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1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 a.k.a Yamaha R1

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1.

1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1

The maintenance for the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

No.ItemRoutine 1,000 km (600 mi) or 1 month
7000 km (4400 mi) or 7 months

13000 km (8200mi) or 13 months
19000 km (12000 mi) or 19 months
25000 km (15800 mi) or 25 months
31000 km (19600 mi) or 31 months
1*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is coldEvery 42000 km (26600 mi)
2Spark plug•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace at 13000 km (8200 mi) or 13 months and thereafter every 12000 km (7600 mi) or 12 months
ReplaceReplace
3*Crankcase ventiation system•Check ventilation hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
4*Fuel line•Check fuel hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
5*Fuel filterReplace initial 31000 km (19600 mi) or 31 months and thereafter every 30000 km (19000 mi) or 30 monthsReplace
6*Exhaust system•Check for leakage
•Retighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
7*Carburetor synchronization •Adjust synchronization of carburetors
8*Idle speed•Check and adjust engine idle speed
•Adjust cable freeplay
9*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, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 1,000 km (600 mi) or 1 month
7000 km (4400 mi) or 7 months

13000 km (8200mi) or 13 months
19000 km (12000 mi) or 19 months
25000 km (15800 mi) or 25 months
31000 km (19600 mi) or 31 months
1Engine oil •Replace. (warm-up engine before draining) (See NOTE on page 6-7)
2*Engine oil filter•Replace at 1000 km (600 mi) or 1 month, and thereafter every 12000 km (7600 mi) or 12 months
3*Air filter•Clean with compress air
•Replace if necessary
4*Cooling system•Check hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
•Replace coolant every 24 months #3Replace
5*Brake system•Check operation, pad wear, and fluid leakage. (See NOTE page 6-7)
•Correct if necessary
6*Clutch•Check operation
•Adjust or replace cable
7*Control meter and cable•Apply chain lube thoroughly #1
8*Swing arm pivot bearing•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack every 24000 km (15200 mi) or 24 months #2

Repack
9*Rear suspension link pivots•Check operation
•Correct if necessary
10*Rear shock absorber•Check operation and oil leakage
•Replace if necessary
11*Front fork oil•Check operation and leakage
12*Steering bearings•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack every 24000 km (15200 mi) or 24 months #2

Repack
13Brake/clutch lever pivot shaft•Apply chain lube lightly #1
14Brake pedal•Apply chain lube lightly #1
15*Drive chain•Check chain slack/alignment condition
•Adjust and lubricate chain thoroughly #1
Every 1000 km (600 mi) or after washing the motorcycle or riding the rain
16*Wheel bearings•Check bearing for smooth rotation
17*Sidestand pivot•Check operation and lubricate
•Apply chain lube lightly #1
18*Sidestand switch•Check and clean or replace if necessary
19*Chasis fasteners•Check all chassis fittings and fasteners
•Correct if necessary

* Since these items require special 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: Lithium soap base grease
#3: Ethylene glycol antifreeze coolant

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

•The air filter needs more frequent service if you are rinding in an unusually wet or dry areas

•Brake fluid replacement
1. When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, replace the brake fluid. 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 hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

•Engine oil type
Yamalube 4 (20W40) or SAE20W40 type “SE” motor oil for temperatures 5°C (40°F) or above
Yamalube 4 (10W30) or SAE10W30 type “SE” motor oil for temperatures 15°C (60°F) or below

About the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1

With a powerplant making 150 horsepower and weighing in at 419 pounds dry (448 pounds wet), it was the most powerful and lightest bike in the class. The Genesis five-valve engine sported a compression ratio of 11.8:1 and an 11,750-rpm rev limit as well as several unique design features such as vertically-stacked transmission shafts with the clutch positioned high in the cases.

For the 1999 model year, Cycle World tests recorded a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 3.0 seconds, 0 to 1⁄4 mi (0.00 to 0.40 km) time of 10.31 seconds at 139.55 mph (224.58 km/h), and a top speed of 170 mph (270 km/h)

Manual for the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1

1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.