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2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09.

2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09

The maintenance for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09 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.

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.Every 12000 mi (19000 km) or 18 months.
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*Exhaust system•Check for leakage.
• Tighten if necessary.
•Replace gasket(s) if necessary.
7*Evaporative emission control system (For California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary
8*Air induction system• Check the air cut-off valve, reed
valve, and hose for damage.
• Replace any
damaged parts.

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

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*Diagnostic system
check
• Perform dynamic inspection
using Yamaha diagnostic tool.
• Check the error codes.
2*Air filter element• Replace.Every 24000 mi (37000 km)
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 if necessary.
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-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
10*Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth oper-
ation.
• Replace if necessary.
11*Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 32,000 mi (50,000 km)
12Drive chain• Check chain slack
/alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain with a
special O-ring chain lubricant
thoroughly.
Every 600 mi (1000 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain
or riding in wet areas.
13*Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for
looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-
soap-based grease.
Every 12,000 mi (19,000 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 pivot• 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
assembly
• Check operation and for oil leak-
age.
• Replace if necessary.
23*Rear suspension
link pivots
• Check operation.
• Correct if necessary.
24Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)
25Engine oil
filter cartridge
• Replace.
26*Cooling system• Check coolant level and vehicle
for coolant leakage.
• Change coolant.Every 3 years.
27*Front and rear
brake switches
• Check operation.
28*Control 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.

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.

About the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09

Yamaha’s “crossplane concept” powerplant serves as the beating heart of the MT-09. On paper, the 78 mm bore and 59.1 mm stroke gives this inline-triple engine a total displacement of 847 cc. Dual over-head cams time the valvetrain with four valves per cylinder to help ensure low-resistance aspiration and efficient waste-gas evacuation. An 11.5-to-1 compression ratio will put you at the premium pump, but it’s a necessary evil as it contributes heavily to the respectable 115-horsepower and 64.5 pound-feet of torque tucked away in the plant.

That’s quite a bit of power for such a light bike, and the factory provides you with a few features meant to supplement the efforts of the ABS: the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle, the D-Mode function and adjustable traction control. The ride-by-wire throttle helps reconcile the difference between demand and capability for seamless transitions while the D-Mode provides three separate profiles for different throttle responses.

A switchable traction control provides the last layer of protection with two levels of intervention and an Off setting if you want to go full-real. A slip-and-assist clutch reduces the effort at the lever with backtorque protection and another layer of safety.

Manual for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09

2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2018-2019 Yamaha MT-09.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.