Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the coolant level

1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface.

NOTE:

  • Place the vehicle on a suitable stand.
  • Make sure the vehicle is upright.

2. Check:

Coolant level The coolant level should be between the maximum level mark "a" and minimum level mark "b".

Below the minimum level mark →  Add the recommended coolant to the proper level.

NOTE:

To access the coolant reservoir cap "1", remove the right side cover. Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1.

Checking the coolant level


CAUTION:
  • Adding water instead of coolant lowers the antifreeze content of the coolant. If water is used instead of coolant, check and, if necessary, correct the antifreeze concentration of the coolant.
  • Use only distilled water. However, if distilled water is not available, soft water may be used.

3. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off.

4. Check:

  • Coolant level

NOTE:

Before checking the coolant level, wait a few minutes until it settles.

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