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Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
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TaoTao... | Answered on Dec 17, 2019

Check jet to see if its clogged in bottom of carburetor

TaoTao... | Answered on Dec 17, 2019

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Fly Racing... | Answered on Dec 17, 2019

Best and cheapest option is to order tumbler which will come with keys. Just search google for tao tao moped / scooter ignition with keys - They are cheap

TaoTao... | Answered on Dec 16, 2019

You need a stator puller. It is a specific tool that pulls stator off tapered shaft

TaoTao... | Answered on Dec 16, 2019

No, it's about one of my friends... Marcus Luttrell google TXFrog

Thor Bomber... | Answered on Mar 15, 2019

More info would be nice, but,...
It's probably carbureted, if so, First things first, is there a petcock (valve on the tank? Are you sure it's on? If it is, Move the quad into a well-ventilated area, shut off the fuel, preferably by the valve on the tank. (If there is no valve, pinch the fuel line), pull the fuel line off the carburetor, then try draining a small amount of fuel into a gas can, watching how much fuel comes out, then replace the fuel line, ensuring it's on all the way. If the stream of fuel was about the diameter of the inside of the hose, your problem is probably downstream, in the carburetor. (I would look at the float being either stuck or out of adjustment, then see if there is something stuck in the orifice the float's needle valve rests against.) If the stream is more of a fast or slow drip, something is plugging your fuel system. The first thing I'd look at is the filter.

TaoTao... | Answered on Jan 05, 2019

Yes. The old one is not working due to a shorted area and that effects the entire top.

Red Defy Helmet... | Answered on Dec 28, 2018

Try the 1990 YZ 80 factory replacement part. That's the only one that will do the job right.

Wiseco Clutch... | Answered on Dec 28, 2018

Hi Tiffany the best thing u can do is youtube go to the website and type in blower motor replacement and there are tons of videos but there all not going to b the same but I'll bet there's one for your car have a grand day regards Chris

Motorsports | Answered on Dec 21, 2018

Roundup or 2-4D should do the job for you. You can always make sure by asking the agent at the store where you buy the product. Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.

Thor Bomber... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

Once you have disassembled the motor and pulled the armature from the field windings you will need to have an ohm meter. Set the meter to OHMS and then touch the red lead to the winding lead on one end and the black lead to the winding on the other end and if the windings are still good you should be a 0.00 reading or very close depending on the resistance. The reading should be close to the same as touching the red and black leads together. This means that there is a complete circuit end to end and the winding is not broken. IF the meter does not give you that reading you will have a broken winding.

Motorsports | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

Try watching this video to see if it is something that you would be able to tackle by yourself.

Thor Bomber... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

Check all fuses and if good you will have to pull the covering from the rear hatch to get at the wires so you can check with a test light or volt meter to see that you are getting voltage when the wiper switch is activated. If there is no voltage try to see if the wire is damaged somewhere or if the switch itself has gone bad. If there is voltage them the motor may be burned out. You will have to have the things that you find replaced if bad.

Motorsports | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

The home heater setting will depend on where you live. If you have freezing temperatures, I would not set it below 40 degrees. A heater in the crawlspace itself should be one that has a setting that will automatically turn it on at no lower than 30-40. Usually they will have a turn on temp and a shutoff temp that is set by the manufacturer. Make sure you have all pipes in crawl space insulated and if there are exposed pipes in the crawl space I would definitely put the heater close by or use heated pipe tape and try to insulate them to keep from having any freezing. Be sure to close all foundation vents for the winter to keep the cold air out and then open them again in the spring to allow for cross thru ventilation.

Thor Bomber... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

no, it is per car, not per team surely. Here is some reading for you.

Competitors are allowed only a limited number of tyre sets during a race event: thirteen dry, four intermediate, three wet. Each tyre must be marked with a unique identifier for tracking and scrutinising during a race event. During the practice sessions drivers are limited to the use of three sets of dry tyres, and certain sets must be returned to the supplier before the second and third sessions. If qualifying and starting the race on dry tyres, drivers who complete a lap during the third period of qualifying (the top ten) must start the race on the tyre set with which they recorded their fastest time during the second period. Any cars that qualified outside the top ten may start the race on any remaining set of tyres. Cars must race on any two dry compounds during a race unless intermediate or wet tyres have been used by that car in that race.

If driver crashes out can he give his remaining tires to team mate Google...

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Motorsports | Answered on Jul 29, 2018

Hi, Steve, I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK & RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Starter Clutch---GRIND & WHIRR
28. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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TaoTao... | Answered on Apr 28, 2018

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