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Honda Rebel 250 (pre-2016) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Rebel 250 made up to 2016.

The Honda Rebel 250 is a cruiser motorcycle that was Honda’s longest-standing unmodified motorcycle until it was replaced by the Honda Rebel 300.

The Rebel 250 has a 234 cc, four-stroke, air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine, fed by a constant velocity carburettor, and which sends its power to the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission.

2014-2015 Honda Rebel 250 Stock Image
Honda Rebel 250 2015, black

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Honda Rebel 250 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda Rebel 250.

Honda indicates rough difficulty levels in servicing its little Rebel:

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual
  • XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean


  • *1 : At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • *2 : Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • *3 : Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.
  • *4 : Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer intervals, whichever comes first.

The maintenance for the Honda Rebel 250 is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Carburetor ChokeXIII
Air Cleaner*2RR
Crankcase Breather*3CCCCCC
Spark PlugsIRIRIR
Valve ClearanceXIIIIIII
Engine OilInitial = 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month: R Regular = Every 4,000 mi (6,400 km) or 6 months: R
Engine Oil Strainer ScreenXXCCC
Engine Idle SpeedXIIIIIII
Evaporative Emission Control System*5XI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive ChainEvery 500 mi (800 km): I L
Brake Fluid*4IIRIIR
Brake Shoes/Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
Brake Light SwitchXIII
Headlight AimXIII
Clutch SystemIIIIIII
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIIII
Honda Rebel 250 maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda Rebel 250

The 2014-2015 Honda Rebel 250 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and these recommended tyre pressures

TyreSizeBrand(s) (tubed tyres)Tyre pressure
Front3.00-18 47PBRIDGESTONE L303A
29 psi (200 kPa)
Rear130/90-15M/C 66PBRIDGESTONE G508
29 psi (200 kPa)
Tyres and tyre pressures (Honda Rebel 300)

About the Honda Rebel 250

The Honda Rebel 250 — or as it was known back then, just the “Honda Rebel”, is/was a classic and practical cruiser powered by ancient technology… though still modern than some cruisers out there.

The bike sports a 234 cc, four-stroke, air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine which sends its power to the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine delivers average fuel consumption of 84 mpg and is fed by a constant-velocity (CV) carburettor.

The Honda Rebel’s high ride quality is assures by a front 33 mm fork that has 4.6 inches of wheel travel, and rear dual shocks with 2.9 Inches of wheel travel.

Whether you’re looking for classic cruiser styling, a fuel-efficient commuter, or flat-out fun, all roads lead to the Rebel. The engine’s modest power delivery is easy enough for new riders, yet powerful enough for more experienced motorcyclists (who maybe don’t want to flog their bikes to the moon).

The Rebel 250 also has a very confidence-inspiring low seat height, a five-speed transmission that’s pretty much foolproof, and an electric starter.

Manual for the Honda Rebel 250

2015 Honda Rebel 250 maintenance schedule screenshot
2015 Honda Rebel 250 maintenance schedule screenshot

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda Rebel 250.

You can download it from here.

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