Any idea why my wife's Znen 150cc scooter is hard to start?

by Anonymous

My wife has a new Znen 150cc Moped, Model ZN150T-18 bike. After she fell (on the left side) while riding, it will start but only run for a couple seconds unless you turn the throttle to keep it running.

After it warms up, it will start and run with no problem. I suspect the problem is the automatic choke. Your opinion will be greatly appreciated.

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Sep 04, 2010
check the floats in the bowl
by: Anonymous

check the float bowl, floats could have unseated.

Jul 15, 2010
by: Anonymous

It sounds like your valves need adjusting since your wife fell on the left side of the bike. Exactly what happened to my scooter

Jun 12, 2010
by: Anonymous

Check the fuse in the battery compartment too, they had a bad batch that sometimes have intermittent contact.

Jun 06, 2010
What the Heck
by: Jim Zeiser

Also it might be time to check the valve adjustment. intake valve .004 in. exhaust valve .005 in.

Jun 04, 2010
Loose Wire
by: Jim Zeiser

He might even have had the wire fall off the auto when the scoot fell. The connections on these things aren't the best to start with and an impact could cause it to fall off completely. He should look for that too.

Jun 04, 2010
Hard time starting
by: Izzy

The best way to check the auto choke is to disconnect the choke wires. Take off the air filter. Place your hand over the air inlet of the carb and try to start the scooter. If the bike starts and runs with your hand covering the air inlet, then most likely you have a bad auto choke. If the auto choke has gone bad, it's not a hard fix. I hope this info can help you.

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