XT225T/TC Owner`s Manual

XT225T/TC Owner`s Manual

PRE-OPERATION CHECKS

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Pre-operation check list

ITEM

Fuel

Engine oil

Front brake

Rear brake

Clutch

Throttle grip

Control cables

CHECKS

Check fuel level in fuel tank.

Refuel if necessary.

Check fuel line for leakage.

Check oil level in engine.

If necessary, add recommended oil to specified level.

Check vehicle for oil leakage.

Check operation.

If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system.

Check lever free play.

Adjust if necessary.

Check brake pads for wear.

Replace if necessary.

Check fluid level in reservoir.

If necessary, add recommended brake fluid to specified level.

Check hydraulic system for leakage.

Check operation.

Check pedal free play.

Adjust if necessary.

Check operation.

Lubricate cable if necessary.

Check lever free play.

Adjust if necessary.

Make sure that operation is smooth.

Check cable free play.

If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing.

Make sure that operation is smooth.

Lubricate if necessary.

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ITEM

Drive chain

Wheels and tires

Brake and shift pedals

Brake and clutch levers

Sidestand

Chassis fasteners

Instruments, lights, signals and switches

Sidestand switch

CHECKS

Check chain slack.

Adjust if necessary.

Check chain condition.

Lubricate if necessary.

Check for damage.

Check tire condition and tread depth.

Check air pressure.

Correct if necessary.

Make sure that operation is smooth.

Lubricate pedal pivoting points if necessary.

Make sure that operation is smooth.

Lubricate lever pivoting points if necessary.

Make sure that operation is smooth.

Lubricate pivot if necessary.

Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened.

Tighten if necessary.

Check operation.

Correct if necessary.

Check operation of ignition circuit cut-off system.

If system is defective, have Yamaha dealer check vehicle.

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS

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WARNING

Become thoroughly familiar with all operating controls and their functions before riding.

Consult a Yamaha dealer regarding any control or function that you do not thoroughly understand.

Never start the engine or operate it in a closed area for any length of time. Exhaust fumes are poisonous, and inhaling them can cause loss of consciousness and death within a short time. Always make sure that there is adequate ventilation.

Before starting out, make sure that the sidestand is up. If the sidestand is not raised completely, it could contact the ground and distract the operator, resulting in a possible loss of control.

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Starting and warming up a cold engine

In order for the ignition circuit cut-off system to enable starting, one of the following conditions must be met:

The transmission is in the neutral position.

The transmission is in gear with the clutch lever pulled and the sidestand up.

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WARNING

Before starting the engine, check the function of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the procedure described on page 3-12.

Never ride with the sidestand down.

1. Turn the fuel cock lever to “ON”.

2. Turn the key to “ON” and make sure that the engine stop switch is set to “ ”.

3. Shift transmission into the neutral position.

NOTE:

When the transmission is in the neutral position, the neutral indicator light should be on, otherwise have a

Yamaha dealer check the electrical circuit.

4. Turn the starter (choke) on and completely close the throttle. (See page 3-8.)

5. Start the engine by pushing the start switch.

NOTE:

If the engine fails to start, release the start switch, wait a few seconds, and then try again. Each starting attempt should be as short as possible to preserve the battery. Do not crank the engine more than 10 seconds on any one attempt.

6. After starting the engine, move the starter (choke) back halfway.

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CAUTION:

For maximum engine life, always

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7. When the engine is warm, turn the starter (choke) off.

NOTE:

The engine is warm when it responds normally to the throttle with the starter

(choke) turned off. To avoid the possibility of excessive exhaust emissions, never leave the starter (choke) on longer than necessary. The time necessary for starter (choke) use depends upon the ambient temperature. Temperatures above 10 °C (50 °F) require about

7 seconds of starter (choke) use and temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F) require about 35 seconds with the starter

(choke) turned on, then about 2.5 minutes with the starter (choke) in the halfway position.

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Starting a warm engine

Follow the same procedure as for starting a cold engine with the exception that the starter (choke) is not required when the engine is warm.

Shifting

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1. Shift pedal

2. Neutral position

Shifting gears lets you control the amount of engine power available for starting off, accelerating, climbing hills, etc.

The gear positions are shown in the illustration.

NOTE:

To shift the transmission into the neutral position, press the shift pedal down repeatedly until it reaches the end of its travel, and then slightly raise it.

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OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS

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CAUTION:

Even with the transmission in the neutral position, do not coast for long periods of time with the engine off, and do not tow the motorcycle for long distances. The transmission is properly lubricated only when the engine is running. Inadequate lubrication may damage the transmission.

Always use the clutch while changing gears to avoid damaging the engine, transmission, and drive train, which are not designed to withstand the shock of forced shifting.

3. Open the throttle gradually, and at the same time, release the clutch lever slowly.

4. At the recommended shift points shown in the following table, close the throttle, and at the same time, quickly pull the clutch lever in.

5. Shift the transmission into second gear. (Make sure not to shift the transmission into the neutral position.)

6. Open the throttle part way and gradually release the clutch lever.

7. Follow the same procedure when shifting to the next higher gear.

NOTE:

Always shift gears at the recommended shift points.

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To start out and accelerate

1. Pull the clutch lever to disengage the clutch.

2. Shift the transmission into first gear. The neutral indicator light should go out.

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To decelerate

1. Apply both the front and the rear brakes to slow the motorcycle.

2. Shift the transmission into first gear when the motorcycle reaches

20 km/h (12.5 mi/h). If the engine is about to stall or runs very roughly, pull the clutch lever in and use the brakes to stop the motorcycle.

3. Shift the transmission into the neutral position when the motorcycle is almost completely stopped. The neutral indicator light should come on.

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Recommended shift points

The recommended shift points during acceleration and deceleration are shown in the table below.

Shift up points:

1st

2nd

2nd: 16 km/h (10 mi/h)

3rd: 24 km/h (15 mi/h)

4th: 32 km/h (20 mi/h) 3rd

4th

5th

5th: 40 km/h (25 mi/h)

6th: 48 km/h (30 mi/h)

Shift down points:

6th

5th

5th: 20 km/h (12.5 mi/h)

4th

4th: 20 km/h (12.5 mi/h)

3rd

2nd

3rd: 20 km/h (12.5 mi/h)

2nd: 20 km/h (12.5 mi/h)

1st: 20 km/h (12.5 mi/h)

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Engine break-in

There is never a more important period in the life of your engine than the period between 0 and 1600 km (1000 mi). For this reason, you should read the following material carefully.

Since the engine is brand new, do not put an excessive load on it for the first

1600 km (1000 mi). 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 that might result in engine overheating must be avoided.

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CAUTION:

After 1000 km (600 mi) of operation, the engine oil must be changed, the oil filter element and the oil strainer cleaned.

If any engine trouble should occur during the engine break-in period, immediately have a

Yamaha dealer check the vehicle.

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Parking

When parking, stop the engine, remove the key from the main switch, and then turn the fuel cock lever to “OFF”.

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WARNING

Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot, park in a place where pedestrians or children are not likely to touch them.

Do not park on a slope or on soft ground, otherwise the vehicle may overturn.

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0–1000 km (0–600 mi)

Avoid prolonged operation above 1/3 throttle.

1000–1600 km (600–1000 mi)

Avoid prolonged operation above 1/2 throttle.

1600 km (1000 mi) and beyond

The vehicle can now be operated normally.

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