The 2007-2010 Yamaha V-Star 1300 XVS13A, XVS13CT repair manual by Clymer covers models indicated.
Book Excerpt: 2007-2010 Yamaha V-Star 1300 XVS13A, XVS13CT Repair Manual
LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Engine oil level is checked through the inspection window (A, Figure 20) in the alternator cover.
- Start the engine, and let it reach normal operating temperature.
- Stop the engine, and let the oil settle.
- Have an assistant hold the motorcycle so it stands straight up and level.
- The oil level should be between the maximum and minimum window marks. If necessary, remove the oil filler cap (B, Figure 20) and add enough of the specified oil (Table 3) to raise the oil to the proper level. Do not overfill the crankcase.
- Reinstall the oil filler cap, and tighten it securely.
OIL AND FILTER CHANGE
The recommended oil and filter change interval is specified in Table 1. This assumes that the motorcycle is operated in moderate climates. If the motorcycle is operated under dusty conditions, the oil will get dirty more quickly and should be changed more frequently.
Use only the specified engine oil (Table 3). The classification is stamped on top of the can or printed on the label. Try to use the same brand of oil at each oil change, and avoid the use of oil additives. They may cause clutch damage.
- Start the engine and run it until it reaches normal operating temperature, then turn the engine off.
- Securely support the motorcycle on a level surface.
- Place a drain pan under the oil drain bolt and filter. Remove the oil drain bolt (A, Figure 21) from the left side of the crankcase.
- Let the oil drain for at least 15?20 minutes.
- Inspect the sealing washer on the oil drain bolt. Replace the washer if its condition is in doubt.
- Install the oil drain bolt and washer. Tighten the bolt to 43 Nm (32 ft. lb.)
- To replace the oil filter, perform the following:
- Install a socket-type oil filter wrench onto the oil filter (B, Figure 21), and turn the filter counterclockwise until oil begins to run out.
- Wait until the oil stops, and then completely unscrew and remove the filter. Hold it with the open end facing up.
- Hold the filter over the drain pan, and pour out any remaining oil. Place the oil filter in a heavy-duty, reclosable plastic bag and seal the bag. Discard the filter properly.
- Thoroughly clean the filter?s seat on the crankcase. This surface must be clean to achieve a good oil seal.
- Apply a light coat of clean engine oil to the rubber seal on the new filter.
- Turn the oil filter onto the threaded stud.
- Tighten the oil filter by hand until the rubber gasket contacts the crankcase surface, and then tighten to 17 Nm (12.5 ft. lb.)
THERMOSTAT HOUSING (See Figures 9 and 10)
The thermostat housing mounts between the frame members directly behind the steering head. Even though there is little room to work, the housing can be removed while the engine is still in the frame.
- Remove the fuel tank, frame neck cover and exhaust system (Chapter 8).
- Remove the rider?s seat and left engine cover (Chapter 15).
- Remove the finished covers from the front cylinder (Chapter 4).
- Remove the radiator as described in this chapter.
- Disconnect the coolant reservoir hose from its fitting on the filler neck.
- Remove the fitting bolt (A, Figure 11), and remove the filler neck assembly and its fitting from the thermostat housing. Discard the fitting O-ring. If necessary, loosen the clamps and remove the filler neck hose (b, Figure 11). (continued).
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Subject: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Yamaha V-Star 1300 service, maintenance, and repair DIY procedures.
ISBN-10: 1599693798 | ISBN-13: 9781599693798 | Clymer M283