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Yamaha Virago 1100 (XV1100, 1986-1999) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

1998-1999 Yamaha Virago 1100

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Yamaha Virago 1100.

Yamaha Virago 1100 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha Virago 1100.

The maintenance for the Yamaha Virago 1100 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Notes:

  • Items marked with an asterisk: These items require specified tools, data, and technical skills, Yamaha suggests you have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
  • For odometer readings of time periods higher than 31,000 km (19,000 mi) or 31 months, repeat the same maintenance as listed in the chart from the 7000 km (4,400 mi) or 7-month interval.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

ItemRemarks 1,000 km (600 mi) or 1 month7,000 km (4,400 mi) or 7 months13,000 km (8,200 mi) or 13 months19,000 km (12,000 mi) or 19 months25,000 km (15,800 mi) or 25 months31,000 km (19,600 mi) or 31 months
Valve clearance*• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.
Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace at 13,000 km (8,200 mi) or 13 months and thereafter every 12,000 km (7,600 mi) or 12 months.
ReplaceReplace
Crankcase ventilation system*• Check ventilation hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Fuel line*• Check fuel hose and vacuum pipe for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Exhaust system*• Check for leakage.
• Retighten if necessary.
• Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
Carburetor synchronization*• Adjust synchronization of carburetors.
Idle speed*• Check and adjust engine idle speed.
• Adjust cable free play.
Evaporative emission control system* (CA Only)• Check control system for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Virago 1100 emissions maintenance

* Since this items require special tools, data and technical skills, they should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

ItemRemarksType 1,000 km (600 mi) or 1 month7,000 km (4,400 mi) or 7 months13,000 km (8,200 mi) or 13 months19,000 km (12,000 mi) or 19 months25,000 km (15,800 mi) or 25 months31,000 km (19,600 mi) or 31 months
Engine oil• Warm-up engine before draining.
Oil filter*• Replace.
Air filter*• Clean with compressed air (gently)
• Replace if necessary.
Brake system*• Adjust free play.
• Replace pads if necessary. (Front)
• Replace shoes if necessary. (Rear)
Clutch*• Adjust free play.
Final gear oil*• Check oil level and leakage.
• Replace every 24,000 km (15,000 mi) or 24 months.
SAE 80 API “GL-4”
hypoid gear oil
RepalceCheck
Control and meter cable• Apply cable lubricant thoroughly.
Rear arm pivot bearing*• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 24,000 km (15,000 mi) or 24 months.
Lithium soap base greaseRepack
Brake/Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply cable lubricant
Brake pedal and shift pedal shaft• Apply chain lube lightly.Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
Center/Side-stand pivots*• Check operation and lubricate.
• Apply chain lube lightly.
Yamaha chain and cable lube or SAE 10W30 motor oil
Front fork*•Check operation and leakage.
Steering bearings*• Check bearing assembly for looseness.
• Moderately repack every 24,000 km (15,000 mi) or 24 months.
Lithium soap base greaseRepack
Wheel bearings*• Check bearing for smooth rotation.
Battery• Check specific gravity and breather pipe for proper operation.
Sidestand switch• Check and clean or replace if necessary.

NOTES

  • Air filter cleaning and replacement
    • While the manual suggests you clean the air filter with compressed air, these days mechanics (and manuals) suggest you do NOT do so.
    • The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • Brake fluid replacement
    • When disassembling the master cylinder or caliper cylinder, always replace the brake fluid. Check the brake fluid level regularly and fill as required.
    • Replace the oil seals on the inner parts of the master cylinder and caliper cylinder every two years.
    • Replace the brake hoses every four years or if cracked or damaged.

About the Yamaha Virago 1100

The engine was an air-cooled v2, four-stroke. A 95.0mm bore x 75.0mm stroke results in a displacement of just 1063.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via an overhead cams (ohc).

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 140/90-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic Fork while the rear was equipped with a Dual Shocks, 5-way Preload Adjustment. The XV1100 Virago was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 60.04 inches (1525 mm) long.

Manual for the Yamaha Virago 1100

1998-1999 Yamaha Virago 1100 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 1998-1999 Yamaha Virago 1100.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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