Why would my Roketa scooter start once and not start again?

by Lorri
(Ogden, UT)

I have a 2007 Roketa Capri 150cc scooter. It began giving me trouble starting and then had to be adjusted to high throttle to start. I wore out the starter starting it.

I do not have a kick start just an electric starter. I have replaced the coil and plug, battery, starter the cdi the starter relay solenoid and rebuilt the carb.

I am not sure I have the fuel volume regulation screw set correct, (approx 2 full and 1/4 turn out per manual) and tried adjusting small amounts in and out no help, and since I can not keep it running long enough to get warm and it will not restart I can't get it adjusted.

It was running at full throttle for awhile but would soon stall out so I tried adjusting the fuel pin to no avail. It seems to be flooding, when I check my spark plug it is fouled. I have taken the carb off a few times and checked it all seems fine.

I also replaced the intake manifold as it was cracked. I am a new scooter owner or it seems, only about a year now. I live at 4780 altitude, Ogden, Utah, the outside temp doesn't seem to be an issue. I am at my wits end... can someone tell me where to go next?

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Oct 20, 2015
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Sep 20, 2011
by: lorri

Update: there is a very small washer at the end of the air fuel mixture then the spring. I guess the spring rests on the tiny washer. Well I replaced it and guess what my scooter starts. However still cant get the idel right. To add to this confused mess the starter began to spark. EZ fix though the conection on top was loose. So now I'm off to check the pick up on the marneto in front of the stator. With any luck I will get closer to the fix. I even miss walking my scooter home when it quit running I hope I can ride it at least one more time before the snow falls.

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