This Honda CR250 Clutch Inspection is Part 2 of the step-by-step clutch maintenance for your 1997-2001 Honda CR250 Dirt Bike.
You will need to reference the Service & Torque Specs table for the inspection process.
Watch the video below to get an idea of how inspection will go.
1997-2001 Honda CR250 Clutch Inspection
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|Step 24: Inspect the pressure plate for warping, cracks, chipping or any signs of excessive wear.|
|Step 25: Measure the width of the friction plates with a micrometer. If they are out of spec (Service Limit 2.85mm), they need to be replaced.|
If the plate is still within spec, check the friction plate tabs for breaks or chips. NOTE: You will need a micrometer. Fortunately, they don’t cost too much. (Get one here)
|Step 26: Place the clutch plate on a flat surface, use a piece of glass if you have one.|
Fold a piece of paper and try to slide it under the plate. If the paper slides under on opposite sides of the disc, it is out of spec.
|Step 27: Measure the free length of the clutch springs (Service Limit 44.7mm). Hold the spring as lightly as possible while still maintaining a grip with your micrometer to get the most accurate reading.|
|Step 28: Check the clutch inner splines and teeth. The teeth will be worn where the clutch plates sit. This is normal wear and will not affect the clutch operation until it is excessively worn.|
|Step 29: Inspect the clutch outer.|
|Step 30: Inspect the clutch outer guide and needle bearing.|
|Step 31: Inspect the clutch lifter and lifter rod.|
|Step 32: Inspect the lifter lever and rod.|
|Bonus: You pulled the flywheel so you might as well check it for cracks or signs of wear. Test the magnetism of flywheel. Only the inside will be magnetized.|
*If the flywheel has lost its magnetism it will need to be replaced. (This is a good opportunity to upgrade to a weighted flywheel!)
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Keep Your ’97-’01 CR250 Running Right!
- Service Specification
- Clutch Replacement
- Carburetor Service
- Engine Top End
- Front Fork Maintenance
- Rear Shock Rebuild
- Wheels & Tires
- Kickstarter Inspection
- External Shift Linkage