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Yamaha Ténéré 700 Maintenance Schedule

2019 Yamaha Ternere 700 Black

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Yamaha Ténéré 700, a middleweight adventure/sport motorcycle from Yamaha. It’s also affectionately known as the T7.

The Ténéré 700 is based on the same well-loved CP2 engine found in the Yamaha MT-07. It’s a 689cc liquid-cooled parallel twin with a 270-degree crankshaft. In the Tenere 700 it makes peak power of 53.8 kW (73.8 hp) @ 9000 rpm, with peak torque of 68 Nm (50 ft-lb) at 6500 rpm.

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

The CP2 engine is designed to make a lot of torque in the midrange. So while it revs up past 9000 rpm, you definitely don’t have to take it there to get the most out of it (and just as well, as the T7 isn’t a bike you’re likely to frequently redline).

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

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What you need to service the Yamaha Ténéré 700

If you’re servicing the Yamaha Ténéré 700, 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 Yamaha Ténéré 700.

OilYamaha recommends Yamalube 10W-40 for the majority of operating temperatures, from -10 to 40C (or 10 to 110 F). 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-13440-60-00, used for many Yamaha products) or HifloFiltro HF204RC for a high-quality and affordable alternative. Torque for the oil filter is 17 Nm/13 lb-ft.
Engine coolantYamaha recommends their brand of coolant, but use any coolant that’s a 50/50 ethylene glycol pre-mix with corrosion inhibitors, e.g. Valvoline Zerex G05. You need 1.6L total.
Spark PlugsNGK LMAR8A-9. This is what the manual and mechanics suggest. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.8-0.9mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued to 13Nm/10 lb-ft.
Air filterYamaha part number for the OEM air filter is BW3-14450-UF. DNA makes a replacement high-performance one with part number R-Y7N14-01.
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 (FA181HH) and one for the rear (FA208R).
Chain lubricantThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty), with variations recommended between manufacturers. Motul chain paste is cheap and well-liked.
Cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. 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 and bearings.
Oil, filters, coolant, plugs, and brake pads for the Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha Ténéré 700.

  • 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.


  • 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 Ténéré 700 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

Mi x 1000 (US)0.6481216
km x 1000 (Eur/Aus)110203040
ItemTime (mon)16121824Annual
Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace
Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance (every 24K mi/40K km)
Crankcase breather system (if fitted)• Check breather hose for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary
Fuel injection• Check engine idle speed
• Adjust synchronization.
Exhaust system• Check for leakage
• Tighten if necessary
• Replace gaskets if necessary
Evaporative emission control system (For California only)•Check control system for damage
•Replace if necessary
Emissions control — periodic maintenance for Yamaha Ténéré 700

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

Mi x 1000 (US)0.648121620
km x 1000 (Eur/Aus)110203040
ItemTime (mon)1612182430
Diagnostic system check• Perform dynamic inspection using Yamaha diagnostic tool.
• Check the error codes.
Air filter element• Replace every 12K mi/20K km (R-Y7N14-01)
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.
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.
• Replace every 4 years
Brake fluid• Change every 2 years (DOT-4)
Wheels• Check runout, spoke tightness, and for damage.
• Tighten spokes 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 looseness or damage
Swingarm pivot bearings• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 30,000 mi (50,000 km).
Drive chain• Check chain slack, alignment and condition (every 300 mi/500 km)
• Adjust and lubricate chain thoroughly (Motul chain paste)
Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium-soap-based grease every 12K 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 relay arm and connecting pivot pivots• Check operation
Engine oil• Change (Yamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50).
• Check oil level and for leakage.
Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace (HifloFiltro HF204RC)
Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant every 3 years (Valvoline Zerex G05)
Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.
Moving parts and cables• Lubricate 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 Ténéré 700 maintenance schedule

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Tire size and pressures

The following are tire sizes and tire pressures for the Yamaha Ténéré 700.

Yamaha even says that “after extensive tests, only the tires listed below have been approved for this model by Yamaha”, referring to Pirelli/Scorpion Rally Str tyres.

TyreSizePressure (cold)
Front90/90-21 M/C 54V M+S1 person: 220 kPa (32 psi)
2 people: 220 kPa (32 psi)
Off-road: 200 kPa (29 psi)
Rear150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S1 person: 250 kPa (36 psi)
2 people: 250 kPa (36 psi)
Off-road: 200 kPa (29 psi)
Yamaha Ténéré 700 tyre sizes and pressures

About the Yamaha Ténéré 700

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 is Yamaha’s “entry-level” adventure touring motorcycle, but it’s one of those bikes that’s almost the perfect adventure motorcycle.

The real gem of the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is the “crossplane concept” CP2 twin-cylinder engine, a liquid-cooled parallel twin with 647cc of displacement. It’s the same engine that’s in the MT-07, and it’s a beautiful engine.

Part of the advantage of the CP2 engine lies in its compact footprint (and thus light weight), helping the Yamaha Ténéré 700 to overall be a very lightweight touring motorcycle.

Manual for the Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha Tenere 700 maintenance schedule screenshot (European version)
Yamaha Tenere 700 maintenance schedule screenshot (European version)

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the Yamaha Ténéré 700.

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

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