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.
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Re: Battery location on scooter
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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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yes just remove the old one and install the new one ,, it is that simple,,, but clean the wire ends before connecting the to the new battery ,, yes it will need charged at a very slow rate like a trickel charger,, car chargers will over charge it and ruin the battery
Chances are the battery has never been replaced. You could replace the battery or get a 1 or 2 amp battery charger and try to charge the old battery. DO NOT go over 2 amps when charging. I would buy the charger before I bought a new battery. Saving the old battery is worth a shot. If the battery won't take a charge, at least you now have a charger for when you need it. Be sure water covers the top of each cell in the battery before charging.
I am unfamiliar with your specific bike but if it has a kick starter, it should be on the right side of the gear box near the back and close to the foot rest. It could be that your scooter does not have a kick start but has an electric start instead. Fix the battery problem then put the engine in neutral and press the buttons on the handlebars. One of them is likely to be the start button.
Two final thoughts. First, go to a dealer that sells Torpedo scooters and ask questions on how the scooter operates and user maintenance you should be doing while you own it. Get and read an owners manual. Second, in a safe area, practice emergency stops. Imagine a car pulls out in front of you and then brake quickly to avoid an accident. Do this for an hour. Now when something happens you will automaticly react instead of having hesitation by having to think, " Now where is the brake on this bike? ".
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late reply but in case other users need help with this, i had the same problem with my LEIKE LK 125 GY-2... Normally there sucking pipe to the carb comes loose or falls off... Just reconnect it :) Jamie