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2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

The maintenance for the 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight 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 months16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Fuel filter• Replace.Replace.
3Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace.Replace.
4*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
5*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
6*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
7*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
8*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

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

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 months16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter element• Clean with compressed air. (See NOTE.)
• Replace if necessary.
2*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
3*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. (See NOTE.)
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
4*Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. (See NOTE.)
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Replace. (See NOTE.)Every 4 years.
6*Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necesssary.
7*Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
8*Wheel bearings• Check bearing for smooth rotation.
• Replace if necessary.
9*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.
Repack
10*Drive belt• Check for belt tension
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
Repack
12*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
13Brake/clutch lever pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
14Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
15Sidestand pivot•Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
16*Sidestand switch•Check operaton and replace if necessary
17*Front fork•Check operation and for oil leakage
• Replace if necessary.
18*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
19*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply molybdenum disulfide grease lightly.
20Engine oil • Change (warm engine before draining).
21*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
22*Transfer case oil• Check for leakage.
• Change initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
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23*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil 10W-30 thoroughly.
24*Throttle grip housing and cable• Check operation and free play.
• Adjust the throttle cable free play if necessary.
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable.

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

Note:
From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.

Note:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
● Hydraulic brake service
– After disassembling the brake master cylinders or calipers, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required.
– Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
– Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.

About the 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

Overall length of 2500 mm (98.4 inches), width of980 mm (38.6 inches) and height of 1140 mm (44.9 inches). It has a seat height of710 mm (28 inches), wheelbase 1695 mm (66.7 inches), fuel capacity of 18 l (4.8 Gal) and dry weight (without fluids) of 305 kg (672.4 pounds). Yamaha deliberately kept changes down to a minimum so that the vast majority of aftermarket accessories and parts, including exhaust systems, would bolt right on. That also reduced the amount of new tooling required to get the production line rolling, and enabled Yamaha to hold the price.

Manual for the 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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