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2011 Yamaha Road Star S Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S.

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S.

2011 Yamaha Road Star S Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S

The maintenance for the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S 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) 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 month4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20,000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 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 16,000 mi (25,000 km).
4*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
6*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
7*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 month4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20,000 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.
• Adjust brake lever free play and 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 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*Drive belt• Check belt condition.
• Replace if damaged.
• Check belt tension.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing
assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with
lithium-soap-based
grease every 16,000 mi
(25,000 km) or 24 months.
Repack.
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 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 (1,000 km) or 1 month,
and thereafter every 16,000 mi
(25,000 km) or 24 months.
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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 and free play.
• 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:
● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are 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 levels and fill the reservoirs as required.
– Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
– Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.

About the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S

The 2011 Yamaha Road Star S gets chrome accents to the front end including the switch gear, front brake master cylinder, front fork, and levers. The bike also has a new three-dimensional, fuel tank-mounted Road Star logo, seat, and steering locks that have been integrated into the main ignition switch, as well as handy and dual under seat helmet holders, a powerful, 12V 60/55-watt, halogen headlight that maximizes nighttime visibility, and a low-maintenance, sealed battery that ensures fuss-free, dependable starting.

The Yamaha Road Star S is powered by a 1,670cc, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 8-valve, 48° V-twin power plant that produces low-rpm torque for unparalleled acceleration and cruising performance. The four valves per cylinder provides optimum breathing efficiency while the accompanying two spark plugs per cylinder ensures complete combustion for maximum power output for a bike of its stature.

Manual for the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S

2011 Yamaha Road Star S Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2011 Yamaha Road Star S.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.