Can you help with my Vento Triton R4 scooter starting problem?

by Brian Adams
(Wisconsin)

I own a 2004 Vento Triton R4 Scooter, that started once and now won't restart. It sat outside all winter, with about 1/4 tank of gas. About 2 weeks ago, I put some HEET in it, filled up the tank, and got it started.


Now, with a full tank, I have been trying to get it started all day without any luck. The battery is now dead, and I have been kicking it all day.

My dad suggested using some ether, but to be honest, I am not sure if that would help. Any suggestions/things you think I should check? Any help would be great!

Thanks!

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Jul 29, 2015
Hard to start the engine, starter & spark plug are good NEW
by: ATG

If your beloved Vento Triton R4 won't start the engine.

Here is what to look for...
1. Battery must be 12VDC or higher.
If you have no scooter battery, use your car
battery.
2. Look under the gas tank, you will see the
ATG Petcock. The ATG Petcock has a 21mm
Brass Bolt with two output tips.
Remove the top black rubber hose from
ATG Petcock to Fuel Filter.
Remove hose at the input of the fuel filter.
3. Squeeze the left clutch, press the
switch down (top bottom), then press the
start button (lower switch)
4. Starter will turns and making sound.
5. Look at the Black Rubber Fuel Hose that you
just disconnected. If you don't see fuel
coming out the ATG Petcock is defective.

If you are lucky, you can remove the ATG Petcock out of the gas tank. Be very careful when pulling out the ATG Petcock, because ther is an ATG Fuel Filter is attached to the ATG Petcock.
The filter maybe clogged and you can clean it.

ATG
a.l9609@gmail.com

Mar 26, 2011
Trial & Error
by: Loosegrit

Jim has a lot of good thoughts. You cannot work on starting without a good battery. If yours is not holding a charge well Walmart has a small battery for only $30 that fit a lot of scooters. Look in the auto section with the others batteries.

Keep us post,

Mar 25, 2011
OK
by: Jim Zeiser

You say you got it started and now it won't start. What happened in between? I would change the spark plug, charge the battery and try again. Today's ethanol based gas can cause gunk in the carburetor but I would like to see a new spark plug in it as a base line. CDIs love to crack the insulators on a plug and a new one is always called for when you're not sure. Also, when you put in the new plug, spray some starter fluid in the engine, put in the plug and then try to start it. Sometimes it just needs a little shot to get going.

Mar 25, 2011
Still curious
by: Brian

I am not really sure what you are saying. I understand your point that you can't leave gas in the carb, but how would that explain it starting before and not now?

Mar 24, 2011
I'm not a mechanic.
by: Loosegrit

You can not let gas sit in the carb. Modern gas leave a vanish film. If you feel you can take the carb apart and use spray carb cleaner. YouTube has videos to show you how.

Personally I just buy a new carb ( online about 45 to 60 dollars ) they are easy to change. For adjustments all you have is the air/gas mix screw use 1/4 turns until you find the right setting.

Its may be time to replace the battery.

Ether may start the scooter but won't solve the problem.

Good Luck and hope you get back to scootering soon.

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