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:

    Adjusting the throttle cable free play
    Throttle cable free play The throttle cable free play should measure 3.0-5.0 mm (0.12-0.20 in) at the throttle grip. Periodically check the throttle cable free play and, if necessary, adjust it as follows. TIP The engine idling speed must be correctly adjusted before checkin ...

    Checking the rear brake disc
    1. Remove: Rear wheel Refer to "REAR WHEEL" on page 4-12. 2. Check: Brake disc Damage/galling → Replace. 3. Measure: Brake disc deflection Out of specification → Correct the brake disc deflection or replace the brake disc. Refer to "CHECKING THE FRONT BRAKE DIS ...

    Starting the engine
    In order for the ignition circuit cut-off system to enable starting, one of the following conditions must be met: The transmission is in the neutral position. The transmission is in gear with the clutch lever pulled and the sidestand up. 1. Turn the key to "ON" and make sure ...

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