Bill ezriderscooters com

Miami, FL

#22 Feb 3, 2009
I read alot of negative things about new scooters not running. We suggest all our customers to buy the scooters from dealers that stand behind their product. We have no problem with registrations or getting tittles.So if you are trying to save money by buying direct you really do have to do your homework. Time and time again I service scooters that people just didn't brake in correctly,due to the reason that nobody told them how.Simple things, usally people that thought they were saving money buying direct. Bill Coral Springs Fl.
Robert

Rock Island, IL

#23 Feb 3, 2009
If you bought it off the internet, you are 99% screwed. Most of the on-line sellers don't honor warranties, don't care if you get parts or not, much less repair a scooter. Once again, I keep telling people, those who sell off the internet are not dealers, they are distributors. They do not service or repair what they sell.
Andar Distancia

Allentown, PA

#24 Feb 3, 2009
Look in the yellow pages under 'motorcycles', pick out 3-4 dealers & go see what they have and buy one that 'fits' you.

If there's a problem you have someone to fix it for you or get whatever part.
David Caldwell

United States

#25 Feb 13, 2009
I too bought a JMStar Twister 150 off the internet in July of 08 from Scooter Nitro.com . Now I have a leak and was told that the cylinder head has a crack in it and it looks like it was a manufacturing defect. Does any one know how to get a hold of JMStar directly to try to get the parts? I bought it with a 3 year warranty, which I now know isn't worth crap!!!
Capt Don

AOL

#26 Feb 13, 2009
If you are NOT mech adept-DONT BUY ON LINE!!!!! There is more than gas & go to prepping a scoot! Took me 3 hrs on day 1 , then another hour the next day to dbl ck. I flushed the crankcase 3x in the 1st 4 days. Some nasty shit came out of there!
Then there is tightening ALL the screws & bolts.However IF you know what you are doing- you CAN save some $$. IF you found an honest , reliable caring dist. like I was able to find- you WILL get ANY parts needed to make the scoot rite. Last - DONT buy any unfamiliar name brand scoot as well because its cheaper than some more recognized names. I am on 8 mo now & ride mine EVERY day hard! 2 up on a # of occasions, & w/ 5-6 bags of groceries.Granted there are WAY too many ripoff dist's out there. I can call my dist ANY time & speak w/ the owner about ANY question I may hAVE W/ A VERY HELPFULL CORTEOUS RESPONSE!
He has been a big help on an issue or 2. I guess you could say that my dealers showroom is in Calif
& its a long way to get service however they DO serv them.Even if you buy from a store front dealer, there is no guarantee that they will be there in 4-5 weeks either. They open & close around here like crazy! 3 yr warranty- forget it! There is no real such thing. Mine has a factory warranty (parts only) of 1 yr.As much as I ride it- I may be looking for a new one by then?
Capt Don

AOL

#27 Feb 13, 2009
PS: My neighbor up the street has the same scoot (Sticker on it) & looks. His was manufactured by JM Star. Got it on E-Bay he thought cheap. It came damaged & never has run rite. I think it was a return or 2nd that someone bought a bunch of sold as new? My drivetrain is a Shenke w/ I am told is 1 of the more reliable/ better built ones.
There are no copyright design laws in China so any place can build something that looks just like a good scoot & its really a POS. Good luck finding JM Star!!
flirt

Enfield, UK

#28 Mar 23, 2009
i have a 50cc jm star08 and i dont know where to get it serviced pls help
Capt Don

AOL

#29 Mar 23, 2009
If its a 2 stroke- it should be pretty simple? Not much to the engine.
Robert

Rock Island, IL

#30 Mar 23, 2009
flirt wrote:
i have a 50cc jm star08 and i dont know where to get it serviced pls help
It has I am sure a Chinese GY6 engine which is a 4T. I presume you bought it off the internet? Now you know one of the major problems of buying from a distributor. But servicing these scooters only amounts to changing the engine and tranny oil when you get the break in miles, and every 1000 or so miles after that, if it lasts that long, replacing the spark plug when needed, tightening all the screws and bolts at least once a year. All stuff you can do yourself. If you have any mechanical problems, you are in real trouble. Good luck in finding someone to work on it.
Jerry - Drums PA

Hazleton, PA

#31 Apr 19, 2009
I also bought a socoter nitro Shanghai JM Star scooter, Stealth 150. Had problems from the get-go. Wouldn't start, exhaust loosening, exhaust studs shearing off, oil leaking. Apparently JM Star insulates themselves thru distributors that pop-up, then go out of business. You won't find JM Star directly. You are right your warrentee is worthless. You'll have to get parts thru the many chinese scooter parts dealers http://www.bladepowersports.com is one.
Our cheap Chinese Scooters only need one thing to make them perfect.......a new owner. It's a rip-off, so if we learned something from this experience, call the lost money tuition to the University of Life.
David Caldwell wrote:
I too bought a JMStar Twister 150 off the internet in July of 08 from Scooter Nitro.com . Now I have a leak and was told that the cylinder head has a crack in it and it looks like it was a manufacturing defect. Does any one know how to get a hold of JMStar directly to try to get the parts? I bought it with a 3 year warranty, which I now know isn't worth crap!!!
Al M

Sidney, OH

#32 Apr 22, 2009
I have a Roketa mc 13 250.The battery keeps needed charged. Where can I get a wireing diagram so I can trouble shoot this problem. For some reason it's not charging. Any ideas?
Robert T

Rock Island, IL

#33 Apr 22, 2009
Al M wrote:
I have a Roketa mc 13 250.The battery keeps needed charged. Where can I get a wireing diagram so I can trouble shoot this problem. For some reason it's not charging. Any ideas?
There's a good chance it's the battery not the scooter. If it's a Chinese battery it's probably junk. Scooter batteries are very low amp and they don't have a lot of cranking power. Just starting the scooter will discharge it to some degree, especially if you have to crank it several times. It takes a certain amount riding time just to recharge it after each start. Cold weather is very tough on scooter batteries as well.
Jessi

Groton, CT

#34 May 4, 2009
Can a 150 cc Stella be registered in CA?
Starr wrote:
I work at for the DMV in CA. It's not that we don't "know something" is a motorcycle, it's not like we even get to make the choice. If you can't register something as a motorcycle it's because the vehicle does not meet the requirements listed in your state's vehicle code book to be legally considered such. Do your homework before you buy something so you don't feel like an ass when you don't like the answer you receive from DMV (and subsequently, act like an ass in public because of it- yes, it makes you look like an idiot). I processed an application for a JMSTAR motor scooter today. It is a motor scooter in CA not a motorcycle, but it is registered the same way as a motor cycle. It met US safety standards, US EPA and CA emission requirements, had a VIN and ENG number, and had a certificate of origin. My customer did his homework, found out what registration requirements were, and bought a scooter that met them. We can't register most scooters in CA because they do not meet emission requirements (there will be a label on the bike that will clearly state) and any reputable dealer should be able to tell you what you have to do to register it in your particular state. I would even go so far as to get a written/signed statement by them certifying you're purchasing a new vehicle to take into your state, so if you can't register it, you can take it back to them, or at least have a good case in court against them.
Rosebud

Rock Island, IL

#35 May 4, 2009
You work in CA but your location is shown as CT.?
TIMMY G

AOL

#36 May 5, 2009
Kerry wrote:
We just bought this scooter, new from factory, for my husband to commute to work. The DMV will title it only as an ATV! Don't they know what a motorcycle is?? In Indiana, ATV's aren't street legal. Has anyone had this problem registering your scooter?
SOME PEOPLE ARE COLORED STUPID FOR A REASON. WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD BUY A PRODUCT LIKE THIS WITHOUT RESEARCHING IT. A. SOMEONE WHO HAS MORE MONEY THAN THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT. B. AN IDIOT WHO DESERVES WHAT THEY GET......GET IT!!!
Mike

Sacramento, CA

#37 May 7, 2009
Where in the hell is the battery on this thing? I just bought my 2006 jmstar and the kick start isnt working. The guy told me i needed a new battery, but cant find it.
Rosebud

Rock Island, IL

#38 May 7, 2009
Most scooter batteries are in the floor under your feet. Lift up the mat and you should find the battery compartment hatch.
Marshall Luke

Littleton, CO

#39 Jul 11, 2009
I have found with all the small engine stuff, chain saws, small boat motors, weed wackers etc...you need to learn how they work, own some decent tools, and just plain fix them yourself.
TOM BEHR

Royal Oak, MI

#40 Aug 1, 2009
i have a 150cc jonway scooter when i turn the key in the on position the bike starts with out puting my hand on the brake or pushing the starter button.also battery wont keep a charge while running

Since: Feb 09

La Puente, CA

#41 Aug 9, 2009
Hey everyone,

Anybody looking to buy a scooter- heads up. There are several factories in China who will build a scooter to spec for anyone who wants a container or two. As an "importer" you can choose different components and different quality levels to match what you want. Many of these bikes are ILLEGAL. They do not meet CARB and cannot be sold in CA. In addition they are the lowest quality because the "importer" is trying to hit a certain price point and of course once they have ripped off enough people, they simply disappear and go somewhere else. Many of these bikes look similar to the ones that you may find at your local dealer. In fact some dealers sell the low quality look alikes under certain brands that I will not mention. The Chinese don't care who they sell to or what they sell. If you purchase from a drop shipper you are in for a world of @#$%. Although I'm sure some are legit, there are so many that are criminal as to give the whole business a bad name. In CA it is illegal for a dealer to give the MSO to a customer and have them go to the DMV to title it themselves. If that happens to you you have purchased a bike from a non -licensed individual and your registration may be revoked once the DMV gets around to investigating the seller. This may take a long time as the DMV does not have the manpower to check out all the illegal scooter sellers operating out of a warehouse somewhere. As you can see from various posts you may be able to title it at the DMV depending upon who you get at the window. Bottom line is the DMV doesn't know what's going on with these bikes. But, sooner or later the computer will kick out the VIN at renewal time,(or a cop will look over your bike), as not being CARB or DOT approved and the poor rider will not be able to register the bike making it worthless. A licensed motorcycle dealer must get the bike registered for the customer unless it is sold to someone taking it out of state and there is a mountain of paperwork to prove that fact to the DMV and the BOE. As you can see online @ Craig's list, etc., there are many look alike bikes with no brand on them where the seller will deliver and promises to take care of service, etc. BEWARE! I see all kinds of crap bikes in my shop; can't title, no PDI, no one answers the phone where they bought it, etc. My advice to anyone buying a scooter is to go to the seller's dealership and ride the bike you want to buy before you purchase it. Look on the wall for the DMV license. If you can't see it posted on the wall as required by law, get the hell outta there. A well prepped chinese scooter that is maintained is a good value. Sad that people will be fooled by the look alikes online. Be safe - thanks for the read. D.
Bill ezriderscooters com wrote:
I read alot of negative things about new scooters not running. We suggest all our customers to buy the scooters from dealers that stand behind their product. We have no problem with registrations or getting tittles.So if you are trying to save money by buying direct you really do have to do your homework. Time and time again I service scooters that people just didn't brake in correctly,due to the reason that nobody told them how.Simple things, usally people that thought they were saving money buying direct. Bill Coral Springs Fl.

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