Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Troubleshooting charts

Starting problems or poor engine performance


Starting problems or poor engine performance

Engine overheating

WARNING


  • Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding hot fluid and steam may be blown out under pressure, which could cause serious injury. Be sure to wait until the engine has cooled.

  • After removing the radiator cap retaining bolt, place a thick rag, like a towel, over the radiator cap, and then slowly rotate the cap counterclockwise to the detent to allow any residual pressure to escape. When the hissing sound has stopped, press down on the cap while turning it counterclockwise, and then remove the cap.


Engine overheating

TIP
If coolant is not available, tap water can be temporarily used instead, provided that it is changed to the recommended coolant as soon as possible.

    Troubleshooting
    Although Yamaha motorcycles receive a thorough inspection before shipment from the factory, trouble may occur during operation. Any problem in the fuel, compression, or ignition systems, for ...

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    Checking the front brake lever free play
    Checking the front brake lever free play Brake lever free play The brake lever free play should measure 2.0-5.0 mm (0.08-0.20 in) as shown. Periodically check the brake lever free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer check the brake system. WARNING An incorrect brake le ...

    Checking the swingarm
    1. Check: Swingarm Bends/cracks/damage   Replace. 2. Check: Pivot shaft Roll the pivot shaft on a flat surface. Bends Replace. WARNINGDo not attempt to straighten a bent pivot shaft. 3. Wash: Pivot shaft Washer Swingarm adjusting collar Du ...

    Installing the front brake master cylinder
    1. Install: Brake master cylinder "1" Brake master cylinder holder "2" NOTE: Install the brake master cylinder holder with the arrow mark "a" pointing forward. Align the end of the brake master cylinder holder with the punch mark "b" on the handlebar. First, tighten the front bo ...

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