Is my scooter electrical problem something to do with the ignition switch?

by Keith
(Chesapeake, Virgina)

I'm having an electrical problem in my scooter... OK, this happened once before (weird, I don't know if I fixed it or I just moved it around) but my bike was doing fine, then this morning I noticed that when I went to start it, it would not turn over. Completely dead. No nuthin.

I noticed that the ignition was... working backwards. That is, the key would only disengage in what would be the ON position. And when I turned it to the OFF position, the key would not come out. Like it's backwards.

Anyway, I checked the fuse, that's fine. I also am pretty sure that it's not the battery, because I tried my ride on mower battery with it and it wouldn't do anything with that too (that battery works fine). So, the fuse is fine. It's not the battery.

Next, I'm going to go check the spark plug but that doesn't make sense, it has to be the ignition switch... right?

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Sep 21, 2014
scooter dealer NEW
by: Anonymous

Problem: Loose wiring in front end where ignition connects to wiring harness. The china wires have metal barbs that go into the plastic connectors. Sometimes they weren't put in far enough to 'catch' their backward facing hook; therefore making it sometimes start and sometimes not.
Solution: Manipulate wire barbs and make sure they are secure and making a contact that won't wiggle out.

Sep 20, 2014
random false dead battery symptom NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a scooter dealer an came here to find the answer to the same question. Scooter ran fine. Turned off. Try to start and nothing like Id just blown a fuse but fuse looked fine (note* some fuses look okay but are still broken) Battery was also brand new so it couldn't be that. Boggled now I just went ahead and kick started to get it going. Then killed it and then the electric start began working again when before it was acting as if a fuse was popped and it had a dead battery but both inaccurate.
Now the customer is telling me it won't even kick start. I don't get what the issue is. Perhaps jacked up wiring in front end. Its a BMS Heritage (Znen) but it has one of those retarded alarm systems on it which I'm convinced is to blame for all this crap. I'll be back with a solution. Its likely the alarm or junky wiring around ignition area so I have to take front end off. I hate china

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