Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Supporting the motorcycle

Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other maintenance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motorcycle is in a stable and level position before starting any maintenance. A strong wooden box can be placed under the engine for added stability.

To service the front wheel

  1. Stabilize the rear of the motorcycle by using a motorcycle stand or, if an additional motorcycle stand is not available, by placing a jack under the frame in front of the rear wheel.
  2. Raise the front wheel off the ground by using a motorcycle stand.

To service the rear wheel

Raise the rear wheel off the ground by using a motorcycle stand or, if a motorcycle stand is not available, by placing a jack either under each side of the frame in front of the rear wheel or under each side of the swingarm.

    Replacing an auxiliary light bulb
    This model is equipped with two auxiliary lights. If an auxiliary light bulb burns out, replace it as follows. Remove the socket (together with the bulb) by pulling it out. Aux ...

    Front wheel
    To remove the front wheel WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over. Loosen the front wheel axle pinch bolt, then the wheel axle and ...

    Other materials:

    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 ...

    Installing the rear brake caliper
    1. Install: Brake caliper "1" Copper washers Brake hose "2" Union bolt "3" WARNINGProper brake hose routing is essential to insure safe vehicle operation. Refer to "CABLE ROUTING" on page 2-33. CAUTION:When installing the brake hose onto the brake calip ...

    Checking the front brake master cylinder
    1. Check: Brake master cylinder Damage/scratches/wear Replace. Brake fluid delivery passages (brake master cylinder body) Obstruction Blow out with compressed air. 2. Check: Brake master cylinder reservoir Cracks/damage Replace the brake master cylinder. Brake maste ...

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