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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Honda Owner's Manual?

New user here. Stoked to have just picked up the 500 yesterday and ridden it some 35 miles home.

First, I realized later the dealer never gave me an owner's manual. Anyone know where I might be able to download it online?

Second, the salesman seemed confident that the engine has been broken in enough to where I don't need to take it easy the first 600 or so miles. Not sure I buy that, though. Any thoughts? So hard not to open the thing up with that low-end pull!
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New user here. Stoked to have just picked up the 500 yesterday and ridden it some 35 miles home.

First, I realized later the dealer never gave me an owner's manual. Anyone know where I might be able to download it online?

Second, the salesman seemed confident that the engine has been broken in enough to where I don't need to take it easy the first 600 or so miles. Not sure I buy that, though. Any thoughts? So hard not to open the thing up with that low-end pull!
I suggest you go back to the dealership and ask for the manual book. My salesman told me to go easy on it for the first 500 miles, don't cruise keep the rpms moving, and Welcome to the rebel family!
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Yup, the dealership should give you a copy of the owners manual. I would go back and pick up a copy.
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Awkward,

Before you drive back to the dealer look under your seat, the manual may be stashed there.

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Awkward,

Before you drive back to the dealer look under your seat, the manual may be stashed there.

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^^That.

If you pull off the right side panel, there's an allen wrench stored there that fits the 2 screws at the rear of the seat (you'll need a flat head screwdriver or a coin to release the wrench). Or, save yourself some time and trouble and just use your own allen wrench if you have one, though I don't recall what size it takes... 5 or 6 mm I think?
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New user here. Stoked to have just picked up the 500 yesterday and ridden it some 35 miles home.



First, I realized later the dealer never gave me an owner's manual. Anyone know where I might be able to download it online?



Second, the salesman seemed confident that the engine has been broken in enough to where I don't need to take it easy the first 600 or so miles. Not sure I buy that, though. Any thoughts? So hard not to open the thing up with that low-end pull!


Hopefully the dealer will give you one or it's stashed under the seat. Make them give you one! Welcome and ride safe!


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^^That.

If you pull off the right side panel, there's an allen wrench stored there that fits the 2 screws at the rear of the seat (you'll need a flat head screwdriver or a coin to release the wrench). Or, save yourself some time and trouble and just use your own allen wrench if you have one, though I don't recall what size it takes... 5 or 6 mm I think?
Awesome, thanks for the info guys, I'll check out under the seat tomorrow.
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So did it end up being under the seat?
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So did it end up being under the seat?
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