What could stop a 250cc scooter from having electrical power?

by Larry Jenks
(North Carolina)

I have a 250cc electric start scooter, when I turn the start switch on, I get zero electrical. I have checked all the various switches to make sure they are in the correct position. I have checked two different fuses, good. What else could stop a scooter from having any power anywhere? Battery has a full charge, but no current to any function on the scooter.



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Sep 02, 2012
Troubleshoot the Battery NEW
by: DrSCJ

I just bought a new Power Rider SL 250 and I had the same problem with charging the battery. The light on the charging cable was green but when I disconnected the charging plug I had a low power showing on the meter. How can I check to see if there is a problem? Send any comments or assistance to caraway.sylvester@gmail.com Thanks all you experts on scooters "America's Next Frontier for Driving" LOL

May 24, 2010
rocketa 250
by: Katie H., PA

Ours had a similar problem and it turned out there was paint on the connections to the battery. Once cleaned off it was fine and has not had any problems since.

May 23, 2010
Had the same problem
by: ixmoylan

I had the same problem with my Duke Touring 250. I was trying to install an alarm system, was probing the connections with a multimeter. Ended up blowing the fuse that was inline with the positive lead on the battery. The fuse didn't visually appear blown, but after manually bridging the connection and restoring power I found the bad fuse.

If anyone else has this problem, and you have voltage on your battery, keep looking for bad fuses, you'll find one eventually! :)

May 05, 2010
Did you Check that Fuse?
by: Jim Zeiser

It has to be a bad fuse or a ground. Since you can't get a manual the next best thing is to go to the people who can help you. Try either www.scootdawg.com forum, www.scooterrebels.com forum or scooterdoc.proboards.com One of those sites should be able to supply you with the answer. I'm still sticking with the fuse at the solenoid.

May 04, 2010
no electrical power
by: Larry

Its a 2008 SL250-22 Sunl. This is the first problem I have had with it. Sure wish you could just buy a service-repair manual.

May 03, 2010
Fuse at Solenoid
by: Jim Zeiser

I don't know what type of scooter you have but some 250s have a fuse at the solenoid on the right side of the scooter right above the dipstick. Sometimes this blows and leaves the scooter powerless. The problem is that usually there's a wire at the handlebar that rubs through and pops the circuit. Check the fuse, check the wire.

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