The motorcycle presents you a challenge to master the machine, a challenge to adventure. You ride through the wind, linked to the road by a vehicle that responds to your commands as no other does. Unlike an automobile, there is no metal cage around you. Like an airplane, a pre-ride inspection and regular maintenance are essential to your safety. Your reward is freedom. To meet the challenges safely, and to enjoy the adventure fully, you should become thoroughly familiar with this owner’s manual BEFORE YOU RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE.
When service is required, remember that your Honda dealer knows your motorcycle best. If you have the required mechanical “know-how” and tools, your dealer can supply you with an official Honda Service Manual to help you perform many maintenance and repair tasks.
The combined weight of the rider, passenger, cargo and additional accessories must not exceed the maximum weight capacity: 185 kg (408 lbs)
Cargo weight alone should not exceed: 27 kg (60 lbs)
1. Keep cargo and accessory weight low and close to the center of the motorcycle. Load weight equally on both sides to minimize imbalance. As weight is located further from the motorcycle’s center of gravity, handling is proportionally affected.
2. Adjust tyre pressure (page 31 ), and rear suspension (pages 18 — 20) to suit load weight and riding conditions.
3. Vehicle handling and stability can be adversely affected by loose cargo. Recheck cargo security and accessory mounts frequently.
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