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:

    Checking the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts
    The following procedure applies to all of the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts. 1. Check: Rocker arm Damage/wear Replace. 2. Check: Rocker arm shaft Blue discoloration/excessive wear/pitting/ scratches  Replace or check the lubrication system. 3. Measure: Rocke ...

    Troubleshooting details
    This section describes the measures per fault code number displayed on the FI diagnostic tool. Check and service the items or components that are the probable cause of the malfunction following the order given. After the check and service of the malfunctioning part have been completed, re ...

    Operation and important riding points
    Read the Owner's Manual carefully to become familiar with all controls. If there is a control or function you do not understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. WARNING Failure to familiarize yourself with the controls can lead to loss of control, which could cause an accident or injury. TIP ...

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