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Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen (2006-2015, fuel injected) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2014-2013 Yamaha FZ1

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the second generation FZ1, made between 2006 and 2015, replacing the earlier carburettor-fed 1st gen FZ1 made between 2001 and 2005.

The second-generation Yamaha FZ1 was made between 2006 and 2015. It uses a fuel-injected engine from the 2004-2006 Yamaha R1. But even though the FZ1 was made through to 2015, it didn’t get the 2009 Yamaha R1’s crossplane crankshaft until the FZ-10/MT-10 of 2016 onward.

The Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen was also known as the FZ1 Fazer, FZ1-S Fazer, or FZ-1N when it was sold without a fairing (outside the US), the “N” being for “Naked”. Obviously, maintenance for these motorcycles is all the same, as it was just the name that changed.

Yamaha made some updates to the second generation FZ1, including

  • Some suspension upgrades
  • Updated fuelling to remove throttle snatch, and to improve low-to-mid RPM response
  • Various colour options

The fundamentals of the Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen — the engine, the brakes, and suspension — didn’t change.

The FZ1 2nd gen was replaced by the Yamaha FZ-10 / MT-10 from 2016 with that sweet crossplane crank engine.

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What you need to maintain the Yamaha FZ1

It’s a chain driven naked (or semi-naked) 4-cylinder sportbike, so maintaining the FZ1 is much like other motorcycles of its class, like the Honda CBR900 919 or the Kawasaki Z1000.

Aside from the usual motorcycle maintenance tools, you’ll need the following parts to maintain the FZ1.

Part/consumableImageYamaha FZ1 2nd gen maintenance parts
Engine oilYamalube yamaha engine oilYamaha recommends using their own motor oil, which is affordable and good. Yamalube 10W-40 covers a huge range of operating temperatures, from below freezing to above 100 degrees F / 40 degrees C. Or use a high-grade synthetic like Motul 7100 or Mobil 1 Synthetic.
Oil filterK&N oil filterReplace every 2nd oil change. Many 3rd gen R1 owners use Hiflofiltro filter HF204RC for easy replacement (you can use a normal wrench).
Brake fluidCastrol dot 4 brake fluidUse Castrol DOT 4 which meets the spec.
Spark plugsNGK spark plugsYou need four spark plugs for the FZ1, NGK CR9EK for this gen.
Air filterair filter generic picUse K&N air filter YA-1006 for this gen Yamaha FZ1.
Chain lubricantmotorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteA really popular chain lubricant that’s low-mess and highly effective is Motul chain paste.
CoolantZerex valvoline coolantYamaha motorcycles use ethylene-glycol anti-freeze with corrosion-prevention properties that are silicate and borate free. One of the best deals on Amazon is Honda Coolant (yes it works in any bike!) — it’s long-life, high-quality, and well-loved.
Cable lubricantmotorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantKeeping good clutch action depends on having a well-lubricated chain. You can use engine oil, but Protect All Cable Life is an affordable and well-used staple of maintenance.
Mechanical greaseIt’s important to grease moving parts, like the sidestand and sometimes bearings, to keep them from getting notchy or seizing. Valvoline moly-fortified grease meets a lot of needs.
Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen maintenance parts

Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha FZ1.

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

Notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • The miles come from the US manuals, and the kms come from the European manuals. They don’t quite match if you do the math.
  • From the end of the maintenance schedule, continue in the pattern shown.
  • Per Yamaha, items marked with an asterisk (i.e. anything other than changing the oil, lubing the chain, and greasing pivot points) “require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service”
  • Air filter
    • Do not clean the air filter with compressed air — it may get damaged. The air filter is a disposable oil-coated paper element.
    • Replace the air filter more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas
  • Hydraulic brake service
    • Change the fluid every time you disassemble the brake master cylinders and callipers.
    • 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 callipers and change the brake fluid
    • Replace the brake hose every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

Periodic Maintenance — Emission Control System

Miles (US)60040008000120001600020000
Kms (Eur)10001000020000300004000050000
Fuel line*•Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
Spark plugs*•Check condition
•Adjust gap and clean
•Replace (R) periodically (NGK CR9EK)
Valve clearance*•Check and adjust valve clearanceEvery 26600 mi (40000 km)
Crankcase breather system*•Check breather hose for cracks or damage
•Replace if necessary
Fuel injection*•Check and adjust engine idle speed and 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 valve and reed valve, and hose for damage
•Replace damaged parts.
Periodic maintenance for emissions — Yamaha FZ1

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

Air filter element• Replace (YA-1006)Every 24K mi (40K km)
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.
• Check for correct routing and clamping
• Replace.Every 4 years
Brake fluid• Replace. (Castrol DOT 4)Every 2 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.
Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain (with e.g. Motul chain paste).
Every 600 mi (1K km) or after the chain gets wet
Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
• Moderately repack with lithium soap-based grease.Every 12K mi (20K km)
Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting 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 lithium soap-based 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• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
Engine oil• Change (Yamalube 10W-40, Motul 7100)
Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace (HF204RC)
Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant (Honda Coolant … yes, even for a Yamaha)
Front and rear brake switches• Check operation
Control cables• Lubricant thoroughly (Protect all cable life)
Throttle grip• Check operation
• Check throttle grip free play, and adjust if necessary
• Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable (Protect all cable life)
Lights, signals and switches• Check operation
• Adjust headlight beam
Maintenance schedule for Yamaha FZ1

About the Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen

Practical and comfortable, yet agile and fast, the Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen is ready for fun every time you fire it up.

It was a huge update from the 1st gen FZ1, getting a fuel-injected engine. It’s still a liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder DOHC engine, this one a 20-valve one, displacing 998cc.

Even though the MT-10 is the bike to get these days, don’t forget that the humble FZ1 made 108 kW (148 hp) @ 11,000 rpm, and 106 Nm (78 ft-lb) @ 8,000 rpm… this is performance that’s not unlike the K5 GSX-R1000. In other words, it’s massive.

The Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen weighs only 221 kg (487 lb) soaking wet, so with that much torque and power, it makes for a real hooligan machine.

The bike is built on a cast aluminum frame that uses the engine as a stressed member, thus improving the overall rigidity, keeping the weight at a low level and improving the handling.

As far as suspension is concerned, the Yamaha FZ1 has fully adjustable 43 mm inverted forks and rear single shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping. It’s very competent, especially given that this is a commuter/touring bike.

Manual for the Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen

2013-2014 Yamaha FZ1 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the Yamaha FZ1 from 2014, but it’s applicable to all year models.

You can download the manual for the 2nd gen Yamaha FZ1 from Yamaha’s website here.

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