Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: 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. Scalding hot fluid and steam may be blown out under pressure, which could cause serious injury. Be sure to wait until the engine has cooled.

  • After removing the radiator cap retaining bolt, place a thick rag, like a towel, over the radiator cap, and then slowly rotate the cap counterclockwise to the detent to allow any residual pressure to escape. When the hissing sound has stopped, press down on the cap while turning it counterclockwise, and then remove the cap.


Engine overheating

TIP
If coolant is not available, tap water can be temporarily used instead, provided that it is changed to the recommended coolant as soon as possible.

    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 ...

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    Starting circuit cut-off system operation
    If the engine stop switch is set to " " and the main switch is set to "ON" (both switches are closed), the starter motor can only operate if at least one of the following conditions is met: The transmission is in neutral (the neutral switch is closed). The clutch lever is pulled to the ...

    Battery
    A poorly maintained battery will corrode and discharge quickly. The electrolyte level, battery lead connections and breather hose routing should be checked before each ride and at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. WARNING Electrolyte is pois ...

    Checking the clutch housing
    1. Check: Clutch housing dogs "1" Damage/pitting/wear  Deburr the clutch housing dogs or replace the clutch housing. NOTE: Pitting on the clutch housing dogs will cause erratic clutch operation. 2. Check: Bearing Damage/wear Replace the bearing and clutch housin ...

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