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 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. ...

    Assembling the main axle and drive axle
    1. Install: Toothed washer "1" Circlip "2" NOTE: Be sure to install the circlip so that its sharp edge "a" is facing away from the toothed washer and gear. Be sure the circlip ends "b" are positioned at the axle spline groove "c". 2. Install: 2nd pinion gear "1" NO ...

    Installing the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. 1. Install: Front fork leg Temporarily tighten the upper and lower bracket pinch bolts. NOTE: Make sure the inner tube end position "a" is 24.5 mm (0.96 in) from the top of the upper bracket. 2. Tighten: Lower br ...

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