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2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6 a.k.a Yamaha R6

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6.

2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6

The maintenance for the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6 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 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

x1000 mi0.648121620
x1000 km1713192531
No.Itemmonth1612182430
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 synchronization
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.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

x1000 mi0.648121620
x1000 km1713192531
No.Itemmonth1612182430
1*Diagnostic system check• Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool
• Check error codes
2*Air filter element• Replace Every 24000 mi (37000 km)
3*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
4*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
6*Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing and clamping
• Replace.Every 4 years
7*Brake fluid• ChangeEvery 2 years
8*Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
9*Tires• Check tread depth and for dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
10*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth oper-
ation.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
12Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and
condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every 600 mi (1000 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain or riding in wet areas
13*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 16000 mi (25000 km)
14*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fas-
teners.
• 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 leak-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
22*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leak-
age.
• 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 dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant.
27*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
28*Control cables• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or other suitable cable lubricant thoroughly
29*Throttle grip • Check operation
• Check throttle grip play, and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing
30*Lights, signals and switches• Check operation
• Adjust headlight beam

TIP:
•Air filter
•This model’s air filter uses a disposable oil-coated paper element. This element cannot be cleaned with compressed air, doing so will only damage it.
•The air filter needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas

•Hydraulic brake service
• Regularly check the front and rear brake fluid levels. Replenish if necessary.
• Every two years replace the rear brake master cylinder, the internal components of the front brake master cylinder, the brake calipers, and change the brake fluid
• Replace the brake hose every four years, or sooner if cracked or damaged.

About the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6

The YZF-R6 is a legend on the street – and with 3 Supersport World titles in recent years it’s also a proven winner on the race track. One ride on this MotoGP-bred racer and you enter the exciting world of Yamaha.

Featuring low-drag bodywork and an aggressive look that bears all the characteristics of Yamaha’s thoroughbred R-series DNA, the new YZF-R6 has arrived.

And to give you the ability to push even harder, the new YZF-R6 comes with a 6-mode Traction Control System, as well as a Quick Shifter System (QSS) and ABS.

Manual for the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6

2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZF-R6.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.