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 ...

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    Installing the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. 1. Install: Front fork leg Temporarily tighten the upper and lower bracket pinch bolts. NOTE: Make sure the inner tube end position "a" is 24.5 mm (0.96 in) from the top of the upper bracket. 2. Tighten: Lower br ...

    Bleeding the hydraulic brake system
    WARNINGBleed the hydraulic brake system whenever: the system is disassembled. a brake hose is loosened, disconnected or replaced. the brake fluid level is very low. brake operation is faulty. NOTE: Be careful not to spill any brake fluid or allow th ...

    Checking the ignition timing
    NOTE: Prior to checking the ignition timing, check the wiring connections of the entire ignition system. Make sure all connections are tight and free of corrosion. 1. Remove: Rider seat Left lower side cowling Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Remove: Timing mark acces ...

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