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:

    Disassembling the water pump
    1. Remove: Water pump seal "1" NOTE: Remove the water pump seal from the inside of the water pump housing "2". 2. Remove: Bearing "1" NOTE: Remove the bearing from the outside of the water pump housing "2". ...

    Installing the rear shock absorber assembly
    1. Install: Rear shock absorber assembly Relay arm "1" NOTE: Install the relay arm as shown in the illustration. 2. Tighten: Rear shock absorber assembly upper nut Relay arm nut Rear shock absorber assembly lower nut 3. Install: Connecting arms NOTE: When ins ...

    Checking the ignition coil
    1. Check: Primary coil resistance Out of specification  Replace. a. Disconnect the ignition coil connectors from the ignition coil terminals. b. Connect the pocket tester ( × 1) to the ignition coil as shown. Positive tester probe red/white "1" Negative tester probe orange ...

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