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2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom.

2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

The maintenance for the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom 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 hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary.
2*Fuel filter•Replace.Replace
3Spark plugs•Check condition.
•Adjust gap and clean.
•Replace at 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
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*Carburetor synchronization• Adjust syncronization 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 emis-
sion control system
(For California only)
• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

*Since this items require specified 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 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.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
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.
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) or 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 lithium-soap-based grease ( all-purpose grease) lightly.
15Shift pedal 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.
• Repair if necessary.
19*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
20Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining).
21Engine oil filter element• Replace.
22Final gear oil• Check oil level and for oil leakage.
• Change at initial 600 mi (1000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
Change.Change
23*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.
24*Control and meter and cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil 10W-30 thoroughly.
25*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.
26*Lights, signals and switches• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

*Since this items require specified tools, data and technical 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:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

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

About the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

Beautifully chromed and polished 649cc (40-cubic-inch), air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 70 degree, V-twin cranks out torquey low- and mid-range power for smooth cruising performance. Maximum torque occurs at a low 3,000 rpm.

This engine has been designed to produce strong torque and horsepower in the most usable riding range (50 to 120 km/hr). Twin Mikuni BDS28 carbs with throttle position sensor (TPS) provide crisp throttle response. Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery.

Light clutch action is perfect for novice riders. Maintenance-free, transistorized coil ignition provides sure starts and excellent engine performance. Classic, side-mounted air cleaner not only adds that special styling touch but also is easy to service. Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise. Low-maintenance, exposed shaft drive provides quiet, clean, reliable performance.

Manual for the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2008 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.