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:

    Checking the water pump
    1. Check: Water pump housing cover Water pump housing Cracks/damage Replace. Impeller shaft Cracks/damage/wear Replace. Bearing Rough movement Replace. Radiator outlet hose Cracks/damage Replace. ...

    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 they will cause the brake caliper piston dust seal and piston seal to swell and distort. ...

    Checking the ignition spark gap
    1. Check: Ignition spark gap Out of specification Perform the ignition system troubleshooting, starting with step 5. Refer to "TROUBLESHOOTING" on page 8-3. NOTE: If the ignition spark gap is within specification, the ignition system circuit is operating normally. a. Disconnect the spa ...

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