The "Periodic Maintenance / Lubrication Intervals" schedule is taken directly from a 1988 edition Honda CH80 Factory Service Manual, which covers the '85 - '02 Elites.  Before starting any work, always consult the manual for your scooter's model & year and be sure you know what you're doing.
 

CH80 Periodic Maintenance / Lubrication Intervals

I: Inspect    R: Replace    C: Clean    L: Lubricate   A: Adjust


Item

Remarks

Type

600 mi (1000 km) 2.500 mi
(4,000 km)
Thereafter every
5,000 mi (8,000 km)
Thereafter every
7,500 mi (12,000 km)
Fuel line* Check for deterioration, damage, or leakage     I

I

I
Fuel filter* Replace as needed      

R
Throttle operation* Set free play to 1/8-1/4" (2-6mm)     I I I
Air filter Replace as needed. Service more frequently in wet or dusty areas         Replace every 12,500 miles
Crankcase breather Remove plug and drain oil residue. Service more frequently when riding in the rain or at high speeds.     C C C
Spark plug 0.024" - 0.028" (.6-.7mm) gap NGK CR7HS, CR6HS for colder climate, CR8HS for extended high speed riding.   R R R
Valve clearance* .002" for intake and exhaust   I   I  
Engine oil Replace every 1000 miles SAE 10W30 type SE motor oil, 600cc after draining, 750cc after disassembly. Drain bolt torque 14-22 ft-lb (20-30 Nm) R R R R
Engine oil strainer screen* Clean when crankcase cover has been removed       C  
Carburetor, idle speed*   1500 rpm +/- 100 rpm I I I I
Evaporative emission control system* California models only Check for hose deterioration or damage       I
Drive belt* Check cracks and wear. Replace if necessary.       I R
Belt case air cleaner Wash in non-flammable solvent and let air dry     C C C
Final drive oil* Replace every year. The red circle is the drain bolt The green circle is the filler bolt. 150cc of SAE 10W30 motor oil Drain bolt torque 7-10 ft-lbs (10-14 Nm) R     R
Brake shoe wear Refer to service manual Front EBC303, DP9100
Rear EBC333, DP9104, VB150NSQ
  I I I
Brake system Replace shoes when the arrow on the brake arm aligns with the reference mark.  

I

 I I I
Brake light switch* Inspect for proper operation and replace when out of specification.      I I I
Starter limit switch* Refer to service manual Lithium based grease   I I I
Headlight aim* Adjust when needed. Horizontal adjusting screw is on the RH side (when facing the headlight). The vertical adjusting screw is underneath the headlight.  

I

I

I

Clutch shoe wear* If the scooter creeps or stalls abnormally, check the clutch shoes for wear and replace if necessary.    

I

I

I

Suspension* Check for damage and proper operation    

I

I

I

Nuts, bolts, fasteners* Check and tighten to correct torque as needed  

I

I

I

I

Wheels, tires* Front 22 psi Rear 25 psi (33 psi max) Tires: 3.50 x 10  

I

I

I

Steering head bearings* Check for free and smooth handlebar rotation. Adjust steering head nut or repack bearings as needed.

Lithium based grease

I

 

 

I

* Should be serviced by an authorized Honda dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools, service data and mechanical knowledge to do the work.

  Battery: YT5L-BS, CT5L-BS (these are sealed batteries)

Vehicle Identification Number Locations

Engine VIN location (at the front of the engine, on the left hand side near the bottom)
Frame VIN location (under the left hand floorboard)
Frame VIN location (on the frame behind the front tire)

Wiring diagram

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