Why does my scooter leak gas when I try to start it?

My 2008 brand new Roketa 150cc scooter leaks gas when I try to start it. I rode it for a week and put about 130 miles on it, I got home 3 days ago and turned off my scooter.


When I tried turning it back on later that day, it would leak gas when I would try to electric start it, then I tried to kick start it and the same thing happened. please help!

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Apr 18, 2015
my variator case is leaking fuel please help NEW
by: preston

I was riding today when all the sudden it quit on me as if it was running out of gas I noticed gas leaking from a whole on the case that u kick start from what's wrong?it won't start back

Apr 18, 2015
my variator case is leaking fuel please help NEW
by: preston

I was riding today when all the sudden it quit on me as if it was running out of gas I noticed gas leaking from a whole on the case that u kick start from what's wrong?it won't start back

Sep 22, 2012
fuel pours out NEW
by: Monte

would if I don't have a drain plug. I have a brand new taotoe 50 scooter & it won't start. when you crank it fuel pours out the tube under the scooter. took carb off but i can't find any screws other than the idle screw. i can't even take the bowl off to see if the needle is stuck or look inside. they have it were you can't get inside. please help

Sep 08, 2012
On The road again NEW
by: Thomas (Jammer) Carroll

Black cats , Girls friend breaking up with me, wife finding out. What else could go wrong. Scooter pouring gas out when trying to start. Took Carb off. Looked everything in order. Looked at this as last resort. Wahoo. Screw was loose and I tighend it up runnig. Thanks.

Jun 17, 2012
gas leak on Rocketa NEW
by: Anonymous

Just found cause of gas leak...rubber tubing that exits bottom of carb....then goes down to the fitting that has the screw in plug. My Prob was at the other end of line...was cracked and gas was pouring out and running down line looking like it was coming out the plugged endI just replaces the line and that was it....wahoooo

Nov 12, 2011
plug it up
by: maco

It happened to my 20008 roketa mc04 too!I was so surprised. Nearly all my gas poured onto the street while riding, I plugged it with a pencil and later with a rubber plug. That was my fix.

Oct 23, 2010
Fuel dump
by: Al D

Thank You Thank You Jim for the fix on putting a screw in the carb drain line. I was going down the road and quitsville. When I cranked the engine, fuel just poured out on the ground. I took the carb out, took it apart, checked the float and needle nothing looked out of order.

I was about ready to order a new carb when I came across your comment on the screw falling out of the drain line and bingo, all is well.
Regards... Al Desrosiers

Aug 07, 2010
Drain Plug
by: Jim Zeiser

There's a drain line at the bottom of the scooter usually near the front of the left side of the scooter on the bottom of the variator case. It should have a screw in it. Numerous times they fall out and let gas pour out of the carburetor. Put in another and your troubles will be over.

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