Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Troubleshooting

Although Yamaha motorcycles receive a thorough inspection before shipment from the factory, trouble may occur during operation. Any problem in the fuel, compression, or ignition systems, for example, can cause poor starting and loss of power.

The following troubleshooting charts represent quick and easy procedures for checking these vital systems yourself. However, should your motorcycle require any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the motorcycle properly.

Use only genuine Yamaha replacement parts. Imitation parts may look like Yamaha parts, but they are often inferior, have a shorter service life and can lead to expensive repair bills.

WARNING
When checking the fuel system, do not smoke, and make sure there are no open flames or sparks in the area, including pilot lights from water heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or gasoline vapors can ignite or explode, causing severe injury or property damage.

    Rear wheel
    To remove the rear wheel WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over. Loosen the axle nut. Axle nut Drive chain slack adjust ...

    Troubleshooting charts
    Starting problems or poor engine performance Starting problems or poor engine performance Engine overheating WARNING Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine and radiator are hot. S ...

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    Checking the front brake disc
    1. Remove: Front wheel Refer to "FRONT WHEEL" on page 4-6. 2. Check: Brake disc Damage/galling Replace. 3. Measure: Brake disc deflection Out of specification Correct the brake disc deflection or replace the brake disc. a. Place the vehicle on a suitable stand ...

    Checking the speed sensor
    1. Check: Speed sensor output voltage Out of specification → Replace. a. Connect the pocket tester (DC 20 V) to the speed sensor coupler (wire harness end) as shown. Positive tester probe gray "1" Negative tester probe gray/black "2" b. Set the main switch to "ON". c. ...

    Overheating
    Engine 1. Clogged coolant passages Cylinder head and piston Heavy carbon buildup 2. Engine oil Incorrect oil level Incorrect oil viscosity Inferior oil quality Cooling system 1. Coolant Low coolant level 2. Radiator Damaged or leaking radiator Faulty radiator cap ...

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