Question: What is the best way to keep my scooter running well?
Answer: RIDE IT!!
Scooters have the most problems when they sit for long periods of time. Here are some of the problems that can occur if your scooter sits for to long:
- Battery is dies.
- Carberators gets gummed up.
- Gas goes bad.
- Hoses and Tires dry rot.
- Parts rusty.
All of these things can be prevented by just riding your scooter.
Question: I didn’t ride my scooter all winter and now it will not start, what can I do?
Solution: You should have winterize your scooter.
If you spend a little time and money in the fall, it can save you a lot of time and money and the spring. Here are some simple ways you can prevent frustration in the spring.
A normal battery can last 2 – 3 years. Several factors can affect how long your battery lasts.
- How often do you ride? – The more you ride the more topped off the battery is.
- What make is the battery? – Cheap batterys are cheap for a reason, they do not last.
- Was it outside all winter? – Batterys do not do well in cold weather unused.
Here are some things you can do to ensure your battery is not dead in the spring:
- Ride your bike in the winter. – Go for a 30 min ride every week will keep your battery happy and may even help you with cabin-fever.
- Bring your battery inside. – Bringing it out of the cold well help the overall life of your battery. (Be careful not to lose any of the hardware that hooks up your battery to your scooter.)
- Hook up a floating trickle charger. – Your local scooter shop can sell you a charger and show you how to hook it up properly. Please make sure to buy a high quality charger. We recommend Battery Tender or Yuasa
These things will help to keep your battery from being dead come the spring. Remember that these things may not always work. As one mechanic once said “Battery’s are part science, part voodoo.” Some times they just die.
More coming soon.
More coming soon.