Congratulations on choosing your Honda CRF
When you own a Honda, you’re part of a
worldwide family of satisfied customers – people
who appreciate Honda’s reputation for building
quality into every product.
Your CRF is a high performance racing
motorcycle that utilizes the latest motocross
technology and is intended for competition use in
sanctioned, closed-course events by experienced
Be aware that motocross is a physically demanding
sport that requires more than just a fine
motorcycle. To do well, you must be in excellent
physical condition and be a skillful rider. For the
best results, work diligently on your physical
conditioning and practice frequently.
Before riding, take time to get acquainted with
your CRF and how it works. To protect your
investment, we urge you to take responsibility for
keeping your CRF well maintained. Scheduled
service is a must, of course. But it’s just as
important to observe the break-in guidelines, and
perform all the pre-ride and other periodic checks
detailed in this manual.
You should also read the owner’s manual before
you ride. It’s full of facts, instructions, safety
information, and helpful tips. To make it easy to
use, the manual contains a table of contents, a
detailed list of topics at the beginning of each
section, and an index at the back of the book.
As you read this manual, you will find information
that is preceded by a symbol. This
information is intended to help you avoid damage
to your Honda, other property, or the environment.
Unless you are mechanically qualified and have
the proper tools, you should see your dealer for the
service and adjustment procedures discussed in
If you have any questions, or if you ever need a
special service or repairs, remember that your
Honda dealer knows your CRF best and is
dedicated to your complete satisfaction.
• This vehicle pictured in this owner’s manual
may not match your actual vehicle.
Throughout this manual, the following
abbreviations are used to identify the respective
parts or system.
Abbrev. term Full term
CKP sensor Crankshaft Position sensor
DLC Data Link Connector
DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code
ECM Engine Control Module
ECT sensor Engine Coolant Temperature
HPSD Honda Progressive Steering
IAT sensor Intake Air Temperature sensor
MAP sensor Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor
MIL Malfunction Indicator Lamp
PGM-FI Programmed Fuel Injection
TDC Top Dead Centre
TP sensor Throttle Position sensor