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  • Page 1 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 Welcome ● Congratulations on your purchase of a new The following codes in this manual indicate each country. Honda motorcycle. Your selection of a ● The illustrations here in are based on the Honda makes you part of a worldwide family ED type.
  • Page 3 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very DANGER important. Operating this motorcycle safely is You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY an important responsibility. HURT if you don’t follow instructions. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating WARNING procedures and other information on safety...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Motorcycle Safety P. 2 Operation Guide P. 16 Maintenance P. 32 Troubleshooting P. 69 Information P. 84 Specifications P. 95 Index P. 98
  • Page 5: Motorcycle Safety

    Motorcycle Safety This section contains important information for safe riding of your motorcycle. Please read this section carefully. Safety Guidelines .........P. 3 Image Labels..........P. 6 Safety Precautions ........P. 10 Riding Precautions ........P. 11 Accessories & Modifications......P. 14 Loading ............P. 15
  • Page 6: Safety Guidelines

    Safety Guidelines Safety Guidelines that you and your passenger are both wearing an approved motorcycle helmet and protective Follow these guidelines to enhance your safety: apparel. Instruct your passenger on holding ● Perform all routine and regular inspections onto the seat strap or your waist, leaning with specified in this manual.
  • Page 7 Safety Guidelines Make Yourself Easy to See Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Make yourself more visible, especially at night, It’s important to keep your motorcycle properly by wearing bright reflective clothing, maintained and in safe riding condition. positioning yourself so other drivers can see Inspect your motorcycle before every ride and you, signaling before turning or changing lanes, perform all recommended maintenance.
  • Page 8 Safety Guidelines check the tightness of critical nuts and bolts, WARNING and check the handlebar, control levers, brakes, and wheels. Ride slowly and cautiously. Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Your motorcycle may have suffered damage Breathing it can cause that is not immediately apparent. Have your unconsciousness and even kill you.
  • Page 9: Image Labels

    Image Labels Image Labels Read instructions contained in Owner’s Manual carefully. Except KO type The following pages describe the label Read instructions contained in Shop Manual meanings. Some labels warn you of carefully. In the interest of safety, take the potential hazards that could cause serious injury.
  • Page 10 Image Labels BATTERY LABEL DANGER • Keep flame and spark away from the battery. Battery produce explosive gas that can cause explosion. • Wear the eye protection and rubber gloves when handling the battery, or you can get burned or lose your eyesight by the battery electrolyte.
  • Page 11 Image Labels ACCESSORIES AND LOADING WARNING LABEL WARNING ACCESSORIES AND LOADING • The safety stability and handling of this motorcycle may be affected by the addition of accessories and luggage. • Read carefully the instructions contained in user’s manual and installation guide before installing any accessory.
  • Page 12 Image Labels TYRE INFORMATION LABEL Cold tyre pressure: [Driver only] Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi) Rear 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi) [Driver and passenger] Front 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi) Rear 200 kPa (2.00 kgf/cm , 29 psi) Tyre size: Front...
  • Page 13: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions ● Safety Precautions Face shield with unobstructed field of vision or other approved eye protection ● Ride cautiously and keep your hands on the WARNING handlebar and feet on the footpegs. ● Keep passenger’s hands onto the seat strap, Not wearing a helmet increases the passenger’s feet on the footpegs while chance of serious injury or death in a...
  • Page 14: Riding Precautions

    Riding Precautions Riding Precautions Brakes Observe the following guidelines: ● Running-in Period Avoid excessively hard braking and sudden shifting to a lower gear. During the first 500 km (300 miles) of running, Sudden braking can reduce the follow these guidelines to ensure your motorcycle's stability.
  • Page 15 Riding Precautions ❙ Engine Braking Parking Engine braking helps slow your motorcycle ● Park on a firm, level paved surface. down when you release the throttle. For further ● If you must park on a slight incline or loose slowing action, downshift to a lower gear. Use surface, park so that the motorcycle cannot engine braking with intermittent use of the move or fall over.
  • Page 16 Riding Precautions 3. Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until its Refuelling and Fuel Guidelines weight rests on the side stand. Follow these guidelines to protect the engine 4. Turn the handlebar fully to the left. and catalytic converter: Turning the handlebar to the right reduces ●...
  • Page 17: Accessories & Modifications

    Accessories & Modifications Accessories & WARNING Modifications Improper accessories or modifications We strongly advise that you do not add any can cause a crash in which you can be accessories that were not specifically designed seriously hurt or killed. for your motorcycle by Honda or make modifications to your motorcycle from its Follow all instructions in this owner’s original design.
  • Page 18: Loading

    Loading Loading WARNING ● Carrying extra weight affects your Overloading or improper loading can motorcycle’s handling, braking and stability. cause a crash and you can be seriously Always ride at a safe speed for the load you hurt or killed. are carrying.
  • Page 19: Operation Guide

    Basic Operation Flow ❙ Pre-ride Inspection (P37) ❙ Acceleration Carefully inspect your motorcycle to make sure that it is safe to ride. Apply throttle gradually. Obey the speed limit. ❙ (P28) Starting the Engine Start and warm the engine. ❙ Avoid revving the engine.
  • Page 20 ❙ (P12) ❙ Parking Braking Close the throttle and apply the Park on a firm level surface. front and rear brakes together. Use the stand, and lock the The brake lights will indicate that steering. you have applied the brakes. ❙...
  • Page 21: Parts Location

    Parts Location (P54) Rear brake fluid reservoir (P83) Fuse box (P50) Battery Front brake fluid reservoir (P54) (P64) Throttle grip Engine oil fill cap/dipstick (P51) Spark plug (P66) Engine oil drain bolt (P53)
  • Page 22 Clutch lever (P61) Fuel fill cap (P30) (P49) Seat (P31) Helmet holder Crankcase breather (P65) Drive chain (P57) Shift lever (P29) Side stand (P56)
  • Page 23 Instruments SEL button Tachometer red zone SET button (excessive engine rpm range) Tachometer NOTICE Do not operate the engine in the tachometer red zone. Excessive engine speed can adversely affect engine life.
  • Page 24 Display Check When the ignition switch is turned on, all the mode and digital segments will show, and the tachometer segment progress to maximum scale and then disappear. If any part of these displays does not come on when it should, have your dealer check for problems.
  • Page 25 Instruments Odometer [TOTAL] & Tripmeter[TRIP A/B] SEL button switches between odometer & tripmeters. • Odometer: Total distance ridden. • Tripmeter: Distance ridden since tripmeter was reset (press and hold the SET button to reset to 0.0 km/mile). Clock (12-hour display) SEL button SET button
  • Page 26: Display Setting

    Display Setting 1 To set the clock: You can adjust the following settings. Turn the ignition switch on. • Clock setting Press and hold the SEL and SET buttons until • (E type only) Changing of speed and the hour digits start flashing. mileage unit If the SET button was not pressed during the adjustment, and no buttons were pressed for...
  • Page 27 2 (E type only) Changing the speed Press the SEL button until the desired minute is displayed. and mileage unit: Press and hold to advance the minute Press the SEL button to select either “km/h” fast. and “km” or “mph” and “mile”. Press the SET button.
  • Page 28 Indicators PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned on with the engine stop switch in the (Run) position. (P71) If it comes on while engine is running: Left turn signal indicator Right turn signal indicator Neutral indicator Comes on when the transmission is...
  • Page 29 Switches Engine stop switch Should normally remain in the (Run) position. In an emergency, switch to (Off) position to stop the engine. Turn signal switch Start button Horn button Headlight dimmer switch • : High beam • : Low beam
  • Page 30 Ignition Switch Turns electrical system on for starting/riding. Switches the electrical system on/off, locks the steering. Key can be removed when in the OFF or LOCK position. Turns engine off. LOCK Locks steering. Steering Lock ❙ Locking Lock the steering when parking to help prevent theft.
  • Page 31: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Start your engine using the following NOTICE procedure, regardless of whether the engine • If the engine does not start within 5 seconds, turn the is cold or warm. ignition off and wait 10 seconds before trying to start the engine again to recover battery voltage.
  • Page 32: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears Press the start button with the throttle completely closed. Your motorcycle transmission has four If you cannot start the engine, open the throttle slightly (about 3 mm, without forward gears in a one-down, three-up shift freeplay) and press the start button. pattern.
  • Page 33 Refuelling Opening the Fuel Fill Cap Fuel fill cap Open the lock cover, insert the ignition key, Filler neck plate and turn it clockwise to open the cap. Ignition key Fuel level (max) Fuel Closing the Fuel Fill Cap filler After refuelling, align the fuel fill cap latch opening with the slot in the filler neck.
  • Page 34 Storage Equipment The Helmet holder and tool kit are located under the seat. Document bag is located underside of the seat. Tool kit Helmet holder Document WARNING Riding with a helmet attached to the holder can interfere with the rear wheel or suspension and could cause a Use the helmet holder only when parked.
  • Page 35: Maintenance

    Maintenance Please read “Importance of Maintenance” and “Maintenance Fundamentals” carefully before attempting any maintenance. Refer to “Specifications” for service data. Importance of Maintenance ......P. 33 Throttle............P. 64 Maintenance Schedule.......P. 34 Crankcase Breather........P. 65 Maintenance Fundamentals ......P. 37 Spark Plug ..........P. 66 Tool Kit............P.
  • Page 36: Importance Of Maintenance

    Importance of Maintenance Importance of Maintenance Maintenance Safety Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained is Always read the maintenance instructions absolutely essential to your safety and to before you begin each task, and make sure that protect your investment, obtain maximum you have the tools, parts, and skills required. performance, avoid breakdowns, and reduce air We cannot warn you of every conceivable pollution.
  • Page 37: Maintenance Schedule

    Maintenance Schedule The maintenance schedule specifies the All scheduled maintenance is considered a maintenance requirements necessary to normal owner operating cost and will be ensure safe, dependable performance, and charged for by your dealer. Retain all proper emission control. receipts. If you sell the motorcycle, these receipts should be transferred with the Maintenance work should be performed in motorcycle to the new owner.
  • Page 38 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Pre-ride Annual Regular Refer to Items Check × 1,000 km Check Replace page P. 37 × 1,000 mi 10 12.5 15 Fuel Line – Fuel Level Throttle Operation Air Cleaner Crankcase Breather Spark Plug Valve Clearance – Engine Oil Engine Oil Strainer Screen –...
  • Page 39 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Pre-ride Annual Regular Refer to Items Check × 1,000 km Check Replace page P. 37 × 1,000 mi 10 12.5 15 Drive Chain Every 500 km (300 mi): Brake Fluid 2 Years Brake Pads Wear Brake System Brake Light Switch Headlight Aim Lights/Horn...
  • Page 40: Maintenance Fundamentals

    Maintenance Fundamentals ● Drive chain − Check condition and slack, Pre-ride Inspection adjust and lubricate if necessary. P. 57 To ensure safety, it is your responsibility to ● Brakes − Check operation; perform a pre-ride inspection and make sure Front and Rear: check brake fluid level and that any problem you find is corrected.
  • Page 41 Maintenance Fundamentals Replacing Parts WARNING Always use Honda Genuine Parts or their Installing non-Honda parts may make equivalents to ensure reliability and safety. your motorcycle unsafe and cause a crash in which you can be seriously When ordering coloured components, specify hurt or killed.
  • Page 42 Maintenance Fundamentals Battery WARNING Your motorcycle has a maintenance-free type The battery gives off explosive battery. You do not have to check the battery hydrogen gas during normal electrolyte level or add distilled water. Clean the operation. battery terminals if they become dirty or corroded.
  • Page 43 Maintenance Fundamentals 3. If the terminals are heavily corroded, clean Fuses and polish the terminals with a wire brush or Fuses protect the electrical circuits on your sandpaper. Wear safety glasses. motorcycle. If something electrical on your motorcycle stops working, check for and replace any blown fuses.
  • Page 44 Maintenance Fundamentals If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an The JASO T 903 standard is an index for engine electrical fault. Have your motorcycle inspected oils for 4-stroke motorcycle engines. There are by your dealer. two classes: MA and MB. For example, the following label shows the MA classification.
  • Page 45 Maintenance Fundamentals If the chain does not move smoothly, makes Brake Fluid strange noises, has damaged rollers or loose Do not add or replace brake fluid, except in an pins, or kinks, have the chain inspected by your emergency. Use only fresh brake fluid from a dealer.
  • Page 46 Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ Cleaning and Lubricating Never use petrol or low flash point solvents for After inspecting the slack, clean the chain and cleaning the drive chain. A fire or explosion sprockets while rotating the rear wheel. Use dry could result. cloth with high flash-point solvent.
  • Page 47 Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ Inspecting for Damage Crankcase Breather Inspect the tyres for Service more frequently when riding in rain, at cuts, slits, or cracks full throttle, or after the motorcycle is washed that exposes fabric or or overturned. Service if the deposit level can be cords, or nails or seen in the transparent section of the drain other foreign objects...
  • Page 48 Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ Inspecting Tread Depth WARNING Inspect the tread wear indicators. If they become visible, replace the tyres immediately. Riding on tyres that are excessively For safe riding, you should replace the tyres worn or improperly inflated can cause when the minimum tread depth is reached.
  • Page 49 Maintenance Fundamentals Have your tyres replaced by your dealer. WARNING For recommended tyres, and air pressure, see “Specifications.” P. 96 Installing improper tyres on your Follow these guidelines whenever you replace motorcycle can adversely affect tyres. handling and stability, and can cause a ●...
  • Page 50 Maintenance Fundamentals Air Cleaner This motorcycle is equipped with a viscous type air cleaner element. Air blow cleaning or any other cleaning can degrade the viscous element performance and cause the intake of dust. Do not perform the maintenance. Should be serviced by your dealer.
  • Page 51: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tool kit is stored under the seat. P. 49 You can perform some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement with the tools contained in the kit. (Except KO type) ● Standard/Phillips screwdriver ● Screwdriver handle ● Spark plug wrench ●...
  • Page 52: Removing & Installing Body Components

    Removing & Installing Body Components ❙ Seat Removal 1. Insert the ignition key into the seat lock. 2. Turn it clockwise, then pull the seat up Prongs and back. ❙ Installation Seat 1. Insert the prongs into the stays on the frame.
  • Page 53: Battery

    Removing & Installing Body Components Battery Battery 2. Remove the battery holder by removing the bolt. 3. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery. Positive Bolt Battery holder terminal 4. Disconnect the positive terminal from the battery. 5. Remove the battery taking care not to drop the terminal nuts.
  • Page 54: Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Checking the Engine Oil Upper 1. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for 3 level to 5 minutes. 2. Turn the ignition switch off, stop the engine and wait for 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Place your motorcycle in an upright position on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 55: Adding Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil NOTICE Overfilling with oil or operating with insufficient oil can If the engine oil is below or near the lower cause damage to your engine. Do not mix different brands level mark, add the recommended engine oil. and grades of oil.
  • Page 56 Engine Oil Changing Engine Oil 3. Place a drain pan under the drain bolt. 5. Install a new sealing washer onto the 4. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick, drain drain bolt. bolt, and sealing washer to drain the oil. 6. Install the drain bolt and tighten. Discard the oil at an approved Torque: 24 N·m (2.4 kgf·m, 18 lbf·ft).
  • Page 57: Brakes

    Brakes Checking Brake Fluid If the brake fluid level in either reservoir is below the LWR or LOWER level mark or the 1. Place your motorcycle in an upright brake lever and pedal freeplay becomes position on a firm, level surface. excessive, inspect the brake pads for wear.
  • Page 58: Inspecting The Brake Pads

    Brakes Inspecting the Brake Pads Inspecting the Brake Pads Front Check the condition of the brake pad groove Brake pads wear indicators. The pads need to be replaced if a brake pad is worn to the indicator. Inspect the brake pads from below Front the brake caliper.
  • Page 59: Side Stand

    Side Stand 3. Sit on the motorcycle, put the transmission in Neutral, and raise the side stand. 4. Start the engine, pull the clutch lever in, and shift the transmission into gear. 5. Lower the side stand all the way. The engine should stop as you lower the side stand.
  • Page 60: Drive Chain

    Drive Chain Inspecting the Drive Chain 3. Check the slack in the lower half of the drive chain midway between the Slack sprockets. Check the drive chain slack at several points Drive chain slack: along the chain. If the slack is not constant at 30 to 40 mm (1.2 to 1.6 in) all points, some links may be kinked and Do not ride your motorcycle if the slack...
  • Page 61: Adjusting The Drive Chain Slack

    Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack 5. Inspect the sprockets. P. 42 Rear axle nut 6. Clean and lubricate the drive chain. Rear edge of adjusting P. 43 Adjusting nut slot Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack Adjusting the chain requires special tools. Chain Have the drive chain slack adjusted by your adjuster...
  • Page 62 Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack 5. Turn both adjusting nuts an equal number 7. Tighten the rear axle nut. of turns until the correct drive chain slack Torque: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 44 lbf·ft). is obtained. Turn the adjusting nuts 8.
  • Page 63 Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack ❙ Checking the Drive Chain Wear If the drive chain slack is excessive when the rear axle is moved to the furthest limit of adjustment, the drive chain is worn and must be replaced. Chain: DID 420D If necessary have the drive chain replaced by your dealer.
  • Page 64: Clutch

    Clutch Checking the Clutch Check the clutch cable for kinks or signs of wear. If necessary have it replaced by your ❙ Checking the Clutch Lever Freeplay dealer. Lubricate the clutch cable with a Check the clutch lever freeplay. commercially available cable lubricant to Freeplay at the clutch lever: prevent premature wear and corrosion.
  • Page 65: Adjusting The Clutch Lever

    Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay Adjusting the Clutch Lever Rubber dust cover Upper lock nut Freeplay ❙ Upper Adjustment Attempt adjustment with the upper clutch cable adjuster first. 1. Pull back the rubber dust cover. – 2. Loosen the upper lock nut. 3.
  • Page 66 Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay 1. Loosen the upper lock nut and turn the Lower lock nut upper clutch cable adjuster all the way in (to provide maximum freeplay). Tighten the upper lock nut. 2. Loosen the lower lock nut. 3.
  • Page 67: Throttle

    Throttle Checking the Throttle With the engine off, check that the throttle rotates smoothly from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions and throttle freeplay is correct. If the throttle does not move smoothly, close automatically, or if the cable is damaged, have the motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
  • Page 68: Crankcase Breather

    Crankcase Breather Cleaning the Crankcase Breather 1. Remove the crankcase breather tube. 2. Drain deposits into a suitable container. 3. Install the crankcase breather tube. Crankcase breather tube
  • Page 69: Spark Plug

    Spark Plug Checking Spark Plug Spark plug cap For the recommended spark plug, see “Specifications.” P. 96 Use only the recommended type of spark plug in the recommended heat range. NOTICE Using spark plugs an improper heat range can cause engine damage.
  • Page 70 Spark Plug Checking Spark Plug 5. Check the spark plug gap using a wire- 8. Tighten the spark plug: ● type feeler gauge. If the old plug is good: If adjustment is necessary, bend the 1/8 turn after it seats ●...
  • Page 71: Other Adjustments

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Brake Light Switch You can adjust vertical aim of the headlight for proper alignment. To move the headlight Check the operation of the brake light case, loosen the bolt. switch. Turn the adjusting nut in the Tighten the bolt after adjustment.
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Engine Will Not Start .........P. 70 Warning Indicators On or Flashing ...P. 71 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) ....P. 71 Other Warning Indication ......P. 72 Fuel Gauge Failure Indication.....P. 72 Tyre Puncture ..........P. 73 Electrical Trouble........P. 79 Battery Goes Dead ........P.
  • Page 73: Engine Will Not Start

    Engine Will Not Start ❙ ❙ Starter Motor Operates But Engine Starter Motor Does Not Operate Does Not Start Check the following items: ● Check the following items: Make sure engine stop switch is (Run) ● Check the correct engine starting position P.
  • Page 74: Warning Indicators On Or Flashing

    Warning Indicators On or Flashing PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) If the indicator comes on while riding, you may have a serious problem with the PGM-FI system. Reduce speed and have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 75: Other Warning Indication

    Other Warning Indication Fuel Gauge Failure Indication If the fuel system has an error, the fuel gauge indicators will be displayed as shown in the illustration. If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as possible.
  • Page 76: Tyre Puncture

    Tyre Puncture Repairing a puncture or removing a wheel WARNING requires special tools and technical expertise. We recommend you have this type of service Riding your motorcycle with a performed by your dealer. temporary tyre repair can be risky. If After an emergency repair, always have the the temporary repair fails, you can tyre inspected/replaced by your dealer.
  • Page 77 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels ❙ Front Wheel 3. Support your motorcycle securely and raise the front wheel off the ground Removal using a maintenance stand or a hoist. 1. Park on a firm, level surface. 4. Remove the front axle shaft, front wheel 2.
  • Page 78 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels Installation 4. After installing the wheel, apply the 1. Attach the side collars to the wheel. brake lever several times, then check if 2. Position the wheel between the fork legs the wheel rotates freely. Recheck the and insert the front axle shaft from the wheel if the brake drags or if the wheel right side, through the wheel hub and...
  • Page 79 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels ❙ Rear Wheel 4. Remove the drive chain from the rear wheel sprocket by pushing the rear Removal wheel forward. 1. Support your motorcycle securely and raise the rear wheel off the ground using a maintenance stand or a hoist. Drive chain 2.
  • Page 80 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 5. Remove the rear axle shaft, side collars NOTICE and rear wheel. When installing the brake caliper into position, carefully Support the brake caliper assembly so fit the brake disc between the pads to avoid scratching that it doesn’t hang from the brake them.
  • Page 81 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 3. Adjust the drive chain. P. 58 4. Install and tighten the rear axle nut. Torque: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 44 lbf·ft). 5. After installing the wheel, apply the brake pedal several times, then check if the wheel rotates freely.
  • Page 82: Electrical Trouble

    Electrical Trouble Battery Goes Dead Burned-out Light Bulb Charge the battery using a motorcycle Follow the procedure below to replace a battery charger. burned-out light bulb. Remove the battery from the motorcycle Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK while charging.
  • Page 83 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Headlight Bulb 2. Pull off the connector without turning. 3. Remove the dust cover. 4. Press the pin down and pull out the bulb Bolts without turning it. 5. Install a new bulb and parts in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 84 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ ❙ Brake/Tail Light Front/Rear Turn Signal Bulb 1. Remove the screw. 2. Remove the turn signal lens. Brake/Tail light 3. Slightly press the bulb and turn it counterclockwise. Turn signal lens The brake and tail light uses several LEDs. Bulb If there is a LED which is not turned on, see your dealer for this service.
  • Page 85 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ License Plate Light 1. Remove the screws. 2. Remove the license plate light cover. 3. Pull out the bulb without turning. License plate light cover Screws Bulb 4. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 86: Blown Fuse

    Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse Blown Fuse Fuse box covers Before handling fuses, see “Inspecting and Replacing Fuses.” P. 40 ❙ Fuse Box Fuses 1. Remove the seat. P. 49 2. Open the fuse box cover. 3. Pull the fuses out one by one check for a blown fuse.
  • Page 87: Information

    Information Keys.............P. 85 P. 86 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features..Fuels Containing Alcohol......P. 87 Catalytic Converter ........P. 88 Caring for Your Motorcycle.......P. 89 Storing Your Motorcycle ......P. 91 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....P. 92 You & the Environment ......P. 93 Serial Numbers ...........P. 94
  • Page 88: Keys

    Keys Keys Ignition key You will need the key number if you ever have to replace a key. Store the plate in a safe place. To reproduce keys, bring all keys, key number plate and motorcycle to your dealer. A metal key holder may cause damage to the area surrounding the ignition switch.
  • Page 89: Instruments, Controls, & Other Features

    Instruments, Controls, & Other Features Instruments, Controls, & Tripmeter Other Features The tripmeter returns to 0.0 when the read-out exceeds 9999.9. Ignition Switch Document Bag Leaving the ignition switch on with the engine The owner’s manual, registration, and stopped will drain the battery. insurance information can be stored in the Do not turn the key while riding.
  • Page 90: Fuels Containing Alcohol

    Fuels Containing Alcohol Fuels Containing Alcohol The use of petrol containing more than 10 % ethanol (or more than 5 % methanol) may: ● Some conventional fuels blended with alcohol Damage the painting of the fuel tank. ● are available in some locales to help reduce Damage the rubber tubes of the fuel line.
  • Page 91: Catalytic Converter

    Catalytic Converter Catalytic Converter Follow these guidelines to protect your motorcycle’s catalytic converter. ● This motorcycle is equipped with a three-way Always use unleaded petrol. Leaded petrol catalytic converter. The catalytic converter will damage the catalytic converter. ● contain precious metals that serve as catalysts in Keep the engine in good running condition.
  • Page 92: Caring For Your Motorcycle

    Caring for Your Motorcycle Caring for Your Motorcycle water into the air cleaner, muffler, and electrical parts. Frequent cleaning and polishing is important to 3. Thoroughly rinse your motorcycle with plenty ensure the long life of your Honda. A clean of clean water and dry with a soft, clean motorcycle makes it easier to spot potential cloth.
  • Page 93 Caring for Your Motorcycle ❙ ● Washing Precautions Do not direct water at the air cleaner: Follow these guidelines when washing: Water in the air cleaner can prevent the ● Do not use high-pressure washers: engine from starting. ● High-pressure water cleaners can damage Do not direct water near the headlight: moving parts and electrical parts, Any condensation inside the headlight...
  • Page 94: Storing Your Motorcycle

    Storing Your Motorcycle ● Storing Your Motorcycle To remove stubborn stains, use diluted detergent and rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. If you store your motorcycle outdoors, you ● Avoid getting petrol, brake fluid, or should consider using a full-body motorcycle detergents on the instruments, panels, or cover.
  • Page 95: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle Transporting Your After removing your motorcycle from storage, inspect all maintenance items required by the Motorcycle Maintenance Schedule. If your motorcycle needs to be transported, it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer or a flatbed truck or trailer that has a loading ramp or lifting platform, and motorcycle tie-down straps.
  • Page 96: You & The Environment

    You & the Environment You & the Environment drain or on the ground. Used oil, petrol, coolant, and cleaning solvents contain poisons Owning and riding a motorcycle can be that can hurt refuse workers and contaminate enjoyable, but you must do your part to protect drinking water, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
  • Page 97: Serial Numbers

    Serial Numbers Serial Numbers The frame and engine serial numbers uniquely identify your motorcycle and are required in order to register your motorcycle. They may also be required when ordering replacement parts. The frame number is stamped on the right side of the steering head.
  • Page 98: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications ■ Main Components Displacement 125 cm (7.62 cu-in) Type JC61 Bore × stroke 52.4 × 57.9 mm (2.06 × 2.28 in) Overall length 1,760 mm (69.3 in) Compression ratio 9.3:1 Overall width 755 mm (29.7 in) Unleaded petrol Fuel Overall height 1,010 mm (39.8 in)
  • Page 99: Service Data

    Specifications ■ Service Data 0.9 litres (1.0 US qt, After draining Front 120/70-12 51L 0.8 Imp qt) Engine oil Tyre size capacity Rear 130/70-12 56L 1.1 litres (1.2 US qt, After disassembly 1.0 Imp qt) Tyre type Bias-ply, tubeless Recommended Front VEE RUBBER V119C Recommended...
  • Page 100: Torque Specifications

    Specifications ■ Torque Specifications Recommended drive Pro Honda HP Chain Lube or chain lubricant SAE 80/90 gear oil Engine oil drain bolt 24 N·m (2.4 kgf·m, 18 lbf·ft) Drive chain slack 30 to 40 mm (1.2 to 1.6 in) Rear axle nut 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 44 lbf·ft) DID 420D Front axle nut...
  • Page 101: Index

    Index Index Accessories ..........14 Caring for Your Motorcycle ......89 Clock ............22 Clutch System..........61 Basic Operation Flow ........ 16 Crankcase Breather........65 Battery ..........39, 50 Brake Light Switch ........68 Brakes Digital Clock Adjustment ......23 Fluid ........... 42, 54 Drive Chain..........57 Pad Wear ..........
  • Page 102 Flooded Engine ......... 28 Ignition Cut-off System Frame Number .......... 94 Banking Sensor......... 86 Fuel Side Stand ..........56 Gauge............21 Ignition key..........85 Recommended......... 30 Ignition Switch ........27, 28 Remaining..........21 Image Labels..........6 Tank Capacity .......... 30 Indicators ...........
  • Page 103 Neutral Indicator ........25 Recommended Fuel ............30 Oil ............41 Odometer ..........22, 86 Refuelling...........30 Removal Engine..........41, 51 Battery............50 Seat ............49 Repair Kit ...........73 Parking............12 Riding Precautions........11 Parts Location ..........18 Petrol............87 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ..25, 71 Protective Apparel ........
  • Page 104 Safety Precautions ........10 Tachometer..........20 Seat ............49 Throttle ............64 Serial Numbers .......... 94 Tool Kit ............48 Shifting Gears..........29 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....92 Side Stand..........56 Tripmeter ..........22, 86 Specifications ..........95 Troubleshooting........69 Speedometer..........
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