Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Checking the steering

Worn or loose steering bearings may cause danger. Therefore, the operation of the steering must be checked as follows at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.

  1. Place a stand under the engine to raise the front wheel off the ground. WARNING! To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.

  2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork legs and try to move them forward and backward. If any free play can be felt, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair the steering.


Checking the steering

    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 tu ...

    Checking the wheel bearings
    The front and rear wheel bearings must be checked at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. If there is play in the wheel hub or if the wheel does not turn ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the condition of the bulb sockets
    The following procedure applies to all of the bulb sockets. 1. Check: Bulb socket (for continuity) (with the pocket tester) No continuity Replace. NOTE: Check each bulb socket for continuity in the same manner as described in the bulb section, however, note the following. a. Install a ...

    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 ...

    Checking the front brake caliper
    1. Check: Brake caliper pistons "1" Rust/scratches/wear Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake caliper body "2" Cracks/damage Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake fluid delivery passages (brake caliper body) Obstruction Blow out with compressed air. ...

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