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:

    Installing the clutch
    1. Install: Conical spring washer "1" NOTE: Install the conical spring washer as shown in the illustration. 2. Install: Clutch housing Thrust washer "1" NOTE: Be sure to install the thrust washer so that its sharp edge "a" is facing away from the clutch boss. 3. Instal ...

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD" on page 3-22. 3. Install: Upper bracket Steering stem nut NOTE: Temporarily tighten t ...

    Checking and lubricating the brake and shift pedals
    Brake pedal Brake pedal Shift pedal Shift pedal The operation of the brake and shift pedals should be checked before each ride, and the pedal pivots should be lubricated if necessary. Recommended lubricant:Lithium-soap-based grease ...

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