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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:52 pm 
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In preparation for a long trip, I decided to check my valves among other things.
At 13480 km, I found my valve lash to be spot on. That is about 9000 km since my last check.
Needless to say I am happy. :D


Well I just rolled over 20,000km and my bikes performance is amazing. No concerns about a valve check. Perhaps at 25,000k just for fun.


As many experienced riders in here have stated, the above sure seems to be pretty much the case! I just purchased my 2013 PCX 150 and it has 1900km on it. I just adjusted the valves (thanks to the OP!) for it's first time. Prior owner had changed oil twice (once per year) but that was it. So after 2 years and 1900km, the exhaust was spot-on, the intake was .13 (.03MM too wide). So I tightened the intake to .10MM as per spec.

Two questions for you MikeP:

1. What brand and weight oil have you been using in your scooter?
2. How often do you change it?

Thanks in advance!

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1975 Honda CB125
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:48 pm 
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ScottDR wrote:
MikeP wrote:
MikeP wrote:
In preparation for a long trip, I decided to check my valves among other things.
At 13480 km, I found my valve lash to be spot on. That is about 9000 km since my last check.
Needless to say I am happy. :D


Well I just rolled over 20,000km and my bikes performance is amazing. No concerns about a valve check. Perhaps at 25,000k just for fun.


As many experienced riders in here have stated, the above sure seems to be pretty much the case! I just purchased my 2013 PCX 150 and it has 1900km on it. I just adjusted the valves (thanks to the OP!) for it's first time. Prior owner had changed oil twice (once per year) but that was it. So after 2 years and 1900km, the exhaust was spot-on, the intake was .13 (.03MM too wide). So I tightened the intake to .10MM as per spec.

Two questions for you MikeP:

1. What brand and weight oil have you been using in your scooter?
2. How often do you change it?

Thanks in advance!

Scott


Now you have done it! Oil is a slippery topic with lots of opinions. :D
Seriously though, I can only speak to my experience and habits.

I have always used the manual recommended oil. Pro Honda HP4M 10w30
Since I do all my own maintenance, cost is not a factor for me, I change it every 3,000km. Also I always clean the filter screen, however have yet to find anything in it. :lol:
Up to 25,500km and so far, bike still runs like new. Still have not checked the valves.............

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:59 pm 
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MikeP wrote:

Now you have done it! Oil is a slippery topic with lots of opinions. :D
Seriously though, I can only speak to my experience and habits.

I have always used the manual recommended oil. Pro Honda HP4M 10w30
Since I do all my own maintenance, cost is not a factor for me, I change it every 3,000km. Also I always clean the filter screen, however have yet to find anything in it. :lol:
Up to 25,500km and so far, bike still runs like new. Still have not checked the valves.............


I know there are tons of opinions, I just wanted to hear what you use (because nobody can argue with your wear results, at least in the valve train!).

Cheers!

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Mods/accessories:
Honda tall windshield
Honda top box
NCY variator and face with 13gram rollers
LED headlamps & taillight with Backoff indicator
Kawell rectangular lights-fork mounted
Cheeky Seats seat cover (de-humped)
Lots of reflective tape and other accessories


Previously owned:
1969 Honda K50 mini trail (first bike, still runs great and in the family)
1975 Honda CB125
1978 Yamaha DT400 (bored 2 stroke insanity)
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 250r


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:04 am 
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Followed this for the 2015 PCX (Chassis KF18-100++++) Japan model.
Thought I had copy and pasted the procedure incorrectly, as when I got to removing the center console, I saw that it is different to the one featured here.
My fuel cap cover opens on an arm forward of the fuel filler cap, not to the rear as is shown here.
There is only one screw visible from any angle that is behind the fuel cap cover and just in front of the seat.
Now trying to follow this Youtube video as he does it without removing the center console, but it appears that he, too, has the North America model. I am stuck trying to get the seat bucket out before removing the side panels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ierh8gBeuLg

OK, back to it... frustrated and without a scoot for work if I don't get it done by Sunday evening (now Saturday lunch)...
I will update this post with pictures that I am taking as I go.
Don't want to call a dealer, but might have to get the bike safe enough to ride and then leave it with a dealer..
Here goes...

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pxc-in-japan wrote:
Followed this for the 2015 PCX (Chassis KF18-100++++) Japan model.
Thought I had copy and pasted the procedure incorrectly, as when I got to removing the center console, I saw that it is different to the one featured here.
My fuel cap cover opens on an arm forward of the fuel filler cap, not to the rear as is shown here.
There is only one screw visible from any angle that is behind the fuel cap cover and just in front of the seat.
Now trying to follow this Youtube video as he does it without removing the center console, but it appears that he, too, has the North America model. I am stuck trying to get the seat bucket out before removing the side panels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ierh8gBeuLg

OK, back to it... frustrated and without a scoot for work if I don't get it done by Sunday evening (now Saturday lunch)...
I will update this post with pictures that I am taking as I go.
Don't want to call a dealer, but might have to get the bike safe enough to ride and then leave it with a dealer..
Here goes...


The LED models have a completely reworked body panel structure compared to earlier models pictured in this original thread. I have removed all the fairings of my LED model as I'm changing colors on mine and Homie's video (the one you have linked here) is correct. After looking at the parts catalogue I do not see a difference in fairing between US, european and asian models - the PCX is a global product of Honda.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:40 am 
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2015 / 150cc
Bought in Jan '16 at 4,400 kilometres / 2,750 miles.
First known check at 9,200 kilometres / 5,750 miles.
Used the specs from this post, so I hope the 2015 model is the same.

Quoted specs.
In: 0.1mm plus / minus 0.02mm
Ex: 0.24mm plus / minus 0.02mm

Inlet was very tight on 0.11mm and would not take 0.12mm.
That is almost exactly ideal and is within spec.

Exhaust was Extremely tight on 0.25mm and would not take 0.26mm.
That, too, is within spec.

Broke only one plastic retainer re-assembling the bike (grab-bar cover left side orange trim retainer).
Took photos.
Made Facebook album.
Will post link.

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pxc-in-japan wrote:
2015 / 150cc
Bought in Jan '16 at 4,400 kilometres / 2,750 miles.
First known check at 9,200 kilometres / 5,750 miles.
Used the specs from this post, so I hope the 2015 model is the same.

Quoted specs.
In: 0.1mm plus / minus 0.02mm
Ex: 0.24mm plus / minus 0.02mm

Inlet was very tight on 0.11mm and would not take 0.12mm.
That is almost exactly ideal and is within spec.

Exhaust was Extremely tight on 0.25mm and would not take 0.26mm.
That, too, is within spec.

Broke only one plastic retainer re-assembling the bike (grab-bar cover left side orange trim retainer).
Took photos.
Made Facebook album.
Will post link.


Feelers should be a sliding fit not very or extremely tight so it sound like both inlet and exhaust were right on spec.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:07 am 
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The link below goes to my attempt at a 2015 PCX version of this 'How-to' thread.
The album is set to 'public'.
I don't know what that means beyond it being publicly viewable by anyone even without a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 2e4fcba7cb

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:28 am 
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Oyabun wrote:
pxc-in-japan wrote:
Followed this for the 2015 PCX (Chassis KF18-100++++) Japan model.
Thought I had copy and pasted the procedure incorrectly, as when I got to removing the center console, I saw that it is different to the one featured here.
My fuel cap cover opens on an arm forward of the fuel filler cap, not to the rear as is shown here.
There is only one screw visible from any angle that is behind the fuel cap cover and just in front of the seat.
Now trying to follow this Youtube video as he does it without removing the center console, but it appears that he, too, has the North America model. I am stuck trying to get the seat bucket out before removing the side panels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ierh8gBeuLg

OK, back to it... frustrated and without a scoot for work if I don't get it done by Sunday evening (now Saturday lunch)...
I will update this post with pictures that I am taking as I go.
Don't want to call a dealer, but might have to get the bike safe enough to ride and then leave it with a dealer..
Here goes...


The LED models have a completely reworked body panel structure compared to earlier models pictured in this original thread. I have removed all the fairings of my LED model as I'm changing colors on mine and Homie's video (the one you have linked here) is correct. After looking at the parts catalogue I do not see a difference in fairing between US, european and asian models - the PCX is a global product of Honda.

thanks
did it in the end with patience, time and help from the two mentioned sources

made facebook account: Honda Scooter
posted the annotated photos there

using that account, made group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/570307253139254/
group name: 2015 Honda PCX owners and D.I.Y. mechanics.

and will now use Honda Scooter solely to manage that group (which also has the photo album)
trying now to get other FB users to join the group and contribute, then i can post the links here
will add future albums to that group and post links here

thanks

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