Cany you help me get my 150cc scooter started?

by Rachel
(Dallas, Texas)

All right, where to start. I got my 150cc scooter straight from the dealer, brand new in July of 2010. It started several months without fail. Then it got to the point where it would only kickstart, so I took it to the dealer where it is still under warranty... They treated me like a complete moron. "Have you been taking the keys out or leaving the kill switch off?"

I left it there for two days, they said they found nothing wrong with it. It still wouldn't start without the kickstart. Three weeks ago, it didn't start at all, so I borrowed my mother's truck with a lift gate and hauled it to the dealer, four days before Christmas.

They kept it until the weekend after New Year's and replaced the battery because a cell was dead in it... I've had it since then and it has only started four times, I drove it every day, on the fifth day it wouldn't start and it still won't start.

I put it on the trickle charger, but I'm afraid it still won't start and I would really like to not go back to the dealer, because I'm sick of them talking to me as though I'm an idiot. Any suggestions on what to do?

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Aug 03, 2012
electric starter NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had problems with my electric starter not working but when I mess with the wires in the back of the starter it will always work so yall can try that.

Jun 21, 2012
mine buzzes NEW
by: Anonymous

mine broke the key inside so we were using the key start and now it wont start but buz when we try.

Mar 10, 2012
Starting problems with my 150cc scooter NEW
by: Anonymous

Im having a simular problem like this now! My scooter wont start either. When kill switch is in on position it wont do nothing. But when kill switch is in off position it at least turns over but of course it wont start in that position.Blinkers, brakelights, horn, ect all work fine. Can anyone give some advise on this problem before I pull all my hair out lol???

Jan 28, 2011
Easy Scooter Starting Tips
by: Artist Bob

I know this is going to sound naive, but---Is the kickstand all the way up when you try to start up? Check to make sure your keyed switch is in the ON position. With some of the keyed wheel locks you need to turn the key all the way into the UNLOCK position before turning it back to ON.
Make sure the ON - OFF switch on the RIGHT handlebar is not in the off position. It is easy for this switch to get aligned in the OFF position. I never use this switch for this reason. I just use the Keyed Ignition switch.
These are just a few of the past mistakes I have made during the course of getting to know my new scooter. It would be nice if it is this simple. Good Luck

Jan 23, 2011
Gotta Love It
by: Jim Zeiser

"I got my 150cc scooter straight from the dealer, brand new in July of 2010. It started several months without fail. Then it got to the point where it would only kickstart,"

So tell me. Has anybody adjusted the valves yet? You used it for several months and put some quantity of miles on it-correct? It either isn't charging the battery and the regulator or stator is bad, it's losing compression because of tight valves and just cranking away in frustration or it needs a new spark plug. These things aren't rocket science. Why are dealers so dumb they can't fix things anymore?

Jan 19, 2011
by: Ed

When you say it will not start what is not working.
Does the starter ingage and engine turn over?
Do you have a voltage at the starter when you
push the start button.

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