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2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

The service internal are very similar of those 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado.

2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

The maintenance for the 2005 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 at 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
4*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 16,000 mi (25,000 km).
5*Crankcase breather system• Checkbreather 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.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
3*Front brake• Check operation,fluid level, and for fluid leakage
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
4*Rear brake• Check operation,fluid level, and for fluid leakage
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Replace.Every 4 years.
6*Wheels (For cast wheel models)• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
7*Wheels (For spoke wheel model)• Check runout, spoke tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes if necessary.
8*Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
9*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth rotation.
• Replace if necessary.
10*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.
Repack.
11*Drive belt• Check belt tension.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) 24 months.
Repack.
13*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
14Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease
(all-purpose grease) lightly.
15Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease
(all-purpose grease) lightly.
16Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease
(all-purpose grease) lightly.
17*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
18*Front fork• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
19*Shock
absorber
assembly
• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
20*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
21Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining).
22*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
23*Transfer case oil• Check for 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
24*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain
and cable lube or engine
oil SAE 10W-30 thoroughly.
25*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 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

It’s sleek, it’s black and it’s Midnight: the 2005 gloss black edition of the Road Star is proudly showing off its updated styling and is readier than ever to turn heads. Blacked-out engine parts are complemented by rich chrome accents which encompass fork tubes, bars, headlight casing and of course, the dual shotgun exhaust system. Loaded with tons of character, the 2005 Road Star Midnight is a great choice for daily rides, weekend outings and vacations, as well. Optional accessories are also available for adding even more style to this performance-packed machine.

Manual for the 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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