2010 CBR600RR Ower`s Manual

2010 CBR600RR Ower`s Manual
09/09/17 11:06:19 31MFJ630 0007 Contents
These pages give an overview of the
contents of your owner’s manual. The first
page of each section lists the topics
covered in that section.
Motorcycle Safety ............................... 1
Important safety information you
should know, plus a look at the safetyrelated labels on your motorcycle.
Instruments & Controls ..................... 9
The location and function of indicators,
gauges, and controls on your
motorcycle and operating instructions
for various controls and features.
Contents
Before Riding ...................................... 41
The importance of wearing a helmet
and other protective gear, how to make
sure you and your motorcycle are ready
to ride, and important information about
loading.
Basic Operation & Riding ................. 51
How to start and stop the engine, shift
gears, and brake. Also, riding
precautions and important information
about riding with a passenger or cargo.
09/09/17 11:06:31 31MFJ630 0008 Contents
Servicing Your Honda ....................... 71
Why your motorcycle needs regular
maintenance, what you need to know
before servicing your Honda, an owner
maintenance schedule, and instructions
for specific maintenance and
adjustment items.
Tips ....................................................... 175
How to store and transport your
motorcycle and how to be an
environmentally responsible rider.
Taking Care of the Unexpected ........ 181
What to do if you have a flat tire, your
engine won’t start, etc.
Technical Information ....................... 213
ID numbers, technical specifications,
and other technical facts.
Consumer Information ...................... 235
Information on warranties, emission
controls, how to get Honda service
manuals, and...
‘‘Reporting Safety Defects’’ ......... 244
Index..................................................... 246
Quick Reference
Handy facts about fuel, engine oil, tire
sizes, and air pressures.
Contents
09/09/17 11:05:46 31MFJ630 0002 2010
Honda CBR600RR/CBR600RR ABS
OWNER’S MANUAL
09/09/17 11:05:53 31MFJ630 0003 Introduction
Congratulations on choosing your Honda
motorcycle.
When you own a Honda, you’re part of a
worldwide family of satisfied customers
− people who appreciate Honda’s
reputation for building quality into every
product.
Before riding, take time to get acquainted
with your motorcycle and how it works.
To protect your investment, we urge you
to take responsibility for keeping your
motorcycle well maintained. Scheduled
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
We also recommend that you read this
owner’s manual before you ride. It’s full
of facts, instructions, safety information,
and helpful tips. To make it easy to use,
the manual contains a detailed list of
topics at the beginning of each section and
an index at the back of the book.
As you read this manual, you will find
information that is preceded by a
symbol. This information is
intended to help you avoid damage to your
Honda, other property, or the environment.
09/09/17 11:05:59 31MFJ630 0004 Introduction
Read the Warranties Booklet (page 239 )
thoroughly so you understand the
coverages that protect your new Honda
and are aware of your rights and
responsibilities.
If you have any questions, or if you ever
need special service or repairs, remember
that your Honda dealer knows your
motorcycle best and is dedicated to your
complete satisfaction.
You may also want to visit our website at
www.honda.com.
Happy riding!
California Proposition 65 Warning
WARNING: This product contains or
emits chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Please report any change of address or
ownership to your Honda dealer so we
will be able to contact you concerning
important product information.
Introduction
09/09/17 11:06:04 31MFJ630 0005 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
DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
These signal words mean:
Safety Messages
and one of three signal words:
09/09/17 11:06:10 31MFJ630 0006 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
09/09/17 11:06:39 31MFJ630 0010 Motorcycle Safety
This section presents some of the most
important information and
recommendations to help you ride your
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.
Important Safety Information ................. 2
Accessories & Modifications .................. 5
Safety Labels ........................................... 7
Motorcycle Safety
1
09/09/17 11:06:44 31MFJ630 0011 Important Safety Information
Your motorcycle can provide many years
of service and pleasure−if you take
responsibility for your own safety and
understand the challenges you can meet
while riding.
There is much that you can do to protect
yourself when you ride. You’ll find many
helpful recommendations throughout this
manual. The following are a few that we
consider to be most important.
2
Motorcycle Safety
Always Wear a Helmet
It’s a proven fact: helmets significantly
reduce the number and severity of head
injuries. So always wear an approved
motorcycle helmet and make sure your
passenger does the same. We also
recommend that you wear eye protection,
sturdy boots, gloves, and other protective
gear (page 42 ).
09/09/17 11:06:49 31MFJ630 0012 Important Safety Information
Take Time to Learn & Practice
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.
Always pay attention to other vehicles
around you, and do not assume that other
drivers see you. Be prepared to stop
quickly or make an evasive maneuver. For
other riding tips, see the booklet, You and
Your Motorcycle Riding Tips, which came
with your new motorcycle (USA only).
Because many crashes involve
inexperienced or untrained riders, we urge
all riders to take a motorcycle operator
course approved by the Motorcycle Safety
Foundation (MSF). See page 44 .
Make Yourself Easy to See
Some drivers do not see motorcycles
because they are not looking for them. To
make yourself more visible, wear bright
reflective clothing, position yourself so
other drivers can see you, signal before
turning or changing lanes, and use your
horn when it will help others notice you.
Ride Defensively
The most frequent motorcycle collision
happens when a car turns left in front of a
motorcycle. Another common situation is
a car moving suddenly into your lane.
Motorcycle Safety
3
09/09/17 11:06:55 31MFJ630 0013 Important Safety Information
Ride within Your Limits
Pushing limits is another major cause of
motorcycle crashes. Never ride beyond
your personal abilities or faster than
conditions warrant. Remember that
alcohol, drugs, fatigue, and inattention can
significantly reduce your ability to make
good judgments and ride safely.
Don’t Drink and Ride
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
Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition
It’s important to keep your motorcycle
properly maintained and in safe riding
condition. To help avoid problems, inspect
your motorcycle before every ride and
perform all recommended maintenance.
Never exceed load limits (page 49 ), and
do not modify your motorcycle (page 6 )
or install accessories that would make
your motorcycle unsafe (page 5 ).
09/09/17 11:07:01 31MFJ630 0014 Accessories & Modifications
Modifying your motorcycle or using nonHonda accessories can make your
motorcycle unsafe. Before you consider
making any modifications or adding an
accessory, be sure to read the following
information.
Improper accessories or
modifications can cause a crash in
which you can be seriously hurt or
killed.
Follow all instructions in this
owner’s manual regarding
accessories and modifications.
Accessories
We strongly recommend that you use only
Honda Genuine Accessories that have
been specifically designed and tested for
your motorcycle. Because Honda cannot
test all other accessories, you must be
personally responsible for proper selection,
installation, and use of non-Honda
accessories.
Check with your Honda dealer for
assistance and always follow these
guidelines:
Make sure the accessory does not
obscure any lights, reduce ground
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
09/09/17 11:07:08 31MFJ630 0015 Accessories & Modifications
Do not add any electrical equipment
that will exceed the motorcycle’s
electrical system capacity (page 223 ).
A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights
or engine power (page 205 ).
Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your
motorcycle. This motorcycle was not
designed for these attachments, and
their use can seriously impair your
motorcycle’s handling.
Modifications
We strongly advise you not to remove any
original equipment or modify your
motorcycle in any way that would change
its design or operation. Such changes
could seriously impair your motorcycle’s
handling, stability, and braking, making it
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
09/09/17 11:07:17 31MFJ630 0016 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
09/09/18 14:39:48 31MFJ630 0017 Safety Labels
8
Motorcycle Safety
09/09/17 11:07:44 31MFJ630 0018 Instruments & Controls
This section shows the location of all
gauges, indicators, and controls you would
normally use before or while riding your
motorcycle.
The items listed on this page are described
in this section. Instructions for other
components are presented in other sections
of this manual where they will be most
useful.
Operation Component Locations ............11
Gauges, Indicators & Displays................14
Fuel Gauge...........................................23
Multi-function Display........................25
Coolant Temperature Meter ................26
Speedometer ........................................28
Odometer/Tripmeter A & B ................29
Changing the Speed, Mileage and
Temperature Unit ................................30
Digital Clock .......................................32
(cont’d)
Instruments & Controls
9
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Controls & Features.................................35
Ignition Switch ....................................35
Start Button..........................................36
Engine Stop Switch .............................36
Headlight Dimmer Switch ..................37
Turn Signal Switch ..............................37
Horn Button .........................................38
RESET Button .....................................38
SEL Button ..........................................38
HESD (Honda Electronic Steering
Damper) ...............................................39
10
Instruments & Controls
09/09/17 11:07:59 31MFJ630 0020 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
Instruments & Controls
11
09/09/17 11:08:03 31MFJ630 0021 Operation Component Locations
storage compartment
for U-shaped lock
rear brake pedal
12
Instruments & Controls
09/09/17 11:08:07 31MFJ630 0022 Operation Component Locations
helmet holder
shift lever
Instruments & Controls
13
09/09/17 11:08:16 31MFJ630 0023 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
The gauges, indicators and displays on
your motorcycle keep you informed, alert
you to possible problems, and make your
riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to
the gauges, indicators and displays
frequently. Their functions are described
on the following pages.
(15)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(14) (13)(12) (11)
14
(10) (9) (8) (7)
Instruments & Controls
(1) fuel gauge
(2) left turn signal indicator
(3) tachometer
(4) tachometer red zone
(5) right turn signal indicator
(6) multi-function display
(7) HESD indicator
(8) PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp
(MIL)
(9) high coolant temperature indicator
(10) low oil pressure indicator
(11) neutral indicator
(12) high beam indicator
(13) Combined ABS indicator
(CBR600RR ABS only)
(14) RESET button
(15) SEL button
09/09/17 11:08:24 31MFJ630 0024 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Lamp Check
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.
The neutral indicator, high beam indicator,
left turn signal indicator, right turn signal
indicator, and high coolant temperature
indicator light for a few seconds and then
go off when you turn the ignition switch
ON.
The PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp
(MIL) and HESD indicator light for a few
seconds and then go off when you turn the
ignition switch ON and engine stop switch
is at RUN.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
The Combined ABS indicator comes on
when you turn the ignition switch ON.
This indicator goes off after you ride the
motorcycle at a speed above 6 mph (10
km/h).
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.
These indicators are identified in the table
on pages 18 − 21 with the words: Lamp
Check.
If one of these indicators does not come
on when it should, have your Honda dealer
check for problems.
Instruments & Controls
15
09/09/17 11:08:29 31MFJ630 0025 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Meter Check
The tachometer needle will swing to the
end of the red zone once when you turn
the ignition switch ON.
The meter is identified in the table on
page 18 with the words: Meter Check.
If the tachometer needle does not swing to
the end of the red zone when it should,
have your Honda dealer check for
problems.
16
Instruments & Controls
09/09/17 11:08:38 31MFJ630 0026 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Display Check
(3)
(1)
When the ignition switch is turned ON, the
multi-function display ( 1 ) and fuel gauge
( 2 ) will temporarily show the entire
digital display. Thereafter, the
speedometer ( 3 ) will show from 180 mph
to 0 mph (from 290 km/h to 0 km/h in
km/h) so that you can make sure the liquid
crystal display is functioning properly.
The displays are identified in the table on
pages 18 − 19 with the words: Display
Check.
If any part of these displays does not come
on when it should, have your Honda dealer
check for problems.
(2)
(1) multi-function display
(2) fuel gauge
(3) speedometer
Instruments & Controls
17
09/09/17 11:08:49 31MFJ630 0027 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
1
fuel gauge
2
3
left turn signal indicator
(green)
tachometer
4
tachometer red zone
5
right turn signal indicator
(green)
18
Instruments & Controls
Shows approximate fuel supply available (page 23 ).
Display Check.
Flashes when the left turn signal operates.
Lamp Check.
Shows engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
Meter Check.
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 needle enter the red zone.
Flashes when the right turn signal operates.
Lamp Check.
09/09/17 11:09:00 31MFJ630 0028 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
6
multi-function display
coolant temperature
meter
speedometer
odometer
tripmeter A & B
digital clock
The display includes the following functions:
Display Check.
Shows coolant temperature (page 26 ).
Fahrenheit (°F) or Centigrade (°C).
Shows riding speed in miles or kilometers per hour
(page 28 ).
Shows the total miles or kilometers ridden (page 29 ).
Shows the number of miles or kilometers ridden
since you last reset the meter. The tripmeter has two
sub modes, ‘‘A’’ and ‘‘B.’’ To zero (0) the tripmeter,
push and hold the RESET button (page 29 ).
Shows hour and minute (page 32 ).
Instruments & Controls
19
09/09/17 11:09:08 31MFJ630 0029 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
7
HESD indicator
(red)
8
PGM-FI malfunction
indicator lamp (MIL)
(amber)
9
high coolant temperature
indicator (red)
20
Instruments & Controls
Lights when there is any abnormality in the HESD
(Honda Electronic Steering Damper). Should also
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 (page 39 ).
Lamp Check.
Lights when there is any abnormality in the PGM-FI
(Programmed Fuel Injection) system. Should also
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.
Lights when the coolant is over the specified
temperature. If the indicator comes on, pull safely to
the side of the road. See pages 202 − 203 for
instructions and cautions. Lamp Check.
09/09/17 11:09:18 31MFJ630 0030 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
10
low oil pressure
indicator (red)
11
neutral indicator
(green)
high beam indicator
(blue)
Combined ABS
indicator (amber)
(CBR600RR ABS)
12
13
Lights when engine oil pressure is low enough to
cause engine damage. If the low oil pressure
indicator lights during operation, pull safely to the
side of the road. See page 204 for instructions and
cautions. Lamp Check.
Lights when the transmission is in neutral.
Lamp Check.
Lights when the headlight is on high beam.
Lamp Check.
Lights when there is any abnormality in the
Combined ABS (Combined Anti-lock Brake
System). Normally, this indicator comes on when
the ignition switch is turned ON, and goes off after
you ride the motorcycle at a speed above 6 mph (10
km/h). If the indicator comes on while riding, stop
the motorcycle in a safe place and turn off the
engine. Refer to Combined ABS Indicator, page 64 .
For information about Combined ABS, see
pages 62 − 65 . Lamp Check.
Instruments & Controls
21
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14
RESET button
15
SEL button
22
Instruments & Controls
Resets the tripmeter to zero (0) (page 29 ).
Also used to change the speed, mileage and
temperature units for the speedometer/odometer/
tripmeter/coolant temperature meter (pages 30 −
31 ).
Also used to set the digital clock (pages 32 − 34 ).
Selects the odometer, tripmeter A and tripmeter B
(page 29 ).
Also used to set the digital clock (pages 32 − 34 ).
09/09/17 11:09:33 31MFJ630 0032 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
(2)
Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge liquid crystal display ( 1 )
shows the approximate fuel supply
available in a graduated display. When
segment F ( 2 ) goes on, the fuel tank
capacity is:
4.76 US gal (18.0 )
When segment E ( 3 ) flashes, you should
refill the tank as soon as possible.
The amount of fuel remaining when the
flashing starts is approximately:
1.00 US gal (3.8 )
(1)
(3)
(1) fuel gauge liquid crystal display
(2) segment F
(3) segment E
Instruments & Controls
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09/09/17 11:09:41 31MFJ630 0033 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Fuel Gauge Failure Indication
When the fuel system has an error, the
fuel gauge indicators will be displayed as
shown in the illustration. If this occurs, see
your Honda dealer as soon as possible.
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Instruments & Controls
09/09/17 11:09:48 31MFJ630 0034 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
(1)
(2)
Multi-function Display
The multi-function display ( 1 ) includes
the following functions:
speedometer
odometer/tripmeter
digital clock
coolant temperature meter
Both the digital clock and tripmeter will
reset if the battery is disconnected.
(3)
(5)
(4)
(1) multi-function display
(2) speedometer
(3) odometer/tripmeter
(4) digital clock
(5) coolant temperature meter
Instruments & Controls
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09/09/17 11:09:57 31MFJ630 0035 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Coolant Temperature Meter
The coolant temperature meter ( 1 ) shows
the coolant temperature digitally.
USA : Fahrenheit (°F), or
Centigrade (°C).
Canada : Centigrade (°C).
〈Fahrenheit (°F)〉
Temperature Display
Below
94 °F (34 °C)
Between
95 °F − 250 °F
(35 °C − 121 °C)
Between
251 °F − 269 °F
(122 °C − 131 °C)
Above
270 °F (132 °C)
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‘‘--’’ is displayed.
Actual coolant
temperature is
displayed.
Actual coolant
temperature is
displayed and
flashed.
The display remains
and flashes
‘‘270 °F (132 °C)’’.
Instruments & Controls
〈Centigrade (°C)〉
(1) coolant temperature meter
(1)
09/09/17 11:10:05 31MFJ630 0036 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Overheating Message:
When the coolant temperature reaches
251°F (122°C), the numbers in the
temperature display start flashing and the
high coolant temperature indicator ( 2 )
comes on.
If this occurs, stop the engine and check
the reserve tank coolant level. Read pages
110 − 113 and do not ride the motorcycle
until the problem has been corrected.
Continuing to ride with an overheated
engine can cause serious engine damage.
〈Fahrenheit (°F)〉
〈Centigrade (°C)〉
(2)
(2) high coolant temperature indicator
Instruments & Controls
27
09/09/17 11:10:10 31MFJ630 0037 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Speedometer
(1)
The speedometer ( 1 ) shows riding speed
in miles or kilometers per hour.
(1) speedometer
28
Instruments & Controls
09/09/17 11:10:17 31MFJ630 0038 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
(4)
(1)
Odometer/Tripmeter A & B
The odometer ( 1 ) shows the total miles or
kilometers ridden.
(2)
The tripmeter A ( 2 ) and tripmeter B ( 3 )
show number of miles or kilometers
ridden since you last reset the meter.
(3)
To select the odometer, tripmeter A or
tripmeter B, push the SEL button ( 4 ).
To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the
RESET button ( 5 ) for more than 2
seconds when the display is in the
tripmeter A or tripmeter B.
(5)
(1) odometer
(2) tripmeter A
(3) tripmeter B
(4) SEL button
(5) RESET button
Instruments & Controls
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09/09/17 11:10:23 31MFJ630 0039 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Changing the Speed,
Mileage and Temperature Unit
The speedometer displays both ‘‘mph’’
and ‘‘km/h.’’
The odometer/tripmeter displays both
‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km.’’
The coolant temperature meter displays
both ‘‘°F’’ (Fahrenheit) and ‘‘°C’’
(Centigrade).
To select ‘‘mph’’/‘‘mile’’ and ‘‘km/h’’/
‘‘km,’’ push the RESET button ( 1 ) with
the display in the tripmeter A mode.
(1)
(1) RESET button
30
Instruments & Controls
09/09/17 11:10:30 31MFJ630 0040 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
(USA only)
To select ‘‘°F’’ (Fahrenheit) and ‘‘°C’’
(Centigrade), push the RESET button ( 1 )
with the display in the tripmeter B mode.
(1)
〈Fahrenheit (°F)〉 〈Centigrade (°C)〉
(1) RESET button
Instruments & Controls
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09/09/17 11:10:38 31MFJ630 0041 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
Digital Clock
(1)
(2)
Shows hour and minute. To adjust the time,
proceed as follows:
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
2. Push and hold both the SEL button ( 2 )
and RESET button ( 3 ) for more than 2
seconds. The clock will be set in the
adjust mode with the hour display
flashing.
(3)
(1) digital clock
(2) SEL button
(3) RESET button
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Instruments & Controls
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3. To set the hour, push the RESET button
until the desired hour and AM/PM are
displayed.
The time is advanced by one hour,
each time the button is pushed.
Quick setting − push and hold the
RESET button until the desired hour
and AM/PM appear.
4. Push the SEL button. The minute
display will start flashing.
(cont’d)
Instruments & Controls
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09/09/17 11:10:54 31MFJ630 0043 Gauges, Indicators & Displays
5. To set the minute, push and release the
RESET button until the desired minute
is displayed. The minute display will
return to ‘‘00’’ when ‘‘60’’ is reached
without affecting the hour display.
The time advances by one minute,
each time the button is pushed.
Quick setting−push and hold the
RESET button until the desired
minute appears.
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Instruments & Controls
6. To end the adjustment, push the SEL
button or turn the ignition switch OFF.
The display will stop flashing
automatically and the adjustment will
be cancelled if the button is not pushed
for about 30 seconds.
09/09/17 11:11:08 31MFJ630 0044 Controls & Features
FRONT
Ignition Switch
(1)
OFF
ON
The ignition switch ( 1 ) is used for starting
and stopping the engine (page 53 ) and to
lock the steering for theft prevention
(page 67 ). 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
(steering lock) position.
Key Position
ON
OFF
LOCK
(steering
lock)
Function
Electrical circuits on.
No electrical
circuits function.
No electrical circuits
function. Locks the
steering head.
LOCK
(1) ignition switch
To unlock the steering lock, insert and
push down on the key and turn it to the
right to the OFF position.
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Start Button
Engine Stop Switch
The start button ( 1 ) is used for starting the
engine. Pushing the button in starts the
engine. See Starting Procedure, page 54 .
RIGHT HANDLEBAR
(2)
When the start button is pushed, the starter
motor will crank the engine; the headlight
will automatically go out, but the position
light, taillight and license light will stay on.
The engine will not operate if the engine
stop switch is in the OFF position when
the start button is pushed.
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(1)
(1) start button
(2) engine stop switch
OFF
RUN
The engine stop switch ( 2 ) is used to stop
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.
09/09/17 11:11:24 31MFJ630 0046 Controls & Features
If your motorcycle is stopped with the
ignition switch ON and the engine stop
switch OFF, the headlight, position light,
taillight and license light will remain on,
resulting in battery discharge.
Headlight Dimmer Switch
The headlight dimmer switch ( 1 ) is used
to change between the high and low beams
of the headlight. To operate, turn the
switch to HI for high beam, LO for low
beam.
Turn Signal Switch
The turn signal switch ( 2 ) is used to signal
a turn or a lane change. To operate, move
the switch all the way in the proper
direction and release it. The appropriate
turn signal lights will start blinking. To
cancel the light, push the switch in.
LEFT HANDLEBAR
(1)
(2)
(3)
(1) headlight dimmer switch
HI
LO
(2) turn signal switch
(3) horn button
Instruments & Controls
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09/09/17 11:11:34 31MFJ630 0047 Controls & Features
Horn Button
The horn is used to alert other motorists.
To operate, push the horn button ( 3 ).
RESET Button
The RESET button is used to reset (zero)
the tripmeter. To reset the tripmeter, push
and hold the button for more than 2
seconds (page 29 ).
The RESET button is also used to change
the speed, mileage and temperature units
for the speedometer/odometer/tripmeter/
coolant temperature meter (pages 30 −
31 ).
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Instruments & Controls
The RESET button is also used to set the
digital clock (page 32 ).
SEL Button
The SEL button is used to select odometer,
tripmeter A or tripmeter B. To select from
one tripmeter to the other, push the button
(page 29 ).
The SEL button is also used to set the
digital clock (page 32 ).
09/09/17 11:11:43 31MFJ630 0048 Controls & Features
HESD (Honda Electronic
Steering Damper)
This motorcycle is equipped with the
electronically-controlled steering damper.
If the HESD indicator lights at any other
time, reduce speed and take your
motorcycle to a Honda dealer as soon as
possible.
(2)
The HESD ( 1 ) automatically controls the
steering damper characteristics in
accordance with vehicle speed and
acceleration.
The HESD indicator ( 2 ) lights when there
is any abnormality in the HESD. The
HESD indicator should also light for a
few seconds and then go off when the
ignition switch is turned ON and engine
stop switch is at RUN.
(1)
(1) HESD
(2) HESD indicator
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09/09/17 11:11:55 31MFJ630 0050 Before Riding
Before each ride, you need to make sure
you and your Honda are both ready to ride.
To help get you prepared, this section
discusses how to evaluate your riding
readiness, what items you should check on
your motorcycle, and adjustments to make
for your comfort, convenience, or safety.
This section also includes important
information about loading.
Are You Ready to Ride? .........................42
Protective Apparel ...............................42
Rider Training .....................................44
Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride? .......45
Pre-ride Inspection ..............................45
Load Limits & Guidelines.......................48
Loading ................................................48
Load Limits .........................................49
Loading Guidelines .............................49
For information about adjusting the
suspension on your Honda, see page 126 .
Before Riding
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09/09/17 11:12:06 31MFJ630 0051 Are You Ready to Ride?
Before you ride your motorcycle for the
first time, we urge you to:
Read this owner’s manual.
Make sure you understand all the safety
messages.
Know how to operate all the controls.
If you must carry an extra helmet while
riding, use a commercially available
elastic cord, strap, or net to secure the
helmet to the seat.
Before each ride, be sure:
You feel well and are in good physical
and mental condition.
You are wearing an approved
motorcycle helmet (with chin strap
tightened securely), eye protection, and
other protective clothing.
You don’t have any alcohol or drugs in
your system.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you always wear an approved
motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots,
gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved
shirt or jacket whenever you ride.
Although complete protection is not
possible, wearing proper gear can reduce
the chance of injury when you ride.
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.
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Protective Apparel
09/09/17 11:12:14 31MFJ630 0052 Are You Ready to Ride?
Helmet and Eye Protection
Your helmet is your most important piece
of riding gear because it offers the best
protection against head injuries. A helmet
should fit your head comfortably and
securely. A bright-colored helmet and
reflective strips can make you more
noticeable in traffic.
An open-face helmet offers some
protection, but a full-face helmet offers
more. Regardless of the style, look for a
DOT (Department of Transportation)
sticker on any helmet you buy (USA only).
Always wear a face shield or goggles to
protect your eyes and help your vision.
Not wearing a helmet increases
the chance of serious injury or
death in a crash.
Be sure you and your passenger
always wear a helmet, eye
protection, and other protective
apparel when you ride.
Additional Riding Gear
In addition to a helmet and eye protection,
we also recommend:
Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help
protect your feet and ankles.
Leather gloves to help protect your
hands.
(cont’d)
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A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for
comfort as well as protection.
Bright-colored and reflective clothing
can help make you more noticeable in
traffic. Avoid loose clothes that could
get caught on any part of your
motorcycle.
To avoid possible heat damage to your
motorcycle or personal belongings, do not
block or restrict air flow around the
exhaust muffler with baggage or clothing.
Rider Training
Developing your riding skills is an ongoing process. Even if you have ridden
other motorcycles, take time to become
familiar with how this motorcycle works
and handles.
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Before Riding
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.
We urge all riders to take a motorcycle
operator course approved by the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
New riders should start with the basic
course, and even experienced riders will
find the advanced course beneficial. For
information about the MSF training course
nearest you, call the national toll-free
number: (800) 446-9227.
Other riding tips can be found in the
Riding Tips booklet that came with your
motorcycle (USA only).
09/09/17 11:12:30 31MFJ630 0054 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride?
Before each ride, it’s important to inspect
your motorcycle and make sure any
problem you find is corrected. A pre-ride
inspection is a must, not only for safety,
but because having a breakdown, or even
a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.
Improperly maintaining this
motorcycle or failing to correct a
problem before riding can cause a
crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Always perform a pre-ride
inspection before every ride and
correct any problems.
Pre-ride Inspection
Check the following items before you get
on the motorcycle:
Tires
&
Wheels
Look at the tires. If a tire
appears low, use an air pressure
gauge to check its pressure. Also
look for signs of excessive wear
(page 145 ) or damage to the
tires and wheels.
Chain
Check the condition of the chain.
Adjust slack and lubricate as
needed (page 154 ).
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Leaks,
Loose
Parts
Lights
46
Walk around your
motorcycle and look for
anything that appears
unusual, such as a leak or
loose cable.
Make sure the headlight,
position light, brakelight,
taillight, license light and
turn signals are working
properly.
Before Riding
If you are carrying a passenger or cargo,
also check the following:
Load Limits
Make sure you do not
exceed the load limits
(page 49 ).
Cargo
Check that all cargo is
secure.
Adjustments
Adjust the suspension
(pages 127 , 132 )
according to your load.
09/09/17 11:12:48 31MFJ630 0056 Is Your Motorcycle Ready to Ride?
Check these items after you get on the
motorcycle:
Throttle
Rotate the throttle to check
it moves smoothly without
binding.
Brakes
Pull the brake lever and
press on the brake pedal to
check that they operate
normally.
Indicators
If you haven’t ridden the motorcycle in
over a week, you should also check other
items, such as the oil level and other fluids.
See Periodic Maintenance (page 78 ).
Periodic maintenance should also be done
at least once a month, no matter how often
you ride.
Remember, be sure to take care of any
problem you find, or have your Honda
dealer correct it before you ride.
Turn the ignition on and
check for normal operation
of the indicators (page 14 ).
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09/09/17 11:12:54 31MFJ630 0057 Load Limits & Guidelines
Your motorcycle has been designed to
carry you and one passenger. When you
carry a passenger, you may feel some
difference during acceleration and braking.
But so long as you keep your motorcycle
well-maintained, with good tires and
brakes, you can safely carry loads within
the given limits and guidelines.
However, exceeding the weight limit or
carrying an unbalanced load can seriously
impair your motorcycle’s handling,
braking, and stability. Non-Honda
accessories, improper modifications, and
poor maintenance can also reduce your
safety margin.
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Loading
How much weight you put on your
motorcycle, and how you load it, are
important to your safety. Anytime you
ride with a passenger or cargo, you should
be aware of the following information.
Overloading or improper loading
can cause a crash and you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all load limits and other
loading guidelines in this manual.
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Load Limits
Loading Guidelines
Following are the load limits for your
motorcycle:
Your motorcycle is primarily intended for
transporting you and a passenger. You
may wish to secure a jacket or other small
items to the seat when you are not riding
with a passenger.
maximum weight capacity:
366 lb (166 kg)
375 lb (170 kg) (Canada only)
includes the weight of the rider,
passenger, all cargo, and all accessories.
maximum cargo weight:
31 lb (14 kg)
The weight of added accessories will
reduce the maximum cargo weight you
can carry.
If you wish to carry more cargo, check
with your Honda dealer for advice, and be
sure to read the information regarding
accessories on page 5 .
Improperly loading your motorcycle can
affect its stability and handling. Even if
your motorcycle is properly loaded, you
should ride at reduced speeds and never
exceed 80 mph (130 km/h) when carrying
cargo.
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Follow these guidelines whenever you
carry a passenger or cargo:
Check that both tires are properly
inflated (page 143 ).
If you change your normal load, you
may need to adjust the front suspension
(page 127 ) and the rear suspension
(page 132 ).
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.
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To avoid possible heat damage to your
motorcycle or personal belongings, do
not block or restrict air flow around the
exhaust muffler with baggage or
clothing.
09/09/17 11:13:26 31MFJ630 0060 Basic Operation & Riding
This section gives basic riding instructions,
including how to start and stop your
engine, and how to use the throttle, clutch,
and brakes. It also provides important
information on riding with a passenger or
cargo.
To protect your new engine and enjoy
optimum performance and service life,
refer to Break-in Guidelines (page 224 ).
To protect the catalytic converter in your
motorcycle’s exhaust system, avoid
extended idling and the use of leaded
gasoline.
Safe Riding Precautions ..........................52
Starting & Stopping the Engine ..............53
Preparation...........................................53
Starting Procedure ...............................54
Flooded Engine ...................................55
Bank Angle Sensor Ignition Cut-off
System .................................................55
How to Stop the Engine ......................56
Shifting Gears ..........................................57
Braking ....................................................59
Combined ABS
( CBR600RR ABS ) .........................62
Combined ABS Indicator
( CBR600RR ABS ) .........................64
Parking .....................................................66
Theft-prevention Tips .........................69
Riding with a Passenger or Cargo ...........70
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09/09/17 11:13:32 31MFJ630 0061 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 41 .
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.
Make sure flammable materials such as
dry grass or leaves do not come in contact
with the exhaust system when riding,
idling, or parking your motorcycle.
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09/09/17 11:13:42 31MFJ630 0062 Starting & Stopping the Engine
Always follow the proper starting
procedure described below.
For your safety, avoid starting or operating
the engine in an enclosed area such as a
garage. Your motorcycle’s exhaust
contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas
which can collect rapidly in an enclosed
area and cause illness or death.
Your motorcycle can be started with the
transmission in gear by pulling in the
clutch lever before operating the starter.
Your motorcycle is equipped with a side
stand ignition cut-off system. If the side
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
clutch lever pulled in. After starting with
the side stand down, the engine will stop if
the transmission is put in gear before
raising the side stand.
Preparation
Before starting, insert the key, turn the
ignition switch ON, and confirm the
following:
The transmission is in neutral (neutral
indicator is ON).
The engine stop switch is set to RUN.
The low oil pressure indicator is ON.
The PGM-FI malfunction indicator
lamp (MIL) is OFF.
The high coolant temperature
indicator is OFF.
(cont’d)
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The HESD indicator is OFF.
The Combined ABS indicator is ON.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
The low oil pressure indicator should go
off a few seconds after the engine starts.
If the low oil pressure indicator lights
during operation, stop the engine
immediately and check the engine oil level.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
The Combined ABS indicator should go
off after you ride the motorcycle at a
speed above 6 mph (10 km/h).
Starting Procedure
This motorcycle has a fuel-injected engine
with an automatic choke. Follow the
procedure indicated below.
Any Air Temperature
With the throttle completely closed,
press the start button.
The engine will not start if the throttle is
fully open (because the electronic control
module cuts off the fuel supply).
Even if the engine coolant stays below the
specified temperature, the cooling fan
sometimes starts up running when you rev
up the engine, but this is normal.
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09/09/17 11:14:02 31MFJ630 0064 Starting & Stopping the Engine
Flooded Engine
If the engine fails to start after repeated
attempts, it may be flooded with excess
fuel. To clear a flooded engine:
1. Leave the engine stop switch set to
RUN.
2. Open the throttle fully.
3. Press the start button for 5 seconds.
4. Follow the normal starting procedure.
5. If the engine starts, open the throttle
slightly if idling is unstable.
If the engine does not start, wait 10
seconds, then follow steps
1 − 4 again.
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.
If the engine still won’t start, refer to If
Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start,
page 183 .
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09/09/17 11:14:10 31MFJ630 0065 Starting & Stopping the Engine
How to Stop the Engine
Normal Engine Stop
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, position light,
taillight, and license light will remain
on, resulting in battery discharge.
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Emergency Engine Stop
To stop the engine in an emergency, use
the engine stop switch. To operate, press
the switch to the OFF position.
09/09/17 11:14:18 31MFJ630 0066 Shifting Gears
shifting pattern
Your motorcycle has six forward gears in
a one-down, five-up shift pattern which is
coordinated with a cable-operated clutch
system.
Learning when to shift gears comes with
experience. Keep the following tips in
mind:
As a general rule, shift while moving in
a straight line.
Close the throttle and pull the clutch
lever in completely before shifting.
Improper shifting may damage the
engine, transmission, and drive train.
Learn to recognize the engagement
point as you release the clutch lever. It
is at this point the transmission of
power to the rear wheel resumes.
Upshift to a higher gear or reduce
throttle before engine rpm (speed) gets
too high. Learn the relationship between
engine sound and the normal shifting
points.
Downshift to a lower gear before you
feel the engine laboring (lugging) at
low rpm.
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:14:28 31MFJ630 0067 Shifting Gears
Avoid downshifting to help slow your
motorcycle when engine rpm is near its
allowable maximum (near the
tachometer red zone). In this situation,
the rev limiter in the engine ignition
control module may not prevent
excessive engine speed which could
damage the engine.
To prevent transmission damage, do not
coast or tow the motorcycle for long
distances with the engine off.
Recommended Shift Points
Ride in the highest gear that lets the
engine run and accelerate smoothly. This
will give you good fuel economy and
effective emissions control. When
changing gears under normal conditions,
use these recommended shift points:
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Shif ting Up:
From 1st to 2nd:
From 2nd to 3rd:
From 3rd to 4th:
From 4th to 5th:
From 5th to 6th:
12 mph (20 km/h)
19 mph (30 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
31 mph (50 km/h)
37 mph (60 km/h)
Shif ting Down:
From 6th to 5th:
From 5th to 4th:
From 4th to 3rd:
28 mph (45 km/h)
22 mph (35 km/h)
16 mph (25 km/h)
Pull the clutch lever in when speed drops
below 12 mph (20 km/h), when engine
roughness is evident, or when engine
stalling is imminent; and shift down to 1st
gear for acceleration.
09/09/17 11:14:33 31MFJ630 0068 Braking
Your motorcycle is equipped with disc
braking systems which are hydraulically
activated. Operating the brake lever
applies the two front disc brakes.
Depressing the brake pedal applies the rear
disc brake.
For full braking effectiveness, use both
the lever and pedal simultaneously. Using
both braking systems will stop your
motorcycle faster with greater stability.
As a general rule, the front braking system
provides about 70 percent of total stopping
power.
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09/09/17 11:14:39 31MFJ630 0069 Braking
To slow or stop, apply the brake lever and
brake pedal smoothly, while downshifting
to match your speed.
Gradually increase braking as you feel the
brakes slowing your speed. The increase
in engine compression from downshifting
will help slow your motorcycle.
To prevent stalling the engine, pull the
clutch lever in before coming to a
complete stop. For support, put your left
foot down first, then your right foot when
you have finished braking.
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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.
When possible, reduce your speed or
complete braking before entering a turn.
Avoid braking or closing the throttle
quickly while turning. Either action may
cause one or both wheels to slip and
reduce your control of your motorcycle.
09/09/17 11:14:44 31MFJ630 0070 Braking
Your ability to brake in a turn and to brake
hard in an emergency situation are
important riding skills. We suggest
attending a Motorcycle Safety Foundation
experienced rider training course
(page 44 ) to retain these skills.
When descending a long, steep grade,
use engine compression braking by
downshifting, with intermittent use of
both brakes. Continuous brake
application can overheat the brakes and
reduce their effectiveness.
When riding in wet or rainy conditions, or
on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver
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 your safety, exercise extreme caution
when braking, accelerating or turning.
Riding with your foot resting on the
brake pedal or your hand on the brake
lever may actuate the brakelight, giving
a false indication to other drivers. It
may also overheat the brakes, reducing
effectiveness.
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Combined ABS
(CBR600RR ABS)
This model is equipped with Combined
ABS (Combined Anti-lock Brake System).
When the ignition switch is turned ON, the
system performs a self-analysis and when
the vehicle speed reaches 6 mph (10 km/h)
the system starts to operate and remains on
while riding. Combined ABS is selfchecking.
Combined ABS is an electrically
integrated system consisting of the
Combined Brake System and Anti-lock
Brake System. Combined ABS controls
braking force by accurately monitoring the
amount of force applied to the brakes and
wheel speed. It balances the front-to-rear
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braking distribution, and has an anti-lock
function designed to help prevent wheel
lock up during hard braking. Moreover,
Combined ABS helps provide more riding
stability when braking hard and suddenly.
Although the wheel may not lock up, if
you are braking too hard in a turn, the
motorcycle can still lose traction causing a
loss of control. In general, you’ll achieve
the best results by braking while running
in a straight line.
Even if the front brake lever and the rear
brake pedal are operated independently,
the brake force is distributed appropriately
to the front and the rear. However, for full
braking effectiveness, use both the lever
and pedal simultaneously, as you would
with a conventional motorcycle braking
system.
09/09/17 11:14:58 31MFJ630 0072 Braking
In some situations, a motorcycle with
Combined ABS may require a longer
stopping distance to stop on loose or
uneven surfaces than an equivalent
motorcycle without Combined ABS.
Combined ABS cannot make up for road
conditions, bad judgment, or improper
operation of the brakes, and cannot stop
rear wheel lift completely. It is still your
responsibility to ride at reasonable speeds
for weather, road surface, and traffic
conditions, and to leave a margin of safety.
The anti-lock brake function of the
Combined ABS may be activated by
riding over a sharp drop or rise in the
road level while operating the brake.
It is important to follow the tire
recommendations (page 150 ). The
Combined ABS computer works by
comparing wheel speed. Nonrecommended tires can affect wheel
speed and may confuse the Combined
ABS computer.
Combined ABS does not function at
low speeds (approximately 4 mph (6
km/h) or below).
Combined ABS does not function if the
battery is discharged.
Combined ABS does not function if the
ABS main or the ABS motor fuses are
blown.
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:15:03 31MFJ630 0073 Braking
When Combined ABS does not
function, the brakes work like a
conventional braking system. On
conventional braking systems, operating
the front brake lever applies the front
brake and operating the rear pedal
applies the rear brake.
You may feel a change in the way the
brake lever/pedal reacts when it is
operated under the following conditions:
Immediately after turning the ignition
switch ON
After braking to a stop
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Combined ABS Indicator
(CBR600RR ABS)
Normally, this indicator comes on when
the ignition is turned ON, and goes off
after you ride the motorcycle at a speed
above 6 mph (10 km/h). If there is a
problem with Combined ABS, the
indicator lights or flashes and remains on.
Combined ABS does not operate when the
Combined ABS indicator is on.
09/09/17 11:15:09 31MFJ630 0074 Braking
If the Combined ABS indicator lights or
flashes and remains on while riding, stop
the motorcycle in a safe place and turn off
the engine.
Turn the ignition ON again. The indicator
should come on, and go off after you ride
the motorcycle at a speeds above 6 mph
(10 km/h). If it does not go off, Combined
ABS is not functioning, but the brakes still
provide normal stopping ability like a
conventional braking system. However,
you should have the system checked by
your Honda dealer as soon as possible.
The Combined ABS indicator may flash
if:
The front wheel leaves the ground for 1
second or more.
Either brake is applied continuously
from 0 mph (0 km/h) to 31 mph (50
km/h).
You turn the rear wheel while the
motorcycle is uplight on the stand.
This is normal but the Combined ABS is
not in operation. To activate the system
again, turn the ignition OFF, then ON
again.
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09/09/17 11:15:18 31MFJ630 0075 Parking
1. Look for a level parking area. If you
can’t park on a paved surface, make
sure the ground surface is firm,
especially under the side stand.
If you must park on a hill, leave the
transmission in gear and position the
rear tire against the curb at a 45 degree
angle.
Make sure flammable materials such as
dry grass or leaves do not come in
contact with the exhaust system when
parking your motorcycle. Refer to
Catalytic Converter, page 232 .
To avoid possible heat damage to your
motorcycle or personal belongings, do not
cover the exhaust muffler with a
protective cover or any clothing within 20
minutes after shutting off the engine.
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2. Use the side stand to support the
motorcycle while parked.
To lower the side stand, use your foot
to guide it down. Remember that
lowering the side stand with the
transmission in gear will stop the
engine, even if the clutch lever is
pulled in. That is a function of the
side stand ignition cut-off system.
Check that the side stand is down all
the way so that the side stand ignition
cut-off system (page 53 ) is activated.
If you have to park on a soft surface,
insert something solid under the side
stand for support.
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FRONT
(1)
To lock
(A) (B)
(C)
3. Use the steering lock, which locks the
handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar
all the way to the left. Push in on the
ignition key ( 1 ) and turn it to LOCK.
Remove the key.
(To unlock the steering lock, insert and
push down on the key and turn it to the
right to the OFF position.)
(A)
To unlock
(1) ignition key
(A) push in
(B) turn to LOCK
(C) turn to OFF
(cont’d)
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LEFT REAR
(3)
(4)
Hook the loops of the wire onto the
helmet holder ( 4 ) and install the rear
seat to lock.
Remove the helmet holder wire and
store it in the tool kit when it is not
used.
(2)
(2) helmet holder wire
(3) D-ring
(4) helmet holder
4. Use the helmet holder wire stored in the
tool kit to secure your helmet with your
motorcycle:
Remove the rear seat (page 93 ).
Route either end of the helmet holder
wire ( 2 ) through the helmet’s D-ring
( 3 ).
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Riding with a helmet attached to
the holder can interfere with the
rear wheel or suspension and
could cause a crash in which you
can be seriously hurt or killed.
Use the helmet holder only while
parked. Do not ride with a helmet
secured by the holder.
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Theft-prevention Tips
Park your motorcycle in a locked
garage whenever possible. If a garage
isn’t available, park in a concealed area
or in a well-lit area with enough
pedestrian traffic to discourage a thief.
Always take the ignition key with you.
Always use the steering lock (page 67 ),
even if you’re parking for just a minute
or two. A thief can easily push an
unlocked motorcycle to a waiting truck.
In addition to the steering lock, use a
good quality anti-theft device made
specifically to lock a motorcycle to a
secure object.
If you decide to use an anti-theft device,
select one of good quality and be sure to
follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
The rear fender has a storage
compartment to store a U-shaped lock
under the rear seat. Some U-shaped
locks may not be stored in the
compartment due to their size or design.
UNDER REAR SEAT
Keep your owner’s manual, current
registration, and insurance information
with your motorcycle. This will make it
easier for the authorities to find you if
your motorcycle is stolen and recovered.
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09/09/17 11:15:51 31MFJ630 0079 Riding with a Passenger or Cargo
Your motorcycle is a high-performance
sport model designed to carry you and one
passenger. Whenever you add a passenger
or cargo, you must be careful not to
exceed the total load limits for this vehicle
(Load Limits, page 49 ). Make sure your
cargo is properly secured (Loading
Guidelines, page 49 ).
Also consider adjusting the suspension
(page 126 ) for the extra load.
Be aware that carrying a passenger or
heavy cargo can affect acceleration,
braking, and handling.
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Before riding with a passenger, make sure
your passenger is wearing the proper
protective apparel (page 42 ). Also check
that your passenger is not wearing any
loose apparel that might get caught in the
drive chain.
Tell your passenger to hold the seat strap
or your waist, lean with you in the turns,
and keep their feet on the passenger
footpegs at all times, even when the
motorcycle is stopped at a traffic light.
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To help keep your motorcycle in good
shape, this section includes a Maintenance
Schedule for required service, a list of
periodic checks you should perform at
least once a month, and step-by-step
instructions for specific maintenance tasks.
You’ll also find important safety
precautions, information on fuels and oils,
and tips for keeping your Honda looking
great.
For information about the exhaust
emission and noise emission requirements
of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), the California Air
Resources Board (CARB), and
Environment Canada (EC), see page 225 .
For information about replacing fuses, see
page 205 .
USA only
Maintenance, replacement or repair of
the emission control devices and
systems may be performed by any
motorcycle repair establishment or
individual using parts that are
‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards.
Bef ore You Service Your Honda
The Importance of Maintenance .............74
Maintenance Safety .................................75
Important Safety Precautions ..............76
Periodic Maintenance ..............................78
Maintenance Schedule ............................80
Maintenance Record................................85
(cont’d)
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Service Preparations
Maintenance Component Locations .......87
Tool Kit....................................................90
Owner’s Manual Storage.........................91
Seat Removal ...........................................92
Lower Cowl Removal .............................94
Middle Cowl Removal ............................96
Service Procedures
Fluids & Filters
Fuel ..........................................................97
Engine Oil & Filter.............................. 100
Coolant................................................. 110
Engine
Throttle ................................................ 114
Clutch System...................................... 116
Spark Plugs .......................................... 120
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Chassis
Suspension ...........................................
Brakes ..................................................
Tires .....................................................
Side Stand ............................................
Drive Chain .........................................
126
137
143
152
153
Electrical
Battery ................................................. 161
Appearance Care ................................. 166
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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:
Pre-ride Inspection
45
Periodic Maintenance
78
Maintenance Schedule
80
*
**
When Performed
before every ride
monthly*
interval on schedule
Who Performs
you
you
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
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09/09/17 11:16:39 31MFJ630 0083 The Importance of Maintenance
Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained
is absolutely essential to your safety. It’s
also a good way to protect your
investment, get maximum performance,
avoid breakdowns, and have more fun. A
properly maintained motorcycle will also
help to reduce air pollution.
Remember, proper maintenance is the
owner’s responsibility. Be sure to inspect
your motorcycle before each ride, perform
the periodic checks, and follow the
Maintenance Schedule in this section.
Improperly maintaining this
motorcycle or failing to correct a
problem before you ride can
cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the inspection and
maintenance recommendations
and schedules in this owner’s
manual.
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 of the repairs
yourself.
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09/09/17 11:16:45 31MFJ630 0084 Maintenance Safety
This section includes instructions on how
to perform some important maintenance
tasks. If you have basic mechanical skills,
you can perform many of these tasks with
the tools provided with your motorcycle.
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
technician or other qualified mechanic.
Instructions are included in this manual
only to assist in emergency service.
Some of the most important safety
precautions follow. However, we cannot
warn you of every conceivable hazard that
can arise in performing maintenance. Only
you can decide whether or not you should
perform a given task.
Failure to properly follow
maintenance instructions and
precautions can cause you to be
seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the procedures and
precautions in this owner’s
manual.
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Important Safety Precautions
Make sure the engine is off before you
begin any maintenance or repairs. This
will help eliminate several potential
hazards:
Carbon monoxide poisoning from
engine exhaust. Be sure there is
adequate ventilation whenever you
operate the engine.
Burns from hot motorcycle parts. Let
the engine and exhaust system cool
before touching.
Injury from moving parts. Do not run
the engine unless instructed to do so.
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Read the instructions before you begin,
and make sure you have the tools and
skills required.
To help prevent the motorcycle from
falling over, park it on a firm, level
surface, using the side stand or a
maintenance stand to provide support.
To reduce the possibility of a fire or
explosion, be careful when working
around gasoline. Use only
non-flammable solvent, not gasoline, to
clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and
flames away from all fuel-related parts.
09/09/17 11:16:55 31MFJ630 0086 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
Honda Genuine 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 236 ).
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09/09/17 11:17:00 31MFJ630 0087 Periodic Maintenance
In addition to the regularly scheduled
maintenance (page 80 ) and daily pre-ride
inspection (page 45 ), 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 80 ). Remember, more
frequent checks may be needed for riding
in severe conditions.
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09/09/17 11:17:14 31MFJ630 0088 Periodic Maintenance
Tires &
Wheels
Fluids
Lights
Freeplay
Drive Chain
Fuses
Nuts & Bolts
Check the air pressure with a gauge and add air if needed (page 143 ).
Examine the tread for wear (page 145 ).
Look closely for nails, embedded objects, cuts, and other types of
damage (page 145 ). Roll your motorcycle so you can inspect the
entire surface.
Check the condition of the wheels.
Check the levels of the engine oil (page 104 ), coolant (page 111 ),
and brake fluid (page 139 ). Add the correct fluid as necessary, and
investigate the cause of any low fluid level.
Make sure the headlight, position light, brakelight, taillight, license
light and turn signals are working properly.
Check the freeplay of the clutch lever (page 116 ) and throttle grip
(page 114 ).
Check condition, adjust slack, and lubricate as needed (page 153 ).
Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses.
Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed.
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09/09/17 11:17:19 31MFJ630 0089 Maintenance Schedule
The required Maintenance Schedule that
follows specifies how often you should
have your motorcycle serviced, and what
things need attention. It is essential to have
your motorcycle serviced as scheduled to
maintain safe, dependable performance
and proper emission control.
The service intervals in this Maintenance
Schedule are based on average riding
conditions. Some items will need more
frequent service if you ride in unusually
wet or dusty areas or at full throttle.
Consult your Honda dealer for
recommendations applicable to your
individual needs and use.
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Some items in the Maintenance Schedule
can be performed with basic mechanical
skills and hand tools. Procedures for these
items are provided in this manual. Other
items involve more extensive procedures
and may require special training, tools,
and equipment. We recommend that you
have your Honda dealer perform these
tasks unless you have advanced
mechanical skills and the required tools
and equipment. Procedures for such items
in this schedule are provided in an official
Honda Service Manual available for
purchase (page 236 ).
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If you do not feel capable of performing a
given task or need assistance, remember
that your Honda dealer knows your
motorcycle best and is fully equipped to
maintain and repair it. If you decide to do
your own maintenance, use only Honda
Genuine Parts or their equivalents for
repair or replacement to ensure the best
quality and reliability.
Perform the pre-ride inspection (page 45 )
and owner maintenance (page 80 ) at each
scheduled maintenance period.
Each item on the maintenance schedule
requires some mechanical knowledge.
Certain items (particularly those marked
*
and **) may require more technical
information and tools. Consult your
Honda dealer.
*
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 236 ).
**
In the interest of safety, we recommend
these items be serviced only by your
Honda dealer.
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Summary of Maintenance Schedule Notes
& Procedures:
NOTES:
1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at
the frequency interval established here.
2. Service more frequently if the
motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or
dusty areas.
3. California type only.
4. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated
odometer interval, whichever comes
first. Replacement requires mechanical
skill.
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Maintenance Procedures:
I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate,
or replace, if necessary
C: clean
A: adjust
L: lubricate
R: replace
09/09/17 11:17:48 31MFJ630 0092 Maintenance Schedule
FREQUENCY
EMISSIONS-RELATED ITEMS
ITEM
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
**
*
**
× 1,000 mi
NOTE × 1,000 km
FUEL LINE
THROTTLE OPERATION
AIR CLEANER
SPARK PLUGS
2
VALVE CLEARANCE
ENGINE OIL
ENGINE OIL FILTER
RADIATOR COOLANT
COOLING SYSTEM
SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY
SYSTEM
EVAPORATIVE EMISSION
CONTROL SYSTEM
EXHAUST GAS CONTROL
VALVE CABLE
4
3
ODOMETER READING (Note 1)
4
8
12
16
20
24
6.4 12.8 19.2 25.6 32.0 38.4
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
EVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I,
EVERY 32,000 mi (51,200 km) R
I
INITIAL= 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month: R
REGULAR= EVERY 8,000 mi (12,800 km)
or 12 months: R
R
R
R
R
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
0.6
1.0
I
Refer to
page
−
114
−
120
I
EVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I
−
100
105
110
−
−
−
−
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 236 ).
In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
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FREQUENCY
× 1,000 mi
NOTE × 1,000 km
NON-EMISSION-RELATED ITEMS
ITEM
*
**
*
*
*
*
**
**
DRIVE CHAIN
BRAKE FLUID
BRAKE PAD WEAR
BRAKE SYSTEM
BRAKELIGHT SWITCH
HEADLIGHT AIM
CLUTCH SYSTEM
SIDE STAND
SUSPENSION
NUTS, BOLTS, FASTENERS
WHEELS/TIRES
STEERING HEAD
BEARINGS
0.6
1.0
4
I
I
I
I
ODOMETER READING (Note 1)
24
20
16
12
8
4
6.4 12.8 19.2 25.6 32.0 38.4
EVERY 500 mi (800 km) I, L
R
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Refer to
page
153
138
141, 142
137
−
−
116
152
−
−
−
−
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 236 ).
In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:18:08 31MFJ630 0094 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)
600 (1,000)
4,000 (6,400)
8,000 (12,800)
12,000 (19,200)
16,000 (25,600)
20,000 (32,000)
Odometer
Date
Performed By:
Notes
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Miles (km)
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)
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Date
Performed By:
Notes
09/09/17 11:18:20 31MFJ630 0096 Maintenance Component Locations
front brake fluid
reservoir
clutch lever
front brake lever
throttle grip
front suspension spring pre-load adjuster
front suspension rebound damping adjuster
fuel fill cap
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09/09/17 11:18:27 31MFJ630 0097 Maintenance Component Locations
owner’s manual
storage compartment
tool kit
battery
main fuse
fuse box
spark plugs
front suspension
compression
damping adjuster
rear brake
fluid reservoir
rear brake
caliper
engine oil filler cap
engine oil level
inspection window
rear brake pedal
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front brake
caliper
engine oil filter
coolant reserve tank
09/09/17 11:18:32 31MFJ630 0098 Maintenance Component Locations
rear suspension compression
damping adjuster
front brake
caliper
drive chain
engine oil drain bolt
front suspension compression
damping adjuster
rear suspension spring
pre-load adjuster
rear suspension rebound
damping adjuster
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09/09/17 11:18:37 31MFJ630 0099 Tool Kit
The tool kit ( 1 ) is stored under the rear
seat (page 93 ).
An optional, larger tool kit may be
available. Check with your Honda dealer’s
parts department.
UNDER REAR SEAT
(1)
(1) tool kit
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09/09/17 11:18:44 31MFJ630 0100 Owner’s Manual Storage
Your motorcycle provides storage for the
owner’s manual so you’ll have it with you
for easy reference. Store your owner’s
manual (and other documents) in the
plastic storage bag ( 1 ) in the owner’s
manual storage compartment ( 2 ) under
the rear seat (page 93 ).
UNDER REAR SEAT
(1)
Be careful not to flood this area when
washing your motorcycle.
(2)
(1) plastic storage bag
(2) owner’s manual storage compartment
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09/09/17 11:18:53 31MFJ630 0101 Seat Removal
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
(2)
The front seat must be removed for
battery or fuse maintenance.
(3)
Front Seat Removal
To remove the front seat ( 1 ), pull the rear
corners of the seat back, remove the
mounting bolts ( 2 ), then pull the seat up
and back.
To install the front seat, insert the tab ( 3 )
into the recess under the frame and tighten
the mounting bolts securely.
(1)
(1) front seat
(2) mounting bolts
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(3) tab
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Rear Seat Removal
To remove the rear seat ( 1 ), insert the
ignition key ( 2 ) into the seat lock ( 3 ).
Turn it clockwise, then pull the rear seat
forward and up.
(4)
(2)
(1)
To install the rear seat, insert the prongs
( 4 ) into the seat hook ( 5 ) and guide hooks
( 6 ), and then push down on the front of
the rear seat.
(5)
(3)
(1) rear seat
(2) ignition key
(3) seat lock
(6)
(4) prongs
(5) seat hook
(6) guide hooks
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09/09/17 11:19:13 31MFJ630 0103 Lower Cowl Removal (Except California)
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Through the tubes properly in position.
(2)
The lower cowl must be removed to
service the coolant reserve tank, to replace
the engine oil and oil filter, or to adjust the
clutch system.
Removal
1. Remove the A bolts ( 1 ), B bolts ( 2 ), C
bolts ( 3 ), D bolts ( 4 ) and collar ( 5 ).
2. Remove the lower cowl ( 6 ), then pull
out the tubes ( 7 ).
(CBR600RR)
Remove the lower cowl and clamp ( 8 ),
then pull out the tubes.
(CBR600RR ABS)
Installation
Installation can be done in the reverse
order of removal.
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(8)
(7)
(1)
(1) (3)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(1) A bolts
(2) B bolts
(3) C bolts
(4) D bolts
(4)
(6)
(5) collar
(6) lower cowl
(7) tubes
(8) clamp
(CBR600RR ABS only)
09/09/17 11:19:26 31MFJ630 0104 Lower Cowl Removal (California Only)
(2)
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
The lower cowl must be removed to
service the coolant reserve tank, to replace
the engine oil and oil filter, or to adjust the
clutch system.
Removal
1. Remove the A bolts ( 1 ), B bolts ( 2 ), C
bolts ( 3 ), D bolts ( 4 ) and collar ( 5 ).
2. Remove the lower cowl ( 6 ) and clamp
( 7 ), then pull out the tubes ( 8 ).
Installation
Installation can be done in the reverse
order of removal.
Through the tubes properly in position.
(7)
(8)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(1) A bolts
(2) B bolts
(3) C bolts
(4) D bolts
(4)
(6)
(5) collar
(6) lower cowl
(7) clamp
(8) tubes
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09/09/17 11:19:40 31MFJ630 0105 Middle Cowl Removal
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
LEFT SIDE (right side similar)
(3)
The middle cowl must be removed to
access the spark plugs.
The right and left middle cowls can be
removed in the same manner.
Removal
1. Remove the A bolt ( 1 ) and B bolts ( 2 ).
2. Remove the clips A ( 3 ).
3. Pull the clip B ( 4 ) out.
4. Remove the middle cowl ( 5 ) and
disconnect the front turn signal
connector ( 6 ).
Be careful not to apply weight to the
middle cowl.
Carefully release the each tabs.
Installation
Installation can be done in the reverse
order of removal.
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(5)
(1)
(4)
(1) A bolt
(2) B bolts
(3) clips A
(6)
(2)
(4) clip B
(5) middle cowl
(6) front turn signal
connector
09/09/17 19:24:47 31MFJ630 0106 Fuel
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Fuel Recommendation
type
pump octane
number
premium
unleaded
91 (or higher)
Use only unleaded fuel in your Honda.
The use of leaded fuel will damage the
catalytic converter(s). If you ride your
Honda in a country where leaded fuel
might be available, take precautions to use
only unleaded fuel.
Your engine is designed to use any
unleaded premium gasoline that has a
pump octane number of 91 or higher.
Gasoline pumps at service stations
normally display the pump octane number.
For information on the use of oxygenated
fuels, see page 233 .
Use of lower octane gasoline can cause
persistent ‘‘pinging’’ or ‘‘spark knock’’ (a
loud rapping noise) which, if severe, can
lead to engine damage. Light pinging
experienced while operating under a heavy
load, such as climbing a hill, is no cause
for concern.
If pinging or spark knock occurs at a
steady engine speed under normal load,
change brands of gasoline. If pinging or
spark knock persists, consult your Honda
dealer.
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09/09/17 11:19:59 31MFJ630 0107 Fuel
Never use stale or contaminated gasoline
or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting
dirt, dust, or water in the fuel tank.
Refueling Procedure
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Fuel Capacity
(2)
(3)
Fuel tank capacity:
4.76 US gal (18.0 )
The tank should be refilled as soon as
possible when the E segment in the fuel
gauge flashes.
(1)
(1) ignition key
(2) fuel fill cap
(3) filler neck
1. Insert the ignition key ( 1 ) in the fuel
fill cap ( 2 ) and turn it clockwise.
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09/09/17 11:20:06 31MFJ630 0108 Fuel
2. Open the fuel fill cap.
3. Add fuel until the level reaches the
bottom of the fill neck ( 3 ). Avoid
overfilling the tank. There should be no
fuel in the fill neck.
4. After refueling, push the fuel fill cap
closed until it snaps and locks.
5. Remove the ignition key from the cap.
Gasoline is highly flammable and
explosive. You can be burned or
seriously injured when handling
fuel.
Stop the engine and keep heat,
sparks and flame away.
Handle fuel only outdoors.
Wipe up spills immediately.
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09/09/17 11:20:13 31MFJ630 0109 Engine Oil & Filter
Engine oil quality is a major factor that
affects both the performance and the
service life of the engine.
Using the proper oil (page 101 ) and filter,
and regularly checking, adding, and
changing oil will help extend your
engine’s life. Even the best oil wears out.
Changing oil helps get rid of dirt and
deposits in the engine. Operating the
engine with old or dirty oil can damage
your engine. Running the engine with
insufficient oil can cause serious damage
to the engine and transmission.
Change the engine oil as specified in the
maintenance schedule on page 83 .
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When running in very dusty conditions, oil
changes should be performed more
frequently than specified in the
maintenance schedule.
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Oil Recommendation
API
classification
viscosity
(weight)
JASO T 903
standard
SG or higher
except oils
labeled as energy
conserving on the
circular API
service label
SAE 10W-30
suggested oil*
Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA
& Canada), or Honda 4-stroke oil
(Canada only), or an equivalent
motorcycle oil.
*
Suggested oils are equal in performance
to SJ oils that are not labeled as energy
conserving on the circular API service
label.
MA
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09/09/17 11:20:32 31MFJ630 0111 Engine Oil & Filter
Your motorcycle does not need oil
additives. Use the recommended oil.
Do not use oils with graphite or
molybdenum additives. They may
adversely affect clutch operation.
Do not use API SH or higher oils
displaying a circular API ‘‘energy
conserving’’ service label on the
container. They may affect lubrication
and clutch performance.
NOT RECOMMENDED
OK
Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or
castor based racing oils.
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Other viscosities shown in the following
chart may be used when the average
temperature in your riding area is within
the indicated range.
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JASO T 903 standard
The JASO T 903 standard is an index for
engine oils for 4-stroke motorcycle
engines.
There are two classes: MA and MB.
Oil conforming to the standard is labeled
on the oil container. For example, the
following label shows the MA
classification.
(1)
(2)
(1) code number of the sales company
of the oil
(2) oil classification
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09/09/17 11:20:48 31MFJ630 0113 Engine Oil & Filter
Checking & Adding Oil
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
RIGHT SIDE
(1)
(2)
1. Park your motorcycle on its side stand
on a firm, level surface.
2. Start the engine and let it idle for 3−5
minutes. Make sure the low oil pressure
indicator goes off. If the indicator
remains on, stop the engine
immediately.
3. Stop the engine and wait 2−3 minutes.
4. Hold the motorcycle in an upright
position.
RIGHT SIDE
(4)
(3)
(1) upper level mark
(2) lower level mark
(3) inspection window
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(4) oil filler cap
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5. Check that the oil level is between the
upper ( 1 ) and lower ( 2 ) level marks in
the inspection window ( 3 ).
If the oil is at or near the upper level
mark –– you do not have to add oil.
If the oil is below or near the lower
level mark –– remove the lower cowl
(page 94 ) and oil filler cap ( 4 ), and
add the recommended oil until it
reaches the upper level mark. (Do not
overfill.)
Reinstall the oil filler cap and lower
cowl.
6. Check for oil leaks.
Changing Engine Oil & Filter
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Your motorcycle’s oil filter has very
specific performance requirements. Use a
new Honda Genuine oil filter or a filter of
equal quality specified for your model.
Using the wrong oil f ilter may result in
leaks or engine damage.
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09/09/17 11:21:07 31MFJ630 0115 Engine Oil & Filter
This procedure requires mechanical skill
and professional tools such as a torque
wrench and oil filter wrench, as well as a
means for disposing of the drained fluid
(page 180 ). If you do not have the skills
or the tools, see your Honda dealer.
Drain the Engine Oil:
1. Park the motorcycle on its side stand on
a firm, level surface.
2. Remove the lower cowl (page 94 ).
3. If the engine is cold, start it and let it
idle for 3−5 minutes. Turn the engine
off. Wait 2−3 minutes for the oil to
settle.
4. Place a drain pan under the crankcase.
5. To drain the oil, remove the oil filler
cap, engine oil drain bolt ( 1 ), and
sealing washer ( 2 ).
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FRONT, UNDER ENGINE
(2) (1)
(1) engine oil drain bolt
(2) sealing washer
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Install a New Oil Filter:
6. Remove the oil filter ( 3 ) with a filter
wrench and let the remaining oil drain
out. Discard the oil filter in an approved
manner (page 180 ).
7. Pour the drained oil into a suitable
container and dispose of it in an
approved manner (page 180 ).
RIGHT SIDE
(3)
Improper disposal of drained f luids is
harmf ul to the environment.
(3) oil filter
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:21:26 31MFJ630 0117 Engine Oil & Filter
8. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the
rubber seal ( 4 ) of a new oil filter.
(4)
(4) rubber seal
9. Install the new oil filter and tighten it by
hand.
10. Using an oil filter wrench attachment
and a torque wrench, tighten the new oil
filter to the specified torque:
19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m)
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11. Check the condition of the sealing
washer on the engine oil drain bolt.
Replace the washer every other time the
oil is changed.
Install the engine oil drain bolt and
tighten it to the specified torque:
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m , 3.1 kgf·m)
Add Engine Oil:
12. Fill the crankcase with the
recommended oil (page 101 ),
approximately:
3.0 US qt (2.8 )
13. Install the oil filler cap.
14. Install the lower cowl.
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15. Start the engine and let it idle for 3−5
minutes.
16. Stop the engine and wait 2−3 minutes.
17. Hold the motorcycle upright and check
that the oil level is at the upper level
mark in the inspection window
(page 104).
18. Check that there are no oil leaks.
If a torque wrench is not used for
installation, see your Honda dealer as soon
as possible to verify proper assembly.
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09/09/17 11:21:40 31MFJ630 0119 Coolant
Your motorcycle’s liquid cooling system
dissipates engine heat through the coolant
jacket that surrounds the cylinder and
cylinder head.
Maintaining the coolant will allow the
cooling system to work properly and
prevent freezing, overheating, and
corrosion.
Coolant Recommendation
Use Pro Honda HP coolant or an
equivalent high quality ethylene glycol
antifreeze containing corrosion protection
inhibitors specifically recommended for
use in aluminum engines. Check the
antifreeze container label.
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Use only distilled water as a part of the
coolant solution. Water that is high in
mineral content or salt may be harmful to
the aluminum engine.
Using coolant with silicate inhibitors may
cause premature wear of water pump
seals or blockage of radiator passages.
Using tap water may cause engine
damage.
The factory provides a 50/50 solution of
antifreeze and water in this motorcycle.
This coolant solution is recommended for
most operating temperatures and provides
good corrosion protection.
09/09/17 11:21:48 31MFJ630 0120 Coolant
Decreasing the concentration of antifreeze
to less than 40% will not provide proper
corrosion protection.
Checking & Adding Coolant
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Increasing the concentration of antifreeze
is not recommended because it decreases
cooling system performance. Higher
concentrations of antifreeze (up to 60%)
should only be used to provide additional
protection against freezing. Check the
cooling system frequently during freezing
weather.
RIGHT SIDE
(1)
(4)
(2)
(1)
(3)
(1) reserve tank
(2) UPPER level mark
(3) LOWER level mark
(4) reserve tank cap
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09/09/17 11:21:59 31MFJ630 0121 Coolant
1. With the engine at normal operating
temperature, check the coolant level in
the reserve tank ( 1 ). It should be
between the UPPER ( 2 ) and LOWER
( 3 ) level marks.
If the reserve tank is empty, or if
coolant loss is excessive, check for
leaks and see your Honda dealer for
repair.
2. Remove the lower cowl (page 94 ).
3. Remove the reserve tank cap ( 4 ).
Always add coolant to the reserve tank.
Do not attempt to add coolant by
removing the radiator cap.
4. Add coolant to the reserve tank as
required to bring the coolant level to the
UPPER level mark.
5. Install the reserve tank cap.
6. Install the lower cowl.
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Coolant Replacement
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Coolant should be replaced 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 236 ).
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Removing the radiator cap while
the engine is hot can cause the
coolant to spray out, seriously
scalding you.
Improper disposal of drained f luids is
harmf ul to the environment.
Always let the engine and radiator
cool down before removing the
radiator cap.
To properly dispose of drained coolant,
refer to You & the Environment,
page 180 .
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09/09/17 11:22:17 31MFJ630 0123 Throttle
Throttle Freeplay
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
RIGHT HANDLEBAR
(1)
(3)
(2)
(1) throttle cable boot
(2) adjuster
(3) lock nut
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Inspection
Check freeplay at the throttle grip flange.
Freeplay:
1/16−3/16 in (2−4 mm)
If necessary, adjust to the specified range.
Adjustment
1. Slide the throttle cable boot ( 1 ) off the
adjuster ( 2 ).
2. Loosen the lock nut ( 3 ).
3. Turn the adjuster.
4. After adjustment, check for smooth
rotation of the throttle grip from fully
closed to fully open in all steering
positions.
5. Tighten the lock nut and return the
throttle cable boot securely over the
adjuster.
09/09/17 11:22:23 31MFJ630 0124 Throttle
Throttle Inspection
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
1. Check that the throttle assembly is
positioned properly and the securing
bolts are tight.
2. Check for smooth rotation of the
throttle from fully open to fully closed
in all steering positions. If there is a
problem, see your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:22:30 31MFJ630 0125 Clutch System
Your motorcycle’s manually activated,
wet, multiplate clutch is part of the
primary drive system. Proper freeplay
adjustment allows a smooth, gradual
engagement when shifting gears.
Clutch Freeplay
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
LEFT HANDLEBAR
Improper freeplay adjustment can cause
premature clutch wear.
(1)
(1) clutch lever
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09/09/17 11:22:41 31MFJ630 0126 Clutch System
Inspection
1. Check freeplay:
3/8−13/16 in (10−20 mm)
If necessary, adjust to the specified
range.
LEFT HANDLEBAR
Upper Adjustment
Attempt adjustment with the upper clutch
cable adjuster first.
(3)
(2)
(−)
(+)
(2) upper lock nut
(3) upper clutch cable adjuster
(+) increase freeplay
(−) decrease freeplay
1. Loosen the upper lock nut ( 2 ).
2. Turn the upper clutch cable adjuster ( 3 )
to obtain the specified freeplay.
3. Tighten the upper lock nut and check
the freeplay again.
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09/09/17 11:22:53 31MFJ630 0127 Clutch System
Lower Adjustment
If the upper clutch cable adjuster is
threaded out near its limit, or the correct
freeplay cannot be obtained, attempt
adjustment with the lower clutch cable
adjuster.
RIGHT SIDE
(5)
(+)
(−)
(4)
(4) lower lock nut
(5) lower adjusting nut
(+) increase freeplay
(−) decrease freeplay
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1. Remove the lower cowl (page 94 ).
2. Loosen the upper lock nut ( 2 ) and turn
the upper clutch cable adjuster ( 3 ) all
the way in (to provide maximum
freeplay). Tighten the upper lock nut.
3. Loosen the lower lock nut ( 4 ).
4. Turn the lower adjusting nut ( 5 ) to
obtain the specified freeplay.
5. Tighten the lower lock nut and check
the adjustment.
6. Install the lower cowl.
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7. Start the engine, pull the clutch lever in,
and shift into gear. Make sure the
engine does not stall and the motorcycle
does not creep. Gradually release the
clutch lever and open the throttle. Your
motorcycle should move smoothly and
accelerate gradually.
If you cannot get proper adjustment, or the
clutch does not work properly, the cable or
clutch friction discs may be worn. See
your Honda dealer or refer to the official
Honda Service Manual (page 236 ).
Other Inspections & Lubrication
Check that the clutch lever assembly is
positioned properly and the securing
bolts are tight.
Check the clutch cable for kinks or
signs of wear. If necessary, have it
replaced.
Lubricate the clutch cable with a
commercially available cable lubricant
to prevent premature wear and
corrosion.
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09/09/17 11:23:10 31MFJ630 0129 Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Recommendation
standard
spark plug
IMR9E-9HES (NGK) or
VUH27D (DENSO)
Use only the recommended type of spark
plugs in the recommended heat range.
Using spark plugs with an improper heat
range can cause engine damage.
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This motorcycle uses spark plugs that have
an iridium coated center electrode.
Be sure to observe the following when
servicing the spark plugs.
Do not clean the spark plugs. If an
electrode is contaminated with
accumulated objects or dirt, replace the
spark plug with a new one.
To check the spark plug gap, use only a
‘‘wire-type feeler gauge.’’ To prevent
damaging the iridium coating of the
center electrode, never use a ‘‘leaf-type
feeler gauge.’’
Do not adjust the spark plug gap. If the
gap is out of specification, replace the
spark plug with a new one.
09/09/17 11:23:24 31MFJ630 0130 Spark Plugs
FRONT
Spark Plug Inspection &
Replacement
(4)
(7) (3) (2)
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
1. Remove the right and left middle cowl
(page 96 ).
2. Disconnect the radiator fan connector
( 1 ).
3. Release the wire harness clip ( 2 ) from
the radiator heat guard ( 3 ).
4. Remove the brake hose mount bolt ( 4 ).
(CBR600RR ABS only)
5. Remove the radiator lower mount nut
( 5 ) and radiator lower mount bolt ( 6 ).
(CBR600RR)
Remove the radiator lower mount bolt.
(CBR600RR ABS)
(1)
(5)
(6)
(1) radiator fan connector
(2) wire harness clip
(3) radiator heat guard
(4) brake hose mount bolt
(CBR600RR ABS only)
(5) radiator lower mount nut
(CBR600RR only)
(6) radiator lower mount bolt
(7) radiator upper mount bolt
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:23:33 31MFJ630 0131 Spark Plugs
6. Remove the radiator upper mount bolt
( 7 ).
7. Remove the water pipe guard ( 8 ) by
removing the bolt ( 9 ).
8. Move the radiator (10) out of the way
and remove the grommet (11) from the
hook ( 12 ).
9. Pull the radiator toward the front.
RIGHT FRONT
FRONT (12)
(8)
(9)
(8) water pipe guard
(9) bolt
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(10)
(11)
(10) radiator
(11) grommet
(12) hook
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10. Disconnect the ignition coil connectors
( 13 ).
11. Disconnect the ignition coils ( 14 ) from
the spark plugs.
FRONT
(14)
(13)
(13) ignition coil connector
(14) ignition coil
12. Clean any dirt from around the spark
plug bases.
13. Using a spark plug wrench (15), remove
the spark plugs.
FRONT
(15)
(15) spark plug wrench
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:23:53 31MFJ630 0133 Spark Plugs
14. Inspect the electrodes and center
porcelain for deposits, corrosion, or
carbon fouling. If the corrosion or
deposits are heavy, replace the plug.
15. Make sure that a 1.0 mm wire-type
feeler gauge cannot be inserted between
the spark plug gap ( 16 ). If the gauge
fits in the gap, replace the plug with a
new one.
(16)
(16) spark plug gap
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16. Make sure the plug washer is in good
condition.
17. With the plug washers attached, thread
the spark plugs in by hand to prevent
cross-threading.
18. Tighten each spark plug:
If the old plug is good:
1/8 turn after it seats.
If installing a new plug, tighten it
twice to prevent loosening:
a) First, tighten the plug:
NGK: 1/2 turn after it seats.
DENSO: 1 turn after it seats.
b) Then loosen the plug.
c) Next, tighten the plug again:
1/8 turn after it seats.
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Improperly tightened spark plugs can
damage the engine. If a plug is too loose,
a piston may be damaged. If a plug is too
tight, the threads may be damaged.
19. Reinstall the ignition coils.
20. Connect the ignition coil connectors to
the ignition coils as before removal.
21. Install the remaining parts in the reverse
order of removal.
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09/09/17 11:24:06 31MFJ630 0135 Suspension
Your front and rear suspension systems
use springs, hydraulic damping devices,
and linkages (rear only) that suspend your
weight and most of the weight of your
motorcycle.
Consider adjusting your suspension
whenever you change your normal load,
by adding or subtracting a passenger,
cargo, or accessories, or when the road or
riding conditions change.
The spring pre-loads for your front and
rear suspension systems adjust the amount
of force required to begin compression of
the spring.
The way you ride your motorcycle and the
type of ride you want to experience can
also influence your suspension needs.
The oil damper systems hydraulically
control the natural compression and
rebound of the suspension springs so that
traction and comfort are maintained as the
wheels ride over road surfaces.
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You may adjust the spring pre-load and
the rebound and compression damping of
both suspension systems.
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Lower spring pre-load and softer damping
provide a softer ride and are usually
preferred for light loads and smooth roads.
Higher spring pre-load and firmer
damping provide a firmer ride and are
recommended for heavy loads, rough road
conditions, and faster, more challenging
riding.
Front Suspension Adjustment
The front suspension can be adjusted for
rider (and passenger) weight and riding
conditions by changing the spring pre-load
and rebound and compression damping.
To adjust, use an appropriate tool or see
your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:24:23 31MFJ630 0137 Suspension
Front Suspension Spring
Pre-load
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
FRONT
(1)
To adjust to the standard position:
1. Turn the spring pre-load adjuster
counterclockwise until it will no longer
turn (lightly seats). This is the full soft
setting.
2. Turn the adjuster clockwise 5 turns.
This is the standard position.
3. Make sure that both fork legs are
adjusted to the same position.
To Reduce Spring Pre-load (SOFT):
For a light load and smooth road
conditions, turn the adjuster
counterclockwise toward SOFT (S).
(1) spring pre-load adjuster
Adjust the spring pre-load by turning the
spring pre-load adjuster ( 1 ) with a 19 mm
wrench.
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To Increase Spring Pre-load (HARD):
For a firmer ride and rough road
conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise
toward HARD (H).
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Front Suspension Damping
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Rebound Damping
FRONT
(1)
(3)
To adjust to the standard position:
1. Turn the damping adjuster ( 1 )
clockwise until it will no longer turn
(lightly seats). This is the full hard
setting.
2. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise
approximately 2 1/2 turns so that the
punch mark ( 2 ) on the adjuster aligns
with the reference punch mark ( 3 ). This
is the standard position.
3. Make sure that both fork legs are
adjusted to the same position.
(2)
(1) damping adjuster
(2) punch mark
(3) reference punch mark
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09/09/17 11:24:41 31MFJ630 0139 Suspension
To Reduce Rebound Damping (SOFT):
For a light load and smooth road
conditions, turn the adjuster
counterclockwise toward SOFT (S).
To Increase Rebound Damping
(HARD):
For a firmer ride and rough road
conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise
toward HARD (H).
Compression Damping
RIGHT SIDE
(1)
(3)
(2)
(1) damping adjuster
(2) punch mark
(3) reference punch mark
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09/09/17 11:24:50 31MFJ630 0140 Suspension
To adjust to the standard position:
1. Turn the damping adjuster ( 1 )
clockwise until it will no longer turn
(lightly seats). This is the full hard
setting.
2. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise
approximately 2 turns so that the
punch mark ( 2 ) on the adjuster aligns
with the reference punch mark ( 3 ). This
is the standard position.
3. Make sure that both fork legs are
adjusted to the same position.
To Reduce Compression Damping
(SOFT):
For a light load and smooth road
conditions, turn the adjuster
counterclockwise toward SOFT (S).
To Increase Compression Damping
(HARD):
For a firmer ride and rough road
conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise
toward HARD (H).
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09/09/17 11:24:56 31MFJ630 0141 Suspension
Rear Suspension Adjustment
The rear suspension can be adjusted for
rider (and passenger) weight and riding
conditions by changing the spring pre-load
and rebound and compression damping.
To adjust, use an appropriate pin spanner
or see your Honda dealer.
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The rear shock absorber includes a damper
unit that contains high pressure nitrogen
gas. Do not attempt to disassemble,
service, or dispose of the damper; see your
Honda dealer. The instructions found in
this owner’s manual are limited to
adjustments of the shock assembly only.
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Rear Suspension Spring Pre-load
The spring pre-load adjuster ( 1 ) has
10 positions for different load or riding
conditions.
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
LEFT SIDE
Adjust the spring pre-load by turning the
spring pre-load adjuster with a pin spanner
( 2 ) and extension bar ( 3 ).
(3) (2)
12 3 4 5 6
7
Position 1: for a light load and smooth
road conditions.
Position 2: standard position.
Positions 3 to 10: for when the motorcycle
is more heavily loaded. (Also increase
spring pre-load for stiffer rear suspension.)
(1)
(1) spring pre-load adjuster
(2) pin spanner
(3) extension bar
10 9 8
Always adjust the shock absorber position
in sequence (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 or 109-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1). Attempting to adjust
directly from 1 to 10 or 10 to 1 may
damage the shock absorber.
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09/09/17 11:25:16 31MFJ630 0143 Suspension
Rear Suspension Damping
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Rebound Damping
LEFT SIDE
(1)
(3)
(1) damping adjuster
(2) punch mark
(3) reference punch mark
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(2)
To adjust to the standard position:
1. Turn the damping adjuster ( 1 )
clockwise until it will no longer turn
(lightly seats). This is the full hard
setting.
2. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise
approximately 2 1/4 turns
( CBR600RR ) or
2 1/2 turns
( CBR600RR ABS ) so that the punch
mark ( 2 ) on the adjuster aligns with the
reference punch mark ( 3 ). This is the
standard position.
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To Reduce Rebound Damping (SOFT):
For a light load and smooth road
conditions, turn the adjuster
counterclockwise toward SOFT (S).
To Increase Rebound Damping
(HARD):
For a firmer ride and rough road
conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise
toward HARD (H).
Compression Damping
LEFT SIDE (CBR600RR)
(1)
(2)
(3)
LEFT SIDE (CBR600RR ABS)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(1) damping adjuster
(2) punch mark
(3) reference punch mark
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135
09/09/17 11:25:33 31MFJ630 0145 Suspension
To adjust to the standard position:
1. Turn the damping adjuster ( 1 )
clockwise until it will no longer turn
(lightly seats). This is the full hard
setting.
2. Turn the adjuster counterclockwise
24 clicks so that the punch mark ( 2 ) on
the adjuster aligns with the reference
punch mark ( 3 ). This is the standard
position.
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To Reduce Compression Damping
(SOFT):
For a light load and smooth road
conditions, turn the adjuster
counterclockwise toward SOFT (S).
To Increase Compression Damping
(HARD):
For a firmer ride and rough road
conditions, turn the adjuster clockwise
toward HARD (H).
09/09/17 11:25:43 31MFJ630 0146 Brakes
The hydraulic braking systems on your
motorcycle dissipate the heat generated by
the friction of the brake pads on the brake
discs as the wheels are slowed.
air in the brake system. See your Honda
dealer to have the air bled from the system.
As the brake pads wear, the brake fluid
level will drop. A leak in the system will
also cause the level to drop.
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Frequently inspect the system to ensure
there are no fluid leaks. Periodically
inspect the brake fluid level and the brake
pads for wear.
RIGHT HANDLEBAR
If the brake lever or brake pedal freeplay
does not feel within the normal range
while riding, check the brake pads for
wear (page 141 ). Worn pads should be
replaced. If the pads are not worn beyond
the recommended limit, there is probably
Front Brake Lever Adjustment
The distance between the tip of the brake
lever and the grip may be adjusted.
(4)
(1)
(3)
(2)
(1) adjuster dial
(2) brake lever
(3) index mark
(4) numbers
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09/09/17 11:25:51 31MFJ630 0147 Brakes
1. Turn the adjuster dial ( 1 ) while pushing
the brake lever ( 2 ) forward.
2. Align the index mark ( 3 ) on the brake
lever with the numbers ( 4 ) on the
adjuster dial.
3. Apply the brake, release it, then spin the
wheel and check that it rotates freely.
Repeat this procedure several times.
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Brake Fluid Recommendation
brake
fluid
Honda DOT 4 Brake
Fluid
The recommended brake fluid is Honda
DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any brake fluid of
equal quality and performance. Use fresh
brake fluid from a sealed container. Be
sure to read the label before opening the
sealed container. An opened container
may be contaminated or may have
absorbed moisture from the air.
09/09/17 11:25:59 31MFJ630 0148 Brakes
Fluid Level Inspection
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
If your inspection indicates a low fluid
level, have your Honda dealer add the
recommended brake fluid.
Wipe up spills immediately. Avoid brake
fluid contact with skin or eyes. If it comes
in contact with your eyes, wash them out
with clean water and immediately call a
doctor. If it comes in contact with your
skin, wash with clean water and, if
necessary, call a doctor.
RIGHT HANDLEBAR
(1)
Do not add or replace brake fluid, except
in an emergency. If you do add fluid, have
your Honda dealer check the system as
soon as possible.
(2)
Brake f luid can damage plastic and
painted surf aces. Handle with care.
(1) UPPER level mark
(2) LOWER level mark
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09/09/17 11:26:08 31MFJ630 0149 Brakes
RIGHT SIDE
(1)
(2)
(1) UPPER level mark
(2) LOWER level mark
1. Place your motorcycle in an upright
position on a firm, level surface.
2. Check the fluid level. It should be
between the UPPER ( 1 ) and LOWER
( 2 ) level marks. If the level is at or
below the LOWER level mark, check
the brake pads for wear (page 141 ).
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Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads
are not worn beyond the recommended
limit, have your brake system inspected
for leaks.
Other Inspections
Make sure there are no fluid leaks.
Check for deterioration or cracks in the
hoses and fittings.
09/09/17 11:26:17 31MFJ630 0150 Brakes
Front Brake
Brake Pad Wear
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
LEFT FRONT (Right side similar)
(1)
Brake pad wear depends upon the severity
of usage, the type of riding, and road
conditions. Generally, the pads will wear
faster on wet and dirty roads. Inspect the
pads at each regular maintenance interval
(page 84 ).
Always inspect both pads in both the right
and left brake calipers.
(1)
(1) wear indicator grooves
Check the wear indicator grooves ( 1 ) in
each pad. If either pad is worn to the
bottom of the grooves, replace both pads
as a set. See your Honda dealer for this
service.
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09/09/17 11:26:23 31MFJ630 0151 Brakes
Rear Brake
RIGHT REAR
(1)
(1) cutouts
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Check the cutout ( 1 ) in each pad. If either
pad is worn to the cutout, replace both
pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for
this service.
09/09/17 11:26:30 31MFJ630 0152 Tires
To safely operate your motorcycle, your
tires must be the proper type and size, in
good condition with adequate tread, and
correctly inflated for the load you are
carrying.
your air pressure, how to inspect your tires
for wear and damage, and our
recommendations for tire repair and
replacement.
Air Pressure
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Using tires that are excessively
worn or improperly inflated can
cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all instructions in this
owner’s manual regarding tire
inflation and maintenance.
The following pages give detailed
information on how and when to check
Properly inflated tires provide the best
combination of handling, tread life, and
riding comfort. Generally, underinflated
tires wear unevenly, adversely affect
handling, and are more likely to fail from
being overheated. Overinflated tires make
your motorcycle ride harshly, are more
prone to damage from road hazards, and
wear unevenly.
Make sure the valve stem caps are secure.
If necessary, install new caps.
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09/09/17 11:26:38 31MFJ630 0153 Tires
We recommend that you visually check
your tires before every ride and use an air
pressure gauge to measure the air pressure
at least once a month or any time you
think the tires might be low. Even tires
that are in good condition may lose one to
two psi per month if not checked and
adjusted regularly.
Tubeless tires have some degree of selfsealing ability if they are punctured.
However, because leakage is often very
slow, you should look closely for
punctures whenever a tire is not fully
inflated.
Always check air pressure when your tires
are ‘‘cold’’, after the motorcycle has been
parked for at least three hours. If you
check air pressure when your tires are
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‘‘warm’’ –– even if your motorcycle has
only been ridden for a few miles –– the
readings will be higher. If you let air out
of warm tires to match the recommended
cold pressures, the tires will be
underinflated.
The recommended ‘‘cold’’ tire pressures
are:
front
rear
36 psi (250 kPa ,
2.50 kgf/cm )
42 psi (290 kPa ,
2.90 kgf/cm )
09/09/17 11:26:48 31MFJ630 0154 Tires
Inspection
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Whenever you check the tire pressures,
you should also look for:
Bumps or bulges in the side of the tire
or the tread. Replace any tire that has a
bump or bulge.
Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires.
Replace the tire if you can see fabric or
cord.
Nails or other foreign objects embedded
in the side of the tire or tread.
Excessive tread wear.
Also, if you hit a pothole or hard object
while riding, pull to the side of the road as
soon as you safely can and carefully
inspect the tires for damage.
Tread Wear
or
(1)
(2)
(1) wear indicator
(2) wear indicator location mark
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09/09/17 11:26:56 31MFJ630 0155 Tires
For the best performance, you should
replace a tire before the tread depth at the
center reaches the following limits:
front
rear
0.06 in (1.5 mm)
0.08 in (2.0 mm)
If the wear indicators are visible, replace
the tire immediately as it is no longer safe.
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Tire Service Life
The service life of your tires is dependent
on many factors, including, but not limited
to, riding habits, road conditions, vehicle
loading, tire pressure, maintenance history,
speed, and environmental conditions (even
when the tires are not in use).
In addition to your regular inspections and
tire pressure maintenance, it is
recommended that you have annual
inspections performed once the tires reach
5 years old. It is also recommended that all
tires be removed from service after 10
years from the date of manufacture,
regardless of their condition or state of
wear.
09/09/17 11:27:04 31MFJ630 0156 Tires
The last four digits of the TIN (tire
identification number) ( 1 ) are found on
the sidewall of the tire, and indicate the
date of manufacture.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The tire identification number (TIN) is a
group of numbers and letters that look like
the following example. The TIN is located
on the sidewall of the tire.
DOT − This indicates that the tire meets
all requirements of the U.S. Department of
Transportation.
(2) ×××× − Factory code
(3) ×××× − Tire type code
(4) 22 07 − Date of manufacture
Year
Week
TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE
(1)
DOT ×××× ×××× 22 07
(2)
(3)
(4)
(1) tire identification number (TIN)
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09/09/17 11:27:11 31MFJ630 0157 Tires
Tire Repair
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
We strongly recommend that you replace,
not repair, any tire that is punctured or
damaged. As discussed below, a tire that is
repaired, either temporarily or
permanently, will have lower speed and
performance limits than a new or
undamaged tire.
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A temporary repair can sometimes be
made in an emergency situation.
However, since a temporary repair may
not hold, you must ride very slowly,
preferably without any cargo or passenger,
and have the tire replaced or permanently
repaired as soon as possible.
(For more information on temporary
repairs, see If You Have a Flat Tire,
page 188 .)
09/09/17 11:27:17 31MFJ630 0158 Tires
A permanent repair, such as an internal
plug patch, can be made if a tire has only a
small puncture in the tread area. With such
a repair, you should not exceed 50 mph
(80 km/h) for the first 24 hours, or 80 mph
(130 km/h) at any time thereafter. In
addition, you may not be able to safely
carry as much weight. If you choose to
have a tire repaired, be sure the repair
work is performed by a professional and
that the wheel is balanced before you ride.
Tire Replacement
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
The tires that came on your motorcycle
were designed to match the performance
capabilities of your motorcycle and
provide the best combination of handling,
braking, durability, and comfort.
If you have a tire professionally repaired
at a non-Honda facility, we recommend
that you have the work checked by your
Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:27:26 31MFJ630 0159 Tires
When replacing, use the original
equipment tires or equivalent tires of the
same size, construction, speed rating, and
load range as the originals.
Installing improper tires on your
motorcycle can affect handling
and stability. This can cause a
crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
The recommended tires for your
motorcycle are:
front
rear
type
Always use the size and type of
tires recommended in this owner’s
manual.
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120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
DUNLOP
Qualifier PTG
BRIDGESTONE
BT015F RADIAL F
180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
DUNLOP
Qualifier PTG
BRIDGESTONE
BT015R RADIAL E
radial-ply, tubeless
09/09/17 11:27:34 31MFJ630 0160 Tires
Whenever you replace a tire, remember:
Have the wheel balanced after the tire is
installed.
Have the tire replaced by your Honda
dealer if possible.
If you have a tire professionally replaced
at a non-Honda facility, we recommend
that you have the work checked by your
Honda dealer.
Important Safety Reminders
Do not install a tube inside a tubeless
tire on this motorcycle. Excessive heat
build-up can cause the tube to burst.
Use only tubeless tires on this
motorcycle. The rims are designed for
tubeless tires, and during hard
acceleration or braking, a tube-type tire
could slip on the rim and cause the tire
to rapidly deflate.
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09/09/17 11:27:46 31MFJ630 0161 Side Stand
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
LEFT SIDE
(1)
(1) side stand spring
Check that the side stand assembly is
working properly. If the side stand is
stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area
and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean
grease.
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Check the spring for damage or loss of
tension.
Check the side stand ignition cut-off
system:
1. Sit on the motorcycle and put the
transmission in neutral.
2. Raise the side stand.
3. Start the engine.
4. Pull the clutch lever in.
5. Shift the transmission into gear.
6. Lower the side stand all the way.
The engine should stop as you lower the
side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop,
see your Honda dealer for service.
09/09/17 11:27:53 31MFJ630 0162 Drive Chain
An endless (riveted master link) chain
connects the countershaft and rear wheel
sprockets. The O-ring chain uses rubber
rings between the side plates of the pin
and roller links to seal in the
manufacturer-installed lubricating grease
and keep out moisture and dirt.
The service life of the chain depends on
proper lubrication and adjustment. Poor
maintenance can cause premature wear or
damage to the drive chain or sprockets.
Under severe usage, or when the
motorcycle is ridden in unusually dusty or
muddy areas, more frequent maintenance
will be necessary.
Before servicing your drive chain, turn the
engine OFF, lower the side stand, and
check that your transmission is in neutral.
It is not necessary to remove or replace the
drive chain to perform the recommended
service in the Maintenance Schedule.
The drive chain should be checked,
adjusted, and lubricated as part of the preride inspection (page 45 ).
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09/09/17 11:28:03 31MFJ630 0163 Drive Chain
LEFT SIDE
Inspection
(1)
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
1. Check slack in the lower drive
chain ( 1 ) run midway between the
sprockets. Drive chain slack should
allow the following vertical movement
by hand:
1 3/16−1 9/16 in (30−40 mm)
2. Check drive chain slack at several
points along the chain. The slack should
remain constant. If it isn’t, some links
may be kinked and binding. Lubricating
the chain will often eliminate binding
and kinking.
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(1) drive chain
3. Inspect the drive chain for:
damaged rollers
dry or rusted links
kinked or binding links
excessive wear
improper adjustment
damaged or missing O-rings
09/09/17 11:28:09 31MFJ630 0164 Drive Chain
Replace the drive chain (page 160 ) if it
has damaged rollers, loose pins, or
kinks that cannot be freed. Lubricate the
drive chain (page 159 ) if it appears dry
or shows signs of rust. Lubricate any
kinked or binding links and work them
free. Adjust chain slack if needed.
4. Inspect the front and rear wheel
sprocket teeth for excessive wear or
damage. If necessary, have your Honda
dealer replace a worn sprocket.
damaged
sprocket
teeth
worn
sprocket
teeth
REPLACE
REPLACE
normal sprocket teeth
GOOD
Use of a new chain with worn sprockets
will cause rapid chain wear.
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09/09/17 11:28:20 31MFJ630 0165 Drive Chain
Wear Inspection
LEFT SIDE
(2)
(1)
The bottom part of the frame may be
damaged by excessive drive chain slack of
more than:
1 15/16 in (50 mm)
Adjustment
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
(1) chain adjustment plate
(2) red zone
Check the chain wear label when adjusting
the chain. If the front edge of the chain
adjustment plate ( 1 ) enters the red zone
( 2 ) on the label after the chain has been
adjusted to the proper slack, the chain is
excessively worn and must be replaced.
The proper slack is:
1 3/16−1 9/16 in (30−40 mm)
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Drive chain slack should be checked and
adjusted, if necessary, every 500 miles
(800 km). When operated at sustained
high speeds or under conditions of
frequent rapid acceleration, the chain may
require more frequent adjustments.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
When adjusting the drive chain slack, be
careful not to damage the wheel speed
sensor and pulser ring.
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RIGHT SIDE
(1)
(4)
(2)
(3)
(5)
(1) rear axle nut
(2) drive chain lock nut
(3) drive chain adjusting bolt
(4) chain adjusting plate
(5) scale graduations
1. Place the motorcycle on its side stand
with the transmission in neutral and the
ignition switch OFF.
2. Loosen the rear axle nut ( 1 ).
3. Loosen the drive chain lock nuts ( 2 ) on
both sides of the swingarm.
4. Turn both drive chain adjusting bolts
( 3 ) an equal number of turns until the
correct drive chain slack is obtained.
Turn the drive chain adjusting bolts
counterclockwise to tighten the chain.
Turn the drive chain adjusting bolts
clockwise and push the rear wheel
toward the front to provide more slack.
Adjust the chain slack at a point
midway between the front sprocket and
the rear wheel sprocket.
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:28:38 31MFJ630 0167 Drive Chain
5. Roll the motorcycle forward. Stop and
place it on its side stand. Recheck chain
slack. Chain slack should allow the
following vertical movement by hand:
1 3/16−1 9/16 in (30−40 mm)
6. Check rear axle alignment by making
sure the end of the chain adjustment
plate ( 4 ) aligns with the scale
graduations ( 5 ) on both sides of the
swingarm.
Both marks should correspond. If the
axle is misaligned, turn the right or left
adjusting bolt until the marks are
aligned and recheck chain slack.
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7. Tighten the rear axle nut to the
specified torque:
83 lbf·ft (113 N·m , 11.5 kgf·m)
If a torque wrench is not used for this
installation, see your Honda dealer as
soon as possible to verify proper
assembly. Improper assembly may lead
to a loss of braking capacity.
8. Tighten the drive chain adjusting bolts
lightly by turning it counterclockwise,
then tighten the drive chain lock nuts by
holding the drive chain adjusting bolts
with a wrench.
Recheck drive chain slack (page 154 ).
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Lubrication
Commercial chain lubricants not designed
for motorcycle drive chains may contain
solvents which could damage the O-rings.
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Lubricate every 500 miles (800 km) or
sooner if chain appears dry. Lubricant:
Pro Honda HP chain Lube or an
equivalent chain lubricant designed
specifically for use on O-ring chains.
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09/09/17 11:28:55 31MFJ630 0169 Drive Chain
Removal, Cleaning &
Replacement
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Your motorcycle has an endless (riveted
master link) type chain. It should only be
removed or replaced by your Honda dealer.
The O-rings can be damaged by steam
cleaning, high pressure washers, and
certain solvents.
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1. Clean the side surfaces of the chain
with a dry cloth. Use a high flashpoint
solvent such as kerosene − not
gasoline.
Do not brush the rubber O-rings.
Brushing will damage them. Use of a
solvent may also damage the O-rings.
2. Inspect the drive chain for possible
wear or damage.
Replace the drive chain if it has damaged
rollers, loose fitting links, damaged
O-rings, or otherwise appears
unserviceable.
Replacement Chain:
DID525HV
or
RK525ROZ6
09/09/17 11:29:02 31MFJ630 0170 Battery
Your motorcycle has a maintenance-free
type battery. You do not have to check the
battery electrolyte level or add distilled
water as you would with a conventionaltype battery.
Your battery is a maintenance-f ree type
and can be permanently damaged if the
cap strip is removed.
Electrical accessories use current from the
battery, even when the ignition is OFF.
Limited operation also allows the battery
to discharge. If you have electrical
accessories on your motorcycle or do not
ride frequently, we recommend that you
charge the battery frequently (see Battery
Charging, page 165 ).
If you do not expect to ride your
motorcycle for at least two weeks, we
recommend you remove the battery, or at
least disconnect the battery cables
(negative cable first).
If you plan to store your motorcycle, see
Battery Storage, page 162 .
If your battery seems weak and/or is
leaking electrolyte (causing slow starting
or other electrical problems), see your
Honda dealer.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash your hands after
handling.
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09/09/17 11:29:11 31MFJ630 0171 Battery
Battery Storage
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
If you plan to store your motorcycle, we
recommend you remove the battery and
store it where it can be charged at least
every 30 days to maintain its service life.
If you do not remove the battery, we
recommend disconnecting the battery
cables (negative cable first).
You will get the best storage results from
removing the battery and slow charging it
every 30 days (see Battery Charging,
page 165 ).
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Before you remove the battery, be sure to
read all the information that follows, as
well as the information on the battery
label.
The battery gives off explosive
hydrogen gas during normal
operation.
A spark or flame can cause the
battery to explode with enough
force to kill or seriously hurt you.
Wear protective clothing and a
face shield, or have a skilled
mechanic do the battery
maintenance.
09/09/17 11:29:23 31MFJ630 0172 Battery
The battery is located in the battery box
below the front seat.
Removal
1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
2. Remove the front seat (page 92 ).
3. Release the ring ( 1 ) and remove the
rubber band ( 2 ).
4. Disconnect the negative (−) terminal
lead ( 3 ) from the battery first, then
disconnect the positive (+) terminal
lead ( 4 ).
5. Pull the battery ( 5 ) out of the battery
box.
UNDER FRONT SEAT
(3)
(2)
(4)
(5)
(1)
(1) ring
(2) rubber band
(3) negative (−) terminal lead
(4) positive (+) terminal lead
(5) battery
(cont’d)
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6. Charge the battery (see following
section), unless you have been riding
regularly.
7. Store your battery in an easy-to-reach
location off the floor, in an area
protected from freezing temperatures
and direct sunlight.
8. Clean the battery box after removing
the battery for storage. Dry the battery
box and, if paint is missing, re-paint the
area.
9. Slow charge the battery (see following
section) once every 30 days.
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Installation
1. Reinstall in the reverse order of removal.
Be sure to connect the positive (+)
terminal first, then the negative (−)
terminal.
2. Check all bolts and other fasteners are
secure.
09/09/17 11:29:39 31MFJ630 0174 Battery
Battery Charging
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
(1)
(1) charger
We recommend using a charger ( 1 )
designed specifically for your Honda,
which can be purchased from your Honda
dealer. These units can be left connected
for long periods without risking damage to
the battery. However, do not intentionally
leave the charger connected longer than
the time period recommended in the
charger’s instructions.
Avoid using an automotive-type battery
charger. An automotive charger can
overheat a motorcycle battery and cause
permanent damage.
Be sure to read the information that came
with your battery charger and follow the
instructions on the battery. Improper
charging may damage the battery.
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09/09/17 11:29:49 31MFJ630 0175 Appearance Care
Frequent cleaning and polishing will keep
your Honda looking newer longer.
Frequent cleaning also identifies you as an
owner who values your motorcycle. A
clean motorcycle is also easier to inspect
and service.
General Recommendations
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
To clean your motorcycle, you may use:
−water
−a mild, neutral detergent and water
−a mild spray and wipe cleaner/
polisher
−a mild spray and rinse cleaner/
degreaser and water
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Avoid products that contain harsh
detergents or chemical solvents that
could damage the metal, paint, and
plastic on your motorcycle.
If your motorcycle is still warm from
recent operation, give the engine and
exhaust system time to cool off.
Park in a shady area. Washing your
motorcycle in bright sunlight may cause
the finish to fade because water droplets
intensify the sun’s brightness. Spotting
is also more likely because surface
water can dry before you have time to
wipe it off.
Clean your motorcycle regularly to
protect surface finishes.
09/09/17 11:29:55 31MFJ630 0176 Appearance Care
We recommend the use of a garden
hose to wash your motorcycle. High
pressure washers (like those at coinoperated car washes) can damage
certain parts of your motorcycle.
Do not direct water at the air intake ( 1 ).
The water could enter the air cleaner or
be drawn into the throttle body.
High pressure water (or air) can damage
certain parts of your motorcycle.
(1)
(1) air intake
After cleaning, inspect for damage,
wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and
brake fluid).
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09/09/17 11:30:04 31MFJ630 0177 Appearance Care
Washing Your Motorcycle with a
Mild Detergent
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
1. Rinse your motorcycle thoroughly with
cool water to remove loose dirt.
2. Fill a bucket with cool water. Mix in a
mild, neutral detergent, such as dish
washing liquid or a product made
especially for washing motorcycles or
automobiles.
3. Wash your motorcycle with a sponge or
a soft towel. As you wash, check for
heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild
cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime.
4. Clean the windscreen with a soft cloth
or sponge and plenty of water. Dry with
a soft clean cloth. Remove minor
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scratches with a commercially available
plastic polishing compound.
Take care to keep brake fluid or
chemical solvents off the fairing. They
will damage the plastic.
5. Clean the headlight, fairing, meter lens
and other plastic parts using a cloth or
sponge dampened with a solution of
mild detergent and water. When
cleaning the plastic headlight lens, use
more care because it will scratch easier
than a glass lens. Rub any soiled area,
gently rinsing it frequently with fresh
water.
If the inside of the headlight lens
appears clouded immediately after
washing, it should clear after a few
minutes of riding.
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6. After washing, rinse your motorcycle
thoroughly with plenty of clean water to
remove any residue. Detergent residue
can corrode alloy parts.
7. Dry your motorcycle with a chamois or
a soft towel. Leaving water on the
surface to air dry can cause dulling and
water spots. As you dry, inspect for
chips and scratches.
8. Lubricate the drive chain to prevent
rusting.
9. Start the engine and let it idle for
several minutes. The engine heat will
help dry moist areas.
10. As a precaution, ride your motorcycle at
a slow speed and apply the brakes
several times. This will help dry the
brakes and restore normal braking
performance.
Spray Cleaning Your Motorcycle
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Avoid using spray cleaner products on the
tires or suspension components.
Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s)
follow:
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:30:24 31MFJ630 0179 Appearance Care
Motorcycle Condition
Dust and fingerprint smudges.
Light road grime.
Heavy grime. Oil leaks. Brake
dust.
Dull, corroded chrome or
aluminum.
170 Servicing Your Honda
Recommended Cleaning
Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe the
paint, chrome, glass, and clear plastic.
Spray any difficult-to-reach or very dirty
areas with a spray cleaner/degreaser.
Rinse and dry.
Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with
a non-abrasive cloth.
Use a spray cleaner/degreaser.
If necessary, rub with a sponge. Rinse and
dry.
Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with
a non-abrasive cloth.
Apply a high quality chrome/aluminum
polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth.
09/09/17 11:30:32 31MFJ630 0180 Appearance Care
Painted Aluminum Wheel
Maintenance
Clean the Matte Painted Surface
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
Aluminum may corrode from contact with
dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean the wheels
after riding through any of these
substances. Use a wet sponge and mild
detergent. Avoid stiff brushes, steel wool,
or cleaners containing abrasives or
chemical compounds.
After washing, rinse with plenty of water
and dry with a clean cloth.
Use a soft cloth or sponge, plenty of water,
and a mild detergent to clean the matte
paint. Dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Do not use polishing compounds or wax
containing polishing compounds. These
can damage or discolor the paint.
To keep your Honda looking new, clean
and polish it frequently.
If the paint is chipped, apply touch-up
paint.
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09/09/17 11:30:38 31MFJ630 0181 Appearance Care
Exhaust Pipe and Muffler
Maintenance
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
The exhaust pipe and muffler are stainless
steel but may become stained by mud or
dust.
To remove mud or dust, use a wet sponge
and a liquid kitchen abrasive, then rinse
well with clean water. Dry with chamois
or a soft towel.
If necessary, remove heat stains by using a
commercially available fine texture
compound. Then rinse by the same
manner as removing mud or dust.
172 Servicing Your Honda
09/09/17 11:30:45 31MFJ630 0182 Appearance Care
Finishing Touches
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
After washing your motorcycle, consider
using a commercially available spray
cleaner/polish or quality liquid or paste
wax to finish the job. Use only a nonabrasive polish or wax made specifically
for motorcycles or automobiles. Apply the
polish or wax according to the instructions
on the container.
If a surface on your motorcycle is chipped
or scratched, your Honda dealer has touchup paint to match your motorcycle’s color.
Be sure to use your motorcycle’s color
code (page 216 ) when you buy touch-up
paint.
If the frame has a chip that exposes the
metal, first apply primer (to prevent
corrosion) and then apply the touch-up
paint. Several thin layers of touch-up paint
are better than one thick coat.
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09/09/17 11:30:47 31MFJ630 0183 174 Servicing Your Honda
09/09/17 11:30:53 31MFJ630 0184 Tips
Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store
and transport your Honda, and how to be
an environmentally responsible
motorcycle owner.
Storing Your Honda ............................ 176
Transporting Your Motorcycle ........... 179
You & the Environment ...................... 180
Tips
175
09/09/17 11:31:03 31MFJ630 0185 Storing Your Honda
If you won’t be riding for an extended
period, such as during the winter,
thoroughly inspect your motorcycle and
correct any problem before storing it. That
way, needed repairs won’t be forgotten
and it will be easier to get your motorcycle
running again.
For more information about storage, refer
to the Honda Winter Storage Guide,
available from your Honda dealer (USA
only).
We suggest you perform the following
procedures to keep your motorcycle in top
condition. These storage procedures will
reduce the deterioration that can occur
during storage.
176 Tips
Preparation for Storage
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
1. Change the engine oil and filter
(page 105 ).
2. Make sure the cooling system is filled
with a 50/50% antifreeze solution
(page 110 ).
3. Fill the fuel tank. Make sure the fuel fill
cap is properly installed.
09/09/17 11:31:12 31MFJ630 0186 Storing Your Honda
4. To prevent rusting in the cylinders,
perform the following:
Remove the ignition coil connectors
and ignition coils from the spark
plugs. Using tape or string, secure the
connectors to any convenient plastic
body part so that they are positioned
away from the spark plugs.
Remove the spark plugs from the
engine and store them in a safe place.
Do not connect the ignition coils to
the ignition coil connectors.
Pour a tablespoon (15−20 cc) of
clean engine oil into each cylinder
and cover the spark plug holes with a
piece of cloth.
With the engine stop switch in the
RUN position, press the start button
several times to crank the engine and
distribute the oil.
Reinstall the spark plugs, ignition
coils and ignition coil connectors.
5. Remove the battery and charge it fully.
Store it in an area protected from
freezing temperatures and direct
sunlight. Slow charge the battery
(page 165 ) once a month.
6. Wash and dry your motorcycle. Wax all
painted surfaces (except matte painted
surfaces). Apply rust-inhibiting oil to
the chrome pieces.
(cont’d)
Tips
177
09/09/17 11:31:26 31MFJ630 0187 Storing Your Honda
7. Lubricate the drive chain (page 159 ).
8. Inflate the tires to their recommended
pressures (page 143 ).
9. Store your motorcycle in an unheated
area, free of dampness, away from
sunlight, with a minimum of daily
temperature variation.
10. Place your motorcycle on blocks to lift
both tires off the floor.
11. Cover your motorcycle with a porous
material. Avoid using plastic or similar
non-breathing, coated materials that
restrict air flow and allow heat and
moisture to accumulate.
178 Tips
Removal from Storage
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
1. Uncover and clean your motorcycle.
2. If your motorcycle has been stored for
more than four months –– change the
engine oil (page 105 ).
3. If your motorcycle has been stored for
more than two months –– ask your
Honda dealer to drain and replace the
fuel.
4. Charge the battery (page 165 ) as
required. Install the battery.
5. Lubricate the drive chain (page 159 ).
6. Perform a pre-ride inspection (page 45 ),
then test-ride your motorcycle at low
speeds.
09/09/17 11:31:30 31MFJ630 0188 Transporting Your Motorcycle
If your motorcycle needs to be transported,
it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer,
or a truck or trailer with a flatbed area. Do
not tow your motorcycle, as towing can
seriously damage the transmission.
When contacting a towing or transporting
service, be sure to ask if they have a
flatbed area, a loading ramp or power
ramp to safely lift the motorcycle, and
motorcycle tie-down straps.
Tips
179
09/09/17 11:31:37 31MFJ630 0189 You & the Environment
Owning and riding a motorcycle can be
enjoyable, but you must do your part to
protect nature.
Following are tips on how you can be an
environmentally responsible motorcycle
owner.
Choose Sensible Cleaners. Use a
biodegradable detergent when you wash
your motorcycle. Avoid aerosol spray
cleaners that contain
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which
damage the atmosphere’s protective
ozone layer. Don’t throw cleaning
solvents away; see the following
guidelines for proper disposal.
180 Tips
Recycle Wastes. It’s illegal and
thoughtless to put used engine oil in the
trash, down a drain, or on the ground.
Used oil, gasoline, coolant, and
cleaning solvents contain poisons that
can hurt refuse workers and
contaminate our drinking water, lakes,
rivers, and oceans. Before changing
your oil, make sure you have the proper
containers. Put oil and other toxic
wastes in separate sealed containers and
take them to a recycling center. Call
your local or state office of public
works or environmental services to find
a recycling center in your area, and to
get instructions on how to dispose of
non-recyclable wastes.
09/09/17 11:31:48 31MFJ630 0190 Taking Care of the Unexpected
This section discusses the more common
problems that can occur with your
motorcycle while you’re riding. It tells
you how to evaluate each problem and
what actions you can take to try to resume
riding. If the problem cannot be safely
solved, this section also gives instructions
on the proper way to have your
motorcycle transported.
For information about transporting your
motorcycle, see page 179 .
General Guidelines ..............................
If Your Engine Quits or
Won’t Start ..........................................
If You Have a Flat Tire .......................
If Your Engine Overheats ...................
If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator
Lights ...................................................
If a Fuse Blows....................................
If You Crash ........................................
If You Lose Your Key ........................
If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead) .......
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182
183
188
202
204
205
209
210
211
181
09/09/17 11:31:56 31MFJ630 0191 Taking Care of the Unexpected
General Guidelines
Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained
is the best way to reduce the possibility of
having a problem on the road.
Remember to take along your owner’s
manual, the tool kit that came with your
motorcycle, and any other items (such as
tire repair supplies and additional tools)
that might help you solve a problem on
your own.
182 Taking Care of the Unexpected
Should you ever have a problem while
riding, please follow these guidelines:
Always put personal safety first.
Take time to assess the situation and
your options before deciding what to do.
If the problem is relatively minor and
you have the tools, supplies, and skills
to make a temporary repair, be sure to
have permanent repairs made as soon as
possible.
Do not continue riding if you are hurt or
your motorcycle is not in safe riding
condition.
Additional recommendations for specific
problems follow.
09/09/17 11:32:01 31MFJ630 0192 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start
Proper operation and maintenance can
prevent starting and engine performance
problems. In many cases, the cause of the
problem may be a simple operational
oversight.
If you have a problem starting the
engine−or experience poor engine
performance−the following information
may help you. If you can’t correct the
problem, see your Honda dealer.
If your motorcycle won’t start, listen as
you press the start button. If you don’t
hear the starter motor turning, refer to the
Starter motor doesn’t operate symptom. If
you can hear the starter motor working
normally, refer to the Starter motor works,
but the engine won’t start symptom.
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09/09/17 11:32:14 31MFJ630 0193 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start
SYMPTOM: Starter motor doesn’t operate.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
ignition switch OFF
Turn the ignition switch ON.
transmission not in neutral
Shift into neutral.
side stand down (when
Put the transmission in neutral or raise the side
transmission not in neutral)
stand and pull the clutch lever in.
blown fuse
Replace with a new fuse of the same rating
(page 205 ).
battery lead loose
Tighten the battery lead.
low (or dead) battery
Charge the battery (page 165 ). If charging doesn’t
help, see your Honda dealer.
faulty starter motor
If all possible causes are negative, the starter
motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer.
184 Taking Care of the Unexpected
09/09/17 11:32:27 31MFJ630 0194 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start
SYMPTOM: Starter motor works, but the engine won’t start.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
engine stop switch OFF
Turn the engine stop switch to RUN.
out of fuel
Fill the fuel tank.
flooded engine
See F looded Engine (page 55 ).
Install the ignition coil connectors and ignition coils
loose or unconnected
securely. If the engine still won’t start, see your
ignition coil connectors and
Honda dealer.
ignition coils
Tighten the battery terminal bolts.
loose battery cables
weak battery
Charge the battery (page 165 ). If charging doesn’t
help, see your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:32:42 31MFJ630 0195 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start
SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but stalls as you shift into gear.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
side stand down
Raise the side stand. Start again.
SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
idles roughly, too fast, stalls
See your Honda dealer.
overheating
Check the coolant temperature meter. Refer to If
Y our Engine Overheats, page 202 .
low oil pressure
Check the low oil pressure indicator. Refer to If
the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights,
page 204 .
runs erratically, misfires
May damage catalytic converter.
See your Honda dealer.
blubbers (rich fuel mixture)
See your Honda dealer.
186 Taking Care of the Unexpected
09/09/17 11:32:53 31MFJ630 0196 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start
SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly (cont’d).
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
See your Honda dealer.
sooty exhaust (rich fuel
mixture)
If applicable, switch to the recommended octane
detonates or pings under
gasoline (page 97 ) or change your brand of
load
gasoline. If the problem persists, see your Honda
dealer.
afterfires (backfires)
May damage catalytic converter.
See your Honda dealer.
pre-ignition (runs on after
May damage catalytic converter.
ignition switched OFF)
See your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:33:00 31MFJ630 0197 If You Have a Flat Tire
A flat tire is always unwelcome,
especially if you are far from help. If you
think you are losing air, or you hit a
pothole or hard object, pull safely to the
side of the road so you can inspect the
tires and assess the situation. (Be sure to
park on a firm, level surface and use the
side stand for support.) You should
examine the tire treads and sidewalls for
foreign objects or damage. If you find a
tire that has been punctured or damaged,
you have two options.
Option 1:
Have Your Motorcycle Transported
If a tire has a major puncture or a cut in
the tread or sidewall, or the bead has come
loose from the rim, there is probably not
much you can do except have your
motorcycle transported to a Honda dealer
188 Taking Care of the Unexpected
or other qualified service facility. Even
with a simple puncture, this may be the
safest and least troublesome solution. For
transporting instructions, see page 179 .
Option 2:
Make a Temporary Roadside Repair
If a tire has only a minor nail puncture and
is not completely flat, you may be able to
make an emergency repair that could
allow you to continue riding to where you
can get the tire replaced or permanently
repaired.
09/09/17 11:33:06 31MFJ630 0198 If You Have a Flat Tire
Riding your motorcycle with a
temporary tire repair can be risky.
If the temporary repair fails, you
can crash and be seriously injured
or killed.
If you must ride with a temporary
tire repair, ride slowly and
carefully and do not exceed 30
mph (50 km/h) until the tire is
permanently repaired or replaced.
repaired. Stop frequently and check the air
pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it
may be unsafe to continue riding. As the
tire gets low, it will affect the handling of
your motorcycle (especially with a
passenger and cargo), and it may overheat
and blow out.
Types of Temporary Repairs
The following types of temporary repairs
generally require a source of air to inflate
the tire. Possible sources include CO2
cartridges or cans of compressed air
designed to inflate a tire.
Due to the uncertainty of any temporary
repair, you should ride slowly (not over
30 mph, 50 km/h) and carefully
(preferably without a passenger or cargo)
until the tire is replaced or permanently
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09/09/17 11:33:11 31MFJ630 0199 If You Have a Flat Tire
Inflate the tire: Tubeless tires have
some self-sealing ability if they are
punctured and the result is usually just a
slow leak. If this is the case, you can try
inflating the tire to see if it will hold air
pressure. If you can see a nail or other
object embedded in the tire tread, do not
remove it at this time.
Plug the hole: The idea here is to do
something to temporarily stop the leak.
If you have a tubeless tire repair kit,
you can pull out the nail and try
inserting an external plug in the
puncture. Follow the instructions that
came with the repair kit and be sure to
inflate the tire to the correct pressure.
190 Taking Care of the Unexpected
Should You Repair or Replace a
Tire?
We strongly recommend that you replace,
not permanently repair, any tire that is
punctured or damaged, even if the tire has
only a minor puncture. For a full
discussion of repairs and replacement, see
page 150 .
09/09/17 11:33:21 31MFJ630 0200 If You Have a Flat Tire
Emergency Front Wheel
Removal/Installation
RIGHT SIDE
(2)
(3)
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
(1)
We recommend wheel removal be done
only by your Honda dealer or another
qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to
remove the wheel on your own. Wheel
removal requires mechanical skill and
professional tools.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
When removing and installing the wheel,
be careful not to damage the wheel speed
sensor and pulser ring.
(4)
(2)
(1) wheel speed sensor
(CBR600RR ABS only)
(2) bolts (CBR600RR ABS only)
(3) caliper fixing bolts
(4) brake caliper
Removal
1. Park your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface.
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:33:31 31MFJ630 0201 If You Have a Flat Tire
2. Support the motorcycle securely and
raise the front wheel off the ground
using a safety stand or a hoist.
3. Remove the wheel speed sensor ( 1 ) by
removing the bolts ( 2 ).
(CBR600RR ABS only)
4. Remove the caliper fixing bolts ( 3 ) and
remove the right and left brake calipers
( 4 ) from the fork legs.
To avoid damage to the brake hose
during removal, support the caliper
assembly so that it doesn’t hang from
the hose. Do not twist the brake hose.
Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on
the disc or pad surfaces. Any
contamination can cause poor brake
performance or rapid pad wear after
reassembly.
192 Taking Care of the Unexpected
5. Loosen the right and left axle pinch
bolts ( 5 ) and remove the front axle bolt
( 6 ).
RIGHT FRONT
(6)
(5)
(5) axle pinch bolts
(6) front axle bolt
09/09/17 11:33:37 31MFJ630 0202 If You Have a Flat Tire
6. Remove the front axle shaft ( 7 ), wheel
and side collars.
Avoid pressing the brake lever when
the wheel is off the motorcycle. This
will force the caliper pistons out of
the cylinders. The result will be loss
of brake fluid. If this occurs, the
brake system will require service. See
your Honda dealer for this service.
LEFT FRONT
(5)
(7)
(5) axle pinch bolts
(7) front axle shaft
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09/09/17 11:33:50 31MFJ630 0203 If You Have a Flat Tire
Installation
1. Install the side collars and position the
wheel between the fork legs. Insert the
front axle shaft from the left side,
through the left fork leg and wheel hub.
2. Align the end of axle shaft ( 1 ) with the
surface of fork leg ( 2 ).
LEFT FRONT
(3)
(2)
(1)
(1) end of axle shaft
(2) surface of fork leg
(3) front fork
spacers
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3. Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the left
fork leg to the specified torque:
16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m)
4. Tighten the front axle bolt to the
specified torque:
44 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 kgf·m)
5. Make sure that the front fork spacers
( 3 ) are installed into the caliper bracket
properly.
6. Install the right and left brake calipers
onto the fork legs.
To avoid damaging the brake pads,
carefully fit the brake disc ( 4 ) between
the pads.
7. Install the caliper fixing bolts and
tighten to the specified torque:
33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m)
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8. Operate the front brake and pump the
fork several times. Check for free
wheel rotation after the brake is
released. Recheck the wheel if the brake
drags or the wheel does not rotate freely.
9. If the clearances between each surface
of the brake disc and the brake caliper
body ( 5 ) (not the brake pads) are
symmetrical, follow next step.
If the clearances are not symmetrical,
loosen the left axle pinch bolts and pull
the left fork outward or push inward to
adjust the clearance. Then follow the
next step.
Visually check that the clearances
between each surface of the brake disc
and the brake caliper body (not the
brake pads) are symmetrical.
(5)
(5)
(4)
(4) brake disc
(5) brake caliper body
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:34:04 31MFJ630 0205 If You Have a Flat Tire
10. Tighten the axle pinch bolts on the right
fork leg to the specified torque:
16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m)
11. Install the wheel speed sensor and
tighten the bolts, then check the
clearance between the wheel speed
sensor and the pulser ring.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
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If a torque wrench was not used for
installation, see your Honda dealer as soon
as possible to verify proper assembly.
Improper assembly may lead to loss of
braking capability.
09/09/17 11:34:13 31MFJ630 0206 If You Have a Flat Tire
RIGHT REAR
Emergency Rear Wheel
Removal/Installation
(1)
(2)
Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page 76 .
We recommend wheel removal be done
only by your Honda dealer or another
qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to
remove the wheel on your own. Wheel
removal requires mechanical skill and
professional tools.
(CBR600RR ABS only)
When removing and installing the wheel,
be careful not to damage the wheel speed
sensor and pulser ring.
(7)
(3)
(1) rear axle nut
(2) drive chain lock nut
(3) drive chain adjusting bolt
(7) right chain adjustment plate
Removal
1. Park your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface.
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:34:23 31MFJ630 0207 If You Have a Flat Tire
2. Support the motorcycle securely, raise
the rear wheel off the ground.
3. Loosen the rear axle nut ( 1 ).
4. Loosen the drive chain lock nuts ( 2 )
and turn the drive chain adjusting bolts
( 3 ) so the rear wheel can be moved all
the way forward for maximum drive
chain slack.
5. Remove the rear axle nut and washer.
6. Remove the drive chain ( 4 ) from the
rear wheel sprocket by pushing the rear
wheel forward.
LEFT REAR
(4)
(2)
(3)
(5)
(2) drive chain lock nut
(3) drive chain adjusting bolt
(4) drive chain
(5) rear axle shaft
(6) left chain adjustment plate
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(6)
09/09/17 11:34:32 31MFJ630 0208 If You Have a Flat Tire
7. Remove the rear axle shaft ( 5 ), rear
wheel, left chain adjustment plate ( 6 ),
right chain adjustment plate ( 7 ), rear
brake bracket and side collars from the
swingarm.
To avoid damage to the brake hose
during removal, support the caliper
assembly so that it doesn’t hang from
the hose. Do not twist the brake hose.
Avoid depressing the brake pedal
when the wheel is off the motorcycle.
This will force the caliper piston out
of the cylinder. The result will be a
loss of brake fluid. If this occurs, the
brake system will require service.
See your Honda dealer for this
service.
Installation
1. Install the side collars and position the
wheel and rear brake bracket.
While installing the wheel, carefully
fit the brake disc between the brake
pads to avoid damaging the pads.
Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on
the disc or pad surfaces. Any
contamination can cause poor brake
performance or rapid pad wear after
reassembly.
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:34:43 31MFJ630 0209 If You Have a Flat Tire
2. Make sure that the lug ( 1 ) on the rear
brake bracket is positioned in the slot
( 2 ) on the swingarm ( 3 ).
RIGHT REAR
(2)
(1)
(3)
(1) lug
(2) slot
(3) swingarm
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3. Insert the rear axle shaft from the left
side, through the left swingarm, wheel
hub and rear brake bracket.
4. Install the drive chain by pushing the
rear wheel forward.
5. Install the rear axle nut and tighten the
drive chain adjusting bolts.
Refer to drive chain adjustment
(page 156 ).
6. Tighten the rear axle nut to the
specified torque:
83 lbf·ft (113 N·m , 11.5 kgf·m)
Failure to provide adequate disc-to-rear
brake bracket clearance may damage
the brake discs and impair braking
efficiency.
09/09/17 11:34:47 31MFJ630 0210 If You Have a Flat Tire
7. After installing the wheel, apply the
brake pedal several times, then recheck
the disc for caliper holder to disc
clearance. Do not operate the
motorcycle without adequate clearance.
If a torque wrench was not used for
installation, see your Honda dealer as soon
as possible to verify proper assembly.
Improper assembly may lead to loss of
braking capability.
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09/09/17 11:34:54 31MFJ630 0211 If Your Engine Overheats
Normally, the coolant temperature on your
temperature meter will rise and then level
off. Hot weather may cause the
temperature to rise higher than normal. So
will temporary stress such as climbing a
hill. If you’re stuck in stop-and-go traffic,
the temperature may climb some, but the
radiator fan is designed to prevent
overheating. Be aware of these variations
as you monitor the meter.
If the coolant temperature display begins
to flash and the high coolant temperature
indicator comes on for no apparent reason,
pull safely to the side of the road. If
possible, park in a shady area.
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Continuing to ride with an overheated
engine can cause serious engine damage.
A steaming engine indicates a coolant
leak. Shut the engine off and wait until
the steaming stops. Look for a leak, but
don’t touch the engine or radiator
system. Let everything cool off first.
If there’s no obvious problem, leave the
engine on so the fan and coolant
circulating system can continue
working. Monitor the temperature meter.
The temperature may drop to the
normal range after a brief stop with no
load on the engine.
09/09/17 11:35:01 31MFJ630 0212 If Your Engine Overheats
Check the radiator fan.
If the fan is not working, turn the
engine off. Open the fuse box
(page 207 ) and check the radiator fan
fuse. If the fuse is blown, replace it
with the proper (same rating) spare fuse.
Start the engine. If the coolant
temperature display flashes and the high
coolant temperature indicator comes on,
turn the engine off.
If the radiator fan is working, visually
check the coolant level in the reserve
tank, located behind the lower cowl
(page 94 ). It isn’t necessary to touch
the radiator system.
If the reserve tank is low or empty, don’t
ride without adding coolant (page 111 ).
After adding coolant, turn the engine on
and check the temperature meter.
If the temperature doesn’t drop, do not
ride. The engine needs repair. Transport
your motorcycle to a Honda dealer
(page 179 ).
If the temperature drops to normal,
check the coolant level. If it has gone
down, add more coolant.
If you are able to resume riding, continue
to monitor the meter frequently.
If there’s a mild leak, you can ride for
awhile, carefully watching the meter. Be
prepared to stop and add more coolant or
water. If the leak is bad, transport your
motorcycle to a Honda dealer (page 179 ).
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09/09/17 11:35:09 31MFJ630 0213 If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Lights
If you check your engine oil level
regularly, you should never see the low oil
pressure indicator while riding. Normally,
it will only light momentarily when you
turn the ignition switch ON. Occasionally,
it may flicker at or near idling speed.
Low oil pressure may be caused by an oil
leak, a low oil level, or some problem in
the engine’s lubrication system.
If the indicator comes on while you’re
riding, don’t ignore it. Pull safely to the
side of the road. If possible, pull the clutch
lever in and coast to a stop. Stop the
engine as soon as it’s safe to do so.
204 Taking Care of the Unexpected
Continuing to ride with low oil pressure
can cause serious engine damage.
Check for an oil leak.
Then check the oil level. If necessary,
add the recommended oil (page 101 ) to
the upper level mark. If you must leave
your motorcycle to get oil, secure it as
much as possible.
After adding oil, start the engine, and
check that the low oil pressure indicator
goes off. Check for a possible leak.
If the indicator goes off and there is no
leak –– resume riding. If there is a leak ––
do not ride the motorcycle until the leak is
repaired by a Honda dealer.
09/09/17 11:35:20 31MFJ630 0214 If a Fuse Blows
All of the electrical circuits on your
motorcycle have fuses to protect them
from damage caused by excess current
flow (short circuit or overload).
If something electrical on your motorcycle
stops working, the first thing you should
check for is a blown fuse.
Determine from the chart on the circuit
fuse box cover which fuse or fuses control
that component. Check those fuses first,
but check all the fuses before looking
elsewhere for another possible cause of
the problem. Replace any blown fuses and
check component operation.
Main fuse (and spare) are located on the
starter motor magnetic switch under the
front seat.
The circuit fuse box (including spare
fuses) is located under the front seat.
Recommended Fuses
main fuse
other fuses
30A
CBR600RR:
10A, 20A
CBR600RR ABS:
10A, 20A, 30A
1. To prevent an accidental short circuit,
turn the ignition switch OFF before
checking or replacing the fuses.
2. Remove the front seat (page 92 ).
(cont’d)
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205
09/09/17 11:35:29 31MFJ630 0215 If a Fuse Blows
UNDER FRONT SEAT
(5)
(3) (1)
(2)
Main Fuse Access:
3. To access the main fuse ( 1 ), disconnect
the wire connector ( 2 ) of the starter
magnetic switch ( 3 ).
4. Pull the main fuse out. If it is blown ( 4 ),
install the spare main fuse ( 5 ).
MAIN FUSE
(1) main fuse
(2) wire connector
(3) starter magnetic switch
(5) spare main fuse
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(4)
(4) blown fuse
5. Reconnect the wire connector.
09/09/17 11:35:39 31MFJ630 0216 If a Fuse Blows
Circuit Fuse Access:
6. Release the tabs ( 6 ), then remove the
fuse box cover ( 7 ).
7. To check or replace a circuit fuse, pull
the old fuse out of its retaining clips.
Look for a burned wire inside the fuse.
If the fuse is blown ( 8 ), replace it with
a spare fuse ( 9 ) of the same rating.
UNDER FRONT SEAT
(6)
(7)
If you do not have a replacement fuse with
the proper rating for the circuit, install one
with a lower rating.
Replacing a f use with one that has a
higher rating greatly increases the chance
of damage to the electrical system.
(6) tabs
(7) fuse box cover
(9) spare fuses
(9)
(cont’d)
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09/09/17 11:35:47 31MFJ630 0217 If a Fuse Blows
CIRCUIT FUSE
(8)
(8) blown fuse
8. Install the fuse box cover.
9. Install the front seat.
If you do not have a spare fuse and you
cannot ride the motorcycle without fixing
the problem, take a fuse of the same rating
or a lower rating from one of the other
circuits that you can do without
temporarily.
If you replace a blown fuse with a spare
fuse that has a lower rating, replace the
fuse with the correct rating as soon as you
can. Also remember to replace any spare
fuses that were installed.
If the replacement fuse of the same rating
burns out in a short time, there is probably
a serious electrical problem on your
motorcycle. Leave the blown fuse in that
circuit and have your motorcycle checked
by your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:35:53 31MFJ630 0218 If You Crash
Personal safety is your first priority after a
crash. If you or anyone else has been
injured, take time to assess the severity of
the injuries and whether it is safe to
continue riding. Call for emergency
assistance if needed. Also follow
applicable laws and regulations if another
person or vehicle is involved in the crash.
If you decide that you are capable of
riding safely, first evaluate the condition
of your motorcycle. If the engine is still
running, turn it off and look it over
carefully; inspect it for fluid leaks, check
the tightness of critical nuts and bolts, and
secure such parts as the handlebar, control
levers, brakes, and wheels.
If there is minor damage, or you are
unsure about possible damage, ride slowly
and cautiously. Sometimes, crash damage
is hidden or not immediately apparent, so
you should have your motorcycle
thoroughly checked at a qualified service
facility as soon as possible. Also, be sure
to have your Honda dealer check the
frame and suspension after any serious
crash.
If your motorcycle cannot be ridden, see
Transporting Your Motorcycle, page 179 .
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209
09/09/17 11:35:59 31MFJ630 0219 If You Lose Your Key
You should receive a key number plate
( 1 ) with your keys. Store this plate in a
safe place.
Be sure to record your key number in the
Quick Reference section at the rear of the
manual. You’ll need this number to have a
duplicate key made.
transport your motorcycle to them or the
nearest Honda dealer. The dealer will
probably have to remove the ignition
switch assembly to find the key number so
they can make a key for you.
(1)
A lost key won’t be a problem if you take
preventative action. Store one duplicate
key in a safe place at home and carry a
second duplicate in your wallet.
If you lose your key and aren’t carrying a
duplicate, either get your spare or have
one made. If you don’t know your key
number, call the dealer where you
purchased your Honda. They may have it
listed in their records. If they don’t,
210 Taking Care of the Unexpected
(1) key number plate
09/09/17 11:36:04 31MFJ630 0220 If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)
Jump starting is not recommended,
especially if you use an automobile battery.
The greater amperage of an automobile
battery when the car engine is running can
damage your motorcycle’s electrical
system.
Bump starting is also not recommended.
If you can’t charge the battery or it
appears unable to hold a charge, contact
your Honda dealer.
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09/09/17 11:36:06 31MFJ630 0221 212 Taking Care of the Unexpected
09/09/17 11:36:14 31MFJ630 0222 Technical Information
This section contains dimensions,
capacities, and other technical data, plus
information on government requirements
and how to break-in your motorcycle.
Vehicle Identification..........................
Specifications ......................................
Break-in Guidelines ............................
Emission Control Systems ..................
Catalytic Converter .............................
Oxygenated Fuels ................................
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214
217
224
225
232
233
213
09/09/17 11:36:20 31MFJ630 0223 Vehicle Identification
Serial Numbers
The VIN and engine serial number are
required when you register your
motorcycle. They may also be required
when ordering replacement parts. You
may record these numbers in the Quick
Reference section at the rear of this
manual.
The VIN (vehicle identification number)
is stamped on the right side of the steering
head and also appears on the Safety
Certification Label attached to the left
side of the steering head.
LEFT SIDE
(1)
(1) VIN
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09/09/17 11:36:26 31MFJ630 0224 Vehicle Identification
RIGHT SIDE
The engine number ( 3 ) is stamped on the
top of the crankcase.
RIGHT SIDE
(3)
(2)
(2) VIN
(3) engine number
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215
09/09/17 11:36:32 31MFJ630 0225 Vehicle Identification
UNDER REAR SEAT
Color Label & Code
(1)
The color label ( 1 ) is attached on the rear
fender under the rear seat. Remove the
rear seat (page 93 ) to check the label.
The color code is helpful when ordering
replacement parts. You may record the
color and code in the Quick Reference
section at the rear of this manual.
(1) color label
216 Technical Information
09/09/17 11:36:41 31MFJ630 0226 Specifications
Dimensions
overall length
overall width
overall height
wheelbase
ground clearance
79.1 in (2,010 mm)
27.0 in (685 mm)
43.5 in (1,105 mm)
53.9 in (1,370 mm)
5.3 in (135 mm)
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09/09/17 11:36:54 31MFJ630 0227 Specifications
Fuel & Lubricants
fuel recommendation
fuel tank capacity
engine oil capacity
engine oil
recommendation
drive chain lubricant
cooling system,
recommendation
cooling system,
capacity
premium unleaded gasoline, pump octane number of 91
or higher
4.76 US gal (18.0 )
after disassembly: 3.7 US qt (3.5 )
after draining: 2.9 US qt (2.7 )
after draining & oil filter change: 3.0 US qt (2.8 )
API Service Classification SG or higher except oils
labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service
label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA,
Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil (USA & Canada) or Honda 4stroke oil (Canada only), or an equivalent motorcycle oil
Pro Honda HP chain Lube or an equivalent chain lubricant
designed specifically for use on O-ring chains
Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent high quality ethylene
glycol antifreeze containing corrosion protection inhibitors
specifically recommended for use in aluminum engines
2.99 US qt (2.83 )
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09/09/17 11:37:10 31MFJ630 0228 Specifications
Capacities
passenger
capacity
maximum weight
capacity
operator, one passenger
USA : 366 lb (166 kg)
Canada : 375 lb (170 kg)
rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories
Engine Specifications
36.5 cu-in (599 cm )
displacement
2.64 × 1.67 in (67.0 × 42.5 mm)
bore & stroke
12.2 : 1
compression ratio
IMR9E-9HES (NGK) or
spark plug
VUH27D (DENSO)
(standard)
spark plug gap
0.031 − 0.035 in (0.80 − 0.90 mm) no adjustment
valve clearance
intake
0.008 in (0.20 mm)
(cold)
exhaust 0.011 in (0.28 mm)
1,400 ± 100 rpm
idle speed
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09/09/17 11:37:25 31MFJ630 0229 Specifications
Power Transmission
primary reduction
gear ratio, 1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
final reduction
standard
sprocket sizes
final drive
2.111
2.750
2.000
1.666
1.444
1.304
1.208
2.625
drive (front) sprocket: 16 teeth
driven (rear wheel) sprocket: 42 teeth
chain
DID525HV
or
RK525ROZ6
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09/09/17 11:37:37 31MFJ630 0230 Specifications
Chassis & Suspension
23°55’
caster
3.9 in (98 mm)
trail
120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
tire size, front
DUNLOP Qualifier PTG
BRIDGESTONE BT015F RADIAL F
180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
tire size, rear
DUNLOP Qualifier PTG
BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL E
radial-ply, tubeless
tire type
36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm )
tire pressure, front
(cold)
42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm )
tire pressure, rear
(cold)
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09/09/17 11:37:50 31MFJ630 0231 Specifications
Electrical
battery
generator
Lights
headlight
brake/tail light
turn signal lights
position light
license light
12V − 8.6 Ah
0.34 kW/5,000 rpm
CBR600RR:
CBR600RR ABS: 0.38 kW/5,000 rpm
12V − 55W (2 bulbs)
LED
12V − 21/5W (front)
12V − 21W (rear)
LED
LED
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09/09/17 11:38:04 31MFJ630 0232 Specifications
Fuses
main
other fuses
30A
10A, 20A
CBR600RR:
CBR600RR ABS: 10A, 20A, 30A
Torque Specifications
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m , 3.1 kgf·m)
engine oil drain bolt
19 lbf·ft (26 N·m , 2.7 kgf·m)
engine oil filter
44 lbf·ft (59 N·m , 6.0 kgf·m)
front wheel axle
bolt
33 lbf·ft (45 N·m , 4.6 kgf·m)
front wheel caliper
fixing bolts
16 lbf·ft (22 N·m , 2.2 kgf·m)
front wheel axle
pinch bolts
83 lbf·ft (113 N·m , 11.5 kgf·m)
rear wheel axle nut
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223
09/09/17 11:38:08 31MFJ630 0233 Break-in Guidelines
Help assure your motorcycle’s future
reliability and performance by paying
extra attention to how you ride during the
first 300 miles (500 km).
During this period, avoid full-throttle
starts and rapid acceleration.
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09/09/17 11:38:14 31MFJ630 0234 Emission Control Systems
Exhaust Emission Requirements
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), the California Air
Resources Board (CARB), and
Environment Canada (EC) require that
your motorcycle comply with applicable
exhaust emissions standards during its
useful life, when operated and maintained
according to the instructions provided.
The Vehicle Emission Control
Information label ( 1 ) ( 2 ) is attached on
the rear fender under the rear seat.
UNDER REAR SEAT
(2)
(1)
(1) vehicle emission control information
label
(2) vehicle emission control information
label (Canada only)
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09/09/17 11:38:19 31MFJ630 0235 Emission Control Systems
Noise Emission Requirements
The EPA also requires that motorcycles
built after January 1, 1983 comply with
applicable noise emission standards for
one year or 3,730 miles (6,000 km) after
the time of sale to the ultimate purchaser,
when operated and maintained according
to the instructions provided.
Warranty Compliance
Compliance with the terms of the
Distributor’s Warranties for Honda
Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is
necessary in order to keep the emissions
system warranty in effect. (USA only)
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Source of Exhaust Emissions
The combustion process produces carbon
monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx)
and hydrocarbons (HC). Control of
hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen is
very important because, under certain
conditions, they react to form
photochemical smog when subjected to
sunlight. Carbon monoxide does not react
in the same way, but it is toxic.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various
systems to reduce carbon monoxide,
oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons.
09/09/17 11:38:24 31MFJ630 0236 Emission Control Systems
Exhaust Emission Control System
The exhaust emission control system
includes an oxidation catalyst, a secondary
air supply system, and a PGM-FI system.
No adjustment to these systems should be
made although periodic inspection of all
components is recommended.
PGM-FI System
The PGM-FI system uses dual sequential
fuel injection. It has four subsystems: Air
Intake, Engine Control, Fuel Control, and
Exhaust Control.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) uses
various sensors to determine how much air
is going into the engine. It then controls
how much fuel to inject under all
operating conditions.
Ignition Timing Control System
The system constantly adjusts the ignition
timing, reducing the amount of HC, CO
and NOx produced.
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227
09/09/17 11:38:29 31MFJ630 0237 Emission Control Systems
Secondary Air Injection System
The secondary air injection system
introduces filtered air into the exhaust
gases in the exhaust port. The secondary
air injection system helps improve
emission control performance.
Oxidation Catalytic Converter
The oxidation catalytic converter is in the
exhaust system. Through chemical
reactions, they convert HC and CO in the
engine’s exhaust to carbon dioxide (CO2)
and water vapor.
228 Technical Information
Evaporative Emission Control System
(California only)
This motorcycle complies with the
requirements of the California Air
Resources Board (CARB) evaporative
emission regulations. Fuel vapor from the
fuel tank is directed into the charcoal
canister and air cleaner where it is
absorbed and stored while the engine is
stopped. When the engine is running and
the purge control solenoid valve is open,
fuel vapor in the charcoal canister and air
cleaner is drawn into the engine through
the throttle body.
09/09/17 11:38:35 31MFJ630 0238 Emission Control Systems
Crankcase Emission Control System
The engine is equipped with a closed
crankcase system to prevent discharging
crankcase emissions into the atmosphere.
Blow-by gas is returned to the combustion
chamber through the air cleaner and the
intake manifold.
Problems That May Affect Motorcycle
Exhaust Emissions
If you are aware of any of the following
symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and
repaired by your authorized Honda
motorcycle dealer.
Symptoms:
1. Hard starting or stalling after starting
2. Rough idle
3. Misfiring or backfiring during
acceleration
4. After-burning (backfiring)
5. Poor performance (driveability) and
poor fuel economy
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09/09/17 11:38:41 31MFJ630 0239 Emission Control Systems
Noise Emission Control System
TAMPERING WITH THE NOISE
CONTROL SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED:
U. S. federal law prohibits, or Canadian
provincial laws may prohibit the following
acts or the causing thereof: ( 1 ) The
removal or rendering inoperative by any
person, other than for purposes of
maintenance, repair or replacement, of any
device or element of design incorporated
into any new vehicle for the purpose of
noise control prior to its sale or delivery to
the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use;
or ( 2 ) the use of the vehicle after such
device or element of design has been
removed or rendered inoperative by any
person.
230 Technical Information
AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED
TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE
THE FOLLOWING ACTS:
1. Removal of, or puncturing the muffler,
baffles, header pipes or any other
component which conducts exhaust
gases.
2. Removal of, or puncturing of any part
of the intake system.
3. Lack of proper maintenance.
4. Replacing any moving parts of the
vehicle, or parts of the exhaust or intake
system, with parts other than those
specified by the manufacturer.
09/09/17 11:38:45 31MFJ630 0240 Emission Control Systems
Fuel Permeation Emission Control
System
This vehicle complies with the Fuel
Permeation Emission Control regulations
of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), the California Air
Resources Board (CARB), and
Environment Canada (EC). The fuel tank,
fuel hoses, and fuel vapor charge hoses
used on this vehicle incorporate fuel
permeation control technologies.
Tampering with the fuel tank, fuel hoses,
or fuel vapor charge hoses to reduce or
defeat the effectiveness of the fuel
permeation technologies is prohibited by
federal regulations.
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231
09/09/17 11:38:50 31MFJ630 0241 Catalytic Converter
This motorcycle is equipped with an
oxidation catalytic converter.
The catalytic converter contains precious
metals that serve as catalysts, promoting
chemical reactions to convert the exhaust
gasses without affecting the metals.
The catalytic converter acts on HC and
CO. A replacement unit must be an
original Honda part or its equivalent.
The catalytic converter must operate at a
high temperature for the chemical
reactions to take place. It can set fire to
any combustible materials that come near
it. Park your motorcycle away from high
grasses, dry leaves, or other flammables.
A defective catalytic converter contributes
to air pollution, and can impair your
232 Technical Information
engine’s performance. Follow these
guidelines to protect your motorcycle’s
catalytic converter.
Always use unleaded gasoline. Even a
small amount of leaded gasoline can
contaminate the catalyst metals, making
the catalytic converter ineffective.
Keep the engine in good running
condition. A poorly running engine can
cause the catalytic converter to overheat
causing damage to the converter or the
motorcycle.
If your engine is misfiring, backfiring,
stalling, or otherwise not running
properly, stop riding and turn off the
engine. Have your motorcycle serviced
as soon as possible.
09/09/17 11:38:57 31MFJ630 0242 Oxygenated Fuels
Some conventional gasolines are being
blended with alcohol or an ether
compound. These gasolines are
collectively referred to as oxygenated
fuels. To meet clean air standards, some
areas of the United States and Canada use
oxygenated fuels to help reduce emissions.
If you use an oxygenated fuel, be sure it is
unleaded and meets the minimum octane
rating requirement.
Before using an oxygenated fuel, try to
confirm the fuel’s contents. Some states/
provinces require this information to be
posted on the pump.
The following are the EPA-approved
percentages of oxygenates:
ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10%
by Volume
You may use gasoline containing up to
10% ethanol by volume. Gasoline
containing ethanol may be marketed
under the name ‘‘Gasohol’’.
MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) 15%
by Volume
You may use gasoline containing up to
15% MTBE by volume.
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233
09/09/17 11:39:03 31MFJ630 0243 Oxygenated Fuels
METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol)
5% by Volume
You may use gasoline containing
methanol containing up to 5% methanol
by volume as long as it also contains
cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors to
protect the fuel system. Gasoline
containing more than 5% methanol by
volume may cause starting and/or
performance problems. It may also
damage metal, rubber, and plastic parts
of your fuel system.
If you notice any undesirable operating
symptoms, try another service station or
switch to another brand of gasoline.
234 Technical Information
Fuel system damage or performance
problems resulting from the use of an
oxygenated fuel containing more than the
percentages of oxygenates mentioned
above are not covered under warranty.
Oxygenated fuels can damage paint and
plastic. Be careful not to spill fuel when
filling the fuel tank. Wipe up any spills
immediately.
Oxygenated f uels can damage paint and
plastic. Damage caused by spilled f uel is
not covered by warranty.
09/09/17 11:39:12 31MFJ630 0244 Consumer Information
This section contains information on your
warranty and how to get an official Honda
Service Manual.
Authorized Manuals ............................
Warranty Coverage .............................
Warranty Service .................................
Contacting Honda................................
Your Honda Dealer .............................
The Honda Rider’s Club
(USA only) ..........................................
Reporting Safety Defects
(USA only) ..........................................
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244
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09/09/17 11:39:20 31MFJ630 0245 Authorized Manuals
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09/09/17 11:39:53 31MFJ630 0248 Warranty Coverage
Your new Honda is covered by these
warranties:
Motorcycle Limited Warranty
Emission Control System Warranty
Noise Control Warranty
There are responsibilities, restrictions, and
exclusions which apply to these warranties.
Please read the Warranties Booklet given
to you by your Honda dealer at the time of
purchase. Be sure to keep your Honda
owner’s card with your Warranties
Booklet (USA only).
Your warranty coverage will not be
voided if you choose to perform your own
maintenance. However, you should have
the proper tools and service information
and be mechanically qualified. Failures
that occur due directly to improper
maintenance are not covered.
Almost all of your warranty coverage can
be extended through the Honda Protection
Plan (USA only). For more information,
see your Honda dealer.
It is important to realize that your
warranty applies to defects in material or
workmanship of your Honda. Your
warranty coverage does not apply to
normal wear or deterioration associated
with using the motorcycle.
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09/09/17 11:39:59 31MFJ630 0249 Warranty Service
Please remember that recommended
maintenance interval servicing is not
included in your warranty coverage.
Additionally, your warranty does not
apply to the normal wear of items (such as
brakes, tires, etc.).
If you believe you have a problem with
your motorcycle, call the service
department of your Honda dealer. Make
an appointment for an inspection and
diagnosis. Remember, as the owner of the
motorcycle, you will be asked to authorize
that inspection. Your dealer will give you
the results of the inspection. If the
problem is covered under warranty, your
dealer will perform the warranty repairs
for you.
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If you have questions about warranty
coverage or the nature of the repair, it is
best to talk to the Service Manager of your
Honda dealer.
Sometimes, in spite of the best intentions
of all concerned, a misunderstanding may
occur. If you aren’t satisfied with your
dealer’s handling of the situation, we
suggest you discuss your problem with the
appropriate member of the dealership’s
management team. If the problem has
already been reviewed with the Service
Manager, Parts Manager, Sales Manager,
etc., contact the Owner of the dealership
or their designated representative.
09/09/17 11:40:06 31MFJ630 0250 Contacting Honda
Your owner’s manual was written to cover
most of the questions you might ask about
your Honda. Any questions not answered
in the owner’s manual can be answered by
your Honda dealer. If your dealer doesn’t
have the answer right away, they will get
it for you.
Motorcycle Division, American Honda
Motor Co., Inc., P.O. Box 2200, Torrance,
CA 90509-2200, Mailstop: 100-4C-7B,
Telephone: (866) 784-1870.
If you have a difference of opinion with
your dealer, please remember that each
dealership is independently owned and
operated. That’s why it’s important to
work to resolve any differences at the
dealership level.
Please include the following information
in your letter:
name, address, and telephone number
product model, year, and VIN
date of purchase
dealer name and address
If you wish to comment on your
experiences with your Honda or with your
dealer, please send your comments to the
following address (USA only):
We will likely ask your Honda dealer to
respond, or possibly acknowledge your
comments directly.
Canada: Refer to the Warranties Booklet
that was supplied with your vehicle.
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09/09/17 11:40:12 31MFJ630 0251 Your Honda Dealer
Once you purchase your new Honda, get
familiar with the organization of your
Honda dealer so you can utilize the full
range of services available.
The service department is there to perform
regular maintenance and unexpected
repairs. It has the latest available service
information from Honda. The service
department will also handle warranty
inspections and repairs.
The parts department offers Honda
Genuine Parts, Pro Honda products,
Honda Genuine Accessories (USA only),
and Honda accessories and products
(Canada only). The same quality that went
into your Honda can be found in Honda
Genuine replacement parts. You’ll also
find comparable quality in the accessories
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and products available from the parts
department.
The sales department offers the Honda
Protection Plan to extend almost all of
your warranty coverage (USA only).
Your Honda dealer can inform you about
competition and other riding events in
your area. You’ll also find that your dealer
is a source of information about safety
training available in your local area and
the Honda Rider’s Club of America (USA
only).
We’re sure you’ll be as pleased with the
service your Honda dealer continues to
provide after the sale as you are with the
quality and dependability of your Honda.
09/09/17 11:40:17 31MFJ630 0252 The Honda Rider’s Club (USA only)
You may be eligible for a Honda Rider’s
Club of America (HRCA) membership
with the purchase of your new Honda.
You can log on to the HRCA Clubhouse
website for details at www.hrca.honda.
com.
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09/09/17 11:40:22 31MFJ630 0253 Reporting Safety Defects (USA only)
If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at
1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-4249153); go to http://www.saf ercar.gov;
or write to: Administrator, NHTSA,
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints,
it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your
dealer, or American Honda Motor Co.,
Inc.
You can also obtain other information
about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.saf ercar.gov.
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09/09/17 11:40:24 31MFJ630 0254 Consumer Information
245
09/09/17 11:40:30 31MFJ630 0255 Index
A
accessories ................................................ 5
air pressure, tires ................................... 143
American Honda, contacting................ 241
apparel, protective .................................. 42
appearance care .................................... 166
authorized manuals ............................... 236
B
bank angle sensor ................................... 55
battery ................................................... 161
brakes,
fluid................................................... 138
front lever adjustment ...................... 137
pad wear............................................ 141
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braking .................................................... 59
break-in guidelines ............................... 224
button,
SEL ............................. 14, 22, 29, 32, 38
RESET.................. 14, 22, 29, 30, 32, 38
C
capacity, fuel .......................................... 98
care, appearance ................................... 166
catalytic converter ................................ 232
chain, drive ........................................... 153
cleaning, appearance care .................... 166
clock, digital ..................................... 19, 32
clutch system ........................................ 116
color label ............................................. 216
09/09/17 11:40:36 31MFJ630 0256 Index
Combined ABS
(CBR600RR ABS) ................................ 62
Combined ABS indicator
(CBR600RR ABS) ................................ 64
compartment, owner’s manual ............... 91
consumer information .......................... 235
controls & features ................................. 35
coolant................................................... 110
coolant temperature meter........ 19, 26, 202
cowl removal,
lower ............................................. 94, 95
middle ................................................. 96
customer service ................................... 241
D
damping, suspension,
front .................................................. 129
rear .................................................... 133
defects, reporting safety ....................... 244
digital clock ...................................... 19, 32
display,
check ................................................... 17
multi-function ..................................... 25
drive chain ............................................ 153
E
emission control systems ...................... 225
(cont’d)
Index
247
09/09/17 11:40:41 31MFJ630 0257 Index
engine,
flooded ................................................ 55
low oil pressure................................. 204
number .............................................. 215
oil ...................................................... 100
overheats ........................................... 202
pinging ................................................ 97
starting ................................................ 53
stop switch .......................................... 36
stopping............................................... 56
won’t start ......................................... 183
environment .......................................... 180
F
flat tire................................................... 188
flooded engine ........................................ 55
fuel,
gauge ................................................... 23
oxygenated........................................ 233
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recommendation ................................. 97
tank capacity ....................................... 98
fuses ...................................................... 205
G
gap, spark plug ............................. 124, 219
gasohol .................................................. 233
gasoline ................................................... 97
gauges, indicators & displays ................. 14
H
headlight dimmer switch ........................ 37
helmet holder .......................................... 68
HESD (Honda Electronic Steering
Damper) .................................................. 39
high coolant temperature
indicator .............................. 14, 20, 27, 202
high beam indicator .......................... 14, 21
09/09/17 11:40:47 31MFJ630 0258 Index
Honda,
contacting ......................................... 241
dealer................................................. 242
Rider’s Club...................................... 243
service manual .................................. 236
horn button .............................................. 38
K
key, lost ................................................. 210
kit, tool .................................................... 90
L
I
identification, vehicle ........................... 214
ignition cut-off system,
bank angle ........................................... 55
side stand .................................... 53, 152
ignition switch ........................................ 35
indicators................................................. 14
inspection, pre-ride ................................. 45
labels, safety ............................................. 7
lamp check .............................................. 15
limit, weight ............................................ 49
load limits ............................................... 49
loading guidelines................................... 49
lock, steering ........................................... 67
lower cowl removal .......................... 94, 95
Index
249
09/09/17 11:40:54 31MFJ630 0259 Index
M
maintenance,
component locations........................... 87
importance .......................................... 74
periodic ............................................... 78
record .................................................. 85
safety................................................... 75
schedule .............................................. 80
manual, service ..................................... 236
maximum weight limit ........................... 49
meter check ............................................. 16
modifications ............................................ 6
N
numbers, serial ...................................... 214
250 Index
O
odometer ........................................... 19, 29
oil,
engine................................................ 100
low pressure.......................... 14, 21, 204
operation component locations .............. 11
overheat, engine.................................... 202
owner’s manual storage .......................... 91
oxygenated fuels................................... 233
P
parking .................................................... 66
pinging, engine ....................................... 97
plugs, spark ........................................... 120
pre-load, suspension,
front .................................................. 128
rear .................................................... 133
09/09/17 11:41:01 31MFJ630 0260 Index
pre-ride inspection .................................. 45
problems, unexpected ........................... 181
protective apparel ................................... 42
R
removal,
lower cowl .................................... 94, 95
middle cowl ........................................ 96
seat ...................................................... 92
reporting safety defects ........................ 244
RESET button .......... 14, 22, 29, 30, 32, 38
rider training ....................................... 3, 44
Rider’s Club, Honda ............................. 243
riding,
basic operation .................................... 51
clothing ............................................... 42
precautions .......................................... 52
safety..................................................... 2
safety precautions ............................... 52
with passenger or cargo ...................... 70
S
safety,
important precautions ......................... 76
labels ..................................................... 7
reporting defects ............................... 244
riding precautions ............................... 52
schedule, maintenance ............................ 80
seat removal ............................................ 92
SEL button...................... 14, 22, 29, 32, 38
sensor, bank angle .................................. 55
serial numbers ....................................... 214
service,
customer............................................ 241
manuals ............................................. 236
warranty ............................................ 240
(cont’d)
Index
251
09/09/17 11:41:05 31MFJ630 0261 Index
shifting gears .......................................... 57
side stand .............................................. 152
side stand ignition cut-off system .. 53, 152
spark knock ............................................. 97
spark plugs ............................................ 120
specifications ........................................ 217
speedometer ...................................... 19, 28
stand, side ............................................. 152
start button .............................................. 36
starting,
engine .................................................. 53
troubleshooting ................................. 183
steering lock ............................................ 67
stop switch, engine ................................. 36
stopping engine ....................................... 56
storage,
motorcycle ........................................ 176
owner’s manual .................................. 91
252 Index
suspension,
front suspension adjustment............. 127
front suspension spring pre-load ...... 128
front suspension damping ................ 129
rear suspension adjustment .............. 132
rear suspension spring pre-load........ 133
rear suspension damping .................. 134
switch,
engine stop .......................................... 36
headlight dimmer................................ 37
ignition ................................................ 35
turn signal ........................................... 37
09/09/17 11:41:10 31MFJ630 0262 Index
T
tachometer ........................................ 14, 18
temperature meter, coolant....... 19, 26, 202
theft-prevention tips ............................... 69
throttle ................................................... 114
tire identification no. (TIN).................. 147
tires,
air pressure........................................ 144
flat ..................................................... 188
replacing ........................................... 149
tool kit ..................................................... 90
training, rider ...................................... 3, 44
transporting your motorcycle ............... 179
tripmeter............................................ 19, 29
trouble, unexpected .............................. 181
troubleshooting, starting ....................... 183
turn signal indicators ........................ 14, 18
V
vehicle identification no. (VIN) ........... 214
W
warranty,
coverage ............................................ 239
extended ............................................ 239
service ............................................... 240
washing your motorcycle ..................... 168
weight limit ............................................. 49
wheels,
front removal .................................... 191
rear removal ...................................... 197
Index
253
09/09/17 11:41:22 31MFJ630 0265 Quick Reference
The following is a brief, but important
collection of information you need to
know about your Honda. You’ll also find
space to record important notes.
How to Avoid Costly Repairs
The engine of your Honda can be the most
expensive component to repair. Proper
maintenance, especially the use of the
recommended fluids and filters, prevents
premature wear and damage.
Frequent causes of costly repairs are:
Engine oil –– insufficient quantity,
improper oil.
Air cleaner –– dirty, leaking because of
improper installation (poor seal).
Record important information on the
following page:
Quick Reference
09/09/17 11:41:26 31MFJ630 0266 Quick Reference
VIN
Engine No.
Ignition Key No.
Color Label
Owner’s Name
Address
City/State
Phone
Dealer’s Name
Address
City/State
Phone
Service Mgr.
Quick Reference
09/09/17 11:41:39 31MFJ630 0267 Quick Reference
Scheduled
Maintenance
Pre-ride
Inspection
Periodic
Checks
Fuel/Capacity
Engine Oil
Maximum
Weight
Capacity
Quick Reference
Initial: 600 miles (1,000 km)
Regular: every 4,000 miles (6,400 km)
Check the following items each time before you ride (page 45 ): tires &
wheels, chain, leaks, loose parts, lights, throttle, brakes, indicators.
Check the following items monthly (page 79 ): tires & wheels, fluids,
lights, freeplay, drive chain, fuses, nuts & bolts.
premium unleaded gasoline, pump octane number 91 or higher
4.76 US gal (18.0 )
API Service Classification SG or higher except oils labeled as energy
conserving on the circular API service label,
SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA,
Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil or equivalent
366 lb (166 kg)
375 lb (170 kg) Canada
rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories
09/09/17 11:41:53 31MFJ630 0268 Quick Reference
Tires
Tire Pressure
(cold)
Spark Plugs
Coolant
Fuses
Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
DUNLOP Qualifier PTG or
BRIDGESTONE BT015F RADIAL F
Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
DUNLOP Qualifier PTG or
BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL E
Type: radial-ply, tubeless
Front: 36 psi (250 kPa , 2.50 kgf/cm )
Rear: 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm )
standard: IMR9E-9HES (NGK) or VUH27D (DENSO)
ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50
solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water
main : 30A
other: CBR600RR:
10A, 20A
CBR600RR ABS: 10A, 20A, 30A
Quick Reference
09/09/17 11:42:04 31MFJ630 0269 Quick Reference
These symbols are used in Controls & Features section:
SYMBOL
COMPONENT
START button
RUN − engine stop switch
OFF − engine stop switch
HI − headlight dimmer switch
LO − headlight dimmer switch
turn signal switch
horn button
Quick Reference
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