Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Lubricating the drive chain

The drive chain consists of many interacting parts. If the drive chain is not maintained properly, it will wear out quickly. Therefore, the drive chain should be serviced, especially when the vehicle is used in dusty areas.

This vehicle has a drive chain with small rubber O-rings between each side plate. Steam cleaning, high-pressure washing, certain solvents, and the use of a coarse brush can damage these O-rings. Therefore, use only kerosene to clean the drive chain. Wipe the drive chain dry and thoroughly lubricate it with engine oil or chain lubricant that is suitable for O-ring chains.

Do not use any other lubricants on the drive chain since they may contain solvents that could damage the O-rings.


    Adjusting the drive chain slack
    NOTE: The drive chain slack must be checked at the tightest point on the chain. CAUTION:A drive chain that is too tight will overload the engine and other vital parts, and one that ...

    Checking and adjusting the steering head
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the ...

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    Checking the shift forks
    The following procedure applies to all of the shift forks. 1. Check: Shift fork cam follower "1" Shift fork pawl "2" Bends/damage/scoring/wear Replace the shift fork. 2. Check: Shift fork guide bar Roll the shift fork guide bar on a flat surface. Bends  Replace. ...

    Checking the engine oil level
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand. Make sure the vehicle is upright. 2. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off. 3. Check: Engine oil level The engine oil level should be between the minimum level ...

    Intake air temperature sensor
    1. Check: Intake air temperature sensor resistance Out of specification Replace the throttle body. a. Connect the pocket tester ( × 1k) to the throttle body sensor assembly coupler as shown. Positive tester probe brown/white "1" Negative tester probe gray/black ...

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