Any idea why I would have no power to rear wheel of my scooter?

by Anonymous

Hi, I have a 50cc gy6 scooter. My belt broke while riding. I replaced it and fired it up. Starts right up and idles just fine. When I give it gas, the rpms go up as normal but no power to the rear wheel. I'm thinking bad clutch or gear?

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Aug 22, 2023
Must tighten during belt pulley to torque NEW
by: Ron

I experienced the same problem and found the pulleys nut (which I reinstalled only hand tight and not to torque spec) had loosened so belt wouldn't get "squeezed" or gripped by same pulley device... hense engine runs but no power to rear wheel. I
used "reverse" on my impact wrench to tighten it ... riding and grinning ear to ear since.

Nov 26, 2016
same problem NEW
by: Jake StGelais

i am having this same problem but the belt did not break and it does not rev up unless there is no weight on the tire and it is in the air. Please help!!

Sep 30, 2015
Atif Ali NEW
by: Anonymous

I have not too much idea about that issue and my personal opinion is that, only experience and expert technician can given you a perfect answer. Find online superior papers for your all important projects.

Apr 22, 2015
scooter problems NEW
by: Anonymous

i have a 50cc scooter and it starts up just fine and idles just fine but when i give it gas it wants to die whats wrong with it?

Jul 26, 2014
help NEW
by: krissy

i have a 150cc gy6 my belt snapped on mine and also, but broke my clutch, had it fixed at a shop. it will start, but i have no power to take off, i can take off if i start on a hill but not from a flat . what could the issue be, please help!

Jun 03, 2012
identical problem.... NEW
by: Ian

I've an MBK 272 CC - belt snapped on A12 - had it replaced by local motorcycle shop, including rollers! It still won't pull away correctly but builds speed once it does! So, on the flat - ok - uphill (even slight gradient) proves dangerous - can't use. Any ideas? I'm mechanically ignorant which is why I rely on 'professional mechanics! but this has proved futile.

Feb 12, 2012
by: Jim Zeiser

Take off the side cover over the belt and watch the variator and clutch while running. Your problem will reveal itself. The belt should rise in front and sink in back as revs pick up.

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