Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the cylinder head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder head / 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 cylinder head


2. Check:

  • Cylinder head Damage/scratches   Replace.

  • Cylinder head water jacket Mineral deposits/rust
    Eliminate.

3. Measure:

  • Cylinder head warpage Out of specification Resurface
    the cylinder head.

a. Place a straightedge "1" and a thickness gauge "2" across the cylinder head.

Checking the cylinder head


b. Measure the warpage.

c. If the limit is exceeded, resurface the cylinder head as follows.

d. Place a 400-600 grit wet sandpaper on the surface plate and resurface the cylinder head using a figure-eight sanding pattern.

NOTE:

To ensure an even surface, rotate the cylinder head several times.

    Removing the cylinder head
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