Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the starter clutch

1. Check:

  • Starter clutch rollers "1"
  • Starter clutch spring caps "2"
  • Starter clutch springs "3"

Damage/wear Replace the starter
clutch assembly.

Checking the starter clutch


2. Check:

  • Starter clutch idle gear
  • Starter clutch gear Burrs/chips/roughness/wear Replace the defective part(s).

3. Check:

  • Starter clutch gear contacting surfaces Damage/pitting/wear Replace the starter clutch gear.

4. Check:

  • Starter clutch operation

a. Install the starter clutch gear "1" onto the starter clutch and hold the generator rotor.

b. When turning the starter clutch gear clockwise "A", the starter clutch and the starter clutch gear should engage, otherwise the starter clutch is faulty and must be replaced.

c. When turning the starter clutch gear counterclockwise "B", it should turn freely, otherwise the starter clutch is faulty and must be replaced.


    Removing the starter clutch
    1. Remove: Starter clutch bolts "1" NOTE: While holding the generator rotor "2" with the sheave holder "3", remove the starter clutch bolts. Do not allow the sheave holder to touch th ...

    Installing the starter clutch
    1. Install: Starter clutch assembly Starter clutch bolts "1" NOTE: While holding the generator rotor "2" with the sheave holder "3", tighten the starter clutch bolts. Do not allow t ...

    Other materials:

    Engine tightening torques
    Cylinder head tightening sequence: Generator cover tightening sequence: Clutch cover tightening sequence: Crankcase tightening sequence: A. Left crankcase B. Right crankcase ...

    Adjusting the brake pedal free play
    Adjusting the brake pedal free play Brake pedal free play The brake pedal free play should measure 3.5-4.5 mm (0.14-0.18 in) as shown. Periodically check the brake pedal free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. WARNING An incorrect brake pedal free play in ...

    Supporting the motorcycle
    Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other maintenance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motorcycle is in a stable and level position before starting any maintenance. A ...

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