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What are the stock suspension settings for a 2003 Honda CR 250 R?

I think I know where the fork compression and rebound damping adjusters are, and the shock rebound, low and high speed damping adjusters are. Forks are inverted 47mm Showa, Shock is ProLink Showa. Service manual is ordered and on the way, but I want all the info I can find. Race sag is set at 100 mm and I weigh 155 lbs.

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Set your compression out 10 or 11 your rebound 9 or 10 and your fork oil height to roughtly 380cc.since its in 03 u should drain the fork oil out, u have to unscrew the top cap of the fork while its in the triple clamps( because its easier this way), loosen then take the fork out of the clamps, unscrew the top caps and pull the fork tube down and turn the fork upside down to drain the oil out then hang the forks up upside down for about 15 minutes then add the new oil right in the fork tube were you'll see a spring, just add the oil in there and you'll be fine and u should replace it with a good medium weight oil

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We're is rebound on these forks.do they have rebound on them


We don't know because you haven't told us what year, make and model YOUR motorcycle is. There are just too many to guess :>)

Forks don't have rebound and if they do they are faulty. Forks have 'damping', and sometimes that is variable.

Jan 01, 2016 | Motorcycles

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Yamaha settings


bottom of forks turn all the way in, then back out 12 clicks
top of fork - trail riding = all the way out then turn in 2 clicks, track riding = turn in 8 clicks
Rear spring needs to be adjusted so the tip of the rear fender drops 2.75" when sitting on it.
The top adjustment (compression valve) will be close to all the way out for trail and 5 to 8 clicks turned in for track.
The bottom adjustment meters how slow or fast the shock extends (rebound). Stand on something at peg height with one foot on the peg and the other on your stand and shove the bike down. Adjust the bottom (rebound) clicker to match the front of the bike so that both return to top at the same time.
This is a good starting point for any bike.
To fine tune your suspension it is always best to have a suspension tech watch you ride and make adjustments until the chassis of the bike stays flat while the suspension does its work. Usually take a tech 20 minutes to set the front and rear compression and rebound track-side!

Jul 05, 2014 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 250 F

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How to harden the forks and rear shock


Both are adjustable. The forks have an adjustment screw. Press down on the front end while standing next to the bike. It should rebound fairly quick but it shouldn't start to go back down again on it's own (oscillates due to not enough damping). Adjust screws evenly on both forks (exact same amount) clockwise and repeat process mentioned until rebound is smooth and doesn't oscillate. The same applies to the rear but you have only one adjustment on the Ohlins reservoir for the monoshock assembly. Do the bounce test and adjust clockwise until the rebound feels firm and doesn't oscilllate. It should handle like a beast and wheelie much easier now.

Nov 21, 2013 | Husqvarna SM 510 R Motorcycles

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I am 220 lbs. B/C rider what is a good clicker


set your rear for full comp dampen, and change to a higher oil in the shocks like a 15 or 20 wt and set to full damp. ride and lower the dampening a click at a time until your landings feel soft and smooth. if you are bouncing after landings raise the rebound dampener also.

Jun 13, 2010 | 2004 Honda CR 250 R

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Factory suspension settings


Spring preload FR
To increase the spring preload and
thereby harden the suspension, turn
the adjusting bolt on each fork leg in direction
a. To decrease the spring preload
and thereby soften the
suspension, turn the adjusting bolt on
each fork leg in direction b
NOTE: _
Align the appropriate groove on the adjusting
mechanism with the top of the
front fork cap bolt.
_
CI-10E
Rebound damping force
To increase the rebound damping
force and thereby harden the rebound
damping, turn the adjusting screw on
each fork leg in direction a. To decrease
the rebound damping force and
thereby soften the rebound damping,
turn the adjusting screw on each fork
leg in direction b.
CI-02E
Compression damping force
To increase the compression damping
force and thereby harden the compression
damping, turn the adjusting screw
on each fork leg in direction a. To decrease
the compression damping force
and thereby soften the compression
damping, turn the adjusting screw on
each fork leg in direction b.
CI-02E
1. Current setting
2. Front fork cap bolt
Setting
Minimum (soft) 8
Standard 6
Maximum (hard) 1
1. Rebound damping force adjusting screw
Minimum (soft) 26 clicks in direction b*
Standard 13 clicks in direction b*
Maximum (hard) 1 click in direction b*
* With the adjusting screw fully turned in direction a
1. Compression damping force adjusting screw
Minimum (soft) 20 clicks in direction b*
Standard 13 clicks in direction b*
Maximum (hard) 1 click in direction b*
* With the adjusting screw fully turned in direction a
_
Although the total number of clicks of a
damping force adjusting mechanism
may not exactly match the above specifications
due to small differences in
production, the actual number of clicks
always represents the entire adjusting
range. To obtain a precise adjustment,
it would be advisable to check the number
of clicks of each damping force adjusting
mechanism and to modify the
specifications as necessary
CI-10E
Rebound damping force RR
To increase the rebound damping
force and thereby harden the rebound
damping, turn the adjusting screw in direction
a. To decrease the rebound
damping force and thereby soften the
rebound damping, turn the adjusting
screw in direction b.
CI-14E
Compression damping force
To increase the compression damping
force and thereby harden the compression
damping, turn the adjusting screw
in direction a. To decrease the compression
damping force and thereby
soften the compression damping, turn
the adjusting screw in direction b.
CI-14E
Setting
Minimum (soft) 1
Standard 4
Maximum (hard) 9

Whole process where need to turn toward "a" means clockwise and "b" counterclockwise. From Yamaha service manual. Hope this is good enough info to help you out. Good?

May 03, 2010 | 2002 Yamaha YZF-R1

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How much fork oil does the bike hold? honda cr 250r 2003


try abt 15mm from top of fork or 250-400cc depending how much rebound stiffness.you wanted

Mar 27, 2010 | 2003 Honda CR 250 R

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Adjusting front fork rebound damping screw


It sounds like your forks need servicing by a professional. Your instincts were right, they should be about equal length, so something BAD has happened to one of the forks. I would recommend going to a sport bike speed shop that specializes in suspension work to have this fixed since the guys at HD barely know how to change the spark plugs on a Buell in most cases.

A good shop can not only repair the damage, but help you to set the suspension exactly right for you (the Buell manual is just a ballpark setting) by checking the sag in the suspension, and they can even upgrrade your forks and shocks for you.

Arguably the best in the business is Max at traxxion dynamics. They have drop in cartridges that allow the showa forks to come close to the Ohlins used by the pros. Not that the showas are bad, In fact Buell always put decent factory suspension on their bikes, which is why it's repairable, instead of needing to replace it.

Feb 01, 2010 | 2003 Buell Lightning XB9S

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Have just had ttx cartridges put in my 07yz250f but now the forks klunk when I hit jumps like they are over extending im so gutted is there any easy fix ?


The forks are "topping out." It is the opposite of "bottoming out." That is a sign of insufficient rebound damping. The first step would be to dial in stiffer rebound damping on the external click adjusters on both forks. If that did not work the next step would be to take them apart and verify the correct oil filling/bleeding(inner chamber), and volume measuring(outer chamber). This would be a job for the person who installed the cartridges.

Jan 01, 2010 | 2004 Yamaha YZ 250 F

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98 RM250: What are settings on aftermarket showa FORKS


the offset screws are air bleed screws.. the top are compression screws and the bottem are rebound.. the top ones should be set to around 10 out from all the way in and the bottem at 12 from all the way in

Jul 10, 2009 | 2003 Honda CR 250 R

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