Hello all. SO my son and I purchased a used 2008 Roketa MC 54 250B scooter as a father son project. We got a really good deal on it and the gentleman who sold it to us used to drive it around the city quite a lot. But one day it would not move anymore. The engine still runs great and all the maintenance was kept up. So we took it apart to discover that it appears the splines in the rear wheel rim have stripped out. My son also noted that the axel nut was pretty loose which is what probably caused it to strip. I figured no problem, I will go online and order one. I can't find one anywhere. On here I see a few posts that talk about 'Jim at Rapid Repair' but I have tried searching and can't find him or his shop. So I thought I would post and see if anyone had any ideas. I hate to scrap the whole thing when the solution seems to be so simple. Thanks in advance.
PS. If anyone has any insight to this vehicle and things I should or should not do with it, please let us know. He just wants to drive it to school this year. (He is 15 currently).
Jim is a dealer for Ice Bear products, and pretty much the go-to guy for anything related to those, as Ice Bear HQ in California won't sell to retail customers except through a dealer, and their dealer network is pretty thin, to put it mildly. Jim can probably also give pretty good advice on scooter stuff in general if he's so inclined. 96 Main St E, Milltown, WI 54858 (715) 825-3710
But as to your Roketa, I had one for 3-4 years so will offer some thoughts, though I'm by no means an expert. You say the engine starts and runs, if so that's good news. But does the power train work? If you put it up on the center stand with the engine running and give it some gas, what happens? Does the rear wheel try to turn? Do you hear any unusual noises, and if so, from where? Power gets from the engine to the rear wheel through a variator, an adjustable front pulley, a drive belt to the rear wheel, a clutch mechanism there, then a shaft to the wheel. You need to narrow down the possibilities. Post more details here, and you'll likely get lots of responses; I sure did in my Roketa days. As to parts, there are a couple places on line once you have a better idea what you actually need. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Also, there's a "pinned" post at the very top of this classroom about parts for Chinese scooters, and it has a lot of pretty good sourcing information for various parts, although I don't think there's been a lot of updating, so you may find some of the sources have gone out of business. Still better than nothing.