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Yamaha FJR1300 (2001-present, including AS, AE) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2018-2019 Yamaha FJR1300A- Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Yamaha FJR1300.

The Yamaha FJR1300 is one of Yamaha’s big sports tourers. Yamaha has produced it since 2001, always with a 1,298cc inline four cylinder fuel injected engine.

The Yamaha FJR1300 It has always been a roughly 105 kW (140 hp) motorcycle making around 134 Nm (100 ft-lb) of torque at peak, pushing a somewhat heavy (~260 kg/~580 lb) chassis on a shaft drive. That much hasn’t changed in 20 years, so fundamentally, the service schedule for the early FJR is the same as today’s.

However there have been some generational changes worth mentioning

  • 1st generation FJR1300: Released in 2001
  • 2nd generation FJR1300 (2004 in US, 2006 in the rest of the world) Braking improvements (note: different brake pads), with bigger 320mm discs (up from 298mm), and standard ABS from 2006. A few other ridability improvements like revised final drive ratio, curved radiator, instrumentation changes, upgraded alternator, and vents
  • 2006: Semi-automatic transmission — known as the FJR1300AE in the US, and FJR1300AS in the rest of the world
  • 2007-2012: Series of small updates, like throttle improvements, an ABS system change, and standard heated grips
  • 2013: 3rd generation FJR1300: New bodywork, improved windshield, LED lighting, new dash. Higher spec automatic shift (ES in the US) model got electronic suspension and inverted front forks.
    • The 3rd gen FJR also had engine improvements: cylinder lining that dissipates heate better, new ECU with YCCT (ride by wire), riding modes, traction control, and various other new controls.
  • 2015: Six-speed transmission with new slipper/assist clutch, plus cornering lights

Looking through the manuals for all the models, the maintenance schedule is nearly the same, apart from a mention to read computer error codes, from a later model.

What you need to service the Yamaha FJ1300

If you’re servicing your own FJR, you need the following consumables, so here’s a little shopping list for you.

ItemYamaha FJR1300 spec
Spark PlugNGK CR8E or Denso U24ESR-N
Air filterK&N YA-1301
Front brake pads1st gen: EBC FA252HH
2nd gen onward: EBC FA423/4HH
Rear brake padsEBC FA319/2HH (all generations)
Brake fluidCastrol DOT 4
GreaseGet some lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease
Engine oil filter1st and 2nd gen: Hiflofiltro HF148
3rd gen: Hiflofiltro HF204RC
Engine oilYamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50
CoolantZerex G05 (an ethylene glycol antifreeze with corrosion inhibitors)
Yamaha FJR1300 replacement details

Yamaha FJR1300A Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha FJR1300. The maintenance schedule below is the same as in the manual, but modified to fit this screen.

Where there’s a difference between years, it’s mentioned.

Tips for maintenance

  • The maintenance schedule is in miles for the US manual and in kilometres for the Europe/Australia versions.
  • After the end of the schedule, continue in the pattern established.
  • Items marked with an asterisk require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

The maintenance for the Yamaha FJR1300A is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance — Emission Control System

x1000 mi0.648121620
x1000 km1713192531
month1612182430
Fuel line*•Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
•Replace if necessary.
Spark plugs*•Check condition.
•Adjust gap and clean.
Replace (manual specifies NGK CR8E or Denso U24ESR-N, gapped to 0.7-0.8mm with gapping tool)
Valve clearance*•Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is coldEvery 26600 mi (42000 km)
Crankcase breather system*•Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
•Replace if necessary.
Fuel injection*•Adjust synchronization
Exhaust system*•Check for leakage
•Tighten if necessary
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary
Evaporative emission control system* (for California only)•Check control system for damage.
•Replace if necessary.
Air induction system*•Check the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage
•Replace any damaged parts
Periodic maintenance — Emissions — Yamaha FJR1300

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

x1000 mi0.648121620
x1000 km1713192531
Itemmonth1612182430
Diagnostic system check* (2013+ models)•Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool (if you have one)
•Check the error codes
Air filter element•Clean with compressed air (be careful not to damage it)
•Replace if necessary (K&N YA-1301)
Clutch*•Clean operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage
•Correct if necessary
Front brake*•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage
•Replace brake pads if necessary
(1st gen: EBC FA252HH, 2nd gen: EBC FA423/4HH)
Rear brake*•Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage
•Replace brake pads if necessary (EBC FA319/2HH)
Brake hoses*•Check for cracks or damage
•Check for correct routing and clamping
•Replace (every 4 years)
Brake fluid*•Change (manual requires DOT 4; every 2 years)
Wheels *•Check runout and for damage
•Replace if necessary
Tires*•Check thread depth and for damage
•Replace if necessary
•Check air pressure
•Correct if necessary
Wheel bearings*•Check bearings for smooth operation
•Replace if necessary
Swingarm pivot bearings*•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease
Steering bearings*•Check bearing assembly for looseness
•Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease (every 16K miles/25K km)
Chassis fasteners*•Check all chassis fittings and fasteners
•Correct if necessary
Brake lever pivot shaft•Apply silicone grease lightly
Brake pedal pivot shaft•Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Clutch lever pivot shaft•Apply silicone grease lightly
Shift pedal pivot shaft•Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Centerstand and sidestand pivots*•Check operation
•Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Sidestand switch*•Check operation and replace if necessary
Front fork*•Check operation and for oil leakage.
•Replace if necessary.
Shock absorber assembly*•Check operation and for oil leakage.
•Replace if necessary.
Rear suspension link pivots•Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Engine oil•Change (warm engine before draining), use Yamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50
Engine oil filter cartridge*• Replace (1st and 2nd gen: KN-148, 3rd gen: KN-204-1).
Cooling system*•Check hoses for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
•Change coolant
Final gear oil*•Check oil level for oil leakage
•Change
Front and rear brake switches*•Check operation
Control cables*•Apply cable lubricant thoroughly
Throttle grip*•Check operation
•Check throttle cable free play and adjust if necessary.
•Lubricate cable and grip housing
•Lubricate grip warmer wire
Light, signals and switches*•Check operation
•Adjust headlight beam
General maintenance — Yamaha FJR1300

Note

  • The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • Hydraulic brake and clutch systems
    • After disassembling the brake or clutch master cylinders, caliper cylinders or clutch release cylinder, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake and clutch fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required
    • Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the brake or clutch master cylinders, caliper cylinders and clutch release cylinder every two years.
    • Replace the brake hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the Yamaha FJR1300

The Yamaha FJR1300 is one of the most iconic sport touring bikes of the last few decades.

It’s a sport touring motorcycle that people describe as “actually fast”, on top of being very comfortable, and rock-solid reliable. That’s why it’s one of the most common choices for a police bike in many countries, along with the Honda ST1300 and BMW R1200RT.

Since its launch, the Yamaha FJR1300 has had a 1,298cc DOHC 16-valve liquid-cooled transversely mounted inline four cylinder engine. In the early days it had a five speed gearbox, but Yamaha updated this in 2015. The engine is similar to that found in the XJR1300.

The high power comes despite the relaxed 10.8:1 compression ratio that means the FJR doesn’t depend on premium petrol.

Manual for the Yamaha FJR1300A

2018-2019 Yamaha FJR1300A Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2018-2019 Yamaha FJR1300A, with input from other manuals.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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