1997-2001 Honda CR250 Fork Maintenance Part 2: Inspection

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This is PART 2 of the step-by-step rebuild for 1998-2001 Showa 47mm suspension forks.

You can find Part 1: Disassembly here, and Part 3: Installation here.

You Can Get Parts And Tools HERE!

Front Fork Disassembly And Inspection

  • Step 17: Remove old O-rings and bushing from the fork cap assembly.
  • Step 18: Clean and inspect the fork cap assembly.
  • Step 19: This fork kit does not come with one big bushing. Instead, it comes with two small bushings that equal the size of the old bushing.
  • Step 20: Set fork cap assembly bushing seams on opposite sides to prevent oil seepage.
  • Step 21: Install new O-rings.
  • Step 22: Clean and inspect the fork compression unit (damper).
  • Step 23: Remove the compression unit bushing.
  • Step 24: Clean compression unit bushing groove.
  • Step 25: Install new compression unit bushing.
  • Step 26: Remove and replace compression unit O-ring.
  • Step 27: Remove the fork slider bushing from the slider tube.
  • Step 28: Remove other fork seals and bushings.
  • Step 29: Save the stop ring and backup ring.
Step 17: Remove old O-rings and bushing from the fork cap assembly.
Step 17: Remove old O-rings and bushing from the fork cap assembly.

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Step 18: Clean and inspect the fork cap assembly.
Step 18: Clean and inspect the fork cap assembly.

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Step 19: This fork kit does not come with one big bushing. Instead, it comes with two small bushings that equal the size of the old bushing.
Step 19: This fork kit does not come with one big bushing. Instead, it comes with two small bushings that equal the size of the old bushing.
Step 20: Set fork cap assembly bushing seams on opposite sides to prevent oil seepage.
Step 20: Set fork cap assembly bushing seams on opposite sides to prevent oil seepage.
Step 21: Install new O-rings
Step 21: Install new O-rings.
Step 22: Clean and inspect the fork compression unit (damper)
Step 22: Clean and inspect the fork compression unit (damper).
Step 23: Remove compression unit bushing
Step 23: Remove the compression unit bushing.
Step 24: Clean compression unit bushing groove.
Step 24: Clean compression unit bushing groove.
Step 25: Install new compression unit bushing.
Step 25: Install new compression unit bushing.
Step 26: Remove and replace compression unit O-ring.
Step 26: Remove and replace compression unit O-ring.
Step 27: Remove the fork slider bushing from the slider tube.
Step 27: Remove the fork slider bushing from the slider tube.

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Step 28: Remove other fork seals and bushings.
Step 28: Remove other fork seals and bushings.
Step 29: Save the stop ring and backup ring.
Step 29: Save the stop ring and backup ring.

Front Fork Assembly

  • Step 30: Clean and inspect the fork slider.
  • Step 31: Remove and replace the outer ring.
  • Step 32: Wrap the fork slider tube in plastic wrap.
  • Step 33: Make sure the dust seal flange is facing down.
  • Step 34: Install the dust seal.
  • Step 35: Install the stop ring.
  • Step 36: Oil seal directions.
  • Step 37: Install the fork oil seal.
  • Step 38: Install backup ring.
  • Step 39: Install guide bushing.
  • Step 40: Install fork slider bushing.
Step 30: Clean and inspect the fork slider.
Step 30: Clean and inspect the fork slider.

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Step 31: Remove and replace the outer ring.
Step 31: Remove and replace the outer ring.
Step 32: Wrap the fork slider tube in plastic wrap.
Step 32: Wrap the fork slider tube in plastic wrap.
Step 33: Make sure the dust seal flange is facing down.
Step 33: Make sure the dust seal flange is facing down.
Step 34: Install the dust seal.
Step 34: Install the dust seal.
Step 35: Install the stop ring.
Step 35: Install the stop ring.
Step 36: Oil seal directions.
Step 36: Oil seal directions.
Step 37: Install the fork oil seal.
Step 37: Install the fork oil seal.
Step 38: Install backup ring.
Step 38: Install backup ring.
Step 39: Install guide bushing.
Step 39: Install guide bushing.
Step 40: Install fork slider bushing.
Step 40: Install fork slider bushing.

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97-01 Honda CR250 Front Fork Part 3: Assembly →

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