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XZ550 and XZ400 resources
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Parts Lists
XZ400 (14X) Parts Fiche  Japanese Model in Japanese
XZ550 (11J) Parts Fiche  US 1982 Model
XZ550 (11K) Parts Fiche  US 1983 Model
XZ550 (11V) Parts Fiche  German Low Power Model
XZ550 (11U) Parts Fiche  European Model
XZ550 (16R) Parts Fiche Australasian 1982 Model
XZ550 (28W) Parts Fiche Australasian / Canadian 1983 Model - Serial Number 11J-020101 onwards
Decoding Yamaha Parts Numbers
List of Yamaha Model Codes (CSV)

Service Guides
XZ550 (11J) Intake and Carburetor Modification Kit 1982 Models
XZ550 (11J) Engine Guard Installation
XZ550 (11J) Service Manual
XZ550 (11J) Wiring Diagram in Colour
XZ550 (11K) Fairing Supplement
XZ550 (11K) Supplementary Service Manual
XZ550 (11U, 11V) Comparison
XZ550 (11U) Service Guide Drawings
XZ550 (11U) Service Manual EN,FR,DE
XZ550 (11R) Service Manual EN,FR,SP
XZ400 (14X) Supplementary Service Manual
XZ400 (14X) Wiring Diagram in Colour
XS750 Shaft Drive Service Manual (similar to XZ)
XZ550 Yamaha Technical Service Bulletin T0002
XZ550 Yamaha Technical Service Bulletin T0010
XZ550 Haynes Garage Poster

XZ550 (all models) Haynes Workshop Manual (USA version)
XZ550 (all models) Haynes Workshop Manual (UK/Euro/USA version)

Owners Manuals
(11J) XZ550RJ Owner's Manual
(14X) XZ400 Supplementary Owner's Manual - EN
(16R) XZ550 Owners Manual - EN, FR, SP
(14X) XZ400 Supplementary Owner's Manual - EN
Tarozzi Fork Brace

Brochures, Advertising and Film
Faster and Smoother
Technical Features
Technical Features (2)
Jellyfish
Back Page
1983 Red/white
Love Yamaha - 1982 Silver Euro
1982 - Silver Euro
1982 - Euro Stripe Red
1983 XZ550/550S - Canadian Euro Red/White
1982 Euro - Black and White
1982 Euro - Silver
1982 Sales Brochure
1981 Trading Card
1981 Trading Card (2)
Vetter Fairings
1982 Advertisement - Black and White
1982 Print Advertisement - Colour
1982 Brochure
1982 Cycle Canada Advertisement
1983 Advertisement - Red/White
1983 US Brochure
1982 Print Advertisement
1982 Cut-away
1983 Brochure Red/White
1982 Print Advertisement
XZ550R Specifications
XZ550 TV Commercial
Another XZ550 TV Commercial
XZ550 in the movies
The History of Yamaha Technology
0-60 in 5 Minutes

Brochures, Advertising and Film (non English)
XZ550D - Dandyism on the Highway
Yamaha xz550 Verleidet:elegant und sportlich
Die Traum-Vau
Veuer-Werk Ein Vollblut mit V-motor: Yamaha XZ550
XZ550S: zwei Stars ohne Alluren
Yes, Yamaha
Very Important Power
Very Important Power (2)
Yes, Yamaha (2)
Die Traum-Vau
Die Traum-Vau
1982 Brochure
82 Brochure
82 Brochure
82 Brochure
82 Brochure
83 Brochure
Gut in Schale
XZ400 Brochure
XZ400 Brochure
For Visions Only

Reviews
What's New for 82 - Cycle World January 1982
Yamaha's 550 Vision The Word's Best V-Twin? - Cycle March 1982
Yamaha Vision a Peek into the Future - Autoweek April 1982
New Yamaha XZ550 V-Twin Scores 20/20 - Cycle Canada May 1982 -
Yamah's Dazzing Four-Cam V-Trim - Cycle World May 1982
Four Tickets to Racer Road GPZ550, Suzuki GS550M, Yamaha Vision, Yamaha Seca 550 - Cycle World August 1982
Yamaha Vision: At Last the Modern V-Twin Arrives - Car Craft Sept 1982
Sport Touring On The Yamaha XZ550 Vision - Riser October 1982
Tour Test: Yamaha XZ550RJ Vision - Touring Bike November 1982
Road Test:Yamaha XZ550R Vision - Cycle Guide 1983
A 550cc Performance Dream Based On An Engine Layout As Old As Motorcycling -  Motorcycle Buyer's Guide 1982
The 550 V-Twin Comes into Sharp Focus - Motorcycle Buyer's Guide 1983
Four-baiting V-Twin - Two wheels January 1993
Bjorn Again! Yamaha Remakes the 550 Vision - Motorcyclist February 1983
Yamaha Turbo Seca and Vision - Motor Trend February 1983
Yamaha XZ550RK Vision - Cycle March 1983
Yamaha Vision 550 - Cycle World April 1983
Tour Testing: Yamaha XZ550RK Vision - Rider May 1983
Revision - Rider September 1983
Classic Bike Review: Yamaha Vision - Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly August 1999
Retrospective: Yamaha ZX550R Vision - Rider July 2001
1982 Yamaha Vision - 100 Motorcycles - 100 Years
Cooper's Vision - Cycle News Sept 2012
Impossible Dream - Katakura XZR751G
Requiem for a Vision - Cycle April 1985
Unlikely Relations - Tour Bike Test Aug 1982
Kawasaki's GPZ550 vs Yamaha's XZ550 Vision - Motorcyclist May 1982
Neither Fish Nor Fowl - Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics No 202 Aug 2004
A Pair of Boilers - Bike November 1982
Maarten Poodt - Practical Sportsbikes 2019
Desert Rat - Bike June 1990

Reviews - Non English
Leser Test XZ550S
Leser testen ihr Motorrad
Neue Gesellschaft
Neue Verpackung
Neue Yamaha Modelle 82
Nimm zwei
Preis Frage
S Klasse
Scharf wie die Klinge des Samurai
Schleuderpreise bei Yamaha
Sie laeuft und laeuft
Tauwetter
Top Zuschlag
Ueberraschungsprogramm
Variationen zum Thema V
Volles Rohr
Vorschau
Wachstum ohne Grenzen
Weit gefehlt
Zwei Starke gegen vier Schoene

Old Vision Newsletters
RoV Newsletter No1 - Nov 1985
RoV Newsletter No2 - Feb 1986
RoV Newsletter No3 - Mar 1986
RoV Newsletter No4 - Jun 1986
RoV Newsletter No5 - Sep 1986
RoV Newsletter No6 - Dec 1986
RoV Newsletter No7 - Mar 1987
RoV Newsletter No8 - Jun 1987
RoV Newsletter No9 - Sept 1987
RoV Newsletter No10 - Dec 1987
RoV Newsletter No11 - Mar 1988
RoV Newsletter No12 - Jun 1988
RoV Newsletter No14 - Jun 1988
RoV Newsletter No15 - Jun 1988
RoV Newsletter No16 - Jun 1988
RoV Newsletter No17 - Jun 1988
RoV Newsletter No18 - Jun 1988
RoV Newsletter No19 - Feb 1997
RoV Newsletter No20 - Aug 1997
RoV Newsletter No21 - May 1998
RoV Newsletter No22 - Mar 1999
RoV Newsletter No23 - Sept 1999
RoV Newsletter No24
RoV Newsletter No25 - Oct 2000

Hints and Tips
XZ550RJ Performance Troubleshooting
XZ550RJ Performance Troubleshooting (2)
Electrex's Stator / Regulator Fault Finding Chart
Leather's Excellent Ignition FAQ
Mikuni Pocket Tuner
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 07:30:54 AM »
Roro, i'll bookmark this page.
I have to do a reorganization of the DVD too.
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 07:34:06 AM »
Just added links for a few more resources that I found out on the interweb.

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 01:06:19 AM »
That stuff is not Mac friendly. ???  guess I'll wait til the new CD comes out. ;)
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 05:50:38 AM »
Works fine on my Mac using the Google Chrome browser

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 12:21:21 AM »
I'm using Firefox latest edition.  It downloads but is unreadable gibberish of symbols.  Maybe Google is my new destination.
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 01:14:45 AM »
These are linking to PDFs through either google docs or diplodocs so should be fine - would be interested if other people are having issues.
The first one on the list (XZ400 Fiche) is in Japanese so you would need Japanese fonts to display properly

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 10:32:15 AM »
Not that I need this one, but playing around with the links the first service guide (11U) in IE 8 I get a Google error message: "Sorry, we are unable to scan this file for viruses"
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 06:22:14 PM »
Not that I need this one, but playing around with the links the first service guide (11U) in IE 8 I get a Google error message: "Sorry, we are unable to scan this file for viruses"
That's because it is large.  Click "Download Anyway" and you will be golden.

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 05:55:40 PM »
Roro,
Just finished looking at the service Manual in 3 languages and it downloaded in about 5 secs with g-mail account using my i-pad 2..

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 01:19:13 AM »
It's the web site for the manuals that is my problem.  It states clearly it is for WINDOZE systems.  I downloaded a manual but can't read it.  I can look at the parts fiches though, so that is nice. 
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 01:28:03 AM »
Very strange.  Works on my iMac.
PM me your email address and I'll send them direct

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 05:35:17 AM »
Many additional to the Resources list - at the top of this post
The manuals that were on diplodocs I have downloaded and put up on Google, so those who had difficulty should now be good





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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 12:33:54 PM »
roro,

Check out this link for the fiche, same thing you have in the list of resources, but is in a different view (11H).  I think it is more printer friendly and easier to view.  In any case let me know what you think....still a rookie over here.

Can we get these types of invaluable pages stickied or pinned?

http://www.ytcn.nl/archief/index.php?dir=Yamaha%20Parts%20Manuals%20ALL%201950-1996/XZ/
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 02:37:53 PM »
Thanks PwrManDan - had not seen a good version of the 11J before - the other one was as good as I could screen shot off a dynamic listing.  Have updated the fiche in this listing.  The RK looks the same

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2012, 11:00:06 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2012, 11:02:09 AM »
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2013, 06:01:06 AM »
Six additions to the Resources list - at the top of this post

Our friend Night Vision sent me copies of Rov Newsletter 9, 10, 11, 12 which I have not seen before.  Thanks NV - it's great to see people sharing this stuff with all the others.

Also added Leather's exceptionally thorough Ignition FAQ - it's also available on his web site http://www.jetav8r.com/Vision/ Also added Electrex's fault finding flowchart.  If you have any stator r/r issues, then go through this first.  Both these are elsewhere on RoV but added here just for completeness

If anyone else has XZ550/XZ400 resources, just send me an email / PM and I'll include it.
If you have interesting paper copies and can't scan them I'm happy to do that and then return them to you.
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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 07:05:02 AM »
Four Additions to the resource list - again thanks to NV
RoV Newsletter 14 (13 doesn't exist) - Newsletter 18

If anyone else has XZ550/XZ400 resources, just send me an email / PM and I'll include it.
If you have interesting paper copies and can't scan them I'm happy to do that and then return them to you.

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Re: New and updated XZ550 and XZ400 resources
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 05:32:01 AM »
Six Additions to the resource list - again thanks to NV
RoV Newsletter 19 - Newsletter 23
For Visions Only - Parts for sale

These old newsletters are pretty interesting.  There's an english translation of the article on the XZR751G, Yamaha Motor US Racing Mod recommendations, How to stiffen your frame, Using a spare rear valve cover in the front for added horsepower, etc etc.  This sort of stuff is never talked about these days.

If anyone else has XZ550/XZ400 resources, just send me an email / PM and I'll include it.
If you have interesting paper copies and can't scan them I'm happy to do that and then return them to you.