What else can I try to fix my Xingyue Eagle starting problem?

by Steven
(Kansas City, MO)

I currently own a 2008 Xingyue Eagle XY150T scooter that has trouble starting and staying started. I have cleaned the fuel tank, replaced the fuel pump and cleaned the carburetor.

All worked well for 2 months and now is back to having starting problem. Any ideas on what I can try next?

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Sep 03, 2012
Eagle 15 won't start or hard to start NEW
by: Anonymous

Mine had this problem and it was the vacuum lines leading up to the vacuum operated fuel valve; my rubber vacuum lines were cracked and would not hold a vacuum so the fuel valve would not open or stay open for the fuel to reach the carburator. these lines go from the carb to the fuel valve and then somewhere else i don't remember, just replace them all.

Jun 06, 2010
He's Absolutely Right
by: Jim Zeiser

When a Chinese scooter becomes hard starting the valves are the primary suspect. Chinese valves are two piece and spun welded and stretch for a number of miles. Usually when someone says the scooter is hard starting we say, "Ah, you've reached 1,000 miles I see." That's when the exhaust valve tightens up and disrupts engine compression.

Jun 04, 2010
Trouble starting.
by: Izzy

It sounds like you might need to have the valves adjusted. I had the same problem. I had them reset to .004 on the intake and .005 on the exhaust. The bike starts and stays running without any problems.

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