Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the ignition coil

1. Check:

Primary coil resistance Out of specification  Replace.


a. Disconnect the ignition coil connectors from the ignition coil terminals.

b. Connect the pocket tester ( × 1)
to the ignition coil as shown.


Positive tester probe
red/white "1"

Negative tester probe
orange "2"

Checking the ignition coil


c. Measure the primary coil resistance.

2. Check:

Secondary coil resistance Out of specification Replace.


 a. Disconnect the spark plug cap from the ignition coil.

b. Connect the pocket tester ( ×
1k) to the ignition coil as shown.


  • Positive tester probe
    orange "1"
  • Negative tester probe
    spark plug lead "2"

Checking the ignition coil


c. Measure the secondary coil resistance.

    Checking the spark plug cap
    1. Check: Spark plug cap resistance Out of specification Replace. a. Remove the spark plug cap from the spark plug lead. b. Connect the pocket tester ( × 1k) to the spark plug cap as ...

    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 ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the cooling system
    1. Remove: Side covers Upper side cowlings Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Check: Radiator "1" Radiator inlet hose "2" Radiator outlet hose "3" Coolant reservoir hose "4" Water pump breather hose "5" Cracks/damage → Replace. Refer to "RADIATOR" on page 6-1 ...

    Removing the starter clutch
    1. Remove: Starter clutch bolts "1" NOTE: While holding the generator rotor "2" with the sheave holder "3", remove the starter clutch bolts. Do not allow the sheave holder to touch the projection on the generator rotor. ...

    Checking the fuel sender
    1. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank. 2. Check: Fuel sender resistance Out of specification → Replace the fuel sender. a. Connect the pocket tester ( × 10) to the fuel sender coupler as shown. Positive tester probe sky blue "1" Negative tester probe orange/white " ...

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