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Water in Italjet f50 fuel tank

I recently bought an Italjet f50AC scooter off ebay, the previous owner reported that it has water in the fuel tank, what should I do?

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Drain the fuel tank and fill it with gasoline. Use ethanol if it is available, the alcohol will combine with any remaining water and allow it to be burned and removed from your system.

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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.

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