|USA & Canadian||every 4,000 miles||This is the schedule recommended by Yamaha for North America -- it has 35% shorter intervals than the Euro/OZ schedules|
|Custom||every 5,000 miles||This is a custom schedule which splits the difference between the North American and Euro/Australian schedules|
|European & Australian|| every 10,000 km
|This is the schedule recommended by Yamaha for everywhere but North America|
|Click on one of the links in the left-most columns above to choose a schedule|
I created and use the custom schedule for the following reasons:
- It is easier to keep track of because counting by 5's is easier than counting by 4's.
- It is less work, and saves a little money by stretching out the intervals a bit.
- It makes the service intervals more "regular", like the Euro/OZ schedules.
- The valve-adjust interval becomes 25,000 miles -- very easy to remember.
- If 6,210 mile intervals is OK for the identical FJR1300 when sold in Europe or Australia, then 5,000 mile intervals should be perfectly OK too.
- I put a lot of miles on my bike, so it rarely sits without being used (and thus the "or so many months" time intervals don't come into play).
I have a 4-year Y.E.S. warranty, and carefully document all the services using the pages linked to above, and save the receipts for stuff like oil, filters, etc. I expect that documentation to be acceptable to Yamaha should I ever make a warranty claim.
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