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KWANG YANG MOTOR CO., LTD.
OWNER'S MANUAL – PEOPLE S 50 / 125 / 200

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  • Page 1 KWANG YANG MOTOR CO., LTD. OWNER’S MANUAL – PEOPLE S 50 / 125 / 200...
  • Page 3 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. Your safety depends not only on your own alertness and familiarity with the scooter but also the scooter’s mechanical...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. ENSURING A SAFE RIDE BRAKE LEVER FREE PLAY INSPECTION RIDING GEAR AND ADJUSTMENT RIDING METHOD HORN / LIGHTS INPECTION CARRYING GOODS FRONT / REAR SHOCK ABSORBER 2. PARTS LOCATION INSPECTION BRAKE PERFORMANCE INSPECTION ENGINE & KEY NUMBERS REAR VIEW MIRROR ANGLE CHECK 3.
  • Page 5 TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL SPARK PLUG INSPECTION BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSPECTION RUBBER COVER INSPECTION 10. IMPORTANT NOTICES ENGINE FAILS TO START/STOPS RUNNING 52 IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN PERIODIC INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SPECIFICATIONS (50cc) SPECIFICATIONS (125cc) SPECIFICATIONS (200cc) 11. KYMCO CLEAN AIR...
  • Page 6: Ensuring A Safe Ride

    1. ENSURING A SAFE RIDE RIDING GEAR • In order to ensure a safe ride be sure to relax and wear comfortable clothing. • Observe all traffic laws and be careful. 1) Always wear a helmet and make sure it is fastened. 2) Arrange your clothing –...
  • Page 7: Riding Method

    RIDING METHOD • Safety on a two-wheeled vehicle is influence by seating position. The rider should sit on the central part of the seat cushion. Should the rider sit on the rear part of the seat, the load of the front wheel will decrease, the handlebars could swing therefore putting the rider in danger.
  • Page 8: Parts Location

    2. PARTS LOCATION (1) Headlight Switch & Electric Starter Button– pg 9 (2) Speedometer – pg 13 (3) Main Stand (4) Ignition Switch – pg 8 (5) Helmet Holder – pg 12 (6) Battery / Fuse – pg 45 & 46 (7) Muffler (8) Front Luggage Box –...
  • Page 9 (1) Seat Lock – pg 12 (2) Fuel Fill Cap – pg 22 (3) Met-in Box – pg 12 (4) Helmet Holder – pg 12 (5) Centre Hook – pg 19 (6) Side Stand (7) Headlight Dimmer Switch – pg 10 Passing Signal Switch –...
  • Page 10 (1) Headlight (2) Left Side View Mirror (3) Rear Brake Lever (4) Front Left Turn Signal Light (5) Front Left Shocks (6) Right Side View Mirror (7) Front Brake Lever (8) Front Right Turn Signal Light (9) Front Right Shocks - 5 -...
  • Page 11: Vin

    • To read the VIN, remove the plastic cover with a flat head screwdriver. • The VIN on your scooter should match your written documentation and warranty certificate. VIN: _____________________________ Please write your VIN in the space above. - 6 -...
  • Page 12: Engine & Key Numbers

    ENGINE NUMBER • The engine number is stamped on the left engine case. Please write your engine number in the space above. KEY NUMBER • The key number (1) will be needed when you order replacement parts. _________________________________________ Please write your key number in the space above. - 7 -...
  • Page 13: Operating Instructions

    3. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS IGNITION SWITCH / HANDLEBAR LOCK ON: In this position power is connected and you are able to start the engine. The key cannot be taken out. OFF: In this position, there is no power connected and the engine will stop.
  • Page 14: Electric Starter Button

    ELECTRIC STARTER BUTTON To start the engine the ignition switch must be turned to “ON”. Fully apply the front or rear brake lever to connect the power and then push the electric starter button. • To avoid engine damage do not push the electric start button while the engine is running.
  • Page 15: Headlight Dimmer Switch

    HEADLIGHT DIMMER SWITCH / PASSING SIGNAL SWITCH Switch to this position for using high beams. Use low beams when driving in a downtown area or when there is oncoming traffic. High beams can affect the visibility of oncoming traffic. • Indicator light appears when high beams are in use. PASSING •...
  • Page 16: Horn Button & Turn Signal Switch

    HORN BUTTON / TURN SIGNAL SWITCH • When the ignition switch key is in the “ON” position, push the horn button and it will sound. • Move the turn signal switch to (1) → this will activate the right turn signal. •...
  • Page 17: Seat Lock / Met-in Box

    SEAT LOCK / MET-IN BOX (UNDERSEAT STORAGE) • Turn off the engine by turning the switch key to the “OFF” position. • Turn the key LEFT to unlock the seat. • If the engine is still running, keep the switch key at the “ON” position and push to the LEFT to unlock the seat.
  • Page 18: Instruments & Indicators

    INSTRUMENTS & INDICATORS (1) FUEL GAUGE: The fuel gauge shows the volume of gasoline in the fuel tank. If the fuel gauge pointer is at the “E” area, fuel levels are low or empty. Refill with unleaded gasoline (either 92 or 95) as soon as possible. (2) SPEEDOMETER (km/hr): The riding speed is indicated in kilometers per hour.
  • Page 19 (7) TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR LIGHT (LEFT): This indicator light will blink if you are using the left turn signal. (8) LOW BEAM INDICATOR LIGHT: Lights up when you are using the short distance light is turned on. (9) HIGH BEAM INDICATOR LIGHT: Lights up when you are using the long distance light is turned on.
  • Page 20: Operation Instructions For Multi-meter

    OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR MULTI-METER Press and hold Button B Button B (mode) for 2 seconds: change function to ODO / TRIP Button A (adjustment) Press and hold Button B for Press and hold Button 5 seconds – this selects the A for 2 seconds: service mode.
  • Page 21 Service Reset: Time Adjustments: Press and hold Button Press and hold Button A and B A and B simultaneously simultaneously for 2 seconds for 2 seconds to reset to when set to ODO function. When zero when set to service the hour display starts flashing function.
  • Page 22: Cell Phone Socket

    CELL PHONE SOCKET • Open the seat and insert the cell phone charger wire into the socket. • When not in use, be sure to close the protective cover of the socket. • Even if your cell phone is fully charged, the power cannot be cut off.
  • Page 23: Pre Ride Inspection

    4. PRE-RIDE INSPECTION ADVANCE INSPECTION • Get into the good habit of inspecting your bike before riding. • A pre-ride inspection is an absolute requirement in order to minimize risks while riding, and prevent vehicle damage and traffic accidents. Be sure to perform inspection and maintenance for your new scooter after it has been ridden for 300km.
  • Page 24: Front Luggage Box

    FRONT LUGGAGE BOX To Unlock • Turn the ignition key directly from the “OFF” position to position. The luggage box cover will open automatically. To Lock • Push up the luggage box cover and press – it will lock automatically. To check that it is locked, slightly pull down on the luggage box cover.
  • Page 25: Tire Inspection

    IRE INSPECTION 1. TIRE PRESSURE CHECK • Check that the tire pressure is normal when the tire is in contact with level ground. • If the tire looks over or under inflated, check the pressure with a tire pressure gauge. •...
  • Page 26 2. CRACKS AND DAMAGE • Check the tire contact area for any cracks or other damage. 3. ABNORMAL WEAR • Check the tire contact area for any abnormal wear and tear. 4. FOREIGN OBJECTS, METAL PIECES AND GRAVE • Check the tires and tire contact are for imbedded objects including, including pieces of metal and gravel.
  • Page 27: Fuel Level Inspection / Refilling

    FUEL LEVEL INSPECTION / REFILLING • Check that the fuel levels are sufficient. • If the fuel gauge pointer is at the red grid , refill with unleaded gasoline (either 92 or 95). LLING METHOD 1. Open the seat with th e ignition switch key (pg 8) then remove the fuel cap by turning it counterclockwise.
  • Page 28: Steering Handlebar

    • Check to make sure that the handlebar rotates freely. • If any abnormal con dition is found, take your scooter to your authorized KYMCO dealer for inspection. NSTRUMENT LIGHTS INSPECTION • Check the turn signal indicator lights and high beam indicator light to ensure that they are operational.
  • Page 29: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

    See your authorized KYMCO dealer for this service. • To prevent damage to the brake system, only use fluid fro sealed container.
  • Page 30: Brake Pad Wear

    AD 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. RAKE SHOE WEAR • The rear brake is equipped with a brake wear indicator.
  • Page 31: Brake Lever Free Play Inspection

    BRAKE LEVER FREE PLAY INSPECTION & ADJUSTMENT • The rear brake lever free play should be adjusted to 10-20mm (0.4-0.8in) at the tip of the brake lever. If the free play is incorrect, adjust as follows: • Place the scooter on its main stand. •...
  • Page 32 • Make sure the cut-out on the adjusting nut (2) is seated on the brake arm pin (1) after making final free play adjustment. - 27 -...
  • Page 33: Horn / Lights Inpection

    HORN / LIGHTS INSPECTION • Turn the ignition switch “ON” and push the horn button to see if it sounds. HEADLIGHT / TAILLIGHT • Start the engine and turn on the headlight swi tch and check if the headlight and taillight are working properly. Also check the lig shells for any dirt and damage.
  • Page 34: Front / Rear Shock Absorber

    FRONT / REAR SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION • Check the condition of the front and rear shock absorbers by pressing down on the handle bar and seat several times. BRAKE PERFORMANCE INSPECTIO • Fully apply the front and rear brake levers and move the scooter forward to see if the braking effect is good.
  • Page 35: Engine Starting Method

    5. ENGINE STARTING METHOD URN THE IGNITION SWITCH “ON” • Unlock the steering handlebar. • Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. • Check the gasoline volume and engine oil levels be fore starting the engine. • Be sure that both the centre and side stan ds are up before starting the engine.
  • Page 36: Using The Electric Starter Button

    USING THE ELECTRIC STARTER BUTTON • Push the electric starter button without rotating the throttle grip. • If the engine fails to start after the electric started button is pressed for 3 – 4 seconds when it is warm, rotate the throttle grip for 1/8 –...
  • Page 37: Starting With The Kick Pedal

    STAR TING WITH THE KICK PEDAL 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 3 – 4 times, rotate the throttle grip for 1/8 –...
  • Page 38: Normal Riding Method

    6. NORMAL RIDING METHOD STARTING THE ENGINE • Start the engine by referring to the starting methods specified in the previous section. • Remember that pushing the electric started button while the engine is running could seriously damage the engine. •...
  • Page 39: Correct Sitting Position

    CORRECT SITTING POSITION • Ride astride on the scooter from the left side and sit upright. Touch the ground with your left foot to avoid slipping. • The rider must wear helmet, gloves, have proper eye protection and avoid wearing any clothing that could affect rider safety.
  • Page 40: Precautions For Riding

    7. PRECAUTIONS FOR RIDING RECT RIDING • Before riding anywhere, use your signal lights to indicate your Where you are going and be sure to conduct a shoulder check. • Do not rush into the car lanes, and be sure to follow all provincial rules for motorcyclists.
  • Page 41 PER RIDING WILL PROLONG ENGINE LIFE • For a new scooter, keep the speed below 40km/h fo r the first 1000km of riding. • Avoid sudden acceleration and riding at high speeds for a long period of time. • If the engine is left idling for a long period of time in hot wea ther it could overheat.
  • Page 42 DO NOT MAKE SUDDEN STOPS OR S HARP TURNS • Su dden stops and sharp turns are the main causes for skidding and loss of control which could be very dangerous to the rider. • Use extra caution when riding the scooter in the rain – t his will increase the probability of skidding and loss of control.
  • Page 43 USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN RIDING IN THE RAIN • A longer braking distance is required on rainy days when the roads are wet. Adjust your speed for the weather conditions and remember to brake the scooter slowly and as early as possible. •...
  • Page 44: How To Stop Riding

    . HOW TO STOP RIDING HEN APPROACHING A PARKING SPOT • Turn your signal light on in advance. Watch for any veh icle coming from behind or beside you and slowly pull into the parki ng spot. • Restore the throttle grip to the closed position and apply the front And rear brake levers as soon as possible –...
  • Page 45: Parking

    PARK • Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. Be sure it is in a spot that doesn’t affect traffic. • Stand on the left side of the scooter and grip the handlebar (which shou ld be facing forward) with the left hand and the side rod or rear carrier with your right hand.
  • Page 46: Easy Maintenance

    9. EASY MAINTENANCE AIR FIL CLEANING & REPLACEMENT 1. Remove the air filter cover screws and cover. 2. Remove the air filter element. - 41 -...
  • Page 47 • Clean the air filt er element with compressed air. • Replace the air filter element at every 4000km. • The air filter requires more frequent cleaning or replacement when ridden in unusually dusty ar eas. • hen replacing, refer to pg 53 Periodic Inspection &...
  • Page 48: Cleaning Exterior Surfaces

    CLEANING EXTERIOR SURFACES • Wipe down the surface of the scooter regularly to prevent dust accumulation. Too much dust can affect th function of components. • If the scooter is not used for a long period of t ime, check the operation of each part and replace lubri cants before riding.
  • Page 49: Battery

    BATTERY Battery Removal • Make sure that the ignition switch is “OFF”. Remove the scr ews (1). Remo ve the battery cover (2). Disconnect the negative (-) terminal lead (1) from the battery first, then disconnect the positive (+) terminal lead (2).
  • Page 50 • This scooter model comes with a battery that DOES NOT require refilling of distill ed water. • When cleaning the terminals, remove the scre ws attaching the battery cover on the floo rboard a nd then open the battery cover. •...
  • Page 51: Fuse Replacement

    • If fuse failures occur frequently, 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: 15A/50cc 7A (2) Ignition switch fuse specification: 10A/50cc 7A (3) The spare fuse (3) is on the battery component.
  • Page 52 4. Slide the clips (2) onto the ends of t he new fuse, push th m back into the fuse holder (1), and close the fuse holder. The s pare fuse is in the battery compartment. • Do not pry the clips open to get a fuse out – you could bend them and this could result in poor contact with the new fuse.
  • Page 53: Engine Oil Change

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE 1. Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. 2. Remove the oil dipstick. . Rem ove the drain bolt to drain the oil. 4. Refill fresh 0.9L of engine oil. Firmly tigh ten the oil dipstick. .
  • Page 54: Transmission Gear Oil

    TRANSMISSION GEAR Check the transmission gear oil tank for leakage. 1. Place the scooter on it s main stand on level grou Proceed with the following steps aft er the engine has been shut off for 2 – 3 minutes. 2.
  • Page 55: Spark Plug Inspection

    SPARK PLUG INSPECTION • Check the spark plug side electrodes for wear and tear. • Fouling deposits on spark plug electrodes and big gaps may result in a weak spark plug. Spark Plug Removal: Remove the spark plug with a spark plug rem over.
  • Page 56: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

    BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSP ECTION AND REFILLING • Add recommended brake fluid DOT 4 into the tank unti the fluid level reaches the upper l imit and then put on the cover and tighten the screws. • Do not mix brake fluid of different brands. This may cause br ake failure and is very dangerous.
  • Page 57: Important Notices

    SE OF B REAKDOWN • If any trouble occurs while you are riding, go to the closest authorized KYMCO dealer for inspection. • For the sake of safety and the prevention of Vehicle damage, and also to save you time...
  • Page 58: Schedule

    POLLUTION FREE MAINTENANCE • In order to ensure a safe ride, maintain good perform ance, prolong the scooter service life and reduce pollution, Be sure to perform the periodic inspection and mainte nance. I = Inspect & clean, lubricate, refill, repair or replace if necessary A = adjust C = clean...
  • Page 59: Specifications (50cc)

    SPECIFICATIONS (50cc) Engine Type 4-stroke single cylinder Overall L engt 2010mm Displacement (cc) 49.5 Ov erall Width 720mm Bore x Stroke (mm) Overall Height 1300mm 39.0 x41.4 Compression Rati Weig Max. Horsepower hp/rpm heel ase 1360mm 3.9 / 7500 Max. Torque (ft lbs/rpm) park Plug NGK CR7HSA 2.8 / 7000...
  • Page 60: Specifications (125cc)

    SPECIFICATIONS (125cc) Engine Type 4-stroke single cylinder Overall Length 2050mm Displacement (cc) Overall Width 720mm Bore x Stroke (mm) Overall Height 1300mm 52.4 X 57.8 Compression Ratio Dry Weight 116 kg Max. Horsepower (hp/rpm) Wheel Base 1350m 3 / 7500 Max.
  • Page 61: Specifications (200cc)

    SPECIFICATIONS (200cc) Engine Type 4-stroke single cylinder Overall Length 2050mm Displacement (cc) Overall Width 720mm Bore x Stroke (mm) Overall Height 1300mm 60.0 X 57.8 Compression Ratio Dry Weight 116 kg Max. Horsepower (hp/rpm) 11 / 7500 Wheel Base 1350mm Max.
  • Page 62: Kymco Clean Air

    11. KYMCO CLEA N AIR SYSTEM he KYMCO Clean Air System is a secondary air suction system that helps the exhaust gasses burn more completely. When the spent fuel charge is releas ed into the exhaust system, it is still t enough to burn.
  • Page 63 BECO MOTOR INTERNATIONAL INC. 14531 BRAMALEA RD. CALEDON, ON. L7C 2R5 CANADA TELEPHONE: 905 584 4810 888 584 4810 FAX: 905 584 9850 By KWANG YANG Motor Co., Ltd. Canadian Edition, May 2007. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or unauthorized use without the written permission of KWANG YANG Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Page 64 KYMCO 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 - 59 -...

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