Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Overheating

Engine

1. Clogged coolant passages

  • Cylinder head and piston
  • Heavy carbon buildup

2. Engine oil

  • Incorrect oil level
  • Incorrect oil viscosity
  • Inferior oil quality

Cooling system

1. Coolant

  • Low coolant level

2. Radiator

  • Damaged or leaking radiator
  • Faulty radiator cap
  • Bent or damaged radiator fin

3. Water pump

  • Damaged or faulty water pump
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat stays closed
  • Hose(s) and pipe(s)
  • Damaged hose
  • Improperly connected hose
  • Damaged pipe
  • Improperly connected pipe

Fuel system

1. Throttle body

  • Damaged or loose throttle body joint

2. Air filter

  • Clogged air filter element

Chassis

1. Brake(s)

  • Dragging brake

Electrical system

1. Spark plug

  • Incorrect spark plug gap
  • Incorrect spark plug heat range

2. Ignition system

  • Faulty ECU

Overcooling

Cooling system

1. Thermostat

  • Thermostat stays open
    Faulty clutch
    Clutch slips 1. Clutch Improperly assembled clutch Improperly adjusted clutch cable Loose or fatigued clutch spring Worn friction plate Worn clutch plate 2. Engine oil Incorrect oi ...

    Poor braking performance
    - Worn brake pad - Worn brake disc - Air in hydraulic brake system - Leaking brake fluid - Faulty brake caliper kit - Faulty brake caliper seal - Loose union bolt - Damaged brake hose - Oil or ...

    Other materials:

    Installing the thermostat
    1. Install: Thermostat NOTE: Install the thermostat with its breather hole "a" facing up. 2. Install: Copper washer Coolant temperature sensor CAUTION:Use extreme care when handling the coolant temperature sensor. Replace any part that was dropped or subjected to ...

    Checking the clutch boss
    1. Check: Clutch boss splines Damage/pitting/wear Replace the clutch boss. NOTE: Pitting on the clutch boss splines will cause erratic clutch operation. Checking the pressure plate 1. Check: Pressure plate Cracks/damage Replace. Checking the clutch push lever and short clutch push ...

    Installing the shift forks and shift drum assembly
    1. Install: Shift fork-L "1" Shift fork-C "2" Shift fork-R "3" Shift drum assembly "4" Springs Shift fork guide bar "5" NOTE: The embossed marks on the shift forks should face towards the right side of the engine and be in the following sequence: "R", "C", "L". 2. Check: Tr ...

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