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07/08/01 18:58:54 32MEG630_001
Honda VT750C
OWNER'S MANUAL
USO E MANUTENZIONE
MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2007

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  • Page 1 07/08/01 18:58:54 32MEG630_001 Honda VT750C OWNER’S MANUAL USO E MANUTENZIONE MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2007...
  • Page 2 07/08/01 18:58:59 32MEG630_002 IMPORTANT INFORMATION OPERATOR AND PASSENGER 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. ON-ROAD USE This motorcycle is designed to be used only on the road. READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL CAREFULLY Pay special attention to the safety messages that appear throughout the manual.
  • 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 When service is required, remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best. If you have the required mechanical ‘‘know-how’’ and tools, your dealer can supply you with an official Honda Shop Manual to help you perform many maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Page 5 07/08/01 18:59:33 32MEG630_005 The following codes in this manual indicate each country. The illustrations herein are based on the type. VT750C France Ireland Singapore Australia New Zealand European direct sales Austria Holland Belgium Switzerland Spain Germany Italy Portugal VT750CA Ireland...
  • Page 6 07/08/01 18:59:37 32MEG630_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.
  • Page 7 07/08/01 18:59:43 32MEG630_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. Safety Headings –– such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions. Safety Section ––...
  • Page 8 07/08/01 19:00:01 32MEG630_008 OPERATION page page MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL IMPORTANT SAFETY COMPONENTS INFORMATION IGNITION SWITCH PROTECTIVE APPAREL KEYS LOAD LIMITS AND GUIDELINES IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM (HISS) RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS PARTS LOCATION INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) SUSPENSION BRAKES...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    07/08/01 19:00:12 32MEG630_009 page page FEATURES OPERATION (Not required for operation) PRE-RIDE INSPECTION STEERING LOCK STARTING THE ENGINE HELMET HOLDER RUNNING-IN DOCUMENT BAG RIDING SIDE COVER BRAKING SEAT PARKING HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL ANTI-THEFT TIPS ADJUSTMENT...
  • Page 10 07/08/01 19:00:34 32MEG630_010 MAINTENANCE page page MAINTENANCE BATTERY THE IMPORTANCE OF FUSE REPLACEMENT MAINTENANCE BRAKELIGHT SWITCH MAINTENANCE SAFETY ADJUSTMENT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS BULB REPLACEMENT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE TOOL KIT CLEANING SERIAL NUMBERS COLOUR LABEL STORAGE GUIDE ENGINE OIL STORAGE CRANKCASE BREATHER REMOVAL FROM STORAGE SPARK PLUGS FINAL DRIVE OIL SPECIFICATIONS...
  • Page 11 07/08/01 19:00:43 32MEG630_011 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Make Yourself Easy to See Your motorcycle can provide many years of Some drivers do not see motorcycles service and pleasure if you take because they are not looking for them. To responsibility for your own safety and make yourself more visible, wear bright understand the challenges that you can...
  • Page 12 Never exceed load limits, and only use accessories that have been approved by Honda for this motorcycle. See page more details. Not wearing a helmet increases the chance of serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 13 07/08/01 19:00:55 32MEG630_013 Helmets and Eye Protection Additional Riding Gear Your helmet is your most important piece of In addition to a helmet and eye protection, riding gear because it offers the best we also recommend: protection against head injuries. A helmet Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help should fit your head comfortably and protect your feet and ankles.
  • Page 14 Non-Honda accessories, im p r o p e r m od i f i c a t i on s , a n d p o or Follow all load limits and other loading maintenance can also reduce your safety guidelines in this manual.
  • Page 15 If you wish to carry more cargo, check with Maximum cargo weight: your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure 18 kg (40 lbs) to read the inf ormat ion regarding The weight of added accessories will reduce accessories on page the maximum cargo weight you can carry.
  • Page 16 Accessories and Modifications Modifying your motorcycle or using non- a passenger or cargo: Check that both tyres are properly Honda accessories can make your inflated (page motorcycle unsafe. Before you consider If you change your normal load, you may making any modifications or adding an...
  • Page 17 Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your motorcycle. This motorcycle was not We strongly recommend that you use only Honda Genuine Accessories that have been designed for these attachments, and their specifically designed and tested for your use can seriously impair your motorcycle’s motorcycle.
  • Page 18: Parts Location

    07/08/01 19:01:30 32MEG630_018 PARTS LOCATION Indicators Speedometer Front brake fluid reservoir Headlight dimmer switch Engine stop switch Rearview mirror Rearview mirror Front brake lever Clutch lever Throttle grip Turn signal switch Horn button Start button Fuel fill cap Indicators...
  • Page 19 07/08/01 19:01:34 32MEG630_019 Owner’s manual Main fuse Air cleaner Battery Fuse box Steering lock FI fuse box Rear suspension spring preload adjuster Crankcase breather tube Passenger footpeg Oil filler cap/dipstick Footpeg Rear brake pedal...
  • Page 20 07/08/01 19:01:39 32MEG630_020 Tool kit Ignition switch Helmet holder Rear suspension spring preload adjuster Final drive gear oil filler cap Footpeg Coolant reserve tank Final drive gear oil drain plug Shift lever Engine oil drain plug Passenger footpeg Side stand...
  • Page 21 07/08/01 19:01:45 32MEG630_021 INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS The indicators are located within and ahead the speedometer. (11) Their functions are described in the table on the following pages. (1) Speedometer (2) Turn signal indicator (3) High beam indicator (4) Immobilizer system (HISS) indicator (5) PGM-FI mulfunction indicator lamp (10) (MIL)
  • Page 22 07/08/01 19:01:55 32MEG630_022 (Ref.No.) Description Function Speedometer Shows riding speed. T his shows your speed in kilometers per hour (km/h) and/or miles per hour (mph) depending on the type. For E Type: Shows your speed in miles per hour (mph). The smaller inner numbers are the speed in kilometers per hour (km/h).
  • Page 23 ON and engine stop switch is at (RUN). If it comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take the motorcycle to your Honda dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 24 07/08/01 19:02:12 32MEG630_024 (Ref.No.) Description Function High coolant Lights when the coolant is over the specified temperature indicator temperature. If the indicator goes on while riding, (red) stop the engine and check the reserve tank coolant level. Read pages and do not ride the motorcycle until the problem has been corrected.
  • Page 25 07/08/01 19:02:25 32MEG630_025 (Ref.No.) Description Function Low oil pressure Lights when the engine oil pressure is below normal indicator (red) 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 26 07/08/01 19:02:34 32MEG630_026 Odometer/Tripmeter Display The display ( ) has two f unctions, odometer and tripmeter. The tripmeter has two sub modes, ‘‘TRIP 1’’ Odometer and ‘‘TRIP 2’’. Push the button ( ) to select the ‘‘ODO’’, Tripmeter 1 ‘‘TRIP 1’’ or ‘‘TRIP 2’’ mode. To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the button with the display in the ‘‘TRIP 1’’...
  • Page 27 07/08/01 19:02:39 32MEG630_027 MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this motorcycle) SUSPENSION Each shock absorber ( ) has 5 adjustment positions for different load or riding conditions. Use a pin spanner ( ) to adjust the rear shocks. Always adjust the shock absorber position in sequence (1-2-3-4-5 or 5-4-3-2-1).
  • Page 28 If the control lever free travel becomes excessive and the brake pads are not worn beyond the recommended limit (page there is probably air in the brake system and it must be bled. See your Honda dealer for this service.
  • Page 29 (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. (1) LOWER level mark Other Checks: Make sure there are no fluid leaks.
  • Page 30 07/08/01 19:03:00 32MEG630_030 Brake Adjustment: Rear Brake Pedal Height Adjustment: Place the motorcycle on its side stand. Place the motorcycle on its side stand. Measure the distance the rear brake The stopper bolt ( ) is provided to allow pedal ( ) moves before the brake adjustment of the pedal height.
  • Page 31 After adjustment, confirm the freeplay of the brake pedal. (5) Brake arm pin Other Checks: If proper adjustment cannot be obtained by Make sure the brake rod, brake arm, spring this method, see your Honda dealer. and fasteners are in good condition.
  • Page 32 07/08/01 19:03:17 32MEG630_032 Loosen the lock nut ( ) and turn the CLUTCH Clutch adjustment may be required if the clutch cable adjuster. Tighten the lock motorcycle stalls when shifting into gear or nut and check the adjustment. tends to creep; or if the clutch slips, causing If the adjuster is threaded out near its acceleration to lag behind engine speed.
  • Page 33 If proper adjustment cannot be obtained or the clutch does not work correctly, see your Honda dealer. Other Checks: Check the clutch cable for kinks or signs of wear that could cause sticking or failure.
  • Page 34 07/08/01 19:03:30 32MEG630_034 COOLANT The factory provides a 50/50 solution of antifreeze and distilled water in this Coolant Recommendation The owner must properly maintain the motorcycle. T his coolant solution is coolant to prevent freezing, overheating, r e c o m m e n d e d f o r m o s t o p e r a t i n g and corrosion.
  • Page 35 (1) Reserve tank (2) LOWER level mark (3) Reserve tank cap (4) UPPER level mark If the reserve tank is empty, or if coolant loss is excessive, check for leaks and see your Honda dealer for repair.
  • Page 36 07/08/01 19:03:45 32MEG630_036 FUEL Fuel Tank The fuel tank capacity including the reserve supply is: Petrol is highly flammable and 14.5 (3.83 US gal , 3.19 Imp gal) explosive. You can be burned or To open the fuel fill cap ( ), insert the seriously injured when handling fuel.
  • Page 37 If ‘‘spark knock’’ or ‘‘pinging’’ occurs at a steady engine speed under normal load, change brands of petrol. If spark knock or pinging persists, consult your Honda dealer. Failure to do so is considered misuse, and damage caused by misuse is not covered by Honda’s Limited Warranty.
  • Page 38 Honda cannot endorse the Honda. There are two types of ‘‘gasohol’’: use of fuels containing methanol since one containing ethanol, and the other evidence of their suitability is as yet containing methanol.
  • Page 39 07/08/01 19:04:03 32MEG630_039 ENGINE OIL If required, add the specified oil (see Engine Oil Level Check page ) up to the upper level mark. Do Check the engine oil level each day before not overfill. riding the motorcycle. Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick. Check The level must be maintained between the for oil leaks.
  • Page 40 07/08/01 19:04:12 32MEG630_040 FINAL DRIVE OIL Oil Level Check Check the final drive oil level when specified by the maintenance schedule (page Place the motorcycle on its side stand. Remove the oil filler cap ( ). Check that the oil level reaches the lower edge of the oil filler inspection hole ( ).
  • Page 41 07/08/01 19:04:17 32MEG630_041 TYRES Air Pressure To safely operate your motorcycle, the tyres Properly inflated tyres provide the best must be the proper type and size, in good combination of handling, tread life, and condition with adequate tread, and correctly riding comfort.
  • Page 42 07/08/01 19:04:26 32MEG630_042 Always check air pressure when your tyres Inspection are ‘‘cold’’ when the motorcycle has been Whenever you check the tyre pressures, parked for at least three hours. If you check you should also examine the tyre treads and air pressure when your tyres are ‘‘warm’’...
  • Page 43 07/08/01 19:04:32 32MEG630_043 Tread Wear Replace tyres before tread depth at the center 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 44 07/08/01 19:04:35 32MEG630_044 Tube Repair and Replacement If a tube is punctured or damaged, you should replace it as soon as possible. A tube that is repaired may not have the same reliability as a new one, and it may fail while you are riding.
  • Page 45 07/08/01 19:04:46 32MEG630_045 T he r ecomme nded t yres f or y our Tyre Replacement The tyres that came on your motorcycle motorcycle are: were designed to match the performance Front: 120/90 17M/C 64S capabilities of your motorcycle and provide DUNLOP the best combination of handling, braking, D404FG...
  • Page 46 07/08/01 19:04:55 32MEG630_046 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch ( ) is in front of the left side cover. The headlight, position light (except U type), taillight and license light will come on whenever you turn the ignition switch ON.
  • Page 47 07/08/01 19:04:59 32MEG630_047 KEYS This motorcycle has two keys ( ) and a key number plate ( ). (1) Keys (2) Key number plate...
  • Page 48 To reproduce keys, bring all keys, key reproduced to ensure that a back-up is number plate and motorcycle to your Honda available. dealer. These keys contain electronic circuits that...
  • Page 49 07/08/01 19:05:10 32MEG630_049 IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM (HISS) When the ignition switch is turned ON and HISS is the abbreviation of Honda Ignition the engine stop switch is at ‘‘ ’’ (RUN), Security System. the immobilizer system (HISS) indicator lights for a few seconds, then goes off. If...
  • Page 50 07/08/01 19:05:17 32MEG630_050 The immobilizer system has such a function that keeps the immobilizer system (HISS) indicator blinking at 2 second intervals for 24 hours. This blinking function can be turned on or off. To alter the blinking function: Turn the ignition switch ON. W hile pr e ssing t he but t on ( ), simultaneously turn the ignition switch OFF when the display function mode is...
  • Page 51 07/08/01 19:05:25 32MEG630_051 If the system repeatedly does not recognize EC Directives the coding of your key, contact your Honda This immobilizer system complies with the dealer. R & TTE (Radio equipment and telecommu- The system may not recognize the key’s...
  • Page 52 07/08/01 19:05:33 32MEG630_052 RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Start Button The start button ( ) is below the engine Engine Stop Switch stop switch. The engine stop switch ( ) is next to the When the start button is pressed, the throttle grip. When the switch is in the starter motor cranks the engine, the (RUN) position, the engine will operate.
  • Page 53 07/08/01 19:05:40 32MEG630_053 LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Headlight Dimmer Switch ( ) Push the headlight dimmer switch to select high beam or to to select low beam. Turn Signal Switch ( ) Move to to signal a left turn, signal a right turn. Press to turn signal off. Horn Button ( ) Press the button to sound the horn.
  • Page 54: Features, Steering Lock

    07/08/01 19:05:48 32MEG630_054 FEATURES (Not required for operation) STEERING LOCK The steering lock ( ) is on the steering To lock column. To lock the steering, turn the handlebar all the way to left, insert the ignition key ( ) into the lock, turn the key 180°...
  • Page 55: Helmet Holder

    07/08/01 19:05:54 32MEG630_055 HELMET HOLDER The helmet holder ( ) is on the left side below the seat. The helmet holder is designed to secure your helmet while parked. Insert the ignition key ( ) and turn it coun- terclockwise to unlock. Hang your helmet on the holder pin ( ) and push it in to lock.
  • Page 56: Document Bag

    07/08/01 19:05:59 32MEG630_056 DOCUMENT BAG The document bag ( ) is located under the seat. To access the document bag, remove the seat (page This owner’s manual and other documents should be stored in the document bag. When washing your motorcycle, be careful not to flood this area with water.
  • Page 57: Side Cover

    07/08/01 19:06:09 32MEG630_057 SIDE COVER The right side cover must be removed to inspect fuse. The left side cover must be removed to access the tool kit and colour label. The right and left side covers can be removed in the same manner. Removal: Carefully pull the side cover ( ) ( ) out until the prongs ( ) are clear of the...
  • Page 58: Seat

    07/08/01 19:06:20 32MEG630_058 SEAT The seat must be removed for battery maintenance and to access the owner’s manual. Removal: Remove the bolt A ( ) and bolts B ( ). Pull the seat assembly ( ) back and up, making sure that the reflector ( ) is firmly fixed to the rear fender.
  • Page 59: Headlight Aim Vertical

    07/08/01 19:06:25 32MEG630_059 HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT Vertical adjustment can be made by moving the headlight case ( ) as necessary. To move the headlight case, loosen the bolts ( ). Tighten the bolts after adjustment. Obey local laws and regulations. (1) Headlight case (A) Up (2) Bolts...
  • Page 60 If you detect any problem, be Coolant level add coolant if required. sure you take care of it, or have it corrected Check for leaks (pages by your Honda dealer. Brakes check operation; front: make sure there is no brake fluid...
  • Page 61 07/08/01 19:06:41 32MEG630_061 Y our motorcycle’s exhaust contains STARTING THE ENGINE Always follow the proper starting procedure poisonous carbon monoxide gas. High described below. levels of carbon monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas such as a garage. This motorcycle is equipped with a side Do not run the engine with the garage door stand ignition cut-off system.
  • Page 62 07/08/01 19:06:48 32MEG630_062 Preparation The low oil pressure indicator should go off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the Before starting, insert the key, turn the ignition switch ON and confirm the low oil pressure indicator lights during following: operation, stop the engine immediately and The transmission is in neutral...
  • Page 63 07/08/01 19:06:57 32MEG630_063 Starting Procedure Flooded Engine This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine If the engine fails to start after repeated with an automatic choke. Follow the attempts, it may be flooded. procedure indicated below. L ea ve t he engine st op sw it ch set t o (RUN).
  • Page 64 07/08/01 19:07:00 32MEG630_064 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 65 07/08/01 19:07:07 32MEG630_065 RIDING Slowly release the clutch lever and at the same time gradually increase engine Review Motorcycle Safety (pages before you ride. s p e e d b y o p e n i n g t h e t h r o t t l e . Coordination of the throttle and clutch Make sure you understand the function of lever will assure a smooth positive start.
  • Page 66 07/08/01 19:07:10 32MEG630_066 Coordinate the throttle and brakes for smooth deceleration. Both front and rear brakes should be used at the same time and should not be applied strongly enough to lock the wheel, or braking effectiveness will be reduced and control of the motorcycle be difficult.
  • Page 67 07/08/01 19:07:18 32MEG630_067 BRAKING For normal braking, apply both the brake When riding in wet or rainy conditions, or pedal and lever while down-shifting to on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver match your road speed. For maximum and stop will be reduced. All of your braking, close the throttle and firmly apply actions should be smooth under these the pedal and lever;...
  • Page 68 07/08/01 19:07:24 32MEG630_068 PARKING After stopping the motorcycle, shift the Make sure flammable materials such as dry transmission into neutral, turn the grass or leaves do not come in contact with handlebar fully to the left, turn the the exhaust system when parking your ignition switch OFF and remove the key.
  • Page 69 07/08/01 19:07:29 32MEG630_069 ANTI-THEFT TIPS Always lock the steering and never leave the key in the steering lock. 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.
  • Page 70 MAINTENANCE If your motorcycle overturns or becomes THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE involved in a crash, be sure your Honda A well-maintained motorcycle is essential dealer inspects all major parts, even if you for safe, economical and trouble-free riding. are able to make some repairs.
  • Page 71 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 72 Injury from moving parts. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new Honda Genuine Parts or their Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. equivalents for repair and replacement.
  • Page 73: Maintenance Schedule

    ) may require more technical information and tools. Consult your Honda dealer. Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless the owner has proper tools and service data and is mechanically qualified. Refer to the Official Honda Shop Manual. In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
  • Page 74 07/08/01 19:08:06 32MEG630_074 FREQUENCY WHICHEVER ODOMETER READING [NOTE (1)] COMES FIRST 1,000 km Refer 1,000 mi ITEM NOTE MONTH page FUEL LINE THROTTLE OPERATION AIR CLEANER NOTE (2) CRANKCASE BREATHER NOTE (3) SPARK PLUGS VALVE CLEARANCE ENGINE OIL ENGINE OIL FILTER RADIATOR COOLANT NOTE (4) COOLING SYSTEM...
  • Page 75 07/08/01 19:08:17 32MEG630_075 FREQUENCY WHICHEVER ODOMETER READING NOTE (1) COMES FIRST 1,000 km Refer 1,000 mi ITEM NOTE MONTH page FINAL DRIVE OIL 30, 77 BRAKE FLUID NOTE (4) BRAKE SHOES/PADS WEAR 92, 93 BRAKE SYSTEM 18, 92, 93 BRAKELIGHT SWITCH HEADLIGHT AIM CLUTCH SYSTEM SIDE STAND...
  • Page 76 07/08/01 19:08:32 32MEG630_076 TOOL KIT The tool kit ( ) is in the compartment box ( ) behind the left side cover. Remove the left side cover (page Open the compartment box cover ( ), insert the ignition key ( ) into the lock and turn it counterclockwise to unlock the compartment.
  • Page 77 07/08/01 19:08:40 32MEG630_077 SERIAL NUMBERS The frame number ( ) is stamped on the The frame and engine serial numbers are required when registering your motorcycle. right side of the steering head. They may also be required by your dealer when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 78 07/08/01 19:08:47 32MEG630_078 COLOUR LABEL The colour label ( ) is attached to the frame behind the left side cover (page It is helpful when ordering replacement parts. Record the colour and code here for your reference. COLOUR CODE (1) Colour label...
  • Page 79 They may affect circular API service lubrication and clutch performance. label Viscosity SAE 10W-30 JASO T 903 standard Suggested Oil NOT RECOMMENDED Honda ‘‘4-STROKE MOTORCYCLE Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or OIL’’ or equivalent. castor based racing oils.
  • Page 80 07/08/01 19:09:10 32MEG630_080 JASO T 903 standard Viscosity: Viscosity grade of engine oil should be The JASO T 903 standard is an index for based on average atmospheric temperature engine oils for 4-stroke motorcycle engines. in your riding area. The following provides a There are two classes: MA and MB.
  • Page 81 If a torque wrench is not used for this f r e q u e n t l y t h a n s p e c i f i e d i n t h e installation, see your Honda dealer as soon maintenance schedule.
  • Page 82 07/08/01 19:09:23 32MEG630_082 To drain the oil, remove the oil filler cap/ Remove the oil filter ( ) with a filter dipstick and oil drain plug ( ) and sealing wrench and let the remaining oil drain out. washer ( ). Discard the oil filter.
  • Page 83 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m , 19 lbf·ft) Engine oil drain plug torque: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m , 21 lbf·ft) Use only the Honda genuine oil filter or a Fill the crankcase with the recommended filter of equivalent quality specified for your grade oil;...
  • Page 84 07/08/01 19:09:39 32MEG630_084 CRANKCASE BREATHER Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Remove the drain tube ( ) and drain deposits into a suitable container. Reinstall the drain tube. Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle. (1) Drain tube...
  • Page 85 07/08/01 19:09:50 32MEG630_085 Disconnect the spark plug caps ( ) from SPARK PLUGS Refer to the Safety Precautions on page the spark plugs. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug Recommended plugs: bases. Standard: Remove the spark plugs using a spark DPR7EA 9 (NGK) plug wrench ( ) furnished in the tool kit.
  • Page 86 07/08/01 19:10:03 32MEG630_086 Inspect the electrodes and center Make sure the plug washer is in good porcelain for deposits, erosion or carbon condition. fouling. If the erosion or deposit is heavy, With the plug washer attached, thread replace the plug. Clean a carbon or wet- the spark plug in by hand to prevent fouled plug with a plug cleaner, otherwise cross-threading.
  • Page 87 07/08/01 19:10:12 32MEG630_087 FINAL DRIVE OIL Place the motorcycle on its side stand, fill Refer to the Safety Precautions on page the final drive with the recommended grade oil; approximately: Change the oil as specif ied in the 160 cm (5.4 US oz , 5.6 Imp oz) maintenance schedule.
  • Page 88 07/08/01 19:10:20 32MEG630_088 THROTTLE OPERATION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 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 freeplay at the throttle grip flange.
  • Page 89 Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Coolant Replacement Removing the radiator cap while the Coolant should be replaced by a Honda engine is hot can cause the coolant to dealer, unless the owner has proper tools spray out, seriously scalding you.
  • Page 90 Thoroughly clean the inside of the air cleaner housing ( ). Install a new air cleaner. Use the Honda genuine air cleaner or an equivalent air cleaner specified for your model. Using the wrong Honda air cleaner or a non-Honda air cleaner which...
  • Page 91 07/08/01 19:10:40 32MEG630_091 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 92 (1) Side stand spring into gear. Lower the side stand. The engine should stop as you put the side stand down. If the side stand system does not operate as described, see your Honda dealer for service.
  • Page 93 Therefore, if front or rear wheel occurs, servicing of the brake system will be removal is required, it will be necessary to necessary. See your Honda dealer for this raise the center of the motorcycle with a service.
  • Page 94 07/08/01 19:11:06 32MEG630_094 Remove the front axle shaft ( ), front Installation: wheel and side collars. Install the side collars into the left and right side wheel hub. Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on the disc Position the front wheel between the fork or pad surfaces.
  • Page 95 07/08/01 19:11:13 32MEG630_095 Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the left If the clearances between each surface of fork leg to the specified torque: the brake disc and the brake bracket ( ) 22 N·m (2.2 kgf·m , 16 lbf·ft) (not the brake pads) are symmetrical, Tighten the axle bolt to the specified follow next step.
  • Page 96 Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the right If the torque wrench was not used for fork leg to specified torque: installation, see your Honda dealer as soon 22 N·m (2.2 kgf·m , 16 lbf·ft) as possible to verify proper assembly.
  • Page 97 07/08/01 19:11:26 32MEG630_097 Remove the right footpeg ( ) by Rear Wheel Removal Raise the rear wheel off the ground by removing the footpeg bolt A ( ), B ( ) placing a support block under the engine. and footpeg nut ( ). Remove the right side cover (page Release the clip ( ) and remove the couplers ( ) from the stays ( ).
  • Page 98 07/08/01 19:11:33 32MEG630_098 Remove the exhaust pipe joint nuts ( ). Remove the muffler bracket bolts ( ), nuts ( ) and washers. Remove the mufflers. (10) (8) Exhaust pipe joint nuts (9) Muffler bracket bolts (10) Muffler bracket nuts...
  • Page 99 07/08/01 19:11:40 32MEG630_099 Remove the rear brake adjusting nut ( ), disconnect the brake rod ( ) from the (12) (17) brake arm ( ) by pushing down on the rear brake pedal. Disconnect the brake stopper arm ( ) from the brake panel by removing the cotter pin ( ), stopper arm nut ( ), (13)
  • Page 100 07/08/01 19:11:49 32MEG630_100 While holding the other end of the rear Installation Notes: axle shaft ( ) with a wrench, remove the Reverse the removal procedure. rear axle nut ( ). Before installing the rear wheel, check Pull the rear axle shaft out and remove that the wheel hub and final drive gear the side collar.
  • Page 101 27 N·m (2.8 kgf·m , 20 lbf·ft) If a torque wrench was not used for Brake stopper arm nut: installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. 22 N·m (2.2 kgf·m , 16 lbf·ft) Exhaust pipe joint nut: Improper assembly may lead to loss of 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m , 18 lbf·ft)
  • Page 102 Inspect t he pa ds a t e ach r egular maintenance interval (page Front Brake Check the cutout ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. (1) Cutouts...
  • Page 103 ( ). If the arrow aligns with the reference mark on full application of the brake, the brake shoes must be replaced. See your Honda dealer for this service. When the brake service is necessary, see your Honda dealer. Use only Honda...
  • Page 104 (causing hard starting or A spark or flame can cause the battery other electrical troubles), contact your to explode with enough force to kill or Honda dealer. seriously hurt you. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled mechanic do Your battery is a maintenance-free type and the battery maintenance.
  • Page 105 07/08/01 19:12:26 32MEG630_105 Removal: Disconnect the negative ( ) terminal Make sure the ignition switch is OFF. lead ( ) from the battery first, then Remove the seat (page disconnect the positive ( ) terminal lead Unhook the band ( ) and remove the ( ).
  • Page 106 07/08/01 19:12:30 32MEG630_106 Installation: Reinstall in the reverse order of removal. Be sure to connect the positive ( ) terminal first, then the negative ( ) terminal. Check all bolts and other fasteners are secure.
  • Page 107 When frequent fuse failure occurs, it usually indicates a short circuit or an overload in the electrical system. See your Honda 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 108 07/08/01 19:12:51 32MEG630_108 Fuse Box: The fuse box ( ) is located behind the right side cover. The specified fuse are: 20A, 10A Remove the right side cover (page Open the fuse box cover ( ). Pull out the old fuse and install a new fuse. The spare fuses ( ) are located in the fuse box.
  • Page 109 07/08/01 19:13:01 32MEG630_109 Main Fuse: The main fuse ( ) is located behind the right side cover. The specified fuse is: Remove the right side cover (page Pull out the starter magnetic switch ( ) from the frame. Disconnect the wire connector ( ) of the starter magnetic switch.
  • Page 110 07/08/01 19:13:06 32MEG630_110 BRAKELIGHT SWITCH ADJUSTMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Check the operation of the brakelight switch ( ) at the right side behind the engine from time to time. Adjustment is done by turning the adjusting nut ( ).
  • Page 111 07/08/01 19:13:14 32MEG630_111 BULB REPLACEMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page Be sure to turn the ignition switch OFF when replacing the bulb. The light bulb becomes very hot while the Do not use bulbs other than those light is ON, and remains hot for a while specified.
  • Page 112 07/08/01 19:13:26 32MEG630_112 Position light bulb: Headlight/Position Light Bulb (except U type) Remove the bolts ( ) from the headlight Pull out the socket ( ). case. Pull the position light bulb ( ) out. Gently pull the lower end of the headlight Install a new bulb in the reverse order of ( ) forward and remove the headlight.
  • Page 113 07/08/01 19:13:33 32MEG630_113 Brake/Tail Light Bulb Remove the taillight lens ( ) by removing the screws ( ). Slightly press the bulb ( ) and turn it counterclockwise. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. (1) Taillight lens (2) Screws (3) Bulb...
  • Page 114 07/08/01 19:13:39 32MEG630_114 Front/Rear Turn Signal Bulb Remove the turn signal lens ( ) by removing the screw ( ). Slightly press the bulb ( ) and turn it counterclockwise. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. (1) Turn signal lens (2) Screw (3) Bulb...
  • Page 115 07/08/01 19:13:45 32MEG630_115 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. (1) License light cover (2) Screws (3) Bulb...
  • Page 116 07/08/01 19:13:54 32MEG630_116 CLEANING Clean your motorcycle regularly to protect Washing the motorcycle the surface finishes and inspect for damage, Rinse the motorcycle thoroughly with wear, and oil, coolant or brake fluid leakage. cool water to remove loose dirt. Clean the motorcycle with a sponge or Avoid cleaning products that are not soft cloth using cool water.
  • Page 117 07/08/01 19:14:01 32MEG630_117 After cleaning, rinse the motorcycle Finishing Touches thoroughly with plenty of clean water. After washing your motorcycle, consider Strong detergent residue can corrode using a comme r cia lly-a v a ilable spr a y alloy parts. cleaner/polish or quality liquid or paste wax Dry the motorcycle, start the engine, and to finish the job.
  • Page 118 07/08/01 19:14:07 32MEG630_118 Removing Road Salt The salt contained in the road surface freezing prevention medicine which a road was sprayed with in winter, and the seawater becomes the cause which rust occurs in. Wash your motorcycle by the following point after it runs through such a place.
  • Page 119 07/08/01 19:14:15 32MEG630_119 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, Petrol is highly flammable and necessary repairs should be made BEFORE explosive.
  • Page 120 07/08/01 19:14:22 32MEG630_120 To prevent rusting in the cylinders, Remove the battery. Store in an area perform the following: protected from freezing temperatures Remove the spark plug caps from the and direct sunlight. spark plugs. Using tape or string, Slow charge the battery once a month. secure the caps to any convenient Wash and dry the motorcycle.
  • Page 121 07/08/01 19:14:28 32MEG630_121 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE Uncover and clean the motorcycle. Change the engine oil if more than 4 months have passed since the start of storage. Charge the battery as required. Install the battery. Drain any excess aerosol rust-inhibiting oil from the fuel tank.
  • Page 122 07/08/01 19:14:39 32MEG630_122 SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Overall length 2,510 mm (98.8 in) Overall width 920 mm (36.2 in) Overall height 1,125 mm (44.3 in) Wheelbase 1,640 mm (64.6 in) CAPACITIES Engine oil After draining 2.5 (2.6 US qt , 2.2 Imp qt) After draining and oil filter change 2.6 (2.7 US qt , 2.3 Imp qt)
  • Page 123 07/08/01 19:14:46 32MEG630_123 ENGINE Bore and stroke 79.0 76.0 mm (3.11 2.99 in) Compression ratio 9.6 : 1 Displacement 745 cm (45.4 cu-in) Spark plug Standard DPR7EA 9 (NGK) X22EPR U9 (DENSO) For extended high speed riding DPR8EA 9 (NGK) X24EPR U9 (DENSO) Spark plug gap 0.8 0.9 mm (0.03 0.04 in)
  • Page 124 07/08/01 19:14:56 32MEG630_124 CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Caster 34°00’ Trail 161 mm (6.3 in) Tyre size, front 120/90 17M/C 64S DUNLOP D404FG BRIDGESTONE G701 CHENG SHIN M6002 Tyre size, rear 160/80 15M/C 74S DUNLOP D404 BRIDGESTONE G702 CHENG SHIN M6011R Tyre type bias-ply, tube...
  • Page 125 07/08/01 19:15:05 32MEG630_125 POWER TRANSMISSION Primary reduction 1.763 Secondary reduction 0.868 Final reduction 3.091 Gear ratio 1st 2.400 1.550 1.174 0.960 0.852 ELECTRICAL Battery 12V 11.2Ah Generator 0.4 kW/5,000 min (rpm)
  • Page 126 07/08/01 19:15:15 32MEG630_126 LIGHTS Headlight 12V 60/55W Brake/taillight 12V 21/5W Turn signal light Front 12V 21W Rear 12V 21W High beam indicator 12V 3.4W Fuel indicator 12V 3.4W Turn signal indicator 12V 3.4W Position light 12V 5W …Except U type License light 12V 5W FUSE...
  • Page 127 The catalytic converters act on HC, CO, and Always use unleaded petrol. Even a small NOx. Replacement parts must be original amount of leaded petrol can contaminate Honda parts or equivalents. the catalyst metals, making the catalytic converters ineffective. The catalytic converters must operate at a...

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