I have a fairly new (only three months or so old) x-treme xb-508. I believe that I personally did something to the power but I could be wrong – please help. Here is what I did and when I think the problem started - when the both sided kick stand was down I was trying to release it by going forward and made the mistake of putting the key into the on position first, was holding onto the handles (hence the throttle) and ended up spinning the back wheel a short while (very short while) before finally getting the kickstand to release. The bike then seemed to sporatically loose power while driving it home - literally the power indicator goes to zero and the throttle stops working as if I turned the key off. It hasn’t been the same since. First, I replaced the 30amp fuse and that seemed to fix the power for one restart. The fuse didn't need to be replaced. I have also replaced the clear glass tube fuse.
EVEN WHEN the ignition KEY IS IN THE ON position, the power indicator only SOMETIMES moves at all – the battery if fully charged. Mostly it acts like the ignition hasn’t been turned. Even when in the ON display position, while using the scooter, the display needle will drop immediately to ‘off’ position (as if ignition isn’t turned on) and the scooter will not run.
Do you think I need to replace only my ignition switch? There are no burned or obviously damaged wires (I have taken the seat off, uncliped the wires and checked. THere were two wires crushed in the screw for the seat but their seals weren't broken, they were just smooshed. I don’t know if the controller is the problem ?
In either event, I am capable of using screws, nuts etc but not a soldering gun. If I need to solder then I will have to find someone local to fix the unit once the problem is determined.
Thank you for your time - I really do need the help....please