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:

    Checking the crankshaft position sensor
    1. Disconnect: Crankshaft position sensor coupler (from the wire harness) 2. Check: Crankshaft position sensor resistance Out of specification  Replace the crankshaft position sensor/stator assembly. a. Connect the pocket tester ( × 100) to the crankshaft position sensor c ...

    Supporting the motorcycle
    Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other maintenance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motorcycle is in a stable and level position before starting any maintenance. A ...

    Checking the primary driven gear
    1. Check: Primary driven gear "1" 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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