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  • Page 1 This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.
  • Page 2 Honda motorcycle. Your selection of a ● The illustrations here in are based on the Honda makes you part of a worldwide family CBR600RA ED type. of satisfied customers who appreciate Country Codes Honda’s reputation for building quality into...
  • Page 3 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very DANGER important. Operating this motorcycle safely is You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY an important responsibility. HURT if you don’t follow instructions. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating WARNING procedures and other information on safety...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Motorcycle Safety P. 2 Operation Guide P. 18 Maintenance P. 32 Troubleshooting P. 79 Information P. 100 Specifications P. 114 Index P. 117...
  • 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. 16 Loading ............P. 17...
  • Page 6: Safety Guidelines

    Safety Guidelines Safety Guidelines that you and your passenger are both wearing an approved motorcycle helmet and protective Follow these guidelines to ensure your safety: apparel. Instruct your passenger on holding ● Perform all routine and regular inspections onto the seat strap or your waist, leaning with specified in this manual.
  • Page 7: Safety Guidelines

    Safety Guidelines Make Yourself Easy to See Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Make yourself more visible, especially at night, It’s important to keep your motorcycle properly by wearing bright reflective clothing, maintained and in safe riding condition. positioning yourself so other drivers can see...
  • Page 8 Safety Guidelines check the tightness of critical nuts and bolts, WARNING and check the handlebar, control levers, brakes, and wheels. Ride slowly and cautiously. Carbon monoxide gas is toxic. Your motorcycle may have suffered damage Breathing it can cause that is not immediately apparent. Have your unconsciousness and even kill you.
  • Page 9: Image Labels

    Image Labels Image Labels Read instructions contained in Owner’s Manual carefully. Except KO, IV BR, V BR type Read instructions contained in Shop Manual The following pages describe the label carefully. In the interest of safety, take the meanings. Some labels warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious motorcycle to be serviced only by your dealer.
  • Page 10 Image Labels BATTERY LABEL DANGER • Keep flame and spark away from the battery. Battery produce explosive gas that can cause explosion. • Wear the eye protection and rubber gloves when handling the battery, or you can get burned or lose your eyesight by the battery very well.
  • Page 11 Image Labels RADIATOR CAP LABEL DANGER NEVER OPEN WHEN HOT. Hot coolant will scald you. Relief pressure valve begins to open at 1.1 kgf/cm 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.
  • Page 12 Image Labels REAR CUSHION LABEL GAS FILLED Do not open. Do not heat. 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)
  • Page 13 Image Labels SAFETY REMINDER LABEL For your protection, always wear helmet, protective apparel. FUEL LABEL Unleaded petrol only Premium Recommended DRIVE CHAIN LABEL Keep chain adjusted and lubricated. 30 to 40 mm (1.2 to 1.6 in) Freeplay...
  • Page 14: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Safety Precautions WARNING ● Ride cautiously and keep your hands on the Not wearing a helmet increases the handlebars and feet on the pedals. chance of serious injury or death in a ● Keep passenger’s hands onto the seat strap crash.
  • Page 15: Riding Precautions

    Riding Precautions Riding Precautions Brakes Observe the following guidelines: ● Running-in Period Avoid excessively hard braking and sudden shifting to a lower gear. During the first 500 km (300 miles) of running, Sudden braking can reduce the follow these guidelines to ensure your motorcycle’s stability.
  • Page 16: Riding Precautions

    Riding Precautions ❙ ● Combined ABS (CBR600RA) The system does not reduce stopping Even when the brake lever and brake pedal are distance. applied separately, the combined ABS The same stopping distance without the distributes braking between the front and rear tyres slipping is required as for a wheels according to braking force and wheel motorcycle not equipped with ABS.
  • Page 17 Riding Precautions ❙ Engine Braking Parking Engine braking helps slow your motorcycle ● Park on a firm, level paved surface. down when you release the throttle. For further ● If you must park on an slight incline or loose slowing action, downshift to a lower gear. Use surface, park so that the motorcycle cannot engine braking with intermittent use of the move or fall over.
  • Page 18 Riding Precautions 3. Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until its Refuelling and Fuel Guidelines weight rests on the side stand. Follow these guidelines to protect the engine 4. Turn the handlebars fully to the left. and catalytic converter: Turning the handlebars to the right ●...
  • Page 19: 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 20: Loading

    Loading Loading WARNING ● Carrying extra weight affects your Overloading or improper loading can motorcycle’s handling, braking and stability. cause a crash and you can be seriously Always ride at a safe speed for the load you hurt or killed. are carrying.
  • Page 21: Operation Guide

    Parts Location (P62) Rear brake fluid reservoir (P97) Fuse box (P55) Battery Main fuse (P98) Front brake fluid reservoir (P62) (P73) Front brake lever (P72) Throttle grip (P57) Engine oil fill cap Engine oil filter (P58) Coolant reserve tank (P60) Right lower cowl (P52) Engine oil drain bolt...
  • Page 22 (P69) Clutch lever Front suspension rebound damping/ compression damping adjuster (P74)(P75) Fuel fill cap (P30) Front seat (P50) Rear seat (P51) Rear suspension compression damping (P77) adjuster (P65) Drive chain Rear suspension spring preload adjuster (P76) Side stand (P64) Shift lever (P29) Rear suspension rebound damping adjuster...
  • Page 23 Instruments button Tachometer NOTICE Do not operate the engine in the tachometer red zone. Excessive engine speed can adversely affect engine life. button RESET Tachometer red zone (excessive engine rpm range) button RESET (E, III E, VE type only) Press button to change the speed and mileage units (“km/h”...
  • Page 24 Fuel gauge Remaining fuel when only 1st (E) segment starts flashing: approximately 3.8 litres (1.00 US gal, 0.84 Imp gal) Fuel Gauge Failure Indication If the fuel system has an error, the fuel gauge indicators will be repeated flashing or turning off.
  • Page 25 Instruments (Continued) button Speedometer Clock button RESET Coolant temperature gauge ( Even if the engine coolant Display range: 35 to 132 ºC temperature is low, the • Below 34 ºC: “ ” displays cooling fan may start running when you rev up the engine. •...
  • Page 26 Press RESET button until the desired hour is displayed. Press and hold to advance the hour fast. Press button. The minute digits start Odometer [TOTAL] & Tripmeter [TRIP A/B] flashing. button switches between odometer & tripmeters. Press RESET button until the desired •...
  • Page 27 If it comes on while riding: (P81) PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) HESD (Honda Electronic malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) Steering Damper) indicator Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned ON with the engine stop switch in the RUN position.
  • Page 28 Left turn signal indicator (P102) HISS indicator • Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned ON with the engine stop switch in the 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.
  • Page 29 Switches Engine stop switch Should normally remain in the position. In an emergency, switch to the OFF position to stop the engine. Start button Headlight turns off when operating the starter motor. Hazard switch Horn button Switchable when the ignition switch is ON.
  • Page 30 Ignition Switch Turns electrical system Switches the electrical system on/off, locks the on for starting/riding. steering. Key can be removed when in the OFF or LOCK Turns engine off. position. LOCK Locks steering. ❙ Steering Lock Locking Lock the steering when parking to help Turn the handlebars all the way to the left.
  • Page 31: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Start your engine using the following Make sure the engine stop switch is in the position. procedure, regardless of whether the engine is cold or warm. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Shift the transmission to Neutral ( indicator comes on).
  • Page 32: Shifting Gears

    Shifting Gears Your motorcycle transmission has six forward gears in a one-down, five-up shift pattern. If you put the motorcycle in gear with the side stand down, the engine will shut off.
  • Page 33 Refuelling Opening the Fuel Fill Cap Fuel fill cap Filler neck plate Open the lock cover, insert the ignition key, Ignition key Fuel level (max) and turn it clockwise to open the cap. Fuel filler opening Closing the Fuel Fill Cap After refuelling, push the fuel fill cap closed until it locks.
  • Page 34: Storage Compartment

    Storage Compartment Helmet holders, a helmet set wire (in the tool kit), a tool kit, and document bag are located under the rear seat. There is also space to store a U-shaped lock. Tool kit U-shaped lock Helmet set wire Helmet holders Document bag...
  • Page 35: Maintenance

    Maintenance Please read “Importance of Maintenance” and “Maintenance Fundamentals” carefully before attempting any maintenance. Refer to “Specifications” for service data. Importance of Maintenance ......P. 33 Brakes ............P. 62 Maintenance Schedule.......P. 34 Side Stand ..........P. 64 Maintenance Fundamentals ......P. 39 Drive Chain..........
  • Page 36: Importance Of Maintenance

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

    Honda’s standards and specifications by properly trained and Honda recommends that your dealer should equipped technicians. Your dealer meets all road test your motorcycle after each periodic of these requirements. Keep an accurate maintenance is carried out.
  • Page 38 : 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 serviced by your dealer.
  • Page 39 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Pre-ride Items Check × 1,000 km 36 Annual Regular Refer to P. 39 Check Replace page × 1,000 mi 0.6 Drive Chain Every 1,000 km (600 mi): Drive Chain Slider Brake Fluid 2 Years Brake Pads Wear Brake System Brake Light Switch Headlight Aim...
  • Page 40 : Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace if necessary) you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. : Lubricate Procedures are provided in an official Honda Shop Manual. : Replace : Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.
  • Page 41 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Pre-ride Items Check × 1,000 km Annual Regular Refer to P. 39 Check Replace page × 1,000 mi Drive Chain Every 1,000 km (600 mi): Drive Chain Slider Brake Fluid 2 Years Brake Pads Wear Brake System Brake Light Switch Headlight Aim Lights/Horn...
  • Page 42: Maintenance Fundamentals

    Maintenance Fundamentals ● Brakes-Check operation; Pre-ride Inspection Front and Rear: check brake fluid level and To ensure safety, it is your responsibility to pads wear. P. 62, 63 perform a pre-ride inspection and make sure ● Lights and horn-Check that lights, that any problem you find is corrected.
  • Page 43 Maintenance Fundamentals Replacing Parts Except IV BR, V BR Always use Honda Genuine Parts or their Colour label equivalents to ensure reliability and safety. Except IV BR, V BR type When ordering coloured components, specify the model name, colour, and code mentioned on the colour label.
  • Page 44 Maintenance Fundamentals Battery WARNING Your motorcycle has a maintenance-free type The battery gives off explosive battery. You do not have to check the battery hydrogen gas during normal electrolyte level or add distilled water. Clean the operation. battery terminals if they become dirty or corroded.
  • Page 45 NOTICE NOTICE Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating greatly Installing non-Honda electrical accessories can overload increases the chance of damage to the electrical system. the electrical system, discharging the battery and possibly damaging the system.
  • Page 46 Conserving” or “Resource Conserving” on the For recommended engine oil, see circular API service symbol. “Specifications.” P. 115 If you use non-Honda engine oil, check the label to make sure that the oil satisfies all of the following standards: ● JASO T 903 standard...
  • Page 47 If either has worn or damaged teeth, NOTICE have the sprocket replaced by your dealer. Brake fluid can damage plastic and painted surfaces. Wipe up spills immediately and wash thoroughly. Recommended brake fluid: Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid or equivalent Normal Worn Damaged (GOOD) (REPLACE)
  • Page 48 Recommended lubricant: Drive chain lubricant designed specifically for O-ring chains. Recommended Coolant Pro Honda HP is a pre-mixed solution of antifreeze and distilled water. Concentration: 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water A concentration of antifreeze below 40% will not provide proper corrosion and cold temperature protection.
  • Page 49 Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ A concentration of up to 60% will provide Inspecting for Damage better protection in colder climates. Inspect the tyres for cuts, slits, or cracks NOTICE that exposes fabric or Using coolant not specified for aluminium engines or cords, or nails or ordinary tap water can cause corrosion.
  • Page 50 Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ Inspecting Tread Depth WARNING Inspect the tread wear indicators. If they become visible, replace the tyres immediately. Riding on tyres that are excessively For safe riding, you should replace the tyres worn or improperly inflated can cause when the minimum tread depth is reached.
  • Page 51 Always use the size and type of tyres ● Have the wheel balanced with Honda recommended in this owner’s manual. Genuine balance weights or equivalents after the tyre is installed. ●...
  • Page 52: Tool Kit

    Tool kit The tool kit is stored under the rear seat. P. 51 You can perform some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement with the tools contained in the kit. ● Pin spanner ● 8 × 12 mm Open end wrench ●...
  • Page 53: Removing & Installing Body Components

    Removing & Installing Body Components ❙ Front Seat Removal 1. Pull the rear corners of the front seat up, then remove the mounting bolts. 2. Pull the front seat back and up. Mounting bolts ❙ Installation 1. Insert the tab into the recess. 2.
  • Page 54: Rear Seat

    Removing & Installing Body Components Rear Seat ❙ Rear Seat Removal 1. Insert the ignition key into the seat lock. 2. Turn it clockwise, then pull the rear seat Prongs Rear seat forward and up. ❙ Installation Seat lock 1. Insert the prongs into the seat hook and guide hooks.
  • Page 55: Right Lower Cowl

    Removing & Installing Body Components Right Lower Cowl Right Lower Cowl Bolt A Clip Collar Bolt C Bolt D Bolt B Right Lower Cowl Clip...
  • Page 56 Removing & Installing Body Components Right Lower Cowl ❙ Installation The right lower cowl must be removed to service the coolant reserve tank and to Install the parts in the reverse order of replace the engine oil or oil filter. removal.
  • Page 57: Clip

    Removing & Installing Body Components Clip ❙ Clip Installation 1. Insert the clip into the hole. The clip must be removed to remove the 2. Push the pin in. right lower cowl. ❙ Removal 1. Remove the pin by a Phillips screwdriver. 2.
  • Page 58: Battery

    Removing & Installing Body Components Battery ❙ Battery Removal Make sure the ignition switch is OFF. 1. Remove the front seat. P. 50 Rubber strap 2. Unhook the rubber strap. 3. Disconnect the negative terminal and Positive terminal remove the battery lead. Negative terminal 4.
  • Page 59: Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Checking the Engine Oil 1. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for 3 to 5 minutes. 2. Turn the ignition switch OFF, stop the engine and wait 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Place your motorcycle in an upright Oil level position on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 60 Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil Oil fill cap If the engine oil is below or near the lower level mark, add the recommended engine oil. P. 43 1. Remove the oil fill cap. Add the recommended oil until it reaches the upper level mark.
  • Page 61: Changing Engine Oil & Filter

    Make motorcycle serviced by your dealer. sure the prior seal is not stuck to the engine. Use a new Honda Genuine oil filter or Discard the oil and oil filter at an equivalent specified for your model. approved recycling centre.
  • Page 62 Engine Oil Changing Engine Oil & Filter 8. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the 12. Check the oil level. P. 56 rubber seal of a new oil filter. 13. Check that there are no oil leaks. 9. Install a new oil filter and tighten. 14.
  • Page 63: Coolant

    Coolant Checking the Coolant If the coolant level is dropping noticeably or the reserve tank is empty, you likely have a 1. Place your motorcycle on a firm, level serious leak. Have your motorcycle inspected surface. by your dealer. 2. Hold your motorcycle in an upright position.
  • Page 64 Coolant Adding Coolant Adding Coolant WARNING If the coolant level is below the LOWER level, Removing the radiator cap while the add the recommended coolant P. 45 until engine is hot can cause the coolant to the level reaches the UPPER level mark. spray out, potentially scalding you.
  • Page 65: Brakes

    Brakes Checking Brake Fluid If the brake fluid level in either reservoir is below the LOWER level mark or the brake 1. Place your motorcycle in an upright lever and pedal freeplay becomes excessive, position on a firm, level surface. inspect the brake pads for wear.
  • Page 66 Brakes Inspecting the Brake Pads Inspecting the Brake Pads Front Inspect the brake pads from in front of the brake caliper. Check the condition of the brake pad groove Always inspect both left and right wear indicators. calipers. Front The pads need to be replaced if a Rear Inspect the brake pads from the brake pad is worn to the bottom of the...
  • Page 67: Side Stand

    Side Stand 4. Start the engine, pull the clutch lever in, and shift the transmission into gear. 5. Lower the side stand all the way. The engine should stop as you lower the side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
  • Page 68: Drive Chain

    Drive Chain Inspecting the Drive Chain Slack Check the drive chain slack at several points along the chain. If the slack is not constant at all points, some links may be kinked and binding. Have the chain inspected by your dealer. 1.
  • Page 69: Adjusting The Drive Chain Slack

    Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack Adjusting bolt Lock nut Adjusting the chain requires special tools. Have the drive chain slack adjusted by your dealer. (ABS type only) When adjusting the drive chain slack, be Rear axle careful not to damage the wheel speed nut/washer...
  • Page 70 Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack 5. Turn both adjusting bolts an equal 7. Tighten the rear axle nut. number of turns until the correct drive Torque: 113 N·m (11.5 kgf·m, 83 lbf·ft). chain slack is obtained. Turn the adjusting 8.
  • Page 71 Drive Chain Checking the Drive Chain Slider ❙ Checking the Drive Chain Wear Checking the Drive Chain Slider Check the chain wear label when adjusting Check the condition of the drive chain slider. the drive chain. If the front edge of the The drive chain slider need to be replaced if a adjusting plate enters the red zone on the chain slider is worn to the wear limit line.
  • Page 72: Clutch

    Clutch Checking the Clutch Check the clutch cable for kinks or signs of wear. If necessary have it replaced by your dealer. ❙ Checking the Clutch Lever Freeplay Lubricate the clutch cable with a commercially available cable lubricant to Check the clutch lever freeplay. prevent premature wear and corrosion.
  • Page 73 Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay Adjusting the Clutch Lever Upper clutch cable adjuster Freeplay Upper lock nut – ❙ Upper Adjustment Attempt adjustment with the upper clutch cable adjuster first. 1. Loosen the upper lock nut. 2. Turn the upper clutch cable adjuster until the freeplay is 10 to 20 mm (0.4 to 0.8 in).
  • Page 74 Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay 1. Loosen the upper lock nut and turn the Lower adjusting nut upper clutch cable adjuster all the way in (to provide maximum freeplay). Tighten the upper lock nut. 2. Loosen the lower lock nut. 3.
  • Page 75: Throttle

    Throttle Checking the Throttle Adjusting the Throttle Cable Freeplay With the engine off, check that the throttle rotates smoothly from fully closed to fully 1. Slide the cable boot. open in all steering positions and throttle 2. Loosen the lock nut. freeplay is correct.
  • Page 76: Other Adjustments

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Brake Lever After adjustment, check that the lever operates correctly before riding. You can adjust the distance between the tip NOTICE of the brake lever and handle grip. • Do not turn the adjuster beyond its natural limit. ❙...
  • Page 77: Front Suspension

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension ❙ Adjusting the Front Suspension Rebound Damping You can adjust the rebound damping by the ❙ Spring Preload TEN adjuster to suit the load or the road You can adjust the spring preload by the surface.
  • Page 78 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension ❙ Compression Damping COM adjuster You can adjust the compression damping by the COM adjuster to suit the load or the road surface. Turn clockwise to increase compression damping (hard), or turn counterclockwise to decrease compression damping (soft).
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Rear Suspension

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Rear Suspension ❙ Adjusting the Rear Suspension Rebound Damping You can adjust the rebound damping by the ❙ Spring Preload adjuster to suit the load or the road surface. You can adjust the spring preload by the Turn clockwise to increase rebound damping adjuster to suit the load or the road surface.
  • Page 80 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Rear Suspension ❙ Compression Damping (ABS type) Adjuster You can adjust the compression damping by Punch mark the adjuster to suit the load or the road surface. Turn clockwise to increase compression damping (hard), or turn counterclockwise to decrease compression Reference damping (soft).
  • Page 81: Headlight Aim

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Brake Light Switch You can adjust vertical aim of the headlight for proper alignment. Turn the screw using a Check the operation of the brake light Phillips screwdriver provided in the tool kit switch.
  • Page 82: Troubleshooting

    Warning Indicators on or Flashing ... P. 82 Blown Fuse..........P. 97 Low Oil Pressure Indicator ......P. 82 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL).... P. 82 Combined ABS Indicator (CBR600RA) ..P. 83 HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) Indicator ..........P. 83...
  • Page 83: Engine Will Not Start (hiss Indicator Stays On)

    Engine Will Not Start (HISS indicator stays on) ❙ Starter Motor Operates But Engine ignition switch. Does Not Start Check if there are no any metallic seals or stickers on the key. Check the following items: If the HISS indicator still stays on, have ●...
  • Page 84: Overheating (high Coolant Temperature Indicator Is On)

    Overheating (High coolant temperature indicator is on) The engine is overheating when the 2. Check that the radiator fan is operating, following occurs: and then turn the ignition switch to the ● High coolant temperature indicator comes OFF position. If the fan is not operating: ●...
  • 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: Combined Abs Indicator (cbr600ra)

    OFF, then ON again. ignition switch is in the ON position ● Indicator does not go off at speeds above 10 km/h (6 mph) HESD (Honda Electronic ● Indicator comes on or starts flashing while Steering Damper) Indicator riding If the indicator comes on while riding, you may have a serious problem with the HESD.
  • Page 87: Tyre Puncture

    Tyre Puncture Repairing a puncture or removing a wheel WARNING requires special tools and technical expertise. We recommend you have this type of service Riding your motorcycle with a performed by your dealer. temporary tyre repair can be risky. If After an emergency repair, always have the the temporary repair fails, you can tyre inspected/replaced by your dealer.
  • Page 88 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels (ABS type only) 3. (ABS type only) When removing and installing the wheel, be Remove the wheel speed sensor by careful not to damage the wheel speed removing the bolts. sensor and pulser ring. 4. On the right side, remove the mounting bolts and remove the brake caliper.
  • Page 89 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 6. Remove the front axle bolt. 9. Loosen the left axle pinch bolts. 7. Loosen the right axle pinch bolts. 10. On the left side, withdraw the front axle 8. 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, 44 lbf·ft).
  • Page 91 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 9. Install the left brake caliper and tighten 13. Raise the front wheel off the ground the mounting bolts. again, and check that the wheel rotates freely after you release the brake. Torque: 45 N·m (4.6 kgf·m, 33 lbf·ft). 14.
  • Page 92 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 15. (ABS type only) Install the wheel speed sensor and tighten the bolts, then check the clearance between the wheel speed sensor and the pulser ring. 16. Remove the protective tape or cloth. If a torque wrench was not used for installation, see your dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly.
  • Page 93: Rear Wheel

    Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels ❙ Rear Wheel 4. Remove the drive chain from the rear wheel sprocket by pushing the rear wheel Removal forward. 1. Support your motorcycle securely and 5. Remove the rear axle shaft, adjusting raise the rear wheel off the ground using plates.
  • Page 94 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 6. Remove the brake caliper bracket and rear NOTICE wheel, side collars. When installing the brake caliper into position, carefully Support the brake caliper assembly so fit the brake disc between the pads to avoid scratching that it doesn’t hang from the brake them.
  • Page 95 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 3. Adjust the drive chain. P. 66 4. Install and tighten the rear axle nut. Torque: 113 N·m (11.5 kgf·m, 83 lbf·ft). 5. After installing the wheel, apply the brake pedal several times, then recheck the disc for caliper holder to disc clearance.
  • Page 96: Electrical Trouble

    Electrical Trouble Battery Goes Dead Burned-out Light Bulb Charge the battery using a motorcycle Follow the procedure below to replace a battery charger. burned-out light bulb. Remove the battery from the motorcycle Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or LOCK while charging.
  • Page 97: Headlight Bulb

    Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Headlight Bulb 1. Remove the socket cover by turning it counterclockwise. 2. Pull the socket off the bulb without Bulb turning it. Socket 3. Press the pin down and pull out the bulb without turning it. 4.
  • Page 98 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Brake/Tail Light The brake and tail light uses several LEDs. If there is a LED which is not turned on, see Brake/Tail light your dealer for this service. continued...
  • Page 99: Light Bulb

    Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ ❙ Front/Rear Turn Signal/Position License Plate Light Bulb Light Bulb 1. Remove the screws and license light 1. Remove the screw. cover. 2. Remove the turn signal/position light lens 2. Pull the bulb out of the socket without and lens packing.
  • Page 100: Blown Fuse

    (CBR600RA) Fuse box cover Before handling fuses, see “Inspecting and Replacing Fuses.” P. 42 ❙ Fuse Box Fuses (CBR600RR) Fuse box cover Spare fuses 1. Remove the front seat. P. 50 2. Remove the fuse box cover. Spare fuses continued...
  • Page 101: Main Fuse

    Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse ❙ Main Fuse 3. Using the fuse puller provided in the tool kit ( P. 49), pull the fuses out one by one Starter magnetic switch and check for a blown fuse. Always Main fuse replace a blown fuse with a spare of the Wire connector same rating.
  • Page 102 Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse 3. Using the fuse puller provided in the tool kit ( P. 49), pull the main fuse out and check for a blown fuse. Always replace a blown fuse with a spare of the same rating. Spare main fuse is provided in the starter magnetic switch.
  • Page 103: Information

    Information Keys............P. 101 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features ..P. 102 Fuels Containing Alcohol......P. 105 Catalytic Converter ........P. 106 Caring for Your Motorcycle.....P. 107 Storing Your Motorcycle ......P. 110 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....P. 111 You & the Environment ......P. 112 Serial Numbers .........P. 113...
  • Page 104: 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 105: Instruments, Controls, & Other Features

    HISS The headlight is always on when the ignition switch is ON. Leaving the ignition switch ON The Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) with the engine stopped will drain the battery. immobilizes the engine’s ignition system if an Do not turn the key while riding.
  • Page 106 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features South Africa only Singapore only 1. With the ignition switch ON, press and hold the SEL button ( P. 20) for 2 seconds or more. The HISS indicator flashes once. 2. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Morocco only EC Directive This immobilizer system complies with R &...
  • Page 107 HESD The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) automatically controls the steering damper characteristics in accordance with vehicle speed and acceleration. HESD Indicator Comes on P. 83...
  • Page 108: Fuels Containing Alcohol

    Fuels Containing Alcohol Fuels Containing Alcohol The use of petrol containing more than 10% ethanol (or more than 5% methanol) may: ● Some conventional fuels blended with alcohol Damage the painting of the fuel tank. ● are available in some locales to help reduce Damage the rubber tubes of the fuel line.
  • Page 109: Catalytic Converter

    A defective catalytic converter contributes to air pollution and can impair your engine’s performance. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or equivalent.
  • Page 110: Caring For Your Motorcycle

    Frequent cleaning and polishing is important to 3. Thoroughly rinse your motorcycle with plenty ensure the life of your Honda. A clean of clean water and dry with a soft, clean motorcycle makes it easier to spot potential cloth.
  • Page 111 Caring for Your Motorcycle ❙ ● Washing Precautions Do not direct water at the air cleaner: Follow these guidelines when washing: Water in the air cleaner can prevent the ● Do not use high-pressure washers: engine from starting. ● High-pressure water cleaners can damage Do not direct water near the headlight: moving parts and electrical parts, Any condensation inside the headlight...
  • Page 112 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. regularly and follow these guidelines to avoid To remove mud or dust, use a wet sponge and scratches:...
  • Page 113: Storing Your Motorcycle

    Storing Your Motorcycle ● Storing Your Motorcycle Remove the battery to prevent discharge. Charge the battery in a shaded, well- If you store your motorcycle outdoors, you ventilated area. should consider using a full-body motorcycle If you leave the battery in place, cover.
  • Page 114: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    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 115: You & The Environment

    You & the Environment You & the Environment drain or on the ground. Used oil, petrol, coolant, and cleaning solvents contain poisons Owning and riding a motorcycle can be that can hurt refuse workers and contaminate enjoyable, but you must do your part to protect drinking water, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
  • Page 116: Serial Numbers

    Serial Numbers Serial Numbers The frame and engine serial numbers uniquely identify your motorcycle and are required in order to register your motorcycle. They may also be required when ordering replacement parts. The frame number is stamped on the right side of the steering head.
  • Page 117: Specifications

    Caster angle 23º 55´ 2.750 Trail 98 mm (3.9 in) 2.000 Except KO type 186 kg (410 lb) 1.666 CBR600RR Gear ratios Curb weight KO type 190 kg (419 lb) 1.444 CBR600RA 196 kg (432 lb) 1.304 Except KO type...
  • Page 118 Specifications ■ Service Data Recommended Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) brake fluid Tyre size Rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) Cooling system 3.0 litres (3.2 US qt, 2.6 Imp qt) capacity Tyre type Radial, tubeless Recommended Front DUNLOP D214F K...
  • Page 119: Torque Specifications

    ■ Bulbs Headlight 12V-55W × 2 Brake/Tail light Front turn signal/ 12V-21/5 × 2 Position lights Rear turn signal lights 12V-21W × 2 License plate light 12V-5W ■ Fuses Main fuse CBR600RR 20A, 10A Other fuses CBR600RA 30A, 20A, 10A...
  • Page 120: Index

    Index Index Combined ABS Indicator......24 Accessories..........16 Compartment Owner’s Manual....... 31, 104 Tool Kit ............ 31 Battery ..........41, 55 Coolant ..........45, 60 Brakelight Switch........78 Coolant Temperature Gauge....22 Brakes Fluid........... 44, 62 Pad Wear ..........63 Digital Clock Adjustment......
  • Page 121 HESD Flooded Engine ......... 28 (Honda Electronic Steering Damper)..104 Frame Number......... 113 High Beam Indicator........25 Front Brake Lever Adjustment ....73 High Coolant Temperature Front Seat ..........50 Indicator ..........24, 81 Front Suspension ........74 HISS Indicator........25, 80 Fuel Horn Button ..........26 Gauge ............
  • Page 122 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Maintenance malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ..24, 82 Fundamentals .......... 39 Protective Apparel ........11 Importance ..........33 Safety ............33 Schedule ..........34 Rear Seat............ 51 Maximum Weight Limit......17 Recommended Modifications ..........16 Coolant ............ 45 Fuel ............
  • Page 123 Shifting Gears ..........29 Tyres Side Stand ..........64 Air Pressure..........46 Side Stand Ignition Cut-off System ..64 Puncture ...........84 Specifications........... 114 Replacing..........46, 84 Speedometer ..........22 Start Button ......... 26, 28 Starting the Engine ........28 Warning Indicators on.......82 Steering Lock ..........

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