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 ...

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    Adjusting the drive chain slack
    NOTE: The drive chain slack must be checked at the tightest point on the chain. CAUTION:A drive chain that is too tight will overload the engine and other vital parts, and one that is too loose can skip and damage the swingarm or cause an accident. Therefore, keep the drive ...

    Removing the rear brake caliper
    NOTE: Before disassembling the brake caliper, drain the brake fluid from the entire brake system. 1. Remove: Union bolt "1" Copper washers "2" Brake hose "3" NOTE: Put the end of the brake hose into a container and pump out the brake fluid carefully. ...

    Changing the engine oil
    1. Remove: Right bottom cowling Right upper side cowling Right lower side cowling Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off. 3. Place a container under the engine oil drain bolt. 4. Install: Engine oil d ...

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