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Honda CMX250C REBEL 2007 Owner's Manual

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with the motorcycle when it is resold.
This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda
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2006 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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  • Page 1 This manual should be considered a permanent part of the motorcycle and should remain with the motorcycle when it is resold. This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.
  • Page 2 2007 Honda CMX250C REBEL OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 3 It’s full of facts, instructions, safety information, When you own a Honda, you’re part of a and helpful tips. To make it easy to use, worldwide family of satisfied customers the manual contains a detailed list of people who appreciate Honda’s...
  • Page 4 California to cause cancer and birth motorcycle best and is dedicated to your defects or other reproductive harm. complete satisfaction. Please report any change of address or ownership to your Honda dealer so we will be able to contact you concerning important production information. Introduction...
  • Page 5 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this motorcycle safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.
  • Page 6 A Few Words About Safety You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings ––...
  • Page 7 Contents These pages give an overview of the Before Riding ........contents of your owner’s manual. The first The importance of wearing a helmet page of each section lists the topics and other protective gear, how to make covered in that section. sure you and your motorcycle are ready to ride, and important information about loading.
  • Page 8 ...... ID numbers, technical specifications, Why your motorcycle needs regular and other technical facts. maintenance, what you need to know before servicing your Honda, an owner maintenance schedule, and instructions Consumer Information ..... for specific maintenance and Information on warranties, emission adjustment items.
  • Page 10: Motorcycle Safety

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

    Important Safety Information Your motorcycle can provide many years Always Wear a Helmet of service and pleasure if you take It’s a proven fact: helmets significantly responsibility for your own safety and reduce the number and severity of head understand the challenges you can meet injuries.
  • Page 12 Important Safety Information Take Time to Learn & Practice Always pay attention to other vehicles Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, around you, and do not assume that other take time to become familiar with how drivers see you. Be prepared to stop this motorcycle works and handles.
  • Page 13 Important Safety Information Ride within Your Limits Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Pushing limits is another major cause of It’s important to keep your motorcycle motorcycle accidents. Never ride beyond properly maintained and in safe riding your personal abilities or faster than condition.
  • Page 14 Before you consider making any modifications or adding an We strongly recommend that you use only accessory, be sure to read the following genuine Honda accessories that have been information. specifically designed and tested for your motorcycle. Because Honda cannot test all...
  • Page 15 Accessories & Modifications Do not install any fairing or windscreen Modifications unless it was designed and tested by Honda for your motorcycle. Some fairings or windscreens, even smaller We strongly advise you not to remove any ones, can cause unstable handling of original equipment or modify your your motorcycle.
  • Page 16: Safety Labels

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

    Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ... gauges, indicators, and controls you would Indicators ..........normally use before or while riding your Controls & Features ........ motorcycle. Fuel Valve .......... Choke Lever ........The items listed on this page are described Ignition Switch ........
  • Page 19: Instruments & Controls

    Operation Component Locations ignition switch engine stop switch choke lever front brake lever clutch lever headlight dimmer switch throttle grip horn button turn signal switch start button Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20 Operation Component Locations steering lock rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 21 Operation Component Locations fuel valve helmet holder shift lever Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 22: Indicators

    Indicators The indicators on your motorcycle keep (1) speedometer you informed, alert you to possible (2) odometer problems, and make your riding safer and (3) gear range indicator more enjoyable. Refer to the indicators (4) turn signal indicator frequently. Their functions are described (5) neutral indicator on the following pages.
  • Page 23 ON and remain on until you select the low beam or shift out of neutral. If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer check for burned-out bulbs or other problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 24: Indicators

    Indicators speedometer Shows riding speed in miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) per hour. odometer Shows the total miles (USA) or kilometers (Canada) ridden. gear range indicator Shows proper speed range for each gear. turn signal indicator Flashes when either turn signal operates. (orange) neutral indicator (green) Lights when the transmission is in neutral.
  • Page 25: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features RES for extra fuel to get to a gas station Fuel Valve for refueling. LEFT SIDE For complete information about fueling your motorcycle, see page Choke Lever LEFT HANDLEBAR (1) fuel valve The fuel valve ( ) is located on the left side under the fuel tank.
  • Page 26: Ignition Switch

    Controls & Features FRONT Ignition Switch The ignition switch ( ) is used for starting and stopping the engine (page ). The ignition key is also used to lock the steering for theft prevention (page Insert the key and turn it to the right for the ON position.
  • Page 27: Start Button

    Controls & Features Start Button Engine Stop Switch RIGHT HANDLEBAR The start button ( ) is used for starting the engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See Starting Procedure, page When the start button is pushed, the starter motor will crank the engine;...
  • Page 28: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the Turn Signal Switch ignition switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal discharge.
  • Page 29: Horn Button

    Controls & Features Horn Button The horn is used to alert other motorists. To operate, push the horn button ( ). Tripmeter Reset Knob The tripmeter reset knob ( ) is used to reset the tripmeter to zero (0) by turning the knob in the direction shown.
  • Page 30: Before Riding

    Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride? ......you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........discusses how to evaluate your riding Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ..
  • Page 31: Are You Ready To Ride

    Are You Ready to Ride? Before you ride your motorcycle for the If you must carry an extra helmet while first time, we urge you to: riding, use a commercially-available Read this owner’s manual. elastic cord, strap, or net to secure the Make sure you understand all the safety helmet to the seat.
  • Page 32 Are You Ready to Ride? Helmets and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece Not wearing a helmet increases of riding gear because it offers the best the chance of serious injury or protection against head injuries. A helmet should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash.
  • Page 33: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for We urge all riders to take a certified comfort as well as protection. course approved by the Motorcycle Safety Bright-colored and reflective clothing Foundation (MSF). New riders should can help make you more noticeable in start with the basic course, and even traffic.
  • Page 34: Is Your Motorcycle Ready To Ride

    Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect Pre-ride Inspection your motorcycle and make sure any problem you find is corrected. A pre-ride inspection is a must, not only for safety, Check the following items before you get but because having a breakdown, or even on the motorcycle: a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.
  • Page 35 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Leaks, Walk around your If you are carrying a passenger or cargo, Loose motorcycle and look for also check the following: Parts anything that appears unusual, such as a leak or Load Limits Make sure you do not loose cable.
  • Page 36 Pull the brake lever and press on the brake pedal to Remember, be sure to take care of any check that they operate problem you find, or have your Honda normally. dealer correct it before you ride. Indicators Turn the ignition on and...
  • Page 37: Load Limits & Guidelines

    However, exceeding the weight limit or carrying an unbalanced load can seriously impair your motorcycle’s handling, Overloading or improper loading braking, and stability. Non-Honda can cause a crash and you can be seriously hurt or killed. accessories, improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 38: Load Limits

    If you wish to carry more cargo, check passenger, all cargo, and all accessories. with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding maximum cargo weight: accessories on page...
  • Page 39 Load Limits & Guidelines Follow these guidelines whenever you carry a passenger or cargo: Check that both tires are properly inflated (page If you change your normal load, you may need to adjust the rear suspension (page To prevent loose items from creating a hazard, make sure that all cargo is tied down securely before you ride.
  • Page 40: Basic Operation & Riding

    Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, Preparation .......... and brakes. It also provides important Starting Procedure ......
  • Page 41: Safe Riding Precautions

    Safe Riding Precautions Before riding your motorcycle for the first time, please review the Motorcycle Saf ety section beginning on page 1, and the Bef ore Riding section beginning on page Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, take time to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles.
  • Page 42: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting clutch lever pulled in. After starting with procedure described below. the side stand down, the engine will stop if the transmission is put in gear before For your safety, avoid starting or operating raising the side stand.
  • Page 43: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Pull the choke lever back all the way to Starting Procedure fully ON ( ), if the engine is cold. Start the engine, leaving the throttle To restart a warm engine, follow the closed. procedure for High Air Temperature.
  • Page 44 Starting & Stopping the Engine High Air Temperature Continue warming up the engine until it 35°C (95°F) or above runs smoothly and responds to the Do not use the choke. throttle when the choke lever is at fully Open the throttle slightly. OFF ( ).
  • Page 45: Flooded Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Start the engine. Flooded Engine If the engine still won’t start, refer to If the engine fails to start after repeated Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start, page attempts, it may be flooded with excess fuel.
  • Page 46: How To Stop The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Emergency Engine Stop How to Stop the Engine To stop the engine in an emergency, use the engine stop switch. To operate, press Normal Engine Stop the switch to the OFF position. To stop the engine, shift into neutral and turn the ignition switch OFF.
  • Page 47: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears Close the throttle and pull the clutch lever in completely before shifting. Improper shifting may damage the engine, transmission, and drive train. Learn to recognize the engagement point as you release the clutch lever. It is at this point the transmission of power to the rear wheel resumes.
  • Page 48 Shifting Gears Avoid downshifting to help slow your Shif ting Up: motorcycle when engine rpm is high. From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h) Downshifting when engine speed is From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph (30 km/h) near its allowable maximum may over- From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph (40 km/h) rev the engine and cause possible...
  • Page 49: Braking

    Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with a Gradually increase braking as you feel the hydraulically-activated disc brake in front brakes slowing your speed. The increase and a mechanically-activated drum brake in engine compression from downshifting at the rear. Operating the brake lever will help slow your motorcycle.
  • Page 50 Braking When possible, reduce your speed or your safety, exercise extreme caution complete braking before entering a turn. when braking, accelerating or turning. Avoid braking or closing the throttle quickly while turning. Either action may When descending a long, steep grade, cause one or both wheels to slip and use engine compression braking by reduce your control of your motorcycle.
  • Page 51: Parking

    Parking Look for a level parking area. If you If you have to park on a soft surface, can’t park on a paved surface, make insert something solid under the side sure the ground surface is firm, stand for support. especially under the side stand.
  • Page 52 Parking Use the helmet holder ( ) to secure your helmet with your motorcycle: Riding with a helmet attached to Insert the ignition key ( ) and turn it the holder can interfere with the counterclockwise to unlock the holder. rear wheel or suspension and Hang your helmet on the holder pin could cause a crash in which you...
  • Page 53: Theft-prevention Tips

    Parking If you decide to use an anti-theft device, Theft-Prevention Tips select one of good quality and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Park your motorcycle in a locked Keep your owner’s manual, current garage whenever possible. If a garage registration, and insurance information isn’t available, park in a concealed area with your motorcycle.
  • Page 54: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your motorcycle is designed to carry you Before riding with a passenger, make sure and one passenger. Whenever you add a your passenger is wearing the proper passenger or cargo, you must be careful protective apparel (page ).
  • Page 55 Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 56: Servicing Your Honda

    You’ll also find important safety ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards. precautions, information on fuels and oils, and tips for keeping your Honda looking Bef ore You Service Your Honda great. The Importance of Maintenance ....
  • Page 57 Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Engine Maintenance Component Locations ..Throttle ........... Tool Kit ........... Clutch System ......... Tool Kit Compartment ......Engine Idle Speed ........Owner’s Manual Storage ......Spark Plugs ..........Side Cover Removal ....... Chassis Service Procedures Suspension ..........
  • Page 58 Servicing Your Honda The following table summarizes the three types of inspections and servicing recommendations for your motorcycle. Both the pre-ride inspection and the scheduled maintenance at the recommended intervals are necessary to assure safe and dependable performance. The periodic checks provide additional confidence in your motorcycle’s performance.
  • Page 59: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your motorcycle overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some repairs. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 60: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should Failure to properly follow normally be handled only by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic. maintenance instructions and Instructions are included in this manual precautions can cause you to be only to assist in emergency service.
  • Page 61: Important Safety Precautions

    Burns from hot motorcycle parts. clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and the engine and exhaust system cool flames away from all fuel-related parts. before touching. Injury from moving parts. Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 62 Maintenance Safety Remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...
  • Page 63: Periodic Maintenance

    It’s a good idea to perform this maintenance any time you clean your motorcycle. Check the odometer reading and perform any scheduled maintenance checks that are needed (page ). Remember, more frequent checks may be needed for riding in severe conditions. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 64 ), and throttle grip (page Drive Chain Check condition, adjust slack, and lubricate as needed (page Fuses Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses. Nuts & Bolts Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 65: Maintenance Schedule

    We recommend that you have your Honda dealer perform these The service intervals in this Maintenance tasks unless you have advanced Schedule are based on average riding mechanical skills and the required tools conditions.
  • Page 66 If you decide to do information and tools. Consult your your own maintenance, use only genuine Honda dealer. Honda parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement to ensure the best quality Should be serviced by your Honda and reliability.
  • Page 67 Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual. California type only. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 68 EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
  • Page 69 WHEELS/TIRES STEERING HEAD BEARINGS Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
  • Page 70: Maintenance Record

    Use the space under Notes to record anything you want to remind yourself about or mention to your dealer. Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes (1,000) 4,000 (6,400) 8,000 (12,800) 12,000 (19,200) 16,000 (25,600) 20,000 (32,000) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 71 Maintenance Record Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes 24,000 (38,400) 28,000 (44,800) 32,000 (51,200) 36,000 (57,600) 40,000 (64,000) 44,000 (70,400) 48,000 (76,800) 52,000 (83,200) 56,000 (89,600) 60,000 (96,000) 64,000 (102,400) 68,000 (108,800) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 72: Servicing Your Honda

    Maintenance Component Locations choke lever front brake fluid reservoir throttle grip clutch lever fuel fill cap front brake lever Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 73 Maintenance Component Locations battery main fuse engine idle speed spark plug fuse box rear suspension spring pre-load adjuster tool kit crankcase breather tube rear brake pedal engine oil filler cap/dipstick Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 74 Maintenance Component Locations rear suspension spring pre-load adjuster air cleaner spark plug front brake caliper engine oil drain bolt drive chain owner’s manual Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 75: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tool kit ( ) is stored in the tool kit RIGHT SIDE compartment (page An optional, larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department. (1) tool kit Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 76: Tool Kit Compartment

    Turn the key clockwise. Remove the compartment cover. To reinstall the compartment cover, align its tabs and push it in. Turn the key counterclockwise. Remove the key. (1) tool kit compartment (2) tool kit (3) ignition key (4) compartment cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 77: Owner's Manual Storage

    (and other documents) in the plastic storage bag ( ) attached to the inside of the left side cover ( ) (page Be careful not to flood this area when washing your motorcycle. (1) plastic storage bag (2) left side cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 78: Side Cover Removal

    Push the cover in place. LEFT SIDE Tighten the screw securely. RIGHT SIDE (1) left side cover (4) prongs (2) right side cover (4) prongs (3) screw (3) screw Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 79: Fuel

    If pinging or components. spark knock persists, consult your Honda dealer. Your engine is designed to use any gasoline that has a pump octane number of 86 or higher.
  • Page 80: Fuel Capacity

    (3) filler neck position after refueling to avoid running out of fuel with no reserve. (2) fuel fill cap Insert the ignition key ( ) in the fuel fill cap ( ) and turn it clockwise. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 81 Turn the fuel valve ON (if it was set on RES). Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 82: Engine Oil

    Operating the engine with old or dirty oil can damage your engine. Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious damage to the engine and transmission. Change the engine oil as specified in the maintenance schedule on page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 83 Engine Oil Oil Recommendation suggested oil Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA SG or higher & Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil classification except oils (Canada only), or an equivalent labeled as energy motorcycle oil. conserving on the circular API Suggested oils are equal in performance...
  • Page 84 Do not use API SH or higher oils displaying a circular API ‘‘energy conserving’’ service label on the container. They may affect lubrication and clutch performance. NOT RECOMMENDED Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or castor based racing oils. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 85 There are two classes: MA and MB. Oil conforming to the standard is labeled on the oil container. For example, the following label shows the MA classification. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 86 Insert the oil filler cap/dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) oil filler cap/dipstick (3) lower level (2) upper level mark mark Park your motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 87 (Do not overfill.) of the drained fluid (page ). If you do Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick. not have the skills or the tools, see your Check for oil leaks. Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 88: Drain Engine Oil

    Place a drain pan under the engine oil drain bolt ( ). To drain the oil, remove the oil filler cap/dipstick, engine oil drain bolt, and sealing washer ( ). (1) engine oil drain bolt (2) sealing washer (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 89: Add Engine Oil

    Check that there are no oil leaks. 18 lbf·ft (25 N·m , 2.5 kgf·m) If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 90: Air Cleaner

    Your Honda dealer can help you determine the correct service interval for your riding conditions. Improper or lack of proper air cleaner maintenance can cause poor perf ormance Your motorcycle’s air cleaner has very...
  • Page 91 (4) air cleaner (5) tube Disconnect the tube ( ) from the air cleaner. Discard the air cleaner. Install a new air cleaner. (1) screws Install the removed parts in reverse (2) air cleaner housing cover order of removal. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 92: Crankcase Breather

    (1) crankcase breather tube plug Place a drain pan under the crankcase breather tube plug ( ). Remove the plug to drain the deposits in the tube. Reinstall the crankcase breather tube plug. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 93: Throttle

    Adjustment Loosen the lock nut ( ). Turn the adjuster ( ). After adjustment, check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions. (1) lock nut (2) adjuster Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 94: Throttle Inspection

    Check that the throttle assembly is positioned properly and the securing bolts are tight. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle from fully open to fully closed in all steering positions. If there is a problem, see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 95: Clutch System

    Proper freeplay adjustment allows a smooth, gradual Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page engagement when shifting gears. LEFT HANDLEBAR Improper freeplay adjustment can cause premature clutch wear. (1) clutch lever Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 96 Return the dust cover to its normal Attempt adjustment with the upper clutch position. cable adjuster first. LEFT HANDLEBAR (2) rubber dust cover ( ) increase (3) upper lock nut freeplay (4) upper clutch cable ( ) decrease adjuster freeplay Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 97 Turn the lower adjusting nut ( ) to obtain the specified freeplay. RIGHT SIDE Tighten the lower lock nut and check the adjustment. (5) lower lock nut ( ) increase freeplay (6) lower adjusting ( ) decrease freeplay Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 98 Lubricate the clutch cable with a clutch friction discs may be worn. See commercially-available cable lubricant your Honda dealer or refer to the official to prevent premature wear and Honda Service Manual (page corrosion.
  • Page 99: Engine Idle Speed

    Engine Idle Speed The best way to assure proper carburetion Idle Speed Adjustment is to see your Honda dealer for regularly scheduled servicing, including carburetor adjustment. Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page RIGHT SIDE Remember, idle speed adjustment is not a ‘‘cure-all’’...
  • Page 100 Place your motorcycle on its side stand on a firm, level surface. Connect a tachometer to the engine. Shift into neutral. Start the engine. Adjust idle speed with the throttle stop screw ( ). Idle speed (in neutral): 1,400 100 rpm Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 101: Spark Plugs

    Using a spark plug wrench, remove the high speed riding spark plugs. Use only the recommended type of spark plugs in the recommended heat range. Using spark plugs with an improper heat range can cause engine damage. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 102 ( ) carefully. The gap should be: 0.024 0.028 in (0.60 0.70 mm) (1) spark plug gap (2) side electrode With the plug washers attached, thread the spark plugs in by hand to prevent cross-threading. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 103 If a plug is too loose, a piston may be damaged. If a plug is too tight, the threads may be damaged. Reinstall the spark plug caps. Take care to avoid pinching any cables or wires. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 104: Suspension

    Higher spring pre-load traction and comfort are maintained as the provides a firmer ride and is wheels ride over road surfaces. recommended for heavy loads, rough road conditions, and faster, more challenging riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 105 To adjust, use an appropriate pin spanner or see your Honda dealer. Do not attempt to disassemble, service, or dispose of the damper; see your Honda dealer. The instructions found in this owner’s manual are limited to adjustments of the shock assembly only.
  • Page 106 5 to 1 may damage the shock absorber. Position 1: for a light load and smooth road conditions. Position 2: standard position. Positions 3 to 5: for when the motorcycle is more heavily loaded. (Also increase spring pre-load for stiffer rear suspension.) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 107: Brakes

    See your Honda dealer to have the on the disc (front) and the brake shoes on air bled from the system.
  • Page 108 Brake Fluid fluid If your inspection indicates a low fluid The recommended brake fluid is Honda level, have your Honda dealer add the DOT 3 or 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake recommended brake fluid. fluid of equal quality and performance.
  • Page 109 Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. (1) LOWER level mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 110: Brake Pad Wear

    Check the wear indicator mark ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the wear indicator mark, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. (1) wear indicator marks Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111 Loosen the lock nut ( ) and turn the If necessary, adjust to the specified stopper bolt ( ). range. Tighten the lock nut. Check the freeplay (this page). RIGHT FRONT (1) lock nut (3) brake pedal (2) stopper bolt Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 112 Make sure the brake rod, brake arm, times. spring, and fasteners are in good Check the freeplay. If you can’t adjust condition. the freeplay properly, see your Honda dealer. RIGHT REAR (4) rear brake ( ) increase freeplay adjusting nut...
  • Page 113 ( ). Replace the brake shoes if the arrow aligns with the reference mark ( ) on the brake panel ( ) upon full application of the brake. If replacement is necessary, see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 114: Tires

    Overinflated tires make inflation and maintenance. your motorcycle ride harshly, are more prone to damage from road hazards, and wear unevenly. The following pages give detailed information on how and when to check Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 115 ‘‘warm’’ –– even if your motorcycle has only been ridden for a few miles –– the readings will be higher. If you let air out of warm tires to match the recommended cold pressures, the tires will be underinflated. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116 Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Nails or other foreign objects embedded in the side of the tire or tread. Excessive tread wear. (1) wear indicator (2) wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 117 A repaired tube will not have the same reliability as a new one, and it may fail while you are riding. And the tire will have lower speed and performance limits than a new one. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118 If you have a tire and tube professionally repaired at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119: Tire Replacement

    Always use the size and type of provide the best combination of handling, tires recommended in this owner’s braking, durability, and comfort. manual. You should replace the tires with tires of the same size, load range, and speed rating as the originals. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 120 Have the wheel balanced after the tire is Do not install a radial tire on this installed. motorcycle. Mixing bias-ply and radial Have the tire replaced by your Honda tires can adversely affect handling and dealer if possible. stability. Do not install car tires on this motorcycle.
  • Page 121: Side Stand

    The engine should stop as you lower the (1) side stand spring side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, see your Honda dealer for service. Check that the side stand assembly is working properly. If the side stand is stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean grease.
  • Page 122: Drive Chain

    Maintenance Schedule. The drive chain should be checked, adjusted, and lubricated as part of the pre- ride inspection (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123 Lubricating Inspect the drive chain for: the chain will often eliminate binding damaged rollers and kinking. dry or rusted links kinked or binding links excessive wear improper adjustment damaged or missing O-rings Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 124 REPLACE free. Adjust chain slack if needed. Inspect the front and rear sprocket teeth for excessive wear or damage. If necessary, have your Honda dealer replace a worn sprocket. normal sprocket teeth GOOD Use of a new chain with worn sprockets will cause rapid chain wear.
  • Page 125 ( ) on the require more frequent adjustments. chain adjuster plates after the chain has been adjusted to the proper slack, the chain is excessively worn and must be replaced. The proper slack is: 9/16 1 in (15 25 mm) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 9/16 1 in (15 25 mm) Place the motorcycle on its side stand with the transmission in neutral and the ignition switch OFF. Loosen the rear axle nut ( ). (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127 65 lbf·ft (88 N·m , 9.0 kgf·m) If a torque wrench is not used for this installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to a loss of braking capacity.
  • Page 128 Your motorcycle has an endless (riveted rollers, loose fitting links, damaged master link) type chain. It should only be O-rings, or otherwise appears removed or replaced by your Honda dealer. unserviceable. Replacement Chain: DID520VC.5 The O-rings can be damaged by steam cleaning, high pressure washers, and certain solvents.
  • Page 129: Battery

    Battery posts, terminals and accessories on your motorcycle –– or do related accessories contain lead and lead not ride frequently, we recommend that compounds. Wash hands after handling. you charge the battery frequently (see Battery Charging, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 130: Battery Storage

    You will get the best storage results from removing the battery and slow (trickle) Wear protective clothing and a charging it every 30 days (see Battery face shield, or have a skilled Charging, page mechanic do the battery maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 131 ( ) from the battery first, then disconnect the positive ( ) terminal lead ( ). Pull the battery ( ) out of the battery box. (1) rubber band (2) negative ( ) terminal lead (3) positive ( ) terminal lead (4) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 132 Clean the battery box after removing the battery for storage. Dry the battery box and, if paint is missing, re-paint the area. Slow charge the battery (see following section) once every 30 days. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 133: Battery Charging

    An automotive charger can overheat a motorcycle battery and cause (1) ‘‘trickle’’ charger permanent damage. Be sure to read the information that came with your battery charger and follow the instructions on the battery. Improper charging may damage the battery. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 134: Appearance Care

    Appearance Care Frequent cleaning and polishing will keep Avoid products that contain harsh your Honda looking newer longer. detergents or chemical solvents that Frequent cleaning also identifies you as an could damage the metal, paint, and owner who values your motorcycle. A plastic on your motorcycle.
  • Page 135 High wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, and brake pressure washers (like those at coin- fluid). operated car washes) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your motorcycle. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 136 The engine heat will Wash your motorcycle with a sponge or help dry moist areas. a soft towel. As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137 This will help dry the brakes and restore normal braking Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page performance. Avoid using spray cleaner products on the tires or suspension components. Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s) follow: Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138 If necessary, rub with a sponge. Rinse and dry. Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Dull, corroded chrome or Apply a high quality chrome/aluminum aluminum. polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 139 If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch- up paint to match your motorcycle’s color. Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color code (page ) when you buy touch-up paint.
  • Page 140: Tips

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

    Honda Motorcycle Winter Storage Fill the fuel tank. Make sure the fuel fill Guide, available from your Honda dealer cap is properly installed. (USA only). Check that the fuel valve is OFF. We suggest you perform the following procedures to keep your motorcycle in top condition.
  • Page 142 Storing Your Honda Drain the carburetor into an approved To prevent rusting in the cylinders, gasoline container and dispose of it in perform the following: an approved manner (page Remove the spark plug caps from the If storage will last longer than one spark plugs.
  • Page 143 Storing Your Honda With the engine stop switch in the Store your motorcycle in an unheated RUN position, press the start button area, free of dampness, away from several times to crank the engine and sunlight, with a minimum of daily distribute the oil.
  • Page 144 –– change the engine oil (page If your motorcycle has been stored for more than two months –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required. Install the battery.
  • Page 145: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle If your motorcycle needs to be transported, it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer, or a truck or trailer with a flatbed area. For information about 24-hour emergency assistance, see page (USA only). Do not tow your motorcycle, as towing can seriously damage the transmission.
  • Page 146: You & The Environment

    You & the Environment Owning and riding a motorcycle can be Recycle Wastes. It’s illegal and enjoyable, but you must do your part to thoughtless to put used engine oil in the protect nature. trash, down a drain, or on the ground. Used oil, gasoline, coolant, and Following are tips on how you can be an cleaning solvents contain poisons that...
  • Page 147 Tips...
  • Page 148: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common General Guidelines ......problems that can occur with your If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start . motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells If You Have a Flat Tire ......
  • Page 149: General Guidelines

    (USA only: For information possible. about the Honda Rider’s Club of America, Do not continue riding if you are hurt or see page your motorcycle is not in safe riding condition.
  • Page 150: If Your Engine Quits Or Won't Start

    If you have a problem starting the but the engine won’t start symptom. engine or experience poor engine performance the following information may help you. If you can’t correct the problem, see your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 151 (or dead) battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. faulty starter motor If all possible causes are negative, the starter motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 152 (page loose or unconnected spark Install the spark plug caps securely. If the engine plug caps still won’t start, see your Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer.
  • Page 153 POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls Check engine idle adjustment (page ). If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. runs erratically, misfires See your Honda dealer. blubbers (rich fuel mixture) See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 154 If applicable, switch to the recommended octane load gasoline (page ) or change your brand of gasoline. If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. afterfires (backfires) See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after See your Honda dealer.
  • Page 155: If You Have A Flat Tire

    Honda does not recommend that you make side of the road so you can inspect the a temporary repair to a tube-type tire.
  • Page 156 If You Have a Flat Tire check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it may be unsafe to continue Riding your motorcycle with a riding. As the tire gets low, it will affect temporary tire or tube repair can the handling of your motorcycle be risky.
  • Page 157 Saf ety Precautions on page LEFT FRONT We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 158 The result will be loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the brake system will require service. See your Honda dealer for this service. (3) axle pinch bolt (4) front axle shaft Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on the disc or pad surfaces.
  • Page 159 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) leg. If a torque wrench was not used for LEFT FRONT installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Improper assembly may lead to loss of braking capability.
  • Page 160 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 161 If You Have a Flat Tire Disconnect the brake stopper arm ( Loosen the drive chain lock nuts ( ) from the brake panel by removing the and drive chain adjusting nuts ( ) on cotter pin ( ), stopper arm nut ( both sides of the swingarm.
  • Page 162 If a torque wrench was not used for hub and brake panel. installation, see your Honda dealer as soon Temporarily tighten the rear axle nut. as possible to verify proper assembly. Reassemble the brake stopper arm.
  • Page 163: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The main fuse (and spare) is located on motorcycle have fuses to protect them the starter magnetic switch behind the from damage caused by excess current right side cover. flow (short circuit or overload).
  • Page 164 If a Fuse Blows Main Fuse Access: Disconnect the wire connector ( ) of To access the main fuse ( ), remove the starter magnetic switch ( ). the right side cover (page Pull the main fuse out. If it is blown ( ), install the spare main fuse ( ).
  • Page 165 If a Fuse Blows Circuit Fuse Access: RIGHT SIDE For access to the circuit fuses, remove the right side cover (page Remove the fuse box cover ( ) from the fuse box ( ). To check or replace a circuit fuse, slide the old fuse out of its clips ( ).
  • Page 166 If the replacement fuse of the same rating burns out in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem on your motorcycle. Leave the blown fuse in that circuit and have your motorcycle checked by your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 167: If You Crash

    Also, be sure another person or vehicle is involved in to have your Honda dealer check the the accident. frame and suspension after any serious crash.
  • Page 168: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key number, call the dealer you purchased your Honda from. They may have it listed in their records. If they don’t, transport your motorcycle to them or the nearest Honda dealer.
  • Page 169: If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)

    Bump starting is also not recommended. If you can’t charge the battery or it appears unable to hold a charge, contact your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 170: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......and how to break-in your motorcycle. High Altitude Carburetor Adjustment ......... Emission Control Systems ....Oxygenated Fuels .......
  • Page 171: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers is stamped on the right side of the steering head and also appears on the Safety The VIN and engine serial numbers are Certification Label attached to the left required when you register your side of the steering head.
  • Page 172 Vehicle Identification RIGHT SIDE The engine number ( ) is stamped on the left side of the crankcase. LEFT SIDE (2) VIN (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 173 Vehicle Identification LEFT SIDE Color Label & Code The color label ( ) is attached to the air cleaner housing cover. Remove the left side cover (page ) to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts. You may record the color and code in the Quick Reference section at the rear of this manual.
  • Page 174: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 83.3 in (2,115 mm) overall length 32.9 in (835 mm) overall width 42.5 in (1,080 mm) overall height 57.1 in (1,450 mm) wheelbase 5.9 in (150 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...
  • Page 175 API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada) or Honda 4- stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil SAE 80 or 90 gear oil...
  • Page 176 Specifications Capacities passenger capacity Operator and one passenger maximum weight USA: 345 lbs (156 kg) capacity Canada: 355 lbs (161 kg) rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications displacement 14.3 cu-in (234 cm ) bore & stroke 2.09 2.09 in (53.0 53.0 mm) compression ratio 9.2 : 1...
  • Page 177 Specifications Power Transmission 3.631 primary reduction 2.357 final reduction 2.846 gear ratio, 1st 1.777 1.333 1.083 0.913 drive (engine) sprocket: 14 teeth standard driven (rear wheel) sprocket: 33 teeth sprocket sizes final drive chain DID520VC.5 RK520MOZ9 Technical Information...
  • Page 178 Specifications Chassis & Suspension 30°40’ caster 4.4 in (113 mm) trail 3.00 18 47P tire size, front BRIDGESTONE L303A DUNLOP F11 130/90 15M/C 66P tire size, rear BRIDGESTONE G508 DUNLOP K627 bias-ply, tube tire type 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm ) tire pressure, front (cold) 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm )
  • Page 179 Specifications Lights 12V-60/55W headlight 12V-27/7W brake/tail light 12V-23W (front) turn signal lights 12V-23W (rear) 12V-3.4W instrument light 12V-3W neutral indicator 12V-3.4W turn signal indicator 12V-3.4W high beam indicator 12V-8W license light Technical Information...
  • Page 180 Specifications Fuses main other fuses Torque Specifications 18 lbf·ft (25 N·m , 2.5 kgf·m) engine oil drain bolt 45 lbf·ft (61 N·m , 6.2 kgf·m) front wheel axle shaft 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m) front wheel axle pinch bolts 65 lbf·ft (88 N·m , 9.0 kgf·m) rear wheel axle nut 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m)
  • Page 181: Break-in Guidelines

    Break-in Guidelines Help assure your motorcycle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you ride during the first 300 miles (500 km). During this period, avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration. Technical Information...
  • Page 182: High Altitude Carburetor Adjustment

    See your Honda dealer. However, the carburetors must be returned to standard factory specifications before riding again at lower altitudes (below 5,000 feet, 1,500 m). See your Honda dealer. Sustained riding at lower altitudes with the lean high-altitude setting may cause rough idling, stalling, or engine damage from overheating.
  • Page 183: Emission Control Systems

    Warranty Compliance The U.S. Environmental Protection Compliance with the terms of the Agency (EPA), the California Air Distributor’s Warranties for Honda Resources Board (CARB), and Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is Environment Canada require that your necessary in order to keep the emissions motorcycle comply with applicable system warranty in effect.
  • Page 184 Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various systems to reduce carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons. Technical Information...
  • Page 185 Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Control System Evaporative Emission Control System The exhaust emission control system (California only) consists of appropriate carburetor settings, This motorcycle complies with the and no adjustment should be made except requirements of the California Air idle speed adjustment with the throttle stop Resources Board (CARB) evaporative screw.
  • Page 186 If you are aware of any of the following crankcase emissions into the atmosphere. symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and Blow-by gas is returned to the combustion repaired by your authorized Honda chamber through the air cleaner and the motorcycle dealer. carburetor.
  • Page 187 Emission Control Systems Noise Emission Control System AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TAMPERING WITH THE NOISE TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE CONTROL SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED: THE FOLLOWING ACTS: U. S. federal law prohibits, or Canadian Removal of, or puncturing the muffler, provincial laws may prohibit the following baffles, header pipes or any other acts or the causing thereof: ( ) The component which conducts exhaust...
  • Page 188 Emission Control Systems Fuel Permeation Emission Control System This motorcycle complies with the Fuel Permeation Emission Control regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fuel tank, fuel hoses, and fuel vapor charge hoses used on this motorcycle incorporate fuel permeation control technologies.
  • Page 189: Oxygenated Fuels

    Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are being The following are the EPA-approved blended with alcohol or an ether percentages of oxygenates: compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as oxygenated ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10% fuels. To meet clean air standards, some by Volume areas of the United States and Canada use You may use gasoline containing up to...
  • Page 190 Oxygenated Fuels METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol) Fuel system damage or performance 5% by Volume problems resulting from the use of an You may use gasoline containing oxygenated fuel containing more than the methanol containing up to 5% methanol percentages of oxygenates mentioned by volume as long as it also contains above are not covered under warranty.
  • Page 191 Technical Information...
  • Page 192: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......Service Manual. Warranty Service ........ Contacting Honda ....... Your Honda Dealer ......The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) .........
  • Page 193: Authorized Manuals

    Authorized Manuals The Service Manual used by your authorized Honda dealer is available from Helm, Inc. (USA only, Canada: See your Honda dealer to order authorized manuals.) Also available but not necessary to service your model is the Honda Common Service Manual which explains theory of operation and basic service information for various systems common to all Honda motorcycles, motor scooters and ATVs.
  • Page 194 By completing this form you can order the materials desired. You can pay by check or money order, or charge to your credit card. Mail to Helm, Inc. at the address shown on the back of this order form (USA only). Canada: See your Honda dealer to order authorized manuals. Publication Item Description Qty.
  • Page 195: Consumer Information

    NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent. Customer Name Attention Street Address - No P. O. Box Number Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.
  • Page 196: Warranty Coverage

    Please read the Warranties Booklet given Almost all of your warranty coverage can to you by your Honda dealer at the time of be extended through the Honda Protection purchase. Be sure to keep your Honda Plan (USA only).
  • Page 197: Warranty Service

    If you aren’t satisfied with your your motorcycle, call the service dealer’s handling of the situation, we department of your Honda dealer. Make suggest you discuss your problem with the an appointment for an inspection and appropriate member of the dealership’s diagnosis.
  • Page 198: Contacting Honda

    If you wish to comment on your We will likely ask your Honda dealer to experiences with your Honda or with your respond, or possibly acknowledge your dealer, please send your comments to the comments directly.
  • Page 199: Your Honda Dealer

    Once you purchase your new Honda, get products available from the parts familiar with the organization of your department. Honda dealer so you can utilize the full range of services available. The sales department offers the Honda Protection Plan to extend almost all of The service department is there to perform your warranty coverage (USA only).
  • Page 200: The Honda Rider's Club (usa Only)

    Honda (includes roadside HRCA’s insurance partner. assistance for your transport vehicle [up Racing contingency programs and to one ton] as long as your Honda is assistance at selected dual-sport, off- aboard or in tow). For street-legal road and motocross events for off-road motorcycles and scooters only.
  • Page 201 The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only) If you purchased an of f -road motorcycle, ATV or PWC, your benef its do not include roadside assistance or trip interruption protection. Contact your Honda dealer for more information or call: 1-800-847-4722 or log on to www.hrca.honda.com.
  • Page 202: Reporting Safety Defects (usa Only)

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Consumer Information...
  • Page 203: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents The following presents the contents of Tripmeter Reset Knob ......each section of your owner’s manual. BEFORE RIDING ....... . 21 MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ....Are You Ready to Ride? ......Important Safety Information ....Protective Apparel ......Accessories &...
  • Page 204 Table of Contents BASIC OPERATION & RIDING ..31 SERVICING YOUR HONDA ... . 47 Safe Riding Precautions ......Bef ore You Service Your Honda Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... The Importance of Maintenance .... Preparation .......... Maintenance Safety ........
  • Page 205 Table of Contents SERVICING YOUR HONDA (cont’d) Chassis Service Procedures Suspension ..........Brakes ............. Fluids & Filters Tires ............ Fuel ............Side Stand ........... Engine Oil ..........Drive Chain ........Air Cleaner ..........Crankcase Breather ........ Electrical Battery ..........Engine Throttle ...........
  • Page 206 Contacting Honda ....... If a Fuse Blows ........Your Honda Dealer ......If You Crash ........The Honda Rider’s Club If You Lose Your Key ....... (USA only) ......... If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead) ..Reporting Safety Defects (USA only) .........
  • Page 207: Index

    ........105 carburetor, altitude adjustment .... . 173 altitude, high ......... 173 care, appearance ........125 American Honda, contacting ....189 chain, drive .......... . 113 apparel, protective ........22 choke lever ..........16 appearance care ........
  • Page 208 Index defects, safety ........193 flat tire ........... 146 drive chain ..........113 flooded engine ........36 fuel, oxygenated ........180 recommendation ........ . 70 emission control systems ..... . 174 tank capacity ........71 engine, valve ...........
  • Page 209 ..173 high beam indicator ......13, 15 Honda, contacting ......... 189 Rider’s Club ........191 dealer ..........190 Honda service manual ......184 horn button ..........20 Index...
  • Page 210 Index key, lost ..........159 maintenance, kit, tool ........... . 66 component locations ......63 importance ......... . 50 periodic ..........54 record ..........61 labels, safety ..........safety ........... 51 lamp check ..........14 schedule ..........
  • Page 211 ......193 operation component locations ....10 rider training ........3, 24 owner’s manual storage ......68 Rider’s Club, Honda ......191 oxygenated fuels ........180 riding, basic operation ........31 clothing ..........
  • Page 212 Index specifications ........165 speedometer ........13, 15 stand, side ..........112 safety, start button ..........18 important precautions ......52 starting, labels ............ engine ..........33 reporting defects ....... 193 troubleshooting ........ .
  • Page 213 Index switch, troubleshooting, starting ...... . 141 engine stop ......... . 18 turn signal indicator ......13, 15 headlight dimmer ....... . 19 ignition ..........17 turn signal .......... . 19 valve, fuel ..........16 vehicle identification no. (VIN) . 162, 163 theft prevention tips .......
  • Page 214: Quick Reference

    Honda. You’ll also find space to record important notes. The engine of your Honda can be the most expensive component to repair. Proper maintenance, especially the use of the recommended fluids and filters, prevents premature wear and damage.
  • Page 215 Quick Reference Engine No. Ignition Key No. Color Label Owner’s Name Address City/State Phone Dealer’s Name Address City/State Phone Service Mgr. Quick Reference...
  • Page 216 Engine Oil API Service Classification SG or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil or equivalent 345 lbs (156 kg) Maximum Weight...
  • Page 217 Quick Reference 3.00 18 47P Tires Front: BRIDGESTONE L303A DUNLOP F11 Rear: 130/90 15M/C 66P BRIDGESTONE G508 DUNLOP K627 bias-ply, tube Type: 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm ) Tire Pressure Front: (cold) Rear: 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm ) Spark Plugs standard: CR6HSA (NGK)

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