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    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.

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    ● 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 CB1100A ED type.

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    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 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Motorcycle Safety P. 2 Operation Guide P. 18 Maintenance P. 36 Troubleshooting P. 79 Information P. 99 Specifications P. 113 Index P. 116...

  • 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. 11 Riding Precautions ........P. 12 Accessories & Modifications......P. 15 Loading ............P. 16...

  • Page 6: Safety Guidelines

    ● Stop the engine and keep sparks and flame footpegs, even when the motorcycle is stopped. away before filling the fuel tank. ● Do not run the engine in enclosed or partly Take Time to Learn &...

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    If you decide to continue riding, first evaluate drink. Don’t drink and ride, and don’t let your the condition of your motorcycle. If the engine friends drink and ride either. is still running, turn it off. Inspect for fluid leaks,...

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    If you run the engine in confined or even partly enclosed area, the air you breathe could contain a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. Never run your motorcycle inside a garage or other enclosure.

  • Page 9: Image Labels

    In the interest of safety, take the injury. Others provide important safety motorcycle to be serviced only by your dealer. information. Read this information carefully and don’t remove the labels. DANGER (with RED background)

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    • 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.

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    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.

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    Image Labels TYRE INFORMATION LABEL Cold tyre pressure: [Driver only] Front 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm , 36 psi) Rear 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm , 42 psi) [Driver and passenger] Front 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm , 36 psi) Rear 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm , 42 psi) Tyre size: Front...

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    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 14: Safety Precautions

    Protective Apparel protective apparel. Make sure that you and any passenger are ❙ Gloves wearing an approved motorcycle helmet, eye Full-finger leather gloves with high abrasion protection, and high-visibility protective resistance clothing. Ride defensively in response to ❙...

  • Page 15: Riding Precautions

    Avoid hard braking and rapid down-shifts. reduce speed. ● Ride conservatively. ❙ Combined ABS Your motorcycle is equipped with a brake Brakes system that distributes the braking force Observe the following guidelines: between the front and rear brakes. ● For full braking effectiveness, operate both The distribution of the braking force applied to the front and rear brakes together.

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    Park on a firm, level paved surface. ● when applying the brakes. This is normal. If you must park on a slight incline or loose surface, park so that the motorcycle cannot ❙ Engine Braking move or fall over. ●...

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    Refuelling and Fuel Guidelines 2. Using the side stand Push the side stand down. Follow these guidelines to protect the engine Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until its and catalytic converter: ● weight rests on the side stand.

  • 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: Loading

    Maximum weight capacity / Maximum luggage weight P. 113 ● Tie all luggage securely, evenly balanced and close to the centre of the motorcycle. ● Do not place objects near the lights or the muffler.

  • Page 21: Operation Guide

    Parts Location Rear brake fluid reservoir (P63) (P55) Battery (P71) Air cleaner Front brake fluid reservoir (P63) (P75) Front brake lever Throttle grip (P74) (P59) Engine oil fill cap (P61) Engine oil filter Engine oil inspection window (P59) Rear brake pedal Rear suspension spring (P77) preload adjuster...

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    Front suspension spring (P76) preload adjuster (P65) Clutch fluid reservoir (P75) Clutch lever Fuel fill cap (P32) (P52) Seat (P97) Fuse box Main fuse (P98) (P98) FI fuse Rear suspension spring (P77) preload adjuster (P67) Drive chain Side stand (P66) Centre stand (P31) Engine oil drain bolt...

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    Instruments Tachometer NOTICE Do not operate the engine in the tachometer red zone. Excessive engine speed can adversely affect engine life. Tachometer red zone (excessive engine rpm range) Speedometer This is shows your speed in kilometer per hour (km/h) and/or miles per hour (mph) depend on type.

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    Fuel gauge Remaining fuel when only 1st (E) segment starts flashing: approximately 3.5 litres (0.92 US gal, 0.77 Imp gal). Fuel Gauge Failure Indication If the fuel system has an error, the fuel gauge indicators will be repeated flashing or turning off.

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    Instruments (Continued) Clock button button Odometer [ODO] & Tripmeter [TRIP A/B] button switches between odometer and tripmeters. • Odometer: Total distance ridden. • Tripmeter: Distance ridden since tripmeter was reset (press and hold button to reset to 0.0 km/mile).

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    Display Setting To set the clock: You can adjust the two settings. Turn the ignition switch on. • Clock setting Press and hold buttons until the • (E type only) Changing of mileage unit hour digits start flashing. Ordinary display Press button until the desired hour and AM/PM are displayed.

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    Press button until the desired minute is (Except E type) displayed. Press and hold buttons until the Press and hold to advance the minute display stops flashing. The clock is set. fast. (E type only) Press button. The clock is set, and then the display moves to the changing of the mileage unit.

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    Changing the mileage unit: (E type only) After clock setting, the mileage unit start flashing. Press button to select either km or mile. Press and hold buttons until the display stops flashing. The mileage unit is set. The setting can also be set by turning the ignition switch off.

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    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. If it comes on while engine is running: (P82) ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) indicator Comes on when the ignition switch is turned on.

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    Left turn signal indicator (P101) HISS indicator • Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned on with the engine stop switch in the (Run) position. Goes off if the ignition key has the correct coding. • Flashes every 2 seconds for 24 hours when the ignition switch is turned off.

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    Switches Engine stop switch Should normally remain in the (Run) position. In an emergency, switch to (Off) position (the starter motor will not operate) to stop the engine. Hazard switch Switchable when the ignition Horn button switch is on. Can be turned to off regardless of the ignition switch Turn signal switch position.

  • Page 32: Steering Lock

    Ignition Switch Turns electrical Switches the electrical system on/off, locks the system on for steering. starting/riding. Key can be removed when in the OFF or LOCK Turns engine off. position. LOCK Locks steering. ❙ Steering Lock Locking Locks the steering when parking to help Turn the handlebar all the way to the left.

  • Page 33: Starting The Engine

    • Do not “BLIP” the throttle (open and close rapidly) or idle for a long time, as the engine may be damaged by overheating. • Do not leave the motorcycle unattended while the Make sure the engine stop switch is in the engine is running.

  • Page 34: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears Your motorcycle transmission has five forward gears in a one-down, four-up shift pattern. If you put the motorcycle in gear with the side stand down, the engine will shut off.

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    Do not fill with fuel above the filler neck. explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Fuel type: Unleaded petrol only Fuel octane number: Your motorcycle is • Stop the engine, and keep heat, designed to use Research Octane Number sparks, and flame away.

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    Storage Equipment Helmet holder Helmet holders are located on the left side below the seat and under the seat. Use the helmet holders only when parked. Helmet holder Helmet holder ❙ (P52) Removing the Seat WARNING Ignition key Riding with a helmet attached to the holder can interfere with the rear wheel or suspension and could cause a crash in which you can be seriously...

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    U-shaped lock/Document bag Under side of Space to store a U-shaped lock is located the seat under the seat. A document bag is located on the underside of the seat. Document bag Tool kit A tool kit is located under the seat. There is U-shaped lock also space to store light weight items.

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    Tool kit Centre compartment The tool kit is held in the Never exceed the maximum centre compartment by a weight limit. rubber strap. Maximum Weight: 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) Do not store any items that are flammable or susceptible to heat damage.

  • Page 39: 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. 37 Side Stand ..........P. 66 Maintenance Schedule.......P. 38 Drive Chain..........P. 67 Maintenance Fundamentals ......P. 41 Air Cleaner ..........

  • Page 40: 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, centre stand or a motorcycle or failing to correct a maintenance stand to provide support.

  • Page 41: 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.

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    : 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. continued...

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    Maintenance Schedule Frequency Pre-ride Annual Regular Refer to Items Check × 1,000 km Check Replace page P. 41 × 1,000 mi Drive Chain Slider Brake Fluid 2 Years Brake Pads Wear Brake System Brakelight Switch Headlight Aim Lights/Horn – Engine Stop Switch –...

  • Page 44: Maintenance Fundamentals

    P. 65 ● Side stand ignition cut-off system-Check Check the following items before you ride for proper function. P. 66 your motorcycle: ● Wheels and tyres-Check condition, air ● Fuel level-Fill fuel tank when necessary. pressure and adjust if necessary.

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    P. 52 WARNING Installing non-Honda parts may make your motorcycle unsafe and cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always use Honda Genuine Parts or equivalents that have been designed...

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    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.

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    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. 97 ❙...

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    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.

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    Maintenance Fundamentals If the chain does not move smoothly, makes Brake Fluid (Clutch Fluid) strange noises, has damaged rollers or loose Do not add or replace brake fluid, except in an pins or missing O-rings, or kinks, have the chain emergency.

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    Drive chain lubricant designed specifically Crankcase Breather for O-ring chains Service more frequently when riding in rain, at full throttle, or after the motorcycle is washed or overturned. Service if the deposit level can be seen in the transparent section of the drain tube.

  • Page 51

    Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ Inspecting for Abnormal Wear Tyres (Inspecting/Replacing) Inspect the tyres for ❙ Checking the Air Pressure signs of abnormal Visually inspect your tyres and use an air wear on the contact pressure gauge to measure the air pressure at surface.

  • Page 52

    Excessive heat build-up can maintenance. cause the tube to burst. ● Use only tubeless tyres on this motorcycle. Germany The rims are designed for tubeless tyres, and German law prohibits use of tyres whose tread during hard acceleration or braking, a tube- depth is less than 1.6 mm.

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    Maintenance Fundamentals WARNING Installing improper tyres on your motorcycle can adversely affect handling and stability, and can cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Always use the size and type of tyres recommended in this owner’s manual.

  • Page 54: Tool Kit

    Tool kit The tool kit is stored under the seat. P. 35 You can perform some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement with the tools contained in the kit. ● Screwdriver handle ● Extension bar ● Pin spanner ● 5 mm Hex wrench ●...

  • Page 55: Removing & Installing Body Components

    Removing & Installing Body Components ❙ Seat Removal 1. Insert the ignition key into the helmet Prongs holder, and turn it clockwise. Seat 2. Pull the seat unlock lever downward to unlock the seat. 3. Pull the seat back and up. Rear stays ❙...

  • Page 56: Side Cover

    Removing & Installing Body Components Side Cover Side Cover The right and left side covers can be removed in the same way. The right side cover must be removed for the ❙ Removal air cleaner maintenance. The left side cover must be removed for the 1.

  • Page 57: Clip

    Removing & Installing Body Components Clip ❙ Clip Installation The clip must be removed to remove the battery. ❙ Removal 1. Push the bottom of the centre pin. 2. Insert the clip into the hole. 3. Press down on the centre pin to lock the clip.

  • Page 58: Battery

    Removing & Installing Body Components Battery ❙ Battery Removal Make sure the ignition switch is off. 1. Remove the seat. P. 52 Clip 2. Remove the tool kit. 3. Remove the screw and clip. P. 54 4. Remove the battery cover. Battery cover Screw continued...

  • Page 59

    Removing & Installing Body Components Battery 5. Disconnect the negative terminal from Negative Positive the battery. terminal terminal 6. Disconnect the positive terminal from the battery. 7. Remove the battery taking care not to drop the terminal nuts. ❙ Installation Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

  • Page 60: Spark Plugs

    Spark Plugs Checking Spark Plugs Spark plug cap For the recommended spark plugs, see “Specifications.” P. 114 Use only the recommended type of spark plugs in the recommended heat range. NOTICE Using spark plugs an improper heat range can cause engine damage.

  • Page 61

    Spark Plugs Checking Spark Plugs 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 1/5 turn after it seats ●...

  • Page 62: Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Checking the Engine Oil Oil level inspection 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand window on a firm, level surface. Upper level 2. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for 3 to 5 minutes. 3. Turn the ignition switch off, stop the Wiper engine and wait 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Page 63: Adding Engine Oil

    “Maintenance upper level mark. Fundamentals.” P. 45 Place your motorcycle on its centre stand on a firm, level surface when checking the oil level. Do not overfill above the upper level mark.

  • Page 64: Changing Engine Oil & Filter

    Using the wrong oil filter can result in serious damage to Drain bolt the engine. 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand on a firm, level surface. 2. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Page 65

    Engine Oil Changing Engine Oil & Filter 6. Remove the oil filter with a filter wrench 7. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the and let the remaining oil drain out. Make rubber seal of a new oil filter. sure the prior seal is not stuck to the 8.

  • Page 66: Brakes/clutch

    Checking Brake Fluid If the brake fluid level in either reservoir is below the LOWER level mark or the brake 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand lever and pedal freeplay becomes excessive, on a firm, level surface. inspect the brake pads for wear. If the brake...

  • Page 67: Inspecting The Brake Pads

    Brakes/Clutch Inspecting the Brake Pads Inspecting the Brake Pads Rear Inspect the brake pads from the rear right of the motorcycle. Check the condition of the brake pad groove If necessary have the pads replaced by your wear indicators. dealer.

  • Page 68

    Checking the Clutch Fluid Clutch fluid reservoir LOWER level mark 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand on a firm, level surface. 2. Check that the clutch fluid reservoir cap is horizontal and that the fluid level is above the LOWER level mark.

  • Page 69: Side Stand

    If the engine doesn’t stop, have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer. Side stand spring 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand on a firm, level surface. 2. Check that the side stand operates smoothly. If the side stand is stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean grease.

  • Page 70: Drive Chain

    Have the chain inspected by your dealer. 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand on a firm, level surface. 2. Stop the engine. Place the transmission in 4. Rotate the rear wheel and check that the Neutral.

  • Page 71: Adjusting The Drive Chain Slack

    Adjusting bolt Adjusting the chain requires special tools. Scale Have the drive chain slack adjusted by your dealer. 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand on a firm, level surface. 2. Stop the engine. Place the transmission Adjuster in Neutral.

  • Page 72

    Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack 4. Turn both adjusting bolts an equal 6. Tighten the rear axle nut. number of turns until the correct drive Torque: 113 N·m (11.5 kgf·m, 83 lbf·ft). chain slack is obtained. Turn the 7.

  • Page 73

    Drive Chain Checking the Drive Chain Slider ❙ Checking the Drive Chain Slider Checking the Drive Chain Wear Check the chain wear label when adjusting Check the condition of the drive chain slider. the drive chain. If the red zone on the label The drive chain slider need to be replaced if a aligns with the rear end of the swingarm chain slider is worn to the wear limit line.

  • Page 74: Air Cleaner

    Air Cleaner Changing/Cleaning Air Cleaner Air cleaner Element housing cover Use a new Honda Genuine air cleaner element or equivalent specified for your model. NOTICE Using the wrong air cleaner element can result in serious damage to the engine. Attaching screws 1.

  • Page 75

    Air Cleaner Changing/Cleaning Air Cleaner Element 4. Thoroughly clean the inside of the air cleaner housing. 5. Install the air cleaner element. 6. Install the parts in the reverse order of removal.

  • Page 76: Crankcase Breather

    Crankcase Breather 1. Place a drain pan under the crankcase Front breather tube. 2. Remove the crankcase breather tube plug and drain deposits. 3. Reinstall the plug. Crankcase breather tube plug Rear Crankcase breather tube plug...

  • Page 77: 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 Throttle grip Adjuster inspected by your dealer. Freeplay at the throttle grip flange: 2 to 6 mm (0.1 to 0.2 in).

  • Page 78: Other Adjustments

    Other Adjustments ❙ Adjusting the Clutch and Brake Adjustment method Levers Turn the adjuster until the numbers align with the index mark while pushing the lever forward in the desired position. You can adjust the distances between the tip of the clutch lever and handle grip, and After adjustment, check that the levers between the tip of the brake lever and handle grip.

  • Page 79: Adjusting The Front Suspension

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension Adjusting the Front Suspension NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond its limits. ❙ Spring Preload Adjust both left and right forks to the same spring preload. You can adjust the spring preload by the adjuster to suit the load or the road surface.

  • Page 80: Adjusting The Rear Suspension

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Rear Suspension Adjusting the Rear Suspension NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond its limits. ❙ Spring Preload Adjust both left and right shock absorbers to the same spring preload. You can adjust the spring preload by the adjuster to suit the load or the road surface.

  • Page 81: Headlight Aim

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Brakelight Switch You can adjust vertical aim of the headlight for proper alignment. Loosen the bolts and Check the operation of the brakelight switch. move the headlight case as necessary. Turn the adjusting nut in the direction A if Tighten the bolts after adjustment.

  • Page 82: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Engine Will Not Start (HISS indicator stays Tyre Puncture ..........P. 84 on)............P. 80 Electrical Trouble........P. 92 Overheating (High oil temperature indicator Battery Goes Dead ........P. 92 is on) ............P. 81 Burned-out Light Bulb .......P. 92 Warning Indicators On or Flashing ..P. 82 Blown Fuse..........P.

  • Page 83: Engine Will Not Start (hiss Indicator Stays On)

    Check if there are no any metallic seals Does Not Start or stickers on the key. If the HISS indicator still stays on, have Check the following items: your motorcycle inspected by your ● Check the correct engine starting dealer. sequence P.

  • Page 84: Overheating (high Oil Temperature Indicator Is On)

    If the indicator comes on while idling or riding, stop the engine and let it cool down. If the indicator remains on or lights again, take the motorcycle to your dealer as soon as possible.

  • Page 85: Warning Indicators On Or Flashing

    Warning Indicators On or Flashing Low Oil Pressure Indicator If the engine oil level goes down rapidly, your motorcycle may have a leak or another If the low oil pressure indicator comes on, serious problem. Have your motorcycle pull safely to the side of the road and stop inspected by your dealer.

  • Page 86: Abs (anti-lock Brake System) Indicator

    If the indicator operates in one of the The ABS indicator may flash if you turn the following ways, you may have a serious rear wheel while your motorcycle is lifted off problem with the brake system. Reduce your the ground. In this case, turn the ignition speed and have your motorcycle inspected by switch off and then on again.

  • Page 87: Tyre Puncture

    Follow the instructions provided with the emergency tyre repair kit. Follow these procedures if you need to Riding your motorcycle with a temporary tyre remove a wheel in order to repair a puncture. repair is very risky. Do not exceed 50 km/h (30 mph).

  • Page 88: Front Wheel

    Support the brake caliper assembly so Removal that it doesn’t hang from the brake 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand hose. Do not twist the brake hose. on a firm, level surface. Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on 2.

  • Page 89

    8. Loosen the left axle pinch bolts. 6. Loosen the right axle pinch bolts. 9. On the left side, withdraw the front axle 7. Support your motorcycle securely and shaft, and remove the side collars and raise the front wheel off the ground wheel.

  • Page 90

    Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels Installation 4. Tighten the left axle pinch bolts to hold 1. Attach the side collars to the wheel. the axle. 2. On the left side, place the wheel 5. Tighten the axle bolt. between the fork legs and insert the Torque: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 43 lbf·ft).

  • Page 91

    Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 9. Install the left brake caliper and tighten 12. Retighten the left axle pinch bolts. the mounting bolts. Torque: 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m, 19 lbf·ft). Torque: 31 N·m (3.2 kgf·m, 23 lbf·ft). 13. Raise the front wheel off the ground Take care to prevent the brake caliper again, and check that the wheel rotates from scratching the wheel during...

  • Page 92

    4. Remove the drive chain from the rear wheel sprocket by pushing the rear Removal wheel forward. 1. Park your motorcycle on its centre stand 5. Remove the rear axle shaft, adjusters, on a firm, level surface. and adjusting bolts.

  • Page 93

    Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 6. Remove the brake caliper bracket and 2. Make sure that the lug on the swingarm is rear wheel, side collars. located in the slot on the brake caliper Support the brake caliper assembly so bracket. that it doesn’t hang from the brake Brake caliper bracket...

  • Page 94

    5. After installing the wheel, apply the brake pedal several times, then recheck the disc for caliper holder to disc clearance. Do not operate the motorcycle without adequate clearance. If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly.

  • Page 95: 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 96: Headlight Bulb

    Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Headlight Bulb Connector Seat rubber TOP mark Tabs Bulb Screw Headlight Screw continued...

  • Page 97

    Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb 1. Remove the screws from the headlight Do not touch the glass surface with your case. fingers. If you touch the bulb with your bare 2. Gently pull the lower end of the headlight hands, clean it with a cloth moistened with forward and remove the headlight.

  • Page 98

    Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ ❙ Position Light Bulb Brake/Tail Light Bulb Socket Socket Bolt Bolt Bulb Taillight lens 1. Remove the headlight. P. 93 1. Remove the taillight lens by removing the 2. Pull off the socket without turning. bolts.

  • Page 99

    Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Front/Rear Turn Signal Bulb 1. Remove the screw. Bulb 2. Remove the turn signal lens and lens packing. 3. Slightly press the bulb and turn it counterclockwise. Turn signal lens Socket 3. Slightly press the bulb and turn it counterclockwise.

  • Page 100: Blown Fuse

    Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse Blown Fuse 1. Remove the seat. P. 52 2. Remove the fuse box cover. Before handling fuses, see “Inspecting and 3. Using the fuse puller provided in the tool Replacing Fuses.” P. 44 kit ( P. 51), pull the fuses out one by one and check for a blown fuse.

  • Page 101

    Spare fuses are provided in the fuse box. P. 97 4. Reinstall parts in the reverse order of removal. NOTICE FI fuse Main fuse If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an electrical problem. Have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer.

  • Page 102: Information

    Keys............P. 100 Instruments, Controls, & Other FeaturesP. 101 Fuels Containing Alcohol......P. 104 Catalytic Converter ........P. 105 Caring for Your Motorcycle.....P. 106 Storing Your Motorcycle ......P. 109 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....P. 110 You & the Environment ......P. 111 Serial Numbers .........P. 112...

  • Page 103: Keys

    Keys Keys To make a duplicate key and register it with your HISS system, take the spare key, the key number plate, and the motorcycle to your Ignition key dealer. The ignition key contains a special coded chip that is recognized by the immobilizer system A metal key holder may cause damage to the (HISS) in order to start the engine.

  • Page 104: Instruments, Controls, & Other Featuresp

    Instruments, Controls, & Other Features Instruments, Controls, & Tripmeter Other Features The tripmeter A and B return to 0.0 when the read-out exceeds 999.9. Ignition Switch HISS The headlight is always on when the ignition The Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) switch is on.

  • Page 105

    Instruments, Controls, & Other Features 1. With the ignition switch on, press and hold South Africa only Singapore only button ( P. 22) for 2seconds or more when the display function mode is odometer. The HISS indicator flashes once. 2. Turn the ignition switch off. Morocco only EC Directive This immobilizer system complies with R &...

  • Page 106

    To reset the sensor, you must turn the ignition switch to OFF and back to the ON position before the engine can be...

  • Page 107: 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 (max).

  • Page 108: 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. ● contains precious metals that serve as catalysts Keep the engine in good running condition.

  • Page 109: 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 110

    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...

  • Page 111

    Caring for Your Motorcycle Aluminium Components Exhaust Pipe and Muffler Aluminium will corrode from contact with dirt, The exhaust pipe and muffler are stainless steel mud, or road salt. Clean aluminium parts but may become stained by mud or dust.

  • Page 112: Storing Your Motorcycle

    Coat chrome pieces with rust-inhibiting oil. ● Lubricate the drive chain. ● Place your motorcycle on its centre stand and position a block so that both tyres are off the ground. ● After rain, remove the body cover and allow...

  • Page 113: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle 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 114: You & The Environment

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

  • Page 115: Serial Numbers

    The frame and engine serial numbers uniquely Frame number 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 116: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications ■ Main Components Displacement 1,140 cm (69.5 cu-in) Type SC65 Bore × stroke 73.5 × 67.2 mm (2.89 × 2.65 in) Overall length 2,195 mm (86.4 in) Compression ratio 9.5:1 Overall width 835 mm (32.9 in) Unleaded petrol Fuel Overall height 1,130 mm (44.5 in)

  • Page 117: Service Data

    0.035 in) DID50ZVM2 or RK50LFOZ2 Standard drive Idle speed 1,100 ± 100 rpm chain No. of links Honda 4-stroke motorcycle oil Engine sprocket API Service Classification SG or higher, Standard Recommended Rear wheel excluding oils marked as “Energy Conserving,” sprocket sizes...

  • Page 118: Torque Specifications

    Specifications ■ ■ Bulbs Torque Specifications Headlight 12V-60/55W Engine oil drain bolt 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 lbf·ft) Brake/Tail light 12V-21/5W Oil filter 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m, 19 lbf·ft) Front turn signal lights 12V-21W × 2 Front wheel axle bolt 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m, 43 lbf·ft) Rear turn signal lights 12V-21W ×...

  • Page 119: Index

    Index Index ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ....12 Caring for Your Motorcycle ....106 ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) Indicator .. 26, Clock ............22 Clutch Accessories ..........15 Fluid ...........46, 65 Air Cleaner..........71 Colour label..........42 Crankcase Breather........73 Battery ..........43, 55 Brakelight Switch ........

  • Page 120

    Environment..........111 High Beam Indicator ......... 27 High Oil Temperature Indicator ..26, 81 HISS Indicator ......27, 80, 101 Flooded Engine ......... 30 Horn Button..........28 Frame Number ........112 Front Brake Lever Adjustment ....75 Front Suspension........76 Ignition Cut-off System Fuel Banking Sensor........

  • Page 121

    PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) mal- Maintenance function indicator lamp (MIL) ...26, 82 Fundamentals........... 41 Protective Apparel........11 Importance..........37 Safety............37 Schedule ..........38 Recommended Maximum Weight Limit ......16 Fuel ............32 Modifications..........15 Oil ............45 Refuelling...........32 Removal Neutral Indicator ........27 Clip............54 Seat ............52 Side Cover ..........53...

  • Page 122

    Replacing ........... 48, 84 Start Button......... 28, 30 Starting the Engine........30 Steering Lock..........29 Warning Indicators On......82 Stopping Engine ........101 Washing Your Motorcycle ...... 106 Storage Weight Limit..........16 Equipment ..........33 Wheels Owner’s Manual ......34, 103 Front removal ...........

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