Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the piston rings

1. Measure:

Piston ring side clearance Out of specification Replace the
piston and piston rings as a set.

NOTE:

Before measuring the piston ring side clearance, eliminate any carbon deposits from the piston ring grooves and piston rings.


Checking the piston rings


2. Install:

  • Piston ring (into the cylinder)

NOTE:

Level the piston ring into the cylinder with the piston crown.

Checking the piston rings


a. 40 mm (1.57 in)

3. Measure:

  • Piston ring end gap Out of specification Replace
    the piston ring.

NOTE:

The oil ring expander spacer end gap cannot be measured. If the oil ring rail gap is excessive, replace all three piston rings.


    Checking the cylinder and piston
    1. Check: Piston wall Cylinder wall Vertical scratches Replace the cylinder, and replace the piston and piston rings as a set. 2. Measure: Piston-to-cylinder clearance a. Mea ...

    Checking the piston pin
    1. Check: Piston pin Blue discoloration/grooves  Replace the piston pin and then check the lubrication system. 2. Measure: Piston pin outside diameter "a" Out of specification ...

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    Checking the starter clutch
    1. Check: Starter clutch rollers "1" Starter clutch spring caps "2" Starter clutch springs "3" Damage/wear Replace the starter clutch assembly. 2. Check: Starter clutch idle gear Starter clutch gear Burrs/chips/roughness/wear Replace the defective part(s). 3. Check: ...

    Checking the rear brake caliper
    1. Check: Brake caliper piston "1" Rust/scratches/wear Replace the brake caliper piston. Brake caliper cylinder "2" Scratches/wear Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake caliper body "3" Cracks/damage   Replace the brake caliper assembly. Brake fluid deli ...

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