# Checking The Piston Rings - Yamaha FZ09E 2014 Service Manual

and front-to-back measurements of the cylinder.
Then, find the average of the measurements.
Bore
78.000–78.010 mm
(3.0709–3.0713 in)
Taper limit
0.050 mm (0.0020 in)
Out of round limit
0.050 mm (0.0020 in)
"C" = maximum of D
–D
1
Taper limit = maximum of D
mum of D
or D
5
6
Out of round limit = maximum of D
- minimum of D
, D
or D
2
4
b. If out of specification, replace the cylinder,
and replace the piston and piston rings as a
set.
c. Measure piston skirt diameter "P" with the mi-
crometer.
Piston
Diameter
77.975–77.990 mm
(3.0699–3.0705 in)
a. 12.0 mm (0.47 in) from the bottom edge of
the piston
d. If out of specification, replace the piston and
piston rings as a set.
e. Calculate the piston-to-cylinder clearance
CONNECTING RODS AND PISTONS
6
or D
– maxi-
1
2
, D
or D
1
3
5
6
5-62
with the following formula.
Piston-to-cylinder clearance = Cylinder bore
"C" - Piston skirt diameter "P"
Piston-to-cylinder clearance
0.010–0.035 mm (0.0004–0.0014
in)
Limit
0.150 mm (0.0059 in)
f. If out of specification, replace the cylinder,
and replace the piston and piston rings as a
set.
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## CHECKING THE PISTON RINGS

1. Measure:
• Piston ring side clearance
Out of specification  Replace the piston
and piston rings as a set.
TIP
Before measuring the piston ring side clearance,
eliminate any carbon deposits from the piston
ring grooves and piston rings.
Piston ring
Top ring
Ring side clearance
0.030–0.065 mm (0.0012–0.0026
in)
Limit
0.115 mm (0.0045 in)
2nd ring
Ring side clearance
0.020–0.055 mm (0.0008–0.0022
in)
Limit
0.115 mm (0.0045 in)
2. Install:
• Piston ring
(into the cylinder)

Fz09ec 2014