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2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star.

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star

2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star

The maintenance for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star 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 hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
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3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 16,000 mi (25,000 km)
4*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
6*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
7*Air induction system• Check the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage.
• Replace any damaged parts.

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

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRemarks 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*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.
• Adjust brake lever free play and 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 necesssary.
7*Wheels (For spoke wheel model)• Check runout and for damage.
• Tighten spokes if necesssary.
8*Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
9*Wheel bearings• Check bearing 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 for belt tension
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
12*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
13*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
14Brake lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly.
15Brake pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
16Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
17Shift pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
18Sidestand pivot•Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose greases) lightly.
19*Sidestand switch•Check operaton and replace if necessary
20*Front fork•Check operation and for oil leakage
• Replace if necessary.
21*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
22*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
23*Engine oil • Change (warm engine before draining).
24*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
25*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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26*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.
27*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil SAE 10W-30 thoroughly.
28*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.
29*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 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 system
– After disassembling the brake master cylinders or caliper, 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 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star

The 2009 MY Road Star boasts the basic big-bore nerve packed into a shape that’s both enthralling and inviting. A true classic, the 1670cc air-cooled v-twin is loaded in a hard tail-looks steel frame, which cleverly hides the high-performance rear damper and provides exceptional rigidity for sharp handling. The precise fuel injection system provides the rider with crisp acceleration, while also making sure cold starts and altitude are no longer a problem.

Manual for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star

2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Road Star.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.