Why won't my Tank 150cc scooter stay running?

by Kelvin Phillips
(Orangeburg, SC)

I have a Tank 150 Urban Racer scooter (At least that is what I was told it is). I do know it is a Tank 150cc and it has the word Urban down the sides. I believe it is a 2007 model (again what the person that sold it to me said).

I have recently had a problem getting it to crank and stay running. I can normally attempt to start it in the morning early, let it sit for 10 minutes or so, and try cranking it again and it will start.

Sometimes however, it will not stay running - other times it will run fine from that point on.

My question is, what could cause it to not start the first time I attempt to crank it?

Also, I read all of the posts that appeared to be similar to my problem and saw that Jim knew of a mechanic in the Augusta, Georgia area that was good with thee scooters. I would like to know the address and/or telephone number of this mechanic.

Any help in these matters would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Kelvin Phillips.

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Sep 12, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

If you go to the forum in www.scooterrebels.com and PM kliff or even ask there about your problem I'm sure you can get help. kliff is in Grovetown, GA just outside of Augusta.

It sounds to me like you may have a bad CDI unit or coil. Tank was notorious for bad electrical components. It also could simply be crud in the fuel system. Try some Seafoam in your tank.

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