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If I have time I will do a pdf download also.
Why create a Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe Owners Manual English Language?
I do not think an Owners Manual English Language will supply any surprising information. If, like me, you have not had a motorcycle before then I think it will be useful.
Owners Manual English Language
This will end up over a couple of pages to help it load quickly on your device. Details to follow once I have finished. I will try to do a faithful conversion to English. However I have changed some wording to make it anglicised and created new images.
This is where you can find and record the frame and engine numbers. It is important to check the frame and engine number when you purchase or transfer any motorcycle. You may need to quote the frame or engine number when you order parts for your Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe.
The frame number is stamped on the right side (when sat on motorcycle) of the front stem located in front of the fuel tank.
The engine number is stamped on the right side of the crankcase.
Handle Bar controls and Information
This is an overview of where the controls and information can be found on the handle bars. I have altered this from the Thai version in the Stallions Centaur Owners Manual and added three extra pieces of information.
1 = Clutch lever
2 = Indicator warning lights. Two installed, one for left and one for right
3 = Speedo
4 = Front brake lever
5 = Engine starter motor push button
6 = Key lock and ignition
7 = Dipped and main beam light switch
8 = Horn
9 = Engine stop switch
10 = Indicator switch
11 = Main bean flash
12 = Hazard warning lights
More details of these controls are shown later in the Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe Owners Manual English Language. This is just to show you where they are.
Location of Important Features
Your Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe has the same controls as most motorcycles have and these images confirm where they are.
We show both sides of the motorcycle and the legend under each image confirms the item and location.
Legend – Right side of Stallions Centaur
1 = Engine oil filler
2 = Fuel tank filler
3 = Rear foot brake
4 = Passenger foot pegs
5 = Kick start
6 = Battery location. Side cover pulls away at the top two corners and lifts off the bottom locating lug.
Legend – left side of Stallions Centaur
1 = Kick stand
2 = Gear change
3 = Horn
Speedo and Ignition Cluster
1 = Speed in mph (black on white background) and kph (orange on black background)
2 = Distance covered in Kilometers
3 = Neutral gear indicator. Illuminates green when Neutral (no gear) is selected
4 = Main bean indicator. illuminates blue when you have main beam switched on
5 = Indicator warning lights. Either left or right (or both if hazard warning lights are on) will flash when you have the indicators on.
6 = Steering lock and ignition switch, key operated
7 = Trip meter. Records distance travelled since it was last reset to zero (item 8)
8 = Trip meter reset
Right Hand Controls
1 = Starter motor push button. Yellow button
2 = Hazard lights 4 way flashing. Red switch
3 = Engine ignition stop / start switch. Red switch. Engine ignition will not work when pressed in at top (as shown in photo). Engine ignition is ‘on’ when pressed in at bottom
Left Hand Controls
1 = Main bean or dipped beam switch. When the button is ‘in’ the headlamp is on Main beam and the blue light will be illuminated on the speedo dial. When the button is ‘out’ the headlamp is on Dipped beam
2 = Indicator switch to operate either left or right indicators. Press to cancel.
3 = Horn push button
4 = Headlamp flash. when held in this button with change the headlamp to Main beam. It gives a flash of Main beam
5 = Choke lever. This lever control the choke on the carburetor. Not required in warm climates.
Tool Kit Location
On the right side of the Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe racer (when sat on bike) is a small compartment just under the battery. In this compartment you will have your tool kit. The Stallions Centaur tool kit comprises the following items:
1 x Screw driver handle
1 x Screw driver insert, double ended. Straight slot and Posidrive
1 x Spark plug socket, use screw driver insert as handle
1 x bag
I am not able to show you a photo of the tool kit, it is missing.
Here is the compartment. To open the tool kit compartment, pull the tab down to release the cover. From time to time (after washing, rain storm etc) it is advised to remove the tool kit and dry it off to help stop any corrosion from forming.
This is the key operated steering lock and ignition control switch. You will have had two keys supplied with your Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe – they both operate this switch.
It has several positions and this section outlines what each one does. the Legend is below the image.
1 = When the key is in this position the engine ignition is OFF and the Steering lock is OFF. You can remove the key in this position.
2 = When the key is in this position the engine ignition is ON and the steering lock is OFF. The headlamp and tail light is automatically ON. The key cannot be removed. This is the position the key will need to be in to start the engine and ride the motorcycle.
3 = When the key is in this position the engine ignition is OFF and the steering lock is ON. The headlamp and tail light remains ON (parking lights). You can remove the key in this position.
4 = When the key is in this position the engine ignition is OFF and the steering lock is ON. You can remove the key in this position. This the most common way to leave you motorcycle.
Note #1. Be careful not to accidentally lock and leave your bike in position 3 – Parking Lights on. On a sunny day it is easy to do, you may not notice the lights are on and could end up with a flat battery.
Note #2. The front wheel / steering must be turned to the left when engaging the steering lock
Note #3. When moving the key between positions 1 and 4, the key should be gently pushed in / downward. Do not force the key.
The Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe racer has a sealed type battery fitted. You have no maintenance activity except to ensure it remains charged. Long periods of inactivity, quoted as being around 6 months, will require the battery to be periodically charged. If you check the voltage, it should be 12.3 volts.
Battery Location and Access
The Battery is located behind the side panel under the seat on the right side of the motorcycle. The side panel is easily removed, no tools required. Pull the top two corners away from the frame, two fixing pins will release from the rubber grommits in the frame. Then lift the side panel upwards from the bottom locating pin. Put the side panel somewhere safe to avoid it getting damaged or scratched. You will now see the battery, as shown below.
The spark plug should be cleaned and checked as part of the service regime. The spark plug fitted to the Stallions Centaur engine is manufactured by NGK. The factory issued owners manual quotes two different NGK spark plugs, these being D7REC2 and D7EA.
NGK D7REC2 and D7EA Spark Plugs
These are both manufactured by NGK, the D7EA appears to be a popular version also being used in VW air-cooled engines. There are many spark plug cross-reference websites. You can check HERE to see other manufacturers equivalent spark plugs.
Spark Plug Gap
- Clean ceramic part of spark plug, keep it free from water and oil
- The spark plug gap should be set to 0.6 – 0.7 mm
Drive Chain Maintenance and Adjustment
I include this only because it is in the original owners manual. I suggest you take your Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe to a good workshop. But if you want to do it yourself, perhaps this section will be of help
Drive Chain Maintenance
The chain and sprockets are exposed to dirt and debris from the road and this can cause the chain to wear. A suitable lubricant may be applied to the chain after it has been cleaned. However too much oil will result in dirt staying on the chain and cleaning the chain with spirits may cause the factory applied oil (during manufacture) to be removed and accelerate wear. Take advice from a specialist if in any doubt.
Drive Chain Adjustment
If you have cause to adjust the drive chain adjustment on your Stallion Centaur 150 Cafe and you need to make adjustments yourself this may help you.
This image shows you where the adjustment takes place and identifies key items. Below is a guide to adjusting your chain.
1= Rear wheel spindle
2 = Lock nut on adjuster
3 = Adjuster / tensioning bolt
4 = Markers on rear swing arm (both sides) to ensure rear wheel is aligned correctly
How to Adjust your Stallions Centaur chain
Put your Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe racer in gear and move the motorcycle slowly until the upper part of the chain is taught. Place your motorcycle on the side stand and check the upper part of the chain remains taught.
Measure chain tension at the centre of the lower section, with the motorcycle on the side stand. Place a rule or steel tape measure against the underside of the swing arm and using only finger pressure lift the chain and then push down on the chain.
Measurement A should be 20mm to 30mm.
To adjust the chain:
- Loosen the rear wheel spindle
- Slacken the adjuster lock nut
- Use adjuster to ensure chain is correctly adjusted. Check adjustment is equal on both sides of the swing arm. Check using the markers.
- Tighten adjuster lock nut
- Tighten rear wheel spindle
Air Filter Inspection and Cleaning
The air filter on your Stallions Centaur 150 Cafe is behind the side panel on the left (when sat on bike). The side panel can be removed by gentle pulling the top two corners away from the frame, they will release from the rubber grommits. Then slide the side panel off of the lower fixing pin.
1 = Three posidrive head fixing screws
2 = Air filter
Remove the three screws (1) from the air filter and put them somewhere safe. The air filter (2) will simply pull out from the side of the air filter box.
The Stallions Centaur air filter has two parts to it, as shown in the image below. It has a solid plastic core and a foam filter ‘sock’ that goes over it. Cleaning is done by blowing compressed air from the outside inward. This will remove dust and dirt and should be done as part of the service regime.
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