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Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gromit
8mm allen

8mm allen
Forum: Motorcycle Parts for Sale 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By gromit
Actually HMF started as an exhaust builder for...

Actually HMF started as an exhaust builder
for ATV vehicles and had expanded to include
motorcycles. They are located in Cleveland
and Brooklyn Ohio. That is in USA not China.
Very nice web site...
Forum: CBR250 Performance 07-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By gromit
The gurgling backfire and popping that you...

The gurgling backfire and popping that you describe
is actually a result of removing the catalytic converter
by changing the exhaust system. The second part of
the emission control system is the...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-22-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By gromit
Thats exactly how it should look. That last...

Thats exactly how it should look.

That last post reminds me that you
can not believe everything you read
in the owners manual.

When doing an oil change the 'owners
manual' states a torque...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 07-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By gromit
It's the air cleaner housing (air box) drain...

It's the air cleaner housing (air box) drain hose.
It collects anything that might accumulate in the
air box. If you see any liquid in the hose, pull the
the plug and drain it.

Not a big deal...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 07-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By gromit
If the above suggestions don't work, it could be...

If the above suggestions don't work, it could be that your
power band is not at factory specs and needs to be fixed.

See the attached pic for a replacement.

Good luck and let us know if it...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 07-12-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,328
Posted By gromit
The smartphone speedo apps are actually quite...

The smartphone speedo apps are actually quite accurate.
I use the (Speedometer Speed Box for the iPhone) and
it is from dead on to less than 1% off.

The only error problems happen at speeds...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 07-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By gromit
Virtually all manual shift motorcycle...

Virtually all manual shift motorcycle transmissions
behave in that way (sometimes difficult to go into
gear when in neutral with the engine running).

It's best at a red light to keep it in first...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 07-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By gromit
oops --- I just checked the pictures in the link...

oops --- I just checked the pictures in the link and
it looks like you don't have to take the windscreen
and head light assembly off to get to the gage
cluster. It appears that the cluster can be...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 07-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By gromit
Getting to the back side of the instrument...

Getting to the back side of the instrument cluster is a
major project that involves the removal of many parts,
screws, bolts and locking pins that all have to be put
back together in the same...
Forum: CBR250 Performance 06-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By gromit
As of Jan.1, 2013 California has a motorcycle...

As of Jan.1, 2013 California has a motorcycle noise pollution law that
virtually all aftermarket mufflers do not comply with. Most dealerships
have stopped selling and installing them to avoid...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By gromit
This is the absolute last pic. I just took this...

This is the absolute last pic.
I just took this photo of my seat lock.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By gromit
This is my last try and the only other pic I...

This is my last try and the only other pic I could find.
Good Luck (you will figure it out sooner or later).
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By gromit
You probably have figured it out by now but here...

You probably have figured it out by now but here it is.
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 05-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By gromit
The odds are way in your favor that everything is...

The odds are way in your favor that everything is fine. It is more to protect the dealership
to check the valve clearance and avoid a big expense if something might be wrong under
warranty. It is...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By gromit
see if this will help you

see if this will help you
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-20-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By gromit
Near the beginning of the article is a drop box...

Near the beginning of the article is a drop box link that takes you to the full article
that is an 11 page pdf file that can be saved. It is much more extensive with pictures and examples.
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By gromit
Very good post with valid points. I am putting in...

Very good post with valid points. I am putting in a link to an article written by
an RAF fighter pilot who has made a direct comparison from combat flying to
riding motorcycles. Among other things...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 05-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By gromit
fault codes

The first 2 pics are from (thanks to Street Sniper) an earlier post and the 3rd
pic from the shop manual. They match quite well but neither show a #28 code.
Maybe a code miscount?
Forum: CBR250 Performance 05-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By gromit
Either google o2 sensor plug or go to most any...

Either google o2 sensor plug or go to most any motorcycle accessory site.
There are a number of sweet looking sensor plugs available at good prices.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 04-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By gromit
There are posts concerning the stalling if you...

There are posts concerning the stalling if you use the search feature in the menu and enter
downshifting stalling issue. It does happen now and again (only once for me) but it seems to be a glitch...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 04-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By gromit
If you can't push start it or you can't fix it...

If you can't push start it or you can't fix it with the Honda tool kit (one allen wrench).
Then you resort to the ultimate tool kit - a cell phone and a credit card -.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 04-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By gromit
Factory clutch lever free play is 3/8 to 13/16...

Factory clutch lever free play is 3/8 to 13/16 in. or 10 to 20 mm. at the end of the lever.
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 04-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By gromit
I'll try this one. I think we are dealing...

I'll try this one.

I think we are dealing with a problem of terms and definitions
describing solid state ignition systems.

A dual fire coil usually applies to Harley Davidson and other V-twin...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 04-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By gromit
The little 250 only holds about 1&1/2 quarts of...

The little 250 only holds about 1&1/2 quarts of oil and needs all the protection it can get. Yes, change the filter every oil change (they are cheap). Foaming oil can happen with any type of oil and...
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