Can anyone help me figure out how to get my Tank Urban scooter started?

by Reese

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?

I have got the scooter to a point where I can see most everything, can't seem to figure out how to get the cowling off. There doesn't seem to be spark getting to the plug. The spark plug itself is in good shape. The scooter cranks over and over with the new battery but won't start. Any suggestions?

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Aug 27, 2012
does a 2009 49cc wildfire scooter/moped have a fuel pump NEW
by: bones

Can any one tell me if it has a fuel pump couse my gause gage wires r cooked n dried out n fried right at the top of the tank and now I'm not getting any fuel thrugh my sending line or return line I put my mouth on one end when turning it over n it seems like their is a little sucking in the feed line so idk if its just a clog or a fuel pump not getting power

Aug 27, 2012
scooter sat for a year NEW
by: Anonymous

First off u should've cleaned the carb before turning it over that gas is probly gummy starting to turn to ether and make sure ur plug has spark with a tester in the plug end or ground the plug in the wire when the plug is out if u see lighting ur good and make sure their ain't no mice in ur air filter housing or other small rodents making their new home if u got gas n spark it will start every time thre majoir things to a motor gas spark and air and the faster u get it in n the faster u get it out the faster u will go ;-)

Jan 24, 2011
by: Jim Zeiser

Replace the spark first. I've worked on a pair of scooters lately that had sat for awhile and putting in a new plug was the answer both times. Carbs are like poison ivy. You leave them alone and they'll leave you alone. I've yet to have one carb gum up after leaving gas in them all winter and I have seven bikes in the garage. Spark plugs haven't changed in fifty years and have to carry increasing electrical loads from high intensity ignition systems. I suspect them right from the start and am never disappointed.

Jan 19, 2011
Carb Carb Carb
by: Loosegrit

If a scooter sits for more than a month or two without the carb being drained completely varnish will form inside and will not work. It's easier to replace than to clean. Any scooter part supplier should carry them, about $60.00 price shop. If there is truly no spark it is the Ignition Coil the tips often crack on these imports about $20.00.

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