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:

    Checking the clutch plates
    The following procedure applies to all of the clutch plates. 1. Check: Clutch plate Damage Replace the clutch plates as a set. 2. Measure: Clutch plate warpage (with a surface plate and thickness gauge "1") Out of specification Replace the clutch plates as a set. ...

    Installing the front wheel (disc)
    1. Install: Front brake disc NOTE: Be sure to install the front brake disc with the arrow mark "a" on the disc facing out. Tighten the brake disc bolts in stages and in a crisscross pattern. 2. Check: Front brake disc Refer to "CHECKING THE FRONT BRAKE DISC" on page 4 ...

    Checking the ignition timing
    NOTE: Prior to checking the ignition timing, check the wiring connections of the entire ignition system. Make sure all connections are tight and free of corrosion. 1. Remove: Rider seat Left lower side cowling Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Remove: Timing mark acces ...

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