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 engine oil level
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand. Make sure the vehicle is upright. 2. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off. 3. Check: Engine oil level The engine oil level should be between the minimum level ...

    Removing the valves
    The following procedure applies to all of the valves and related components. NOTE: Before removing the internal parts of the cylinder head (e.g., valves, valve springs, valve seats), make sure the valves properly seal. 1. Check: Valve sealing Leakage at the valve seat Check the valve ...

    Installing the starter clutch
    1. Install: Starter clutch assembly Starter clutch bolts "1" NOTE: While holding the generator rotor "2" with the sheave holder "3", tighten the starter clutch bolts. Do not allow the sheave holder to touch the projection on the generator rotor. Stake the end "a" of each start ...

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