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Honda SH300 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Honda SH300/R SH300A/AR OWNER’S MANUAL MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO MANUAL DO PROPRIETÁRIO © Honda Italia Industriale S.p.A. 2007...
  • Page 3 Honda SH300/R SH300A/AR OWNER’S MANUAL © Honda Italia Industriale S.p.A. 2007...
  • Page 4: Important Information

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION • OPERATOR AND PASSENGER This scooter is designed to carry the operator and one passenger. Never exceed the maximum weight capacity as shown on the accessories and loading label. • ON-ROAD USE This scooter is designed to be used only on the road. •...
  • Page 5 All information in this publication is based on the latest production information available at the time of approval for printing. Honda Italia Industriale S.p.A. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation.
  • Page 6 This information is intended to help you avoid damage to your scooter, other property, or the environment. When servicing is required, remember that your Honda dealer knows your scooter best. If you have the required mechanical “know-how” and tools, your dealer can supply you with an Official Honda Service Manual to help you perform many maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Page 7 • Following codes in this manual indicate each country. SH300/R - SH300A/AR France European direct sales France IIIED European direct sales • The specifications may vary with each location.
  • Page 8 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 9 n DANGER You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. n WARNING You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. n CAUTION You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. • Safety Headings - such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions. •...
  • Page 10 OPERATION Page Page 1 SCOOTER SAFETY 53 FEATURES 1 Important safety information (Not required for operation) 2 Protective apparel 53 Steering lock 5 Load limits and guidelines 54 Seat lock 55 Helmet holder 10 PARTS LOCATION 56 Center compartment 13 Instruments and indicators 57 Left compartment 26 MAJOR COMPONENTS 58 Accessory socket...
  • Page 11 MAINTENANCE Page Page 77 MAINTENANCE 119 CLEANING 77 The importance of Maintenance 78 Maintenance safety 123 STORAGE GUIDE 79 Safety precautions 123 Storage 80 Maintenance schedule 125 Removal from storage 83 Tool kit 84 Serial numbers 126 SPECIFICATIONS 85 Colour label 86 Air cleaner 130 CATALYTIC CONVERTER 88 Belt case air cleaner...
  • Page 13 SCOOTER SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Make Yourself Easy to See Your scooter can provide many years of Some drivers do not see scooters because service and pleasure – if you take they are not looking for them. To make responsibility for your own safety and yourself more visible, wear bright reflective understand the challenges that you can clothing, position yourself so other drivers...
  • Page 14 Never exceed n WARNING load limits and only use accessories that have been approved by Honda for this scooter. Not wearing a helmet increases the See page 5 for more details. chance of serious injury or death in a crash.
  • Page 15 Helmets and Eye Protection Additional Riding Gear Your helmet is your most important piece of In addition to a helmet and eye protection, riding gear because it offers the best we also recommend: protection against head injuries. A helmet • Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help should fit your head comfortably and protect your feet and ankles.
  • Page 16 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. Shoes should be close-fitting, have low heels and offer ankle protection.
  • Page 17 Follow all load limits and other loading stability. Non-Honda accessories, improper guidelines in this manual. modifications, and poor maintenance can also reduce your safety margin.
  • Page 18 Load limits Following are the load limits for your scooter: Maximum weight capacity: 180 kg (397 lbs) Includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo and all accessories. Maximum cargo weight: 19 kg (42 lbs) The weight of added accessories will reduce the maximum cargo weight you can carry. Putting too much weight in individual storage compartments can also affect stability and handling.
  • Page 19 If you wish to carry more cargo, check with • If you change your normal load, you may your Honda dealer for advice and be sure to need to adjust the rear suspension (see read the information regarding accessories page 26).
  • Page 20 Before consider making specifically designed and tested for your modifications or adding an accessory, be scooter. Because Honda cannot test all other sure to read the following information. accessories, you must be personally responsible for proper selection, installation n WARNING and use of non-Honda accessories.
  • Page 21 • Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your Modifications scooter. This scooter was not designed We strongly advise you not to remove any for these attachments, and their use can original equipment or modify your scooter in seriously impair your scooter’s handling. any way that would change its design or operation.
  • Page 22: Parts Location

    PARTS LOCATION Rearview Rear brake fluid Instruments Front brake fluid Rearview mirror reservoir reservoir mirror Rear brake Front brake lever lever Headlight dimmer switch Throttle grip Passing light control switch Engine stop switch Turn signal switch Start button Horn button Ignition switch...
  • Page 23 Left compartment Shopping hook Air cleaner housing Helmet holder Belt case air cleaner Coolant reserve tank Passenger Center Side stand footpeg stand...
  • Page 24 Center compartment Tool kit Fuel fill cap Battery Main fuse Fuse box Oil filler cap / dipstick Passenger footpeg...
  • Page 25: Instruments And Indicators

    INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS The indicators are contained in the instrument panel. Their functions are described in the tables on the following pages. (1) Coolant temperature gauge (2) Left turn signal indicator (3) High beam indicator (4) Speedometer (5) Low oil pressure indicator (6) Right turn signal indicator (14) (7) Fuel gauge...
  • Page 26 (Ref. No.) Description Function (1) Coolant temperature gauge Shows coolant temperature (page 22). The coolant temperature gauge needle wil swing to the maximum scale on the dial once when the ignition switch is turned ON. (2) Left turn signal indicator (green) Flashes when the left turn signal operates.
  • Page 27 (RUN). If it comes on at any other time, reduce speed and take the motorcycle to your Honda dealer as soon as possible. (9) Clock button This button is used to set the time (page 20); it also serves for the oil change indicator reset procedure (page 24).
  • Page 28 (Ref. No.) Description Function (10) Multi-function display The display includes the following functions; This display shows the initial display (page 18). Odometer Shows accumulated mileage (page 21) Tripmeter A and B Shows trip mileage (page 21) Shows hours and minutes (page 20) Digital clock (11) Tripmeter reset button (TRIP)
  • Page 29 (Ref. No.) Description Function This indicator light normally illuminates when the (12) Anti-lock brake system (ABS) indicator (red) ignition switch is set to ON and is extinguished when (SH300A/AR) the scooter is ridden at a speed of more than 10 km/h (6 mph).
  • Page 30 Initial Display When the ignition switch is turned ON, the multi-function display (1) will temporarily show all the modes and digital segments so you can make sure the liquid crystal display is fuctioning properly. The unit “mile” (2) will be displayed only for E type.
  • Page 31 Multi-function Display Multi-function display (1) includes the following functions: Odometer/Tripmeter Digital clock (1) Odometer/Tripmeter (2) Digital clock...
  • Page 32 Digital Clock 3. To set the hour, press the CLOCK button Shows hour and minute. To adjust the time, until the desired time AM/PM displayed. proceed as follows: • The time is advanced by one minute, 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. each time the button is pushed.
  • Page 33 Odometer/Tripmeter The odometer (1) shows accumulated mileage. Shows mileage per trip. There are two tripmeters, tripmeter A (2) and tripmeter B (3). Switch between the A and B displays by pressing the Tripmeter reset button (4) repeatedly. Resetting the tripmeter To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the Tripmeter reset button (4) with the display in the tripmeter A or tripmeter B mode.
  • Page 34 Coolant temperature gauge The coolant temperature gauge (1) shows coolant temperature. When the needle begins to move above the “C” (Cold) mark, the engine is warm enough for the scooter to be ridden. The normal operating temperature range is within the section between the “H”...
  • Page 35 Fuel gauge The fuel gauge (1) shows the approximate fuel supply available in a graduated display. When the gauge needle enters the red band (2), fuel will be low and you should refill the tank as soon as possible. The amount of fuel left in the tank,with the vehicle set upright, when the needle enters the red band is approximately:...
  • Page 36 Oil change indicator The oil change indicator (1) illuminates when the distance covered by the scooter arrives at the oil change interval specified in the user and maintenance table program (page 81). Reset the indicator after every oil change, as follows.
  • Page 37 NOTE The first oil change is at 1000 km (600 miles), but in this case the indicator should not be reset. The indicator will appear after the scooter has covered approximately 6000 km (4000 miles for the type E). Therefore, after the second engine oil change as prescribed by the maintenance table (page 81) remember to reset the oil change indicator (page 24).
  • Page 38: Major Components

    MAJOR COMPONENTS (Information you need to operate this scooter) SUSPENSION The shock absorber (1) has 5 adjustment positions for different load or riding conditions. Use a pin spanner (2) to adjust the rear shock. Always adjust the shock absorber position in sequence (1-2-3-4-5 or 5-4-3-2-1).
  • Page 39 BRAKES Combined Brake System (CBS) This scooter is equipped with a Combined Brake System. Operating the rear brake lever applies the rear brake and a portion of front brake. full braking effectiveness, use both the front and rear brake lever simultaneously, as you would with a conventional scooter braking system.
  • Page 40 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) • The ABS system may be engaged by (SH300A/AR) sudden upward or downward level differences in the road surface. This model is also equipped with an Anti-lock Make sure you observe the prescriptions Brake System (ABS) designed to help prevent wheel lock up during hard braking on uneven concerning tyres (page 39).
  • Page 41 ABS Indicator Light (SH300A/AR) Honda dealer as soon as possible. The ABS indicator may illuminate if the rear This indicator normally illuminates when the wheel is driven at high speed for more than ignition switch is set to ON and is extingui-...
  • Page 42 As the brake pads wear, the brake fluid level drops. The recommended brake fluid is Honda There are no adjustments to perform, but DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container, fluid level and pad wear must be inspected or an equivalent.
  • Page 43 (page 104-105). Worn pads must be replaced. If the pads are not worn, have your brake system inspected for leaks. The recommended brake fluid is Honda (1) LOWER level mark DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container, or an equivalent.
  • Page 44 COOLANT The factory provides a 50/50 solution of Coolant recommendation antifreeze and distilled water in this scooter. This coolant solution is recommended for The owner must properly maintain the most operating temperatures and provides coolant to prevent freezing, overheating and corrosion.
  • Page 45 The reserve tank is located underneath, on loss is excessive, check for leaks and see the left hand side of the footrest. your Honda dealer for repair. Check the level of coolant in the reserve tank (1) when the engine is at normal operating •...
  • Page 46 Removing the footrest cover Removing the coolant tank compartment 1. Remove the two screws (1). cover 2. Remove the footrest cover with care (2). 1. Remove screw (1). To replace it, perform the above 2. Lift up the coolant compartment cover (2) operations in reverse order.
  • Page 47 FUEL Fuel tank The fuel tank is located under the seat. Fuel tank capacity is: 9.10 To open the fuel fill cap (1) unlock and lift up the seat (page 54), then remove the fuel fill cap by turning it counterclockwise. Do not overfill the tank.
  • Page 48 If “spark knock” or “pinking” occurs at a steady engine speed under normal load, change brands of petrol. If spark knock or pinking persists, consult your Honda dealer. Failure to do so is considered misuse, and damage caused by misuse is not covered...
  • Page 49 (gasohol), be sure it’s octane rating warranty. Honda cannot endorse the use of is at least as high as that recommended by Honda. There are two types of “gasohol”:...
  • Page 50 ENGINE OIL NOTICE Engine oil level check Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause Check the engine oil level each day before riding serious engine damage. the scooter. The level must be maintained between the upper (1) and the lower (2) level marks on the oil filler cap/dipstick (3).
  • Page 51: Air Pressure

    TUBELESS TYRES Air pressure To safely operate your scooter, your tyres Keeping your tyres properly inflated must be the proper type and size, in good provides the best combination of handling, condition with adequate tread and correctly tread life and riding comfort. Generally, inflated for the load you are carrying.
  • Page 52: Inspection

    Always check air pressure when your tyres Inspection are “cold” – when the scooter has been Whenever you check the tyre pressures, parked for at least three hours. If you check you should also examine the tyre treads and air pressure when your tyres are “warm” – sidewalls for wear, damage, and foreign when the scooter has been ridden for even objects:...
  • Page 53 Tread Wear Replace tyres before tread depth at the centre of the tyre reaches the following limit: Minimum tread depth Front: 1.5 mm (0.06 in) Rear: 2.0 mm (0.08 in) < For Germany > German law prohibits use of tyres whose tread depth is less than 1.6 mm.
  • Page 54 Tyre repair Even if a tyre is professionally repaired with If a tyre is punctured or damaged, you a permanent internal patch plug, it will not be as good as a new tyre. should replace it not repair it. As discussed You should not exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) below, a tyre that is repaired, either temporarily or permanently will have lower...
  • Page 55 Tyre replacement The recommended tyres for your scooter The tyres that came on your scooter were are: designed to match the performance Front 110/70-16 M/C 52P capabilities of your scooter and provide the BRIDGESTONE best combination of handling, braking, HOOP B03 G durability and comfort.
  • Page 56 Important safety reminders • Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tyre on this scooter. Excessive heat build-up can cause the tube to burst. • Use only tubeless tyres on this scooter. The rims are designed for tubeless tyres and during hard acceleration or braking a tube-type tyre could slip on the rim and cause the tyre to rapidly deflate.
  • Page 57: Essential Individual Components

    ON and the engine is not running, the headlight and taillights will still be on, resulting in battery discharge. NOTICE The original Honda rear top box is opened (1) Ignition switch with the ignition key (only type IIE, IIF, IIIED). Key Position...
  • Page 58 Store the plate in a number plate. safe place. To reproduce keys, bring all keys, key number plate and scooter to your Honda dealer. Up to four keys can be registered with the immobilizer system (HISS), including the ones in hand.
  • Page 59 If all keys are lost, the PGM-FI unit/ignition control module must be replaced. To avoid this possibility we recommend that if only one key is left, you immediately have it reproduced to ensure that a back up is available. These keys contain electronic circuits that are activated by the immobilizer system (HISS).
  • Page 60 When the ignition switch is turned ON and the engine stop switch is at (RUN), the HISS is the abbreviation of Honda Ignition immobilizer system (HISS) indicator lights for Security System. a few seconds, then goes off. If the indicator...
  • Page 61 The immobilizer system (HISS) indicator (1) When the ignition switch is turned ON, the can continue to flash every 2 seconds during indicator light function is deactivated. 24 hours when the ignition switch is OFF. Once the time has elapsed, the indicator If you removed the battery, after you have lamp switches off automatically.
  • Page 62 If the system repeatedly does not recognize EC Directives the coding of your key, contact your Honda This immobilizer system complies with the dealer. R & TTE (Radio equipment and telecommuni- cations terminal equipment and the mutual • The system may not recognize the key’s recognition of their conformity) Directive.
  • Page 63 RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Start Button Engine Stop Switch The start button (2) is below the engine stop The engine stop switch (1) is next to the switch (1). When the starter button is pressed, the throttle grip. When the switch is in the starter motor cranks the engine.
  • Page 64 LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS Headlight dimmer switch (1) Push the dimmer switch to (HI) to select high beam or to (LO) to select low beam. Passing light control switch (2) When this switch is pressed down, the headlight flashes on to signal approaching cars or when passing.
  • Page 65 FEATURES (Not required for operation) STEERING LOCK To lock the steering, turn the handlebars all the way to the left; turn the ignition key (1) to LOCK while pushing in. Remove the ignition key. To unlock the steering turn the ignition key to OFF.
  • Page 66 SEAT LOCK The seat lock is on the ignition switch (1). To open the seat, insert the ignition key (2), push in the key and turn to the OFF position, then turn it counterclockwise. Lift the seat. To lock the seat, lower and push down on the reverse side of the hook (3) of the seat until it locks.
  • Page 67 HELMET HOLDER The helmet holder eliminates the need for carrying your helmet after parking your scooter. The helmet holder is located below the seat. Open the seat (page 54). Route either end of the helmet holder cable (1) through the helmet’s D-ring (2). Hook the loops of the wire onto the helmet holder (3) and lower the seat to lock.
  • Page 68 CENTER COMPARTMENT The center compartment (1) is below the seat. Opening and closing: See “SEAT LOCK” (page 54). MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT: 10 kg (22 lbs) Never exceed the maximum weight limit; handling and stability may be severely affected. The center compartment may become heated by the engine.
  • Page 69 LEFT COMPARTMENT There is left compartment (1) below the left side of the handlebar. The maximum allowable load in the left compartment shall be no more than: 0.5 kg (1.0 lbs) Do not open the left compartment while riding the scooter. To Open: •...
  • Page 70 ACCESSORY SOCKET The accessory socket (1) is in the left compartment. Open the cover (2) to gain access to the accessory socket. Rated capacity is: 12 watt (12 volt, 1amps). To prevent battery run down or weak battery, keep the engine running while drawing current from the socket.
  • Page 71 DOCUMENT COMPARTMENT SHOPPING HOOK Document compartment (1) is located in the The shopping hook (1) is provided below the left compartment (page 57). handlebar. MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT: 1.5 kg (3.0 lbs) Do not attach large luggage to the hook that would hang out from the scooter and/or interfere with the movement of your feet.
  • Page 72 HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT Vertical adjustment can be made by turning the screw (1) under front handle cover, in or out as necessary. Obey local laws and regulations. (1) Screw (A) Up (B) Down...
  • Page 73 If you detect any problem, be (page 35). Check for leaks. sure you take care of it or have it repaired by your Honda dealer. 3. Coolant level - add coolant if required. Check for leaks (pages 32-33). 4. Front and rear brakes - check operation;...
  • Page 74 7. Lights and horn - Check that the headlight, brake/tail light, turn signals, indicator lights and horn are all working properly. 8. Engine stop switch- check for proper function (page 51). 9. Side stand ignition cut-off system - check for proper function (page 103).
  • Page 75 STARTING THE ENGINE Your scooter’s exhaust contains poisonous Always follow the proper starting procedure carbon monoxide gas. High levels of carbon described below. monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed areas such as a garage. Do not run the This scooter has a fuel-injected engine with engine with the garage door closed.
  • Page 76 Preparation NOTICE 1.Place the scooter on its center stand. Operating the engine with insufficient oil 2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is pressure can cause serious engine damage. “RUN” (page 51). 3. Turn the ignition switch (1) to ON. Confirm the following: •...
  • Page 77 4. Squeeze the rear brake lever (2). 5. With the throttle completely closed, push The electrical starter will only work when the start button (3). Release the starter the rear brake lever is squeezed and the button as soon as the engine starts. side stand is up.
  • Page 78 6. Be sure to keep the throttle closed locked while warming up the engine. 7. Allow the engine to warm up before riding CLOSE (see “RIDING” page 68). Do not “BLIP” the throttle (open and close rapidly) as the scooter will move forward suddenly.
  • Page 79 Ignition cut-off RUNNING-IN Your scooter is designed to automatically Help assure your scooter’s future reliability stop the engine and fuel pump if the scooter and performance by paying extra attention is over-turned (a banking sensor cuts off the to how you ride during the first 500 km (300 ignition system).
  • Page 80 RIDING 1. Make sure the throttle (1) is closed Review scooter safety (pages 1-9) before before moving the scooter off the center stand. you ride. 2. Stand on the left side of the scooter Make sure flammable materials such as and push it forward off the center stand.
  • Page 81 3. Mount the scooter from the left side keeping at least one foot on the ground to steady the scooter.
  • Page 82 4. Before starting off, indicate your 5. To accelerate, open the throttle (1) direction with the turn signals, and check gradually; the scooter will move forward. for safe traffic conditions. Do not “BLIP” the throttle (open and close Grasp the handlebars firmly with both rapidly) as the scooter will move forward hands.
  • Page 83 7. When slowing down the scooter, Both front and rear brakes should be coordination of the throttle (1) and front applied together. Independent use of only the front or rear brake reduces stopping (2) and rear brakes (3), is most important. performance.
  • Page 84 8. When approaching a corner or turn, 9. After completing the turn, open the close the throttle (1) fully, and slow the throttle gradually to accelerate the scooter down by applying both front (2) scooter. and rear (3) brakes at the same time. (1) Throttle (2) Front brake (3) Rear brake...
  • Page 85 10. When descending a steep grade, Avoid continuous use of the brakes, close the throttle (1) fully and apply both which may result in overheating and reduction of braking efficiency. brakes (2), (3) to slow the scooter. (1) Throttle (2) Rear brake (3) Front brake...
  • Page 86 11. When riding on wet or loose surfaces, be especially cautious. • When riding in wet or rainy conditions or on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver and stop will be reduced. For your safety: • Exercise extreme caution when braking, accelerating or turning.
  • Page 87 PARKING If you must park on a slight incline, aim the 1. After stopping the scooter turn the front of the scooter uphill to reduce the ignition switch to the OFF position and possibility of rolling off the center stand or remove the key.
  • Page 88 4. Use an additional anti-theft device of LOCK STEERING good quality. This scooter is equipped with pre-wiring for Honda anti-theft alarm. Please contact your dealer to install a genuine Honda alarm accessory. Only for E, F, ED, IIE, IIF, IIIED type models.
  • Page 89 THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE If your scooter overturns or becomes A well maintained scooter is essential for involved in a crash, be sure your Honda safe, economical and trouble-free riding. It dealer inspects all major parts, even if you will also help reduce air pollution.
  • Page 90 Wheel removal should normally be handled only by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic; instructions are included in this manual only to assist in emergency service.
  • Page 91 Let the engine and exhaust system cool before touching. To ensure the best quality and reliability, • Injury from moving parts. use only new genuine Honda parts or their Do not run the engine unless equivalents for repair and replacement. instructed to do so.
  • Page 92 Honda by properly trained and equipped technicians. Your Honda dealer meets all of these requirements. * Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and service data and is mechanically qualified. Refer to the Official Honda Shop Manual.
  • Page 95 TOOL KIT The tool kit (1) is in the center compartment (page 56). Some roadside repairs, minor adjustments and parts replacement can be performed with the tools contained in the kit. • Suspension adjusting pin spanner • 8 x 10 mm open end wrench •...
  • Page 96 SERIAL NUMBERS The frame and engine serial numbers are The frame number (1) is stamped on the right side of the frame body. required when registering your scooter. The engine serial number (2) is stamped on They may also be required by your dealer when ordering replacement parts.
  • Page 97 COLOUR LABEL The colour label (1) is attached to the center compartment (page 56). It is helpful when ordering replacement parts. Record the colour and code here for your reference. COLOUR ________________________________ CODE __________________________________ (1) Colour label...
  • Page 98 AIR CLEANER 1. First remove the air filter from the drive Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. belt case (1) (page 88). The air cleaner should be serviced at regular 2. Remove the seven screws (2) from the air intervals (page 86).
  • Page 99 3. Remove the air filter (4), unfastening the three internal screws (5). Dispose of the filter, and fit a replacement. 4. Use genuine Honda air cleaners exclusively. The use of air cleaners other than those specified may cause rapid engine wear and reduce performance.
  • Page 100 BELT CASE AIR CLEANER 2. Remove the belt case cover three bolts (1) Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. and screw (2). Remove the belt case cover (3) by releasing the three couplings (4). 1. Place the scooter on its center stand. 3.
  • Page 101 4. Wash the element in clean, nonflammable or high flash point solvent and let it dry thoroughly. • Never use petrol or low flash point solvents for cleaning the air cleaner. A fire or explosion could result. • Allow the element to dry thoroughly before installation.
  • Page 102 CRANKCASE BREATHER Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. Remove the drain tube (1) and drain deposits into a suitable container. Reinstall the drain tube. Service more frequently when riding in rain, at full throttle, or after the scooter is washed or overturned.
  • Page 103 SG or higher except lubrication. oils labeled as energy Classification conserving circular API service label. Viscosity SAE 10W-30 JASO T 903Standard Suggested Oil NOT RECOMMENDED Honda “4-STROKE MOTORCYCLE OIL” or equivalent. Do not use non-detergent, vegetable or castor based racing oils.
  • Page 104 Viscosity: Viscosity grade of engine oil should be based on average atmospheric temperature in your riding area. The following provides a guide to the selection of the proper grade or viscosity of oil to be used at various atmospheric temperatures.
  • Page 105 JASO T 903 standard The JASO T 903 standard is an index for choosing engine oils 4-stroke motorcycle engines. 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 MA classification.
  • Page 106 We suggest you take it in installation, see your Honda dealer as soon s e a l e d c o n t a i n e r t o y o u r l o c a l as possible to verify proper assembly.
  • Page 107 1. Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick from the 3. Remove the oil filter (2) with a filter right crankcase cover (page 38). wrench and let the remaining oil drain out. Dispose of the used oil filter in a suitable 2. Place an oil drain pan under the container.
  • Page 108 Oil filter torque: 26 N•m (2.7 kgf•m) 8. Install the oil filler cap/dipstick. Use only the Honda genuine oil filter or a 9. Start the engine and let it idle for 3-5 filter of equivalent quality specified for your minutes.
  • Page 109 SPARK PLUG 1. Remove the maintenance lid (1) by Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. removing the two screws (2). 2. Disconnect the spark plug cap (3) from Recommended plug: the spark plug. Standard: LMAR8A-9 (NGK) 3. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug base.
  • Page 110 5. Check the new spark plug gap (4) using a 7. Tighten the spark plug: wire-type feeler gauge. If adjustment is • If the old plug is good: necessary, bend the side electrode (5) 1/8 turn after it seats. carefully. •...
  • Page 111 8. Replace the cap properly on the spark plug, taking care to insert the protrusion (6) on the valve cover into the hole (7) on the spark plug cap rubber ring. 9. Install the remaining parts in the reverse order of removal. (6) Valve cover protrusion (7) Spark plug cap rubber ring hole...
  • Page 112 THROTTLE OPERATION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. 1. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle grip from the fully open to the fully closed position at both full steering positions. 2. Measure the throttle grip free play at the throttle grip flange.
  • Page 113 Removing the radiator cap while the Coolant replacement engine is hot can cause the coolant to Coolant should be replaced by a Honda spray out, seriously scalding you. dealer, unless the owner has proper tools and service data and is mechanically Always let the engine and radiator cool qualified.
  • Page 114 FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION INSPECTION Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 1. Check the fork assembly by locking the front brake and pumping the fork up and down vigorously. Suspension action should be smooth and there must be no oil leakage.
  • Page 115 2. Put the side stand up and start the engine. 3. Lower the side stand. The engine should stop as you put the side stand (1) Side stand spring down. If the side stand system does not operate as described, see your Honda dealer for service.
  • Page 116 (page 82). Front brake Check the wear indicator mark (1) on 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 mark...
  • Page 117 Rear Brake Check the cutouts (2) in each pad. If either pad is worn to the cutouts, replace both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer for this service. (2) Cutout...
  • Page 118 (causing hard starting or seriously hurt you. other electrical troubles), contact your Honda dealer. Wear protective clothing and a face shield or have a skilled mechanic do the battery NOTICE maintenance.
  • Page 119 Battery removal: Installation: The battery is located in the battery compartment 1. Reinstall in the reverse order of removal. Be sure to connect the positive (+) terminal under the footrest cover. first, then the negative (-) terminal. 1. Make sure that the ignition key is turned to OFF. 2.
  • Page 120 FUSE REPLACEMENT Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. When frequent fuse failure occurs, it usually indicates a short circuit or an overload in the electrical system. See your Honda dealer for repair. NOTICE Blown fuse Turn the ignition switch OFF before checking or replacing fuses to prevent accidental short-circuiting.
  • Page 121 The fuse boxes are near the battery compartment under the footrest cover. The specified fuses are: 10A, 15A SH300/R 10A, 15A, 30A SH300A/AR Model SH300/R only has one fuse box. Model SH300A/AR has two fuse boxes. 1. Remove the battery compartment cover (SH300A/AR) (page 107).
  • Page 122 Main fuse: The main fuse (1) is near the battery compartment under the footrest cover. The specified fuse is: 1. Lift the battery compartment cover (page 107). 2. Unfasten the two bolts on the battery holder bracket and remove it (page 107). 3.
  • Page 123 BULB REPLACEMENT • Be sure to turn the ignition switch OFF Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 79. when replacing the bulb. • Do not use bulbs other than those specified. The light bulb becomes very hot while the •...
  • Page 124 Headlight bulb 1. Remove the right (1) and left (2) rearview mirror. 2. Remove the front screws (3) and the rear screws (4) of the front handle fairing. 3. Remove the headlight fairing (5) by disconnecting the four tabs. Be careful not to damage the tabs when you are removing it.
  • Page 125 4. Remove dust seal cover (6) and extract connector (7). 5. Turn bulb holder (8) counterclockwise and remove bulb (9). To refit, perform the removal operations in reverse sequence ensuring you align the bulb locating tabs with the slots on the bulb socket.
  • Page 126 Position Lights Bulb 2. Remove the bulb socket (5) from its seat. 1. Remove the front shield(1): 3. Extract the bulb (6) without turning it. 4. To replace the bulb perform the removal unfasten the top screws (2), disconnect operations in reverse sequence. the two expansions pins (3) and remove the shield by disconnecting the bottom tabs(4).
  • Page 127 Brake /Taillight bulb 1. Remove the taillight lens (1) by removing the two screws (2). 2. Remove the bulb (3) by pressing in and turning counterclockwise. 3. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. (1) Taillight lens (2) Screws (3) Bulb...
  • Page 128 Front Turn Signals Bulb 1. Remove the front shield (page 114). 2. Remove the bulb socket (1) from its seat by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Unscrew bulb turning counterclockwise to remove it. 4. To replace the bulb perform the removal operations in reverse sequence.
  • Page 129 Rear turn signal bulb 1. Remove the taillight lens (1) (page 115). 2. Remove the screw (2) from the turn signal bulb glass (3), and remove the glass. 3. Remove the bulb (4) from its seat by pressing in and turning counterclockwise. 4.
  • Page 130 License Light Bulb 1. Remove the screw (1). 2. Remove the license light cover (2). 3. Pull out the connector (3). 4. Pull out the bulb (4) without turning. 5. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of removal. (1) Screw (2) License light cover (3) Connector...
  • Page 131 CLEANING Clean your scooter regularly to protect the Washing the scooter surface finishes and inspect for damage, 1. Rinse the scooter thoroughly with cool wear, and oil, coolant or brake fluid leakage. water to remove loose dirt. 2. Clean the scooter with a sponge or soft Avoid cleaning products that are not cloth using cool water.
  • Page 132 4. After cleaning, rinse the scooter Braking efficiency may be temporarily thoroughly with plenty of clean water. impaired immediately after washing the Strong detergent residue can corrode scooter. alloy parts. Anticipate longer stopping distance to avoid 5. Dry the scooter, start the engine and let it a possible accident.
  • Page 133 Finishing Touches Removing Road Salt After washing your scooter, consider using a The salt contained in the road surface commercially available spray cleaner/polish freezing prevention medicine which a road or quality liquid or paste wax to finish the was sprayed with in winter, and the job.
  • Page 134 Painted Aluminum Wheel Maintenance Clean The Windshield Aluminum may corrode from contact with (optional accessory) dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean the wheels Using plenty of water, clean the windshield with after riding through any of these a soft cloth or sponge, (avoid using detergents substances.
  • Page 135 STORAGE GUIDE n WARNING Extended storage, such as for winter, requires that you take certain steps to Petrol is highly flammable and explosive. reduce the effects of deterioration from non- You can be burned or seriously injured use of the scooter. In addition, necessary when handling fuel.
  • Page 136 4. To prevent rusting in the cylinder, 5. Remove the battery. Store it in an area perform the following: protected from freezing temperatures and • Remove the spark plug cap from the direct sunlight. spark plug. Using tape or string, Slow charge the battery once a month.
  • Page 137 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE 1. Uncover and clean the scooter. 2. Change the engine oil if more than 4 months have passed since the start of storage. 3. Charge the battery as required. Install the battery. 4. Drain any excess aerosol rust-inhibiting oil from the fuel tank.
  • Page 138: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS Overall length 2096 mm Overall widht 730 mm Overall height 1187 mm Wheelbase 1430 mm CAPACITIES Engine oil (after draining) (after draining and oil filter change) (after disassembly) Transmission oil (after draining) 0.28 (after disassembly) 0.30 Fuel tank 9.10 Cooling system capacity 1.10...
  • Page 139 ENGINE Bore and stroke 72 x 68.5 mm Compression ratio 10.5:1 Displacement 279 cm Spark plug Standard LMAR8A-9 (NGK) Spark plug gap 0.80 - 0.90 mm Idle speed 1.500 ± 100 min (rpm)
  • Page 140 CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION Caster 27° 30’ Trail 98 mm Tyre size, front 110/70 - 16M/C 52P Tubeless Tyre size, rear 130/70 - 16M/C 61P Tubeless POWER TRANSMISSION Primary reduction V-Belt Final reduction 8.571...
  • Page 141 12V - 1.4W x 2 High beam indicator 12V - 1.4W Low oil pressure indicator 12V - 1.4W PGM FI indicator Oil change indicator HISS indicator ABS indicator LED....SH300A/AR License light 12V - 5W FUSE Main fuse Other fuse 10A, 15A.....SH300/R 10A, 15A, 30A..SH300A/AR...
  • Page 142: Catalytic Converter

    • Always use unleaded petrol. Even a small and NOx. A replacement unit must be an amount of leaded petrol can contaminate original Honda part or its equivalent. the catalyst metals, making the catalytic converter ineffective. The catalytic converter must operate at a high temperature for the chemical reactions •...

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