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 clutch lever free play
    Adjusting the clutch lever free play Clutch lever free play adjusting bolt Clutch lever free play The clutch lever free play should measure 10.0-15.0 mm (0.39-0.59 in) as shown. Periodically check the clutch lever free play and, if necessary, adjust it as follows. Slide the ...

    Installing the rear shock absorber assembly
    1. Install: Rear shock absorber assembly Relay arm "1" NOTE: Install the relay arm as shown in the illustration. 2. Tighten: Rear shock absorber assembly upper nut Relay arm nut Rear shock absorber assembly lower nut 3. Install: Connecting arms NOTE: When ins ...

    Troubleshooting charts
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