Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Installing the front brake caliper

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Front brake / Installing the front brake caliper

1. Install:

  • Brake caliper "1" (temporarily)
  • Copper washers "2"

  • Brake hose "3"
  • Brake hose union bolt "4"

WARNING

Proper brake hose routing is essential to insure safe vehicle operation. Refer to "CABLE ROUTING" on page 2-33.

CAUTION:
  • Install the brake hose at a 17 angle to the front brake caliper as shown in the illustration.
  • While holding the brake hose, tighten the union bolt.

Installing the front brake caliper


2. Remove:

  • Brake caliper

3. Install:

  • Brake pad spring
  • Brake pads
  • Brake caliper
  • Brake hose holder

Refer to "REPLACING THE FRONT BRAKE PADS" on page 4-22.

4. Fill:

  • Brake master cylinder reservoir (with the specified amount of the recommended brake fluid)

WARNING
  • Use only the designated brake fluid. Other brake fluids may cause the rubber seals to deteriorate, causing leakage and poor brake performance.
  • Refill with the same type of brake fluid that is already in the system. Mixing brake fluids may result in a harmful chemical reaction, leading to poor brake performance.
  • When refilling, be careful that water does not enter the brake master cylinder reservoir.

    Water will significantly lower the boiling point of the brake fluid and could cause vapor lock.

CAUTION:

Brake fluid may damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Therefore, always clean up any spilt brake fluid immediately.

5. Bleed:

  • Brake system Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

6. Check:

  • Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a"
    Add the recommended brake fluid to the proper level.

    Refer to "CHECKING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL" on page 3-18.

Installing the front brake caliper


7. Check:

Brake lever operation Soft or spongy feeling → Bleed the brake system.

Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

    Assembling the front brake caliper
    WARNING Before installation, all internal brake components should be cleaned and lubricated with clean or new brake fluid. Never use solvents on internal brake components as ...

    Removing the front brake master cylinder
    NOTE: Before removing the front brake master cylinder, drain the brake fluid from the entire brake system. 1. Disconnect: Front brake light switch 2. Remove: Brake hose union bolt Copp ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the rear brake master cylinder
    1. Check: Brake master cylinder Damage/scratches/wear Replace. Brake fluid delivery passages (brake master cylinder body) Obstruction Blow out with compressed air. 2. Check: Brake master cylinder kit Damage/scratches/wear Replace. 3. Check: Brake fluid reservoir Cracks/ ...

    Bearings and oil seals
    Install bearings "1" and oil seals "2" so that the manufacturer's marks or numbers are visible. When installing oil seals "1", lubricate the oil seal lips with a light coat of lithium-soap-based grease. Oil bearings liberally when installing, if appropriate. CAUTION:Do not spin th ...

    Checking the brake fluid 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: Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a" → Add the recommended brake fluid to the proper level. A. Front brake B. Rear brake WA ...

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