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2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250.

2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250

The maintenance for the 2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4,000 mi (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months
1*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months and thereafter every 7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
3*Crankcase ventilation system• Check ventilation hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
4*Fuel line• Check fuel hose and vacuum pipe for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Retighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
6*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
• Adjust cable free play.
7*Evaporative emission control system**• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

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

Note: For farther odometer reading, repeat the above maintenance at the period established; **1: Every 5,000 km (3,100 mi) and **2: Every 10,000 km (6,200 mi) intervals.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutineType 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4,000 mi (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months
1Engine oil• Warm-up engine before draining.See page 8-1.
2*Oil filter• Replace.
3*Air filter• Wet type filter must be washed and damped with oil.Yamalube 4 (10W30) or SAE 10W30 type “SE” motor oil.
4*Brake system• Adjust free play.
• Replace pads if necessary. (Front)
• Replace shoes if necessary. (Rear)
5*Clutch• Adjust free play.
6Drive chain• Check chain conditon.
• Adjust and lubricate chain thoroughly.
SAE 30W-50W motor oilEvery 300 mi (500 km)
7Control and meter cable• Apply chain lube thoroughly.Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
8*Swingarm pivot shaft• Check swingarm assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack.
Lithium soap base greaseCheck
9Brake/Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply chain lube lightly.Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
10Brake pedal and shift pedal shaft• Lubricate.
• Apply chain lube lightly.
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
11*Sidestand pivot• Check operation and lubricate.
• Apply chain lube lightly.
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
12*Front fork• Check operation and leakage.
13*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months.
Lithium soap base greaseRepack
14*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth rotation.
15Battery• Check specific gravity and breather pipe for proper operation.
16*Sidestand switch• Check and clean or replace if necessary.

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

Note: (in 2000)
For odometer readings of time periods higer than 13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the chart from the 4,000 mi (6,000 km) or 6 month interval.

Note: (in 2001)
For odometer readings of time periods higer than 13,100 mi (21,000 km) or 25 months, follow the maintenance requirements listed in the maintenance chart under the 3,800 mi (6,000 km) or 7 month interval.

Note:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
● Hydraulic brake system
• When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level regularly and fill as required.
• Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder every two years.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250

All of its major features bear the Virago family resemblance. From the chrome intake pods to its big front wheel to its pullback bar to its stepped seat—even the drum rear brake—this bike could only be a Virago. Supporting all these reminiscences is a double-cradle frame with the front raked out (chopper-style) to 32 degrees. Holding the 1.6-inch by 18-inch wheel in place, the 33mm fork transfers steering inputs from the buckhorn bar to the Cheng Shin rubber on the pavement. The 58.7-inch wheelbase is the longest of the gang assembled for this test. Twin shocks with dual-rate springs keep the swingarm attached to the chassis. A 130/90-15 Cheng Shin tire mounts to the 15-inch spoked rear wheel.

Manual for the 2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250

2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2000-2001 Yamaha Virago 250.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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