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 ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the shift drum assembly
    1. Check: Shift drum groove Damage/scratches/wear Replace the shift drum assembly. Shift drum segment "1" Damage/wear  Replace the shift drum assembly. Shift drum bearing "2" Damage/pitting Replace the shift drum assembly. ...

    Checking the shift shaft
    1. Check: Shift shaft Bends/damage/wear Replace. Shift shaft spring Damage/wear Replace. Checking the stopper lever 1. Check: Stopper lever Bends/damage Replace. Roller turns roughly Replace the stopper lever. Stopper lever spring Damage/wear Replace. ...

    Electrical components
    1. Main switch 2. Clutch switch 3. Front brake light switch 4. Ignition coil 5. Throttle body sensor assembly (intake air pressure sensor, intake air temperature sensor, throttle position sensor) 6. FID (fast idle solenoid) 7. Rectifier/regulator 8. Lean angle sensor 9. Starting circui ...

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