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2005 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  1. 1. 05/11/15 12:10:25 31MCF660_001 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. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. The vehicle pictured on the front cover may not match your vehicle. 2005 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  2. 2. 05/11/15 12:10:28 31MCF660_002 2006 Honda RC51 OWNER’S MANUAL
  3. 3. 05/11/15 12:10:36 31MCF660_003 Introduction Congratulations on choosing your Honda We also recommend that you read this motorcycle. owner’s manual before you ride. 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 topics at the beginning of each section, reputation for building quality into every and both an in-depth table of contents and product. an index at the back of the book. Before riding, take time to get acquainted As you read this manual, you will find with your motorcycle and how it works. information that is preceded by a To protect your investment, we urge you symbol. This information is to take responsibility for keeping your intended to help you avoid damage to your motorcycle well maintained. Scheduled Honda, other property, or the environment. service is a must, of course. But it’s just as important to observe the break-in guidelines, and perform all pre-ride and other periodic checks detailed in this manual. Introduction
  4. 4. 05/11/15 12:10:44 31MCF660_004 Introduction Read the Warranties Booklet (page 219 ) You may also want to visit our website at thoroughly so you understand the www.honda.com. coverages that protect your new Honda and are aware of your rights and Happy riding! responsibilities. California Proposition 65 Warning If you have any questions, or if you ever WARNING: This product contains or need special service or repairs, remember emits chemicals known to the State of that your Honda dealer knows your 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
  5. 5. 05/11/15 12:10:49 31MCF660_005 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. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all hazards associated with operating or maintaining a motorcycle. You must use your own good judgment. You will find important safety information in a variety of forms, including: Safety Labels –– on the motorcycle. Safety Messages –– preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: Safety Messages
  6. 6. 05/11/15 12:10:56 31MCF660_006 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 –– such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions. Safety Section –– such as Motorcycle Safety. Instructions –– how to use this motorcycle correctly and safely. This entire manual is filled with important safety information –– please read it carefully. Safety Messages
  7. 7. 05/11/15 12:11:05 31MCF660_007 Contents These pages give an overview of the Before Riding ...................................... 29 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 Motorcycle Safety ............................... 1 loading. Important safety information you should know, plus a look at the safety- Basic Operation & Riding ................. 39 related labels on your motorcycle. How to start and stop the engine, shift gears, and brake. Also, riding Instruments & Controls ..................... 9 precautions and important information The location and function of indicators, about riding with a passenger or cargo. gauges, and controls on your motorcycle and operating instructions for various controls and features. Contents
  8. 8. 05/11/15 12:11:19 31MCF660_008 Contents Servicing Your Honda ....................... 57 Technical Information ....................... 195 Why your motorcycle needs regular ID numbers, technical specifications, maintenance, what you need to know and other technical facts. before servicing your Honda, an owner maintenance schedule, and instructions Consumer Information ...................... 215 for specific maintenance and Information on warranties, emission adjustment items. controls, how to get Honda service manuals, and... Tips ....................................................... 159 ‘‘Reporting Safety Defects’’ ......... 224 How to store and transport your motorcycle and how to be an Table of Contents ............................... 226 environmentally-responsible rider. Sequential listing of topics in this owner’s manual. Taking Care of the Unexpected ........ 165 What to do if you have a flat tire, your Index..................................................... 230 engine won’t start, etc. Quick Reference Handy facts about fuel, engine oil, tire sizes, and air pressures. Contents
  9. 9. 05/11/15 12:11:21 31MCF660_009
  10. 10. 05/11/15 12:11:26 31MCF660_010 Motorcycle Safety This section presents some of the most Important Safety Information .................. 2 important information and Accessories & Modifications ................... 5 recommendations to help you ride your Safety Labels ............................................ 7 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. Motorcycle Safety 1
  11. 11. 05/11/15 12:11:31 31MCF660_011 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. So always wear an approved while riding. motorcycle helmet and make sure your passenger does the same. We also There is much that you can do to protect recommend that you wear eye protection, yourself when you ride. You’ll find many sturdy boots, gloves, and other protective helpful recommendations throughout this gear (page 30 ). manual. The following are a few that we consider most important. 2 Motorcycle Safety
  12. 12. 05/11/15 12:11:37 31MCF660_012 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. quickly or make an evasive maneuver. For Practice in a safe area until you build your other riding tips, see the booklet, You and skills and get accustomed to the Your Motorcycle: Riding Tips and motorcycle’s size and weight. Practice Guide, which came with your new motorcycle (USA only). Because many accidents involve inexperienced or untrained riders, we urge Make Yourself Easy to See all riders to take a certified course Some drivers do not see motorcycles approved by the Motorcycle Safety because they are not looking for them. To Foundation (MSF). See page 32 . make yourself more visible, wear bright reflective clothing, position yourself so Ride Defensively other drivers can see you, signal before The most frequent motorcycle collision turning or changing lanes, and use your happens when a car turns left in front of a horn when it will help others notice you. motorcycle. Another common situation is a car moving suddenly into your lane. Motorcycle Safety 3
  13. 13. 05/11/15 12:11:43 31MCF660_013 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. To help avoid problems, inspect conditions warrant. Remember that your motorcycle before every ride and alcohol, drugs, fatigue, and inattention can perform all recommended maintenance. significantly reduce your ability to make Never exceed load limits (page 37 ), and good judgments and ride safely. do not modify your motorcycle (page 6 ) or install accessories that would make Don’t Drink and Ride your motorcycle unsafe (page 5 ). Alcohol and riding don’t mix. Even one drink can reduce your ability to respond to changing conditions, and your reaction time gets worse with every additional drink. So don’t drink and ride, and don’t let your friends drink and ride either. 4 Motorcycle Safety
  14. 14. 05/11/15 12:11:50 31MCF660_014 Accessories & Modifications Modifying your motorcycle or using non- Honda accessories can make your Accessories motorcycle unsafe. 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 other accessories, you must be personally responsible for proper selection, Improper accessories or installation, and use of non-Honda modifications can cause a crash in accessories. which you can be seriously hurt or Check with your Honda dealer for killed. assistance and always follow these guidelines: Follow all instructions in this Make sure the accessory does not owner’s manual regarding obscure any lights, reduce ground accessories and modifications. clearance and lean angle, limit suspension travel or steering travel, alter your riding position, or interfere with operating any controls. (cont’d) Motorcycle Safety 5
  15. 15. 05/11/15 12:11:58 31MCF660_015 Accessories & Modifications Do not add any electrical equipment that will exceed the motorcycle’s Modifications electrical system capacity (page 203 ). A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights We strongly advise you not to remove any or engine power (page 187 ). original equipment or modify your Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your motorcycle in any way that would change motorcycle. This motorcycle was not its design or operation. Such changes designed for these attachments, and could seriously impair your motorcycle’s their use can seriously impair your handling, stability, and braking, making it motorcycle’s handling. unsafe to ride. Removing or modifying your lights, exhaust system, emission control system, or other equipment can also make your motorcycle illegal. 6 Motorcycle Safety
  16. 16. 05/11/15 12:12:09 31MCF660_016 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 7
  17. 17. 05/11/15 12:12:29 31MCF660_017 Safety Labels For USA For CANADA 8 Motorcycle Safety
  18. 18. 05/11/15 12:12:35 31MCF660_018 Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ........... 10 gauges, indicators, and controls you would Gauges, Indicators & Displays............... 13 normally use before or while riding your Multi-function Display....................... 19 motorcycle. Coolant Temperature Meter ............... 20 Speedometer ....................................... 22 The items listed on this page are described Odometer ............................................ 22 in this section. Instructions for other Tripmeter ............................................ 22 components are presented in other sections Changing the Speed Unit ................... 23 of this manual where they will be most Controls & Features useful. Choke Knob ........................................ 24 Ignition Switch ................................... 25 Start Button ......................................... 26 Engine Stop Switch ............................ 26 Headlight Dimmer Switch ................. 27 Turn Signal Switch ............................. 27 Horn Button ........................................ 28 Multi-function Select and Reset Button ....................................... 28 Instruments & Controls 9
  19. 19. 05/11/15 12:12:40 31MCF660_019 Operation Component Locations ignition switch headlight dimmer switch engine stop switch clutch lever front brake lever turn signal switch throttle grip horn button start button 10 Instruments & Controls
  20. 20. 05/11/15 12:12:45 31MCF660_020 Operation Component Locations storage compartment for U-shaped lock rear brake pedal Instruments & Controls 11
  21. 21. 05/11/15 12:12:49 31MCF660_021 Operation Component Locations choke knob helmet holder shift lever 12 Instruments & Controls
  22. 22. 05/11/15 12:12:56 31MCF660_022 Gauges, Indicators & Displays The gauges, indicators and displays on (1) speedometer your motorcycle keep you informed, alert (2) PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp you to possible problems, and make your (MIL) riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (3) fuel indicator the gauges, indicators and displays (4) tachometer frequently. Their functions are described (5) tachometer red zone on the following pages. (6) multi-function display (7) low oil pressure indicator (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (8) coolant temperature indicator (9) turn signal indicator (10) neutral indicator (11) high beam indicator (12) multi-function select and reset button (12) (11) (10) (9) (8) (7) (6) Instruments & Controls 13
  23. 23. 05/11/15 12:13:04 31MCF660_023 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Lamp Check If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your Honda dealer The PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp check for problems. (MIL) lights for a few seconds and then goes off when you turn the ignition switch ON. The low oil pressure indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch ON so you can check that it is working. The indicator remains on until after the engine is started. These indicators are identified in the table on pages 16 18 with the words: Lamp Check. When applicable, the high beam and neutral indicators come on when you turn the ignition switch ON and remain on until you select the low beam or shift out of neutral. 14 Instruments & Controls
  24. 24. 05/11/15 12:13:11 31MCF660_024 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Display Check (1) (2) (3) When the ignition switch is turned ON, the display will temporarily show all the modes and digital segments so you can make sure the liquid crystal display is functioning properly. The displays are identified in the table on pages 16 17 with the words: Display Check. (1) tachometer If any part of these displays does not come (2) speedometer on when it should, have your Honda dealer (3) multi-function display check for problems. Instruments & Controls 15
  25. 25. 05/11/15 12:13:22 31MCF660_025 Gauges, Indicators & Displays 1 speedometer Shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour (page 22 ). Display Check. 2 PGM-FI malfunction Lights when there is any abnormality in the PGM-FI indicator lamp (MIL) (Programmed Fuel Injection) system. Should also (red) light for a few seconds and then go off when the ignition switch is turned ON and the engine stop switch is at RUN. If the indicator comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take your motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as possible. Lamp Check. 3 fuel indicator (amber) When this indicator comes on while riding, fuel reserved in the tank is about: 1.19 US gal (4.5 ) 4 tachometer Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Display Check. 5 tachometer red zone Shows excessive engine rpm range (indicated from the beginning of the tachometer red zone) in which operation may damage the engine. Do not let the tachometer rpm display enter the red zone. 16 Instruments & Controls
  26. 26. 05/11/15 12:13:35 31MCF660_026 Gauges, Indicators & Displays 6 multi-function display The display includes the following functions: Display Check. odometer Shows the total miles or kilometers ridden (page 22 ). tripmeter Shows the number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter. To zero (0) the tripmeter, push and hold the multi-function select and reset button (page 28 ). coolant temperature Shows coolant temperature (page 20 ). meter USA : Fahrenheit (°F), Canada : Centigrade (°C). 7 low oil pressure Lights when engine oil pressure is low enough to indicator (red) cause engine damage. If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, pull safely to the side of the road. See page 186 for instructions and cautions. Lamp Check. 8 coolant temperature Lights when the coolant is over the specified indicator (red) temperature. If the indicator comes on, pull safely to the side of the road. See page 184 for instructions and cautions. Lamp Check. Instruments & Controls 17
  27. 27. 05/11/15 12:13:44 31MCF660_027 Gauges, Indicators & Displays 9 turn signal indicator Flashes when either turn signal operates. (amber) 10 neutral indicator (green) Lights when the transmission is in neutral. Lamp Check. 11 high beam indicator Lights when the headlight is on high beam. (blue) Lamp Check. 12 multi-function select and Selects display of the odometer, tripmeter and reset button coolant temperature meter (page 28 ). 18 Instruments & Controls
  28. 28. 05/11/15 12:13:50 31MCF660_028 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Multi-function Display (1) The multi-function display ( 1 ) includes the following functions: odometer tripmeter coolant temperature meter The tripmeter will reset if the battery is disconnected. (1) multi-function display Instruments & Controls 19
  29. 29. 05/11/15 12:14:01 31MCF660_029 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Temperature Display Coolant Temperature Meter Below ‘‘--’’ is displayed 94°F (34°C) The coolant temperature meter ( 1 ) shows Between Actual coolant the coolant temperature digitally. 95°F 270°F temperature is (35°C 132°C) displayed. USA : Fahrenheit (°F), Above The display remains Canada : Centigrade (°C). 270°F (132°C) ‘‘270°F (132°C)’’ For USA If the tripmeter is displayed, push the multi-function select and reset button ( 2 ) to display the coolant temperature. (1) (2) For Canada (1) (1) coolant temperature meter (2) multi-function select and reset button 20 Instruments & Controls
  30. 30. 05/11/15 12:14:08 31MCF660_030 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Overheating Message: For USA When the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C), the numbers in the temperature display start flashing and the coolant temperature indicator ( 3 ) comes (3) on. If this occurs, stop the engine and check the reserve tank coolant level. Read pages100 103 and do not ride the motorcycle until the problem has been For Canada corrected. If the coolant temperature reaches 251°F (122°C) while the odometer and tripmeter (3) display is selected, the display will automatically switch to coolant temperature. Continuing to ride with an overheated (3) coolant temperature indicator engine can cause serious engine damage. Instruments & Controls 21
  31. 31. 05/11/15 12:14:18 31MCF660_031 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Speedometer (1) The speedometer ( 1 ) shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour. Odometer (2) The odometer ( 2 ) shows the total miles or kilometers ridden. (3) Tripmeter The tripmeter ( 3 ) shows number of miles or kilometers ridden since you last reset the meter. (1) speedometer (2) odometer (3) tripmeter 22 Instruments & Controls
  32. 32. 05/11/15 12:14:25 31MCF660_032 Gauges, Indicators & Displays Changing the Speed Unit (USA Only) (4) The speedometer displays both ‘‘mph’’ and ‘‘km/h.’’ Push and hold the multi-function select and reset button ( 4 ) to select ‘‘mph’’ or ‘‘km/h.’’ This function only operates while the display is in the ‘‘ODO’’ mode (page 28 ). (4) multi-function select and reset button Instruments & Controls 23
  33. 33. 05/11/15 12:14:32 31MCF660_033 Controls & Features Choke Knob LEFT SIDE (B) (A) (1) (1) choke knob (A) fully ON (B) fully OFF The choke knob may be used when starting the engine. See page 42 . 24 Instruments & Controls
  34. 34. 05/11/15 12:14:43 31MCF660_034 Controls & Features FRONT Ignition Switch The ignition switch ( 1 ) is used for starting ON and stopping the engine (page 41 ) and to lock the steering for theft prevention (page 51 ). Insert the key and turn it to the right for the ON position. Push down on the key and turn it to the left to the LOCK OFF (steering lock) position. Key Position Function (1) LOCK ON Electrical circuits on. OFF No electrical (1) ignition switch circuits function. LOCK No electrical circuits To unlock the steering lock, insert the key (steering function. Locks the and turn it to the right to the OFF position. lock) steering head. Instruments & Controls 25
  35. 35. 05/11/15 12:14:52 31MCF660_035 Controls & Features Start Button Engine Stop Switch The start button ( 1 ) is used for starting the RIGHT HANDLEBAR (2) engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See Starting Procedure, page 42 . When the start button is pushed, the starter (1) motor will crank the engine; the headlight will automatically go out, but the taillight (1) start button will stay on. (2) engine stop switch OFF RUN The starter motor will not operate if the engine stop switch is in the OFF ( ) The engine stop switch ( 2 ) is used to stop position when the start button is pushed. the engine in an emergency. To operate, push the switch to the OFF position. The switch must be in the RUN position to start the engine, and it should normally remain in the RUN position even when the engine is OFF. 26 Instruments & Controls
  36. 36. 05/11/15 12:15:01 31MCF660_036 Controls & Features If your motorcycle is stopped with the ignition switch ON and the engine stop Turn Signal Switch switch OFF, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery The turn signal switch ( 2 ) is used to signal discharge. a turn or a lane change. To operate, move the switch all the way in the proper Headlight Dimmer Switch direction and release it. The appropriate turn signal lights will start blinking. To The headlight dimmer switch ( 1 ) is used cancel the light, push the switch in. to change between the high and low beams LEFT HANDLEBAR of the headlight. To operate, turn the switch to HI for high beam, LO for low (1) beam. (2) (3) (1) headlight dimmer switch HI (2) turn signal switch LO (3) horn button Instruments & Controls 27
  37. 37. 05/11/15 12:15:12 31MCF660_037 Controls & Features (2) (1) Horn Button The horn is used to alert other motorists. To operate, push the horn button ( 3 ). Multi-function Select and Reset Button (1) multi-function display (2) multi-function select and reset button The display ( 1 ) has three functions, odometer, tripmeter and temperature meter. ODO tripmeter Push the button ( 2 ) to select the ‘‘ODO’’, reset ‘‘TRIP’’ or ‘‘TEMP’’ mode. TRIP To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the button with the display in the ‘‘TRIP’’ mode. TEMP 28 Instruments & Controls
  38. 38. 05/11/15 12:15:17 31MCF660_038 Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride? ........................ 30 you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel .............................. 30 To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training .................................... 32 discusses how to evaluate your riding Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? ...... 33 readiness, what items you should check on Pre-ride Inspection ............................. 33 your motorcycle, and adjustments to make Load Limits & Guidelines ...................... 36 for your comfort, convenience, or safety. Loading ............................................... 36 This section also includes important Load Limits ........................................ 37 information about loading. Loading Guidelines ............................ 37 For information about adjusting the suspension on your Honda, see page 116 . Before Riding 29
  39. 39. 05/11/15 12:15:28 31MCF660_039 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. messages. Know how to operate all the controls. Protective Apparel Before each ride, be sure: For your safety, we strongly recommend You feel well and are in good physical that you always wear an approved and mental condition. motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, You are wearing an approved gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved motorcycle helmet (with chin strap shirt or jacket whenever you ride. tightened securely), eye protection, and Although complete protection is not other protective clothing. possible, wearing proper gear can reduce You don’t have any alcohol or drugs in the chance of injury when you ride. your system. Following are suggestions to help you choose the proper gear. Make sure your passenger is ready to ride, too, and is wearing proper gear including a helmet. 30 Before Riding
  40. 40. 05/11/15 12:15:36 31MCF660_040 Are You Ready to Ride? Helmets and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece of riding gear because it offers the best Not wearing a helmet increases protection against head injuries. A helmet the chance of serious injury or should fit your head comfortably and death in a crash. securely. A bright-colored helmet and reflective strips can make you more Be sure you and your passenger noticeable in traffic. always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective An open-face helmet offers some apparel when you ride. protection, but a full-face helmet offers more. Regardless of the style, look for a DOT (Department of Transportation) Additional Riding Gear sticker in any helmet you buy (USA only). In addition to a helmet and eye protection, Always wear a face shield or goggles to we also recommend: protect your eyes and help your vision. Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help protect your feet and ankles. Leather gloves to help protect your hands. (cont’d) Before Riding 31
  41. 41. 05/11/15 12:15:43 31MCF660_041 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. Avoid loose clothes that could experienced riders will find the advanced get caught on any part of your course beneficial. For information about motorcycle. the MSF training course nearest you, call the national toll-free number: (800) 446- Rider Training 9227. Developing your riding skills is an on- Other riding tips can be found in the going process. Even if you have ridden Riding Tips booklet that came with your other motorcycles, take time to become motorcycle (USA only). familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles. Practice riding the motorcycle in a safe area to build your skills. Do not ride in traffic until you get accustomed to the motorcycle’s controls, and feel comfortable with its size and weight. 32 Before Riding
  42. 42. 05/11/15 12:15:51 31MCF660_042 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect your motorcycle and make sure any Pre-ride Inspection 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. Tires Look at the tires. If a tire & appears low, use an air pressure Wheels gauge to check its pressure. Also Improperly maintaining this look for signs of excessive wear motorcycle or failing to correct a (page 133 ) or damage to the problem before riding can cause a tires and wheels. crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed. Chain Check the condition of the chain. Adjust slack and lubricate as Always perform a pre-ride needed (page 140 ). inspection before every ride and correct any problems. Before Riding 33
  43. 43. 05/11/15 12:16:02 31MCF660_043 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. exceed the load limits (page 37 ). Lights Make sure the headlight, brakelight, taillight, and Cargo Check that all cargo is turn signals are working secure. properly. Adjustments Adjust the suspension (pages 117 , 121 ) according to your load. 34 Before Riding
  44. 44. 05/11/15 12:16:11 31MCF660_044 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? Check these items after you get on the If you haven’t ridden the motorcycle in motorcycle: over a week, you should also check other items, such as the oil level and other fluids. Throttle Rotate the throttle to check See Periodic Maintenance (page 64 ). it moves smoothly without Periodic maintenance should also be done binding. at least once a month, no matter how often you ride. Brakes 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 check for normal operation of the indicators (page 13 ). Before Riding 35
  45. 45. 05/11/15 12:16:18 31MCF660_045 Load Limits & Guidelines Your motorcycle has been designed to carry you and one passenger. When you Loading carry a passenger, you may feel some difference during acceleration and braking. How much weight you put on your But so long as you keep your motorcycle motorcycle, and how you load it, are well-maintained, with good tires and important to your safety. Anytime you brakes, you can safely carry loads within ride with a passenger or cargo, you should the given limits and guidelines. be aware of the following information. 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 accessories, improper modifications, and seriously hurt or killed. poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin. Follow all load limits and other loading guidelines in this manual. 36 Before Riding
  46. 46. 05/11/15 12:16:29 31MCF660_046 Load Limits & Guidelines Load Limits Loading Guidelines Following are the load limits for your Your motorcycle is primarily intended for motorcycle: transporting you and a passenger. You may wish to secure a jacket or other small maximum weight capacity: items to the seat when you are not riding 366 lbs (166 kg) with a passenger. 375 lbs (170 kg) (Canada only) includes the weight of the rider, 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 5 . 31 lbs (14 kg) Improperly loading your motorcycle can The weight of added accessories will affect its stability and handling. Even if reduce the maximum cargo weight you your motorcycle is properly loaded, you can carry. should ride at reduced speeds and never exceed 80 mph (130 km/h) when carrying cargo. Before Riding 37
  47. 47. 05/11/15 12:16:37 31MCF660_047 Load Limits & Guidelines Follow these guidelines whenever you carry a passenger or cargo: Check that both tires are properly inflated (page 131 ). If you change your normal load, you may need to adjust the front suspension (page 117 ) and the rear suspension (page 121 ). To prevent loose items from creating a hazard, make sure that all cargo is tied down securely before you ride. Place cargo weight as low and close to the center of your motorcycle as possible. Balance cargo weight evenly on both sides. 38 Before Riding
  48. 48. 05/11/15 12:16:43 31MCF660_048 Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......................... 40 including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine ............. 41 engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch, Preparation .......................................... 41 and brakes. It also provides important Starting Procedure .............................. 42 information on riding with a passenger or Flooded Engine................................... 44 cargo. Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off System................................................. 45 To protect your new engine and enjoy How to Stop the Engine ..................... 46 optimum performance and service life, Shifting Gears ......................................... 47 refer to Break-in Guidelines (page 206 ). Braking ................................................... 49 Parking .................................................... 51 Riding with a Passenger or Cargo .......... 55 Basic Operation & Riding 39
  49. 49. 05/11/15 12:16:48 31MCF660_049 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 29 . Even if you have ridden other motorcycles, take time to become familiar with how this motorcycle works and handles. Practice in a safe area until you build your skills and get accustomed to the motorcycle’s size and weight. 40 Basic Operation & Riding
  50. 50. 05/11/15 12:16:57 31MCF660_050 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. the engine in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your motorcycle’s exhaust Preparation contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas which can collect rapidly in an enclosed Before starting, insert the key, turn the area and cause illness or death. ignition switch ON, and confirm the following: Your motorcycle can be started with the The transmission is in NEUTRAL transmission in gear by pulling in the (neutral indicator light ON). clutch lever before operating the starter. The engine stop switch is set to RUN. The low oil pressure indicator is ON. Your motorcycle is equipped with a side The PGM-FI malfunction indicator stand ignition cut-off system. If the side lamp (MIL) is OFF. stand is down––the engine cannot be started unless the transmission is in neutral. If the side stand is up––the engine can be started in neutral, or in gear with the Basic Operation & Riding 41
  51. 51. 05/11/15 12:17:04 31MCF660_051 Starting & Stopping the Engine The low oil pressure indicator should go off a few seconds after the engine starts. Starting Procedure If the low oil pressure indicator lights during operation, stop the engine To restart a warm engine, follow the immediately and check the engine oil level. procedure for High Air Temperature. Normal Air Temperature 10° 35°C (50° 95°F) LEFT SIDE (B) (A) (1) (1) choke knob (A) fully ON (B) fully OFF 42 Basic Operation & Riding
  52. 52. 05/11/15 12:17:18 31MCF660_052 Starting & Stopping the Engine 1. Pull the choke knob back all the way to High Air Temperature fully ON (A ), if the engine is cold. 35°C (95°F) or above 2. Start the engine, leaving the throttle 1. Do not use the choke. closed. 2. Start the engine. 3. Immediately after the engine starts, operate the choke knob to keep fast idle The radiator cooling fan may start to at: rotate when the choke knob is pulled out 1,500 2,500 rpm with the engine heated, but this is normal. 4. About a quarter minute after the engine If this takes place, check that the choke starts, push the choke knob (1 ) forward knob is returned completely. all the way to fully OFF (B ). 5. If idling is unstable, open the throttle Low Air Temperature slightly. 10°C (50°F) or below 1. Follow steps 1-2 under Normal Air The engine will not start if the throttle is Temperature. fully open (because the electronic control 2. When engine rpm begins to pick up, module cuts off the fuel supply). operate the choke knob to keep fast idle at: 1,500 2,500 rpm (cont’d) Basic Operation & Riding 43
  53. 53. 05/11/15 12:17:31 31MCF660_053 Starting & Stopping the Engine 3. Continue warming up the engine until it 1. Leave the engine stop switch set to runs smoothly and responds to the RUN. throttle when the choke knob is at fully 2. Push the choke knob forward all the OFF (B ). way to fully OFF. 3. Open the throttle fully. 4. Press the start button for 5 seconds. Extended use of the choke may impair 5. Follow the normal starting procedure. piston and cylinder wall lubrication and 6. If the engine starts, then open the damage the engine. throttle slightly if idling is unstable. If the engine does not start, wait 10 Snapping the throttle or fast idling for seconds, then follow steps more than about 5 minutes at normal air 1 5 again. temperature may cause exhaust pipe discoloration. If the engine still won’t start, refer to If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start, page Flooded Engine 167 . If the engine fails to start after repeated attempts, it may be flooded with excess fuel. To clear a flooded engine: 44 Basic Operation & Riding
  54. 54. 05/11/15 12:17:36 31MCF660_054 Starting & Stopping the Engine Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off System Your motorcycle’s banking (lean angle) sensor system is designed to automatically stop the engine and fuel pump if the motorcycle is overturned. Before restarting the engine, you must turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then back to ON. The engine will not restart until you perform this procedure. Basic Operation & Riding 45
  55. 55. 05/11/15 12:17:44 31MCF660_055 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. The engine stop switch should normally remain in the RUN position even when the engine is OFF. If your motorcycle is stopped with the engine stop switch OFF and the ignition switch ON, the headlight and taillight will remain on, resulting in battery discharge. 46 Basic Operation & Riding
  56. 56. 05/11/15 12:17:54 31MCF660_056 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 shifting pattern power to the rear wheel resumes. Upshift to a higher gear or reduce Your motorcycle has six forward gears in throttle before engine rpm (speed) gets a one-down, five-up shift pattern which is too high. Learn the relationship between coordinated with a hydraulically actuated engine sound and the normal shifting clutch system. points. Downshift to a lower gear before you Learning when to shift gears comes with feel the engine laboring (lugging) at experience. Keep the following tips in low rpm. mind: As a general rule, shift while moving in a straight line. (cont’d) Basic Operation & Riding 47
  57. 57. 05/11/15 12:18:04 31MCF660_057 Shifting Gears Avoid downshifting to help slow your Shif ting Up: motorcycle when engine rpm is near its From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph (20 km/h) allowable maximum (near the From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph (30 km/h) tachometer red zone). In this situation, From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph (40 km/h) the rev limiter in the engine ignition From 4th to 5th: 31 mph (50 km/h) control module may not prevent From 5th to 6th: 37 mph (60 km/h) excessive engine speed which could damage the engine. Shif ting Down: To prevent transmission damage, do not From 6th to 5th: 28 mph (45 km/h) coast or tow the motorcycle for long From 5th to 4th: 22 mph (35 km/h) distances with the engine off. From 4th to 3rd: 16 mph (25 km/h) Recommended Shift Points Pull the clutch lever in when speed drops Ride in the highest gear that lets the below 9 mph (15 km/h), when engine engine run and accelerate smoothly. This roughness is evident, or when engine will give you good fuel economy and stalling is imminent; and shift down to 1st effective emissions control. When gear for acceleration. changing gears under normal conditions, use these recommended shift points: 48 Basic Operation & Riding
  58. 58. 05/11/15 12:18:12 31MCF660_058 Braking Your motorcycle is equipped with disc To slow or stop, apply the brake lever and braking systems which are hydraulically brake pedal smoothly, while downshifting activated. Depressing the brake pedal to match your speed. applies the rear disc brake. Operating the brake lever applies the two front disc Gradually increase braking as you feel the brakes. brakes slowing your speed. The increase in engine compression from downshifting As a general rule, the front braking system will help slow your motorcycle. provides about 70 percent of total stopping power. To prevent stalling the engine, pull the clutch lever in before coming to a For full braking effectiveness, use both complete stop. For support, put your left the pedal and lever simultaneously. foot down first, then your right foot when Using both braking systems will stop you are through using the brake pedal. your motorcycle faster with greater stability. Applying the brakes too hard may cause the wheels to lock and slide, reducing control of your motorcycle. If this happens, release the brake controls, steer straight ahead until you regain control, then reapply the brakes more gently. Basic Operation & Riding 49
  59. 59. 05/11/15 12:18:18 31MCF660_059 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. downshifting, with intermittent use of both brakes. Continuous brake Your ability to brake in a turn and to brake application can overheat the brakes and hard in an emergency situation are reduce their effectiveness. important riding skills. We suggest attending a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Riding with your foot resting on the experienced rider training course brake pedal or your hand on the brake (page 32 ) to retain these skills. lever may actuate the brakelight, giving a false indication to other drivers. It When riding in wet or rainy conditions, or may also overheat the brakes, reducing on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver effectiveness. and stop will be reduced. All of your actions should be smooth under these conditions. Rapid acceleration, braking or turning may cause loss of control. For 50 Basic Operation & Riding
  60. 60. 05/11/15 12:18:28 31MCF660_060 Parking 1. Look for a level parking area. If you Check that the side stand is down all can’t park on a paved surface, make the way so that the side stand ignition sure the ground surface is firm, cut-off system (page 41 ) is activated. especially under the side stand. If you have to park on a soft surface, If you must park on a hill, leave the insert something solid under the side transmission in gear and position the stand for support. rear tire against the curb at a 45 degree 3. Use the steering lock, which locks the angle. handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar 2. Use the side stand to support the all the way to the left or right. Push in motorcycle while parked. on the ignition key ( 1 ) and turn it to To lower the side stand, use your foot LOCK. Remove the key. to guide it down. Remember that (To unlock the steering lock, insert the lowering the side stand with the key and turn it to the right to the OFF transmission in gear will stop the position.) engine, even if the clutch lever is pulled in. That is a function of the side stand ignition cut-off system. (cont’d) Basic Operation & Riding 51
  61. 61. 05/11/15 12:18:37 31MCF660_061 Parking FRONT To lock LEFT REAR (A) (1) (4) (3) (2) (B) (C) (2) helmet wire (3) D-ring (4) hook To unlock (1) ignition key (A) push in (B) turn to LOCK (C) turn to OFF Riding with a helmet attached to 4. Use the helmet holder to secure your the holder can interfere with the helmet with your motorcycle: rear wheel or suspension and Remove the rear seat (page 79 ). could cause a crash in which you Route the helmet wire ( 2 ) through can be seriously hurt or killed. the helmet D-ring ( 3 ) and hook the loops of the helmet wire onto the rear Use the helmet holder only while seat hook ( 4 ). parked. Do not ride with a helmet Install the rear seat. secured by the holder. 52 Basic Operation & Riding
  62. 62. 05/11/15 12:18:44 31MCF660_062 Parking In addition to the steering lock, use a Theft-Prevention Tips good quality anti-theft device made specifically to lock a motorcycle to a Park your motorcycle in a locked secure object. garage whenever possible. If a garage If you decide to use an anti-theft device, isn’t available, park in a concealed area select one of good quality and be sure to or in a well-lit area with enough follow the manufacturer’s instructions. pedestrian traffic to discourage a thief. Always take the ignition key with you. Always use the steering lock (page 51 ), even if you’re parking for just a minute or two. A thief can easily push an unlocked motorcycle to a waiting truck. (cont’d) Basic Operation & Riding 53
  63. 63. 05/11/15 12:18:50 31MCF660_063 Parking The rear fender has a storage Keep your owner’s manual, current compartment to store a U-shaped lock registration, and insurance information under the seat. After storing, use the with your motorcycle. This will make it rubber band ( 1 ) to securely fasten the easier for the authorities to find you if lock. Some U-shaped locks may not be your motorcycle is stolen and recovered. stored in the compartment due to their size or design. UNDER REAR SEAT (1) (1) rubber band 54 Basic Operation & Riding
  64. 64. 05/11/15 12:18:56 31MCF660_064 Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your motorcycle is a high-performance Before riding with a passenger, make sure sport model designed to carry you and one your passenger is wearing the proper passenger. Whenever you add a passenger protective apparel (page 30 ). Also check or cargo, you must be careful not to that your passenger is not wearing any exceed the total load limits for this vehicle loose apparel that might get caught in the (Load Limits, page 37 ). Make sure your drive chain. cargo is properly secured (Loading Guidelines, page 37 ). Tell your passenger to hold the seat strap or your waist, lean with you in the turns, Also consider adjusting the suspension and keep their feet on the passenger (page 116 ) for the extra load. footpegs at all times, even when the motorcycle is stopped at a traffic light. Be aware that carrying a passenger or heavy cargo can affect acceleration, braking, and handling. Basic Operation & Riding 55
  65. 65. 05/11/15 12:18:59 31MCF660_065 56 Basic Operation & Riding
  66. 66. 05/11/15 12:19:06 31MCF660_066 Servicing Your Honda To help keep your motorcycle in good USA only shape, this section includes a Maintenance Maintenance, replacement or repair of Schedule for required service, a list of the emission control devices and periodic checks you should perform at systems may be performed by any least once a month, and step-by-step motorcycle repair establishment or instructions for specific maintenance tasks. individual using parts that are 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 ............ 60 Maintenance Safety ................................ 61 For information about the exhaust Important Safety Precautions ............. 62 emission and noise emission requirements Periodic Maintenance ............................. 64 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Maintenance Schedule ........................... 66 Agency (EPA) and the California Air Maintenance Record............................... 71 Resources Board (CARB), see page 210 . For information about replacing fuses, see page 187 . (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda 57
  67. 67. 05/11/15 12:19:16 31MCF660_067 Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Engine Maintenance Component Locations ...... 73 Throttle ................................................. 105 Tool Kit ................................................... 76 Clutch System....................................... 107 Owner’s Manual Storage........................ 77 Engine Idle Speed................................. 110 Seat Removal .......................................... 78 Spark Plugs ........................................... 112 Rear Cowl Removal ............................... 81 Lower Fairing Removal ......................... 82 Chassis Inner Fairing Removal ........................... 84 Suspension ............................................ 116 Clip Removal .......................................... 85 Brakes ................................................... 125 Raising the Fuel Tank ............................ 86 Tires ...................................................... 131 Side Stand ............................................. 138 Service Procedures Drive Chain........................................... 139 Fluids & Filters Fuel ......................................................... 87 Electrical Engine Oil & Filter ................................. 90 Battery................................................... 146 Coolant.................................................. 100 Crankcase Breather .............................. 104 Appearance Care .................................. 151 58 Servicing Your Honda
  68. 68. 05/11/15 12:19:29 31MCF660_068 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. Type of Inspection/Service Refer to page: When Performed Who Performs Pre-ride Inspection 33 before every ride you Periodic Maintenance 64 monthly you Maintenance Schedule 66 interval on schedule your Honda dealer more often if you ride frequently or long distances; or anytime you clean your motorcycle unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified Servicing Your Honda 59
  69. 69. 05/11/15 12:19:35 31MCF660_069 The Importance of Maintenance Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained is absolutely essential to your safety. It’s also a good way to protect your Improperly maintaining this investment, get maximum performance, motorcycle or failing to correct a avoid breakdowns, and have more fun. A problem before you ride can properly maintained motorcycle will also cause a crash in which you can be help to reduce air pollution. seriously hurt or killed. Remember, proper maintenance is the Always follow the inspection and owner’s responsibility. Be sure to inspect maintenance recommendations your motorcycle before each ride, perform and schedules in this owner’s the periodic checks, and follow the manual. 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. 60 Servicing Your Honda
  70. 70. 05/11/15 12:19:41 31MCF660_070 Maintenance Safety This section includes instructions on how Some of the most important safety to perform some important maintenance precautions follow. However, we cannot tasks. If you have basic mechanical skills, warn you of every conceivable hazard that you can perform many of these tasks with can arise in performing maintenance. Only the tools provided with your motorcycle. you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a Honda Failure to properly follow 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. seriously hurt or killed. Always follow the procedures and precautions in this owner’s manual. Servicing Your Honda 61
  71. 71. 05/11/15 12:19:47 31MCF660_071 Maintenance Safety Read the instructions before you begin, Important Safety Precautions and make sure you have the tools and skills required. Make sure the engine is off before you To help prevent the motorcycle from begin any maintenance or repairs. This falling over, park it on a firm, level will help eliminate several potential surface, using the side stand or a hazards: maintenance stand to provide support. Carbon monoxide poisoning from To reduce the possibility of a fire or engine exhaust. Be sure there is explosion, be careful when working adequate ventilation whenever you around gasoline. Use only operate the engine. non-flammable solvent, not gasoline, to Burns from hot motorcycle parts. Let 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. 62 Servicing Your Honda
  72. 72. 05/11/15 12:19:52 31MCF660_072 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 tools and skills required for additional maintenance jobs, you can purchase an official Honda Service Manual (page 216 ). Servicing Your Honda 63
  73. 73. 05/11/15 12:19:57 31MCF660_073 Periodic Maintenance In addition to the regularly scheduled maintenance (page 66 ) and daily pre-ride inspection (page 33 ), consider performing the periodic checks on the following page at least once a month, even if you haven’t ridden your motorcycle, or as often as once a week if you ride frequently or for long distances. 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 66 ). Remember, more frequent checks may be needed for riding in severe conditions. 64 Servicing Your Honda
  74. 74. 05/11/15 12:20:09 31MCF660_074 Periodic Maintenance Tires & Check the air pressure with a gauge and add air if needed (page 131 ). Wheels Examine the tread for wear (page 133 ). Look closely for nails, embedded objects, cuts, and other types of damage (page 133 ). Roll your motorcycle so you can inspect the entire surface. Check the condition of the wheels. Fluids Check the levels of the engine oil (page 94 ), coolant (page 101 ), clutch fluid (page 108 ) and brake fluid (page 127 ). Add the correct fluid as necessary, and investigate the cause of any low fluid level. Lights Make sure the headlight, brakelight, taillight, and turn signals are working properly. Freeplay Check the freeplay of the throttle grip (page 105 ). Drive Chain Check condition, adjust slack, and lubricate as needed (page 140 ). Fuses Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses. Nuts & Bolts Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed. Servicing Your Honda 65
  75. 75. 05/11/15 12:20:16 31MCF660_075 Maintenance Schedule The required Maintenance Schedule that Some items in the Maintenance Schedule follows specifies how often you should can be performed with basic mechanical have your motorcycle serviced, and what skills and hand tools. Procedures for these things need attention. It is essential to have items are provided in this manual. Other your motorcycle serviced as scheduled to items involve more extensive procedures maintain safe, dependable performance and may require special training, tools, and proper emission control. and equipment. 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. Some items will need more and equipment. Procedures for such items frequent service if you ride in unusually in this schedule are provided in an official wet or dusty areas or at full throttle. Honda Service Manual available for Consult your Honda dealer for purchase (page 216 ). recommendations applicable to your individual needs and use. 66 Servicing Your Honda
  76. 76. 05/11/15 12:20:23 31MCF660_076 Maintenance Schedule If you do not feel capable of performing a Each item on the maintenance schedule given task or need assistance, remember requires some mechanical knowledge. that your Honda dealer knows your Certain items (particularly those marked motorcycle best and is fully equipped to and ) may require more technical maintain and repair it. 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 Should be serviced by your Honda or replacement to ensure the best quality dealer, unless you have the proper tools and reliability. and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Perform the pre-ride inspection (page 33 ) Service Manual (page 216 ). and owner maintenance (page 68 ) at each In the interest of safety, we recommend scheduled maintenance period. these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda 67
  77. 77. 05/11/15 12:20:32 31MCF660_077 Maintenance Schedule Summary of Maintenance Schedule Notes Maintenance Procedures: & Procedures: I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary NOTES: C: clean 1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at A: adjust the frequency interval established here. L: lubricate 2. Service more frequently if the R: replace motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas. 3. Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden often at full throttle or in the rain. 4. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Refer to the official Honda service manual. 5. California type only. 68 Servicing Your Honda
  78. 78. 05/11/15 12:20:44 31MCF660_078 Maintenance Schedule FREQUENCY ODOMETER READING (Note 1) 1,000 mi 0.6 4 8 12 16 20 24 Refer to ITEM NOTE 1,000 km 1.0 6.4 12.8 19.2 25.6 32.0 38.4 page FUEL LINE I I I THROTTLE OPERATION I I I CHOKE OPERATION I I I AIR CLEANER 2 I I CRANKCASE BREATHER 3 C C C C C C 104 EMISSION RELATED ITEMS SPARK PLUGS EVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I 112 EVERY 32,000 mi (51,200 km) R VALVE CLEARANCE I ENGINE OIL INITIAL= 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month: R 90 REGULAR= EVERY 8,000 mi (12,800 km) or 12 months: R ENGINE OIL FILTER R R R R 95 ENGINE IDLE SPEED I I I I I I I 110 RADIATOR COOLANT 4 I I R 100 COOLING SYSTEM I I I SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY I I I SYSTEM EVAPORATIVE EMISSION 5 I I 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 216 ). Servicing Your Honda 69
  79. 79. 05/11/15 12:20:58 31MCF660_079 Maintenance Schedule FREQUENCY ODOMETER READING (Note 1) 1,000 mi 0.6 4 8 12 16 20 24 Refer to ITEM NOTE 1,000 km 1.0 6.4 12.8 19.2 25.6 32.0 38.4 page DRIVE CHAIN EVERY 500 mi (800 km) I, L 139 BRAKE FLUID 4 I I R I I R 126 NON-EMISSION RELATED ITEMS BRAKE PAD WEAR I I I I I I 129 BRAKE SYSTEM I I I I 125 BRAKELIGHT SWITCH I I I HEADLIGHT AIM I I I CLUTCH SYSTEM I I I 107 CLUTCH FLUID 4 I I R I I R 108 SIDE STAND I I I 138 SUSPENSION I I I NUTS, BOLTS, FASTENERS I I I I WHEELS/TIRES I I I STEERING HEAD I I I I 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 216 ). In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer. 70 Servicing Your Honda
  80. 80. 05/11/15 12:21:05 31MCF660_080 Maintenance Record Keeping an accurate maintenance record will help ensure that your motorcycle is properly maintained. Retain detailed receipts to verify the maintenance was performed. If the motorcycle is sold, these receipts should be transferred with the motorcycle to the new owner. Make sure whoever performs the maintenance completes this record. All scheduled maintenance, including the 600 mile (1,000 km) initial maintenance, is considered a normal owner operating cost and will be charged for by your dealer. 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 600 (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 71
  81. 81. 05/11/15 12:21:13 31MCF660_081 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) 72 Servicing Your Honda
  82. 82. 05/11/15 12:21:18 31MCF660_082 Maintenance Component Locations clutch fluid reservoir front brake fluid reservoir clutch lever front brake lever throttle grip fuel fill cap Servicing Your Honda 73