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2003 Yamaha XT225 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha XT225 a.k.a. Yamaha Serow

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha XT225.

2003 Yamaha XT225 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2003 Yamaha XT225

The maintenance for the 2003 Yamaha XT225 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**1

4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months
**2

7000 mi (11000) or 12 months
10000 mi (16000 km) or 18 months13000 mi (21000 km) or 24 months
1*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold
2Spark plug•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace at 7000 mi (11000 km) or 13 months and thereafter every 6000 mi (10000 km) or 12 months
ReplaceReplace
3*Crankcase breather 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*Exhaust system•Check for leakage
•Retighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
6*Spark arrester•Clean
7*Idle speed•Check and adjust engine idle speed
•Adjust cable free play
8*Evaporative emission control system**•Check control sysytem for damage
•Replace if necessary

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

**For California

NOTE: From 16000 mi (26000 km) or 30 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutineType 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month**1

4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months
**2

7000 mi (11000) or 12 months
10000 mi (16000 km) or 18 months13000 mi (21000 km) or 24 months
1Engine oil •Warm-up engine before drainingSee page 8-1
2Oil filter/strainer•Clean oil filter and strainer
•Replace oil filter and strainer if damaged
3*Air filter element•Wet type filter must be washed and dampened with oil
4*Brake system•Adjust free play
•Check fluid leakage. (front) (see NOTE page 6-6)
•Correct if necessary
•Replace pads if necessary (front)
•Replace shoes if necessary (rear)
5*Clutch•Adjust free play
6Drive chain•Check Chain condition
•Adjust and lubricate chain thoroughly
Special O-ring LubricantEvery 500 km (300 mi) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
7*Control meter and cable•Apply chain lube thoroughlyYamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil
8*Rear arm pivot shaft and rear suspension link pivots•Apply until new grease showsLithium-soap based grease (all-purpose grease)
9Brake/clutch lever pivot shaft•Apply chain lube lightlyLithium-soap based grease (all-purpose grease)
10Brake pedal and shift pedal shaft•Lubricate.
•Apply chain lube lightly
Lithium-soap based grease (all-purpose grease)
11Throttle grip housing and cable•Check operation and free play
•Adjust the Throttle cable free play if necessary
•Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable
Lithium-soap based grease (all-purpose grease)
12*Sidestand pivot•Check operation and lubricate
•Apply chain lube lightly
Lithium-soap based grease (all-purpose grease)
13*Front fork oil•Check operation and leakage
14*Steering bearings•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack every 15000 mi (24000 km)
Medium weight wheel bearing Grease
15*Wheel bearings•Check bearing for smooth rotation
16*Sidestand switch•Check and clean or replace if necessary

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

Note: From 16000 mi (26000 km) or 30 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months

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

•Hydraulic brake system
1. When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level and add fluid as required.
2. Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder every two years
3. Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2003 Yamaha XT225

Easy on the wallet and even easier to handle, the 2003 Yamaha XT225 is a versatile on-off machine that can do pretty much anything you might throw at it, provided you’re not looking for World Superbike performance from its 223cc single-cylinder engine. With a fairly low seat, but with plenty of ground clearance, the 2003 XT225 will equally fin on and off the street, with a transmission geared in such a way to provide fast rides on the road and plenty of low-end torque for when the going gets tough.

Manual for the 2003 Yamaha XT225

2003 Yamaha XT225 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2003 Yamaha XT225.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.