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Yamaha SCR950 (2017+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2017 Yamaha SCR950

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Yamaha SCR950 made from 2017.

The Yamaha SCR950 is a “Scrambler”-style motorcycle based on the Yamaha Bolt XVS950. As such, the SCR950 is based on a 942cc SOHC 4 valve per cylinder 60-degree V-twin.

It is an air-cooled engine with a low compression ratio of 9.0:1. Thus, power is modest at 51 hp (38 kW) at 5500 rpm, but this bike peaks in torque at 3000 rpm with a considerable 57 ft-lb (80 Nm).

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What you need to maintain the Yamaha SCR950

Thankfully, the SCR950 (like everything else built on the Bolt platform) is a pretty straightforward motorcycle.

If you’re planning on maintaining it yourself — maybe you’re just changing the oil or plugs — then you’ll need the following consumables.

Firstly, you need to see if you have the basic motorcycle maintenance tools — nothing shocking, just things like a paddock stand, oil filter wrench, and so on.

ProductDescription
OilThe manual suggests Yamalube 10W-40, or any other oil that has API service SG type or higher, JASO standard MA.
Oil filterReplace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Standard Yamaha part is 5GH-1344061-00, or you can use a HF204RC from HifloFiltro. The benefit of the aftermarket filter is you don’t need a special tool to remove it (you can use a regular wrench).
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plugs with code CPR7EA-9 (sold individually). Make sure they’re gapped to 0.8-0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gapping tool, and tightened to 9.4 lb-ft (13 Nm) with an appropriate torque wrench.
Air filterStandard Yamaha part number is 1TP-14451-00-00. You can also use the K&N part YA-9514 which is more available.
Brake padsThe front brake pads have parts code 5S7-W0045-00-00, and the rear brake pads have parts code 1D7-W0046-00-00. You can also use EBC FA179HH for the front and FA319/2HH for the rear.
Brake FluidYou can use any DOT 4 brake fluid (the one we recommend is a high-grade synthetic one)
Cable lubeProtect all Cable Life — for lubricating cables and the controls.
Consumables for Yamaha Bolt and SCR950 motorcycles

Yamaha SCR950 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha SCR950 from the US manuals.

The mileage does not match the European manuals exactly, but they’re similar in order of magnitude. Basic maintenance intervals for the SCR950 are ever 4000 miles and 6 months, with a valve service every 16 000 miles.

Notes:

  • At the end of the maintenance schedule, keep following it in the pattern established.
  • This bike has a disposable oil-coated paper element — don’t clean it with compressed to avoid damaging it.
  • Regularly check the brake fluid levels and fill the reservoirs as required.

Maintenance schedule for Yamaha SCR950 — US manuals (miles, 6 month intervals)

mi x 10000.648121620
Months1612182430Every
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.
Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.
Replace spark plugs (NGK CPR7EA-9)
Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold. Adjust if necessary.
Check crankcase breather hose for cracks for damage. Replace if necessary.
Adjust fuel injection synchronization.
Check exhaust for leakage. Tighten and seals/or replace gasket(s) if necessary.
Check evap emission control system for damage. Replace if necessary.
Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool. Check the error codes.
Replace air filter (YA-9514)24 000 mi
Check clutch operation. Adjust or replace cable.
Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace pads if necessary.
Check rear brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace pads if necessary.
Check brake hoses for cracks or damage, and for correct routing and clamping
Replace brake hoses.4 years
Change brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4) and internal parts of master cylinder and calipers.2 years
Check wheel runout and for damage. Replace if necessary.
* Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace if necessary.
* Check tire air pressure. Correct if necessary.
Check wheel bearings for smooth operation.Replace if necessary.
Check swingarm pivot bearing operation and for excessive play.
Moderately repack swingarm pivot bearings with lithium-soap-based grease.32 000 mi
Check belt tension (Belt tension tool) and adjust or replace if necessary2 500 mi
Check steering bearing assemblies for looseness.
Moderately repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.12 000 mi
Check all chassis fitting and fasteners. Correct torque if necessary.
Lubricate brake lever pivot shaft with silicone grease lightly.
Lubricate brake pedal, shift pedal, and clutch lever with lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
Check sidestand pivot operation. Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
Check sidestand switch operation and replace if necessary.
Check front fork operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Change engine oil (Yamalube 10W-40)
Replace oil filter (HF204RC)
Check front and rear brake switches operation.
Lubricate control cables (Protect all cable life)
Check throttle grip operation and free play, and adjust if necessary. Lubricate cable and grip housing.
Check lights, signals, and switches. Adjust headlight beam.
Maintenance schedule for the Yamaha SCR950 (USA)

Maintenance schedule for Yamaha SCR950 — Europe (km, 12 month intervals)

km x 10000.610203040Every
Months16121824
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.Year
Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.
Replace spark plugs (NGK CPR7EA-9)
Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold. Adjust if necessary.
Check engine idle speedYear
Adjust fuel injection synchronization.Year
Check exhaust for leakage. Tighten and seals/or replace gasket(s) if necessary.
Check evap emission control system for damage. Replace if necessary.
Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool. Check the error codes.Year
Replace air filter (YA-9514)40 000 km
Check clutch operation. Adjust or replace cable.
Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace pads if necessary.Year
Check rear brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace pads if necessary.Year
Check brake hoses for cracks or damage, and for correct routing and clampingYear
Replace brake hoses.4 years
Change brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4) and internal parts of master cylinder and calipers.2 years
Check wheel runout and for damage. Tighten spokes if necessary.
* Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace if necessary.
* Check tire air pressure. Correct if necessary.
Year
Check wheel bearings for smooth operation. Replace if necessary.
Check swingarm pivot bearing operation and for excessive play.
Check belt tension (Belt tension tool) and adjust or replace if necessary4 000 km
Check steering bearing assemblies for looseness.
Moderately repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.
Check all chassis fitting and fasteners. Correct torque if necessary.Year
Lubricate brake lever pivot shaft with silicone grease lightly.Year
Lubricate brake pedal, shift pedal, and clutch lever with lithium-soap-based grease lightly.Year
Check sidestand pivot operation. Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.Year
Check sidestand switch operation and replace if necessary.Year
Check front fork operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Change engine oil (Yamalube 10W-40)Year
Replace oil filter (HF204RC)
Check front and rear brake switches operation.Year
Lubricate control cables (Protect all cable life)Year
Check throttle grip operation and free play, and adjust if necessary. Lubricate cable and grip housing.Year
Check lights, signals, and switches. Adjust headlight beam.Year
Maintenance Schedule for the Yamaha SCR950 (Europe)

About the Yamaha SCR950

The SCR950 is the Yamaha “Scrambler” version of its classic Bolt layout.

This puts it in competition with the Triumph Scrambler, particularly the earlier EFI 865 cc air/oil-cooled Triumph Scrambler.

Yamaha kept things simple and light in the Yamaha SCR950 with air/oil cooling for the engine, and a simple internal design with a single overhead cam to actuate the four valves per cylinder.

The motor runs a modest 9.0:1 compression ratio, meaning it’s never over-stressed, producing a lazy 38 kW / 51 hp at 5500 rpm, and peaking in torque at 3000 rpm.

The drivetrain on the Yamaha SCR950 is also simple. It has a five-speed transmission and a belt drive (which itself isn’t ideally suited to off-road work, indicating that the Scrambler denomination is more a styling exercise than a description).

At the front there’s a single disc — a 298 mm unit, same as the rear. Given that the bike weighs a fairly hefty 248 kg wet and that the position is upright, the balanced braking gives a clue to the intended audience, who won’t ride it too hard.

The front forks are unadjustable, but the twin rear piggyback shocks are adjustable for preload, using a wrench.

Manual for the Yamaha SCR950

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2017 Yamaha SCR950.

2017 Yamaha SCR950 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual
2017 Yamaha SCR950 manual (USA)

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

Below is a screenshot of the Yamaha SCR950’s manual from Europe.

Yamaha SCR950 maintenance schedule Europe KM
SCR950 – Europe manual

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