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    This manual should be considered a permanent part of the motorcycle and should remain with the motorcycle when it is resold. This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.

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    2006 Honda CB600F OWNER’S MANUAL...

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    It’s full of facts, instructions, safety information, When you own a Honda, you’re part of a and helpful tips. To make it easy to use, worldwide family of satisfied customers the manual contains a detailed list of people who appreciate Honda’s...

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    California to cause cancer and birth motorcycle best and is dedicated to your defects or other reproductive harm. complete satisfaction. Please report any change of address or ownership to your Honda dealer so we will be able to contact you concerning important production information. Introduction...

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    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.

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    A Few Words About Safety You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings ––...

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    Contents These pages give an overview of the Before Riding ........contents of your owner’s manual. The first The importance of wearing a helmet page of each section lists the topics and other protective gear, how to make covered in that section. sure you and your motorcycle are ready to ride, and important information about loading.

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    ...... ID numbers, technical specifications, Why your motorcycle needs regular and other technical facts. maintenance, what you need to know before servicing your Honda, an owner maintenance schedule, and instructions Consumer Information ..... for specific maintenance and Information on warranties, emission adjustment items.

  • Page 10: Motorcycle Safety

    Motorcycle Safety This section presents some of the most Important Safety Information ....important information and Accessories & Modifications ....recommendations to help you ride your Safety Labels ........... motorcycle safely. Please take a few moments to read these pages. This section also includes information about the location of safety labels on your motorcycle.

  • Page 11: Important Safety Information

    Important Safety Information Your motorcycle can provide many years Always Wear a Helmet of service and pleasure if you take It’s a proven fact: helmets significantly responsibility for your own safety and reduce the number and severity of head understand the challenges you can meet injuries.

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    Important Safety Information Take Time to Learn & Practice Ride Defensively Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, The most frequent motorcycle collision take time to become familiar with how happens when a car turns left in front of a this motorcycle works and handles.

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    Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Ride within Your Limits It’s important to keep your motorcycle Pushing limits is another major cause of properly maintained and in safe riding motorcycle accidents.

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    Before you consider making any modifications or adding an We strongly recommend that you use only accessory, be sure to read the following genuine Honda accessories that have been information. specifically designed and tested for your motorcycle. Because Honda cannot test all...

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    Accessories & Modifications Do not install any fairing or windshield Modifications unless it was designed and tested by Honda for your motorcycle. Some fairings or windshields, even smaller We strongly advise you not to remove any ones, can cause unstable handling of original equipment or modify your your motorcycle.

  • Page 16: Safety Labels

    Safety labels on your motorcycle either warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or they provide important safety information. Read these labels carefully and don’t remove them. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement. Motorcycle Safety...

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    Safety Labels For USA For Canada Motorcycle Safety...

  • Page 18: Table Of Contents

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ... 11 gauges, indicators, and controls you would Gauges, Indicators & Displays ....14 normally use before or while riding your Multi-function Display ...... . 22 motorcycle.

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    Instruments & Controls Controls & Features ....... . 41 Choke Lever ........41 Ignition Switch ........42 Start Button ......... 43 Engine Stop Switch ......43 Headlight Dimmer Switch ....44 Turn Signal Switch ......

  • Page 20: Instruments & Controls

    Operation Component Locations ignition switch choke lever front brake lever clutch lever engine stop switch headlight dimmer switch throttle grip start button turn signal switch horn button Instruments & Controls...

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    Operation Component Locations storage compartment for U-shaped lock rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...

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    Operation Component Locations helmet holder seat lock shift lever Instruments & Controls...

  • Page 23: Gauges, Indicators & Displays

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The gauges, indicators and displays on (1) left turn signal indicator your motorcycle keep you informed, alert (2) malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) you to possible problems, and make your (3) neutral indicator riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (4) high beam indicator the gauges, indicators and displays (5) right turn signal indicator...

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Lamp Check If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) check for problems. comes on when you turn the ignition switch ON so you can check that it is Meter Check working.

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    ( ) will temporarily If any part of these displays does not come show the entire digital display. Thereafter, on when it should, have your Honda dealer the speedometer ( ) will show from 150 check for problems.

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays left turn signal indicator Flashes when the left turn signal operates. (amber) malfunction indicator Lights when coolant is over the specified lamp (MIL) (red) temperature, and/or engine oil pressure is below normal operating range. If the indicator lights, pull safely to the side of the road.

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays right turn signal Flashes when the right turn signal operates. indicator (amber) tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Meter Check. tachometer red zone Shows excessive engine rpm range (indicated from the beginning of the tachometer red zone) in which operation may damage the engine.

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays multi-function display The display includes the following functions: Display Check. low oil pressure indicator/ Flashes when the malfunction indicator lights to high coolant temperature notify that there is abnormality in engine oil pressure indicator and/or coolant temperature. See pages speedometer Shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour...

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays reset switch Use this switch for the following purposes. To switch between the digital clock and stopwatch display (page To reset the tripmeter (page ) and stopwatch (page To change the speed and mileage units for the speedometer/odometer/tripmeter/mileage countdown (page To set the mileage countdown (page...

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays select switch Use this switch for the following purposes. To switch between the odometer, two tripmeter (A & B) and mileage countdown display (page To change the speed and mileage units for the speedometer/odometer/tripmeter/mileage countdown (page To set the mileage countdown (page ) and digital clock (page...

  • Page 31: Multi-function Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Multi-function Display The multi-function display ( ) includes the following functions: high coolant temperature indicator low oil pressure indicator speedometer odometer/tripmeter/mileage countdown digital clock/stopwatch fuel gauge (1) multi-function display The digital clock will reset if the battery is disconnected.

  • Page 32: High Coolant Temperature Indicator And Malfunction Indicator Lamp (mil)

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays High Coolant Temperature Indicator and Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) The high coolant temperature indicator ( ) flashes and the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ( ) lights when the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C). At the same time, the numbers in the coolant temperature meter display start flashing.

  • Page 33: Low Oil Pressure Indicator And Malfunction Indicator Lamp (mil)

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays If the low oil pressure indicator flashes Low Oil Pressure Indicator and and the malfunction indicator lamp goes Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on, pull safely to the side of the road. See page for instructions and cautions. The low oil pressure indicator ( ) flashes and the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ( ) lights when engine oil pressure is low...

  • Page 34: Speedometer

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Speedometer The speedometer ( ) shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour. Changing the Speed and Mileage Unit The speedometer displays both ‘‘mph’’ and ‘‘km/h.’’ The odometer/tripmeter/mileage countdown displays both ‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km.’’ To select ‘‘mph’’/‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km/h’’/‘‘km’’, press and hold both the select switch ( ) and reset switch ( ) for (1) speedometer...

  • Page 35: Odometer/tripmeter A & B/ Mileage Countdown Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter A & B/ Mileage Countdown Display The display has three functions: odometer, tripmeter and mileage countdown. Press the select switch ( ) to select ‘‘TOTAL’’ (odometer) ( ), ‘‘TRIP A’’ (tripmeter A) ( ), ‘‘TRIP B’’ (tripmeter B) ( ) and ‘‘TRIP’’...

  • Page 36: Odometer

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer The odometer ( ) shows the total miles or kilometers ridden. Tripmeter A & B The tripmeter shows number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter. The tripmeter has two sub modes, A ( ) and B ( ).

  • Page 37: Mileage Countdown

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays How to Set Distance: Mileage Countdown Turn the ignition switch ON. Select the mileage countdown (page Mileage countdown ( ) shows subtraction ) and digital clock (page mileage. displays. Press and hold the reset switch ( ) for In this mode, the mileage will be more than 2 seconds.

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Example If you set the subtraction trip mode and If you set the trip mileage, then reset do not travel, you will have to re-enter before completing the set distance, the the trip distance. subtraction trip mode will reset to the initial setting.

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The preset figure is displayed and the Press the select switch ( ) when the third digit will be flashing. display reaches the desired figure. To set the third digit, press the reset The second digit will be flashing. switch until the desired third digit appears.

  • Page 40: Digital Clock/stopwatch Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock/Stopwatch Display The display has two functions: digital clock and stopwatch. Press the reset switch ( ) to select digital clock ( ) and stopwatch ( ) mode. (1) reset switch (2) digital clock (3) stopwatch Instruments &...

  • Page 41: Digital Clock

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock The digital clock will show hours and minutes up to 12:59 with ‘‘AM’’ and ‘‘PM’’. To adjust the time, proceed as follows: Turn the ignition switch ON. Press and hold the select switch ( ) for more than 2 seconds in the digital clock mode ( ).

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the hour, press the reset switch Press the select switch. The minute until the desired hour and AM/PM are display will start flashing. displayed. Quick setting push and hold the reset switch until the desired hour appears.

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the minute, press the reset switch To end the adjustment, press the select until the desired minute is displayed. switch or turn the ignition switch OFF. The minute display will return to ‘‘00’’ The display will stop flashing when ‘‘60’’...

  • Page 44: Stopwatch

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Stopwatch START The stopwatch ( ) will count hours and minutes. PAUSE Stopwatch Measurement Range: After measuring 12 hours, 59 minutes, it returns to 0 hours, 0 minutes and will continue counting. RESUME How to Measure Time: Select the stopwatch mode (page To measure, press the select switch ( ).

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Stopwatch Reset: Press and hold the reset switch ( ) for more than 2 seconds when the stopwatch is paused. PAUSE RESET (3) reset switch Instruments & Controls...

  • Page 46: Fuel Gauge

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays (1) (2) Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge ( ) shows the approximate fuel supply available in a graduated display. When all segments up to segment F ( ) are lit, the fuel tank capacity including reserve is: 4.49 US gal (17.0 ) When segment E ( ) passes, fuel gauge will be displayed as shown in the...

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Fuel Gauge Failure Indication When the fuel system has an error, the fuel gauge indicators will be displayed as shown in the illustration. If this occurs, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible. Instruments & Controls...

  • Page 48: Coolant Temperature Meter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Coolant Temperature Meter For USA The coolant temperature meter ( ) shows the coolant temperature digitally. USA : Fahrenheit (°F), For Canada Canada : Centigrade (°C). Temperature Meter Below ‘‘--’’ is displayed 94 °F (34 °C) Between Actual coolant 95 °F...

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    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Overheating Message: For USA When the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C), the numbers in the temperature meter start flashing. At the same time, the high coolant temperature For Canada indicator ( ) flashes and the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ( ) goes on.

  • Page 50: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features Choke Lever LEFT FRONT (A) fully on (1) choke lever (B) fully off The choke lever may be used when starting the engine. See page Instruments & Controls...

  • Page 51: Ignition Switch

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

  • Page 52: Start Button

    Controls & Features Start Button Engine Stop Switch The start button ( ) is used for starting the RIGHT HANDLEBAR engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See Starting Procedure, page When the start button is pushed, the starter motor will crank the engine;...

  • Page 53: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the Turn Signal Switch ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal discharge.

  • Page 54: Horn Button

    Controls & Features The select switch is also used to set the Horn Button mileage countdown (page ) and digital clock (page The horn is used to alert other motorists. To operate, push the horn button ( ). The select switch is also used to start and stop the stopwatch.

  • Page 55: Reset Switch

    Controls & Features The reset switch is also used to set the Reset Switch mileage countdown (page ) and digital clock (page The reset switch is used to switch between the digital clock and stopwatch displays. To operate, press the switch (page The reset switch is also used to reset the tripmeter (page ) and stopwatch (page...

  • Page 56: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride ..... . 48 you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......48 To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........

  • Page 57: Are You Ready To Ride

    Are You Ready to Ride? Before you ride your motorcycle for the If you must carry an extra helmet while first time, we urge you to: riding, use a commercially-available Read this owner’s manual. elastic cord, strap, or net to secure the Make sure you understand all the safety helmet to the seat.

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    Are You Ready to Ride? Helmets and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece Not wearing a helmet increases of riding gear because it offers the best protection against head injuries. A helmet the chance of serious injury or should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash.

  • Page 59: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for We urge all riders to take a certified comfort as well as protection. course approved by the Motorcycle Safety Bright-colored and reflective clothing Foundation (MSF). New riders should can help make you more noticeable in start with the basic course, and even traffic.

  • Page 60: Is Your Motorcycle Ready To Ride

    Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect Pre-ride Inspection your motorcycle and make sure any problem you find is corrected. A pre-ride inspection is a must, not only for safety, Check the following items before you get but because having a breakdown, or even on the motorcycle: a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.

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    Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Leaks, Walk around your If you are carrying a passenger or cargo, Loose motorcycle and look for also check the following: Parts anything that appears unusual, such as a leak or Load Limits Make sure you do not loose cable.

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    Pull the brake lever and press on the brake pedal to Remember, be sure to take care of any check that they operate problem you find, or have your Honda normally. dealer correct it before you ride. Indicators Turn the ignition on and...

  • Page 63: Load Limit & Guidelines

    Overloading or improper loading impair your motorcycle’s handling, can cause a crash and you can be braking, and stability. Non-Honda accessories, improper modifications, and seriously hurt or killed. poor maintenance can also reduce your Follow all load limits and other safety margin.

  • Page 64: Load Limits

    If you wish to carry more cargo, check passenger, all cargo, and all accessories. with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding maximum cargo weight: accessories on page...

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    Load Limits & Guidelines Follow these guidelines whenever you carry a passenger or cargo: Check that both tires are properly inflated (page If you change your normal load, you may need to adjust the rear suspension (page To prevent loose items from creating a hazard, make sure that all cargo is tied down securely before you ride.

  • Page 66: Luggage Tie-down Hooks

    Load Limits & Guidelines Your motorcycle is equipped with Luggage Tie-Down Hooks retractable luggage tie-down hooks ( ) on the underside of the seat ( ). To use the SEAT UNDERSIDE hooks, remove the seat and pull the hooks outward. Install the hooks in the clips and install the seat.

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    Before Riding...

  • Page 68: Basic Operation & Riding

    Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......60 including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine .... . 61 engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, Preparation .........

  • Page 69: Safe Riding Precautions

    Safe Riding Precautions Before riding your motorcycle for the first time, please review the Motorcycle Saf ety section beginning on page 1, and the Bef ore Riding section beginning on page Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, take time to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles.

  • Page 70: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting clutch lever pulled in. After starting with procedure described below. the side stand down, the engine will stop if the transmission is put in gear before For your safety, avoid starting or operating raising the side stand.

  • Page 71: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and Starting Procedure low oil pressure indicator should go off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) lights To restart a warm engine, follow the and the low oil pressure indicator flashes procedure for High Air Temperature.

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    Starting & Stopping the Engine Pull the choke lever back all the way to High Air Temperature fully ON ( ), if the engine is cold. 35°C (95°F) or above With the throttle fully closed, operate Do not use the choke. the electric starter.

  • Page 73: Flooded Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Push the choke lever forward all the way to fully OFF. Extended use of the choke may impair Open the throttle fully. piston and cylinder wall lubrication and Press the start button for 5 seconds. damage the engine.

  • Page 74: How To Stop The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Emergency Engine Stop How to Stop the Engine To stop the engine in an emergency, use the engine stop switch. To operate, press Normal Engine Stop the switch to the OFF position. To stop the engine, shift into neutral and turn the ignition switch OFF.

  • Page 75: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears Close the throttle and pull the clutch lever in completely before shifting. Improper shifting may damage the engine, transmission, and drive train. Learn to recognize the engagement point as you release the clutch lever. It is at this point the transmission of shifting pattern power to the rear wheel resumes.

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    Shifting Gears Avoid downshifting to help slow your Shif ting Up: motorcycle when engine rpm is near its From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h) allowable maximum (near the From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph (30 km/h) tachometer red zone). In this situation, From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph (40 km/h) the rev limiter in the engine ignition...

  • Page 77: Braking

    Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with disc To slow or stop, apply the brake lever and braking systems which are hydraulically brake pedal smoothly, while downshifting activated. Depressing the brake pedal to match your speed. applies the rear disc brake. Operating the brake lever applies the two front disc Gradually increase braking as you feel the brakes.

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    Braking When possible, reduce your speed or your safety, exercise extreme caution complete braking before entering a turn. when braking, accelerating or turning. Avoid braking or closing the throttle quickly while turning. Either action may When descending a long, steep grade, use cause one or both wheels to slip and engine compression braking by reduce your control of your motorcycle.

  • Page 79: Parking

    Parking Look for a level parking area. If you Use the side stand to support the can’t park on a paved surface, make motorcycle while parked. sure the ground surface is firm, To lower the side stand, use your foot especially under the side stand.

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    Parking FRONT Use the steering lock, which locks the To lock handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar all the way to the left. Push in on the ignition key and turn it to LOCK. Remove the key. (To unlock the steering lock, insert and push down on the key and turn it to the right to the OFF position.) To unlock...

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    Parking LEFT SIDE Hook the loops of the wire onto the helmet holder ( ) and lower the seat to lock. Remove the helmet holder wire and store it in the tool kit when it is not used. (2) helmet holder wire (4) helmet holder (3) D-ring Riding with a helmet attached to...

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    Parking If you decide to use an anti-theft device, Theft-Prevention Tips select one of good quality and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Park your motorcycle in a locked The rear fender has a storage garage whenever possible. If a garage compartment to store a U-shaped lock isn’t available, park in a concealed area under the seat.

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    Parking REAR (1) rubber band Keep your owner’s manual, current registration, and insurance information with your motorcycle. This will make it easier for the authorities to find you if your motorcycle is stolen and recovered. Basic Operation & Riding...

  • Page 84: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your motorcycle is a high-performance Before riding with a passenger, make sure sport model designed to carry you and one your passenger is wearing the proper passenger. Whenever you add a passenger protective apparel (page ).

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    Basic Operation & Riding...

  • Page 86: Servicing Your Honda

    You’ll also find important safety ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards. precautions, information on fuels and oils, and tips for keeping your Honda looking Bef ore You Service Your Honda great. The Importance of Maintenance ...

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    Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Engine Maintenance Component Locations ..93 Throttle ..........119 Tool Kit ........... 96 Clutch System ........121 Owner’s Manual Storage ......97 Engine Idle Speed ........ . 125 Seat Removal .........

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    Servicing Your Honda The following table summarizes the three types of inspections and servicing recommendations for your motorcycle. Both the pre-ride inspection and the scheduled maintenance at the recommended intervals are necessary to assure safe and dependable performance. The periodic checks provide additional confidence in your motorcycle’s performance.

  • Page 89: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your motorcycle overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some repairs. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 90: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a Honda Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and technician or other qualified mechanic.

  • Page 91: Important Safety Precautions

    Burns from hot motorcycle parts. clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and the engine and exhaust system cool flames away from all fuel-related parts. before touching. Injury from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Servicing Your Honda...

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    Maintenance Safety Remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...

  • Page 93: Periodic Maintenance

    It’s a good idea to perform this maintenance any time you clean your motorcycle. Check the odometer reading and perform any scheduled maintenance checks that are needed (page ). Remember, more frequent checks may be needed for riding in severe conditions. Servicing Your Honda...

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    ) and throttle grip (page Drive Chain Check condition, adjust slack, and lubricate as needed (page Fuses Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses. Nuts & Bolts Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 95: Maintenance Schedule

    We recommend that you have your Honda dealer perform these The service intervals in this Maintenance tasks unless you have advanced Schedule are based on average riding mechanical skills and the required tools conditions.

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    If you decide to do information and tools. Consult your your own maintenance, use only genuine Honda dealer. Honda parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement to ensure the best quality Should be serviced by your Honda and reliability.

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    R: replace motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Refer to the official Honda service manual. California type only. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 98

    EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.

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    STEERING HEAD BEARINGS Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.

  • Page 100: Maintenance Record

    Use the space under Notes to record anything you want to remind yourself about or mention to your dealer. Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes (1,000) 4,000 (6,400) 8,000 (12,800) 12,000 (19,200) 16,000 (25,600) 20,000 (32,000) Servicing Your Honda...

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    Maintenance Record Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes 24,000 (38,400) 28,000 (44,800) 32,000 (51,200) 36,000 (57,600) 40,000 (64,000) 44,000 (70,400) 48,000 (76,800) 52,000 (83,200) 56,000 (89,600) 60,000 (96,000) 64,000 (102,400) 68,000 (108,800) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 102: Servicing Your Honda

    Maintenance Component Locations choke lever front brake fluid reservoir front brake lever clutch lever throttle grip fuel fill cap Servicing Your Honda...

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    Maintenance Component Locations coolant reserve tank tool kit main fuse rear brake fluid battery reservoir front brake caliper rear brake caliper rear brake pedal engine oil filter engine oil filler cap/dipstick Servicing Your Honda...

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    Maintenance Component Locations rear spring pre-load adjuster spark plugs owner’s manual fuse box engine idle speed front brake caliper drive chain engine oil drain bolt Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 105: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tool kit ( ) is stored in the tool kit compartment ( ) under the seat (page An optional, larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department. UNDER SEAT (1) tool kit...

  • Page 106: Owner's Manual Storage

    (and other documents) in the plastic storage bag ( ) in the storage compartment ( ) under the seat. Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. (1) storage bag (2) owner’s manual storage compartment Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 107: Seat Removal

    Push forward and then down on the rear of the seat. Be sure to securely lock the seat after reinstalling it. (1) ignition key (5) front stays (2) seat lock (6) rear prongs (3) seat (7) rear stays (4) front prongs Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 108: Side Cover Removal

    Remove the bolt ( ). Remove tab A ( ) from the grommet Remove tab B ( ) from the rear cowl. Remove the side cover ( ). (1) bolt (4) tab B (2) tab A (5) side cover (3) grommet Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 109: Fuel

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

  • Page 110: Fuel Capacity

    The tank should be refilled as soon as possible when the fuel indicator comes on. (1) ignition key (3) filler neck (2) fuel fill cap Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill cap ( ) and turn it clockwise. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 111

    Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 112: Engine Oil & Filter

    Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious damage to the engine and transmission. Change the engine oil as specified in the maintenance schedule on page Servicing Your Honda...

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    Engine Oil & Filter Oil Recommendation suggested oil Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without SG or higher molybdenum additives) 4-stroke classification except oils oil (USA & Canada), or Honda labeled as energy 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an conserving on the equivalent motorcycle oil.

  • Page 114

    Do not use API SH or higher oils displaying a circular API ‘‘energy conserving’’ service label on the container. They may affect lubrication and clutch performance. NOT RECOMMENDED Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or castor based racing oils. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 115

    There are two classes: MA and MB. Oil conforming to the standard is labeled on the oil container. For example, the following label shows the MA classification. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 116

    Hold the motorcycle in an upright position. Insert the oil filler cap/dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) upper level mark (2) lower level mark (3) engine oil filler cap/dipstick (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 117

    ( ) –– add the specific performance requirements. Use a recommended oil until it reaches the new genuine Honda oil filter or a filter of upper level mark. (Do not overfill.) equal quality specified for your model. Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick.

  • Page 118

    ( ), (page ). If you do not have the skills and sealing washer ( ). or the tools, see your Honda dealer. LEFT SIDE Drain the Engine Oil: Park the motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface.

  • Page 119

    (page out. Discard the oil filter in an approved manner (page Improper disposal of drained f luids is FRONT harmf ul to the environment. (3) oil filter Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 120

    Install the new oil filter and tighten it by Install the oil filler cap/dipstick securely. hand. Using an oil filter wrench attachment and a torque wrench, tighten the new oil filter to the specified torque: 20 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 121

    (page Check that there are no oil leaks. If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 122: Coolant

    Using tap water may cause engine damage. Coolant Recommendation The factory provides a 50/50 solution of Use Pro Honda HP coolant or an antifreeze and water in this motorcycle. equivalent high quality ethylene glycol This coolant solution is recommended for...

  • Page 123

    Saf ety Precautions on page should only be used to provide additional LEFT SIDE protection against freezing. Check the cooling system frequently during freezing weather. (1) UPPER level mark (2) LOWER level mark (3) reserve tank cap Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 124: Coolant Replacement

    Saf ety Precautions on page marks. If the reserve tank is empty, or if Coolant should be replaced by your Honda coolant loss is excessive, check for dealer, unless you have the proper tools leaks and see your Honda dealer for and service data and are mechanically repair.

  • Page 125

    Always let the engine and radiator cool down before removing the radiator cap. To properly dispose of drained coolant, refer to You & the Environment, page Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 126: Air Cleaner

    Your Honda dealer can help you determine the correct service interval for your riding conditions. Improper or lack of proper air cleaner maintenance can cause poor perf ormance Your motorcycle’s air cleaner has very...

  • Page 127

    Pull out the air cleaner (3) and clean the air cleaner using compressed air from the outside, or replace it if necessary. Install the air cleaner. Install the removed parts in the reverse order of removal. (1) attaching screws (2) air cleaner housing cover Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 128: Throttle

    Adjustment Loosen the lock nut ( ). Turn the adjuster ( ). After adjustment, check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions. (1) lock nut (2) adjuster Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 129: Throttle Inspection

    Check that the throttle assembly is positioned properly and the securing bolts are tight. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle from fully open to fully closed in all steering positions. If there is a problem, see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 130: Clutch System

    Proper freeplay adjustment allows a smooth, gradual Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page engagement when shifting gears. LEFT HANDLEBAR Improper freeplay adjustment can cause premature clutch wear. (1) clutch lever Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 131

    ( ) increase freeplay ( ) decrease freeplay Loosen the upper lock nut ( ). Turn the upper clutch cable adjuster ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. Tighten the upper lock nut and check the freeplay again. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 132

    Turn the lower adjusting nut ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. RIGHT SIDE Tighten the lower lock nut and check the adjustment. (4) lower lock nut ( ) increase free play (5) lower ( ) decrease free play adjusting nut (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 133

    Lubricate the clutch cable with a clutch friction discs may be worn. See commercially-available cable lubricant your Honda dealer or refer to the official to prevent premature wear and Honda Service Manual (page corrosion.

  • Page 134: Engine Idle Speed

    (1) throttle stop ( ) increase screw ( ) decrease If the engine is cold, start it and warm it up with ten minutes of stop-and-go riding. Stop the engine. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 135

    Engine Idle Speed Place your motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface. Shift into neutral. Start the engine. Adjust idle speed with the throttle stop screw ( ). Idle speed (in neutral): 1,400 100 rpm Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 136: Spark Plugs

    Use only the recommended type of spark and fan motor switch connector ( ). plugs in the recommended heat range. LEFT SIDE Using spark plugs with an improper heat range can cause engine damage. (1) radiator connector (2) fan motor switch connector (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 137

    Move the radiator ( ) out of the way and remove the grommet ( ) from the radiator stay ( ). Pull the radiator toward the front. (3) radiator (6) grommet mount bolts (7) radiator stay (4) collars (5) radiator Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 138

    If the corrosion or deposits are heavy, replace the plug. Clean a carbon or wet-fouled plug with a plug cleaner, if available, or a wire brush. (8) spark plug cap (9) spark plug wrench (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 139

    Reinstall the spark plug caps. Take care cross-threading. to avoid pinching any cables or wires. Tighten the spark plug: Install the remaining parts in the reverse If the old plug is good: order of removal. 1/8 turn after it seats. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 140: Suspension

    Higher spring pre-load traction and comfort are maintained as the provides a firmer ride and is wheels ride over road surfaces. recommended for heavy loads, rough road conditions, and faster, more challenging riding. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 141

    Do not attempt to disassemble, service, or dispose of the damper; see your Honda dealer. The instructions found in this owner’s manual are limited to adjustments of the shock assembly only. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 142

    Always adjust the shock absorber position in sequence (1-2-3-4-5-6-7 or 7-6-5-4-3-2- (1) spring adjuster (3) extension bar 1). Attempting to adjust directly from 1 to (2) pin spanner 7 or 7 to 1 may damage the shock absorber. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 143: Brakes

    Brakes The hydraulic braking systems on your air in the brake system. See your Honda motorcycle dissipate the heat generated by dealer to have the air bled from the system. the friction of the brake pads on the brake Front Brake Lever Adjustment discs as the wheels are slowed.

  • Page 144

    Repeat this procedure several times. The recommended brake fluid is Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container. Be sure to read the label before opening the sealed container.

  • Page 145

    RIGHT FRONT If your inspection indicates a low fluid level, have your Honda dealer add the recommended brake fluid. Do not add or replace brake fluid, except in an emergency. If you do add fluid, have your Honda dealer check the system as soon as possible.

  • Page 146

    Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Place your motorcycle in an upright Check for deterioration or cracks in the position on a firm, level surface. hoses and fittings. Remove the right side cover (page Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 147

    Always inspect both pads in both the right and left brake calipers. (1) cutouts Check the cutouts ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 148

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

  • Page 149: Tires

    The following pages give detailed information on how and when to check your air pressure, how to inspect your tires Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 150

    Always check air pressure when your tires are ‘‘cold’’ –– after the motorcycle has been parked for at least three hours. If you check air pressure when your tires are Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 151

    Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Nails or other foreign objects embedded in the side of the tire or tread. (1) wear indicator Excessive tread wear. (2) wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 152: Tire Repair

    We strongly recommend that you replace, not repair, any tire that is punctured or damaged. As discussed below, a tire that is repaired, either temporarily or permanently, will have lower speed and performance limits than a new or undamaged tire. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 153: Tire Replacement

    If you have a tire professionally repaired at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 154

    Always use the size and type of radial, tubeless type tires recommended in this owner’s manual. Whenever you replace a tire, remember: Have the wheel balanced after the tire is installed. Have the tire replaced by your Honda dealer if possible. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 155

    Tires If you have a tire professionally replaced at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire on this motorcycle. Excessive heat build-up can cause the tube to burst.

  • Page 156: Side Stand

    The engine should stop as you lower the (1) side stand spring side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, see your Honda dealer for service. Check that the side stand assembly is working properly. If the side stand is stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean grease.

  • Page 157: Drive Chain

    Maintenance Schedule. The drive chain should be checked, adjusted, and lubricated as part of the pre- ride inspection (page Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 158

    Lubricating excessive wear the chain will often eliminate binding improper adjustment and kinking. damaged or missing O-rings Inspect the drive chain for: damaged rollers dry or rusted links kinked or binding links (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 159

    Adjust chain slack if needed. Inspect the front and rear sprocket teeth for excessive wear or damage. If necessary, have your Honda dealer replace a worn sprocket. normal sprocket teeth GOOD Use of a new chain with worn sprockets will cause rapid chain wear.

  • Page 160

    The proper slack is: 1 3/16 1 9/16 in (30 40 mm) (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 161

    1 3/16 1 9/16 in (30 40 mm) adjusting nut Place the motorcycle on its side stand with the transmission in neutral and the ignition switch OFF. Loosen the axle nut ( ). Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 162

    Torque the rear axle nut to: 65 lbf·ft (88 N·m , 9.0 kgf·m) If a torque wrench is not used for this installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to a loss of braking capacity.

  • Page 163

    Your motorcycle has an endless (riveted rollers, loose fitting links, damaged master link) type chain. It should only be O-rings, or otherwise appears removed or replaced by your Honda dealer. unserviceable. Replacement Chain: D.I.D. 525VM2 The O-rings can be damaged by steam...

  • Page 164: Battery

    Battery posts, terminals and accessories on your motorcycle –– or do related accessories contain lead and lead not ride frequently, we recommend that compounds. Wash hands after handling. you charge the battery frequently (see Battery Charging, page Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 165: Battery Storage

    You will get the best storage results from Wear protective clothing and a removing the battery and slow (trickle) face shield, or have a skilled charging it every 30 days (see Battery Charging, page mechanic do the battery maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 166

    Disconnect the negative ( ) terminal lead ( ) from the battery first, then disconnect the positive ( ) terminal lead ( ). (3) battery (4) battery box (5) negative ( ) terminal lead (6) positive ( ) terminal lead (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 167

    Clean the battery box after removing the battery for storage. Dry the battery box and, if paint is missing, re-paint the area. Slow charge the battery (see following section) once every 30 days. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 168: Battery Charging

    An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause permanent damage. (1) ‘‘trickle’’ charger Be sure to read the information that came with your battery charger and follow the instructions on the battery. Improper charging may damage the battery. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 169: Appearance Care

    Appearance Care Frequent cleaning and polishing will keep Avoid products that contain harsh your Honda looking newer longer. detergents or chemical solvents that Frequent cleaning also identifies you as an could damage the metal, paint, and owner who values your motorcycle. A plastic on your motorcycle.

  • Page 170

    (like those at coin- operated car washes) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. After cleaning, inspect for damage, wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and brake fluid). Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 171

    Wash your motorcycle with a sponge or a soft towel. As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 172

    The engine heat will help dry moist areas. As a precaution, ride your motorcycle at a slow speed and apply the brakes several times. This will help dry the brakes and restore normal braking performance. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 173

    Dry with a soft, clean cloth. Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s) Do not use polishing compounds or wax follow: containing polishing compounds. These can damage or discolor the paint. To keep your Honda looking new, clean and polish it frequently. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 174

    If necessary, rub with a sponge. Rinse and dry. Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Dull, corroded chrome or Apply a high quality chrome/aluminum aluminum. polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 175

    Use a wet sponge and mild detergent. Avoid stiff brushes, steel wool, or cleaners containing abrasives or chemical compounds. After washing, rinse with plenty of water and dry with a clean cloth. If the paint is chipped, apply touch-up paint. Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 176

    If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch- up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color code (page ) when you buy touch-up paint.

  • Page 177

    Servicing Your Honda...

  • Page 178: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store Storing Your Honda ......170 and transport your Honda, and how to be Transporting Your Motorcycle ... . 174 an environmentally responsible You & the Environment ...... . 175 motorcycle owner.

  • Page 179: Storing Your Honda

    Change the engine oil and filter (page to the Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage Guide, available from your Honda dealer Make sure the cooling system is filled (USA only). with a 50/50% antifreeze solution (page We suggest you perform the following Fill the fuel tank.

  • Page 180

    Storing Your Honda Drain the carburetors into an approved To prevent rusting in the cylinders, gasoline container and dispose of it in perform the following: an approved manner (page Remove the spark plug caps from the If storage will last longer than one spark plugs.

  • Page 181

    Storing Your Honda With the engine stop switch in the Store your motorcycle in an unheated RUN position, press the start button area, free of dampness, away from several times to crank the engine and sunlight, with a minimum of daily distribute the oil.

  • Page 182

    –– change the engine oil (page If your motorcycle has been stored for more than two months –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required. Install the battery.

  • Page 183: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle If your motorcycle needs to be transported, it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer, or a truck or trailer with a flatbed area. For information about 24-hour emergency assistance, see page (USA only). Do not tow your motorcycle, as towing can seriously damage the transmission.

  • Page 184: You & The Environment

    You & the Environment Owning and riding a motorcycle can be Recycle Wastes. It’s illegal and enjoyable, but you must do your part to thoughtless to put used engine oil in the protect nature. trash, down a drain, or on the ground. Used oil, gasoline, coolant, and Following are tips on how you can be an cleaning solvents contain poisons that...

  • Page 185


  • Page 186: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common General Guidelines ....... 178 problems that can occur with your If Your Engine Quits or motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells Won’t Start .......... . 179 you how to evaluate each problem and If You Have a Flat Tire .......

  • Page 187: General Guidelines

    (USA only: For information possible. about the Honda Rider’s Club of America, Do not continue riding if you are hurt or see page your motorcycle is not in safe riding condition.

  • Page 188: If Your Engine Quits Or Won't Start

    If you have a problem starting the but the engine won’t start symptom. engine or experience poor engine performance the following information may help you. If you can’t correct the problem, see your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 189

    Tighten the battery lead. dead battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. faulty starter motor If all possible causes are negative, the starter motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 190

    (page loose or unconnected spark Install the spark plug caps securely. If the engine plug caps still won’t start, see your Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer.

  • Page 191

    POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls Check engine idle adjustment (page ). If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. overheating Check the coolant temperature meter. Refer to Y our Engine Overheats, page low oil pressure Check the low oil pressure indicator.

  • Page 192

    If applicable, switch to the recommended octane load gasoline (page ) or change your brand of gasoline. If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. afterfires (backfires) See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after See your Honda dealer.

  • Page 193: If You Have A Flat Tire

    If a tire has a major puncture or a cut in repaired. the tread or sidewall, or the bead has come loose from the rim, there is probably not much you can do except have your motorcycle transported to a Honda dealer Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 194

    If You Have a Flat Tire repaired. Stop frequently and check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it Riding your motorcycle with a may be unsafe to continue riding. As the temporary tire repair can be risky. tire gets low, it will affect the handling of If the temporary repair fails, you your motorcycle (especially with a...

  • Page 195

    If You Have a Flat Tire Inflate the tire: Tubeless tires have Should You Repair or Replace a some self-sealing ability if they are Tire? punctured and the result is usually just a slow leak. If this is the case, you can try inflating the tire to see if it will hold air We strongly recommend that you replace, pressure.

  • Page 196

    Saf ety Precautions on page LEFT SIDE We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.

  • Page 197

    The result will be loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the brake system will require service. See your Honda dealer for this service. (3) axle pinch bolts (4) axle bolt Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 198

    If You Have a Flat Tire LEFT FRONT (5) front axle shaft Remove the front axle ( ) and the wheel. Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 199

    If You Have a Flat Tire Installation Tighten the front axle pinch bolt on the Position the wheel between the fork left fork leg to the specified torque: 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) legs and insert the front axle shaft from the left side, through the left fork leg Tighten the front axle bolt to the and wheel hub.

  • Page 200

    Operate the front brake and pump the If a torque wrench was not used for fork several times. Check for free installation, see your Honda dealer as soon wheel rotation after the brake is as possible to verify proper assembly.

  • Page 201

    Saf ety Precautions on page RIGHT REAR We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.

  • Page 202

    The result will be a loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the brake system will require service. See your Honda dealer for this service. (4) drive chain (5) rear axle shaft Remove the rear axle shaft (...

  • Page 203

    If You Have a Flat Tire RIGHT REAR Installation Apply the multi-purpose grease to the inside of the side collars and install the side collars into the rear wheel. Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on the disc or pad surfaces. Any contamination can cause poor brake performance or rapid pad wear after reassembly.

  • Page 204

    Install the rear axle shaft. If a torque wrench was not used for Tighten the rear axle nut to the installation, see your Honda dealer as soon specified torque: as possible to verify proper assembly. 65 lbf·ft (88 N·m , 9.0 kgf·m)

  • Page 205: If Your Engine Overheats

    If Your Engine Overheats Normally, the needle on your temperature gauge will rise to a point about midway between C (cold) and H (hot) and then Continuing to ride with an overheated level off. Hot weather may cause the engine can cause serious engine damage. needle to rise higher than normal.

  • Page 206

    Check the radiator fan. The engine needs repair. Transport your If the fan is not working, turn the motorcycle to a Honda dealer (page engine off. Open the fuse box (page ) and check the radiator fan fuse. If the temperature drops to normal, If the fuse is blown, replace it with the check the coolant level.

  • Page 207: If The Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights

    –– resume riding. If there is a leak to a stop. Stop the engine as soon as it’s –– do not ride the motorcycle until the safe to do so. leak is repaired by a Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 208: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse (and spare) is located on motorcycle have fuses to protect them the starter motor magnetic switch ( ) from damage caused by excess current behind the right side cover. flow (short circuit or overload).

  • Page 209

    If a Fuse Blows Main Fuse Access: Pull the fuse out. If the main fuse is To access the main fuse ( ), remove blown, install a new main fuse. the right side cover (page The spare main fuse ( ) is located near the starter magnetic switch.

  • Page 210

    If a Fuse Blows Circuit Fuse Access: To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull Remove the left side cover (page the old fuse out of its retaining clips. Open the fuse box cover ( Look for a burned wire inside the fuse. If the fuse is blown ( ), replace it with LEFT SIDE...

  • Page 211

    If the replacement fuse of the same rating burns out in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem on your motorcycle. Leave the blown fuse in that circuit and have your motorcycle checked by your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 212: If You Crash

    Also, be sure another person or vehicle is involved in to have your Honda dealer check the the accident. frame and suspension after any serious crash.

  • Page 213: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key duplicate key made. number, call the dealer you purchased your Honda from. They may have it listed A lost key won’t be a problem if you take in their records. If they don’t, transport preventative action.

  • Page 214: If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)

    Bump starting is also not recommended. If you can’t charge the battery or it appears unable to hold a charge, contact your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...

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    Taking Care of the Unexpected...

  • Page 216: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......208 capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........211 information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......218 and how to break-in your motorcycle. High Altitude Carburetor Adjustment . 219 Emission Control Systems ....

  • Page 217: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers appears on the Safety Certification Label attached to the right side of the frame. The frame, VIN, and engine serial numbers are required when you register RIGHT SIDE your motorcycle. They may also be required when ordering replacement parts.

  • Page 218

    Vehicle Identification The frame number ( ) is stamped on the The engine number ( ) is stamped on the right side of the steering head. top of the crankcase. RIGHT SIDE RIGHT SIDE (2) frame number (3) engine number Technical Information...

  • Page 219

    Vehicle Identification Color Label & Code The color label is attached to the frame under the seat. Remove the seat (page to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts. You may record the color and code in the Quick Reference section at the rear of this manual.

  • Page 220: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 82.7 in (2,100 mm) overall length 29.1 in (740 mm) overall width 42.1 in (1,070 mm) overall height 55.9 in (1,420 mm) wheelbase 5.5 in (140 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...

  • Page 221

    API service label, SAE 10W-40, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada) or Honda 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil SAE 80 or 90 gear oil...

  • Page 222

    Specifications Capacities operator and one passenger passenger capacity USA : 384 lbs (174 kg) maximum weight Canada : 392 lbs (178 kg) capacity rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications 36.6 cu-in (600 cm ) displacement 2.56 1.78 in (65.0 45.2 mm) bore &...

  • Page 223

    Specifications Power Transmission 1.863 primary reduction 2.928 gear ratio, 1st 2.062 1.647 1.368 1.200 1.086 2.800 final reduction drive (engine) sprocket: 15 teeth standard driven (rear wheel) sprocket: 42 teeth sprocket sizes chain final drive D.I.D. 525VM2 RK 525RO Technical Information...

  • Page 224

    Specifications Chassis & Suspension 25°30’ caster 3.9 in (98 mm) trail 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) tire size, front MICHELIN Pilot ROAD S BRIDGESTONE BT-56F RADIAL N 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) tire size, rear MICHELIN Pilot ROAD S BRIDGESTONE BT-56R RADIAL G radial, tubeless tire type 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm ) tire pressure, front...

  • Page 225

    Specifications Lights (2 bulbs) headlight 21/5W (2 bulbs) brake/tail light 23/8W (front) turn signal lights (rear) license light Fuses main 10A, 20A other fuses Technical Information...

  • Page 226

    Specifications Torque Specifications 22 lbf·ft (29 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m) oil drain bolt 20 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) oil filter 43 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 kgf·m) front wheel axle bolt 22 lbf·ft (30 N·m , 3.1 kgf·m) front wheel caliper fixing bolts 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m)

  • Page 227: Break-in Guidelines

    Break-in Guidelines Help assure your motorcycle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you ride during the first 300 miles (500 km). During this period, avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration. Technical Information...

  • Page 228: High Altitude Carburetor Adjustment

    See your Honda dealer. However, the carburetors must be returned to standard factory specifications before riding again at lower altitudes (below 5,000 feet, 1,500 m). See your Honda dealer. Sustained riding at lower altitudes with the lean high-altitude setting may cause rough idling, stalling, or engine damage from overheating.

  • Page 229: Emission Control Systems

    Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Requirements The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada require that your motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated and maintained according to the instructions provided. The Vehicle Emission Control Information label ( ) ( ) is attached to (1) vehicle emission control information...

  • Page 230

    Compliance with the terms of the Distributor’s Warranties for Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is systems to reduce carbon monoxide, necessary in order to keep the emissions oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons.

  • Page 231

    Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Control System Evaporative Emission Control System The exhaust emission control system (California only) includes a secondary air supply system, This motorcycle complies with the and an oxidation catalytic converter. requirements of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) evaporative No adjustment to these systems should be emission regulations.

  • Page 232

    If you are aware of any of the following reactions, they convert HC and CO in the symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and engine’s exhaust to carbon dioxide (CO ) repaired by your authorized Honda and water vapor. motorcycle dealer. Crankcase Emission Control System...

  • Page 233

    Emission Control Systems Noise Emission Control System AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TAMPERING WITH THE NOISE TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE CONTROL SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED: THE FOLLOWING ACTS: U. S. federal law prohibits, or Canadian Removal of, or puncturing the muffler, provincial laws may prohibit the following baffles, header pipes or any other acts or the causing thereof: ( ) The component which conducts exhaust...

  • Page 234: Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter acts on HC and small amount of leaded gasoline can CO. A replacement unit must be an contaminate the catalyst metals, making original Honda part or its equivalent. the catalytic converter ineffective. The catalytic converter must operate at a Keep the engine tuned-up.

  • Page 235: Oxygenated Fuels

    Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are being The following are the EPA-approved blended with alcohol or an ether percentages of oxygenates: compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as oxygenated ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10% fuels. To meet clean air standards, some by Volume areas of the United States and Canada use You may use gasoline containing up to...

  • Page 236

    Oxygenated Fuels METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol) Fuel system damage or performance 5% by Volume problems resulting from the use of an You may use gasoline containing oxygenated fuel containing more than the methanol containing up to 5% methanol percentages of oxygenates mentioned by volume as long as it also contains above are not covered under warranty.

  • Page 237

    Technical Information...

  • Page 238: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......230 warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......233 service manual. Warranty Service ........234 Contacting Honda ........ . 235 Your Honda Dealer ......

  • Page 239: Authorized Manuals

    Authorized Manuals The Service Manual used by your authorized Honda dealer is available from Helm, Inc. (USA only, Canada: See your Honda dealer to order authorized manuals.) Also available but not necessary to service your model is the Honda Common Service Manual which explains theory of operation and basic service information for various systems common to all Honda motorcycles, motor scooters and ATVs.

  • Page 240

    By completing this form you can order the materials desired. You can pay by check or money order, or charge to your credit card. Mail to Helm, Inc. at the address shown on the back of this order form (USA only). Canada: See your Honda dealer to order authorized manuals. Publication Item Description Qty.

  • Page 241

    NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent. Customer Name Attention Street Address - No P. O. Box Number Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.

  • Page 242: Warranty Coverage

    Please read the Warranties Booklet given Almost all of your warranty coverage can to you by your Honda dealer at the time of be extended through the Honda Protection purchase. Be sure to keep your Honda Plan (USA only).

  • Page 243: Warranty Service

    If you aren’t satisfied with your your motorcycle, call the service dealer’s handling of the situation, we department of your Honda dealer. Make suggest you discuss your problem with the an appointment for an inspection and appropriate member of the dealership’s diagnosis.

  • Page 244: Contacting Honda

    If you wish to comment on your experiences with your Honda or with your We will likely ask your Honda dealer to dealer, please send your comments to the respond, or possibly acknowledge your following address (USA only): comments directly.

  • Page 245: Your Honda Dealer

    Once you purchase your new Honda, get products available from the parts familiar with the organization of your department. Honda dealer so you can utilize the full range of services available. The sales department offers the Honda Protection Plan to extend almost all of The service department is there to perform your warranty coverage (USA only).

  • Page 246: The Honda Rider's Club (usa Only)

    Honda (includes roadside HRCA’s insurance partner. assistance for your transport vehicle as Racing contingency programs and long as your Honda is aboard or in tow). assistance at selected dual-sport, off- Vehicle transport to the nearest Honda road, and motocross events.

  • Page 247: Reporting Safety Defects (usa Only)

    National Highway Washington, D.C. area) or write to: Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) NHTSA, U.S. Department of in addition to notifying American Honda Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. Motor Co., Inc. You can also obtain other information If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it...

  • Page 248

    Consumer Information...

  • Page 249: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of Odometer/Tripmeter A & B/ each section of your owner’s manual. Mileage Countdown Display .... . 26 Odometer ..........27 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ....Tripmeter A & B ....... . 27 Important Safety Information ....

  • Page 250: Table Of Contents

    Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride . 51 SERVICING YOUR HONDA ... . 77 Pre-ride Inspection ......51 Bef ore You Service Your Honda Load Limit & Guidelines ...... . 54 The Importance of Maintenance ... . 80 Loading ..........

  • Page 251

    Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA (cont’d) Chassis Service Procedures Suspension ..........131 Brakes ........... 134 Fluids & Filters Tires ............140 Fuel ............100 Side Stand ..........147 Engine Oil & Filter ....... 103 Drive Chain ..........

  • Page 252

    Lights ........... . 198 Your Honda Dealer ......236 If a Fuse Blows ........199 The Honda Rider’s Club If You Crash ......... 203 (USA only) .......... . 237 If You Lose Your Key ......204...

  • Page 253: Index

    ..........117 care, appearance ........160 air pressure, tires ........140 chain, drive .......... . 148 American Honda, contacting ....235 cleaner, air ..........117 apparel, protective ........48 cleaning, appearance care ....160 appearance care ........

  • Page 254

    Index pinging ..........100 starting ..........61 stop switch ......... . 43 defects, safety ........238 stopping ..........65 digital clock ..........32 won’t start ......... 179 display, environment ......... . 175 check ...........

  • Page 255

    ..........204 high beam indicator ....... . 17 kit, tool ........... . 96 Honda, contacting ......... 235 Rider’s Club ........237 dealer ..........236 Honda service manual ......230 horn button ..........45 Index...

  • Page 256

    Index labels, safety ..........maintenance, lamp check ..........15 component location ......93 limit, weight ..........55 importance ......... . 80 load limits ..........55 periodic ..........84 loading guidelines ........55 record ..........

  • Page 257

    ..........46 owner’s manual storage ......97 rider training ........2, 50 oxygenated fuels ........226 Rider’s Club, Honda ......237 riding, basic operation ........59 clothing ..........48 parking ...........

  • Page 258

    Index spark plugs ..........127 specifications ........211 speedometer ..........25 safety, stand, side ..........147 important precautions ......80 start button ..........43 labels ............ starting, reporting defects ....... 238 engine ..........

  • Page 259

    Index storage, motorcycle ........170 owner’s manual ........97 suspension, tachometer ......... 14,18 rear suspension adjustment ....132 temperature meter, coolant ..... 39 rear suspension spring pre-load ..133 theft prevention tips ....... . 73 switch, throttle ..........

  • Page 260

    Index vehicle identification no. (VIN) ... 208 warranty, coverage ..........233 extended ..........233 service ..........234 washing your motorcycle ..... 160 weight limit ..........55 wheels, front removal ........187 rear removal ........

  • Page 261


  • Page 262: Quick Reference

    Honda. You’ll also find space to record important notes. The engine of your Honda can be the most expensive component to repair. Proper maintenance, especially the use of the recommended fluids and filters, prevents premature wear and damage.

  • Page 263

    Quick Reference VIN/Frame No. Engine No. Frame No. Ignition Key No. Color Label Owner’s Name Address City/State Phone Dealer’s Name Address City/State Phone Service Mgr. Quick Reference...

  • Page 264

    Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil or equivalent Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water 384 lbs (174 kg) Maximum 392 lbs (178 kg)

  • Page 265

    Quick Reference 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Front: Tires MICHELIN Pilot ROAD S BRIDGESTONE BT-56F RADIAL N Rear: 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) MICHELIN Pilot ROAD S BRIDGESTONE BT-56R RADIAL G radial, tubeless Type: Front: 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm ) Tire Pressure Rear: 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm ) (cold)

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