The last couple days I've had issues with my Sportcity. It will start up fine when cold and I may ride it 15 miles or so. I'll shut it off to get into the "glove compartment" to get to my garage door opener and then it won't start back up. It'll turn over, begin to start, then dies. Same result with each try until it just turns over only. Almost like the engine is flooded or something.
This happened once last year and 30 minutes or so after I tired to start it (approx. 2h 30min after riding) it started right up again. It never happened again last year. This year I've waited a couple hours and it still won't start. Next morning, starts right up. I rode it to work yesterday and stopped at the post office, about 7 miles or so and it started right up. And after working eight hours it was fine. After my ride home it did it. It exhibits no problems while running, only on start up.
I'm not very educated on the mechanical side. It's not showing that it's overheating but it's extremely hot here, 102 yesterday. I checked the coolant last night and it looked ok. The fan turns off and on intermittantly while riding. The oil looked good. With my limited knowledged it sounds to me like it may be the spark plug? It only has 2,500 miles on it. I haven't had a chance to pull the plug yet and look since I work today (did not ride it).
The small plastic bubble on the swing arm by the air filter housing was empty. I can't remember if it had fluid in it before. Is this for the oil, gas, or supposed to be empty? I forgot to look this morning when it started?
Any ideas? The shop where I bought it closed down this winter, along with its sister shop in Oklahoma City. Another shop was talking about taking on the scooters but I'm not sure if they have yet or not. Any help is much appreciated.