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Yamaha XSR700 - Owner's Manual > Checking the brake fluid level

Periodic maintenance and adjustment / Tires / Checking the brake fluid level

Before riding, check that the brake fluid is above the minimum level mark.

Check the brake fluid level with the top of the reservoir level. Replenish the brake fluid if necessary.

Front brake

Front brake

1. Minimum level mark

Rear brake

Rear brake

  1. Minimum level mark

Specified brake fluid:



Improper maintenance can result in loss of braking ability. Observe these precautions:


Brake fluid may damage painted surfaces or plastic parts. Always clean up spilled fluid immediately.

As the brake pads wear, it is normal for the brake fluid level to gradually go down. A low brake fluid level may indicate worn brake pads and/or brake system leakage; therefore, be sure to check the brake pads for wear and the brake system for leakage. If the brake fluid level goes down suddenly, have a Yamaha dealer check the cause before further riding.

Changing the brake fluid

Have a Yamaha dealer change the brake fluid every 2 years. In addition, have the seals of the master cylinders and brake calipers, as well as the brake hoses replaced at the intervals listed below or sooner if they are damaged or leaking.

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 Yamaha XSR700 - Owner's Manual > Cast wheels

To maximize the performance, durability, and safe operation of your vehicle, note the following points regarding the specified wheels. The wheel rims should be checked for cracks, bends, warpage or other damage before each ride. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer replace the wheel. Do not attempt even the smallest repair to the wheel. A deformed or cracked wheel must be replaced. The wheel should be balanced whenever either the tire or wheel has been changed or replaced. An unbalanced wheel can result in poor performance, adverse handling characteristics, and a shortened tire life.

 Yamaha XSR700 - Owner's Manual > Drive chain slack

The drive chain slack should be checked before each ride and adjusted if necessary. To check the drive chain slack 1. Place the motorcycle on the sidestand.

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