2018 Gold Wing (GL1800) Owner`s Manual - WA-V

2018 Gold Wing (GL1800) Owner`s Manual - WA-V
Contents
31MKC600
Gold Wing (GL1800)
Motorcycle Safety
P. 2
Operation Guide
P. 18
Maintenance
P. 136
Troubleshooting
P. 172
Information
P. 207
Specifications
P. 233
Index
P. 238
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This publication includes the latest production information available before printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make
changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.
For Navigation System operating instructions, refer to the Navigation System manual.
No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.
The vehicle pictured in this owner’s manual may not match your actual vehicle.
GL1800BD is USA model only.
© 2017 Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of a new
Honda motorcycle. Your selection of a
Honda makes you part of a worldwide
family of satisfied customers who
appreciate Honda’s reputation for building
quality into every product.
To ensure your safety and riding pleasure:
● Read this owner’s manual carefully.
● Follow all recommendations and
procedures contained in this manual.
● Pay close attention to safety messages
contained in this manual and on the
motorcycle.
To protect your investment, we urge you to
take responsibility for keeping your
motorcycle well serviced and maintained.
Also, observe the break-in guidelines, and
always perform the pre-ride inspection and
other periodic checks in this manual.
When service is required, remember that
your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle
best. If you have the required mechanical
“know-how” and tools, you can purchase
an official Honda Service Manual to help
you perform many maintenance and repair
tasks. 2 P. 228
Read the warranty information thoroughly
so that you understand the warranty
coverage and that you are aware of your
rights and responsibilities. 2 P. 229
You may also want to visit our website at
www.powersports.honda.com.
Canada www.honda.ca.
Happy riding!
California Perchlorate Contamination
Prevention Act
CR type batteries in this motorcycle may
contain perchlorate materials - special
handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate/
A Few Words About Safety
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very
important. 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 safety
labels and in this manual. This information
alerts you to potential hazards that could
hurt you or others.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to
warn you about all hazards associated with
operating or maintaining a motorcycle. You
must use your own good judgment.
You will find important safety information
in a variety of forms, including:
● Safety labels on the motorcycle
● Safety Messages preceded by a safety
alert symbol
and one of three signal
words: DANGER, WARNING, or
CAUTION.
These signal words mean:
DANGER
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you don’t follow instructions.
WARNING
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you don’t follow instructions.
CAUTION
You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow
instructions.
Other important information is
provided under the following
titles:
NOTICE Information to help you avoid
damage to your motorcycle,
other property, or the
environment.
Motorcycle Safety
This section contains important information for safe riding of your motorcycle.
Please read this section carefully.
Safety Guidelines ..................................... P. 3
Safety Labels ............................................ P. 6
Safety Precautions ................................. P. 10
Riding Precautions ................................. P. 13
Accessories & Modifications.................. P. 17
Loading ................................................... P. 17
Safety Guidelines
Safety Guidelines
Always Wear a Helmet
It’s a proven fact: helmets and protective
apparel significantly reduce the number
and severity of head and other injuries. So
always wear an approved motorcycle
helmet and protective apparel. 2 P. 10
Make sure that you are physically fit,
mentally focused and free of alcohol and
drugs.
Check that you and your passenger are
both wearing an approved motorcycle
helmet and protective apparel. Instruct
your passenger on holding onto the grab
rails or your waist, leaning with you in
turns, and keeping their feet on the step
boards, even when the motorcycle is
stopped.
Take Time to Learn & Practice
Even if you have ridden other motorcycles,
practice riding in a safe area to become
familiar with how this motorcycle works
and handles, and to become accustomed
to the motorcycle’s size and weight.
Motorcycle Safety
Follow these guidelines to enhance your
safety:
● Perform all routine and regular
inspections specified in this manual.
● Stop the engine and keep sparks and
flame away before filling the fuel tank.
● Do not run the engine in enclosed or
partly enclosed areas. Carbon monoxide
in exhaust gases is toxic and can kill you.
Before Riding
We recommend that all riders take a
certified 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 tollfree number:
(800) 446-9227.
USA Other riding tips can be found in the
You and Your Motorcycle Riding Tips
booklet that came with your motorcycle.
continued
3
Safety Guidelines
Ride Defensively
Motorcycle Safety
Always pay attention to other vehicles
around you, and do not assume that other
drivers see you. Be prepared to stop quickly
or perform an evasive maneuver.
Make Yourself Easy to See
Make yourself more visible, especially at
night, by wearing bright reflective clothing,
positioning yourself so other drivers can see
you, signaling before turning or changing
lanes, and using your horn when necessary.
Ride within Your Limits
Never ride beyond your personal abilities or
faster than conditions warrant. Fatigue and
inattention can impair your ability to use
good judgment and ride safely.
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Don’t Drink and Ride
Alcohol and riding don’t mix. Even one
alcoholic drink can reduce your ability to
respond to changing conditions, and your
reaction time gets worse with every
additional drink. Don’t drink and ride, and
don’t let your friends drink and ride either.
Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition
It’s important to keep your motorcycle
properly maintained and in safe riding
condition.
Inspect your motorcycle before every ride
and perform all recommended
maintenance.
Never exceed load limits (2 P. 17), and do
not modify your motorcycle or install
accessories that would make your
motorcycle unsafe (2 P. 17).
If You are Involved in a Crash
Personal safety is your first priority. 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 to continue riding, first turn
the ignition switch to OFF, and evaluate the
condition of your motorcycle. Inspect for
fluid leaks, check the tightness of critical
nuts and bolts, and check the handlebars,
control levers, brakes, and wheels. Ride
slowly and cautiously.
Your motorcycle may have suffered
damage that is not immediately apparent.
Have your motorcycle thoroughly checked
at a qualified service facility as soon as
possible.
Safety Guidelines
Emergency Shut-down Procedure for
Motorcycles Equipped with Dual
Clutch Transmission
Unlike standard motorcycles, or its manual
transmission sibling, the GL1800BD/D/DA
with dual clutch transmission does not have
a clutch lever that would provide you with
an additional means to control the engine
power being transmitted to the rear wheel.
Thus, in the unlikely event that you
experience a stuck throttle or other
unintended application of power to the
rear wheel, you should shut down the
engine by use of the engine stop switch
(2 P. 52).
By moving this switch to the
(Stop)
position, you will immediately stop the
engine but maintain all electrical system
functions, including lights and indicators.
Exhaust contains poisonous carbon
monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide can cause loss
of consciousness and may lead to death.
If you run the engine in confined or even
partly enclosed area, the air you breathe
could contain a dangerous amount of
carbon monoxide.
Never run your motorcycle inside a garage
or other enclosure.
WARNING
Running the engine of your
motorcycle while in an enclosed or
even partially enclosed area can
cause a rapid build-up of toxic
carbon monoxide gas.
Motorcycle Safety
GL1800BD/D/DA
Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Breathing this colorless, odorless gas
can quickly cause unconsciousness
and lead to death.
Only run your motorcycle's engine
when it is located in a well
ventilated area outdoors.
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Safety Labels
Safety Labels
Motorcycle Safety
Safety and information labels on your
motorcycle provide important safety
information and may warn you of potential
hazards that could cause serious injury.
Read these labels carefully and don’t
remove them. If a label comes off or
becomes hard to read, contact your dealer
for a replacement.
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GL1800/D/DA
Safety Labels
GL1800DA
GL1800/D
Motorcycle Safety
GL1800/D
GL1800DA
GL1800DA
continued
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Safety Labels
GL1800B/BD
Motorcycle Safety
8
Safety Labels
Motorcycle Safety
9
Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions
●
Motorcycle Safety
Ride cautiously and keep your hands on
the handlebars and feet on the footpegs.
● Keep passenger's hands onto the grab
rails or your waist, passenger's feet on
the step boards while riding.
● Always consider the safety of your
passenger, as well as other drivers and
riders.
❙ Helmet
❙ Gloves
Should be safety-standard certified, highvisibility, and correct size for your head
● Must fit comfortably but securely, with
the chin strap fastened
● Face shield with unobstructed field of
vision or other approved eye protection
Full-finger leather gloves with high
abrasion resistance
USA Look for a DOT (Department of
Transportation) certification label on any
helmet you buy.
❙ Jacket and Pants
Protective Apparel
Make sure that you and any passenger are
wearing an approved motorcycle helmet,
eye protection, and high-visibility protective
clothing. Ride defensively in response to
weather and road conditions.
WARNING
Not wearing a helmet increases the
chance of serious injury or death in a
crash.
Make sure that you and any
passenger always wear an approved
helmet and protective apparel.
10
❙ Boots or Riding Shoes
Sturdy boots with non-slip soles and ankle
protection
Protective, highly visible, long-sleeved
jacket and durable long pants for riding (or
a protective suit)
Safety Precautions
Airbag System
GL1800DA
The airbag system is an integral part of your
motorcycle and is covered by your new vehicle
warranty.
The most important things you need to know
about your airbag are:
● The airbag has a limited but very important
role.
The airbag can reduce the severity of
injuries and help save your life in certain
severe frontal impacts. It cannot prevent all
injuries or deaths that can occur in a crash,
and some crashes are too severe for any
safety feature or system to prevent death.
● The airbag is designed to deploy in a severe
head-on or nearly head-on frontal impact.
The impact can be with another vehicle or
an object, such as a concrete highway
barrier. A severe frontal impact is one in
which the rider would be thrown forward
off the front of the motorcycle.
frontal collision, or in a sideswipe, or if the
motorcycle underrides the rear of another
vehicle.
However, because there are many variables
in a collision, the airbag might not be able
to reduce the severity of injuries to the
rider.
● The airbag might deploy if the front tire
drops into a sharp depression, such as a
pothole, or strikes a hard raised object,
such as a curb.
A brief high rate of deceleration can cause
the airbag to deploy, even though it would
not be needed.
● The airbag is designed to help protect the
rider.
It is not designed to help protect a
passenger.
● The airbag is not intended to replace a
helmet.
Helmets have proven effective in reducing
the severity of head injuries in all types of
crashes. So always wear a helmet, and
make sure a passenger wears one as well.
There are several situations in which the
motorcycle airbag should not deploy. Four of the
more common situations are discussed here.
● If a rider is traveling at a moderate speed
and has a minor frontal collision, such as
running into the rear of a car slowing down
ahead, or stopped at a traffic light, the rate
of deceleration should be low enough for
the rider to either stay on the motorcycle or
receive less than severe injuries to the head
or chest.
● Being struck in the side or rear by another
vehicle can result in very serious injuries.
But since the sensors are attached to the
frame, such a crash cannot be detected by
the sensors. Therefore, the airbag should
not deploy, and it would not be helpful to
the rider even if it did deploy.
● Another situation that should not result in
airbag deployment is if the motorcycle
slides out and goes down on a slippery
surface. Again, the crash would not be
detected or determined to be a severe
frontal impact, and the airbag would not
benefit the rider even if it did deploy.
continued
Motorcycle Safety
This section describes some important safety
precautions. For airbag system components
and features, see “Airbag System.” 2 P. 64
● The airbag might deploy in a severe angled
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Safety Precautions
● Finally, if the motorcycle is involved in a
Motorcycle Safety
sideswipe with a stationary object, such as
a concrete median barrier, or with another
vehicle traveling in the same direction, as
illustrated here, the airbag should not
deploy.
❙ Important Safety Precautions
● Do not install or temporarily attach any
items, such as a map holder, over the
airbag cover or in the area between the
rider’s seat and the handlebars.
This could prevent the airbag from
deploying properly, or cause items to be
propelled by the airbag and possibly hurt
someone.
● Do not tamper with any system
components, including the wires or
connectors.
Doing so could prevent the airbag system
from operating properly or cause
unintended airbag deployment and
possibly serious injury.
● Do not attempt to remove any airbag
components — even temporarily.
This could result in unintended airbag
deployment and injury.
What you should do: Follow all
recommendations in this owner’s manual.
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Riding Precautions
Riding Precautions
Break-in Period
Observe the following guidelines:
● Avoid excessively hard braking and
downshifting.
u Sudden braking can reduce the
motorcycle’s stability.
u Where possible, reduce speed before
turning; otherwise you risk sliding out.
● Exercise caution on low traction surfaces.
u The tires slip more easily on such
surfaces and braking distances are
longer.
● Avoid continuous braking.
u Repeated braking, such as when
descending long, steep slopes can
seriously overheat the brakes,
reducing their effectiveness. Use
engine braking with intermittent use
of the brakes to reduce speed.
● For full braking effectiveness, operate
both the front and rear brakes together.
❙ Combined ABS
Your motorcycle is equipped with a brake
system that distributes the braking force
between the front and rear brakes.
The distribution of the braking force is
applied to both front and rear brakes when
operating the lever and/or pedal.
For full braking effectiveness, operate both
the front and rear brakes together.
Motorcycle Safety
During the first 300 miles (500 km) of
running, follow these guidelines to ensure
your motorcycle’s future reliability and
performance.
● Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid
acceleration.
● Avoid hard braking and rapid downshifts.
● Ride conservatively.
Brakes
The brake feel changes according to the
selected riding mode.
2 P. 118
This model is also equipped with an Antilock Brake System (ABS) designed to help
prevent the brakes from locking up during
hard braking.
● ABS does not reduce braking distance. In
certain circumstances, ABS may result in
a longer stopping distance.
● ABS does not function at speeds below
3 mph (5 km/h).
● The brake lever and pedal may recoil
slightly when applying the brakes. This is
normal.
● Always use the recommended tires to
ensure correct ABS operation.
continued
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Riding Precautions
❙ Engine Braking
Motorcycle Safety
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Engine braking helps slow your motorcycle
down when you release the throttle. For
further slowing action, downshift to a
lower gear. Use engine braking with
intermittent use of the brakes to reduce
speed when descending long, steep slopes.
❙ Wet or Rainy Conditions
Road surfaces are slippery when wet, and
wet brakes further reduce braking
efficiency.
Exercise extra caution when braking in wet
conditions.
If the brakes get wet, apply the brakes
while riding at low speed to help them dry.
Riding in Bad Weather
If you decide to ride your motorcycle in the
rain, fog, or other bad-weather conditions,
ride carefully. Wet road surfaces reduce
traction, especially in turns, and increase
stopping distances when you brake.
If the weather turns bad while you are
riding, take extra care and do not use cruise
control.
When riding in the rain, we recommend
you adjust your windscreen height below
eye level, if possible, for better visibility.
2 P. 134
Riding Precautions
Parking
●
Stand
1. Stop the engine.
2. Using the side stand
Push the side stand down.
Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left
until its weight rests on the side stand.
Using the center stand
GL1800/D/DA
To lower the center stand, stand on the
left side of the motorcycle. Hold the left
handle grip and the left grab rail. Press
down on the tip of the center stand with
your right foot and, simultaneously, pull
up and back.
3. Turn the handlebars fully to the left.
uTurning the handlebars to the right
reduces stability and may cause the
motorcycle to fall.
4. Turn the ignition switch to
(Lock).
2 P. 55
Then, leave your motorcycle while
taking the Honda SMART Key with you.
Deactivate the Honda SMART Key
system if necessary. 2 P. 56
Refueling and Fuel Guidelines
Follow these guidelines to protect the
engine, fuel system and catalytic converter:
● Use only unleaded gasoline.
● Use recommended octane number.
Using lower octane gasoline will result in
decreased engine performance.
● Do not use fuels containing a high
concentration of alcohol. 2 P. 227
● Do not use stale or contaminated
gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture.
● Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel
tank.
continued
Motorcycle Safety
Park on a firm, level surface.
If you must park on a slight incline or
loose surface, park so that the
motorcycle cannot move or fall over.
● Make sure that high-temperature parts
cannot come into contact with
flammable materials.
● Do not touch the engine, muffler, brakes
and other high-temperature parts until
they cool down.
● To reduce the likelihood of theft, always
lock the handlebars (2 P. 55) and leave
your motorcycle while taking the Honda
SMART Key with you. Deactivate the
Honda SMART Key system if necessary.
2 P. 56
Use of an anti-theft device is also
recommended.
●
❙ Parking with the Side Stand or Center
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Riding Precautions
Honda Selectable Torque Control
GL1800/D/DA
Motorcycle Safety
When the Honda selectable torque control
(Torque Control) detects rear wheel spin
during acceleration, the system will limit
the amount of torque applied to the rear
wheel based on the Torque Control level
set according to the selected riding mode.
Torque Control will allow some wheel spin
during acceleration at the lower Torque
Control levels settings. Select a riding mode
that is appropriate for riding conditions.
2 P. 118
Torque Control does not work during
deceleration and will not prevent the rear
wheel from skidding due to engine
braking. Do not close the throttle suddenly,
especially when riding on slippery surfaces.
Torque Control may not compensate for
rough road conditions or rapid throttle
operation. Always consider road and
weather conditions, as well as your skills
and condition, when applying throttle.
If your motorcycle gets stuck in mud, snow
or sand, it may be easier to free it with the
Torque Control temporarily switched off.
2 P. 31
Temporarily turning off Torque Control also
may help you maintain control and balance
when riding on off-road terrain.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)
Your motorcycle is equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that
turns on every time you start to ride the
motorcycle and it monitors the pressure in
your tires while riding.
Tire pressure
sensor
Always use the recommended tires to
ensure correct Torque Control operation.
Valve stem
Each tire has its own pressure sensor. If the
air pressure of a tire becomes significantly
low while riding, the sensor in that tire
sends a signal that causes the low tire
pressure indicator to turn on.
Modifying the TPMS on your motorcycle
could make the systems ineffective.
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Accessories & Modifications
Accessories &
Modifications
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.
Do not pull a trailer with, or attach a sidecar
to, your motorcycle. Your motorcycle was
not designed for these attachments, and
their use can seriously impair your
motorcycle’s handling.
Loading
●
Carrying extra weight affects your
motorcycle’s handling, braking and
stability.
Always ride at a safe speed for the load
you are carrying.
● Avoid carrying an excessive load and
keep within specified load limits.
Maximum weight capacity /
Maximum luggage weight 2 P. 233,
235
● Tie all luggage securely, evenly balanced
and close to the center of the
motorcycle.
● Do not place objects near the lights or
the muffler.
Motorcycle Safety
We strongly advise that you do not add any
accessories that were not specifically
designed or approved for your motorcycle
by Honda or make modifications to your
motorcycle from its original design. Doing
so can make it unsafe.
Modifying your motorcycle may also void
your warranty and make your motorcycle
illegal to operate on public roads and
highways. Before deciding to install
accessories on your motorcycle be certain
the modification is safe and legal.
WARNING
WARNING
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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Operation Guide
Parts Location
GL1800/D/DA
Seat
Throttle grip (P165)
Operation Guide
Front brake fluid reservoir (P160)
Windscreen (P134)
Front brake lever (P167)
Rear brake fluid reservoir (P160)
Fairing pocket (P127)
Engine oil level gauge (P154)
Right cylinder head side cover (P151)
Right fog light cover (P151)
Rear brake pedal
Center stand (P15)
Right side cover (P152)
Final drive oil drain bolt (P159)
Final drive oil fill hole cap (P159)
Right saddlebag (P126)
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GL1800/D/DA
Clutch lever GL1800 (P167)
Clutch fluid reservoir GL1800 (P164)
Shelter case GL1800/D (P129)
Airbag GL1800DA (P64)
Fuel lid (P125)
Travel trunk (P126)
Passenger seat heater switch (P132)
Coolant reserve tank (P158)
Operation Guide
Left engine side cover (P152)
Left side cover (P152)
Helmet holder (P129)
Engine oil fill cap (P155)
Left saddlebag (P126)
Tool kit Canada model only (P130)
Side stand (P163)
Engine oil drain bolts (P155)
Shift lever GL1800 (P112)
Parking brake lever GL1800D/DA (P60)
Crankcase breather tube (P166)
Engine oil filter (P155)
Clutch oil filter GL1800D/DA (P157)
Left cylinder head side cover (P151)
Left fog light cover (P151)
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GL1800B/BD
Seat
Throttle grip (P165)
Front brake fluid reservoir (P160)
Windscreen (P134)
Operation Guide
Front brake lever (P167)
Rear brake fluid reservoir (P160)
Fairing pocket (P127)
Engine oil level gauge (P154)
Cylinder head side cover (P151)
Fog light cover (P151)
Rear brake pedal
Side cover (P152)
Rear suspension spring preload
adjuster (P169)
Final drive oil drain bolt (P159)
Final drive oil fill hole cap (P159)
Right saddlebag (P126)
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GL1800B/BD
Clutch lever GL1800B (P167)
Clutch fluid reservoir GL1800B (P164)
Shelter case (P129)
Fuel lid (P125)
Helmet holder (P129)
Coolant reserve tank (P158)
Left side cover (P152)
Operation Guide
Left engine side cover (P152)
Engine oil fill cap (P155)
Left saddlebag (P126)
Tool kit Canada model only (P130)
Side stand (P163)
Engine oil drain bolts (P155)
Shift lever GL1800B (P112)
Parking brake lever GL1800BD (P60)
Crankcase breather tube (P166)
Engine oil filter (P155)
Clutch oil filter GL1800BD (P157)
Left cylinder head side cover (P151)
Left fog light cover (P151)
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Instruments
Multi-information display (P23)
Tachometer
NOTICE
Do not operate the engine in the tachometer red zone.
Excessive engine speed can adversely affect engine life.
Operation Guide
Speedometer
Shows riding speed in miles
per hour (mph) and kilometer
per hour (km/h).
Tachometer red zone
(excessive engine rpm range)
INFO 3 display (P41)
INFO 1 display (P34)
INFO 2 display (P39)
Display Check
When the ignition switch is turned ON, all of the modes and digital segments will show on the INFO 1, INFO 2 and INFO 3 displays,
and the opening symbol will show on the multi-information display.
If the displays do not show when they should, have your dealer check for problems.
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❙ Audio Source
Multi-information Display
When the ignition switch is turned ON or
ACC, the CAUTION message appears on
the screen for a few second.
Read the CAUTION message.
Enters the current audio mode. (P71)
❙ Navigation
Displays the navigation screen. (Refer to the
Navigation System manual.)
Interface dial ( ENTER ) ENT switch
Home Screen
From this screen, you can go to various
functions and setup options.
When the ignition switch is turned ON or
ACC, you will see the screen you used last.
To return to the Home screen: (P24)
Clock
❙ Phone
Enters the phone screen. (P102)
❙ Vehicle Setting
Enters the vehicle setting menu screen.
Operation Guide
Your motorcycle is equipped with a multiinformation display that presents various
functions and settings.
• Certain manual functions and settings
are disabled or inoperable while the
vehicle is in motion. You cannot select a
grayed-out menu until the vehicle is
stopped.
(P28)
❙ Audio Setting
Enters the audio setting menu screen.
(P73)
❙ Apple CarPlay™
Appears the menu icon when Apple
CarPlay is available. (P99)
To select a desired setting menu: (P24)
❙ Clock (12-hour display)
To set the clock: (P77)
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Basic Operations
Operation Guide
You can operate and set the various
functions of your motorcycle using the
interface dial and buttons on the center
panel and/or switches on the left
handlebar. However, you cannot operate
some functions by the center panel
switches/Interface dial while the motorcycle
is in motion.
To operate with the 4-way key switch on
the left handlebar:
Press
/
/
/
to select the
available choices. Some menus will only use
the up and down function.
4-way key switch
Interface dial ( ENTER ) ENT switch
❙ To End the Setting Menu
❙ To Select a Desired Setting Menu
To return the previous screen:
Press
(Back) button on the center panel
or
(Back) switch on the left handlebar.
To operate with the interface dial on the
center panel:
Rotate
(Interface dial) or move
in
the eight possible directions to select the
available choices.
❙ To Set Your Selection
To operate with the interface dial on the
center panel:
Press
( ENTER )) to set your selection.
To return to the Home screen:
Press
(Home) button on the center
panel or
(Home) switch on the left
handlebar.
(Back) button
(Home) switch
(Home) button
(Back) switch
To operate with the 4-way key switch on
the left handlebar:
Press ENT switch located at the center of
the 4-way key switch to set your selection.
Interface dial
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Information Bar
Displays various information (current audio
source info., vehicle info., help info., or
system info.) on the information bar.
To change the current audio source
information or vehicle information, press
INFO button until the desired information
is displayed.
The information bar cycles through the
information as follows:
Information bar
Normally, when you press INFO button,
the current audio source information or
vehicle information is displayed.
Current audio
source information
Trip A fuel
consumption
When your motorcycle has information to
notify you of, only the highest priority
information is displayed.
Once you close an interrupt information by
pressing INFO button, it will not be
displayed again until the ignition switch is
turned ON again.
Operation Guide
No indication
In the following cases, the information bar
will appear or change from the current
indication.
• Helpful information (P27):
When your motorcycle has helpful
information to notify you of.
• System information (P27):
When your motorcycle has system
information to notify you of.
Trip B fuel
consumption
Current
Fuel Mileage
Elapsed Time
INFO button
Press INFO button.
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Instruments (Continued)
❙ Vehicle Information
Operation Guide
Average Fuel Mileage (Trip A/Trip B)
[Fuel Consumption (Avg.)]
Displays the average fuel mileage since the
individual tripmeter was reset.
The average fuel mileage will be calculated
based on the mileage of the individual
tripmeter.
When “--.-” is displayed except for the
above-mentioned cases, go to your dealer
for service.
Elapsed Time
Displays operating time since the engine
was started. (hours : minutes)
To change the unit: (P30)
To reset the average fuel mileage: (P36)
Current Fuel Mileage [Fuel Consumption
(Inst.)]
Displays the instantaneous fuel mileage as
a bar graph in MPG, L/100km or km/L.
• Above 99:59: returns to 00:00.
When the ignition switch is turned OFF, the
elapsed time is reset.
Display range: 0.0 to 150.0 MPG (L/100 km or
km/L)
• Initial display: “--.-” is displayed.
• If more than 150.0 MPG (L/100 km or
km/L): “--.-” is displayed.
• When tripmeter A or B is reset: “--.-” is
displayed.
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Bar graph
• When your speed is less than 2 mph
(3 km/h): The bar graph is not activated.
When the bar graph is not activated except
for the above-mentioned cases, go to your
dealer for service.
To change the unit: (P30)
❙ Helpful Information
Indication
GL1800BD/D/DA
Explanation
Remedy
Before pressing the Walking Speed mode, apply the
brake.
For more information, refer to “Walking Speed
mode.” (P115)
Appears when pressing the start button without
applying the brake while the transmission is in gear.
Before pressing the start button, put the gear to
Neutral ( N indicator comes on) or Apply the brake
lever. For more information, refer to “Starting the
Engine.” (P110)
Operation Guide
Appears when pressing the Walking Speed mode
switch without applying the brake.
❙ System Information
Indication
Explanation
Remedy
Appears when communication between your
Refer to “When the Honda SMART Key System Does
motorcycle and Honda SMART Key is interrupted after Not Operate Properly.” (P184)
turning on the electrical system.
Appears when the battery of Honda SMART Key is
weak.
Refer to “Replacing the Honda SMART Key Battery.”
(P170)
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Instruments (Continued)
[Auto Dimmer Meter Illumination] (P32)
[Day / Night] (P32)
[Ext. Amp] (P33)
[EQ1/EQ2] (Equalizer) (P33)
[Head light opening] (P33)
Operation Guide
Vehicle Setting
You can configure the vehicle settings.
The vehicle settings are enabled with the
ignition switch in ON.
The vehicle settings are disabled while the
motorcycle is in motion.
•
•
•
•
•
Rotate
or press
/
/
/
on the
4-way key switch to select a setting menu.
Press
or ENT switch to set your selection.
You can enable/disable turn signal
automatic cancellation.
❙ Idling Stop
GL1800D/DA Canada model only
You can enable/disable the Idling Stop
system.
❙ Auto Cancel Turn Signal
!a Select [Idling stop], and then press
or ENT switch to change to select
(enable) or deselect (disable) the
function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
The vehicle settings contain the following:
• [Auto cancel turn signal] (P28)
• [Idling stop] GL1800D/DA Canada model only
(P28)
• [Suspension preload] GL1800/D/DA
(P29)
• [Units] (P30)
• [HSTC] GL1800/D/DA (P31)
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!a Select [Auto cancel turn signal], and
then press
or ENT switch to select
(enable) or deselect (disable) the
function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Default: On (selected)
Default: Off (deselected)
❙ Suspension Preload
GL1800/D/DA
You can automatically adjust the rear
suspension spring preload according to the
riding conditions by selecting from the four
pre-programmed settings.
Status icon
Riding condition
Rider only
(Minimum preload)
Rider and luggage
Status icon
Rider and passenger
Rider, passenger and
luggage
(Maximum preload)
!d Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Operation Guide
The rear suspension spring preload
adjustment can be changed only when
your motorcycle is stopped.
The rear suspension adjustment provides
the following settings.
Electrical Adjustable Suspension:
!a Select [Suspension preload], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select the setting
according to the riding conditions.
!c Press
or ENT switch to set your
selection.
uThe selected status icon on the INFO 3
display flashes while transitioning
between setting modes.
The status icon comes on when the
suspension adjustment is completed.
(P168)
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Instruments (Continued)
❙ Units
You can change the units used for fuel
consumption, distance, temperature and
air pressure.
Operation Guide
To Change the Unit for Fuel Consumption
[Fuel consumption]
If you want to select “L/100km” or “km/L”
for fuel consumption, “km” must be
selected in the [Distance] menu in advance.
When “Mile” for distance is selected, only
“MPG” can be selected.
!a Select [Units], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b With [Fuel consumption] selected, press
or ENT switch until the desired
unit is displayed.
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Selectable units: L/100km, km/L or MPG
Default: MPG ( USA model ) / L/100km
( Canada model )
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
The units for average fuel mileage [Fuel
consumption (Avg.)] and current fuel
mileage [Fuel consumption (Inst.)] are
changed in the information bar.
To Change the Unit for Distance
[Distance]
!a Select [Units], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select [Distance].
!c With [Distance] selected, press
or
ENT switch to select the unit.
uIn conjunction with the change of the
unit for distance, the unit for fuel
consumption switches to “L/100km
or km/L” or “MPG” automatically.
Selectable unit: km or Mile
Default: Mile ( USA model ) /
km ( Canada model )
!d Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
The units for the cruise control set speed
(
), odometer [TOTAL], tripmeter A/B
[TRIP A/B] and available driving distance
[RANGE] are changed in the INFO 1 display.
In addition, the units for average fuel
mileage [Fuel consumption (Avg.)] and
current fuel mileage [Fuel consumption
(Inst.)] are changed in the information bar.
To Change the Unit for Air Temperature
Gauge [Temperature]
!a Select [Units], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select [Temperature].
!c With [Temperature] selected, press
or ENT switch to select the unit.
Selectable unit: °F or °C
Default: °F ( USA model ) /
°C ( Canada model )
!d Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
The unit for air temperature gauge [AIR] is
changed in the INFO 1 display.
❙ HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control)
GL1800/D/DA
The unit for air pressure gauge [Air Pressure]
is changed in the INFO 1 display.
You can select the backlight brightness.
You can enable/disable the HSTC function.
Selectable unit: PSI or kPa
Default: PSI ( USA model ) /
kPa ( Canada model )
!d Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
❙ Auto Dimmer Meter Illumination
Operation Guide
To Change the Unit for Tire Pressure
Gauge [Air pressure] GL1800/D/DA
!a Select [Units], and then press
or
ENT switch.
or press
/
on the 4-way
!b Rotate
key switch to select [Air pressure].
!c With [Air pressure] selected, press
or ENT switch to select the unit.
!a Select [HSTC], and then press
or
ENT switch to select (enable) or
deselect (disable) the function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
!a Select [Auto dimmer meter illumination],
and then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select [AUTO] (Auto
adjustment) or your preferred level.
Default: On (selected)
Honda Selectable Torque Control
(Torque Control): (P120)
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Instruments (Continued)
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Setting range: Level 1 to 8 or [AUTO]
Default: [AUTO]
Operation Guide
The display can become dark when the
display is very hot. If it does not restore the
original brightness, contact your dealer.
Automatic Brightness Control: (P210)
❙ Day / Night
You can select the timing for changing the
map color to improve the visibility of the
map.
The system automatically changes the map
color according to the selected level.
!a Select [Day / Night], and then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select [Hold day mode],
[Hold night mode] or your preferred level.
When [Hold day mode] is selected, the map
is always displayed with daytime color.
When [Hold night mode] is selected, the
map is always displayed with nighttime
color.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Setting range: Level 1 to 8, [Hold day
mode] or [Hold night mode]
Default: Level 4
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❙ EQ1/EQ2 (Equalizer)
❙ Head Light Opening
You can enable/disable audio output when
an external amplifier is connected.
If you want to install an external amplifier,
contact your dealer.
You can select from two equalizer curves
according to the specifications of your
vehicle (equipped with 4 speakers or 2
speakers).
You can enable/disable the headlight
startup lighting when the ignition switch is
turned ON.
!a Select [Ext. Amp], and then press
or
ENT switch to select (enable) or
deselect (disable) the function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
!a Select [EQ1] or [EQ2], and then press
or ENT switch to change the
equalizer curve.
•[EQ1]: for models equipped with 4
speakers
•[EQ2]: for models equipped with 2
speakers
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Operation Guide
❙ Ext. Amp
Default: Off (deselected)
!a Select [Headlight opening], and then
press
or ENT switch to select
(enable) or deselect (disable) the
function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Default: On (selected)
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Instruments (Continued)
INFO 1 Display
Odometer & Tripmeter display
Cruise control set speed &
Air temperature gauge display
• GL1800/D/DA Available driving distance
[RANGE] & Tire pressure gauge [FR/RR]
display (P37)
GL1800B/BD Available driving distance
[RANGE] display (P37)
• Fuel gauge (P38)
GL1800/D/DA
Odometer & Tripmeter display
Cruise control set speed &
Air temperature gauge display
Operation Guide
Changing the INFO 1 Display
Press SEL button to move the cursor to a
desired display.
Fuel gauge
GL1800/D/DA Available driving distance
& Tire pressure gauge display
GL1800B/BD Available driving distance
display
INFO 1 display contains the following:
• Cruise control set speed (
) and Air
temperature gauge [AIR] display (P35)
• Odometer [TOTAL] & Tripmeter [TRIP A/
TRIP B] display (P36)
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SEL button
SET button
Available driving distance &
Tire pressure gauge display
Press SEL button.
❙ Cruise Control Set Speed (
GL1800B/BD
Cruise control set speed &
Air temperature gauge display
) & Air
temperature Gauge [AIR] Display
To select cruise control set speed or Air
temperature gauge, Press SET button
when the cursor is at cruise control set
speed and Air temperature gauge display.
)
Air Temperature Gauge [AIR]
Displays ambient temperature.
Display range: 14 to 122°F (−10 to 50°C)
• Below 13°F (−11°C): “---” is displayed
• Above 122°F (50°C): 122°F or 50°C
flashes
Operation Guide
Cruise control set speed (
Cruise Control Set Speed (
)
The speed set for the cruise control is
displayed.
If the cruise control set speed does not
memorized, “---” is displayed.
Cruise Control: (P121)
The temperature readout may be incorrect
at low speeds due to reflected heat.
Odometer &
Tripmeter display
Available driving
distance display
Air temperature gauge
Press SET button.
Press SEL button.
!a Press SEL button to move the cursor to
the cruise control set speed and air
temperature gauge display.
!b Press SET button to select the cruise
control set speed or air temperature
gauge.
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Instruments (Continued)
❙ Odometer [TOTAL] & Tripmeter [TRIP A/B]
Display
To select Odometer or Tripmeter A or B,
Press SET button when the cursor is at the
Odometer and Tripmeter display.
Operation Guide
Odometer [TOTAL]
!a Press SEL button to move the cursor to
the odometer, tripmeter A and
tripmeter B display.
!b Press SET button to select the
odometer, tripmeter A or tripmeter B.
❙ To Reset the Tripmeter and Average
Fuel Mileage
To reset tripmeter A and average fuel
mileage (based on tripmeter A), press and
hold the SET button while tripmeter A is
displayed.
Odometer [TOTAL]
Total distance ridden.
When “------” is displayed, go to your
dealer for service.
Tripmeter A/B [TRIP A/B]
Distance ridden since the tripmeter was
reset.
When “----.-” is displayed, go to your
dealer for service.
To reset the tripmeter: (P36)
Tripmeter [TRIP B]
Tripmeter [TRIP A]
Press SET button.
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To reset tripmeter B and average fuel
mileage (based on tripmeter B), press and
hold the SET button while tripmeter B is
displayed.
❙ Available Driving Distance [RANGE] & Tire
Pressure Gauge [
FR/RR] Display
GL1800B/BD
Available driving distance is only displayed.
GL1800/D/DA
Available driving distance [RANGE]
Rear tire pressure gauge [
• Initial display: “---” is displayed.
• When the calculated distance is below
3 mile (5 km) or the amount of
remaining fuel is below 0.26 US gal
(1.0 liters): “---” is displayed.
When “---” is displayed except for the
above-mentioned cases, go to your dealer
for service.
GL1800/D/DA
Front tire pressure gauge [
Available Driving Distance [RANGE]
Displays the estimated distance you can
travel on the remaining fuel.
The indicated available driving distance is
calculated based on the driving conditions,
and the indicated figure may not always be
the actual available distance.
Operation Guide
To select Available driving distance, Tire
pressure gauge FR or RR, press SET button
when the cursor is at the Available driving
distance and Tire pressure gauge display.
!a Press SEL button to move the cursor to
the available driving distance and tire
pressure gauge display.
!b Press SET button to select the available
driving distance, front tire pressure
gauge or rear tire pressure gauge.
RR]
FR]
Press SET button.
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Instruments (Continued)
Tire Pressure Gauge [
FR/RR]
GL1800/D/DA
Operation Guide
Displays tire pressure for the selected tire.
The system does not monitor the tire
pressure at speed below about 16 mph
(25 km/h). “---” is displayed until the
specified speed is reached.
Display range: 0 to 59 PSI (0 to 405 kPa)
Always use the recommended front/rear
tires to ensure correct the tire pressure
reading.
The indicated tire pressures may fluctuate
when riding because the tire pressure varies
according to the temperature.
The tire pressure shown on the display may
be slightly different from the actual tire
pressure as measured by a tire gauge.
If there is a significant difference between
the two values, or if the low tire pressure
indicator and TPMS indicator do not go off
after you have inflated the tire to the
specified pressure, have the system
checked by a dealer.
When “---” is displayed except for the
above-mentioned cases, go to your dealer
for service.
❙ Fuel Gauge
Remaining fuel when only 1st (E) segment
starts flashing: approximately 0.92 US gal
(3.5 liters)
At the same time, the low fuel indicator
comes on. (P44)
1st (E) segment
If the fuel gauge flashes in a repeat
pattern or turns off: (P179)
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❙ Gear Position Indicator
INFO 2 Display
D (AT MODE) indicator
Gear position
Riding mode indicator
indicator
Walking Speed
mode indicator
Idling Stop OFF
indicator
The gear position is shown in the gear
position indicator as follows:
GL1800BD/D/DA
INFO 2 display contains the following:
• Gear position indicator (P39)
• Riding mode indicator (P40)
• GL1800BD/D/DA
D (AT MODE) indicator (
) (P40)
• GL1800D/DA Canada model only
Idling Stop OFF indicator (
) (P40)
• GL1800BD/D/DA
Walking Speed mode indicator (
)
(P40)
Indication
Gear position
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
7th gear
Neutral
Reverse
Forward
Shifting failure
The indicator may flash if:
uThe front wheel leaves the ground.
uYou turn the wheel while the motorcycle
is upright on the stand.
This is normal. To operate the system again,
turn the ignition switch to OFF, and then to
ON again.
Operation Guide
Gear position indicator
u“ ” flashes when the engine stop
switch position is changed from
(Run) to
(Stop) position with the
ignition switch in ON.
u“ ” flashes when the ignition switch is
turned ON with the engine stop switch
in the
(Stop) position.
If “ ” is blinking in the gear position
indicator while riding: (P181)
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Instruments (Continued)
❙ Riding Mode Indicator
GL1800/B
Indication
Operation Guide
*
Gear position
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Neutral
Reverse*
Shifting failure
Except GL1800B USA model
“ ” flashes when the transmission is not
shifted properly.
Refer to "Riding Mode" (P118)
❙ D (AT MODE) Indicator (
)
GL1800BD/D/DA
Comes on when in Walking Speed mode.
)
Walking Speed Mode: (P115)
GL1800BD/D/DA
Comes on when AT MODE is selected.
(P114)
❙ Idling Stop OFF Indicator (
)
GL1800D/DA Canada model only
Comes on briefly when the ignition switch
is turned ON.
Comes on when the Idling Stop system is
off.
Idling Stop system: (P61)
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❙ Walking Speed Mode Indicator (
INFO 3 Display
INFO 3 display contains the following:
(P43)
• GL1800/D/DA
Suspension preload indicator (
)
(P43)
❙ Travel Trunk
GL1800/D/DA & Saddlebags
Open Indicator
The segment(s) of open component(s)
flashes with the "OPEN" indicator when
your motorcycle’s travel trunk and/or
saddlebags are open.
Travel trunk open GL1800/D/DA
“OPEN” indicator
❙ Coolant Temperature Gauge ( )
When the coolant is over the specified
temperature, the 6th (H) segment flashes
and the high coolant temperature indicator
comes on.
Suspension
preload indicator
Side stand Rider seat heater
indicator indicator
Coolant temperature gauge
• Coolant temperature gauge (
Operation Guide
Travel trunk & Saddlebags
open indicator
Passenger seat heater
indicator
Handle grip heater
indicator
• GL1800/D/DA
Rider seat heater indicator (
) (P42)
• GL1800/D/DA
)
Passenger seat heater indicator (
6th (H) segment
Trunk segment
Saddlebag open
)
(P41)
• Travel trunk GL1800/D/DA & Saddlebags
open indicator (P41)
• Side stand indicator (P42)
• Handle grip heater indicator ( )
(P42)
If the 6th (H) segment flashes while
riding: (P174)
If the all segments flashes: (P180)
Left saddlebag
segment
Right saddlebag
segment
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Instruments (Continued)
❙ Side Stand Indicator
The side stand segment flashes with the
"STAND" when the side stand is put down.
It goes off when the side stand is raised.
Side stand segment
❙ Handle Grip Heater Indicator (
)
Comes on when the handle grip heater is
on and indicates the selected heater level.
The handle grip heater has 5 levels.
Handle grip heater indicator (
)
❙ Rider Seat Heater Indicator (
)
GL1800/D/DA
Comes on when the rider seat heater is on
and indicates the selected heater level.
The rider seat heater has 5 levels.
Operation Guide
Rider seat heater indicator (
)
“STAND”
When the handle grip heater indicator
flashes, go to your dealer for service.
When the rider seat heater indicator
flashes, go to your dealer for service.
To operate the handle grip heater:
(P131)
To operate the rider seat heater:
If the handle grip heater indicator
blinks: (P179)
(P132)
If the rider seat heater indicator blinks:
(P180)
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❙ Passenger Seat Heater Indicator (
❙ Suspension Preload Indicator (
)
GL1800/D/DA
Comes on when the passenger seat heater
is on.
Passenger seat heater indicator (
)
GL1800/D/DA
)
Shows selected rear suspension spring
preload.
The indicator flashes while transitioning
between setting modes.
Electrical Adjustable Suspension:
Operation Guide
When the indicator flashes except for the
above mentioned cases, go to your dealer
for service.
(P168)
When the passenger seat heater indicator
flashes, go to your dealer for service.
To operate the passenger seat heater:
(P133)
If the passenger seat heater indicator
blinks: (P180)
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Indicators
If one of these indicators does not come on when it should, have your dealer check for problems.
Left turn signal indicator
Operation Guide
Low tire pressure indicator
Comes on briefly when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
If the indicator comes on or flashes:
(P177)
TPMS indicator
Comes on briefly when the ignition switch
is turned ON.
If the indicator comes on: (P178)
CRUISE MAIN indicator
Comes on when you press
(cruise control main) switch.
Cruise Control: (P121)
Low fuel indicator
• Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Comes on when there is only reserve fuel left in the fuel tank. Remaining fuel
when low fuel indicator comes on: 0.92 US gal (3.5 liters)
If the indicator comes on: (P125)
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CRUISE SET indicator
Comes on if you have set a speed for
cruise control.
Cruise Control: (P121)
Honda SMART Key indicator
Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned ON.
When the Honda SMART Key Indicator Flashes: (P176)
AIRBAG indicator GL1800DA
Comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned
ON.
If the indicator comes on while riding: (P178)
Low oil pressure indicator
Comes on when the ignition switch
is turned ON. Goes off when the
engine starts.
If the indicator comes on while
engine is running: (P175)
Clutch temperature indicator
GL1800BD/D/DA
Comes on briefly when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
If the indicator flashes on while
riding: (P177)
High beam indicator
Operation Guide
Steering lock indicator
Comes on briefly while the
steering lock is activating.
Steering lock: (P55)
PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel
Injection) malfunction indicator
lamp (MIL)
Comes on briefly when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
If the indicator comes on while
engine is running: (P175)
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Indicators (Continued)
Torque Control indicator
Right turn signal indicator
GL1800/D/DA
Operation Guide
• Comes on when the ignition switch is turned
ON. Goes off when your speed reaches
approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) to indicate
Torque Control is ready to work.
• Blinks when Torque Control is operating.
If the indicator comes on while riding:
(P176)
Torque Control OFF indicator
Hill start assist (HSA) indicator
Comes on in white to amber when the ignition
switch is turned ON. Goes off when your speed
reaches approximately 3 mph (5 km/h).
Hill start assist: (P124)
If the indicator comes on in amber while
riding: (P178)
GL1800/D/DA
Comes on when Torque Control is turned
off.
Idling Stop indicator
Neutral indicator
Comes on when the transmission
is in Neutral.
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GL1800D/DA Canada model only
Comes on briefly when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
Idling Stop system: (P61)
(P175)
Parking brake indicator
GL1800BD/D/DA
Comes on as a reminder that you have not
released the parking brake lever. (P60)
Operation Guide
Combined ABS indicator
Comes on when the ignition switch is
turned ON. Goes off when your speed
reaches approximately 3 mph (5 km/h).
If the indicator comes on while riding:
High coolant temperature indicator
Comes on briefly when the ignition switch
is turned ON.
If the indicator comes on while riding:
(P174)
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Switches
Center Panel
Operation Guide
Interface dial ( ENTER )
• Rotate
(Interface dial) or move
in the eight possible directions to
select the available choices.
• Press
(Enter) to set your selection.
Basic Operations: (P24)
(Home) button
Press to return to the Home
screen. (P24)
INFO button
Press to display the information bar on
the multi-information display. (P25)
SEL button
Press to move the cursor on the
INFO 1 display. (P34)
(Handle grip heater) button
Press to adjust the handle grip
heater level. (P131)
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(Back) button
Press to return the previous screen. (P24)
SET button
Press to select the desired display (P34)
or to reset the tripmeter. (P36)
(Rider seat heater) button
button
Press to switch the audio
output source. (P71)
GL1800/D/DA
Press to adjust the rider seat heater level.
(P132)
OFF
Ignition switch
Switches the electrical system on/off, locks the steering.
Make sure that the Honda SMART Key is activated (P56)
and enter the operating range. (P57)
ON
(Lock)
Locks steering. (P55)
OFF
Operation Guide
(Lock)
ACC
Turns engine off.
ON
Turns electrical system on for starting/riding.
ACC
Turns electrical system on for the audio system
and other accessories.
: Turning the ignition switch clockwise.
: Turning the ignition switch counterclockwise.
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Switches (Continued)
Left handlebar
GL1800BD/D/DA
Operation Guide
Headlight dimmer switch
•
: High beam
•
: Low beam
•
: Flashes the high
beam headlight.
VOL lever
Push up or down to
adjust the audio
system volume.
(P71)
(Voice control) switch
• Press to receive, reject or
end a call. (P102)
• Starts Siri if Apple CarPlay
is available. (P101)
4-way key/ ENT switch
Shift up switch (+)
• Press the 4-way key switch in the
/
/
/ • Pull to shift up a gear. (P114)
directions to select the available choices.
• Pull to move the motorcycle
• Press ENT switch to set your selection. (P24)
forward during the Walking Speed
mode. (P115)
Windscreen adjusting lever
Push up or down to adjust the
windscreen height. (P134)
(Home) switch
Press to return to the
Home screen. (P24)
(Back) switch
Press to return to the
previous screen. (P24)
Shift down switch (-)
(Source/Private Mode) switch
• Press to shift down a gear. (P114)
• Press to change the audio mode. (P71)
• Press to move the motorcycle
• Press and hold to enable/disable the
backward during the Walking Speed
private mode. (P88)
mode. (P115)
Walking Speed mode switch
Press to enter the Walking Speed mode. (P115)
Horn button
Turn signal switch
• The turn signal will automatically stop when you complete the turn.
• When used for a lane change, the turn signal automatically stops after 7 seconds or after riding 131 yards (120 m).
u You can manually cancel the turn signal by pressing the switch in.
u In some cases, the timing at which the turn signal stops is changed.
u Always use the recommended tires to ensure correct automatic cancellation operation.
To enable or disable the turn signal automatic cancellation: (P28)
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GL1800/B
VOL lever
Push up or down to
adjust the audio
system volume.
directions
Windscreen adjusting lever
Push up or down to adjust the
windscreen height. (P134)
(Home) switch
Press to return to the Home screen. (P24)
(Back) switch
Press to return to the previous screen. (P24)
Operation Guide
Headlight dimmer switch
•
: High beam
•
: Low beam
•
: Flashes the high
beam headlight.
4-way key/ ENT switch
• Press the 4-way key switch in the
/
/
/
to select the available choices.
• Press ENT switch to set your selection. (P24)
(P71)
(Voice control) switch
• Press to receive, reject or
end a call. (P102)
• Starts Siri if Apple CarPlay
is available. (P101)
(Source/Private Mode) switch
• Press to change the audio mode. (P71)
• Press and hold to enable/disable the private mode. (P88)
Reverse mode switch Except GL1800B USA model
Press to enter the reverse mode. (P117)
Horn button
Reverse button Except GL1800B USA model
While pressing the switch, your motorcycle will back up in the reverse mode. (P117)
Turn signal switch
• The turn signal will automatically stop when you complete the turn.
• When used for a lane change, the turn signal automatically stops after 7 seconds or after riding 131 yards (120 m).
u You can manually cancel the turn signal by pressing the switch in.
u In some cases, the timing at which the turn signal stops is changed.
u Always use the recommended tires to ensure correct automatic cancellation operation.
To enable or disable the turn signal automatic cancellation: (P28)
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Switches (Continued)
Right handlebar
GL1800BD/D/DA
MODE button
Changes the riding mode. (P118)
Operation Guide
Engine stop switch/
Start
button
Should normally remain in the
(Run) position.
u In an emergency, switch to the
(Stop) position to stop the engine.
u Press the start button to start the
engine. (P110)
A/M switch
Shifts between AT MODE
and MT MODE. (P114)
N switch
Shifts in Neutral.
(P114)
Hazard switch
Switchable when the ignition switch is
ON. Can be turned to off regardless
of the ignition switch position.
u The signals continue flashing with
the ignition switch in OFF or
(Lock) after the hazard switch is on.
Canada model only
u Press to switch the Idling Stop
D switch
system on or off while engine is
Shifts to drive in AT MODE.
running. (P61)
(P114)
Cruise control lever
Push up or down to set the
speed or adjust the set speed.
(P121)
Cruise control main switch
Press to activate the cruise control system.
(P121)
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Idling stop button
GL1800/B
MODE button
Hazard switch
Switchable when the ignition switch
is ON. Can be turned to off regardless
of the ignition switch position.
u The signals continue flashing with
the ignition switch in OFF or
(Lock) after the hazard switch is on.
Operation Guide
Engine stop switch/
Start
button
Should normally remain in the
(Run) position.
u In an emergency, switch to the
(Stop) position to stop the engine.
u Press the start button to start the
engine. (P110)
Changes the riding mode. (P118)
Cruise control lever
Push up or down to set the
speed or adjust the set speed.
(P121)
Cruise control main switch
Press to activate the cruise control system. (P121)
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Switches (Continued)
Passenger seat
Honda SMART Key
Operation Guide
ON/OFF button
This button is used to activate
or deactivate the Honda
SMART Key system and also to
confirm the activation status.
(P56)
LED
The LED informs you
of current status of
the Honda SMART
Key System. (P56)
(Passenger seat heater) switch
GL1800/D/DA
Turn to adjust the passenger seat heater level.
(P133)
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UNLOCK button
Press this button to unlock the
travel trunk, saddlebags (P126)
and fairing pocket. (P127)
Answer back button
When pressing and holding the
button with the electrical system
off, your motorcycle informs you
of its location by flashing the turn
signal lights and sounding the
horn. (P59)
❙ Locking
❙ Unlocking
Lock the steering when parked to help
prevent theft.
A U-shaped wheel lock or similar device is
also recommended.
u When using a U-shaped wheel lock or
similar device, be careful not to damage
the wheels.
a Turn the ignition switch to OFF. (P49)
b Turn the handlebars all the way to the
left or right.
c Turn the ignition switch
counterclockwise.
u The steering lock indicator comes on
briefly and the steering is
automatically locked.
u If the steering lock indicator blinks
and the alarm sounds, the steering
has not been locked completely
because the steering was not
positioned all the way to the left or
right.
If this occurs, reposition the
handlebars all the way to the left or
right, then turn the ignition switch
counterclockwise (The steering can
also be locked by positioning it all the
way to the left or right while the
alarm is sounding).
!a Make sure that the Honda SMART
is activated (P56) and enter the
operating range. (P57)
!b Turn the ignition switch clockwise.
u The steering is unlocked
automatically.
!b
!a !c
Ignition
switch
Operation Guide
Steering Lock
Steering lock indicator
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Honda SMART Key System
The Honda SMART Key system allows you
to operate the motorcycle.
The system runs a two-way authentication
between the motorcycle and the Honda
SMART Key to verify it is the registered
Honda SMART Key.
Operation Guide
The Honda SMART Key system uses lowintensity radio waves. It may affect medical
equipment such as a cardiac pacemakers.
Activate or Deactivate the Honda
SMART Key System
❙ To Switch the Honda SMART Key
System to Activation or Deactivation
Press and hold the ON/OFF button for more
than 1 second.
❙ To Check the Honda SMART Key
System Status
Press the ON/OFF button for less than 1
second. The LED of the Honda SMART Key
will show the status.
When the LED of the Honda SMART Key:
Blinks 3 times:
(activation)
Lights briefly:
(deactivation)
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LED
Honda SMART Key
system authentication
can be performed.
Honda SMART Key
system authentication
can not be performed.
ON/OFF button
Operating Range
The system can be operated when the
Honda SMART Key is within the shaded
area shown in the illustration.
Anyone can operate the ignition switch and
start the engine if your Honda SMART Key
is within operating range of your
motorcycle, even if you are on the other
side of a wall or window. If you will be
away from your motorcycle but your Honda
SMART Key will still be within the system’s
operating range, deactivate the Honda
SMART Key system.
Activate or Deactivate the Honda
SMART Key System (P56)
continued
Operation Guide
The Honda SMART Key system uses lowintensity radio waves. Therefore its
operating range may become wider or
narrower, or the Honda SMART Key system
may not work properly in the following
environments.
• When the Honda SMART Key battery is
low or depleted.
• When there are facilities nearby that
generate strong radio waves or noise,
such as TV towers, power stations, radio
stations, or airports.
• When you carry the Honda SMART Key
with a laptop or wireless communication
device such as a radio or mobile phone.
• When the Honda SMART Key comes into
contact with or is covered by metal
objects.
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Honda SMART Key System (Continued)
Anyone in possession of the Honda SMART
Key can perform the following operations if
the Honda SMART Key is within the
system’s operating range:
Whenever you leave your motorcycle, turn
the ignition switch to OFF and lock the
steering. (P58)
Operating the Ignition Switch
Operation Guide
Unlocking the steering lock (P55)
Activating the electrical system (P58)
Starting the engine (P110)
Operating the audio system (P67) and
other accessories.
• Opening the travel trunk, saddlebags
and fairing pocket (P126)
•
•
•
•
You should always keep the Honda SMART
Key on your person when you get on and
off the motorcycle or while riding.
Do not place the Honda SMART Key in the
travel trunk ( GL1800/D/DA ), saddlebags,
shelter case ( Except GL1800DA ) or fairing
pocket.
If the ignition switch is ON, the motorcycle
can be operated even by a person who
does not have a verified Honda SMART
Key.
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❙ To Activate the Electrical System
a Make sure that the Honda SMART Key
is activated and enter the operating
range for the motorcycle. (P57)
b Turn the ignition switch to ON. (P49)
u The electrical system activates and
the engine can be started.
❙ To Turn Off the Electrical System
!a Turn the
(Lock). (P49)
u The windscreen moves to the lowest
position automatically.
!b Leave the operating range
Honda SMART Key (P57) or switch
the Honda SMART Key system to
deactivation. (P56)
Always make sure the ignition switch is
OFF.
If the Honda SMART Key System
Does Not Work Properly (P184)
Honda SMART Key
Answer Back System
The answer back system uses low-intensity
radio waves. It may affect medical
equipment such as a cardiac pacemaker.
❙ Operation
Press and hold the answer back button on
the Honda SMART Key.
u The answer back system will not function
when the ignition switch is ON.
u When the 30 days have passed after the
ignition switch is turned to OFF or after the
buttons of the Honda SMART Key is
operated, the answer back system will no
longer operate. To reset the system, turn
the ignition switch ON once and then OFF.
u To turn the ignition switch ON (P49)
Operation Guide
The answer back system is a device to find
the location of your motorcycle. When you
press and hold the answer back button on
the Honda SMART Key with the ignition
switch OFF or
(Lock), your motorcycle
informs you the location by blinking the
turn signal lights, and sounding the horn
three times.
NOTICE
When the battery in the motorcycle is weak, the answer
back system may not function.
Answer back
button
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Parking Brake
Parking Brake Lever
GL1800BD/D/DA
Be sure the parking brake is applied when
parked and warming up the engine.
u Make sure the parking brake lever is
released before riding.
Operation Guide
To apply the parking brake:
Squeeze the front brake lever and pull the
parking brake lever back to lock the rear
wheel.
u The parking brake lock will not function
if the parking brake is not adjusted
properly. (P162)
To release the parking brake:
Release the parking brake lever by lightly
pulling in the lever.
u Before riding, check that the parking
brake indicator is turned off and make
sure that the parking brake is fully
released so there is not drag on the rear
wheel.
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Front brake lever
Parking
brake lever
Squeeze
Apply:
Release:
Lightly
pull
Pull
Release
Idling Stop System
GL1800D/DA Canada model only
The Idling Stop system is designed to help
reduce fuel consumption and noise by
stopping the engine from idling when
stopped, such as when waiting at an
intersection.
Start/Idling Stop button
Idling Stop indicator
Operation Guide
Switching the Idling Stop System
On or Off
Switch the Idling Stop system on or off
using the start/Idling Stop button or by the
setting menu in the multi-information
display. (P28)
Each time the start/Idling Stop button is
pressed, the Idling Stop system is switched
on or off.
The status of the Idling Stop system (on or
off) is maintained when the ignition switch
is turned to OFF and then back to ON.
Idling Stop OFF indicator
• ON: Idling Stop OFF indicator does not
come on.
u Idling Stop indicator comes on when
the Idling Stop system becomes ready
to stop the engine while riding. Idling
Stop indicator flashes when the
engine is stopped by the Idling Stop
system.
• OFF: Idling Stop OFF indicator comes on.
u Idling Stop OFF indicator comes on
when the Idling Stop system is off.
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Idling Stop System (Continued)
Operation Guide
Activating the Idling Stop System
The Idling Stop system becomes ready to
stop the engine and the Idling Stop
indicator comes on when the following
conditions are satisfied with the Idling Stop
system on.
• Engine is sufficiently warmed up
• Motorcycle has been ridden at a speed
of over 6 mph (10 km/h).
Idling Stop Indicator Does Not
Come On: (P182)
Stopping the engine by the Idling Stop
System
The engine stops and the Idling Stop
indicator flashes after you close the throttle
completely and stop the vehicle while the
Idling Stop system is on.
Idling Stop indicator
u While the engine is stopped by the Idling
Stop system, if you press the start/Idling
Stop button, the Idling Stop system is
deactivated and the engine will restarts.
u The following conditions occurs while
the engine is stopped by the Idling Stop
system, the engine will be restarted.
- Hill Start Assist (HSA) is activated.
- Transmission is shifted in Neutral (N
switch is pressed).
- Motorcycle moves at about 3 mph (5
km/h) or more.
- Battery is discharged more than
specified.
u In the following conditions, the engine
will not stop by the Idling Stop system.
- Rider is not sitting astride the
motorcycle.
- Transmission is in Neutral (N).
- Battery is weak or temperature of
battery is low.
- Hill Start Assist (HSA) is operated.
Safety Precautions for the Idling Stop
System
Do not go away from the motorcycle while
the Idling Stop indicator is flashing. When
you go away from the motorcycle, always
turn the ignition switch to OFF.
u While the engine is stopped by the Idling
Stop system, do not press against the
seat with your hands or body, and do
not put a load on the seat other than
that of the rider sitting astride the
motorcycle.
Even if the rider does not get on the
motorcycle, the engine will restart
unexpectedly when the throttle is
opened or when the battery becomes
weak with a load on the seat.
Engine is Not Stopped by the
Idling Stop System While the
Idling Stop Indicator is On: (P182)
NOTICE
Stopping by the Idling Stop system for a long time may
cause battery discharge.
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u If the indicator is not flashing, you
cannot restart the engine with the Idling
Stop system, even if you open the
throttle.
u In the following conditions while the
engine is stopped by the Idling Stop
system, the Idling Stop indicator changes
from flashing to off and you cannot
restart the engine, even if you open the
throttle.
- When the side stand is lowered
- When the motorcycle has fallen over
- When the rider has not been sitting
astride the motorcycle for approx. 3
minutes
To restart the engine when the Idling
Stop indicator not flashing, shift the
transmission into neutral and press the
start/Idling Stop button. (To restart
except in Neutral, apply the brake lever
firmly, and then press the start/Idling
Stop button.)
u The engine starts in the following
conditions without opening the throttle
grip.
- When changing the Idling Stop system
from on to off
- When the gear position is changed to
Neutral (N)
- When the motorcycle moves by
releasing the brakes while stopped on a
slope
- When the battery is weak
• A few seconds before restarting the
engine, the Idling Stop indicator
flashes quickly. After restarting, the
Idling Stop indicator turns off and the
system does not operate until the
battery voltage has recovered.
• See your dealer for checking the
battery.
- When the Hill Start Assist (HSA) system
is activated with the brakes applied
firmly
❙ Engine Does Not Start Even If the
Throttle is Opened: (P183)
Operation Guide
Restarting the Engine
Check that the Idling Stop indicator is
flashing, and then open the throttle.
The engine will not restart if the rider is not
sitting astride the motorcycle.
When restarting on a slope, release the
brakes after you feel the motorcycle begin
to move.
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Airbag System
GL1800DA
The Airbag System can help cushion the
impact force to the rider’s head and upper
body in certain severe frontal impacts.
For safety precautions, see “Airbag
system.” (P11)
Operation Guide
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How Rider Injuries Occur in a
Frontal Crash
“SPEED KILLS,” a saying goes. But not all
motorcycle injuries occur at high speeds, and
speed alone does not cause injuries.
In fact, the main cause of injuries in a
collision is a rapid decrease in speed, caused
by the rider impacting an object, such as
another vehicle or the ground. As another
saying goes, “It’s not how fast you go, it’s
how hard you hit.”
Consider, for example, what happens
when a motorcycle and rider crash into a
parked car at 30 mph (50 km/h).
• In a 30 mph (50 km/h), head-on crash
into the side of a stationary car, the
motorcycle will come to a stop in about
1/10th of a second-nearly as fast as the
blink of an eye.
Without an airbag, the rider would
continue forward at 30 mph (50 km/h)
until he strikes the car or the ground
with a force that could cause very serious
or fatal injuries.
• In the same situation with an airbagequipped motorcycle, the bag would
slow the rider’s forward movement and
absorb some of his kinetic energy.*
As a result, the rider would impact the car
and/or the ground at a lower speed and
with less force, and have a better chance of
surviving the crash.
*Kinetic energy (KE) is the energy of motion. For a
motorcycle rider, it’s a combination of the rider’s
mass (m) or weight, and his speed (v).
Mathematically, KE = (m x v2)/2. At 30 mph (50
km/h), a rider’s kinetic energy is four times greater
than at 15 mph (24 km/h). At 45 mph (72 km/h), it
would be nine times greater.
At 60 mph (100 km/h), it would be sixteen times
greater.
• A crash into a solid barrier at 30 mph (50
km/h) may not seem very serious, but for
the rider it would be similar to falling
from a third-story building directly onto
pavement.
Airbag System Components
Your motorcycle airbag system includes:
An airbag that is stored forward of the rider’s
seat, under a cover marked AIRBAG .
Airbag
The control unit evaluates data from the
impact sensors and determines whether or
not the airbag should deploy.
Operation Guide
The impact sensors that measure the rate of
deceleration during a frontal impact are
located on the left and right of the main
frame under the rider seat.
AIRBAG mark
Impact sensor
The system continually monitors
information about the sensors, the control
unit, and the airbag inflator whenever the
ignition is in the ON position.
Control unit
Impact sensor
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Airbag System (Continued)
How The Airbag System Works
Airbag
Operation Guide
As the rider’s head and upper body press
into the airbag, the bag immediately begins
deflating, through vents located at the
bottom of the bag.
The airbag slows down the rider’s forward
movement and absorbs some of the rider’s
kinetic energy.
When the rider eventually separates from
the vehicle and contacts the opposing
object or the ground, the forward speed of
the rider and the resulting force of the
impact will be much lower than they would
be without the airbag.
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Airbag System Service
If you ever have a frontal impact, the
impact sensors will detect the vehicle’s
deceleration and send that information to
the control unit.
If the rate of deceleration is high enough,
the control unit will signal the airbag to
instantly inflate.
Vents
Your airbag system is well protected from
the elements. There is no need to take any
special precautions to protect it from rain,
snow, or temperature extremes.
The airbag system is also virtually
maintenance free, and there are no parts
you can safely service. However, you must
have your motorcycle checked by a Honda
motorcycle dealer if:
• The AIRBAG indicator alerts you to a
potential problem with the system. The
indicator, located in the instrument
panel, should come on briefly when you
turn the ignition switch to ON. If it does
not come on, or it comes on and stays
on, or it comes on while you are riding,
the airbag may not deploy when you
need it.
• The airbag ever inflates. Any airbag that
has deployed must be replaced along
with the control unit and other related
parts. Do not try to remove or replace
the airbag by yourself. This must be done
by a Honda dealer.
Audio System
About Your Audio System
The audio system features AM/FM radio.
It can also play USB flash drives and iPod,
iPhone and Bluetooth® devices.
Operation Guide
You can operate the audio system from the
switches on the left handlebar and buttons
on the center panel. However, you cannot
operate some functions by the center panel
switches/Interface dial while the motorcycle
is in motion.
• State or local laws may prohibit the
operation of handheld electronic devices
while operating a vehicle.
• Only operate audio buttons and switches
when safe to do so.
• Set the volume at a level that still allows
horns and emergency vehicles to be
heard.
• Some audio devices, USB flash drives and
Bluetooth® audio devices may not be
compatible.
• Use any audio devices, USB flash drives
and Bluetooth® audio devices at your
own risk.
• In no event shall Honda be liable for any
damages or troubles that occur in the
use of audio devices and USB flash
drives.
• iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod,
iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod shuffle and
iPod nano are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are
registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such
marks by Honda Motors Co., Ltd., is
under license.
• Other trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
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Audio System (Continued)
Audio System Component Locations
iPod/USB digital
iPhone/Mobile audio player/USB
flash drive, etc.
phone, etc.
iPhone/Mobile
phone/Bluetooth®
audio device, etc.
Rear speakers
Operation Guide
Bluetooth® connection (P81)
Main Bluetooth® antenna
Radio antenna
Center panel
Front speakers
USB connection
(P92)
USB connector*1
Audio unit
Multi-information
display
Rear Bluetooth® antenna
Audio system supported
profiles:
• HFP ver. 1.5
Left handlebar switches
• A2DP ver. 1.2
• AVRCP ver. 1.4
Front Bluetooth® antenna
• PBAP ver. 1.0
Headset supported profiles:
• HFP ver. 1.6 / ver. 1.5
• A2DP ver. 1.2
USB connector*2
GPS antenna
Bluetooth®
connection (P81)
Passenger Bluetooth® headset
USB connection:
*1 GL1800DA : USB connector is in the travel trunk.
*2 Except GL1800DA : USB connector is in the shelter case.
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Bluetooth® connection (P81)
Rider Bluetooth® headset
Basic Operations
[1]
Center Panel
[2]
[1] Interface dial ( ENTER )
(Home) button
[4] INFO button
[5]
[3]
(Back) button
(Interface dial): Rotate
or move
in the eight possible directions to select
the available choices. Press
to set your
selection.
• When listening to the radio
Rotate
or move
: Switches to a
higher-frequency
Rotate
or move
: Switches to a
lower-frequency
Move
and hold: Selects the next
station with strong reception.
Move
and hold: Selects the previous
station with strong reception.
Move
: Selects the next preset radio
station.
Move
: Selects the previous preset
radio station.
• When listening to an iPod, USB flash
drive or Bluetooth® audio
Move
: Skips to the next song.
Move
: Goes back to the beginning
of the current or previous song.
• When listening to a USB flash drive
Move
and hold: Skips to the next
folder.
Move
and hold: Goes back to the
previous folder.
[2]
(Home) button: Select to go to the
home screen.
[3]
(Back) button: Press to go return the
previous screen.
[4] INFO button: Press to switch the
information displayed on the information
bar.
[5]
button: Press to switch the audio
output between the paired Bluetooth®
headsets and the speakers.
Operation Guide
You can operate and set the various
functions of the audio system using the
interface dial and buttons on the center
panel and/or switches on the left
handlebar. However, you cannot operate
some functions by the center panel
switches/Interface dial while the motorcycle
is in motion.
button
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Audio System (Continued)
Left Handlebar
[1] VOL lever
[2] 4-way key switch
[5]
switch
Operation Guide
[4]
switch
[7]
[3] ENT switch
switch
[6]
switch
[1] VOL (volume control) lever: Push the
lever up to increase the volume.
• To increase the volume: Push the lever
up.
• To decrease the volume: Push the lever
down.
• To increase the volume rapidly: Push up
and hold the lever.
• To decrease the volume rapidly: Push
down and hold the lever.
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[2] 4-way key switch: Press right, left, up or
down to select a menu item.
• When listening to the radio
Press
: Selects the next preset radio
station.
Press
: Selects the previous preset
radio station.
Press and hold
: Selects the next
station with strong reception.
Press and hold
: Selects the previous
station with strong reception.
• When listening to an iPod, USB flash
drive or Bluetooth® audio
Press
: Skips to the next song.
Press
: Goes back to the beginning of
the current or previous song.
• When listening to a USB flash drive
Press and hold
: Skips to the next
folder.
Press and hold
: Goes back to the
previous folder.
[3] ENT switch: Press to set your selection.
[4]
(Voice control) switch: Press to
receive, reject or end a call. Starts Siri if
Apple CarPlay is available.
[5]
(Home) switch: Select to go to the
home screen.
[6]
(Back) switch: Press to return to the
previous screen.
[7]
(Source/Private Mode) switch:
Press to change the audio mode. Cycles
through the audio modes as follows:
[FM] ψ [AM] ψ [SXM] (option) ψ [USB] ψ
[iPod] ψ [Bluetooth] ψ [AUX] (option)
• When playing an audio
Press and hold
switch to mute the
volume and to pause a track
• When receiving a call
Press and hold
switch to enable/
disable the private mode.
❙ To Change the Audio Mode
❙ To Select the Audio Output Device
❙ To Adjust the Volume
Press
switch to change the audio
mode. Cycles through the audio modes on
the information bar as follows:
[FM] ψ [AM] ψ [SXM] (option) ψ [USB] ψ
[iPod] ψ [Bluetooth] ψ [AUX] (option)
You can switch the audio output between
the paired Bluetooth® headsets and the
speakers by pressing
button on the
center panel.
You can adjust the volume settings for the
speakers and headsets separately.
When you push VOL lever up or down,
the volume control level appears on the
information bar.
Operation Guide
The selected device is displayed by the
audio output status icon on the screen.
: Audio output is from the Bluetooth®
headsets.
: Audio output is from the speakers.
The system has following unique volume
levels. Adjust the volume while in the
individual modes.
[Audio] / [Phone] / [Navi] / [Ring tone] / [Siri]
/ [Apple CarPlay] / [CB radio (option)]
Information bar
• [FM] (P90)
• [AM] (P90)
• [SXM]
This function is optional. Contact your
dealer for details.
• [USB] (P96)
• [iPod] (P96)
• [Bluetooth] (P96)
• [AUX]
This function is optional. Contact your
dealer for details.
Audio output status icon
Information bar
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Audio System (Continued)
Operation Guide
To increase the volume: push VOL lever
up.
uTo increase the volume rapidly, push up
and hold VOL lever.
To decrease the volume: push VOL lever
down.
uTo decrease the volume rapidly, push
down and hold VOL lever.
VOLUME level range: Level 0 to 30
To resume the volume: Operate VOL lever
while volume is muted.
VOL lever
To mute the volume: Press and hold
switch.
uA diagonal line appears in the audio
output status icon on the screen.
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Audio output status icon
❙ Sound Setting
From this screen, you can go to various
setup options for the audio system.
You can adjust the sound to fit your
preferences.
Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select a setting menu.
Press
or ENT switch to set your
selection.
•
•
•
•
[Sound setting] (P73)
[General setting] (P76)
[Bluetooth setting] (P81)
[Phone setting] (P88)
The sound settings contain the following:
• [Bass] (P73)
• [Treble] (P74)
• [Bass boost] (P74)
• [Fader] (P74)
• [Auto volume (Speaker)] (P75)
• [Auto volume (Headset)] (P75)
• [CB roger beep] (P76)
Bass
Adjusts lower-frequency sound level.
Operation Guide
Audio Setting
!a Select [Bass], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select your preferred
level.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Available setting range: Level -6 to +6
Default: Level 0
The Bass control is automatically adjusted
in accordance with the vehicle speed.
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Audio System (Continued)
Bass Boost
Enables/disables bass boost.
!a Select [Treble], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select your preferred
level.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
!a Select [Bass boost], and then press
or ENT switch to select (enable) or
deselect (disable) the function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Fader
Adjusts the front and rear speaker output
balance.
Operation Guide
Treble
Adjusts higher-frequency sound level.
Available setting range: Level -6 to +6
Default: Level 0
The Treble control is automatically adjusted
in accordance with the vehicle speed.
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Default: Off (deselected)
!a Select [Fader], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select your preferred
level.
uPositive levels increase front output
level and decrease rear output level. If
fader level is set to +7, the rear
speakers are muted.
uNegative levels decrease front output
level and increase rear output level. If
fader level is set to -7, the front
speakers are muted.
Auto Volume (Speaker)
Selects the volume setting to automatically
increase volume from the speakers as the
speed of the motorcycle increases.
Auto Volume (Headset)
Selects the volume setting to automatically
increase volume from the headsets as the
speed of the motorcycle increases.
!a Select [Auto volume (Speaker)], and
then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch, and then press
or
ENT switch to set your selection.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
!a Select [Auto volume (Headset)], and
then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch, and then press
or
ENT switch to set your selection.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Available settings: [OFF]/[LOW]/[MID]/
[HIGH]
Default: [OFF]
Available settings: [OFF]/[LOW]/[HIGH]
Default: [OFF]
Operation Guide
u GL1800B/BD On models equipped
with the front speakers only, setting
the fader level to a negative level
means the output sound gradually
becomes smaller.
uThe fader setting does not affect the
headsets output.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Available setting range: Level -7 to +7
Default: Level 0
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Audio System (Continued)
CB Roger Beep
Roger Beep is a beep sound that is sent to
notify you of the end of transmission.
This function is optional. Contact your
dealer for details.
❙ General Setting
Configures system settings.
Rotate
, or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select a setting menu.
Press
or ENT switch to set your
selection.
Beep
Enables/disables the beep sound when
operating keys.
Operation Guide
The general settings contain the following:
• [Beep] (P76)
• [Language] (P77)
• [TTS Language] (P77)
• [Clock] (P77)
• [System Information] (P79)
• [Apple CarPlay/iPod] (P79)
• [System Reset] (P80)
• [Restore Apple CarPlay Settings] (P80)
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!a Select [Beep], and then press
or
ENT switch to select (enable) or
deselect (disable) the function.
uYou cannot deactivate the beep
sound for error or caution messages.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Default: On (selected)
Language
Changes the system language.
TTS Language
Changes the TTS (text-to-speech)
language.
Clock
The audio system receives signals from GPS
satellites, updating the clock automatically.
You can also adjust the clock manually.
Operation Guide
!a Select [Language], and then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select the display
language that you want to use on the
screen, and then press
or ENT
switch to set your selection.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Available languages: [US English]/
[CA Francois]/[NA Espanol]
Default: [US English]
!a Select [TTS language], and then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select the TTS
language to use the navigation, and
then press
or ENT switch to set
your selection.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
To enable/disable GPS adjustment function:
!a With [GPS adjustment] selected, press
or ENT switch to select (enable) or
deselect (disable) the function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Default: On (selected)
Available languages: [US English]/
[CA Francois]/[NA Espanol]
Default: [US English]
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Audio System (Continued)
To adjust the clock manually:
Operation Guide
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!a Select [Manual setting], and then press
or ENT switch.
!b The month section is selected. Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way key
switch until the desired month is
displayed. Move
or press
on
the 4-way key switch to set the month.
The selection move to the day section.
!c Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch until the desired day is
displayed. Move
or press
on
the 4-way key switch to set the day. The
selection move to the year section.
!d Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch until the desired year is
displayed. Move
or press
on
the 4-way key switch to set the year.
The selection move to the hour section.
!e Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch until the desired hour is
displayed. Move
or press
on
the 4-way key switch to set the hour.
The selection move to the minute
section.
!f Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch until the desired minute
is displayed. Move
or press
on
the 4-way key switch to set the minute.
!g Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Time Zone
Selects the offset of local time from UTC
(Coordinated Universal Time).
This function is disabled when [Manual
setting] is selected. If you are in an area
outside the range of the navigation map,
[Auto] is disabled. When no GPS Signal
such as in tunnel will also disable [Auto].
Quick setting: Move
/
and hold, or
press and hold
/
on the 4-way key
switch until the desired number appears.
The clock setting is 24-hour indication, but
the clock display is 12-hour indication. The
call history is 24-hours indication.
The clock will be reset to 12:00 when the
battery is reconnected.
!a Select [Time zone], and then press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select the time zone,
and then press
or ENT switch to
set your selection.
Setting range: [Auto] or [UTC-12:00]
to [UTC +13:00]
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
!a Select [DST], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select [Auto], ON
(enable) or OFF (disable), and then press
or ENT switch to set your
selection.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
System Information
Shows various information of the audio
system.
!a Select [System information], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b The following information is displayed.
•Software version
•Hardware version
•GPS reception status
•OSS Regulated Information
•SiriusXM® Subscriptions: Displays
information about SiriusXM®
subscriptions. This function is optional.
Contact your dealer for details.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
SiriusXM® is a registered trademark of
SiriusXM Radio, Inc.
Apple CarPlay/iPod
Selects whether Apple CarPlay connection
or iPod (USB) connection is used when
connecting your iPhone to the system with
a USB cable.
To change the connection setting,
disconnect the USB cable from your iPhone
once, change the setting menu, and then
connect the USB cable to your iPhone again.
Operation Guide
DST
Sets the DST (Daylight Saving Time).
This function is disabled when [Manual
setting] is selected. If you are in an area
outside the range of the navigation map,
[Auto] is disabled. When no GPS Signal
such as in tunnel will also disable [Auto].
!a Select [Apple CarPlay] or [iPod], and
then press
or ENT switch to
change the connection.
Default: [Apple CarPlay]
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Apple CarPlay: (P99)
Playing an audio: (P96)
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Audio System (Continued)
System Reset
Resets the audio system to the factory
defaults. All settings including preset data
will be reset default values.
!b Select [YES] to reset the settings.
uAfter selecting [YES], the system will
reboot.
Operation Guide
!a Select [System reset], and then press
or ENT switch.
uA confirmation message appears on
the screen.
Restore Apple CarPlay Settings
Resets your selection on the Apple CarPlay
disclaimer screen.
!a Select [Restore Apple CarPlay settings],
and then press
or ENT switch.
uA confirmation message appears on
the screen.
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!b Select [YES] to reset your Apple CarPlay
setting.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Apple CarPlay: (P99)
❙ Bluetooth Setting
(P86)
• [Passenger HS pairing] (For passenger
headset) (P86)
Bluetooth® version
Bluetooth® profiles
(For iPhone, mobile
phone or Bluetooth®
device)
Bluetooth® profiles
(For rider and
passenger headsets)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
HFP (Hand Free Profile) ver. 1.5
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) ver. 1.2
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) ver. 1.4
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile) ver. 1.0
HFP (Hand Free Profile) ver. 1.6 (recommendation) / ver. 1.5
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) ver. 1.2
• You cannot pair an iPhone/Bluetooth® device while the motorcycle is moving. When
pairing, park your motorcycle in a safe place.
• Bluetooth® connection cannot be established while launching Apple CarPlay.
• Your motorcycle is not equipped with intercom function. If you want to use intercom
function, use the intercom function of your headset.
• Some local governments prohibit the use of a headset by the operator of a motor
vehicle. Always obey applicable laws and regulations.
Operation Guide
You can connect with your iPhone or other
mobile phone and/or Bluetooth® headsets
via Bluetooth®.
Your motorcycle can establish up to 3
Bluetooth® connections at the same time.
Available devices are as follows:
• [Phone pairing] (For iPhone or mobile
phone) (P82)
• [Rider HS pairing] (For rider headset)
Supported Bluetooth® version/profiles
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Audio System (Continued)
Phone Pairing
You can establish a Bluetooth® connection
in two ways.
• [From phone]: Search from the device.
• [Inquiry]: Search from the system.
[From phone]
Operation Guide
This function is disabled while the
motorcycle is in motion.
!d Select [From phone], and then press
or ENT switch.
uThe system waits for a response from
a target device for 2 minutes.
!a Enable the Bluetooth® function on your
device.
uFor details, refer to the instruction
manual of your device.
!b Select [Bluetooth setting], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!c Select [Phone pairing], and then press
or ENT switch to enter the setting
menu.
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!f When a request message appears on
the target device, tap “Pair.”
!g The device name and PIN code appear
on the screen. Select [Pair], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!e Tap “Honda Goldwing (default name)”
on the Bluetooth® setting menu of the
target device.
!h When the pairing is complete, a
message to inform you that pairing was
successful appears on the screen. Press
or ENT switch.
!i
(Bluetooth® icon) and
(device
icon) appear on the screen, and icons of
available functions next to the name of
the device turn on.
: Phone
: Music
!j Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
[Inquiry]
!d Select [Inquiry], and then press
or
ENT switch.
uThe system waits for a response from
a target device.
!i
(Bluetooth® icon) and
(device
icon) appear on the screen, and icons of
available functions next to the name of
the device turn on.
: Phone
: Music
!j Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Operation Guide
!e The names of the devices detected are
displayed on the background screen.
Press
or ENT switch to exit the
search mode.
uIf many Bluetooth® devices are
detected, the target device may be
detected under the list, so exit the
search screen and scroll down the list.
!f Select a target device name, and then
press
or ENT switch.
!g When a request message appears on
the target device, tap “Pair.”
!h When the pairing is complete, a
message to inform you that pairing was
successful appears on the screen. Press
or ENT switch.
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Audio System (Continued)
To Connect the Paired Device Manually
Operation Guide
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!a Select [Bluetooth setting], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b Select [Phone pairing], and then press
or ENT switch to enter the setting menu.
!c Select the device you want to connect,
and then press
or ENT switch.
!d When the connection is established, a
message to inform you that pairing was
successful appears on the screen. Press
or ENT switch.
!e
(Bluetooth® icon) and
(device
icon) appear on the screen, and icons of
available functions next to the name of
the device turn on.
uThe battery status of the device icon is
displayed only when Phone connection
is established.
To Reconnect a Paired Device
Automatically
When the ignition switch is turned ON or
ACC, the system reconnects with
registered device automatically.
u If the system finds multiple paired
devices, the system will reconnect with
the device that was connected last.
u After reconnecting, the song that was
last played will be played automatically.
!c Select the paired device, and then press
or ENT switch.
!d Select [Delete pairing], and then press
or ENT switch.
!e A confirmation message appears on the
screen. Select [YES], and then press
or ENT switch.
To Delete the Paired Device
!f
!a Select [Bluetooth setting], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b Select [Phone pairing], and then press
or ENT switch to enter the setting
menu.
(Bluetooth® icon) disappears from
the screen.
To Connect/Disconnect Available
Functions Individually
Depending on the connected device, this
function may not be able to establish a
connection.
When the function is unavailable:
!d Select [Disconnect as phone] or
[Disconnect as music], and then press
or ENT switch.
!e Icons of available functions next to the
name of the device turn on.
!e Icons of available functions next to the
name of the device turn off.
Operation Guide
When the function is unavailable:
!d Select [Connect as phone] or [Connect
as music], and then press
or ENT
switch.
!a Select [Bluetooth setting], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b Select [Phone pairing], and then press
or ENT switch to enter the setting
menu.
!c Select the paired device, and then press
or ENT switch.
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Audio System (Continued)
Rider HS Pairing/Passenger HS Pairing
This function is disabled while the
motorcycle is in motion.
Operation Guide
!a Enable the Bluetooth® function on your
device.
uFor details, refer to the instruction
manual of your device.
!b Select [Bluetooth setting], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!c Select [Rider HS pairing] or [Passenger
HS pairing], and then press
or ENT
switch to enter the setting menu.
!d Select [Inquiry], and then press
ENT switch.
or
!e The names of the devices detected are
displayed on the background screen.
Press
or ENT switch to exit the
search mode.
!f Select a target device name, and then
press
or ENT switch.
uThe system waits for a response from
a target device.
!g When the pairing is complete, a
message to inform you that pairing was
successful appears on the screen.
Depending on the connection, the
following icon appears on the screen.
/
: when pairing rider headset
/
: when pairing passenger headset
!h Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
To connect/disconnect the headset:
(P84)
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To Edit the System Name
You can edit the system name to be
displayed on a target device.
System default name: Honda Goldwing
Headset default name: Honda Rider HS /
Honda Passenger HS
!c Select [OK], and then press
switch.
or ENT
Operation Guide
!a Select [System name:], and then press
or ENT switch.
!b The edit screen appears. Delete the
current name, and then enter the new
name.
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Audio System (Continued)
❙ Phone Setting
You can configure the phone settings.
Rotate
or press
/
on the 4-way
key switch to select a setting menu item.
Press
or ENT switch to set your
selection.
Operation Guide
Default: On (selected)
This setting can also be configured by
pressing and holding
switch on the
left handlebar during a call.
The phone settings contain the following:
• [Private mode] (P88)
• [Phonebook download] (P88)
• [Mic. level] (P89)
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Private Mode
Enables/disables a call with the passenger's
headset.
!a Select [Private mode], and then press
or ENT switch to select (enable) or
deselect (disable) the function.
!b Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Phonebook Download
Enables/disables automatic import of your
phonebook and call history when your
phone is paired.
Up to 1,000 phonebook entries can be
stored.
uFor each person, you can store up to
4 numbers (home, office, cell phone and
other) in the phonebook.
Phonebook is updated after every
connection. Call history is updated after
every connection or call.
!a Select [Phonebook download], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select [Auto] or
[Manual], and then press
or ENT
switch.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Default: Auto
Mic. Level
Adjusts the microphone volume.
Operation Guide
!a Select [Mic. level], and then press
or
ENT switch.
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to select your preferred
level.
!c Return to the previous screen or the
Home screen. (P24)
Available setting range: Level -7 to +7
Default: Level 0
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Audio System (Continued)
Playing the FM/AM Radio
The audio system features FM/AM radio.
Press
(Source/Private Mode) switch to
select to FM/AM radio. (P71)
[1] Band
[3] Current frequency
Operation Guide
[2] Preset number
[4] Preset mode
[7] ST indicator
(FM radio)
[6] Program type
(FM radio)
[5] Station name
(FM radio)
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Screen Information
[1] Band
[2] Preset number
[3] Current frequency
[4] Preset mode ([User Preset]/[Auto Preset])
[5] Station name USA model only
Displays that the station name of the
current station when available (FM radio
only).
[6] Program type USA model only
Displays the program type of the
current station when available (FM radio
only).
[7] ST (stereo) indicator
•Reception of a stereo signal is
indicated when the ST indicator
appears in the display. (Stereo
reception is available only for FM
stereo broadcasts.)
As FM stereo reception becomes
weaker, special circuits in the radio
gradually blend the sound toward
mono to maintain some sound quality,
even though the ST indicator remains
on.
❙ Select Station
You can tune the radio frequency one step
at a time.
The FM frequency moves in 200 kHz steps.
The AM frequency moves in 10 kHz steps.
To go up in frequency, rotate
, move
or press
on the 4-way key switch.
u Auto seek: Move
and hold. The
audio system will seek until a
broadcasting station with a strong signal
is detected.
To go down in frequency, rotate
, move
or press
on the 4-way key switch.
u Auto seek: Move
and hold. The
audio system will seek until a
broadcasting station with a strong signal
is detected.
❙ Preset Stations
To Store a Station Automatically:
If you are traveling far from home and can
no longer receive the stations you preset,
you can use the auto select function to find
stations in the local area.
You can store 12 AM stations and 12 FM
stations in auto preset mode.
!a Press
or ENT switch to select
[Auto] preset mode.
!b Press and hold
or ENT switch.
The audio system will seek and store
stations with strong signal
automatically.
uTo cancel the scan, select [Abort].
uIf you are in a remote area, the auto
select function may not find 12
stations.
uIf no available station is detected at
all, the stored preset stations are
kept.
uIf even one station is detected, all the
preset stations are overwritten.
To Select a Preset Station:
!a Move
/
or press
/
on the
4-way key switch to select a preset
station.
!b Press and hold
or ENT switch.
Operation Guide
To Store a Station Manually:
You can store the frequencies of your
favorite radio stations.
You can store 12 AM stations and 12 FM
stations in user preset mode.
!a Press
or ENT switch to select [User]
preset mode.
!b Tune in to a station you want to store.
!c Press and hold
or ENT switch.
!d Select a preset number, and then press
and hold
or ENT switch.
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Audio System (Continued)
Connecting your iPhone/iPod/USB
device
Operation Guide
You can connect your iPhone/iPod/USB
device using a certified cable to the USB
connector or connect a USB flash drive, etc.
to the USB connector directly.
Make sure to use the factory USB cable that
came with your device.
❙ Compatible Devices
iPhone, iPod and other devices compatible with your audio system are:
USB flash drive
Standard
USB 2.0/3.0
File systems
FAT32 (recommendation),
FAT16, HFS+
Storage capacities
From 256 MB to 64 GB
Maximum
8 hierarchies
hierarchies
Maximum folders
512 folders
Maximum files 65,524 files (same limitation
in one folder)
Maximum file/
255 characters
folder name size
Maximum file size
2 GB (in single file)
iPhone 5 or later
iOS 10 or later
iPod touch (5th generation) or later
iOS 9 or later
iPad/iPad Air/iPad Mini (all model)
Not supported
iPod classic/iPod shuffle/
Not supported
iPod nano (all model)
Hard disk drive
Not supported
Card reader/Memory reader
Not supported
CD/DVD/FD drive
Not supported
USB hub
Not supported
• Some USB flash drives maybe unsupported or incompatible and will cause abnormal
audio function, such as skipping or playing delays.
• Do not use hard disks, card readers, and memory readers which may damage the device and
data. If you accidentally connect the one of them, turn the ignition switch OFF and remove it.
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❙ Audio Files on Device
Operation Guide
MP3/WMA/WAV files in your device can be played on the following specifications.
Standard
MPEG1 Audio Layer 3
File extension
.mp3
Sample rate
32/44.1/48
(kHz)
MP3
Bit rates (kbps)
32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/
192/224/256/320/VBR
Available tags
ID3v2 (v2.2/v2.3/v2.4)
ID3v1 (v1.0/v1.1)
Standard
Windows Media Audio Version 7/8/9
File extension
.wma
Digital rights management (DRM)
Not supported
WMA
Sample rate (kHz)
16/22.05/32/44.1/48
Bit rates (kbps)
5 to 320/VBR
Available tags
ASF
Standard
WAVE
WAV
File extension
.wav
Sample rate (kHz)
16/22.05/32/44.1/48
• Do not edit other type of extension. Playing a device containing these kind of files can cause troubles such as the device or speakers
failure.
• Depending on the type of the character code used for the music information of audio files, the music information may not be displayed
correctly.
Windows Media is registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. in the U.S. and other countries.
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Audio System (Continued)
❙ To Connect Your iPhone/iPod/USB Device
iPhone/iPod/USB device
GL1800DA
!a GL1800DA
Open the travel trunk. (P126)
Except GL1800DA
Open the shelter case. (P129)
!b Connect your iPhone/iPod/USB device
using a certified cable to the USB
connector or connect a USB flash drive,
etc. to the USB connector directly.
After connecting, the UBS icon appears
on the screen.
USB connector
Operation Guide
USB icon
Travel trunk
Certified cable for the
device to be connected
Except GL1800DA
Certified cable for the
device to be connected
USB connector
!c Store your device in the travel trunk
( GL1800DA ) or shelter case
( Except GL1800DA ).
!d Close the travel trunk or shelter case.
Shelter case
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iPhone/iPod/
USB device
❙ To Disconnect Your iPhone/iPod/USB
Device
You can disconnect your iPhone/iPod/USB
device at any time. Make sure to follow the
device’s instructions on how to disconnect
the device from the cable.
When you disconnect your device, the USB
icon will disappear from the screen.
Operation Guide
• Do not leave your device in the vehicle
(travel trunk or shelter case, etc.). High
heat will damage it.
• Read precaution statements on the
provided instructions of your device.
• Some USB flash drives (such as devices
with security lockout features, etc.) may
not be used or restricted to its function.
• We recommend backing up your data
before playing it.
• iPhone, iPod or some of USB devices can
be charged with the USB cable when the
ignition switch is in the ON or ACC
position. The charging time may be
longer than usual.
• We recommend covering your devices
with an audio pouch, or soft fabric or
cover to protect from damage.
• Be careful to not get the USB connector
wet.
• Do not connect with a hub.
• Do not connect incompatible devices.
• If the audio system does not recognize
the device, try reconnecting it a few
times or reboot the device.
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Audio System (Continued)
Playing Audio
The audio system can play music stored on
a device connected via USB or Bluetooth®.
[4] Album title
[3] Artist name
Operation Guide
[1] Current audio mode
[2] Song title
[5] Play time
[8] Album art
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[7] Total time
[6] Progress bar
Screen Information
The information displayed on the screen
differs depending on the connected device
and the type of file being played back.
The system supports ID3 tag information. If
a track does not have an ID3 tag, the song
title or file name is displayed.
[1] Current audio mode
[2] Song title
[3] Artist name
[4] Album title (Folder name)
[5] Play time
[6] Progress bar
[7] Total time
[8] Album art (Displayed only when the
device is connected via USB and the
track contains artwork.)
❙ To Play a Track
!a Connect the device you want to play
from.
Bluetooth setting: (P81)
Connecting your iPhone/iPod/USB
device: (P94)
!b Select the audio output device. (P71)
!c Press
switch to select [USB], [iPod]
or [Bluetooth].
!d Press
or ENT switch to display the
playlist. (P98)
!e Select the supported audio file you
want to play. (P93)
!f Press
or ENT switch to play a track.
❙ To Pause a Track
❙ To Change a Track
❙ To Select the Play Mode
Push and hold
switch to pause a track
and mute the volume.
uA diagonal line appears in the audio
output status icon on the screen.
To skip to the next track, move
or
press
on the 4-way key switch.
To go back to the beginning of the current
or previous track, move
or press
on the 4-way key switch.
You can select repeat and random modes.
To switch the mode, press and hold
or
ENT switch.
Operation Guide
❙ To Change an Album (Folder)
To change to the next album (folder), move
and hold or press and hold
on the
4-way key switch.
To change to the previous album (folder),
move
and hold or press and hold
on the 4-way key switch.
Audio output status icon
To resume a track, operate VOL lever
while volume is muted.
For iPod and Bluetooth® device playback
•
Album repeat play mode: Repeats all
tracks in the current album.
•
Track repeat play mode: Repeats the
current track.
•
Album random play mode: Plays
tracks randomly from the current album.
continued
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Audio System (Continued)
For USB device playback
•
Repeat play mode:
-When playing from the [Folders] playlist,
repeats all tracks in the current folder.
-When playing from the [Songs] playlist,
repeats all tracks in the USB device.
Operation Guide
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❙ To Select a Track from the Playlist
You can select a track from various playlists
depending on the connected device.
•
Track repeat play mode: Repeats the
current track.
•
Random play mode:
-When playing from the [Folders] playlist,
plays tracks randomly from the current
folder.
-When playing from the [Songs] playlist,
plays tracks randomly from all tracks in
the USB device.
!a Press
or ENT switch to display the
playlist.
!b Press
/
on the 4-way key switch
to change the playlist tab.
When iPod or Bluetooth® device is
connected: [Artists] ψ [Albums] ψ
[Playlist] ψ [Songs] ψ [Genres]
When USB device is connected:
[Folders] ψ [Songs]
!c Select a desired item from the playlist,
and then press
or ENT switch.
• Available operating functions may differ
depending on the connected device and
the type of file being played back.
• If an iPhone is connected via Apple
CarPlay, the iPod/USB source is
unavailable and audio files on the phone
can only be played within Apple CarPlay.
Apple CarPlay™
• Only iPhone 5 or newer versions with iOS
10 or later are compatible with Apple
CarPlay.
• Park your motorcycle in a safe place
before connecting your iPhone to Apple
CarPlay and when launching any
compatible apps.
• In no event shall Honda be liable for any
damages or troubles that occur in the
use of iPhone.
• If a mobile network communication is
unstable due to surrounding conditions
or signal strength conditions, Apple
CarPlay functions may not be available.
• To use Apple CarPlay, a headset
connection is necessary. If headset
connection is broken due to headset
battery depletion or communication
failure, Apple CarPlay cannot be used
until the connection is restored.
• You cannot operate Apple CarPlay by
the center panel switches/Interface dial
while the motorcycle is in motion.
• Application and menu items displayed
on the screen may differ depending on
the connected device and iOS version.
• While connected to Apple CarPlay, calls
are only made through Apple CarPlay. If
you want to make a call with Bluetooth®
handsfree calling, disconnect the USB
cable from your iPhone and connect
your iPhone via Bluetooth®.
To connect the paired device:
(P84)
• For details on countries and regions
where Apple CarPlay is available, as well
as information pertaining to function,
refer to the Apple homepage.
• Apple CarPlay cannot be used with USB
connection via USB2 terminal (option).
❙ Apple CarPlay Operating Requirements &
Limitations
Apple CarPlay requires a compatible iPhone
with an active cellular connection and data
plan. Your carrier’s rate plans will apply.
Changes in operating systems, hardware,
software, and other technology integral to
providing Apple CarPlay functionality, as
well as new or revised governmental
regulations, may result in a decrease or
cessation of Apple CarPlay functionality
and services.
Honda cannot and does not provide any
warranty or guarantee of future Apple
CarPlay performance or functionality.
Operation Guide
If you connect an Apple CarPlaycompatible iPhone to the system via USB,
you can use the multi-information display,
instead of the iPhone display, to make a
phone calls, listen to music, view maps
(navigation), and access messages.
It is possible to use 3rd party apps if they
are compatible with Apple CarPlay. Refer to
the Apple homepage for information on
compatible apps.
❙ Use of User and Vehicle Information
The use and handling of user and vehicle
information transmitted to/from your
iPhone by Apple CarPlay is governed by the
Apple iOS terms and conditions and
Apple’s Privacy Policy.
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Audio System (Continued)
❙ To Setup Apple CarPlay
Operation Guide
Use of Apple CarPlay will result in the
transmission of certain user and vehicle
information (such as vehicle location,
speed, and status) to your iPhone to
enhance the Apple CarPlay experience. You
will need to consent to the sharing of this
information on the screen.
!d When the disclaimer message appears
on the screen, select [Enable once] or
[Always enable], and then press
or
ENT switch.
❙ Apple CarPlay Menu
Apple CarPlay menu screen
Messages
Music
Phone
Maps
!a Enable the Apple CarPlay setting.
(P79)
!b Pair the headsets. (P86)
!c Connect your iPhone to the USB port
located in the travel trunk GL1800DA or
shelter case Except GL1800DA . (P94)
uWhen connecting your iPhone, if it is
recognized as iPod, disconnect the
USB cable once, enable the Apple
CarPlay (P79), and then reconnect
the USB cable again.
[Enable once]: Allows only once.
(Prompt shows again next time.)
[Always enable]: Allows anytime.
(Prompt does not show again.)
[Cancel]: Does not allow this consent.
If select [Cancel] and do not allow this
consent, need to reconnect as iPod.
Go back to Home screen
Go back to Apple CarPlay
menu screen
Home screen
!e Apple CarPlay menu screen appears.
Go to Apple CarPlay menu screen
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Phone
Access the contact list, make phone calls,
or listen to voice mail.
❙ Operating Apple CarPlay with Siri
To activate Siri, pairing with device such as
a headset must be paired. (P86)
Music
Play music stored on your iPhone.
Messages
Check and reply to text messages, or have
messages read to you.
HONDA
Go back to the Home screen.
To Activate Siri
!a Connect your iPhone to the USB port
located in the travel trunk GL1800DA or
shelter case Except GL1800DA . (P94)
!b Unlock your iPhone and enable Siri.
uFor details, refer to the iPhone User
Guide, etc.
!c Pair a Bluetooth® headset. (P86)
!d Press and hold
switch on the left
handlebar.
!e Say a voice command through the
paired headset.
Below Are Examples of Questions and
Commands for Siri
• Call dad at work.
• What song is this?
• How’s the weather tomorrow?
• Read my latest email.
• Find a table for four tonight in Chicago.
For more information, please visit
www.apple.com/ios/siri.
Operation Guide
Maps
Display Apple CarPlay map and use the
navigation function just as you would on
your iPhone.
u Only one navigation system (pre-installed
navigation or Apple CarPlay) can give
directions at a time. When you are using
one system, directions to any prior
destination set on the other system will be
canceled, and the system you are currently
using will direct you to your destination.
Siri may not be recognized correctly due to
the effect of wind noise during running or
external noise. In that case, try to change
the position of the microphone or to adjust
the windscreen height. (P134)
To Deactivate Siri
Press and hold
switch on the left
handlebar.
Go back to the Apple CarPlay menu screen.
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Audio System (Continued)
Using Bluetooth® Handsfree Calling
Operation Guide
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Bluetooth® handsfree calling allows you to
make and receive phone calls using your
motorcycle's audio system, without
handling your mobile phone.
To use the handsfree calling, you need a
Bluetooth® compatible mobile phone and
Bluetooth® headsets.
• You cannot operate the handsfree
calling functions by the center panel
switches/Interface dial while the
motorcycle is in motion.
• If Bluetooth® connection is unstable due
to surrounding conditions or radio wave
conditions, the handsfree calling
functions may not be available.
• While talking, you may be hard to hear
due to wind noise during running or
external noise. In that case, try to change
the position of the microphone or to
adjust the windscreen height. (P134)
• The audio output will switch from
speaker to headset automatically when
making or receiving a phone call. (Even if
the headset is not connected).
❙ Preparation
❙ Making a Call
!a Connect with the paired mobile phone.
You can make calls by inputting any phone
number or by using the imported
phonebook, call history or speed dial
entries.
(P81)
uWhen the phonebook import
function is enabled, the contents of
the mobile phone's phonebook and
call history are automatically
imported to the system.
The phonebook is updated after every
connection. Call history is updated
after every connection or call.
Phonebook Download: (P88)
!b Connect the paired headsets (for rider
and passenger if necessary). (P86)
!c Enter the phone screen. (P23)
To change the call mode, press
/
on
the 4-way key switch.
Cycles through the call modes as follows:
[Speed Dial] (P103) ψ [Phonebook]
(P106) ψ [Call History] (P106) ψ [Dial
by Number] (P103)
To adjust the phone volume: (P71)
To enable/disable a call with
passenger's headset: (P88)
• Certain manual functions are disabled
while the motorcycle is in motion. You
cannot select a grayed-out option until
the motorcycle is stopped.
• Only previously stored speed dial entries
and call history can be called while the
motorcycle is in motion. However, if
CarPlay is running, you can make a call
using the Siri voice control system while
the motorcycle is in motion. (P101)
To Make a Call Using a Phone Number
[Dial by number]
This function is disabled while the
motorcycle is in motion.
To Make a Call Using a Speed Dial Entry
[Speed dial]
You can make a call using the speed dial
while the motorcycle is in motion.
To make a call using the speed dial, you
need to store the speed dial number in
advance. (P104)
Up to 20 speed dial numbers can be stored.
!a Select [Speed dial].
!b Select the phone number you want to
call, and then press
or ENT switch.
Dialing starts automatically.
!c To end the call, press and hold
(Voice control) switch on the left
handlebar.
uThe same action can be done by
selecting [End call] on the screen.
Operation Guide
!a Select [Dial by number].
!b Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to enter a number, and
then press
or ENT switch to set the
number.
!c Select [Dial], and then press
or
ENT switch to make a call.
uTo cancel the call, press
or ENT
switch.
!d To end the call, press and hold
(Voice control) switch on the left
handlebar.
uThe same action can be done by
selecting [End call] on the screen.
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Audio System (Continued)
To Store a Phone Number in the Speed
Dial List
Speed dial numbers can be stored in three
ways.
Operation Guide
From [Speed Dial]:
!a Select [Speed dial].
!b Select [Add speed dial], and then press
or ENT switch.
!c The phonebook appears.
uIf the phonebook import function is
disabled, select [YES] to import the
phonebook manually.
!d Select the phone number you want to
store, and then press and hold
(Home) button/
(Home) switch.
The phone number will be stored in the
speed dial list.
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From [Call history]/[Phonebook]:
!a Select [Call history] or [Phonebook].
!b Select the phone number you want to
store, and then press and hold
(Home) button/
(Home) switch.
!c Select [Save as Speed Dial], and then
press
or ENT switch.
The phone number will be stored in the
speed dial list.
!d Rotate
or press
/
on the 4way key switch to change the order of
the speed dial list.
To Delete a Stored Speed Dial Number
!a Select [Speed dial].
!b Select the phone number you want to
delete, and then press and hold
(Home) button/
(Home) switch.
!c Select [Delete] or [Delete all], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!d A confirmation message appears on the
screen. Select [YES], and then press
or ENT switch.
Operation Guide
To Rearrange the Order of the Speed
Dial List
!a Select [Speed dial], and then press and
hold
(Home) button/
(Home)
switch.
!b Select [Rearrange speed dial], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!e Press
or ENT switch to set your
selection.
!c Select the phone number you want to
arrange, and then press
or ENT
switch.
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Audio System (Continued)
Operation Guide
To Make a Call Using the Imported
Phonebook [Phonebook]
This function is disabled while the
motorcycle is in motion.
When the phonebook import function is
enabled, the contents of the phone's
phonebook is automatically imported to
the system.
Phonebook Download: (P88)
If the phonebook import function is
disabled, a popup message will be
displayed on the screen.
To import the phonebook manually, select
[YES], and then press
or ENT switch.
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To Make a Call Using the Call History
[Call history]
You can make a call using the call history
while the motorcycle is in motion.
Call history displays the last 30 dialed,
received, or missed calls.
!a Select [Phonebook].
!b The phonebook is stored alphabetically.
Select a name, and then press
or
ENT switch.
!c Select the phone number you want to
call, and then press
or ENT switch.
Dialing starts automatically.
!d To end the call, press and hold
(Voice control) switch on the left
handlebar.
uThe same action can be done by
selecting [End call] on the screen.
!a Select [Call history].
!b Select the phone number you want to
call, and then press
or ENT switch.
•
: Dialed call
•
: Received call
•
(red): Missed call
!c To end the call, press and hold
(Voice control) switch on the left
handlebar.
uThe same action can be done by
selecting [End call] on the screen.
❙ Receiving a Call
When there is an incoming call, an audible
notification sounds and the Incoming Call
screen appears.
To Receive a Call
When a call comes in, press
switch on
the left handlebar to receive the call.
u The same action can be done by selecting
[Accept] on the screen.
To Reject a Call
When a call comes in, press and hold
switch on the left handlebar to reject a call.
u The same action can be done by selecting
[Reject] on the screen.
Ring Tone
If the connected mobile phone supports “in
band ring tone”, the ring tone stored on
the phone sounds automatically while
receiving a call automatically.
If “in band ring tone” is not supported, the
ring tone stored in the audio system
sounds.
Operation Guide
To End a Call
While talking, press and hold
switch on
the left handlebar to end the call.
u The same action can be done by selecting
[End call] on the screen.
switch
To adjust the phone volume: (P71)
To enable/disable a call with
passenger's headset: (P88)
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Audio System (Continued)
❙ Making Multiple Calls
You can handle multiple calls at the same
time if the connected mobile phone
supports the call waiting function.
Operation Guide
To Receive a Second Call
When a call comes in, press
switch on
the left handlebar to receive the call.
If the recipient answers, the first call is put
on hold.
u The same action can be done by selecting
[Accept] on the screen.
Enter a phone number in [Dial by
number].
uTo change the call mode, press and
hold
or ENT switch.
!c The second outgoing call will start. If
the recipient answers, the first call is put
on hold.
To Switch Between Multiple Calls
To Make a Second Call
Select [Switch calls], and then press
ENT switch.
!a During a call, select [Dial], and then
press
or ENT switch.
!b Select a phone number from [Speed
dial], [Phonebook] or [Call history] or
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or
To End a Call in Progress
!a Press and hold
switch on the left
handlebar to end the second call.
uThe same action can be done by
selecting [End call] on the screen.
!b The system will return to the first call on
hold.
❙ Sending DTMF tones during a call
!a During a call, select [Touch tones], and
then press
or ENT switch.
!b To send a DTMF tone, select a number
key, and then press
or ENT switch.
uTo return to the previous screen,
select [Quit] and press
or ENT
switch.
Operation Guide
You can send DTMF (Dual Tone Multi
Frequency) tones during a call.
This is useful when you call a menu-driven
phone system.
This function is disabled while the
motorcycle is in motion.
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Starting the Engine
Start your engine using the following
procedure, regardless of whether the
engine is cold or warm.
Operation Guide
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This motorcycle is equipped with a Honda
SMART Key system. Always keep Honda
SMART Key on you when you ride the
motorcycle. (P56)
NOTICE
• If the starter operates but the engine does not start,
turn the ignition switch to OFF and wait 10 seconds
before trying to start the engine again to recover
battery voltage.
• Extended fast idling and revving the engine can
damage the engine, and the exhaust system.
• Snapping the throttle or fast idling for more than
about 5 minutes may cause exhaust pipe
discoloration.
• The engine will not start if the throttle is fully open.
GL1800/B
!a Make sure the engine stop switch is in
the
(Run) position.
!b Unlock the steering. (P55)
!c Turn the ignition switch to ON. (P49)
!d Shift the transmission to Neutral ( N
indicator comes on). Alternatively, pull
in the clutch lever to start your
motorcycle with the transmission in
gear so long as the side stand is raised.
!b!c
!d
!a
!e Press the start button with the throttle
completely closed.
!e
GL1800BD/D/DA
!e Press the start button with the throttle
completely closed.
!f Make sure the parking brake lever is
released before riding.
!e
!c!d
!a
!b
If the engine does not start:
!a Open the throttle fully and press
start button once.
!a
!b Repeat the normal starting procedure.
!c If the engine
slightly if idling is unstable.
!d If the engine
seconds before trying steps !a & !b
again.
❙ If Engine Will Not Start (P173)
Quick Engine Starting
You can also start the engine by the
following procedure.
!a Make sure the status of the Honda
SMART Key is active (P56) and enter
the operating range. (P57)
!b While applying the brake lever or pedal
firmly, press and hold the start button
until engine starts.
u The steering lock is automatically
unlocked at the same time.
u GL1800/B The quick engine starting
will not operate if the transmission is
in gear. The quick engine starting can
be operated by pulling in the clutch
lever with the transmission in gear so
long as the side stand is raised.
Operation Guide
!a Check the parking brake (
parking
brake indicator to come on).
!b Make sure the engine stop switch is in
the
(Run) position.
!c Unlock the steering. (P55)
!d Turn the ignition switch to ON. (P49)
u Make sure the N indicator comes
on. If the N indicator does not come
on. (P113)
When You Stop the Engine
!a To stop the engine, put the
Neutral ( N indicator comes on).
!b Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
u GL1800BD/D/DA If you turn the
ignition switch to OFF when the
motorcycle in gear, the engine will
shut off with the clutch disengaged.
!c GL1800BD/D/DA Set the parking brake
when you park the motorcycle. (P60)
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Shifting Gears
GL1800/B
Your motorcycle transmission has 6
forward gears in a one-down, five-up shift
pattern.
Operation Guide
6
45
2 3
N
1
If you put the motorcycle in gear with the
side stand down, the engine will shut off.
❙ Recommended Shift Points
Shifting 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)
Shifting 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)
Dual Clutch Transmission
GL1800BD/D/DA
NOTICE
Improper shifting can damage the engine,
transmission, and drive train. Also, coasting or towing
the motorcycle for long distances with the engine off
can damage the transmission.
Your motorcycle is equipped with an
automatically controlled 7-speed
transmission. It can be shifted automatically
(by AT MODE) or manually (by MT MODE).
❙ Recommended Shift Points
Shifting Up
From 1st to 2nd
From 2nd to 3rd
From 3rd to 4th
From 4th to 5th
From 5th to 6th
From 6th to 7th
15 mph (24 km/h)
20 mph (32 km/h)
27 mph (43 km/h)
35 mph (56 km/h)
45 mph (72 km/h)
55 mph (88 km/h)
Shifting Down
From 7th to 6th
From 6th to 5th
From 5th to 4th
From 4th to 3rd
From 3rd to 2nd
From 2nd to 1st
45 mph (72 km/h)
35 mph (56 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
18 mph (29 km/h)
13 mph (21 km/h)
10 mph (16 km/h)
NOTICE
Improper shifting can damage the engine,
transmission, and drive train. Also, coasting or towing
the motorcycle for long distances with the engine off
can damage the transmission.
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The Dual Clutch Transmission system runs a
self check immediately after starting the
engine.
“-” appears in the gear position indicator
for a few seconds, then goes out.
While “-” appears, you cannot shift into
gear.
When you can change between
Neutral (N) and AT MODE (D):
u Motorcycle is stopped and the engine is
idling.
u Throttle is completely closed. It is not
possible to change from Neutral (N) to
AT mode (D) while the throttle is applied.
u You cannot change between Neutral (N)
and AT MODE (D) while the wheels are
rotating.
u Side stand is raised.
Press D switch
Press A/M switch
Press N switch
AT MODE (D)
MT MODE
Neutral (N): Neutral is selected automatically
when you turn the ignition switch to ON.
If neutral is not selected when you
turn the ignition switch to ON:
u Turn the ignition OFF and ON again.
You may hear (click) noises when the
transmission shifts to Neutral (N). This is
normal.
u If the Neutral (N) is still not selected after
turning the ignition switch on, start the
engine while applying the brake with
side stand raised. If Neutral (N) is still not
selected (P181)
Operation Guide
In order to respond to rider demands in a
broad range of situations, the transmission
is equipped with two operating modes, AT
MODE (D) (automatic shift for regular
operation); and MT MODE (for 7-speed
manual operation), which delivers the same
shift feel as a manual transmission.
u Always use the recommended tires to
ensure correct Dual Clutch Transmission
operation.
NOTICE
To prevent clutch damage, do not use the throttle to
keep the motorcycle stopped uphill.
AT MODE (D): In this mode the gears are
shifted automatically according to your
riding conditions.
And also using the shift up switch (+) or
shift down switch (-), you can temporarily
shift up or down. These switches are
convenient when you want to temporarily
down-shift in front of a curve, etc. (P114)
MT MODE: You can choose between 7
gears in this mode.
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Shifting Gears (Continued)
Operation Guide
Changing between Neutral and AT
MODE/MT MODE
Changing from Neutral (N) to AT MODE (D)
Press the D switch (!a).
The D (AT MODE) indicator comes on, ”1”
is shown in the gear position indicator and
first gear is selected.
Changing from AT MODE or MT MODE
to Neutral (N)
Press the N switch (!b).
Changing between AT MODE and MT
MODE
Press the A/M switch (!c).
The D (AT MODE) indicator goes out while
MT MODE is selected (!d).
!b
!c
!a
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!a
!d
Riding in MT MODE
Shift up and down with the shift up switch
(+) and shift down switch (-).
The selected gear is shown on the gear
position indicator.
u If the MT MODE is selected, the
transmission does not shift up
automatically. Do not allow the engine
revs to go into the red zone.
u The transmission automatically shifts
down when you slow down, even in MT
MODE.
u You will start from 1st gear even if MT
MODE is selected.
Downshifting Blipping Control
In MT MODE, this system controls down
shifting with the throttle completely closed
by increasing engine revs automatically to
match the gear ratio.
u This system may not increase engine revs
in some running conditions.
Gear shift operation
Shifting Up:
Press the shift up switch (+) (!e).
Shifting Down:
Press the shift down switch (-) (!f).
You cannot continue shifting gear by
keeping the shift switch pressed.
To continue shifting gear release the switch
and press it again.
!e
!f
Shift Limit
You cannot downshift if the engine will
exceed the rev limit.
Walking Speed Mode
GL1800BD/D/DA
Make sure there are no obstacles or people
in the area. Avoid steep or uneven surfaces.
Carrying a passenger while in Walking
Speed mode is not recommended because
it makes balance and control more difficult
to maintain.
!a Sit astride the motorcycle, in your
normal riding position, with both feet
on the ground.
!b Make sure the transmission is in neutral
( N indicator comes on) and the side
stand is up.
!c Start the engine. (P110)
!d Press the Walking Speed mode switch
while applying the brake lever or pedal.
The Walking Speed mode indicator is
displayed.
Gear position indicator
Walking Speed mode indicator
Operation Guide
The Walking Speed mode assists the rider
with getting the motorcycle into or out of
tight areas by maneuvering the motorcycle
at slow speed.
u Operate the motorcycle's engine only in
a well-ventilated area.
Walking Speed
mode switch
continued
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Walking Speed Mode (Continued)
Operation Guide
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!e To move the motorcycle backward,
press and hold the shift down switch (-),
and then release the brakes.
To move the motorcycle forward, press
and hold the shift up switch (+), and
then release the brakes.
u The motorcycle will move forward/
backward as long as you hold the
switch down.
u When the shift up switch (+)
(forward) is pressed, “F” is displayed
on the gear position indicator.
When the shift down switch (-)
(backward) is pressed, “R” is
displayed on the gear position
indicator.
u It may take a few seconds before the
motorcycle starts to move.
u When operating the motorcycle in
Walking Speed mode, be sure to sit
on the motorcycle in your normal
riding position.
u When the engine is stopped in
Walking Speed mode, the clutch will
disengage. This will cause the
motorcycle to abruptly lose traction.
u While in Walking Speed mode, do
not press the engine stop switch
except in an emergency. This will
cause the motorcycle to abruptly lose
traction.
Shift up switch (+)
Shift down switch (-)
Guide the motorcycle cautiously, using
your legs to maintain balance.
Use extreme care to maintain balance
while in Walking Speed mode on loose
surfaces (sand, dirt, gravel) or greasecovered pavement.
!f To stop the motorcycle, apply the brake
lever or pedal.
!g To end Walking Speed mode, apply the
brake lever or pedal. After the
motorcycle has stopped, press the
Walking Speed mode switch while
operating the brake lever or pedal, or
press the N switch. Make sure the
Walking Speed mode indicator turns off
and the N indicator comes on.
Moving in Reverse
!g Release the Reverse button, and the
motorcycle will stop.
!h After your motorcycle has stopped,
press the Reverse mode switch to turn
off the system. Make sure the N
indicator comes on.
GL1800 and GL1800B Canada model
!a Sit astride the motorcycle, in your
normal riding position, with both feet
on the ground.
!b Make sure the transmission is in neutral
( N indicator comes on) and the side
stand is up.
!c Start the engine. (P110)
!d Press the Reverse mode switch to turn
on the reverse mode.
u If the engine is not running, the
reverse system cannot be activated.
NOTICE
To avoid damaging the reverse system, do not engage
or disengage reverse when the motorcycle is moving.
Reverse
button
Reverse mode switch
!e When you are ready to back up, press
and hold the Reverse button.
The motorcycle will move in reverse as
long as you hold the button down. (“R”
is displayed on the gear position
indicator.)
To prevent battery discharge, do not
press the Reverse button for more than
1 minute.
!f Guide the motorcycle backward
cautiously, using your legs to maintain
balance.
Use extreme care to maintain balance
while reversing on loose surfaces (sand,
dirt, gravel) or grease-covered
pavement.
Reverse System Overload
The Reverse mode is designed to move the
motorcycle at a constant slow speed.
If the motorcycle begins moving slower or
faster than this speed because of obstacles
or a steep pavement angle, press the
Reverse mode switch to turn off the system
and carefully roll the motorcycle to a more
level, unobstructed surface, and then start
again.
Operation Guide
Your motorcycle’s reverse system allows
you to back out of a parking space at slow
speed.
Make sure there are no obstacles or people
in the direction of travel. Avoid steep or
uneven surfaces. Carrying a passenger
while reversing is not recommended
because it makes balance and control more
difficult to maintain.
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Riding Mode
Operation Guide
You can change the riding mode.
The following parameters change
according to each riding mode.
• Engine output characteristic
• Brake feel
• GL1800BD/D/DA DCT characteristic
• GL1800/D/DA Toque Control operating
level
• GL1800/D/DA Suspension damping
characteristic
Riding mode indicator
The following riding modes are available:
TOUR mode:
TOUR mode provides an engine and
braking feel and suspension damping
characteristics optimized for comfortable
riding in situations such as long distance
touring.
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SPORT mode:
SPORT mode has a quicker and more
powerful engine feel, harder braking feel,
and harder suspension damping
characteristics than with TOUR mode.
For models equipped with DCT, shifting
characteristics are oriented to maintain
middle and high engine speeds.
ECON mode:
ECON mode has a gentler engine feel than
with TOUR mode.
For models equipped with DCT, shifting
characteristics are oriented to maintain low
and middle engine speeds.
RAIN mode:
RAIN mode has a gentler engine feel and
softer suspension damping characteristics
than with TOUR mode.
For models equipped with DCT, shifting
characteristics are gentler than those with
TOUR mode.
Selecting the Riding Mode
GL1800BD/D/DA
Press the MODE button while the throttle
is fully closed.
u The riding mode indicator blinks until the
riding mode is changed.
u The riding mode does not change until
the throttle is fully closed.
u Each time the ignition switch is turned to
ON, the riding mode will automatically
be set to TOUR mode.
MODE button
GL1800/B
Operation Guide
Press one of the MODE buttons (S or T)
while the throttle is fully closed.
u The riding mode indicator blinks until the
riding mode is changed.
u The riding mode does not change until
the throttle is fully closed.
u Each time the ignition switch is turned to
ON, the riding mode will automatically
be set to TOUR mode.
MODE buttons
: Press the MODE button
: Press the MODE (S) button
: Press the MODE (T) button
If all the segments of the riding mode
indicator are displayed, see your dealer for
servicing.
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Honda Selectable Torque Control (Torque Control)
GL1800/D/DA
Operation Guide
Toque Control will limit the amount of
torque applied to the rear wheel when the
system detects the rear wheel spin during
acceleration.
Toque Control can be turned on or off in
the multi-information display. (P31)
HSTC (Honda Selectable
Torque Control)
Torque Control indicator
Torque Control OFF indicator
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u Torque Control mode (on/off) cannot be
changed while riding.
Stop the motorcycle first and select the
Torque Control mode (on/off) in the
multi-information display.
u Each time the ignition switch is turned
ON, the Torque Control is automatically
turned to on.
u When the Riding mode is changed, the
Torque Control characteristic also
changes according to each mode.
Cruise Control
The cruise control system allows you to
maintain a steady speed within specified
range.
The available speed setting range and
operating gear are listed below:
Available
speed
setting
range
Operating
gear
Improper use of the cruise control
can lead to a crash in which you
could be seriously hurt or killed.
GL1800/B
20 - 100 mph 30 - 100 mph
(30 - 160 km/h) (50 - 160 km/h)
From 3rd to
7th gear
CRUISE MAIN indicator
From 3rd to
6th gear
When cruise control is on, your speed will
still vary slightly, particularly going up and
down hills.
Cruise control is intended for use only on
straight, uncongested highways. Do not
use cruise control on city streets, winding
roads, during bad weather, or at any other
time when you need total control of the
throttle.
Use the cruise control only when
traveling on open highways in good
weather.
CRUISE SET indicator
To Set Cruise Control
!a Make sure the traveling speed and
operating gear are conformed to
requirement of the system.
Any speed other than available range
will not be memorized.
!b Press the cruise control main switch.
(The CRUISE MAIN indicator will come
on.)
!c Accelerate to the desired speed.
!d Push the cruise control lever to [SET/-]
side. (The CRUISE SET indicator will
come on.)
Your current traveling speed is
memorized.
Operation Guide
GL1800BD/D/
DA
WARNING
Cruise control
lever
Cruise control main switch
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Cruise Control (Continued)
To Change the Set Speed
Operation Guide
To Fine Tune the Set Speed
Display the cruise control set speed on the
INFO 1 display. (P34)
• To increase the set speed: tap the cruise
control lever to [RES/+] side.
• To decrease the set speed: tap the cruise
control lever to [SET/-] side.
The set speed is displayed in the INFO 1
display.
Cruise control set speed
Each quick tap (brief push and release) on
either side will change your speed by 1 mph
or 1 km/h (depending on mileage meter set
unit).
Any speed other than possible setting
range will not be indicated (stops at the
upper or lower limit speed).
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To Change the Set Speed Continuously
• To increase the set speed: push and hold
the cruise control lever to [RES/+] side.
The system will accelerate your
motorcycle automatically. When you
reach the desired speed, release the
cruise control lever.
If the cruise control lever is pushed and
held to [RES/+] side continuously, the set
speed indicated in the INFO 1 display
stops at the upper limit of the possible
setting range.
• To decrease speed: push and hold the
cruise control lever to [SET/-] side. The
system will automatically slow your
motorcycle. When you reach the desired
speed, release the cruise control lever.
If the cruise control lever is pushed and
held to [SET/-] side continuously, the set
speed indicated in the INFO 1 display
stops at the lower limit of the possible
setting range.
To Manually Increase the Set Speed
!a Use the throttle to accelerate until you
reach the desired speed.
!b Push and release the cruise control lever
to [SET/-] side.
To Manually Increase Vehicle Speed
!a Use the throttle in the normal manner
to accelerate.
!b To return to the set speed, close the
throttle and coast without applying the
brakes. The cruise system will maintain
the speed you previously set.
To Cancel Cruise Control
To Disengage the System
• Press the cruise control main switch. (The
CRUISE MAIN indicator goes off and the
set speed will be erased from memory.)
!b To resume cruise control:
• GL1800BD/D/DA If you are still over 20
mph (30 km/h), push and release the
cruise control lever to [RES/+] side.
GL1800/B If you are still over 30 mph
(50 km/h), push and release the cruise
control lever to [RES/+] side.
• GL1800BD/D/DA If you are under 20
mph (30 km/h), use the throttle to
increase road speed above 20 mph (30
km/h) and then push and release the
cruise control lever to [RES/+] side.
GL1800/B If you are under 30 mph (50
km/h), use the throttle to increase
road speed above 30 mph (50 km/h)
and then push and release the cruise
control lever to [RES/+] side.
Operation Guide
To Temporarily Disengage the System
!a Perform one of the following operations
to disengage the system temporarily.
(CRUISE SET indicator temporarily goes
off but the set speed remains in
memory.)
• Apply the brake lever or pedal.
• Rotate the throttle grip past the
automatically closed position in the
deceleration direction.
• GL1800/B Disengage the clutch or
operate the shift lever.
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Hill Start Assist
Operation Guide
The Hill Start Assist (HSA) temporarily keeps
the motorcycle from rolling backward (or
forward) if the brake lever or pedal is
released when stopped on an incline such
as a hill or parking lot slope. Brake hydraulic
pressure is maintained for about 3 seconds
after releasing the brake lever or pedal. This
helps keep the motorcycle from rolling
backward (or forward) when first opening
the throttle grip, thereby assisting smooth
movement and lessening the burden
placed on the rider.
HSA is not a replacement for the parking
brake.
Hill start assist (HSA) indicator
❙ Activating the HSA
To activate the HSA, squeeze the brake
lever quickly until the Hill start assist (HSA)
indicator comes on in white and hold the
brake lever.
❙ Releasing the HSA
GL1800BD/D/DA
Hill start assist (HSA) indicator:
Comes on in white when the HSA is ready
to work, and flashes while the HSA is
working.
The HSA is activated in the following
conditions:
• Combined ABS indicator goes off
• Motorcycle is stopped completely
• Throttle grip is closed
• Clutch lever is pulled GL1800/B
• Transmission is in gear ( N indicator
goes off)
• Side stand is retracted
To start the motorcycle, release the brake
lever and gently open the throttle. (The
HSA works about 3 seconds after releasing
the brake lever)
GL1800/B
To start the motorcycle, release the brake
lever, and then open the throttle grip while
releasing the clutch lever. (The HSA works
about 3 seconds after releasing the brake
lever)
If you lower the side stand or shift the
transmission to neutral while the HSA is
working, the HSA will be cancelled.
HSA may not prevent the motorcycle from
rolling backward (or forward) if the
motorcycle is on a steep slope.
If the Hill start assist (HSA) indicator
comes on in amber while riding
(P178)
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Refueling
Opening the Fuel Fill Cap
!a Open the fairing pocket. (P127)
Lower edge of
filler neck
Gasoline is highly flammable and
explosive. You can be burned or
seriously injured when handling
fuel.
!b Slide the fuel lid opener to open the fuel
lid.
!c Turn the fuel fill cap counterclockwise
and remove it.
Fuel lid opener
• Stop the engine, and keep heat,
sparks, and flame away.
• Handle fuel only outdoors.
• Wipe up spills immediately.
Operation Guide
Fuel fill cap
WARNING
Closing the Fuel Fill Cap
!a After refueling, be sure to tighten th
fuel fill cap firmly by tighten it clockwise
until it clicks.
Fuel lid
Do not fill with fuel above the lower edge
of the filler neck.
Fuel type: Unleaded gasoline only
Recommended fuel octane number:
Pump Octane Number (PON) 86 or higher.
Tank capacity: 5.5 US gal (21 liters)
!b Close the fuel lid by pushing it
locks.
!c Close the fairing pocket.
❙ Refueling and Fuel Guidelines (P15)
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Storage Equipment
Travel Trunk, Saddlebags and
Fairing Pocket
Operation Guide
• GL1800/D/DA equipped with the travel
trunk, saddlebags and fairing pocket.
• GL1800B/BD equipped with the
saddlebags and fairing pocket.
When you enter the operating range of the
Honda SMART Key system with the Honda
SMART Key on you, the travel trunk,
saddlebags and fairing pocket can be
opened.
Using the UNLOCK button on the Honda
SMART Key, you can enable those who
don't possess the key to open the
compartments.
Each compartment can be opened when
the Honda SMART Key is within the shaded
area shown in the illustration.
❙ To Open the Travel Trunk and Saddlebags
The travel trunk and saddlebags are for
lightweight items.
Cargo in the travel trunk and both
saddlebags should not exceed:
20.0 lb (9.0 kg) each
However, regardless of compartment
capacity, be sure you do not exceed the
maximum load and cargo weight limits.
(P233, 235)
Saddlebag
release button
Make sure the Honda SMART Key is activated
(P56), and then enter the operating range
with the Honda SMART Key.
GL1800/D/DA
To open the travel trunk, press the travel
trunk release button.
u The travel trunk unlocks and can be
opened.
To open the saddlebags, press the
saddlebag release button.
u Each saddlebag unlocks and opens.
Saddlebag
release button
GL1800/D/DA
Travel trunk
release button
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❙ To Close the Travel Trunk and Saddlebags
To close a compartment, place your hands
flat on the edges of its lid and press down
until it is firmly closed. Make sure the travel
trunk and saddlebags “OPEN” indicator is
not blinking before riding.
You can store rider and passenger helmets
in the travel trunk.
Store helmets as shown in the illustration.
Helmets
Make sure the Honda SMART Key is
activated (P56), and then enter the
operating range with the Honda SMART
Key.
Take care not to store the deactivated
Honda SMART Key in the fairing pocket.
The fairing pocket is for lightweight items.
Cargo in the fairing pocket should not
exceed:
4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
Operation Guide
u Make sure the front of the helmets are
facing rearward.
u Some helmets may not fit in the
compartment due to their size or design.
❙ To Open the Fairing Pocket
To open the fairing pocket, press the fairing
pocket opener.
Fairing pocket opener
“OPEN” indicator
Travel trunk
If the Saddlebags or Travel Trunk
Won’t Open (P187)
Fairing
pocket lid
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Storage Equipment (Continued)
❙ To Close the Fairing Pocket
To close the fairing pocket, push the lid
until it is firmly closed.
Operation Guide
u Do not store valuables in the fairing
pocket.
u Make sure the fairing pocket is closed
before riding.
u Be careful not to flood this area when
washing your motorcycle.
Using the remote transmitter
To allow a person who does not possess
the Honda SMART Key to open
compartments, press the UNLOCK button
on the Honda SMART Key (Turn signals
blink 2 times).
When the UNLOCK button is pressed, the
compartments can be opened by someone
who does not have the Honda SMART Key.
UNLOCK button
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If you press the UNLOCK button, but
nobody opens any of the compartments
within about 30 seconds or about 30
seconds have passed after an opened
compartment is closed, the compartments
automatically will relock (Turn signals blinks
once).
u When the 30 days have passed after the
ignition switch is turned to OFF or after the
buttons of the Honda SMART Key is
operated, the remote transmitter will no
longer operate. To reset the system, turn
the ignition switch ON once and then OFF.
Shelter Case
Except GL1800DA
Helmet Holder
The helmet holder is located on the left
grab rail.
Press the shelter case opener, the shelter
case lid opens.
To close the shelter case, push the lid until
it is firmly closed.
!a Open the left saddlebag. (P126) and
take up the helmet holder hanger.
u Do not store valuables in the shelter case.
u Make sure the shelter case is closed before
riding.
u Be careful not to flood this area when
washing your motorcycle.
u Use the helmet holder only when parked.
!c Insert the helmet holder hanger into the
helmet D-ring.
Helmet D-ring
Operation Guide
The shelter case is for lightweight items.
Cargo should not exceed:
6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
(P130)
!b Pull the helmet holder release lever
backward to unlock the helmet holder
pin.
Helmet holder pin
Helmet holder
release lever
Helmet holder
hanger
Shelter case opener
Shelter case lid
continued
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Storage Equipment (Continued)
Operation Guide
!d Insert the helmet holder hanger in the
direction shown into the slit on the left
grab rail.
!e To lock the helmet holder, push the
helmet holder button while putting the
helmet holder pin through the hole of
the helmet holder hanger.
!f Close the left saddlebag.
After using the helmet holder hanger,
make sure to store it in the left saddlebag.
Hole
WARNING
Riding with a helmet attached to the
holder can interfere with your ability
to safely operate the motorcycle and
could lead to 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.
Tool Kit Canada model only , Owner’s
Manual and Helmet Holder Hanger
The tool kit (Canada model only), owner’s
manual and helmet holder hanger are
stored in the left saddlebag.
Secure them with the rubber strap.
Store the Navigation System manual with
the owner’s manual.
Owner’s manual
Rubber strap
Helmet holder
button
Helmet holder hanger
Pin
Tool kit
Canada model only
Helmet holder
hanger
❙ Opening the Left Saddlebag (P126)
Slit
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Comfort & Convenience Adjustment
❙ To Operate the Handle Grip Heater
This motorcycle is equipped with a handle
grip heater that warms up your hands
during ride.
Wear gloves to protect your hands from the
heated grips.
!a Start the engine. (P110)
!b Press the handle grip heater button. The
handle grip heater is on.
!c Select the heater level by pressing the
switch.
uDo not leave the handle grip heater in
the high position for a long time on a
warm day.
Handle grip heater indicator
Heater level
❙ To Turn Off the Handle Grip Heater
Press and hold the handle grip heater
button until the handle grip heater
indicator and heater level display goes off.
Handle grip heater button
❙ Heater Level:
The selected heater level is changed each
time the handle grip heater button is
pressed.
❙ Handle Grip Heater Indicator:
Do not use the handle grip heater with the
engine at idle for a long time. It may result
in a low (or dead) battery.
Off
(blank)
Level 5
highest
temperature
Level 4
Level 3
Operation Guide
Handle Grip Heater
Level 2
Level 1
lowest
temperature
: Press the handle grip heater button
: Press and hold the handle grip heater button
Maintains the selected level when the
ignition switch is turned OFF and back to
ON.
Displayed when the handle grip heater is
on.
If the handle grip heater indicator
blinks: (P179)
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Comfort & Convenience Adjustment (Continued)
Seat Heater
❙ To Operate the Rider Seat Heater
GL1800/D/DA
Operation Guide
This motorcycle is equipped with the seat
heaters that warms up the rider’s seat and
passenger’s seat for comfortable riding on
a cold day.
To operate, adjust the seat heater buttons
with the engine started.
Do not use the seat heaters with the engine
at idle for a long time. It may result in a low
(or dead) battery.
❙ To Turn Off the Rider Seat Heater
❙ Rider Seat Heater Button
The rider seat heater button is located on
the center switch panel.
The selected heater level is changed each
time the seat heater button is pressed.
Rider seat heater indicator
Heater level
Rider seat heater button
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!a Start the engine. (P110)
!b Press the rider seat heater button. The
rider seat heater is on.
!c Select the heater level by pressing the
rider seat heater button.
u Do not leave the seat heater in the
high position for a long time on a
warm day.
Press and hold the rider seat button until
rider seat heater indicator and heater level
display goes off.
Maintains the selected level when the
ignition switch is turned OFF and then back
ON.
Do not use the seat heaters with the engine
at idle for a long time. It may result in a low
(or dead) battery.
Do not use the seat heater when the seat is
torn, cut or damaged as you can get
burned.
Do not apply excessive stress to the seat,
e.g. by securing articles to it with tie-down
straps during transportation.
Off
(blank)
Level 5
highest
temperature
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
lowest
temperature
: Press the rider seat heater button
: Press and hold the rider seat heater button
❙ Passenger Seat Heater Switch
❙ To Operate the Passenger Seat Heater
!a Start the engine. (P110)
!b Select the heater level by rotating the
passenger seat heater switch.
To set the desired heater level, align the
number on the switch with the X mark
nearby the switch.
u The highest temperature is 5 and the
lowest temperature is 1.
u Do not leave the seat heater in the
high position for a long time on a
warm day.
❙ Seat Heater Indicators
Displayed when each seat heater is on. If
the seat heater indicator blinks, see your
dealer for servicing.
X mark
Passenger seat
heater switch
Operation Guide
Do not use the seat heater with the engine
at idle for a long time. It may result in a low
(or dead) battery.
Do not use the seat heater when the seat is
torn, cut or damaged as you can get
burned.
Do not apply excessive stress to the seat,
e.g. by securing articles to it with tie-down
straps during transportation.
The passenger seat heater switch is located
on the left saddlebag.
The passenger seat heater switch has 6
positions (OFF, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 indicated on the
switch).
Rider seat heater indicator
❙ To Turn Off the Passenger Seat Heater
Rotate the passenger seat heater switch
and align the OFF on the switch with the X
mark.
The passenger seat heater indicator goes
off.
Passenger seat
heater indicator
If the seat heater indicators blink:
(P180)
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Comfort & Convenience Adjustment (Continued)
Adjustable Windscreen
Operation Guide
You can adjust your windscreen height
higher or lower according to your
preference.
If possible, you should adjust your
windscreen height to below eye level for
better visibility.
Turn the ignition switch to ON. When
traveling faster than 3 mph (5 km/h), the
windscreen automatically adjusts to the
position it was at when the ignition switch
was last turned to OFF.
Pushing the windscreen adjusting lever
upwards raises the windscreen, and
pushing it downwards lowers the
windscreen.
Turning the ignition switch to OFF will
automatically lower the windscreen to its
original position.
To keep the windscreen raised after turning
off the electrical system, such as when
washing it, turn the ignition switch to OFF
while pushing the windscreen adjusting
lever upwards.
❙ To Adjust Windscreen Height
The windscreen will be raised or lowered
while the adjusting lever is being pressed.
When you lower the windscreen, make
sure the new position will allow safe
operation of the motorcycle.
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Windscreen adjusting lever
Pushing lever
upward
Pushing lever
downward
Windscreen Ventilation Louver
❙ To Close the Windscreen Ventilation
You can utilize the windscreen ventilation
louver to direct the flow of fresh air.
Louver
Push the center of the louver until the
louver is firmly closed.
❙ To Operate the Windscreen Ventilation
Release button
Operation Guide
Louver
Press the release button, then the
windscreen ventilation louver pops-up.
Windscreen ventilation louver
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Maintenance
Please read “Importance of Maintenance” and “Maintenance Fundamentals” carefully before attempting any maintenance.
Refer to “Specifications” for service data.
An optional larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department.
Maintenance
Importance of Maintenance ................ P. 137
Maintenance Schedule......................... P. 138
Maintenance Fundamentals ................ P. 140
Removing & Installing Body Components . P. 150
Battery ................................................ P. 150
Cylinder Head Side Cover .................... P. 151
Fog Light Cover................................... P. 151
Left Engine Side Cover ........................ P. 152
Side Cover........................................... P. 152
Spark Plug............................................. P. 153
Engine Oil ............................................. P. 154
Coolant.................................................. P. 158
Final Drive Oil ....................................... P. 159
Brakes .................................................... P. 160
Side Stand ............................................ P. 163
Clutch.................................................... P. 164
Throttle................................................. P. 165
Crankcase Breather.............................. P. 166
Other Adjustments .............................. P. 167
Headlight Aim ................................... P. 167
Clutch and Brake Levers .................... P. 167
Electrical Adjustable Suspension
GL1800/D/DA ................................. P. 168
Rear Suspension GL1800B/BD ......... P. 169
Other Replacement .............................. P. 170
Honda SMART Key Battery................. P. 170
Importance of Maintenance
Importance of Maintenance
WARNING
Improperly maintaining your
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.
USA
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.
Maintenance Safety
Always read the maintenance instructions
before you begin each task, and make sure
that you have the tools, parts, and skills
required.
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.
Follow these guidelines when performing
maintenance.
● Stop the engine and turn the ignition
switch to OFF.
● Place your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface using the side stand, center stand
( GL1800/D/DA ) or a maintenance stand to
provide support.
● Allow the engine, muffler, brakes, and
other high-temperature parts to cool
before servicing as you can get burned.
● Run the engine only when instructed,
and do so in a well-ventilated area.
Maintenance
Keeping your motorcycle well-maintained
is absolutely essential to your safety and to
protect your investment, obtain maximum
performance, avoid breakdowns, and
reduce air pollution. Maintenance is the
owner’s responsibility. Be sure to inspect
your motorcycle before each ride, and
perform the periodic checks specified in the
Maintenance Schedule. 2 P. 138
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 the Environment and Climate
Change Canada (ECCC). 2 P. 223
137
Maintenance Schedule
The maintenance schedule specifies the
maintenance requirements necessary to
ensure safe, dependable performance, and
proper emission control.
Maintenance
138
Maintenance work should be performed in
accordance with Honda’s standards and
specifications by properly trained and
equipped technicians. Your dealer meets all
of these requirements. Keep an accurate
record of maintenance to help ensure that
your motorcycle is properly maintained.
Make sure that whomever performs the
maintenance completes this record.
All scheduled maintenance is considered a
normal owner operating cost and will be
charged to you by your dealer. Retain all
receipts. If you sell the motorcycle, these
receipts should be transferred with the
motorcycle to the new owner.
Maintenance Schedule
Non-Emission-Related Items
Fuel Line
Throttle Operation
Air Cleaner*2
Crankcase Breather*3
Spark Plug
Valve Clearance
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Clutch Oil Filter (GL1800BD/D/DA)
Engine Idle Speed
Radiator Coolant*5
Cooling System
Secondary Air Supply System
Evaporative Emission Control
System*4
Final Drive Oil
Brake Fluid*5
Brake Pads Wear
Brake System
Brake Light Switch
Brake Lock Operation
(GL1800BD/D/DA)
Headlight Aim
Clutch System (GL1800/B)
Clutch Fluid*5 (GL1800/B)
Reverse Operation (GL1800/B)
Side Stand
Suspension
Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners
Wheels/Tires
Steering Head Bearings
x 1,000 mi 0.6
x 1,000 km 1.0
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Maintenance Level
: Intermediate. We recommend service by your dealer, unless
you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled.
Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual.
(2 P. 228)
: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle
serviced by your dealer.
Maintenance Legend
I : Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary)
: Clean
R : Replace
Notes:
*1 : At higher odometer reading, repeat at the frequency interval
established here.
*2 : Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty
areas.
*3 : Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.
*4 : 50 STATE (meets California)
*5 : Replacement requires mechanical skill.
Maintenance
Emission-related Items
Items
139
Maintenance Fundamentals
Pre-ride Inspection
To ensure safety, it is your responsibility to
perform a pre-ride inspection and make
sure that 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.
Maintenance
140
Check the following items before you get
on your motorcycle:
● Tire tread wear and air pressures are
within limits. 2 P. 147
● Lights, horn, and turn signals operate
normally.
Check the following items if you are
carrying a passenger or cargo:
● Combined weight is within load limits.
2 P. 233, 235
● Cargo is secured properly.
● Suspension is adjusted to suit load.
2 P. 168, 169
Check the following items after you get on
your motorcycle:
● Throttle action moves smoothly without
binding. 2 P. 165
● Brake lever and pedal operate normally.
● Check the fuel level and refuel when
needed. 2 P. 15, 125
● Engine stop switch functions properly.
2 P. 48
Check the following items at regular
intervals:
● Oil level is between the upper and lower
level marks. 2 P. 154
● Brake fluid level is
Front: above the LWR mark. 2 P. 160
Rear: above the LWR mark. 2 P. 160
● GL1800/B Clutch fluid level is above the
LWR mark. 2 P. 164
● Engine coolant level is between the
UPPER and LOWER level marks. 2 P. 158
● Side stand functions properly. 2 P. 163
● GL1800BD/D/DA Parking brake works
properly. 2 P. 162
Maintenance Fundamentals
Periodic Checks
You should also perform other periodic
maintenance checks at least once a month
regardless of how often you ride, or more
often if you ride frequently.
Also, check the odometer reading against
the Maintenance Schedule and perform all
maintenance that is due. 2 P. 138
Check the air pressure (2 P. 147), examine tread for wear and
damage (2 P. 147), and check the wheels for damage.
Fluid levels
Check the engine oil level (2 P. 154), engine coolant level (2 P.
158), clutch fluid level ( GL1800/B ) (2 P. 164), final drive oil level
(2 P. 159) and brake fluid level (2 P. 160).
Lights
Check that the headlight, brake light, taillight, turn signals and
license plate light are working properly.
Controls
Check the freeplay of the throttle grip (2 P. 165). Check the
clutch lever ( GL1800/B ) (2 P. 167), front brake lever (2 P. 167),
rear brake pedal, and parking brake ( GL1800BD/D/DA ) (2 P. 162)
operate properly.
Fuses
Check that you have a full supply of spare fuses.
Nuts & bolts
Check the major nuts and bolts, and tighten as needed.
Maintenance
Tires and wheels
141
Maintenance Fundamentals
Replacing Parts
WARNING
Always use Honda Genuine Parts or their
equivalents to ensure reliability and safety.
When ordering colored components,
specify the model name, color and code
mentioned on the color label.
The color label is attached on the reverse
side of the fuel lid. 2 P. 125
Maintenance
142
Color label
Installing non-Honda parts may
make your motorcycle unsafe and
cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Always use Honda Genuine Parts or
equivalents that have been designed
and approved for your motorcycle.
Maintenance Fundamentals
Battery
NOTICE
An improperly disposed of battery can be harmful to
the environment and human health.
Always confirm local regulations for proper battery
disposal instruction.
If any of the following occur, immediately
see your doctor.
● Electrolyte splashes into your eyes:
u Wash your eyes repeatedly with cool
water for at least 15 minutes. Using
water under pressure can damage
your eyes.
● Electrolyte splashes onto your skin:
u Remove affected clothing and wash
your skin thoroughly using water.
● Electrolyte splashes into your mouth:
u Rinse mouth thoroughly with water,
and do not swallow.
WARNING
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 servicing.
Maintenance
Your motorcycle has a maintenance-free
type battery. You do not have to check the
battery electrolyte level or add distilled
water. Clean the battery terminals if they
become dirty or corroded.
Do not remove the battery cap seals. There
is no need to remove the cap when
charging.
❙ What to do in an emergency
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds.
Wash your hands after handling.
continued
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Maintenance Fundamentals
Maintenance
❙ Cleaning the Battery Terminals
❙ Charging
1. Remove the battery. 2 P. 150
2. If the terminals are starting to corrode
and are coated with a white substance,
wash with warm water and wipe clean.
3. If the terminals are heavily corroded,
clean and polish the terminals with a
wire brush or sandpaper. Wear safety
glasses.
If you use electrical accessories that drain
the battery or you do not ride frequently,
we recommend that you charge the battery
every 30 days using a charger designed
specifically for your Honda, which can be
purchased from your dealer. Read the
information that came with your battery
charger and follow the instructions on the
battery. Avoid using an automobile-type
battery charger, as these can overheat a
motorcycle battery and cause permanent
damage.
Make sure the ignition switch is turned to
OFF before charging the battery.
4. After cleaning, reinstall the battery.
The battery has a limited life span. Consult
your dealer about when you should replace
the battery. Always replace the battery with
another maintenance-free battery of the
same type.
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NOTICE
Improper charging can damage the battery. If you can’t
charge the battery or it appears unable to hold a
charge, contact your dealer.
NOTICE
Jump starting using an automobile battery can damage
your motorcycle’s electrical system and is not
recommended. Bump starting is also not
recommended.
NOTICE
Installing non-Honda electrical accessories can
overload the electrical system, discharging the battery
and possibly damaging the system.
Maintenance Fundamentals
Fuses
Fuses protect the electrical circuits on your
motorcycle. If something electrical on your
motorcycle stops working, check for and
replace any blown fuses. 2 P. 205
❙ Inspecting and Replacing Fuses
Blown fuse
NOTICE
Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating
greatly increases the chance of damage to the electrical
system.
*1.
Engine oil consumption varies and oil quality
deteriorates according to riding conditions
and time elapsed.
Check the engine oil level regularly, and add
the recommended engine oil if necessary.
Dirty oil or old oil should be changed as soon
as possible.
Oil code
Oil classification
*2.
❙ Selecting the Engine Oil
For recommended engine oil, see
“Specifications.” 2 P. 233, 235
If you use non-Honda engine oil, check the
label to make sure that the oil satisfies all of
the following standards:
● JASO T 903 standard*1: MA
● SAE standard*2: 10W-30
● API classification*3: SG or higher
The JASO T 903 standard is an index for engine
oils for 4-stroke motorcycle engines. There are
two classes: MA and MB. For example, the
following label shows the MA classification.
*3.
The SAE standard grades oils by their viscosity.
The API classification specifies the quality and
performance rating of engine oils. Use SG or
higher oils, excluding oils marked as “Energy
Conserving” or “Resource Conserving” on the
circular API service symbol.
Not recommended
Maintenance
Turn the ignition switch OFF to remove and
inspect fuses. If a fuse is blown, replace
with a fuse of the same rating. For fuse
ratings, see “Specifications.” 2 P. 234, 236
Engine Oil
Recommended
If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an
electrical fault. Have your motorcycle
inspected by your dealer.
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Maintenance Fundamentals
Brake Fluid (Clutch Fluid)
Do not add or replace brake fluid, except in an
emergency. Use only fresh brake fluid from a
sealed container. If you do add fluid, have the
brake and clutch system serviced by your
dealer as soon as possible.
Maintenance
NOTICE
Brake fluid can damage plastic and painted surfaces.
Wipe up spills immediately and wash thoroughly.
Recommended brake fluid:
Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid or equivalent
WARNING
Clean filler cap before removing.
Use only DOT 4 fluid from a sealed
container.
Final Drive Oil
Recommended final drive oil:
Hypoid gear oil SAE 80
Recommended Coolant
Pro Honda HP Coolant is a pre-mixed
solution of antifreeze and distilled water.
Concentration:
50% antifreeze and 50% distilled
water
A concentration of antifreeze below 40%
will not provide proper corrosion and cold
temperature protection.
A concentration of up to 60% will provide
better protection in colder climates.
NOTICE
Using coolant not specified for aluminum engines or
tap/mineral water can cause corrosion.
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Crankcase Breather
Service more frequently when riding in rain,
at full throttle, or after the motorcycle is
washed or overturned. Service if the
deposit level can be seen in the transparent
section of the drain tube.
If the drain tube overflows, the air filter
may become contaminated with engine oil
causing poor engine performance. 2 P. 166
Maintenance Fundamentals
Tires (Inspecting/Replacing)
❙ Checking the Air Pressure
Left side
❙ Inspecting for Abnormal Wear
Inspect the tires for
signs of abnormal
wear on the
contact surface.
Maintenance
Even though your motorcycle is equipped
with tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS), visually inspect your tires and use
an air pressure gauge to measure the air
pressure at least once a month or any time
you think the tires look low. Always check
air pressure when your tires are cold.
Even if the direction of the valve stem is
changed, do not return it to the original
position. Have your motorcycle inspected
by your dealer.
GL1800/D/DA
Do not adjust tire pressure using the values
indicated on the tire pressure gauge of the
INFO 1 display.
The tire pressure values indicated on the
tire pressure gauge of the INFO 1 display
may not match actual values, because the
tire pressure gauge indication is not
updated instantly and is updated only at a
certain period.
Valve stem
❙ Inspecting for Damage
Inspect the tires for
cuts, slits, or cracks
that exposes fabric
or cords, or nails or
other foreign
objects embedded
in the side of the
tire or the tread. Also inspect for any
unusual bumps or bulges in the side walls
of the tires.
continued
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Maintenance Fundamentals
❙ Inspecting Tread Depth
Inspect the tread wear indicators. If they
become visible, replace the tires
immediately.
For safe riding, you should replace the tires
when the minimum tread depth is reached.
Maintenance
or TWI
Wear indicator
location mark
WARNING
Riding on 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 tires inflation and
maintenance.
148
Have your tires replaced by your dealer.
For recommended tires, air pressure and
minimum tread depth, see
“Specifications.” 2 P. 233, 235
Follow these guidelines whenever you
replace tires.
● Use the recommended tires or
equivalents of the same size,
construction, speed rating, and load
range.
● Have the wheel balanced with Honda
Genuine balance weights or equivalent
after the tire is installed.
● Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire
on this motorcycle. Excessive heat buildup 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.
●
Each wheel is equipped with a tire
pressure sensor mounted inside the tire
behind the valve stem. You must use
TPMS specific wheels. Not using TPMS
specific wheels can cause an air leak, a
tire pressure monitoring system failure,
or both.
WARNING
Installing improper tires on your
motorcycle can adversely affect
handling and stability, and can cause
a crash in which you can be seriously
hurt or killed.
Always use the size and type of tires
recommended in this owner’s
manual.
Maintenance Fundamentals
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 air pressure, maintenance
history, speed, and environmental
conditions (even when the tires are not in
use).
The tire identification number (TIN) is a
group of numbers and letters located on
the sidewall of the tire.
a
!
b
!
!c
DOT XXXX XXXX 22 09
DOT:
This indicates that the tire meets
all requirements of the U.S.
Department of Transportation.
!a XXXX: Factory code
!b XXXX: Tire type code
!c 22 09: Date of manufacture (week
year).
Example: week 22 in year 09.
Air Cleaner
This motorcycle is equipped with a viscous
type air cleaner element which cannot be
cleaned with compressed air or otherwise
without degrading its performance.
If the filter becomes dirty, replace it with a
new one.
Maintenance
In addition to your regular inspections and
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.
❙ Tire Identification Number (TIN)
Tire Labeling Example
Tire identification
number (TIN)
The last four digits of the TIN (tire
identification number) indicate the date of
manufacture.
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Removing & Installing Body Components
Battery
GL1800D/DA Canada model
Positive + terminal
❙ Removal
Maintenance
Make sure the ignition switch is turned to
OFF.
After turning the ignition switch OFF, wait
more than 60 seconds and then remove the
negative cable of the battery. Because the
electrical system may not function
correctly.
6. Remove the battery holder from the
hook.
7. Remove the battery taking care not to
drop the terminal nuts.
Hook
Negative - terminal
1. Remove the left side cover. 2 P. 152
2. Disconnect the negative - terminal
from the battery.
3. Disconnect the positive + terminal from
the battery.
4. Remove the battery holder bolt.
5. Swing the battery holder as shown to
avoid interference against the seat.
Battery holder
Except GL1800D/DA Canada model
Positive + terminal
Battery holder
❙ Installation
Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal. Always connect the positive +
terminal first. Make sure that bolts and nuts
are tight.
Make sure the clock information is correct
after the battery is reconnected. 2 P. 77
Battery holder bolt
Negative - terminal
150
For proper handling of the battery, see
“Maintenance Fundamentals.” 2 P. 140
“Battery Goes Dead.” 2 P. 203
Removing & Installing Body Components u Cylinder Head Side Cover
Cylinder Head Side Cover
Grommet
Screw B
The right and left cylinder head side cover
can be removed in the same way.
Fog Light Cover
❙ Removal
Screw A
Prongs
Cylinder head side cover
❙ Installation
Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
Screws
Tabs
Fog light cover
Maintenance
1. Remove the fog light cover. 2 P. 151
2. Remove the screw A and B.
3. Remove the prongs from the lower
cover.
4. Pull the grommet from the boss on the
cylinder head and slide the cylinder head
side cover forward, then remove it.
The right and left fog light cover can be
removed in the same way.
❙ Removal
1. Remove the screws.
2. Release the tabs from the cylinder head
side cover.
3. Remove the fog light cover.
❙ Installation
Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
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Removing & Installing Body Components u Left Engine Side Cover
Left Engine Side Cover
❙ Installation
Side Cover
Tab
Bosses
Maintenance
Bosses
Side cover
Left engine side cover
❙ Removal
1. Release the bosses from the grommets.
2. Remove the left engine side cover.
❙ Installation
Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
152
The right and left side cover can be
removed in the same way.
❙ Removal
1. Open the saddlebag. 2 P. 126
2. Remove the bosses.
3. Release the tab from the saddlebag
cover.
4. Remove the side cover.
Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
Spark Plug
Changing Spark Plug
For the recommended spark plugs, see
“Specifications.” 2 P. 233, 235
Use only the recommended type of spark
plugs in the recommended heat range.
1. Remove the left and right fog light
covers. 2 P. 151
2. Remove the left and right cylinder head
side covers. 2 P. 151
Spark plug
Connector
9. Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
u When reinstalling, make sure the wire
grommets are installed in place as
shown.
Right side
Grommets
Maintenance
NOTICE
Using a spark plug with an improper heat range can
cause engine damage.
3. Disconnect the connectors from the
direct ignition coils.
4. Remove the bolts and direct ignition
coils.
5. Clean any dirt around the spark plug
bases.
6. Remove the spark plugs using a suitable
spark plug wrench.
7. Install new spark plugs. With the plug
washers attached, thread the spark
plugs in by hand to prevent crossthreading.
8. Tighten the spark plugs.
• Installing a new plug, tighten it twice
to prevent loosening:
a) First, tighten the plug:
1 turn after it seats.
b) Then loosen the plug.
c) Next, tighten the plug again:
1/8 turn after it seats.
Left side
Grommet
NOTICE
An improperly tightened spark plug 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.
Direct ignition coil
Bolt
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Engine Oil
Checking the Engine Oil
GL1800D/DA Canada model
Check the engine oil with the Idling Stop
system disabled. 2 P. 61
Maintenance
1. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for
3 to 5 minutes.
2. Turn the ignition switch OFF and wait
for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Place your motorcycle in an upright
position on a firm, level surface.
4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean.
5. Insert the dipstick until it seats, but don't
screw it in.
Upper
level
Lower
level
Dipstick
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6. Check that the oil level is between the
upper level and lower level marks on the
dipstick.
7. Securely install the dipstick.
Oil fill cap
Adding Engine Oil
If the engine oil is below or near the lower
level mark, add the recommended engine
oil. 2 P. 145, 233, 235
1. Remove the oil fill cap. Add the
recommended oil until it reaches the
upper level mark.
u Place your motorcycle in an upright
position on a firm, level surface when
checking the oil level.
u Do not overfill above the upper level
mark.
u Make sure no foreign objects enter
the oil filler opening.
u Wipe up any spills immediately.
2. Securely reinstall the oil fill cap.
NOTICE
Overfilling with oil or operating with insufficient oil can
cause damage to your engine. Do not mix different
brands and grades of oil. They may affect lubrication
and clutch operation.
For the recommended oil and oil selection
guidelines, see “Maintenance
Fundamentals.” 2 P. 145
Engine Oil u Changing Engine Oil & Filter
Changing Engine Oil & Filter
Changing the oil and filter requires special
tools. We recommend that you have your
motorcycle serviced by your dealer.
Use a new Honda Genuine oil filter or
equivalent specified for your model.
Oil fill cap
GL1800BD/D/DA
Drain bolt C/sealing washer
Drain bolt A/
sealing washer
Drain bolt B/
sealing washer
Maintenance
NOTICE
Using the wrong oil filter can result in serious damage
to the engine.
4. GL1800BD/D/DA Place a drain pan
under the drain bolt A, drain bolt B,
drain bolt C and engine oil filter.
GL1800/B Place a drain pan under the
drain bolt and engine oil filter.
5. GL1800BD/D/DA Remove the oil fill
cap, drain bolt A, drain bolt B, drain
bolt C and sealing washers to drain the
oil.
GL1800/B Remove the oil fill cap, drain
bolt and sealing washer to drain the oil.
GL1800D/DA Canada model
Check the engine oil with the Idling Stop
system disabled.
GL1800/B
1. If the engine is cold, idle the engine for
3 to 5 minutes.
2. Turn the ignition switch OFF and wait
for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Place your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface.
Drain bolt/sealing washer
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Engine Oil u Changing Engine Oil & Filter
6. Remove the oil filter with a filter
wrench and let the remaining oil drain
out. Make sure the prior seal is not
stuck to the engine.
u Discard the oil and oil filter at an
approved recycling center.
Seal
rubber
Maintenance
Oil filter
9. GL1800BD/D/DA Install new sealing
washers onto the drain bolt A, drain
bolt B and drain bolt C. Tighten the
drain bolts to the specified torque.
GL1800/B Install new sealing washer
onto the drain bolt. Tighten the drain
bolt to the specified torque.
Torque:
GL1800BD/D/DA:
Drain bolt A:
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
Drain bolt B:
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
Drain bolt C:
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
GL1800/B:
7. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the
rubber seal of a new oil filter.
8. Install the new oil filter and tighten.
Torque: 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m, 2.7 kgf·m)
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Drain bolt:
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
10. Fill the crankcase with the
recommended oil (2 P. 145, 233, 235)
and install the oil fill cap.
Required oil:
GL1800BD/D/DA:
When changing oil & engine oil
filter:
4.9 US qt (4.6 liters)
When changing oil only:
4.6 US qt (4.4 liters)
GL1800/B:
When changing oil & engine oil
filter:
3.9 US qt (3.7 liters)
When changing oil only:
3.7 US qt (3.5 liters)
11. Check the oil level. 2 P. 154
12. Check that there are no oil leaks.
Engine Oil u Changing Clutch Oil Filter
Changing Clutch Oil Filter
Rubber seal
GL1800BD/D/DA
Clutch
oil filter
Use a new Honda Genuine clutch oil filter
or equivalent specified for your model.
“OUT-SIDE”
NOTICE
Using the wrong clutch oil filter can result in serious
damage to the transmission.
Torque: 19 lbf·ft (26 N·m, 2.7 kgf·m)
10. Replace the sealing washers with new
ones. Install the drain bolts and tighten
them. 2 P. 155
Spring
Cover bolts
Oil filter cover/O-ring
4. Install a new clutch oil filter with the
rubber seal facing in, toward the
engine. You will see “OUT-SIDE” mark
on the clutch oil filter body, toward the
filter cover.
5. Replace the O-ring and apply a thin
coat of engine oil to new O-ring before
installing it.
6. Install the spring and the clutch oil filter
cover.
Torque: 22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
Maintenance
1. Follow the steps 1- 6 of Changing
Engine Oil & Filter. 2 P. 155
2. Place a drain pan under the clutch oil
filter cover.
3. Remove the clutch oil filter cover,
spring and clutch oil filter by removing
the oil filter cover bolts.
u Discard the oil and clutch oil filter at
an approved recycling center.
7. Install the clutch oil filter cover bolts
and tighten.
8. Apply a thin coat of engine oil to the
rubber seal of a new engine oil filter.
2 P. 156
9. Install the new engine oil filter and
tighten.
11. Fill the crankcase with the
recommended oil (2 P. 145, 233, 235)
and install the oil fill cap.
Required oil:
When changing oil, engine oil
filter & clutch oil filter:
4.9 US qt (4.6 liters)
12. Check the oil level. (2 P. 154)
13. Check that there are no oil leaks.
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Coolant
Maintenance
Checking the Coolant
Adding Coolant
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank
while the engine is cold.
1. Place your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface.
2. Remove the left engine side cover. 2 P.
152
3. Hold your motorcycle in an upright
position.
4. Check that the coolant level is between
the UPPER level and LOWER level marks
in the reserve tank.
If the coolant level is below the LOWER
level mark, add the recommended coolant
(2 P. 146) until the level reaches the UPPER
level mark.
Add fluid only from the reserve tank cap
and do not remove radiator cap.
1. Remove the left engine side cover. 2 P.
152
2. Remove the reserve tank cap and add
fluid while monitoring the coolant level.
u Do not overfill above the UPPER level
mark.
u Make sure no foreign objects enter
the reserve tank opening.
3. Securely reinstall the reserve tank cap.
4. Install the left engine side cover.
Reserve tank
Reserve tank cap
UPPER level
LOWER level
If the coolant level is dropping noticeably or
the reserve tank is empty, you likely have a
serious leak. Have your motorcycle
inspected by your dealer.
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WARNING
Removing the radiator cap while the
engine is hot can cause the coolant
to spray out, potentially scalding
you.
Always let the engine and radiator
cool down before removing the
radiator cap.
Changing Coolant
Have your dealer change the coolant unless
you have the proper tools and are
mechanically qualified.
Final Drive Oil
Checking the Final Drive Oil
1. Hold the motorcycle upright on firm
level ground.
2. Remove the oil fill hole cap and O-ring.
3. Check the oil level. It should be flush
with the lower edge of the oil fill hole.
Oil fill hole cap
Torque: 5.9 lbf·ft (8 N·m, 0.8 kgf·m)
Lower edge
Changing Final Drive Oil
O-ring
Adding Final Drive Oil
If the final drive oil level is low, check for oil
leaks. Add the recommended final drive oil
(2 P. 146) until it reaches the lower edge of
the opening.
1. Hold the motorcycle upright on firm
level ground.
2. Place a drain pan under the drain bolt.
3. Remove the oil fill hole cap, O-ring,
drain bolt, and sealing washer to drain
the oil.
Oil fill hole cap
O-ring
Lower edge
Sealing washer
Drain bolt
4. Install a new sealing washer onto the
drain bolt. Tighten the drain bolt.
Maintenance
1. Pour the final drive oil into the oil fill
hole until it reaches the lower edge of
the opening.
u Do not over fill above the lower edge
of oil fill hole.
u Make sure no foreign objects enter
the oil fill hole.
u Wipe up any spills immediately.
2. Install a new O-ring onto the oil fill hole
cap. Tighten the oil fill hole cap.
Torque: 9 lbf·ft (12 N·m, 1.2 kgf·m)
5. Fill the final gear with the recommended
oil. 2 P. 146
Required oil: 4.7 US oz (140 cm3)
6. Check the oil level. It should be flush
with the lower edge of the oil fill hole.
7. Install a new O-ring onto the oil fill hole
cap. Tighten the oil fill hole cap.
Torque: 5.9 lbf·ft (8 N·m, 0.8 kgf·m)
8. Check that there are no oil leaks.
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Brakes
Checking Brake Fluid
Front
1. Place your motorcycle in an upright
position on a firm, level surface.
2. Check that the brake fluid reservoir is
horizontal and that the fluid level is
above the LWR mark.
Maintenance
LWR level mark
Rear
LWR level mark
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Front brake
fluid reservoir
Rear brake
fluid reservoir
If the brake fluid level in either reservoir is
below the LWR mark or the brake lever and
pedal freeplay becomes excessive, inspect
the brake pads for wear. If the brake pads
are not worn, you most likely have a leak.
Have your motorcycle inspected by your
dealer.
Brakes u Inspecting the Brake Pads
Inspecting the Brake Pads
Check the condition of the brake pad wear
indicators.
Front
Brake pads
Wear
indicators
If necessary have the pads replaced by your
dealer.
Always replace both left and right brake
pads at the same time.
Front
The pads need to be replaced if a brake pad
is worn to the bottom of the indicator.
Rear
Rear
1. Front Inspect the brake pads from in
front of the brake caliper.
u Always inspect both left and right
brake calipers.
2. Rear Inspect the brake pads from
below the brake caliper.
Disc
Disc
Brake pads
Maintenance
Wear
indicators
The pads need to be replaced if a brake pad
is worn to the indicator.
Wear
indicator
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Brakes u Checking the Parking Brake
Checking the Parking Brake
GL1800D/BD/DA
Place your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface. Stop the engine and push your
motorcycle while set the parking brake to
check the efficacy of the parking brake.
Maintenance
If the efficacy of the parking brake
becomes weak, have the brake adjusted by
your dealer.
Adjusting the Brake Light
Switch
Check the operation of the brake light
switch.
Hold the brake light switch and turn the
adjusting nut in the direction A if the switch
operates too late, or turn the nut in the
direction B if the switch operates too soon.
Adjusting nut
Parking brake lever
A
B
Brake light switch
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Side Stand
Checking the Side Stand
4. GL1800/B
Start the engine, pull the clutch lever in,
and shift the transmission into gear.
GL1800D/BD/DA
1. Check that the side stand operates
smoothly. If the side stand is stiff or
squeaky, clean the pivot area and
lubricate the pivot bolt with clean
grease.
2. Check the spring for damage or loss of
tension.
3. GL1800/B
Sit on the motorcycle, shift the
transmission to Neutral, and raise the
side stand.
Maintenance
Side stand spring
Start the engine and press the D switch
to switch the transmission into AT
MODE (D).
5. Lower the side stand all the way. The
engine should stop as you lower the side
stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, have
your motorcycle inspected by your
dealer.
GL1800D/BD/DA
Sit on the motorcycle and raise the side
stand.
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Clutch
Checking Clutch Fluid
GL1800/B
Clutch fluid
reservoir
Maintenance
164
1. Place your motorcycle in an upright
position on a firm, level surface.
2. Check that the clutch fluid reservoir is
horizontal and that the fluid level is
above the LWR mark.
If the fluid level is low or if you find fluid
leaks, or deterioration or cracks in the
hoses and fittings, have the clutch system
serviced by your dealer.
LWR level mark
Throttle
Checking the Throttle
With the engine off, check that the throttle
rotates smoothly from fully closed to fully
open. If the throttle does not move
smoothly, close automatically, have the
motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
Maintenance
Throttle
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Crankcase Breather
Cleaning the Crankcase
Breather
Maintenance
166
1. Remove the left fog light cover. 2 P. 151
2. Remove the left cylinder head side
cover. 2 P. 151
3. Place a suitable container under the
crankcase breather tube.
4. Remove the crankcase breather tube
plug from the tube.
5. Drain deposits into a suitable container.
6. Install the crankcase breather tube plug.
7. Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
Crankcase breather tube plug
Other Adjustments
Adjusting the Headlight Aim
You can adjust vertical aim of the headlight
for proper alignment. Turn the adjusting
knob in or out as necessary.
Obey local laws and regulations.
Left
Right
Raise
Lower
Raise
Adjuster
Forward
Brake lever
You can adjust the distances between the
tip of the clutch lever GL1800/B only and
handle grip, and between the tip of the
brake lever and handle grip.
❙ Adjustment method
Turn the adjuster until the numbers align
with the index mark while pushing the lever
forward in the desired position.
Clutch lever (GL1800/B only)
Adjuster
Forward
Clutch lever
Left adjusting
knob
Brake lever
Right adjusting
knob
Handle grip
Index mark
Handle grip
After adjustment, check that the lever
operates correctly before riding.
Maintenance
Lower
Adjusting the Clutch and
Brake Levers
NOTICE
Do not turn the adjuster beyond its natural limit.
Index mark
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Other Adjustments u Selecting the Electrical Adjustable Suspension
Selecting the Electrical
Adjustable Suspension
GL1800/D/DA
The electrical adjustable suspension allows
the preload of the rear suspension to be
adjusted in four levels according to riding
and load conditions.
Maintenance
Preload can be adjusted on the multiinformation display. (P29)
When the riding mode is changed, front
and rear suspension damping is
automatically adjusted to a setting
corresponding to the mode. (P118)
Suspension
preload indicator
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NOTICE
The front and rear shock absorber damper units contain
high pressure nitrogen gas. Do not attempt to
disassemble, service, or improperly dispose of the
damper. See your dealer.
Other Adjustments u Adjusting the Rear Suspension
Adjusting the Rear
Suspension
GL1800B/BD
You can adjust the spring preload of the
rear suspension to suit the load or the road
surface.
NOTICE
The rear shock absorber damper unit contains high
pressure nitrogen gas. Do not attempt to disassemble,
service, or improperly dispose of the damper. See your
dealer.
Turn the adjuster clockwise to increase
spring preload (hard), or turn the adjuster
counterclockwise to decrease spring
preload (soft).
To set the standard position, turn the
adjuster counterclockwise until it will no
longer turn (lightly seat), and then turn the
adjuster clockwise until it clicks. This click is
position 0 (minimum setting). The standard
position is 9 clicks from the minimum
setting (total setting: 33 clicks).
Maintenance
NOTICE
Do not turn the adjuster beyond its limits.
❙ Spring Preload
Preload adjuster
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Other Replacement
Replacing the Honda SMART
Key Battery
1. Push the release button and remove the
built-in key from the Honda SMART Key.
Honda SMART Key
Maintenance
If the Honda SMART Key indicator flashes 5
times when the ignition switch is turned
ON, the low battery pop-up information
appears, or the operating range becomes
unstable, replace the battery as soon as
possible.
We recommend to see your dealer for this
service.
Battery type: CR2032
3. With the emblem upward, separate the
Honda SMART Key by prying the built-in
key as shown in the illustration.
u Do not pry the built-in key forcibly.
u Do not touch the circuit or terminal.
This may cause problems.
u Be careful to avoid scratching the
waterproof covering or allowing dust
to enter.
u Do not forcibly dismantle the Honda
SMART Key body.
Release button
Emblem
Built-in key
2. Slightly insert the built-in key from the
opposite side into the key hole.
Key hole
Built-in key
Battery
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Other Replacement u Replacing the Honda SMART Key Battery
4. Replace the old battery with a new one
with the positive + side facing up.
5. Assemble the parts in the reverse order
of disassembly.
WARNING
Chemical Burn Hazard: do not
swallow battery.
If swallowed, the battery can cause
severe internal burns and even
death.
Maintenance
• Keep battery away from children
and battery compartment
securely closed.
• If the battery compartment does
not close securely, stop using the
product and keep it away from
children.
• Immediately seek medical
attention if a child may have
swallowed battery.
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Troubleshooting
Engine Will Not Start........................... P. 173
Overheating (High coolant temperature
indicator is on) ................................... P. 174
Warning Indicators On or Flashing ..... P. 175
Low Oil Pressure Indicator................... P. 175
PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection)
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) ..... P. 175
Combined ABS Indicator..................... P. 175
Torque Control Indicator
GL1800/D/DA .............................. P. 176
Honda SMART Key Indicator ............... P. 176
Clutch Temperature Indicator
GL1800BD/D/DA ............................... P. 177
Low Tire Pressure Indicator.................. P. 177
TPMS Indicator.................................... P. 178
AIRBAG Indicator GL1800DA .............. P. 178
Other Warning Indications.................. P. 179
Fuel Gauge Failure Indication .............. P. 179
Handle Grip Heater Failure Indication
GL1800/D/DA ................................... P. 179
Seat Heaters Failure Indication............. P. 180
Coolant Temperature Gauge Failure Indication. P. 180
If the “-” is Blinking in the Gear Position Indicator
While Riding (GL1800BD/D/DA) ............ P. 181
When the Idling Stop System Does Not Operate
Properly (GL1800D/DA Canada model) .. P. 182
When the Honda SMART Key System Does
Not Operate Properly ........................ P. 184
Activating the Electrical System in an
Emergency.......................................... P. 185
If the Saddlebags or Travel Trunk Won't Open .. P. 187
Tire Puncture......................................... P. 189
Audio System Trouble.......................... P. 195
Electrical Trouble .................................. P. 203
Battery Goes Dead............................... P. 203
Burned-out Light Bulb ......................... P. 203
Blown Fuse .......................................... P. 205
Engine Will Not Start
Starter Operates But Engine
Does Not Start
Check the following items:
● Check the correct engine starting
sequence 2 P. 110
● Check for a blown fuse 2 P. 205
● Check for a loose battery connection
(2 P. 150) or battery terminal corrosion
(2 P. 143)
● Check the condition of the battery
2 P. 203
If the problem continues, have your
motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
Troubleshooting
Check the following items:
● Check the correct engine starting
sequence 2 P. 110
● Check that there is gasoline in the fuel
tank
● Check if the PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel
Injection) Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(MIL) is on
u If the indicator lamp is on, contact
your dealer as soon as possible.
Starter Does Not Operate
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Overheating (High coolant temperature indicator is on)
Troubleshooting
174
The engine is overheating when the
following occurs:
● High coolant temperature indicator
comes on.
● The 6th (H) segment flashes in the
coolant temperature gauge.
● Acceleration becomes sluggish.
If this occurs, pull safely to the side of the
road and perform the following procedure.
Extended fast idling may cause the high
coolant temperature indicator to come on.
Also the 6th (H) segment will flash.
NOTICE
Continuing to ride with an overheated engine can
cause serious damage to the engine.
1. Stop the engine (2 P. 49), and then turn
the ignition switch to ON.
2. Check that the radiator fan is operating,
and then turn the ignition switch to OFF.
If the fan is not operating:
Suspect a fault. Do not start the engine.
Transport your motorcycle to your
dealer.
If the fan is operating:
Allow the engine to cool with the
ignition switch turned OFF.
3. After the engine has cooled, inspect the
radiator hose and check if there is a leak.
2 P. 158
If there is a leak:
Do not start the engine. Transport your
motorcycle to your dealer.
4. Check the coolant level in the reserve
tank. 2 P. 158
u Add coolant as necessary.
5. If 1 - 4 check normal, you may continue
riding, but closely monitor the coolant
temperature gauge.
Warning Indicators On or Flashing
Low Oil Pressure Indicator
If the low oil pressure indicator comes on,
pull safely to the side of the road and stop
the engine.
NOTICE
Continuing to ride with low oil pressure can cause
serious damage to the engine.
If the indicator comes on while riding, you
may have a serious problem with the PGMFI system. Reduce speed and have your
motorcycle inspected by your dealer as
soon as possible.
Combined ABS Indicator
If the Combined ABS indicator operates in
one of the following ways, your brakes will
continue to work as a conventional system,
but without the Combined ABS function.
Reduce your speed and have your
motorcycle inspected by your dealer as
soon as possible.
● Indicator does not come on when the
ignition switch is turned ON
● Indicator does not go off at speeds above
3 mph (5 km/h)
● Indicator comes on or starts flashing
while riding
The combined ABS indicator may flash if:
● The front wheel leaves the ground for
1 second or more
● You turn the rear wheel while your
motorcycle is lifted off the ground.
This is normal but the Combined ABS is not
in operation. To activate the system again,
turn the ignition switch to OFF, and then to
ON again.
Troubleshooting
1. Check the engine oil level, and add oil as
necessary. 2 P. 154
2. Start the engine.
u Only continue riding if the low oil
pressure indicator goes off.
Rapid acceleration may momentarily cause
the low oil pressure indicator to come on,
especially if the oil is at or near the low
level.
If the low oil pressure indicator stays on
when the oil level is at the proper level, stop
the engine and contact your dealer.
If the engine oil level goes down rapidly,
your motorcycle may have a leak or another
serious problem. Have your motorcycle
inspected by your dealer.
PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel
Injection) Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (MIL)
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Warning Indicators On or Flashing u Torque Control Indicator
Torque Control Indicator
indicator will go off after your speed
reaches 3 mph (5 km/h).
GL1800/D/DA
If the indicator operates in one of the
following ways, you may have a serious
problem with the Torque Control. Reduce
your speed and have your motorcycle
inspected by your dealer as soon as
possible.
●
Troubleshooting
Indicator comes on while riding.
Indicator does not come on when the
ignition switch is turned on.
● Indicator does not go off at speeds above
3 mph (5 km/h).
Even when the Torque Control indicator is
on, your motorcycle will have normal riding
ability without Torque Control function.
u When the indicator comes on while the
Torque Control is in operation, you will
have to completely close the throttle to
regain normal riding ability.
●
The Torque Control indicator may come on
if you rotate the rear wheel while your
motorcycle is lifted off the ground. In this
case, turn the ignition switch to OFF and
then ON again. The Torque Control
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Honda SMART Key Indicator
❙ If the Honda SMART Key Indicator
Flashes 5 times When the Ignition
Switch is Turned ON
Replacing the Honda SMART Key
Battery 2 P. 170
❙ When the Honda SMART Key
Indicator is Flashing While the
Electrical System is On
The Honda SMART Key indicator flashes
when communication between your
motorcycle and Honda SMART Key stops
after turning on the ignition switch.
It is probably caused by the following:
● Strong radio waves or noise are affecting
the system
● You lost the Honda SMART Key while
riding
However, this does not affect the operation
of your motorcycle until the ignition switch
turned OFF.
You may not be able to turn off the
electrical system when losing the Honda
SMART Key while riding, or if the battery is
low, or because the system is affected by
strong radio waves or noise. If this occurs,
turn the ignition switch counterclockwise
and hold it until the electrical system shut
off.
If you do not have the Honda SMART Key,
the electrical system can be activated by
means of emergency procedures. 2 P. 185
Warning Indicators On or Flashing u Clutch Temperature Indicator
Clutch Temperature Indicator
GL1800BD/D/DA
NOTICE
Continuing to ride with high clutch temperature can
cause serious damage to the clutch.
If the low tire pressure indicator flashes,
check your tires as soon as possible.
If the low tire pressure indicator lights
constantly, one or more of your tires is
significantly underinflated. You should stop
and check your tires as soon as possible.
For more information on temporary repair,
refer to “Emergency Repair Using a Tire
Repair Kit.” 2 P. 189
Check the air pressure when the tires are
cold. (This means the motorcycle has been
parked for at least 3 hours.)
Adjust to the recommended tire pressures
if necessary. 2 P. 233, 235
When the low tire pressure indicator
flashes or comes on, but you continue to
ride, the low tire pressure indicator will go
off in some cases. It is still necessary to
check the air pressures of both tires after
the tires cool because air in the tires is
expanded with heat.
If the low tire pressure indicator does not
go off after inflating the tires to the
specified values, have your dealer to check
the system as soon as possible.
Riding on an underinflated tire causes the
tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency
and tire tread life, and may affect the
motorcycle’s handling and stopping ability.
Because tire pressure varies by temperature
and other conditions, the low tire pressure
indicator may turn on unexpectedly.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance, and
it is the rider’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation
has not reached the level of turning on the
low tire pressure indicator.
Troubleshooting
The clutch temperature indicator flashes if
the clutch temperature becomes unusually
high.
If the indicator flashes, pull safely to the
side of the road and shift the transmission
to neutral, then idle the engine.
When the indicator goes off, riding can be
restarted.
If this occurs frequently, contact your
dealer.
Low Tire Pressure Indicator
For example, if you check and fill your tires
in a warm area, then ride in extremely cold
weather, the tire pressure will be lower
than measured and could be underinflated
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Warning Indicators On or Flashing u TPMS Indicator
and cause the low tire pressure indicator to
turn on. Or, if you check and adjust your
tire pressure in cooler conditions, and ride
into extremely hot conditions, the tire may
become overinflated. However, the low tire
pressure indicator will not turn on if the
tires are overinflated.
TPMS Indicator
Troubleshooting
The TPMS indicator comes on if there is a
problem with the tire pressure monitoring
system.
If this occurs, the system will shut off and
no longer monitor tire pressure.
Have the system checked by your dealer as
soon as possible.
Also the TPMS indicator may light for the
following reasons:
● Interference of other electronic devices
by using the same radio frequency.
● Using replacement wheels not equipped
with tire pressure sensors.
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AIRBAG Indicator
GL1800DA
The AIRBAG indicator comes on if there is a
problem with the airbag system.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Indicator
Ignoring the airbag indicator can
result in serious injury or death in a
severe frontal impact if the airbag
system does not work properly.
If the Hill start assist (HSA) indicator comes
on in amber in one of the following ways,
you may have a serious problem with the
HSA system.
Reduce speed and have your motorcycle
inspected by your dealer as soon as
possible.
● Indicator comes on in amber while riding.
● Indicator does not come on when the
ignition switch is turned to ON.
● Indicator does not go off at speeds above
3 mph (5 km/h).
● Even when the Hill start assist (HSA)
indicator comes on in amber, your
motorcycle will have normal riding ability
without HSA function.
Have your vehicle checked by a
dealer as soon as possible if the
airbag indicator alerts you to a
possible problem.
If the Hill start assist (HSA) indicator comes
on in white while stopping the motorcycle,
this is normal and the HSA is working
properly.
If the indicator does not come on, or comes
and stays on when the ignition switch is
turned on, or comes on while you are
riding, have your motorcycle inspected by
your dealer as soon as possible as the
airbag may not deploy when it could help
save your life.
WARNING
Other Warning Indications
Fuel Gauge Failure Indication
If the fuel system has an error, the fuel
gauge segments will be displayed as shown
in the illustration.
If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as
possible.
Handle Grip Heater Failure
Indication
If the handle grip heater system has an
error, the handle grip heater indicator will
blink.
If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as
possible.
Troubleshooting
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Other Warning Indications u Seat Heaters Failure Indication
Seat Heaters Failure Indication
GL1800/D/DA
If the seat heater system has an error, the
seat heater indicator will blink.
If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as
possible.
Troubleshooting
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Coolant Temperature Gauge
Failure Indication
If the cooling system has an error, all
segments will blink as shown in the
illustration.
If this occurs, see your dealer as soon as
possible.
If the “-” is Blinking in the Gear Position Indicator While Riding (GL1800BD/D/DA)
If the “-” is blinking in the gear position
indicator while riding, you may have a
serious problem with the Dual Clutch
Transmission system.
Park your motorcycle in a safe place and
have your motorcycle inspected by dealer
immediately.
It may be possible to ride your motorcycle
by following the steps below.
If you cannot start the engine:
Turn the ignition switch to OFF and move
the motorcycle back and forth slightly (to
disengage the gears).
Turn the ignition switch to ON again and
start the engine.
If you can't shift from N to D range and
the “-” is blinking:
Possible damage to the DCT is preventing
you from riding.
Have your motorcycle inspected by your
dealer immediately.
Troubleshooting
1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
2. Turn the ignition switch to ON and start
the engine.
If you can shift from N to D range:
When a gear position is shown in the gear
position indicator, you can ride in that gear.
Take your motorcycle to your dealer riding
at a safe speed.
If you still cannot start the engine:
Start the engine while applying the brake
lever or pressing the brake pedal.
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When the Idling Stop System Does Not Operate Properly (GL1800D/DA Canada model)
Idling Stop Indicator Does Not
Come On
When the Idling Stop indicator does not
come on, perform the followings.
If the Idling Stop system is off:
Press the start/Idling Stop button or set the
Idling Stop system at the multi-information
display.
Troubleshooting
If the engine is cold:
Warm up the engine.
The Idling Stop system does not operate
when the engine is cold.
If you did not ride the motorcycle after engine
starts:
Ride the motorcycle at speeds of over 6
mph (10 km/h). The Idling Stop system does
not operate until you ride once.
If PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) lights:
When the PGM-FI malfunction indicator
lamp (MIL) lights, the Idling Stop system
does not operate for protection of the
engine. See your dealer.
If the battery voltage is low:
Ride the motorcycle for a while, then stop
the engine and then restart the engine,
referring to the correct engine starting
procedure (2 P. 110). The Idling Stop
system may not operate if the battery
voltage is low.
If this occurs frequently, contact your
dealer.
Engine is Not Stopped by the
Idling Stop System While the
Idling Stop Indicator is On
When the engine is not stopped by Idling
Stop system while the Idling Stop indicator
is on, perform the following.
If the motorcycle does not stop completely:
Stop the motorcycle completely. The Idling
Stop system operates if the speed is only at
0 mph (0 km/h).
If the throttle is not closed completely:
Close the throttle completely.
If the temperature of the battery is cold:
Ride the motorcycle for a while.
The Idling Stop system does not operate
when the battery is cold.
If the Hill start assist (HSA) is operated:
The Idling Stop system does not stop the
engine while the HSA is operated.
When the transmission is shifted in Neutral:
The Idling Stop system does not stop the
engine when the transmission is shifted in
Neutral (N switch is pressed).
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When the Idling Stop System Does Not Operate Properly (GL1800D/DA Canada model) u Engine Does Not Start Even If the Throttle is Opened
Engine Does Not Start Even If
the Throttle is Opened
Engine does not start even if the throttle is
opened, perform the followings.
If the side stand is down:
If the Idling Stop indicator flashes, but
engine does not start even if the throttle is
opened, perform the followings.
Battery lead is loose:
Check the battery terminals.
Troubleshooting
While the engine is stopped by the Idling
Stop system, if you operate the side stand,
the flashing Idling Stop indicator changes
flashing to off, and the Idling Stop system is
cancelled. Restart the engine with the start/
Idling Stop button, referring to the starting
procedure (2 P. 110) for standard engine
starting.
If the start/Idling Stop button is operated:
While the engine is stopping by the Idling
Stop system, if you press the start/Idling
Stop button, the Idling Stop system will be
cancelled.
Restart the engine with the start/Idling Stop
button, referring to the starting procedure
(2 P. 110) for standard engine starting.
If the rider does not sit astride the motorcycle:
When the rider has not been sitting astride
the motorcycle for approx. 3 minutes, the
Idling Stop indicator changes from flashing
to off and you cannot restart the engine,
even if you open the throttle.
Restart the engine with the start/Idling Stop
button, referring to the starting procedure
for standard engine starting.
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When the Honda SMART Key System Does Not Operate Properly
Troubleshooting
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When the Honda SMART Key system does
not work properly, perform the following.
● Check that the Honda SMART Key
system is activated.
Lightly press the ON/OFF button on the
Honda SMART Key.
If the LED of the Honda SMART Key does
not blink 3 times, switch the Honda
SMART Key system to activation. 2 P. 56
If the LED of the Honda SMART Key does
not respond, replace the battery of the
Honda SMART Key. 2 P. 170
●
Check that there is no communication
failure in the Honda SMART Key system.
The Honda SMART Key system uses lowintensity radio waves. The Honda SMART
Key system may not work properly in the
following environments:
u When there are facilities nearby that
generate strong radio waves or noise
such as TV towers, power stations,
radio stations, or airports.
u When you carry the Honda SMART
Key with a laptop or wireless
communication device such as a radio
or mobile phone.
u When the Honda SMART Key comes
into contact with or is covered by
metal objects.
●
Check that a registered Honda SMART
Key is used.
Use a registered Honda SMART Key.
The Honda SMART Key system cannot be
activated without a registered Honda
SMART Key.
●
Make sure that you do not use a broken
Honda SMART Key.
If you use a broken Honda SMART Key,
the Honda SMART Key system cannot be
activated. Bring the emergency key and
ID tag to your dealer.
●
Check the battery condition and battery
lead in your motorcycle.
Check the battery and battery terminals.
If the battery is weak, contact your
dealer.
If the Honda SMART Key system cannot be
activated due to other causes, contact your
dealer.
Activating the Electrical System in an Emergency
The electrical system can be activated by
inputting the ID number.
❙ Set to ID number input mode
1. Open the left and right saddlebags by
the emergency procedures. 2 P. 187
2. Press and hold the start button for more
than 4 seconds.
u The buzzer sounds and the system
enters the ID number input mode.
3. Check the ID number on the ID tag.
While inputting the ID number, if the
button is not pressed for about 20 seconds,
the inputted ID number is cancelled and the
system returns to the state before ID
number input (the buzzer sounds).
Fairing pocket opener
Example:
• To input “0”, press the start button
without pressing the fairing pocket
opener, and then input next digit.
To input “0”
Start button
• To input “1”, press the fairing pocket
opener once, and then press the start
button to input the next digit.
To input “1”
Fairing pocket
opener
Troubleshooting
ID number
The ID number is input according to the
number of times the fairing pocket opener
is pressed.
Press the fairing pocket opener the desired
number of times, then press the start
button to fix the current digit (the buzzer
sounds), and input the next digit, and then
repeat until all the digits are input.
ID tag
❙ ID number input
You can input your ID number by pressing
the fairing pocket opener and the start
button. Input the ID number on the ID tag
starting with the digit on the left by
pressing the fairing pocket opener.
Start button
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Activating the Electrical System in an Emergency u Engine Does Not Start Even If the Throttle is Opened
ID number input success:
After the last digit of the ID number is
inputted and the start button is pressed,
the ID number is authenticated. The
steering will be unlocked (if it is locked) and
the electrical system activated.
You can start the engine.
Troubleshooting
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You can turn off the engine and electrical
system and also lock the steering using the
ignition switch.
To activate the electrical system again,
repeat the procedures for ID number input.
ID number input failure:
If the ID number is not authenticated after
inputting, the steering cannot be unlocked
and the electrical system will not activate.
Repeat the procedures for ID number input
from the beginning.
ID number input cancel
If you input the wrong number, you can
cancel ID number input by not pressing the
button for about 20 seconds (the buzzer
sounds).
Repeat the procedures for ID number input
from the beginning.
If the Saddlebags or Travel Trunk Won't Open
The built-in key can be used to open the
left saddle bag when the Honda SMART
Key battery becomes weak.
If you lose the Honda SMART Key, the left
saddlebag can be unlocked using the
emergency key. 2 P. 208
To Open the Saddlebags
Emergency
1. Remove the rear center lid by using a flat
head screwdriver covered with a
protective cloth.
3. Insert the built-in key or emergency key
in the left saddlebag opener and turn it
clockwise to open the left saddlebag.
Left saddlebag opener
Protective
cloth
Release button
Rear center lid
Left saddlebag lid
Troubleshooting
To remove the built-in key, pull it out by
pressing the release button on the Honda
SMART Key.
To reinstall the built-in key, push the builtin key into the Honda SMART Key until it
clicks.
2. Remove the built-in key from the Honda
SMART Key.
Built-in key
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If the Saddlebags or Travel Trunk Won't Open u To Open the Travel Trunk Emergency
4. Release the right saddlebag opener from
the prong in the left saddlebag. Pull the
right saddlebag opener to open the
right saddlebag.
Right saddlebag
opener
Prong
To Open the Travel Trunk
Emergency
GL1800/D/DA
1. Open the left and right saddlebags.
2 P. 187
2. Release the travel trunk opener from the
prong in the right saddlebag. Pull the
travel trunk opener to open the travel
trunk.
Troubleshooting
Travel trunk
opener
Right saddlebag lid
Prong
Travel
trunk lid
5. Install the right saddlebag opener onto
the prong before closing the
saddlebags.
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3. Install the travel trunk opener onto the
prong before closing the right
saddlebag.
Tire Puncture
Repairing a puncture or removing a wheel
requires special tools and technical
expertise.
We recommend you have this type of
service performed by your dealer.
After an emergency repair, always have the
tire inspected/replaced by your dealer.
Emergency Repair Using a Tire
Repair Kit
Removing Wheels
Follow these procedures if you need to
remove a wheel in order to repair a
puncture.
When removing and installing the wheel,
be careful not to damage the wheel speed
sensor and pulser ring.
WARNING
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.
Troubleshooting
If your tire has a minor puncture, you can
make an emergency repair using a tubeless
tire repair kit.
Follow the instructions provided with the
emergency tire repair kit.
Riding your motorcycle with a temporary
tire repair is very risky. Do not exceed 30
mph (50 km/h). Have the tire replaced by
your dealer as soon as possible.
NOTICE
Use caution not to damage the TPMS sensor if an
internal plug patch must be used to repair the tire. If
you have a tire professionally repaired at a non-Honda
facility, we recommend that you have the work
checked by your dealer. TPMS wheels require special
handling when changing the tire. Failure to follow the
proper tire replacement procedure can result in
damage to the TPMS sensor.
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 replaced.
NOTICE
Using a puncture-repairing agent can damage the
TPMS sensors, causing the TPMS indicator to turn on.
Have your motorcycle checked by your dealer as soon
as possible.
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Tire Puncture u Removing Wheels
❙ Front Wheel
Removal
1. GL1800/D/DA
Place your motorcycle on its center
stand on a firm, level surface.
3. Cover both sides of the front wheel
and brake calipers with protective tape
or cloth.
Protective tape or cloth
4. Remove the bolt and wheel speed
sensor.
5. On the left side, remove the mounting
bolts and remove the brake caliper.
Brake caliper
Mounting bolts
GL1800B/BD
Place your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface.
2. Remove the bolts, and then remove the
front fender A forward.
Troubleshooting
Bolts
Wheel speed
Tape or cloth
sensor
Wheel speed
Pulser ring
Front fender A
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Bolts
sensor bolt
Tire Puncture u Removing Wheels
Mounting bolts
Brake caliper
7. Remove the front axle bolt.
8. Loosen the left axle pinch bolts.
Left side collar
Front axle shaft
Right side collar
Front axle bolt
Right axle pinch bolts
Left axle pinch bolts
9. Support your motorcycle securely and
raise the front wheel off the ground
using a maintenance stand or a hoist.
10. Loosen the right axle pinch bolts.
11. On the right side, withdraw the front
axle shaft, and remove the side collars
and front wheel.
Installation
1. Attach the side collars to the front
wheel.
2. On the right side, place the front wheel
between the fork legs and insert the
lightly greased front axle shaft to the
end, through the right fork leg and
wheel hub.
3. Align the end of the front axle shaft
with the surface of the fork leg.
4. Tighten the right axle pinch bolts to
hold the axle.
Troubleshooting
6. On the right side, remove the
mounting bolts and remove the brake
caliper.
u Support the brake caliper assembly
so that it doesn't hang from the
brake hose. Do not twist the brake
hose.
u Avoid getting grease, oil, or dirt on
the disc or pad surfaces.
u Do not pull the front brake lever while
the brake caliper is removed.
u Take care to prevent the brake caliper
from scratching the wheel during
removal.
Tape or cloth
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Tire Puncture u Removing Wheels
8. Install the right brake caliper and
tighten the mounting bolts.
Surface of
fork leg
Torque: 31 lbf·ft (42.5 N·m, 4.3 kgf·m)
9. Install the left brake caliper and tighten
the mounting bolts.
Torque: 31 lbf·ft (42.5 N·m, 4.3 kgf·m)
End of front
axle shaft
Troubleshooting
5. Install and tighten the axle bolt.
Torque: 44 lbf·ft (59 N·m, 6.0 kgf·m)
6. Loosen the right axle pinch bolts.
7. Tighten the left axle pinch bolts.
Torque: 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m, 2.2 kgf·m)
u Take care to prevent the brake
caliper from scratching the wheel
during installation.
u Use new mounting bolts when
installing the brake caliper.
NOTICE
When installing a wheel or caliper into original
position, carefully fit the brake disc between the pads
to avoid scratching them.
10. Install the wheel speed sensor and
tighten the bolt securely.
11. Lower the front wheel on the ground.
12. Apply the brake lever and pedal several
times. Then, pump the fork several
times.
13. Make sure the end of the front axle
shaft align with the surface of the right
fork leg.
Retighten the right axle pinch bolts.
Torque: 16 lbf·ft (22 N·m, 2.2 kgf·m)
14. Raise the front wheel off the ground
again, and check that the wheel
rotates freely after you release the
brake.
15. Uncover the protective tape or cloth.
16. Install the front fender A and tighten
the bolts securely.
If a torque wrench was not used for
installation, see your dealer as soon as
possible to verify proper assembly.
Improper assembly may lead to loss of
braking capacity.
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Tire Puncture u Removing Wheels
❙ Rear Wheel
Removal
1. GL1800/D/DA
Place your motorcycle on its center
stand on a firm, level surface.
Tabs
Left muffler
inner cover
Bolts B
GL1800B/BD
Rear cross pipe
Grommet
Prong
Troubleshooting
Place your motorcycle on a firm, level
surface.
2. Remove the bolts A and pull out the rear
fender A while releasing the tabs from
the slots and the prong from the
grommet.
3. Remove the rear fender A, then
disconnect the connector.
4. Remove the bolts B and rear cross pipe.
5. Remove the bolt C and pull the left
muffler inner cover forward to release
the hooks.
6. Remove the left muffler inner cover.
Connector
Rear fender A
Bolts A
Hooks
Bolt C
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Tire Puncture u Removing Wheels
7. GL1800/D/DA
Support your motorcycle securely and
raise the rear wheel off the ground
using the center stand or a hoist.
GL1800B/BD
Support your motorcycle securely and
raise the rear wheel off the ground
using a maintenance stand or a hoist.
8. Remove the rear wheel nuts, and
remove the rear wheel.
Torque: 80 lbf·ft (108 N·m, 11.0 kgf·m)
3. Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
4. Check that the wheel rotates freely.
Troubleshooting
Rear wheel nuts
If a torque wrench was not used for
installation, see your dealer as soon as
possible to verify proper assembly.
Improper assembly may lead to loss of
braking capacity.
Rear wheel nuts
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Installation
1. To install the rear wheel, reverse the
removal procedure.
2. Install the rear wheel and tighten the
rear wheel nuts equally in the crisscross
pattern in two or three steps.
Rear wheel
Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Bluetooth®
Some
devices and application software you use may be incompatible with the audio
system and/or the operable functions may be limited.
Check that the audio system and Bluetooth® device are both in the pairing mode. 2 P. 82, 86
Unable to pair Bluetooth® device
The audio system may not be properly connected when another Bluetooth® device is being paired
at the same time. Check your surroundings to make sure no other device being paired is present
before re-pairing. Presence of a Bluetooth® device in the vicinity sometimes affects the pairing due
to radio wave interference, etc.
When you repeatedly fail in pairing, delete the paired device once, then try pairing again.
2 P. 82, 84
Depending on the Bluetooth® device and application software you use, it may take some time for
the audio system to connect to a device and to start playing an audio file.
Unable to connect Bluetooth®
device
Troubleshooting
When connecting a Bluetooth® device, make sure no other Bluetooth® device readied for pairing
is present. Presence of a Bluetooth® device in the vicinity sometimes affects the pairing due to
radio wave interference, etc.
The connection may be temporarily disconnected when starting the engine, which is normal and
not a malfunction. The Bluetooth® device will be reconnected after the engine is started.
Check that your Bluetooth® device has been paired. Referring to the instruction manual of your
Bluetooth® device, check that your Bluetooth® device is in connectable state.
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Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Bluetooth®
Some
devices and application software you use may not connect automatically. For
connecting, follow the instructions in the instruction manual of your Bluetooth® device.
The Bluetooth® devices that can be connected at the same time are limited to one Bluetooth®
device and two Bluetooth® headsets.
Unable to connect Bluetooth®
phone device
If the problem continues after the above-described inspection, delete the paired device once, then
try pairing again. 2 P. 82, 84, 86
The Bluetooth® connection cannot be established while launching Apple CarPlay. Quit Apple
CarPlay, then try pairing again. 2 P. 82, 84
Troubleshooting
While connected to Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth function is disabled.
Some Bluetooth® devices and application software you use may be incompatible with the audio
system and/or audio files may not be played properly. Check the recommended specifications.
2 P. 81
Connected, but does not play.
Depending on the Bluetooth® device and application software you use, an audio file may not play
automatically. For playing, follow the instructions in the instruction manual of your Bluetooth®
device.
Depending on the Bluetooth® device and application software you use, an audio file may not play
normally after receiving a telephone call, etc. Check that your Bluetooth® device is in playable
state.
Takes some time to start playing
after turning the power on or
changing the audio mode.
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Right after the power is turned on or the audio mode is changed, the audio system may take some
time to connect to an audio device and to start playing an audio file. Also, the audio system may
not allow any audio control operation while preparing to play an audio file.
Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Bluetooth®
Presence of another
device or a device that emits electromagnetic waves such as
communication equipment in the vicinity sometimes affects the communication.
Due to the characteristics of Bluetooth®, though in rare cases, the system operation may become
unstable. When it remains unstable, turn off the power to the audio system or the device being
used, and then turn it on again.
Depending on the Bluetooth® device and application software you use, an audio file may not play
normally after receiving a telephone call, etc. Change the audio mode (2 P. 71) or turn off the
power to the audio system and then turn it on again. If the skipping of sounds or mixing of noises
continues, check the status of your Bluetooth® device.
Troubleshooting
Sounds skip
Noises mix
The storage location of the Bluetooth® device sometimes affects the audio system and
communication. When sounds skip or noises mix, change the location of the device. For example,
when the device is kept in a pocket of clothing sandwiched in between the rider and passenger,
the communication may be affected. For Bluetooth® antenna locations, refer to Audio System
Location. 2 P. 68
Also, weather, buildings in the vicinity, road conditions, etc. can sometimes affect the
communication.
If the skipping of sounds or mixing of noises continues, delete the paired device once, then try
pairing again. 2 P. 82, 84
Check the recommended specifications. 2 P. 81
Noise sometimes mixes at the place where radio wave is weak.
Audio volume from headset is
small/big.
Adjust the volume while in the individual modes. 2 P. 71
Check the volume setting of the paired headset.
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Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Depending on the audio device and the audio file, nothing may be displayed or the display may
be inaccurate in some cases. Check the information on available tags. 2 P. 93
No or inaccurate display
When the information in an audio file such as the artist name and track title is in a non-compliant
tag format, it may be indicated by “.” or no information will be shown.
Depending on the type of the album art used for the music information of audio files, the album
art may not be displayed. The system supports ID3v2 as available tag for album art. Check the
album art format of the audio file.
The system does not support album art display via Bluetooth® connection.
Troubleshooting
Some USB devices may be incompatible with the audio system and/or their operable functions
may be limited.
About USB device
When the audio system does not recognize the USB device connected to the USB connector, turn
the ignition switch OFF and then turn it on again.
When a large number of files are stored in the USB device, it sometimes takes a long time before
an audio file starts playing. Reduce the number of files in the USB device.
Check that the audio files stored in the USB device is in a playable file format. 2 P. 93
USB failure
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USB function may be unusable when the system failure occurs. USB connection may recover by
turning the ignition switch OFF, and then ON again.
Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Bluetooth®
Connected
device may be unsupported device. Check the supported Bluetooth®
version/profiles. 2 P. 81
Bluetooth® handsfree calling
cannot be available.
When the Bluetooth® connection is unstable due to surrounding conditions or radio wave
conditions, the handsfree calling functions may not be available.
To use the Bluetooth® handsfree calling, a headset connection is necessary. Connect a paired
headset. 2 P. 84
During a call, headset volume is
small/big.
Adjust the volume during a call. 2 P. 71
If [Private mode] is enabled, no sound comes from the passenger's headset. Check [Private mode]
setting. 2 P. 88
About Phonebook
Since the phonebook is stored in the system, it may be displayed even when connecting another
phone.
Depending on the connection status, the times displayed in call history on the vehicle side or the
phone side may differ.
Bluetooth® Handsfree Calling
Troubleshooting
Passenger's headset is no sound.
Depending on your mobile carrier plan, available functions may differ.
A display delay may occur depending on the number of phone books, call history and music data
etc. stored in the connected device.
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Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Connected iPhone may be unsupported model. Check the compatible model with Apple CarPlay.
2 P. 99
Connected iPhone may be unsupported iOS version. Update the iPhone to the newer version.
To use Apple CarPlay, a headset connection is necessary. Connect a paired headset. 2 P. 84
When connecting your iPhone, if it is recognized as iPod, disconnect the USB cable once, enable
the Apple CarPlay (2 P. 79), and then reconnect the USB cable again.
When a mobile network communication is unstable due to surrounding conditions or signal
strength conditions, Apple CarPlay functions may not be available.
Troubleshooting
When the paired headset connection is broken due to headset battery depletion or
communication failure, Apple CarPlay cannot be used until the connection is restored.
Apple CarPlay cannot be available.
The screen will not switch to Apple CarPlay automatically, other than when the ignition switch is
turned to OFF with Apple CarPlay is activated.
Apple CarPlay cannot be available with USB connection via USB2 terminal (option). Check the USB
connection, and then reconnect the USB cable via USB1 if necessary.
Some USB cables may be incompatible with Apple CarPlay. Use certified cable to connect the
iPhone.
You have not agreed to enable Apple CarPlay. Reconnect the iPhone and enable to use CarPlay
on the disclaimer screen. 2 P. 100
Apple CarPlay setting on your iPhone may be disabled. Disconnect iPhone and enable the Apple
CarPlay setting on your iPhone.
The screen will not switch to Apple CarPlay automatically, other than when the ignition switch is
turned to OFF with Apple CarPlay is activated.
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Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Connected, but does not operate
Apply CarPlay.
Some functions of Apple CarPlay is
not available.
Apple CarPlay screen is too dark/
bright
You cannot operate Apple CarPlay by the center panel switches/Interface dial while the
motorcycle is in motion. Operate with the left handlebar switches or park your motorcycle in a
safe place, then operate.
Some functions may be limited due to condition of mobile network communication.
Selecting [Day / Night] menu in [Vehicle setting], you can change the timing for changing the map
color, also adjust backlight brightness by [Auto dimmer meter illumination] menu in [Vehicle
setting].
When the ignition switch is in the ACC, [Auto Dimmer Meter Illumination] function does not
work. Turn the ignition switch to ON.
The map color tone has Day/Night color tones and it changes according to the surrounding
brightness. You can select the timing for changing the map color to improve the visibility of the
map. 2 P. 32
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Troubleshooting
The multi-function display is too
dark/bright
Cause/remedy
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Audio System Trouble
Symptom
Cause/remedy
Audio system cannot operate.
Certain manual functions and settings are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion.
You cannot select a grayed-out menu until the vehicle is stopped.
Set menu in [Vehicle setting] does
not be reflected or inoperable.
In [Vehicle setting], certain items cannot be selected and display information is limited when the
ignition switch is in ACC. The set menu will be reflected to the previous setting when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
Troubleshooting
When turning the ignition switch
OFF and ON continuously.
Since the system restart takes time, it may take time until the screen is appeared.
High temperature/overcurrent
protection
To protect the system, some operations may be limited temporarily. The system automatically
recovers after the cause is solved.
About Idling Stop system
(GL1800D/DA Canada model)
When the Idling Stop system is activated, sound may not come out temporarily for system
protection, but sound will recover automatically.
Radio receiver sensitivity
The sensitivity of receiver is affected by the object which interrupts a radio wave nearby the radio
antenna (top of the right saddlebag).
Software update
The statements in this owner's manual may not match your vehicle's Audio System after
performing the software update (map data update).
If the problem continues after the above-described inspection, have your motorcycle inspected by your dealer.
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Electrical Trouble
Battery Goes Dead
Burned-out Light Bulb
Charge the battery using a motorcycle
battery charger.
Remove the battery from the motorcycle
before charging.
Do not use an automobile-type battery
charger, as these can overheat a
motorcycle battery and cause permanent
damage.
If the battery does not recover after
recharging, contact your dealer.
All light bulbs on the motorcycle are LEDs.
If there is a LED which is not turned on, see
your dealer for servicing.
❙ Front Turn Signal Light
❙ Headlight
The front turn signal lights use several LEDs.
If there is a LED which is not turned on, see
your dealer for servicing.
Troubleshooting
Front turn signal light
NOTICE
Jump starting using an automobile battery is not
recommended, as this can damage your motorcycle’s
electrical system.
Bump starting is also not recommended.
Headlight
The headlight uses several LEDs.
If there is a LED which is not turned on, see
your dealer for servicing.
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Electrical Trouble u Burned-out Light Bulb
❙ Brake light/Taillight/Rear Turn
Signal Light
❙ License Plate Light
Brake lights
Troubleshooting
License plate light
Rear turn
signal lights
Taillights
The brake lights, taillights and rear turn
signal lights use several LEDs.
If there is a LED which is not turned on, see
your dealer for servicing.
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The license plate light uses a LED.
If there is a LED which is not turned on, see
your dealer for servicing.
Electrical Trouble u Blown Fuse
Blown Fuse
Before handling fuses, see “Inspecting and
Replacing Fuses.” 2 P. 145
GL1800D/DA USA model
External
amplifier fuse
GL1800BD
Fuse box cover
Spare fuses
External
amplifier fuse
Fuse box cover
Spare fuses
❙ Fuse Box Fuses
on back side of the fuse cover.
4. Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
❙ Main Fuse B, Speed Limiter Fuse
Fuse puller
Airbag fuse GL1800DA only
Main fuse B
Main fuse B
GL1800
GL1800D/DA Canada model
External
amplifier fuse
Fuse puller
Fuse box cover
External
amplifier fuse
Spare fuses
Fuse box cover
Troubleshooting
1. Remove the left side cover. 2 P. 152
2. Remove the fuse box cover.
3. Pull the fuses out one by one with the
fuse puller and check for a blown fuse.
Always replace a blown fuse with a
spare fuse of the same rating.
u Spare fuses and fuse puller are provided
Spare fuses
and External Amplifier Fuse
To check and replace the main fuse B,
speed limiter fuse and external amplifier
fuse, see your dealer for servicing.
Fuse puller
Fuse puller
Airbag fuse GL1800DA only
Main fuse B
Main fuse B
Speed limiter fuse
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Electrical Trouble u Blown Fuse
❙ Ignition Main Fuse & ACC Main
GL1800B
External
amplifier fuse
Fuse box cover
Spare fuses
Fuse
Ignition main fuse
ACC main fuse
Troubleshooting
Fuse puller
Main fuse B
Speed limiter fuse Canada model only
Fuse case covers
1. Remove the left side cover. 2 P. 152
2. Remove the fuse case covers.
3. Pull the fuses out one by one with the
fuse puller and check for a blown fuse.
Always replace a blown fuse with a
spare fuse of the same rating.
u Spare fuses and fuse puller are provided
on back side of the fuse box cover.
4. Install the parts in the reverse order of
removal.
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NOTICE
If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an electrical
problem. Have your motorcycle inspected by your
dealer.
Information
Keys ....................................................... P. 208
Instruments, Controls, & Other Features .... P. 210
Legal Information on Apple CarPlay ... P. 214
Caring for Your Motorcycle ................. P. 216
Storing Your Motorcycle...................... P. 219
Transporting Your Motorcycle ............ P. 219
You & the Environment ....................... P. 220
Vehicle Identification Number............. P. 221
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Explanation ........................................... P. 222
Emission Control Systems .................... P. 223
Catalytic Converter............................... P. 226
Oxygenated Fuels .................................P. 227
Authorized Manuals .............................P. 228
Warranty Coverage and Service ..........P. 229
Honda Contacts .....................................P. 230
Customer Support .................................P. 231
USA Reporting Safety Defects ...........P. 232
Keys
Keys
Emergency key
This motorcycle has emergency key, built-in
key and a key tag with a key number. Store
the emergency key and key tag in a safe
location.
Normally, the built-in key should be stored
in the Honda SMART Key. 2 P. 187
To make a duplicate key, take the key and
key tag to your dealer or a locksmith.
Information
Do not store the emergency key in the
saddlebags, fairing pocket, travel trunk
GL1800/D/DA or shelter case Except GL1800DA .
Honda SMART Key
Carrying the Honda SMART Key allows you
to perform the following operations:
● Locking or unlocking the steering and
activating or deactivating the electrical
system
● Releasing the left and right saddlebags
and travel trunk
● Releasing the fairing pocket
Emergency Key
The emergency key and built-in key are
used to unlock the left saddle bag in an
emergency. 2 P. 187
Key tag
Built-in key
The ID number of the Honda SMART Key is
on the ID tag. You can also unlock the
steering (if it is locked) and activate the
electrical system by inputting the ID
number.
Always carry both the emergency key and
ID tag, but separate from the Honda
SMART Key, to avoid losing all of them at
the same time.
Also store a copy of your ID number in a
safe place other than your motorcycle.
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Keys
●
If fuel, wax, or grease adhere to the
Honda SMART Key, wipe it off
immediately to avoid cracking or
warping.
● Do not disassemble the Honda SMART
Key other than when changing a battery.
Only the case of the Honda SMART Key
can be disassembled. Do not disassemble
other parts.
● Do not lose your Honda SMART Key. If
you lose it, you will need to register a
new Honda SMART Key. See your dealer
with your emergency key and ID tag for
registration.
The battery in the Honda SMART Key
system normally lasts about 2 years.
Do not keep mobile phones or other radio
transmitting devices near the ignition
switch or rear center cowl. The radio
frequency from these devices will interrupt
the Honda SMART Key system.
To get add additional Honda SMART Key,
take the Honda SMART Key and the
motorcycle to your dealer.
Honda SMART Key
Information
The Honda SMART Key contains electronic
circuits. If the circuits are damaged, the
Honda SMART Key will not allow you to
perform any operations.
● Do not drop the Honda SMART Key or
set heavy objects on them.
● Protect the Honda SMART Key from
direct sunlight, high temperature, and
high humidity.
● Do not scratch or puncture.
● Do not store near any magnetized
products such as a magnetized key chain.
● Always keep the Honda SMART Key
away from electric appliances such as a
TV, radio, PC or low-frequency massage
device.
● Keep the Honda SMART Key away from
liquids. If it gets wet, dry it immediately
with a soft cloth.
● Keep the Honda SMART Key away from
the motorcycle while washing the
motorcycle.
● Do not burn.
● Do not wash in an ultrasonic cleaner.
ID tag
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Instruments, Controls, & Other Features
Instruments, Controls, &
Other Features
Ignition Switch
Leaving the ignition switch in ON or ACC
with the engine stopped will drain the
battery.
Do not turn the ignition switch while riding.
Engine Stop Switch
Information
Do not use the engine stop switch except in
an emergency. Doing so when riding will
cause the engine to suddenly turn off,
making riding unsafe.
If you stop the engine using the engine
stop switch, turn the ignition switch OFF.
Failing to do so will drain the battery.
Tripmeter
The tripmeters return to 0.0 when each
read-out exceeds 9,999.9.
Also average fuel mileage and current fuel
mileage are reset at the same time.
Owner’s Manual
The owner’s manual, Navigation System
manual, registration and insurance
information can be stored in the left
saddlebag.
Ignition Cut-off System
A banking (lean angle) sensor automatically
stops the engine and fuel pump if the
motorcycle falls over. To reset the sensor,
you must turn the ignition switch to OFF
and back to ON before the engine can be
restarted.
Odometer
The display locks at 999,999 when the
read-out exceeds 999,999.
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Throttle by Wire System
This model is equipped with a Throttle by
Wire System.
Do not put magnetized items or items
susceptible to magnetic interference near
the right handlebar switches.
Automatic Brightness Control
The backlight brightness of the meter will
be controlled automatically when “AUTO”
is selected on the brightness setting.
Ambient brightness is detected by the
photosensor.
Do not damage or cover the photosensor.
Otherwise, the automatic brightness
control may not work properly.
Photosensor
Instruments, Controls, & Other Features
Audio System
The audio systems on your vehicle emit
radio waves when in operation.
USA
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment complies with FCC’s RF
radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. The antenna(s)
used for this transmitter must be installed
and operated to provide a separation
distance of at least 20 cm from all persons
and must not be collocated or operating in
Antenna types not included in the report,
having a gain greater than the maximum
gain indicated for that type, are strictly
prohibited for use with this device.
Mexico
Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
This device complies with Industry Canada’s
licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference,
and
(2) This device must accept any
interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the
device.
La operación de este equipo está sujeta a
las siguientes dos condiciones:
(1) es posible que este equipo o dispositivo
no cause interferencia perjudicial y
(2) este equipo o dispositivo debe aceptar
cualquier interferencia, incluyendo la que
pueda causar su operación no deseada.
Information
FCC CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. Installers must ensure that
20 cm separation distance will be
maintained between the device (excluding
its handset) and users.
This radio transmitter (12339A-MKCAU)
has been approved by Industry Canada to
operate with the antenna types with the
maximum permissible gain indicated in test
report.
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Instruments, Controls, & Other Features
Honda SMART Key System
The Honda SMART Key system on your
vehicle emit radio waves when in
operation.
USA
FCC CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Information
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Mexico
<GHR-H014-R>
IFETEL RLVOMGH17-1178
<GHR-H014-T>
IFETEL RLVOMGH17-1176
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Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada’s
applicable licence-exempt RSSs.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference;
and
(2) This device must accept any
interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the
device.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) on your vehicle emit radio waves
when in operation.
USA
As required by the FCC:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
FCC CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference,
and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the
device.
Instruments, Controls, & Other Features
Assist-slipper Clutch System
GL1800/B
The assist-slipper clutch system helps to
prevent the rear tire from locking up when
the deceleration of your motorcycle
produces a strong engine braking effect. It
also makes the clutch lever operation feel
lighter.
Use only MA classification engine oil for
your motorcycle. Using engine oil other
than MA classification oil could result in
damage to the assist-slipper clutch system.
Airbag System
GL1800DA
❙ Event Data Recorders
Your motorcycle is equipped with one or
more devices commonly referred to as
event data recorders.
These devices record airbag deployment
data, and the failure of any airbag system
component.
Information
This data belongs to the vehicle owner and
may not be accessed by anyone else except
as legally required or with the permission of
the vehicle owner.
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Legal Information on Apple CarPlay
Legal Information on
Apple CarPlay
OWNER’S MANUAL LICENSE/LIABILITY
STATEMENTS
Information
214
USE OF APPLE CARPLAY IS SUBJECT TO
YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE CARPLAY
TERMS OF USE, WHICH ARE INCLUDED AS
PART OF THE APPLE iOS TERMS OF USE. IN
SUMMARY, THE CARPLAY TERMS OF USE
DISCLAIM APPLE AND ITS SERVICE
PROVIDERS’ LIABILITY IF THE SERVICES FAIL
TO PERFORM CORRECTLY OR ARE
DISCONTINUED, STRICTLY LIMIT APPLE
AND ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS’ OTHER
LIABILITIES, DESCRIBE THE KINDS OF USER
INFORMATION (INCLUDING, FOR
EXAMPLE, VEHICLE LOCATION, VEHICLE
SPEED, AND VEHICLE STATUS) BEING
GATHERED AND STORED BY APPLE AND
ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND DISCLOSE
CERTAIN POSSIBLE RISKS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE USE OF CARPLAY, INCLUDING
THE POTENTIAL FOR DRIVER DISTRACTION.
SEE APPLE’S PRIVACY POLICY FOR DETAILS
REGARDING APPLE'S USE AND HANDLING
OF DATA UPLOADED BY CARPLAY.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES;
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND
AGREE THAT USE OF APPLE CARPLAY
(“THE APPLICATIONS”) IS AT YOUR SOLE
RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO
SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE,
ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU TO
THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, AND THAT THE
APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION ON
THE APPLICATIONS IS PROVIDED “AS IS”
AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH ALL FAULTS
AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
AND HONDA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH
RESPECT TO THE APPLICATIONS AND
INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATIONS,
EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY,
SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY,
QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND
NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY
RIGHTS. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN
INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY
HONDA OR AN AUTHORIZED
REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A
WARRANTY. AS EXAMPLES, AND
WITHOUT LIMITATION, HONDA
DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY REGARDING
THE ACCURACY OF DATA PROVIDED BY
THE APPLICATIONS, SUCH AS THE
ACCURACY OF DIRECTIONS, ESTIMATED
TRAVEL TIME, SPEED LIMITS, ROAD
CONDITIONS, NEWS, WEATHER, TRAFFIC,
OR OTHER CONTENT PROVIDED BY APPLE,
THEIR AFFILIATES, OR THIRD PARTY
PROVIDERS; HONDA DOES NOT
GUARANTEE AGAINST LOSS OF
APPLICATION DATA, WHICH MAY BE LOST
AT ANY TIME; HONDA DOES NOT
GUARANTEE THAT THE APPLICATIONS OR
ANY SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH
THEM WILL BE PROVIDED AT ALL TIMES OR
THAT ANY OR ALL SERVICES WILL BE
AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR
LOCATION. FOR EXAMPLE, SERVICES MAY
BE SUSPENDED OR INTERRUPTED
WITHOUT NOTICE FOR REPAIR,
MAINTENANCE, SECURITY FIXES,
UPDATES, ETC., SERVICES MAY BE
Legal Information on Apple CarPlay
UNAVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA OR
LOCATION, ETC. IN ADDITION, YOU
UNDERSTAND THAT CHANGES IN THIRD
PARTY TECHNOLOGY OR GOVERNMENT
REGULATION MAY RENDER THE SERVICES
AND/OR APPLICATIONS OBSOLETE AND/
OR UNUSABLE.
Information
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW,
IN NO EVENT SHALL HONDA OR ITS
AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL
INJURY, OR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF
PROFITS, CORRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA,
FAILURE TO TRANSMIT OR RECEIVE ANY
DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY
OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR
LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO
THE APPLICATIONS OR YOUR USE OF OR
INABILITY TO USE THE APPLICATIONS OR
INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATIONS,
HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE
THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT
OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF HONDA
WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND
JURISDICTIONS DISALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
FOR DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS
AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL HONDA’S
TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL
DAMAGES (OTHER THAN AS MAY BE
REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW IN CASES
INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED
THE AMOUNT OF FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00).
THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY
EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS
OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
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Caring for Your Motorcycle
Caring for Your
Motorcycle
Frequent cleaning and polishing is
important to ensure the life of your Honda.
A clean motorcycle makes it easier to spot
potential problems.
In particular, seawater and salts used to
prevent ice on roads promote the
formation of corrosion. Always wash your
motorcycle thoroughly after riding on
coastal or treated roads.
Information
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Washing
Allow the engine, muffler, brakes, and
other high-temperature parts to cool
before washing.
1. Rinse your motorcycle thoroughly using a
low pressure garden hose to remove
loose dirt.
2. If necessary, use a sponge or a soft towel
with mild cleaner to remove road grime.
u Clean the windscreen, headlight lens,
panels, and other plastic components
with extra care to avoid scratching
them. Avoid directing water into the air
cleaner, muffler, and electrical parts.
3. Thoroughly rinse your motorcycle with
plenty of clean water and dry with a soft,
clean cloth.
4. After the motorcycle dries, lubricate any
moving parts.
u Make sure that no lubricant spills onto
the brakes or tires. Brake discs, pads,
drum or shoes contaminated with oil
will suffer greatly reduced braking
effectiveness and can lead to a crash.
5. Apply a coat of wax to prevent corrosion.
u Avoid products that contain harsh
detergents or chemical solvents. These
can damage the metal, paint, and
plastic on your motorcycle.
Keep the wax clear of the tires and
brakes.
u If your motorcycle has any matte
painted parts, do not apply a coat of
wax to the matte painted surface.
❙ Washing Precautions
Follow these guidelines when washing:
● Do not use high-pressure washers:
u High-pressure water cleaners can
damage moving parts and electrical
parts, rendering them inoperable.
u Water in the air intake can be drawn
into the throttle body and/or enter the
air cleaner.
● Do not direct water at the muffler:
u Water in the muffler can prevent
starting and causes rust in the muffler.
● Dry the brakes:
u Water adversely affects braking
effectiveness. After washing, apply the
brakes intermittently at low speed to
help dry them.
● Do not direct water in the left saddlebag:
u Water in the left saddlebag can
damage your documents and other
belongings.
● Do not direct water at the air cleaner:
u Water in the air cleaner can prevent
the engine from starting.
Caring for Your Motorcycle
●
Aluminum Components
Aluminum will corrode from contact with
dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean aluminum parts
regularly and follow these guidelines to avoid
scratches:
● Do not use stiff brushes, steel wool, or
cleaners containing abrasives.
● Avoid riding over or scraping against
curbs.
Panels
Follow these guidelines to prevent
scratches and blemishes:
● Wash gently using a soft sponge and
plenty of water.
● To remove stubborn stains, use diluted
detergent and rinse thoroughly with
plenty of water.
● Avoid getting gasoline, brake fluid, or
detergents on the instruments, panels, or
headlight.
Windscreen
Keep the windscreen raised after turning
off the electrical system to make it easy to
clean. 2 P. 134
Using plenty of water, clean the
windscreen with a soft cloth or sponge.
(Avoid using detergents or any kind of
chemical cleaner on the windscreen.) Dry
with a soft, clean cloth.
NOTICE
To avoid possible scratching or other damage, use only
water and a soft cloth or sponge to clean the
windscreen.
For a dirtier windscreen, use a diluted
neutral detergent with a sponge and plenty
of water. Make sure to wash off all the
detergent. (Detergent residue may cause
windscreen cracks.)
Information
Do not direct water near the headlight.
u The headlight's inside lens may fog
temporarily after washing or while
riding in the rain. This does not impact
the headlight function.
However, if you see a large amount of
water or ice accumulated inside the
lens(es), have your vehicle inspected
by your dealer.
● Do not use wax or polishing compounds
on matte painted surface:
u Use a soft cloth or sponge, plenty of
water, and a mild detergent to clean
matte painted surfaces. Dry with a soft
clean cloth.
Replace the windscreen if scratches cannot
be removed and they obstruct clear vision.
Take care to keep battery electrolyte, brake
fluid, or other chemical solvents off the
windscreen and screen garnish. They will
damage the plastic.
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Caring for Your Motorcycle
Instrument Panel
Exhaust Pipe and Muffler
The instrument panel is coated with a
special surface treatment to prevent
reflection and glare.
The exhaust pipe and muffler are stainless
steel but may become stained by mud or
dust.
Wipe any moisture (including rainwater) on
the instrument panel with a dry, soft cloth
immediately.
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.
Information
Using plenty of water, clean the instrument
panel with a soft cloth or sponge.
For a dirtier instrument panel, use a diluted
neutral detergent with a sponge and plenty
of water. Make sure to wash off all the
detergent. Dry with a soft, clean cloth.
If necessary, remove heat stains by using a
commercially available fine texture
compound. Then rinse by the same manner
as removing mud or dust.
Take care to keep battery electrolyte, brake
fluid, or other chemical solvents off the
instrument panel. They will damage the
special surface treatment of the instrument
panel.
When the exhaust pipe and muffler are
painted, do not use a commercially
available abrasive kitchen cleaning
compound. Use a neutral detergent to
clean the painted surface on the exhaust
pipe and muffler. If you are not sure if your
exhaust pipe and muffler are painted,
contact your dealer.
NOTICE
Even though the exhaust is made of stainless steel, it
can become stained. Remove all marks and blemishes
as soon as they are noticed.
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Storing Your Motorcycle
Storing Your Motorcycle
If you store your motorcycle outdoors, you
should consider using a full-body
motorcycle cover.
If you won’t be riding for an extended
period, follow these guidelines:
● Wash your motorcycle and wax all
painted surfaces (except matte painted
surfaces).
Coat chrome pieces with rust-inhibiting
oil.
● GL1800/D/DA
After removing your motorcycle from
storage, inspect all maintenance items
required by the Maintenance Schedule.
For more information about storage,
refer to the Honda Winter Storage Guide,
available from your dealer.
USA
Canada For more information about
storage, visit our website at www.honda.ca
and look up “Storage Tips” under the
“Honda Warranty” in the Warranty tab for
your Model.
Transporting Your
Motorcycle
If your motorcycle needs to be transported,
it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer
or a flatbed truck or trailer that has a
loading ramp or lifting platform, and
motorcycle tie-down straps. Never try to
tow your motorcycle with a wheel or
wheels on the ground.
NOTICE
Towing your motorcycle can cause serious damage to
the transmission.
Information
Place your motorcycle on its center stand
and position a block so that both tires are
off the ground.
GL1800B/BD
Place your motorcycle on a maintenance
stand and position a block so that both tires
are off the ground.
●
After rain, remove the body cover and
allow the motorcycle to dry.
● Remove the battery (2 P. 150) to prevent
discharge. Charge the battery in a
shaded, well-ventilated area.
u If you leave the battery in place,
disconnect the negative - terminal to
prevent discharge.
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You & the Environment
You & the Environment
Owning and riding a motorcycle can be
enjoyable, but you must do your part to
protect the environment.
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.
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Recycle Wastes
Put oil and other toxic wastes in approved
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 nonrecyclable wastes. Do not place used
engine oil in the trash, or pour it down a
drain or on the ground. Used oil, gasoline,
coolant, and cleaning solvents contain
poisons that can hurt refuse workers and
contaminate drinking water, lakes, rivers,
and oceans.
Vehicle Identification Number
Vehicle Identification
Number
VIN
The VIN and engine serial number uniquely
identify your motorcycle and are required in
order to register your motorcycle. They may
also be required when ordering
replacement parts.
To check the VIN, remove the cover by
releasing the clip.
Clip
Cover
Engine number
You should record these numbers and keep
them in a safe place.
Information
VIN
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Explanation
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS) Explanation
Both tires should be checked monthly
when cold, and inflated to the inflation
pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the tire information label.
(If your vehicle has different tires than those
indicated on the vehicle tire information
label, you should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
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As an added safety feature, your vehicle
has been equipped with a tire pressure
monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates
a low tire pressure indicator when one or
more of your tires significantly underinflated.
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may
affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping
ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance, and
it is the rider’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation
has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the low tire pressure
indicator.
signal low tire pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of
replacement or alternate tires or wheels on
the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS indicator after
replacing one or more tires or wheels on
your vehicle to ensure that the replacement
or alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function properly.
Low tire pressure indicator
TPMS indicator
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
indicator illuminates, you should stop and
check your tires as soon as possible, and
inflate them to the proper pressure.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS indicator to indicate when the system
is not operating properly. The TPMS
indicator displays the symbol “TPMS”
when illuminated.
Riding on a significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces
When the TPMS indicator is illuminated,
the system may not be able to detect or
Emission Control Systems
Emission Control Systems
Your motorcycle engine emits combustion
by-products, including carbon monoxide
(CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and
hydrocarbons (HC). Gasoline evaporation
also emits hydrocarbons. Controlling the
production of NOx, CO, and HC is
important for the environment.
Exhaust Emission Requirements
Vehicle emission control
information label
Canada
Vehicle emission control
information label
Information
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), the California Air Resources Board
(CARB), and Environment and Climate
Change Canada (ECCC) require that your
motorcycle comply with applicable exhaust,
crankcase, and fuel permeation emission
standards during its useful life, when
operated and maintained according to the
instructions provided.
CARB also requires that your motorcycle
comply with applicable evaporative
emission requirements during its useful life,
when operated and maintained according
to the instructions provided.
USA Compliance with the terms of the
Distributor’s Warranties for Honda
Motorcycle Emission Control Systems is
necessary in order to maintain a valid
emissions system warranty.
The Vehicle Emission Control Information
label is attached inside the left saddlebag.
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Emission Control Systems
Noise Emission Requirements
The EPA 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 purchase when operated and
maintained according to the instructions
provided.
Exhaust Emission Control System
The exhaust emission control system
includes the following components that
should not need adjustment, although
periodic inspection by your dealer is
recommended.
❙ PGM-FI System
Information
The PGM-FI (programmed fuel injection)
system uses sequential multiport fuel
injection, and is comprised of air intake,
engine control, fuel control, and exhaust
control subsystems.
The engine control module (ECM) uses
sensors to determine how much air enters
the engine, and then controls how much
fuel to inject.
❙ Ignition Timing Control System
The ignition timing control system adjusts
the ignition timing to reduce the amount of
HC, CO, and NOx produced.
❙ Secondary Air Injection System
The secondary air injection system adds
filtered air into the exhaust gas to help
improve emission control performance.
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❙ Catalytic Converters
The exhaust system contains one or more
catalytic converters. Catalytic converters
use a catalyst to convert most of the
harmful exhaust gas compounds into
harmless compounds.
Emission Control Systems
Evaporative Emission Control System
50 STATE (meets California)
An evaporative emissions control system
uses a canister filled with charcoal to
adsorb fuel vapor from the fuel tank while
the engine is off. The vapor is drawn into
the engine and burned while riding.
Crankcase Emissions Control System
Fuel Permeation Emission Control
The fuel tank, fuel hoses, and fuel vapor
charge hoses use fuel permeation control
technologies to prevent fuel vapor
emissions.
Tampering with these components to
reduce or defeat the effectiveness of the
fuel permeation technologies is prohibited.
❙ TAMPERING WITH THE NOISE CONTROL
SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED:
U. S. federal law prohibits, and 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.
❙ AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TO
●
Removing or disabling any emissions
compliance component, or replacing any
compliance component with a noncompliant component.
Problems Affecting Motorcycle
Exhaust Emissions
Have your motorcycle inspected and
repaired by your dealer if you experience
any of the following symptoms:
● Hard starting or stalling after starting
● Rough idling
● Misfiring or backfiring during
acceleration
● Poor engine performance and poor fuel
economy
Information
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 housing
and throttle body.
Noise Emission Control System
CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE THE
FOLLOWING ACTS:
● Removal of, or puncturing the muffler,
baffles, header pipes or any other
component which conducts exhaust
gases.
● Removal of, or puncturing of any part of
the intake system.
● Lack of proper maintenance.
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Catalytic Converter
Catalytic Converter
This motorcycle is equipped with two
three-way catalytic converters. Each
catalytic converter contains precious metals
that serve as catalysts in high temperature
chemical reactions that convert
hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO),
and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in the exhaust
gasses into safe compounds.
Information
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A defective catalytic converter contributes
to air pollution and can impair your
engine’s performance. A replacement unit
must be an original Honda part or
equivalent.
Follow these guidelines to protect your
motorcycle’s catalytic converters.
● Always use unleaded gasoline. Leaded
gasoline will damage the catalytic
converters.
● 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.
Oxygenated Fuels
Oxygenated Fuels
Some conventional fuels blended with
alcohol or an ether compound are available
in some locales to help reduce emissions to
meet clean air standards.
These gasolines are collectively referred to
as oxygenated fuels. If you plan to use
oxygenated fuel, check that it is unleaded
and meets the minimum octane rating and
blend requirement.
The following fuel blends are EPAapproved and have been approved for use
in your motorcycle:
● Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) up to 10% by
volume.
u Gasoline containing ethanol may be
marketed under the name Gasohol.
● Methanol (methyl alcohol) up to 5% by
volume that contain cosolvents and
corrosion inhibitors to protect the fuel
system. Never use a blend containing
more than 5%.
If you accidentally fill your fuel tank with an
oxygenated fuel containing higher
percentages, you may experience
performance problems. To resolve the
problem, have your dealer drain the fuel
tank and replace with the correct fuel. Fuel
system or performance problems resulting
from the use of an oxygenated fuel
containing higher percentages are not
covered by your warranty.
If you notice any undesirable operating
symptoms or performance problems, try a
different brand of gasoline.
Information
NOTICE
Improper use of oxygenated fuels can damage metal,
rubber, and plastic parts of your fuel system.
Oxygenated fuel can also damage paint. Damage
caused by spilled fuel is not covered by warranty.
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Authorized Manuals
Authorized Manuals
USA The Service Manual used by your
authorized dealer is available from your
Honda dealer or Helm, Inc.
Canada See your dealer to order
authorized manuals.
Also available, but not necessary to service
your model, is the Honda Common Service
Manual, which explains basic service
information for various systems on Honda
motorcycles, scooters, and ATV.
Information
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The Winter Storage Guide in
conjunction with the Owner's Manual and
Service Manual can help you prepare your
Honda motorcycle, scooter, ATV, and SxS
for winter storage.
These Honda manuals are written for the
professional technician. However, if you
possess the proper tools, observe the safety
standards, and are mechanically capable,
you should find them easy to use.
Special Honda tools are necessary for some
procedures.
USA
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Warranty Coverage and Service
Warranty Coverage and
Service
Coverage
Your new Honda is covered by the
following warranties:
● Motorcycle Limited Warranty
● Emission Control System Warranty
● USA Noise Control Warranty
Canada Please refer to the Warranty
Booklet posted on our website at
www.honda.ca.
It is important to realize that your warranty
applies only to defects in material or
workmanship of your Honda.
Your warranty coverage does not apply to
the normal wear and deterioration
associated with use of the motorcycle.
USA You can extend almost all of your
warranty coverage through the Honda
Protection Plan. For more information, see
your Honda dealer.
Service
Please remember that maintenance
recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule is not included in your warranty
coverage.
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. You will be
asked to authorize that inspection, and
your dealer will return the results of the
inspection. If a problem exists and is
covered under warranty, your dealer will
perform the warranty repairs.
If you have any questions about your
warranty coverage or the nature of the
repair, talk to the Service Manager of your
Honda dealer.
Information
The responsibilities, restrictions, and
exclusions that apply to these warranties
are explained in the Warranties Booklet
given to you by your Honda dealer at the
time of purchase. Always keep your Honda
owner’s card with your Warranties Booklet.
Your warranty coverage is not voided if you
perform your own maintenance.
However, failures that occur due directly to
improper maintenance are not covered by
these warranties.
If a misunderstanding occurs and 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 you are still
not satisfied, contact the owner of the
dealership or their designated representative.
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Honda Contacts
Honda Contacts
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
If you wish to contact Honda directly to
comment on your experiences with your
motorcycle or with your dealer, please send
your comments to the following address:
Motorcycle Division,
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.,
P.O. Box 2200, Torrance,
CA 90509-2200
Mailstop: 100-4C-7B,
Telephone: (866) 784-1870.
Information
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Canada
Honda Canada Inc.
Customer Relations Department,
180 Honda Boulevard
Markham, Ontario
L6C 0H9
Telephone: (888) 946-6329
Fax: (877) 939-0909
E-mail: [email protected]
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
We will likely ask your Honda dealer to
respond, or possibly acknowledge your
comments directly.
USA The sales department offers the
Honda Protection Plan to extend almost all
of your warranty coverage.
Your Honda dealer can also supply
information about, riding events, and
information about safety training available
in your local area, and the Honda Rider’s
Club of America (USA only).
Honda Rider’s Club of America (HRCA)
Your Honda Dealer
The service department of your Honda
dealer offers trained personnel to perform
regular maintenance and most repairs. It
has the latest available service information
from Honda and also handles 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) that provide the same quality that
went into your motorcycle.
The Honda Rider's Club of America (HRCA)
sponsors local riding chapters at
Authorized Honda Dealerships across the
country.
Customer Support
Customer Support
Honda Customer Support
You may contact Honda Customer Service,
Motorcycle Division, American Honda
Motor Co., Inc., P.O. Box 2200, mailstop:
100-4C-7B, Torrance, CA 90509-2200.
Telephone: (866) 784-1870.
Audio/Navigation System Software
and Map Software Upgrades
Information
Honda is continually expanding the scope
of the Map software and the Audio/
Navigation System software. The softwares
are updated to correspond with new
version releases.
For the software updates, contact your
dealer.
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Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety
Defects
USA
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.
Information
232
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.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at:
1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov;
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA,
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle
safety from:
http://www.safercar.gov.
Specifications
Specifications
GL1800BD/D/DA
Passenger capacity Rider and 1 passenger
■ Main Components
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
GL1800BD
97.4 in (2,475 mm)
GL1800D/DA
101.4 in (2,575 mm)
35.6 in (905 mm)
GL1800BD
52.8 in (1,340 mm)
GL1800D/DA
56.3 in (1,430 mm)
Wheelbase
66.7 in (1,695 mm)
Minimum ground
clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Caster angle
30.5º
Trail
4.3 in (109 mm)
GL1800BD
GL1800D
USA model
Curb weight
111.8 cu-in (1,833 cm3)
2.87 x 2.87 in (73.0 x 73.0 mm)
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel
Unleaded gasoline
Recommended: 86 PON or higher
Tank capacity
5.5 US gal (21 liters)
Battery
GYZ20L
12 V-20 Ah (10 HR)
Gear ratio
836 lb (379 kg)
GL1800DA
USA model
842 lb (382 kg)
GL1800DA
Canada model
844 lb (383 kg)
GL1800BD
421 lb (191 kg)
GL1800D
423 lb (192 kg)
GL1800DA
417 lb (189 kg)
Travel trunk
20.0 lb (9.0 kg)
(Except GL1800BD)
Maximum luggage Each saddlebag
weight
Fairing pocket
Displacement
833 lb (378 kg)
20.0 lb (9.0 kg)
4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
Shelter case
6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
(Except GL1800DA)
Reduction ratio
(primary /
secondary / final)
1st
2.166
2nd
1.695
3rd
1.304
4th
1.038
5th
0.820
6th
0.666
7th
0.521
Reverse
4.373
1.795 / 0.972 / 2.615
130/70R18M/C 63H
200/55R16M/C 77H
Tire type
Radial, tubeless
BRIDGESTONE G853 RADIAL G
Front
DUNLOP D423F
Recommended
Tire
BRIDGESTONE G852 RADIAL G
Rear
DUNLOP D423
Front
36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
Tire air pressure
Rear
41 psi (280 kPa, 2.80 kgf/cm2)
0.06 in (1.5 mm)
Minimum tread Front
depth
Rear
0.08 in (2.0 mm)
Spark plug
(standard) CR6HSB-9 (NGK)
0.031 to 0.035 in (0.80 to
Spark plug gap
0.90 mm)
(nonIdle speed
730 ± 100 rpm
adjustable)
API Service Classification SG or higher
except oils labeled as energy conserving or
resource conserving on the circular API
Recommended
service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903
engine oil
standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil
(USA & Canada) or Honda 4-stroke oil, or an
equivalent motorcycle oil
After draining
4.6 US qt (4.4 liters)
After draining &
4.9 US qt (4.6 liters)
engine oil filter
Engine oil
change
capacity
After draining,
engine & clutch oil 4.9 US qt (4.6 liters)
filter change
After disassembly 5.9 US qt (5.6 liters)
Tire size
Bore x stroke
800 lb (363 kg)
■ Service Data
Front
Rear
Specifications
Maximum weight
capacity*1
GL1800D
Canada model
Minimum turning
11.2 ft (3.4 m)
radius
*1 Including rider, all luggage, and accessories
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Specifications
Recommended
final drive oil
Final drive oil
capacity
Recommended
brake fluid
Cooling system
capacity
Recommended
coolant
Hypoid gear oil SAE 80
After draining
After disassembly
4.7 US oz (140 cm3)
5.4 US oz (160 cm3)
Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid
3.06 US qt (2.90 liters)
Pro Honda HP Coolant
■ Bulbs
Headlight
Brake light
Taillight
Front turn signal light
Rear turn signal light
License plate light
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
■ Fuses
Specifications
234
Ignition main fuse
ACC main fuse
Main fuse B
External amplifier fuse
Other fuse
30 A
20 A
120 A
40 A
30 A, 15 A, 10 A, 5 A
■ Torque Specifications
Oil filter
Engine oil drain bolt A
Engine oil drain bolt B
Engine oil drain bolt C
Final drive oil fill hole
cap
Final drive oil drain bolt
Front wheel axle bolt
Front wheel axle pinch
bolt
Front wheel brake
caliper mounting bolt
Rear wheel nut
19 lbf·ft (26 N·m, 2.7 kgf·m)
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
5.9 lbf·ft (8 N·m, 0.8 kgf·m)
9 lbf·ft (12 N·m, 1.2 kgf·m)
44 lbf·ft (59 N·m, 6.0 kgf·m)
16 lbf·ft (22 N·m, 2.2 kgf·m)
31 lbf·ft (42.5 N·m, 4.3 kgf·m)
80 lbf·ft (108 N·m, 11.0 kgf·m)
Specifications
GL1800/B
■ Main Components
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
GL1800
101.4 in (2,575 mm)
GL1800B
97.4 in (2,475 mm)
36.4 in (925 mm)
GL1800
56.3 in (1,430 mm)
GL1800B
52.8 in (1,340 mm)
Wheelbase
66.7 in (1,695 mm)
Minimum ground
clearance
5.1 in (130 mm)
Caster angle
30.5º
Trail
4.3 in (109 mm)
Curb weight
833 lb (378 kg)
GL1800
Canada model
836 lb (379 kg)
GL1800B
USA model
787 lb (357 kg)
GL1800B
Canada model
805 lb (365 kg)
GL1800
423 lb (192 kg)
GL1800B
421 lb (191kg)
Travel trunk
(Except GL1800B)
20.0 lb (9.0 kg)
Shelter case
2.87 x 2.87 in (73.0 x 73.0 mm)
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel
Unleaded gasoline
Recommended: 86 PON or higher
Tank capacity
5.5 US gal (21 liters)
Battery
GYZ20L
12 V-20 Ah (10 HR)
Gear ratio
GL1800
USA model
Maximum luggage Each saddlebag
weight
Fairing pocket
111.8 cu-in (1,833 cm3)
20.0 lb (9.0 kg)
4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Reduction ratio
(primary /
secondary / final)
1st
2.200
2nd
1.416
3rd
1.035
4th
0.820
5th
0.666
6th
0.521
1.795 / 0.972 / 2.615
■ Service Data
130/70R18M/C 63H
200/55R16M/C 77H
Tire type
Radial, tubeless
BRIDGESTONE G853 RADIAL G
Front
DUNLOP D423F
Recommended
Tire
BRIDGESTONE G852 RADIAL G
Rear
DUNLOP D423
Front
36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
Tire air pressure
Rear
41 psi (280 kPa, 2.80 kgf/cm2)
0.06 in (1.5 mm)
Minimum tread Front
depth
Rear
0.08 in (2.0 mm)
Spark plug
(standard) CR6HSB-9 (NGK)
0.031 to 0.035 in (0.80 to
Spark plug gap
0.90 mm)
(nonIdle speed
730 ± 100 rpm
adjustable)
API Service Classification SG or higher
except oils labeled as energy conserving or
resource conserving on the circular API
Recommended
service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903
engine oil
standard MA, Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil
(USA & Canada) or Honda 4-stroke oil, or an
equivalent motorcycle oil
After draining
3.7 US qt (3.5 liters)
After draining &
Engine oil
3.9 US qt (3.7 liters)
engine oil filter
capacity
change
After disassembly 4.6 US qt (4.4 liters)
Tire size
Front
Rear
Specifications
Maximum weight
capacity*1
Displacement
Bore x stroke
Passenger capacity Rider and 1 passenger
Minimum turning
11.2 ft (3.4 m)
radius
*1 Including rider, all luggage, and accessories
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Specifications
Recommended
final drive oil
Final drive oil
capacity
Recommended
brake (clutch)
fluid
Cooling system
capacity
Recommended
coolant
Hypoid gear oil SAE 80
After draining
After disassembly
4.7 US oz (140 cm3)
5.4 US oz (160 cm3)
Honda DOT 4 Brake Fluid
3.06 US qt (2.90 liters)
Pro Honda HP Coolant
■ Bulbs
Headlight
Brake light
Taillight
Front turn signal light
Rear turn signal light
License plate light
Specifications
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LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
■ Fuses
Ignition main fuse
ACC main fuse
Main fuse B
Speed limiter fuse
(Except GL1800B USA
model)
External amplifier fuse
Other fuse
30 A
20 A
120 A
60 A
40 A
30 A, 15 A, 10 A, 5 A
■ Torque Specifications
Oil filter
Engine oil drain bolt
Final drive oil fill hole
cap
Final drive oil drain bolt
Front wheel axle bolt
Front wheel axle pinch
bolt
Front wheel brake
caliper mounting bolt
Rear wheel nut
19 lbf·ft (26 N·m, 2.7 kgf·m)
22 lbf·ft (30 N·m, 3.1 kgf·m)
5.9 lbf·ft (8 N·m, 0.8 kgf·m)
9 lbf·ft (12 N·m, 1.2 kgf·m)
44 lbf·ft (59 N·m, 6.0 kgf·m)
16 lbf·ft (22 N·m, 2.2 kgf·m)
31 lbf·ft (42.5 N·m, 4.3 kgf·m)
80 lbf·ft (108 N·m, 11 kgf·m)
Information Record
VIN
Engine No.
Color Label & Code
Owner’s Name
Address
City/State
Phone
Dealer’s Name
Address
City/State
Phone
Service Manager
Specifications
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Index
Index
238
A
A/M Switch .................................... 52, 113
Accessories ............................................ 17
Adjustable Windscreen ...................... 134
Air Cleaner .......................................... 149
Air Temperature Gauge ....................... 35
AIRBAG Indicator ......................... 45, 178
Airbag System ................................. 11, 64
AM Radio .............................................. 90
Answer Back System ............................. 59
Apple CarPlay ......................... 79, 99, 214
AT MODE ............................................ 113
AUDIO Button ...................................... 48
Audio System ................................ 67, 211
Audio Setting ..................................... 73
Basic Operations ................................ 69
Bluetooth® Setting ............................ 81
Component Locations ........................ 68
General Setting .................................. 76
Phone Setting ..................................... 88
Sound Setting ..................................... 73
To Pause a Track ................................ 97
To Play a Track ................................... 96
Trouble ............................................. 195
Authorized Manuals .......................... 228
Auto Cancel Turn Signal ...................... 28
Available Driving Distance ................... 37
Average Fuel Mileage .......................... 26
B
Back Button ..........................................48
Back Switch .....................................50, 51
Battery .........................................143, 150
Bluetooth®
Handsfree Calling .............................102
Headset Pairing ..................................86
Phone Pairing .....................................82
Supported Profiles .............................81
Supported Version .............................81
Brake Lever .........................................167
Brake Light Switch ..............................162
Brakes
Fluid ..................................................160
Lever Adjustment .............................167
Pads Wear .........................................161
Parking ..............................................162
Braking ..................................................13
Brightness .....................................32, 210
Bulb
Brake Light/Taillight ........................204
Front Turn Signal Light ....................203
Headlight ..........................................203
License Plate Light ...........................204
Rear Turn Signal Light .....................204
C
Caring for Your Motorcycle .............. 216
Catalytic Converter ............................ 226
Clock ............................................... 23, 77
Clutch
Fluid ................................................. 164
Lever Adjustment ............................ 167
Oil Filter ........................................... 157
Clutch Lever ....................................... 167
Clutch System ..................................... 164
Clutch Temperature Indicator ..... 45, 177
Color Label ......................................... 142
Combined ABS ..................................... 13
Combined ABS Indicator ..................... 47
Comfort & Convenience
Adjustment ....................................... 131
Coolant ............................................... 158
Coolant Temperature
Gauge ................................. 41, 174, 180
Crankcase Breather ............................ 166
Crash 4
Cruise Control .............................. 35, 121
Cruise Control Lever ............................ 52
Cruise Control Main Switch ................. 52
CRUISE MAIN Indicator ................ 44, 121
CRUISE SET Indicator ................... 44, 121
Current Fuel Mileage ........................... 26
Customer Support .............................. 231
D
D (AT MODE) Indicator ........................39
D Switch ........................................52, 113
Digital Clock Adjustment .....................77
G
Gasohol .............................................. 227
Gasoline .............................................. 125
Gear Position Indicator ........................ 39
Gear Shift Operation ......................... 114
H
Handle Grip Heater ........................... 131
Handle Grip Heater Button ................. 48
Handle Grip Heater Indicator ..... 42, 179
Hazard Switch ...................................... 52
Headlight Aim .................................... 167
Headlight Dimmer Switch ............. 50, 51
Helmet Holder .................................... 129
High Beam Indicator ............................ 45
High Coolant Temperature
Indicator ..................................... 47, 174
Hill Start Assist ................................... 124
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Indicator ............................. 46, 124, 178
Home Button ........................................ 48
Home Switch .................................. 50, 51
Honda Contacts .................................. 230
Honda Selectable Torque Control
(Torque Control) .............................. 120
Honda SMART Key ............................. 208
Answer Back Button .......................... 54
Battery .............................................. 170
LED ..................................................... 54
ON/OFF button .................................. 54
UNLOCK Button ................................. 54
Honda SMART Key Battery ................ 170
Honda SMART Key Does Not Operate
Properly ............................................ 184
Honda SMART Key Indicator ....... 45, 176
Honda SMART Key System .......... 56, 212
Horn Button ................................... 50, 51
HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque
Control) ............................................... 31
Index
E
Elapsed Time .........................................26
Electrical Adjustable
Suspension ..................................29, 168
Electrical Trouble ................................203
Emergency Key ...................................208
Emission Control Systems ...................223
Engine
Number .............................................221
Oil ..............................................145, 154
Oil Filter ............................................155
Overheats .........................................174
Starting .....................................110, 111
Stop Switch .................52, 110, 111, 210
Will Not Start ....................................173
Environment .......................................220
Equipment
Fairing Pocket ...................................127
Helmet Holder ..................................129
Helmet Holder Hanger ....................129
Saddlebags .......................................126
Shelter Case ......................................129
Tool Kit .............................................130
Travel Trunk .....................................126
F
Fairing Pocket .................................... 127
Final Drive Oil ............................ 146, 159
Flooded Engine .................................. 111
FM Radio .............................................. 90
4-way Key/ENT Switch ................... 50, 51
Front Brake Lever Adjustment .......... 167
Front Suspension ............................... 168
Fuel
Average Fuel Mileage ....................... 26
Current Fuel Mileage ........................ 26
Gauge ......................................... 38, 179
Low Fuel Indicator ............................. 44
Recommended ................................. 125
Remaining .......................................... 38
Tank Capacity .................................. 125
Fuses ........................................... 145, 205
239
Index
I
Idling Stop Button ................................ 52
Idling Stop Indicator ............................ 46
Idling Stop OFF Indicator ..................... 40
Idling Stop System .......................... 28, 61
Ignition Cut-off System
Banking Sensor ................................ 210
Side Stand ......................................... 163
Ignition Switch ..................... 49, 110, 210
Indicators .............................................. 44
INFO Button .......................................... 48
Information Record ............................ 237
Instruments ........................................... 22
INFO 1 display .................................... 34
INFO 2 display .................................... 39
INFO 3 display .................................... 41
Multi-information Display ................. 23
Instruments, Controls, &
Other Features .................................. 210
Interface Dial ........................................ 48
iPhone ................................................... 92
iPod ....................................................... 92
L
Labels ...................................................... 6
Load Limits ............................................ 17
Loading Guidelines .............................. 17
Low Fuel Indicator ................................ 44
Low Oil Pressure Indicator ........... 45, 175
Low Tire Pressure Indicator ......... 44, 177
240
M
Maintenance
Fundamentals ...................................140
Importance .......................................137
Safety ................................................137
Schedule ...........................................138
Map Color .............................................32
Maximum Weight Limit .......................17
MODE Button .......................................52
Modifications ........................................17
Moving in Reverse ..............................117
MT MODE ............................................113
Multi-information Display ...................23
Basic Operations .................................24
Helpful Information ...........................27
Information bar ..................................25
Navigation ..........................................23
System Information ............................27
Vehicle Information ...........................26
N
N Switch ........................................52, 113
Neutral Indicator ..................................46
O
Odometer ............................................. 36
Oil
Engine ...................................... 145, 154
Final Drive ................................ 146, 159
Overheating ....................................... 174
Owner’s Manual ........................ 130, 210
Oxygenated Fuels .............................. 227
P
Parking ................................................. 15
Parking Brake ....................................... 60
Parking Brake Indicator ....................... 47
Parking Brake Lever ............................. 60
Parts Location ...................................... 18
Passenger Seat Heater
Indicator ..................................... 43, 133
Passenger Seat Heater Switch ..... 54, 133
PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection)
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(MIL) ............................................ 45, 175
Phone
To End a Call .................................... 107
To Make a Call ................................. 102
To Receive a Call .............................. 107
Protective Apparel ............................... 10
Q
Quick Engine Starting ....................... 111
S
Safety Guidelines ................................... 3
Safety Labels .......................................... 6
Safety Precautions ............................... 10
Seat Heater ........................................ 132
Seat Heater Indicator ............ 42, 43, 180
SEL Button ............................................ 48
SET Button ............................................ 48
Shift Down Switch (-) ........................... 50
Shift Up Switch (+) ............................... 50
Shifting Gears .................................... 112
Side Stand .......................................... 163
Side Stand Ignition Cut-off System ... 163
Side Stand Indicator ............................ 42
Siri ....................................................... 101
Source/Private Mode Switch ......... 50, 51
Spark Plug .......................................... 153
Specifications ..................................... 233
Speedometer ........................................ 22
Start button ......................................... 52
Starting the Engine ........................... 110
Steering Lock ....................................... 55
Steering Lock Indicator ....................... 45
Stopping Engine ........................ 111, 210
Storage
Equipment ....................................... 126
Fairing Pocket .................................. 127
Helmet Holder ................................. 129
Owner’s Manual .............................. 130
Saddlebags ....................................... 126
Shelter Case ..................................... 129
Tool Kit ............................................. 130
Travel Trunk ..................................... 126
Storing Your Motorcycle ................... 219
Suspension Preload
Adjustment ......................... 29, 168, 169
Suspension Preload Indicator .............. 43
Switches ................................................ 48
T
Tachometer .......................................... 22
Throttle ....................................... 165, 210
Tire pressure gauge ............................. 38
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) ................................. 16, 212, 222
Tires
Air Pressure ................................ 38, 147
Puncture ........................................... 189
Replacing ................................. 148, 189
Tool Kit ............................................... 130
Torque Control ............................. 16, 120
Torque Control Indicator ............. 46, 176
Torque Control OFF Indicator ............. 46
TPMS Indicator ............................. 44, 178
Transporting Your Motorcycle .......... 219
Travel Trunk & Saddlebags Open
Indicator ............................................. 41
Tripmeter ...................................... 36, 210
Turn Signal Indicators .................... 44, 46
Turn Signal Switch ......................... 50, 51
Index
R
Radio
FM/AM ................................................90
Rear Suspension ..........................168, 169
Recommended
Brake Fluid ........................................146
Clutch Fluid .......................................146
Coolant .............................................146
Engine Oil .........................................145
Final Drive Oil ...................................146
Fuel ...................................................125
Refueling .............................................125
Remote Transmitter ...........................128
Removal
Battery ..............................................150
Cylinder Head Side Cover ................151
Fog Light Cover ................................151
Left Engine Side Cover .....................152
Side Cover .........................................152
Repair Kit ............................................189
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.) .........232
Reverse Button .....................................51
Reverse Mode Switch ...........................51
Rider Seat Heater Button .............48, 132
Rider Seat Heater Indicator .........42, 132
Riding Mode .......................................118
Riding Mode Indicator .................39, 118
Riding Precautions ................................13
241
U
USB
Audio Files .......................................... 93
Compatible Devices ........................... 92
USB Connection .................................... 94
USB Device ............................................ 92
USB Flash Drive ..................................... 92
V
Vehicle Identification Number .......... 221
Voice Control Switch ...................... 50, 51
VOL Lever ........................................ 50, 51
Index
242
W
Walking Speed Mode ......................... 115
Walking Speed Mode Indicator ........... 40
Walking Speed Mode Switch ............... 50
Warning Indicators On or Flashing ... 175
Warranty Coverage and Service ........ 229
Washing Your Motorcycle ................. 216
Weight Limit ................................. 17, 233
Wheels
Front Removal .................................. 190
Rear Removal ................................... 193
Windscreen ................................. 134, 217
Windscreen Adjusting
Lever ...................................... 50, 51, 134
Windscreen Ventilation Louver ......... 135
California Proposition 65 Warning
Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle
or off-road vehicle can expose you to chemicals including
engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead,
which are known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To
minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle
the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a
well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands
frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more
information go to
www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.
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