Engine oil Recommended lubricant: Engine oil 6-23. Remove the cover and the oil filter 8. Securely support the motor- cycle so there is no danger of it falling over. Needless to say, if this had been a 390-pound R1, I could have easily thrown it with practically one hand into the back of the truck. Storage compartment page 3-13 7. Refer to this section each time a panel has to be removed or reinstalled. Oil filter page 6-10 9.
Tammi was not a happy camper on the back of that token slab of foam, especially when her knees are practically higher than her ears. Park the motorcycle in a place where pedes- trians or children are not likely to touch the motorcycle. Record the infor- mation on this label in the space pro- vided. The fastest I've measured it I keep trying to remember to look down at it when I'm on the fastest straights was 158 mph. The seat was very comfortable, and even the placement of the foot pegs, shifters, and brake controls were all in a perfect location. Once the traffic opened up a bit, I was able to cruise at a higher speed and feel what this bike would be like to ride across the country.
Insert the brake rod into the brake cam lever and install the brake pedal free play adjusting nut. I had to be really careful not to slap too many car mirrors on my jaunt home; you never know if one of the cars you hit belongs to someone that happens to live just down the street from you. Remove the passenger seat and cylinder in any way. Avoid using abrasive polishing 7. Rear shock absorber spring preload adjusting ring page 3-14 5. Helmet holder page 3-12 6. Shift pedal page 3-5 2.
We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Fuel may deteriorate painted sur- faces or plastic parts. This information will be needed to order spare parts from your Yamaha dealer. I would hate to throw my back out or something trying to load it right before the next race. Put Tammi -- or, for that matter, your girlfriend -- on the back of the R1 and it's a different story.
Want to make your client, extra happy when you finish their repair? All repair procedures are covered. I keep painting black skid-graffiti marks everywhere I go in the neighborhood. If that isn't a strong recommendation, I don't know what is. However, the V-Star did have a couple slight shortfalls when ridden above 65 mph. Install a new fuse of proper improper rating can cause exten- Always make sure the connec- amperage. The storage compartment is located in its original position as shown. Left handlebar switches page 3-3 16.
The only other nitpick I have against the V-Star is that I don't care for having to look so far down to get a read on the tank-mounted speedometer. I have spent months, and 100s of hours, bringing these manuals back to life. Take your shock absorber to a Yamaha dealer for any service. If a suitable all-purpose grease. Remove the oil filler bolt and check the oil level. Loosen the locknut at the clutch The clutch lever free play should be lever. Tire air pressure Always check and adjust the tire pres- sure before operating the motorcycle.
Consult your Yamaha dealer to obtain and install the alarm. Install oil filter cover and cover, placement cover by removing the bolts. Fuel tank breather hose Recommended fuel: 2. My neighbors are going to be very happy when I have to return the V-Star to Yamaha. Insert the projection on the front of key in the lock and turn it as shown. True, these bikes come from different ends of the spectrum regarding what they were designed to do, but I think there is still very much that can be learned by putting these two bikes up against each other in a bit of a mock shoot-out.
They felt wider than ones on other cruisers I had ridden recently. Install the bulb cover, connectors Push the bulb inward and turn it replacement and headlight unit. On the other hand, the R1 is skinny enough that you would have to be a pretty lame rider to actually hit a car mirror while splitting lanes, not that it would matter much, since the driver would not be able to make out the blur that just flew by. When I arrived in my pick-up to load the bike and take it home, I figured I would throw the V-Star into the back and haul it home. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies.
After starting the engine, move Yamaha dealer to inspect it. Yamaha has designed into this 1. One fun thing a cruiser does better than any sportbike is this: You can back these things sideways going into corners, and the chassis will settle in, just like a flat-track bike, giving you tons of feel. See page 3-9 for re- damage will result in poor moval procedures. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, then raise the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground. To the seat into the holder and install lock the helmet holder, replace the the bolt. Add the recommended oil if necessary.