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OWNER'S MANUAL
YBR125ED
51D-F8199-E1

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  • Page 1 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL YBR125ED 51D-F8199-E1...
  • Page 2 EAU46091 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
  • Page 3 Yamaha a reputation for dependability. Please take the time to read this manual thoroughly, so as to enjoy all advantages of your YBR125ED. The Owner’s Manual does not only instruct you in how to operate, inspect and maintain your motorcycle, but also in how to safeguard yourself and others from trouble and injury.
  • Page 4: Important Manual Information

    IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10134 Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the following notations: This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU37231 YBR125ED OWNER’S MANUAL ©2013 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, August 2013 All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is expressly prohibited. Printed in China.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY INFORMATION ....1-1 FOR YOUR SAFETY – Adjusting the clutch lever free PRE-OPERATION CHECKS .....4-1 play..........6-16 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 Checking the brake lever free Left view ......... 2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT play..........6-17 Right view........2-2 RIDING POINTS ........5-1 Adjusting the brake pedal free Controls and instruments ....
  • Page 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Replacing the fuse......6-29 Replacing the headlight bulb..6-30 Replacing the tail/brake light bulb ..........6-31 Replacing a turn signal light bulb ..........6-32 Replacing the auxiliary light bulb ...........6-32 Front wheel........6-33 Rear wheel........6-35 Troubleshooting ......6-36 Troubleshooting chart ....6-38 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE ..........7-1 Matte color caution ......7-1 Care ..........7-1...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION  Never operate a motorcycle with- pears to be very effective in reduc- EAU1028B out proper training or instruction. ing the chance of this type of Take a training course. Beginners accident. Be a Responsible Owner should receive training from a cer- Therefore: As the vehicle’s owner, you are re- tified instructor.
  • Page 9 SAFETY INFORMATION  Many accidents involve inexperi- • Always signal before turning or Protective Apparel enced operators. In fact, many op- changing lanes. Make sure that The majority of fatalities from motorcy- erators who have been involved in other motorists can see you. cle accidents are the result of head in- ...
  • Page 10 SAFETY INFORMATION  Do not run engine outdoors where Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When loading within this weight limit, All engine exhaust contains carbon engine exhaust can be drawn into keep the following in mind:  Cargo and accessory weight monoxide, a deadly gas.
  • Page 11 Yamaha accessories, which are avail- performed to your vehicle that change lightweight as possible and able only from a Yamaha dealer, have any of the vehicle’s design or operation should be kept to a minimum. been designed, tested, and approved characteristics can put you and others •...
  • Page 12 SAFETY INFORMATION  Check that the fuel cock (if operator and may limit control ability, therefore, such accesso- equipped) is in the “OFF” position ries are not recommended. and that there are no fuel leaks.  Use caution when adding electri- ...
  • Page 13: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10411 Left view 2,3,4 1. Headlight (page 6-30) 2. Fuse (page 6-29) 3. Battery (page 6-28) 4. Owner’s tool kit (page 6-2) 5. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting ring (page 3-9) 6. Engine oil drain bolt (page 6-10) 7.
  • Page 14: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10421 Right view 1. Carrier (page 3-10) 2. Air filter element (page 6-11) 3. Engine oil filler cap (page 6-10) 4. Brake pedal (page 3-6) 5. Kickstarter (page 3-9) 6. Shock absorber assembly spring preload adjusting ring (page 3-9)
  • Page 15: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10431 Controls and instruments 1. Clutch lever (page 3-5) 9. Throttle grip (page 6-13) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-4) 10.Fuel tank cap (page 3-6) 3. Main switch/steering lock (page 3-1) 4. Speedometer (page 3-3) 5. Fuel gauge (page 3-4) 6.
  • Page 16: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To lock the steering EAU10462 EAU10662 Main switch/steering lock All electrical systems are off. The key can be removed. EWA10062 WARNING Never turn the key to “OFF” or “LOCK” while the vehicle is moving. Otherwise the electrical systems will be switched off, which may result in LOCK loss of control or an accident.
  • Page 17: Indicator Lights And Warning Light

    This warning light comes on or flashes if a problem is detected in the electrical circuit monitoring the engine. If this oc- curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the 1. Turn. self-diagnosis system. (See page 3-3 Insert the key and turn it to “OFF”.
  • Page 18: Speedometer Unit

    If a problem is detected in any of those km/h x 1000 r/min circuits, the engine trouble warning light will come on or flash. If this oc- curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. ECA11171 NOTICE 1. Speedometer 1. Tachometer To prevent engine damage, be sure 2.
  • Page 19: Fuel Gauge

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU37053 EAU1234F EAU12401 Fuel gauge Handlebar switches Dimmer switch “ ” Set this switch to “ ” for the high Left beam and to “ ” for the low beam. EAU12461 Turn signal switch “ ” To signal a right-hand turn, push this km/h x 1000 r/mi...
  • Page 20: Clutch Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12821 EAU12872 EAU12892 Clutch lever Shift pedal Brake lever 1. Clutch lever 1. Shift pedal 1. Brake lever The clutch lever is located at the left The shift pedal is located on the left The brake lever is located on the right handlebar grip.
  • Page 21: Brake Pedal

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12942 EAU13003 Brake pedal Fuel tank cap The fuel tank cap cannot be installed unless the key is in the lock. In addi- tion, the key cannot be removed if the cap is not properly installed and locked.
  • Page 22: Fuel

    WARNING pump nozzle into the fuel tank filler Gasoline is poisonous and can cau- Your Yamaha engine has been de- hole. Stop filling when the fuel se injury or death. Handle gasoline signed to use regular unleaded gaso- reaches the bottom of the filler with care.
  • Page 23: Catalytic Converters

    10% (E10). Gas-  Do not park the vehicle near ohol containing methanol is not possible fire hazards such as recommended by Yamaha because it grass or other materials that can cause damage to the fuel system easily burn.
  • Page 24: Kickstarter

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS Align the appropriate notch in the ad- EAU43151 EAU14883 Kickstarter Adjusting the shock absorber justing ring with the position indicator assemblies on the shock absorber. EWA10211 WARNING Always adjust both shock absorber assemblies equally, otherwise poor handling and loss of stability may re- sult.
  • Page 25: Carrier

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS this system regularly and have a EAU15113 EAU15306 Carrier Sidestand Yamaha dealer repair it if it does not The sidestand is located on the left EWA10172 function properly. WARNING side of the frame. Raise the sidestand ...
  • Page 26: Ignition Circuit Cut-off System

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU43163 Ignition circuit cut-off system The ignition circuit cut-off system (comprising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the following functions.  It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the sidestand is up, but the clutch le- ver is not pulled.
  • Page 27 • 3. Shift the transmission into the neutral position. If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha 4. Push the start switch or push the kickstarter lever down. dealer check the system before riding. Does the engine start? With the engine still running: 5.
  • Page 28: For Your Safety - Pre-operation Checks

    • If necessary, add recommended oil to specified level. 6-10 • Check vehicle for oil leakage. • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check brake pads for wear. • Replace if necessary. 6-19, 6-20 Front brake •...
  • Page 29 • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check throttle grip free play. Throttle grip 6-13, 6-24 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust throttle grip free play and lubricate ca- ble and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-24 •...
  • Page 30: Operation And Important Riding Points

    “ON”, or if the warning light remains on, see page 3-2 for the warning light circuit check. 2. Shift the transmission into the neutral position. The neutral indi- cator light should come on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to check the electrical circuit.
  • Page 31: Shifting

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS 3. Start the engine by pushing the EAU16672 ECA10261 Shifting NOTICE start switch or by pushing the  Even with the transmission in kickstarter lever down. If the engine fails to start when us- the neutral position, do not ing the start switch, release it, wait coast for long periods of time a few seconds, and then try again.
  • Page 32: Tips For Reducing Fuel Consumption

    After every hour of operation, stop the period, immediately have a engine, and then let it cool for five to Yamaha dealer check the vehi- ten minutes. cle. Vary the engine speed from time to time.
  • Page 33: Parking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU17214 Parking When parking, stop the engine, and then remove the key from the main switch. EWA10312 WARNING  Since the engine and exhaust system can become very hot, park in a place where pedestri- ans or children are not likely to touch them and be burned.
  • Page 34: Periodic Maintenance And Adjustment

    To avoid possible burns, let tivities incorrectly may increase brake components cool before your risk of injury or death during touching them. service or while using the vehicle. If you are not familiar with vehicle ser- vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform service.
  • Page 35: Owner's Tool Kit

    If you do not have the tools or experi- ence required for a particular job, have a Yamaha dealer perform it for you.
  • Page 36: Periodic Maintenance Chart For The Emission Control System

     From 30000 km (17500 mi), repeat the maintenance intervals starting from 6000 km (3500 mi).  Items marked with an asterisk should be performed by a Yamaha dealer as they require special tools, data and tech- nical skills.
  • Page 37: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU1771A General maintenance and lubrication chart ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 6000 km 12000 km 18000 km 24000 km CHECK (600 mi) (3500 mi) (7000 mi) (10500 mi) (14000 mi) √ √...
  • Page 38 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 6000 km 12000 km 18000 km 24000 km CHECK (600 mi) (3500 mi) (7000 mi) (10500 mi) (14000 mi) • Check bush assemblies for √ √ √...
  • Page 39 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ODOMETER READING ANNUAL ITEM CHECK OR MAINTENANCE JOB 1000 km 6000 km 12000 km 18000 km 24000 km CHECK (600 mi) (3500 mi) (7000 mi) (10500 mi) (14000 mi) Shock absorber as- • Check operation and shock ab- √...
  • Page 40: Removing And Installing Panels

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 2. Pull the front of the panel out, and EAU18772 Removing and installing pan- then slide the panel forward to re- lease it in the rear. The panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter.
  • Page 41: Checking The Spark Plug

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Panel B EAU19605 Checking the spark plug The spark plug is an important engine To remove the panel component, which is easy to check. 1. Slide the panel lock cover open, Since heat and deposits will cause any insert the key into the lock, and spark plug to slowly erode, the spark then turn it 1/4 turn clockwise.
  • Page 42 3. Install the spark plug cap. ating improperly. Do not attempt to 1. Spark plug gap diagnose such problems yourself. In- Spark plug gap: stead, have a Yamaha dealer check 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in) the vehicle.
  • Page 43: Engine Oil

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 4. If the engine oil is at or below the EAU37175 Engine oil minimum level mark, add suffi- The engine oil level should be checked cient oil of the recommended type before each ride. In addition, the oil to raise it to the correct level.
  • Page 44: Cleaning The Air Filter Element

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT ECA11621 EAU37124 Cleaning the air filter element NOTICE The air filter element should be cleaned  In order to prevent clutch slip- at the intervals specified in the periodic page (since the engine oil also maintenance and lubrication chart. lubricates the clutch), do not Clean or, if necessary, replace the air mix any chemical additives.
  • Page 45 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Sponge material 1. Air filter element 7. Install the sponge material into the 2. Air filter element air filter element, and then install 6. Clean the sponge material with 4. Remove the sponge material from the air filter element into the air fil- solvent, then squeeze the remain- ter case.
  • Page 46: Checking The Engine Idling Speed

    The throttle grip free play should mea- 11. Install the panel. sure 3.0–7.0 mm (0.12–0.28 in) at the inner edge of the throttle grip. Periodi- cally check the throttle grip free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha deal- er adjust it. 6-13...
  • Page 47: Valve Clearance

    Tire air pressure (measured on cold from occurring, the valve clearance small area of road contact. Therefore, it tires): must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer is essential to maintain the tires in good Up to 90 kg (198 lb) load: Front:...
  • Page 48 Yamaha dealer the vehicle may be different, which  The replacement of all wheel replace the tire immediately.
  • Page 49: Cast Wheels

    4. Fully turn the adjusting bolt at the ride. If any damage is found, have clutch lever in direction (a) to loos- a Yamaha dealer replace the en the clutch cable. wheel. Do not attempt even the 5. Loosen the clutch cable locknut, smallest repair to the wheel.
  • Page 50: Checking The Brake Lever Free Play

    1. No brake lever free play There should be no free play at the brake lever end. If there is free play, have a Yamaha dealer inspect the brake system. EWA14212 WARNING A soft or spongy feeling in the brake lever can indicate the presence of air in the hydraulic system.
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Brake Pedal Free Play

    Adjusting the brake pedal free Checking the shift pedal play The operation of the shift pedal should be checked before each ride. If opera- tion is not smooth, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. 1. Brake pedal free play adjusting nut EWA10681 WARNING 1.
  • Page 52: Brake Light Switches

    1. Brake pad wear indicator groove adjusted by a Yamaha dealer. Each front brake pad is provided with 1. Remove panel A. (See page 6-7.) wear indicator grooves, which allow 2.
  • Page 53: Checking The Brake Fluid Level

    Observe ECA17641 NOTICE point that the wear indicator reaches these precautions: the wear limit mark, have a Yamaha Brake fluid may damage painted dealer replace the brake shoes as a surfaces or plastic parts. Always set.
  • Page 54: Changing The Brake Fluid

    Changing the brake fluid Drive chain slack the brake fluid level to gradually go Have a Yamaha dealer change the The drive chain slack should be down. A low brake fluid level may indi- brake fluid at the intervals specified in...
  • Page 55 4. Place the motorcycle on the cen- EAU51241 To adjust the drive chain slack terstand. Consult a Yamaha dealer before ad- 1 2 3 4 5. To tighten the drive chain, turn the justing the drive chain slack. drive chain slack adjusting bolt at 1.
  • Page 56: Cleaning And Lubricating The Drive Chain

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 9. Adjust the brake pedal free play. may contain substances that EAU23026 Cleaning and lubricating the (See page 6-18.) could damage O-rings. drive chain EWA10661 [ECA11112] WARNING The drive chain must be cleaned and lubricated at the intervals specified in After adjusting the brake pedal free the periodic maintenance and lubrica- play, check the operation of the...
  • Page 57: Checking And Lubricating The Cables

    Yamaha dealer at the intervals bricated if necessary. cated if necessary. If a cable is specified in the periodic maintenance...
  • Page 58: Checking And Lubricating The Brake Pedal

    Lithium-soap-based grease WARNING If the centerstand or sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- pair it. Otherwise, the centerstand or sidestand could contact the ground and distract the operator, resulting in a possible loss of control.
  • Page 59: Lubricating The Swingarm Pivots

    The swingarm pivots must be lubricat- at the intervals specified in the periodic ed by a Yamaha dealer at the intervals maintenance and lubrication chart. specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 60: Checking The Steering

    Yamaha dealer check or re- tion chart. If there is play in the wheel ward and backward. If any free pair it.
  • Page 61: Battery

    FIRST AID. • EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty To charge the battery of water. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- • INTERNAL: Drink large quan- tery as soon as possible if it seems to tities of water or milk and im- have discharged.
  • Page 62: Replacing The Fuse

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT turned to “OFF”, then discon- The spare fuse is located on the rear of EAU43214 Replacing the fuse nect the negative lead before the starter relay holder. The fuse is located behind panel B. disconnecting the positive lead. To access the spare fuse, remove the (See page 6-7.) starter relay (together with its holder)
  • Page 63: Replacing The Headlight Bulb

    1. Do not touch the glass part of the bulb. 4. If the fuse immediately blows Do not touch the glass part of again, have a Yamaha dealer the headlight bulb to keep it free 1. Remove the headlight cowling to- check the electrical system.
  • Page 64: Replacing The Tail/brake Light Bulb

    7. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the headlight beam if necessary. 1. Headlight coupler 2. Headlight bulb cover 3. Unhook the headlight bulb holder, and then remove the burnt-out bulb.
  • Page 65: Replacing A Turn Signal Light Bulb

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU24205 EAU45226 Replacing a turn signal light Replacing the auxiliary light bulb bulb 1. Remove the turn signal light lens If the auxiliary light bulb burns out, re- by removing the screw. place it as follows. 1.
  • Page 66: Front Wheel

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 3. Disconnect the speedometer ca- EAU24361 Front wheel ble from the front wheel. EAU56302 To remove the front wheel EWA10822 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it 1. Auxiliary light bulb falling over.
  • Page 67 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT Tightening torque: Axle nut: Make sure that there is enough space 59 Nm (5.9 m·kgf, 43 ft·lbf) between the brake pads before insert- ing the brake disc and that the slot in 6. While applying the front brake, the speedometer gear unit fits over the push down hard on the handle- retainer on the fork leg.
  • Page 68: Rear Wheel

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU25081 Rear wheel EAU56650 To remove the rear wheel EWA10822 WARNING To avoid injury, securely support the vehicle so there is no danger of it 1. Axle nut 1. Brake pedal free play adjusting nut falling over. 2.
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    80 Nm (8.0 m·kgf, 58 ft·lbf) self. However, should your motorcycle To install the rear wheel require any repair, take it to a Yamaha 1. Install the wheel by inserting the 9. Insert a new cotter pin. dealer, whose skilled technicians have wheel axle from the left-hand side.
  • Page 70 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT heaters or furnaces. Gasoline or gasoline vapors can ignite or ex- plode, causing severe injury or prop- erty damage. 6-37...
  • Page 71: Troubleshooting Chart

    Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the compression. 4. Compression The engine does not start. There is compression.
  • Page 72: Motorcycle Care And Storage

    Some models are equipped with matte colored finished parts. Be ble. Rust and corrosion can develop Cleaning sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for even if high-quality components are ECA10773 NOTICE used. A rusty exhaust pipe may go un-...
  • Page 73 For additional hoses and vents. during winter are extremely corrosive  For motorcycles equipped with cleaning, use Yamaha Windshield in combination with water, carry out a windshield: Do not use strong Cleaner or another high-quality wind- the following steps after each ride in cleaners or hard sponges as shield cleaner.
  • Page 74 MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE windshield which does not affect your EWA11132 WARNING visibility and which cannot be easily  Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- recognized. Contaminants on the brakes or tires vice on what products to use. can cause loss of control.
  • Page 75: Storage

    MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE 2. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel 4. Lubricate all control cables and EAU43203 Storage stabilizer (if available) to prevent the pivoting points of all levers and the fuel tank from rusting and the pedals as well as of the side- Short-term fuel from deteriorating.
  • Page 76: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Fuel injection: Overall length: Recommended brand: Throttle body: 1985 mm (78.1 in) YAMALUBE ID mark: Overall width: Type: 51D1 00 745 mm (29.3 in) SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-40, Spark plug(s): Overall height: 20W-40 or 20W-50 Manufacturer/model: 1100 mm (43.3 in) NGK/CR6HSA...
  • Page 77 SPECIFICATIONS Chassis: Wheel travel: Loading condition: 90–194 kg (198–428 lb) 120.0 mm (4.72 in) Frame type: Front: Rear suspension: Diamond 175 kPa (1.75 kgf/cm², 25 psi) Caster angle: Type: Rear: 26.33 ° Swingarm 280 kPa (2.80 kgf/cm², 41 psi) Trail: Spring/shock absorber type: Front wheel: 92 mm (3.6 in)
  • Page 78 SPECIFICATIONS Meter lighting: 12 V, 1.7 W × 3 Neutral indicator light: 12 V, 2.0 W × 1 High beam indicator light: 12 V, 2.0 W × 1 Turn signal indicator light: 12 V, 2.0 W × 2 Engine trouble warning light: 12 V, 2.0 W ×...
  • Page 79: Consumer Information

    Record the vehicle identification num- ber and model label information in the spaces provided below for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer or for reference in case the vehicle is stolen. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 1. Vehicle identification number 1.
  • Page 80: Index

    INDEX Engine trouble warning light....3-2 Self-diagnosis device......3-3 Shifting ............5-2 Air filter element, cleaning ....6-11 Shift pedal..........3-5 Auxiliary light bulb, replacing....6-32 Front fork, checking ......6-26 Shift pedal, checking ......6-18 Fuel............3-7 Shock absorber assemblies, adjusting ...3-9 Fuel consumption, tips for reducing ..5-3 Battery ..........6-28 Sidestand ..........3-10 Fuel gauge..........
  • Page 81 INDEX Wheels..........6-16 10-2...
  • Page 84 Original instructions PRINTED IN CHINA 2013.09-0.3×1 CR...

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