VESPA LX 125 150 Euro 3 Technical data

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for choosing one of its products. We have prepared this manual to help you to get the very best from your scooter. Please read it carefully before riding
the scooter for the first time. It contains information, tips and precautions for using your scooter. It also describes features, details and devices to assure
you that you have made the right choice. We believe that if you follow our suggestions, you will soon get to know your new vehicle and it will serve you
well for a long time to come. This booklet forms an integral part of the scooter; should the scooter be sold, it must be transferred to the new owner.
Vespa LX 125 150 Euro 3
The instructions given in this manual are intended to provide a clear, simple guide to using your scooter; this booklet also details routine maintenance
procedures and regular checks that should be carried out on the vehicle at an authorised Dealer or Service Centre. The booklet also contains
instructions for simple repairs. Any operations not specifically described in this manual require the use of special tools and/or particular technical
knowledge: to carry out these operations refer to any authorised Dealer of Service Centres.
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Personal safety
Failure to completely observe these instructions will result in serious risk of personal
injury.
Safeguarding the environment
Sections marked with this symbol indicate the correct use of the vehicle to prevent damaging the environment.
Vehicle intactness
The incomplete or non-observance of these regulations leads to the risk of serious
damage to the vehicle and sometimes even the invalidity of the guarantee.
The signs that you see on this page are very important. They are used to highlight those
parts of the booklet that should be read with particular care. As you can see, each sign
consists of a different graphic symbol, making it quick and easy to locate the various
topics.
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INDEX
VEHICLE......................................................................................
Dashboard................................................................................
Clock.........................................................................................
Key switch.................................................................................
Locking the steering wheel....................................................
Releasing the steering wheel................................................
Switch direction indicators........................................................
Horn button...............................................................................
Light switch...............................................................................
Start-up button..........................................................................
The immobilizer system............................................................
Keys......................................................................................
Immobilizerdevice enabled indicator led...............................
Operation...............................................................................
Programming the immobilizer system...................................
Opening the saddle...............................................................
Identification..............................................................................
Rear top box opening................................................................
Bag clip.....................................................................................
USE..............................................................................................
Checks......................................................................................
Refuelling..................................................................................
Tyre pressure............................................................................
Shock absorbers adjustment....................................................
Running in.................................................................................
Starting up the engine...............................................................
Precautions...........................................................................
Difficult start up.........................................................................
Stopping the engine..................................................................
Automatic transmission.............................................................
Safe driving...............................................................................
MAINTENANCE...........................................................................
Engine oil level..........................................................................
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Engine oil level check............................................................
Engine oil top-up...................................................................
Warning light (insufficient oil pressure).................................
Engine oil change..................................................................
Hub oil level..............................................................................
Tyres.........................................................................................
Spark plug dismantlement........................................................
Removing the air filter...............................................................
Secondary air system...............................................................
Checking the brake oil level......................................................
Battery.......................................................................................
Checking the electrolyte level................................................
Long periods of inactivity..........................................................
Fuses........................................................................................
Front light group........................................................................
Headlight adjustment.............................................................
Front direction indicators...........................................................
Rear optical unit........................................................................
Rear turn indicators...................................................................
Number plate light.....................................................................
Rear-view mirrors......................................................................
Idle adjustment..........................................................................
Front disc brake........................................................................
Rear drum brake.......................................................................
Puncture....................................................................................
Periods of inactivity...................................................................
Cleaning the vehicle..................................................................
TECHNICAL DATA......................................................................
Kit equipment............................................................................
SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES........................................
Warnings...................................................................................
PROGRAMMED MAINTENANCE...............................................
Scheduled maintenance table...................................................
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Vespa LX 125
150 Euro 3
Chap. 01
Vehicle
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01_01
Dashboard (01_01)
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A = Speedometer
B = Odometer
C = Fuel gauge
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E = Turn indicator warning light
F = Oil pressure warning light
G = High-beam warning light
H = Low fuel warning light
I = Low-beam/position light warning light
L = High/low beam switch
M = Turn indicator switch
N = Horn button
P = Starter button
Q = Throttle grip
R = Antitheft device LED (if available)
S = Real brake control lever
T = Digital clock
Clock (01_02)
Hours and minutes are displayed in a 1 to 12, AM or PM, format on the instrument
panel.
Operating the function selection switch «T» month, day and seconds can be seen
besides hours and minutes. In order to adjust the above mentioned functions, operate
button «U». The digital clock is powered by a battery (battery life is about 2 years); lift
the whole instrument panel to replace the battery. It is advisable to take your vehicle
to an Authorised Service Centre for this operation.
01_02
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D = Front brake control lever
WARNING
DEAD BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. THEY MUST DISPOSED OF IN SUITABLE CONTAINERS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Key switch (01_03)
LOCK = Ignition disabled, extractable key, steering lock engaged front glove-box
locked.
OFF = Ignition disabled, extractable key, steering lock disengaged, front glove-box
unlocked.
ON = Starter position, antitheft device disabled, non-extractable key, glove-box unlocked.
01_03
Locking the steering wheel
Turn the handlebar to the left (as far as it will go), turn the key to position «LOCK»
and remove the key.
CAUTION
DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «OFF» WHILE RIDING.
Releasing the steering wheel
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Reinsert the key and turn it to «OFF».
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DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «OFF» WHILE RIDING.
Switch direction indicators (01_04)
To set the left turn indicators flashing, move lever «B» to the left; to set the right turn
indicators flashing, move it to the right. The lever automatically returns to the central
position and the indicators remain on. To turn the indicators off, press the lever towards
the switch.
01_04
Horn button (01_05)
Horn button «E»
01_05
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CAUTION
Light switch (01_06)
0 = Low-beam and taillight
1 = High-beam and taillight
01_06
Start-up button (01_07)
To start the engine, press the starter button, «P», after pulling either one of the two
brake levers.
01_07
The immobilizer system
In order to enhance theft protection, the scooter is equipped with a «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER » electronic engine locking device that is activated automatically when
the starter key is removed. Upon start-up, the «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER» system
checks the starter key, and only if this key is recognised will the immobilizer system
allow the scooter to be started.
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Keys (01_08, 01_09, 01_10)
01_08
Two types of keys come with the vehicle. Key «A» with the brown grip is the «MASTER» key. Only a single copy of this key is supplied, which is necessary to program
all your other keys and for your dealer to perform some maintenance operations. We
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- start-up
- saddle opening
- glove box opening
Together with the keys, you will receive a CODE CARD bearing the same code imprinted onto the two keys.
01_09
WARNING
THE LOSS OF THE BROWN KEY PREVENTS LATER REPAIRS TO THE "PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER" SYSTEM AND TO THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT.
Immobilizerdevice enabled indicator led (01_11)
The activation of the «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER» system is shown by the flashing of
the appropriate warning light «A» (see «Instrument panel» section).
01_10
In order to reduce battery discharge, the indicator LED turns off automatically after 48
hours of uninterrupted functioning.
Should the system fail, different LED flashing patterns will be provided by an Authorised Piaggio-Gilera Service Centre with information on the type of fault detected.
Operation
01_11
Every time the starter key is removed in the "OFF" or "LOCK" position, the safety
system activates the immobilizer system. Turning the key to "ON" disables the engine
lock, provided that the safety system recognises the code transmitted by the key. If
the code is not recognised, turn the key first to "OFF" and then to "ON"; if the lock
cannot be disabled, try with the other key supplied (brown). If the engine cannot be
started, contact an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre, which is provided with the
electronic equipment required to detect and repair the system.
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therefore recommend that it be used only under exceptional circumstances. Black key
«B» (single copy supplied) is used for normal use such as:
When supplementary keys are required, remember that the programming (up to a
maximum of three keys) must be performed on all the keys whether they are new or
already in your possession.
Take the key with the brown grip and all the black keys supplied to an Authorised
Piaggio Service Centre.
The codes of keys not submitted for the new storage procedure are deleted from the
memory. Any lost keys will therefore not be enabled to start the engine.
WARNING
EACH KEY HAS ITS OWN AND UNIQUE CODE, WHICH MUST BE STORED BY
THE SYSTEM CONTROL UNIT.
VIOLENT SHOCKS MAY AFFECT THE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS OF THE
KEY.
SHOULD THE VEHICLE CHANGE OWNERS, IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
THAT THE NEW OWNER GET POSSESSION OF THE KEY WITH THE BROWN
GRIP (AS WELL AS ALL OTHER KEYS) AND THE «CODE CARD»
Programming the immobilizer system
Below is described the procedure to follow for programming the PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER system and/or for storing other key codes.
Procedure start - brown key
Insert the brown key into the key switch (in the «OFF» position), turning it to the
«ON» position. After 1 - 3 seconds, turn the key to «OFF » again and pull it out.
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Intermediate step - black key
After extracting the brown key, insert the black key within 10 seconds and promptly
turn it to «ON». After 1-3 seconds, turn the key to "OFF" again and pull it out.
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Final step - brown key
After extracting the last black key, insert the brown key again and turn it to «ON» (carry
out this operation within 10 seconds after extracting the previous key). Leave it in this
position for 1 to 3 seconds and return it to the «OFF» position.
Proper programming check
Insert the brown key disabling the transponder (i.e., by tilting the key hood by 90°),
and turn the key to «ON». Perform the engine start-up operation. Ensure that the
engine does not start. Insert the black key and repeat the start-up operation. Check
that the engine does start.
N.B.
IF THE ENGINE STARTS WITH THE BROWN KEY (AND WITH A DISABLED
TRANSPONDER) OR IF DURING THE PROGRAMMING A WRONG STEP HAS
BEEN CARRIED OUT, IT IS NECESSARY TO REPEAT THE PROCESS FROM THE
BEGINNING.
Opening the saddle (01_12)
Insert the key into the saddle lock «A», turn it anticlockwise and tip the saddle forward.
01_12
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In this way, a maximum of 3 black keys can be programmed by repeating the above
procedure keeping the indicated times.
Identification (01_13, 01_14)
The identification numbers consist of a prefix stamped on the chassis and on the engine, followed by a number. They should always be given when requesting spare
parts. We recommend that you check that the prefix and chassis number stamped on
the vehicle correspond with those in the vehicle documents.
CAUTION
01_13
BE REMINDED THAT ALTERING IDENTIFICATION REGISTRATION NUMBERS
CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS PENAL SANCTIONS (IMPOUNDING OF THE VEHICLE,
ETC.).
01_14
Rear top box opening (01_15)
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Turn the key to the position«OFF». Then press it. With the key is in «LOCK» the glovebox is locked.
01_15
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To use the retractable bag hook «B» located at the front end of the saddle, pull it
forward lightly.
01_16
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Bag clip (01_16)
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Vespa LX 125
150 Euro 3
Chap. 02
Use
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Checks
Before using the vehicle, check:
1. that the fuel tank is full.
2. The oil level in the rear hub.
3. engine oil level (see section «Engine oil level»).
4. That tyres are properly inflated.
5. correct functioning of headlights, rear taillight and turn indicators.
6. The correct functioning of the front and rear brakes.
Refuelling (02_01)
Fill fuel tank«A» with unleaded petrol (minimum octane rating = 95).
When the fuel reaches the reserve level, the warning light fitted on the instrument
panel lights up.
CAUTION
02_01
SHUT OFF THE ENGINE BEFORE REFUELLING WITH PETROL. PETROL IS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. DO NOT LET PETROL SPILL FROM THE TANK OR WHILE
REFUELLING
CAUTION
2 Use
DO NOT BRING NAKED FLAMES OR CIGARETTES NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
FUEL TANK: FIRE HAZARD. ALSO AVOID INHALING HARMFUL VAPOURS.
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2 Use
CAUTION
USING OILS OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED CAN SHORTEN THE LIFE
OF THE ENGINE.
Characteristic
Fuel tank capacity
~ 8.5 l (2 l of which is reserve)
Tyre pressure
CAUTION
TYRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED WHEN TYRES ARE COLD.INCORRECT TYRE PRESSURE CAUSES ABNORMAL TYRE WEAR AND MAKES RIDING DANGEROUS.
TYRES MUST BE REPLACED WHEN THE TREAD REACHES THE WEAR LIMITS
SET FORTH BY LAW.
Characteristic
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure
2 bar
Rear wheel pressure (rider and passenger):
2.3 bar
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Shock absorbers adjustment (02_02)
The preloading of the springs can be adjusted to 4 positions using the ring nut located
in the lower part of the shock absorbers and the specific spanner supplied.
Position 1: minimum preload: driver only
Position 2 medium preloading: driver only
Position 3 medium preloading: rider and passenger
Position 4: maximum preloading: driver, passenger, and luggage.
In order to carry out this operation you will need to use the specific spanner in the kit.
CAUTION
02_02
RIDING THE VEHICLE WITH THE SPRING PRELOADING NOT CORRECTLY SET
FOR THE RIDER AND POSSIBLE PASSENGER, COULD REDUCE THE COMFORT OF THE RIDE AND THE PRECISION OF THE STEERING.
WARNING
2 Use
WE RECOMMEND WEARING GLOVES WHILE CARRYING OUT THIS OPERATION IN ORDER TO AVOID INJURIES.
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WARNING
02_03
DURING THE FIRST 1000 KM DO NOT RIDE THE VEHICLE OVER 80% OF ITS
MAXIMUM SPEED. AVOID TWISTING THE THROTTLE GRIP FULLY OR KEEPING A CONSTANT SPEED ALONG LONG SECTIONS OF ROAD. AFTER THE
FIRST 1000 KM, GRADUALLY INCREASE SPEED UNTIL REACHING THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.
Starting up the engine (02_04)
The scooter is fitted with automatic transmission with a regulator and centrifugal clutch.
Therefore always start the engine with the throttle at a minimum; to start-off from still,
progressively twist the throttle grip.
The vehicle is equipped with am electric fuel pump and a starter that switch on automatically as soon as the engine is started.
02_04
In order to start the engine, it is necessary to pull either the rear brake lever "B" or the
front brake lever "C", before pressing the starting button, "A ", so as to disengage the
safety switches.
1: Rest the motorscooter on its stand "E"; check that the rear tire is off the ground.
2: Keep the throttle closed.
3: Insert the key into the ignition switch, "D", and turn to the ON position.
4: Push the starter button «A» after pulling the rear brake lever «B» or the front brake
lever «C».
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2 Use
Running in (02_03)
CAUTION
DO NOT CARRY OUT THESE OPERATIONS IN CLOSED AREAS SINCE EXHAUST GASES ARE TOXIC.
CAUTION
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN
REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE SCOOTER, THAT THE
EXHAUST DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS,
TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
Precautions
WARNING
2 Use
NEVER STRESS THE ENGINE AT LOW TEMPERATURES IN ORDER TO AVOID
POSSIBLE DAMAGE. BE CAREFUL NEVER TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM SPEED
WHILE RUNNING DOWNHILL, IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ENGINE.
IN ANY CASE, IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE ENGINE FROM PROLONGED EXCESSIVE REVOLUTIONS, THE REVOLUTION LIMITER WILL BE ACTIVATED IF
THE ENGINE SPEED EXCEEDS THE ESTABLISHED THRESHOLD. DO NOT ACTIVATE THE REVOLUTION LIMITER RECURRENTLY SO AS TO AVOID DAMAGING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER.
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2 Use
WARNING
AFTER A LONG DISTANCE COVERED AT THE MAXIMUM SPEED, DO NOT STOP
THE ENGINE IMMEDIATELY, BUT LET IT RUN AT IDLE FOR A FEW SECONDS.
Difficult start up (02_05)
If there is a problem you can follow the instructions below:
1.Carburettor flooded. Place the vehicle on the centre stand and check that the rear
tyre is off the ground. Open the throttle fully and press the starter button for five seconds and then stop for five seconds. If the engine does not start after a few attempts,
let the engine sit for a few minutes and then repeat the above operations. In any case
do not operate the starter longer than 20" in the attempt to start the engine.
02_05
2. Battery or starter motor inefficiency. Put the scooter on its stand "E"; make sure
that the rear wheel is off the ground, turn the key switch «D» to «ON» and use the
kick-starter «F».
CAUTION
ALWAYS PLACE THE VEHICLE ON ITS STAND BEFORE KICK STARTING.
WARNING
TAMPERING MAY CAUSE SERIOUS ENGINE MALFUNCTION.
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Stopping the engine (02_06)
Stop acceleration, then turn the key switch "D" to "OFF " to turn off the engine (extractable key).
CAUTION
02_06
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN
REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE SCOOTER, THAT THE
EXHAUST DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS,
TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
Automatic transmission
To ensure simple, pleasurable riding, the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission with regulator and centrifugal clutch. The system is designed to give the best
possible performance in terms of both acceleration and consumption, on level ground
and uphill, thanks to the adjustments made to engine speed and transmitted torque.
If you have to stop on an uphill slope (traffic lights, traffic jam, etc.) only use the brake
to keep the vehicle still, leaving the motor running at idling speed. Using the motor to
keep the vehicle still can cause the clutch to overheat. This problem is due to the
friction of the clutch parts on the clutch bell. It is therefore recommended to avoid
conditions of prolonged clutch slippage leading to clutch overheating (for example, as
well as the situation described above, riding uphill fully laden on steep slopes or starting off on slopes greater than 25%, etc.):
1. Do not continue riding in such conditions.
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2. Let the clutch cool down with the motor at idling speed for a few minutes.
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2 Use
Safe driving
WARNING
SOME SIMPLE TIPS ARE PROVIDED BELOW THAT WILL ENABLE YOU TO USE
YOUR SCOOTER ON A DAILY BASIS IN GREATER SAFETY AND WITH MORE
PEACE OF MIND.
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Your ability and your knowledge of the vehicle form the basis of safe riding. We recommend trying out the vehicle in traffic-free zones to get to know your vehicle
completely.
ALWAYS DRIVE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS
1. Before riding off, remember to put on your helmet and fasten it correctly.
2. Reduce speed and ride cautiously on uneven roads.
3. Remember that after riding on a long stretch of wet road without using the brakes,
the braking effect is initially lower. Given these conditions, it is a good idea to operate
the brakes from time to time.
4. Do not brake hard on a wet surface, on dirt tracks or on any slippery road surface.
5. If you have to brake, use both brakes in order to divide the braking action between
both wheels.
6. Avoid starting off by mounting the scooter while it is still resting on its stand. In any
case, the rear wheel should not be turning when in comes into contact with the ground,
in order to avoid abrupt departures.
7. If the vehicle is used on roads covered with sand, mud, snow mixed with salt, etc.,
clean the brake disc frequently with mild detergent in order to prevent abrasive substances from building up within the holes, which can result in early wear of the brake
pads.
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8. Any elaboration that modifies the vehicle's performances, such as tampering with
original structural parts is strictly forbidden by law, and renders the vehicle not conforming to the approved type and therefor dangerous to ride.
CAUTION
DO NOT FORGET THAT DRIVING IN A STATE OF DRUNKENNESS, OR WHEN
UNDER THE EFFECT OF DRUGS OR CERTAIN MEDICINES, CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR ONESELF AND FOR OTHERS.
CAUTION
2 Use
ANY CHANGES TO THE VEHICLE PERFORMANCE AS WELL AS ALTERATIONS
TO ORIGINAL STRUCTURAL PARTS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN BY LAW, AND
RENDERS THE VEHICLE NO LONGER CONFORMING TO THE APPROVED TYPE
AND DANGEROUS FOR RIDING.
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Vespa LX 125
150 Euro 3
Chap. 03
Maintenance
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Engine oil level (03_01)
03_01
In 4T engines, engine oil is used to lubricate the distribution elements, main bearings
and thermal group. An insufficient quantity of oil can cause serious damage to
the engine itself. In all four-stroke engines, a loss of efficiency in oil performance and
consumption should be considered normal. Consumption can particularly reflect the
conditions of use (i.e. when driving at "full acceleration" all the time, oil consumption
increases). The replacement frequencies provided for by the maintenance programme
are defined, depending on the total contents of oil in the engine and average consumption measured following standardised methods. In order to prevent any problems, we recommend checking oil level more frequently than indicated in the
Scheduled Maintenance table or before setting off on long journeys. The vehicle
is, however, equipped with an oil pressure warning light on the instrument panel.
Engine oil level check
Every time the scooter is used, a visual check should be made on the level of the
engine oil when the engine is cold. The oil level should be somewhere between the
MAX and MIN index marks on the level bar; the check must be made with the scooter
upright, resting on the centre stand.
03_02
If the check is carried out after the vehicle has been used, and therefore with a hot
engine, the level line will be lower; in order to carry out a correct check, wait at least
10 minutes after the engine has been stopped so as to get the correct level.
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CAUTION
USING THE ENGINE WITH INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION OR WITH THE WRONG
LUBRICANTS MAY INCREASE WEAR AND TEAR ON THE MOVING PARTS AND
MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE.
03_03
Characteristic
Engine oil
1100 cm³
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Always check oil level before carrying out top-ups and add oil without exceeding the
MAX level. An engine oil check-up and top-up should be carried out every 3,000 km
at an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre.
Warning light (insufficient oil pressure)
The vehicle is equipped with a warning light that lights up when the key is turned to
the «ON». However, this light should switch off once the engine has been started. If
the light comes on while braking, at idle speed or while turning a corner, it is
necessary to check the oil level and top it up if required. If after having toppedup the oil, the warning light still comes on while braking, at idle speed or while
turning a corner, it will be necessary to take your vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre.
Engine oil change (03_02, 03_03)
Oil must be changed and filter replaced at an Authorised Service Centre (as indicated in the Scheduled Maintenance Table). The engine should be emptied by
draining the oil from the drainage plug «B » of the gauze filter on the flywheel side. In
order to facilitate oil drainage, loosen the cap/dipstick «A». Since a certain quantity of
oil remains in the circuit still, the top-up should be carried out from the cap«A».
Then start up the scooter, leave it running for a few minutes and switch it off: after
about five minutes check the level and if necessary top up without exceeding the
MAX level.
The cartridge filter must be replaced every time the oil is changed. For top-ups and
changes use new oil of the recommended type.
WARNING
RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION OR WITH INADEQUATE LUBRICANTS ACCELERATES THE WEAR AND TEAR OF THE MOVING
PARTS AND CAN CAUSE IRRETRIEVABLE DAMAGE.
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Engine oil top-up
CAUTION
USED OILS CONTAIN SUBSTANCES HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. FOR
OIL REPLACEMENT, CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE, WHICH
IS EQUIPPED TO DISPOSE OF USED OILS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND LEGAL WAY.
Recommended products
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Engine oil
SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA Synthetic oil
Hub oil level (03_04, 03_05, 03_06)
Check the oil in the rear hub.
To check the rear hub oil level, proceed as follows:
1) Park the scooter on level ground and place it on the centre stand.
2) Unscrew the dipstick "A", dry it with a clean rag and then reinsert it, screwing it
tightly into place;
03_04
3) Pull out the dipstick and check that the oil level is between the MIN and MAX
notches. If the oil level is below the MIN notch, top up with the required amount of hub
oil.
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4) Screw the dipstick back in, checking that it is locked in place.
N.B.
THE REFERENCE MARKS ON THE HUB OIL LEVEL DIPSTICK, EXCEPT FOR
THE ONE INDICATING THE "MAX" LEVEL, REFER TO OTHER MODELS BY THE
MANUFACTURER AND HAVE NO SPECIFIC FUNCTION FOR THIS MODEL.
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RIDING THE VEHICLE WITH INSUFFICIENT HUB LUBRICATION OR WITH CONTAMINATED OR IMPROPER LUBRICANTS ACCELERATES THE WEAR AND
TEAR OF THE MOVING PARTS AND CAN CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE.
CAUTION
03_05
USED OILS CONTAIN SUBSTANCES HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. FOR
OIL REPLACEMENT, CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE, WHICH
IS EQUIPPED TO DISPOSE OF USED OILS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND LEGAL WAY.
Recommended products
AGIP ROTRA 80W-90
03_06
Rear hub oil
SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the requirements of API GL3 specifications
Characteristic
Hub oil
Capacity ~ 100 cc
REPLACEMENT
1) Remove the dipstick.
2 ) Unscrew the oil drainage screw «B» and drain out all the oil.
3) Screw back the drainage screw and refill the hub using the recommended oil quantity and type.
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CAUTION
Tyres (03_07)
Periodically check the inflation pressure of each tyre (when cold).
Tyres are fitted with wear indicators; tyres should be replaced as soon as these indicators become visible on the tyre tread. Also check that the tyres do not show signs
of splitting at the side or irregular tread wear; If this occurs, go to an authorised workshop or at least a workshop equipped to perform the removal and the refitting.
CAUTION
03_07
TYRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED WHEN TYRES ARE COLD.INCORRECT TYRE PRESSURE CAUSES ABNORMAL TYRE WEAR AND MAKES RIDING DANGEROUS.
TYRES MUST BE REPLACED WHEN THE TREAD REACHES THE WEAR LIMITS
SET FORTH BY LAW.
Characteristic
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure
2 bar
Rear wheel pressure (rider and passenger):
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2.3 bar
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In order to inspect the spark plug, follow the operation described when the engine is
cold:
1. Lift the saddle and remove the helmet compartment "A";
2. Remove the spark plug inspection door "B";
3. Detach the spark plug cap;
4. slide the door «C» on the engine cover upwards;
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5. Remove the spark plug with the supplied spanner "D" (with retaining rubber).
To refit, repeat the procedure in reverse order using the spanner to insert the spark
plug or to tighten it in its seat. Care should be taken to installing and fixing it with correct
inclination
Be extremely careful when carrying out the operations described above, insert your
left hand on the spark plug inspection door side and your right hand from the helmet
compartment side.
To refit the door follow the steps in reverse order, making sure to insert the pin in the
central cover.
03_09
WARNING
THE SPARK PLUG MUST BE REMOVED WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD. THE USE
OF A SPARK PLUG WITH THERMAL GRADE OR THREAD OTHER THAN THE
INDICATED TYPE (SEE «DATA» SECTION) CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE THE ENGINE. REPLACE SPARK PLUGS AT THE INTERVALS INDICATED IN THE
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TABLE.
N.B.
03_10
THE USE OF SPARK PLUGS OTHER THAN THE INDICATED TYPE OR OF
SHIELDLESS SPARK PLUG CAPS CAN CAUSE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILURES.
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Spark plug dismantlement (03_08, 03_09, 03_10, 03_11)
Characteristic
Spark plug
CHAMPION RG6YC - NGK CR7EB
03_11
Removing the air filter (03_12, 03_13)
Remove the side fairing unscrewing the 2 screws marked A. Remove the air cleaner
cap «D» after unscrewing the 6 fixing screws «C», then remove the filtering element.
Clean with water and shampoo, afterwards dry with compressed air and submerge in
a recommended oil and petrol mixture in ratio of 50%. Afterwards squeeze it, leave it
to dry and mount it again.
CAUTION
03_12
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IN CASE OF RIDING ON DUSTY ROADS IT IS ADVISABLE TO CLEAN THE AIR
FILTER MORE FREQUENTLY THAN INDICATED IN THE RELEVANT CHAPTER
ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE.
03_13
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In order to reduce polluting emissions, the vehicle is furnished with a catalytic converter in the muffler.
To favour the catalytic process, an extra amount of oxygen is added via a secondary
air system (SAS).
This system allows more oxygen to be added to the unburned gases before they reach
the converter, thus improving the action of the catalytic converter.
The air enters the exhaust duct from the head, and is purified by a black filter.
03_14
The system is fitted with a control valve that disables operation while decelerating to
avoid unwanted noise.
To ensure the best functioning of the SAS system, every 12,000 km the scooter should
be taken to an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre to have the filter cleaned (Scheduled maintenance operations section).
The filter sponge should be cleaned with water and mild soap, then it should be dried
with a cloth and slight blows of compressed air.
CAUTION
CONTACT AN AUTHORISED PIAGGIO SERVICE CENTRE TO CARRY OUT
THESE OPERATIONS.
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Secondary air system (03_14)
Checking the brake oil level (03_15, 03_16)
The brake fluid reservoir is equipped with a sight glass «A» made of transparent material; the quantity of liquid contained in the sight glass indicates the level of liquid in
the reservoir.
When the sight glass «A» is full, the level inside the reservoir exceeds the MIN level;
when it is partially full, the level drops to the MIN level; when it is fully empty, the level
of fluid in the reservoir is below the MIN level.
03_15
The brake fluid level may fall due to wear on the brake pads. In case the pad wear is
below the minimum mark, contact an Authorised Service Centre to have the braking
system thoroughly checked. If you need to top up the level, follow the steps listed
below. Unscrew the 2 screws "B", remove the tank cap "C" and pour in the required
quantity of fluid (the brake fluid level must be above minimum). Place the handlebar
in the riding position and pay attention not to tilt the vehicle in order to keep the brake
fluid reservoir in horizontal position when checking the fluid level.
CAUTION
TOP UPS SHOULD ONLY BE CARRIED OUT WITH DOT 4 CLASSIFIED BRAKE
FLUID.
WARNING
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03_16
IN NORMAL CLIMATIC CONDITIONS IT IS ADVISABLE TO REPLACE THE
ABOVE-MENTIONED FLUID EVERY 2 YEAR. NEVER USE BRAKE FLUID CONTAINED IN CONTAINERS WHICH ARE ALREADY OPEN OR PARTIALLY USED.
CAUTION
THE BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUID IS HIGHLY CORROSIVE. THEREFORE, WHEN
TOPPING IT UP, AVOID LETTING IT COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE PAINTED
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Battery (03_17)
To access the battery, tilt the saddle forwards, then remove the battery compartment
access door by unscrewing the star-shaped screw "A" shown in the figure.
The battery is the electrical device that requires the most frequent attention and the
most thorough maintenance.
WARNING
03_17
SPENT BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT
REGULATIONS.
CAUTION
ELECTROLYTE CONTAINS SULPHURIC ACID: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES,
SKIN AND CLOTHES. IN THE CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT, RINSE WITH
ABUNDANT OF WATER AND CONSULT A DOCTOR.
CAUTION
IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE SCOOT-
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PARTS OF THE VEHICLE. THE BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUID IS HYGROSCOPIC,
WHICH MEANS THAT IT ABSORBS MOISTURE FROM THE SURROUNDING AIR.
IF MOISTURE CONTAINED IN THE BRAKE FLUID EXCEEDS A CERTAIN VALUE,
THIS WILL RESULT IN INEFFICIENT BRAKING.
ER TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE
.
Checking the electrolyte level
The electrolyte level, which should be checked regularly, must always be at the maximum level. To reach this level, use only distilled water. Should it become necessary
to top up the battery with water too frequently, check the scooter's electrical system
because the battery is being overloaded, causing it to lose power quickly.
CAUTION
ELECTROLYTE CONTAINS SULPHURIC ACID: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES,
SKIN AND CLOTHES. IN THE CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT, RINSE WITH
ABUNDANT OF WATER AND CONSULT A DOCTOR.
Long periods of inactivity
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Battery performance will decrease if the vehicle is not used for a long time. This is the
result of the natural phenomenon of battery discharging plus residual absorption by
vehicle components with constant power consumption. Poor battery performance may
also be due to environmental conditions and the cleanness of the poles. In order to
avoid difficult starts and/or irreversible damage to the battery, follow any of these
steps:
- At least once a month start the engine and run it slightly above idle speed for 10-15
minutes. This keeps all the engine components, as well as the battery, in good working
order.
- Take your vehicle to a garage (as indicated in the "Vehicle not used for extended
periods" section) to have the battery removed. Have the battery cleaned, charged fully
and stored in a dry, ventilated place. Recharge at least once every two months.
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THE BATTERY MUST BE CHARGED WITH A CURRENT EQUAL TO 1/10 OF THE
RATED CAPACITY OF THE BATTERY AND FOR NOT LONGER THAN 10 HOURS.
CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE TO CARRY OUT THIS OPERATION SAFELY. WHEN REFITTING THE BATTERY MAKE SURE THE LEADS ARE
CORRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE TERMINALS.
WARNING
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CABLES WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING,
THIS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT.
WARNING
SPENT BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT
REGULATIONS.
Fuses (03_18, 03_19)
The electrical system is protected by two 15A fuses «B» located next to the battery
and by two 7,5 A fuses «A» located under the front grille.
CAUTION
03_18
IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE SCOOTER TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE
.
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N.B.
CAUTION
MODIFICATIONS OR REPAIRS TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, PERFORMED
INCORRECTLY OR WITHOUT STRICT ATTENTION TO THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE SYSTEM, CAN CAUSE ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING AND
RISK OF FIRE.
CAUTION
03_19
BEFORE REPLACING THE BLOWN FUSE, FIND AND SOLVE THE FAILURE
THAT CAUSED IT TO BLOW. NEVER TRY TO REPLACE THE FUSE WITH ANY
OTHER MATERIAL (E.G., A PIECE OF ELECTRIC WIRE).
BULBS
High/low beam light bulb
Type: Halogen (H4)
Power: 12V - 55/60W
Quantity: 1
Front tail light bulb
Type: All glass
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Power: 12V 5W
Quantity: 1
Front turn indicator bulb
Type: Spherical
Power: 12V - 10W
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Rear turn indicator light bulb
3 Maintenance
Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS
Type: Spherical
Power: 12V - 10W
Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS
Stop and tail light bulb
Type: Spherical
Power: 12V 21/5W
Quantity: 1
12V - 2W warning light bulbs
Type: All glass
Function: Turn indicators, warning
light
Quantity:3
12V - 1.2W warning light bulb
Type: All glass
Function: High-beam lights, fuel
reserve, engine oil
Quantity: 3
Instrument panel light bulbs
Type: All glass
Power: 12V - 2W
Quantity: 3
License plate light bulb
Type: ALL GLASS
Power: 12V - 5W
Quantity: 1
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Front light group (03_20, 03_21)
To access the headlight bulbs, remove the front of the handlebar cover, as follows:
1) Remove the rear-view mirrors; for this operation follow the instructions described
and illustrated in «Rear-view mirrors» section.
2) Unscrew the 3 screws holding the handlebar cover. The front central one «B» and
the rear 2 «C». Once this is done, the handlebar cover can be removed.
3) Remove the handlebar cover to access the headlight and the bulbs.
03_20
N.B.
IF MISTING IS NOTICED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMP GLASS, THIS
DOES NOT INDICATE A FAULT AND IS RELATED TO THE HUMIDITY AND/OR
TO LOW TEMPERATURES.
THE PHENOMENON SHOULD QUICKLY DISAPPEAR WHEN THE LIGHT IS
SWITCHED ON.
THE PRESENCE OF DROPS OF WATER, ON THE OTHER HAND, COULD INDICATE THAT WATER IS INFILTRATING. CONTACT THE PIAGGIO AFTER-SALES
SERVICE NETWORK.
03_21
Electric characteristic
Bulbs
1 piece 12V/55-60W bulb for high- and low-beam light
1 piece 12V/5W bulb for taillights
Headlight adjustment (03_22, 03_23)
3 Maintenance
Proceed as follows:
03_22
1. Place the vehicle in running order and with the tyres inflated to the prescribed pressure, on a flat surface 10 m away from a white screen situated in a shaded area,
making sure that the longitudinal axis of the scooter is perpendicular to the screen;
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3. If otherwise, adjust the right headlight with screw «A».
N.B.
THE ABOVE PROCEDURE COMPLIES WITH THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS REGARDING MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM HEIGHT OF LIGHT BEAMS. REFER TO THE
STATUTORY REGULATIONS IN FORCE IN EVERY COUNTRY WHERE THE vehicle IS USED.
03_23
Front direction indicators (03_24)
To replace the front turn indicator bulbs, remove the tail light taking out the retaining
screw "A", remove the bulb holder from its fitting; gently turn the bulb around 30º and
remove it. Follow the process in reverse order to refit.
03_24
Rear optical unit (03_25)
To access the rear taillight bulb it is necessary to remove the 2 fixing screws «D».
Gently push and turn the bulb about 30° and then remove it. To refit follow the same
steps but in reverse order.
N.B.
IF MISTING IS NOTICED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMP GLASS, THIS
DOES NOT INDICATE A FAULT AND IS RELATED TO THE HUMIDITY AND/OR
TO LOW TEMPERATURES.
03_25
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2. Turn on the headlight and check that the borderline of the projected light beam on
the screen is not lower than 9/10 of the distance from the ground to the centre of
vehicle headlamp and higher than 7/10;
THE PHENOMENON SHOULD QUICKLY DISAPPEAR WHEN THE LIGHT IS
SWITCHED ON.
THE PRESENCE OF DROPS OF WATER, ON THE OTHER HAND, COULD INDICATE THAT WATER IS INFILTRATING. CONTACT THE PIAGGIO AFTER-SALES
SERVICE NETWORK.
Rear turn indicators (03_26)
To gain access to the turn indicator bulbs, remove the fastening screws «E».
The bulbs have a bayonet coupling, to remove them press gently and twist anticlockwise about 30°. To refit follow the same steps but in reverse order.
03_26
Number plate light (03_27, 03_28)
Reach the back of the license plate support.
Use a screwdriver to remove the 2 screws "A" and detach the license plate lamp cover.
Then remove the bulb "B"
Electric characteristic
3 Maintenance
License plate light bulb
03_27
12V - 5W
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03_28
Rear-view mirrors (03_29)
The mirrors can be set to the desired position by adjusting the mirror frame.
To remove the rear-view mirror rotate the rear-view mirror support rod clockwise.
03_29
Idle adjustment (03_30)
Proceed as follows:
1. Rest the scooter on its centre stand and lift the saddle (as described in the
«Saddle opening to reach helmet compartment» section).
2. Remove the helmet compartment.
3. To adjust the idle speed, start the engine, then loose or tighten the screw
«B» until you reach the recommended idle speed taking care the engine does
not make the rear wheel move.
03_30
If it is difficult to adjust the idle speed, take your vehicle to an Authorised PIAGGIO
Service Centre or Dealer.
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WARNING
IDLE SPEED MUST BE ADJUSTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS VERY HOT. BEFORE
THIS OPERATION, MAKE SURE THAT THE THROTTLE GRIP HAS THE RECOMMENDED BACKLASH. IF BACKLASH IN THE THROTTLE CONTROL TRANSMISSION NEEDS ADJUSTING TAKE YOUR SCOOTER TO A PIAGGIO DEALER
OR AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE
Characteristic
Engine idle speed
1,650±100 rpm
Front disc brake (03_31)
The brake disc and pad wear is automatically compensated, therefore it has no effect
on the functioning of the front and rear brakes. For this reason it is not necessary to
adjust the brakes. An excessively elastic brake lever stroke may indicate the presence
of air in the braking circuit or an irregular brake operation. In this case, particularly
considering the importance of the brakes in terms of safety, it is strongly recommended
that you take the vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre as soon as possible for
the appropriate checks.
WARNING
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03_31
CHECK BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR ON A REGULAR BASIS (AS INDICATED IN
THE SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE TABLES). IF THE THICKNESS OF ONE OR
BOTH PADS IS IN THE REGION OF 1.5 MM, BOTH PADS MUST BE CHANGED.
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CARRY OUT THIS OPERATION AT AN AUTHORISED
SERVICE CENTRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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CAUTION
THE BRAKING ACTION SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE
LEVER STROKE.
Rear drum brake (03_32)
Operate adjustment nut «B» and loosen lock nut «A» shown in the figure. Note that
when the throttle is in idle the wheel should rotate free. After the adjustment, screw
lock nut «A».
CAUTION
03_32
THE BRAKING ACTION SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE
LEVER STROKE.
Puncture (03_33)
The vehicle is equipped with Tubeless tyres. When there is a puncture, Tubeless tyres
- unlike tyres with inner tubes - go flat very slowly. This offers greater riding safety. A
tyre that goes flat very slowly can be repaired with an "Inflate and Repair" spray. Tyres
should be later fully repaired or replaced at an Authorised Service Centre.
03_33
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AFTER FITTING NEW BRAKE PADS DO NOT USE THE VEHICLE UNTIL YOU
HAVE ACTIVATED THE BRAKE LEVER REPEATEDLY TO POSITION THE PADS
AND RESTORE THE LEVER STROKE TO ITS CORRECT POSITION.
Periods of inactivity (03_34)
We recommend carrying out the following operations:
1. General cleaning of the vehicle.
2 - With the engine off and the piston at bottom dead centre position, remove the spark
plug and pour 1÷2 cc of motor oil through its hole. Operate the starter 3-4 times letting
the engine perform a few revolutions, then remount the spark plug.
3 - Drain up all the vehicle's fuel; spread antirust grease on the unpainted metal parts;
keep the wheels lifted above the ground.
03_34
4 - For the battery, follow the procedures described in the «Battery» section.
5 - Drain the petrol from the carburettor tank.
6 - Replace engine oil.
Recommended products
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (brakes, throttle control and odometer)
Oil for 4-stroke engines
Cleaning the vehicle
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In order to soften the dirt and mud deposited on the painted surfaces, use a low pressure jet of water. Once softened, mud and dirt must be removed with a soft sponge
for bodywork soaked in lots of water and "shampoo" (2-4% of car shampoo in water).
Then rinse abundantly with water, and dry with a shammy cloth. For the outside of the
engine, use petroleum, a brush and clean cloths. Petroleum can damage paintwork.
Remember that any polishing with silicone wax must always be preceded by washing
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DETERGENTS POLLUTE WATER. THEREFORE THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE
WASHED IN AN AREA EQUIPPED FOR THE COLLECTION AND PURIFICATION
OF THE LIQUIDS USED.
WARNING
NEVER WASH THE VEHICLE UNDER DIRECT SUNLIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER WHEN THE BODYWORK IS STILL HOT, AS THE CAR SHAMPOO MAY DRY
BEFORE BEING RINSED OFF, AND COULD DAMAGE THE PAINTWORK. NEVER
USE RAGS SOAKED IN PETROL OR DIESEL OIL TO CLEAN THE PAINTED OR
PLASTIC SURFACES, TO PREVENT THEM LOSING THEIR SHINE AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS.
WARNING
WHEN WASHING THE ENGINE WITH A HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JET:
• ONLY USE FAN SPRAY JETS.
• DO NOT PLACE THE WATER JET NOZZLE CLOSER THAN 60 CM.
• DO NOT USE WATER AT TEMPERATURES OVER 40° C.
• DO NOT DIRECT THE JETS DIRECTLY TO CARBURETTOR, WIRING, SLOT
DIFFUSER ON THE TRANSMISSION COVER AND SCROLL COVER.
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CAUTION
WARNING
CLEAN YOUR SCOOTER FREQUENTLY SO AS TO AVOID POSSIBLE DIRT OR
MUD DEPOSITS THAT COULD CAUSE MALFUNCTIONING IN THE THROTTLE
GRIP TRANSMISSION AND/OR OTHER COMPONENTS.
CLEANING CHROME-PLATED PARTS
After cleaning chrome-plated parts, polish them with a specific product for chromeplated, aluminium or stainless steel surfaces. To prevent corrosion, apply a protective
spray on all the metal surfaces, including chrome- and nickel-plated ones. Apply spray
oil and wax with moderation and make sure to wipe off excess product immediately.
CAUTION
NEVER APPLY OIL AND WAX ON RUBBER AND PLASTIC PARTS.
CAUTION
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CHECK THAT THERE IS NO OIL OR WAX ON THE TYRES. BEFORE USING YOUR
SCOOTER TEST ITS BRAKING EFFICIENCY AND BEHAVIOUR ON A BEND.
DIFFICULT STARTING
No fuel in tank
Refuelling
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Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
Insufficient battery charge
Recharge the battery.
3 Maintenance
Filters, jets or carburettor dirty or
clogged.
IGNITION PROBLEM
No spark from spark plug. Due to
the presence of high voltage, this
check should only be carried out by
an expert.
Check that the electrodes are
properly adjusted (0.7÷ 0.8 mm).
Check that the electrodes are
clean (clean with pure petrol and
metal brush or with emery cloth).
Check the spark plug insulator:
Replace the spark plug if the
insulator is cracked or broken. If
the spark plug is in good
conditions, contact an Authorised
Service Centre.
LACK OF COMPRESSION
Spark plug adapter "worn", valve
clearance not adequate; worn
piston gas rings
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
HIGH CONSUMPTION AND LOW PERFORMANCE
Air filter blocked or dirty.
Clean with water and shampoo and
impregnate with petrol and specific
oil (section «Removing the air
filter»)
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INEFFICIENT BRAKING
Oil on drum or disc. Worn Pads/
Shoes
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre
incorrect rear brake adjustment
Adjust
INEFFICIENT SUSPENSIONS
Inefficient shock absorbers, oil
Contact an Authorised Service
leakage, deteriorated end of stroke Centre
buffers.
IRREGULAR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Deteriorated variable speed rollers Contact an Authorised Service
and/or driving belt and/or clutch
Centre
EXHAUST NOISE
3 Maintenance
Depression tube damaged/
disconnected or secondary valve
damaged
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre
STAND DOES NOT RETURN TO POSITION
Presence of dirt
Clean and grease
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150 Euro 3
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Technical data
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4 Technical data
04_01
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4 Technical data
TECHNICAL DATA 125
Engine
Single-cylinder, 4-stroke Piaggio
LEADER
Cubic capacity
124 cc
Bore x stroke
57.0 x 48.6 mm
Max. power
7.6 kW at 8250 rpm
Max. torque
9.6 Nm at 7250 rpm
Length
1800 mm
Width
740 mm
Wheelbase
1280 mm
Overall height
1140 mm
Spark plug
CHAMPION RG6YC - NGK
CR7EB
Valve clearance
intake 0.10
outlet 0.15
Fuel
Unleaded petrol
Carburettor
KEIHIN CVK26
Fuel tank capacity
~ 8.5 l (2 l of which is reserve)
Timing system
Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
with 2 valves
Cooling
Forced air circulation.
Lubrication
Wet crankcase
Start-up
Electrical / Kick starter
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4 Technical data
Transmission
Automatic speed variator CVT with
torque server
Chassis
Unitised body made of stamped
plate.
Clutch
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
Steering and suspensions
Steering tube articulated on the
front wheel carrier hub; helicoidal
spring suspension and doubleacting hydraulic shock absorber;
rear with double-acting shock
absorber and coaxial spring
adjustable to 4 positions at
preloading.
Front brake
Disc brake (Ø 200 mm) with
hydraulic control (lever on the far
right of the handlebar) and fixed
calliper.
Rear brake
Ø110 mm drum brake
Front wheel rim
Die-cast aluminium alloy; 2.50 x11"
Rear wheel rim
Die-cast aluminium alloy; 3.00 x
10"
Front tyre
Tubeless; 110/70-11"
Rear tyre
Tubeless; 120/70-10"
Kerb weight
114 ± 5
TECHNICAL DATA 150
Engine
Single-cylinder, 4-stroke Piaggio
LEADER
58
150,46 cm³
Bore x stroke
62,6 x 48.6 mm
Overall height
1140 mm
Width
740 mm
Length
1800 mm
Wheelbase
1280 mm
Compression ratio
10.5: 1
Max. power
8.9 kW at 7750 rpm
Max. torque
11.8 Nm at 6500 rpm
Spark plug
CHAMPION RG6YC - NGK
CR7EB
Carburettor
KEIHIN CVK26
Valve clearance
intake 0.10
4 Technical data
Cubic capacity
outlet 0.15
Fuel
Unleaded petrol
Fuel tank capacity
~ 8.5 l (2 l of which is reserve)
Timing system
Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
with 2 valves
Cooling
Forced air circulation.
Lubrication
Wet crankcase
Start-up
Electrical / Kick starter
Transmission
Automatic speed variator CVT with
torque server
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Chassis
Unitised body made of stamped
plate.
Clutch
Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
Steering and suspensions
Steering tube articulated on the
front wheel carrier hub; helicoidal
spring suspension and doubleacting hydraulic shock absorber;
rear with double-acting shock
absorber and coaxial spring
adjustable to 4 positions at
preloading.
Front brake
Disc brake (Ø 200 mm) with
hydraulic control (lever on the far
right of the handlebar) and fixed
calliper.
Rear brake
Ø110 mm drum brake
Front wheel rim
Die-cast aluminium alloy; 2.50 x11"
Rear wheel rim
Die-cast aluminium alloy; 3.00 x
10"
Front tyre
Tubeless; 110/70-11"
Rear tyre
Tubeless; 120/70-10"
Kerb weight
114 ± 5
4 Technical data
Kit equipment
Wrenches: box-spanner (16 mm); one twin screwdriver; one spanner for sock absorbers. The tools are located under the seat in an appropriate container.
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Chap. 05
Spare parts and
accessories
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Warnings (05_01, 05_02)
WARNING
IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT "ORIGINAL PIAGGIO SPARE PARTS" BE
USED, AS THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES OFFERING YOU THE SAME QUALITY
ASSURANCE AS THOSE INITIALLY FITTED ON THE VEHICLE.
IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT USING NON-ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS
CAUSES YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS TO EXPIRE.
WARNING
5 Spare parts and accessories
05_01
PIAGGIO MARKETS ITS OWN LINE OF ACCESSORIES THAT ARE RECOGNISED AND GUARANTEED FOR USE. IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL, IN ORDER
TO CHOOSE AND MOUNT THE ACCESSORIES CORRECTLY, TO CONTACT AN
AUTHORISED DEALER OR SERVICE CENTRE. THE USE OF NON-ORIGINAL
ACCESSORIES MAY AFFECT THE STABILITY AND OPERATION OF YOUR VEHICLE AND REDUCE SAFETY LEVELS WITH POTENTIAL RISKS FOR THE
RIDER.
05_02
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Chap. 06
Programmed
maintenance
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Scheduled maintenance table
Adequate maintenance is fundamental to ensuring long-lasting, optimum operation
and performance of your vehicle.
To this end, a series of checks and maintenance operations (at the owner's expense)
have been suggested, which are included in the summary table on the following page.
Any minor faults should be reported without delay to an Authorised Service Centre
or Dealer without waiting until the next scheduled service to solve it.
All scheduled maintenance services must be carried out at the specified times, even
if the stated mileage has not yet been reached. Carrying out scheduled services on
time is necessary to ensure your warranty remains valid. For any further information
concerning Warranty procedures and "Scheduled Maintenance", please refer to the
"Warranty Booklet".
EVERY 2 YEARS
Brake fluid - change
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EVERY 3000 KM
Engine oil - level check/ top-up
AFTER 1000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Idle speed (*) - adjustment
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6 Programmed maintenance
Throttle lever - adjustment
Steering - adjustment
Brake control levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Safety locks - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - road test
(*) See instructions in the «Idle speed adjustment» section
AFTER 6000 KM, 18000 KM, 54000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil level - check
Spark plug electrode gap - check
Air filter - clean
Engine oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Valve clearance - adjustment
Variable speed rollers/pads - check
Driving belt - checking
Brake pads - check condition and wear
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Brake fluid level - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Centre stand - lubrication
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - road test
AFTER 12000 KM, 60000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil level - check
Air filter - clean
Engine oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Spark plug - replacement
Idle speed (*) - adjustment
6 Programmed maintenance
Throttle lever - adjustment
Pads and variator rollers - replacement
Driving belt - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake control levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
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6 Programmed maintenance
Transmission elements - lubrication
Safety locks - check
Suspensions - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Centre stand - lubrication
Secondary air filter - cleaning
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - road test
(*) See instructions in the «Idle speed adjustment» section
AFTER 24000 KM, 48000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil - change
Air filter - clean
Engine oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Spark plug - replacement
Idle speed (*) - adjustment
Throttle lever - adjustment
Pads and variator rollers - replacement
Driving belt - replacement
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Cylinder ventilation system - cleaning
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake control levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Transmission elements - lubrication
Safety locks - check
Suspensions - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Secondary air filter - cleaning
Centre stand - lubrication
6 Programmed maintenance
Vehicle and brake test - road test
(*) See instructions in the «Idle speed adjustment» section
AFTER 30000 KM, 42000 KM, 66000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil level - check
Spark plug electrode gap - check
Air filter - clean
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6 Programmed maintenance
Engine oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Slide pads and variator rollers - check
Driving belt - checking
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Centre stand - lubrication
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - road test
AFTER 36000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil - change
Spark plug - replacement
Air filter - clean
Engine oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Valve clearance - adjustment
Idle speed (*) - adjustment
Throttle lever - adjustment
Pads and variator rollers - replacement
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Driving belt - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Brake control levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Flexible brake tubes - replacement
Transmission elements - lubrication
Safety locks - check
Suspensions - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Secondary air filter - cleaning
Centre stand - lubrication
6 Programmed maintenance
Tyre pressure and wear - check
Vehicle and brake test - road test
(*) See instructions in the «Idle speed adjustment» section
AFTER 72,000 KM
Engine oil - replacement
Hub oil - change
Spark plug - replacement
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6 Programmed maintenance
Air filter - clean
Engine oil - change
Oil filter (net filter) - clean
Valve clearance - adjustment
Idle speed (*) - adjustment
Throttle lever - adjustment
Pads and variator rollers - replacement
Driving belt - replacement
Odometer gear - greasing
Steering - adjustment
Cylinder ventilation system - check
Brake control levers - greasing
Brake pads - check condition and wear
Brake fluid level - check
Flexible brake tubes - replacement
Transmission elements - lubrication
Safety locks - check
Suspensions - check
Electrical system and battery - check
Headlight - adjustment
Secondary air filter - cleaning
Centre stand - lubrication
Tyre pressure and wear - check
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Vehicle and brake test - road test
(*) See instructions in the «Idle speed adjustment» section
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TABLE
Description
6 Programmed maintenance
Product
Specifications
AGIP ROTRA 80W-90
Rear hub oil
SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the
requirements of API GL3 specifications
AGIP BRAKE 4
Brake fluid
FMVSS DOT 4 Synthetic fluid
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (brakes,
throttle control and odometer)
Oil for 4-stroke engines
AGIP FILTER OIL
Oil for air filter sponge
Mineral oil with specific additives for increased
adhesiveness
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Engine oil
SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA
Synthetic oil
AGIP GREASE MU3
Grease for odometer transmission gear case
Soap-based lithium grease with NLGI 3; ISOL-XBCHA3, DIN K3K-20
AGIP GP 330
Grease for brake control levers, throttle, stand White calcium complex soap-based spray
grease with NLGI 2; ISO-L-XBCIB2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A
H
S
Air filter: 36
Headlight: 44
Horn: 11
Hub oil: 32
Saddle: 15
Scheduled maintenance: 64
Shock absorbers: 22
Spark plug: 35
Start-up: 12
B
Battery: 39
Brake: 38, 48, 49
I
Identification: 16
Immobilizer: 12, 14
T
C
Technical Data: 55
Top box: 16
Transmission: 26
Turn indicators: 46
Tyre pressure: 21
Tyres: 34
Clock: 9
K
D
Key switch: 10
Keys: 12
Disc brake: 48
L
E
Light switch: 12
Engine oil: 30, 31
M
F
Fuses: 41
Maintenance: 29, 63, 64
Mirrors: 47
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