Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Checking the front fork

The condition and operation of the front fork must be checked as follows at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.

To check the condition

Check the inner tubes for scratches, damage and excessive oil leakage.

To check the operation

  1. Place the vehicle on a level surface and hold it in an upright position. WARNING! To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.

  2. While applying the front brake, push down hard on the handlebars several times to check if the front fork compresses and rebounds smoothly.


Checking the front fork

NOTICE
If any damage is found or the front fork does not operate smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair it.

    Lubricating the swingarm pivots
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    Checking the steering
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    Other materials:

    Checking the swingarm
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    Faulty clutch
    Clutch slips 1. Clutch Improperly assembled clutch Improperly adjusted clutch cable Loose or fatigued clutch spring Worn friction plate Worn clutch plate 2. Engine oil Incorrect oil level Incorrect oil viscosity (low) Deteriorated oil Clutch drags 1. Clutch Unevenly t ...

    Checking the starter motor
    1. Check: Commutator Dirt Clean with 600 grit sandpaper. 2. Measure: Commutator diameter "a" Out of specification Replace the starter motor. 3. Measure: Mica undercut "a" Out of specification Scrape the mica to the proper measurement with a hacksaw blade ...

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