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Honda CBR250R/RA
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2010


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  • Page 1 10/11/05 11:18:54 32KYJE00_001 Honda CBR250R/RA OWNER’S MANUAL Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2010...
  • Page 2 10/11/05 11:18:58 32KYJE00_002 IMPORTANT INFORMATION OPERATOR AND PASSENGER This motorcycle is designed to carry the operator and one passenger. Never exceed the maximum weight capacity. ON-ROAD USE This motorcycle is designed to be used only on the road. READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL CAREFULLY Pay special attention to the safety messages that appear throughout the manual.
  • Page 3 OWNER’S MANUAL All information in this publication is based on the latest production information available at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.
  • Page 4 When service is required, remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best. If you have the required mechanical ‘‘know-how’’ and tools, your dealer can supply you with an official Honda Shop Manual to help you perform many maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Page 5 10/11/05 11:19:10 32KYJE00_005 The following code in this manual indicates the country. The illustrations herein are based on the type. CBR250RA Malaysia The specifications may vary with each locale.
  • Page 6 10/11/05 11:19:14 32KYJE00_006 A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this motorcycle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual.
  • Page 7 10/11/05 11:19:18 32KYJE00_007 You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings –– such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions. Safety Section ––...
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  • Page 11 10/11/05 11:20:07 32KYJE00_011 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Make Yourself Easy to See Your motorcycle can provide many years of Some drivers do not see motorcycles service and pleasure if you take because they are not looking for them. To responsibility for your own safety and make yourself more visible, wear bright understand the challenges that you can...
  • Page 12 Never exceed load limits, and only use accessories that have been approved by Honda for this motorcycle. See page more details. Not wearing a helmet increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 13 10/11/05 11:20:17 32KYJE00_013 Helmets and Eye Protection Additional Riding Gear Your helmet is your most important piece of In addition to a helmet and eye protection, riding gear because it offers the best we also recommend: protection against head injuries. A helmet Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help should fit your head comfortably and protect your feet and ankles.
  • Page 14 Non-Honda accessories, im p r o p e r m od i f i c a t i on s , a n d p o or Follow all load limits and other loading maintenance can also reduce your safety guidelines in this manual.
  • Page 15 10/11/05 11:20:28 32KYJE00_015 Load Limits Loading Guidelines Following are the load limits for your Your motorcycle is primarily intended for motorcycle: transporting you and a passenger. You may wish to secure a jacket or other small items Maximum weight capacity: to the seat when you are not riding with a 140 kg (309 lb) passenger.
  • Page 16 Accessories and Modifications a passenger or cargo: Modifying your motorcycle or using non- Check that both tyres are properly Honda accessories can make your inflated (page motorcycle unsafe. Before you consider To prevent loose items from creating a making any modifications or adding an...
  • Page 17 Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your We strongly recommend that you use only motorcycle. This motorcycle was not Honda Genuine Accessories that have been designed for these attachments, and their specifically designed and tested for your use can seriously impair your motorcycle’s motorcycle.
  • Page 18 10/11/05 11:20:42 32KYJE00_018 IMAGE LABELS There is a specific symbol on each label. The following pages describe the label The meanings of each symbol and label are meanings. Some labels warn you of as follows. potential hazards that could cause serious injury.
  • Page 19 10/11/05 11:20:53 32KYJE00_019 Read instructions contained in Owner’s Manual carefully. DRIVE CHAIN LABEL Keep chain adjusted and lubricated. mm ( Freeplay TYRE INFORMATION LABEL Cold tyre pressure: [Driver only] Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi) Rear 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi) [Driver and passenger] Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi)
  • Page 20: Parts Location

    10/11/05 11:20:58 32KYJE00_020 PARTS LOCATION Rearview mirror Multi-function display Tachometer Rearview mirror Front brake Indicators Indicators fluid reservoir Headlight dimmer Engine stop switch switch Front brake lever Passing light control switch Clutch lever Turn signal switch Throttle grip Horn button Start button Fuel fill cap Ignition switch...
  • Page 21 10/11/05 11:21:01 32KYJE00_021 Document compartment Battery Rear brake fluid reservoir Tool kit Main fuse ABS motor fuse CBR250RA Footpeg Coolant reserve tank Engine oil Passenger footpeg Rear brake pedal inspection window Engine oil fill cap...
  • Page 22 10/11/05 11:21:04 32KYJE00_022 Fuse box Helmet holder Shift lever Side stand Footpeg Passenger footpeg Seat lock...
  • Page 23 10/11/05 11:21:09 32KYJE00_023 INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS The indicators are contained in the instrument panel. Their functions are described in the tables on the following pages. (1) Multi-function display (2) Tachometer (3) Tachometer red zone (4) Neutral indicator (5) Right turn signal indicator (6) High beam indicator (7) RESET button (8) MODE button...
  • Page 24 10/11/05 11:21:22 32KYJE00_024 (Ref.No.) Description Function Multi-function display The display includes the following functions; This display shows the initial display (page Speedometer Shows riding speed (page Odometer Shows accumulated mileage (page Tripmeter Shows mileage per trip (page Coolant temperature Shows coolant temperature (page gauge Fuel gauge Shows approximate fuel supply available (page...
  • Page 25 10/11/05 11:21:31 32KYJE00_025 (Ref.No.) Description Function Tachometer red zone Never allow the tachometer needle to enter the red zone, even after the engine has been broken in. Running the engine beyond recommended maximum engine speed (the beginning of the tachometer red zone) can damage the engine.
  • Page 26 10/11/05 11:21:39 32KYJE00_026 (Ref.No.) Description Function MODE button This button is used to select the odometer and tripmeter (page ) or to set the digital clock (page PGM-FI malfunction Lights when there is any abnormality in the PGM-FI indicator lamp (MIL) (Programmed Fuel Injection) system.
  • Page 27 10/11/05 11:21:44 32KYJE00_027 Initial Display When the ignition switch is turned ON, the multi-function display ( ) will temporarily show all the modes and digital segments. Thereafter, the speedometer ( ) starts a countdown to 0 km/h so that you can make sure the liquid crystal display is functioning properly.
  • Page 28 10/11/05 11:21:51 32KYJE00_028 Multi-function Display Multi-function display ( ) includes the following functions: Speedometer Odometer/Tripmeter Coolant temperature gauge Fuel gauge Digital clock (1) Multi-function display (2) Speedometer (3) Odometer/Tripmeter (4) Coolant temperature gauge (5) Fuel gauge (6) Digital clock...
  • Page 29 10/11/05 11:21:58 32KYJE00_029 Speedometer Shows riding speed. Odometer/Tripmeter The odometer ( ) shows accumulated mileage. The tripmeter ( ) shows mileage per trip. Push the MODE button ( ) to select the odometer and tripmeter. To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the RESET button ( ) for more than 2 seconds when the display is in the tripmeter.
  • Page 30 10/11/05 11:22:05 32KYJE00_030 Overheating Message: Coolant Temperature Gauge The coolant temperature gauge ( ) shows When the coolant is over specif ied coolant temperature. temperature, the segment H flashes. If this occurs, stop the engine and check the The normal operating temperature range is reserve tank coolant level.
  • Page 31 10/11/05 11:22:09 32KYJE00_031 Coolant Temperature Gauge Failure Indication: If the cooling system has an error, the coolant temperature gauge will flash or will turn off. If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 32 10/11/05 11:22:14 32KYJE00_032 Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge liquid crystal display ( ) shows the approximate available fuel in a graduated display. When all segments up to F ( ) are on, the fuel tank is full. The fuel tank capacity is: 13.0 (3.43 US gal , 2.86 Imp gal) When there is only one segment ( ) left, fuel will be low and you should refuel as...
  • Page 33 10/11/05 11:22:17 32KYJE00_033 Fuel Gauge Failure Indication: If the fuel system has an error, the fuel gauge will flash. If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 34 10/11/05 11:22:28 32KYJE00_034 Digital Clock Shows hour and minute. To set the digital To set the hour, push the RESET button clock, proceed as follows: until the desired hour and AM/PM are displayed. Turn the ignition switch ON. The time is advanced by one hour, Push and hold both the MODE button each time the button is pushed.
  • Page 35 10/11/05 11:22:34 32KYJE00_035 To set the minute, push the RESET To end the adjustment, push the MODE button until the desired minute. The button or turn the ignition switch OFF. minute display will return to ‘‘00’’ when T h e d i s p l a y w i l l s t o p f l a s h i n g ‘‘60’’...
  • Page 36 10/11/05 11:22:39 32KYJE00_036 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) SUSPENSION The shock absorber ( ) has 5 adjustment positions for different load or riding conditions. Use a pin spanner ( ) and extension bar ( ) to adjust the rear shocks. Always adjust the shock absorber position in sequence (1-2-3-4-5 or 5-4-3-2-1).
  • Page 37: Brakes

    As the brake pads wear, the brake fluid level drops. The recommended brake fluid is Honda There are no adjustments to perform, but DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed fluid level and pad wear must be inspected container, or an equivalent.
  • Page 38 Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads are not worn, have your brake system inspected for leaks. The recommended brake fluid is Honda DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container, or an equivalent. (1) UPPER level mark...
  • Page 39 10/11/05 11:22:56 32KYJE00_039 Pull back the rubber dust cover ( ). CLUTCH Clutch adjustment may be required if the Loosen the lock nut ( ) and turn the motorcycle stalls when shifting into gear or clutch cable adjuster. Tighten the lock tends to creep;...
  • Page 40 10/11/05 11:23:02 32KYJE00_040 Loosen the lock nut ( ) at the lower end If proper adjustment cannot be obtained or of the cable. Turn the adjusting nut ( ) to the clutch does not work correctly, see your obtain the specified freeplay. Tighten the dealer.
  • Page 41 10/11/05 11:23:07 32KYJE00_041 COOLANT Use any genuine HONDA PRE-MIX Coolant Recommendation COOLANT without diluting with water. Use only genuine HONDA PRE-MIX COOLANT containing corrosion inhibitors, specifically recommended for aluminum engines when adding or replacing the Do not use non-ethylene glycol coolant, tap coolant.
  • Page 42 10/11/05 11:23:14 32KYJE00_042 Inspection The reserve tank is located under the right side of the crankcase. Check the coolant level in the reserve tank ( ) while the engine is at the normal operating temperature with the motorcycle in an upright position. If the coolant level is below the LOWER level mark ( ), remove the screw ( ).
  • Page 43 10/11/05 11:23:20 32KYJE00_043 FUEL Fuel Tank The fuel tank capacity including the reserve supply is: Petrol is highly flammable and 13.0 (3.43 US gal , 2.86 Imp gal) explosive. You can be burned or To open the fuel fill cap ( ), open the lock seriously injured when handling fuel.
  • Page 44 If spark knock or pinking persists, consult your dealer. Failure to do so is considered misuse, and damage caused by misuse is not covered by Honda’s Limited Warranty. (1) Fuel fill cap (3) Ignition key (2) Lock cover...
  • Page 45 Damage the painting of the fuel tank. is at least as high as that recommended by Damage the rubber tubes of the fuel line. Honda. There are two types of ‘‘gasohol’’: Cause corrosion of the fuel tank. one containing ethanol, and the other Cause poor drivability.
  • Page 46 10/11/05 11:23:37 32KYJE00_046 ENGINE OIL Reinstall the oil fill cap. Check for oil Engine Oil Level Check leaks. Check the engine oil level each day before riding the motorcycle. The level must be maintained between the Running the engine with insufficient oil upper ( ) and lower ( ) level marks in the pressure may cause serious engine damage.
  • Page 47 10/11/05 11:23:42 32KYJE00_047 TUBELESS TYRES Air Pressure To safely operate your motorcycle, your Keeping your tyres properly inflated tyres must be the proper type and size, in provides the best combination of handling, good condition with adequate tread, and tread life and riding comfort. Generally, correctly inflated for the load you are underinf lated tyres w ear unevenly, carrying.
  • Page 48 10/11/05 11:23:49 32KYJE00_048 Always check air pressure when your tyres Inspection are ‘‘cold’’ when the motorcycle has been Whenever you check the tyre pressures, parked for at least three hours. If you check you should also examine the tyre treads and air pressure when your tyres are ‘‘warm’’...
  • Page 49 10/11/05 11:23:53 32KYJE00_049 Tread Wear Replace tyres before tread depth at the center of the tyre reaches the following limit: Minimum tread depth Front: 1.5 mm (0.06 in) Rear: 2.0 mm (0.08 in) (1) Wear indicator (2) Wear indicator location mark...
  • Page 50 10/11/05 11:23:57 32KYJE00_050 Even if a tyre is professionally repaired with Tyre Repair If a tyre is punctured or damaged, you a permanent internal patch plug, it will not should replace it, not repair it. As discussed be as good as a new tyre. You should not below, a tyre that is repaired, either exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) for the first 24 temporarily or permanently, will have lower...
  • Page 51 10/11/05 11:24:03 32KYJE00_051 T he r ecommended t yres f or your Tyre Replacement The tyres that came on your motorcycle motorcycle are: were designed to match the performance Front: 110/70 17M/C 54S capabilities of your motorcycle and provide the best combination of handling, braking, RX 01FD durability and comfort.
  • Page 52 10/11/05 11:24:06 32KYJE00_052 Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tyre on this motorcycle. Excessive heat build- up can cause the tube to burst. Use only tubeless t yres on this motorcycle. The rims are designed for t ubeless t y re s, a nd during hard acceleration or braking, a tube-type tyre could slip on the rim and cause the tyre to...
  • Page 53 10/11/05 11:24:13 32KYJE00_053 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch ( ) is below the instrument panel. The headlight, position lights, taillight and license light will come on whenever you turn the ignition switch ON. If your motorcycle is stopped with the ignition switch ON and the engine is not running, the headlight, position lights, taillight and license light will still be on, resulting in...
  • Page 54 10/11/05 11:24:20 32KYJE00_054 RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Start Button The start button ( ) is below the engine Engine Stop Switch stop switch. The engine stop switch ( ) is next to the The start button is used for starting the throttle grip.
  • Page 55 10/11/05 11:24:28 32KYJE00_055 LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Headlight Dimmer Switch ( ) Push the headlight dimmer sw it ch to (HI) t o select high be am or t o (LO) to select low beam. Passing Light Control Switch ( ) When this switch is pressed, the headlight flashes on to signal approaching cars or when passing.
  • Page 56: Features

    10/11/05 11:24:34 32KYJE00_056 FEATURES (Not required for operation) STEERING LOCK To lock the steering, turn the handlebar all the way to the left, turn the ignition key ( ) To lock to LOCK while pushing in. Remove the key. To unlock the steering, turn the key to OFF. Do not turn the key to LOCK while riding the motorcycle;...
  • Page 57: Seat

    10/11/05 11:24:40 32KYJE00_057 SEAT Rear seat To remove the rear seat ( ), insert the ignition key ( ) into the seat lock ( ). Turn it clockwise, then pull the rear seat up and back. To install the rear seat, insert the prongs ( ) into the rear stays ( ) on the frame, and then push down on the rear of the rear seat.
  • Page 58 10/11/05 11:24:45 32KYJE00_058 Front seat To remove the front seat ( ), remove the rear seat (page ) and mounting bolts ( ), and then pull the seat back and up. To install the front seat, insert the tab ( ) into the recess under the frame and tighten the mounting bolts securely.
  • Page 59: Helmet Holder

    10/11/05 11:24:50 32KYJE00_059 HELMET HOLDER The helmet holder is located below the rear seat. Remove the rear seat (page ). Route the helmet wire ( ) through the helmet D-ring ( ) and hook the loops of the helmet wire onto the helmet holder ( ).
  • Page 60: Document Bag

    10/11/05 11:24:55 32KYJE00_060 DOCUMENT BAG The document bag ( ) is in the document compartment ( ) under the rear seat (page This owner’s manual and other documents should be stored in the document bag. When washing your motorcycle, be careful not to flood this area with water.
  • Page 61: Storage Compartment For

    10/11/05 11:24:59 32KYJE00_061 STORAGE COMPARTMENT FOR U-SHAPED ANTI-THEFT LOCK The rear fender has a storage compartment to store a U-shaped anti-theft lock under the seat (page ). After storing, be sure to fasten the lock with the rubber band ( ) securely.
  • Page 62 10/11/05 11:25:07 32KYJE00_062 RIGHT UNDER COWL The right under cowl must be removed to service the oil filter. Removal: Remove the bolt A ( ) and bolts B ( ). Remove the hooks ( ) from the slots ( ). Remove the middle cowl ( ) and disconnect t he f ront turn signal connectors ( ).
  • Page 63 10/11/05 11:25:12 32KYJE00_063 Remove the right under cowl ( ) by removing the bolt C ( ), bolt D ( ) and screw ( ). Installation: Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. (10) (7) Right under cowl (9) Bolt D (8) Bolt C (10) Screw...
  • Page 64 10/11/05 11:25:16 32KYJE00_064 HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT Vertical adjustment can be made by turning the pinion ( ) in or out as necessary. Obey local laws and regulations. (1) Pinion (A) Up (B) Down...
  • Page 65 10/11/05 11:25:27 32KYJE00_065 OPERATION PRE-RIDE INSPECTION Engine oil level add engine oil if For your safety, it is very important to take required (page ). Check for leaks. a few moments before each ride to walk Fuel level fill fuel tank when necessary around your motorcycle and check its (page ).
  • Page 66 10/11/05 11:25:32 32KYJE00_066 Do not use the electric starter for more than STARTING THE ENGINE Always follow the proper starting procedure 5 seconds at a time. Release the start button described below. for approximately 10 seconds before pressing it again. Y our motorcycle’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
  • Page 67 10/11/05 11:25:40 32KYJE00_067 Preparation Starting Procedure Before starting, insert the key, turn the This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine ignition switch ON and confirm the with an automatic choke. Follow the following: procedure indicated below. The transmission is in neutral (neutral indicator is ON).
  • Page 68 10/11/05 11:25:45 32KYJE00_068 Flooded Engine Ignition Cut Off If the engine fails to start after repeated Y o u r m o t o r c y c l e i s d e s i g n e d t o attempts, it may be flooded.
  • Page 69 10/11/05 11:25:47 32KYJE00_069 RUNNING-IN Help assure your motorcycle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you ride during the first 500 km (300 miles). During this period, avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration.
  • Page 70 10/11/05 11:25:52 32KYJE00_070 RIDING Slowly release the clutch lever and at the Review Motorcycle Safety (pages same time gradually increase engine before you ride. s p e e d b y o p e n i n g t h e t h r o t t l e . Coordination of the throttle and clutch Make sure the side stand is fully retracted lever will assure a smooth positive start.
  • Page 71 10/11/05 11:25:55 32KYJE00_071 Coordinate the throttle and brakes for smooth deceleration. Both front and rear brakes should be used at the same time and should not be applied strongly enough to lock the wheel, or braking effectiveness will be reduced and control of the motorcycle be difficult.
  • Page 72 10/11/05 11:26:01 32KYJE00_072 When riding in wet or rainy conditions, or BRAKING For normal braking, apply both the brake on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver pedal and lever while down-shifting to and stop will be reduced. All of your match your road speed.
  • Page 73 10/11/05 11:26:08 32KYJE00_073 In some situations, a motorcycle with ABS Combined ABS CBR250RA may require a longer stopping distance to This motorcycle is equipped with a Combi stop on loose or uneven surfaces than an Brake. Operating the front brake lever equivalent motorcycle without ABS.
  • Page 74 10/11/05 11:26:12 32KYJE00_074 The ABS indicator may flash if you turn the ABS Indicator CBR250RA rear wheel while the motorcycle is upright Normally, this indicator comes on when the on the stand. This is normal. Turn the ignition is turned ON, and goes off after you ignition OFF, then turn it ON.
  • Page 75 10/11/05 11:26:17 32KYJE00_075 PARKING The exhaust pipe and muffler become very After stopping the motorcycle, shift the hot during operation and remain sufficiently transmission into neutral, turn the hot to inflict burns if touched even after handlebar fully to the left, turn the shutting off the engine.
  • Page 76 10/11/05 11:26:21 32KYJE00_076 ANTI-THEFT TIPS Always lock the steering and never leave NAME: the key in the ignition switch. This sounds simple but people do forget. ADDRESS: Be sure the registration information for your motorcycle is accurate and current. Park your motorcycle in a locked garage whenever possible.
  • Page 77 10/11/05 11:26:26 32KYJE00_077 MAINTENANCE If your motorcycle overturns or becomes THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE involved in a crash, be sure your dealer A well-maintained motorcycle is essential inspects all major parts, even if you are able for safe, economical and trouble-free riding. to make some repairs.
  • Page 78 Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic; instructions are included in this manual only to assist in emergency service.
  • Page 79 To ensure the best quality and reliability, Injury from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed use only new Honda Genuine Parts or their to do so. equivalents for repair and replacement. Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools and skills required.
  • Page 80: Maintenance Schedule

    Refer to the Official Honda Shop Manual. In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your dealer. Honda recommends that your dealer should road test your motorcycle after each periodic maintenance is carried out. NOTES: (1) At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • Page 83: Tool Kit

    10/11/05 11:27:15 32KYJE00_083 TOOL KIT The tool kit ( ) is in the tool kit compartment ( ) under the rear seat (page Some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement can be performed with the tools contained in the kit. Helmet holder wire 10 mm Open end wrench 14 mm Open end wrench...
  • Page 84 10/11/05 11:27:22 32KYJE00_084 SERIAL NUMBERS The frame and engine serial numbers are The frame number ( ) is stamped on the required when registering your motorcycle. right side of the steering head. They may also be required by your dealer when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 85 10/11/05 11:27:27 32KYJE00_085 This motorcycle has two ignition keys ( ) You will need the key number if you ever and a key number plate ( ). have to replace a key. Store the plate in a safe place. To reproduce keys, bring all keys, key number plate and motorcycle to your dealer.
  • Page 86 Use the Honda Genuine air cleaner element or an equivalent air cleaner element specified for your model. Using the wrong Honda air cleaner element or a non-Honda air cleaner element which is not of equivalent quality may cause premature engine wear or performance problems.
  • Page 87 10/11/05 11:27:38 32KYJE00_087 This motorcycle is equipped with a viscous type air cleaner element. Air blow cleaning or any other cleaning can degrade the viscous element performance and cause the intake of dust. Do not perform the maintenance.
  • Page 88 10/11/05 11:27:44 32KYJE00_088 CRANKCASE BREATHER Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Remove the crankcase breather tube plug ( ) from the tube and drain deposits into a suitable container. Reinstall the crankcase breather tube plug. Service more frequently when ridden in rain, at full throttle, or after the motorcycle is washed or overturned.
  • Page 89: Engine Oil

    They may affect on the circular API lubrication and clutch performance. service label Viscosity SAE 10W-30 JASO T 903 standard NOT RECOMMENDED Suggested Oil Honda ‘‘4-STROKE MOTORCYCLE Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or OIL’’ or equivalent. castor based racing oils.
  • Page 90 10/11/05 11:28:02 32KYJE00_090 JASO T 903 standard Viscosity: Viscosity grade of engine oil should be The JASO T 903 standard is an index for based on average atmospheric temperature engine oils for 4-stroke motorcycle engines. in your riding area. The following provides a There are two classes: MA and MB.
  • Page 91 10/11/05 11:28:07 32KYJE00_091 Changing the oil filter requires a torque Engine Oil and Filter Engine oil quality is the chief factor wrench. If you do not have it and the affecting engine service life. Change the necessary skill, we recommend that you engine oil as specified in the maintenance have your dealer perform this service.
  • Page 92 To drain the oil, remove the oil fill cap, oil SIDE’’ mark ( ) facing out. drain bolt ( ) and sealing washer ( ). Use only the Honda Genuine oil filter or a Remove the right under cowl (page filter of equivalent quality specified for Remove the oil filter cover ( ), oil filter your model.
  • Page 93 10/11/05 11:28:20 32KYJE00_093 Install the oil fill cap. Start the engine and let it idle for 3 5 Improper installation of the oil filter can minutes. cause serious engine damage. 2 3 minutes after stopping the engine, check that the oil level is at the upper Install the oil filter spring into the oil filter level mark in the inspection window with cover.
  • Page 94 10/11/05 11:28:28 32KYJE00_094 THROTTLE OPERATION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from the fully open to the fully closed position at both full steering positions. Measure the throttle grip freeplay at the throttle grip flange.
  • Page 95 Refer to an official Honda Shop Manual. Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. Always add coolant to the reserve tank. Do not attempt to add coolant by removing the radiator cap.
  • Page 96: Drive Chain

    10/11/05 11:28:40 32KYJE00_096 Roll the motorcycle forward. Stop. Check DRIVE CHAIN Refer to the Safety Precautions on page the drive chain slack. Repeat this procedure several times. Drive chain The service life of the drive chain ( ) is slack should remain constant. If the chain dependent upon proper lubrication and is slack only in certain sections, some adjustment.
  • Page 97 10/11/05 11:28:46 32KYJE00_097 Roll the motorcycle forward. Stop and Damaged Sprocket Worn Sprocket place it on its side stand. Inspect the drive Teeth Teeth chain and sprockets for any of the following conditions: REPLACE REPLACE DRIVE CHAIN *Damaged Rollers *Loose Pins *Dry or Rusted Links *Kinked or Binding Links *Excessive Wear...
  • Page 98 10/11/05 11:28:54 32KYJE00_098 Adjustment: If the drive chain requires adjustment, the Drive chain slack should be checked and procedure is as follows: adjusted, if necessary, every 1,000 km (600 Place the motorcycle on its side stand on miles). When operated at sustained high a firm, level surface with the transmission speeds or under conditions of frequent in neutral and the ignition switch OFF.
  • Page 99 10/11/05 11:28:59 32KYJE00_099 Check rear axle alignment by making Tighten the drive chain adjusting nuts sure the chain adjuster index marks ( ) lightly, then tighten the drive chain lock align with the rear edge ( ) of the nuts by holding the drive chain adjusting adjusting slots.
  • Page 100 10/11/17 16:08:05 32KYJE00_100 Wear Inspection: Check the chain wear label when adjusting the chain. If the red zone ( ) on the label aligns with the arrow mark ( ) on the chain adjuster plates after the chain has been adjusted to the proper slack, the chain is excessively worn and must be replaced.
  • Page 101 10/11/05 11:29:09 32KYJE00_101 Lubrication and Cleaning: Lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles) or sooner if chain appears dry. After inspecting the slack, clean the chain and sprockets while rotating the rear wheel. Use dry cloth with chain cleaner designed specifically for O-ring chains, or neutral detergent.
  • Page 102 10/11/05 11:29:14 32KYJE00_102 DRIVE CHAIN SLIDER Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the chain slider ( ) for wear. The chain slider must be replaced if it is worn to the wear limit line ( ). For replacement, see your dealer. (1) Chain slider (2) Wear limit line...
  • Page 103 10/11/05 11:29:18 32KYJE00_103 FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION INSPECTION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the front fork assembly by locking the front brake and pumping the fork up and down vigorously. Suspension action should be smooth and there must be no oil leakage.
  • Page 104 10/11/05 11:29:22 32KYJE00_104 SIDE STAND Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the side stand spring ( ) for damage and loss of tension, and the side stand assembly for freedom of movement. If the side stand is squeaky or stiff, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean engine oil.
  • Page 105 10/11/05 11:29:31 32KYJE00_105 WHEEL REMOVAL Refer to the Safety Precautions on page This motorcycle is equipped with a side stand only. Therefore, if front or rear wheel removal is required, it will be necessary to raise the center of the motorcycle with a jack or other firm support.
  • Page 106 10/11/05 11:29:34 32KYJE00_106 Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on the disc or pad surfaces. Any contamination can cause poor brake performance or rapid pad wear after reassembly. Do not depress the brake lever when the wheel is off the motorcycle. The caliper pistons will be forced out of the cylinders with subsequent loss of brake fluid.
  • Page 107: Front Wheel Installation

    10/11/05 11:29:41 32KYJE00_107 If a torque wrench is not used for Front Wheel Installation Install the side collars into the left and installation, see your dealer as soon as right side wheel hub. possible to verif y proper assembly. Position the wheel between the fork legs Improper assembly may lead to loss of and insert the front axle shaft from the braking capacity.
  • Page 108 10/11/05 11:29:49 32KYJE00_108 Remove the rear axle shaft ( ), side Rear Wheel Removal Support the motorcycle securely, raise collars and rear wheel from the swingarm. the rear wheel off the ground. Loosen the drive chain lock nuts ( ) and Do not depress the brake pedal while the drive chain adjusting nuts ( ).
  • Page 109 10/11/05 11:29:59 32KYJE00_109 Install the drive chain over the driven Rear Wheel Installation To install the rear wheel, reverse the sprocket. removal procedure. Install the rear axle nut. Install the rear axle shaft, side collars and Adjust the drive chain (page rear wheel to the swingarm.
  • Page 110 10/11/05 11:30:06 32KYJE00_110 BRAKE PAD WEAR CBR250R Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Brake pad wear depends upon the severity of usage, the type of riding, and road conditions. (Generally, the pads will wear faster on wet and dirty roads.)
  • Page 111 10/11/05 11:30:10 32KYJE00_111 REAR BRAKE Rear Brake Check the wear indicator grooves ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the bottom of the grooves, replace both pads as a set. See your dealer for this service. (1) Wear indicator grooves...
  • Page 112 10/11/05 11:30:15 32KYJE00_112 BATTERY Refer to the Safety Precautions on page It is not necessary to check the battery The battery gives off explosive electrolyte level or add distilled water as the hydrogen gas during normal operation. battery is a maintenance-free (sealed) type. If your battery seems weak and/or is A spark or flame can cause the battery leaking electrolyte (causing hard starting or...
  • Page 113 10/11/05 11:30:24 32KYJE00_113 The battery ( ) is in the battery box under the front seat. Removal: Make sure the ignition switch is OFF. R e m o v e t h e r e a r a n d f r o n t s e a t s (pages 47 48 Remove the battery holder ( ) by...
  • Page 114 10/11/05 11:30:30 32KYJE00_114 FUSE REPLACEMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Blown fuse When frequent fuse failure occurs, it usually indicates a short circuit or an overload in the electrical system. See your dealer for repair. Never use a fuse with a different rating from that specified.
  • Page 115 10/11/05 11:30:38 32KYJE00_115 Fuse Boxes: (CBR250RA) The fuse boxes ( ) are located under the seat. The specified fuses are: 10 A, 30 A R e m o v e t h e r e a r a n d f r o n t s e a t s (pages Open the fuse box covers ( ).
  • Page 116 10/11/05 11:30:46 32KYJE00_116 Fuse Box: (CBR250R) The fuse box is located under the front seat. The specified fuses are: 10 A Turn the ignition switch OFF before checking or replacing the fuses to prevent an accidental short-circuit. R e m o v e t h e r e a r a n d f r o n t s e a t s...
  • Page 117 10/11/05 11:30:55 32KYJE00_117 Main Fuse: The main fuse ( ) is located on the starter magnetic switch near the battery. The specified fuse is: 30 A Turn the ignition switch OFF before checking or replacing the fuse to prevent an accidental short-circuit. R e m o v e t h e r e a r a n d f r o n t s e a t s (pages 47 48...
  • Page 118 10/11/05 11:31:00 32KYJE00_118 BRAKELIGHT SWITCH ADJUSTMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the operation of the rear brakelight switch ( ) at the right side behind the engine from time to time. Adjustment is done by turning the adjusting nut ( ).
  • Page 119 10/11/05 11:31:06 32KYJE00_119 BULB REPLACEMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Be sure to turn the ignition switch OFF when replacing the bulb. The light bulb becomes very hot while the Do not use bulbs other than those light is ON, and remains hot for a while specified.
  • Page 120 10/11/05 11:31:12 32KYJE00_120 Headlight Bulb Pull off the connector ( ) without turning. Remove the dust cover ( ). Press the pin ( ) down and pull out the bulb ( ) without turning it. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 121 10/11/05 11:31:17 32KYJE00_121 Position Light Bulb The right and left position light bulbs replacement can be done in the same way. Turn the socket ( ) counterclockwise, and remove it. Pull out the bulb ( ) without turning. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 122 10/11/05 11:31:23 32KYJE00_122 Brake/Tail Light Bulb Remove the rear seat (page Turn the socket ( ) counterclockwise, and remove it. Slightly press the bulb ( ) and turn it counterclockwise. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Install the rear seat.
  • Page 123 10/11/05 11:31:30 32KYJE00_123 Front/Rear Turn Signal Bulb The right and left turn signal bulbs replacement can be done in the same way. Remove the turn signal lens ( ) and the lens packing ( ) by removing the screw A ( ) and screw B( ). Slightly press the bulb ( ) and turn it counterclockwise.
  • Page 124 10/11/05 11:31:35 32KYJE00_124 License Light Bulb Remove the license light cover ( ) by removing the screws ( ). Pull out the bulb ( ) without turning. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. (1) License light cover (2) Screws (3) Bulb...
  • Page 125 10/11/05 11:31:43 32KYJE00_125 CLEANING Clean your motorcycle regularly to protect Washing the Motorcycle the surface finishes and inspect for damage, Rinse the motorcycle thoroughly with wear, and oil, coolant or brake fluid leakage. cool water to remove loose dirt. Clean the motorcycle with a sponge or Avoid cleaning products that are not soft cloth using cool water.
  • Page 126 10/11/05 11:31:49 32KYJE00_126 After cleaning, rinse the motorcycle Finishing Touches thoroughly with plenty of clean water. After washing your motorcycle, consider Strong detergent residue can corrode using a comme r cia lly-a v a ilable spr a y alloy parts. cleaner/polish or quality liquid or paste wax Dry the motorcycle, start the engine, and to finish the job.
  • Page 127 10/11/05 11:31:55 32KYJE00_127 Removing Road Salt Painted Aluminum Wheel Maintenance Seawater can be found on the road near the Aluminum may corrode from contact with seaside. dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean the wheels The salt in seawater causes rust. af ter riding through any of these Wash your motorcycle as follows after it substances.
  • Page 128 10/11/05 11:31:59 32KYJE00_128 Clean the Mat Painted Surface Exhaust Pipe and Muffler Maintenance Using plenty of water, clean the mat painted When the exhaust pipe and muffler are surface with a soft cloth or sponge. Dry painted, do not use a commercially with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Page 129 Refuel only outdoors. Change the engine oil. Wipe up spills immediately. Make sure the cooling system is filled with a genuine HONDA PRE-MIX COOLANT. Empty the fuel tank into an approved petrol container using a commercially available hand siphon or an equivalent method.
  • Page 130 10/11/05 11:32:11 32KYJE00_130 To prevent rusting in the cylinder, Remove the battery. Store in an area perform the following: protected from freezing temperatures Remove the spark plug cap from the and direct sunlight. spark plug. Using tape or string, secure Slow charge the battery once a month.
  • Page 131 10/11/05 11:32:16 32KYJE00_131 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE Uncover and clean the motorcycle. Change the engine oil if more than 4 months have passed since the start of storage. Charge the battery as required. Install the battery. Drain any excess aerosol rust-inhibiting oil from the fuel tank.
  • Page 132 10/11/05 11:32:20 32KYJE00_132 TAKING CARE OF THE UNEXPECTED IF YOU CRASH Personal safety is your first priority after a If there is minor damage, or you are unsure crash. If you or anyone else has been about possible damage, ride slowly and injured, take time to assess the severity of cautiously.
  • Page 133 10/11/05 11:32:28 32KYJE00_133 SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Overall length 2,030 mm (79.9 in) Overall width 720 mm (28.3 in) Overall height 1,127 mm (44.4 in) Wheelbase 1,369 mm (53.9 in) CAPACITIES Engine oil After draining 1.4 (1.5 US qt , 1.2 Imp qt) After draining and oil filter change 1.5 (1.6 US qt , 1.3 Imp qt)
  • Page 134 10/11/05 11:32:33 32KYJE00_134 ENGINE Bore and stroke 76.0 55.0 mm (2.99 2.17 in) Compression ratio 10.7 : 1 Displacement 249.6 cm (15.23 cu-in) Spark plug Standard SIMR8A9 (NGK) Spark plug gap 0.80 0.90 mm (0.031 0.035 in) Idle speed 1,400 100 min (rpm) Valve clearance (Cold) Intake...
  • Page 135 10/11/05 11:32:42 32KYJE00_135 CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Caster 25° Trail 95 mm (3.7 in) Tyre size, front 110/70 17M/C 54S RX 01FD Tyre size, rear 140/70 17M/C 66S RX 01RZ Tyre type bias-ply, tubeless POWER TRANSMISSION Primary reduction 2.808 Gear ratio, 1st 3.333 2.117 1.571...
  • Page 136 Brake/Tail light 12V 21/5W Turn signal light Front 12V 21W Rear 12V 21W Position light 12V 5W License light 12V 5W Neutral indicator 12V 1.7W FUSE Main fuse 30 A Other fuses 10 A (CBR250R) 10 A, 30 A (CBR250RA)
  • Page 137: Catalytic Converter

    Always use unleaded petrol. Even a small NOx. A replacement unit must be an amount of leaded petrol can contaminate original Honda part or its equivalent. the catalyst metals, making the catalytic converter ineffective. The catalytic converter must operate at a...

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