Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Checking the steering

Worn or loose steering bearings may cause danger. Therefore, the operation of the steering must be checked as follows at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.

  1. Place a stand under the engine to raise the front wheel off the ground. WARNING! To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over.

  2. Hold the lower ends of the front fork legs and try to move them forward and backward. If any free play can be felt, have a Yamaha dealer check or repair the steering.


Checking the steering

    Checking the front fork
    The condition and operation of the front fork must be checked as follows at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. To check the condition Check the inner tu ...

    Checking the wheel bearings
    The front and rear wheel bearings must be checked at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. If there is play in the wheel hub or if the wheel does not turn ...

    Other materials:

    Bleeding the hydraulic brake system
    WARNINGBleed the hydraulic brake system whenever: the system is disassembled. a brake hose is loosened, disconnected or replaced. the brake fluid level is very low. brake operation is faulty. NOTE: Be careful not to spill any brake fluid or allow th ...

    Installing the starter clutch
    1. Install: Starter clutch assembly Starter clutch bolts "1" NOTE: While holding the generator rotor "2" with the sheave holder "3", tighten the starter clutch bolts. Do not allow the sheave holder to touch the projection on the generator rotor. Stake the end "a" of each start ...

    Removing the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. 1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Loosen: Handlebar pinch bolt "1" Handlebar bolt "2" Upper bracket ...

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