1997-2001 Honda CR250 – Top End Service – Part 1: Cylinder Head Removal

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

1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal

The Tools You Will Need Are:

  • 13/16 inch Spark Plug Socket
  • Philips Head Screwdriver
  • 14mm Socket
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 8mm Hex Wrench/Socket
  • Sharpie Marker
  • 12mm Socket
  • Shop Towels

Start with your bike on a stand with the body and exhaust removed, and the cooling system drained.

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Cylinder Head Removal

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Remove the coolant hose and spark plug from the cylinder head.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Spark Plug1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Coolant Hose
Remove the engine hanger bolts, and keep track which direction they are facing on the mounting plates.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Engine Hangers
Mark the head nuts with 1 through 6 to follow a consistent crisscross pattern.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Number Head Nuts
Loosen the cylinder head nuts ¼ turn at a time to avoid head warp, with as many passes as you need.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Loosen Head Nuts
Lift the cylinder head off the cylinder, followed by the gasket.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Lift Head Off Cylinder
Set your cylinder head aside, and set the old gasket in the trash.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Gasket
Remember to stuff a clean shop towel into the cylinder.1997 - 2001 Honda CR250 - Top End Service - Part 1 - Cylinder Head Removal - Stuff Shop Towel
Top End Service IntroductionPart 2: Cylinder Removal
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