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HONDA USO E MANUTENZIONE
MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO
NSS250X
NSS250EX
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Honda NSS250X/NSS250EX
OWNER’S MANUAL
USO E MANUTENZIONE
MANUAL DEL PROPIETARIO
© Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2005
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
¢ OPERATOR AND PASSENGER
This scooter is designed to carry the operator and one passenger. Never exceed the
maximum weight capacity as shown on the accessories and loading label.
e ON-ROAD USE
This scooter is designed to be used only on the road.
e READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL CAREFULLY
Pay special attention to the safety messages that appear throughout the manual. These
messages are fully explained in the “A Few Words About Safety” section which appears
before the Contents page.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of the scooter and should remain with
the scooter when resold.
Honda NSS250X/NSS250EX
OWNER'S MANUAL
All information in this publication is based on the latest production information
available at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. reserves the
right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any
obligation.
No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission.
WELCOME
The scooter presents you a challenge to master the machine, a challenge to adventure. You
ride through the wind, linked to the road by a vehicle that responds to your commands as no
other does. Unlike an automobile, there is no metal cage around you. Like an airplane, a pre-
ride inspection and regular maintenance are essential to your safety. Your reward is freedom.
To meet the challenges safely, and to enjoy the adventure fully, you should become
thoroughly familiar with this owner's manual BEFORE YOU RIDE THE SCOOTER.
As you read this manual, you will find information that is preceded by a symbol. This
information is intended to help you avoid damage to your scooter, other property, or the
environment.
When service is required, remember that your Honda dealer knows your scooter best. If you
have the required mechanical “know-how” and tools, your dealer can supply you with an
Official Honda Service Manual to help you perform many maintenance and repair tasks.
Pleasant riding, and thank you for choosing a Honda !
e The following codes in this manual indicate each country.
e The illustrations herein are based on the NSS250EX type.
NSS250X
ED uro
he Greece Macedonia Spain
Belgium Holland Norway Sweden
Bulgaria Hungary Poland Switzerland
Croatia Iceland Portugal Ukraine
Czech Israel Romania
Denmark Italy Russia
Finland Latvia Slovakia
Germany Luxembourg __ Slovenia
NSS250EX
ED urope) , F | France |
ustria Greece Macedonia Spain
Belgium Holland Norwa Sweden
Bulgaria Hungary Polan Switzerland
Croatia Iceland Portugal aine
Czech Israel Romania
Denmark Italy Russia
Finland Latvia Slovakia
Germany Luxembourg Slovenia
e The specifications may vary with each locale.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY
Your safety, and the safety of others, is very important. And operating this scooter safely is
an important responsibility.
To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures
and other information on labels and in this manual. This information alerts you to potential
hazards that could hurt you or others.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all hazards associated with
operating or maintaining a scooter. You must use your own good judgment.
You will find important safety information in a variety of forms, including:
e Safety Labels — on the scooter.
o Safety Messages — preceded by a safety alert symbol A and one of three signal words:
DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION
These signal words mean:
WTA You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow
instructions.
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow
ALLEN instructions.
ia CAUTION You CAN be HURT if you don't follow instructions.
¢ Safety Headings — such as Important Safety Reminders or Important Safety Precautions.
e Safety Section — such as Scooter Safety.
e Instructions — how to use this scooter correctly and safely.
This entire manual is filled with important safety information — please read it carefully.
OPERATION
page
1 SCOOTER SAFETY
1
2
5
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION
PROTECTIVE APPAREL
LOAD LIMITS AND GUIDELINES
10 PARTS LOCATION
14
INSTRUMENTS AND
INDICATORS
34 MAJOR COMPONENTS
(Information you need to operate
this scooter)
SUSPENSION
BRAKES
COOLANT
FUEL
ENGINE OIL
TUBELESS TYRES
page
53 ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL
53
76
77
80
82
COMPONENTS
HONDA SMART CARD KEY
SYSTEM
IGNITION SWITCH
RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS
LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS
HONDA S MATIC SYSTEM
(NSS250EX)
page page
89 FEATURES 107 OPERATION
(Not required for operation) 107 PRE-RIDE INSPECTION
STEERING LOCK 109 STARTING THE ENGINE
90 MECHANICAL KEY 115 RUNNING-IN
92 PARKING BRAKE 116 RIDING
93 SEAT 127 PARKING
95 HELMET HOLDER 128 ANTI-THEFT TIPS
96 CENTER COMPARTMENT
98 DOCUMENT BAG
98 TRUNK LIGHT
99 RETRACTABLE BOX
101 CONSOLE BOX
103 BODY COVER SKIRT
104 LEFT BODY COVER
105 REAR BODY LOWER COVER
106 HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL
ADJUSTMENT
MAINTENANCE
page page
129 MAINTENANCE 163 FUSE REPLACEMENT
129 THE IMPORTANCE OF 166 BULB REPLACEMENT
MAINTENANCE
130 MAINTENANCE SAFETY 174 CLEANING
131 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
132 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE 178 STORAGE GUIDE
135 TOOLKIT 178 STORAGE
136 SERIAL NUMBERS 180 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE
137 COLOUR LABEL
138 AIR CLEANER 181 SPECIFICATIONS
140 BELT CASE AIR CLEANER
143 CRANKCASE BREATHER 185 CATALYTIC CONVERTER
144 ENGINE OIL
149 ENGINE OIL STRAINER SCREEN
151 SPARK PLUG
154 THROTTLE OPERATION
155 COOLANT
156 FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION
INSPECTION
157 SIDE STAND
158 BRAKE PAD WEAR
160 BRAKE LOCK OPERATION
161 BATTERY
SCOOTER SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Your scooter can provide many years of
service and pleasure — if you take
responsibility for your own safety and
understand the challenges that you can
meet on the road.
There is much that you can do to protect
yourself when you ride. You'll find many
helpful recommendations throughout this
manual. Following are a few that we
consider most important.
Always Wear a Helmet
It's a proven fact: helmets significantly
reduce the number and severity of head
injuries. So always wear an approved
motorcycle helmet and make sure your
passenger does the same. We also
recommend that you wear eye protection,
sturdy boots, gloves, and other protective
gear (page 2).
Make Yourself Easy to See
Some drivers do not see scooters because
they are not looking for them. To make
yourself more visible, wear bright reflective
clothing, position yourself so other drivers
can see you, signal before turning or -
changing lanes, and use your horn when it
will help others notice you.
Ride Within Your Limits
Pushing the limits is another major cause of
scooter accidents. Never ride beyond your
personal abilities or faster than conditions
warrant. Remember that alcohol, drugs,
fatigue and inattention can significantly
reduce your ability to make good
judgements and ride safely.
Don’t Drink and Ride
Alcohol and riding don’t mix. Even one
drink can reduce your ability to respond to
changing conditions, and your reaction time
gets worse with every additional drink. So
don’t drink and ride, and don’t let your
friends drink and ride either.
Keep Your Bike in Safe Condition
For safe riding, it’s important to inspect
your scooter before every ride and perform
all recommended maintenance. Never
exceed load limits, and only use accessories
that have been approved by Honda for this
scooter. See page 5 for more details.
PROTECTIVE APPAREL
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you always wear an approved
motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots,
gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt
or jacket whenever you ride. Although
complete protection is not possible, wearing
proper gear can reduce the chance of injury
when you ride.
Following are suggestions to help you
choose proper gear.
Not wearing a helmet increases the
chance of serious injury or death in a
crash.
Be sure you and your passenger
always wear a helmet, eye protection
and other protective apparel when you
ride.
Helmets and Eye Protection
Your helmet is your most important piece of
riding gear because it offers the best
protection against head injuries. A helmet
should fit your head comfortably and
securely. A bright-coloured helmet can
make you more noticeable in traffic, as can
reflective strips.
An open-face helmet offers some protection,
but a full-face helmet offers more. Always
wear a face shield or goggles to protect
your eyes and help your vision.
Additional Riding Gear
In addition to a helmet and eye protection,
we also recommend:
Sturdy boots with non-slip soles to help
protect your feet and ankles.
e Leather gloves to keep your hands warm
and help prevent blisters, cuts, burns and
bruises.
* A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for
comfort as well as protection. Bright-
colored and reflective clothing can help
make you more noticeable in traffic. Be
sure to avoid loose clothes that could get
caught on any part of your scooter.
ALWAYS wear a helmet.
You should also wear a face shield or goggles.
Clothes should be close-fitting.
Wear bright or reflective clothing.
Wear gloves.
Shoes should be close-fitting, have low heels and offer ankle protection.
LOAD LIMITS AND GUIDELINES
Your scooter has been designed to carry
you, one passenger and a limited amount of
cargo. When you add cargo or carry a
passenger, you may feel some difference
during acceleration and braking. But so long
as you keep your scooter well-maintained,
with good tyres and brakes, you can safely
carry loads within the given limits and
guidelines.
However, exceeding the weight limit or
carrying an unbalanced load can seriously
affect your scooter’s handling, braking and
stability. Non-Honda accessories, improper
modifications, and poor maintenance can
also reduce your safety margin.
The following pages give more specific
information on loading, accessories and
modifications.
Loading
How much weight you put on your scooter,
and how you load it, are important to your
safety. Anytime you ride with a passenger
or cargo you should be aware of the
following information.
Sa AWARNING
Overloading or improper loading can
cause a crash and you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all load limits and other loading
guidelines in this manual.
Load Limits
Following are the load limits for your scooter:
Maximum weight capacity:
180 kg (396 Ibs)
Includes the weight of the rider, passenger, all cargo and all accessories
Maximum cargo weight:
17 kg (37 Ibs)
The weight of added accessories will reduce the maximum cargo weight you can carry.
Putting too much weight in individual storage compartments can also affect stability and
handling. So be sure to stay within the limits given below:
Maximum weight: Retractable box and console box:
in center compartment 10 kg (22 Ibs) weight limit:
in retractable box and 1.5 kg (3.3 Ibs)
console box 1.5 kg (3.3 Ibs)
Center compartment:
weight limit:
10 kg (22 Ibs)
Loading Guidelines
Your scooter is primarily intended for
transporting you and a passenger.
If you wish to carry more cargo, check with
your Honda dealer for advice, and be sure
to read the information regarding
accessories on page 8.
Improperly loading your scooter can affect
its stability and handling. Even if your
scooter is properly loaded, you should ride
at reduced speeds whenever carrying cargo.
Follow these guidelines whenever you carry
a passenger or cargo:
® Check that both tyres are properly
inflated.
e If you change your normal load, you may
need to adjust the rear suspension (page
34).
e To prevent loose items from creating a
hazard, make sure the center
compartment, console box and
retractable box are closed and that any
other cargo is securely tied down before
you ride away.
e Place cargo weight as close to the center
of the scooter as possible.
e Balance cargo weight evenly on both
sides.
Accessories and Modifications
Modifying your scooter or using non-Honda
accessories can make your scooter unsafe.
Before you consider making any
modifications or adding an accessory, be
sure to read the following information.
AWARNING
Improper accessories or modifications
can cause a crash in which you can be
seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all instructions in this owners
manual regarding accessories and
modifications.
Accessories
We strongly recommend that you use only
genuine Honda accessories that have been
specifically designed and tested for your
scooter. Because Honda cannot test all
other accessories, you must be personally
responsible for proper selection, installation
and use of non-Honda accessories. Check
with your dealer for assistance and always
follow these guidelines:
e Make sure the accessory does not
obscure any lights, reduce ground
clearance and banking angle, limit
suspension travel or steering travel, alter
your riding position or interfere with
operating any controls.
e Be sure electrical equipment does not
exceed the scooters electrical system
capacity (page 184). A blown fuse can
cause a loss of lights or engine power.
* Do not pull a trailer or sidecar with your
scooter. This scooter was not designed
for these attachments, and their use can
seriously impair your scooter's handling.
Modifications
We strongly advise you not to remove any
original equipment or modify your scooter
in any way that would change its design or
operation. Such changes could seriously
impair your scooter's handling, stability and
braking, making it unsafe to ride.
Removing or modifying your lights,
mufflers, emission control system or other
equipment can also make your scooter
illegal.
PARTS LOCATION
NSS250X
Speedometer Tachometer
Rear brake Fuel gauge Coolant temperature
fluid reservoir Multi-function display gauge
Front brake
Rearview mirror fluid reservoir
Rearview
7 mirror
Passing light x—
control switch ie
Rear brake lever IS 5 Engine stop switch
C À Front brake lever
Headlight dimmer \ $
switch ( — ——7 | ) Throttle grip
© 5
Turn signal switch > < Start button
Horn switch \ | / ^ Retractable box
Console box Ignition switch
Console box Seat lock
release button release button
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NSS250EX
Speedometer Tachometer
Rear brake Fuel gauge Coolant temperature
fluid reservoir Multi-function display gauge
Front brake
Rearview mirror uid reservoir
N NY TS 7 Rearview
Za a + ES mirror
a ect Mode shift switch
IS . .
Rear brake lever Eis Engine stop switch
À Front brake lever
Shift switch |
—Ñ—— Throttle grip
Headlight dimmer
switch Start button
Tum signal switch K
> Retractable box
Horn switch
Ignition switch
Console box
Console box Seat lock
release button release button
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NSS250X/EX
Fuse box
Center compartment
*, : Coolant reserve tank
Document compartment — . : O „”
Parking brake lever
Rear suspension
spring preload adjuster
Fuel fill cap
Oil filler cap/dipstick Pillion step
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NSS250X/EX
Helmet holder
Battery
O i Main fuse
Rear suspension
spring preload adjuster
Pillion step
Side stand
Center stand
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INSTRUMENTS AND
INDICATORS
The indicators are contained in the
instrument panel. Their functions are
described in the tables on the following
pages.
(1) Fuel gauge
(2) Left turn signal indicator
(3) Speedometer
(4) Multi-function display
(5) Tachometer
(6) Tachometer red zone
(7) Right turn signal indicator
(8) Coolant temperature gauge
(97 M mode indicator (NSS250EX)
(10) D mode indicator (NSS250EX)
(11) S mode indicator (NSS250EX)
(12) Reset button
(13) Oil change indicator
- (14) Mode button
(15) PGM-FI malfunction indicator
lamp (MIL)
(16) Honda smart card key indicator
aD Parking brake indicator
(18) Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
indicator (NSS250EX)
(19) High beam indicator
2) 8) @ (5) (6)
(1) (7)
(Ref.No.) Description
Function _
(1) Fuel gauge
Shows approximate fuel supply available (page 33).
The fuel gauge needle will swing to the maximum
scale on the dial once when the ignition switch is
turned ON.
(2) Left turn signal indicator
(green)
Flashes when the left turn signal operates.
(3) Speedometer
Shows riding speed.
The speedometer needle will swing to the maximum
scale on the dial once when the ignition switch is
turned ON.
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(Ref.No.) Description
Function
(4) Multi-function display
The display includes the following functions;
This display shows the initial display (page 22 ).
Odometer Shows accumulated mileage (page 25 ).
Tripmeter Shows mileage per trip (page 25).
Digital clock Shows hour and minute (page 28 ).
Current fuel
consumption meter
Shows current fuel consumption meter (page 24 ).
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(Ref.No.) Description
Function
(4) Multi-function display
(NSS250EX)
The display includes the following functions:
This display shows the initial display (page 22 ).
“M” Icon mark
Displays when the 6-speed manual mode is selected
(page 27 ).
Shift indicator
Shows the gear position when the 6-speed manual
mode is selected (page 26).
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(Ref.No.) Description
(5) Tachometer
Function
Shows engine revolutions per minute.
The tachometer needle will swing to the maximum
scale on the dial once when the ignition switch is
turned ON.
(6) Tachometer red zone
Never allow the tachometer needle to enter the red
zone, even after the engine has been broken in.
Running the engine beyond recommended maximum
engine speed (the beginning of the tachometer red
zone) can damage the engine.
(7) Right turn signal indicator
(green)
Flashes when the right turn signal operates.
(8) Coolant temperature gauge
Shows coolant temperature (page 32 ).
The coolant temperature gauge needle will swing to
the maximum scale on the dial once when the
ignition switch is turned ON.
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(Ref.No.) Description
Function
(9)
M mode indicator
(orange) (NSS250EX)
Lights when the 6-speed manual mode is selected
(page 83).
(10) D mode indicator (green) Lights when the D mode is selected in the automatic
(NSS250EX) shift mode (page 85).
(11) S mode indicator (orange) | Lights when the S mode is selected in the automatic
(NSS250EX) shift mode (page 85 ).
(12) RESET button This button is used to reset the tripmeter to zero (0)
(page 25 ). This button is also used to reset the oil
change indicator (page 31) and adjust the time
(page 28).
(13) Oil change indicator Lights when specified maintenance interval for
(orange) engine oil change is reached (page 31 ).
(14) Mode button The button is used to select the odometer or the
tripmeter À or B (page 25 ), to adjust the time (page
28).
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(Ref.No.) Description
Function
(15) PGM-FI malfunction
indicator lamp (MIL)
(red)
Flashes when there is any abnormality in the PGM-FI
(Programmed Fuel Injection) system. Should also
light for a few seconds and then go off when the
ignition switch is turned ON and engine stop switch
isat () (RUN).
If it comes on at any other time, reduce speed and
take the motorcycle to your Honda dealer as soon as
possible.
(16) Honda smart card key
indicator (orange)
Push the ignition switch. When the ID is
authenticated, the Honda smart card key indicator
lights. When you turn the ignition switch ON, the
Honda smart card key indicator will go off in 2
seconds when the engine stop switch is at () (RUN)
(page 60).
When the battery is low, the Honda smart card key
indicator flashes 5 times when you turn the ignition
switch ON (page 61).
Flashes when the Honda smart card key has
operating problems (page 61).
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(Ref.No.) Description
Function
(17) Parking brake indicator
(red)
It lights as a reminder that you have not released the
parking brake.
(18) Antilock brake system
(ABS) indicator
(red) (NSS250EX)
This light normally comes on when the ignition is
turned ON, and goes off after you ride the scooter at
speed above 10 km/h (6 mph). If there is a problem
with the Anti-lock Brake System, this light comes on
and remains on (see page 37 ).
(19) High beam indicator
(blue)
Lights when the headlight is on high beam.
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Initial Display
When the ignition switch is turned ON, the
multi-function display (1) will temporarily
show all the modes and digital segments so
you can make sure the liquid crystal display
is functioning properly.
Digital clock (2) and tripmeter (3) will
reset if the battery is disconnected.
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(2) (3) (2) (3)
(1) Multi-function display
(2) Digital clock
(3) Tripmeter
Multi-function Display
Multi-function display (1) includes the
following functions:
Current fuel consumption meter
Odometer/Tripmeter
Digital clock
Shift indicator (NSS250EX)
“M”icon mark (NSS250EX)
NSS250EX
When switching automatic shift mode to 6-
speed manual mode, the shift indicator (5)
and “M” icon mark (6) appears on the
multi-function display. The current fuel
consumption meter (2) does not appear
when the shift mode is in 6-speed manual
mode.
NSS250X/NSS250EX
NSS250EX
(6)
(1) Multi-function display
(2) Current fuel consumption meter
(3) Odometer/Tripmeter
(4) Digital clock
(5) Shift indicator (NSS250EX)
(6) “M”icon mark (NSS250EX)
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Current Fuel Consumption Meter
Shows current fuel consumption in
increments of km/1. When the speed is 0
km/h, shows “——.—",
e Displayed current fuel consumption
meter (1) is an instant value, so it is
different from a value that is measured
after filling up the tank. It may give you
an indication of your eco drive.
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(1)
(1) Current fuel consumption meter
Odometer/Tripmeter
The odometer (1) shows accumulated
mileage.
The tripmeter shows mileage per trip.
There are two tripmeters, tripmeter A (2)
and tripmeter B (3).
Push the MODE button (4) to select the
odometer, tripmeter A and tripmeter B.
To reset the tripmeter, push and hold the
RESET button (5) when the display is in
the tripmeter A or tripmeter B.
MODE \ RESET |
(4) mee
MODE RESET
m
(5) LU
(4) MODE button
(5) RESET button
(1) Odometer
(2) Tripmeter À
(3) Tripmeter B
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Shift Indicator (NSS250EX)
The shift indicator (1) shows the gear
position on the multi-function display when
the 6-speed manual mode is selected (page
83). The shift indicator flashes when the
shifting is restricted (page 87).
If the Honda S matic is in trouble, “F” lights
or flashes on the display (page 88).
When the automatic shift mode is selected,
the current fuel consumption meter is
displayed.
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(1) Shift indicator
(When the Honda S matic is in trouble)
“M” Icon Mark (NSS250EX)
The “M” icon mark (1) appears when the 6-
speed manual mode is selected (page 83).
(1)
(1) “M” icon mark
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Digital Clock
Shows hour and minute. To adjust the time,
proceed as follows:
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
2. Press and hold both the MODE button
(2) and RESET button (3) for more than
2 seconds. The clock will be set in the
adjust mode with the hour display
flashing.
(1)
y
—
MODE RESET
025
05
(1) Digital clock
(2) MODE button
(3) RESET button
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3. To set the hour, press the RESET button
until the desired hour and AM/PM are
displayed.
e The time is advanced by one hour,
each time the button is pushed.
e Quick setting — press and hold the
RESET button until the desired hour
appears.
MODE RESET
4. Press the MODE button. The minute 5.To set the minute, press the RESET
display will start flashing. button until the desired minute. The
minute display will return to “00” when
“60” is reached without affecting the hour
display.
e The time is advanced by one minute,
each time the button is pushed.
e Quick setting — press and hold the
RESET button until the desired minute
5:25 appears
——
MODE RESET
6. To end the adjustment, press the MODE
button or turn the ignition switch OFF.
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The display will stop flashing automatically
and the adjustment will be cancelled if the
button is not pressed for about 2 minutes.
The clock will be reset AM 1:00 if the
battery is disconnected.
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Oil Change Indicator
The oil change indicator (1) lights when
the mileage on your scooter approaches the
oil change interval specified on the
maintenance schedule.
The oil change indicator lights when the
odometer shows the first interval (1,000
km) or every 6,000 km after resetting the oil
change indicator.
If the oil is changed before the oil change
indicator appears, be sure to reset the oil
change indicator after changing the oil. The
indicator will appear for 2 seconds, then
disappear. This means the indicator is reset.
Reset the indicator after each oil change.
Press and hold the RESET button (2), then
turn ON the ignition switch. Keep the
RESET button pressed for 3 seconds. The
oil change indicator will go off.
The oil change indicator should also light
for a few seconds and then go off when the
ignition switch is turned ON.
(1) Oil change indicator
(2) Reset button
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Coolant Temperature Gauge
The coolant temperature gauge (1) shows
coolant temperature.
When the needle begins to move above the
C (Cold) mark (2), the engine is warm
enough for the scooter to be ridden. The
normal operating temperature range is
under the H (Hot) mark range (3). If the
needle reaches the H (Hot) mark range,
stop the engine and check the reserve tank
coolant level. Read pages 40 — 41 and do
not ride the scooter until the problem has
been corrected.
Exceeding maximum running temperature
may cause serious engine damage.
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(1) Coolant temperature gauge
(2) C (Cold) mark
(3) H (Hot) mark range
Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge (1) shows the approximate
fuel supply available in a graduated display.
When the gauge needle enters the red band
(2), fuel will be low and you should refill
the tank as soon as possible. The amount of
fuel left in the tank with the vehicle set
upright when the needle enters the red
band is approximately:
2.4 2 (0.63 US gal , 0.53 Imp gal)
(1) Fuel gauge
(2) Red band
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MAJOR COMPONENTS
(Information you need to operate this scooter)
SUSPENSION
Each shock absorber (1) has 7 adjustment
positions for different load or riding
conditions.
Use a pin spanner (2) and an extension bar
(3) to adjust the rear shocks.
Always adjust the shock absorber position
in sequence (1-2-34-5-6-7 or 7-6-54-3-2-1).
Attempting to adjust directly from 1 to 7 or
7 to 1 may damage the shock absorber.
Position 1 and 2 are for light loads and
smooth road conditions. Positions 4 to 7
increase spring preload for a stiffer rear
suspension, and can be used when the
scooter is heavily loaded. Be certain to
adjust both shock absorbers to the same
position.
Standard position: 3
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(2) (1)
(3)
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(1) Shock absorber
(2) Pin spanner
(3) Extension bar
BRAKES
Combined Brake System (CBS)
This scooter is equipped with a Combined
Brake System. Operating the rear brake
lever applies the rear brake and a portion of
the front brake. For full braking
effectiveness, use both the front and rear
brake lever simultaneously, as you would
with a conventional scooter braking system.
As with a conventional scooter braking
system, excessively hard application of the
brake controls may cause wheel lock,
reducing control of the scooter.
For normal braking, apply both the front
and rear brake lever to match your road
speed. For maximum braking, close the
throttle and firmly apply the front and rear
brake lever.
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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
(NSS250EX)
This model is also equipped with an Anti-
lock Brake System (ABS) designed to help
prevent wheel lock up during hard braking
on uneven or other poor surfaces while
running straight. Although the wheel may
not lock up—if you are braking too hard in a
turn the scooter can still lose traction,
causing a loss of control.
In some situations, a scooter with ABS may
require a longer stopping distance to stop
on loose or uneven surfaces than an
equivalent scooter without ABS.
ABS cannot make up for road conditions,
bad judgment, or improper operation of the
brakes. It is still your responsibility to ride
at reasonable speeds for weather, road
surface, and traffic conditions, and to leave
a margin of safety.
ADS is self-checking and always on.
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e ABS may be activated by riding over a
sharp drop or rise in the road level.
It is important to follow the tyre
recommendations (page 51). The ABS
computer works by comparing wheel
speed. Non-recommended tyres can
affect wheel speed and may confuse the
ABS computer.
e ABS does not function at low speeds
(approximately 10 km/h (6 mph) or
below).
e ABS does not function if the battery is
discharged.
ABS Indicator Light
(NSS250EX)
Normally, this light comes on when the
ignition switch is turned ON, and goes off
after you ride the scooter at speed above
10 km/h (6 mph). If there is an ABS
problem, the indicator light comes on and
remains on. The ABS system does not
operate when the ABS indicator light is on.
If the ABS indicator light comes on while
riding, stop the scooter in a safe place and
turn off the engine.
Turn the ignition switch ON again. The
light should come on, and go off after you
ride the scooter at speeds above 30 km/h
(19 mph). H it does not go off, ABS is not
functioning, but the brakes still work the
Combined Brake System and provide
normal stopping ability. However, you
should have the system checked by your
Honda dealer as soon as possible.
The ABS indicator light may come on if you
turn the rear wheel while the scooter is
upright on the stand. This is normal. Turn
the ignition switch OFF, then turn it ON.
The indicator should come on, then go off
after you run the scooter above 30 km/h
(19 mph).
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Inspection
Both the front and rear brakes are the
hydraulic disc types.
As the brake pads wear, the brake fluid
level drops.
There are no adjustments to perform, but
fluid level and pad wear must be inspected
periodically. The system must be inspected
frequently to ensure there are no fluid leaks.
If the control lever free travel becomes
excessive and the brake pads are not worn
beyond the recommended limit (page 158),
there is probably air in the brake system
and it must be bled. See your Honda dealer
for this service.
Front Brake Fluid Level:
With the scooter in an upright position,
check the fluid level. It should be above the
LOWER level mark (1). If the level is at or
below the LOWER level mark, check the
brake pads for wear (page 158 ).
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Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads
are not worn, have your brake system
inspected for leaks.
The recommended brake fluid is Honda
DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container,
or an equivalent.
Front
(1) LOWER level mark
Rear Brake Fluid Level:
With the scooter in an upright position,
check the fluid level. It should be above the
LOWER level mark (1). If the level is at or
below the LOWER level mark, check the
brake pads for wear (page 159 ).
Worn pads should be replaced. If the pads
are not worn, have your brake system
inspected for leaks.
The recommended brake fluid is Honda
DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container,
or an equivalent.
Other Checks:
e sure there are no fluid leaks. Check
for deterioration or cracks in the hoses and
fittings.
Rear
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(1)
(1) LOWER level mark
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COOLANT
Coolant Recommendation
The owner must properly maintain the
coolant to prevent freezing, overheating,
and corrosion. Use only high quality
ethylene glycol antifreeze containing
corrosion protection inhibitors specifically
recommended for use in aluminum engines.
(SEE ANTIFREEZE CONTAINER LABEL).
Use only low-mineral drinking water or
distilled water as a part of the antifreeze
solution. Water that is high in mineral
content or salt may be harmful to the
aluminum engine.
Using coolant with silicate inhibitors may
cause premature wear of water pump seals
or blockage of radiator passages.
Using tap water may cause engine damage.
The factory provides a 50/50 solution of
antifreeze and distilled water in this scooter.
This coolant solution is recommended for
most operating temperatures and provides
good corrosion protection. A higher
concentration of antifreeze decreases the
cooling system performance and is
recommended only when additional
protection against freezing is needed. A
concentration of less than 40/60 (40%
antifreeze) will not provide proper corrosion
protection. During freezing temperatures,
check the cooling system frequently and
add higher concentrations of antifreeze (up
to a maximum of 60% antifreeze) if required.
Inspection
The reserve tank (1) is behind the left body
cover.
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank
while the engine is at the normal operating
temperature with the scooter in an upright
position. If the coolant level is below the
LOWER level mark (2), add coolant
mixture until it reaches the UPPER level
mark (3).
Always add coolant to the reserve tank. Do
not attempt to add coolant by removing the
radiator cap.
If the reserve tank is empty, or if coolant
loss is excessive, check for leaks and see
your Honda dealer for repair.
To remove the reserve tank cap:
1. Remove the lett floor mat (4).
2. Remove the reserve tank lid (5) using a
flat head driver (6) with a protective
cloth while pushing the hook (7) inward.
3. Remove the reserve tank cap (8).
(6)
x“
= =
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Owl ox
07
(1) Reserve tank
(5) Reserve tank lid
(2) LOWER level mark (6) Flat head driver
(3) UPPER level mark
(4) Floor mat
(7) Hook
(8) Reserve tank cap
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FUEL
Fuel Tank
The fuel tank is located under the step
oard.
The fuel tank capacity including the reserve
supply is:
12.0 8 (3.17 US gal , 2.64 imp gal)
To open the fuel tank lid (1), open the
console box (2) (page 101). Push the fuel
lid opener (3). 0)
(1) Fuel tank lid
(2) Console box
(3) Fuel lid opener
To open the fuel fill cap (4), rotate the fuel
fill cap counterclockwise until it stops. Lift
off the fuel fill cap.
Do not overfill the tank. There should be no
fuel in the filler neck (5).
After refueling, be sure to tighten the fuel
fill cap firmly by turning it clockwise.
Make sure that the arrow marks (6) on the
fuel fill cap and fuel tank are aligned.
Close the fuel tank lid.
AWARNING
Petrol is highly flammable and
explosive. You can be bummed ог
seriously injured when handling fuel.
e Stop the engine and keep heat,
sparks, and flame away.
e Refuel only outdoors.
e Wipe up spills immediately.
(5)
(4) Fuel fill cap (6) Arrow marks
(5) Filler neck
Use unleaded petrol with a research octane
number of 91 or higher.
The use of leaded petrol will cause
premature damage to the catalytic
converter.
If “spark knock” or “pinking” occurs at a
steady engine speed under normal load,
change brands of petrol. If spark knock or
pinking persists, consult your Honda dealer.
Failure to do so is considered misuse, and
damage caused by misuse is not covered by
Honda's Limited Warranty.
Petrol Containing Alcohol
If you decide to use a petrol containing
alcohol (gasohol), be sure it’s octane rating
is at least as high as that recommended by
Honda. There are two types of “gasohol”:
one containing ethanol, and the other
containing methanol. Do not use petrol that
contains more than 10 % ethanol. Do not use
petrol containing methanol (methyl or wood
alcohol) that does not also contain
cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors for
methanol. Never use petrol containing more
than 5 % methanol, even if it has cosolvents
and corrosion inhibitors.
Fuel system damage or engine performance
problems resulting from the use of fuels
that contain alcohol is not covered under
the warranty. Honda cannot endorse the
use of fuels containing methanol since
evidence of their suitability is as yet
incomplete.
Before buying fuel from an unfamiliar
station, try to find out if the fuel contains
alcohol. If it does, confirm the type and
percentage of alcohol used. If you notice
any undesirable operating symptoms while
using a petrol that contains alcohol, or one
that you think contains alcohol, switch to a
petrol that you know does not contain
alcohol.
ENGINE OIL
Engine Oil Level Check
Check the engine oil level each day before
riding the scooter.
The level must be maintained between the
upper (1) and lower (2) level marks on the
oil filler cap/dipstick (3).
1. Start the engine and let it idle for 3—5
minutes.
2. Stop the engine and put the scooter on its
center stand on level ground.
3. After 2—3 minutes, remove the oil filler
cap/dipstick, wipe it clean, and reinsert
the oil filler cap/dipstick without
screwing it in. Remove the oil filler cap/
dipstick. The oil level should be between
the upper and lower level marks on the oil
filler cap/dipstick.
4.If required, add the specified oil (see
page 144) up to the upper level mark. Do
not overfill.
5. Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick. Check
for oil leaks.
Running the engine with insufficient oil
pressure may cause serious engine damage.
(1) Upper level mark
(2) Lower level mark
(3) Oil filler cap/dipstick
TUBELESS TYRES
To safely operate your scooter, your tyres
must be the proper type and size, in good
condition with adequate tread, and correctly
inflated for the load you are carrying. The
following pages give more detailed informa-
tion on how and when to check your air
pressure, how to inspect your tyres for
damage, and what to do when your tyres
need to be repaired or replaced.
EY
Using tyres that are excessively wom
or improperly inflated can cause a
crash in which you can be seriously
hurt or killed.
Follow all instructions in this owner's
manual regarding tyre inflation and
maintenance.
Air Pressure
Keeping your tyres properly inflated
provides the best combination of handling,
tread life and riding comfort. Generally,
underinflated tyres wear unevenly,
adversely affect handling, and are more
likely to fail from being overheated.
Overinflated tyres make your scooter ride
more harshly, are more prone to damage
from road hazards, and wear unevenly.
We recommend that you visually check
your tyres before every ride and use a
gauge to measure air pressure at least once
a month or any time you think the tyres
might be low.
Tubeless tyres have some self-sealing
ability if they are punctured. However,
because leakage is often very slow, you
should look closely for punctures whenever
a tyre is not fully inflated.
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Always check air pressure when your tyres
are “cold” — when the scooter has been
parked for at least three hours. If you check
air pressure when your tyres are “warm” —
when the scooter has been ridden for even
a few miles — the readings will be higher
than if the tyres were “cold”. This is normal,
so do not let air out of the tyres to match
the recommended cold air pressures given
below. If you do, the tyres will be
underinflated.
The recommended “cold” tyre pressures
are:
kPa (kgf/cm’, psi)
Driver Front 175(1.75, 25)
only Rear 200 (2.00, 29)
Driver and Front 175 (1.75, 25)
one passenger | Rear 280 (2.80, 41)
Inspection
Whenever you check the tyre pressures,
you should also examine the tyre treads and
sidewalls for wear, damage, and foreign
objects:
Look for:
e Bumps or bulges in the side of the tyre or
the tread. Replace the tyre if you find any
bumps or bulges.
e Cuts, splits or cracks in the tyre. Replace
the tyre if you can see fabric or cord.
e Excessive tread wear.
Also, if you hit a pothole or hard object, pull
to the side of the road as soon as you safely
can and carefully inspect the tyres for
damage.
Tread Wear
Replace tyres before tread depth at the
center of the tyre reaches the following
limit:
Minimum tread depth
Front; 1.5 mm (0.06 in)
Rear: 2.0 mm (0.08 in)
(For Germany >
German law prohibits use of tyres whose
tread depth is less than 1.6 mm.
(2)
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1)
(1) Wear indicator
(2) Wear indicator location mark
Tyre Repair
If a tyre is punctured or damaged, you
should replace it, not repair it. As discussed
below, a tyre that is repaired, either
temporarily or permanently, will have lower
speed and performance limits than a new
tyre.
A temporary repair, such as an external
tubeless tyre plug, may not be safe for
normal speeds and riding conditions. If a
temporary or emergency repair is made to a
tyre, you should ride slowly and cautiously
to a dealer and have the tyre replaced. If
possible, you should not carry a passenger
or cargo until a new tyre is installed.
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Even if a tyre is professionally repaired with
a permanent internal patch plug, it will not
be as good as a new tyre. You should not
exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) for the first 24
hours, or 130 km/h (80 mph) at any time
thereafter. In addition, you may not be able
to safely carry as much weight as with a
new tyre. Therefore, we strongly
recommend that you replace a damaged
tyre. If you choose to have a tyre repaired,
be sure the wheel is balanced before you
ride.
Tyre Replacement
The tyres that came on your scooter were
designed to match the performance
capabilities of your scooter and provide the
best combination of handling, braking,
durability and comfort.
Installing improper tyres on your
scooter can affect handling and
stability. This can cause a crash in
which you can be seriously hurt or
killed.
Always use the size and type of tyres
recommended in this owners manual.
The recommended tyres for your scooter
are:
Front: 110/90 — 13M/C 55P
BRIDGESTONE
HOOP BO3 F
Rear: 130/70—12 62P
BRIDGESTONE
HOOP B02
Whenever you replace a tyre, use one that
is equivalent to the original and be sure the
wheel is balanced after the new tyre is
installed.
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Important Safety Reminders
¢ Do not install a tube inside a tubeless tyre
on this scooter. Excessive heat build-up
can cause the tube to burst.
e Use only tubeless tyres on this scooter.
The rims are designed for tubeless tyres,
and during hard acceleration or braking,
a tube-type tyre could slip on the rim and
cause the tyre to rapidly deflate.
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ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS
HONDA SMART CARD KEY SYSTEM
Honda Smart Card Key System
The Honda smart card key (1) system is a
convenient system that allows the following
operations without displaying the card key
within the operating range. The system
runs a two-way authentication between the
scooter and the card key to verify the
registered card key. If an improper ID card
(or other device) is used, the Honda smart
card key will not be authenticated. The
Honda smart card key system protects your
scooter from theft.
Low-Intensity Radio Waves
The Honda smart card key system uses low-
intensity radio waves. It may affect medical
equipment such as a cardiac pacemaker.
e To turn the ignition switch ON (See page
62 ), OFF or LOCK (See page 63 ).
e To open the front seat (2) lock (page
93 ), console box (3) (page 101) fuel
lid (4) (page 42 ).
Unlock
(1)
(2) Front seat
(3) Console box
(4) Fuel lid
Honda Smart Card Key
Carrying the Honda smart card key (1)
allows you to lock or unlock the ignition
switch, and to release the front seat lock,
the console box, and fuel lid lock.
The ID number of the card key is on the ID
tag (2) and the inside of the card key.
You can also unlock the ignition switch
(page 68 ) by inputting the ID number.
Always carry both the card key and ID tag,
but store them in different places to avoid
losing both at the same time.
Also store a copy of your ID number in a
safe place other than your scooter.
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(1)
(2)
(1) Honda smart card key
(2) ID tag
The Honda smart card key contains
electronic circuits that are activated by the
Honda smart card key system. If the circuits
are damaged, the card key will not start the
engine, release the ignition switch or open
the seat, console box or fuel lid.
e Do not drop the card keys or set heavy
objects on them.
e Protect the card key from direct sunlight,
high temperature, and high humidity.
e Do not scratch or puncture.
e Do not store near any magnetized
products such as a magnetized key chain.
e Always keep the card key away from
electric appliances such as a TV, radio,
PC or low-frequency massage device.
e Keep the card key away from liquids. If it
gets wet, dry them immediately with a
soft cloth.
e Do not burn.
e Do not wash in the ultrasonic cleaner.
e If fuel, wax, or grease adhere to the card
key, wipe it off immediately to avoid
cracking or warping.
e Do not disassemble the card key other
than when changing a battery or to check
the ID number. Only the cover of the
card key can be disassembled. Do not
disassemble other parts.
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e Do not lose your card key. If you lose it,
you will need to replace the Honda smart
card key system unit.
We strongly recommend that you have
your Honda dealer make a spare card key
for you.
Your dealer will register the duplicate
card key and system.
Card key operation may be interrupted if
the card key is touched or covered by a
metallic object.
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The battery is drained any time the card
key receives radio waves. The battery in the
card key normally lasts about 2 years.
However, the battery will drain in a shorter
period if the card key continuously receives
strong radio waves. Always keep the card
key away from electric appliances such as a
TV or PC.
Switching the Honda Smart Card Key
System
Press the ON/OFF switch (1) for more
than one second to switch the card key
system ON or OFF,
To check the system status, lightly press
the ON/OFF switch. The indicator (2) will
show the status.
When the indicator is:
Green | ID authentication can be
operated
Red ID authentication can not
be operated (1) (2)
(1) ON/OFF switch
(2) Indicator
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Operating Range
Operating range when unlocked:
e system can be operated within the
shaded area shown in the illustration.
(1)
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SOS
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So SAS y
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(1) Operating range when unlocked
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Operating shutoff range when locked:
The system shutoff and locked when you
are outside of a 2.5 m radius from the
center of the wheelbase. |
The card key system uses low-intensity
radio waves, so the operating range can be
wider or narrower according to the
circumstances.
If the battery is dead or there are strong
radio waves or noise, the operating range
will be restricted or the system may not be
activated.
(1) Operating shutoff range when locked
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Honda Smart Card Key Indicator
When the ID is authenticated:
Push the ignition switch (1). When the ID
is authenticated, the Honda smart card key
indicator (2) lights and unlocks the ignition
switch. When you turn the ignition switch
ON, the Honda smart card key indicator will
go off in 2 seconds and the engine can be
started.
If the indicator does not go off, the engine
can not be started.
When the engine stop switch is in the
“ 5” (OFF) position and you turn the
ignition switch ON, the card key indicator
will not go off.
If any operation is not completed within 20
seconds after pushing the ignition switch in,
the card key indicator will go off and the
ignition switch will lock after the ignition
switch illumination (3) and all turn signals
flash twice.
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Approximately 20 seconds after turning the
ignition switch to OFF or LOCK from ON,
the card key indicator goes off, and the
ignition switch illumination and all turn
signals flash twice. The ignition switch is
then locked.
(2)
(1)
(1) Ignition switch
(2) Honda smart card key indicator
(3) Ignition switch illumination
When the battery is low:
When the battery is low, the Honda smart
card key indicator (1) flashes 5 times when
you turn the ignition switch ON.
See page 73 for the battery replacement.
When the battery of the Honda smart card
key is dead, see page 68 for instructions to
unlock the ignition switch.
(1)
(1) Honda smart card key indicator
Honda Smart Card Key has operating
roblems:
The Honda smart card key indicator flashes
if you lose the card key while riding, if the
battery is low, or if strong radio waves or
noise are affecting the system. However,
this does not affect the operation of your
scooter.
Turning the ignition switch OFF while the
Honda smart card key indicator is flashing,
locks the ignition switch.
If you do not have the card key, the ignition
switch can be unlocked by using the
mechanical key and the ID tag. See page
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To Unlock the Ignition Switch
Enter operating range with the Honda
smart card key (1).
1. With the engine stop switch in the “ () ”
(RUN) position, push the ignition switch
(2). If the ID authentication is done
properly, the Honda smart card key
indicator (3) on the meter lights.
2. Turn the ignition switch to ON position.
When the Honda smart card key system
does not work properly, see page 66 .
If someone without the card key tries to
turn the ignition switch, the ignition switch
rotates freely. If you notice the ignition
switch is in a different position, turn the
ignition switch to the original position (OFF
or LOCK) and then push the ignition switch
in.
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(1) (3)
ON OFF LOCK
(1) Honda smart card key
(2) Ignition switch
(3) Honda smart card key indicator
To Lock the Ignition Switch
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF or
LOCK position.
2. Leave the operating range with the
Honda smart card key (1). The ignition
switch illumination and all turn signals
flash twice and then the ignition switch
locks.
When the Honda smart card key system
does not work properly, see page 66 .
(1) Honda smart card key
(1)
When you leave your scooter in a restaurant
or a gas station, lock the steering and take
the Honda smart card key (1) with you.
Make sure the all turn signals flash twice at
this time.
(1) Honda smart card key
Anybody can unlock the ignition switch and
start the engine if your card key is within
operating range of your scooter, even if you
are on the other side of a wall or window. If
you are away from your scooter but your
card key is still within operating range, turn
off the Honda smart card key system. See
page 57 for Switching Honda Smart Card
Key System.
You should always keep the Honda smart
card key on your person.
Anyone in possession of the card key can
start the engine and unlock the ignition
switch, front seat lock and console box lock
if the card key is within operating range.
e If you leave your scooter with the ignition
switch in the OFF position, the steering
cannot be locked.
e If the ignition switch is in ON position,
the ignition switch cannot be locked.
e If the battery is low or there are strong
radio waves or noise, the operating range
will be restricted or the system may not
be activated.
e If any operation is not completed within
20 seconds after pushing the ignition
switch in, the Honda smart card key
indicator will go off and lock the ignition
switch after the ignition switch
illumination and all turn signals flash
twice.
e Approximately 20 seconds after turning
the ignition switch to OFF or LOCK from
ON, the Honda smart card key indicator
goes off, and the ignition switch
illumination and all turn signals flash
twice. Then the ignition switch will be
locked.
e If the Honda smart card key is OFF, the
Honda smart card key system cannot be
activated even within the operating range.
When the Honda Smart Card Key
System Does Not Work Properly
When the Honda smart card key system
does not work properly, perform the
following:
Honda Smart Card Key System is OFF:
Turn the Honda smart card key system ON.
See page 57 for switching the Honda smart
card key system.
When turning the ignition switch to ON, the
Honda smart card key indicator flashes five
times:
Replace the battery. See page 73 for
replacing battery.
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Used in an area surrounded by strong radio
waves or noise:
There may be an interruption of operating.
The Honda smart card key system uses low-
intensity radio waves. The Honda smart
card key system may not work properly in
the following environments:
e There is strong electrical current nearby.
e You carry a cell phone, a laptop computer,
or other electrical device.
e The card key is touching or covered by
metal.
No battery inside or the battery is not
placed properly:
Check the battery. See page 73 .
Authorized card key is not used:
The Honda smart card key system cannot
be activated without an authorized card key.
Use the authorized card key.
Broken card key is used:
See page 55 . If you use a broken card key,
the Honda smart card key system cannot be
activated. Use the spare card key.
The battery in your scooter is weak or low:
This may cause interruption of operating.
See your Honda dealer.
If the Honda smart card key system cannot
be activated due to other causes, see your
Honda dealer.
To unlock the front seat lock and console
box lock using a mechanical key, see page
91.
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Unlock the Ignition Switch For an
Emergency
Set up:
1. Use the mechanical key to open the front
seat (page 93 ) and remove the mat.
2. Remove the battery cover (page 162 ).
3. Pull out the yellow connector (1) and
release the tab while lifting the hook (2).
Remove the yellow dummy connector (3).
4. Connect the EM connector (4) in the tool
kit to the connector.
5, Check the ID number (5) which is on the
ID tag (6) or the inside of the Honda
smart card key (7).
To check the ID number which is inside of
the card key, see page 74 .
(1) Connector (3) Dummy connector
(yellow) (yellow)
(2) Hook (4) EM connector
(6)
(5) ID number
(6) ID tag
(7) Honda smart card key
Input:
Example: ID number [012345]
Press the seat lock release button (1)
desired number times and then press the
ignition switch (2) once to fix.
1. Press the ignition switch. Ignition switch
illumination lights blue. Enter the ID
number input mode.
e If the ignition switch illumination (3)
does not light blue, the battery may be
low. See your Honda dealer.
3)
(3) Ignition switch illumination
2. Press the ignition switch once without
pressing the seat lock release button.
This operation indicates “0”.
(2)
О
д
(2) Ignition switch
3. Press the seat lock release button once
and press the ignition switch once. This
operation indicates “1”.
[ [012345]
(1) Seat lock release button
4. Press the seat lock release button twice
and press the ignition switch once. This
operation indicates “2”.
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[] [012345] |
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5. Press the seat lock release button 3 times
and press the ignition switch once. This
operation indicates “3”.
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О [612345] |
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6. Input the remaining numbers by
following the procedure mentioned above.
Unlock the ignition switch when the ID
number is checked through. You can
start the engine.
e When unlocking in ID number input
mode, you can turn the ignition switch
only one time.
7. Be sure to remove the EM connector and
return the dummy connector.
If the ID number is not checked through,
the ignition switch illumination does not
flash blue and the ignition switch can not be
unlocked.
Pull out the EM connector and reconnect it
to the connector. Follow the procedure
again.
e Do not connect the EM connector except
when unlocking in the ID number input
mode.
e In case of emergency, store the removed
EM connector in the tool kit.
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When the Honda Smart Card Key
Indicator Flashes
The Honda Smart Card Key indicator (1)
flashes if the card key is lost while riding, if
the battery is low, or because the system is
affected by strong radio waves or noise.
However, this does not affect the operation
of your scooter.
With the scooter parked, turn the ignition
switch (2) to OFF or LOCK while the
Honda smart card key indicator is flashing.
This locks the ignition switch.
(2)
(1) Honda smart card key indicator
(2) Ignition switch
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Replacing the Honda Smart Card Key
Battery
When the Honda smart card key indicator
(1) flashes 5 times or the operating range
becomes unstable, replace the battery.
Battery type: CR2032
(1) Honda smart card key indicator
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To replace the battery:
1. Win the ON/OFF switch facing down,
remove the side facing you while keeping
hold of the main body.
2. Dismantle by inserting a coin or a flat
head screwdriver covered with a
protective cloth (1) into the slit on the
right side of the card key body.
3. Replace the old battery with a new
battery with the + side facing up.
4. Snap the two halves of the card key body
back together.
(1) Protective cloth
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e Avoid damage to the Honda smart card
key body by using a protective cloth.
e Place the battery properly with the +
side up.
e Do not touch the circuit or terminal. This
may cause problems.
e Be careful to avoid scratching the
waterproof covering or allowing dust to
enter.
e Do not forcibly replace the battery.
EC Directives
This Honda smart card key system
complies with the R & TTE (Radio
equipment and telecommunications
terminal equipment and the mutual
recognition of their conformity) Directive.
CE
The declaration of conformity to R & TTE
Directive is provided to the owner at the
time of purchase. The declaration of
conformity should be kept in a safe place. If
the declaration of conformity is lost (or if it
was not provided), contact your Honda
dealer.
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IGNITION SWITCH
Operate the ignition switch (1) to
activate the switch and the intermittence
of electric circuit.
The headlight and taillights will come on
whenever you turn the ignition switch
ON. If your scooter is stopped with the
ignition switch ON and the engine is not
running, the headlight and taillights will
still be on, resulting in battery discharge.
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ON
OFF
LOCK
(1) Ignition switch
cannot
RIGHT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS
Engine Stop Switch
The engine stop switch (1) is next to the
throttle grip. When the switch is in the
(D (RUN) position, the engine will operate.
When the switch is in the 53 (OFF)
position, the engine will not operate. This
switch is intended primarily as a safety or
emergency switch and should normally
remain in the () (RUN) position.
If your scooter is stopped with the ignition
switch ON and the engine stop switch
4 (OFF), the headlight and taillight will
still be on, resulting in battery discharge.
(1) Engine stop switch
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Start Button
The start button (1) is below the engine
stop switch (2).
When the start button is pressed, the
starter motor cranks the engine. If the
engine stop switch is in the I (OFF)
position, the starter motor will not operate.
See page 109 for the starting procedure.
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(1) Start button
(2) Engine stop switch
(2)
Mode Shift Switch (NSS250EX)
To shift between the automatic shift mode
and 6-speed manual mode, press the mode
shift switch (3).
(3) Mode shift switch
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LEFT HANDLEBAR CONTROLS
Headlight Dimmer Switch (1)
Push the dimmer switch to =D (HD to
select high beam or to ¿D (LO) to select
low beam.
Passing Light Control Switch (2)
When this switch is pressed, the headlight
flashes on to signal approaching cars or
when passing.
Turn Signal Switch (3)
Move to € (L) to signal a left turn,
> (R) to signal a right turn. Press to turn
signal off.
Horn Button (4)
Press the button to sound the horn.
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< NSS250X >
(2)
(1) Headlight dimmer switch
(2) Passing light control switch
(3) Turn signal switch
(4) Horn button
Shift Switch (5) (NSS250EX)
When the Automatic Shift Mode is selected:
Press the shift switch to select the D mode
or S mode.
When the 6-speed Manual Mode is selected:
Press the shift switch to shift the gear
between 1st and 6th.
Shift switch (+) (6):
e Automatic shift mode: select the D mode.
e 6-speed manual mode: shift up.
Shift switch (—) (7):
e Automatic shift mode: select the S mode.
e 6-speed manual mode: shift down.
(6)
(7)
(5) Shift switch
(6) Shift switch (+)
(7) Shift switch (—)
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Honda S MATIC SYSTEM (NSS250EX)
Honda S Matic System
Honda S matic is a computerized control
system with two selectable modes,
automatic shift mode and 6-speed manual
mode.
Automatic shift mode has two options; D
mode and S mode.
Automatic Shift Mode:
In this mode you can shift automatically
between low speed and high speed
depending on the throttle opening and the
vehicle speed. D mode and S mode can be
selected.
D Mode:
Select for normal riding and fuel efficient
riding.
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S Mode:
Select for you need driving force (when you
are going up a steep hill, or stop-and-go
riding or riding with a passenger).
Enable for powerful riding.
6-speed Manual Mode:
In this mode, the rider can shift up and
down manually in six-stages with the use of
the shift switch. For sporty riding.
Switching Between Automatic Shift
Mode and 6-speed Manual Mode
Switching Automatic Shift Mode to 6-speed
Manual Mode:
Press the mode shift switch (1) once. The
M mode indicator (2) lights and “M” icon
mark (3) appears on the multi-function
display. The current fuel consumption
meter changes to the shift indicator (4) and
shows gear position. When switching
automatic shift mode to 6-speed manual
mode, the gear is switched to the suitable
position.
e The current fuel consumption meter is
not displayed in the 6-speed manual mode.
(1) Mode shift switch
(2) M mode indicator
(3) “M” icon mark
(4) Shift indicator
Switching 6-speed Manual Mode to
Automatic Shift Mode:
Press the mode shift switch (1) once. The
D mode indicator (2) lights. Switches the
shift indicator to the current fuel
consumption meter (3) and shows the
instant fuel consumption.
When switching 6-speed manual mode to
automatic shift mode, the D mode is always
selected.
e When turning the ignition switch ON, the
D mode is always selected.
e When switching the engine stop switch
from “ 8% ” (OFF) to “ ()” (RUN)
while the ignition switch is ON, the D
mode is always selected.
e If you press and hold the mode switch,
the sequential mode switching can not be
done.
e When switching automatic shift mode to
6-speed manual mode, the engine rev will
fluctuate for selecting the suitable gear
g Position for the speed.
(1) Mode shift switch
(2) D mode indicator
(3) Current fuel consumption meter
Switching D Mode and S Mode When
the Automatic Shift Mode Is Selected
Press the shift switch (1) to change the D
mode and the S mode while the automatic
shift mode is selected.
Switching D mode to S mode:
Press the shift switch (—) (2) to switch to
S mode and the S mode indicator (3) lights.
Switching S mode to D mode:
Press the shift switch (+) (4) to switch to
D mode and the D mode indicator (5) lights.
(1) Shift switch
(2) Shift switch (—)
(3) S mode indicator
(4) Shift switch (+)
(5 D mode indicator
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H There Is a Failure In Honda S Matic
If switching D mode and S mode cannot be
done in the automatic shift mode or shifting
cannot be done in the 6-speed manual mode,
“F” lights or flashes on the multi-function
display (1) to indicate a failure in Honda S
matic. See your Honda dealer as soon as
possible.
e Due to the location of a fault, traveling
will be restricted to an equivalent of D
mode or manual 1st speed. It will not be
possible to travel at the usual riding speed.
(1) Multi-function display
FEATURES
(Not required for operation)
STEERING LOCK
To lock the steering, turn the handlebar all
the way to the left, turn the ignition switch
(1) to LOCK while pushing in.
The ignition switch will lock when leaving
with Honda smart card key from the
operating range. All of the turn signals flash
twice to help you to know it was locked.
To unlock the steering, turn the ignition
switch to OFF while pushing in, when the
Honda smart card key system is working.
Do not turn the ignition switch to LOCK
while riding the scooter; loss of vehicle
control will result.
(1) Ignition switch
(A) Pushin
(B) Turn to LOCK
(C) Turn to OFF
MECHANICAL KEY
This scooter has two mechanical keys.
Use the mechanical key to unlock the front
seat lock and the console box without using
a card key when the card key is lost, the
battery is dead or doing maintenance. In
case the battery runs flat or the card key is
lost, take along the mechanical key (1) and
ID tag (see page 68 ) separately.
See your Honda dealer when the
mechanical key is lost.
e Mechanical key does not have the
functions of Honda smart card key
system.
e Do not store the mechanical key in the
center compartment or the console box.
The mechanical key is used to unlock the
ignition switch for an emergency (page
90
(1) Mechanical key
(1)
To unlock the front seat lock and the
console box:
1. Open the retractable box (1) (page 99 ).
2. Insert the mechanical key (2) into the
key cylinder (3) and turn it clockwise.
The front seat lock and the console box
will unlock at the same time.
Make sure the front seat lock and console
box are securely locked before riding.
(1) Retractable box
(2) Mechanical key
(3) Key cylinder
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PARKING BRAKE
The scooter is equipped with a parking
brake.
To apply the parking brake:
Pull in the parking brake lever (1) to lock
the rear wheel.
To release the parking brake:
Release the parking brake lever (1) while
lightly pulling in the lever.
Before riding, check that the parking brake
indicator is turned OFF and make sure that
the rear brake is fully released so there is
no drag on the rear wheel.
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(1) Parking brake lever
SEAT
Front seat
If the ignition switch is ON position, front
seat will not open.
The seat lock release button (1) below the
ignition switch. Make sure Honda smart
card key is ON (page 57) and enter
operating range with card key.
To lift the front seat (2), press the seat lock
release button while the ignition switch is in
the OFF or LOCK position. Pull up the front
seat.
To lock the front seat, lower and push down
on it until it locks.
Make sure the front seat is closed securely.
If not closed, the trunk light will remain lit if
the trunk light switchis | (ON), resulting
in battery discharge.
Do not place luggage or clothing near the
seat catch (3). It could make the seat
difficult to open if it gets caught between
the seat hook and catch while closing the
seat.
Do not put the card key, mechanical key
and ID tag in the center compartment.
The card key, mechanical key or ID tag may
be locked in the compartment and the card
key system may not be activated.
(2)
(1) 0)
(1) Seat lock release button
(2) Front seat
(3) Seat catch
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Rear seat
To remove the rear seat (1), open the front
seat (page 93 ). Unlock the prongs (2)
from grommets (3), and pull the rear seat
forward and up.
To install the rear seat, align the recesses
(4) with the tabs (5). Push the prongs into
grommets.
Do not put the card key, mechanical key
and ID tag under the rear seat.
The card key, mechanical key or ID tag may
be locked in the compartment and the card
key system may not be activated.
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(2)
(1)
(3)
(5)
(1) Rear seat (4) Recesses
(2) Prongs (5) Tabs
(3) Grommets
HELMET HOLDER
The helmet holder eliminates the need for
carrying your helmet after parking.
Open the front seat (page 93 ). |
Hang the helmets on the holder hooks (1).
Close the front seat and lock it securely.
e AWARNING
Riding with a helmet attached to the
holder can interfere with the rear wheel
or suspension and could cause a
crash in which you can be seriously
hurt or killed.
Use the helmet holder only while
parked. Do not ride with a helmet
secured by the holder.
(1) Holder hooks
CENTER COMPARTMENT
The center compartment (1) is below the
seat. Opening and closing the seat:
See “SEAT” (page 93).
MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT:
10 kg (22 Ibs)
Never exceed the maximum weight limit;
handling and stability may be severely
affected. |
You can store the two helmets in the center
compartment.
Store helmets as shown in the following
illustration.
If you store helmets wrongly, they will
interfere with the front seat.
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(1) Center compartment
The center compartment may become
heated by the engine. Do not store food and
other articles which are flammable or
susceptible to heat damage in this
compartment.
Do not direct water under pressure against
the center compartment as water will be
forced into the compartment.
Some helmets may not be stored in the
compartment due to their size or design.
Make sure the front seat is closed securely.
If not closed, the trunk light will remain lit if
the trunk light switchis | (ON), resulting
in battery discharge.
Do not put the card key, mechanical key
and ID tag in the center compartment.
The card key, mechanical key or ID tag may
be locked inside and the card key system
may not be activated.
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DOCUMENT BAG
The document bag (1) is in the document
compartment (2) under the rear seat (page
This owner's manual and other documents
should be stored in the document bag.
When washing your scooter, be careful not
to flood this area with water.
Do not put the card key, mechanical key
and ID tag under the rear seat.
(2)
(1) Document bag
(2) Document compartment
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TRUNK LIGHT
The trunk light (1) will be turned ON
automatically when the front seat is opened.
It is kept ON as long as the front seat is
opened regardless of the position of the
ignition switch.
The trunk light can be cancelled if the trunk
light switch is at O (OFF) position, either
seat is open.
(1)
RETRACTABLE BOX
There is a retractable box (1) below the
right side of the handlebar.
The maximum allowable load in the
retractable box and console box shall be no
more than
1.5 kg (3.3 Ibs).
Do not open the retractable box while riding
the scooter. |
To open:
= Paie knob (2) of retractable box cover
3).
To close:
e Press forward until it is firmly closed.
Do not put the card key, mechanical key
and ID tag in the retractable box.
The card key system may not be activated.
Make sure the retractable box cover is
closed before riding.
When washing your scooter be careful not
to flood this area with water.
Do not store valuables or fragile articles in
the retractable box.
(1) Retractable box
(2) Knob
(3) Retractable box cover
To remove:
I. Open the retractable box cover.
2. Remove the screws (3).
3. Pull out the retractable box.
(3)
(3) Screws
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CONSOLE BOX
There is a console box (1) below the left
side of the handlebar.
The maximum allowable load in the
retractable box and console box shall be no
more than
1.5 kg (3.3 Ibs).
Do not open the console box while riding
the scooter.
To open:
Make sure the Honda smart card key is ON
(page 57) and enter the operating range
with card key.
Push the console box release button (2).
The console box will come out.
Pull out the console box while pushing the
knob (3).
To close:
Press forward until it is firmly closed.
Do not put the card key, mechanical key
and ID tag in the console box.
The card key, mechanical key or ID tag may
be locked inside and the card key system
may not be activated.
Make sure the console box cover is closed
before riding.
When washing your scooter be careful not
to flood this area with water.
Do not store valuables or fragile articles in
the console box.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(1) Console box
(2) Console box release button
(3) Knob
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LEFT BODY COVER
Removal:
1. Remove the rear seat (page 94 ).
2. Remove the body cover skirt (page 103).
3. Remove the screw A (1), screw B (2)
and clip (3).
4. Release the tab A (4) and tab B (5).
5. Remove the hook A (6) from the side of
turn signal light case (7).
6. a the prongs A (8) from the slots
9).
7. Carefully remove the prongs B (10) from
the grommets (11) unhook the tab C (12).
8. Lift lightly the left body cover (13), and
remove it.
Installation:
e Installation can be done in the reverse
order of removal.
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(1) Screw A
(2) Screw B
3) Clip
(4) TabA
(5) TabB
(6) Hook A |
(7) Turn signal light case
(8) Prongs A
(9) Slots A
(10) Prongs B
(11) Grommets
(12) Tab C
(13) Left body cover
REAR BODY LOWER COVER
Removal:
I. Remove the left body cover (page 104 ).
2. Remove the screw (1) and remove the
hooks (2) from slots (3).
3. Remove the rear body lower cover (4).
Installation:
e Installation can be done in the reverse
order of removal.
(1) Screw
(2) Hooks
(3) Slots
(4) Rear body lower cover
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HEADLIGHT AIM VERTICAL
ADJUSTMENT
Vertical adjustment can be made by turning
the knob (1) in or out as necessary.
Obey local laws and regulations.
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(1)
(1) Knob
(A) Up
(B) Down
OPERATION
PRE-RIDE INSPECTION
For your safety, it is very important to take
a few moments before each ride to walk
around your scooter and check its condition.
If you detect any problem, be sure you take
care of it, or have it corrected by your
Honda dealer.
PEINE
Improperly maintaining this scooter or
failing to correct a problem before
riding can cause a crash in which you
can be seriously hurt or killed.
Always perform a pre-ride inspection
before every ride and correct any
problems.
1. Engine oil level—add engine oil if
required (page 46). Check for leaks.
2. Fuel level —fill fuel tank when necessary
(page 42). Check for leaks.
3. Coolant level —add coolant if required.
Check for leaks (pages 40 — 41).
4. Front and rear brakes— check operation;
make sure there is no brake fluid leakage
(pages 35 — 39).
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5. Tyres—check condition and pressure
(pages 47 — 52 ).
6. Throttle — check for smooth opening and
full closing in all steering positions.
7. Lights and horn—check that headlight,
stop/tail light, turn signals, indicators and
horn function properly.
8. Engine stop switch—check for proper
function (page 77).
9. Side stand ignition cut-off system — check
for proper function (page 157 ).
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STARTING THE ENGINE
Always follow the proper starting procedure
described below.
This scooter is equipped with a side stand
ignition cut-off system. The engine cannot
be started if the side stand is down. A
running engine will shut off if the side stand
is lowered.
To protect the catalytic converter in your
scooters exhaust system, avoid extending
idling and the use of leaded petrol.
Your scooter’s exhaust contains poisonous
carbon monoxide gas. High levels of carbon
monoxide can collect rapidly in enclosed
areas such as a garage. Do not run the
engine with the garage door closed. Even
with the door open, run the engine only
long enough to move your scooter out of
the garage.
Do not use the electric starter for more than
5 seconds at a time. Release the starter
button for approximately 10 seconds before
pressing it again.
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1. Place the scooter on its center stand.
2. Lock the rear wheel by applying the
parking brake lever (1).
TO EE
Contact with the spinning rear wheel
can cause you to be hurt.
Set the parking brake when the
Scooter is on its center stand.
(1) Parking brake lever
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3. Enter operating range with the Honda
smart card key.
4. Make sure that the engine stop switch is
at () (RUN).
5. Push the ignition switch (2) once and
turn to ON.
Confirm the following:
e The PGM-FI malfunction indicator lamp
(MIL) is OFF.
e € he Honda smart card key indicator is
Operating the engine with insufficient oil
pressure can cause serious engine damage.
(2)
(2) Ignition switch
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6. Squeeze the rear brake lever (3).
The electric starter will only work when
the rear brake lever is squeezed and the
side stand is up.
7. With the throttle completely closed, push
the start button (4).
The engine will not start if the throttle is
fully open (because the electronic control
module cuts off the fuel supply).
(3) Rear brake lever
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(4) Start button
8. Be sure to keep the throttle closed and
the parking brake locked while warming
up the engine. |
9. Allow the engine to warm up before
riding (See “RIDING”, page 116).
Do not “BLIP” the throttle (open and close
rapidly) as the scooter will move forward
suddenly.
Do not leave the scooter unattended while
the engine is warming up.
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Flooded Engine
If the engine fails to start after repeated
attempts, it may be flooded.
1. Leave the engine stop switch set to
2. Open throttle fully.
3. Press the starter button for 5 seconds.
4. Follow the normal starting procedure.
5. If the engine starts with unstable idle,
open the throttle slightly.
If the engine does not start, wait for 10
seconds, then follow steps 1—4 again.
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Ignition Cut Off
Your scooter is designed to automatically
stop the engine and fuel pump if the scooter
is over-turned (a banking sensor cuts off the
ignition system). Before restarting the
engine, you must turn the ignition switch to
the OFF position and then back to ON.
RUNNING-IN
Help assure your scooter’s future reliability
and performance by paying extra attention
to how you ride during the first 500 km (300
miles).
During this period, avoid full-throttle starts
and rapid acceleration.
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RIDING 1. Make sure the throttle is closed and
Review Scooter Safety (pages 1 — 9) the parking brake is locked before
before you ride. moving the scooter off the center stand.
Make sure flammable materials such as dry The rear wheel must be locked when
grass or leaves do not come in contact with moving the scooter off the center stand
the exhaust system when riding, idling, or or loss of control may result.
parking your scooter.
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2. Stand on the left side of the scooter 3. Mount the scooter from the left side
and push it forward and off the center keeping at least one foot on the ground to
stand. steady the scooter.
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4. Unlock the rear wheel by releasing the 5. Before starting off, indicate your
parking brake lever (1). direction with the turn signals, and check
for safe traffic conditions.
Grasp the handlebars firmly with both
hands.
Never attempt one-handed operation; loss
of vehicle control could result.
(1) Parking brake lever
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6. To accelerate, open the throttle (2)
gradually; the scooter will move forward.
Do not “BLIP” the throttle (open and
close rapidly) as the scooter will move
forward suddenly, causing possible loss CLOSE
of control.
7. To decelerate, close throttle.
(2)
(2) Throttle
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8. When slowing down the scooter,
coordination of the throttle (2) and front
and rear brakes (3) is most important.
Both front and rear brakes should be
applied together. Independent use of only
the front or rear brake reduces stopping
performance.
Excessive brake application may cause
either wheel to lock, reducing control of
the scooter.
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(2) Throttle
(3) Front and rear brakes
9. When approaching a corner or turn, 10. After completing the turn, open the
close the throttle (2) fully, and slow the throttle gradually to accelerate the
scooter down by applying both front (4) scooter.
and rear (5) brakes at the same time.
(2) Throttle (4) Front brake (5) Rear brake
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11. Riding with Honda S Matic (NSS250EX)
Automatic Shift Mode
In this mode you can shift automatically
depending on the throttle opening and Se
the vehicle speed. Within automatic shift [Th /] 0
mode D mode and S mode can be «2 N CA
selected. = \S
Operate the shift switch (1) on the left y Na „о E
handlebar control to change D mode and o e И
S mode depending on riding \ SNA 7
circumstances. EV
DA
When going up hill, switch to S mode to EZ
enable more powerful riding depending
on inclination of the rise. (1)
(1) Shift switch
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6-speed Manual Mode
In this mode you can manually shift
between 1st and 6th speed by operating the
shift switch.
When going up hill, switch to a lower gear
to enable more powerful riding depending
on inclination of the rise.
Upshifting sequence:
To upshift transmission, press the shift
switch (+) (1) once.
Shifting is not automatic in the 6-speed
manual mode. Shift up not to let the engine
rev enter the red zone.
Downshifting sequence:
To downshift transmission, press the shift
switch (—) (2) once.
When passing, shift down to get powerful
acceleration.
If your speed becomes too slow in the 6
speed manual mode, it shifts down
automatically.
(1) Shift switch (+) (2) Shift switch (—)
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Shifting Restriction:
If the system determines that the travel
device will be damaged or there will be over
revwing of the engine while shifting, the
shift indicator (1) flashes and shifting can
not be done.
e If you have any trouble shifting or hear a
noise, see your Honda dealer.
¢ When riding on a slippery road, shifting
down may cause slip.
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(1)
(1) Shift indicator
12. When descending a steep grade, close Avoid continuous use of the brakes, which
the throttle (2) fully and apply both may result in overheating and reduction of
brakes (3) to slow the scooter. braking efficiency.
(3)
(2) Throttle (3) Front and rear brakes
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13. When riding on wet or loose surfaces,
be especially cautious.
When riding in wet or rainy conditions or
on loose surfaces, the ability to maneuver
and stop will be reduced. For your safety:
e Exercise extreme caution when
braking, accelerating or turning.
e Ride at slower speeds and allow for
extra stopping distance.
e Keep the scooter as upright as possible.
e Use extreme caution when riding over
slippery surfaces such as railroad
tracks, iron plates, manhole covers,
painted lines, etc.
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PARKING |
1. After stopping the scooter turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position.
2. Use the center stand to support the
scooter while parked.
Park the scooter on firm, level ground to
prevent it from falling over.
If you must park on a slight incline, aim the
front of the scooter uphill to reduce the
possibility of rolling off the center stand or
overturning.
3. Lock the steering to help prevent theft
(page 89 ).
4. When you leave your scooter, take the
Honda smart card key with you. Make
sure all the turn signals flash twice at this
time.
The exhaust pipe and muffler become very
hot during operation and remain sufficiently
hot to inflict burns if touched even after
shutting off the engine.
Make sure flammable materials such as dry
grass or leaves do not come in contact with
the exhaust system when parking your
scooter.
HOW TO USE CENTER STAND
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ANTI-THEFT TIPS
1. Always lock the steering. This sounds
simple but people do forget.
2. Be sure the registration information for
your scooter is accurate and current.
3. Park your scooter in a locked garage
whenever possible.
4.Use an additional anti-theft device of
good quality.
5. Put your name, address, and phone
number in this Owner's Manual and keep
it on your scooter at all times.
Many times stolen scooters are identified
by information in the Owners Manuals
that are still with them.
NAME:
ADDRESS:
PHONE NO:
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LOCK STEERING
(1) Ignition switch (A) Push in
(B) Turn to LOCK
MAINTENANCE
THE IMPORTANCE OF
MAINTENANCE
A well-maintained scooter is essential for
safe, economical and trouble-free riding. It
will also help reduce air pollution.
To help you properly care for your scooter,
the following pages include a Maintenance
Schedule and a Maintenance Record for
regularly scheduled maintenance.
These instructions are based on the
assumption that the scooter will be used
exclusively for its designed purpose.
Sustained high speed operation or operation
in unusually wet or dusty conditions will
require more frequent service than
specified in the Maintenance Schedule.
Consult your Honda dealer for
recommendations applicable to your
individual needs and use.
If your scooter overturns or becomes
involved in a crash, be sure your Honda
dealer inspects all major parts, even if you
are able to make some repairs.
BENENNEN
Improperly maintaining this scooter or
failing to correct a problem before you
ride can cause a crash in which you
can be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the inspection and
maintenance recommendations and
schedules in this owner's manual.
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MAINTENANCE SAFETY
This section includes instructions on some
important maintenance tasks. You can
perform some of these tasks with the tools
provided — if you have basic mechanical
skills.
Other tasks that are more difficult and
require special tools are best performed by
professionals. Wheel removal should
normally be handled only by a Honda
technician or other qualified mechanic;
instructions are included in this manual only
to assist in emergency service.
Some of the most important safety
precautions follow. However, we cannot
warn you of every conceivable hazard that
can arise in performing maintenance. Only
you can decide whether or not you should
perform a given task.
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4 WARNING
Failure to properly follow maintenance
instructions and precautions can
cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the procedures and
precautions in this owners manual.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
e Make sure the engine and Honda smart
card key system are off before you begin
any maintenance or repairs. This will help
eliminate several potential hazards:
* Carbon monoxide poisoning from
engine exhaust.
Be sure there is adequate ventilation
whenever you operate the engine.
* Burns from hot parts.
Let the engine and exhaust system cool
before touching.
* Injury from moving parts.
Do not run the engine unless instructed
to do so.
e Read the instructions before you begin,
and make sure you have the tools and
skills required.
* To help prevent the scooter from falling
over, park it on a firm, level surface, using
the center stand to provide support.
* Be sure the rear brake lock is set before
running the engine while the scooter is
supported by the center stand. This will
prevent the rear wheel from spinning and
avoid the possibility of someone being
injured from contacting the wheel.
* To reduce the possibility of a fire or
explosion, be careful when working
around petrol or batteries. Use only
nonflammable solvent, not petrol, to clean
parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames
away from the battery and all fuel-related
parts.
Remember that your Honda dealer knows
your scooter best and is fuily equipped to
maintain and repair it.
To ensure the best quality and reliability,
use only new genuine Honda parts or their
equivalents for repair and replacement.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Perform the Preride Inspection (page 65 ) at each scheduled maintenance period.
I: INSPECT AND CLEAN, ADJUST, LUBRICATE OR REPLACE IF NECESSARY
C: CLEAN R:REPLACE A: ADJUST L: LUBRICATE
The following items require some mechanical knowledge. Certain items (particularly those marked * and * * ) may
require more technical information and tools. Consult your Honda dealer.
+ Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless the owner has proper tools and service data and is mechanically
qualified. Refer to the Official Honda Shop Manual.
++ In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
Honda recommends that your Honda dealer should road test your scooter after each periodic maintenance is carried
out.
NOTES: (1) At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
(2) Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
(3) Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.
(4) Inspect every 12,800 km (8,000 mi) after replacement.
(5) Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires
mechanical skill.
(6) Replace every 2 years. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
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ODOMETER READING [NOTE (1)]
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SERIAL NUMBERS
The frame and engine serial numbers are The frame number (1) is stamped on the
required when registering your scooter. right side of the frame body.
They may also be required by your dealer
when ordering replacement parts. The engine number (2) is stamped on the
Record the numbers here for your left side of the crankcase.
reference.
FRAME NO. ENGINE NO.
(2)
(1) Frame number (2) Engine number
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COLOUR LABEL
The colour label (1) is attached to the
center compartment (see page 96 ).
It is helpful when ordering replacement
parts. Record the colour and code here for
your reference.
COLOUR
CODE
(1) Colour label
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AIR CLEANER
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
The air cleaner should be serviced at
regular intervals (pagel33). Service more
frequently when riding in unusually wet or
dusty areas.
1. Remove the left body cover (page 104 ).
2. Remove the air cleaner cover (1) by
removing the screws A (2).
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(1) Air cleaner cover
(2) Screws A
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3. Remove the air cleaner (3) by removing
the screw B (4).
4. Discard the air cleaner.
5. Install a new air cleaner.
Use the Honda genuine air cleaner or an
equivalent air cleaner specified for your
model. Using the wrong Honda air
cleaner or a non-Honda air cleaner which
is not of equivalent quality may cause
premature engine wear or performance
problems.
6. Install the removed parts in the reverse
order of removal.
(3) Air cleaner
(4) Screw B
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BELT CASE AIR CLEANER
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
1. Place the scooter on its center stand.
2. Remove the left floor mat (1).
3. Lower the side stand.
4. Remove the left pillion step (2) by
removing the cap (3) and bolt A (4).
5. Carefully remove the left floor skirt (5)
by removing the clips (6), bolt B (7) and
screws (8).
(1) Floor mat (3) Cap
(2) Pillion step (4) Bolt À
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(5) Left floor skirt
(6) Clips
(7 Bolt B
(8) Screws
6. Remove the left front side cover (9) by
removing the bolts C (10).
7. Remove the left side outer cover (11) by
removing the bolt D (12).
8. Remove the air cleaner element cover
(13) by removing the bolts E (14).
9. Remove the air cleaner element (15).
10. Wash the air cleaner element in clean,
nonflammable or high flash point solvent
and let it dry thoroughly.
(10)
(12)
(9) Left front side cover
(10) Bolts C
(11) Left side outer cover
(12) Bolt D
(11)
Never use petrol or low flash point solvents
for cleaning the air cleaner. A fire or explo-
sion could result.
Allow the air cleaner element to dry
thoroughly before installation.
Do not apply oil to the air cleaner element;
damage to the drive belt will occur.
11. For installation, reverse the removal
procedure.
(13) Air cleaner element cover
(14) Bolts E
(15) Air cleaner element
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Clip removal and installation:
Installation
Removal (Slightly open the retaining pawls and then
®Press down on the centre pin to release push them out.
the lock. (@Insert the clip into the hole.
@Pull out the clip from the hole. (® Lightly press down on the centre pin to
lock the clip.
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CRANKCASE BREATHER
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
1. Remove the crankcase breather tube plug
(1) from the tube and drain deposits into
a suitable container.
2. Reinstall the crankcase breather tube
plug.
Service more frequently when riding in rain,
at full throttle, or after the scooter is
washed or overturned. Service if the deposit
level can be seen in the transparent section
of the drain tube.
(1) Crankcase breather tube plug
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ENGINE OIL
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
Oil Recommendation
API SG or higher except
classification oils labeled as
energy conserving
on the circular API
service label
Viscosity SAE 10W-30
JASO T 903 MB
standard
Suggested Oil
Honda “4 STROKE MOTORCYCLE
OIL” or equivalent.
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Your scooter does not need oil additives.
Use the recommended oil.
Do not use oils with graphite or
molybdenum additives. They may adversely
affect clutch operation.
Do not use API SH or higher oils displaying
a circular API “energy conserving” service
label on the container. They may affect
lubrication and clutch performance.
NOT RECOMMENDED
Do not use non-detergent, vegetable, or
castor based racing oils.
Viscosity:
Viscosity grade of engine oil should be
based on average atmospheric temperature
in your riding area. The following provides a
guide to the selection of the proper grade or
viscosity of oil to be used at various
atmospheric temperatures.
-30 20 10 0 10 ‚ 20 30 40 SOC
L | 1 1
-20
0
20 40 60 80 100 120°F
JASO T 903 standard
The JASO T 903 standard is an index for
engine oils for 4-stroke motorcycle engines.
There are two classes: MA and MB.
Oil conforming to the standard is labeled on
the oil container. For example, the following
label shows the MA classification.
PRODUCT MEETING JASO T 903
COMPANY GUARANTEEING THIS MA PERFORMANCE:
(1) Code number of the sales company
of the oil
(2) Oil classification
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Engine Oil
Engine oil quality is the chief factor
affecting engine service life. Change the
engine oil as specified in the maintenance
schedule (page133).
When running in very dusty conditions, oil
changes should be performed more
frequently than specified in the
maintenance schedule.
Please dispose of used engine oil in a
manner that is compatible with the
environment. We suggest you take it in a
sealed container to your local recycling
center or service station for reclamation. Do
not throw it in the trash or pour it on the
ground or down a drain.
Used engine oil may cause skin cancer if
repeatedly left in contact with the skin for
prolonged periods. Although this is unlikely
unless you handle used oil on a daily basis,
it is still advisable to thoroughly wash your
hands with soap and water as soon as possi-
ble after handling used oil.
H a torque wrench is not used for this
installation, see your Honda dealer as soon
as possible to verify proper assembly.
Change the engine oil with the engine at
normal operating temperature and the
scooter on its center stand to assure
complete and rapid draining.
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1.Place an oil drain pan under the
crankcase. Remove the oil filler cap/
dipstick, oil drain bolt (1) and sealing
washer (2).
2. Check that the sealing washer (2) on the
drain bolt is in good condition and install
the bolt. Replace the sealing washer
every other time the oil is changed, or
each time if necessary.
Oil Drain Bolt Torque:
25 №т (2.5 kgf-m , 18 Ibf-ft)
3. Fill the crankcase with the recommended
grade oil; approximately:
0.9 2 (1.0 US qt , 0.8 Imp at)
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4. Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick.
5. Start the engine and let it idle for 3—5
minutes.
6. Stop the engine and wait 2— 3 minutes.
Check that the oil level is at the upper
level mark on the oil filler cap/dipstick
with the scooter upright on firm, level
ground.
Make sure there are no oil leaks.
(1) (2)
(1) Oil drain bolt (2) Sealing washer
ENGINE OIL STRAINER SCREEN 3. Wash the screen in clean solvent. Make
1. To drain the oil, remove the oil filler cap/ sure the sealing rubber and O-ring are in
dipstick and oil drain bolt and sealing good condition. Install the screen, spring
washer (page 148). and cap.
2. Remove the oil strainer screen cap (1), Oil Strainer Screen Cap Torque:
pring (2) oil strainer screen (3) and O- 15 N-m (1.5 kgf-m , 11 Ibf-ft)
ring (4).
(4) @ 8
(1) Oil strainer screen cap (2) Spring (4) O-ring
(3) Strainer screen
2. Disconnect the spark plug cap (3) from
the spark plug.
3. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug
ase.
Remove the spark plug using the spark
plug wrench furnished in the tool kit.
(3)
(3) Spark plug cap
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4. Inspect the electrodes and center
porcelain for deposits, erosion or carbon
fouling. If the erosion or deposit is heavy,
replace the plug. Clean a carbon or wet-
fouled plug with a plug cleaner, otherwise
use a wire brush.
5. Check the spark plug gap (4 ) using a
wire-type feeler gauge. If adjustment is
necessary, bend the side electrode (5)
carefully.
The gap should be:
0.80—0.90 mm (0.031—0.035 in)
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(4) —_— 5
(4) Spark plug gap (5) Side electrode
6. With the plug washer attached, thread
the spark plug in by hand to prevent
cross-threading.
7. Tighten the spark plug:
e If the old plug is good:
1/8 tum after it seats.
e Tf installing a new plug, tighten it twice
to prevent loosening:
a) First, tighten the plug:
NGK: 3/4 turn after it seats.
DENSO: 1/2 turn after it seats.
b) Then loosen the plug.
c) Next, tighten the plug again:
1/8 turn after it seats.
Improperly tightened spark plug can
damage the engine. If a plug is too loose, a
piston may be damaged. If a plug is too tight,
the threads may be damaged.
8. Reinstall the spark plug cap.
9. Install the remaining parts in the reverse
order of removal.
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THROTTLE OPERATION
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
1. Check for smooth rotation of the throttle
grip from the fully open to the fully
closed position at both full steering
positions.
2. Measure the throttle grip freeplay at the
throttle grip flange.
The standard freeplay should be
approximately:
2—6 тт (0.1—0.2 1п)
To adjust the freeplay, slide the throttle
cable boot (1), then loosen the lock nut (2)
and turn the adjuster (3).
After adjustment, tighten the lock nut and
return the throttle cable boot securely.
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(1) Throttle cable boot
(2) Lock nut
(3) Adjuster
COOLANT
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
Coolant Replacement
Coolant should be replaced by a Honda
dealer, unless the owner has proper tools
and service data and is mechanically
qualified. Refer to an official Honda Shop
Manual.
Always add coolant to the reserve tank. Do
not attempt to add coolant by removing the
radiator cap.
AWARNING
Removing the radiator cap while the
engine is hot can cause the coolant to
spray out, seriously scalding you.
Always let the engine and radiator cool
down before removing the radiator cap.
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FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION
INSPECTION
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
1. Check the fork assembly by locking the
front brake and pumping the fork up and
down vigorously. Suspension action
should be smooth and there must be no
oil leakage.
2. Swingarm bearings should be checked by
pushing hard against the side of the rear
wheel while the scooter is on the center
stand. Free play indicates worn bearings.
3. Carefully inspect all front and rear
suspension fasteners for tightness.
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SIDE STAND
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
Perform the following maintenance in
accordance with the maintenance schedule.
Functional Check: |
e Check the spring (1) for damage or loss
of tension and the side stand assembly
for freedom of movement.
e Check the side stand ignition cut-off
system:
1. Place the scooter on its center stand.
2. Put the side stand up and start the
engine.
3. Lower the side stand. The engine
should stop as you put the side stand
down.
If the side stand system does not operate as
described, see your Honda dealer for
service.
(1) Side stand spring
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BRAKE PAD WEAR
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131. (FRONT BRAKE»
Brake pad wear depends upon the severity
of usage, the type of riding, and road
conditions. (Generally, the pads will wear
faster on wet and dirty roads.)
Inspect the pads at each regular
maintenance interval (page 134).
Front Brake
Check the cutout (1) in each pad.
If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace
both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer
for this service.
(1)
(1) Cutouts
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Rear Brake
Check the cutout (2) in each pad.
If either pad is worn to the cutout, replace
both pads as a set. See your Honda dealer
for this service.
(2) Cutouts
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BRAKE LOCK OPERATION
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
Parking Brake Inspection:
Stop the engine and push your scooter |
while fully pulling the parking brake lever to
check the efficacy of the parking brake. À
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(1)
(1) Parking brake lever
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BATTERY
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131. A WARNING
It is not necessary to check the battery |
electrolyte level or add distilled water as the The battery gives off explosive
battery is a maintenance-free (sealed) type. hydrogen gas during normal operation.
If your battery seems weak and/or is
leaking electrolyte (causing hard starting or A spark or flame can cause the battery
other electrical troubles), contact your to explode with enough force to kill or
Honda dealer. seriously hurt you.
Wear protective clothing and a face
NOTICE shield, or have a skilled mechanic do
Your battery is a maintenance-free type and the battery maintenance.
can be permanently damaged if the cap strip
is removed.
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Battery Removal
The battery (1) is in the battery box below
the seat.
1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
2. Open the front seat (page 93) and remove
the mat (page 135).
3. Remove the screw (2) and battery cover
* To remove the battery cover, pull the
front of the battery cover until it touches
the upper side of center compartment (4)
while holding the rear end of the battery
cover up. Pull out the battery cover
backward. Be careful not to pull the rear
end of the battery cover up too much.
4. Remove the screws (5) and battery band
6).
5. Disconnect the negative (—) terminal
lead (7) from the battery first, then
disconnect the positive (+) terminal lead
(1) Battery
(2) Screw
(3) Battery cover
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(4) Center compartment
(5) Screws
(6) Battery band
6. Pull out the battery from the battery box
using the tape (9).
(7) Negative (—) terminal lead
(8) Positive (+) terminal lead
(9) Tape
FUSE REPLACEMENT
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
When frequent fuse failure occurs, it
usually indicates a short circuit or an
overload in the electrical system. See your
Honda dealer for repair.
Never use a fuse with a different rating
from that specified. Serious damage to the
electrical system or a fire may result,
causing a dangerous loss of lights or engine
power.
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Fuse Box:
The fuse boxes are located under the seat.
The specified fuses are:
10 А, 15 А, 20 А ...NSS250X
10 А, 15 А, 20 А, 30 А...№5250ЕХ
1. Open the front seat (page 93) and remove
the mat (pagel35).
2. Remove the battery cover (page 162).
3. Open the fuse box covers (1).
4. Pull out the old fuse and install a new fuse.
The spare fuses (2) are located in the
fuse box.
5. Close the fuse box covers and reinstall
the remaining parts in the reverse order
of removal.
(1) Fuse box covers
(2) Spare fuses
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Main Fuse:
The main fuse A (1) and B (2), located
near the battery below the seat.
The specified fuses are:
Main fuse A: 40 A
Main fuse B: 30 A
1. Open the front seat (page 93) and remove
the mat (page135).
2. Remove the battery cover (page 162).
Main Fuse A:
e Open the fuse box cover (3).
e Pull out the old fuse and install a spare
main fuse A (4).
ain Fuse B:
¢ Disconnect the wire connector ( 5) of
the starter magnetic switch.
e Pull out the old fuse and install a spare
main fuse B (6).
Install the remaining parts in the reverse
order of removal.
(1) (4)
(1) Main fuse A (4) Spare main fuse A
(2) Main fuse B (5) Connector
(3) Fuse box cover (6) Spare main fuse B
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Refer to the Safety Precautions on page 131.
The light bulb becomes very hot while the
light is ON, and remains hot for a while
after it is turned OFF. Be sure to let it cool
down before servicing.
Do not put finger prints on the headlight
bulb, as they may create hot spots on the
bulb and cause it to break.
Wear clean gloves while replacing the bulb.
If you touch the bulb with your bare hands,
clean it with a cloth moistened with alcohol
to prevent its early failure.
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e Be sure to turn the ignition switch OFF
when replacing the bulb.
e Do not use bulbs other than those
specified.
e After installing a new bulb, check that the
light operates properly.
Headlight Bulb
Left headlight:
e Remove the console box (page102).
e Remove the maintenance lid (1) by
removing the screw (2).
Ri gut head ght
¢ Remove the retractable box (page 100).
(1) Maintenance Lid
(2) Screw
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1. Pull off the socket (4) without turning.
2. Remove the dust cover (5).
3. Remove the bulb (6) while pressing
down on the pin (7).
4. Pull out the bulb (6) without turning.
5. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of
removal.
e Install the dust cover with its arrow
mark (8) facing up.
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(5)
(4) Socket (7) Pin
(5) Dust cover (8) Arrow mark
(6) Bulb
Position Light Bulb
Left position light; 1. Turn the socket (3) counterclockwise,
e Kemove the console box (page 102). then pull it out.
o Remove the maintenance lid (1) by 2. Pull out the bulb (4) without turning.
removing the screw (2). 3. Install а new bulb in the reverse order of
remov
Right position light:
e Remove the retractable box (page 100).
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Stop/Tail Light Bulb
1. remove the rear body lower cover (page
105).
2. Turn the socket (1) approximately 45°
counterclockwise, then pull it out toward
you.
3. Pull out the bulb (2) without turning.
4. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of
removal.
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(1) Socket
(2) Bulb
Front Turn Signal Bulb
1. Кетоуе the socket (1) turn it
foynterclockwise and pull out the bulb
2).
2. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of
removal.
(1) Socket
(2) Bulb
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Rear Turn Signal Bulb
1. remove the rear body lower cover (page
105).
2. Turn the socket (1) approximately 45°
counterclockwise, then pull it out toward
you.
3. Pull out the bulb (2) without turning.
4. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of
removal.
(1) Socket
(2) Bulb
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License Light Bulb
1. Remove the body cover skirt (page 103).
2. Remove the screws A (1) and license
light cover (2).
3. Remove the license light lens (3) by
removing the screws B (4).
4. Pull out the bulb (5) without turning.
5. Install a new bulb in the reverse order of
removal.
(1)
(1) Screws A
(2) License light cover
(3) License light lens
(4) Screws B
(5) Bulb
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CLEANING
Clean your scooter regularly to protect the
surface finishes and inspect for damage,
wear, and oil, coolant or brake fluid leakage.
Avoid cleaning products that are not
specifically designed for scooter or
automobile surfaces.
They may contain harsh detergents or
chemical solvents that could damage the
metal, paint, and plastic on your scooter.
If your scooter is still warm from recent
operation, give the engine and exhaust
system time to cool off.
We recommend avoiding the use of high
pressure water spray (typical in coin-
operated car washes).
High pressure water (or air) can damage
certain parts of the scooter.
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Washing the scooter
1. Rinse the scooter thoroughly with cool
water to remove loose dirt.
2. Clean the scooter with a sponge or soft
cloth using cool water.
Avoid directing water to muffler outlets
and electrical parts.
3. Clean the plastic parts using a cloth or
sponge dampened with a solution of mild
detergent and water. Rub the soiled area
gently rinsing it frequently with fresh
water.
Take care to keep brake fluid or chemical
solvents off the scooter.
They will damage the plastic and painted
surfaces.
The inside of the headlight lens may be
clouded immediately after washing the
scooter. Moisture condensation inside the
headlight lens will disappear gradually by
lighting the headlight in high beam. Run the
engine while keeping the headlight on.
4. After cleaning, rinse the scooter
thoroughly with plenty of clean water.
Strong detergent residue can corrode
alloy parts.
5. Dry the scooter, start the engine and let it
run for several minutes.
6. Test the brakes before riding the scooter.
Several applications may be necessary to
restore normal braking performance.
Braking efficiency may be temporarily
impaired immediately after washing the
scooter.
Anticipate longer stopping distance to avoid
a possible accident.
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Finishing Touches
After washing your scooter, consider using
a commercially-available spray cleaner/
polish or quality liquid or paste wax to finish
the job. Use only a non-abrasive polish or
wax made specifically for motorcycles or
automobiles. Apply the polish or wax
according to the instructions on the
container.
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Removing Road Salt
The salt contained in the road surface
freezing prevention medicine which a road
was sprayed with in winter, and the
seawater becomes the cause which rust
occurs in.
Wash your scooter by the following point
after it runs through such a place.
1. Coan the scooter using cool water (page
174).
Do not use warm water.
This worsens the effect of the salt.
2. Dry the scooter and the surface of the
metal is protected with the wax.
Painted Aluminum Wheel Maintenance
Aluminum may corrode from contact with
dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean the wheels
after riding through any of these
substances. Use a wet sponge and mild
detergent. Avoid stiff brushes, steel wool, or
cleaners containing abrasives or chemical
compounds.
After washing, rinse with plenty of water
and dry with a clean cloth.
Exhaust Pipe Maintenance
The exhaust pipe is stainless steel but may
become stained by oil or mud. If necessary,
remove heat stains with a liquid kitchen
abrasive.
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STORAGE GUIDE
Extended storage, such as for winter,
requires that you take certain steps to
reduce the effects of deterioration from
non-use of the scooter. In addition,
necessary repairs should be made BEFORE
storing the scooter; otherwise, these repairs
may be forgotten by the time the scooter is
removed from storage.
STORAGE
1. Change the engine oil and filter.
2. Make sure the cooling system is filled
with a 50/50 % antifreeze solution.
3. Empty the fuel tank into an approved
petrol container using a commer
available hand siphon or an equivalent
method. Spray the inside of the tank with
an aerosol rust-inhibiting oil.
Reinstall the fuel fill cap on the tank.
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Petrol is highly flammable and
explosive. You can be bummed or
seriously injured when handling fuel.
e Stop the engine and keep heat,
sparks, and flame away.
e Refuel only outdoors.
e Wipe up spills immediately.
4.To prevent rusting in the cylinder,
perform the following:
e Remove the spark plug cap from the
spark plug. Using tape or string, secure
the cap to any convenient plastic body
part so that it is positioned away from
the spark plug.
e Remove the spark plug from the
engine. Do not connect the spark plug
to the spark plug cap.
® Pour a tablespoon (15—20 cm3) of
clean engine oil into the cylinder and
cover the spark plug hole with a piece
of cloth.
e Crank the engine several times to
distribute the oil.
* Reinstall the spark plug and spark plug
cap.
5. Remove the battery. Store in an area
protected from freezing temperatures
and direct sunlight.
Slow charge the battery once a month.
6. Wash and dry the scooter. Wax all
painted surfaces. Coat chrome with
rustinhibiting oil.
7. Inflate the tyres to their recommended
pressures. Place the scooter on blocks to
raise both tyres off the ground.
8. Cover the scooter (don't use plastic or
other coated materials) and store in an
unheated area, free of dampness with a
minimum of daily temperature variation.
Do not store the scooter in direct sunlight.
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REMOVAL FROM STORAGE
1. Uncover and clean the scooter.
2. Change the engine oil if more than 4
months have passed since the start of
storage.
3. Charge the battery as required. Install the
battery.
4. Drain any excess aerosol rust-inhibiting
oil from the fuel tank. Fill the fuel tank
with fresh petrol.
5. Perform all Preride Inspection checks
(page 107).
Test ride the scooter at low speeds in a
safe riding area away from traffic.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Wheelbase
WEIGHT
Dry weight
CAPACITIES
Engine oil After draining
After draining and
oil filter change
After disassembly
Transmission oil
After draining
After disassembly
Fuel tank
Cooling system capacity
Passenger capacity
Maximum weight capacity
2,165 mm (85.2 in)
760 mm (29.9 in) ...NSS250X
755 mm (29.7 in) ...NSS250EX
1,180 mm (46.5 in)
1,545 mm (60.8 in)
175.0 kg (385.8 Ibs) ...NSS250X
183.0 kg (403.4 Ibs) ...NSS250EX
0.92 (1.0US gt, 0.8 Imp qt)
0.9 2 (1.0 US gt , 0.8 Imp at)
1.12 (1.2 US gt, 1.0 Imp qt)
0.18 2 (0.19 US gt, 0.16 Imp qt)
0.22 2 (0.23 US gt, 0.19 Imp qt)
12.0 0 (3. 17 US gal , 2.64 Imp gal)
1.32(1.4 US gt , 1.1 Imp at)
Operator and one passenger
180 kg (396 Ibs)
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ELECTRICAL
Battery
Generator
LIGHTS
Headlight
Stop/tail light
Turn signal light Front
Rear
Position light
License light
Trunk light
FUSE
Main fuse A
Main fuse B
Other fuses
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12V—11(10)Ah
0.39kW / 5,000 min” (rpm)
12V—55W x2
12V—21/5W X2
12V—21/5W X2
12V—21W X2
12V—5W X2
12V—5W
12V—5W
40 À
30 À
10 А, 15 А, 20 А_...№55250Х
10 А, 15 А, 20 А, 30 А...№55250ЕХ
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
This scooter is equipped with a catalytic
converter.
The catalytic converter contains precious
metals that serve as catalysts, promoting
chemical reactions to convert the exhaust
gasses without affecting the metals.
The catalytic converter acts on HC, CO, and
NOx. A replacement unit must be an
original Honda part or its equivalent.
The catalytic converter must operate at a
high temperature for the chemical reactions
to take place. It can set on fire any
combustible materials that come near it.
Park your scooter away from high grasses,
dry leaves, or other flammables.
A defective catalytic converter contributes
to air pollution, and can impair your engine’s
performance. Follow these guidelines to
protect your scooter’s catalytic converter.
e Always use unleaded petrol. Even a small
amount of leaded petrol can contaminate
the catalyst metals, making the catalytic
converter ineffective.
e Keep the engine tuned-up.
e Have your scooter diagnosed and
replaced if it is misfiring, backfiring,
stalling or otherwise not running properly.
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