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This manual should be considered a permanent part of the scooter and should remain with
the scooter when it is resold.
This Owner's Manual covers the
FSC600D
and
FSC600A
models. You may find
descriptions of equipment and features that are not on your particular model.
All illustrations are based on the
FSC600A
model.
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
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No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.
2004 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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  • Page 1 All illustrations are based on the FSC600A model. 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. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.
  • Page 2 2005 Honda FSC600D/A SILVER WING 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 scooter 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 scooter 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 scooter are ready to ride, and important information about loading.
  • Page 8 ...... ID numbers, technical specifications, Why your scooter 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: Scooter Safety

    Scooter Safety This section presents some of the most Important Safety Information ....important information and Accessories & Modifications ....recommendations to help you ride your Safety Labels ........... scooter safely. Please take a few moments to read these pages. This section also includes information about the location of safety labels on your scooter.
  • Page 11: Scooter Safety

    Important Safety Information Your scooter can provide many years of Always Wear a Helmet 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

    Important Safety Information Take Time to Learn & Practice Always pay attention to other vehicles Even if you have ridden other scooters, around you, and do not assume that other take time to become familiar with how drivers see you. Be prepared to stop this scooter 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 scooter scooter accidents. Never ride beyond your properly maintained and in safe riding personal abilities or faster than conditions condition.
  • Page 14 Accessories & Modifications Modifying your scooter or using non- Accessories Honda accessories can make your scooter unsafe. Before you consider making any modifications or adding an accessory, be We strongly recommend that you use only sure to read the following information.
  • Page 15 Accessories & Modifications Do not add any electrical equipment Modifications that will exceed the scooter’s electrical system capacity (page ). A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights or engine We strongly advise you not to remove any power (page original equipment or modify your scooter Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your in any way that would change its design or...
  • Page 16 Safety labels on your scooter 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. Scooter Safety...
  • Page 17 Safety Labels For Canada For USA Scooter Safety...
  • Page 18: Table Of Contents

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Component Locations ......10 gauges, indicators, and controls you would Gauges, Indicators & Displays ....13 normally use before or while riding your Multi-function Display ...... . 20 scooter.
  • Page 19: Instruments & Controls

    Component Locations speedometer tachometer multi-function display rear brake fluid reservoir front brake fluid reservoir rearview rearview mirror mirror rear brake front brake lever lever headlight engine stop dimmer switch switch turn signal switch throttle grip horn button start button left fairing compartment right fairing compartment ignition switch Instruments &...
  • Page 20 Component Locations center compartment tool kit storage compartment right fairing compartment coolant cleaner reserve tank parking brake lever rear spring pre-load adjuster fuel fill cap passenger footpeg oil filler cap/dipstick Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21 Component Locations helmet holder fuse box main fuse left fairing battery compartment rear spring pre-load adjuster side stand center stand passenger footpeg Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 22: Gauges, Indicators & Displays

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The gauges and indicators on your scooter (1) tachometer keep you informed, alert you to possible (2) tachometer red zone problems, and make your riding safer and (3) left turn signal indicator more enjoyable. Refer to the gauges and (4) speedometer indicators frequently.
  • Page 23 If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer The coolant temperature indicator, PGM- check for burned-out bulbs or other FI malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and problems.
  • Page 24 The displays are identified in the table on page with the words: Display Check. If any part of these displays does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer check for problems. (1) multi-function display Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 25 Gauges, Indicators & Displays tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). tachometer red zone Shows excessive engine rpm range (indicated from the beginning of the tachometer red zone) in which operation may damage the engine. Do not let the tachometer needle enter the red zone.
  • Page 26 Gauges, Indicators & Displays coolant temperature Lights when the coolant is over the specified indicator (red) temperature. If the indicator comes on, pull safely to the side of the road. See page for instructions and cautions. Lamp Check. multi-function display The display includes the following functions: Display Check.
  • Page 27 Also used to set the digital clock (page high beam indicator Lights when the headlight is on high beam. (blue) V-matic indicator Lights when V-matic parts have to be replaced. If (amber) the indicator lights, see your Honda dealer. Lamp Check Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 28 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. Lamp Check. parking brake indicator...
  • Page 29: Multi-Function Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Multi-function Display The multi-function display ( ) includes the following functions: coolant temperature meter fuel gauge odometer/tripmeter A & B digital clock Both the digital clock and tripmeter will reset if the battery is disconnected. (1) multi-function display (2) coolant temperature meter (3) fuel gauge (4) odometer/tripmeter A &...
  • Page 30: Coolant Temperature Meter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Coolant Temperature Meter The coolant temperature meter ( ) shows the coolant temperature digitally. (1) coolant temperature meter Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 31 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Overheating Message: When the coolant temperature rises above a certain level, segment H ( ) goes on. At the same time, the coolant temperature indicator ( ) lights. If this occurs, stop the engine and check the reserve tank coolant level.
  • Page 32: 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: 4.23 US gal (16.0 ) When segment E ( ) flashes, you should refill the tank as soon as possible.
  • Page 33: Odometer/Tripmeter A & B

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter A & B The odometer ( ) shows the total miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) ridden. The tripmeter A ( ) and tripmeter B ( ) show number of miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) ridden since you last reset the meter.
  • Page 34: Digital Clock

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Digital Clock The digital clock ( ) shows the hour and minute. To adjust the time, proceed as follows: Turn the ignition switch ON. Press and hold both the MODE button ( ) and RESET button ( ) for more than 2 seconds.
  • Page 35 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the hour, press the RESET button Press the MODE button. The minute until the desired hour and AM/PM are display will start flashing. displayed. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 36 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To set the minute, press the RESET To end the adjustment, press the MODE button until the desired minute is button or turn the ignition switch OFF. displayed. The minute display will The display will stop flashing return to ‘‘00’’...
  • Page 37: 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 38: 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 39: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    Controls & Features If your scooter is stopped with the ignition Turn Signal Switch switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery discharge. The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal a turn or a lane change.
  • Page 40: Horn Button

    Controls & Features Horn Button MODE Button The horn is used to alert other motorists. The MODE button is used to select To operate, push the horn button ( ). odometer, tripmeter A or tripmeter B. To select from one tripmeter to the other, RESET Button press the button (page The RESET button is used to reset (zero)
  • Page 41: Parking Brake Lock

    Controls & Features To Release the Brake Lock Parking Brake Lock Before starting to ride the scooter, release the parking brake lever ( ) while lightly Be sure the parking brake is applied while pulling down on the rear of the lever. starting and warming up the engine.
  • Page 42 Controls & Features To apply To release (1) parking brake lever Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 43 Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 44: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride ..... . 36 you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......36 To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........
  • Page 45: Are You Ready To Ride

    Are You Ready to Ride? Before you ride your scooter for the first If you must carry an extra helmet while 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 46 Are You Ready to Ride? Helmets and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece of riding gear because it offers the best Not wearing a helmet increases the chance of serious injury or protection against head injuries. A helmet should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash.
  • Page 47: 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 48 Are You Ready to Ride? ALWAYS wear a helmet. Clothes should be close-fitting. You should also wear a face shield or goggles. Wear gloves. Wear bright or reflective clothing. Boots should be close-fitting, have low heels and offer ankle protection. Before Riding...
  • Page 49: Is Your Scooter Ready To Ride

    Is Your Scooter Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect Pre-ride Inspection your scooter 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 scooter: a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.
  • Page 50 Is Your Scooter Ready to Ride? Leaks, Walk around your scooter If you are carrying a passenger or cargo, Loose and look for anything that also check the following: Parts appears unusual, such as a leak or loose cable. Load Limits Make sure you do not exceed the load limits Lights...
  • Page 51 Pull the front and rear brake levers to check that Remember, be sure to take care of any they operate normally. problem you find, or have your Honda dealer correct it before you ride. Indicators Turn the ignition on and...
  • Page 52: Load Limits & Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously impair your scooter’s handling, braking, Overloading or improper loading and stability. Non-Honda accessories, can cause a crash and you can be seriously hurt or killed. improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 53: Load Limits

    Load Limits & Guidelines includes following maximum Load Limits compartment weights: center compartment: 22 lbs (10 kg) Following are the load limits for your left fairing scooter: compartment: 2.0 lbs (1.0 kg) right fairing 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg) maximum weight capacity: compartment: 366 lbs (166 kg) 375 lbs (170 kg)
  • Page 54: Loading Guidelines

    If you wish to carry more cargo, check with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding accessories on page right fairing compartment;...
  • Page 55 Load Limits & Guidelines Improperly loading your scooter can Follow these guidelines whenever you affect its stability and handling. Even if carry a passenger or cargo: your scooter is properly loaded, you Check that both tires are properly should ride at reduced speeds and never inflated, and that pressure in the rear exceed 80 mph (130 km/h) when carrying tire is increased to suit the load (page...
  • Page 56: Cargo Compartments

    Cargo Compartments Center Compartment The center compartment ( ) is designed to carry up to 22 lbs (10 kg). However, regardless of compartment capacity, be sure you do not exceed the maximum load and cargo weight limits. To Open the Center Compartment Insert the ignition key (2) into the seat lock (3) and turn it clockwise.
  • Page 57 Cargo Compartments Before riding, make sure the seat is closed securely. If not closed, the center compartment light will remain lit, resulting in battery discharge. Do not place luggage or clothing near the seat catch ( ). It could make the seat difficult to open if it gets caught between the seat hook and catch while closing the seat.
  • Page 58: Left Fairing Compartment

    Cargo Compartments To Close the Left Fairing Compartment Left Fairing Compartment Holding the left fairing compartment cover (3) closed, turn the ignition key The left fairing compartment ( ) is for counterclockwise. lightweight items. Remove the ignition key. Cargo in the left fairing compartment should not exceed: Make sure the cover is closed securely.
  • Page 59: Right Fairing Compartment

    Comfort & Convenience Right Fairing Compartment The right fairing compartment ( ) is for lightweight items. Cargo in the right fairing compartment should not exceed: 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg) Be careful not to flood this area when washing your scooter. To Open the Right Fairing Compartment Push in near the bottom of the right fairing compartment cover (2).
  • Page 60: Comfort & Convenience

    Comfort & Convenience Adjustable Backrest The seat is equipped with a backrest ( ) which allows the seat to be adjusted to the rider’s preference. To Adjust the Backrest Open the seat (page ), remove the bolts ( ) on the back and move the backrest back and forth to the rider’s preference.
  • Page 61: Trunk Light

    Comfort & Convenience Trunk Light The trunk light ( ) turns ON automatically when the seat is opened. It remains ON as long as the seat is opened regardless of the position of the ignition switch. (1) trunk light Before Riding...
  • Page 62: Basic Operation & Riding

    Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......54 including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine .... . 55 engine, and how to use the throttle and Preparation .........
  • Page 63: Safe Riding Precautions

    Safe Riding Precautions Before riding your scooter for the first time, please review the Scooter Saf ety section beginning on page 1, and the Bef ore Riding section beginning on page Even if you have ridden other scooters, take time to become familiar with how this scooter works and handles.
  • Page 64: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting Operate the starter button for slightly procedure described below. longer than usual without opening the throttle if the scooter has been left For your safety, avoid starting or operating standing for a long time or when the fuel the engine in an enclosed area such as a tank has just been refilled.
  • Page 65: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Lock the rear wheel by squeezing the Starting Procedure rear brake lever ( ) and setting the parking brake lever ( ). This scooter has a fuel-injected engine with an automatic fast idle. Follow the procedure indicated below.
  • Page 66 Starting & Stopping the Engine LEFT HANDLEBAR Make sure the engine stop switch is at RUN. Turn the ignition switch ( ) ON. The low oil pressure indicator should go off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level.
  • Page 67 Starting & Stopping the Engine With the throttle closed, push the start Be sure to keep the throttle ( ) closed button ( ). Release the start button as and the parking brake locked while soon as the engine starts. starting and warming up the engine.
  • Page 68: 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 scooter’s banking (lean angle) sensor fuel. To clear a flooded engine: system is designed to automatically stop Leave the engine stop switch set to the engine and fuel pump if the scooter is...
  • Page 69: 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, turn the ignition switch OFF.
  • Page 70: Riding

    Riding To prevent unexpected movement, Stand on the left side of the scooter and make sure the throttle is closed and the push it forward and off the center stand. parking brake is locked (page before moving the scooter off its center stand.
  • Page 71 Riding Mount the scooter from the left side, To unlock the rear wheel, release the keeping at least one foot on the ground parking brake lever ( ). to steady the scooter. (1) parking brake lever Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 72 Riding Before starting off, indicate your To accelerate, open the throttle ( ) direction with the turn signals, and gradually. The scooter will move check for safe traffic conditions. Grasp forward. the handlebars firmly with both hands. Do not blip (rapidly open and close) the throttle as the scooter will move forward suddenly.
  • Page 73 Riding To slow the scooter, reduce the throttle CLOSED ( ) and apply the front ( ) and rear ( ) brakes together. Using only one brake reduces stopping performance. Excessive brake application may cause either wheel to lock, reducing control of the scooter. (2) throttle (3) front brake lever (4) rear brake lever...
  • Page 74 Riding When approaching a corner or turn, After completing a turn, open the slow the scooter by closing the throttle throttle gradually to accelerate the ( ) fully and applying both the front scooter. ( ) and rear ( ) brakes at the same time.
  • Page 75 Riding When descending a steep grade, close the throttle ( ) fully and apply both the front ( ) and rear ( ) brakes to slow the scooter. Avoid continued use of the brakes, which may cause the brakes to overheat and reduce braking efficiency.
  • Page 76 Riding When riding in wet or rainy conditions or loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver and stop is reduced. For your safety: Exercise extreme caution when braking, accelerating, or turning. Ride at slower speeds and allow for extra stopping distance. Keep the scooter as upright as possible.
  • Page 77: Braking

    Braking Your scooter is equipped with a Combined To slow or stop, apply the front and rear Braking System. Operating the front brake brake levers smoothly. lever applies the front brake. Operating the rear brake lever applies the rear brake Gradually increase braking as you feel the and a portion of the front brake.
  • Page 78 Braking When possible, reduce your speed or your safety, exercise extreme caution complete braking before entering a turn. when braking, accelerating or turning. Avoid braking or closing the throttle quickly while turning. Either action may When descending a long, steep grade, cause one or both wheels to slip and use both brakes intermittently.
  • Page 79 Braking the brakes. It is still your responsibility to Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ride at reasonable speeds for weather, road surface, and traffic conditions, and to FSC600A only: leave a margin of safety. This model is also equipped with an Anti- lock Brake System (ABS) designed to help ABS is self-checking and always on.
  • Page 80: Abs Indicator Light

    6 mph normal stopping ability. However, you (10 km/h). If there is an ABS problem, the should have the system checked by Honda indicator light comes on and remains on. dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 81: Parking

    Parking Look for a level parking area. If you To lower the center stand, stand on can’t park on a paved surface, make the left side of the scooter. Hold the sure the ground surface is firm, left handle grip and the left passenger especially under the center stand.
  • Page 82 Parking Use the steering lock, which locks the handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar all the way to the left or right. Push in LOCK STEERING To lock 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 83 Parking Use the helmet holder to secure your helmet with your scooter: Open the seat (page Hang your helmet on the holder hook ( ). Close the seat. Check that it is locked. (2) holder hook Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 84 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 scooter in a locked garage Keep your owner’s manual, current whenever possible. If a garage isn’t registration, and insurance information available, park in a concealed area or in with your scooter.
  • Page 85: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your scooter is designed to carry you and Before riding with a passenger, make sure one passenger. Whenever you add a your passenger is wearing the proper passenger or cargo, you must be careful protective apparel (page not to exceed the total load limits for this vehicle (...
  • Page 86: Servicing Your Honda

    You’ll also find important safety ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards. precautions, information on fuels and oils, and tips for keeping your Honda looking Bef ore You Service Your Honda great. The Importance of Maintenance ...
  • Page 87: Servicing Your Honda

    Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Engine Component Locations ......93 Throttle ..........125 Tool Kit ........... 96 Engine Idle Speed ........ . 127 Owner’s Manual Storage ......97 Spark Plug ..........129 Rear Cover Removal ......
  • Page 88 Servicing Your Honda The following table summarizes the three types of inspections and servicing recommendations for your scooter. 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 scooter’s performance.
  • Page 89: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your scooter overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some repairs. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 90: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should Failure to properly follow normally be handled only by a Honda maintenance instructions and technician or other qualified mechanic. Instructions are included in this manual precautions can cause you to be only to assist in emergency service.
  • Page 91: Important Safety Precautions

    Injury from moving parts. Do not run explosion, be careful when working the engine unless instructed to do so. around gasoline. Use only non-flammable solvent, not gasoline, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from all fuel-related parts. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 92 Maintenance Safety Remember that your Honda dealer knows your scooter best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...
  • Page 93: Periodic Maintenance

    It’s a good idea to perform this maintenance any time you clean your scooter. 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 94 Freeplay Check the freeplay of the parking brake lever (page ), and throttle grip. Fuses Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses. Nuts & Bolts Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 95: Maintenance Schedule

    We recommend that you have your Honda dealer perform these The service intervals in this Maintenance tasks unless you have advanced Schedule are based on average riding mechanical skills and the required tools conditions.
  • Page 96 Consult your your own maintenance, use only genuine Honda dealer. Honda parts or their equivalents for repair Should be serviced by your Honda or replacement to ensure the best quality dealer, unless you have the proper tools and reliability.
  • Page 97 Inspect every 12,000 mi (19,200 km) after replacement. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Refer to the official Honda service manual. Replace every 2 years. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 98 COOLING SYSTEM SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 99 WHEELS/TIRES STEERING HEAD BEARINGS Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
  • Page 100: Maintenance Record

    Use the space under Notes to record anything you want to remind yourself about or mention to your dealer. Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes (1,000) 4,000 (6,400) 8,000 (12,800) 12,000 (19,200) 16,000 (25,600) 20,000 (32,000) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 101 Maintenance Record Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes 24,000 (38,400) 28,000 (44,800) 32,000 (51,200) 36,000 (57,600) 40,000 (64,000) 44,000 (70,400) 48,000 (76,800) 52,000 (83,200) 56,000 (89,600) 60,000 (96,000) 64,000 (102,400) 68,000 (108,800) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 102: Servicing Your Honda

    Component Locations rear brake fluid reservoir front brake fluid reservoir front brake lever rear brake lever throttle ignition switch Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 103 Component Locations center compartment tool kit storage compartment coolant cleaner reserve tank parking brake lever rear spring pre-load adjuster engine idle speed rear brake caliper oil filler cap/dipstick fuel fill cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 104 Component Locations spark plugs fuse box main fuse battery rear spring pre-load adjuster side stand front brake caliper center stand Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 105: Tool Kit

    2 screwdriver with the tools contained in the kit. screwdriver handle 5 mm hex wrench UNDER SEAT pin spanner spark plug wrench tool bag (1) tool kit (2) storage compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 106: Owner's Manual Storage

    (and other documents) in the plastic storage bag ( ) in the storage compartment ( ) under the seat. Be careful not to flood this area when washing your scooter. (1) storage bag (2) storage compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 107: Rear Cover Removal

    The rear cover must be removed to remove the left and right side cover. Removal Remove the screws (1). Remove the rear cover (2). Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. (1) screws (2) rear cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 108: Left Side Cover Removal

    The left side cover must be removed to service the main fuse. Removal Remove the rear cover (page 98). Open the seat (page 47). Remove the A screws (1) and B screw (2). (1) A screws (2) B screw (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 109 (10). Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. (3) A hook (7) prongs (4) turn signal light case (8) grommets (5) B hooks (9) C hooks (6) B slots (10) C slots Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 110: Right Side Cover Removal

    Saf ety Precautions on page The right side cover must be removed to service the air cleaner. Removal Remove the rear cover (page 98). Open the seat (page 47). Remove the A screws (1). (1) A screws (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111 (9). Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. (2) A hook (6) prongs (3) turn signal light case (7) grommets (4) B hooks (8) C hooks (5) B slots (9) C slots Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 112: Right Fairing Compartment Removal

    (3) as shown. Close the right fairing compartment cover. Remove the right fairing compartment by pulling it toward you. Installation Installation can be done in the reverse order of removal. (1) screw (2) right fairing compartment (3) hooks Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 113: Fuel

    86 (or higher) oxygenated fuels, see page number We recommend that you use unleaded fuel because it produces fewer engine deposits and extends the life of exhaust system components. The use of leaded gas will damage the catalytic converter. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 114 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 115 Saf ety Precautions on page 4.23 US gal (16.0 ) The tank should be refilled as soon as possible when the E segment in the fuel gauge flashes. (1) fuel tank lid Open the fuel tank lid ( ). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116 Wipe up spills immediately. After refueling, install the fuel fill cap by turning it clockwise. Turn the ignition key counterclockwise and remove it. Close the fuel tank lid. (2) ignition key (4) filler neck (3) fuel fill cap Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117: Engine Oil, Filter & Strainer Screen

    Changing oil helps get rid of dirt and deposits in the engine. Operating the engine with old or dirty oil can damage your engine. Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious damage to the engine. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118 Engine Oil, Filter & Strainer Screen Oil Recommendation suggested oil Pro Honda GN4, HP4 (without SG or higher molybdenum additives), or HP4M classification except oils (with molybdenum additives) 4- labeled as energy stroke oil, or an equivalent conserving on the motorcycle oil.
  • Page 119 API ‘‘energy the indicated range. 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 120 4-stroke motorcycle engines. There are two classes: MA and MB. Oil conforming to the standard has the following classification on the oil container. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121 RIGHT SIDE Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick ( ) and wipe it clean. Insert the oil filler cap/dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) oil filler cap/dipstick (3) lower level (2) upper level mark mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 122 Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick. wrench, as well as a means for disposing Check for oil leaks. of the drained fluid (page ). If you do not have the skills or the tools, see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123 To drain the oil, remove the oil filler cap/dipstick ( ), oil plug, spring ( ) and oil strainer screen ( ). RIGHT SIDE (1) oil plug (2) oil filler cap/dipstick (3) spring (4) oil strainer screen Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124 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. (5) oil filter (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 125 Install the oil filler cap/dipstick securely. 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: 20 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 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 127: 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 scooter. This...
  • Page 128 RIGHT FRONT cooling system performance. Higher concentrations of antifreeze (up to 60%) should only be used to provide additional protection against freezing. Check the cooling system frequently during freezing weather. (1) UPPER level mark (2) LOWER level mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129 UPPER ( ) and LOWER ( ) level marks. If the reserve tank is empty, or if coolant loss is excessive, check for leaks and see your Honda dealer for repair. Remove the right fairing compartment (page Remove the reserve tank cap ( ).
  • Page 130 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page coolant to spray out, seriously Coolant should be replaced by your Honda scalding you. dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically Always let the engine and radiator qualified.
  • Page 131: Air Cleaner

    Your Honda dealer can help you determine the correct service interval for your riding conditions. Improper or lack of proper air cleaner maintenance can cause poor perf ormance Your scooter’s air cleaner has very...
  • Page 132 Remove the B screw (3) that secures the air cleaner (4). Discard the air cleaner. Install a new air cleaner. (1) A screws (2) air cleaner Install the removed parts in reverse housing cover order of removal. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 133: Crankcase Breather

    (1) crankcase breather tube plug Place a drain pan under the crankcase breather tube plug ( ). Remove the plug to drain the deposits in the tube. Reinstall the crankcase breather tube plug. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 134: Throttle

    Tighten the lock nut and return the throttle cable boot securely. After adjustment, check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions. (1) throttle cable boot (2) lock nut (3) adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 135 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 136: Engine Idle Speed

    ( ) increase ( ) decrease If the engine is cold, start it and warm it up with ten minutes of stop-and-go riding. Stop the engine. Place your scooter on its center stand on a firm, level surface. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137 Open the seat (page Lock the rear wheel by lowering parking brake lever and squeezing the rear brake lever (page ). Start the engine. Adjust idle speed with the throttle stop screw ( ). Idle speed: 1,300 100 rpm Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138: Spark Plug

    Remove the screws ( ). plugs in the recommended heat range. Close the seat. Push the plug maintenance lid ( ) backward. Using spark plugs with an improper heat range can cause engine damage. (1) screws (2) plug maintenance lid (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 139 Clean any dirt from around the spark plug bases. Using the spark plug wrench ( ) provided in the tool kit (page remove the spark plugs. (2) plug maintenance lid (3) spark plug caps (4) spark plug wrench Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 140 First, tighten the plug: Install the remaining parts in the NGK: turn after it seats. reverse order of removal. DENSO: turn after it seats. Then loosen the plug. Next, tighten the plug again: 1/8 turn after it seats. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 141: Suspension

    Lower spring pre-load provides a softer ride and is usually preferred for light loads and smooth roads. Higher spring pre-load provides a firmer ride and is recommended for heavy loads, rough road conditions, and faster, more challenging riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 142 (and passenger) weight and riding conditions by changing the spring pre-load. 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.
  • Page 143 Position 2: standard position. Positions 3 to 5: for when the motorcycle is more heavily loaded. (Also increase spring pre-load for stiffer rear suspension.) Make sure that both shock absorbers are adjusted to the same position. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 144: Brakes

    As the brake pads wear, the brake fluid limit, there is probably air in the brake level will drop. A leak in the system will system. See your Honda dealer to have the also cause the level to drop. air bled from the system.
  • Page 145 Fluid fluid If your inspection indicates a low fluid The recommended brake fluid is Honda level, have your Honda dealer add the DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of recommended brake fluid. equal quality and performance. Use fresh brake fluid from a sealed container.
  • Page 146 Check the fluid level. It should be above the LOWER level mark ( ). (1) LOWER level mark If the level is at or below the LOWER level mark, check the brake pads for wear (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 147 Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads are not worn beyond the recommended limit, have your brake system inspected for leaks. Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 148 (page Front Brake Check the cutouts ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer (1) cutouts for this service. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 149 Brakes REAR Rear Brake Check the cutouts ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. (1) cutouts Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 150 Parking brake grip free play is: 3 6 clicks If adjustment is necessary, have the brake adjusted by your Honda dealer for this (1) parking brake lever service. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 151: Tires

    Overinflated tires make inflation and maintenance. your scooter ride more 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 152 If you check air pressure when your tires are includes the weight of the rider, ‘‘warm’’ –– even if your scooter has only passenger, all cargo & all accessories been ridden for a few miles –– the Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 153 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 154: 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 155 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 156 Always use the size and type of Whenever you replace a tire, remember: tires recommended in this owner’s Have the wheel balanced after the tire is manual. installed. Have the tire replaced by your Honda dealer if possible. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 157 Tires If you have a tire professionally replaced at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire on this scooter. Excessive heat build-up can cause the tube to burst.
  • Page 158: Side Stand

    The engine should stop as you lower the side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, (1) side stand spring 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 159: Battery

    Battery posts, terminals and accessories on your scooter –– or do not related accessories contain lead and lead ride frequently, we recommend that you compounds. Wash hands after handling. charge the battery frequently (see Battery Charging, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 160 You will get the best storage results from removing the battery and slow (trickle) Wear protective clothing and a 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 Pull the battery ( ) out of the battery battery cover ( ). box. UNDER SEAT UNDER SEAT (3) negative ( ) terminal lead (4) positive ( ) terminal lead (5) battery (1) screw (2) battery cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 162: Battery Charging

    Slow charge the battery (see following section) once every 30 days. (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. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 163 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 scooter battery and cause permanent damage. 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 scooter. A clean plastic on your scooter.
  • Page 165 (like those at coin- operated car washes) can damage certain parts of your scooter. High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your scooter. After cleaning, inspect for damage, wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and brake fluid). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 166 Wash your scooter with a sponge or a soft towel. As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 167 Make sure to wash off all the minutes of riding. detergent. (Detergent residue may cause windshield cracks.) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 168 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page brake fluid, or other chemical solvents off the windshield. They will damage the Avoid using spray cleaner products on the plastic. tires or suspension components. Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s) follow: Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 169 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 170 Use a wet sponge and mild detergent. Avoid stiff brushes, steel wool, or cleaners containing abrasives or chemical compounds. After washing, rinse with plenty of water and dry with a clean cloth. If the paint is chipped, apply touch-up paint. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 171 If a surface on your scooter is chipped or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch-up paint to match your scooter’s color. Be sure to use your scooter’s color code (page ) when you buy touch-up paint.
  • Page 172: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store Storing Your Honda ......164 and transport your Honda, and how to be Transporting Your Scooter ....167 an environmentally responsible scooter You & the Environment ...... . 168 owner.
  • Page 173: Storing Your Honda

    Make sure the cooling system is filled to the Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage with a 50/50% antifreeze solution (page Guide, available from your Honda dealer (USA only). Fill the fuel tank. Make sure the fuel fill cap is properly installed. We suggest you perform the following procedures to keep your scooter in top condition.
  • Page 174 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 spark plug caps from the several times to crank the engine and spark plugs (page ).
  • Page 175 (page restrict air flow and allow heat and If your scooter has been stored for more moisture to accumulate. than two months –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required.
  • Page 176: Transporting Your Scooter

    Transporting Your Scooter If your scooter 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 scooter, as towing can seriously damage the transmission.
  • Page 177: You & The Environment

    You & the Environment Owning and riding a scooter 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 ....... 170 problems that can occur with your scooter If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . 171 while you’re riding. It tells you how to If You Have a Flat Tire .......
  • Page 179: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    (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 scooter 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 Tighten the battery lead. dead battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. faulty starter motor If all possible causes are negative, the starter motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 182 F looded Engine (page loose or unconnected spark Install the spark plug caps securely. If the engine plug caps still won’t start, see your Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ).
  • Page 183 WHAT TO DO POSSIBLE CAUSE idles roughly, too fast, stalls Check engine idle adjustment (page ). If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. overheating Check the coolant temperature indicator. Refer to If 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) See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after See your Honda dealer.
  • Page 185: 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 scooter transported to a Honda dealer or other Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 186 If You Have a Flat Tire frequently and check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it may be unsafe Riding your scooter with a to continue riding. As the tire gets low, it temporary tire repair can be risky. will affect the handling of your scooter If the temporary repair fails, you (especially with a passenger and cargo)
  • 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 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 190 If Your Engine Overheats 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.
  • Page 191: 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 scooter until the leak is repaired by a Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 192: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse B and circuit fuse boxes scooter have fuses to protect them from (including spare fuses) are located damage caused by excess current flow under the seat. (short circuit or overload).
  • Page 193 If a Fuse Blows Main Fuse A Access: Disconnect the wire connector ( ) of To access the main fuse A ( ), remove the starter magnetic switch ( ). the left side cover (page Pull the main fuse out. If it is blown ( ), install the spare main fuse ( ).
  • Page 194 If a Fuse Blows CIRCUIT FUSE Main Fuse B and Circuit Fuse Access: Open the seat (page Open the fuse box covers ( ). UNDER SEAT (4) blown fuse Close the fuse box cover. Close the seat. If you do not have a replacement fuse with (6) fuse box covers the proper rating for the circuit, install one (7) spare fuses...
  • Page 195 If the replacement fuse of the same rating burns out in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem on your scooter. Leave the blown fuse in that circuit and have your scooter checked by your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 196: If You Crash

    Also, be sure to have another person or vehicle is involved in your Honda dealer check the frame and the accident. suspension after any serious crash. If you decide you are capable of riding...
  • Page 197: If You Lose Your Key

    If You Lose Your Key You should receive a key number plate your scooter to them or the nearest Honda ( ) with your keys. Store this plate in a dealer. The dealer will probably have to safe place. remove the ignition switch assembly to...
  • Page 198: 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 199 Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 200: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......192 capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........195 information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......201 and how to break-in your scooter. Emission Control Systems ....
  • Page 201: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers appears on the Safety Certification Label attached under the right front air cover. The frame, VIN, and engine serial RIGHT FRONT (under air cover) numbers are required when you register your scooter. They may also be required when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 202 Vehicle Identification The frame number ( ) is stamped on the The engine number ( ) is stamped on the right side of the frame body. left side of the crankcase. RIGHT SIDE LEFT SIDE (3) frame number (4) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 203 Vehicle Identification INSIDE CENTER COMPARTMENT Color Label & Code The color label is located in the center compartment. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts. You may record the color and code in the Quick Reference section at the rear of this manual. (1) color label Technical Information...
  • Page 204: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 89.6 in (2,275 mm) overall length 30.3 in (770 mm) overall width 56.3 in (1,430 mm) overall height 62.8 in (1,595 mm) wheelbase 5.5 in (140 mm) ground clearance Weight 485 lbs (220 kg) …FSC600D dry weight 503 lbs (228 kg) …FSC600A Technical Information...
  • Page 205 Pro Honda GN4, HP4 (without molybdenum additives) or HP4M (with molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil or an equivalent motorcycle oil cooling system, Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent high quality ethylene recommendation glycol antifreeze containing corrosion protection inhibitors specifically recommended for use in aluminum engines 3.2 US qt (3.0 )
  • Page 206 Specifications Capacities operator, one passenger passenger capacity maximum weight USA: 366 lbs (166 kg) capacity Canada: 375 lbs (170 kg) rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications displacement 35.5 cu-in (582 cm ) bore & stroke 2.83 2.81 in (72.0 71.5 mm) compression ratio 10.2 : 1...
  • Page 207 Specifications Power Transmission V-Belt primary reduction 6.016 final reduction Chassis & Suspension caster 28°30’ trail 4.1 in (105 mm) tire size, front 120/80-14M/C 58S tire size, rear 150/70-13M/C 64S bias-ply, tubeless tire type tire pressure, front 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm ) (cold) tire pressure, rear 33 psi (225 kPa , 2.25 kgf/cm )
  • Page 208 Specifications Lights 12V-55W headlight 12V-21/5W brake/tail light 12V-21W (front) turn signal lights 12V-21W (rear) 12V-5W license light 12V-3.4W trunk light Technical Information...
  • Page 209 Specifications Fuses main A main B FSC600D: 10A, 15A other fuses FSC600A: 10A, 15A, 30A Torque Specifications 11 lbf·ft (15 N·m , 1.5 kgf·m) oil plug 20 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) oil filter Technical Information...
  • Page 210: Break-In Guidelines

    Break-in Guidelines Help assure your scooter’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 211: Emission Control Systems

    Warranty Compliance The U.S. Environmental Protection Compliance with the terms of the Agency (EPA), the California Air Distributor’s Warranties for Honda Resources Board (CARB), and Scooter Emission Control Systems is Environment Canada require that your necessary in order to keep the emissions scooter comply with applicable exhaust system warranty in effect.
  • Page 212 Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various systems to reduce hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, and carbon monoxide. Technical Information...
  • Page 213 Emission Control Systems PGM-FI System Exhaust Emission Control System The exhaust emission control system The PGM-FI system uses sequential includes a secondary air supply system, a multiport fuel injection. It has four PGM-FI system, and an oxidation catalytic subsystems: Air Intake, Engine Control, converter.
  • Page 214 Emission Control Systems Secondary Air Injection System Evaporative Emission Control System The secondary air injection system This scooter complies with the introduces filtered air into the exhaust requirements of the California Air gases in the exhaust port. The secondary Resources Board (CARB) evaporative air injection system helps improve emission regulations.
  • Page 215 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 scooter chamber through the air cleaner and the dealer. intake manifold.
  • Page 216 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 217: 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 218: 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 219 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 220: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......212 warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......215 service manual. Warranty Service ........216 Contacting Honda ........ . 217 Your Honda Dealer ......
  • Page 221: 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 222 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 223: 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 224: 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 225: Warranty Service

    If you aren’t satisfied with your your scooter, call the service department dealer’s handling of the situation, we of your Honda dealer. Make an suggest you discuss your problem with the appointment for an inspection and appropriate member of the dealership’s diagnosis.
  • Page 226: Contacting Honda

    If you wish to comment on your experiences with your Honda or with your We will likely ask your Honda dealer to dealer, please send your comments to the respond, or possibly acknowledge your following address (USA only): comments directly.
  • Page 227: 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 228: The Honda Rider's Club (Usa Only)

    Honda (includes roadside HRCA’s insurance partner. assistance for your transport vehicle as Racing contingency programs and long as your Honda is aboard or in tow). assistance at selected dual-sport, off- Vehicle transport to the nearest Honda road, and motocross events.
  • Page 229: Reporting Safety Defects (Usa Only)

    National Highway Washington, D.C. area) or write to: Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) NHTSA, U.S. Department of in addition to notifying American Honda Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. Motor Co., Inc. You can also obtain other information If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it...
  • Page 230 Consumer Information...
  • Page 231: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of Headlight Dimmer Switch ....30 each section of your owner’s manual. Turn Signal Switch ......30 Horn Button ........31 SCOOTER SAFETY ......RESET Button ........31 Important Safety Information ....
  • Page 232 Table of Contents BEFORE RIDING ....... . 35 BASIC OPERATION & RIDING ..53 Are You Ready to Ride ..... . 36 Safe Riding Precautions ......54 Protective Apparel ......36 Starting & Stopping the Engine .... .
  • Page 233: Owner's Manual

    Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA ... . 77 Service Procedures Bef ore You Service Your Honda The Importance of Maintenance ... . 80 Fluids & Filters Maintenance Safety ....... . 81 Fuel ............104 Important Safety Precautions ....
  • Page 234 Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA (cont’d) TAKING CARE OF THE UNEXPECTED ........169 Electrical General Guidelines ....... 170 Battery ........... 150 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . 171 If You Have a Flat Tire .......
  • Page 235 . 217 Catalytic Converter ......208 Your Honda Dealer ......218 Oxygenated Fuels ........ . 209 The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) .......... . 219 Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) .......... . 220 TABLE OF CONTENTS ....222 INDEX ..........
  • Page 236 Table of Contents...
  • Page 237: Index

    . 31 accessories ..........RESET ..........31 air cleaner ..........122 air pressure,tires ........142 American Honda, contacting ....217 apparel, protective ........36 capacity, fuel ........106 appearance care ........155 care, appearance ........
  • Page 238: Index

    Index maintenance ........93 number ..........193 consumer information ......211 ............108 coolant ........... 118 overheats .......... . 180 customer service ........217 pinging ..........105 starting ..........55 stop switch .........
  • Page 239 Rider’s Club ........219 gauge ........... 23 dealer ..........218 oxygenated ........209 Honda service manual ......212 recommendation ....... 104 horn button ..........31 tank capacity ........106 fuses .............
  • Page 240 Index record ..........91 safety ........... 81 schedule ..........86 labels, safety ..........manual, service ........212 lamp check ..........14 maximum weight limit ......44 left fairing compartment ......49 MODE button ........
  • Page 241 ........209 reporting safety defects ......220 RESET button ......... 31 rider training ........3, 38 Rider’s Club, Honda ......219 parking ........... . 72 riding, pinging, engine ........105 basic operation ........
  • Page 242 Index spark knock .......... . 105 spark plug ..........129 specifications ........195 safety, speedometer ..........13 important precautions ......82 stand, side ..........149 labels ............ start button ..........29 reporting defects .......
  • Page 243 Index temperature meter, coolant ..... 21 vehicle identification no. (VIN) ... 192 theft prevention tips ....... . 75 throttle ........... 125 tires, air pressure ........142 warranty, flat ............ . 176 coverage ..........215 replacing ..........
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  • Page 246: 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 247 Quick Reference VIN/Frame No. Engine No. Frame No. Ignition Key No. Color Label Owner’s Name Address City/State Phone Dealer’s Name Address City/State Phone Service Mgr. Quick Reference...
  • Page 248 API Service Classification SG or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label, SAE 10W-40, JASO T 903 standard MA or MB, Pro Honda GN4, HP4 (without molybdenum additives) or HP4M (with molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil or equivalent 366 lbs (166 kg)
  • Page 249 200 lbs (90 kg) of added weight standard: CR8EH-9 (NGK) U24FER9 (DENSO) Spark Plugs Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water main A: Fuses main B: FSC600D: 10A, 15A other:...

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