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Yamaha MT-10 & MT-10 SP / FZ-10 (2015+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Yamaha MT-10 grey and orange

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Yamaha MT-10 and MT-10 SP, formerly known as the FZ-10 before it was universally renamed as the MT-10.

The MT-10 was first announced in 2015, and called the FZ-10 in the US. By 2018, Yamaha was calling it the Yamaha MT-10 in all markets. Nothing significant changed over the years other than some tuning to make it smoother down low, and some different colours, of course.

The Yamaha MT-10 is based on a 998cc liquid-cooled dual overhead cam 4-cylinder engine. It’s the same “crossplane crank” engine first seen in the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1, known for its off-beat firing order that gives it unique torque characteristics and sound. It’s tuned more for torque, but on Motorcycle.com’s dyno it still made 102 kW (139 hp) at 9900 rpm, and massive 105 Nm (77 lb-ft) of torque at 9300 rpm.

In 2016, Yamaha released the Yamaha MT-10 SP, which has the same mechanical spec but has Öhlins electronic front suspension and a full-colour display.

The MT-10 was sold alongside the MT-09 and MT-09 SP, Yamaha’s triple. They kind of compete — the MT-09 is the sporty naked, whereas the MT-10 is the “hyper” naked. Anyway, they both go fast, sound great, and are a hoot in different ways.

From 2022, Yamaha released the evolved 2022+ Yamaha MT-10, which gets a Brembo radial master cylinder, LED headlights, a six-axis IMU, and a new TFT display. The 2022+ MT-10 SP also gets Öhlins electronic suspension.

Yamaha MT-10 SP
Yamaha MT-10 SP

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What you need to service the Yamaha MT-10/FZ-10

Luckily, you’re dealing with a naked bike, so it’s way easier to get to bits like the spark plugs and oil sump plug.

To service the MT-10, you do need a few motorcycle servicing basics, like a catch pan and so on.

Aside from that, you need the following parts/fluids/consumables for your Yamaha MT-10.

PartYamaha MT-10/FZ-10 consumables
Engine oilUse Yamalube 10W-40 or Yamalube 10W-50. The manual recommends “Yamalube” and it’s affordable… but if you want a high grade synthetic, Motul 7100 10W04- is a popular choice.

Don’t over-torque the bolt (spec is 43 Nm/31 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 filterEither get a stock oil filter (part 5GH-13440-50-00) or the Hiflofiltro HF204RC (better than K&N). Torque for the oil filter is 17 Nm/12 lb-ft.
Engine coolantYamaha recommends an ethylene glycol antifreeze with corrosion inhibitors. Valvoline’s Zerex G05 meets the spec.
Spark PlugsNGK LMAR9E-J should be used per the manual. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.8-0.9mm (with a gapping tool) and torqued with a torque wrench to 13Nm/10 lb-ft.
Air filterYamaha part number 2CR-14451-00, or the Hiflofiltro alternative HFA4924.
Brake padsChoose EBC for more bite and lower fade. You need two sets for the front and one for the rear. Front: EBC FA380HH (2 pairs). Rear: EBC FA174HH
GreaseYou need both lithium soap-based grease and silicone grease to service the MT-10.
Chain maintenanceA well-liked and low-mess lubricant is Motul chain paste.
Yamaha MT-10/FZ-10 consumables

Yamaha MT-10 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha MT-10. The maintenance schedule here is the same as it is in the manual — just slightly modified to fit this screen (as best as possible).

The US maintenance schedule is different to the European/Australian one for the MT-10/FZ-10.

  • In US manuals for the Yamaha MT-10, maintenance intervals are every 4000 miles (6000 km) or 6 months.
  • In European manuals for the Yamaha MT-10, maintenance intervals are every 10000 km (6000 miles) or 12 months.

A few items are either omitted or included with each one, so the maintenance schedules are shown separately below.

Other notes:

  • After the end of the maintenance schedule, continue it in the pattern shown.
  • Yamaha only wants you to change the oil, service the chain, and do simple greasing, recommending you get a dealer or mechanic to do the other service.
  • The break-in service is excluded (dealers usually do it), and it’s just inspecting fluids and changing the oil and filter.
  • Don’t clean the air filter with compressed air. The risk of damaging it (and your engine) is too high.
  • Regularly check the brake fluid levels. Replenish as necessary

Yamaha MT-10 Maintenance Schedule — US manual

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Yamaha MT-10 from the US manual.

mi x 100048121620
Months612182430Every
Change engine oil(warm engine first) with Yamalube 10W-50 or Motul 7100 10W-50
Replace oil filter (Hiflofiltro HF204RC)
Replace air filter (YA-1015)24000 mi / 37000 km
Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.
Replace spark plugs (NGK LMAR9E-J)
Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold26600 mi / 42000 km
Check clutch operation. Adjust or replace cable.
Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary. (EBC FA380HH, two pairs)
Check rear brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary. (EBC FA174HH)
Check brake hoses for cracks or damage, and for correct routing and clamping.
Replace brake hoses.4 years
Change brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4) and internal parts of brake master cylinder and calipers.2 years
Check cooling system hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.
Change coolant (Valvoline Zerex G05)
Check wheel runout and for damage. Replace if necessary.
Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace if necessary.
Check wheel bearings for smooth operation. Replace if necessary.
Check swingarm pivot bearing operation and for excessive play.
Moderately repack swingarm pivot bearings with lithium soap-based grease.32000 mi / 50000 km
Check steering bearing assemblies for looseness.
Moderately repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.16000 mi / 25000 km
Check steering damper operation and for oil leakage.
Check all chassis fittings and fasteners. Tighten/replace if necessary.
Lubricate brake lever with silicone grease lightly.
Lubricate brake pedal, shift pedal, and clutch lever with lithium soap-based grease lightly
Check sidestand pivot, and lubricate lightly with lithium soap-based grease lightly.
Check sidestand switch operation and replace if necessary.
Check front fork operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check rear suspension link pivot operation. Correct if necessary.
Check EXUP operation, cable free play and pulley position.12000 mi / 19000 km
Check front and rear brake switch operation.
Lubricate control cables (Protect All Cable Life)
* Check throttle operations and free play. Adjust as necessary.
* Lubricate cable and grip housing.
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.
Check crankcase breather hose for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
Adjust fuel injection synchronization.
Check exhaust system for leakage. Tighten and/or replace gasket(s) if necessary.
Check evap emission control system for damage. Replace if necessary
Check air induction cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage. Replace any damaged parts if necessary.
Check lights, signals and switches. Adjust headlight beam.
Maintenance schedule for the Yamaha MT-10/FZ-10 (US manual)

Yamaha MT-10 Maintenance Schedule — Europe/APAC

Below is the maintenance schedule for the MT-10 from the Europe/APAC manual in km.

Notice that there is more to it than the miles being converted to km, which is why they are in separate tables.

After 40 000 km, keep following the schedule in the pattern shown.

km x 100010203040Every
[Dealers] Perform diagnostic system check with Yamaha dealer tools, and check error codes.Year
Change engine oil(warm engine first) with Yamalube 10W-50 or Motul 7100 10W-50Year
Replace oil filter (Hiflofiltro HF204RC)
Check spark plug condition. Adjust gap and clean.
Replace spark plugs (NGK LMAR9E-J)
Check and adjust valve clearance when engine is cold40000 km / 24000 mi
Replace air filter (YA-1015)40000 km / 24000 mi
Check clutch operation. Adjust or replace cable.
Check front brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary. (EBC FA380HH, two pairs)Year
Check rear brake operation, fluid level, and for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary. (EBC FA174HH)Year
Check brake hoses for cracks or damage, and for correct routing and clamping.Year
Replace brake hoses.4 years
Change brake fluid (manual recommends DOT 4) and internal parts of brake master cylinder and calipers.2 years
Check cooling system hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.Year
Change coolant (Valvoline Zerex G05)3 years
Check wheel runout and for damage. Replace if necessary.
Check tire tread depth and for damage. Replace if necessary.
Check tire air pressure and correct if necessary.
Year
Check wheel bearings for smooth operation. Replace if necessary.
Check swingarm pivot bearing operation and for excessive play.
Lubricate swingarm pivot bearings with lithium soap-based grease.50000 km / 30000 mi
Check steering bearing assemblies for looseness.
Moderately repack steering bearings with lithium soap-based grease.
Check steering damper operation and for oil leakage.
Check all chassis fittings and fasteners. Tighten/replace if necessary.Year
Lubricate brake lever with silicone grease lightly.Year
Lubricate brake pedal, shift pedal, and clutch lever with lithium soap-based grease lightlyYear
Check sidestand pivot, and lubricate lightly with lithium soap-based grease lightly.Year
Check sidestand switch operation and replace if necessary.Year
Check front fork operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.Yea
Check shock absorber operation and for oil leakage. Replace if necessary.
Check rear suspension link pivot operation. Correct if necessary.
Check EXUP operation, cable free play and pulley position.
Check front and rear brake switch operation.Year
Lubricate control cables (Protect All Cable Life)Year
* Check throttle operations and free play. Adjust as necessary.
* Lubricate cable and grip housing.
Year
* Check lights, signals and switches.
* Adjust headlight beam.
Year
Check fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.Year
Check and adjust engine idle speed.
Adjust fuel injection synchronization.Year
Check exhaust system for leakage. Tighten and/or replace gasket(s) if necessary.Year
Check evap emission control system for damage. Replace if necessary
Check air induction cut-off valve, reed valve, and hose for damage. Replace any damaged parts if necessary.Year
Maintenance schedule for the Yamaha MT-10/FZ-10 (Europe/Australia/NZ manual)

Maintaining Your Chain on the Yamaha Yamaha MT-10 / MT-10 SP

It’s important to maintain your chain on the Yamaha MT-10 / MT-10 SP, as on any chain-driven motorcycle.

Use a good-quality chain lubricant like Motul chain paste, or a Motul chain care kit which comes with a couple of handy tools like brushes to maintain the chain.

Yamaha recommends you follow the following chain maintenance schedule every 500 mi / 800 km (in the Europe manual they say 600 mi / 1000km) and after washing the motorcycle, riding in the rain, or riding in wet areas.

Chain maintenance item
Check drive chain lubrication condition, lubricating if necessary (Motul chain paste)
Check drive chain slack, alignment, and condition, adjusting / replacing if necessary (The manual has guidance on how to adjust the chain slack)
Chain maintenance — Yamaha MT-10 / MT-10 SP

Naturally, if you track your Yamaha MT-10, then attend to your chain more often.

About the Yamaha MT-10/FZ-10

2022 Yamaha MT-10 DX EU outdoor static rhs front
2022 Yamaha MT-10 DX

The Yamaha MT-10 is an upright streetfighter/standard version of the Yamaha YZF-R1 with a detuned engine, simpler riding gear, and a lot more front-end poise.

The MT-10 from 2016-2020 is a distinct evolution from the long-standing 2006-2015 Yamaha FZ-1. It still is a standard/sport bike with a 998cc inline four-cylinder fuel-injected engine, but the FZ-10/MT-10 takes the “crossplane crank” engine from the 2009-onward YZF-R1.

It’s easier to describe the Yamaha MT-10 by talking about its components. The MT-10 has Yamaha’s crossplane crank 998cc engine from the previous generation Yamaha R1, but tuned for lower down torque and with lower max power — topping out at a claimed 120kW or 160 hp, with dyno runs about 14% down on this peak.

The Yamaha MT-10 comes standard with ABS and traction control, and also with cruise control, which isn’t available on any of the Yamaha YZF-R1 models.

The compression ratio is also lower than the R1 at 12:1, but you’ll still have to use premium fuel.

The Yamaha MT-10 comes in a few different versions.

Yamaha MT-10 modelMT-10 Gen 1MT-10 SP Gen 1MT-10 Gen 2MT-10 SP Gen 2
Years available2016-20212017-20212022+2022+
SuspensionKYB, fully adjustableÖhlins, fully adjustableKYB, fully adjustableÖhlins Semi-active
DisplayLCDTFTTFTTFT
Ride aidsABS, TC, CruiseABS, TC, CruiseABS, TC, Cruise, 6-axis IMUABS, TC, Cruise, 6-axis IMU
QuickshifterNoYesYesYes
Yamaha MT-10 spec changes

There’s also a “tourer” spec in some markets, with some bags and other accessories for long-distance travel on the Yamaha MT-10.

The engine and brakes remain constant between all models and generations of the SP, and the maintenance schedule and all parts are the same.

Reference: Manual for the Yamaha MT-10

The above information was gleaned from the owner’s manual for the 2019 Yamaha MT-10, but it’s identical to the schedule for other years, including those named FZ-10.

2019 Yamaha MT-10 Maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

You can download it from Yamaha’s website here.

We also referenced the European manual which is in km, and which has different maintenance schedule intervals.

Yamaha MT-20 2020 europe maintenance schedule in km
Europe manual MT-10

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