Can You Help with Gas Line Leak - Nonfunctioning Throttle in New Chinese scooter?

by Janet Bratter
(Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

My Chinese 50cc scooter

My Chinese 50cc scooter

I bought my 50cc scooter new a couple of months ago. I recently noticed a slow drip from the fuel filter area and haven't known what to do about it. Just tonight I was riding it when the throttle suddenly got stuck in wide open position.

I turned it off with the kill switch. But when I tried to start it, it turned over but wouldn't start. The throttle handle doesn't rotate...

Please help with whatever you can suggest...

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Apr 27, 2010
Same thing happened to me
by: Anonymous

When I was driving my brand new scooter, it just stopped. But then, I couldn't turn it on again. A friend of mine checked the spark plug... it looked okay... then placed it back. We couldn't tell what the problem is. Then we tried to turn it on and it worked again.

I drove it.. it almost stopped again.

What could be the problem besides cold weather? Any other ideas? Please. I cannot ride my scooter because I am afraid it will happen again.

Thank you! This is a great site BTW.

Jan 04, 2010
Cold Could Be It
by: Kathi

Glad to hear you got it going again, Janet! I know my husband's motorcycle won't start or stay running when it's under 40 degrees, so it's probably the same for your scooter. Could be a warm weather fan. ;)

Jan 03, 2010
mysteriously fixed
by: janet bratter

Well, thanks for putting up my scooter repair issue and the picture....very attractive....

But surprise, surprise....when I went back to where I had locked it up last night (and got a total stranger to drive me back to where I'm staying proving there are nice people everywhere) , the sun had been warming it up. The throttle was no longer stuck or frozen or whatever was causing the engine to race dangerously last night.

With the wind-chill factor and the 28 degree temperature it could have been the cold that caused the problem. I'd like to know if anyone else gets problems like this in cold weather or if it might have been something else I should know to anticipate.

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