Any way to bump start a scooter with no kick start?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Fener6, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Fener6

    Fener6 The Container Man

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    My scooter has been sitting for a little while. I tried starting it today, but it was just too low on juice to get the thing running.

    Is there a way to bump/push start scooters without a kick start? I'm 100% sure that the answer is no, but wanted to double check.

    I'll be hooking it up to the battery tender tomorrow if there isnt a quick solution. :ear
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  2. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    There is no way to bump start a CVT (automatic) scooter. The clutch will not engage unless the engine is running. Depending on how long it has been sitting, the battery may not be any good any more. I would use a 1 amp charger on it for 24 hours. If that doesn't do it, you will need a new battery. I have battery tenders on all 6 of my bikes. I got tired of replacing batteries that went bad because they didn't get used often enough.
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  3. Fener6

    Fener6 The Container Man

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    Thanks for the info.
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  4. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    How about jump starting it. I've done that from my Jeep,with the Jeeps motor turned off. + one for battery tenders.
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  5. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    You can pull the CVT cover off and wrap a flat strap around the variator fins; Pull start scooter :D
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