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 ...

    Motorcycle care and storage
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    Checking the front brake hose
    1. Check: Brake hose "1" Cracks/damage/wear  Replace. 2. Check: Brake hose holder "2" Loose connection Tighten the holder bolt. 3. Hold the vehicle upright and apply the front brake several times. 4. Check: Brake hose Brake fluid leakage Replace the da ...

    Sidestand
    The sidestand is located on the left side of the frame. Raise the sidestand or lower it with your foot while holding the vehicle upright. TIP The built-in sidestand switch is part of the ignition circuit cut-off system, which cuts the ignition in certain situations. WARNING The vehicl ...

    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 ...

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