Archived Scooter Startup Questions

Issues with Scooter Not Starting at All

On this page, you'll find our scooter startup questions archives, containing questions that past visitors to the site have asked concerning issues with a scooter not starting at all.


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So, this archived scooter questions page is about scooters that won't start at all. 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 Won't Start at All

Click below to see past questions and answers regarding issues about scooters that won't start at all.

Can you help me figure out why my new Milano 150 scooter won't start? 
When I push the start button on my Milano 150 scooter nothing happens. The battery is charged, what can it be? I have the battery fully charged, i put …

Why won't my E-ton 2002 Beamer scooter start? 
I have an E-ton 2002 Beamer scooter that won't start. It has good spark, getting plenty of gas to the spark plug. It has good compression, battery is holding …

Why does my scooter start with kick start but not with electic starter? 
I have a Kymco Bet & Win 125cc. The stator coil was burned so we replaced it with the previous one the shop took out a few years back which we tested and …

Why won't my 1982 Honda Passport scooter turn over? 
First off I have a 1982 Honda Passport-70cc-3 speed scooter. Well, during the winter, my battery died multiple times, I would then bypass w/ my kick-start …

Cany you help me get my 150cc scooter started? 
All right, where to start. I got my 150cc scooter straight from the dealer, brand new in July of 2010. It started several months without fail. Then it …

Can anyone help me figure out how to get my Tank Urban scooter started? 
My Tank Urban 150 scooter sat for a year, I put in a new battery, it cranks but won't start, I don't think it's getting a spark to the plug. What next? …

Can you give me suggestions on troubleshooting my scooter? 
The scooter is a JMStar 2500 CC. While riding recently the scooter just stopped running. Checked battery and it was making fire. Had plenty gas. When …

Nothing happens when I turn my key on? 
I have 2 2008, Vespa Uno 50's. Nothing happens when I turn the key on, they won't start, no lights, nothing. Is there a fuse box somewhere? I have misplaced …

Why won't my scooter turn on? 
My scooter's battery died and the scooter's electricity will turn on when I charge the battery but the engine won't turn on and the battery won't stay …

What can I do about my Honda 250 Reflex not starting after sitting for 3 months? 
I have a 2003 Honda 250 Reflex motor scooter... after letting it sit for 3 months, it will not start. It tries to start and when you put fuel into the …

Why did my Geely z scooter just quit?  
I just bought a Geely z scooter (2003) and while driving down the road it just quit. Engine died and lights went out. Electronic start has no response. …

Why can't I get my Xor scooter to start? 
Hi. I have got a generic xor 50 scooter that won't start. Can you help me? I was riding down the road and it started slowing down and then stopped like …

Why can't I get my Xor scooter to start? 
Hi. I have got a generic xor 50 scooter that won't start. Can you help me? I was riding down the road and it started slowing down and then stopped like …

Any idea why my scooter will not fire up? 
My scooter is imported from China (big shock), and I have not been able to locate anything about it online. It's a yo-yo scooter th50qt-20 manufactured …

Why won't my Roketa scooter start? 
My Roketa 49cc scooter will not start, has spark, will not fire with starting fluid. Has gas when vacuum is applied. Has compression, at least when checking …

What is wrong with my Skyfire 150cc scooter and how do I fix it? 
I am a 1st time scooter rider... My Skyfire 150cc scooter ran great for 40 miles and now will not start and is leaking gas into the filter. What could …

Why won't my Jonway moped start? 
I own a Jonway MT 2009 50cc moped. I had it for two months and I had already changed the battery twice, the spark plugs more than 5 times and the fuse …

Why doesn't my electric start on my Lance scooter work? 
I have a 2008 150cc Lance scooter. My roommate hit the left mirror with a football while I was driving it and it died and now the electric start won't …

Can you help with my scooter problem shooting? 
The drive belt on my scooter broke. Seven months later, I put a belt on it.For two days, I could not get it to start. Finally I got it to start. It …

Why won't my Velocity MP 50 scooter start? 
I changed the oil and replaced the light bulb that wasn't working on my scooter, but it wouldn't start. It has no power and the alarm wouldn't turn on. …

What can cause my gas powered scooter not to crank or start? 
My girlfriend's scooter has been acting up ever since I charged the battery. It doesn't sound like it's cranking over. The only things that work on …

Why won't my scooter start? 
I try to start my scooter but once I turn it on, the battery is working and the ignition isn't? The engine doesn't even make noise as if there's no attempt …

Why won't my scooter start? 
When I try to start my moped, it won't start. If I gag the air filter hole, it starts up. I can then turn engine off, ungag it, put filter back in, try …

How much spark do I need on a 50 cc? 
Should I be able to hold the spark plug in my hand and kick it over... it only shocks me some?

What is the procedure for priming and starting up my 2008 Benelli Andretti 150xt Scooter? 
I recently purchased a 2008 Benelli Andretti 150xt scooter that had been sitting in a garage for quite some time and only has a few miles on it. I was …

Why won't my Peace Sports VIP Future Champion scooter start? 
I'm new to the scooter world, and I have a Peace Sports VIP Future Champion scooter that will not start. When I attempt to start it, it makes a whining …

Why won't my electric start work on my scooter? 
When I try to use my electric start on my scooter, it makes a kind of buzzing sound like it's doing something, however, it doesn't actually turn over. …

How do I check the stator and rectifier on my scooter? 
First, thanks for your time. I have no spark when I try to start my scooter. I have checked the coil, cdi, wires. The lights work and motor turns over. …

Is there a trick to starting a 2007 Vespa 250 GTS scooter? 
I bought a Vespa 250 used. It was running when the previous owner loaded it on the trailer for transport, but I can't get it to start now. Is there …

Can you help me figure out what is wrong with my 2007 Wildfire 125-S scooter? 
I bought this scooter from some guy and he told me all I needed was a C.D.I. and ignition coil. Well I bought those and it still doesn't run. I also …

Any idea why my Znen260 scooter will not start? 
I have a Znen 260s scooter and the starter spins when trying to start, but it won't engage motor to turn over. All the gears on the starter and fly …

What could I be overlooking as to why my 50cc scooter has no spark? 
Hello, I have a Chinese 50cc scooter that won't start. Has no spark, I have replaced ignition coil twice, tested all connectors and even disconnected kill …

Can anyone tell me why my dad's scooter won't start? 
My dad bought a brand new scooter and laid it on its side in his garage. Now it won't start. He said maybe it could be something with the carburetor? …

Why does my scooter cut out when I sit on it? 
I have a 125cc GoMoto scooter... it was going fine till one afternoon I tried to go home, all it does it starts perfectly, but as soon as I sit on it, …

Why won't my new Schenk 150cc scooter start by electric start or kick start? 
I just bought this Thursday night. It ran great Friday, blinkers worked and electric start started. Friday night took it to go get fast food at 10p.m. …

Why can't I get my 2006 Diamo Classic 50cc scooter to start? 
I have a 2006 Diamo Classic 50cc that won't start. I have gas to the carb and spark at the plug, but my scooter still won't start. All of my lights …

Why won't my scooter get gas? 
My scooter won't start or stay running. It will start if you feed it gas manually. I've replaced parts on fuel system and replaced carb but am still having …

Why does my scooter hum, but not start? 
Scooter only makes small humming noise when attempting to start, but that's all! Any help or suggestions you can provide would be so appreciated! …

Any idea why my Honda Helix is having a starting problem? 
Hi... My 1986 Honda Helix CN250 won't start. Sounds like a dead battery but I've already re-charged the battery, and lights, horn, digital dashboard lighted …

Why won't my scooter electric start? 
I forgot to cover my scooter when I went to sleep and when I woke up the next morning, it was pouring rain. When I tried to ride it afterwards, the electric …

Why won't my VIP Future Champion 50cc scooter start? 
I have a VIP Future Champion 50cc scooter and it will not start. I've checked everything and brought it to a scooter sale and repair shop who said it was …

Why is my scooter's starter not working (usually)? 
My Scooter is Chinese made, brand name "Viva". 50cc. It has the following problems: The starter usually doesn't work. Sometimes it starts up fine, but …

Why won't my Honda Elite scooter start? 
My Honda Elite will not start. By mistake I left the key sitting on ON. When I tried to start the scooter it was dead, so I tried to charge my battery …

How to start a 150c.c. GY6 engine when both electric and kick start are out? 
I have a 2006 Motofino 150 c.c. GY6 with approximately 5000 miles on it. While riding last week, the motor started losing power and I had to pull over …

Why won't our Keeway Venus Scooter start? 
The starter on our Keeway Venus scooter is working and it is getting fire. I have even tried to manually feed the gas but it still will not hit. Also, …

Why won't my Kymco scooter start? 
My Kymco 150cc scooter won't start. My battery is OK. I had it checked out. I turn the key on, but the starter won't turn over. I dismantled the kill …

Can you help me figure out why my scooter will not start? 
OK... so I've done multiple troubleshooting steps... I am getting fuel and spark but no fire... I've disconnected the intake tube from the carb and tried …

Why won't my scooter start now? 
I was riding my scooter the other day and it acted as if I was running out of gas. I pulled over and then it shut down. Now it acts like it wants to …

How do I get my scooter to start after being laid down? 
I had a minor accident on my scooter. I ran over a large tree root and laid it down on the right side. I can't get it to start now. What should I do?

Why is my scooter DEAD? 
I don't know what happened... my Lance 50cc scooter won't start. It was fine, I had the battery checked and it is fine. It acts like it has no charge. …

Could removing tumblers from an ignition switch eliminate my power? 
Won't start (tough one)... Was given a TNG LS 49 from my daughter. It is a 2006 that she purchased new. Only has 45 miles on it. It has been sitting for …

Does a JOG have a starter to check? 
I have an older JOG that just clicks when I try and start it and it's on a battery charger. Does this have a starter to check? It doesn't kick start either. …

Why won't my new Eagle scooter start? 
I bought a Eagle 50cc scooter the other night which had 5 miles on it. While driving it home going up a slight increase on an overpass, went up OK (obviously …

Why won't my scooter start after getting wet? 
I tried to find a leak... was advised to wash the scooter to find leak; now it won't start... tries to start, but won't. The gas was working OK before …

Should I use ether to start a scooter engine? 
I bought a motor scooter at a yard sale for $50.00, It wouldn't start so I used ether, but when it started with the ether it stopped. What is wrong?

What could be the reason my spark plug keeps shutting off? 
Every time I try to start the moped, it gives a spark for a bout 1-2 secs and than nothing after that. Then if I turn the key off and turn it back on it …

Any idea why my scooter won't start? 
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 …

What could stop a 250cc scooter from having electrical power? 
I have a 250cc electric start scooter, when I turn the start switch on, I get zero electrical. I have checked all the various switches to make sure they …

Can Anyone Help With My Starter & Horn Issues? 
My electric starter doesn't work and the horn doesn't work unless I'm accelerating... what's the cause?

Can You Help Me With My Scooter Start Problem? 
What could make my scooter not start with a full battery charge? I charged the battery fully but the scooter will not start electronically. Any advice? …

Any Ideas Why My Scooter Will Not Start? 
I have a 2003 Derbi GP1. I was riding the other day and all of the sudden it shut off. I can't get it to start. I've checked the spark plug, fuses, gas …

How can I make my new scooter start? 
My new scooter doesn't start, only it cranks but no engine is kicking in. Any advice please?

Why won't my 49cc Eagle scooter start? 
I have a Chinese 49cc scooter, it has no brand on it but I've been told the common name is 'Eagle 49cc.' Ever since I got it (about a year ago), I've had …

Why am I having trouble starting my Kaitong Power Runner scooter? 
I have a Kaitong Power Runner 125 49cc scooter, won't start, turns over strong. It's a 2007 and I just brought it, no manual, sorry to say. I checked …

Why doesn't my electric start work? 
I have a 2008 Chinese 49.5cc scooter. It's a Wildfire, although that doesn't tell you much, I'm sure. Basically, my scooter has been doing great. A few …

How do you kickstart a scooter? 
I'm a scooter novice, how do you kickstart one?

How can I get my 24cc Mosquito gas scooter to spark? 
I have a 24cc mosquito gas scooter that does not get any spark. Well yesterday I finally got my scooter to run for a short while, then one of my goofball …

How do I get a gas powered motor scooter to start? 
Gas leak, new spark plug. Answer: Bobby, I'm no gearhead, but I can tell you right now that it's going to be difficult for any of my mechanically-inclined …


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