1997-2001 Honda CR250 Front Suspension & Steering Specifications

1997-2001 Honda CR250 Specifications Tables For:
1997 -2001 Honda CR250 - Service Specifications - Fork Specifications

  • Steering & Front Suspension
  • Front Suspension Torque Specifications
  • Fork Damper Oil Capacity
  • Fork Damper Oil Level
  • Fork Oil Capacity & Spring Rates
  • Fork Spring Identification
  • Oil Left In Fork Without Damper
  • Oil Left In Fork With Damper
  • Standard Fork Settings

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Front Suspension Specifications

Fork air pressure 0 psi (0 kPa)
Fork spring free length
1997-1998
New 491 mm (19.33 in.)
Service limit 483.6 mm (19.04 in.)
1999-2001
New 463 mm (19.4 in)
Service limit 486 mm (19.1in)
Fork slider runout limit 0.20mm (0.0008 in.)
Fork top end clearance (Stock)
1997 2.0 mm (.01 in.)
1998-2001 Align flush
Recommended Fork Oil Pro Honda HP 5W or Equivalent

 

Fork Torque Specifications

Newton Meters Inch-Pounds Foot Pounds
Clutch lever holder bolts 9 80
Fork center bolt 69 51
Fork cap
1997 54 40
1998-2001 29 22
Fork damper (compression unit)
1997 118 87
1998-2001 54 40
Fork damper lock screw (1997) 0.7 6
Fork damper piston rod lock nut 22 16
Fork protector bolts 7 62
Fork tube pinch bolts
Lower bridge 20 15
Upper bridge 22 16
Handel bar upper holder bolts 22 16
Handlebar lower holder nuts (1999-2001) 44 33
Master cylinder (front holder bolts) 10 88
Throttle housing bolts 9 80

 

Fork Damper Oil Capacity

All models 180 ml 6.1 oz.


Fork Damper Oil Level
All models 5-10 mm 0.2 – 0.4 in.

 

Standard Fork Settings
Compression clicks out Rebound clicks out
1997 9 8
1998 10 9
1999 10 12
2000 12 14
2001 11 14
The numbers shown are the number of clicks out after the clickers have been fully turned in (clockwise). Turning the clickers out (counterclockwise) decreases damping force, Do not force the clickers beyond their normal travel. Damage to the clickers will occur.
Fork Oil Capacity and Spring Rates
ml US oz.
1997 Model Year
Standard 0.40 kg/mm (22.40 lb/in) Fork Spring
Minimum 335 11.3
Standard 369 12.5
Maximum 430 14.5
Softer 0.38 kg/mm (21.28 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 338 11.4
Standard 372 12.6
Maximum 432 14.6
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 325 11.0
Standard 359 12.1
Maximum 419 14.2
1998 Model Year
Standard 0.40 KG/mm (22.40 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum 326 11.0
Standard 375 12.7
Maximum 422 14.3
Softer 0.38 kg/mm (21.28 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum 329 11.1
Standard 378 12.8
Maximum 425 14.4
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum 316 10.7
Standard 365 12.3
Maximum 412 13.9
1999 Model Year
Standard 0.42 kg/mm (23.52lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum 318 10.8
Standard 373 12.6
Maximum 414 14.0
Softer 0.40 kg/mm (22.40 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 329 11.1
Standard 383 13.0
Maximum 424 14.3
Stiffer 0.44 kg/mm (24.64 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 324 11.0
Standard 379 12.8
Maximum 420 14.2
2000 Model Year
Standard 0.43 KG/mm (24.08 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum 328 11.1
Standard 386 13.1
Maximum 424 14.3
Softer 0.41 kg/mm (22.96 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 333 11.3
Standard 391 13.2
Maximum 429 14.5
Stiffer 0.45 kg/mm (25.20 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 322 10.9
Standard 380 12.9
Maximum 418 14.1
2001 Model Year
Standard 0.44 KG/mm (24.64 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum 337 11.4
Standard 383 13.0
Maximum 433 14.6
Softer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 334 11.3
Standard 380 12.9
Maximum 430 14.5
Stiffer 0.46 kg/mm (25.76 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum 332 11.22
Standard 377 12.8
Maximum 428 14.5
Fork Spring Identification Marks
1997 Model Year
Standard 0.40 kg/mm (22.40 lb/in) One closely wound coil at both ends
Softer 0.38 kg/mm (21.28 lb-in) fork Two closely wound coils at on end; one coil at the opposite end
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in) Three closely wound coils at on end; one coil at the opposite end
1998 Model Year
Standard 0.40 KG/mm (22.40 lb/in.) One closely wound coil at both ends
Softer 0.38 kg/mm (21.28 lb/in.) Two closely wound coils at on end; one coil at the opposite end
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb/in.) Three closely wound coils at on end; one coil at the opposite end
1999 Model Year
Standard 0.42 kg/mm (23.52lb/in.) Three closely wound coils at on end; one coil at the opposite end
Softer 0.40 kg/mm (22.40 lb-in) One closely wound coil at both ends
Stiffer 0.44 kg/mm (24.64 lb-in) Two closely wound coils at on end; one coil at the opposite end
2000 Model Year
Standard 0.43 KG/mm (24.08 lb/in.) No factory mark; aftermarket three scribe marks
Softer 0.41 kg/mm (22.96 lb-in) One scribe mark
Stiffer 0.45 kg/mm (25.20 lb-in) Two scribe marks
2001 Model Year
Standard 0.44 KG/mm (24.64 lb/in.) No factory mark; aftermarket three scribe marks
Softer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in) One scribe mark
Stiffer 0.46 kg/mm (25.76 lb-in) Two scribe marks

 

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