Here is a great maintenance report from my significant other. He has a Kymco People S200, not my People 150. Below is his maintenance report on changing his spark plug.
Recently, I was having problems getting my scooter started. After checking the battery voltage and a few other things, I decided to take a look at the spark plug. The operator and repair manual were of little help, instructing the owner to “remove the spark plug” without much direction as to how to get there. Granted, I had a repair manual for the People 150, but they are basically the same underneath it all.
After removing the seat and looking around, I decided to document the process for anyone else that might want to try this. If you are not comfortable poking around your scooter’s components, talk to your mechanic.
Tools you will need: Phillips- and flat-head screwdrivers, metric Allen wrenches (5-7mm), 10mm hex socket with ratchet, and the spark plug tool, which should be with the small tools set that came with the scooter. Full directions with more photos on the flipside…
- Disconnect the battery. You will have to remove the 2 screws that hold the battery panel below the seat.
- Remove the trunk if you have one.
- Remove the 3 nuts and 2 bolts that secure the seat.
- Pull the cell phone charger jack (shown above) and undo the wire connector. This will allow you to completely remove the seat and set it aside.
- Remove the 3 bolts holding the cargo bracket. In the picture below, the black plastic piece is the holder for the trunk on my scooter.
- Remove the 2 nuts holding the tail light and rear splash shield.
- Remove the 2 screws, one on each side, that hold the splash shield. Undo the tabs securing the splash shield to the body panel. Be careful not to damage them, as they are plastic.
- Undo the cover joint claws / tabs on the front side, near the passenger’s foot rest. Be careful not to damage them, as they are plastic.
- Undo the tail light connector.
- Slide the body panel off and set it aside.
- Remove the spark plug wire by lightly pulling on it.
- Remove the spark plug with the spark plug tool. You can see the spark plug in the top center of the picture.
- You are halfway there! After installing the new spark plug, connect the battery and verify that the scooter will start and operate correctly. If it does, you just saved some money and had fun by doing the job yourself! Repeat the steps in reverse order and you are done!