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2003 Yamaha V Star Classic Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic.

It’s very similar to the 2003 V Star 650 Custom.

2003 Yamaha V Star Classic Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic

The maintenance for the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic 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 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
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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.
6*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
7*Carburetor syncrhonization• Adjust synchronization of carburetors.
8*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
• Adjust cable free play.
9*Evaporative emission control system (for California only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

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

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

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 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1Engine oil• Replace (warm engine before draining). (See NOTE on page 6-6.)
2Engine oil filter element• Replace at initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
3*Air filter element• Clean or replace if necessary.
4*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
5*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. (See NOTE on pag 6-6.)
• Correct accordingly.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
6*Rear brake• Check operation.
• Adjust cable and replace brake shoes if necessary.
7Final gear oil• Check oil level and for oil leakage.
• Replace at initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 15,000 mi (24,000 km) or 24 months #4.
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8*Wheels• Check balance, runout, spoke tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes and rebalance or replace if necessary.
9*Tires• Check tire tread wear and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
10*Wheel bearings•Check bearings for looseness or damage
•Replace if necessary
11*Swingarm• Check swingarm pivot for play.
• Correct if necessary.
• Moderately repack every 15,000 mi (24,000 km) or 24 months. #2
Repack
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing play and steering for smooth operation.
• Correct if necessary.
• Moderately repack every 15,000 mi (24,000 km) or 24 months. #3
Repack
13*Chassis fasteners• Check all nuts, bolts and screws for tightness.
• Tighten if necessary.
14Sidestand•Check operation
•Lubricate pivot and contact surfaces with chain lube lightly. #1
•Repair if necessary
15*Sidestand switch• Check operation.
• Replace if necessary.
16*Front fork• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Repair if necessary.
17*Rear shock absorber• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
18*Control meter and cable• Apply chain lube thoroughly. #1
19Break and clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply chain lube lightly. #1
20Brake pedal and shift pedal shaft• Apply chain lube lightly. #1

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

#1: Yamaha Chain and Cable Lube or engine oil SAE 10W-30 (API-SE)
#2: Molybdenum disulfide grease
#3: Lithium soap base grease
#4: Hypoid gear oil SAE 80 (API GL4)

NOTE:
From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months.

NOTE:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

Hydraulic brake service
• Regularly check and, if necessary, correct the brake fluid level.
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and caliper, and change the brake fluid.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.

Engine oil type
• Yamalube 4 (20W-40) or engine oil SAE 20W-40 (API SE) for temperatures of 5 °C (40 °F) or above.
• Yamalube 4 (10W-30) or engine oil SAE 10W-30 (API SE) for temperatures of 15 °C (60 °F) or below.

About the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic

The V-Star’s engine traces its roots to the air cooled, 70-degree V-twin Virago 535. The 535cc engine’s bore increased 5mm and the stroke increased 4mm for a new bore and stroke of 81 x 63mm, bumping the V-Star’s displacement to 649cc. The V-Star retains the 535’s two-valve cylinder-head design and compression ratio of 9.0:1. However, each cylinder’s single overhead cam cuts a new profile, and the Mikuni carburetors’ throats shrank from 34mm to 28mm, for better response off the line at the expense of some power up at higher rpm. Exhaust gasses exit via a two-into-two staggered dual system with a cross-over tube. The bottom end of the 535 received a major stylistic makeover and some strengthening, but remained relatively unchanged functionally.

Manual for the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic

2003 Yamaha V Star Classic Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.