Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Camshaft / Checking the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts

The following procedure applies to all of the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts.

1. Check:

  • Rocker arm Damage/wear Replace.

2. Check:

  • Rocker arm shaft Blue discoloration/excessive wear/pitting/ scratches  Replace or
    check the lubrication system.

3. Measure:

  • Rocker arm inside diameter "a" Out of specification Replace.

Checking the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts


4. Measure:

  • Rocker arm shaft outside diameter "a" Out of specification Replace.

Checking the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts


5. Calculate:

  • Rocker-arm-to-rocker-arm-shaft clearance

NOTE:

Calculate the clearance by subtracting the rocker arm shaft outside diameter from the rocker arm inside diameter.

Out of specification Replace the
defective part(s).


    Checking the camshaft
    1. Check: Camshaft lobes Blue discoloration/pitting/scratches  Replace the camshaft. 2. Measure: Camshaft lobe dimensions "a" and "b" Out of specification Replace the cams ...

    Installing the camshaft and rocker arms
    1. Lubricate: Rocker arms Rocker arm shafts 2. Lubricate: Camshaft 3. Install: Camshaft "1" NOTE: Make sure that the camshaft projections "a" and hole "b" are positioned as s ...

    Other materials:

    Removing the swingarm
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the rear wheel is elevated. 2. Measure: Swingarm side play Swingarm vertical movement a. Me ...

    Removing the front brake caliper
    NOTE: Before disassembling the brake caliper, drain the brake fluid from the entire brake system. 1. Remove: Brake hose union bolt "1" Copper washers "2" Brake hose "3" NOTE: Put the end of the brake hose into a container and pump out the brake fluid carefully. ...

    Checking and charging the battery
    WARNINGBatteries generate explosive hydrogen gas and contain electrolyte which is made of poisonous and highly caustic sulfuric acid. Therefore, always follow these preventive measures: Wear protective eye gear when handling or working near batteries. Charge batt ...

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