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2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 a.k.a Yamaha R1

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1.

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1

The maintenance for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 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 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 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
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 syncronization
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
8*Air induction system•Check the air cut valve and 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• ChangeEvery 2 years
7*Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace 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 beraings• Check operation and for excessive play
• Moderately repack with with lithium-soap-based greaseEvery 32000 mi (50000 km)
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 or riding in the rain
12*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease
Every 16000 mi (25000 km)
13*Steering damper• Check operation and for oil leakage
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 pivots 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 assembly• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
23*Rear suspension link pivots• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
24Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
25*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
26*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
*• Change coolant
27EXUP system• Check operation, cable free play and pulley positionEvery 12000 mi (19000 km)
28*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
29*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable
lube or engine oil thoroughly.
30*Throttle grip• Check operation and free play.
• Adjust the throttle cable free play
if necessary.
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing
and cable.
31*Lights, 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 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 cylinder and calipers, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and caliper, and change the brake fluid
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or sooner if cracked, damaged or if any section of the stainless steel brake has turned black

About the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1

The YZF-R1 family brings MotoGP styling and performance normally only experienced by the privileged few to the streets for consumption by the “everyman.” An on-board gyro enables a number of digital rider aids, such as the bank-sensitive traction control, slide control, ABS and more. Yamaha used its four-cylinder, Crossplane Concept engine to power the R1 family, the same mill as the FZ-10/MT-10, just in a more track-oriented package.

Naturally, the engine is packed with race-tested technology and electronic wizardry, with a whole fistful of acronyms to decipher. First off, the mechanics of the thing. The R1 family runs Yamaha’s oversquare, 998 cc, four-cylinder, crossplane concept mill with a 79 mm bore, 50.9 mm stroke and 13-to-1 compression ratio. This is a 1 mm larger diameter and 1.1 mm shorter stroke than the previous generation, and a slight bump in compression up from 12.7-to-1, all of which leaves us with a little more horsepower and a skosh less torque this year.

Manual for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.