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2016+ Yamaha XSR700 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Yamaha XSR700 Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2016+ Yamaha XSR700. It’s quite similar to the maintenance for the MT-07.

This maintenance schedule applies to

  • 2016 Yamaha XSR700 (including anniversary edition)
  • 2017 Yamaha XSR700
  • 2018 Yamaha XSR700
  • 2019 Yamaha XSR700
  • 2020 Yamaha XSR700

This maintenance schedule applies 100% to restricted forms of the XSR700 like the LAMS one in Australia and the A2 one in the UK.

What you need to service the Yamaha XSR700 — Consumables and Special Tools

If you’re servicing the XSR700, you at least need

For the XSR700, the manual recommends the following specific consumables.

Engine oilYamalube 10W-40 or 10W-50 (manual says 15W-50 but that’s strangely more expensive). The manual suggests it and it’s affordable on Amazon with a solid 5-star rating. Other lubricants would do, but that’s your call. Don’t over-torque the bolt (spec is 43 Nm/32 lb-ft for the oil drain bolt per the manual) — use a torque wrench if you don’t have experience with how much torque is enough.
Oil filterNeeds to be changed every time you change the oil. Either get a stock one (part 5GH-13440-50-00, used for many Yamaha products) or the K&N KN-204-1. Torque for the oil filter is 17 Nm/13 lb-ft.
Engine coolantYamaha recommends Yamacool, but use any coolant with a 50/50 mix of ethylene glycol and water. You can either use pre-mix or concentrate (for which you’d need demineralised water). I usually recommend this Valvoline 50/50 pre-mix.
Spark PlugsNGK LMAR9E-J (no alternatives). This is what the manual and mechanics suggest. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.6-0.7mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued to 18 Nm/13 lb-ft (new) or 13Nm/10 lb-ft (after checking).
Air filterYamaha part number 1WS-14450-00-00, which you can get from a Yamaha dealer or eBay. You can also get the K&N equivalent, YA-6814, from Amazon.
Brake padsI recommend EBC double hardened brake pads for extra life and better brake feel. You need two sets for the front (FA252HH) and rear (FA174HH).
Oil, filters, coolant, plugs, and brake pads for the FZ-07/MT-07/XSR700

You also need the below general consumables for basic service.

Brake fluidA DOT-4 lubricant is recommended. I recommend Castrol Dot 4 full synthetic — cost-effective and good.
Chain lubricantThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty). Motul’s chain lube is good. Make sure you have the right applicator brush, and a rear stand, like this lightweight and well-priced Vortex race stand.
Clutch cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
GreaseGet a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.
General motorcycle consumables — Brake fluid, chain lube, clutch lube, and grease

2016+ Yamaha XSR700 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2016+ Yamaha XSR700.

The maintenance for the 2016+ Yamaha XSR700 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System


  • From 24,000 mi (34,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 6,000 mi (10,000 km) or 12 months.
  • Items marked with an asterisk require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.
  • The periods below are from the 2016 manual and might vary slightly from the US versions.
No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month6000 mi (10000 km)12000 mi (20000 km)18000 mi (30000 km)24000 mi (40000 km)Annual Check
1*Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage .
• Replace if necessary.
2*Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace every 8000 mi
(13000 km) or 12 months
• Replace.
3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve
clearance when engine is cold
Every 24000 mi (40000 km)
4*Fuel injection• Adjust synchronization.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month6000 mi (10000 km)12000 mi (20000 km)18000 mi (30000 km)24000 mi (40000 km)Annual Check
1*Air filter element• Replace.
2Air filter check hose• Clean.
3*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
4*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary.
5*Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads whenever worn to the limit.
6*Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing and clamping.
• Replace.Every 4 years
7*Brake fluid• Change.Every 2 years
8*Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
9*Tires• Check tread depth and for dam-
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
10*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Swingarm• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 30,000 mi (50,000 km)
12Drive chain• Check chain slack
/alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
Every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
or riding in wet areas.
13*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 12,000 mi (20,000 km)
14*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis
fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
15Brake lever
pivot shaft
• Apply silicone
grease lightly.
16Brake pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
17Clutch lever
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
18Shift pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly
19Sidestand• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly.
20*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
21*Front fork• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
22*Shock absorber
• Check operation and for oil leak-
• Replace if necessary.
23*Rear suspension
link pivots
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly.
Every 12,000 mi (20,000 km)
24Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
25Engine oil
filter cartridge
• Replace.
26*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or dam-
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant.Every 3 years
27*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
28*Moving parts and cables• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or
other suitable cable lubricant thoroughly.
29*Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play,
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing.
30*Lights, signals
and switches
• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

•Air filter
•This model’s air filter is equipped with a disposable oil-coated paper element, which must not be cleaned with compressed air to avoid damaging it.
•The air filter element needs to be replaced more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas

•Hydraulic brake service
• After disassembling the brake master cylinders and calipers, always change the fluid. Regularly check the brake fluid level and fill the reservoirs as required.
• Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinder and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
• Replace the brake hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

About the Yamaha XSR7000

The Yamaha XSR700 is one of Yamaha’s modernised retro motorcycles. It’s very similar to the MT-07 or FZ-07, but in a more stylish package.

It’s versatile, lightweight, and a hooligan machine despite its modest power output. The CP2 “Crossplane Concept” twin-cylinder engine is raucous and has been one of the most acclaimed modern engines of all time.

Liquid-cooled, 689cc, inline twin has been designed to provide deep, powerful torque in the most frequently used rpm range (3,000 to 6,500 rpm). A single balancer shaft keeps things silky smooth, while the 6-speed transmission with overdrive 6th gear reduces engine rpms at highway speeds and enhances the engine’s character.

Everyone loves the XSR700, from beginners to experienced riders.

Manual for the 2016+ Yamaha XSR700

Yamaha XSR700 maintenance schedule from service manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2016 Yamaha XSR700.

You can download it from Yamaha Europe’s website here.

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