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Battery location on scooter

Hi Benimur,

I recently bought a 2001 MBK 125 Doo Doo scooter. It is not starting, and I think the battery may be flat, but I don't know where the battery is in the scooter, and didn't get a manual when I bought the scooter. Could you tell me where the battery is on the scooter, and what parts I need to remove to get access to the battery.

Any advice would be appreciated,



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  • John_D_L Jan 11, 2009


    Hi Benimur,

    A big thanks to you for your help and advice, and all the
    best for the New Year!

    You were right, I removed the helmet compartment (as there
    was a moulding that might have been where the battery was housed, it wasn’t,
    but I could see the battery after removing it. The battery was as you said, at
    the bottom of the seating area (in the front or behind where your feet rest on
    the floorboard), I simply needed to remove the plastic cover (which I could
    have done from the beginning). The battery was flat, and is now being charged…no
    doubt after it’s charged, problem will be solved!

    Thanks again for your advice!



    PS I travelled to the Philippians many years ago –
    awesome country, and real quality, friendly people, loved it, and would love to
    visit again…you never know, eh

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    got spark petrol but battery flat



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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Initially, have to inform you, have not worked on one. Being in the Philippines most that I have laid my hands on are Japanese with a sprinkling of Italian but don't recall ever working on a French scooter. Sorry.

Still as you posted "Any advice...", allow me to do some guesstimate:

  • most scooters would have the battery located low;
  • would not be more than 50 cms away from the starter motor/engine;
  • being a 125 engine, battery would have to be about 7A/H, a bit heavy, therefore battery holder would not be on any of the plastics, chances are to the frame;
  • likely to be under the seat but there would be the helmet compartment, so maybe lower.
With the above assumptions:
  • either under the helmet compartment front of the engine (but would have an easy access panel/lid; or
  • under the footrest/floorboard.
Pls update how close or how far, curious myself. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy New Year.

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Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jan 12, 2009

    Appreciate the update on developments. And John, the hospitality hasn't changed, come visit. If and when, let me know.


  • ddw805 May 29, 2011

    Right on! The battery for the Chinese DongFang scooter is under the right-side footrest, rubber protector! Now I can ride, thanx!!!!!!!
    ddw805 newbie



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