Why is my Genuine Buddy 50cc bogging down with a steady open throttle?

by Anonymous

Scooter seems to runs fine, but then bogs down or dies with a wide open throttle. The scooter in question is a 2009 50cc Genuine Buddy with 770 miles.

Never had any problems until I was full open throttle up a slight incline for maybe half a mile (stupid, I know). Scooter all of a sudden bogged, almost died, and when I gave it gas it did die.

It restarted immediately without hesitating, but same problem upon opening the throttle. It seemed like it wasn't getting fuel, or maybe clogged somewhere; I had 1/4 tank and thought the incline was maybe registering the tank as empty(?).

I made it to the gas station, fueled up, and made it home without any further trouble. Took it out today and it seemed to run fine, until the throttle is held steadily open. Bogs and jerks around trying to die on me, but runs fine if I don't try to hold the throttle open steady.

Doesn't matter if it's 1/4 or full open throttle. Help!

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Jul 04, 2015
Yamaha Zuma bogs down at 30 mph NEW
by: Anonymous

When the rider weighs around 200, it seems the big hose from the air filter to the carburetor pulls apart and the clamp comes off. Easy fix!!! this has happened to both my scooters.

Aug 26, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

Try and put some Seafoam or other gas cleaner in your scooter you might have picked up bad gas and need to flush it out. You might also have a vacuum line that fell off. Pull off your panels and check that out.

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