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2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8.

2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8

The maintenance for the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

TIP:
• 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.
• Items marked with an asterisk require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

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 cold
Every 26,600 mi (42,000 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-off valve, reed
valve, and hose for damage.
• Replace any
damaged parts.

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
1Air filter element• Replace.Every 24000 mi (37000 km)
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.
• Check for correct routing and clamping.
• 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.
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
or riding in wet areas.
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 12,000 mi (19,000 km)
12*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis
fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
13Brake lever
pivot shaft
• Apply silicone
grease lightly.
14Brake pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
15Clutch lever
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
16Shift pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
17Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-
based 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 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 thoroughly.
27*Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play,
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing.
28*Lights, signals
and switches
• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

Tip:
•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 element 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 hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8

Bikers love a motorcycle that speaks to their tastes. More often than not, they enjoy a ride that comes with aggressive looks and a sporty character. In so many words, that’s what you’ll get with the Yamaha FZ8. The bike’s “mass-forward” styling is accentuated by an aggressive headlight design while an FZ1-style instrument cluster features a great looking tachometer with a white face.

More than just its stunning good looks, the FZ8 is powered by a 779cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that delivers smooth power delivery and gobs of torque in the low to mid rpm range. Likewise, a cast aluminum frame and a lightweight Controlled-Fill aluminum swingarm provides the ideal rigidity balance for outstanding cornering performance.

Manual for the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8

2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2011-2012 Yamaha FZ8.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.