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:

    Checking the clutch boss
    1. Check: Clutch boss splines Damage/pitting/wear Replace the clutch boss. NOTE: Pitting on the clutch boss splines will cause erratic clutch operation. Checking the pressure plate 1. Check: Pressure plate Cracks/damage Replace. Checking the clutch push lever and short clutch push ...

    Checking the connections
    Check the leads, couplers, and connectors for stains, rust, moisture, etc. 1. Disconnect: Lead Coupler Connector 2. Check: Lead Coupler Connector Moisture → Dry with an air blower. Rust/stains → Connect and disconnect several times. 3. Check: All co ...

    General information
    NOTICEThis manual was produced by MBK Industrie. primarily for use by Yamaha dealers and their qualified mechanics. It is not possible to include all the knowledge of a mechanic in one manual. Therefore, anyone who uses this book to perform maintenance and repairs on Yamaha vehi ...

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