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I have a 98 cr250 and the rear shock feels blown who can rebuild

Seems to have no rebound or compresion what company rebuilds or can i do it also how much oil goes in case

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  • leeward602 Feb 13, 2009

    im also 215lbs what should my settings be. i ride 4 fun,not race

  • leeward602 Feb 13, 2009

    what about the oil in crank case how much and what kind? i think my shock is blown who can i send it to to be fixed?

  • leeward602 Feb 14, 2009

    how much oil goes in crankcase?

  • leeward602 Feb 14, 2009

    clutch dosnt engadge do i need to re place all or just plates?

  • leeward602 Feb 22, 2009

    what is the compresion of a 98'honda CR250 dirtbike?


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You have 17-position rebound-damping, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns)

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  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 13, 2009

    Just use the 2 adjustments and turn them one turn at a time and bounce on the seat until it feels close,then test ride it,If it needs more,adjust more,if not leave it You can also adjust the coil over spring.

    But no 2 riders have the same setting regardless of height or weight,Some like it stiff,other like it soft.Etc..........

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 13, 2009

    I don't know where to send for rebuild,but if you buy the kit and want to do it yourself,I have included the diagram.Also the oil is checked with a check bolt,It's about an inch wide and has an allen wrench hole in the center.

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 14, 2009

    You have an oil level plug in the side,It is about an inch wide and has an allen hole in the center,You just take that out and fill the oil until it reaches the bottom of the oil level plug hole.

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Feb 15, 2009

    As long as the pressure plates,springs,and throwout bearing are good,You can just replace the disk.


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