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1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom.

1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

The maintenance for the 1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

No.ItemRoutine1,000 km (600 mi) or 1 month7,000 km (4,400 mi) or 7 months13,000 km (8,200 mi) or 13 months19,000 km (12,000 mi) or 19 months25,000 km (15,800 mi) or 25 months31,000 km (19,600 mi) or 31 months
1*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold
2Spark plugs•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace at 13000 km (8,200 mi) or 13 months and thereafter every 12000 km (7600 mi) or 12 months
ReplaceReplace
3*Crankcase ventilation system•Check ventelation hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
4*Fuel line•Check fuel hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
5*Fuel filter•Replace
6*Exhaust system•Check for leakage
•Retighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
7*Carburetor syncronization•Adjust syncronization of carburetors
8*Idle speed•Check and adjust engine idle speed
•Adjust cable free play
9*Evaporative emission control system (for California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary

*Since this items require specified tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine1,000 km (600 mi) or 1 month7,000 km (4,400 mi) or 7 months13,000 km (8,200 mi) or 13 months19,000 km (12,000 mi) or 19 months25,000 km (15,800 mi) or 25 months31,000 km (19,600 mi) or 31 months
1Engine oil•Replace (warm engine befor draining) (See Note on page 6-7)
2Engine oil filter•Replace at initial 1000 km (600 mi) or 1 month, and thereafter every 12000 km (7600mi) or 12 months
3*Air filter•Clean or replace if necessary
4*Clutch•Check operation.
•Adjust or replace cable
5*Front brake•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage (see Note on pag 6-7)
•Correct accordingly
•Replace brake pads if necessary
6*Rear brake•Check operation
•Adjust cable and replace brake shoes if necessary
7Final gear oil•Check oil level and for oil leakage
•Replace at initial 1000 km (600 mi) or 1 month, and thereafter every 24000 km (15000mi) or 24 months
#4
ReplaceReplace
8*Wheels•Check balance, runout, spoke tightness and for damage
•Tighten spokes and rebalance or replace if necessary
9*Tires•Check tire tread wear and for damage
•Replace if necessary
10*Wheel bearings•Check bearings for looseness or damage
•Replace if necessary
11*Swingarm•Check swingarm pivot for play
•Correct if necessary
•Moderately repack every 24000 km (15200 mi) or 24 months #2
Repack
12*Steering bearings•Check bearing play and steering for smooth operation
•Correct if necessary
•Moderately repack every 24000 km (15200 mi) or 24 months #3
Repack
13*Chassis fastenersCheck all nuts, bolts and screws for tightness
Tighten if necessary
14Sidestand•Check operation
•Lubricate pivot and contact surfaces with chain lube lightly. #1
•Repair if necessary
15*Sidestand switch•Check operation
•Replace if necessary
16*Front fork•Check operation and for oil leakage
•Repair if necessary
17*Rear shock absorber•Check operation and for oil leakage
•Replace if necessary
18*Control meter and Cable•Apply chain lube thoroughly #1
19Break/Clutch lever and pivot shaft•Apply chain lube lightly #1
20Brake pedal and shift pedal sahft•Apply chain lube lightly #1

*Since this items require specified tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer

#1: Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
#2 Molybdenum disulfide grease
#3 Lithium soap base grease
#4 SAE80 API “GL-4” hypoid gear oil

Note: For odometer readings of time periods higer than 31000 km (19600 mi) or 31 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the chart from the 7000 km (4400 mi) or 7 month interval

About the 1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

Based on the proven Virago 535 mill, the V-Star’s cylinders were bored from 5mm to 81mm and stroked from 4mm to 63mm, to net a displacement of 649cc. Breathing through two valves per cylinder and one 28mm Mikuni constant velocity carburetor per cylinder, the Custom’s engine puts out the same power as the Classic accompanied by the same pleasant exhaust note. Power moves from the crankshaft to the ground via a constant mesh, five-speed transmission and shaft drive. The exposed shaft received many compliments. Apparently, cruisers like to see parts move on their bikes — as long as they don’t need to clean or lube them like they would with a chain

Manual for the 1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 1998 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.