Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Storage

Short-term

Always store your motorcycle in a cool, dry place and, if necessary, protect it against dust with a porous cover.

NOTICE

  • Storing the motorcycle in a poorly ventilated room or covering it with a tarp, while it is still wet, will allow water and humidity to seep in and cause rust.

  • To prevent corrosion, avoid damp cellars, stables (because of the presence of ammonia) and areas where strong chemicals are stored.

Long-term

Before storing your motorcycle for several months:

  1. Follow all the instructions in the "Care" section of this chapter.
  2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel stabilizer (if available) to prevent the fuel tank from rusting and the fuel from deteriorating.
  3. Perform the following steps to protect the cylinder, piston rings, etc. from corrosion.
  1. Remove the spark plug cap and spark plug.
  2. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil into the spark plug bore.
  3. Install the spark plug cap onto the spark plug, and then place the spark plug on the cylinder head so that the electrodes are grounded. (This will limit sparking during the next step.)
  4. Turn the engine over several times with the starter. (This will coat the cylinder wall with oil.)
  5. Remove the spark plug cap from the spark plug, and then install the spark plug and the spark plug cap. WARNING! To prevent damage or injury from sparking, make sure to ground the spark plug electrodes while turning the engine over.
  1. Lubricate all control cables and the pivoting points of all levers and pedals as well as of the sidestand/ centerstand.
  2. Check and, if necessary, correct the tire air pressure, and then lift the motorcycle so that both of its wheels are off the ground. Alternatively, turn the wheels a little every month in order to prevent the tires from becoming degraded in one spot.
  3. Cover the muffler outlet with a plastic bag to prevent moisture from entering it.
  4. Remove the battery and fully charge it. Store it in a cool, dry place and charge it once a month. Do not store the battery in an excessively cold or warm place [less than 0 C (30 F) or more than 30 C (90 F)]. For more information on storing the battery, see page 6-29.

TIP
Make any necessary repairs before storing the motorcycle.

    Care
    While the open design of a motorcycle reveals the attractiveness of the technology, it also makes it more vulnerable. Rust and corrosion can develop even if high-quality components are used. ...

    Specifications
    Dimensions: Overall length: 2015 mm (79.3 in) Overall width: 660 mm (26.0 in) Overall height: 1065 mm (41.9 in) Seat height: 818 mm (32.2 in) Wheelbase: 1355 mm (53.3 in) Ground clearance: ...

    Other materials:

    Installing the camshaft and rocker arms
    1. Lubricate: Rocker arms Rocker arm shafts 2. Lubricate: Camshaft 3. Install: Camshaft "1" NOTE: Make sure that the camshaft projections "a" and hole "b" are positioned as shown in the illustration. 4. Install: Rocker arms Rocker arm shafts "1" NOTE: Make ...

    Checking and lubricating the cables
    The operation of all control cables and the condition of the cables should be checked before each ride, and the cables and cable ends should be lubricated if necessary. If a cable is damaged or does not move smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or replace it. WARNING! Damage to the out ...

    Installing the starter clutch
    1. Install: Starter clutch assembly Starter clutch bolts "1" NOTE: While holding the generator rotor "2" with the sheave holder "3", tighten the starter clutch bolts. Do not allow the sheave holder to touch the projection on the generator rotor. Stake the end "a" of each start ...

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