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2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« on: June 12, 2017, 05:19:28 PM »
Charged battery, reads 12.3, tested all fuses - good, kickstand up, brake lever held in, shut off switch on.

No lights on dash except the seat open red light.  No click, nothing when trying to start it.

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Re: 2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 12:11:22 PM »
I think battery voltage should be above 13 after a charge. Double check it is near 13 while engine on and close to 14 when you rev.

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Re: 2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 08:18:52 PM »
I suspect the handle bar switch.  When you press and hold the brake lever does the rear brake light come on?  If not try the right brake lever and if the brake light comes on then try to start it.  The contacts corrode in the brake lever switch.  I cleaned mine a couple of times over the years an applied dielectric grease.  Working great ever since.  12.3 means the battery is getting tired.  After a charge should be close to if no 13v.  But even with a weak batter should turn over.

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Re: 2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 03:34:51 AM »
Yep, that little black brake light switch on inner part of brake lever. Clean, or replace for less than $5 ea.
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Re: 2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 11:10:16 AM »
Yep, that little black brake light switch on inner part of brake lever. Clean, or replace for less than $5 ea.
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Where can I find them for $5.  Online I saw a price of ~ $22.  Would love to buy and have new a spare.

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Re: 2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 07:15:27 AM »
One screw, unplug wire....switch in hand - compare to all those available on eBay --- for instance ----

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAKE-LIGHT-SWITCH-RIGHT-GY6-4-STROKE-50-150cc-139-QMB-A-157QMJ-SCOOTER-TAOTAO-/111489168063?epid=1259401779&hash=item19f545b2bf:g:IY8AAOSwbqpTx~LY&vxp=mtr

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Re: 2008 Grand Vista 250 will not even, turn over.
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 03:36:21 PM »
I just clicked the link, great stuff thanks! 

One screw, unplug wire....switch in hand - compare to all those available on eBay --- for instance ----

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAKE-LIGHT-SWITCH-RIGHT-GY6-4-STROKE-50-150cc-139-QMB-A-157QMJ-SCOOTER-TAOTAO-/111489168063?epid=1259401779&hash=item19f545b2bf:g:IY8AAOSwbqpTx~LY&vxp=mtr

I've got a couple spares for my LIKE, one each side.
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