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:

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD" on page 3-22. 3. Install: Upper bracket Steering stem nut NOTE: Temporarily tighten t ...

    Installing the fuel hose
    1. Install: Fuel hose Fuel hose connector cover CAUTION:When installing the fuel hose, make sure that it is securely connected, and that the fuel hose connector cover is in the correct position, otherwise the fuel hose will not be properly installed. NOTE: W ...

    Checking the primary driven gear
    1. Check: Primary driven gear "1" Damage/wear Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set. Excessive noise during operation  Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set. ...

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