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2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture.

2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture

The maintenance for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture 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 month
4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months

8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months
12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months
16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months
20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Fuel filter• Replace.Replace
3Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 8,000 mi (13,000km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
4*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.Every 26,600 mi (42,000 km).
5*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
6*Carburetor synchronization• Adjust synchronization of carburetors.
7*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
8*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
9*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 month
4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months

8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months
12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months
16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months
20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter elements• 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 rotation.
• Replace if necessary.
9*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.
Repack.
10*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) 24 months.
Repack.
11*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
12Brake lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly.
13Brake pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease
(all-purpose grease) lightly.
14Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly.
15Shift pedall pivot shaft• 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 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*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change with ethylene
gylcol anti-freeze coolant
every 24 months.
Change.
24Final gear oil• Check oil level and for oil leakage.
• Change at initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16,000 mi
(25,000 km) or 24 months.
Change.Change.
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) or 12 months.

Note:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are 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 and 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 Royal Star Venture

A super-smooth 1298cc V-four liquid-cooled powerplant wrapped in a high tensile steel frame built to carry two people and plenty of gear in ultimate two-wheel comfort. When it comes to seeing North America in detail, there’s no better way to do it than by a 2009 Yamaha Venture

Take it coast to coast and enjoy the comfort, power and style that only a top-shelf luxury touring bike can offer. The 2009 Royal Star Venture combines classic styling, unmatched comfort, class-leading power and flawless engineering in one bike. Swing a leg over and get away from it all. Across town or across North America. So sweet to ride, every trip is like a holiday.

Manual for the 2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture

2008-2009 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

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

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.