Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Unstable handling

Handlebars

- Bent or improperly installed right handlebar

- Bent or improperly installed left handlebar

1. Steering head components

- Improperly installed upper bracket

- Improperly installed lower bracket (improperly tightened ring nut)

- Bent steering stem

- Damaged ball bearing or bearing race

2. Front fork leg(s)

- Uneven oil levels (both front fork legs)

- Unevenly tensioned fork spring (both front fork legs)

- Broken fork spring

- Bent or damaged inner tube

- Bent or damaged outer tube

3. Swingarm

- Worn bearing

- Bent or damaged swingarm

Rear shock absorber assembly

- Faulty rear shock absorber spring

- Leaking oil

Tire(s)

- Uneven tire pressures (front and rear)

- Incorrect tire pressure

- Uneven tire wear

Wheel(s)

- Incorrect wheel balance

- Deformed cast wheel

- Damaged wheel bearing

- Bent or loose wheel axle

- Excessive wheel runout

Frame

- Bent frame

- Damaged steering head pipe

- Improperly installed bearing race

    Faulty front fork legs
    Leaking oil - Bent, damaged or rusty inner tube - Cracked or damaged outer tube - Improperly installed oil seal - Damaged oil seal lip - Incorrect oil level (high) - Loose damper rod assembly bo ...

    Faulty lighting or signaling system
    Headlight does not come on - Wrong headlight bulb - Too many electrical accessories - Hard charging - Incorrect connection - Improperly grounded circuit - Poor contacts (main or light switch) - ...

    Other materials:

    Adjusting the front wheel static balance
    NOTE: After replacing the tire, wheel or both, the front wheel static balance should be adjusted. Adjust the front wheel static balance with the brake discs installed. 1. Remove: Balancing weight(s) 2. Find: Front wheel's heavy spot NOTE: Place the front wheel on a suitab ...

    Checking the connections
    Check the leads, couplers, and connectors for stains, rust, moisture, etc. 1. Disconnect: Lead Coupler Connector 2. Check: Lead Coupler Connector Moisture → Dry with an air blower. Rust/stains → Connect and disconnect several times. 3. Check: All co ...

    Checking the oil pump
    1. Check: Oil pump drive gear Oil pump driven gear Oil pump housing Oil pump housing cover Cracks/damage/wear Replace the defective part(s). 2. Measure: Inner-rotor-to-outer-rotor-tip clearance "a" Outer-rotor-to-oil-pump-housing clearance "b" - Oil-pump-housing-to-inn ...

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