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This Owner's Manual covers the
CBR1000RR
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CBR1000RR ABS
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CBR1000RR
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  • Page 1 All illustrations are based on the CBR1000RR model, unless noted otherwise. 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.
  • Page 2 2009 Honda CBR1000RR/CBR1000RR ABS OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 3 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...
  • Page 4 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 product information. Introduction...
  • Page 5 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this motorcycle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.
  • Page 6 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 ––...
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 8 ...... 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.
  • Page 12 Important Safety Information Take Time to Learn & Practice Always pay attention to other vehicles Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, around you, and do not assume that other take time to become familiar with how drivers see you. Be prepared to stop this motorcycle works and handles.
  • Page 13 Important Safety Information Ride within Your Limits Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Pushing limits is another major cause of It’s important to keep your motorcycle motorcycle accidents. Never ride beyond properly maintained and in safe riding your personal abilities or faster than condition.
  • Page 14 Improper accessories or installation, and use of non-Honda modifications can cause a crash in accessories. which you can be seriously hurt or Check with your Honda dealer for killed. assistance and always follow these guidelines: Follow all instructions in this Make sure the accessory does not owner’s manual regarding...
  • Page 15 Accessories & Modifications Do not add any electrical equipment Modifications that will exceed the motorcycle’s electrical system capacity (page A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights We strongly advise you not to remove any or engine power (page original equipment or modify your Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your motorcycle in any way that would change...
  • 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...
  • Page 17 Safety Labels Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 18: Table Of Contents

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ... gauges, indicators, and controls you would Gauges, Indicators & Displays ....normally use before or while riding your Multi-function Display ....... motorcycle. Coolant Temperature Meter ....Low Fuel Indicator and Reserve The items listed on this page are described Fuel Consumption...
  • Page 19 Controls & Features ........ Ignition Switch ........Start Button ......... Engine Stop Switch ......Headlight Dimmer Switch ....Turn Signal Switch ......Horn Button ........Control Button A ........ Control Button B ........ HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) ..........Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20: Instruments & Controls

    Operation Component Locations ignition switch engine stop switch headlight dimmer switch front brake lever clutch lever turn signal switch throttle grip horn button start button Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21 Operation Component Locations storage compartment for U-shaped lock helmet holders rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 22 Operation Component Locations shift lever Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 23: Gauges, Indicators & Displays

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays (1) control button A The gauges, indicators and displays on (2) left turn signal indicator your motorcycle keep you informed, alert (3) low fuel indicator you to possible problems, and make your (4) neutral indicator riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (5) tachometer the gauges, indicators and displays (6) high beam indicator...
  • Page 24 If one of these indicators does not come light for a few seconds and then go off on when it should, have your Honda dealer when you turn the ignition switch ON. check for problems.
  • Page 25 The meter is identified in the table on page with the words: Meter Check. If the tachometer needle does not swing to the end of the red zone when it should, have your Honda dealer check for problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 26 The displays are identified in the table on pages with the words: Display Check. If any part of these displays does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer (1) multi-function display check for problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 27 Gauges, Indicators & Displays control button A Use this button for the following purposes: To change indication of odometer, tripmeter A, and tripmeter B (pages 33 35 To change unit of speedometer, odometer, tripmeter and fuel mileage meter (page To change indication mode of fuel mileage (page To reset tripmeter A and fuel mileage meter (page...
  • Page 28 Gauges, Indicators & Displays low fuel indicator When this indicator comes on while riding, fuel (amber) reserved in the tank is about: 0.92 US gal (3.5 ) Lamp Check. When this indicator comes on, the lower segment of the multi-function display switches to the reserve fuel consumption (page neutral indicator (green) Lights when the transmission is in neutral.
  • Page 29 (MIL) (Programmed Fuel Injection) system. If the indicator (amber) comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take your motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as possible. Lamp 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.
  • Page 30 Gauges, Indicators & Displays right turn signal Flashes when the right turn signal operates. indicator (green) Lamp Check. warning indicator (red) Lights when coolant is over the specified temperature, and/or engine oil pressure is below normal operating range. If the indicator lights, pull safely to the side of the road.
  • Page 31 (pages 30 31 ). Also, lights the HESD indicator to notify when there is an abnormality in the HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) (page speedometer Shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour (page digital clock...
  • Page 32 Gauges, Indicators & Displays odometer/tripmeter The display includes the following functions: display Display Check. odometer Shows the total miles or kilometers ridden (page tripmeter A & B Shows the number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter. The tripmeter has two sub modes, ‘‘A’’...
  • Page 33 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Combined ABS Lights when there is any abnormality in the Combined indicator (amber) ABS (Combined Anti-lock Brake System). Normally, this (CBR1000RR ABS) indicator comes on when the ignition switch is turned ON, and goes off after you ride the motorcycle at a speed above 6 mph (10 km/h).
  • Page 34: Multi-function Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Multi-function Display (4) (5) (10) The multi-function display ( ) includes the following functions: low oil pressure indicator high coolant temperature indicator HESD indicator speedometer digital clock (1) multi-function display coolant temperature meter (2) high coolant temperature indicator odometer (3) low oil pressure indicator tripmeter...
  • Page 35: Coolant Temperature Meter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays USA : Fahrenheit (°F), or Coolant Temperature Meter Centigrade (°C). Canada : Centigrade (°C), or The coolant temperature meter ( ) shows Fahrenheit (°F). the coolant temperature digitally. Fahrenheit (°F) Temperature Display Below ‘‘--’’ is displayed 94 °F (34 °C) Actual coolant Between...
  • Page 36 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Overheating Message: When the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C), the numbers in the temperature display start flashing. At the same time, the high coolant temperature indicator ( ) and the warning indicator ( ) light. If this occurs, stop the engine and check Fahrenheit (°F) the reverse tank coolant level.
  • Page 37: Low Fuel Indicator And Reserve Fuel Consumption

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The reserve fuel consumption ( ) is Low Fuel Indicator and displayed in the lower segment of the Reserve Fuel Consumption multi-function display ( ) from 0.0 ‘‘gal (gallon)’’ or ‘‘l (liter).’’. When the remaining fuel reaches the When the amount of consumed fuel is reserve supply level, the low fuel indicator more than 0.26 US gal (1.0 Liter) the...
  • Page 38 Gauges, Indicators & Displays When the reserve fuel consumption is displayed you should refill the tank as soon as possible. After refueling more than the reserve amount, the display returns to normal when the ignition switch has been ON for about a minute.
  • Page 39: Low Oil Pressure Indicator And Warning Indicator

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays If the low oil pressure indicator and the Low Oil Pressure Indicator and warning indicator light, pull safely to the Warning Indicator side of the road. See page for instructions and cautions. The low oil pressure indicator ( ) and the warning indicator ( ) light when engine oil pressure is low enough to cause engine damage.
  • Page 40: High Coolant Temperature Indicator And Warning Indicator

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The high coolant temperature indicator High Coolant Temperature should also go on for a few seconds and Indicator and Warning Indicator then go off when the ignition switch is turned ON. The high coolant temperature indicator ( ) and the warning indicator ( ) light when the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C).
  • Page 41: Hesd Indicator

    ON. If the HESD indicator lights at any other time, reduce speed and take your (1) HESD indicator motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as possible. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 42: Changing The Indication Of Multi-function Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Changing the Indication of Multi-function Display Change the indication between the odometer ( ), the tripmeter ( ), and the fuel mileage meter ( ) by pressing control button A ( ) or B ( ). The fuel mileage meter includes the following functions: current fuel mileage...
  • Page 43: Speedometer

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Speedometer The speedometer ( ) shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour. (1) speedometer Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 44: Odometer/tripmeter A & B

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The odometer can be displayed from 0 to Odometer/Tripmeter A & B 999,999 miles (kilometers). The odometer ( ) shows the total miles or kilometers ridden. The tripmeter A ( ) and tripmeter B ( ) show number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter.
  • Page 45 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To Reset the Tripmeter To reset the tripmeter A ( ), average fuel mileage ( ), and fuel consumption ( ) together, push and hold control button A ( ) when either indication is displayed. reset When they are reset, ‘‘0.0’’...
  • Page 46: Fuel Mileage Meter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Fuel Mileage Meter The fuel mileage meter includes the following functions: current fuel mileage average fuel mileage fuel consumption The unit of the indication depends on the unit which you select (page If the speed and mileage unit is set to ‘‘km/h’’/‘‘km,’’...
  • Page 47 Honda dealer for service. (page Fuel Consumption This display shows the fuel consumption since you last reset the tripmeter A. When ‘‘ . ’’ is displayed, go to your Honda dealer for service. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 48 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To Activate/Deactivate the Automatic activated Reset Mode You can activate or deactivate the automatic reset by refueling mode. Initial setting is deactivated. Press and hold control button B ( ), deactivated and turn on the ignition switch. Keep (3) control button A control button B pressed until the lower segment ( ) of the multi-function...
  • Page 49: Changing The Speed, Mileage And Fuel Mileage Unit

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays To end the selection, press control Changing the Speed, Mileage and button B. Fuel Mileage Unit The display will stop blinking The speedometer can display ‘‘mph’’ or automatically if the button is not pressed ‘‘km/h.’’ for about 30 seconds. The odometer/tripmeter can also display As you turn off the ignition switch during ‘‘mile’’...
  • Page 50: Changing The Temperature Unit

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays As you turn off the ignition switch during Changing the Temperature Unit the presetting procedures, the preset data just before turning off the ignition switch This function can be operated after the will be registered. speed, mileage, and fuel mileage unit change mode (page The coolant temperature meter displays both ‘‘°F’’...
  • Page 51: Changing The Indication Mode Of Fuel Mileage

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays To end the selection, press control button Changing the Indication Mode of B ( ). Fuel Mileage The display will stop blinking When the speedometer is displayed in automatically if the button is not pressed ‘‘km/h,’’ either ‘‘km/l’’ or ‘‘l/100 km’’ for about 30 seconds.
  • Page 52: Digital Clock

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock Shows hour and minute. To adjust the time, proceed as follows: Turn the ignition switch ON. Press and hold control button B ( ) for more than 2 seconds. The clock will be set in the adjust mode with the hour display blinking.
  • Page 53 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the hour, press control button A Press control button B. The minute ( ) until the desired hour is displayed. display will start blinking. The time is advanced by one hour each time the button is pressed. Quick setting press and hold the button until the desired hour appears.
  • Page 54 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the minute, press control button To end the adjustment, press control A until the desired minute is displayed. button B or turn the ignition switch OFF. The minute display will return to ‘‘00’’ The display will stop blinking when ‘‘60’’...
  • Page 55: Presetting The Shift Indicator And Selecting The Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays By pushing and holding control button A Presetting the Shift Indicator and for more than 1 second, the tachometer Selecting the Display needle will move by an increment of 1,000 rpm. You may select the rpm activation point When the needle exceeds the allowable (in the 2,000 rpm to 13,000 rpm range) for range, it will automatically return to 2,000...
  • Page 56 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To select the indicator display: You may choose from 9 different indicator displays (page Press control button A ( ) repeatedly to view available displays. Once you reach the display you want, press control button B ( ). Then turn off the ignition switch to register your selection.
  • Page 57 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Available displays Light Brightness Bright Dark Lighting Blinking (Slow) Blinking (Fast) Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 58: Controls & Features

    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 59: Start Button

    Controls & Features Start Button Engine Stop Switch RIGHT HANDLEBAR The start button ( ) is used for starting the engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See Starting Procedure, page When the start button is pushed, the starter motor will crank the engine;...
  • Page 60: 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, running light, taillight and license light will remain on, The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal resulting in battery discharge.
  • Page 61: Horn Button

    Controls & Features to change the speed, mileage and fuel Horn Button mileage unit for the speedometer/ odometer/tripmeter/fuel mileage meter The horn is used to alert other motorists. (page To operate, push the horn button ( ). to change the temperature unit for the Control Button A coolant temperature meter (page Control button A is used to:...
  • Page 62: Control Button B

    Controls & Features to change the temperature unit for the Control Button B coolant temperature meter (page Control button B is used to: to change the indication mode of the fuel mileage (page select the indication of the fuel mileage meter (pages to change the shift indicator and its display (pages...
  • Page 63: Hesd (honda Electronic Steering Damper)

    If the HESD indicator ( ) lights at any other time, reduce speed and take your motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as (1) HESD possible. (2) HESD indicator Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 64: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride? ......you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........discusses how to evaluate your riding Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ..
  • Page 65: 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.
  • Page 66 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 the chance of serious injury or protection against head injuries. A helmet death in a crash.
  • Page 67: 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 68: 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.
  • Page 69 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.
  • Page 70 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. Gauge Turn the ignition on and &...
  • Page 71: Load Limits & Guidelines

    Overloading or improper loading impair your motorcycle’s handling, can cause a crash and you can be braking, and stability. Non-Honda seriously hurt or killed. accessories, improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 72: Load Limits

    If you wish to carry more cargo, check with your Honda dealer for advice, and be maximum cargo weight: sure to read the information regarding 31 lbs (14 kg)
  • Page 73 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 front suspension (page ) and the rear suspension (page To prevent loose items from creating a hazard, make sure that all cargo is tied...
  • Page 74: Basic Operation & Riding

    Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, Preparation .......... and brakes. It also provides important Starting Procedure ......
  • Page 75: 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 76: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting Your motorcycle is equipped with a side procedure described below. stand ignition cut-off system. If the side stand is down –– the engine cannot be For your safety, avoid starting or operating started unless the transmission is in neutral.
  • Page 77: Preparation

    Starting & Stopping the Engine The warning indicator and low oil pressure Preparation indicator should go off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the warning Before starting, insert the key, turn the indicator and the low oil pressure indicator ignition switch ON, and confirm the light, stop the engine immediately and following:...
  • Page 78: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Even if the engine coolant stays below the Starting Procedure specified temperature, the cooling fan sometimes starts up running when you rev This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine up the engine, but this is normal. with an automatic fast idle.
  • Page 79: Flooded Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Flooded Engine Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off System If the engine fails to start after repeated attempts, it may be flooded with excess Your motorcycle’s banking (lean angle) fuel. To clear a flooded engine: sensor system is designed to automatically Leave the engine stop switch set to stop the engine and fuel pump if the RUN.
  • Page 80: 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 81: 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.
  • Page 82 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 83: Braking

    Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with disc Gradually increase braking as you feel the braking systems which are hydraulically brakes slowing your speed. The increase activated. Operating the brake lever in engine compression from downshifting applies the two front disc brakes. will help slow your motorcycle.
  • Page 84 Braking When possible, reduce your speed or For 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, cause one or both wheels to slip and use engine compression braking by reduce your control of your motorcycle.
  • Page 85: Combined Abs ( Cbr1000rr Abs )

    Braking braking distribution, and has an anti-lock Combined ABS function designed to help prevent wheel lock up during hard braking. Moreover, (CBR1000RR ABS) Combined ABS helps provide more riding This model is equipped with Combined stability when braking hard and suddenly. ABS (Combined Anti-lock Brake System).
  • Page 86 Braking In some situations, a motorcycle with The anti-lock brake function of the Combined ABS may require a longer Combined ABS may be activated by stopping distance to stop on loose or riding over a sharp drop or rise in the uneven surfaces than an equivalent road level while operating the brake.
  • Page 87: Combined Abs Indicator ( Cbr1000rr Abs )

    Braking When Combined ABS does not Combined ABS Indicator function, the brakes work like a conventional braking system. On conventional braking systems, operating (CBR1000RR ABS) the front brake lever applies the front Normally, this indicator comes on when brake and operating the rear pedal the ignition is turned ON, and goes off applies the rear brake.
  • Page 88 This is normal but the Combined ABS is you should have the system checked by not in operation. To activate the system your Honda dealer as soon as possible. again, turn the ignition OFF, then ON again. Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 89: 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.
  • Page 90 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.
  • Page 91 Parking LEFT REAR Riding with a helmet attached to the holder can interfere with the rear wheel or suspension and could cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Use the helmet holder only while parked. Do not ride with a helmet (2) helmet holders secured by the holder.
  • Page 92: Theft-prevention Tips

    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 rear seat.
  • Page 93 Parking UNDER REAR SEAT Keep your owner’s manual, current (CBR1000RR) 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. (CBR1000RR ABS) Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 94: 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 ).
  • Page 95 Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 96: 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 ....
  • Page 97 Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Engine Maintenance Component Locations . 103 Throttle ..........Tool Kit ..........Clutch System ........Owner’s Manual Storage ....Seat Removal ........Chassis Lower Cowl Removal ......Suspension .......... Brakes ..........Service Procedures Tires ............ Fluids & Filters Side Stand ...........
  • Page 98 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 99: 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 of the repairs yourself.
  • Page 100: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should Failure to properly follow normally be handled only by a Honda maintenance instructions and technician or other qualified mechanic. precautions can cause you to be Instructions are included in this manual seriously hurt or killed.
  • Page 101: 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...
  • Page 102 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 Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...
  • Page 103: 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...
  • Page 104 ) 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 105: 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.
  • Page 106 If you do not feel capable of performing a Each item on the maintenance schedule given task or need assistance, remember requires some mechanical knowledge. that your Honda dealer knows your Certain items (particularly those marked motorcycle best and is fully equipped to ) may require more technical maintain and repair it.
  • Page 107 Service more frequently when riding in R: replace unusually wet or dusty areas. California type only. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 108 EVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I ACTUATOR CABLE 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 109 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 110: 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...
  • Page 111 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 112: Servicing Your Honda

    Maintenance Component Locations front brake fluid reservoir clutch lever front brake lever throttle grip front spring pre-load adjuster/ fuel fill cap front rebound damping adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 113 Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 114 Maintenance Component Locations rear suspension compression battery/ damping adjuster main fuse/ ABS motor fuse FI fuse/ fuse box front suspension compression damping adjuster drive chain front brake caliper rear suspension spring pre-load adjuster/ rear suspension rebound damping adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 115: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit UNDER REAR SEAT The tool kit ( ) is stored under the rear (CBR1000RR) seat (page An optional, larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department. (CBR1000RR ABS) (1) tool kit Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116: Owner's Manual Storage

    ( ) in the owner’s manual storage compartment ( ) under the rear seat (page Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. (1) storage bag (2) owner’s manual storage compartment (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117 Owner’s Manual Storage (CBR1000RR ABS) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118: Seat Removal

    Insert the prongs ( ) into the seat hooks and tighten the mounting bolts securely. Insert the tabs into the guides, and align the side covers prong with the rubber grommets. (1) side covers (4) front seat (2) grommets (5) prongs (3) screws Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119 Return the seat strap to its normal position. Be sure the seat is locked securely in position after installation. (6) seat strap (9) rear seat (7) ignition key (10) prong (8) seat lock (11) seat hook Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 120: Lower Cowl Removal

    ( ). Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Route the tubes through the opening of the lower cowl. (1) bolts A (3) lower cowl (2) bolts B (4) tubes Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121: 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 122 The tank should be refilled as soon as possible when the low fuel indicator comes on. (1) ignition key (3) level plate (2) fuel fill cap Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill cap ( ) and turn it clockwise. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123 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 124: 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...
  • Page 125 Engine Oil & Filter Oil Recommendation suggested oil Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA SG or higher & Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil classification except oils (Canada only), or an equivalent labeled as energy motorcycle oil. conserving on the circular API...
  • Page 126 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 127 MA the deceleration of your motorcycle classification. produces a strong engine braking effect. It also makes the clutch lever operation feel lighter. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 128 Remove the dipstick ( ) and wipe it clean. Hold the motorcycle in an upright position. Insert the dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) dipstick (3) lower level mark (2) upper level mark (4) oil filler cap (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129 ( ) –– remove the oil specific performance requirements. Use a filler cap ( ) and add the new Honda Genuine oil filter or a filter of recommended oil until it reaches the equal quality specified for your model.
  • Page 130 FRONT, UNDER ENGINE (page ). If you do not have the skills or the tools, see your Honda dealer. Drain the Engine Oil: Park the motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 131 ( ) and pull it outwards. out. Discard the oil filter in an approved manner (page RIGHT SIDE RIGHT SIDE (3) screw (5) oil filter (4) middle cowl Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 132 Install the new oil filter and tighten it by hand. Using an oil filter wrench attachment and a torque wrench, tighten the new oil filter to the specified torque: 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 133 Fill the crankcase with the recommended oil (page If a torque wrench is not used for approximately: installation, see your Honda dealer as soon 3.2 US qt (3.0 ) as possible to verify proper assembly. Install the oil filler cap.
  • Page 134: Coolant

    Using tap water may cause engine Coolant Recommendation damage. Use Pro Honda HP coolant or an The factory provides a 50/50 solution of equivalent high quality ethylene glycol antifreeze and water in this motorcycle.
  • Page 135 (up to 60%) should only be used to provide additional protection against freezing. Check the cooling system frequently during freezing weather. (1) reserve tank (2) UPPER level mark (3) LOWER level mark (4) reserve tank cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 136 ( ) level 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 137 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 138: Throttle

    Tighten the lock nut and return the throttle cable boot securely over the (1) throttle cable boot adjuster. (2) adjuster (3) lock nut Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 139: 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 140: 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 141 Attempt adjustment with the upper clutch cable adjuster first. (2) upper clutch cable adjuster ( ) increase freeplay ( ) decrease freeplay Turn the upper clutch cable adjuster ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. Check the freeplay again. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 142 Remove the screw ( ) on the right the adjustment. middle cowl ( ) and pull it outwards. RIGHT SIDE (5) lower lock nut (6) lower adjusting nut ( ) increase freeplay (3) screw (4) middle cowl ( ) decrease freeplay (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 143 See corrosion. your Honda dealer or refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 144: Suspension

    The oil damper systems hydraulically the rebound and compression damping of control the natural compression and both suspension systems. rebound of the suspension springs so that traction and comfort are maintained as the wheels ride over road surfaces. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 145 (and passenger) weight and riding recommended for heavy loads, rough road conditions by changing the spring pre-load conditions, and faster, more challenging and rebound and compression damping. riding. To adjust, use an appropriate tool or see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 146 SOFT. (1) pre-load adjuster To Increase Spring Pre-load (HARD): For a firmer ride and rough road Adjust the spring pre-load by turning the conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise pre-load adjuster ( ). toward HARD. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 147 (2) punch mark mark (HARD): To adjust to the standard position: For a firmer ride and rough road Turn the damping adjuster ( ) conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise clockwise until it will no longer turn toward HARD (H). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 148 Turn the damping adjuster ( ) (HARD): clockwise until it will no longer turn For a firmer ride and rough road (lightly seats). This is the full hard conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise setting. toward HARD (H). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 149 The rear suspension can be adjusted for service, or dispose of the damper; see your rider (and passenger) weight and riding Honda dealer. The instructions found in conditions by changing the spring pre-load this owner’s manual are limited to and rebound and compression damping.
  • Page 150 Always adjust the shock absorber position in sequence (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 or 10- 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1). Attempting to adjust directly from 1 to 10 or 10 to 1 may damage the shock absorber. (1) spring pre-load adjuster (2) pin spanner Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 151 SOFT (S). To Increase Rebound Damping (1) damping adjuster (HARD): (2) punch mark For a firmer ride and rough road (3) reference punch mark conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise toward HARD (H). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 152 To adjust to the standard position: For a firmer ride and rough road Turn the damping adjuster ( ) conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise clockwise until it will no longer turn toward HARD (H). (lightly seats). This is the full hard setting. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 153: 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 154 Brake Fluid Recommendation Honda DOT 4 Brake brake Fluid fluid The recommended brake fluid is Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container. Be (1) adjuster dial...
  • Page 155 If it comes in contact with your If your inspection indicates a low fluid skin, wash with clean water and, if level, have your Honda dealer add the necessary, call a doctor. recommended brake fluid. RIGHT FRONT Do not add or replace brake fluid, except in an emergency.
  • Page 156 Check the fluid level. It should be between the UPPER ( ) and LOWER ( ) level marks. If the level is at or below the LOWER level mark, check the brake pads for wear (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 157: Brake Pad Wear

    Check the wear indicator grooves ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the bottom of the grooves, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 158 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 159: Tires

    Overinflated tires make inflation and maintenance. your motorcycle ride harshly, are more prone to damage from road hazards, and wear unevenly. The following pages give detailed information on how and when to check Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 160 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 161 Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Nails or other foreign objects embedded in the side of the tire or tread. Excessive tread wear. (1) wear indicator (2) wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 162 (even the sidewall of the tire. when the tires are not in use). In addition to your regular inspections and 22 07 tire pressure maintenance, it is recommended that you have annual (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 163: Tire Repair

    Week damaged. As discussed below, a tire that is repaired, either temporarily or TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE permanently, will have lower speed and performance limits than a new or undamaged tire. (1) tire identification number (TIN) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 164 If you choose to repairs, see If You Have a Flat Tire, have a tire repaired, be sure the repair page work is performed by a professional and that the wheel is balanced before you ride. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 165 Tires If you have a tire professionally repaired Tire Replacement at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page The tires that came on your motorcycle...
  • Page 166 This can cause a BT015R RADIAL F crash in which you can be DUNLOP seriously hurt or killed. Qualifier NK radial-ply, tubeless type Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s manual. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 167 Have the wheel balanced after the tire is at a non-Honda facility, we recommend installed. that you have the work checked by your Have the tire replaced by your Honda Honda dealer. dealer if possible. Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire on this motorcycle.
  • Page 168: 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 169: 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 170 If it isn’t, some links damaged rollers may be kinked and binding. Lubricating dry or rusted links the chain will often eliminate binding kinked or binding links and kinking. excessive wear improper adjustment damaged or missing O-rings (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 171 Adjust chain slack if needed. Inspect the front and rear wheel 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 172 ( ) on the label after the chain has been adjusted to the proper slack, the chain is excessively worn and must be replaced. The proper slack is: 1 1 3/8 in (25 35 mm) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 173 Place the motorcycle on its side stand slack. Chain slack should allow the with the transmission in neutral and the following vertical movement by hand: 1 1 3/8 in (25 35 mm) ignition switch OFF. Loosen the rear axle nut ( ). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 174 Torque the rear axle nut to: 83 lbf·ft (113 N·m , 11.5 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 175 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page Lubricate every 500 miles (800 km) or sooner if chain appears dry. Lubricant: Pro Honda HP Chain Lube or an equivalent chain lubricant designed specifically for use on O-ring chains Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 176 O-rings. master link) type chain. It should only be Inspect the drive chain for possible removed or replaced by your Honda dealer. wear or damage. Replace the drive chain if it has damaged The O-rings can be damaged by steam...
  • Page 177: Battery

    Battery posts, terminals and accessories on your motorcycle or do not related accessories contain lead and lead ride frequently, we recommend that you compounds. Wash your hands after charge the battery frequently (see Battery handling. Charging, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 178 You will get the best storage results from removing the battery and slow (trickle) Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled charging it every 30 days (see Battery mechanic do the battery Charging, page maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 179 ( ) terminal lead ( ). Pull the battery ( ) out of the battery box. (1) rings (2) rubber band (3) negative ( ) terminal lead (4) positive ( ) terminal lead (5) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 180 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 181: Battery Charging

    Check all bolts and other fasteners are secure. (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 182 However, do not intentionally leave the charger connected longer than the time period recommended in the charger’s instructions. Avoid using an automotive-type battery charger. An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause permanent damage. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 183: 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 184 (1) air intakes High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. After cleaning, inspect for damage, wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, brake, and clutch fluid). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 185 As you wash, check for than a glass lens. Rub any soiled area, heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild gently rinsing it frequently with fresh cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. water. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 186 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 187 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 188 These or cleaners containing abrasives or can damage or discolor the paint. chemical compounds. To keep your Honda looking new, clean After washing, rinse with plenty of water and polish it frequently. and dry with a clean cloth.
  • Page 189 The exhaust pipe and muffler are stainless steel but may become stained by mud or dust. To remove mud or dust, use a wet sponge and a liquid kitchen abrasive, then rinse well with clean water. Dry with chamois or a soft towel. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 190 Appearance Care If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped Finishing Touches or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch- up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color...
  • Page 191 Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 192: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store Storing Your Honda ......and transport your Honda, and how to be Transporting Your Motorcycle ..an environmentally responsible You & the Environment ..... motorcycle owner. Tips...
  • Page 193: Storing Your Honda

    50/50% antifreeze solution to the Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage (page Guide, available from your Honda dealer Fill the fuel tank. Make sure the fuel fill (USA only). cap is properly installed. We suggest you perform the following procedures to keep your motorcycle in top condition.
  • Page 194 Storing Your Honda To prevent rusting in the cylinders, Lubricate the drive chain (page contact your Honda dealer. Inflate the tires to their recommended Remove the battery and charge it fully. pressures (page Store it in an area protected from...
  • Page 195 –– 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 196: 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. Do not tow your motorcycle, as towing can seriously damage the transmission. When contacting a towing or transporting service, be sure to ask if they have a flatbed area, a loading ramp or power ramp to safely lift the motorcycle, and...
  • Page 197: 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 198: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common General Guidelines ......problems that can occur with your If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells If You Have a Flat Tire ......
  • Page 199: General Guidelines

    Taking Care of the Unexpected Should you ever have a problem while General Guidelines riding, please follow these guidelines: Always put personal safety first. Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained Take time to assess the situation and is the best way to reduce the possibility of your options before deciding what to do.
  • Page 200: 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 201 (or dead) battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. faulty starter motor If all possible causes are negative, the starter motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 202 See your Honda dealer. ignition coil connectors and ignition coils loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 203 Raise the side stand. Start again. SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls 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 204 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) May damage catalytic converter. See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after May damage catalytic converter.
  • Page 205: If You Have A Flat Tire

    If a tire has a major puncture or a cut in the tread or sidewall, or the bead has come loose from the rim, there is probably not much you can do except have your motorcycle transported to a Honda dealer Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 206 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 207 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 208 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and (1) wheel speed sensor professional tools.
  • Page 209 If You Have a Flat Tire Support the motorcycle securely and Loosen the right and left axle pinch raise the front wheel off the ground bolts ( ) and remove the front axle bolt using a safety stand or a hoist. ( ).
  • Page 210 The result will be loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the brake system will require service. See your Honda dealer for this service. (5) axle pinch bolts (7) front axle shaft Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 211 If You Have a Flat Tire Installation Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the left Install the side collars and position the fork leg to the specified torque: 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) wheel between the fork legs. Insert the front axle shaft from the left side, Tighten the front axle bolt to the through the left fork leg and wheel hub.
  • Page 212 If You Have a Flat Tire Operate the front brake and pump the Visually check that the clearances fork several times. Check for free between each surface of the brake disc wheel rotation after the brake is and the brake caliper body (not the released.
  • Page 213 Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the If a torque wrench was not used for right fork leg to the specified torque: installation, see your Honda dealer as soon 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) as possible to verify proper assembly.
  • Page 214 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and (1) rear axle nut professional tools.
  • Page 215 If You Have a Flat Tire Support the motorcycle securely, raise Remove the drive chain ( ) from the the rear wheel off the ground. rear wheel sprocket by pushing the rear Loosen the rear axle nut ( ). wheel forward. Loosen the drive chain lock nuts ( ) LEFT REAR and turn the drive chain adjusting bolts...
  • Page 216 This will force the caliper pistons out of the cylinders. 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. (cont’d) Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 217 If You Have a Flat Tire Make sure that the lug ( ) on the rear Insert the rear axle shaft from the left brake bracket is positioned in the slot side, through the left swingarm, wheel ( ) on the swingarm ( hub and rear brake bracket.
  • Page 218 Do not operate the motorcycle without adequate clearance. If a torque wrench was not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to loss of braking capability.
  • Page 219: If Your Engine Overheats

    If Your Engine Overheats Normally, the coolant temperature on your temperature meter will rise and then level off. Hot weather may cause the Continuing to ride with an overheated temperature to rise higher than normal. So engine can cause serious engine damage. will temporary stress such as climbing a hill.
  • Page 220 If the temperature doesn’t drop, do not with the proper (same rating) spare fuse. ride. The engine needs repair. Transport Start the engine. If the warning your motorcycle to a Honda dealer indicator and the high coolant (page temperature indicator go on, turn the If the temperature drops to normal, engine off.
  • Page 221: If The Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights

    If the indicators go off and there is no as soon as it’s safe to do so. leak –– resume riding. If there is a leak –– do not ride the motorcycle until the leak is repaired by a Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 222: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse and the FI fuse are motorcycle have fuses to protect them located on the starter motor magnetic from damage caused by excess current switch ( ) under the front seat. flow (short circuit or overload).
  • Page 223 If a Fuse Blows UNDER FRONT SEAT (CBR1000RR) (CBR1000RR ABS) (1) tabs (5) main and FI fuse box cover (2) starter motor magnetic switch (3) main fuse (4) FI fuse Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 224 If a Fuse Blows Main Fuse and FI Fuse Access: (CBR1000RR ABS) (CBR1000RR) Open the main and FI fuse box cover Release the tabs ( ), then remove the ( ). starter motor magnetic switch cover ( ). To check or replace the main fuse ( ) To check or replace the main fuse ( ) and FI fuse ( ), pull out the old fuse.
  • Page 225 If a Fuse Blows Circuit Fuse Access: (CBR1000RR) Release the tabs ( ), then remove the Replacing a f use with one that has a fuse box cover ( ). higher rating greatly increases the chance (CBR1000RR ABS) of damage to the electrical system. Release the tabs by pushing the front tab backward, then remove the fuse box cover.
  • Page 226 If a Fuse Blows UNDER FRONT SEAT (CBR1000RR) (CBR1000RR ABS) (7) spare fuses (8) tabs (9) fuse box cover (cont’d) Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 227 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 228 To replace these fuses, the fuel tank must be removed. The ABS motor fuses should be inspected by a Honda dealer, unless the owner has proper tools and service data and is mechanically qualified. Refer to an official Honda Service Manual.
  • Page 229: If You Crash

    Also, be sure person or vehicle is involved in the crash. to have your Honda dealer check the frame and suspension after any serious If you decide that you are capable of crash.
  • Page 230: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key (1) key number plate number, call the dealer where you purchased your Honda. They may have it listed in their records. If they don’t, Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 231: 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...
  • Page 232: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......and how to break-in your motorcycle. Emission Control Systems ....Catalytic Converter ......Oxygenated Fuels ....... Technical Information...
  • Page 233: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers is stamped on the right side of the steering head and also appears on the Safety The VIN and engine serial number are Certification Label attached to the left required when you register your side of the frame.
  • Page 234 Vehicle Identification The engine number ( ) is stamped on the RIGHT SIDE front of the crankcase. LEFT SIDE (2) VIN (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 235 Vehicle Identification UNDER REAR SEAT Color Label & Code The color label ( ) is attached on the rear fender under the rear seat. Remove the rear seat (page ) to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 236: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 81.9 in (2,080 mm) overall length 27.0 in (685 mm) overall width 44.5 in (1,130 mm) overall height 55.5 in (1,410 mm) wheelbase 5.1 in (130 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...
  • Page 237 API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada) or Honda 4- stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil Pro Honda HP Chain Lube or an equivalent chain...
  • Page 238 Specifications Capacities operator, one passenger passenger capacity 366 lbs (166 kg) maximum weight capacity rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications 61.0 cu-in (1,000 cm ) displacement 2.99 2.17 in (76.0 55.1 mm) bore & stroke 12.3 : 1 compression ratio IMR9E-9HES (NGK) spark plug...
  • Page 239 Specifications Power Transmission 1.717 primary reduction 2.285 gear ratio, 1st 1.777 1.500 1.333 1.214 1.137 2.625 final reduction drive (engine) sprocket: 16 teeth standard driven (rear wheel) sprocket: 42 teeth sprocket sizes final drive chain DID 50VA11 RK 50HFOZ6 Technical Information...
  • Page 240 Specifications Chassis & Suspension 23°30’ caster 3.79 in (96.3 mm) trail 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tire size, front BRIDGESTONE BT015F RADIAL F DUNLOP Qualifier PTK 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tire size, rear BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL F DUNLOP Qualifier NK tire type radial, tubeless 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm ) tire pressure, front (cold) 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm )
  • Page 241 Specifications Electrical 12V-6 Ah (CBR1000RR) battery 12V-8.6 Ah (CBR1000RR ABS) 0.4 kW/5,000 rpm generator Lights 12V-55W (2 bulbs) headlight brake/tail light 12V-21W (front) turn signal lights 12V-21W (rear) 12V-5W license light running light Fuses main 10A, 20A other fuses ABS motor fuses (CBR1000RR ABS) Technical Information...
  • Page 242 Specifications Torque Specifications 22 lbf·ft (30 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m) engine oil drain bolt 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) engine oil filter 58 lbf·ft (79 N·m , 8.0 kgf·m) front wheel axle bolt 33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m) front wheel caliper fixing bolts 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m)
  • Page 243: 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 244: Emission Control Systems

    Emission Control Systems UNDER REAR SEAT Exhaust Emission Requirements The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada (EC) require that your motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated and maintained according to the instructions provided.
  • Page 245 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 246 Emission Control Systems PGM-FI System Exhaust Emission Control System The exhaust emission control system The PGM-FI system uses dual sequential includes an oxidation catalyst, a secondary fuel injection. It has four subsystems: Air air supply system, and a PGM-FI system. Intake, Engine Control, Fuel Control, and Exhaust Control.
  • Page 247 Emission Control Systems Secondary Air Injection System Evaporative Emission Control System The secondary air injection system (California only) introduces filtered air into the exhaust This motorcycle complies with the gases in the exhaust port. The secondary requirements of the California Air air injection system helps improve Resources Board (CARB) evaporative emission control performance.
  • Page 248 If you are aware of any of the following crankcase emissions into the atmosphere. symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and Blow-by gas is returned to the combustion repaired by your authorized Honda chamber through the air cleaner and the motorcycle dealer. intake manifold.
  • Page 249 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 250 Emission Control Systems Fuel Permeation Emission Control System This vehicle complies with the Fuel Permeation Emission Control regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada (EC). The fuel tank, fuel hoses, and fuel vapor charge hoses used on this vehicle incorporate fuel permeation control technologies.
  • Page 251: Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter acts on HC and the catalytic converter ineffective. CO. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. Keep the engine in good running condition. A poorly running engine can The catalytic converter must operate at a...
  • Page 252: 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 253 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 254: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......Service Manual. Warranty Service ........ Contacting Honda ....... Your Honda Dealer ......The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) .........
  • Page 255: 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 256 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 257: Consumer Information

    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/P. O. BOX Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.
  • Page 258: 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 259: 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 260: Contacting Honda

    If you wish to comment on your We will likely ask your Honda dealer to experiences with your Honda or with your respond, or possibly acknowledge your dealer, please send your comments to the comments directly.
  • Page 261: Your Honda Dealer

    Once you purchase your new Honda, get and 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 262: The Honda Rider's Club (usa Only)

    The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) You may be eligible for a Honda Rider’s Club of America (HRCA) membership with the purchase of your new Honda. You can log on to the HRCA Clubhouse website for details at www.hrca.honda. com.
  • Page 263: Reporting Safety Defects (usa Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Consumer Information...
  • Page 264 Consumer Information...
  • Page 265: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of HESD Indicator ........each section of your owner’s manual. Changing the Indication of Multi-function Display ....... MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ....Speedometer ........Important Safety Information ....Odometer/Tripmeter A & B ....Accessories & Modifications ....
  • Page 266 Pre-ride Inspection ......Turn Signal Switch ......Load Limits & Guidelines ...... Horn Button ........Loading ..........Control Button A ........ Load Limits ........Control Button B ........ Loading Guidelines ......HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) ..........(cont’d) Table of Contents...
  • Page 267 Table of Contents BASIC OPERATION & RIDING ..SERVICING YOUR HONDA .... Safe Riding Precautions ......Bef ore You Service Your Honda Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... The Importance of Maintenance .... Preparation .......... Maintenance Safety ........ Starting Procedure ......
  • Page 268 Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA (cont’d) Electrical Battery ..........Service Procedures Appearance Care ........ Fluids & Filters Fuel ............. TIPS ........... . 183 Engine Oil & Filter ......Storing Your Honda ......Coolant ..........Transporting Your Motorcycle ..You & the Environment .....
  • Page 269 Table of Contents TAKING CARE OF THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION ..UNEXPECTED ........ Vehicle Identification ......General Guidelines ......Specifications ........If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . Break-in Guidelines ......If You Have a Flat Tire ...... Emission Control Systems ....
  • Page 270 . 245 Authorized Manuals ......Warranty Coverage ......Warranty Service ........ Contacting Honda ....... Your Honda Dealer ......The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) ......... Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) ......... TABLE OF CONTENTS ....INDEX ..........QUICK REFERENCE Table of Contents...
  • Page 271: Index

    ........... 168 accessories ..........brakes, air pressure, tires ........150 fluid ........... 145 American Honda, contacting ....251 front lever adjustment ..... . 144 apparel, protective ........56 pad wear ..........148 appearance care ........
  • Page 272 Index control button B ....... . 14, 53 coolant ........... 125 coolant temperature meter ..... . 26 capacity, fuel ........113 cowl removal, care, appearance ........174 lower cowl ........111 catalytic converter ....... . 242 current fuel mileage .......
  • Page 273 Index emission control systems ..... . 235 flat tire ........... 196 engine, flooded engine ........70 flooded ..........70 fuel, low oil pressure ........ . 212 consumption ........38 number ..........225 mileage meter ........
  • Page 274 . 59 helmet holders ......... 82 high beam indicator ......14, 19 Honda, contacting ......... 251 dealer ..........252 Rider’s Club ........253 Honda service manual ......246 horn button ..........52 Index...
  • Page 275 Index key, lost ..........221 maintenance, kit, tool ..........106 component locations ......103 importance ......... . 90 periodic ..........94 record ..........101 labels, safety ..........safety ........... 91 lamp check ..........15 schedule ..........
  • Page 276 Index neutral indicator ....... . 14, 19 parking ........... . 80 numbers, serial ........224 PGM-FI indicator ......14, 20 pinging, engine ........112 pre-load, suspension, front ..........137 odometer ........14, 23, 35 rear ...........
  • Page 277 ...... . 28 riding precautions ....... 66 rider training ........3, 58 schedule, maintenance ......96 Rider’s Club, Honda ......253 seat removal ......... . 109 riding, sensor, bank angle ........70 basic operation ........
  • Page 278 Index spark knock .......... . 112 rear suspension damping ....142 specifications ........227 rear suspension spring pre-load ..141 speedometer ....... . 14, 29, 34 switch, stand, side ..........159 engine stop ......... . 50 start button ..........
  • Page 279 Index tachometer ........14, 19 vehicle identification no. (VIN) ... 224 temperature meter, coolant ..... 26 theft-prevention tips ....... 83 throttle ........... 129 tire identification no.(TIN) ..153, 154 warning indicator ......14, 21 tires, warranty, air pressure...
  • Page 280 Memo...
  • Page 281: 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 282 Quick Reference Engine 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 283 Engine Oil API Service Classification SG or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil or equivalent 366 lbs (166 kg) Maximum Weight...
  • Page 284 Rear: IMR9E-9HES (NGK) Spark Plugs standard: VUH27ES (DENSO) Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water Fuses main: 10A, 20A other: ABS motor (CBR1000RR ABS): Quick Reference...
  • Page 285 Quick Reference These symbols are used in Controls & Features section: SYMBOL COMPONENT SEE PAGE START button engine stop switch engine stop switch headlight dimmer switch headlight dimmer switch turn signal switch horn button Quick Reference...

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