Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Overheating

Engine

1. Clogged coolant passages

  • Cylinder head and piston
  • Heavy carbon buildup

2. Engine oil

  • Incorrect oil level
  • Incorrect oil viscosity
  • Inferior oil quality

Cooling system

1. Coolant

  • Low coolant level

2. Radiator

  • Damaged or leaking radiator
  • Faulty radiator cap
  • Bent or damaged radiator fin

3. Water pump

  • Damaged or faulty water pump
  • Thermostat
  • Thermostat stays closed
  • Hose(s) and pipe(s)
  • Damaged hose
  • Improperly connected hose
  • Damaged pipe
  • Improperly connected pipe

Fuel system

1. Throttle body

  • Damaged or loose throttle body joint

2. Air filter

  • Clogged air filter element

Chassis

1. Brake(s)

  • Dragging brake

Electrical system

1. Spark plug

  • Incorrect spark plug gap
  • Incorrect spark plug heat range

2. Ignition system

  • Faulty ECU

Overcooling

Cooling system

1. Thermostat

  • Thermostat stays open
    Faulty clutch
    Clutch slips 1. Clutch Improperly assembled clutch Improperly adjusted clutch cable Loose or fatigued clutch spring Worn friction plate Worn clutch plate 2. Engine oil Incorrect oi ...

    Poor braking performance
    - Worn brake pad - Worn brake disc - Air in hydraulic brake system - Leaking brake fluid - Faulty brake caliper kit - Faulty brake caliper seal - Loose union bolt - Damaged brake hose - Oil or ...

    Other materials:

    Air induction system
    1. Air induction system hose (air filter case to reed valve assembly) 2. Air induction system reed valve assembly 3. Air induction system hose (reed valve assembly to exhaust pipe) Checking the air induction system Air injection The air induction system burns unburned exhaust gases b ...

    Chain drive
    Removing the drive chain 1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the rear wheel is elevated. ...

    Checking the primary drive gear
    1. Remove: Primary drive gear Refer to "BALANCER GEAR" on page 5-53. 2. Check: Primary drive gear Damage/wear  Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set. Excessive noise during operation Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set ...

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