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2017 Yamaha FZ-09 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2017 Yamaha FZ-09

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09, but it will be similar to the required maintenance for other FZ-09 models (or others in Yamaha’s 3-cylinder lineup), such as the Yamaha FJ-09 or the MT-09.

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What you need to maintain the Yamaha FZ-09

The following is a list of tools and consumables that are recommended for the Yamaha FZ-09 in the owner’s manual and in forums.

Best oil for Yamaha FZ-09 2017, Gastrol GTX Synthetic 10W-40
10W-40 will cover you nearly all the time. (Current may vary from photo.)
  • Engine Oil — Yamaha owner’s manuals recommend “YamaLube“, or any oil with a grade of API service SG type or higher; JASO standard MA, with an SAE viscosity of 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-40, 20W-40, or 20W-50 — depending on the outside ambient temperature range. Using 10W-40 will cover you from -10C (10F) up to 40C (110F); 10W50 will take you a litlte higher if you plan on riding through the desert. Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-40 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is an excellent, low-priced oil.
  • Oil filter wrench — Don’t buy an expensive custom oil filter wrench. Use this generic one, which you can use for any motorcycle.
  • Oil filter — Get the genuine Yamaha element 5GH-13440-50-00 from Amazon’s Yamaha Store.
  • Coolant — Yamaha’s “YamaCool” is 60/40 pre-mix, but it’s expensive! And 50/50 premix is fine and is what most people use. Here’s an affordable 50/50 pre-mix by Valvoline on Amazon. You can also use Engine Ice, but check track rules first, if you ever plan on going to the track.
  • Chain lubricant — Use Motul chain lubricant. (Some people just use old engine oil, but that gets messy!)
  • Tyres — Tyre sizes are: Front: 100/90–19 M/C 57V , and rear: 150/70 R17 M/C 69V. (See below for tyre pressures)
  • Clutch cable lubricant — generic cable lubricant is fine (the more critical thing is actually using it)
  • Brake fluid — Manual specifies Dot 4. Castrol Dot 4 synthetic is inexpensive and great quality
  • Grease — A generic grease is good for lubricating major components like your side stand, center stand, and major bearings. This Valvoline grease is cheap and versatile.

2017 Yamaha FZ-09 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09.

The maintenance for the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

TIP:
• From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
• Items marked with an asterisk require special tools, data and technical skills. Have a Yamaha dealer perform the service if you don’t have those available.

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.Every 12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months
3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve
clearance when engine is cold
Every 26,600 mi (42,000 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-off valve, 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*Diagnostic system
check
• Perform dynamic inspection
using Yamaha diagnostic tool.
• Check the 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• Change.Every 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 operation.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 32,000 mi (50,000 km)
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 12,000 mi (19,000 km)
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
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)
25Engine oil
filter cartridge
• Replace.
26*Cooling system• Check coolant level and vehicle
for coolant leakage.
• Change coolant.Every 3 years.
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 free 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 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 frequently 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 fluid level and fill the reservoirs as required.
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

Tyre pressures for the 2017 FZ-09

Recommended tyre pressures (cold tires) for the FZ-09 are

  • Front: 250 kPa (36 psi)
  • Rear: 290 kPa (42 psi)

The above tire pressures apply for any load up to maximum load of 174kg/384lb, but adjust as necessary to suit your riding style and road conditions.

About the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09

Yamaha powers the FZ-09 with its 847 cc Crossplane Crankshaft Concept CP3 triple engine. In response to critics of the too-abrupt throttle changes of the previous gen, Yamaha repurposed the 2017’s FJ-09 fuel map for use with the FZ’s ride-by-wire throttle control, making it less “snatchy”.

The result is a much tamer, less abrupt response that retains but a fraction of its former snappiness, much to the benefit of the handling since the previous setup was widely regarded as being far too sensitive to even minor changes in throttle-grip position.

Yammy’s proprietary D-mode allows the rider to further tune power deliver according to riding style and conditions, so you should be able to mix and match D-mode and traction control settings to suit whatever kind of rider you identify as on any given day.

Manual for the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09

2017 Yamaha FZ-09 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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