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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    Throttle position sensor
    1. Check: Throttle position sensor a. Connect the digital circuit tester to the terminals of the throttle body sensor assembly coupler as shown. Positive tester probe → gray/red terminal "1" Negative tester probe → gray/black terminal "2" b. Measure the throttle pos ...

    Replacing a turn signal light bulb
    Remove the turn signal light lens by removing the screw. Screw Remove the burnt-out bulb by pushing it in and turning it counterclockwise. Insert a new bulb into the socket, push it in, and then turn it clockwise until it stops. Install the lens by installing ...

    Installing the piston and cylinder
    1. Install: Top ring "1" 2nd ring "2" Oil ring expander "3" Lower oil ring rail "4" Upper oil ring rail "5" NOTE: Be sure to install the piston rings so that the manufacturer marks or numbers face up. 2. Install: Piston "1" Piston pin "2" Piston pin clips "3" NOTE: ...

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