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:

    Checking the cooling system
    1. Remove: Side covers Upper side cowlings Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Check: Radiator "1" Radiator inlet hose "2" Radiator outlet hose "3" Coolant reservoir hose "4" Water pump breather hose "5" Cracks/damage → Replace. Refer to "RADIATOR" on page 6-1 ...

    Checking and lubricating the brake and shift pedals
    Brake pedal Brake pedal Shift pedal Shift pedal The operation of the brake and shift pedals should be checked before each ride, and the pedal pivots should be lubricated if necessary. Recommended lubricant:Lithium-soap-based grease ...

    Installing the clutch
    1. Install: Conical spring washer "1" NOTE: Install the conical spring washer as shown in the illustration. 2. Install: Clutch housing Thrust washer "1" NOTE: Be sure to install the thrust washer so that its sharp edge "a" is facing away from the clutch boss. 3. Instal ...

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