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:

    Checking the timing chain tensioner
    1. Check: Timing chain tensioner Cracks/damage/rough movement Replace. a. Lightly press the timing chain tensioner rod into the timing chain tensioner housing by hand. NOTE: While pressing the timing chain tensioner rod, wind it clockwise with a thin screwdriver "1" until it stops. b. ...

    Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide
    1. Check: Timing chain Damage/stiffness Replace the timing chain and camshaft sprocket as a set. 2. Check: Timing chain guide (intake side) Damage/wear Replace. Checking the oil strainer 1. Check: Oil strainer Damage   Replace. Contaminants Clean with solvent. ...

    Troubleshooting
    The starter motor fails to turn. NOTE: Before troubleshooting, remove the following part(s): 1. Seats 2. Fuel tank 3. Left lower side cowling 4. Left upper side cowling ...

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