Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the starter motor

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Electric starter / Checking the starter motor

1. Check:

  • Commutator Dirt Clean with 600 grit
    sandpaper.

2. Measure:

  • Commutator diameter "a" Out of specification Replace
    the starter motor.

Checking the starter motor


3. Measure:

  • Mica undercut "a" Out of specification Scrape
    the mica to the proper measurement with a hacksaw blade that has been grounded to fit the commutator.

NOTE:

The mica of the commutator must be undercut to ensure proper operation of the commutator.


4. Measure:

  • Armature assembly resistances (commutator and insulation) Out of specification Replace
    the starter motor.

a. Measure the armature assembly resistances with the pocket tester.


b. If any resistance is out of specification, replace the starter motor.

Checking the starter motor


5. Measure:

  • Brush length "a" Out of specification Replace
    the starter motor front cover/brush holder set.

Checking the starter motor


6. Measure:

  • Brush spring force Out of specification Replace
    the brush springs as a set.

7. Check:

Gear teeth Damage/wear  Replace the gear.


8. Check:

  • Bearing
  • Oil seal
  • Damage/wear Replace the
    starter motor front cover/brush holder set.
    Electric starter
    ...

    Assembling the starter motor
    1. Install: Starter motor front cover/brush holder set "1" Starter motor yoke "2" NOTE: Align the marks "a" on the starter motor yoke and starter motor front cover/brush holder set. ...

    Other materials:

    Supporting the motorcycle
    Since this model is not equipped with a centerstand, follow these precautions when removing the front and rear wheel or performing other maintenance requiring the motorcycle to stand upright. Check that the motorcycle is in a stable and level position before starting any maintenance. A ...

    Checking the front fork legs
    The following procedure applies to both of the front fork legs. 1. Check: Inner tube Outer tube Bends/damage/scratches Replace. WARNINGDo not attempt to straighten a bent inner tube as this may dangerously weaken it. 2. Measure: Spring free length "a" Out of sp ...

    Chain drive
    Removing the drive chain 1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the rear wheel is elevated. ...

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