Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the cylinder and piston

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder and piston / Checking the cylinder and piston

1. Check:

  • Piston wall
  • Cylinder wall Vertical scratches Replace the
    cylinder, and replace the piston and piston rings as a set.

2. Measure:

  • Piston-to-cylinder clearance

a. Measure cylinder bore "C" with the cylinder bore gauge.

Checking the cylinder and piston


NOTE:

Measure cylinder bore "C" by taking side-to-side and front-to-back measurements of the cylinder.

Then, find the average of the measurements.


b. If out of specification, replace the cylinder, and replace the piston and piston rings as a set.

c. Measure piston skirt diameter D "a" with the micrometer.

Checking the cylinder and piston


b. 5.0 mm (0.20 in) from the bottom edge of the piston


d. If out of specification, replace the piston and piston rings as a set.

e. Calculate the piston-to-cylinder clearance with the following formula.


f. If out of specification, replace the cylinder, and replace the piston and piston rings as a set.

    Removing the piston
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    Checking the piston rings
    1. Measure: Piston ring side clearance Out of specification Replace the piston and piston rings as a set. NOTE: Before measuring the piston ring side clearance, eliminate any carbon deposits ...

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