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2001 Yamaha YZF600R Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2001 Yamaha YZF600R

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2001 Yamaha YZF600R.

2001 Yamaha YZF600R Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2001 Yamaha YZF600R

The maintenance for the 2001 Yamaha YZF600R 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 month4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.Every 30,000 mi (42,000 km) or 42 months
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
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 filter• Replace every 20,000 mi (31,000 km) 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 throttle cable free play.
9*Evaporative emission control system**• 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 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1Engine oil • Replace. Warm engine before draining.
(See page 8-1.)
2*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace at 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
3*Air filter/surge tank• Clean.
• Replace if necessary.
4*Cooling system• Check hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Replace coolant every 24 months.
• Ethylene glycol anti-freeze coolant.
Replace
5*Brake system• Check operation, pad wear, and fluid leakage. ( See NOTE page 6-6.)
• Replace pads if necessary.
6*Clutch• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
7*Control meter and cable• Apply chain lube thoroughly.
• Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or SAE10W30 motor oil.
8*Swing arm pivot bearing• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
• Molybdenum disulfide grease.
Repack
9*Rear suspension link pivots• Check operation.
• Apply grease lightly every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
• Molybdenum disulfide grease.
10*Rear shock absorber• Check operation and oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Front fork• Check operation and leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
• Lithium-soap-based-grease (all-purpose grease).
Repack
13Brake/clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply chain lube lightly.
• Lithium-soap-based-grease (all-purpose grease).
14Brake pedal and shift pedal shafts• Appy chain lube lightly.
• Lithium-soap-based-grease (all-purpose grease).
15*Drive chain• Check chain slack/alignment condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain thoroughly.
• Special O-ring chain lubricant.
Every 600 mi (1,000 km)
16*Wheel bearings• Check bearing for smooth rotation.
17*Sidestand pivot• Check operation and lubricate.
• Apply chain lube lightly.
• Lithium-soap-based-grease (all-purpose grease).
18*Sidestand switch•Check and clean or replace if necessary.
19*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and
fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.

* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

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

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

• Hydraulic brake system
– When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper, 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 every two years.
– Replace the brake hose every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2001 Yamaha YZF600R

The Yamaha YZF600R (Thundercat in European markets) is a 599 cc (36.6 cu in) sports bike made by Yamaha from 1996 to 2007. While similar in style to its sibling, the YZF-R6, the 600R maintains some significant differences, including a less aggressive posture, lower revving and higher torque producing motor, and a large 1 piece seat.

With its liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder engine; power at the rear wheel was 100.6 hp (75.0 kW) @11,500 rpm, the YZF600R Thundercat is a comfortable and road-minded sports bike. Its comfortable seating position and relatively torquey motor make it suitable for sport touring applications, while the fully adjustable suspension and Sumitomo one-piece brakes (later used on the R1 and R6) also make it a good choice for track racing.

Manual for the 2001 Yamaha YZF600R

2001 Yamaha YZF600R Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2001 Yamaha YZF600R.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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