Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the cylinder head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder head / 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 cylinder head


2. Check:

  • Cylinder head Damage/scratches   Replace.

  • Cylinder head water jacket Mineral deposits/rust
    Eliminate.

3. Measure:

  • Cylinder head warpage Out of specification Resurface
    the cylinder head.

a. Place a straightedge "1" and a thickness gauge "2" across the cylinder head.

Checking the cylinder head


b. Measure the warpage.

c. If the limit is exceeded, resurface the cylinder head as follows.

d. Place a 400-600 grit wet sandpaper on the surface plate and resurface the cylinder head using a figure-eight sanding pattern.

NOTE:

To ensure an even surface, rotate the cylinder head several times.

    Removing the cylinder head
    1. Align: "I" mark "a" on the generator rotor (with the stationary pointer "b" on the generator cover) a. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise. b. When the piston is at TDC on the compre ...

    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. a. 1/4 tooth b. Correct 1. Timing chain roller 2. C ...

    Other materials:

    Specifications
    Dimensions: Overall length: 2015 mm (79.3 in) Overall width: 660 mm (26.0 in) Overall height: 1065 mm (41.9 in) Seat height: 818 mm (32.2 in) Wheelbase: 1355 mm (53.3 in) Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.10 in) Minimum turning radius: 3100 mm (122.0 in) Weight: With oil and fuel: 138.0 k ...

    Checking the front brake hose
    1. Check: Brake hose "1" Cracks/damage/wear  Replace. 2. Check: Brake hose holder "2" Loose connection Tighten the holder bolt. 3. Hold the vehicle upright and apply the front brake several times. 4. Check: Brake hose Brake fluid leakage Replace the da ...

    Checking the ignition spark gap
    1. Check: Ignition spark gap Out of specification Perform the ignition system troubleshooting, starting with step 5. Refer to "TROUBLESHOOTING" on page 8-3. NOTE: If the ignition spark gap is within specification, the ignition system circuit is operating normally. a. Disconnect the spa ...

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