Honda CRF250L 2013-On

 2016_honda_crf250l_Suspension Mods




The Honda CRF250L is a super sweet offering with bare bones super economy super soft suspension.


**DECEMBER 2017 Price COMBO estimator Subject to change as wind blows and strong USA Dollar **


Ohlins New Shock with spring $650.00 fully adjustable Reservoir shock FREE SHIPPING No TAX O/s lower 48 USA
(ask about are New Intregrated Spring Preloader option $349.95 more)


Ohlins Fork Mods /PArts kit $674.95
Includes – Ohlins Caps (75.00×2 ea./2 -spring kit with $348.95) set price
Includes- Fork Pistons/ Valving options  $325.95 set price

(add 100.00/leg Ohlins Fluid and turn key plus ship to)


Fork Spring Only “false-hope” Kit $122.95 -(may be too-cheap to keep)
(aftermarket quality / spring toss something in one leg and see what happens RT-kit )
(does not allow for any air release to equalize air build up at caps or anything else)







BAM!~ the best Quality shock for the least money, The Ohlins Super fat 46mm body with heavy duty 16mm shaft , fully adjustable compression, rebound, with divided fluid and nitrogen with full floating piston in reservoir, built with superior quality on all the functional adjusters.









We went from full skinny stock to fully Overload of Tank , Bags, Racks, Guards, Etc. to test a fully loaded “Porker” to developed suspension.


(From commuter skinny dude to fat belly beafy adventure warrior- it works!)



Ohlins Intregrated Preloader Option HO703 Honda Rally CRF250



Above Ohlins integrated spring preloader option, easy to get to with 8mm drive with “T-tool” (not included common stuff) changes spring preload about 10mm more or less from original set position range.

May require optional Ohlins spring so best to do at time of ordering shock because it takes up about 40mm of body space.


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Honda CRF250L Fork Springs_shock Spring_Dimensions



The forks are 43mm Showa non adjustable and non adjustable shock other than a few millimeters of preload out back.


You can vastly improve this bike with some suspension upgrades, the stock stuff is a marsh mellow.


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Ride a little more frisky and you’ll see how super soft the bike is.






You’ll get to one of these,


Ohlins Fully adjustable S46 Series shock. It has fully adjustable compression, rebound and spring options with a much larger than stock and more heavy duty build with divided fluid and nitrogen with an internal floating piston for fade free performance.


The body is a 46mm and 16mm shaft (stock Honda is only a 40mm, that’s like an acre in the suspension world!)


We sell this shock with all the features and Ohlins quality, and super nice machining for less than most other more basic shock options out there that are not made nearly as well or finished this nice.


see pics below…


Honda CRF250L Fork Springs_Revalving_Shock Springs



For reference the fork dimensions are below:

About 880mm long from center axle to top edge stantion

54mm top triple clamp/57mm bottom triple clamp

Front Caliper about 95mm holes/ Left Lug 15mm Threaded/ Right Lug 20mm /


Honda CRF250L Fork Spring kit Optional Heavy Fork Spring rate



You’ll also need a heavy duty fork spring kit (shown here with strut that’s OEM)







Order a Fork Spring kit and Ohlins Shock Combo!


Revalving is also important for best results.



Honda CrF250L Shock Spring



The stock shock really is a piece…(if Meineke muffler made shocks for bikes this would be it).



Honda CRF250L Shock Spring_Shock Options_Ohlins_Racetech_



The cheesy bottom stamped bracket must be removed to get to spring.




Removing Honda CRF250L Shock Spring




The spring spanners stop there so taking spring off is from the other end only.




Honda CRF250L Shock Spring Preload



The stock setting is about 8mm preload and this maybe 5mm more to add, not much to write home about.




Honda CRF250l Shock Spring Removal



Bust a Nut, you would need a spring press to get to the nut on shaft end to remove bottom bracket to get to spring.





Honda CRF250L Shock Spring Rate



A wise man once said “you can’t polish a turd”.   index



Honda CRF250l Shock



We can rebuild, respring and revalve this but why….?


That few hundred just takes away from the new shock you need.







Above this is the Races tech G3 shock, the list price is at $749.00, it only has rebound adjust and uses an Eibach spring.






The Ohlins with a full compression adjustable remote reservoir feature and Ohlins quality and machining comes in for less money!







Ohlins shock mounting pic.






Ohlins shock mounting pic.






Ohlins Shock mounting pic.



Fork Tools Honda CRF250L_Fork Springs (2)



The forks are lefty / righty.


Damping only in left leg spring only in right leg.




Honda CRF250l Fork Springs Heavy Duty



We offer a “mongo” spring, it’s just a needed optional heavy in the left leg that helps a lot.


A long preload tube is required for this, you can adjust preload if you pop off the left cap / rod and do it with preload shims.


Then you have something like a .58kg-.61kg finished product that feels pretty nice.


(reminder bike is about 327lbs claimed)





Our test bike with Acerbis tank, skidplates, Cycra handguards, empty nylon bags  came in at 339.0lbs.


This weight was with above stuff added without potato chips.



Honda CRF250l Fork Springs_Mods



We can revalve the damper leg for better performance, they have “three port” pistons.



Honda CRF250L Fork Revalving



The left leg is where all the magic happens.


Revalving this one is important when doing spring rate option because they use one legs damping to do both legs.



Fork Tools Honda CRF250L_Fork Springs (1)



A cartridge holding tool and 43mm split seal driver.



Honda CRF250L Ohlins Fork Piston Kit



Above , there is fork piston and valving options that work sweet.




Honda CRF250L Suspension Fix Solutions Ohlins Shock






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The Honda CRF250L has lots of stuff really finished nice for the bike price.




2013-Honda-CRF250L_Fork Springs _Ohlins_Racetech



The Honda should be rated “most likely to get you home” compared to many other brands.


The motor is smooth and sweet. probably will run forever, typical Honda.







This example,


Shows a 135lb rider hitting the max size bump with the stock suspension at less than 5mph in Japan?











2013 Honda CRF250L.




Honda CRF250L

Honda CRF250L _Ohlins Shock HO429_Shock and Fork Springs Heavy Duty



Honda is a sweet looker~