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:

    Installing the rear brake caliper
    1. Install: Brake caliper "1" Copper washers Brake hose "2" Union bolt "3" WARNINGProper brake hose routing is essential to insure safe vehicle operation. Refer to "CABLE ROUTING" on page 2-33. CAUTION:When installing the brake hose onto the brake calip ...

    Checking the primary drive gear
    1. Remove: Primary drive gear Refer to "BALANCER GEAR" on page 5-53. 2. Check: Primary drive gear Damage/wear  Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set. Excessive noise during operation Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set ...

    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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