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2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom.

2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

The maintenance for the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom 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 the 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 month4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line•Check fuel hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary.
2*Fuel filter•Replace.Replace
3Spark plugs•Check condition.
•Adjust gap and clean.
•Replace at 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
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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*Carburetor synchronization• Adjust syncronization of carburetors.
7*Idle speed• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
8*Exhaust system• Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
9*Evaporative emis-
sion control system
(For California only)
• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.

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 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 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 pedal free play and replace brake pads if necessary.
4*Rear brake• Check operation.
• Adjust cable and replace brake shoes if necessary.
5*Brake hose• Check for cracks or damage.
• Replace. Every 4 years
6*Brake fluid• Replace. Every 2 years
7*Wheels• Check runout, spoke tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes if necessary.
8*Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
9*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
10*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease.
Repack.
11*Steering bearings• Check bearing assembly 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.
21Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining).
22Engine oil filter element• Replace.
23Final gear oil• Check oil level and for oil leakage.
• Change at initial 600 mi (1000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
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24*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.
25*Control and meter and cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil thoroughly.
26*Throttle grip housing and cable• Check operation and free play.
• Check throttle grip free play, and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing.
27*Lights, signals and switches• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

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● The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.

Hydraulic brake system
• When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level regularly and fill as required.
• Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder every two years.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

Yamaha’s choice of engine was just right. An 81 mm bore and 63 mm stroke gives the plant a decidedly oversquare layout and a mild 9-to-1 compression ratio with an overall displacement of 649 cc. Power output is something around 37 pound-feet of torque at three grand, depending on whose dyno you ask, so at just over 500-pounds wet, the V-Star isn’t exactly what you would call a stoplight burner. However, it is manageable power with a predictable delivery; just right as an entry-level ride for someone looking to get into larger cruisers at some point in the foreseeable future.

Manual for the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2015-2016 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.