Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Tips for reducing fuel consumption

Fuel consumption depends largely on your riding style. Consider the following tips to reduce fuel consumption:

  • Shift up swiftly, and avoid high engine speeds during acceleration.
  • Do not rev the engine while shifting down, and avoid high engine speeds with no load on the engine.
  • Turn the engine off instead of letting it idle for an extended length of time (e.g., in traffic jams, at traffic lights or at railroad crossings).
    Shifting
    Shifting Shift pedal Neutral position Shifting gears lets you control the amount of engine power available for starting off, accelerating, climbing hills, etc. The gear positions a ...

    Engine break-in
    There is never a more important period in the life of your engine than the period between 0 and 1000 km (600 mi). For this reason, you should read the following material carefully. Since the ...

    Other materials:

    Installing the cylinder head
    1. Install: Cylinder head NOTE: Pass the timing chain through the timing chain cavity. 2. Tighten: Cylinder head bolts "1" Cylinder head bolts "2" NOTE: Lubricate the cylinder head bolts and washers with engine oil. Tighten the cylinder head bolts in the proper tighten ...

    Changing the engine oil
    1. Remove: Right bottom cowling Right upper side cowling Right lower side cowling Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off. 3. Place a container under the engine oil drain bolt. 4. Install: Engine oil d ...

    Checking the rear wheel
    1. Check: Rear wheel axle Rear wheel Wheel bearings Oil seals Refer to "CHECKING THE FRONT WHEEL" on page 4-8. 2. Check: Tire Rear wheel Damage/wear → Replace. Refer to "CHECKING THE TIRES" on page 3-23 and "CHECKING THE WHEELS" on page 3-25. 3. Measure: Radi ...

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