Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the camshaft sprocket and timing chain guide

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder head / Checking the camshaft sprocket and timing chain guide

1. Check:

  • Camshaft sprocket More than 1/4 tooth wear "a" Replace
    the camshaft sprocket, timing chain and crankshaft as a set.

Checking the camshaft sprocket and timing chain guide


a. 1/4 tooth

b. Correct

1. Timing chain roller

2. Camshaft sprocket

2. Check:

Timing chain guide (exhaust side) Damage/wear Replace.


    Checking the cylinder head
    1. Eliminate: Combustion chamber carbon deposits (with a rounded scraper) NOTE: Do not use a sharp instrument to avoid damaging or scratching: Spark plug bore threads Valve seats ...

    Checking the timing chain tensioner
    1. Check: Timing chain tensioner Cracks/damage/rough movement Replace. a. Lightly press the timing chain tensioner rod into the timing chain tensioner housing by hand. NOTE: While pressing the ...

    Other materials:

    Adjusting the drive chain slack
    NOTE: The drive chain slack must be checked at the tightest point on the chain. CAUTION:A drive chain that is too tight will overload the engine and other vital parts, and one that is too loose can skip and damage the swingarm or cause an accident. Therefore, keep the drive ...

    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 ...

    Checking and lubricating the sidestand
    Checking and lubricating the sidestand The operation of the sidestand should be checked before each ride, and the sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal contact surfaces should be lubricated if necessary. WARNING If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha deal ...

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