What can I do about my 50cc scooter getting harder to start?

by Glenn S
(North Carolina)

I own a 50cc scooter that is getting harder and harder to start. It won't start at all now unless you spray with starter fluid. Then it will run fine till you turn it off. Repeat to start again.


Opened carb, which was very clean, but I sprayed every hole all clear. The fuel pump is working will spray gas into carb. Would have to twist throttle over and over to get it started now will only start with spray. I adgusted float to different positions and no change.

Any suggestions?

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Feb 07, 2012
Turns over hard to start
by: Marie

My 1999 AE50/R Suzuki, would turn over but not start, I tried the spray in the air filter and yes it would run for 1/2 min, so I took the plug out, poured gas in the plug hole, put plug back in, and them tap the carburetor just lightly, and now my scooter runs so smooth, the float gets stuck.

Now add a fuel additive to your gas to keep the float and parts running smooth. This is a 2 stroke, 35,000 km, rode flat out at the best of time. It was in the shop for this... cost me $50 and quit working when I got it home. Now I know how to fix it myself! Good luck; hope this helps you... I am a 71 yr young female! :)

Sep 22, 2011
Valve adjustment
by: Jim Zeiser

The 50cc scooter has an original valve clearance of .002 inch. It tightens up very quickly and when it does it won't start or run right. They need adjusting now based on what you're saying.

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