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 ...

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    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 steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer. b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket ...

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