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   Summary of Contents for Honda CBR1000RR

  • 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 Congratulations on your purchase of a new Country Codes Honda motorcycle. Your selection of a Code Country Honda makes you part of a worldwide family CBR1000RR of satisfied customers who appreciate F, II F, III F France, Belgium 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. 24 Maintenance P. 57 Troubleshooting P. 109 Information P. 131 Specifications P. 146 Index P. 150...
  • 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. 7 Safety Precautions ........P. 14 Riding Precautions ........P. 16 Accessories & Modifications......P. 21 Loading ............P. 22...
  • Page 6: Safety Guidelines

    Safety Guidelines Safety Guidelines CBR1000RR/RA Check that you and your passenger are both Follow these guidelines to enhance your safety: wearing an approved motorcycle helmet and ● Perform all routine and regular inspections protective apparel. Instruct your passenger on specified in this manual.
  • Page 7 Safety Guidelines Ride Defensively Ride within Your Limits Always pay attention to other vehicles around Never ride beyond your personal abilities or you, and do not assume that other drivers see faster than conditions warrant. Fatigue and you. Be prepared to stop quickly or perform an inattention can impair your ability to use good evasive maneuver.
  • Page 8 Safety Guidelines check the tightness of critical nuts and bolts, Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition and check the handlebar, control levers, brakes, It’s important to keep your motorcycle properly and wheels. Ride slowly and cautiously. maintained and in safe riding condition.
  • Page 9 Safety Guidelines Carbon Monoxide Hazard Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colourless, odorless gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and may lead to death. If you run the engine in confined or even partly enclosed area, the air you breathe could contain a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide.
  • Page 10: Image Labels

    Image Labels Image Labels Read instructions contained in Owner’s Manual carefully. Except KO, III KO type The following pages describe the label Read instructions contained in Shop Manual meanings. Some labels warn you of carefully. In the interest of safety, take the potential hazards that could cause serious injury.
  • Page 11 Image Labels BATTERY LABEL DANGER • Keep flame and spark away from the battery. Battery produce explosive gas that can cause explosion. • Wear the eye protection and rubber gloves when handling the battery, or you can get burned or lose your eyesight by the battery electrolyte.
  • Page 12 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...
  • Page 13 Image Labels ACCESSORIES AND LOADING WARNING LABEL WARNING ACCESSORIES AND LOADING CBR1000RR/RA • The safety stability and handling of this motorcycle may be affected by the addition of accessories and luggage. • Read carefully the instructions contained in user’s manual and installation guide before installing any accessory.
  • Page 14 Image Labels REAR CUSHION LABEL CBR1000RR/RA only GAS FILLED Do not open. Do not heat.
  • Page 15 Cold tyre pressure: [Driver only] Front 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm , 36 psi) Rear 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm , 42 psi) CBR1000RR/RA only CBR1000RR/RA [Driver and passenger] Front 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm , 36 psi) Rear 290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm...
  • Page 16 Image Labels SAFETY REMINDER LABEL CBR1000RR/RA CBR1000RR/RA For your protection, always wear helmet, protective apparel. CBR1000S/SA Operator only. No passenger. For your protection, always wear CBR1000S/SA helmet, protective apparel. FUEL LABEL Unleaded petrol only Premium Recommended DRIVE CHAIN LABEL Keep chain adjusted and lubricated.
  • Page 17: Safety Precautions

    Ride defensively in ● CBR1000RR/RA only response to weather and road conditions. Keep passenger’s hands onto the seat strap or your waist, passenger’s feet on the footpegs while riding.
  • Page 18 ● Face shield with unobstructed field of vision crash. or other approved eye protection CBR1000RR/RA Make sure that you always wear an WARNING approved helmet and protective apparel. Not wearing a helmet increases the chance of serious injury or death in a ❙...
  • Page 19: Riding Precautions

    Riding Precautions Riding Precautions The tyres slip more easily on such surfaces and braking distances are longer. ● Avoid repeated braking. Running-in Period Repeated braking, such as when During the first 500 km (300 miles) of running, descending long, steep slopes can follow these guidelines to ensure your seriously overheat the brakes, reducing motorcycle’s future reliability and performance.
  • Page 20 Riding Precautions ❙ ● Combined ABS When Combined ABS does not function, the CBR1000RA/SA only brakes work like a conventional braking Even when the brake lever and brake pedal are system. On conventional braking systems, applied separately, the combined ABS operating the front brake lever applies the distributes braking pressure between the front front brake and operating the rear brake...
  • Page 21 Riding Precautions You may feel a change in the way the brake lever/pedal reacts when it is operated under the following conditions: ● Immediately after turning the ignition switch to ON. ● After braking to a stop and applying the brakes again.
  • Page 22 Riding Precautions 3. Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until its Parking weight rests on the side stand. ● Park on a firm, level surface. 4. Turn the handlebars fully to the left. ● If you must park on a slight incline or loose Turning the handlebars to the right surface, park so that the motorcycle cannot reduces stability and may cause the...
  • Page 23 Riding Precautions Refuelling and Fuel Guidelines Follow these guidelines to protect the engine and catalytic converter: ● Use only unleaded petrol. ● Use recommended octane number. Using lower octane petrol will result in decreased engine performance. ● Do not use fuels containing a high concentration of alcohol.
  • Page 24: 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 25: Loading

    Loading Loading CBR1000RR/RA WARNING ● CBR1000S/SA only Never carry a passenger. Your motorcycle Overloading or improper loading can was not designed to carry a passenger. cause a crash and you can be seriously ● Carrying extra weight affects your hurt or killed.
  • Page 26 Loading Suspension Settings for Race Always be sure to return the settings to their original specifications before resuming street Track (experienced riders only) riding. CBR1000S/SA only Adjusting the Front Suspension P. 101 The suspension settings for race tracks were Adjusting the Rear Suspension P. 106 developed as a baseline setting for experienced riders weighing approximately 75 kg (165 lb).
  • Page 27: Operation Guide

    Parts Location CBR1000RR/RA (P86) Rear brake fluid reservoir (P128) Fuse box Battery (P78) (P129) Main fuse Front brake fluid reservoir (P86) Front brake lever (P98) Throttle grip (P97) Engine oil fill cap (P80) Engine oil dipstick (P80) Front suspension spring...
  • Page 28 (P94) Clutch lever Front suspension rebound damping/compression damping adjuster (P99) (P100) (P54) Fuel fill cap Front seat (P74) (P75) Rear seat Rear suspension compression damping adjuster (P105) Rear suspension rebound damping adjuster (P104) (P90) Drive chain Rear suspension spring Shift lever (P53) (P104) preload adjuster...
  • Page 29 Parts Location CBR1000S/SA (P86) Rear brake fluid reservoir (P128) Fuse box Battery (P78) (P129) Main fuse Front brake fluid reservoir (P86) Front brake lever (P98) Throttle grip (P97) Engine oil fill cap (P80) Engine oil dipstick (P80) Brakelight switch (P88) (P82) Engine oil filter Coolant reserve...
  • Page 30 (P94) Clutch lever Front suspension spring preload/rebound damping adjuster (P101) (P102) (P54) Fuel fill cap Front seat (P74) (P76) Single seat cowl Rear suspension compression damping adjuster (P107) Rear suspension rebound damping adjuster (P106) (P90) Drive chain Rear suspension spring Shift lever (P53) (P106)
  • Page 31 Instruments button Tachometer NOTICE Do not operate the engine in the tachometer red zone. Excessive engine speed can adversely affect engine life. Tachometer red zone (excessive engine rpm range) button Speedometer Display Check Alternately displays the contents of two pattern. Pattern 1 When the ignition switch is turned on, tachometer segment progress to maximum scale and then disappear.
  • Page 32 Coolant temperature gauge ( Display range: 35 ºC to 132 ºC Gear position indicator • Below 34 ºC: “ ” lights Shows 1st to 6th gear position. • Between 122 ºC and 131 ºC: - High coolant temperature indicator lights - Coolant temperature digit flash •...
  • Page 33 Instruments Tripmeter [A/B] & Fuel mileage meter & Fuel consumption meter button selects the tripmeter A, tripmeter B, current fuel mileage, average fuel mileage and fuel consumption. (P32) To reset the tripmeter: Current fuel Average fuel Tripmeter A Tripmeter B Fuel consumption mileage mileage...
  • Page 34 The average fuel mileage and fuel consumption will be based on tripmeter A. • Current fuel mileage: Current instant fuel mileage. If your speed is 1 km/h (0.6 mph) or less, “ ” is displayed. • Average fuel mileage: Average fuel mileage since tripmeter A was reset. When “ ”...
  • Page 35 Instruments ❙ To reset the tripmeter, average fuel Then, the display returns to the last selected indication. mileage and fuel consumption To reset tripmeter A, average fuel mileage, and fuel consumption together, press and hold button. Tripmeter A Average fuel Fuel mileage consumption...
  • Page 36 Display Setting Setting Mode A (P34) Following items to change sequentially • Clock setting • Backlight brightness adjustment • Activating/deactivating of tripmeter A, average fuel mileage and fuel consumption automatic reset mode • Setting of HISS Indicator • ED, II ED, IV ED and U, III U types only Changing of speed and mileage unit •...
  • Page 37 Instruments Setting Mode A Press button until the desired minute is displayed. 1 To set the clock: Press and hold to advance the minute Turn the ignition switch to ON. fast. Press and hold button and button until the hour digits start flashing. Press button.
  • Page 38 2 Backlight brightness adjustment: 3 To activate/deactivate of tripmeter A, You can adjust the brightness five levels. average fuel mileage and fuel consumption automatic reset mode: Press button. The brightness is You can also activate or deactivate the switched. automatic reset mode by refuelling after low Press button.
  • Page 39 Instruments 4 HISS indicator setting: ED, II ED, IV ED and U, III U types only You can select the blink or off the HISS Press button. The HISS indicator is set, indicator. and then the display moves to the changing of the speed and mileage unit.
  • Page 40 5 Changing the speed and mileage unit: 6 Changing the fuel mileage meter unit: ED, II ED, IV ED and U, III U types only Press button to select “km/l”or “l/100km”. Press button to select either “km/h” ED, II ED, IV ED and U, III U types only and “km”...
  • Page 41 Instruments Setting Mode B Each time button is pressed, the blinking RPM set value increase by 200 r/min 1 Setting of REV indicators: (rpm) (one segment). When the set value You can change the setting of the REV exceeds the allowable range, the RPM set indicators.
  • Page 42 Press button. The blinking RPM is set, and then the display moves to the setting of lighting interval RPM. At the same time, the blinking bar segment Tachometer shows the currently applied setting originated from the blinking RPM and the numerical tachometer display shows the interval RPM.
  • Page 43 Instruments Ex When blinking RPM is setting 13,000 r/min Press button. The interval RPM is set, and then the display moves to the (rpm) and lighting interval RPM is 200 r/min brightness adjustment of the REV indicators. (rpm). At the same time, the currently applied brightness level is displayed in the numerical REV indicators r/min (rpm)
  • Page 44 Press button. The currently selected Engine revolutions per minutes displaying mode is set, and the control 8,000 r/min (rpm) returns to the ordinary display. Conventional display In setting mode B, this setting is maintained when the ignition switch is turned off. If the button is not pressed for about 30 Reverse display seconds in this mode, the control returns to...
  • Page 45 Instruments Lap Timer You can display and record lap time, fuel Press and hold button when the consumption, travel distance, driving time, motorcycle is stopped. The display switches and average fuel mileage. between the lap time mode and lap time (P45) recall mode.
  • Page 46 Lap time mode Most recent lap time You can display the most recent lap time, Fuel consumption fuel consumption, travel distance, driving time, and average fuel mileage. Recordable data LAP number until 99 Most recent lap time LAP time until 59:59.99 Travel distance Fuel consumption until 99.9 Travel distance until 999.9...
  • Page 47 Instruments Measurement of lap time Press start/lap button at each lap. In completion of 1 lap Most Recent lap time (When driving time display: After 5 seconds switch to driving time.) Number of completed laps !b !d Start/lap button button In completion of 21 laps Switch the display to the lap time mode.
  • Page 48 Lap time recall mode Fastest • The history of recorded lap time and the lap time fastest lap time is displayed. • The lap time is reset. Fastest lap time (F-LAP) is minimum lap time. Fastest lap time (F-LAP) excludes start and last lap time.
  • Page 49 Indicators High beam indicator REV indicators (P48) PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned on. If it comes on while engine is running: (P112) Low oil pressure indicator Comes on when the ignition switch is turned on.
  • Page 50 Neutral indicator Left turn signal indicator Comes on when the transmission is in Neutral. HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) indicator Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned on. If it comes on while engine is running: (P113) (P33) (P134) HISS indicator •...
  • Page 51 Indicators REV Indicators • Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned on. Initial setting blinking RPM: 13,000 r/min (rpm) Except F, II F, III F and KO, III KO types 12,000 r/min (rpm) F, II F, III F type KO, III KO type 12,600 r/min (rpm) interval RPM: 200 r/min (rpm)
  • Page 52 Low fuel indicator and reserve fuel • Flashes from “0.0” l (litre). consumption display When the amount of consumed fuel is more than 1.0 litre (0.26 US gal, 0.22 Imp When the low fuel indicator comes on, the gal) the display blinks faster. tripmeter &...
  • Page 53 Switches Engine stop switch Should normally remain in the position. In an emergency, switch to the OFF position to stop the engine. Start/Lap button Headlight turns off when operating the starter motor. Also use lap timer (P44) Horn button Hazard switch Switchable when the ignition Turn signal switch switch is on.
  • Page 54 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 55: 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 56: 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 57 Refuelling Opening the Fuel Fill Cap Fuel fill cap Open the lock cover, insert the ignition key, Ignition key and turn it clockwise to open the cap. Lower edge of the filler neck Closing the Fuel Fill Cap After refuelling, push the fuel fill cap closed until it locks.
  • Page 58 Storage Equipment Tool Kit/U-shaped Lock/Document Bag CBR1000RR/RA A tool kit, and document bag are located under the rear seat. There is also space to store a U- shaped lock. CBR1000S/SA A tool kit, and document bag are located under the single seat cowl. There is also space to store a U-shaped lock.
  • Page 59 Storage Equipment CBR1000RR/RA only Use the helmet holder only when parked. The helmet holders are located underside of ❙ (P75) Removing the Rear Seat the rear seat. Under side of Helmet holder WARNING the rear seat Riding with a helmet attached to the...
  • Page 60: 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. 58 Brakes ............P. 86 Maintenance Schedule ......P. 59 Side Stand...........P. 89 Maintenance Fundamentals ..... P. 62 Drive Chain ..........P.
  • Page 61: 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 62: 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 63 : Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary) you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. : Replace Procedures are provided in an official Honda Shop Manual. : Lubricate : Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle...
  • Page 64 Maintenance Schedule Odometer Reading* Pre-ride Annual Regular Refer to Items Check × 1,000 km Check Replace page P. 62 × 1,000 mi Drive Chain Every 1,000 km (600 mi): Drive Chain Slider Brake Fluid* 2 Years Brake Pads Wear Brake System Brakelight Switch Headlight Aim Lights/Horn...
  • Page 65: 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 pad wear. P. 86, 87 perform a pre-ride inspection and make sure ● Lights and horn-Check that lights, that any problem you find is corrected.
  • Page 66 Maintenance Fundamentals Replacing Parts Colour label Always use Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents to ensure reliability and safety. When ordering coloured components, specify the model name, colour, and code mentioned on the colour label. CBR1000RR/RA The colour label is attached to the rear fender under the rear seat.
  • Page 67 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 68 NOTICE NOTICE Installing non-Honda electrical accessories can overload Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating greatly the electrical system, discharging the battery and possibly increases the chance of damage to the electrical system.
  • Page 69 Conserving” or ”Resource Conserving” on the For recommended engine oil, see circular API service symbol. “Specifications.” P. 148 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 70 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 71 Recommended lubricant: Drive chain lubricant designed specifically Recommended Coolant for O-ring chains. Pro Honda HP is a pre-mixed solution of If not available, use SAE 80 or 90 gear oil. antifreeze and distilled water. Concentration: 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water...
  • Page 72 Maintenance Fundamentals ❙ A concentration of antifreeze below 40% will Inspecting for Damage not provide proper corrosion and cold Inspect the tyres for temperature protection. cuts, slits, or cracks A concentration of up to 60% will provide that exposes fabric or better protection in colder climates.
  • Page 73 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 74 Always use the size and type of tyres ● Have the wheel balanced with Honda recommended in this owner’s manual. Genuine balance weights or equivalent after the tyre is installed. ●...
  • Page 75 Maintenance Fundamentals Air Cleaner KO, III KO type only This motorcycle is equipped with a viscous type air cleaner element. Air blow cleaning or any other cleaning can degrade the viscous element performance and cause the intake of dust. Do not perform the maintenance. Should be serviced by your dealer.
  • Page 76: Tool Kit

    Tool kit CBR1000RR/RA CBR1000S/SA The tool kit is stored under the rear seat. The tool kit is stored under the single seat P. 75 cowl. P. 76 You can perform some roadside repairs, You can perform some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement minor adjustments and parts replacement with the tools contained in the kit.
  • Page 77: Removing & Installing Body Components

    Removing & Installing Body Components ❙ Front Seat Removal 1. Remove the right and left side covers by releasing the tabs from the guides, and Seat prongs carefully pull the side cover put from the Side cover Front seat grommets. Prong 2.
  • Page 78: Rear Seat

    Removing & Installing Body Components Rear Seat ❙ Rear Seat Removal 1. Move the seat strap forward. CBR1000RR/RA 2. Insert the ignition key into the seat lock. 3. Turn it clockwise, then pull the rear seat Rear seat Hook Prong forward and up.
  • Page 79: Single Seat Cowl

    Removing & Installing Body Components Single Seat Cowl ❙ Single Seat Cowl Removal 1. Insert the ignition key into the single seat CBR1000S/SA cowl lock. 2. Turn it clockwise, then pull the single seat Single seat cowl Hook cowl forward and up. Prong ❙...
  • Page 80: Lower Cowl

    Removing & Installing Body Components Lower Cowl Lower Cowl The lower cowl must be removed to change the oil filter. ❙ Removal 1. Remove the bolts A and bolts B. 2. Remove the lower cowl carefully release Bolt A the guides from hooks of the middle cowl side as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 81: Battery

    Removing & Installing Body Components Battery Battery CBR1000RA/SA CBR1000RR/S Negative terminal Positive terminal Positive terminal Battery Rubber strap Negative Battery Rubber strap terminal...
  • Page 82 Removing & Installing Body Components Battery ❙ ❙ Removal Installation Make sure the ignition switch is off. Install the parts in the reverse order of 1. Remove the front seat. P. 74 removal. Always connect the positive 2. Unhook the rubber strap. terminal first.
  • Page 83: Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Checking the Engine Oil Oil fill cap 1. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for 3 to 5 minutes. Upper level 2. Turn the ignition switch off, stop the engine and wait for 2 to 3 minutes. 3.
  • Page 84: Adding Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil Adding Engine Oil 2. Securely reinstall the oil fill cap. NOTICE If the engine oil is below or near the lower Overfilling with oil or operating with insufficient oil can level mark, add the recommended engine oil. cause damage to your engine.
  • Page 85: Changing Engine Oil & Filter

    Changing the oil and filter requires special tools. We recommend that you have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer. Use a new Honda Genuine oil filter or equivalent specified for your model. NOTICE Using the wrong oil filter can result in serious damage to...
  • Page 86 Engine Oil Changing Engine Oil & Filter 7. Remove the oil filter with a filter wrench 8. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the and let the remaining oil drain out. Make rubber seal of a new oil filter. sure the prior seal is not stuck to the 9.
  • Page 87: 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 88: Changing Coolant

    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. 68) until engine is hot can cause the coolant to the level reaches the upper level mark. spray out, potentially scalding you.
  • Page 89: 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 90: Inspecting The Brake Pads

    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. brake calipers. Front The pads need to be replaced if a Rear Inspect the brake pads from the...
  • Page 91 Brakes Adjusting the Brakelight Switch Adjusting the Brakelight Switch Check the operation of the brakelight switch. Turn the adjusting nut in the direction A if the switch operates too late, or turn the nut in the direction B if the switch operates too soon.
  • Page 92: 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 93: Drive Chain

    Drive Chain Inspecting the Drive Chain Do not ride your motorcycle if the slack exceeds 50 mm (2.0 in). 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.
  • Page 94: Adjusting The Drive Chain Slack

    Drive Chain Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack Adjusting the Drive Chain Slack Lock nut Adjusting bolt Adjusting the chain requires special tools. Adjusting plate Have the drive chain slack adjusted by your dealer. CBR1000RA/SA only When adjusting the drive chain slack, be careful not to damage the wheel speed sensor and pulser ring.
  • Page 95 5. Turn both adjusting bolts an equal 7. Tighten the rear axle nut. number of turns until the correct drive CBR1000RR/RA chain slack is obtained. Turn the adjusting Torque: 113 N·m (11.5 kgf·m, 83 lbf·ft). bolts counterclockwise to tighten the CBR1000S/SA chain.
  • Page 96 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 97: 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 98: Adjusting The Clutch Lever

    Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay ❙ Adjusting the Clutch Lever Lower Adjustment Freeplay If the upper clutch cable adjuster is threaded out near its limit, or the correct freeplay ❙ Upper Adjustment cannot be obtained, attempt adjustment with the lower adjusting nut. Attempt adjustment with the upper clutch cable adjuster first.
  • Page 99 Clutch Adjusting the Clutch Lever Freeplay 2. Loosen the lower lock nut. Adjusting nut 3. Turn the adjusting nut until the clutch lever freeplay is 10 to 20 mm (0.4 to 0.8 in). 4. Tighten the lower lock nut and check the clutch lever freeplay.
  • Page 100: Throttle

    Throttle Checking the Throttle With the engine off, check that the throttle rotates smoothly from fully closed to fully open in all steering positions and throttle freeplay is correct. If the throttle does not move smoothly, close automatically, or if the cable is damaged, have the motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
  • Page 101: 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 102: Adjusting The Front Suspension

    Adjusting the Front Suspension ❙ Adjusting the Front Suspension Rebound Damping You can adjust the rebound damping by the CBR1000RR/RA TEN adjuster to suit the load or the road ❙ Spring Preload surface. Turn the adjuster using the BFR adjuster...
  • Page 103 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension ❙ Compression Damping NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond its limits. You can adjust the compression damping by Adjust both left and right forks to the same spring the COM adjuster to suit the load or the road preload, rebound damping and compression damping.
  • Page 104 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension CBR1000S/SA When adjusting, be careful not to damage ❙ Spring Preload the adjuster. You can adjust the spring preload by the Adjuster adjuster to suit the load or the road surface. Turn clockwise to increase spring preload (hard), or turn counterclockwise to decrease spring preload (soft).
  • Page 105 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension ❙ Rebound Damping You can adjust the rebound damping by the REB adjuster on the right side of the front fork to suit the load or the road surface. Turn clockwise to increase rebound damping (hard), or turn counterclockwise to decrease rebound damping (soft).
  • Page 106 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Front Suspension ❙ Compression Damping You can adjust the compression damping by the COMP adjuster on the left side of the front fork to suit the load or the road surface. Turn clockwise to increase compression damping (hard), or turn counterclockwise to decrease compression damping (soft).
  • Page 107: Adjusting The Rear Suspension

    Adjusting the Rear Suspension ❙ Adjusting the Rear Suspension Rebound Damping You can adjust the rebound damping by the CBR1000RR/RA TEN adjuster to suit the load or the road ❙ Spring Preload surface. Turn the adjuster using the BFR adjuster...
  • Page 108 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Rear Suspension ❙ Compression Damping You can adjust the compression damping by the COM adjuster to suit the load or the road surface. Turn the adjuster using the BFR adjuster provided in the tool kit ( P.
  • Page 109 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Rear Suspension ❙ Rebound Damping CBR1000S/SA ❙ Spring Preload You can adjust the rebound damping by the REB adjuster to suit the load or the road You can adjust the spring preload by the surface. adjuster knob to suit the load or the road Turn clockwise to increase rebound damping surface.
  • Page 110 Other Adjustments Adjusting the Rear Suspension ❙ Compression Damping NOTICE Do not turn the adjuster beyond its limits. You can adjust the compression damping by the COMP adjuster to suit the load or the NOTICE road surface. The rear shock absorber damper unit contains high Turn clockwise to increase compression pressure nitrogen gas.
  • Page 111: Headlight Aim

    Other Adjustments Adjusting the Headlight Aim Adjusting the Headlight Aim You can adjust vertical aim of the headlight for proper alignment. Turn the screw using a Phillips screwdriver provided in the tool kit P. 73) in or out as necessary. Obey local laws and regulations.
  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    Warning Indicators On or Flashing ..P. 112 Blown Fuse..........P. 128 Low Oil Pressure Indicator ....... P. 112 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)..P. 112 Combined ABS Indicator......P. 113 HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) Indicator ..........P. 113...
  • Page 113: Engine Will Not Start (hiss Indicator Stays On)

    Engine Will Not Start (HISS indicator stays on) ❙ Starter Motor Operates But Engine Check if there is no another HISS key Does Not Start (including spare key) close to the ignition switch. Check the following items: Check if there are no any metallic seals ●...
  • Page 114: 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 115: 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 116: Combined Abs Indicator

    ON position turn the ignition off, then on again. ● 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 117: 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 118 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels CBR1000RA/SA only CBR1000RA/SA 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 119 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 120 8. Install the right brake caliper and tighten Surface of the mounting bolts. fork leg CBR1000RR/RA Torque: 45 N·m (4.6 kgf·m, 33 lbf·ft). CBR1000S/SA Torque: 40 N·m (4.1 kgf·m, 30 lbf·ft). End of front...
  • Page 121 9. Install the left brake caliper and tighten 10. Lower the front wheel on the ground. the mounting bolts. 11. Apply the brake lever several times. CBR1000RR/RA Then, pump the fork several times. 12. Retighten the left axle pinch bolts. Torque: 45 N·m (4.6 kgf·m, 33 lbf·ft).
  • Page 122 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels CBR1000RA/SA only Install the wheel speed sensor, sensor guide and tighten the bolts, then check the clearance between the wheel speed sensor and the pulser ring. 15. 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 123 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 124 Tyre Puncture Removing Wheels 6. Remove the brake caliper bracket, rear NOTICE wheel and side collars. When installing the brake caliper into position, carefully Support the brake caliper so that it fit the brake disc between the pads to avoid scratching doesn’t hang from the brake hose.
  • Page 125 Removing Wheels 3. Adjust the drive chain. P. 91 4. Install and tighten the rear axle nut. CBR1000RR/RA Torque: 113 N·m (11.5 kgf·m, 83 lbf·ft). CBR1000S/SA Torque: 124 N·m (12.6 kgf·m, 91 lbf·ft). 5. After installing the wheel, apply the brake pedal several times, then recheck the wheel rotates freely.
  • Page 126: 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 before charging.
  • Page 127 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 Arrow mark turning it. Bulb 3. Press the pin down and pull out the bulb Socket without turning it.
  • Page 128 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ ❙ Position Light Brake/Tail light Brake/Tail light Position light The position light uses several LEDs. The brake and tail light uses several LEDs. If there is a LED which is not turned on, see If there is a LED which is not turned on, see your dealer for this service.
  • Page 129 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ Front Turn Signal Bulb 4. Turn the socket counterclockwise and pull it out. 1. Remove the screw. 5. Slightly press the bulb in and turn it 2. Fold the rearview mirror. counterclockwise. Rearview mirror Bulb Screw Socket...
  • Page 130 Electrical Trouble Burned-out Light Bulb ❙ ❙ Rear Turn Signal Bulb License Plate Light Bulb 1. Remove the screw. 1. Remove the screws. 2. Remove the turn signal lens and lens 2. Remove the license light cover and cover packing. packing.
  • Page 131: Blown Fuse

    Fuse box cover Before handling fuses, see “Inspecting and Replacing Fuses.” P. 65 ❙ Fuse Box Fuses CBR1000RR/S Fuse box cover Spare fuses 1. Remove the front seat. P. 74 2. Remove the fuse box cover. 3. Pull the fuses out one by one with the fuse puller in the tool kit and check for a blown fuse.
  • Page 132 Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse ❙ Main Fuse & FI Fuse CBR1000RR/S Starter magnetic switch cover 1. Remove the front seat. P. 74 CBR1000RR/S Remove the starter magnetic switch cover. CBR1000RA/SA Open the main and FI fuse box cover. 3. Pull the main fuse and FI fuse out one by one and check for a blown fuse.
  • Page 133 Electrical Trouble Blown Fuse ❙ ABS Motor Fuses qualified. Refer to an official Honda Service Manual. CBR1000RA/SA only NOTICE If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an electrical problem. Have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer. ABS motor fuses The ABS motor fuses are located on the starter magnetic switch.
  • Page 134: Information

    Information Keys............P. 132 P. 133 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features..Fuels Containing Alcohol......P. 136 Catalytic Converter ........P. 137 Caring for Your Motorcycle.....P. 138 Storing Your Motorcycle ......P. 142 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....P. 143 You & the Environment ......P. 144 Serial Numbers .........P. 145...
  • Page 135: Keys

    Keys Keys key. If you lose a key, make another duplicate key immediately. Ignition key This motorcycle has two ignition keys and a key To make a duplicate key and register it with tag with a key number and a bar code. your HISS system, take the spare key, the key tag, and the motorcycle to your dealer.
  • Page 136: Instruments, Controls, & Other Features

    Instruments, Controls, & Other Features Instruments, Controls, & Odometer Other Features The display locks 999,999 when the read-out exceeds 999,999. Ignition Switch Tripmeter The headlight is always on when the ignition switch is on. Leaving the ignition switch on with Tripmeter A returns to 0 when the read-out the engine stopped will drain the battery.
  • Page 137 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features EC Directive HISS This immobilizer system complies with R & TTE The Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) (Radio and Telecommunications Terminal immobilizes the engine’s ignition system if an Equipment and the mutual recognition of their improperly-coded key is used to try and start conformity) Directive.
  • Page 138 Instruments, Controls, & Other Features Document Bag HESD CBR1000RR/RA The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) The owner’s manual, registration, and automatically controls the steering damper insurance information can be stored in the characteristics in accordance with vehicle speed plastic document bag located under the rear and acceleration.
  • Page 139: Fuels Containing Alcohol

    Fuels Containing Alcohol Fuels Containing Alcohol The use of petrol containing more than 10% ethanol 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 140: 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 141: 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 142 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 143 Caring for Your Motorcycle If necessary, remove heat stains by using a Panels commercially available fine texture compound. Follow these guidelines to prevent scratches Then rinse by the same manner as removing and blemishes: mud or dust. ● Wash gently using a soft sponge and plenty of water.
  • Page 144 Caring for Your Motorcycle Replace the windscreen if scratches cannot be Windscreen removed and they obstruct clear vision. Using plenty of water, clean the windscreen with a soft cloth or sponge. (Avoid using Take care to keep battery electrolyte, brake detergents or any kind of chemical cleaner on fluid, or other chemical solvents off the the windscreen.) Dry with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Page 145: Storing Your Motorcycle

    Storing Your Motorcycle Storing Your Motorcycle After removing your motorcycle from storage, inspect all maintenance items required by the If you store your motorcycle outdoors, you Maintenance Schedule. should consider using a full-body motorcycle cover. If you won’t be riding for an extended period, follow these guidelines: ●...
  • Page 146: Transporting Your Motorcycle

    Transporting Your Motorcycle Transporting Your Right side 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.
  • Page 147: 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 148: 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 149: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications ■ Main Components CBR1000RR/RA* Type SC59 Except KO, III KO type 180 kg (397 lb) Maximum weight Overall length 2,075 mm (81.7 in) capacity KO, III KO type 160 kg (353 lb) Overall width 720 mm (28.3 in)
  • Page 150: Service Data

    Specifications CBR1000RR/S CBR1000RR/RA BRIDGESTONE S20F G YTZ7S Front DUNLOP Qualifier II K 12V-6Ah (10 HR) / 6.3Ah (20 HR) Battery CBR1000S/SA CBR1000RA/SA PIRELLI DIABLO SUPERCORSA SP Recommended YTZ10S Tyres CBR1000RR/RA 12V-8.6Ah (10 HR) / 9.1Ah (20 HR) BRIDGESTONE S20R G 2.285...
  • Page 151 Specifications ■ Bulbs Honda 4-stroke motorcycle oil API Service Classification SG or higher, excluding oils Headlight 12V-55W × 2 Recommended marked as “Energy Conserving” or “Resource Brakelight engine oil Conserving,” SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 Taillight standard MA Front turn signal lights 12V-21W × 2 2.8 litres (3.0 US qt,...
  • Page 152: Torque Specifications

    30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 lbf·ft) Oil filter 26 N·m (2.7 kgf·m, 19 lbf·ft) Front wheel axle bolt 79 N·m (8.1 kgf·m, 58 lbf·ft) CBR1000RR/RA Front wheel brake caliper 45 N·m (4.6 kgf·m, 33 lbf·ft) mounting bolts CBR1000S/SA 40 N·m (4.1 kgf·m, 30 lbf·ft) Front wheel axle pinch bolts 22 N·m (2.2 kgf·m, 16 lbf·ft)
  • Page 153: Index

    Index Index Combined ABS Indicator ......46 Accessories ..........21 Compartment Owner’s Manual .......55, 135 Tool Kit.............55 Battery ..........64, 78 Coolant..........68, 84 Brakelight Switch ........88 Coolant Temperature Gauge ....29 Brakes Fluid ........... 67, 86 Pad Wear ..........87 Digital Clock Adjustment ....33, 34 Braking............
  • Page 154 Headlight Dimmer Switch......50 Flooded Engine ......... 52 Helmet Holder ........... 55 Frame Number ........145 HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Front Brake Lever Adjustment ....98 Damper) ........... 47, 135 Front Seat ..........74 High Beam Indicator ......... 46 Front Suspension........99...
  • Page 155 Load Limits..........22 Loading Guidelines ........22 Parking ............19 Low Oil Pressure Indicator ....46, 112 Parts Location ..........24 Lower Cowl..........77 Passing Light Control Switch.....50 Petrol ..........54, 136 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) Maintenance Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)..46, 112 Fundamentals........... 62 Protective Apparel........14 Importance..........
  • Page 156 Transporting Your Motorcycle ....143 Safety Precautions ........14 Tripmeter ........... 30 Serial Numbers ........145 Troubleshooting........109 Shifting Gears..........53 Turn Signal Indicators ....... 47 Side Stand..........89 Tyres Side Stand Ignition Cut-off System..89 Air Pressure ..........69 Single Seat Cowl ........

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