Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Spring preload

To increase the spring preload and thereby harden the suspension, turn the adjusting ring in direction (a). To decrease the spring preload and thereby soften the suspension, turn the adjusting ring in direction (b).

Spring preload

  1. Extension bar
  2. Special wrench
  3. Spring preload adjusting ring
  4. Position indicator
  • Align the appropriate notch in the adjusting ring with the position indicator on the shock absorber.
  • Use the special wrench and the extension bar included in the owner's tool kit to make the adjustment.

Spring preload setting:
Minimum (soft): 1
Standard: 4
Maximum (hard): 7

Rebound damping force

To increase the rebound damping force and thereby harden the rebound damping, turn the adjusting screw in direction (a). To decrease the rebound damping force and thereby soften the rebound damping, turn the adjusting screw in direction (b).

Rebound damping force

  1. Rebound damping force adjusting screw

Rebound damping setting:
Minimum (soft): 3 turn(s) in direction (b)*
Standard: 1.5 turn(s) in direction (b)*
Maximum (hard): 0 turn(s) in direction (b)*

* With the adjusting screw fully turned in direction (a)


To obtain a precise adjustment, it is advisable to check the actual total number of turns of the damping force adjusting mechanism. This adjustment range may not exactly match the specifications listed due to small differences in production.


This shock absorber assembly contains highly pressurized nitrogen gas. Read and understand the following information before handling the shock absorber assembly.

  • Do not tamper with or attempt to open the cylinder assembly.
  • Do not subject the shock absorber assembly to an open flame or other high heat source.

    This may cause the unit to explode due to excessive gas pressure.

  • Do not deform or damage the cylinder in any way. Cylinder damage will result in poor damping performance.
  • Do not dispose of a damaged or worn-out shock absorber assembly yourself. Take the shock absorber assembly to a Yamaha dealer for any service.

Luggage strap holders

  1. Luggage strap holder
  2. Hook

  1. Luggage strap holder

There are six luggage strap holders, four on the bottom of the passenger seat and one on each passenger footrest.

To use the luggage strap holders on the passenger seat, remove the passenger seat. Unhook the straps from the hooks, and then install the seat with the straps hanging out from under the passenger seat.

Auxiliary DC connector

This vehicle is equipped with an auxiliary DC connector. Consult your Yamaha dealer before installing any accessories.


The sidestand is located on the left side of the frame. Raise the sidestand or lower it with your foot while holding the vehicle upright.


The built-in sidestand switch is part of the ignition circuit cut-off system, which cuts the ignition in certain situations.

(See the following section for an explanation of the ignition circuit cut-off system.)


The vehicle must not be ridden with the sidestand down, or if the sidestand cannot be properly moved up (or does not stay up), otherwise the sidestand could contact the ground and distract the operator, resulting in a possible loss of control.

Yamaha's ignition circuit cut-off system has been designed to assist the operator in fulfilling the responsibility of raising the sidestand before starting off. Therefore, check this system regularly and have a Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not function properly.

    See also:

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Adjusting the shock absorber assembly

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Ignition circuit cut-off system

    This system prevents in-gear engine starts unless the clutch lever is pulled and the sidestand is up. Also, it will stop the running engine should the sidestand be lowered while the transmission is in gear.