Is there a reason why my scooter battery is not charging while driving?

by Lori
(Huntsville, AL)

I have a practically new 2006 Eagle scooter that sat in a garage til September this year. The first thing I did was replace the battery and charge it up completely. It worked great for about a month.

About 2 weeks ago I tried to take it out and it was dead. I charged it for 24 hours and then took it out the next day and the battery dies after a 20 minute drive at a red light about a half mile from home. I finally get it started and get home and the next day I take it out again and don't get a mile from home before it completely dies.

What could cause this and is it a easy fix or not?

I have:
- replaced the battery
- charged it on a trickle cycle several times

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Jul 16, 2014
ground wire NEW
by: Anonymous

what is a ground wire

Feb 03, 2012
by: Jim Zeiser

It could be a bad ground wire. Check the ground to the engine and frame. Then test with a voltmeter across the battery while the scooter is running. You should have at least 13 volts running and 12.5 with the engine shut off. I could also be a regulator gone bad if you don't get he required voltage.

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