YAMAHA YXZ1000R SS 2017 Owner's Guide
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While using your Yamaha YXZ1000R
Keep your body completely inside the vehicle at all times. Keep both hands on the steering
wheel except when operating the shift lever. Be sure the passenger is seated, belted, and hold-
ing onto the passenger handhold. Close doors before driving. Any part of your body (arms,
legs, and head) outside the vehicle can be struck by objects your vehicle is passing or crushed
by the vehicle itself in a rollover accident.
Watch for branches, brush, or other hazards that could enter the vehicle.
Abrupt maneuvers or aggressive driving, even on flat, open areas, can cause loss of control,
including rollovers. The YXZ1000R has higher ground clearance and other features to handle
rugged terrain, and, as a result, can overturn in situations where some other vehicles may not.
• Use care when turning:
• Turning the steering wheel too far or too fast can result in a rollover.
• Avoid sideways sliding, skidding, or back-wheel sliding, and never do donuts.
• Slow down before entering a turn and avoid hard braking in a turn.
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• Drive straight up and down inclines, not across them. If crossing a hill is unavoidable, drive
slowly and turn downhill immediately if you feel the vehicle may tip.
• Avoid paved surfaces. Turn gradually and go slowly if you must drive on pavement. This vehicle is designed for off-road use only.
If you think or feel that the vehicle may tip or ro ll, keep your body completely inside the protec-
tive structure of the vehicle:
• Brace yourself by pressing your feet firmly on the floorboard and keep a firm grip on the
steering wheel or passenger handhold.
• Do not put your hands or feet outside of the vehicle for any reason. Your arm or leg could be
• Do not try to stop a vehicle tipover using your arm or leg.
Do not operate this vehicle on any public street, road, or highway, even if dirt or gravel.
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Do not operate the vehicle in fast-flowing water or water deeper than 39 cm (15 in). If you must
cross shallow, slow-moving water, choose your path carefully to avoid sharp drop-offs, large
rocks, or slippery surfaces. Operating this vehi cle through deep or fast-flowing water can lead
to loss of control or overturn. To reduce your risk of drowning or other injuries, use care when
crossing through water.
When loaded with cargo:
• Drive more slowly than normal and allow more room to stop.
• Avoid hills and rough terrain. Use caution when carrying a load up or downhill.
Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
All engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can
cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, an d eventually death.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas which may be present even if you do not
see or smell any engine exhaust. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly and you
can quickly be overcome and unable to save yourself. Also, deadly leve ls of carbon monoxide
can linger for hours or days in enclosed or poor ly-ventilated areas. If you experience any symp-
toms of carbon monoxide poisoning, leave th e area immediately, get fresh air, and SEEK MED-
Do not run engine indoors. Even if you try to ventilate engine exhaust with fans or open win-
dows and doors, carbon monoxide can rapidly reach dangerous levels.
Do not run engine in poorly ventilated or partia lly enclosed areas such as barns, garages, or
carports.U2HC7ME0.book Page 6 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:33 AM
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Do not run engine outdoors where engine exhaus t can be drawn into a building through open-
ings such as windows and doors.
Genuine Yamaha Accessories
Choosing accessories for your YXZ1000R is an important decision. Genuine Yamaha Accesso-
ries, which are available only from a Yamaha dealer, have been designed, tested, and approved
by Yamaha for use on your YXZ1000R.
Many companies with no connection to Yamaha manufacture parts and accessories or offer oth-
er modifications for Yamaha vehicl es. Yamaha is not in a position to test the products that these
aftermarket companies produce. Therefore, Yamaha can neither endorse nor recommend the
use of accessories not sold by Yamaha or modifications not specifically recommended by
Yamaha, even if sold and installed by a Yamaha dealer.
Aftermarket parts, accessories, and modifications
While you may find aftermarket products similar in design and quality to genuine Yamaha Acces-
sories, recognize that some aftermarket accessories or modifications are not suitable because
of potential safety hazards to yo u or others. Installing aftermarket products or having other mod-
ifications performed to your YXZ1000R that change any of the vehicle’s design or operation char-
acteristics can put you and others at greater risk of serious injury or death. You are responsible
for injuries related to changes in the vehicle.U2HC7ME0.book Page 7 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:33 AM
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Aftermarket tires and rims
The tires and rims that came with your YXZ1000R were designed to match the performance ca-
pabilities and to provide the best combination of handling, braking, and comfort. Other tires,
rims, sizes, and combinations may not be appropriate. Refer to page 8-55 for tire specifications
and more information on replacing your tires.U2HC7ME0.book Page 8 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:33 AM
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1. Front shock absorber
2. Brake fluid reservoir
3. Clutch fluid reservoir
5. Shoulder bolster
6. Driver seat belt
7. Cargo bed
9. Exhaust pipe
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1. Rear shock absorber
2. Engine oil tank
3. Air filter
4. Passenger seat belt
7. Coolant reservoir
9. Fuel tank capU2HC7ME0.book Page 2 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:33 AM
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EBU31200Controls and instrumentsThe vehicle you have purchased may differ slightly from those shown in the figures of this man-
1. Steering wheel
2. Reverse gear lock lever
3. Multi-function meter unit
4. Main switch
5. Shift lever
6. Parking brake lever
7. Passenger handhold
8. Helmet indicator light 9. Seat belt indicator light
11.On-Command drive knob
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EBU31214INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONSEBU31220Main switchFunctions of the respective switch positions
are as follows:
All electrical circuits are supplied with power.
The key cannot be removed.TIPThe helmet indicator light comes on and stays
on while the key is turned to “ ” (on). EBU31240“ ” (off):
All electrical circuits are switched off. The key
can be removed.EBU31250“” (start):
The electric starter is engaged by turning and
holding the key in this position. Release the
key when the engine starts.
1. Main switch
2. “ ” (off)
3. “ ” (on)
4. “ ” (start)
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EBU31265Indicator lights and warning lights
EBU35450Neutral indicator light “N”
This indicator light comes on when the trans-
mission is in the neutral position.EBU35460Reverse indicator light “R”
This indicator light comes on when the trans-
mission is in the reverse position.
1. Shift timing indicator light
2. Electric Power Steering warning light “EPS”
3. Differential gear lock indicator light “DIFF LOCK”
4. Parking brake indicator light “(P)”
5. Reverse indicator light “R”
6. Neutral indicator light “N”
7. Engine trouble warning light “ ”
8. High beam indicator light “ ”
9. Coolant temperature warning light “ ”
10.Drivetrain icon “ ”/“ ”
1. Helmet indicator light “ ”
2. Seat belt indicator light “ ”
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