Honda scooter repair (mobile engineer)

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Honda scooter repair (mobile engineer)

Post by thebears » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:18 pm

I have a problem with a Honda scooter and looking for a repair service that will come out to us. The scooter starts and ticks over, but misfires when I accelerate, hence not being able to get it to a repairer. Main Honda dealer in nearby Cha-am is useless and won't help. I've replaced the obvious spark plug. Only done 8,000km, so nothing obvious.

Anyone know someone who can come out to fix it? Thanks.

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Re: Honda scooter repair (mobile engineer)

Post by NOKYAI » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:08 am

I would walk/ get a lift to the local guy. He will send a couple of young lads to ‘tow’ it back by the driver of one pushing with his foot on your bike. They will probably deliver it back in the hour.
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Re: Honda scooter repair (mobile engineer)

Post by thebears » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:44 pm

Thanks for your help last week, Nokyai, it's resolved now and appreciated your reply. I didn't want to use the motorbike pushing method to get the bike to the repairer, really as it's not something I like to see. However, with a second call to Honda Cha-am, they helped us really well and sent their main mechanic out in the truck, and transported it back to the shop. Really helpful guy and great service.

The reason for the problem... I had left the same Gasohol petrol in the bike for at least a year, using the bike only very rarely and consequently the old fuel had turned bad and caused the injector to become 'gummed'. The engineer knew the problem as soon as he opened the tank and smelled the petrol. In fact the smell was so pungent even when walking past the bike. He told me that Gasohol in particular, is a cause of this.

We had to buy a new injector. The Honda shop cleaned out what was necessary and replaced all the old fuel in the tank with fresh fuel. Cost was just a few hundred Baht. I really hope this helps anyone else who has a bike he or she doesn't use frequently, because with Thailand's hot climate, the petrol goes back quite quickly!

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