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Contents
These pages give an overview of the
contents of your owner's manual. The first
page of each section lists the topics
covered in that section.
Scooter Safety
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Important safety information you
should know, plus a look at the safety-
related labels on your scooter.
Instruments & Controls
The location and function of indicators
and controls on your scooter and
operating instructions for various
controls and features.
Contents
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Before Riding
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The importance of wearing a helmet
and other protective gear, how to make
sure you and your scooter are ready to
ride, and important information about
loading.
Basic Operation & Riding
How to start and stop the engine, and
use the brakes. Also, includes riding
precautions and important information
about riding with a passenger or cargo.
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   Summary of Contents for Honda PCX125 2011

  • Page 1 Contents Before Riding ........These pages give an overview of the contents of your owner’s manual. The first The importance of wearing a helmet page of each section lists the topics and other protective gear, how to make covered in that section. sure you and your scooter are ready to ride, and important information about Scooter Safety...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ...... ID numbers, technical specifications, Why your scooter needs regular and other technical facts. maintenance, what you need to know before servicing your Honda, an owner Consumer Information ..... maintenance schedule, and instructions for specific maintenance and Information on warranties, emission adjustment items.
  • Page 3 2011 Honda PCX125 OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 4 It’s full of facts, instructions, safety information, When you own a Honda, you’re part of a and helpful tips. To make it easy to use, worldwide family of satisfied customers the manual contains a detailed list of −...
  • Page 5 California to cause cancer and birth scooter best and is dedicated to your defects or other reproductive harm. complete satisfaction. Please report any change of address or ownership to your Honda dealer so we will be able to contact you concerning important product information. Introduction...
  • Page 6 A Few Words About Safety Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this scooter safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others.
  • Page 7 A Few Words About Safety You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings ––...
  • Page 8 Scooter Safety This section presents some of the most Important Safety Information ....important information and Accessories & Modifications ....recommendations to help you ride your Safety Labels .......... scooter safely. Please take a few moments to read these pages. This section also includes information about the location of safety labels on your scooter.
  • Page 9: Scooter Safety

    Important Safety Information Always Wear a Helmet Your scooter can provide many years of − service and pleasure if you take It’s a proven fact: helmets significantly responsibility for your own safety and reduce the number and severity of head understand the challenges you can meet injuries.
  • Page 10: Important Safety Information

    Important Safety Information Take Time to Learn & Practice Always pay attention to other vehicles Even if you have ridden other scooters, around you, and do not assume that other take time to become familiar with how drivers see you. Be prepared to stop this scooter works and handles.
  • Page 11 Important Safety Information Ride within Your Limits Keep Your Honda in Safe Condition Pushing limits is another major cause of It’s important to keep your scooter scooter crashes. Never ride beyond your properly maintained and in safe riding personal abilities or faster than conditions condition.
  • Page 12 Accessories & Modifications Modifying your scooter or using non- Accessories Honda accessories can make your scooter unsafe. Before you consider making any modifications or adding an accessory, be We strongly recommend that you use only sure to read the following information.
  • Page 13 Accessories & Modifications Do not add any electrical equipment Modifications that will exceed the scooter’s electrical system capacity (page ). A blown fuse can cause a loss of lights or engine We strongly advise you not to remove any power (page original equipment or modify your scooter Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your in any way that would change its design or...
  • Page 14: Safety Labels

    Safety labels on your scooter either warn you of potential hazards that could cause serious injury or they provide important safety information. Read these labels carefully and don’t remove them. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement. Scooter Safety...
  • Page 15 Safety Labels Scooter Safety...
  • Page 16 Instruments & Controls This section shows the location of all Operation Component Locations ... gauges, indicators, and controls you would Gauges, Indicators & Displays ....normally use before or while riding your Odometer/Tripmeter/Fuel Gauge scooter. Display ..........Fuel Gauge .......... The items listed on this page are described Odometer/Tripmeter ......
  • Page 17: Operation Component Locations

    Operation Component Locations engine stop switch rear brake lever front brake lever headlight dimmer switch throttle grip horn button start button turn signal switch ignition switch shutter glove box fuel lid and seat opener switch Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 18 Operation Component Locations center compartment Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 19 Operation Component Locations brake lock knob helmet holder Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 20: Gauges, Indicators & Displays

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays The gauges, indicators and displays on (1) MODE switch your scooter keep you informed, alert you (2) high coolant temperature indicator to possible problems, and make your (3) left turn signal indicator riding safer and more enjoyable. Refer to (4) speedometer the gauges, indicators and displays (5) right turn signal indicator...
  • Page 21 If the speedometer needle does not swing If this indicator does not come on when it to the maximum scale on the dial when it should, have your Honda dealer check for should, have your Honda dealer check for problems.
  • Page 22: Odometer/tripmeter/fuel Gauge Display

    The display is identified in the table on page with the words: Display Check. If any part of these display does not come (1) odometer/tripmeter/fuel gauge on when it should, have your Honda dealer display check for problems. Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 23 Gauges, Indicators & Displays MODE switch Resets the tripmeter or selects the operation mode: tripmeter or odometer (page high coolant temperature Lights when the coolant is over the specified indicator (red) temperature. If the indicator comes on, pull safely to the side of the road.
  • Page 24 Gauges, Indicators & Displays speedometer Shows riding speed in miles and/or kilometers per hour. Meter Check. right turn signal Flashes when the right turn signal operates. indicator (green) odometer/tripmeter/ The display includes the following functions: fuel gauge display Display Check. odometer Shows the total miles ridden (page tripmeter...
  • Page 25 ON and the engine stop switch is at RUN. If the indicator comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take your scooter to a Honda dealer as soon as possible. Lamp Check. high beam indicator Lights when the headlight is on high beam.
  • Page 26: Odometer/tripmeter/fuel Gauge Display

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter/Fuel Gauge Display The odometer/tripmeter/fuel gauge display ( ) includes the following functions: fuel gauge odometer tripmeter (1) odometer/tripmeter/fuel gauge display (2) fuel gauge (3) odometer (4) tripmeter (5) MODE switch Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 27: Fuel Gauge

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge liquid crystal display ( ) shows the approximate fuel supply available in a graduated display. When segment F ( ) goes on, the fuel tank capacity is: 1.64 US gal (6.2 ) When there is only one segment ( ) left, fuel will be low and you should refuel as soon as possible.
  • Page 28: Odometer/tripmeter

    Gauges, Indicators & Displays Odometer/Tripmeter The odometer ( ) shows the total miles ridden. The tripmeter ( ) shows number of miles ridden since you last reset the meter. To select the odometer or tripmeter, press the MODE switch ( ). (1) odometer (2) tripmeter (3) MODE switch...
  • Page 29 Gauges, Indicators & Displays To reset the tripmeter, press and hold the MODE switch ( ) for more than 2 seconds when the display is in the tripmeter. (3) MODE switch Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 30: Controls & Features

    Controls & Features Key Position Function Ignition Switch Electrical circuits on. SEAT No electrical circuits The ignition switch ( ) is used for starting FUEL function. and stopping the engine (page Seat and fuel lid can opening the seat (page ) and the fuel lid be opened.
  • Page 31 Controls & Features FRONT SEAT FUEL LOCK (1) ignition switch Instruments & Controls...
  • Page 32: Shutter

    Controls & Features Shutter This scooter’s ignition switch is equipped with a shutter, which helps to prevent theft. To close the shutter, move the knob ( ) upward, or insert the projection ( ) on the ignition key ( ) into the slot ( ), then turn (1) knob (3) ignition key it counterclockwise to the SHUT position.
  • Page 33: Start Button

    Controls & Features Start Button Engine Stop Switch RIGHT HANDLEBAR The start button ( ) is used for starting the engine. Pushing the button in starts the engine. See Starting Procedure, page The starter motor will not operate if the engine stop switch is in the OFF position when the start button is pushed.
  • Page 34: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    Controls & Features If your scooter is stopped with the ignition Turn Signal Switch switch ON and the engine stop switch OFF, the taillight and license light will remain on, resulting in battery discharge. The turn signal switch ( ) is used to signal a turn or a lane change.
  • Page 35: Horn Button

    Controls & Features Horn Button MODE Switch The horn is used to alert other motorists. The MODE switch is used to select To operate, push the horn button ( ). odometer and tripmeter. To change the indication of the odometer and tripmeter, press the MODE switch (page The MODE switch is also used to reset...
  • Page 36: Rear Brake Lock

    Controls & Features LEFT FRONT Rear Brake Lock Be sure the rear brake is applied while starting and warming up the engine. The rear brake lock will not function if the rear brake is not adjusted properly (page To Apply the Brake Lock While Squeezing the rear brake lever ( ), pull the brake lock knob ( ).
  • Page 37 Controls & Features LEFT FRONT To Release the Brake Lock Squeeze and hold the rear brake lever ( ). Press the brake lock knob ( ) down while pushing in the center button ( ). Before riding, make sure that the rear brake is fully released so there is no drag on the rear wheel.
  • Page 38: Fuel Lid And Seat Opener Switch

    Controls & Features BELOW HANDLEBAR Fuel Lid and Seat Opener Switch SEAT FUEL Fuel Lid The fuel lid and seat opener switch ( ) is located beside the ignition switch on the right side below the handlebar. To open the fuel lid, insert the ignition key ( ) and turn it to SEAT FUEL, then push the FUEL ( ) side of the fuel lid and seat opener switch.
  • Page 39 Controls & Features BELOW HANDLEBAR Seat To open the seat, turn the handlebar pointed straight ahead. Insert the ignition key ( ) and turn it to SEAT FUEL, then push the SEAT ( ) side of the fuel lid and seat opener switch.
  • Page 40 Before Riding Before each ride, you need to make sure Are You Ready to Ride? ......you and your Honda are both ready to ride. Protective Apparel ......To help get you prepared, this section Rider Training ........discusses how to evaluate your riding Is Your Scooter Ready to Ride? .....
  • Page 41: Are You Ready To Ride

    Are You Ready to Ride? Before you ride your scooter for the first If you must carry an extra helmet while time, we urge you to: riding, use a commercially available Read this owner’s manual. elastic cord, strap, or net to secure the Make sure you understand all the safety helmet to the seat.
  • Page 42 Are You Ready to Ride? Helmet and Eye Protection Your helmet is your most important piece Not wearing a helmet increases of riding gear because it offers the best the chance of serious injury or protection against head injuries. A helmet death in a crash.
  • Page 43: Rider Training

    Are You Ready to Ride? A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for We urge all riders to take a motorcycle comfort as well as protection. operator course approved by the Bright-colored and reflective clothing Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). can help make you more noticeable in New riders should start with the basic traffic.
  • Page 44 Are You Ready to Ride? ALWAYS wear a helmet. You should also wear a face shield or goggles. Clothes should be close-fitting. Wear bright or reflective clothing. Wear gloves. Boots should be close-fitting, have low heels and offer ankle protection. Before Riding...
  • Page 45: Is Your Scooter Ready To Ride

    Is Your Scooter Ready to Ride? Before each ride, it’s important to inspect Pre-ride Inspection your scooter and make sure any problem you find is corrected. A pre-ride inspection is a must, not only for safety, Check the following items before you get but because having a breakdown, or even on the scooter: a flat tire, can be a major inconvenience.
  • Page 46 Is Your Scooter Ready to Ride? Leaks, Walk around your scooter If you are carrying a passenger or cargo, Loose and look for anything that also check the following: Parts appears unusual, such as a leak or loose cable. Load Limits Make sure you do not exceed the load limits Lights...
  • Page 47 Pull the front and rear brake levers to check that Remember, be sure to take care of any they operate normally. problem you find, or have your Honda dealer correct it before you ride. Indicators Turn the ignition on and...
  • Page 48: Load Limits & Guidelines

    Overloading or improper loading can cause a crash and you can be and stability. Non-Honda accessories, seriously hurt or killed. improper modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety Follow all load limits and other margin.
  • Page 49: Load Limits

    Load Limits & Guidelines maximum cargo weight: Load Limits 24 lb (11 kg) Following are the load limits for your includes following maximum scooter: compartment weights: 22 lb (10 kg) center compartment: maximum weight capacity: 2.0 lb (1.0 kg) glove box: 348 lb (158 kg) includes the weight of the rider, The weight of added accessories will...
  • Page 50: Loading Guidelines

    If you wish to carry more cargo, check with your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure to read the information regarding accessories on page Before Riding...
  • Page 51 Load Limits & Guidelines Improperly loading your scooter can Follow these guidelines whenever you affect its stability and handling. Even if carry a passenger or cargo: your scooter is properly loaded, you Check that both tires are properly should ride at reduced speeds whenever inflated, and that pressure in the rear carrying cargo.
  • Page 52: Cargo Compartments

    Cargo Compartments The center compartment may become Center Compartment heated by the engine. Do not store food and other articles which are flammable or The center compartment ( ) is designed to susceptible to heat damage in this 22 lb (10 kg). carry up to compartment.
  • Page 53: Glove Box

    Cargo Compartments BELOW HANDLEBAR Glove Box The glove box ( ) is for lightweight items. Cargo in the glove box should not exceed: 2.0 lb (1.0 kg) Be careful not to flood this area when washing your scooter. (1) glove box To Open the Glove Box (2) knob Raise the knob ( ) by pulling it, then open...
  • Page 54 Basic Operation & Riding This section gives basic riding instructions, Safe Riding Precautions ......including how to start and stop your Starting & Stopping the Engine ..... engine, and how to use the throttle and Preparation .......... brakes. It also provides important Starting Procedure ......
  • Page 55: Basic Operation & Riding

    Safe Riding Precautions Before riding your scooter for the first time, please review the Scooter Saf ety section beginning on page 1, and the Bef ore Riding section beginning on page Even if you have ridden other scooters, take time to become familiar with how this scooter works and handles.
  • Page 56: Starting & Stopping The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Always follow the proper starting Operate the start button for slightly longer procedure described below. than usual without opening the throttle if the scooter has been left standing for a For your safety, avoid starting or operating long time or when the fuel tank has just the engine in an enclosed area such as a been refilled.
  • Page 57: Starting Procedure

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Lock the rear wheel by squeezing the Starting Procedure rear brake lever ( ) and setting the brake lock knob ( ). This scooter has a fuel-injected engine with an automatic choke. Follow the procedure indicated below. Contact with the spinning rear wheel can cause you to be hurt.
  • Page 58 Starting & Stopping the Engine LEFT FRONT Make sure the engine stop switch is at RUN. Turn the ignition switch ( ) ON. BELOW HANDLEBAR (1) rear brake lever (2) brake lock knob (3) ignition switch (cont’d) Basic Operation & Riding...
  • Page 59 Starting & Stopping the Engine With the throttle completely closed, Be sure to keep the throttle ( ) closed press the start button ( ). and the rear brake locked while starting and warming up the engine. The engine will not start if the throttle is Allow the engine to warm up before fully open (because the electronic control riding (see...
  • Page 60: Flooded Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Flooded Engine If the engine fails to start after repeated attempts, it may be flooded with excess fuel. To clear a flooded engine: Leave the engine stop switch set to RUN. Open the throttle fully. Press the start button for 5 seconds.
  • Page 61: How To Stop The Engine

    Starting & Stopping the Engine Emergency Engine Stop How to Stop the Engine To stop the engine in an emergency, use the engine stop switch. To operate, press Normal Engine Stop the switch to the OFF position. To stop the engine, turn the ignition switch OFF.
  • Page 62: Riding

    Riding To prevent unexpected movement, Stand on the left side of the scooter and make sure the throttle is closed and the push it forward and off the center stand. rear brake is locked (page ) before moving the scooter off its center stand. CLOSED (1) rear brake lever (2) brake lock knob...
  • Page 63 Riding Mount the scooter from the left side, To unlock the rear wheel, squeeze and keeping at least one foot on the ground hold the rear brake lever ( ). to steady the scooter. Press the brake lock knob ( ) down while pushing in the center button ( ).
  • Page 64 Riding Before starting off, indicate your To accelerate, open the throttle ( ) direction with the turn signals, and gradually. The scooter will move check for safe traffic conditions. Grasp forward. the handlebars firmly with both hands. Do not blip (rapidly open and close) the throttle as the scooter will move forward suddenly.
  • Page 65 Riding To slow the scooter, reduce the throttle CLOSED ( ) and apply the front ( ) and rear ( ) brakes together. Using only one brake reduces stopping performance. Excessive brake application may cause either wheel to lock, reducing control of the scooter. (3) throttle (4) front brake (5) rear brake...
  • Page 66 Riding When approaching a corner or turn, After completing a turn, open the slow the scooter by closing the throttle throttle gradually to accelerate the ( ) fully and applying both the front scooter. ( ) and rear ( ) brakes at the same time.
  • Page 67 Riding When descending a steep grade, close the throttle ( ) fully and apply both the front ( ) and rear ( ) brakes to slow the scooter. Avoid continued use of the brakes, which may cause the brakes to overheat and reduce braking efficiency.
  • Page 68 Riding When riding in wet or rainy conditions or loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver and stop is reduced. For your safety: Exercise extreme caution when braking, accelerating, or turning. Ride at slower speeds and allow for extra stopping distance. Keep the scooter as upright as possible.
  • Page 69: Braking

    Braking Your scooter is equipped with a Combined To slow or stop, apply the front and rear Braking System. Operating the front brake brake levers smoothly. lever applies the front brake. Operating the rear brake lever applies the rear brake Gradually increase braking as you feel the and a portion of the front brake.
  • Page 70 Braking When possible, reduce your speed or For your safety, exercise extreme caution complete braking before entering a turn. when braking, accelerating or turning. Avoid braking or closing the throttle quickly while turning. Either action may When descending a long, steep grade, use cause one or both wheels to slip and both brakes intermittently.
  • Page 71: Parking

    Parking Look for a level parking area. If you To lower the center stand, stand on can’t park on a paved surface, make the left side of the scooter. Hold the sure the ground surface is firm, left handle grip and the left passenger especially under the center stand.
  • Page 72 Parking Use the steering lock, which locks the LOCK STEERING handlebar in place. Turn the handlebar To lock all the way to the left or right. Push in on the ignition key ( ) and turn it to LOCK. Remove the key. (To unlock the steering lock, insert and push the key in and turn it to the right to the OFF position.)
  • Page 73 Parking Use the helmet holder wire ( ) stored in To remove a helmet, open the seat the tool kit to secure your helmet with (page ). Remove the helmet holder wire your scooter: and store it in the tool kit when it is not Open the seat (page used.
  • Page 74: Theft-prevention Tips

    Parking If you decide to use an anti-theft device, Theft-prevention Tips select one of good quality and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Park your scooter in a locked garage Keep your owner’s manual, current whenever possible. If a garage isn’t registration, and insurance information available, park in a concealed area or in with your scooter.
  • Page 75: Riding With A Passenger Or Cargo

    Riding with a Passenger or Cargo Your scooter is designed to carry you and Before riding with a passenger, make sure one passenger. Whenever you add a your passenger is wearing the proper passenger or cargo, you must be careful protective apparel (page not to exceed the total load limits for this vehicle (...
  • Page 76: Servicing Your Honda

    ‘‘certified’’ to EPA standards. instructions for specific maintenance tasks. You’ll also find important safety precautions, information on fuels and oils, Bef ore You Service Your Honda and tips for keeping your Honda looking The Importance of Maintenance .... great. Maintenance Safety ........
  • Page 77 Servicing Your Honda Service Preparations Chassis Maintenance Component Locations ..Brakes ..........Tool Kit ........... Tires ............ Owner’s Manual Storage ......Side Stand ........... Service Procedures Electrical Fluids & Filters Battery ..........Fuel ............Engine Oil & Strainer Screen ....
  • Page 78 Servicing Your Honda The following table summarizes the three types of inspections and servicing recommendations for your scooter. Both the pre-ride inspection and the scheduled maintenance at the recommended intervals are necessary to assure safe and dependable performance. The periodic checks provide additional confidence in your scooter’s performance.
  • Page 79: The Importance Of Maintenance

    Maintenance Schedule in this section. If your scooter overturns or is involved in a crash, be sure your Honda dealer inspects all major parts, even if you are able to make some repairs. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 80: Maintenance Safety

    Other tasks that are more difficult and require special tools are best performed by professionals. Wheel removal should Failure to properly follow normally be handled only by a Honda maintenance instructions and technician or other qualified mechanic. Instructions are included in this manual precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
  • Page 81: Important Safety Precautions

    Injury from moving parts. Do not run explosion, be careful when working the engine unless instructed to do so. around gasoline. Use only non-flammable solvent, not gasoline, to clean parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from all fuel-related parts. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 82 Maintenance Safety Remember that your Honda dealer knows your scooter best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement. If you have the...
  • Page 83: Periodic Maintenance

    It’s a good idea to perform this maintenance any time you clean your scooter. Check the odometer reading and perform any scheduled maintenance checks that are needed (page ). Remember, more frequent checks may be needed for riding in severe conditions. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 84 Make sure the headlight, brakelight, taillight, license light, and turn signals are working properly. Freeplay Check the freeplay of the rear brake lever (page Fuses Make sure you have a full supply of spare fuses. Nuts & Bolts Check the major fasteners and tighten as needed. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 85: Maintenance Schedule

    We recommend that you have your Honda dealer perform these The service intervals in this Maintenance tasks unless you have advanced Schedule are based on average riding mechanical skills and the required tools conditions.
  • Page 86 If you do not feel capable of performing a Each item on the maintenance schedule given task or need assistance, remember requires some mechanical knowledge. that your Honda dealer knows your Certain items (particularly those marked * ** scooter best and is fully equipped to ) may require more technical maintain and repair it.
  • Page 87 Service more frequently if the scooter is R: replace ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas. Service more frequently if the scooter is ridden often at full throttle or in the rain. Replace every 2 years. Replacement requires mechanical skill. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 88 COOLING SYSTEM − * EVAPORATIVE EMISSION − CONTROL SYSTEM * Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 89 − STEERING HEAD BEARINGS ** − Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are * mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual (page ** In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
  • Page 90 Use the space under Notes to record anything you want to remind yourself about or mention to your dealer. Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes (1,000) 2,500 (4,000) 5,000 (8,000) 7,500 (12,000) 10,000 (16,000) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 91 Maintenance Record Miles (km) Odometer Date Performed By: Notes 12,500 (20,000) 15,000 (24,000) 17,500 (28,000) 20,000 (32,000) 22,500 (36,000) 25,000 (40,000) 27,500 (44,000) 30,000 (48,000) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 92: Servicing Your Honda

    Maintenance Component Locations front brake fluid reservoir CBS brake fluid reservoir rear brake lever front brake lever throttle grip Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 93 Maintenance Component Locations center compartment fuse box battery owner’s manual tool kit coolant reserve tank engine oil fill cap/dipstick engine oil drain bolt Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 94 Maintenance Component Locations fuel fill cap brake lock knob spark plug air cleaner crankcase breather tube side stand engine oil strainer screen engine oil strainer screen cap front brake caliper Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 95: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tool kit ( ) is stored in the center compartment ( ) under the seat (page An optional, larger tool kit may be available. Check with your Honda dealer’s parts department. CENTER COMPARTMENT (1) tool kit (2) center compartment...
  • Page 96: Owner's Manual Storage

    (and other documents) in the plastic storage bag ( ) in the center compartment ( ) under the seat (page Be careful not to flood this area when washing your scooter. (1) storage bag (2) center compartment Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 97: Fuel

    Use of lower octane gasoline can cause Use only unleaded fuel in your Honda. persistent ‘‘pinging’’ or ‘‘spark knock’’ (a The use of leaded fuel will damage the loud rapping noise) which, if severe, can catalytic converter(s).
  • Page 98: Fuel Capacity

    This segment flashes when the fuel decreases further. (1) fuel lid (3) filler neck (2) fuel fill cap Open the fuel lid ( ) (page (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 99 After refueling, install the fuel fill cap Stop the engine and keep heat, by turning it clockwise. sparks and flame away. Close the fuel lid. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 100: Engine Oil & Strainer Screen

    Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious damage to the engine and transmission. Change the engine oil as specified in the maintenance schedule on page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 101 Engine Oil & Strainer Screen Oil Recommendation * suggested oil Pro Honda HP4M 4-stroke oil or SJ or higher an equivalent motorcycle oil. classification except oils * labeled as energy Suggested oils are equal in performance conserving on the to SJ oils that are not labeled as energy...
  • Page 102 API ‘‘energy the indicated range. conserving’’ service label on the container. They may affect lubrication. NOT RECOMMENDED Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or castor based racing oils. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 103 There are two classes: MA and MB. Oil conforming to the standard is labeled on the oil container. For example, the following label shows the MB classification. (1) code number of the sales company of the oil (2) oil classification Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 104 Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick ( ) and wipe it clean. Insert the oil fill cap/dipstick until it seats, but don’t screw it in. (1) oil fill cap/dipstick (2) upper level mark (3) lower level mark (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 105: Changing Engine Oil

    (Do not overfill.) of the drained fluid (page ). If you do Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick. not have the skills or the tools, see your Check for oil leaks. Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 106 Place a drain pan under the engine oil drain bolt ( ). To drain the oil, remove the oil fill cap/ dipstick, engine oil drain bolt, and sealing washer ( ). (1) engine oil drain bolt (2) sealing washer (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 107 Replace the washer every other time the If a torque wrench is not used for oil is changed. installation, see your Honda dealer as soon Install the engine oil drain bolt and as possible to verify proper assembly. tighten it to the specified torque: 18 lbf·ft (24 N·m , 2.4 kgf·m)
  • Page 108 Drain the engine oil (page Remove the oil strainer screen cap ( ), spring ( ), oil strainer screen ( ) and O-ring ( ). (1) oil strainer screen cap (2) spring (3) oil strainer screen (4) O-ring (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 109 O-ring are in good condition. Install the oil strainer screen, spring, and oil strainer screen cap. Tighten the oil strainer screen cap to the specified torque: 15 lbf·ft (20 N·m , 2.0 kgf·m) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 110 Check that the oil level is at the upper level mark on the oil fill cap/dipstick (page Make sure there are no oil leaks. If a torque wrench is not used for installation, see your Honda dealer as soon as possible to verify proper assembly. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 111: Coolant

    Using tap water may cause engine Coolant Recommendation damage. Use Pro Honda HP coolant or an The factory provides a 50/50 solution of equivalent high quality ethylene glycol antifreeze and water in this scooter. This...
  • Page 112 Check the cooling system frequently during freezing weather. (1) reserve tank (2) UPPER level mark (3) LOWER level mark Park the scooter on its center stand on a firm, level surface. (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 113 ( ) level marks. If the reserve tank is empty, or if coolant loss is excessive, check for (4) clip leaks and see your Honda dealer for (5) reserve tank lid repair. (6) reserve tank cap Remove the clip ( ) (page ) and reserve tank lid ( ).
  • Page 114: Coolant Replacement

    Saf ety Precautions on page coolant to spray out, seriously scalding you. Coolant should be replaced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools Always let the engine and radiator and service data and are mechanically cool down before removing the qualified.
  • Page 115: Clip Removal

    Press down on the center pin to release Insert the clip into the hole. the lock. Lightly press down on the center pin to Pull the clip out of the hole. lock the clip. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 116: Air Cleaner

    Your Honda dealer can help you determine the correct service interval for your riding conditions. Improper or lack of proper air cleaner maintenance can cause poor perf ormance Your scooter’s air cleaner has very...
  • Page 117 Thoroughly clean the inside of the air cleaner housing ( ). Install a new air cleaner element. Install the removed parts in reverse order of removal. (1) screws (3) air cleaner element (2) air cleaner (4) air cleaner housing housing cover Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 118: Crankcase Breather

    (1) crankcase breather tube Place a drain pan under the crankcase breather tube ( ). Remove the tube to drain the deposits in Reinstall the crankcase breather tube. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 119: Throttle

    Check that the throttle assembly is positioned properly and the securing bolts are tight. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle from fully open to fully closed in all steering positions. If there is a problem, see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 120: Spark Plug

    Use only the recommended type of spark maintenance lid ( ). plug in the recommended heat range. LEFT SIDE Using spark plugs with an improper heat range can cause engine damage. (1) screw (2) plug maintenance lid (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 121 The gap should be: 0.031 0.035 in (0.80 0.90 mm) − − Using a spark plug wrench, remove the spark plug. Discard the spark plug. LEFT SIDE (3) spark plug cap (4) spark plug gap (5) side electrode Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 122 Reinstall the spark plug cap. Take care First, tighten the plug: to avoid pinching any cables or wires. NGK: turn after it seats. Reinstall the plug maintenance lid. Then loosen the plug. Next, tighten the plug again: 1/8 turn after it seats. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 123: Brakes

    (front) and the brake shoes on the system. See your Honda dealer to have the drum (rear) as the wheels are slowed. air bled from the system.
  • Page 124: Fluid Level Inspection

    Brake Fluid fluid If your inspection indicates a low fluid The recommended brake fluid is Honda level, have your Honda dealer add the DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid, or any recommended brake fluid. brake fluid of equal quality and performance.
  • Page 125 Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. (1) LOWER level mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 126 (1) UPPER level mark (2) LOWER level mark Other Inspections Make sure there are no fluid leaks. Check for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and fittings. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 127 Check the wear indicator mark ( ) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the wear indicator mark, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. (1) wear indicator marks Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 128 ( ) until the brake starts to engage. Freeplay at the tip of the brake lever should be: 3/8 13/16 in (10 20mm) − − If necessary, adjust to the specified range. (1) rear brake lever Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 129 Repeat this procedure several the cut-out on the adjusting nut is seated times. on the brake arm pin ( ). Check the freeplay. If you can’t adjust the freeplay properly, see your Honda LEFT REAR dealer. + + −...
  • Page 130 (2) adjusting nut (3) brake arm pin Other Inspections Make sure the brake arm, spring, and (2) adjusting nut (4) brake arm fasteners are in good condition. (3) brake arm pin Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 131: Brake Shoe Wear

    ( ). Replace the brake shoes if the arrow aligns with the reference mark ( ) on the brake panel ( ) upon full application of the brake. If replacement is necessary, see your Honda dealer. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 132: Tires

    Overinflated tires make inflation and maintenance. your scooter ride harshly, are more prone to damage from road hazards, and wear unevenly. The following pages give detailed information on how and when to check Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 133 If you * check air pressure when your tires are includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo & all accessories ‘‘warm’’ –– even if your scooter has only been ridden for a few miles –– the Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 134 Cuts, slits, or cracks in the tires. Replace the tire if you can see fabric or cord. Nails or other foreign objects embedded in the side of the tire or tread. Excessive tread wear. (1) wear indicator (2) wear indicator location mark Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 135 In addition to your regular inspections and 22 07 tire pressure maintenance, it is recommended that you have annual inspections performed once the tires reach 5 years old. It is also recommended that all tires be removed from service after 10 Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 136 Year damaged. As discussed below, a tire that is Week repaired, either temporarily or TIRE LABELING EXAMPLE permanently, will have lower speed and performance limits than a new or undamaged tire. (1) tire identification number (TIN) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 137 (For more information on temporary have a tire repaired, be sure the repair repairs, see If You Have a Flat Tire, work is performed by a professional and page that the wheel is balanced before you ride. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 138: Tire Replacement

    Tires If you have a tire professionally repaired at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Tire Replacement Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page The tires that came on your scooter were...
  • Page 139 Have the wheel balanced after the tire is which you can be seriously hurt or installed. killed. Have the tire replaced by your Honda dealer if possible. Always use the size and type of tires recommended in this owner’s manual.
  • Page 140 Tires If you have a tire professionally replaced at a non-Honda facility, we recommend that you have the work checked by your Honda dealer. Important Safety Reminders Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tire on this scooter. Excessive heat build-up can cause the tube to burst.
  • Page 141: Side Stand

    The engine should stop as you lower the side stand. If the engine doesn’t stop, (1) side stand spring see your Honda dealer for service. Check that the side stand assembly is working properly. If the side stand is stiff or squeaky, clean the pivot area and lubricate the pivot bolt with clean grease.
  • Page 142: Battery

    If you have electrical related accessories contain lead and lead Wash your hands after accessories on your scooter or do not ride compounds. handling. frequently, we recommend that you charge the battery frequently (see Battery Charging, page Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 143 You will get the best storage results from Wear protective clothing and a removing the battery and slow charging it every 30 days (see Battery Charging, face shield, or have a skilled mechanic do the battery page maintenance. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 144 ( ) terminal lead ( ). Pull the battery ( ) out of the battery box. Charge the battery (see following section), unless you have been riding regularly. (1) battery cover (2) clip (cont’d) Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 145 Be sure to connect the positive ( ) − terminal first, then the negative ( ) terminal. (3) battery band Check all bolts and other fasteners are − (4) negative ( ) terminal lead secure. (5) positive ( ) terminal lead + (6) battery Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 146: Battery Charging

    Battery We recommend using a charger designed Battery Charging specifically for your Honda, which can be purchased from your Honda dealer. These Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page units can be left connected for long periods without risking damage to the battery.
  • Page 147: Appearance Care

    Appearance Care Frequent cleaning and polishing will keep Avoid products that contain harsh your Honda looking newer longer. detergents or chemical solvents that Frequent cleaning also identifies you as an could damage the metal, paint, and owner who values your scooter. A clean plastic on your scooter.
  • Page 148 (like those at coin- operated car washes) can damage certain parts of your scooter. High pressure water (or air) can damage certain parts of your scooter. After cleaning, inspect for damage, wear, and leaks (fuel, oil, coolant, and brake fluid). Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 149 Wash your scooter with a sponge or a soft towel. As you wash, check for heavy grime. If necessary, use a mild cleaner/degreaser to remove the grime. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 150 To avoid possible scratching or other damage, use only water and a sof t cloth or sponge to clean the windscreen. If the inside of the headlight lens appears clouded immediately after washing, it should clear after a few minutes of riding. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 151 Suggestions for using spray cleaner(s) follow: Take care to keep battery electrolyte, brake fluid, or other chemical solvents off the windscreen. They will damage the plastic. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 152 If necessary, rub with a sponge. Rinse and dry. Apply a spray cleaner/polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Dull, corroded chrome or Apply a high quality chrome/aluminum aluminum. polish and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 153 Use a wet sponge and mild detergent. Avoid stiff brushes, steel wool, or cleaners containing abrasives or chemical compounds. After washing, rinse with plenty of water and dry with a clean cloth. If the paint is chipped, apply touch-up paint. Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 154 If a surface on your scooter is chipped or scratched, your Honda dealer has touch-up paint to match your scooter’s color. Be sure to use your scooter’s color code (page ) when you buy touch-up paint.
  • Page 155 Servicing Your Honda...
  • Page 156: Tips

    Tips Here’s a few helpful tips on how to store Storing Your Honda ......and transport your Honda, and how to be Transporting Your Scooter ....an environmentally responsible scooter You & the Environment ..... owner. Tips...
  • Page 157 Change the engine oil (page ) and to the Honda Winter Storage Guide, clean the oil strainer screen (page available from your Honda dealer. Make sure the cooling system is filled with a 50/50% antifreeze solution We suggest you perform the following (page procedures to keep your scooter in top Fill the fuel tank.
  • Page 158: Storing Your Honda

    Storing Your Honda To prevent rusting in the cylinder, With the engine stop switch in the perform the following: RUN position, press the start button Remove the spark plug cap from the several times to crank the engine and spark plug. Using tape or string, distribute the oil.
  • Page 159 Storing Your Honda Remove the battery and charge it fully. Store your scooter in an unheated area, Store it in an area protected from free of dampness, away from sunlight, freezing temperatures and direct with a minimum of daily temperature sunlight.
  • Page 160: Removal From Storage

    If your scooter has been stored for more than four months –– change the engine oil (page If your scooter has been stored for more than two months –– ask your Honda dealer to drain and replace the fuel. Charge the battery (page ) as required.
  • Page 161 Transporting Your Scooter If your scooter needs to be transported, it should be carried on a motorcycle trailer, or a truck or trailer with a flatbed area. Do not tow your scooter, as towing can seriously damage the transmission. When contacting a towing or transporting service, be sure to ask if they have a flatbed area, a loading ramp or power ramp to safely lift the scooter, and...
  • Page 162 You & the Environment Recycle Wastes. Owning and riding a scooter can be It’s illegal and enjoyable, but you must do your part to thoughtless to put used engine oil in the protect nature. trash, down a drain, or on the ground. Used oil, gasoline, coolant, and Following are tips on how you can be an cleaning solvents contain poisons that...
  • Page 163 Tips...
  • Page 164: Taking Care Of The Unexpected

    Taking Care of the Unexpected This section discusses the more common General Guidelines ......problems that can occur with your scooter If Your Engine Quits or while you’re riding. It tells you how to Won’t Start ......... evaluate each problem and what actions If You Have a Flat Tire ......
  • Page 165: General Guidelines

    Taking Care of the Unexpected Should you ever have a problem while General Guidelines riding, please follow these guidelines: Always put personal safety first. Keeping your scooter well-maintained is Take time to assess the situation and the best way to reduce the possibility of your options before deciding what to do.
  • Page 166: If Your Engine Quits Or Won't Start

    If you have a problem starting the but the engine won’t start symptom. − engine or experience poor engine − performance the following information may help you. If you can’t correct the problem, see your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 167 (or dead) battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer. faulty starter motor If all possible causes are negative, the starter motor may be faulty. See your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 168 (page loose or unconnected spark Install the spark plug cap securely. If the engine plug cap still won’t start, see your Honda dealer. loose battery cables Tighten the battery terminal bolts. weak battery Charge the battery (page ). If charging doesn’t help, see your Honda dealer.
  • Page 169 If Your Engine Quits or Won’t Start SYMPTOM: Engine starts, but runs poorly. POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO idles roughly, too fast, stalls See your Honda dealer. overheating Check the high coolant temperature indicator. Refer to If Y our Engine Overheats, page runs erratically, misfires May damage catalytic converter.
  • Page 170 If applicable, switch to the recommended octane load gasoline (page ) or change your brand of gasoline. If the problem persists, see your Honda dealer. afterfires (backfires) May damage catalytic converter. See your Honda dealer. pre-ignition (runs on after May damage catalytic converter.
  • Page 171: If You Have A Flat Tire

    If a tire has a major puncture or a cut in the tread or sidewall, or the bead has come loose from the rim, there is probably not much you can do except have your scooter transported to a Honda dealer or other Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 172 If You Have a Flat Tire frequently and check the air pressure. If the tire is losing pressure, it may be unsafe Riding your scooter with a to continue riding. As the tire gets low, it temporary tire repair can be risky. will affect the handling of your scooter If the temporary repair fails, you (especially with a passenger and cargo)
  • Page 173 If You Have a Flat Tire Inflate the tire: Tubeless tires have Should You Repair or Replace a some self-sealing ability if they are Tire? punctured and the result is usually just a slow leak. If this is the case, you can try inflating the tire to see if it will hold air We strongly recommend that you replace, pressure.
  • Page 174 Refer to Saf ety Precautions on page We recommend wheel removal be done only by your Honda dealer or another qualified mechanic. Do not attempt to remove the wheel on your own. Wheel removal requires mechanical skill and professional tools.
  • Page 175: If Your Engine Overheats

    If Your Engine Overheats Normally, the temperature of the coolant in the cooling system will rise to a level about midway between cold and boiling. Continuing to ride with an overheated Hot weather may cause the temperature to engine can cause serious engine damage. rise higher than normal.
  • Page 176 If the reserve tank is low or empty, don’t or water. If the leak is bad, transport your ride without adding coolant (page scooter to a Honda dealer (page After adding coolant, turn the engine on and check the high coolant temperature indicator.
  • Page 177: If A Fuse Blows

    If a Fuse Blows All of the electrical circuits on your The fuse box (including spare fuses) is scooter have fuses to protect them from located near the battery. damage caused by excess current flow (short circuit or overload). Recommended Fuses If something electrical on your scooter main fuse 1 stops working, the first thing you should...
  • Page 178 If a Fuse Blows To access the fuses, remove the battery Open the fuse box cover ( cover (page To check or replace a fuse ( ), pull the old fuse out. Look for a burned wire UNDER SEAT inside the fuse. If the fuse is blown ( ), replace it with a spare fuse ( ) of the same rating.
  • Page 179 If a Fuse Blows MAIN FUSE & CIRCUIT FUSE If you do not have a replacement fuse with the proper rating for the circuit, install one with a lower rating. Replacing a f use with one that has a higher rating greatly increases the chance of damage to the electrical system.
  • Page 180 If the replacement fuse of the same rating burns out in a short time, there is probably a serious electrical problem on your scooter. Leave the blown fuse in that circuit and have your scooter checked by your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 181: If You Crash

    Also, be sure to have person or vehicle is involved in the crash. your Honda dealer check the frame and suspension after any serious crash. If you decide that you are capable of...
  • Page 182: If You Lose Your Key

    If you don’t know your key number, call the dealer where you Be sure to record your key number in the purchased your Honda. They may have it Quick Reference section at the rear of the listed in their records. If they don’t, manual.
  • Page 183: If Your Battery Is Low (or Dead)

    Bump starting is also not recommended. If you can’t charge the battery or it appears unable to hold a charge, contact your Honda dealer. Taking Care of the Unexpected...
  • Page 184: Technical Information

    Technical Information This section contains dimensions, Vehicle Identification ......capacities, and other technical data, plus Specifications ........information on government requirements Break-in Guidelines ......and how to break-in your scooter. Emission Control Systems ....Catalytic Converter ......Oxygenated Fuels ....... Technical Information...
  • Page 185: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification The VIN (vehicle identification number) Serial Numbers is stamped on the frame body under the seat and also appears on the Safety The VIN and engine serial number are Certification Label attached inside the leg required when you register your scooter. shield.
  • Page 186 Vehicle Identification The engine number ( ) is stamped on the UNDER SEAT left side of the crankcase near the rear wheel. LEFT SIDE (2) VIN (3) engine number Technical Information...
  • Page 187 Vehicle Identification CENTER COMPARTMENT Color Label & Code The color label is located in the center compartment. Open the seat (page ) to check the label. The color code is helpful when ordering replacement parts. You may record the color and code in the Quick Reference section at the rear of this manual.
  • Page 188: Specifications

    Specifications Dimensions 75.5 in (1,917 mm) overall length 29.1 in (738 mm) overall width 43.1 in (1,094 mm) overall height 51.4 in (1,305 mm) wheelbase 5.3 in (135 mm) ground clearance Technical Information...
  • Page 189 SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MB, Pro Honda HP4M 4-stroke oil or an equivalent motorcycle oil cooling system, Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent high quality ethylene recommendation glycol antifreeze containing corrosion protection inhibitors specifically recommended for use in aluminum engines 0.74 US qt (0.70 )
  • Page 190 Specifications Capacities passenger capacity operator, one passenger maximum weight 348 lb (158 kg) capacity rider, passenger, all cargo and accessories Engine Specifications displacement 7.6 cu-in (125 cm ) bore & stroke 2.06 × 2.28 in (52.4 × 57.9 mm) compression ratio 11.0 : 1 spark plug (standard) CPR7EA-9 (NGK)
  • Page 191 Specifications Power Transmission V-Belt primary reduction 11.271 final reduction Chassis & Suspension caster 27°00’ trail 3.4 in (86 mm) tire size, front 90/90-14M/C 46P IRC SS-560F tire size, rear 100/90-14M/C 57P IRC SS-560R bias-ply, tubeless tire type tire pressure, front 29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm ) (cold) tire pressure, rear...
  • Page 192 Specifications Electrical 12V-6 Ah (10HR) battery 0.308 kW/5,000 rpm generator Lights 12V 35/30W − headlight 12V 21/5W − brake/tail light 12V 21W − (front) turn signal lights 12V 21W − (rear) 12V 5W − license light Technical Information...
  • Page 193 Specifications Fuses main fuse 1 main fuse 2 15A, 10A other fuses Torque Specifications 18 lbf·ft (24 N·m , 2.4 kgf·m) engine oil drain bolt 15 lbf·ft (20 N·m , 2.0 kgf·m) oil strainer screen Technical Information...
  • Page 194: Break-in Guidelines

    Break-in Guidelines Help assure your scooter’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you ride during the first 300 miles (500 km). During this period, avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration. Technical Information...
  • Page 195: Emission Control Systems

    Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Requirements The Vehicle Emission Control The U. S. Environmental Protection Information label ( ) is attached to the Agency (EPA) and the California Air inside of the center compartment. Resources Board (CARB) require that UNDER SEAT your scooter comply with applicable exhaust emissions standards during its useful life, when operated and maintained...
  • Page 196 Compliance with the terms of the Distributor’s Warranties for Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. utilizes various Scooter Emission Control Systems is systems to reduce hydrocarbons, oxides of necessary in order to keep the emissions nitrogen, and carbon monoxide.
  • Page 197 Emission Control Systems Exhaust Emission Control System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) System The exhaust emission control system includes an ignition timing control system, The PGM-FI system has four subsystems: a PGM-FI system, a three-way catalytic Air Intake, Engine Control, Fuel Control, converter, and an oxygen sensor.
  • Page 198 Emission Control Systems Three-Way Catalytic Converter Evaporative Emission Control System The three-way catalytic converter is in the This scooter complies with the exhaust system. Through chemical requirements of the California Air reactions, they convert HC, CO, and NOx Resources Board (CARB) evaporative in the engine’s exhaust to carbon dioxide emission regulations.
  • Page 199 If you are aware of any of the following crankcase emissions into the atmosphere. symptoms, have the vehicle inspected and Blow-by gas is returned to the combustion repaired by your authorized Honda scooter chamber through the air cleaner and the dealer. intake manifold.
  • Page 200 Emission Control Systems Noise Emission Control System AMONG THOSE ACTS PRESUMED TAMPERING WITH THE NOISE TO CONSTITUTE TAMPERING ARE CONTROL SYSTEM IS PROHIBITED: THE FOLLOWING ACTS: U. S. federal law prohibits the following Removal of, or puncturing the muffler, acts or the causing thereof: ( ) The baffles, header pipes or any other removal or rendering inoperative by any component which conducts exhaust...
  • Page 201 Emission Control Systems Fuel Permeation Emission Control System This vehicle complies with the Fuel Permeation Emission Control regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The fuel tank, fuel hoses, and fuel vapor charge hoses used on this vehicle incorporate fuel permeation control technologies.
  • Page 202: Catalytic Converter

    The catalytic converter acts on HC, CO, the catalytic converter ineffective. and NOx. A replacement unit must be an original Honda part or its equivalent. Keep the engine in good running condition. A poorly running engine can The catalytic converter must operate at a...
  • Page 203: Oxygenated Fuels

    Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are being The following are the EPA-approved blended with alcohol or an ether percentages of oxygenates: compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as oxygenated ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10% fuels. To meet clean air standards, some by Volume areas of the United States use oxygenated You may use gasoline containing up to...
  • Page 204 Oxygenated Fuels METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol) Fuel system damage or performance 5% by Volume problems resulting from the use of an You may use gasoline containing oxygenated fuel containing more than the methanol containing up to 5% methanol percentages of oxygenates mentioned by volume as long as it also contains above are not covered under warranty.
  • Page 205 Technical Information...
  • Page 206: Consumer Information

    Consumer Information This section contains information on your Authorized Manuals ......warranty and how to get an official Honda Warranty Coverage ......Service Manual. Warranty Service ........ Contacting Honda ....... Your Honda Dealer ......The Honda Rider’s Club ....Reporting Safety Defects ....
  • Page 207: Authorized Manuals

    Authorized Manuals The Service Manual used by your authorized Honda dealer is available from Helm, Inc. Also available but not necessary to service your model is the Honda Common Service Manual which explains theory of operation and basic service information for various systems common to all Honda motorcycles, motor scooters and ATVs.
  • Page 208 Order On-Line: www.helminc.com Order Toll Free: 1-888-CYCLE93 (1-888-292-5393) (NOTE: For Credit Card Orders Only) − − Monday Friday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM EST By completing this form you can order the materials desired. You can pay by check or money order, or charge to your credit card. Mail to Helm, Inc. at the address shown on the back of this order form.
  • Page 209 NOTE: Dealers and Companies please provide dealer or company name, and also the name of the person to whose attention the shipment should be sent. Customer Name Attention Street address/P. O. BOX Apartment Number City State Zip Code Daytime Telephone Number Check or money order enclosed payable to Helm Inc.
  • Page 210: Warranty Coverage

    Please read the Warranties Booklet given Almost all of your warranty coverage can to you by your Honda dealer at the time of be extended through the Honda Protection purchase. Be sure to keep your Honda Plan.
  • Page 211: Warranty Service

    If you aren’t satisfied with your your scooter, call the service department dealer’s handling of the situation, we of your Honda dealer. Make an suggest you discuss your problem with the appointment for an inspection and appropriate member of the dealership’s diagnosis.
  • Page 212: Contacting Honda

    That’s why it’s important to work to resolve any differences at the We will likely ask your Honda dealer to dealership level. respond, or possibly acknowledge your comments directly. If you wish to comment on your...
  • Page 213: Your Honda Dealer

    The sales department offers the Honda familiar with the organization of your Protection Plan to extend almost all of Honda dealer so you can utilize the full your warranty coverage. range of services available. Your Honda dealer can inform you about...
  • Page 214: The Honda Rider's Club

    The Honda Rider’s Club You may be eligible for a Honda Rider’s Club of America (HRCA) membership with the purchase of your new Honda. You can log on to the HRCA Clubhouse website for details at www.hrca.honda. com. Consumer Information...
  • Page 215: Reporting Safety Defects

    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Consumer Information...
  • Page 216 Consumer Information...
  • Page 217: Index

    ........... 135 air cleaner ..........109 brakes, air pressure, tires ........125 fluid ........... 117 American Honda, contacting ....205 freeplay ..........121 apparel, protective ........34 pad wear ..........120 appearance care ........
  • Page 218 Index capacity, fuel ......... . 91 defects, reporting safety ...... . 208 care, appearance ........140 catalytic converter ....... . 195 cleaning, appearance care ....140 color label ..........180 emission control systems ..... . 188 compartment, engine, center ..........
  • Page 219 Rider’s Club ........207 recommendation ........ . 90 dealer ..........206 tank capacity ........91 Honda service manual ......200 fuses ............170 horn button ..........28 gap, spark plug ........114 gasohol ..........
  • Page 220 Index identification, vehicle ......178 maintenance, ignition switch ........23 component locations ......85 indicators ..........13 importance ......... . 72 inspection, pre-ride ........ . 38 periodic ..........76 record ..........83 safety ...........
  • Page 221 Index numbers, serial ........178 parking ........... . 64 pinging, engine ........90 plug, spark ..........113 pre-ride inspection ........38 odometer ..........17 problems, unexpected ......157 oil, engine ..........93 protective apparel ........
  • Page 222 ......208 important precautions ......74 rider training ........3, 36 labels ............ Rider’s Club, Honda ......207 reporting defects ....... 208 riding, riding precautions ....... 48 basic operation ........
  • Page 223 Index speedometer ..........17 start button ..........26 starting, engine ..........49 temperature indicator, coolant ....16 troubleshooting ........ . 159 theft-prevention tips ....... 67 steering lock ..........65 throttle ........... 112 stop switch, engine ........
  • Page 224 Index vehicle identification no. (VIN) ... 178 warranty, coverage ..........203 extended ..........203 service ..........204 washing your scooter ......142 weight limit ..........42 Index...
  • Page 225: Quick Reference

    Honda. You’ll also find space to record important notes. The engine of your Honda can be the most expensive component to repair. Proper maintenance, especially the use of the recommended fluids and filters, prevents premature wear and damage.
  • Page 226 Quick Reference Engine No. Ignition Key No. Color Label Owner’s Name Address City/State Phone Dealer’s Name Address City/State Phone Service Mgr. Quick Reference...
  • Page 227 Engine Oil API Service Classification SJ or higher except oils labeled as energy conserving on the circular API service label, SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MB, Pro Honda HP4M 4-stroke oil or an equivalent 348 lb (158 kg) Maximum Weight...
  • Page 228 (90 kg) of added weight CPR7EA-9 (NGK) standard: Spark Plug Coolant ethylene glycol antifreeze (silicate-free) for aluminum engines in 50/50 solution with Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent distilled water Fuses main 1: main 2: 15A, 10A other: Quick Reference...
  • Page 229 Quick Reference These symbols are used in Controls & Features section: SYMBOL COMPONENT SEE PAGE START button − engine stop switch − engine stop switch − headlight dimmer switch − headlight dimmer switch turn signal switch horn button Quick Reference...

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