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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 gauge,
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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  • 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 ...... Why your motorcycle needs regular ID numbers, technical specifications, 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 2009 Honda NSA700A 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 California to cause cancer and birth motorcycle best and is dedicated to your defects or other reproductive harm. complete satisfaction. Please report any change of address or ownership to your Honda dealer so we will be able to contact you concerning important product information. Introduction...
  • 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: Important Safety Information

    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 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 accidents. Never ride beyond properly maintained and in safe riding your personal abilities or faster than condition.
  • Page 12 Improper accessories or accessories. modifications can cause a crash in Check with your Honda dealer for which you can be seriously hurt or assistance and always follow these killed. guidelines:...
  • Page 13 Accessories & Modifications Do not add any electrical equipment Modifications that will exceed the motorcycle’s electrical system capacity (page A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights We strongly advise you not to remove any or engine power (page original equipment or modify your Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your motorcycle in any way that would change...
  • Page 14: 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 Honda dealer for a replacement. Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 15 Safety Labels Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 16: Table Of Contents

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ... gauge, indicators, and controls you would Gauge, Indicators & Displays ....normally use before or while riding your Fuel Gauge .......... motorcycle. Speedometer ........Odometer/Tripmeter A & B ....
  • Page 17 Instruments & Controls Controls & Features ........ Ignition Switch ........Start Button ......... Engine Stop Switch ......N-D Shift Switch ........ Mode Select Switch ......Headlight Dimmer Switch ....Turn Signal Switch ......Horn Button ........RESET Button ........SEL Button .........
  • Page 18: Instruments & Controls

    Operation Component Locations ignition switch mode select switch engine stop switch shift switch front brake lever turn signal switch throttle grip horn button N-D shift switch start button headlight dimmer switch hazard switch Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 19 Operation Component Locations storage compartment for U-shaped anti-theft lock owner’s manual tool kit parking brake lever passenger footpeg rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20 Operation Component Locations rear suspension spring preload adjuster helmet holder side stand passenger footpeg Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21: Gauge, Indicators & Displays

    Gauge, Indicators & Displays The gauge, indicators and displays on your (1) tachometer motorcycle keep you informed, alert you (2) odometer/tripmeter display to possible problems, and make your (3) speedometer riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (4) fuel gauge the gauge, indicators and displays (5) tachometer red zone frequently.
  • Page 22 Gauge, Indicators & Displays (12) high coolant temperature indicator (13) high beam indicator (14) PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) (15) neutral indicator (16) low oil level/pressure indicator (17) Anti-Lock Brake System indicator (18) (ABS) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) parking brake indicator (19) SEL button (19)
  • Page 23 Lamp goes off when you turn the ignition switch Check. ON and engine stop switch is at RUN. If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer check for problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 24 The displays are identified in the table on pages with the words: − Display Check. (1) speedometer If any part of these displays does not come (2) tachometer on when it should, have your Honda dealer check for problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 25 Gauge, Indicators & Displays tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Display Check. odometer/tripmeter The display includes the following functions: display Display Check. odometer Shows the total miles or kilometers ridden (page tripmeter A & B Shows the number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter.
  • Page 26 Gauge, Indicators & Displays right turn signal indicator Flashes when the right turn signal operates. (green) left turn signal indicator Flashes when the left turn signal operates. (green) digital clock Shows hour and minute (page Display Check. If the engine oil level can not be detected for long periods, the digital clock will change to the OIL- check display (page D mode indicator...
  • Page 27 ON and the engine stop switch is at RUN. If the indicator comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take your motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as possible. Lamp Check. neutral indicator (green) Lights when the transmission is in neutral.
  • Page 28 Gauge, Indicators & Displays low oil level/pressure This indicator has two lighting patterns. indicator (red) Lights when engine oil pressure is low enough to cause engine damage. Flashes when engine oil level is less than specified capacity. If the low oil level/pressure indicator lights or flashes during operation, pull safely to the side of the road.
  • Page 29 Gauge, Indicators & Displays anti-lock brake system Lights when there is any abnormality in the anti-lock (ABS) indicator (amber) brake system (ABS). Normally, this indicator comes on when the ignition switch is turned ON, and goes off after you ride the motorcycle at a speed above 6 mph (10 km/h).
  • Page 30: Fuel Gauge

    Gauge, Indicators & Displays Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge liquid crystal display ( ) shows the approximate fuel supply available in a graduated display. When segment F ( ) goes on, the fuel tank capacity is: 3.96 US gal (15.0 ) When segment E ( ) flashes, you should refill the tank as soon as possible.
  • Page 31 Gauge, Indicators & Displays Fuel Gauge Failure Indication When the fuel system has an error, all segments will blink. If this occurs, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 32: Speedometer

    Gauge, Indicators & Displays Speedometer The speedometer ( ) shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour. (1) speedometer Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 33: Odometer/tripmeter A & B

    Gauge, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter A & B The odometer ( ) shows the total miles or kilometers ridden. The tripmeter A ( ) and tripmeter B ( ) show number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter. To select the odometer, tripmeter A or tripmeter B, push the SEL button ( ).
  • Page 34: Changing The Speed And Mileage Unit

    Gauge, Indicators & Displays Changing the Speed and Mileage Unit The speedometer displays ‘‘mph’’ or ‘‘km/h.’’ The odometer/tripmeter displays ‘‘mile’’ or ‘‘km.’’ To select ‘‘mph’’/‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km/h’’/ ‘‘km,’’ push and hold the RESET button ( ) for more than 2 seconds with the display in the odometer mode.
  • Page 35: Digital Clock

    Gauge, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock Shows hour and minute. This motorcycle is able to detect the engine oil level. If the system can not read the engine oil level for long periods, the digital clock ( ) will change to the OIL- check display (page To adjust the time, proceed as follows: Turn the ignition switch ON.
  • Page 36 Gauge, Indicators & Displays To set the hour, push the RESET button Push the SEL button. The minute until the desired hour and AM/PM are display will start flashing. displayed. The time is advanced by one hour, each time the button is pushed. Quick setting push and hold the −...
  • Page 37 Gauge, Indicators & Displays To set the minute, push the RESET To end the adjustment, push the SEL button until the desired minute is button or turn the ignition switch OFF. displayed. The minute display will The display will stop flashing return to ‘‘00’’...
  • Page 38 Gauge, Indicators & Displays OIL-Check Display If you keep riding your motorcycle for If the ignition switch is turned ON while more than 1,553 miles (2,500 km) in the the motorcycle is on a slope, and it is tilted condition where the engine oil level up or down to the front, back, or either cannot be detected properly, the digital side, the engine oil level may not be...
  • Page 39 ON. Make sure that the digital clock is displayed. If the OIL-check display does not return to the digital clock, contact your Honda dealer immediately. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 40: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features FRONT Ignition Switch The ignition switch ( ) is used for starting and stopping the engine (page ) and to lock the steering for theft prevention (page ). Insert the key and turn it to the right for the ON position. Push down on the key and turn it to the left to the LOCK (steering lock) position.
  • Page 41: 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 42: N-d Shift Switch

    Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the N-D Shift Switch ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF ( ), the headlight, taillight and license light will remain on, resulting The N-D shift switch ( ) is below the in battery discharge.
  • Page 43: Mode Select Switch

    Controls & Features Mode Select Switch Headlight Dimmer Switch To shift between the automatic shift mode The headlight dimmer switch ( ) is used and 6-speed manual mode, press the mode to change between the high and low beams select switch ( ). of the headlight.
  • Page 44: Turn Signal Switch

    Controls & Features Turn Signal Switch Horn Button The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal The horn is used to alert other motorists. a turn or a lane change. To operate, move To operate, push the horn button ( ). the switch all the way in the proper RESET Button direction and release it.
  • Page 45: Sel Button

    Controls & Features SEL Button Shift Switch The SEL button is used to select odometer, LEFT HANDLEBAR tripmeter A or tripmeter B. To select from one tripmeter to the other, push the button (page The SEL button is also used to set the digital clock (page (1) shift switch (2) shift switch ( )
  • Page 46: Parking Brake Lock

    Controls & Features When the Automatic Shift Mode is Parking Brake Lock selected Press the shift switch ( ) to select the D mode or S mode. Be sure the parking brake is applied while starting and warming up the engine. When the 6-speed Manual Mode is The parking brake lock will not function if selected...
  • Page 47 Controls & Features To Release the Parking Brake Lock RIGHT SIDE Release the parking brake lever ( ) while lightly pulling in the lever. Before riding, check that the parking brake indicator is turned OFF and make sure that the rear brake is fully released so there is no drag on the rear wheel.
  • Page 48: Hazard Switch

    Controls & Features If the switch is OFF position for more Hazard Switch than two seconds, and you push the switch again, the turn signals will not blink. The hazard switch ( ) should be used only when the motorcycle is stopped under emergency or hazardous condition.
  • Page 49: Hft

    Controls & Features Be sure to turn the switch off when the hazard warning is no longer required, or (Human-Friendly Transmission) the turn signals will not work properly and may confuse other drivers. HFT is a hydraulic mechanical automatic transmission. It is a computerized control system with neutral and two selectable modes, automatic shift mode and 6-speed manual mode.
  • Page 50 Controls & Features Automatic Shift Mode 6-speed Manual Mode In this mode the transmission will In this mode, the rider can shift up and automatically between low speed and high down manually in six-stages by using the speed, depending on the throttle opening up shift and down shift switches.
  • Page 51 Controls & Features To switch modes between neutral and each drive mode, use the switches of the right and left handlebars as shown in the illustration. Refer to following pages for more information. D mode Neutral 6-speed Manual Mode (idling state) Switch Switch Mode...
  • Page 52 Controls & Features Switching Between Neutral and Automatic Shift Mode or 6-speed Manual Mode When you operate the N-D shift switch ( ), make sure of the following: Your motorcycle is stopped. The engine is running. The throttle is fully closed. The HFT can only be switched between neutral and the D mode when idling.
  • Page 53 Controls & Features To switch the transmission into D mode: Press and hold the D (drive) side ( ) of the N-D shift switch until the neutral indicator ( ) turns off and the D mode indicator ( ) comes on. (1) N-D shift switch (3) neutral indicator (2) N-D shift switch (D)
  • Page 54 Controls & Features To switch the transmission into neutral: Press and hold the N (neutral) side ( ) of the N-D shift switch in each drive mode until the D mode indicator ( ), S mode indicator ( ) or gear position indicator ( ) disappears and the neutral indicator ( ) turns on.
  • Page 55 Controls & Features Switching D Mode and S Mode When the Automatic Shift Mode is Selected Press the shift switch ( ) to change the D mode and the S mode while the automatic shift mode is selected. Switching D mode to S mode: Press the down shift switch ( ) ( ) to −...
  • Page 56 Controls & Features Switching Between Automatic Shift Mode and 6-speed Manual Mode Switching Automatic Shif t Mode to 6- speed Manual Mode: Press the mode select switch ( ). The gear position indicator ( ) appears in the instrument panel to show the selected gear position.
  • Page 57 Controls & Features Switching 6-speed Manual Mode to Automatic Shif t Mode: Press the mode select switch ( ). The shift indicator ( ) goes off and the D mode indicator ( ) or S mode indicator ( ) appears. When switching from 6-speed manual mode to automatic shift mode, the drive mode changes depending on the last selection.
  • Page 58 Controls & Features Shifting When the 6-speed Manual Mode is Selected Press the shift switch to shift gears when the 6-speed manual mode is selected. The shift indicator ( ) shows the gear position. When the 6-speed manual mode is selected, shifting is not automatic.
  • Page 59 6-speed manual mode will not Operating the shift switch ( ) or ( ) function. See your Honda dealer as soon + − once changes one gear. The sequential as possible.
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 62 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 63: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for We urge all riders to take a certified comfort as well as protection. course approved by the Motorcycle Safety Bright-colored and reflective clothing Foundation (MSF). New riders should can help make you more noticeable in start with the basic course, and even traffic.
  • Page 64: 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 65 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 66 Brakes press on the brake pedal to Remember, be sure to take care of any check that they operate problem you find, or have your Honda normally. dealer correct it before you ride. Turn the ignition on and Gauge &...
  • Page 67: 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 68: Load Limits

    344 lbs (156 kg) includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo, and all accessories. If you wish to carry more cargo, check with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding accessories on page Before Riding...
  • Page 69: Loading

    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 70: Basic Operation & Riding

    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 and Preparation .......... brakes. It also provides important Starting Procedure ......
  • Page 71: Safe Riding Precautions

    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 72: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting Do not use the electric starter for more procedure described below. than 5 seconds at a time. Release the start button for approximately 10 seconds For your safety, avoid starting or operating before pressing it again.
  • Page 73: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine The transmission is in neutral (neutral Starting Procedure indicator is ON). The low oil level/pressure indicator is This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine The ABS indicator light is ON. with an automatic choke. Follow the The PGM-FI malfunction indicator procedure indicated below.
  • Page 74: 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 75: 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, press and hold the N (neutral) side of the N-D shift switch until the neutral indicator comes on, and turn the ignition switch OFF.
  • Page 76: Riding

    Riding To prevent unexpected movement, To unlock the rear wheel, release the make sure the throttle is closed and the parking brake lever ( ). parking brake is locked (page Mount the motorcycle from the left side keeping at least one foot on the ground to steady the motorcycle.
  • Page 77 Riding While the engine is idling, press and hold the D (drive) side ( ) of the N-D shift switch until the neutral indicator ( ) turns off and the D mode indicator ( ) comes on. (2) N-D shift switch (D) (3) neutral indicator (4) D mode indicator Basic Operation &...
  • Page 78 Riding To accelerate, open the throttle ( ) To decelerate, close the throttle. gradually. The motorcycle will move forward. Do not blip (rapidly open and close) the throttle as the motorcycle will move forward suddenly. OPEN CLOSE (cont’d) (5) throttle Basic Operation &...
  • Page 79 Riding To slow the motorcycle, reduce the throttle and apply the front ( ) and rear ( ) brakes together. Using only one brake reduces stopping performance. (6) front brake lever (7) rear brake pedal Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 80: Riding With Hft

    Riding Riding with HFT Automatic Shift Mode In this mode the transmission shifts automatically depending on the throttle opening and the vehicle speed. Within automatic shift mode, D mode and S mode can be selected. Operate the shift switch ( ) on the left handlebar control to change between D mode and S mode depending on riding circumstances.
  • Page 81 Riding 6-speed Manual Mode Downshif ting sequence: In this mode you can manually shift To downshift transmission, press the down between 1st and 6th speed by operating shift switch ( ) ( ) once. − the shift switch. When passing, shift down for more powerful acceleration.
  • Page 82 Riding Proper shifting will provide better fuel SHIFTING UP economy. When changing gears under normal conditions, use these recommended shift SHIFTING DOWN points: Shif ting Up: From 1st to 2nd: 16 mph (25 km/h) From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph (30 km/h) From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph (40 km/h) From 4th to 5th:...
  • Page 83 If you have any trouble shifting or hear a noise, see your Honda dealer. When riding on a slippery road, shifting down may cause some wheel slip. Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 84: Braking

    Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with a To slow or stop, apply the brake lever and Combined Braking System. Operating the brake pedal smoothly. front brake lever applies the front brake. Operating the rear brake pedal applies the Gradually increase braking as you feel the rear brake and a portion of the front brake.
  • Page 85 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 86: Anti-lock Brake System (abs)

    Braking ride at reasonable speeds for weather, road Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) surface, and traffic conditions, and to leave a margin of safety. This model is also equipped with an Anti- lock Brake System (ABS) designed to help ABS is self-checking and is always on. prevent wheel lock up during hard braking on uneven or other poor surfaces while ABS may be activated by riding over a...
  • Page 87: Abs Indicator

    However, you should have the system checked by Normally, this indicator comes on when Honda dealer as soon as possible. the ignition is turned ON, and goes off after you ride the motorcycle at a speed The ABS indicator may come on if you above 6 mph (10 km/h).
  • Page 88: 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 89 Parking Use the steering lock, which locks the FRONT handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar To lock all the way to the left. Push in on the ignition key ( ) and turn it to LOCK. Remove the key. (To unlock the steering lock, insert and push down on the key and turn it to the right to the OFF position.) To unlock...
  • Page 90 Parking Install the rear seat and lock it LEFT REAR securely. Remove the helmet holder wire and store it in the tool kit when it is not used. Riding with a helmet attached to the holder can interfere with the (2) helmet holder wire (4) helmet holder rear wheel or suspension and...
  • Page 91: 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 The rear fender has a storage garage whenever possible. If a garage compartment to store a U-shaped lock isn’t available, park in a concealed area under the rear seat.
  • Page 92 Parking UNDER REAR SEAT Keep your owner’s manual, current registration, and insurance information with your motorcycle. This will make it easier for the authorities to find you if your motorcycle is stolen and recovered. Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 93: 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 94: 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 95 Servicing Your Honda Engine Service Preparations Maintenance Component Locations . Throttle ..........Tool Kit ..........Spark Plugs ......... Owner’s Manual Storage ....Seat Removal ........Chassis Right Side Cover Removal ....Suspension .......... Rear Cowl Removal ......Brakes ..........Under Cowl Removal ......
  • Page 96 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 97: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your motorcycle overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some of the repairs yourself.
  • Page 98: 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 99: 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 100 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 101: 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 102 Make sure the headlight, brakelight, taillight, license light, and turn signals are working properly. Freeplay Check the freeplay of the 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 103: Maintenance Schedule

    We recommend that you have your Honda dealer perform these The service intervals in this Maintenance tasks unless you have advanced Schedule are based on average riding mechanical skills and the required tools conditions.
  • Page 104 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 105 R: replace unusually wet or dusty areas. Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle. California type only. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 106 HFT OIL FILTER (ELEMENT) * ENGINE IDLE SPEED − Should be serviced by your Honda 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 107 − SYSTEM * EVAPORATIVE EMISSION − CONTROL SYSTEM Should be serviced by your Honda 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 108 STEERING HEAD − BEARINGS Should be serviced by your Honda 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 Honda dealer.
  • Page 109: 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 110 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 111: Maintenance Component Locations

    Maintenance Component Locations front brake fluid reservoir mode select switch front brake lever throttle grip fuel fill lid Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 112 Maintenance Component Locations owner’s manual storage compartment tool kit spark plug rear brake fluid reservoir coolant reserve oil filler cap tank cap front brake caliper coolant reserve tank rear brake pedal crankcase breather tube dipstick Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 113 Maintenance Component Locations rear suspension spring preload adjuster final gear oil filler cap main fuse HFT fuse air cleaner element battery fuse box spark plug side stand oil drain bolt final gear oil drain plug rear brake caliper Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 114: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tool kit ( ) is stored under the rear seat (page An optional, larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department. UNDER REAR SEAT (1) tool kit Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 115: Owner's Manual Storage

    ( ) in the owner’s manual storage compartment ( ) under the rear seat (page Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. (1) plastic storage bag (2) owner’s manual storage compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116: Seat Removal

    (1) rear seat (5) seat hook Be sure the seat is locked securely in (2) ignition key (6) frame prongs position after installation. (3) seat lock (7) guide hooks (4) prongs Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117 ( ) into the recesses and the rear tabs ( ) into the rear stays ( ) on the frame, and tighten the mounting bolts securely. Install the rear seat. (1) front seat (4) rear tabs (2) mounting bolts (5) rear stays (3) front tabs Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118: Right Side Cover Removal

    By pulling up the right side cover, pull out the lower prong ( ) from the lower (1) right side cover (4) upper grommets grommet ( ). (2) notch (5) lower prong (3) upper prongs (6) lower grommet Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119: Rear Cowl Removal

    The right and left rear cowls can be removed in the same manner. Removal Remove the rear seat (page Remove the clips A ( ) and rear center cowl ( ). (1) clips A (2) center cowl (3) screw A (4) screws B Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 120 (10) Remove the upper tab ( ) on the center of the rear cowl from the hook ( LEFT SIDE (10) (5) clips A (8) grommet(s) (6) rear cowl (9) upper tab (cont’d) (7) prong(s) (10) hook Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121 Rear Cowl Removal While sliding the rear cowl back, RIGHT SIDE remove the rear tabs ( ) from the rear fender and remove the rear cowl. (11) (11) (11) rear tabs Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 122 Rear Cowl Removal Installation Attach the rear cowl in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the screw A and screws B. Install the rear center cowl and clips A. Install the rear seat (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123: Under Cowl Removal

    Be careful not to burn yourself. removing the step board mounting bolts ( ). (4) screw (5) under cowl cover (1) muffler cover (3) rubber cap (6) right step board (2) muffler cover bolt (7) step board mounting bolts Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124 (10) 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) muffler cover bolts: 7 lbf·ft (9 N·m , 0.9 kgf·m) (8) clips B (11) right under cowl (9) bolt A (12) rear brake pedal (10) bolts B Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 125: Front Cowl Removal

    Disconnect the connector ( ). (10) (1) rubber dust cover (4) bolts A (2) connector (9) metal plate (3) rear view mirror (10) arrow mark (5) bolt B (7) clips B assembly (6) clip A (8) front cowl Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 Install the rear view mirror assembly. Install the metal plate ( ) with its arrow mark ( ) facing towards the front. Install the front seat (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127: Clip Removal

    Clip Removal Removal Installation Remove the pin with a Phillips Insert the clip into the hole. screwdriver. Push the pin in. Pull out the clip from the hole. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 128 Press down on the center pin to release Push the bottom of the pin. the lock. Insert the clip into the hole. Pull the clip out of the hole. Lightly press down on the center pin to lock the clip. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129: Fuel

    The use of leaded gas will damage the for concern. catalytic converter. If pinging or spark knock occurs at a steady engine speed under normal load, change brands of gasoline. If pinging or spark knock persists, consult your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 130: Fuel Capacity

    E segment in the fuel gauge flashes. (1) ignition key (3) fuel fill cap (2) fuel fill lid (4) filler neck Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill lid ( ) and turn it clockwise. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 131 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 132: 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 133 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 134 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 135 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 136 Remove the dipstick ( ) and wipe it clean. Hold the motorcycle in an upright position. Insert the dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) dipstick (3) lower level mark (cont’d) (2) upper level mark (4) oil filler cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137 ( ) –– remove the oil specific performance requirements. Use a filler cap ( ) and add the new Honda Genuine oil filter or a filter of recommended oil until it reaches the equal quality specified for your model.
  • Page 138 (page ). If you do not have the skills or the tools, see your Honda dealer. Drain the Engine Oil: Park the motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 139 (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) engine oil filter Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 140 Check that the oil filter cover O-ring ( ) is in good condition and then install the spring and new oil filter. Use the Honda Genuine oil filter or an equivalent filter specified for your model. Other filters not specified for your model may not filter impurities properly.
  • Page 141 Engine Oil & Filter Use only the Honda Genuine HFT oil Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the filter or a filter of equivalent quality rubber seal ( ) of a new oil filter. specified for your model. Using the wrong...
  • Page 142 Check that there are no oil leaks. Install the right under cowl (page Install the right side cover (page If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 143: 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 144 (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 145: Coolant Replacement

    Saf ety Precautions ( ) level marks. If the reserve tank is empty, or if Coolant should be replaced by your Honda coolant loss is excessive, check for dealer, unless you have the proper tools leaks and see your Honda dealer for and service data and are mechanically repair.
  • Page 146 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 147: Air Cleaner

    Your Honda dealer can help you determine the correct service interval for your riding conditions. Improper or lack of proper air cleaner maintenance can cause poor perf ormance Your motorcycle’s air cleaner has very...
  • Page 148 Thoroughly clean the inside of the air cleaner case ( ). Install a new air cleaner. Install the removed parts in reverse order of removal. (1) screws (3) air cleaner (2) air cleaner (4) air cleaner case housing cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 149: 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 150: Final Drive Oil

    ( ), and remove the final gear cover ( ). (weight) Checking & Adding Oil Refer to on page Saf ety Precautions LEFT REAR (1) bolt A (4) grommet (2) bolt B (5) final gear cover (cont’d) (3) prong Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 151 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) Install the final gear cover. Tighten the bolt A and B to the specified torque: 7 lbf·ft (9 N·m , 0.9 kgf·m) (6) oil filler cap (7) oil filler inspection hole Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 152 (or a new washer, if necessary) and tighten it to the specified torque: 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) (1) bolt A (4) grommet (2) bolt B (5) final gear cover (cont’d) (3) prong Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 153 (7) oil filler cap (9) oil filler inspection hole 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) Install the final gear cover. Tighten the bolt A and B to the specified torque: 7 lbf·ft (9 N·m , 0.9 kgf·m) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 154: Throttle

    Loosen the lock nut ( ). Turn the adjuster ( ). Tighten the lock nut. After adjustment, check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions. (1) lock nut (2) adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 155: 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 Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 156: Spark Plugs

    Using spark plugs with an improper heat center electrode, never use a ‘‘leaf-type range can cause engine damage. feeler gauge.’’ Do not adjust the spark plug gap. If the gap is out of specification, replace the spark plug with a new one. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 157 Make sure that the 0.90 mm wire-type feeler gauge cannot be inserted between the spark plug gap ( ). If the gauge can be inserted into the gap, replace the plug with a new one. (1) spark plug cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 158 (2) spark plug gap Reinstall the spark plug cap. Take care Tighten each spark plug: to avoid pinching any cables or wires. If the old plug is good: 1/8 turn after it seats. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 159: 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 160: Rear Suspension Adjustment

    To adjust, use an appropriable pin spanner or see your Honda dealer. Do not attempt to disassemble, service, or dispose of the damper; see your Honda dealer. The instructions found in this owner’s manual are limited to adjustments 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 of the shock assembly only.
  • Page 161 Position 1: for a light load and smooth road conditions. Position 2: standard position. Positions 3 to 7: for when the motorcycle is more heavily loaded. (Also increase spring pre-load for stiffer rear suspension.) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 162: Brakes

    Brakes The hydraulic braking systems on your air in the brake system. See your Honda motorcycle dissipate the heat generated by dealer to have the air bled from the system. the friction of the brake pads on the brake Front Brake Lever Adjustment discs as the wheels are slowed.
  • Page 163 Apply the brake, release it, then spin the wheel and check that it rotates freely. The recommended brake fluid is Honda Repeat this procedure several times. DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container.
  • Page 164: Fluid Level Inspection

    Saf ety Precautions doctor. If it comes in contact with your If your inspection indicates a low fluid skin, wash with clean water and, if level, have your Honda dealer add the necessary, call a doctor. recommended brake fluid. RIGHT HANDLEBAR...
  • Page 165 (3) LOWER level mark Place your motorcycle in an upright Other Inspections position on a firm, level surface. Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 166: Brake Pad Wear

    Always inspect both pads in both the right and left brake calipers. (1) cutouts Check the cutout ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 167 Brakes Rear Brake Check the cutout ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for LEFT REAR this service. (1) cutouts Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 168 Stop the engine and push your motorcycle while fully pulling the parking brake lever ( ) to check the efficacy of the parking brake. If adjustment is necessary, have the brake adjusted by your Honda dealer for this service. (1) parking brake lever Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 169: Tires

    Overinflated tires make owner’s manual regarding tire your motorcycle ride harshly, are more inflation and maintenance. prone to damage from road hazards, and wear unevenly. The following pages give detailed information on how and when to check Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 170 2.50 kgf/cm ) inflated. Always check air pressure when your tires are ‘‘cold’’, after the motorcycle has been parked for at least three hours. If you check air pressure when your tires are Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 171 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 172 (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 (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 173 This indicates that the tire meets − all requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Factory code ×××× − Tire type code ×××× − 22 07 Date of manufacture − Year Week TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE (1) tire identification number (TIN) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 174: Tire Repair

    As discussed below, a tire that is (For more information on temporary repaired, either temporarily or repairs, see If You Have a Flat Tire, permanently, will have lower speed and page performance limits than a new or undamaged tire. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 175: Tire Replacement

    If you have a tire professionally repaired at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 176 This can cause a ROADSMART K crash in which you can be BRIDGESTONE BT021R G seriously hurt or killed. radial-ply, tubeless type Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s manual. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 177 Have the wheel balanced after the tire is at a non-Honda facility, we recommend installed. that you have the work checked by your Have the tire replaced by your Honda Honda dealer. dealer if possible. Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire on this motorcycle.
  • Page 178: Side Stand

    The engine should stop as you lower the side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, (1) side stand spring see your Honda 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.
  • Page 179: 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 180: Battery Storage

    You will get the best storage results from removing the battery and slow (trickle) Wear protective clothing and a charging it every 30 days (see face shield, or have a skilled Battery page mechanic do the battery Charging, maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 181 + lead ( ). Pull the battery ( ) out of the battery box. (1) bolt (2) collar (3) battery holder (4) negative ( ) terminal lead − (5) positive ( ) terminal lead + (6) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 182 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 183 An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause permanent damage. (1) ‘‘trickle’’ charger Be sure to read the information that came with your battery charger and follow the instructions on the battery. Improper charging may damage the battery. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 184: 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 185 (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 186 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 187 Avoid using spray cleaner products on the If the inside of the headlight lens appears tires or suspension components. clouded immediately after washing, it should clear after a few minutes of riding. Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s) follow: Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 188 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 189 These or cleaners containing abrasives or can damage or discolor the paint. chemical compounds. To keep your Honda looking new, clean After washing, rinse with plenty of water and polish it frequently. and dry with a clean cloth.
  • Page 190 Dry with chamois or a soft towel. If necessary, remove heat stains by using a commercially available fine texture compound. Then rinse by the same manner as removing mud or dust. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 191 Appearance Care If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped Finishing Touches or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch- up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Refer to on page Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color Saf ety Precautions...
  • Page 192: 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 193: Storing Your Honda

    For more information about storage, refer Change the engine oil and filter to the (page Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage available from your Honda dealer Make sure the cooling system is filled Guide, (USA only). with a 50/50% antifreeze solution (page We suggest you perform the following Fill the fuel tank.
  • Page 194 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 195 Storing Your Honda Remove the battery and charge it fully. Store your motorcycle in an unheated Store it in an area protected from area, free of dampness, away from freezing temperatures and direct sunlight, with a minimum of daily sunlight. Slow charge the battery temperature variation.
  • Page 196: Removal From Storage

    –– change the engine oil (page If your motorcycle has been stored for more than two months –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required. Install the battery.
  • Page 197: 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 198: You & The Environment

    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 199 Tips...
  • Page 200: 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 201: 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 202: If Your Engine Quits Or Won't Start

    If you have a problem starting the symptom. but the engine won’t start engine or experience poor engine − performance the following information − may help you. If you can’t correct the problem, see your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 203 (or dead) battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. faulty starter motor If all possible causes are negative, the starter motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 204 F looded Engine (page loose or unconnected spark Install the spark plug caps securely. If the engine plug caps still won’t start, see your Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ).
  • Page 205 , page SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls See your Honda dealer. overheating Check the high coolant temperature indicator. If Y our Engine Overheats, Refer to page low oil pressure Check the low oil level/pressure indicator.
  • Page 206 If applicable, switch to the recommended octane load gasoline (page ) or change your brand of gasoline. If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. afterfires (backfires) May damage catalytic converter. See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after May damage catalytic converter.
  • Page 207: If You Have A Flat Tire

    If a tire has a major puncture or a cut in the tread or sidewall, or the bead has come loose from the rim, there is probably not much you can do except have your motorcycle transported to a Honda dealer Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 208 If You Have a Flat Tire repaired. Stop frequently and check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it may be unsafe to continue riding. As the Riding your motorcycle with a tire gets low, it will affect the handling of temporary tire repair can be risky.
  • Page 209 If You Have a Flat Tire Inflate the tire: Tubeless tires have Should You Repair or Replace a some self-sealing ability if they are Tire? punctured and the result is usually just a slow leak. If this is the case, you can try inflating the tire to see if it will hold air We strongly recommend that you replace, pressure.
  • Page 210 Refer to on page Saf ety Precautions We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 211 If You Have a Flat Tire Support the motorcycle securely and Loosen the right and left axle pinch raise the front wheel off the ground bolts ( ) and remove the front axle bolt using a safety stand or a hoist. ( ).
  • Page 212 The result will be loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the brake system will require service. See your Honda dealer for this service. (3) axle pinch bolts (5) front axle shaft Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 213 If You Have a Flat Tire Installation Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the left Install the side collars and position the fork leg to the specified torque: wheel between the fork legs. Insert the 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) front axle shaft from the left side, Tighten the front axle bolt to the through the left fork leg and wheel hub.
  • Page 214 If You Have a Flat Tire Operate the front brake and pump the Visually check that the clearances fork several times. Check for free between each surface of the brake disc wheel rotation after the brake is and the brake caliper body (not the released.
  • Page 215 If You Have a Flat Tire If a torque wrench was not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to loss of braking capability. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 216 Saf ety Precautions RIGHT REAR We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 217 If You Have a Flat Tire Loosen the muffler band bolts ( ), and Support the motorcycle securely, raise remove the muffler bracket bolt ( ) and the rear wheel off the ground. nut ( ). Remove the rear wheel nuts ( ). Remove the muffler ( ).
  • Page 218 If a torque wrench was not used for does not rotate freely. installation, see your Honda dealer as soon Operate the brake pedal and check the as possible to verify proper assembly.
  • Page 219: 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 220 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 a Honda dealer engine off. Open the fuse box (page (page ) and check the radiator fan If the temperature drops to normal, fuse.
  • Page 221: If The Low Oil Level/pressure Indicator Lights Or Flashes

    Pull safely to the side of the road. Stop If the indicator comes on, see your Honda the engine as soon as it’s safe to do so. dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 222 If the indicator stays on even if the engine by a low oil level. oil level is not low or after more engine oil is added, contact your Honda dealer as Check for an oil leak. soon as possible. Then check the oil level. If necessary,...
  • Page 223: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse is located under the rear motorcycle have fuses to protect them seat. from damage caused by excess current The HFT fuse is located under the rear flow (short circuit or overload).
  • Page 224 If a Fuse Blows UNDER REAR SEAT Main Fuse Access: To access the main fuse ( ), release the tab ( ), then remove the fuse box cover ( ). Pull the main fuse out. If it is blown ( ), install a new main fuse.
  • Page 225 If a Fuse Blows UNDER REAR SEAT HFT Fuse Access: To access the HFT fuse ( ), open the fuse box cover ( ). Pull the HFT fuse out. If it is blown ( ), install the spare HFT fuse. The spare fuse is located in the fuse box (page HFT FUSE...
  • Page 226 If a Fuse Blows UNDER FRONT SEAT Circuit Fuse Access: Remove the front seat (page Release the tabs ( ), then remove the fuse box cover ( ). To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull the old fuse out. Look for a burned wire inside the fuse.
  • Page 227 Install the rear seat. burns out in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem on your motorcycle. Leave the blown fuse in that circuit and have your motorcycle checked by your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 228: If You Crash

    Also, be sure person or vehicle is involved in the crash. to have your Honda dealer check the frame and suspension after any serious If you decide that you are capable of crash.
  • Page 229: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key number, call the dealer where you (1) key number plate purchased your Honda. They may have it listed in their records. If they don’t, Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 230: If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)

    Bump starting is also not recommended. If you can’t charge the battery or it appears unable to hold a charge, contact your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 231 Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 232: 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 Converter ......Oxygenated Fuels ....... Technical Information...
  • Page 233: Technical Information

    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 left required when you register your side of the frame.
  • Page 234 Vehicle Identification The engine number ( ) is stamped on the RIGHT SIDE left side of the engine. LEFT SIDE (2) VIN (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 235 Vehicle Identification UNDER REAR SEAT Color Label & Code The color label ( ) is attached on the frame under the rear seat. Remove the rear seat (page ) to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 236: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 92.3 in (2,345 mm) overall length 32.9 in (835 mm) overall width 43.9 in (1,115 mm) overall height 63.4 in (1,610 mm) wheelbase 5.1 in (130 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...
  • Page 237 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 238 Specifications Capacities operator, one passenger passenger capacity 344 lbs (156 kg) maximum weight capacity rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications 41.5 cu-in (680 cm ) displacement 3.19 × 2.60 in (81.0 × 66.0 mm) bore & stroke 10.0 : 1 compression ratio SIMR8A9 (NGK) spark plug...
  • Page 239 Specifications Power Transmission 1.136 primary reduction 1.400 secondary reduction 3.000 ∼ 1.000 gear ratio, HFT 2.833 final reduction final drive shaft Technical Information...
  • Page 240 Specifications Chassis & Suspension 28°30’ caster 4.3 in (110 mm) trail 130/70ZR17M/C (62W) tire size, front DUNLOP ROADSMART CQ BRIDGESTONE BT021F G 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tire size, rear DUNLOP ROADSMART K BRIDGESTONE BT021R G radial-ply, tubeless tire type 33 psi (225 kPa , 2.25 kgf/cm ) tire pressure, front (cold) 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm )
  • Page 241 Specifications Electrical − 11.2 Ah battery 0.449 kW/5,000 rpm generator Lights − (2 bulbs) headlight brake/tail light − 21/5W (front) turn signal lights − (rear) − license light Fuses main 10A, 20A, 30A other fuses Technical Information...
  • Page 242 Specifications Torque Specifications engine oil drain bolt 18 lbf·ft (25 N·m , 2.5 kgf·m) engine oil filter 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) final drive oil 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) drain bolt 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m , 1.2 kgf·m) final drive oil filler cap front wheel axle bolt...
  • Page 243: 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 244: Emission Control Systems

    Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Requirements LEFT SIDE RIGHT SIDE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada (EC) require that your motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated and maintained according to the instructions provided.
  • Page 245 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 246 Emission Control Systems PGM-FI System Exhaust Emission Control System The exhaust emission control system The PGM-FI system uses sequential includes a secondary air injection system, multiport fuel injection. It has four PGM-FI system, a three-way catalytic subsystems: Air Intake, Engine Control, converter, and heated oxygen sensor.
  • Page 247 Emission Control Systems Secondary Air Injection System Evaporative Emission Control System The secondary air injection system (California only) 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 248 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 249 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 250 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 251: Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter acts on HC, CO, the catalytic converter ineffective. and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. Keep the engine in good running condition. A poorly running engine can The catalytic converter must operate at a...
  • Page 252: 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 253 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 254: 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 255: Authorized Manuals

    Authorized Manuals The Service Manual used by your authorized Honda dealer is available from Helm, Inc. (USA only, Canada: See your Honda 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 256: Consumer Information

    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). Canada: See your Honda dealer to order authorized manuals. Publication Item Description Qty.
  • Page 257 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 258: 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 259: 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 260: Contacting Honda

    If you wish to comment on your We will likely ask your Honda dealer to experiences with your Honda or with your respond, or possibly acknowledge your dealer, please send your comments to the comments directly.
  • Page 261: 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 262: 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 263: Reporting Safety Defects (usa Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Consumer Information...
  • Page 264 Consumer Information...
  • Page 265: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of Controls & Features ........ each section of your owner’s manual. Ignition Switch ........Start Button ......... MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ....Engine Stop Switch ......Important Safety Information ....N-D Shift Switch ........ Accessories &...
  • Page 266 Table of Contents BEFORE RIDING ........ BASIC OPERATION & RIDING ..Are You Ready to Ride? ......Safe Riding Precautions ......Protective Apparel ......Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... Rider Training ........Preparation .......... Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ..
  • Page 267: Owner's Manual

    Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA .... Service Procedures Bef ore You Service Your Honda The Importance of Maintenance .... Fluids & Filters Maintenance Safety ........ Fuel ............. Important Safety Precautions ..... Engine Oil & Filter ......Periodic Maintenance ......
  • Page 268 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . If You Have a Flat Tire ...... TIPS ........... If Your Engine Overheats ....Storing Your Honda ......If the Low Oil Level/Pressure Transporting Your Motorcycle ..Indicator Lights or Flashes ....
  • Page 269 ........ Emission Control Systems ....Contacting Honda ....... Catalytic Converter ......Your Honda Dealer ......Oxygenated Fuels ....... The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) ......... Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) ......... TABLE OF CONTENTS ....INDEX ..........QUICK REFERENCE Table of Contents...
  • Page 270 Table of Contents...
  • Page 271: Index

    . 172 air cleaner ..........140 brakes, air pressure, tires ........162 fluid ........... 156 American Honda, contacting ....253 front lever adjustment ..... . 155 anti-lock brake system (ABS) ....79 pad wear ...........
  • Page 272 Index capacity, fuel ........123 defects, safety ........256 care, appearance ........177 digital clock ........19, 28 catalytic converter ....... . 244 display, cleaning, appearance care ....177 check ........... 17 clip removal .........
  • Page 273 . 15, 20 oxygenated ........245 high coolant temperature recommendation ....... 122 indicator ......15, 16, 20, 212 tank capacity ........123 Honda, fuses ............216 contacting ......... 253 dealer ..........254 Index...
  • Page 274 Index Rider’s Club ........255 service manual ........248 horn button ..........37 key, lost ..........222 kit, tool ..........107 identification, vehicle ......226 ignition cut-off system, bank angle .......... . 67 labels, safety ..........
  • Page 275 Index maintenance, odometer ........14, 18, 28 component locations ......103 oil, importance ......... . 90 engine ..........125 final drive ......... 143 periodic ..........94 record ..........102 low level/pressure ....15, 21, 214 safety ..........
  • Page 276 . 116 problems, unexpected ......193 reporting safety defects ......256 protective apparel ........54 RESET button ....15, 22, 28, 29, 37 rider training ........3, 56 Rider’s Club, Honda ......255 (cont’d) Index...
  • Page 277 Index riding, basic operation ........63 clothing ..........54 precautions ......... . 64 safety, safety ............ important precautions ......92 safety precautions ....... 64 labels ............ reporting defects ....... 256 with HFT ..........73 with passenger or cargo .....
  • Page 278 Index shift switch ..........38 suspension, side cover removal, right ..... . 111 rear suspension adjustment ....153 side stand ..........171 rear suspension spring pre-load ..153 side stand ignition cut-off system . 65, 171 switch, spark knock ..........
  • Page 279 Index tachometer ........14, 18 under cowl removal ......116 theft-prevention tips ....... 84 throttle ........... 147 tire identification no.(TIN) ..165, 166 tires, vehicle identification no. (VIN) . 226, 227 air pressure ........162 flat ............
  • Page 280: 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 281 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 282 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 344 lbs (156 kg) Weight...
  • Page 283 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm ) Spark Plugs standard: SIMR8A9 (NGK) Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water Fuses main : HFT : other: 10A, 20A, 30A...
  • Page 284 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 hazard switch Quick Reference...

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