YZF - R1
1997 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
First edition, October 1997
All rights reserved. Any reproduction or
unauthorized use without the written
permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
is expressly prohibited.
This manual was produced by the Yamaha Motor Company, Ltd. primarily for use by Yamaha
dealers and their qualified mechanics. It is not possible to include all the knowledge of a
mechanic in one manual. Therefore, anyone who uses this book to perform maintenance and
repairs on Yamaha vehicles should have a basic understanding of mechanics and the tech-
niques to repair these types of vehicles. Repair and maintenance work attempted by anyone
without this knowledge is likely to render the vehicle unsafe and unfit for use.
Yamaha Motor Company, Ltd. is continually striving to improve all of its models. Modifica-
tions and significant changes in specifications or procedures will be forwarded to all autho-
rized Yamaha dealers and will appear in future editions of this manual where applicable.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION
Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following.
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in severe injury or
death to the motorcycle operator, a bystander or a person checking or
repairing the motorcycle.
A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid
damage to the motorcycle.
A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
This manual is intended as a handy, easy-to-read reference book for the mechanic. Compre-
hensive explanations of all installation, removal, disassembly, assembly, repair and check
procedures are laid out with the individual steps in sequential order.
The manual i