Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: 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 from the piston ring grooves and piston rings.


Checking the piston rings


2. Install:

  • Piston ring (into the cylinder)

NOTE:

Level the piston ring into the cylinder with the piston crown.

Checking the piston rings


a. 40 mm (1.57 in)

3. Measure:

  • Piston ring end gap Out of specification Replace
    the piston ring.

NOTE:

The oil ring expander spacer end gap cannot be measured. If the oil ring rail gap is excessive, replace all three piston rings.


    Checking the cylinder and piston
    1. Check: Piston wall Cylinder wall Vertical scratches Replace the cylinder, and replace the piston and piston rings as a set. 2. Measure: Piston-to-cylinder clearance a. Mea ...

    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 ...

    Other materials:

    Special tools
    The following special tools are necessary for complete and accurate tune-up and assembly. Use only the appropriate special tools as this will help prevent damage caused by the use of inappropriate tools or improvised techniques. Special tools, part numbers or both may differ depending on the ...

    Checking the speed sensor
    1. Check: Speed sensor output voltage Out of specification → Replace. a. Connect the pocket tester (DC 20 V) to the speed sensor coupler (wire harness end) as shown. Positive tester probe gray "1" Negative tester probe gray/black "2" b. Set the main switch to "ON". c. ...

    Removing the rear wheel (disc)
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Elevate: Rear wheel NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the rear wheel is elevated. 3. Remove: Rear brake caliper NOTE: ...

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