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 ...

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    Adjusting the brake pedal free play
    Adjusting the brake pedal free play Brake pedal free play The brake pedal free play should measure 3.5-4.5 mm (0.14-0.18 in) as shown. Periodically check the brake pedal free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. WARNING An incorrect brake pedal free play in ...

    Cast wheels
    To maximize the performance, durability, and safe operation of your vehicle, note the following points regarding the specified wheels. The wheel rims should be checked for cracks, bends or warpage before each ride. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer replace the wheel. ...

    Checking the clutch springs
    The following procedure applies to all of the clutch springs. 1. Check: Clutch spring Damage Replace the clutch springs as a set. 2. Measure: Clutch spring free length "a" Out of specification Replace the clutch springs as a set. ...

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