FAQs – Yamaha
My motor seems to be getting nosier over time?
Yamaha tend to use a grease that dries out or disperses over time. After approx 1,500 miles they could normally do with a cleanout and refresh. This quietens them down quite a bit. Obviously if bearings are beginning to fail, this will also increase noise.
My motor seems noisy compared to others?
The later Yamaha motors seem a little worse for this and we have found poor or damaged internal bearings on relatively new motors. Gear damage is also relatively common.