Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the valve seats

The following procedure applies to all of the valves and valve seats.

1. Eliminate:

  • Carbon deposits (from the valve face and valve seat)

2. Check:

  • Valve seat Pitting/wear Replace the
    cylinder head.

3. Measure:

  • Valve seat width C "a" Out of specification Replace
    the cylinder head.

Checking the valve seats


a. Apply Mechanic's blueing dye (Dykem) "b" onto the valve face.

Checking the valve seats


b. Install the valve into the cylinder head.

c. Press the valve through the valve guide and onto the valve seat to make a clear impression.

d. Measure the valve seat width.

NOTE:

Where the valve seat and valve face contacted one another, the blueing will have been removed.

4. Lap:

  • Valve face
  • Valve seat

NOTE:

After replacing the cylinder head or replacing the valve and valve guide, the valve seat and valve face should be lapped.

a. Apply a coarse lapping compound "a" to the valve face.

CAUTION:

Do not let the lapping compound enter the gap between the valve stem and the valve guide.

Checking the valve seats


b. Apply molybdenum disulfide oil onto the valve stem.

Checking the valve seats


c. Install the valve into the cylinder head.

d. Turn the valve until the valve face and valve seat are evenly polished, then clean off all of the lapping compound.

NOTE:

For the best lapping results, lightly tap the valve seat while rotating the valve back and forth between your hands.

Checking the valve seats


e. Apply a fine lapping compound to the valve face and repeat the above steps.

f. After every lapping procedure, be sure to clean off all of the lapping compound from the valve face and valve seat.

g. Apply Mechanic's blueing dye (Dykem) "b" onto the valve face.

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h. Install the valve into the cylinder head.

i. Press the valve through the valve guide and onto the valve seat to make a clear impression.

j. Measure the valve seat width "c" again. If the valve seat width is out of specification, reface and lap the valve seat.

Checking the valve seats


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