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2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 a.k.a Yamaha R6

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6.

2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6

The maintenance for the 2003 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*Exhaust system•Check for leakage
•Retighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
6*Electronic fuel injection•Check and adjust engine idle speed and synchronization
7*Evaporative emission control system**•Check contol system for damage
•Replace if necessary
8*Air induction sysytem•Check the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage
•Replace for any damaged parts

* 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 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 cables•Apply chain lube thoroughly
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
8*Swing arm pivot bearing•Check bearing assembly for looseness
Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months

Repack
9*Rear suspension link pivots•Check operation
•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 with lithium-soap-based grease every 16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months

Repack
13Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts•Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly
14Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts•Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly
15Drive chain•Check chain slack/alignment condition
•Adjust and lubricate chain with a special O-ring chain lubricant thoroughly
Every 600 mi (1000 km) or after washing the motorcycle or riding the rain
16*Wheel bearings•Check bearing for smooth rotation
17Sidestand pivot•Check operation and lubricate
•Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly
18*Sidestand switch•Check and clean or replace if necessary
19*Chasis fasteners•Check all chassis fittings and fasteners
•Correct if necessary
20*Brake hose•Check for crack or damage
•Replace (See NOTE on page 6-8)Every 4 years
21*Wheels•Check runout and for damage
•Replace if necessary
22*Tires•Check tread depth and for damage
•Replace if necessary
•Check air pressure
•Correct if necessary

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

Note:

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

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

•Hydraulic brake system
• After disassembling the brake master cylinder and 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 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6

Redesigned 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Hits Harder and Handles Better. Three More Horsepower, Eight Pounds Lighter, And Fuel Injection Make The R6 a Top Contender For the 600cc Class Crown

For 2003, the R6 has undergone a wheels-up redesign, with a stronger, cleaner, fuel-injected engine, a revolutionary frame that’s the first ever to use Yamaha’s exclusive new casting technology–and a stunningly modern look from the point of its exclusive Gatling-beam headlights to the tip of its LED taillight.

Manual for the 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6

2003 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2003 Yamaha YZF-R6.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.