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2003 Yamaha VMAX Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha VMAX

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha VMAX.

2003 Yamaha VMAX Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2003 Yamaha VMAX

The maintenance for the 2003 Yamaha VMAX 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.Every 30,000 mi (42,000 km) or 42 months
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 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 hose and vacuum pipe for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Fuel filter• Replace initial 20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months.Replace
6*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten 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 free play.
9*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)• Check control sysytem for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform 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 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1Engine oil • Replace (warm-up engine before draining).See page 8-1.
2Oil filter• Replace.
3*Air filter• Clean with compressed air.
• Replace if necessary.
4*Cooling system• Check hose for cracks and damage, replace if necessary.
• Replace every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.High-quality ethylene glycol anti-freeze containing corrosin inhibitors for aluminum engine.Replace
5*Brake system• Adjust free play.
• Replace pads if necessary.
6*Clutch• Check operation and fluid leakage. (See NOTE page 6-7).
• Correct if necessary.
7Final gear oil• Check oil level and leakage.
• Replace every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
Hypiod gear oil SAE 80 (API GL-4)ReplaceReplace
8Control meter and cables• Apply chain lube thoroughly.Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil SAE 10W-30 (API SE)
9*Swingarm pivot bearing• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
Lithium-soap-base grease.Repack
10Brake/clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases).
11Brake pedal and shift pedal shaft• Lubricate.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases).
12*Center/sidestand pivots•Check operation and lubricate
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
Lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases).
13*Front fork•Check operation and leakage
14*Steering bearings•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
Lithium-soap-base grease.Repack
15*Wheel bearings•Check bearing for smooth rotation
16*Battery•Check specific gravity and breather pipe for proper operation
17*Sidestand switch•Check and clean or replace if necessary

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

Note: From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months.

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

● Hydraulic brake and clutch systems
• After disassembling the master cylinder, caliper cylinder or clutch release cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level of the master cylinder and clutch release cylinder regularly and fill as required.
• Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder, caliper cylinder and clutch release cylinder every two years.
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2003 Yamaha VMAX

The Yamaha VMAX has a beautiful, almost liquid power delivery from just above tickover, with a crazed step up in poke from about 4000rpm as the V-Boost fuel charge system kicks in. The Yamaha VMAX motor puts a grin on the face of the most jaded speedfreak. It punches you in the guts with its sheer torque.

Full power model fitted with V Boost system for more mid-range grunt and top speed. Just in from Japan. V4 water-cooled, shaft drive, adjustable rear shocks, air-assisted front forks, and fitted with rear sissy bar/backrest, A well balanced, very comfortable all-round machine for long-distance runs. 

Manual for the 2003 Yamaha VMAX

2003 Yamaha VMAX Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2003 Yamaha VMAX.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.