This is how to remove and install the front wheel on your 1997 – 2001 Honda CR250.
Tools You Will Need:
- 22 mm socket for the axle nut
- 12 mm socket for the pinch bolts and brake caliper
- Large ratchet or breaker bar
- Torque wrench
- Block of wood
Start with your bike on a stand with the front wheel off the ground.
Front Wheel Removal
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|Step 1: Unbolt the brake caliper from the fork and hang it out of the way. This is not a necessary step, but it will make installing your wheel much simpler.|
|Step 2: Loosen and remove the axle nut.|
|Step 3: Loosen the pinch bolts, but do not remove them.|
|Step 4: Use your block of wood to knock the axle out of the mounts.|
Step 5: Pull the axle out.
|DO NOT USE A HAMMER TO REMOVE THE AXLE!|
|Step 6: Pull up on the wheel to relieve the pressure on the axle. Finish pulling the axle out of the mounts with your pliers.|
|When you pull the wheel away from the forks, make sure the hub spacers come with it.|
Front Wheel Installation
|Step 7: Wipe down every part of the wheel and hub before you install them. If you have grease, apply a thin layer to every part you can.|
|Step 8: Align your wheel hub with the fork and install the axle. Make sure to install the hub spacers if they were removed.|
|Step 9: Install and torque the axle nut to 65 pound-feet.|
|Step 10: Tighten the pinch bolts on the axle nut side first. Torque the pinch bolts to 14 pound-feet.|
|Step 11: Install the brake caliper.|
Step 12: Take your bike off the stand and compress the front forks several times. This will allow the forks to align themselves to the axle.
|This is a very important step; misaligned forks will bind and potentially cause severe damage.|
|Step 13: Tighten the pinch bolts on the opposite side of the axle nut. Torque the pinch bolts to 14 pound-feet.|
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