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2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 a.k.a Yamaha R6

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6.

2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6

The maintenance for the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 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 month
4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 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 coldEvery 26600 mi (42000 km)
2Spark plug•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace every 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
ReplaceReplace
3*Crankcase ventiation 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 every 20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months Replace
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**•Check contol system for damage
•Replace if necessary

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

**California only

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1Engine oil •Replace. (warm-up engine before draining) (See NOTE on page 8-1)
2*Engine oil filter cartridge•Replace at initial 600 mi (1000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
3*Air filter element•Check condition and damage
•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)
•Correct if necessary
6*Clutch•Check operation
•Adjust or replace cable
7*Control cable•Apply chain lube thoroughly
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
8*Swing arm pivot bearing•Check bearing assembly for looseness
9*Rear suspension link pivots•Check operation
•Apply grease lightly every 16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
Lithium-soap-based grease
•Correct if necessary
10*Shock absorber assembly•Check operation and oil leakage
•Replace if necessary
11*Front fork •Check operation and leakage
•Repair if necessary
12*Steering bearings•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack every 16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
•Lithium-soap-based grease

Repack
13Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts•Apply chain lube lightly
•Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease)
14Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts•Apply 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 lubricant
Every 600 mi (1000 km) 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
•Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease)
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, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service

Note: For odometer readings or time periods higher than 20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the chart from 4000 mi (7000 km) or 6-month interval

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

•Hydraulic brake system
• When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper, always replace the brake fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid level and fill the reservoirs as required
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and calipers, and change the brake fluid
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6

The motorcycle featured Yamaha’s completely new engine design capable of producing over 108 hp (81 kW) while stationary. The R6 was the world’s first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 hp (75 kW) in stock form.

This was a small update using the same engine, but with revised power and smoother torque delivery. It also had a lower weight, although later models would get better. Cosmetically it looked the same, though had improved lights.

Manual for the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6

2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.