Why does my new Cali Classic make a scraping sound?

by Christina S.
(Escondido, CA)

I purchased my NEW scooter from a scooter store and it rode like a dream... for one day. Then I hear this hideous scraping sound only when I turned and now it's constant.

Straight, turn, brake, it's there haunting me! I asked the owner and he was telling me that it is normal for the first few hundred miles. I have just under 300 miles and everyday it gets worse and worse.

Please tell me I'm not crazy! I don't hear other scooters around town doing what my poor Cali Classic does.. :( Any advice would be super appreciated! Thank you much friend!

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Sep 20, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Don't contact Mike. He is in sales not warranty or repairs. Go to your dealer who hears complaints like "scratching, makes noises, scraping" etc...
Have you actually got down on the floor and looked for what could be making noise? Check to make sure the center stand (when its in the up position) isn't scraping against the case. Many scooters have a rubber circle attached to the center stand that falls off.
See if mudflap is bolted to bike securely. Change gear oil. If you have over 3000 miles and have never changed the gear oil, noise may be coming from broken rear wheel bearings. Front ones break too and create awful screeching (rare) Get down on the floor and look for problems with bike running, turned off, on kick stand, off stand, someone sitting on it etc. Work the problem then fix or replace issue

Feb 12, 2012
kymco scraping sound
by: cabana

I have done a variator twice on a kymco agility and it has gone through alot of belts. It has made that scraping noise ever since it was new what makes that noise? I know its not the clutch any ideas

Feb 08, 2012
Take it back
by: Jim Zeiser

If your dealer won't fix it then contact Lance directly. Scraping noises are not normal and could be a sign of engine or bearing trouble. They also go under the name Alliance Powersports. Ask for Mike.

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