What could be causing the strange sound my scooter is making?

by Andrea
(Nashville, TN)

My scooter makes a strange sound and vibration when taking off. I have a Sym Fiddle II, 125cc. The scooter was purchased a year and a half ago and has 700 miles on it. It recently started making this strange grinding sound just after taking off... I suppose it would be the equivalent of when it's in 2nd gear... and there is a vibration accompanying it.

It feels like it is from underneath the seat in the engine area. Just trying to get some ideas as to what it might be. The scooter isn't that old or have very many miles on it. It had its first oil change last year at around 400 miles, as recommended by the dealer.

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Jun 30, 2011
hope this helps
by: kevin

My 2009 Schwinn 150 scooter does the same thing. Upon taking off it vibrates like hell. Its the centrifugal clutch engaging. I've already taken mine apart & cleaned the clutch pads, but it starts doing the same damned thing shortly thereafter. CHEAP PARTS. P.S. My 2001 Yamaha Vino NEVER HAS ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL !!!

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