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1999 Yamaha Road Star Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 1999 Yamaha Road Star

1999 Yamaha Road Star Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 1999 Yamaha Road Star

The maintenance for the 1999 Yamaha Road Star is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

No.ItemRemarks 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months

8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months
12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months
16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months
20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Valve clearance• Check valve clearance when engine is cold.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 15,000 mi (24,000 km)
2Spark plug• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months and thereafter every 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
3*Crankcase ventilation system• Check ventilation hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
4*Fuel line•Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
5*Fuel filter• Replace initial 20,000 mi (31,000 km) and thereafter every 20,000 mi (31,000 km).Replace
6*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Retighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
7*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
• Adjust cable free play.
8*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRemarksType 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months

8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months
12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months
16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months
20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1Engine oil• ReplaceSee page 6-9.
2*Oil filter• Replace.
3*Air filter (See NOTE on page 6-6.)• Clean with compressed air.
• Replace if necessary.
4*Front brake•Check operation and fluid leakage. (See NOTE on page 6-6.)
• Correct if necessary.
Replace brake fluid
5*Rear brake•Check operation anf fluid leakage. (See NOTE on page 6-6.)
• Correct if necessary.
Replace brake fluid
6*Clutch• Check operation and free play.
• Correct if necessary.
7*Transfer case oil• Check vehicle for leakage.
• Replace every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
SAE 80 API “GL-4”
hypoid gear oil
ReplaceCheckReplace
8*Control and meter cable• Apply chain lube thoroughly.Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
9*Rear arm pivot bearing• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km).
Medium weight wheel bearing grease.Repack
10Brake/Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply chain lube lightly.Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
11Brake pedal and shift pedal shaft• Lubricate
• Apply chain lube lightly.
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
12*Sidestand pivot• Check operation and lubricate.
• Apply chain lube lightly.
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
13*Sidestand switch• Check and clean or replace if necessary.
14*Front fork•Check operation and leakage.
15*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km).
Lithium soap base greaseRepack
16*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth rotation.
17*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply grease lightly.Molybdenum disulfide grease
18*Drive belt• Check for belt tension
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)

* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer.

Note:
● For odometer readings of time periods higer than 20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the table from the 4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 month interval.
● Brake fluid replacement:
– When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, replace the brake fluid. Normally check the brake fluid level
and add fluid as required.
– On the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder, replace the oil seals every two years.
– Replace the brake hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 1999 Yamaha Road Star

The Road Star is the first belt-driven motorcycle ever produced by Yamaha. The engine is solid mounted but it feels smoother than solid-mounted Harleys. Vibration at all speeds was much less than we expected for a rigid-mounted, big-twin engine. The engine note at high speeds was a little high and soft, but at lower speeds the Road Star emitted a melodious, bass, pulsing growl that was authoritative but not too painful to the ear.

With an aftermarket muffler, the Road Star should emit a more resonant note all across the powerband. The centerpiece of the Road Star is the new, 98 cubic inch (1602 cc), 48° twin-cam pushrod engine. Because their design goals called for an under-square bore and stroke — 95mm x 113mm — a pushrod design allowed them to meet their goals without making the engine too tall physically.

Manual for the 1999 Yamaha Road Star

1999 Yamaha Road Star Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 1999 Yamaha Road Star.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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