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KYMCO PEOPLE S 50 2005 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 Dear KYMCO Scooter Users: Thank you for purchasing this KYMCO scooter and welcome to the family of KYMCO scooter riders. To enjoy safer and more pleasant riding, become thoroughly familiar with this owner's manual before you ride the scooter. You safety depends not only on your own alertness and familiarity with the scooter but also the scooter mechanical condition.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

  • Page 6: Precautions For A Safe Riding

    1.PRECAUTIONS FOR A SAFE RIDING (1) CLOTHES To relax and wear comfortable clothes are the main points for a safe riding. To observe traffic laws, keep a cool mind, relax and be careful will provide you a safe riding. (1) Wear helmet and fasten it tightly. (2) Have the clothes well-arranged.
  • Page 7 (2) RIDING METHOD The safety of two-wheel vehicles is influenced by sitting position. The rider should sit on the central part of the seat cushion. If the rider sits on the rear part of the seat, the load of front wheel will decrease. As a result, the handlebar will swing and cause danger to the rider.
  • Page 8: Parts Location

    . PARTS LOCATION (1) Headlight switch (P.9)/ Electric starter button (P.9) (2) Speedometer (P.13) (3) Main stand (4) Ignition switch (P.8) (5) Helmet holder (P.12) (6) Oil tank cap (P.15) (7) Muffler (P.12) (8) Front Luggage Box...
  • Page 9 (1) Seat lock (P.12) (2) Fuel fill cap (P.21) (3) Met-in box (P.12) (4) Helmet holder (P.12) (5) Center hook (P.17) (6) Side stand Headlight dimmer switch (P.10)/ Passing signal switch (P.10)/ Turn signal switch (P.11)/ Horn button(P.11) (8) Kick starter pedal (P.31) (9) Air cleaner housing (P.39) (8) (9)
  • Page 10 (1) Headlight (2) Left back mirror (3) Rear brake lever (4) Left front turn signal light (5) Left front cushion (6) Right front cushion (7) Right front turn signal light (8) Front brake lever (9) Right back mirror...
  • Page 11: Frame Number

    FRAME NUMBER The read frame number, please remove the cover on inner cover with a flat head screwdriver. Frame number is the same written in document and warranty card. Please write down your frame number in place below. FRAME NUMBER:...
  • Page 12: Engine Number Key Number

    ENGINE NUMBER The engine number is stamped on right engine case. Please write down your engine number in place below. ENGINE NUMBER: KEY NUMBER The key number (1) will be needed when you order replacement part. Record the number for your reference.
  • Page 13: Operation Instructions

    3. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS (1) IGNITION SWITCH/STEERING HANDLEBAR LOCK :At this position, power is connected to start the engine. The key cannot be taken out. :At this position, power is cut off and the engine stops. The key can be taken out. :At this position, the steering handlebar is locked.
  • Page 14: Electric Starter Button Headlight Switch

    (2) ELECTRIC STARTER BUTTON " " To start the engine, first turn on the ignition switch " "and then push the electric starter button. At this time, be sure to fully apply the front or rear brake lever in order to connect the power. CAUTION: During engine running, do not push the electric starter button to avoid engine damage.
  • Page 15: Headlight Dimmer Switch/passing Signal Switch

    (4) HEADLIGHT DIMMER SWITCH/PASSING SIGNAL SWITCH Switch to this position for using high beam. When riding in downtown area or there is a car coming from the opposite direction, use low beam to avoid affecting the visibility of coming cars. CAUTION: This indicator light comes on when the long distance light is turned on.
  • Page 16: Horn Button/turn Signal Switch

    (5) HORN BUTTON " "/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH When the ignition switch key is turned the" " position, push the horn button and it will sound. Move the turn signal switch to (1) For turning to the right. (2) For turning to the left. (3) Push the turn signal switch button to release it.
  • Page 17: Seat Lock/met-in Box

    (6) SEAT LOCK/MET-IN BOX Unlock the seat and put the helmet in the MET-IN box. PUSH 《 》 Unlocking Method Stop the engin and turn the ignition switch to the " " position. Turn the key left to unlock the seat. If the engin is running.
  • Page 18: Instruments And Indicators

    (8) INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS (1) FUEL GAUGE: The fuel gauge is to show the volume of gasoline in the fuel tank. If the fuel gauge pointer is at the "E" area, the fuel is insufficient. Refill 92# or 95# nonleaded gasoline as early as possible. (2) SPEEDOMETER (km/hour): The riding speed is indicated by km/hour.
  • Page 19 (7) TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR LIGHT(LEFT): When the turn signal switch is operated, this indicator light will wink. (8) LOW OIL LEVER INDICATOR: When the ignition switch is "ON", it is normal if the low oil lever indicator light comes on for several seconds and then goes out. If the light does not go out, it means that the 2-stroke engine oil is insufficient.
  • Page 20: Operation Instruction For Multi-meter

    Operation Instruction for Multi-meter Press and hold button A until 2 seconds: shift the nuit mph or km/h Button B(mode) Button A(adjustment) Press and hold button B until 2 seconds: shift function to ODO or TRIP...
  • Page 21 (4)Time adjustment: (3)Trip Rese: Press and hold button Press and hold button A and B until 2 seconds and B until 2 seconds simultaneously to reset to simultaneously to adjust time when at ODO function. zero when at trip function. Then the hour display will start flashing, press button B to adjust hour.
  • Page 22 (9) REAR CUSHION To suit scooter behavior to load condition rear cushion could be adjusted in spring position. Using the special tool changed the spring position. It is possible adjust rear cushion in three positions as follows: " hard " position "...
  • Page 23: Pre-ride Inspection

    4. PRE-RIDE INSPECTION (1) ADVANCE INSPECTION Get into a good habit of inspection before riding. For the sake of safety and to prevent vehicle damage and traffic accidents, the pre-ride inspection is absolutely required. CAUTION: Be sure to perform inspection and maintenance for your new scooter after it is ridden for 300km.
  • Page 24 If the engine has been run after the low oil level indicator has come on, the scooter must be taken to an authorized KYMCO dealer for inspection and bleeding of the oil system. Failure to do this will result in serious engine damage.
  • Page 25: Front Luggage Box

    (3) FRONT LUGGAGE BOX (Unlocking Method) Turn the ignition key directly from the " " to the " " position, then open the luggage box cover automatically. (Locking Method) Push up the luggage box cover and press it up to make it lock automatically.
  • Page 26: Tire Inspection

    (4) TIRE INSPECTION 1.Tire Pressure Check Check if the tire pressure is normal when the tire is in contact with level ground. If there is any abnormal condition, check the tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge. Measure the tire pressure under room temperature. The tire pressure must not overpass 2.50kg/cm NORMAL PRESSURE(1 Rider / 2 Riders ) Front Wheel...
  • Page 27 2. Cracks & damage Check the tire-contact area for crack or damage. 3. Abnormal wear Check the tire-contact area for abnormal wear. 4. Foreign objects of metal piece & gravel Check the tires and tire-contact area for imbedded objects of metal piece and gravel. 5.
  • Page 28: Fuel Level Inspection/refilling

    (5) FUEL LEVEL INSPECTION/REFILLING Check if the fuel is sufficient. If the fuel gauge pointer is at red grid, refill #92 or #95 nonleaded gasoline as soon as possible. 《 》 Refilling Method 1.Open the seat with the ignition switch key.(Refer to P8) 2.Turn the tank cap counterclockwise with hand to open the cap.
  • Page 29: Steering Handlebar Instrument Lights Inspection

    (6) STEERING HANDLEBAR Visually inspect the steering handlebar for damage. Apply the front brake and move the handlebar upward and downward to check for abnormal noise. Move the steering handlebar upward, downward, rightward and leftward to check for any loose parts. Check if the handlebar rotates freely.
  • Page 30: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

    If the brake lever travel become excessive and the brake pads are not worn beyond the recommended limit, There is probably air in the brake system and it must be bled. See your authorized KYMCO dealer for this service. To prevent damage to the brake system, use only fluid from a sealed container.
  • Page 31: Brake Pad Wear Brake Shoe Wear

    (9) BRAKE PAD WEAR Check the wear indicator mark on each pad. If either pad is worn to the wear indicator mark, replace both pads as a set. See your authorized KYMCO dealer for this service. (10) BRAKE SHOE WEAR The rear brake is equipped with a brake wear indicator.
  • Page 32: Brake Lever Free Play Inspection & Adjustment

    (11) BRAKE LEVER FREE PLAY INSPECTION & 1~2cm ADJUSTMENT The rear brake lever free play should be adjusted to 10~20mm (0.4~0.8 in) at the tip of the brake lever. If the free play is incorrect, adjust as follows: Place the scooter on its main stand. Turn the adjusting nut in direction (A) to decrease play, and in direction (B) to increase play.
  • Page 33 CAUTION: Make sure the cut-out on the adjusting nut (2) is seated on the brake arm pin (1) after making final free play adjustment.
  • Page 34: Horn/light Inspection

    (12) HORN/LIGHTS INSPECTION Turn the ignition switch to the " " position and push horn button to check if it sounds. Headlight/Taillight Inspection: Start the engine and turn on the headlight switch to check if the headlight and taillight are good and check the light shells for dirt and damage.
  • Page 35: Reflector Check Previous Abnormal Parts Inspection

    (13) FRONT/REAR SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION Check the condition of the front/rear shock absorbers by pressing down on the handlebar and seat several times. (14) BRAKE PERFORMANCE INSPECTION Fully apply the front and rear brake levers and move the scooter forward to see if the braking effect is good.
  • Page 36: Engine Starting Methods

    5. ENGINE STARTING METHODS (1) TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH "ON" Unlock the steering handlebar. Turn the ignition switch to the " " position. CAUTION: Check the gasoline volume and engine oil level before starting the engine. Be sure to erect the main stand while starting the engine and side stand is up.
  • Page 37 (3) USE THE ELECTRIC STARTER BUTTON Push the electric starter button without rotating the throttle grip. If the engine fails to start after the electric starter button ~ is pressed for 3 4 seconds when it is warm, rotate the ~...
  • Page 38 START WITH THE KICK PEDAL 1.Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. 2.Depress the kick pedal with force. When the engine is cold and does not start after the kick pedal is depressed for 3¡4 times, rotate the throttle grip 1/8~1/4 for 1/8¡1/4 turn to facilitate starting.
  • Page 39: Normal Riding Method

    6. NORMAL RIDING METHOD (1) STARTING THE ENGINE Start the engine by referring to the starting methods specified in Section 5. CAUTION: Keep your finger away from the button immediately after the engine is started to avoid engine damage. The rear brake lever should be kept at the braking position before riding.
  • Page 40 (3) CORRECT SITTING POSITION Ride astride on the scooter from the left side and sit upright. Touch the ground with left foot to avoid slipping. CAUTION: The rider must wear helmet, gloves and goggles. Do not wear any clothes which will affect riding safety.
  • Page 41: Precautions For Riding

    7. PRECAUTIONS FOR RIDING CORRECT RIDING Before moving, turn on the turn signal light and make sure whether the rear side is safe. Do not rush into the car lanes and always keep the scooter to the right side to avoid danger. CAUTION: Moderate riding will prolong the engine service life.
  • Page 42 (3) PROPER RIDING WILL PROLONG THE ENGINE LIFE 40KM For a new scooter, keep the speed below 40km per hour within the first 1000km of riding. Avoid sudden acceleration and long-time riding at high speed. In hot weather, the engine overheats easily at long-time idling.
  • Page 43 (5) DO NOT MAKE SUDDEN STOP OR SHARP TURN Sudden stop and sharp turn are the main causes for slipping and could be very dangerous. In rainy days the road is slippery. Sudden stop will cause the scooter to slip. Be careful to avoid danger.
  • Page 44 (6) BE MORE CAREFUL WHILE RIDING IN RAINY DAYS A longer braking distance is required in rainy days than in sunny days. Be sure to slow down and brake the scooter slowly as soon as possible. When riding on a descending road, restore the throttle grip to closed position and slow down by making intermittent braking.
  • Page 45: How To Stop Riding

    8. HOW TO STOP RIDING (1) WHILE GO NEAR THE PARKING PLACE Turn on the turn signal light in advance. Watch out vehicles coming behind or aside and stop the scooter to the right side slowly. Restore the throttle grip to closed position and apply the front and rear brake levels as soon as possible.
  • Page 46 (3) PARKING Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground and do not hinder the traffic. Stand on the left side and grip the handlebar straight with left hand and the side rod or rear carrier with right hand. Then, step down the main stand evenly with right foot and pull the scooter backward by force with right hand.
  • Page 47: Easy Maintenance

    9. EASY MAINTENANCE (1) AIR CLEANER CLEANING & REPLACEMENT 1.Remove the air filter case cover by removing the 5 screws. 2.Remove the air cleaner (1).
  • Page 48 3.Wash the air cleaner gently but thoroughly in solvent. 4.Squeeze the excess solvent out of the cleaner and let it dry. CAUTION: Never use petrol or low flash point solvents for cleaning the air cleaner. A fire or explosion could result. Do not twist the air cleaner when squeezing it.
  • Page 49: Appearance Cleaning

    (2) APPEARANCE CLEANING Often wipe clean the scooter appearance to prevent accumulated dust affecting the function of components. CAUTION: If a scooter is not used for a long time, check the operation of each part and replace lubricants before riding. Ride the scooter only after its performance is confirmed.
  • Page 50: Battery

    (3) BATTERY Battery remove 1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF. 2. Remove two screws (1). 3. Push the retainer (2) and remove the battery cover (3). 4. Disconnect the negative (-) terminal lead (1) from the battery first, then disconnect the positive (+) terminal lead (2).
  • Page 51 This model adopts the battery which needs no refilling of distilled water. When cleaning the terminals, remove the screws attaching the battery cover on the panel-foot and then open the battery cover. When battery terminals are corroded, take out the battery for cleaning.
  • Page 52: Fuse Change

    (4) FUSE REPLACEMENT When frequent fuse failure occurs, it usually indicates a short circuit or an overload in the electrical system. See your authorized KYMCO dealer for repair. (1) Charge system fuse specification: 7A (2) Ignition switch fuse specification: 7A The spare fuse (3) is on the battery compartment.
  • Page 53 3. Slide the old fuse out of the clips and discard it. 4. Slide the clips (2) onto the ends of the new fuse, push them back into the fuse holder (1), and close the fuse holder. The spare fuse is on the battery compartment. CAUTION: Do not pry the clips open to get a fuse out;...
  • Page 54: Transmission Gear Oil

    (5) TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL Transmission oil measurement: 1.Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. ~ After the engine stops for 2 3 minutes. Remove the oil filler bolt (1) and check the oil level (2). It should be up to the brim of the hole. If the level is low, add oil to raise it to the proper level.
  • Page 55: Spark Plug Inspection

    (6) SPARK PLUG INSPECTION Check the spark plug side electrodes for wear. Fouling deposits on spark plug electrodes and big gap may result in weak spark. Spark Plug Removal: 1.Remove the spark plug with a spark plug remover. 2.The installation sequence is the reverse of removal. Spark Plug Cleaning: 1.It is better to remove spark plug deposits with a spark plug cleaner.
  • Page 56: Inspection For Wire And Cable

    (7) BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSPECTION /REFILLING Add recommended brake fluid DOT 4 into the tank until the fluid level reaches the upper limit and then put on the cover and tighten the screws. Recommended Brake Fluid: DOT 4 CAUTION: Do not mix brake fluid of different brands. It may cause brake failure and is very dangerous.
  • Page 57: Important Notices

    Is the way to start the engine correct? Is there any other faulty parts? (2) IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN For any trouble occurred during riding, go to a KYMCO distributor or service station for inspection. CAUTION: For the sake of safety and to prevent vehicle damage and save your precious time, the pre-ride inspection is absolutely required.
  • Page 58: Pollution-free Periodic Maintenance Schedule

    (3) POLLUTION-FREE PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE In order to have a safe riding, maintain good performance, prolong the scooter service life and reduce pollution, make sure to perform the periodic inspection and maintenance. : Inspect and clean, lubricate, refill, repair or replace if necessary. : Adjust : Clean : Replace...
  • Page 59: Specifications

    (4) SPECIFICATIONS 2-stroke single Engine Type Overall Length 2010 mm cylinder Displacement (cc) 49.5 720 mm Overall Width Overall Height Bore x Stroke (mm) 39x41.4 1300 mm Compression Ratio Dry Weight 100 kg Max. Horsepower Speed limited: 3.5/6500 Wheel Base 1360 mm (ps/rpm) Max.
  • Page 60: Kymco Clean Air System (for Euro 2)

    11.KYMCO CLEAN AIR SYSTEM (FOR EURO 2) The KYMCO Clean Air System is a secondary air suction system that helps the exhaust gases to burn more completely. When the spent fuel charge is released into the exhaust system, it is still hot enough to burn.
  • Page 61 KWANG YANG MOTOR CO.,LTD. NO.35 Wan Hsing Street, San Min District Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China Telephone : 886-7-3822526 FAX : 886-7-3950021 By KWANG YANG Motor Co., Ltd. First Edition, Mar 2005 All rights reserved. Any reproduction or unauthorized use without the written permission of KWANG YANG Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Page 62 KWANG YANG MOTOR CO.,LTD. NO.35 Wan Hsing Street, San Min District Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China Telephone : 886-7-3822526 FAX : 886-7-3950021...

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