Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Installing the rear brake caliper

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Rear brake / Installing the rear brake caliper

1. Install:

  • Brake caliper "1"

  • Copper washers
  • Brake hose "2"
  • Union bolt "3"

WARNING

Proper brake hose routing is essential to insure safe vehicle operation. Refer to "CABLE ROUTING" on page 2-33.

CAUTION:

When installing the brake hose onto the brake caliper, be sure to position the brake pipe "a" into the slot "b" in the brake caliper.

Installing the rear brake caliper


2. Install:

  • Brake pad spring
  • Brake pads
  • Brake pad retaining bolts
  • Rear brake caliper Refer to "REPLACING THE REAR BRAKE PADS" on page 4-33.

3. Install:

  • Rear wheel Refer to "REAR WHEEL" on page 4-12.

4. Fill:

  • Brake fluid reservoir (with the specified amount of the recommended brake fluid)

WARNING
  • Use only the designated brake fluid. Other brake fluids may cause the rubber seals to deteriorate, causing leakage and poor brake performance.
  • Refill with the same type of brake fluid that is already in the system. Mixing brake fluids may result in a harmful chemical reaction, leading to poor brake performance.
  • When refilling, be careful that water does not enter the brake fluid reservoir. Water will significantly lower the boiling point of the brake fluid and could cause vapor lock.
CAUTION:

Brake fluid may damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Therefore, always clean up any spilt brake fluid immediately.

5. Bleed:

  • Brake system Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

6. Check:

  • Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a"
    Add the recommended brake fluid to the proper level.

    Refer to "CHECKING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL" on page 3-18.

Installing the rear brake caliper


7. Check:

  • Brake pedal operation Soft or spongy feeling Bleed
    the brake system.

    Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

    Assembling the rear brake caliper
    WARNING Before installation, all internal brake components should be cleaned and lubricated with clean or new brake fluid. Never use solvents on internal brake components as ...

    Removing the rear brake master cylinder
    NOTE: Before removing the rear brake master cylinder, drain the brake fluid from the entire brake system. 1. Disconnect: Rear brake light switch coupler 2. Loosen: Rear brake light switc ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the drive chain
    1. Measure: 15-link section "a" of the drive chain Out of specification Replace the drive chain. a. Measure the length "a" between the inner sides of the pins and the length "b" between the outer sides of the pins on a 15-link section of the drive chain as shown in the illustration. ...

    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 ...

    Specifications
    Dimensions: Overall length: 2015 mm (79.3 in) Overall width: 660 mm (26.0 in) Overall height: 1065 mm (41.9 in) Seat height: 818 mm (32.2 in) Wheelbase: 1355 mm (53.3 in) Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.10 in) Minimum turning radius: 3100 mm (122.0 in) Weight: With oil and fuel: 138.0 k ...

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