Can you help me troubleshoot my new Solana 2011 scooter that is not working properly?

by Jessica Phillips
(New Zealand)

I bought my 50cc Solana 2011 scooter at the start of December in 2011, and it has been running fine up until this week. (about a month and a half later) The model is quite a cheap one, I paid NZ$1,300 for it brand new.

The problem is that all of a sudden, while I was riding it home from work, I accelerated after going over a speed bump, and it just slowed right down very quickly (I didn't brake)then sped up again. This happened several times over a period of about 5-10 seconds and has happened every time I've taken my scooter out since. It always happens when I'm accelerating.

When it happens it feels like the motor is just cutting out for a second then revving back up. Really weird.

It's almost like the feeling when a manual car is shifting gears, except its more sudden and throws me forward in my seat a little, so I'm avoiding using my scooter for now.

It has an alarm on it, so if it had been knocked over, it would have gone off, so I don't think that has happened. I checked the petrol and there is plenty of fuel in there.

I don't know much about fixing scooters or what the problem could even be, (hence asking for help on here) so I have only checked the basic things I could think of. Any ideas on what the problem could be and/or how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

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Aug 14, 2012
Thanks for your input! NEW
by: Jess

Thank you to you guys who have offered suggestions for what the problem may have been, I got the scooter checked out: the wiring and all the other bits and pieces; it turns out it was the stator in the engine. I don't know what that is, but apparently it was bad news, and not worth fixing or something, so I'm going after a refund for the scooter now, as entitled under the Consumer Guarantees Act. Wish me luck, the seller is being very difficult...


Thanks for the help! It's been much appreciated! =)

Aug 14, 2012
carbourater NEW
by: andrew

hey there bud, i doubt it would be electrical i infact think its your carby not sure on spellign , just google carbouratter as i cant be botherd just got home , but if this isnt working properly it means its not lettign enough gas/ oil too if too stroke into the motor therer for cutting out its a simple fix or you can just buy a new one but you really dont need to , they just need to take it apart and bend a little pin in therre to open the gas flow, id be about 98 percent certain this is your problem

Jun 06, 2012
solana 2011 scooter NEW
by: J.M.

yes i agree it could be electrical! maybe the coil lead to the sparkplug may have popped off and is just sitting on the sparkplug.

Feb 13, 2012
Ground wire.
by: Jim Zeiser

It sounds like you have a loose connection somewhere. Check the ground wires to the frame and engine. You probably knocked something loose when you hit the bump and it's connecting and disconnecting causing the engine to start and stop.

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