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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S a.k.a Yamaha R6S

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

The maintenance for the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S 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
4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 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 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
ReplaceReplace
3*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is coldEvery 26600 mi (42000 km)
4*Crankcase breather system•Check breather hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
5*Fuel injection•Check and adjust engine idle speed and 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
8*Air induction system•Check the air cut valve and 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.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter element• Check condition and damage
• 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, 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 dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
8*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth oper-
ation.
• Replace if necessary.
9*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease
Repack
10Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and
condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease every 16000 mi ((25000 km) or 24 months
Repack
12*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fas-
teners.
• 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 leak-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
20*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leak-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
21*Rear suspension link pivots• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
22Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
23*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
24*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change with ethylene glycol anti-freeze coolant every 24 months. 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

* Since these items require special 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 month

• Air filter
•The air filter needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas

• Hydraulic brake service
• After disassembling the brake master cylinders and calipers, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid level and fill the reservoirs as required
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and calipers, and change the brake fluid
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

The 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S is a serious middleweight sport with a great blend of power, performance and style. Just a few seasons ago, this machine was dominating race tracks across Canada. Now it is “retired” to a supporting role, but make no mistake, the 2008 R6S is a very capable performer. The perfect choice for those experienced riders who recognize great value.

Ultra-compact, lightweight, 600cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine puts out over 200 horsepower per litre. Specially designed, one-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides superior engine rigidity and reduces weight. Ceramic plated sleeveless cylinder bores provide greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced frictional power loss. Sleeveless design also reduces weight.

Lightweight forged pistons feature carburized connecting rods for superb strength and reduced reciprocating mass. The result is incredible engine response. Hollow side-driven camshafts with specially designed valve lifters helps create a very narrow engine width.

Competition-bred suction-piston throttle body fuel injection with 40mm throttle bodies features short intake ports and a special vacuum-controlled intake system to ensure instant seamless throttle response all the way up to the incredible 15,500-rpm redline.

Manual for the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.