Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Engine / Crankcase / Checking the timing chain and timing chain guide

1. Check:

  • Timing chain Damage/stiffness Replace the
    timing chain and camshaft sprocket as a set.

2. Check:

Timing chain guide (intake side) Damage/wear Replace.


Checking the oil strainer

1. Check:

Oil strainer Damage   Replace.


Contaminants Clean with solvent.


    Checking the crankcase
    1. Thoroughly wash the crankcase halves in a mild solvent. 2. Thoroughly clean all the gasket surfaces and crankcase mating surfaces. 3. Check: Crankcase Cracks/damage Replace. Oil de ...

    Checking the bearings and oil seal
    1. Check: Bearings Clean and lubricate the bearings, and then rotate the inner race with your finger. Rough movement Replace. Oil seal Damage/wear Replace. ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the brake fluid level
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand. Make sure the vehicle is upright. 2. Check: Brake fluid level Below the minimum level mark "a" → Add the recommended brake fluid to the proper level. A. Front brake B. Rear brake WA ...

    Checking the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts
    The following procedure applies to all of the rocker arms and rocker arm shafts. 1. Check: Rocker arm Damage/wear Replace. 2. Check: Rocker arm shaft Blue discoloration/excessive wear/pitting/ scratches  Replace or check the lubrication system. 3. Measure: Rocke ...

    Checking the crankshaft
    1. Measure: Crankshaft runout Out of specification Replace the crankshaft, bearing or both. NOTE: Turn the crankshaft slowly. 2. Measure: Big end side clearance Out of specification Replace the crankshaft. 3. Measure: Crankshaft width Out of specification&nbs ...

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