Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Tips for reducing fuel consumption

Fuel consumption depends largely on your riding style. Consider the following tips to reduce fuel consumption:

  • Shift up swiftly, and avoid high engine speeds during acceleration.
  • Do not rev the engine while shifting down, and avoid high engine speeds with no load on the engine.
  • Turn the engine off instead of letting it idle for an extended length of time (e.g., in traffic jams, at traffic lights or at railroad crossings).
    Shifting
    Shifting Shift pedal Neutral position Shifting gears lets you control the amount of engine power available for starting off, accelerating, climbing hills, etc. The gear positions a ...

    Engine break-in
    There is never a more important period in the life of your engine than the period between 0 and 1000 km (600 mi). For this reason, you should read the following material carefully. Since the ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the radiator
    1. Check: Radiator fins obstruction clean. Apply compressed air to the rear of the radiator. Damage  repair or replace. NOTE: Straighten any flattened fins with a thin, flat-head screwdriver. 2. Check: Radiator hoses Cracks/damage Replace. 3. Measure: Radiator cap ...

    Assembling the oil pump
    1. Lubricate: Oil pump inner rotor Oil pump outer rotor Oil pump driven gear (with the recommended lubricant) 2. Install: Oil pump outer rotor Oil pump inner rotor "1" Oil pump driven gear Pin "2" NOTE: When installing the inner rotor, align the pin "2" in the oil pump sh ...

    Checking the cylinder head
    1. Eliminate: Combustion chamber carbon deposits (with a rounded scraper) NOTE: Do not use a sharp instrument to avoid damaging or scratching: Spark plug bore threads Valve seats 2. Check: Cylinder head Damage/scratches   Replace. Cylinder head water jacket Min ...

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