1997-2001 Honda CR250 – Top End Service – Part 3: Piston Removal

How To Remove The Piston On Your 1997 – 2001 Honda CR250.

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal

The Tools You Will Need Are:

  • Wrist Pin Removal Tool
  • Small Pick
  • Shop Towel

Start with the piston rotated to top dead center.

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Check Piston Connection

Before removing the piston, test the condition of the connecting rod opening, needle bearing, and wrist pin.

Grip the connecting rod with one hand, and try to rock, not slide, the piston side to side.

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Rock Piston 1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Piston Connection TestIf there is any play in the piston connection, you already know something is out of spec.

Remove the pin clips with a pick and safely glasses, because they might go flying.

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Pin ClipAssemble your wrist pin removal tool, and press the pin out of the cylinder.

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Assemble Pin Removal Tool 1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Press Pin1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Pin RemovedRemove the needle bearing, and wrap your connecting rod with a clean shop towel.

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Needle Bearing 1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 3 - Piston Removal - Wrap Conecting Rod

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