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 vehicle 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 GTS 250 i.e.
The instructions given in this booklet are intended to provide a clear, simple guide to using your scooter; details are also given of routine maintenance
procedures and regular checks that should be carried out on the vehicle at and Authorized PIAGGIO 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 authorized PIAGGIO Dealer of Service Centre.
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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..........................................................................
Engine stop button....................................................................
The immobilizer system............................................................
Keys......................................................................................
Immobilizer device enabled indicator led..............................
Operation...............................................................................
Programming the immobilizer system...................................
Accessing the fuel tank.............................................................
Opening the saddle...............................................................
Identification..............................................................................
Rear top box opening................................................................
USE..............................................................................................
Checks......................................................................................
Refuelling..................................................................................
Tyre pressure............................................................................
Shock absorbers adjustment....................................................
Running in.................................................................................
Starting up the engine...............................................................
Precautions...........................................................................
Difficult start up.........................................................................
Stopping the engine..................................................................
Stand.........................................................................................
Automatic transmission.............................................................
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27
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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...............................................................
Cooling fluid level......................................................................
Checking the brake oil level......................................................
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...................................................................
Rear-view mirrors......................................................................
Front and rear disc brake..........................................................
Puncture....................................................................................
Periods of inactivity...................................................................
Cleaning the vehicle..................................................................
TECHNICAL DATA......................................................................
Toolkit.......................................................................................
SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES........................................
Warnings...................................................................................
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE....................................................
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Scheduled servicing table......................................................... 78
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Chap. 01
Vehicle
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01_01
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A = Ignition key-switch
B = Starter button
C = Emergency stop switch RUN-OFF
D = Throttle grip
E = Front brake lever
F = Instrument panel
G = Rear brake lever
H = Light switch
I = Turn indicator switch
L = Horn button
M = Electric saddle opening button
N = Bag hook
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Dashboard (01_01)
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01_02
Analogue instrument panel (01_02)
A = Digital clock
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C = Speedometer
D = Injection warning light
E = Engine oil pressure warning light
F = Turn indicators
G = High-beam warning light
H = Headlight warning light
I = Fuel gauge
L = Low fuel warning light
M = Coolant temperature gauge
N = Immobilizer LED
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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B = Odometer
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)
LOCK = ignition disabled, extractable key, mechanical antitheft device enabled.
OFF = ignition disabled, extractable key, mechanical antitheft device disabled.
ON = Ready to ignition position, non-extractable key, mechanical antitheft device disabled, lights on.
01_04
Locking the steering wheel
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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.
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DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «KEY OFF» WHILE RIDING.
Releasing the steering wheel
Reinsert the key and turn it to «OFF».
CAUTION
DO NOT TURN THE KEY TO «LOCK» OR «KEY OFF» WHILE RIDING.
Switch direction indicators (01_05)
Lever towards "S" = Left turn indicator is switched on;
Lever towards "D" = Right turn indicator is switched on;
The lever returns automatically to position "0" and the turn indicator "B" remains on;
press the lever to turn them off.
01_05
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CAUTION
Horn button (01_06)
Push the «C» button to sound the horn.
01_06
Light switch (01_07)
0 = Low-beam and tail light
1 = High-beam and tail light
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01_07
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Starter button "G"
01_08
Engine stop button (01_09)
0 = OFF
1 = RUN
01_09
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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Start-up button (01_08)
Keys (01_10, 01_11, 01_12)
Two types of keys are supplied together with the vehicle.
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. For this reason it
is advised that it be used only in exceptional circumstances.
The blue key «B» (single copy supplied) is used for normal operations such as:
01_10
- engine start up
- glove-box opening
Together with the two keys, you will be given a CODE CARD bearing the same code
imprinted onto the two keys.
WARNING
LOOSING THE RED KEY PREVENTS ANY REPAIRS OF THE 'PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER' SYSTEM AND THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT.
01_11
WARNING
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KEEP THE 'CODE CARD' AND THE RED HANDGRIP KEY IN A SAFE PLACE (NOT
ON YOUR VEHICLE).
01_12
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Activation of the "PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER" system is signalled by a flashing «A»
indicator. 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 provide the Authorised Service Centre with information on the type
of fault detected.
01_13
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.
When additional keys are required, please note that data storage (up to 7 keys max.)
must be done on all keys, both new 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_13)
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.
Programming the immobilizer system
Below is described the procedure to follow for programming the PIAGGIO IMMOBILIZER system and/or for storing other key codes. The programming procedure should
be carried out with the engine stop switch set to «RUN».
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.
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In this way, a maximum of 3 blue keys can be programmed by repeating the above
procedure and keeping the indicated times.
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After pulling out the last blue key, insert the red key again and turn it to "ON" (this
operation should be performed within 10 seconds of pulling out 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 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.
Accessing the fuel tank (01_14, 01_15, 01_16)
With the key set to «OFF» or «ON», or with engine on, it is possible to electrically open
the saddle by pressing the button «C». If the saddle opening system does not work,
operate the emergency lever «A». Then, unscrew cap «B» and the fuel tank can be
reached.
01_14
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Final step - red key
01_15
01_16
Opening the saddle (01_17, 01_18)
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With the key set to «OFF» or «ON», or with engine on, it is possible to electrically open
the saddle by pressing button «C». If the electric opening does not work, use the
emergency lever "A". When the key is set to «LOCK» the saddle cannot be opened.
01_17
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01_18
Identification (01_19, 01_20, 01_21)
The identification registration numbers consist of a prefix followed by a number stamped on both the chassis «A» and the engine «B». These numbers must always be
indicated on spare parts requests. To read the chassis number, lift the saddle and
remove the helmet compartment «C». We recommend checking that the chassis registration number stamped on the vehicle corresponds with that on the vehicle documentation.
CAUTION
01_19
BE REMINDED THAT ALTERING IDENTIFICATION REGISTRATION NUMBERS
CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS PENAL SANCTIONS (IMPOUNDING OF THE VEHICLE,
ETC.).
01_20
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01_21
Rear top box opening (01_22)
Insert the key into the switch and press down until the glove compartment opens. If
the switch is set to "LOCK", turn the key to "OFF" or "ON" before pressing it down.
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01_22
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Chap. 02
Use
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Checks
Before using the vehicle, check:
1. That there is enough fuel in the fuel tank.
2. That the fluid level for front and rear brakes is correct.
3. That tyres are properly inflated.
4. The correct functioning of daylight running lights, headlamp, turn indicators, stop
light and license plate light.
5. The correct functioning of front and rear brakes.
6. The oil level in the gearcase.
7. Engine oil level.
8. The coolant level.
Refuelling (02_01, 02_02)
Fuel: lift the saddle and unscrew the cap «B». Recommended fuel: Unleaded petrol,
min octane rating of 95. The fuel reserve level is indicated when the warning light
«F» turns on.
WARNING
02_01
SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE BEFORE REFUELLING WITH PETROL.
PETROL IS HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE.
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DO NOT SMOKE AND KEEP NAKED FLAMES AT A DISTANCE:FIRE HAZARD.
DO NOT INHALE FUEL FUMES.
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CAUTION
PETROL DAMAGES THE PLASTIC PARTS OF THE BODYWORK.
CAUTION
02_02
USING OILS OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED CAN SHORTEN THE LIFE
OF THE ENGINE.
CAUTION
DO NOT USE THE VEHICLE TO THE COMPLETE EXHAUSTION OF THE FUEL;
SHOULD THIS OCCUR, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START THE ENGINE. TURN THE
IGNITION SWITCH TO «OFF» AND TOP-UP THE TANK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES COULD DAMAGE THE FUEL PUMP
AND/OR THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER.
Characteristic
Fuel tank capacity
~ 9.2 litres
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DO NOT ALLOW PETROL TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH HOT ENGINE OR
ANY PLASTIC PARTS.
Tyre pressure (02_03)
Check the tyre pressure and wear periodically (roughly every 500 km). The tyres are
equipped with wear indicators; the tyres should be replaced as soon as these indicators become visible on the tyre tread. Also check that tyres do not show cuts on the
sides or irregular tread wear; if this occurs, go to an authorised workshop or at least
a workshop equipped to perform the replacement.
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.
Characteristic
Front tyre pressure
1.8 bar
Rear tyre pressure
2 bar
Rear tyre pressure - driver and passenger
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2.2 bar
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The preloading of the springs can be adjusted to 4 positions acting on the ring nut
located in the lower part of the shock absorbers with 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.
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.
WARNING
WE RECOMMEND WEARING GLOVES WHILE CARRYING OUT THIS OPERATION IN ORDER TO AVOID INJURIES.
WARNING
IT IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN TO ADJUST THE PRELOAD DIFFERENTLY ON
THE TWO SHOCK ABSORBERS
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Shock absorbers adjustment (02_04)
Running in (02_05)
WARNING
02_05
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_06, 02_07)
To start the engine it is necessary, before pressing the starter button, to pull and keep
pulled the front or rear brake lever, which activates the appropriate switch allowing
start-up.
1. Rest the vehicle on its centre stand, ensuring the rear wheel is not touching the
ground.
2. Maintain the throttle grip «E» completely untwisted.
3. Insert the key into the ignition switch «A» and turn it to «ON».
02_06
4. Make sure that switch «B» "0-1" is set to "1".
5. Pull lever «C» of the front or rear brake and then activate the starter button «D».
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WARNING
THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAKES THE REAR WHEEL TURN EVEN
WHEN THE THROTTLE GRIP IS SLIGHTLY TWISTED. RELEASE THE BRAKE
CAREFULLY AFTER STARTING, AND THEN ACCELERATE GRADUALLY.
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CAUTION
DO NOT START-UP THE ENGINE IN CLOSED AREAS BECAUSE EXHAUST
GASES ARE TOXIC.
02_07
Precautions
CAUTION
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
OVERREVVING, THE REVOLUTION LIMITER WILL BE ACTIVATED IF THE ENGINE SPEED EXCEEDS THE ESTABLISHED THRESHOLD.
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.
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Difficult start up
In the rare case of engine flooding, to facilitate start-up, it is possible to try to put the
vehicle into action with the gas hand grip partially or completely 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.
Stopping the engine (02_08, 02_09)
Fully untwist the throttle grip and then turn the switch key «A» to «OFF» (extractable
key), or turn the switch «B» to «0».
CAUTION
02_08
DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN
REACH, ALWAYS TAKE CARE, WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE, THAT THE SILENCER DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIALS,
TO AVOID SERIOUS BURNS.
CAUTION
DO NOT SHUT OFF THE ENGINE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING. UNBURNED
FUEL COULD ENTER THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND BURN, CAUSING THE
CONVERTER TO OVERHEAT AND POSSIBLY DESTROYING IT.
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02_09
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Stand (02_10)
CENTRE STAND
Push with your foot on the centre stand's fork "F" while lifting the vehicle backward,
holding onto the handlebar.
SIDE STAND
With your foot push the projection of the stand «L » in order to open it and at the same
time lean the vehicle on you.
02_10
Automatic transmission (02_11, 02_12)
To ensure simple, pleasurable riding, the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission with regulator and centrifugal clutch. The system is designed to provide the
best performance (acceleration and consumption) while driving on both flat roads and
uphill.
If you have to stop up a hill (traffic lights, traffic jam, etc.) use only the brake to keep
the vehicle still, leaving the engine running at idle speed. Using the engine to
keep the vehicle still can cause the clutch to overheat, due to the friction of the
clutch mechanism itself against the capstan.
02_11
It is therefore recommended to avoid conditions of prolonged clutch slippage (other
than those previously indicated) like driving uphill fully laden on steep slopes or starting
off with driver and passenger at slopes greater than 25%.
Take the following precautions if the clutch overheats:
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1. Do not continue riding in such conditions.
2. Let the clutch cool down with the engine at idle speed for a few minutes.
02_12
Safe driving (02_13, 02_14)
WARNING
SOME SIMPLE TIPS ARE PROVIDED BELOW WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO
USE YOUR VEHICLE ON A DAILY BASIS MORE EASILY AND SAFELY.
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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.
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2. Reduce speed and ride cautiously on uneven roads.
02_13
3. Remember that after riding on a long stretch of wet road without using the brakes,
the braking effect is initially lower. Under these conditions, it is a good idea to operate
the brakes from time to time.
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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 vehicle while it is still resting on its stand. In any
case, the rear wheel should not be turning when it comes into contact with the ground,
in order to avoid abrupt departures.
02_14
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.
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
RIDING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR CERTAIN MEDICINES CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR ONESELF AND FOR OTHERS.
CAUTION
ANY ELABORATION THAT MODIFIES THE VEHICLE'S PERFORMANCES, SUCH
AS TAMPERING WITH 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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4. Do not brake hard on a wet surface, on dirt tracks or on any slippery road surface.
Rear rack (02_15)
When riding without packages on the luggage racks, set the corresponding retainer
latch "A" as shown in the photograph.
WARNING
Maximum admissible load: 6 kg
2 Use
02_15
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Chap. 03
Maintenance
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Engine oil level
Four stroke engine oil is used in the engines in order to lubricate the timing bodies,
the bench bearings and the thermal group. An insufficient quantity of oil can seriously damage the engine. In all four-stroke engines, a loss of efficiency in oil
performance and certain 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 intervals provided for by the
maintenance programme are defined depending on the total content of oil in the engine and the 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 (03_01)
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. 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.
03_01
3 Maintenance
Engine oil top-up
Any topping up with oil must be carried out after the oil level check by adding oil, but
never exceeding the MAX level. The topping up of the level between MIN and
MAX requires approx. 200 cc of oil. Every 5000 km, however, the engine oil level
should be checked and topped up, if necessary, at an Authorised Piaggio Service
Centre.
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The vehicle is equipped with a warning light that comes on when the key is turned to
«ON». However, this light should come 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.
Engine oil change (03_02, 03_03)
The oil and cartridge filter "C" must be changed after 1,000 km and every 10,000 km
at an authorised Piaggio service centre. The engine should be emptied by draining
the oil from the drainage cap "B" of the gauze filter on the flywheel side. In order to
facilitate the oil drainage, loosen the cap/dipstick. Since a certain quantity of oil remains in the circuit still, the top-up should be carried out with around 600 ÷ 650 cc of
oil from cap "A". Then start up the scooter, leave it running for a few minutes and
switch it off: after five minutes, check the level and if necessary top up without exceeding the MAX. level. The cartridge filter must be replaced at every oil change.
For top up and change, use new oil of the recommended type.
03_02
WARNING
RUNNING THE ENGINE WITH INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION OR WITH INADEQUATE LUBRICANTS ACCELERATES THE WEAR AND TEAR OF THE MOVING
PARTS AND CAN CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE.
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3 Maintenance
Warning light (insufficient oil pressure)
WARNING
EXCESSIVE OIL LEVEL TOP-UPS CAN LEAD TO INCRUSTATIONS AND VEHICLE MALFUNCTIONING.
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.
CAUTION
THE USE OF OIL OTHER THAN THAT RECOMMENDED CAN SHORTEN THE
LIFE OF THE ENGINE.
Recommended products
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
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Engine oil
SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA Synthetic oil
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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 rest it on its stand.
2) Unscrew dipstick «A», wipe it clean with a cloth, reinsert it and tighten completely.
3) Pull out the dipstick and check that the oil level is above the first notch from the
bottom.
4) Reinsert the dipstick and ensure that it is tightened correctly.
03_04
N.B.
THE NOTCHES ON THE HUB OIL LEVEL DIPSTICK, EXCEPT THE ONE INDICATING THE MAX LEVEL, REFER TO OTHER MODELS BY THE MANUFACTURER AND HAVE NO SPECIFIC FUNCTION FOR THIS MODEL.
CAUTION
03_05
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 OIL CAN HARM THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL
SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
CAUTION
AN EXCESSIVE QUANTITY OF OIL CAN LEAD TO SPILL OVER, WHICH MAY
CAUSE THE ENGINE AND THE WHEEL TO GET DIRTY.
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Hub oil level (03_04, 03_05)
CAUTION
WHEN REPLACING THE HUB OIL DO NOT LET THE OIL COME INTO CONTACT
WITH THE REAR BRAKE DISC.
CAUTION
FOR OIL REPLACEMENT, CONTACT ANY AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE AS
THEY ARE EQUIPPED TO DISPOSE OF USED OILS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY
FRIENDLY AND LEGAL WAY.
Recommended products
AGIP ROTRA 80W-90
Rear hub oil
SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the requirements of API GL3 specifications
Characteristic
Rear hub oil
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250 cc
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Check tyre pressure periodically (about every 500 km). Tyres feature wear indicators;
replace tyres 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 to a workshop equipped to perform
the replacement.
CAUTION
03_06
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
1.8 bar
Rear tyre pressure
2 bar
Rear tyre pressure - driver and passenger
2.2 bar
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Tyres (03_06)
Spark plug dismantlement (03_07, 03_08)
Proceed as follows:
1. lift the saddle «A»
2. lift the helmet compartment «B» and reach into the spark plug with your hand;
3. disconnect cap of the spark plug HV wire;
4. unscrew the spark plug using the spark plug spanners «D» supplied;
03_07
5. When refitting, place the spark plug in the hole at the due inclination and screw it
by hand until it is finger tight;
6. use the box-spanner«D» supplied only for locking;
7. place cap fully over the spark plug.
WARNING
03_08
THE SPARK PLUG MUST BE REMOVED WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD. THE
SPARK PLUG MUST BE REPLACED EVERY 20,000 KM. USE OF ELECTRONIC
CONTROL UNITS OR ELECTRONIC IGNITIONS DIFFERING FROM THOSE RECOMMENDED CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE THE ENGINE.
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CAUTION
THE USE OF SPARK PLUGS OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED OR A
SHIELDLESS SPARK PLUG CAP COULD CAUSE DISTURBANCES TO THE SYSTEM.
Characteristic
Recommended spark plug
Champion RG 4 PHP
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Proceed as follows:
1. unscrew the fixing screw «A».
2. unscrew the nut «B» under the body.
3. remove the left side fairing.
4. remove the helmet compartment;
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5. unscrew the fixing screws «C» that can be reached once the helmet compartment
has been removed;
6. Unscrew the screws «D» and remove the air filter cover.
Remove the filtering element and clean it with water and shampoo; then dry it with a
clean cloth and short blasts of compressed air. Finally, immerse it in a mixture of 50%
oil of the recommended type and 50% petrol. Then gently squeeze the filter element
between your hands, allow it to drip and then refit it. Oil or water deposits in the filter
housing can be cleaned off by removing the two rubber caps «E».
CAUTION
03_10
IF THE VEHICLE IS USED ON DUSTY ROADS IT IS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT
MAINTENANCE CHECKS OF THE AIR FILTER MORE OFTEN TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ENGINE.
CAUTION
IN ORDER NOT TO DAMAGE THE VEHICLE PLASTIC COVERS CONTACT AN
AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE TO HAVE THE AIR FILTER CLEANED.
03_11
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Removing the air filter (03_09, 03_10, 03_11, 03_12)
Recommended products
AGIP FILTER OIL
Oil for air filter sponge
Mineral oil with specific additives for increased adhesiveness
03_12
Cooling fluid level (03_13, 03_14)
03_13
Engine cooling is carried out by a forced-circulation coolant system; the cooling system
holds about 2.100 - 2.150 l of coolant- a mixture of 50% de-ionised water and 50%
ethylene-glycol antifreeze solution and corrosion inhibitors. Recommended coolant,
supplied with already mixed and ready for use fluid. For proper functioning of the engine, the coolant temperature needle should be within the middle zone of the scale
between the 5th and 8th bar. If the needle points at the 10th bar, the instrument bars
lit at that moment start flashing. Stop the engine, let it cool down and check the fluid
level; if the level is OK, take your scooter to an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre. If when using your scooter at a low gear the coolant temperature exceeds the
above values, shut off the engine and let it cool down. Then check the coolant level.
if level is OK, take your scooter to an Authorised Piaggio Service Centre. The fluid
level must checked every 10,000 kilometres with a cold engine, in the way shown
below:
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a) Place the scooter in a vertical position on the stand.
b) Unscrew the fixing screw «A» and remove the cover.
c) Check the fluid level according to the two marks- MIN and MAX «B» on the reservoir
d) Top up if the fluid level is below the MIN level on the scale inside the expansion
tank. The fluid level must always be between the MIN and MAX levels.
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WARNING
TO AVOID THE RISK OF SCALDING, DO NOT UNSCREW THE EXPANSION
TANK COVER WHILE THE ENGINE IS STILL HOT.
WARNING
TO PREVENT AVOID HARMFUL FLUID LEAKAGE WHILE RIDING, ENSURE
THAT THE LEVEL NEVER EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM VALUE.
TO ENSURE CORRECT ENGINE OPERATION, KEEP THE RADIATOR GRILLE
CLEAN.
Recommended products
AGIP PERMANENT SPECIAL
coolant
Monoethylene glycol-based antifreeze fluid, CUNA NC 956-16
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If the fluid is near the minimum level, top-up only when the engine is cold. If the coolant
needs to be topped up frequently or the expansion tank is completely dry, check the
cooling system for the cause of the problem. Have the cooling system checked at an
Authorised Piaggio Service Centre. Coolant must be changed every 2 years at an
Authorised Piaggio Service Centre.
Checking the brake oil level (03_15, 03_16)
The brake fluid reservoirs are located on the pumps under the front handlebar cover
(front on the right-hand side, rear on the left-hand side). The procedures to checking
the brake fluid level for the front and rear brakes are identical.
Proceed as follows:
1. rest the scooter on its centre stand and make sure the handlebar is centred;
2. Loosen screw «A» and remove cover «B»;
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3. remove rear-view mirrors;
4. check the fluid level through the respective sight glass "C".
A certain lowering of the level is caused by wear on the pads. Should the level appear
to be below the minimum mark, please contact your nearest Authorised PIAGGIO
Dealer or Service Centre in order to have braking system thoroughly inspected. Proceed as follows:
Remove reservoir cover «D» and loosen the two screws «E» and top-up the brake
fluid level using only the prescribed brake fluid and without exceeding the maximum
level.
03_16
Under normal climatic conditions, the brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years.
This operation must be carried out by trained technicians; take your scooter to a
PIAGGIO Dealer or authorised Service Centre.
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WARNING
ONLY USE DOT 4 CLASS BRAKE FLUIDS. BRAKING CIRCUIT FLUIDS ARE
HIGHLY CORROSIVE. MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES NOT COME INTO CONTACT
WITH THE PAINTWORK
.
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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
FMVSS DOT 4 Synthetic fluid
Battery (03_17, 03_18, 03_19)
To reach the battery «D », proceed as follows:
1. rest the scooter on its centre stand;
2. unscrew the 4 screws «A», remove the footrest «B».
3. remove the two battery fixing screws «C».
The battery is the electrical device that requires the most frequent inspections and
diligent maintenance. The main points of maintenance to be observed are as follows:
03_17
CAUTION
IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, NEVER DISCONNECT THE WIRING WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. DO NOT TIP THE VEHICLE
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CAUTION
TOO MUCH IN ORDER TO AVOID DANGEROUS LEAKAGE OF THE BATTERY
ELECTROLYTE
.
CAUTION
03_18
ELECTROLYTE CONTAINS SULPHURIC ACID: AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES,
SKIN AND CLOTHES. IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT, RINSE WITH ABUNDANT WATER AND CONSULT A DOCTOR.
WARNING
USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Electric characteristic
03_19
Battery
12V - 12 Ah
Use of a new battery
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Ensure that the terminals are connected correctly and check voltage.
CAUTION
DO NOT REVERSE THE POLARITY: RISK OF SHORT CIRCUIT AND DAMAGE
TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
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USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Long periods of inactivity
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, 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 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.
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.
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WARNING
WARNING
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CABLES WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING,
THIS CAN CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRONIC
CONTROL UNIT.
WARNING
USED BATTERIES ARE HARMFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS IN FORCE.
Fuses (03_20, 03_21, 03_22, 03_23, 03_24, 03_25)
The electrical system is equipped with:
1. six protection fuses «A» located in the glove compartment to the left
2. two fuses «B» located under the helmet compartment under the saddle hinge latch.
3. one fuse «C» located under the helmet compartment on the left fairing.
The chart shows the position and specifications of the fuses in the vehicle.
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03_20
CAUTION
BEFORE REPLACING A 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).
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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.
03_21
03_22
03_23
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CAUTION
03_24
03_25
FUSES
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Fuse No. 1
Capacity: 30 A
Protected
circuits:
Battery
recharge circuit, fuses No. 6-7.
Live: Fuses No. 2 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 9
Fuse No. 2
Capacity: 7.5 A
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Fuse No. 3
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Protected circuits: Electric fan
solenoid, injection load remote
control, immobilizer aerial, ECU.
Capacity: 15A
Protected circuits: Injection load
(via solenoid), ECU.
Fuse No. 4
Capacity: 7.5 A
Protected circuits: anti-theft
system pre-installation, instrument
panel power supply, turn indicator
control device.
Fuse No. 5
Capacity: 7.5 A
Protected
circuits:
headlight solenoid.
Fuse No. 6
Horn,
Capacity: 15A
Protected circuits: Electric fan
(via solenoid), high-beam and lowbeam lights (via solenoid).
Live: Saddle opening actuator.
Fuse No. 7
Capacity: 10 A
Protected
circuits:
Preinstallation for antitheft device,
instrument panel.
Fuse No. 8
Capacity: 7.5 A
Protected
circuits:
circuit, stop light.
Start-up
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Fuse No. 9
Capacity: 7.5 A
Protected
circuits:
Daylight
running lights, license plate light,
instrument panel lighting.
Front light group (03_26, 03_27, 03_28, 03_29, 03_30)
To remove the front headlight assembly, proceed as follows:
1: remove rear-view mirrors.
2: Remove the screw «A» of the front shield grille.
3: Remove the fixing screws «B» of the front handlebar cover.
4: Remove the fixing screws «C» of the rear handlebar cover
5: Remove the front handlebar cover.
So there is access to the bulbs. Open the ring nut and take out the high-/low-beam
light bulb «D». To change the tail light take out the rubber bulb socket from its fitting.
To reassemble, repeat the operation in the reverse order.
WARNING
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THE TWIN-FILAMENT (HIGH-BEAM AND LOW-BEAM) BULB IS HALOGEN: DO
NOT TOUCH THE BULB WITH YOUR FINGERS TO AVOID COMPROMISING ITS
FUNCTIONING
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.
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THE PRESENCE OF DROPS OF WATER, ON THE OTHER HAND, COULD INDICATE THAT WATER IS INFILTRATING. CONTACT THE AFTER-SALES SERVICE
NETWORK.
Electric characteristic
Bulbs
1 bulb, 12V/55-60W, for high- and low-beam lights
2 bulbs, 12V/5W, for daylight running lights
CAUTION
DO NOT CARRY ANY GARMENTS ON THE FRONT HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY.
THIS MAY CAUSE BULBS TO OVERHEAT AND THEREFORE ABNORMAL
WEAR.
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THE PHENOMENON SHOULD QUICKLY DISAPPEAR WHEN THE LIGHT IS
SWITCHED ON.
03_27
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1: Remove the screw «A» of the front shield grille.
2: Rotate the front shield grille.
To replace the tail light, pull out the rubber lamp holder from its fitting. To reassemble,
repeat the operation in the reverse order.
03_30
Headlight adjustment (03_31, 03_32)
Proceed as follows:
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 vehicle is perpendicular to the screen;
2. Turn on the headlight and check that the borderline of the projected light beam on
the screen is no higher than 9/10 or lower than 7/10 of the distance from the ground
to the centre of the vehicle's headlamp;
03_31
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_32
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To remove the tail light on the shield, proceed as follows:
Front direction indicators (03_33)
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_33
Rear optical unit (03_34)
Remove screw «A» to remove the rear headlight assembly.
Access to taillight bulbs, stop light bulb and license plate bulb.
To reassemble, repeat the operation but in reverse order.
N.B.
03_34
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.
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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 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_35
Rear-view mirrors
Adjust the mirrors by applying slight pressure to the side of the mirror to move it to the
desired position.
Front and rear disc brake (03_36, 03_37)
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_36
BRAKING SHOULD BEGIN AFTER ABOUT 1/3 OF THE BRAKE LEVER STROKE.
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Rear turn indicators (03_35)
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.
03_37
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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Puncture (03_38)
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.
WARNING
THE WHEELS FITTED WITH TYRES SHOULD ALWAYS BE BALANCED. RIDING
THE VEHICLE WITH VERY LOW TYRE PRESSURE OR WITH INCORRECTLY
BALANCED TYRES CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS STEERING VIBRATIONS.
Periods of inactivity (03_39)
We recommend carrying out the following operations:
1. Clean the vehicle thoroughly and then cover it with a canvas;
2. With the engine off and the piston in the bottom dead centre position, remove the
spark plug, and pour into its hole 1 t0 2 cc of the recommended oil. Operate the starter
button 1-2 times for roughly 1 second to turn the engine over slowly, then insert the
spark plug again;
03_39
3. Ensure that the fuel tank is at least half full (in order to ensure the total immersion of the fuel pump); 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
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (throttle control)
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CAUTION
Oil for 4-stroke engines
Cleaning the vehicle (03_40)
Use a low pressure water jet in order to soften the dirt and mud deposited on painted
surfaces. Once softened, mud and dirt must be removed with a soft sponge for bodywork soaked with water and shampoo (2-4% of shampoo in water). Then rinse
abundantly with water, and dry with a shammy cloth. Any polishing with silicon wax
must always be preceded by washing
WARNING
03_40
IF THE SCOOTER IS USED ON DUSTY ROADS IT IS NECESSARY TO SERVICE
THE TRANSMISSION COVER FILTER SPONGE MORE FREQUENTLY.
CAUTION
DETERGENTS CAN POLLUTE WATER. THE VEHICLE MUST BE WASHED AT A
WASH STATION EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM.
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WARNING
THE USE OF A HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JET IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED
FOR ANY ENGINE CLEANING OPERATION; HOWEVER, IF NO OTHER MEANS
ARE AVAILABLE, IT IS THEN NECESSARY TO:
• ONLY USE FAN SPRAY JETS.
• KEEP NOZZLE AT LEAST 60 CM AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE.
• DO NOT USE WATER AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 40°C.
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• DO NOT STEAM WASH.
• DO NOT DIRECT THE JET STRAIGHT TO THE WIRING AND COOLING SLIT ON
THE TRANSMISSION COVER.
WARNING
NEVER WASH THE SCOOTER IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT, ESPECIALLY DURING
SUMMER WHEN THE BODYWORK IS STILL HOT, AS THE SHAMPOO CAN DAMAGE THE PAINTWORK IF IT DRIES BEFORE BEING RINSED OFF. NEVER USE
CLOTHS SOAKED IN PETROL, DIESEL OIL OR KEROSENE FOR CLEANING
THE PAINTED OR PLASTIC SURFACES SO AS NOT TO DAMAGE THE LUSTRE
FINISH OR ALTER THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.
WARNING
To avoid the appearance of oxidations, wash the vehicle every time it is used in
certain areas or in special conditions of:
· Environmental / seasonal conditions: use of salt, de-icer chemical products on
the road in winter.
· Air pollution: city and/or industrial areas.
· Salinity and humidity of the atmosphere: marine areas, hot and wet weather.
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• DO NOT USE HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JETS.
WARNING
. Avoid that deposits remain on the bodywork, industrial and pollutant residual
dust, tar spots, dead insects, bird droppings, etc.
· Do not park the vehicle under the trees. In some seasons, as from the trees
may fall residues, resins, fruits or leaves that contain chemicals which are
harmful to the paintwork.
STARTING FAILURE
Emergency switch in «OFF»
Set the switch back to «ON»
Fuse blown
Replace the blown fuse and have
the vehicle checked by an
Authorised Service Centre.
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IGNITION PROBLEMS
Faulty spark plug
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
Faulty ignition / injection control
unit.
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
Faulty coil. Due to the presence of Contact an Authorised Service
high voltage, this check should
Centre.
only be carried out by an expert.
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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.
HIGH CONSUMPTION AND LOW PERFORMANCE
Air filter blocked or dirty.
Clean with water and shampoo and
impregnate with petrol and specific
oil («Air filter removal» section)
INSUFFICIENT BRAKING
Greasy disc. Worn pads. Faulty
Contact an Authorised Service
braking system. Presence of air in Centre.
the front and rear brake circuit.
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INEFFICIENT SUSPENSION
Shock absorber fault, oil leak, end Contact an Authorised Service
buffers damaged; shock absorber Centre.
preloading incorrectly set
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
Contact an Authorised Service
Centre.
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CVT rollers and/or drive belt
damaged
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Technical data
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DATA
Engine
Single-cylinder, four-stroke
Bore x stroke
72 x 60 mm
Engine capacity
244.29 cm³
Compression ratio
10.5 - 11.5 : 1
Ignition advance (before TDC)
variable (integrated into the ignition
system)
Spark plug
CHAMPION RG 4 PHP
Max. speed
120 km/h
Valve clearance
intake: 0.10 mm
4 Technical data
discharge: 0.15 mm
Overall width
755 mm
Overall length
1930 mm
Wheelbase
1370 mm
Maximum height
1170 mm
Fuel system
throttle body diam. 32 mm and
single injector
Exhaust silencer
Absorption-type exhaust muffler
with catalytic converter.
Electronic ignition
inductive, high efficiency
integrated with the injection
system, with variable timing and
separate HV coil.
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Engine lubrication with lobe pump
(inside crankcase), chain-driven,
with double filter: mesh and paper.
Cooling
Forced fluid circulation, with
engine driven pump; 3-way
thermostat to pump intake.
Transmission
Automatic expandable pulley
variator with torque server, V belt,
automatic centrifugal dry clutch,
gear reduction unit and
transmission compartment with
forced air circulation cooling.
Front brake
Ø 220 disc brake with hydraulic
control activated by handlebar right
lever.
Rear brake
disc brake, diameter 220 mm, with
hydraulic servo operated from the
handlebar with the left-hand lever.
Front wheel
Alloy wheel rims: 12" x 3.00"
Rear wheel
Alloy wheel rims: 12" x 3.00"
Front tyre
without inner tube 120/70-12"
Rear tyre
without inner tube 130/70-12"
Front suspension
Single arm suspension (cantilever
wheel) fitted with a dual-chamber
hydraulic shock absorber with
coaxial spring.
Rear suspension
Single arm with two double-acting
hydraulic shock absorbers and
preloading adjustable to 4
positions.
Chassis
Stamped plate supporting body.
4 Technical data
Lubrication
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151 ± 5 kg
Maximum admitted weight
~ 340 kg
Fuel tank
~ 9.2 l (approximate value)
Reserve
2-2.5 l (approximate value)
Engine oil
Capacity: 1.3 l (dry); 1.2 l (when
changing oil and filter)
Rear hub oil
Capacity approximately 250 cc
Cooling system
Capacity: ~ 2.100 - 2.150 l
4 Technical data
Kerb weight
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4 Technical data
04_01
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Toolkit
4 Technical data
One box-spanner for spark plugs; one twin screwdriver; one special spanner for adjusting the rear shock absorber. The tools are arranged in the front case.
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Spare parts and
accessories
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Warnings (05_01)
WARNING
TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS AND TO GUARANTEE PROPER STABILITY, PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY, RIDE THE VEHICLE VERY CAREFULLY WHEN IT IS
FITTED WITH ACCESSORIES OR WITH UNUSUAL LOADS.
05_01
WARNING
IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT ORIGINAL PIAGGIO SPARE PARTS BE
USED, AS THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES OFFERING YOU THE SAME QUALITY
GUARANTEE AS THOSE INITIALLY FITTED ON THE SCOOTER. THE USE OF
NON-ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS RENDERS THE WARRANTY VOID.
5 Spare parts and accessories
WARNING
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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NEVER RIDE THE SCOOTER EQUIPPED WITH ACCESSORIES (TOP BOX AND/
OR WINDSHIELD) AT A SPEED HIGHER THAN 100 km/h.
THE SCOOTER CAN BE RIDDEN AT A HIGHER SPEED WITHOUT THE ACCESSORIES MENTIONED BEFORE WITHIN THE LIMITS ESTABLISHED BY LAW.
IF THERE ARE ANY NON-PIAGGIO ACCESSORIES INSTALLED, OR AN ABNORMAL LOAD, OR IF THE SCOOTER IS NOT IN A GENERALLY GOOD CONDITION, OR WHENEVER WEATHER CONDITIONS DEMAND IT, SPEED SHOULD
BE FURTHER REDUCED.
WARNING
BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE MECHANICAL ANTITHEFT DEVICE ON THE VEHICLE (U-SHAPED PADLOCK, DISC
BLOCK, ETC.).
MAINLY NEAR THE BRAKE PIPES, TRANSMISSIONS AND/OR ELECTRIC CABLES, AN INCORRECT INSTALLATION OR REMOVAL OF THE ANTITHEFT
DEVICE AS WELL AS LEAVING IT ON BEFORE STARTING THE VEHICLE CAN
SERIOUSLY DAMAGE ITS COMPONENTS, COMPROMISE THE CORRECT
FUNCTIONING OF THE VEHICLE AND USERS' SAFETY.
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WARNING
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5 Spare parts and accessories
Vespa GTS 250 i.e.
Chap. 06
Scheduled
maintenance
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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.
06_01
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 all further information regarding
the Guarantee application modes and the execution of the "Programmed Maintenance" refer to the "Guarantee Booklet".
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TABLE
Km x 1,000
1
Safety fasteners
I
Spark plug
5
10
6 Scheduled maintenance
20
I
R
R
30
35
40
45
R
R
R
50
55
60
I
I
R
R
R
R
A
A
A
A
A
A
Air filter
C
C
C
C
C
C
Belt compartment air filter
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
R
R
R
R
R
Oil filter
A
25
I
R
Drive belt
Throttle control
15
R
Valve clearance
A
A
A
Electrical system and battery
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid *
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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1
Coolant *
I
Engine oil
R
Hub oil
R
Brake pads
I
5
10
15
20
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
Sliding shoes / CVT rollers
I
25
35
I
R
I
R
I
30
R
I
I
45
50
I
I
I
I
40
R
I
I
R
I
I
55
R
I
I
I
I
I
60
R
R
I
I
R
R
R
R
R
R
Tyre pressure and wear
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Vehicle road test
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
A
A
A
A
A
A
Suspension
Steering
A
I: CHECK AND CLEAN, ADJUST, LUBRICATE OR REPLACE IF NECESSARY.
C: CLEAN, R: REPLACE, A: ADJUST, L: LUBRICATE
* Replace every 2 years
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS TABLE
Product
Description
Specifications
AGIP ROTRA 80W-90
Rear hub oil
SAE 80W/90 Oil that exceeds the
requirements of API GL3 specifications
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Oil to lubricate flexible transmissions (throttle
control)
Oil for 4-stroke engines
AGIP FILTER OIL
Oil for air filter sponge
Mineral oil with specific additives for increased
adhesiveness
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6 Scheduled maintenance
Km x 1,000
Product
Description
Specifications
Grease for brake levers, throttle
White calcium complex soap-based spray
grease with NLGI 2; ISO-L-XBCIB2
AGIP CITY HI TEC 4T
Engine oil
SAE 5W-40, API SL, ACEA A3, JASO MA
Synthetic oil
AGIP BRAKE 4
Brake fluid
FMVSS DOT 4 Synthetic fluid
AGIP PERMANENT SPECIAL
coolant
Monoethylene glycol-based antifreeze fluid,
CUNA NC 956-16
6 Scheduled maintenance
AGIP GP 330
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A
F
L
Air filter: 43
Fuel: 19
Fuses: 50
Light switch: 14
Start-up: 15
Switch: 12–14
M
T
Maintenance: 35, 77
Tank: 19
Technical Data: 67
Toolkit: 72
Top box: 22
Transmission: 31
Turn indicators: 59
Tyre pressure: 26
Tyres: 41
B
Battery: 47, 48
Brake: 46, 59
H
Headlight: 57
Horn: 14
Hub oil: 39
Mirrors: 59
C
P
Checks: 24
Clock: 11
I
Puncture: 60
D
Identification: 21
Immobilizer: 15, 17, 18
Instrument panel: 10
R
Refuelling: 24
Disc brake: 59
V
Vehicle: 7, 62
E
Engine oil: 36, 37
Engine stop: 15
K
S
Key switch: 12
Keys: 16
Saddle: 20
Scheduled maintenance: 77
Shock absorbers: 27
Spark plug: 42
Stand: 31
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The descriptions and illustrations given in this publication are not binding. While the basic specifications as described and illustrated in this manual
remain unchanged, PIAGGIO-GILERA reserves the right, at any time and without being required to update this publication beforehand, to make any
changes to components, parts or accessories, which it considers necessary to improve the product or which are required for manufacturing or construction reasons.
Not all versions/models shown in this publication are available in all countries. The availability of each model should be checked at the official Piaggio sales network.
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