1997-2001 Honda CR250 Front Suspension & Steering Specifications

1997-2001 Honda CR250 Specifications Tables For:

  • 1997 -2001 Honda CR250 - Service Specifications - Fork SpecificationsSteering & 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 pressure0 psi (0 kPa)
Fork spring free length
1997-1998
New491 mm (19.33 in.)
Service limit483.6 mm (19.04 in.)
1999-2001
New463 mm (19.4 in)
Service limit486 mm (19.1in)
Fork slider runout limit0.20mm (0.0008 in.)
Fork top end clearance (Stock)
19972.0 mm (.01 in.)
1998-2001Align flush
Recommended Fork OilPro Honda HP 5W or Equivalent

 

Fork Torque Specifications

Newton MetersInch PoundsFoot Pounds
Clutch lever holder bolts980
Fork center bolt6951
Fork cap
19975440
1998-20012922
Fork damper (compression unit)
199711887
1998-20015440
Fork damper lock screw (1997)0.76
Fork damper piston rod lock nut2216
Fork protector bolts762
Fork tube pinch bolts
Lower bridge2015
Upper bridge2216
Handel bar upper holder bolts2216
Handle bar lower holder nuts (1999-2001)4433
Master cylinder (front holder bolts)1088
Throttle housing bolts980

 

Fork Damper Oil Capacity

All models180 ml6.1 oz.




Fork Damper Oil Level
All models5-10 mm0.2 – 0.4 in.

 

Standard Fork Settings
Compression clicks outRebound clicks out
199798
1998109
19991012
20001214
20011114
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
mlUS oz.
1997 Model Year
Standard 0.40 kg/mm (22.40 lb/in) Fork Spring
Minimum33511.3
Standard36912.5
Maximum43014.5
Softer 0.38 kg/mm (21.28 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum33811.4
Standard37212.6
Maximum43214.6
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum32511.0
Standard35912.1
Maximum41914.2
1998 Model Year
Standard 0.40 KG/mm (22.40 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum32611.0
Standard37512.7
Maximum42214.3
Softer 0.38 kg/mm (21.28 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum32911.1
Standard37812.8
Maximum42514.4
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum31610.7
Standard36512.3
Maximum41213.9
1999 Model Year
Standard 0.42 kg/mm (23.52lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum31810.8
Standard37312.6
Maximum41414.0
Softer 0.40 kg/mm (22.40 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum32911.1
Standard38313.0
Maximum42414.3
Stiffer 0.44 kg/mm (24.64 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum32411.0
Standard37912.8
Maximum42014.2
2000 Model Year
Standard 0.43 KG/mm (24.08 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum32811.1
Standard38613.1
Maximum42414.3
Softer 0.41 kg/mm (22.96 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum33311.3
Standard39113.2
Maximum42914.5
Stiffer 0.45 kg/mm (25.20 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum32210.9
Standard38012.9
Maximum41814.1
2001 Model Year
Standard 0.44 KG/mm (24.64 lb/in.) Fork Spring
Minimum33711.4
Standard38313.0
Maximum43314.6
Softer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum33411.3
Standard38012.9
Maximum43014.5
Stiffer 0.46 kg/mm (25.76 lb-in) Fork Spring
Minimum33211.22
Standard37712.8
Maximum42814.5
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) forkTwo closely wound coils at on end; one coil at opposite end
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb-in)Three closely wound coils at on end; one coil at 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 opposite end
Stiffer 0.42 kg/mm (23.52 lb/in.)Three closely wound coils at on end; one coil at opposite end
1999 Model Year
Standard 0.42 kg/mm (23.52lb/in.)Three closely wound coils at on end; one coil at 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 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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