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Yamaha XV1600 Road Star (1670cc, carburettor, 2004-2007) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2006-2007 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star motorcycle range. In Europe the XV1600 was known as the Wild Star.

The Yamaha XV1600 Road Star was released in a number of variants, including the Roadstar Silverado and Road Star Midnight, which was (you guessed it) blacked out. They all have the same underlying engine — a bored-out 1670cc carburettor fed engine — and thus all share the same maintenance schedule.

The 1670cc Yamaha Road Star replaced the earlier 1602cc Yamaha Road Star, and was replaced by the fuel-injected one of the same displacement in 2008.

Yamaha XV1600 Road Star Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star (the 1670cc, carburettor-fed version).

The maintenance for the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Notes:

  • From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
  • Items marked with an asterisk (*): Since these items require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
  • Notes on maintaining the air filter
    • The air filter needs more frequent service if you are riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
    • While the manual says to clean the air filter with compressed air, modern-day guidance is to not use compressed air, as you may damage the filter (and engine)
  • Note on maintaining the brake system:
    • After disassembling the brake master cylinders or caliper, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required.
    • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
    • Replace the brake hoses every four years and if cracked or damaged.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

ItemRoutine 600 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
Fuel line*• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Fuel filter*• Replace.Replace.
Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace.Replace.
Valve clearance*• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.Every 16,000 mi (25,000 km)
Crankcase breather system*• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
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.
Emissions system maintenance for the Yamaha XV1600

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

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
Air filter element*• Clean with compressed air (see note)
• 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* (For cast wheel models)• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Wheels* (For spoke wheel model)• Check runout, spoke tightness and for damage.
• Tighten spokes 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 belt*• Check for belt tension
• Adjust if necessary.
Every 2,500 mi (4,000 km)
Steering bearings*• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
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.
Sidestand pivot•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 cartridge*• Replace.
Transfer case oil*• Check for leakage.
• Change initial 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month, and thereafter every 16,000 mi (25,000 km) or 24 months.
ChangeChange
Front and rear brake switches*• Check operation.
Control cables*• Apply Yamaha chain and cable lube or engine oil 10W-30 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 table for the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star

About the Yamaha XV1600 Road Star

The Yamaha XV1600 Road Star was first launched in 1999 with a carburettor-fed 1602cc engine.

This was updated in 2004 to be 1670cc engine. The displacement is the same as that of the Yamaha Warrior, but the tuning and some internals are different (though to be honest maintaining them both is very similar!)

Knowing that many riders are exceptionally aware of the livery their bikes come in, Yamaha added a Silverado variation to its Road Star line-up. The Silverado comes with bags and a windscreen.

The platform is identical, and the new machine relies on the same proven 1670 cc air-cooled v-twin with a 5-speed transmission and belt drive.

Manual for the Yamaha 1600 Road Star

2006-2007 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual.

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2006 Yamaha Road Star.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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