5 Common Problems With Honda Shine Bikes (Do This Before…)

honda shine bike problems

Every bike has its fair share of issues; the trick is finding out what those quirks are so you can prevent them or at least know the maintenance you’ll have to keep up with to get the best performance. 

5 common problems with Honda Shine bikes:

  1. Low Pickup
  2. Overheating
  3. Abnormal Sound from Front Wheel
  4. Start-Up Issues
  5. Poor Mileage

Let’s discover these problems in more detail and find some solutions so you can enjoy your Honda Shine.

5 Common Problems with Honda Shine Bikes

Here are five of the most common issues people have complained about, what might be causing them, and some solutions to get back to riding your Honda Shine.

1. Low Pickup

One of the issues people express about the Honda Shine is an abnormally low pickup. A weak or inconsistent spark can result in poor ignition, slow acceleration, or low pickup.

Carbon, oil residue, and pitting on the spark plug electrodes will also contribute to this problem. A blocked air filter may prevent enough air from entering the combustion chamber, resulting in an excessively rich air/fuel combination and poor acceleration.

2. Overheating

If your Honda Shine is overheating, it may be due to a broken water pump, a damaged radiator fan, stale coolant, a filthy motorbike radiator, or a cracked radiator cap.

Start by getting your engine oil changed and your radiator coolant cleansed because the major causes of an overheated engine are improper cooling, lubrication, or combustion.

By doing this, you’re giving your engine new liquids that can efficiently combat the heat of the motorbike.

3. Abnormal Sound from Front Wheel

A pebble, piece of grit, or piece of road filth wedged between the brake pad, and the rotor is frequently the origin of the grinding noises Honda Shine motorcycles make from the front wheel.

Even while not pressing the brakes, you could hear this abrasive rubbing sound if the amount of material jammed in your brakes is substantial enough.

It’s relatively simple to fix motorbike front wheel noise from brake pads and rotors. Don’t be misled by vibrations from your handlebar or rumbling or buzzing from the wheels; wheel bearing issues cause these humming or rumbling noises.

How to repair or check your motorcycle’s brake pads for issues. What you’ll need to stop squeaky wheels:

  • Sandpaper of grade 150.
  • Lighter.
  • Rubbing alcohol is made up of at least 70% isopropyl.

Here is a step-by-step procedure for removing the dirt that has been adhered to your pads. Or even out the brake pad, which may be the noise source.

  1. Sandpaper should be rubbed over the motorcycle’s brake pads in a circular motion to remove all dirt.
  2. Sandpaper should be applied to the rotor’s two sides once again.
  3. The oil, grease, and other pollutants on the brake pads will be burned when some isopropyl rubbing alcohol is applied and lit with a lighter. The flame will ultimately go out, and the alcohol will finally evaporate.
  4. Apply the same procedure to the rotor.
  5. To clean the brake pads and rotor, use tissue paper.
  6. Install your disc brake rotor and pads and remember to take in the scenery.

It’s time to swap out the brake pads for brand-new ones if the problem continues.

4. Start-Up Issues

People have said that there are start-up issues with the Honda Shine bikes for both the initial start-up and stalling after stopping in traffic.

There are plenty of reasons for what might cause start-up issues, depending on where the problem originates. 

A blocked petcock is one potential problem that might prevent your motorbike from starting. An engine fuel control valve is a petcock that regulates the gas flow between off, on, and reserve positions. 

A little screen aids in keeping gunk out of the petcock, although corrosion and stray material fragments might hinder flow. A slight rattling of the petcock can assist in clearing any obstructions, but replacement or thorough cleaning may be required to get your bike functioning again.

Remember the last maintenance you did on your motorbike, whether you rode it yesterday or it has been in storage for months. It’s possible that you washed your bike, which might have led to water getting into unfavorable spots.

Look for any areas where water may have entered your bicycle or where it may have harmed the electrical components, knobs, or other elements.

It’s recommended to check the motorbike over carefully for any difficult knobs or adjustments, as you may need some WD-40 to loosen up tight switches and dials on bikes that have just been taken out of storage.

5. Poor Mileage

Some people have said they only get 30 to 33 mileage with their Honda Shine bike. Many factors can cause mileage issues with a bike, but the easiest fix is low tire pressure. 

You can check the tire pressure by kicking the tires or attempting to push the rubber in with your thumb. Check it out and fill it up if necessary if it goes in. The recommended tire pressure ratings will be in the handbook. 

Additionally, manufacturers apply labels on the tank or swingarms for rapid reference. Depending on how you ride, check the pressure once a month or if you notice a slow reaction from the engine. Additionally, you may get tire monitoring equipment from internet shops.

Riding methods might also impact efficiency. Continuously traveling at 40 km/h could seem absurd. Depending on the bike, cruise at a pace where the engine feels and sounds calm, often between 3000 and 5000 rpm.

Avoid braking abruptly. If you spot an obstruction in front of you, carefully slow down and accelerate until you achieve the target speed while using the brakes early.

You’ll be more effective and safer by following these instructions.


Many things can cause issues with your Honda Shine bike, but many of them can be avoided with proper maintenance and knowing how to ride and store your bike correctly.

Hopefully, this list was able to shine some light on why your bike is having issues and gave you some solutions to try. 



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John Muranko

John is Founder and Senior Bike Editor at ProBikeCorner. John is a bike and travel addict who has cycled through 17+ countries and doesn't really have any plans of stopping. He´s passionate about helping others by creating technical resources, in-depth reviews and more…

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