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Roketa Aruba manual

Postby mthomas » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:36 pm

I just bought a sweetass Roketa Aruba for $200 with 888 miles. Does anybody know where I can find a manual for it?
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Postby oilyhans » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:24 pm

i went on line and searched for Roketa Aruba
and found
Circuit diagram
http://store.oohla.com/storefiles/termi ... anlutu.pdf
Owner's manual
http://store.oohla.com/storefiles/termi ... 12/sms.pdf
as for the service manual good luck finding a official one.
however the motor is a GY6 150CC-- 95% of the 150cc's
out there are the GY6 the other are the water cooled GY6B
parts are everywhere and any 150cc service manual will have
the info you need.
so the challenge will be just removing the plastic without
breaking any tabs .
mostly you can remove the seat bucket first on that style body.
tons of mod parts too, since its such a common motor.
let me know if you want un restricted CDIs' or something .
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Postby mthomas » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:54 pm

Thanks for the advice. I did just that and found the same info you described. One question for you though. How do I get to the battery? I understand it is under the floor board but the metal and rubber cover does not lift so easy. The batt is dead and I need to charge it up. Thanks for the help.
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Postby oilyhans » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:58 am

yes most batteries are under the floorboard or in the seat bucket if a 2T.
just remove the screws or un-pop the nubs that hold the mat to the
floorboard.
if the battery is real dead 8v or less you should get a new one.
keep it on a charger over the winter and it will last for 3-4 seasons

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Postby mthomas » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:13 pm

Got the battery out and it was dead as a doorknob. I put it on the charger at 2 amps for a couple of hous. It showed no charge at first then it started taking a slight charge. Bumped it up to 10 amps for a hour or so. It will turn the motor over, not real fast, and it will fire but will not stay running. I am not sure if the battery is too low to run the bike or there is a problem with the gas or carb. What do you think?
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Postby John » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:35 am

New battery is the fix to keep it running. Also a cheap fix!
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Postby oilyhans » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:56 am

well 2 hrs at 2 amps will fast charge the battery
so it is dead and gone & yes do go buy one
let us know what the outcome after the new battery is put in

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Postby mthomas » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:42 pm

The thing that pisses me off is it will start but die, especially when I give it throttle, it bogs and dies. Ran to the battery store today and he did not have it in stock. He is supposed to get it Monday. If he can't get one, where is a good alternative place to purchase and what is a good price? Since I had time today in the 80 degree weather, I took out the carb and cleaned it. It was green inside and enough varnish to shellac a door. I took out the jets and cover and sprayed generously with Gumout and compressed air. I did not remove the setting screws to avoid messing up the settings. I put it back together and drained the fuel from the tank and replaced with fresh stuff. Like I say it will fire then die. It seems to run a little longer(2-3 seconds) before it quits when it sits for 20-30 minutes without starting. Then the first time I try, it wl run for 2-3 seconds an then die. If I try to give it gas, it bogs then dies. What I don't understand is what does the battery have to do with keeping it running? If the battery is strong enough to spin the motor, should it not be strong enough to keep the motor running? Shouldn't the aternator or stator or whatever kick in and run the system and charge the battery? Are there any other things I can check until I can switch out the battery? The good news is I fixed the wifes vacuum today so if I could just go for a ride on the vacuum, I'd be set. Thanks for all the help. I can't wait to get this thang on the road.
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Postby mthomas » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:44 pm

Also checked the fuel filter and it was open.
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Postby oilyhans » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:01 pm

mthomas wrote:Got the battery out and it was dead as a doorknob. I put it on the charger at 2 amps for a couple of hous. It showed no charge at first then it started taking a slight charge. Bumped it up to 10 amps for a hour or so. It will turn the motor over, not real fast, and it will fire but will not stay running. I am not sure if the battery is too low to run the bike or there is a problem with the gas or carb. What do you think?


ok , the battery was one thing and the other is the motor
dying
your right the scooter should run with a dead battery and without a battery
on some scooters.
but if its not holding a charge or below 11.5v after charging ,its seen
its day.
It was green inside and enough varnish to shellac a door.
I did not remove the setting screws to avoid messing up the settings.
the carb cleaning was only mostly cleaned

clean the carb completely , since it was so nasty .
you can leave the idle screw in but
do remove the mix screw .
start by counting how many turns in till you hit bottom , write it down,
then you can remove the mix screw and put it back in the same place.
soak the jets in carb cleaner or better yet start with some brake cleaner
then the carb cleaner
make sure you remove the auto choke and clean the passages
there too.

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Postby mthomas » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:36 am

Thanks for the advice it sounds like a carb issue to me also. Another site suggested the valves too tight. Is that a possibility also. I am more familiar with 2 strokes.
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Postby oilyhans » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:09 am

yes valves are a possibility, never hurts to make sure
everything is adjusted and up to par. that being said
valves out of adjustment are a problem mostly with the
cheap chinese scooters
hondas are rarely out of adjustment because the valves themselves are
made from good metal . the chinese valves stretch when they get hot
making them too long and thus the lash goes away making them too tight

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Postby mthomas » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:16 pm

Well today I was able to keep it running by spraying gas into the air cleaner hose. That tells me that it is still a fuel problem and not a valve or battery or electrical issue. I pulled the carb out for the third time and took out the prime jet and I cannot see through it. I could not poke through with a small wire so I have it soaking in Gumout overnight. I will keep everybody posted.
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Postby mthomas » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:34 pm

Well, I finally got it to run. It was the prime jet that was plugged solid. I had to soak it in Gumout overnight and use a tiny sewing needle with a pair of pliers to open the hole. Put the carb back in and fired right up. I already put about 15 illegal miles on it. Three other questions though. First, what is a good plug to put in? There is a Champion in there now and I've read the NGK is the best and which one? Second, the seat was half red and half silver. Since it sat outside over the winter and now it is half orange and half silver. Is there a way to dye or paint the seat to make it look better? Third, still need to replace one mirror that is cracked. Does anybody sell just the replacement glass only? Thanks for the help.
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Postby JD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:09 am

If you check the Roketa website, you can find the full Owner's Manual. Probably should have looked there first:

http://www.roketa.com/product/product_support.jsp?cateID=2610&sonCateID=0&proID=2612

It uses a T2198. Can't find any equivalents for it so far. Seems to be a Chinese part.
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