Why can't I get power to start or run my Chinese scooter?

by Larry Wert
(Lafayette IN. USA)

Yes, I have a 2008 YY50QT China moped... it ran fine and I turned it off. When I tried to start an hour later, it would turn over but no fire, Turned it off to check, make sure that it had fire, the next time I tried to start it there was nothing... not tail lights, no starter, dash lights, hasn't started since. Checked fuses all are good.

Any ideas? Thanks Larry

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Jan 30, 2012
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by: Anonymous

do a continuity test on spark plug cap the chinese ones are very cheap and burn up quickly. Replace the cap with a known good one. we see this alot at the shop. fyi

Oct 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

Try what I did,
I had the same problem, scooter was running fine, I heard a pop, shut it off. Went to start again and would crank but not start. I was not getting a spark, so I researched and replaced the CDI (ignition module) and the solenoid. I Also replaced the spark plug. ($60.00 for all three items). Now she runs like a champ, starts on first crank. A lot of the electronics and parts on the Chinese scooters are junk from the factory I am finding out, so you may have to replace bit by bit

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