Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Lubricating the drive chain

The drive chain consists of many interacting parts. If the drive chain is not maintained properly, it will wear out quickly. Therefore, the drive chain should be serviced, especially when the vehicle is used in dusty areas.

This vehicle has a drive chain with small rubber O-rings between each side plate. Steam cleaning, high-pressure washing, certain solvents, and the use of a coarse brush can damage these O-rings. Therefore, use only kerosene to clean the drive chain. Wipe the drive chain dry and thoroughly lubricate it with engine oil or chain lubricant that is suitable for O-ring chains.

Do not use any other lubricants on the drive chain since they may contain solvents that could damage the O-rings.


    Adjusting the drive chain slack
    NOTE: The drive chain slack must be checked at the tightest point on the chain. CAUTION:A drive chain that is too tight will overload the engine and other vital parts, and one that ...

    Checking and adjusting the steering head
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the ...

    Other materials:

    Disassembling the water pump
    1. Remove: Water pump seal "1" NOTE: Remove the water pump seal from the inside of the water pump housing "2". 2. Remove: Bearing "1" NOTE: Remove the bearing from the outside of the water pump housing "2". ...

    Multi-function display
    Multi-function display Multi-function display "RESET/SELECT" button WARNING Be sure to stop the vehicle before making any setting changes to the multi-function display. Changing settings while riding can distract the operator and increase the risk of an accident. The multi- ...

    Installing the drive chain
    1. Lubricate: Drive chain Master link 2. Install: Drive sprocket Drive sprocket retainer bolts 3. Install: Master link O-rings Master link plate Master link clip "1" CAUTION: The closed end of the master link clip must face in the direction of drive ch ...

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