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How do I know when to change my spark plug

I ride a Piaggio scooter with a single cylinder engine. Recently I broke down and the engine wouldn't restart. It turned out the spark plug was stuffed. How can I ensure that doesn't happen again?
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What are the Advantages of a Single Side SwingArm on Motorcycles?

I have noticed that Ducatis , Honda and Triumph have bikes with a Single Sided SwingArm Much like most of the scooters. Are there any advantages of following this design , if so why are not all ...
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Scooter: Motor goes off when accelerating

A friend wants to sell me a scooter for a very cheap price. It is a Chinese model (Qingqi QM125T-10M). Probably a 125cc machine. He tells me that the scooter worked fine and he used it to go to work ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

So I have this broken oil drain cover under my GY6 Chinese Scooter I'm pretty sure it's one of these: The head was rounded and I thought it was just a steel bolt that went through a cover so I put ...
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Vespa PX 150 Fuel and Carbon issue

I am using Vespa PX 150.It is using Contact Point system. The issue is it is consuming fuel more than average and the plug is full of carbon after approx 50 Km.The engine not start unless I clean the ...
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Slippery handlebar grip handles

Recently got me a new scooter, Honda Forza if that matters. However the grips are made from some unfortunate material and after a short ride the palms get sweaty and the grips becoming slippery ...
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Testing automatic choke on a scooter

My Peugeot Speedfight 2 is having trouble starting when cold. I took down the carburetor and cleaned it. The spark plug is also pretty new. I've read that automatic choke can be faulty but I don't ...
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50cc Chinese Scooter GY6 QMB139 hard start when cold

My 50cc Chinese Scooter GY6 QMB139 hard start when cold, anything below 65 degrees F. Last spring when I got it I had nothing but trouble, fixed the following and it ran perfect all summer until it ...
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I accidentally kept my vehicle Choke ON while riding?

I have Honda Dio 2015 Model. Yesterday, I kept the Choke ON while riding. I wanted to know what are the damages it probably causes to the engine? Does it have any after effects on the engine?
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Where is the fuse box on a TGB Urban 125cc scooter?

I can't find the fuse box on a TGB Urban 125cc scooter. I looked under the seat and under the foot rest. All i could find is the main fuse wired in the battery cable: Is this the only fuse? Is there ...
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Sparkplug impossible to manually remove

The story is that the Mrs has got a little 2T scooter and managed to tank it up with some naff petrol that probably had ethanol additive or something and was sitting around in the garage for a few ...
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Two hoses that run from the carburetor - Is the upper hose cut and zip tied? Is that's the one that brings fuel to the carburetor?

I bought a VIP Future Champion, took it to the shop and had the heads changed because the mechanic said it had bad heads, so 200 dollars later... I went in to pick it up and the mechanic says there is ...
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Scooter break-in period - Actual scientific backing or urban legend?

I don't understand the break-in periods needed for scooters/motorcycles. I know everyone says it, but I haven't found any explanation with some scientific backing to not making it an urban legend. ...
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Suzuki Access stops running during rains

My Suzuki Access stops running even when there is very little rain or when there is very little water in the roads. Every time when I take it to the mechanic, there is water logged inside the air ...
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Why does my Honda aviator take more than 15 min to kick start?

In the morning, my Honda Aviator scooter takes too much time to kick start and once started then it will start easily the next time in two to three kicks. The electric starter is not working due to a ...
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How can increase the fuel-efficiency of my Vespa bike?

My factory Vespa bike can travel around 150 KM with its 200 CC engine and 8 lt. of gasoline. What are the suggested modifications to increase the fuel efficiency? Without modifications like getting a ...
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Scooter won't start

My friend has a Chinese 50cc scooter "VIP Future Champion" that won't start. He let the battery run down when it was still operable, over a year ago, and when he finally replaced the battery, it ...
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Why did my Kymko 50cc Agility Scooter suddenly stop running?

I have a brand new Kymco 50cc scooter and all of a sudden it won't stay running. I found 3 hoses that go nowhere, is this normal? I think my ex cut the hoses...hope I'm wrong!
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Vespa Plug,Contact Point and Condenser

For my Vespa P150 x I want to know technically regarding to Plug What should be the color of a healthy plug spark? Mine is a blue red like color. Contact Points How can I check that the points of ...
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Lance Vintage 150cc Fuel Pump

I have a Lance Vintage 150cc that we haven't rode in about a year. I just got it out and put a new battery, oil, and gas in it. When I try to start it, it makes that initial starting noise but the ...
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Is the Ice Bear scooter 600cc engine made by Honda?

I'm looking at several silver wing bikes. Ones is a 2007 and $ 3995 from a dealer but I have to get it shipped to me. There are other scooters I'm looking at also. One is named Ice Bear and is a ...
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Why does my rear scooter tire get punctured more often than the front tire?

I've had a scooter (Kinetic Honda) for the last 15 years. I have observed that whenever a tire (tube to be precise) is punctured it's almost always the rear wheel. A typical reason for a puncture is ...
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How to change oil in Aprilia Atlantic 500?

I am about to change oil in my Aprilia Atlantic 500. I don't have a manual (BTW I am looking for one). How do I change oil?
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Yiben YB50QT 50cc Scooter - Carburetor Component Identification Question

[![Yiben 50cc Carby port identification ]1]1I am trying to get this scooter going after sitting in a shed at a nursing home for 4 years. I have started by cleaning the fuel tank, installing a new ...
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What happens if a dry charged battery is used without electrolyte?

I bought a battery today for my scooter. The mechanic fitted the battery into the scooter and it seems to be running fine. But when I noticed the battery's box later on, it said "Dry Charged" and on ...
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Fuel meter strange behaviour

Every morning fuel meter of my scooter shows reduction in my fuel level from previous night fuel level.Initially i thought it could be some leakage issue I have analysed this but there seems to be no ...
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Temporarily stop fuel going to carburetor

A couple of days back I noticed my 2011 Yamaha Scorpio had begun leaking fuel whilst parked up. Upon close inspection it was just a slow drip coming from a tube near the rear of the bike. After ...
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VIP future champion gas moped (carb)

I have a moped talking, and on the carburetor there are usually two hoses, right? Because currently mine only has one coming from the carburetor, and the line is going to the gas tank. However, I do ...
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Bike is not starting after 1-2 days of sitting idle

My bike is an Activa 3G. It is a one month old bike. I use the bike only once in 2-3 days or sometimes alternate days. So it will be in an unmoved condition for 2-3 days wholly and sometimes 1 day ...
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Access to Piaggio MP3 engine

Some help needed here. I ride a Piaggio 250 mp3 scooter. After a few weeks of stalling at traffic lights, it finally refused to start engine at all. I've tried the garage but they didn't repair it ...
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Key unlocks steering lock but won't turn into the ignition section Hyosung Prima Rally (Scooter)

I have Rally Prima Scooter and just recently I have been unable to turn the key to the ignition section of the lock. I am able to put the key in and turn it one click to unlock the steering lock but ...
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Remove battery panel on Yamaha Cygnus 125 2010

I have a Yamaha Cygnus 125 bought in 2010. I need to recharge / change the battery, but I am unable to remove the cover panel. The battery is situated in the back, under the seat. The panel got two ...
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Pulley Difference After Drive Belt Change

I have one worry after yesterday's fairly difficult but successful drive belt change on my Big Boy scooter. The main nut on the fron pulley now goes on much less further than before it came off. I ...
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Why might I lose power when I open the gas too quickly?

My 1990 Honda Super Cub has a problem that seems to occur mostly after it gets wet. Sitting in neutral, if I slowly open the gas it will reach full revs easily, but if I twist straight to full ...
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Necessity of checking valve-clearance on 1 cylinder GY6

Engine-valves usually get tighter as they're used. The symptoms of engine-valves that are too tight, are as follows: Bad fuel economy Difficult to start Stalling idle The manual for my scooter ...
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Jordan 125T fuse box

I have a Jordan 125T scooter and can't find the fuse box anywhere. I've looked all over the scooter and tried searching on the Internet. Any ideas about how to find it?
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Rounded bolt head on possibly broken bolt

I'm trying to remove the transmission casing on my belt drive scooter. All of the bolts have tiny 8mm heads, and are very cheap and soft - cheap Chinese manufacture - and one was already slightly ...
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Scooter Powerband Spiking

When I start accelerating, at around 3 seconds in, I get a spike in my engine rpm (at least it sounds like it) for a few seconds after which it calms back down and continues escalating as expected. I ...
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Is it practical to store a gasoline powered scooter in an apartment?

From my experience with gasoline powered tools they are quite "dirty" - fuel and oil spill rather frequently and also there's a rather annoying smell of gasoline around. I'd expect the same from a ...
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Need tool for "inside-out" nut with wires running through it

I'm tearing down a dead electric scooter, with the intention of salvaging any parts that might be useful as spares for the scooter of the same model that replaced it. However, I've run into a problem ...
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Changing Carburetor

I am using Vespa P 150 x.It has a is 150 cc engine. The fuel average is not too much good.Some one told me that for batter fuel millage there is a option that I may change my original Vespa ...
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Two-stroke engine seizing at full throttle

I have an odd problem with a 50 cc air-cooled two-stroke scooter engine that keeps locking up at full throttle, then freeing up again. I just bought the bike second hand with a new belt needed ...
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CVT Belt Repair Problem on my '08 Qlink Legacy 250cc Scooter

I was riding my 2008 Qlink Legacy the other day. There was a pop and the bike lost power to the rear wheel. The CVT belt broke. There was nothing peculiar about the ride until the point when it ...
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Honda Activa purchased 2 days back.. morning faced starting issue

Purchased honda activa before 2 days in andhra pradesh, 1 day after faced starting problem. and after applying choke it started. My worry is is the bike having any problem? was dealer delivered ...
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scooter won't restart after shutting off

I have a VIP Future Champion which I ride on a daily basis. I can jump it and it will start. But as soon as I shut it off it won't restart. I've tried to kick start it but there seems to be no ...
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when trying to start my pajero it just clicks and wont fire up

pajero wouldnt start and just clicks had aa out and they said it was the alternator but tried car over weekend and it started first time. tried this morning and just click had to have a jump start to ...
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Honda Dylan 125 - dipped beam issue

Any help on this would be very appreciated. Dipped beam turns on when the scooter is turned on. So it doesn’t seem to be a bulb or fuse issue. However, as soon as I start the ignition it turns off. ...
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Why is there a leak seems at the rim of wheel

There is a leak at the rim of wheel for my scooter Suzuki swish The more it rides the more it seems
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Fuel gauge not working on 50cc moped

I recently bought a second hand 50cc moped, and the fuel gauge always reads empty. I assumed that it was the float sensor that was at fault, so I bought a new one. I connected the new sensor but the ...
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Why does my Honda Activa 4G handle vibrate a lot at low speed?

I bought an Activa 4G in January 2018, the vibrations started after 120kms. My 1st service was at 350kms(I did not use much). after the service the vibrations was not there. but after 650kms the ...
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