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Yamaha XSR700 - Owner's Manual > Engine break-in

There is never a more important period in the life of your engine than the period between 0 and 1600 km (1000 mi). For this reason, you should read the following material carefully.

Since the engine is brand new, do not put an excessive load on it for the first 1600 km (1000 mi). The various parts in the engine wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances.

During this period, prolonged full-throttle operation or any condition that might result in engine overheating must be avoided.

0-1000 km (0-600 mi)

Avoid prolonged operation above 5000 r/min

NOTICE: After 1000 km (600 mi) of operation, the engine oil must be changed and the oil filter cartridge or element replaced.

1000-1600 km (600-1000 mi)

Avoid prolonged operation above 6000 r/min.

1600 km (1000 mi) and beyond

The vehicle can now be operated normally.



When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch.


Periodic inspection, adjustment, and lubrication will keep your vehicle in the safest and most efficient condition possible. Safety is an obligation of the vehicle owner/operator. The most important points of vehicle inspection, adjustment, and lubrication are explained on the following pages.

The intervals given in the periodic maintenance charts should be simply considered as a general guide under normal riding conditions. However, depending on the weather, terrain, geographical location, and individual use, the maintenance intervals may need to be shortened.


Failure to properly maintain the vehicle or performing maintenance activities incorrectly may increase your risk of injury or death during service or while using the vehicle. If you are not familiar with vehicle service, have a Yamaha dealer perform service.


Turn off the engine when performing maintenance unless otherwise specified.


Brake discs, calipers, drums, and linings can become very hot during use. To avoid possible burns, let brake components cool before touching them.

Emission controls not only function to ensure cleaner air, but are also vital to proper engine operation and maximum performance. In the following periodic maintenance charts, the services related to emissions control are grouped separately. These services require specialized data, knowledge, and equipment. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or individual that is certified (if applicable).

Yamaha dealers are trained and equipped to perform these particular services.

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 Yamaha XSR700 - Owner's Manual > Starting the engine

Under normal conditions, shift the transmission into neutral before starting the engine. To start the engine with the transmission in gear, the sidestand must be up and the clutch lever pulled.

 Yamaha XSR700 - Owner's Manual > Periodic maintenance and adjustment

Tool kit 1. Tool kit The tool kit is in the location shown. The information included in this manual and the tools provided in the tool kit are intended to assist you in the performance of preventive maintenance and minor repairs. However, a torque wrench and other tools are necessary to perform certain maintenance work correctly.

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