Honda SH 300

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Paulvt1, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Steve_Dalton

    Steve_Dalton Scooterist

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    Just an update on the belt issue. It started getting a bit sluggish again so I bit the bullet and decided to replace the belt and rollers. On ebay there's a couple of sellers selling non-original belts for £99.99 plus about £13 postage. Christ, I wondered how much a genuine Honda one would be. I phoned up and was flabbergasted to find that the are just £77.00!!!

    I ended up paying just £95 for an original belt and a set of original rollers. Good for another 12,000 miles. :clap
  2. Steve_Dalton

    Steve_Dalton Scooterist

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    Just to say I replaced the screen with a Givi airflow one. Very good screen and I'd definitely recommend it. Got a nearly new on off the 'bay for £60. Seller had bought an SH300 to do the knowledge on but his clip board thingy with his routes on wouldn't fit with this screen. Mot this week - it'll fly through!
  3. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    Unusual to find a guy doing the taxi driver exam on anything larger than a 125.
    The screen is great and one can remove the upper half when it gets hot.
    Just fitted new tyres (Michelin Citygrips) and front pads at 10,700 miles. I found the Dunlop Scootsmarts either difficult to obtain or 35% more expensive than the Michelins.
  4. HondaBlue

    HondaBlue n00b

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    Hey Guys,

    My SH is about to come out of its 2 year warranty and im wanting to change the oil and oil filter myself to save a few pennies, i'm used to doing this on cars so have an idea, but would just like some advice as to how to go about it and where best to get the parts, what oil to use, that sort of thing as every penny helps in these current economic times and i would appreciate the help. My honda dealer charges about £60 an hour i think so my normal service is costing me £140 a pop :eek1

    I have looked on your tube for any videos but there aren't any.

    thanks for any comments or help.

    Cheers
    Mike
  5. Steve_Dalton

    Steve_Dalton Scooterist

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    Really easy to do. From memory, you need a couple of litres of 10w/40 oil. If you buy this from ebay you will get at least two oil changes from it - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-SH-...pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item41671a2913
    Warm the engine up, remove the sump plug and drain the oil, unscrew the filter and screw the new one on, put fresh oil in it and check with the distick (do not screw it in), run the engine for a couple of minutes and then recheck and top up. Job done.
  6. HondaBlue

    HondaBlue n00b

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    Thanks Steve, i just phoned up and now the service is going to cost me £300+ :eek1:eek1:eek1 , i will definitely do the oil and oil filter myself and thanks for the link, although it gets worse now, Its the 12K service, so its new belt,rollers and sliders they say, is this all true ??...is it possible to holding out until say 16K or do they really need doing at 12k...i can't do the roller and belt as i don't have those skills....but would be happy if you guys can confirm that im not getting ripped off.

    Cheers
    Mike
  7. HondaBlue

    HondaBlue n00b

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    Just one other thing Steve, is the oil filter easy to get to ??...many panels to remove or difficult screws to undo to get to it ?

    Just like to know before i have a crack at it,

    many thanks!

    Mike
  8. Steve_Dalton

    Steve_Dalton Scooterist

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    Oil filter easy to get to - no panels need removing. I changed my belt and rollers at about 12,000 miles. Didn't change the sliders though. I think I paid around £100 for a genuine Honda belt and rollers. I only changed them beause the rollers were sticking and making it sluggish on pull away. I suppose if it's okay and money's tight you could leave it a bit longer. At 12,000 miles I think the plug and air filter will need changing too. Whereabouts in London are you - do you have any independent motorcycle repair places nearby?
  9. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    Hi Mike,

    A service, brake fluid change, MOT and belt and roller replacement cost me £203 incl VAT at Metropolis motorcycles in Barnet, N.London.
  10. Steve_Dalton

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    Blimey, they must have been working for next to nothing! Assuming genuine parts were used, Belt and rollers cost me £95. Oil and filter must be another £25. MOT is nearly £35. If it was a 12000 service there's the air filter and spark plug - at least another £20 and say a fiver for brake fluid. I make that lot £180 if you were doing it yourself, buying the parts and paying for an MOT.

    If they are only charging £23 labour for all that I'd get down there a bit quick!
  11. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    No air filter or plug in that service. Definitely genuine parts and also worn parts returned in a plastic bag.
    They are good value and friendly.
  12. zippy500

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  13. Taipan

    Taipan Adventurer

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    Hi All
    Anyone got a download link for the workshop manual for a Sh300?
    Many thanks
  14. Taipan

    Taipan Adventurer

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    Hi All
    Trying to fit a new sidelight bulb too my Sh300 but cant get the central panel off? The manual says,

    "Position Lights Bulb
    1. Remove the front shield(1):
    unfasten the top screws (2), disconnect
    the two expansions pins (3) and remove
    the shield by disconnecting the bottom
    tabs(4). "

    But I cant see any expansion pins?? Anyone taken this panel off?
  15. Taipan

    Taipan Adventurer

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    Boing! Tried again last night but cant see how to release where the panel is fixed at the midway points? Must be missing something obvious here, beside a brain that is!
  16. Taipan

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    For the benefit of the archives, I managed it last night. The little push clips grip the panel very tightly. i had to wiggle a screwdriver in and prise the panel out each side. I managed to do this without breaking anything despite the stupid designs best efforts. The little clips dropped down into the abyss behind the radiator. I put the front wheel up on the kerb and bounced it about and they both fell out of the grid bit! I reluctantly refitted them. Still I now have two sidelights working so it was worth it. Crap design by Honda though.
  17. SAVVAS

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    Hi everybody and greetings from Athens Greece.
    I have read the posts here for a while but i managed to enter the forum just the other day.

    In order to help the fellow owners who like to do service by themseves i 'll show some videos of our foum, i hope they 'll help you.

    PS : Forgive any spelling problems.....

    Changing the front brake pads and cleaning the pistons of the brake caliper :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heggkhJXvxQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXvUBg6wfPg

    I hope they will help you.:beer
  18. Mick27

    Mick27 n00b

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    I've just bought a nice used example of the little Sh300, my first scoot and I'm pretty impressed with it. I just wanted something cheap and small for the daily commute, through the traffic its actually quicker than my other bike a Honda Crosstourer, simply becaue its so narrow I can filter through the queing traffic far easier. Anyway, the reason I'm posting is that I also had real difficulty removing the upper most cowl above the clocks, it had to come off to get at the brake fluid reservoirs. I did manage to break one of the retaining hooks unfortunately but now I know how to do it its fairly easy. The trick is to prize the cover straight upwards from the riders seat side first, there are two expansion clips on this side plus two hook clips on the side nearest to the front wheel, if try you pry those upwards you'll break them, just like I did. There are also a couple of smaller hook / clips on the black side pieces of the cover, these didn't cause too much difficulty though. It does take quite a bit of force to release those expansion clips though. I've posted some pictures of the various panels, hopefully it may help someone trying to do the same in the future. http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/Miffas100/Sharing%20folder/Honda%20SH300/P1000814_zpsclg3xztj.jpg
    http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/Miffas100/Sharing%20folder/Honda%20SH300/P1000816_zpsvjoltghc.jpg
    http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/Miffas100/Sharing%20folder/Honda%20SH300/P1000817_zpswpsgljcl.jpg
    http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/Miffas100/Sharing%20folder/Honda%20SH300/P1000827_zpsisq5rzya.jpg
    http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/Miffas100/Sharing%20folder/Honda%20SH300/P1000825_zpswsxvujre.jpg
    http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/Miffas100/Sharing%20folder/Honda%20SH300/P1000821_zps8j08iuze.jpg
  19. Jerry_R

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    Hello, does anyone have an idea, how suspension of longer SH300 compares to SH150?

    The reason I ask: I used to have SH150 (latest model) and had to sell to, as I was feeling constant backpain. I ride in the city mostly.

    I also was riding Yamaha Xenter, SH competitior, which has motorcycle suspension (MONOCROSS, like Yamaha TMAX) and it was quite acceptable to my back. But it has no ABS, so idea came up to think of 2015 SH300 again (putting a helmet under the saddle is also a plus).

    Anyther questions, when 1st SH300s were available - there was no yet Honda Integra 700\750 on the market, would SH300 users consider buying now Integra instead of SH300? Doesn't it seem to be better choice, at least for some of you?

    Cheers,
    Jerry