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2011 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2011 Yamaha V Star 250

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 250.

2011 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 250.

The maintenance for the 2011 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

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.
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 (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.

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 or wet areas.
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• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate the throttle
grip housing and cable.
27*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 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 2011 Yamaha V Star 250

The 2011 Yamaha V-Star 250 is considered one of the world’s most popular motorcycles, and for good reason. The bike was designed by Yamaha to be a nimble, cat-quick bike that weighs only 324 lbs with a low center of gravity. 18″ front wheels and 15″ rear wheels on the bike makes the small cruiser easier to navigate in and around the block.

As far as performance capabilities are concerned, the V Star 250 carries an air-cooled, 249cc, 60-degree V2 engine with a long 66mm stroke that produces soft roll-on power. The engine is then mated to a five-speed transmission with dual chrome exhaust pipes, allowing the engine to work its proverbial magic without all the undue pressure surrounding it. The bike also features a single 26mm Mikuni downdraft carburetor with accelerator pump that provides crisp throttle response.

Manual for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 250

2011 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 250.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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