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Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen (2001-2005, carburettor) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2005 Yamaha FZ1

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Yamaha FZ1 1st gen made between 2001 and 2005, based on a carburettor-fed Yamaha R1 engine.

The first generation Yamaha FZ1 was also known as the FZS1000 Fazer in Europe, and is generally called a Fazer worldwide by enthusiasts.

Yamaha didn’t update the first-generation FZ1 other than introducing the FZS1000S in 2005, with a black engine.

Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen.

The maintenance for the first gen Yamaha FZ1 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • Items marked with an asterisk (*): Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, Yamaha recommends you have a Yamaha dealer perform the service
  • From 24000 mi (37000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months

Periodic Maintenance — Emission Control System

Miles60040008000120001600020000
Kms100010000200003000040000
Months1612182430
Fuel line*•Check fuel and vacuum hoses for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
Fuel filter*•Replace (R)R
Spark plugs*•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace as scheduled (R)
RR
Valve clearance*•Check and adjust valve clearanceEvery 26600 mi (42000 km)
Crankcase breather system*•Check breather hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
Carburetor synchronization*•Adjust synchronization of carburetors
Idle speed*•Check and adjust engine idle speed
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 valve, reed valve, and hose for damage
•Replace any damaged parts.
Periodic maintenance — Emissions

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

Miles60040008000120001600020000
Kms100010000200003000040000
Months1612182430
Air filter element*• Clean with compressed air
• Replace if necessary.
Clutch*• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
Front brake*• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
Rear brake*• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
Brake hoses*• Check for cracks or damage.
• Replace.Every 4 years
Wheels*• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Tires*• Check tread 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 assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium soap-based grease.
Repack
Drive chain• Check chain slack/alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate (Motul Chain Paste)
Every 600 mi (1000 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
Steering bearings*• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium soap-based grease as scheduled
Repack
Chassis fasteners*• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts• Apply lithium-soap-based grease
lightly.
Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts• 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)
Engine oil filter*• Replace.
Cooling system*• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change with ethylene glycol-based coolant every 24 months. Change
Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
Control cables*• Apply lubricant (e.g. Protect All Cable Life) thoroughly
Throttle grip housing and cable*• Check operation and free play.
• Adjust the throttle cable free play
if necessary.
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing
and cable.
Lights, signals and switches*• Check operation
• Adjust headlight beam
General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart — Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen


Maintenance notes

  • The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in an unusually wet or dry areas
  • Hydraulic brake service
    • After disassembling the brake master cylinder and caliper, 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 hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen

Derived from the legendary R1, the Yamaha FZ1 1st gen packs a huge amount of horsepower (100+ kW or 140+ hp) and torque into a chassis that handles well yet is comfortable enough to ride all day long.

The FZ1 is for the rider who likes sportbike performance but prefers more comfortable ergonomics. If you’re not going to hunch your chest over the tank, hugging the tank with your knees, then the FZ1 may be more your cup of tea, as it has a more traditional upright seating position, yet sacrifices almost nothing in terms of engine and handling performance — especially for everyday use.

Just like the R1, the FZ1 was a standard bearer for street sport motorcycles. Nothing came close in terms of power and handling.

The Yamaha FZ1 1st gen has a tubular steel frame and modified YZF-R1 engine, tuned slightly for lower down performance, but barely. You won’t notice unless you regularly rev into the five digits.

Manual for the Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen

2005 Yamaha FZ1 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the Yamaha FZ1 1st Gen from 2005, but nothing substantive changed between then and the first year in 2001.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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