1985 -1987 Honda 250ES

Common Maintenance Specifications

Quick Reference

 

Spark plug: DR8ES-L (NGK)

Spark plug gap: 0.6 - 0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)

Valve clearance (cold): 0.08 mm (0.003 in) for both intake and exhaust

Cylinder compression: 170 - 185 psi

Idle speed: 1,400 RPM +/- 100 RPM

Engine oil capacity: 2.2 quarts

Engine oil filter: Emgo 10-99200

Rear differential oil capacity: 3.4 oz.  (SAE 80 hypoid gear oil)

Front fork oil capacity: 3.8 oz. +/- 0.08 oz.

Tire pressure: 2.2 psi

Tire size: 25 X 12 X 9

Rims:  size 9 X 9  bolt pattern (4 X 110) for both front and rear

Pilot screw: 2 turns out from seated

Primary jet: #45

Slow jet: #38

Main jet: #130

Needle clip position: 2nd groove from top

Headlight: 12V 60W/60W 

Tailight: 12V 5W X 2  bulb # 194

Fuel capacity: 3.2 gallons (.53 gallons reserve)

 

Torque specs:

1985 Wheel nuts front and rear: 36-43 ft-lbs

1986 Wheel nuts front and rear: 36-43 ft-lbs

Front axle nut: 51-80 ft-lbs

Rear axle nut: 58-87 ft-lbs

Spark plug: 9-14 ft-lbs

Valve adjuster cover: 7-10 ft-lbs

Oil filter cap: 6-9 ft-lbs