This service manual describes the service procedures for the Honda XL1000V Varadero. Follow the maintenance schedule (section 3) recommendations to ensure that the vehicle is in peak operating condition. Performing the first scheduled maintenance is very important, It compensates, for the initial wear that occurs during the break-in period. Section 1 and 3 apply to the whole motorcycle, Section 2 illustrates procedures for removal/installation of components that may be required to perform service described in the following section. Section 4 through 19 describe parts of the motorcycle, grouped according to location. Find the section you want on this page, then turn to the table of contents on the first page of the section. Most sections start with an assembly or system illustration, service information and troubleshooting for the section. The subsequent pages give the detailed procedure. If you don't know the source of the trouble, go to section 21 troubleshooting on this Honda XL1000V Varadero service manual.

Under some conditions, the ethylene glycol in engine coolant is combustible and its flame is not visible, if the ethylene glycol does ignite, you will not see any flame, but you can be burned, Avoid spilling engine coolant on the exhaust system or engine parts. They may be hot enough to cause the coolant to ignite and burn without a visible flame. Coolant (ethylene glycol) can cause some skin irritation and is poisonous fi swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The coolant is under pressure and could scald you. Keep hands and clothing away from the cooling fan, as it starts automatically. Using coolant with silicate inhibitors may cause premature wear of water pump seals or blockage of radiator passages. Using tap water may cause engine damage.

Use genuine Honda or Honda recommended parts and lubrications or their equivalents. Parts that don't meet Honda's design specifications may cause damage to the Honda XL1000V Varadero motorcycle. Use the special tools designed for this product to avoid damage and incorrect assembly. Use only metric tools when servicing the Honda XL1000V Varadero motorcycle. Metric bolts, nuts, and screws are not interchangeable with English fasteners. Install new gaskets, O-rings, cotter pins, and lock plates when reassembling. When tightening bolts or nuts, begin with the large diameter or inner blot first. Then tighten to the specified torque diagonally in incremental steps unless a particular sequence is specified. Clean parts in cleaning solvent upon disassembly. Lubricate any sliding surfaces before reassembly. After reassembly, check all parts for proper installation and operation. Route all electrical wires as shown on page 1-21 through 1-27, Cable and Harness routing on this Honda XL1000V Varadero service manual.

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