Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Installing the valves

The following procedure applies to all of the valves and related components.

1. Deburr:

  • Valve stem end (with an oil stone)

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2. Lubricate:

  • Valve stem "1"
  • Valve stem seal "2"
    (with the recommended lubricant)

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3. Install:

  • Lower spring seat "1"
  • Valve stem seal "2"

  • Valve "3"
  • Valve spring "4"
  • Upper spring seat "5" (into the cylinder head)

NOTE:

  • Make sure each valve is installed in its original place.
  • Install the valve springs with the larger pitch "a" facing up.

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b. Smaller pitch

4. Install:

  • Valve cotters "1"

NOTE:

Install the valve cotters by compressing the valve spring with the valve spring compressor and the valve spring compressor attachment "2".


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5. To secure the valve cotters onto the valve stem, lightly tap the valve tip with a soft-face hammer.

CAUTION:

Hitting the valve tip with excessive force could damage the valve.

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    Checking the valve springs
    The following procedure applies to all of the valve springs. 1. Measure: Valve spring free length "a" Out of specification Replace the valve spring. 2. Measure: Compressed valve ...

    Cylinder and piston
    ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the cylinder head
    1. Eliminate: Combustion chamber carbon deposits (with a rounded scraper) NOTE: Do not use a sharp instrument to avoid damaging or scratching: Spark plug bore threads Valve seats 2. Check: Cylinder head Damage/scratches   Replace. Cylinder head water jacket Min ...

    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 ch ...

    Checking the primary driven gear
    1. Check: Primary driven gear "1" Damage/wear Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set. Excessive noise during operation  Replace the primary drive gear and clutch housing as a set. ...

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