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
    1. Align: "I" mark "a" on the generator rotor (with the stationary pointer "b" on the generator cover) a. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise. b. When the piston is at TDC on the compre ...

    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. a. 1/4 tooth b. Correct 1. Timing chain roller 2. C ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the transmission
    1. Measure: Main axle runout (with a centering device and dial gauge "1") Out of specification Replace the main axle. 2. Measure: Drive axle runout (with a centering device and dial gauge "1") Out of specification Replace the drive axle. 3. Check: Transmiss ...

    Measuring the compression pressure
    NOTE: Insufficient compression pressure will result in a loss of performance. 1. Measure: Valve clearance Out of specification →Adjust. Refer to "ADJUSTING THE VALVE CLEARANCE" on page 3-3. 2. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then turn it off. 3. Remove: ...

    Installing the front brake master cylinder
    1. Install: Brake master cylinder "1" Brake master cylinder holder "2" NOTE: Install the brake master cylinder holder with the arrow mark "a" pointing forward. Align the end of the brake master cylinder holder with the punch mark "b" on the handlebar. First, tighten the front bo ...

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