The catalytic converter contains rare metals that serve as catalysts, accelerating the chemical reactions of the exhaust gases without affecting the metals. The catalytic converter acts on CH, CO and NOx. When replacing the catalytic converter, the new unit must be a genuine Honda unit or equivalent in type and quality.
The catalytic converter must operate at a high temperature in order for chemical reactions to occur properly. However, any flammable materials near the catalytic converter may ignite. Park your motorcycle away from tall grass, dry leaves, and other flammable materials.
A faulty catalytic converter increases toxic emissions into the atmosphere and can impair engine performance. To protect your motorcycle's catalytic converter, follow these guidelines.
- Always use unleaded gasoline. Even small amounts of leaded gasoline can clog the catalytic converter passages, making it ineffective.
- Adjust the engine correctly.
- Carry out diagnostics of your motorcycle, replacing components that cause fuel combustion problems, backfires, interruptions and other engine problems.
Noise reduction system (Australia only)
Do not alter or modify the noise reduction system: We caution owners that the law may prohibit the following:
- (a) The removal or disabling by any person, other than for the purpose of servicing, repairing or replacing, of any component or structural element installed on a new motorcycle to reduce noise, before the sale of the motorcycle to the first purchaser or while the motorcycle is in service;
- (b) use of a motorcycle after the said unit or structural element has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.