Why won't my 1982 Honda Passport scooter turn over?

by Cali

First off I have a 1982 Honda Passport-70cc-3 speed scooter. Well, during the winter, my battery died multiple times, I would then bypass w/ my kick-start and drive it until I could put the battery on a slow charge.

A few weeks back, the screws came off my battery and I was unable to connect it, also, when I tried to use my kickstart it no longer worked. Now, I have re-charge the battery and have gotten new screws and bolts for connecting, but it still will not start.

It's not the battery... the lights and everything work. Would this be my starter, or what are the other options?

Sorry, if if this is a stupid and repetitive question.


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Feb 23, 2011
Starting your passport
by: Mr. G

My Passport sat for ten years in a shed, the only thing that I had to do was put in a new battery and change the spark plug.

Feb 13, 2011
by: Jim Zeiser

When you say it won't start do you mean that now the starter is spinning and it won't fire or the starter isn't spinning the motor? If it's spinning but won't start change the spark plug. You probably fouled the plug. If the starter isn't spinning recheck your connections at the battery, or find the starter solenoid and jump it out and see if the starter spins. the solenoid may have gone bad.

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