Why won't my Honda Elite scooter start?

by Glen Brady
(Oklahoma City, OK)

My Honda Elite will not start. By mistake I left the key sitting on ON. When I tried to start the scooter it was dead, so I tried to charge my battery and found it was dead, so I bought another battery but when I tried to start it again, the starter was still dead.

Before taking it into the shop I thought I would ask you first. Thanks for being there for us dummies... Glen

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Aug 19, 2010
Scooter won't start
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your replies; they were helpful! I put a new charged battery in, made sure everything was right and it is still dead. My next best bet is the fuse, which I'll try next. Glen Brady

Jul 27, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

I don't know why it would be blown, but find and check the fuse/fuses. It sounds like one popped to me if it's not the kill switch.

Jul 27, 2010
Kill switch?
by: Eric

OK, just in case, is your kill switch on off? I know that's a simple answer, but you wouldn't be the first to have accidentally bumped it and then not been able to start your scooter.

Otherwise, leaving it on should only drain the battery. With a new battery, you should have been able to start up unless something else is up.

Have you tried kick starting it? Does it fire up that way?

Good luck.

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