What should I do to prevent problems with my Chinese scooter?

by Beth
(Tonawanda, NY)

Sweet Ride!

Sweet Ride!

I have a 2009 ECharm that I LOVE. I have not had any real problems with it... yet. What should I watch out for or how can I prevent common problems?

I have read that electrical problems are common in Chinese scooters. Can I upgrade parts of the electrical system to prevent problems?

Just trying to be proactive!

Still LOVING my ECharm - Alot!


Answer: Hi Beth... Glad you love you love your scooter so much. I've heard good things about the eCharms. Have you read this page of the site?:

I'm sure Jimmy Z. will soon be chiming in here too. He owns a Chinese scoot and is a big proponent of how well they can run with a little TLC. :)

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Sep 21, 2011
Electrical Problem with Chinese Scooter
by: Peewee

Hey, Beth, I'm raising my hand here - I have a Chinese mystery scooter built by the NINGBO DONGFANG LINGYUN VEHICLE MADE CO., LTD. What a freakin' mouthful, eh? It's a Dongfang model DF150STD. I must be the only person who owns this beauty because, notwithstanding cruising the Chinese scooter forums and blogs, I've never seen a reference to that model.

Anyway, I won't bore you all with the circus involved with putting that mystery together. Needless to say, it was a challenge. Anyway, I now have an eletrical problem that has me bugged.

At one time, I had a fully lit instrument panel, including the high beam indicator light. All of a sudden, I now have the top half of the instrument panel and no lit high beam indicator light. I suspect a fuse or maybe a bad connection under the front cover.

I changed the in line fuse in the battery compartment - no luck. So, I'm stuck. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. By the way, the mystery ride is brand new.

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