Can you help me figure out why my scooter will not start?

by Katy Surprenant
(Englewood Florida)

I have a Chinese Xtreme 150 scooter and when I turn the key on, kick stand is up, kill switch is off, gas gauge goes up. I pull in the right brake to start it, and I lose battery power (the gas gauge goes down again).

I can hear a click when I pull the brake in. Where should I start looking for the problem? The battery is full charge. The fuse on the battery line is good. The horn won't work. When I turn on the blinkers... no blinking, just a high buzzing sound.

I took off the cover, and I don't see any wires amiss. This scooter ran fine yesterday...

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Oct 11, 2011
not starting
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem, scooter was running fine, I heard a pop, shut it off. Went to start again and would crank but not start. I was not getting a spark, so I researched and replaced the CDI (ignition module) and the solenoid. I Also replaced the spark plug. ($60.00 for all three items). Now she runs like a champ, starts on first crank. A lot of the electronics and parts on the Chinese scooters are junk from the factory I am finding out, so you may have to replace bit by bit

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