GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Model names and numbers / Warnings cautions and notes / Safety / Serial numbers / Fasteners / Shop supplies / Tools / Precision measuring tools / Electrical system fundamentals / Basic service methods / Storage / Serial numbers / Model names and numbers / Decimal and metric equivalents / Specifications / Conversion formulas Technical abbreviations * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Starting the engine / Starting difficulties / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Engine leakdown test / Clutch / Gearshift linkage / Transmission / Final drive / Carburetor / Carburetor heater / Fuel pump / Electrical testing / Electrical test equipment / Basic electric test procedures / Electrical system / Front suspension and steering / Brakes * LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Maintenance intervals schedule/ Tune-up replacement / Primary drive gear * TRANSMISSION SHIFT MECHANISM AND MIDDLE GEAR Shift pedal / Footrest / External and internal shift mechanism / Transmission / Middle drive and driven shaft / Checking middle gear backlash * AIR / FUEL EXHAUST AND EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS Fuel tank / Fuel more details…..
DATA * GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Warnings cautions and notes / Safety first / Service hints / Torque fasteners / Lubricants / Expendable supplies / Parts replacement / Emissions control and battery labels / Basic hand tools / Precision measuring tools / Special tools / Electrical system fundamentals / Basic service methods / Storage / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Troubleshooting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Clutch / Transmission / Electrical problems / Excessive vibration / Carburetor troubleshooting / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems * PERIODIC LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Routine checks / Pre-checks / Maintenance intervals / Tyres / Battery (non-sealed type) / Battery / Battery electrical cable connectors / New battery installation / lubrication / Swing arm bearing lubrication / Relay arm and connecting arm lubrication / Speedometer cable lubrication / Drive chain lubrication / Periodic maintenance / Air filter service / Drive chain adjustment / Drive chain slider service / Throttle cable lubrication / Fuel valve and filter more here…..
GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Notes cautions and warnings / Safety first / Service hints / Washing the vehicle / Special tips / Torque specifications / Fasteners / Lubricants / RTV gasket sealant / Gasket remover / Threadlocking compound / Expendable supplies / Serial numbers / Warning and information labels / Basic hand tools / Precision measuring tools / Test equipment / Special tools / Fabricating tools / Mechanic's tips / Bearing replacement / Seals / Riding safety / Off Road rules / Storage / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Starting the engine / Starting difficulties / Engine starting troubles / Engine is difficult to start / Poor idle speed performance / poor medium to high speed performance / Starting system / Charging system / Ignition system / Fuel system / Engine overheating (1987-1998 2-wheel drive gear assembly / Oil pump / Internal oil pipe / External oil pipe / Oil cooler / Magneto stator and stator housing / Magneto rotor and starter clutch / Crankcase and crankshaft / Recoil starter / Break-in /Specifications * CLUTCH AND EXTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM Clutch cover / Clutch release lever lots more
chemicals and lubricants * Troubleshooting * Engine clutch and transmission * Fuel system and lubrication * Ignition and electrical systems * Steering suspension and final drive * Wheels brakes and tyres * Wiring diagrams click on
/ Storage * ENGINE TOP END Engine principles / Engine lubrication / Engine cooling / Cleanliness / Servicing engine in frame / Cylinder head / Cylinder / Piston wrist pin and piston rings / Break-in procedure / Reed valve assembly * ENGINE LOWER END Servicing engine in frame / Engine removal installation / Crankcase and crankshaft * CLUTCH EXTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM AND KICKSTARTER Clutch cover / Clutch / Primary drive pinion gear / Clutch cable / Clutch release mechanism / External shift mechanism / Kickstarter (1978-1980) / Kickstarter (1981-on) * TRANSMISSION AND INTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM Transmission operation / Transmission overhaul (5-speed) / Transmission overhaul (1979-1980 6-speed) / Transmission overhaul (1981-on 6-speed) / Internal shift mechanism (1978-1980) / Internal shift mechanism (1981-on) * FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS Carburetor operation / Carburetor (1979-1980 6-speed) / Transmission overhaul (1981-on 6-speed) / Internal shift mechanism (1978-1980) / Internal shift mechanism (1981-on) * FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS Carburetor operation / Carburetor service (1978-1982) / Carburetor adjustments / Fuel shutoff valve / Fuel tank / Fuel filter / Yamaha more details…..
Softcover – 168 pages – Yamaha XZ550 Vision V-Twins 1982 – 1985 Haynes Owners Service & Repair come here
Repair Manual covers the following models: * V-Star 1300 XVS13A (2007-2010) * V-Star 1300 XVS13CT (2007-2010) Contents: * QUICK REFERENCE DATA * GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Warnings cautions and notes / Safety / Serial numbers / Fasteners / Shop supplies / Tools / Measuring tools / Electrical system fundamentals / Service methods / Storage / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Engine starting / Engine will not start / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Cylinder leakdown test / Clutch / Transmission and shift mechanism / Fuel system / Fuel pump troubleshooting / Electrical testing / Electrical troubleshooting / Cooling system troubleshooting / Front suspension and steering / Brake * MAINTENANCE LUBRICATION and TUNE-UP Maintenance schedule / Cylinder numbering and engine rotation / Tune-up / Air filter / Engine compression test / Ignition switch / Sidestand switch / Clutch switch / Brake light switch / Fuses / Specifications * COOLING SYSTEM Cooling system precautions / Cooling system inspection / Hoses and hose clamps / Coolant reservoir cap cover / Coolant reservoir cover / Coolant reservoir / Coolant temperature (CT) sensor information
Dismantling * Engine Reassembly And Starting * Clutch And Transmission * Cooling System * Radiator * Water Pump * Fuel System And Lubrication * Ignition System * Coils: Testing * Wiring: Testing * Frame And Forks * Wheels Brakes And Tyres * Disc Brakes * Electrical System Including Wiring Diagrams considerably more details
Softcover – 156 pages – Yamaha XT TT & SR500 Singles 1975 – 1983 Haynes Owners Service & Repair click
Servicing – Specifications – Lubricants And Fluids – Maintenance Schedule – Component Locations – Maintenance Procedures * Repairs And Overhaul – Engine Clutch And Transmission – Fuel And Exhaust Systems – Ignition System – Frame And Suspension – Brakes Wheels And Final Drive – Fairing And Bodywork – Electrical System – Wiring Diagrams * Reference – Tools And Workshop Tips – Security – Storage – Troubleshooting click to go
System Including Wiring Diagrams full details
1980 * Yamaha XS750SE U.K. 1980 – 1982 * Yamaha XS750D XS7502D U.S. 1976 – 1977 * Yamaha XS750E XS750SE U.S. 1977 – 1978 * Yamaha XS750F XS750SF U.S. 1978 – 1979 * Yamaha XS850 (XS850G) U.K. 1980 – 1985 * Yamaha XS850G XS850SG U.S. 1979 – 1980 * Yamaha XS850H XS850SH XS850LH U.S. 1980 – 1981 Contents: * Maintenance * Engine * Clutch * Transmission * Fuel System And Lubrication * Ignition System * Frame And Forks * Wheels Brakes And Tyres * Electrical System * Wiring Diagrams more information…..
Servicing – Specifications – Lubricants And Fluids – Maintenance Schedule – Component Locations – Maintenance Procedures * REPAIRS AND OVERHAUL – Engine Clutch And Transmission – Fuel And Exhaust Systems – Ignition System – Frame And Suspension – Brakes Wheels And Final Drive – Fairing And Bodywork – Electrical System – Wiring Diagrams * REFERENCE – Tools And Workshop Tips – Security – Storage – Troubleshooting click the link
1984-1987 * Yamaha XV750 1981-1983 1988-1997 * Yamaha XV920R Virago 1981-1983 * Yamaha XV1000 1984-1985 * Yamaha XV1100 1986-1999 * Yamaha XV1100S 1997-1998 U.K. models: * Yamaha XV535 (XV535S) 1988-1997 * Yamaha XV535DX 1998-2003 * Yamaha XV750SE 1981-1983 * Yamaha XV750 1992-1996 * Yamaha TR1 1981-1985 * Yamaha XV1000 1986-1989 * Yamaha XV1100 1989-1998 Contents: * THE YAMAHA XV V-TWIN – Identification Numbers – Buying Spare Parts – Pre-Ride Checks – Engine Oil Level – Brake Fluid Levels – Tyres – Bike Specs * Maintenance – Routine Maintenance And Servicing – Specifications – Lubricants And Fluids – Maintenance Schedule – Component Locations – Maintenance Procedures * Repairs And Overhaul – Engine Clutch And Transmission – Fuel And Exhaust Systems – Ignition System – Frame And Suspension – Brakes Wheels And Final Drive – Fairing And Bodywork – Electrical System – Wiring Diagrams * Reference – Tools And Workshop Tips – Security – Storage – Troubleshooting click here
* Yamaha XJ600 1984-1987 U.S.A. 1989-1992 U.K. Contents: * QUICK REFERENCE DATA * GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Service hints / Safety first / Expendable supplies / Shop tools / Emergency tool kits / Troubleshooting and tune-up equipment * TROUBLESHOOTING Starting difficulties / Poor performance / Clutch and transmission / Drive train / Chassis / Brakes / Electrical system / Charging system / Lighting / Fuses / Wiring * LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Routine checks / Maintenance intervals / Tyres / Battery / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Front fork oil change / Drive chain lubrication / Swing arm lubrication / Rear brake cam lubrication / Periodic maintenance / Drive chain adjustment / Brake fluid level check and change / Clutch adjustment / Throttle adjustment / Air filter service / Cam chain tensioner adjustment / Steering Centerstand / Footpegs / Fairing (Seca models) / Frame / Specifications * SUPPLEMENT / 1984 AND LATER SERVICE INFORMATION * WIRING DIAGRAMS more tips
Grizzly 600 (595cc) 1998 – 2001 * Yamaha Grizzly 660 (660cc) 2002 – 2005 Contents: * Introductory Pages: About This Manual; Introduction To The Kodiak And Grizzly; Identification Numbers; Buying Parts; General Specifications; Maintenance Techniques Tools And Working Facilities; Safety First!; ATV Chemicals And Lubricants; Troubleshooting * Tune-Up And Routine Maintenance * Engine Clutch And Transmission * Cooling System * Fuel And Exhaust System * Ignition System * Steering Suspension And Final Drive * Brakes Wheels And Tyres * Frame And Bodywork * Electrical System * Wiring Diagrams find out more…..
Yamaha MX250 * Yamaha MX360 * Yamaha RT1 Series * Yamaha RT2 Series * Yamaha RT3 Series * Yamaha DT250 * Yamaha DT360 * Yamaha DT400 * Yamaha YZ250 * Yamaha YZ350 * Yamaha YZ360 Contents: * QUICK REFERENCE DATA * GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Service hints / Tools / Expendable supplies / Mechanic's tips / Safety first * PERIODIC MAINTENANCE Engine tune-up / Spark plug / Compression test / Carbon removal / Breaker points / Magneto Ignition Timing / CDI timing / Air cleaner service / Autolube pump adjustment / Throttle cable adjsutment / Battery service / Oil change / Clutch adjustment / Electrical equipment / Drive chain / Brakes / Wheels and Tyres / Steering head bearings * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Starting difficulties / Poor idling / Misfiring / Flat spots / Power loss / Overheating / Backfiring / Engine noises / Piston cylinder head / Piston pin and rings / Reed valve / Compression release / Magneto / Engine sprocket / Right crankcase cover / Autolube pump / Clutch / Primary drive gear / Kickstarter / Tachometer drive / Omni phase balancer / Shifter / Crankcase / Transmission / Crankshaft / Bearings and oil additional info…..
instruments / Emergency troubleshooting / Starter / Charging system / Engine / Engine noises / Excessive vibration / Lubrication troubles / Fuel system / Clutch / Manual transmission / Brakes / Front suspension and steering / Electrical problems * PERIODIC MAINTENANCE LUBRICATION AND TUNE-UP Routine checks / Service intervals / Tyres / Wheels / Battery / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Middle gear oil change / Final drive gear oil change / Front fork oil change / Swing arm bearing lubrication / Periodic maintenance / Clutch adjustment / Air cleaner / Throttle adjustment / Fuel shut off valve filter cleaning / Cam chain tensioner adjustment / Tune-up / Cylinder head nuts and bolts torque / Valve clearance measurement and adjustment / Compression test / Spark plugs / Breaker point adjustment / Ignition timing / Carburetor synchronization / Carburetor shocks * BRAKES Front disc brakes / Rear disc brake / Rear master cylinder / Brake disc (front and rear) / Bleeding the system * FRAME AND REPAINTING Kickstand (sidestand) / Centerstand / Footpegs / Frame * SUPPLEMENT / 1980 AND LATER SERVICE INFORMATION * WIRING DIAGRAMS more tips
/ Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Troubleshooting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Clutch / Transmission / Electrical problems / Excessive vibration / Carburetor troubleshooting / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems / Specifications * PERIODIC LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Routine checks / Maintenance intervals / Tyres / Battery / Periodic lubrication / Periodic maintenance / Suspension adjustment / Tune-up / Ignition timing / Carburetor / Specifications * ENGINE Servicing engine in frame / Engine principles / Engine / Cylinder head cover and camshafts / Cam chain tensioner / Cam case and cylinder head / Valves and valve components / Cylinder block / Pistons and piston rings / Oil pump and strainer / Oil pressure relief valve / Oil level switch / Crankcase / pad replacement / Brake calipers / Front master cylinder / Rear master cylinder / Brake hose replacement / Brake disc / Bleeding the system / Specifications * FAIRING Lower fairing / Upper fairing / Windshield / Specifications * WIRING DIAGRAMS full details
To The Yamaha Atvs * Identification Numbers * ATV Chemicals And Lubricants * Tune-Up And Routine Maintenance * Two-Stroke Engines * Four-Stroke Engines * Fuel System * Ignition System * Frame And Suspension * Wheels Brakes And Tyres * Electrical System * Wiring Diagrams more advice
Softcover – 272 pages – Yamaha YBR125 & XT125R / X 2005 – 2009 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual more information…..
Clymer Owners Service & Repair Manual covers the following models: * Yamaha GT1 1973 * Yamaha GTMX 1973-1974 * Yamaha GT80A 1974-1976 * Yamaha GT80MXA 1974-1977 * Yamaha YZ80 1974-1976 * Yamaha YZ100 1976 * Yamaha DT100 1974-1976 * Yamaha MX100 1974-1975 * Yamaha AT1 Series 1968-1970 * Yamaha AT2 Series 1972 * Yamaha AT3 1973 * Yamaha ATMX 1973 * Yamaha DT125 1974-1976 * Yamaha MX125 1974-1976 * Yamaha YZ125 1974-1976 * Yamaha CT1 Series 1969-1972 * Yamaha CT2 1972 * Yamaha CT3 1973 * Yamaha DT175 1974-1976 * Yamaha MX175 1974-1975 Contents: * QUICK REFERENCE DATA * GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Service hints / Safety first / Tools / Expendable supplies / Mechanic's tips * PERIODIC MAINTENANCE Engine tune-up / Spark plug / Compression test / Carbon removal / Breaker pints / Magneto ignition timing / Air cleaner service / Fuel strainer / Carburetor cover / Clutch / Primary drive gear / Kickstarter / Tachometer drive gear / Shifter / Crankcase / Transmission / Crankshaft * CARBURETORS Carburetor operation / Carburetor overhaul / Carburetor adjustment / Miscellaneous problems * ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Flywheel magneto operation / Magneto extra
Manual Covers the following models: * Yamaha XS250P U.K. 1977-1979 * Yamaha XS250 U.K. 1978-1981 * Yamaha XS250SE US Custom Special U.K. 1980-1984 * Yamaha XS250C U.K. 1981-1982 * Yamaha XS360C U.S.A. 1975-1976 * Yamaha XS3602D U.S.A. 1976-1977 * Yamaha XS400 U.K. 1977-1980 * Yamaha XS400SE US Custom Special U.K. 1980-1983 * Yamaha XS400D U.K. 1976-1977 * Yamaha XS400E U.S.A. 1977-1978 * Yamaha XS400F XS4002F U.S.A. 1978-1979 * Yamaha XS400G Special II U.S.A. 1979-1980 * Yamaha XS400SG Special U.S.A. 1979-1980 * Yamaha XS400H Special II U.S.A. 1980-1981 * Yamaha XS400SH Heritage U.S.A. 1980-1981 * Yamaha XS400SJ Heritage U.S.A. 1981-1982 Contents: * Maintenance * Engine * Clutch And Transmission * Fuel System And Lubrication * Ignition System * Frame And Forks * Wheels Brakes And Tyres * Electrical System * Wiring Diagrams more…..
INFORMATION Manual organization / Warnings cautions and notes / Safety / Serial numbers / Fasteners / Shop supplies / Basic tools / Precision measuring tools / Electrical system fundamentals / Special tools / Basic service methods / Storage / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Starting the engine / Engine spark test / Engine performance / Engine noise / Engine leakdown test / Clutch / External shift mechanism and transmission / Kickstarter / Brakes / Steering / Specifications * LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Pre-ride inspection / Engine break-in / Tune-up and service intervals / Fuel and lubricants / Engine and component lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Front fork oil seal and dust seal cleaning and lubrication / Drive chain cleaning and lubrication / Maintenance and inspection / Hot Start Valve (Air valve) inspection / Muffler cleaning / Air filter cleaning / notes / Mainshaft / Countershaft / Transmission inspection / Shift drums and forks / Specifications * FUEL SYSTEM Service precautions and practices / Carburetor / Float adjustment / Carburetor rejetting / Throttle cable / Specifications * ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Left crankcase cover / Flywheel and information
Manual organization / Warnings cautions and notes / Safety / Serial numbers / Fasteners / Shop supplies / Basic tools / Precision measuring tools / Electrical system fundamentals / Special tools / Basic service methods / Storage / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Engine principles / Operating requirements / Starting the engine / Starting difficulties / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Engine leakdown test / Clutch / Gearshift linkage / Transmission / Final drive / Carburetor / Fuel pump / Carburetor heater / Electrical test equipment / Basic electrical test procedures / Electrical systems / Self-diagnostic system / Engine indicator light (all models) / SET/RES lights (XVZ13TF models) / Cruise control / Audio system (XVZ13TF models) / Front suspension and steering / Brake system / Specifications * LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Maintenance Turn signals / Flasher relay / Horn / Indicator lights / Cruise control / Audio system / Switches / Speed sensor circuit continuity / Fuses / Specifications * COOLING SYSTEM Hoses and clamps / Cooling system check / Water pump / Coolant reservoir / Radiator / Fan motor assembly / Thermo unit / much more info
Owners Service & Repair Manual Covers the following Models: * IT125 (1980-1981) * IT175 (1977-1983) * IT200 (1984-1986) * IT250 (1977-1983) * IT400 (1976-1979) * IT425 (1980) * IT465 (1981-1982) * IT490 (1983-1984) Contents: * QUICK REFERENCE DATA * GENERAL INFORMATION Manual organization / Service hints / Torque specifications / Safety first / Special tips / Parts replacement / Expendable supplies / What year is it? / Serial numbers / Basic hand tools / Tune-up and troubleshooting tools / Fasteners / Mechanic's tips / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Emergency troubleshooting / Engine starting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Excessive vibration / Two-stroke pressure testing / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems / Specifications * LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Pre-checks / Tyres and wheels Reed valve assembly / Compression release (IT400C only) / Crankcase and crankshaft / Kickstarter / Service and adjustment / Specifications * CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION Clutch / Clutch cable / Clutch release (push lever) mechanism / External shift mechanism / Transmission and internal shift more tips
warnings / Safety first / Service hints / Torque specifications / Fasteners / Lubricants / Parts replacement / Basic hand tools / Test equipment / Mechanic's tips * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Engine starting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Clutch / Transmission / Carburetor / Charging system / Electrical starting system / Electrical problems / Ignition system / Excessive vibration / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems * LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Routine checks / Service intervals / Tyres and wheels / Battery / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Front fork oil change / Final drive oil change / Steering head bearing lubrication / Knuckle and steering shaft lubrication / Periodic maintenance / Drive chain adjustment / Brake adjustment / Clutch adjustment / and external shift mechanism / Drive sprocket (YTM200K L N) / Transmission / Specifications * FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS Air cleaner / Carburetor operation / Carburetor service / Carburetor adjustments / Throttle cable / Fuel tank / Fuel shutoff valve / Exhaust system / Specifications * ELECTRICAL click here
organization / Notes cautions and warnings / Safety first / Service hints / Torque specifications / Fasteners / Lubricants / Expendable supplies / Parts replacement / Emission control and battery labels / Basic hand tools / Precision measuring tools / Special tools / Mechanic's tips / Riding safety / Specifications * TROUBLESHOOTING Operating requirements / Troubleshooting instruments / Troubleshooting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Engine lubrication / Clutch / Transmission / Electrical problems / Excessive vibration / Carburetor troubleshooting / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems / Specifications * PERIODIC LUBRICATION MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP Routine checks / Pre-checks / Maintenance intervals / Tyres / Battery / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Front fork oil change / Swing arm bearing lubrication / Relay arm and connecting system / Electric starter / Lighting system / Switches / Wiring connectors / Electrical controls / Fuel pump testing / EXUP system / Fuses / Specifications * COOLING SYSTEM Cooling system inspection / Coolant reservoir / Radiator and fan / Thermostat / Water pump / Hoses / Coolant pipes / Thermo considerably more details
1975-1984 Contents: * Introduction to the Yamaha TY Models * Model Dimensions and Weights * Tools and Working Facilities * Troubleshooting * Routine Maintenance * Engine Clutch and Transmission * Fuel System and Lubrication * Ignition System * Frame and Forks * Wheels Brakes and Tyres * Electrical System * Wiring Diagrams come here
Led by Genichi Kawakami, the businessÃ¢Â€Â™s very first president, Yamaha Motor started production of its earliest product, the YA-1, in 1955. The 125cc bike obtained another Mount Fuji Ascent competition in its class.
The business’s services and products includes motorbikes, scooters, motorized bicycles, boats, sail boats, personal water craft, swimming pools, energy ships, fishing boats for sale, outboard engines, 4-wheel ATVs, recreational off-road automobiles, go-kart motors, tennis carts, multi-purpose motors, electric generators, water pumps, snowmobiles, tiny snowfall throwers, automobile machines, area mounters, smart machinery, industrial-use unmanned helicopters, electrical energy models for wheelchairs and helmets. The organization normally mixed up in import and deals of varied forms of merchandise, growth of tourist companies and management of leisure, recreational services and relevant service.
The motorcycle division of Yamaha ended up being started in 1955, and is headed by Genichi Kawakami. Yamaha’s preliminary goods had been a 125cc two-cycle, single-cylinder motorcycle, the YA-1, which was a duplicate regarding the German DKW RT125. The YA-1 was an aggressive achievements at rushing right from the start, winning not merely the 125cc lessons into the Mt. Fuji Ascent, and sweeping the podium with very first, 2nd and third invest the every Japan Autobike Endurance roadway competition that exact same seasons. Early triumph in racing put the tone for Yamaha, as competitors in lots of types of motorcycle racing is a key endeavor associated with the organization throughout their background, often fueled by a stronger rivalry with Honda also Japanese makers.
Yamaha started contending internationally in 1956 once they registered the Catalina Grand Prix, again utilizing the YA-1, from which they put 6th. The YA-1 was followed closely by the YA-2 of 1957, another 125cc two stroke, however with considerably improved framework and suspension system. The YD-1 of 1957 was a 250cc two-stroke twin cylinder motorcycle, resembling the YA-2, but with a bigger and much more effective motor. A performance form of this bike, the YDS-1 housed the 250cc two-stroke twin in a double downtube cradle frame and provided the initial five-speed transmission in a Japanese bike. This period in addition spotted Yamaha offer its very first outboard aquatic system.
Triumph and development in the sixties
By 1963 Yamaha’s commitment to both the two-stroke engine and rushing paid down using their very first triumph in intercontinental competitors, within Belgium GP, where they claimed the 250cc course. Profits in deals ended up being more impressive, and Yamaha create 1st of their worldwide subsidiaries within period starting with Thailand in 1964, additionally the Netherlands in 1968. 1965 saw the production of a 305cc two-stroke twin, the flagship of organizations lineup. It showcased a different oils provide which straight injected oils into the gas before burning. In 1967 a larger displacement model is included with the range, the 350cc two-stroke twin R=1.
In 1968 Yamaha established their very first four-stroke bike, the XS-1. The Yamaha XS-1 had been a 650cc four-stroke twin, a more substantial plus effective machine that equaled the displacement and performance for the preferred Uk bikes associated with the age, including the success Bonneville and BSA Gold Star. Yamaha continuing on with the two-stroke range and four-stroke twins at a time that other Japanese makers had been progressively going to four cylinder four-stroke devices, a trend led by Honda in 1969 because of the popular CB-750 four-stroke four-cylinder period.
The Four-stroke Era Starts: The 1970s
Not until 1976 would Yamaha respond to another Japanese brands with a multi-cylinder four stroke of their own. The XS-750 a 750cc triple cylinder machine with shaft last drive ended up being launched nearly seven ages after Honda’s breakthrough bicycle. Yamaha’s very first four-cylinder design, the XS-1100 adopted in 1978, once again with shaft drive. Despite being heavier plus touring focused than its rivals they produced an impressive sequence of victories in stamina race.
The 1970s furthermore saw a few of the very first specific off-road bikes for off-road racing and activity. Yamaha ended up being an early on pioneer in dirt-bike technologies, and launched the first single-shock rear suspension, the trademarked “Monoshock” of 1973. They starred in production in the 1974 Yamaha YZ-250, a model that has proceeded in production, with many updates, until 2015, which makes it Yamaha’s longest constant design and title.
Yamaha carried on racing through the entire 1960s and 1970s with increasing profits in several platforms. The ten years for the 1970s ended up being capped because of the XT500 winning the initial Paris-Dakar Rally in 1979.
The 1980s: Diversification and Development
By 1980 the blend of consumer preference and ecological legislation made four shots ever more popular. Suzuki finished creation of their GT two stroke show, including the leading water-cooled two-stroke 750cc GT-750 in 1977. Kawasaki, who’d considerable success throughout the 1970s with regards to two-stroke triples of 250cc, 350cc, 500cc and 750cc ended production of road-going two shots in 1980. Yamaha bucked this trend and carried on to improve and sell two-strokes for road into the 1980s. These bicycles were efficiency focused, water-cooled twin-cylinder machines, made to attain excellent efficiency benefiting from the reduced pounds of two strokes. The RZ-250 of 1980 is the progenitor with this show. The RZ-350, the greatest displacement design, was a popular hot-rod bicycle regarding the 1980s and continued to be marketed in a few region into the early 1990s.
Through the entire 1980s the bike markets gradually gone from building a few fundamental but functional versions designed to work well in several functions, to providing many others specialized devices made to succeed specifically niches. These included race and performance street riding, touring, motocross race, enduro and recreational off-road riding, and cruising. Yamaha branched right out of the relatively small number of UJMs at the start of the ten years to a much larger pair of choices in a number of clearly defined markets at the end of the ten years.
The XV750 of 1981 featured an air-cooled V-twin four-stroke motor and cruiser styling, and had been among the first Japanese cruiser style motorcycles. Because of the end of the 1980s Yamaha had offered dozens of cruiser styled bicycles in many different displacements and system designs.
The RZV500 is one of the primary “repli-racers”, a near content of Kenny Roberts competition GP cycle, they featured a liquid-cooled two-stroke motor of 500cc displacement in a V4 setup, along with a border frame and full fairing.
An even more well-known and practical superior model for road ended up being introduced in 1985, the FZ750. It was an innovative 750cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder model. It was initial bike to function a five device cylinder mind, anything Yamaha became popular for. Moreover it featured a cylinder block canted ahead at 45 levels, and a box-section steel border frame. Production of the FZ continued until 1991.
The 1990s: Performance Bikes and a Spin-off Brand
In 1998 Yamaha advertised a 1000cc four-cylinder road bike known as the YZF ‘R1’, this design introduced a fresh type of gearbox design which reduced the entire length of the motor/gearbox situation, to permit an even more lightweight device. This, consequently permitted the motor is put into the frame more forth, made to augment handling in a short wheel-based frame.
In 1995, Yamaha announced the creation of Star motorbikes, a name brand for the cruiser number of motorbikes in the American marketplace. In other areas, celebrity motorbikes continue to be sold underneath the Yamaha brand name. This is an endeavor to produce a brand name identification considerably closely lined up because of the cruiser market section, one of several biggest and most financially rewarding in the USA.
The Yamaha YZ450F are a four-stroke racing motocross cycle built by Yamaha Motor business. It absolutely was the successor to the past YZ426F that was discontinued in 2003. It is credited by Cycle World and dust Rider publications given that bike that begun the four-stroke soil bicycle change. It’s an alternative for YZ250, which can be slowly becoming eliminated. The 2006 YZ250F and YZ450F are the very first manufacturing motorcycles equipped with titanium suspension system springs.
The WR450F may be the enduro version of the YZ450F.
For many years, the motocross globe very nearly exclusively used two-stroke motors. AMA rushing sessions had two courses: 125 cc and 250 cc two-strokes, with no provision for four shots. Many bikers considered four-stroke motor tech to be mainly utilitarian and uncompetitive, relegated exclusively for path riding.
In 1996, the AMA altered rushing guidelines to permit 450 cc four shots to participate in identical racing class as 250 cc two-strokes. Yamaha professional Yoshiharu Nakayama very first created the thought of generating initial competitive four-stroke competition motocross cycle. The Yamaha YZ400F originated to match into this category. It solved the ability problem by borrowing superbike tech and giving the YZ a five-valve head, liquid air conditioning and a 12.5-1 compression proportion.
In 1997, Yamaha rocked the motocross world with all the introduction associated with the YZ400M model, a concept bike which borrowed much technology from roadway race. The YZM had been far ahead of all competition among four-stroke motocross bikes. Doug Henry piloted the YZ400M to its first triumph in 1997 within Las vegas, nevada Supercross. This is the first occasion any four-stroke have won an AMA occasion. The YZ400M was the forerunner of the manufacturing YZ400F, that was introduced another 12 months.
First Generation YZ400F Production 1998-2000
Forerunner YZ250 2-stroke
Engine Five-valve, 400 cc, compression ratio 12.5:1
Pounds 250 pound
First generation: YZ400F 1998Ã¢Â€Â“2000
Yamaha launched the YZ400F in manufacturing in 1998 after a successful AMA period in 1997. It had been “initial latest production four-stroke motocrosser that has been right competitive against two-strokes.” In the beginning, Yamaha focused a dry body weight of 233 pounds, but by manufacturing, the bicycle weighed 250 lbs. The bicycle had an 11,600 rpm redline energy and torque near to their 250 cc two-stroke rivals. They benefited from engine compression braking, which let the system to slow the bike straight down during deceleration, giving the brake system an escape.
In 1998, Doug Henry won the AMA nationwide Motocross Championship aboard the YZF, getting the very first driver to winnings a championship on a four-stroke bike. This triumph is regarded as by some to-be the most important turning point in the motocross worldÃ¢Â€Â”for the first time, four strokes had been considered a competitive rushing machine.
2nd generation YZ426F Manufacturing 2000-2003
Motor Titanium five-valve, 426 cc, 95mm x 60.1mm swing, compression proportion 12.5:1
Suspension System Kayaba
Brake System Disks
Wheelbase 58.7 in
Gas capacity 2.1 gallons
Second generation: YZ426F 2001Ã¢Â€Â“2002
In 2000, Yamaha up-to-date the YZ400F, enhancing the displacement to 426 cc for higher energy and throttle responses. In addition, the carburetor and jets were updated to relieve the YZ400F’s starting woes.
Next season, in 2001, Yamaha replaced the prior metallic valves with titanium your. This new valves are more than forty % lighter compared to past valves, making it possible for lighter and soft device springs, in turn allowing a quicker revving system, improved throttle reaction, higher rev ceilings, and more power. The crankshaft has also been reshaped as well as the whole assembly ended up being redesigned for faster throttle responses and, Yamaha stated, “less high-end horse power control.” As well as motor changes, various adjustment had been built to the transmission to assist retain the energy and ensure longevity. The suspension system in addition got a little bit of an overhaul with all the objective being reduced fat and smoother action throughout the stroke. Yamaha additionally designed a fresh fatigue pipeline build in order that fatigue header reduction would no further be expected when replacing the oil filter. Carburetor tuning ended up being changed to deal with starting and off-idle take-off difficulties.
Also in 2001 the subframe ended up being changed from a metal to a blue painted aluminum style. In 2002 the blue artwork ended up being stopped and remaining to a bare aluminum search. Bike.com claims that “The gas tank is fairly slim and permits close ahead and backwards action while providing some thing nicely shaped to keep onto with your knees. In fact, the complete ergonomic bundle on this YZF try well-thought-out. The handlebars have a fantastic bend to them and they are well-placed permanently rider controls and legroom. The footpegs were well-made units with a wide system and sit in a position that keeps them from dragging in ruts without cramping a rider’s feet.”
In 2002 Yamaha remapped the digital CD ignition system which provides a more exact spark and ideal timing for faster, stronger response during tough speed, and less kickback during beginning. In addition an all brand new swingarm that is lighter and more powerful for paid down body weight, better rigidity and much more compliant backside suspension system activity. While an anodized finish gives the cycle a tricked out appearance. The 426 also incorporates a more substantial pivot change for increased durability. A bigger backside brake disc was also included consequently greater stopping energy.
Third Generation YZ450F Production 2003-2010
Engine Titanium five-valve, 449 cc, 95.0 x 63.4mm, compression proportion 12.3:1
Transmission 4 or 5-speed
Associated YZ250F, WR450F
Third generation YZ450F 2003Ã¢Â€Â“2009
For 2003, the YZF got the biggest revision with its records. Initially, the system displacement had been risen to 449 cc, producing over 52 horse power, in conformity into the latest AMA Motocross maximum displacement guideline. Then, the frame and synthetic are all updated for a, sleeker look. Additionally, the YZ’s body weight had been designed from the initial 250 lbs right down to 233 lbs. This new YZF additionally had a gearing modification, going from a conventional 5-speed to a 4-speed transmission. The bike made great energy; however, most thought that the bicycle had too-much power for a motocross track.
The YZ450F gotten an important modify in 2006, with more than 300 parts changed and improved. The power is smoothed aside, and also the cycle is made easier to ride, placing to rest the issue the YZ had too much power. The transmission had been gone back to a far more conventional five-speed. An all newer aluminum solitary anchor framework shaved another 10 weight from the body weight.
Fourth Generation YZ450F Manufacturing 2010-Present
System back slant, titanium four-valve, 449 cc, 97.0mm x 60.8mm swing, compression proportion 12.5:1
Related WR450F, YZ450FX
Fourth generation YZ450F 2010-2013
September 8, 2009, Yamaha launched their all new YZ450F with fuel injections. The motor cylinder try rearward slanted, the crank pole perspective happens to be altered to produce a more complete combustion, the 5-valve head is now a 4-valve mind, the vehicle’s gas tank is situated beneath the seat, the exhaust pipeline exits the trunk for the cylinder, in addition to air intake is now right in front of the cycle. They have a unique bi-lateral framework makes it possible for for brand new improved steering therefore the brand-new motor elements. The complete bundle all fits in place generate a bike that’s mass-centralized. The bike was introduced by Yamaha Factory Motocross driver James Stewart.
For quite some time, the motocross globe practically exclusively used two-stroke motors. AMA race tuition have two sessions: 125 cc and 250 cc two-strokes, without supply for four strokes. Many bikers considered four-stroke motor technologies become mostly utilitarian and uncompetitive, directed exclusively for trail driving.
In 1996, the AMA changed racing principles to permit 450 cc four shots to contend in identical race class as 250 cc two-strokes. Yamaha professional Yoshiharu Nakayama initially came up with the idea of producing 1st competitive four-stroke competition motocross bicycle. The Yamaha YZ400F originated to suit into this category. They resolved the energy problem by borrowing superbike tech and giving the YZ a five-valve head, fluid air conditioning and a 12.5-1 compression proportion.
In 1997, Yamaha rocked the motocross globe utilizing the introduction regarding the YZ400M prototype, a notion motorcycle which lent much tech from road racing. The YZM had been far in front of all competitors among four-stroke motocross bicycles. Doug Henry piloted the YZ400M to its very first success in 1997 in the Las vegas, nevada Supercross. This is the 1st time any four-stroke have won an AMA celebration. The YZ400M is the predecessor of this production YZ400F, that was introduced the following seasons.
First-generation YZ400F Production 1998-2000
Predecessor YZ250 2-stroke
Engine Five-valve, 400 cc, compression ratio 12.5:1
Body weight 250 pound
First generation: YZ400F 1998Ã¢Â€Â“2000
Yamaha launched the YZ400F in manufacturing in 1998 after an effective AMA season in 1997. It had been “the initial latest manufacturing four-stroke motocrosser which was directly competitive against two-strokes.” At first, Yamaha focused a dry weight of 233 lbs, but by production, the cycle considered 250 lbs. The cycle had an 11,600 rpm redline energy and torque near to its 250 cc two-stroke competitors. It gained from engine compression braking, which let the engine to slow the bicycle down during deceleration, offering the brake system a rest.
In 1998, Doug Henry obtained the AMA National Motocross tournament aboard the YZF, getting the first rider to winnings a tournament on a four-stroke motorcycle. This success is considered by some to-be the major turning point in the motocross worldÃ¢Â€Â”for initially, four strokes are considered a competitive racing machine.
2nd generation YZ426F Manufacturing 2000-2003
System Titanium five-valve, 426 cc, 95mm x 60.1mm swing, compression proportion 12.5:1
Suspension System Kayaba
Brake System Disks
Wheelbase 58.7 in
Gasoline capability 2.1 gallons
Second generation: YZ426F 2001Ã¢Â€Â“2002
In 2000, Yamaha updated the YZ400F, increasing the displacement to 426 cc for greater power and throttle reaction. Furthermore, the carburetor and jets had been up-to-date to help ease the YZ400F’s beginning problems.
The following seasons, in 2001, Yamaha changed the earlier metallic valves with titanium people. The latest valves were over forty per cent light than the previous valves, enabling light and gentler valve springs, subsequently enabling a quicker revving engine, improved throttle response, higher rev ceilings, and much more energy. The crankshaft has also been reshaped additionally the entire system was redesigned for quicker throttle responses and, Yamaha stated, “less high-end horse power reduction.” And engine improvements, various changes are built to the transmission to help retain the energy and ensure longevity. The suspension system also got a bit of an overhaul with all the goals becoming decreased weight and smoother activity through the stroke. Yamaha also created a unique exhaust pipe design making sure that fatigue header elimination would no longer be required whenever changing the oils filter. Carburetor tuning ended up being modified to cope with starting and off-idle lose troubles.
Additionally in 2001 the subframe is altered from a metallic to a blue painted aluminum style. In 2002 the blue painting was ended and remaining to a bare aluminum appearance. Bike.com states that “The gas tank is fairly thin and permits good forward and backward activity while offering things well formed to put up onto together with your knees. In fact, the whole ergonomic bundle with this YZF is well-planned. The handlebars have a good bend to them and are also well-placed for good rider controls and legroom. The footpegs are well-made products with a broad platform and sit in a situation that keeps them from dragging in ruts without cramping a rider’s legs.”
In 2002 Yamaha remapped the digital CD ignition program which delivers a far more exact spark and ideal time for efficient, more powerful response during difficult speed, much less kickback during starting. In addition an all brand new swingarm which will be lighter and stronger for paid off weight, better rigidity plus certified back suspension activity. While an anodized finish gives the bike a tricked out search. The 426 comes with a more substantial pivot shift for enhanced durability. A larger back braking system disc was also added which means greater stopping power.
Third Generation YZ450F Manufacturing 2003-2010
System Titanium five-valve, 449 cc, 95.0 x 63.4mm, compression ratio 12.3:1
Transmission 4 or 5-speed
Associated YZ250F, WR450F
Third generation YZ450F 2003Ã¢Â€Â“2009
For 2003, the YZF received the largest update in its records. First, the motor displacement had been increased to 449 cc, creating over 52 horse power, in compliance on newer AMA Motocross optimum displacement rule. Then, the framework and vinyl were all up-to-date for a unique, sleeker look. Additionally, the YZ’s body weight had been designed from its earliest 250 weight down to 233 pounds. The new YZF additionally have a gearing changes, supposed from a traditional 5-speed to a 4-speed transmission. The bike made great power; but many believed that the bicycle had an excessive amount of energy for a motocross track.
The YZ450F obtained a significant upgrade in 2006, with more than 300 section changed and improved. The power ended up being smoothed out, additionally the bike ended up being made easier to drive, placing to rest the problem that the YZ have way too much energy. The transmission was returned to a far more standard five-speed. An all latest aluminum solitary anchor frame shaved another 10 weight from the pounds.
Fourth Generation YZ450F Production 2010-Present
Engine Rear slant, titanium four-valve, 449 cc, 97.0mm x 60.8mm swing, compression proportion 12.5:1
Related WR450F, YZ450FX
4th generation YZ450F 2010-2013
September 8, 2009, Yamaha introduced their brand new YZ450F with fuel shot. The engine cylinder is rearward slanted, the crank rod position is altered to produce an even more complete combustion, the 5-valve mind has become a 4-valve mind, the vehicle’s gas tank is situated under the seat, the fatigue pipe exits the trunk of cylinder, while the air-intake is currently in the front associated with the bicycle. They usually have a new bi-lateral frame that allows for new better steering as well as the newer system elements. The complete package all comes together generate a bike this is certainly mass-centralized. The bike had been introduced by Yamaha Factory Motocross driver James Stewart.
With the triumph during the early 1980s of Kenny Roberts and also the Yamaha YZR500 in Grand Prix motorcycle racing Yamaha realised that a path supposed reproduction of the 500 cc race machine would promote better. With the close tech for the modest RD variety of two-stroke motorbikes the RD500LC was released in 1984.
The RD500LCuses a 50-degree, twin-crankshaft V4 engine layout. Connected Yamaha YPVS fatigue energy valves tend to be monitored by one electronic device and servo-motor and are usually made to render a broader energy musical organization. The motor also features intake reed valves unlike the YZR500 racer which used rotary disk device induction. The reed valves make use of two different intake plans, the lower cylinders tend to be given through crankcase mounted reeds; the upper pair use cylinder barrel mounted reeds. The four Mikuni carburettors is part attached in pairs and supply each cylinder through 90 level intake manifold. The lower growth chambers exit typically but the upper pipelines go over each other simply behind the exhaust harbors to steadfastly keep up the proper tuned size.
The twin crankshafts tend to be tailored right to the clutch, whilst front crankshaft in addition pushes a counter balancer shaft mounted between the two crankshafts. The counterbalance shaft, unusual on a two-stroke, assists with dampening motor oscillations. The engine try cooled by thermostatically influenced liquid air conditioning, an auxiliary electric lover mounted behind the radiator slices in at rather large but acceptable working conditions. Lubrication is through direct shot in to the inlet manifolds using Yamaha’s ‘Autolube’ pump system. Usually controlled various other two-stroke motors by throttle position, the system oils pump is managed by the YPVS servo-motor ensuring that the oils provide is certainly not shut down at higher system revolutions.
RD500LC rear view
The RD500LC makes use of a six-speed sequential close proportion gearbox using the normal road-going ‘one down and five up’ series, the gear shafts are detachable from the right side regarding the system without the necessity to split the crankcases. The clutch was of this wet, multiple-disc coil springtime type and it is cable managed. Abnormally for a two-stroke motor the gears and outer crankshaft bearings were lubricated by another crankshaft driven troichoid oils pump. Best drive is by traditional the time O-ring sequence and sprockets.
The framework of RD500LC try manufactured from mild metal box-section and makes use of a border design. A corner shock absorber is abnormally placed horizontally in motor and utilizes the lower crankcase as a mounting aim. The under-seat region are occupied by the upper cylinder exhaust chambers, the oils pump and one-way valves, battery pack while the YPVS servo-motor. The battery are regarding the ‘wet’ lead-acid type and a cut-out was provided inside right-side panel to view the acid amount and never have to dismantle half the bicycle! A corner associated with surprise absorber connects to an extruded aluminum alloy moving arm via a few forged aluminium rocker hands. An unusually small-diameter 16-inch wheel was held between 37 mm spring and oil damped forks which showcased flexible anti-dive models.
The RD500LC utilizes twin ventilated disc brake system for the front-wheel with a single ventilated disc at the back. A solo chair cowl ended up being originally offered to cover the pillion seat when not in use. Japan marketplace RZV500R varies from RD500 by devoid of a rear mounted pillion get handle installed.
RD500LC Speedometer and Tachometer
The RD500LC features a standard 12 volt electrical program. Yamaha’s self-cancelling signal product is employed and an adjustable weight gauging system can be used to monitor two-stroke oils container items with connected warning lighting. Nippondenso capacitor release ignition can be used along with two coils.
The RZV500R had been created solely the Japanese home market although some have already been shipped privately. The RZV500R functions upgraded section not found on the standard RD500LC and RZ500 . A major huge difference is the hand-welded aluminium frame, which will be considerably light as compared to metallic variation applied to standard designs. The water temperatures measure additionally doubles as a fuel container contents gauge in the push of a RHS lever while the front side hand preload are changed through the top of the forks. There is also a red light mounted inside the tachometer housing which comes on in the same in principle as 55 mph. The speedo was obviously calibrated in KPH.
The front forks is air assisted with rebound damping modifications. The trunk braking system and equipment levers tend to be cast from aluminium, because would be the clip-on type handlebars. These chassis modifications added around a weight preserving of 20 pound. The system had been detuned to 64 hp to comply with Japanese legislation. This is attained by limiting the inner diameter associated with exhaust pipes and modifications into carburettor jetting. These restrictions are easily altered towards RD500 specs by setting up the restrictor plates into the fatigue generate exactly the same diameter gap due to the fact exhaust pipelines have as standard plus the re-jetting associated with carburetors to accommodate.
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Front and rear yellow side reflectors
Self retracting sidestand, correct dip headlight
Personal retracting part stay, prolonged backside mudguard, best plunge headlight
Reduced load capability, self cancelling signs erased, best dip headlight
Tachometer mounted purple warning light that activates within exact carbon copy of 55mph. Hand-produced lightweight aluminum framework, gas container contents measure activated by a rhs mounted function change, front suspension pre-load flexible from dial over forks feet. Personal cancelling indicators erased. Manufacturing operate limited by 1600 units only
Self retracting sidestand, suppressor spark-plug limits, correct plunge headlight
Modified exhaust pipelines, personal retracting sidestand, best plunge headlight
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