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This manual applies to the following models: ATC 250R / Honda Motor Corporation Ltd
1981 Honda ATC250R
1982 Honda ATC250R
1983 Honda ATC250R
1984 Honda ATC250R
1985 Honda ATC250R
1986 Honda ATC250R
Engine: 246 cc / 248 cc, (15.0 cu in), 66 x 72 mm, liquid-cooled two-stroke single, 142 - 170psi,
Production/model years: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Manual Language: English
Printable: Yes, all printers
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"Shop Repair and Troubleshooting: Master Your Honda ATC250R 3-Wheeler with the PDF Manual"
Are you a proud owner of a 1981-1986 Honda ATC250R 3-Wheeler? This comprehensive guide is designed to assist you in maintaining and troubleshooting your Honda ATC250R. From engine specifications to common issues and tuning tips, this manual covers it all to ensure your 3-Wheeler delivers optimal performance on any terrain.
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The Honda ATC250R is equipped with a 246cc, air-cooled, two-stroke engine.
• It features a single-cylinder configuration with a bore and stroke of 66mm x 72mm.
• The engine utilizes a reed valve induction system for efficient fuel-air mixture delivery.
• It has a compression ratio of 8.5:1, providing a balance of power and reliability.
• The ATC250R is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission for precise control.
• The ignition system utilizes a capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) for reliable spark generation.
• It features a kick-start mechanism for easy starting in any situation.
• The Honda ATC250R has a chain-driven rear-wheel drive system for optimal power transfer.
• It features a dual A-arm front suspension and a swingarm rear suspension for smooth rides.
• The 3-Wheeler has a wheelbase of approximately 47 inches (1194mm) for stability and maneuverability.
• It has a length of around 69 inches (1753mm), width of 44 inches (1118mm), and height of 40 inches (1016mm).
• The Honda ATC250R has a ground clearance of 5.5 inches (140mm), allowing for off-road capabilities.
• It features hydraulic front and rear disc brakes for reliable stopping power.
• The 3-Wheeler has a fuel capacity of approximately 2.5 gallons (9.5 liters), providing decent range.
• It weighs around 285 lbs (129 kg) without fluids and accessories, making it relatively lightweight.
• The Honda ATC250R features knobby tires for excellent traction on various terrains.
• It is equipped with both front and rear suspension travel adjustments for personalized ride characteristics.
• The 3-Wheeler has a seating capacity of one rider.
Facts and Details:
- The Honda ATC250R is considered one of the most iconic and high-performance 3-wheelers ever produced.
- It offers a thrilling riding experience with its powerful two-stroke engine and lightweight design.
- The ATC250R is known for its excellent power-to-weight ratio, allowing for quick acceleration and high speeds.
- It features a responsive and agile handling, making it suitable for both trail riding and racing.
- The 3-Wheeler's suspension system provides a smooth and controlled ride over bumps and rough terrain.
- Honda's ATC250R is praised for its durability and reliability, ensuring many years of riding enjoyment.
- It offers a comfortable seating position and ergonomic controls for enhanced rider comfort.
- The ATC250R's compact size and lightweight design make it easy to maneuver through tight trails and obstacles.
- Honda's reputation for quality and engineering excellence is evident in the ATC250R's construction and components.
- The 3-Wheeler features aggressive styling that captures the spirit of off-road performance.
- It has a large and dedicated community of enthusiasts, with a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories available.
- The ATC250R is widely regarded as a collector's item, representing a significant era in off-road recreational vehicles.
Maintenance Intervals and Tips:
► Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for oil changes, filter replacements, and inspections.
► Check and maintain proper coolant levels to prevent overheating.
► Clean or replace the air filter regularly to ensure proper airflow to the engine.
► Inspect and adjust the drive chain tension for optimal performance and chain life.
► Lubricate all moving parts, such as suspension components and pivot points, to reduce friction and wear.
► Keep the tires properly inflated and check for signs of wear or damage.
► Verify the brake system is functioning correctly and adjust as necessary.
► Store the 3-Wheeler in a dry and secure location to protect it from the elements.
Common Issues and Solutions:
* Carburetor issues: Clean or rebuild the carburetor to address fuel delivery problems and optimize performance.
* Electrical problems: Inspect wiring connections and check for any loose or damaged wires. Replace faulty components as needed.
* Starting difficulties: Check the spark plug, ignition system, and fuel supply to troubleshoot starting issues.
* Engine overheating: Ensure proper coolant levels and check for any blockages in the cooling system. Clean the radiator if necessary.
* Clutch adjustment: Adjust the clutch cable and ensure proper engagement to prevent slipping or clutch-related issues.
* Suspension maintenance: Lubricate suspension components regularly and inspect for any signs of wear or damage.
* Brake adjustments: Check brake pad wear and adjust brake cables as needed for optimal stopping power.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
+ Install a high-performance exhaust system for increased power and a deeper sound.
+ Upgrade the air filter to a high-flow or foam filter for improved airflow and filtration.
+ Consider a larger carburetor or jet kit to fine-tune the fuel mixture for optimal performance.
+ Install a reed valve spacer to improve low-end torque and throttle response.
+ Upgrade the suspension components, such as shocks and springs, for enhanced handling and ride quality.
+ Consider a high-performance piston and cylinder head for increased power output.
Available Accessories, Attachments, and Aftermarket Options:
■ Skid plates and A-arm guards for added protection during off-road riding.
■ Handlebar risers and grips for enhanced comfort and control.
■ Nerf bars or foot pegs for increased rider stability and protection.
■ LED light bars or auxiliary lights for improved visibility during night rides.
■ Performance air filters and intake systems for increased airflow and power gains.
■ Graphic kits and decals to customize the 3-Wheeler's appearance.
■ Replacement plastics and fenders for cosmetic upgrades.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺Strengths: Power, agility, and overall performance.
☻ Weaknesses: Lack of stability compared to four-wheelers.
Owners appreciated the Honda ATC250R for its thrilling performance and exhilarating riding experience.
The 3-Wheeler's powerful two-stroke engine and lightweight design were praised for their impressive power-to-weight ratio.
Some owners noted that the ATC250R requires skilled riding due to its three-wheel configuration and inherent stability challenges.
Repairs Frequently Needed and Parts that Often Break:
→ Carburetor cleanings or rebuilds due to fuel-related issues.
→ Spark plug replacements for worn or fouled plugs.
→ Chain and sprocket replacements for wear or stretching.
→ Brake system maintenance, including pad replacements and adjustments.
→ Suspension component repairs or replacements, such as shocks or bushings.
→ Electrical system troubleshooting and repairs, including wiring issues.
→ Clutch adjustments or replacements for slipping or engagement problems.
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