Honda NSS300 Forza - Owner's Manual > Washing
Allow the engine, muffler, brakes, and other high-temperature parts to cool before washing.
1. Rinse your scooter thoroughly using a garden hose to remove loose dirt.
2. If necessary, use a sponge or a soft towel with mild cleaner to remove road grime.
- Clean the windscreen, headlight lens, panels, and other plastic components with extra care to avoid scratching them. Avoid directing water into the air cleaner, muffler, and electrical parts.
3. Thoroughly rinse your scooter with plenty of clean water and dry with a soft, clean cloth.
4. After the scooter dries, lubricate any moving parts.
- Make sure that no lubricant spills onto the brakes or tyres. Brake disc or pads contaminated with oil will suffer greatly reduced braking effectiveness and can lead to a crash.
5. Apply a coat of wax to prevent corrosion.
- Avoid products that contain harsh detergents or chemical solvents. These
can damage the metal, paint, and plastic on your scooter.
Keep the wax clear of the tyres and brakes.
- If your scooter has any matte painted parts, do not apply a coat of wax to the matte painted surface.
Follow these guidelines when washing:
- Do not use high-pressure washers:
- High-pressure water cleaners can damage moving parts and electrical parts, rendering them inoperable.
- Do not direct water at the muffler:
- Water in the muffler can prevent starting and causes rust in the muffler.
- Dry the brakes:
- Water adversely affects braking effectiveness. After washing, apply the brakes intermittently at low speed to help dry them.
- Do not direct water under the seat:
- Water in the under seat compartment can damage your documents and other belongings.
- Do not direct water at the air cleaner:
- Water in the air cleaner can prevent the engine from starting.
- Do not direct water near the headlights:
- Any condensation inside the headlights should dissipate after a few minutes of running the engine.
Aluminium will corrode from contact with dirt, mud, or road salt. Clean aluminium parts regularly and follow these guidelines to avoid scratches:
- Do not use stiff brushes, steel wool, or cleaners containing abrasives.
- Avoid riding over or scraping against curbs.
Follow these guidelines to prevent scratches and blemishes:
- Wash gently using a soft sponge and plenty of water.
- To remove stubborn stains, use diluted detergent and rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.
- Avoid getting petrol, brake fluid, or detergents on the instruments, panels, or headlights.
Exhaust Pipe and Muffler
When the exhaust pipe and muffler are painted, do not use a commercially available abrasive kitchen cleaning compound. Use a neutral detergent to clean the painted surface on the exhaust pipe and muffler. If you are not sure if your exhaust pipe and muffler are painted, contact your dealer.
If you store your scooter outdoors, you should consider using a full-body motorcycle cover. If you won't be riding for an extended period, follow these guidelines: Wash your scooter and wax all painted surfaces (except matte painted surfaces).