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Pre-Operation Inspection; St Art Ing The Engine; Start Ing A Cold Engine; Starting A W Arm Engin - Honda 175 1971 Owner's Manual

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PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION
starting
the motor,
it
is
suggested
perform a general in spection
as
of
habi
t to
confirm
th;i
t th
e
le is
in
goo
d,
safe
riding
co
ncli
-
is
inspection
requires on ly ;i few
rnd can save you mu ch
ti
me and
in the long
run
.
e
fo llowing items
and
if adju
st-
servicin
g
is
necessary, refer
to
>p
r
iate
secti
o
n in th
e
manual.
·
oil
level-add
oil if it
is
bel
ow
wer
level
mark on th
e
dipstick
.
27)
eve
l-
fill
t
ank
to
insure
a
suffic i-
c
111
supply.
(p;igc
·1
m
3.
Front
;111d
Re;ir Bra
kes
-
Check fre
e play
of fro
nt
lever and r ear
pedal t
hen
ad-
ju
st .i
s required.
(pape
44, 45)
4. Tir
e
prc
s~
ur
c
Check
ai
r
pressure
and
infl
,1te
wh
en
r
equired.
(page 46)
5.
D rive cha
in
Adjust
chain tension if
to
loose.
(p
age
41)
6.
Th ro
ttle
oper
at
ion
-
Repa
ir
if not
smoo
t
h.
(page 36)
7.
Tu
rn
signal
light.
tail/
stop
and head-
light
s
Rcpl;ice
when
n ot
operating
p
roperly.
STARTING
THE
ENG
INE
A Cold Engine
he fu el
valve
to the"
ON"
posi-
the
key
into the
ign
i
t
ion
swi tch
rn
to the "ON"
p
osi
tion
.
Ob-
serve
th
e
green
neu
tral indicator lamp
on
the
left
side
of
th
e
tach ometer.
The
lamp will light when the tran
s-
mission is in
th
e
neutral
position.
3. Raise
t
he
choke
lever
to the
ful
ly
closed
posi
ti
on
.
4.
Twist the
thro
tt
le
grip
counter
clock-
w
ise
sligh tly
and
depress the
starter
button.
If the engine
does
not
star
t
wi thin
5
seco
nds,
release
the starter
button
and
wa
it
appr
oximately
10
second
s
before
depressi ng
the
sta
r
ter
button
again.
If
the
engi ne
does
n
ot
readi
ly
start with the
start er
motor,
prevent
excessive
battery
drain
by
usi
ng
the
kick
starter pedal
to
sta rter
th
e
engine.
If
the engine fai ls
to start
after sever
al r
epea
ted
attempts,
turn
the
ignition
swi
tch
"OFF" and
lower
the
choke lever
t
o
the
fu lly
open
posi-
tion
.
Twist
the
throttl
e
grip
fu
l
ly
counter
clockwise and crank the
en
gine
using either the
starter
motor
or
kick
starter.
Then
t
urn the
ignitio
n switch
to "ON"
and
fol
low the
starting p
r
o-
cedure
outlined in
steps
1
thr
ough
4,
w
ithou
t
using the choke.
5.
After
th
e
engine
sta
rts,
operate at
ap-
proxi
mately
1500
rpm until the
engine
r
esponds
pr
oper
ly to
the th
r
ottle
wi
th
the choke fully open.
Sta
rting
i
n Extrem
e
Cold Weather
Wi
th
the
ignition
switch
in
the
"
OFF
"
position, p rime the engi ne by
crank
ing
several tim
es
with
the
kick starter pedal.
The choke
should be
fu
l
ly
cl osed
and
the
thrott
le
op
en, then
fo
l
low
the
procedure
for starting a cold engine.
Starting A
_
Warm Engine
W
hen restarting
th
e
engine
while
still
wa
r
m
.
pr
oceed
as wit
h
cold
engi
ne
start-
i
ng excep
t
the
use
of
the
choke
is not
r equired.
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