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  • Page 1 This manual should be considered a permanent part of the motorcycle and should remain with the motorcycle when it is resold. This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.
  • Page 2 2007 Honda CBR600RR 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 production 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: Motorcycle Safety

    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 Before you consider making any modifications or adding an We strongly recommend that you use only accessory, be sure to read the following genuine Honda accessories that have been information. specifically designed and tested for your motorcycle. Because Honda cannot test all...
  • 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 For USA For Canada 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 Fuel Gauge .......... motorcycle. Multi-function Display ....... Coolant Temperature Meter ....
  • Page 19 Controls & Features ........ Ignition Switch ........Start Button ......... Engine Stop Switch ......Headlight Dimmer Switch ....Turn Signal Switch ......Horn Button ........RESET Button ........SEL Button ......... HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) ..........Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20: Instruments & Controls

    Operation Component Locations ignition switch headlight dimmer engine stop switch switch clutch lever front brake lever turn signal switch throttle grip horn button start button Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21: Operation Component Locations

    Operation Component Locations storage compartment for U-shaped lock rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 22: Operation Component Locations

    Operation Component Locations helmet holder shift lever Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 23: Gauges, Indicators & Displays

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The gauges, indicators and displays on (1) fuel gauge your motorcycle keep you informed, alert (2) left turn signal indicator you to possible problems, and make your (3) tachometer riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (4) tachometer red zone the gauges, indicators and displays (5) right turn signal indicator...
  • Page 24 If one of these indicators does not come go off when you turn the ignition switch on when it should, have your Honda dealer check for problems. The PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp...
  • 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. (1) multi-function display If any part of these displays does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer (2) fuel gauge check for problems. (3) speedometer Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 27 Gauges, Indicators & Displays fuel gauge Shows approximate fuel supply available (page Display Check. left turn signal indicator Flashes when the left turn signal operates. (green) Lamp Check. tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Meter Check. tachometer red zone Shows excessive engine rpm range (indicated from the beginning of the tachometer red zone) in which operation may damage the engine.
  • Page 28 Gauges, Indicators & Displays multi-function display The display includes the following functions: Display Check. coolant temperature Shows coolant temperature (page meter Fahrenheit (°F) or Centigrade (°C). speedometer Shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour (page odometer Shows the total miles or kilometers ridden (page tripmeter A &...
  • Page 29 ON and the engine stop switch is at RUN. If the indicator comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take your motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as possible (page Lamp Check. PGM-FI malfunction...
  • Page 30: Coolant Temperature Meter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays low oil pressure Lights when engine oil pressure is low enough to indicator (red) cause engine damage. If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, pull safely to the side of the road. See page for instructions and cautions.
  • Page 31: Fuel Gauge

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge liquid crystal display ( ) shows the approximate fuel supply available in a graduated display. When segment F ( ) goes on, the fuel tank capacity is: 4.76 US gal (18.0 ) When segment E ( ) flashes, you should refill the tank as soon as possible.
  • Page 32 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Fuel Gauge Failure Indication When the fuel system has an error, the fuel gauge indicators will be displayed as shown in the illustration. If this occurs, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 33: Multi-Function Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Multi-function Display The multi-function display ( ) includes the following functions: speedometer coolant temperature meter odometer/tripmeter digital clock Both the digital clock and tripmeter will reset if the battery is disconnected. (1) multi-function display (2) speedometer (3) coolant temperature meter (4) odometer/tripmeter (5) digital clock...
  • Page 34: Coolant Temperature Meter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays USA : Fahrenheit (°F), or Coolant Temperature Meter Centigrade (°C). Canada : Centigrade (°C). The coolant temperature meter ( ) shows the coolant temperature digitally. Fahrenheit (°F) Temperature Display Below ‘‘--’’ is displayed. 94 °F (34 °C) Between Actual coolant 95 °F...
  • Page 35 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Overheating Message: Fahrenheit (°F) When the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C), the numbers in the temperature display start flashing and the high coolant temperature indicator ( ) comes on. Centigrade (°C) If this occurs, stop the engine and check the reserve tank coolant level.
  • Page 36: Speedometer

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Speedometer The speedometer ( ) shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour. (1) speedometer Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 37: Odometer/Tripmeter A & B

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter A & B 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. To select the odometer, tripmeter A or tripmeter B, push the SEL button ( ).
  • Page 38: Changing The Speed, Mileage And Temperature Unit

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Changing the Speed, Mileage and Temperature Unit The speedometer displays both ‘‘mph’’ and ‘‘km/h.’’ The odometer/tripmeter displays both ‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km.’’ The coolant temperature meter displays both ‘‘°F’’ (Fahrenheit) and ‘‘°C’’ (Centigrade). To select ‘‘mph’’/‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km/h’’/ ‘‘km,’’...
  • Page 39 Gauges, Indicators & Displays (USA only) To select ‘‘°F’’ (Fahrenheit) and ‘‘°C’’ (Centigrade), push the RESET button ( ) with the display in the tripmeter B mode. Fahrenheit (°F) Centigrade (°C) (1) RESET button Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 40: Digital Clock

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock Shows hour and minute. To adjust the time, proceed as follows: Turn the ignition switch ON. Push and hold both the SEL button ( ) and RESET button ( ) for more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 41 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the hour, push the RESET button Push the SEL button. The minute until the desired hour and AM/PM are display will start flashing. displayed. The time is advanced by one hour, each time the button is pushed. Quick setting push and hold the RESET button until the desired hour...
  • Page 42: Instruments & Controls

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the minute, push and release the To end the adjustment, push the SEL RESET button until the desired minute button or turn the ignition switch OFF. is displayed. The minute display will The display will stop flashing return to ‘‘00’’...
  • Page 43: 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.
  • Page 44: 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 45: Ignition Switch

    Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the Turn Signal Switch ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight, position light, taillight and license light will remain on, The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal resulting in battery discharge.
  • Page 46: Horn Button

    Controls & Features The RESET button is also used to set the Horn Button digital clock (page SEL Button The horn is used to alert other motorists. To operate, push the horn button ( ). The SEL button is used to select odometer, RESET Button tripmeter A or tripmeter B.
  • Page 47: Hesd (Honda Electronic Steering Damper)

    If the HESD indicator lights at any other HESD (Honda Electronic time, reduce speed and take your Steering Damper) motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as possible. This motorcycle is equipped with the electronically-controlled steering damper. The HESD ( ) automatically controls the...
  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 50: Before Riding

    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 should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash.
  • Page 51: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for Practice riding the motorcycle in a safe comfort as well as protection. area to build your skills. Do not ride in Bright-colored and reflective clothing traffic until you get accustomed to the can help make you more noticeable in motorcycle’s controls, and feel traffic.
  • Page 52: 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 53 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 54 Pull the brake lever and press on the brake pedal to Remember, be sure to take care of any check that they operate problem you find, or have your Honda normally. dealer correct it before you ride. Indicators Turn the ignition on and...
  • Page 55: Load Limits & Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously Overloading or improper loading impair your motorcycle’s handling, braking, and stability. Non-Honda can cause a crash and you can be accessories, improper modifications, and seriously hurt or killed.
  • Page 56: Load Limits

    If you wish to carry more cargo, check passenger, all cargo, and all accessories. with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding maximum cargo weight: accessories on page...
  • Page 57 Load Limits & Guidelines Follow these guidelines whenever you To avoid possible heat damage to your carry a passenger or cargo: motorcycle or personal belongings, do Check that both tires are properly not block or restrict air flow around the inflated (page exhaust muffler with baggage or If you change your normal load, you...
  • Page 58: 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 59: 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 60: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting clutch lever pulled in. After starting with procedure described below. the side stand down, the engine will stop if the transmission is put in gear before For your safety, avoid starting or operating raising the side stand.
  • Page 61: Start Button

    Starting & Stopping the Engine The low oil pressure indicator should go Starting Procedure off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, stop the engine This motorcycle has a fuel-injected with immediately and check the engine oil level.
  • Page 62: 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 63: 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 64: 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 power to the rear wheel resumes.
  • Page 65 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 66: 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 67 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 68: 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 69 Parking FRONT Use the steering lock, which locks the handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar To lock all the way to the left. Push in on the ignition key ( ) and turn it to LOCK. Remove the key. (To unlock the steering lock, insert and push down on the key and turn it to the right to the OFF position.) To unlock...
  • Page 70 Parking LEFT REAR Hook the loops of the wire onto the helmet holder ( ) and install the rear seat to lock. Remove the helmet holder wire and store it in the tool kit when it is not used. Riding with a helmet attached to (2) helmet holder wire (4) helmet holder the holder can interfere with the...
  • Page 71: 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 72 Parking UNDER REAR SEAT Keep your owner’s manual, current registration, and insurance information with your motorcycle. This will make it easier for the authorities to find you if your motorcycle is stolen and recovered. Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 73: 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 74: 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 75: Service Preparations Maintenance Component Locations

    Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Chassis Maintenance Component Locations ..Suspension .......... Tool Kit ........... Brakes ..........Owner’s Manual Storage ......Tires ............ Seat Removal .......... Side Stand ........... Lower Fairing Removal ......Drive Chain ........Middle Fairing Removal ......
  • Page 76 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 77 Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your motorcycle overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some repairs. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 78: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a Honda Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and technician or other qualified mechanic.
  • Page 79: 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 80 Maintenance Safety Remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...
  • Page 81: 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 82 ) 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 83: 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 84 If you decide to do information and tools. Consult your your own maintenance, use only genuine Honda dealer. Honda parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement to ensure the best quality Should be serviced by your Honda and reliability.
  • Page 85 L: lubricate Service more frequently if the R: replace motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas. California type only. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 86 EVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I VALVE 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 87 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 88: 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 89 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 90: Servicing Your Honda

    Maintenance Component Locations front brake fluid reservoir clutch lever front brake lever throttle grip front suspension spring pre-load adjuster fuel fill cap front suspension rebound damping adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 91 Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 92 Maintenance Component Locations rear suspension compression damping adjuster front brake caliper drive chain rear suspension spring engine oil drain bolt pre-load adjuster rear suspension rebound front suspension compression damping adjuster damping adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 93: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tool kit ( ) is stored under the rear seat (page An optional, larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department. UNDER REAR SEAT (1) tool kit Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 94: 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) plastic storage bag (2) owner’s manual storage compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 95: Seat Removal

    To install the front seat, insert the tab ( ) into the recess under the frame and tighten the mounting bolts securely. (1) front seat (3) washers (2) mounting bolts (4) tab Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 96 ( ) into the seat hook ( ) and guide hooks ), and then push down on the front of the rear seat. (1) rear seat (4) prongs (2) ignition key (5) seat hook (3) seat lock (6) guide hooks Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 97: Lower Fairing Removal

    Remove the lower fairing ( ), then pull out the tubes ( ). Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Through the tubes properly in position. (1) A bolts (4) lower fairing (2) B bolts (5) tubes (3) C bolt Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 98 ( ), then pull out the tubes ( ). Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Through the tubes properly in position. (1) A bolts (4) lower fairing (2) B bolts (5) clamp (3) C bolt (6) tubes Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 99: Middle Fairing Removal

    Be careful not to apply weight to the middle fairing. Carefully release the each tabs. (1) bolts (4) middle fairing Installation (2) clips A (5) front turn signal (3) clip B connector Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 100: Fuel

    The use of leaded gas will damage the 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 101: Fuel Capacity

    E segment in the fuel gauge flashes. (1) ignition key (3) filler neck (2) fuel fill cap Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill cap ( ) and turn it clockwise. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 102 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 103: 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 104 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 105 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 106 There are two classes: MA and MB. Oil conforming to the standard is labeled on the oil container. For example, the following label shows the MA classification. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 107 RIGHT SIDE remains on, stop the engine immediately. Stop the engine and wait 2 3 minutes. Hold the motorcycle in an upright position. (1) upper level mark (4) oil filler cap (2) lower level mark (3) inspection window Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 108 –– remove the oil filler specific performance requirements. Use a cap ( ) and add the recommended oil new genuine Honda oil filter or a filter of until it reaches the upper level mark. equal quality specified for your model.
  • Page 109 (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 110 Discard the oil filter in an approved manner (page Pour the drained oil into a suitable container and dispose of it in an approved manner (page Improper disposal of drained f luids is harmf ul to the environment. (3) oil filter (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111 Install the new oil filter and tighten it by Install the oil filler cap. hand. Install the lower fairing. 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) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 112 (page Check that there are no oil leaks. If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 113: 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 114 (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 115: Coolant Replacement

    ( ) 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 116 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 117: 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 118: 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 119: 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 120 ( ) increase freeplay ( ) decrease freeplay Loosen the upper lock nut ( ). Turn the upper clutch cable adjuster ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. Tighten the upper lock nut and check the freeplay again. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121 Turn the lower adjusting nut ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. RIGHT SIDE Tighten the lower lock nut and check the adjustment. (4) lower lock nut (5) lower adjusting nut ( ) increase freeplay ( ) decrease freeplay Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 122 Lubricate the clutch cable with a clutch friction discs may be worn. See commercially-available cable lubricant your Honda dealer or refer to the official to prevent premature wear and Honda Service Manual (page corrosion.
  • Page 123: Spark Plugs

    ‘‘leaf-type feeler gauge.’’ Do not adjust the spark plug gap. If the gap is out of specification, replace the spark plug with a new one. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124 ( ) and radiator lower mount bolt ( ). (2) wire harness clip Remove the radiator upper mount bolt (3) radiator heat guard ( ). (4) radiator lower mount nut (5) radiator lower mount bolt (6) radiator upper mount bolt (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 125 ( ). and remove the grommet ( ) from the hook ( RIGHT FRONT Pull the radiator toward the front. FRONT (11) (10) (7) water pipe guard (9) radiator (11) hook (8) bolt (10) grommet Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 Disconnect the ignition coils ( ) from Using a spark plug wrench ( ), remove the spark plugs. the spark plugs. FRONT FRONT (13) (14) (12) (14) spark plug wrench (12) ignition coil connectors (13) ignition coils (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127 First, tighten the plug: NGK: turn after it seats. DENSO: turn after it seats. (15) Then loosen the plug. Next, tighten the plug again: 1/8 turn after it seats. (15) spark plug gap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 128 If a plug is too tight, the threads may be damaged. Reinstall the ignition coils. Connect the ignition coil connectors to the ignition coils as before removal. Install the remaining parts in the reverse order of removal. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129: 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 130 (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 131 To Increase Spring Pre-load (HARD): (1) spring pre-load adjuster For a firmer ride and rough road Adjust the spring pre-load by turning the conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise spring pre-load adjuster ( ) with a 19 mm toward HARD. wrench. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 132 (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 133 To adjust to the standard position: (HARD): Turn the damping adjuster ( ) For a firmer ride and rough road clockwise until it will no longer turn conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise (lightly seats). This is the full hard toward HARD. setting. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 134 Do not attempt to disassemble, service, or dispose of the damper; see your Honda dealer. The instructions found in this owner’s manual are limited to adjustments of the shock assembly only. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 135 Always adjust the shock absorber position in sequence (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 or 10- (1) spring pre-load adjuster 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1). Attempting to adjust (2) pin spanner directly from 1 to 10 or 10 to 1 may (3) extension bar damage the shock absorber. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 136 SOFT (S). To Increase Rebound Damping (HARD): (1) damping adjuster For a firmer ride and rough road (2) punch mark conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise (3) reference punch mark toward HARD (H). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137 For a firmer ride and rough road To adjust to the standard position: conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise Turn the damping adjuster ( ) toward HARD. clockwise until it will no longer turn (lightly seats). This is the full hard setting. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138: 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 139 Apply the brake, release it, then spin the wheel and check that it rotates freely. The recommended brake fluid is Honda Repeat this procedure several times. DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container.
  • Page 140 RIGHT HANDLEBAR If your inspection indicates a low fluid level, have your Honda dealer add the recommended brake fluid. Do not add or replace brake fluid, except in an emergency. If you do add fluid, have your Honda dealer check the system as soon as possible.
  • Page 141 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 142 (1) wear indicator grooves 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 143 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. (1) cutouts Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 144: 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 145 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 146 Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Nails or other foreign objects embedded in the side of the tire or tread. (1) wear indicator Excessive tread wear. (2) wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 147: Tire Repair

    We strongly recommend that you replace, not repair, any tire that is punctured or damaged. As discussed below, a tire that is repaired, either temporarily or permanently, will have lower speed and performance limits than a new or undamaged tire. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 148: Tire Replacement

    If you have a tire professionally repaired at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 149 This can cause a DUNLOP Qualifier PTG crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL E Always use the size and type of radial-ply, tubeless type tires recommended in this owner’s manual. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 150 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 151: 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 152: 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 153 Inspect the drive chain for: may be kinked and binding. Lubricating damaged rollers the chain will often eliminate binding dry or rusted links and kinking. kinked or binding links excessive wear improper adjustment damaged or missing O-rings Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 154 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 155 The proper slack is: 1 3/16 1 9/16 in (30 40 mm) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 156 Place the motorcycle on its side stand following vertical movement by hand: with the transmission in neutral and the 1 3/16 1 9/16 in (30 40 mm) ignition switch OFF. Loosen the rear axle nut ( ). (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 157 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 158 Your motorcycle has an endless (riveted rollers, loose fitting links, damaged master link) type chain. It should only be O-rings, or otherwise appears removed or replaced by your Honda dealer. unserviceable. Replacement Chain: DID525HV The O-rings can be damaged by steam cleaning, high pressure washers, and certain solvents.
  • Page 159: Battery

    Battery posts, terminals and accessories on your motorcycle –– or do related accessories contain lead and lead not ride frequently, we recommend that compounds. Wash hands after handling. you charge the battery frequently (see Battery Charging, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 160: Battery Storage

    You will get the best storage results from Wear protective clothing and a removing the battery and slow (trickle) charging it every 30 days (see Battery face shield, or have a skilled Charging, page mechanic do the battery maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 161 ( ) terminal lead ( ). Pull the battery ( ) out of the battery box. (1) ring (2) rubber band (3) negative ( ) terminal lead (4) positive ( ) terminal lead (5) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 162 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 163: Battery Charging

    An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause permanent damage. (1) ‘‘trickle’’ charger Be sure to read the information that came with your battery charger and follow the instructions on the battery. Improper charging may damage the battery. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 164: 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 165 The water could enter the air cleaner or be drawn into the throttle body. High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. (1) air intake After cleaning, inspect for damage, wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and brake fluid). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 166 As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. Clean the windscreen with a soft cloth or sponge and plenty of water. Dry with a soft clean cloth. Remove minor (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 167 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 168 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 polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. aluminum. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 169 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 170 Dry with chamois or a soft towel. If necessary, remove heat stains by using a commercially available fine texture compound. Then rinse by the same manner as removing mud or dust. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 171 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 172: 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 173: Storing Your Honda

    For more information about storage, refer with a 50/50% antifreeze solution (page to the Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage 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 174: Tips

    Storing Your Honda To prevent rusting in the cylinders, With the engine stop switch in the perform the following: RUN position, press the start button Remove the ignition coil connectors several times to crank the engine and and ignition coils from the spark distribute the oil.
  • Page 175 If your motorcycle has been stored for material. Avoid using plastic or similar more than two months –– ask your non-breathing, coated materials that Honda dealer to drain and replace the restrict air flow and allow heat and fuel. moisture to accumulate.
  • Page 176: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle If your motorcycle needs to be transported, it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer, or a truck or trailer with a flatbed area. For information about 24-hour emergency assistance, see page (USA only). Do not tow your motorcycle, as towing can seriously damage the transmission.
  • Page 177: 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 178: 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 motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells Won’t Start ......... you how to evaluate each problem and If You Have a Flat Tire ......
  • Page 179: General Guidelines

    (USA only: For information possible. about the Honda Rider’s Club of America, Do not continue riding if you are hurt or see page your motorcycle is not in safe riding condition.
  • Page 180: 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 181 (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 182 If the engine still won’t start, see your ignition coils Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 183 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 184 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 185: If You Have A Flat Tire

    If a tire has a major puncture or a cut in repaired. the tread or sidewall, or the bead has come loose from the rim, there is probably not much you can do except have your motorcycle transported to a Honda dealer Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 186 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 187 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 188 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 professional tools.
  • Page 189 If You Have a Flat Tire Raise the front wheel off the ground by Loosen the right and left axle pinch placing a support block under the bolts ( ) and remove the front axle bolt engine. ( ). Remove the caliper fixing bolts ( ) and remove the right and left brake calipers RIGHT FRONT ( ) from the fork legs.
  • Page 190 The result will be loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the brake system will require service. See your Honda dealer for this service. (3) axle pinch bolts (5) front axle shaft Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 191 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 192 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 193 If You Have a Flat Tire 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. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 194 Remove the rear axle nut and washer. We recommend wheel removal be done RIGHT REAR only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 195 If this occurs, the (2) drive chain lock nut brake system will require service. (3) drive chain adjusting bolt See your Honda dealer for this (4) drive chain service. (5) rear axle shaft (6) left chain adjustment plate...
  • Page 196 If You Have a Flat Tire Installation Make sure that the lug ( ) on the rear Install the side collars and position the brake bracket is located in the slot ( ) wheel and rear brake bracket. on the swingarm ( While installing the wheel, carefully fit the brake disc between the brake pads to avoid damaging the pads.
  • Page 197 If a torque wrench was not used for Refer to drive chain adjustment (page installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Tighten the rear axle nut to the Improper assembly may lead to loss of specified torque: braking capability.
  • Page 198: 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 199 Check the radiator fan. ride. The engine needs repair. Transport If the fan is not working, turn the your motorcycle to a Honda dealer engine off. Open the fuse box (page (page ) and check the radiator fan fuse. If...
  • Page 200: If The Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights

    If the indicator goes off and there is no 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 201: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your Main fuse (and spare) are located on the motorcycle have fuses to protect them starter motor magnetic switch under the from damage caused by excess current front seat. flow (short circuit or overload). The circuit fuse box (including spare fuses) is located under the front seat.
  • Page 202 If a Fuse Blows UNDER FRONT SEAT Main Fuse Access: To access the main fuse ( ), disconnect the wire connector ( ) of the starter magnetic switch ( ). Pull the main fuse out. If it is blown ( ), install the spare main fuse ( ).
  • Page 203 If a Fuse Blows Circuit Fuse Access: UNDER FRONT SEAT Release the tabs ( ), then remove the fuse box cover ( ). To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull the old fuse out of its retaining clips. Look for a burned wire inside the fuse. If the fuse is blown ( ), replace it with a spare fuse (...
  • Page 204 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 205: If You Crash

    Also, be sure another person or vehicle is involved in to have your Honda dealer check the the accident. frame and suspension after any serious crash.
  • Page 206: If You Lose Your Key

    You should receive a key number plate don’t, transport your motorcycle to them ( ) with your keys. Store this plate in a or the nearest Honda dealer. The dealer safe place. will probably have to remove the ignition switch assembly to find the key number so Be sure to record your key number in the they can make a key for you.
  • Page 207: 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 208: 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 209: 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 210: Technical Information

    Vehicle Identification RIGHT SIDE The engine number ( ) is stamped on the top of the crankcase. LEFT SIDE (2) VIN (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 211 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 212: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 79.1 in (2,010 mm) overall length 27.0 in (685 mm) overall width 43.5 in (1,105 mm) overall height 53.9 in (1,370 mm) wheelbase 5.3 in (135 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...
  • Page 213 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 SAE 80 or 90 gear oil...
  • Page 214 Specifications Capacities operator, one passenger passenger capacity USA : 366 lbs (166 kg) maximum weight Canada : 375 lbs (170 kg) capacity rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications 36.5 cu-in (599 cm ) displacement 2.64 1.67 in (67.0 42.5 mm) bore &...
  • Page 215 Specifications Power Transmission 2.111 primary reduction 2.750 gear ratio, 1st 2.000 1.667 1.444 1.304 1.208 2.625 final reduction drive (front) sprocket: 16 teeth standard driven (rear wheel) sprocket: 42 teeth sprocket sizes final drive chain DID525HV RK525ROZ6 Technical Information...
  • Page 216 Specifications Chassis & Suspension 23°55’ caster 3.9 in (98 mm) trail 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tire size, front DUNLOP Qualifier PTG BRIDGESTONE BT015F RADIAL E 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) tire size, rear DUNLOP Qualifier PTG BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL E radial-ply, tubeless tire type 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm ) tire pressure, front (cold) 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm )
  • Page 217 Specifications Electrical 8.6 Ah battery 0.342 kW/5,000 rpm generator Lights (2 bulbs) headlight brake/tail light 23/8W (front) turn signal lights (rear) position light license light Fuses main 10A, 20A other fuses Technical Information...
  • Page 218 Specifications Torque Specifications 22 lbf·ft (30 N·m , 3.1 kgf·m) engine oil drain bolt 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) engine oil filter 44 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 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 219: 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 220: Emission Control Systems

    Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Requirements The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Environment Canada require that your motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated and maintained according to the instructions provided. (1) vehicle emission control information The Vehicle Emission Control label...
  • Page 221 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 222 Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Control System PGM-FI 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 223 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 performance.
  • Page 224 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 225 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 226: Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter acts on HC and small amount of leaded gasoline can CO. A replacement unit must be an contaminate the catalyst metals, making original Honda part or its equivalent. the catalytic converter ineffective. The catalytic converter must operate at a Keep the engine tuned-up.
  • Page 227: 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 228 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 229 Technical Information...
  • Page 230: 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 231: 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 232: Consumer Information

    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 233: 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 - No P. O. Box Number Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.
  • Page 234: 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 235: 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 236: 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 237: Your Honda Dealer

    Once you purchase your new Honda, get products available from the parts familiar with the organization of your department. Honda dealer so you can utilize the full range of services available. The sales department offers the Honda Protection Plan to extend almost all of The service department is there to perform your warranty coverage (USA only).
  • Page 238: The Honda Rider's Club (Usa Only)

    Honda (includes roadside HRCA’s insurance partner. assistance for your transport vehicle [up Racing contingency programs and to one ton] as long as your Honda is assistance at selected dual-sport, off- aboard or in tow). For street-legal road and motocross events for off-road motorcycles and scooters only.
  • Page 239 The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) If you purchased an of f -road motorcycle, ATV or PWC, your benef its do not include roadside assistance or trip interruption protection. Contact your Honda dealer for more information or call: 1-800-847-4722 or log on to www.hrca.honda.com.
  • Page 240: 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 241: Table Of Contents

    .......... Horn Button ........RESET Button ........INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS ..SEL Button ......... Operation Component Locations ... HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Gauges, Indicators & Displays ....Damper) ..........Fuel Gauge .......... Multi-function Display ....... Coolant Temperature Meter ....Speedometer ........
  • Page 242 Table of Contents BEFORE RIDING ....... . 39 BASIC OPERATION & RIDING ..49 Are You Ready to Ride? ......Safe Riding Precautions ......Protective Apparel ......Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... Rider Training ........Preparation .......... Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ..
  • Page 243: Owner's Manual

    Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA ... . 65 Service Procedures Bef ore You Service Your Honda The Importance of Maintenance .... Fluids & Filters Maintenance Safety ........ Fuel ............Important Safety Precautions ..... Engine Oil & Filter ......... Periodic Maintenance ......
  • Page 244 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . If You Have a Flat Tire ...... TIPS ............163 If Your Engine Overheats ....Storing Your Honda ......If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Transporting Your Motorcycle ..Lights ..........You & the Environment .....
  • Page 245 ........ Emission Control Systems ....Contacting Honda ....... Catalytic Converter ......Your Honda Dealer ......Oxygenated Fuels ....... The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) ......... Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) ......... TABLE OF CONTENTS ....232 INDEX ..........238...
  • Page 246 Table of Contents...
  • Page 247: Index

    . 14, 21, 28, 31, 37 RESET ....14, 21, 28, 29, 31, 37 accessories ..........air pressure, tires ........135 American Honda, contacting ....227 apparel, protective ........40 capacity, fuel ......... . 92 appearance care ........
  • Page 248 Index ............94 overheats .......... . 189 pinging ..........91 damping, suspension, starting ..........51 front ..........123 stop switch ......... . 35 rear ........... . 127 stopping ..........54 defects, safety ........231 won’t start ........
  • Page 249: Index

    ........51, 142 headlight dimmer switch ......36 ignition switch ........34 helmet holder ......... . 61 indicators ..........14 HESD (Honda Electric Steering inspection, pre-ride ........ . 43 Damper) ..........38 Index...
  • Page 250 Index key, lost ..........197 maintenance, kit, tool ........... . 84 component locations ......81 importance ......... . 68 periodic ..........72 record ..........79 labels, safety ..........safety ........... 69 lamp check ..........15 schedule ..........
  • Page 251 . 218 reporting safety defects ......231 RESET button ..14, 21, 28, 29, 31, 37 rider training ........3, 42 Rider’s Club, Honda ......229 parking ........... . 59 pinging, engine ........91 plugs, spark ..........
  • Page 252 Index riding, service, basic operation ........49 customer ..........227 clothing ..........40 manuals ..........222 precautions ......... . 50 warranty ..........226 safety ............ shifting gears ......... . 55 safety precautions ....... 50 side stand ..........
  • Page 253 Index stopping engine ........54 storage, motorcycle ........164 owner’s manual ........85 tachometer ........14, 18 suspension, temperature meter, coolant ..18, 25, 189 front suspension adjustment .... . 121 theft prevention tips ....... .
  • Page 254 Index vehicle identification no. (VIN) . 200, 201 warranty, coverage ..........225 extended ..........225 service ..........226 washing your motorcycle ..... 157 weight limit ..........47 wheels, front removal ........179 rear removal ........
  • Page 255 Memo...
  • Page 256: 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 257 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 258 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 375 lbs (170 kg) Canada...
  • Page 259 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm ) IMR9C-9HES (NGK) VUH27D (DENSO) Spark Plugs standard: 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: Quick Reference...