When and how to replace Honda CBR 250R brake disc pad / shoe

Brake pads are one of the most important part of your motorcycle as they regularly slows and stops your bike and avoids accidents. We already have covered couple of articles on this as general,

Today we would be more specific and would be looking at, when and now to replace the Honda CBR 250R disc pads / brake shoe.

Keeping an eye on the condition

One of the main pre-ride check should be performed is on the condition of your disc pads. As we already wrote, worn out disc pads / liners may start causing damage to your disc plate and eventually will lead to an accident.

The pads always have a mark when wears out by day to day use and we must keep an eye about the condition of the pads every 2500 kms. Its very difficult to conclude about the mileage of a brake pad because it depends on the usage and the other natural conditions.

Still to give a fair idea, aggressive rider may find replacement needed within 8000 kms, where as a rider looking for mileage, may be able to pull it till 15000 kms. So on average, one may need replacement between 10k to 12k kms.Honda CBR 250R Brake Disc Pads

How much do they Cost ?

CBR 250R has two different models, one is with ABS and another without. They use different type of disc hence prices are also different.

  • ABS Front: Rs. 1910/-
  • ABS Rear: Rs. 1260/-
  • STD Front: Rs. 900/-
  • STD Rear: Rs. 860/-

Identify the required change (Faulty / wear out disc pads)

The disc pad comes with a marking line in between the usable part. Keep an eye on that, if that has gone / faded away, it means, it is time for urgent replacement.

Disc Pads Comparison side by side (CBR 250R) CBR-250R-Disc-Pads

Replacement Process

It is always recommended that you visit any near by Honda authorized service center for the replacement process. But those who wants to get it done by them self, visit any near by experienced and trustable mechanic, and follow the below process.

The work is straight forward and simple. First is to opening up the disc caliper assembly.

Disc caliper assembly CBR 250R

Then slide the locking pin out form the caliper to get the pads out. Replace it with the new one, slide the pin back in and fit the caliper assembly back again.


That’s it. You are done.

Word of Caution

  • Do not press the brake levers when the disc caliper assembly is detached from the fork (front) or swing arm (rear).
  • Test the brakes properly before riding hard. New pads may take little warm up to get used to.


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  1. why we should not press the brake levers when the disc caliper assembly is detached from the fork (front) or swing arm (rear) ???

  2. Because, when you press the lever with brake pads removed, brake fluid will be forced from reservoir to move which in turn will push the brake cylinder. Since, there will not be brake pads next to cylinder, the cylinder will move out completely and will not go back to its initial position.

  3. The DIY part is still vague. One needs to push the pots back, either with brute force or a G-clamp, because your older pads are much thinner than the new ones. You don’t have to completely push the pots, but just enough to get the new pads in, with allowance for the disc rotor. You can also use a G-clamp to push the pots in by clamping it on to your old disc pad along with the caliper and tightening. For newbies, make sure you see the way the old pads are positioned in, so as to fit the new ones in the same way. For ABS bikes, be careful when dismantling/attaching the caliper to the fork, as your ABS sensor ring might get damaged if put in wrongly. Honestly, for ABS bikes, i’d advise you to get it changed at the SVC.

    After fitting them in, make sure to wipe the rotor of any brake dust or any lube/WD40 applied when removing the holstering bolt. Also depress the brake lever before riding, because the pressure in the line will be lost, as we had pushed the pots back in to insert the new pads. Do not ride the bike until you feel the pressure back in your brake lever.

  4. What are the torque specs for the caliper bolts?
    Do you need to put loctite on them?
    This post is way to vague. You’ll end up wrecking ur bike or urself.

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