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2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950.

2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950.

The maintenance for the 2012-2013 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
1Air 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.
• 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 operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack 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 2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950

2013 Yamaha V-Star 950 features 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin engine produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque. One-piece cylinder heads feature 4-valves per cylinder. The SOHC valve train features 31.5mm intake and 28mm exhaust valves with single valve springs which reduce friction and power losses. Specially designed “Y” shaped rocker arms activate the valves. Classic side mounted, large capacity, 3 litre air box houses an easy access, high-flow viscous paper-type filter. Dual bore, 35mm throttle body fuel injection system with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) and ISC (Idle Speed Control).

Manual for the 2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950

2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2012-2013 Yamaha V Star 950.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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