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VF250 VF225 VF200 OWNER’S MANUAL Read this manual carefully before operating this outboard motor. U.S.A.Edition LIT-18626-08-91 6CB-28199-11 ZMU01690 Read this manual carefully before operating this outboard motor. Keep this manual onboard in a waterproof bag when boating. This manual should stay with the outboard motor if it is sold. Important manual information EMU31285 To the owner Thank you for selecting a Yamaha outboard motor.
This Owner’s Manual contains information needed for proper operation, maintenance and care. A thorough understanding of these simple instructions will help you obtain maximum enjoyment from your new Yamaha. If you have any question about the operation or maintenance of your outboard motor, please consult a Yamaha dealer. In this Owner’s Manual particularly important information is distinguished in the following ways. : This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. EWM00781 your machine and this manual. If there is any question concerning this manual, please consult your Yamaha dealer. TIP: The VF250A, VF225A, VF200A and the standard accessories are used as a base for the explanations and illustrations in this manual. Therefore some items may not apply to every model. EMU25112 WARNING A WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. ECM00701 VF250, VF225, VF200 OWNER’S MANUAL 2009 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. 1st edition, December 2009 Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is expressly prohibited. Printed in Japan P/N LIT-18626-08-91 NOTICE A NOTICE indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to the outboard motor or other property. TIP: A TIP provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer. Yamaha continually seeks advancements in product design and quality. Therefore, while this manual contains the most current product information available at the time of printing, there may be minor discrepancies between Table of contents Safety information . 1 Outboard motor safety 1 Propeller . Rotating parts . Hot parts . Electric shock . Power trim and tilt . Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) Gasoline . Gasoline exposure and spills . Carbon monoxide . Modifications Alcohol and drugs . Personal flotation devices (PFDs) People in the water . Passengers Overloading Avoid collisions . Weather Accident reporting Boat education and training Passenger training . Boating safety publications . Laws and regulations. Remote control requirements 14 Battery requirements . 14 Specifications of Battery . 14 Mounting battery . 15 Propeller selection Start-in-gear protection . Engine oil requirements Fuel requirements . Anti-fouling paint . Outboard motor disposal requirements Emergency equipment Emission control information . Gasoline . 16 Gasoline Additives 17 Boating safety . 2 North American models 18 Star labels 19 Components 21 Components diagram 21 Remote control box Remote control lever Neutral interlock trigger Free accelerator . Throttle friction adjuster Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) and clip . Main switch . Power trim and tilt switch on remote control . Power trim and tilt switch on bottom cowling Cowling lock lever Flushing device Fuel filter . Tilt support shaft (optional).