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2011 Yamaha V Star 950 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950.

2011 Yamaha V Star 950 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950.

The maintenance for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950 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) 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.ItemRoutine600 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.
2*Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 8,000 mi
(13,000 km) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
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*Fuel injection• Adjust synshronization.
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.ItemRoutine600 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• Replace.Every 24,000 mi (37,000 km)
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 operation and for excessive play.
• Lubricate with lithium-soap-based
grease.
Every 32,000 mi (50,000 km)
10*Drive belt• Check belt tension.
• Replace if damaged.
• Check belt tension.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies
for loosenesss.
• 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 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*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
25*Control 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 cable and
grip housing.
27*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 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 or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950

2011 Yamaha V-Star 950 features 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque. Dual bore, 35mm throttle body fuel injection system with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) and ISC (Idle Speed Control). A 4-hole, 2-directional spray, Denso fuel injectors and stylish 2 into 1 exhaust system features a 3-way honeycomb-type catalyser at the entry point to the muffler. A 5-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for excellent city and highway drivability. Beefy 41mm front fork features stylish large-diameter brushed-finished fork covers. Wheel travel is 135mm (5.3″) and single, large 320mm front disc brake features a pin slide-type caliper with twin pistons. A 16.7 litre teardrop shaped fuel tank and reserve portion of the tank is 3.7 litres.

Manual for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950

2011 Yamaha V Star 950 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2011 Yamaha V Star 950.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.