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:

    Checking the thermostat
    1. Check: Thermostat Does not open at 80.5-83.5 C (176.9-182.3 F)  Replace. a. Suspend the thermostat "1" in a container "2" filled with water. b. Slowly heat the water "3". c. Place a thermometer "4" in the water. d. While stirring the water, observe the thermostat and th ...

    Shifting
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    1. Lubricate: Rocker arms Rocker arm shafts 2. Lubricate: Camshaft 3. Install: Camshaft "1" NOTE: Make sure that the camshaft projections "a" and hole "b" are positioned as shown in the illustration. 4. Install: Rocker arms Rocker arm shafts "1" NOTE: Make ...

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