Honda NSS300 Forza - Owner's Manual > Pre-ride Inspection
To ensure safety, it is your responsibility to perform a pre-ride inspection and make sure that any problem you find is corrected. A preride inspection is a must, not only for safety, but because having a breakdown, or even a flat tyre, can be a major inconvenience.
Check the following items before you ride your scooter:
- Fuel level-Fill fuel tank when necessary.
- Throttle-Check for smooth opening and full closing in all steering positions.
- Engine oil level-Add engine oil if necessary.
Check for leaks.
- Coolant level-Add coolant if required.
Check for leaks.
- Brakes-Check operation;
Front and Rear: check brake fluid level and pads wear.
- Lights and horn-Check that lights, indicators and horn function properly.
- Engine stop switch-Check for proper function.
- Side stand ignition cut-off system-Check for proper function.
- Wheels and tyres-Check condition, air pressure and adjust if necessary.
Always use Honda Genuine Parts or their equivalents to ensure reliability and safety.
When ordering coloured components, specify the model name, colour, and code mentioned on the colour label. The colour label is attached to the luggage box under the seat.
Installing non-Honda parts may make your scooter unsafe and cause a crash in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.
Always use Honda Genuine Parts or equivalents that have been designed and approved for your scooter.
Your scooter has a maintenance-free type battery. You do not have to check the battery electrolyte level or add distilled water. Clean the battery terminals if they become dirty or corroded.
Do not remove the battery cap seals. There is no need to remove the cap when charging.
NOTICE Your battery is a maintenance-free type and can be permanently damaged if the cap strip is removed.
This symbol on the battery means that this product must not be treated as household waste.
NOTICE An improperly disposed of battery can be harmful to the environment and human health.
Always confirm local regulations for battery disposal.
The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation.
A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you.
Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled mechanic do the battery servicing.
Cleaning the Battery Terminals
1. Remove the battery.
2. If the terminals are starting to corrode and are coated with a white substance, wash with warm water and wipe clean.
3. If the terminals are heavily corroded, clean and polish the terminals with a wire brush or sandpaper. Wear safety glasses.
4. After cleaning, reinstall the battery.
The battery has a limited life span. Consult your dealer about when you should replace the battery. Always replace the battery with another maintenance-free battery of the same type.
NOTICE Installing non-Honda electrical accessories can overload the electrical system, discharging the battery and possibly damaging the system.
Fuses protect the electrical circuits on your scooter. If something electrical on your scooter stops working, check for and replace any blown fuses.
Inspecting and Replacing Fuses
Turn off the ignition switch to remove and inspect fuses. If a fuse is blown, replace with a fuse of the same rating. For fuse ratings, see "Specifications".
NOTICE Replacing a fuse with one that has a higher rating greatly increases the chance of damage to the electrical system.
If a fuse fails repeatedly, you likely have an electrical fault. Have your scooter inspected by your dealer.
Engine oil consumption varies and oil quality deteriorates according to riding conditions and time elapsed. Check the engine oil level regularly, and add the recommended engine oil if necessary. Dirty oil or old oil should be changed as soon as possible.