Why does my scooter start/run but not go anywhere?

by Nicole
(San Jose, CA, USA)

My husband has a fairly new 2008 Shenk Scooter or something along those lines! He bought it with 150 miles on it and has since put almost 1100 on it!

He has changed the oil and kept up with maintenance but now when he starts it the scooter will not GO! It starts, stays on, and even rev's when given gas but does NOT GO!

Do you have any clue what the problem could be... Is it a gear problem or something less serious and expensive?


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Jun 23, 2010
Broken Drive Belt
by: Jim Zeiser

You do know that scooters are driven by rubber drive belts like bicycles have chains? It sounds like yours broke. Under the cover on the left is where it lives. Take off the cover and see if it's broken. If not see if the pulleys are operating correctly and making the belt spin the rear wheel.

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