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Model or production year(s): 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
The following models are encompassed by this manual: Bear Tracker 250 / YFM250 / Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd
Engine: 229.6 cc, four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder SOHC, 71 x 58 mm (2.79 — 2.28 inches), 8.7:1
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Engine Specs/Technical Specs:
• The 1999-2006 Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 is powered by a 229cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine.
• The engine utilizes a SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) design, providing reliable performance and easy maintenance.
• The compression ratio of the Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 engine is 9.2:1.
• The ATV is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission with reverse, ensuring versatile off-road capabilities.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 features a Mikuni VM24SH carburetor for efficient fuel delivery and smooth throttle response.
• The ATV uses a wet sump lubrication system, simplifying oil changes and maintenance.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 has an electric starter with a recoil backup for easy and reliable starting.
• The ATV is equipped with a maintenance-free, sealed battery.
• The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 features a CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) system for efficient ignition and smooth engine performance.
• The ATV has a 2.6-gallon fuel tank, providing ample range for extended off-road adventures.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 features a double-wishbone front suspension with 4.9 inches of travel.
• The rear suspension is a swingarm design with 4.9 inches of travel, providing a comfortable and stable ride.
• The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 has hydraulic disc brakes in the front and a sealed drum brake in the rear for reliable stopping power.
• The ATV rides on 22x7-10 front tires and 22x10-10 rear tires, providing ample traction and stability on various terrains.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 has a dry weight of 426 pounds, ensuring agile handling and maneuverability.
• The ATV features a durable steel frame, designed to withstand the rigors of off-road riding.
• The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 has a towing capacity of 728 pounds, making it a versatile workhorse.
• The ATV is equipped with a convenient front storage compartment for small items.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 has a comfortable seat height of 30.9 inches.
• The ATV features a durable plastic skid plate for added undercarriage protection.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 has a wheelbase of 44.5 inches, providing stable handling and a comfortable ride.
• The ATV features a ground clearance of 6.7 inches, allowing it to tackle various off-road obstacles with ease.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 is equipped with a 12V, 18/18W headlight and a 21W/5W taillight for increased visibility in low-light conditions.
• The ATV has a rugged, steel front bumper for added protection.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 is designed with a 3.2-inch trail, ensuring stable and responsive steering.
• The ATV features a fully enclosed drive chain for enhanced durability and reduced maintenance requirements.
• The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 comes with a durable, large-diameter steel cargo rack, capable of supporting up to 66 pounds.
• The ATV has a spacious 8.9 inches of ground clearance, allowing it to easily navigate over obstacles.
• The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 utilizes a shaft drive system for efficient power transfer and low maintenance.
• The ATV features a convenient fuel gauge, allowing riders to easily monitor fuel levels.
Interesting Facts and Details:
- The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 was introduced in 1999 as an affordable and versatile ATV for work and play.
- The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 was one of Yamaha's first ATVs to feature a compact and lightweight single-cylinder engine, which later became a popular - choice for other Yamaha models.
- The ATV was designed with a focus on simplicity and ease of maintenance, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced riders.
- The Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 was replaced in Yamaha's lineup by the Yamaha Bruin 250 in 2006, which shared many of the same design features and components.
- The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 is still a popular choice among ATV enthusiasts due to its reliability, ease of maintenance, and affordable price point.
Maintenance Intervals and Tips:
- Engine oil and filter should be changed every 100 hours of operation or annually, whichever comes first.
- Air filter should be cleaned and inspected every 50 hours of operation, and replaced if necessary.
- Spark plug should be inspected and cleaned every 100 hours, and replaced every 200 hours or as needed.
- Valve clearance should be inspected and adjusted every 200 hours or as needed.
- Brake fluid should be checked and topped off as needed, and replaced every two years.
- Brake pads and shoes should be inspected for wear and replaced if necessary.
Common Issues and Solutions:
- Intermittent starting issues may be caused by a faulty starter relay or a weak battery. Check the relay and battery, and replace if necessary.
- Carburetor issues, such as poor performance or stalling, may be due to clogged jets or a dirty air filter. Clean the carburetor and replace the air filter as needed.
- If the ATV is difficult to shift or pops out of gear, the shift linkage may be out of adjustment. Inspect and adjust the linkage as necessary.
Popular Tuning Tips and Modifications:
- Installing an aftermarket exhaust system can provide a performance boost and improved sound.
- Upgrading the suspension with aftermarket shocks can improve handling and comfort.
- Installing a high-flow air filter can increase airflow and potentially improve engine performance.
- Rejetting the carburetor may be necessary if the ATV is used at high altitudes or with aftermarket exhaust and air filter modifications.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
- Winches for towing and recovery
- Snowplows for winter use
- Skid plates for added undercarriage protection
- Heavy-duty bumpers for added durability
- Storage bags and cargo boxes for increased carrying capacity
- Aftermarket wheels and tires for improved traction and performance
- Handguards for added protection and comfort during off-road adventures
- Heated grips for cold weather riding
- LED light bars for improved visibility in low-light conditions
- Performance-enhancing modifications such as clutch kits, exhaust systems, and high-performance ignition systems
- Reliability: Owners appreciate the Yamaha Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 for its dependable performance and low maintenance requirements.
- Ease of Maintenance: The ATV's simple design and accessible components make it easy for even novice riders to perform routine maintenance tasks.
- Versatility: The Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 is well-suited for a variety of tasks, from trail riding to towing and light utility work.
- Affordability: The ATV's budget-friendly price point and low cost of ownership make it an attractive option for many riders.
- Power: Some owners find the Bear Tracker 250 YFM250 to be underpowered compared to newer ATV models on the market.
- Suspension: The ATV's basic suspension may not provide the smoothest ride or best handling on more challenging terrain.
- Limited aftermarket support: While there are some aftermarket options available for the Bear Tracker 250 YFM250, the selection is not as extensive as for some other ATV models.
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