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13/02/07 11:38:50 32MJG600_001
Honda GOLDWING F6B
OWNER'S MANUAL
USO E MANUTENZIONE
MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2013

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  • Page 1 13/02/07 11:38:50 32MJG600_001 Honda GOLDWING F6B OWNER’S MANUAL USO E MANUTENZIONE MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2013...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    12/12/06 16:11:11 32MJG600_002 IMPORTANT INFORMATION OPERATOR AND PASSENGER (Except KO, SI type) This motorcycle is designed to carry the operator and one passenger. Never exceed the maximum weight capacity as shown on the accessories and loading label. (KO, SI type) This motorcycle is designed to carry the operator and one passenger.
  • Page 3 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 4 As you read this manual, you will f ind inf ormation that is preceded by a symbol. This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your motorcycle, other property, or the environment. Pleasant riding, and thank you for choosing a Honda !
  • Page 5 12/12/06 16:11:26 32MJG600_005 The following codes in this manual indicate each country. France European direct sales Korea Australia New Zealand Singapore The specifications may vary with each locale. The illustrations herein are based on the type. This vehicle pictured in this owner’s manual may not match your actual vehicle.
  • Page 6 12/12/06 16:11:30 32MJG600_006 A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this motorcycle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.
  • Page 7 12/12/06 16:11:34 32MJG600_007 You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Saf ety Headings –– such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    12/12/06 16:11:50 32MJG600_008 CONTENTS OPERATION Page MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION PROTECTIVE APPAREL LOAD LIMITS AND GUIDELINES IMAGE LABELS SAFETY LABELS PARTS LOCATION INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS MULTI INFORMATION DISPLAY MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) REAR SUSPENSION BRAKES CLUTCH COOLANT...
  • Page 9: Operation

    12/12/06 16:12:02 32MJG600_009 Page FEATURES (Not required for operation) STEERING LOCK HELMET HOLDER SADDLEBAGS FAIRING POCKET/SHELTER CASE DOCUMENTS HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT ACC TERMINAL AUDIO SYSTEMS RADIO AUXILIARY FUNCTION iPod /USB FLASH DRIVE INTERCOM (I-COM) SYSTEM OPERATION PRE-RIDE INSPECTION STARTING THE ENGINE RUNNING-IN RIDING BRAKING...
  • Page 10 12/12/06 16:12:20 32MJG600_010 CONTENTS MAINTENANCE Page MAINTENANCE THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SAFETY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE TOOL KIT SERIAL NUMBERS COLOUR LABEL COVER REMOVAL CLIP ENGINE OIL CRANKCASE BREATHER SPARK PLUGS COOLANT FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION INSPECTION SIDE STAND WHEEL REMOVAL BRAKE PAD WEAR BRAKE SYSTEM INSPECTION...
  • Page 11: Motorcycle Safety

    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 for more details.
  • Page 12: Protective Apparel

    12/12/06 16:12:35 32MJG600_012 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROTECTIVE APPAREL For your safety, we strongly recommend that you always wear an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, trousers, 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 13 12/12/06 16:12:37 32MJG600_013 Additional Riding Gear In addition to a helmet and eye protection, we also recommend: Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help protect your feet and ankles. Leather gloves to keep your hands warm and help prevent blisters, cuts, burns and bruises.
  • Page 14: Load Limits And Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously affect your motorcycle’s handling, braking and stability. Non-Honda accessories, improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 15 12/12/11 11:10:40 32MJG600_015 Load Limits Following are the load limits for your motorcycle: Maximum weight capacity: 190 kg (419 lb) (Except KO type) Includes the weight of the 172 kg (379 lb) (KO type only) rider, passenger, all cargo and all accessories Putting too much weight in individual storage compartments can also affect stability and handling.
  • Page 16 We strongly recommend that you use only Honda Genuine 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. Check with...
  • Page 17 12/12/06 16:13:07 32MJG600_017 Be sure electrical equipment does not exceed the motorcycle’s electrical system capacity (page ). A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights or engine power. 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.
  • Page 18: Image Labels

    12/12/06 16:13:16 32MJG600_018 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMAGE LABELS Except KO, SI type The following pages describe the label meanings. Some labels warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury. Others provide important safety information. Read this information carefully and don’t remove the labels. There is a specific symbol on each label.
  • Page 19 12/12/06 16:13:25 32MJG600_019 RADIATOR CAP LABEL DANGER NEVER OPEN WHEN HOT. Hot coolant will scald you. R e l i e f pr e s s u r e v a l v e be g i n s t o o p e n a t 1.1 kgf/cm ACCESSORIES AND LOADING WARNING LABEL...
  • Page 20 12/12/06 16:13:38 32MJG600_020 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY REAR CUSHION LABEL GAS FILLED Do not open. Do not heat. SADDLEBAG LABEL NOTICE Heavy cargo placed on the open lid can damage the saddlebag and lid. ACG CABLE LABEL NOTICE Before removing alternator cable, disconnect battery negative cable to prevent damage to the main fuse.
  • Page 21 12/12/06 16:13:49 32MJG600_021 SAFETY REMINDER LABEL For your protection, always wear your helmet while riding. FUEL LABEL UNLEADED PETROL ONLY CARGO LIMIT LABEL Do not exceed 2.0 kg (4.5 lb) CARGO LIMIT LABEL Do not exceed 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) CARGO LIMIT LABEL Do not exceed 8.0 kg (17.6 lb)
  • Page 22 12/12/06 16:13:55 32MJG600_022 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BATTERY LABEL DANGER Keep flames and sparks away from the battery. The battery produces explosive gas that can cause an explosion. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves when handling the battery to avoid risk of burns or loss of eyesight if exposed to battery electrolyte.
  • Page 23 12/12/06 16:14:04 32MJG600_023 BATTERY LABEL ACG CABLE LABEL FUEL/SAFETY REMINDER LABEL ACCESSORIES AND LOADING WARNING LABEL...
  • Page 24 12/12/06 16:14:13 32MJG600_024 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY CARGO LIMIT LABEL SADDLEBAG LABEL SADDLEBAG DAMPER CARGO LIMIT LABEL LABEL...
  • Page 25 12/12/06 16:14:21 32MJG600_025 TYRE INFORMATION LABEL CARGO LIMIT LABEL CARGO LIMIT LABEL...
  • Page 26 12/12/06 16:14:30 32MJG600_026 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY REAR CUSHION LABEL RADIATOR CAP LABEL SADDLEBAG LABEL SADDLEBAG DAMPER LABEL...
  • Page 27: Safety Labels

    12/12/06 16:14:34 32MJG600_027 SAFETY LABELS KO, SI type The following pages show 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.
  • Page 28 12/12/06 16:14:40 32MJG600_028 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY For SI type For KO type...
  • Page 29 12/12/06 16:14:45 32MJG600_029 TYRE INFORMATION LABEL RADIATOR CAP LABEL For KO type For SI type...
  • Page 30: Parts Location

    12/12/06 16:14:49 32MJG600_030 PARTS LOCATION Ignition switch Audio system controls (E, F, ED type) Left handlebar Front brake lever controls Clutch lever Throttle grip Fairing pocket Right handlebar controls Audio system controls Shelter case Shelter case lock Multi information display controls...
  • Page 31 12/12/06 16:14:52 32MJG600_031 Radio antenna Saddlebag Rear brake pedal...
  • Page 32 12/12/06 16:14:56 32MJG600_032 PARTS LOCATION Front headset terminal Helmet holder Shift lever Saddlebag...
  • Page 33: Instruments And Indicators

    12/12/06 16:15:01 32MJG600_033 INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS The indicators and warning lights are incorporated in the instrument panel. Their functions are described on the following pages. Tachometer red zone Right turn signal indicator Left turn signal indicator PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) Tachometer Speedometer Coolant...
  • Page 34 12/12/06 16:15:12 32MJG600_034 PARTS LOCATION Speedometer Shows riding speed. This shows your speed in kilometers per hour (km/h) and/or miles per hour (mph) depending on the type. Tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute. Tachometer red zone Never allow the tachometer needle to enter the red zone, even after the engine has been broken in.
  • Page 35 12/12/06 16:15:20 32MJG600_035 Overdrive indicator (orange) Lights when the transmission is in overdrive (5th gear). Low oil pressure indicator (red) Lights when the engine oil pressure is below normal operating range. Should light when ignition switch is ON and engine is not running. Should go out when the engine starts, except for occasional flickering at or near idling speed when engine is warm.
  • Page 36 12/12/06 16:15:31 32MJG600_036 PARTS LOCATION High beam indicator (blue) Lights when the headlight is on high beam. Immobilizer system (HISS) indicator (red) This indicator lights for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned ON and the engine stop switch is at (RUN).
  • Page 37 12/12/06 16:15:37 32MJG600_037 Fuel Gauge When the gauge needle enters the red band, fuel will be low and you should refill the tank as soon as possible. The amount of fuel left in the tank when the needle enters the red band and with the vehicle set upright is approximately: 3.0 (0.79 US gal , 0.66 Imp gal) Needle...
  • Page 38: Multi Information Display

    12/12/06 16:15:41 32MJG600_038 PARTS LOCATION MULTI INFORMATION DISPLAY Your motorcycle is equipped with a Multi Information Display that presents various displays. This section explains display functions and operations. SETUP button DIM button INFO button TRIP button...
  • Page 39 12/12/06 16:15:46 32MJG600_039 Opening/Ending Ceremony When the ignition switch is turned ON or ACC, the display presents an ‘‘opening ceremony’’. When the ignition switch is turned OFF, the display presents an ‘‘ending ceremony’’.
  • Page 40 12/12/06 16:15:54 32MJG600_040 PARTS LOCATION The opening/ending ceremony can be turned off. Push the SETUP button to show the CLOCK ADJUST display. Push the DIM button to show the OPENING/ENDING CEREMONY display. Push the TRIP or INFO button to switch ON/OFF. Push the SETUP button to fix the setting.
  • Page 41 12/12/06 16:16:03 32MJG600_041 Odometer/Tripmeter ODO (Odometer) shows the total miles (For E type) or kilometer (Except E type) ridden. TRIP (Tripmeter) shows the number of miles (For E type) or kilometer (Except E type) ridden. Odometer TRIP button Tripmeter The tripmeter will show mileage in two sub modes, ‘‘TRIP A’’ and ‘‘TRIP B.’’ Push the TRIP button to select the ‘‘TRIP A’’...
  • Page 42 12/12/06 16:16:12 32MJG600_042 PARTS LOCATION Display Illumination Adjustment To adjust the brightness of the display: Push the DIM button once. ‘‘DIMMER’’ will display. To brighten the display push the TRIP button ( ). To darken the display push the INFO button ( ). (The brighter and darker ranges each have six steps.) To set the selected step push the SETUP button.
  • Page 43 12/12/06 16:16:22 32MJG600_043 Digital Clock The display shows the hour and minute. To adjust the time: Turn the ignition switch to ON or ACC. Push the SETUP button once. ‘‘CLOCK ADJUST’’ will display. To set the hour, press and release the INFO button until the desired hour appears.
  • Page 44 12/12/06 16:16:29 32MJG600_044 PARTS LOCATION Air Temperature Meter Push the INFO button once to display the air temperature. After 5 seconds, the previous display returns. Temperature Display Below 11°C ‘‘ ’’ is displayed. Between: 10°C 50°C Actual air temperature is indicated. Above 50°C The display will remain ‘‘50°C’’.
  • Page 45 12/12/06 16:16:34 32MJG600_045 Saddlebags Open Indicator This indicator turns on when the ignition switch is ON and your motorcycle’s saddlebags are open. If saddlebag(s) are not fully closed, the display will blink OPEN and indicate the open saddlebag(s). Open indicator Saddlebag Open...
  • Page 46: Major Components

    12/12/11 11:10:48 32MJG600_046 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) REAR SUSPENSION Spring Preload: The spring preload adjuster is located behind the right side cover. The spring preload adjuster knob has 35 spring preload positions (clicks) or more for different load or riding conditions. To adjust the spring preload, turn the adjuster knob.
  • Page 47: Brakes

    (page Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads are not worn, have your brake system inspected for leaks. The recommended brake fluid is Honda DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container, or an equivalent. LOWER level mark...
  • Page 48 12/12/06 16:16:52 32MJG600_048 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) The distance between the tip of the brake lever and the grip can be adjusted. Turn the adjuster dial while pushing the brake lever forward. Align the index mark on the brake lever with the numbers on the adjuster dial.
  • Page 49 LOWER level mark, check the brake pads for wear (page Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads are not worn, have your brake system inspected for leaks. The recommended brake fluid is Honda DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container, or an equivalent. UPPER level mark...
  • Page 50: Clutch

    12/12/06 16:17:02 32MJG600_050 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) CLUTCH This motorcycle has a hydraulically actuated clutch. There are no adjustments to perform, but the clutch system must be inspected periodically for fluid level and leakage. 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 and it must be bled out.
  • Page 51 12/12/06 16:17:08 32MJG600_051 The distance between the tip of the clutch lever and the grip may be adjusted. Adjuster dial Clutch lever Index mark Turn the adjuster dial while pushing the clutch lever forward. Align the index mark on the clutch lever with the numbers on the adjuster dial.
  • Page 52: Coolant

    12/12/06 16:17:13 32MJG600_052 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) COOLANT Coolant Recommendation The owner must properly maintain the coolant to prevent freezing, overheating, and corrosion. Use only high quality ethylene glycol antifreeze containing corrosion protection inhibitors specifically recommended for use in aluminum engines.
  • Page 53 12/12/06 16:17:18 32MJG600_053 Inspection The reserve tank is behind the left engine side cover. Remove the left engine side cover (page Check the coolant level in the reserve tank while the engine is at normal operating temperature with the motorcycle in an upright position. Add coolant to the reserve tank as required to bring coolant level to the UPPER level mark.
  • Page 54: Fuel

    12/12/06 16:17:26 32MJG600_054 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) FUEL Fuel Tank The fuel tank capacity including the reserve supply is: 25 (6.6 US gal , 5.5 Imp gal) To open the fuel fill cap, insert the ignition key and turn it clockwise to open the fuel filler lid.
  • Page 55 If ‘‘spark knock’’ or ‘‘pinking’’ occurs at a steady engine speed under normal load, change brands of petrol. If spark knock or pinking persists, consult your dealer. Failure to do so is considered misuse, and damage caused by misuse is not covered by Honda’s Limited Warranty.
  • Page 56 If you decide to use a petrol containing alcohol (gasohol), be sure it’s octane rating is at least as high as that recommended by Honda. There are two types of ‘‘gasohol’’: one containing ethanol, and the other containing methanol. Do not use petrol that contains more than 10 % ethanol.
  • Page 57: Engine Oil

    12/12/06 16:17:42 32MJG600_057 ENGINE OIL Engine Oil Level Check Check engine oil level each day before operating the motorcycle. To Check the Oil Level: Remove the right engine side cover (page Start the engine and let it idle for 3 5 minutes. Stop the engine and hold the motorcycle in an upright position on a firm, level ground.
  • Page 58: Tubeless Tyres

    12/12/06 16:17:47 32MJG600_058 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) TUBELESS TYRES To safely operate your motorcycle, your tyres must be the proper type and size, in good condition with adequate tread, and correctly inflated for the load you are carrying.
  • Page 59 12/12/06 16:17:52 32MJG600_059 Always check air pressure when your tyres are ‘‘cold’’ when the motorcycle has been parked for at least three hours. If you check air pressure when your tyres are ‘‘warm’’ when the motorcycle has been ridden for even a few kilometers the readings will be higher than if the tyres were ‘‘cold’’.
  • Page 60 12/12/06 16:18:00 32MJG600_060 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) Tread Wear Replace tyres before tread depth at the centre of the tyre reaches the following limit: Minimum tread depth Front 1.5 mm (0.06 in) Rear 2.0 mm (0.08 in) For Germany German law prohibits use of tyres whose tread depth is less than 1.6 mm.
  • Page 61 12/12/06 16:18:06 32MJG600_061 Tyre Replacement The tyres 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. Installing improper tyres on your motorcycle can affect handling and stability.
  • Page 62 12/12/06 16:18:12 32MJG600_062 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tyre on this motorcycle. Excessive heat build-up can cause the tube to burst. Use only tubeless tyres on this motorcycle. The rims are designed for tubeless tyres, and during hard acceleration or braking, a tube-type tyre could slip on the rim and cause the tyre to rapidly deflate.
  • Page 63: Essential Individual Components

    12/12/06 16:18:18 32MJG600_063 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch is on the handlebar cover. Key Position Function Key Removal Only the accessory circuits cannot be removed function. Electrical circuits on. cannot be removed No electrical circuits function. can be removed LOCK No electrical circuits function.
  • Page 64: Keys

    12/12/06 16:18:27 32MJG600_064 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS KEYS This motorcycle has two keys and a key number plate. Key number plate Keys You will need the key number if you ever have to replace a key. Store the plate in a safe place. To reproduce keys, bring all keys, key number plate and motorcycle to your dealer.
  • Page 65: Immobilizer System (Hiss)

    12/12/06 16:18:36 32MJG600_065 IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM (HISS) HISS is the abbreviation of Honda Ignition Security System. The immobilizer system (HISS) protects your motorcycle from theft. A properly-coded key must be used in the ignition switch for the engine to start. If an improperly-coded key (or other device) is used the engine’s starting circuit is disabled.
  • Page 66 12/12/06 16:18:41 32MJG600_066 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS Whenever the ignition switch is turned ON, the light operation is canceled. When approximately 5 seconds past without operating a button, the display automatically returns to the previous display. If the system repeatedly does not recognize the coding of your key, contact your dealer.
  • Page 67 12/12/06 16:18:50 32MJG600_067 EC Directives This immobilizer system complies with the R & TTE (Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity) Directive. The declaration of conformity to R & TTE Directive is provided to the owner at the time of purchase.
  • Page 68: Right Handlebar Controls

    12/12/06 16:18:57 32MJG600_068 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Engine Stop Switch The three position engine stop switch is next to the throttle grip. When the switch is in the (RUN) position, the engine will operate. When the switch is in either (OFF)-position, the engine will not operate.
  • Page 69: Left Handlebar Controls

    12/12/06 16:19:06 32MJG600_069 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS The controls next to left handlebar grip are: Headlight Dimmer Switch Push the dimmer switch to (HI) to select high beam or to (LO) to select low beam. Passing Light Control Switch When this switch is pressed, the headlight flashes on to signal approaching cars or when passing.
  • Page 70: Features (Not Required For Operation)

    13/02/04 15:10:10 32MJG600_070 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 to LOCK while pushing in. Remove the key. To unlock the steering, turn the key to OFF while pushing in. Do not turn the key to LOCK while riding the motorcycle;...
  • Page 71: Saddlebags

    13/02/06 11:15:13 32MJG600_071 Helmet holder Ignition key Helmet holder Ignition key Holder pin Helmet set wire Holder pin SADDLEBAGS The saddlebags are for lightweight items. Cargo should not exceed: Except KO type 8.0 kg (17.6 lb) For KO type 9.0 kg (20.0 lb) To Lock &...
  • Page 72 12/12/06 16:19:27 32MJG600_072 FEATURES (Not required for operation) To Open & Shut the Saddlebags To open the right or left saddlebag, pull the right or left latch lever. Latch lever To shut saddlebags, place your hands flat on the edges of its lid and press down until it is firmly closed and check the saddlebags open indicator is not displayed.
  • Page 73: Fairing Pocket/Shelter Case

    12/12/06 16:19:35 32MJG600_073 FAIRING POCKET/SHELTER CASE The fairing pocket and shelter case are for lightweight items. Cargo should not exceed: in fairing pocket 2.0 kg (4.5 lb) in shelter case 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) To open the fairing pocket, push the button. To open the shelter case, insert the ignition key, turn it clockwise.
  • Page 74: Documents

    13/02/04 15:10:23 32MJG600_074 FEATURES (Not required for operation) DOCUMENTS The owner’s manual and other documents should be stored in the left saddlebag. When washing your motorcycle, be careful not to flood this area. Left saddlebag Owner’s manual...
  • Page 75: Headlight Aim Vertical Adjustment

    12/12/06 16:19:44 32MJG600_075 HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT Vertical adjustment can be made by turning the headlight beam adjustment knob as necessary. Obey local laws and regulations. To operate, start the engine. To lower the beam, turn headlight beam adjustment knob clockwise. To raise the beam, turn the knob counterclockwise.
  • Page 76: Acc Terminal

    12/12/06 16:19:49 32MJG600_076 FEATURES (Not required for operation) ACC TERMINAL The ACC terminal is in the fuse box (page ). The terminal and optional socket provide 12 V DC power for electrical accessories. When both terminal and socket are being used, the combined power rating of each accessory should be 60 watts (5 amps) or less.
  • Page 77: Audio Systems

    Do not turn up the volume so loud that emergency vehicles or traffic cannot be heard. (E, F, ED type) Your Honda’s audio system provides clear reception on each band while the preset buttons allow you to easily select your favorite stations. In some countries, you can also utilize many convenient features provided by the Radio Data System (RDS).
  • Page 78 12/12/06 16:20:01 32MJG600_078 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Display Location (E, F, ED type) Radio station SRS indicator Mute indicator Auto volume indicator Clock display USB indicator Auto select indicator Audio mode Radio preset indicator channel Intercom mode indicator Radio band Stereo indicator Program service name indicator (KO, U, SI type)
  • Page 79 12/12/06 16:20:07 32MJG600_079 Audio System f or type E, F, ED Controls Locations LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS TA lever NEWS lever AF lever VOLUME lever MUTE button TUNE/CH lever AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS AUDIO button I-COM button PTY button U button TITLE button L button VOLUME knob/ A.SEL button...
  • Page 80 12/12/06 16:20:13 32MJG600_080 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Audio System f or KO, U, SI type Controls Locations LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS VOLUME lever TUNE/CH lever MUTE button AUDIO CONTROL BUTTONS AUDIO button I-COM button TITLE button FM button AM button A.SEL button VOLUME knob/ AUX button...
  • Page 81 12/12/06 16:20:20 32MJG600_081 MODE Knob/Button Function When audio is OFF INITIAL DISPLAY USB Menu ‘‘USB MENU’’ (P.111) iPod Menu ‘‘iPod MENU’’ (P.106) Bass control ‘‘BASS’’ (P.77) Treble control ‘‘TREBLE’’ (P.77) Fader control ‘‘FADER’’ (P.78) SRS speaker setting ‘‘SRS CS Auto’’ (P.79) ‘‘SRS SRS headphone setting...
  • Page 82 12/12/06 16:20:25 32MJG600_082 FEATURES (Not required for operation) VOLUME Knob/Button Function ‘‘AUDIO’’ ‘‘INTERCOM VOL’’ ‘‘INTERCOM MUTE’’ ‘‘AUTO VOL SPK’’ ‘‘AUTO VOL HS’’ Push the VOLUME Knob/Button When the speaker When INT. COM is is used When the headset is used...
  • Page 83 12/12/06 16:20:29 32MJG600_083 Audio Component Locations Speaker Tweeters Front headset terminal Radio antenna Audio system controls Speaker Audio system controls External amplifier...
  • Page 84 12/12/06 16:20:35 32MJG600_084 FEATURES (Not required for operation) System Control To turn the audio system on push the AUDIO button. To turn the audio system off push and hold the AUDIO button. (E, F, ED type) AUDIO button (KO, U, SI type)
  • Page 85 12/12/06 16:20:41 32MJG600_085 Switch Output When the audio system is turned on, you can switch its output between Speaker and Headset. (Headset is optional equipment.) Pushing the AUDIO button switches the output. (E, F, ED type) (KO, U, SI type)
  • Page 86 12/12/06 16:20:48 32MJG600_086 FEATURES (Not required for operation) VOLUME Control To increase the volume push the VOLUME lever up or turn the VOLUME knob/button clockwise. To decrease the volume push the VOLUME lever down or turn the VOLUME knob/button counterclockwise. To increase or decrease the volume rapidly push the VOLUME lever up or down and hold it down.
  • Page 87 12/12/06 16:20:59 32MJG600_087 Tone Control The tone (Bass Treble) is automatically adjusted in accordance with the vehicle speed. Bass: To select the Bass control, push the MODE knob/button until ‘‘BASS’’ is displayed (page ). Then, within 5 seconds, change the bass control. To emphasize bass turn the MODE knob/button clockwise.
  • Page 88 12/12/06 16:21:04 32MJG600_088 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Fader Control Adjusting the fader control changes the speaker volume push the MODE knob/button until ‘‘FADER’’ is displayed (page ). Then, within 5 seconds, change the fader control. (Setting the fader control to the F increases the speaker volume.
  • Page 89 12/12/06 16:21:12 32MJG600_089 SRS CS Auto creates a surround sound experience in the car and provides rich bass and an elevated audio image. SRS Headphone creates a realistic and immersive 3D stereo headphone listening experience. are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. CS Auto and Headphone technologies are incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
  • Page 90 12/12/06 16:21:18 32MJG600_090 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Beep set To use the circuit push the MODE knob/button until ‘‘BEEP’’ is displayed (page ). Then, within 5 seconds, change the beep setting. To change the setting turn the MODE knob/button. (ON or OFF) MODE knob/button...
  • Page 91 12/12/06 16:21:24 32MJG600_091 Auto Volume Control (AVC) To automatically increase volume as the speed of the motorcycle increases. Push the VOLUME knob/button until ‘‘AUTO VOL SPK’’ is displayed (page ). To select the volume control of headset, push the VOLUME knob/button until ‘‘AUTO VOL HS’’...
  • Page 92 12/12/06 16:21:28 32MJG600_092 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Muting To instantly lower the radio’s volume so you may hear surrounding sounds more clearly push the MUTE button. The display will indicate ‘‘MUTE’’. To restore the original volume push the MUTE button again to restore the original volume.
  • Page 93: Radio

    12/12/06 16:21:34 32MJG600_093 RADIO Radio Antenna To remove the radio antenna, turn it counterclockwise. Radio antenna Read the appropriate pages in this section for operation of the radio in your motorcycle. Page E, F Types. Page KO, U Types.
  • Page 94 12/12/06 16:21:41 32MJG600_094 FEATURES (Not required for operation) (E, F, ED type) Select Band To change bands when you are in the radio mode push the U, M and L buttons. Push the U button to switch to U1/U2. Reception of a stereo signal is indicated when the STEREO indicator appears in the display.
  • Page 95 12/12/06 16:21:47 32MJG600_095 Select Station To raise the radio frequency push the TUNE/CH lever up. To lower the radio frequency push the TUNE/CH lever down. To move up or down the radio frequencies in sequence, move the lever one click at a time. The U (FM) frequency display moves in 100 KHz steps. The M (MW) frequency moves in 9 KHz steps.
  • Page 96 12/12/06 16:21:55 32MJG600_096 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Preset Stations You can store the frequencies of your favorite radio stations in the six preset buttons. Each button will store one frequency on the LW, MW bands, and two frequencies on the UKW band. U button L button A.SEL button...
  • Page 97 12/12/06 16:22:02 32MJG600_097 Auto Select If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive the stations you preset, you can use the Auto Select feature to find stations in the local area. To activate Auto Select, push the A.SEL button. A.SEL will appear in the display, and the system will go into scan mode for several seconds.
  • Page 98 12/12/06 16:22:08 32MJG600_098 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Radio Data System (RDS) Features With your audio system, you can utilize many convenient features provided by the Radio Data System (RDS). The Alternative Frequencies (AF) function turns on automatically when you turn the system on.
  • Page 99 12/12/06 16:22:15 32MJG600_099 AF Lever To turn the AF on push the AF lever up, ‘‘AF’’ will light in the display. To turn the AF off push and hold the AF lever up. AF lever In some countries, you cannot utilize features provided by RDS as the RDS function is not provided in all stations.
  • Page 100 12/12/06 16:22:22 32MJG600_100 FEATURES (Not required for operation) TA (Traffic Announcement Standby) Function To activate this function, select the U (FM) band. When the TA lever is up, ‘‘TA’’ will light on the display and the system will stand by for traffic announcements. When a traffic information (TP) station is selected, ‘‘TP’’...
  • Page 101 12/12/06 16:22:28 32MJG600_101 TA (Traffic Announce) When you turn on TA function, an alarm will sound 5 times, if the signal from TP station cannot be received. If the signal from a TP station becomes weak while you are listening to the radio, the ‘‘TP’’...
  • Page 102 12/12/06 16:22:33 32MJG600_102 FEATURES (Not required for operation) PTY Display Function (Station Name and Information Display) When the PTY button is pressed, the PTY display function turns on. The PTY indicator will light on the display as a reminder. This function lets you know the type of programs the selected RDS station is broadcasting.
  • Page 103 12/12/06 16:22:45 32MJG600_103 PTY Genre Preset Check that A. SEL is not turned on. If it is on, push the A. SEL button to turn it off. Select the UKW band and push the PTY button. Push the select button and select the PTY group. INFO CLASSIC OTHER M CULTURE...
  • Page 104 12/12/06 16:22:51 32MJG600_104 FEATURES (Not required for operation) (KO, U, SI type) Select Band To change to AM or FM when you are in the radio mode push the AM or FM button. Push the FM button to switch to FM1/FM2. Reception of a stereo signal is indicated when the STEREO indicator appears in the display.
  • Page 105 12/12/06 16:22:57 32MJG600_105 Select Station To raise the radio frequency push the TUNE/CH lever up. To lower the radio frequency push the TUNE/CH lever down. (KO, U, SI type) To move up or down the radio frequencies in sequence, move the lever one click at a time.
  • Page 106 12/12/06 16:23:05 32MJG600_106 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Preset Stations You can store the frequencies of your favorite radio stations in the six preset buttons. Each button will store one frequency on the AM band, and two frequencies on the FM band. AM button FM button A.SEL button...
  • Page 107 12/12/06 16:23:11 32MJG600_107 Auto Select If you are traveling far from home and can no longer receive the stations you preset, you can use the Auto Select feature to find stations in the local area. To activate Auto Select, push the A.SEL button. A.SEL will appear in the display, and the system will go into scan mode for several seconds.
  • Page 108 12/12/06 16:23:18 32MJG600_108 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Weather Band (WB) To listen to the Weather Band push the WB button. To cancel the Weather Band push another button. To select channels 1 6 push the desired preset button. To select channel 7 push the TUNE/CH lever up or down until channel 7 is selected.
  • Page 109: Auxiliary Function

    12/12/06 16:23:27 32MJG600_109 AUXILIARY FUNCTION Auxiliary (AUX) Input Use this function to listen to other audio: Connect the input jack connector to listen to other audios. Connect the iPod /USB flash drive to the USB cable to operate and listen to it (see page To turn the function on push the AUX button.
  • Page 110 12/12/06 16:23:38 32MJG600_110 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Input Jack Setup The auxiliary input jack connector is located under the left fairing pocket. To use it: Attach a cloth to the cover and remove the cover with care using a flat-tip screwdriver.
  • Page 111: Ipod /Usb Flash Drive

    12/12/06 16:23:44 32MJG600_111 iPod /USB FLASH DRIVE This audio system can play the audio files on the iPod and a USB flash drive. To play an iPod or a USB flash drive, connect it to the USB cable in the left saddlebag (page iPod touch , iPod , iPod nano are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
  • Page 112 13/02/04 15:10:27 32MJG600_112 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Do not leave iPods /USB flash drives in the vehicle (left saddlebag). High heat will damage it. Read precaution statements on the provided instructions of your iPods / USB flash drives. Use iPod with the latest version of firmware. Some USB flash drives (such as devices with security lockout features, etc.) may not be used or restricted to its function.
  • Page 113 12/12/06 16:23:54 32MJG600_113 Playable Music Files In the audio function, MP3/WMA music files in USB flash drives can be played. Read the followings before recording files in your USB flash drives which may have restrictions. Do not change the file name extensions. Playing USB flash drives containing these kind of files can cause troubles such as the device or speakers failure.
  • Page 114 12/12/06 16:23:59 32MJG600_114 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Items Contents Standards Windows Media Audio Version 7/8/9 Sampling periodicity 32/44.1/48 (kHz) Bit rates (kbit/s) 48-320/VBR File systems FAT 12/16/32 Channel modes Stereo/Monaural Maximum hierarchies 8 hierarchies (including the root directory) Maximum folders 999 folders Maximum files 65,025 files (255 files in one folder)
  • Page 115 13/02/04 15:10:32 32MJG600_115 USB Cable To connect Open the left saddlebag (see page Unclip the USB connector. Connect your iPod with dock connector or the USB flash drive to the USB connector. To disconnect You can disconnect the iPod /USB flash drive at any time. Make sure to follow the iPod ’s instructions on how to disconnect the dock connector from the USB cable.
  • Page 116 12/12/06 16:24:09 32MJG600_116 FEATURES (Not required for operation) Playing an iPod Connect the iPod using your dock connector to the USB cable (see page then push the AUX button twice and iPod indicator will be displayed. If you see an error message in the display, see page iPod indicator...
  • Page 117 12/12/06 16:24:13 32MJG600_117 Select a playlist, artist, album and song by using the MODE knob/button. Push the MODE knob/button until the iPod menu is displayed, then select the desired list by turning the MODE knob/button. Push the MODE knob/button to set your selection. The display shows items on the selected list.
  • Page 118 12/12/06 16:24:16 32MJG600_118 FEATURES (Not required for operation) You can also change or select playlists, artists and albums on the iPod menu, use the TUNE/CH lever (see page Use the TUNE/CH lever while an iPod is playing to change files. Push the TUNE/CH lever up to change to the next file.
  • Page 119 12/12/06 16:24:20 32MJG600_119 Play 1st Play 1st track of track of selected selected album playlist Push the TUNE/CH lever: Push and hold the TUNE/CH lever: Push the TUNE/CH lever up: Push the TUNE/CH lever down:...
  • Page 120 12/12/06 16:24:27 32MJG600_120 FEATURES (Not required for operation) You can select repeat and random play modes when playing a file. To select a play mode Push the A.SEL RPT/RDM button until the desired play mode is displayed. The display changes as follows each time the A.SEL RPT/RDM button is pushed.
  • Page 121 12/12/06 16:24:32 32MJG600_121 Playing a USB Flash Drive Connect your USB flash drive to the USB cable (see page ), then push the AUX button twice and USB indicator will be displayed. If you see an error message in the display, see page USB indicator Select a folder or file by using the MODE knob/button.
  • Page 122 12/12/06 16:24:36 32MJG600_122 FEATURES (Not required for operation) RETURN button TITLE button MODE knob/button You can also change or select files and folders by using TUNE/CH lever while a USB flash drive is playing files. Push the TUNE/CH lever up to change to the next file. Push the TUNE/CH lever down to change to the previous file.
  • Page 123 12/12/06 16:24:42 32MJG600_123 You can select repeat and random play modes when playing a file. To select a play mode Push the A.SEL RPT/RDM button until the desired play mode is displayed. The display changes as follows each time the A.SEL RPT/RDM button is pushed.
  • Page 124 12/12/06 16:24:47 32MJG600_124 FEATURES (Not required for operation) USB Error Messages If an error occurs while playing an iPod or USB flash drive, you may see the following error messages. If you cannot clear the error message, contact a dealer. Error Message Cause Solution...
  • Page 125: Intercom (I-Com) System

    12/12/06 16:24:55 32MJG600_125 INTERCOM (I-COM) SYSTEM System Control Some local governments prohibit the use of a headset by the operator of a motor vehicle. Always obey applicable laws and regulations. The intercom system may be used to communicate with your passenger. (If you want to use this system, you must have headsets.) Power Switch: To turn the system on...
  • Page 126 12/12/06 16:25:03 32MJG600_126 FEATURES (Not required for operation) VOLUME Control To select the Volume control, push the VOLUME knob/button until ‘‘INTERCOM VOL’’ is displayed (page ). Then, within 5 seconds, change the volume control. To increase the volume push the VOLUME lever up or turn the VOLUME knob/button clockwise.
  • Page 127 12/12/06 16:25:10 32MJG600_127 Intercom Muting The intercom mute system automatically lowers (does not silence) the music/ program volume when you speak through the intercom. The sensitivity of the intercom microphone to your voice or ambient sound sets the level at which the intercom system mutes the music/program volume. To adjust this system push the VOLUME knob/button until ‘‘INTERCOM MUTE’’...
  • Page 128: Operation

    12/12/06 16:25:20 32MJG600_128 OPERATION PRE-RIDE INSPECTION 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 dealer. Improperly maintaining this motorcy- cle or failing to correct a problem before riding can cause a crash in...
  • Page 129: Starting The Engine

    12/12/06 16:25:26 32MJG600_129 STARTING THE ENGINE Always follow the proper starting procedure described below. 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.
  • Page 130 12/12/06 16:25:33 32MJG600_130 OPERATION Preparation Before starting, insert the key, turn the ignition switch ON and confirm the following: The transmission is in neutral (neutral indicator is ON). The engine stop switch is at (RUN). The low oil pressure indicator is ON. The PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is OFF.
  • Page 131 12/12/06 16:25:43 32MJG600_131 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 132: Running-In

    12/12/06 16:25:47 32MJG600_132 OPERATION RUNNING-IN Help assure your motorcycle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you ride during the first 500 km (300 miles). During this period, avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration.
  • Page 133: Riding

    12/12/06 16:25:54 32MJG600_133 RIDING Review Motorcycle Safety (pages ) before you ride. Make sure you understand the function of the side stand mechanism. (See MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE on page and explanation for SIDE STAND on page Make sure flammable materials such as dry grass or leaves do not come in contact with the exhaust system when riding, idling, or parking your motorcycle.
  • Page 134: Braking

    12/12/06 16:26:01 32MJG600_134 OPERATION BRAKING This motorcycle is equipped with a Dual CBS (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.
  • Page 135 12/12/06 16:26:07 32MJG600_135 Combined 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 braking too hard in a turn the motorcycle can still lose traction, causing a loss of control.
  • Page 136 12/12/06 16:26:13 32MJG600_136 OPERATION ABS Indicator Light Normally, this light comes on when the ignition is turned ON and goes off after starting to ride. If there is an ABS problem, the indicator light comes on and remains on or blinks. The ABS system does not operate when the ABS indicator light is on or blinking.
  • Page 137: Parking

    12/12/06 16:26:19 32MJG600_137 PARKING After stopping the motorcycle, shift the transmission into neutral, turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the key. Use the side stand to support the motorcycle while parked. Park the motorcycle on firm, level ground to prevent it from falling over. If you must park on a slight incline, aim the front of the motorcycle uphill to reduce the possibility of rolling off the side stand or overturning.
  • Page 138: Anti-Theft Tips

    12/12/06 16:26:23 32MJG600_138 OPERATION ANTI-THEFT TIPS Always lock the steering and never leave the key in the ignition switch. This sounds simple but people do forget. Be sure the registration information for your motorcycle is accurate and current. Park your motorcycle in a locked garage whenever possible. Use an additional anti-theft device of good quality.
  • Page 139: Maintenance

    12/12/06 16:26:28 32MJG600_139 MAINTENANCE THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE 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 140: 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 141: Safety Precautions

    Remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.
  • Page 142: Maintenance Schedule

    The following Maintenance Schedule specifies all maintenance required to keep your motorcycle in peak operating condition. Maintenance work should be performed in accordance with standards and specifications of Honda by properly trained and equipped technicians. Your dealer meets all of these requirements.
  • Page 143 12/12/06 16:26:51 32MJG600_143 FREQUENCY ODOMETER READING PRE-RIDE ANNUAL REGULAR Refer 1000 CHECK CHECK REPLACE (P.118) page 1000 ITEM FUEL LINE FUEL LEVEL THROTTLE OPERATION AIR CLEANER CRANKCASE BREATHER SPARK PLUG VALVE CLEARANCE ENGINE OIL ENGINE OIL FILTER ENGINE IDLE SPEED RADIATOR COOLANT 3 years 42, 151...
  • Page 144: Tool Kit

    13/02/04 15:10:45 32MJG600_144 MAINTENANCE TOOL KIT The tool kit is located in the left saddlebag (page Some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement can be performed with the tools contained in the kit. Spark plug wrench 8 mm Open end wrench 12 mm Open end wrench 17 mm Open end wrench 12 mm Box end wrench...
  • Page 145: Serial Numbers

    12/12/06 16:27:10 32MJG600_145 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. The frame number is stamped on the right side of the steering head. The engine number is stamped on the right side of the crankcase, near the oil level gauge.
  • Page 146: Colour Label

    12/12/06 16:27:15 32MJG600_146 MAINTENANCE COLOUR LABEL The colour label is attached inside the fuel filler lid (page It is helpful when ordering replacement parts. Record the colour and code here for your reference. COLOUR CODE Colour label...
  • Page 147: Cover Removal

    12/12/06 16:27:20 32MJG600_147 COVER REMOVAL Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Left side shown; right side similar. Side cover Engine side cover Cylinder head side cover Front lower cover...
  • Page 148 12/12/06 16:27:28 32MJG600_148 MAINTENANCE Side Cover Removal: Open the saddlebag (page Pull the side cover out until the prongs A are clear of the frame grommets. Carefully pull the side cover out until the prongs B are clear of the frame grommets.
  • Page 149 12/12/06 16:27:35 32MJG600_149 Engine Side Cover Removal: Carefully pull the rear of the engine side cover out until the prongs are clear of their securing slots. Remove the engine side cover backward. Installation: Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Failure to use extreme care removing or installing the side covers may damage the side cover hooks.
  • Page 150 12/12/06 16:27:42 32MJG600_150 MAINTENANCE Cylinder Head Side Cover Removal: Remove the rubber plugs. Remove the bolts. Installation: Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Cylinder head side cover Bolt Rubber plug...
  • Page 151 12/12/06 16:27:49 32MJG600_151 Front Lower Cover Removal: Remove the clips. Remove the bolt A and bolts B. Installation: Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Clip Bolt A Bolts B Front lower cover...
  • Page 152: Clip

    12/12/06 16:27:56 32MJG600_152 MAINTENANCE CLIP Removal: Press down on the centre pin to release the lock. Pull out the clip from the hole. Installation: Push the bottom of the pin. Insert the clip into the hole. Lightly press down on the centre pin to lock the clip.
  • Page 153: Engine Oil

    SAE 10W-30 JASO T 903 standard Suggested Oil Honda ‘‘4-STROKE MOTORCYCLE OIL’’ or equivalent. Your motorcycle does not need oil additives. Use the recommended oil. Do not use oils with graphite or molybdenum additives. They may adversely affect clutch operation.
  • Page 154 12/12/06 16:28:12 32MJG600_154 MAINTENANCE Viscosity: Viscosity grade of engine oil should be based on average atmospheric temperature in your riding area. The following provides a guide to the selection of the proper grade or viscosity of oil to be used at various atmospheric temperatures.
  • Page 155 12/12/06 16:28:17 32MJG600_155 Engine Oil and Filter Engine oil quality is the chief factor affecting engine service life. Change the engine oil as specified in the maintenance schedule (page When running in very dusty conditions, oil changes should be performed more frequently than specified in the maintenance schedule.
  • Page 156 12/12/06 16:28:26 32MJG600_156 MAINTENANCE Park your motorcycle on a firm, level surface. If the engine is cold, start it and let it idle for 3 5 minutes. Turn the engine off. Wait 2 3 minutes for the oil to settle. Remove the right engine side cover (page Remove the front lower cover (page To drain the oil, remove the oil fill cap/dipstick, crankcase drain bolt, and...
  • Page 157 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m , 19 lbf·ft) Use only the Honda Genuine oil filter or a filter of equivalent quality specified for your model. Using the wrong Honda filter or a non-Honda filter which is not of equivalent quality may cause engine damage.
  • Page 158: Crankcase Breather

    12/12/06 16:28:41 32MJG600_158 MAINTENANCE CRANKCASE BREATHER Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Remove the left cylinder head side cover (page Place a drain pan under the crankcase breather tube plug. Remove the crankcase breather tube plug from the tube and drain deposits. Reinstall the crankcase breather tube plug.
  • Page 159: Spark Plugs

    12/12/06 16:28:52 32MJG600_159 SPARK PLUGS Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Recommended plugs: Standard: BKR6E-11 (NGK) K20PR-U11 (DENSO) For cold climate: (Below 5°C, 41°F) BKR5E-11 (NGK) K16PR-U11 (DENSO) For extended high speed riding: BKR7E-11 (NGK) K22PR-U11 (DENSO) Never use a spark plug with an improper heat range. Severe engine damage could result.
  • Page 160 12/12/06 16:29:00 32MJG600_160 MAINTENANCE Discard the spark plug. With the plug washers attached, thread the spark plugs in by hand to prevent cross-threading. Tighten each spark plug: If the old plug is good: 1/8 turn after it seats. If installing a new plug, tighten it twice to prevent loosening: First, tighten the plug: NGK: turn after it seats.
  • Page 161: Coolant

    Coolant Replacement Coolant should be replaced by your dealer, unless the owner has proper tools and service data and is mechanically qualified. Refer to an official Honda Shop Manual. Always add coolant to the reserve tank. Do not attempt to add coolant by removing the radiator cap.
  • Page 162: Front And Rear Suspension Inspection

    12/12/06 16:29:11 32MJG600_162 MAINTENANCE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION INSPECTION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the fork assembly by locking the front brake and pumping the fork up and down vigorously. Suspension action should be smooth and there must be no oil leakage.
  • Page 163: Side Stand

    12/12/06 16:29:17 32MJG600_163 SIDE STAND Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Perform the following maintenance in accordance with the maintenance schedule. Functional Check: Check the spring 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;...
  • Page 164: Wheel Removal

    12/12/06 16:29:26 32MJG600_164 MAINTENANCE WHEEL REMOVAL Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Front Wheel Removal We recommend wheel removal be done only by your dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 165 12/12/06 16:29:30 32MJG600_165 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...
  • Page 166 12/12/06 16:29:36 32MJG600_166 MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 167 12/12/06 16:29:45 32MJG600_167 Front Wheel Installation Reassemble the removed parts in the reverse order of removal. 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. Align the index line of the front axle shaft with the recessed surface of the fork leg.
  • Page 168 12/12/06 16:29:52 32MJG600_168 MAINTENANCE Failure to provide adequate disc to caliper holder clearance may damage the brake discs and impair braking efficiency. Feeler gauge After installing the front wheel, apply the brake lever AND brake pedal several times, then recheck both discs for caliper holder to disc clearance. Do not operate the motorcycle without adequate clearance.
  • Page 169 12/12/06 16:29:57 32MJG600_169 Rear Wheel Removal We recommend wheel removal be done only by your dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools. Support the motorcycle securely, raise the rear wheel off the ground. Remove the parts in sequence, according to the order in the illustration.
  • Page 170 12/12/06 16:30:02 32MJG600_170 MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 171 12/12/06 16:30:07 32MJG600_171 Rear Wheel Installation Reassemble the removed parts in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the rear wheel nuts to the specified torque: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m , 80 lbf·ft) After installing the wheel, apply the brake several times and then check if the wheel rotates freely.
  • Page 172: Brake Pad Wear

    12/12/06 16:30:15 32MJG600_172 MAINTENANCE BRAKE PAD WEAR Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Brake pad wear depends upon the severity of usage, the type of riding, and road conditions. (Generally, the pads will wear faster on wet and dirty roads.) Inspect the pads at each regular maintenance interval (page Front Brake Always inspect each pad in both right and left brake calipers.
  • Page 173: Brake System Inspection

    12/12/06 16:30:22 32MJG600_173 BRAKE SYSTEM INSPECTION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the brake system as follows: Place the motorcycle on its side stand, stop the engine, and place the transmission in neutral. Support the motorcycle securely, raise the rear wheel off the ground. Move the left caliper assembly upward while slowly rotating the rear wheel.
  • Page 174: Battery

    12/12/06 16:30:28 32MJG600_174 MAINTENANCE BATTERY Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 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 dealer.
  • Page 175 12/12/06 16:30:39 32MJG600_175 The battery is located in the battery box behind the left side cover. After turning the ignition switch OFF, wait more than 10 seconds and then remove the negative cable of the battery. Removal: Make sure the ignition switch is OFF. Remove the left side cover (page Pull the clip and remove battery plate.
  • Page 176: Fuse Replacement

    12/12/06 16:30:50 32MJG600_176 MAINTENANCE FUSE REPLACEMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page When frequent fuse failure occurs, it usually indicates a short circuit or an overload in the electrical system. See your dealer for repair. Never use a fuse with a different rating from that specified. Serious damage to the electrical system or a fire may result, causing a dangerous loss of lights or engine power.
  • Page 177 12/12/06 16:30:56 32MJG600_177 Main Fuse: Check the main fuses (A & B/External Amplifier fuse) to see if they are blown. To replace main fuses (A & B/External Amplifier fuse), see your dealer for this service. Circuit Fuses: To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull the old fuse out of its retaining clips with the fuse remover.
  • Page 178: Bulb Replacement

    12/12/06 16:31:02 32MJG600_178 MAINTENANCE BULB REPLACEMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page The light bulb becomes very hot while the light is ON, and remains hot for a while after it is turned OFF. Be sure to let it cool down before servicing. Do not put finger prints on the headlight bulb, as they may create hot spots on the bulb and cause it to break.
  • Page 179 12/12/06 16:31:13 32MJG600_179 High Beam Headlight Bulb Attach a cloth to the cover and remove the cover with care using a flat-tip screwdriver. Open the left fairing pocket cover and remove the clips (page Remove the bolts A and lid. Bolts A Clips Cover...
  • Page 180 12/12/06 16:31:21 32MJG600_180 MAINTENANCE Low Beam Headlight Bulb Pull off the socket without turning. Remove the dust cover. Remove the bulb while pressing down on the pin. Pull out the bulb without turning. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Install the dust cover with its arrow mark facing up.
  • Page 181 12/12/06 16:31:27 32MJG600_181 Front Turn Signal Bulb Remove the rearview mirror by removing the screw. Rearview mirror Screw Turn the socket approximately 45° counterclockwise, then pull it out toward you. Pull out the bulb without turning. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Socket Bulb...
  • Page 182 12/12/06 16:31:34 32MJG600_182 MAINTENANCE Rear Turn Signal Bulb Brake/Tail Light Bulb Remove the rear top end cover. Rear top end cover Open the saddlebags (page Remove the nuts and tail light assembly. Nuts Nuts Tail light assembly...
  • Page 183 12/12/06 16:31:40 32MJG600_183 Turn the socket approximately 45° counterclockwise, then pull it out toward you. Pull out the bulb without turning. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Rear Turn Signal Bulb: Use only the amber bulb. Rear turn signal bulb Socket Brake/tail light bulb...
  • Page 184 12/12/06 16:31:45 32MJG600_184 MAINTENANCE License Light Bulb Remove the license light cover by removing the screws. Pull out the bulb without turning. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. License light cover Screws Bulb...
  • Page 185: Cleaning

    12/12/06 16:31:52 32MJG600_185 CLEANING CLEANING Clean your motorcycle regularly to protect the surface finishes and inspect for damage, wear, and oil, coolant, or fluid (brake and clutch) leakage. Avoid cleaning products that are not specifically designed for motorcycle or automobile surfaces. They may contain harsh detergents or chemical solvents that could damage the metal, paint, and plastic on your motorcycle.
  • Page 186 12/12/06 16:32:02 32MJG600_186 CLEANING Washing the Motorcycle Rinse the motorcycle thoroughly with cool water to remove loose dirt. Clean the motorcycle with a sponge or soft cloth using cool water. Avoid directing water to muffler outlets and electrical parts. Clean the plastic parts using a cloth or sponge dampened with a solution of mild detergent and water.
  • Page 187 12/12/06 16:32:09 32MJG600_187 Finishing Touches After washing your motorcycle, consider using a commercially-available spray cleaner/polish or quality liquid or paste wax to finish the job. Use only a non- abrasive polish or wax made specifically for motorcycles or automobiles. Apply the polish or wax according to the instructions on the container.
  • Page 188 12/12/06 16:32:17 32MJG600_188 CLEANING Painted Aluminum Wheel Maintenance Aluminum may corrode from contact with dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean the wheels after riding through any of these substances. Use a wet sponge and mild detergent. Avoid stiff brushes, steel wool, or cleaners containing abrasives or chemical compounds.
  • Page 189: Storage Guide

    12/12/06 16:32:23 32MJG600_189 STORAGE GUIDE Extended storage, such as for winter, requires that you take certain steps to reduce the effects of deterioration from non-use of the motorcycle. 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.
  • Page 190: Removal From Storage

    12/12/06 16:32:32 32MJG600_190 STORAGE GUIDE Remove the battery. Store 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 rustinhibiting oil. Inflate the tyres to their recommended pressures.
  • Page 191: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    12/12/06 16:32:36 32MJG600_191 TAKING CARE OF THE UNEXPECTED IF YOU CRASH Personal safety is your first priority after a crash. If you or anyone else has been injured, take time to assess the severity of the injuries and whether it is safe to continue riding.
  • Page 192: Specifications

    12/12/11 11:11:03 32MJG600_192 SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Overall length 2,605 mm (102.6 in) Overall width 945 mm (37.2 in) Overall height 1,255 mm (49.4 in) Wheelbase 1,690 mm (66.5 in) CAPACITIES Engine oil After disassembly 4.6 (4.9 US qt , 4.0 Imp qt) After oil filter change 3.7 (3.9 US qt , 3.3 Imp qt) After draining...
  • Page 193 12/12/06 16:33:03 32MJG600_193 CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Caster 29°15’ Trail 109 mm (4.3 in) Tyre size, front 130/70R18M/C 63H BRIDGESTONE G709 RADIAL Tyre size, rear 180/60R16M/C 74H BRIDGESTONE G704 RADIAL Tyre type radial, tubeless POWER TRANSMISSION Primary reduction 1.591 Gear ratio, 1st 2.375 1.454 1.068...
  • Page 194 12/12/06 16:33:10 32MJG600_194 SPECIFICATIONS LIGHTS Headlight (high) 12 V 55 W (low) 12 V 55 W Brake/tail light 12 V 21/5 W Turn signal light (front) 12 V 21/5 W (rear) 12 V 21 W License light 12 V 5 W FUSES Main fuse A 30 A...
  • Page 195: Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter acts on HC, CO, and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. The catalytic converter must operate at a high temperature for the chemical reactions to take place. It can set on fire any combustible materials that come near it.