Why won't my VIP Future Champion 50cc scooter start?

by Dan
(Las Vegas, Nevada )

I have a VIP Future Champion 50cc scooter and it will not start. I've checked everything and brought it to a scooter sale and repair shop who said it was the piston, so I checked that too.

That was fine... I changed the carb and got it to start twice but it ran rough and would not stay idling. So I think it jumped timing. I tried to set it, but I don't know the correct settings. Does anyone know what's wrong with it or know the correct settings for the timing? Please help...


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Jun 26, 2015
Everytime i put the spark plug in NEW
by: Sherri

I have A VIP future champion 50cc moped the spark plug come out and I think I have it in where it goes and I try to kick start it the spark plug come out where it goes on it owe everytime I try to start it I can't get it to stay in the the spark plug what am I doing wrong

Aug 14, 2014
Email me your answer please NEW
by: Scooter babe

Ok so my scooter is acting weird I will hit the kick start and it won't come back up I have a vip future champion Tao Tao scooter and I got it used but the problem is it just started doing that! It came with two unused spark plugs and a tomtom that I don't use. The kick start is odd I don't understand why it is doing that but I have to pull it back up when it stays down. I opened it up and nothing looks broken it all just looks like it should. There is a part above a plastic part that runs the belt this thing has gears on it and it's loose idk if it supposed to be that way or not but it was like that before my boyfriends friend that fixes motorcycles fix it once for me then it broke again I'm not to sure what to do please send info kittykatlov@gmail.com

Jul 04, 2012
Works NEW
by: Kev

Hey Dave; worked like a champ. I had just bought my new 2012 VIP FC 50cc from a shop in Va bch. They had let it sit for 2 months so it wouldn't start. The guy did some choke trick on it and added gas and it worked. Got it home, wouldn't start again and I couldn't remember how to do the choke thing. Had already tried one or two kickstarts to no avail. Followed your method; blam. She's up. Now she has 2.9 miles on her and a full tank of premium gas.

Dec 24, 2010
scooter starting problems.
by: Dave Burlingame

I had a slight problem in starting my scooter also. Tried a trick I read somewhere. With the ignition key off, and your right hand in your pocket (makes you keep it off the throttle), try the kick start about 5 times. Keeping your right hand away from the throttle, switch the key to ignition on and try the starter button. Works for me. Make sure you let the motor idle for a couple of minutes and then enjoy the fun.

Sep 13, 2010
Try adjusting your valves.
by: Anonymous

If you can eventually start the scooter and once it gets warm it stays running, then it may be time to adjust your valves. It is recommended that valves be adjusted around 2000 miles. ( For a 50cc Chinese scooter you'll probably have to convert the kilometers)

Aug 07, 2010
by: Jim Zeiser

Remove your fan cover and there should be a T on he flywheel. Line that up with your pickup coil. Then remove the valve cover. On the sprocket for the cam is three holes, two small and one large. The large is between the two small. Have the large hole straight up, get the cam chain over the sprocket and lock everything down. Now you should have the T under the pickup coil, the large hole up and the cam chain tight. Your timing should be set. Whew!

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