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2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

The maintenance for the 2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight 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 (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Valve clearance• Check valve clearance when engine is cold.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 16,000 mi (25,000 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) or 30 months and thereafter every 20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months.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, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutineType 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1Engine oil• ReplaceSee page 8-1.
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 and 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 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 for leakage.
15*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) 24 months.
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, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

Note:
For odometer readings of time periods higher than 20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the chart form the 4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 month interval.

Note:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
● Hydraulic brake systems
– 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 2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

Road Star Midnight year models 2001-03 features a beautifully finished chrome front end, a sumptuous studded seat, and special “Midnight Star” logo on speedometer face. More chrome handlebar switches, master cylinder, and front brake and clutch levers get the shiny treatment. Engine is 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine pumps out amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance.

Black-painted engine with polished fins for aggressive appearance. Push rod valve actuation keeps overall engine height down and ensures ,ore uniform heat dissipation due to the lack of cam chain case. Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and less maintenance. Smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive delivers outstanding cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds.

Manual for the 2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2001 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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