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:

    Checking the condition of the bulb sockets
    The following procedure applies to all of the bulb sockets. 1. Check: Bulb socket (for continuity) (with the pocket tester) No continuity Replace. NOTE: Check each bulb socket for continuity in the same manner as described in the bulb section, however, note the following. a. Install a ...

    Installing the thermostat
    1. Install: Thermostat NOTE: Install the thermostat with its breather hole "a" facing up. 2. Install: Copper washer Coolant temperature sensor CAUTION:Use extreme care when handling the coolant temperature sensor. Replace any part that was dropped or subjected to ...

    Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide
    1. Check: Timing chain Damage/stiffness Replace the timing chain and camshaft sprocket as a set. 2. Check: Timing chain guide (intake side) Damage/wear Replace. Checking the oil strainer 1. Check: Oil strainer Damage   Replace. Contaminants Clean with solvent. ...

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