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Simplified Yamaha Wolverine, Viking, And YXZ Maintenance Schedules For Everyday Use

Sep 28th 2022

Everyday maintenance is crucial for side-by-sides, and if you've got a vehicle like the Yamaha Wolverine, the Yamaha Viking, or the Yamaha YXZ, you'll also want to mind the initial break-in / servicing period. In some instances, you'll only need to inspect for damage, wear, or fluid levels. In other instances, however, you'll need to replace parts, clean parts, or add fluids, greases, and oils. If your hard on your machine or ride in rough environments, the intervals between servicing should be lowered. And because every edition, year, and model is different, the following information is no substitute for an owner's manual or shop manual. But without further ado, here are the simplified maintenance schedules for the Yamaha YXZ, Yamaha Viking, and Yamaha Wolverine!

Yamaha Viking Maintenance Schedule

Yamaha Viking Maintenance Schedule

PartMaintenance NeededInitial MaintenanceMaintenance Interval HoursMaintenance Interval DistanceMaintenance Interval Date
Cooling systemCheck coolant leakage & repair if necessary; change coolant

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 MilesChange Every 2 years
Air filter elementClean & replace if necessaryEvery 20-40 hours (more often in wet or dusty areas)
Engine oilChange (warm engine before draining)

1 /6 Months, 200 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Engine oil filter cartridge
Replace

1 /6 Months, 200 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 150 Hours

3003,000 Miles12 Months
Final gear oil / Differential gear oilCheck oil level and for leakage; change

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

3003,000 Miles12 Months
Front brakeCheck operation / brake pad wear / fluid leakage; correct if necessary & replace pads if warn to the limit

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Rear brake

Check operation / brake pad wear / fluid leakage; correct if necessary & replace pads if warn to the limit

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Fuel lineCheck fuel hose for cracks or damage; replace if necessary6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours1501,500 Miles6 Months
ValvesCheck valve clearance; adjust if necessary1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Spark plugCheck condition; adjust gap and clean; replace if necessary1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Breather systemCheck breather hose for cracks or damage; replace if necessary

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Exhaust systemCheck for leakage; check for looseness and tighten all crew clamps and joints if necessary; replace gasket(s) if necessary

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Air induction systemCheck the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage; replace any damaged parts if necessary

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Spark arrestorClean6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours1501,500 Miles6 Months
Parking brakeCheck operation and free play / brake pad wear; Correct if necessary and replace pads if worn to the limit

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Brake fluidChangeEvery 2 years
Accelerator pedalCheck operation and free play

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
V-beltcheck operation; check for wear, cracks, or damage1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours1501,500 Miles6 Months
WheelsCheck balance, runout, and for damage; replace if necessary1 / 6 Months, 20 / 150 Hours, 200 / 1,500 Miles1501,500 Miles6 Months
Wheel bearingsCheck bearing assemblies for looseness/damage; replace if damaged

1 / 6 Months, 20 / 150 Hours, 200 / 1,500 Miles

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Front and rear suspensionCheck operation and for oil leakage; correct if necessary6 Months, 150 Hours, 1,500 Miles3003,000 Miles12 Months
Steering systemCheck operation and for looseness; replace if damaged. Check toe-in; adjust if necessary

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Stabilizer bushesCheck for cracks or other damage & replace if necessary

6 Months, 150 Hours, 1,500 Miles

1501,500 Miles6 Months
rear knuckle upper and lower pivots

Lubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Drive shaft universal jointLubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Engine mountCheck for cracks or damage; check bolt tightness6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours1501,500 Miles6 Months
Front and rear axle bootsCheck for cracks and other damage; replace if necessary1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours3003,000 Miles12 Months
Fittings and fastenersCheck all chassis fittings and fasteners; correct if necessary

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 750 / 1,500 Miles, 20 / 75 / 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months

Yamaha YXZ Maintenance Schedule

Yamaha YXZ Maintenance Schedule

PartMaintenance NeededInitial MaintenanceMaintenance Interval HoursMaintenance Interval DistanceMaintenance Interval Date
Fuel lineCheck fuel hose for cracks or damage; replace if necessary6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours1601,600 Miles6 Months
ValvesCheck valve clearance and adjust if necessaryEvery 3,200 Miles
Spark plugsCheck condition; adjust gap and clean; replace if necessary1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours1601,600 Miles6 Months
Breather systemCheck breather hose for cracks or damage; replace if necessary6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours1601,600 Miles6 Months
Fuel injectionAdjust synchronization1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours1601,600 Miles6 Months
Exhaust systemCheck for leakage; check for looseness and tighten all screw clamps and joints if necessary; replace gasket(s) if necessary6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours1601,600 Miles6 Months
Air induction systemCheck the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage; check condition and clean or replace if necessary

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Spark arrestorClean

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Cooling systemCheck coolant leakage; repair if necessary; change coolant

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

Change every 2 years
Primary air filter (foam)Clean & replace if necessaryEvery 200-400 miles (more often in wet or dusty conditions)
Secondary air filter(paper)ReplaceEvery 1,200-3,000 miles (more often in wed or dusty conditions)
Engine oilChange (warm engine before draining)

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Engine oil filter cartridgeReplace

1 Month & 6 Months, 200 Miles & 1,600 Miles, 20 Hours & 160 Hours 

3203,200 Miles12 Months
Transmission oil
Check oil level and for leakage; change

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Final gear oil / Differential gear oilCheck oil level and for leakage; change

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

3203,200 Miles12 Months
Clutch
Check operation and for leakage; correct if necessary

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

160

1,600 Miles

6 Months
Brake systemCheck operation, brake pad wear, and for fluid leakage; correct if necessary & replace pads if worn to the limit

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

160

1,600 Miles

6 Months
Parking brakeCheck operation and free play / brake pad wear; correct if necessary & replace pads if worn to the limit

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 months
Brake fluid and internalsChange the brake fluid; replace internal components of master cylinder and calipersEvery 2 years
Brake hosesReplaceEvery 4 years
Accelerator pedalCheck operation and free play

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Reverse lock release cableCheck operation and adjust or replace if necessary6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours1601,600 Miles6 Months
WheelsCheck balance, runout, and for damage; balance wheel if necessary; replace wheel if damaged or if runout is over specified limits1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours1601,600 MilesCheck and tighten the bead lock (for equipped models) Every 300 Miles
Wheel bearingsCheck bearing assemblies for looseness / damage; replace if damaged

1 / 6 Months, 200 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Front and rear suspensionCheck operation and for oil leakage; correct if necessary6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours3203,200 Miles12 Months
Steering systemCheck operation and for looseness; replace if damaged. Check toe-in & adjust if necessary

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Stabilizer bushesCheck for cracks or other damage; replace if necessary

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Upper and lower arm pivotsLubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Rear knuckle upper and lower pivots

Lubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Drive shaft universal joint

Lubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Engine mountCheck for cracks or damage; check bolt tightness

6 Months, 1,600 Miles, 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months
Front and rear axle bootsCheck for cracks or other damage and replace if necessary1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours3203,200 Miles12 Months
Fittings and fastenersCheck all chassis fittings and fasteners; correct if necessary

1 / 3 / 6 Months, 200 / 800 / 1,600 Miles, 20 / 80 / 160 Hours

1601,600 Miles6 Months

Yamaha Wolverine Maintenance Schedule

Yamaha Wolverine Maintenance Schedule

PartMaintenance NeededInitial MaintenanceMaintenance Interval HoursMaintenance Interval DistanceMaintenance Interval Date
Fuel lineCheck fuel hose for cracks or damage; replace if necessary6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours 1501,500 Miles6 Months
ValvesCheck valve clearance; adjust if necessary1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours1501,500 Miles6 Months
Spark plugCheck condition; adjust gap and clean; replace if necessary

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Crankcase breather systemCheck breather hose for cracks or damage; replace if necessary

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours 

1501,500 Miles

6 Months

Exhaust system
Check for leakage; tighten if necessary; replace gasket(s) if necessary

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours 

150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Spark arresterClean

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours 

150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Air induction systemCheck the air cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage; replace any damaged parts if necessary

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

150

1,500 Miles

6 Months

Cooling SystemCheck coolant leakage; repair if necessary; replace every 2 years

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 MilesCheck every 6 months; Replace every 2 Years
Air filter elementClean; replace if necessaryEvery 20-40 Hours (more often in wet or dusty areas)
Engine oilReplace (warm engine before draining)

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Engine oil filter cartridgeReplace

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Final gear oil / Differential gear oilCheck oil level / oil leakage; replace

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

3003,000 Miles12 Months
Front brakeCheck operation / brake pad wear / fluid leakage; correct if necessary & replace pads if worn to the limit

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Rear brake

Check operation / brake pad wear / fluid leakage; correct if necessary & replace pads if worn to the limit

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Parking brakeCheck operation and free play

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Brake fluidReplaceEvery 2 years
Accelerator pedalCheck operation and free play

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
V-beltCheck operation; check for wear cracks, or damage

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
WheelsCheck damage / runout; repair if necessary

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Wheel bearings
Check bearing assemblies for looseness / damage; replace if damaged

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Front and rear suspensionCheck operation and for leakage; correct if necessary6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours3003,000 Miles12 Months
Steering systemCheck operation and for looseness / replace if damaged; check toe-in & adjust if necessary

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Stabilizer bushesCheck for cracks or other damage; replace if necessary6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours1501,500 Miles6 Months
Rear upper and lower knuckle pivotsLubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Drive shaft universal jointLubricate with lithium-soap-based grease

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Engine mountCheck for cracks or damage; check bolt tightness

6 Months, 1,500 Miles, 150 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months
Front and rear axle bootsCheck for cracks or other damage; replace if necessary

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

3003,000 Miles12 Months
Fittings and FastenersCheck all chassis fittings and fasteners; correct if necessary

1 Month, 200 Miles, 20 Hours

1501,500 Miles6 Months