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2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07. It’s similar to the maintenance schedule for the MT-07 in other years (a.k.a the FZ-07), as it always was based on a CP2 “Crossplane concept” 689cc engine.

The maintenance schedule here is identical to that for restricted versions of the engine in markets like Australia (under the LAMS scheme).

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What you need to service the Yamaha MT-07 — Consumables and Special Tools

If you’re servicing the MT-07, you at least need

For the MT-07, 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 Yamalube, 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

And the following general consumables are useful as well.

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

2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07.

The maintenance for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

TIP

  • From 24,000 mi (37,000 km) or 36 months, repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 8,000 mi (13,000 km) or 12 months.
  • Items marked with an asterisk require special tools, data and technical skills, have a Yamaha dealer perform the service.

Note that the below service intervals are from the US owner’s manual. In Europe, much the same things are required, but with wider service intervals of 10,000 kms. Valve services are required at 40,000 kms still.

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month
4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months

8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months
16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months
20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1*Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
2*Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace (NGK LMAR9E-J)
3*Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve
clearance when engine is cold
Every 26,600 mi (42,000 km)
4*Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose
for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary
5*Fuel injection• Adjust synchronization.
6*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

No.ItemRoutine 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month4000 mi (7000 km) or 6 months
8000 mi (13000 km) or 12 months
12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months16000 mi (25000 km) or 24 months20000 mi (31000 km) or 30 months
1*Diagnostic system
check
• Perform dynamic inspection
using Yamaha diagnostic tool.
• Check the error codes.
2*Air filter element• Replace.Every 24000 mi (37000 km)
3Air filter check hose• Clean.
4*Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
5*Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary (EBC FA252HH x 2).
6*Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and
for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary (EBC FA174HH).
7*Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing and clamping.
• Replace.Every 4 years
8*Brake fluid• Change (Castrol DOT-4)Every 2 years
9*Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
10*Tires• Check tread depth and for dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary (see spec below).
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
11*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
12*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease (Lucas Oil).
Every 32,000 mi (50,000 km)
13Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly (Motul).
Every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
or riding in wet areas.
14*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease (Lucas Oil).
Every 12,000 mi (19,000 km)
15*Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis
fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
16Brake lever
pivot shaft
• Apply silicone
grease lightly.
17Brake pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease (Lucas Oil) lightly
18Clutch lever
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease (Lucas Oil) lightly
19Shift pedal
pivot shaft
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly (Lucas Oil)
20Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly (Lucas Oil).
21*Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
22*Front fork• Check operation and
for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
23*Shock absorber
assembly
• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
24*Rear suspension
link pivots
• Apply lithium-soap-
based grease lightly.
Every 12,000 mi (19,000 km)
25Engine oil• Change (Yamalube 10W-40). Warm engine before draining.
26Engine oil
filter cartridge
• Replace (OEM 5GH-13440-50-00, K&N KN-204-1)
27*Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or dam-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant (Valvoline 50/50 pre-mix)
28*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
29*Control cables• Apply Yamaha cable lubricant or
other suitable cable lubricant thoroughly (Protect All Cable Life).
30*Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play,
and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing ((Protect All Cable Life).
31*Lights, signals
and switches
• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.

Tip:

Air filter

  • This model uses a disposable oil-coated paper element. The element cannot be cleaned with compressed air, doing so will only damage it.
  • Replace the air filter more frequently if you often ride in the rain or dusty conditions.

Hydraulic brake service

  • Regularly check the brake fluid levels. Replenish as necessary.
  • Every two years replace the internal components of the brake master cylinders and calipers, and change the brake fluid.
  • Replace the brake hoses every four years, or if cracked or damaged.

Yamaha MT-07 Tire size and pressures

The following are tire sizes and tire pressures for the MT-07.

Tire sizes

  • Front: 120/70R17 M/C(58W). The bike comes stock with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20F
  • Rear: 190/55ZR17M/C(75W). The bike comes stock with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20R

Tire pressures (cold)

  • Front: 250 kPa/36 psi
  • Rear: 290 kPa/42 psi

About the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07

The beating heart is Yamaha’s Crossplane-Concept, twin-cylinder engine. This engine has some pretty big shoes to fill, considering the MT moniker is meant to be short for “Master of Torque,” and it acquits itself admirably with a claimed 50 pound-feet of torque that comes on fully at 6,500 rpm. At 9 grand, the plant delivers its full 73.7 horsepower with a linear response and honest control due to the lack of traction control and other engine electronics; an omission that is to be expected at this price point.

Bore and stroke measure out at 80 mm and 68.6 mm respectively. Liquid-cooling deals with the waste heat, and dual over-head cams actuate the 8-valve head.

Part of the advantage of the CP2 engine lies in its compact footprint, and the six-speed transmission does its bit with a stacked-shaft arrangement that shortens the overall drivetrain further. A standard clutch couples engine power to the gearbox, and a chain-type final drive makes the connection to the rear wheel. Overall, a fairly uncomplicated plant.

Manual for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07

2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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