Honda Service Repair Manuals


1979 XL185'79

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: OHC single cylinder
    • Displacement: 180cc
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 5-speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Color: one color: Tahitian Red
    • The gas tank and side cover stripes were black, gray, and yellow
    • The bike had a one-piece rectangular instrument pod
    • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were chrome
    • The frame was black
    • The serial number began XL185S-5001103.
1979 XL185S
1979 XL185S

1980 XL185'80

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: OHC single cylinder
    • Displacement: 180cc
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 5-speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Color: one color: Helios Red
    • The gas tank and side cover stripes were white, yellow, and orange
    • The "HONDA" tank decal was red with a white outline
    • The bike had a round speedometer unit
    • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
    • The frame was black
    • The serial number began MD02-5000003.
1980 XL185S
1980 XL185S

1981 XL185'81

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: OHC single cylinder
    • Displacement: 180cc
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 5-speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Color: 1981 in one color: Monza Red with Black
    • The gas tank was a two-tone: Red and Black
    • The "HONDA" tank decal was black
    • The "XL185S" side cover decal was red and white on a black panel
    • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
    • The bike had a round speedometer unit
    • The frame was black
    • The serial number began JH2MD0203BK200002.
1981 XL185S
1981 XL185S

1982 XL185'82

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: OHC single cylinder
    • Displacement: 180cc
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 5-speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Color: one color: Monza Red
    • The gas tank top stripe was black
    • The "185S" side cover decal was white and red on a black panel
    • The frame was red
    • The seat was black with a white "XL" logo on the side
    • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
    • The bike had a round speedometer unit
    • The serial number began JH2MD020*CK300003.
1982 XL185S
1982 XL185S

1983 Honda XL185S'83 (XL185SL'83 in California)

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: OHC single cylinder
    • Displacement: 180cc
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 5-speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • This was the last year for the XL185 series in the USA, but continued in Canada and elsewhere
    • One color was available: Monza Red
    • The "185" side cover decal was white
    • The side cover panels were black
    • The speedometer was round (unlike the rectangular model in 1979)
    • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
    • The seat was black with a white "XL" logo
    • The frame was red
    • The California serial number began JH2MD0203DK400003 while the rest of the US models began JH2MD0204DK400003.
1983 Honda XL185S
1983 Honda XL185S

1984 XL185S'84

  • ENGINE
    • Engine Type: OHC single cylinder
    • Displacement: 180cc
    • Ignition: CD
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: 5-speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Front Suspension: Air-assisted fork
    • Front wheel travel: 200mm (7.9 in.)
    • Rear wheel travel: 165mm (6.5 in.)
  • DIMENSION
    • Wheelbase: 1310mm (51.6 in.)
    • Dry weight: 105.5 kg (232.5 lb)
    • Seat height: 820mm (32.3 in.)
  • OTHER
    • The serial number began JH2MD0204EK400003.
1984 Honda XL185S
1984 Honda XL185S
1984 Honda XL185S
1984 Honda XL185S



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