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  • Page 1 Do not remove this Owner’s Manual from the vehicle. Read this manual carefully before operating the vehicle, as it contains important safety information.
  • Page 2 Read this manual carefully. This Owner’s Manual contains important information on the safety, operation and maintenance of your KYMCO scooter. Anyone who operates your scooter should carefully read and understand the contents of this manual before riding the scooter. For your safety, understand and follow all of the warnings contained in this Owner’s Manual and the labels applied to your scooter.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SECTION 3 - OPERATION ............. 21 - 41 Specifications (People S 200) ..............64 Break-in Recommendations ............... 21 Emission - KYMCO Clean Air System ............65 Emission Information & EPA Warranty ............66 Tire Break-in ....................22 KYMCO Limited Scooter Warranty ............67 Pre-ride Inspection ................
  • Page 4: Section 1 - Safety

    Due to improvements or other changes, there may be information in this manual that differs slightly from your vehicle. KYMCO reserves the right to make product and publication changes at any time, without notice, and without incurring any liability.
  • Page 5: Scooter Safety

    You will find many helpful recommendations throughout this approved by KYMCO for this scooter. manual. Here are some very important safety tips: Inspect your scooter before riding...
  • Page 6 SCOOTER SAFETY PROTECTIVE APPAREL 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 For your safety, always wear an approved motorcycle or scooter helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long- sleeved shirt or jacket whenever you ride your scooter. Helmets and protection Your helmet is your most important piece of riding gear be- cause it offers the best protection against head injuries.
  • Page 7: Load Limits & Guidelines

    LOAD LIMITS & LOADING GUIDELINES These general guidelines may help you decide how to add accessories to your scooter and how to load it properly. Load limits 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 These specifications are the load limits for your People S scooter.
  • Page 8: Accessories & Modifications

    Never modify your scooter through the improper instal- operating conditions. It is not possible for KYMCO to test each lation or use of accessories. All parts and accessories accessory on the market, or all of the combinations of the avail- added to this vehicle should be genuine KYMCO or able accessories.
  • Page 9: Section 2 - Controls & Features

    SECTION 2 - CONTROLS & FEATURES Location of parts & controls 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 Battery & Fuse 2 Helmet Holder 3 Ignition Switch 4 Speedometer...
  • Page 10 CONTROLS & FEATURES Location of parts & controls 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 Headlight HI/LO-beam Switch, Passing Light Button, Turn Signal Switch &...
  • Page 11 CONTROLS & FEATURES Location of parts & controls 5 5 5 5 5 1 Right Front Fork 2 Right Front Turn Signal 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 3 Front Brake Lever 4 Right Mirror 7 7 7 7 7 3 3 3 3 3 5 Headlight 2 2 2 2 2...
  • Page 12: Vehicle Identification Numbers

    CONTROLS & FEATURES VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS You scooter had identification numbers stamped into the frame and engine cases during manufacture. 1 1 1 1 1 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) or Frame Number To view the VIN 1, remove the cover on the frame cover by releasing its tab with a flat-head screw driver.
  • Page 13: Keys

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Ignition switch & Steering lock Keys Your People S scooter is supplied with two identical ignition switch keys. The ignition key operates the ignition switch, the 1 1 1 1 1 steering lock, and is used to open the seat to gain access to the front luggage box and the under-seat storage compart- ment (and fuel filler cap).
  • Page 14 CONTROLS & FEATURES Do not turn the ignition switch to the lock position when riding, as this could cause the steering to lock, and you could lose control of your scooter. Unlocking the steering Insert and rotate the ignition switch key clockwise from the 3 3 3 3 3 “LOCK ”...
  • Page 15: Right-hand Handlebar Switch

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Right handlebar switch Left handlebar switch 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 Engine stop switch 1 1 1 1 1 : Headlamp switch -- UP 3 3 3 3 3 : The engine stop switch turns off the ignition, stopping the en- The upper switch position turns the headlight high beam on.
  • Page 16: Turn Signals

    CONTROLS & FEATURES AT AT AT AT AT 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 Turn signal switch: To open the seat, stop the engine and rotate the ignition Use the turn signal indicator to signal to other traffic that you switch key counterclockwise in the ignition switch AT from intend to turn or change lanes.
  • Page 17: Helmet Hooks

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Power socket Helmet hooks Your scooter has two helmet hooks AK so you can hang your Your scooter is equipped with a SAE 12-VDC power socket helmet(s) outside of the under-seat storage compartment. AL in the under-seat storage compartment. AK AK AK AK AK AL AL AL AL AL AK AK AK AK AK...
  • Page 18: Main Stand

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Front luggage box Main stand (center stand) Your scooter is equipped with a front luggage box that per- Your People S scooter is equipped with a main (center) stand. mits you to secure your gloves or other items. 1 1 1 1 1 To open the luggage box, insert the ignition switch key into the To park your scooter on the main stand, stand on the left...
  • Page 19: Instruments

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Instruments & Indicators Your People S scooter is equipped with a multifunction meter and indicator set. This set includes an analog speedometer 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 and fuel level display, and a digital clock and odometer. The set also includes indicator lamps to alert you to headlight and turn signal functions.
  • Page 20: Clock & Trip-meter

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Digital Clock & Trip-meter Use the following instructions to set the digital clock and odometer display on your People S scooter. The odometer can be toggled between “miles” or “kilometers”, has a resettable trip meter, and a mileage-based service reminder feature.
  • Page 21 CONTROLS & FEATURES Changing from odometer display Trip-meter reset: to trip-meter display: While in the trip meter display, Press and hold the Adjustment press and hold the Mode Button Button 4 4 4 4 4 for two seconds to 8 8 8 8 8 and the Adjustment Button switch between “odometer”...
  • Page 22: Rear Shock Absorbers

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Rear shock absorbers Passenger foot rest Your People S scooter is equipped with fold-down foot rests You can adjust the spring preload of your scooter’s shock 2 for use when you are carrying a passenger. absorbers to match the load it will be carrying. 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1.
  • Page 23: Section 3 - Operation

    SECTION 3 - OPERATION Break-in recommendations The first 600 miles (1,000 km) of riding are the most important on these components during break-in to ensure that this mat- in the life of your scooter. Following proper break-in proce- ing process occurs. Do not, however, apply excessive load on dures during this time will help ensure maximum life and per- the scooter's drive line.
  • Page 24: Tire Break-in

    Maintenance Schedule section. and which can be quickly resolved. Unless you have formal training as a service techni- cian and have access to KYMCO technical reference materials, it is strongly suggested that you have the initial service performed by a KYMCO dealer.
  • Page 25: Pre-ride Inspection

    If you detect any problem, be sure to address it im- 6. Instruments: Make sure the speedometer, fuel level gauge mediately, or have it corrected by your KYMCO dealer. and indicator lights function (page 31). 7. Lights and horn: Check that headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, indicators and horn function properly (pages 31 &...
  • Page 26: Engine Oil Inspection

    OPERATION PRI - Engine oil level inspection NOTE: Park your scooter on the main stand, on level ground. Use extreme caution when performing the oil level in- spection or any other checks if the scooter’s engine has been recently operated. The engine oil, engine case and muffler can become very hot creating a burn hazard.
  • Page 27 5 5 5 5 5 unsafe riding condition. Replace worn or damaged tires immediately for your, and your passenger’s, safety. Consult your KYMCO dealer for tire repair or replace- ment service. 3. Check the tread depth 4 at the wear indicator points 5. If the tread is worn smooth at these points, the tire must be replaced.
  • Page 28: Fuel Level / Filler Cap

    OPERATION PRI - Fuel level inspection / Refilling When the fuel level gauge needle approaches “E” (indicating the tank is nearly empty), refill the tank with unleaded gasoline. To open the fuel filler cap: 1. With the engine “OFF”, place the scooter on its main stand 3 3 3 3 3 and open the seat (see page 14 of this manual).
  • Page 29 Never allow contami- nants (dirt, water, etc.) to enter the brake fluid reservoir. See your KYMCO dealer for this service. Brake fluid can damage paint and plastic, so handle the brake fluid with care. When adding brake fluid, be sure that the reservoir is horizontal before removing the cover so you will not spill fluid onto the scooter.
  • Page 30: Brake Inspection

    Consult your KYMCO dealer for any brake-related service. Prolonged and repetitive use of the vehicle’s hydraulic brakes for high speed stops will cause overheating of the brake fluid and premature brake pad wear, which can cause unexpected loss of braking ability.
  • Page 31 If the brake arm pointer is outside of the adjustment range markings the brake shoes must be inspected and may require replacement. If your scooter requires brake shoe replacement, see your KYMCO dealer for this service. 3 3 3 3 3 Brake lever inspection & adjustment:...
  • Page 32: Steering & Handlebar Inspection

    Make sure the rear wheel turns freely after free play adjustment, so the brake will function properly and not wear prematurely. If the steering does not move smoothly or feels ob- structed, do not ride your scooter. See your KYMCO dealer immediately for repairs or adjustment.
  • Page 33: Instrument Inspection

    3. Operate the turn signal switch to make sure the turn signals 6 flash. Make sure each of the four signals flash, and the NOTE: Contact your KYMCO dealer for repair of your lenses are free of dirt and are not broken.
  • Page 34: Chassis Inspection

    Because all of these systems are vital safety items, con- tact your KYMCO dealer for replacement bulbs or elec- Mirrors: Adjust the mirrors while seated on the scooter trical system repair should there be any malfunctions.
  • Page 35: Starting The Engine (electric Start)

    OPERATION Starting the engine (electric start) License plate: Make sure your license plate is securely To start your scooter using the electric starter motor, follow mounted and your registration is current. this procedure: Reflectors: Look to make sure all of the safety reflectors are NOTE: Before starting, check the engine oil and fuel lev- still mounted to your scooter.
  • Page 36 If the scooter does not start, con- tact your KYMCO dealer, as your scooter may need to have its fuel system cleaned and adjusted. 3. Press the starter button 1 without rotating the throttle grip.
  • Page 37: Starting The Engine (kick Start)

    OPERATION Do not press the starter button once the engine is run- ning or the starter motor and engine may be damaged. Starting the engine (kick start) To start your scooter using the kick start lever 3, follow the 4 4 4 4 4 electric starting procedure, but use the kick lever in place of the electric start button.
  • Page 38: Riding Your Scooter

    OPERATION Riding your scooter NOTE: After starting, allow the engine oil to circulate be- fore riding your scooter. Allow sufficient idling time after warm or cold engine start-up before applying load or rev- ving the engine. This allows time for the lubricating oil to reach all the critical engine components.
  • Page 39 OPERATION In hot weather the engine could overheat if it idles for a long period of time. Very slow speed traffic could also cause the scooter to overhead. To promote engine lon- gevity, permit the engine to cool in these situations. Avoid sudden acceleration and prolonged high speed use that can accelerate engine wear.
  • Page 40 OPERATION NOTE: Decreasing the scooter’s speed with a balanced 5. Limit the maximum speed of your scooter during the first application of both brake levers and a reduction of throttle 600 miles (1,000 km) of operation. Keep the road speed will reduce the distance required to stop.
  • Page 41 OPERATION NOTE: At certain speeds your scooter will turn more ef- fectively by leaning your body, than by applying pressure Reduce your speed when riding on uneven or loose road on the handlebars. Practice steering in an open, traffic- surfaces. When riding downhill, use less throttle and free area until you are familiar with the handling charac- brake intermittently to control the vehicle’s speed.
  • Page 42: Parking Your Scooter

    OPERATION Parking your scooter 6 6 6 6 6 Use the following procedure and suggestions when parking your scooter. 1. Place the scooter on level ground. 5 5 5 5 5 9. When you stop the scooter, press the center of the turn signal indicator switch 5 to cancel the signal flashing.
  • Page 43: Section 3 - Operation

    OPERATION The scooter may fall over if it is not parked on level ground. Make sure flammable materials such as dry grass or leaves do not come into contact with the exhaust sys- tem when parking your scooter. Lock the steering of your scooter (see pages 11 &...
  • Page 44: Section 4 - Maintenance

    If your scooter tips over or becomes involved in a crash, nomical and trouble-free riding. It will also help reduce air pol- be sure your KYMCO dealer inspects all major parts, lution and maximize fuel economy. even if you are able to make some repairs.
  • Page 45: Maintenance Schedule

    * Should be serviced by your KYMCO dealer, unless you have the proper tools, service data and are technically qualified. * * In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your KYMCO dealer. KYMCO USA recommends that your KYMCO dealer road test your scooter after each periodic maintenance service is completed.
  • Page 46: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance Schedule - People S 50, 125 & 200 MILEAGE 200 mi 600 mi 1850 mi 3100 mi 4300 mi 5500 mi 7000 mi Pre-ride inspection page 300 km 1000 km 3000 km 5000 km 7000 km 9000 km...
  • Page 47: Tires

    MAINTENANCE Tires NOTE: Check the tire inflation pressure and tire tread con- dition at the periods listed in the Periodic Maintenance Failure to follow these warnings may result in an acci- Schedule. For maximum safety and good tire life, the tire dent due to tire failure.
  • Page 48: Engine Oil

    API service classification. injury. If needed, let the engine and exhaust system cool before working in those areas. Engine oil capacity (50): 0.90 qt (0.85 L) Prolonged contact with used engine oil can cause skin Engine oil capacity (125 & 200): 1.20 qt (1.10 L)
  • Page 49 3. Replace the drain bolt 1. Tighten it to the specified torque. Oil drain plug torque: 18 lb-ft (25 N-m) 4. Add engine oil through the oil filler/dipstick hole. Engine oil capacity (50): 0.90 qt (0.85 L) Engine oil capacity (125 & 200): 1.20 qt (1.10 L)
  • Page 50: Transmission Fluid Change

    Transmission fluid change Transmission fluid type: SAE 90 1. Place the scooter on its main stand. Transmission fluid capacity (50): 0.13 qt (0.12 L) 3 3 3 3 3 Transmission fluid capacity (125 & 200): 0.25 qt (0.21 L) NOTE: The fill amount specified is the amount to use after completely draining the used transmission fluid.
  • Page 51: Air Filter Maintenance

    (or if the filter is at the replacement interval per the main- tenance schedule) discard the air cleaner element. 6. Install the cleaned or new air cleaner element. Use a KYMCO genuine air cleaner element or an equivalent air cleaner ele- 2.
  • Page 52: Spark Plug

    In such a situation, you should replace the standard spark plug with a spark plug that has a colder heat range (usually a higher number; consult with your KYMCO dealer when selecting an alternate spark plug). Recommended spark plug 2 2 2 2 2...
  • Page 53: Fuel System

    Replace any fuel system components that are leaking fuel. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a Contact your KYMCO dealer for fuel system service, re- qualified technician perform the battery maintenance. pairs or engine idle speed adjustment.
  • Page 54: Battery

    4 first, then the negative (-) terminal lead 3. 6. Replace the battery cover 2 and screws. NOTE: Always keep the ignition switch OFF when servic- ing the battery. See your KYMCO dealer for electrical system diagnosis and repair.
  • Page 55: Fuses

    4 4 4 4 4 When frequent fuse failures occur, it usually indicates a short circuit or an overload in the electrical system. Charging system fuse (50): Charging system fuse (125 & 200): 5 5 5 5 5 Ignition system fuse (50): Ignition system fuse (125 &...
  • Page 56: Brake Fluid Level Inspection

    2. The covers should also be pulled back 2 to make sure Always keep ignition switch OFF when servicing the the electrical terminals, are not contaminated by moisture, electrical connectors. See your KYMCO dealer for dirt or corrosion that could affect their electrical integrity. any electrical system diagnosis and repair.
  • Page 57: Brake Lever & Shoe Adjustment

    If your scooter requires begins to engage (see page 29). brake shoe replacement, see your KYMCO dealer for 1. Measure the free-play at the left brake lever end 5: this service.
  • Page 58: Cleaning Your Scooter

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning Clean your scooter regularly to protect the surface finishes and inspect for damage, wear, and oil, coolant or brake fluid leakage. Avoid cleaning products that are not specifically designed for scooter, motorcycle, or automobile surfaces. Nonspecific clean- ers may contain harsh detergents or chemical solvents that could damage the metal, paint, and plastic on your scooter.
  • Page 59 MAINTENANCE Removing road salt 6. Test the brakes before riding the scooter. Several applica- The salt used in some communities to prevent road icing can tions of the brakes may be necessary to restore normal brak- ing performance. become very corrosive to your scooter. Wash your scooter as soon as possible if it comes in contact with road salt (or sea water).
  • Page 60: Storage

    MAINTENANCE STORAGE GUIDE 3. To prevent rusting in the cylinder, perform the following: Extended storage, such as for the winter months, requires that Remove the spark plug cap from the spark plug, and use tape you take certain steps to reduce the effects of deterioration or string to secure the cap to any convenient plastic body part from the non-use of your scooter.
  • Page 61: Storage

    Removal from storage 1. Uncover and clean the scooter. 2. Change the engine oil if more than 1 month has passed since the start of storage. 3. Charge the battery as required (use a quality charger de- signed for use on a maintenance-free type battery). Install the battery.
  • Page 62: Maintenance Record

  • Page 63: Section 4 - Maintenance

  • Page 64: Specifications (people S 50)

    SPECIFICATIONS - PEOPLE S 50 Dimensions Chassis Overall length .......... 79.1 in (2010 mm) Tire size, front ............. 100/80 - 16 Overall width ..........28.3 in (720 mm) Tire size, rear............110/70 - 16 Overall height .......... 51.2 in (1300 mm) Chassis material ............Steel...
  • Page 65: Specifications (people S 125)

    SPECIFICATIONS - PEOPLE S 125 Dimensions Chassis Overall length .......... 80.7 in (2050 mm) Tire size, front ............. 100/80 - 16 Overall width ..........28.3 in (720 mm) Tire size, rear............120/80 - 16 Overall height .......... 51.2 in (1300 mm) Chassis material ............Steel Wheel base..........
  • Page 66: Specifications (people S 200)

    SPECIFICATIONS - PEOPLE S 200 Dimensions Chassis Overall length .......... 80.7 in (2050 mm) Tire size, front ............. 100/80 - 16 Overall width ..........28.3 in (720 mm) Tire size, rear............120/80 - 16 Overall height .......... 51.2 in (1300 mm) Chassis material ............Steel Wheel base..........
  • Page 67: Emission - Kymco Clean Air System

    KYMCO Clean-Air System The KYMCO Clean-Air System is a secondary air suction system that helps the exhaust gases to burn more completely. When the engine's exhaust is sent into the exhaust system, it contains some unused fuel. This exhaust is still hot enough to burn the unused fuel.
  • Page 68: Emission Information & Epa Warranty

    Do not modify the engine, intake or exhaust components, as doing so will affect compliance with these noise level requirements. Please do not modify or change any KYMCO-designed components that may alter the sound or emission level from your People S scooter.
  • Page 69: Kymco Limited Scooter Warranty

  • Page 70: Index

    Starting the Engine (kick start) ......35 Load Limits & Guidelines ........5 Steering & Handlebar Inspection ....... 30 Emission - KYMCO Clean Air System ....65 Locations of Parts & Controls ......7 - 9 Emission Information & EPA Warranty ....66 Storage ............
  • Page 71: Identification Numbers Record

    The ignition switch key identification code is stamped on tab 1 supplied with the key. If you require a replacement key, you will need this code to obtain a new key from your authorized KYMCO dealer. Record the key number in the box above.
  • Page 72 5 Stan Perkins Road Spartanburg, SC 29307 Telephone: (888) 235-3417 FAX: (864) 327-4745 Prepared: March 2009 T300-BA40BB-US-A5...

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