Honda Motorcycle User Manual

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Congratulations on your purchase of a new
Honda motorcycle. Your selection of a
Honda makes you part of a worldwide family
of satisfied customers who appreciate
Honda's reputation for building quality into
every product.
To ensure your safety and riding pleasure:
Read this owner's manual carefully.
Follow all recommendations and
procedures contained in this manual.
Pay close attention to safety messages
contained in this manual and on the
The following codes in this manual indicate
each country.
The illustrations here in are based on the
ED type.
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*The specifications may vary with each locale.
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  • Page 1 Honda motorcycle. Your selection of a ● The illustrations here in are based on the Honda makes you part of a worldwide family ED type. of satisfied customers who appreciate Country Codes Honda’s reputation for building quality into...
  • Page 2 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...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Motorcycle Safety P. 2 Operation Guide P. 20 Maintenance P. 35 Troubleshooting P. 77 Information P. 95 Specifications P. 106 Index P. 109
  • Page 4: Motorcycle Safety

    Motorcycle Safety This section contains important information for safe riding of your motorcycle. Please read this section to ensure rider and passenger safety. Safety Guidelines .........P. 3 Image Labels..........P. 6 Safety Precautions ........P. 11 Riding Precautions ........P. 12 Accessories & Modifications......P. 16 Off-Road Safety..........P.
  • Page 5: Safety Guidelines

    Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, practice riding in a safe area to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles, Always Wear a Helmet and to become accustomed to the motorcycle’s It’s a proven fact: helmets and protective...
  • Page 6 Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition The terrain can be present a variety of challenges when you ride off-road. It’s important to keep your motorcycle properly Continually “read” the terrain for unexpected maintained and in safe riding condition. Having a breakdown can be difficult, especially if you turns, drop-offs, rocks, ruts and other hazards.
  • Page 7 If you decide to continue riding, first evaluate Never run your motorcycle inside a garage or the condition of your motorcycle. If the engine other enclosure.
  • Page 8: Image Labels

    Manual carefully. In the interest of safety, injury. Others provide important safety information. Read this information carefully take the motorcycle to be serviced only by and don’t remove the labels. your dealer. DANGER (with RED background)
  • Page 9 • Read this manual carefully and understand it before handling the battery. Neglect of the instructions can cause personal injury and damage to the motorcycle. • Do not use a battery with the electrolyte at or below the lower level mark. It can explode causing serious injury.
  • Page 10 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 11 Image Labels REAR CUSHION LABEL GAS FILLED Do not open. Do not heat. TYRE INFORMATION LABEL Cold tyre pressure: [Driver only] Front 150 kPa (1.50 kgf/cm , 22 psi) Rear 150 kPa (1.50 kgf/cm , 22 psi) [Driver and passenger] Front 150 kPa (1.50 kgf/cm , 22 psi)
  • Page 12 Image Labels SAFETY REMINDER LABEL For your protection, always wear helmet, protective apparel. FUEL LABEL Unleaded petrol only DRIVE CHAIN LABEL Keep chain adjusted and lubricated. 25 to 35 mm (1.0 to 1.4 in) Freeplay
  • Page 13: Safety Precautions

    Make sure that you and any passenger always wear an approved helmet and Protective Apparel protective apparel. Make sure that you and any passenger are wearing an approved motorcycle helmet, eye protection, and high-visibility protective ❙ clothing. Ride defensively in response to Gloves weather and road conditions.
  • Page 14: Riding Precautions

    ❙ Additional Off-road Gear follow these guidelines to ensure your On-road apparel may also be suitable for casual motorcycle’s future reliability and performance. off-road riding. But if you plan on any serious ● Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid off-road riding you will need more serious off- acceleration.
  • Page 15 Riding Precautions ❙ Engine Braking Brakes Engine braking helps slow your motorcycle Observe the following guidelines: down when you release the throttle. For further ● Avoid excessively hard braking and down- slowing action, downshift to a lower gear. Use shifts.
  • Page 16 Riding Precautions 3. Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until its Parking weight rests on the side stand. ● Park on a firm, level paved surface. 4. Turn the handlebar fully to the left. ● If you must park on a slight incline or loose...
  • Page 17 Riding Precautions Refuelling and Fuel Guidelines Follow these guidelines to protect the engine and catalytic converter: ● Use only unleaded petrol. ● Use recommended octane number. Using lower octane petrol will result in decreased engine performance. ● Do not use fuels containing a high concentration of alcohol.
  • Page 18: Accessories & Modifications

    Honda or make modifications to your motorcycle from its Follow all instructions in this owner’s original design. Doing so can make it unsafe.
  • Page 19: Off-Road Safety

    Obtain permission to ride on private property. Avoid posted areas and obey “NO Trespassing” signs. ● Ride with a friend on another motorcycle so that you can assist each other in case of trouble. ● Familiarity with your motorcycle is critically important should a problem occur far from help.
  • Page 20: Loading

    P. 106 ● Tie all luggage securely, evenly balanced and WARNING close to the centre of the motorcycle. ● Do not place objects near the lights or the Overloading or improper loading can muffler.
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  • Page 22: Operation Guide

    Parts Location (P62) Rear brake fluid reservoir (P74) Throttle grip (P62) Front brake fluid reservoir (P60) Coolant reserve tank (P56) Engine oil fill cap (P58) Engine oil filter Engine oil level inspection window (P56) (P58) Engine oil drain bolt
  • Page 23 Clutch lever (P71) Fuel fill cap (P32) (P55) Battery Main fuse (P94) (P93) Fuse box Seat (P53) Left side cover (P54) Crankcase breather (P75) (P65) Drive chain Side stand (P64) (P31) Shift lever
  • Page 24 Instruments B button A button Display Check When the ignition switch is turned on, all the mode and digital segments will show. If any part of these displays does not come on when it should, have your dealer check for problems.
  • Page 25 Odometer [TOTAL] & Tripmeter [TRIP A/B] A button switches between odometer & tripmeters at the ordinary display. • Odometer: Total distance ridden. • Tripmeter: Distance ridden since tripmeter was reset (press and hold B button to reset to 0.0 km/ mile at the tripmeter display).
  • Page 26 Instruments Adjustment Mode By the following conditions, the adjustment You can adjust the following settings. mode can also return to the ordinary display • Clock setting. and the adjustment will be set. • (E type only) Changing of speed and •...
  • Page 27 Press A button. The speed and mileage units Press A button. The minute digits start is set, and then the display moves to the flashing. clock setting. 2 To set the clock: (Except E type) Press B button until the desired minute is Turn the ignition switch on.
  • Page 28 Indicators Neutral indicator High coolant temperature indicator Comes on when the Comes on briefly when the ignition transmission is in Neutral. switch is turned on with the engine stop switch in the RUN position. (P79) If it comes on while riding: 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...
  • Page 29 Right turn signal indicator Left turn signal indicator High beam indicator
  • Page 30 Switches Engine stop switch Should normally remain in the position. In an emergency, switch to the position to stop the engine. Horn button Turn signal switch Start button Pressing the switch turns the Headlight turns off when turn signal off. operating the starter motor.
  • Page 31 Ignition Switch Turns engine off. Switches the electrical system on/off, locks the steering. Turns electrical Key can be removed when in the OFF LOCK system on for or LOCK position. Locks steering. starting/riding. ❙ Steering Lock Locking Lock the steering when parking to help Turn the handlebar all the way to the left.
  • Page 32: Starting The Engine

    Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Shift the transmission to Neutral ( indicator comes on). Alternatively, pull in the clutch lever to start your motorcycle with the transmission in gear so long as the side stand is raised.
  • Page 33: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears Your motorcycle transmission has six forward gears in a one-down, five-up shift pattern. If you put the motorcycle in gear with the side stand down, the engine will shut off.
  • Page 34 Do not fill with fuel above the filler neck. Petrol is highly flammable and Fuel type: Unleaded petrol only explosive. You can be burned or Fuel octane number: Your motorcycle is seriously injured when handling fuel. designed to use Research Octane Number (RON) 91 or higher.
  • Page 35 Storage Equipment ❙ Helmet Holder Unlocking The helmet holder is located on the left side Open the lock cover, insert the ignition key of the motorcycle. and turn it counterclockwise. ❙ Locking Ignition key Helmet Hang your helmet on the holder pin and holder push it in to lock.
  • Page 36 Storage Equipment Document Bag Tool Kit The document bag is located under the seat. The tool kit is stored in the tool box located on the left side of the motorcycle. Document bag Tool box Ignition ❙ (P53) Removing the Seat...
  • Page 37: 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. 36 Side Stand...........P. 64 Maintenance Schedule ......P. 37 Drive Chain ..........P. 65 Maintenance Fundamentals ..... P. 40 Wheels ............P.
  • Page 38: Importance Of Maintenance

    WARNING ● Stop the engine and remove the key. ● Park your motorcycle on a firm, level surface Improperly maintaining your using the side stand or a maintenance stand motorcycle or failing to correct a to provide support. problem before you ride can cause a ●...
  • Page 39: Maintenance Schedule

    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 40 : Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace if necessary) you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. : Lubricate Procedures are provided in an official Honda Shop Manual. : Replace : Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle : Clean serviced by your dealer.
  • Page 41 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Pre-ride Annual Regular Refer to Items Check × 1,000 km Check Replace page P. 40 × 1,000 mi Drive Chain Every 1,000 km (600 mi): Drive Chain Slider Brake Fluid 2 Years Brake Pads Wear Brake System Brake Light Switch Headlight Aim Lights/Horn...
  • Page 42: Maintenance Fundamentals

    ● Engine stop switch − Check for proper function. Check the following items before you ride ● Clutch − Check operation; motorcycle: Adjust freeplay if necessary. P. 71 ● Fuel level − Fill fuel tank when necessary. ● Side stand ignition cut-off system − Check P.
  • Page 43 Maintenance Fundamentals Before riding off-road check all of the preceding plus the following: ● Make sure spokes are tight. Check the rims for any damage. P. 70 ● Be sure the fuel fill cap is securely fastened. P. 32 ● Check for loose cables and other parts, and anything that appears abnormal.
  • Page 44 Maintenance Fundamentals Replacing Parts Always use Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents to ensure reliability and safety. When ordering coloured components, specify the model name, colour, and code mentioned on the colour label. The colour label is attached to the frame near the rear brake fluid reservoir.
  • Page 45 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 46 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. P. 93 ❙...
  • Page 47 For recommended engine oil, see Conserving” on the circular API service symbol. “Specifications.” P. 107 If you use non-Honda engine oil, check the label to make sure that the oil satisfies all of the following standards: ● JASO T 903 standard : MA ●...
  • Page 48 NOTICE have the sprocket replaced by your dealer. Brake fluid can damage plastic and painted surfaces. Wipe up spills immediately and wash thoroughly. Recommended brake fluid: Honda DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid or equivalent Normal Worn Damaged (GOOD)
  • Page 49 Avoid getting lubricant on the brakes or tyres. recommended lubricant. If not available, use Avoid applying excess chain lubricant to prevent SAE 80 or 90 gear oil. spray onto your clothes and the motorcycle. Recommended lubricant: Drive chain lubricant designed Recommended Coolant specifically for O-ring chains.
  • Page 50 Service more frequently when riding in rain, at nails or other foreign full throttle, or after the motorcycle is washed objects embedded in the or overturned. Service if the deposit level can be side of the tyre or the seen in the transparent section of the drain tread.
  • Page 51 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 52 Always use the size and type of tyres ● Have the wheel balanced with Honda recommended in this owner’s manual. Genuine balance weights or equivalents after the tyre is installed. ●...
  • Page 53 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 54: Tool Kit

    Tool kit The tool kit is stored in the tool box. P. 34 You can perform some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement with the tools contained in the kit. ● Spark plug wrench ● 10 mm Box wrench ●...
  • Page 55: Removing & Installing Body Components

    Removing & Installing Body Components Seat The seat must be removed to access the owner's manual. ❙ Removal Hook bolt Prongs 1. Remove the collars and hook bolts. Collars Recess 2. Pull the seat back and up. ❙ Installation 1. Align the recess with the tab and insert the prongs into the front stay and rear Seat stay.
  • Page 56: Left Side Cover

    Removing & Installing Body Components Left Side Cover Left Side Cover The left side cover must be removed to access the battery, main fuse and fuse box. ❙ Removal 1. Remove the bolt. Grommet 2. Remove the prong from the grommet. 3.
  • Page 57: Battery

    Removing & Installing Body Components Battery ❙ Battery Removal Make sure the ignition switch is off. 1. Remove the left side cover. P. 54 2. Remove the bolts. Negative Positive 3. Remove the battery holder. terminal terminal 4. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery.
  • Page 58: Engine Oil

    2. Turn the ignition switch off, stop the Upper level engine and wait 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Place your motorcycle in an upright position on a firm, level surface. 4. Check that the oil level is between the upper and lower level marks in the oil Lower level inspection window.
  • Page 59: Adding Engine Oil

    “Maintenance upper level mark. Fundamentals.” P. 45 Place your motorcycle in an upright position on a firm, level surface when checking the oil level. Do not overfill above the upper level mark.
  • Page 60: Changing Engine Oil & Filter

    Changing the oil and filter requires special tools. We recommend that you have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer. Use a new Honda Genuine oil filter or equivalent specified for your model. NOTICE Using the wrong oil filter can result in serious damage to Drain bolt the engine.
  • Page 61 Engine Oil Changing Engine Oil & Filter 7. Install a new oil filter with the “OUT- 11. Check the oil level. P. 56 SIDE” mark facing out. 12. Check that there are no oil leaks. 8. Install the spring into the oil filter cover, NOTICE and then install a new gasket and oil Improper installation of the oil filter can result in serious...
  • Page 62: Coolant

    Coolant Checking the Coolant If the coolant level is dropping noticeably or the reserve tank is empty, you likely have a 1. Place your motorcycle on a firm, level serious leak. Have your motorcycle inspected surface. by your dealer. 2. Hold your motorcycle in an upright position.
  • Page 63: Changing Coolant

    Coolant Changing Coolant 2. Remove the reserve tank cap and add fluid while monitoring the coolant level. Do not overfill above the upper level mark. Make sure no foreign objects enter the reserve tank opening. 3. Securely reinstall the cap. WARNING Reserve tank cap Removing the radiator cap while the...
  • Page 64: Brakes

    Checking Brake Fluid If the brake fluid level in either reservoir is below the LOWER level mark or the brake 1. Place your motorcycle in an upright lever and pedal freeplay becomes excessive, position on a firm, level surface. inspect the brake pads for wear. If the brake...
  • Page 65: Inspecting The Brake Pads

    Check the condition of the brake pad groove Rear Inspect the brake pads from the wear indicators. rear right of the motorcycle. The pads need to be replaced if a brake pad If necessary have the pads replaced by your is worn to the indicator.
  • Page 66: Side Stand

    If the side stand is stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean grease. 2. Check the spring for damage or loss of tension. 3. Sit on the motorcycle, put the transmission in Neutral, and raise the side stand.
  • Page 67: Drive Chain

    If the slack is not constant at 25 to 35 mm (1.0 to 1.4 in) all points, some links may be kinked and Do not ride your motorcycle if the slack binding. exceeds 50 mm (2.0 in).
  • Page 68: Adjusting The Drive Chain Slack

    P. 47 Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack Adjusting the chain requires special tools. Have the drive chain slack adjusted by your dealer. 1. Place your motorcycle on the side stand Rear axle nut Lock nut on a level surface. Lock nut 2.
  • Page 69 Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack 5. Turn both adjusting bolts an equal 7. Tighten the rear axle nut. number of turns until the correct drive Torque: 88 N·m (9.0 kgf·m, 65 lbf·ft). chain slack is obtained. Turn the adjusting 8.
  • Page 70 Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack ❙ Checking the Drive Chain Wear Indicator Check the chain wear label when adjusting groove the drive chain. If the indicator groove on the Red zone chain adjuster plate enters the red zone on the label after the chain has been adjusted to the proper slack, the chain is excessively worn and must be replaced.
  • Page 71 Drive Chain Checking the Drive Chain Slider Checking the Drive Chain Slider Drive chain slider Check the condition of the drive chain slider. The drive chain slider need to be replaced if it is worn to the wear limit indicator or wear limit line.
  • Page 72: Wheels

    “true.” If the wobble maintaining correct spoke tension is critical is noticeable, see your dealer for to safe motorcycle operation. inspection. During the first 1,000 km (600 miles), spokes will loosen more rapidly due to the initial seating of the parts.
  • Page 73: Clutch

    Clutch Checking the Clutch Check the clutch cable for kinks or signs of wear. If necessary have it replaced by your dealer. ❙ Checking the Clutch Lever Freeplay Lubricate the clutch cable with a commercially available cable lubricant to Check the clutch lever freeplay. prevent premature wear and corrosion.
  • Page 74: Adjusting The Clutch Lever

    Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay Adjusting the Clutch Lever Minor clutch Freeplay cable adjuster ❙ Minor Adjustment Minor Attempt adjustment with the minor clutch lock nut cable adjuster first. – Rubber dust 1. Pull back the rubber dust cover. cover 2.
  • Page 75 5. Start the engine, pull the clutch lever in, If proper adjustment cannot be obtained or and shift into gear. Make sure the engine the clutch does not work correctly, see your does not stall and the motorcycle does not dealer.
  • Page 76: Throttle

    If the throttle does not 3. Tighten the lock nut and inspect the move smoothly, close automatically, or if the throttle action again. cable is damaged, have the motorcycle inspected by your dealer. Adjuster Throttle grip Freeplay at the throttle grip flange: –...
  • Page 77: 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 78: Other Adjustments

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Brake Light Switch You can adjust vertical aim of the headlight for proper alignment. Turn the pinion using a Check the operation of the brake light Phillips screwdriver provided in the tool kit switch.
  • Page 79: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Engine Will Not Start......... P. 78 Tyre Puncture ..........P. 82 Overheating (High coolant temperature Electrical Trouble........P. 88 indicator is on) ......... P. 79 Battery Goes Dead ........P. 88 Warning Indicators On ......P. 80 Burned-out Light Bulb .......P. 88 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Blown Fuse..........P.
  • Page 80: Engine Will Not Start

    P. 55 ● lamp (MIL) is on. Check the condition of the battery. P. 88 If the indicator light is on, contact your If the problem continues, have your dealer as soon as possible. motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
  • Page 81: Overheating (High Coolant Temperature Indicator Is On)

    Suspect a fault. Do not start the engine. ● If this occurs, pull safely to the side of the Transport your motorcycle to your dealer. road and perform the following procedure. If the fan is operating: Extended fast idling may cause the high Allow the engine to cool with the ignition coolant temperature indicator comes on.
  • Page 82: Warning Indicators On

    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 83: 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 84: 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 or tube repair can be After an emergency repair, always have the risky.
  • Page 85 1. Park on a firm, level surface. 2. Loosen the axle pinch bolts. 3. Loosen the front axle shaft. 4. Support your motorcycle securely and raise the front wheel off the ground using a maintenance stand or a hoist. 5. Remove the front axle shaft, side collars and wheel.
  • Page 86 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels Installation 7. Raise the front wheel off the ground 1. Attach the side collars to the wheel. again, and check that the wheel rotates 2. On the right side, place the wheel freely after you release the brake. between the fork legs and insert the 8.
  • Page 87 Removing Wheels ❙ Rear Wheel Adjusting bolt Removal 1. Support your motorcycle securely and raise the rear wheel off the ground using a maintenance stand or a hoist. Lock nut 2. Loosen the rear axle nut and lock nuts, and turn the adjusting bolts so the rear wheel can be moved all the way forward for maximum drive chain slack.
  • Page 88 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 6. Remove the brake caliper bracket, rear NOTICE wheel and side collars. 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 89 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 3. Adjust the drive chain. P. 66 If a torque wrench was not used for 4. Install and tighten the rear axle nut. installation, see your dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Torque: 88 N·m (9.0 kgf·m, 65 lbf·ft). Improper assembly may lead to loss of 5.
  • Page 90: Electrical Trouble

    Do not use an automobile-type battery Allow the bulb to cool before replacing it. charger, as these can overheat a motorcycle Do not use bulbs other than those specified. battery and cause permanent damage. Check the replacement bulb for correct If the battery does not recover after operation before riding.
  • Page 91 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Headlight Bulb 4. Remove the dust cover. 5. Press the pin down and pull out the bulb 1. Remove the bolts. without turning it. 2. Remove the headlight assembly. 6. Install a new bulb and parts in the reverse 3.
  • Page 92 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ ❙ Position Light Bulb Brake/Tail Light Bulb 1. Remove the bolts A. Bulb 2. Remove the number plate bracket. 3. Remove the bolt B, collar A, bolts C and collars B. Bolts A Bolt B Collar A Socket 1.
  • Page 93 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb 4. Remove the hook bolts and collars. 6. Turn the socket counterclockwise, and 5. Move the brake/tail light assembly remove it. backward while raising the rear fender. 7. Slightly press the bulb and turn it counterclockwise.
  • Page 94 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Front/Rear Turn Signal Bulb 1. Remove the screw. 2. Remove the turn signal lens. 3. Slightly press the bulb and turn it counterclockwise. Turn signal lens Bulb Screw 4. Install a new bulb and parts in the reverse order of removal.
  • Page 95: Blown Fuse

    Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse Blown Fuse Spare fuses Before handling fuses, see “Inspecting and Replacing Fuses.” P. 44 ❙ Fuse Box Fuses 1. Remove the left side cover. P. 54 2. Open the fuse box. 3. Pull the fuses out with the fuse puller in the tool kit one by one check for a blown fuse.
  • Page 96: Main Fuse

    Spare main fuse is provided on the starter magnetic switch. 4. Install the left side cover. NOTICE If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an electrical problem. Have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer. Starter magnetic Spare switch main fuse...
  • Page 97: Information

    Keys.............P. 96 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features..P. 97 Fuels Containing Alcohol......P. 98 Catalytic Converter ........P. 99 Caring for Your Motorcycle.....P. 100 Storing Your Motorcycle ......P. 102 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....P. 103 You & the Environment ......P. 104 Serial Numbers .........P. 105...
  • Page 98: Keys

    Keys Keys Ignition key Be sure to record the key number provided with the original keys and record it in this manual. Store the spare key in a safe location. To make a duplicate, take the spare key or the key number to your dealer.
  • Page 99: Instruments, Controls, & Other Features

    Doing so when riding will cause the stops the engine and fuel pump if the engine to suddenly turn off, making riding motorcycle falls over. To reset the sensor, you unsafe. must turn the ignition switch to OFF and back...
  • Page 100: Fuels Containing Alcohol

    Use of blended fuels containing higher than approved percentages can damage metal, rubber, plastic parts of The following fuel blends can be used in your your fuel system. motorcycle: If you notice any undesirable operating ● Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) 10 % by volume symptoms or performance problems, try a (max).
  • Page 101: 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 102: Caring For Your Motorcycle

    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 103 Caring for Your Motorcycle ❙ Washing Precautions should dissipate after a few minutes of Follow these guidelines when washing: running the engine. ● ● Do not use high-pressure washers: Do not use waxes containing compounds at High-pressure water cleaners can damage...
  • Page 104: Storing Your Motorcycle

    Storing Your Motorcycle Wash gently using a soft sponge and plenty of water. ● To remove stubborn stains, use diluted If you store your motorcycle outdoors, you detergent and rinse thoroughly with plenty of should consider using a full-body motorcycle water. cover.
  • Page 105: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    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. Never try to tow your motorcycle with a wheel or wheels on the ground.
  • Page 106: 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 107: 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 108: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications ■ Main Components Displacement 250 cm (15.3 cu-in) Type MD38 Bore × stroke 76.0 × 55.0 mm (2.99 × 2.17 in) Overall length 2,195 mm (86.4 in) Compression ratio 10.7:1 Overall width 815 mm (32.1 in) Unleaded petrol Fuel Overall height 1,195 mm (47.0 in)
  • Page 109: Service Data

    Tyres Rear IRC GP-22R Recommended Front 150 kPa (1.50 kgf/cm , 22 psi) Tyre air Honda DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid brake fluid pressure Rear 150 kPa (1.50 kgf/cm , 22 psi) Cooling system Front 3.0 mm (0.12 in) Minimum 1.02 litres (1.08 US qt, 0.90 Imp qt)
  • Page 110: Torque Specifications

    Specifications ■ Torque Specifications Recommended drive Drive chain lubricant designed specifically chain lubricant for O-ring chains Hook bolts 21 N·m (2.1 kgf·m, 15 lbf·ft) Drive chain slack 25 to 35 mm (1.0 to 1.4 in) Engine oil drain bolt 24 N·m (2.4 kgf·m, 18 lbf·ft) DID 520VF Oil filter cover bolts 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 9 lbf·ft)
  • Page 111: Index

    Position Light ........... 90 Environment ..........104 Rear Turn Signal........92 Equipment Owner’s Manual......... 34, 97 Tool Kit ............ 52 Caring for Your Motorcycle ....100 Clutch System ..........71 Colour label..........42 Coolant ..........47, 60 Crankcase Breather........75
  • Page 112 Flooded Engine ......... 30 Ignition Cut-off System Frame Number......... 105 Banking Sensor .........97 Fuel Side Stand ..........64 Gauge ............23 Ignition key ..........96 Recommended ......... 32 Ignition Switch........29, 30 Remaining ..........23 Image Labels ..........6 Tank Capacity........... 32 Indicators............26 Fuels Containing Alcohol......98 Instruments ..........22 Fuses.............
  • Page 113 Maintenance Parking............14 Fundamentals .......... 40 Parts Location ..........20 Importance ..........36 Petrol..........15, 32, 98 Safety ............36 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Schedule ..........37 malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ..26, 80 Maximum Weight Limit......18 Protective Apparel ........11 Modifications ..........
  • Page 114 Stopping Engine........97 Storage Equipment..........33 Warning Indicators On ......80 Owner’s Manual......... 34, 97 Washing Your Motorcycle.......100 Tool kit............. 34 Weight Limit ..........18 Storing Your Motorcycle......102 Wheels Switches ............. 28 Front removal ...........83 Rear removal..........85 Rims & Spokes ..........70

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