Any idea why the headlight on my scooter is dim?

by Robert Baldwin
(Gulfport, MS)

I have a Mc-17-150k Roketa scooter. The headlight is extremely dim on high and low beam. All other lights seem normal. I took the front cover off and the rectifier caught my attention when I touched it as it was extremely hot.

The only other problem I have is that it is hard to warm up in the winter. Any help would be appreciated.

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Oct 02, 2016
Headlight problems NEW
by: Peter

My 2008 rockets mc 17 150 Sicily headlight burns dim and when I mash brake lever it gets bright help would be appreciated

Nov 01, 2014
Re: Mc-17-150k Roketa scooter NEW
by: Jeffrey B. Krott

Anonymous' response on October 31, 2014 is a good one, but I would like to suggest that you go further. Are you using the original battery? It may not be rated high enough. You need to have a batter that is rated at 9 to 10 Amp/ Hours. If your battery is rated at something below that rating, it needs to be replace.

Also, if you have been running your scooter with a battery that is rated to low, then there may be some electrical damage somewhere else in the electrical system. Often, voltage regulators / voltage rectifiers are not always correctly matched with your scooter, so check it as well. Don't expect the retailer which you purchased the scooter from to back you with warranty coverage in these circumstances, especially is these parts were not working correctly when the scooter was delivered to you. The company may get tired of you quickly.

Just as anonymous on October 31, 2014 said, don't purchase any part that have been manufactured in China.

Oct 31, 2014
parts NEW
by: Anonymous

if any of the parts your ordering are from china that's your problem search the same part made in japan or germany.

Aug 09, 2011
scooter battery
by: Jeffrey B. Krott

One thing I found out from the technician at the scooter retailer I bought the scooter from is the fact that the battery that is shipped with the scooter is provided just for the inital setup of the scooter.

The technician told me that the original starter that is shipped with the scooter needs to be replaced. This is because the battery that is shipped with the scooter is on 6.5 to 7 amp hours. A batter rated at 9 amp to 10 amp hours is needed to start the scooter.

Unfortunately, I the scooter retailer sent me 4 different 6.5 amp hour batteries at different times and never informed me that a 9 amp or 10 amp battery was required by the scooter for it to run properly.

By using a battery with too low of an amp/hour battery, the voltage regulator/rectifier that is supplied with the scooter is mismatched to the battery.

A battery rated at 9 or 10 amp hours will supposedly be properly matched with the voltage regulator/rectifier.

I will soon discover for myself if this is indeed the case.

Aug 09, 2011
Exactly what I was thinking of doing.
by: Jeffrey B. Krott

Richard, I went out and bought some LED lights to mount them because I had the same idea. My problem was, that after I discovered this particular problem, my scooter developed a short in the wiring that fried my voltage regulator/rectifier.

The scooter company sent me a new wiring harness with a new voltage regulator/rectifier and a new starter celenoid.

I hooked up the new wiring harness, new voltager regulator/rectifier, and the scooter would still not start. I called the scooter company and said that my starter was bad. So they sent me a new starter in the mail, and I got it today.

My problem now is trying to figure out how to get to the starter that is on the scooter and remove it. Trying to figure out how to remove the starter now. Once I get the new starter installed, I will see if the engine turns over.

If the engine turns over, then I will be happy, but I am thinking I need a new spark plug, so I will ask the scooter for a new spark plug.

After replacing these parts, if the scooter does not start, I will seriously consider blowing it up with some C4.

Aug 08, 2011
alternatives to lighting
by: Richard

I am having the same problem on my scooter. I have installed 2 LED fog lights on the front of my scooter and wired the switch under my front fender. They work perfectly for headlights. Took me about 2 hours. Wire them straight to the battery and mount them and you are set.

Jul 29, 2011
Dim Headlights
by: Jeffrey B. Krott

I have the same problems with dim headlights. I have talked with many people, including the company I purchased my scooter and scooter parts companies, and no one has an answer for me.

I have had many electrical problems with my chinese made Eagle Sporty 150. I don't think the companies supplying voltage regulators/rectifiers are shipping me the correct voltage regulator/rectifier.

I have spent more time trying to repair my scooter than I have spent time riding it. This is really sad, and I am really mad.

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