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Cheap Chinese scooters... seems you either love them or hate them. Many of my readers love their cheap scoots, but it seems you need to consider buying such inexpensive scooters carefully. Do you like to tinker? Or do you have a kicka** scooter mechanic at your disposal? Are you OK with taking the dollars saved on the purchase price and applying them immediately to replacing some of the cheap parts inside your brand new scooter?

If you can answer yes to most of the previous questions, then a cheap scooter might be just the choice for you! But if not, then buyer beware... you could live to regret your decision. The good news is, there's lots of help here on this site for your cheap scooter questions and/or your Chinese scooter questions.

How to Get Answers to Your Chinese Scooter Questions

You can ask a question here, but since we've already had dozens of Chinese scooter questions asked & answered, there's a good chance you won't need to. You can just find the answers you need RIGHT AWAY, without having to wait for someone to answer your particular question.

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Common Questions About Cheap Chinese Scooters

Question: Why are Chinese scooters such cheap scooters?

Answer: It could be that production costs in a country where scooters have been mainstream for decades are just lower. But it could also be that the manufacturer has used cheap, poor quality parts that won't hold up over the long run. But every manufacturer is different, and some are definitely better than others. A lot can depend on the dealer too.

Question: Why not order over the Internet when such great scooter deals are available?

Answer: Some people are quite pleased with the cheap scooter they bought sight unseen over the Internet. You might be too. But you should check out the seller carefully. Look for reviews here and elsewhere on the Web. Some just take your money and run, either never sending you the product at all, or sending something that never works from the get go. So do your homework and make sure you're ordering from a reputable website. And be prepared to do some work on your scotoer when it arrives... before you hop on to ride it!

So, without further ado, if you have scooter questions about cheap/Chinese scooters that you'd like to get answers to, you can use the quick and easy form below...

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If you have a question about so-called "cheap" or Chinese scooters, ask it here and we'll try to help! But, please scan through and make sure someone hasn't already asked your question, so we don't have duplicate questions/answers on the site. THANKS!

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Other Scooter Brands/Models Questions

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Should I buy a CY50-B TaoTao 50cc 2011 as my first scooter? 
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How do I fix/tighten a loose throttle on my Shenke 2008 50cc scooter? 
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Where can i buy a 800c replacement engine for my taotao 50cc moped scooter? 
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Are Xingue scooters a good value for the money & are they safe? 
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Can you tell me where to find a replacement tire for my Gator scooter? 
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Why is my TaoTao 50cc leaking gas? 
Earlier today, I loaded my scooter into the back of a truck. As soon as we got it strapped down I noticed it was leaking a little bit of gas. By the time …

Can a governor put on to speed up a Gator scooter be replaced so it runs at the right speed? 
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Any idea why my brake light stays on in my Peace Sports scooter? 
I have a 2009 Peace Sports motor scooter and the brake light stays on when the ignition is on. I don't see any switches next to the brake handles. Front …

Why does my 2008 TNG 150cc scooter drain the battery overnight? 
I was wondering if there is any information about problems with TNG Scooters and battery draining issues. The scooter in question is a 2008 TNG 150cc with …

Why is my Tao Tao scooter's headlight shorting out? 
A couple months ago, the low beams on my headlights on my Tao Tao scooter went out. At first, I thought it was just the bulb going bad, so when it finally …

What belt does my scooter require? 
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Why won't my scooter start after sitting in the garage?  
My scooter was been sitting in the garage over the summer. When I attempted to start it, the scooter would not start. The engine at times was about to …

Why won't my Chinese scooter start? 
I have a 2010 Motobravo Roma 150cc Chinese scooter that won't start. It's one of the scooters that looks just like a motorcycle, maybe a ninja. I checked …

How can I get my Peace scooter to start with the push button? 
I have a new 2009 Peace scooter and she looks fine, my problem is that she will not start by the electric push starter button, but she will start by kick …

Can anyone tell me why my 2008 150cc JMStar scooter won't start? 
I have a 2008 JMStar scooter 150cc that is not getting fuel to the intake. I have fuel up to this point but no further. This scooter has always started …

What effect will installing performance parts on my Chinese scooter have? 
What are the basic performance parts I need to get to modify my 150cc Chinese scooter? If I put the performance parts on my scooter will it over heat. …

What do I do about a brand new Roketa scooter whose front end wobbles at 50mph? 
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Why are these Chinese scooters allowed in our country? 
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Why does my Chinese scooter vibrate when I first start driving? 
My Chinese motor scooter vibrates/chatters when I first start driving after it has sat for awhile.(over night) It stops as quickly as after a couple of …

How do I change the spark plug on my 07 Baja SC150 scooter? 
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What type of battery do I need for my Roketa MC-17-150 scooter? 
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How do I stop my brakes from squealing on my TaoTao scooter? 
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Where are the fuses on my 2008 Chua scooter? 
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Why is there a picture of a cellphone on the instrument panel of my Baja SC150 scooter? 
I have a Baja SC150 scooter. There is a picture of a cell phone on the instrument panel. Does anyone know why?

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How can we address our electrical problems with a Sunny scooter? 
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Why won't my 250 Tank scooter idle consistently? 
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Why is my exhaust pipe rattling on my Shanghai Shenke scooter? 
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Why aren't my turn signals working on my new Shanghai Shenke Scooter? 
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How do I remove the blinker sound off of my Chinese scooter? 
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What can I do about my Gator scooter bogging down and dying? 
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How can I figure out what replacement belt I need for my scooter? 
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Why won't my brake lights work on my yy250t Shenke scooter? 
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Why does my chinese scooter feel wobbly on the front end while riding? 
My Chinese scooter feels shaky while riding. Any idea what might be causing that and how I can fix it?

Should I worry about Chinese scooters reputations? 
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How will an 80cc piston work with a carb with a 50cc jet in a scooter? 
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Where does gear shift oil go on a TaoTao scooter? 
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What can I do about scooter running lights that won't come on? 
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Is the light on my scooter instrument panel a warning light? 
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How do I change the coolant in my water cooled 250cc scooter? 
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How can I keep my Shanghi Jmstar 250cc scooter from stalling? 
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Why does my fuel gauge not read on "full" when I have filled the tank? 
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Why do the lights on my scooter flicker off? 
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Why won't my China Scoot start after short trip unless I change spark plug? 
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Can you help me with this problem with my Shanghai Shenke scooter? 
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what type of headlight bulb does a Chinese scooter use? 
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Why don't my headlights come on when scooter is running? 
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Does a 49cc peace sports scooter have a governor? 
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Why do my headlights keep blowing out on my Tank Urban touring 250 scooter? 
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Why does my Peace 50cc scooter die when given gas? 
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Where can I find a picture diagram of the Xinyue xy260t-4 scooter? 
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Why is my brand new 2011 Chinese 150cc scooter start to wobble when I let off the gas? 
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How do I replace the headlight on my JCL 250cc Scooter? 
How do I get the headlight casing off to replace the bulb on my JCL 250cc scooter?

What advice can you give me to get a Sinski Swallow XSJ50qt-4g scooter going after sitting outside for 2 years? 
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Why won't my Furnace Tank scooter start? 
My scooter was running fine. I took it to the store and when i came back out and tried to start it all it did was make a clicking noise. I have a 2006 …

How do I do a brake adjustment to a scooter? 
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Where can I find a pdf or service documents on the timing marks for the kick start gears on a scooter? 
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Why does my front brake stick or grab on my 50cc China scooter? 
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How do I get more horsepower out of my scooter? 
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Can the backplate on an EagleCraft Verano scooter be installed on a ZNEN Carino? 
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What do I do about a dim headlight? 
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How do I raise the seat on my scooter? 
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Why won't my brand new Chinese scooter start? 
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