Preparing your Honda CBR250R for the Season
The riding season in northeast Ohio is from late April until late October. This means that your motorcycle has to hibernate for six months. It is very important to prepare your motorcycle after its long winter slumber.
Step 1 Give your Honda CBR250R a good washClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step 2 Remove Right Upper FairingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step 3 Remove Right Lower FairingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step 4 Drain the Engine OilClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step 5 Replace Oil Filter, install Oil Drain BoltClick thumbnail to view full-size
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This is the new oil filter I used during the oil change on my CBR250R.
Step 6 Reinstall Lower and Upper Fairing
Follow steps 2 and 3, in reverse order, to install the Right Lower and Upper Fairings.
Step 7 Refill Engine OilClick thumbnail to view full-size
This is the motor oil I refilled my CBR250R with.
Step 8 Install the BatteryClick thumbnail to view full-size
I use my Battery Tender to keep my CBR250R battery in tip-top shape.
Step 9 Check Tire Pressure
Step 10 Check Brake Fluid LevelsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step 11 Clean the Crankcase Breather
Condensation in the form of oily water builds up in the breather. Unscrew cap and let drain into oil pan.
Step 12 Check LightingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step 13 Check Clutch Lever Freeplay
Step 14 Check Engine Coolant Level
Step 15 Wax CBR250R
I use this Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax on all painted and plastic surfaces of my CBR250R.
Step 16 Clean Lenses
I use Meguiar's Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner to clean the headlight, turn signal lenses, and windshield.
Glass cleaner I used on my CBR250R.
Step 17 Cover CBR250R when not in use
Cover your motorcycle with a breathable cover when not in use. Make sure you let if cool off, especially the exhaust, before covering.
You can keep your Honda CBR250R running in tip-top shape and looking good each season by following my 17 simple steps in this Hub.