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2003 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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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 2004 Honda VTX1300C 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: Motorcycle Safety

    Important Safety Information Your motorcycle can provide many years Always Wear a Helmet of service and pleasure if you take It’s a proven fact: helmets significantly responsibility for your own safety and reduce the number and severity of head understand the challenges you can meet injuries.
  • Page 12: Important Safety Information

    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 install any fairing or windshield Modifications unless it was designed and tested by Honda for your motorcycle. Some fairings or windshields, even smaller We strongly advise you not to remove any ones, can cause unstable handling of original equipment or modify your your motorcycle.
  • Page 16: Safety Labels

    Safety labels on your motorcycle either warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or they provide important safety information. Read these labels carefully and don’t remove them. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement. Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 17 Safety Labels For USA For Canada Motorcycle Safety...
  • Page 18: Table Of Contents

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Component Locations ......10 gauges, indicators, and controls you would Indicators ..........13 normally use before or while riding your Controls & Features motorcycle. Fuel Valve .......... . 17 Choke Knob ........
  • Page 19: Instruments & Controls

    Component Locations speedometer indicators front brake fluid reservoir engine stop switch rearview mirror rearview mirror front brake clutch lever lever headlight dimmer switch throttle grip turn signal switch start button fuel fill cap horn button Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20: Component Locations

    Component Locations rear brake fluid air cleaner battery reservoir steering lock rear spring pre-load adjuster fuse box main fuse passenger footpeg footpeg rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21 Component Locations owner’s manual storage coolant reserve helmet holder tool kit compartment tank cap rear spring pre-load fuel valve adjuster choke knob final drive gear oil filler cap ignition switch oil filler gear shift pedal footpeg passenger footpeg cap/dipstick side stand Instruments &...
  • Page 22: Indicators

    Indicators The indicators on your motorcycle keep (1) speedometer you informed, alert you to possible (2) odometer/tripmeter display problems, and make your riding safer and (3) right turn signal indicator more enjoyable. Refer to the indicators (4) low oil pressure indicator frequently.
  • Page 23: Indicators

    Indicators Lamp Check If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer The low oil pressure indicator comes on check for problems. when you turn the ignition switch ON so you can check that it is working. The indicator remains on until after the engine is started.
  • Page 24 Indicators speedometer Shows riding speed in miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) per hour. odometer/tripmeter A & B display odometer: Shows the total miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) ridden (page tripmeter Shows the number of miles (USA) or kilometers A & B: (Canada) ridden since you last reset the meter.
  • Page 25 Indicators high beam indicator Lights when the headlight is on high beam. (blue) neutral indicator (green) Lights when the transmission is in neutral. 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.
  • Page 26: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features ON normal position for riding. Fuel Valve OFF for parking, storing, or transportation. LEFT SIDE RES for extra fuel to get to a gas station for refueling. With the fuel valve set to ON, fuel flows to the carburetors only when the engine is being started or is running.
  • Page 27: Choke Knob

    Controls & Features Choke Knob LEFT SIDE (1) choke knob (A) fully on (B) fully off The choke knob may be used when starting the engine. See page Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 28: Ignition Switch

    Controls & Features LEFT SIDE Ignition Switch The ignition switch is used for starting and stopping the engine (page ). The ignition key is also used to lock the steering for theft prevention (page Insert the key and turn it to the right for the ON position.
  • Page 29: 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 30: Engine Stop Switch

    Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the Turn Signal Switch ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal discharge.
  • Page 31: Horn Button

    Controls & Features To select a mode, push the button ( ). Horn Button To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the The horn is used to alert other motorists. button with the display in the tripmeter To operate, push the horn button ( ). mode.
  • Page 32 Controls & Features (3) odometer (4) tripmeter A (5) tripmeter B (6) tripmeter reset Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 33 Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 34: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride ..... . 26 you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......26 To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........
  • Page 35: Before Riding

    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 36: Are You Ready To Ride

    Are You Ready to Ride? Helmets and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece Not wearing a helmet increases of riding gear because it offers the best protection against head injuries. A helmet the chance of serious injury or should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash.
  • Page 37: 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 38: 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 39 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Leaks, Walk around your motorcycle 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 40 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 41: Load Limits & Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously impair your motorcycle’s handling, Overloading or improper loading braking, and stability. Non-Honda can cause a crash and you can be seriously hurt or killed. accessories, improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 42: 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 43 Load Limits & Guidelines Follow these guidelines whenever you Do not attach large or heavy items (such carry a passenger or cargo: as a sleeping bag or tent) to the Check that both tires are properly handlebar, forks, or fender. inflated, and that pressure in the rear tire is increased to suit the load (page If you change your normal load, you...
  • Page 44: Basic Operation & Riding

    Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......36 including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine .... . 37 engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, Preparation .........
  • Page 45: 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 46: 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 47: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine The low oil pressure indicator should go Starting Procedure off a few seconds after the engine starts. If the indicator stays on, stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. To restart a warm engine, follow the procedure for High Air Temperature.
  • Page 48 Starting & Stopping the Engine If the engine is cold, pull the choke High Air Temperature knob out all the way to fully ON ( ). 35°C (95°F) or above Leaving the throttle closed, start the Do not use the choke. engine.
  • Page 49: Flooded Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Continue warming up the engine until it Flooded Engine runs smoothly and responds to the throttle when the choke knob is at fully OFF ( ). If the engine fails to start after repeated attempts, it may be flooded with excess fuel.
  • Page 50: How To Stop The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine If the engine starts, quickly close the If your motorcycle is stopped with the throttle, then open it slightly if idling is engine stop switch OFF and the ignition unstable. switch ON, the headlight and taillight If the engine does not start, wait 10 will remain on, resulting in battery seconds, then follow the...
  • Page 51: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears As a general rule, shift while moving in a straight line. 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 shifting pattern point as you release the clutch lever.
  • Page 52 Shifting Gears Avoid downshifting to help slow your Shif ting Up: motorcycle when engine rpm is high. From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h) Downshifting when engine speed is From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph (30 km/h) near its allowable maximum may over- From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph (40 km/h) rev the engine and cause possible...
  • Page 53: 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. Depressing the brake pedal in engine compression from downshifting applies the rear disc brake. Operating the will help slow your motorcycle.
  • Page 54 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 engine compression braking by reduce your control of your motorcycle.
  • Page 55: 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 56 Parking Use the steering lock ( ), which locks the handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar all the way to the left. Insert the ignition key ( ) in the lock and turn it 180 degrees clockwise. Remove the key. RIGHT FRONT (1) steering lock (2) ignition key...
  • Page 57 Parking Use the helmet holder ( ) to secure your helmet with your motorcycle: Riding with a helmet attached to Insert the ignition key ( ) and turn it counterclockwise to unlock the the holder can interfere with the holder. rear wheel or suspension and could cause a crash in which you Hang your helmet on the holder pin...
  • Page 58 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 Keep your owner’s manual, current garage whenever possible. If a garage registration, and insurance information isn’t available, park in a concealed area with your motorcycle.
  • Page 59: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your motorcycle is designed to carry you Before riding with a passenger, make sure and 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 60: 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 61: Servicing Your Honda

    Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Engine Component Locations ......67 Throttle ........... 97 Storage Compartment ......70 Clutch System ......... 99 Tool Kit ........... 71 Engine Idle Speed ........ . 103 Owner’s Manual Storage .......
  • Page 62 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 63: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your motorcycle overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some repairs. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 64: 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 technician or other qualified mechanic. maintenance instructions and Instructions are included in this manual precautions can cause you to be only to assist in emergency service.
  • Page 65: 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 66 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 67: Perodic 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 68 Freeplay Check the freeplay of the clutch lever (page ) and throttle grip (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 69: 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 70 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 71 Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Refer to the official Honda service manual. California type only. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 72 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 73 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 74: 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 600 (1,000) 4,000 (6,400) 8,000 (12,000) 12,000 (19,200) 16,000 (25,600) 20,000 (32,000) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 75 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 76: Servicing Your Honda

    Component Locations front brake fluid reservoir throttle grip front brake lever fuel fill cap clutch lever Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 77 Component Locations spark plugs right side cover rear spring battery fuse box pre-load adjuster engine idle speed rear brake caliper air cleaner rear brake pedal main fuse front brake caliper rear brake fluid reservoir Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 78: Owner's Manual Storage

    Component Locations owner’s manual storage coolant reserve tank cap rear spring tool kit compartment pre-load adjuster fuel valve seat spark plugs side stand left side cover oil filler cap/dipstick Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 79: Storage Compartment

    Insert the ignition key (2) and turn it clockwise. Open the storage compartment lid. To close the storage compartment, close (1) storage compartment the compartment lid. Turn the ignition key (2) ignition key counterclockwise and remove it. Install the left side cover (page 74). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 80: Tool Kit

    6 mm hex wrench tools contained in the kit. spark plug wrench no. 2 Phillips screwdriver LEFT SIDE no. 2 screwdriver screwdriver handle pin spanner pliers tool bag (1) tool kit (2) tool kit compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 81: Owner's Manual Storage

    ( ) in the storage compartment ( ) (page ) behind the left side cover (page Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. (1) owner’s manual storage bag (2) storage compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 82: Seat Removal

    Pull the seat ( ) back and up. Installation Insert the tab ( ) into the recess under the frame. Tighten the seat mounting bolts and nut securely. (1) mounting bolts (3) seat (2) nut (4) tab Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 83: Side Cover Removal

    Align the recesses (4) with the tabs. Position the cover so the prong is LEFT SIDE aligned with the frame grommet (3). Push the prong in. (1) left side cover (3) grommet (2) prong (4) recesses Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 84 Right Side Cover Installation Align the recesses (4) with tabs. Position the cover so the prong is aligned with the frame grommet (3). Push the prong in. (1) right side cover (2) prong (3) grommet (4) recesses Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 85: Fuel

    The use of leaded gas will damage the for concern. catalytic converter. If pinging or spark knock occurs at a steady engine speed under normal load, change brands of gasoline. If pinging or spark knock persists, consult your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 86 ON position after refueling to avoid running (2) fuel fill cap out of fuel with no reserve. Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill cap ( ) and turn it clockwise. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 87 Turn the fuel valve ON (if it was set on RES). 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 88: Engine Oil & Filter

    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 and transmission. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 89 Engine Oil & Filter Oil Recommendation suggested oil Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without SG or higher molybdenum additives) 4-stroke classification except oils oil (USA & Canada), or Honda labeled as energy 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an conserving on the equivalent motorcycle oil.
  • Page 90 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 91 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 92 Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick ( ) and wipe it clean. Hold the motorcycle in an upright position. Insert the dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) oil filler cap/dipstick (2) upper level mark (cont’d) (3) lower level mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 93 ( ) –– add the specific performance requirements. Use a recommended oil until it reaches the new genuine Honda oil filter or a filter of upper level mark. (Do not overfill.) equal quality specified for your model. Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick.
  • Page 94 (page ). If you do not have the skills RIGHT FRONT, UNDER ENGINE or the tools, see your Honda dealer. Drain the Engine Oil: Park the motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 95 (3) oil filter Improper disposal of drained f luids is Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the harmf ul to the environment. rubber seal ( ) of a new oil filter. (4) oil filter rubber seal Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 96 If a torque wrench is not used for changed. installation, see your Honda dealer as soon Install the drain bolts and tighten them as possible to verify proper assembly. to the specified torque: 22 lbf·ft (29 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m)
  • Page 97: 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 98 Increasing the concentration of antifreeze is not recommended because it decreases 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. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 99 LEFT CENTER LEFT SIDE If the reserve tank is empty, or if coolant loss is excessive, check for leaks and see your Honda dealer for repair. Remove the left side cover (page Remove the reserve tank cap ( ). Always add coolant to the reserve tank.
  • Page 100 Coolant should be replaced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically Always let the engine and radiator qualified.
  • Page 101: Air Cleaner

    Your Honda dealer can help you determine the correct service interval for your riding conditions. Improper or lack of proper air cleaner maintenance can cause poor perf ormance Your motorcycle’s air cleaner has very...
  • Page 102 Thoroughly clean the inside of the air cleaner case (4). Install a new air cleaner. Install the removed parts in reverse order of removal. (1) bolts (3) air cleaner (2) air cleaner (4) air cleaner case housing cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 103: 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 104: Final Drive Oil

    Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page edge of the opening. Install the oil filler cap. LEFT REAR (1) oil filler cap (2) oil filler hole Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 105 Make sure the final drive oil level is at Change the oil with the final drive at the lower edge of the oil filler normal operating temperature to assure inspection hole ( ). complete and rapid draining. Install the oil filler cap. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 106: Throttle

    Adjustment Loosen the lock nut ( ). Turn the adjuster ( ). After adjustment, check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions. (1) lock nut (2) adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 107 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 108: 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 109 ( ) 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 110 Turn the lower adjusting nut ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. LEFT SIDE Tighten the lower lock nut and check the adjustment. (4) lock nut ( ) increase free play (5) adjusting nut ( ) decrease free play (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111 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 112: Engine Idle Speed

    Engine Idle Speed The best way to assure proper carburetion Idle Speed Adjustment is to see your Honda dealer for regularly scheduled servicing, including individual carburetor adjustment and synchronization. Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page RIGHT SIDE Remember, idle speed adjustment is not a ‘‘cure-all’’...
  • Page 113 Place your motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface. Connect a tachometer to the engine. Shift into neutral. Start the engine. Adjust idle speed with the throttle stop screw ( ). Idle speed (in neutral): 100 rpm Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 114: Spark Plugs

    XU20EPR-U (DENSO) spark plug DCPR7E (NGK) extended XU22EPR-U (DENSO) high speed riding Use only the recommended type of spark plugs in the recommended heat range. Using spark plugs with an improper heat range can cause engine damage. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 115 Take care to avoid damaging the spark RIGHT SIDE plug wire when disconnecting the caps. Using the spark plug wrench ( provided in the tool kit, remove the spark plugs. (1) over head cover (2) spark plug caps (3) spark plug wrench Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116 ( ) carefully. The gap should be: 0.031 0.035 in (0.80 0.90 mm) (1) spark plug gap (2) side electrode With the plug washers attached, thread the spark plugs in by hand to prevent cross-threading. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117 If a plug is too loose, a piston may be damaged. If a plug is too tight, the threads may be damaged. Reinstall the spark plug caps. Take care to avoid pinching any cables or wires. Reinstall the over head covers (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118: Suspension

    Higher spring pre-load traction and comfort are maintained as the provides a firmer ride and is wheels ride over road surfaces. recommended for heavy loads, rough road conditions, and faster, more challenging riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119 (and passenger) weight and riding LEFT SIDE 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 120 5 to 1 may damage the shock absorber. Position 1: for a light load and smooth road conditions. 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.) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121: 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 Brake Fluid Recommendation discs as the wheels are slowed.
  • Page 122 Saf ety Precautions on page (Front Brake) 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 123 Place your motorcycle in an upright position on a firm, level surface. Check the fluid level. Front : It should be above the lower level mark ( ). Rear : It should be between the upper ( ) and lower level marks. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124 (page RIGHT REAR 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 125: Tires

    Overinflated tires make inflation and maintenance. your motorcycle 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 126 Tubeless tires have some degree of self- underinflated. sealing ability if they are punctured. However, because leakage is often very slow, you should look closely for punctures whenever a tire is not fully inflated. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127 200 lbs (90 kg) of Nails or other foreign objects embedded added weight in the side of the tire or tread. Excessive tread wear. includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo & all accessories Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 128: Tire Repair

    (1) wear indicator damaged. As discussed below, a tire that is (2) wear indicator location mark repaired, either temporarily or permanently, will have lower speed and performance limits than a new or undamaged tire. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129 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 130 Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s braking, durability, and comfort. manual. You should replace the tires with tires of the same size, load range, and speed rating as the originals. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 131 Have the wheel balanced after the tire is could slip on the rim and cause the tire installed. to rapidly deflate. Have the tire replaced by your Honda Do not install a radial tire on this dealer if possible. motorcycle. Mixing bias-ply and radial...
  • Page 132: 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 133: 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 134 You will get the best storage results from removing the battery and slow (trickle) Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled charging it every 30 days (see Battery mechanic do the battery Charging, page maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 135 Remove the battery cover (4) by box. removing the three screws (3). UNDER SEAT (4) battery cover (1) wire band (5) negative ( ) terminal lead (2) ECM (6) positive ( ) terminal lead (3) screws (7) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 136: 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. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137 However, do not intentionally leave the charger connected longer than the time period recommended in the charger’s instructions. Avoid using an automotive-type battery charger. An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause permanent damage. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138: 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 139 As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. After washing, rinse your motorcycle thoroughly with plenty of clean water to remove any residue. Detergent residue can corrode alloy parts. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 140 This will help dry the brakes and restore normal braking performance. If the inside of the headlight lens appears clouded immediately after washing, it should clear after a few minutes of riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 141 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 142 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 143 If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch- up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color code (page ) when you buy touch-up paint.
  • Page 144: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store Storing Your Honda ......136 and transport your Honda, and how to be Transporting Your Motorcycle ... . 140 an environmentally responsible You & the Environment ...... . 141 motorcycle owner.
  • Page 145: Storing Your Honda

    Change the engine oil and filter (page to the Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage Guide, available from your Honda dealer Make sure the cooling system is filled (USA only). with a 50/50% antifreeze solution (page We suggest you perform the following Fill the fuel tank.
  • Page 146 Storing Your Honda Drain the carburetor into an approved To prevent rusting in the cylinders, gasoline container and dispose of it in perform the following: an approved manner (page Remove the spark plug caps from the If storage will last longer than one spark plugs.
  • Page 147 Storing Your Honda With the engine stop switch in the Store your motorcycle in an unheated RUN position, press the start button area, free of dampness, away from several times to crank the engine and sunlight, with a minimum of daily distribute the oil.
  • Page 148 –– change the engine oil (page If your motorcycle has been stored for more than two months –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required. Install the battery.
  • Page 149: 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 150: 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 151 Tips...
  • Page 152: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common General Guidelines ....... 144 problems that can occur with your If Your Engine Quits or motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells Won’t Start .......... . 145 you how to evaluate each problem and If You Have a Flat Tire .......
  • Page 153: 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 motorcycle is not in safe riding condition.
  • Page 154: 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 155 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 156 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 157 POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls Check engine idle adjustment (page ). If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. overheating Check the coolant temperature indicator. Refer to If Y our Engine Overheats, page low oil pressure Check the low oil pressure indicator.
  • Page 158 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 159: 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 160 If You Have a Flat Tire frequently and check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it may be unsafe Riding your motorcycle with a to continue riding. As the tire gets low, it temporary tire repair can be risky. will affect the handling of your If the temporary repair fails, you motorcycle (especially with a passenger...
  • Page 161 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 162 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 163 If You Have a Flat Tire Remove the fixing bolts ( ) and Remove the axle bolt ( ), and then remove the right caliper assembly ( ). loosen the right and left axle pinch bolts To avoid damage to the brake hose ( ).
  • Page 164 If this occurs, the brake system will fit the brake disc between the pads. require service. See your Honda Align the index line ( ) of the axle dealer for this service. shaft with the recessed surface ( ) of the fork leg.
  • Page 165 Tighten the axle bolt to the specified torque: If a torque wrench was not used for 43 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 kgf·m) installation, see your Honda dealer as soon Install the brake caliper assembly onto as possible to verify proper assembly. the fork leg.
  • Page 166 Saf ety Precautions on page LEFT REAR We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 167 If this occurs, the it from the final drive gear case ( ), brake system will require service. avoiding the muffler to right side. See your Honda dealer for this service. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 168 51 lbf·ft (69 N·m , 7.0 kgf·m) wheel hub and final drive gear splines are coated with molybdenum disulfide paste Tighten the axle nut to the specified (USA only: Pro Honda Moly 60 Paste, or torque: 81 lbf·ft (110 N·m , 11.2 kgf·m) equivalent).
  • Page 169: If Your Engine Overheats

    If Your Engine Overheats Normally, the temperature of the coolant in the cooling system will rise to a level about midway between cold and boiling. Continuing to ride with an overheated Hot weather may cause the temperature to engine can cause serious engine damage. rise higher than normal.
  • Page 170 If Your Engine Overheats Check the radiator fan. your motorcycle to a Honda dealer If the fan is not working, turn the (page engine off. Open the fuse box (page If the temperature drops to normal, ) and check the radiator fan fuse.
  • Page 171: 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 172: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse and spare are located on motorcycle have fuses to protect them the starter magnetic switch behind the from damage caused by excess current right side cover. flow (short circuit or overload).
  • Page 173 If a Fuse Blows Main Fuse Access: RIGHT SIDE To access the main fuse ( ), remove the right side cover (page Disconnect the wire connector ( ) of the starter magnetic switch ( ). Pull the main fuse out. If it is blown ( ), install the spare main fuse ( ).
  • Page 174 If a Fuse Blows Circuit Fuse Access: CIRCUIT FUSE Open the fuse box cover ( RIGHT SIDE (8) blown fuse Close the fuse box cover. Install the right side cover. If you do not have a replacement fuse with (6) cover (7) spare fuses the proper rating for the circuit, install one To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull...
  • Page 175 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 176: 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 177: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key duplicate key made. number, call the dealer you purchased your Honda from. They may have it listed A lost key won’t be a problem if you take in their records. If they don’t, transport preventative action.
  • Page 178: 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 179 Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 180: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......172 capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........175 information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......182 and how to break-in your motorcycle. High Altitude Carburetor Adjustment ...........
  • Page 181: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers appears on the Safety Certification Label attached to the left side of the down tube. The frame, VIN, and engine serial numbers are required when you register LEFT SIDE your motorcycle. They may also be required when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 182 Vehicle Identification The frame number ( ) is stamped on the The engine number ( ) is stamped on the right side of the steering head. top of the crankcase. RIGHT SIDE LEFT SIDE (2) frame number (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 183 Vehicle Identification LEFT SIDE Color Label & Code The color label ( ) is attached to the frame behind the left side cover. Remove the left side cover (page ) to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 184: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 94.5 in (2,400 mm) overall length 36.2 in (920 mm) overall width 43.7 in (1,110 mm) overall height 65.6 in (1,665 mm) wheelbase 4.9 in (125 mm) ground clearance Weight 653 lbs (296 kg) dry weight 657 lbs (298 kg) California only Technical Information...
  • Page 185 API service label, SAE 10W-40, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada) or Honda 4-stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil after draining: 4.1 US oz (120 cm )
  • Page 186 Specifications Capacities passenger capacity Operator and one passenger maximum weight USA: 402 lbs (182 kg) capacity Canada: 410 lbs (186 kg) rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications 80.0 cu-in (1,312 cm ) displacement bore & stroke 3.52 4.11 in (89.5 104.3 mm) compression ratio 9.2 : 1...
  • Page 187 Specifications Power Transmission primary reduction 1.935 gear ratio, 1st 1.900 1.148 0.912 0.778 0.697 0.944 secondary reduction final reduction 2.818 final drive shaft Technical Information...
  • Page 188 Specifications Chassis & Suspension caster 32°00’ trail 5.9 in (149 mm) tire size, front 110/90 19M/C 62H tire size, rear 170/80 15M/C 77H tire pressure, front 33 psi (225 kPa , 2.25 kgf/cm ) (cold) 33 psi (225 kPa , 2.25 kgf/cm ) less than 200 lbs (90 kg) tire pressure, rear (cold)
  • Page 189 Specifications Lights headlight 12V 60/55W brake/tail light 12V 21/5W license light 12V 5W turn signal lights 12V 21/5W (front) 12V 21W (rear) Technical Information...
  • Page 190 Specifications Fuses main fuse other fuses 10A, 5A Torque Specifications oil drain bolt 22 lbf·ft (29 N·m , 3.0 kgf·m) 20 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m) oil filter front wheel axle 43 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 kgf·m) bolt 22 lbf·ft (30 N·m , 3.1 kgf·m) front wheel caliper fixing bolts...
  • Page 191: 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 192: High Altitude Carburetor Adjustment

    See your Honda dealer. However, the carburetor must be returned to standard factory specifications before riding again at lower altitudes (below 5,000 feet, 1,500 m). See your Honda dealer. Sustained riding at lower altitudes with the lean high-altitude setting may cause rough idling, stalling, or engine damage from overheating.
  • Page 193: 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 Transport Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is Canada require that your motorcycle necessary in order to keep the emissions comply with applicable exhaust emissions system warranty in effect.
  • Page 194 Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes lean carburetor settings and other systems to reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
  • Page 195 Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Control System Oxidation Catalytic Converter The exhaust emission control system The oxidation catalytic converter is in the includes a secondary air supply system, exhaust system. Through chemical and an oxidation catalytic converter. reactions, they convert HC and CO in the engine’s exhaust to carbon dioxide (CO ) No adjustment to these systems should be and water vapor.
  • Page 196 If you are aware of any of the following requirements of the California Air symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and Resources Board (CARB) evaporative repaired by your authorized Honda emission regulations. Fuel vapor from the motorcycle dealer. fuel tank and carburetor is directed into...
  • Page 197 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 198: 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 199: 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 200 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 201 Technical Information...
  • Page 202: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......194 warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......197 service manual. Warranty Service ........198 Contacting Honda ........ . 199 Your Honda Dealer ......
  • Page 203: Consumer Information

    The Service Manual (Publication Item No. 61MEA01 ) 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 (Publication No.
  • Page 204 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 205: 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 206: 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 207: 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 208: 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 209: 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 Care Protection Plan to extend almost all The service department is there to perform of your warranty coverage (USA only).
  • Page 210: The Honda Rider's Club (usa Only)

    ATV rider training is available from the enjoyment from owning your Honda is to Specialty Vehicle Institute of America join the Honda Rider’s Club of America with the purchase of a new Honda ATV. (HRCA). Your purchase of a new A subscription to Honda Red Rider, motorcycle, scooter or ATV from a bi-monthly insider’s magazine for all...
  • Page 211: 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 212 Consumer Information...
  • Page 213: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of Odometer/Tripmeter each section of your owner’s manual. Select and Reset button ..... . 22 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ....BEFORE RIDING ....... . 25 Important Safety Information ....Are You Ready to Ride .....
  • Page 214: Owner's Manual

    ........... . 46 Riding with a Passenger or Cargo ..50 SERVICING YOUR HONDA ... . 51 Bef ore You Service Your Honda The Importance of Maintenance ... . 54 Maintenance Safety ....... . 55 Important Safety Precautions ....
  • Page 215 Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA (cont’d) Chassis Service Procedures Suspension ..........109 Brakes ........... 112 Fluids & Filters Tires ............116 Fuel ............76 Side Stand ..........123 Engine Oil & Filter ........ . 79 Coolant ...........
  • Page 216 ........163 Your Honda Dealer ......200 If You Crash ......... 167 The Honda Rider’s Club If You Lose Your Key ......168 (USA only) .......... . 201 If Your Battery is Low (or Dead) ..
  • Page 217: Index

    ........22 accessories ..........air cleaner ..........92 air pressure, tires ........116 American Honda, contacting ....199 capacity, fuel ......... . 77 apparel, protective ........26 carburetor, altitude adjustment .... . 183 appearance care ........
  • Page 218: Index

    Index component locations, engine, indicators and controls ...... . 10 flooded ..........40 maintenance ........67 idle speed ......... . 103 consumer information ......193 low oil pressure ........ . 162 coolant ............ . 88 number ..........
  • Page 219 . 190 Rider’s Club ........201 recommendation ........ . 76 dealer ..........200 tank capacity ........77 Honda service manual ......194 valve ........... . 17 horn button ..........22 fuses ............163 identification, vehicle ......
  • Page 220 Index key, lost ..........168 maintenance, kit, tool ........... . 70 importance ......... . 54 periodic ..........58 record ..........65 safety ........... 55 labels, safety ..........schedule ..........60 limit, weight ..........33 manual, service ........
  • Page 221 ......202 overheat, engine ........160 rider training ........3, 28 owner’s manual storage ......72 Rider’s Club, Honda ......201 oxygenated fuels ........190 riding, basic operation ........35 clothing ..........
  • Page 222 Index spark plugs ..........105 specifications ........175 speedometer ........13, 15 safety, stand, side ..........123 important precautions ......56 start button ..........20 labels ............ starting, reporting defects ....... 202 engine ..........
  • Page 223 Index theft prevention tips ....... . 49 valve, fuel ..........17 throttle ............ . 97 vehicle identification no. (VIN) ... 172 tires, air pressure ........116 flat ............ . 150 replacing .......... . 121 warranty, tool kit ............
  • Page 224 Memo...
  • Page 225 Memo...
  • Page 226: 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 227 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 228 Pro Honda GN4 or HP4 (without molybdenum additives) 4-stroke oil or equivalent Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water 402 lbs (182 kg) Maximum 410 lbs (186 kg)
  • Page 229 Quick Reference Front: 110/90 19M/C 62H Tires DUNLOP F24G 170/80 15M/C 77H Rear: DUNLOP K555J Front: 33 psi (225 kPa , 2.25 kgf/cm ) Tire Pressure 33 psi (225 kPa , 2.25 kgf/cm ) (cold) Rear: with less than 200 lbs (90 kg) of added weight 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm ) with more than 200 lbs (90 kg) of added weight DCPR6E (NGK)

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