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2012 Yamaha XT250 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2012 Yamaha XT250

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2012 Yamaha XT250.

2012 Yamaha XT250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Yamaha XT250.

The maintenance for the 2012 Yamaha XT250 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

TIP:
•From 19000 mi (31000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting 7000 mi (11000 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 month
4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months

7000 mi (11000 km) or 12 months
10000 mi (16000 km) or 18 months
13000 mi (21000 km) or 24 months
16000 mi (26000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line•Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
2Spark plug•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace every 7000 mi (11000 km) or 12 months and thereafter every 6000 mi (10000 km) or 12 months
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3Spark arrester•Clean
4*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold
5*Crankcase breather system•Check breather hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
6*Idle speed•Check and adjust engine idle speed
7*Exhaust system•Check for leakage
•Tighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
8*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary
9*Air induction system•Check the air cut valve and reed valve, and hose for damage
•Replace any damaged parts if necessary

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4000 mi (6000 km) or 6 months

7000 mi (11000 km) or 12 months
10000 mi (16000 km) or 18 months
13000 mi (21000 km) or 24 months
16000 mi (26000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter element• Clean condition and for damage, and replace if necessary
• Replace
2*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
3*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
4*Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Brake hose• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing and clamping
• Replace.Every 4 years
6*Wheels• Check runout. spoke tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes 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 bushes• Check bearing assemblies for looseness
• Lubricate with lithium-soap-based grease
10Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and
condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every 300 mi (500 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain or riding in wet areas
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease
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• Check operation
• Correct if necessary
22Engine oil• Change (Warm engine before draining)
23Engine oil filter element• Replace.
24*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
25*Control cables• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or other suitable cable lubricant thoroughly
26*Throttle grip • Check operation
• Check throttle grip free play and adjust if necessary
• Lubricate the throttle 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 damaging it
•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 cylinder 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 cylinder and caliper, and change the brake fluid
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2012 Yamaha XT250

For the 2012 model, the XT250 features a multifunction digital LCD instrument panel with cool green background lighting is easily visible day or night.

There’s also a stylish gas tank that holds a full 2.4 gallons for long-range riding; a long, thick seat that creates a balanced riding position for optimal rider movement and comfort; a durable and wide front fender that’s been designed to keep mud and dirt off the rider when exploring off-road trails; frame-mounted passenger footpegs that provide two-up riding capability; an Enduro-style, 60/55-watt halogen headlight that features a cool 133mm lens for excellent visibility at night; flex-mounted turn indicators; retractable brake and shift pedals; durable fork boots to help prevent rocks and debris from damaging fork sliders; and standard dual rearview mirrors, among other things.

Manual for the 2012 Yamaha XT250

2012 Yamaha XT250 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2012 Yamaha XT250.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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