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

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 during its lifetime, 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 oil Yamalube yamaha engine oil Yamaha 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 10W-40.
Oil filter K&N oil filter Replace every 2nd oil change. Many 3rd gen R1 owners use Hiflofiltro filter HF204RC for easy replacement (you can use a normal wrench).
Brake fluid Castrol dot 4 brake fluid Use Castrol DOT 4 which meets the spec.
Spark plugs NGK spark plugs You need four spark plugs for the FZ1, NGK CR9EK for this gen.
Air filter air filter generic pic Use K&N air filter YA-1006 for this gen Yamaha FZ1.
Chain lubricant motorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain paste A really popular chain lubricant that’s low-mess and highly effective is Motul chain paste.
Coolant Zerex valvoline coolant Yamaha 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 lubricant motorcycle maintenance - cable lubricant Keeping 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 grease It’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 schedule for the US version is slightly different to the Europe version. Previously these were combined in one table, but they are now separate below. The US one is in miles, and the Europe one is in km. The maintenance intervals are wider in the Europe manuals for Yamaha.

Notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • From the end of the maintenance schedule, continue in the pattern shown.
  • Don’t clean the air filter with compressed air — it may get damaged. The air filter is a disposable oil-coated paper element.

FZ1 (USA) maintenance schedule

miles x 100048121620
Months612182430Every
Change oil (Yamalube 10W-40, Motul 7100 10W-40) with engine warm
Replace oil filter (HF204RC)
* Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.
* Replace (R) periodically (NGK CR9EK)
RR
Replace air filter (YA-1006)24K mi. More often if riding in dust/wet.
Check and adjust engine idle speed and synchronization
Check and adjust valve clearance26.6k mi
* Check drive chain slack, alignment and condition.
* Adjust and lubricate chain (with e.g. Motul chain paste).
500 mi
Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary.
Check rear brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary.
Check brake hoses for cracks, damage, correct routing, and clamping.
Replace brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4) and internal components of brake master cylinder2 years
Replace brake hoses4 years
Check cooling system hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.
Change coolant (Honda Coolant … yes, even for a Yamaha)2 years
Check clutch operation. Adjust clutch cable — replace if necessary.
* Check operation of throttle, free play, and adjust if necessary.
* Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable (Protect all cable life)
Lubricant control cables thoroughly (Protect all cable life)
Lubricate brake lever pivot with silicone grease lightly
Lubricate brake pedal, clutch lever, and shift pedal with lithium soap-based grease lightly.
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
* Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace if necessary.
* Check tire air pressure, and adjust if necessary.
Check wheel runout and for damage. Replace if necessary.
Check wheel bearings for smooth operation. Replace if necessary.
Check swingarm pivot bearing assemblies for looseness.
Check steering bearing bearing assemblies for looseness.
Repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.12K mi
Check front fork absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check rear suspension link pivot operation. Correct if necessary.
Check centrestand/side stand operation. Lubricate with lithium soap-based grease lightly.
Check sidestand switch operation and replace if necessary.
Check all chassis fitting and fasteners. Tighten/replace if necessary.
Check front and rear brake switch operation
Check evap control system for damage. Replace if necessary
Check exhaust system for leakage. Tighten, and replace gaskets if necessary.
Check the air induction cut-off valve and reed valve, and hose for damage. Replace damaged parts.
Check crankcase breather hose for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
* Check operation of lights, signals, and switches.
* Adjust headlight beam
Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen maintenance schedule

FZ1 (Europe) maintenance schedule

km x 100010203040Every
Change oil (Yamalube 10W-40, Motul 7100 10W-40) with engine warmYear
Replace oil filter (HF204RC)
* Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.
* Replace (R) periodically (NGK CR9EK)
RR
Replace air filter (YA-1006)More often if riding in dust/wet.
Check and adjust engine idle speed and synchronizationYear
Check and adjust valve clearance40K km
* Check drive chain slack, alignment and condition.
* Adjust and lubricate chain (with e.g. Motul chain paste).
1000 km
Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary.Year
Check rear brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary.Year
Check brake hoses for cracks, damage, correct routing, and clamping.Year
Replace brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4) and internal components of brake master cylinder2 years
Replace brake hoses
Check cooling system hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.4 years
Change coolant (Honda Coolant … yes, even for a Yamaha)3 years
Check clutch operation. Adjust clutch cable — replace if necessary.
* Check operation of throttle, free play, and adjust if necessary.
* Lubricate the throttle grip housing and cable (Protect all cable life)
Lubricant control cables thoroughly (Protect all cable life)Year
Lubricate brake lever pivot with silicone grease lightlyYear
Lubricate brake pedal, clutch lever, and shift pedal with lithium soap-based grease lightly.Year
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessaryYear
* Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace if necessary.
* Check tire air pressure, and adjust if necessary.
Year
Check wheel runout and for damage. Replace if necessary.
Check wheel bearings for smooth operation. Replace if necessary.
Check swingarm pivot bearing assemblies for looseness.
Check steering bearing bearing assemblies for looseness.
Repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.
Check front fork absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check rear suspension link pivot operation. Correct if necessary.
Check centrestand/side stand operation. Lubricate with lithium soap-based grease lightly.Year
Check sidestand switch operation and replace if necessary.Year
Check all chassis fitting and fasteners. Tighten/replace if necessary.Year
Check front and rear brake switch operationYear
Check evap control system for damage. Replace if necessary
Check exhaust system for leakage. Tighten, and replace gaskets if necessary.
Check the air induction cut-off valve and reed valve, and hose for damage. Replace damaged parts.
Check crankcase breather hose for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
* Check operation of lights, signals, and switches.
* Adjust headlight beam
Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen — Europe maintenance schedule

About the Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen

The Yamaha FZ1 is an update from the 1st gen Yamaha FZ1, giving it an updated fuel-injected engine from the more recent Yamaha R1. The engine is still a 4-cylinder DOHC engine, with 5 valves per cylinder (20 total), and 998cc capacity.

The FZ1 is still conceptually the same bike of course. It’s the practical superbike — a mighty motor but in a chassis with upright ergonomics, a taller windscreen, and even a centrestand.

Despite this practicality, it’s still a high-revving sportbike. It also just looks really good, much better than most comfortable bikes do. The snaking exhaust pipes and aggressive fairing imply the fun that you can have riding the Yamaha FZ1.

The Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen makes 108 kW (148 hp) at 11,000 rpm, and 106 Nm (78 ft-lb) at 8,000 rpm… this is performance that’s not unlike the K5 GSX-R1000. In other words, it’s massive. It’s also quite midrange-focused, but with enough top end to keep any pundit entertained.

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 Kayaba fully adjustable 43 mm inverted cartridge forks and a rear Kayaba single shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping. It’s very competent, especially given that this is a commuter/touring bike.

Front brakes on the FZ1 are large 320mm dual discs with a monoblock 4-piston caliper that is inspired by the unit on the R6. The master cylinder has a large 16mm piston which means minimal lever effort to bring the FZ1 to a stop.

Manual for the Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the Yamaha FZ1, comparing the schedules between 2006 and 2014 (they’re all the same).

See the below maintenance schedules, from the US manuals.

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

The maintenance schedule for the European Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen is slightly different. It has 10000 km intervals. See below.

Yamaha FZ1 2nd gen maintenance schedul - europe
Europe 2nd gen maintenance schedule

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