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Thank you for purchasing a Honda tiller. We want to help you get the best results from your new tiller and to operate it safely. This manual contains the information on how to do that; please read it carefully. This owner’s manual describes the operation and maintenance...
SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda tiller dealer for a replacement. 1 AWARNING GASOLINE AND EXPLOSIVE.
Dress sensibly. Loose clothing may get caught in moving parts, increasing your risk of injury. Be alert. Operating this tiller when you are tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol or drugs may result in serious injury. Keep all persons and pets away from the tilling area.
Object Hazard Thrown Objects hit by the rotating tines can be thrown from the tiller with great force, and may cause serious injury. Before tilling, clear the tilling area of sticks, large stones, wire, glass, etc.
Contact with hot engine components can cause burn injuries and can ignite some materials. Avoid touching a hot engine Allow the engine to cool before performing maintenance or storing the tiller indoors. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas.
Before starting the engine, check that the tiller is not damaged and in good condition. For your safety and safety of others, exercise extreme care when using the tiller on...
2. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ENGINE SWITCH THROTTLE LEVER HANDLE HEIGHT ADJUSTER CHOKE LEVER FUEL COCK Llh’ER Record the frame and engine serial numbers for your reference. Refer to the serial numbers when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page 62). Frame serial number: Engine serial number: MAIN CLUTCH LEVER...
3. PRE-OPERATION ENGINE OIL 1. Place the tiller on a level surface. 2. Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick clean. 3. Insert the dipstick into the oil filler neck, but do not screw it in. 4. If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil.
TRANSMISSION Place the tiller on a level surface and remove the oil filler cap. The oil should be level with the lower edge of the oil filler hole. If the oil level is low, add the same motor oil that is recommended for the engine (see page 10).
Refuel carefully to avoid spilling fuel. Do not fill above the “LEVEL” mark in fuel strainer. After refueling, tighten the fuel tank cap. Never refuel the tiller inside a building where gasoline fumes may reach flames or sparks. Keep gasoline away from appliance pilot lights, barbecues, electric appliances, power tools, etc.
Fuel Recommendations Use unleaded gasoline This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Unleaded gasoline produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends exhaust system life. Never use stale or contaminated getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. Occasionally you may hear a light “spark knock”...
Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines compound. These gasolines fuels. To meet clean air standards, Canada use oxygenated If you use an oxygenated fuel, be sure it is unleaded and meets the minimum octane rating requirement. Before using an oxygenated states/provinces require this information to be posted on the pump.
TINES AND FASTENERS With the engine stopped, and the tiller on level ground, inspect the tines and check for loose nuts and bolts. Wear heavy gloves to protect your hands. Replace worn, bent, or damaged tines. Securely tighten loose nuts and bolts.
Start the engine outdoors. If you run the engine in an area that is confined, or even partially enclosed, the air can become contaminated amount of exhaust gas. Exhaust contains poisonous less gas. Breathing exhaust can cause loss of consciousness lead to death.
4. Turn the engine switch to the ON position. 5. In cold weather and when the en- gine is cold, move the choke lever to CLOSE position., NOTE: Do not use the choke if the engine is warm or the air temperature is high. 6.
7. Pull the starter grip lightly until re- sistance is felt, then pull briskly. Do not allow the starter snap back against Return it gently to prevent dam- age to the starter. 8. Let the engine warm up for several minutes.
Select the height that provides the most comfortable operating position. Before adjusting the handlebar, place the tiller on firm, level ground and stop the engine. 1. Unscrew the height adjusting lever, and remove the height adjusting bolt. 2. Adjust the handlebar to the desired height.
To adjust the tilling depth, loosen the locking bolt and move the drag bar up or down. Before adjusting the drag bar, place the tiller on firm, level ground and stop the engine. Use the gauge lines and indentations on the drag bar to adjust the tilling depth.
0.35 m/s 1.22 m/s TINES/WHEELS 0.35 m/s ENGAGE 0.36 * Tiller speed applies when standard tires are used. Tine speed Moving tiller, loading tiller onto a truck, taking tiller on or off field Moving tiller Tilling, ground breaking, weeding 238 rpm...
Squeeze main clutch lever + clutch engages and tiller runs Release main clutch lever * NOTE: Operate the main clutch lever smoothly. If the main clutch lever is operated erratically, the tiller may jump away or the engine may stop. with both hands. accident may occur.
For normal operation set the differential lock lever in the UNLOCK position. This improves the tiller’s turning ability. When the ground is soft and one wheel tends to slip or when only one side is to be tilled, set the differential lock lever in the LOCK position.
TURNING (when moving) Turn the tiller with the engine speed lowered. (FR650) Turn the tiller with the differential lock lever in the UNLOCK position and the engine speed lowered. (FR750) Turning the tiller during high-speed abruptly and become unstable, Do not turn the tiller when it is moving...
When operating the tiller, always walk behind and in the center of the tiller and hold the handlebar unbalanced, an unforeseen NOTE: When tilling hard ground, do not till deeply at first; instead, till the field 2 or 3 times.
High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications carburetor. If you always operate your tiller at altitudes above 6,OOOfeet (1,800 meters), have your servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification. Even with carburetor modification, 3.5% for each 1,000 foot (300 meter) increase in altitude.
6. STOPPING THE ENGINE 1. Release the main clutch lever to disengage the clutch. MAIN CLUTCH LEVER 2. Move the throttle lever toward the ‘I” position to reduce the engine speed. 3. Set the gearshift lever in the NEUTRAL position. GEARSHIFT LEVER--e NEUTRAL...
4. Turn the’engine switch to the OFF position to stop engine. ENGINE sWlTCH 5. Turn the fuel valve lever OFF. FUEL VALVE LEVER NOTE: To stop the engine in an emergency, release the clutch lever and turn the engine switch OFF.
If a suitable loading ramp is not available, two people should lift the tiller on and off the vehicle, while holding the tiller level. Position the tiller so the tines and wheels are on the bed of the vehicle. Tie the tiller down with rope or straps, and block the wheels. Keep the tie-down rope or straps away from controls, cables, governor linkage, carburetor, and the fuel line.
Honda technician or other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. operate your tiller under severe conditions, such as sustained high-load or high-temperature operation, consult your servicing dealer for recommendations vidual needs and use.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM Source of Emissions The combustion process produces carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, and hydrocarbons. Control of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen is very impor- tant because, under certain conditions, smog when subjected to sunlight. Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic.
Replacement Parts The emission control systems on your Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with EPA and California emission regulations. We recom- mend the use of genuine Honda parts whenever you have maintenance done. These original-design standards as the original parts, so you can be confident of their performance. The use of replacement parts that are not of the original design and quality may impair the effectiveness A manufacturer of an aftermarket part assumes the responsibility that the part...
NOTE: Emission related items. (1) Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. (2) These items should be serviced by an authorized Honda tiller dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and is mechanically (3) For professional commercial intervals.
2. Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and drain bolt. 3. Tilt the tiller forward and allow all of the oil to drain. 4. Reinstall and tighten the oil drain bolt. Refill with the recommended oil (page 10) to the top of the oil filler neck.
AIR CLEANER SERVICE A dirty air filter will restrict air flow to the carburetor, performance. If you operate the tiller in very dusty areas, clean the air filter more often than specified in the MAINTENANCE Operating the engine with no air filter, or a damaged air filter, will cause rapid engine wear.
3. Foam element: Clean in warm soapy water, rinse and allow to dry thoroughly. Or clean in nonflammable element in clean engine oil and squeeze out all excess oil. The engine will smoke during initial running if too much oil is left in the foam. Paper element: Tap the element several times on a hard surface to remove excess dirt, or blow compressed through the filter from the inside.
SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING 1. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. 2. Remove the sediment cup with a 10 mm wrench. 3. Empty the sediment cup, and wash it in nonflammable 4. Inspect and reinstall the O-ring. Replace the O-ring if it is damaged. 5.
SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended spark plug: Spark plugs of the wrong dimensions damage. For good performance, deposits. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the muffler. 1. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug base. 2.
3. Visually inspect the spark plug. Discard it if the insulator is cracked or chipped. Clean the spark plug with a wire brush if it is to be reused. 4. Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a feeler gauge. Correct the gap as necessary by carefully bending the side electrode.
SPARK ARRESTER MAINTENANCE The engine in your tiller is not factory-equipped areas, it is illegal to operate an engine without a spark arrester. Check local laws and regulations. servicing dealers. The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed.
5. Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Be careful to avoid damaging the spark arrester screen. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and holes. Replace if necessary. SPARK ARRESTER SCREEN 6. Install the spark arrester and the muffler in the reverse order of disassem- bly.
THROTTLE CABLE ADJUSTMENT Check and adjustment should be made with the handlebar in the 2nd position from the bottom. 1. Loosen the lock nut and turn the adjuster until the free play in the throttle lever at the end of the lever is 5.0 - 10.0 mm (0.20 - 0.39 in). 2.
MAIN CLUTCH CABLE ADJUSTMENT The main clutch cable must be adjusted properly before adjusting the drive belt. An improperly adjusted main clutch cable may cause the drive belt to slip on its pulleys, resulting in loss of power or premature wear or damage to the drive belt.
DIFFERENTIAL LOCK CABLE ADJUSTMENT If the differential lock cable is not correctly adjusted, it may become impossible to operate the differential lock. Check and adjustment should be made with the handlebar in the 2nd position from the bottom. 1. With the differential lock in the UNLOCK position, adjust so that the end has the free play dimensions shown below.
5 or 6 times as shown in the figure, and check to see if the belt gap and stopper gap are within the prescribed dimensions. Belt gap: 42 - 45 mm (1.65 - 1.77 in) Specified belt: FR650 V-belt red FR750 V-belt W600 (SB38) 4. Adjust if the gap is not within the prescribed dimensions.
Adjustment 1. Adjust by loosening the engine lock nuts and belt stopper lock nuts (2 nuts on front side) and moving the engine back and forth. If gap is smaller than the specified dimension: If gap is larger than the specified dimension: BELT STOPPER (2 ENGINE LOCK NUT (4) NOTE:...
3. Confirm that the gap between the belt and belt stopper (3 points) is within the dimensions shown in the figure, while the main clutch lever is squeezed. 4. Adjust if the gap is not within the dimensions shown. 5. Adjust by loosening the stopper lock nut and moving the stopper up or down.
The rotary tines may turn in an unexpected in injury. in injury. Before starting the check or replacement work, secure the tiller by tilting it until the front weight touches the ground and placing a block under the middle of the speed changer case.
Inspection 1. Check for damaged, bent, or loose tines. If looseness or damage is found, tighten or replace the damaged tines. 2. Check that the rotary tine shaft’s clevis pin is not missing or damaged. If necessary, replace with a new clevis pin and lock pin. NOTE: To prevent the clevis pin from falling out, insert the lock pin in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the tines.
Installation Arrange the rotary tines as shown in the figure. If the arrangement orientation is changed, vibration may be produced, and normal tilling opera- tion may become impossible. Facing the forward direction, install right-side tines 1,2,5, and 7 and left-side tines A, B, E, and G so that they are facing inside, and install right-side tines 3, 4, and 6 and left-side tines C, D, and F so that they are facing outside.
While pushing the rotary tines in the direction of rotation and the opposite direction, fasten the nut securely. These points should make contact. When assembling the rotary tines and holders, the match marks have to be aligned. If they are incorrectly semble them according to the following procedure.
If you use a garden hose to wash the tiller, observe the following precau- tions: If the tiller has been running, allow the engine to cool for at least half an hour before spraying water on it. Never spray water on a hot engine.
Carburetor draining is recommended time will exceed two months. However, a drained fuel tank may rust from the effects of moisture condensation. completely filled, unless you are preparing the tiller for shipment or other special circumstances. NOTE: The Distributor’s Limited Warranty does not cover fuel system damage of...
For storage of two months Before storing the unit for an extended period: 4. Drain the fuel... a. With the fuel valve turned OFF, remove and empty the sediment cup. b. Turn the fuel valve ON and drain the gasoline in the fuel tank into a suitable container.
5. Change the engine oil (page 36). 6. Lubricate the piston and cylinder a. Remove the spark plug (page 40) b. Pour a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope several times to distribute the oil in the cylinder. Reinstall the spark plug.
When the engine will not start; 1. Is there enough fuel? 2. Is the fuel valve ON? 3. Is the engine switch ON? 4. Is gasoline reaching the carburetor? To check, loosen the drain knob with the fuel valve on. Fuel should flow out freely.
If there is no speak, replace the plug. If OK, try to start the engine according to the instructions. 6. If the engine still does not start, take the tiller to an authorized Hondadealer. on the engine and that...
Spark plug gap Valve clearance Other specification NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice due to improvements. 11. SPECIFICATIONS FR650 FZBV 1,450 mm (57.1 in) 1 ,100 mm (43.3 in) 570 mm (22.4 in) 83 kg (183 Ibs) 3.50 - 7 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
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