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Yamaha MT-07 and FZ-07 (2015-2021) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2018-2019 Yamaha MT-07

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2018-2021 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.

So this maintenance schedule is for every motorcycle from 2015 to 2021 that was called the FZ-07 or the MT-07 — it has always been the same motorcycle.

Here are all the motorcycles that share the same CP2 engine:

The maintenance schedule for the MT-07 is identical to that for restricted, lower-capacity version (MT-07 LAMS) of the engine in markets like Australia (under the LAMS scheme). Similarly, the maintenance is the same for the Yamaha MT-07 HO, the “High Output” version that’s the same as the standard version in international markets.

The maintenance schedule is also very similar for the 2016+ XSR700 and the Ténéré 700.

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

If you’re servicing the Yamaha MT-07, you at least need basic motorcycle maintenance tools — things like an oil catch pan, a paddock stand, and so on. Aside from that, you need the following specific consumables for the MT-07.

OilYamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50. The manual suggests Yamalube and it’s affordable on Amazon with a solid 5-star rating. 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 Hiflofiltro HF204RC. Torque for the oil filter is 17 Nm/13 lb-ft.
Chain maintenanceUse either Motul chain paste (very well-liked), or a complete Motul chain care kit which includes a brush etc.
Engine coolantYamaha recommends Yamacool, but use any coolant that’s a 50/50 ethylene glycol pre-mix. You can either use pre-mix or concentrate (for which you’d need demineralised water).
Cable lubricantsKeep your cables lubed! Protect all cable life is a good generic lubricant.
Spark PlugsNGK LMAR9E-J. 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 for the OEM air filter is 1WS-14450-00-00. You can also get the K&N equivalent, YA-6814.
Brake padsPeople regularly replace OEM units with EBC double hardened brake pads for extra life and better brake feel (and less fade). You need two sets for the front (FA252HH) and rear (FA174HH).
GreaseUse a good lithium soap-based grease and silicone grease for external pivot points.
Oil, filters, coolant, plugs, and brake pads for the FZ-07/MT-07/XSR700

Yamaha MT-07 / FZ-07 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha MT-07, previously known as the Yamaha FZ-07.

General notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • After the final service on the chart, keep going, doing every second service.
  • Yamaha recommends that for everything other than lubing the chain, changing the oil, and greasing external parts, you should have a Yamaha mechanic perform the service.

Note that the below service intervals in miles are from the US owner’s manual, and the distances in kilometres are from the Europe/Australia manuals. 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.

Chain

  • Clean and lubricate the chain every 500 mi (800 km) and after washing the motorcycle or riding in the rain or wet.

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.

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

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

‘000 miles (US)0.648121620
‘000 km (Eur/Aus)110123040
ItemMonths1612182430Every
Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace (NGK LMAR9E-J)
Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold26K mi (40K km)
Crankcase breather system• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary
Fuel injection• Adjust synchronization.
Evaporative emission control system (For California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary
Emissions control — periodic maintenance for MT-07

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

‘000 miles (US)0.648121620
‘000 km (Eur/Aus)110123040
ItemMonths1612182430Every
Diagnostic system
check (Dealers)
• Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool.
• Check the error codes.
Air filter element• Replace (K&N YA-6814) 24K mi/40K km
Air filter check hose• Clean.
Clutch• Check operation.
• Adjust or replace cable.
Front brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary (EBC FA252HH x 2).
Rear brake• Check operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage.
• Replace brake pads if necessary (EBC FA174HH).
Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing and clamping.
• Replace4 years
Brake fluid• Change (DOT 4)2 years
Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary (see spec below).
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease32,000 mi (50,000 km).
Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and condition.
• Adjust and lubricate chain thoroughly (Motul chain paste)
Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease12K mi/ 20K km.
Chassis fasteners• Check all chassis fitting and fasteners.
• Correct if necessary.
Brake lever pivot shaft• Apply silicone grease lightly.
Brake pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Clutch lever pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Shift pedal pivot shaft• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly
Sidestand pivot• Check operation.
• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly.
Sidestand switch• Check operation and replace if necessary.
Front fork• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
Shock absorber
assembly
• Check operation and for oil leakage.
• Replace if necessary.
Rear suspension link pivots• Apply lithium-soap-based grease lightly12K mi/20K km
Engine oil• Change (Yamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50). Warm engine before draining.
Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace (HF204RC)
Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant (ethylene glycol pre-mix)
Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.
Control cables• Apply lubricant thoroughly (Protect All Cable Life).
Throttle grip• Check operation.
• Check throttle grip free play, and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing (Protect All Cable Life).
Lights, signals and switches• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.
Yamaha MT-07 maintenance schedule

Yamaha MT-07 Tire size and pressures

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

TyreSizePressure
Front120/70R17 M/C(58W)250 kPa/36 psi
Rear190/55ZR17M/C(75W)290 kPa/42 psi
Yamaha MT-07 tyre sizes and pressures

Stock, the MT-07 ships with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport tyres, but you can fit most modern sport or sport touring tyres and it’ll work well for the street.

About the Yamaha MT-07

The MT-07 is Yamaha’s “middleweight-level” motorcycle, a bike that’s almost the perfect city bike.

It has the character of a mid-range Ducati Monster 696, but wider (and less complicated) service intervals. It has the same dynamic as an SV650, but it only has one cylinder head you need to bother with. What’s not to love!

The beating heart of the Yamaha MT-07 is the “crossplane concept” twin-cylinder engine, a liquid-cooled parallel twin with 689cc of displacement. It’s the same engine that’s in the Tenere 700, and it’s an absolute gem.

This engine has some pretty big shoes to fill, considering the MT moniker is meant to be short for “Master of Torque”. It acquits itself admirably with a claimed 37 Nm (50 lb-ft) of torque that comes on fully at 6,500 rpm.

Bear in mind of course that the MT brand spans a large range of displacements — from the MT-03 through to the huge R1 crossplane-derived MT-10.

At 9,000 rpm, the Yamaha MT-07’s CP2 engine makes 55 kW (74 hp) with a linear response that’s very predictable and doesn’t feel like its needs traction control.

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 motorcycle engine.

Manual for the 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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