Why won't my Yamaha Vino 50 scooter starter and kickstart engage?

by Randy
(Chula Vista, CA)

Someone moved my scooter, now it won't start - when I press the starter button I hear a slight noise and all lights go dim. I then tried the kick start and the kick start won't engage - the kick will just go down fairly easily. Before the scooter was moved it worked just fine. Do you have any ideas/ Randy

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Oct 18, 2011
by: Randy

Well we figured it out. There is a drive belt that connects the crank to the transmission - of course you cannot see this belt because it is behind a metal cover. The belt was shredding and got stuck in the gear of the starter -so the starter did not work. It also wrapped around the engagement gear for the kickstart so the kickstart just slipped. After removing the starter and cleaning out the pieces of belt (still did not know it was the belt yet). The next thing that happened was the belt actually broke. When we opened the cover that is when we figured this all out. Belt was replaced and clutch - scooter works great now.

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