2022 Honda CRF250F Oil and Filter Change - Page 1

Applicable to other model years (see below)
Article Last Updated: Dec 11, 2023


2022 Honda CRF250F

This is a step-by-step guide to changing the oil and oil filter on a Honda CRF250F. It is based on the author’s observations and experience changing the oil and oil filter on a 2022 Honda CRF250F and on information contained in the official Honda CRF250F service manual, 2021 (no. 61K9903) which covers model years 2019 - 2022. The author is not aware of any mechanical changes to the CRF250F for the model years 2023-2024, so this guide should apply to those as well.

Disclosure: While the author has attempted to provide correct and complete information, sometimes errors or omissions may occur. By using this document and following the procedures and advice below, the user assumes all risk and responsibility for injury or damage to their motorcycle. The author has been servicing motorcycles for many years (not as a profession) and is mostly self-taught (no formal training in motorcycle servicing). It is recommended that you consult the Honda CRF250F owner’s manual and/or service manual.

By learning to change the oil and oil filter, you can save money, learn more about your bike, gain the satisfaction of maintaining your bike yourself, as well as saving yourself a lot of inconvenience. There is nothing technically challenging about the procedure. Use the correct tools and supplies for the job, and take your time. Read all of the instructions before beginning.

Supplies you may need

Tools you need or may find helpful

Information From Honda CRF250F Service Manual
Recommended service intervals for oil and oil filter replacement
Initial: 1 month / 150 km / 100 mi
Then: every 6 months / 1000 km / 600 mi

Oil Drain Bolt Torque Spec: 24 N.m (18 lbf.ft)
Oil Filter Cover Bolt Torque Spec: 12 N.m (9 lbf.ft)
Recommended oil type: Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil or equivalent motorcycle oil,
API service classification: SG or higher (except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label),
JASO T903 standard: MA
Oil viscosity: SAE 10W-30 (10W-40 is also acceptable according to the owner's manual)
Oil capacity after draining, with filter replacement: 1.4 L (1.5 US qt)
Oil capacity after draining, without filter replacement: 1.4 L (1.5 US qt)

Service manual instructions

Checking The Oil Level (according to service manual)

Go to the next page for more detailed instructions and photos.