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.

Installing the valves


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