Parts and ser­vic­ing

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Ser­vice sched­ule

The ba­sic ser­vice in­ter­val is 6000 miles, which cov­ers an oil (but not fil­ter) change plus throt­tle-body bal­anc­ing and a fairly ex­ten­sive list of mi­nor lu­bri­ca­tion tasks which are widely ne­glected, as is the spark-plug check. Plugs are due to be changed at 12k (but again it’s of­ten skimped) along with the oil fil­ter, and the head bear­ings and rear sus­pen­sion piv­ots are due a greas­ing at the same time — which they usu­ally don’t get. Valve clear­ances are checked at 24k, though they rarely need ad­just­ment the first time, and the air fil­ter’s changed at the same time. Brake fluid’s changed every two years, coolant every three and brake hoses every four. Ac­cess for ser­vic­ing’s not too bad though there are lots of fid­dly bits of plas­tic to re­move. Spark plugs are a bit of a pain to get to, though.

New and used parts prices

Gen­uine Yamaha ser­vice parts aren’t too bad. An air fil­ter’s about £23 and an oil fil­ter £13.74, with brake pads £36.33 a set. Discs are £113 each, mir­rors £40 and a front brake lever is £55.80. The af­ter­mar­ket’s even cheaper though. We­moto can do you oil and air fil­ters for £5.28 and £10.20 re­spec­tively, up­rated brake pads from £19.51 a set, a brake lever for £17.18, front wheel bear­ing kit for £7.49 and a chain and sprocket kit for around £100 (the gen­uine kit is a hefty £220). There seem to be plenty of MTS in break­ers, but pre­dictably they’re mostly there for crash dam­age, so front-end bits in par­tic­u­lar are pricey - a good pair of forks are any­thing from £400 to £550. Front wheels are a cou­ple of hun­dred quid too, and ra­di­a­tors up to £250.

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