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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.

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

This maintenance schedule applies to the 2016 Yamaha XSR700, including the anniversary edition, and all years from 2017 onward.

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

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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.

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 XSR700 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2016+ Yamaha XSR700. You’ll find a lot in common with the maintenance of other modern water-cooled Yamaha motorcycles, including the MT-07 of course.

General notes on the maintenance schedule for the XSR700:

  • 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.


  • 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. Don’t clean it with compressed air or you’ll 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 XSR700 is broken into two sections: periodic maintenance for emission control systems, and general maintenance and lubrication.

Periodic Maintenance Emission Control System

Mi x 10000.66121824
Km x 1000110203040
ItemMonths16121824Or every
Fuel line• Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage .
• Replace if necessary.
Spark plugs• Check condition.
• Adjust gap and clean.
• Replace. (LMAR9E-J)
Valve clearance• Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold24K mi (40K km)
Fuel injection• Adjust synchronization.Year
Yamaha XSR700 — maintenance of emissions-related systems

General Maintenance and Lubrication Chart

mi x 10000.66121824
Itemkm x 1000Every110203040
Air filter element• Replace. (K&N YA-6814)
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 whenever worn to the limit.
Brake hoses• Check for cracks or damage.
• Check for correct routing and clamping.
• Replace 4 years
Brake fluid• Change (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Wheels• Check runout and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
Tires• Check tread depth and for damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Check air pressure.
• Correct if necessary.
Wheel bearings• Check bearings for smooth operation.
• Replace if necessary.
Swingarm• Check operation and for excessive play.
• Moderately repack with lithium soap-based grease.30K mi/50K km
Drive chain• Check chain slack• Adjust and lubricate chain (Motul chain paste) 500 mi/800 km, or if the chain gets wet
Steering bearings• Check bearing assemblies for looseness.
• Moderately repack with lithium soap-based grease.
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• 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 lightly.12,000 mi (20,000 km)
Engine oil• Change (warm engine before draining)Year
Engine oil filter cartridge• Replace.
Cooling system• Check hoses for cracks or damage.
• Replace if necessary.
• Change coolant.3 years
Front and rear brake switches• Check operation.Year
Moving parts and cables• Apply cable lubricant (Protect all cable life)Year
Throttle grip• Check operation.• Check throttle grip free play, and adjust if necessary.
• Lubricate cable and grip housing.
Lights, signals and switches• Check operation.
• Adjust headlight beam.
Yamaha XSR700 — regular maintenance

About the Yamaha XSR7000

The Yamaha XSR700 is a modern and yet retro-styled standard sport bike. It has a comfortable plank-style seat and an easy riding position, and is powered by the lively and well-loved CP2 engine from Yamaha — a 689cc liquid-cooled parallel twin that has a nice throaty character thanks to its 270-degree crankshaft.

The Yamaha XSR700 is one of Yamaha’s modernised retro motorcycles, part of the “faster sons” line. It’s very similar to the MT-07 or FZ-07 (and shares the same foundation), but in a more stylish package.

Alternatively, you can consider the Yamaha XSR700 to be the smaller sibling of the XSR900, which shares the CP3 engine with the MT-09.

The XSR700 is a versatile, lightweight 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 — it has enough power and quick-revving character to entertain any kind of rider.

The CP2 engine is been designed to provide good 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 means you can cruise economically on the highway

Everyone loves the XSR700, from beginners to experienced riders.

On top of having lots of character, the XSR700 is very easy on the eye.

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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