Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Crankcase / 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.


    Checking the crankcase
    1. Thoroughly wash the crankcase halves in a mild solvent. 2. Thoroughly clean all the gasket surfaces and crankcase mating surfaces. 3. Check: Crankcase Cracks/damage Replace. Oil de ...

    Checking the bearings and oil seal
    1. Check: Bearings Clean and lubricate the bearings, and then rotate the inner race with your finger. Rough movement Replace. Oil seal Damage/wear Replace. ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the front brake lever free play
    Checking the front brake lever free play Brake lever free play The brake lever free play should measure 2.0-5.0 mm (0.08-0.20 in) as shown. Periodically check the brake lever free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer check the brake system. WARNING An incorrect brake le ...

    Troubleshooting
    Although Yamaha motorcycles receive a thorough inspection before shipment from the factory, trouble may occur during operation. Any problem in the fuel, compression, or ignition systems, for example, can cause poor starting and loss of power. The following troubleshooting charts repre ...

    Assembling the crankcase
    1. Thoroughly clean all the gasket mating surfaces and crankcase mating surfaces. 2. Apply: Sealant (onto the crankcase mating surfaces) NOTE: Do not allow any sealant to come into contact with the oil gallery. 3. Install: Right crankcase NOTE: Turn the shift drum segment ...

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