What is wrong with my scooter?

by Destin Thomas
(Panama City Beach, FL, US)

I just bought a used 2008 Vento Triton and it ran great for the first few days. Now it will start up perfectly fine, but whenever it gets above 10mph the scooter sputters and shuts off.

The gas tank is full and it has oil as well. If it helps, it's a two stroke motor. I don't know what's going on with it, help?

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Feb 17, 2016
Heellpp! NEW
by: Anonymous

Why does my scooter bogs on and off when im driving, while using full throttle.

Feb 17, 2016
Heellpp! NEW
by: Anonymous

Why does my scooter bogs on and off when im driving, while using full throttle.

Mar 23, 2011
by: Jim Zeiser

First, change your spark plug. Two strokes and spark plugs wage a life long war against each other. If that doesn't cure it, look for a loose or broken vacuum line on the carburetor.

Also you might need to see if the intake manifold is cracked. When the scooter is idling listen for hissing. That's a sure sign of an air leak.

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