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

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder head / Checking the camshaft sprocket and timing chain guide

1. Check:

  • Camshaft sprocket More than 1/4 tooth wear "a" Replace
    the camshaft sprocket, timing chain and crankshaft as a set.

Checking the camshaft sprocket and timing chain guide


a. 1/4 tooth

b. Correct

1. Timing chain roller

2. Camshaft sprocket

2. Check:

Timing chain guide (exhaust side) Damage/wear Replace.


    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 ...

    Checking the timing chain tensioner
    1. Check: Timing chain tensioner Cracks/damage/rough movement Replace. a. Lightly press the timing chain tensioner rod into the timing chain tensioner housing by hand. NOTE: While pressing the ...

    Other materials:

    Adjusting the throttle cable free play
    NOTE: Prior to adjusting the throttle cable free play, the engine idling speed should be adjusted. 1. Check: Throttle cable free play "a" Out of specification →Adjust. 2. Remove: Right side panel Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 3. Adjust: Throttle cable f ...

    Adjusting the brake pedal free play
    Adjusting the brake pedal free play Brake pedal free play The brake pedal free play should measure 3.5-4.5 mm (0.14-0.18 in) as shown. Periodically check the brake pedal free play and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer adjust it. WARNING An incorrect brake pedal free play in ...

    Installing the shift forks and shift drum assembly
    1. Install: Shift fork-L "1" Shift fork-C "2" Shift fork-R "3" Shift drum assembly "4" Springs Shift fork guide bar "5" NOTE: The embossed marks on the shift forks should face towards the right side of the engine and be in the following sequence: "R", "C", "L". 2. Check: Tr ...

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