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Honda PCX125 overheating

Discussion in 'Scooters' started by Glenda, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Hi,

    I'm running in my new Honda PCX125 and I've had the engine overheat light come on a few times.

    The first time the bike had less than a 100k's on it and I was riding up a few low hills. I pulled over and the light went out within a few minutes. I checked the water reserve tank and the oil and they were OK.

    The bike has run like a dream up until today. The bike had about 270km on it and I was throttling hard up some very steep hills. The bike was accelerating well up the hills and running very smoothly but once again the red engine light came on. I pulled over and left the engine idling and the light took about 3 to 5 minutes to go out. It did this on the 2 biggest hills and then it ran great for another 30 k's (mostly flat) until I got home. The water and oil levels are OK.

    Apart from the red engine light the bike has been great. And no, I weigh less than 75 kilos so I'm not overloading the bike.

    I've had a chat with the Honda sales guy and he said that it was OK and that there were "a few tight bearings running in"

    Is this a normal part of running in a bike?
    Or should I take it in for a service?

    Thanks for your help
  2. Cooking a motor is not great for it. For mine I would have it checked out under warrenty. It should not overheat. Could be as simple as a loose wire. Or as bad as a stuffed thermostat. Don't know but a new bike can get warm. Not hot.
  3. I am up to 950km on my PCX. I haven';t had that problem. I live in the Dandenong Ranges and commute to work, which is a 40km trip, I use the freeway as well. My speedo is out by 8km. I noticed it using up a bit of oil.
  4. take it to the dealer, obviously has issues....