Can you help with my scooter problem?

by Charles Hoover
(Baltimore, MD)

My scooter has a loud clank or knock, what ever it is, coming from the electric starter area. My scooter is not been used hardly; it has a little under 500 miles... I've been trying for some time to figure out what the noise is... I am scared to ride and hurt the bike more...

I've tried the valves, I took the cvt cover off and can't find the source of the noise or I could more likely fix it! When I start it up, you can hear it pretty loud... maybe the gears that the electric starter connects to?

I have not a clue... can anyone help me? I have a Yamati rx150 2007; sometimes it goes away when it gets warm, not every time... please help; it's been over a year and don't like taking my bike to anyone not if I can do it... but i might have to this time. Thanks for your time... John

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Apr 06, 2010
Inspection Time
by: Jim Zeiser

Have you checked to see if the starter motor is tight? If it's flopping around it could be making noises. Single cylinder engines vibrate and loosen their nuts and bolts periodically. It might be time to see what's about to fall off.

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