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New scooter! Many problems.

 
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Mrprofits213
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: New scooter! Many problems. Reply with quote

New owner of a 2014 genuine buddy 125 scooter. Runs good!

Didn't came with keys so I kick start it. The problem I have is the turn signals from front and rear don't work. Hazard lights don't work. Brake lights don't work. Fuel gauge don't work. Horn don't work. Ignition switch is busted and disconnected. Cluster lights and headlight works fine.

I bought a new battery connect it and kick start the scooter in hoping to have the lights working with the battery at least connected no luck! The positive fuse is popped but I bypass and connected the battery with jumpers cables to the battery and wires of the scooter and nothing.

What can I do? Can I use a jumper on the ignition switch and use the starter switch to turn it on? Like fooling the switch that is on the on position?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a reason the fuse blew. Pull out the VOM and start chasing it down.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: New scooter! Many problems. Reply with quote

Mrprofits213 wrote:
New owner of a 2014 genuine buddy 125 scooter. Runs good!

Didn't came with keys so I kick start it. The problem I have is the turn signals from front and rear don't work. Hazard lights don't work. Brake lights don't work. Fuel gauge don't work. Horn don't work. Ignition switch is busted and disconnected. Cluster lights and headlight works fine.

I bought a new battery connect it and kick start the scooter in hoping to have the lights working with the battery at least connected no luck! The positive fuse is popped but I bypass and connected the battery with jumpers cables to the battery and wires of the scooter and nothing.

What can I do? Can I use a jumper on the ignition switch and use the starter
switch to turn it on? Like fooling the switch that is on the on position?


Buddy Raton is right. There's a reason why the fuse is blowing. Find out why and correct it. By-passing the problem will only lead to more problems like frying your entire electrical system. I would also recommend you get a new ignition switch assembly.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you bought a stolen scooter.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k1dude wrote:
It sounds like you bought a stolen scooter.


Yeah...I just didn't want to make that assumption...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starts with the kick starter without keys = hot wired. Hmm...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you simply unplug the ignition, the scooter will kickstart with no keys. Nothing to hotwire.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k1dude wrote:
It sounds like you bought a stolen scooter.


Uh... yeah!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's fair for everyone to assume Mrprofits213 bought a stolen scooter. Isn't it possible that he stole it himself?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnk wrote:
I don't think it's fair for everyone to assume Mrprofits213 bought a stolen scooter. Isn't it possible that he stole it himself?


Ha!

I was thinking it, but only you had the cohones to say it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: New scooter! Many problems. Reply with quote

Mrprofits213 wrote:
New owner of a 2014 genuine buddy 125 scooter. Runs good!

Didn't came with keys so I kick start it. The problem I have is the turn signals from front and rear don't work. Hazard lights don't work. Brake lights don't work. Fuel gauge don't work. Horn don't work. Ignition switch is busted and disconnected. Cluster lights and headlight works fine.

I bought a new battery connect it and kick start the scooter in hoping to have the lights working with the battery at least connected no luck! The positive fuse is popped but I bypass and connected the battery with jumpers cables to the battery and wires of the scooter and nothing.

What can I do? Can I use a jumper on the ignition switch and use the starter switch to turn it on? Like fooling the switch that is on the on position?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On anything I own, if I blow a fuse, I use wire around it or stick a nail in its place. Fuses are a pain in the ass anyway. At home when I trip a breaker, I just replace it with a higher amp breaker.

Rewire the thing. Problem solved. You are doing all the right things.

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