Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the ignition timing

NOTE:

Prior to checking the ignition timing, check the wiring connections of the entire ignition system.

Make sure all connections are tight and free of corrosion.

1. Remove:

  • Rider seat
  • Left lower side cowling Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1.

2. Remove:

  • Timing mark accessing screw "1"

Checking the ignition timing


3. Lift the fuel tank. (Do not disconnect the fuel hose, fuel drain hose, and couplers.) Refer to "FUEL TANK" on page 7-1.

4. Connect:

  • Timing light "1"
  • Digital tachometer

Checking the ignition timing


5. Check:

  • Ignition timing

a. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then let it run at the specified engine idling speed.


b. Check that stationary pointer "a" in the generator cover is within the firing range "b" on the generator rotor.

Incorrect firing range → Check the ignition system.

Checking the ignition timing


NOTE:

The ignition timing is not adjustable.

6. Remove:

  • Digital tachometer
  • Timing light

7. Install:

  • Fuel tank Refer to "FUEL TANK" on page 7-1.

8. Install:

  • Timing mark accessing screw (along with the O-ring )

9. Install:

  • Left lower side cowling
  • Right side cover
  • Rider seat Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1.
    Checking the spark plug
    1. Remove: Right side cover Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Disconnect: Spark plug cap 3. Remove: Spark plug CAUTION:Before removing the spark plug, blow away ...

    Measuring the compression pressure
    NOTE: Insufficient compression pressure will result in a loss of performance. 1. Measure: Valve clearance Out of specification →Adjust. Refer to "ADJUSTING THE VALVE CLEARANCE" on page ...

    Other materials:

    Adjusting the drive chain slack
    NOTE: The drive chain slack must be checked at the tightest point on the chain. CAUTION:A drive chain that is too tight will overload the engine and other vital parts, and one that is too loose can skip and damage the swingarm or cause an accident. Therefore, keep the drive ...

    Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide
    1. Check: Timing chain Damage/stiffness Replace the timing chain and camshaft sprocket as a set. 2. Check: Timing chain guide (intake side) Damage/wear Replace. Checking the oil strainer 1. Check: Oil strainer Damage   Replace. Contaminants Clean with solvent. ...

    General chassis
    Installing the air filter case 1. Install: Air filter case joint clamp NOTE: Align the projection "a" on the air filter case with the slot "b" in the air filter case joint clamp. ...

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