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 ...

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    1. Main switch 2. Clutch switch 3. Front brake light switch 4. Ignition coil 5. Throttle body sensor assembly (intake air pressure sensor, intake air temperature sensor, throttle position sensor) 6. FID (fast idle solenoid) 7. Rectifier/regulator 8. Lean angle sensor 9. Starting circui ...

    Checking the stator coil
    1. Disconnect: Stator coil coupler (from the wire harness) 2. Check: Stator coil resistance Out of specification → Replace the crankshaft position sensor/stator assembly. a. Connect the pocket tester ( × 1) to the stator coil coupler as shown. b. Measure the sta ...

    Identification
    Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number "1" is stamped into the right side of the steering head pipe. Model label The model label "1" is affixed to the frame. This information will be needed to order spare parts. ...

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