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post #1 of 9 Old 09-19-2019, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil, air filter, etc.

Hey guys, so I own a 1999 Honda Rebel 250. For my knowledge can anyone tell me how often I should change the oil (and what kind of oil). How often should I can the air filter? And anything I should keep a look out for regular maintenance. Wanna make sure I'm doing this right.
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-19-2019, 10:58 PM
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Mot here use conventional oil and change it every 1,000 to 1,500 miles. Many automotive oils such as XW-30 contain friction modifiers which will ruin the bike's clutch. 10W-40 and above don't contain the friction modifiers and are safe to use. Your bike came with a paper filter, which isn't cleanable. How often it should be changed depends a lot on how dusty it is where you ride. Emgo makes a decent aftermarket air filter for much less than what a Honda stealershio will chqarge for an OEM filter. Valve clearance should be checked and adjusted as needed every 4,000 miles. Alll this information and more is in a service manual, which is a valuable tool to have. I recommend the Honda manual followed by Haynes. I do not recommend the Clymer manual as it wasn't updated for some of the changes between generations.

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Thank you. Now I was reading where you have to oil the air filter or something? Im not sure if that was including my bike. Also, what valve are you speaking of that needs to be adjusted?
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Also could you possibly get me link to the exact air filter I'll need?
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-20-2019, 12:12 AM
 
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Add to all the above... change the oil every 1,000 miles! Check the tires, brakes, and lights every time BEFORE you ride. Drain the puke tube at least every 1,000 miles, maybe every time you take a real, long ride.
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Google 17211-KR3-600 for the best price on your 2nd generation 96-2016 paper air filter..

1st gen 85-87 has a foam oil soaked air filter, thus you will see reference at times about oiling air filter for those bikes only..

Visit this page to view a manual.. https://archive.org/details/HONDAREB...MANUAL/page/n1 Has instructions on how to adjust valves and much more.

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Also, see here for the easiest way to get to the valves: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f28/...ent-33874.html

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Also, see here for the easiest way to get to the valves: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f28/...ent-33874.html
That link should be stickied (if that's a word)

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-20-2019, 11:08 AM
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Good idea, and me too.

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