Archived Scooter Starting Questions

Scooter Hard or Slow to Start

On this page, you'll find our scooter starting questions archives, containing questions that past visitors to the site have asked concerning issues with the lights in the scooter being hard to start or slow to start.


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I like to keep the numbers of questions on our current Scooter Answers category pages down to a usable minimum. Too many questions to scan through can be overwhelming. So I've created these archive pages so that you can still find answers to almost any scooter question through search, but the most current (last month's) questions will be easier to scan through and answer or just learn from.

So, this archived scooter questions page is about scooters that are hard to start or very slow to get started. If you can't find what you want here, feel free to explore the other archived topics listed here. And actually, the easiest way to find anything in our database of questions and answers is probably to use our site search box:

Archived Questions About Scooters That Are Hard to Start

Click below to see past questions and answers regarding issues about scooters that are hard to start.

What does it mean when my moped has battery power and is trying to start but won't fire over? 
I thought at first my battery was dead. Then I fully charged it and it's still doing the same thing. It's trying to start; it's turning over, but just …

Why is my scooter not starting properly? 
My scooter is two years old. I didn't know to take the battery out or trickle charge it over the winter. It has been in for its four hundred mile check-up, …

Where is the starter on a 2008 Shanghai Shenke 49cc scooter? 
My 2008 Shanghai Shenke 49cc scooter will not start, starter turns but does not engage. I don't even know where the starter is located on this 49cc scooter. …

Why doe,s my vespa only start on full throttle? 
I have a Vespa PK 125, on which I have replaced all the bearings and oil seals. This was because she would only run on choke. Now she will only start on …

Is my clutch the reason why I can't get my scooter to run? 
I replaced the CVT belt on my 2009 50cc Jonway Rally Scooter and now if there is any resistance to the rear wheel, it dies. I must have the rear tire …

Any ideas why my scooter takes so long to get started? 
My Peugeot Speedfight 2 is fantastic - it travels comfortably at a very steady 60 - 70 kph. But it takes a long time to start. I almost flatten the battery …

Why won't my scooter start at the beginning of each day? 
I have a 2008 Eagle 150 BO8... When I try to start it for the first time of the day it drains the battery dead before it will start. But once it starts …

Why does my scooter take forever to start up and won't idle correctly once it does start up? 
First off this site is so cool, been looking it over for a bit. Anyways, I have a cheap Chinese scooter, and I am completely new to this scooter world …

Why does my scooter take so long to start? 
I own an Urban Tank 50cc scooter and I'm having trouble getting it to start quickly. When it first starts, it almost dies when you rev the throttle, but …

Why is my drive belt on my scooter sounding rough? 
My scooter's drive belt broke, so I replaced it with adiquit belt. But while in the process I changed transmission gear box oil also because it said in …

Any idea why I am having a hard time starting my 50cc Roketa scooter? 
My 50cc Roketa scooter is having a hard time starting... it has spark and fuel. I tried 3 new carburetors, a new coil, cdi, spark plugs from another new …

Why won't my X-treme 150 scooter start? 
Sometimes the scooter idles, but it will not run for long and sometimes it will not start at all. Can anyone tell me what to check or do to fix this problem? …

Why does it take awhile to start my 2007 Sunl/SL150 scooter? 
When I go to start my Sunl/SL 150 scooter, it wants to lose power when driving? I do hear noise from the carb. Any ideas what's going on?

Why does my Velocity MP50-04 have a starting issue? 
The engine is hard to start, and sometimes it won't start. And the acceleration is lagging. I just purchased it. I have put on about 15 miles... …

Why is it hard to start my 2008 150 Shenke scooter after not using it for a few days? 
I am having trouble starting my Shenke scooter. I am using the right gas (over 90 oct) and the scooter runs great once it starts, but if I don't use it …

Why doesn't my scooter start? 
Just a couple of days ago I was riding it perfectly... I've also had it in my garage for 2 years collecting dust, then I got it out, threw out the old …

Why does my scooter have problems starting? 
When I try to start my scooter, it takes me a while and many tries... when I do start it, it works for a while, but when I leave it idle, it dies. I …

How do I start a Honda Ruckus scooter? 
We just got a Honda Ruckus scooter, not sure the year (2003-2006). It has 31 miles, just sat in a garage for years. I charged the battery, and can get …

What else can I try to fix my Xingyue Eagle starting problem? 
I currently own a 2008 Xingyue Eagle XY150T scooter that has trouble starting and staying started. I have cleaned the fuel tank, replaced the fuel pump …

Are there any other causes that will keep me from starting my Eaglecraft Verano 150cc scooter? 
I had trouble starting my Eaglecraft Verano 150cc scooter one day, then the next day it started just fine... Then found a loose wire that drained the battery... …

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

Why is my relatively new scooter having trouble starting? 
I'm having trouble starting my 50cc scooter. It doesn't happen all the time and has just started and I have only 1100 miles on it, only 9 months old. …

Why does my scooter take so long to start? 
My scooter is new, yet VERY hard to start. When warm it runs OK, when cold takes forever to start, why? I have a Velocity 50cc new 2009 Scooter I won at …

Anyone know why my scooter might be losing power? 
I have a Chinese made 150cc scooter; it's very hard to start and dies out at stoplights. It has a new spark plug, fresh gas. Anyone have any ideas what …

What Do I Do for a Scooter That Won't Stay On? 
The scooter starts OK, but once I hit the gas it cuts off. Any ideas on what I should do?

Can I Get Some Help on How to Start My Scooter? 
I have a problem starting my gas scooter each day this is a new scooter had 6 miles on it when I picked it up I have followed instruction on starting it …

What could be wrong with my electric start? 
I turn my key to the on position but my lights & dash don't light up, plus I can't use my electric start, whats wrong? I have a "Bemine 150cc BMS" scooter, …

Why am I having trouble getting my scooter to start consistently? 
My scooter, a 150cc Chinese make - 4 stroke, starts fine with the electronic switch for about 3 - 4 times in a row, switching it off by hand every time, …

Why am I having trouble starting my scooter? 
My scooter won't start and it sounds like the kill switch is still on off. My scooter has been having this problem for a while. It sounds like no gas is …


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