Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: 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
  • Bent or damaged radiator fin

3. Water pump

  • Damaged or faulty water pump
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat stays closed
  • Hose(s) and pipe(s)
  • Damaged hose
  • Improperly connected hose
  • Damaged pipe
  • Improperly connected pipe

Fuel system

1. Throttle body

  • Damaged or loose throttle body joint

2. Air filter

  • Clogged air filter element

Chassis

1. Brake(s)

  • Dragging brake

Electrical system

1. Spark plug

  • Incorrect spark plug gap
  • Incorrect spark plug heat range

2. Ignition system

  • Faulty ECU

Overcooling

Cooling system

1. Thermostat

  • Thermostat stays open
    Faulty clutch
    Clutch slips 1. Clutch Improperly assembled clutch Improperly adjusted clutch cable Loose or fatigued clutch spring Worn friction plate Worn clutch plate 2. Engine oil Incorrect oi ...

    Poor braking performance
    - Worn brake pad - Worn brake disc - Air in hydraulic brake system - Leaking brake fluid - Faulty brake caliper kit - Faulty brake caliper seal - Loose union bolt - Damaged brake hose - Oil or ...

    Other materials:

    Incorrect engine idling speed
    Engine 1. Cylinder and cylinder head Incorrect valve clearance Damaged valve train components 2. Air filter Clogged air filter element Fuel system 1. Throttle body Damaged or loose throttle body joint Improperly adjusted engine idling speed (idle adjusting screw) Improper ...

    Checking the cylinder and piston
    1. Check: Piston wall Cylinder wall Vertical scratches Replace the cylinder, and replace the piston and piston rings as a set. 2. Measure: Piston-to-cylinder clearance a. Measure cylinder bore "C" with the cylinder bore gauge. NOTE: Measure cylinder bore "C" by takin ...

    Checking the rectifier/regulator
    1. Check: Rectifier/regulator output voltage Out of specification → Replace the rectifier/ regulator. a. Set the engine tachometer to the spark plug lead. b. Connect the pocket tester (DC 20 V) to the rectifier/regulator coupler as shown. Positive tester probe red "1" Negat ...

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