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:

    Installing the swingarm
    1. Lubricate: Bearings Spacers Dust covers Pivot shaft 2. Install: Bearings "1" 2. Swingarm A. Left side B. Right side 3. Install: Swingarm adjusting collar "1" Swingarm "2" Pivot shaft Pivot shaft nut "3" a. Install, and then fully turn in the swingarm adju ...

    Separating the crankcase
    1. Remove: Crankcase bolts NOTE: Loosen each bolt 1/4 of a turn at a time, in stages and in the proper sequence as shown. A. Right crankcase B. Left crankcase 2. Turn: Shift drum segment NOTE: Turn the shift drum segment "1" to the position shown in the illustration. In this ...

    Checking and lubricating the brake and shift pedals
    Brake pedal Brake pedal Shift pedal Shift pedal The operation of the brake and shift pedals should be checked before each ride, and the pedal pivots should be lubricated if necessary. Recommended lubricant:Lithium-soap-based grease ...

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