Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the ignition timing

NOTE:

Prior to checking the ignition timing, check the wiring connections of the entire ignition system.

Make sure all connections are tight and free of corrosion.

1. Remove:

  • Rider seat
  • Left lower side cowling Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1.

2. Remove:

  • Timing mark accessing screw "1"

Checking the ignition timing


3. Lift the fuel tank. (Do not disconnect the fuel hose, fuel drain hose, and couplers.) Refer to "FUEL TANK" on page 7-1.

4. Connect:

  • Timing light "1"
  • Digital tachometer

Checking the ignition timing


5. Check:

  • Ignition timing

a. Start the engine, warm it up for several minutes, and then let it run at the specified engine idling speed.


b. Check that stationary pointer "a" in the generator cover is within the firing range "b" on the generator rotor.

Incorrect firing range → Check the ignition system.

Checking the ignition timing


NOTE:

The ignition timing is not adjustable.

6. Remove:

  • Digital tachometer
  • Timing light

7. Install:

  • Fuel tank Refer to "FUEL TANK" on page 7-1.

8. Install:

  • Timing mark accessing screw (along with the O-ring )

9. Install:

  • Left lower side cowling
  • Right side cover
  • Rider seat Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1.
    Checking the spark plug
    1. Remove: Right side cover Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Disconnect: Spark plug cap 3. Remove: Spark plug CAUTION:Before removing the spark plug, blow away ...

    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 ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the valves and valve guides
    The following procedure applies to all of the valves and valve guides. 1. Measure: Valve-stem-to-valve-guide clearance Out of specification Replace the valve guide. Valve-stem-to-valve-guide clearance = Valve guide inside diameter "a" - Valve stem diameter "b" 2. Replace: ...

    Checking and lubricating the cables
    The operation of all control cables and the condition of the cables should be checked before each ride, and the cables and cable ends should be lubricated if necessary. If a cable is damaged or does not move smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer check or replace it. WARNING! Damage to the out ...

    Troubleshooting
    Any of the following fail to light: turn signal lights, brake light or indicator lights. The horn fails to sound. The fuel gauge fails to operate. The speedometer fails to operate. NOTE: Before troubleshooting, remove the following part(s): 1. Seats 2. Fuel tank 3. Left upper ...

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