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2015 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2015 Yamaha V Star 250

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2015 Yamaha V Star 250.

2015 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2015 Yamaha V Star 250.

The maintenance for the 2015 Yamaha V Star 250 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

Note:
• From 19,000 mi (31,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 7,000 mi (11,000 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 month4,000 mi (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months16,000 mi (26,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel and vacuum
hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 7,000 mi (11,000 km)
or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance
when engine is cold.
4*Crankcase
breather system
• Check breather hose for
cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
5*Idle speed• Check and adjust
engine idle speed.
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.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4,000 mi (6,000 km) or 6 months7,000 mi (11,000 km) or 12 months10,000 mi (16,000 km) or 18 months13,000 mi (21,000 km) or 24 months16,000 mi (26,000 km) or 30 months
1Air filter element• Clean with solvent.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Battery• Check specific gravity and
breather hose for proper operation.
3*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
4*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level,
and for fluid leakage.
• Adjust brake lever free play and
replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Rear brake• Check operation.
• Adjust brake pedal free play and
replace brake shoes if necessary.
6*Brake hose• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing
and clamping.
• Replace.Every 4 years.
7*Brake fluid• Replace.Every 2 years.
8*Wheels• Check runout, spoke
tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes if necessary.
9*Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
10*Wheel bearings •Check bearings for
smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Swingarm pivot
bushes
• Check bush assemblies for looseness.
• Lubricate with lithium-soap-based grease.
12Drive chain• Check chain slack,
alignment and condition.
• Adjust and thoroughly lubricate
chain with Yamaha chain and cable
lube.
Every 300 mi (500 km) and after washing the motorcycle
or riding in the rain or wet areas.
13*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies
for looseness.
• Moderately repack with
lithium-soap-based grease
every 10,000 mi (16,000 km)
or 18 months.
Repack
14*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis
fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
15Brake lever
pivot shaft
• Apply silicone
grease lightly.
16Brake pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
17Clutch lever
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
18Shift pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
19Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based
grease lightly.
20*Sidestand switch• Check operation and
replace if necessary.
21*Front fork• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
22*Shock absorber
assemblies
• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
23Engine oil• Change (warm engine
before draining.)
24Engine oil filter
element
• Replace.
25*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
26*Control and
meter cables
• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or other
suitable cable lubricant thoroughly.
27*Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and
grip housing.
28*Lights, signals and
switches
• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

Tip:
● 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 Yamaha V Star 250

Star light, Star bright. An ultra light and nimble cruiser with plenty of torque, smooth power, huge MPGs and a nice, low seat to help you keep your feet on the ground. The 2015 Yamaha V Star 250 is small in price but huge in style, performance and value. The perfect choice for new riders or anyone wanting a super fun way to cruise from point A to B.

There are a whole bunch of reasons to check out the V-Star 250, but the most intriguing is it’s authentic V-twin powerplant, which means that you’re getting full-sized rumble and styling in an easy to ride, lightweight bike.

Manual for the 2015 Yamaha V Star 250

2015 Yamaha V Star 250 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2015 Yamaha V Star 250.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.