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:

    Assembling the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. WARNING Make sure the oil levels in both front fork legs are equal. Uneven oil levels can result in poor handling and a loss of stability. NOTE: When assembling the front fork leg, be sure to rep ...

    Checking the brake fluid level
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand. Make sure the vehicle is upright. 2. Check: Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a" → Add the recommended brake fluid to the proper level. A. Front brake B. Rear brake WA ...

    Checking the thermostat
    1. Check: Thermostat Does not open at 80.5-83.5 C (176.9-182.3 F)  Replace. a. Suspend the thermostat "1" in a container "2" filled with water. b. Slowly heat the water "3". c. Place a thermometer "4" in the water. d. While stirring the water, observe the thermostat and th ...

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