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1998 Yamaha V Star Classic Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

1998 Yamaha V Star Classic

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 1998 Yamaha V Star Classic.

1998 Yamaha V Star Classic Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Yamaha V Star Classic

The maintenance for the 1998 Yamaha V Star Classic 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.
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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 synhronization• Adjust synchronization 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.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) require special tools, data and technical skills. Take the motorcycle to a Yamaha Dealer or refer to the Service Manual when servicing these items.

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.
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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 24,000 km (15,200 mi) or 24 months. #2
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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
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13*Chassis fasteners• Check 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

Items marked with an asterisk (*) require special tools, data and technical skills. Take the motorcycle to a Yamaha dealer or refer to the Service Manual when servicing these items.

#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 or 31 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the chart from the 7000 km (4400 mi) or 7 month interval.

NOTE:
The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

Brake fluid replacement:
1. When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper, replace the brake fluid level. Normally check the brake fluid level and add fluid as required.
2. On the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder, replace the oil seals every two years.
3. Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.

Engine oil type
• Yamalube 4 (20W-40) or SAE20W-40 type “SE” motor oil for temperatures 5 °C (40 °F) or above.
• Yamalube 4 (10W-30) or SAE10W-30 type “SE” motor oil for temperatures 15 °C (60 °F) or below.

About the 1998 Yamaha V Star Classic

The V-Star’s engine traces its roots to the air cooled, 70-degree V-twin Virago 535. The 535cc engine’s bore increased 5mm and the stroke increased 4mm for a new bore and stroke of 81 x 63mm, bumping the V-Star’s displacement to 649cc. The V-Star retains the 535’s two-valve cylinder-head design and compression ratio of 9.0:1. However, each cylinder’s single overhead cam cuts a new profile, and the Mikuni carburetors’ throats shrank from 34mm to 28mm, for better response off the line at the expense of some power up at higher rpm. Exhaust gasses exit via a two-into-two staggered dual system with a cross-over tube. The bottom end of the 535 received a major stylistic makeover and some strengthening, but remained relatively unchanged functionally.

Manual for the 1998 Yamaha V Star Classic

1998 Yamaha V Star Classic Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

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

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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