Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Aftermarket Parts, Accessories, and Modifications

Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual / Safety information / Aftermarket Parts, Accessories, and Modifications

While you may find aftermarket products similar in design and quality to genuine Yamaha accessories, recognize that some aftermarket accessories or modifications are not suitable because of potential safety hazards to you or others. Installing aftermarket products or having other modifications performed to your vehicle that change any of the vehicle's design or operation characteristics can put you and others at greater risk of serious injury or death. You are responsible for injuries related to changes in the vehicle.

Keep the following guidelines in mind, as well as those provided under "Loading" when mounting accessories.

  • Never install accessories or carry cargo that would impair the performance of your motorcycle. Carefully inspect the accessory before using it to make sure that it does not in any way reduce ground clearance or cornering clearance, limit suspension travel, steering travel or control operation, or obscure lights or reflectors.
  • Accessories fitted to the handlebar or the front fork area can create instability due to improper weight distribution or aerodynamic changes. If accessories are added to the handlebar or front fork area, they must be as lightweight as possible and should be kept to a minimum.
  • Bulky or large accessories may seriously affect the stability of the motorcycle due to aerodynamic effects. Wind may attempt to lift the motorcycle, or the motorcycle may become unstable in cross winds. These accessories may also cause instability when passing or being passed by large vehicles.
  • Certain accessories can displace the operator from his or her normal riding position. This improper position limits the freedom of movement of the operator and may limit control ability, therefore, such accessories are not recommended.
  • Use caution when adding electrical accessories. If electrical accessories exceed the capacity of the motorcycle's electrical system, an electric failure could result, which could cause a dangerous loss of lights or engine power.
    Genuine Yamaha Accessories
    Choosing accessories for your vehicle is an important decision. Genuine Yamaha accessories, which are available only from a Yamaha dealer, have been designed, tested, and approved by Yamaha ...

    Aftermarket Tires and Rims
    The tires and rims that came with your motorcycle were designed to match the performance capabilities and to provide the best combination of handling, braking, and comfort. Other tires, rims, ...

    Other materials:

    Types of bulbs
    The bulbs used on this vehicle are shown in the illustration. Bulbs "a" and "b" are used for the headlights and usually use a bulb holder that must be detached before removing the bulb. The majority of these types of bulbs can be removed from their respective socket by turning them coun ...

    Checking the valve seats
    The following procedure applies to all of the valves and valve seats. 1. Eliminate: Carbon deposits (from the valve face and valve seat) 2. Check: Valve seat Pitting/wear Replace the cylinder head. 3. Measure: Valve seat width C "a" Out of specification Replace the ...

    Checking the ignition spark gap
    1. Check: Ignition spark gap Out of specification Perform the ignition system troubleshooting, starting with step 5. Refer to "TROUBLESHOOTING" on page 8-3. NOTE: If the ignition spark gap is within specification, the ignition system circuit is operating normally. a. Disconnect the spa ...

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