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Having problems starting my Kymco 500 it will start with starter fluid added. I put new gas in and once started ran it around to operating temp but soon after you turn it off it will not crank on its own.I think spark is there and if you pull back on throdle while starting it hits some.

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    goobmiser Jan 08, 2012

    I did drain the battery the first time so I charged it back at 2amp12v charge. that is when I tried the starting fluid in the breather. it started slowly (hits and misses like its flooded the finally catches)not like normal( push button starter engages and poof its running) this starting problem is only seince it has turned colder.

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    goobmiser Mar 23, 2012

    I took it to the service center they said it was not starting because the fule pump and ignitghter box wer not both turning on when the key was turned on all the time. they replaced the wireing harness and then still had issues so they sent for ignition switch. Have had two come in but nether is right one for unit with abs.. still waiting for a solution... two months.. I think this could be a lemon law case.



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If it will not crank then the battery is probably drainedCheck battery voltage with key on, key off & cranking & get back to me
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  • steve Jan 10, 2012

    If battery is MF (sealed) then an ordinary charger will fry it.
    A good battery will have at least 12.6volts across it when fully charged & around 11 volts when cranking

  • Kevin Apr 01, 2013

    I jusst purchased a 2009 XCiting 500 and I seem to have a similar problem. It has 0 miles on it when I bought it, so it's basically brand new. I put the key in and turn it to On. The oil light comes on. But when I squeeze the left brake and attempt to start there's a single click and nothing. After a few tries the battery light comes on. Also, there's a little yellow light to the right of the fuel gauge that comes on, but there is no mention of this light in the owner's manual. Could the batter be dead? If so, what would be the best charger for it? Thanks.

  • Kevin Apr 02, 2013

    Figured it out - dead battery. I learned today that to jump start it, DON'T start your car. The power of the car battery is enough.



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