a large off-road area with
no obstacles. If an incorrect technique is used,
your ATV may continue to go straight. If the ATV
doesn’t turn, come to a stop and then practice
the procedure again. If the riding surface is slippery or loose, it may help to position more of
your weight over the front wheels by moving forward on the seat.
7-24
CLIMBING UPHILL
Use proper riding techniques to avoid vehicle
overturns on hills. Be sure that you can maneuver your ATV well on flat ground before attempting any incline and then practice riding first on
gentle slopes. Try more difficult climbs only after
you have developed your skill. In all cases avoid
inclines with slippery or loose surfaces, or obstacles that might cause you to lose control.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate the ATV on hills too steep
for the ATV or for your abilities.
Practice on smaller hills before attempting
large hills.
It is important when climbing a hill to make sure
that your weight is transferred forward on the
ATV. This can be accomplished by leaning forward and, on steeper inclines, standing on the
footboards and leaning forward over the handlebars.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating on excessively steep hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The vehicle can overturn more easily on
extremely steep hills than on level surfaces or small hills.
7-25
qWARNING
Never go over the top of any hill at high
speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or
another vehicle or person could be on the
other side of the hill.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
OK
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for
climbing hills as described in this Owner’s
Manual.
Always check the terrain carefully before
you start up any hill.
Never climb hills with excessively slippery
or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward.
Never open the throttle suddenly or make
sudden gear changes.
The ATV could flip over backwards.
7-26
If you are climbing a hill and you find that you
have not properly judged your ability to make it
to the top, you should turn the ATV around while
you still have forward motion (provided you have
the room to do so) and go down the hill.
When crossing the side of a hill:
Always follow proper procedures as
described in the Owner’s Manual.
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or
loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the
ATV.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on
hills.
OK
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt to turn the ATV around on
any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in the Owner’s
Manual on level ground. Be very careful
when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing
the side of a steep hill if possible.
7-27
qWARNING
If your ATV has stalled or stopped and you
believe you can continue up the hill, restart carefully to make sure you do not lift the front wheels
which could cause you to lose control. If you are
unable to continue up the hill, dismount the ATV
on the uphill side. Physically turn the ATV
around and then descend the hill.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly
dismounting while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could result in the ATV overturning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
If you start to roll backwards, DO NOT use the
rear brake to stop or try to put the ATV in gear.
The ATV could easily tip over backwards.
Instead, dismount the ATV immediately on the
uphill side.
Use proper gear and maintain steady
speed when climbing a hill.
If you lose all forward speed:
Keep weight uphill.
Apply the brakes.
Lock parking brake, after you are
stopped.
If you begin rolling backwards:
Keep weight uphill.
Never apply the rear brake while rolling
backwards.
Apply the front brake.
7-28
When fully stopped, apply rear brake as
well, and then lock parking brake.
Dismount on uphill side or to a side if
pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV
around and remount, following the procedure described in the Owner’s Manual.
7-29
RIDING DOWNHILL
When riding your ATV downhill, shift your weight
as far to the rear and uphill side of the ATV as
possible. Move back on the seat and sit with
your arms straight. Choose a low gear which will
allow the engine compression to do most of the
braking for you. Improper braking may cause a
loss of traction.
Use caution while descending a hill with loose or
slippery surfaces. Braking ability and traction
may be adversely affected by these surfaces.
Improper braking may also cause a loss of traction.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always follow proper procedures for
going down hills as described in this
Owner’s Manual. Note: a special technique
is required when braking as you go down
a hill.
Always check the terrain carefully before
you start down any hill.
Shift your weight backward. Never go
down a hill at high speed. Avoid going
down a hill at an angle that would cause
the vehicle to lean sharply to one side. Go
straight down the hill where possible.
Whenever possible, ride your ATV straight
downhill. Avoid sharp angles which could allow
the ATV to tip or roll over. Carefully choose your
path and ride no faster than you will be able to
react to obstacles which may appear.
7-30
OK
7-31
CROSSING A SLOPE
Traversing a sloping surface on your ATV
requires you to properly position your weight to
maintain proper balance. Be sure that you have
learned the basic riding skills on flat ground
before attempting to cross a sloping surface.
Avoid slopes with slippery surfaces or rough terrain that may upset your balance.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on
hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause the
ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
As you travel across a slope, lean your body in
the uphill direction. It may be necessary to correct
the steering when riding on loose surfaces by
pointing the front wheels slightly uphill. When riding on slopes be sure not to make sharp turns
either up or down hill.
Never attempt to turn the ATV around on
any hill until you have mastered the turning technique as described in the Owner’s
Manual on level ground. Be very careful
when turning on any hill. Avoid crossing
the side of a steep hill if possible.
When crossing the side of a hill:
If your ATV does begin to tip over, gradually steer
in the downhill direction if there are no obstacles
in your path. As you regain proper balance, gradually steer again in the direction you wish to travel.
Always follow proper procedures as
described in the Owner’s Manual.
7-32
Avoid hills with excessively slippery or
loose surfaces.
Shift your weight to the uphill side of the
ATV.
OK
7-33
CROSSING THROUGH SHALLOW WATER
The ATV can be used to cross slow moving,
shallow water of up to a maximum of 35 cm (14
inches) in depth. Before entering the water,
choose your path carefully. Enter where there is
no sharp drop off, and avoid rocks or other
obstacles which may be slippery or upset the
ATV. Drive slowly and carefully.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never operate this ATV in fast flowing
water or in water deeper than that specified in your Owner’s Manual.
Remember that wet brakes may have
reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes
after leaving water. If necessary, apply
them several times to let friction dry out
the linings.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV through deep or fast
flowing water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction
and loss of control, which could lead to an
accident.
7-34
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Test your brakes after leaving the water. Do not
continue to ride your ATV without verifying that
you have regained proper braking ability.
After riding your ATV in water, be sure to
drain the trapped water by removing the
check hose at the bottom of the air filter
case. Wash the ATV in fresh water if it has
been operated in salt water or muddy conditions.
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1. Check hose
7-35
RIDING OVER ROUGH TERRAIN
Riding over rough terrain should be done with
caution. Look out for obstacles which could
cause damage to the ATV or could lead to an
upset or accident. Be sure to keep your feet
firmly mounted on the footboards at all times.
Avoid jumping the ATV as loss of control and
damage to the ATV may result.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision.
Could cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Before operating in a new area, check for
obstacles.
Never attempt to ride over large obstacles,
such as large rocks or fallen trees. When
you go over obstacles, always follow
proper procedures as described in the
Owner’s Manual.
7-36
7-37
SLIDING AND SKIDDING
Care should be used when riding on loose or
slippery surfaces since the ATV may slide. If
unexpected and uncorrected, sliding could lead
to an accident.
To reduce the tendency for the front wheels to
slide in loose or slippery conditions, positioning
your weight over the front wheels will sometimes
help.
If the rear wheels of your ATV start to slide sideways, control can usually be regained (if there is
room to do so) by steering in the direction of the
slide. Applying the brakes or accelerating is not
recommended until you have corrected the
slide.
7-38
qWARNING
With practice, over a period of time, skill at controlled sliding can be developed. The terrain
should be chosen carefully before attempting
such maneuvers, since both stability and control
are reduced. Bear in mind that sliding maneuvers should always be avoided on extremely
slippery surfaces such as ice, since all control
may be lost.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of this ATV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly, which may cause the ATV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Learn to safely control skidding or sliding
by practicing at low speeds and on level,
smooth terrain.
On extremely slippery surfaces, such as
ice, go slowly and be very cautious in
order to reduce the chance of skidding or
sliding out of control.
7-39
8 If your ATV starts to slide sideways:
Steer in the direction of the slide if you have
the room.
Applying the brakes or accelerating is not recommended until you have corrected the slide.
(See pages 7-38~7-39.)
WHAT TO DO IF ...
This section is designed to be a reference guide
only. Be sure to read each section on riding
techniques completely.
WHAT TO DO ...
8 If your ATV doesn’t turn when you want it to:
Bring the ATV to a stop and practice the turning maneuvers again. Be sure you are putting
your weight on the footboard to the outside of
the turn. Position your weight over the front
wheels for better control. (See pages 7-23~
7-24.)
8 If your ATV can’t make it up a hill you are trying to climb:
Turn the ATV around if you still have forward
speed. If not, stop, dismount on the uphill side
of the ATV and physically turn the ATV
around. If the ATV starts to slip backwards
DO NOT USE THE REAR BRAKE - the ATV
may tip over on top of you. Dismount the ATV
on the uphill side. (See pages 7-25~7-29.)
8 If your ATV begins to tip while turning:
Lean more into the turn to regain balance. If
necessary, gradually let off the throttle and/or
steer to the outside of the turn. (See pages
7-23~7-24.)
7-40
8 If your ATV is traversing a sloping surface:
Be sure to ride with your weight positioned
towards the uphill side of the ATV to maintain
proper balance. If the ATV starts to tip, steer
down the hill (if there are no obstacles in your
way) to regain balance. If you discover that
the ATV is going to tip over, dismount on the
uphill side. (See pages 7-32~7-33.)
8 If your ATV encounters shallow water:
Ride slowly and carefully through slow moving water, watching for obstacles. Be sure to
let water drain from the ATV and CHECK
YOUR BRAKES FOR PROPER OPERATION
when you come out of the water. Do not continue to ride your ATV until you have regained
adequate braking ability. (See pages 7-34~
7-35.)
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7-41
EBU00515
PERIODIC
MAINTENANCE AND
ADJUSTMENT
Periodic inspection, adjustment and lubrication
will keep your machine in the safest and most
efficient condition possible. Safety is an obligation of the machine owner. The most important
points of machine inspection, adjustment and
lubrication are explained on the following pages.
qWARNING
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Turn off the engine when performing
maintenance unless otherwise specified.
Have a Yamaha dealer perform service if
you are not familiar with machine service.
EBU00257
Owner’s manual and tool kit
You are recommended to put this owner's manual
and low-pressure tire gauge in the vinyl bag and
always carry them along with the owner’s tool kit
under the seat.
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Servicing an engine while it is running.
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WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Moving parts can catch clothing or parts
of the body, causing injury.
Electrical components can cause shocks
or can start fires.
1. Owner’s manual
8-1 3. Tool kit
2. Low-pressure tire gauge
qWARNING
The service information included in this manual is
intended to provide you, the owner, with the necessary information for completing your own preventive maintenance and minor repairs. The tools
provided in the Owner’s tool kit are sufficient for
this purpose, except that a torque wrench is also
necessary to properly tighten nuts and bolts.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this ATV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of accessories or
modification of this vehicle may cause
changes in handling which in some situations could lead to an accident.
NOTE:
If you do not have a torque wrench available
during a service operation requiring one, take
your machine to a Yamaha dealer to check the
torque settings and adjust them as necessary.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never modify this ATV through improper
installation or use of accessories. All parts
and accessories added to this vehicle
should be genuine Yamaha or equivalent
components designed for use on this ATV
and should be installed and used according to instructions. If you have questions,
consult an authorized Yamaha ATV dealer.
8-2
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EBU00261
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE/LUBRICATION
INITIAL
ITEM
ROUTINE
1
month
Transmission
9 Replace oil.
2
Spark plug
9 Check condition.
9 Adjust gap and clean.
9 Replace if necessary.
2
Air filter
9 Clean.
9 Replace if necessary.
9 Check idle speed / starter operation.
9 Adjust if necessary.
* Crankcase breather
system
* Exhaust system
* Fuel line
2
EVERY
6
months
6
months
1
year
2
2
2
2
2
2
Every 20 ~ 40 hours.
(More often in wet or dusty areas)
* Carburetor
Spark arrester
3
months
2
2
2
2
9 Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
9 Replace if necessary.
2
2
2
9 Check for leakage.
9 Retighten if necessary.
9 Replace gasket if necessary.
2
2
2
9 Clean.
2
2
2
9 Check fuel hose for cracks or damage.
9 Replace if necessary.
2
2
2
Throttle operation
9 Inspect and adjust free play if necessary.
2
2
2
2
2
Front brake operaion
9 Inspect and adjust free play if necessary.
2
2
2
2
2
* Front brake shoes
9 Check wear limit.
9 Replace if necessary.
2
2
2
* Rear brake pads
9 Check pad wear.
9 Replace if necessary.
2
2
2
* Clutch
9 Inspect free play and operation.
9 Replace if necessary.
2
2
2
2
8-3
INITIAL
ITEM
Drive chain
ROUTINE
1
month
9 Lubricate, check free play and alignment.
9 Replace if necessary.
3
months
2
EVERY
6
months
6
months
1
year
2
2
2
2
2
2
* Drive chain guard
and rollers
9 Check wear and replace if necessary.
* Steering system
9 Inspect free play, clean and lubricate.**
2
2
2
2
2
* Front and rear
suspension
9 Inspect and lubricate.**
2
2
2
2
2
Tire, wheels
9 Inspect air pressure, wheel runout, and tire wear.
9 *Inspect bearings.
9 *Replace bearings if necessary.
2
2
2
2
2
Throttle, control cable
9 Check routing and connection.
9 *Lubricate.
2
2
2
2
2
Outside nuts and bolts 9 Retighten.
Frame
9 Clean and inspect.
Lighting equipment
9 Inspect.
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
* It is recommended that these items be serviced by a Yamaha dealer.
** Lithium soap base grease
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8-4
EBU00597
Transmission oil
1. Transmission oil measurement
a. Place the machine on a level place.
b. Warm up the engine for several minutes,
and stop it.
c. Check the oil level through the level window located at the right side crankcase
cover.
d. Remove filler cap and drain bolt to drain
the oil.
e. Install the drain bolt and tighten to specification.
NOTE:
f. Fill the engine with oil and install the filler
cap.
Tightening torque
Drain bolt:
20 Nm (2.0 m•kg, 14 ft•lb)
Wait a few minutes until the oil level settles
before checking.
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d. The oil level should be between the maximum and minimum marks. If the level is
low, add oil to raise it to the proper level.
2. Transmission oil replacement
a. Place the machine on a level place.
b. Warm up the engine for several minutes,
and stop it.
c. Place a container under the engine.
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1. Level window
3. Minimum level mark
8-5
2. Maximum level mark
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Recommended oil: See page 10-2
Oil quantity:
Total amount:
0.7 L (0.62 Imp qt, 0.74 US qt)
Periodic oil change
0.65 L (0.57 Imp qt, 0.69 US qt)
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8 Be sure to use motor oils that do not contain anti-friction modifiers.
Passenger car motor oils (often labeled
“Energy Conserving”) contain anti-friction
additives which will cause clutch and/or
starter clutch slippage, resulting in
reduced component life and poor engine
performance.
8 Be sure no foreign material enters the
crankcase.
1. Drain bolt
g. Start the engine and warm up for a few
minutes. While warming up, check for oil
leakage. If oil leakage is found, stop the
engine immediately, and check for the
cause.
8-6
Instead, take the machine to a Yamaha dealer.
You should periodically remove and inspect the
spark plug because heat and deposits will cause
the spark plug to slowly break down and erode.
If electrode erosion becomes excessive, you
should replace the spark plug with one of the
proper type.
h. Check the oil level.
Standard spark plug:
BR8ES (NGK)
Before installing the spark plug, measure the
electrode gap with a feeler gauge and adjust to
specification.
EBU00286
Spark plug inspection
The spark plug is an important engine component and is easy to inspect. The condition of the
spark plug can indicate the condition of the
engine.
For example, a very white center electrode
porcelain color could indicate an intake air leak
or carburetion problem for that cylinder. Do not
attempt to diagnose such problems yourself.
Spark plug gap:
0.7 ~ 0.8 mm (0.028 ~ 0.031 in)
8-7
EBU00288
Air filter cleaning
NOTE
There is a check hose at the bottom of the air filter case. If dust or water collects in this hose,
empty the hose and clean the air filter element
and air filter case.
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a. Spark plug gap
When installing the spark plug, always clean the
gasket surface and use a new gasket. Wipe off
any grime from the threads and tighten to the
specified torque.
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Tightening torque:
Spark plug:
25 Nm (2.5 m•kg, 18 ft•lb)
1. Check hose
1. Remove the seat.
2. Remove the air filter case cover.
8-8
4. Wash the element gently but thoroughly in
solvent.
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qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Using low flash point solvents or gasoline
to clean the air filter element.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Low flash point solvents or gasoline can
catch fire or explode.
1. Air filter case cover
3. Remove the air filter element, and separate it from the guide.
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HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Use parts cleaning solvent to clean the air
filter element.
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5. Squeeze the excess solvent out of the filter
and let it dry.
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Do not twist the filter element when squeezing it.
1. Air filter element
2. Element guide
8-9
6. Inspect the element. If damaged, replace
it.
7. Apply Yamaha foam air filter oil or other
quality foam air filter oil to the element. If
foam air filter oil is not available, motor oil
may be used.
NOTE:
The air filter element should be cleaned every
20 ~ 40 hours. It should be cleaned and lubricated more often if the machine is operated in
extremely dusty areas. Each time filter element
maintenance is performed, check the air inlet to
the filter case for obstructions. Check the air
cleaner rubber joint to the carburetor and manifold fittings for an airtight seal. Tighten all fittings
securely to avoid the possibility of unfiltered air
entering the engine.
NOTE:
The element should be wet but not dripping.
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Never operate the engine with the air filter
element removed. This will allow unfiltered
air to enter, causing rapid engine wear and
possible engine damage. Additionally, operation without the filter element will affect carburetor jetting with subsequent poor performance and possible engine overheating.
8. Reinstall the element to the element guide.
9. Reinstall the element assembly and parts
removed for access.
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2.
Spark arrester cleaning
Be sure the exhaust pipe and muffler are cool
before cleaning the spark arrester.
1. Remove the screw.
3.
Remove the tailpipe by pulling it out of the
muffler.
Tap the tailpipe lightly, then use a wire
brush to remove any carbon deposits from
the spark arrester portion of the tailpipe.
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1. Tailpipe
2. Spark arrester
3. Gasket
1. Screw (×3)
4.
5.
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Make sure the gasket is properly positioned, then insert the tailpipe into the muffler and align the screw holes.
Install the screw and tighten it.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improper cleaning of the spark arrester.
Hot exhaust system
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could injure the eyes.
Could cause burns.
Could cause carbon monoxide poisoning,
possibly leading to death.
Could start a fire.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
When cleaning the spark arrester:
Always let the exhaust system cool prior
to touching exhaust components.
Do not start the engine when cleaning the
exhaust system.
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Carburetor settings
In extremely cold weather, it is necessary to
change the carburetor settings to maintain optimum engine performance and to prevent engine
damage.
unless you have mechanical knowledge
and the necessary tools.
Do not perform these procedures while
the engine is hot. Place a rag under the
carburetor to catch any fuel. Wipe up any
spilled fuel completely. After servicing the
carburetor, always check throttle operation before operating the ATV to make
sure it is working correctly.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly servicing or adjusting the carburetor.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The carburetor could malfunction. This
could cause improper operation with the
possibility of an accident.
The carburetor could leak fuel, which
would be a fire hazard.
Standard settings
Main jet
Jet needle clip position
Pilot air screw
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Carburetor adjustments should only be
performed by a Yamaha dealer. Do not
attempt to perform these procedures
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#230
2nd groove
1-1/2 turns out
Carburetor setting chart
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Temperature
Main jet
Jet needle
Pilot air screw
0°C (32°F) above
(Standard)
#230
2nd groove
1 1/2 turns out
+5°C –15°C
~
(41°F)
(5°F)
#230
2nd groove
1 1/2 turns out
–10°C –30°C
~
(14°F) (–22°F)
#240
3rd groove
1 1/2 turns out
Changing the carburetor settings
Disassembly
1. Turn the fuel cock to the “OFF” position.
2. Turn out the carburetor drain screw and
drain the fuel.
1. Main jet number
Jet needle clip position
1st groove
2nd (Standard)
3rd
4th
5th
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1. Carburetor drain screw
3. Disconnect the fuel hose and oil delivery
hose.
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1. Carburetor cap securing
plate
1. Fuel hose
2. Joint screw (×3)
2. Oil delivery hose
6. Remove the carburetor cap.
4. Remove the securing plate.
5. Loosen the joint screws of the carburetor
and remove the carburetor.
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7. Remove the throttle cable from the throttle
valve and then remove the holder.
8. Remove the float chamber.
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3. Throttle valve
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2. Throttle cable
4. Holder
1. Float chamber
9. Remove the float and needle valve.
10. Change the main jet and the jet needle clip
position. (See page 8-14.)
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2. Needle valve
3. Main jet
NOTE:
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Optional main jet can be obtained at a Yamaha
dealer.
If the securing plate does not match a projection, tighten the carburetor cap until they
align. Do not loosen.
Assembly
1. Reassemble the needle valve, float and
float chamber.
2. Reassemble the throttle valve.
3. Install the carburetor cap and tighten it
securely to the specified torque.
Carburetor cap tightening torque:
4 Nm (0.4 m•kg, 2.9 ft•lb)
4. Install the carburetor and tighten the joint
screws.
5. Install the securing plate. Match one of the
projections on the carburetor cap with one
of the indents on the securing plate.
6. Tighten the securing plate screw to the
specified torque.
Tightening torque:
3.5 Nm (0.35 m•kg, 2.5 ft•lb)
7. Connect the fuel hose and oil delivery
hose.
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Idle speed adjustment
NOTE:
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A diagnostic tachometer must be used for this
procedure.
1. Start the engine and warm it up for a few
minutes at approximately 1,000 to 2,000
r/min. Occasionally rev the engine to 4,000
to 5,000 r/min. The engine is warm when it
quickly responds to the throttle.
2. Connect the tachometer and set the idle to
the specified idling speed by adjusting the
throttle stop screw. Turn the screw in to
increase engine speed, and out to
decrease engine speed.
1. Throttle stop screw
Specified idle speed:
1,450 ~ 1,550 r/min
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Throttle lever adjustment
NOTE:
Adjust the engine idling speed before adjusting
the throttle lever free play.
1. Loosen the locknut.
2. Turn the adjusting bolt until the throttle
lever free play is 4~6 mm (0.16~0.24 in).
3. Tighten the locknut.
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1. Adjusting bolt
a. 4 ~ 6 mm (0.16 ~ 0.24 in)
2. Locknut
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Front brake shoe inspection
A wear indicator is provided on the front brake.
This indicator allows checking of brake shoe
wear without disassembling the brake.
Apply the front brake and check the position of
the indicator.
If the indicator reaches the wear limit line, ask a
Yamaha dealer to replace the shoes as a set.
Rear brake pad inspection
A wear indicator is provided on each brake pad.
This indicator allows checking of brake pad wear
without disassembling the brake. Apply the
brake and inspect the wear indicator. If the
brake pads are worn to the wear limit, have a
Yamaha dealer replace the pads.
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1. Wear limit
2. Wear indicator
8-20
a. Wear limit 1 mm (0.039 in)
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Front brake lever free play adjustment
2. Make sure the cable joint in the equalizer
is straight when the brake is applied. If
not, turn the adjusting nuts at the front
wheel hubs until the cable joint becomes
straight.
NOTE
Before adjusting the brake, inspect the front
brake shoes.
The front brake lever free play should be adjusted to 3~5 mm (0.12~0.20 in) at the brake lever
pivot. If the free play is incorrect, adjust as follows:
1. Loosen the locknut and fully turn in the
adjusting bolt at the front brake lever.
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a = a’
1. Equalizer
1. Adjusting bolt
2. Locknut
8-21
2. Cable joint
Specified free play:
3 ~ 5 mm (0.12 ~ 0.20 in)
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4. Tighten the locknut.
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating with improperly serviced or
adjusted brakes.
1. Adjusting nut
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
3. Turn the adjusting bolt at the brake lever
until specified free play is obtained.
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1. Adjusting bolt
You could lose braking ability, which
could lead to an accident.
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2. Locknut
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
After servicing:
8 Make sure the brakes operate smoothly and that the free play is correct.
8 Make sure the brakes do not drag.
Replacement of brake components
requires professional knowledge. These
procedures should be performed by
Yamaha dealer.
a. 3 ~ 5 mm (0.12 ~ 0.20 in)
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qWARNING
Parking brake adjustment
Parking brake adjustment may be required if the
parking brake does not hold properly.
1. Loosen the locknut of the parking brake
cable.
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POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating with improperly adjusted
brakes.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
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The brakes could malfunction, causing
reduced braking performance. This could
increase the chance of a collision or accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
1. Adjusting bolt
After adjusting the parking brake, block
the rear of the machine off the ground and
spin the rear wheels. Check to make sure
there is no brake drag. If brake drag is
noticed, perform the adjustment again.
2. Locknut
2. Turn the adjusting bolt until there is little or
no free play.
3. Tighten the locknut.
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Clutch adjustment
The clutch lever free play should be 2~3 mm
(0.08~0.12 in). If the free play is incorrect, adjust
as follows.
Autolube pump adjustment
The Autolube pump is a vital part of the engine
and requires very sophisticated adjustment.
Most adjusting should be left to a Yamaha dealer who has the professional knowledge and
experience to do so.
1. Loosen the locknut.
2. Turn the adjusting bolt so that clutch lever
free play is 2~3 mm (0.08~0.12in).
3. Tighten the locknut.
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a. 2 ~ 3 mm (0.08 ~ 0.12 in)
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2. Locknut
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Drive chain slack check
Inspect the drive chain while all tires are touching the ground. Check the slack at the position
shown in the figure. The normal vertical deflection is approximately 30~40 mm (1.2~1.6 in). If
the deflection exceeds 40 mm (1.6 in), adjust
the chain slack.
Drive chain slack adjustment
1. Loosen the rear wheel hub bolts.
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1. Upper wheel hub bolt (×2)
2. Lower wheel hub bolt (×2)
2. Loosen the adjuster locknuts on each side.
To tighten the chain, turn the chain
adjuster clockwise. To loosen the chain,
turn the adjuster counterclockwise and
push the wheel forward. Turn each
adjuster exactly the same amount to maintain correct axle alignment.
There are marks on each side of the
swingarm and on each chain adjuster. Use
them to check for proper alignment.
a. 30 ~ 40 mm (1.2 ~ 1.6 in)
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Drive chain cleaning and lubrication
The drive chain is equipped with rubber O-rings
between the chain plates. Steam cleaning, highpressure washes, and certain solvents can damage these O-rings. Use only kerosene to clean
the drive chain. Wipe it dry, and thoroughly lubricate it with SAE 30 ~ 50 motor oil. Do not use
any other lubricants on the drive chain. They
may contain solvents that could damage the Orings.
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1. Locknut
2. Chain adjuster
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3. Alignment marks
3. After adjusting, be sure to tighten the locknuts and the wheel hub bolts.
Upper wheel hub bolt:
50 Nm (5.0 m•kg, 36 ft•lb)
Lower wheel hub bolt:
50 Nm (5.0 m•kg, 36 ft•lb)
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1. O-rings
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Cable inspection and lubrication
Brake and shift pedal/brake and clutch lever
lubrication
Lubricate the pivoting parts of each lever and
pedal.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Damaged control cables.
Recommended lubricant:
Lithium-soap-based grease
(all-purpose grease)
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Corrosion can result when the outer covering of control cables becomes damaged.
Cables can also become frayed or kinked.
Operation of controls could be restricted,
which could cause an accident or injury.
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Upper arm and lower arm pivot lubrication
Lubricate the upper arm pivot and the lower arm
pivot.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Inspect cables frequently. Replace damaged cables.
Recommended lubricant:
Lithium soap base grease
Lubricate the inner cables and the cable ends. If
the cables do not operate smoothly, ask a
Yamaha dealer to replace them.
Recommended lubricant:
Yamaha chain and cable lube or
SAE 10W30 motor oil
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Steering shaft lubrication
Lubricate the pivot points. Use a grease gun.
Recommended lubricant:
Lithium soap base grease
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Rear
Wheel removal
1. Elevate the wheel by placing a suitable
stand under the frame.
2. Remove the nuts from the wheel.
3. Remove the wheel assembly.
Front
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Wheel installation
When installing the wheel, reverse the removal
procedure.
Tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque.
Tightening torque:
Wheel nut:
Front: 45 Nm (4.5 m•kg, 32 ft•lb)
Rear: 45 Nm (4.5 m•kg, 32 ft•lb)
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Replacing the headlight bulb
If the headlight bulb burns out, replace the bulb
as follows:
1. Remove the screws holding the headlight
unit assembly to the headlight body.
2. Remove the bulb holder cover, turn the
bulb holder counterclockwise and remove
the defective bulb.
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5. Install the headlight unit assembly.
Adjust the headlight beam if necessary.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
The headlight bulb is hot when it is on and
immediately after it is turned off.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can be burned, or a fire could start if
the bulb touches something flammable.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Wait for the bulb to cool before touching
or removing it.
3. Put a new bulb into position and secure it
in place with the bulb holder.
4. Install the bulb holder cover.
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Make sure the bulb holder cover is securely
fitted over the bulb holder and seated
against the reflector.
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Headlight beam adjustment
Troubleshooting
Although Yamaha machines receive a rigid
inspection before shipment from the factory,
trouble may occur during operation. Any problem in the fuel, compression, or ignition systems
can cause poor starting and loss of power. The
troubleshooting chart describes a quick, easy
procedure for making checks. If your machine
requires any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer.
The skilled technicians at a Yamaha dealership
have the tools, experience, and know-how to
properly service your machine. Use only genuine Yamaha parts on your machine. Imitation
parts may look like Yamaha parts, but they are
often inferior. Consequently, they have a shorter
service life and can lead to expensive repair
bills.
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It is advisable to have a Yamaha dealer make
this adjustment.
Vertical adjustment:
Loosen the headlight assembly mounting bolts
and adjust the vertical beam by moving the
headlight up or down.
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1. Mounting bolt (×2)
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qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Checking the fuel system while smoking
or near an open flame.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Fuel can ignite or explode, causing severe
injury or property damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Do not smoke when checking the fuel system. Make sure there are no open flames
or sparks in the area, including pilot lights
from water heaters or furnaces.
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Troubleshooting chart
Remove the
fuel pipe
1. Fuel
Check if there is
fuel in the fuel
tank
There is fuel
Turn the fuel
cock to “OFF”
Some fuel
Turn the fuel
cock to “RES”
No fuel
Supply fuel
Water or dirt
mixed in fuel
Clean filter element
and fuel tank
Turn the fuel
cock to “ON”
Check fuel flow
No fuel
Fuel cock clogged
Restart engine
Clean the fuel cock
2. Compression
Kick the kick lever to
see if there is
compression
3. Ignition
There is compresson
Compression normal
No compression
Ask a Yamaha dealer to inspect
Wet
Wipe clean with
dry cloth
Dry
Attach plug cap and
ground to chassis
Remove plug and
check electrode
Spark good
Kick the kick
starter strongly
Ignition system normal
Spark weak
No spark
Adjust plug gap or
replace plug
Ask a Yamaha dealer to inspect
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No spark
Throttle override system (T.O.R.S.) is incorporated in the ignition circuit, and if the system
should fail, the spark plug will not spark.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Have the system checked by a Yamaha
dealer.
Before bypassing T.O.R.S., be sure the
throttle closes properly when the throttle
lever is released.
If the machine must be ridden, ride as
slowly as possible.
Do not touch the exhaust pipe when disconnecting the wire coupler.
qWARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Testing for an ignition system problem by
disconnecting the Throttle OverRide
System (T.O.R.S.).
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
With T.O.R.S. disconnected, the engine
will not stop if the throttle does not close
properly. This could cause loss of control
and an accident.
You could be burned if you touch the hot
exhaust pipe while disconnecting the wire
coupler.
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CLEANING AND STORAGE
Excessive water pressure may cause water
seepage and deterioration of wheel bearings,
brakes, transmission seals and electrical
devices. Many expensive repair bills have
resulted from improper high pressure detergent applications such as those available in
coin-operated car washers.
A. CLEANING
Frequent, thorough cleaning of your machine
will not only enhance its appearance but will
improve its general performance and extend the
useful life of many components.
1. Before cleaning the machine:
a. Block off the end of the exhaust pipe to
prevent water entry. A plastic bag and
strong rubber band may be used.
b. Make sure the spark plug and all filler caps
are properly installed.
2. If the engine case is excessively greasy,
apply degreaser with a paint brush. Do not
apply degreaser to the chain, sprockets or
wheel axles.
3. Rinse the dirt and degreaser off with a garden hose. Use only enough pressure to do
the job.
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4. Once the majority of the dirt has been
hosed off, wash all surfaces with warm
water and mild, detergent-type soap. An
old toothbrush or bottle brush is handy for
hard-to-get-at places.
5. Rinse the machine off immediately with
clean water and dry all surfaces with a
chamois, clean towel or soft absorbent
cloth.
6. Dry the chain and lubricate it to prevent
rust.
7. Clean the seat with a vinyl upholstery
cleaner to keep the cover pliable and
glossy.
8. Automotive type wax may be applied to all
painted and chrome plated surfaces.
Avoid combination cleaner-waxes. Many
contain abrasives which may mar the paint
or protective finish.
When finished, start the engine and let it
idle for several minutes.
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operation with wet brakes after washing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Wet brakes may have reduced stopping
ability, increasing the chance of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Test the brakes after washing. Apply the
brakes several times at slow speeds to let
friction dry out the linings.
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B. STORAGE
Long term storage (60 days or more) of your
machine will require some preventive procedures to guard against deterioration. After thoroughly cleaning the machine, prepare for storage as follows:
1. Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel and add the
specified amount of Yamaha Fuel
Stabilizer and Conditioner or an equivalent
product.
2. Remove the spark plug, pour about one
tablespoon of SAE 10W30 or 20W40
motor oil in the spark plug hole and reinstall the spark plug. Ground the spark plug
wire and turn the engine over several times
to coat the cylinder wall with oil.
3. Clean the drive chain thoroughly and lubricate it. (See page 8-26.)
4. Lubricate all control cables.
5. Block up the frame to raise all wheels off
the ground.
6. Tie a plastic bag over the exhaust pipe outlet to prevent moisture from entering.
7. If storing in a humid or salt-air atmosphere,
coat all exposed metal surfaces with a light
film of oil. Do not apply oil to any rubber
parts or the seat cover.
Specified amount:
1 oz of stabilizer to each gallon of fuel
(or 7.5 cc of stabilizer to each liter of fuel)
NOTE:
Use of fuel stabilizer and conditioner eliminates
the need to drain the fuel system. Consult a
Yamaha dealer if the fuel system needs to be
drained instead.
NOTE:
Make any necessary repairs before storing the
machine.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
YFS200
Dimension:
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Seat height
Wheel base
Minimum ground clearance
Minimum turning radius
1,735 mm (68.3 in)
1,035 mm (40.7 in)
1,040 mm (40.9 in)
740 mm (29.1 in)
1,100 mm (43.3 in)
120 mm ( 4.7 in)
3,000 mm (118 in)
Basic weight:
With oil and full fuel tank
153 kg (337 lbs)
Engine:
Type
Cylinder arrangement
Displacement
Bore × Stroke
Compression ratio
Starting system
Lubrication system
Air cooled, 2-stroke
Single cylinder, Forward inclined
195 cm3
66.0 × 57.0 mm (2.60 × 2.24 in)
6.6 : 1
Kick starter
Separate lubrication (Yamaha Autolube)
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Model
Engine oil (2-cycle):
Type
Quantity
Transmission oil:
Type
Recommended transmission oil
classification
Quantity
Periodic oil change
Total amount
YFS200
Yamalube 2-cycle oil or
air cooled 2-stroke engine oil
1.3 L (1.14 Imp qt, 1.37 US qt)
Yamalube 4 (10W30) or
SAE 10W30 type SE motor oil
API Service SE, SF, SG type or higher
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Be sure to use motor oils that do not contain antifriction modifiers. Passenger car motor oils (often
labeled “Energy Conserving”) contain anti-friction additives which will cause clutch and/or
starter clutch slippage, resulting in reduced component life and poor engine performance.
0.65 L (0.57 Imp qt, 0.69 US qt)
0.70 L (0.62 Imp qt, 0.74 US qt)
Air filter:
Wet type element
Fuel:
Type
Tank capacity
Reserve amount
PREMIUM UNLEADED FUEL
9.0 L (1.98 Imp gal, 2.38 US gal)
2.0 L (0.44 Imp gal, 0.53 US gal)
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Model
YFS200
Carburetor:
Type/manufacturer
Spark plug:
Type/manufacturer
Gap
BR8ES (NGK)
0.7 ~ 0.8 mm (0.028 ~ 0.031 in)
Clutch:
Type
Operation
Wet, multi-disk
Left hand operation
Transmission:
Primary reduction system
Primary reduction ratio
Secondary reduction system
Secondary reduction ratio
Transmission type
Operation
Gear ratio
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
VM26SS/MIKUNI
Helical gear
71/22 (3.227)
Chain drive
40/13 (3.077)
Constant mesh 6-speed
Left foot operation
34/11 (3.091)
31/14 (2.214)
25/15 (1.667)
20/16 (1.250)
19/18 (1.056)
19/21 (0.905)
10-3
Model
YFS200
Chassis:
Frame type
Caster angle
Trail
Steel Tube Frame
9.0°
40 mm (1.57 in)
Tire:
Type
Size – Front
Rear
Tubeless
AT21 × 7 - 10
AT21 × 10 - 8
Brake:
Front brake type
Operation
Rear brake type
Operation
Drum brake
Right hand operation
Single, Disk brake
Right foot operation
Suspension:
Front
Rear
Double wishbone
Swingarm (monocross)
Shock Absorber:
Front
Rear
Coil spring, Oil damper
Coil spring, Gas-Oil damper
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Model
YFS200
Wheel travel:
Front
Rear
180 mm (7.09 in)
180 mm (7.09 in)
Electrical:
Ignition system
Generator system
C.D.I.
C.D.I. Magneto
Headlight Type:
Bulb type
Bulb voltage, wattage × quantity
Headlight
Taillight
Indicator light:
Oil level
12V, 45W/45W × 1
12V, 3.8W × 1
12V, 1.7W × 1
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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 vehicle 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.
“AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE THE ACTS LISTED
BELOW.”
These acts include tampering with the following systems; i.e., modification, removal, etc.
Exhaust system
Intake system
Muffler
Exhaust pipe
Silencer
Air cleaner case
Air cleaner element
Intake duct
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MAINTENANCE RECORD
Copies of work orders and/or receipts for parts you purchase and install will be required to document
maintenance done in accordance with the warranty. The chart below is printed only as a reminder to
you that the maintenance work is required. It is not acceptable proof of maintenance work.
MAINTENANCE
INTERVAL
DATE
OF
SERVICE
SERVICING DEALER
NAME AND ADDRESS
MILEAGE
1 Month
3 Months
6 Months
12 Months
18 Months
24 Months
30 Months
36 Months
42 Months
48 Months
54 Months
60 Months
REMARKS
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in serious injury or death.
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PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
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qWARNING
Improper ATV use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH.
ALWAYS USE
AN APPROVED
HELMET AND
PROTECTIVE GEAR
NEVER USE
ON PUBLIC
ROADS
NEVER operate:
9 without proper training or instruction.
9 at speeds too fast for your skills or the
conditions.
9 on public roads - a collision can occur
with another vehicle.
9 with a passenger - passengers affect
balance and steering and increase risk
of losing control.
NEVER CARRY
PASSENGERS
NEVER USE
WITH DRUGS
OR ALCOHOL
ALWAYS:
9 use proper riding techniques to avoid
vehicle overturns on hills and rough
terrain and in turns.
9 avoid paved surfaces - pavement may
seriously affect handling and control.
LOCATE AND READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
(For replacement manual, call 1-800-532-1558)
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD.
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PRINTED IN JAPAN
2000·4–3.0×1 ! (E)
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