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Thank you for purchasing         a Honda Outboard     Motor.

This manual covers operation       and maintenance     of the Honda Outboard
Motor. All information     in this publication  is based on the latest product
information available at the time of approval for printing.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without
notice and without incurring any obligation.

No part of this publication       may be reproduced      without   written      permission.

This manual should be considered a permanent part of the Outboard                          Motor
and should remain with the Outboard Motor when it is sold.

Pay special attention      to statements   preceded by the following          words:

B               Indicates a strong possibility   of severe personal          injury    or loss of
life if instructions are not followed.

CAUTION:        Indicates a possibility    of personal    injury or equipment          damage if
instructions   are not followed.

NOTE:      Gives helpful    information.

If a problem should arise, or if you have any questions              about the Outboard
Motor, consult an authorized Honda dealer.

w            Honda Outboard Motors are designed to give safe and dependable
service if, operated according     to instructions. Read and understand  the
Owner's Manual before operating the Outboard Motor. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or equipment damage


 1.   SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS                .............................             i.. ...........................    3
 2.   WARNING LABELS ...................................................................                              4
 3.   COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION                        ..................................................              6
 4.   INSTALLATION     .......................................................................                        8
 5.   PRE-OPERATION CHECK ...........................................................                                10
 6.   STARTING THE ENGINE ............................................................                               13
 7.   OPERATION ............................................................................                         18
 8.   STOPPING THE ENGINE ............................................................                               24
      l High altitude operation..           ......................................................                   24
 9.   MAINTENANCE      .......................................................................                       25,
10.   TRANSPORTING/STORAGE                     .......................................................               36
11.   TROUBLESHOOTING            .....................          i ...........................................        38
12.   SPECIFICATIONS      .....................................................................                      39
13.   WIRING DIAGRAM ...................................................................                             40
14.   OPTIONAL PARTS ....................................................................                            41
15.   WARRANTY SERVICE ...............................................................                               42

                                        1. SAFETY         INSTRUCTIONS

To ensure   safe operation-

0 Understand     the operation     of all controls,   and know how to stop the
  engine quickly -READ          THIS OWNER'S MANUAL CAREFULLY.
0 Do not exceed the boat manufacturer's            power recommendation,    and be
  sure the outboard motor is properly mounted.
0 Never permit anyone to operate the outboard                motor without  proper
0 Stop the engine immediately         if any passenger falls overboard.
0 Do not run the motor while the boat is near any person in the water.
0 Exhaust gas contains poisonous           carbon monoxide.     Never run the out-
  board motor in a closed garage or confined area.
0 Gasoline is extremely       flammable     and is explosive  under certain condi-
  tions. Refuel in a well ventilated       area with the engine stopped.
0 Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks where the engine is refueled or
  where gasoline is stored.
0 Do not overfill the fuel tank, and make sure the fuel tank cap is securely
  closed after refueling.
0 Be careful not to spill fuel when refueling. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may
  ignite. If any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before starting the
2. WARNING                LABELS

                                   [ WARNING
                                        START ENGINE WlTH TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL.
                                        MD0 NOT OPEATEWITH ENGINE COVER REMOVED.
                                        n CHECK OIL LEVEL BEFORE STARTING.
                                        n PULL STARTER LIGHTLY UNTIL SOME
                                          RESISTANCE IS FELT.THEN PULL BRISKLY.
                                       SEE THE     OWNER'S          MANUAL'
                                       BEFORE      OPERATING.
                                         WTO MAINTAIN COOLING SYSTEM EFFICIENCY,
                                          FLUSH THE OUTBOARD MOTOR WITH FRESH
                                   L       WATER AFTER EACH USE IN SALT WATER.

When storing,
turn handle
up and place .motor
iC position q
or   0.               I


                DO NOT USE FUEL/OIL MIXTURE.
    HONDA       MOTOR       CO., LTD. TOKYO,         JAPAN

3. COMPONENT                    IDENTlFlCATlON

                                                              CHOKE KNOB

                                                                  THROlTLE       FRICTION

                                                           FUEL LINE CONNECTOR, (MALE)


          pRopELLER*yiWA~~~                                            INTAKE               '

                     FUEL F

       FUEL TANK                                                                . KIT



                                FUEL LINE CONNECTOR
                             ENGINE STOP BUTTON

                                                    SPARK PLUG

                                        OIL FILLER CAP
                                    \          I             I

      THROTTLE GRIP-4                       1            /

                                                                  ENGINE COVER

                                                                 FLUSH BOLT




     It is your responsibility to choose                     TRANSOMrHElGHT
     a boat suitable for the engine (5
    manufacturer's          power recommen-
    dation.       Damage      and injury may
1. Installation      Position
    Install at the stern at the center line
    of the boat.
2. Installation      Height
                                                                     STERN CENTER

    Make sure that the transom height
    is correct for the motor. Incorrect
    installation     height will reduce per-
    The motor should be installed              so
    that the anti-cavitation             plate is
    2-5      cm (0.8-2.0          in) below the
    bottom of the boat.
    CAUTION:         The water level must
    be at least 4 inches above the anti-
    cavitation       plate,     otherwise     the                                    2-5   cm
    water pump may not receive suffi-                                              -. (0.8-2.0
    cient cooling water, and the exten-                                        t
    sion case will overheat.
3. Motor Attachment
    Attach       the stern bracket to the
    transom        and tighten        the clamp
  , screws.
     0 While operating the boat, check
       the tightness           of the clamp
       screws occasionally.
     0 Tie a rope through the hole in the
       stern bracket          and secure the
       other end of the rope to the
       boat. This will prevent acciden-
       tal loss of the motor.
                                                                SAFETY\ ROPE

4. Motor     Angle   (In cruising)

  Adjust the motor so the axis of the
  propeller is parallel with the water


                                           GIVES MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE

           CAUSES BOAT TO "PLOW'

5. Motor     Angle   Adjustment

   If the propeller axis is not parallel
   with the water surface,    adjust bv
   changing the adjusting rod position.
   There are four adjusting stages.

   1. Push the adjusting    rod in (A),
      twist upwards in (B) and pull out
      to remove.                                 ADJUSTING   ROD
   2. Inserting  the rod in the proper
      hole, twist it down to lock.
                                                 ADJUSTING   ROD
  CAUTION: To prevent damage to TO ""~7
  the motor or boat, make sure the
  adjusting rod is locked.

                                                             LOCKED POSITION

5. PRE-OPERATION                      CHECK

1. Check   the engine    oil level.

  l Engine oil is a major factor affecting engine performance and service life.
    Non-detergent and low quality oils are not recommended.
  l Running the engine with insufficient   oil can cause serious engine damage.

  Use Honda           4-stroke    oil, or an
  equivalent      high detergent,     premium
  quality motor oil certified to meet or
  exceed      U.S. automobile         manufac-
  turer's      requirements      for Service
  Classification      SE or SF. (Motor oils
  classified     SE or SF will show this
  designation       on the container.)
                                                  -20         0         20       40        60         60        lO(PF
                                                 -30    -2b       -10        0        10        20         30    40C
  Select the appropriate viscosity for
  the average temperature     in your

  1. Position the outboard motor vertically; and remove the engine cover.
  2. Remove the dipstick and wipe with a clean rag.
  3. Reinsert the dipstick, and check the oil level with the dipstick resting on
     the filler opening (do not screw in). If the oil level is low, fill to the
     upper level mark.

  Oil capacity:   0.55    P (0.58     US qt)                                                         DIPSTICK


      UNLOCK                                            UPPER LEVEL (0.55 t'),

                                                        LOWER LEVEL 10.40 e)

2. Check the fuel level

  Check the fuel gauge and refill the tank if the fuel level is low.

  NOTE: Open the vent knob before removing the fuel filler cap. When the
  vent knob is firmly closed, the cap will be difficult to remove.

  Use any regular grade automotive   gasoline (unleaded gasoline is preferred)
  with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use an oil/gasoline
  mixture or dirty gasoline. Avoid getting dirt, dust or water in the fuel tank.

  CAUTION:     Gasoline substitutes  are not            recommended;     they   may      be
  harmful to the fuel system components.

  Fuel tank capacity:            13 e (3.4 US gal)

  l       Gasoline      is extremely  flammable    and is explosive      under certain
      l    Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks near the fuel tank and fuel line.
  l        Do not overfill the tank and make sure the filler cap is securely closed
           after refueling.
      l    Be careful not to spill fuel when refueling. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel
           may ignite. lf any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before starting
           the engine.

                    FUEL-GAUGE                         VENT KNOB

                                                           --      FUEL FILLER 6AP

3. Check   the following   items.

  0 Check the propeller, the shear pin, and the cotter pin to be sure they
    are secure and undamaged.
  0 Check the stern bracket to be sure the motor is securely installed.
  0 Check steering handle operation.
  0 Make sure you have the tool kit and spare parts with you (p. 26).

                                          6. STARTING            THE ENGINE

CAUTION:  Damage to the water pump, engine components        and exhaust
system may occur if the motor is operated while the propeller is out the
1. Connect the fuel line to the tank and outboard      motor,    as shown.   Be sure
   the connectors are securely latched.
  l Position the fuel tank so the tank fuel line connector is no more than 1
    meter (3.3 ft) below the motor fuel line connector.
  l Do not place the fuel tank more than 2 meters (6.6 ft) away from the
  l Be sure that the fuel line is not kinked.
                                                      FEMALE    FUEL LINE CONNECTOR


2. Open the fuel cap vent knob 2 to 3 turns.

3. Squeeze and release the primer bulb until     it feels firm, indicating   that fuel
   has reached the motor. Check for leaks.

  N           If any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before starting
  the engine. Spilled fuel may ignite.

      NOTE:   Do not use the primer bulb while the engine is running.
                                                                     PRIMER BULB


1. Put the shift lever in NEUTRAL.


2. In temperatures   below   20C    (68OF), use the choke   knob.

                                                                     KE KNOB

3. Pull the starter   rope slowly   until   a resistance     is felt, then pull briskly.

   NOTE:   Do not allow     the starter     grip to snap back.       Return   it slowly    by

                                    STARTER GRIP

4. The oil pressure indicator lamp should be on while the engine is running
   above idle speed. If the lamp goes off, stop the engine immediately,
   check the engine oil level and inspect the engine for oil leaks.
                             OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR        LAMP

5. After   starting,     be! sure water   is flowing   out of the water    check    hole.

CAUTION:   If water does not flow out, or if steam comes out,                      stop the
engine. Check to see if the water intake holes are obstructed.                       Do not
operate the engine until the problem has been corrected.

                                   X                           0

                                          WATER CilECK- HOLE

6. If the choke        was used,   push it in gradually    as the engine   warms      up.

Emergency      Starting

If the recoil starter is not working properly,     the engine    can be started   with
the spare starter rope in the tool kit.

1. Remove      the engine   cover.

2. Wind the spare rope'clockwise        around    the pulley   to start the engine.

   CAUTION:      Keep clear of moving    parts.

3. Reinstall   the engine   cover.

   CAUTION:    Do not operate without       the engine cover. Exposed         moving
   parts could cause injury and water       may damage the engine.

                                     STARTER ROPE

1. Gear Shifting

  The engine has 3 gears: FORWARD,           NEUTRAL,      and REVERSE.       An
  indicator at the base of the gear shift lever aligns with the letter F, N, or R
  on the engine case to show the gear that has been selected.

  Turn the throttle   grip to SHIFT   to decrease engine speed before moving the
  gear shift lever.

  CAUTION:     When operating      in reverse, proceed with    caution   to avoid
  hitting any underwater obstruction    with the propeller.

  NOTE: The throttle mechanism is designed to limit throttle opening            in
  REVERSE and NEUTRAL.      The throttle can be opened to FAST only             in
  FORWARD gear.



2. Steering

  To turn to the right, swing the steering              handle to the left. To turn to the
  left, swing the handle to the right.

   For smooth steering,    adjust the steering           friction    bolt so that a slight drag
   is felt when turning.

                              STEERING FRICTION BOLT

                                                         T& INLREASE
                                    \   \       \   \    FRlCTltlN

3. Cruising

  With the shift lever in the forward
  position   F, turn the throttle  grip
  toward    FAST to increase speed.
   For normal      cruising, open the
  throttle about 3/4.

   To hold the throttle     at a steady
   setting, turn the throttle   friction
   knob clockwise. To free.the throt-          SHIFT LEVER
   tle grip for manual speed control,
   turn the friction    knob counter-

   NOTE: For       best    performance,                      THROTTLE GRIP
   passengers and equipment       should
   be distributed  to balance the boat
   evenly from side to side and parallel
   to the water from front to back.

                                           FRICTION KNOB

                        TO DECREASE

                                           TO INCREASE

4. Tilting   the Motor

   Tilt the motor to prevent the propeller    and gear case from hitting   bottom
  -when the boat is beached or stopped         in shallow water.

    1. Stop the engine   and put the shift   leve into NEUTRAL.

   2. Pull the tilt lever toward you; set the lever in the TILT position,      and
      raise the engine to either the 30'. 45' or 70' tilt oosition.


   3.To return the engine    to the normal RUN position, mdv'e the tilt lever
      away from you until    it stops, tilt the engine slightly, then lower the
      engine slowly.

                                                                  TILT LEVER

   CAUTION:   Do not transport the motor in the tilted position;      it may drop
   suddenly causing damage to the boat or the motor.

 CAUTION: To avoid damaging the motor, use the utmost care when moor-
 ing a boad, especially when its motor is tilted up. Don't allow the motor to
 strike against the pier or other boats.

CAUTION:     To avoid damaging   the motor,   never use it as a handle   for lif-
ting or moving the boat.

5. Battey   Charging     and Lighting   (Optional   parts)

   The DC receptacle provides a 12V, 40W current for 12V battery charg-
   ing and lighting. The circuit is protected by a 5A fuse that is accessible
   by removing the engine cover.

  An electrical plug for the DC receptacle is supplied        with your motor. Wire
  your charging or lighting cord to this plug.

      w           Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks, flames, and
      cigarettes away. To prevent the possibility of creating a spark near the
      battery, connect the charging cords first to the battery, then to the
      outboard motor, and disconnect the charging cords first at the outboard

  l Connect the positive battery terminal to the positive charging cord. DD
    not reverse the charging cords, or serious damage to the outboard
    motor's charging circuit and/or battery may occur.
  l When not in use, cover the DC receptacle with the rubber cover to keep
    it dry and clean.

            \                                                FUSE HOLDER

                                                               FUSE` (5A)

8. STOPPING                THE ENGINE

1 .Turn     the throttle   grip to slow   and move the shift          lever to NEUTRAL.


                                                                     SHIFT LEVER

    2. Push the stop button       until the engine    stops   running.

                                                     STOP BUTTON


l     High altitude   operation
At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be excessive-
ly rich. Performance   will decrease, and fuel consumption    will increase.
High altitude performance   can be improved by installing a smaller diameter
main fuel jet in the carburetor       and readjusting  the pilot screw. If you
always operate the outboard         motor at altitudes  higher than 6,000 feet
above sea level, have your authorized       Honda Outboard Motor dealer per-
form these `carburetor   modifications.
Even with suitable carburetor jetting, engine horsepower     will decrease ap-
proximately   3.5% for each 1,000 foot increase in altitude. The affect of
altitude on horsepower   will be greater than this if no carburetor   modifica-
tion is made.
CAUTION:     Operation of the outboard motor at an altitude lower than the
carburetor  is jetted for may result in reduced performance,       overheating,
and serious engine damage caused by an excessively      lean air/fuel mixture.

                                                                               9. MAINTENANCE

Periodic maintenance  and adjustment                             are important  to keep the motor                          in
the best operating condition. Inspect                           or service as scheduled below.

m            Shut off the engine before perfoming    any maintenance.  If the
engine must be run, make sure the area is well ventilated. The exhaust con-
tains poisonous   carbon monoxide   gas.

l If the engine must be run, make sure there is water at lea& 4 inches
  above the anti-cavitation   plate, otherwise      the water pump may not
  receive sufficient cooling water, and the extension      case will overheat.
l To maintain cooling system efficiency,      flush the outboard motor with
  fresh water after each use in salt water.
l Use only genuine HONDA parts or their equivalent.        The use of replace-
  ment parts which are not of equivalent     quality may damage the motor.

                Performed at every indicated    month                  FIRST MONTH                        EVERY YEAR
                 or operating hour interval,
                   whichever comas first.

 Gear case oil

 Shear pin                   Check                                                            0
 Lubrication                 Grease                                                         0 (1)
 Fuel tank and filter        Clean                                                                                0
 Thermostat                  Check                                                                               0 (21
 Fuel strainer               Change                                                                               0
 Fuel line                                                                     Every 3 years (2)
                             (Replace if necessary)

NOTE   (1):      Lubricate more frequently  when used in salt water.
       (2):      These items should be serviced  by an authorized   Honda         dealer,   unless   the owner        has the
                 proper tools and is mechanically       proficient.   See the Honda Shop Manual.

Tool Kit and Spare Parts

The following   tools and spare parts are supplied with the outboard motor for
maintenance, adjustment, and emergency repairs.
The tool kit and oil bottle are located in a compartment       on the fuel tank:
Spare shear pins and cotter pins are located on the stern bracket.
                                                      _ COTTER PINS

Tool Kit
                                            >w                           SHEAR PINS

              G       FLAT SCREW DRIVER
 10 x 12 mm WRENCH
                                                                  TOOL BAG
                     PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER

     PLUG               GJ     0     o`,
     WRENCH                                                           SPARE
                         8 ,mm WRENCH       EMERGENCY                 SPARK
                                            STARTER ROPE              PLUG

Engine Oil Change
Drain the oil while      the engine     is still warm to assure, rapid and complete
1. Remove the engine cover. Remove the drain bolt and filler cap, and drain
   the oil. Reinstall the drain bolt.
2. Fill the crankcase with the recommended      oil (see page 10) and check the
   oil level with the dipstick resting on the filler opening (do not screw in).
   Fill to the upper level mark.
3. Reinstall the filler cap/dipstick
Oil capacity:   0.55    P (0.58   US qt)

                       OIL FILLkR CAP

                                                                  DRAIN BOLT


                                                     UPPER LEVEL IO.55 PI

                                                     LOWER LEVEL (0.40 0)

CAUTION:     Used motor oil may cause skin cancer if repeatedly left in con-
tact with the skin for prolonged   periods. Although       this is unlikely unless
you handle used oil on a daily basis, it is still advisable to thoroughly    wash
your hands with soap and water as soon as possible after handling used

NOTE: Please disp0s.e of used motor oil in a manner that is compatible
with the environment.    !We suggest you take it in a sealed container to your
local service station for reclamation. Do not throw it'in the trash or pour it
on the ground.                                                              27
Gear Oil Check/Change

Oil level check
Check the oil level when engine is in the vertical position. Remove the level
bolt and see if oil flows out. If no oil comes out, fill through the drain bolt
hole until the oil starts to flow out through the level bolt hole. If there is
water in the oil, the water will flow out first when the drain bolt is removed,
or the oil will be a milky color.

Oil change
Remove the level bolt and drain bolt to drain the oil. Inject oil through the
drain bolt hole until it starts flowing out through the level bolt hole. Reinstall
and tighten the level bolt and drain bolt securely.

CAUTION:        If water is detected     in the oil, the unit should   be inspected   by an
authorized      Honda dealer.

Recommended          Oil: API standard (GL-4 or GL-5)
                          SAE 90 outboard motor gear oil
Oil capacity:             0.1 e (0.21 us pt)

                                       GEAR OIL
                                       LEVEL BOLT

                                       GEAR OIL
                                       DRAIN BOLT

Spark Plug Service

Recommended      spark plug:   BPR5ES (NGK); WlGEPR-U,          W14EPR-U       (ND)

1. Remove the engine cover.
2. Remove the spark plug cap.
3. Use the wrench supplied in the tool kit to remove the spark plug.
4.Visually    inspect the spark plug. Discard it if the insulator is cracked or
5. Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge.
   The gap should        be 0.7-0.8    mm (0.028-0.031           in). Correct     as
   necessary by bending the side electrode.
6. Attach the plug washer. Thread the plug in by hand to prevent cross-
7. Tighten a new spark plug l/2 turn with the wrench to compress the
   washer. If you are reusing a plug, it should only take l/8-       l/4 turn after
   the plug seats.
8. Reinstall the engine cover.

0 The spark plug must be securely tightened. An improperly         tightened    plug
  can become very hot and possibly damage the engine.
0 Never use a spark plug with an improper heat range.

                                                                       0.7-0.8    mm
                                                                       (0.028-0.031    in

Cleaning     and Flushing

After each use in salt water or dirty water, thoroughly   clean and flush the
outboard motor.
(With Hose Coupler-Optional      Part)
1. Wash the outside of the outboard motor with clean, fresh water.
2. Remove the flush bolt.
3. Flush the cooling system, using the hose coupler (optional).
   a. Attach a hose from a fresh water faucet to the hose coupler.
   b. Remove the propeller.
   c. Turn on the fresh water supply to the hose.
   d. Start the engine and run in neutral for at least 5 minutes.
(Without   Hose Coupler)
1. Wash the outside of the outbnoard       motor with clean, fresh water.
2. Remove the propeller.
3. Stand the motor i,n a suitable container of water. The water level must be
   at least 4 inches above the anti-cavitaiton   plate.
4. Start the engine and run slowly for at least 5 minutes.

  l    For safety, the propeller must be removed.
  l    Be sure the outboard     motor is securely mounted,    and do not leave it
       unattended   while running.

      l Running the engine without     water can cause sixious engine damage
        due to overheating.   Be sure that water flows from the water check
        hole while the engine is running. If not, stop the engine and determine
        the cause of the problem.
      l Keep clear of moving parts.


                                                  ANTIXAVITATION   PLATE

Wipe the outside of the engine with a cloth dipped             in oil. Apply   marine an-
ticorrosion grease to the following parts:

NOTE: Apply      anti-corrosion     oil to pivot   surfaces     where     grease   cannot

                                                                   ENGINE COVER
                                                                   LOCK LEVER




                                                                        TILT LINKAGE

          ud                      TILT LEVER/REVERSE LOCK
       CLAMP SCREWS               LEVER

                                                            PROPELLER SHAFT            31
Shear Pin Change

A shear pin is used to protect the propeller      and drive mechanism        from damage
when the propeller strikes an obstruction.

1. Remove the cotter pin, the propeller       cap, and the propeller.

2. Remove the broken shear pin and replace it with a new one.

3. Install the propeller,   then install the propeller   cap finger tight.

4. Install a new cotter pin, and spread the ends as shown in the illustration.
                                     PROPELLER            Ii


                                              SPARE SHEAR PINS
                                              AND COTTER PINS


Servicing a Submerged    Motor
A submerged motor must be serviced immediately            after it is recovered from
the water in order to minimize corrosion.
 If there is a Honda outboard           motor dealership nearby, take the motor
immediately        to the dealer. If you are far from a dealership, proceed as
 1. Remove the engine cover, and rinse the motor with fresh water to remove
     salt water, sand, mud, etc.
 2. Loosen the carburetor         drain screw (p. 361, drain the contents of the
     carburetor into a suitable container, then retighten the drain screw.
 3. Change the engine oil (p. 27) If there was water in the engine crankcase, or
     the used engine oil showed signs of water contamination,           then a second
     engine oil change should be performed after running the engine for l/2
 4. Remove the spark plug. While pressing the engine stop button, pull the
     recoil starter several times to completely     expel water from the cylinder.
     l   When cranking the engine with an open ignition circuit (spark plugs
         removed from the ignition        circuit), keep the engine stop button
         depressed to prevent electrical damage to the ignition system.
     i If the motor was running when it submerged, there may be mechanical
         damage, such as bent connecting rods. If the engine binds when cranked,
         do not attempt to run the motor until it has been repaired.
  5. Pour a teaspoon of engine oil into the spark plug hole, then pull the' recoil
     starter several times to lubricate the inside of the cylinder. Reinstall the
     spark plug.
 6. Attempt to start the engine.
     l   If the engine fails to start, remove the spark plug       clean and dry the
         electrodes, then reinstall the spark plug and attempt to start the engine
     l   If the engine starts, and no mechanical damage is evident, continue to
         run the engine for l/2 hour or longer (be sure the water level is at least 4
         inches above the cavitation plate).
  7. As soon as possible, take the motor to a Honda outboard motor dealer for
      insoection and service.

Fuel strainer   replacement

The fuel strainer is located between the fuel pump and the carburetor. Water
or sediment accumulated     in the fuel strainer can cause loss of power or hard
starting. To prevent engine malfuction,      replace the fuel strainer regularly.

((SERVICE PERIOD))         Every 200 operating          hours or every one year.

l   Gasoline is flammable   and-is explosive under certain conditions. Do not
    smoke or allow flames or sparks near the outboard motor while draining
l   Always work in a well-ventilated   area.
l   Be sure that any fuel drained from the outboard motor is stored in a safe
l   Wipe up any spilled gasoline at once.

1. Disconnect    the fuel tank line from the motor.

2. Remove the engine cover,           and remove the fuel strainer.

    NOTE: Before removing           the strainer, place clamps           on the fuel tubes on
    each side of the strainer      to prevent fuel leakage.

3. Install the new      fuel   strainer   with    the arrow        mark pointing     toward    the

    NOTE:   Fuel flow    will be impeded         if the strainer    is installed   backward.

4. Remove the clamps used to close the fuel tubes. Connect the fuel tank line
   to the motor. Turn the fuel tank vent knob to the ON position, pump the
   primer bulb, and check for leaks.

Contact an authorized Honda dealer if you find excessive   water or sediment
accumulated  in the fuel strainer.
                                                      FUEL STRAINER

                                                            arrow marks indicate
                                                           fuel flow direction.



1. Disconnect the fuel line and install     the cap on the engine fuel inlet. Firmly
   close the fuel cap vent knob.

                                                     FUEL INLET    r-----TdA

                                               CAP     `I   f\--

2. Loosen the carburetor     drain screw, and drain the gasoline into a suitable
   container. After draining, retighten the drain screw.
m         Be careful   not to spill fuel.   Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite.

CAUTION:     In cold weather, to prevent ice from forming inside the water
pump, pull the recoil starter several times to flush the water out.


3. To carry, hold the motor by the carrying handle, or hold by the carrying
   handle and engine cover lock lever as shown here. Do not carry by the
   engine cover.

4. Transport and store the motor either vertically or horizontally,    as shown
   here, with the steering handle raised.
   Vertical transport or storage: Attach the stern bracket to a stand.
   Horizontal   transport  or storage: Rest the motor on the case protector
   (steering handle side of the motor).

   l Any other transport    or storage position   may cause damage or oil leakage.
5. Store the outboard   motor in a clean, dry area.

   NOTE: Before storing, clean, flush,      and lubricate   the outboard   motor as
   described on pages 30 and 31.


Engine Will Not Start:

1.   Is   the shift lever in neutral?
2.   Is   there fuel in the fuel tank?
3.   Is   the fuel cap knob turned to ON?
4.   Is   the fuel system primed by squeezing the primer bulb?
5.   Is   fuel reaching the carburetor?

      Loosen the carburetor      drain screw to see if there is fuel in the carburetor
     float bowl.

     m           If any fuel is spilled, make sure the area is dry before testing the
     spark plug or starting the engine. Fuel vapor and spilled fuel may ignite.

6. Are the spark plugs firing?

     a. Remove     and inspect   the spark   plugs.   Clean and dry the plugs,   and check
        the electrode gap (p. 29).                                              _ .;
     b. Install both spark plugs in their caps, and ground the side electrodes to
        each other or to any engine ground.
     c. Pull the recoil starter briskly, and see if the plugs spark.
     d. If the spark plugs are OK, reinstall them, and try to start the engine.

Engine Overheats:

1. Are the water intake holes clogged?
2. Is the thermostat faulty?

                                                                           12. SPECtFlCATlONS

                       hem                                                 Specification
output                                     5.0 horse power IMaximum)
Full throttle         range                4,000-      5.000 rpm
Engine type                                4-stroke,    vertical,   single cylinder,    OHV type
Displacement                               127 cm3 (7.7 cu in)
Valve tappet clearance                     IN: 0.06-0.14        mm (0.002-0.006            in), EX: 0.1 l-0.19    mm
                                           (0.004-0.007         in)
Spark plug gap                             0.7-0.6      mm (0.026-0.031           in)
Starter system                             Recoil starter
Ignition system                            Transisterized     magneto
Lubrication           system               Forced feeding of oil under pressure with trochoid              pump
Specified       oil                        Engine:          API Standard     SE or SF SAE      low-40

                                           Gear case:       API Standard GL-4/5
                                                            SAE 90 outboard      motor gear oil
Oil capacity                               Engine: 0.55 P (0.56 US qt)
                                           Gear case: 0.1 P (0.21 US pt)
Cooling system                             Water cooling
Exhaust system                             Underwater       exhaust
Spark plug                                 BPR5ES (NGK); WlGEPR-U,              W14EPR-U        (ND)
Fuel                                       Automotive       gasoline (91 research octane, 86 pump octane)
Tank capacity                              13 P (3.4 US gall
Steering equipment                         Bar handle
Tilt angle                                 3-stage adjustment         (30", 45O and 70")
Angle of rotation                          45' (both sides)
Overall length x height x width            S Model           525 x 1005 x 340 mm (20.7 x 39.6 x 13.4 in)
                                           L Model          525 x 1135 x 340 mm (20.7 x 44.7 x 13.4 in)
Height from stern bracket to               S Model          445 mm (17.5 in)
anticavitation          plate              L Model          572 mm (22.5 in)
Standard        propeller
(No. of blades-diameter         x pitch)   3-200       x.190 mm (7-25/32          x 7-31/64)
Dry weight                                 S Model           27 kg (59.5 lb)
                                           L Model          27.5 kg (60.6 lb)


                                                 14. OPTIONAL          PARTS

GEAR OIL                                       LARGE ANODE FOR
                                               SALT WATER USE


                                          CHARGING AND LIGHTING
                                          COIL KIT


                                     HOSE COUPLEk
                                     FOR FLUSHING
                                                             ENGINE COVER

Number of blades-diameter   x pitch
3-200  x 170 mm (7-25/32     x 6-11/16   in)

15. WARRANTY             SERVICE

Owner    Satisfaction

Your satisfaction  and goodwill    are important  to your dealer and to us. All
Honda warranty details are explained in the Distributor's     Limited Warranty.
Normally,   any problems concerning      the product will be handled by your
dealer's service department.    If you have a warranty    problem that has not
been handled to your satisfaction,       we suggest you take the following

l   Discuss your problem with a member of dealership management.       Often
    complaints    can be quickly resolved at that level. If the problem has
    already been reviewed with the Service Manager, contact the owner of
    the dealership or the General Manager.

l   If your problem still has not been resolved to your satisfaction,   contact
    the Power Equipment       Customer   Relations Department      of American
    Honda Motor Co., Inc.
              American   Honda Motor Co., Inc.
              Power Equjpment Customer Relations         Department
              P.O. Box 50
              Gardena, California 90247-0805
              Telephone:  (213) 604-2400
    We will need the following    information   in order to assist you:

     - Your name, address, and telephone        number
     - Product model and serial number
     - Date of purchase
     - Dealer name and address
     - Nature of the problem

After reviewing    all the facts involved,    you will be advised of what action
can be taken. Please bear in mind that your problem will likely be resolved
at the dealership,   using the dealer's facilities, equipment,   and personnel, so
it is very important    that your initial contact be with the dealer.

Your purchase    of a Honda product is greatly appreciated  by both your
dealer and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. We want to assist you in every
way possible to assure your complete satisfaction  with your purchase.

Current customer service contact information:

Your owner's manual was written to cover most of the questions you might ask about
your Honda. Any questions not answered in the owner's manual can be answered by
your Honda dealer. If your dealer doesn't have an immediate answer, they should be
able to get it for you.

If you have a difference of opinion with your dealer, please remember that each
dealership is independently owned and operated. That's why it's important to work to
resolve any differences at the dealership level. If the service personnel are unable to
assist you, please discuss your concerns with the dealer management such as the
Service Manager or the dealership's owner.

If you need to contact American Honda regarding your experiences with your Honda
product or with your dealer, please send your comments to the following address:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Marine Division
Customer Relations Office
4900 Marconi Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847
Or telephone: (770) 497-6400 M-F, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm EST

When you write or call, please provide the following information:
      Your name, address and telephone number (complete with area code)

      Model and complete serial number

      Date of purchase

      Name and location of the selling dealer

      Name and location of the servicing dealer (if different)

      A detailed description of your concerns



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