Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Replacing the rear brake pads

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Rear brake / Replacing the rear brake pads

NOTE:

When replacing the brake pads, it is not necessary to disconnect the brake hose or disassemble the brake caliper.

1. Remove:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake pad spring

NOTE:

To remove the inner brake pad "1", push down on the brake caliper bracket so that there is space to remove the brake pad.

Replacing the rear brake pads


2. Measure:

Brake pad wear limit "a" Out of specification → Replace the brake pads as a set.


Replacing the rear brake pads


3. Install:

  • Brake pad spring

  • Brake pads

NOTE:

Always install new brake pads and a new brake pad spring as a set.

a. Connect a clear plastic hose tightly to the bleed screw. Put the other end of the hose into an open container.

Replacing the rear brake pads


b. Loosen the bleed screw and push the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper with your finger.

c. Tighten the bleed screw.


d. Install a new brake pad spring "1" and new brake pads.

NOTE:

Install the brake pad spring as shown.


4. Install:

  • Brake pad retaining bolts
  • Brake caliper

5. Install:

  • Rear wheel Refer to "REAR WHEEL" on page 4-12.

6. Check:

  • Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a"  Add the
    recommended brake fluid to the proper level.

    Refer to "CHECKING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL" on page 3-18.

Replacing the rear brake pads


7. Check:

  • Brake pedal operation Soft or spongy feeling Bleed
    the brake system.

    Refer to "BLEEDING THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM" on page 3-20.

    Checking the rear brake disc
    1. Remove: Rear wheel Refer to "REAR WHEEL" on page 4-12. 2. Check: Brake disc Damage/galling → Replace. 3. Measure: Brake disc deflection Out of specification → Correc ...

    Removing the rear brake caliper
    NOTE: Before disassembling the brake caliper, drain the brake fluid from the entire brake system. 1. Remove: Union bolt "1" Copper washers "2" Brake hose "3" NOTE: Put the end of th ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the thermostat
    1. Check: Thermostat Does not open at 80.5-83.5 C (176.9-182.3 F)  Replace. a. Suspend the thermostat "1" in a container "2" filled with water. b. Slowly heat the water "3". c. Place a thermometer "4" in the water. d. While stirring the water, observe the thermostat and th ...

    Installing the front brake caliper
    1. Install: Brake caliper "1" (temporarily) Copper washers "2" Brake hose "3" Brake hose union bolt "4" WARNINGProper brake hose routing is essential to insure safe vehicle operation. Refer to "CABLE ROUTING" on page 2-33. CAUTION: Install the brake ...

    Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide
    1. Check: Timing chain Damage/stiffness Replace the timing chain and camshaft sprocket as a set. 2. Check: Timing chain guide (intake side) Damage/wear Replace. Checking the oil strainer 1. Check: Oil strainer Damage   Replace. Contaminants Clean with solvent. ...

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