Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Installing the steering head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering head / Installing the steering head

1. Lubricate:

  • Upper bearing
  • Lower bearing
  • Bearing races

2. Install:

  • Lower ring nut
  • Rubber washer
  • Upper ring nut
  • Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD" on page 3-22.

3. Install:

  • Upper bracket
  • Steering stem nut

NOTE:

Temporarily tighten the steering stem nut.

4. Install:

  • Front fork legs Refer to "FRONT FORK" on page 4-44.

NOTE:

Temporarily tighten the upper and lower bracket pinch bolts.

5. Tighten:

  • Steering stem nut

    Checking the steering head
    1. Wash: Bearings Bearing races 2. Check: Bearings Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace. 3. Replace: Bearings Bearing races a. Remove the bearing races from the ste ...

    Rear shock absorber assembly
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    Other materials:

    Removing the rear wheel (disc)
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Elevate: Rear wheel NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the rear wheel is elevated. 3. Remove: Rear brake caliper NOTE: ...

    Troubleshooting charts
    Starting problems or poor engine performance Starting problems or poor engine performance Engine overheating WARNING Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding hot fluid and steam may be blown out under pressure, which could cause serious injury. Be ...

    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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