Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the drive chain

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Chain drive / Checking the drive chain

1. Measure:

  • 15-link section "a" of the drive chain Out of specification Replace the drive chain.

a. Measure the length "a" between the inner sides of the pins and the length "b" between the outer sides of the pins on a 15-link section of the drive chain as shown in the illustration.

Checking the drive chain


b. Calculate the length "c" of the 15-link section of the drive chain using the following formula.

Drive chain 15-link section length "c" = (length "a" between pin inner sides + length "b" between pin outer sides)/2

NOTE:

  • When measuring a 15-link section of the drive chain, make sure that the drive chain is taut.
  • Perform this procedure 2-3 times, at a different location each time.

Checking the drive chain


2. Clean:

  • Drive chain

a. Wipe the drive chain with a clean cloth.

b. Put the drive chain in kerosene and remove any remaining dirt.

c. Remove the drive chain from the kerosene and completely dry it.

CAUTION:
  • This motorcycle has a drive chain with small rubber O-rings "1" between the drive chain side plates. Never use high-pressure water or air, steam, gasoline, certain solvents (e.g., benzine), or a coarse brush to clean the drive chain. High-pressure methods could force dirt or water into the drive chain's internals, and solvents will deteriorate the O-rings. A coarse brush can also damage the O-rings. Therefore, use only kerosene to clean the drive chain.
  • Do not soak the drive chain in kerosene for more than ten minutes, otherwise the Orings can be damaged.

Checking the drive chain


Checking the drive chain


3. Check:

  • O-rings "1" Damage  Replace the drive
    chain.
  • Drive chain rollers "2" Damage/wear   Replace the
    drive chain.
  • Drive chain side plates "3" Damage/wear Replace the drive
    chain.

    Cracks  Replace the drive
    chain.

Checking the drive chain


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  • Drive chain

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