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2006 Yamaha XT225 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2006 Yamaha XT225 a.k.a. Yamaha Serow

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2006 Yamaha XT225.

2006 Yamaha XT225 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2006 Yamaha XT225

The maintenance for the 2006 Yamaha XT225 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 month4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months7000 mi (11000) or 12 months10000 mi (16000 km) or 18 months13000 mi (21000 km) or 24 months16000 mi (26000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line•Check fuel hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
2Spark plug•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace at 7000 mi (11000 km) or 12 months and thereafter every 6000 mi (10000 km) or 12 months

ReplaceReplace
3Spark arrester•Clean
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
•Retighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
8*Evaporative emission control system (For California only•Check control sysytem 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 month4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months7000 mi (11000) or 12 months10000 mi (16000 km) or 18 months13000 mi (21000 km) or 24 months16000 mi (26000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter element•Clean with solvent.
• 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 neces-
sary.
4*Rear brake• Check operation.
• Adjust cable and replace brake
shoes if necessary.
5*Brake hose• Check for cracks or damage.
*• Replace. Every 4 years
6*Wheels• Check runout, spoke tightness
and for damage.
• Tighten spokes if necessary.
7*Tires• Check tread depth and for
damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
8*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth
operation.
• Replace if necessary.
9Drive chain• Check chain slack/alignment
and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with
a special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every 300 mi (500 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
10*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lith-
ium-soap-based grease every 10000 mi (16000 km) or 18
months.
Repack
11*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and
fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
12Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease (all-purpose grease)
lightly.
13Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease (all-purpose grease)
lightly.
14Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease (all-purpose grease)
lightly.
15*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if
necessary.
16*Front fork• Check operation and for oil
leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
17*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil
leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
18*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease until new grease
shows.
19Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
20Engine oil filter element• Clean.
21Engine oil strainer• Clean.
22*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
23*Control and meter cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable
lube or engine oil 10W-30 thor-
oughly.
24*Throttle grip housing 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 these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha Dealer perform the service

Note: From 19000 mi (31000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 7000 mi (11000 km) or 12 months.

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

•Hydraulic brake system
1. When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level and add fluid as required.
2. Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder every two years
3. Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2006 Yamaha XT225

A true dual-sport bike should be light, exceptionally maneuverable, tough as nails an equally nimble on road and trail. That’s the definition of the 2006 Yamaha XT225, one of the best choices when looking for a small, economical on-off bike to do it all. Commuting and streaking through slow traffic is a breeze thanks to its slender profile, while higher-speed rides are also possible thanks to its 6-speed transmission.

Tackling rough roads is easy with a 21″ front wheel, while compliant suspensions smooth out the road irregularities, even riding with a passenger. All-rigged construction ensures the bike ca take abuse and still work great.

Manual for the 2006 Yamaha XT225

2006 Yamaha XT225 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2006 Yamaha XT225.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.