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:

    Checking and replacing the rear wheel sprocket
    1. Check: Rear wheel sprocket More than 1/4 tooth "a" wear Replace the rear wheel sprocket. Bent teeth Replace the rear wheel sprocket. b. Correct 1. Drive chain roller 2. Rear wheel sprocket 2. Replace: Rear wheel sprocket a. Remove the self-locking nuts and the ...

    Installing the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. 1. Install: Front fork leg Temporarily tighten the upper and lower bracket pinch bolts. NOTE: Make sure the inner tube end position "a" is 24.5 mm (0.96 in) from the top of the upper bracket. 2. Tighten: Lower br ...

    Starting circuit cut-off system operation
    If the engine stop switch is set to " " and the main switch is set to "ON" (both switches are closed), the starter motor can only operate if at least one of the following conditions is met: The transmission is in neutral (the neutral switch is closed). The clutch lever is pulled to the ...

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