My friends mini motor got stolen then the next morning I found this part outside my house. I was wondering what it was as I don't know if it was part of it. enter image description here

  • This looks like a throttle plate of a motor bike
    – method
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 20:46
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    Do they give the engine back piecewise?
    – Martin
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 21:11
  • I cannot tell you if this was part of the scooter, but it does fit to the carburetor, as the lever looks to control a choke. The annotation on the edge of the circular part has an arrow and says, "Open". Without more context, it would be very hard to know what this belongs to. Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 21:30
  • @paulster2 it does say open on the side of it yeah
    – Roy
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 22:06
  • I had a piece identical to this on my motorized bicycle. I don't know its particular function but I used it to start and shut the bike as my kill switch button was broken. And like paulster said it is attached to the carb
    – method
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 22:27

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This looks like an engine shut-off valve. (Fuel valve or petcock etc.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petcock

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