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    Default Honda Dio, Activa and Aviator

    Honda Dio


    TECH SPECS

    Engine

    Type 4 Stroke, Air cooled, SI engine
    Displacement 109 cc
    Power 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm
    Torque 8.66 Nm @ 5500 rpm
    Starting Self and Kick

    Electricals

    Battery 12v 3 Ah
    Headlamp 12v 35/35W

    Suspension

    Front Spring Loaded Hydraulic type
    Rear Spring Loaded Hydraulic type

    Chassis

    Type Underbone type
    Dimensions 1788x707x1130
    Wheelbase 1238
    Ground Clearance 160
    Seat Height 765

    Tyre Size

    Front 90/100-10
    Rear 90/100-10

    Brakes

    Front 130 Drum
    Rear 130 Drum


    Honda Activa



    TECH SPECS

    Engine

    Type 4 Stroke , Air Cooled, OHC
    Displacement 109 cc
    Power 8 bhp @ 7500 rpm
    Torque 0.9 Kg.M @ 5500 rpm
    Ignition Self & Kick

    Electricals

    Battery 12v, 5 Ah
    Headlamp 35/35W Halogen

    Chassis

    Frame High Rigidity Underbone type
    Dimensions 1761x710x1147
    Wheelbase 1238
    Seat Height 765
    Ground Clearance 145

    Suspension

    Front Bottom link with spring loaded hydraulic damper
    Rear Unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper

    Tyre

    Front 90/100-10
    Rear 90/100-10

    Brakes

    Front 130 drum
    Rear 130 drum

    Fuel tank 5.3 ltrs



    Honda Aviator



    Tech Specs

    Engine

    Type 4 Stroke, Air cooled, OHC
    Displacement 109 cc
    Power 8 bhp @ 8000 rpm
    Torque 0.9kg.m @ 5500 rpm
    Ignition Self & Kick

    Electricals

    Battery 12v 3 Ah
    Headlamp Multi focal with 35W Halogen

    Chassis

    Suspension
    Front Telescopic
    Rear Unit Swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper
    Frame High rigidity underbone type
    Dimensions 1802x697x1162
    Wheelbase 1256
    Seatheight 790
    Tyre
    Front 90/90-12
    Rear 90/100-10
    Brakes
    Front Drum 130 mm (optional disc 190mm)
    Rear Drum 130 mm
    Fuel Tank 6 ltrs


    All these bikes have the same heart, with just the difference in clothings. Nonetheless the older ones (Activa and Dio) have been performing very consistently ever since their launch. Maybe its pure coincidence, but I would like to consider it as Honda Engineering. Rock solid.

    Lets share our ownership experience and educate our fellow bike owners...

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    I have had a rather bad experiance of panels on the Honda Dio breaking off form their points on the metal body. I have replaced the front panel once and have a feeling that due to bad indian roads a alot of internal plastic parts get broken resulting in loud rattling noises. Also i have seen many activa's with their chassis bent so that the wheels look completely out of line when viewed head on. Why is this a common phenomenon. is it because inside although the Egine and Cycle parts are fantastic Honda has neglected structural strength?

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    after riding my bike.. when i rode DIO.. i felt it is rock solid.. i mean, the shocks. got back ache just for 2 km stretch.
    they need to change the shocks .. not at all comfortable.
    also pillon footrest.. it is in the front for DIO.. short people hav too much difficulty in sitting.. front shocks have to be telescopic..

    only thing i liked in it is its pickup.. very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by praveen_sathaye View Post
    I have had a rather bad experiance of panels on the Honda Dio breaking off form their points on the metal body. I have replaced the front panel once and have a feeling that due to bad indian roads a alot of internal plastic parts get broken resulting in loud rattling noises. Also i have seen many activa's with their chassis bent so that the wheels look completely out of line when viewed head on. Why is this a common phenomenon. is it because inside although the Egine and Cycle parts are fantastic Honda has neglected structural strength?
    i suppose this should be a stratergy by honda to earn revenue on spares

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    Can anyone put up the recommended tyre pressure for the Honda Activa?

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    Is it posible to change the stock suspension of activa which is quite hard to soft ??

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    How to change oil of Dio ? and which is best for it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by surajram View Post
    Can anyone put up the recommended tyre pressure for the Honda Activa?
    This is stated in the manual. In case you dont have the manual, you can check it out at the petrol pump's air section.

    Quote Originally Posted by CJ View Post
    Is it posible to change the stock suspension of activa which is quite hard to soft ??
    I too had the same query, and unfortunately, the mechanics of the service centre at my place have no idea of the same. According to them, it is not possible. Besides, the shocks are not adjustable. Those of the Aviator are better than those of the Dio and Activa, but only marginally so.

    Quote Originally Posted by vrooommm... View Post
    How to change oil of Dio ? and which is best for it ?
    Well, the mechanic should be able to do so. Anyways, there is an oil filler cap on the right side of the bike, just below the rear footrests. That is where we should put in the oil. There is a separate drain pipe mechanism to allow the oil to drain. As far as engine oils are concerned, I have used the Honda genuine engine oil and the Castrol Active4. Found the Honda oil to be better than the castrol one. Would be using the Valvoline 4t Synthetic the next time I am changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by praveen_sathaye View Post
    I have had a rather bad experiance of panels on the Honda Dio breaking off form their points on the metal body. I have replaced the front panel once and have a feeling that due to bad indian roads a alot of internal plastic parts get broken resulting in loud rattling noises. Also i have seen many activa's with their chassis bent so that the wheels look completely out of line when viewed head on. Why is this a common phenomenon. is it because inside although the Egine and Cycle parts are fantastic Honda has neglected structural strength?
    The rattling plastic is the sore point on the Dio. This is something which even I have felt, but there is no solution to these. On a temporary basis, my mechanic uses some rubber paddings at the place where the panels rattle, and this helps a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by manohar_manu View Post
    after riding my bike.. when i rode DIO.. i felt it is rock solid.. i mean, the shocks. got back ache just for 2 km stretch.
    they need to change the shocks .. not at all comfortable.
    also pillon footrest.. it is in the front for DIO.. short people hav too much difficulty in sitting.. front shocks have to be telescopic..

    only thing i liked in it is its pickup.. very good.
    The shocks are no doubt stiff, but it helps in cornering. Anyone with a Dio who has done corners at 60s can vouch for the fact that Dio is very agile and is corners with aplomb. Of course, when comparing other similar bikes . The Dio is at home on plain roads, but is not suitable for rough patches. It is supposed to be an urban counterpart of the Activa.

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