Vespa LX 125ie 150ie 3Valvole

Vespa would like to thank you
for choosing one of its products. We have prepared this manual to help you to get the very best from your vehicle. Please read it carefully before riding
the vehicle for the first time. It contains information, tips and precautions for using your vehicle. 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 scooter and it will serve you
well for a long time to come. This booklet forms an integral part of the vehicle; should the vehicle be sold, it must be transferred to the new owner.
Vespa LX 125ie 150ie 3Valvole
Ed. 01_04/2012
The instructions given in this manual are intended to provide a clear, simple guide to using your vehicle; 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 booklet require the use of special tools and/or particular technical
knowledge: to carry out these operations, refer to any authorised Dealer or 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 parts
of the booklet that should be read with particular care. The different symbols are used
to make each topic in the manual simple and quick to locate.
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INDEX
VEHICLE......................................................................................
Dashboard................................................................................
Analogue instrument panel.......................................................
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......................................................................................
Immobilizer device enabled indicator led..............................
Operation...............................................................................
Fuel tank...................................................................................
Opening the saddle...............................................................
Opening the side panels...........................................................
Identification..............................................................................
Rear top box opening................................................................
Bag clip.....................................................................................
Helmet Anti-theft Device...........................................................
USE..............................................................................................
Checks......................................................................................
Refuelling..................................................................................
Tyre pressure............................................................................
Shock absorbers adjustment....................................................
Running in.................................................................................
Starting up the engine...............................................................
Difficult start up.........................................................................
Stopping the engine..................................................................
Anti-theft ring.............................................................................
Catalytic silencer.......................................................................
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Stand.........................................................................................
Automatic transmission.............................................................
Safe driving...............................................................................
Rear rack..................................................................................
MAINTENANCE...........................................................................
Engine oil level..........................................................................
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...............................................................
Checking the brake oil level......................................................
Braking system fluid top up...................................................
Battery.......................................................................................
Use of a new battery.............................................................
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......................................................................
Front disc brake........................................................................
Rear drum brake.......................................................................
Puncture....................................................................................
Periods of inactivity...................................................................
Cleaning the vehicle..................................................................
Troubleshooting........................................................................
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TECHNICAL DATA......................................................................
Data..........................................................................................
Toolkit.......................................................................................
SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES........................................
Warnings...................................................................................
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE....................................................
Scheduled servicing table.........................................................
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Vespa LX 125ie 150ie 3Valvole
Chap. 01
Vehicle
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Dashboard (01_01)
01_01
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B = Horn button
C = Turn indicator switch
D = Light switches
E = Left hand grip
F = Rear brake control lever
G = Analogue instrument panel
H = Front brake control lever
I = Throttle grip
L = Start-up button
Analogue instrument panel (01_02)
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A = Ignition key-switch
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01_02
M = Engine control telltale light
N = Low engine oil pressure warning light;
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P = High-beam warning light
Q = Daylight running light/low-beam light warning light
R =Low fuel warning light
S= = Fuel gauge
T = Speedometer
U = = Immobilizer LED warning light
V = Digital clock
Z = Odometer
Clock (01_03)
Located in the instrument panel, it displays hours and minutes with 1 to 12-hour time,
AM or PM.
Operate the function selection button «B» and month, day and seconds are also displayed besides hours and minutes.
To adjust the different functions, select the desired function with button «A» and adjust
with button «B». The time counter can be reset by pressing button «A» with the clock
in the seconds function.
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O = Turn indicator warning light
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.
WARNING
01_03
DEAD BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. THEY MUST DISPOSED OF IN SUITABLE CONTAINERS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Key switch (01_04)
The key switch «A» is located on the knee-guard panel.
SWITCH POSITIONS
ON«1»: Ready to start position, non-extractable key, mechanical antitheft device disabled.
OFF «2»: Ignition disabled, extractable key, mechanical antitheft device disabled.
LOCK «3»: Ignition disabled, extractable key, mechanical antitheft device enabled.
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01_04
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Turn the handlebar to the left (as far as it will go), turn the key to «LOCK» and remove
the key.
CAUTION
DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «KEY OFF» WHILE RIDING.
01_05
Releasing the steering wheel (01_06)
Reinsert the key and turn it to «OFF».
CAUTION
DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «KEY OFF» WHILE RIDING.
01_06
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Locking the steering wheel (01_05)
Switch direction indicators (01_07)
By moving the turn indicator switch «C» to the left, to position «1», the left turn indicators turn on.
By moving the switch «C» to the right, to position «2», the right turn indicators turn on.
The turn indicator switch «C» turns automatically to position «0», keeping the requested function.
To cancel the request and turn off the activated indicators, press the switch «C».
01_07
Horn button (01_08)
Push the button «B» to sound the horn.
01_08
Light switch (01_09)
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When the light switch «D» is set to «0», the low-beam light is on. When set to «1»,
the high-beam light is activated.
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CAUTION
DO NOT PLACE, TRANSPORT OBJECTS AND/OR CLOTHES OVER THE FRONT
HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY, WHEN THE HEADLIGHT IS TURNED ON OR OFF.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS PRECAUTION MAY CAUSE OVERHEATING AND
THE SUBSEQUENT FUSION OF THE GLASS.
01_09
Start-up button (01_10)
To start the engine, pull either of the two brake levers and then push the button «L».
The vehicle is equipped with special starter procedure management. The starter motor
remains active until the engine starts even if switch «L» is released.
Keep one of the two brakes operated (front or rear) so as to not interrupt the starter
procedure.
The throttle grip must remain in the minimum position, because any other position
inhibits the vehicle starter.
01_10
The starter motor will remain active for a maximum of 5 consecutive seconds.
The immobilizer system
In order to enhance theft protection, the vehicle is equipped with a «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER » electronic engine locking device that is activated automatically when the
ignition switch is removed. Upon start-up, the «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER» system
checks the starter key, and only if this key is recognised will the Immobiliser system
allow the vehicle to be started.
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Keys (01_11, 01_12, 01_13)
The vehicle is supplied with two types of keys. The red-handgrip key «A» 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 therefore recommend that it be used only under exceptional circumstances. The
blue key «B» (single copy supplied) is used for normal operations and for start-up.
Together with the keys comes a CODE CARD which is imprinted with the mechanical
code of the keys.
01_11
WARNING
LOOSING THE RED KEY PREVENTS ANY REPAIRS OF THE 'PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER' SYSTEM AND THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT.
WARNING
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01_12
KEEP THE 'CODE CARD' AND THE RED HANDGRIP KEY IN A SAFE PLACE (NOT
ON YOUR VEHICLE).
01_13
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Activation of the «PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER» system is signalled by a flashing warning
light «U» (see «Analogue instrument panel» section).
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 Service Centre with information on the type of fault detected.
01_14
Operation
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 (red-coloured). 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. The Immobilizer is
also activated by switching off the engine with the RUN OFF switch. This happens
even if the starter key is in «ON».
When additional keys are required, please note that data storage (up to 3 keys max.)
must be done on all keys, both new ones and existing ones. Take your scooter to an
Authorised Piaggio Service Centre carrying with you the red-handgrip key and all
the blue keys in your possession. The codes of keys not submitted for the new programming 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 IN
THE SYSTEM CONTROL UNIT MEMORY.
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Immobilizer device enabled indicator led (01_14)
VIOLENT SHOCKS MAY AFFECT THE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS OF THE
KEY.
IF OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PERSON,
THE KEY WITH THE RED GRIP (AS WELL AS THE OTHER KEYS) AND THE
"CODE CARD" MUST BE ALSO TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW OWNER.
Procedure start - red key
Insert the red ignition key in the switch key (in "OFF" position) and turn it to "ON". After
1 - 3 seconds, turn the key to «OFF » again and pull it out.
Intermediate step - blu key
Within ten seconds after pulling out the red key, insert the black key and promptly turn
it to «ON». After 1-3 seconds, turn the key to "OFF" again and pull it out.
In this way, a maximum of 3 blue keys can be programmed by repeating the above
procedure and keeping the indicated times.
Final step - red key
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After extracting the last blue 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 «OFF».
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Insert the red key disabling the transponder (i.e., tilt the key cap by 90°) and turn the
key to "ON". Perform the engine start-up operation. Ensure that the engine does not
start. Insert the blue key and repeat the start-up operation. Check that engine starts.
WARNING
SHOULD THE ENGINE START WITH THE RED KEY (WITH TRANSPONDER OFF),
OR IN THE EVENT OF WRONG OPERATION DURING PROGRAMMING, REPEAT
THE PROCEDURE FROM THE BEGINNING.
Fuel tank (01_15)
The fuel tank cap «A» is under the saddle. To reach it, tip the saddle forwards.
01_15
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Proper programming check
Opening the saddle (01_16)
To lift the saddle;
- insert the key into the saddle lock «A»;
- turn the key anticlockwise and lift the saddle towards the instrument panel.
When lifting the saddle, you access the:
- fuel tank cap,
01_16
- helmet compartment;
- main fuses;
- battery.
Opening the side panels. (01_17, 01_18, 01_19)
To remove the front cover, proceed as follows:
- remove the clip-on badge, paying attention to the vehicle bodyworks.
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01_17
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- Turn the handlebar until the end of one side.
- Remove the front cover upwards and to the side, releasing the housing tongues.
01_18
01_19
Identification (01_20, 01_21)
Identification registration numbers are made up of a prefix and a number, stamped on
the chassis and on the engine. These numbers must always be quoted when ordering
spare parts. We recommend checking that the chassis registration number stamped
on the vehicle corresponds with that on the vehicle documentation.
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- Undo the fixing screw.
CAUTION
BE REMINDED THAT ALTERING IDENTIFICATION REGISTRATION NUMBERS
CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS PENAL SANCTIONS (IMPOUNDING OF THE VEHICLE,
ETC.).
Chassis number
The chassis number «A» is stamped near the battery compartment.
To read it proceed as follows:
- lift the saddle;
- lift the helmet compartment by removing it.
01_20
Engine number
The engine number «B» is stamped near the rear left shock absorber lower support.
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01_21
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Turn the key to «OFF». Then press it. When the key is set to «LOCK», the glove-box
is locked.
01_22
Bag clip (01_23)
The bag hook is placed on the saddle end.
To use the hook, slide it off from the front.
Maximum applicable load: 1.5 kg
01_23
FOR THE USER SAFETY, THE DIMENSIONS OF THE LOAD SHOULD NOT BE
EXCEEDED BY THE PERIMETER OF THE VEHICLE OR PREVENT AT ALL THE
RIDING.
CAUTION
THE INDICATED COMPONENT «B» REPRESENTS THE AIR INTAKE OF THE
MOTOR: DO NOT OBSTRUCT EXTERNALLY OR INTERNALLY, WITH ANY OB-
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Rear top box opening (01_22)
JECT, THE ENDS UNDER THE SADDLE, IN ORDER TO AVOID SERIOUS ENDANGERING OF THE VEHICLE.
Helmet Anti-theft Device (01_24)
When lifting the saddle, as described in paragraph «Saddle opening», you can reach
the antitheft device «A» at which it is possible to secure a helmet.
CAUTION
01_24
IN ORDER TO AVOID ENDANGERING THE STABILITY WHEN RIDING, DO NOT
RIDE THE SCOOTER WITH THE HELMET INSERTED INTO THE ANTITHEFT DEVICE.
CAUTION
THE INDICATED COMPONENT «B» REPRESENTS THE AIR INTAKE OF THE
MOTOR: DO NOT OBSTRUCT EXTERNALLY OR INTERNALLY, WITH ANY OBJECT, THE ENDS UNDER THE SADDLE, IN ORDER TO AVOID SERIOUS ENDANGERING OF THE VEHICLE.
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WARNING
THIS ACCESSORY IS NOT A THEFT PREVENTION GUARANTEE, IT IS ONLY A
DETERRENT.
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Vespa LX 125ie 150ie 3Valvole
Chap. 02
Use
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Checks (02_01)
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.
02_01
5. correct functioning of headlights, rear taillight and turn indicators.
6. The correct functioning of the front and rear brakes.
Refuelling (02_02)
Fill fuel tank«A» with unleaded petrol (minimum octane rating = 95).
When the fuel reaches the low fuel level, the warning light on the instrument panel
lights up.
CAUTION
02_02
SHUT OFF THE ENGINE BEFORE REFUELING WITH PETROL. PETROL IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. DO NOT LET PETROL SPILL FROM THE TANK OR WHILE
REFUELING
2 Use
CAUTION
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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Characteristic
Fuel tank capacity
(8.2±0.5) l
Tyre pressure (02_03)
Check tyre pressure as indicated in the scheduled maintenance table.
CAUTION
02_03
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.
TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure (with
passenger)
2.0 bar (2.3 bar)
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TYRES
Front tyre
Tubeless, 110/70 - 11'' 45L
Rear tyre
Tubeless, 120/70 - 10'' 54L
Shock absorbers adjustment (02_04, 02_05)
The preloading of the spring 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: rider only
Position 2 medium preloading: rider only
Position 3 medium preloading: rider and passenger
Position 4: maximum preloading: rider, passenger, and luggage.
02_04
In order to carry out this operation you will need to use the specific spanner in the kit.
Spring preloading increases by turning the ring nut towards «A», but decreases if the
ring nut is turned towards «B».
CAUTION
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.
2 Use
02_05
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WARNING
WE RECOMMEND WEARING GLOVES WHILE CARRYING OUT THIS OPERATION IN ORDER TO AVOID INJURIES.
Running in (02_06, 02_07)
WARNING
02_06
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.
02_07
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Starting up the engine (02_08, 02_09, 02_10, 02_11, 02_12)
The vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission with direct drive, so that starting
is effected by turning the throttle grip to idle speed; to start-off from stationary position,
progressively twist the throttle grip.
The vehicle is equipped with an electrical fuel pump that switches on automatically as
soon as the engine is started.
The vehicle is equipped with a servo assisted starter system.
To start it up, it is necessary to:
02_08
- Rest the vehicle on its centre stand, ensuring the rear wheel is not touching the
ground.
- Keep the throttle grip to idle speed.
- Insert the key into the ignition key and turn it to «ON».
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02_09
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02_10
- To start the engine, pull either of the two brake levers «B-C» and then push the button
«A».
The vehicle is equipped with special starter procedure management. The starter motor
remains active until the engine starts even if switch «L» is released.
Keep one of the two brakes operated (front or rear) so as to not interrupt the starter
procedure.
The throttle grip must remain in the minimum position, because any other position
inhibits the vehicle starter.
02_11
The starter motor will remain active for a maximum of 5 consecutive seconds.
CAUTION
DO NOT CARRY OUT THESE OPERATIONS IN CLOSED AREAS SINCE EXHAUST GASES ARE TOXIC.
CAUTION
02_12
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE SILENCER CAN REACH, ALWAYS
TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, THAT THE SILENCER DOES NOT
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- Wait for the engine control telltale light to turn off.
COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, TO AVOID SERIOUS
BURNS.
Starting up the engine (02_12, 02_13, 02_14, 02_15, 02_16,
02_17)
The vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission with direct drive, so that starting
is effected by turning the throttle grip to idle speed; to start-off from stationary position,
progressively twist the throttle grip.
The vehicle is equipped with an electrical fuel pump that switches on automatically as
soon as the engine is started.
The vehicle is equipped with a servo assisted starter system.
02_13
To start it up, it is necessary to:
- Rest the vehicle on its centre stand, ensuring the rear wheel is not touching the
ground.
- Keep the throttle grip to idle speed.
- Insert the key into the ignition key and turn it to «ON».
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02_14
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02_15
- To start the engine, pull either of the two brake levers «B-C» and then push the button
«A».
The vehicle is equipped with special starter procedure management. The starter motor
remains active until the engine starts even if switch «L» is released.
Keep one of the two brakes operated (front or rear) so as to not interrupt the starter
procedure.
The throttle grip must remain in the minimum position, because any other position
inhibits the vehicle starter.
02_16
The starter motor will remain active for a maximum of 5 consecutive seconds.
CAUTION
DO NOT CARRY OUT THESE OPERATIONS IN CLOSED AREAS SINCE EXHAUST GASES ARE TOXIC.
CAUTION
02_17
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE SILENCER CAN REACH, ALWAYS
TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, THAT THE SILENCER DOES NOT
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- Wait for the engine control telltale light to turn off.
COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS, TO AVOID SERIOUS
BURNS.
Difficult start up (02_18)
In the rare case of a flooded engine, and in order to facilitate starting, try putting the
vehicle into motion with the throttle slightly open. It is however necessary, once the
engine is started, to take your vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre to determine
the cause of this problem and to re-establish the vehicle proper functioning.
02_18
Stopping the engine (02_19)
Fully untwist the throttle grip, then rotate the key in the starter switch to «KEY
OFF» (extractable key).
CAUTION
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02_19
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THAT CAN BE REACHED IN THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, PAY ATTENTION TO THE
MUFFLER: TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS OR FIRE, THE MUFFLER SHOULD NEVER COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.
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The ring shown in the figure, located on the right side of the vehicle is used to fasten
the vehicle to a stable object using a vehicle chain. Do not use the ring for other purposes.
WARNING
02_20
THIS ACCESSORY IS NOT A THEFT PREVENTION GUARANTEE, IT IS ONLY A
DETERRENT.
Catalytic silencer (02_21)
CAUTION
TAMPERING WITH THE CATALYTIC SILENCER MAY CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE
TO THE ENGINE.
CAUTION
02_21
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THAT CAN BE REACHED IN THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, PAY ATTENTION TO THE
MUFFLER: TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS OR FIRE, THE MUFFLER SHOULD NEVER COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.
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Anti-theft ring (02_20)
Stand (02_22)
Lower the projection of the centre stand by kicking the bracket while pulling the vehicle
backward, holding onto the handlebars.
02_22
Automatic transmission (02_23)
02_23
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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Some simple tips are provided below that will enable you to use your vehicle on a daily
basis, confidently and safely. Your skill and your mechanical knowledge are the basis
of safe riding. We recommend trying out the vehicle in traffic-free zones to familiarise
with it.
1. Before riding off, remember to put on your helmet and fasten it correctly.
2.Reduce speed on rough roads and ride with care.
02_24
3. After riding on a long stretch of wet road without using the brakes, braking can be
poor at the beginning. Under these conditions, it is a good idea to operate the brakes
from time to time.
4. Do not brake hard on wet, dirt or slippery road surfaces.
5. Avoid riding off by mounting the scooter when resting on the support. In any case,
the rear wheel should not be turning when it comes into contact with the ground, in
order to avoid abrupt departures.
6. When riding the vehicle on roads with sand, mud, snow mixed with salt, etc., we
recommend that you clean the brake disc frequently with a non-aggressive detergent
in order to avoid the formation of abrasive build-ups in the holes, which could result
in early wear of brake pads.
CAUTION
ALWAYS RIDE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS RIDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS AND CERTAIN MEDICINES IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
CAUTION
ANY ELABORATION THAT MODIFIES THE VEHICLE'S PERFORMANCES, SUCH
AS TAMPERING WITH ORIGINAL STRUCTURAL PARTS IS STRICTLY FORBID-
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Safe driving (02_24)
DEN BY LAW, AND RENDERS THE VEHICLE NO LONGER CONFORMING TO
THE APPROVED TYPE AND DANGEROUS FOR RIDING.
CAUTION
DO NOT ADJUST THE MIRRORS WHILE RIDING. THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO
LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.
WARNING
IN ORDER TO PREVENT ANY ACCIDENTS RIDE VERY CAREFULLY AFTER
ADDING ACCESSORIES AND WHILE CARRYING LUGGAGE. THE ADDITION OF
ACCESSORIES AND LUGGAGE CAN REDUCE YOUR SCOOTER STABILITY
AND PERFORMANCE, AS WELL AS THE LEVEL OF SAFETY DURING USE. (SEE
THE «SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES» SECTION)
Rear rack (02_25, 02_26)
The «Touring» version is equipped with rear luggage carrier «A» shown in the picture.
During use of the vehicle without a load on the rear luggage carrier, it is recommended
to position the retainer hook «B» as indicated in the picture.
WARNING
Rear luggage carrier maximum admissible load: 6 kg
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02_25
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WARNING
Front luggage carrier maximum admissible load: 4 kg
02_26
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The «Touring» version is also equipped with front luggage carrier «C», as well as the
rear one «A» indicated above.
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Chap. 03
Maintenance
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Engine oil level
In four stroke engines, the engine oil is used to lubricate the timing elements, the bench
bearings and the thermal group. An insufficient quantity of oil can cause serious
damage to the engine. 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 e.g.: using
the vehicle most of the time with the throttle grip mainly open, means a higher oil
consumption).
In order to avoid problems, it is advisable to control oil level every time the
vehicle is used.
Engine oil level check (03_01, 03_02)
Every time the vehicle is used, visually inspect the level of the engine oil when the
engine is cold (after completely unscrewing the oil cap/dipstick). The oil level should
be somewhere between the MAX and MIN index marks on the level rod; «A»; while
the oil is being checked, the vehicle must be resting on its centre stand on an even,
horizontal surface.
If the check is carried out after the vehicle has been used, and therefore with a hot
engine, the level 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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ENGINE OIL CAPACITY
Engine oil
1220 cc (of which 120 cc in the
filtering cartridge)
Engine oil top-up (03_03)
The oil should be topped up after having checked the level and in any case by adding
oil without ever exceeding the MAX. level. Take your vehicle to an Authorised
Service Centre to have the engine oil checked and if necessary, topped-up as indicated in the scheduled maintenance table.
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Warning light (insufficient oil pressure) (03_04)
The vehicle is equipped with a warning light that comes on when the key is turned to
«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 topped-up
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.
03_04
Engine oil change (03_05, 03_06, 03_07)
The oil and the cartridge filter «C» must be changed as indicated in the scheduled
maintenance tables at an Authorised Service Centre. The engine should be emptied
by draining the oil through drainage plug «B » of the mesh filter on the flywheel side.
In order to facilitate oil drainage, loosen the cap/dipstick. Since a certain quantity of
oil still remains in the circuit, add approximately 1000 cm³ of oil through cap «A». Then
start up the vehicle, 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.
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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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A LEVEL HIGHER THAN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT INDICATED BY THE DIPSTICK, CAN CAUSE VEHICLE MALFUNCTION.
CAUTION
03_07
USED OIL CONTAINS SUBSTANCES WHICH CAN BE 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.
CAUTION
USING OILS OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED CAN SHORTEN THE LIFE
OF THE ENGINE.
Recommended products
eni i-Ride PG 5W-40
Synthetic based lubricant for high-performance four-stroke engines.
JASO MA, MA2 - API SL - ACEA A3
ENGINE OIL CAPACITY
Engine oil
1220 cc (of which 120 cc in the
filtering cartridge)
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WARNING
Hub oil level (03_08)
Check the presence of oil in the hub, according to the regular controls shown in the
table of the scheduled maintenance.
WARNING
FOR THE REGULAR CHECK OF THE HUB OIL LEVEL SHOWN IN THE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TABLE, CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE.
FOR THE CONTROLS OF THE HUB OIL LEVEL THAT ARE NOT PREDETERMINED BY THE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TABLE, OPERATE AS DESCRIBED.
CHECK LEVEL
- Park the vehicle on level ground and centre stand.
- Undo screw «A»:
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oil comes out of the screw hole «A»: the oil quantity in the hub is adequate;
place it and tighten the screw.
NO oil comes out of the screw hole «A»: the oil quantity in the hub, IS
NOT adequate and it is necessary to carry out the top-up.
- With a cloth carefully clean the transmission crankcase.
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WARNING
THE FUNCTION OF THE HUB WITH INSUFFICIENT HUB LUBRICATION OR WITH
CONTAMINATED OR IMPROPER LUBRICANTS ACCELERATES THE WEAR
AND TEAR OF THE MOVING PARTS AND CAN CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE.
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If necessary carry out the top-up, DO NOT use the vehicle and contact an Authorised Service Centre.
CAUTION
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
USED OILS CONTAIN SUBSTANCES HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. FOR
OIL CHANGE, CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE WHICH IS EQUIPPED TO DISPOSE OF USED OILS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND
LEGAL WAY.
Recommended products
AGIP GEAR SAE 80W-90
Lubricant for gearboxes and transmissions.
API GL-4
HUB OIL CAPACITY
Hub oil
200 cm³
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Tyres (03_09)
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 sides or irregular tread wear; If this occurs, go to an authorised workshop or at least a workshop adequately equipped to remove and refit tyres.
CAUTION
03_09
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.
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TYRES
Front tyre
Tubeless, 110/70 - 11'' 45L
Rear tyre
Tubeless, 120/70 - 10'' 54L
TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure (with
passenger)
2.0 bar (2.3 bar)
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Removal
In order to inspect the spark plug, follow the operation described when the engine is
cold:
- Slide off the spark plug inspection cover «A» by unscrewing the screw «B».
- Slide off the spark plug tube «C».
- Remove the spark plug using the box-spanner supplied.
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Fitting
- Use the box-spanner to refit the spark plug in its saddle, then tighten it. Care should
be taken while installing and fixing it with the correct inclination.
- Insert the spark plug tube «C».
- Place the inspection cover «A» and tighten the screw «B».
CAUTION
03_11
FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID ANY SEVERE
DAMAGE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE VERY POWERFUL IGNITION SYSTEM.
CAUTION
THE SPARK PLUG MUST BE REMOVED WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD.
USING IGNITION ELECTRONIC CENTRAL UNITS OR SPARK PLUGS OTHER
THAN THE TYPES PRESCRIBED (SEE «TECHNICAL DATA» SECTION) CAN
CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE.
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Spark plug dismantlement (03_10, 03_11, 03_12)
CAUTION
PERFORM THE OPERATIONS CAREFULLY.
DO NOT DAMAGE THE TONGUES OR THEIR SEATS. HANDLE THE PAINTED
AND PLASTIC COMPONENTS CAREFULLY. DO NOT SCRATCH OR DAMAGE
THEM.
RECOMMENDED SPARK PLUG
Spark plug (125cm³)
NGK CR8EB
Spark plug (150cm³)
NGK CR8EB
Electrode gap
0.7 to 0.8 mm
Removing the air filter
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To remove and clean the air filter, follow the indications in the scheduled maintenance
table, contact an Authorised Service Centre.
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The tank of the brake fluid is placed on the right side of the handlebar, under the
handlebar cover.
To control the brake fluid level, proceed as follows:
- rest the vehicle on its centre stand and with the handlebars perfectly horizontal;
- control the level with the relative inspection sight glass «A», visible on the right front
side of the handlebar cover:
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if the sight glass is full, the brake fluid level is correct.
If the brake fluid level is certified to the reference «MIN», go to an Authorised
Service Centre or carry out the top-up as indicated.
If the brake fluid level is lower than the reference «MIN», do not use the
vehicle and contact an Authorised Service Centre.
Braking system fluid top up (03_14, 03_15, 03_16, 03_17)
Proceed as follows:
- Remove the rear-view mirrors.
- Undo the two screws «A».
- Remove the front cover as described in paragraph "Opening cases".
- Undo the screw «B».
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Checking the brake oil level (03_13)
03_15
- Working separately on both sides of the vehicle, release the fin inside the handlebar
covers.
- Remove the front handlebar cover.
- Slide off the front handlebar covers from the front, paying attention to the connections
of the bulbs and place it on the front shield.
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- Remove the tank cover «C» after sliding off the two fixing screws «D».
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- Refill with the prescribed brake fluid type only, paying attention not to exceed the
maximum allowed level and indicated by the inspection sight glass.
Under standard climatic conditions, replace fluid as indicated in the scheduled maintenance table. This operation must be carried out by trained personnel; take your
vehicle to an authorised Service centre or Dealer.
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ONLY USE DOT 4-CLASSIFIED BRAKE FLUID. BRAKE CIRCUIT FLUID IS VERY
CORROSIVE; MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH
THE PAINTWORK.
CAUTION
AVOID CONTACT OF BRAKE FLUID WITH EYES, SKIN, AND CLOTHING. IN
CASE OF CONTACT, RINSE WITH WATER. THE BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUID IS
HYGROSCOPIC, THAT IS, IT ABSORBS HUMIDITY FROM THE SURROUNDING
AIR. IF THE HUMIDITY IN THE BRAKING FLUID EXCEEDS A CERTAIN VALUE,
IT WILL LEAD TO INEFFICIENT BRAKING. NEVER USE BRAKING FLUID KEPT
IN CONTAINERS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN OPENED, OR PARTIALLY USED.
Recommended products
AGIP BRAKE 4
Brake fluid.
Synthetic fluid SAE J 1703 -FMVSS 116 - DOT 3/4 - ISO 4925 - CUNA NC 956 DOT
4
FITTING
To fit the removed components to access the brake fluid tank, work in reverse order
what is described in the instructions of this paragraph.
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Battery (03_18)
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_18
USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
CAUTION
ELECTROLYTE CONTAINS SULPHURIC ACID: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES,
SKIN AND CLOTHES. IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT, RINSE WITH ABUNDANT WATER AND CONSULT A DOCTOR.
CAUTION
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IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE VEHICLE
TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF THE BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE.
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To install a new battery:
1. Place the battery in its housing.
2. Connect the positive pole «+» first and then the negative pole «-».
3. Place the battery cover.
CAUTION
03_19
DO NOT REVERSE THE POLARITY: RISK OF SHORT CIRCUIT AND DAMAGE
TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
WARNING
USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Characteristic
Battery
Sealed, 12 V / 10 Ah
Long periods of inactivity
Battery performance will be poor if the vehicle is not used for a long time. This is the
result of the natural phenomenon of battery discharging, and may be due to residual
absorption by vehicle components with constant power consumption. Poor battery
performance may also be due to environmental conditions and the cleanliness of the
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Use of a new battery (03_19)
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.
N.B.
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 IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRONIC
CONTROL UNIT.
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WARNING
USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
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The electrical system is protected by main and secondary fuses, positioned as:
MAIN FUSE HOLDER «A» battery compartment under the saddle
Access to the main fuse holders «A»:
- Lift the saddle and open the fuse holders.
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MAIN FUSES
Fuse No. 1
Capacity: 20 A
Protected
general
Fuse No. 2
circuits:
vehicle
Capacity: 15 A
Protected
circuits:
batterypowered
injection
solenoid,
injection
control
unit
and
immobilizer LED.
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Fuses (03_20, 03_21, 03_22, 03_23)
03_21
SECONDARY FUSES «B»: inside the front shield under the front cover.
Access to the secondary fuses «B»:
- Remove the front cover as described in paragraph "Opening cases".
- Open the fuse holders.
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SECONDARY FUSES
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Fuse No. 3
Capacity:10A
Protected
circuits:Protected
circuits: Powered by battery, light
solenoid and antitheft device
preparation.
Fuse No. 4
Capacity: 7.5 A
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Fuse No. 5
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Protected circuits: Protected
circuits:
Live
accessories,
instrument panel, horn, stop switch
and starter remote control.
Capacity: 5A
Protected circuits: coil battery
powered,
solenoid
loads,
immobilizer antenna and control
unit MIU.
Fuse No. 6
Capacity: 7.5 A
Protected circuits: Protected
circuits: key powered to daylight
running light and dashboard
lighting.
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CAUTION
BEFORE REPLACING THE FUSE IT IS NECESSARY TO FIND AND SOLVE THE
FAILURE THAT CAUSED IT TO BLOW.
DO NOT REPLACE THE FUSE WITH ANY ALTERNATIVE FORM OF CONDUCTOR.
CAUTION
IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE VEHICLE
TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF THE BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE.
CAUTION
MODIFICATIONS OR REPAIRS TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, PERFORMED
INCORRECTLY OR WITHOUT STRICT ATTENTION TO THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE SYSTEM CAN CAUSE MALFUNCTIONING AND RISK OF
FIRE.
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CAUTION
PERFORM THE OPERATIONS CAREFULLY.
DO NOT DAMAGE THE TONGUES OR THEIR SEATS. HANDLE THE PAINTED
AND PLASTIC COMPONENTS CAREFULLY. DO NOT SCRATCH OR DAMAGE
THEM.
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BULBS
High/low beam light bulb
Type: Halogen (H4)
Power: 12V - 55/60W
Quantity: 1
Front daylight running light bulbs
Type: Incandescent
Power:12V - 5W
Quantity: 1
Stop light/rear daylight running
light bulb
Type: Incandescent
Power:12V-5W/16W
Quantity: 1
License plate bulb
Type: Incandescent
Power: 12V - 5W
Quantity: 1
Front turn indicator light bulb
Type: Incandescent, BAU 15S,
Amber
Power: 12V - 10W
Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS
Rear turn indicator light bulb
Type: Incandescent, BAU 15S,
Amber
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Power: 12V - 10W
Quantity: 1 RHS + 1 LHS
Instrument panel bulb
Type: Incandescent
Power: 12V - 2W
Quantity: 3
Front light group (03_24, 03_25, 03_26, 03_27, 03_28)
To access the headlight bulbs, remove the front of the handlebar cover, as follows:
- Remove the front cover as described in paragraph "Opening cases".
- Remove the rear-view mirrors as described in the paragraph "rear-view mirrors".
- Undo the front screw «B» and the two rear ones «A» that holding the handlebar
cover.
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- Move the handlebar cover from the front.
CAUTION
PERFORM THE OPERATIONS CAREFULLY.
03_26
DO NOT DAMAGE THE TONGUES OR THEIR SEATS. HANDLE THE PAINTED
AND PLASTIC COMPONENTS CAREFULLY. DO NOT SCRATCH OR DAMAGE
THEM.
HIGH/LOW BEAM LIGHT BULB
- Disconnect, by sliding the electric connector off.
- Remove the rubber protection «C».
- Turn it anticlockwise, remove the ring nut «D».
- Slide off the bulb «E» and replace it with one of the same electric characteristics.
CAUTION
DO NOT PULL THE ELECTRICAL CABLES WHEN TAKING OUT THE BULB
ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR.
N.B.
03_27
IF MISTING IS NOTICED ON THE INSIDE OF THE TAIL LIGHT, CHECK THAT IT
DISAPPEARS AFTER SOME MINUTES OF IGNITION OF THE TAIL LIGHT. IT IS
A COMMON PHENOMENON AND IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HUMIDITY AND/OR TO
LOW TEMPERATURES; DOES NOT SHOW FAILURE.
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- Very carefully release the front handlebar cover from the side tongues, place internal
and on both sides.
THE PRESENCE OF DROPS OF WATER, ON THE OTHER HAND, COULD INDICATE THAT WATER IS INFILTRATING. CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE
CENTRE.
DAYLIGHT RUNNING LIGHT BULB
- Slide off the bulb «F»from the seat, paying attention to the electrical connections.
- Slide off the bulb from the bulb holder and replace it.
CAUTION
DO NOT PULL THE ELECTRICAL CABLES WHEN TAKING OUT THE BULB
HOLDER.
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Headlight adjustment (03_29, 03_30)
Proceed as follows:
- Position the vehicle in running order and with the tyres inflated to the prescribed
pressure, onto a flat surface, 10 m away from a half-lit white screen; ensure that the
longitudinal axis of the vehicle is perpendicular to the screen;
- Turn on the headlight and check that the borderline of the projected light beam on
the screen is not higher than 9/10 or lower than 7/10 of the distance from the ground
to the centre of the vehicle headlamp;
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- Otherwise, adjust the right headlight with the 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.
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03_30
Front direction indicators (03_31, 03_32)
To replace the bulbs:
- remove the turn indicator from its seat by undoing the screw «A».
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- Slide of the clip«B» and release the connector.
- Take out the bulb holder «C» from its seat by turning it anticlockwise.
- Press the bulb, turn it anticlockwise and then take it out.
To refit, proceed in reverse order.
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Rear optical unit (03_33, 03_34)
To replace the taillight bulb:
1. Remove the two screws «A» and slide off the rear headlight assembly.
2. Take out the bulb holder «B» from its fitting by turning it anticlockwise.
3. Press the bulb, turn it anticlockwise and then take it out.
To refit, proceed in reverse order.
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N.B.
IF MISTING IS NOTICED ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEADLAMP GLASS, THIS
DOES NOT INDICATE A FAULT AND IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO 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 AFTER-SALES SERVICE
NETWORK.
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To replace the bulbs:
- remove the turn indicator from its seat by undoing the screw «A».
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- Slide of the clip«B» and release the connector.
- Take out the bulb holder «C» from its seat by turning it anticlockwise.
- Press the bulb, turn it anticlockwise and then take it out.
To refit, proceed in reverse order.
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Number plate light (03_37, 03_38)
To remove the license plate bulb proceed as follows:
- Slide off the bulb holder «A» from its seat by operating from the inside of the license
plate holder.
- Slide off bulb «B».
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Rear turn indicators (03_35, 03_36)
CAUTION
DO NOT PULL THE ELECTRICAL WIRING TO EXTRACT THE BULB HOLDER.
03_38
Rear-view mirrors (03_39)
The mirrors can be set to the desired position by adjusting the mirror frame.
To remove the rear view mirror, lift the rubber protection, unscrew the lock nut «A»
slightly to unlock the stem. Unscrew the stem «B» until removing it.
CAUTION
DO NOT ADJUST THE MIRRORS WHILE RIDING. THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO
LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.
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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 a failure in the braking system. In this case, mainly due
to the importance of brakes to guarantee safe riding conditions, the vehicle should be
taken to an Authorised Service Centre or Dealer.
CAUTION
03_40
BRAKING SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE LEVER STROKE.
CAUTION
HAVE THE BRAKE PADS CHECKED BY THE DEALER ACCORDING TO THE
CHECKS SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TABLE. HOWEVER,
IN THE EVENT OF NOISES COMING FROM THE FRONT AND/OR REAR BRAKING SYSTEM DURING OPERATION, IT IS ADVISABLE TO HAVE THE BRAKING
SYSTEM CHECKED BY AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE OR DEALER. AFTER REPLACING THE BRAKE PADS, DO NOT USE THE SCOOTER UNTIL YOU
HAVE OPERATED THE BRAKE LEVER SEVERAL TIMES IN ORDER TO ALLOW
THE PLUNGERS TO SETTLE AND THE LEVER STROKE TO BE SET TO THE
CORRECT POSITION.
CAUTION
THE PRESENCE OF SAND, MUD, SNOW MIXED WITH SALT, ETC. ON THE
ROAD, CAN DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE LIFE OF THE BRAKE PADS. IN ORDER TO AVOID THIS, WE RECOMMEND WASHING THE VEHICLE FREQUENTLY
WHEN RIDING IN THESE ROAD CONDITIONS.
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Front disc brake (03_40)
Rear drum brake (03_41)
Operate adjusting 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_41
BRAKING SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE LEVER STROKE.
Puncture (03_42)
The vehicle is equipped with Tubeless tyres (without inner tube). In the event of a
puncture, Tubeless tyres - unlike tyres with inner tubes - go flat very slowly, resulting
in a greater steering safety. In the event of a puncture, an emergency repair can be
carried out using an "inflate and repair" spray can. For a final repair, take your vehicle
to an Authorised Service Centre or Dealer. The replacement of a tyre involves removing the wheel in question. Take your vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre
or Dealer for these operations.
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TO USE THE "INFLATE AND REPAIR" SPRAY CAN PROPERLY, FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PACKAGING.
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We recommend carrying out the following operations:
1. Clean the scooter thoroughly and then cover it with a canvas;
2. With engine off and piston at the bottom dead centre, remove the spark plug, add
1÷2 cm³ of oil through its hole (larger amounts are dangerous for the engine itself).
Operate the starter button 1-2 times for roughly 1 second to turn the engine over
slowly, then insert the spark plug again;
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3. Drain all the fuel from the scooter; spread antirust grease on the uncoated metal
parts; keep the wheels lifted above the ground by resting the chassis on two wooden
wedges;
4. As regards the battery, follow the instructions in the «Battery» section.
Recommended products
eni i-Ride PG 5W-40
Synthetic based lubricant for high-performance four-stroke engines.
JASO MA, MA2 - API SL - ACEA A3
Cleaning the vehicle
Use a low pressure jet of water to soften the caked dirt and mud deposited on the
painted surfaces. Once softened, sponge off mud and dirt using a car body sponge
soaked in a car body shampoo and water solution (2-4% of car shampoo in water).
Then rinse with abundant water, and dry with a shammy cloth. For the engine exterior,
use petrol, a brush and clean cloths. Petrol can damage paintwork. Remember that
any polishing with silicone wax must always be preceded by washing.
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Periods of inactivity (03_43)
CAUTION
DETERGENTS CAN POLLUTE WATER. THE VEHICLE MUST BE WASHED AT A
WASH STATION EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM.
CAUTION
DO NOT USE A HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JET MACHINE TO CLEAN THE ENGINE AND/OR VEHICLE; HOWEVER, IF NO OTHER MEANS ARE AVAILABLE, IT
IS THEN NECESSARY TO:
• ONLY USE A FANLIKE SPRAY JET.
• DO NOT PLACE THE NOZZLE CLOSER THAN 60 CM.
• DO NOT USE WATER AT TEMPERATURES OVER 40ºC.
• DO NOT USE HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JETS.
• DO NOT STEAM WASH.
• DO NOT AIM THE JET AT: THE ENGINE, THE WIRING, THE COOLING SLITS
ON THE TRANSMISSION OR SCROLL COVERS.
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CAUTION
NEVER WASH THE SCOOTER IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN SUMMER
WHEN THE BODYWORK IS STILL HOT AS THE SHAMPOO COULD DAMAGE
THE PAINTWORK IF IT DRIES BEFORE BEING RINSED OFF. NEVER USE
CLOTHS SOAKED IN ALCOHOL, PETROL, DIESEL OIL OR KEROSENE FOR
CLEANING THE PAINTED OR PLASTIC SURFACES, IN ORDER NOT TO DAMAGE THE LUSTRE FINISH OR ALTER THEIR MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. USING SILICONE-BASED WAX CAN DAMAGE THE PAINTED SURFACES, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE COLOUR (SATIN COLOURS). FOR FURTHER
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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.
Troubleshooting
STARTING FAILURE
Fuse blown
Replace the blown fuse and have
the vehicle checked by an
Authorised Service Centre.
STARTING DIFFICULTIES (SEE «STARTER
PROBLEMS» SECTION)
Lack of fuel in tank.
Refuelling
Injection system fault
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre
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INFORMATION ON THIS MATTER, CONTACT AN AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE.
Fuel pump fault
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre
Flat battery
Recharge the battery.
* IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE THE SCOOTER TO THE COMPLETE
EXHAUSTION OF FUEL; SHOULD THIS OCCUR, DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO START THE ENGINE. TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO
«OFF» AND TOP-UP THE FUEL TANK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES COULD DAMAGE THE
FUEL PUMP AND/OR THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER.
IGNITION PROBLEMS
Faulty spark plug
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
Faulty ignition / injection control
Contact an Authorised Service
unit. Due to the presence of high Centre
voltage, this check should only be
carried out by an expert.
3 Maintenance
LACK OF COMPRESSION
Loose spark plug.
Screw in the spark plug tightly
Cylinder head loose, piston gas
rings worn.
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
Valve stuck
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
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3 Maintenance
HIGH CONSUMPTION AND LOW PERFORMANCE
Clogged or dirty air filter
Try to blow out with compressed
air, otherwise replace the filter
INSUFFICIENT BRAKING
Greasy disc. Worn pads. Faulty
Contact an Authorised Service
braking system. Presence of air in Centre.
the front and rear brake circuit.
INEFFICIENT SUSPENSION
Shock absorber fault, oil leak, end Contact an Authorised Service
buffers damaged; shock absorber Centre.
preloading incorrectly set
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
CVT rollers and/or drive belt
damaged
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
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Chap. 04
Technical data
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4 Technical data
Data (04_01)
04_01
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4 Technical data
VEHICLE TECHNICAL DATA
Frame
Stamped plate body with welded
structural reinforcements.
Front suspension
Single arm with helical spring and
single double-acting hydraulic
shock absorber.
rear suspension
Double-acting shock absorber,
adjustable to four positions at
preloading.
Front brake
Ø 200-mm disc brake with
hydraulic control activated by
handlebar right-side lever.
Rear brake
Ø 110-mm drum brake with
mechanical control activated by
handlebar left-side lever.
Wheel rim type
Light alloy wheel rims.
Front wheel rim
11'' x 2.50
Rear wheel rim
10'' x 3.00
Front tyre
Tubeless, 110/70 - 11'' 45L
Rear tyre
Tubeless, 120/70 - 10'' 54L
Front tyre pressure
1.6 bar
Rear tyre pressure (with
passenger)
2.0 bar (2.3 bar)
Kerb weight
114 kg
Maximum weight allowed
300 kg
Battery
Sealed, 12 V / 10 Ah
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125 CM³ ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Type
Single-cylinder, 4-stroke
Engine capacity
124 cm³
Bore x stroke
52.0 x 58.6 mm
Max. power
8.5 kW at 8,250 rpm
MAX. torque
10.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Compression ratio
(10.5±0.5):1
Idle speed
(1,750±100) rpm
Valve clearance
intake: 0.08 mm
4 Technical data
exhaust: 0.08 mm
Timing system
3 valves (2 intake, 1 drainage).
single overhead camshaft chaindriven.
Transmission
CVT expandable pulley variator
with torque server, V-belt, selfventilating dry automatic
centrifugal clutch and transmission
housing with forced-circulation air
cooling.
Final reduction gear
Gear reduction unit in oil bath.
Lubrication
Engine lubrication with lobe pump
(inside crankcase), chain-driven,
with double filter: mesh and paper.
Cooling
Forced-air circulation cooling.
Starter
Electric starter
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Electronic inductive discharge
ignition, with variable advance and
separate HV coil.
Ignition advance
Three-dimensional map managed
by control unit
Spark plug (125cm³)
NGK CR8EB
Electrode gap
0.7 to 0.8 mm
Fuel system
Electronic injection with Ø 28 mm
throttle body, single injector
Fuel
Unleaded petrol (95 RON)
Exhaust silencer
Absorption-type exhaust muffler
with catalytic converter.
Emissions compliance
EURO 3
4 Technical data
Ignition
150 CM³ ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Type
Single-cylinder, 4-stroke
Cubic capacity
155 cm³
Bore x stroke
58.0 x 58.6 mm
Max. power
8.5 kW at 8,250 rpm
MAX. torque
12.8 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio
(10.5±0.5):1
Idle speed
(1,750±100) rpm
Valve clearance
intake: 0.08 mm
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4 Technical data
exhaust: 0.08 mm
Timing system
3 valves (2 intake, 1 drainage).
single overhead camshaft chaindriven.
Transmission
CVT expandable pulley variator
with torque server, V-belt, selfventilating dry automatic
centrifugal clutch and transmission
housing with forced-circulation air
cooling.
Final reduction gear
Gear reduction unit in oil bath.
Lubrication
Engine lubrication with lobe pump
(inside crankcase), chain-driven,
with double filter: mesh and paper.
Cooling
Forced-air circulation cooling.
Starter
Electric starter
Ignition
Electronic inductive discharge
ignition, with variable advance and
separate HV coil.
Ignition advance
Three-dimensional map managed
by control unit
Spark plug (150cm³)
NGK CR8EB
Electrode gap
0.7 to 0.8 mm
Fuel system
Electronic injection with Ø 28 mm
throttle body, single injector
Fuel
Unleaded petrol (95 RON)
Exhaust silencer
Absorption-type exhaust muffler
with catalytic converter.
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EURO 3
4 Technical data
Emissions compliance
CAPACITY
Engine oil
1220 cc (of which 120 cc in the
filtering cartridge)
Hub oil
200 cm³
Fuel tank capacity
(8.2±0.5) l
Toolkit (04_02)
The toolkit comprises:
- One box-spanner.
- One twin screwdriver.
- One special spanner for adjusting rear shock absorbers.
The tools are stored in the helmet compartment.
04_02
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4 Technical data
Vespa LX 125ie 150ie 3Valvole
Chap. 05
Spare parts and
accessories
85
Warnings (05_01)
WARNING
IT IS 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.
05_01
IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT USING NON-ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS
CAUSES YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS TO EXPIRE.
WARNING
5 Spare parts and accessories
PIAGGIO MARKETS ITS OWN LINE OF ACCESSORIES THAT ARE RECOGNISED AND GUARANTEED FOR USE. IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL TO CONTACT AN AUTHORISED DEALER OR SERVICE CENTRE IN ORDER TO CHOOSE
AND FIT ACCESSORIES CORRECTLY. 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.
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Chap. 06
Scheduled
maintenance
87
Scheduled servicing table (06_01)
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.
It is indispensable to have your vehicle serviced to the prescribed intervals of time,
even if you have not reached the predicted mileage. Punctual vehicle servicing is
necessary for the correct use of the guarantee. For any further information concerning
Warranty procedures and 'Scheduled Maintenance', please refer to the 'Warranty
Booklet'.
06_01
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TABLE
km x 1,000
1
Safety fasteners
I
Spark plug
5
15
I
I
Cartridge air filter
6 Scheduled maintenance
10
R
L
L
25
I
I
C
Centre stand bracket
20
R
I
I
C
L
L
30
R
R
L
L
Driving belt (125cc)
I
R
I
Driving belt (150cc)
R
R
R
A
A
A
Roller housing
I
I
I
Air filter
I
I
I
R
R
R
Throttle control
A
Engine oil filter
R
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1
Valve clearance
A
Electrical system and battery
I
5
10
15
A
I
I
20
25
A
I
I
30
A
I
Cylinder ventilation system
I
I
Brake levers
L
L
L
L
Brake fluid **
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Engine oil*
R
I
R
I
R
I
R
Hub oil
I
I
I
Headlight direction adjustment
A
A
A
Brake pads
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Tyre pressure and wear
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Vehicle road test
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Odometer gear
L
L
L
Suspension
I
I
I
A
A
A
L
L
L
Steering
A
Transmission
I: CHECK AND CLEAN, ADJUST, LUBRICATE OR REPLACE, IF NECESSARY C: CLEAN; R: REPLACE; A: ADJUST; L: LUBRICATE
* Check level every 2,500 km
** Replace every 2 years
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km x 1,000
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TABLE
Product
Description
AGIP GEAR SAE 80W-90
Lubricant for gearboxes and transmissions.
API GL-4
AGIP BRAKE 4
Brake fluid.
Synthetic fluid SAE J 1703 -FMVSS 116 - DOT
3/4 - ISO 4925 - CUNA NC 956 DOT 4
eni i-Ride PG 5W-40
Synthetic based lubricant for high-performance JASO MA, MA2 - API SL - ACEA A3
four-stroke engines.
AGIP FILTER OIL
Special product for the treatment of foam
filters.
-
AGIP GREASE MU3
Yellow-brown, lithium-base, medium-fibre
multipurpose grease.
ISO L-X-BCHA 3 - DIN 51 825 K3K -20
AGIP GP 330
Water repellent stringy calcium spray grease.
R.I.D./A.D.R. 2 10°b) 2 R.I.Na. 2.42 - I.A.T.A.
2 - I.M.D.G. class 2 UN 1950 Page 9022 EM
25-89
UNIT OF MEASURE - CONVERSION - ENGLISH SYSTEM
TO INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM (IS).
6 Scheduled maintenance
Specifications
1 Inch (in)
25.4 Millimetres (mm)
1 Foot (ft)
0.305 Meter (m)
1 Mile (mi)
1.609 Kilometre (km)
1 US Gallon (USgal)
3.785 Litre (l)
1 Pound (lb)
0.454 Kilogram (kg)
1 Cubic inch (in³)
16.4 Cubic centimetres (cm³)
1 Foot pound (ft lb)
1,356 Newton meter (Nm)
90
1.602 Kilometres per hour (km/h)
1 Pound per square inch (PSI)
0.069 (bar)
1 Fahrenheit (°F)
32+(9/5) Celsius (°C)
6 Scheduled maintenance
1 Miles per hour (mi/h)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A
F
L
Air filter: 50
Fuel: 19
Fuses: 57
Light switch: 14
Start-up: 15
Switch: 12, 14
M
T
Maintenance: 41, 87
Tank: 19
Technical Data: 77
Toolkit: 83
Top box: 23
Transmission: 36
Turn indicators: 67
Tyre pressure: 27
Tyres: 48
B
Battery: 54, 55
Brake: 51, 69, 70
H
Headlight: 64
Horn: 14
Hub oil: 46
Mirrors: 68
C
P
Checks: 26
Clock: 11
I
Puncture: 70
D
Identification: 21
Immobilizer: 15, 17
Instrument panel: 9
R
Refuelling: 26
Disc brake: 69
V
Vehicle: 7, 71
E
Engine oil: 42–44
K
S
Key switch: 12
Keys: 16
Saddle: 20
Scheduled maintenance: 87
Shock absorbers: 28
Spark plug: 49
Stand: 36
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