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.

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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 safety 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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