This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2008-2014 Yamaha XV1700 Road Star, including the Road Star S and the Road Star Silverado S.
in 2008, Yamaha updated their premium Road Star brand to give it a fuel injected engine. They kept the displacement the same from the previous 2004-2007 Yamaha XV1600 Road Star, which kept a carburettor-fed engine, and which (despite its name) was updated to 1670cc.
The XV1700 Road Star is still milder in performance compared with the Yamaha XV1700 Road Star Warrior, which has a hotter cam and more aggressive tuning (and design).
This post was originally published on July 13, 2020, but has since been considerably updated with more detail.
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Service Intervals for the Yamaha XV1700 Road Star
The Yamaha XV1700 Road Star overall has 4000 mile or 6000 km service intervals.
Every service, change the oil, adjust the fuel synchro, and go through the maintenance schedule for items to check for leaks or general condition.
Change the filter every two oil changes, and repalce the spark plugs at the same time.
The major valve service of the XV1700 Road Star is every 16000 miles / 25000 km, quite wide for a big cruiser.
The Road Star has a belt final drive, so be sure to regularly check it for tension and condition.
Yamaha Road Star Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2008-2014 Yamaha XV1700 Road Star with fuel injection
Tips on maintenance
- At the end of the maintenance schedule, continue it in the pattern shown.
- The break-in schedule is not shown as these bikes are no longer sold new.
- The maintenance schedule in the manual is split into sections related to emissions or not, and we’ve combined them here and re-ordered them into a more logical sequence.
|mi x 1000||4||8||12||16||20|
|km x 1000||7||13||19||25||31|
|Change engine oil while warm (Yamalube 20W-40)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Replace oil filter (HF303RC)||✓||✓|
|Check transfer case for leakage||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Change transfer case oil||✓||2 years|
|Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.||✓||✓||✓|
|Replace spark plugs (DPR7EA-9)||✓||✓|
|Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold.||16000 mi (25000 km)|
|Adjust fuel injection synchronization.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Clean air filter (do not use compressed air). Replace air filter when necessary (YA-1704)||24000 mi (37000 km), or more often when riding in dusty/wet areas|
|Check clutch operation. Adjust or replace cable.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Adjust brake lever free play and 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 or damage, and for correct routing and clamping.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Replace brake hoses||4 years|
|Replace brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4) and rubber parts of brake master cylinder and calipers||2 years|
|Check drive belt tension and condition. Adjust tension if necessary, or replace belt if damaged.||2500 mi (4000 km)|
|Check wheels for runout and for damage. Replace if necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace 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.||✓|
|Check steering bearing assemblies for looseness.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Moderately repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.||16000 mi (25000 km)|
|Check all chassis fitting and fasteners for tightness. Correct if necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Lubricate brake lever pivot shaft with silicone grease lightly.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Lubricate brake pedal, clutch lever, and shift pedal pivot shafts 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. Rebuild/Replace if necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Rebuild/Replace if necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Lubricate rear suspension link pivots with lithium soap-based grease lightly.||✓|
|Check operation of front and rear brake switches.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Lubricate control cables (Protect All Cable Life)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check throttle operation and free play. Adjust if necessary. Lubricate cable and grip housing. (Protect All Cable Life)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check crankcase breather hose for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check exhaust system for leakage. Tighten and/or replace gaskets as necessary.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check evap control system for damage. Replace if necessary.||✓||✓|
|Check lights, signals, and switches.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Adjust headlight beam.||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
About the XV1700 Yamaha Road Star
The Yamaha XV1700 Road Star is a big touring motorcycle from Yamaha. It is the successor to the previous Yamaha XV1600 Road Star, inheriting the 1670 cc displacement engine from the Warrior, and finally getting fuel injection from 2008.
The engine is much the same, a big 102 cubic inch 48-degree air-cooled V-twin. It has a long-stroke design, with a stroke of 113 mm vs a bore of 97 mm, meaning it’s designed for low-revving oodles of torque down low.
But the XV1700 does have some hints of modern design, with a four valve per cylinder design.
Like other Yamaha Star cruisers (though in contrast with some competitors like the Suzuki Boulevard C109R), the XV1700 has a belt final drive.
Brakes on the XV1700 are big 298mm rotors with four-piston calipers
The Yamaha XV1700 Road Star comes in a few trims, but a popular one is the Silverado, which comes with a big adjustable windscreen, soft leather-studded saddlebags, a studded touring seat for the rider, and a backrest.
There’s also a slightly higher-spec Silverado S, though the engine and driveline is exactly the same spec.
Sometimes fuel injection gets a bad rap, but on the Yamaha XV1700 it’s very smooth, with no awkwardness at low RPMs switching from closed to open throttle. It’s something that’s not as often said for high-performance sportbikes that went through the same transition.
The suspension on the Road Star 1700 is fine for gently paced riding, but there is a bit of fork dive under heavy braking. Anyway, you probably won’t be pushing the Yamaha XV1700 too far, given it’s a floorboard-equipped cruiser that will scrape pretty quickly.
Reference — Manual for the Yamaha XV1700 Yamaha Road Star
The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2014 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S. This shows the same maintenance schedule as for other Yamaha XV1700 (XV17) motorcycles. You can see screenshots from many of the manuals below.
You can download the manual from Yamaha’s website here.