Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the piston pin

1. Check:

  • Piston pin Blue discoloration/grooves 
    Replace the piston pin and then check the lubrication system.

2. Measure:

  • Piston pin outside diameter "a" Out of specification Replace
    the piston pin.

Checking the piston pin


3. Measure:

  • Piston pin bore diameter "b" Out of specification Replace
    the piston.

Checking the piston pin


4. Calculate:

Piston-pin-to-piston-pin-bore clearance Out of specification Replace the
piston pin and piston as a set.

  • Piston-pin-to-piston-pin-bore clearance = Piston pin bore diameter "b" - Piston pin outside diameter "a"

    Checking the piston rings
    1. Measure: Piston ring side clearance Out of specification Replace the piston and piston rings as a set. NOTE: Before measuring the piston ring side clearance, eliminate any carbon deposits ...

    Installing the piston and cylinder
    1. Install: Top ring "1" 2nd ring "2" Oil ring expander "3" Lower oil ring rail "4" Upper oil ring rail "5" NOTE: Be sure to install the piston rings so that the manufacturer marks or ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the steering
    Worn or loose steering bearings may cause danger. Therefore, the operation of the steering must be checked as follows at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. Place a stand under the engine to raise the front wheel off the ground. WARNING! To ...

    Be a Responsible Owner
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    Checking the decompression system
    1. Check: Decompression system a. Check the decompression system with the camshaft sprocket and the decompression cam installed to the camshaft. b. Check that the decompression lever "1" moves smoothly. c. Without operating the decompression lever, check that the decompression cam " ...

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