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IMPORTANT NOTICE
. OPERATOR AND PASSENGER
This motorcycle is desienedto cary lhe operatof and one pasenger Never
exceedthe vehiclecapacilyload as shown on the ttre infoimatron label.
. ON.ROAD USE
Thit rnotorcycleis not equippedwith sspdk drester od is desis.edto be used
only on the road. Operation m forest, btush or sass coveredareasmav be
illegal.Obey local lawsand regulations.

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. R E A D O W N E R ' SM A N U A L C A R E F U L L Y
Pay specialaltention io statemenlsprecededby the following vords

Indicates a rtons potsibilitr of severe perconal injurr or loss of life if ifl$ruc'


tior{ are not folloee.l.

Indicdtesd posibility of percohal tury ol equtpmert danase tf nstru.tnns

Giveshelpful informanoo.
This manual should be considereda pqmnent !ai! of lhe vehicle
remain with the vehiclewhen resold.
HONDA CB65OCUSTOM 1981
OWNER'SMANUAL

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All infornation ih thit publicdtioh is bared on the latest ptoduct infomation awilable
at the nme af appraval far pnnnks. HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. reseryes the tsht to
mdke chdnges at an! time vithout notce ahd without incwring an, oblig:dtion,
No part ofthit ptblicdtioh mdy be feproduced eithout wtitten pernision.

O ionda Motor co , Ltd 1980


WELCOME,
You new motorcycle presentsyou with an invitation to adventureand a challenge
to maste. the machine. Your safety dependsnot only on you own alertnessand
familiarity with the machinc,but also the nachine's mechanicalcondition. A pre-ride
inspectionbeforeevery outing atrd reeularmaintenanceareessential.
To help net the chaUenges safely and e4joy the adventurefuuy. becomthoroushly
familiar with this Owner's Manual BEFORE YOU RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE-Also.
f o r y o w o w n a n d y o u r H o n d as e l e , p l e a s er e a da l l l h e w r i t L e nm a L e r i awl h i ; h c . m e
vjth your new Honda.Theseitens include:

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* Honda Owner'sIdentification Card
* Setup and PredeliveryChecklist
+ Honda MotorcycleEmissjonControl System,Disrributor'sWaranty
+ Honda Motorcycle,Distributor's Limited Warranty
"
When serviceis requned, rernemberthat you Honda dealr knows what it rakes to
kep your Honda soins strong. If you have ihe required nechanial "know-how" and
tools, yow d@ler car supply you with an official Honda Shop Manual to help you
pe.fotm many mainteronceand repan tasks.
Plm$nt riding and ihank you for choosinga Hon.tal
coNTr:{Ts
Page
M O T O R C Y C LSEA F E T Y . , . . . . . . ' . I F r o n tW h e eR l emoval . .. . 39
I ReaW r h e eR l emoval .. ... ..42
SafeRiding Rules
ProtectiveApparel 2 F u s eR e p l a c e m e n t . . . . .. 44
L o a d i n s a n dA c c e s s o r i e s . . . . . 3 M A I N T E N A N C E. . . . . . . 46
5 MainteMnceSchedule . . . 48
7 MaintenanceRecord . . .. . 50
Modifications
F r o n t S u s p e . s i o n. . -' 8 Engineoil... . . . .. 5I
" ' 9 O i lF i l t e r . . . . . . .. - 52

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Shock Absorbels
IO SparP k l u g s. . . . . . . ..53
DESCRIPTION
PartsLocation l0 I d l es p e e d . . . . . . . . . ..54
SedalNumbers t4 AirCleaner.... - ....
PartsFunction t6 C r a n k c a sBe. e a t h e r. . . . 56
Fuel............... .- . . . 24 C l u l c h. . . . . . . . . . . - . -- 51
E n g i n e o i .l . . . . . . . . . . . 26 FrontBrake..... . . .. 59
OPERATION 2a R e a r B r a k e. . . . . . ...... ' 6l
28 D r i v C h a i n . . . . . - . . - . - 63
Startin8the Enrin 29 S i d eS t a n d . . . . . . . . .
3Z Battery..... . - . .. - 68
Ridins...... 33 C L E A N I N G. . . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Brakine..... 35 SToRAGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . -.. .. 70
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ParkinS.-..-. .. ... 36 E M I S S I O NC O N T R O LS Y S T E M .' ' . '
A n t i t h e f tT i P s . - . . . . . . . 36 C O N S U M E IRN F O R M A T I O N. .. , . ' ' 't5
S P E C I A LP R O C E D U R E S' . ' ' S P E C I F I C A T I O N- .S. .. . . . . . . . . . .
ToolKit. . ..-. -. ' 38
MOTORCYCLE
SAFETY
gtrM
* Motof.t.le ndinE reeuircs speciol efforts or tour wtt to ensure lour saf.ty. Knoe
thete rcqutenents beforetou drle.

4. Obey all fedeml, state and tocal lews


SAFE RIDING RULES
l Always make a Pre{ide Inspection . Excessivespeedis a facto. in many
(paBe 28) before you start the engine. accidents. Obey rhe speed limits.
You may preventan accidento! equip-

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and NEVER rrarel fasrer than con-
ditiors walrant.
2. Many accidots involve inxperienced . SiCnal before you make a tum or
ridels. Most states require a special lane change.Your size and maneLr-
notorcycle riding test o.license. Make verability can surpriseoiher motoF
sure you are qualifid before you ride.
NEVER lend your motorcycl to at 5. Donl let other motorists surprhe you.
inexperier@drider. Use extra caurion ar intersections,
3. Many automobile/notorcycle accidents parking lot enrrances and exits, and
happen becausethe autonobile driver
doer not "see" the motorcyclist. Make 6. Keep both hands on rhe handlebars
yourslJ conspicuousto help avoid the
and both fcet on rh foot less qhite
accidentthat wasn'tyour fault: ridins. A passensershould hold on to
. Wear brisht or reflective clothing.
. Don't ddve in anorher noto.ist s the motorcycle or the ope.ator with
both hands and keep both feet on th
passenSer toot pegs,
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PROTECTryE APPAREL
l Most motorcycle accident fatalitis arc
due to head iljuics: AIWAYS wai a
helrnet. You *ould also wat a-race
shield or Sosslcaa! vcll 35boots, govcs,
ard prot3ctivo clothitrg. A passenger
ne& thc lam Protccuon.
2. The exrBust system beome$ \'erv nor
duritrs oPetation, afld it rrnains not
after oDdation. Nevi touch any pdt

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of the hot exlEust svstem.Warcloth-
irg that fuly coversYou lcgs
3. Do not {,car looseclothing which cotrld
catch on the oontol leven, foot Pgs,
drive chain or wheels.
LOADING AND ACCESSORIES l. Keep calgo and accssory weidt low
ard close to th centet of the motor-
* To plevent an acciclent, use extreme cycle. Load weicbt equally on both
sids to minimize imbalance. As weidt
carc vhen adding and n.lins |'ith is located farthq from the motorcycle's
accersorier d cl caryo. Acldi ion of center of Craviw, handlirg is propor-
acces{oies an.l .aryo can rcduce a tionaly affected.
mototc!.le \ stobility, pefotnanc4, and 2. Adjust tire lressure(TIRES,lases 5 7),
$fe opemting rpeecl. New nde an f.ont fork aU pressure(FRONT SUS-
accessoty-equipp..l motof.tcle at
PENSION, page8) and iear shock
speeilsabor. 80 mph. An.l ftmenber

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absorbersp.ings(SHocK ABSORBERS,
that this 80 mph linit nn, be t.duce.t pase9) to suit load wGhi and riding
bl installation of non-Honda accetsorieq
imptupet loa.ling, votn tiretand oeqau 3. Luggageracksare foi lieht weieht items.
mototctcle conclition, Poor toad or Do not cany nore ttLan30 lbs of cdgo
weather conalinons,etc. Thesesenerul on a lugsaserack behind the seat.Bulky
gutulelik.t mt help ,ou deci.le whether
items too far behind the rider may cause
of hotr) to equip youf mototcrcle, an.l wind turbulence that impairs handUng.
hoNt to loa.l it saf.lr. 4. All cdeo and accesoriesmust be secure
Loading for stabl handling. Re{heck cdso
The combined lvekht of the rider, passeng security and accesory mountsiiequent'
er, cargo and all accessories musi not x- ly.
ced 460 lbs, rhe vehicle capacity load. 5. Do noi attach ldee, heaq items to the
Cargo weisht alone should not exceed hardlebars. front forks, or fender.
60lbs. Unstable handlins oi slow rteerine
rsponsemy result.
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Acc.$onB Do not add elctrical equipment that
a*nuine Honda
on will exceed the motorcycle's electrical
specificallv desrsned tor and testeo system capacity. A blown fuse could
this motorcycle.
cause a dangerousloss of lights or
Bccausethe factory cannot test au otner engi.e power at night oi in traffic
accessotjes,you are persnauy responslDre 5 . This motorcycle was not desisnedto
for proper selecdon,instalation atu.-use pull a sidecar d trailei. Handling mav
of acc'esous.Always foUo"vthe grudelres
be seriously impaired if so equippil
under Loadingabove,and these:
t. Carefuuy inspectihe accessorvto-maxe
sue it does not obscue any |j8nls.

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rduce Itound ctearanceand banking
ansle or limit suspensiontravel, steering
FaYelor conEol operation
2. Large fork-mounted fairings or wind_
shields.or poorlv deslgnedoi lmp.oper'
ly mounted fairinss can produce aero_
dynamic forces that cause un$able
handling. Do not inslal faiings that
dcreasecoolins aii flow to ihe engte
3. Accessoiies which aller vour riding
position by moving hands or feet awav
from contols may increase reac.ro,
time in an emeryency.
TIRES: TUBELESS 204i450)
This motorcycle is equippedwith tubeless Clrb w.ishl (we1)kE (lbt 2 1 8( 4 8 1 )
tnes, valves,and wheet rims. Useonly taes 433(95s)
marked "TUBELESS" and tubles valves
on rims marked "TUBELESS TIRE 2 1 5( 4 7 5 )
APPL1CABLE.'' kc obo
Proper air presule will provide maximun
stability,rjding comfort and rire life.
Check &e pressuesfrequently and adjust 3.50S19, 130190-
4PR l6 675

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NOTE:
* Check tire !.essure when the tires are (200lbsJ 2.0(28J 2 . 0( 2 8 )
"cold,'before you dde.
* Tubelesstnes havesome degee of se]J- 90Lg
(200lbt
sealins ability if they de puncrured, 2 . 0( 2 8 ) 2 . 2 5( 3 2 )
and leatage is often very slow. Inspect
veiy closely for puntures, especialy
if the tne is not fully infiared.
TUBFJLESSONLY
ARIDGESTONE L30l s714
DUNLOI F11 K121
Checl the tires for curs. imbedded nails
or other sharp obJecis.chect the rims
for dents or deformation. If theie is any
damage,seeyour auihorized llonda dealer
for repair,.eplacemenl, and balancing.
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' * The use of tues other than those listed
Imprcpet tbe infh.ion witl causeab'
,ottuI tleaal weat and ueate a &fett on the .ire irfotmtion lobel maY
hazord. Undetinflarion ntt rcsult in odveneD affe ct hondting.
* Do not install tube'tlpe tires ott tube'
the t e slippins on, ot .omins ofl of the
lets tins. The beods tmt not seot an.l
* Orention \9ith etcessivelY \!o t,es the ttes could ip on the ti''.'s, causins
i\ hazatutous Md viU adte elt offect
tn.tion on.l horldlinA. * Do not inrtov a tube inside d tubeless
Rellace tiies beforc tread delth 5i the tire. Excessite heat buil.t'up mav couse

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ce'ter of the tire rcachesthe following the tube to burst rcsLtlting ik ftpi.l tte
limitl
* Prcpet wheet baldn.e it necesary lor
Mirimum tiead depth
safe, stoble har.lling of the motorcvck.
Frontr l.s mm(l/t6 in) Do not rcmove or chortqea ! vheet
Rear: 2.0tnm (3/32in) balan.e weiShtt. llhen heel balancirlS
h rcquir.a!, seetow autho .e.l Hok.la
ReDair/ReDlacment: ilealu. htheel balar.ins is tequted aftel
see your artnorized Honda uearr. tire reDairot rcDlacement,
* Do ot exceed 50 nph (80 kn/h) fot
the fnn 21 houts aftet tite rcpait, or
rcpoit failwe ancl tirc defldtion nfl,
rcsutL Newt use a tePaircd tne Jbl
rucitg or speealsoret 80 nqh (120
* Replace the tirc af the si.lewau is pun.' MODIFICATIONS
tweal or damged. Sialewaufleting mt lE@
caute rcpair faitwe and nre defhtion. * ModiJiconon of the notorcrcle, or
carllol{: .enowl of or{8anal equipnent nat
* Do kot try to remor)e tubeless tires rcnclet the vehicle u rafe o. i esal.
rtithout specill tools ancl tin prctec- Ober all fealeftl, tta@ and local equip-
tors. You may danage the im sealins
tutlace o, disfisure the nn.

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FRONT SUSPENSION 1 Ptace the notorcycle on its centei
siand. Do not use the side standor vou
The front suspensionof this motorcycle will get lalseptssure readings.
can provide the desiredride under vdious 2. Removethe front fork air valvecap (l)
ridei/car8o weights and driving conditions
through adjustment of the air pressure 3. Check the an presure usine a presure
within the fork tubes. The recomended
pressure under tormal ridins cotditions NOTE:
i s 0 . ? L l k s / c m ' ( 1 0 - 1 6 P s r ) .L o w a i r * Some pressutewill be lost when remov_
presure settinSsprovide a softer ride and ing the sausefrom the valve Det.rmine
are for light loads and snooth road condi_ rhe amount of lds and compensate
tions. HiSh an pressuresettinss provrde

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a ftmer tide and de for heaw loads atd
roueh road conditions. 4. Add air to the reconmendedpressure
Check and adiust air Dresure when rhe
front fork tu6es de aold befo.e ridins. * Do kot ex(eed 3 kslcnl psil ol
.142.
the dt pressuregdrge may be danaged-
NOTE:
+ Do not exceed ihe recommendedair
pressurc or the ride witl be hareh
and uncomfortable.
STIOCKABSORBERS
Each shock absorber (1) has five adjust-
ment positionsfor different load or ridif,g

Posltion I is for lish! loads and smooth


road conditions.Pditions lI to V increase
sprin8 lr.load for a stiffer rear suspension,
and can be used when the motorcycle is
heaviiy loaded. Be certain to adjust both
shock absorbento the sameposition.

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DESCRIPTION

(l)
2)
3)
4 ) Ttlrn signal switch
s ) HadUght dirnmer switch

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(6) clutch lever
(7 )
(8) Choke knob
PARTSLOCATTON (9)
0) wdning and indicator liSlts
l)
12)
3) Front braL fluid reseffol
4) Eqine stop snitch
s)
6 ) Throttle srip
7l
0 8 ) Ignition switch

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{4) (6)
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(1)
(2)
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S E R I A LN U M B E R S The VlN, Vehicle Identlfication Number
(l). is on the Safety Cettification Label
The frame and ensine seiial numbers are
affixed to the left side of the steerins
iequned when registering vour motor' head. This .umber is the same as the
cycle. They may also be required bv vour frane nunber (2) stamled on the risht
dealer when orde.ing replacement parts. side of the steeringhead.
Record the numbers here for vour refe.

F R A M EN O .

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E N G I N EN O .
The ensme nuhber (l) is stanped on top

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PARTS FUNCTION
ltutruments and lndicalors
Th. indicalors and warling lights are
grouped between the insrruments,above
the headliaht.Thejr functionsare described
in the tableson the following pages.
U S Am o d e l :
Odoneter and t.ipmeter read in miles.
Canadiannodel:

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O d o m e t ear n d t i i p m e ! e r r e a idn k i l o d e t e r s

l)
2)

4) Tripmeler ieset knob


5) Lfi tum sisnal indicator
6) Rielt turn signal indicaior
7) Oil presure wdning lieht
8)
9) Hieh bean indicaior
l0)
l1) Tachometeired zone
Rcf. No.
I Shows driving speed, 0 to 85 mph.
z Shows accumulated mileage.
3 Shows mileage per tdp.
Resets tdpmeter to zero (0)- Tum knob in
4 Tripmererresetknob

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Left turn signal indi-
5 Flashesvhen left tum signaloperates.

Right tum signal indi


Flasheswhen right turn stnal opemtes.

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lichls when engue o'l pressureis below norm6l
op;ialinS Bnge Should lisht when isnrtron
switch i oN ;nd ensine is not runnins Should
q o o u L w h . n e n e j n e . r a n se \ ( e p l f o r o c c a s r o n a l
-llickerins
Oil pressurewarnmg at or ne6ridlins speedwhen the engine
lieht (Ed)

'Runntnc th? engine aith in\ullici"nt oil

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seriousenSikeddmaSe'
pressurevill ca1lse

Lidts \then |tansmissionis in neulral.

High beamindicator Lighis when headlishi is on high beam.


(blue)

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Do nol ope.sle ensne in red Tone when dvoid_

P::-
able. NEVI:R olerate bevond red zone.
1l CAUTION:
. ExceedinS rccotnmended naximum en&ke
lpm ma! cause senous ergine danage

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( l ) i s b e l o wt h e i n d i -

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LOCK Srce.ngr locked.Fingneand bEhlscannotbe

oFi' l:n8ne and lishtscannotbe operated.


Headt8ht,la hght and neter lghls are on and
ON orher Ughlscanbeoperarcd.un8ne canbe Key cannol be removed.

Iior park'ngthe notorcy.le near traffic The


ra'llighi 6 on, bul allorner lghrs areoff. The
enaDecannoi be siarted,

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EnsineStop Switch
The three position ensine sto! switch (2) The starte! button (l) is biow the engine
is next io the ttuotile gdp. In RUN,
the engine will operate. I. either OFF When the starie. butlon $ plessed lhe
position ihe engine will not operate.This startei motor wjll crank the eneine, the
switch is intended lrimarily as a safelv or h@dljght qill automatically go out, bul
emeisency switch and should nornallv the taillienr will stay on.
remain in RUN. Seepages29 31ior startins p.ocedure.
NOTE:
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isnition switch ON and the engine
stop swiich OFF, the headlieht and
taillight will still be on, resultins rn
battery discharge.

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The three controls next to the left handle-

HeadlishtDimmer Switch (l)


SelectHl for higl bean, LO for low bean.
Tum Sisnd switch (2)
Move to L to sienal a left tum, R to
sienal a righi tum Retum to the center

Hom Burton (3)

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Pressthe button to sound lhe horn.

( l ) H a d U g h rd i m m e r\ w r ' c h
(2)

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Helmet Holder
To lock the steetins, tum the handlebas The helmet holder (l ) is by the left side of
all the way to the lef! or right, tum the th seat. Inseri the ignition kev (2) and
key ( l ) to LOCK while pushinsin RemoYe turn it counterclockwise to uiilock. Hang
the helnet on the lock and push in the
holder pin (3).
D@M
* Do iot tum the k.! to LOCK whil.
idingthe mototc!cle.

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rl,snrrcnkey (r)
i 6 i + xl;:l r o c * (2)
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* The helmet holdet is deriene.l fot use The document container(l) is behind the
whil. W*ing. Do not operute the
motor.lcle with o helmet attached to This owner's manual and ofhtr documents
the holdet. The helnet nd! intelfete should be stored in this container.
eith the feaf vheel, posiblr stopping When washingyow motorcycle, be careful
not to flood this area with water-

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r tl Documenl conrain{
FUEL w@
* Know hor to operate the fuel valve
ehile n.liflg ahe motorclcle. you ma!
The manuarfuel valve (l) is under the left avoi.l d su.lden ctop in truffi..
side of the fuel tank. Set it to ON for * Be $reful not to tou.h dnt hot engike
normal operation or RES when you start pans while opetutins the fuel valre.
to run out of the main fuel supply. The
OFF settins is only for long term storaee NOTE:
or seryicine of fuet system components. * Do not operate the machine with the
Automatic Fuel ON-OFF luel valve in the RES position after
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With the fuel valveset to ON (or RES) fuel
tlows to the carburotorsonly when the
engine is being started or i5 running. A
diaphragm shuts off fuel flow when the ON RES
OFF
--Er- t_E>-
When th main fuel supply is gone, turt ,Aa) 6h)
the ful valve to RES. The reserve fuel
suplly is 2.5 ! (0.7 US gal) so refill the
tank as soon as possiblethen switch the
@)w
(1) Fuel valvein nornal opeialingposition
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Fuel Ta.k
Fuel tmk capacity is 13.51 (3.6 US e.al) or a research ocrane nunber of 9l or
includins 2.s I (0.? US gal) in the ieserve higher may be used. If ..knockins" or
supply. To removethe fuel cap (1), insen "pinsing" occus. try a different bra;d of
ihe isnition key (2) and tum it clockwjse. gasoline or a higher octane grade.
The cap wilt pop up dd can be rifted off. To attach the fuel tani cap, arien ihe t3b
Any automotive easoline with a pump on ihe underside of tne cap with the slot
octane number t-r3 of 86 or hieher,
Push tlE cap into the filer neck until it
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* Cdsoline is ertemely
ftammabte anit k
explosive un.lef c.rtain .onatino\s. Re-
fuel ih o wU wntiltte.t arca with the
agine stopped. Do not smoke or dltoe
flanet ot spa*t ia the area |9herc
the motufctcl. is refuered or where
* Do not orcrfi( the tank (therc
shout.t
be no Ju.l in the finer netk) Alr.r
rcfuelins. nake sute the fuer @p is

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E N G I N EO I L
* Ruhnins the engine with insufficient
EncineOiI Level Check
Ch;ck the eneineoil level each dav before oil cdn cduse se/iaus ensine damdee-
iiding the motorcYcle.
The level musi be maintainedbetweentne
upper (1) md lower (2) le{el marks on lhe
di!stick (3).
I S t a r t l h e e n B i n ea n d l e i r t r d l e f o r
a l e w m L n u t e sM , ake surethe reo orr

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pressurewarnins lisht soes off lf the
lieht remains on, siop the enSrnerm_
mediarely.
2. StoP the engine dd Put the moror
cycle onitscenter standon levelgrcLrno
3 After a few minutes, remov tne o!
filter capldipstick (3), vipe it clean,
and reinseri the dipstick without
s c r e w i n si t i n . T h e o r l l e v e ts h o u l db e
b e t w e e nt h e u P P e r( l ) a n d l o w e r ( 2 )
levelmaiks on the diPstick.
Add the specifiedoil up to the upper
lelel nark, if required.
5 . Replace ihe oil filler cap/dipstick'
(1) Upperlevelmdk (2)
(3) On fller cap/dipstick

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EngineOil Recomendation RecommendedOil Viscosity
U S E H O N D A 4 - S T R O K EO I L O R A N sAE10w40
EQUIVALENT Other viscositiesshown in the chan below
Use only hish detersent,premium quality may be usdwhen the averagetemperature
rnotor oil certified to meet or exceedUS in your riding areais within rhe indicated
automobile manufacturers requirelnents
for ServiceClassificationSE.
Motor oils intended for ServiceSE will
show lhis desisnatjon on th container.
The use or special oil additives h un
necesary and wiu only increaseoperatins

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CAt'TION:
* E cine oil i' a naior ldctot aflectins
the psfondnce and serrite life of the
ehgine. Non.letergenl, vegetable, ar
castor basedtucing oil!, are 4at recom

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OPERATION

PRE-RIDEINSPECTION 6. Tbottle-check for smooth opening


and closingin all steeringpositions.
D[EE@
*
?. Lights and horn-check that headlight,
4: the Prcride Inspection is lot per' tail/stoplight, tum sienals, indicators
fotmeal, setious .lamas. or an acci.lent and horn function pioperly.
8. Engine stop switch check for prole.
Inspect your motorcycle every day before function (page 20).
you start the engine.The items listed heie Correct any disc!pdcy before you iide.
Contact your authorized Hondn dealer

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will only tale a few minutes, and in th
long run thy car save time, expense and for assislanceif you cannot corect the

L Engine o levl-add ngine oil if


requted (pas6 26). Chect fot lals.
2. Fuel level-fill fuel tank when neces_
sry (plge 25). Checkfor teaks.
3. Front and rear biakes-check oPeration;
make sure there is no b.ale fluid
leakas. Adjust fiee play if necesary
(pass59 62).
4. Tnes-chect condition and pre$ure
(pas$ 5-?).
5. Drive chain-check condition and slack
(pages63-66). Adjus. and lubricate

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STARTINC THE ENGINE STARTINGPROCEDURE
To .estart a wam engine,follow the
proceduefor'lHigh AiI Tempemture.'!
* Neter run the ehsine in a close.l area.
The exhaust.o taiks poisonouscarbon

NOTEI
. Do not use the electric starter for
more ihan 5 secondsat a tim.. Retease
the starter button for approximately
10 secondsbefore pre$ins it again.

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r The elctlic startei will work when the
transmissionis in eear wiah the clutch

* Do not flood the enCineby twisting the


thiottle repeatedly, The carburetors
havean accele.atorpum!.

PREPARATION
Make sure the hansnission is in neutral,
the enginestop switch is at RUN, and the
fuel valve is ON. Inseit the key and tum
the ignition switch ON.
Check that the red oil pressurewarnire
(l) Choketnob (A) FuIyOosed
(B) Fully OPen
- ------E!l"cl{.9!
Nomal Air Tenpetatu.e HishAir Temperature
rI
1 Pull the choke knob (l) up all the way L oonotrs" tt'"
b Funy closd (A). "t'otiT
2. Open.hethrot0e sllghtly.
2. Start the engine. learing rhe throttle

cauTtot{:
* The rcd oil prclsure waming tisht
lhoutd so off a levr tecon.ts altet the

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ensine ttatts. If the lisht ltals on, stop
the ensine inmedidtel, antl che.k
eneine oil leeel. Do not operate the
ensine with insulficient oil plessure.
3. Immediately after the etgine statts,
opratethe choke knob (1) to keepfast
i' e ai I,000 2,700rprl
4. About 45 second! aft4 the cngile
stais, push the choke knob (l) down an
the way to Fully open (B).
5. If idlins is unstable,open the throttle
dishtly.

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Low Air TemPerature

l. Follow steps I and 2 under "Nomal


Air Temperature."
2. When ensine .pm bsins to pick up,
opeate the choke knob ( I ) to keep fast
i d l e a t 1 P 0 0 - 2 , ? 0 0r p m .
3. To speedwarm up, open and closethe
throttle, keepins engine rpm below
2,1OO
+n.

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4. About 6 minuts after the enginestarts,
push the choke knob down all the way
lo Fully Open(B)-
5. Continue warnirg up the ensine by
opening a.d closing the th.ottle unhl
it ail rdle smoothly.
caullorr:
' Extehded use ol the choke may impdn
piston a .l crlih.le, wall lubticanoh.

3t
BRf,AK.IN
lf the engine lails to ltart after repeated Dunns injtial break-in, newly machined
attempts, it may b flooded with exces surfaceswil be ir contact wiih eachother
fuel. To clear a flooded engine,tum the and these surtaces wil wear ir quickly.
eneine stoP svitch OFF and luih the B.eak-in maintenanceat 600 miles (1,000
choke knob down all the *ay to Fully kn) is designedto compensatefor this
open (B). Open the throttle fully and inttial minor wear. Timely pedormanceof
crank the engine with the electric starter break-inmaintenancewill ensureoptimum
for 5 seconds.Turn the ensinestop switch snic lif and performance from the
ON and follow the "Hi8h An Tempera_

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ture" StartingProcedurc. The generalrulesare asfollows:
l. Maximuft cortinuous engine speed
durine the fitst 600 niles (1,000 km)
must not exceed5,000 rpm.
2. Increase the maximum continuous
ensine speed by 2,000 rpm beteeen
odometer readingsof 600 miles (1,000
km) and 1,000 miles (1,600 km). Diiye
b.iskly, vary speedsfrequently ud use
fuu throttle for short bu6ts only. Do
not exceed7,000 rpm.
3. Bear in mind never to lug the engine
wiih full tluottle at low engine speeds.
This rule is applicable not onty during
break-in but at all times.

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4. Ulon reachin8an odometer readingof RIDING
1.000miles(1,600 kn),vou car subject EE@
the motorcycle to full throttle opera- * Rei.w Motorcrcle Safett (pases I 9)
However, do not exceed9,50orpm at * Make surc the si.le stdn.l is fuqr rctact-
any time (tachometer RED ZONE e.l before ridins the mototctcle.If the
limit). stan.! is etten.led, it mt iktetere v)ith
N O T E : ( U S AO N L Y ) contrcl dunnsa l{t rum.
+ After break-inmaittenance,iemov the
'BREAK{N" caution label from the

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speedometer lens.

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Propsr shifting wiU p.ovide better fuel
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* Do not .lownshift whe4 trarelins at a
6@nomy. When ch.Eing 8at unor sqeed tlat eouu lorce the ensine to
noflnsl conditions, use the shifting Poiflts owffee it the lert lower qeaf, o/ caus.
recommenddby Honda asfollowsI
the rear vheel to lose tra.tion,
Shiftins Up: caulroN:
F.on lst to ztrd: 1 9m p h ( 3 0 k m / h ) * Do not shift gean withort disengdging
From 2nd to 3rd: 25 lnph (40 km/h) the clutch ahcl cloting the thtuttle.
From3rdto 4th: 3l mph(50 km/h) The ensihe and.ltire traih could be

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F r o n i4 t h t o 5 t h : 37 mph(60 kn/h) damagedb! orercpeedahd shock.
+ Do nat lae the motarctcle or coast
Shiftina Down: fot long d*tarce! while the engihe 1!
From sih to 4th: 25 nph (40 km/h) off. The tlansmirsion vill not be ptu'
F r o m4 t h t o 3 r d : l 9 m p h ( 3 0 k f r / h ) pqly lubricated an.l danase na!

Disengasethe clutch when speed drops * Do not ex..e.l 8,004 ryn when tuhnihs
below 9 mph (ls kn/h), when engine the eneine withott a load. Serious
roushness is evident, or when engine engike danaAe may rctult.
stallins is imminenti and shift down to
lst gearfo. accleratio.- NOTEI
* The battery wil not charse whjle the
enginespeedis below 1.700rpm. Avoid
idlins for proloneed peliods, or con
tinuous operarionbelow l,?00 rpm.

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BRAKING
L For noftal brakins, sradually apply emtion, bmkirs, or turiirg may cause
both front and rear br.-keswhile down- Ioss of control. For roursafety, ercrcise
shinins to suit your road sped. extrcne @ution whe, brukine, accef
2. For naximun deceldation. close the
th.ottle and apply the front and rear llhen descendias a lons, tteep srade,
brakes fimly. Disengasethe clutch use ergine comprc$ion brakins b!
before the motorcyclestops. dosnrhifting, \)ith internittent use of
E!@ both brukes.Coninuous bmke applica-
* Indepedent us. of onlr the frcnt or tion cdn oErheat the bnkesdnd re.lu.e

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rear bruke rcduces stoppins petorm-
ance. Ettfeme bruking nat cause
eithd wheel Io lo.k, re.lucikg cottrol
of th. notolcrcle.
* When posible re.luce speed ot bmke
before enknng o turn: .losing the
throttle or brukirg in mid-tum ma!
.ause wheel slip. ,lheel slip wi re.luce
control of the motorclcle,
* ltthen nding in wet or miny conditions,
o, on loos. sutfoces, the dbilit! to
naneuwt and stop ei| be redr.ed.
All of ,our o.tio$ should be smooth
un.ler these conclitions- Sud.len accel-
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PARKING ANTI.THDFT TIPS
L After stopping the notorcycle. shift l Alvays lock the steringand neverleave
the traNmission into neutral and turn the key in the ignition switch. This
the ienitior switch OFF- soundssimple but peopledo lbrset.
2. Use the side or center stand to support 2. Be sure the registration information
the motorcyclewhile parked. for your motorcycle is accurate and

* Park the mobrcycle on fi/m, level 3. Pdk your motorcycle in a locked


garagewheneverpossible.
qrcund to prcrent oeeftumi^g.
4. Use an additional anti-theft device of

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3. Lock the steeringto help preventtheft
\pzEe22). 5. Put your name. address. and phon
NOTE: numbe. in this Owneis Marual and
* When stoppine for a shorr time near
keep it on your motorcycle at all
traffic at night. the ignition swjlch limes. Many times stoln motorcycles
may be turned ao P and rhe key are identified by information in the
removed. Thjs will ium on rhe raillight Owner\ Manuals which ale still with
to make the motorcycle more vsible ro them.
,..r,un,cJ'W4
The battery vi dischaige if the igniiion
switch is left at P for too long a time.
)l.j't"
LlqA0i
P H o NNEo : r / 6 - 7 7 t . k l t )
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SPECIALPROCEDURES
Thesespecialproceduresare intendd to help you out in caseof trouble on the road: a
flat tire, or a blown fuse. ln caseof a flat tire, you can rcmove the entirc wheel and
'"TIRES" on pages5 7. Becauseof the
tak it to a qualified repair facility. Refer to
ciitical natuie of wheelattachment,you should procedto an authorizedHonda dealeras
soon as possibl after rpair to yeiify proper a$embly.
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. Stop the engine and suwort the mototcycle s.cuftU o, d letzl sutoce belorc per
fo m ins t hese p.o ceilurc s.

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Tool Kit
The tool kit (1) is behind the left side
cover- Remove the side cover and unrrook
the straP to rcmoYe the tool kit.
Some roadside repairs, ninor adjustments
and parts replacementcan be peformed
wiih the tools contaired in ihe kit.

. 10 x l2mm open end wrench

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. 1 4 x l ? n m o p e ne n d{ r e n c h

. No. 2 scftwdriver
. No. 2 phiUipsscrewdriver
. 6 mn hex wiench

. Handlefor 22 mm and 24 mm wrenches

. Spark plucwrench

. Feelergauge0.7 mm

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Front WheelRemoYa, 4. Renovethe front axleholdirg bolt (5)
l. Raise th front {heel off the sround by looseningthe nut (6). Unscrewatd
by placing a support block under the puil out the front axle(7). Renovethe

2. Disconnect the speedoneter catle (1) NOTE:


* Do not depressihe brake leve! when
by expandingihe speedometercableset
sprins (2). the wheel is off ihe moto.cycle. The
3. Renove the caliper assenblies(3) fron caliper pistons will be iorced out of the
the fork leer by renoving the fixing cylinders with subsequentlos of brake
bolts (4) (two on eachside). fluid. If this occurs, servicins of the

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brake system wil be necesary. See
* Support the caliper you. authorizedHonda deale..
the), rlohl hang an
twitt the brakehoses. \
6
-

Calipeia$embly (6)
t /
Caliperlixins bolts (7)
{ 2 1 Spedonetercableset sprina (s)Front axleholdire boll 39
InstallationNotes: F i l t h e c l l i p e r so v e r t h e d r s c st a k i n gc r r c
To install the front wheel a$embly. insert n o i t o d s m a g et h e b r a k e p a d s .l n s t . l l r h e
the axle throush the iisht fork les and c a l p e . n o u n t j n g b o l t \ a n d t r g h l e nl o t h c
wheel hub, and screwit into the left fork r e c o m m e n d c tdo r q u e( 3 0 4 . 0 k s - m , . 1 2
leg. Make sure the speedometersearbox 2t ft,lb).
(8) is perp.ndicular to the left fork lee. Measurethe clearancebetweenthe ouiside
Tighten the axle to the specifiedtorque. surfaceof lhe right brake disc and the rear
Axle torque: 5.5-6.5 ke n (40 4? ft-lb). of the rieht caliper holder with a 0.7 mm
hsiall the axle holding bolt (5) and tishten (0.028 i') feeler gauge Ge sletch). If
guage inserts easily, tighten the axle

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holdils nut (6) to the specified torque.
A x l e h o l d i n gn u t : 1 . 5 - 2 . 5 k c - m ( 1 1 1 8
ft-lb)_
g[tr@
* Il a toque */erch sas not uted fol
instollation, see |out dealcr as sook as
posible to verift prcper aseftblt
If the feelq sauge cannot be inserted After installing the wheel, apply the b.ake
easily,lul the risht fork outward urtil the severaltimes lhen recheck both discs for
eau8p can be inserted and tighten the caliper holder to disc cleardce. Do not
holdins nuts with the gauseinserted.After operate the motolcycle without adequate
tiehteninS,removthe gauge.
Check that lhe other tbee comers of the
ridt caliper holder have a clearanceof at
[E@
* Failufe to proride adequate disc to
least 0.7 mm (0.028 in) betqeen caliper dliper ho@d ckarance ma, .lamoge
the bmke .liscs an.l inpait btukins effi-

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Rer. wheel Remokl 3 . Removethe cotter pin (6) from the axle
l. Placethemotorcycle on its centerstand. and loosenthe nut (7).
2. Remove the lear brake adjustine nut Loosen the dnve chain adJusfin8lock
(l). Disconnect the brake lod from n u t 5( 8 ) r n d b o l t s( 9 ) .
5 . P u l l t h e a d r u s t e B( 1 0 ) d o w n , l u s h t h e
the brake arn (2) by pushinsdown on wheel forward, dd derdl the drive
the brake pedal. Disconrect the stoppe! chain from the driven spiocket_Remove
am lrom the brale panel by renoving
the cotter lin (3), sioppei a.m nut (4).
washe.(5) and rubbe! sroftnet.

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Instalation Notes: f,E@
. To install the iear wheel, .ere.se the *
renoval procdure. If a tolque wench ws not used for
installation,see Nur dealer as soon as
pos[ible to wrif! ptuper atsemblt.
8 . 0 1 0 . 0k s - m( 5 8 - 7 2 f t - l b ) CAUTION:
Stopperarm nui: * Alwdrs rcpld.e used cotter pinr eith
1 . 8 2 . 5k s ' m ( 1 3 I 8 f t - l b )
. Adjust the brake (page61) and drive
chain (paee63)_
. Aplly the brakeseveraltines and check

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for free wheel rotation when released.

Lock nut
Drive chainadjusiiq boll
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To replacethe main fuse,loosenthe sc.ews
The main fuse (1) is behind the left side and remove the old fuse. Install the new
cover. Remove tle side cover and open the fuse and tidten the sciewssecurely.
nain fuse cover(2). The nain fuse is 30 A. To replacefuses in the fuse box, renove
The fuse box (3) is located tetween the the screwsand the fusebox cover-Pull the
hrndlebaB.Removethe screws(4)and fuse old fuse out of rhe cLips;or slideil leneth-
box cover. The specifidfussare 15A (5). wise uniil one end coms out, then lift it
When frequent fuse failure occuis, it out with your fingers.Pusha new fuseinto
usualy indicates a short circuit o! an the clipsand install the tusebox cover.
overload in the elctrical systen. See

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your autho.ized Honda dealer fot relan.

* Tuln the icnition switch OFF belorc


checking o/ rcplacing fise! to prctent
dc.id entdI sh ot tii cuitins.
[E@ I7MF!!!!r!l
+ Never ut. d luse -ith d .liffercnt rutins * Do not pr! the clips open to get 4 fuse
fnn that specified. Serious domase to out; lou coul.l ben.l then on.l cause
the electic.l srsten or a fte mo! Poot contoct \'ith the ew fus.. A
result, causins a.lahsercus loss of loo9 fuse could .ouse damase to the
Iights or ehgine pou.r at night ot in electricol slstem qn.l even start a fire.

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lREMovail
\s/ nNSrA[ATroN
,6)
L- /
^..8W
t-^\4 -
A,F)

,h/w i..
)aK
(ffi
(Krt
v/4. Itffi
@
ffi'''-6
(B) (l)
(c)
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MAINTENANCE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Aeency requits manufacturers to certify that
motorcycles built after Decembei 31, 1977 wil comply with applicable emissions
standards duiing their useful life, when operated ud maintained according to the in,
structionsprorided. Compliancevith ihe tems ofthe Distributor's Wdanty for Honda
Moioicycle Emission Control Systems is neccessary in order to keep the missions
systemwa.ranty ir effect. (USA ONLY).

. When seryiceis requned, remember that your authorized Honda dealer knows your

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motorcycle best and is fully equippedto maintain and repair it. The scheduledmain-
tenanceinay also be perfomed by a qualified servicefacility that normally does this
kind of work; or you may perform nost of the wo.k yourself if you are mechanicauy
qualified and havethe proper tools and servicedata.

. These instructions are based on the assumptionthat the motorycle will be used ex,
clusively for its desienedpurpose. Sustainedhish speed operation, or operation in
unusually wet or dusty conditions will .equire more frequent servicethan specifiedin
ihe MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE. Consulr your authorized Honda dealer for recom-
mendatio4sapplicableto your individual needsed use.

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The Vehicle EmissionControl Information
fE@
* If lour mototclcle is overtumed or ( 1) is attached to the frame by the left side
cover.(usA oNLY)
involve.l in a collision, inspect coittol
leee^, .ables, btuke hoses, .alipeft,
a..essoiet, and other vital pdfts fof
dadose. Do not nde the notorctcle it
.lamage inpairc. saf. opetution. ove
yout Hondo .lealq inspect the nqiot
componenk inclu.ling frcnq suspen-
sion, antl steenns parts for misalisnment

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and clamogethat tou mat not be able to

Stop ahe engine an.l support the motor-


crcle securet! on a le'et surfa.e beforc
petotmin g ant main tetunce.
Use neta),senuine Honda partt ot their
equivdlent lor nainterunce and rcpair.
Parts lthich arc not of equiwlent
qtulitt may impait the sat tr of tour
motof.lcle and the eff..tiw opetunon
ol the enitsioh cotttol systens.

(1) Venide Enission Cortrol Infomatior


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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Peform the he-ride Inspectiof, (psge 28) at each scheduled maintenance period.
I: INSPECTAND CLEAN. ADJUST,LUBRICATEOR REPLACEIF MCESSARY.
C: CLEAN R: REPLACE A: ADJUST L: LUBRICAIE
wHrc_HsvER t ODOMETERRNADINCINOTE3]
FREQUENCY COMES
FIRST
ITEM + REFER
EVERY m

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FUEL LINES I I
E THROT'TLEOPERATION
CARBURETOR-CITOKE
I I
T I
I

AIR CLEANER NOfi I c R c R c


CRANKCASEDREATqER NOTE2 c c c c c
SPARKPLUCS R R R R R
VALVE
a ENCIM CLEARANCE I I I
z OIL YEAR R R R R R R PaSestI 52
ENGINEOIL FILTER R R R R
CAM CIIAIN TENSION
E C{RDURITOR-SYNIIIRONIZE I I I I
CAREURETOR-IDLE SPEED I I I

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\vHICHEVER
+ I ODOMETER
READINC[!OTE 3]
FREQUENCY COMES

ITEM
FIRST
+
EVERY
I -rfx
ss\ffiS$d
DRIVECHATN I,L EWRY
300 ni a500ldn)
BATTIRY MONTH
B R A K EF T U I D( F R O N T ) MONIH T *R
I I Pass
59-60
tsRAKI PAD/SHOEWEAR I I

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BRAKESYSTEM I
BRAKELICHTSWITCH I
HEADLIGHTAIM I I
CLUTCH I I
SIDE STAND I
SUSPENSION
! NUTS,BOLTS.
FASTENERS
WHEELS I
STEERINGHEAD BEARIN(]
* sHouLDBE sERvtcEDEy AN AUTHoRIZEDHoNDADEALER,
uNLEssmE crwNERlIs
pRopERTools ANDsERvtcEDATAANDIs MECHANICALLY REFERToTHE
OUALIFIED.
OFFICIAL HONDA SHOPMANUAL.
*i IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, WE RECOMMENDTHESEITEMS BE
SERVICEDONLY BY AN
4UTHORIZFD HONDA DI,ALER.
r ' J O T E :L S e r v r em o r er r e q u e n r l{yh e n r i d i n g i nd u : l } a r e r ' \ .
2 . S e ' v i ( r - m o r _ r r e q u e nwr lhye nr i d i 4 Ci n r a n o r a r r ! l l r h r o t e r U S AO N L \ J
r. I or nener odomere' cv inrerqle(dblished here.
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7
MAINTENANCE RECORD

Miles Date

600
4,000
8,000

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12,000

I6,000
20,000

Makesurethat whoeve.performsthe maintenanceconpletes this record.


All sch.duled maintenance,including the 600 mne (1,000 km).break_inmaintenance,
is considereda normal owner operatingcosi a.d will be chareEdforby your dealer.
Detailedreceiptsverilying the perforhance of requiredmaintenanceshouldbe retained
These receipts should be trandered wilh lhe motorcycle to the new owner rf the

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EnsineOil ? . After the oil n completely drained
Engine oil quality is the chief factoi check thai the sealinswasher(5) on the
affe.ting engjne service litu. Change tbe oil drain plue is in good condition and
engine oil when specjfied by the mainte- instauihe drain Plug.

NOTE: 2 . 5 3 . 5k e - n ( 1 8 _ 2 5 f t _ i b )
+ Chanceeng.e oil with the enginewa.m Check that the oil filter bolt (6) and
and ihe motorcycle on its center stand cover O rines are in sood condition and
to assurecodplete and rapid draining.
I To dmin the oil renove the oil iiller O i l F i l t e .B o l t T o r q u e l
cap (l), crank.asedrain plus (.+)and oil 2 . 7 3 . 3k s ' m ( 2 0 2 4 r l b )

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(2)
Fill the crankcasewith approxrmatety Engine Oil Filter
3.0 ! (3.2 US qt) of the recommended NOTEI
* Change the filte. after drainine the
oil,
5 . Instaltthe oil filler cap (1).
6 . Start the ensine and let it idle for 2 3 l. Remove the on f ter el.rnent (l) fion
' 1 , Stop the engine and check that the oil 2. Check that the O-ings (2) on the oil
level is at the upper lvel rark (2) on iilter bolt and cover are in sood con-
the dipstick. Make sue theie are no oil
3. lnsert a new oil filter element. Check

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that all pa.ts a.e installed as shown.
Install the oil filter cover.
Oil Filter Bolt Torque:
2.7 3.3 ks'm (20-24 ft-lb)
4. Perforh steps4 7 of EnsineOil Chanse.

(6) oilfnter bolt (?) oil flter cover


Wd.
(1) Oii file. elemoni (2) O rinss
Sptrk Pluss 4. With the plug washersattached,thread
RecommendedsPa!kPlussi the new spark plugs in by hand to
Prevent crossthieading.
5. Ti8lten the spdk plugs l/2 tum with
X 2 4 E S . U( N D ) , D 8 E A ( N G K ) a spark plug wrench to compressthe
For col.t clmate (Belor 5"c. 4l"F):
X 2 2 E S . U( N D ) , D T E A ( N G K ) 6. Connectthe spdk llugcaps.
For extendedhigh speedridins: CAUTIONI
X 2 7 E S - U( N D ) , D 9 E A ( N G K ) . The spark plug must be seculel, tight
USA nodel: with an oprional radio
.- ened-An improperl! tieht.aed plug cdn

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equipped: become very hot and posibl! domdse
Canadianmodel: Standard:
X24ESR-UlNDr or DR^8ES-L^NCKI * Never ute a spark plug with aa inqoper
F o r c o l d c L n a t e{ B e l o w5 - C , 4 1 - F ) :
X22ESR-U(ND) or DRTES(NCK)
Foi extendedhish spcedriding:
X2?ESR-U(ND) or DRSES(NGK)
l. Clean any dirt fron aiound the spark

2. Disconnect the spark plus caps.


Removeand discardthe spdk plugs.
3 . Make $ie the new spark plug sap (1)
i s 0 . 6 - 0 . 7 m m ( 0 . 0 2 4 0 . 0 2 8i n ) u s i n g
a wile type feele. sause.If adjustment
is necesa.y, bend the side elect.ode
( l l S p : r kp l u s B r P l 2 ) S r d e e l e c ' , o d e
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tdle Speed
The idle speedadjusimeni proceduresiven
heie should onlv be usedwhen cnangesn
altitude aflect normal idline speed as ser
by your dealer. See Yout authonzed
Honda dealer for resularlv scheduld
carburetor adjustment,including individu-
al carburetor adjustment and svncnron!

NOTE:

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* The engine must be warm for accurate-
idle speedadjustment.Ten minutes or
siop-and-8oriding is suffici.nt
l. waitn up the ensine, shifi to neutrar
and place the motorcycle on its cenler

2. Adjust idle speed with the throttle

I d l e S p e e d r 1 , 0 5 0 1 1 0 0r p m

(r) Thiottle stop soew


(B)
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3. Clean ihe elenenr by tappins it lightly
The air claner should be serviced at to loosen dust. Blow away the remain-
reular intervals (page48). Serice nore ing dust by apPlYins compressedan
frequently when ridins in dusly areas. from the outside of the element. Re-
L Remove the riglt side cover. place the element if it is excesively
2. Remove the three bolts (l) and the air di y. tom or damaged-
cleanercover (2). Pull out the elenenl 4. Reinstal fte element, air cleanercover
{3). and right sidecover-

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(3) Air clqner dennt

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(USA ONLY)
1. Remove the drait Dlue (1) from the
tube, and drain the deposits.
2. Instal the drain ptug.
NOTEI
' Service rnore frquntly when ridine
in rain, at ful ttuottle, or when dposits
can be sen in the transparent section

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of the drain tube.
1. Pull off the dust covr (2). Loosenthe
Ctutch adjustment nay be requiredif tbe lock rut (3) and t'm the adjusier(4).
rnotorcycle stalls when shiftine into gear, Tighten the lock nut (3), and chek
or tends to creepi or ii the cluich slips,
causjns accelerationto la8 behind engine 2. If the adjusaeiis threadedout near its
limit or if the coBect fre llay cannot
Normal clutch lever free play should be be obtained,loosenthe lock nui (3) and
1 0 - 2 0 m n ( 3 / 8 - 3 / 4 i n ) a t t h e l e v e r( l ) . tun in the adjuster (4) conpletely.
Minoi adjustmentscan be made with the Tidten the lock nut (3) and pull on the
cluich cableadjusterat the lever-

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(4) Clutch cable adjustr


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3. At the lower end ol the
the lock nut (s). Turn trre ctutctrcautefor kinks or signsot
dnect t-nect
nut (6) to obtain the wear that could cdusesticking or fanure.
play. Tighten the lock Lubricate the clutch cable with a coFmer_
checkadjustment. cially availablecable lubricant to prevent
4. Start the enerne, pull in the clutch Prenarurewearand corroson.
lever rnd shifl into gea!. Make sure the
enginc does not stall, and thc motor
c y c l e d o e s n o t c r e e p ,G r a d u a l l v r e l e a s e
the clutch levcr and open the throttle

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The notorcycle should starl snootnlv
and rccelerate gr!dua1ly.
NOTE:
+ If Proler adjusiment camot be
obtained or the clutch does not work
correcdy, sce your authorized Iiond!

15) Lock nul (A) IncrcaserreePlaY


AdjusrinFnut (B) Decreas.lrsephv
Renove the screws( 1), the .esenoir cover
This model has a hydrauli. disc front (2) and diaphrasm-Wheneverihe levet is
b.rke. As the brake pads wea., the brake below the iower level n'dk (3) on the
fluid leveldropsin the reservon. reservol, fill the reseryoir with DOT 3
There are no adjustnents to perform, but BRAKE FLUID from a sealedcontainei,
fluid level and pad wear must be inspected up to the upper level mdk (4) Reinstal
periodically.The systemmust be inspected the diaptuasm,and reservoi! cap. Tidien
frequently to ensurc there are no fluid the screws(1) securely.

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ercesive and the tliction pads are not tesetroir is horizontll before the cover
worn beyond the recomnetded Umil is renoted at brdke lluid nay spill out.
(pase60), there is probably ai. in the
brake system dd it must be bled. See
your authorizedHonda dealer.
Brate Fluid Level:
s!!E!@
* gtuke fluid nal .ause iritanon. Avoi.r
contact with skin or eyes. In case of
contd.t, llush thoroughlt vnh vater
dn.l .all a doctot if your etes were

(1)
(l) (4)
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BrakePa&l
* Use ont DoT 3 brdke fluid lrod a Blake pad wear wili dePend uPon tne
severily of usage, type of driving, and
.ondition of the roads. The pads will
Handle btuke lluid vith cnre because wear faster on dirty and wet roads
it can dqmdge painl an.l instrument
Inspect the padsvisually dulins al resular
service intervals to determine the pad
Neter a\ow contamindhtsldirt. water,
wear. Removethe inspectionhole cap.
etc.) to enter the bruke flrid rcsetuoir'
If the padswear to the red line (1), both
padsmust be rPlaced.

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O t h e rC h e c k s :
Make sure there are no fluid leaks.Check
for deterioration or cmcks in the hoses
2. Apply the brake several tines and
Adjustment: check for tuee wheel rotation when
l. Measure the distance the rear brake
pedal (l) noves before the brake starls NOTE:
* If proper adjustment cannot be ob-
Free play should be 10-15 nln (3/8 tained by this method, see yout
5/8 in). If adjustmentis ncessaiy,tum auihonzedHonda dealer.
the rear blake adjustinsnut (2).
NOTE: Other Checks:
* Mate sure that the cut-out on rhe Make su.e the biake rod, brake afm,

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adjurting nut is leated on rhe brake sping and iastenersare in good con,
W h e n t h b r a l e ' s a p p l L e da, n a r r o w t 1 , .
(2). moves
a t t a c h e dt o t h e b r a k e a r m
rowaid a referencenark (3) on the brake
panel(4).
lf the arow aliSns with the rclerence
tnaik on full aDDLicationof the brake'
the brakeshoesmust be replaced.

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o) (3)
(2) (4)
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Drive chain dack should remain consiant
The service life of lhe drive chain is de- as the wheel rotates. If the chain is slack
pendent upon lroper lubric!tjon and in one section and taut in another, some
adjustment. Poor mainlenancecan cause lints are kirked and bindias. Binding
premature wear or damage to the drive can frequently be eliminated by lublica-
chainand sprockets.
The driv chain should be checked and
lubricated as pan of the Pre-rideInspec-
tjon {paee28). Under sevele usase, or
{hen the mororcycleis lidden in unusuaUy

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dusty aleas. more frequent maintenance

Inspection:
I Turn the ensine off. place the motoF
cycle on the cenler stand dd shift the
tansmissioninto neutal.
2. Check slack in the lower drive chaln
run midwdy betweenthe sprockets.
D.ive chain slack should be adjusted
io allow approxiftately l5 25 mft
(5/8 I in) vertical movementby hand.
Rotate the ied wheel by hand and
check drive chain dack as ihe wheel
3. Turn the rcar wheel slowlv, and inspect
the drive chain and sp.ockets for anv of
the folowing conditions:
DRIVE CHAIN
* DamaCedRollers

+ Itry or Rusted Links


* Kinked or Binding Links
* Exessivelved
* Improper Adjustment

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* Missing O-rines
SPROCKETS
* Excessively Wom Teeth
* Broken oi Damaged Teeth

A driv chain with ddnaged rolleis, loose

ffi
pins. o. missing O'rinss must be replacd.
lf the ddve chaitr rquires replacement, see
your autlorted Honda daler.
x x
A chain which appaB dry, or shows sgns
of rust, requnes supplmental lubrication.
Kinked or binding lints 8ho'nd be
lhorouglly lubricated and worked free-
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Adjustnent: NOTE:
' If dlive chain slack is exce$ive when
To adjust the drive chain:
l. Remove the cotter pin (2) and loosen the rear axle is moved to the furthest
the rear axle nut (3). limit of adjustment,the drive chain is
2. Loosen the lock nuts (4) and tum the wom dd must be replaced.
adjustine bolts (5) on both the rieht 3. Tiellten ihe rear axle nut and secure
and left chain adjuste.sto increasor the nut with new cotter pin.
decreasechain slack. Align the chairl Rearaxle nut torque:
adjuster index marks (6) with cones' 8.0 10.0kg'n (58-?2 ft-lb)
ponding sele (7) eiad'rationson both 4, Tighten the lock nuts.

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sidesof the swingarm. 5. Check drive chain slack.
6. Brate pedal free play is affectedwhen
relositionine the rear wheel to adjust
drive chain slack. Check free llay and
adjustasnecesrary(Page6l).

* The dnve chain on thb nototcrcle x


equipped v'ith sma O-titg' between
the link plates. mete o-nngr retain
gedse inide the chain to ihprore its
seryice life. Howeve\ special prccau-
tions must be taken when adiutins,
lubncafing, washing and rcpldcing the
* Alwdls replace used

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Lubncanon:
Lubricate ihe driYe chain verv 300 miles
Crrctlrre ctrm wear taoel when adjustins (500 km) or soorer if it appe3rsdry'
the chain lf the red zone
Lubricate with SAE 80 or 90 Sear oil
digns qith the leal of the swrngarm-aner
r h e . h a i nh a sb ns d j u n e dl o r r - r ) m m in preference to motor oil oi other com-
(5/8 I in) slack, the chain is exce$lvelv merclal chsin lubricants.
wom and must be rplaced. Saturate each chain lint joint so the
lubncdt Denetraies between the link
plates, pin!, bush ss and roleis .For
+ Excesive chain tl4ck, 40mm maximum penetration,Iubncate when the

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or more, may damage the chainis watm after ridins
palt ofthe frume. Replacmentchain:D.I D.50Voi RK5oMO

FEO ZONE
7
Sd. Strnd
4."k the nbber pad for detftioration
il'a--*""t. r"pt"". if wear xtends to the
dcar lire (ll as sno\|/n. Uheck tne $oe
stsnd spring for damag. .nd loss ot len-
lo.
sion, and th side stmd assembly
freedom of movement see your surnorv_
.d Honda dealertor replacment

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GOOD\ BEPLACE

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Brttery Elecrrolyte:
If the motorcycle is operatedwith insuffi The electrolyt level must be maintained
cient battery electrolyte, sulfabon and between the upper (1) and lower (2) level
battery plate damasewiU occ'rr' mdks on the side of the baitery (3).
If rapid lo$ of electiolyte is exprtence.r' Rrnove the left side cover and the docu_
or if Your battery seems to be wed, ment container to inspect. lf the
causing slow starting or other electrical elctrolyte level is ned the lower level
problems, see your authorized Honda nark (2), removethe seat bolt (4) dd the
seat.Renove the stiap (5) and the telminal
leads(6). PulI out the battery. Removethe

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tattery fiuer caps(7).

(4) (1)
(8)
(6)
Carefully add distiled Mtei up to the
upper level mark, usins a small syringe
s@
+ The battery coktdins sullunc aci.l.
Ar'oitt contu.t ||ith 9kin, eles or cloth-
ins. Anti.lote: EXTERNAL-FILih eith
. When checkinc the battery electrollte eateL INTERNA L-Drink l4rse qumn-
level or ad.lins distilled wate\ make ties of water or nilk. Fo olt vith milk
iure the brcather tube is contecte.l to of nasnesia, beoteh ess ot wsetabte oit.
the battery breatheroutlet (81- CdI phtsicia, imn..liatety. Eyes: Flurh
with uater atd get prcmpt me.licol
NOTE:

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* Use only distilled water in the battery. * Batteies procluce explosive Eases.Keep
Tap water will shorten the servicelife spdrks, flanes an.l ciSafettet away.
Yen arc |'hen charyinE or using in
enclos.d tpace. Al ays shi.lil eyet when
0t{ CAUII
P r P 0 l s sl l 0 l t t3 r L
0lt
wotking rcar batteriei
* KEEP OUT OF REACE OF CHILD.
BIIITRY I OC Y I N REN.

0stRI
BATTIRY * The battery bteather ttbe n8t be
IUBI AtR/C. touted as shoen on the label, Do not
tcURttl
bend or t\'ist the bteathet tube. A bent
s t0 M G t
ot kinked bredthet tube ndy ptessutize
the batter! and.ldmageits cdse.

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CLEANING 3. Test the brakesbelore riding the motoi-
cyclein traffic. Seyeralapplicationsmav
be necessry to reslore nornal b.akins
CIeen your motorcycle sularlv to pro_
tect the surface finshes and jnspect tor
damase, wear, and oil or hydraulic fluid Etr@
* Rtokirg petfomance may b. impair.d
imm..tiatelt aft t washins the motot'
CAUIION:
' Aeoi.I sptalins hish presturc vdter
Itypical in coik-operatecl cat washes) 4. Lubricate the drive chain immediatelv
aftd washing and drying the motoi-

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at the followingdreas:

Cafturctory Btuke Mdnet Crlin.ler STORAGE


Instruments MuffierOutlets
Dire Chatn Under Fuel Tdnk Storaeefor more than a month, or winter
Under Sedt storage.quires maintenance to plwent
H'ndlebar conosion and deterioration of the fuel,
1- After cleanins, rins the motorcycle See your authorizedHonda dealer for this
thoroughly with plenty of clean wa1e..
Sirons deterspnt residue can corode

2. Dry the notoicycle, stan the engine,


and let it run for severalminutes.

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N CONTROL SYSTEM(USA ONLY) _-_
. Sourcc of Emt$ions
The combustion proces prcduces carbon monodd and hvdrocarbons.Control of
hydrocarbonsis very important bcause,under @rtain conditions,they rcact to forn
photochemicar smog when subjectedto sunliSht.Carbon monoxide doesnot react in
the sameway, but it is toxic.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes leaa catbueto: sttings and othI svstems to rEduce
carbon monoide and hy&ocarbons.

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. Exh.ust Emission Control System
The exhaust emission control systm is compossd of lean cdbutetor settings, and no
adjustmenrsshould be made except idle speedadjustmentwith the throttle stop screw.
The exhaust emissioncontrol system is sepaEte from the crankaseemissioncontrol
svsrem.

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Crmkc.s. Emisstotr Control Systcm
prevent discharSingcrarikcase
T1 ngine is equippd with a closed cmnkcas svstem to
emissionsinlo the attnosphere.
s;f-5y gas is rturned to the combustion chamber through the air cleaner and the

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r
. probl.nt Which Mry Affcct Motorcyclc Embsios
lf you are alrare of any of the follo*ins symptoms, hayc thc vehicle inspcctcd and
rcpaircdby yourlocal Hon.la MotorcycleDaler.

I. Hard startinS oi stalling aftr sta.tina


2. Roush idl
3- Misfnins or backfirins dudng acc.lcration
4. After-burning(backfiring)
5. Poor p$fomance (drivability)and poor ful economy.

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CONSUMER INFORMATION
VEHICLE STOPPINC DISTANCE
This table indicates blatins performancethat co be met or exceededbv the
rchicles to which it applies,without locking the wheelsunder different condi-

The information presentedreprercnts tesults obiained bv skilled drive$ under

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conEolled road and vehicle conditions,and the infomation mav not be coirect
undsr other conditions.
. O N D AC B 6 5 0C U S T O M
Descripdonof vehicles t o w h i c h t h i st a b l ea p p u e s H

Full OperadonalSqvice
!939
Light

o 50 100 150
StoppingDiltatce in Feet from 60 mph

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SPECIFICATIONS

DTMENSIONS
OveraUlcngth 2215rnn (87.2in)
Overallwidth 8?01nln(34.3in)
OveraUheight r 160mm (45.7in)
1470rnm (5?.9in)

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ITEIGHT
Dry weight 204ks (450lbs)
CAPACITIES
Engineo 3.01 (3.2USqt) After drainine
13.5t (3.6 USsal)
2.5I (0.7USgal)
Passengercapacity Operatordd onpa$enser
Vehiclecapacityload 215ks (47slbs)
Front suspensionan presure 0.7-l.l ks/cn'1(lo 16psD

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ENGINE
59.8x 55.8ntn (2.354x 2.197in)
Compressionmtio 9.0:1
62'7cc (38.2ct- i11)
Spart plug
IllA l!9d9! (with an optional
radio equipped),Cmadian model

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X24ES-U(ND) or X24ESR.U(ND)
Standard D8EA(NGK) DR8ES-L(NGK)
X22ES-U(ND) or x22ESR-U(ND)
(Betow
5'C,4l"F) DTEA(NGK) DRTES(NGK)
X27ES-U(ND) oi x27ESR-U(ND)
speedridins D9EA (NGK) DR8ES(NGK)
Sparkplug eap 0.6-0.7mm(0.024-0.028 in)
INTAKE: 0.05nn (0.002in)
EXHAUST:0.08mm (0.003in)
1,050t 100rpm in neutral

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CHASSISAND SUSPENSION
59"50'
Tmd 131nm (5.2in)
3.50S19-4PR
l30/90-16675

POI{ER TRANSMISSION
Primary reduction 2 . 7 3 1. 1

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2.438. I
2.500: I
2nd 1.722| J,
3rd 1 3 3 3 :r
4th 1 . 0 7 4 I:
5th 0.885: 1

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Itcm

ELECTRICAL
Battery 12V- l2Arl
A.c. generator
0.26kW5,000ryn

LIGHTS
Headlisht(HIGH/LOW) 12V 60/55\Y
Tail/stoplisht 12V-3132cp sABNO.l ts7
Tun signal lzv-32.p SAENO.:

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FRONT IO34
REAR IO73
Metcr liellts 12Y-Zcp SAENO. 5?
Neubal indicator 12V-2 cp SAENO. 5?
Turn 3l8nalindicator 12V 2cp sAE NO. 57
High b4m indicator 12Y 2cp sAE NO. 57
Oil ptssurewaminSindicator \2Y-2 cp sAE NO. s7
FUSES I 5A (Headright,taiuight and metrrieht)
30A (Mainfuse)

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OWNER SATISFACTION
Your satifaclion and soodwill are imporfanl ro your.lealr and to u!. Noinalty! any;ioblens
wjth th operation oJ your venich will be handled by your dealefs Senice Depetnent. Sone
tins, however,despitethe besr intentionsol all co.cerned,miundesbndings can occur.tlyour
problen has.ot bee. nandldloyou satisfaction, we suggesryou take the folloeins action:
* Discuss your problm with . nembei of daleBhip nanagennt. Ofren conplaints .an b
quickly rqolved at that lewl, If rh problen has atrqdy b.n rcviewe.t pitb tne Setvice
Man4ger, conhct the owner of the dealership or the ceneral Measr_
* If you prohln stil has not bee. resolvedto your etnfaction, contacr lhe Molorcycte

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Customer Sedie Depdtnenl, AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.. INC. 100 Wst AlondE
Boulaar<!,Gartlena,California90247 (2\3) 327-A2a0,and providthen with:
Y o d rn a m e . , d d r e $
d n d r e l e p h o nneu n b e r
. Vnr.le tmne number
- Dealer\ nane and location
- Vehicledelivetydate and prFnt nilease
Naturcofproblen
Afier reviewingall the factsinvolved,you will be advisedof ivhal aition an be taken.
Pleasebed in mind thal your problen will likly be reblved in the deale;ship.usinsthe dealer\
facilitis,equipmntand personnel.So il is very imporrant that your inilial contactbe witb the

Yolr purchaseof a Honda producl is sreatly appreciatedby both your daler and Aneican
Honda Moior Co., Inc. We want to a$isl you in every way po$ible !o asure your compleie
satisfactionwith vour Durchar.
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