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:

    Fuel tank cap
    Fuel tank cap Fuel tank cap lock cover Unlock. To remove the fuel tank cap Open the fuel tank cap lock cover. Insert the key into the lock and turn it 1/4 turn counterclockwise. The lock will be released and the fuel tank cap can be removed. To install the fuel tank ca ...

    Fuel
    Make sure there is sufficient gasoline in the tank. WARNING Gasoline and gasoline vapors are extremely flammable. To avoid fires and explosions and to reduce the risk of injury when refueling, follow these instructions. Before refueling, turn off the engine and be sure that no on ...

    Checking the oil pump
    1. Check: Oil pump drive gear Oil pump driven gear Oil pump housing Oil pump housing cover Cracks/damage/wear Replace the defective part(s). 2. Measure: Inner-rotor-to-outer-rotor-tip clearance "a" Outer-rotor-to-oil-pump-housing clearance "b" - Oil-pump-housing-to-inn ...

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