1997-2001 Honda CR250 External Shift Linkage Maintenance Part 3: Installation

This is PART 3 of the full step-by-step external shift linkage inspection for your 1997-2001 Honda CR250 Dirt Bike.

You can find Part 1: Removal here, and Part 2: Inspection here.

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You can follow along with the video below!

Honda CR250 External Shift Linkage Installation

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Step 14: Install the drum alignment pinStep 14: Alignment Pin Installation
Step 15: Install the stopper arm assembly.  Make sure the spring is hooked around the stopper arm, and the other end rests against the crankcase. Step 15: Install Stopper ArmStep 15.1: Install Stopper Arm
Step 16: Torque the stopper arm. (106 in.lb)Honda CR250 External Shift Linkage Step 16: Torque Stopper Arm
Step 17: Install the shift drum:

  • The notch on the back of the drum needs to line up with the alignment pin
  • Pry back the stopper arm
  • Install the shift drum
Step 17: Install Shift DrumStep 17.1: Install Shift DrumStep 17.2: Install Shift DrumStep 17.3: Install Shift Drum
Step 18: Install and torque the center pin. (16 ft.lb) Step 18: Install & Torque Center Pin1997-2001 Honda CR250 External Shift Linkage Step 18.1: Install & Torque Center Pin
Step 19: Carefully install the guide plate and drum shifter assembly. Hold the guide plate in place as you thread the retaining bolts. Torque the guide plate retaining bolts (88in.lb)Step 19: Install Guide PlateStep 19.1: Install Guide Plate Step 19.2: Install Guide Plate
Step 20: Install the guide plate collar.Step 20: Install Collar
Step 21: Install the washer in the shift shaft then install the shift shaft into the crank case.Step 21: Install Shift ShaftStep 21.1: Install Shift Shaft
Step 22: Install a stopper bar to keep the shift shaft in place.  I used an 8mm wrench.1997-2001 Honda CR250 External Shift Linkage Step 22: Install Stopper Bar
Step 23: Install and bolt down the shift leverStep 23: Install Shift Lever
Step 24: Test the shift linkage – Rotate the main shaft with your hand as you run through the gears.Step 24: Test Shifter Operation

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