Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the starter motor

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Electric starter / Checking the starter motor

1. Check:

  • Commutator Dirt Clean with 600 grit
    sandpaper.

2. Measure:

  • Commutator diameter "a" Out of specification Replace
    the starter motor.

Checking the starter motor


3. Measure:

  • Mica undercut "a" Out of specification Scrape
    the mica to the proper measurement with a hacksaw blade that has been grounded to fit the commutator.

NOTE:

The mica of the commutator must be undercut to ensure proper operation of the commutator.


4. Measure:

  • Armature assembly resistances (commutator and insulation) Out of specification Replace
    the starter motor.

a. Measure the armature assembly resistances with the pocket tester.


b. If any resistance is out of specification, replace the starter motor.

Checking the starter motor


5. Measure:

  • Brush length "a" Out of specification Replace
    the starter motor front cover/brush holder set.

Checking the starter motor


6. Measure:

  • Brush spring force Out of specification Replace
    the brush springs as a set.

7. Check:

Gear teeth Damage/wear  Replace the gear.


8. Check:

  • Bearing
  • Oil seal
  • Damage/wear Replace the
    starter motor front cover/brush holder set.
    Electric starter
    ...

    Assembling the starter motor
    1. Install: Starter motor front cover/brush holder set "1" Starter motor yoke "2" NOTE: Align the marks "a" on the starter motor yoke and starter motor front cover/brush holder set. ...

    Other materials:

    Cleaning and lubricating the drive chain
    The drive chain must be cleaned and lubricated at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart, otherwise it will quickly wear out, especially when riding in dusty or wet areas. Service the drive chain as follows. NOTICE The drive chain must be lubricated ...

    Removing the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. 1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Loosen: Handlebar pinch bolt "1" Handlebar bolt "2" Upper bracket ...

    Battery
    A poorly maintained battery will corrode and discharge quickly. The electrolyte level, battery lead connections and breather hose routing should be checked before each ride and at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart. WARNING Electrolyte is pois ...

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