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2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09. It’s similar to those of later years, e.g. the 2017 FZ-09.

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What you need to service the Yamaha FZ-09 — Consumables and Special Tools

If you’re servicing the FZ-09, you at least need

For the Yamaha FZ-09, the manual recommends the following specific consumables.

Engine oilUse Yamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50. The manual recommends “Yamalube” and it’s affordable, so why not! Don’t over-torque the bolt (spec is 43 Nm/31 lb-ft for the oil drain bolt per the manual) — use a torque wrench if you don’t have experience with how much torque is enough.
Oil filterNeeds to be changed every time you change the oil. Either get a stock oil filter (part 5GH-13440-50-00) or the K&N KN-204-1. Torque for the oil filter is 17 Nm/12 lb-ft.
Engine coolantYamaha recommends Yamacool, but use any coolant with a 50/50 mix of ethylene glycol and water. You can either use ethylene glycol pre-mix.
Spark PlugsNGK CPR9EA9 should be used per the manual Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.6-0.7mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued with a torque wrench to 18 Nm/13 lb-ft (new) or 13Nm/10 lb-ft (after checking).
Air filterYamaha part number 1RC-14451-00-00, or the K&N alternative YA-8514.
Brake padsChoose OEM, or EBC for more bite and lower fade. You need two sets for the front and one for the rear.
* Front: OEM 5SL-25805-00-00, EBC FA252HH
* Rear: OEM 5VX-25806-00-00, EBC FA174HH
Yamaha FZ-09, FJ-09, Tracer900, and MT-09 consumables (up to 2020)

And the following general consumables are useful as well.

Chain lubricantmotorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty). Motul chain paste is cheap and well-loved.
Chain cleaner brushmotorcycle maintenance - chain cleanerA chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.
Paddock standmotorcycle maintenance tools - paddock standLubricating the chain and changing the oil both become a lot easier once you use an affordable paddock stand.
Cable lubricantmotorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
GreaseGet a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.
General motorcycle consumables — Brake fluid, chain lube, clutch lube, and grease

2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09

The maintenance for the 2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

• From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 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.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
3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve
clearance when engine is cold
Every 26,600 mi (42,000 km)
4*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose
for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary
5*Fuel injection• Adjust synchronization.
6*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary
7*Air induction
• Check the air cut-off valve, 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 (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*Brake fluid• Replace.Every 2 years
7*Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
8*Tires• Check tread depth and for dam-
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
9*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth oper-
• Replace if necessary.
10*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 32,000 mi (50,000 km)
11Drive chain• Check chain slack
/alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
Every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
or riding in wet areas.
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 12,000 mi (19,000 km)
13*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis
fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
14Brake lever
pivot shaft
• Apply silicone
grease lightly.
15Brake pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
16Clutch lever
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
17Shift pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
18Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly.
19*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
20*Front fork• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
21*Shock absorber
• Check operation and for oil leak-
• Replace if necessary.
22*Rear suspension
link pivots
• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
23Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
24Engine oil
filter cartridge
• Replace.
25*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or dam-
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant.
26*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
27*Control cables• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or
other suitable cable lubricant thoroughly.
28*Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play,
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing.
29*Lights, signals
and switches
• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

•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 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 hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09

Lean, aggressive and nimble are my immediate impressions based on the overall looks of the bike. In typical “naked” fashion, Yamaha shunned excessive body-paneling, leaving very little mystery as to what it has going on under the hood, as it were. So without further ado, let’s take a look at what makes this particular model so likeable.

Yamaha’s Crossplane Concept CP3 engine serves as the beating heart for the FZ-09. This is an 847 cc, liquid-cooled, in-line triple that cranks out 64.3 pound-feet at 8,500 rpm; due in part to the staggered, downdraft intakes meant to open up the powerband a bit and make it start to come on earlier in the rpm range than systems with equidistant intakes. As one might expect, the engine follows a symmetrical firing order, which gives it smooth power-pulse delivery, and a counter-balancer cancels out the rocking couple to further smooth out the engine.

Manual for the 2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09

2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2015-2016 Yamaha FZ-09.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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