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  • Page 2: Important Information

    ON-ROAD USE This motorcycle is not equipped with a spark arrester and is designed to be used only on the road. Operation in forest, brush or grass covered areas may be illegal. Obey local laws and regulations.

  • Page 3

    HONDA VFR750F 1995 OWNER'S MANUAL All information in this publication is based on the latest production information available at the time of approval for printing. HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.

  • Page 5

    WELCOME Your new motorcycle presents you with an invitation to adventure and a challenge to master the machine. Your safety depends not only on your own alertness and familiarity with the motorcycle, but also the motorcycle's mechanical condition. A pre-ride inspection before every outing and regular maintenance are essential.

  • Page 6

    Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. We have provided important safety messages in this manual and on your motorcycle. Please read these messages carefully. A safety message alerts you to potential hazards that can hurt you and others. Each safety message is preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three words DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.

  • Page 7

    Page MOTORCYCLE SAFETY Important Safety Information Protective Apparel Loading, Accessories and Modifications Safety Labels PARTS LOCATION Instruments and Indicators MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) Suspension Brakes Clutch Coolant Fuel Engine Oil Tires ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS Ignition Switch...

  • Page 8

    MAINTENANCE Page MAINTENANCE The Importance of Maintenance Maintenance Safety Safety Precautions Emission Requirements (USA only) Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Record Tool Kit Serial Numbers Color Label FILTERS/LUBRICATION Engine Oil ENGINE Spark Plugs Throttle Operation Idle Speed Coolant DRIVE TRAIN Drive Chain Page FRAME /WHEELS /BRAKES Brake Pad Wear...

  • Page 9: Motorcycle Safety

    MOTORCYCLE SAFETY 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 that you can meet on the road. There is much that you can do to protect yourself when ride.

  • Page 10

    Keep Your Bike in Safe Condition For safe riding, it's important to inspect your motorcycle before every ride and perform all recommended maintenance. Never exceed load limits, and only use accessories that have been approved by Honda for this motorcycle. See...

  • Page 11

    PROTECTIVE APPAREL For your safety, we strongly recommend that you always wear an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long- sleeved shirt or jacket whenever you ride Although complete protection is not possible, wearing proper gear can reduce the chance of injury when you ride.

  • Page 12

    Leather gloves to keep your hands warm and help prevent blisters, cuts, burns and bruises. A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for comfort as well as protection. Bright-colored and reflective clothing can help make you more noticeable in traffic.

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    Loading How much weight you put on your motorcycle, and how you load it, are important to your safety. Anytime you ride with a passenger or cargo you should be aware of the following information.

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    7. Improperly loading your motorcycle can affect its stability and handling. Even if your motorcycle is properly loaded, you should ride at reduced speeds and never exceed 80 mph (130 km/h) when carrying cargo.

  • Page 15

    Accessories and Modifications Modifying your motorcycle or using non- Honda accessories can make your motorcycle unsafe. Before you consider making any modifications or adding an accessory, be sure read the following information. WARNING Improper accessories or modifications can cause a crash in which you can be hurt or killed.

  • Page 16

    Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your motorcycle. This motorcycle was not designed for these attachments, and their use can seriously impair your motorcycle's handling. 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.

  • Page 17

    SAFETY LABELS The following shows the locations of safety labels on your motorcycle. Some labels warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Others 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.

  • Page 22

    INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS The indicators are contained in the instrument panel. Their functions are described in the tables on the following pages. USA model: Odometer and tripmeter read in miles. Canadian model: Odometer and tripmeter read in kilometers. (1) Speedometer (2) Odometer (3) Left turn signal indicator (4) Side stand indicator...

  • Page 23

    (Ref.No.) Description ------------------------------------------------- (1) Speedometer (2) Odometer (3) Left turn signal indicator (Amber) Side stand indicator (5) High beam indicator (Blue) (6) Digital clock (7) Tachometer (8) Tachometer red zone (9) Neutral indicator (Green) (10) Right turn signal indicator (amber) Function ----------------------------------------------------------- Shows riding speed.

  • Page 24

    (Ref.No.) Description -------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- (11) Fuel indicator (Red) (12) Fuel gauge (13) Coolant temperature gauge (14) Low oil pressure indicator (Red) (15) Tripmeter (16) Tripmeter reset knob Function When this indicator comes on while riding, fuel reserved in the tank is about: 3.3 L (0.87 US gal, 0.73 Imp gal) Should also light for a few seconds and then go off when the ignition switch is turned ON.

  • Page 25

    H and C marks. If the needle reaches the H (Hot) mark, stop the engine and check the reserve tank coolant level. Read pages 28 - 29 and do not ride the motorcycle until the problem has been corrected. NOTICE...

  • Page 26

    Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge (1) shows the approximate fuel supply available. At F (Full), the fuel tank capacity including reserve is: 21.0 L (5.55 US gal ,4.62 Imp gal) When the gauge needle first points to E, refill the tank as soon as possible. At E there is: 2.8 L (0.74 US gal,0.62 Imp gal)

  • Page 27

    Digital clock The digital clock displays the time. To adjust time, proceed as follows: turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Hour……………….. Press the Hour button(1) until the correct hour is displayed. Minute..……………. Press the Min. button (2) until the correct minute is displayed.

  • Page 28

    MAJOR COMPONENTS Information you need to operate this Motorcycle SUSPENSION Front Suspension Spring preload adjuster: adjust the spring preload by turning the preload adjuster(1) with the No. 2 screwdriver provided in the tool kit. To reduce (SOFT): Turn the adjuster counterclockwise toward SOFT for a light load and smooth road condition.

  • Page 29

    Rear Suspension Rebound damping adjuster. To adjust the adjuster to the standard position, proceed as follows: Turn the damping adjuster (1) clockwise until it will no longer turn. This is the full hard setting. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise approximately 1 turn so that its punch mark (2) aligns with the reference punch mark (3).

  • Page 30

    Spring preload adjuster: The spring preload adjuster (1) has 36 positions for different load or riding conditions. Use the 8 mm box wrench (2) and pin spanner (3) as shown to adjust the rear shock. The standard position: STD (red dot). To reduce (SOFT): Turn the adjuster counterclockwise toward LOW for a light load and smooth road...

  • Page 31

    See your authorized Honda dealer for this service. Front Brake Fluid Level: With the motorcycle in an upright position, check the fluid level. It should be above the LOWER level mark (1). If the level is at or below the LOWER level mark(1), check the brake pads for wear(page 91).

  • Page 32

    Rear Brake Fluid Level: With the motorcycle in an upright position, check the fluid level. It should be between the UPPER (1) and LOWER (2) level marks. If the level is at or below the LOWER level mark (2), check the brake pads for wear(page 92).

  • Page 33

    Front Brake Lever: The distance between the tip of the brake lever (1) and the grip can be adjusted by turning the adjuster (2). Align the arrow (3) on the brake lever with the index mark (4) on the adjuster. Apply the brake several times and check for free wheel rotation after the brake lever is released.

  • Page 34

    If the control lever freeplay becomes excessive and 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 and it must be bled out.

  • Page 35

    Clutch lever: The distance between the tip of the clutch lever (1) and the grip can be adjusted by turning the adjuster (2). Align the arrow (3)on the clutch lever with the index mark (4)on the adjuster. Other checks: Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings.

  • Page 36

    Water that is high in mineral content or salt may be harmful to the aluminum engine. The factory provides a 50/50 solution of antifreeze and distilled water in this motorcycle. This coolant solution is recommended for most operating temperatures and provides good corrosion protection.

  • Page 37

    Inspection The reserve tank is behind the right middle fairing. Check the coolant level in the reserve tank while the engine is at normal operating temperature It should be between the UPPER (1) and LOWER (2) level marks. If the coolant level begins to reach the LOWER level mark (2), add coolant to the UPPER level mark(1).

  • Page 38

    Fuel Tank The fuel tank capacity, including reserve, is: 21.0 L (5.55 US gal , 4.62 Imp gal) To open the fuel fill cap(1), insert the ignition key (2) and turn it clockwise. The cap will pop up and can be lifted off. Do not overfill the tank.

  • Page 39

    Your engine is designed to use any gasoline that has a pump octane number of 86 or higher. Gasoline pumps at service stations normally display the pump octane number. We recommend that you use unleaded fuel because it produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends the life of exhaust system components.

  • Page 40

    Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasoline's are being blended with alcohol or an ether compound. These gasoline's are collectively referred to as oxygenated fuels. To meet clean IR 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 41: Engine Oil

    Running the engine with insufficient oil pressure may cause serious engine damage. To check the oil level: Place the motorcycle on its center stand on firm, level ground. Start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes. Make sure the low oil pressure indicator goes off.

  • Page 43

    If you check air pressure when your tires are "warm" -- when the motorcycle has been ridden for even a few miles -- the readings will be higher than if the tires were "cold". This is normal, so do not let air out of the tires to match the recommended cold air pressures given below.

  • Page 44

    Tread Wear For the best performance, you should replace a tire before the tread depth at the center reaches 1.5 mm (0.06 in.) for the front tire, and 2.0 mm (0.08 in.) for the rear tire. If the wear indicators (1) are visible, replace the tire immediately as it is no longer safe.

  • Page 45

    Tire Repair If a tire is punctured or damaged, you should replace it, not repair it. As discussed below, a tire that is repaired, either temporarily or permanently, will have lower speed and performance limits than a new tire. A temporary repair, such as an external tubeless tire plug, may not be safe for normal speeds and riding conditions.

  • Page 46

    Tire Replacement The tires that came on your motorcycle were designed to match the performance capabilities of your motorcycle and provide the best combination of handling, braking, durability and comfort. WARNING Installing improper tires on your motorcycle can affect handling and stability.

  • Page 47

    Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire on this motorcycle. Excessive heat build-up can cause the tube to burst. Use only tubeless tires on this motorcycle. The rims are designed for tubeless tires, and during hard acceleration or braking, a tube type tire could slip on the rim and cause the tire to rapidly deflate.

  • Page 48

    ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch (1) is located below the indicator panel. Key Position Function ----------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------ LOCK Steering is locked. Engine and lights (steering lock) cannot be operated. Engine and lights cannot be operated. Headlight, taillight and instrument lights are on and other lights can be operated.

  • Page 49

    This switch is intended primarily as a safety or emergency switch and should normally remain in the RUN position. If your motorcycle is stopped with the ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will still be on, resulting in battery discharge.

  • Page 50

    LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS The three controls next to the left handlebar grip are: Headlight Dimmer Switch (1) Select HI for high beam, LO for low beam. Turn Signal Switch (2) Move to L to signal a left turn, R to signal a right turn.

  • Page 51

    FEATURES (Not required for operation) STEERING LOCK To lock the steering, turn the handlebars all the way to the left or right, turn the key (1) to LOCK while pushing in. Remove the key.

  • Page 52

    HELMET HOLDER The helmet holder(1) is on the left side below the seat. The helmet holder is designed to secure your helmet while parked. Insert the ignition key (2)and turn it clockwise to unlock. Hang your helmet on the holder (3). Turn the key counterclockwise to lock the holder and then remove the key.

  • Page 53

    SEAT To remove the seat( 1), insert the ignition key (2) into the helmet holder (3), turn it clockwise and pull the seat lock lever (4) downward. Pull the seat back and up. To install the seat, insert the prong into the recess under the frame cross member and then push down on the rear of the seat.

  • Page 54

    OWNER'S MANUAL STORAGE The owner's manual (and other documents) should be stored in the plastic bag (1) in the owner's manual storage compartment (2) under the seat. When washing your motorcycle, be careful not to flood this area with water.

  • Page 55

    STORAGE COMPARTMENT FOR U-SHAPED LOCK The rear fender has a storage compartment to store a U-shaped lock under the seat. After storing, be sure to fasten the lock with the rubber band ( 1) securely. Some U-shaped locks may not be stored in the compartment due to their size or design.

  • Page 56

    REAR SEAT COVER See your authorized Honda dealer for removal installation of the rear seat cover. Installation: Remove the seat(page 45). Remove the mounting bolts (1) and grab rails (2). Install the mounting bolts(1). Remove the mounting bolts (3) and cowl plugs (4).

  • Page 57

    Removal: Removal can be done in the reverse order of installation. Tighten the rear grab rail mounting bolts (1) securely. TORQUE: 35 N-m(3.5 kg-m, 25 Ib-ft) If a torque wrench was not used for installation, see your authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly.

  • Page 58

    MIDDLE FAIRING Removal Remove the bolt (2). Turn the clips (3) 90` counterclockwise, remove the mounting clips (4). Pull the middle fairing (1) out by releasing the tabs (5)from the upper fairing (6). Installation: Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal.

  • Page 59

    SIDE COVER The side cover(1) must be removed to add the rear brake fluid. Removal: Remove the seat(page 45). Disconnect the stoplight and rear turn signal light connector (2). Remove the mounting bolts (3). Pull out both side cover tabs (4). Slide the cover upward.

  • Page 60

    For your safety, it is very important to take a few moments before each ride to walk around your motorcycle and check its condition. If you detect any problem, be sure you take care of it, or have it corrected by your Honda dealer.

  • Page 61

    Gauges Turn the ignition on and check for normal operation of the gauges and indicators. Lights Make sure the brake light, taillight and other lights are working properly. Remember, be sure to take care of any Problem you find, or have your dealer correct it, before you ride.

  • Page 62

    STARTING THE ENGINE This motorcycle is equipped with a side stand ignition cut-off system. The engine cannot be started if the side stand is down, unless the transmission is in neutral. If the side stand is up, the engine can be started in neutral or in gear with the clutch lever pulled in.

  • Page 63

    Starting Procedure To restart a warm engine, follow the procedure for ''High Air Temperature". Normal Air Temperature 10` - 35`C (50` - 95`F) Pull the choke lever(1) back all the way to Fully ON(A), if the engine is cold. Start the engine, leaving the throttle closed. Do not open the throttle when starting the engine with the choke ON.

  • Page 64

    High Air Temperature 35 `C (95 `F) or above Do not use the choke. Open the throttle slightly. Start the engine. Low Air Temperature 10`C (50`F) or below Follow steps 1-2 under "Normal Air Temperature''. When engine rpm begins to pick up, operate the choke lever to keep fast idle at : 2,000- 3,000 rpm Continue warming up the engine until it runs...

  • Page 65

    Flooded Engine If the engine fails to start after repeated attempts, it may be flooded with excess fuel. To clear a flooded engine, leave the engine stop on RUN and push the choke lever forward to Fully OFF (B). Open the throttle fully and crank the engine for 5 seconds.

  • Page 66

    Do not exceed 7,000 rpm. Upon reaching an odometer reading of 1,000 miles (1,600 km), you can subject the motorcycle to full throttle operation. However, do not exceed 11,500 RPM at any (tachometer red zone limit). time...

  • Page 67

    SHIFTING Review Motorcycle Safety (pages 1 - 10) before you ride. Proper shifting will provide better fuel economy. When changing gears under normal conditions, use these recommended shift points: Shifting Up: From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h) From 2nd to 3rd:...

  • Page 68

    The battery will not be charged while the engine speed is near idle speed. Avoid idling for prolonged periods. Do not tow the motorcycle or coast for long distances while the engine is off. The transmission will not be properly lubricated...

  • Page 69

    When possible, reduce speed or brake before entering a turn; closing the throttle or braking in mid-turn may cause wheel slip. Wheel slip will reduce control of the motorcycle. When riding in wet or rainy conditions, or on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver and stop will be reduced.

  • Page 70

    HIGH ALTITUDE RUNNING (USA ONLY) When operating this motorcycle at high altitude, the air-fuel mixture becomes overly rich. Above 6,500 feet (2,000 m), driveability and performance may be reduced and fuel consumption increased. The carburetor can be modified to compensate for this high altitude richness.

  • Page 71

    OFF, turn the handlebar all the way to the left and remove the key. Use the center stand to support the motorcycle while parked. Park the motorcycle on firm, level ground to prevent it from falling over.

  • Page 72

    This sounds simple but people do forget. 2.Be sure the registration information for your motorcycle is accurate and current. 3.Park your motorcycle in a locked garage whenever possible. 4.Use an additional anti-theft device of good quality. When you park your motorcycle, we...

  • Page 73

    A well-maintained motorcycle is essential for safe, economical and trouble-free riding. It will also help reduce air pollution. To help you properly care for your motorcycle, the following pages include a Maintenance Schedule and a Maintenance Record for regularly scheduled maintenance.

  • Page 74

    MAINTENANCE SAFETY This section includes instructions on some important maintenance tasks. You can perform some of these tasks with the tools provided - if you have basic mechanical skills. Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals.

  • Page 75

    Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools and skills required. To help prevent the motorcycle from falling over, park it on a firm, level surface, using the center stand to provide support. To reduce the possibility of a fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline or batteries.

  • Page 76

    EMISSION REQUIREMENTS (USA ONLY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB) require that your motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated and maintained according to the instructions provided, and that...

  • Page 77

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Perform the Pre-ride Inspection (page 52) at each scheduled maintenance period. Each item on the maintenance schedule requires some mechanical knowledge. Certain items (particularly those marked * and **) may require more technical information and tools. Consult your authorized Honda Dealer. Should be serviced by your authorized Honda dealer, unless the owner has proper tools, service data and is mechanically qualified.

  • Page 80

    600 mile(1,000 km) break-in maintenance, is considered a normal owner operating cost and will be charged for by your dealer. Detailed receipts verifying the performance of required maintenance should be retained. These receipts should be transferred with the motorcycle to the new owner if the motorcycle is sold. Odometer Date...

  • Page 81

    No.2 screwdriver Screwdriver grip 8 mm box wrench 5 mm hex wrench 22 mm box end wrench 16 mm box end wrench Feeler gauge 0.7 mm Tool bag The following tools are also provided with your motorcycle. Wheel wrench Extension bar...

  • Page 82

    SERIAL NUMBERS The frame and engine serial numbers are required when registering your motorcycle. They may also be required by your dealer when ordering replacement parts. Record the numbers here for your reference. VIN________________________________ The VIN, Vehicle Identification Number(1), is on the Safety Certification Label affixed to the right side of the frame near the steering head.

  • Page 83

    The engine number (3) is stamped on top of the crankcase. ENGINE NO.___________________________ COLOR LABEL The color label (1) is attached to the frame under the seat. Remove the side cover. It is helpful when ordering replacement parts. Record the color and code here for your reference.

  • Page 84

    ENGINE OIL Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67 Engine Oil Recommendation: USE PRO HONDA GN4 4 STROKE OIL OR AN EQUIVALENT Do not use oils with graphite or molybdenum additives. They may adversely affect clutch operation. Use only high detergent, premium quality motor oil certified to meet API Service Classification SF or SG.

  • Page 85

    If a torque wrench is not used for this installation, see your authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Change the engine oil with the engine at normal operating temperature and the motorcycle on its side stand to assure complete and rapid draining.

  • Page 86

    Remove the middle fairing(page 50). To drain the oil, remove the oil filler cap and crankcase drain plug(1) and sealing washer (2). Remove the oil filter (3) with a filter wrench and let the remaining oil drain out. Discard the oil filter (3).

  • Page 87

    Start the engine and let it idle for 2-3 minutes. Several minutes after stopping the engine, check that the oil level is at the upper level mark on the dipstick with the motorcycle upright on firm, level ground. Make sure there are no oil leaks.

  • Page 88

    SPARK PLUGS Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67. Recommended plugs: Standard: CR9EH-9 (NGK) or U27FER 9 (NIPPONDENSO) For cold climate: (Below 5`C, 41`F) CR8EH-9 (NGK) or U24FER 9 (NIPPONDENSO) NOTICE Never use a spark plug with an improper heat range.

  • Page 89

    Inspection Disconnect the spark plug caps from the spark Plugs. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug bases. Remove the spark plugs using the spark plug wrench (5) furnished in the tool kit. Inspect the electrodes and center porcelain for deposits, corrosion or carbon fouling.

  • Page 90

    With the plug washer attached, thread the spark plug in by hand to prevent cross threading. Tighten a new spark plug 1/2 turn with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer. If you are reusing a plug, it should only take 1/8 - 1/4 turn after the plug seats.

  • Page 91

    THROTTLE OPERATION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from the fully open to the fully closed position at both full steering positions. Measure the throttle grip free play at the throttle grip flange.

  • Page 92

    See your authorized Honda dealer for regularly scheduled carburetor adjustments. Warm up the engine, shift to neutral and place the motorcycle on its stand. Adjust idle speed with the throttle stop screw (1). Idle speed (in neutral): 1,100 +/- 100 rpm 1,200 +/- 100 rpm ...

  • Page 93

    COOLANT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67. Coolant Replacement Coolant should be replaced by an authorized Honda dealer, unless the owner has proper tools and service data and is mechanically qualified. Refer to Honda's Common Service Manual and an official Model Specific Service Manual.

  • Page 94

    The drive chain should be checked, adjusted and lubricated as part of the Pre-ride Inspection (page 52). Under severe usage, or when the motorcycle is ridden in unusually dusty or muddy areas, more frequent maintenance will be necessary. Inspection:...

  • Page 95

    Roll the motorcycle forward. Stop and place it on its side stand. Inspect the drive chain and sprockets for any of the following conditions: DRIVECHAIN * Damaged Rollers * Loose Pins * Dry or Rusted Links * Kinked or Binding Links...

  • Page 96

    If the drive chain requires adjustment, the procedure is as follows: Turn the engine off, place the motorcycle on its center stand and shift the transmission into neutral. Loosen the bearing holder pinch bolt (1).

  • Page 97

    Wear inspection Check the chain wear label when adjusting the chain. If the red zone (4) on the label aligns with the tip of driven sprocket teeth (5) after the chain has been adjusted to the proper slack, the chain is excessively worn and must be replaced.

  • Page 98

    Lubrication and cleaning: Lubricate every 600 miles (1,000 km) or sooner if chain appears dry. The drive chain on this motorcycle is equipped with small O-rings between the link plates. These O-rings retain grease inside the chain to improve its service life.

  • Page 99

    BRAKE PAD WEAR Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67. Brake pad shoe wear depends upon the severity of usage, the type of riding, and road conditions. (Generally, the pads/shoes will wear faster on wet and dirty roads.) Inspect the pads/shoes at each regular maintenance interval (page 71).

  • Page 100

    Rear Brake Check the cutout (2) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your authorized Honda dealer for this service.

  • Page 101

    Check the spring (1) for damage or loss of tension and the side stand assembly for freedom of movement. Check the side stand ignition cut-off system: Sit astride the motorcycle: put the side stand up and the transmission in neutral.

  • Page 102

    WHEEL REMOVAL Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67 . Front Wheel Removal Raise the front wheel off the ground by placing a support block under the engine. Remove the right and left caliper assemblies (1) from the fork legs by removing the fixing bolts (2).

  • Page 103

    Do not depress the brake lever when the wheel is off the motorcycle. The caliper pistons will be forced out of the cylinders with subsequent loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, servicing of the brake system will be necessary. See your authorized Honda dealer for this service.

  • Page 104

    Installation Notes: Reverse the removal procedure to install the wheel. If a torque wrench was not used for installation, see your authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to loss of braking capacity. Position the wheel between the fork legs and insert the front axle shaft from the left side, through the left fork leg and wheel hub.

  • Page 105

    (7) and the caliper bracket (8) on each side with a 0.7 mm feeler gauge (9) after installation. The clearance should be at least 0.7 mm (0.03 in). If the clearance is not 0.7 mm (0.03 in) or more, loosen the left axle pinch bolt and pull the left fork outward or push inward adjust the clearance.

  • Page 106

    Apply the front brake several times, then recheck both discs for caliper bracket-to-disc clearance. Do not operate the motorcycle without adequate clearance. Failure to provide adequate disc-to-caliper bracket clearance may damage the brake discs and impair braking efficiency. Check for free wheel rotation after the brake is released.

  • Page 107

    Remove the rear wheel (4) slowly. Do not depress the brake pedal while the wheel is off the motorcycle. The caliper pistons will be forced out of the cylinders with subsequent loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, servicing of the brake system will be necessary.

  • Page 108

    Installation Notes: Reverse the removal procedure to install the wheel. If a torque wrench was not used for installation, see your authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to loss of braking capacity. Tighten the rear wheel nuts to the specified torque.

  • Page 109

    BATTERY Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67. It is not necessary to check the battery electrolyte level or add distilled water as the battery is a maintenance-free (sealed) type. If your battery seems weak and/or is leaking electrolyte (causing hard starting or other electrical troubles), contact your authorized Honda dealer.

  • Page 110

    WARNING The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte) which is highly corrosive and poisonous. Getting electrolyte in your eyes or on your skin can cause serious burns. Wear protective clothing and eye protection when working near the battery. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM THE BATTERY.

  • Page 111

    Battery Removal The battery is in the battery box below the seat. Remove the seat (page 45). Release the rings and remove the rubber band(1). Disconnect the negative(--) terminal lead (2) from the battery first, then disconnect the positive(+) terminal lead (3). Pull out the battery (4)from the battery box.

  • Page 112

    FUSES Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 67. All of the electrical circuits on your motorcycle have fuses to protect them from a short circuit or overload. Checking and Replacing Fuses If something electrical on your motorcycle stops working, the first thing you should check for is a blown fuse.

  • Page 113

    Fuse box: The fuse box (1) is located near the right upper shroud (2). The specified fuses are: 10A, 20A Turn the ignition switch OFF before checking or replacing a fuse to prevent an accidental short circuit. Remove the fuse box case cover (3) by removing the screws (4).

  • Page 114

    Main fuse: The main fuse (1) is located on the starter magnetic switch near the battery negative (--) terminal lead, is: Turn the ignition switch OFF before checking or replacing a fuse to prevent an accidental short circuit. Remove the seat(page 45). Disconnect the wire connector (2) of the starter magnetic switch (3).

  • Page 115

    They may contain harsh detergents or chemical solvents that could damage the metal, paint, and plastic on your motorcycle. If your motorcycle is still warm from recent operation, give the engine and exhaust system time to cool off. Park in a shady area. Washing your motorcycle...

  • Page 116

    After cleaning, rinse the motorcycle thoroughly with plenty of clean water. Detergent residue can corrode alloy parts. Dry the motorcycle and lubricate the drive chain. Start the engine and let it run for several minutes. Test the brakes before riding the motorcycle.

  • Page 117

    In addition, necessary repairs should be made BEFORE storing the motorcycle; otherwise, these repairs may be forgotten by the time the motorcycle is removed from storage. STORAGE Change the engine oil and filter.

  • Page 118

    Remove the battery and charge it fully. Store it in an area protected from freezing temperatures and direct sunlight. Slow charge the battery once a month. Wash and dry the motorcycle. Wax all painted surfaces. Coat chrome with rust- inhibiting oil. Lubricate the drive chain.

  • Page 119

    4 months have passed since the start of storage. Charge the battery as required. Install the battery. Perform all Preride Inspection checks (page 52). Test ride the motorcycle at low speeds in a safe riding area away from traffic.

  • Page 120: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Over all length Over all width Over all height Wheelbase Ground clearance WEIGHT Dry weight CAPACITIES Engine oil: After draining After draining and oil filter change After disassembly Fuel tank Cooling system capacity Passenger capacity Maximum weight capacity 2,125 mm(83.7 in) 720 mm(28.3 in) 1,185 mm(46.7 in)

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    ENGINE Bore and stroke Compression ratio Displacement Spark plug Standard For cold climate (Below 5`C, 41`F) Spark plug gap Idle speed Valve clearance (Cold) Intake Exhaust 70.0 x 48.6 mm (2.76 x 1.91 in) 11.0 : 1 748 cm (45.6 cu-in) CR9EH-9 (NGK) or U27FER 9 (NIPPONDENSO) CR8EH-9 (NGK) or...

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    CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Caster Trail Tire size, front Tire size, rear POWER TRANSMISSION Primary reduction Gear ratio 2.062 1.333 1.153 1.035 Final reduction 99 mm(3.9 in) 120/70 ZR 17 170/60 ZR 17 1.939 2.846 1.631 2.687...

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    ELECTRICAL Battery Generator LIGHTS Headlight Brake / taillight Position light License light Turn signal light Front Rear Instrument lights Neutral indicator Turn signal indicator High beam indicator Low oil pressure indicator Side stand indicator Fuel indicator FUSE Main fuse Other fuses 12V-10AH 0.37kw 5,000rpm 12V-45/45W x 2...

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    CONSUMER INFORMATION SERVICE MANUALS The Honda Common Service Manual (Part Number: 61CM000) explains the theory of peration and provides basic service information for various systems common to all Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Pilots. The Model Specific Service Manual (Part Number: 61MT405) contains service procedures specific only to your model.

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    EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS Source of Emissions The combustion process produces carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. Control of hydrocarbons is very important because under certain conditions, they react to form photochemical smog when subjected to sunlight. Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes lean carburetor settings and other systems to reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.

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    Evaporative Emission Control System (California only) This motorcycle complies with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for evaporative emission regulations. Fuel vapor from the fuel tank and carburetor is directed into the charcoal canister and air cleaner where it is adsorbed and stored while the engine is stopped. When the engine is running and the purge control diaphragm valve is open, fuel vapor in the charcoal canister and air cleaner is drawn into the engine through the carburetor.

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    Replacing any moving parts of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer. Problems that May Affect Motorcycle Emissions If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and repaired by your authorized Honda...

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    If the problem has already been reviewed with the Service Manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the General Manager. If your problem still has not been resolved to your satisfaction, contact the Motorcycle Customer Service department of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The address is P.O. Box 2220, Torrance, CA90509-2220.

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    REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying American Honda Motor Co., Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.

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