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Old 06-19-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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Picked up a Mojito 150 custom-BEST WAY TO DRAIN FUEL TANK

I picked up a 2004 Aprilia Mojito 150 custom yesterday, it has been sitting for a few years. The owner said a friend cleaned the carb but it still would not run....gee you think??? I pulled the fuel line to the carb and the gas is yellow/varnish color. He did all that work for nothing, as he just pushed dirty gas back into a clean carb.

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What is the best way to clean out a scooter gas tank? (the mojito has their tank in the foot rest area under the scooter) I dont want to pull the carb do the work with out flushing out the bad gas in the entire system.

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Old 06-19-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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Can't help with your tank question because mine was running great when I bought it last year, didn't have to do a thing to it. Just wanted to welcome a new Mojito owner. Not many of us around. I've put about 2K on mine since I bought it last spring and it's been a great scoot, had 4200 on it when I bought it. Hopefully once you get the fuel and carb taken care of it'll be smooth scootin.

I was able to find a free service manual online. Trying to find the link...

here ya go...

http://www.motorscooterguide.net/Man...ice_Manual.pdf
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:25 AM   #3
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can you not just take a couple feet of clear fuel line stick it into the tank get a vacuum on it and drain it into a can/pan/bucket?

Cheap easy, just have some water in case you get gas in your mouth.

every kid with a go cart or mini bike has learned to do this to poach fuel from mom & dad's car for the past 50 years....
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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can you not just take a couple feet of clear fuel line stick it into the tank get a vacuum on it and drain it into a can/pan/bucket?

Cheap easy, just have some water in case you get gas in your mouth.

every kid with a go cart or mini bike has learned to do this to poach fuel from mom & dad's car for the past 50 years....
I think I'd spend the $4-10 for a siphon with pump at Wal-Mart. http://www.walmart.com/search/search...nstraint=91083
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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I think I am going to remove the four nuts that hold the fuel sending unit at the top of the tank. once done i have a old wet dry vac...i figure i can take a piece of garden hose that has been cut by my mower and gorilla tape it to the wet dry vac small nozzle, then put the hose in the tank and let it eat...once sucked up put some fresh gas inside and let it slosh around and repeat. then install the sending unit...put some fresh gas in the tank and turn the ignition and let it flush the fuel lines just prior to where it connects to the carb...

what do you think? this should work??
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:44 PM   #6
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i figure i can take a piece of garden hose that has been cut by my mower and gorilla tape it to the wet dry vac small nozzle, then put the hose in the tank...
what do you think? this should work??
If you goal is to start a fire that method will work perfectly.

Do this
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:48 PM   #7
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #8
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Electrical and gas vapor equals burn ville if your unlucky . Ether buy a cheap12 vot fuel pump ( eg Mr gasket ) or dump it out into a pail and then use compressed air t o dry it out . Buy a 12 bucks sucktion pump that is used to drain tanks etc.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #9
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Try asking at www.apriliaforum.com

You are ignoring the fact that gas is there because it explodes. This is not something to fool around with.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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glad I asked...looks like i will pick up a cheap bulb pump at harbor freight and keep it safe...
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:40 AM   #11
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Its all empty....
I removed the fuel sending unit at the top of the gas tank
I took a 2 foot length of old garden hose and a 3 foot length of fuel line. The fuel line was inserted at the bottom of the fuel tank while the scooter was leaning back so its at the lowest point the garden, the garden hose was inserted in about 2 inches and using a rag I covered the gaps in the opening. I then just blew into the garden hose and with in 1-2 breaths the fuel line was filled and draining...it took about 5 minutes, then added about a half a gallon of fresh gas and repeated to flush out any residual gas.
Today its time to put the clean carb back on the scoot and install all the plastics, put in fresh gas and keep my fingers crossed...
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:05 PM   #12
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65 mph and pulling strong!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:11 AM   #13
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65 mph and pulling strong!!!!!
I'm gonna give this a bump since I think you and I are the only two Mojito owners in the NE.
I've had mine now for almost 2 years and a little over 3K. I absolutely love this scoot and it's been rock solid so far.
I'm always looking for scoot deals but I really doubt I'd replace this one. It's just too much fun to ride.

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