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2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S.

2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S

The maintenance for the 2012-2013 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.
• 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 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)
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.
• 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 2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S

The 2012 Yamaha Road Star S is there for you: moved around by a modern 1670 cc V-twin engine with top-notch fuel injection making sure the accelerations are precise and strong, in the city or on the highway. Premium adjustable suspension makes riding smoother than you’d think, while setting the bike for city riding or two-up touring is easy.

Massive disc brakes help tame this beast: dual 298 mm rotors for the front and a crazy 320 mm in the rear. Adding in the air-cooling and belt drive means low-maintenance for a more enjoyable experience.
The fat front tire is a great match for the chunky chromed-out headlight and massive sculpted seat, while the generous handlebars make steering the 2012 Yamaha Road Star S effortless and precise, adding serious points on the comfort scale.

Manual for the 2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S

2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2012-2013 Yamaha Road Star S.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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