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2015 Yamaha FJ-09 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2015 Yamaha FJ-09

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09. It shares a lot with other motorcycles with the 847cc triple engine from Yamaha, like the MT-09.

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

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

For the Yamaha FJ-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.

ProductThumbnailDescription
Chain lubricantmotorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty), with variations recommended between manufacturers. 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 (not necessary if you have a center 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 Yamaha FJ-09 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09.

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

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

TIP:
• 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 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 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
ReplaceReplace
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*Evaporative emission control system (for California only)•Check control system for damage.
•Replace if necessary.
7*Air induction system•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 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•ReplaceEvery 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
*•ReplaceEvery 4 years
6*Brake fluid•ReplaceEvery 2 years
7*Wheels •Check runout and for damage
•Replace if necessary
8*Tires•Check thread 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 operation and for excessive play
*•Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based greaseEvery 32000 mi (50000km)
11Drive 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, riding in the rain or riding in wet areas
12*Steering bearings•Check bearing assemblies for looseness
*•Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based greaseEvery 12000 mi (19000 km)
13*Chassis fasteners•Check all chassis fittings 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
18Centerstand and sidestand pivots•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 assembly•Check operation and for oil leakage.
•Replace if necessary.
22*Rear suspension link pivots•Check operation
•Correct if necessary
23Engine oil•Change (warm engine before draining)
24*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
25*Cooling system•Check hoses for cracks and damage
•Replace if necessary
•Change coolant
26*Front and rear brake switches•Check operation
27*Control cables•Apply Yamaha chain 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*Light, 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 frequent 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 and clutch 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 2015 Yamaha FJ-09

Yamaha’s latest sport/adventure crossover bike, the FJ-09, offers a lot of fun and competence at a reasonable price. The FJ-09 is quick and comfortable but was hampered in the corners and around town by its weak rear shock, mediocre stock tires and abrupt throttle response. Both it and the FZ-09 upon which the FJ-09 is based have improved fuel mapping for 2015, but the FJ still needs a steady throttle hand or to be ridden in reduced-power B mode (vs. full-power Std or A modes) to prevent the herky-jerkies at low speeds and in corners.

Manual for the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

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

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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