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INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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CAUTION:
ECA10070
Immediately wipe off spilled fuel
with a clean, dry, soft cloth, since
fuel may deteriorate painted surfac-
es or plastic parts.
EAU13300
CAUTION:
ECA11400
Use only unleaded gasoline. The use
of leaded gasoline will cause severe
damage to internal engine parts,
such as the valves and piston rings,
as well as to the exhaust system.
Your Yamaha engine has been de-
signed to use regular unleaded gaso-
line with a pump octane number
[(R+M)/2] of 86 or higher, or a research
octane number of 91 or higher. If
knocking (or pinging) occurs, use a
gasoline of a different brand or premi-
um unleaded fuel. Use of unleaded fuel
will extend spark plug life and reduce
maintenance costs.
Gasohol
There are two types of gasohol: gaso-
hol containing ethanol and that contain-
ing methanol. Gasohol containing
ethanol can be used if the ethanol con-
tent does not exceed 10%. Gasohol
containing methanol is not recom-
mended by Yamaha because it can
cause damage to the fuel system or ve-
hicle performance problems.
EAU13442
Catalytic converters
This vehicle is equipped with catalytic
converters in the exhaust system.
WARNING
EWA10860
The exhaust system is hot after op-
eration. Make sure that the exhaust
system has cooled down before do-
ing any maintenance work.
CAUTION:
ECA10700
The following precautions must be
observed to prevent a fire hazard or
other damages.
Use only unleaded gasoline.
The use of leaded gasoline will
cause unrepairable damage to
the catalytic converter.
Never park the vehicle near pos-
sible fire hazards such as grass
or other materials that easily
burn.
Do not allow the engine to idle
too long.
Recommended fuel:
UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY
Fuel tank capacity:
25.0 L (6.61 US gal) (5.50 Imp.gal)
Fuel reserve amount:
5.5 L (1.45 US gal) (1.21 Imp.gal)
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