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  • harshil3604
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    Hello everyone i recently had an steering stem bearing problem in my cbr and on inspecting it i got to know that all the ball bearing and its races are rusted. So i was thinking to upgrade them to taper roller bearing so does anyone here know about there size or bearing number which fits?

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  • Madhesh Kumar
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    Originally posted by Madhesh Kumar View Post

    Got both in JSP Honda Chennai.
    They're helpful.
    After that I can't able to get Honda 10W OEM oil in Chennai, so got Motul 20W heavy based on recommendation from Karthik (Highlander Bangalore).

    Asked him for Cowl spare as it is damaged (not broken but the color blacked in side). Will get the update.

    Clips and screws were also sourced from JSP Honda Chennai.

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  • Madhesh Kumar
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    Originally posted by utopia_amid_dystopia View Post

    Fork Seal and Oil is available at service centres. Use the Fork Oil available at the service centres.
    Just ensure that you get both the front seals changed if one of them is broken.
    Got both in JSP Honda Chennai.
    They're helpful.

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  • utopia_amid_dystopia
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    Originally posted by Madhesh Kumar View Post
    Whether fork seal easily available in market?

    What fork oil to be used?

    Front suspension seal broken. Have to replace.
    Fork Seal and Oil is available at service centres. Use the Fork Oil available at the service centres.
    Just ensure that you get both the front seals changed if one of them is broken.

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  • pinkesh2703
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    Originally posted by pinkesh2703 View Post
    I was riding in hilly area yesterday. I felt bike was losing power while climbing. Although power loss wasn't that big but one could feel while acceptation.
    Would air filter be the reason for it ?
    Update : I changed air filter few days ago & next day I had 90 kms ride to my village. I could feel the changes in initial acelaration but still there was some kind of powerloss. I reached my village n completed my work. While returnuing there was noticable power drop in accelration, specially btwn 4500-5000 rpm. CBR wasn't enough accelartaing even on 6th gear at 5000 rpm. Even crossing 90 kmph was looking difficult & felt like I was driving CBR on its limit. CBR wasn't gettting enough fuel. Mixed thoughts were coming whether my bike had problems in clutch plate, fuel filter or fuel pump. I freaked out as once my bike had problem in fuel filter n it stopped on the road & here I was still on highway. Luckily I reached home safely. I called ASC guy n he told me to come to ASC next day.
    Next day at ASC, he cheched spark plug n fuel filter. Plug was new but Fuel filter was in pretty bad conditions as it was never changed in 58k kms. Replaced it immidetly. Next day took the bike to the highway run & it was running so freely. Accelaration back to normal. Felt so much change in bike. Sluggishness had gone.
    Now I will check air filter n fuel filter at every 10k kms.

    Pretty used air filter
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  • pinkesh2703
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    Originally posted by Madhesh Kumar View Post
    Whether fork seal easily available in market?

    What fork oil to be used?

    Front suspension seal broken. Have to replace.
    This guy used Hornet 160's fork seal in his CBR. see the video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuhV...el=SpikyShaggy

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  • Madhesh Kumar
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    Whether fork seal easily available in market?

    What fork oil to be used?

    Front suspension seal broken. Have to replace.

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  • utopia_amid_dystopia
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    Originally posted by Madhesh Kumar View Post

    While buying CBR 250 in August 2018, I have following bikes on my wishlist

    1) Mojo - My first choice, but I strike it out as they are pulling out its support for starting JAWA.
    2) Jawa- Thought Mahindra will pull it out as they did to Mahindra Centuro, Gusto & Mojo
    3) Dominar 400- Will save some cost, but as they are new some issues may come, so kept in waitlist
    4) Duke 390- I'm 28 at time of purchase, the right time to enjoy duke is from 18 to 25 with friends. So left out.
    5) Yamaha FZ25- No ABS during 2018, but it had best VFM for the price.
    6) Royal Enfield- The wow factor is gone due to easy availability
    7) BMW 310- Rate cancelled it
    8) TVS Apache RR- Too plasticy at the time of introduction and not so impressed with TVS Service.

    I don't know about CBR250R till my friend introduced it. After that I enquired about it to my friend in Bangalore, then he enlightened me and bought the vehicle in one go.

    Till this time only two or three niggles in wiring, gear lever broke and one rear brake pad change. Other than that there is no much alarming issue due to gods grace. One fall due to metal hit.



    My opinion -

    Mojo - Works well, but electrics can be a problem. 'Works till it works, creates a lot of trouble if it doesn't'!
    Jawa - Great for off roading, not so good for touring. I did a ride from Bangalore to Somwarpet (Near Coorg)
    Dominar - Great for touring, not so much for off roads. Same Bangalore to Somwarpet ride
    Duke 390 - Too much power for Indian roads. Just my opinion. I have a few friends who are owners, and they are fairly satisfied

    My addition to your list would be -

    KTM Adventure 250 - I believe this is perfect for the country. Also, H'Ness/CB 350 R

    But these just got launched.

    But yes, CBR 250 R just feels great.

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  • siddhant
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    Originally posted by ManasN95 View Post
    Also NOTE: I'll NOT be carrying out this service at the Honda SVC like last time, but at a FNG called GarageUncle with good reviews.

    Please advise as to if it's okay to carry out all the points of service with a FNG or do I need to take her to SVC for some of them.

    As I've seen, they (GarageUncle) carry out engine work too.
    In my opinion, for engine and electrical jobs, prefer trained mechanics at ASC. For others like fluid replacement, brake adjustment/replacement, air filter replacement, lubrication, etc, you can go to a FNG.

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  • Madhesh Kumar
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    Originally posted by utopia_amid_dystopia View Post


    Mojo is being very difficult to manage because of the constant issues that keep coming up.

    The CBR was truly a legend. Extremely low on maintenance and very easy going!
    While buying CBR 250 in August 2018, I have following bikes on my wishlist

    1) Mojo - My first choice, but I strike it out as they are pulling out its support for starting JAWA.
    2) Jawa- Thought Mahindra will pull it out as they did to Mahindra Centuro, Gusto & Mojo
    3) Dominar 400- Will save some cost, but as they are new some issues may come, so kept in waitlist
    4) Duke 390- I'm 28 at time of purchase, the right time to enjoy duke is from 18 to 25 with friends. So left out.
    5) Yamaha FZ25- No ABS during 2018, but it had best VFM for the price.
    6) Royal Enfield- The wow factor is gone due to easy availability
    7) BMW 310- Rate cancelled it
    8) TVS Apache RR- Too plasticy at the time of introduction and not so impressed with TVS Service.

    I don't know about CBR250R till my friend introduced it. After that I enquired about it to my friend in Bangalore, then he enlightened me and bought the vehicle in one go.

    Till this time only two or three niggles in wiring, gear lever broke and one rear brake pad change. Other than that there is no much alarming issue due to gods grace. One fall due to metal hit.




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  • utopia_amid_dystopia
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    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post

    Great show UAD. Cleanly and crisply narrated down with simple and reassuring images proving the mettle of the bike. A sentence I won't get tired of re-iterating would be my praise for this lovely machine time and again. Right from its inception, to the number of patents this motorcycle brought along, some motorcycle firsts. The bike aging gracefully, a timeless VFR inspired design and still turns heads to say the least. It's ownership reviews like these that soldify this motorcycle's charm as a legend and boy isn't it a great one at that.

    Ride safe, and thank you for sharing.

    Cheers!
    VJ

    Thank you, VJ and Madhesh.

    I have just been missing the CBR 250 more than ever nowadays. Mojo is being very difficult to manage because of the constant issues that keep coming up.

    The CBR was truly a legend. Extremely low on maintenance and very easy going!

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  • ManasN95
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    Hi everyone, updating status here after a long time.

    I had bought my CBR pre-owned in 2018 December, when the odometer was 800 KMs.

    Now it is only at 11,000 KMs as I'm not able to justify her capabilities, but I intend to keep her for another 6-7 months.

    Hogging some golden information from Shiv18's thread, I have been using the Shell Rimula R4, and I'm on the third round of the oil currently, plus I've done the earth wire mod ages ago too.

    She was only serviced once in my ownership, but very thoroughly, and it was done in January, 2020.

    Since it's been more than an year since she is serviced, I'm going to get her comprehensively serviced again in a month or two.

    She is feeling rough now, owing to constant jumps from mineral oil to fully synthetic, hence the shim tolerances have been out of limits I feel.

    ​​​​​​So here is a list of the work I'm targetting to do, either in one go or in parts over the course next two months.

    1) Engine Oil change - Shell Rimula has run 750 KMs right now, I'll be changing around 1000 KMs. I'm contemplating trying the Castrol Power1 Ultimate.

    2) Engine Oil Filter - Currently on Yamaha FZ filter, will switch back to OEM.

    3) Chain - Will remove the chain off the swingarm and give it a thorough cleaning and removing the rusting segments. Currently satisfied with the Diesel and Gear Oil combo for maintenance.

    4) Air Filter - Changed only recently. Will recheck the condition.

    5) Spark Plug cleaning
    6) Fork Oil replacement - Last fill was haphazard. Didn't fill the required quantity of 330 ml (IIRC) of the Motul Heavy Fork Oil.

    7) Brake Maintenance - Brakes are juddering and screeching. Thorough cleaning required. Brake Pads changed in the January 2020 service, aren't used up much. Brakes need proper lubrication.

    With the brake system, I may also replace the brake fluid. Currently on Motul DOT 4. Any superior brake oil than this? Please suggest.

    8) Coolant - May change if required, as preventive maintenance as she's on the same coolant for 3 years. Any suggestions?

    9) CBR is running a little rich, I think. There's a lot of popping on deceleration. Please suggest steps to be taken. I'm thinking of cleaning the O2 sensor with kerosene.

    10) Engine bolts tightening, and overall fibre parts check up. Replacing damaged push locks, or making use of two side tape whenever deemed necessary.

    11) Rear suspension lubrication, there is a very prominent thud (maybe a loose bolt somewhere) whenever I skip past sudden potholes.

    12) Maybe a change of clutch and accelerator cables as they too are 4 years old.

    13) Two major issues is the shim clearances, and the never ending rattle sound when I accelerate, pointing to the Cam Chain Tensioner. The CCT was changed during the last service, I hope it can be re-tightened?

    14) General WD-40 spraying of all the terminals and replacing rusted bolts with S.S ones.


    I hope I have covered all the points as I feel one comprehensive service in a year of low running like mine, is more than enough.

    Please advise.

    Also NOTE: I'll NOT be carrying out this service at the Honda SVC like last time, but at a FNG called GarageUncle with good reviews.

    Please advise as to if it's okay to carry out all the points of service with a FNG or do I need to take her to SVC for some of them.

    As I've seen, they (GarageUncle) carry out engine work too.

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by utopia_amid_dystopia View Post
    Hello guys.

    I too got my silver CBR 250 ABS in 2011. Here is my 1L km./10 Year ownership review of the machine - https://utopiaamiddystopia.com/2021/...kms-2011-2021/

    I have been extremely happy with the performance. The CBR has been amazing to ride and manage.
    Comparing this with recent experience with the Mahindra Mojo, I have even more respect for the CBR 250 now.
    Great show UAD. Cleanly and crisply narrated down with simple and reassuring images proving the mettle of the bike. A sentence I won't get tired of re-iterating would be my praise for this lovely machine time and again. Right from its inception, to the number of patents this motorcycle brought along, some motorcycle firsts. The bike aging gracefully, a timeless VFR inspired design and still turns heads to say the least. It's ownership reviews like these that soldify this motorcycle's charm as a legend and boy isn't it a great one at that.

    Ride safe, and thank you for sharing.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • Madhesh Kumar
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    Originally posted by utopia_amid_dystopia View Post
    Hello guys.

    I too got my silver CBR 250 ABS in 2011. Here is my 1L km./10 Year ownership review of the machine - https://utopiaamiddystopia.com/2021/...kms-2011-2021/

    I have been extremely happy with the performance. The CBR has been amazing to ride and manage.
    Comparing this with recent experience with the Mahindra Mojo, I have even more respect for the CBR 250 now.
    Nice review
    Loved it

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  • utopia_amid_dystopia
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    Hello guys.

    I too got my silver CBR 250 ABS in 2011. Here is my 1L km./10 Year ownership review of the machine - https://bit.ly/3wQ5xxR

    I have been extremely happy with the performance. The CBR has been amazing to ride and manage.
    Comparing this with recent experience with the Mahindra Mojo, I have even more respect for the CBR 250 now.
    Last edited by utopia_amid_dystopia; 1 day ago.

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