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2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec.

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec.

The maintenance for the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec 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 the maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months.
• Items marked with an asterisk require special tools, data and skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

No.ItemRoutine600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line•Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
•Replace if necessary.
2Spark plugs•Check condition.
•Adjust gap and clean.
•Replace at 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months
ReplaceReplace
3*Valve clearance•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold
•Adjust if necessary
Every 16000 mi (25000 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.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4,000 mi (7,000 km) or 6 months8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months12,000 mi (19,000 km) or 18 months16000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31,000 km) or 30 months
1*Diagnostic system
check
• Perform dynamic inspection
using Yamaha diagnostic tool.
• Check the error codes.
2Air 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 (cast)• Check runout and for damage.
*Wheels (spoke)• Check runout, spoke tightness
and for damage.
• Tighten spokes 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 operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 32,000 mi (50,000 km)
12*Drive belt• Check belt condition.
• Replace if damaged.
• Check belt tension.
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2500 mi (4000 km)
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*Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
24*Engine oil
filter cartridge
• Replace.
25*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
26*Control cables• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or other
suitable cable lubricant thoroughly.
27*Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play,
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing.
28*Lights, signals
and switches
• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

Tip:
•Air filter
•This model uses a disposable oil-coated paper element. This element cannot be cleaned with compressed air, doing so will damage it.
• Replace the air filter more frequently if you often ride in the rain or dusty conditions.
•Hydraulic brake service
• Regularly check the brake fluid levels. Replenish as necessary.
• 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 sooner if cracked or damaged.

About the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

The Bolt R-Spec features compact, raw bobber design is a perfect union of old-school style and modern urban performance. The 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin engine produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque- maximum torque is reached at only 3,000 rpm. The 31.5 mm intake & 28 mm exhaust valves use friction reducing single valve springs. A 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency & overall engine performance at all rpms, 2 into 1 exhaust system, compact 1570 mm (61.8″) wheelbase provides light, agile handling, for a fun riding experience and 41mm KYB front fork offers 120 mm (4.7″) of wheel travel. Lightweight 12-spoke, cast aluminum wheels, front wheel size is MT2.50 x 19; tire size is 100/90 x 19, rear wheel size is MT3.50 x 16; tire size is 150/80 x 16 with tubeless tires.

Manual for the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

2018 Yamaha Bolt Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.