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2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S.

The service internal are very similar of those 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight and 2008-2009 Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight.

2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S.

The maintenance for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S 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*Spark 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*Fuel injection• Adjust synchronization.
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 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 and fluid leakage.
• Correct if necessary.
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• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace 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.
9*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
10*Drive belt• Check belt tension.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) 24 months.
Repack.
12*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
13Brake lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly.
14Brake pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
15Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly.
16Shift pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
17Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
18*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
19*Front fork• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
20*Shock
absorber
assembly
• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
21*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
22Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining).
23*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
24*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.
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25*Front and rear brake
switches
• Check
operation.
26*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain
and cable lube or engine
oil SAE 10W-30 thoroughly.
27*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.
28*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) 12 months.

Note:
● Air filter
– This model’s air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, which must not be cleaned with compressed air to avoid damaging it.
– The air filter element needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
● Hydraulic brake and clutch systems
– After disassembling the brake or clutch master cylinders, caliper cylinders or clutch release cylinder, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake or clutch fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required.
– Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the brake or clutch master cylinders, caliper cylinders and clutch release cylinder every two years.
– Replace the brake and clutch hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S

The 2008 MY Roadliner S is a glorious expression of retro design cues brought back to life in a modern way, with a contemporary approach to the classic styling.Rich and luxurious, yet without being ridden with useless bling, this big-bore cruiser. Massive and compact, but with plenty of real estate for two, the Roadliner S is proudly showing off rich chrome details, two-tone paint, modern cast wheels and an overall impeccable craftsmanship. The 1854 cc v-twin and its 5-speed transmission, there are few occasion the Roadliner S will even need more grunt. From huge torque right off idle to excellent highway speed and passing power, this machine will always put a big grin on your face each time you twist the throttle.

 Manual for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S

2008-2009 Yamaha Roadliner S Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

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

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.