Why won't my scooter start now?

by Anonymous

I was riding my scooter the other day and it acted as if I was running out of gas. I pulled off the freeway & then it shut down.

Now it acts like it wants to start but it won't. What can be the problem? I have a 2008 Shenke Jonway.

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Oct 08, 2010
by: Anonymous

i took my spark plug out of my scooter and it wont start. if i was idling it would want to turn off, but if i reved the throttle it would keep going. so i took the spark plug off and checked and put it back and it wont start. i dont know what is wrong with it.

May 25, 2010
Scooter won't start-ideas for help
by: Anonymous

Try replacing intake manifold-they crack. Also check clamp on intake manifold -may need to be tighter. Check electrical connections under seat-they get disconnected (know all above from experience). I had to get an intake manifold replaced-there are internet stores online-a good one is out of Fla. (shop around-some places are cheaper than others):can even talk to them in person. Also use Blue Locktite (sp?) on all screws-the Chinese don't use many washers. Also replace the gas lines-for better ones.
My scooter won't start now-perhaps got it wet trying to find another leak. The clamp on the intake manifold was not tight to begin with.
Another tip-if a bearing. in engine needs replaced-it is almost as cheap to get a whole new engine (at 99,000 km), then to have it worked on by someone else.

May 22, 2010
Not Enough Info
by: Jim Zeiser

Any internal combustion engine requires spark, air and gas. First you have to pull the plug and check the spark. If that's bad you could have a loose wire or a bad electrical component. If spark is good you could have picked up bad gas and your carburetor or fuel filter is clogged. They will need cleaning. I don't imagine it's an air filter problem but you could check that last. First I would try taking out the spark plug, squirting in starting fluid in the engine, putting the plug back and see if it runs at all. That will tell you if the carb is in trouble.

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