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I'm wondering if anyone can offer some advice. I have not used my scooter during the winter and the battery died. I tried a manual start and after several attempts, it would attempt to start but would not. Finally the kick start froze and I have not been able to release it. Is there a trick that someone knows? Many thanks!
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Get a new battery, make sure it has had a full forming charge, and forget the kickstart.

Honest.
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If you are handy, try to take the battery out, and see if you can charge it up with a 2 amp charger.....If that doesn't work, it's time to get a new one.
To get the kick starter loose, you will have to take off the variator cover....It's about 18 bolts, so I hope you are good with a ratchet. You will have to use a 1/4 drive 10 or 8 mm socket (Can't Remember which), because the 3/8 inch will not fit....
The kick starter is in front of the variator, and it probably just needs a little cleaning or the spring is out of place......Check on the belts and do a little cleaning while it's open. I would change the belts out, if it has more than 4000 miles on it, deglaze the clutch with a fine emery paper, and check the rollers for flat spots....
I would drain the old gas from the tank, by taking off the hose and the fuel tap from under the tank, and replace it with fresh gas and some sea foam cleaner......
If it doesn't start, the carb might need cleaning. That involves taking out the carb, and taking out the bottom of the carb to get to the jets, and cleaning them with carb cleaner.....
If you are not handy, you could take it to the dealer, or a handy scooter friend....but that is what's need to be done.....
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