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Checked the valves, checked the diff fluid (will change next time), changed oil and filter, checked the air cleaner (it was like new), etc etc. There are a few grease fittings on the rear suspension, so make sure you get to them. A couple are a PITA to get the grease gun fitting on, so Im gonna change the zergs to a 45.

I love how easily serviceable everything is on this Machine. Im really happy with it!
 

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Good to see, mines done 10 hours so won't be long. Let us know what your diff oil looks like when it comes out.
 

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My engine oil was kinda dark. Darker than I thought it should be. But being its a wet clutch, and its the first oil change at 11hrs, Im sure its normal.
 

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Oh you did yours at 11 hours not 20? Is that recommended or just something you guys do for peace of mind? Yeah you would think that a new wet clutch would darken the oil up, but then maybe the oil from new is a different type of oil that is darker anyway to start with? I'll have a look at mine today.
 

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I change my oil like I change my underwear. Im anal like that, and do it often on everything. It looked very clean on the stick, just kinda blackish after I drained it into my drain pan.
 

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theres a grease fitting on the front drive shaft at the u joint,, if you missed it...

and this grease nozzle solves the rear upper grease fitting problems
 

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I didn't check mine... every Yamaha ive owned never needed a valve adjustment for at least a few years... and then engine ticks a little when its needed,,, just my opinion
 

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Thats the same thing ive herd. Am going to finish my service soon as I get time , droped oil only at 17 hours Sunday morning be for church. Was pushed for time

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I greased, did engine oil/filter and both diffs at 20 hrs.... the grease fittings took barely any grease from being so new and the diffs are easy to change so it did em.
 

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The valves where with in spec...

Was your old oil very dark? What oil filter did you re install? Im staying with OEM Yamaha.
 

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yep.. oil looked filthy... and I also stayed with all Yamaha fluids and filter... I figure they design the motors,, they shood know what should go in em
 

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Good idea sticking with the Yamalube, used it for years, great stuff.
 

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someone should write up a video DIY on how to do the service! would be helpful to other members in the future

especially noobs like me :p
 

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Found my rear A-arm bushings wouldn't take grease. I changed zerks to 45 degree as well. Anybody else with rear arms not taking grease?


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Great info Ultratec...as always :). I just changed oil in Grizz & same filter as Viking, these Yams are nice and easy for doing routine maintenace.
 
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