Any idea why my scooter won't start?

by Lily
(Baltimore, MD)

Scooter won't start... and now the motor is getting weaker... My scooter cut out and wouldn't stay idle when I was driving it the other day. A couple days later it just wouldn't start at all. My friend had to give me a jump, so I thought it was the battery.

But I took it to a battery place and they said it was fine, but to charge the battery, so I did. It still won't start and the other day the motor wouldn't rev up to its maximum either. Also, the accelerator handle was sticking when I was going full speed a couple times.

Any ideas on what's wrong?

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May 25, 2010
Scooter help for starting
by: Anonymous

Try replacing intake manifold-they crack.Tighten gasket around intake manifold. Check electronic connections-they get disconnected. Check fuse they get disconnected.

May 15, 2010
no start
by: scooterchick

How old is the gasoline in your tank? Have you checked the fuel filter, air filter?

May 14, 2010
Way out there
by: Jim Zeiser

It almost sounds like your voltage regulator is bad and killing your battery and sucking the life out of your system. When you do get it running, you should have 13.5 volts across your battery terminals. If not, your system isn't charging.

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