What is the procedure for priming and starting up my 2008 Benelli Andretti 150xt Scooter?

by Bud
(North Carolina)

I recently purchased a 2008 Benelli Andretti 150xt scooter that had been sitting in a garage for quite some time and only has a few miles on it. I was told that I would need to prime the fuel system so the scooter would start up and run once it cranks up, however,the owners/users manual could not be located and I don't know the procedures.

When I turn on the ignition all electrical functions operate, however, when I slide the ignition switch to on and press the starting button nothing at all happens.

I have fully charged the battery and have also taken the starter off and tested it and it operates fine. When I push the starter button all the electrical functions continue to operate (lights, horn, turn signals, instrument gauges, etc.) as if I had not pushed the start button.

Thank You for your time and help in this matter.

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Apr 01, 2020
Nothing lights up when I turn on the ignition on my 2008 benelli Andretti 150xt NEW
by: Anonymous

Turn signals and horn work

Aug 05, 2011
My Benelli andretti 150xt needs a new v belt
by: Phillip

My only problem is that the belt is so worn i cant see what size it is on it, can someone help me plz figure out the size i need for this scooter plz

Sep 26, 2010
Thanks Guys!
by: Bud

I appreciate your input on my problem and I'm happy to say that my problem has been solved... It was a faulty brake switch. So I'm up and running and enjoying my scooter.

Sep 19, 2010
Check the side stand
by: Mark C

Zim Z gave two key points about starting a scooter. I am not personally familiar with the Benelli but most scooters won't start if the side kick stand is in the down position. They have a kill switch that has to have the side stand in the up position to deactivate.

Sep 19, 2010
Two Things
by: Jim Zeiser

First, are you squeezing the rear brake handle when you push the starter button? It won't start otherwise.

Second, make sure the kill switch is in the proper position. If it's in the off position it might not work either.

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