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OWNER'S MANUAL
KWANG YANG MOTOR CO.,LTD.
PEOPLE 250

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    OWNER'S MANUAL KWANG YANG MOTOR CO.,LTD. PEOPLE 250...

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    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 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 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.PRECAUTIONS FOR A SAFE RIDING 2.ASSEMBLY PARTS ENGINE NUMBER. FRAME NUMBER 3.OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS IGNITION SWITCH/STEERING HANDLEBAR LOCK ELECTRIC STARTER BUTTON. HEADLIGHT SWITCH ENGINE STOP SWITCH HEADLIGHT DIMMER SWITCH/PASSING SIGNAL SWITCH HORN BUTTON/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH SEAT LOCK/MET-IN BOX HELMET BUCKLE CELL PHONE SOCKET REAR CUSHION...

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS COOLING SYSTEM. TIRE INSPECTION FUEL LEVEL INSPECTION/REFILLING STEERING HANDLEBAR. INSTRUMENT LIGHTS INSPECTION BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSPECTION HORN/LIGHT INSPECTION FRONT/REAR SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION. BRAKE PERFORMANCE INSPECTION. REAR MIRROR ANGLE CHECK. LICENSE PLATE CHECK. REFLECTOR CHECK. PREVIOUS ABNORMAL PARTS INSPECTION. LUBRICATION POINT CHECK 5.ENGINE STARTING METHODS 6.NORMAL RIDING METHOD...

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS BATTERY FUSE CHANGE ENGINE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL SPARK PLUG INSPECTION BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSPECTION/REFILLING. RUBBER COVER INSPECTION FOR WIRE AND CABLE 10.IMPORTANT NOTICES 10.IMPORTANT NOTICES POLLUTION-FREE PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE POLLUTION-FREE PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS WINDSHIELD INSTALLATION...

  • Page 7: 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. Wear helmet and fasten it tightly. Have the clothes well-arranged.

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    (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 9: Assembly Parts

    . ASSEMBLY PARTS Fuel Fill Cap (P.24) Center Hook Met-in Box(P.14)/HELMENT BUCKLE(P.15) Cell Phone Socket(P.16)/Met-in Box Lamp Rear Carrier(P.2) Air Cleaner(P.40) Rear Tire(P.22) Main Stand Engine Serial Number(P.7) Side Stand(P.34) - -...

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    Battery(P.42)/Fuse(P.43) Seat(P.14) Frame Serial Number(P.7) Reserve Water Tank Eye Hole(P.22) Ignition Switch(P.8) Front Tire(P.22) Exhaust Muffler - -...

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    Headlight Left Back Mirror Rear Brake Lever Left Front Turn Signal Light Left Front Cushion Right Front Cushion Right Front Turn Signal Light Front Brake Lever Right Back Mirror -5-...

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    Instruments(P.18) Engine Stop Switch(P.11)/Headlight Switch(P.10)/Electric Starter Button(P.10) Throttle Grip Right Rear Turn Signal Light Right Rear Cushion(P.17) Left Rear Cushion(P.17) Left Rear Turn Signal Light Taillight/Stoplight Headlight Dimmer Switch(P.12)/ Passing Signal Switch(P.12)/Turn Signal Switch(P.13)/Horn Button(P.13) CAUTION: If the windshield is used that read and understand of the label on the windshield: "The windshield influences the way that scooter drives and handles.

  • Page 13: Engine Number. Frame Number

    ENGINE NUMBER The engine number is marked on left engine case. Please write down your engine number in place below. FRAME NUMBER The read frame number, please remove with a screwdriver the cover on inner cover. Always check that the frame number marked on your scooter is the same written in document and warranty scooter is the same written in document and warranty card.

  • Page 14: Operation Instructions

    3. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS (1) IGNITION SWITCH/STEERING HANDLEBAR LOCK :At this position, power is connected to start 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.

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    《 》 Locking Method Turn the steering handlebar left to the full and then push and turn the ignition switch key left to the " " position. The handlebar can be locked. CAUTION: After locking, turn the handlebar gently to make sure that it is locked.

  • Page 16: 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 (pedal) in order to connect the power. CAUTION: During engine running, do not push the electric...

  • Page 17: Engine Stop Switch

    (4) ENGINE STOP SWITCH The engine can be stopped when the engine stop switch at this position " " and it won't start even though the ignition switch is " ". The engine can be started when stop switch at this position "...

  • Page 18: Headlight Dimmer Switch/passing Signal Switch

    (5) 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 19: Horn Button/turn Signal Switch

    (6) HORN BUTTON/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH When the ignition switch key is turned the" " position, push the horn button and it will sound. For turning to the right. For turning to the left. Push the turn signal switch button to release it. Horn Button.

  • Page 20: Seat Lock/met-in Box

    (7) SEAT LOCK/MET-IN BOX Unlock the seat and put the helmet in the MET-IN box. 《 》 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 21: Helmet Buckle

    (8) HELMET BUCKLE 1.Open the seat with the ignition switch key and lift seat. 2.Put the helmet retaining ring into the helmet buckle. 3.0ut down the seat and it will lock automatically. Take out the helmet in the reserve order of the above steps.

  • Page 22: Cell Phone Socket

    (9) CELL PHONE SOCKET When inserting the cell phone charger into the socket. The charging indicator light of instrument will become to red. 《 》 Operation Method Insert the cell phone charger into the socket, then put the cell phone at cell phone polder. CAUTION: Please close the protective cover of socket while it won't be used.

  • Page 23: Rear Cushion

    (10) REAR CUSHION To suit scooter behaviour to load condition rear cushion could be adjusted in spring preload. Using the special tool in tool kit change the preload. It is possible to adjust rear cushion in three positions: position "hard" position "medium"...

  • Page 24: Instruments

    (The engine is working and oil pressure indicator is lighting), please go to KYMCO service station to check the engine oil level and oil pump or the oil leaks. CHARGING INDICATOR LIGHT: The cellular indicator light will come on when the cellular inside the seat is under charging.

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    MILEAGE COUNTER: The total riding mileage is indicated by kilometer. The figure in black and white is an unit of 100m. SPEEDOMETER: The riding speed is indicated by km/houror mph. FUEL RESERVE INDICATOR: The fuel reserve indicator lights when there is only few fuel left in the tank.

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    CLOCK METER: It displays time and date which can be adjusted manually. ADJUST KEY: They are used to correct time and date OIL CHANGE INDICATOR LIGHT: The indicator light will tell you the time of oil change . Usually, the display is in blue color and it will turn red when oil change is required..

  • Page 27: 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 28: Cooling System. Tire Inspection

    (3) COOLING SYSTEM 1.Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. 2.Check if the coolant level of the reserve tank is between the upper and lower level lines. If necessary, remove the reserve tank cap and fill to the upper level line with distilled water.

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    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 30: 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 nonleaded gasoline as soon as possible. 《 Refilling Method 》 1.Stop the engine before refilling. 2.Turn the ignition key directly from the" "...

  • Page 31: 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 32: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

    (8) BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSPECTION Keep the handlebar straight and check the front/rear brake reservoir for brake fluid level which should be kept between the upper and lower limits. Check the brake shoes for wear when the fluid level is close to the lower limit. Recommended Brake Fluid: DOT 4 Front Brake Rear Brake...

  • Page 33: Horn/light Inspection

    (9) 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 34: Reflector Check. Previous Abnormal Parts Inspection

    (10) FRONT/REAR SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION Check the condition of the front/rear shock absorbers by pressing down on the handlebar and seat several times. (11) 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 35: Engine Starting Methods

    5. ENGINE STARTING METHODS (1) TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH " " 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.

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    (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 ~...

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    CAUTION: Don't push the electric starter button while the engine is running; otherwise the engine will be damaged. When starting the engine, the rear brake lever must be applied to connect power and the stoplight will come on when power is connected. -31-...

  • Page 38: 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.

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    (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. (4) ROTATE THE THROTTLE GRIP Release the rear brake lever and slowly rotate the throttle grip, then the scooter will move smoothly.

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    The tool kit includes screwdriver and screwdriver handle. The safety device remain with the scooter at all times and be serviced by authorized KYMCO dealer as soon as possible if it is faulty. Side Stand Switch Coupler Prepared Wire Coupler -34-...

  • 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 motorcycle to the right side to avoid danger. CAUTION: Moderate riding will prolong the engine service life.

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    (3) PROPER RIDING WILL PROLONG THE ENGINE 60KM LIFE For a new scooter, keep the speed below 60km 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.

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    (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 motorcycle to slip. Be careful to avoid danger.

  • Page 44: 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.

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    (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 46: Easy Maintenance

    9. EASY MAINTENANCE (1) AIR CLEANER INSPECTION AND AIR CLEANER CLEANING & REPLACEMENT Take out the air cleaner and visually check if it is dirty or clogged. 1.Remove the screws attaching the air cleaner cover and remove the air cleaner cover. 2.Remove the air cleaner element.

  • Page 47: 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 48: Battery

    (3) BATTERY This model adopts the battery which needs no refilling of distilled water. When cleaning the terminal terminals, remove the screws attaching the battery cover on the met-in box and then open the battery cover. When battery terminals are corroded, take out the battery for cleaning.

  • Page 49: Fuse Change

    (4) FUSE CHANGE Remove met-in box and fuse cover. Turn off the main switch and check if the fuse is burned out. When the fuse is burned out, replace with a specified fuse. Check for the cause of breakdown before replacing. Prepared Fuse: Fuse Cover 10A(red)

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    SPECIFICATION Charge Fuse: 30A(green) Headlight Fuse: 15A(blue) Ignition Fuse: 10A(red) Main Fuse: 15A(blue) Fan Fuse: 10A(red) -44-...

  • Page 51: Engine Oil Change

    (5) ENGINE OIL CHANGE 1.Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. 2.Remove the oil dipstick. 3.Remove the drain bolt to drain the oil. 4.Refill fresh engine oil for 0.9 liter. Firmly tighten the oil dipstick. 5.Warm up the engine and check the oil level again after ~...

  • Page 52: Transmission Gear Oil

    (6) TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL Check the transmission gear oil tank for leakage. 1.Place the scooter on its main stand on level ground. ~ After the engine stops for 2 3 minutes, remove the gear oil check bolt to check the oil level. 2.If the oil level is lower than the check bolt hole lower edge, add gear oil to the lower edge.

  • Page 53: Spark Plug Inspection

    (7) 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 54: Brake Fluid Level Inspection /refilling

    (8) BRAKE FLUID LEVEL INSPECTION /REFILLING Remove the two screws from the brake fluid tank and take off the cover. 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.

  • Page 55: 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 56: 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 57: Specifications

    (4) SPECIFICATIONS PEOPLE 250 OHC water cooled Engine Type Overall Length 2212 mm 4-cycle Displacement 249.1 or 251cc Overall Width 742 mm Overall Height Bore x Stroke 72.7x60 or 60.4mm 1145 mm Compression Ratio Dry Weight 162 kg 10.3 Max. Output 13.93/7000 kw(r/min)

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    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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