Why does my scooter keep on dying after I run it a bit?

by Raymond
(Palmetto, FL)

I have a silver Peace sports 50cc scooter, 2009 I believe. Its kick start broke off because it's sooo cheap and so there is a little hole there now. So the main problem with my scooter is, the battery keeps dying on me.

I put my kill switch on after I'm done riding it like if I go to McDonalds and after I leave about 30 mins it's not as full charged as when I left it and every now and then I have to use my trickle charger to even start it.

But after all that if it starts or not I run it for about 20-30 feet at about 5-10 mph. and then it dies on me, I have to sit there for about 15-20 seconds and then it starts and it does this for about 3-4 times and it gets better and faster every time that happens but it only gets better if I travel a bit of distance and right now I'm only getting it to go about 25-30 mph and sometimes I go 35 mph.

I used to be able to go 45 mph but it's getting worse. Can someone plz help me with this, it's my only way around and this is definitely not a good sign.

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Oct 28, 2015
good post NEW
by: Aakash

You said that your scooter keep on dying after you run it on short distance and want to know the reason of it. I think your scooter voltage problem or having bad battery. You must check both of them and replace the battery and see the result. if you face similar problem then you must check it with expert who can help you. By the i want to find best mid term paper writing assistance but i don't how can i find such person who can work to keep in mind conditions.

Oct 28, 2015
Re-gap valves NEW
by: Anonymous

Try to re-adjust your valves, this would explain why its getting worse and worse they are falling further and further out of alignment.

Sep 10, 2014
Charging on its own NEW
by: Luwayne

I got an 125cc PGO scooter and my complain is that my battery keeps on going down.And then the bike don't wna start again.Then I have 2 charger it.Its a brand new battery and I changer its once a week cause I use the bike to go to work and its abt 23km from my house to work.What seems to be the problem

Oct 11, 2011
Scooter Dies after running a little bit
by: Rashad

Hey I have had the same problem and it was my Stator....The thing would start up fine and take off fast and like clockwork a 30 seconds later it slowly die not matter how much gas you give it or anything...Change your Stator.

Oct 07, 2011
by: Anonymous

try renewing all rubber pipes going to the carb and clean air filter, i did this and mine works fine. good luck

Sep 21, 2011
Yes, Valves
by: Jim Zeiser

I must be suffering brain fade. These engines can go out of adjustment in the break in period alone by a couple of thousandths. Since the recommended clearance on a 50cc engine is only .002 inch they can tighten up in no time. My mopeds both needed valve adjustments at only 180 miles so if you're in the neighborhood of that or beyond it's time.

Sep 17, 2011
by: Loosegrit

On alot of these small engines, the valves get out of adjustment. If you know how, pick a cheap presure tester ( ex. Harbor Freight ). If not have the presure tested at a repair shop. Might tell you alot.

Sound like a bad battery also. These small batteries don't last more than a year in most case I have found.

Sep 17, 2011
New Battery
by: Jim Zeiser

You have a voltage problem. Either your battery is bad, an electrical component is not working or your regulator isn't functioning properly. Or you have a vacuum leak. Look for loose or unconnected hoses.

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