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Yamaha XS250 (1977 - 1984)

Yamaha XS250

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Yamaha XS250, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Yamaha XS250. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Yamaha XS250 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to ride.


The Yamaha XS400 was produced by the Yamaha from 1976 to 1982. The XS250, XS360 are nearly identical variations of the same XS400 platform. Special, Special II, and Heritage badges denoted "factory custom" trim lines. The XS400 had with a 6-speed transmission, wet plate, 6 friction disk clutch, chain drive, tachometer, self-canceling turn signals, both electric and kick starters, adjustable rear shock absorbers, center stand, and an automatic fuel petcock. Early and economy models came with spoked wheels and drum brakes, while later and upgraded models received cast alloy wheels and hydraulic disc brakes. Later models also upgraded the early mechanical points ignition system to a modern solid state electronic system. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Yamaha repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Yamaha XS250, 360 and 400 repair manual makes the ideal companion when you’re undertaking maintenance or repairs on your motorcycle.