Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Supporting the motorcycle

Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other maintenance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motorcycle is in a stable and level position before starting any maintenance. A strong wooden box can be placed under the engine for added stability.

To service the front wheel

  1. Stabilize the rear of the motorcycle by using a motorcycle stand or, if an additional motorcycle stand is not available, by placing a jack under the frame in front of the rear wheel.
  2. Raise the front wheel off the ground by using a motorcycle stand.

To service the rear wheel

Raise the rear wheel off the ground by using a motorcycle stand or, if a motorcycle stand is not available, by placing a jack either under each side of the frame in front of the rear wheel or under each side of the swingarm.

    Replacing an auxiliary light bulb
    This model is equipped with two auxiliary lights. If an auxiliary light bulb burns out, replace it as follows. Remove the socket (together with the bulb) by pulling it out. Aux ...

    Front wheel
    To remove the front wheel WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it falling over. Loosen the front wheel axle pinch bolt, then the wheel axle and ...

    Other materials:

    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. ...

    Installing the water pump
    1. Install: Water pump assembly "1" O-rings "2" NOTE: Align the projection "a" on the impeller shaft with the slit "b" on the camshaft sprocket bolt. Lubricate the O-rings with a thin coat of lithiumsoap- based grease. 2. Fill: Cooling system (with the specified amou ...

    Checking the friction plates
    The following procedure applies to all of the friction plates. 1. Check: Friction plate Damage/wear Replace the friction plates as a set. 2. Measure: Friction plate thickness Out of specification Replace the friction plates as a set. NOTE: Measure the friction plate ...

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