1997-2001 Honda CR250 – Bleed Brake System

How To Bleed The Brake System On Your 1997 – 2001 Honda CR250.

1997 -2001 Honda CR250 - Front Master Cylinder Featured ImageThe Tools You Will Need Are:

  • 8mm Wrench
  • Clear Tubing
  • Catch Pan
  • Shop Towels

The Parts You Will Need To Bleed Your Brakes:

Bleeding your brake system is a straightforward process, but may take some patience and a helping hand.

You can bleed your brakes in two ways:

Manually, or by vacuum pump, but since the results are the same; (removing are from the brake system), We’re going to stick with bleeding manually, because I don’t know about you, but I don’t take my vacuum pump to the track.

Remember! Brake fluid will damage your pads, so keep your shop towels handy!

The bleeding procedure is the same on the front and rear brakes, but you will need to remove the guard on the rear caliper.

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Brake System Bleeding:

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Connect your tube to the bleeder valve, and place the drain end in your catch pan.1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Install Hose
Fill the reservoir to the marked limit, but do not install the cap.  The brakes are a sealed system, so installing the reservoir cap will work against the bleeding process by creating a vacuum in the reservoir.Be Careful!
Apply pressure to the brakes and hold them.1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Apply Brakes
With pressure applied, open the bleeder valve.1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Open Valve
After the system pressure is released, close the bleeder valve, then release the brake.1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Close Valve 1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Release Brake
DO NOT PUMP YOUR BRAKES! If you pump the brakes with the valve open, you will draw air into the system.Be Careful!
Repeat this process until the air bubbles have stopped, and only brake fluid can be seen in the tube.1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Fluid Only
Torque Specs:
Bleeder Valve48 in-lb

Throughout the bleeding process, keep an eye on your reservoir level. If you let it drain, then you will introduce air from the opposite side of the brake system, and you need to start over.1997-2001 Honda CR250 - Brakes - Bleed - Reservior If you have any questions or anything to add, please leave them in the comments or on our FaceBook page!

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