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Contents
These pages give an overview of the
contents of your owner's manual. The first
page of each section lists the topics
covered in that section.
Motorcycle Safety
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Important safety information you
should know, plus a look at the safety-
related labels on your motorcycle.
Instruments & Controls
The location and function of indicators
and controls on your motorcycle and
operating instructions for various
controls and features.
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Before Riding
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The importance of wearing a helmet
and other protective gear, how to make
sure you and your motorcycle are ready
to ride, and important information about
loading.
Basic Operation & Riding
How to start and stop the engine, shift
gears, and brake. Also, riding
precautions and important information
about riding with a passenger or cargo.
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   Summary of Contents for Honda VT750C2B

  • Page 1 Contents These pages give an overview of the Before Riding ........contents of your owner’s manual. The first The importance of wearing a helmet page of each section lists the topics and other protective gear, how to make covered in that section. sure you and your motorcycle are ready to ride, and important information about loading.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ...... ID numbers, technical specifications, Why your motorcycle needs regular and other technical facts. maintenance, what you need to know before servicing your Honda, an owner Consumer Information ..... maintenance schedule, and instructions for specific maintenance and Information on warranties, emission adjustment items.
  • Page 3 2011 Honda VT750C2B Shadow Phantom 750 OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 4 It’s full of facts, instructions, safety information, When you own a Honda, you’re part of a and helpful tips. To make it easy to use, worldwide family of satisfied customers the manual contains a detailed list of people who appreciate Honda’s...
  • Page 5 Read the Warranties Booklet (page You may also want to visit our website at thoroughly so you understand the www.honda.com. coverages that protect your new Honda and are aware of your rights and Happy riding! responsibilities. California Proposition 65 Warning...
  • Page 6 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this motorcycle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.
  • Page 7 A Few Words About Safety You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings ––...
  • Page 8: Motorcycle Safety

    Motorcycle Safety This section presents some of the most Important Safety Information ....important information and Accessories & Modifications ....recommendations to help you ride your Safety Labels .......... motorcycle safely. Please take a few moments to read these pages. This section also includes information about the location of safety labels on your motorcycle.
  • Page 9: Motorcycle Safety

    Important Safety Information Always Wear a Helmet Your motorcycle can provide many years of service and pleasure if you take It’s a proven fact: helmets significantly − responsibility for your own safety and reduce the number and severity of head understand the challenges you can meet injuries.
  • Page 10: Important Safety Information

    Important Safety Information Take Time to Learn & Practice Always pay attention to other vehicles Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, around you, and do not assume that other take time to become familiar with how drivers see you. Be prepared to stop this motorcycle works and handles.
  • Page 11 Important Safety Information Ride within Your Limits Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Pushing limits is another major cause of It’s important to keep your motorcycle motorcycle crashes. Never ride beyond properly maintained and in safe riding your personal abilities or faster than condition.
  • Page 12 Accessories & Modifications Modifying your motorcycle or using non- Accessories Honda accessories can make your motorcycle unsafe. Before you consider making any modifications or adding an We strongly recommend that you use only accessory, be sure to read the following Honda Genuine Accessories that have information.
  • Page 13 Accessories & Modifications Do not install any fairing or windscreen Modifications unless it was designed and tested by Honda for your motorcycle. Some fairings or windscreens, even smaller We strongly advise you not to remove any ones, can cause unstable handling of original equipment or modify your your motorcycle.
  • Page 14: Safety Labels

    Safety Labels Safety labels on your motorcycle either warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or they provide important safety information. Read these labels carefully and don’t remove them. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your dealer for a replacement. Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 15 Safety Labels Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 16 Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ... gauges, indicators, and controls you would Gauges, Indicators & Displays ....normally use before or while riding your Odometer/Tripmeter/Digital Clock motorcycle. Display ..........Odometer ..........The items listed on this page are described Tripmeter 1 &...
  • Page 17: Operation Component Locations

    Operation Component Locations headlight dimmer engine stop switch switch clutch lever front brake lever turn signal horn button start button throttle grip switch Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 18 Operation Component Locations steering lock rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 19 Operation Component Locations ignition switch helmet holder shift lever Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20: Gauges, Indicators & Displays

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The gauges, indicators and displays on (1) speedometer your motorcycle keep you informed, alert (2) turn signal indicator you to possible problems, and make your (3) high beam indicator riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (4) PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp the gauges, indicators and displays (MIL)
  • Page 21 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Lamp Check When applicable, the high beam and neutral indicators come on when you turn The PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp the ignition switch ON and remain on until (MIL), low oil pressure indicator and fuel you select the low beam or shift out of reserve indicator come on when you turn neutral.
  • Page 22 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Display Check When the ignition switch is turned ON, the odometer/tripmeter/digital clock display ( ) will temporarily show all the modes and digital segments so you can make sure the liquid crystal display is functioning properly. The displays are identified in the table on page with the words:...
  • Page 23 Gauges, Indicators & Displays speedometer Shows riding speed in miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) per hour. turn signal indicator Flashes when either turn signal operates. (green) high beam indicator Lights when the headlight is on high beam. (blue) PGM-FI malfunction Lights when there is any abnormality in the PGM-FI indicator lamp (MIL) (Programmed Fuel Injection) system.
  • Page 24 Gauges, Indicators & Displays high coolant temperature Lights when the coolant is over the specified indicator (red) temperature. If the indicator comes on, pull safely to the side of the road. See page for instructions and cautions. odometer/tripmeter/ The display includes the following functions: digital clock display Display Check.
  • Page 25 Gauges, Indicators & Displays low oil pressure Lights when engine oil pressure is low enough to indicator (red) cause engine damage. If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, pull safely to the side of the road. See page for instructions and cautions.
  • Page 26: Odometer/tripmeter/digital Clock Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter/ Digital Clock Display The odometer/tripmeter/digital clock display ( ) has four functions: odometer tripmeter 1 tripmeter 2 digital clock The clock will display 0:00 if the battery is disconnected. (1) odometer/tripmeter/digital clock display (2) odometer/tripmeter/digital clock select and reset button Instruments &...
  • Page 27 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Push the odometer/tripmeter/digital clock select and reset button ( ) to select the odometer ( ), tripmeter 1 ( ), tripmeter 2 ( ) and digital clock ( ). (2) odometer/tripmeter/digital clock select and reset button (3) odometer (4) tripmeter 1 (5) tripmeter 2...
  • Page 28: Odometer

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the Odometer odometer/tripmeter/digital clock select and reset button ( ) for more than 2 The odometer shows the total miles or seconds when the display in the ‘‘TRIP 1’’ kilometers ridden.
  • Page 29: Digital Clock

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock Shows hour and minute. To adjust the time, proceed as follows: Turn the ignition switch ON. Show the digital clock ( ). Push and hold the odometer/tripmeter/ digital clock select and reset button ( ) for more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 30 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the hour, push the odometer/ Push and hold the odometer/tripmeter/ tripmeter/digital clock select and digital clock select and reset button for reset button until the desired hour is more than 2 seconds. The minute displayed.
  • Page 31 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the minute, push the odometer/ To end the adjustment, push and hold tripmeter/digital clock select and reset the odometer/tripmeter/digital clock button until the desired minute is select and reset button for more than 2 displayed.
  • Page 32: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features LEFT SIDE Ignition Switch The ignition switch ( ) is used for starting and stopping the engine (page ). The ignition key is also used to lock the steering for theft prevention (page Insert the key and turn it to the right for the ON position.
  • Page 33: Start Button

    Controls & Features Start Button Engine Stop Switch The start button ( ) is used for starting the RIGHT HANDLEBAR engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See page Starting Procedure, When the start button is pushed, the starter motor will crank the engine;...
  • Page 34: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the Turn Signal Switch ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal discharge.
  • Page 35: Horn Button

    Controls & Features Horn Button The horn is used to alert other motorists. To operate, push the horn button ( ). Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 36: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride? ......you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........discusses how to evaluate your riding Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ..
  • Page 37: Before Riding

    Are You Ready to Ride? Before you ride your motorcycle for the If you must carry an extra helmet while first time, we urge you to: riding, use a commercially available Read this owner’s manual. elastic cord, strap, or net to secure the Make sure you understand all the safety helmet to the seat.
  • Page 38 Are You Ready to Ride? Helmet and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece of riding gear because it offers the best Not wearing a helmet increases protection against head injuries. A helmet the chance of serious injury or should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash.
  • Page 39: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for We urge all riders to take a motorcycle comfort as well as protection. operator course approved by the Bright-colored and reflective clothing Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). can help make you more noticeable in New riders should start with the basic traffic.
  • Page 40: Is Your Motorcycle Ready To Ride

    Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect Pre-ride Inspection your motorcycle and make sure any problem you find is corrected. A pre-ride inspection is a must, not only for safety, Check the following items before you get but because having a breakdown, or even on the motorcycle: a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.
  • Page 41 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Walk around your If you are carrying a passenger or cargo, Leaks, motorcycle and look for also check the following: Loose anything that appears Parts unusual, such as a leak or Make sure you do not Load Limits loose cable.
  • Page 42 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Check these items after you get on the If you haven’t ridden the motorcycle in motorcycle: over a week, you should also check other items, such as the oil level and other fluids. Rotate the throttle to check (page Throttle Periodic Maintenance...
  • Page 43: Load Limits & Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously impair your motorcycle’s handling, Overloading or improper loading braking, and stability. Non-Honda can cause a crash and you can be accessories, improper modifications, and seriously hurt or killed.
  • Page 44: Load Limits

    Load Limits & Guidelines Load Limits Loading Guidelines Following are the load limits for your Your motorcycle is primarily intended for motorcycle: transporting you and a passenger. You may wish to secure a jacket or other small maximum weight capacity: items to the seat when you are not riding with a passenger.
  • Page 45 Load Limits & Guidelines Improperly loading your motorcycle can Place cargo weight as low and close to affect its stability and handling. Even if the center of your motorcycle as your motorcycle is properly loaded, you possible. should ride at reduced speeds and never Balance cargo weight evenly on both exceed 80 mph (130 km/h) when carrying sides.
  • Page 46 Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, Preparation .......... and brakes. It also provides important Starting Procedure ......
  • Page 47: Basic Operation & Riding

    Safe Riding Precautions Before riding your motorcycle for the first time, please review the Motorcycle Saf ety section beginning on page 1, and the section beginning on Bef ore Riding page Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, take time to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles.
  • Page 48: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting clutch lever pulled in. After starting with procedure described below. the side stand down, the engine will stop if the transmission is put in gear before For your safety, avoid starting or operating raising the side stand.
  • Page 49: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine The low oil pressure indicator should go Starting Procedure off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, stop the engine This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine immediately and check the engine oil level.
  • Page 50: Flooded Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Flooded Engine Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off System If the engine fails to start after repeated attempts, it may be flooded with excess Your motorcycle’s banking (lean angle) fuel. To clear a flooded engine: sensor system is designed to automatically Leave the engine stop switch set to stop the engine and fuel pump if the RUN.
  • Page 51: How To Stop The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Emergency Engine Stop How to Stop the Engine To stop the engine in an emergency, use the engine stop switch. To operate, press Normal Engine Stop the switch to the OFF position. To stop the engine, shift into neutral and turn the ignition switch OFF.
  • Page 52: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears As a general rule, shift while moving in a straight line. Close the throttle and pull the clutch lever in completely before shifting. Improper shifting may damage the engine, transmission, and drive train. Learn to recognize the engagement point as you release the clutch lever.
  • Page 53 Shifting Gears Avoid downshifting to help slow your Shif ting Up: motorcycle when engine rpm is high. From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h) Downshifting when engine speed is From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph (30 km/h) near its allowable maximum may over- From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph (40 km/h) rev the engine and cause possible...
  • Page 54: Braking

    Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with a Gradually increase braking as you feel the hydraulically activated disc brake in front brakes slowing your speed. The increase and a mechanically activated drum brake in engine compression from downshifting at the rear. Operating the brake lever will help slow your motorcycle.
  • Page 55 Braking When possible, reduce your speed or For your safety, exercise extreme caution complete braking before entering a turn. when braking, accelerating or turning. Avoid braking or closing the throttle quickly while turning. Either action may When descending a long, steep grade, use cause one or both wheels to slip and engine compression braking by reduce your control of your motorcycle.
  • Page 56: Parking

    Parking Look for a level parking area. If you Use the side stand to support the can’t park on a paved surface, make motorcycle while parked. sure the ground surface is firm, To lower the side stand, use your foot especially under the side stand.
  • Page 57 Parking Use the steering lock ( ), which locks the handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar all the way to the left. Insert the ignition key ( ) in the lock and turn it 180 degrees clockwise. Remove the key. RIGHT FRONT (1) (2) (1) steering lock...
  • Page 58 Parking Use the helmet holder ( ) to secure your helmet with your motorcycle: Insert the ignition key ( ) and turn it Riding with a helmet attached to counterclockwise to unlock the the holder can interfere with the holder. rear wheel or suspension and Hang your helmet on the holder could cause a crash in which you...
  • Page 59: Theft-prevention Tips

    Parking If you decide to use an anti-theft device, Theft-prevention Tips select one of good quality and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Park your motorcycle in a locked Keep your owner’s manual, current garage whenever possible. If a garage registration, and insurance information isn’t available, park in a concealed area with your motorcycle.
  • Page 60: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your motorcycle is designed to carry you Before riding with a passenger, make sure and one passenger. Whenever you add a your passenger is wearing the proper passenger or cargo, you must be careful protective apparel (page not to exceed the total load limits for this vehicle (...
  • Page 61 Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 62: Servicing Your Honda

    ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards. You’ll also find important safety precautions, information on fuels and oils, and tips for keeping your Honda looking Bef ore You Service Your Honda great. The Importance of Maintenance ....
  • Page 63 Servicing Your Honda Engine Service Preparations Maintenance Component Locations ..Throttle ..........Tool Kit ........... Clutch System ........Owner’s Manual Storage ......Spark Plugs ......... Side Cover Removal ....... Seat Removal .......... Chassis Suspension .......... Brakes ..........Service Procedures Fluids & Filters Tires ............
  • Page 64 Servicing Your Honda The following table summarizes the three types of inspections and servicing recommendations for your motorcycle. Both the pre-ride inspection and the scheduled maintenance at the recommended intervals are necessary to assure safe and dependable performance. The periodic checks provide additional confidence in your motorcycle’s performance.
  • Page 65: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your motorcycle overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some of the repairs yourself. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 66: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a Honda Failure to properly follow technician or other qualified mechanic. maintenance instructions and...
  • Page 67: Important Safety Precautions

    Burns from hot motorcycle parts. clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and the engine and exhaust system cool flames away from all fuel-related parts. before touching. Injury from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 68 Maintenance Safety Remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...
  • Page 69: Periodic Maintenance

    It’s a good idea to perform this maintenance any time you clean your motorcycle. Check the odometer reading and perform any scheduled maintenance checks that are needed (page ). Remember, more frequent checks may be needed for riding in severe conditions. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 70 Check the freeplay of the clutch lever (page ), rear brake pedal (page ), and throttle grip (page Fuses Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses. Nuts & Bolts Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 71: Maintenance Schedule

    Some items will need more Procedures for such items in this schedule frequent service if you ride in unusually are provided in an official Honda Service wet or dusty areas or at full throttle. Manual available for purchase (page...
  • Page 72 If you do not feel capable of performing a Each item on the maintenance schedule given task or need assistance, remember requires some mechanical knowledge. that your Honda dealer knows your Certain items (particularly those marked motorcycle best and is fully equipped to ) may require more technical *...
  • Page 73 Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden often at full throttle or in the rain. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. California type only. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 74 SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY − SYSTEM * EVAPORATIVE EMISSION − CONTROL SYSTEM Should be serviced by your dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically * qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 75 Should be serviced by your dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically * qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your dealer.
  • Page 76: Servicing Your Honda

    Use the space under Notes to record anything you want to remind yourself about or mention to your dealer. Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes (1,000) 4,000 (6,400) 8,000 (12,800) 12,000 (19,200) 16,000 (25,600) 20,000 (32,000) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 77 Maintenance Record Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes 24,000 (38,400) 28,000 (44,800) 32,000 (51,200) 36,000 (57,600) 40,000 (64,000) 44,000 (70,400) 48,000 (76,800) 52,000 (83,200) 56,000 (89,600) 60,000 (96,000) 64,000 (102,400) 68,000 (108,800) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 78: Maintenance Component Locations

    Maintenance Component Locations front brake fluid reservoir clutch lever front brake lever throttle grip fuel fill cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 79 Maintenance Component Locations main fuse FI fuse battery spark plugs fuse box rear suspension spring pre-load adjuster air cleaner crankcase breather tube front brake caliper engine oil fill cap/ rear brake pedal dipstick Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 80 Maintenance Component Locations spark plugs tool kit owner’s manual rear suspension spring pre-load adjuster final drive gear oil fill cap engine oil filter final drive gear oil drain bolt engine oil drain bolt coolant reserve tank Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 81: Tool Kit

    To close the storage compartment, close the storage compartment lid. Turn the ignition key 90 degrees clockwise and (1) tool kit (3) ignition key remove it. Install the left side cover (2) storage (4) storage (page compartment compartment lid Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 82: Owner's Manual Storage

    ( ) under the seat (page Unhook the band ( ) and remove the plastic storage bag. Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. (1) plastic storage bag (2) owner’s manual storage compartment (3) band Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 83: Side Cover Removal

    LEFT SIDE Grasp the side cover ( ). Pull out. Installation Position the cover so the prongs on the inside of the cover are line up above their securing slots. Push the cover in place. (1) side cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 84: Seat Removal

    Installation Insert the tab ( ) into the frame cross member ( ). Tighten the seat mounting bolts securely. (1) seat mounting bolt A (2) seat mounting bolts B (3) seat (4) tab (5) frame cross member Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 85: Fuel

    86 (or higher) pump octane number Use of lower octane gasoline can cause Use only unleaded fuel in your Honda. persistent ‘‘pinging’’ or ‘‘spark knock’’ (a The use of leaded fuel will damage the loud rapping noise) which, if severe, can catalytic converter(s).
  • Page 86: Fuel Capacity

    The tank should be refilled as soon as possible when the fuel reserve indicator comes on. (1) ignition key (3) filler neck (2) fuel fill cap Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill cap ( ) and turn it clockwise. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 87 Remove the ignition key from the cap. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 88: Engine Oil & Filter

    Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious damage to the engine and transmission. Change the engine oil as specified in the maintenance schedule on page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 89 Engine Oil & Filter Oil Recommendation * suggested oil Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA SG or higher & Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil classification except oils (Canada only), or an equivalent labeled as energy motorcycle oil. conserving on the Suggested oils are equal in performance *...
  • Page 90 Do not use API SH or higher oils displaying a circular API ‘‘energy conserving’’ service label on the container. They may affect lubrication and clutch performance. NOT RECOMMENDED Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or castor based racing oils. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 91 There are two classes: MA and MB. Oil conforming to the standard is labeled on the oil container. For example, the following label shows the MA classification. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 92 Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick ( ) and wipe it clean. Hold the motorcycle in an upright position. Insert the oil fill cap/dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) oil fill cap/dipstick (2) upper level mark (cont’d) (3) lower level mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 93 ( ) –– add the specific performance requirements. Use a recommended oil until it reaches the new Honda Genuine oil filter or a filter of upper level mark. (Do not overfill.) equal quality specified for your model. Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick.
  • Page 94 Place a drain pan under the crankcase. To drain the oil, remove the oil fill cap/ dipstick (page ), engine oil drain bolt ( ), and sealing washer ( ). (1) engine oil drain bolt (2) sealing washer (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 95 Discard the oil filter in an approved manner (page Pour the drained oil into a suitable container and dispose of it in an approved manner (page Improper disposal of drained f luids is harmf ul to the environment. (3) oil filter Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 96 Install the new oil filter and tighten it by Install the oil fill cap/dipstick securely. hand. Using an oil filter wrench attachment and a torque wrench, tighten the new oil filter to the specified torque: 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 97 (page Check that there are no oil leaks. If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 98: Coolant

    Using tap water may cause engine Coolant Recommendation damage. Use Pro Honda HP coolant or an The factory provides a 50/50 solution of equivalent high quality ethylene glycol antifreeze and water in this motorcycle.
  • Page 99 (up to 60%) should only be used to provide additional protection against freezing. Check the cooling system frequently during freezing weather. (1) reserve tank (2) UPPER level mark (3) LOWER level mark (4) reserve tank cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 100: Coolant Replacement

    Remove the reserve tank cap ( ). qualified. Refer to the official Honda Always add coolant to the reserve tank. Service Manual (page Do not attempt to add coolant by removing the radiator cap.
  • Page 101 Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. To properly dispose of drained coolant, refer to You & the Environment, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 102: Air Cleaner

    Your motorcycle’s air cleaner has very and premature engine wear. specific performance requirements. Use a new Honda Genuine air cleaner specified for your model or an air cleaner of equivalent quality. Using the wrong air cleaner may result in premature engine wear.
  • Page 103 Thoroughly clean the inside of the air cleaner case ( ). Install a new air cleaner. Install the removed parts in reverse order of removal. (1) bolts (3) air cleaner (2) air cleaner (4) air cleaner case housing cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 104: Crankcase Breather

    (1) crankcase breather tube Place a drain pan under the crankcase breather tube ( ). Remove the tube to drain the deposits in Reinstall the crankcase breather tube. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 105: Final Drive Oil

    Refer to on page the opening. Saf ety Precautions Install the oil fill cap and tighten to the LEFT REAR specified torque: 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) (1) oil fill cap (2) oil fill hole Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 106 (or a new washer, if necessary) and tighten it to the specified torque: (1) oil drain bolt 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) (2) oil fill cap (3) sealing washer (cont’d) (4) oil fill hole Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 107 Make sure the final drive oil level is at the lower edge of the oil fill hole ( ). Install the oil fill cap and tighten to the specified torque: 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 108: Throttle

    Tighten the lock nut and return the throttle cable boot securely over the adjuster. After adjustment, check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions. (1) throttle cable boot (2) adjuster (3) lock nut Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 109: Throttle Inspection

    Check that the throttle assembly is positioned properly and the securing bolts are tight. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle from fully open to fully closed in all steering positions. If there is a problem, see your dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 110: Clutch System

    Proper freeplay adjustment allows a smooth, gradual Refer to on page Saf ety Precautions engagement when shifting gears. LEFT HANDLEBAR Improper freeplay adjustment can cause premature clutch wear. (1) clutch lever (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111 ( ) increase freeplay + ( ) decrease freeplay − Loosen the upper lock nut ( ). Turn the upper clutch cable adjuster ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. Tighten the upper lock nut and check the freeplay again. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 112 Turn the lower adjusting nut ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. Tighten the lower lock nut and check RIGHT SIDE the adjustment. + + − − (4) lower lock nut ( ) increase freeplay + (5) lower adjusting ( ) decrease freeplay − Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 113 Lubricate the clutch cable with a clutch friction discs may be worn. See commercially available cable lubricant your dealer or refer to the official Honda to prevent premature wear and Service Manual (page corrosion.
  • Page 114: Spark Plugs

    Take care to avoid damaging the spark Use only the recommended type of spark plug wire when disconnecting the caps. plugs in the recommended heat range. Using spark plugs with an improper heat range can cause engine damage. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 115 Check the spark plug gap ( ) of each new plug, using a wire-type feeler gauge. If adjustment is necessary, bend the side electrode ( ) carefully. The gap should be: 0.031 0.035 in (0.80 0.90 mm) − − (1) spark plug cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116 If a plug is too the spark plugs in by hand to prevent tight, the threads may be damaged. cross-threading. Reinstall the spark plug caps. Take care to avoid pinching any cables or wires. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117: Suspension

    Higher spring pre-load traction and comfort are maintained as the provides a firmer ride and is wheels ride over road surfaces. recommended for heavy loads, rough road conditions, and faster, more challenging riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118: Rear Suspension Adjustment

    Do not attempt to disassemble, service, or dispose of the damper; see your dealer. The instructions found in this owner’s manual are limited to adjustments of the shock assembly only. (1) pin spanner (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119 5 to 1 may damage the shock absorber. Position 1: for a light load and smooth road conditions. Position 2: standard position. Positions 3 to 5: for when the motorcycle is more heavily loaded. (Also increase spring pre-load for stiffer rear suspension.) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 120: Brakes

    Drum Rear Brake For more information, see page Frequently inspect the system to ensure there are no fluid leaks. Periodically inspect the brake fluid level and the brake pads for wear. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121 Saf ety Precautions Fluid fluid If your inspection indicates a low fluid The recommended brake fluid is Honda level, have your dealer add the DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of recommended brake fluid. equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container.
  • Page 122 Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. (1) LOWER level mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123 (page Front Brake Check the cutouts ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your dealer for this (1) cutouts service. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124 Tighten the lock nut. Inspection Place your motorcycle on its side stand. Check freeplay by slowly depressing the rear brake pedal ( ) until the brake starts to engage. (1) lock nut (3) rear brake pedal (2) stopper bolt Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 125 − − Check the freeplay. If you can’t adjust the freeplay properly, see your dealer. + + (4) rear brake adjusting nut (5) brake arm pin ( ) increase freeplay + ( ) decrease freeplay − Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 Make sure the brake rod, brake arm, spring, and fasteners are in good condition. (4) rear brake adjusting nut (5) brake arm pin (6) brake arm After adjustment, confirm the freeplay of the brake pedal. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127: Brake Shoe Wear

    Application of the brake pedal causes the dealer. arrow on the brake arm to move toward a reference mark on the brake panel. RIGHT REAR (1) arrow (3) reference mark (2) brake arm (4) brake panel Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 128: Tires

    The following pages give detailed Make sure the valve stem caps are secure. information on how and when to check If necessary, install new caps. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129 –– the readings will be higher. If you let air out * includes the weight of the rider, of warm tires to match the recommended passenger, all cargo & all accessories cold pressures, the tires will be underinflated. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 130 Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Nails or other foreign objects embedded in the side of the tire or tread. Excessive tread wear. (1) wear indicator (2) wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 131 (even on the sidewall of the tire. when the tires are not in use). In addition to your regular inspections and 22 07 ×××× ×××× tire pressure maintenance, it is recommended that you have annual Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 132 And the tire TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE will have lower speed and performance limits than a new one. (1) tire identification number (TIN) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 133 If You Have a Flat Tire, page If you have a tire and tube professionally repaired at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 134: Tire Replacement

    Always use the size and type of braking, durability, and comfort. tires recommended in this owner’s manual. When replacing, use the original equipment tires or equivalent tires of the same size, construction, speed rating, and load range as the originals. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 135 120/90 17M/C 64S − front DUNLOP D404FG If you have a tire professionally replaced G701 BRIDGESTONE at a non-Honda facility, we recommend CHENG SHIN M6002 that you have the work checked by your 160/80 15M/C 74S − rear Honda dealer.
  • Page 136: Side Stand

    (1) side stand spring see your dealer for service. Check that the side stand assembly is working properly. If the side stand is stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean grease. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137: Battery

    Battery posts, terminals and accessories on your motorcycle or do not related accessories contain lead and lead Wash your hands after ride frequently, we recommend that you compounds. handling. charge the battery frequently (see Battery page Charging, Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138: Battery Storage

    You will get the best storage results from removing the battery and slow charging it Wear protective clothing and a every 30 days (see Battery Charging, face shield, or have a skilled page mechanic do the battery maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 139 UNDER SEAT Remove the battery cover ( ) by removing the screw ( ). UNDER SEAT (3) negative ( ) terminal lead − (1) battery cover (4) positive ( ) terminal lead + (2) screw (5) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 140 Clean the battery box after removing the battery for storage. Dry the battery box and, if paint is missing, re-paint the area. Slow charge the battery (see following section) once every 30 days. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 141 Battery We recommend using a charger ( ) Battery Charging designed specifically for your Honda, which can be purchased from your dealer. Refer to on page These units can be left connected for long Saf ety Precautions periods without risking damage to the battery.
  • Page 142: Appearance Care

    Appearance Care Frequent cleaning and polishing will keep Avoid products that contain harsh your Honda looking newer longer. detergents or chemical solvents that Frequent cleaning also identifies you as an could damage the metal, paint, and owner who values your motorcycle. A plastic on your motorcycle.
  • Page 143 (fuel, oil, coolant, and pressure washers (like those at coin- brake fluid). operated car washes) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 144 Wash your motorcycle with a sponge or a soft towel. As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 145 This will help dry the brakes and restore normal braking Refer to on page Saf ety Precautions performance. Avoid using spray cleaner products on the tires or suspension components. Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s) follow: Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 146 If necessary, rub with a sponge. Rinse and dry. Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Dull, corroded chrome or Apply a high quality chrome/aluminum aluminum. polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 147 Dry with a soft, clean cloth. Do not use polishing compounds or wax containing polishing compounds. These can damage or discolor the paint. To keep your Honda looking new, clean and polish it frequently. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 148 If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped or scratched, your dealer has touch-up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color code (page ) when you buy touch-up paint. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 149 Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 150: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store Storing Your Honda ......and transport your Honda, and how to be Transporting Your Motorcycle ..an environmentally responsible You & the Environment ..... motorcycle owner. Tips...
  • Page 151 For more information about storage, refer with a 50/50% antifreeze solution to the (page Honda Winter Storage Guide, available from your dealer (USA only). Fill the fuel tank. Make sure the fuel fill cap is properly installed. We suggest you perform the following procedures to keep your motorcycle in top condition.
  • Page 152: Storing Your Honda

    Storing Your Honda To prevent rusting in the cylinders, With the engine stop switch in the perform the following: RUN position, press the start button Remove the spark plug caps from the several times to crank the engine and spark plugs. Using tape or string, distribute the oil.
  • Page 153 Storing Your Honda Store your motorcycle in an unheated area, free of dampness, away from sunlight, with a minimum of daily temperature variation. Place your motorcycle on blocks to lift both tires off the floor. Cover your motorcycle with a porous material.
  • Page 154: Removal From Storage

    Storing Your Honda Removal from Storage Refer to on page Saf ety Precautions Uncover and clean your motorcycle. If your motorcycle has been stored for more than four months –– change the engine oil (page If your motorcycle has been stored for more than two months ––...
  • Page 155: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle If your motorcycle needs to be transported, it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer, or a truck or trailer with a flatbed area. Do not tow your motorcycle, as towing can seriously damage the transmission. When contacting a towing or transporting service, be sure to ask if they have a flatbed area, a loading ramp or power ramp to safely lift the motorcycle, and...
  • Page 156 You & the Environment Recycle Wastes. Owning and riding a motorcycle can be It’s illegal and enjoyable, but you must do your part to thoughtless to put used engine oil in the protect nature. trash, down a drain, or on the ground. Used oil, gasoline, coolant, and Following are tips on how you can be an cleaning solvents contain poisons that...
  • Page 157 Tips...
  • Page 158: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common General Guidelines ......problems that can occur with your If Your Engine Quits or motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells Won’t Start ......... you how to evaluate each problem and If You Have a Flat Tire ......
  • Page 159: General Guidelines

    Taking Care of the Unexpected Should you ever have a problem while General Guidelines riding, please follow these guidelines: Always put personal safety first. Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained Take time to assess the situation and is the best way to reduce the possibility of your options before deciding what to do.
  • Page 160: If Your Engine Quits Or Won't Start

    If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start Proper operation and maintenance can If your motorcycle won’t start, listen as prevent starting and engine performance you press the start button. If you don’t problems. In many cases, the cause of the hear the starter motor turning, refer to the problem may be a simple operational symptom.
  • Page 161 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start SYMPTOM: Starter motor doesn’t operate. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO ignition switch OFF Turn the ignition switch ON. engine stop switch OFF Turn the engine stop switch to RUN. transmission not in neutral Shift into neutral.
  • Page 162 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start SYMPTOM: Starter motor works, but the engine won’t start. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO out of fuel Fill the fuel tank. F looded Engine flooded engine (page loose or unconnected spark Install the spark plug caps securely. If the engine plug caps still won’t start, see your dealer.
  • Page 163 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but stalls as you shift into gear. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO side stand down Raise the side stand. Start again. SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls See your dealer.
  • Page 164 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly (cont’d). POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO sooty exhaust (rich fuel See your dealer. mixture) detonates or pings under If applicable, switch to the recommended octane load gasoline (page ) or change your brand of gasoline.
  • Page 165: If You Have A Flat Tire

    If You Have a Flat Tire A flat tire is always unwelcome, Honda does not recommend that you make especially if you are far from help. If you a temporary repair to a tube-type tire. think you are losing air, or you hit a...
  • Page 166 If You Have a Flat Tire check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it may be unsafe to continue riding. As the tire gets low, it will affect Riding your motorcycle with a the handling of your motorcycle temporary tire or tube repair can (especially with a passenger and cargo) be risky.
  • Page 167 If You Have a Flat Tire Loosen the right and left axle pinch Emergency Front Wheel bolts ( ) and remove the front axle bolt Removal/Installation ( ). Refer to on page RIGHT FRONT Saf ety Precautions We recommend wheel removal be done only by your dealer or another qualified mechanic.
  • Page 168 If You Have a Flat Tire Remove the front axle shaft ( ), wheel, Installation and side collar. Install the side collar and position the wheel between the fork legs. Insert the LEFT FRONT front axle shaft from the left side, through the left fork leg and wheel hub.
  • Page 169 If You Have a Flat Tire Align the index line ( ) of the front Operate the front brake and pump the axle shaft with the recessed surface ( ) fork several times. Check for free of the fork leg. wheel rotation after the brake is released.
  • Page 170 If You Have a Flat Tire Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the right If a torque wrench was not used for fork leg to the specified torque: installation, see your dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) Improper assembly may lead to loss of Visually check that the clearances...
  • Page 171 If You Have a Flat Tire Remove the right footpeg ( ) by Emergency Rear Wheel removing footpeg bolt A ( ), B ( ) and Removal/Installation footpeg nut ( ). Refer to on page RIGHT SIDE Saf ety Precautions We recommend wheel removal be done only by your dealer or another qualified mechanic.
  • Page 172 If You Have a Flat Tire Remove the exhaust pipe joint nuts ( ). Remove the muffler bracket bolts ( ) and nuts ( ), washers. Remove the mufflers. RIGHT SIDE RIGHT SIDE (5) exhaust pipe joint nuts (6) muffler bracket bolts (7) muffler bracket nuts (cont’d) Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 173 If You Have a Flat Tire Wheel Removal RIGHT REAR Remove the rear brake adjusting nut ( ), disconnect the brake rod ( ) from the (10) brake arm ( ) by pushing down on the (14) rear brake pedal. Disconnect the brake stopper arm ( from the brake panel by removing the cotter pin (...
  • Page 174 Pull the rear axle shaft out and remove coated with molybdenum disulfide paste the side collar. (USA only: Pro Honda Moly 60 Paste, or Move the wheel to the right to separate equivalent). it from the final drive gear case.
  • Page 175 If You Have a Flat Tire Reassemble the brake stopper arm. After installing the wheel, apply the Tighten the stopper arm nut to the brake several times. Check for free specified torque: wheel rotation after the brake is released. Recheck the wheel if the brake 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) Connect the brake rod to the brake arm.
  • Page 176 If You Have a Flat Tire Muffler Installation If a torque wrench is not used for Reinstall the mufflers. installation, see your dealer as soon as Before installing the muffler, replace possible to verify proper assembly. the muffler gasket with a new gasket. Improper assembly may lead to loss of Tighten the nuts and bolts to the braking capability.
  • Page 177: If Your Engine Overheats

    If Your Engine Overheats Normally, the temperature of the coolant in the cooling system will rise to a level about midway between cold and boiling. Continuing to ride with an overheated Hot weather may cause the temperature to engine can cause serious engine damage. rise higher than normal.
  • Page 178 If Your Engine Overheats Check the radiator fan. ride. The engine needs repair. Transport If the fan is not working, turn the your motorcycle to your dealer engine off. Open the fuse box (page (page ) and check the radiator fan If the temperature drops to normal, fuse.
  • Page 179: If The Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights

    If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights If you check your engine oil level regularly, you should never see the low oil pressure indicator while riding. Normally, Continuing to ride with low oil pressure it will only light momentarily when you can cause serious engine damage.
  • Page 180: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse and spare fuse are motorcycle have fuses to protect them located on the starter magnetic switch from damage caused by excess current behind the right side cover. flow (short circuit or overload).
  • Page 181 If a Fuse Blows RIGHT SIDE Main Fuse Access: To access the main fuse, remove the right side cover (page Pull out the starter magnetic switch ( ) and disconnect the wire connector ( ) of the starter magnetic switch. Pull the main fuse ( ) out.
  • Page 182 If a Fuse Blows RIGHT SIDE FI Fuse Access: To access FI fuse, remove the right side cover (page ) and open the FI fuse box cover ( ). Pull the FI fuse ( ) out. If it is blown ( ) (page ), install the spare FI fuse ( ).
  • Page 183 If a Fuse Blows If you do not have a replacement fuse with the proper rating for the circuit, install one with a lower rating. Replacing a f use with one that has a higher rating greatly increases the chance of damage to the electrical system.
  • Page 184 If a Fuse Blows If you do not have a spare fuse and you cannot ride the motorcycle without fixing the problem, take a fuse of the same rating or a lower rating from one of the other circuits that you can do without temporarily.
  • Page 185: If You Crash

    If You Crash Personal safety is your first priority after a If there is minor damage, or you are crash. If you or anyone else has been unsure about possible damage, ride slowly injured, take time to assess the severity of and cautiously.
  • Page 186: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key duplicate key made. number, call the dealer where you purchased your Honda. They may have it A lost key won’t be a problem if you take listed in their records. If they don’t, preventative action.
  • Page 187: If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)

    If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead) Jump starting is not recommended, especially if you use an automobile battery. The greater amperage of an automobile battery when the car engine is running can damage your motorcycle’s electrical system. Bump starting is also not recommended. If you can’t charge the battery or it appears unable to hold a charge, contact your dealer.
  • Page 188: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......and how to break-in your motorcycle. Emission Control Systems ....Catalytic Converters ......Oxygenated Fuels ....... Technical Information...
  • Page 189: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers is stamped on the right side of the steering head and also appears on the Safety The VIN and engine serial number are Certification Label attached to the right required when you register your side of the frame.
  • Page 190 Vehicle Identification The engine number ( ) is stamped on the RIGHT SIDE right side of the rear cylinder. RIGHT SIDE (2) VIN (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 191 Vehicle Identification LEFT SIDE Color Label & Code The color label ( ) is attached to the frame behind the left side cover. Remove the left side cover (page ) to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 192: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 94.3 in (2,395 mm) overall length 32.5 in (825 mm) overall width 42.9 in (1,090 mm) overall height 64.6 in (1,640 mm) wheelbase 5.1 in (130 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...
  • Page 193 API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada) or Honda 4- stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil after draining: 5.4 US oz (160 cm )
  • Page 194 Specifications Capacities passenger capacity Operator and one passenger maximum weight 401 lb (182 kg) capacity rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications displacement 45.4 cu-in (745 cm ) bore & stroke 3.11 × 2.99 in (79.0 × 76.0 mm) compression ratio 9.6 : 1 spark plug (standard)
  • Page 195 Specifications Power Transmission 1.763 primary reduction 0.868 secondary reduction 3.090 final reduction 2.400 gear ratio, 1st 1.550 1.173 0.960 0.851 final drive shaft Technical Information...
  • Page 196 Specifications Chassis & Suspension caster 34°00’ trail 6.3 in (161 mm) tire size, front 120/90 17M/C 64S − DUNLOP D404FG BRIDGESTONE G701 CHENG SHIN M6002 tire size, rear 160/80 15M/C 74S − DUNLOP D404 BRIDGESTONE G702 CHENG SHIN M6011R bias-ply, tube tire type tire pressure, front 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm )
  • Page 197 Specifications Electrical 12 V 11.2 Ah (10HR) − battery 0.399 kW/5,000 rpm generator Lights 12 V − 60/55 W headlight 12 V − 21/5 W brake/tail light 12 V − 21/5 W (front) turn signal lights 12 V − 21 W (rear) 12 V −...
  • Page 198 Specifications Torque Specifications 21 lbf·ft (29 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m) engine oil drain bolt 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) engine oil filter 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) final drive oil drain bolt 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) final drive filler cap 44 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 kgf·m) front wheel axle...
  • Page 199 Specifications Torque Specifications 18 lbf·ft (25 N·m , 2.5 kgf·m) exhaust pipe joint 20 lbf·ft (27 N·m , 2.8 kgf·m) muffler bracket bolt 32 lbf·ft (44 N·m , 4.5 kgf·m) muffler bracket nut 29 lbf·ft (39 N·m , 4.0 kgf·m) footpeg bolt A, B and nut Technical Information...
  • Page 200: Break-in Guidelines

    Break-in Guidelines Help assure your motorcycle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you ride during the first 300 miles (500 km). During this period, avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration. Technical Information...
  • Page 201: Emission Control Systems

    Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Requirements The Vehicle Emission Control The U.S. Environmental Protection Information label ( ) ( ) is attached to Agency (EPA), the California Air the left side of the frame. Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada (EC) require that LEFT SIDE your motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its...
  • Page 202 Compliance with the terms of the Distributor’s Warranties for Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is systems to reduce carbon monoxide, necessary in order to keep the emissions oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons.
  • Page 203 Emission Control Systems Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) Exhaust Emission Control System System The exhaust emission control system includes a secondary air injection system, The PGM-FI system has four subsystems: an ignition timing control system, a Air Intake, Engine Control, Fuel Control, PGM-FI system and two oxidation and Exhaust Control.
  • Page 204 Emission Control Systems Secondary Air Injection System Evaporative Emission Control System (California only) The secondary air injection system introduces filtered air into the exhaust This motorcycle complies with the gases in the exhaust port. The secondary requirements of the California Air air injection system helps improve Resources Board (CARB) evaporative emission control performance.
  • Page 205 If you are aware of any of the following crankcase emissions into the atmosphere. symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and Blow-by gas is returned to the combustion repaired by your authorized Honda chamber through the air cleaner and the motorcycle dealer. intake manifold.
  • Page 206 Emission Control Systems Noise Emission Control System AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TAMPERING WITH THE NOISE TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE CONTROL SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED: THE FOLLOWING ACTS: U. S. federal law prohibits, or Canadian Removal of, or puncturing the muffler, provincial laws may prohibit the following baffles, header pipes or any other acts or the causing thereof: ( ) The component which conducts exhaust...
  • Page 207 Emission Control Systems Fuel Permeation Emission Control System This vehicle complies with the Fuel Permeation Emission Control regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada (EC). The fuel tank, fuel hoses, and fuel vapor charge hoses used on this vehicle incorporate fuel permeation control technologies.
  • Page 208: Catalytic Converters

    Park your motorcycle away from gasses without affecting the metals. high grasses, dry leaves, or other flammables. Catalytic converters act on HC and CO. Replacement parts must be original Honda parts or equivalents. Technical Information...
  • Page 209 Catalytic Converters Defective catalytic converters contribute If your engine is misfiring, backfiring, to air pollution, and can impair your stalling, or otherwise not running engine’s performance. Follow these properly, stop riding and turn off the guidelines to protect your motorcycle’s engine.
  • Page 210: Oxygenated Fuels

    Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are being The following are the EPA-approved blended with alcohol or an ether percentages of oxygenates: compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as oxygenated ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10% fuels. To meet clean air standards, some by Volume areas of the United States and Canada use You may use gasoline containing up to...
  • Page 211 Oxygenated Fuels METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol) Fuel system damage or performance 5% by Volume problems resulting from the use of an You may use gasoline containing oxygenated fuel containing more than the methanol containing up to 5% methanol percentages of oxygenates mentioned by volume as long as it also contains above are not covered under warranty.
  • Page 212: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......Service Manual. Warranty Service ........ Contacting Honda ....... Your Honda Dealer ......The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) .........
  • Page 213: Authorized Manuals

    The Service Manual used by your authorized dealer is available from Helm, Inc. (USA only, Canada: See your dealer to order authorized manuals.) Also available but not necessary to service your model is the Honda Common Service Manual which explains theory of operation and basic service information for various systems common to all Honda motorcycles, motor scooters and ATVs.
  • Page 214 Order On-Line: www.helminc.com Order Toll Free: 1-888-CYCLE93 (1-888-292-5393) (NOTE: For Credit Card Orders Only) Monday Friday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM EST − − By completing this form you can order the materials desired. You can pay by check or money order, or charge to your credit card. Mail to Helm, Inc. at the address shown on the back of this order form (USA only).
  • Page 215 NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent. Customer Name Attention Street address/P. O. BOX Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.
  • Page 216: Warranty Coverage

    Please read the Warranties Booklet given Almost all of your warranty coverage can to you by your Honda dealer at the time of be extended through the Honda Protection purchase. Be sure to keep your Honda Plan (USA only).
  • Page 217: Warranty Service

    If you aren’t satisfied with your your motorcycle, call the service dealer’s handling of the situation, we department of your Honda dealer. Make suggest you discuss your problem with the an appointment for an inspection and appropriate member of the dealership’s diagnosis.
  • Page 218: Contacting Honda

    If you wish to comment on your We will likely ask your dealer to respond, experiences with your Honda or with your or possibly acknowledge your comments dealer, please send your comments to the directly.
  • Page 219: Your Honda Dealer

    Once you purchase your new Honda, get and products available from the parts familiar with the organization of your department. Honda dealer so you can utilize the full range of services available. The sales department offers the Honda Protection Plan to extend almost all of The service department is there to perform your warranty coverage (USA only).
  • Page 220: The Honda Rider's Club (usa Only)

    The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) You may be eligible for a Honda Rider’s Club of America (HRCA) membership with the purchase of your new Honda. You can log on to the HRCA Clubhouse website for details at www.hrca.honda. com.
  • Page 221: Reporting Safety Defects

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Consumer Information...
  • Page 222 Consumer Information...
  • Page 223: Index

    ..........95 select and reset ..13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 air pressure, tires ........121 American Honda, contacting ....211 apparel, protective ........30 appearance care ........135 capacity, fuel .........
  • Page 224 Index coolant ............ . 91 crankcase breather ........97 customer service ........211 emission control systems ..... . 194 engine, flooded ..........43 defects, reporting safety (USA only) . 214 low oil pressure ........ . 172 digital clock .......
  • Page 225 ........79 dealer ..........212 fuses ............173 Rider’s Club ........213 Honda service manual ......206 horn button ..........28 gap, spark plug ........108 gasohol ..........203 gasoline ..........
  • Page 226 Index limit, weight ..........37 load limits ..........37 loading guidelines ........37 identification, vehicle ......182 lock, steering .......... . 50 ignition cut-off system, low oil pressure indicator ..13, 18, 172 bank angle ..........
  • Page 227 Index maximum weight limit ......37 oxygenated fuels ........203 modifications ........... parking ........... . 49 neutral indicator ....... . 13, 18 PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp numbers, serial ........182 (MIL) ..........13, 16 pinging, engine ........
  • Page 228 (USA only) . 214 reporting defects (USA only) ... 214 rider training ........3, 32 riding precautions ....... 40 Rider’s Club, Honda ......213 schedule, maintenance ......64 riding, seat removal ..........77 sensor, bank angle .........
  • Page 229 Index side stand ..........129 rear suspension spring pre-load ..111 side stand ignition cut-off system . 41, 129 switch, spark knock ..........78 engine stop ......... . 26 spark plugs ..........107 headlight dimmer ....... .
  • Page 230 Index tripmeter ....... 13, 17, 19, 21 trouble, unexpected ......151 troubleshooting, starting ...... . 153 turn signal indicator ......13, 16 warranty, coverage ..........209 extended ..........209 service ..........210 vehicle identification no. (VIN) . 182, 183 washing your motorcycle ....
  • Page 231: Quick Reference

    Honda. You’ll also find space to record important notes. The engine of your Honda can be the most expensive component to repair. Proper maintenance, especially the use of the recommended fluids and filters, prevents premature wear and damage.
  • Page 232 Quick Reference Engine No. Ignition Key No. Color Label Owner’s Name Address City/State Phone Dealer’s Name Address City/State Phone Service Mgr. Quick Reference...
  • Page 233 Engine Oil API Service Classification SG or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil or equivalent Maximum 401 lb (182 kg) Weight...
  • Page 234 DPR8EA 9 (NGK) − X24EPR U9 (DENSO) − Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water main: Fuses 30 A 15 A other: 20 A, 10 A...
  • Page 235 Quick Reference These symbols are used in Controls & Features section: SYMBOL COMPONENT SEE PAGE START button engine stop switch − engine stop switch − headlight dimmer switch − headlight dimmer switch − turn signal switch horn button Quick Reference...

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