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 throttle cable free play
    NOTE: Prior to adjusting the throttle cable free play, the engine idling speed should be adjusted. 1. Check: Throttle cable free play "a" Out of specification →Adjust. 2. Remove: Right side panel Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 3. Adjust: Throttle cable f ...

    Installing the thermostat
    1. Install: Thermostat NOTE: Install the thermostat with its breather hole "a" facing up. 2. Install: Copper washer Coolant temperature sensor CAUTION:Use extreme care when handling the coolant temperature sensor. Replace any part that was dropped or subjected to ...

    Checking and charging the battery
    WARNINGBatteries generate explosive hydrogen gas and contain electrolyte which is made of poisonous and highly caustic sulfuric acid. Therefore, always follow these preventive measures: Wear protective eye gear when handling or working near batteries. Charge batt ...

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