How can I get my scooter restarted after going too fast down a hill?

by Josh
(Stanley, NC, USA)

I was riding home one day and started going down a hill, and yes, I've heard you shouldn't go so fast down hills but I always did and didn't notice a problem. Well this time, about halfway down the hill, the scooter engine cut off. Like if you'd have hit the emergency cut-off switch.

Well, once it coasted to a stop, I attempted to start it again, and the starter just spins and never catches anything.

What did I do to my scooter? What can I do to fix it myself? I'm mechanically inclined on cars, just not scooters. BTW I have a 50cc scooter. and it's a YY50QT

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Mar 18, 2012
Over revving the engine NEW
by: Anonymous

Over revving the engine racing down a hill that way can throw the connecting rod, I know cause when I was a kid I did it to my go-kart that had a 2-1/2 hp engine, the rod just shattered and the
only thing I heard was the engine sounded like I
pulled the spark plug wire off.
It had zero compression of course when trying to pull start it.
Rod is likely to be the first thing to go and they are not very beefy, and spinning under incredable forces not only RPM wise but the explosions from the piston.

Feb 05, 2012
Kill Switch
by: Jim Zeiser

I think you answered your own question. Check the kill switch. You may have bumped it over to the off position.

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