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2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1.

It applies to

  • 2017 Yamaha R1
  • 2018 Yamaha R1
  • 2019 Yamaha R1

It has a lot in common with other editions of the 2015+ Yamaha R1, including the 2020 Yamaha R1 (and a lot in common with the MT-10).

2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1.

The maintenance for the 2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System


  • 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.ItemRoutine600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months20000 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
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
Periodic maintenance for the Yamaha R1 2016

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
1Diagnostic 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. (Guide to R1 Brake Pads)
5*Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary (Guide to R1 Brake Pads).
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 damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
10*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Swingarm pivot beraings• Check operation and for excessive play
• Moderately repack with with lithium-soap-based greaseEvery 32000 mi (50000 km)
12Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
Every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
13*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease
Every 16000 mi (25000 km)
14*Steering damper• Check operation and for oil leakage
15*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
16Brake lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly
17Brake pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
18Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
19Shift pedal pivots shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
20Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
21*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
22*Front fork• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
23*Shock absorber assembly• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
24*Rear suspension link pivots• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
25Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
26*Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
27*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
*• Change coolant
28EXUP system• Check operation, cable free play and pulley positionEvery 12000 mi (19000 km)
29*Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
30*Control cables• Apply Yamaha chain and cable
lube or engine oil thoroughly.
31*Throttle grip• Check operation and free play.
• Adjust the throttle cable free play
if necessary.
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing
and cable.
32*Lights, signals and switches• Check operation
• Adjust headlight beam

•Air filter
•This model’s air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, This element cannot be cleaned with compressed air, doing so will only damage it
•The air filter element 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, damaged, or if any section of the stainless steel brake has turned black

About the 2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha’s R1 family brings genuine race bike fun to the unwashed masses for a price that belies their capabilities.

The base-model R1 and its even more race-tastic “M” variant come with MotoGP-level performance, and indeed are actually set up to be quickly converted for track use, so these are no poser bikes, not by a long shot.

A powerful liter-sized engine pushes the R1 family well into the ridiculous category with updated electronic subsystems to help you keep it all under control, and of course, the synergy between the components makes the R1 family much greater than the sum of its parts.

The 70 mm bore and 50.9 mm stroke adds up to 998 cc with a 13-to-1 compression ratio that adds up to premium fuel, no way around that, but the breaks if you want to play with the big boys. A slipper clutch adds another layer of traction-patch protection with a six-speed gearbox to crunch the ratios and send power to the rear wheel via O-ring chain drive.

Manual for the 2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1

2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2017-2019 Yamaha YZF-R1.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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