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This Owner's Manual covers the
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   Summary of Contents for Honda ST1300 2007

  • Page 1 This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.
  • Page 2 2007 Honda ST1300/A OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 3 Introduction Congratulations on choosing your Honda motorcycle. When you own a Honda, you’re part of a worldwide family of satisfied customers − people who appreciate Honda’s reputation for building quality into every product. Before riding, take time to get acquainted with your motorcycle and how it works.
  • Page 4 Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Please report any change of address or ownership to your Honda dealer so we will be able to contact you concerning important production information.
  • Page 5 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 6 Servicing Your Honda ..................Why your motorcycle needs regular maintenance, what you need to know before servicing your Honda, an owner maintenance schedule, and instructions for specific maintenance and adjustment items. Contents...
  • Page 7 What to do if you have a flat tire, your engine won’t start, etc. Technical Information ..................ID numbers, technical specifications, and other technical facts. Consumer Information ................... Information on warranties, emission controls, how to get Honda service manuals, and... ‘‘Reporting Safety Defects’’ ..............Table of Contents ....................
  • Page 8: Motorcycle Safety

    Motorcycle Safety This section presents some of the most important information and recommendations to help you ride your 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. Important Safety Information ................
  • Page 9: Important Safety Information

    Important Safety Information − Your motorcycle can provide many years of service and pleasure if you take responsibility for your own safety and understand the challenges you can meet while riding. There is much that you can do to protect yourself when you ride. You’ll find many helpful recommendations throughout this manual.
  • Page 10 So don’t drink and ride, and don’t let your friends drink and ride either. Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition It’s important to keep your motorcycle properly maintained and in safe riding condition.
  • Page 11 Accessories We strongly recommend that you use only genuine Honda accessories that have been specifically designed and tested for your motorcycle. Because Honda cannot test all other accessories, you must be personally responsible for proper selection, installation, and use of non-Honda accessories.
  • Page 12 Accessories & Modifications Modifications We strongly advise you not to remove any original equipment or modify your motorcycle in any way that would change its design or operation. Such changes could seriously impair your motorcycle’s handling, stability, and braking, making it unsafe to ride. Removing or modifying your lights, exhaust system, emission control system, or other equipment can also make your motorcycle illegal.
  • Page 13: 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. CARGO LIMIT 10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Page 14 Safety Labels CARGO LIMIT CARGO LIMIT 4.5 lbs (2.0 kg) 20.0 lbs (9.0 kg) Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 15 Safety Labels < For USA > < For Canada > Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 16 Safety Labels Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 17 Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 18: Table Of Contents

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all gauges, indicators, and controls you would normally use before or while riding your motorcycle. The items listed on this page are described in this section. Instructions for other components are presented in other sections of this manual where they will be most useful.
  • Page 19: Operation Component Locations

    Operation Component Locations headlight beam adjustment knob ignition switch brake lever clutch throttle grip lever left fairing pocket right fairing pocket left handlebar controls right handlebar controls Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20 Operation Component Locations helmet holder right saddlebag brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21 Operation Component Locations left saddlebag helmet holder shift lever Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 22: Gauges & Indicators

    Gauges & Indicators The gauges, indicators and displays on your motorcycle keep you informed, alert you to possible problems, and make your riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to the gauges, indicators and displays frequently. Their functions are described on the following pages. Speedometer, odometer &...
  • Page 23 ON and remain on until you select the low beam or shift out of neutral. If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer check for problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 24 Gauges & Indicators speedometer Shows riding speed in miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) per hour. tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). tachometer red zone Shows excessive engine rpm range (indicated from the beginning of the tachometer red zone) in which operation may damage the engine. Do not let the tachometer needle enter the red zone.
  • Page 25 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. anti-lock brake system (ABS) indicator (red) (models equipped with ABS) Lights when there is any abnormality in the anti-lock brake system (ABS).
  • Page 26 Gauges & Indicators CLOCK/ILLUM button Use this button for the following purposes. To adjust time To adjust display illumination FCD/H button Use this button for the following purposes. To adjust time To select and reset the fuel mileage meter To change the mileage units for the odometer/tripmeter and available driving distance TRIP/M button Use this button for the following purposes.
  • Page 27: Multi-display

    Multi-display Your motorcycle is equipped with a Multi-display that presents various displays. This section explains display functions and operations. Initial Display When the ignition switch is turned ON, the display will temporarily show all the modes (except the digital clock) and digital segments so you can make sure the liquid crystal display is functioning properly.
  • Page 28: Fuel Gauge

    Multi-display Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge liquid crystal display shows the approximate fuel supply available in a graduated display. When the segment F goes on, the fuel tank capacity including reserve is: 7.66 US gal (29.0 ) fuel gauge display segment F When segment E flashes, fuel will be low and you should refill the tank as soon as possible.
  • Page 29: Air Temperature Meter

    Multi-display Air Temperature Meter The air temperature meter shows air temperature digitally. USA : Fahrenheit (°F), Canada : Centigrade (°C). Temperature Display − Below 14°F ( 10°C) ‘‘- -’’ is displayed. Between Actual air temperature is indicated. 15°F − 122°F ( 9°C −...
  • Page 30: Fuel Consumption Meter

    Multi-display Fuel Consumption Meter The fuel consumption meter allows display of the available driving distance, the amount of remaining fuel, the current fuel consumption and the average fuel consumption. Briefly pressing the FCD/H button changes the display as described below. The available driving distance and the amount of remaining fuel are indicated when the fuel in the fuel tank becomes 1.32 US gallons (5.0 liters) or less.
  • Page 31 Multi-display 《 》 When less than 1.32 US gallons (5.0 liters) available driving distance amount of remaining fuel current fuel consumption FCD/H button average fuel consumption no display When the remaining fuel becomes 1.32 US gallons (5.0 liters) or less, the display automatically changes to the available driving distance (unless no display has been selected).
  • Page 32: Current Fuel Consumption

    The display will show ‘‘mile/gal’’ (USA) or ‘‘km/ ’’ (Canada). The average fuel consumption after reset until that moment is indicated every 15 seconds. When ‘‘- -’’ blinks, go to your Honda dealer for service. average fuel consumption To Reset Average Fuel Consumption: Press and hold the FCD/H button with the display in the average fuel consumption mode.
  • Page 33: Available Driving Distance

    Multi-display Available Driving Distance The available driving distance displays in either ‘‘mile’’ (USA) or ‘‘km’’ (Canada). When the amount of remaining fuel becomes less than 1.32 US gallons (5.0 liters), the estimated allowable distance is indicated. When the amount of remaining fuel becomes less than 0.53 US gallons (2.0 liters), ‘‘- -’’...
  • Page 34: Odometer/tripmeter

    Multi-display Odometer/Tripmeter ODO (Odometer) shows the total miles or kilometers ridden. TRIP (Tripmeter) shows the number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter. tripmeter odometer TRIP/M button The tripmeter will show mileage in two sub modes, ‘‘tripmeter A’’ and ‘‘tripmeter B.’’...
  • Page 35: Digital Clock

    Multi-display Digital Clock The display shows the hour and minute. To adjust the time: Turn the ignition switch to ON or ACC. Press and hold the CLOCK/ILLUM button for more than 2 seconds. The clock will be set in the adjust mode with the display flashing. To set the hour, press and release the FCD/H button until the desired hour appears.
  • Page 36: Mileage Unit Change

    Multi-display Mileage Unit Change The odometer/tripmeter/available driving distance displays in either ‘‘mile’’ or ‘‘km’’. When the fuel consumption meter is no display, press and hold the FCD/H button for more than 2 seconds to change the unit ‘‘mile’’ or ‘‘km’’. no display FCD/H button Display Illumination Adjustment...
  • Page 37: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features Ignition Switch FRONT LOCK 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 and ACC (accessory) positions. Push down on the key and turn it to the left to the LOCK (steering lock) position.
  • Page 38: Start Button

    Controls & Features Start Button RIGHT HANDLEBAR start button The start button is used for starting the engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See Starting Procedure, page When the start button is pushed, the starter motor will crank the engine; the headlight will automatically go out, but the taillight will stay on.
  • Page 39: Engine Stop Switch

    Controls & Features Engine Stop Switch RIGHT HANDLEBAR engine stop switch The engine stop switch is used to stop the engine in an emergency. To operate, push the switch to the OFF position. The switch must be in the RUN position to start the engine, and it should normally remain in the RUN position even when the engine is OFF.
  • Page 40: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    Controls & Features Headlight Dimmer Switch The headlight dimmer switch is used to change between the high and low beams of the headlight. To operate, turn the switch to HI for high beam, LO for low beam. LEFT HANDLEBAR headlight dimmer switch turn signal switch Turn Signal Switch The turn signal switch is used to signal a turn or a lane change.
  • Page 41: Horn Button

    Controls & Features Horn Button The horn is used to alert other motorists. To operate, push the button. Windscreen Height Adjustment Switch The windscreen height adjustment switch is used to raise or lower your windscreen to suit your riding preference. For instructions, see page Hazard Switch The hazard switch is used to activate the hazard lights on your motorcycle if you need to stop near heavy traffic or if your motorcycle is disabled.
  • Page 42: Headlight Beam Adjustment Knob

    Controls & Features Headlight Beam Adjustment Knob The adjustment knob is used to raise or lower the height of the headlight beam. You may need to adjust the headlight if you change to a lighter or heavier load than you normally carry on your motorcycle. If you carry a heavier or lighter than normal load, you may need to adjust your headlight beam so you can better see the road ahead and don’t blind oncoming drivers.
  • Page 43 Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 44: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure you and your Honda are both ready to ride. To help get you prepared, this section discusses how to evaluate your riding readiness, what items you should check on your motorcycle, and adjustments to make for your comfort, convenience, or safety.
  • Page 45: Are You Ready To Ride

    Are You Ready to Ride? Before you ride your motorcycle for the first time, we urge you to: Read this owner’s manual. Make sure you understand all the safety messages. Know how to operate all the controls. Before each ride, be sure: You feel well and are in good physical and mental condition.
  • Page 46 Are You Ready to Ride? Helmets and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece of riding gear because it offers the best protection against head injuries. A helmet should fit your head comfortably and securely. A bright-colored helmet and reflective strips can make you more noticeable in traffic.
  • Page 47: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? Rider Training Developing your riding skills is an on-going process. Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, take time to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles. Practice riding the motorcycle in a safe area to build your skills. Do not ride in traffic until you get accustomed to the motorcycle’s controls, and feel comfortable with its size and weight.
  • Page 48: Is Your Motorcycle Ready To Ride

    Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect your motorcycle and make sure any problem you find is corrected. A pre-ride inspection is a must, not only for safety, but because having a breakdown, or even a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.
  • Page 49 ). Periodic maintenance should also be done at least once a month, no matter how often you ride. Remember, be sure to take care of any problem you find, or have your Honda dealer correct it before you ride. Before Riding...
  • Page 50: Load Limits & Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously impair your motorcycle’s handling, braking, and stability. Non-Honda accessories, improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 51: Load Limits

    Load Limits & Guidelines Load Limits Following are the load limits for your motorcycle: 401 lbs (182 kg) maximum weight capacity: includes the weight of the rider, 410 lbs (186 kg) passenger, all cargo, and all accessories. (Canada only) maximum cargo weight: 58 lbs (26.5 kg) includes following maximum compartment weights:...
  • Page 52: Cargo Compartments

    Cargo Compartments Your motorcycle comes with lockable dual saddlebags and front fairing pockets. Instructions on how to open, close, and lock these compartments follow. Saddlebags The saddlebags are for lightweight items. Cargo in both saddlebags should not exceed: 20.0 lbs (9.0 kg) each However, regardless of compartment capacity, be sure you do not exceed the maximum load and cargo weight limits (page LEFT SIDE...
  • Page 53: Fairing Pockets

    Cargo Compartments Fairing Pockets LEFT SIDE RIGHT SIDE knob ignition key left fairing pocket right fairing pocket The fairing pockets are for lightweight items. Cargo in each fairing pocket should not exceed: 4.5 lbs (2.0 kg) To open the left fairing pocket, insert the ignition key, and turn it clockwise. To open the right fairing pocket, pull the knob.
  • Page 54: Comfort & Convenience Adjustment

    Comfort & Convenience Adjustment Your motorcycle has many features you can adjust to suit your personal preference and increase your comfort and convenience, and your passenger’s as well. We recommend that you take time to check the following items and make any desired adjustments before each ride: Windscreen Your windscreen height can be adjusted higher or lower (pages...
  • Page 55: Windscreen Height Adjustment

    Comfort & Convenience Adjustment Windscreen Height Adjustment The height of the initial position may be adjusted 2.3 in (60 mm) to a higher or lower position. To Adjust the Height of an Initial Configuration FRONT screws windscreen cover nuts upper guide lower guide Remove the windscreen cover by removing the screws.
  • Page 56 Comfort & Convenience Adjustment The maximum amount of height adjustment is about 7.4 in (190 mm). Adjust the height with the adjusting buttons according to your preference as described below. To Adjust the Height of the Windscreen LEFT HANDLEBAR FRONT ▲...
  • Page 57 Before Riding...
  • Page 58: Basic Operation & Riding

    Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, including how to start and stop your engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, and brakes. It also provides important information on riding with a passenger or cargo. To protect your new engine and enjoy optimum performance and service life, refer to Break-in Guidelines (page To protect the catalytic converters in your motorcycle’s exhaust system, avoid extended idling and the use of leaded gasoline.
  • Page 59: 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 Bef ore Riding section beginning on page Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, take time to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles.
  • Page 60: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting procedure described below. For your safety, avoid starting or operating the engine in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your motorcycle’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas which can collect rapidly in an enclosed area and cause illness or death. Your motorcycle can be started with the transmission in gear by pulling in the clutch lever before operating the starter.
  • Page 61: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Starting Procedure This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine with an automatic fast idle. Follow the procedure indicated below. Any Air Temperature Press the start button with the throttle completely closed. The engine will not start if the throttle is fully open (because the electronic control module cuts off the fuel supply).
  • Page 62: Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off System

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off System Your motorcycle’s banking (lean angle) sensor system is designed to automatically stop the engine if the motorcycle is overturned. Before restarting the engine, you must turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then back to ON.
  • Page 63: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears shifting pattern Your motorcycle has five forward gears in a one-down, four-up shift pattern which is coordinated with a hydraulically actuated clutch system. Learning when to shift gears comes with experience. Keep the following tips in mind: As a general rule, shift while moving in a straight line. Close the throttle and pull the clutch lever in completely before shifting.
  • Page 64: While You Are Riding

    Shifting Gears Recommended Shift Points Ride in the highest gear that lets the engine run and accelerate smoothly. This will give you good fuel economy and effective emissions control. When changing gears under normal conditions, use these recommended shift points: Shif ting Up: From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h)
  • Page 65: Braking

    Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with a Linked Braking System. Operating the front brake lever applies the front brake and a portion of the rear brake. Operating the rear brake pedal applies the rear brake and a portion of the front brake. For full braking effectiveness, use both the lever and pedal simultaneously, as you would with a conventional motorcycle braking system.
  • Page 66 Braking Riding with your foot resting on the brake pedal or your hand on the brake lever may actuate the brakelight, giving a false indication to other drivers. It may also overheat the brakes, reducing effectiveness. (Models not equipped with ABS) As with a conventional motorcycle braking system, excessively hard application of the brake controls may cause wheel lock, reducing control of the motorcycle.
  • Page 67: Anti-lock Brake System (abs) (models Equipped With Abs)

    Braking Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) (Models equipped with ABS) This model is also equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) designed to help prevent wheel lock up during hard braking on uneven or other poor surfaces while running straight. Although the wheel may not lock up if you are −...
  • Page 68: Abs Indicator Light (models Equipped With Abs)

    Braking It is important to follow the tire recommendations (see page ). The ABS computer works by comparing wheel speed. Non-recommended tires can affect wheel speed and may confuse the ABS computer. ABS does not function at low speeds (approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) or below). ABS does not function if the battery is discharged.
  • Page 69 ABS is not functioning. However, the Linked Braking System will still provide normal stopping ability, but you should have the ABS system checked by your Honda dealer as soon as possible. The ABS indicator may blink if you place the motorcycle on its center stand and turn the rear wheel.
  • Page 70: Parking

    Parking Look for a level parking area. If you can’t park on a paved surface, make sure the ground surface is firm. If you must park on a hill, leave the transmission in gear. Make sure flammable materials such as dry grass or leaves do not come in contact with the exhaust system when parking your motorcycle.
  • Page 71 Parking Use the helmet holder(s) to secure your helmet(s) with your motorcycle: Remove the rear seat (page Hang your helmet(s) on the holder hook(s). Install the rear seat and lock it securely. UNDER REAR SEAT holder hooks Riding with a helmet attached to the holder can interfere with the rear wheel or suspension and could cause a crash in which...
  • Page 72: Theft-prevention Tips

    Parking Theft-Prevention Tips Park your motorcycle in a locked garage whenever possible. If a garage isn’t available, park in a concealed area or in a well-lit area with enough pedestrian traffic to discourage a thief. Always take the ignition key with you. Always use the steering lock (page ), even if you’re parking for just a minute or two.
  • Page 73: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your motorcycle is designed to carry you and one passenger. Whenever you add a passenger or cargo, you must be careful not to exceed the total load limits for this vehicle ( Load Limits, page ).
  • Page 74: Servicing Your Honda

    You’ll also find important safety precautions, information on fuels and oils, and tips for keeping your Honda looking great. For information about the exhaust emission and noise emission requirements of the U.S.
  • Page 75 Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Maintenance Component Locations ..............Tool Kit ......................... Owner’s Manual Storage ..................Seat Removal ......................Saddlebag Removal ....................Cover Removal ..................... Rearview Mirrors ....................Clip Removal ......................Raising the Fuel Tank ..................Service Procedures Fluids & Filters Fuel ........................
  • Page 76 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 77: The Importance Of Maintenance

    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 repairs. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 78: 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 technician or other qualified mechanic. Instructions are included in this manual only to assist in emergency service.
  • Page 79: Important Safety Precautions

    To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the tools and skills required for additional maintenance jobs, you can...
  • Page 80: Periodic Maintenance

    Make sure the headlight, brakelight, taillight, 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 81: Maintenance Schedule

    The service intervals in this Maintenance Schedule are based on average riding conditions. Some items will need more frequent service if you ride in unusually wet or dusty areas or at full throttle. Consult your Honda dealer for recommendations applicable to your individual needs and use.
  • Page 82 Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. If you decide to do your own maintenance, use only genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement to ensure the best quality and reliability.
  • Page 83 SECONDARY AIR − SUPPLY 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 84 − 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 85: Maintenance Record

    Miles Odometer Date Performed By: Notes (km) (1,000) 4,000 (6,400) 8,000 (12,800) 12,000 (19,200) 16,000 (25,600) 20,000 (32,000) 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) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 86: Maintenance Component Locations

    Maintenance Component Locations brake fluid reservoir clutch fluid reservoir brake lever clutch lever throttle grip fuel fill cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 87 A main fuse B final drive gear oil filler cap spark plugs final drive gear brake pedal engine idle speed oil drain bolt rear suspension rebound damping adjuster engine oil level inspection window Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 88 Maintenance Component Locations tool kit owner’s manual coolant reserve tank front brake caliper fuse boxes spark plugs engine oil filter rear brake caliper engine oil drain bolt rear suspension spring pre-load adjuster knob Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 89: 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 tool band tool kit Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 90: Owner's Manual Storage

    Store your owner’s manual (and other documents) in the plastic storage bag in the owner’s manual storage compartment under the rear seat (page Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. UNDER REAR SEAT owner’s manual Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 91: Seat Removal

    Install the front seat. Insert the prongs into the recesses under the frame cross member and then push down on the rear of the rear seat. Close the latch lever and turn the ignition key counterclockwise. Be sure the seat is locked securely in position after installation. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 92 Be sure to align the holes in the rear of the front seat with the adjuster when you install the front seat. LOW position MID position HIGH position Install the front and rear seat (page 84). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 93: Saddlebag Removal

    Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. After installing the saddlebag, check that the slot engages securely. Close the latch lever and turn the ignition key counterclockwise. Make sure the latch levers are locked before riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 94: Cover Removal

    Cover Removal Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page Left side shown; right side similar rearview mirror cover maintenance lid side cover overhead cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 95: Side Cover Removal

    The right and left side covers can be removed in the same manner. Removal Remove the saddlebag (page 86). Remove the seat (page 84). Remove the side cover by removing the bolts. Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. RIGHT SIDE bolts side cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 96 The left maintenance lid must be removed for coolant maintenance. The right and left maintenance lids can be removed in the same manner. Remove the maintenance lid by removing the clip (page RIGHT SIDE maintenance lid clip Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 97 Remove the maintenance lid (page 89). Remove the prong from the grommet. Remove the overhead cover by removing the hooks from the slots. Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. RIGHT SIDE overhead cover grommet hooks prong slots Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 98: Rearview Mirrors

    Otherwise, the mirror and turn signal will not be available to you while riding. If a mirror assembly is damaged so badly that it cannot be reused or reinstalled on its base, remove it from the base and transport the motorcycle to Honda dealer for repair.
  • Page 99: Clip Removal

    Press down on the center pin to release the lock. Pull the clip out of the hole. Installation Push the bottom of the pin. Insert the clip into the hole. Lightly press down on the center pin to lock the clip. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 100: Raising The Fuel Tank

    Remove the fuel tank bolts and steering stem cap. Loosen the pivot bolt and slide the fuel tank to the rear of the motorcycle. LEFT SIDE steering stem cap fuel tank bolts UNDER FRONT SEAT pivot bolt (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 101 Raise the front of the fuel tank and place the tank open rod between the front of the fuel tank and steering stem. Do not raise the fuel tank higher than the wire allows. Tighten the pivot bolt. UNDER REAR SEAT tank open rod LEFT SIDE wire fuel tank Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 102: Fuel

    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 103: Fuel Capacity

    The tank should be refilled as soon as possible when the E segment in the fuel gauge flashes. Refueling Procedure Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page ignition key fuel fill cap Insert the ignition key in the fuel fill cap and turn it clockwise. Open the fuel fill cap. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 104 Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. After refueling, push the fuel fill cap closed until it snaps and locks. Remove the ignition key from the cap. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 105: Engine Oil & Filter

    Change the engine oil as specified in the maintenance schedule on page When running in very dusty conditions, oil changes should be performed more frequently than specified in the maintenance schedule. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 106 SAE 10W-30 JASO T 903 standard * suggested oil Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil. * Suggested oils are equal in performance to SJ oils that are not labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label.
  • Page 107 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. code number of the sales company of the oil oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 108 (page ), the oil filler cap and add the recommended oil until it reaches the upper level mark. (Do not overfill.) Reinstall the oil filler cap, and right overhead cover. Check for oil leaks. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 109 Your motorcycle’s oil filter has very specific performance requirements. Use a new genuine Honda oil filter or a filter of equal quality specified for your model. Using the wrong oil f ilter may result in leaks or premature engine damage.
  • Page 110 Check the condition of the sealing washer on the engine oil drain bolt. Replace the washer every other time the oil is changed. Install the engine oil drain bolt and tighten it to the specified torque: 22 lbf·ft (29 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m) (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111 Check that the oil level is at the upper level mark in the oil inspection window (page Check that there are no oil leaks. 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 112: Coolant

    Maintaining the coolant will allow the cooling system to work properly and prevent freezing, overheating, and corrosion. Coolant Recommendation Use Pro Honda HP coolant or an equivalent high quality ethylene glycol antifreeze containing corrosion protection inhibitors specifically recommended for use in aluminum engines. Check the antifreeze container label.
  • Page 113 It should be between the UPPER and LOWER level marks. If the reserve tank is empty, or if coolant loss is excessive, check for leaks and see your Honda dealer for repair. Remove the left maintenance lid (page Remove the reserve tank cap.
  • Page 114 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page Coolant should be replaced 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 Removing the radiator cap while...
  • Page 115: Air Cleaner

    Your motorcycle’s air cleaner has very specific performance requirements. Use a new genuine Honda air cleaner specified for your model or an air cleaner of equivalent quality. Using the wrong air cleaner may result in premature engine damage.
  • Page 116 Remove the air cleaner housing cover by removing the screws. air cleaner housing cover screws screws Remove and discard the air cleaner. Install a new air cleaner. Install the removed parts in the reverse order of removal. air cleaner Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117: Final Drive Oil

    Check the oil level. It should be flush with the lower edge of the oil filler hole. If the level is low, check for oil leaks. Add the recommended oil through the oil filler hole until it reaches the lower edge of the opening. Install the oil filler cap. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118 Fill the final drive with the recommended oil: 5.2 US oz (155 cm ) Make sure the final drive oil level is at the lower edge of the oil filler inspection hole. Install the oil filler cap. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119: Throttle

    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 120: Clutch System

    If the motorcycle creeps or stalls when shifted into gear, or if the clutch slips, causing acceleration to lag behind engine speed, there is probably air in the clutch system. See your Honda dealer to have the air bled out of the system. Fluid Level Inspection...
  • Page 121: Engine Idle Speed

    If the engine is cold, start it and warm it up with ten minutes of stop-and-go riding. Stop the engine. Place your motorcycle on its center stand on a firm, level surface. Adjust idle speed with the throttle stop screw. Idle speed (in neutral): 1,000 ± 100 rpm Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 122: Spark Plugs

    Clean any dirt from around the spark plug bases. Disconnect the spark plug caps. Take care to avoid damaging the spark plug wire when disconnecting the caps. Using the spark plug wrench, remove the spark plugs. RIGHT SIDE spark plug wrench spark plug cap (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123 If a plug is too tight, the threads may be damaged. Reinstall the spark plug caps. Take care to avoid pinching any cables or wires. Reinstall the right and left overhead covers and maintenance lids. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124: Suspension

    The rear shock absorber includes a damper unit that contains high pressure nitrogen gas. 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 of the shock assembly only.
  • Page 125 To Reduce Spring Pre-load (LOW): For a light load and smooth road conditions, turn the adjuster counterclockwise toward LOW. To Increase Spring Pre-load (HIGH): For a firmer ride and rough road conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise toward HIGH. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 To Reduce Rebound Damping (SOFT): For a light load and smooth road conditions, turn the adjuster counterclockwise toward SOFT (S). To Increase Rebound Damping (HARD): For a firmer ride and rough road conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise toward HARD (H). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127: Brakes

    ). Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads are not worn beyond the recommended limit, there is probably air in the brake system. See your Honda dealer to have the air bled from the system. Front Brake Lever Adjustment...
  • Page 128 Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid brake fluid The recommended brake fluid is Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container. Be sure to read the label before opening the sealed container. An opened container may be contaminated or may have absorbed moisture from the air.
  • Page 129 Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads are not worn beyond the recommended limit, have your brake system inspected for leaks. Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 130: Brake Pad Wear

    Always inspect both pads in both the right and left front brake calipers. Check the cutouts in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. Rear Brake...
  • Page 131 Move the left caliper assembly upward while slowly rotating the rear wheel. The brake system is normal if the rear wheel stops. If the rear wheel does not stop, see your Honda dealer. LEFT FRONT left caliper assembly...
  • Page 132: Tires

    Even tires that are in good condition may lose one to two psi per month if not checked and adjusted regularly. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 133 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. wear indicator wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 134: Tire Repair

    However, since a temporary repair may not hold, you must ride very slowly, preferably without any cargo or passenger, and have the tire replaced or permanently repaired as soon as possible. (For more information on temporary repairs, see If You Have a Flat Tire, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 135: 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.
  • Page 136 Have the wheel balanced after the tire is installed. Have the tire replaced by your Honda dealer if possible. If you have a tire professionally replaced at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer.
  • Page 137: Side Stand

    Pull the clutch lever in. Shift the transmission into gear. Lower the side stand all the way. The engine should stop as you lower the side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, see your Honda dealer for service. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138: Battery

    If you plan to store your motorcycle, see Battery Storage, page If your battery seems weak and/or is leaking electrolyte (causing slow starting or other electrical problems), see your Honda dealer. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
  • Page 139 A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled mechanic do the battery maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 140 Installation Reinstall in the reverse order of removal. Be sure to connect the positive ( ) + terminal first, then the negative ( ) terminal. − Check all bolts and other fasteners are secure. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 141: Battery Charging

    However, do not intentionally leave the charger connected longer than the time period recommended in the charger’s instructions. Avoid using an automotive-type battery charger. An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause permanent damage. ‘‘trickle’’ charger Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 142: Appearance Care

    Appearance Care Frequent cleaning and polishing will keep your Honda looking newer longer. Frequent cleaning also identifies you as an owner who values your motorcycle. A clean motorcycle is also easier to inspect and service. General Recommendations Refer to Saf ety Precautions...
  • Page 143 As a precaution, ride your motorcycle at a slow speed and apply the brakes several times. This will help dry the brakes and restore normal braking performance. If the inside of the headlight lens appears clouded immediately after washing, it should clear after a few minutes of riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 144 Make sure to wash off all the detergent. (Detergent residue may cause windscreen cracks.) Replace the windscreen if scratches cannot be removed and they obstruct clear vision. Take care to keep battery electrolyte, brake fluid, or other chemical solvents off the windscreen. They will damage the plastic. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 145 Brake dust. If necessary, rub with a sponge. Rinse and dry. Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Dull, corroded chrome Apply a high quality chrome/aluminum or aluminum. polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 146 To remove mud or dust, use a wet sponge and a liquid kitchen abrasive, then rinse well with clean water. 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 147 Apply the polish or wax according to the instructions on the container. If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch-up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color code (page...
  • Page 148: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store and transport your Honda, and how to be an environmentally responsible motorcycle owner. Storing Your Honda ..................Transporting Your Motorcycle ................ You & the Environment ................... Tips...
  • Page 149: Storing Your Honda

    For more information about storage, refer to the Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage Guide, available from your Honda dealer (USA only). We suggest you perform the following procedures to keep your motorcycle in top condition. These storage procedures will reduce the deterioration that can occur during storage.
  • Page 150: Removal From Storage

    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 –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required. Install the battery.
  • Page 151: 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. For information about 24-hour emergency assistance, see page (USA only). Do not tow your motorcycle, as towing can seriously damage the transmission.
  • Page 152: You & The Environment

    You & the Environment Owning and riding a motorcycle can be enjoyable, but you must do your part to protect nature. Following are tips on how you can be an environmentally-responsible motorcycle owner. Choose Sensible Cleaners. Use a biodegradable detergent when you wash your motorcycle.
  • Page 153 Tips...
  • Page 154: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common problems that can occur with your motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells you how to evaluate each problem and what actions you can take to try to resume riding. If the problem cannot be safely solved, this section also gives instructions on the proper way to have your motorcycle transported.
  • Page 155: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    However, since problems can arise even with well-maintained machines, you may consider subscribing to an emergency roadside service plan. (USA only: For information about the Honda Rider’s Club of America, see page Remember to take along your owner’s manual, the tool kit that came with your...
  • Page 156: If Your Engine Quits Or Won't Start

    Tighten the battery lead. low (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.
  • Page 157 Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but stalls as you shift into gear. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO side stand down Raise the side stand.
  • Page 158 If applicable, switch to the recommended load octane gasoline (page ) or change your brand of gasoline. If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. afterfires (backfires) May damage catalytic converters. See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after May damage catalytic converters.
  • Page 159: 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 or other qualified service facility. (USA only: For information about 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, see page .) Even with a simple puncture, this may be the safest and least...
  • Page 160 If You Have a Flat Tire Due to the uncertainty of any temporary repair, you should ride slowly (not over 30 mph, 50 km/h) and carefully (preferably without a passenger or cargo) until the tire is replaced or permanently repaired. Stop frequently and check the air pressure.
  • Page 161 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 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 162 If You Have a Flat Tire For related torque specifications, see page . Cover both sides of the front wheel with protective tape or an equivalent. The numbers indicate the disassembly sequence. protective tape Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 163 If You Have a Flat Tire Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 164 If You Have a Flat Tire Installation Install the side collars in the wheel and position it between the fork legs. Insert the front axle shaft from the left side, through the left fork leg and wheel hub. Align the end of the front axle shaft with the surface of the fork leg. surface of fork leg end of axle shaft Tighten the front axle pinch bolts on the left fork leg to the specified torque:...
  • Page 165 If You Have a Flat Tire Operate the front brake and pump the fork several times. Check for free wheel rotation after the brake is released. Recheck the wheel if the brake drags or the wheel does not rotate freely. If the clearances between each surface of the brake disc and the brake bracket (not the brake pads) are symmetrical, follow the next step.
  • Page 166 Remove the protective tapes from the front wheel. Reassemble the removed parts in the reverse order of removal. 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.
  • Page 167 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 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 168 Operate the brake pedal and check the brake operation. Inspect the brake system (page 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.
  • Page 169: If Your Engine Overheats

    If Your Engine Overheats Normally, the segments on your coolant temperature gauge begin to move above the C (cold) mark and remain within the section between C (cold) and H (hot) marks. Hot weather may cause the number of segments the gauge displays to climb faster than normal.
  • Page 170 If the number of segments do not drop, do not ride. The engine needs repair. Transport your motorcycle to a Honda dealer (page If the temperature drops to normal, check the coolant level. If it has gone down, add more coolant.
  • Page 171: If The Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights

    Check for a possible leak. If the indicator goes off and there is no leak –– resume riding. If there is a leak –– do not ride the motorcycle until the leak is repaired by a Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 172: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your motorcycle have fuses to protect them from damage caused by excess current flow (short circuit or overload). If something electrical on your motorcycle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse.
  • Page 173 If a Fuse Blows To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull the old fuse out of its retaining clips with the fuse remover. Look for a burned wire inside the fuse. If the fuse is blown, replace it with a spare fuse of the same rating. If you do not have a replacement fuse with the proper rating for the circuit, install one with a lower rating.
  • Page 174 If the replacement fuse of the same rating 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. fuse remover...
  • Page 175: If You Crash

    Sometimes, crash damage is hidden or not immediately apparent, so you should have your motorcycle thoroughly checked at a qualified service facility as soon as possible. Also, be sure to have your Honda dealer check the frame and suspension after any serious crash.
  • Page 176: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key number, call the dealer you purchased your Honda from. They may have it listed in their records. If they don’t, transport your motorcycle to them or the nearest Honda dealer. The dealer will probably have to remove the ignition switch assembly to find the key number so they can make a key for you.
  • Page 177: If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)

    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 Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 178: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, capacities, and other technical data, plus information on government requirements and how to break-in your motorcycle. Vehicle Identification ..................Specifications ....................Break-in Guidelines ..................Emission Control Systems ................Catalytic Converters ..................Oxygenated Fuels ..................... Technical Information...
  • Page 179: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification Serial Numbers The VIN and engine serial numbers are required when you register your motorcycle. They may also be required when ordering replacement parts. You may record these numbers in the Quick Reference section at the rear of this manual.
  • Page 180 Vehicle Identification Color Label & Code The color label is attached to the frame under the front seat. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts. You may record the color and code in the Quick Reference section at the rear of this manual. UNDER FRONT SEAT color label Technical Information...
  • Page 181: Specifications

    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 Technical Information...
  • Page 182 5.2 US oz (155 cm ) cooling system, Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent high recommendation quality ethylene glycol antifreeze containing corrosion protection inhibitors specifically recommended for use in aluminum engines cooling system, 3.7 US qt (3.5 )
  • Page 183 Specifications Engine Specifications displacement 76.9 cu-in (1,261 cm ) bore & stroke 3.07 × 2.60 in (78.0 mm × 66.0 mm) compression ratio 10.8 : 1 spark plug CR7EH-9 (NGK) (standard) U22FER9 (DENSO) spark plug (high CR8EH-9 (NGK) speed riding) U24FER9 (DENSO) valve clearance intake...
  • Page 184 Specifications Chassis & Suspension caster 26°00’ trail 3.9 in (98 mm) tire size, front 120/70ZR18M/C (59W) BRIDGESTONE BT020F F DUNLOP D220FST L tire size, rear 170/60ZR17M/C (72W) BRIDGESTONE BT020R F DUNLOP D220ST L radial, tubeless tire type tire pressure, front 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm ) (cold) tire pressure, rear...
  • Page 185 Specifications Lights headlight 12 V 45 W − × (high) 12 V 45 W − × (low) brake/tail light 12 V 21/5 W − × turn signal lights 12 V 21/5 W − × (front) 12 V 21 W − ×...
  • Page 186 Specifications Fuses main A 30 A main B 65 A other fuses 30 A, 20 A, 15 A, 10 A Torque Specifications engine oil drain bolt 22 lbf·ft (29 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m) engine oil filter 20 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) front wheel axle bolt 58 lbf·ft (78 N·m , 8.0 kgf·m) 23 lbf·ft (31 N·m , 3.2 kgf·m)
  • Page 187: 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 188: Emission Control Systems

    (USA only) Warranty Compliance Compliance with the terms of the Distributor’s Warranties for Honda Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is necessary in order to keep the emissions system warranty in effect. (USA only)
  • Page 189 Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various systems to reduce carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons. Exhaust Emission Control System...
  • Page 190 Emission Control Systems Evaporative Emission Control System This motorcycle complies with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) evaporative emission regulations. Fuel vapor from the fuel tank is directed into the charcoal canister and air cleaner where it is adsorbed and stored while the engine is stopped.
  • Page 191 Emission Control Systems Problems That May Affect Motorcycle Exhaust Emissions If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your authorized Honda motorcycle dealer. Symptoms: Hard starting or stalling after starting Rough idle...
  • Page 192: Catalytic Converters

    The catalytic converters act on HC, CO, and NOx. Replacement parts must be original Honda parts or equivalents. The catalytic converters must operate at high temperature for the chemical reactions to take place.
  • Page 193: Oxygenated Fuels

    Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are being blended with alcohol or an ether compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as oxygenated fuels. To meet clean air standards, some areas of the United States and Canada use oxygenated fuels to help reduce emissions. If you use an oxygenated fuel, be sure it is unleaded and meets the minimum octane rating requirement.
  • Page 194 Oxygenated Fuels If you notice any undesirable operating symptoms, try another service station or switch to another brand of gasoline. Fuel system damage or performance problems resulting from the use of an oxygenated fuel containing more than the percentages of oxygenates mentioned above are not covered under warranty.
  • Page 195 Technical Information...
  • Page 196: Consumer Information

    This section contains information on your warranty and how to get an official Honda Service Manual. Authorized Manuals ..................Warranty Coverage ..................Warranty Service ....................Contacting Honda ..................... Your Honda Dealer ..................The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) .............. Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) ............. Consumer Information...
  • Page 197: Authorized Manuals

    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 198 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 - No P. O. Box Number Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.
  • Page 199: Warranty Coverage

    There are responsibilities, restrictions, and exclusions which apply to these warranties. Please read the Warranties Booklet given to you by your Honda dealer at the time of purchase. Be sure to keep your Honda owner’s card with your Warranties Booklet (USA only).
  • Page 200: Warranty Service

    (such as brakes, tires, etc.). If you believe you have a problem with your motorcycle, call the service department of your Honda dealer. Make an appointment for an inspection and diagnosis. Remember, as the owner of the motorcycle, you will be asked to authorize that inspection.
  • Page 201: Contacting Honda

    That’s why it’s important to work to resolve any differences at the dealership level. If you wish to comment on your experiences with your Honda or with your dealer, please send your comments to the following address (USA only): Motorcycle Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., P.O.
  • Page 202: Your Honda Dealer

    The parts department offers Genuine Honda parts, Pro Honda products, Hondaline accessories (USA only), and Honda accessories and products (Canada only). The same quality that went into your Honda can be found in Genuine Honda replacement parts. You’ll also find comparable quality in the accessories and products available from the parts department.
  • Page 203: The Honda Rider's Club (usa Only)

    Membership benefits include: 24-hour, toll-free roadside assistance for your new Honda (includes roadside assistance for your transport vehicle [up to one ton] as long as your Honda is aboard or in tow). For street-legal motorcycles and scooters only.
  • Page 204: Reporting Safety Defects (usa Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153);...
  • Page 205: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of each section of your owner’s manual. MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ................Important Safety Information ................Accessories & Modifications ................Safety Labels ......................INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS ..............11 Operation Component Locations ................. Gauges & Indicators .....................
  • Page 206 Table of Contents BEFORE RIDING ....................37 Are You Ready to Ride? ..................Protective Apparel .................... Rider Training ....................Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ..............Pre-ride Inspection ................... Load Limits & Guidelines ..................Loading ......................Load Limits ...................... Loading Guidelines ..................
  • Page 207 Parking ........................Theft-Prevention Tips ..................Riding with a Passenger or Cargo ................ SERVICING YOUR HONDA ................67 Bef ore You Service Your Honda The Importance of Maintenance ................Maintenance Safety ....................Important Safety Precautions ................Periodic Maintenance ................... Maintenance Schedule ..................
  • Page 208 Table of Contents Service Preparations Maintenance Component Locations ..............Tool Kit ......................... Owner’s Manual Storage ..................Seat Removal ......................Saddlebag Removal ....................Cover Removal ..................... Rearview Mirrors ....................Clip Removal ......................Raising the Fuel Tank ..................Service Procedures Fluids & Filters Fuel ........................
  • Page 209 Authorized Manuals ..................Warranty Coverage ..................Warranty Service ....................Contacting Honda ..................... Your Honda Dealer ..................The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) .............. Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) ............. TABLE OF CONTENTS ................198 INDEX ....................... 204 QUICK REFERENCE...
  • Page 210 Table of Contents...
  • Page 211: Index

    ......................108 air pressure, tires ....................125 air temperature meter ..................20, 22 American Honda, contacting ................194 anti-lock brake system (ABS) (Models equipped with ABS) ......60 apparel, protective ....................38 appearance care ....................
  • Page 212 Index coolant temperature gauge ................20, 21 customer service ....................194 defects, safety ..................... 197 digital clock adjustment ..................28 display illumination adjustment ................29 drive, final ......................110 emission control systems ..................181 engine, flooded ......................
  • Page 213 ..................15, 18 Honda, contacting ...................... . 194 Rider’s Club ....................196 dealer ......................195 Honda service manual ..................190 horn button ......................34 identification, vehicle ..................172 ignition cut-off system, side stand ......................
  • Page 214 Index indicators ....................... 15 initial display ......................20 inspection, pre-ride ....................41 key, lost ....................... 169 kit, tool ........................82 labels, safety ......................lamp check ......................16 limit, weight ......................44 load limits ......................
  • Page 215 Index odometer ......................20, 27 oil, engine ....................... . 98 final drive ...................... . 110 low pressure ....................164 operation component locations ................12 overheat, engine ....................162 owner’s manual storage ..................83 oxygenated fuels ....................
  • Page 216 Index reporting safety defects ..................197 rider training ..................... 2, 40 Rider’s Club, Honda ................... 196 riding, basic operation ....................51 clothing ......................38 safety ........................safety precautions .................... . 52 with passenger or cargo ...................
  • Page 217 Index starting, engine ....................... . 53 troubleshooting ....................149 steering lock ......................63 stop switch, engine ....................32 stopping engine ..................... 55 storage, motorcycle ..................... . 142 owner’s manual ....................83 suspension, rear pre-load ....................
  • Page 218 Index vehicle identification no. (VIN) ................ . 172 warranty, coverage ......................192 extended ......................192 service ......................193 washing your motorcycle .................. . 136 weight limit ......................44 wheels, front removal ....................154 rear removal ....................
  • Page 219 Memo...
  • Page 220: Quick Reference

    The following is a brief, but important collection of information you need to know about your 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 221 CR7EH-9 (NGK) U22FER9 (DENSO) high speed riding: CR8EH-9 (NGK) U24FER9 (DENSO) ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum Coolant engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water main A: 30 A Fuses 65 A main B:...

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