How to Change a Yamaha V-Max Air Filter
Your motorcycle's engine needs to breathe in fresh air just as much as you do. The cleaner and fresher that air intake is, the better your Yamaha motorcycle will perform.
A dirty air filter can do a number on your motorcycle's engine if you leave it in there long enough. This means you need to change your Yamaha motorcycle's air filter on a regular basis. Fortunately, changing it out on a 1985-2007 V-Max only requires a screwdriver and a handful of minutes.
Watch the video above and follow the steps below to learn how to change the air filter in a Yamaha V-Max motorcycle.
Tools and Parts - Yamaha V-Max Air Filter Change
- Philips screwdriver
- Yamaha air filter
NOTE: This step-by-step guide is for all Yamaha V-Max models produced between 1985 and 2007.
Changing a Yamaha V-Max Air Filter
Step 1. Remove the top cover by unlocking the latch to the rear left and lifting the cover off.
Step 2. Remove the six Philips screws holding down the air box cover. Next, lift the cover off and set it behind the coolant reservoir.
NOTE: You don't need to disconnect the breather tube on the air box cover.
Step 3. Lift out the old air filter by hand and discard it.
Step 4. Manually install a new air filter.
Step 5. Reinstall the air box cover and tighten down the six screws.
Step 6. Reinstall the top cover and you're done.
NOTE: Don't forget to remove the key from the cover's latch.
If you're doing overall maintenance on a Yamaha motorcycle and are ready to change out the brake pads, watch the video below to learn how to replace the front brake pads on a Yamaha V-Max.