Honda NSS300 Forza - Owner's Manual > Importance of Maintenance
Importance of Maintenance
Keeping your scooter well-maintained is absolutely essential to your safety and to protect your investment, obtain maximum performance, avoid breakdowns, and reduce air pollution. Maintenance is the owner's responsibility. Be sure to inspect your scooter before each ride, and perform the periodic checks specified in the Maintenance Schedule.
Improperly maintaining your 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.
Always read the maintenance instructions before you begin each task, and make sure that you have the tools, parts, and skills required.
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.
Follow these guidelines when performing maintenance.
- Stop the engine and remove the key.
- Park your scooter on a firm, level surface using the side stand, centre stand or a maintenance stand to provide support.
- Allow the engine, muffler, brakes, and other high-temperature parts to cool before servicing as you can get burned.
- Run the engine only when instructed, and do so in a well-ventilated area.
The maintenance schedule specifies the maintenance requirements necessary to ensure safe, dependable performance, and proper emission control.
Maintenance work should be performed in accordance with Honda's standards and specifications by properly trained and equipped technicians. Your dealer meets all of these requirements. Keep an accurate record of maintenance to help ensure that your scooter is properly maintained. Make sure that whomever performs the maintenance completes this record.
All scheduled maintenance is considered a normal owner operating cost and will be charged for by your dealer. Retain all receipts. If you sell the scooter, these receipts should be transferred with the scooter to the new owner.
Honda recommends that your dealer should road test your scooter after each periodic maintenance is carried out.
: Intermediate. We recommend service by your dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled.
Procedures are provided in an official Honda Shop Manual.
: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your scooter serviced by your dealer.
: Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary)
*1 : At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval
*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 : Replacement requires mechanical skill.