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2015-2017 Yamaha WR250F Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2016-2018 Yamaha WR250F

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2015-2017 Yamaha WR250F.

This applies to the

  • 2015 Yamaha WR250F
  • 2016 Yamaha WR250F
  • 2017 Yamaha WR250F

Built since 2001, the WR250F has gone through a few evolutionary changes along the way, but a lot of the maintenance requirements are roughly the same.

The 2018-19 Yamaha WR250F was overhauled (more power!) and the 2020 Yamaha WR250F was overhauled yet again.

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2015-2017 Yamaha WR250F Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2015-2017 Yamaha WR250F.

The maintenance for the 2016-2018 Yamaha WR250F 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 4200 mi (7000 km) or 9 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 1800 mi (3000 km) or 3 months
  • Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and technical skills (unless you’re game).
NOITEMCHECKS AND MAINTENANCE JOBS600 mi (1000 km) or 1 month1800 mi (3000 km) or 3 months3000 mi (5000 km) or 6 months
1*Fuel line•Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
2Spark plugs•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace if necessary with
NGK/LMAR8G
3*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold
4*Air filter element•Clean with solvent and apply foam air-filter oil equivalent oil
•Replace if necessary (OEM 1SL-14451-01-00)
5*Breather system•Check ventilation hose for cracks or damage and drain any deposits
*•ReplaceEvery 2 years
6*Fuel injection•Adjust engine idling speed
7Exhaust system•Check for leakage
•Tighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
8Engine oil•Change (warm engine before draining) with Yamalube 10W-40
9Engine oil filter element•Replace (part 5D3-13440-09-00)
10Engine oil strainer•Clean
Periodic maintenance for the Yamaha WR250F

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

NOITEMCHECKS AND MAINTENANCE JOBS600 mi (1000 km) or 1 month1800 mi (3000 km) or 3 months3000 mi (5000 km) or 6 months
1Clutch•Check operation.
•Adjust or replace cable.
2*Cooling system•Check hoses for cracks of damage
•Replace if necessary
*•Replace with ethylene glycol anti-freeze coolant (Valvoline 50/50 pre-mix) every 1 yearEvery 1 year
3*Spark arrester•Clean
4*Front brake•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage
•Replace brake pads if necessary (OEM)
*•Replace brake fluid every 1 yearEvery 1 year
5*Rear brake•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage
•Replace brake pads if necessary (OEM)
*•Replace brake fluid every 1 yearEvery 1 year
6*Brake hoses•Check for cracks or damage
*•ReplaceEvery 4 year
7*Wheels•Check runout, spokes 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
11Drive chain• Check chain slack/alignment and
condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every ride
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease every 1200 mi (2000 km) or 12 months (whichever comes first)
13Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly.
14Brake pedal pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly.
15Sidestand pivot• Check operation
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease (all-purpose grease) lightly.
16*Front fork• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
17*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
18*Rear suspension link pivots• Apply molybdenum disulfide grease lightly
19*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil 10W-30 thoroughly
20*Throttle grip housing and cable• Check operation and free play.
• Adjust the throttle cable free play
if necessary.
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing
and cable.
21*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners
• Correct if necessary
22Battery• Check terminal for looseness and corrosion
General maintenance for the WR250F

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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 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 2016-2018 Yamaha WR250F

The WR250F is an off-road trail bike that’s not purpose-built for racing.

Until 2014, the WR250F had kind of been neglected by Yamaha. Top Speed said that “for the most part, it had gradually fallen from being a hot ticket to same-old, same-old mediocrity.”

Yamaha’s 2016 model WR250F continues with the revolutionary rearward-slanted, fuel injected, 249cc, DOHC four-stroke engine featuring four titanium valves, sitting inside a bilateral beam frame combined with a host of technology which massage the bike from its YZ250F-base to an off-road performer.

It has KYB suspension front and rear, a 7.5-litre fuel tank, an 18-inch rear wheel, electric start, a radiator fan, skid plate, side stand, wide-ratio six-speed gearbox and a top-mounted airbox.

Manual for the 2016-2018 Yamaha WR250F

2016-2018 Yamaha WR250F Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2016-2018 Yamaha WR250F.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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