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:

    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 acces ...

    Checking the shift forks
    The following procedure applies to all of the shift forks. 1. Check: Shift fork cam follower "1" Shift fork pawl "2" Bends/damage/scoring/wear Replace the shift fork. 2. Check: Shift fork guide bar Roll the shift fork guide bar on a flat surface. Bends  Replace. ...

    Checking the front brake caliper
    1. Check: Brake caliper pistons "1" Rust/scratches/wear Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake caliper body "2" Cracks/damage Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake fluid delivery passages (brake caliper body) Obstruction Blow out with compressed air. ...

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