This is PART 2 of the full step-by-step external shift linkage inspection for your 1997-2001 Honda CR250 Dirt Bike.
You can find Part 1: Removal here, and Part 3: Installation here.
Remember, if you need parts and tools you can get them HERE.
Related: 1997-2001 Honda CR250 – Top End Service – Introduction
You can follow along with the video below!
Honda CR250 External Shift Linkage Inspection
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|Step 9: Inspect the shift shaft:|
- Check the shaft for bend or uneven wear
- Check the shift lever splines for pits or cracks
- If the spring and snap ring are tight leave them
on the shaft, if they are loose, replace them
|Step 10: Inspect the stopper assembly components:|
- Check the stopper arm for bends or cracks
- Test the stopper wheel for smooth operation
- Check the stopper spring for tension, fractures
or uneven wear
- Ensure the washer is still flat and smooth
|Step 11: Inspect the shifter drum and center pin.|
- Check the center pin for bends and the threads for
- Check the drum for signs of excessive wear. If any
parts of the drum are worn, it will not operate properly
|Step 12: Inspect the guide plate and drum shifter|
- Check the pawls, springs, plungers and drum shifter
body for wear. If these components are worn in any
way they will need to be replaced.
- Check the guide plate for warping, cracks, or any
signs of fatigue
|Step 13: Assemble the drum shifter:|
- Install the plunger and spring into drum shifter body
- Install the pawl with the round end in the drum
shifter body, make sure the groove pushes against the plunger
- Repeat on the opposite side
- Install the drum shifter into the guide plate, the
drum shifter assembly should not move with the pawls extended.
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