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Scooter Won't Start, Hard Starting, Rough Idle, or Stalling
Introduction
Inability or difficulty in starting the scooter, rough idling and stalling can be indicative of a variety of issues and causes. Oftentimes, the only way to figure out the cause is through process of elimination. This article runs down some common issues which may be causing the symptoms.
Common Causes
If you ride in cold temperatures, your scooter may run rougher, be more difficult to start and require a longer warm-up period. Otherwise, your scooter should generally start easily and in about the same way each time.

If you have tipped your scooter over recently:
* EVAP Hose Removal
* The wind tipped over my new S

Rough idle:
* EVAP Hose Removal
* GT 200: Adjusting the Idle
* FYI - Scooterist with rough idle and stalling issues.

Won't start:
* EVAP Hose Removal
* Vespa LX 150 Wont Start.. (see also: LX150 Variator Roller Change & Bendix gear cleaning)
* Battery problem
* 500 Battery Dead - Need a Charger ASAP
* More Battery Issues...

Stalling:
* EVAP Hose Removal
* GT 200: Adjusting the Idle
* FYI - Scooterist with rough idle and stalling issues.
Once you have figured out the problem, it may help to consult DIY Repairs to find the solution for your particular scooter.
Last Updated Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:17 pm
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