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2004 Yamaha VMAX Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2004 Yamaha VMAX

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2004 Yamaha VMAX.

2004 Yamaha VMAX Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2004 Yamaha VMAX

The maintenance for the 2004 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*Fuel line• Check fuel hose and vacuum pipe for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Fuel filter• Replace.Replace
3Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
4*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.Every 26,600 mi (42,000 km)
5*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
6*Carburetor synchronization• Adjust synchronization of carburetors.
7*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
8*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.

* Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform 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 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1Air filter element• Clean with compressed air (See NOTE).
• Replace if necessary.
2Battery•Check specific gravity and breather pipe for proper operation
3*Clutch• Check operation and fluid leakage. (See NOTE).
• Correct if necessary.
4*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage (See NOTE).
• Replace break pads if necessary.
5*Rear brake•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage (See NOTE).
• Replace break pads if necessary.
6*Wheel bearings•Check bearing for smooth rotation.
• Replace if necessary.
7Swingarm pivot bearing• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.
Repack
8Steering bearings•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
Repack
9*Brake/clutch lever pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
10Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
11Center/sidestand pivot•Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
12*Sidestand switch•Check operaton and replace if necessary
13*Front fork•Check operation and for oil leakage
• Replace if necessary.
14*Engine oil • Change (warm engine before draining).
15*Engine oil filter element• Clean.
16*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
17*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks and damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change with ethylene gylcol anti-freeze coolant every 24 months.Change
18Final gear oil• Check oil level and for oil leakage.
• Change at initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
ChangeChange
19*Control and meter cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil 10W-30 thoroughly.

* 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 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 and clutch systems
• After disassembling the master cylinder, caliper cylinder or clutch release cylinder, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake and clutch fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required.

Periodic maintenance and minor repair:
● Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder, caliper cylinder and clutch release cylinder every two years.
● Replace the brake and clutch hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2004 Yamaha VMAX

The liquid-cooled, 16-valve V-4 V-Max engine is very similar to the engine used in the new Royal Star Venture and, just like the Venture, it uses a counterbalancer to effectively suppress vibration. You know the engine isn’t electric but there aren’t any buzzes that put your extremities to sleep or make your backside tingle.

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 2004 Yamaha VMAX

2004 Yamaha VMAX Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2004 Yamaha VMAX.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.