Why does my Velocity MP50-04 have a starting issue?

by Dave
(Chicago, IL)

The engine is hard to start, and sometimes it won't start. And the acceleration is lagging. I just purchased it. I have put on about 15 miles...

Also how do you get the seat open exactly? I did it once, and I can't get it? There was no manual included in the sale.

ANSWER: Dave, someone else (Jim? George?) will have to answer the start question, but I'll tell you how I get my seat open on my Buddy; don't know if all scooters are the same. I just push the key in (when it is already in the start position) and turn it a 1/4 or 1/8 turn to the left towards the off position. That pops the trunk/seat open. Hope that helps...

PS Please use proper capitalization at the start of each sentence and for the word, "I", next time you post here. Thanks.

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Aug 11, 2010
On Second Thought
by: Jim Zeiser

I don't know where you got it but sometimes new China scooters come with garbage in their gas tanks. This will clog the fuel lines. You may have to clean out the entire fuel system to be sure there's no trash in your lines. Maybe you'll be lucky and there's a piece of paper in your tank. It's been known to happen.

Aug 07, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

It might be time to adjust your valves OR you have a vacuum leak. It sounds like a vacuum leak to me. Check for a loose or cracked intake manifold, cracked hoses on the carburetor or just plain listen for any hissing noises when the scooter is running. I had a relief valve break when my scooter was new and it made it run very badly.

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