Why won't my new Eagle scooter start?

by Jon Hummel
(Jacksonville, FL)

I bought a Eagle 50cc scooter the other night which had 5 miles on it. While driving it home going up a slight increase on an overpass, went up OK (obviously losing speed).

It came down great too, but while on the way up a second overpass, the engine got louder and began losing power so I backed off of the throttle and the motor died!

Now I can not get it to start. I took the spark plug out and it didn't look too bad but was soiled with gas, so I replaced it with a new one as well as a new battery and still it won't turn over.

Anybody have any idea what to do now?

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Jun 08, 2010
she is running!!!
by: jon hummel

I took the tank off after siphoning her out, cleaned it all out with some seafoam. got a new check valve for it (15 bucks) and put some new premium gas in her, took a few times for it to happen but then she fired right up!!!! SHE'S ALIVE!!! thanks for everyones help, this site rocks!!!

Jun 08, 2010
check valve
by: jon hummel

I found the probably and I'm sure its the check valve, I disconnected the line from the intake manifold and the in line fuel filter and no flow from a full tank so I'm gonna change that first

Jun 08, 2010
Won't start
by: Izzy

I would have the CDI checked or replace it. It's not a bad idea to clean the carb. too. Make sure to clean the needle jet too.

Jun 07, 2010
ok so this i just did...
by: jon hummel

i just reverified my spark plug was good, sprayed a little starting fluid in the spark plug hole and put the plug in, and no fire... engine sounds stronger though, you can hear a littl "putt-putt" from the exhaust but that's it... still no fire!!! i smell gas so i guess my carb jet is clogged cause it to back flow... any ideas anybody???

Jun 07, 2010
what ive found
by: jon hummel

So I took the plug out and checked, I'm getting spark! So what now? Spray a little starting fluid in to see if it turns over, and if it does but then dies then trace a fuel issue from the carb back to the tank?

Jun 07, 2010
ill check
by: jon humel

I will check all my connections and the exhaust pipe too and report back my findings

Jun 07, 2010
Other Things
by: Jim Zeiser

Check to see if your exhaust pipe is still tight and then look to see if all your electrical connections are tight. Something might have shaken loose.

Jun 07, 2010
Scooter won't start
by: Izzy

First thing is to check to see if your getting any spark out of your sparkplug. If not, it could be 1 of a few things I would think. Bad spark plug, bad coil, bad CDI, or bad stator

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