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2006 Yamaha Virago 250 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2006 Yamaha Virago 250

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2006 Yamaha Virago 250.

2006 Yamaha Virago 250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2006 Yamaha Virago 250

The maintenance for the 2006 Yamaha Virago 250 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 (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months16,000 mi (26,000 km)30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel hose and vacuum hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months.
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3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
4*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
6*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
7*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

* Since this 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 (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months16,000 mi (26,000 km)30 months
1*Air filter element• Clean with solvent.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Battery• Check specific gravity and breather pipe for proper operation.
3*Clutch•Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
4*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage.
• Replace break pads if necessary.
5*Rear brake•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage.
• Adjust cable and replace break shoes if necessary.
6*Brake hose• Check for cracks or damage.
• Replace.Every 4 years
7*Wheels • 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 operation.
• Replace if necessary.
10*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.
Check
11Drive chain• Check chain slcak/alignment and condition.
• Adjust and thoroughly lubricate chain with a Yamaha chain and cable lube.
Every 300 mi (500 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain.
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-base grease every 10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months.
Repack
13*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
14Brake and clutch lever and 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.
• Repair if necessary.
19*Shock absorber assemblies.• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
20Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining).
21Engine oil filter element• Replace.
22*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.
23*Control and meter 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.
25*Lights, signals and switches• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

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

Note: From 19,000 mi (31,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months.

Note:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
Hydraulic brake system
• When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level regularly and fill as required.
• Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder every two years.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2006 Yamaha Virago 250

Air-cooled, 249cc, 60° V-twin engine with a long, 66mm stroke produces plenty of bottom-end torque and smooth roll-on power.
Single 26mm Mikuni downdraft carburetor ensures optimal fuel/air mixing and delivery with superb throttle response.

Widely geared 5-speed transmission makes the most of Virago 250’s powerband. Easy, dependable electric starting. Beautiful dual chrome exhaust pipes let the engine breathe and put out that classic V-twin rumble.

Automatic cam chain tensioner virtually eliminates maintenance and helps extend engine life.

Manual for the 2006 Yamaha Virago 250

2006 Yamaha Virago 250 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2006 Yamaha Virago 250.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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