This Clymer repair manual covers 1980-1983 Honda CB900 and CB1000 four-cylinder motorcycle models, including:
Book Excerpt: 1980-1983 Honda CB900, CB1000, CB1100 Repair Manual
- Honda CB900 Custom, 1980-1982
- Honda CB900F, 1981-1982
- Honda CB1000C, 1983
- Honda CB1100F, 1983
If the rings were replaced, new pistons installed, the cylinders rebored or honed or major lower end work performed, the engine should be broken in just as though it were new.
The performance and service life of the engine depends greatly on a careful and sensible break-in.
For the first 100 miles (805 km), no more than one-third throttle should be used and speed should be varied as much as possible within the one-third throttle limit.
Prolonged steady running at one speed, no matter how moderate, is to be avoided as well as hard acceleration.
Following the 500 Mile (805 km) Service described in this chapter more throttle should not be used until the motorcycle has covered at least 1,000 miles (1,600 km) and then it should be limited to short bursts of speed until 1,500 miles (2,414 km) have been logged.
The mono-grade oils recommended for break-in and normal use provide a better bedding pattern for rings and cylinders than do multi-grade oils. As a result, piston ring and cylinder bore life are greatly increased.
During this period, oil consumption will be higher than normal. It is therefore important to frequently check and correct oil level.
At no time during the break-in or later should the oil level be allowed to drop below the bottom line on the dipstick; if the oil level is low, the oil will become overheated resulting in insufficient lubrication and increased wear.
There are 5 fuses. The main fuse (fusible link) is located next to the starter solenoid and the remaining 4 are located in the fuse panel next to the handlebar base.
If the main fusible link blows, disconnect the electrical connector (Figure 96) and open the fuse door. Remove the Phillips screws securing the fusible link and replace it (Figure 97). There is a spare link inside the panel.
The remaining fuses are accessible by removing the cover on panel at the base of the handlebar. Refer to Figure 98 for Custom models or Figure 99 for Sport models. There is also one spare fuse attached to the fuse panel; always carry spares.
Subject: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Honda CB900, CB1000, CB1100 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0892873523 | ISBN-13: 9780892873524 | Clymer M325