Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Installing the drive chain

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Chain drive / Installing the drive chain

1. Lubricate:

  • Drive chain
  • Master link

2. Install:

  • Drive sprocket
  • Drive sprocket retainer bolts

3. Install:

  • Master link
  • O-rings
  • Master link plate
  • Master link clip "1"

CAUTION:
  • The closed end of the master link clip must face in the direction of drive chain rotation.
  • Never install a new drive chain onto worn drive chain sprockets; this will dramatically shorten the drive chain's life.

NOTE:

Install the master link plate with its manufacturer mark facing outward.

Installing the drive chain


4. Install:

  • Drive sprocket cover

NOTE:

Be sure not to pinch the neutral switch lead when installing the drive sprocket cover.

5. Install:

  • Rear wheel Refer to "REAR WHEEL" on page 4-12.

6. Adjust:

  • Drive chain slack Refer to "ADJUSTING THE DRIVE CHAIN SLACK" on page 3-21.

CAUTION:

A drive chain that is too tight will overload the engine and other vital parts, and one that is too loose can skip and damage the swingarm or cause an accident. Therefore, keep the drive chain slack within the specified limits.

    Checking the drive sprocket
    1. Check: Drive sprocket More than 1/4 tooth "a" wear Replace the drive chain sprockets as a set. Bent teeth Replace the drive chain sprockets as a set. b. Correct 1. Dri ...

    Engine
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    Other materials:

    Checking the swingarm
    1. Check: Swingarm Bends/cracks/damage   Replace. 2. Check: Pivot shaft Roll the pivot shaft on a flat surface. Bends Replace. WARNINGDo not attempt to straighten a bent pivot shaft. 3. Wash: Pivot shaft Washer Swingarm adjusting collar Du ...

    Checking the front brake caliper
    1. Check: Brake caliper pistons "1" Rust/scratches/wear Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake caliper body "2" Cracks/damage Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake fluid delivery passages (brake caliper body) Obstruction Blow out with compressed air. ...

    Installing the clutch
    1. Install: Conical spring washer "1" NOTE: Install the conical spring washer as shown in the illustration. 2. Install: Clutch housing Thrust washer "1" NOTE: Be sure to install the thrust washer so that its sharp edge "a" is facing away from the clutch boss. 3. Instal ...

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