Can you help with getting my scooter to go after replacing a drive belt?

by Anonymous

My drive belt broke, we replaced it and it starts right up but won't go anywhere? What could it be? Thanks!

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Mar 02, 2011
It's more than just the belt!
by: Rick Rudge

Hi Anonymous,

Like Jim said. It's not just putting on a belt after your last belt broke, but there's a whole lot of things inside that CVT that need to be looked at too. It's all an integrated system. Also, have you considered just running it while the cover is off to see how the belt runs on the center stand?

If this seems a little bit too much for you, you can always take it into a shop that works on scooters. This is such a standard thing with most scooters that any shop should be able to work on that. They should be able to take a look at it and see what wrong, if you can't.

Best of luck.

Nov 11, 2009
Check Things
by: Jim Zeiser

One of the bad things that happens when a drive belt breaks is the "pre-break" period. Strands from the belt and rubber chunks get wedged in the variator and clutch. All you can do now is take the variator apart an make sure it's clean and check the clutch too. Taking the clutch apart is a pain but if debris is holding the engagement arms you have no choice. I would check the variator first, clean it then start and run the scooter and see if the belt rises and spins the wheel without the cover on. Everybody on Scootdawg does that before they put it back together so they know where they stand.

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