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2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 a.k.a Yamaha R6

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6

The maintenance for the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

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• From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 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 (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 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 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
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3*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is coldEvery 26600 mi (42000 km)
4*Crankcase breather system•Check breather hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
5*Fuel injection•Adjust synchronization
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
8*Air induction system•Check the air cut valve and reed valve, and hose for damage
•Replace any damaged parts.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1*Air filter element• Replace Every 24000 mi (37000 km)
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 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 dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
8*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth oper-
ation.
• Replace if necessary.
9*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 32000 mi (50000 km)
10Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and
condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 12000 mi (19000 km)
12*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fas-
teners.
• 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 leak-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
20*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leak-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
21*Rear suspension link pivots• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
22Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
23*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
24*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change with ethylene glycol anti-freeze coolant every 24 months. Change
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 play, and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing
28*Lights, signals and switches• Check operation
• Adjust headlight

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•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 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 level and fill the reservoirs as required
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and calipers, and change the brake fluid
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6

The new Yamaha YZF-R6 has the looks to match any sports bike on the market, but more than its personable profile, the bike also has the performance to back it up. It’s no secret that the sports bike market is one of the most competitive in the industry, and automakers need to mind their p’s and q’s to ensure that their product delivers the goods.

Inside the YZF-R6’s MotoGP-inspired Deltabox aluminum frame lies a powerful 599cc DOHC 16-valve, liquid-cooled titanium-valved four-cylinder engine that’s considered as the most advanced production 600cc engine on the market. The YZF-R6 is also distinguished as being the first production motorcycle with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle system, ensuring flawless engine response under all conditions.

Manual for the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6

2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R6.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.