Honda CBR650 - Service manual > Frame/body panels/exhaust system

Frame/body panels/exhaust system



  • This section covers removal and installation of the body panels and exhaust system.
  • When disassembling, mark and store the mounting fasteners to ensure that they are reinstalled in their original locations.
  • When installing the covers, make sure the mating areas are aligned properly before tightening the fasteners.
  • Always replace the gaskets with new ones after removing the exhaust system.
  • When installing the exhaust system, loosely install all of the fasteners. Always tighten the exhaust pipe joint nuts first, then tighten the mounting bolt.
  • Always inspect the exhaust system for leaks after installation.


Excessive exhaust noise

  • Broken exhaust system
  • Exhaust gas leak

Poor performance

  • Deformed exhaust system
  • Exhaust gas leak
  • Clogged muffler

See also:

 Honda CBR650 - Service manual > Emission control systems

SOURCE OF EMISSIONS The combustion process produces carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and hydrocarbons (HC). The control of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen is very important because, under certain conditions, they react to form photochemical smog when subject to sunlight. Carbon monoxide does not react in the same way, but it is toxic. Uncontrolled fuel evaporation also releases hydrocarbons to the atmosphere.

 Honda CBR650 - Service manual > Body panel locations/removal chart

CBR650F/FA Front fender Windscreen Rearview mirror Headlight assembly Upper cowl A Upper cowl B Meter panel Middle cowl Under cowl Seat Body cover Rear cowl Rear fender cover (U model only) Rear fender A Rear fender stay Rear fender B Drive sprocket cover Drive chain cover/mud guard This chart shows removal order of frame covers by means of arrow.