Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Storage


Always store your motorcycle in a cool, dry place and, if necessary, protect it against dust with a porous cover. Be sure the engine and the exhaust system are cool before covering the motorcycle.


  • Storing the motorcycle in a poorly ventilated room or covering it with a tarp, while it is still wet, will allow water and humidity to seep in and cause rust.
  • To prevent corrosion, avoid damp cellars, stables (because of the presence of ammonia) and areas where strong chemicals are stored.


Before storing your motorcycle for several months:

1. Follow all the instructions in the "Care" section of this chapter.

2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel stabilizer (if available) to prevent the fuel tank from rusting and the fuel from deteriorating.

3. Perform the following steps to protect the cylinders, piston rings, etc. from corrosion.

  1. Remove the spark plug caps and spark plugs.
  2. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil into each spark plug bore.
  3. Install the spark plug caps onto the spark plugs, and then place the spark plugs on the cylinder head so that the electrodes are grounded. (This will limit sparking during the next step.)
  4. Turn the engine over several times with the starter. (This will coat the cylinder walls with oil.)
    WARNING! To prevent damage or injury from sparking, make sure to ground the spark plug electrodes while turning the engine over.
  5. Remove the spark plug caps from the spark plugs, and then install the spark plugs and the spark plug caps.

4. Lubricate all control cables and the pivoting points of all levers and pedals as well as of the sidestand/ centerstand.

5. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, and then lift the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground. Alternatively, turn the wheels a little every month in order to prevent the tires from becoming degraded in one spot.

6. Cover the muffler outlet with a plastic bag to prevent moisture from entering it.

7. Remove the battery and fully charge it. Store it in a cool, dry place and charge it once a month.

Do not store the battery in an excessively cold or warm place [less than 0 ºC (30 ºF) or more than 30 ºC (90 ºF) ]. For more information on storing the battery.


Make any necessary repairs before storing the motorcycle.

    See also:

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Matte color caution

    NOTICE Some models are equipped with matte colored finished parts. Be sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on what products to use before cleaning the vehicle. Using a brush, harsh chemical products or cleaning compounds when cleaning these parts will scratch or damage their surface. Wax also should not be applied to any matte colored finished parts.

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Specifications, Consumer information