By: Anonymous: slowtempo () Friday, 18 September 2009 @ 05:09 AM ICT (Read 15563 times)
Hi guys, I will be arriving in Thailand in a few weeks and will be looking to get myself a bike for getting around. I have just seen a lot of news about the new Honda PCX. Has anyone ridden one of these yet and does anyone know the price and the best place to get one from? I will be staying in Hua Hin.
By: Anonymous: George in Chiang Mai () Saturday, 09 January 2010 @ 02:44 PM ICT
On the right grip there is a switch that appears to be a on/off switch for the "engine off at temp stop". At 2 Honda dealers, neither could explain the switch purpose , in English or Thai.
I think it allows you to turn the "idle engine" on or off but I am not sure.I am currently riding a Honda Click and would like tyo pass my Click on to a Thai friend and purchase the PCX.
Any info out there?? Thx, George
By: Richard (offline) Monday, 11 January 2010 @ 10:41 PM ICT
The throttle on the Honda PCX is completely computer/electronic controlled, not like carburettor motorcycles/scooters where a wrist movement actually opens something mechanical in the carburettor. For the fully computer controlled Honda PCX nothing mechanical opens or closes when you open the throttle. A electronic sensor registers the position of the throttle and signals the ECU, the ECU controls the fuel-injection and the Alternative-Current Cell starter-motor which is powerful enough to start the engine before you can actual notice it – it is indeed very difficult to hear that the engine restarts because the starter motor is remarkable without sound...
I can remember the first time I went for service for my girlfriend's Honda Wave 125i, also a fuel-injection motorcycle, the mechanics were really wondering what to do with that weird looking carburettor (which of course wasn't a carburettor).
This was a few years ago, currently most Honda dealers know what fuel-injection is, Honda is one of the few manufacturers which educates its “dealer” service mechanics.