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Last post 03-26-2008 06:36 PM by Dakoda. 39 replies.
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  • 03-24-2008 07:03 PM In reply to

    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    sodarocks:

    haddles2000:
    Selling a scoot that doesn't go isn't really a good way to recoup your losses and keep you in our clan.

    Oh....I hope no one thought that I meant you should sell your scooter without telling them that there is a problem though. Either way, it sounds like there is going to be some cost invovled.

     

    SODAROCKS !!!!!!!

    Are you stupid  ?   It appears that Sabrina's scooter may have a minor problem, and you are still talking about her selling it,  you should really learn not to try to answer every single post on this forum,  especially when it is a topic you know nothing about.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrh

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    David
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  • 03-24-2008 07:49 PM In reply to

    • scootie
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    I agree with some of the other members here, I'd guess it was some kind of fuel problem. Maybe a simple partial blockage or a problem in the carburettor. Rob
    Vespa GT60
  • 03-24-2008 08:00 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    You can have problems with a brand new scoot as well.  Get it looked at, it shouldn't be that pricey though.  Go ask someone else if you are not happy, it pays to shop around.

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  • 03-24-2008 11:48 PM In reply to

    • RatRide
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    you rang!!!!!

    Hmm, K-Star has touched on the initial tests and if you are not mechanically inclined then perhaps it is time to take it to a scooter (and more particularly) a Vmoto specialist. You could try ringing the Vmoto headquarters in Perth and getting a mechanic from them. Avoid the mechanic who quoted you $1100 over the phone. Has has not even seen the scoot and is quoting you that much without even having the foggiest idea about what the problem is...Confused

    Because it runs for a while, I doubt it is a fuel delivery problem related. I would have figured that if fuel-related, then it would not start at all or be very "spluttery". So perhaps onto heat-related problems. Not quite sure on the design of the carb (about the one thing I haven't pulled apart yet), but perhaps when it heats up, settings are changing, choke is turning off and mixture is leaning out and scooter dies then..

    Have you tried pulling the spark plug and holding it near (near, NOT touching) the frame while cranking the engine?? You should get a nice big fat spark leaping from the plug to the frame. If not, you have some ignition problems and could possibly be a duff CDI module (gubbin what does the sparking)

    My advice: take it to a scooter mechanic and get it looked at.

    Matt black is the new black!

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  • 03-24-2008 11:51 PM In reply to

    • RatRide
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    Actually don't worry about the spark test. If there was no spark , then the engine would not run in the first place. My guess is heat-related problems like choke turning off after a short while or charging-related problem where scoot runs for a while, and then runs out of electricity.

    But my first guess would be getting a look at the carby/fuel mixture and a compression test to see how things are inside the engine.. 

    Matt black is the new black!

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    2005 Vmoto "Monzta"
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  • 03-25-2008 09:20 AM In reply to

    • sabrina
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

     ok, i try to get it to a vmoto mechanic. however the one in perth is the one suggesting the $1100 repair. I think he did acutally say something about a compression test. Aparently it costs $120 and if the compression test says my scooter does not work then I have to pay 1100 to fix it...or something like that. Does anyone know a good mechanic around the Perth area?

  • 03-25-2008 09:43 AM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    Where is Steve@ Ace.

    Sabrina, maybe have a chat with him, i'm not sure where he is in perth Compared to you.  he is a member here, so maybe shoot him off a email, or ring him at Ace Scooters.

    I dont know that he deals in VMoto, but I have a mechanic here in Brisbane that doesn't deal in Yamaha, but I wont go to anyone else.  Actually thats kind of a lie, as they come to me hehe.  Love you boys at Scooter HQ

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  • 03-25-2008 10:35 AM In reply to

    • RatRide
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    sheesh, I'm not sure on the labour to install a completely brand new engine but $120 for a compression test seems a bit rich. It is is all of 10 minutes work or so.. Pop the spark plug lead, pull the spark plug, install compression testing guage, and crank engine.

    If it was $120 for a full diagnosis, then perhaps that is a slightly better deal. $120 is still a fair bit of labour time per normal charging rates.

    Matt black is the new black!

    Vmoto Milan Tech Blog
    Vmoto Monza Tech blog

    2003 Vmoto Milan
    2005 Vmoto "Monzta"
    2007 Suzuki M109R + scoot trailer
  • 03-25-2008 12:31 PM In reply to

    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    Sounds like something in your fuel system, probably water or a bit of crap that has blocked the main jet. How much oil did you get into it when you refilled?

    Diagnosing things over the net is very hard.

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  • 03-25-2008 08:41 PM In reply to

    • sabrina
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    I did get quite a bit of oil in there. which was actually worrying me a bit. So I will now try to organise some sort of transport to get my scooter to a mechanic. It is a bit hard to take it on the train or bus. 

    Thanks everyone for all your support

  • 03-25-2008 08:50 PM In reply to

    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    Sabrina, if you are going to have to pay to transport your scooter, give Steve at Ace Scooters a call, he might be able to recommend someone for you.

    cheers 

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    David
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  • 03-25-2008 09:01 PM In reply to

    • Dakoda
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    Oil went in the right spot?

    2008-Venice White Aprilia Scarabeo 200 "Marty"
    48,000kms and wriiten off. RIP 2008-2012
    2012 - 2009 Red Aprilia Scarabeo 200
    Named Bomber. 8,000kms in 5months
  • 03-25-2008 10:02 PM In reply to

    • sabrina
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

     Oil did go in the right spot. Pretty sure...if you sit on the scooter and grab back with your right hand there is little thingi you open, turn a silver knob, sort of thing. That's were I put it in. Will give steve a ring tomorrow. But think my friend has some sort of big car where I can load the scooter on the back.

  • 03-25-2008 10:08 PM In reply to

    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    sabrina:

     Oil did go in the right spot. Pretty sure...if you sit on the scooter and grab back with your right hand there is little thingi you open, turn a silver knob, sort of thing. That's were I put it in. Will give steve a ring tomorrow. But think my friend has some sort of big car where I can load the scooter on the back.

    That sounds like the front disc brake fluid.

    Yamaha Vino 125
  • 03-25-2008 10:20 PM In reply to

    • RatRide
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    Re: vmoto milan just stopped

    ahhh nope.. Milans have drum brakes so there is no brake fluid reservoirs...   Sabrina: that is indeed the correct place to check and top up your oil.

    And allow me to pimp my first blog on the Vmoto Milan tech blog again: checking your oil

    Matt black is the new black!

    Vmoto Milan Tech Blog
    Vmoto Monza Tech blog

    2003 Vmoto Milan
    2005 Vmoto "Monzta"
    2007 Suzuki M109R + scoot trailer
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