Why does my new scooter die every time I give it gas?

by Aaron
(Portland OR)

My new Eagle 50 scooter

My new Eagle 50 scooter

Just got my brand new Eagle 50 scooter from Green Earth Scooters, I changed the oil first thing, filled the gas tank, and double checked all my nuts and bolts.

The lil' guy will start up just fine, but then either dies right away or will stay idling till I go on the throttle, then it just dies... Any ideas or suggestions? Really eager to zip around on this lil' guy... Thanks Aaron

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Mar 12, 2011
All fixed!
by: Aaron

Thanks for the advice, Right after I posted, I cleaned the carburetor out and adjusted my idle, Everything works great and I am riding everyday...Found lots of good advice and suggestions to help me trouble shoot on this site, so thanks for that...you rock.

Mar 11, 2011
by: Jim Zeiser

First I would check and make sure that all the vacuum lines are secure. It sounds like a lean out problem. If not that, then a jet in the carburetor is plugged and the carb needs cleaning.

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