20 Most Recent 2001 Honda XR 250 R Questions & Answers


Hi, John and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the choke.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. Fuel injectors stuck open.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Compression below 75 PSI.
15. A stuck-bent-burnt valve.
16. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
17. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
18. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
19. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections are loose or connected to the wrong cylinders.
20. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
21. Faulty neutral, clutch, kickstand safety switch.
22. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
23. Faulty or corroded run/stop switch.
24. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
25. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
26. Check for engine trouble codes.
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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Apr 09, 2018


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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Nov 05, 2017


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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017


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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017


You may have the wrong tool kit in your bike. Honda always gives you a spark plug wrench that will work with your bike in your tool kit. The tool kit may have been switched or incorrectly replaced at some point with a kit that contained the wrong wrench. You can go to a Honda dealer and order just the spark plug wrench you need off the parts microfiche probably for under $10.

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Oct 05, 2014


You should try cleaning the carberator. Start with The bowl and the main jet. 9 times out of 10 there is junk in it. Once cleaned properly it should run great. If not, be sure to check the float and the peckcock to make rue you're getting plenty of fuel to the carberator.

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Apr 17, 2014


sounds as if it is starving for fuel. You need to look for obstructions in the fuel line or a clogged filter. Most commonly it is trash or goo in the needle valve in the carb. It could also be that the float is not properly set. the float in the bowl needs to be properly angled to allow the required amount of fuel to enter the carb when it is needed.

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Aug 04, 2012


I always change the seals without taking the sliders out of the bottom legs.
If you look at the bottom you will see a bolt that holds the two together

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011


Remove the spark plug then put the piston at Top Dead Center compression. Look at the position of the timing marks on one side of the cam, parallel with the gasket surface. Remove the cam as you described.

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Sep 30, 2009


Your bike has an automatic cam chain tensioner. There is no "adjustment". A spring supplies the tension and I will bet the spring is broken. It is possible the fiber band that is the tensioner has broken but that seldom happens.

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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jul 26, 2009


If the bike starts good, idles good and runs good don't fix it. Wait until there is a definite problem that needs attention. If all is well then the fuel/ air mix, float level, etc., are set as they should be. Please don't be upset with me. I just don't want you to tinker with the carb until it is broken. Problems will come soon enough. Enjoy your bike and fix it when it is actually broken.

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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jul 06, 2009


It does sound like its getting to much fuel, or the lack of air. Air filter ok? If it is you might need to have a compression check done to see how the piston rings are.

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jul 03, 2009


Always use premium gas. Do not use gas with Ethanol.

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Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx

Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell.

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2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jun 08, 2009


is it an overflow from the carb? gas will only be in one of 2 tubes and they are the fuel line from the tank and the carb over flow. unless you have an electronic fuel pump then tubes go from tank to pump to carb. if its coming from the overflow then you are getting too much fuel into the carb float chamber. you may have a sticky float. thy getting some Berrymans B12 fuel additive and putting double the doseage in the tank. run engine til hot then leave it to stand overnight. this should break down any gum/varnish that has built up in the system

has this been in storage thru winter?

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Apr 02, 2009


Hi again,

For some reason my initial post for clarification was deleted. In any case, any updates/developments?

Cheers.

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Feb 22, 2009


check the timing marks on the crank and cam make sure they are alligned at tdc

2001 Honda XR... | Answered on Jan 13, 2009


Hi, Jhun before testing any electrical component in the Charging System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
2. To check the regulator unplug it from the stator. Take a test light and clip it to the negative terminal of the battery and then touch first one pin and then the other on the plug that goes to the regulator. If you get even the slightest amount of light from the test light the regulator is toast.
To do this with a meter: black lead to battery ground, red lead to each pin on the plug, start with the voltage scale higher than 12vdc and move voltage scale down in steps for each pin. Any voltage is a bad regulator.
3. On the other part of the disconnected regulator plug. Set the multimeter for Ohms x1 scale and measure for resistance across the pins of the stator. You should read something around 0.1 to 0.2 ohms for a 32 amp system.
4. Then check for continuity between each pin on the plug and frame/engine ground. The meter needle should not move (infinite resistance)(digitals will show infinite resistance) if the meter needle does move (indicating continuity)(digitals will show some resistance), recheck very carefully. If the meter still shows continuity to ground the stator is shorted (bad).
5. Set the meter to read A/C volts higher than 30 volts (the scale setting for voltage should always be higher than the highest voltage you expect or you may fry the meter). Start the bike, and measure from one pin to the other on the plug (DO NOT cross the multimeter probes! - touch them to each other). You should read roughly 16-20 vac per 1,000 rpm.
6. If the battery was good under load test, if the stator is NOT shorted to ground, and the stator is putting out A/C voltage, then the regulator is bad (most likely even if passed step 2)
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Honda XR 250 R... | Answered on Jun 12, 2019


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Honda XR 250 R... | Answered on Jul 23, 2017


Hi, Big_a08 and the usual suspects are:
1. Oil tank/system overfilled.
2. Faulty breather valve.
3. Engine breather hose bent, pinched, kinked etc.
4. Air filter has too much "pre-oil".
5. Crankshaft seal failure allowing transmission fluid to migrate.
6. Blow by drain tube cracked/split or filled to capacity.
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Honda XR 250 R... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017

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