Is there anything I can do to get my scooter to run better?

by Anonymous

I have a brand new 2011 PGO ligero (genuine buddy) 50cc that is cutting out, lurching, coughing and sputtering once it gets into the higher gears. It is fine in the lower gears but when you pick up some speed an going up hill it feels like it is misfiring.

I was wondering if this is something that will go away as it is driven more or is there some adjusting that needs to be done. I will take it back to the dealer but I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something that I could do myself...

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Aug 16, 2012
Possible fuel prob NEW
by: 2013 Buddy in OP KS

Sounds to me like pre ignition. I have a buddy 50 and it does not do that. Try making sure you're getting pure 91 octane or better fuel. I had to do my research to find a gas station with separate hoses for the different grades of fuel. When you pump gas from a pump with one hose you get about half a gallon of the gas the last customer pumped, usually regular. That will mix and drop your octane rating of the fuel in your tank since scooters have such tiny tanks. I was also able to find a station with ethenol free premium (thank god). Ethenol can draw in moisture, separate in the tank, and help mess up your carb. Also have your dealer check the plug, carb adjustments, and timing. Also make sure you're following the manual's guide for breaking in your engine and getting your first service at about 200 miles. Good luck

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