Why won't my scooter keep running?

by Barry Grayson
(Sebastian, Florida USA)

At first the scooter wouldn't even start, but I took the carb off and gave it a good cleaning with carb cleaner, put it back together and she started right up. It ran for about ten seconds and died. I tried restarting it, but would not start.

I let it sit for about ten minutes and she started right up and ran for ten seconds and died. That is what happens. Please help.

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Aug 07, 2014
Why does my scooter start an than dies NEW
by: Bob

Have put new fuel pump on and new filter and cleaned carb.it will start than die I can put my hand partially over carb and it will rev up pull hand away and it dies

Apr 10, 2012
My 50cc boggs down while accelerating NEW
by: Donny

My bike starts fine and runs but when i start to gain speed the bike boggs down. If i dont change the gears when i hear it the bike will cut out when i take my hand off the throttle. It was very bad before i cleaned the carb but it still is a problem somewhere and i dont know where it is.

Jan 12, 2011
by: Jim Zeiser

Bad gas clogged your fuel filter. Replace it and let us know what happened.

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