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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    Overheating
    Engine 1. Clogged coolant passages Cylinder head and piston Heavy carbon buildup 2. Engine oil Incorrect oil level Incorrect oil viscosity Inferior oil quality Cooling system 1. Coolant Low coolant level 2. Radiator Damaged or leaking radiator Faulty radiator cap ...

    Checking the crankshaft position sensor
    1. Disconnect: Crankshaft position sensor coupler (from the wire harness) 2. Check: Crankshaft position sensor resistance Out of specification  Replace the crankshaft position sensor/stator assembly. a. Connect the pocket tester ( × 100) to the crankshaft position sensor c ...

    Adjusting the exhaust gas volume
    NOTE: Be sure to set the CO density level to standard, and then adjust the exhaust gas volume. 1. Remove: Rider seat Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Set the main switch to "OFF". 3. Disconnect: Self-diagnosis signal connector "1" 4. Connect: FI diagnostic tool "2 ...

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