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OWNER'S MANUAL
XC125E
4P7-F8199-E2

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  • Page 1 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. OWNER’S MANUAL XC125E 4P7-F8199-E2...
  • Page 2 EAU46090 Read this manual carefully before operating this vehicle. This manual should stay with this vehicle if it is sold.
  • Page 3 EAU10113 Welcome to the Yamaha world of motorcycling! As the owner of the XC125E, you are benefiting from Yamaha’s vast experience and newest technology regarding the design and manufacture of high-quality products, which have earned Yamaha a reputation for dependability.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION EAU10132 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 EAU37230 XC125E OWNER’S MANUAL ©2009 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. 1st edition, July 2009 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 – Cast wheels ......... 6-17 Further safe-riding points ....1-5 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ..... 4-1 Checking the front brake lever free play ........6-17 DESCRIPTION ........2-1 OPERATION AND IMPORTANT Adjusting the rear brake lever Left view ..........2-1 RIDING POINTS.........
  • Page 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Troubleshooting chart ....6-29 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE ...7-1 Matte color caution ......7-1 Care ..........7-1 Storage ...........7-3 SPECIFICATIONS ......8-1 CONSUMER INFORMATION.....9-1 Identification numbers ....9-1...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU10264 Safe Riding • Ride where other motorists can Perform the pre-operation checks each see you. Avoid riding in another time you use the vehicle to make sure it motorist’s blind spot. Be a Responsible Owner is in safe operating condition. Failure to Many accidents involve inexperi- As the vehicle’s owner, you are respon- inspect or maintain the vehicle properly...
  • Page 9 SAFETY INFORMATION cessive speed or undercornering This scooter is designed for on- A passenger should also observe (insufficient lean angle for the road use only. It is not suitable for the above precautions. speed). off-road use. • Always obey the speed limit and Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning never travel faster than warrant- Protective apparel...
  • Page 10 Yamaha accessories, which are avail- the scooter is changed. To avoid the imize imbalance or instability. able only from a Yamaha dealer, have possibility of an accident, use extreme Shifting weights can create a sud- been designed, tested, and approved caution when adding cargo or accesso- den imbalance.
  • Page 11: Specifications

    • Accessories fitted to the handle- Use caution when adding electri- genuine Yamaha accessories, recog- bar or the front fork area can cal accessories. If electrical acces- nize that some aftermarket accessories...
  • Page 12: Further Safe-riding Points

    SAFETY INFORMATION EAU45371 Braking can be extremely difficult Do not carry too much luggage on Further safe-riding points on a wet road. Avoid hard braking, the scooter. An overloaded scoot- Make sure to signal clearly when because the scooter could slide. er is unstable.
  • Page 13: Description

    DESCRIPTION EAU10410 Left view 1. Battery (page 6-23) 9. Sidestand (page 3-11) 2. Fuse (page 6-25) 3. V-belt case air filter element (page 6-12) 4. Air filter element (page 6-12) 5. Final transmission oil filler cap (page 6-11) 6. Final transmission oil drain bolt (page 6-11) 7.
  • Page 14: Right View

    DESCRIPTION EAU10420 Right view 1. Carrier (page 3-11) 9. Engine oil filler cap (page 6-9) 2. Grab bar (page 5-2) 3. Fuel tank cap (page 3-6) 4. Rear storage compartment (page 3-10) 5. Helmet holder (page 3-9) 6. Front storage compartment (page 3-10) 7.
  • Page 15: Controls And Instruments

    DESCRIPTION EAU10430 Controls and instruments 1. Rear brake lever (page 3-6) 9. Oil change indicator reset switch (page 3-2) 2. Left handlebar switches (page 3-5) 3. Speedometer unit (page 3-3) 4. Fuel gauge (page 3-4) 5. Right handlebar switch (page 3-5) 6.
  • Page 16: Instrument And Control Functions

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU45440 To lock the steering and the center- Main switch/steering lock stand The headlight comes on automatically when the engine is started and stays on until the key is turned to “OFF” or the sidestand is moved down. EAU10661 All electrical systems are off.
  • Page 17: Keyhole Cover

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To unlock the steering and the center- EAUT2121 EAU45380 Keyhole cover Indicator, indicator lights and stand warning light 1. Push. To close the keyhole cover 1. Engine trouble warning light “ ” 2. Turn. Insert the key bow into the keyhole cov- 2.
  • Page 18: Oil Change Indicator

    This warning light flashes or stays on if an electrical circuit monitoring the en- gine is not working correctly. If this oc- curs, have a Yamaha dealer check the 1. Speedometer self-diagnosis system. 2. Odometer The electrical circuit of the warning light...
  • Page 19: Self-diagnosis Device

    Contact a Yamaha dealer for If a problem is detected in any of those more information. circuits, the engine trouble warning light will come on or flash. If this occurs, have a Yamaha dealer check the vehi- cle. ECA11170 NOTICE 1. Fuel gauge To prevent engine damage, be sure 2.
  • Page 20: Handlebar Switches

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12348 EAU12400 EAU12900 Handlebar switches Dimmer switch “ ” Front brake lever Set this switch to “ ” for the high Left beam and to “ ” for the low beam. EAU12460 Turn signal switch “ ”...
  • Page 21: Rear Brake Lever

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU12950 EAU45391 EWA11091 Rear brake lever Fuel tank cap WARNING Make sure that the fuel tank cap is properly closed after filling fuel. Leaking fuel is a fire hazard. 1. Rear brake lever 1. Fuel tank cap lid 2.
  • Page 22: Fuel

    2. Do not overfill the fuel tank. When EWA15151 refueling, be sure to insert the Your Yamaha engine has been de- WARNING pump nozzle into the fuel tank filler signed to use regular unleaded gaso- Gasoline is poisonous and can hole.
  • Page 23: Catalytic Converters

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU13445 ECA10701 EAUT1503 Catalytic converters Seat NOTICE This vehicle is equipped with catalytic Use only unleaded gasoline. The use converters in the exhaust system. To open the seat of leaded gasoline will cause unre- 1. Place the scooter on the center- EWA10862 pairable damage to the catalytic WARNING...
  • Page 24: Helmet Holders

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS To close the seat EAU37481 To release a helmet from a helmet Helmet holders 1. Fold the seat down, and then push holder it down to lock it in place. Open the seat, remove the helmet from 2.
  • Page 25: Storage Compartments

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAUT1712 Rear storage compartment Since the storage compartment Storage compartments may get wet while the scooter is being washed, wrap any articles Front storage compartment stored in the compartment in a plastic bag. Do not keep anything valuable or breakable in the storage com- partment.
  • Page 26: Carrier

    INSTRUMENT AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS EAU15112 EAUT1072 EAU15303 Carrier Luggage hook Sidestand EWA10171 EWAT1031 WARNING WARNING Do not exceed the load limit of 5 Do not exceed the load limit of kg (11 lb) for the carrier. 1.0 kg (2.2 lb) for the luggage Do not exceed the maximum hook.
  • Page 27: Ignition Circuit Cut-off System

    Therefore, check this system regularly as described below and have a Yamaha dealer re- pair it if it does not function proper- 3-12...
  • Page 28 The vehicle must be placed on the center- stand during this inspection. Put the sidestand up. • If a malfunction is noted, have a Yamaha dealer check the system before riding. Push the start switch while applying either of the brake levers. The engine will start.
  • Page 29: For Your Safety - Pre-operation Checks

    • Check vehicle for oil leakage. Final transmission oil • Check vehicle for oil leakage. 6-11 • Check operation. • If soft or spongy, have Yamaha dealer bleed hydraulic system. • Check brake pads for wear. Front brake • Replace if necessary. 6-18, 6-19 •...
  • Page 30 • Make sure that operation is smooth. • Check cable free play. Throttle grip 6-14, 6-20 • If necessary, have Yamaha dealer adjust cable free play and lubricate cable and grip housing. • Make sure that operation is smooth. Control cables 6-20 •...
  • Page 31: Operation And Important Riding Points

    See page 5-4 for engine break-in in- gle sensor to stop the engine in case of understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. structions prior to operating the ve- a turnover. To start the engine after a EWA10271 hicle for the first time.
  • Page 32: Starting Off

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU45091 EAU16780 Starting off Acceleration and deceleration 1. While pulling the rear brake lever with your left hand and holding the grab bar with your right hand, push the scooter off the centerstand. 1. Rear brake lever 2.
  • Page 33: Braking

    OPERATION AND IMPORTANT RIDING POINTS EAU16793 EAU16820 Braking Tips for reducing fuel con- EWA10300 sumption WARNING Fuel consumption depends largely on Avoid braking hard or suddenly your riding style. Consider the following (especially when leaning over to tips to reduce fuel consumption: one side), otherwise the scooter Avoid high engine speeds during may skid or overturn.
  • Page 34: Engine Break-in

    Yamaha dealer to the correct operating clearances. touch them and be burned. check the vehicle.
  • Page 35: Periodic Maintenance And Adjustment

    Failure to properly maintain the ve- hicle or performing maintenance ac- tivities incorrectly may increase your risk of injury or death during service or while using the vehicle. If you are not familiar with vehicle ser- vice, have a Yamaha dealer perform service.
  • 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 technical skills.
  • Page 37: General Maintenance And Lubrication Chart

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU17717 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) • Make sure that all nuts, bolts and √...
  • 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) • Check operation and free play. • Adjust the throttle cable free play Throttle grip hous- √...
  • Page 40: Removing And Installing Cowlings And Panels

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU18712 Removing and installing cowl- ings and panels The cowlings and panels shown need to be removed to perform some of the maintenance jobs described in this chapter. Refer to this section each time a cowling or panel needs to be re- moved and installed.
  • Page 41 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 1. Headlight coupler 1. Screw 1. Floorboard mat 2. Auxiliary light lead coupler 2. Remove the screws, and then pull To install the panel the panel off as shown. To install the cowling Place the panel in the original position, 1.
  • Page 42: Checking The Spark Plug

    Do not attempt to Since heat and deposits will cause any diagnose such problems yourself. In- spark plug to slowly erode, the spark stead, have a Yamaha dealer check plug should be removed and checked the vehicle. in accordance with the periodic mainte- nance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 43: Engine Oil

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU45482 Engine oil If a torque wrench is not available when The engine oil level should be checked installing a spark plug, a good estimate before each ride. In addition, the oil of the correct torque is 1/4–1/2 turn must be changed at the intervals spec- past finger tight.
  • Page 44 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT To change the engine oil Tightening torque: 1. Place the vehicle on the center- Engine oil drain bolt The engine oil should be between the stand. 20 Nm (2.0 m·kgf, 14 ft·lbf) tip of the dipstick and maximum level 2.
  • Page 45: Final Transmission Oil

    9. Reset the oil change indicator. ride. If any leakage is found, have a (See page 3-2 for reset proce- Yamaha dealer check and repair the dures.) scooter. In addition, the final transmis- sion oil must be changed as follows at...
  • Page 46: Air Filter And V-belt Case Air Filter Elements

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU45492 Tightening torque: Air filter and V-belt case air fil- Final transmission oil drain bolt: ter elements 23 Nm (2.3 m·kgf, 17 ft·lbf) The air filter element should be re- 7. Refill with the specified amount of placed and the V-belt case air filter ele- the recommended final transmis- ment should be cleaned at the intervals...
  • Page 47 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT be operated without the air filter Cleaning the V-belt case air filter el- element installed, otherwise the ement piston(s) and/or cylinder(s) may 1. Place the scooter on the center- become excessively worn. stand. 2. Remove the screws, and then pull [ECA10481] 5.
  • Page 48: Checking The Throttle Cable Free Play

    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT EAU21382 Recommended oil: Checking the throttle cable Yamaha foam air filter oil or other free play quality foam air filter oil 6. Insert the element into the V-belt case. 7. Install the air filter element holder by installing the screw.
  • Page 49: Valve Clearance

    175 kPa (1.75 kgf/cm², 25 psi) Rear: from occurring, the valve clearance specified tires. 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm², 29 psi) must be adjusted by a Yamaha dealer 83–167 kg (183–368 lb): at the intervals specified in the periodic Tire air pressure Front: maintenance and lubrication chart.
  • Page 50 This model is equipped with tubeless necessary professional knowl- tires. edge and experience. After extensive tests, only the tires list- ed below have been approved for this model by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Front tire: Size: 100/90-10 56J Manufacturer/model: CHENG SHIN/C-922 1.
  • Page 51: Cast Wheels

    The wheel rims should be checked for cracks, bends or warpage be- fore each ride. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer re- place the wheel. Do not attempt even the smallest repair to the wheel. A deformed or cracked 1.
  • Page 52: Checking The Front Brake Pads And Rear Brake Shoes

    To check the brake pad wear, check point that the wear indicator reaches the wear indicator grooves. If a brake the wear limit line, have a Yamaha pad has worn to the point that the wear dealer replace the brake shoes as a set.
  • Page 53: Checking The Front Brake Fluid Level

    However, if the leakage and poor braking perfor- brake fluid level goes down sud- mance. denly, have a Yamaha dealer check the cause. Recommended brake fluid: DOT 4 1. Minimum level mark Insufficient brake fluid may allow air to...
  • Page 54: Changing The Brake Fluid

    EAU23101 EAU23112 Changing the brake fluid Checking and lubricating the Checking and lubricating the Have a Yamaha dealer change the cables throttle grip and cable brake fluid at the intervals specified in The operation of all control cables and The operation of the throttle grip should...
  • Page 55: Lubricating The Front And Rear Brake Levers

    EWA10741 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 The pivoting points of the front and rear...
  • Page 56: Checking The Front Fork

    If any damage is found or the front face and hold it in an upright posi- fork does not operate smoothly, tion. WARNING! To avoid injury, have a Yamaha dealer check or re- securely support the vehicle so pair it. there is no danger of it falling over.
  • Page 57: Checking The Steering

    If any free (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery. hub or if the wheel does not turn play can be felt, have a Yamaha There is no need to check the electro- smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check dealer check or repair the steering.
  • Page 58 [ECA16302] burns. Avoid any contact with 2. If the battery will be stored for more Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- skin, eyes or clothing and al- than two months, check it at least tery as soon as possible if it seems to...
  • Page 59: Replacing The Fuse

    4. If the fuse immediately blows and fingerprints on the headlight The fuse holder is located beside the again, have a Yamaha dealer bulb using a cloth moistened with al- battery. Remove panel B to access the check the electrical system.
  • Page 60: Replacing A Front Turn Signal Light Bulb

    ECA10670 wise. NOTICE 6. Install the headlight bulb cover. It is advisable to have a Yamaha 7. Install the cowling. dealer perform this job. 8. Have a Yamaha dealer adjust the headlight beam if necessary.
  • Page 61: Rear Turn Signal Light And Tail/brake Light

    If a rear turn signal light or the tail/brake If the auxiliary light bulb burns out, re- 6. Install the socket (together with the light does not come on, have a Yamaha place it as follows. bulb) by turning it clockwise.
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    However, should your scooter re- quire any repair, take it to a Yamaha dealer, whose skilled technicians have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to service the scooter prop- erly.
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting Chart

    Remove the spark plug and check the electrodes. The engine does not start. Have a Yamaha dealer check the vehicle. Check the battery. 4. Battery The engine turns over The battery is good.
  • Page 64: Scooter Care And Storage

    Rust and corrosion can develop even if matte colored finished parts. Be ECA10783 high-quality components are used. A sure to consult a Yamaha dealer for NOTICE advice on what products to use be- rusty exhaust pipe may go unnoticed Avoid using strong acidic wheel fore cleaning the vehicle.
  • Page 65 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE off any detergent residue using Test the product on a small hid- plenty of water, as it is harmful den part of the windshield to Salt sprayed on roads in the winter may to plastic parts. make sure that it does not leave remain well into spring.
  • Page 66: Storage

    WARNING To prevent corrosion, avoid Contaminants on the brakes or tires Consult a Yamaha dealer for ad- damp cellars, stables (because can cause loss of control. vice on what products to use. of the presence of ammonia)
  • Page 67 SCOOTER CARE AND STORAGE 3. Perform the following steps to pro- 5. Check and, if necessary, correct tect the cylinder, piston rings, etc. the tire air pressure, and then lift from corrosion. the scooter so that both of its a. Remove the spark plug cap wheels are off the ground.
  • Page 68: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Engine oil: Fuel: Overall length: Recommended brand: Recommended fuel: 1860 mm (73.2 in) YAMALUBE Regular unleaded gasoline only Overall width: Type: Fuel tank capacity: 670 mm (26.4 in) SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-40, 5.5 L (1.45 US gal, 1.21 Imp.gal) Overall height: 20W-40 or 20W-50 Fuel injection:...
  • Page 69 SPECIFICATIONS Caster angle: Front: Rear suspension: 27.00 ° 175 kPa (1.75 kgf/cm², 25 psi) Type: Trail: Rear: Unit swing 75.0 mm (2.95 in) 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi) Spring/shock absorber type: Front tire: Front wheel: Coil spring/oil damper Type: Wheel type: Wheel travel: Tubeless...
  • Page 70 SPECIFICATIONS Turn signal indicator light: 12 V, 1.7 W × 1 Engine trouble warning light: 12 V, 1.7 W × 1 Fuses: Main fuse: 15.0 A...
  • Page 71: 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 72 INDEX Fuel............3-7 Fuel consumption, tips for reducing..5-3 Acceleration and deceleration....5-2 Safe-riding points ........1-5 Fuel gauge..........3-4 Air filter and V-belt case air filter Safety information ........1-1 Fuel tank cap .......... 3-6 elements ..........6-12 Seat............3-8 Fuse, replacing ........
  • Page 74 YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. PRINTED IN CHINA 2009.08-0.3×2 CR...

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