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 ...

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    1. Check: Rectifier/regulator output voltage Out of specification → Replace the rectifier/ regulator. a. Set the engine tachometer to the spark plug lead. b. Connect the pocket tester (DC 20 V) to the rectifier/regulator coupler as shown. Positive tester probe red "1" Negat ...

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