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Honda Marine BF20D Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Honda Marine BF20D

We have 4 Honda Marine BF20D manuals available for free PDF download: Owners Manual, Owner's Manual

  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY9................................................................................................................................................................
    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION9................................................................................................................................................................
    SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS11................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROLS AND FEATURES12................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROL AND FEATURE IDENTIFICATION CODES12................................................................................................................................................................
    COMPONENT AND CONTROL LOCATIONS16................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROLS21................................................................................................................................................................
    H Type (tiller handle Engine Stop Switch and Switch Clip21................................................................................................................................................................
    Throttle Grip22................................................................................................................................................................
    Throttle Friction Adjuster22................................................................................................................................................................
    Gearshift Lever22................................................................................................................................................................
    Recoil Starter Grip23................................................................................................................................................................
    Steering Friction Lever23................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Tilt Switch (T type)24................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lever (G type)24................................................................................................................................................................
    Emergency Stop Switch and Switch Clip25................................................................................................................................................................
    Fast Idle Lever26................................................................................................................................................................
    Gearshift/Throttle Control Lever27................................................................................................................................................................
    Manual Relief Valve (T type)28................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lock Lever (G and T type)29................................................................................................................................................................
    Common Controls Engine Cover Latch29................................................................................................................................................................
    Transom Angle Adjusting Rod29................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lever (manual tilt type)30................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTRUMENTS31................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Gauge31................................................................................................................................................................
    Tachometer [optional equipment (R type)]31................................................................................................................................................................
    INDICATORS32................................................................................................................................................................
    Overheat Indicator32................................................................................................................................................................
    Cooling System Indicator33................................................................................................................................................................
    OTHER FEATURES34................................................................................................................................................................
    Overrev Limiter34................................................................................................................................................................
    Anodes34................................................................................................................................................................
    Portable Fuel Tank34................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Filler Cap Vent Knob35................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Priming Bulb35................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTALLATION36................................................................................................................................................................
    POWER REQUIREMENTS36................................................................................................................................................................
    BOAT TRANSOM REQUIREMENTS36................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTALLATION POSITION36................................................................................................................................................................
    ATTACHMENT37................................................................................................................................................................
    TRANSOM ANGLE ADJUSTMENT38................................................................................................................................................................
    BATTERY CONNECTIONS38................................................................................................................................................................
    BEFORE OPERATION41................................................................................................................................................................
    ARE YOU READY TO GET UNDER WAY41................................................................................................................................................................
    IS YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR READY TO GO41................................................................................................................................................................
    OPERATION43................................................................................................................................................................
    SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS43................................................................................................................................................................
    BREAK-IN PROCEDURE43................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL HOSE CONNECTIONS46................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL PRIMING47................................................................................................................................................................
    STARTING THE ENGINE47................................................................................................................................................................
    H Type (tiller handle)47................................................................................................................................................................
    R Type (remote control)50................................................................................................................................................................
    EMERGENCY STARTING52................................................................................................................................................................
    STOPPING THE ENGINE55................................................................................................................................................................
    Emergency Engine Stopping55................................................................................................................................................................
    Normal Engine Stopping55................................................................................................................................................................
    GEARSHIFT AND THROTTLE OPERATION57................................................................................................................................................................
    STEERING59................................................................................................................................................................
    CRUISING60................................................................................................................................................................
    SHALLOW WATER OPERATION62................................................................................................................................................................
    MOORING, BEACHING, LAUNCHING65................................................................................................................................................................
    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR67................................................................................................................................................................
    THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE67................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE SAFETY68................................................................................................................................................................
    TOOL KIT AND EMERGENCY STARTER ROPE69................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE70................................................................................................................................................................
    ENGINE COVER REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION72................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Level Check73................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Change74................................................................................................................................................................
    Oil Filter Change75................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Recommendations76................................................................................................................................................................
    Gear Oil Level Check76................................................................................................................................................................
    Gear Oil Change77................................................................................................................................................................
    Lubrication Points79................................................................................................................................................................
    Spark Plug Service80................................................................................................................................................................
    REFUELING81................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS82................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Filter Inspection and Replacement83................................................................................................................................................................
    Portable Fuel Tank and Filter Cleaning85................................................................................................................................................................
    Recoil Starter Rope Inspection86................................................................................................................................................................
    Anode Replacement86................................................................................................................................................................
    Choke Knob Friction87................................................................................................................................................................
    Propeller Replacement88................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE89................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE PREPARATION89................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning and Flushing89................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel90................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil93................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE PRECAUTIONS93................................................................................................................................................................
    REMOVAL FROM STORAGE94................................................................................................................................................................
    TRANSPORTING95................................................................................................................................................................
    WITH OUTBOARD MOTOR INSTALLED ON BOAT95................................................................................................................................................................
    WITH OUTBOARD MOTOR REMOVED FROM BOAT95................................................................................................................................................................
    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS96................................................................................................................................................................
    ELECTRIC STARTER WILL NOT OPERATE96................................................................................................................................................................
    ENGINE WILL NOT START97................................................................................................................................................................
    HARD STARTING OR STALLS AFTER STARTING99................................................................................................................................................................
    ENGINE OVERHEATS100................................................................................................................................................................
    BATTERY WILL NOT CHARGE AND ELECTRIC STARTER WILL NOT OPERATE101................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuse Replacement101................................................................................................................................................................
    OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR LIGHT GOES OFF AND ENGINE SPEED IS LIMITED102................................................................................................................................................................
    OVERHEAT AND ENGINE SPEED IS LIMITED103................................................................................................................................................................
    SUBMERGED MOTOR105................................................................................................................................................................
    INFORMATION107................................................................................................................................................................
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION107................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Number locations107................................................................................................................................................................
    Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation108................................................................................................................................................................
    Oxygenated Fuels109................................................................................................................................................................
    Emission Control System Information110................................................................................................................................................................
    Star Label112................................................................................................................................................................
    Specifications114................................................................................................................................................................
    CONSUMER INFORMATION122................................................................................................................................................................
    Honda Publications122................................................................................................................................................................
    Customer Service Information122................................................................................................................................................................
    Emission Control System Warranty129................................................................................................................................................................
    INDEX133................................................................................................................................................................
    Oil Pressure Indicator (R type) (H type)134................................................................................................................................................................
  • Honda Marine BF20D Owner's Manual (137 pages)

    Honda outboard motor owner's manual

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY9................................................................................................................................................................
    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION9................................................................................................................................................................
    SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS11................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROLS AND FEATURES12................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROL AND FEATURE IDENTIFICATION CODES12................................................................................................................................................................
    COMPONENT AND CONTROL LOCATIONS16................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROLS21................................................................................................................................................................
    H Type (tiller handle Engine Stop Switch and Switch Clip21................................................................................................................................................................
    Choke Knob (H type manual choke)21................................................................................................................................................................
    Throttle Grip22................................................................................................................................................................
    Throttle Friction Adjuster22................................................................................................................................................................
    Gearshift Lever22................................................................................................................................................................
    Recoil Starter Grip23................................................................................................................................................................
    Steering Friction Lever23................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Tilt Switch (T type)24................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lever (G type)24................................................................................................................................................................
    Switch Clip and Emergency Stop Switch25................................................................................................................................................................
    Fast Idle Lever26................................................................................................................................................................
    Gearshift/Throttle Control Lever27................................................................................................................................................................
    Manual Relief Valve (T type)28................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lock Lever (G and T types)29................................................................................................................................................................
    Common Controls Engine Cover Latch29................................................................................................................................................................
    Transom Angle Adjusting Rod29................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lever (manual tilt type)30................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTRUMENTS31................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Gauge31................................................................................................................................................................
    Tachometer (optional equipment)31................................................................................................................................................................
    INDICATORS32................................................................................................................................................................
    Overheat Indicator (R type)32................................................................................................................................................................
    Cooling System Indicator33................................................................................................................................................................
    OTHER FEATURES33................................................................................................................................................................
    Overrev Limiter33................................................................................................................................................................
    Anodes33................................................................................................................................................................
    Portable Fuel Tank34................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Cap Vent Knob34................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Priming Bulb34................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTALLATION35................................................................................................................................................................
    POWER REQUIREMENTS35................................................................................................................................................................
    BOAT TRANSOM REQUIREMENTS35................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTALLATION POSITION35................................................................................................................................................................
    ATTACHMENT36................................................................................................................................................................
    TRANSOM ANGLE ADJUSTMENT37................................................................................................................................................................
    BATTERY CONNECTIONS37................................................................................................................................................................
    BEFORE OPERATION40................................................................................................................................................................
    ARE YOU READY TO GET UNDER WAY40................................................................................................................................................................
    IS YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR READY TO GO40................................................................................................................................................................
    OPERATION42................................................................................................................................................................
    SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS42................................................................................................................................................................
    BREAK-IN PROCEDURE42................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL HOSE CONNECTIONS45................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL PRIMING46................................................................................................................................................................
    STARTING THE ENGINE46................................................................................................................................................................
    H Type (tiller handle)46................................................................................................................................................................
    R Type (remote control)49................................................................................................................................................................
    EMERGENCY STARTING51................................................................................................................................................................
    STOPPING THE ENGINE54................................................................................................................................................................
    Emergency Engine Stopping54................................................................................................................................................................
    Normal Engine Stopping54................................................................................................................................................................
    GEARSHIFT AND THROTTLE OPERATION56................................................................................................................................................................
    STEERING58................................................................................................................................................................
    CRUISING59................................................................................................................................................................
    SHALLOW WATER OPERATION61................................................................................................................................................................
    MOORING, BEACHING, LAUNCHING64................................................................................................................................................................
    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR66................................................................................................................................................................
    THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE66................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE SAFETY67................................................................................................................................................................
    TOOL KIT AND EMERGENCY STARTER ROPE68................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE69................................................................................................................................................................
    ENGINE COVER REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION71................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Level Check72................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Change73................................................................................................................................................................
    Oil Filter Change74................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Recommendations75................................................................................................................................................................
    Gear Oil Level Check75................................................................................................................................................................
    Gear Oil Change76................................................................................................................................................................
    Lubrication Points78................................................................................................................................................................
    Spark Plug Service79................................................................................................................................................................
    REFUELING81................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS82................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Pump Filter Inspection and Replacement82................................................................................................................................................................
    Portable Fuel Tank and Filter Cleaning84................................................................................................................................................................
    Recoil Starter Rope Inspection85................................................................................................................................................................
    Anode Replacement85................................................................................................................................................................
    Propeller Replacement86................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE87................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE PREPARATION87................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning and Flushing87................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel89................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil91................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE PRECAUTIONS91................................................................................................................................................................
    REMOVAL FROM STORAGE92................................................................................................................................................................
    TRANSPORTING93................................................................................................................................................................
    WITH OUTBOARD MOTOR INSTALLED ON BOAT93................................................................................................................................................................
    WITH OUTBOARD MOTOR REMOVED FROM BOAT93................................................................................................................................................................
    TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS94................................................................................................................................................................
    BATTERY WILL NOT CHARGE AND ELECTRIC STARTER WILL NOT OPERATE99................................................................................................................................................................
    OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR LIGHT GOES OFF AND ENGINE SPEED IS LIMITED100................................................................................................................................................................
    OVERHEAT AND ENGINE SPEED IS LIMITED101................................................................................................................................................................
    SUBMERGED MOTOR103................................................................................................................................................................
    INFORMATION105................................................................................................................................................................
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION105................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Number locations105................................................................................................................................................................
    Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation106................................................................................................................................................................
    Oxygenated Fuels107................................................................................................................................................................
    Emission Control System Information108................................................................................................................................................................
    Star Label110................................................................................................................................................................
    Specifications112................................................................................................................................................................
    CONSUMER INFORMATION120................................................................................................................................................................
    Honda Publications120................................................................................................................................................................
    Customer Service Information120................................................................................................................................................................
    Emission Control System Warranty125................................................................................................................................................................
    INDEX125................................................................................................................................................................
    Oil Pressure Indicator (R type) (H type)126................................................................................................................................................................
  • Table of contents
    Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
    OUTBOARD MOTOR SAFETY9................................................................................................................................................................
    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION9................................................................................................................................................................
    SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS11................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROLS AND FEATURES12................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROL AND FEATURE IDENTIFICATION CODES12................................................................................................................................................................
    COMPONENT AND CONTROL LOCATIONS14................................................................................................................................................................
    CONTROLS17................................................................................................................................................................
    H Type (tiller handle Engine Stop Switch and Switch Clip17................................................................................................................................................................
    Choke Knob (H type manual choke)17................................................................................................................................................................
    Throttle Grip18................................................................................................................................................................
    Throttle Friction Adjuster18................................................................................................................................................................
    Gearshift Lever18................................................................................................................................................................
    Recoil Starter Grip19................................................................................................................................................................
    Steering Friction Lever19................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Tilt Switch (T type)20................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lever (G type)20................................................................................................................................................................
    Ignition Switch21................................................................................................................................................................
    Switch Clip and Emergency Stop Switch21................................................................................................................................................................
    Fast Idle Lever22................................................................................................................................................................
    Gearshift/Throttle Control Lever23................................................................................................................................................................
    Manual Relief Valve (T type)24................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lock Lever (G and T types)25................................................................................................................................................................
    Common Controls Engine Cover Latch25................................................................................................................................................................
    Transom Angle Adjusting Rod25................................................................................................................................................................
    Tilt Lever (except G and T types)26................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTRUMENTS26................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Gauge26................................................................................................................................................................
    Tachometer (optional equipment)26................................................................................................................................................................
    INDICATORS27................................................................................................................................................................
    Overheating Indicator (R type)27................................................................................................................................................................
    Cooling System Indicator28................................................................................................................................................................
    OTHER FEATURES28................................................................................................................................................................
    Overrev Limiter28................................................................................................................................................................
    Anodes28................................................................................................................................................................
    Portable Fuel Tank29................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Cap Vent Knob29................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Priming Bulb29................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTALLATION30................................................................................................................................................................
    POWER REQUIREMENTS30................................................................................................................................................................
    BOAT TRANSOM REQUIREMENTS30................................................................................................................................................................
    INSTALLATION POSITION30................................................................................................................................................................
    ATTACHMENT31................................................................................................................................................................
    TRANSOM ANGLE ADJUSTMENT32................................................................................................................................................................
    BATTERY CONNECTIONS32................................................................................................................................................................
    BEFORE OPERATION35................................................................................................................................................................
    ARE YOU READY TO GET UNDER WAY35................................................................................................................................................................
    IS YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR READY TO GO35................................................................................................................................................................
    OPERATION37................................................................................................................................................................
    SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS37................................................................................................................................................................
    BREAK-IN PROCEDURE37................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL HOSE CONNECTIONS39................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL PRIMING40................................................................................................................................................................
    STARTING THE ENGINE40................................................................................................................................................................
    H Type (tiller handle)40................................................................................................................................................................
    R Type (remote control)43................................................................................................................................................................
    EMERGENCY STARTING45................................................................................................................................................................
    STOPPING THE ENGINE48................................................................................................................................................................
    Emergency Engine Stopping48................................................................................................................................................................
    Normal Engine Stopping48................................................................................................................................................................
    GEARSHIFT AND THROTTLE OPERATION50................................................................................................................................................................
    STEERING52................................................................................................................................................................
    CRUISING53................................................................................................................................................................
    SHALLOW WATER OPERATION56................................................................................................................................................................
    MOORING, BEACHING, LAUNCHING59................................................................................................................................................................
    SERVICING YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR61................................................................................................................................................................
    THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE61................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE SAFETY62................................................................................................................................................................
    TOOL KIT AND EMERGENCY STARTER ROPE63................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE64................................................................................................................................................................
    ENGINE COVER REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION66................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Level Check67................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Change68................................................................................................................................................................
    Oil Filter Change69................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil Recommendations70................................................................................................................................................................
    Gear Oil Level Check70................................................................................................................................................................
    Gear Oil Change71................................................................................................................................................................
    Lubrication Points73................................................................................................................................................................
    Spark Plug Service74................................................................................................................................................................
    REFUELING76................................................................................................................................................................
    FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS77................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel Pump Filter Inspection and Replacement77................................................................................................................................................................
    Portable Fuel Tank and Filter Cleaning79................................................................................................................................................................
    Recoil Starter Rope Inspection80................................................................................................................................................................
    Anode Replacement80................................................................................................................................................................
    Propeller Replacement81................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE82................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE PREPARATION82................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning and Flushing82................................................................................................................................................................
    Fuel84................................................................................................................................................................
    Engine Oil86................................................................................................................................................................
    STORAGE PRECAUTIONS86................................................................................................................................................................
    REMOVAL FROM STORAGE87................................................................................................................................................................
    TRANSPORTING88................................................................................................................................................................
    WITH OUTBOARD MOTOR INSTALLED ON BOAT88................................................................................................................................................................
    WITH OUTBOARD MOTOR REMOVED FROM BOAT88................................................................................................................................................................
    PROBLEMS89................................................................................................................................................................
    BATTERY WILL NOT CHARGE AND ELECTRIC STARTER WILL NOT OPERATE94................................................................................................................................................................
    OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR LIGHT GOES OFF AND ENGINE SPEED IS LIMITED95................................................................................................................................................................
    SUBMERGED MOTOR97................................................................................................................................................................
    TECHNICAL AND CONSUMER INFORMATION99................................................................................................................................................................
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION99................................................................................................................................................................
    Serial Number locations99................................................................................................................................................................
    Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation100................................................................................................................................................................
    Oxygenated Fuels101................................................................................................................................................................
    Emission Control System Information102................................................................................................................................................................
    Star Label104................................................................................................................................................................
    Specifications106................................................................................................................................................................
    CONSUMER INFORMATION110................................................................................................................................................................
    INDEX111................................................................................................................................................................
    Oil Pressure Indicator (R type) (H type)112................................................................................................................................................................
    WIRING DIAGRAMS114................................................................................................................................................................