Why is my scooter DEAD?

by Roxanne

I don't know what happened... my Lance 50cc scooter won't start. It was fine, I had the battery checked and it is fine.

It acts like it has no charge. Lights won't work either; it is dead. What is the problem?

Please help... I have had it only three (3) days. What happened? Oh it is a used 2006 Lance Eagle Cool Sport.

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Jun 23, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

Next to your battery is a fuse. Check and see if A) it's connected B) it's not blown for some reason. Chinese fuses are not the best so it might have popped for no reason.

I stupidly didn't plug in my fuse on my mail order scooter and it worked fine for three or four days. Suddenly it was dead. When I opened up the fuse holder it was flopping around because the fool who put the scooter together (me) hadn't plugged it in.

Jun 23, 2010
Dead Scooter
by: George Jennings

I don't think it's dead! I sounds like the stator is bad. If it's draining your battery that fast, I would start there. I have a Baja SC125 scooter.

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