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2010 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2010 Yamaha V Star 250

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2010 Yamaha V Star 250.

2010 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2010 Yamaha V Star 250.

The maintenance for the 2010 Yamaha V Star 250 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 (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months16,000 mi (26,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel and vacuum
hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 7,000 mi (11,000 km)
or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance
when engine is cold.
4*Crankcase
breather system
• Check breather hose for
cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Idle speed• Check and adjust
engine idle speed.
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 (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months16,000 mi (26,000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter element• Clean with solvent.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Battery• Check specific gravity and
breather hose for proper operation.
3*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
4*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level,
and for fluid leakage.
• Adjust brake lever free play and
replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Rear brake• Check operation.
• Adjust brake pedal free play and
replace brake shoes if necessary.
6*Brake hose• Check for cracks or damage.
• Replace.Every 4 years.
7*Wheels• Check runout, spoke
tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes if necessary.
8*Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
9*Wheel bearings •Check bearings for
smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
10*Swingarm pivot
bushes
• Check bush assemblies for looseness.
• Lubricate with lithium-soap-based grease.
11Drive chain• Check chain slack,
alignment and condition.
• Adjust and thoroughly lubricate
chain with Yamaha chain and cable
lube.
Every 300 mi (500 km) and after washing the motorcycle
or riding in the rain.
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies
for looseness.
• Moderately repack with
lithium-soap-based grease
every 10,000 mi (16,000 km)
or 18 months.
Repack
13*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis
fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
14Brake lever
pivot shaft
• Apply silicone
grease lightly.
15Brake pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
16Clutch lever
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
17Shift pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
18Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
19*Sidestand switch• Check operation and
replace if necessary.
20*Front fork• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
21*Shock absorber
assemblies
• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
22Engine oil• Change (warm engine
before draining.)
23Engine oil filter
element
• Replace.
24*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
25*Control and
meter cables
• Apply Yamaha chain and cable
lube or engine oil thoroughly.
26*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.
27*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 19,000 mi (31,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months.

● 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 2010 Yamaha V Star 250

To begin with, this baby features a 60-degree V-twin engine despite its 249cc displacement and that is pretty unique in this category. Combine that with the benefits of a low seat height, amazing fit and finish as well as an extremely low starting price and it sure invites to get a closer look at it and even a short spin, of course, on it.

The bike was designed to be extremely nimble so it only weighs 324 lbs wet and it features a low center of gravity. Also, stability around corners is ensured by a 58.7 inches wheelbase, 18-inch front and 15-inch rear wheel, making this small cruiser easy to toss around and confidence inspiring as well.

Manual for the 2010 Yamaha V Star 250

2010 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2010 Yamaha V Star 250.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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