Archived Scooter Repair Questions

Other Miscellaneous Issues

On this page, you'll find our scooter repair questions archives, containing questions that past visitors to the site have asked concerning other miscellaneous scooter repair and maintenance issues.


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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 strange sounds in a scooter. 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 Miscellaneous Repair

Click below to see past questions and answers regarding miscellaneous repair issues in a scooter.

Is there a way to get a replacement key for a Yamaha VWS scooter? 
I have purchased a 2006 Yamaha VWS 49cc scooter, went to pick it up, but the owner has lost the only key to it. They have offered to give back our money …

Does anyone have any knowledge about Royal Purple products for scooters? 
Royal Purple products have come highly recommended to me for my scooter. I drive approximately 50 miles a day at full speed. I want to make sure my Honda …

Any suggestions on my problems with a chain tensioner replacement on a Xingyue 260cc scooter? 
Replacing chain tensioner on a 09 Xingyue 260cc scooter, 31 total miles, Yamaha clone. While the old one was off, the engine was turned over once. Put …

Why would the kickstarter on my JMStar scooter be slipping? 
I own a JMStar scooter, 150CC. Kick starter is "slipping", sometimes not returning to up position. I have replaced the starter (it was bad) and the battery. …

How do I find a quality scooter mechanic for 49cc scooters? 
I just bought a used 49cc X~treme scooter. It has no pull starter and I had to fix the disc brakes and front end. I got it for $40 and it was a mess. I …

How do you check the automatic choke on a 03 Derbi GP1? 
Have to crank it forever when it's cold. Once it's warm it starts fine. It doesn't seem to be flooded and there is no high idle when it does start. …

What is a technics nut? 
My VIP champion scooter came with a special note saying not to use the technics nut, I'm not sure what they are talking about and I didn't see anything …

Where can I purchase any type of repair/service/parts manual? 
My Scooter is a 2010 ZHENHUA MPPST150-9 three wheel, with the TY157QMJ-2 Engine. I am looking for anything that will help me to maintain, diagnose, repair …

Where can I find a break down of all body parts for my 1987 Honda Elite 150 scooter? 
I have the general manual which shows every scooter but no specific body parts (true names) for my 1987 Honda Elite 150. I have a general manual for scooters …

Where can I purchase a book that will help me fix my Wildfire 150D scooter? 
I have A 2008 wildfire 150D scooter. I can't find a manual to pinpoint why I can't get it to run. It's something with fuel and might have some electric …

Can you tell me where the air filter is located on a SL150-21b model? 
Can you help me to locate on my scooter where the air filter is and how do I get to it to clean/change? Any help would be appreciated... thanks.

Can anyone provide an exploded view on my 50cc VIP scooter? 
I need to put the front end back together on my 50cc VIP scooter. A friend took it apart to fix it but moved away before finishing the job. What I need …

Can I bypass the kill switch on the right handle bar? 
My scooter won't start. It won't even fire but I can get it to fire if I move the kill switch back and forth so that tells me my kill switch is going bad. …

Can I replace my muffler on my Genuine Buddy 125 scooter myself? 
My muffler on my Genuine Buddy 125cc scooter is loud and although I cannot find a hole, I think it needs to be replaced. I have the Genuine Buddy 75th …

Why does my scooter sound like it is something in the spokes when I ride? 
The sound just started today. When the bike is still it sounds normal, when I reach 10 miles an hour it sounds like someone put paper in my spokes... like …

Why won't the chain stay connected on my scooter? 
I have a stand up scooter and it starts and runs fine, but during normal operation, especially when I accelerate to top speed, the chain just pops loose. …

How do I replace the speedometer cablein a Lance Vintage 150cc scooter? 
I need to replace the speedometer cable in my Lance Vintage 150cc scooter, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Can anyone tell me the procedure?

Where can I find the owners manual of a Xingyue ita150t 2007? 
Does anyone knows where can I find the owner's manual of a 2007 Xingyue ITA150T scooter? Any help would be appreciated...

How do I change a clutch off its shaft without the rear wheel spinning? 
How do I change a clutch off its shaft... the easy way without the rear wheel spinning? I want to do this so I can replace the broken drive belt. It's …

Why would my Genuine Roughhouse scooter be jerking back and forth? 
My Genuine Roughhouse 50cc scooter has less than 2000 miles and is lurching at 5-10 mph. It idles fine; no problems when up on stand... but when I take …

How do you adjust the chain on a 2005 Baron 150 T-E scooter? 
I do not have a repair manual for my 2005 Baron 150 T-E scooter, so I'm sort of at a disadvantage to do any repairs. Can someone tell me how to go about …

Where can I find the fuse box on my 2007 150cc Xingyue moped? 
I've been looking for the fuse box for hours and I can't find it, can someone help me?

Where can I find a manual for my scooter? 
Know where I can get a complete English version manual for a Zhenhua MC-TS9 trike? User's manual that came with is very incomplete. I need better info! …

Where does the gas line connect to? 
I unplugged my gas line, how do I plug it back up?

How do you open the seat on a 2008 Visa Sundance Scooter? 
I just bought a 2008 Sundance Visa Scooter and cannot seem to open the seat. How do you open the seat?

Is there a gasket on a muffler on a Lance GS-R 150cc? 
Is there a gasket or should there be a gasket between the muffler and the manifold (bottom of engine where muffler connects via 10mm nuts)?

Where can I find parts for a 2008 TNG Milano 150 in Canada? 
I am looking for the steering shaft and front rim, but I am having problem finding parts that can be shipped to me in Canada. Anyone know of a supplier …

Where is the fuse for the turn signals on a Velocity 150 Scooter? 
The turn signals on this scooter don't work. Is there a fuse for them and if there is, where is it located? Thank you.

Why is my 2008 BMS TBX 260 overheating?? 
First off, I LOVE this scooter!! It's my ONLY form of transportation & for the most part, it runs like a "TOP" but, I've had an over heating issues... …

Where can I find parts? 
I own a autobody shop in Canada, am also an auto dealer. I recently purchased 10 Eaglecraft and 8 Velocity scooters at auction, all 2008 and all still …

How can I fix my steering to stop it pulling to one side? 
I ran my scooter into a curb and laid it down in the process. Now it seems to pull to one side when I ride it. It feels like the handle bars are not in …

How can I prevent damage to a Honda Silverwing engine that hasn't been started in a long time? 
Hello! I would like to buy a 2004 Honda Silver Wing that has not been started for between 18 to 24 months. Can you tell me what procedures I should follow, …

Are Kymco People parts for a 2006 model pretty much the same as a 2009 model? 
Hi... first off I would like to say thank you for all the help. I'm going to buy a Kymco... would parts for a 2006 people 250cc be hard to find or labor? …

What kind of gear lube should i use in my scooter? 
I'm getting ready to do some maintenance on my scooter and am wondering what type of gear lube is it best to use?

Where Can I Get Tech/Repair Info? 
Where can I get tech/repair info on my Vespa, and also my Honda aero50, Yamaha 50cc dirt bike, and others I may obtain?

Is This the Crank Shaft or Gear Case of My Scooter? 
I own a LRX LZ50-FT 2 cycle scooter. I bought 90W 80 gear lube for the crank shaft and need to know if it's OK to use this. I also need to know how far …

How do you prevent your gas line from freezing in the winter? 
My scooter never wants to start in the winter and someone told me it's probably the gas line freezing. IS there a way to prevent this from happening? …

Anyone with experience adding Leovince exhaust to Yamaha Zuma scooter? 
I have a 2009 50cc Yamaha Zuma scooter. Will I gain performance if I put a Leovince ZX exhaust on my scooter? Will I need to change carb jet?

Anyone Know a Repair Shop That Can Handle a Gear Oil Change? 
I have a Rocketa, 50cc gas scooter(MC07-50T). The regular oil and gear oil needs replacement from time to time. It is easy to change the regular oil... …

How do I change the key switch on my chinese scooter? 
I lost the keys to my scooter, so I used the kick starter for a while then it broke clean off. Now I'm just trying to replace my key switch. Any one …

Where do I find parts for JMStar scooter? 
Need a small plastic piece that is part of key switch system for JMStar 150 CC, MC SL-19 model, where can I buy? Answer: LaDonna... Have you checked …

Is it possible to buy replacement keys for a Genuine Buddy scooter? 
I lost my keys for my scooter. Can I buy a new set? I just want to know how do I go about buying a new set of keys for my Buddy 05 scooter. Answer: …

How can I get optimum performance from my Shanghai Shenke 49cc scooter?  
I've read numerous blogs and have tried many things to optimize my scooters performance. It was running quite well before I tinkered with it. Reached between …

Where can I purchase repair parts? 
I need a back hub for a Bashan bs48q-2 moped... it's a 2009 model. Answer: Bobbie, check out the FAQs on this page; you'll find your answer just fine: …

How do I remove the plate surrounding my magneto coil? 
I have a little red 50cc Eagle moped/scooter thing, and I need to remove the plate around the magneto coil, but can't figure out how to get it off the …

How can I fix my moped, so the steering is not stiff? 
I just got my moped like two weeks ago. It's brand new and a 150cc. I took it around the block yesterday and the steering was very stiff. Before it …

Do I need to worry about a Kymco g5 oil warning light? 
I have a Kymco g5 scooter and the oil warning light is always on since my last oil change. It has 20,000 odo reading. Most scooters here in the Philippines …

Where could I find a Shenke Scooter Manual Sl250-22 on the Web? 
Can I print an Owners Manual for this Scooter somewhere? Thank you.

How do I replace a starter clutch on my 150 scooter? 
My scooter is making a loud noise. I took the belt cover off and checked the belt; also checked the areator bearings and areator shaft. I took it to …

What is the compression ratio for a 93 Razz scooter? 
I am having problems with top speed, and I'm wondering if it could be due to compression ratio? I need to know the compression ratio for my scooter. Can …

How do you set the clock on a United Motors Matrix II 170cc scooter? 
I can't figure out how to set the clock on my Matrix II 170cc scooter. The owners manual leaves a whole lot to be desired. Can anyone give me some direction? …

Do we have the radiator hose connections backwards on our Tank scooter? 
I had the radiator repaired on my wife's Tank 250cc touring scooter. Wondering if I might have hoses backwards... from the top left two hose ports, the …


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