Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Protective apparel

The majority of fatalities from motorcycle accidents are the result of head injuries. The use of a safety helmet is the single most critical factor in the prevention or reduction of head injuries.

  • Always wear an approved helmet.
  • Wear a face shield or goggles. Wind in your unprotected eyes could contribute to an impairment of vision that could delay seeing a hazard.
  • The use of a jacket, heavy boots, trousers, gloves, etc., is effective in preventing or reducing abrasions or lacerations.
  • Never wear loose-fitting clothes, otherwise they could catch on the control levers, footrests, or wheels and cause injury or an accident.
  • Always wear protective clothing that covers your legs, ankles, and feet. The engine or exhaust system become very hot during or after operation and can cause burns.
  • A passenger should also observe the above precautions.
    Safe Riding
    Perform the pre-operation checks each time you use the vehicle to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Failure to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly increases the possibility of ...

    Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    All engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, and eventually death. Carbon Monoxide is a ...

    Other materials:

    Engine break-in
    There is never a more important period in the life of your engine than the period between 0 and 1000 km (600 mi). For this reason, you should read the following material carefully. Since the engine is brand new, do not put an excessive load on it for the first 1000 km (600 mi). The vari ...

    Checking the shift forks
    The following procedure applies to all of the shift forks. 1. Check: Shift fork cam follower "1" Shift fork pawl "2" Bends/damage/scoring/wear Replace the shift fork. 2. Check: Shift fork guide bar Roll the shift fork guide bar on a flat surface. Bends  Replace. ...

    Installing the drive chain
    1. Lubricate: Drive chain Master link 2. Install: Drive sprocket Drive sprocket retainer bolts 3. Install: Master link O-rings Master link plate Master link clip "1" CAUTION: The closed end of the master link clip must face in the direction of drive ch ...

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