Why won't my Chinese scooter start?

by Jason
(Fort Worth, TX)

I have a 2010 Motobravo Roma 150cc Chinese scooter that won't start. It's one of the scooters that looks just like a motorcycle, maybe a ninja. I checked the fuse, changed the spark plug, it has a full tank of gas, recently changed oil, everything seems fine.

The battery is charged and it will turn over but won't start. The air filter is clean but was a little damp due to rain a few days ago. I was at work and forgot my cover. I even tried starter fluid, nothing.

My friend thinks its the coil or the chip thing under the seat. He also says that it's getting no spark. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The guys at the shop I bought it from will work on it but they are a long way away from me and I don't have a truck.

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Sep 20, 2017
Gy6 Ignition NEW
by: Anonymous

CDI is under the seat I changed the stock ignition parts and now it starts and runs fine. Changed the oil, air filter and spark plug and starts great. You need an NGK CR7HIX I recommend getting it online, I couldn't find it in any parts store. V

May 27, 2015
Should be a recal ! This product should be in the lemon law ! NEW
by: Maryreyes42@ymail.com

My son bought one new in 2014 out of the box, delivered from California this Roma motercycle has been more at the shop than on the road ,for the same thing not starting can't tell if it's a electrical problem or gas .it seems to be in the shop every 3 month ,and then it works fine for only one month , do not buy any scooter , if you want to get a motercycle make sure it's not a scooter type ,this is a total rip off .

Oct 29, 2011
Coil or CDI
by: Jim Zeiser

The first thing I check is the connection at the CDI. I don't know where it's located on a Super Hornet but it's a black box connected to the coil. When you have no spark it's usually the CDI or ignition coil. Take the plugs off those first and reconnect them. Sometimes it's just corrosion on the connections.

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