Air Filter

Genuine Yamaha air filters have high filtration performance and durability. They also provide optimal air flow to the engine, because the intake air systems including the air filters are developed exclusively for the vehicle.

The Feature of Parts

  • Intake Air System Developed Exclusively for the Vehicle
  • Balancing High Filtration Performance and Durability

Maintenance

Periodic Inspections & Maintenance

A blocked, or clogged, air filter has a major adverse effect on vehicle performance. The air filter needs to be maintained according to the service intervals listed in the Owner's Manual in order to protect the vehicle.
Please note if you ride in rain or in very dusty or muddy conditions the air filter needs to be checked and/or serviced more frequently than the specified in the Owner's Manual.

Cleaning Wet Air Filters (Wet Element)

  1. Remove the air filter element and remove the accumulated dirt and old filter oil in the specified cleaner.
  2. Wash the air filter element by repeatedly submerging it into the cleaner.
  3. When the filter is clean, squeeze out excess cleaner (DO NOT twist the filter element to remove cleaner, the filter can be torn or damaged by twisting.) Let the filter "air dry" and apply the recommended foam air filter oil when it is completely dry.
  4. Assemble the air filter element.

Cleaning Dry Air Filters (Dry Element)

  1. Remove the air filter element.
  2. Brush off excessive dirt and foreign matter that is stuck to the air filter element. Gently tapping the element assembly can help loosen dirt and debris.
  3. Using compressed air, blow any remaining dust and dirt from the filter element.
  4. Assemble the air filter element.
    *Please refer to the Owner's Manual for the direction to blow the high-pressure air. Some filters may be cleaned by blowing the dirt off by blowing from the inside of the filter outward. Other filters must only have the dirt blown off of the outside surface of the filter, NOT from the inside, to prevent the compressed air from damaging the filter element.

Replacing Viscous Air Filters (Oil-Coated Paper Element)

  1. Remove the air filter element.
  2. Assemble a new air filter element.

Cleaning the Air Filter Check Hose

Before driving, check to see if moisture, mud, or dust has built up in the air filter check hose. If it has, remove it.

Table of Items to Regularly Inspect

Refer to the applicable service manual for the inspection and maintenance procedures.

General Periodic MaintenanceWet Air Filters (Wet Element)
ITEM ROUTINE INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS ANNUAL CHECK
1000km
(600mi)
10000km
(6000mi)
20000km
(12000mi)
30000km
(18000mi)
40000km
(24000mi)
Air filter element
  • Clean with solvent.
  • Replace if necessary.
*Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
General Periodic MaintenanceDry Air Filters (Dry Element)
ITEM ROUTINE INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS ANNUAL CHECK
1000km
(600mi)
10000km
(6000mi)
20000km
(12000mi)
30000km
(18000mi)
40000km
(24000mi)
Air filter element
  • Clean with compressed air.
  • Replace if necessary.
*Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
General Periodic MaintenanceViscous Air Filters (Oil-Coated Paper Element)
ITEM ROUTINE INITIAL ODOMETER READINGS ANNUAL CHECK
1000km
(600mi)
10000km
(6000mi)
20000km
(12000mi)
30000km
(18000mi)
40000km
(24000mi)
Air filter element Replace. Every 40000 km (24000 mi)
*Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
  • This model's air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, which must not be cleaned with compressed air to avoid damaging it.
  • The air filter element needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

Problems and Counter-measures

Hydraulic Lock (Hydrolock)

Hydraulic lock can occur when a large amount of water gets into the engine. Water, like all fluids, cannot be compressed further than their liquid state. If there is a sufficient quantity of water in the combustion chamber and the engine is attempted to be started, the pistons try to compress the water, causing connecting rods to bend, and/or pistons to crack. Care needs to be taken so that water does not get into the engine.
If a large amount of water gets into the engine, do not attempt to start the engine, and ask a Yamaha dealer to repair it.

Spark Plug Color and Air Filters

If the optimal air-fuel mixture is being generated, the spark plug color will be golden brown. If the optimal air-fuel mixture is not being generated, the color of the spark plugs may indicate that the plugs are getting fouled or burned.
Deviations in the air-fuel mixture caused by a dirty air filter or installing a filter that is not a Genuine Yamaha air filter can be given as one cause of this.
Use a Genuine Yamaha air filter and keep it clean.

Effect of the Air Filter on the Vehicle

If the air filter gets clogged, the following symptoms will occur.

  • Drastic decrease in fuel economy
  • Spark plugs get fouled
  • The engine will not rev-up to higher RPMs smoothly

These problems are signs that the air filter is clogged. To prevent these problems, please refer to the Owner's Manual and service or replace the air filter as needed.


Frequently Asked Questions

[ Questions About Air Filters ]

Q1: Can wet air filters be used even if the filter oil is not applied?

A1: The filter will not have the proper effect if it has not been properly serviced with the foam air filter oil. Please refer to the Owner's Manual for air filter service procedures and the recommended oil so that it will have the proper filtration effect.

Q2: Can I remove foreign matter from a viscous air filter and re-use it?

A2: No. Foreign matter is stuck to the oil on the filter paper and cannot be removed. Never attempt to clean a viscous type air filter - always replace it.

[ Questions About Maintenance ]

Q3: Can I maintenance/replace the filter myself?

A3: You can maintain or replace the filter yourself, and since the service procedures differ by vehicle, please be sure to refer to the Owner's Manual for details. Please note if you ride in rain or in very dusty or muddy conditions the air filter needs to be checked and/or serviced more frequently than the specified in the Owner's Manual.

Q4: What happens if the air filter gets clogged?

A4: The necessary air flow will not be provided to the engine, which will decrease engine output and may lead to acceleration problems and/or decreases in fuel economy.