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Tao tao scooter

Y tao tao was working. Fell on it on the side with the silver pipe. Was not going fast 10 mph. the scooter slid just a bit because of the scratches on that side. It ran after I got up but the power was much less than it was before. Got it home and turned off. Started it back up it worked. Next morning it wouldn't start up. It made sound like it was goiing to start, but never kick over. Now the scooter was making a little start up noise, now nothing. tried to jump start it, but it wouldn't start. Lights on the dash comes on. Why does the tail light stays on even when the lights are off and when I not even holding the breaks? What could be wrong? It didn't hit the ground too hard.

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Michael Thorpe

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SOURCE: The magneto went out on my scooter.

its not got a feed for charging the battery you need the right part to fix it, swoping bits from an older bike some times realy wont work out for you,, get one from the same moddel and year of bike and its then just a case of a strate swop over,,,
you can fit a lorry wheel on a car can you?

Posted on Oct 24, 2009


Richard Main

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SOURCE: My 50cc scooter had problems starting this summer

No it's not normal. According to your description, you may have a grounding kill switch. It's not common, but may be so. Disconnect the switch completely (underneath the plastics) and see if this helps, our replace it. It may be something else, just perceived as a coincidental switch problem

Posted on Dec 31, 2009


SOURCE: my scooter PanTerra no start, not even turn over

Most scooters have four things that need to be done before they can be started with the electric starter:

  • The ignition has to be turned on
  • The kill switch (usually near the right grip) has to be in the "on" position
  • The rear (left) brake lever has to be squeezed.
  • The starter button must be pressed.
Some scooters may have other interlocks on the front brake or the center stand. Check your owner's manual to make sure that you are doing all you need to to complete the electrical circuit which enables it to start.
If the scooter doesn't turn over when you've done all the required operations, there's an electrical problem with the battery. Make sure the battery is charged. If it is, make sure the fuse hasn't blown. If it hasn't, check to see if you are getting voltage to the starter motor terminals. If you are, the starter motor is likely defective.
If the scooter does turn over but still doesn't start you have to check for a spark and make sure gas is getting to the engine. To check for a spark, remove the spark plug from the cylinder, hold the tip of the plug against the cylinder head and crank the engine. You should see a spark across the gap. If you don't, there's a problem with the ignition. Could be a faulty coil or electronic ignition module which will have to be replaced, or it could just be a lose wire.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

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