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:

    Removing the fuel tank
    1. Extract the fuel in the fuel tank through the fuel tank filler hole with a pump. 2. Remove: Fuel hose connector cover "1" 3. Disconnect: Fuel hose "2" CAUTION: Be sure to disconnect the fuel hose by hand. Do not forcefully disconnect the hose with tools. A ...

    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 " ...

    Disassembling the front wheel
    1. Remove: Oil seal Wheel bearings a. Clean the surface of the front wheel hub. b. Remove the oil seal "1" with a flat-head screwdriver. NOTE: To prevent damaging the wheel, place a rag "2" between the screwdriver and the wheel surface. c. Remove the wheel bearings "3" with a ge ...

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