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Why does my Honda aviator take more than 15 min to kick start?

Your Aviator has an ignition coil, rather than a magneto, to generate the spark. That means that it relies on the battery to have enough charge to generate the spark, so likely the ignition is only ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

There’s an outside chance you could get it started with a hammer and chisel but a safer bet would be to drill a couple of holes and use a peg spanner - the sort of thing you’d use to change an angle ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

I would try using a hammer and centre punch to tap around the circumference of the plug in the direction that will undo the plug. Example video of how to do it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Slippery handlebar grip handles

Its really simple. Gloves for both active protection - they stop you getting slippery hands and crashing. And in the end of a crash they stop your hands being smeared on the road. Alternative grips ...
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Sparkplug impossible to manually remove

It probably is that the installer of the spark plug did over tightened it, but it doesn't mean they used an impact gun. There may be other things going on here which has seized the plug in the hole or ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

Since what is left is scrap, I would drill and tap close to the edges, but not so close to the edge as to interfere with the threads (otherwise it would lock it in place) so two bolts with nuts can be ...
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Where is the fuse box on a TGB Urban 125cc scooter?

I can't find the fuse location for the 125cc but.... The loation of the fuse on the 49cc version is in the battery compartment. From the manual BATTERY AND FUSE. THE BATTERY HAVE TWO ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

I would use Dremel or 4 1/2" angle grinder to cut a notch, and then use a hammer and cold chisel to rotate it loose.
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repair air intake and exhaust and gas lines on a 2013 china yy50cc qt-6 scooter

So you stripped everything down and now don't know how to get them back..? Okay, once you fit your carb on the engine, you'll have a angled rubber tube (manifold) between a cylinder head and ...
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DipStick shows upper limit even before recommended amount of oil is poured

As @SolarMike says in his comment - you probably didn't get all of the old oil out when you drained it, so there was probably some already in there before you started adding it from the bottle. Keep ...
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How to change oil in Aprilia Atlantic 500?

Here are the instructions from this page: ENGINE OIL CHANGE AND OIL FILTER Check the level of the engine oil every 1,875 miles(3,000 km), see (CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL AND TOPPING UP). ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

Is there something I can put in the hole that can apply force outward and then twist? Yes, there are several things made for this purpose. You didn't give measurements, but here are some options: One ...
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Scooter's stop lights not working

Check the following: the bulb: it has two filaments one can work while the other has failed supply to the switch: if no supply check the fuse. check the switch goes live on the output when the brake ...
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DipStick shows upper limit even before recommended amount of oil is poured

Run the engine, stop it, wait a few minutes and check again - there may be internal reservoirs that need filling : voids, pipes etc
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Fuel meter strange behaviour

You have not said how much of a reduction, so this is just some basic theory. Fuel level gauges are for reference. They are not precise measuring devices. That being said, while your scooter is ...
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Changing Carburetor

I cannot speak specifically to your model, but I will address how changing the carb will affect your engine. You are wasting your time trying to haphazardly swap out some other carb. You need to ...
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Where is the fuse box on a TGB Urban 125cc scooter?

Did you try looking in the battery compartment area? Sometimes those fuses will be directly wired into the positive battery cable (those smaller scooters typically have a single fuse I think, don't ...
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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

The first thing to do is spray some penetrating fluid on it, like WD40, and let is soak in. That's unlikely to completely free it up but it will help loosen it up some, a few sprays over a few hours ...
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Need tool for "inside-out" nut with wires running through it

I built a tool like that once. It was for something I needed on a motorcycle. I started with a regular coupling nut. The nut was just a bit too big. I ended up hand filing each flat until the fit ...
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Honda Activa purchased 2 days back.. morning faced starting issue

If an engine has a manual choke it will need to be used for starting in most cases. You might get it to start with no choke sometimes, but needing to use it doesn't indicate a problem. Factors such ...
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Slippery handlebar grip handles

I'm making my former comment an answer so that I can put pictures to explain better. First, don't mess with the grips. If they work fine with your hands dry then they don't need anything. If they don'...
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Scooter: Motor goes off when accelerating

It really sounds like your main jet is clogged. You can loosen the hose clamp holding the carburetor, then twist the carb a little to break it loose from the intake. Take pictures or tag all hoses ...
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Why does my rear scooter tire get punctured more often than the front tire?

The front tire raises the nails lying flat on the road and before it falls, the rear tire hits it - in to the rear tire, the nail shoots straight up. That's the logic.
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CVT Belt Repair Problem on my '08 Qlink Legacy 250cc Scooter

I'd say there's a problem with the CVT, maybe with the clutch. The CVT At idle or when the motor is off, the belt should run at the edge of the rear pulley and at a really small radius around the ...
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Necessity of checking valve-clearance on 1 cylinder GY6

Check the valve clearances as you are supposed to. It will take you 5 minutes the first time and 2 minutes each time after that. It is a very easy job with a feeler gauge and can prevent costly damage ...
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VIP future champion gas moped (carb)

Your carburettor probably looks something like this: Source This carburettor is what we call a float carburettor. Essentially, the bottom side of this carburettor works on the principle of a bowl, ...
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Is the crankcase gasket really necessary

Consider making a gasket, either use the old one as a pattern or use the cover itself. The gasket is used to absorb any imperfections between the surfaces so they do not "chatter" ie rub on each ...
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Two-stroke engine seizing at full throttle

Likely it's overheating under full throttle load. There could be many causes: Dirty or obstructed cooling fins Wrong oil/gas ratio Carb clogged or jetted wrong, causing a lean condition Air leak, ...
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How to identify a carburetor by measurements

There is not really any "standard" as far as carburetors are concerned. This appears to be a mass-produced bike and in that case it's quite possible that the carb is a custom one that is ...
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Should I retard the ignition timing on higher RPM on natural aspirated engine?

Because there is less time for ignition events to occur at higher RPM, the timing should be advanced. If you retard the timing at higher RPM, the ignition event will be happening too late in the ...
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