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2008 Yamaha Raider Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2008 Yamaha Raider

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008 Yamaha Raider.

2008 Yamaha Raider Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008 Yamaha Raider.

The maintenance for the 2008 Yamaha Raider is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

No.ItemRoutine600 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.
2*Spark plugs•Check condition.
•Adjust gap and clean.
•Replace at 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 16000 mi (25000 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 skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine600 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•Check condition and damage
•Replace if necessary
2*Clutch•Check operation, fluid level, and for 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
*•ReplaceEvery 4 years
6*Wheels •Check runout and for damage
•Replace if necessary
7*Tires•Check thread 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 assembly for looseness
10*Drive belt•Check belt tension
•Adjust if necessary
Every 2500 mi (4000 km)
11*Steering bearings•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
Repack
12*Chassis fasteners•Check all chassis fittings and fasteners
•Correct if necessary
13Brake lever pivot shaft•Apply silicone grease lightly
14Brake pedal pivot shaft•Apply silicone grease lightly
15Clutch lever pivot shaft•Apply silicone grease lightly
16Shift pedal pivot shaft•Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly
17Sidestand pivot•Check operation
•Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose 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 (1000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
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25*Front and rear brake switches•Check operation
26*Control cables•Apply Yamaha chain lubricant or other suitable cable lubricant thoroughly
27*Throttle grip housing and cable•Check operation
•Adjust throttle cable free play and adjust if necessary.
•Lubricate cable and grip housing and cable
28*Light, signals and switches•Check operation
•Adjust headlight beam

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

Note:
From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 km) or 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 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 hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2008 Yamaha Raider

The 2008 Raider is a high-performance machine with 1854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin power plant that produces massive torque and class leading acceleration from very low rpms. Maximum torque occurs at 2,500 rpm while maximum power occurs at 4,500 rpm, providing exciting acceleration with great pulse / torque feel. The intake valves are 36mm in diameter while the exhaust valves are 31mm. For each rotation of the rear wheel, in 5th gear, the crank spins 3.14 times, 12-hole, 2-directional Mikuni fuel injectors produce a wide spray pattern for complete cylinder filling and the heavy duty 10 plate clutch is designed compliment engine power characteristics.

Manual for the 2008 Yamaha Raider

2008 Yamaha Raider Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2008 Yamaha Raider.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.